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The different generations will be indicated as follows: 

1st by Capital letter 0. 

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3rd by Capital letters A, B, C, D, E, F, etc. 

4th by Roman numerals I, II, III, IV, V, VI, etc. 

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12th by Arabic numerals, followed by letter h. 

Letters or numerals, or both, in parentheses immediately fol- 
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and 10th child of his father, 2.— Col. L. M. HilP (p. 120), 5th 
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Henry HilP (p. 7), 1st generation. 

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In searching for and collecting the data for this work I have 
received valuable and most generous aid from Mrs. Annie Noble 
Sims, deed., of Savannah, Ga., Mrs. Ella Barrow Spalding, of 
Savannah, Ga., Mrs. Annie Hill Snyder, of Austin, Tex., Mrs. Joel 
Kendall Mathis, of Mooresville, Ala., and Memphis, Tenn., Mrs. 
Jesse Mercer Callaway, deed., of LaGrange, Ga., and, in lesser de- 
gree, from many others, too numerous to mention. To one and all 
of these I extend my most sincere thanks. Without their kindly 
co-operation the task would have been well nigh impossible. As 
it is, the work is not as complete as I would have it. The de- 
scendants of many families have not been traced, from inability 
to get in touch with them, others only partly traced, because of 
indifference, or lack of interest on the part of those applied to for 
information. Nevertheless, I hope and believe it will prove both of 
interest and value to the descendants of every family treated, es- 
pecially so to those who feel any interest in their ancestry or have 
any affection for their kin. 

I have labored earnestly and diligently to ascertain the real 
truth, the actual facts, as to the lineage and history of each 
family, and have given the result in plain and unvarnished lan- 
guage in these pages. That there are shortcomings, deficiencies 
and probably errors, I fully realize. But I trust and believe, credit 
will be given for whatever of real value has been presented, and 
errors will be viewed with indulgence. If appreciated by those for 
whom compiled, and prove helpful to such as may wish to make 
further research, I shall be amply rewarded. 

As a prelude to a genealogical work the following article is so 
apposite, and expresses so perfectly my own views, that I (by con- 
sent) reproduce it here. 


Vol. 1. December, 1921. No. 2. 

[Mrs.] Milnor Ljungstedt, Editor and Publisher, Bethesda, Route 1, Maryland. 

The Editor's Letter. 

"Now, what I want is. Facts. . . . You can only form the minds of reason- 
ing animals upon Facts. Stick to Facts, Sir ["—(Dickens, Hard Times, p. 7). 

The Editor "admires" facts — to drop into a dear New England colloquialism. 
The Editor even loves facts. The beautiful consecutiveness of the alphabet — the 

fact that two and two make four and don't and can't make anything else — these 
are so restfuUy definite. It is strange to the Editor that anything doubtful about 
figures or ancestors can hold any charm. Our ancestors were our ancestors, for 
good or ill, and for all eternity. Kings and princes; peasants and pirates; they are 
with us forever. 

The Editor does think that if a person's ancestor had to be a king, he might at 
least be a respectable one. But so many of the kings who pose as ancestors aren't 
so very respectable. The Editor bears a personal grudge against one of hers — he 
was one of the very worst of them all. And the shocking thought comes ocasionally — 
how much of that detestable person am I ? The Editor is merely aiming at this — take 
your ancestors philosophically. They didn't know anything about j'ou — and they 
didn't know you were going to know anything about them, dig them out of their 
royal tombs and lowly graves, and exhibit them to the eyes of the modern world in 
their unveiled skin and bones, so to speak. Treat them kindly, but exactly. If I 
were an ancestor, I would hate to have my dates mixed up, and my wives made into 
my daughters, or even my granddaughters. The best we can now do for them is to 
be frank when we can, and respectfully reticent when we can't. 

It gives this compiler especial pleasure to add that Mrs. 
Ljungstedt, the Editor of the County Note-Book — an unique bulletin 
— is "a painful, conscientious and faithful" searcher. She has given 
her attention, in a large measure, to reading the old unpublished 
records at the various county seats in Virginia and Maryland, and 
is publishing in the "County Court Note-Book" brief abstracts of 
these old records, and I know of no source from which one can ob- 
tain so much and so varied genealogical information. 


LoDOwicK Johnson Hill, Sr. 
Atlanta, Ga., 1922. 

"He only deserves to be remembered by posterity who treasures 
up and preserves the history of his ancestors" (Edmund Burke). 

The Hills of Wilkes County Georgia 
And Allied Families 

According to family tradition, positive, persistent and unvary- 
ing, the ancestors of Henry HilP, of Nansemond County, Va., — s,,^i,o 
the branch of the family of which I treat— were Seotch-Irish, from ' - 
County Down, Ireland. I therefore note a few of the Hills of '^^f^'^^' 
Ireland. ^^j. 

Moses Hill, with a number of other prominent persons, were 
invited to Ulster, Ireland, to populate and develop it, 1605-1618. 

Moses Hill had wood land given him, which being thereafter 
demolished, left a fair and beautiful country, when a later heir of 
the Hills built Hillsborough (Foote's Sketches of N. C, pp. 88-89— 
taken from "A short account of the Church of Christ as it was 
amongst the Irish at first; among and after the English entered; 
and after the entry of the Scotts", by Rev. Andrew Stewart). 

Sir Moses Hill, of Hillsboro, d. Feby. 1629, ae. 76, had sons : 

Peter and Arthur, d. 1632, who afterwards succeeded; two 
sons, Francis and Randall. Francis died without male issue and 
the estate devolved upon his uncle, Arthur Hill, of Hillsboro, who 
during the period of the Irish rebellion built a fortress at Hillsboro, 
in recognition of his devotion; this was in 1660 erected into a 
Royal Garrison and he and his heirs made Constable of the Castle ; 
died 1663. Some of his sons died young and none were of the 
names of those that came to America. (Collins' Peerage — Edition 
of 1768— Vol. VII). 

Moses Hill went to Ireland 1573. 

Seats. — Hillsborough Castle and Merlough House, Dumdrum, 
County Down ; and East Hampstead Park, Wakingham, Berks. The 
Marquis of Devonshire. Motto: "Per Deum et Fermen Ostium". 

Samuel Hill, an ancestor of the Hill family in Ireland, was 
Treasurer for the County of Buckingham during the time of Oliver 
Cromwell, 1642. 

Sir Hugh Hill, son of Rowley^ son of John-, son of Samuel% was 
created baronet in 1779, and represented the city of Derry in 
Parliament 1768 to 1795, when he died. 

The arms as here presented are taken from- Crozier's General 
Armory, as brought to Virginia by Col. Humphrey Hill, of King and 
Queen County, d. 1775, and are described as: 

"Arms. — Azure, on a chevron between three owls argent, three 
mullets, sable, a bordure ermine." 

The arms as given Sir Hugh Hill, bore : 

"The chevrons, with erminois points instead of mullets, and 
were placed between three leopards' heads instead of owls ; but the 
differences between the two are easily attributable to the inter- 
marriages with other families bearing arms of that distinction." 

2 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Sir Henry Blyth Hill, 6th Baronet, of St. Columbs, County 
Londonderry, Captain and Brevet Major late Royal Irish Fusiliers, 
sometime Governor of Bohrel el Gazol, attached to the Egyptian 
Army 1898-1908, etc., etc. 

Lineage. — Samuel Hill, first ancestor of the family in Ireland, 
went from Buckinghamshire to Ireland as Treasurer of that King- 
dom under Oliver Cromwell in 1642. John, Samuel, Hugh, etc., etc. 

Motto. — "Ne tentes aut perfice" — "Complete what you attempt," 
or "Attempt not, or accomplish." (Burks' Peerage, Baronetage 
and Knightage, under head of "Hill".) 

Samuel Hill in Warwick County, Va., in 1693, but no further 
record of him. (N. C. H. & G. R. 1-1-52.) 

The Viscount Hill (Sir Rowland Richard Clegg-Hill) of Hawk- 
stone and Hardwicke, Salop, Baron Hill, of Almares and Hard- 
wicke, in the same County, etc., etc. 

Lineage. — The residence in the County of Salop, of this dis- 
tinguished family, can be traced to a period antecedent to the reign 
of Edward I, but the name, instead of Hill, was formerly spelled 
Hull, or de la Hull — Humphrey Hill, of Buntingale, living tempo 
Henry V ; Ralph, Thomas, Rowland, etc. 

Motto. — "Avancez". (Burk's Peerage, Baronetage and Knight- 
age, head "Hill"). 

The coat of arms of Col. Humphrey Hill are identical with those 
of Isaac Hill, of King and Queen County, Va. (Old King William 
Homes and Fams., pp. 64-'5, by Clarke.) 

Edward Hill^ in Virginia, 1622 ; d. 15 May, 1624. His son and 
grandson bore the same name. All were Burgesses, Members of 
Council, and held other prominent offices. The tomb of the third 
Col. Edward Hill, of "Shirley", bears the arms: A lion passant. 
Crest: a demi-lion. The tinctures are not designated. 

The arms of Hill, of the County of Wexford, Ireland, contain a 
lion passant, with a demi-lion passant for a crest. ("Va. Herald- 
ica", Vol. V, p. 46; E. S. of Ala., p. 383, footnote). 

From a copy of the Raleigh News and Observer, of some years 
ago, is taken the following : 

The Hill Family, of Elizabeth and Charles City Counties, Va.: 
Arms: Gules, two bars, ermine; in chief, a lion passant, argent. 
Crest: A boar's head, sa.; in the mouth a trefoil slipped, ppr. 
Motto: "Spe labor levis". 

Nathaniel Hill, great-grandfather of the late Nathaniel P. Hill, 
U. S. Senator from Colorado, was born 1705 in the North of Ireland, 
and about 1730 emigrated to New York and settled on the western 
frontier of the Scotch-Irish settlements then already established 
west of the Hudson River. (Frances Cowles). The late Governor 
David Hill, of New York, descended from Adam Hill, of County 
, Derry, Ireland, who emigrated to Schenectady, N. Y., where he 
died 1764. 

AND Allied Families 3 

There are some fourscore possible coats of arms for the Hill 
family, one being as follows: 

Arms : Gules, two bars ermine, in chief a lion passant, per pale 
or and argent. The crest is a fleur de lys argent. 

The Motto — which is always an optional matter, is "Esse quam 
videri", literally "to be rather than to seem", or freely, "Better 
to be than to seem to be". 

"In 1661, the Marquis of Worcester obtained letters patent for 
a breech-loading gun or pistol. In 166 J!^ Abraham Hill obtained 
letters patent for a similar invention, viz., a new way of making a 
gun or pistol, the breach whereof rises upon a hindge by a con- 
trivance of a motion from under it, by which it is also let downe 
againe and bolted fast by one and the same motion". (N. E. H. 
&G. Reg., Vol. 33, p. 351). 

In "Die. of Natl. Biography", Vol. XXVI, p. 389, we find: 

"Abraham Hill, b. 1635 ; d. 1721, came of an old family seated 
at Shilstone in Devonshire; father, Richard Hill, a merchant and 
alderman of London, was appointed by the Long Parliament treas- 
urer of sequestrations in the summer of 1642 till 1649. At the 
accession of William and Mary, Abraham Hill became a Commis- 
sioner of trade, and Bishop Tillotsen appointed him Comptroller of 
Canterbury. He is buried in the Chancel of Sutton Church. He 
married Anne, daughter of Sir Bulstrode Whitelocke, Knight, had 
son Richard and daughter Frances." 

In the Colonial Records of North Carolina are numerous records 
of the transactions and communications of the "Lords of Trade". 
In Vol. I, p. 540, Lords of Trade to Gov. Nicholson July 22, 1701, 
Whitehall. (Signed) Stamford, Ph. Meadows, Abraham Hill, Matr. 
Prier, Lords of Trade. 

In C. R. N. C, Vol. I, p. 464, is a petition, September 7, 1696, to 
remove the Attorney General, signed by Abraham Hill et al.. Lords 
of Trade, and on page 524 to Governor Nicholson relative to the 
boundaries between North Carolina and Virginia, signed January 
14, 1699-1700, Whitehall, by AbrahanfHill et al.. Lords of Trade. 

The name Henry occurs, probably, more frequently than any 
other in the Hill family, not only in one, but in all of its branches 
and in every generation. The names Abraham and Moses quite 
often in Chowan County, N. C, and that of Hugh once. The loss of 
all the records of Nansemond County, Va., has made it impossible, 
not only to connect Henry^ with his overseas ancestors, but also to 
learn who were his parents or grandparents. There were several 
Henry Hills in Norfolk County in the 17th Century, one in 1646, 
and later, who was a man of substance and influence. In 1644 a 
John Hill, Gent., obtained a. patent in Nansemond County, in the 
section where we later find Henry HillS for his own adventure and 
importation of three others, but there is no later record of him 
preserved. There were also numerous Henry Hills in the middle 
of the 17th century in Maryland, and a Henry Hill, Commander of 

4 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Horse, 1630, Accomack County, Va. In the 17th century there was 
a very decided movement, to and fro, of the inhabitants of Norfolk, 
Nansemond and Isle of Wight Counties and it is not impossible that 
Henry's^ parents came from the County of Norfolk. Green Hill, Sr., 
born in Isle of Wight in 1714, removed to Bute County, N. C, and 
named his eldest son Henry. Benjamin Hill, born 1697, in Nanse- 
mond, removed to Bertie County, N. C, and died 1758; named a 
son Henry. Isaac Hill, d. 1708, Bertie County, N. C, had a grand 
son, son of John, named Henry. All suggestive of a common origin. 
Considering all the records and facts above referred to, it seems 
not unreasonable to believe the tradition as to origin of Henry 
Hill's^ ancestors is based on fact. 

No claim is made to a royal lineage, to noble blood, or right to 
bear a coat of arms. 

If, as a matter of fact, they have such an heritage, their right 
is dormant and barred by inability to connect these early Virginians 
with their overseas ascendants. 

They, however, take pardonable pride in having an ancestry of 
unblemished characters, who were blessed with hearts and minds 
which commanded esteem, made them the peers, and won for them 
the friendship and confidence of those of the highest standing in 
their sections ; who were peace-loving, law-abiding and God-fearing, 
industrious, progressive and constructive; who achieved signal 
successes in every field of endeavor and were potent factors in 
promoting the general well-being of their fellowmen, the liberty, 
stability, civilization and welfare of their country. Many have at- 
tained to great eminence in the professions, filled the highest 
public stations with credit to themselves and to the honor and glory 
of country. 

O. — Henry HillS of the Upper Parish of Nansemond County, 
Virginia, whether native or immigrant not yet definitely ascer- 
tained, was the first and earliest of our Hill ancestors, in America, 
of whom we have definite and certain knowledge. 

"John Odom to Nicholas Stallings, Assignment of a patent, Oct. 
19, 1700. Test., Will Hunter, Henry Hill, Robt. Rountree". (N. C. 
H.& G.Reg., 1-1-89). 

"To all &c., Whereas, &c., Now know ye that I, the sd. Francis 
Nicholson, Esq., Governor, &c.. Doe with the advice and consent 
of the Councill of State accordingly give & grant unto Henrij Hill 
five hundred acres of land situate lying and being in the upver 
parish of Nansemond County near Bennett's Creek; Beginning at 
a white oake, a corner tree of John Rice and Edward Holms their 
land, and a line Easterly fifty nine degrees one hundred and eight 
poles to a pine, thence North Easterly fifty-four degrees one hun- 
dred and thirty six poles to a pine, thence North Easterly forty 
degrees one hundred and sixteen poles to a pine, thence North 
Westerly five degrees forty poles to a pine, thence North Easterly 
17° 74 poles to a pine, thence North Westerly fifty eight degrees 

AND Allied Families 5 

eighty poles to a pine, thence South Westerly seventy three degrees 
one hundred and four poles to a pine, thence South Westerly forty 
six degrees seventy four poles to a pine, thence Due West one 
hundred and four poles to a white oak in Speight's line, thence 
bounding on ye sd. line to the first station, the said land being due 
unto ye sd Henrij Hill by and for the transportation of ten persons 
into this Colony whose names are to he in the records mentioned 
under this patent. To have and to hold &c. To be held &c., Yield- 
ing and paying «&c.. Provided &c. Given under my hand and ye 
seal of the Colony this 25th day of ApHll Anno Domini 1701. Fr. 

Names of persons transported were: 

"William Casey, Mary Cucke, Charles Westonnon, Thomas 
Clarke, Robert Deaver, Robert Nelson, Benjamin Hentschell, John 
Yates, Bryon Skerring, John Wallington". (Office of Land Patents 
at the Capitol, Book 9, p. 304, Richmond, Va.). As the names of 
himself and family are not among the headrights, he was evidently 
a resident of the County previous to that date. He removed with 
his wife, Mary, and son Abraham HilP, to Chowan, now Gates 
County, N. C, about 1702 or 1703, as shown by the following records, 

"Henry Hill proved his rights for the importation of Henry, 
Mary and Abraham Hill, John, William and Elizabeth Hinton, 

John Maulby and Joh Webb, Oct. 29th (prior to 1710)". 

(N. C. H. «& G. Reg., Vol. 2, No. 2, p. 305). 

". . . Abraham Hill, Jr.^ son of Abraham-, son of Henry\ 
who first settled in Chowan (now Gates) County, about 1700" 
(N. C. H. & G. Reg., 2-2-310). 

Mary Hill's maiden name not yet ascertained. 

These Hintons, who were imported by Henry HilP, are the 
ancestors of all of this name that are so prominently featured in 
the subsequent annals of North Carolina and other Southern States. 
The very intimate and close association of the Hills and Hintons 
during this early period and the succeeding generation, as evidenced 
by numerous records, suggests the probability of a matrimonial 
relationship between them, either that Mary Hill was a Hinton, or 
that Elizabeth Hinton was a Hill, or that Mary Hill and Elizabeth 
Hinton were sisters. This, however, is purely speculative, no rec- 
ords, so far discovered, showing intermarriage. We must not over- 
look, however, the fact that all the "Nansemond County records 
v/ere destroyed in 1865. It was a great public calamity as they 
contained some of the richest and most valuable historic informa- 
tion of old Virginia". ("The Winbornes of Old", p. 37). 

The records given are the oldest so far discovered that relate 
definitely to this Henry HilP. He was born, probably, circa 1670; 
died intestate between July 11, 1719, and April 18, 1720. (Book 
"F", No. 1, pp. 8, 14; Book "H", No. 1, p. 101). In most of the 
records made in North Carolina, prior and up to 1730, Henry' and 
Abraham HilP are described as of Nansemond County. 

6 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Jno. Watson to Hen. Hill— Deed 8th May, 1716. 

To all those people to whom these presents shall come, greet- 
ing &c, Know ye that I, Jno. Watson, of Chowan Precinct in North 

Carolina, Planter, for & in consideration of the sum of 

pounds in good lawful money of Carolina afsd to me in hand before 
the ensealing hereof paid by Hen- Hill, in ye County of Nansemond 
in Virginia, also Planter, the receipt whereof .... hereby acknowl- 
edges and myself therewith fully satisfied & contented & thereof & 
of every part and parcel thereof Do Exonerate & discharge the sd. 
Henry Hill his heirs & assigns forever by these presents have given, 
Granted, bargained, sold aliened conveyed & confirmed and by these 
presents do fully freely & absolutely Give Grant bargain sell Alien 
Confirm Convey unto him the said Henry Hill his heirs & assigns 
forever a tract of land containing one hundred & fifty acres lying 
on the Northeast shore of Chowan on deep run beginning at a 
white oak Dan'll Halsey's corner tree then S. 30 wt 40 pole to a 
pine then S. 70 Et. 154 pole to pine N. 15 Et. 94 Pole to a red Oak, 
then N. 50 Wt. 332 Pole to the centre of five pines & two Oaks then 
along Jam.s Farlow's lines S. 10 Wt. 139 Pole to a Poplar on deep 
run then along the said line to the first station. 

To have & to hold the sd. granted Bargained Premises with all 
the appurtenances privileges & commodities to the same belonging 
or in any ways appertaining to him the sd Henry Hill his heirs & 
assigns forever to his & their only proper use benefit & behoof 
forever and I the Sd. John Watson & Mary my wife for us our 
heirs Exrs. do covenant promise & Grant to & with the Sd. Henry 
Hill, his heirs & assigns that before the Ensealing hereof I am the 
true Sole and lawfull owner of the above bargained Premises and 
am lawfully seized and possessed of the same in mine own proper 
Right as a good perfect & absolute estate of inheritance in fee 
simple and have in myself good right full power and lawful! au- 
thority to grant bargain sell convey & confirm the sd. bargained 
Premises in manner above said and that the Sd. Hen-ry Hill & as- 
signs shall & may from time to time & at all times forever here- 
after by force & virtue of these presents Lawfully Peaceable & 
Quietly have hold use occupy possess & enjoy the Sd. Demised & 
bargained premises with the appurtenances free & Clear acquitted 
exonerated & discharged of & from all & all manner of former & 
other Gifts Grants bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Entails 
Joyntures dowers judgments executions Incumbrances &c Extents 
furthermore I the Sd. Jno. Watson for myself my heirs exrs. admrs. 
do convenant and engage the above demised premises to him the 
Sd. Henry Hill his heirs and assigns against the Lawfull Claim or 
demand of any person or persons whatsoever forever hereafter to 
warrant secure & defend and Mary Watson the wife of me the Sd. 
Jno. Watson doth by these presents freely willingly give yield up 
& surrender all her right of dower & power of thirds in & unto 

AND Allied Families 7 

the above Demised premises unto him the Sd. Henry Hill His heirs 
& assigns. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seall 
the 14th day of April 1716. 

Jno. T. Watson ( ) 
Mary R. Watson ( ) 
Signed sealed & Deld. in the Presence of 

Nick Stallings, 
Jam,s I. Farlow, 
Jno. T. Honton (Hinton) 
(Reg. Vol. 1, No. 2, p. 292 ; also Vol. 2, No. 3, p. 473) . 

Jno. W. Watson to 
Henry Hill, Assignment of 
Patent for 140 acres of 
Land, Dated 1 April, 1713. 

Know all men by these presents that 
I, Jno. Watson, of Chowan Precinct, 
doth by virtue of these presents as- 
sign and make over all my whole 
right and title of this within patent to Mr. Henry Hill, of Nan- 
semond County. Witnesseth my hand this 16th day of April, 

Jno. Watson. 
Test: Christopher Dudley. 

Jno. Gordon. Nov. 5, 1729. 

The above assignment was proved 
by the oath of Christopher Dud- 
ley, one of the evidences thereto 
before me. 
Regd. 5 Nov. 1729. C. Gale, C. J. 

It will be noted that the above assignment was made in 1716, 
but not proved and registered until 1729, ten years after the death 
of the assignee, Henry Hill. (Reg. Vol. 2, No. 3, p. 447). 

Henry Hill^ prosecutes his suit against James Fleming. Con- 
tinued to next Court. Court adjourned to next court in course. 
(Court held at house of William Branch, 1716) . (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 

Henry HilP purchased a tract of land represented as containing 
ninety acres. Later, when he had it surveyed, it was found to be 
220 acres. To perfect his title to the tract he took out a patent, as 
here shown: 

"Henry Hill 220 acres of Land in the Upper Parish of Nanse- 
mond County, near Bennett's Creek. Granted by Alex. Spotswood 
July 11, 1719". (Land Book, at Richmond, No. 10, p. 444). This 
tract was sold Dec. 8, 1756, by Abraham Hill- and wife, Judith, to 
Josiah Cranberry and registered April 15, 1757. The above stated 
facts are recited in this conveyance. (Book H, No. 1, p. 101). 

0. — Henry Hill^ and Mary , his wife, had an only son : 

P. — Abraham HilP, born in 1697 or '8, in Nansemond County, 
Virginia; died in Chowan, now Gates, County, N. C. Will dated 

April 18, 1760 ; married prior to October 20, 1729, Judith , 

maiden name not learned. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 1-1-105; 1-4-553; 

8 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Showing Henry Hill's^ death are the following: 
"Mary Hill to Thomas Harmon ; Power of Attorney : Know all 
men by these presents That I Mai^y Hill, Widow of Henry Hill late 
of the Upper Parrish of Nansemond County, hereby have assigned 
and ordained and made and in my stead and place by these presents 
put and constitute my trusty and well beloved friend Mr. Thomas 
Harmon, Gentleman of the County of Albemarle and Precinct of 
Chowan in North Carolina, as my true and Lawful Attorney Gen- 
eral in my name & to my use and behalf to ask recover or to receive 
of any person or persons that stands justly indebted to me in the 
County of Albemarle and Precinct aforesaid giving and by these 
presents granting unto my said Attorney full power and lawful 
authority in the premises to do as aforesaid, all & such act & acts, 
thing & things, devise and devises, in Law whatsoever for the re- 
covery of all of Debts aforesaid as fully largely and amply in every 
respect as I myself might or could do, if I were personally present, 
and upon which thereof acquittances or other discharges for & in 
my name to make ratifying and allowing whatsoever my said Attor- 
ney shall lawfully to be done or cause to be done in and about the 
premises by virtue of these presents be good. In Witness whereof 
the said Mary Hill hath hereunto set her hand & seal the 18th of 
April, 1720. 

Signed, sealed & delivered in the presence of us 

his / 

Richard R. Brothers. I. At a Court held for Chowan Pre- 

mark i cinct on the 3rd Tuesday in April 

Thos. Rountree. J 1720 at the Court House in Queen 

Anns Town the within power of attorney was proved by the oath 
of Richard Brothers & Thomas Rountree, the evidences thereto are 
on motion ordered to be recorded and is recorded. 

Test. Thos. Henmon, Clk." (Book F, No. 1, p. 8). 
"Abraham Hill- To Thomas Rountree: Power of Attorney: 
North Carolina SS April 20/1720. 

Mr. Thomas Rountree, I do hereby authorize and empower you 
to appear for me and prosecute or defend any cause in North Caro- 
lina against or at the suit of John Watson and this shall be your 

Abraham Hill. 

At a Court mentioned and held for Chowan Precinct at the 
Court House at Queen Ann's Town on the 2nd day of April, 1720, 
the within named Abraham Hill acknowledged the within Power 
of Attorney to the within named Thomas Rountree, and on motion 
is ordered to be recorded and is recorded. 

Thos. Henman, Clk &c." 

(Book F, No. 1, p. 14). 

Abraham HilP attained his majority by July 1719. 

AND Allied Families 9 

To Abraham Hill- of Nansemond Co., Va., from Richard Skin- 
ner, July 13, 1719, 200 acres of land near the Punch Bowl (now 
Centre Hill) . (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 2-3-473 ; Book "W", No. 1, p. 189 
— at Edenton). 

Richard Skinner, Sr., of Perquimons, to Abraham HilP, Upper 
Parish, Nansemond Co., Va., Said Abraham, son of Henry Hill, 200 
A. beginning at a pine near Punch Bowl, in the Meadow, Wm. 
Woodley's corner line, to Bear Swamp, etc. July 13, 1719. Test. : 
John Geisa, William Watson, Thos. Rountree. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 
1-1-105; Book "W" at Edenton). 

To Abraham Hill, of Nansemond Co., Va., from Richard Ben- 
field, Aug. 5, 1720, 500 acres land in Perquimon's Precinct. (Book 
"W", No. 1, p. 597; N. C. H. & G. Reg. 2-3-473). 

Abraham Hill, of Nansemond Co., Va., to William Hinton, of 
same place, Jany. 30, 1720, 75 A. at the head of Horse Pool Swamp. 
(Book C, No. 1, p. Ill; N. C. H. & G. REG. 2-3-474). 

Abraham Hill, of Nansemond Co., Va., to Edward Bass, of Nor- 
folk Co., Va., 100 A. lying at the head of the Horse pool Swamp — 
patented by said Hill's father, March 1, 1718. Deed dated Jany. 30, 
1720. Test.: Wm. Hinton, Thos. Rountree. (Book C, No. 2, p. 113; 
N. C. H. & G. Reg. 2-3-474; 2-4-616). 

Abraham Hill, of Nansemond Co., Va., to John Bass, of Albe- 
marle Co., N. C, Jany. 30, 1720, 200 A. adjoining above tract. Test. 
Yv^m. Hinton, Thos. Rountree. (Book C. No. 1, p. 115; N. C. H. & 
G. Reg. 2-3-475). 

William Jones, of Perquimons, to Abraham Hill, of Nansemond 
Co., Va., 640 acres in Bear Swamp, Assignment of Patent dated 
Nov. 27, 1727. Deed dated Dec. 15, 1727. Test.: Richard Bond, 
Thomas Walton, Wm. Havield. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 2-3-445) . 

Abraham Hill was here (in Chowan County) over twenty-one 
years old in 1721 ; he and his father came from Nansemond County, 
Va. (Extract from letter of J. R. B. Hathaway, of Edenton, Editor 
of the Register, to L. J. Hill, of Atlanta, Ga., 13 Feby. 1902). 

Abraham Hill dealt largely in real estate. The above records 
are but a few of the many at Edenton and are given here to estab- 
lish his age and nativity. The following record shows that he 
married prior to October 20, 1729. 

.... Spivey a Deed, the 20th Oct. 1729. Regd. 7th Feby. 

1732. Between Abrm. Hill of the & Precinct of Chowan in 

No. Carolina & Judah one part & Jacob Spivey of the same 

County of the Witnesseth that th. Sd. Abrm. Hill for the 

consideration of pounds current money of No. Carolina to 

him in hand pd Spivey the rect whereof he the sd. Abrm. 

Hill doth acknowledge & for himself his heirs Exrs., Admrs. 

acquit exonerate & discharge him the sd his heirs 

& assigns forever have given bargained & sold & by these presents 
doth fully clearly & absolutely give, grant, bargain alien,^ sell & 
forever make over & confirm unto the said Jacob Spivey his heirs 

10 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

& assigns one hundred acres of land Situate lying & being in Per- 
quimons Precinct in North Carolina afsd. at a place commonly 
known by the name of Bear Swamp near the Punch Bowl & join- 
ing on the line of a parcel of land belonging to Sam Pagette being 
part of a Patent granted to Wm. Jones of Chowan Precinct for 640 
acres bearing date the 27th Nov. 1727 doth & may appear & was 
by the Sd. Wm. Jones sold & conveyed to the Sd. Abrm. Hill. To 
Have & to Hold unto the said Jacob Spivey his heirs & assigns with 
all the rights members and apurt thereof & all other liberties & 
privileges therein & thereon contained and the said Hill & Judah 
his wife for them & each of them their & each of their heirs Exrs. 
& Admrs. do by these presents promise & warrant at the ensealing 
& delivery hereof that they have a good right title & estate in the 
premises in fee simple, & hath full right & lawful authority to 
bargain & sell the same unto the said Jacob Spivey his heirs & 
assigns forever & that the said land & premises with all & singular 
the apurts. now are & so shall & may forever hereafter remain 
continue & be unto the said Jacob Spivey his heirs & assigns free 
& freely clear & clearly acquitted exonerated & discharged of & 
from all manner of gifts grants leases sales, mortgages, deeds, 

Bonds, Judgments, Forfeitures and arrearages of rents & 

all their incumbrances nature & kind so ever but that the 

said Jam.s & assigns shall & lawfully may from time 

times peaceably & quietly have enjoy the afs. land & 

premises with all without any the lawfull set suit trouble 

molestation interruption execution of heirs or as- 
signs or any other person from by or under him or them or any 
person or persons whatsoever. In Witness Abra- 
ham Hill & Judah his wife have & affixed their seals the 

day and year first 



Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of 
Thos. Rountree 
Wm. Rice. 

The above deed, bearing date 20th Oct. 1729 shows that Abra- 
ham Hill and his wife, in this deed called Judah, were married prior 
to that date, and the many blank spaces attest the age, effaced and 
illegible state of these old records. "All the Blank Spaces above 
were blank in the Deed Book. R. M. Boyle". — The Register who 
made copy. 

On 26th Sept. 1749, Abraham HilP and Judith, his wife — so 
named throughout the deed — make a conveyance to Moses Hamble- 
tion of 100 acres lying near the head of Gum pocosin in Chowan, 
part of a patent Granted to Henry Hill\ father to the said Abraham 
Hill, &c &c., Reg. May 4, 1750. Pr. James Craven, Reg. C. Co. 

''This Indenture made this eighth day of december in the year 
of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and fifty six Be- 

AND Allied Families 11 

tween Abraham Hill and Judith Hill his wife of the one part and 
Josiah Granbury of the other part all of them of the County of 
Chowan in the Province of North Carolina, Witnesseth : That the 
said Abraham Hill & Judith his wife for and in consideration of 
the sum of ninety five pounds good and Lawf ull money of the colony 
of Virginia already in hand paid them by the said Josiah Granbury 
the receipt of which said sum they the said Abraham & Judith 
doth hereby acknowledge & themselves thereof fully and entirely 
satisfied have bargained sold aliened enfeofed & confirmed & by 
these presents doth bargain, sell alien & enfeof & forever confirm 
unto the said Josiah Granbury his heirs & assigns forever all those 
two tracts dividendends & parcels of land hereinafter mentioned 
that is to say that parcel of land, which the said Abram purchased 
from one John Perry of the County of Bertie containing by esti- 
mation one hundred acres and is bounded as follows: towit: Be- 
ginning at a marked pine standing in or near a certain branch 
thence running by a line of marked trees till it meets the old divid- 
ing line made between Edward Homes and John Perry so along the 
said dividing line till it comes to the said branch, thence down the 
said branch and bounded thereon to the first station and is part of 
a patent granted to Edward Homes & John Rice in the year Anno 
Domini 1695. Also one other tract or parcel of land which was sold 
by John Rice to Henry Hill farther of the said Abr^aham for ninety 
one acres, but the same being surveyed there appeared to be two 
hundred and twenty acres for which said two hundred and twenty 
acres the said Henry Hill obtained a patent dated the 11th day of 
July Anno Domini 1719 is bounded as follows; viz: 

Beginning at a stake by the side of a branch called the Merry 
branch & runs thence So. 130 poles to a stake thence South 81 — W. 
304 poles to a poplar standing at the mouth of the Meherrin Swamp 
thence up Bennett's Creek according to the various courses thereof 
to the mouth of the aforesaid Merry branch thence up the same 
according to the various courses thereof & bounding thereon to 
the first station which said two parcels of land lies situated in the 
County of Chowan in the Province of North Carolina adjoining 
each other and containing in the whole quantity of three hundred 
and twenty acres be the same more or less according to the most 
known and reputed bounds thereof together with all houses orch- 
ards, gardens, marshes waters woods ways mines & minerals & all 
other the profits & commodities thereto belonging or in any wise 
appurtaining with the reversion & reversions remainder & remain- 
ders, rents issues & profits thereof & of every part & parcel thereof 
to have and to Hold the said bargained premises unto the said 
Josiah Granbury his heirs & assigns forever to his & their only 
benefit & behoof forever and the said Abraham Hill and Judith his 
wife for themselves their heirs, executors & administrators doth 
covenant promise Grant and agree to & with Josiah Granbury his 
heirs & assigns forever in manner following, That is to say, that 

12 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

they the said Abraham Hill and Judith his wife at the time of 
ensealing & delivering of these presents is and stands lawfully 
seized & possessed of a good free estate in fee simple of and in 
the premises and that they have good right & lawful authority to 
sell and pass away the fee simple estate of the said land unto the 
said Josiah Granbury his heirs and assigns forever that the said 
land is fully freely & clearly discharged & acquitted of all bargains, 
sales, Jointures, dowers, rents & arrearages of rents & of & from 
all manner of incumbrances whatsoever, and the said Abraham 
Hill and Judith his wife doth for themselves their heirs executors 
administrators further promise covenant and agree to and with 
the said Josiah Granbury his heirs & assigns forever that the said 
Abraham & Judith their heirs & Exrs. will at any time hereafter 
when reasonably thereto required by the said Josiah Granbury his 
heirs & assigns do or cause to be done any other or further act 
thing or things for the more & better securing unto the said Josiah 
his heirs & assigns a good & sure title to the bargained premises & 
lastly the said bargained premises unto the said Josiah Granbury 
his heirs & assigns forever that the said Abraham Hill and Judith 
his wife their heirs executors administrators will warrant & for- 
ever defend against the lawful claims of all manner of persons 
whatsoever. In Witness Whereof the said Abraham Hill & Judith 
his wife hath hereunto set their hands & seals the day & date first 
above written. Abraham Hill (S) 

The mark of 
Judith Hill (S) 

Sealed & delivered acknowledged & recorded in pres- 
ence of us 

! Received the eighth day of December Anno 
Domini 1756 From Josiah Granbury Ninety 
five pounds current money of Virginia in full 
consideration of the within deed from Abra- 
ham Hill. 
Judith mark Hill. 
F. 95 Witness Abraham Hill, Edwd. Riddick, Henry Hill. 
The above deed was proved & acknowledged in due form of law 
Judith Hill having been first privately examined this 13th day of 
April 1757 before me. Let it be registered. 

Peter Henly C. J. 
Registered 15th day of April 1757 by 

G. Disbrowe Reg. 
In the Field Book of the Surveyors of the boundary line be- 
tween Virginia and North Carolina on March 30, 1727/8 is the 
following entry : 

"At 365 chains from the beginning (Viz.: the Burnt pine and 
George House) is the road from Abraham Hill to Meads . . At 
390 chains from do. burnt pine & they crossed a Branch of Ben- 
nett's Creek". (C. R. N. C, Vol. 2, p. 805). 

AND Allied Families 13 

Abraham Hill- was added to the list of juryment for Chowan 
County, Feby. 25, 1739-'40 (C. R. N. C, Vol. 4, p. 517) ; was a 
member of Capt. James Farlie's Company, of Col. Robert Burden's 
Regiment of North Carolina Militia, as reported Nov. 25, 1754 
(Time of French & Indian War) . (S. R. N. C, Vol. XXII, p. 357) . 

His Will: "In the name of God Amen. I Abraham Hill of 
North Carolina of the County of Chowan, being in good health and 
of sound and perfect memory and calling to mind the uncertainty 
of this life do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament. 
Principally and fiirst I recommend my soul to Almight God that 
gave it me and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the 
discretion of my executors hereinafter mentioned. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife the use of 
the plantation whereon I now live during her life time, the use of 
my negroes, stock of cattle and hogs, household goods and all the 
rest of my movable estate during her widowhood and at the time 
of her marriage or death, then I give the estate in the manner 
and form following. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Henry Hill the planta- 
tion whereon I now live and Two hundred acres of land joining to 
the said plantation, a large silver Baker, a large brass kettle and 
all my carpenters tools after the death or marriage of his mother 
to him the said Henry Hill and his heirs forever, also a negro 
called MilHe. 

Item. I give and bequesth unto my son Abraham Hill the 
plantation whereon he now lives, containing about two hundred 
acres, to him and his heirs forever, also a negro fellow called David 
and a Silver Baker and all my coopers tools and a copper kettle, 
after the marriage or death of his mother. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Isaac Hill a negro 
woman called Bett, a feather bed and furniture, one silver cup and 
one large Iron kettle after the marriage or death of his mother, 
to him and his heirs forever. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Theophilus Hill the 
land and plantation I bought of Daniel Pugh containing two hun- 
dred acres to him and his heirs forever, also a negro man called 
Demsa, a negro boy called Peter, a negro boy called Charles, one 
feather bed and furniture, one silver cup, two silver spoons, one 
large Iron pott, Twenty five pounds of the best Peuter, one small 
Iron pott, one Iron Grey mare, after my wife's marriage or death, 
to him and his heirs forever. Also I give him all my land at the 
point to him and his heirs forever. I give and bequeath to my tivo 
sons Henry and Abraham all my land in the piney woods to be 
equally divided, to them and their heirs forever. 

I give my spoon moulds to my four sons to be equally divided 
between them. 

14 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

I give and bequeath to my grand-daughter Leah Hunter one 
small gilt trunk and one three year old heifer after the marriage 
of her grand-mother or death. 

I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Hunter a negro girl 
called Hannah, to her and her heirs forever. 

I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Easton a negro girl 
called Nanny, to her and her heirs forever. 

If any of my children should quarrel or differ about this my 
last M^ill and testament then it is my desire that they shall be cut 
out of any part of my estate, only what the law allows. 

Lastly. I nominate and appoint my well beloved wife Judith 
Hill and my son Henry Hill my whole and sole executors of this 
my last will and testament and my well beloved friend Marmaduke 
Norfleet to be my trustee to this my will fulfilled in Witness 
Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 17th day of 
April 1760. 

Abraham X Hill 
Signed, sealed and acknowledged as his last will and testament 
in presence of 

Shergriss Ederingame 
William Hinton 

Clary X Blanchard. 
North Carolina, Chowan County, I, F. W. Hobbs, Clerk Su- 
perior Court for and in above named State and County, hereby 
certify the foregoing sheet to contain a full, true and correct copy 
of the will of Abraham Hill, as same appears of record in this 
office, in Will Book "A" at pages 53 and 54. In testimony whereof, 
I hereunto put my hand and affix the seal of this office, at Edenton, 
N. C, this April 24th, 1913. 

F. W. Hobbs, 
Clerk Superior Court". 
Query. — May not Judith Hill have been Judah Hinton, daughter 
of John and Mary Hinton, of Chowan County, named in John 
Hinton's will, June 27, 1730; Oct. , 1732? 

1716. Nicholas Stallings to John Hinton, 126 A. south side 
Bennett's Creek ; April 17, 1716. Test. : Henry Hill, John Gordon. 
(Reg. Vol. 1, No. 2, p. 292). 

1717. Richard Berryman to John Rus (Bass?), 100 A. bought 
of Thos. Garrett, Sr., July 16, 1717. Test: Daniel Halsey, Henry 

1720. To Abraham Hill, of Nansemond County, Va., from 
Richard Benfield, Aug. 5, 1720, 500 A. in Perquimons Precinct. 
(Book W, No. 1, p. 597; Reg. 2-3-473). 

AND Allied Families 15 

1726. Edward Bass and wife, Love, of Bertie County, to Jos. 
Riddick, of Nansemond County, Va., 100 A. on Horse Pen Swamp, 
adjoining land of Abraham Hill, March 28, 1726. Test: John 
Rice, Joseph Petilloe. (Reg. 2-3-446). 

1728. Wm. Jones, of Perquimons, to Sarah Bond, 100 A. part 
of 550 A., bounded (bonded) by said Jones to Abraham Hill, Nov. 8, 
1728. Test.: Robt. Hicks, Ellinor Jackson. (Reg. 2-3-444). 

1728. Wm. Jones, of Perquimons, to Orlando Champion, 50 A. 
adjg. land of Widow Bond and Chas. Jordan, Dec. 15, 1728. 

1728. Wm. Jones to Thos. Walton, 50 A. adjg. Orlando Cham- 
pion's land. (Reg. 2-3-447; Reg. 2-3-444). 

1740. Abraham Hill to Samuel Harrell, Febij. 7, 17k0-l, 100 
A. of land taken up and in the possession of his father, Henry Hill. 
(Book C, No. 2, p. 120; Reg. 2-3-475). It does not mean that his 
father Henry was alive in 1740-'l, but simply that during his life 
time he was in possession of the land. 

1740. Abraham Hill, of Chowan, from Jno. Perry, of Bertie, 
July 26, 1740, 100 A. of land patented by Edward Homes and John 
Rice, of Nansemond County, Va., 1695. (Book C, No. 2, p. 122; 
Reg. 2-3-473). 

1743. Abraham Hill, of Chowan County, N. C, to Richard 
Briggs, July 19, 1743, 150 A. lying on Bass' Marsh, being part of 
a tract granted by (to?) my father Henry Hill. (Book A, No. 1, 
p. 251; Reg. 2-3-475). 

1743. Abraham Hill to John Rice, July 18, 1743, 100 A. lying 
near the Great Marsh part of above patent. (Book A, No. 1, p. 262 ; 
Reg. 2-3-475). 

1745. Abraham Hill to John Jones, Jany. 12, 1745-6, 200 A. 
on the Horse Pool Pocosin. (Book B, No. 1, p. 64; Reg. 2-3-475). 

1745. Abraham Hill to James Phelps, Jany. 14, 1745, 100 A. 
lying in Hickory Neck, bought by said Hill's father, Henry Hill. 
(Book E, No. 1, p. 66; Reg. 2-3-475). 

1757. Abraham Hill, Sr., from Daniel Pugh, March 25, 1757. 
Part of a tract of land patented by his grandfather, April 26, 1698, 
50 A. on Cypress Swamp, in Chowan County. (Book H, No. 1, 
p. 106; Reg. 2-3-473). 

The Henry Hill named in the following records may possibly 
have been the son of Henry Hill and born after his removal to 
North Carolina, possibly 1708 or 1710, but I don't think he was. 

1733. Thos. Hoyter King of the Chowan Indians, Jemiah Push- 
ing, Charles Beaseley, James Bennett, Chief men of the tribe, to 
Henry Hill, 50 A. on Bennett's Creek, Aug. U, 1733. Test: John 
Freemax, Michael Word, Wm. Flemmons. (Gates) (Reg. 1-1-106). 

1733. To Henry Hill, of North Carolina, from Chowan In- 
dians, Aug. 4, 1733, 50 A. on Bennett's Creek Swamp. (Book W, 
No. 1, p. 216; Reg. 2-3-473). 

16 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

1734. Same (as above) to James Brown, 100 A. adjoining 
Rountree and Hill's land, Jany. 27, 1734. Test. : Richd. Minchew, 
Michael Ward, Benjamin Blanchard. (Reg. 1-1-114). 

1734. Same (as above) to James Hinton, 100 A. adjg. land of 
Lasseter and Wm. Hill ; Nov. 22, 1734. Test. : Henrtj Hill, Thomas 
Morris. (Reg. 1-1-114). 

1734. Same (as above) to Jacob Hinton, 50 A. head of Juniper 
Swamp, and up Mirey Branch; Nov. 22, 1734. Test.: Henry Hill, 
Wm. Hill, Wm. Trevathon. (Reg. 1-1-114). 

1742. Henrtj Hill, 640 A., Chowan County, 7th May, 1742. 
(C.R.N. C, Vol. IV, p. 619). 

1742. Henry Hill, of Chowan County, from Chowan Indians, 
Mar. 22, 1742, 300 A. on Bennett's Creek Swamp. (Book A, No. 1, 
p. 173; Reg. 2-3-473). 

1744. Henry Hill from Chowan Indians, June 19, 1744, 640 A. 
beginning at the lower end of the old Indian town, thence to Ben- 
nett's Creek Swamp. (Book E, No. 1, p. 62; Reg. 2-3-473). 

1747. Henry Hill to Thomas Walton, Feby. 20, 1747, 142 A. 
with the Islands on Catharine Creek. (Book E, No. 1, p. 293 ; Reg. 

1747. Wm. Hill from Henry Hill and Chowan Indians, Sept. 
19, 1747, 150 A. on Mirey and (iabriel branches. (Book F, No. 1, 
p. 224; Reg. 2-3-475). 

1743. Henry Hill, James Hinton, Gabriel Lassiter. Petition 
as to having purchased land from Chowan Indians, 25 March, 17 ^3 
(date of petition). (C. R. N. C, Vol. IV, pp. 630-1). 

1744. The Indians acknowledged to the Assembly, Dec. 4, 1744, 
that they had received from Henry Hill purchase money in full for 
640 A. and it was ordered that deed be made to said Henry Hill 
accordingly. (C. R. N. C, Vol. IV, p. 417). 

1746. Petition by James Bennett, a (Chowan Indian, against 
Henry Hill as to land, March 14, 1746. (C. R. N. C, Vol. IV, 
p. 802). 

Henry Hill, it appears, had several deals with the Indians. 

Juda Hill married in Chowan, Feby. 14, 1765, Nehemiah Bunch, 
Surety, Micajah Bunch. (N. C. H. & G. Reg., Vol. 1, p. 241). 
Whether she was maid or widow, not indicated as here published. 
She could hardly have been the widow of Abraham HilP, deceased. 
Moses Hill, of Bertie, in 1762 names his youngest daughter, Judith 
Hill, as one of his executors, (therefore of marriageable age). (N. 
C. H.& G.Reg., 2-3-339). 

P. — Abraham Hill- and his wife, Judith, had issue: 

A. — Henry Hill,^ born, circa, 1730; died in Wilkes County, Ga., 
in 1804 ; B. — Abraham Hill,^ born, circa 1732 ; died in Wilkes Coun- 
ty, Ga., 4 Feby. 1792; C— Isaac HilP born, pro. circa 1734; D.— 
Theophilus HilP ; E. — Sarah HilP, married Jacob Hunter and had 
daughter, Leah Hunter, who married Seth Riddick; F. — Mary HilP 
married Easton, N. R. 

AND Allied Families 17 

A.— Henry HUP (Abraham-, HenryO , 1730-1804 ; married Sarah 
Gotten — date not learned — her will dated 13 Nov., 1812; probated 
3 May, 1814, in Wilkes County, Ga. 

He was a member of Gapt. John Summer's Gompany of Gol. 
Robert Burden's Regiment of North Garohna Militia, so reported 
Nov. 25, 1754, time of French and Indian War (S. R. N. G., Vol. 
XXII, p. 355) ; removed, circa 1769, to that part of Johnston, now 
Wake Gounty, N. G., thence in 1787 to Wilkes Gounty, Ga., where 
he received a grant for 200 acres of land on Dec. 31, 1787. 

State of Georgia. By the Hon. Geo. Mathews, Esq., Gapt. Gen% 
Govr and Gommander in Ghief &c. Know ye That in pursuance 
of the Act for opening the Land Office &c.. In the Name and Be- 
half of the said State Do give and grant unto Henry Hill, Sr., his 
heirs and assigns &c Two hundred acres situate lying and being 
in the Gounty of Wilkes butting and bounding on all sides by 
vacant property as appears by a plat of the same hereto annexed, 
31 Dec. 1787. 

Signed by the Govr in Gouncil. 
Registered 3 Jany. 1788 !■ J. Meriwether G. G. 

(Land Grant Book P. P. P., p. 117, at State Gapitol.) 

In Johnston Gounty, N. G., we find the following records, viz. : 

Aug. 28, 1764, Timothy Rich of Johnston Go., N. G., sells to 
Henry Hill of sd. X^o. 540 A. lying on both sides of Neuse river for 
200 £ Proc. money, — land touching John Hinton's line. Wit: 
Theophilus Hunter, Josiah Hunter. (Deed Book E. 1, p. — omitted 
in copy). 

Aug. 12, 1669, Richard Weatherdon to Henry Hill, both of 
Johnston Gounty, 200 A. on North side Neuse river for 60 £, 
Book L. 1, p. (old No. 4, new No. 177). It is not certain that this 
Henry Hill was the Henry HilP of Ghowan Gounty, but it is prob- 
a,ble as Abraham HilP bought lands here about this time, as will 
be shown later. 

Wilkes Gounty, March 15, 1804. Theophilus Hill gave bond in 
the sum of $2000.00 as administrator of the Estate of Heny-y Hill, 
Senior. Securities were: Augustine Edwards and Frances Mc- 
Lendon. Recorded Aug. 21, 1805, at Washington, Ga. Attest: 
Davied Terrell, G. G. 0. (Book YY, 1800-1819, p. 55). 

Will of Sarah (Gotten) Hill. In the name of God, Amen. I 
Sarah Hill of the State of Georgia and Gounty of Wilkes well 
knowing it is once appointed all to die, being weak in body but 
sound in memory hath constituted this my last Will and Testament 
as touching my worldly matters, as to my Soul I recommend & 
give it unto him that created me, hoping for his loving mercy, as 
to my burial I leave to the discretion of Sons John and Abram 
Hill, which I hope will be plain and decent without pomp or state. 

Item. — It is my will and positive desire that all my just debts 
be justly paid. 

18 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Item. — It is my desire for my Negro Girl Eliza to be sold and 
give twelve months credit, out of the said money arising from 
said sale to be paid unto my dearly beloved son John Hill two hun- 
dred and twenty dollars, also one large Bay Mare called Locket, 
one blue chest, also one young bay mare to his son James Henry 

Item. — I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved son Abram 
Hill one negro woman called Dinah, two bay horses, also all my 
stock of every kind and my plantation also one still with all the 
appurtenances thereto also all the present crop of every kind, also 
one yoke of steers, also two new blankets and five sheets too. 

Item. — I give and bequeath unto my son Theophilus Hill de- 
ceased children the balance of the money arising from 
the sale of Eliza be it what it may, to be equally divided to them 
& given as they may come of age or marries, one feather bed, one 
new blanket, two sheets, a bolster & two pillows to his daughter 
Elizabeth Hill one bay filly to his son Granberry Hill. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved daughter 
Nancy, one safe and an arm chair. I give unto her daughter 
Sarah one good trunk. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved daughter 
Mary Jossey an equal part of all my clothes as hereinafter nomi- 
nated, also I give unto her son Henry Jossey beaufolt (?), also 
one new bed quilt to Keddy Jossey. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved son Henry Hill 
twenty shillings cash. 

Item. I give and bequeath to Sarah Wood, John Hill, Abram 
Hill, Keddy Pope, Mary Jossey, Nancy Johnson equally all the 
residue of my bedding of every description & my wearing apparel 
also all the crockery and the balance of my household furniture I 
give unto my son Abram Hill. 

Item. I give unto my son Abram Hill all the debts due me of 
every description, out of which he is to pay all my debts. 

Item. I do constitute and appoint my two sons John and Abram 
Hill my lawful Executors of this my last Will & Testament, re- 
voking all others that I have heretofore made, as witness my hand 
and seal this thirteenth day of November one thousand eight 
hundred and twelve and in the thirty seventh year of the Independ- 
ence of the United States of America. 

Sarah Hill (L. S.) 

Signed, sealed and acknowledged in the presence of us 

Jacob G. Matthews 
Nathaniel Bailey 
A. Edwards 
Wilkes County. 

Personally in open Court Nathaniel Bailey and Augustine Ed- 
wards two of the subscribing witnesses to the within will, and 

AND Allied Families 19 

being duly sworn deposeth and saith that they saw the within 
named Sarah Hill, sign, seal, publish, & declare the within instru- 
ment of writing to be her last will & testament and that at the 
time of her so doing she was of sound mind and memory and that 
Jacob Matthews subscribed his name as a concurring evidence to 
the same, in the presence of the Testator and in the presence of 
each other. 

Sworn to in open court this 3rd May, 1814, 

Nathaniel Bailey. 
A. Edwards. 
D Terrell Clk. 
' Recorded the 11th of July, 1822. 

A.— Henry HilP and wife, Sarah Gotten, had (order of births 
not known) : 

I. — John HilP, born in North Carolina; died in Meriwether 
County, Ga. 
n. Abram HilP, born in North Carolina, 4 Sept. 1778 ; died 

4 Oct. 1852. 
HI. Theophilus HilP, born in North Carolina, circa 1765 ; died 

between 1805 and 1812. 
IV. Nancy HilP, born pro. circa 1770; died in 1739. 
V. Mary HilP, born 17 Sept. 1758; died 17 Feby. 1831, in 
VI. Henry HilP, born pro. circa 1780. 
VII. Sarah HilP. 

VIII. Catharine, called "Keddy" Hill. 

I. — John Hill* (Henry^ Abraham-, HenryO, born, pro. circa 
1776, or earlier; married Bettie Edwards. (See E. S. of Ala., p. 
417), and had: 

1. James Henry% called *'Jim", Hill, who married Carrie (?) 
, and died s. p. in the 70's in Albany, Ga. 

2. Caroline HilP, married William Hudspeth, 2nd wife, born, 
in 1802, in Wilkes County, Ga., and had a daughter, Juha T. 
Hudspeth, who married Columbus Brooks, of Albany, Ga. 
(Memoirs of Ga., Vol. 1, pp. 253-4). 

II. Abram HilP (HenryS Abraham-, HenryO, 1778-1852; 
married, 4 Dec, 1806, in Wilkes County, Ga., Clarissa Calloway, 
born 5 Jany. 1790 ; died 26 Dec, 1855 ; daughter of Joseph Calloway 
(son of Job and Mary Calloway) and his wife, Nancy Ragan, 
daughter of Jonathan Ragan, Sr. 

Georgia, Wilkes County. Will of Job Calloway. In the name of 
God Amen : I Job Calloway of the County and State aforesaid be- 
ing in sound mind and memory do hereby make this my last Will 
and Testament, revoking and disannulling all others made by me 

First : I give my beloved wife May Calloway, during her natural 
life my negro man named Will, and his wife Lucy ; my negro man 

20 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Sam and his wife Dinah; my negro man Gabe; my negro man 
Solomon, my negro woman named Crease, my negro woman Big 
Doll, my negro woman Abby, my negro boy Fed, my boy Herson 
and my negro boy Bill, one third of my sheep cattle and Hogs and 
one third of my household and Kitchen Furniture, and one third 
of my plantation tools and her choTce of one of my Horses or 
Mares I may die possessed of. Likewise my dwelling house and 
all other houses on the Plantation I live on with one third of the 
Plantation and orchard. 

Secondly: I give and bequeath to my son Jacob Calloway the 
Plantation and Tract of Land whereon he now liveth containing 
five hundred and fifty eight acres agreeable to a plat and survey 
made by Sanders Walker and which is annexed to this my Will 
with the negroes Jack, Talbot, Carot and her child Henry to him 
his heirs and assigns. Likewise my negro man named Solomon 
after my wife's death to him his heirs and assigns. 

Thirdly: I give and bequeath to my son Joseph Calloivay all 
that tract or parcel of land whereon he now liveth containing five 
hundred and forty five acres agreeable to a plat and survey made 
by Sanders Walker and annexed to this my Will the negros Mack, 
Darr, Spencer and Rachel. Likewise my negro man Gabriel after 
my wife's death to him and his heirs and assigns for life. 

Fourthly : I give and bequeath to my son Job Calloway all that 
tract or parcel of land on which he now liveth containing six hun- 
dred and fourteen acres agreeable to a plat and survey made by 
Sanders Walker and annexed with this my Will, with the negros 
Sam, Charity, Lilly and her child Mintah and after my wife's death 
my negro boy Bill, to him his heirs and assigns forever. 

Fifthly: I give and bequeath to my son Joshua Calloway all 
that tract or parcel of land on which he now liveth containing six 
hundred and sixty six acres agreeable to a plat and survey made by 
Sanders Walker and annexed to this my Will with the negros 
Maks, Nelson, Beck and Tom and after my wife's death my negro 
boy Fred to him his heirs and assigns. 

Sixthly: I give and bequeath to my son Isaac Calloway two 
thirds of the tract or parcel of land on which I now live and on the 
death of my wife Mary Calloway the remaining third, the whole 
tract containing five hundred and ninety four acres agreeable to a 
plat and survey made by Sanders Walker and annexed to this my 
will. Also two hundred acres of land granted to John White and 
purchased him by Sanders Walker and purchased by me of Sanders 
Walker adjoining my home tract with my two bigest stills and the 
corks and implements thereunto belonging with the negros Mike, 
Sealy, Harvey and Ms (?) and after my wife's death my negro man 
named Sam to him his heirs and assigns. 

Seventhly : My will is that if my wife Mary Calloway and my 
son Isaac Calloway cannot agree to a division of the land agreeable 

AND Allied Families 21 

to the intent of this my will that my executors my son Joseph Cal- 
loway and Job Calloway shall make such division which shall be 
binding on the parties. 

Eighthly: I give and bequeath to my daughter Eunice Griffin 
five negroes, a negro woman named Luce and her child named 
Lewis, Stephen, Patience and Milly, and after the death of my wife 
my negro woman known by the name of Big Doll to her heirs and 

Ninthly: I do make over and bequeath in Trust to my son 
Joseph and Job Calloway all that tract or parcel of land contain- 
ing two hundred acres which I purchased of Isaac Miligan and on 
which Wm. Parks now liveth to be by them disposed of in the fol- 
lowing manner, vis. : The use, profits and emoluments thereof to 
be applied towards and for the maintenance of my daughter Mary 
Parks and her children during her natural life and at their option 
to live on and keep possession of said land during her natural life- 
time. But she is by no means, nor shall any person claiming said 
land sell or lease in virtue of her life estate thereto but by the con- 
sent and advice of said trustees above named first have under their 
hands in writing with the negro woman called Little-Doll, Joseph 
and Nancy Crete and Cato and after the death of my wife my negro 
woman named Luce and at the decease of my daughter Mary Parks 
I do bequeath the above named land and negros which I give to the 
lawful heirs of my said daughter Mary Parks that is her children 
born of her body and come to lawful age and if she should leave no 
children that may arrive to lawful age, then said land and negroes 
to be sold and the amount of such sale to be equally divided amongst 
my remaining children and descendants. 

Tenthly: To the residue and remainder of all and every kind 
of my estate, it is my will that after my debts are paid, my ex- 
ecutors call on three or more reasonable house holders of their 
neighborhood who shall according to their skill and judgment ap- 
praise and Value all such remaining property not divided which 
property so appraised and valued shall be divided in seven lots. If 
such division can be made anywise practicable after which the lots 
to by Seniority by my children and the lots that fall to the heirs 
of my daughter Mary Parks is to be put into the hands of my ex- 
ecutors in trust to be managed to the best advantage to be dis- 
posed of in the same manner as the land and negroes for the 
support of my said Daughter Mary Parks during her life and at 
her decease to go to her heirs coming to lawful age. 

Eleventhly : This my Will, is that all that property divided to 
my wife during her life, be at her death be appraised in the same 
manner as that property ordered to be appraised at my death and 
that it be divided and disposed of in the same manner. This is one 
seventh to my son Joseph, one seventh to my son Job, one seventh 
to my son Joshua, one seventh to my son Isaac, one seventh to my 
daughter Mary Parks to be managed as above mentioned. 

22 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Twelf thly : And it is my further will desire that if any doubts 
or misunderstandings arise in the construction or intention of this 
my will, that the parties doubting or disagreeing shall choose two 
men of judgment which two men shall choose a third, a majority 
which three shall divide on the premises, which division so made 
and subscribed under their hands and seals of said arbitrators, 
shall be as binding as if done in any court of justice and for the 
carrying into effect of this my last will and testament I do appoint 
my beloved wife Mary Calloway executor and my sons Joseph 
Calloway and Job Calloway executors. In witness whereof I have 
hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 10th day of Feby. 

Job Calloway (Seal). 
Signed and sealed in presence of: 

Thos. McLaughlin, Johnson Wellborn, Adam X Lovin. 


Personally appeared in open court Thos. McLaughlin, Johnson 
Wellborn and Adam Lovin the subscribing witnesses to the within 
will and being duly sworn, saith that they saw Job Calloway sign, 
seal, publish and declare the within testament of writing, to be his 
last will and testament and at the time of his so doing he was of 
sound and disposing mind and memory and that Wm. Wilbo^^n and 
John Lovin heard him acknowledge same to be his last will. 
Sworn in open Court this Mar. 5th, 1804. 

Da. Terrell, C. C. Ord. 

Thos. McLaughlin. 
Johnson Wellborn. 


Adam X Lovin. 


Georgia, Wilkes County. This is to certify that the above and 
foregoing is a true & correct copy from the records of Ordinary's 
Office, Will Book G.G., pp. 81-'2-'3-'4-'5-'6-'7-'8. Copied by Mrs. 
J. F. Lindsey. 

Will of Jonathan Ragan, Sr. 

Georgia, Oglethorpe County. In the Name of God Amen: I, 
Jonathan Ragan, of the State of Georgia and County of Ogle- 
thorpe, being of sound and disposing mind and memory and know- 
ing that I must shortly depart this life, do make and ordain this 
my last will and testament in manner and form following, (viz.). 

Item 1st. I give to my daughter, Polly Phillips, five dollars 
also I lend her my negro girl, Creasey, now in her possession during 
her natural life and at her death I give the aforesaid negro girl and 
her increase to my two granddaughters, say Nany & Cynthia 
Phillips to them and their heirs forever. 

Item 2nd. I give to my son, Nathaniel Ragan, Ten Dollars. 

AND Allied Families 23 

Item 3rd. I give to my son, John Ragan, one feather bed and 

Item 4th. I give to my daughter, Nany Calloway, one negro 
girl, Zenah, now in her possession also Ten Dollars which she is 
to receive at my death. 

Item 5th. I give to my daughter, Rebecca Calloway, one negro 
girl, now in her possession also Ten Dollars which she is to receive 
at my death. 

Item 6th. I give to my daughter, Winney Calloway, one negro 
girl, Hannah, now in her possession also Ten dollars which she is to 
receive at my death. 

Item 7th. I give to my daughter, Abi Haynes, two negroes now 
in her possession named Patience and Celea to her and her heirs 

Item 8th. I give to my daughter, Elizabeth Lumpkin, one negro 
girl, Cheney, now in her possession, also Ten dollars which she is to 
receive at my death. 

Item 9th. I give to my son, Asa Ragan, Seven Hundred and 
Fifty Dollars, which he has received as a part of his coto of my 

Item 10th. I give to my son, Jonathan Ragan, Six Hundred 
dollars, which he has received as a part of his coto of my estate. 

Item 11th. I give to my son, David Ragan, Two Hundred 
dollars which he has received in a negro boy as a part of his coto 
of my estate. 

Item 12th. I give to my son, Jehu Ragan, my negro man. 
Jack, which is to be appraised to him at my death as a part of his 
coto of my estate. 

Item loth. I give to my six youngest sons, namely, Asa, 
Jonathan, David, Jeremiah, Marcus B. and John Ragan, all the 
balance of my personal estate, including my nineteen negros Tobe, 
Cupit, Hal, Lewis, Lotte, Melle, Jordan, Delpha, Mosses, Mary, 
Silvah, Rhoda, Jared, Sinah, Judah, Hartwell, Sopha, Greenville, 
Vinah and their increases, together with my stock, household furni- 
ture and plantation tools, all of the above named property to be 
sold and after paying all demands against said estate, be so di- 
vided as to form an equal division between my six last named 
children, including the several sums before mentioned that they 
have received and are to receive to them and their heirs forever. 

Item 14th. I give to my two sons, Marcus B. and John Ragan, 
all that tract of land whereon I now live (containing five hundred 
and fourteen acres) to be enjoyed in union, or sold and the amount 
of the sale equally divided between them as they or my executors 
think proper also the crop that has been last made or is making 
on the plantation at my death, to them and their heirs forever. 

Item 15th. Lastly do make and ordain and appoint Jonathan 
Ragan and Thomas Rhodes my true and lawful executors to execute 
this my last will and testament made. 

24 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed 
my seal, April 6th, 1813. 

Jonathan X Ragan, Sen. (Seal) 
Attest. Jas Rhodes 
Wm. Adams 
Ruth Rhodes 

Probate of Will. 
You, Richard Rhodes and William Adams, do solemnly swear 
that you saw the within named Jonathan Ragan, deceased, sign, 
seal, publish and declare the within instrument of writing to be his 
last will and testament and at the time of his so doing he was of 
sound mind and memory to the best of your knowledge and belief. 
So help you God. 

Wm. Adams 
Rich'd Rhodes, Sen. 
Jas. Rhodes by interrogatories. 
Sworn to and subscribed before me in open Court by two of the 
witnesses and the other by interrogatories and ordered to be re- 
corded. March Term, 1814. 

Mathew Ramey, C. C. 0. 
The following is an extract from letter written by Mrs. Eliza 
(Calloway, Wootten-Maxwell) Arnold, of Wilkes County, Ga., Sept. 
11, 1870, to her nephew, Dr. Henry Willis Hill, of Mooresville, Ala.: 
"My father had 5 brothers and 2 sisters. The brothers were: 
Jacob, James ( ?) , Joshua, Job, Isaac, Joseph. The sisters were 
Eunice Griffin and Polly Parks 

(Signed) Your affectionate Aunt, 

Eliza Arnold." 

II. — Abram Hill* and wife, Clarissa Calloway, had: 

1. Josiah Woods Hill', born 2 Jany., 1808; died 12 Jany. 
1863 in Mississippi (q. v.), 

2. John Middleton Hill', born 4 May, 1810; died 25 May, 
1875 (q. v.). 

3. Sarah Ann Hill', born 18 Nov., 1812 ; died 26 Nov., 1862 
(q. v.). 

4. Albert Gallatin Hill', born 11 Sept., 1815; died 7 Sept. 
1848 (q. v.). 

5. William Granville Hill ', bom 20 Feby. 1818 ; died 17 Oct. 
1892 (q. v.). 

6. Abraham Marshall Hill"', born 29 Nov., 1820; died 11 
Dec. 1853 (q. v.). 

7. Eli Hill', born 3 July, 1821 ; died 28 Nov. 1852 (q. v.) . 

8. Henry Willis Hill, born 9 Jany., 1827 ; died 2 Feby., 1904 
; (q. v.). 

AND Allied Families 25 

1. Josiah Woods Hill ■, 1808-1863, married 22 Sept., 1831, Sarah 
McGehee, 1st husband, daughter of Samuel (brother of Micajah 
McGehee) and Nancy (Tate) McGehee, of Meriwether County, Ga. 
Removed in 1843 to Mississippi. Issue: 

la. Madison Hill% died in infancy ; 2a. Eliza HilF', born in Meri- 
wether County, died at 8 years of age; 3a. Martha HilP, bom in 
Georgia, died in her 13th year; 4a. William Hill-, born in Georgia, 
married a Miss Moore and moved to Paris, Tenn. ; 5a. Woods HilP, 
died at age of 6 or 7 years. 

Mrs. Sarah (McGehee) Hill married (H) a Mr. Sheets, no 
issue; married (HI) Myron Ellis, of Meriwether County, Ga., third 
wife, no issue. She was living in 1882, died later in Newnan, Ga., 
where she is buried. 

2. .John Middleton Hill' (Abram% Henry% Abraham-, Henry^), 
1810-1875, married (I) 10 July, 1834, Elizabeth Holland; married 
(H) 14 Nov. 1848, Mary E. Teasley. Issue, first marriage: 

la. Emily Hill'', married Thomas Bussey, who served in Con- 
federate States Army (q. v.) ; 2a: Abram Hill'', never married, was 
mentally weak, and in 1882 was living with his brother-in-law, Tom 
Bussey, near Vaiden, Miss. 

Issue by second marriage: 

3a. Clara m\V\ was still living in 1882; 4a: William Hiir% 
married Miss Downer; 5a: Henry Willis HilP, married Miss Mc- 
Eachern ; 6a : Ada Hill% and 7a, Ida Hill% twins. The last was very 
slim and six feet two inches tall, living in 1882, single. 

la. Thomas Bussey and wife, Emily Hill'', lived at Vaiden, 
Miss., and had: 

lb . Charlie Bussey% married ; 2b : Ben Bussey% mar- 
ried ; 3b: Tom Bussey, Jr.', single; 4b: Mattie Bussey% 

married Walter McBride; 5b: Bettie Bussey", married George 
Downer, cousin of the wife of her uncle, William Hill. 

3. Sarah Ann Hill' (AbramO, 1812-1862, married 24 §ept. 
1829, Judge Abner Reeves, born Feby., 1805; died 14 Oct., 1857. 
Issue : ' 

la . Andrew Jackson Reeves^ served in Company A, 30th 
Miss. Regiment, C. S. A.; lived near Blackhawk, Carroll County, 
Miss. ; married , and had several children. 

2a. Lizzie Reeves", married Cal. J. Coleman, first wife, who 
served in C. S. A. 

3a. Amelia Reeves% called "Mitt", married Cal. J. Coleman, 
second wife, and had : lb : Hattie Coleman^ married John Downer, 
brother of William Hill's wife ; 2b : Ab Coleman' ; 3b : Lizzie Cole- 

4a . Abner T. Reeves", married , and had several chil- 
dren. He interfered in a fight between a man and his wife and 
was killed by the former. 

26 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

5a. Albert Gallatin Reeves", called "Gee", married , 

and lived at Vaiden. Had several children. 

6a. Martha Reeves**, called "Mattie", lives near Blackhawk; 

married Vandiver ; had several children, of whom two were 

living in 1882. 

4. Albert Gallatin Hill'^ (Abram^), 1815-1848; married 9 July, 
1835, Martha E. Render, died 4 April, 1880. Issue: 

la. Sarah Frances Hill'-, born 7 Oct., 1836; died 4 July, 1858. 

2a. Nancy Victoria HilP, born 8 June, 1838; died in 1920 in 
LaGrange, Ga. (q. v.). 

3a. Mary Agnes HilP, born 4 April, 1840. 

4a. Carolyn Eugenia^, called "Tallie", Hill, born 6 Jany., 1842, 
unmarried, living in LaGrange, Ga., in 1916. 

5a. Martha Wellborn HilP, born 14 Dec, 1844; was living in 
LaGrange, Ga., in 1880. (Letter to her uncle. Dr. H. W. Hill, 6 
July, 1880). 

6a. Abram Christopher HilP, born 16 Nov., 1846. N. R. 

7a. Albert Gallatin Hill, Jr.", born 30 March, 1849; living in 

2a. Nancy Victoria Hill" (Albert Gallatin'^ ; Abram*) , 1838-1920; 
married 21 May, 1857, Jesse Mercer Calloway (his second wife), 
son of Rev. William A. Calloway (son of Isaac Calloway and his 
wife, Polly Barrett — Mrs. Mary Toombs ?) and his wife Martha 
Pope, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Smith) Pope; died in 1907. 
(Jesse Mercer Calloway married (1) 26 Feby. 1852, Elizabeth S. 
Huling, and had: Elvira Pope Calloway, died in infancy; Andrew 
W. Calloway, who reared a large family). Issue: 

lb. Sarah Frances Hill Calloway^ lived, in 1916, in Atlanta, 
Ga.; married Nov., 1879, W. E. Oslin, of Atlanta, Ga. 

2b. Martha Elizabeth Hill Calloway", married T. J. Stovail, of 
Atlanta, Ga. 

3b. George Wiley Hill Calloway% married Bessie Harris, of 
Tuskeegee, Ala. 

4b . Ella Pope Hill Calloway^ 

5b. Thomas Merrill Hill Calloway^ a preacher, living, 1916, at 
Dawson, Ga. 

6b. Albert Gallatin Hill Calloway^ 

7b . Jesse Mercer Hill Calloway^ 

8b. Julia W. Hill Calloway', married C. D. Brady, of Newark, 
N. J.; living in 1916. 

9b. Mary Joe Hill Calloway", died at four years of age, the 
first death in the family. Then followed, in order, Ella Pope, Jesse 
Mercer, Albert G., George, and then Martha — Mrs. Stovail — then 
the father, Jesse Mercer Calloway, in 1907. The above records 
supplied by Mrs. Jesse Mercer Calloway. The lines have not been 

5. William Granville Hill' (Abram*), 1818-1892, married, 25 
Nov., 1847, Hepzibah E. Wellborn, daughter of Col. Abner Well- 

AND Allied Families 27 

bom and his wife, Martha Render, and sister of Martha Strother 
Wellborn, second wife of Col. Lodowick Meriwether Hill, and Susan 
Wellborn, who married Dr. Andrew B. Calhoun, of Newnan, Ga. 

la. Mattie HilP, graduate of College Temple, Newnan, Ga., 
married Montgomery, called "Doc", Thomas, of Newnan, and has 
a daughter who married and lives at Union Springs, Ala. 

2a. Susie HilP, educated at College Temple, married W. Ben 
Orr, of Newnan, Ga., a widower. She died there. 

3a. Abner Wellborn HilF\ known among the kin as "Aunt 
Heppie's Wellborn". Died in middle age, unmarried. 

4a . Lizzie HilP, married W. Ben Orr, deceased, third wife. No 

5a . Willie HilP, married McClasham, of Meriwether 

County, Ga. 

6. Abram Marshall Hill"^ (Abram^, 1820-1853, married 31 
Oct. 1849, Lucinda Ann Lipscomb, 1st husband, born 28 Jany., 
1826 (died in Arkansas after 1882). Issue: 

la. Emma Hill", married Mr. Matthews, of Arkansas, and 

lb. Willie Matthews'; 2b. Clyde Matthews^; 3b. Bennie Mat- 

2a . Willie HilP died at age of eight years with typhoid fever. 

Mrs. L. A. (Lipscomb) Hill married (II) Mr. Hilliary Talbert, 
a widower with son Tom Talbert, and had : 

3a. Abram Talbert", married ( ?) ; 4a : Mattie Talbert®, 

married William Hayden, and in 1882 they had one child ; 5a . Hat- 
tie Talbert", married Neeley, in Feby., 1882. 

Mrs. L. A. (Lipscomb Hill) Talbert was the daughter of Baker 
Lipscomb and Almeda (Calloway) Pope, widow of Josiah Woods 

7. Eli HilP (AbramO, 1821-1852, married 28 Sept., 1852, or 
1851, Miss Mary Ann Jones, removed to Mississippi, and d. s. p. 

8. Henry Willis Hill', M.D., (Abram*, Henry^) , 1827-1904, "was 
a prominent physician of Mooresville, Limestone County, Ala., was 
reared in Georgia and received a good education at Brownwood 
School, at LaGrange, and when he had passed through this school 
his father removed to Mississippi. In 1846 he began the study of 
medicine with Dr. A. B. Calhoun, of Newnan, Ga., as preceptor, 
and in the same year entered the South Carolina Medical College 
at Charleston, remaining through 1846-'47, and in the spring of 
1847 entered the University of the City of New York and gradu- 
ated in medicine in 1848. He first located for practice at Black- 
hawk, Miss., and remained in Mississippi, but at difRerent points, 
until the outbreak of the Civil War. In 1862 he enlisted, was with 
General Chalmers, and served on his staff about six months, when 
he was taken sick and returned home, where he remained eight 
months, and then returned to the Army as a Surgeon of Col. Fish- 

28 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

er's Regiment, with which he served until the close of the war. He 
was a member of the Masonic order, of the Council degree, Royal 
and Select Master ( ?) ." While his home was at Mooresville, Ala., he 
died at the home of his son, then living at Rome, Ga., and was 
buried at Newnan, Ga. 

He married (I), 12 July, 1849, Mary E. Lipscomb, born in 
Georgia, 10 Jany., 1833, daughter of Baker Lipscomb and his wife, 
Almeda (Calloway) Pope, widow of Josiah Woods Pope and sister 
of Dr. Hill's mother, Clarissa (Calloway) Hill. No issue. Married 
(II), 22 March, 1855, Ann Temperance Hall, born in Mississippi, 
16 June, 1835 ; died 25 Oct., 1857, daughter of Dr. James Gattling 
Hall and his wife, Elizabeth S. Wood (both died 1878) ; grand- 
daughter of Spencer Hall, Jr., and his wife, Polly Catling, and of 
William Wood and his wife, Ann Cranberry ; great-granddaughter 
of Spencer Hall, Sr., and his wife, Director Hall, of James Wood, 
of James Catling and his wife, Mary Riddick, and of Josiah Gran- 
berry and his wife, Ann Gregory, daughter of James Gregory and 
his wife, Patience Godwin, daughter of Thomas Godwin^ (and wife 
Mary), son of Col. Thomas Godtvin- and his wife, Hester Bridger, 
who was the daughter of Col. Joseph Bridger and his wife, Hester 
Pitt, daughter of Col. Robert Pitt, of the Isle of Wight County, Va. 
Married (III), 10 Feby., 1859, Mrs. Mary E. (Girault) Poitevant, 
a native of Mississippi, born in Feby., 1827; died 14 Nov., 1885, 
daughter of James A. and Susan Girault. All three wives and the 
Doctor were members of the Baptist Church. Issue by second mar- 
riage, none by last : two sons, the younger d. y. ; the elder : 

la. James Abram HilP, born 8 Feby., 1856, d. 28 Jany., 1822 ; 
educated in medicine, first in New Orleans, and later graduated at 
Vanderbilt University, at Nashville, Tenn., in 1884. (See Memorial 
History of Ala. — Historical and Biographical — 1893). 

Dr. James Abram Hill is one of those sterling characters that 
makes life worth while and yet causes no excitement in the out- 
side world, acting upon the principle that virtues self-extolled are 
rendered obscure. He was a partner of his father in the practice 
of medicine before the latter's death, a member of the Baptist 
Church, and of the Knights of Pythias. He married, 7 Oct., 1885, 
Sarah Elizabeth Woodroof, born 26 Nov., 1856, daughter of James 
William Woodroof and his wife, Harriet Atwood Wright; grand- 
daughter of William Woodrooff and his wife, Elizabeth Avent, and 
of Williams Wright and his wife, Sallie Mitchell ; great-granddaugh- 
ter of John Avent, of Richard Woodroof and his wife, Susannah 
Hobbs, daughter of James Hobbs ; great-great-great-granddaughter 
of Col. Thomas Avent, the emigrant. Issue: 

lb. James Woodroof HilP, born 13 Aug., 1887; died 28 June, 


2b. Annie Atwood HilP, born 29 Nov., 1888; graduated at 
Shorter College, Rome, Ga., in 1907; President Polymnian Society, 

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1906-'7; married 17 June, 1914, Joel Kendall Mathis, born 19 
Aug., 1886, son of Joel Fletcher Mathis and his wife, Susie May, 
of Memphis, Tenn. No children. 

3b. Henry Willis Hill, IV, born 23 Dec, 1892. In 1908, com- 
pleted course at Columbia Military Academy, Columbia, Tenn.; in 
1912, graduated at University of Alabama, with degree of B.A.; 
member of D. K. E., Skulls, Black Friars; 1912-14, clerked for D. J. 
Taylor & Son, Hardware Co., Decatur, Ala.; 1914-'17, farmer at 
Mooresville, Ala. ; Dec. 14, 1917, enlisted in U. S. Army, assigned to 
501 Laundry Co., Q. M. C. ; 28 March, 1918, sailed from Philadelphia 
Navy Yard, arriving at Brest, France, assigned to American Salvage 
Depot, Intermediate No. 8, Laundry Dept., St. Pierre des Corps, 
France; March, 1919, transferred to American Expeditionary 
Forces University at Beanne, Cote d'Or, France; 13 June, 1919, 
shipped from Marseilles, France, arrived at New York 1st of July ; 
12 July, 1919, honorably discharged at Camp Gordon. 

4b. Elizabeth HilP, called by the family "B. B.", born 30 Oct., 
1894; member class of 1915, Brenau College-Conservatory, Gaines- 
ville, Ga., B. Z. 0. Sorority. 

5b. James Catling HilF, born Oct. 20, 1896; for two years in 
Gulf Coast Military Academy, Gulfport, Miss., graduating in 1914 
with rank of First Lieutenant; enlisted May, 1918, in Fourth Offi- 
cers' Training School, Camp Pike, Ark.; later transferred to Inf. 
Rep. (?) Training troops. Camp Grant, 111., where, after six 
months, he was discharged. 

III.— Theophilus HilP (Henry^, Abraham-, Henry^, c. 1765— 
c. 1810, married, 16 Jany., 1787, Patsy Pope, of Wake County, 
N. C; removed in the 90's to Wilkes County, Ga., where, as pre- 
viously shown, he, in 1804 and 1805, administered his father's 
estate, and was named in the will of his mother, Sarah Hill, 13 
Nov. 1812, as deceased. He was head of a family in Wake County, 
N. C, in 1790, having a wife, son and two daughters (U. S. Cen- 
sus) . His mother, in her will, directs certain property to be divided 
equally between his children when they come of age or marry, and 
then makes specific bequests to his daughter, Elizabeth, and his 
son, Greenberry Hill. No further records relating to him have 
come to my knowledge; but in 1902, Mr. J. W. Billings, then in 
Atlanta, gave to me from memory the following: 

"Harriet Hill, born in Wilkes County, Ga., 14 Feby., 1808; 
married, in 1824, Bardwell Billings, who moved to Jasper County, 
Ga., and died in 1843. He left a son, John D. Billings, of Colum- 
bus, Ga., who is my father. Harriet Hill's father was Theophilus 
Hill, brother of John and Abraham Hill. She had a brother. Green 
Hill, who died, circa 1895, in Florida, and sisters, Bettie and Win- 
nie, both older than Harriet, and Martha Hill, who married Red- 
ding, of Cuthbert, Ga., and died circa 1894 or '5." 

30 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Theophilus* and Patsy (Pope) Hill, accepting the above as cor- 
rect, had : 

1. Elizabeth HilP ; 2. Greenberry HilP ; 3. Winnie HilP ; 4. Har- 
riet% married Bardwell Billings, and had: John D. Billings% who 
had J. W. Billings' ; 5. Martha Hill% married Redding. These lines 
not traced. 

IV.— Nancy Hill* (Henry^, Abraham-, HenryO, c. 1770-1839, 
married pro. 1785-'90, Col. William Johnson, born pro. 1755-'60, 
in Wilkes County, Ga. He was for many years High Sheriff of the 
County; was a Captain in the Revolutionary War (D. A. R. 3rd 
Report, 1898-1900, p. 355) ; received Bounty Warrant, etc. 

"William Johnson granted, Oct. 12, 1785, Two hundred eighty- 
seven and one-half acres, in Washington Co., bounded Easterly by 
North fork of Oconee River, on all other sides by vacant land. {On 
Bounty). S. Elbert. Geo. Handley, C. C." (Land Book I. I. I., p. 
129, Office Sec. of State.) 

"William Johnson granted, April 25, 1786, Two hundred eighty- 
seven and one-half acres in Washington Co. bounded East by 
Ohoopee river, South by Samuel Underwood's land, on all other 
sides by vacant lands. \0n Bounty). Reg. May 3, 1786. 
(Land Book LLI, p. 759, Sec. of State's 

Office). Edward Telfair 

G. Handley, C. C." 

"William Johnson granted, Sept. 23, 1786, Two hundred eighty- 
seven and one-half acres in Washington Co. bounded West by 
William Bishop's land, on all other sides by vacant lands. (On 
Bounty). Reg. Sept. 27, 1786. 

(Land Book L.L.L., p. 76). I. M. Stewart pro C. C." 

Edward Telfair 

"William Johnson granted March 3, 1785, Two hundred acres 
in Wilkes Co., bounded Southerly by Smith's land and by Young's 
land. Northwesterly and Northerly by Young's land. Easterly by 
unknown lands. 

(Land Book GGG, p. 256). S. Elbert." 

"William Johnson, granted March 17, 1786, Two hundred acres 
in Wilkes Co., bounded Southwardly by Humphrey Tomkin's land, 
on all other sides by vacant land. 

(Land Book LLL, p. 578). G. Handley, C. C." 

Edward Telfair 

"William Johnson granted, March 17, 1786, One hundred and 
fifty acres in Wilkes Co., bounded on all sides by vacant lands. Reg. 
March 26, 1786. 

(Land Book LLL, p. 603). Samuel Elbert 

G. Handley, C. C." 

"William Johnson granted, March 2, 1791,, Three hundred and 
eighty acres in Wilkes Co., bounded Southwest by Black's and un- 


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known land, Northeast by vacant and Elduff's land, all other sides 
vacant lands. Edwd. Telfair. 

Reg. March 5, 1791". (Land Book U.U.U., p. 348.) 

"William Johnson granted, Dec. 21, 1791, One hundred 
in Wilkes Co., bounded Southeast by land laid for Edward Welborn, 
on all other sides by vacant lands. Reg. Dec. 22, 1791. 

(Ld. Book V.V.V., p. 201). Edwd. Telfair". 

"William Johnson granted, 19 Dec, 1798, Two hundred and fifty 
acres in Wilkes Co., bounded Northwardly by B. Smith's, Welborn's 
and James Mathew's, Northeasterly by Esau Smith's land. South- 
easterly by William Simmon's and Southwesterly by Daniel Wag- 
ner's land. 

(Land Book A5, p. 757). James Jackson 

Thos. Johnson, S. E. D." 

Reg. 19 Dec. 1798. 

"William Johnson, granted, Feby. 25, 1801, Two hundred acres 
in Wilkes Co., bounded Southeast by Richardson's land, on all 
other sides by vacant lands. 

(L'd Bk. D5, p. 94). James Jackson 

Thos. Johnson, S. E. D." 

Reg. 25 Feby., 1801. 

"William Johnson granted, Oct. 25, 1793, One thousand acres 
in Franklin Co., bounded Southeast by Micajah Williamson's land. 
Southwest by James Edmond's land. Northwest by vacant land, 
Northeast by Jo. Wilson's (bounds given by measurement). Reg. 
26 Oct. 1793. (Ld. Bk. B4, p. 232). 

E. Telfair 

N. Urquhart, S. E. D." 

"William Johnson granted, Feby. 4, 1787, 150 acres in Greene 
Co. (Ld. Bk. M.M.M., p. 424) ; April 17, 1789, 58 acres in Greene 
Co. (Ld. Bk. S.S.S., p. 32) ; 13 Oct., 1817, 164 acres in Warren Co. 
(Ld. Bk. L5, p. 217) ; Nov. 13, 1807, IOI/2 acres in Elbert Co. (Ld. 
Bk. G5, p. 198). 

There are quite a number of other grants in various Counties 
to a William Johnson, and candor constrains me to say that as 
there were contemporaneously, apparently, three William John- 
sons, it is not possible to say, positively, to which one any par- 
ticular grant was made. Evidently, however, all three were thus 

Mrs. Nancy (Hill) Johnson, in 1839, was on a visit to her 
brother, Abram Hill, in Meriwether County, Ga., when she was 
thrown from her carriage, sustaining injuries resulting in her 
death. She was buried there in her brother's cemetery. In middle 
age she had an eye pierced, by some accident, and thereafter wore 
an artificial one, so perfectly imitating in its coloring, etc., the nat- 

32 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

ural eye that the defect, it was told me, was hardly noticeable, and 
unknown save only by intimate associates. 

Will of Col. William Johnson: 

Georgia, ( In the name of God Amen. 

Wilkes County. (I William Johnson being unwell at present, but of 

sound and disposing mind and memory, do this day make my last 

Will and Testament. 

1st. My will and desire is that all my just debts be paid by my 
Executors whom I shall hereafter constitute, nominate and ap- 
point, as soon as convenient after my decease. 

2nd. I loan to my daughter Elizabeth Cunningham & her law- 
ful increase which she now has or may have hei-eafter the tract or 
parcel of land whereon her husband Drury Cunningham & she now 
lives in the County and State aforesaid on the waters of Clark's 
Creek containing by estimation one hundred and seventy eight 
acres, be the same more or less, adjoining Richard Hudspeth, Dab- 
ney A. Martin, Joel Appling and others, also the following negroes 
Lucy Cate, Edmund, and Dennis, also two beds & furniture, one red 
work steer, a quantity of household & kitchen furniture which she 
has now in her possession, all the said property is for the use and 
benefit of her and her children and said property is not to be taken 
from her by any person, or persons whatsoever nor be liable to pay 
any debts that are already or may hereafter be contracted by her 
husband Drury Cunningham, and at her decease said property 
together with its increase and that which she may hereafter receive 
in the same way of my estate to be divided equally the lawful heirs 
of her body. 

3rd. I give to my daughter Mary Spratling the following 
negroes Fannie and her two children, Nice and Mariah and Dick, 
also two beds and furniture & other household & kitchen furniture 
which she has in her possession at present. 

4th. I give to my daughter Susan M. Johnson the following 
negroes Celia, Emella, Grandson & George. 

5th. I give to my son William Johnson the following negroes. 
Big George, Suckey, America, John and Haulker, and Sixty dollars. 

6th : I give to my son John P. Johnson the following negroes, 
Big Thomas, Caty, Lucy and Eveline and Pollard and Sixty dollars. 

7th. I give to my daughter Nancy H. Johnson the following 
negroes, Mariah, Nelson, Eliza and Henry. 

8th. I give to my three youngest children Stephen W. John- 
son, Martha Johnson and Catharine A. Johnson the following ne- 
groes, Little Thomas, Solomon, Aaron, Meeley, Charles, Randolph, 
Sana, Miles, Nero, Ned, Burwell, James and July to be equally 
divided among my three youngest children as above named as they 
become of age or marry. 

AND Allied Families 33 

9th. I give to William Norman who has married . . . ., 
the following negroes, Annola, Milley, Peter and Matilda also one 
bed & furniture which they have now in their possession and no 
more or hereafter. 

10th. I give to mij wife Nancy Johnson during her lifetime 
that tract of land called and known by the name of McLendon place 
also the tract of land whereon I now live adjoining C. Orr and 
others all the plantation tools, all my stock of every kind and all 
the household and kitchen furniture and the following negroes, 
Fibby Johnson, Fibby Hill, Little Fibby, Charity, Vinen, Marietta, 
Hester, Aaron, Joseph, Sam, Mike, Jeffery, Billey, Daniel, Peter 
and Nat & Clary, with this property she is to be under obligation 
to keep and decently support and maintain my daughter Sarah 
Johnson as long as she shall live, but if my wife should die before 
my daughter should, she is to have the following negroes for her 
maintenance Little Phoeby, Peter, Marietta & Mike to be put in the 
hands of Henry Spratling and he is to be under strict obligations 
to maintain and support her, and at her death said property 
together with its increase and any other that she may receive of 
my estate hereafter to be equally divided between her living, lawful 
Brothers and Sisters, but if my daughter Sarah Johnson should 
depart this life before my wife Nancy Johnson should, all the prop- 
erty I have left to her (my wife) is to equally divided between 
my lawful children except the lands which I have loaned her (dur- 
ing her lifetime) which is to be at her death equally divided be- 
tween my (a little confusion in this clause in the copy) three sons 
William Johnson, John P. Johnson and Stephen W. Johnson. 

The lands which I have not loaned my wife (viz.) the tract on 
Clark's Creek & Long Creek and what / own out of Wilkes County 
I wish to be sold together with any other property which I have not 
left to my wife Nancy Johnson, at the discretion of my Executors 
to the payment of my just debts. 

11th. My will and desire further is that the negroes which I 
have willed away to my three youngest children should be hired 
out, and the whole amount of hire to be equally divided amongst 
them annually for their education. 

12th. My will further is that as my children becomes of law- 
ful age or marries that my wife Nancy Johnson should give to each 
of them as much household and kitchen furniture and other prop- 
erty as the others have had given to them who have left us, or if 
my wife should die before they arrive at Lawful age or marry then 
it is my will that my Executors give to each of my children that, 
are under age or unmarried as much household and kitchen furni- 
ture and other property as the others have had given them who 
have married and left us, or the worth thereof in money as they 
arrive at lawful age or marry. 

13th. I constitute, nominate and appoint Sylvanus Gibson, 
Henry Spratling and Richard J. Willis Executors of this my last 

34 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Will and Testament in Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my 
hand and seal this 11th day of July, 1821. 

Daniel Carrington") Wm. Johnson (L.S.) 

Robert H. Moore > N. B. It is my further will and desire that 
Martin Andrews J my wife Nancy Johnson shall have my riding 
carriage and new wagon and gear during her life time, which I 
intended to of given to her in this my foregoing will but forgot to 
have it mentioned when it was written. Witness my hand and seal 
this 30th day of July, 1821. 

Wm. Johnson (L.S.) 

1 Stephen Johnson 

''' George Willis 

Henry Pope 

Georgia \ Personally appeared in open Court Daniel Car- 

Wilkes County. > rington & Martin Andrews two of the subscrib- 
ing witnesses to the annexed will and being duly sworn saith that 
they saw the Testator William Johnson, sign, seal, publish & de- 
clare the annexed instrument of writing to be his last Will & Testa- 
ment and at the time of his so doing he was of sound disposing 
mind and memory, that they subscribed their names as witnesses 
in the presence of the Testator and at his request & that they also 
saw Robert H. Moore subscribe his name for the same purpose at 
the same time. 

Daniel Carrington 
Martin Andrews 

Sworn to in open Court this 

3rd day of September, 1821. 

John Dyson, C. C. O. 

Georgia ) Personally appeared in open Court Stephen 

Wilkes County, j Johnson, George Willis and Henry Pope the 
subscribing witnesses to the Codicil to the annexed will & being 
duly sworn saith that they saw the Testator William Johnson sign, 
seal, publish and declare the said codicil to be a part of his last Will 
and Testament and at the time of his so doing he was of sound dis- 
posing mind and memory that they subscribed their names as 
witnesses to said codicil in the presence of the Testator and at his 

Sworn to in open Court this 3rd day of September, 1821. 
John Dyson C. C. O. 

Recorded this 26th day of Sept. 1821. 

George Willis 
Stephen Johnson 
Henry Pope 

In a letter by Wylie Hill, of Wilkes, 6 Jany. 1822, to his cousin 
Lodowick Hill, Richardson's Tavern, Edgefield District, S. C, he 

AND Allied Families 35 

says: Col. Johnson left us some time last fall with the consump- 
tion — he is all the connection that has dy'd since you left us. 
Josiah Jordan interlined. 

Will of William Johnson, Jr. 
"State of Georgia, | In the name of God Amen. 
Wilkes County. { I William Johnson being unwell, but of sound 
and disposing mind and memory, do this day make my last will and 
Testament in manner & form following, viz.: 

1st. My will and desire is that all my just debts be paid by my 
Executor who I shall hereinafter name & appoint as soon as con- 
venient after my decease. 

2ondly. I give and bequeath to my mother Nancy Johnson all 
my estate both Real and personal during her lifetime consisting 
of the following land and negroes, viz. ; the one half of an undivided 
Tract of land which belongs to myself and John P. Johnson jointly 
and one other tract in Dooly which I drew in the late land lottery 
& the six following negroes to wit : Dann, George, Suckey, Anaka, 
John & Halker, one Iron Gray Horse and four head of cattle and 
at her death to be equally divided between each of my Brothers 
and Sisters and 

Srdhj, and lastly, I constitute and appoint my friend Richd. J. 
Willis Executor of this my last Will and Testament. 

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 
3rd day of May, 1823. 

William Johnson (L.S.) 
In presence of 
Henry Spratlen 
Wm. Norman 
Drury Cunningham 

Georgia j Personally appeared in open court Drury Cun- 

Wilkes County) ningham one of the subscribing witnesses to the 
within will who being duly sworn deposeth and saith that he saw 
the Testator William Johnson sign, seal and publish and declare 
the same to be his last Will and Testament and that he also see 
Henry Spratlin and William Norman sign their names as wit- 
nesses to the same in his presence and at his request, and that he 
was of sound disposing mind and memory. Sworn to in open 
court this 7th day of July, 1823. 

Attest. John Dyson C. C. C. Drury Cunningham. 

Recorded the 16th of September, 1823." 

Col. William and Nancy* (Hill) Johnson had: 

1. Elizabeth Johnson% married Drury Cunningham. Had 
children, but not traced. 

2. Mary Johnson^ married 15 Sept., 1813, Henry Spratlin 
(q. v.). 

3. Susan M. Johnson% married 15 April, 1822, Judge James 
Dabney Willis, born Oct. 21, 1793, 1st wife. (q. v.). 

36 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

4. William Johnson, Jr.% born circa 1800; died in 1823, un- 
married. (See his will above). 

5. John Pope Johnson^ died after 1823; married Prudence 
Irvine (q. v.). 

6. Nancy Hill Johnson'', born 11 July, 1808; died 21 Oct., 
1846; married 16 Dec, 1824, Col. Lodowick Meriwether HilP, 
1804-1883, her second cousin, his first wife. (See p. 120, 2, Wylie*, 
Abr.^ Abr.-, HenryO. 

7. Stephen W. (ebster) Johnson^ born circa 1810, died when 
circa 16 years of age, was on the eve of leaving for Franklin Col- 
lege, at Athens, when taken with measles and died. 

8. Martha Pope Johnson% born 10 May, 1814; died 19 June, 
1893, in Meriwether County; married (I), 18 Nov., 1829, Burwell 
Pope HilP, 1800-1833, second wife, in Wilkes County, Ga., her sec- 
ond cousin. (See p. 103, 1, Wylie Hill*, Abr.^, Abr.-, HenryO- 

9. Catharine A. Johnson^ called "Kitty", born 16 Oct., 1816; 
died in July, 1872. (q. v.). 

10. Sarah Johnson^ living in 1821 ; probably afflicted in some 
way. No further record. 

2. Mary Johnson^ and her husband, Henry Spratlin, who was 
the son of James and Martha (Calloway) Spratlin (vide Cya. of 
Ga., Vol. 3, p. 587 — Wilkinson) had — order of births not known: — 

la. William Spratlin''; 2a. James Spratlin"; 3a. Nancy Sprat- 
lin^; 4a. Martha Spratlin*'; 5a. Mary Ann Spratlin''; 6a. Rowena 
Spratlin"; 7a. John Pope Spratlin"; and 8a. Amelia T. Spratlin, 
called "Emily", born 17 April, 1829; died 13 Dec, 1894; married 
23 Jany., 1845. Major Uriah Baylis Wilkinson, of Newnan, Ga. (the 
brother of John, James, Emily, Joel, Fanny and Kitty Wilkinson), 
and had : 

lb. Edward Black Wilkinson', born 22 Nov., 1847; married 
Missouri Gorham. 

2b. John R. Wilkinson% born 20 June, 1856; died 7 April, 
1915; married, 26 Nov., 1878, Annie Wade Wood, born in 1860; 
died, 14 Feby., 1921 ; daughter of Capt. Winston B. and Mariah L. 
(Dent) Wood. (q. v.). 

3b. Mattie C. Wilkinson^ born 10 Dec, 1845; married, 26 
May, 1864, Rev. Francis M. Daniel, died 22 Dec, 1892. Issue: 
one son. 

4b. William Henry Wilkinson^ born April, 1854; died, Dec, 

5b. Mary Emma Wilkinson', born 1852; died Dec, 1855. 

6b. Lucy Pope Wilkinson^ born June, 1850; died Dec, 1855. 

7b. Joel Wilkinson^ born June 18 — ; died Nov., 1853. 

8b. Lillian Gertrude Wilkinson', born Jany., 1862; died Oct., 

9b. Thomas J. Wilkinson^ born Jany., 1864; married Lilly 

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10b. Mell R. Wilkmson% born 1 Jany., 1865; married Annie 
Van Winkle, (q. v.). 

2b . John R. Wilkinson^ and wife, Annie Wade Wood, had : 

Ic. Harry Eugene Wilkinson^ of Atlanta; 2c. William Bar- 
rett Wilkinson^ of Jacksonville, Fla. 

John R. Wilkinson was for many years Judge of the Court of 
Ordinary of Fulton County, a most popular and efficient official, 
whose memory will long live in the hearts of hundreds of At- 
lantians. He was also a most prominent Mason, holding the highest 
station of the order in the State. 

10b . Mell R. Wilkinson and wife, Annie Van Winkle, have one 
daughter, Miss Margaret Wilkinson. He has occupied many po- 
sitions of honor and trust, having been President of the Chamber 
of Commerce of Atlanta, and is the honorary President for Life of 
the Presidents' Club of Atlanta. 

2 . Susan M. Johnson' and her husband. Judge James Dabney 
WilHs, had : 

la. William J. Willis% born 25 Jany., 1823; died 13 June, 

James Dabney Willis married (II), 17 Aug., 1824, Nancy Tate 

2a . George Willis% born 23 May, 1825 ; died 27 May, 1825. 

3a. Susan Johnson Willis^ born 6 Aug., 1826; died in Nov., 

4a. Thomas Richard Willis% born 17 Dec, 1827; married 
Elizabeth Marshall. He was Colonel of a Regiment of State troops, 
C. S. A. ( ?) 

* 5a. William Anderson Willis^, born 2 Feby., 1830; died 17 
Sept., 1831. 

6a. Sarah Elizabeth Willis% married Thomas Calloway. 

7a. Willis Lumpkin Willis^, born 7 Oct., 1833; died March, 

8a. Lucy B. A. Willis% born 28 Dec, 1836. (q. v.). 

9a . James Anderson Willis^ born 4 April, 1838 ; died Sept. 9, 

10a. John Baker Willis% born 23 Sept., 1842; died 8 July, 

11a. George Willis^ born 11 May, 1844; died 2 May, 1845. 

8a. Lucy B. A. Willis" married (I) Wylie Hill DuBose% died 
29 June, 1862, in C. S. A., son of James Rembert and Martha Pope 
(Hill) DuBose; married (II), Col. W. W. Simpson, of Hancock 
and Wilkes Counties, second wife. Issue by first marriage, none; 
by second marriage: 

lb . Sallie Toombs DuBose% born 1859 ; died May, 1908 (q. v.) . 

2b . Betty Vance DuBose^ born ; died 28 June, 1918 

(q. v.). 

3b. Wylie Hill DuBose IP, born 1862; died 7 June, 1920. 
(q. v.). 

38 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

lb. Sallie Toombs DuBose', 1859-1908, married (I), Samuel 
Sims; married (II), James Wylie Arnold, Jr. Issue by first mar- 
riage, none by second marriage: 

Ic. Samuel Wylie Sims% died in young manhood. 

2c: Lucy Mary Sims% changed name later to Mary Rembert 

3c. Elizabeth Sims% married Raymond R. Smith, of Wash- 
ington, Ga., who died 26 Feby., 1919. Issue: Id.— R. R. Smith, 
Jr.S died young; 2d. — Elizabeth Raymond Smiths 

4c. Anson Pope Sims^ died young. 

5c . Sadie Sims% married A. Loyd Johnson, son of William T. 
Johnson. Issue: Id. — Sarah DuBose Johnson^ 

2b. Betty Vance DuBose", died 28 June, 1918, in Atlanta, 
Ga. , married William Mays Sims, attorney-at-law, of Washington, 
Ga., died 11 July, 1904. Issue: 

Ic . Lucy DuBose Sims% married Howell Eugene Dodd. Issue : 

Id. Howell E. Dodd, Jr.^ 2d.— William Sims Dodd^ 

2c. William Edward Sims^ married Maryhill Jolley. 

3c . Lelia Alexander Sims^ married Harold Huntington White. 
Issue: Id.— Clifton Huntington White^ 2d.— Elizabeth DuBose 

4c. Marion DuBose Sims^ married Juliette Smith, daughter 
of Robert Motte Smith. Issue: Id.— Marion DuBose Sims, Jr.»; 
2d.— Juliette Smith Sims^ 

5c. Rembert Mays SimsS married Jo. Mary Spruell. 

6c. Edith Sims^ married Paul Newsom. Issue: Id. — Bettie 
DuBose Newsom**; 2d. — Edith Sims Newsom**. 

7c. Mildred Sims^ 

3b. Wylie DuBose^ married Julia Anthony. Issue: Ic. — 
Lucy Willis DuBose^ and, 2c. — Julia Toombs DuBose^ twins. 

5. John Pope Johnson^ (Col. William^, who married Pru- 
dence Irvine, died, after 1823, a month before the birth of his son 
and only child, John Pope Johnson, Jr.^ who married a daughter 
of Welcome Fanning, of Wilkes County, Ga., and moved to Black- 
hawk, Carroll County, Miss., where their children were reared and 

lived. Mrs. Prudence (Irvine) Johnson married (II) Mr 

Brooks. Record not traced. 

9. Catharine A. Johnson', called "Kitty", (Col. William), 
1816-1872, married, 18 March, 1834, George W. Chatfield, born 7 
June, 1807, in Wilkes County (probably son of George and Mar- 
garet (Coats) Chatfield, early settlers of Wilkes. Their record not 
traced. See: Also Mem'rs of Ga., Vol. 2, p. 519). Moved first to 
Meriwether County, Ga., then to Auburn, Ala., and later to New- 
ton, Miss., where both died. Issue: 

la . J. Bonnell Chatfield*' ; married , lived for a time 

at Meridian, Miss., but his widow living, in 1913, in Montgomery, 
Ala. They had several children but can't recall their names. 

AND Allied Families 39 

2a . Hallie Chatfield'' ; married , and left a daughter, 

Mrs. Steele, living in Texas in 1917, and possibly other children. 

3a. Mary% called "Sissie", Chatfield; born 1 Dec, 1845, died 
5 Sept., 1914, at Corpus Christi, Texas; married Albert (?) Watts, 
died circa 1909. Issue : four sons and a daughter, all married, and 
each of the sons (1914) had two children. The daughter married 

(I) , and had a son, died young; married (II) Oscar M. 

Suttle, of the law firm of Suttle & Todd, of Corpus Christi. 

4a . Frank Chatfield' ; married ; not traced. There 

were probably other children. Order of births not known. 

V. — Mary HilP (A. P. 0. — Henrys Abraham-, HenryO, born 
Sept. 17, 1758; died Feb. 17, 1831; married (I), circa 1781, Henry 
Jossey, Sr. ; married (II), in Maury County, Tenn., John Macon. 
Issue by first marriage (none by second) : 

1. Sarah Jossey% born Sept. 18, 1783; died July 22, 1830; 
married May 9, 1805, or '6, Jonathan Webster III ( ?) , his second 
wife, born Nov. 17, 1767 ; died April 25, 1845 ; removed about 1807 
to Maury County, Tenn. (q. v.). 

2. James Jossey% born 20 Nov., 1786; died 12 Feb., 1831; 
married Nancy Coleman. Their descendants live in Williamson 
County, Tenn. 

3. Henry Jossey, Jr.% born ; married (I), 10 Jany., 

1812, Huldah Pope, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Smith) Pope; 
married (II) the widow, Sarah Twining, (q. v.). 

4. Christiana'', called "Keddey" and "Kittie", Jossey, born 
27 Nov., 1793; died 18 Feby., 1847; married 3 Dec, 1812, Col. 
Richard Jefferson Willis, his first wife, born Nov. 12, 1789; died 
Oct. 18, 1866. He married (II) Sarah Foster, born 1801; died 
Jany. 18, 1884. No issue by second marriage, (q. v.). 

5. Rowena Caroline Jossey^ born 1797; died 1827 (?), aged 
thirty years; married Dr. J. W. P. McJemsey, of Manry County, 
Tenn., his first wife. He married (II) before 10 Feby., 1830, a 
Miss Gillespie. 

1. Jonathan Webster III and his wife, Sarah Jossey^ 1783- 
1830, (Mary*, Henry^ Abraham-, HenryO, had issue: 

la. Mary Jossey Webster^, born Jan. 7, 1807; died 1881. 
(q. v.). 

2a. James Henry Webster*"', born June 30, 1808; died Oct. 8, 
1873. (q. v.). 

3a . George Pope Webster^ born Oct. 26, 1809 ; died 

(q. v.). 

4a. William Johnson Webster^ born April 19, 1811; died 
Feby. 3, 1859. (q. v.). 

5a. Caroline Webster*', born June 18, 1813; died April, 1852. 
(q. v.). 

6a. Felix Webster«,born 1810. 

7a . Albert Webster% born June 18, 1818. 

40 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

8a. Rowena Christiana Webster^ born April 26, 1821; died 
1907, aged 86, unmarried. 

la. Mary Jossey Webster^, 1807-1881, married (I) Col. Tate, 
of North Carolina, who lived only six months; married (II), Col. 
J. C. Camp, of Huntsville, Ala.; married (III), Col. Andrew Erwin, 
who was a brother-in-law of both John Bell and Henry Clay. No 

2a. James Henry Webster^ 1808-1873, married Sarah Jane 
Weakley, of Huntsville, Ala., and had: 

lb . Sallie Weakley Webster^ born 11 Jany., 1807 ; died 6 May, 
1872. (q. v.). 

2b. Fannie Pattison Webster, born Aug. 21, 1838; died 2 May, 
1920. (q. v.). 

3b . William Henry Webster% born April 27, 1840 ; died Sept. 
22, 1862. Killed in battle of Chickamauga. 

4b. Rowena Caroline Webster^ born 11 April, 1842; married 
Austin Powell. 

5b . James Jonathan Webster", born Aug. 9, 1843 ; died Oct., 
1918; married Fannie Robertson. 

6b. Martha Jane Webster', born 11 Feby., 1847. (q. v.). 

7b. Elizabeth Dougan Webster^ born 21 Jany., 1849; died 
5 Aug., 1902 ; married William Porter. 

8b . Nancy Weakley Webster", born April 26, 1850 ; died Aug. 
2, 1855. 

9b. Juliet Pauline Webster% born Nov. 15, 1852; died 11 
Aug., 1854. 

10b. Katherine Willis Webster^ born 25 July, 1854; married 
Charles H. Sanders. 

lib. Frank Weakley Webster% born 3 April, 1859; married 
Alice Crocket, (q. v.). 

lb. Sallie Weakley Webster% 1837-1872, married Jesse Sher- 
wood Harris, and had: 

Ic. Sherwood Harris^ born 17 Jany., 1860. Bachelor. 

2c. Jennie Weakley Harris^ born 23 March, 1861; died 14 
Jany., 1920. (q. v.). 

3c. Webster Harris^ born 22 Jany., 1864. Bachelor. 

4c. Walter Hayes Harris^ born 9 Aug., 1865; married 14 
Dec, 1892, Elizabeth B. Wilemans (?). 

5c. Jessie May Harris^ born 17 Feby., 1868; married 31 
March, 1904, Frank Masten, of Huntsville, Ala. 

6c. Sallie Willis Harris^, born 31 Aug., 1870. Single. 

2c . Jennie Weakley Harris^, 1861-1920, married 15 June, 1892, 
Patrick H. Southall, and had : 

Id.— Sarah Elizabeth SouthalP, born 25 March, 1893. 

2d. — Pattie Harris SouthalP, born 18 Jany., 1895 ; married 12 
April, 1920, Charles Deere Wiman, of Moline, 111. 

2b. Fannie Pattison Webster% 1838-1920, married Thomas 
L. Porter, and had : 

AND Allied Families 41 

Ic. Janie Porter^ born 18 Feby., 1861. 

2c. Willie Porter^, born 11 June, 1862. 

3c. William W. Porter^ born 20 Jany., 1864. (q. v.). 

4c. James Porter^ born 15 March, 1866. 

5c. Thomas Leroy Porter^ born 11 Feby., 1868; married 7 
Nov., 1900, Bessie Moore. 

6c. Fannie Porter^ born Sept., 1869; married 11 June, 1893, 
Will Moore, and had daughter, Frances Moore", born 13 Jany., 

7c. Bessie Porter^ born 19 Sept., 1871. (q. v.). 

8c. Nimrod Hammon Porter^ born 16 Sept., 1873. 

9c. Frank Porter^ born 27 May, 1875. 
10c. Martha Porter«, born 27 Aug., 1877; died 22 Oct., 1909; 
married, 2 March, 1904, Van Hendricks, and had: 

Id. — Martha Porter Hendricks% born 16 Oct., 1909; died Oct., 
1919 ; 2d.— Van Hendricks, Jr.^ born 16 Oct., 1909 ; twins. 

3c . William W. Porter', born 20 Jany., 1864 ; married, 1 June, 
1899, Mollie (or Mallie) Beadle, and had: Id. — Ami Webster Por- 
ter^ born 9 May, 1907 ; died 1 Jany., 1920 ; 2d.— William W. Porter, 
Jr.^ born 13 May, 1909. 

7c. Bessie Porter^ born 19 Sept., 1871; married 26 Feby., 
1902, John W. Black, and had : 

Id . Fanny Porter Black^ born 3 Oct., 1904 ; died 1904. 

2d . Frances Black^ born 26 June, 1906 ; died 22 Jany., 1908. 

3d . John W. Black, Jr.^ born 8 Aug., 1909. 

4d. Bessie Porter Blacks 

6b. Martha Jane Webster", born 11 Feby., 1847; married 15 
Dec, 1870, Shade Murray, and had: 

Ic. Janie Murray^ born 21 Sept., 1871. 

2c. James Webster Murray^ b"orn 26 June, 1873; died 23 
Sept., 1879. 

3c. Edwin Murray', born 6 Feby., 1876. (q. v.). 

4c. Martha White Murray", born 7 Feby., 1878; married, 19 
April, 1898, Frederick Sandusky, and had: 

Id. Murray Sandusky^ born 24 Nov., 1899. 

5c. Mabel Murray', born 25 Aug., 1882; married Herbert B. 

6c. Elizabeth Murray', born 20 Jany., 1886; married Fred- 
erick C. Lindsley, and had : 

Id. Frederick Cleeland Lindsley''. 

2d . Elizabeth Murray Lindsley". 

3d. Martha Lindsley^ 

3c. Edwin Murray', born 6 Feby., 1876; married Cornelia 
Morgan, and had : 

Id . Cornelia Murray". 

2d. Sara Murray". 

3d. Shade Murray, Jr." 

42 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

lib. Frank Weakley Webster^ (born 30 April, 1859,) and 
wife, Alice Crockett, had: Ic. — Frank Webster^; 2c. — Robert 
Crockett Webster* ; 3c. — William Penn Webster* ; 4c. — James Hen- 
ry Webster*; 5c. — Macon Plumm (?) Webster*; and 6c. — Sarah 
Weakley WeJbster*. 

Ic. Frank Webster* (son of Frank Weakley Webster), mar- 
ried Cora , and had : Id. — Frank Webster, Jr.^ 

2c. Robert Crockett Webster* (son of Frank W. Webster), 
married Corinne White, and had: Id. — Robert Crockett Webster, 

3a: George Pope Webster*' (son of Jonathan), born 26 Oct., 
1809, married Harriet Blair. Issue: 

lb . Henry Webster^ Capt., C. S. A. ; died during the war, in 
the service at LaFayette, Ala. 

2b . Mary Camp Webster^ born Nov., 1841 ; married, 20 Aug., 
1863, Richard Cross Gordon, born 28 Feb., 1837 ; died 8 April, 1903. 
He was an officer in one of the first regiments to volunteer for 
Confederate service, was soon after made Captain on General 
Rain's staff, later discharged on account of inflammatory rheuma- 
tism. He was the only son of Major Boiling Gordon, directly 
descended from Pocahontas, and whose father was the first Post- 
master of Nashville, Tenn. (q. v.). 

3b. George Pope Webster, Jr.% born 1848 ; died ; mar- 
ried Effie Laurie Webster, and had: Ic. — George Webster, Jr.*; 
2c. — Annie Laurie Webster*. 

4b. Harriet Blair Webster", born 1850; married Clark T. 
Jones, and had: Ic. — Cornelia Jones*, married Bruce Cochran; 
2c. — Clark Jones*, married Kate Gordon, died 1920, leaving two 

5b. Blair Webster^ born Aug., 1851. 

6b. Caroline Turner Webster% born Aug., 1852. 

7b . Ella Webster^ born 1854. 

2b. Richard Cross and Mary Camp (Webster) Gordon^ had: 

Ic. Caroline Gordon*, married Hunter McDonald, and had: 
Id. — Hunter McDonald, Jr.» 

2c. Lucile Gordon*, married Hinton Frierson. They have 
an adopted child, Addie Armstrong^ 
3c. Camille Gordon*, single. 

4c. Bessie Gordon*, married Carter Cox, and they have an 
adopted son. 

4a. William Johnson Webster P (son of Jonathan HI), 1811- 
1859, married Oct. 23, 1844, Mary Ann (Porter) Booker, born 
Nov. 15, 1818; died Oct. 27, 1867, daughter of Nimrod and Delia 
(Hanman or Hammon) Porter, and widow of Henry Booker. Issue: 

lb. Florence Webster^ born Sept. 8, 1845; died 2 Jan., 1847. 

2b. William Johnson Webster IF, born 17 Oct., 1847. (q. v.). 

AND Allied Families 43 

3b. Hammon Porter Webster^ born 22 April, 1849; died 24 
Jany., 1914, unmarried. 

4b . Elizabeth Webster", born 1850 ; died, 1852, of diphtheria. 

5b . Mary Porter Webster% born 20 Jany., 1853 ; died 27 Jany., 
1914, unmarried. 

6b. Mattie Rowe Webster, born 12 Dec, 1855 ; living in 1920, 

7b . Carrie Delene Webster^ born 22 Aug., 1857 ; died 6 Aug., 

2b . William Johnson Webster IP born Oct. 17, 1847 ; married 
Oct. 23, 1872, Mary Catherine Allison, born 17 April, 1853 ; died 15 
May, 1913, only child of Dr. Jacob Hylemon and Octavia (Hill) 
Allison, and granddaughter of Col. William K. Hill and his wife, 
Rebecca Harris. Dr. Jacob Hyleman Allison was the son of Dr. 
Hugh Lee Allison (and Mary Catherine Beakman or Buchman, his 
wife), son of Jacob, or Simeon (?) Allison (and Margaret Lock- 
wood, his wife), son of Rev. Hugh Allison and Dorothy Simson 
( ?) , his wife. Issue : 

Ic. William Johnson Webster HP, born 21 Feby., 1874. 
(q. v.). 

2c. Hylemon Alison Webster^ born 8 Sept., 1875. (q. v.). 

3c. Virginia Morgan Webster% born 19 Aug., 1877; married 
28 Dec, 1899, Eugene Webster Long^ and they have one child: 
Id. — Octavine Alison Long**. 

4c . Hugh Lee Webster^ born 19 Sept., 1888 ; married 30 Sept., 
1913, Delia Arnold, born 25 Jany., 1893, and they have: Id. — 
Hugh Lee Webster IP, born 25 Sept., 1918. 

5c. Joseph Dobbins Webster^ born 6 Aug., 1890, unmarried. 

Ic William Johnson Webster IIP, born 21 Feby., 1874; mar- 
ried, 17 June, 1914, Mary Buchman, born 6 Dec, 1895, and they 
have : 

Id. — William Jonathan Webster**, born 31 Aug., 1916. 

2d.— Robert Wright Webster^ born 1 Dec, 1920. 

2c. Hylemon Alison Webster^ born 8 Sept., 1875; married, 
5 Nov., 1903, Olivia Barrow, born 15 Dec, 1880, and they have: 

Id.— Hylemon Alison Webster IP, born 7 Sept., 1904. 

2d.— Marian Webster^, born 30 Jany., 1909. 

5a. Caroline Webster^ {daughter of Jonathan and Sarah (Jos- 
sey) Webster), 1813-1852, married, in 1833, William Henry Turner, 
born in Albemarle County, Va., in 1809; died in July, 1867. Issue: 

lb. James Sugars Turner% born 1834; married Fannie Wil- 
liams, of Arkansas, and had several children, among them being: 

Ic — James Sugars Turner, Jr.* ; 2c. — Anna Price Turner. 

2b . Sarah Webster Turner^ bom 5 July, 1836. (q. v.) . 

3b. William Henry Turner", born 1838; married Eleanor 
Finley, of Arkansas, and six children were born to them. 

4b. John Acklen Turner^ born March, 1840. Served through 
the Civil War; became a Captain, and died April, 1909. (q. v.). 

44 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

5b. Caroline Webster Turner^ born Jany. 30, 1842; died un- 
married, at the age of 22 years. 

6b. Mary Rebecca Turner, born 24 March, 1843. (q. v.). 

7b. Edward Deloney Turner, born Sept., 1845; died in camp, 
1864, during Civil War, of dysentery. 

8b . Rowena Turner^ born Oct. 1, 1847 ; died May, 1872 ; mar- 
ried, 1871, or '2, Judge James R. Dowdell, of Opelika, Ala., who 
became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama, serving 
for sixteen years in that office. Judge Dowdell married (II), in 
1878, Ella Ware, daughter of Jonathan Ware, and by her had two 
daughters, Annie Love and Sarah. (See Ala. Memoirs). 

9b. Robert Webster Turner, born Sept., 1849. 
10b. Thomas Isaac Turner, born April, 1851. 

2b. Sarah Webster Turner (daughter of William Henry 
Turner) , born 5 July, 1836 ; died March 15, 1915 ; married (I) , May, 
1856, John A. McEwen, lawyer of Nashville, Tenn., his third wife, 
and had one son: Ic. — John Alex. McEwen, Jr.; married (II), 
March, 1870, Henry Childress Shepard, and had : 

2c. Mary Erwin Shepard^ born March, 1871. 

3c. Rosa Turner Shepard*, born Nov., 1872. . 

4c: Norman Smith Shepard^ born Sept., 1874. 

4b. John Acklen Turner" (son of William Henry Turner), 
1840-1909; married in 1861, Miss Mary Elliott, of Athens, Ala. 
Issue : 

Ic. — Caroline Webster Turner^ born in March, 1864, m 

Drake and had one daughter. 

2c. Edward Pearson Turner^, bom , 1866; married 

Willis Lipscomb, and had: Edward P. Turner, Jr.^ and Harris 

3c. Fannie Turner Turner^ born 1870. 

4c. William Henry Turner% born 1874. 

5c. Margaret Elliott Turner^ born 1878. Single. 

6c. James Webster Turner^, born 1880; married (I) Mabel 
Wilkes, and had : Id. — Webster Turner, Jr.^ ; married (II) 

6b. Mary Rebecca Turner" (daughter of William Henry 
Turner), born 24 March, 1843; married 18 Jany., 1876, George 
Searight, of Nashville, Tenn. Issue: 

Ic. George Turner Searight, born 19 Nov., 1876; married, Dec, 
1898, Mary Jean Myers. Issue: Five children. 

2c . Henry Brown Searight% born Aug. 27, 1878. Presbyterian 
minister. Married (I), in January, 1904, Ebben Barker Armistead, 
died Dec, 1904^, no issue. Married (II), in March, 1911, Mary 
Kathleen Bogart, of Washington, N. C. Issue: Three children. 

3c. Fauntleroy Searight^ bom Nov. 1, 1883; died at 21 years 
of age, unmarried. 

4c. Carrie Louise Searight^ of 655 North Boulevard, Atlanta, 
Ga., born 26 Aug., 1886 ; married in Feby., 1905, Rogers McMillan 
Lemon. Issue: Two children, living. 

AND Allied Families 45 

5c. Paul Searight^ born 16 Feby., 1888; died, aged IOV2 years. 

6a. Felix Webster** (son of Jonathan), born 1810; married 
Margaret Crosby, and had: 

lb. Sarah (or Sadie) Webster^ married Miles Mayes. No 

2b. Felix Webster, Jr.% married Mattie Fouchee, and had: 
Ic. — Sallie Webster^ died in infancy; 2c. — Laurence Webster% 
single; 3c. — Fannie Thomas Webster^ died when about grown; 
4c. — Lucy Webster% married Dr. Bledsoe Brown; 5c. — Felicia 
Webster^ married Ross Burns. 

3b. Albert Webster^ married Mary Andrews. Issue: 
Ic. — Felix Webster^; 2c. — Andrew Webster®; 3c. — Mary Webster% 
married .... Clawson, and had two daughters; 4c. — Samuel 

4b. Maggie Webster% married Nat. Yeatman, and had: 
Ic. — Sallie Yeatman^ married .... Graham ; 2c. — Penelope Yeat- 
man\ married .... Murray. 

5b. Thomas Crosby Webster", married Mary Porter Black, 
and had: Ic. — Thomas Webster®; 2c. — Mary Webster®. 

6b. Fannie Knox Webster", married Judd Loyd. 

7a. Albert Webster** (son of Jonathan), born 18 June, 1818; 
married Mary Fisher. Issue : lb. — Sallie Webster^ ; 2b. — Rowena 
Webster^ ; 3b. — Eva Webster. 

In removing from Wilkes County, Ga., to Maury County, Tenn., 
Jonathan Webster III and his wife were accompanied by his three 
children by his first marriage; by Mrs. Mary (Hill) Jossey (his 
mother-in-law) and two of her children, viz.: Janes Jossey and 
Rowena Caroline Jossey. The other two children, Henry and Kitty, 
remained in Wilkes County, Ga. Both married there in 1812. (See 
Webster) . 


"Joan Pope, of Bristol, England, widow of Thomas Pope-, on 
20 Dec, 1700, revoked and annulled a Power of Attorney recently 
given to Lewis Markham and Alexander Webster of Va. to manage 
her plantation called "The Cliffs" and negroes and things thereon 
and appoints in their stead John Herman, merchant, of Va. and 
her son John Pope, of Bristol, England". (Va. Library, York rec- 
ords, Book 1694-1702, p. 470). 

In Burke's Peerage, we find record of marriage of Capt. Web- 
ster and Elizabeth Webster, daughter of Sir Thomas Webster. Cir- 
cumstances indicate that this Capt. Webster was the Jonathan 
Webster I with wife Elizabeth, who had son Jonathan Webster 
born ye 11 D. Nov. 1740 as recorded in Bristol Parish Reg. p. 390. 
Their mottoes were the same, "fides et justitia". This son Jonathan 
Webster II, by tradition, married Miss Johnson, supposedly sister 
of Col. William Johnson of Wilkes County, Ga., and had : Abner, 
Pherobea, Samuel, Benjamin, Thomas, Jonathan III, born 17 May, 
1767 ; died 20 April, 1845, and Mary Johnson, who married Thomas 

46 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Miller, who owned Cumberland Island, just across from St. Mary's, 
Ga, They are buried there at a fort called St. Peters. Their chil- 
dren lived in Augusta, Ga. 

Pherobea Webster married Absalom Jackson, of Augusta, Ga. 

Abner's will in Wilkes County, circa 1807. He was a Revolu- 
tionary soldier (Ga. Roster, p. 324). 

Benjamin and Thomas Webster were killed while serving in 
the Revolutionary Army at Augusta, Ga. 

Jonathan Webster HI, 1767-1845, married (I) Miss Williams; 
married (II), May 9, 1805 or '6, Sarah Jossey. He served as a pri- 
vate in the Revolutionary War as evidenced by a Certificate for "a 
Bounty of 250 A. of good land", signed on the 8th day of Sept., 
1784, by Col. Elijah Clarke. By his first marriage, he had: 1. 
John Green Webster, born 4 March, 1800 ; died 8 Dec, 1825 ; mar- 
ried Emily L. Gant and had a daughter, Emily Green Webster, 
married Felix Compton. 2. Robert P. Webster, born 1801 ; mar- 
ried, 17 Dec, 1828, Sarah Henry Anderson (a sister of Nancy Tate 
Anderson, second wife of James Dabney Willis), of Wilkes County, 
Ga., and had: Mary, Carrie, John, Lee, Lucian, William, Robert, 
Ada, Bettie, and Walton Webster. 3. Mary Eliza Webster, mar- 
ried Col. James Dobbins, and had: Addeline, Mary Eliza, and 
Major Joseph J. Dobbins, who married, in 1864, Catharine Heard, 
of Augusta, Ga., daughter of Stephen D. and Mary Jossey (Willis) 

In a book entitled "Mount Pleasant, Especially Western Part 
of Maury County, Tenn.", by Nat. Willis Jones, on pp. 17, 18 and 
19, we find: "Jonathan Webster was one of the first settlers; he 
came here, I think, from Georgia. He built one of the first grist- 
mills in Bigby, about one hundred yards above the present one. 
This mill has always belonged to some of the Webster family. It 
is at present the property of Jonathan Webster's grandson, G. P. 
Webster. Jonathan Webster was the wealthiest man in the neigh- 
borhood. He was one of the first men to bring jacks and jennets 
to this section. Up to this time we had no mules ; oxen were used 
on every farm. He also kept some of the fastest race horses in 
the county, racing being great sport at this time, though he aban- 
doned everything of the sort long before his death. His children 
by his first wife were Jack, Robert and Mrs. Compton". (Note. 
There is one error in it. Mr. Jones alludes to my cousin Emily 
Green Compton as a daughter of Jonathan Webster. She was a 
grand daughter, being a daughter of John Green Webster". Wm. 
J. Webster in letter dated March 14, 1921). 

"His second wife was a Miss Jossey, who was noted and be- 
loved far and near for her charity and kindness to her friends in 
sickness and in distress. She was always to be found at their 
bedsides. Well do I remember seeing her riding on her horse 
(there were no buggies or carriages in those days) and a negro on 
a horse beside her, with a bushel basket on his arm containing 

AND Allied Families 47 

delicacies for the sick and poor in her neighborhood; and well is 
she represented at this day by some of her descendants. Her chil- 
dren were, Mary, James, George, Caroline, William, Felix, Albert 
and Rowena, ail of whom have passed away except Miss Rowena, 
the youngest child. I think she now lives in Nashville. 

Jonathan Webster's neighbors were Joe and John McMurray, 
Edward English, George Lipscomb, Sam and Joe Majors, Dr. Frier- 
son, Dr. McGimsey, Henry Kirk, Nat. Willis, John L. Macon, David 
Thompson, Monson Hart, the Strayhorns, Mixons and others. 

Mrs. Webster ministered to the sick. Dr. Frierson practiced 
medicine and Scott Mays wielded the lancet— all free of charge". 

The following is a copy of a slip of paper handed to H. Alison 
Webster, son of William Johnson Webster H, of Columbia, Tenn., 
who found it in a letter of his Aunt Rowe to his son W. J. Webster, 
Jr., who had it and kept it with the letter to him and also the 
inventory of Jonathan Webster H. 
"Given by Aunt Rowe Webster 1882 

Alison Webster 

The head of a cane used by his great great grandmother on his 
father's side. Her mother was a Miss Cotton of Ga. & she was a 
Miss Hill who married Henry Jossey of Clarke (?) Co., Ga., re- 
moved to Tenn. and married a Mr. John Macon." 

3. Henry Jossey, Jr.% son of Henry and Mary (Hill) Jossey, 
married (I), 10 Jany., 1812, Huldah Pope, daughter of John and 
Elizabeth (Smith) Pope; married (H), the widow, Sarah Twining. 
Issue by 1st, none by second, marriage: la. — John Jossey*^; 2a. — 
Mary Elizabeth Jossey^ (q. v.) ; 3a. — Harriet Jossey^ (q. v.) ; 4a. — 
Kitty Jossey% who m. John Simonton. These 3 sisters all died in 
Greenville, Ga. ; 5a. — Sarah M. Jossey% who m. 10 Dec, 1829, 
William Reeves, of Wilkes Co. There may have been other children. 

2a. Mary Eliz^ Jossey'' (Henry, Jr.') , m. Myron Ellis, of Green- 
ville, Ga., his 1st wife. Issue: lb.— Robert N. Ellis^ ; 2b.— Miss 
Avilla Ellis^ ; 3b.— Rev. Henry Jossey Ellis^ (q. v.) ; 4b.— Willie 
Ellis', m. H. W. Adair (parents of Miss Irene Adair, et al., of 
Greenville, Ga.). 

The Rev. Henry Jossey Ellis, d. Nov. 16, 1921, Methodist min- 
ister, the blind Chaplain of the Ga. State Senate, has a dau. Ethel 
Star Ellis, who m. Rev. Benj. Oglevie Hill (Methodist minister) 
of Bastrop, Tex., a gr. gr. son of Thomas and Sallie (McGehee) 
Hill. Other daus. are Mrs. H. M. Veasey and Mrs. Eugene Rag- 
land, of Atlanta, Ga. 

3a. Harriet Jossey*' (Henry, Jr.^) , m. Dr. Clark Taylor Williams, 
son of John and Lilly (Taylor) Williams, among early settlers of 
Clarke Co., the former from Va., the latter from Wilkes Co., Ga. 
They had, among others : lb. — John H. Williams^ of Meriwether 

48 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Co., b. 9 Jany., 1834 ; m. in 1862, Martha S. Robertson, b. in 1844, 
in Luthersville, Ga. Issue: 

Ic. Mary L. Williams^ m. William Taylor, of Griffin, Ga.; 
2c. — Howard R. Williams^ ; 3c. — Albert C. Williams^ ; 4c. — Gustavus 
Williams*; 5c. — James H. Williams*; 6c. — Harriet J. Williams*; 
7c.— Mattie L. Williams*; 8c.— Minnie C. Williams*; 9c.— Eliza K. 
Williams*; lOc— Henry C. Williams*; deed.; lie— Sallie P. 
Williams*, deed. (Memoirs of Ga., Vol. 2, p. 525) . 

4. Christiana, called "Keddy" & "Kittie", Jossey (dau. of 
Henry & Mary (Hill) Jossey), 1793-1847, m. 3 Dec, 1812, Col 
Richard Jefferson Willis, his 1st wife. He was born 12 Nov. 1789, 
and died Oct, 18, 1866. He was the representative from Wilkes, 
1828-1831, and state senator 1832-'36. Issue: 

la. George Washington Willis% b. Oct. 23, 1813; d. Sept. 16, 
1838; m. Margaret Lane. 

2a. Mar?/ Jossey Willis'^, b. 5 June, 1815; d. 5 Dec. 1886; m. 
April 5, 1836, Stephen D. Heard (q. v.). 

3a. Rowena Jossey Willis'% b. Feby. 10, 1817 ; d. 29 Jany., 1829. 

4a. James Henry Willis", b. 20 Feby., 1819; m. 6 May, 1840, 
Sarah Ann Barksdale, and d. in 1904 or '5. 

5a. Stephen Harris Willis", b. 5 Feby., 1821; m. Elizabeth 
Wells Truitt. 

6a. John Thomas Willis", b. May 2, 1823. 
7a. William Willis", b. June 9, 1825. 
8a. Richard Webster Willis", b. Aug. 11, 1826. 
9a. William Johnson Willis", b. Oct. 19, 1828. 

10a. Dabney Willis", b. Nov. 1, 1829. 

11a. Josiah WilHs", b. Feby. 17, 1831. 

12a. Lewis (Brown) Willis, b. Apr. 28, 1832. 

2a. Mary Jossey Willis'' (dau. of Rich J. Willis), 1815-1886, 
and her husband, Stephen D. Heard, had : 

lb. Catharine Heard% m. in 1864, Major Joseph J. Dobbins, a 
gr. son of Jonathan Webster III. 

2b. Mary Louisa Colquitt Heard^ (q. v.). 

3b. Anna Heard\ m. June 2, 1868, Hon. James C. C. Black, 
lawyer, orator, statesman and ex-Member of Congress. Issue: 
Ic— Catharine Black*; 2c. — James C. C. Black, Jr.*, m. in 1913, Miss 
Lilly Rountree ; 3c.— Merial Black, m. 1 Oct., 1921, Thos. D. Gary, 
broker in stocks and bonds. 

4b. Richard Willis Heard\ b. April 19, 1845 ; d. June 12, 1880 
(q. v.). 

5b. Stephen Heard^ d. in infancy. 

6b. Emmie Dampiere Heard% b. Oct. 22, 1853 ; d. July 10, 1919 ; 
m. Isaac Thomas Heard, b. Feby., 1850. Issue: Ic. — Thomas 
Heard*, b. May, 1886; d. Oct., 1891; 2c.— Dampiere Heard*, b. July 
12, 1889 ; 3c.— Catharine Heard*, b. April 14, 1892 ; m. Feby. 5, 1921, 
Dr. Righton Robertson. 

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2b. Mary Louisa Colquitt Heard^ (dau. of Stephen D. Heard), 
m. June 10, 1859, E. J. Walton. Issue: 

Ic. Virginia Walton^ ; 2c.— Kitty Willis Walton^, m. April, 1889, 
James Bayard Walker, and had: 

Id. Mary D'Antignac Walker^ who m. John Harper, and had 
Walker Harper". 

2d. Louisa Walker^. 

3c. Martha Whitfield Walton^ m. George W. Warren, and had : 

Id. — Julia Warren" ; 2d. — Louise Warren^ who m. Roger Gamble 
and has 2 children. 

4c. Richard Walton^ 

5c. Anna Walton% m. Dave Jacks and has one child, Lucy 
Jacks®, m. latter part Sept., 1921, James Frazier, of Atlanta, Ga. 

6c. Mary Jossey Walton^ 

4b. Richard Willis Heard, 1845-1880 (son of Stephen D. 
Heard), m. June 3, 1868, Anna Piatt: Issue: Ic. — Charles 
Stephen Heard^ b. April, 1869; m. Fancha Eaton and had: lb. — 
Stephen Heard"; 2d. — Hamilton Heard". 

2c. Richard Willis Heard, Jr.^ b. 1871 ; m. Virginia Lord Nesbit 
and had: Id. — Virginia Heard"; 2d. — Richard Willis Heard IIP; 
and, 3d. — Alexander Heard". 

3c. Frank Muir Heard% dead. 

Myron Ellis (2a, p. 47), m. (II) Mrs. Mary Allen Jackson, of 
Oak Bowery, Ala.; m. (Ill) c. 1868, Mrs. Sarah (McGehee-Hill) 
Sheets, her 3rd husband. Her first husband was Josiah Woods 
HOP, 1808-1863 (V. A. P. 0.) . No issue by last two wives. 


Stephen Willis, who lived in Gloucester, New Kent or King 
William Co., Va., was closely related to the Byrds and Burwells. 
He married circa 1728, Susana Dabney & had: Rebecca, Joel 
George and Susannah Willis, who m. Sampson Harris. 

George Willis (he was a Rev'y soldier — Ga. Roster of Rev'y 
Soldiers, p. 324), b. Oct. 16, 1754; d. April 19, 1827; m. Oct. 16, 
1777, Susanna Baker, and came from King William Co., Va., in 
1784, to Wilkes Co., Ga. Susanna (Baker) Willis, b. Aug. 24, 
1757; d. April 30, 1843. Their children were: 

1. Stephen Willis, b. Aug. 23, 1778; d. Nov. 21, 1801. 

2. George Dabney Willis, b. Nov. 11, 1780; m. 26 Nov., 1807, 
Susannah Barkwell, Jesse Mercer, M. G., officiated. 

3. William Willis, b. March 26, 1784 ; d. Jany. 16, 1793. 

4. John Cruthchfield Willis, b. Nov. 28, 1787. 

5. Richard Jefferson Willis, b. Nov. 12, 1789; d. Oct. 18, 1866. 

6. James Dabney Willis, b. Oct. 21, 1793. 

50 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

7. Elizabeth Dabney Willis, b. Oct. 13, 1796; m. 14 April, 
1814, John H. Milner. Issue: 

1. Susan Willis Milner, m. J. M. Putnam. 

2. George Willis Milner, m. Mary Bouland. 

3. Richard Willis Milner, m. Sallie E. Raven. 

4. Pitt Milner, m Wright. 

5. Attilla Ann Milner, m. S. G. Beckman. 

6. Elizabeth Sims Milner, m. (I) John Epinger; m. (II), J. F. 

7. Eliza Penelope Milner, m. J. M. Wood. 

8. Martha Rowena Milner, m. Richard Raven. 

9. Jonathan James Milner, m. Nancy T. Bouland. 

10. Mary Jane Milner, m Reid. 

11. Rebecca Amoretta Milner, m. Austin Harris. 

VI. — Henry HiW (Henry^ Abr.-, Henry^, b. pro. circa 1780; 
pro. m. 10 Dec, 1802, Redy Walker, of Warren Co. I say probably 
married, since a Henry Hill married as stated, but it is not certain 
that he was Henry% but I feel quite sure he was, though without 
proof of identity. No record of him later than 1812, when named 
in his mother's will, but one H. A. Hill is mentioned as being in 
Clarksville, Ga., in 1820-'30, and he probably is the same. (L. M. 
& L., by Knight, Vol. 2) . 

VII.— Sarah Hill* (Henry% Abr.-, HenryO, m. before 1812, 
Josiah Woods, said to have been of Va., but of whom we have 
found, so far, no positive record. It is highly probable that he 
was a Rev'y soldier, a member of Capt. Swinfield Hill's Co., of 
Henry Co., Va. A General Order by Col. Abram Penn command- 
ing Militia of Henry Co., preparatory for battle of Guilford C. H. 
1 March, 1781, ordered to march to Hillsboro, N. C, or any post 
where Genl. Stevens may be with his Command. Josiah Woods 
was a member of Capt. Swinfield's Co. in this movement. (Va. 
Mag. of His. & B., Vol. 17, p. 192). 

Vlll.— Catharine, called "Keddy", HilP (HenryS Abr.S 
HenryO, m. in the '90's, John Pope, d. in 1818, son of Willis Pope 
(son of Henry and Tabitha Pope) and his wife, Mary . . . . , 
maiden name not learned. (See Popes) . Issue : 

1. Henry Pope% b. 1796-1800; d. 1838, or '40. (q. v.). 

2. Tabitha Pope"^ (q. v.) ; 3. — Nancy Pope^' (q. v.) ; 4. — Eliza- 
beth Pope^ who pro. d. in 1829. In a letter of that year she is 
mentioned as being very ill. No further record. There may have 
been other children. 

1. Henry Pope-', (Catharine*, Henry^ Abr.-, Henry 0, 1796- 
1840. In July, 1821, was a witness to the codicil to his grand- 
father's (Col. Wm. Johnson) will; representative from Wilkes in 
the State Legislature in 1833 ; removed in 1836, or '8, to Athens, 
Ga., and in 1838, or '40, while visiting his plantation called "Che- 
haw", in Lee Co., was taken ill and died, & was buried in the 

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cemetery lot of Judge D. A. Vason, of Albany, Ga. He m. c. 1818, 
Urania Calloway, b. 1800 ; d. 1872, dau. of Isaac Calloway and his 
wife, Winnefred Ragan, dau. of Jonathan Ragan, Sr., of Ogle- 
thorpe, (See above his will.) 

Winnefred Calloway, Absolom Janes and Henry Pope ad- 
ministrators Estate of Isaac Calloway, Aug. 3, 1820. (Book ZZ, 
Admrs. Bonds, Wilkes Co., p. 31.) 

Henry Pope was this 12 Jany. 1824, appointed Guardian to 
Mary Anne Calloway, orphan of Isaac Calloway, deed. Surety 
Henry Terrell. Wit. : Thomas Wootten, one of the Judges Court 
of Ordinary. Recorded 6 April, 1824. (Guardians' Letters, Book 
L.L., p. 43). 

Henry Pope, also guardian of Martha Henrietta Calloway, or- 
phan of Isaac Calloway, deed. Surety, Terrell. Witness: Thomas 
Wootten. Recorded April 6, 1824. (Guardians' Letters, Book L.L., 
p. 44). Issue — order of births not known: 

la. John Pope% m. Miss Gilbert, called "Mitt", and had a 
son, Henry Pope% who was living about 1895. 

2a. William Pope% said by one, "d. after maturity, unm.", by 

another, "m. (I) in Augusta, Ga ; m. (II), near Albany, 


3a. Chandler Mercer Pope% b. 1834 ; m. Anne Haseltine Brown, 
and had : lb. — Lottie Pope", m. W. J. McLeod, of Sylacauga, Ala. ; 
2b. — Mrs. E. G. CrowelP ; et al. 

4a. Fannie Pope% d. c. 1890 ; m. (I), James Bartlett, of Monti- 
cello, Ga., son of George and uncle of Hon. Charles T. Bartlett, 
ex-Congressman, of Macon, Ga. ; m. (II), William Malcom Janes, 
nephew of Col. Absolom Janes, and had : lb. — Willie Janes% who 
m. Charles H. Swift, deed., of Atlanta, Ga. 

5a. Cordelia A. Pope% eldest dau., m. 6 Nov., 1837, Judge D. A. 
Vason, of Albany, Ga., 2nd wife. 

6a. Marie Indiana Pope^ pro. youngest dau., m. Judge D. A. 
Vason, 3rd wife. 

7a. Sallie Pope^ m. Dr. Hendley Varner Calloway, son of Rev. 
William A. and Martha (Pope) Calloway, her second counsin. 

8a. Celeste Pope% m Davis, of Atlanta, Ga., and d. s. p. 

Said to have been an unhappy marriage. 

2. Tabitha Pope^ (Catharine* (called "Keddy"), m. William 
Thurmond. Both d. circa 1836-'38, near Mallorysville, Wilkes Co., 
Ga. They had : 

la. Nancy Pope Thurmond^, b. April 3, 1832 ; d. 27 July, 1916, 
85 years of age; m. in 1849, Major Robert Ligon McWhorter, of 
Greene Co., Ga., 2nd wife, and had: lb. — Judge Hamilton Mc- 
Whorter% of Athens, Ga. ; 2b. — Joe V. McWhorter, of Woodville, 

Her uncle, Henry Pope, was her guardian and carried her, when 
quite a child — about 6 years old — to Athens, Ga. Maj. Robt. L. 
McWhorter 's (son of Hugh and Helen (Ligon) McWhorter) first 

52 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

wife was a dau. of Col. Absolom Janes and his wife, Cordelia 
Calloway, and by her had a son, Col. Robert Ligon McWhorter, 
Jr., who was 21/2 years old, b. in 1846, or '7, at time of his second 

3. Nancy Pope^ (Catharine% called "Keddy"), m. Guilford 
Cade, 1st wife, son of James Cade and his wife, Mary Ann Wootten, 
dau. of Col. Thomas Wootten and his 2nd wife, Tabitha (. . . .) 
Pope. Issue: la. — Ben A. Cade"; 2a. — Wylie Pope Cade*'; 3a. — 
Guilford M. Cade«; all deed, before 1898. Guilford Cade m. (II) 
Jane Turner, niece of William Trion. Issue : 4a. — James C. Cade'' ; 
5a. — John R. Cade'' ; 6a. — Thomas Wootten Cade". These last three 
were reared by William Trion and his wife, Amelia Cade, a sister 
of Guilford, their father, who d. when his son James C. Cade was 
4 years old and his wife, Jane (Turner) Cade, 6 years later. 

B.— Abraham Hill^ (Abraham-, HenryO, c. 1732-1792, b. in 
Chowan, now Gates, County, N. C, was a member of Capt. John 
Summer's Co., Col. Robert Burden's Reg. of N. C. Militia, 25 Nov., 
1754, at the time of the French and Indian War (S. R. N. C, 
Vol. XXII, p. 355; N. C. H. & G. Reg., 1-3-463; 2-1-159; 2-2-310; 
2-3-472-'3-'4) ; removed circa 1768 to what was later Wake Co., 
N. C; on June 4, 1771, was Justice of the Peace and member of 
the first Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Wake Co. ("N. C. 
Booklet", Vol. 5, July, 1905, No. 1, pp. 3-17,— Article entitled "Gen- 
esis of Wake Co." by Marshall DeLancy Haywood) ; was continu- 
ously in said office to 1776, and probably later ("Minutes of Wake 
Co.", Book A, pp. 1, 6, 13, 14, 15, 19, 21, 29, 128 and 129, and until 
1776) ; re-elected 23 Dec, 1778, by the Provincial Congress of N. C, 
at Halifax, to serve for the ensuing year. (S. R. N. C, Vol. XXIII, 
p. 995). "The chief legal tribunal of a County in N. C. was called 
the "Inferior Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions". It was com- 
posed of all (or a quorum) of the Justices of the Peace meeting in 
joint session four times yearly. There were also Judicial Districts 
in the Colony, composed of several counties, over all of which the 
"Superior Court" — the highest tribunal in the Colony — and their 
sessions presided over by the Chief Justice and two "Assistant 
Judges", had higher jurisdiction than the above County courts. 
Wake County was in the Hillsborough District. The lawyers of 
that day often came down from Hillsborough and from other 
localities, even Virginia, to appear in the Wake Court of Pleas 
and Quarter Sessions". This Court on June 4, 1771, was held at 
Bloomsbury — present site of Raleigh. "Present: The worshipful 
Theophilus Hunter, Presiding Justice and the following Justices: 
Joel Lane, Joseph Lane, Benjamin Hardy, James Martin, Hardy 
Sanders, Abraham Hill, Thomas Wootten, James Jones, Thomas 
Crawford and Tignall Jones". Here is shown the kind and char- 
acter of men who composed this court. "This Court was abolished 
in N. C. by the Canby Constitution 1868. It existed in England 
and was the principal Court of the people in Colonial times". 

AND Allied Families 531/2 

The following should come between the 18th and 19th lines from 
bottom of page 53. Its omission was not discovered until after the 
book came from the press : 

Candor constrains this compiler to say: 

I doubt seriously the right to credit the military service here 
shown to our Abraham Hill\ There were three other Abraham 
Hills in N. C. contemporaneous with him. The War Dept. at 
Washington fails to show place of residence, either at time of 
enlistment or of discharge, or to give the age of this Revolutionary 
soldier. It is therefore manifestly impossible, without other evi- 
dence, to say positively which of the four Abraham Hills rendered 
this service. Furthermore, we know that the Provincial Congress 
at Halifax, on 23rd Dec, 1778, named Abraham HilP as one of the 
Justices of the Peace for Wake County, to serve for the ensuing 
year, viz., 1779. If he discharged the duties of a Justice during 
1779, he could not at the same time have rendered uninterrupted 
military service. That he rendered some military service I am well 
assured, but when, where, and in what capacity, I am not prepared 
to say. An examination of the Wake County Minutes for 1779, if 
in existence, and of the Ms. Rolls — never published — of the 26,822 
Revolutionary Soldiers, in the custody of the Historical Commission 
at Raleigh might enlighten us and settle the question definitely. 

LoDowicK J. Hill. 

AND Allied Families 53 

The military record of Abraham Hill is as follows : "Abraham 
Hill, Private in Capt. Grime's Co. 15th Va. Regt., commanded 
successively by Lt. John Innes and Major Gustavus Wallace. He 
enlisted Jany. 8, 1777, to serve three years; transferred June, 
1778, to Lt. John Cropper's Co., 11th and 15th Va. Regt., com-- 
manded by Lieut. John Cropper and Col. Dan Morgan ; about Dec, 
1778, to Capt. David Mason's Co., 11th Va. Regt. commanded by 
Col. Abram Buford, and about May, 1779, to Capt. Mayo Carring- 
ton's Co., 5th and 11th Va. consolidated, commanded by Col. Wil- 
liam Russell. Name last appears on muster roll for Nov. 1779. 
(W. R. T. Saffell Rec. of Rev. War, p. 268; part from War Dept. 
at Washington, and part from Va. State Library; also D. A. R. 
papers of Mrs. Annie Hill Snyder, of Tex.). 

The Report of the Library Board and State Librarian, 1911- 

1912, by H. J. Eckenrode, Archivist (Va.) gives the following 

references as to record of Abraham Hill: (II V. R.) W. D. 231, 1 ; 

(15 V. R.) W. D. 275, 1; (5 & 11 V. R.) W. D. 335, 1; (11 & 15 

V. R.) W. D. 337, 1. The letters "W. D." for War Dept. Folders. 

Abraham Hill's Bounty Warrant now, in manuscript, in 
State Library, Richmond, Va., as follows : 

"I do certify that Abraham Hill enlisted in 15th Va. Regt., 8th 
Jany., 1777, and that he served in the said Regt. as a good and 
faithful soldier until the 8th of Jany. 1780, when he was discharged. 
Given under my hand Nov. 10, 1784. John Cropper, Jr., formerly 
Lt. Col. Command 7th Va. Regt. 

Passed — Cha. Jones, Com. Nov. 30, '84. 

A Copy— John White P. A." 

Abraham Hill, 100 acres, pt. Va. Continental Line, 3 years, 
Dec. 19, 1785. ("Year Book 1913 of Ky. So. Sons of the Rev. and 
Catalogue of Va. Military Land Warrants", p. 226). 

There is of record in the Ordinary's Office, at Lexington, Ogle- 
thorpe Co., Ga., a "Register of Land Grants, for Services rend- 
ered as Soldiers of the Revolution, or as hei7's of such soldiers". 
Among those receiving such grants were Noah, Miles, Wylie, and 
Thomas Hill, all of whom were born after 1770, not themselves 
Rev'y soldiers, but sons and heirs of Abraham Hill, who was. 

Henry Hill and Abraham Hill to William Hinton, March 3, 
1763, 401 acres of land formerly belonging to Henry Hill, ad- 
joining Isaac Harr ell's line. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 2-3-475; Book 
L, No. 1, p. 135, at Edenton). 

Abraham Hill to Moses Speight, Feby. 21, 1763, 174 A. of land 
patented by said, Hill in 1759, lands at head of Loosing Swamp. 
(N. C. H. & G. Reg. 2-3-476; Book N, No. 1, p. 97, at Edenton). 

Henry, Abraham and Theophilus Hill — 3 brothers — all sold 
lands in Chowan in 1763, after the death of their father. 

Theophilus Hill, of Dobbs Co., N. C, to Elisha Hunter, Nov. 5, 
1763, 6W acres land in Bear Swamp granted Wm. Jones by a pat- 
ent dated March 20, 1730, which he sold to Abraham Hill, father 

54 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

of said Theophilus, (Book M, No. 1, p. 73; N. C. H. & G. Reg. 

Theophilus Hill, of Dobbs Co., N. C, to Wm. Speight, Nov. 7, 
1763, 150 A. in Cypress Swamp, land purchased from Daniel Pugh 
by Abraham Hill. (Bk. M, No. 1, p. 86). 

Henry Hill to William Hinton, Dec. 21, 1763, 250 acres on 
Mirey Brook, issuing out of Bennett's Creek, (Book M, No. 1, 
p. 90; N. C. H. & G. Reg. 2-3-475,-'6). 

Theophilus Hill, of Edgecombe Co., N. C, Nov. 8, 1763, to 
Samuel Hicks, 200 A. of land in Chowan Co., known as the Punch 
Bowl (now Centre Hill), part of a relapsed patent bearing date 
1718. (Book M, No. 1, p. 130; N. C. H. & G. Reg. 2-3-476). 

1161— Henry Hill to Timothy Walton, July 15, 1767, 150 A. on 
Crooked Branch issuing out of Bennett's Creek, formerly part of 
the grant to the Chowan Indians. (Book W, No. 1, p. 56; Reg. 

1767— Henry Hill to Robert Taylor, July 10, 1767, 160 A. part 
of grant to Chowan Indians on Bennett's Creek. (Book N, No. 1, 
p. 141; Reg. 2-3-476). 

1769— Henry Hill to Wm. Coffield, Nov. 19, 1769, 100 A. on 
Bennett's Creek Swamp. (Book 0, No. 1, p. 176; Reg. 2-3-476). 

1771— Henry Hill to Edward Briscoe, Oct. 25, 1771, 25 A. on 
Bennett's Creek Pocosin. (Book P, No. 1, p. 91; Reg. 2-3-476). 

These last four records (above) are by the Henry Hill, who in 
1733 and '42, bought lands of the Chowan Indians and who may 
not have been a son of Henry HilV. It will be noted that in none 
of his records is there reference to, or the name of, his father. 

Johnston Co., N. C, Deed Book L, p. old No. 11, new 184. This 
Indenture made this first day of April, 1769, between Robert Nutt 
to Abram Hill, both of Johnston Co., 100 acres land on Walnut 
Creek in Johnston Co. patented by Nutt 1761, for 22 £ 10 shillings. 

(Signed) Robert Nutt. 
Wit.: Theophilus Hunter 
Wm. Walton 
Joshua Suggs 

Book L, p. 20 (old No.), new No. 193. Deed May 22, 1769, 
from Joshua Sugg to Abraham Hill, both of Johnston Co., N. C. 
60 A. land, granted Theophilus Hunter by Earl Granville Oct. 8, 
1752, for 20 £. (Signed) Joshua Sugg. 

Henry Hill 
John Orr. 
"Methodism in N. C", by W. L. Grissom, Vol. 1, p. 98. 

"When Mr. Asbury visited N. C. in 1780, to quiet the excite- 
ment among the preachers concerning the administration of the 
Sacraments, he traveled through Wake, Orange and Cumberland; 
showing that Methodism had already been planted in these Coun- 
ties. Among those who entertained the preachers at this early 
date, and who opened their homes for the preaching of the Word, 

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are Kimbrough and Abraham Hill; Tignall Jones and James Hin- 
ton; Merritt Crump and Taylor; R. Kennon White, and Harris; 
West, Trice, and Roades. Most of the preaching was done in pri- 
vate houses, though Mr. Asbury mentioned several chapels & 
school houses where he preached, & two meeting houses, those 
of Neuse and Taylors." 

"The Conference was held at a meeting-house near Deer Creek 
in Md. The Circuit in 1777 appears on the minutes as North 
Carolina, with John King, John Dickens, Lee Roy Cole, and Ed- 
tvard Pride. This was evidently one of the most promising fields 
in the connection — great in possibilities and great in territorial 
extent." ("Methodism in N. C", Vol. 1, 57). 

"Edward Pride, the 4th man on the N. C. Circuit for 1777, ap- 
pears on the minutes this year; and in 1778, he was second man 
on the Brunswick Circuit with John Dickens as principal. After 
this there is no record of him in the minutes". (Ibid, p. 63). 

"The first Methodist College in the world was Cokesbury Col- 
lege at Abington, Md., which was begun in 1784, and named in 
honor of the first two bishops — Coke and Asbury". (Ibid, p. 137). 

To the fund for the founding of this college Abraham HiW 
ivas a contributor. 

B. Abraham Hill^ c. 1732-1792, removed from Wake Co., 
N. C, to that part of Wilkes Co. that is now Oglethorpe Co., Ga., in 

Wake Co. Deed Book H, p. 26. Deed from Abraham Hill, Sr., 
of Wake Co., N. C, to Edward Pride of same Co. and State, 148 A. 
land in Wake Co. on Richland Creek. Consideration 300 £ Specie. 
Jany. 1, 1785. (Signed) Abraham Hill. 

Wit. : William Walton j ^^ ^^ ^ -j ^ ^^gg^ 
M. Brown ^ & ^ > 

Wake Co., N. C, Deed Book "G", p. 202. 

State of North Carolina ) Know all men by these presents 
Wake County. (that I Abraham Hill of the 

County of Wilkes in the State of Georgia from the certain assur- 
ances I have of the Honor, Integrity and Assiduity and many 
other good reasons to Abraham Hill, Junior of the County of Wake 
in the State of N. C. aforesaid have constituted and appointed and 
by these presents do for myself, my Heirs Executors and Adminis- 
trators absolutely constitute and appoint the said Abraham Hill, 
Junior my whole and sole attorney to do and act for me and in my 
name to sign any Conveyance or Instrument of Writing whatsoever 
that may be Consistent with the Office and duty of an attorney as 
aforesaid and further I do hereby promise and agree that all and 
everything that the said Abraham Hill, Junior, may do and per- 
form for and in my name as my Attorney aforesaid shall be good 

56 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

and valid in law. In Witness Whereof I have Hereunto set my 
Hand and Seal the 22nd Day of December, 1785. 

(Signed) Abraham Hill. 
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of us 
William Walton 
James Penny 

Recorded Wake Co. March Term 1786. 

Henry Lane Clerk Ct. 

James Hinton Register. 
Wake Co. Book G, p. 232. 

Abraham Hill, Jr., of Wake Co. N. C, makes deed, 7th March, 
1786, to Halsey Dupry of same Co. to 61^0 A. on both sides Mill 
Branch in Wake Co. beginning at a Red Oak at John Ring's cor- 
ner, etc. The land was granted Abraham Hill, Sr., by the State 
of N. C. March 29th, 1780. Consideration paid to Abraham Hill, 
Jr. was 80 £ Specie. 

Wit.: William Walton (Signed) Abraham Hill, Jr. 

Richard King. 

Wake Co. Book H, p. 421. Deed from Abraham Hill of the Co. 
of Wilkes and State of Ga., Dec. 19th, 1788, to Theophilus Hunter 
of Wake Co., N. C. 150 A. granted said Abraham Hill by Richard 
Carswell. Land on Steep Hill Creek. Consideration 100 £. 

(Signed) Abraham Hill. 

Wit.: William Walton, Josiah Akins, Theophilus Hunter, Jr. 
Recorded Oct. 31, 1789. 

Abraham Hill granted Two hundred acres in Wilkes County 
bounded southwardly by Long Creek, Eastwardly by Henry Mc- 
Leroy's land. West by said Hill's land, and on the other sides by 
vacant lands. Aug. 17, 1785. 

(Signed by) S. Elbert, Gov'r. 
Recorded 22 Aug. 1785. G. Handley, C. C. 

(Head Right Book H.H.H., p. 318— in Sec. of State's Office). 

It would seem from above grant that he already owned lands 
here prior to this grant. 

12 July, 1787. Granted to Abraham Hill his heirs, &c., 1000 A. 
in County of Franklin bounded on East by Henry Pope's land 
South by John Taylor's land and on all other sides by vacant land. 
By Gov^ George Mathews in Council. 

12 July, 1787. J. Meriwether C. C. 

(Land Book O.O.O., p. 97). 

31 Dec, 1787. — Granted by George Mathews Gov'^ to Abraham 
Hill, his heirs &c a tract containing 206 A. in County of Wilkes, 
bounded North by vacant lands, East by Drury Cade's land and 
vacant land South by Richard Wood, James Patton and vacant 
land, and West by Zachariah Lamar's land. 31 Dec, 1787, by his 
Honor the Gov'' in Council, J. Meriwether C. C. 

(Land Book P.P.P., p. 112). 

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Jany. 1, 1788. — Granted to Abraham Hill 460 A. in County of 
Greene bounded Westwardly by south fork of Oconee river, South- 
wardly by Wm. Daniel's and vacant land and all other sides by 
Vacant lands. Jany. 1, 1778, by the Gov'" in Council. 

J. Meriwether C. C. 
Reg. 6 Jany, 1788 (Land Book P. P. P., p. 120). 

Abraham HilP acquired by grants and purchase lands lying on 
both north and south sides of Long Creek, about three miles above 
its confluence with Dry Fork Creek, and about twenty miles north- 
west of Washington, Ga. Here south of the Creek, and a quarter 
of a mile north of the main road from Petersburgh to Lexington, 
he erected a large, commodious frame two story homestead, with 
brick chimneys and foundations, esteemed in those days as truly 
palatial. It was probably about the first plastered house in that 
part of Georgia. Completed circa 1790, it remained practically un- 
changed for a hundred years. But in the latter part of the 19th 
Century it passed into alien hands, and though still standing in 
almost its original integrity, is dilapidated, ramshackle, virtually 
a ruin and the abode of negroes, markedly symbolizing the in- 
stability and impermanence of the cherished plans and works of 
man and the mutability of all mundane things. His homestead 
must have been very near the Indian line, for in 1790 the Chero- 
kee border was only 20 miles west of Washington. During this 
year it was removed 20 miles further west, but there was little 
security either to life or property, in this exposed neighborhood. 
"Two of Georgia's most distinguished and honored families were 
planted in Wilkes at the close of the Revolution, the Hills and the 
Popes". ("L. M. & L.", Vol. 2, p. 1046-'50, by Dr. L. L. Knight). 
Besides four daus. Abraham and Christian (Walton) Hill had 8 
sons, only one of whom failed to reach adult years. Burwell (one 
of 5 brothers) and Priscilla (Wootten) Pope had three sons and 
four daus. Two of Burwell Pope's brothers married daus. of Abra- 
ham Hill and three of the latter's sons married daus, of Burwell 
Pope — ^to quote the late Judge Pope Barrow — "the Hills and the 
Popes intermarried backwards and forwards, right and left". 

B. — Abraham Hill% c. 1732-1792 (Abraham^ HenryO, m. 7 
Jany., 1756, Christian Walton, b. c. 1736 ; d. 6 July, 1808, dau. of 

Thomas Walton, Jr.(b. c. 1713; d. 1759) and his wife Sarah , 

maiden name not learned, d. 1761 (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 1-2-239; 
1-3-456; 2-1-33 and 159; 2-2-272; 2-3-472-'4; Book H, No. 1, p. 
189 — at Edenton, N. C). The marriage bond in the body says 
Katharine but is briefed Christian, which is correct (Reg. 2-3- 

"Know all men by these presents that I Thos. Walton of 
Chowan County province of No. Carolina Esq. for & in considera- 
tion of the sum of one shilling current money already in hand paid 
me by my son-in-law Abrah-m Hill & Christian his wife & also for 
& in consideration of the natural love & affection which I have & do 

58 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

bear towards them do bargain, sell, give, grant, set over and deliver 
unto them the sd. Ab7^m Hill the younger & my daughter Christian 
his wife one negro man named Duke & twelve head of meat 
cattle one sorrel mare named Bonney, two sheep, ten hogs, & one 
case of bottles, which sd. cattle hogs & sheep are under my proper 
mark. To Have & to Hold the sd. negro goods & chattels unto my 
sd. son in law Abrm Hill & my daughter his wife & their heirs & 
assigns forever to their own proper use benefit & behoof forever 
& I th sd. Thos. Walton doth hereby quit possession of the same 
unto them the sd. Abrm and Christian their heirs & assigns for- 
ever & will warrant & forever defend a good sure title to the same 
unto the said Abrm. & Christian their heirs & assigns forever 
against the lawful claims of all & every person or persons what- 
soever. In Witness of which I have hereunto set my hand this 3rd 
day of Aug. 1757. Thos Walton (f) 

Signed sealed & delivered in the presence of Chas. Rountree, 
Hardy Hunter, Thos. Rountree — North Carolina Chowan County: 
Aug. 5, 1757. The execution of the above deed was proved in due 
form of law by the oath of Thos. Rountree one of the subscribing 
witnesses. Let it be registered. 

Peter Henly C. J. 
Reg. 18th Aug. 1757. 

Geo. Disbrowe Reg." 
(Recorded in Book H, No. 1, p. 189; Reg. 2-1-159). 

Thomas Walton, Jr., of Chowan, Nov. 9, 1736, to Thos. Hans- 
ford, of Bertie 270 A. land in Bertie — lately conveyed, 24 Mar. 
1736, by John Glover & May Glover his wife to the sd. Walton — 
for 400 £ current money of N. C. (signed) Thomas Walton 

Jno. Wynns vSarah Walton, wife of Thomas Walton re- 
Tho's. Crew J linquishes dower. 

(Book E. p. 45— Windsor, Bertie Co. N. C.) 

"Sarah Walton, widow and guardian of John Walton, orphan 
of Thomas Walton, deed., 1759." (N. C. H. «& G. Reg. Vol. 1, No. 3, 
p. 456). 
Will of Sarah Walton, wid. of Thos. Walton, Jr. 

"In the name of God Amen on the Twenty third day of June 
in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty-one I 
Sarah Walton being very sick and weak of body but of perfect 
mine do make and ordain this my last will and testament. As to 
what worldly it has pleased God to bless me with I give and desire 
and dispose of the same in manner and form following. 

In the first place I give and bequeath to my well beloved son 
Richard Walton three pounds proc' money that is due from him 
to me, and one ox bell and one oxe yoke and ring and stapel that he 
has now in his possession and that to be his full share of my estate. 

I give and bequeath to my well beloved daughter Christian Hill 
my riding mare called Boney, one wooling wheel, and all my cards. 

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and all my cloth that is wove with all my thread, flax, wool and 
cotton and one tin callender and one stone butter plate. 

I give and bequeath to my well beloved daughter Sarah Walton 
one new feather bed, one blanket, two sheets, one good rugg to be 
purchased by my executors out of the money arising by the sale of 
my goods not given, and one large trunk, one walnut spinning 

My will and desire is that my son Thomas Walton have one 
third part of my crop that is ready growing, and I likewise be- 
queath to my well beloved son Thomas Walton my negro woman 
called Dinah, and further it is my will and desire that all the rest 
of my estate not before given be sold by my executors, and after 
paying my debts and necessary charges, I give one half of it to 
my well beloved so7i William Walton and the other half to be di- 
vided equally between my two sons Thomas Walton and John 
Walton. I likewise constitute my friend Timothy Walton and my 
son-in-laiv Abraham. Hill my executors of this my last will and 
testament. In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and 
seal the day and year above written. 

Sarah X Walton 
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us 

Kissiah X Taylor 

Richard Garrett, Jnr 

Thos. Walton, Jr., ivas the son ( ?) of Thos. Walton, Sr., b. pro. in 
Va., c. 1690 ; removed c. 1727 to N. C. ; d. 1750-51. Thos. Walton, 
Sr., was elected Vesteryman for Parish of Chowan, April 7, 1740 
(Reg. 1-4-603) ; was elected Feby. 27, 1740, as a member of the 
Assembly (House of Burgesses) of N. C. for Chowan Co., and again 
in 1746. (C. R. N. C, Vol. IV, pp. 493, 499, 506, 1180). He was ap- 
pointed Justice of the Peace July 10, 1750 (C. R. N. C, Vol. IV, p. 
1046; Reg. 2-2-296), d. between Nov. 13, 1750, and July 5, 1751 
(Reg. 1-4-512). 

Thomas Walton, Jr., b. pro. in Va. c. 1713 ; removed to N. C. c. 
1727 (S. R. N. C, Vol. XXII, p. 241 et seq. & 258; Reg. 2-3-444-'5; 
1-1-108 ; 3-1-128 ; Book D, p. 280 and Book E, pp. 45 and 285 in 
Bertie Co.) ; on May 19, 1757, took his seat as a Member of House 
(of Burgesses) from Chowan Co., Assembly held at Newberne (C. 
R. N. C, Vol. V, p. 847) ; "27 May, 1757, alloivance due and pay- 
able to Thomas Walton", and other Members of Assembly, "this 
4lh session held at Newberne (which seemingly implies that he was 
a member before 1757), (C. R. N. C, Vol. V, p. 868) ; was a mem- 
ber also Nov. 29, 1758 and Dec. 14 and 23, 1758 (C. R. N. C. Vol. 
V, pp. 1046, 1071). 

See Excursus: Walton, Jr. 

60 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Will of Abraham Hill, Senr. 

In the name of God, Amen. I Abraham Hill, Senr., of the 
County of Wilkes and State of Georgia, being weak in bodily health 
but of sound and perfect mind and memory (blessed be God) do 
make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament in manner 
following, that is to say : 

First : I lend unto my wife Christian, for, and during the term 
of her natural life my negro fellows Ben and Dick, and my negro 
wenches, Jude, Jean and Sail, all my stock of horses, cattle (except 
six young heifers which are to be disposed of hereafter) Hogs, 
Sheep and Poultry, likewise one of the best feather beds and furni- 
ture (her choice) and all the remainder of my household and 
kitchen furniture (my other beds and furniture excepted). 

It is my will and desire that my wife have the use of my land 
lying on Long Creek on the south side including my Mannor planta- 
tion except two hundred acres, and including the plantation where- 
on my son Henry now lives — for and during the term of her natural 
life, likewise four acres of my land lying on the north side of said 
creek, opposite to the upper end of my Mannor plantation, including 
my old plant beds, during the term of her natural life. 

I give and bequeath to my son Abraham my land lying on the 
north side of Long Creek, the said Creek to be the dividing line be- 
tween said land and my Mannor plantation land — to him, his heirs 
and assigns forever, the four acres above mentioned excepted. 

I GIVE and bequeath unto my sons Theophilus and Noah, my 
tract of land lying on the South side of Broad River, on said River 
in Wilkes County containing Two Hundred acres — as also my tract 
of land lying on the Apalachee River, North side in Greene County, 
containing four hundred and sixty acres, to them, their heirs and 
assigns forever. 

I give and bequeath unto my son Wylie, two hundred acres of 
my land lying on the South side of Long Clreek (it being part of 
the tract I now live on) including the plantation whereon my son 
Henry, now lives, and also one half of the low grounds belonging 
to the tract I now live on, to him, his heirs and assigns forever. 

I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas, all the remainder of 
my land lying on the south side of Long Creek including the planta- 
tion whereon I now live, after the death of my wife, then to be his, 
his heirs and assigns forever, as also the four acres above men- 
tioned including my plant beds. 

I likewise give unto my son Theophilus, my negro fellow Bob 
and my wench Phillis, and all her future increase, to him, his heirs 
and assigns forever. 

I GIVE unto my son Myles, my negro fellow Jacob, my boy Lee, 
and my negro wenches Rose and Cynthia and all their future in- 
crease, and also one feather bed and furniture when he comes of 
age, to him, his heirs and assigns forever. 

I GIVE and bequeath unto my son Noah, my negro fellow Jupiter 

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and my wench China and all her future increase, to him, his heirs 
and assigns forever, and also one feather bed and furniture when 
he comes of age. 

I GIVE and bequeath unto my son Wylie, my negro boy Ned and 
my girl Dinah and after my wife's decease my negro fellow Ben 
and my wench Jean and all of the future increase of Jean and 
Dinah, likewise one feather bed and furniture when he comes of 
age, to him, his heirs, and assigns forever. 

I GIVE and bequeath to my son Thomas, my negro boy Isaac 
and my negro wench Kate and all their future increase when he 
comes of age and after the death of my wife, my negro fellow 
Dick, to him, his heirs and assigns forever, and likewise one 
feather bed and furniture (lent to his mother) after her decease, 
to him, his heirs and assigns forever. 

I GIVE and bequeath to my daughter Mary, my negro wench Peg 
and her children Sue and Nancy, and all their future increase, 
likewise one feather bed and furniture to her, her heirs and assigns 
forever, when she comes of age. 

My will and desire is, that after the death of my wife Christian, 
my executors hereinafter named, do sell my negro wenches Jude 
and Sail, to which ever of my children will give the most for them, 
and the money arising from the sale to be equally divided amongst 
all my children, to be for the use of them, their heirs and assigns 

I GIVE and bequeath unto my Grand son Henry Blake one young 
heifer and the increase to him, his heirs and assigns forever. 

I GIVE and bequeath to my Grand Daughter May^y Blake one 
young heifer and all the future increase of said heifer to said Mary 
her heirs and assigns forever. 

I GIVE and bequeath to my Grandson JOHN Pope, one young 
heifer and all the future increase of said heifer to him and his 
assigns forever. 

I GIVE and bequeath to my Grand Daughter SARAH Pope one 
young heifer and all the future increase of said heifer, to said 
Sarah her heirs and assigns forever. 

I GIVE and bequeath to my Grand Daughter Betsy Jordan one 
young heifer and all the future increase of said heifer, to said 
Betsy her heirs and assigns forever. 

I GIVE and bequeath unto my grandson, Whitman Cocke Hill, 
one young heifer and all the future increase to him his heirs and 
assigns forever. 

Out of the money due me from Edward Pride, it is my will 
and desire that my Executrix and Executors hereafter named, do 
purchase one young wench (likely negro) which said negro wench 
and all the future increase she may have, it is my will and desire 
that my son-in-law, Josiah Jordan and likewise five shillings to 
be the sole use and benefit of him, his heirs and assigns forever. 

It is my will and desire that my Executrix and Executors here- 

62 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

after named, as soon as they can collect in the balance of the 
money and etc., due to me by sundry persons, that they discharge 
all of the just debts owing by me, and if there should be any money 
remaining after my just debts &c. are discharged, and the cost of 
-finishing my house — it is my will and desire that my Executrix 
and Executors hereafter named, do purchase a horse for my son 
Noah, and to be his use his heirs and assigns forever, but in case 
there should not be money enough, my Executors, after the death of 
my wife, must sell enough of the stock to purchase my son Noah 
a horse. 

It is my will and desire that after the death of my wife, all my 
stock of cattle be equally divided amongst my children, Theophilus, 
Noah, Miles, Thomas, Wylie and Mary, and that all the stock of 
horses, hogs, sheep and poultry that may be left at my wife's de- 
cease, be equally divided amongst my children, Noah, Miles, Wylie, 
Thomas and Mary, to be to the sole use and profit of them, their 
heirs and assigns forever, likewise all the increase after my wife's 

It is my will and desire that the negroes that I have given to 
my children, Noah, Miles, Wylie, Thomas and Mary, all work on 
the plantation where I now live, under the direction of my wife and 
my son Abraham, until my said children, Noah, Miles, Wylie, 
Thomas and Mary come of age or marry, and the use and profit of 
said negros be for the support and maintenance of my wife and 
said children and schooling said children. 

I constitute and appoint my wife. Christian Executrix, and my 
sons Abraham and Henry Executors of this my last will and testa- 
ment. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, 
this 23rd day of Nov., A. D. 1790. 

Abraham Hill, Senr. (Seal) 

Signed, sealed and acknowledged in presence of 

J. Abernathie 

Joshua J. Johnston 

Whereas, I Abraham Hill, Senr. of Wilkes County, State of 
Georgia, having in my last will and testament dated this 23rd day 
of Nov., 1790, omitted leaving part of my property to my son 
Henry, and my sons in law, Benjamin Blake and Henry Pope of 
the County and State aforesaid, it is my will and desire that my 
Executrix and Executors as soon as they possibly can, give or pay 
unto my son Henry Hill, the sum of five shillings to be for the sole 
use of him, his heirs and assigns forever, and likewise the sum of 
five Shillings to each of my sons-in-law Benjamin Blake and Henry 
Pope, to be to the use of them, their heirs and assigns forever. 

These presents I the said Abraham Hill, Senr. do acknowledge 
to be a codicile to my last will and testament, date aforesaid. In 

AND Allied Families 63 

Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 23rd 
day of Nov. 1790. 

Abraham Hill, Senr. (Seal) 
Signed sealed and acknowledged in presence of 
J. Abernathie 

Joshua X Johnston 

This Will was proven before David Terrell Registrar P. C. 
Feby. 29th 1792. It was recorded Feby. 29th, A. D. 1792 and 
letters testamentary granted to Henry and Abraham Hill 

"This is a correct copy of the will of Abraham Hill found in 
the registry of Wills, in the Ordinary's Office of Wilkes Co. / 
copied it Dec. 13th 1894 and affirm it is a perfectly correct copy. 

(Signed) Eliza A. Bowen." 
B. — Abraham^ and Christian (Walton) Hill had: 
I — John Hill*, b. pro. circa 1757. N. R. 
n— Abraham Hill% b. 14 Jany., 1759 ; d. 24 April, 1818. 

(q. v.). 
III.— Judie (Judith) HillS b. c. 1761; d. 20 June, 1794. 

(q. v.). 
IV— Clara Hill\ b. 9 Aug., 1763 ; d. 16 Nov. 1798. (q. v.). 
V— Sarah HilP, b c. 1765; d. 26 Jany., 1816. (q. v.). 
VI— Henry HilP, b. 1767; d. 5 Aug., 1829. (q. v.). 
VII— Theophilus Hill*, b. 1769; d. 19 Aug., 1829. (q. v.). 
VIII— Noah Hill*, b. c. 1771 ; d. 13 March, 1805. (q. v.). 
IX— Miles Hill*, b. 13 March, 1774 ; d. 4 Nov., 1844. (q. v.) . 
X— Wylie Hill*, b. 26 Dec, 1775 ; d. 3 April, 1844. (q. v.) . 
XI— Mary (Polly) Pope*, b. c. 1777; d. 2 June, 1849. (q. v.). 
XII— Thomas Hill*, b. 12 July, 1780; d. 9 Feby., 1816. (q. v.). 
11— Abraham Hill* (Abraham^, Abr.-, Henrys), 1759-1818, re- 
moved from N. C. to Wilkes Co., Ga., soon after 7 March, 1786; 
was a private in Capt. John Reid's troop of Light Dragoons, Lt. 
Col. Wade Hampton's Reg., and Genl. Sumpter's Brigade of the 
Rev'y Army. ("Documents relating to the His. of S. C. during 
Rev'y War, p. 63, by Salley) . 

"Abraham Hill*, Oct. 1, 1784, late private in Reid's Troop, W. 
Hampton's Reg., Sumpter's Brigade, for 94 £ Sterling — amount 
pay and bounty for service from April 1, 1782, to date hereof. 
Pi 94 £ 0. O. 

Int,— 6 11, 7". (Stub Entries to Indents for Rev'y Claims", 
Book L— N, p. 129, by Salley) . 

II. — Abraham Hill* was waylaid, robbed and murdered while 
going from his home in Oglethorpe Co. to Lexington, Ga., by one 
James Carter, a young man whom he had taken into his home, 
while childless, and treated as a son, and who expected to be the 
heir. But when the rightful heir came, this boy, now a man, grew 

64 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

restive and selfishness overruled gratitude and led him to rob and 
murder his benefactor. He fled and was never apprehended, or 
heard of until long years thereafter an old and broken man 
wandered back from the West to the old homestead, lingered awhile, 
and asked to be buried in the family burying ground beside his 
benefactor whom he had robbed and murdered. ("Francis Morgan 
an Early Va. Burgess &c", p. 130, by Annie Noble Sims; Article 
in Athens Banner by Mrs. Augusta Hill Noble.) 

He m., 5 May, 1791, Elizabeth McGehee, b. 21 Oct., 1773 ; d. 5 
Aug., 1816, dau. of Micajah McGehee, b. c. 1745; d. 31 July, 1811, 
son of Edward and Elizabeth (DeJarnette) McGehee, of Cumber- 
land Co., Va., and his wife, Ann Scott, b. c. 1753 ; d. 23 Feby., 1816, 
dau. of Capt. James Scott, b. c. 1725 (son of Thos. Scott and Ann 
Baytop, his wife) and his wife Frances Collier, b. c. 1731, dau. of 
John Collier and his wife, Nancy Eyres, or Epps. (See "Francis 
Morgan an Early Va. Burgess &c., p. 54) . 

Issue — two children — the first born 16 years after their 
marriage : 

1— Abram Scott HilP, M. D., b. 24 Aug., 1807; d. 12 July, 1866, 
graduated at the University of Ga. in 1827 with degree of A.B. 
and at University of Penn. in 1832 with degree of M.D. ; was 
Surgeon of 1st Ga. Regt., Mexican War, 1846-'47, under Genl. 
Henry R. Jackson; m., 25 Nov., 1835, Susan F. Holsey, b. 15 April, 
1807; d. 12 Jany., 1840, dau. of James and Susannah Holsey. 
Issue: la.— Holsey HilP, b. 20 Aug., 1836; d. 22 Aug., 1837. 

2. Elizabeth Ann HilP, b. 12 Jany., 1810; d. 2 Mar., 1894; m., 
19 May, 1825, her cousin, Blanton Meade HilP, b. 5 May, 1802 ; d. 
3 Feby., 1857, son of Miles^ (1774-1844) and Tabitha (Pope) Hill. 
(See W. & M. Qly., Vol. XXVII, No. 1, July 1918, p. 57; No. 2, Oct. 
1918, pp. 106-'7 ; E. S. of Ala., p. 450) . Issue, 7 children : 

la. Alonzo Alexander Franklin HilP, b. 4 Dec, 1826 ; d. 9 Jany., 
1872. (q. v.). 

2a. Elizabeth McGehee HilP, b. 3 April, 1828 ; d. 19 Sept., 1834. 

3a. Georgia Anna America HilP, b. 9 May, 1830; d. 17 Sept., 
1889. (q. v.). 

4a. Clara Eletheura HilP, b. 11 Dec, 1831; d. 7 Dec, 1855; 
m. 11 Sept., 1855, William R. Cunningham, banker and planter, of 
Aberdeen, Miss. 

5a. Felixina Augusta HilP, b. 28 Feby., 1834 ; d. 17 Nov., 1908, 
in Phila., Penn. (q. v.). 

6a. Blanton Abraham HilP, b. 5 Oct., 1836; d. 2 Sept., 1864, 
unm. (q. v.). 

7a. Susan Tabitha HilP% b. 11 Oct., 1848; m. 20 April, 1871, 
Robert Huger Johnston, d. Sept., 1898, of Griffin, Ga. Issue: 

lb. — Susan Tabitha Hill Johnston", living in Phila. ; 2b. — Helen 
Love Johnston^ living with her mother in Atlanta and College 
Park, Ga. 

Mrs. Susie (Hill) Johnston was the idol of her family, reared 

AND Allied Families 65 

in luxury and ease, with brothers and sisters who humored her, 
and servants to minister to all her needs. By the death of her 
husband was left dependent with the responsibility of rearing, 
maintaining and educating her two daughters. She faced the situ- 
ation with courage; obtained immediately employment in Atlanta 
as a typist and by her indefatigable energy, efficiency, intelligence 
and fidelity, advanced from station to station, until she now oc- 
cupies an important and remunerative position in one of the largest 
insurance companies in the city, and is honored, esteemed and ap- 
preciated by both associates and employers. 

la. Alonzo Alexander Franklin HilP, M. D., 1826-1872, son 
of Blanton Meade^ and Elizabeth Ann HilP, graduated at the Uni- 
versity of Ga. with 3rd honor and degree of A.M. in 1845 ; in 1848 
received degree of M.D. from Jefferson Medical College, Phila., Pa., 
and soon thereafter was appointed Assistant Surgeon on one of the 
Flag Ships of the U. S. Navy, on the Pacific, serving seven years 
from 14 March, 1848, to 6 April, 1854. ("Hammersley's General 
Navy Register", p. 256) ; then studied law and graduated from the 
University Law School, at Athens, Ga., in 1860. He entered C. S. 
A., was Capt. 10 April, 1861, Co. A, in 1st Reg. Ga. Regulars, pro- 
moted Major, Sept. 3, 1864, and was later made Lieut. Col. (Ga. 
Soldier Roster Commission; "History of Ga.", p. 661, by Col. I. W. 
Avary; Article by Mrs. Noble in Athens Banner. Framed Roster 
of the 2 Regt. of Regulars in C. S. A. in possession of the Ga. Hisl. 
So'y, at Savannah, Ga.). 

In the "Annals of Athens", by A. L. Hull, on p. 246, he says: 
"that Frank Hill — with others — became a Colonel during the War", 
and on p. 214 we find: "Col. Hill was interested in everything going 
on. He was Capt. of the Fire Co., belonged to the Guards, organized 
the Artillery, chaperoned Picnics, led the dances and filled a large 
place in the social life of the town. He wore his hair long and 
parted in the middle, and his beard long and pointed; in fact was 
distinguished by having the longest beard of any man in town. 
He was a great beau in Society and a very general favorite". While 
on a visit to his kinsman, Col. L. M. Hill, of Wilkes, he laughingly 
told him of a visit to a lady in Miss., from which he had just re- 
turned, said he discovered that the Pater-familias" was keenly 
anxious to learn his financial status and ability to support a family, 
whereupon he had casually remarked in his hearing that he gave 
little thought to the matter of finances, save only to make sure, by 
self denial and sane expenditure, that on returning from his wander- 
ings, he should have a quarter in his pocket to pay bus fare from 
the railroad to his home. It was then made evident that though 
his society was agreeable, as a suitor for the daughter's hand he 
would be persona non grata. "Yet in him God's richest gifts were 
sweetly blended". He m. 16 June, 1869, Gazalena Williams, of 
Barbour Co., Ala., and had only one child — a dau.: lb. — Frankie 
Williams HilP, b. 5 Jany., 1872. 

66 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

3a. Georgia Anna America HilP, 1830-1889 or 1899, dau. of 
Blanton Meade'' and Elizabeth Ann HilP, m. 14 Oct., 1852, Martin 
Luther Strong, called "Doc", of Aberdeen, Miss., d. 13 Aug., 1877, a 
Major in C. S. A., son of Genl. Elisha Strong, b. in Hanover Co., 
Va. ; d. 21 Nov., 1879, in Ga., and his wife, Ann Scott HilP, 1804- 
1878, dau. of Thomas Hill% 1780-1816, and his wife, Sallie McGehee. 
Issue, 4 children : 

lb. Annie Hill Strong% b. 3 Oct., 1854; m. 22 Feby., 1876, 
Henry Clopton. 

2b. Blanton Hill Strong% b. 6 March, 1857. - 

3b. Abraham Hill Strong% b. 28 June, 1859. 

^ 4b. Sallie Hill Strong% b. 6 Aug., 1861 ; d. 17 April, 1875. 

5a. Felixina Augusta HilP (dau. of Blanton Meade & Eliz'h 
Ann Hill), 1834-1898, graduated with degree of A.B. from Wesleyan 
Female College, at Macon (Catalog 1915-'16, p. 101) ; m. 23 June, 
1859, William Giles Noble, of Nottaway Co., Va., b. 15 Aug., 1810 ; d. 
29 March, 1881, son of Josiah and lone (Beadle) Noble, and gr. son 
of Joseph Noble, Ensign in the Rev'y War, and of Lieut. John 
Beadle, of the Revolution ; was six feet three inches, proportionately 
broad; an Episcopalian, and for some years Vestryman of Em- 
manuel- Church, Athens, Ga. ; when married was engaged in the 
wholesale business of importing silks and laces in N. Y. City. 
(Vide Francis Morgan an Early Burgess of Va., &c., &c.", pp. 179- 
180, by Annie Noble Sims ; "Va. Militia in the Rev'y War", pp. 177- 
179, by J. T. McAllister) . Issue : 

lb. Blanton Hill Noble", b. 13 April, 1860; d. 9 Sept., 1914, 
unm., in Phila., Pa. He graduated from the U. of Ga. in 1880, 
taking the degrees of A.B and B.Ph.; afterwards studied and prac- 
ticed law in Athens and later in Phila. 

2b. Annie Frank Noble', b. 8 May, 1862; d. 3 June, 1921, in 
Rochester, Minn., at Mayo Bros. Hospital ; buried 6 June in Atlanta, 
Ga. (q. v.). 

3b. Mary Ella Noble', called "Pidgeon", b. in Louisburg, N. C, 
3 Jany., 1865; m. 11 Oct., 1893, Arthur Holley Allen, of Phila. 
Issue, five children, of whom were: Isabel Noble*; Augusta Hill 
Noble* ; and Arthur Hartman Allen*. 

4b. Augusta Hill Noble', b. 31 Jany., 1868; d. 21 Oct., 1896, 
in Norfolk, Va. ; m. 5 June, 1889, Eugene Lawrence Mayer, of Nor- 
folk, Va. Issue, 4 children: Claudia (?) Augusta; Eugene Noble; 
Charles Leonard and Augustine. 

2b. Annie Frank NohW (dau. of Wm. Giles and Augusta 
(Hill) Noble), 1862-1921, member of Ga. Society of C. D.s., and of 
the D. A. R. ; m. 21 Aug., 1884, in Athens, Ga., William Irvin Sims, 
of Fulton Co., Ga., b. 26 Nov., 1852 ; d. 25 Jany., 1911, in St. Louis, 
Mo., son of William Edward Sims, Lieut, in Co. B, 7th Ga. Reg., 
C. S. A., and his wife, Virginia Elizabeth Doneho, and gr. son of 

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Edward Sims, of Kershaw Dist., S. C, and his wife Jane Oliver. 
Issue, 3 children : 

Ic. Irvin Augustus Sims% b. 13 Jany., 1887. (q. v.). 

2c. Alice May Sims«, b. 30 April, 1889; d. 10 Sept., 1890. 

3c. Annabel Noble Sims^ b. 16 Jany., 1892; graduated from 
Mary Institute, St. Louis, Mo., in 1910 ; m. 28 May, 1913, Charles 
Blackburn Sims, who graduated from the U. of 111. and received de- 
gree of L.L.B. from the Chicago Law School, was son of William 
Blackburn Sims, M. D., and his wife, Sarah Jane Medley, gr. son of 
William Gray Sims, a soldier of the War of 1812, and gr. gr. son 
of James Sims, a Rev'y soldier. Issue : 

Id.— Kathleen Blackburn Sims% b. 30 Oct., 1914. 

2d. Charles Gray Sims^ b. 15 April, 1919. 

Ic. Irvin Augustus Sims^, b. 13 Jany., 1887 (son of Wm. Irvin 
and Annie (Noble) Sims), graduated in 1909 from Washington 
University, St. Louis, Mo., taking the degree of B.S. in E.E., is a 
Son of the American Revolution, a Thirty-Second Degree Mason, a 
Knight Templar and a Shriner. He m. 26 Oct., 1914, Dorothy Hub- 
bard (A.B., Wells College, 1912), dau. of Henry Fitch and Sarah 
(Rowe) Hubbard, gr. dau. of Robert Morris and Sarah (Ross) 
Hubbard. She is a descendant of Jonathan Hubbard, a Rev'y 
soldier, also of Mayflower descent, three of her ancestors, Richard 
Warren, John Tilley and John Howard, were passengers on that 
historic vessel. ("Francis Morgan an Early Va. Burgess &c.", pp. 
190-'l, by Annie Noble Sims). Issue: 

Id. Henry Fitch Hubbard Sims% b. 25 Nov., 1915. 

2d. Dorothy Sims% b. 6 Jany., 1917. 

6a. Blanton Abraham HUP (son of Blanton Meade and Eliza- 
beth Ann Hill), 1836-1864, attended the U.of Ga. from 1854 to 1857, 
then engaged in planting in Barbour Co., Ala. ; Elected First Lieut, 
of Co. D, 15th Ala. Infantry, at age of 24 years, later promoted 
Captain, was mortally wounded at Fursell's Mills, on the Darby- 
town Road, near Richmond, Va., 16 Aug., 1864, was breveted a 
Colonel. He d. on 1st Sept. following. ("War between the Union 
and the Confederacy", p. 620, by Col. Oates, Comr. of this Reg. ; 
"Francis Morgan", p. 165). The names of the brothers A. A. F. 
Hill and Blanton Abram Hill are engraved on the Confederate Mon- 
ument at Athens, Ga. 

III._jUDiE (Judith) Hill* (Abr.% Abr.% HenryO, 1761-1794, 
m. Josiah Jordan, d. 1821, 1st wife. He m. (II), 17 March, 1795, 
Milly Parks, of Oglethorpe Co., Ga. ; was representative from Ogle- 
thorpe Co. 1801-'2. Issue by 1st mar., no record as to second: 

1. Martha (Patsy) Jordan% m. 21 Aug., 1806, Hartwell 
Mitchell, in Oglethorpe Ck). N. R. 

2. Temperance Jordan% m. 6 Oct., 1806, in Oglethorpe Co., 
Nathaniel Raines Mitchell, son of Thos. and Ann (Raines) Mitchell. 

68 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

They had, among others, a dau. Anna Greene Mitchell, who m. 
John B. Tison and their dau. Annie Lee Tison m. James Silas 
Wright, of Brunswick, Ga. Mrs. Wright's No. in Georgia Society 
of Colonial Dames is 362. 

IV— Clara Hill* (Abraham% Abr.-, HenryO, 1763-1798, m. in 
Wake Co., N. C, between 1778 and 1783, Henry Augustine Pope 
(son of Henry and Tabitha Pope), b. Aug. 6, 1760, in Halifax Co., 
N. C. ; d. Dec. 9, 1807, in Oglethorpe Co., Ga., his 1st wife. He m. 
(II), May 27, 1799. Mar^j Davis, d. Feb. 28, 1840. (See Wills of 
Henry A. and of Mary (Davis) Pope in Pope record). Issue by 1st 
marriage (issue by 2nd mar., p. 88) : 

1. John Pope^ b. before 1790; d. before 1807; named in will 
of his gr. father, Abraham HilP, but not mentioned in that of his 
father. His name, however, is inscribed on his father's monument. 

2. Sarah Pope% b. before 1790 (q. v.). 

3. Hillsman Pope% b. prob. circa 1792 ; d. before 1807 ; name not 
mentioned in father's will, but inscribed on his monument. 

4. Middleton Pope% b. May 2, 1794; d. Nov. 21, 1850. (q. v.). 

5. Burwell Pope% b. prob. c. 1796; d. before 1807. Name 
omitted in father's will, but inscribed on his monument. 

2. Sarah Pope'' (Henry A."), m. c. 1810, Rev. George Lump- 
kin, 1st wife (vide his will in Lumpkin record), brother of Gov. 
Wilson Lumpkin, and son of John and Lucy (Hopson) Lumpkin. 
He m. (II) Lucy Davis. Issue by 1st marriage: 

la. John Henry Lumpkin", b. 12 June, 1812; d. June 6, 1860. 
(q. v.). 

2a. Sarah Lumpkin", m. Wm. Davis (q. v.). 

3a. Matilda Lumpkin", m Milner. 

4a. Angelina Lumpkin", m Davis. 

Issue by 2nd mar. : 

5a. Martha Lumpkin", m. Burnett Moore, had children. 

6a. Dr. George Lumpkin", of Antioch, Ga., m. Janie Bowdre, 
cousin of Mrs. Ferdinand Phinizy, who was Harriet Bowdre. Was 
a fine physician and lovable man. Issue: lb. — George Lumpkin^; 
2b. — Bowdre Lumpkin" ; and a daughter. Records not traced. 

la. John Henry Lumpkin*^ (Rev. George, John), 1812-1860, 
was graduated from U. of Ga. and from Yale ; admitted to the bar 
in 1834; practiced in Rome, Ga. ; representative in Legislature in 
1835; Solicitor General, 1838; Member of Congress, 1843-'5-'7-'9, 
and 1855-'57 ; Judge of Superior Court 1849 ; Delegate to Charleston 
Convention, 1860; and came near being elected Governor in 1857. 
(Nat. Cy'a of Amer. Bio., Vol. 1, p. 225; Knight's Ga. Vol. 2, p. 
546). He m. (I) Miss McCombs, of Milledgeville, Ga., and had: 

lb. Anthony (Tony) Lumpkin% d. s. p. 

2b. Madeline Lumpkin^ m. her cousin, Joseph Gerdine, 
(brother of Dr. John Gerdine, of Athens, Ga.), son of William 


Gerdine and his wife, Lucy Lumpkin, dau. of Chief Justice Joseph 
Henry Lumpkin. No issue. 

2a. Sarah Lumpkin" (Rev. George Lumpkin) , m. William Davis 

and had a large family ; one son, Middleton Pope Davis^ m 

Aycock and lived with his uncle, Middleton Pope% 1794-1850. 

4. Middleton Pope' (son of Henry A. and Clara (Hill) Pope, 
1794-1850 — said by his dau. to have been very much like his cousin, 
Ludowick Meriwether Hill, — m. 27 Nov., 1820, Lucij Hopson Lump- 
kin, b. 28 Feby., 1803; d. 24 Aug., 1888, dau. of Gov. Wilson 
Lumpkin and his 1st wife, Elizabeth Walker (who were married 
26 Nov., 1820, when he was 18 and she 14 years of age), dau. of 
Rev. Sanders Walker, a Baptist minister, and his wife, Sarah 
Lamar, widow Cincequefield. (See Lumpkin.) 

Oglethorpe Co., Ga., Will Book D, p. 260— Will of Middleton 
Pope as follows : 

"Georgia, Hall County. I Middleton Pope of the County of 
Oglethorpe and said State being of advanced age and knowing that 
it is appointed unto man once to die, deem it right and proper both 
as respects my family and myself that I should make a disposition 
of the property with which a kind providence has blessed me, do 
therefore make this my last will and testament hereby revoking 
all others heretofore made by me. 

Item 1st: I desire and direct that my body be buried in a 
decent and Christianlike manner suitable to my condition and 
circumstances in life. My soul I trust shall return to God who 
gave it. 

Item 2nd: I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Lucy 
Pope four negroes towit, Reuben, Monroe, Dulcy and Milly, to her 
sole and separate use during her natural life, and at her death the 
said negroes to go to the children of my dau. Sarah P. Barrow, the 
said boy Reuben to select to which of the children he will belong. 

I also give my wife a decent carriage to be furnished by my 
executor, worth six hundred dollars together with a good pair of 
carriage horses or mules as she may select. 

Item 3rd : I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife in addition 
to the above bequest the sum of one thousand dollars annually to be 
paid her by my Executor hereinafter named, the first thousand to 
be paid at my death and a thousand dollars annually thereafter so 
long as she may live. Provided however that if at any time my 
wife shall prefer it, I direct that my Executor pay her in land and 
negroes Fifteen thousand dollars in lieu of the said Thousand 
dollars annually. 

At the death of my wife the said land and negroes if taken and 
preferred as aforesaid to revert to and become part of my estate 
and be divided among the children of my daughter, Sarah P. 
Barrow as my executor may direct. 

Item 4th : I give and bequeath unto the children of my Daugh- 

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ter which she now has or may hereafter have thirty negroes of 
average value with the balance of my negroes to be divided between 
them as my Executor may direct. 

Item 5th: I give and bequeath all the rest and residue of my 
estate real and personal, consisting of lands, negroes, horses, mules, 
money, bonds, notes, household furniture, etc., etc., to my daughter 
Sarah P. Barrow, to her sole and separate use during her natural 
life, and if my son-in-law David C. Barrow should outlive my said 
daughter, then my desire is that he have the use of my said prop- 
erty during his natural life, then the said property to be divided 
between the children of my said Daughter as my said son-in-law 
may think best, and in the event that my Daughter shall outlive 
her said Husband, then at his death the said property in this Item 
mentioned to be equally divided between the children of my 

Item 6th : My will and desire is that my Executor may at any 
time sell any or all of the real estate mentioned in this will, and 
invest the money arising from said sale in lands or other property, 
when or where or as he pleases for the interest of himself and 

Item 7th: I hereby appoint my son-in-law David C. Barrow 
Executor of this my last will and testament. 

(Signed) Middleton Pope. 

Signed, sealed, published and declared by Middleton Pope as his 
last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers, who 
subscribed our names hereto in the presence of said testator- (at 
his special instance and request) and of each other, this September 
the 21st, 1850. 

Wit. : George Dent, Wm. H. Hull, P. H. Hanson, I. H. Taylor, 
L. A. McAfee. 

Ordinary's Office January Term 1851. Georgia Oglethorpe 
County. The within last will and testament of Middleton Pope 
deceased, having been exhibited and duly proven at this Regular 
Term of the Court in open Court upon the oaths of George Dent, 
Wm. H. Hull, Phillip H. Hanson and J. H. Taylor all subscribing 
witnesses to the same. 

Ordered that the same be admitted to Record and that letters 
Testamentary issue on the premises. 

Henry Britain C. C. O. 
Recorded the 17th day of January, 1851". 

In Court Minutes 1845-1851, p. 309, we find: "Minutes of the 
Court of Ordinarj'^ January Term 1851 Oglethorpe County, Georgia. 
David C. Barrow having been appointed but now the qualified 
Executor of the last will and testament of Middleton Pope, de- 
ceased, prays the Court to appoint Commissioners to appraise said 
Estate. Wherefore, It is ordered that William Edwards, William 
J. Davis, Richard R. Winfrey, James Jewell and John Holmes be 

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and they are hereby appointed Commissioners to appraise said 
estate according to Law." 

In Annual Return Book in Ordinary's Office, p. 212, Oglethorpe 
Co. Ordinary Office May Term 1851, Inventory and appraisement 
by Commissioners above named, made the 30th April, 1851, is re- 
corded showing a very large estate. 

la. Sarah Eliza Pope% b. 17 Oct., 1821 ; d. 13 Sept., 1855 (6th 
in descent from Col. Barnaby McKinnie, Sr., 5th from John Pope, 
6th from Thos. Walton, Sr., 5th from Thos. Walton, Jr., and 4th 
from Abraham Hill, Jr.). 

"Her chief characteristics were courage and devotion to duty 
in which she was firm and persevering. Her teachers testified 
that at school she was affectionate, dutiful and studious; with in- 
tense maternal devotion inculcated in her children and those en- 
trusted to her care, those precepts of right living, which were 
stamped indelibly on their minds, formed their characters and 
guided their lives. She joined the Methodist Episcopal Church at 
the age of 19 and continued a consistent and devout member till 
her death. Her life was that of a Christian, her death that of the 
righteous." (Extract, not literal, from obituary by Rev. Haber- 
sham Adams). 

The second Mrs. David C. Barrow, Jr., said of her: "She could 
have more irons in the fire and keep all hot than anyone she ever 
knew" and "to do a thing as Grandma did it" was all she desired. 
Her efficiency was demonstrated by her successful management 
of a large plantation. 

Sarah Eliza Pope« m. 23 Oct., 1838, David Crenshaw Bar- 
row — 1st wife — of Milledgeville, Ga., b. in Baldwin County on his 
father's plantation, "Beulah", 26 July, 1815, and who had arranged 
for the purchase of a plantation within a few miles of the "Home 
Place" to which to take his bride, but she being an only daughter, 
and supported by her parents, prevailed upon him to forego the 
purchase and live with them. He removed to Athens, Ga., in 1861 
and d. March 18, 1899, was the son of James Barrow^ b. Jan. 31, 
1757, in Edgecombe Co., N. C; d. Jan. 20, 1828, in Baldwin Co., 
Ga., and his 3rd wife. Patience Crenshaw, b. May 15, 1779 ; d. Oct. 
26, 1817 (they were married Oct. 13, 1814) dau. of Jesse Crenshaw, 
b. Sept. Il7 1755, and his wife Precious Cain, b. Feb. 6, 1758. 

James Barrow=^ was the son of Thomas Barrow-, b. c. 1690, on 
Nottaway River, Southampton Co., Va. (and Elizabeth Atkinson, 
his 2nd wife, b. Jan. 31, 1757) son of Thomas Barrow% b. 1640 in 
Lancashire, England, who emigrated, before he was of age, to Vir- 
ginia, and d. in 1730, aged 90 years, in Southampton Co. 

James Barrow^ left a diary in which he tells of his service in 
the Rev'y War: "That he enlisted when 18 years of age, April 
1776, in the N. C. Continental Line as a private in the Regt. of Col. 
Jethro Sumner; says they were at Charleston, S. C, when Inde- 

72 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

pendence was declared and published; from there were ordered to 
Savannah, Ga., under Gen. Lee, were marched thence northward 
and at Georgetown on the Potomac, I had small pox by inoculation, 
and in June 1777 joined the army in Penn." Says: "I was this 
year (1777) in the noted battles of Brandy wine and Germantown, 
still being preserved by the same Providence. We encamped this 
winter (1777-78) at the Valley Forge on the Schoolkill River" . . . 
"saw service in New York, discharged Nov. 10, 1778 in N. C.; 
called to service again under Col. Jonas Johnson and served until 
the close of the War. November 1789 removed to Georgia and in 
1792 purchased 1500 Acres in Burke Co. which I yet hold (1819)". 
Removed to Baldwin Co. 1802 where he "purchased a large plan- 
tation and made his home" until his death 1827. 

An entry in his dairy when his son David was 9 years old says: 
"David reads latin", and on 27th April, 1821: "I have for a few 
days been much delighted with reading Doctor Chalmer's Sermons 
on Astronomy in connection with Christianity; surely he was a 
heavenly minded man". He had a home in Milledgeville also, and 
here he erected a building in his yard to house his valuable library, 
which has been dissipated, only a few valuable and choice volumes 
that were in the hands of his children having been preserved. These 
properties he left to his children. (Mem. of Ga., Vol. 2, pp. 534-'5) . 

David Crenshaw Barrow% 1815-1899, after his father's death, 
when only 12 years of age, was sent to Dr. Carlisle Beaman's 
School for Boys, Mt. Zion, near Sparta, Ga. ; when 15 years old was 
sent by his guardian. Dr. Benj. White, of Milledgeville, Ga., a two 
weeks' trip by stage to Phillips' Academy, Andover, Mass., under 
Mr. John Adams. Later he matriculated at Harvard, but did not 
graduate, returning to Ga. in the early 30's. He joined the Macon 
Volunteers, Capt. Seymour's Co., Cooper's Battalion, for the Indian 
War, 1836, against the Seminoles in Fla. He was a "Son of the 
American Revolution" by right of his father, and while he had no 
political aspirations, nor desire for public office, served as State 
Senator and as a member of various conventions — the National 
Democratic in 1860, and the deferred convention in Baltimore, and 
the Secession Convention in 1861. That he was an ardent and de- 
voted supporter of the Confederacy, it is needless to say — giving 
three sons to the cause, and of his substance without stint. With 
great liberality he supplied the needs of the refugees in Athens, and 
his family hold letters from many of the home people to whom he 
extended a helping hand, expressing their gratitude. 

I give herewith a copy of one of these letters written Oct. 5, 
1865, by Rev. Nathan Hoyt, D. D., beloved pastor, for many years, 
of the Presbyterian Church, in Athens, Ga., addressed to Col. David 
Barrow, Athens, Ga. 

"My Dear Friend. Permit me to return you my most sincere 
& heartfelt thanks for your great, very great kindness to me & my 
family. How very kind in you to go & pay that $10. pew rent at 

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such a time as this, when a large proportion of my own congregation 
as yet, are not, as I suppose, able to pay me anything. That $10. 
will buy me ten loads of wood, which I greatly need. And now the 
wheat is a long way over measure & better in quality than I ex- 
pected. "Blessed is he that considereth the poor— the Lord will 
deliver him in time of trouble". That blessing is surely yours. 

The Lord reward you, my dear friend, for all your kind favours 
to me and others in distress. 

Your grateful devoted friend, 

(Signed) N. Hoyt." 

NOTE : Dr. Hoyt's daughter m. Dr. Axson, pastor Independence 
Presbyterian Church, Savannah, Ga., and their daughter was the 
lEirst wife of Prest. Woodrow Wilson. 

Mr. Barrow, being a large land owner, realized the necessity of 
restoring the agricultural interests of Ga., which were prostrate 
where not destroyed by the invader. "A few patriotic men, viz., 
Benj. Yancey, David C. Barrow, Dr. John S. Hamilton, Richard 
Peters, Mark A. Cooper, David W. Lewis, et al., organized the Ga. 
State Agricultural Society, and sent out circulars and premium lists 

for a Fair to be held in Macon, Ga., 1868 The exhibition 

at this Fair of the varied products of Georgia was a matter of 
wonder not only to those outside the State but to our own people 
also. Then began the true, honorable reconstruction of our grand 
old State". He was for years a Vice-president of the Society and 
an enthusiastic supporter of the work it was doing to rehabilitate 
the State he loved. He was a whole-hearted supporter of all edu- 
cational institutions and movements, for years a trustee of the 
U. of Ga. and, until his death, of the Lucy Cobb Institute. He 
lived to be 83 years old, never lost interest in life or public affairs, 
nor weakened mentally, nor in the firm force of character which so 
distinguished him. He was a man of clear vision, sound judgment 
and strict integrity, who had the confidence and friendship of 
Toombs, Stephens and other leading men of his day. His love for 
children was a marked characteristic, and he was greatly beloved 
by them. In control and guidance of his children was kind and 
wise, indulgent, but firm in correcting faults and derelictions of 
duty. Insisted on right principles, faithful discharge of duty and 
living up to the standards of life to which it had pleased God to call 
them. "To thine own self be true, and "Noblesse oblige" were fre- 
quent admonitions. His eye would pierce to the very soul of the 
wrongdoer. One of his sons, after his death, said: "The only 
man in the world I feared is gone". A grandson, speaking of his 
reproof by his eyes, said: "I would rather both my father and 
mother whip me than have grandpa look at me". 

David C. Barrow* and his wife were devoted members of the 
Methodist Church. The ministers of that circuit were ever wel- 
come guests and some of the young unmarried ones found a home 
in "brother Barrow's" house. They were blessed with nine chil- 

74 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

dren, and the mother dying when the eldest was only 16, the task 
of mothering the nine fell to their grandmother, Mrs. Middleton 
Pope, nee Lucy Hopson Lumpkin, which she fulfilled lovingly and 
with absolute unselfishness. She was one to whom "none could 
cry for help and find her hand withdrawn". With parentage and 
ancestors of unblemished records for generations back of them, it 
is not surprising that those nine Barrow children grew up to be 
men and women of the highest type of Southern civilization in 
mind and character. David Crenshaw Barrow in the early 50's 
secured as a teacher for his children Mr. Ripley Perkins Adams, 
son of his "old preceptor" at Andover, Mr. Wm. Adams. His 
neighbors asked him to build a schoolhouse that their children also 
might receive instruction from Mr. Adams. He accordingly built 
one on an eminence almost in sight of his home at the junction of 
three roads. Here the three older boys were prepared for college, 
and the three girls and younger brothers were also attendants. 
Children in those days started to climb the "Hill of Knowledge" by 
the time they were four. Clara, the 2nd daughter, it is said, could 
read a chapter in the Bible when she was four years of age. When 
the Lucy Cobb Institute opened Jan. 1, 1859, the three girls, with 
Miss Sawyer, their governess, were sent there as boarders. They 
had a sitting room and bed room on the top floor of the building, 
their own piano and furniture and their own servant. The young- 
est of the girls, E. P. B., had her 10th birthday after entering the 
school. Their youthfulness made it necessary for their governess 
to be with them though she had no duties connected with the 
school — was a boarder only. When, in 1861, Mr. Barrow moved to 
Athens from the country, his three youngest sons were sent to the 
University High School (where the Normal School now is), Mr. 
Carroll, Principal, and Col. L. H. Charbonier, later Professor for 
many years at the U. of Ga., instructors. Here they were pre- 
pared for college. 

David Crenshaiv Barrow* m. (H), 3 Jany., 1872, Priscilla Flint 
Sawyer, who d. 25 Dec, 1910. She was a true, devoted wife, with 
strong mind, unselfish character and great efficiency. She was 
devoted to her husband's children by his first wife, and said they 
were the finest family of children she ever knew. No issue. Issue 
by 1st marriage to Sarah Eliza Pope''. 

lb. Middleton Pope Barrow^ b. 1 Aug., 1839, at the home place 
of his maternal gr. parents in Oglethorpe Co. ; d. 23 Dec, 1903, at 
Savannah, Ga. ; buried at Home Place, the 4th generation there in- 
terred, (q. v.). 

2b. James Barrow, b. 26 March, 1841 ; d. 20 Feby., 1864. (q. v.) . 

3b. Thos. Augustine Barrow% b. 25 March, 1843; d. 11 Jany., 
1897. (q. v.). 

4b. Lucy Pope Barrow% b. 7 Feby., 1845; d. 2 June, 1885. 
(q. v.). 

5b. Clara Elizabeth Barroiv\ b. 24 Dec, 1846 ; d. 24 May, 1880, 

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unm., a cultured and highly accomplished woman, impetuous and 
high strung, but learned rigid control as she grew out of childhood. 
Upon graduation took charge of her father's household, her grand- 
mother then being too old for the cares — to which she gave un- 
selfish devotion to the end of her life. Was Secretary for years 
to the Ladies' Memorial Association. She gave service to her 
home, her friends, her city and her church with unstinted gene- 
rosity, loving and beloved, making friends in every walk of life. She 
was the highest type of Southern womanhood, 

6b. Ella Patience Barrow\ b. 8 Feby., 1849. (q. v.). 

7b. Benjamin White Barrow% b. 11 March, 1851 ; d. 22 March, 
1876, unm. (q. v.). 

8b. David Crenshaw Barrow, Jr.^ b. 18 Oct., 1852. (q. v.). 

9b. Henry Walker Barrow% b. in Oglethorpe Co., July 18, 1854 ; 
d. June 21, 1876, unm. Alumnus U. of Ga. 1873, A.B.; 1874, B.S.; 
memeber Chi Phi Frat. and Demosthenian Lit. Soc. A classmate 
wrote of him: "Both in the U. and Law School he was acknow- 
ledged by every one to be the 1st and best man in his class, beloved 
and honored by professors and associates, a soul above all that was 
little, mean or selfish". (See p. 86.) 

lb. Middleton Pope Barrow'' (Sarah Eliza% Henry Augustine% 
Henry*, John% Henry-, William PopeO, 1839-1903, known only, 
even by his most intimate friends, as "Pope Barrow", prepared for 
college at the home school by Mr. Ripley Perkins Adams, graduated 
at U. of Ga. (then known as Franklin College) in class of 1859, 
sharing 1st honor, with A.B. degree, and in Lumpkin Law School 
(now a branch of U. of Ga.), degree of B.L., in 1860; member of 
Demosthenean Society — no Greek letter chapters until after the 
Civil War; was practicing law in Athens when Georgia seceded; 
volunteered in April, 1861, made 2nd Lieut, of Troop Artillery, 
C. S. A., which served in Va. ; later appointed Capt. & A. D. C. on 
staff of Major General Howell Cobb, C. S. A., and was captured in 
battle of Columbus, Ga., April 16, 1865, one of the last of the war. 
After the war resumed practice of law at Athens, removed in 1892 
to Savannah, where he was a leading and successful lawyer, and in 
both private and public life was beloved beyond the fortune of 
most. He was a member of the Constitutional Convention in 1877 ; 
State Senator in 1880 ; U. S. Senator 1882-'3— elected by the Legis- 
lature to succeed the Hon. Benjamin H. Hill, deed. ; delegate to the 
State Convention and to the National Democratic Convention at St. 
Louis in 1888. It is of interest to note that his father, John 
Lumpkin, was delegate from Oglethorpe Co. to the famous Constitu- 
tional Convention of Ga., 1798. He was appointed in 1900 Judge 
of Superior Court of the Eastern Circuit, Savannah, Chatham Co., 
which position he occupied at the time of his death, 23 Dec, 1903. 
(Special) Savannah, Ga. "Judge Pope Barrow of the Superior 
Court, was stricken today in his court room, and tonight at 8:30 
o'clock, he died at his home. The stroke was caused by uraemia, 

76 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

and the physicians say that there was probably a hemorrhage at 
the base of the brain. There may, too, have been apoplexy. Judge 
Barrow had just finished a charge to the jury in a civil suit. He 
arose from the bench and was seized with a weakness of the legs. 
Those near him noticed this but thought that his limbs were weak 
or asleep from long sitting. When he attempted to move he 
faltered and almost fainted. He caught upon the shoulder of Edwin 
A. Cohen, and A. Pratt Adams, a young attorney, hurried to his as- 
sistance. He was supported into his private office. This was at 2 
o'clock. Physicians were summoned and also a carriage. He was 
driven to his home, where he remained unconscious until 4 o'clock, 
and from then until the hour of his death he was in a state of coma. 
He met the final summons, a jurist without a blemish, a "gentle- 
man unafraid". Judge Barrow had been on the bench since Jan., 
1900, when he was appointed to succeed the late Judge Robert 
Falligant. His long legal training rendered him well qualified to 
fill the position with signal ability and that he did so is the unani- 
mous opinion of the Savannah bar. He was very popular, had an 
ease and grace of manner that won him friends readily and ever 
retained them." He declined, for family reasons, before his removal 
from Athens, appointment to the State Supreme Court Bench. He 
was Second Vice-President General, Sons of the Revolution, by right 
of James Barrow^ his grandfather, and was an active member of 
the Confederate Veterans' Assn. of Savannah. 

lb. Middleton Pope Barrow', 1839-1903, m. (I), 5 Mar., 1867, 
Sarah Church Craig, b. at Fort Jessup, La., 18 Sept., 1844; d. 28 
Dec, 1881, dau. of Lt. Col. Lewis Stevenson Craig, U. S. A., and 
his wife, Ehzabeth Whipplehunt Church, dau. of Rev. Alonzo 
Church, L. L. D., President of Franklin College and later of U. of Ga. 
for 30 years, and his wife, Sarah Trippe, of Putnam Co., Ga. ; m. 
(H) , June 24, 1884, in Marietta, Ga., Cornelia Augusta Jackson, b. 
at Savannah, 23 April, 1852; d. 26 Sept., 1899, dau of General Henry 
Rootes Jackson, U. S. A., of Savannah, Ga., a member of the Aztec 
Club, and his 1st wife, Cornelia Davenport. Issue by 1st marriage: 

Ic. Middleton Pope Barrow, Jr.^ b. 24 March, 1868, attended 
U. of Ga. — withdrew before graduation — and Gordon Military In- 
stitute. He is a member of the Aztec Club, Officers of the Mexican 
War, by right of his gr. father, Lt. Col. Lewis Stevenson Craig's, 
U. S. A., service in Mexican War., 1845. He m. 5 Sept., 1906, Alma 
L. Jones, deed., of Norcross, Ga., and had : Id. — Pope Barrow^, b. 
2 Sept., 1907; 2d.— David Craig Barrow", b. 24 June, 1909; 3d.— 
James Barrow^ b. 30 Sept., 1912. 

2c. Elizabeth Church Barrow% b. 13 Nov., 1869 ; d. 6 June, 1919, 
unm. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church; member of 
Board of the Episcopal Orphans' Home, Christ Church Parish; 
member Froebel Circle King's Daughters and Red Cross during 
World War. In all of these she gave efficient, untiring service, dis- 

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charged all the duties of life with faithfulness and loyalty to family 
and friends. 

3c. James Ban•ow^ b. 5 July, 1872, at the "Home Place", gradu- 
ated Eastman's Business College, N. Y., Treasurer of City of 
Athens, Vestryman Emanuel Episcopal Church; m. 23 June, 1915, 
Clara Elizabeth Barrow, dau. of Thomas A. and Jennie (Turner) 
Barrow, and had: lb. — James Barrow^ b. 26 July, 1917; 2d. — 
Thomas Augustine Barrow IIP, b. 7 Oct., 1920. (See p. 80.) 

4c. David Crenshaw Barrow 111% b. 6 June, 1874, at the "Home 
Place" ; alumnus U. of Ga., class 1894, degree of A.B. ; Frat. S. A. E., 
Demosthenean Society ; course in law at U. of Va. ; prominent lawyer 
in Savannah, member of firm of Stephens, Barrow and Heyward; 
served in Cuba in Spanish-American War, 1898-'99; afterwards 
Captain, Oglethorpe Light Infantry, and Major of National Guard, 
retiring in 1908; member of Legislature, 1907-'08; Collector of 
Customs during both administrations of President Wilson ; member 
of Sons of the Revolution by right of James Barrow% and of St. 
Andrew's Society by right of Adam Craig. He m., 10 Dec, 1907, in 
Savannah, Ga., Emma Middleton Huger, dau. of Joseph A. and 
Mary (Elliott) Huger. Issue: 

lb.— Pope% b. 13 Dec, 1909 ; 2d.— Mary Elliott% b. 7 Dec, 1911 ; 
3d.— David Crenshaw Barrow IV% b. 2 May, 1913; 4d.— Arthur 
Elliott Barrow% b. 24 Dec, 1917. 

5c. Craig Barrow% b. 12 May, 1876, alumnus U. of Ga., class 
1896, A.B. degree, Frat. S. A. E., Demosthenean Society; medical 
course U. of Md., Baltimore, degree M.D., 1899; attended U. of 
Bresslau, Germany, 1900; in 1902 opened office in Savannah, Ga. ; 
volunteered in Medical Dept., World War, rank Capt., 1918; in 
1921 made Chief Surgeon, Central of Ga. R, R. Residing in 
Savannah, confines private practice to surgery; member Sons of 
Colonial Wars, ancestor Barnaby McKinnie ; Sons of the Revolution, 
ancestor James Barrow. He m. (I) Oct., 1902, Alice Barker, of 
Atlanta, Ga., who d. 8 May, 1903. No issue; m. (II), 6 June, 1906, 
Elfrida DeRenne, dau. of Wymberly Jones and Laura Camblos 
DeRenne, of Wormsloe, Savannah, Ga. Issue by 2nd mar.; Id. — 
Craig, Jr."; 2d. — Wymberly Jones DeRenne% d. in inf.; 3d. — 
Elfrida", b. 13 Oct., 1909 ; 4d.— Muriel Barrow", b. 23 Dec, 1913. 

Issue of 2nd mar. (Middleton Pope and Cornelia Augusta 
(Jackson) Barrow: 

6c. Florence Barclay Barrow% b. 27 April, 1885; d. 27 July, 

7c. Lucy Hopson Lumpkin Barrow^, b. 11 July, 1886, member 
Christ Episcopal Church, m. 24 Nov., 1909, Frank Percival Mclntire, 
son of James William Mclntire and Catherine Foley, his wife, of 
Savannah, Ga. He served as Capt. of Ga. Huzzars in Texas 
throughout the Mexican Border trouble, promoted Judge Advocate ; 
retired as Major. Issue: Id. — James William", b. 1910; 2d. — 
Cornelia Jackson", b. 1911 ; 3d. — Lucy", b. 1912 ; 4d. — Ella Patience 

78 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Barrow% b. 1919; 5d.— Francis Percival Mclntire, Jr.% b. 17 July, 
1921. Mrs. Mclntire was educated at Hartridge School, Sav'h, 
Ga., and at St. Timothy's, Bait., Md.; Predt. Chatham Co. Equal 
Suffrage Ass'n from 1915 to 1917 ; Prest. Ga. Equal Suffrage Ass'n, 
1918-19; 1st Vice-Prest. Savannah Women's Federation, 1919-'20- 
'21 ; Prest. Chidren's Free Clinic & Tuberculosis Assn., 1919-'20-'21 ; 
Chairman Baby Welfare Work for Federation of same; first Na- 
tional Democratic Committeewoman from Georgia; member of 
"Prosodists" — an organization, or association, for writing and criti- 
cising poems — has had several poems accepted. Prest. Margaret 
Bottome Circle King's Daughters, which maintains the Free Clinic. 
With all of these outside activities, it must be said, meets home and 
family duties and obligations. 

8c. Davenport Jackson Barrow% b. 8 July, 1888; d. 30 Aug. 

9c. Ella Patience Crenshaw Barrow*, b. at Athens, Ga., 
5 Aug. 1889, educated at Pope's School, "Old Fields", Md.; mem- 
ber Christ Episcopal Church, Elizabeth Butler Circle King's 
Daughters, of the Ga. Soc. of the Colonial Dames of Ama., and 
Lachlan Mcintosh Chapter D. A. R. ; prominent in King's Daughters 
Chap. Red Cross, World War; m. 2 June, 1915, Lionel Edward 
Drew, son of Mr. & Mrs. Edward Bangs Drew, Cambridge, Har- 
vard College, Lieut. Aviation Corps, A. E. F. Issue: Id. — Ed- 
ward B. Drew^, b. 1919, d. an infant; 2d.— Lionel Edward Drew, 
Jr.% b. Sept., 1920. 

10c. Cornelia Barrow% b. at Athens, Dec, 1890 ; d. an infant. 

lie. Basil Prince Barrow^ b. at Savh., Ga., 25 March, 1893; 
d. 6 Feby., 1894. 

12c. Sarah Pope Barrow, b. 28 March, 1895, educated at Pope 
School, "Old Fields", Md. ; member Christ Episcopal Church, Eliza- 
beth Butler Circle King's Daughters ; of Union Society — a Colonial 
Benevolent Society, — has charge of Bethesda Orphanage; member 
Ga. Soc. Col. Dames of Ama.; m. 25 Feby., 1915, Gustav Ludwig 
Karow, d. June, 1920, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Williams and 
Annie (Wilson) Karow, dau. of Gen. Stewart Wilson, C. S. A., 
Capt. U. S. Marines — Regular Establishment — rank of Major in 
World War; Mason and Shriner; mem. Amn. Legion Officers, Grt. 
War; on list of distinguished alumni V. M. I. Issue: Id. — Gustav 
Karow, Jr.^, b. 7 Dec, 1918; 2d. — Davenport Jackson Karow^, b. 
5 Jany., 1921 — posthumous child. 

2b. James Barrow'', 1841-1864, son of David C. and Sarah 
Eliza (Pope) Barrow, b. 26 Mar. 1841, at home of his maternal gr. 
parents in Oglethorpe Co. ; killed at the battle of Olustee, Fla. — 
"pierced through the heart by a minie ball" — Feb, 20, 1864 ; Lieut. 
Col., C. S. A. Unmarried. He was a cadet at Ga. Military Insti- 
tute when appointed to West Point Military Academy by Senator 
Alex. H. Stephens in 1858. When Georgia seceded he resigned and 
came home; commissioned Lieut, of Ga. State troops by Gov. Jo- 

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seph E. Brown 1861, assigned to duty drilling and instructing 
Volunteer Troops. Commissioned as Adjutant 16th Reg. Ga. Vol., 
July 1861, applied for by Col. Howell Cobb commanding. Com- 
missioned A. Adjutant Genl. of Gen. Howell Cobb's Brigade — ap- 
plied for by Gen. Cobb. Wounded in the battle of Dam No. 1, Va., 
April 16, 1862. On return to service, resumed his duties on Gen. 
Cobb's Staff. Accompanied the command to Fla. when Major Gen- 
eral Cobb was put in command of the Middle District of that State, 
with headquarters near Quincy. Commissioned Lieutenant Colonel 
64th Regt. Ga. Vols., C. S. A., 1863. In an obituary notice of Col. 
Barrow written by Gen. Cobb, he writes, when the 64th Regt. was 
sent to his headquarters near Quincy, Fla., there being no field 
officer appointed to instruct the officers and drill the regiment, 
"General Cobb knowing the high qualifications of the young officer 
for the duty, requested him to undertake it, he responded with his 
usual promptness and cheerfulness". "No better evidence can be 
given of the manner in which he discharged that duty than the 
simple statement that the regiment, to whom he was an entire 
stranger, both officers and men, earnestly and unanimously asked 
that he be appointed Lieutenant Colonel. That request was 
granted". He continues: "In the bloody battle of Ocean Ponds 
(Olustee), it fell to the lot of our noble young friend with colors 
of his regiment in his hands, rallying and leading his troops to vic- 
tory, to fall and fill a soldier's grave. He fell with the flag of his 
country in his hands, his Bible in his bosom. A Soldier's death with 
a Christian's hope". A hero and man of lofty character. That the 
64th Regiment retained the high opinion of him is shown by the 
following from an account of the battle written by a veteran in 
1903: "here was where the 64th Georgia lost the best command- 
ing officer she ever had, James Barrow". His name is inscribed in 
the roll of heroes on the Confederate Monument in Athens, Ga. 

3b. Thomas Augustine Barrow% 1843-1897, son of David C. 
and Sarah Eliza (Pope) Barrow, was a student in Junior Class, 
half advanced, U. of Ga. ; member Demosthenean Society, when 
the State seceded. In his Sophomore year bore off the medal. In 
April, 1861, he resigned from college and joined the Troop Artillery 
as a private, when just turned 18 years, served with it at Savan- 
nah until July, 1861, when it was ordered to Virginia. In the 
Western Virginia, and in the Pennsylvania campaigns, and in the 
seven days battle around Richmond, he displayed a high order of 
courage and coolness which distinguished him throughout the war. 
At Crampton's Gap in Md., he, with exceptional and conspicuous 
gallantry, rescued two of his comrades, John O. Waddell and Robt. 
M. Thomas, who had been wounded and had fallen almost within 
the enemy's lines, and manifested the like courage at the battle of 
Fredericksburg. Later he was attached first to the Staff of Gen. 
Thos. R. R. Cobb, until his death, and then made Adjutant of 

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Hood's Battalion of Cavalry, in which he served until the sur- 

From a letter by his brother. Pope Barrow, to his father, dated 
Camp Tom, seven miles northeast of Winchester, Sept. 30, 1862, I 
take the following : "Tom Barrow says it is a wonder the General 
was not killed, and the General says that Tom rode into a fire that 
he never would have allowed him if he could have stopped him, 
waving a sword over his head to rally the men". In 1865 he re- 
moved from Athens to the "Blowing Cave" plantation in Decatur 
Co., which he inherited from his father, and later to Pelham, where 
he lived till his death in 1897. On 8 Feby., 1872, he m. (I), Miss 
Jennie Turner, dau. of a Presbyterian minister, d. 17 June, 1880; 
m. (II), 25 Sept., 1882, Miss Alice Josephine Hand, sister of Jud- 
son L. Hand, of Pelham, who survived him. In 1889 he was or- 
dained a Baptist minister, made pastor of the Baptist Church at 
Pelham, and as such was a useful, zealous and indefatigable la- 
borer ; was beloved and revered by his congregation and the entire 
community. He was a friend to man, a helper of the helpless, put 
Christianity into his every day life, and was both an examplar and 
a blessing. Issue by 1st marriage: 

Ic— Sarah Pope Barrow^ b. 17 Feby., 1873 ; d. 16 July, 1876. 
2c.— David Crenshaw Barrow IV.^ b. 10 Feby., 1875. alumnus U. 
of Ga., Frat. S. A. E., Demosthenean Society, m. Emily Hand and 
had : Id. — David Crenshaw Barrow V* ; 2d. — Thos. Lee Barrow^ ; 
3d. — Jean Turner Barrow" ; 4d, — Emily Hand Barrow^ 

3c. Clara Elizabeth Barrow\ b. 11 Jany., 1877 ; m. 23 June, 
1915, her cousin, James Barrow, son of Pope, and had: Id. — 
James Barrow% b. 26 July, 1917; 2d.— Thos. Augustine Barrow 
IIP, b. 10 Oct., 1920. She graduated at Lucy Cobb Institute 1895, 
later taught Mathematics there and then was principal of one of the 
public school of Athens. (See p. 77.) Issue by 2nd mar. : 

4c. Thos. Augustine Barrow, Jr.% b. 21 June, 1883 (q. v.). 

5c. Francis Cuthbert Barrow«, b. 26 Aug., 1890, attended U. 
of Ga., served in World War, m. Marie McDonald and has : Id. — 
Frances Marie Barrow". 

The three brothers are in the Long Loan Co. at Pelham. 

4c. Thos. Augustine Barroiv, Jr.\ son of Thos. A. and Alice 
(Hand) Barrow, alumnus U. of Ga., class 1903, Frat., K. A.; 
volunteered spring of 1917, trained at Ft. McPherson, commis- 
sioned 1st Lieut, of Artillery, ordered to France in fall of 1917. 
In March, 1918, was decorated by the French with Croix de Guerre 
for bravery under fire while taking observations in captive balloon 
over German lines. His balloon was struck eighty times by shots 
from two German airplanes. He and his French companion 
jumped for their lives in parachutes when a strong wind landed 
them safely within their own lines. He was figuring Artillery 
data for the Allied Artillery when attacked. He m. 25 Sept., 1921, 

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Joyce (or Loyce) Smith, and is Cashier of the Farmers Bank at 

4b. Lucij Pope Barrow', 1845-1880, dau. of David C. and 
Eliza (Pope) Barrow, was cultured and had a high sense of the 
duties and obligations of life ; in all the fine, sweet qualities of self- 
forgetful womanhood was the examplar; fulfilled all of life's re- 
quirements as a dutiful daughter, affectionate sister, devoted wife 
and mother, and as a devout Christian "Given to good works" her 
life was a blessing. She m., 29 July, 1863, John Addison Cobb, of 
Americus, Ga., b. 20 Oct., 1838, eldest son of Maj. Gen. Howell 
Cobb and his wife, Mary Ann Lamar, Capt. in C. S. A., Senior 
Warden Episcopal Church of Americus, Ordinary Sumter Co. and 
ex-President Ga. Agricultural Society, oldest in point of age in the 

Ic'. Wilson Lumpkin Cobb\ b. 12 Dec, 1865 ; d. 30 May, 1871, 
— named for his gr. father Lumpkin, who was still living. 

2c. Howell Cobb^ b. 29 May, 1868; d. 5 Sept., 1892; m. 14 
Feby., 1892, Amoret Gray, b. 17 March, 1871 ; d. 22 March, 1914, 
dau. of Wm. C. and Amoret (Dawson) Gray, of Columbus, Ga., 
and had : Id.— Sarah Pope Cobb, b. 13 Sept., 1892 ; m. 17 April, 
1912, Benjamin M. Cowan, b. in State of Maine, Constructing En- 
gineer, Stone and Webster Co. ; 2d. — Amoret Dawson Cobb^ b. 25 
April, 1895, m. 19 Aug., 1916, Clifton H. Green, of Nashville, Tenn. ; 
3d.— John Addison Cobb IIP, b. 29 Dec, 1896, d. in inf.; 4d.— 
Howell Cobb^ b. 12 March, 1898, unm. 

3c. Sarah Pope Cobb^ b. 31 Oct., 1870, at Athens, Ga.; unm. 
Educated at Public Schools of Americus, Ga., and the Lucy Cobb 
Institute; Principal Furlow Grammar School, Americus Public 
Schools. In her chosen profession has few superiors, is a devout 
member of the Episcopal Church, active in Church work and for 
the good of the City. 

4c. John Addison Cobb, Jr.«, b. 11 Feby., 1873; d. 9 April, 
1907; attended U. S. Naval Academy, but resigned; m. 5 April, 
1899, Bessie DuBerry. No issue. 

5c. Lucy Middleton Cobb^ b. 8 Aug., 1875, at Athens; mem- 
ber U. D. C, D. A. R., and the Ga. Soc of Colonial Dames of Ama. ; 
m. (I), 10 Nov., 1897, James Taylor, b. in Americus, Ga., 8 May, 
1873 ; d. 21 March, 1910, alumnus U. of Ga., lav»^yer, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Elazor Taylor. Issue: Id. — Lucy Barrow Taylor^ b. in 
Americus, Ga., 28 Sept., 1898, unm.; m. (II), 25 Oct., 1911, 
Nathaniel Bacon Stewart, Consul General of the United States of 
America, b. 4 Jany., 1871, Taylor County, Georgia. 

6c. Mary Ann Lamar Cobb^ b. 10 May, 1877; d. 26 Oct., 1880. 
6b. Ella Patience Barrow', dau. of David C. and Sarah 
Eliza (Pope) Barrow, b. 8 Feby., 1849, in Oglethorpe Co., Ga., is a 
woman of culture and refinement, possessing those qualities of 
heart and mind which command esteem, win and hold the con- 
fidence, friendship and affection of all who know her. She was 

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educated at Lucy Cobb Institute, is a member of Christ Episcopal 
Church, Savannah, Ga., of the Woman's Auxiliary of that Church ; 
member Charter Chapter of U. D. C. at Savannah by right of 
father and brothers; Lachlan Mcintosh Chapter D. A. R. by right 
of James Barrow^, of N. C. and Ga., Abraham Hill, Jr., of N. C. 
and Ga., and Capt. Henry Hopson, of Va. Offices held : Registrar, 
Historian and Vice-Regent; member of the Ga. Soc. of the Coll. 
Dames of America by right of Abraham Hill, Jr., Col. Barnaby Mc- 
Kennie, Sr., John Pope, Thos. Walton, Sr. and Jr. — all of N. C. 
Member Board of Managers, 1918-'20-'21, Ex-Treasurer, Necrology 
Committee, 1919-'20-'21 ; of Savannah Assn. for Education of Ga. 
Mountaineers — Managers 1920 — in which work she has taken a 
deep interest ; of the Ga. Historical Society ; Secretary of the Board 
of The Savannah Widows' Society since 1912, and now revising its 
Constitution and By-Laws — a benevolent soc. founded 1822 for care 
of aged, indigent women and widows with young children; mem- 
ber of Red Cross during the World War and now. She takes a 
deep interest in current world events, and is a registered voter. 
In charitable work is ever ready to extend the helping hand, and 
to speak words of sympathy and kindness to the needy and dis- 
tressed, and while fully discharging the obligations of her various 
memberships, she leads a quiet homekeeping life of devotion to 
family, relatives and friends. 

Ella Patience Barrow'^ m. 3 Nov., 1874, Bourke Spalding, of 
Sapelo Island, Ga., b. 23 Feby., 1851 ; d. 5 Sept., 1884, son of Col. 
Randolph Spalding, C. S. A. (and Mary Dorothea Bass, his wife), 
son of Hon. Thos. Spalding, of Sapelo Island, b. 1774 on St. Simons 
Island, Ga. ; d. 1851, — in whose honor Spalding Co. in this State 
was named in 1851 (see White's Statistics) — (and Sarah Leake, 
his wife (m. 1795), only child of Richard and Jean (Martin) Leake 
(m. 1778), dau. of Clement Martin, King's Council, 1761), only 
child of James Spalding, (b. 1735 ; m. 1772 ; d. 10 Nov., 1794, only 
son of Thomas and Anna (Lermouth) Spalding, who were m. in 
1734, in Edinburgh, Scotland (heir to the estate and Barony of 
Ashantilly, County Perth, Scotland, who emigrated to Ga. in 1760, 
was a signer of the protest against the Stamp Act, member of the 
Royal Council of Fla. — where he resided during the Revolution, a 
Commissioner from Glynn Co., Ga., in 1792, and member of the Ga. 
State Senate in 1794) and his wife, Margery Mcintosh, dau. of 
Major William Mcintosh (and Mary McKay, his wife) of the Con- 
tinental Line and an original member of the Society of the Cin- 
cinnatti in Ga., and son of John Mohr Mcintosh and his wife, 
Marjory Eraser. Issue: 

Ic. Randolph Spalding^, b. on Sapelo Island, 30 Sept., 1879, 
unm. Real Estate, Savannah, Ga., member of the Ga. Soc. of the 
Cincinnatti by right of paternal ancestor in 6th degree, Maj. Wil- 
liam Mcintosh, and has "Cross of Honor", U. D. C, by right of 
his gr. father Randolph Spalding, Col. C. S. A.; member of the 

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Hibernian Soc, Savannah, Ga. He is a man of fine qualities of 
mind and sterling character, of strength and determination. He 
is the present representative of the Ashantilly Spalding family, 
County Perth, Scotland. 

2c. Clara Lucy Spalding^ b. on Sapelo Island, 27 May, 1881; 
d. in Athens, Ga., 3 Sept., 1881. 

7b. Benjamin White Bm'row'^ (named for his father's guard- 
ian, Dr. Benj. White), son of David C. and Sarah Eliza (Pope) 
Barrow, b. in Oglethorpe Co., Mar. 11, 1851; d. with hemorrhage 
March 22, 1876. Alumnus U. of Ga., class 1869, degree of A.B. ; 
1870, B.L. ; Frat. S.A.E. ; Demosthenean Society. Had a quick and 
brilliant mind and a memory of extraordinary powers of retention 
and graduated with high marks of distinction. He removed to Mil- 
ledgeville and practiced law with his relative. Col. Wm. McKinley, 
who m. 23 Feby., 1836, Precious Patience Barrow, the only sister 
of his father. He was an exemplary Christian, studious, a fine 
writer, a clever, forcible and earnest speaker, with powers of dis- 
crimination of no ordinary sort, and scrupulously honorable ; com- 
bined many of the numerous attributes essential to the successful 
lawyer, and his intellectual qualities, great as they were, were 
not more remarkable than those of the heart which made him the 
idol of his family and the object of his friends' affection. So 
amiable, so considerate, so unselfish, so kindly spoken was he, that 
it was well nigh impossible to know and not to love him. Well 
may it be said, "He died without an enemy in the world". The 
Milledgeville bar appointed Capt. C. P. Crawford, Judge T. W. 
White and F. G. DuBignon to draft resolutions expressive of their 
respect and appreciation of the dec'd. 

8b. David Crenshaw Barrow, Jr.", son of David C. and Eliza 
(Pope) Barrow, b. Oct. 18, 1852, is an alumnus of the U. of Ga., 
class 1874, degrees B.S. and C.E. & M.E.; member Chi Phi Frat. 
and Demosthenean Society. He received the degree of L.L.D. from 
Emory University. After graduation was admitted to the bar and 
practiced a short while with his brother, Pope Barrow, in Athens, 
Ga. But destiny called him and he entered upon his life work as 
a member of the faculty of the U. of Ga. in 1878. He continuously 
served on the faculty as Ass. Prof, of Mathematics, Prof, of Civil 
and Mining Engineering, Prof, of Mathematics and Dean of Frank- 
lin College. In 1906, while filling the chair of Mathematics, was 
called to the Chancellorship of the U. of Ga., which office he still 
fills. Under his wise administration the University has grown and 
enlarged in all branches — evidencing his devotion to its interests. 
Chancellor Barrow's life and character fully exemplify Georgia's 
Motto — "Wisdom, Justice, Moderation". He is a devout member 
of the Methodist Church and in its Sunday School has always 
taught a class of students, and there, as in all relations of life, he 
has met every obligation, fully, completely and unselfishly. At a 
banquet by the alumni in his honor, in Atlanta, Ga., the last of 

84 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

May, 1921, the Hon. John D. Little, in introducing the Chancellor, 
said : "For fifteen years this grand old man has occupied the high- 
est educational position in the gift of the State. He is the only 
man I ever heard of in such a position for such a length of time 
who conducted himself in such a manner that nothing but words 
of love and praise were uttered in reference to his work". "He is 
one of the most highly esteemed men in the State; his popularity 
with the students is unbounded, nor is he less securely entrenched 
in the confidence of the Alumni and Board of Trustees. He is 
admittedly one of the most successful heads of educational insti- 
tutions in America ; is at once both firm and gentle, characteristics 
most powerful when united. On July 7, 1914, the State named 
Barrow County in honor of Pope Barrow and David C. Barrow. 
(L. M. & L., Vol. 1, pp. 277, 433-'4 ; Vol. 2, p. 577, by L. L. Knight) . 
He is a member of the Society of the Sons of the Revolution by 
right of his gr. father, James Barrow^ "He is one of Georgia's 
purest and most honored citizens, is a brilliant and forcible speak- 
er, and when he essays a subject it is thoroughly analyzed. The 
South has produced few such men as Col. Barrow. He would grace 
any position within the gift of our Republic". 

As Chancellor of the University of Georgia, one of the highest 
dignitaries in the State, he meets the honor with dignity and credit 
to himself and the State, and is perhaps the best loved man in 
Georgia. He is also a public spirited citizen and aside from his 
duties on the Faculty has served the City of Athens for years on 
the Board of Education and as Alderman. 

(Atlanta Journal:) Athens, Ga., June 13, 1921. — "David C. 
Barrow, Chancellor of the University of Georgia since 1905, suc- 
ceeding the late Walter B. Hill, who died in December 1904, as the 
head of the institution, tendered his resignation, effective Sept. 1, 
1922, to the Board of Trustees meeting here Saturday. 

This was the most surprising development of the pre-Com- 
mencement period, and while it came out in the Chancellor's letter 
to the board that he had made his intention known to at least one 
of its members, the chairman, a year ago, it had not been antici- 
pated by the other trustees and caused deep regret among the 

In his letter of resignation. Chancellor Barrow told the Board 
that he "told the Chairman of the board one year ago that at this 
time he expected to resign, and now did so, effective Sept. 1, 1922, 
or at any earlier date the Trustees might desire." 

Effective that date it would give the board time to select his 
successor, said the Chancellor, and added: "It will also give me 
opportunity to participate in the War Memorial Fund drive, in 
which I feel a great interest". The Chancellor stated that he took 
this action on account of "my advancing years". He added that it 
had been a great pleasure for him to serve "this board all the way 

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from an instructor to Chancellor, and I deeply appreciate the 
friendship of all the trustees". 

"The resignation was referred to a special committee from the 
board, and it is not believed that it will be accepted. Possibly no 
other living Georgian has been and is still so close to so many of the 
native sons of the commonwealth as is the chancellor. An instructor 
in the college since his graduation and at the head of the University 
for seventeen years, Dr. Barrow has grown to be loved and esteemed 
not only by the student body with which during those years he has 
been associated, but with the alumni of former years as well. His 
connection with the institution and with educational affairs in the 
State has thrown him into touch with the people and one could 
hardly mention a name more familiar or a man more admired in 
any section of Georgia. 

He is the State's only living citizen who has had the honor of 
having a county named for him — Barrow — formed a few years ago 
from Jackson, Gwinnett and Walton, with Winder as its county 

Chancellor Barrow says in his letter to the board that his resig- 
nation was predicated upon "his advancing years" — but he is a man 
who has grown old gracefully, and while great responsibilities have 
been his, he has kept young in heart with the wisdom of age, and 
has a most kindly and gentle outlook upon life, yet with a wonderful 
insight and realization to and of its potentialities. 

He is sixty-eight years of age, a graduate of the University, a 
member of the Chi Phi fraternity, and a member of the Methodist 

Atlanta Journal, June 14, 1921: "Rejection of the resignation 
of Chancellor David C. Barrow was urged on the trustees of the 
University of Georgia at meetings of the faculty and members of 
the class of 1921. Memorials were sent to the Board." 

Atlanta Journal, June 14, 1921 : "Yielding to the earnest solici- 
tations of the student body, faculty and hundreds of alumni gathered 
here for reunion. Chancellor David C. Barrow, Tuesday withdrew 
his resignation as head of the university system of the State of 

David C. Barrow, m. Feb. 5, 1879, Fances Ingle Childs, of 
Athens, Ga., b. Oct. 18, 1857, dau. of Asaph King Childs, of Mass. 
(mem. of Home Guards of Athens, 1861-'65) , and Susan Ingle, his 
wife, of Washington, D. C, descendants of well known Colonial 
families of Mass. and Md. Issue : 

Ic. Susan Childs Barrow^ b. Nov. 27, 1879, m. June 30, 19 . ., 
Samuel James Crowe, M. D., b. 16 April, 1882, son of Dr. Walter A. 
and Mrs. W. A. Crowe, alumnus of U. of Ga. 1904, A.B. degree, 
studied in Germany; of Johns Hopkins, degree of M.D., and on 
Surgical Staff of Johns Hopkins Hospital since graduation. Issue: 

Id. — Samuel James Crowe, Jr.% b. 1909; 2d. — David Francig 
Crowe,^ b. 1913. 

86 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

2c. Benjamin Henry Barrow^ b. Jan. 17, 1883, attended U. of 
Ga., left before graduation; member Chi Phi Frat., Demosthenean 
Society; is a realtor at Athens and County Surveyor for Clarke 
Co., Ga. ; m. Aug. 14, 1907, Henry Lucas, dau. of Frederick W. and 
Susan Holmes (Taylor) Lucas. Issue: Id. — Susan Frances 
Barrow^ b. Nov. 23, 1908. 

3c. Eleanor Priscilla Barrow% b. April 17, 1886; m. June 24, 
1914, Rev. H. L. Jewett Williams, of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church, son of Dr. Howard J. and Mrs. Kittie (Jewett) Williams, 
of Macon, Ga., an alumnus of U. of Ga. 1907, degree A.B. ; Rhodes 
Scholarship, Christ Church, Oxford, England, degrees B.A. and B. 
Litt., Prof. Greek Testament, University of the South ; volunteered 
World War, trained at Ft. McPherson, Capt. Inf., A. E. F. ; ordered 
to France April, 1918. Killed in action June 9, 1918, at Albert, 
France. Issue : Id. — H. L. Jewett Williams, Jr.^ b. Aug. 8, 1915 ; 
2d. — Eleanor Barrow Jewett Williams% b. Jan. 2, 1917. 

4c. David Francis Barrow^ b. Nov. 14, 1888, alumnus U. of 
Ga., class 1910, degrees A.B. and B.S. ; Chi Phi Frat. ; Demosthenean 
Lit. Soc. ; Scholarship U. Ga. to Harvard; scholarship Harvard to 
Harvard; scholarship Harvard to Universities of Europe (Higher 
Mathematics) . Additional degrees M.A. and Ph.D. Was Instructor 
at Yale when he resigned and volunteered in World War, and was 
retained in Washington, D. C, in Aviation Dept. ; was Prof, of 
Mathematics in U. of Texas, and now in U. of Ga. He m. July 29, 
1914, Mary Augusta Arnold, dau. of Walter and Ida (Daniel) 
Arnold. Issue: Id. — Ida Frances Barrow^; 2d. — David Barrow% 
and, 3d. — Walter Henry Arnold Barrow^ d. in inf., twins, b. Oct., 

9b. Henry Walker Barrow', 1854-76, son of David C. and Sarah 
Eliza (Pope) Barrow, alumnus U. of Ga., class 1872, of the Lumpkin 
Law School, class 1873. In 1874 he entered upon the practice of his 
profession in Milledgeville, Ga., with his brother, Benjamin White 
Barrow. His health soon failed him and he sought to repair it by a 
visit to Sapelo Island, but in a short while realized his tenure on life 
was brief. Accompanied by his sister and brother-in-law, he left for 
his home in Oglethorpe Co., and on reaching Brunswick was found 
to be so weak that he was taken to a hotel in the city where in a 
few moments he died. "In him all that was noble and all that was 
reputable were most happily combined. A manly and intellectual 
face, an eye that bespoke the heart, a soul that lifted itself above 
all that was mean, little or selfish, a mind highly cultivated and 
trained, a ripe and reliable judgment, a purpose always honorable 
and commendable, an integrity as pure and undefiled as the ether he 
breathed, a firm and unflinching friend through every turn and 
fortune. In short, every element that makes up one of "nature's 
noblemen" was united in Henry W. Barrow". 

All of the Barrows who attended the U. of Ga. were members 
of the Demosthenean Literary Society. 

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The Barrow family is probably eligible to membership in the 
Maryland Society of "The Ark and the Dove" by right of John 
Neville, ancestor in the Lumpkin line who came to America in "The 
Ark" or "The Dove" in 1633-'34. The fourth and fifth generations 
of Barrows in Georgia, both men and women, are prominent citi- 
zens in their various communities, socially and otherwise, and main- 
tain the highest standards of life, and equal in public spirit, 
patriotism, civil and military services and professional distinction 
and achievement, their honored progenitors. 

"Through the marriage of Clara Hill and Henry Augustine Pope, 
this Barrow family is doubly related to Lodowick Johnson Hill, Esq., 
of Atlanta, Ga., and to Mrs. Annie Noble Sims (d. June 3, 1921), of 
Savannah, Ga., whose articles in W. & M. Q'ly, Vol. XXVH, July, 
1918, p. 57, and Oct. 1918, p. 104, give much valuable information 
relating to the early histories of these families in Virginia". 

The "home place" of Henry Augustine Pope in Oglethorpe Co. 
is at present owned in part by four sons of the late Hon. Pope 
Barrow, and the balance by Chancellor Barrow. The latter has 
added, besides other contiguous properties, what is known as "Re- 
membrance Field", the place whereon Burwell Pope lived, and where 
he and his wife are buried. No vestige remains of the residence, nor 
does slab or tomb mark their graves, but their locations are known 
to the family. 

Precious Patience Barrow, only sister of David C. Barrow, 
Sr., and dau. of James and Patience (Crenshaw) Barrow, b. Sept. 
2, 1817; m. Feb. 23, 1836, William McKinley, of Lexington, Ga. 
He met her while a member of the Ga. Legislature, at Milledgeville. 
She lived in Lexington, Ga. She was educated at Dr. Andrews' 
School or Institute for Young Ladies at New Haven, Conn., to 
which she was sent by her guardians, Mr. and Mrs. Stubbs, of Mil- 
ledgeville. They had : 

1. Katherine McKinley, m. Jan. 7, 1863, Richard DeLoney 
Boiling Taylor and had one child, Kate McKinley Taylor, who m. 
Edward D. Treanor. 

2. Archibald Carlisle McKinley, m. Nov. 19, 1866, Sarah Eliza- 
beth Spalding, dau. of Randolph Spalding, of Sapelo Island. No 
living child. 

3. Caroline McKinley, died young. 

4. Mary McKinley, m. May 22, 1865, Howell Cobb, son of Hon. 
Howell Cobb, of Athens, Ga., and had a large family. She lives in 

5. Sarah Barrow McKinley, m. Jan. 3,18.., Thomas Spalding, 
son of Randolph Spalding, of Sapelo Island. (Two McKinleys and 
one Barrow married Spaldings, children of Randolph Spalding, of 
Sapelo Island, Ga. See Spalding) . 

88 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Henry Augustine Pope, 1760-1907, and his second wife, Mary 
Davis (vide ante p. 68), had: 

6. Clara A. Pope% b. 29 Sept., 1801 ; d. 25 Nov., 1850 ; m. Samuel 
Baldwin and had son, Augustus Baldwin*^, who Hved in S. West Ga. 

7. Benjamin Pope^ (Rev), b. 26 Nov., 1804; d. 18 Dec, 1855; 
m. Eliza S. Rountree, b. 27 Sept., 1807; d. 23 March, 1866. Issue: 
la. — Mary Susan Benjamin Pope% b. 14 Dec, 1833; d. 13 Aug., 
1844; 2a.— Clara Nancy Eliza Pope% b. 30 May, 1835; d. 25 May, 
1840. These are all buried in the family burying ground of Henry 
Augustine Pope, Home Place plantation, Oglethorpe Co., Ga. 

8. Henry Jefferson Pope", b. 1806 ; d. 1854. Note : Both Ben- 
jamin and Henry Jefferson Pope were members of the class of 1825 
of Franklin College which was so highly complimented by its Presi- 
dent. (E. S. of Ala., p. 8). 

He m. (I) Sarah Toombs, the only sister of the late Hon. Robert 
Toombs, m. (H) in 1842, Abigail Davis, dau. of Abner Davis from 
Phila., Pa., and his 2nd wife Elizabeth Parrish from Va., who m. 
in Greensboro, Ga. Issue by 1st mar. : 

la. Clara Julia Pope^ m. Edwin M. Anthony, of Washington, 
Ga., and had 13 children, of whom : 

lb. Mary Lou Anthony' m. Wiliam Burdett, of Valdosta, Ga. 

2b. Gabriel Toombs Anthony", merchant, Washington, Ga., the 
6th child, b. 9 June, 1868, m. Janet Paddison, of Fla. No issue. 

3b. Henry Anthony'; 4b. Roberta Anthony", m. John Bur- 
dette ; 5b. Pope Anthony" ; 6b. Ernest Anthony" ; 7b. John Vance 
Anthony^ ; 8b. Julia Anthony", m. Wylie Hill DuBose II ; 9b. Jean 
Anthony"; 10b. Katherine Anthony", m. Kimbrel Aubrey Wilheit; 
lib. Sarah Anthony"; 12b. Ouida Anthony"; 13b. Willie Belle 

2a. Henry Abner Pope*'\ b. 1843; d. 1884; m. Lucy Howe, of 
Macon, Ga., and left one son: lb. — Paul Marvin Pope", b. 1881. 

3a. Benjamin Middleton Pope", b. 1845 ; d. 1864. 

4a. Mary Elizabeth Pope, b. 1847; d. 1851, and 

5a. Sarah Katherine Pope, b. 1847, twins; d. 1912, m. Henry 
Allen Pope, her 4th cousin, and left one son: lb. — William Pope% 
b. 1882. 

6a. Abbie Davis Pope, b. 1849. (q. v.). 

7a. Augusta Pope, b. 1851; d. 1871. 

8a. Robert Toombs Pope, b. 1853 ; d. 1864. 

6a. Abbie Davis Pope'' (dau. of Henry Jefferson and Abigail 
(Davis) Pope, b. 1849, m. 1869, James Rembert Anthony, son of 
Micajah and Mary Rembert (DuBose) Anthony, Capt. 1st Ga. Regu- 
lars, C. S. A., d. 1918, at West Palm Beach, Fla. Issue: 

lb. James Rembert Anthony, Jr.% b. 1870 ; m. 1907, Rose May 
Seaward, of Petersburg, Va., has one son and two daus. 

2b. Henry Jefferson Anthony% b. 1872 ; d. 1900. 

3b. Augustus Pope Anthony'', b. 1874 ; m. 12 Sept., 1900, Lucy 

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Jordan HilV, dau. of Duncan C. and Ophelia (Holliday) Hill. For 
issue, see p. 128. 

4b. Leila Davis Anthony^ b. 1875 ; d. 1909 ; m., 1907, George 
Glen Strohm and had : Ic. — Anthony Strohm^ 

5b. Emile DuBose Anthony", b. 1881 ; m. 1906, Gertrude Holden, 
of Crawfordville, Ga., and has three sons and one dau. 

6b. Roscoe Tate Anthony', b. 1891 ; m. 1919, Winifred Clark, 
of Philadelphia, Pa. He served in World War. 

Y.— Sarah Hill' (Abrahams Abr.-, HenryO, b. c. 1765-1816, 
m. Benjamin Blake, d. 4 Jany., 1797. Issue: 

1. Polly Blake% m. James Jordan (q. v.). 

2. Henry Blake% m. Betsy Mitchell. Not traced. 

3. Benjamin Blake, Jr.S m. Lucy Mitchell. Not traced. 

4. Elizabeth Blake% m. . . . McGehee. Not traced. 

Polly, Henry and Benjamin Blake, Jr., received grants of land in 
1804 as orphans and heirs of a Rev'y Soldier (Records at Lexington, 

1. Polly Blake% d. 6 Aug., 1829, (dau. of Benj" and Sarah 
(Hill) Blake) and her husband James Jordan, who was State Sen- 
ator from Oglethorpe Co. 1819-'20, removed to Lexington, Ga., in 
1821, or '22. Among their children was a dau.: 

la. Maria Louisa Jordan"^, who m. Col. Alexander Sidney Reid, 
of Edenton, Ga., and they had: lb.— Mary Elizabeth Reid', b. 6 
Aug. 1841; d. 13 Nov., 1885; m. 4 Feby., 1864, Mathew Henry 
Talbot, of Wilkes Co., Ga., b. 3 April, 1836; d. 27 Sept., 1876, a 
Capt. commanding a troop of Cavalry, C. S. A., and had a dau. : 

Ic. Rosa Talbot, who m. (I) . . . Reid; m. (H), in 1919, or '20, 
Dr. Lucian Lamar Knight, 2nd wife, L. L. D., Prest. Ga. His^ 
Society, Author, Orator, and Compiler of Georgia State Records, 
and member of the Royal Society of Arts. 

James and Polly (Blake) Jordan had other children, and from 
them are derived Mrs. DeLoney Evans, of Warrenton, Va., and 
Mrs. M. G. Chambers, of Tompkins Cove, N. Y. 

Mrs. Lawson Brown, lately deed., nee Mamie Wiley, and her 
mother, Mrs. Col. C. M. Wiley, of Macon, descend from Benjamin 
and Sarah (Hill) Blake. 

YL— Henry HiW (Abrahams Abr.-, HenryO, 1767-1829, m. 
Bettie Andrew, d. 11 June, 1830, dau. of Benjamin Andrew, patriot 
and president of the Rebel Council, Member of the Committee of 
Safety, of the Assembly in 1774 to protest against British Tyranny, 
of the Continnental (Congress in 1780, was an uncle of Bishop 
Andrew, refugeed to Columbia Co., then St. Paul's Parish, and d. 
in the up country. 

Abstract of Will of Henry Hill\ of Oglethorpe Co., 29 April, 
1829; R'i 16 Sept., 1829. (Will Book C, p. 75). My loving Wife 
EHzabeth Hill ; my son Whitman Coke Hill ; my dau. Sophia Wesley 
Lucas; my dau. Susannah Hampton Williams; my son Henry 

90 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Philbin Hill; my dau. Elizabeth Walton Hardeman; to the Mission- 
ary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church $100.; speaks of 
land lying in Wilkerson ; Exx : my loving Wife Elizabeth Hill ; Exr. : 
my son Whitman Coke Hill; Exr.: my son Henry Philbin Hill. 
April 29, 1829. (Signed) Henry Hill. Wit.: William McElroy, 
James Tippen, Jacob Jones. Recorded Sept. 16, 1829. W. D. Smith, 
C. C. 0. 

He disposed of very large estate. 

Henry* and Bettie (Andrew) Hill had: 

1. Whitman Coke Hill% Methodist minister, m. Jane Smith. 
N. R. 

2. Sophia Wesley Lucas^ N. R. 

3. Susannah Hampton Williams", N. R. 

4. Henry Philbin HilP, b. in 1807; d. in the '90's. (q. v.). 

5. Elizabeth Walton Hardeman\ N. R. 

4. Henry Philbin HiW, 1807-189 . . , m. Augusta Prichard, 
dau. of William Hurst Prichard and his wife, Elizabeth Cotton, 
removed to Griffin, Ga. Issue, an only dau.: 

la. Elizabeth Andrew Hill, b. 1861, m. Hon. Fleming G. Bailey, 
of Griffin, Ga. No children. 

VII.— Theophilus Hill^ (Abraham% Abr.=, Henry^, 1769- 
1829, was a Lieut, in the Indian Wars succeeding the Revolution 
("Ga.'s Roster of the Revolution", p. 403; D. A. R. Mag., Vol. 16, 
p. 352; Records of Executive Council, 1790-'9, pp. 112-113). Re- 
ceived Bounty Warrant (Ga. Roster of Rev. Soldiers, p. 398; D. A. 
R. Mag., 1898-1900, p. 365; "Story of Ga.", by Smith), and in Ogle- 
thorpe Co., Ga., 1794-1800, received grants for self and 14 persons 
(J. H. Coll., Vol. III). He became an early settler of Walton Co., 
and at his death in 1829, had 42 negroes, 22 sheep, 350 bbls. of 
corn, 12 beds and bedsteads, 100 dollars worth of hogs, 2 cotton 
gins, etc. ("Story of Ga.", pp. 326-'7). He d. intestate, and, un- 
expectedly, while on a visit in Auburn, Ala. 

He m. Polly Jordan (and, possibly, married a second time, in 
his old age, as there is in Wilkes Co. record of marriage of Theo- 
philus Hill, Oct. 9, 1823, to Nancy Poss). Issue by 1st mar.: 

1. Martha (Patsy) Hill% m. 22 Nov., 1808, William ("Billv") 
Mitchell. N. R. 

2. Abraham HilP, m. Martha Harden, lived near Social Circle, 
Ga., and d. s. p. 

3. Elizabeth HilP, m. 5 Jany., 1814, Augustus George C. 
Mitchell. N. R. 

4. Harriet A. HilP, m. 27 June, 1817, Abraham McGehee, in 
Oglethorpe Co., Ga., son of Micajah and Ann (Scott) McGehee, his 
1st wife (q. v.). 

5. Theophilus Jordan Hill^ b. c. 1793 ; d. 1868, in Walton Co., 
Ga., aged 75 years, (q. v.). 

6. Warren Jordan HilP. (q. v.). 

7. Benjamin HilP, blessed with an attractive personality, was 

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exceedingly popular, but resisted the "wiles of women" and d. 
unm., after middle life. .^^. / n 

8. Mary Ann HilP, b. 6 June, 1815; d. Oct. 6, 1891. (Q- v.). 

9. Adeline HilP, m Wellborn and their dau.** m. Dr. W. 

A. Dunn, of Columbia Co., Ga. N. R. ,, .t ^ ^ 

4. Harriet A. HilP (dau. of Theophilus and Polly (Jordan) 
Hill) and her husband, Abraham McGehee, had: 

la. James McGehee«, m ; d. s. p. 

2a. Harriet Sophia McGehee% m. Lawson Porter, of Miss., 

and had: 

lb. Martha Harriet Porter% m. J. H. Jarnagan. 

Abraham McGehee m. (II) Catherine Peniston; m. (Ill) Miss 
.... Smith, of Ala. (Vide E. S. of Ala., p. 452). 

Note : It is possible that this Harriet A. Hill, above, may have 
been dau. of Henry HilP instead of Theophilus HilP. In a chart of 
the family made prior to 1890, both Theophilus and Henry are 
credited with a dau. Harriet. It says of Harriet, dau. of Theo- 
philus simply that she died; of Harriet, dau. of Henry, no further 
information is given. Henry% in will 1829, makes no mention ot 
dau. Harriet ; however, this omission may have been because ot 
her pre-decease. Henry named a dau. Sophia, and Harriet (Hill) 
McGehee named a dau. Harriet Sophia McGehee. The records so 
far discovered and examined do not definitely identify this Harriet. 
Further research would probably do so. 

5. Theophilus Jordan HillP, 1793-1868, son of Theophilus and 
Polly Jordan Hill, was a member from Walton Co., Ga., of the 
Anti-Tariff Convention in Nov., 1832 ; m. Salina Huntington Well- 
born, d. after 1878, dau. of Elias Wellborn (brother of Abner) and 
his wife. Miss .... Marshall, dau. of the eminent divme, Abram 
Marshall. (It is possible, he m. (I), 9 Oct., 1823, Nancy Poss, of 
Wilkes Co.). Issue: 

la. Martha Hill«, m. John F. Kinsey, of Warrenton, Ga. N. K. 

2a. Mary Anna HilP, m. Rev. J. Benjamin Bussey. (q. v.). 

3a. Emma HilP, living 1916, m. Phocian Ramsey, of Columbia 
Co., Ga., son of Isaac Ramsey, d. 1869, and his wife, d. 1861, who 
was a dau. of Johnson Wellborn, bro. of Elias and Abner, of Wilkes 
Co., Ga. N. R. 

4a. Eugenia Victoria HilP, called "Jennie", m. Dr. George 
Coleman Kramer, deed., of N. Y. She was living in 1917 at Eden- 
ton, Ga. No issue. 

5a. Edwin HilP, N. R. ; 6a. James HilP, N. R. 

2a. Mary Ann HilP and her husband, Dr. J. B. Bussey, had 

lb. Anna Augusta Bussey% who m. William H. R. Stone and 

had: ^. „ 

Ic. Annie Laurie Stone^ who m. Dr. Floyd Clark Timmons, ot 

Monroe, Ga., and they have: 

Id. Lamar Hill Timmons^ their youngest son, and others. 

92 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

8. Mary Ann Hill% 1815-1891, dau. of Theophilus* and Polly 
(Jordan) Hill, m. Dick Halliday, formerly spelt Holliday, of Au- 
burn, Ala. Issue: 

la. Abraham Halliday% m Mitchell, (q. v.). 

2a. Mack HallidayS d. N. R. 

3a. Gus Halliday% d. N. R. 

4a. Ophelia Jordan Hallidaif, b. 26 Feby., 1839; d. 30 Aug., 
1898; m. 12 Feby., 1861, Duncan Chatfield Hill, 1837-1908. (Vide 
post p. 128.) 

5a. Mary Halliday% m. Dr Foreman and had: lb. — 

Ophelia Foreman% who m Adams and had two children; 

2b. — Mary Mac Foreman^ N. R. 

6a. Warren Halliday% m Mitchell and d. s. p. 

7a. Lou Halliday, m Walsh, and had: lb. — Eddie 

Walsh^; 2b.— Willie Walsh. N. R. 

la. Abraham Halliday*^ and his wife. Miss Mitchell, had: 

lb. Georgia V. Halliday% m. Harvey DuBose HilF. (Vide 
post p. 130.) 

2b. luka Halliday', d. when about 18 years of age, unm. 

3b. Alice Halliday', m. Henry Casey HilP. (Vide post p. 130.) 

\lll.—Noah Hill\ 1771-1805 (Abraham^, Abr.-, Henry^, re- 
ceived a land grant 1794-1800, as son of Rev'y Soldier (Records at 
Lexington, Ga.), m. 28 April, 1796, Ann (Nancy) Pope, b. 28 April, 
1780; d. 6 June, 1805, dau. of Burwell, 1751-1800, and Priscilla 
(Wootten) Pope. 

Abstract of Will of Noah Hill, of Oglethorpe Co., 25 Feby., 
1805; R^ 20 June, 1805. (Will Book A, p. 152). My three children 
Alexander Franklin Hill, Walton Pope Hill and Paulina Hill. 
Exrs. : Abraham Hill, Wiley Pope, Miles Hill and Robert Pope. 

(Signed) Noah Hill. 
Wit.: Thomas Wootten 
Benjamin Taylor 
Wiley Pope. 

Evidently not a complete abstract. 
Abstract of Will of Walton Pope Hill, of Oglethorpe Co., 17 
Dec, 1826; R^ 27 Sept., 1827. (Will Book C, p. 27). 

My sister, Paulina, and my bro.-in-law John Hardeman. Exr., 
Burwell Pope. (Signed) Walton P. Hill. 

Charles V. Collier, D. C. C. O. 
Wit. : Miller Grieve 

Hopson M. Hubbard 
James Gillespie 
Noah* and Ann (Pope) Hill had : 

1. Alexander Franklin Hill% M.D., b. c. 1798; d. 10 Oct., 
1824, unm. He was on volunteer duty in a hospital in Phila., in 
which were many cases of smallpox. Inoculation was beginning 
to be practiced in England, and to test its efficacy before resorting 

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to its use in the hospital, had himself inoculated and died from the 
effect. His life was the price paid for his zeal and ambition to 
spare his fellow man a loathsome affliction and untimely death. 
He possessed unusual endowments, had the promise of a brilliant 
professional career, was beloved and esteemed by all. All other 
Hills bearing his christian name have received it in his honor, — 
among these were Maj. A. A. F. Hill, of Athens, Capt. A. F. Hill, 
of Meriwether Co., Ga., Alexander Franklin Pope, of Oglethorpe 
Co., Ga., &c. The latter wrote this compiler in the 90's that his 
father. Gen. Burwell Pope, had named two sons in his honor, the 
first having d. as an infant. 

2. Walton Pope HilP, d. 21 March, 1827 (vide Will above). 

3. Paulina HilP, m. John Hardeman and d. 10 Dec, 1827. 
N. R. 

IX.— Miles Hill*, 1774-1844, (Abraham^, Abr.-, Henry^, re- 
ceived land grant as son of a Rev'y Soldier in 1794-1800 (Records 
at Lexington, Ga.) ; m. 26 Jany., 1795, Tabitha Pope, b. 11 Feby., 
1778; d. 25 April, 1852, dau. of Burwell, 1751-1800, and Priscilla 
(Wootten) Pope. 

Will of Miles Hill, of Oglethorpe Co., 16 April, 1842; R^ 23 
Jany., 1845. (Will Book D, p. 147). 

"In the name of God, Amen. I Miles Hill of said State and 
County being of sound mind and disposing memory, but being ad- 
vanced in life, and knowing the uncertainty of human life, do make 
and ordain this to be my last Will and testament. 

1st Item. I give my body to the earth whence it came, and my 
soul I commit into the hands of a Merciful God in Christ Jesus. 

2nd Item. It is my will that at my death all my just debts be 

3rd Item. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Tabitha 
Hill all my estate both real and personal, or so much thereof as she 
may desire to keep, for and during her natural life, and after her 
death to be equally divided between my five children, or in case of 
any of them be dead, then the child or children of him or her so 
deceased shall inherit equally with any living child. 

J^th Item. If my wife shall choose not to keep any portion of my 
estate, herein devised, it is my will that she divide and give off such 
portion equally among my children or their heirs as aforesaid. 

5th Item. I do hereby appoint Hampton W. Hill, Nicholas 
Taliaferro and Blanton M. Hill my Executors to this my last will 
and testament, hereby revoking any will I have heretofore made, 
and I do hereby desire to exempt my Executors from the necessity 
or obligation to make inventories, appraisement and returns of 
my estate, unless they should choose to do so. 

Given under my hand and seal this sixteenth day of April, 1842. 

(Signed) Miles Hill. 
Signed and sealed in presence of 

David C. Barrow, Middleton Pope, John G. Hammock. Re- 
corded Jany, 23, 1845. Henry Brittain, C. C. O. 

94 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

''Miles Hill and his wife Tabitha (Pope) Hill were Methodists 
and noted for their piety and philanthropy. There are three graves 
which are still well preserved, because there is no opening in the 
wall surrounding them, on the plantation of Miles Hill in Ogle- 
thorpe Co. The wall is high and solid, and over each grave is an 
old fashioned box tombstone of heavy, white marble. These are 
handsome but much discolored by age. On one is the following 
inscription : 

In Memory of 

Tabitha Hill 

Who was born 

February 11, 1778 

and died 
April 25th, 1852. 
"Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, 
I will fear no evil, for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff 
they comfort me". 

On another is the following: 

In Memory of 

Miles Hill 

Born March 13th, 1774 

Died November 4th, 1844. 

"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from henceforth. Yea 

saith the Spirit that they may rest from their labors and their 

works do follow them", 

(Article by Annie Noble Sims, W. & M. Q., Vol. 27, Oct. 1918, 
pp. 106-'7). 

IX. Miles* and Tabitha (Pope) Hill had: 

1. Malinda HilP, b. 3 July, 1796; d. (q. v.). 

2. James Alford Hill\ b. 2 Dec, 1797; d. 2 Feby., 1831. (q. v.). 

3. Hampton Wootten HilP, b. 9 March, 1800; d. 12 Sept., 1851. 
(q. v.). 

4. Blanton Meade HilF', b. 5 May, 1802; d. 3 Feby., 1857. 
(q. v.). 

5. Ann HilP, b. 18 Dec, 1804; d. 31 Jany., 1868. (q. v.). 

1. Malinda Hill- (Miles^ Abraham^ Abr.^ Henrys), b. 3 July, 
1796; m. John Scott McGehee, son of Micaiah and Ann (Scott) 
McGehee. (Vide E. S. of Ala., pp. 451-'3). Issue: 

la. Miles Hill McGehee% b. 26 Nov., 1813; d. 15 Jany., 1860. 
(q. v.). 

2a. Edward F. McGehee«, b. 6 April, 1816; d. 10 Nov., 1879. 
(q. v.). 

3a. Tabitha Ann McGehee^, b. 10 April, 1818; d. 21 Jany., 
1888. (q. v.). 

4a. Sarah E. McGehee^ b. 12 Feby., 1820; d. 17 Sept., 1895. 
(q. v.). 

5a. Mary Pope McGehee% b. 6 Feby., 1822 ; d. 29 Aug., 1880. 
(q. v.). 

AND Allied Families 95 

6a. John Hampton McGehee% b. 20 Aug., 1824; d. 17 Aug., 

7a. James Blanton McGehee«, b. 18 March, 1826; d. 27 Sept., 
1866. (q. v.). 

8a. Lucinda Scott McGehee«, b. 3 Feby., 1828; d. 10 March, 
1847. (q. v.). 

9a. Nicholas Abner McGehee% b. 6 April, 1830; d. 11 Aug., 

10a. Martha Malinda McGehee«, b. 7 Nov., 1832; d. 13 Aug., 
1872. (q. v.). 

11a. William Thomas McGehee^ b. 16 Dec, 1835 ; m. (I) Linda 
Malone ; m. (II) Pattie Hardman. No issue by either marriage. 
12a. Louisa Terrell McGehee«, b. 17 Nov., 1837. (q. v.). 
13a. Ella Hill McGehee«, b. 19 April, 1839; m. Thomas H. 
Hunton, of N. 0. Issue: 

lb. Annie Hunton", m. Gilbert Green, merchant, of N. 0. 

2b. McGehee Dandridge Hunton% of N. Y., m. Mary Moss, of 
Columbia, Mo. 

la. Miles Hill McGehee« (son of John Scott and Malinda 
(Hill) McGehee), 1813-1865, was a planter of great wealth (Vide 
"Georgians", by Geo. R. Gilmer) ; m. Miss Travis and had: 

lb. Ida Blanche McGehee% b. 6 Oct., 1849 ; d. 12 Aug., 1889,— 
fell from second story window of her home; m. James F. Stokes 
and had several children, all d. y. except: 

Ic. Harry S. Stokes^ atty.-at-law, who was killed on 26 April, 
1916, by Charles G. Trabue, an atty.-at-law, at Nashville, Tenn. 

M. (II) , Mrs. Mary (Grouse) Porter and had a dau. : 2b. — Kate 
Crouse McGehee^ bom in 1852 and d. y. 

2a. Edward F. McGehee*^ (son of John Scott and Malinda 
(Hill) McGehee), 1816-1879, m. Mrs. Pattie (Williamson) Penn. 
Issue: lb. — Pattie McGehee", m. Philip Pointer, of Como, Miss.; 
2b. — Edward F. McGehee, Jr., m. Niegra Crabtree, of Trenton, Ga. 

3a. Tabitha Ann McGehee^' (dau. of John Scott and Malinda 
(Hill) McGehee), 1818-1888, m. Charles F. Dabdridge and had: 
lb.— McGehee Dandridge% killed 7 April, 1862, in battle of Shiloh. 

4a. Sarah E. McGehee" (dau. of John Scott and Malinda (Hill) 
McGehee), 1820-1895, m. her cousin, Edmund McGehee, and had: 

lb. Emma McGehee% b. 23 Feby., 1842 ; d. May, 1877; m. A. S. 
Yarbrough, of Como, Miss. 

2b. Wilham E. McGehee% merchant, of Memphis, Tenn., b. 
Aug., 1858 ; m. Kate E. Poston. 

3b. John Scott McGehee% b. 21 Aug., 1861 ; m. Rosa Taylor, of 
Como, Miss. 

There were three other children, who d. in inf. 

5a. Mary Pope McGehee*' (dau. of John Scott and Malinda 
(Hill) McGehee), 1822-1880, m. (I), Jacob F. Farrington, of Mem- 
phis, and had: 

96 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

lb. John McGehee Farrmgton% b. 7 June, 1850, who m. Milly 
White and had: 

Ic. Dr. Pope McGehee Farrington^ of Memphis. (See "White" 
and "Oliver" in "E. S. of Ala."). 

7a. James Blanton McGehee*' (son of John Scott and Malinda 
(Hill) McGehee), 1826-1866, m. Eugenia Wilhck. Issue: 

lb. John Lucius McGehee", b. 22 July, 1850 ; m. Ada Hartridge, 
of Savannah, Ga. 

2b. Juha Hill McGehee", b. 27 Nov., 1854 ; d. 19 Dec, 1870. 

3b. James Blanton McGehee, Jr.", m. Jennie Dalton, of Mem- 
phis, Tenn. 

8a. Lucinda Scott McGehee'^ (dau. of John S. and Malinda 
(Hill) McGehee), 1829-1847, m. William M. White and had: lb.— 
Ann Scott McGehee White% b. 1 April 1846; d. in inf. 

10a. Martha Malinda McGehee% (dau. of John Scott and 
Malinda (Hill) McGehee), 1832-1872, m. Simeon Ohver, of Her- 
nando, Miss., and had: 

lb. Linda Hill 01iver% b. 16 Feby., 1854; d. Sept., 1884; m. 
W. P. Martin. 

2b. Charles Dandridge Oliver", b. 16 March, 1856. 

3b. SalHe McGehee Oliver", b. 19 Dec, 1858 ; m. G. S. Postom. 

4b. Simeon Shelton Oliver", b. 20 Dec, 1867. 

5b. Edward Oliver^ See ("E. S. of Ala."— "Oliver"). 

12a. Louisa Terrell McGehee*' (dau. of John Scott and Malinda 
(Hill) McGehee), 1837- , m. Malcom F. Gilchrist, of Miss., and 

lb. — Lula Gilchrist% b. Oct., 1858 ; m. Elzey Meacham, of Mem- 
phis ; 2b. — Annie Gilchrist% d. in inf. ; 3b. — William A. Gilchrist% b. 
31 Dec, 1861; m. Mrs. Laura Shields, of Nashville, Tenn.; 4b. — 
Malcom Gilchrist, Jr.% b. 22 July, 1885 ; m. Julia Kerr, of Memphis, 

2. James Alford Hill-^ (Miles*, Abraham% Abr.-, HenryO, 
1797-1831, m. 29 Oct., 1818, Amelia Walton Hill, his first cousin, 
b. 12 Aug., 1800, dau. of Thomas (1780-1816) and Sallie (Mc- 
Gehee) Hill ("E. S. of Ala.", p. 529; and post (1, XII, B. P. O.). 

Issue : 

la. Bettie HilP, m. William Seay, and had : lb. — Katie Seay^ 

2a. Lucinda Malinda HiW, m. (I) Ben Blanton, of Griffin, Ga., 
son of Rev. Benjamin Blanton (b. in N. C. ; d. 5 Sept., 1845, in 
Oglethorpe Co., Ga.) and his wife, Susannah Davis, b. in Dublin, 
Ireland ; d. 19 Feby., 1844, dau. of John Davis, a Welshman and an 
officer in the British Army; m. (II) Henry E. Williamson, eldest 
son of Isaac and Sarah (Freeman) Wilkinson, (q. v.). 

3a. Thomas HilP, m. Miss Stratton, of Miss., and moved to 
Texas. N. R. 

4a. Cordelia Ann HilP, m. her first cousin, Peter Oliver, son 
of Dionysius Oliver and his 1st wife, Lucinda McGehee, dau. of 
Mica j ah and Ann (Scott) McGehee, and sister of Sallie (McGehee) 

AND Allied Families 97 

Hill, who became the second wife of Dionysius Oliver. ("E. S. of 
Ala.", pp. 528-'9). 

2a. Lucinda Malinda Hill" (2, XH, B. P. 0.) had by 1st mar.: 

lb. Susan Amelia Blanton', b. Sept. 4, 1844; m. 1 Oct., 
1870, Levi Ezell Veal, b. 16 Nov., 1836; d. 14 Aug., 1912, and had: 

Ic. Lizzielee VeaP, b. 8 July, 1872; d. 19 Feby., 1888, unm., 
aged 16 years. 

2c. Willie Ben VeaP, b. 4 May, 1876 ; m. 29 July, 1914, Miss 
Estelle Johnson, of San Marcus, Tex., and had : Id. — Dean Johnson 
Veal, b. 4 April, 1916. 

3c. Mary Belle Powell VeaP, b. 4 March, 1878 ; m. 27 April, 
1911, William Jordan. 

Mrs. Susan Amelia (Blanton) Veal, living 1921, in Barnesville, 

3. Hampton Wootten Hill^ (Miles\ Abraham^), 1800-1851, 
m. EUDOCIA Lane, her 1st husband, dau. of Joseph Lane, Jr., and 
his wife Elizabeth Hill, dau. of Isaac (1761-1833) and Nancy 
(Grain) Hill and sister of Nancy Lane, who m. Judge Walter Terry 
Colquitt. She m. (U) Joseph Winship, of Atlanta, his 2nd wife, 
father of George (d. 11 April, 1916) and Robert Winship, deed. 
Issue by 1st mar., none by 2nd : 

la. Tabitha% called "Pug" Hill, m. Col. Chesley Howard, of 
Atlanta, Ga., having children who are prominent both socially and 
in business. 

2a. Miles H. HilP, who was Capt. of Co. "B", 4th Ga. Regt., 
C. S. A. Not traced. 

3a. Blanton HilP, N. R. ; 4a.— Joe HilP, N. R. 

5a. Nannie HilP, m. Major Brow Morgan, of LaGrange and 
Atlanta, Ga., both deed. Issue: 

lb. Lizzie Hill Morgan% m. in 1888, Charles T. Hopkins, b. 29 
May, 1862; d. 10 Dec, 1921, son of the late Judge John L. Hopkins, 
prominent attorney-at-law, of Atlanta, Ga., and has several chil- 
dren: Chas. T., Jr.«; John L. IP; Alex. S.% Nancy Hill Hopkins^ 

2b. Gussie Morgan^ m. Jefferson Pearce. 

3b. Charlie Morgan. N. R. 

6a. Augusta Hill^ who m. Joseph Thompson (d. 3 Dec, 
1921, aged 79 years), 1st wife, of Atlanta, Ga. No issue. She was 
one of the most lovable and adorable women of her day. Nature 
endowed her with a personality and character so replete with 
charm and beauty as to win for her unusual admiration and love. 
A sincere admirer and devoted kinsman always spoke of her as 
"Sweet Beautiful" — an appellation so appropriate and well merited 
that many others used it. In the Atlanta Journal, July 13, 1916, 
appeared the following: "Fire Headquarters Bell soon will bei 
removed and placed in City Park. The bell is named "Augusta 
Hill" after the deed, wife of Col. Joseph Thompson. In 1866, just 
before the bell was bought, a fair was held where the James Bank 

98 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

block now stands by the Firemen's Fair Association to raise th« 
funds needed to purchase the bell. A contest was held for the 
most popular young lady at the fair, and Miss Augusta Hill was 
accorded the honor and the bell named after her. When later, as 
the wife of Col. Thompson, the belle of the 60's, for whom the big 
tocsin was named, passed away, the bell tolled during the funeral." 
Joseph Thompson m. (H) Miss Emma Mims, only dau. of Major 
Livingston Mims, deed., and his wife, Miss Sue Harper, who bore 
him an only son: 

lb. Livingston Mims Thompson^ of Louisville, Ky., d. 20 Oct. 
1920, in Asheville, N. C; m. Miss Helen Nicholson, dau. of G. A. 
Nicholson, deed., of Atlanta, Ga. They have two children: Mary^ 
and Emma^ Thompson. 

4. Blanton Meade Hill' (Miles*, Abraham^, Abr.S Henry^), 
1802-1857, m. 9 May, 1825, Elizabeth Ann Hill% his 1st cousin, 
dau. of Abrahams 1759-1818, and Elizabeth (McGehee) Hill (vide 
ante 2, H, B. P. O., p. 64). 

5. Ann Hill'' (Miles*, Abrahams Abr.-, Henry^), 1804-1868, 
m. 24 Feby., 1824, Nicholas Meriwether Taliaferro, b. 29 Dec, 
1801 ; d. 23 June, 1871, in Ark., son of Genl. Benjamin Teliaferro 
and his 1st wife, Martha Meriwether, dau. of David Meriwether, 
Member of 7th, 8th and 9th Congresses — 1801-1807 — and repre- 
sentative of Presidents Jefferson and Jackson in negotiations with 
the Creeks and Cherokees. (See "E. S. of Ala.", p. 513; "Va. 
Alumni Bulletin", Oct., 1913, Vol. 6, No. 3, p. 638 ; "Georgian", by 
Gov. Geo. R. Gilmer). 

Benjamin Taliaferro was a Capt. and rendered 7 years service 
in the Continental line (Va. Co. Rec, Vol. 6, pp. 33 and 52), re- 
moved soon after the war, in 1784, to Ga., was often a member of 
the Legislature, served as President of the State Senate, and though 
he had never even read law, was elected by the Legislature a Judge 
of the Superior Court, became a Member of Congress, and declined 
to accept a nomination as Governor. (See "Ga. Land and People", 
pp. 150-'l-'2, by Frances Lutcher Mitchell). Issue: 

la. Benjamin Blanton TaliaferroS b. 1 Feby., 1830; d. 8 Nov., 
1862, unm. 

2a. Malinda Margaret TaliaferroS b. 30 May, 1832; d. 1868. 
(q. v.). 

3a. John Nicholas TaliaferroS b. 10 May., 1835; d. 9 Oct., 
1904. (q. v.). 

4a. Miles Hill Taliaf erroS b. 23 Jany., 1837 ; d. 12 Oct., 1860, 

5a. James Hampton Taliaf erroS b. 20 Aug., 1842 ; d. 20 Jany., 
1890. (q. v.). 

6a. Ann Amelia TaliaferroS b. 13 Aug., 1845; d. 

7a. Martha Malinda Taliaferro^, b. 1 March, 1847. (q. v.). 

AND Allied Families 99 

2a. Malinda Margaret Taliaferro" (Ann^ MilesS Abraham^*), 
1832-1868, m. Thomas Brewer, of Wilkes Co., Ga. Issue: 

lb. Rosa Brewer, m. John H. Breathwaite. 

2b. Benjamin Taliaferro Brewer^ d. 

3b. Nicholas Taliaferro Brewer, d. 

4b. Lucy Carter Brewer, m. Jesse DeLoney and had: Ic. — 
Antoinette DeLoney*; 2c. — Thomas DeLoney^; 3c. — Lucy Clive 

3a. John Nicholas Taliaferro" (Ann-', Miles^ Abraham^), 1835- 
1904, m. in 1858, Ann Barbara Cosby McGehee, b. 10 March, 1838 ; 
d. 3 July, 1889. Issue: 

lb. Lucy Hill Taliaferro', b. July, 1860, m. John H. Breath- 
waite, d. Jany., 1920. 

2b. Mary Edward Taliaferro% b. March, 1862. 

3b. Linda Martha Taliaferro% b. 2 March, 1875; d. Jany., 
1920; m. 28 Dec, 1898, John Herndon Hollis, of Little Rock, 
Ark., 1st wife, b. 5 Feby., 1870. Issue : 

Ic. Barbara Herndon Homs^ b. 24 Sept., 1899. 

2c. Nicholas Taliaferro Hollis^ b. 15 Nov., 1900. 

3c. Mildred Hollis*, b. 19 May, 1902. 

4c. Linda Taliaferro Hollis*, b. 13 May, 1904. 

5c. John Herndon Hollis, Jr.*, b. 3 July, 1906. 

6c. Wiliam Taliaferro Hollis*, b. 5 July, 1908. 

4b. Barbara McGehee Taliaferro' (John Nicholas% Ann% 
Miles*), b. 1877; m. Oct., 1904, Eugene Perry Aldredge, b. 30 May, 
1875, and had: Ic. — Eugene Perry Aldredge, Jr., b. 5 Jany., 1905. 

5a. James Hampton Taliaferro" (Ann^ MilesS Abraham^), 
1842-1890, m. Rebecca McGehee. Issue: 

lb. John Nicholas Taliaferro^ b. 6 Oct., 1871 ; d. 11 Dec, 1890. 

2b. Miles Hill Taliaferro", b. 13 March, 1873 ; d. 9 Feby., 1881. 

3b. Edward McGehee Taliaferro", b. 31 Jany., 1875; m. 1 
March, 1913, Nora Quinn. 

4b. Julia McGehee Taliaferro% b. 31 Dec, 1876; m. 8 Sept., 
1901, S. J. T. Wynne, b. 3 Aug., 1876, and had: Ic— Clara Talia- 
ferro Wynne*, b. 14 Oct., 1902 ; 2c— Rebecca McGehee Wynne*, b. 
.6 June, 1904 ; 3c.— James Taliaferro Wynne*, b. 30 Aug., 1909. 

7a. Martha Malinda Taliaferro" (Ann% Miles*, Abraham^), 
b. 1847; m. (I), 30 Jany., 1873, James Meriwether Duncan, b. 3 
June, 1842 ; d. 22 March, 1873. (See post 4a, 5, X, B. P. O.) , son of 
Perry Emory Duncan (1800-1869) and his wife, Mary Ann Tabitha 
Hill; m. (II) in 1877 Horace Jewell, a Methodist minister, b. 3 
Dec, 1832, killed in 1917 by train while crossing track. Issue by 
1st mar.: a dau., Jimmie Duncan^ b. 5 Nov., 1873; m. 7 Nov., 
1894, John H. Arnold. 

Issue by 2nd mar. 

2b. Albert Taliaferro JewelP, b. 13 Dec, 1878. 

3b. Linda Taliaferro Jewell', b. 23 Aug., 1880. 

4b. Ann Taliaferro JewelF, b. 7 June, 1883 ; m. (I) , 18 June, 

100 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

1913, Walter Roy Purcell; m. (II), Sept., 1921, John Hollis Hern- 
don, 2nd wife. 

5b. Horace Hughes Jewell", b. 2 Aug., 1885. 

6b. Nicholas Taliaferro JewelP, b. 27 May, 1887 ; m. 7 March, 
1911, Grace Briant. 

X.— Wylie Hill^ (Abraham^ Abraham^, Henrys), 1775-1844, 
b. in Wake Co., N. C; d. in Wilkes Co., Ga., eleven miles north- 
west of Washington, on the south side of the road to Danielsville, 
where stood the old home of Genl., later Governor, John Clark, 
who was one of the most commanding and outstanding characters 
of the early history of the State, and where two of his sons are 
buried. On one tomb is this inscription: ''George Walton Clark, 
son of John and Nancy Clark, born 11 Jany., 1797; died October 
27, 1798". The slab marking the grave of the other son has dis- 
appeared. Here on the night preceding the battle of Kettle Creek, 
the Revolutionary troops bivouacked. Col. Wylie Hill purchased 
the property in 1799 or 1800, and Mrs. Nancy Clark, because of the 
graves of her little sons, was so loath to leave the place that she 
pleaded and prevailed with Col. and Mrs. Hill for permission to 
remain with them several months after their taking possession. 
The original building was a large, commodious frame structure, of 
the best type then prevalent, but in the fifties, after the death of 
both Col. and Mrs. Hill, it passed into the hands of their youngest 
daughter, Mrs. Dr. William M. Jordan. She razed the old building 
and erected in its stead what was probably the handsomest Colonial 
home in the County. Alas ! within a year after its completion, this 
magnificent mansion was completely destroyed by fire. It was re- 
placed by a roomy cottage — designed to accommodate all comers, 
but this too has disappeared, leaving naught but the burial ground 
with its tombs to mark the site. 

Will of Wylie Hill. In the name of God, Amen : I Wylie 
Hill of the County of Wilkes and State of Georgia, being of sound 
mind and perfect memory, blessed be God, do make and ordain this 
to be my last will and testament, in manner following, that is to 

First as to my body I wish it to be decently buried in the gar- 
den where my two little granddaughters are buried. 

I wish for all my just debts to be paid first and then the balance 
to be divided as I shall state in this my last will February Thir- 
teenth, Eighteen Hundred and thij^ty seven. 

I wish for my wife and my three sons to have the management 
of my property at my death, as the boys come of age they will see 
to it. 

I wish to have a house built over my grave large enough to 
cover my dear wife also, let the sils be out of old post oak 14 inches 
square set on rocks one foot from the ground. Have the frame 
about five feet high covered with good heart shingles fully one inch 

AND Allied Families 101 

thick after they are drawn, and good heart weather boarding 
painted black. 

My will and desire is that my dear wife shall have those slaves 
during her life or widowhood for to support her and my two young- 
est sons Wylie P. Hill and A. T. W. Hill and school them. These 
are the negroes I leave to my dear wife: Edward and his wife 
Sarah and their two youngest children, one leg Grace and their two 
sons Tony and Frank and one set of the blacksmith Tools, Amanda 
and Vilo Jacob and his wife Grace and their youngest children 
Cato and Sandy Squire and Gideon Jeffrey and the use of the upper 
mill to grind for her during her natural life or widowhood. As to 
the children, my son Burwell P. Hill had by Martha his last wife, 
I will them one dollar a piece, and as to the part that would fall to 
my son Burwell P. Hill's heirs, my will and desire is that his 
daughter by his first wife should have it, Sarah Ann Eliza Render 
Hill if she should live to have heir and if she should die it's all to 
fall back to my children that's living at that time. 

My house and plantation where I now live for the use of my 
dear wife during her life or widowhood, and at her death to go to 
my son Abraham T. W. Hill making the Crews Creek the line 
down the meanders of said creek to be the line until it goes to the 
fork below Clark road, thence to take a due East line to the back 
line towards James Render's old place, all to the south of that line 
I give to my son Wylie P. Hill, to him, his heirs and assigns for- 
ever, as far as my land goes toward Washington, the Newton and 
Lacky place, and Parks place and Wylie Burks place also, and all 
on the North of that line, the Clark place, John Hill place and the 
King place and Barnes Place and the John McGehee place and the 
saw and grist mills I give to my son Abraham T. W. Hill his heirs 
and assigns forever: 

The Abraham Hill place and the 212 acres up by Sardus and 
the 100 acres the Thomas Johnston place I give to my son Lodowick 
M. Hill in lieu of the Dodson place to him his heirs and assigns 
forever. Now should my son Lodowick M. Hill be pleased with 
the swap, my son Wylie P. Hill falls heir to the Abraham Hill place 
and the Sardus lands and the Thomas Johnston lands also. The 
balance of my landed property to be sold and to be divided between 
my four daughters, and as to my household furniture I wish at my 
wife's death to be flung into as many lots as I have living children 
at that time and to be equally divided among them. I don't wish 
anything sold out of the house, and as to my Buncombe lands, and 
stock thats there, I wish to be kept together if it suits for a re- 
treat to any of the children thats amind to go. 

My wife is to have Carpenter James and his wife Hester and 
Hannah and one of the small girls also, for which I had left out 

I leave to my dear wife her carriage and her two choice mules 
and one road wagon and the best team of mules, one ox wagon and 

102 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

two yoke of oxen, and two of her choice in the horses, and as much 
of the stock of cattle and hogs as my executors may think will do 
her and all the balance of the stock and property to be sold and 
equally divided between my living children at my death, and all the 
property that I leave to my wife and all the proceeds after support- 
ing her and my two youngest sons to be divided at her death 
equally between all her living children. 

Now these that are married and had of some property I have 
valued all that I gave them. Burwell P. Had Three thousand and 
twenty eight Dollars, Lodowick M. Hill Thirty one hundred and 
seventy three dollars, Sarah C. W. Jordan had three thousand and 
ninety eight dollars, Martha P. DuBose had Twenty eight hundred 
and ninety three dollars, Tabitha W. Duncan had twenty eight 
hundred and ninety five dollars. Now as to the landed property 
I left to my sons has nothing to do with any other property and 
also the landed property I left to be sold for my four daughters, 
has nothing to do with other property. I divided that myself those 
children that has those amounts of property are so much ahead of 
the other children which must all be made equal at the division: 
you will see my valuation on the back part of this book. Now all 
the money that is due me at my death is to be divided between my 
wife and my dear children to make them all equal, and as to the 
ready money thats in hand at my death, I wish to finish my two 
youngest son's education. As to the boy Joel / loaned to Sally 
Holmes, at her death, he is to be divided as my other property 
was (?). If my wife wants my gig and harness, let her have it, 
also now my dear children and wife I never want any of you to 
have any coldness nor any hard thoughts among any of you about 
what I leave behind, for my property I worked for, it wasn't given 
to me. I have left you all a plenty: and took as good care of it 
as I could, and I wish to dispose of it as I see proper. 

xxxxx____ _xxxxx 

Now my dear wife I have left old man Edward to you during 
your natural life. I want him treated well and never to be put out 
under an overseer. I wish for him to do any thing he can for you, 
but not to be treated ill by anybody, and let him have time to make 
him a little crop, and land convenient for him to tend, he has been 
a faithful slave to me, and I want him favored in his old age. I 
should have left him to have served nobody but I have seen the 
evil of it they have come to suffer, and when it is the will of God 
to take you, I wish for him and his wife to go and live with any one 
of my children that they wish to, that will treat them well, let them 
have their choice, he has helped me to get what I have got. 

I constitute nominate and appoint my wife Martha executrix 
and my sons Lodowick M. Hill and Wylie P. Hill and Abraham T. 
W. Hill as they become of age my executors of this my last will and 

AND Allied Families 103 

testament and in Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand 
and seal this 13th day of February 1837. 

(Signed) Wyhe Hill. 
Signed sealed and acknowledged in presence of 
Test. : T. J. Walton 

Thomas 0. Christian 
Thomas B. J. Hill 

X. Wylie Hill* (Abraham^), m., 29 March, 1799, Martha 
("Patsy") Pope, b. 18 April, 1782; d. 15 July, 1853, dau. of Bur- 
well (1751-1800) and Priscilla (Wootten) Pope. Burwell Pope 
was a Justice of the Peace and member of the Inferior Court of 
Pleas and Quarter Sessions, of Wake Co., N. C, during the Revolu- 
tion; was a member from Wake Co. of the N. C. Provincial Con- 
gress, at Halifax, N. C, in 1781-'2; removed to Ga. prior to 8 
Feby., 1785 (Wake Co. Deed Book G, p. 38), and obtained grants 
to 1300 acres of land in Wilkes Co., in July, 1787 ; member of the 
Ga. State Senate from Oglethorpe Co., 1794-'5 and 1799 ; member 
of the Ga. State Constitutional Convention in 1798 ; voted against 
the Yazoo Fraud ("N. C. Booklet", Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 3-14 ; Wheeler's 
His. of N. C", pp. 421-'2 ; "Story of Ga.", pp. 173-179, by G. G. 
Smith; see also Popes in this Book). Issue: 

1. Burwell Pope HilP, b. 19 Feby., 1800; d. 10 Jany., 1833. 
(q. v.). 

2. LODOWiCK Meriwether Hill\ b. 27 Nov., 1804 ; d. 13 Oct., 
1883. (q. v.). 

3. Sarah Christian Walton Hill"', b. 5 Dec, 1807; d. 28 June, 
1842. (q. v.). 

4. Martha Pope HilP, b. 30 July, 1810 ; d. 5 Nov., 1848. (q. v.). 

5. Mary Ann Tabitha HilP, b. 26 Aug., 1814; d. 22 Jany., 1868, 
in Panola Co., Miss. (q. v.). 

6. Amelia Thomas HilP, b. 10 Feby., 1817; d. 9 Jany., 1882. 
(q. v.). 

7. Wylie Pope Hill% b. 10 Aug., 1820; d. 10 Sept., 1864. (q. v.). 

8. Abraham Thomas Walton HilP, b. 25 Jany., 1822 ; d. 5 July, 
1845. (q. v.). 

9. Nancy Hill, d. in inf. 

1. Burwell Pope Hill'^ (Wylie\ Abraham^ Abraham^ Hen- 
ryO, 1800-1833, m. (I) 15 April, 1824, Elizabeth C. Render, dau. 
of James and Elizabeth (Hamilton) Render, James Armstrong, 
Minister of the Gospel officiating; m. (II), 18 Nov., 1829, Martha 
Pope Johnson, her 1st husband, b. 10 May, 1814 ; d. 19 June, 1893, 
Sylvanus Gibson, M. G., officiating, dau. of Col. William and Nancy 
(Hill) Johnson, his 2nd cousin. (Vide ante p. 36, 8, IV, A. P. O.). 
Issue by 1st mar. : 

la. Sarah Ann Eliza Render HilP, b. 21 Nov., 1828; d. June, 
1885. (q. v.). 

Issue by 2nd mar.: 

104 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

2a. Alexander Franklin Hill, b. in Wilkes Co., 20 Feby., 1831 ; 
d. in Meriwether Co., in 1888. (q .v.). 

3a. Martha Catharine, called "Kitty", HilP. (q. v.) . 

la. Sarah Ann Eliza Render Hill^ (BurwelP, Wylie''), 
1828-1885, m. 7 July, 1853, Dr. William Fleming Walker, of 
Okolona, Miss., b. 24 Jany., 1828 ; d. 18 March, 1910. Issue : 

lb. Mary Amelia Walker% b. 3 June, 1854. (q. v.). 

2b. Martha Hill Walker% b. 23 Sept., 1855 ; d. 9 Dec, 1893 ; m. 
(I), May, 1882, William Dukeminier, d. Jany., 1884; m. (H), March, 
1897, Dr. James Cook, deed. 

3b. Cora May Walker, b. 4 Oct., 1857; d. May, 1903; m. c. 

1881, Dr. John Wesley Edwards, d. 3 Dec, 1914, and had: 

Ic Dr. William Blount Edwards% d. 1918, at Albuquerque, 
N. M, ; m , and had two sons. 

2c Annie Mae Edwards% b ; m. 15 Oct., 1917, George 

Eugene Chambers, 1. in Atlanta, 1920. 

3c John Wylie Edwards\ single, 1. 1920, at Bartlesville, 

4b. William Burwell Walker, b. 24 Jany., 1859; d. 19 Feby., 
1904; m. 7 June, 1888, Mary Dudley Sykes, b. 1868. (q. v.). 

5b. Lena Clifford Walker% b. 28 Jany., 1861; m. 31 Jany., 

1882, William J. Burt, d. 9 April, 1907. She lives in Columbus, 

6b. James Meriwether Walker% b. 26 April, 1862; m. 4 Sept., 
1893, Orpha Roberts — living in Idaho. 

7b. Maggie Eloise Walker', b. 16 Dec, 1863; d. 23 Jany., 
1907 ; m. 22 July, 1890, Perry Lauderdale, d. 15 Nov., 1913. 

8b. Lulu Eliza Walker, b. 27 Aug., 1867; m. 29 Oct., 1897, 
Giddeon C. Ray, d. 23 Jany., 1907. She lives at Carbon Hill, Ala. 

lb. Mary Amelia Walker^ (dau. of Dr William F.), b. 23 
June, 1854; m. 3 Jany., 1878, Thomas J. Dukeminier, b. 18 July, 
1854; d. 10 Dec, 1917. Issue: 

Ic William Emmette Dukeminier% b. 25 Dec, 1878; m. 2 
Dec, 1907, Mrs. Jessie Benn. 

2c. Algernon Sydney Dukeminier^ b. 21 Oct., 1880; m. 18 
Feby., 1904, Miss Lelia Gillespie. 

3c Mamie Pearl Dukeminier-, b. 2 Feby., 1883; m. 20 Nov., 

1907, Ralph A. Bryan. 

4c. Annie Render Dukeminier^ b. 13 Jany., 1885 ; m. 21 Jany., 

1909, Henry Sudduth. 

5c. Mattie Lou Dukeminier^ b. 5 Feby., 1887; m. 11 Oct., 

1908, Raymond Coltram. 

6c. Thos. Jefferson Dukeminier^ b. 6 Dec, 1888; m. May, 

1910, Miss Alice Ames. 

7c. James Walker Dukeminier®, b. 3 Oct., 1891 ; m. 15 Dec, 
1912, Mattie Rose Tuberville. 

8c. Jesse Julius Dukeminier^ b. 3 Jany., 1894. Single. 

4b. William Burwell Walker^ (Dr. William F.), 1859-1904, 

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and his wife, Mary Dudley Sykes, dau. of Capt. Thos. Sykes (son 
of Dr. William A. Sykes) and his wife, Maria H. Jones, had: 

Ic. Corinne Sykes Walker, b. 31 July, 1893; m. 29 March, 
1918, Dr. James M. Acker, Jr., of Aberdeen, Miss., and has one 
dau.; Id. — Corinne Hortense Acker% b. c. Jany., 1919, aged 19 
mos., Aug. 13, 1920. 

2c. Mary Dudley Walker^, b. 1 Oct., 1899. 

3c. William Burwell Walker, Jr.^ b. 31 Aug., 1903. 

2a. Alexander Franklin Hill" (Burwell% WylieS Abra- 
ham^), 1831-1888, was a Captain in First Ga. Regulars, C. S. A., 
m. c. 1855, Mrs. Mary Jane (Warner) Thomas, of Meriwether 
Co., b. in Knoxville, Crawford Co., Ga., 4 March, 1832, dau, of 
Chief Justice Hiram Warner, deed., of the Supreme Court of 
Ga. (b. in 1802 in Mass., son of Obadiah (son of Joshua) Warner 
and his wife, Jane CofRn, dau. of Capt. Coffin, of Martha's Vine- 
yard) and his wife, Sarah Abercrombie. Mrs. Hill 1. 1921, in 
Greenville, Meriwether Co., Ga. Issue: 

lb. Burwell Obadiah HilP, b. 17 Aug., 1856; d. 4 Aug., 1918. 
(q. v.). 

2b. Hiram Warner Hill", b. 18 July, 1858. (q. v.). 

3b. Sarah HilP, b. 1 May, 1860. (q. v.). 

4b. Martha Hiir, b. 1 April, 1865. (q. v.). 

5b. Mary Hill", b. 20 May, 1867. (q. v.). 

6b. Alexander Franklin Hill, Jr.% b. 21 Oct., 1867. Single. 

7b. Catharine, called 'Tip", HilP, b. 27 Aug., 1871. (q. v.). 

8b. Albert Meriwether Hill", b. 12 July, 1874; m. Susie Parks 

9b. Robert Johnson HilF, b. 15 Aug., 1876; m. Ethel Dallas 
and has: Ic. — Mary Jane HilP. 

lb. Burivell Obadiah HUP (Capt. Frank% BurwelP, Wylie*), 
1856-1918, m. 22 Feb., 1882, Ellen Pinson, of Coweta Co., Ga. Is- 
sue: Ic. — Frank HilP, d. ; 2c. — Martha HilP, m. Howard Arnold, 
of Columbia, S. C, no issue; 3c. — William P. HilP, single; 4c. — 
Jane Warner HilP, m. J. D. Hudson, of LaGrange, Ga., and has: 
Id.— Ellen Pinson Hudson^ ; 5c.— Obadiah W. HilP, m. Mary Ren- 
der, no children, 1. 1921, in Greenville, Meriwether Co., Ga. ; 
6c. — George T. Hill, of Greenville, Ga., single. 

2b. Hiram Warner Hill^ (Capt. Frank^ BurwelP, Wylie*), 
b. 18 July, 1858, educated in the schools of Greenville, Ga., and at 
Emory College, Oxford, Ga. ; later law course at Harvard U., 
taking his degree in 1881 ; for eight years member of State Legis- 
lature — four years of the time served as Chairman of the General 
Judiciary Committee of the House ; appointed in 1903 for six years 
on State Railroad Commission and re-elected in 1909 for second 
term ; then appointed Associate Justice of the State Supreme Court, 
and re-elected to this office which he still fills. He m. Sept. 24, 
1884, Lena Harris, dau. of Hon. Henry R. Harris, deed., and his 
wife Eliza A. Gresham. Hon. Henry R. Harris was a Member of 

106 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Congress from 1872 to 1878, both inclusive, and again in 1884, and 
later for three years was 3rd Asst. Postmaster General during 
Presdt. Cleveland's administration. ("Memoirs of Ga.", Vol. 2, p. 
510; "Men of Mark in Ga.", Vol. 5, pp. 318-321). Issue: Ic— 
Hiram Warner Hill, Jr.% of Greenville, Ga., (q. v.) ; 2c. — Eliza 
Pope HilP (q. v.); 3c.— Frank HilP, single; 4c.— Mary HilP, m. 
Edmund Walker, of Madison, Ga. ; 5c. — Sarah HilP, single; 6c. — 
Pope HilP, single. 

Ic. Hiram Warner Hill, Jr.®, m. Georgia Kendrick. Issue: 
Id. — Virginia Hill'^; 2d. — Jane Warner HilP. 

2c. Eliza Pope HilP (Hiram Warner, Sr.'^) m. Edwin Martin, 
of Fort Valley, Ga., and has: Id. — Charles Mann Martin"; 2d. — 
Sarah Martini 

3b. Sarah Hill^ (Capt. Frank«, BurwelP), b. 1 May, 1860; 
m. Edmund Wellborn Martin, of Atlanta, Ga., a prominent atty.- 
at-law, ex-representative in the State Legislature from Fulton Co., 
and for many years President Board of Trustees of the Grady Hos- 
pital. He is the son of Col. John Marshall Martin, of Pensacola, 
Fla., b. in S. C. in 1832; d. Aug. 10, 1921, who was Colonel of the 
9th Fla. Reg. in the C. S. A., and was with Genl. Lee at Appomat- 
tox at the surrender, and who was also the last surviving member 
of the Confederate Congress. (Atlanta Journal, May 24 and Aug. 
11, 1921). Issue: 

Ic. Willie Wellborn MARTIN^ m. George Fletcher Hurt 
and has: Id. — Edmund Woodruff Hurt% student at U. of Ga. ; 
2d.— Sarah Bright Hurt'; 3d.— Joel Hurt IIP. 

2c. Hiram Warner Martin^ Presdt. and Director of the 
Lowry Natl. Bank of Atlanta ; formerly Presdt. Ga. Bankers Assn. ; 
ex-Vice Presdt. for Ga. of Amn. Bankers Assn. ; a former director 
of the Assn. of Rural-City Banks and ex-Presdt. of the Atlanta 
Chapter of the American Banking Institute; and member of the 
Bond Sinking Fund Commission; m. Sallie Brown Connally, 
dau. of Dr. E. L. Connally and his wife, Mary Brown, dau. of ex- 
Gov. Joseph E. Broivn, deed., and sister of ex-Gov. Joseph M. 

3c. Frank Hill Martin^ Major U. S. A., in World War. Single. 

4c. Edmund Martin, Jr.^ d. at age of 9 years. 

4b. Martha HilP (Capt. Frank", BurwelP), b. 1 April, 1865; 
m. James Ogletree Tigner, of Greenville, Ga. Issue. 

Ic. Mary Jane Tigner^ Single. 

2c. Leander Hope Tigner^ d. unm. 

3c. Catherine Tigner^ m. Mr. Battle Boddie. Issue: Id. — 
James Boddie^. 

4c. Alexander Franklin Tigner^ Single. 

5c. Sarah Martin Tigner^ Single. 

6c. Warner Stinson Tigner® ; 7c. — James Tigner®, d. 1919. 

8c. Mattie Ellen Tigner®, d. unm. 

5b. Mary HilP (Capt. Frank% Burwell^, b. 20 May, 1867; m. 

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(I), Charles Gates Eckford, of Atlanta; m. (II), John Wesley 
Milligan, of Pittsburgh, Pa., 2nd wife. Issue by 1st, none by 2nd, 

Ic. Charles Gates Eckford, Jr., m. Nellie P. Hunnicutt, of 
Athens, Ga., and has: Id.— Mary DuPree Eckford^ 2d. — Sarah 
Elinor Eckford". 

2c. William Eckford^ single. 

7b. Catherine, called 'Tip", Hill" (Capt. Frank«, BurwelP), 
1871-1 . . , m. Dr. E. B. Terrell and had: Ic. — Catherine Terrell, 
m , 1921, Thomas Willingham Tift. 

3a. Martha Catharine, called "Kitty", HilP (BurwelP, Wylie^), 
m. Aquilla Chaney, of Chalybeate Springs, Ga. They later re- 
moved to East Point, Ga., where both died. Mr. Chaney m. (II) 
a lady from Texas, who survived him and later returned to Texas. 
No issue by either marriage. 

Martha Pope (Johnson) Hill' (dau. of Col. William and 
Nancy (Hill) Johnson and widow of Burwell Pope Hill, 1800- 
1833), m. (II). 18 March, 1834, Rev. William D. Martin, of Meri- 
wether Co., Ga., b. in Wilkes Co., in 1806; d. Jan., 1864. Issue: 

4a. Nancy Jane, called ''Bouge", Martin", b. c. 1835 ; d. 3 Oct., 
1901. (q. v.). 

5a. William Marshall Martin^ d. in young manhood, unm. 

6a. John Oliver Martin^ d. y. 

7a. Susan Martin'', d. y. 

8a. Anna Harriette Martin", deed., m. Alonzo Freeman and 
had: lb. — Ninda Freeman^ deed., m , and left one child. 

9a. Peter W. Martin®, d. in middle life, unm. He represented 
Meriwether Co. in the Legislature, was talented and universally 

10a. George Johnson Martin", deed., represented Meriwether 
Co. in the Legislature; m. Martha Pinson, of Newnan, Ga. Issue: 

lb. — William Martin^ single; 2b. — George Martin, Jr.^ m ; 

3b. — Evelyn Martin", single; 4b. — Susie Martin, single; 5b. — Peter 
Martin", single; 6b. — Frank Martin", m 

4a. Nancy Jane, called "Bouge", Martin" (Rev. William^), e. 
1835-1901, m. 6 Dec., 1853, Major William F. Slaton, b. 6 March, 
1831 ; d. 29 Nov., 1916, son of John Slaton, of Autauga, Ala., and 
his wife, Nancy Harris, sister of the late Congressman, Hon. 
Henry R. Harris, of the 4th Dist. of Ga. He graduated at Emory 
College, Oxford, Ga., with degree of M.A., later the U. of Ga. con- 
ferred upon him the same degree; entered C. S. A. as Lieut.; pro- 
moted to Major for conspicuous bravery; was made prisoner at 
battle of Lookout Mountain Pass, sent to Johnson's Island, and 
while a prisoner there was made Lieut. Col. In 1874, he was made 
principal of the Boys' High School in Atlanta, and in 1879 made 
Superintendent of the Atlanta City Schools, from which he retired 
in 1907, after serving 28 years in that capacity. At one time he 

108 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

was both President of the Southern Educational Association and 
director of the National Educational Assn. (Atlanta Journal, 
Nov. 29, 1916). Issue: 

lb. William M. Slaton^ (q. v.). 

2b. Kate Slaton", m. Wade Hill Blanchard, deed. No issue. 

3b. Mattie Lee Slaton% single. Head of Dept. of French in 
Girls' High School of Atlanta. 

4b. Annie May Slaton". (q. v.). 

5b. Lilly Slaton', m. Samuel C. Atkinson, Associate Justice 
of the State Supreme Court, his 2nd wife. No issue. 

6b. John Marshall Slaton", atty. at law; for several terms 
president Ga. State Senate, and ex-Governor of the State; m. 
Sallie Fannie (Grant) Jackson, widow of Thos. Cobb Jackson, and 
dau. of Capt. William Daniel Grant, deed., and his wife Sallie 
Fannie Reid, deed. No issue. 

7b. Lula Slaton\ m. William A. MacGregor, of N. Y. City and 
has one child. 

lb. William M. Slaton'^ (son of Wm. F.), for circa 10 years, 
from 1907 was Superintendent of the Atlanta City Schools, suc- 
ceeding his father on his retirement; m. Mattie Jackson, dau. of 
the late Chief Justice James Jackson. Issue: 

Ic. William F. Slaton, Jr.«, Major U. S. A., A. E. F. Single. 

2c. Waldo M. Slaton«, First Lieut., U. S. A., A. E. F., d. in 

3c. John Marshall Slaton, Jr.% 1st Lieut. U. S. A., A. E. F. 

4c. James Jackson Slaton^ 

5c. Lamar (a dau.) Slaton^ m. 1918, Edward N. Hitt. 

4b. Annie May Slaton" (dau. Wm. F.) m. Albigenes Lamar 
Waldo, of Atlanta, Ga. Issue: 

Ic. Sarah Waldo% m. A. McD. Wilson, Jr. 

2c. Nancy Waldo^ d. unm. 

3c. Kate Waldo^ m. Robt. H. Jones, Jr. 

4c. Nell Waldo^ m. Capt. William Stockton, U. S. A. 

5c. Albigenes Lamar Waldo, Jr.% d. 

6c. Slaton Waldo^ 

2. LoDOWiCK Meriwether Hill^ (X, B, P, O), 1804-1883. 

He was named for his cousin Lodowick Hill, son of Theophilus^ 
(PO) and Theresa (Thomas) Hill, who died in Edgefield Dist., 
S. C, 27 July, 1822, and Hon. David Meriwether, his father's 
friend, and member of Congress from Ga. from 1801 to 1807, who 
also represented Presidents Jefferson and Jackson in negotiations 
with the Creeks and Cherokees. When 14 years of age was placed 
in the grammar school at Athens and in July, 1821, entered Frank- 
lin College and was a member of the class of 1825, which was so 
highly commended by the venerable president Moses Waddell, and 
admittedly first in scholarship in the college. Though his father 
wanted him to complete his college course and to be a lawyer, he 

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was so impatient to marry and begin active life as a merchant and 
planter that despite urgent protests by friends and faculty and 
family, he withdrew from college in 1824 when he had just risen 
to the Senior class, and immediately he engaged in planting and 
merchandising. On Feb. 29, 1832, he was commissioned as Colonel 
of the 18th Regt. of Militia, which with the 19th constituted the 
First Brigade of the Fourth Division. The Washington Guards 
belonged to his Regt. and Robert A. Toombs (later U. S. Sr.) was 
commissioned as 1st Lieut, of this Co. on 7 March, 1832. On 21 
May, 1835, he surrendered his commission by reason of removal 
from the Dist. 

By His Excellency Wilson Lumpkin, Governor and Commander 
in Chief of the Army and Navy of this State and of the Militia 

LODOWICK M. Hill Greeting : 

We, reposing especial trust and confidence in your patriotism, 
valor, conduct and fidelity, do by these presents constitute and 
appoint you 

Colonel of the 18th Regiment 
of Militia formed for the defence of the State, and for repelling 
every hostile invasion thereof. You are therefore carefully and 
diligently to discharge the duty of Colonel by doing and perform- 
ing all manner of things thereunto belonging. And we do strictly 
charge and require all Officers and Privates under your command, 
to be obedient to your orders as Colonel. And you are to observe 
and follow such orders and directions from time to time, as you 
shall receive from me or a future Governor and Commander in 
Chief of this State, for the time being, or any other of your su- 
perior officers in pursuance of the trust reposed in you. This Com- 
mission to continue in force during your usual residence with the 
Regiment to which you belong, unless removed by sentence of a 
Court Martial, or by the Governor on the address of two thirds of 
each branch of the General Assembly. 

Given under my hand and the Seal of the Executive Depart- 
ment at the Capitol at Milledgeville this twenty ninth day of Feb- 
ruary in the year of Our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and 
thirty two and of the Independence of America the fifty sixth. 

By the Governor Wilson Lumpkin 

E. Hamilton, Secretary of State. 
A true copy: 

J. Ed. Eubanks, Lt. Col., A. D. C, Apr. 10, 1913. 

In 1842 and 1843, he with Robert A. Toombs and William Q. 
Anderson were the representatives from Wilkes in the Legislature ; 
in 1844-'5, he and Joseph W. Robinson were the representatives; 
in 1859 and '60 he was a member of the State Senate from Wilkes, 
and was Senator from the 29th Senatorial District (embracing 

110 ' The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Wilkes, Columbia, McDuffie and Lincoln Cos.) in 1861 and 1862, 
and the called session of the Senate in March, 1863. 

Early in the Civil War he equipped and outfitted out of his 
own purse about the largest company that went from Wilkes to 
the war. In his honor it was named the "Hill Wilkes Guards". 
Its first Capt. was Henry F. Colley, father of Hon. Frank H. 
Colley; the second was Capt. John T. Erwin. Nine of his sons 
served in the Civil War. He made to the Confederate Govern- 
ment, in response to a call, a loan of 300 bales of cotton and while 
in Augusta, Ga., to make delivery he learned that the Government 
would immediately sell the cotton to supply their pressing need 
for cash. He, thereupon, proposed to let the Government have its 
cash equivalent and keep his cotton, which was gladly accepted. 
For many years he was the largest individual shareholder of the 
Ga. R. R. & Banking Co., his holdings being exceeded only when, 
in the 70's, speculators and manipulators began their struggle for 
control of the road; was made a director in 1868 and continued 
as such until his death. He was also a large shareholder and di- 
rector of the A. & W. P. R. R. to the end of his life, and while 
owning a large interest in the Ga. Central R, R. declined an invi- 
tation to accept a directorship as he could not afford the time to 
attend the board meetings. 

Notwithstanding his manifold and exacting business require- 
ments, often, of evenings at home, he would, until the suppleness 
and sensitiveness of the fingers of his left hand were somewhat 
impaired by a rising, bring out his violin for the entertainment 
and dances of his children and their friends. He established and 
maintained on the homestead for the instruction of his own chil- 
dren until they were prepared for college, and those of his neigh- 
bors, one of the best country schools to be found in the State, 
supplying it with the most efficient, eminent and experienced 
teachers that could be had. As testimony to their qualifications 
and reputation many families in Washington sent their sons to 
this school in preference to those in the town. 

Copy of Pardon Papers. 

Andrew Johnson 
President of the United States of America. 
To All To Whom these presents shall come, greeting: 

Whereas L. M. Hill 
of Wilkes County, Georgia, by taking part in the late rebelKon 
against the Government of the United States has made himself 
liable to heavy pains and penalties; 

And whereas the circumstances of his case recommend him a 
proper object of Executive clemency; 

Now, therefore, be it knovni, that I, Andrew Johnson, Presi- 
dent of the United States of America, in consideration of the 

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premises, divers other good and sufficient reasons me thereunto 
moving, do hereby grant to the said 

L. M. Hill 

a free pardon and amnesty for all offenses by him committed, aris- 
ing from participation, direct or implied, in the said rebellion, con- 
ditioned as follows: 

1st. This pardon to be of no effect until the said L. M. HiLL 
shall take the oath prescribed in the Proclamation of the President, 
dated May 29th, 1865. 

2nd. To be void and of no effect if the said L. M. Hill shall 
hereafter at any time acquire any property whatever in slaves or 
make use of slave labor. 

3rd. That the said L. M. Hill first pay all costs which may 
have accrued in any proceedings instituted or pending against his 
person or property, before the date of the acceptance of this war- 

4th. That the said L. M. HiLL shall not by virtue of this war- 
rant claim any property or the proceeds of any property that has 
been sold by the order, judgment, or decree of a court under the 
confiscation laws of the United States. 

5th. That the said L. M. HiLL shall notify the Secretary of 
State, in writing, that he has received and accepted the foregoing 

In testimony whereof I have hereunto signed my name and 
caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed. 

Done at the City of Washington this 

second day of October, A. D. 1865, and of 

SEAL the Independence of the United States 

the Ninetieth. 

Andrew Johnson. 
By the President: 

William H. Seward, Secretary of State. 

Sent on my acceptane this the 10th day of Sept., 1866. 

L. M. Hill. 
United States of America, 

Department of State. 

To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting: 

I certify that the document hereto annexed is a true copy of 
the original on file in this Department. 

In testimony whereof I, William H. Seward, Secretary of State 
of the United States, have hereunto subscribed my name and 
caused the seal of the Department of State to be affixed. 

Done at the City of Washington this Seventeenth day of Sep- 

112 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

tember, A. D. 1866, and of the Independence of the United States 
of America the Ninety first. 

William H. Seward. 
Enclosed paper:  

September 10th, 1866. 
Honorable William H. Seward, 
Secretary of State, Sir: 

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the President's 
Warrant of Pardon bearing- date the second day of October, 1865, 
and hereby signify my acceptance of the same, with all the condi- 
tions therein specified. 
I am, Sir, 

Your obedient servant, 

LoDowicK M. Hill. 
Will of L. M. Hill. 

Georgia, Wilkes County, 
I, LODOWiCK M. Hill of said County, being of sound & dis- j 
posing mind and memory, do make this my last Will and Testa- | 
ment hereby revoking all of Wills heretofore made by me. 
Item 1st. I desire that my body shall be decently buried. 
" 2nd. I desire that all my just debts shall be paid. 
" 3rd. I bequeath to my beloved Wife Martha S. Hill 
Forty Thousand dollars; and I direct my Executors hereinafter 
named to turn over to my wife said Amount either in Money or in 
Securities to be Selected by her. 

4th. I desire that my children or legal heirs be made equal 
in Advancements, Some having had more than others. The ad- 
vancements Made to each one of the Children are entered & 
Charged against them in My large Ledger; the Slaves given be- 
fore they were set free I have erased as these items are not to be 
Counted as Advancements. The valuation that I have put upon 
Said Advancements in Said Ledger is fixed by me & is a part of 
this my will. 

5th. My Taylor plantation in Oglethorpe County, Ga., Con- 
taining 2700 Acres More or Less, on the West Side of Long Creek, 
I will to my Sons Walton P. Hill and Burwell P. Hill to be divided 
equally between them: valued to them at $5,000 each which will | 
be charged to them in my Ledger with their other advancements, 
as so much advanced. 

6th. I will to my Son Duncan C. Hill my home place & plan- 
tation Containing about 4000 acres of Land, on the East Side of 
Long Creek, mostly in Wilkes County, Ga., & partly in Oglethorpe 
County, Ga., which tract of land I deeded to Said Duncan C. Hill 
to be his at my death: Said tract of land being given as an ad- 
vancement and charged to him in My Ledger at the sum of 
$13000 (Thirteen thousand dollars). 

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7th. I desire & Will that all my property not already ad- 
vanced to my children be collected and divided according to law 
between my legal heirs (except my wife whom I have already pro- 
vided for in Item 3rd of this my will) believing that the law 
makes the best division of An Estate between the heirs at law. 

I appoint William W. Hill, Duncan C. Hill, and Abner Welborn 
Hill my Executors to execute this my last Will. 

Witness my hand & Seal this 13th day of Feb. 1882. 

L. M. Hill (SEAL) 
Signed, Sealed and Published by Lodowick M. Hill as his last 
Will in our Presence as Witnesses thereto by his request this 
13th day of Feb. 1882 We Signing as witnesses in his presence. 

Thos. C. Hogue 
T. M. Green 
B. S. Irwin 

Georgia \ Whereas I, L. M. Hill did on the 13th day 

Wilkes County, ) of February 1882 Sign, Seal and publish 

my last will in the presence of Thos. C. Hogue, T. M. Green and 
B. S. Irwin who Signed said Will as Witnesses — And whereas I am 
desirous of altering and changing Items 4th, 5th & 7th of Said 
Will in So far as they relate to my son B. P. Hill I therefore make 
and publish this codicil to Said Will. 

1st. I revoke and annul the bequest in My Said Will to my 
Son B. P. Hill as One of my heirs at law — and I will & devise Said 
portion that I intended for Said B. P. Hill to my Grandson L. 
Harry Hill. That is to say, I bequeath to L. Harry Hill that por- 
tion (which is a child's part) of my Estate that I intended at one 
time to leave my Son B. P. Hill. And I will and direct that L. 
Harry Hill shall stand in the place of his father B. P. Hill both as 
to receiving a child's portion as aforesaid and as to all advance- 
ments made or to be made to B. P. Hill: — Said L. Harry Hill Ac- 
counting for all said advancements in the place of B. P. Hill. 

And to have it appear more certain in my will as to my 
wishes & intentions regarding my grandson L. M. Hill I insert in 
this my Codicil that I will and bequeath to L. M, Hill a child's 
portion of my Estate he accounting for all advancements made to 
his father or to himself. 

Witness my hand & Seal March 17th 1882. 

L. M. Hill (SEAL) 

Signed & published as a codicil to his last will in our presence 
as witnesses thereto by his request Mch. 17, 1882, We signing in 
his presence. 

Thomas C. Hogue 
Theo. M. Green 
B. S. Irwin 

Note. — Substitution of L. Harry Hill for B. P. Hill made by 
request of B. P. Hill. 

114 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

STATE OF GEORGIA } By the Court of Ordinary For Said County. 
WILKES COUNTY. i To All Whom these presents shall come— 

Greetings : 

Know ye, That on the Fifth day of November in the year of our 
Lord one thousand eight hundred and Eighty-three the last Will & 
Testament of Lodowick M. Hill late of Wilkes County, deceased, 
was exhibited in open Court and in solemn form of law, proved 
and admitted to record, a copy of which is hereunto annexed, and 
administration of all and singular, the goods, chattels and credits 
of said deceased was granted to William W. Hill, Duncan C. Hill 
and Abner Wellborn Hill, the executors in and by said Will named 
and appointed, they having first taken the oath, and performed all 
other requisites required by law, they by order of said Court, and 
by virtue of these presents, legally authorized to administer the 
goods, chattels and credits of said deceased according to the tenor 
and effect of said Will and Testament, and according to law; and 
they hereby required to render a true and perfect inventory of all 
and singular the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased, 
and appraised and returned to the Court according to law, and to 
render a true and correct account to the said Court of their act- 
ings and doings yearly, and every year, until administration is 
fully completed. 

Witness my hand, as Ordinary, and the seal of the said Court 
this 5th day of November eighteen hundred and Eighty three. 

(Signed) Geo. Dyson, Ordinary. 
(Seal, Court of Ordinary, 
Wilkes Co., Ga.) 

His prominence, the large number of his descendants and con- 
nections, warrant the incorporation into his record of the three 
following tributes to his memory; his portrait is given in "Cyclo- 
poedia Ga.", Vol. II, pp. 271-'2, by Allen D. Candler & Clement A. 

On Oct. 22, 1883, the Board of Directors of the Gate City Natl. 
Bank of Atlanta paid the following tribute to his memory : 

"It is with deep grief that we bow to the will of the Al- 
mighty in removing from our midst our late associate and friend, 
Col. L. M. Hill. In paying this tribute to his memory we can 
truly say, that as a business man he had no superior, his dealings 
were always fair, upright and honest. The magnificent fortune 
that he left to his family attests his superb business talents and 
qualifications. As a public citizen he did all that he could to pro- 
mote the general welfare. He served his country in her legisla- 
tive halls with distinction and honor to himself and his constitu- 
ents. To appreciate him, one should have known him at home in 
the family circle. He was never happier than when surrounded 
by his family of twelve children and numerous grandchildren. He 

AND Allied Families . 115 

was, indeed, like one of the Patriarchs of old. He often had the 
family gathered at the old family homestead and always delighted 
in these family reunions. As a friend he was true as steel. A 
kind Providence permitted him to live to a ripe old age, to see his 
sons grown up around him to enjoy the fulfillment of his business 
enterprises, and then quietly and gently as the setting sun to pass 
away from earth's busy scenes. His memory will ever be cherished 
by the Directors of this Bank. 

Resolved : first. That a page of the minutes of this Board shall 
be devoted to the inscription of the name, office, birthday and day 
of the death of our honored associate. 

Resolved: second, That a copy of this tribute be sent to the 
family of the deceased associate and friend and published in the 
Atlanta Constitution." 

(Signed) William A. Hemphill, 
Walker P. Inman, 
Charles Beerman. 

At the regular quarterly meeting of the Georgia Railroad Di- 
rectors held on Tuesday, the 12th instant, the Committee ap- 
pointed at the meeting Nov. 13, 1883, to draft resolutions on the 
death of Hon. L. M. Hill, one of the oldest directors of the Com- 
pany, reported the following resolutions, which were unanimously 
adopted : 

To the President and Directors of the Georgia Railroad and 
Banking Company: 

Our late associate and friend. Col. L. M. Hill, was born on 
the 27th day of Nov., 1804, and died on the 13th of Oct., 1883. He 
very nearly completed his eighty years. He was born in the Coun- 
ty of Wilkes in this State, where he lived and died. He was sent 
by his father when 14 years of age to the grammar school at 
Athens, Ga., and from thence to Franklin College in which institu- 
tion he remained until his nineteenth year. While he did not 
graduate, he remained in college until his Senior year, having sur- 
passed all competitors in scholarship. His devotion to study and 
the power of acquiring knowledge, his unqestionable industry and 
energy, so conspicuous in college life, were sure precursors of the 
success which he was destined to achieve in after life. Upon leav- 
ing College he at once married and commenced business as a 
planter and merchant. By his first wife Col. Hill had ten sons and 
one daughter; by his second wife two sons, in all thirteen chil- 
dren, of whom all survive him but one. The splendid fortune 
which he accumulated by planting and merchandising in course of 
time was invested in railroad enterprises and banking. 

After the war, finding it impossible to conduct the business of 
farming with the punctuality, vigor and fidehty to which he had 
been accustomed and to which he had disciplined himself, he 

116 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

quietly resigned to his sons his entire farming interests. When 
chosen as a Director of the Georgia Railroad and Banking Com- 
pany in the year 1868 he brought to the service of the Company, 
in addition to a ripe experience in business, the same patience, 
caution, attention, industry, intelligence and fidelity which he had 
always shown in regard to his private interests. He believed in 
the old fashioned idea of rigid economy, faithful service and 
sound judgment, and thought they were just as useful and just as 
necessary to the interest of a large corporation as to individuals. 
His devotion to the welfare and honor of the old Georgia Rail- 
road and Banking Company was unflagging. No matter what 
might be the impediment, a summons to be present at a meet- 
ing of the board or the regular return of the day of meeting, was 
responded to by his presence. About the time Col. Hill was elected 
a member of this Board he was elected a director of the Atlanta 
and West Point Railroad Company and remained a director of 
each company through life. Whatever might be the changes of 
time and administrations, when once chosen to fill a public trust, 
he was continued in it so long as he lived or chose to serve. De- 
siring to start his sons in life he invested largely in banks at 
Washington and Atlanta in this State. The Gate City National 
Bank of Atlanta was founded by him, an institution in which he 
took much interest, and which promises to be known for a long 
time as the "Hill Bank". It was only natural and probable that a 
man of Col. Hill's immense energy and industry, his intelligence 
and solid integrity should be selected by the people of his native 
county to represent them in the State Legislature. For several 
terms he served as a representative and Senator, and only ceased 
to fill those honorable positions because of his intense love of 
home and home pursuits. Yet he never ceased to feel a deep in- 
terest in the prosperity and glory of his state and County. When- 
ever it was possible for him to be present he was at the polls and 
an influential worker. His impartial judgment, hard sense, 
caution and integrity were often and successfully invoked by his 
neighbors and friends to adjust differences. While fortunate in 
life, he was no less fortunate in death. A very brief and sudden 
sickness terminated his earthly career, and on a pleasant Sabbath 
morning, in the month of Oct. last, he was borne by his own sons 
to the place of burial, a short distance from his home. A large as- 
semblage of strangers from distant places, from adjoining coun- 
ties, from his own county, and of connections by blood and mar- 
riage, attended to perform the last duties of friendship and re- 
spect. Long may we cherish the memory of this faithful 

Resolved by the Board of Directors of the Georgia Railroad 
and Banking Company, That the above report be and is hereby 
accepted and approved, and ordered to be spread on the minutes of 

AND Allied Families 117 

the Board; that a copy of the same be forwarded to Mrs. L. M. 
Hill and a copy be furnished the city papers for publication. 
Augusta, Ga., Feb. 12, 1884. 

W. M. Reese 

(Judge William M. Reese, 
of Washington, Ga.) 
J. H. Alexander 
(Signed) ( (of Augusta, Ga.) 
F. Phinizy 

(Mr. Ferdinand Phinizy of 
Athens, Ga.) 

At a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Atlanta and 
West Point Railroad Company held Jany. 3, 1884, the President 
appointed a Committee consisting of Messrs. Bigby, Speer and 
Berry, to draft suitable resolutions on the death of Col. L. M. Hill. 
On April 8, 1884, Judge Bigby for the Committee submitted reso- 
lutions which were read and unanimously adopted and ordered 
spread upon the minutes of the Company and a copy sent to the 
family of the deceased. 


Memorial to His Memory. 

After a long and remarkable life L. M. Hill, for many years a 
member of the Board of Directors, has been gathered to his 
fathers. In the ripeness of an honored old age, and when the 
measure of his usefulness was full and complete, he has been 
taken from us. Always sound in judgment, in counsel wise, in 
action conservative, his loss will be keenly felt. He possessed in 
an eminent degree, not only a liberal education and varied learn- 
ing, but he was pre-eminently a man of business affairs. Upon 
financial questions his judgment was unerring and a large and 
magnificent fortune was the fruit of his effort and industry. In 
the friendly walks of life the fascination of his companionship will 
be missed, and at the accustomed meetings of our Board the wis- 
dom of his counsels will be sorely felt. 

Therefore : 

Resolved: That in the death of Col. L. M. Hill, the Atlanta 
and West Point Railroad Company has lost a devoted friend, and 
our Board of Directors a safe, useful and invaluable member. 

Resolved: That his social virtues and manly bearing, not less 
conspicuous in private than official life, will always command our 
admiration and respect. 

Resolved: That we offer to the stokholders of the Company 
our sympathy in the loss they have sustained and to the afflicted 
family our condolence in their great bereavement. 

Resolved: That these proceedings be spread upon the minutes 
of the Board of Directors. 

118 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Resolved: That a copy of these proceedings be sent by the 
Secretary to the family of the deceased. 
[William Bird Berry, of (Signed) John S. Bigby 

Newnan, Ga.] W. B. Berry 

[Daniel N. Speer, of D. N. Speer 

LaGrange, Ga.] Committee. 

The homestead of Col. Lodowick Meriwether Hill, one of the 
most stately, imposing and beautiful in the County, is situated 
fifteen miles northwest of Washington, on the road to Daniels- 
ville, and one and a half miles from the line of Oglethorpe. 

It was originally a large two-story frame building, erected 
during the first quarter of the last century, with eleven rooms, 
and a wide veranda. In the eighteen-fifties it was remodeled on 
the Colonial style, with fourteen rooms — four of which were 
20'x20' each. There were wide halls running through from east 
to west opening upon wide porches, and still wider halls running 
north and south from the front to the center of the building; be- 
sides a wide, long colonnade with massive fluted columns three 
feet in diameter supporting the parapet roof. The upper front 
hall opened upon a balcony. This handsome old home is still in a 
perfect state of preservation and, save an addition of two rooms 
in the rear, is just as it was in the fifties. The various buildings 
on the place, such as barns and stables — for horses, mules and 
cattle, store, gin houses, etc., were large and imposing. All were 
substantially built and kept in splendid repair. There were so 
many that the place appeared more like a town or industrial 
center, than a country seat. (Ga. L. M. & L., Vol. II, pp. 1049, 
1050). See frontispiece. 

The estate, appertaining to the homestead, in amplitude, was 
baronial, containing something upwards of 4500 acres lying on 
the east side of Long Creek, and intersected by the main public 
roads from Washington to Danielsville, and from Petersburg to 
Lexington. These, prior to the building of the railroads, were the 
principal lines of travel between Athens, all North Georgia, and 
Augusta, and the central and northern parts of South Carolina. 
Lying on the west side of Long Creek, and opposite the southern 
part of above, was another plantation of 2700 acres, making above 
7000 acres in one body. Four miles east on Clarke's Creek was 
the King place, and 8 miles northeast on Broad River and Chicka- 
saw Creek was the Wilkerson place, the two containing about 
4000 acres. The soil was fertile and productive, the water supply 
abundant, with innumerable springs of cold and delicious freestone 
water, branches and creeks. The agricultural products were varied 
and numerous, consisting of cotton, corn, wheat, oats, barley, rye, 
peas, potatoes, etc., etc. ; with fruits, melons and berries of every 
kind — 40 to 50 acres being devoted to peaches, and some 10 acres or 
more to apples. All were for domestic, none for commercial pur- 
poses. Both peaches and apples were often fed by the four-horse 

AND Allied Families 119 

wagon load to the hogs, and watermelons in like quantity dis- 
tributed among the negroes. Fowls of every kind — turkeys, 
chickens, geese, ducks, guineas, peafowls, pigeons, etc., were raised 
in quantities. 

Stock, embracing horses, mules, cattle, sheep, hogs, goats, 
jacks and jennetts, were given especial attention; had its own 
stallion and jacks. There were usually 20 to 30 colts under 3 
years of age, and 20 to 40 milch cows on the place. The horses 
and mules raised were generally superior both in size, power and 
endurance, to any that were offered in the market. Hogs killed 
annually — including those on the outlying plantations — averaged 
from three to four hundred head, and such a thing as having to 
buy meat for the plantations was never heard of. The sheep sup- 
plied the wool for the winter clothing of the negroes — the spin- 
ning, weaving and making all done on the premises. Three or four 
looms were operated the year round. All meal, grits and flour 
required for the homestead and other plantations were ground at 
its own corn and wheat mill located on Amason's branch, just 
above its confluence with Clarke's Creek, about four miles from 
the homestead, on the plantation known as the "King Place". It 
was driven by an overshot water wheel, and besides supplying 
home needs did custom work — serving the community generally. 

For building, carpentry and wheelright work in all their 
branches there were usually four skilled carpenters and two ex- 
pert wheelrights. The carpenters erected all buildings, made all 
repairs, etc., and when not needed at home, did such work for 
others throughout the County. The wheelrights made all wagons, 
spinning wheels, reels, plow stocks, grain cradles, looms, etc., that 
were used on the homestead and other plantations. Every negro 
woman was provided with a spinning wheel, and on rainy or in- 
clement days, the wool and cotton were spun for winter and sum- 
mer clothing. 

Two smiths at the homestead and one at each of the other 
plantations did all of the iron work. 

In truth, everything used was raised or manufactured at the 
homestead, with the exception of iron, steel, trace chains, sythe 
blades, axes and hoes, blankets and hats, sugar, coffee, syrup and 
salt, which had to be bought. 

At Mallorysville, 6 miles distant, was a tanyard owned by a 
Mr. Harmon ( ?) . Under an arrangement between him and Col. 
Hill, the former furnished the yard and superintendence and Col. 
Hill furnished the tanner — one of his negroes who was ex- 
perienced and efficient. Thus he secured the tanning of all of his 
hides and skins and his own shoemakers made all shoes and har- 
ness used. 

Prior to the completion of the railroad to Washington cotton 
was marketed in Augusta, 75 miles distant. Four or five large six- 
mule wagons, loaded with cotton, in marketing season, on Monday 

120 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

mornings, would start for Augusta and the round trip made in six 
days, always returning Saturday afternoon loaded with merchan- 
dise for the store and plantation supplies. 

For many years Col. L. M. Hill was the executor of some large 
estates and trustee for several wealthy minors. In consequence 
thereof Christmas-time was the occasion for assembling at the 
Homestead of a numerous body of both negroes and whites, the 
former to be hired out, and the latter — planters from far and near 
— either to hire negroes or to borrow money. The negroes would 
have their booths and dispense gingerbread (called ginger-cakes) 
and persimmon beer, as is now the practice with popcorn and lem- 
onade on circus grounds. The caring for these negroes and the 
entertainment of these planters was no little undertaking. It is 
astonishing how many on occasions were entertained at this home- 

During Associations at Station Church — a Baptist church one 
and one half miles distant — it was not unusual to entertain as 
many as eighty to ninety adults at a time. In 1867, the writer, on 
reaching the homestead, after attendance on Commencement of 
the University of Georgia, at Athens, found there, including the 
family, sixty-two adults, the majority for a few days' visit, the 
others to remain for weeks. 

2. Col. L. M. Hill^^ (X, B, P, O.), 1804-1883, m. (I) Dec. 16, 
1824, shortly after leaving college, his second cousin, Nancy Hill 
Johnson, b. July 11, 1808; d. Oct. 21, 1846, dau. of Col. William 
AND Nancy (Hill) Johnson and gr. dau. of Henry (P. O.) 1730- 
1804, and Sarah (Gotten) Hill, (See 6, IV, A. P. 0., ante p. 36; 
m. (II) July 8, 1847, Martha Strother Wellborn, b. March 16, 
1816; d. Dec. 9, 1884, dau. of Abner Wellborn and his wife, 
Martha Render, dau. of Joshua Levids Render, of Powhatan Co., 
Va., and his wife, Susannah Dickie. Abner Wellborn was the son 
of William Wellborn (a Rev'y soldier) and his wife, Hepzabah 
Stearns, dau. of Isaac Stearns and his wife, Rebecca Johnson, and 
gr. gr. dau. of Charles Stearns, of Waterbury, Mass., and his wife, 
Rebecca Gibson. William Wellborn was the gr. son of Cai)t. 
Thomas Wellborn, Burgess from Accomac Co., Va., from May, 
1699 to 1702. 

Issue by 1st Mar.: la.— William Wylie HilP, b. Mar. 31, 
1826; d. Sept. 1, 1909 (q. v.) ; 2a.— John Meriwether HilP, b. Nov. 
15, 1827; d. March 16, 1894 (q. v.) ; 3a.— Walton Pope HilP, b. 
April 4, 1830; d. May 7, 1898 (q. v.); 4a.— Abraham Chandler 
HilP, b. Oct. 23, 1831; d. April 18, 1867 (q. v.) ; 5a.— Burwell Pope 
HilP, b. Aug. 29, 1833; d. Dec. 12, 1886 (q. v.) ; 6a.— Ida May HilP, 
b. June 7, 1835; d. Aug. 4, 1919 (q. v.); 7a.— Duncan Chatfield 
HilP, b. May 8, 1837; d. March 3, 1908 (q. v.) ; 8a.— Thomas Web- 
ster HilP, b. June 17 (anniversary of battle of Bunker Hill), 
1839; d. Jany. 18, 1899 (q. v.) ; 9a.— Henry Jordan HilP, b. March 
24, 1842; d. Nov. 16, 1892 (q. v.) ; 10a James DuBose HilP, b. 

AND Allied Families 121 

Nov. 16, 1843; d , 189.., (q. v.); LODOWICK JOHNSON 

HiLL«, b. Jany. 16, 1846 (q. v.). 

Issue by 2nd Mar. : 12a. — Abner Wellborn HilP, b. Feby. 22, 
1849; d. Aug. 26, 1907 (q. v.) ; 13a.— Miles Wilkes HilP, b. March 
26, 1851 ; d. June 7, 1851 ; 14a.— Edward Young HilP, b. Sept. 8, 
1852 (q. v.). 

la. William Wylie Hill« (2, X, B, P, 0), 1826-1909. Edu- 
cated at home school and at Franklin College (U. of Ga.), gradu- 
ated in 1849 with degree of A.B., was J. of P. in the Sixties, later 
served with the State troops in the Civil War (See Memoirs of Ga., 
Vol. 2, pp. 333-'4). Very early, in young manhood, learned "to do 
justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with his God", and his 
whole life was that of a sincere, devoted, cheerful and consistent 
Christian, an inspiration to good will and brotherly love, which 
commanded universal esteem and devoted friendships. 

He m., 27 Nov., 1851, Emma Eugenia Anthony, b. 25 July, 
1829; d. 20 Jany., 1892, dau. of Micajah and Mary Rembert (Du- 
Bose) Anthony, who was sister of James Rembert DuBose, Mrs. 
Julia A. (Robert) Toombs and Mrs. Louisa (DuBose) Bibb, wife 
of Dr. Joseph Wyatt Bibb. Issue : lb. — Mary Rembert HilF, b. 
27 Feby., 1853 (q. v.) ; 2b.— Ida Lou HilF, b. 16 Jany., 1855 (q. v.) ; 
3b.— William Meriwether HilP, b. 11 July, 1856 (q. v.) ; 4b.— John 
DuBose Hiir, b. 26 Oct., 1858; d. 16 March, 1898 (q. v.) ; 5b.— 
Martha Amelia Hill", b. 29 Aug., 1861; d. 14 Feby., 1915 (q. v.) ; 
6b.— Dr. William Wylie Hill, Jr.^ b. 3 Dec, 1863 (q. v.) ; 7b.— 
Emma Belle HilF, b. 3 April, 1868 ; m. 14 Dec, 1892, Anson King, 
— divorced ; no issue. 

lb. Mary Rembert HilV (la, 2, B. X. P. 0) , b. Feby. 27, 1853 ; 
m. Feby. 26, 1874, Boyce Ficklin, of Washington, Ga., b. Aug. 4, 
1851, — for many years the Treasurer of the County, and both 
representative and Senator in the State Legislature. Issue : Ic — 
Fielding Hill Ficklin^, b. Nov. 30, 1874; m. June 19, 1901, Celeste 
Bounds, b. Nov. 7, 1877, dau. of Rev. Dr. Edward M. and Emmie 
(Barnett) Bounds; 2c — Nannilou Ficklin^ b. Aug. 12, 1876; m. 
Grier Martin, of the firm of F. J. Cooledge & Sons, of Atlanta, — 
several children; 3c. — Emmie Ficklin^ b. July 11, 1878, single; 4c 
— Fannie Julia Ficklin^ b. March 25, 1880, single; 5c. — Boyce 
Ficklin, Jr.^ b. July 23, 1883 ; m. June 28, 1911, Lucy Reese Dillard, 
b. Oct. 29, 1886, dau. of George and Sarah (Reese) Dillard and 
gr. gr. dau. of Judge William M. Reese, deed. 

2b. Ida Lou HUP (la, 2, X, B. P. O), b. Jany. 16, 1855; m. 
June 21, 1875, Albert Augustus Barnett, b. July 5, 1845 — for many 
years, and until his death, the Ordinary of Wilkes Co. Issue : Ic — 
William Hill Barnett^, b. Jany. 28, 1877; d. July 26, 1877; 2c— 
Clara Beall Barnett^ b. July 13, 1878 (q. v.) ; 3c— William Meri- 
wether Barnett^ b. Nov. 30, 1880 (q. v.) ; 4c. — Emma Anthony 
Barnett^ b. Feby. 10, 1884 (q. v.) ; 5c — Albert Augustus Barnett, 
Jr.S b. July 14, 1886; d. May 11, 1888; 6c— Graham DuBose Bar- 

122 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

nett^ b. July 11, 1889; m. Dec. 6, 1917, Camilla Louise Pharr, b. 
Jany. 3, 1891, and had: Id. — Aurelius Pharr BarnettS b. Jany. 
15, 1920. 

2c. Clara Beall Barnett« (2b, la, 2, X, B. P. O) , b. July 13, 1878 ; 
m. Oct. 15, 1902, Addison Wingfield Simpson, M.D., b. Nov. 19, 
1875, son of Col. W. W. Simpson, deed. Issue : Id. — Albert Frank- 
lin Simpson^ b. Sept. 15, 1904; 2d. — Addison Wingfield Simpson, 
Jr.^ b. June 23, 1907; 3d. — Graham Temple Simpson^ b. Oct. 9, 
1909; 4d.— Eugenia Floyd Simpson^, b. July 8, 1912; 5d.— Robert 
Barnett Simpson^, b. Dec. 9, 1915; d. June 27, 1918. 

3c. William Meriwether Barnett (2b, la, 2, X, B, P. 0.), b. 
Nov. 30, 1880; m. Nov. 29, 1910, Leila Milton Irwin, b. July 6, 
1879. Issue: Id.— William Meriwether Barnett, Jr.% b. July 29, 
1913; 2d.— Elizabeth Irwin Barnett% b. Aug. 11, 1916; d. Oct. 16, 

4c. Emma Anthony Barnett* (2b, la. 2, X, B. P. 0.) , b. Feby. 
10, 1884; m. Feby. 16, 1910, William Armstrong Slaton, b. Oct. 20, 
1878. Issue: Id.— Clara Barnett Slaton^ b. Jany. 11, 1911; 2d.— 
Margaret Hill Slaton°, b. Sept. 1, 1913; 3d.— William Armstrong 
Slaton, Jr.% b. July 28, 1916. 

3b. William Meriwether Hill^ (la, 2, X, B. P. 0.), b. 11 
July 1856; m. 19 Nov., 1884, Susan Montgomery Stokes, b. 9 
Sept., 1861, dau. of William Anthony and Margaret (Rhind) 
Stokes. Issue : 

Ic. Gardner Meriwether HilP, b. 5 Nov., 1885 ; d. 28 Nov., 1885 ; 
2c.— Margaret Rhind HilP, b. 14 Oct., 1886 (q. v.) ; 3c.— Eugene 
DuBose HilP, b. 2 March, 1889; graduated at "Ga. Tech.", 1st 
Lieut. Signal Section, Officers' Reserve Corps of the U. S. A., 
A. E. F., April 19, 1913; m. Oct. 6, 1921, Lila Helen Robinson, dau, 
of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lee Robinson, of Louisville, Ky. ; 4c. — 
Montgomery Stokes HilP, b. 1 Dec, 1890, graduate of "Ga. Tech.", 
Captain, Signal Section, 0. R. C, of the U. S. A., A. E. F., 402 ^ 
Telegraph Battahon, Nov. 2, 1917. He m. 2 Feby., 1921, Miss 
Grace Kinard Earle, dau. of Mrs. William Earle, of Columbia, S. C. 
She graduated at the Columbia High School and completed her 
education at Fairmont Seminary, Washington, D. C. Mr. Hill now 
holds an important position in the "Southern Enterprises, Inc."; 
5c.— Marion Gardner HilP, b. 16 Oct., 1892; m. 10 Aug., 1918, 
John Augustus Richards, b. 24 Aug., 1890. Issue: Id. — Marion 
Hill Richards^ b. 16 Dec, 1919; 6c.— Susan Rembert Hill*, b. 6 
July, 1894, single; 7c— Albert Barnett Hill», b. 12 Aug., 1896, 
member of famous "Golden Tornado" of Ga. Tech., 1917, and later 
1st Lieut., Field Artillery, U. S. A., World War; 8c — Julia Golden 
HilP, b. 22 March, 1899, single; 9c— William Meriwether Hill, Jr., 
b. 5 Sept., 1901. 

2c. Margaret Rhind HilP (3b, la, 2, X, B. P. 0.), b. 14 Oct., 
1886; m. 26 Nov., 1913, Milton Wells Williams, b. 30 June, 1827. 
Issue: Id.— Milton Wells Williams, Jr.% b. 3 Feby., 1915; 2d.— 

AND Allied Families 123 

Susan Montgomery Williams^ b. 1 March, 1917; 3d. — Eugenia 
Hill Williams^ b. 10 May, 1919. 

4b. John DuBose Hill" (la, 2, X, B. P. 0.), 1858-1898; m. 
(I) 2 Oct., 1882, Nona Lewis, b. 2 Oct., 1859; d. 8 Jany., 1887; m. 
(II), 31 March, 1891, Sophie Lewis, b. 9 Sept., 1855, — wives were 
sisters — of Greene Co., Ga., daus. of Miles W. and Mallie A. Lewis, 
and sisters of Henry Thomas Lewis, 1847-1902, late Associate 
Justice of Supreme Court of Ga., and who, as spokesman of the 
Georgia delegation in the famous Chicago Convention of 1896, 
electrified the assembly by his speech placing William Jennings 
Bryan in nomination for the Presidency. 

Issue by 1st mar. : Ic— Mallie Sophia HilP, b. 31 July, 1883 ; 
m. 5 Sept., 1906, Willard M. Pope, son of Henry and Katherine 
Pope, of Fla. 2c.— Graham DuBose HilP, b. 4 Dec, 1885; d. 23 
Nov., 1900. 

Issue by 2nd mar. : 3c. — William Lewis HilP, b. 10 April, 1892 ; 
d. 18 July, 1917. 4c.— Nona Lewis HilP, b. 15 April, 1894; m. 28 
April, 1920, Augustine Statham Quin; 5c. — Henry DuBose HilP, 
b. 7 Dec, 1896, unm. ; served in Signal Corps, World War; 6c. — 
Emogene HilP, b. 24 Oct., 1898. 

5b. Martha ("Mattie") Amelia HilP (la, 2, X, B. P. O.), 1861- 
1915, m. 7 March, 1883, Judge H. Graham Lewis, of Greene Co., 
son of Miles W. and Mallie A. Lewis, and brother of the wives of 
her bro. John DuBose Hill. Issue: Ic — William Hill Lewis^ M.D., 
of Siloam, Greene Co., Ga., b. 16 Dec, 1883; m. 22 Nov., 1912, 
Louise Kendrick, dau. of J. A. and Addie M. Kendrick; 2c. — Nona 
Belle Lewis% b. 4 July, 1886; d. 23 April, 1901. 

6b. Dr. William Wylie Hill, Jr.% (la, 2, X, B. P. 0.), b. 3 Dec, 
1863; m. 5 March, 1890, Kate Harper, of Wilkes Co., divorced. 
Issue: Ic — Kathleen HilP, single. 

2a. Col. John Meriwether Hill« (2, X, B. P. O.), 1827- 
1894, educated at home school and at the U. of Ga. ; had no 
aspiration for public office, preferring the peace and quietude of 
home life. He, however, served as Colonel of the 3rd Reg. Ga. 
State troops, Genl. P. J. Phillips' Brigade, under Major Gen. 
Gustavus W. Smith, in 1864 ("Avery's His. of the State of Ga.", 
pp. 284-'5), and there is on file in the Adjt. Genl's Office, at the 
State Capitol, a notification to him of his appointment as Briga- 
dier General of the State Militia. His stature, bearing and com- 
manding person, made him a notable figure in any assembly. He 
was esteemed, honored and beloved by all who knew him, of un- 
surpassed popularity in his community and section, and especially 
was he the friend of, and beloved by the poor, to whom his bene- 
factions were widespread and boundless. He and his younger 
brother, Burwell Pope Hill, purchased and operated plantations in 
Dougherty Co., Ga., but sustaining heavy losses in negroes from 
malaria, sold out there and purchased plantations on White Oak 
Creek, in Coweta County, Ga. 

124 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

He m. (I), 16 Feby., 1851, Mary W. G. Greer, of Coweta Co., 
Ga., b. 7 March, 1834; d. 14 April, 1872. No issue; m. (II), 18 
Dec. 1872, Susan Catherine Calhoun, b. 6 June, 1848; d. 18 
Oct., 1918, dau. of Dr. Andrew B. Calhoun, b. 17 March, 1809, 
in Abbeville Dist., S. C; d. Aug., 1897, and his wife, Susan S. 
Wellborn, b. 22 Aug., 1813, in Wilkes Co., Ga. ; d. 18 Aug., 1857, 
dau. of Abner Wellborn and his wife, Martha Render. 

Issue by 2nd mar.: lb. — Nannie Sue Hill", b. 1 July, 1874 
(q. V.) ; 2b.— Calhoun Meriwether Hill", b. 2 Jany., 1877 (q. v.) ; 
3b._Wylie Pope HilP, b. Oct., 1879, d. 2 April, 1901, at Va. Poly- 
technic Institute, while a student, unm. 

lb. Nannie Sue Hill" (dau. of Col. John M.), m. 23 Nov., 
1898, Walter Colquitt Carter, formerly Clerk, U. S. District 
Court for the Northern Dist. of Ga., and now U. S. Commissioner 
in Atlanta, Ga., son of Samuel McDonald Carter (and his wife 
Emma Colquitt, dau. of Judge Walter Terry Colquitt and his 
first wife, Nancy Hill Lane), son of Col. Frank Carter, d. 1861, 
and his wife. Miss Eliza McDonald, d. 1865, sister of Hon. Charles 
James McDonald, Associate Justice of the State Supreme Court 
and Govr. of Ga., 1839 to 1843. Issue, an only son : 

Ic. Walter (jolquitt Carter, Jr., b. 12 June, 1904, graduated 
from Boys' High School of Atlanta, in May, 1921, winning the 
Silver Trophy awarded by the Atlanta Journal for the best all- 
round student-excellence in scholarship, in which he was second, 
and all school activities. He was also the class orator at the 
graduating exercises. He was chosen for the honor by the joint 
action of the faculty and students. 

2b. Calhoun Meriwether Hill', son of Col. John M., b. 2 Jany., 
1877 ; m. 26 Oct., 1904, Ridy Logan Powell, dau. of Capt. Thos. W. 
Powell, deed. Issue: Ic. — Rebecca Catherine HilP, b. 31 July, 
1905; 2c.— John Meriwether Hill, \l\ b. 30 Oct., 1906; d. 21 Aug., 
1907; 3c.— Susan Calhoun Hill,« b. 25 Dec, 1907; 4c.— Sallie May 
Hill IP, b. 1 Dec, 1911; 5c.— Thomas Powell HilP, b. 7 Nov., 1913; 
d. Aug., 1915; and 6c.— Nancy Carter HilP, b. 7 Nov., 1913, d. 12 
Dec, 1913, twins. 


Dr. Andrew B. Calhoun was the youngest son of Ezekiel 
Calhoun (and his wife Frances Hamilton, dau. of Maj. Andrew 
Hamilton), son of William Calhoun (and his wife Agnes Long), 
son of James Calhoun (and his wife Catherine Montgomery, dau. 
of Hugh Montgomery, of Scotland), the youngest of the three 
brothers, David, John and James, who emigrated from Donegal, 
Ireland, circa 1733, to make a new home in America. ("Notable 
Southern Families", pp. 48, 50, 51, by Zella Armstrong; Article 
from Atlanta Journal, Sept. 20, 1920, by James Barnwell Hey- 

Dr. Andrew B. Calhoun, 1809-1897, and his wife Susan S. 
Wellborn, 1813-1857, had issue: 

AND Allied Families 125 

1. Martha Frances Calhoun, b. 16 Feby., 1841; d. 2 Oct., 
1885 (q. v.). 

2. Ann Elizabeth Calhoun, b. 18 Nov., 1842; d. 13 July, 1907 
(q. v.). 

3. Abner W. Calhoun, b. 16 April, 1845; d. 21 Aug., 1910 
(q. v.). 

4. Susan Catherine Calhoun, b. 6 June, 1848; d. 18 Oct., 1918; 
m. 18 Dec, 1872, Col. John Meriwether Hill. (See a, p. 124.) 

5. Andrew Ezekiel Calhoun, b. 9 May, 1851 (q. v.). 

6. Ephraim Ramsey Calhoun, b. 29 Sept., 1854; d. 6 July, 
1875, unm. 

1. Martha Frances Calhoun, 1841-1885, m. 3 May, 1864, Dr. 
Kinsman C. Divine, d. in the 80's. Issue: 

la. Andrew Calhoun Divine, b. 12 Feby., 1865; d. 31 Jany., 

2a. Kinsman Calhoun Divine, b. 29 Nov., 1866, d. s. p. 

3a. Susan Ehzabeth Divine, b. 23 Dec, 1868 ; d. 23 Oct., 1870. 

4a. Frances Lydia Divine, b. 29 July, 1871 ; m. 14 July, 1893, 
Arnold Broyles, Clerk Sup'r Court, Atlanta, Ga. Issue: lb. — 
Edwin Nash Broyles, b. 14 Sept., 1894; 2b. — Louize Phinizy 
Broyles, b. 25 Oct., 1896; m. 8 Dec, 1917, Thomas Barrett III, and 
has one child: Ic — Frances Arnold Barrett, b. 14 Nov., 1918. 
3b. — Frances Elizabeth Broyles, b. 22 Sept., 1898; m. 20 Nov., 
1918, Julian Barrett and has one child: Ic — Julian Barrett, Jr., 
b. 12 Jany., 1920. 4b.— Morris Arnold Broyles, b. 14 Aug., 1901; 
5b. — Susan Calhoun Broyles, b. 21 Dec, 1909. 

2. Ann Elizabeth Calhoun, 1842-1907, m. 18 Nov., 1868, Dr. 
William R. Caldwell, of Charleston, S. C. Issue: 

la. Anne Frezil Caldwell, b. 19 Aug., 1869; m. June, 1895, 
Michael Powell, of Newnan, Ga. 

2a. Andrew Calhoun Caldwell, b. 1874, unm. 

3. Dr. Abner Wellborn Calhoun, 1845-1910, the eminent 
occulist, m. 20 Sept., 1877, Mary Louse Phinizy, dau. of Ferdinand 
Phinizy (and Harriett Bowdre, his 1st wife), son of Jacob Phinizy 
and Matilda Stewart, his wife. Issue : 

la. Dr. Ferdinand Phinizy Calhoun, the occulist, b. 20 Sept. 
1879 (q. v.). 

2a. Susan Wellborn Calhoun, b. 17 April, 1881 ; m. June, 1903, 
Junius G. Oglesby, Jr. No issue. 

3a. Andrew Calhoun, b. 25 April, 1881 (q. v.). 

4a. Harriet Hays Calhoun, b. 14 Jany., 1882; m. 7 April, 1915, 
William Stewart Witham, Jr. Issue: lb. — William Stewart 
Witham III, b. 7 Jany., 1916. 

la. Dr. Ferdinand Phinizy Calhoun, 1879- , m. 30 June, 

1909, Marion Peel, dau. of Col. William Lawson and Lucy (Cook) 
Peel, dau. of Genl. Philip Cook and his wife, Sarah G. Lumpkin, 
dau. of Henry Hopson Lumpkin, a bro. of Gov. Wilson Lumpkin. 
Issue: lb. — Ferdinand Phinizy Calhoun, Jr., b. 29 Nov., 1910; 

126 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

2b. — Lawson Peel Calhoun, b. 4 March, 1912; 3b. — Marion Peel 
Calhoun, b. 7 Sept., 1913. 

3a. Andrew Calhoun, 1881—, m. 25 April, 1906, Mary Guy 
Trigg, of Chattanooga, Tenn. Issue: lb. — James Trigg Calhoun, 
b. 19 Feby., 1907; Abner Wellborn Calhoun III, b. 26 Dec, 1909; 
3b. — Louize Phinizy Calhoun II, b. 6 April, 1916; 4b. — Katherine 
Mae Calhoun, b. 19 Aug., 1918. 

5. Andrew Ezekiel Calhoun, 1851- , Judge of the Crim- 
inal Court of the City of Atlanta, m. June, 1896, Carobel Heidt. 
Issue: la. — Abner Wellborn Calhoun II; 2a. — John Heidt Cal- 
houn; 3a. — Andrew B. Calhoun II; 4a. — James Vreland Calhoun. 

3a. Walton Pope Hill^ (2, X, B. P. 0), 1830-1898, educated 
at home school and at Emory University; planted in Dougherty 
Co. ; on account of malaria removed to Arkansas, where he served 
in the Trans-Miss. Dept. of the C. S. A. ; after the war removed to 
Oglethorpe Co., Ga. ; m. Feb. 14, 1855, Ann Haseltine Hampton 
(b. in 1833; d. Dec. 23, 1901), dau. of John M. and Ann J. Hamp- 
ton, of Dougherty Co. No issue. 

4a. Dr. Abraham Chandler Hill^ (2, X, B. P. 0.), 1831- 
1867, educated at home school, at University of Ga. and Emory 
College; read medicine under Dr. A. B. Calhoun at Newnan, Ga. ; 
attended medical college at Charleston, S. C, later Jefferson Medi- 
cal College, at Philadelphia, Pa.; was a practicing physician in 
Dougherty Co., Ga., in partnership, at first, with Dr. Twitty at 
'Tinchum Slick", some 6 or 8 miles from Albany. The unhealthy 
condition, at the time, of that section, the paucity of doctors and 
the vast extent of territory he was called upon to serve, both day 
and night, overtaxed his strength and brought an end to his 
promising career. He m. (I) May 24, 1855, Rachel E. Hampton, 
b. Oct. 23, 1835; d. Nov. 8, 1863, dau. of John M. and Ann J. 
Hampton; m. (II) March 7, 1867, Ellen Harper, a sister of Mrs. 
Whitehead of Dougherty Co., d. March 24, 1867, and his death 
followed 25 days later. Issue by 1st, none by 2nd, mar.: 

lb. LoDowiCK Meriwether Hill IP (Jr.), b. March 10, 1856; 
d. Oct. 29, 1908 (q. v.) ; 2b.— Samuel Ashton HilF, b. June 26, 1859, 
d. July 30, 1863 ; 3b.— Willie May HilP, b. Sept. 4, 1863, d. June 9, 

lb. LoDOwiCK Meriwether Hill IP (4a, 2, X, B. P. O.), 
1855-1908, m. Jany. 2, 1884, Annie Lee Hudson, of Greenville, 
S. C, b. Feby. 15, 1865, dau. of William Alexander and Rosaline 
(McCann) Hudson, and gr. dau. of Mathew T. and Ann Fleming 
(Collins) Hudson, dau. of Joseph, son of Thomas Collins, Sr. (See 
"J. H"^ Coll", Vol. 1, pp. 228-235 ; "His'y of Spartanburg Parish, 
S. C", by Landrum, p. 417). Issue: 

Ic— Ida Lee Hill^, b. March 2, 1886 (q. v.). 

2c. Rosa McCann Hill^, b. March 26, 1892 ; m. Nov. 14, 1916 ; 
William Roberts Strickland, of Valdosta, Ga. Issue: Id. — Leona 
Roberts Strickland^ b. May, 1920. 

AND Allied Families 127 

3c. Chandler HilP, b. Aug. 9, 1894 ; d. June 10, 1896. 

4c. Lois Tyler Hill, b. Aug. 5, 1900 ; d. Oct. 24, 1900. 

Ic. Ida Lee Hill (lb, 4a, 2, X, B. P. 0.), b. March 2, 1886; 
m. Oct. 1, 1913, Isaiah Tucker Irwin, Jr., atty.-at-law, son of Capt. 
Charles E. Irwin, deed., of Washington, Ga. Issue: 

Id. Ann Hill Irving b. March 25, 1917; 2d. — Charles Edgar 
Irwin», b. July 30, 1919 ; 3d.— Isaiah Tucker Irvin III^ b. 22 Dec, 

5a. Burwell Pope Hill« (2, X, B. P. O.), 1833-1886, was 
of perfect physical development, — agile, fleet and athletic, excell- 
ing in all games and sports. He was educated at home school and 
Emory College, settled as a planter in Dougherty Co., Ga. ; on ac- 
count of malaria removed to Newnan, Coweta Co., Ga. ; served in 
Phillips' Legion, . . . Cavalry, C. S. A., and lost right arm in 
battle of Gettysburg; m. (I) Sept. 13, 1855, Mary Henley Taylor, 
b. March 22, 1832 ; d. June 24, 1861, dau. of Col. Clark Taylor, of 
Oglethorpe Co., Ga. ; m. (II), May 7, 1884, Bessie Taylor, niece of 
1st wife. Issue by 1st, none by 2nd, mar. : lb. — Bessie May HilP, 
b. Dec. 27, 1856; d. Nov. 1, 1857; 2b.— Lodowick Henry HilF, 
called "Harry" Hill, b. April 19, 1858; d. Feb. 8, 1913, unm., in 
Jacksonville, Fla. ; 3b. — Raymond Clingham Hill', b. June 13, 1859 ; 
d. Oct. 27, 1864. 

6a. Ida May Hill^ (2, X, B. P. 0.), 1835-1919, educated at 
Greenville, S. C, LaGrange and Washington, Ga., graduating at 
the latter in 1852 or '3, with first honor. The winter of 1858-'9, 
during the administration of Pres. Buchanan and Vice-Pres. 
Breckenridge, she passed with U. S. Senator and Mrs. Robert 
Toombs in Washington City, Being the only sister of 12 brothers, 
she received and enjoyed an unusual degree of homage, attention 
and love, which she reciprocated, in fullest measure, throughout 
life, by tender ministrations and devoted, helpful service. She 
survived all of her brothers save two — the youngest by each 
marriage. She m. Jan. 29, 1867, Dr. Henry Rozier Casey, of 
Colum.bia Co., Ga. (his 2nd wife), b. Sept. 23, 1816; d. April 1, 
1884. Issue, an only child: 

lb. Nandon Casey^ b. Aug. 4, 1872 ; d. Dec. 23, 1873. 

Dr. Casey m. (I) in Dec, 1842, Caroline R. Harris, of Columbia 
Co., and of five or six children, the fruit of that marriage, only two 
are now (Nov., 1920) living, viz., Mrs. Sallie Berrien (Casey) 
Morgan and Mrs. Fannie (Casey) Meldrim, wife of Genl. Peter 
W. Meldrim, both of Savannah, Ga. 

Dr. Casey was the son of Dr. John A. Casey and his wife, 
Sallie Berrien, dau. of John Berrien of Revolutionary fame, and 
sister of John McPherson Berrien. He was a delegate to the 
famous Charleston Convention, 1860; a delegate to the Secession 
Convention at Milledgeville, Jany., 1861. He was a member of the 
State Senate 1865-6, 1878-9; of the Constitutional Convention in 
1877, and was Medical Director of Maj. Genl. Gustavus W. Smith's 

128 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Division of State troops in the Civil War (Avary's His. of the 
State of Ga., pp. 284-5, and other pages as in index). 

7a. Duncan Chatfield Hill« (2, X, B. P. 0.), 1837-1908, 
educated at home school, at Furman University, Greenville, S. C. ; 
settled as a planter in Ark., serving in the Trans-Miss. Dept. of 
the C. S. A., and after the war returned to Ga. by request of his 
father to take full charge of his planting interests. He repre- 
sented Wilkes Co. in the legislature in 1898 and 1899. He m., 
Feby. 12, 1861, Ophelia Jordan Halliday, b. Feby. 26, 1839; 
d. Aug. 30, 1898, dau. of Dick and Mary Ann (Hill) Halliday, dau. 
of Theophilus and Polly (Jordan) Hill (vide ante p. 92, 4a, 8, 
Vn, B. P. 0.). Issue: 

lb.— Thomas Meriwether HilF, b. Nov. 14, 1861; d. March 17, 

2b. William Augustus Hill', b. Oct. 8, 1863; d. March 12, 

3b. Mary Ameha Hiir, b. April 15, 1867; d. Aug. 3, 1869. 

4b. Nannie May Hill', b. Nov. 6, 1869; d. Sept. 14, 1874. 

5b. Mattie Ophelia Hill", b. Dec. 27, 1872 ; d. Sept. 16, 1877. 

6b. Duncan Chatfield Hill, Jr.^ b. Sept. 10, 1874; d. c. 1900, 

7b. Lucy Jordan Hill% b. Jan. 17, 1877 (q. v.). 

8b. Clifford Halhday Hill", b. July 3, 1879 ; m. March 4, 1914, 
Ella Amanda Godwin. Issue, one child: Ic. — Jane% b. in Dec, 

7b. Lucy Jordan Hill (7a, 2, X, B. P. 0.), b. Jany. 17, 1877; 
m. Sept. 12, 1900, AUGUSTUS Pope Anthony (lb, 2a, 8, IV, B. P. 
O.), see ante p. 89, son of Capt. James Rembert and Abbie 
(Pope) Anthony. He is the president of the "Bank of Jackson- 
ville", Fla., and with his brothers, owns and operates a chain of 
high class stores at West Palm Beach and other places in Fla., and 
at Asheville, N. C. He and his ivife are the present owner's of the 
old Hill homestead in Wilkes Co., Ga. See frontispiece. Issue: 
Ic— Hilda Ophelia Anthony^, b. July 16, 1901; 2c.— Roslyn Hill 
Anthony^, b. May 9, 1903 ; 3c.— Mary Chatfield Anthony^ b. July 
9, 1906 ; 4c.— Henry Duncan Anthony*, b. May 11, 1908 ; 5c.— Lucy 
Hill Anthony^ b. April 7, 1912 ; 6c. — Augustus Pope Anthony, Jr.^ 
b. July 24, 1913. 

8a. Thomas Webster Hill« (2, X, B. P. 0.), 1839-1899, a 
Hercules in sinew and of magnificent physique; was educated at 
home school, at Trenchard's Academy at Elberton, Ga., and later 
at Furman University, Greenville, S. C. Served with Phillips' 
Legion — Cavalry, Army of Va., C. S. A., under Generals Stuart, 
Hampton and Butler. He was conspicuous for daring and courage. 
On one occasion the Reg. Comdr., Col. Rich, presented him with a 
fine pistol in appreciation of his gallantry. Again after the war. 
Col. Hugh Buchanan, of Newnan, Ga., of the C. S. A., ex-Member 
of Congress and Judge of the Superior Court, at an entertain- 

AND Allied Families 129 

ment given to a dau. of Mr. Hill, referred to him as a second 
Marshal Ney (Memoirs of Ga., Vol. 2, p. 333). He was offered 
promotion, but declined, saying that he preferred to fight shoulder 
to shoulder with his old comrades, to whom he was endeared by 
dangers faced and hardships endured together. He m. Jan. 20, 
1869, Mary Starke, of Elbert Co., b. Nov. 5, 1847, d. March . . . , 
1921, dau. of S. C. Starke, b. in S. C, in 1818 (and his wife, Mary 
A. Brewer, b. 1824, dau. of Edmund H. and Lucy (Carter) 
Brewer), son of S. C. and Ann (Mickle) Starke, and gr. son of 
William Starke, native of S. C. Ann Mickle was dau. of John and 
Jane Mickle, of S. C. (Memoirs of Ga., Vol. 1, p. 636). Her 
sister, Sarah Starke, married U. S. Senator Benjamin R. Tillman,, 
deed Issue i 

lb. Sallie May HilP, b. May 27, 1870 ; d. March 15, 1890. 

2b. Ameha Starke HilP, b. Dec. 29, 1871 ; d. Aug. 30, 1873. 

3b. Thomas Webster Hill, Jr.% b. July 6, 1873; m. Nov. 19, 
1902, Mrs. Jennie (Sledge) Phillips, of LaGrange, Ga., b. Mar. 1, 
1874. No issue. 

4b. Samuel Meriwether HilP, b. Sept. 13, 1875. Unm. 

5b. Mary Addie HilP, b. Dec. 5, 1877; m. June 11, 1907, 
Carroll Summerson, of New York City. No issue. 

6b. Nancy Johnson HilP, b. March 1, 1880 ; m. (I) Dec, 1905, 
—divorced; m. (H) May 4, 1907, Louis Godshall, of N. Y. City. 
No issue. 

7b. Irene Pope HilP, b. Aug. 29, 1881. Unm. 

8b. Lodowick Wellborn HilP, b. Nov. 21, 1883; m. Feby. 16, 
1910, Jessie Sledge, of LaGrange, Ga., b. March 24, 1887, sister of 
his elder brother's wife. Issue: Ic. — Mary Pauline HilP, b. April 
21, 1911; 2c.— Dorothy Wellborn HilP, b. Aug. 27, 1913. 

9b. Ruby HilP, b. Dec. 22, 1885 ; unm. 

10b. Maude Barker Hill, b. March 1, 1888; d. Oct. 13, 1918; 
m. June 24, 1915, Robert Walter Willis, of Jacksonville, Fla. 

9a. Henry Jordan Hill« (2, X, B. P. 0.), 1842-1893, edu- 
cated at home school and at Mercer University; had completed 
his Junior year when he joined Cutt's Battalion of Artillery, 
C. S. A., and served throughout the war, unscathed. His death 
was tragic — while overlooking the ginning of his cotton, his hand 
got caught in the saws and his arm was almost literally torn 
from the shoulder, and delay in arrival of the doctor occasioned 
such a loss of blood that he died within a few hours. He was a most 
successful and progressive planter, his plantation on Broad River 
one of the most highly improved and best equipped in the State. 
He represented his County in the State Legislature in 1886 and 
1887. He m. Dec. 10, 1867, Dempie J. Jones (d. 30 Oct., 1920, 
aged 77 years) and had an only dau. : 

lb. Fanida HilP, b. Mar. 12, 1870; m. (I) Ben A. Neal, di- 
vorced; m. (II) John T. Moore, of Atlanta, Ga. No issue. 

10a. James DuBose Hill^ (2, X, B. P. O.), 1843-189—, was 

130 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

educated at home school, 2 years in Okolona, Miss., later attended 
Male Academy at Newnan, Ga., and then Mercer University, but 
withdrew in his Sophomore year. When a lad, had his elbow 
badly crushed when caught between the band and driving wheel 
of a gin. The arm was restored without disfigurement but never 
strong, yet he entered the service in the Civil War as a courier on 
the staff of Genl. Robert Toombs. He m. (I) Nov. 17, 1868, 
Rebecca Harvey Williams, a dau. of George and Elizabeth (Allen) 
Williams. (See Annals of Athens, by A. L. Hull, pp. 477-8). 
(Mrs. Elizabeth (Allen) Williams' sister Susan B. Allen m. Y. L. 
G. Harris, of Athens, Ga.). George Williams was son of William 
and Rebecca (Harvey) Williams, of Hancock Co., Ga. 

He m. (H), July 26, 1888, Jennie Hampton and died a month 
or so thereafter. Issue by 1st, none by 2nd, mar. : 

lb. Lodowick Chandler Hill', b. Dec. 9, 1869 ; d. c. 1890, when 
c. 21 years of age. 

2b. Harvey DuBose HilP, b. March 15, 1871, d (q. v.). 

3b. Janie May Hill', b. March 7, 1873. (q. v.). 

4b. Henry Casey HilP, b. Jany. 4, 1879. (q. v.). 

5b. Edward Chatfield HilP, b. Dec. 17, 1880; m. 7 (or 14th) 
Aug., 1920), Miss Marion Bloodworth, sister of Mr. and Mrs. 
Frank D. Bloodworth and dau. of E. H. Bloodworth, deed., of 
Barnesville, Ga. He is an atty. at law and ex-Assistant Solicitor 
of the Criminal Court of Atlanta. 

2b. Harvey DuBose HilP (10a, 2, X, B. P. 0.), 1871—, m. 
Georgia V. Halliday, dau. of Abraham Halliday and his wife, Miss 
Mitchell (Vide ante p. 92, lb, la, 8, VH, B. P. 0.). Issue: Ic— Re- 
becca HilP, b. April 24, 1895; 2c.— Virginia HilP, b. March 19, 

3b. Janie May Hill^ (10a, 2, X, B. P. O.), b. March 7, 1873; 
m. Aug. 2, 1892, Judge Benjamin Harvey Hill (his 2nd wife), 

b son of U. S. Senator Benjamin Harvey Hill, deed, (who 

was also Confederate States Senator) and his wife, Caroline E. 
Holt; formerly Solicitor Genl., Atlanta Criminal Court, ex-Chief 
Justice State Court of Appeals, and ex-Judge Superior Criminal 
Court of Atlanta. He resigned the former to accept the latter as 
affording more congenial and less arduous work, and served until 
Jan. 1, 1920, and is now again Associate Justice of the State Court 
of Appeals. Issue: 

Ic. Benjamin Hill IIP, b. July 12, 1893; d. May 25, 1896. 

2c. Rebecca Harvey HilP, b. March 20, 1896; m. June 20, 
1918, Lt. Edward McGruder Leath, U. S. A., of Birmingham, Ala. 

3c. Benjamin Hill IV% b. Feby. 27, 1900. 

4c. Charles D. HilP, b. Aug. 25, 1904; d. Aug. 29, 1908. 

4b. Henry Casey HilP (10a, 2, X, B, P. 0.), b. Jany. 4, 187 . .; 
m. Feby. 20, 1903, Alice Halliday, younger sister of his elder 
brother's wife. Issue. 

AND Allied Families 131 

Ic— Gladys Halliday HilP, b. Dec. 1, 1903; 2c.— Lorene HilP, b. 
Sept. 27, 1905; 3c.— DuBose Hill% b. Oct. 1, 1909. 

11a. LODOWICK Johnson Hill« (2, X, B. P. 0.), 1846- . . ., was 
educated at home school, at Elberton Academy, John A. Trenchard, 
master; Newnan Male School — Daniel Walker, Principal; Mercer 
University, attaining Junior class; Georgia Military Institute, at 
Marietta (Mem. Ga. Pi Chap. Z. A. E.) , attaining Senior class, when 
he entered the army; here he was the Senior and ranking Cadet 
Officer and made instructor of a class, composed of all commissioned 
and non-commissioned officers of the Institute, in Army Regula- 
tions, Artillery and Cavalry tactics and drill; University of Va., 
from Dec, 1865, to July, 1868, — one and half years in academic 
and one year in law department ; belonged to Va. Omicron Chapter 
of Z. A. E. fraternity and commissioned by it to establish chapters 
in the Universities of Europe; the Royal Frederick William Uni- 
versity of Berhn, Prussia, from fall of 1868 to spring of 1870; 
then for a short time attended lectures at the Sorbonne and College 
of France in Paris, but departure was hastened and necessitated 
by rupture of the "entente" between France and Prussia — here at 
this time were Benjamin H. Hill, Jr., of Athens (now Judge, of 
Atlanta, Ga.), Dr. Lou Orme, deed., of Atlanta, and Dr. King (Rex) 
Wylie, of Savannah, Ga. On his return to America, took a course, 
with his younger brother A. W. Hill, at Bryant, Stratton and 
Sadler's Commercial School, at Baltimore, receiving their diplomas 
at end of six weeks' attendance, when none were ever before gradu- 
ated within less than three to six months after entrance. From 
Dec, 1870, to June, 1871, read law under Chief Justice Logan E. 
Bleckley, deed., whose office and home was then at northeast 
corner of Peachtree and Harris streets, Atlanta, Ga. 

In May, 1864, entered the war as 1st Lieut, of Co. "A" and 
Adjt. of the Battalion of Georgia Cadets, of whom Maj. Genl. 
Henry C. Wayne (in his report as set forth in the official war 
records (Series 1, Vol. 53, Supplement pp. 32 to 37, inc., in Serial 
No. Ill, on p. 36), in commending Maj. Capers' military qualifica- 
tions says: 

"They have been brilliantly illustrated by the Corps of Cadets, 
whose gallantry, discipline and skill equal anything I have ever 
seen in any military service. I cannot speak too highly of these 
youths who go into a fight as cheerfully as they would enter a ball 
room and with the silence and steadiness of veterans". (See also 
"The House of Plant", by G. L. Dickerman, pp. 33-34). When at 
Milledgeville served as Adjutant of the Post; in Nov., 1864, at 
battle of Oconee bridge, was placed by Maj. Gen. Wayne in charge 
of Ordnance; at Augusta, about Jany. 1, 1865, was assigned to 
duty as Acting Asst. Inspector General on Staff of Brig. Genl. 
R. W. Carswell, Commander of the 1st Brigade of Ga. State troops. 

In June, 1870, with William Bird Berry, organized the First 
National Bank of Newnan, Ga., Mr. Berry as President and Mr. 

132 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Hill as Cashier; on April 1, 1877, made Cashier of "The Atlanta 
Savings Bank of Ga.", successor of the Georgia Railroad & Bank- 
ing Co. agency in Atlanta; in 1878 was made Vice-Pres. and 
Manager; in '79 converted it into The Gate City National Bank 
of Atlanta; in Oct., '80, was made its Pres., increased its capital 
by July, '81, to $250,000.00, and in 1893, because of a heavy 
robbery, or embezzlement, by its Asst. Cashier, Lewis M. Red- 
wine, voluntarily liquidated it, paying within ninety days from the 
discovery of the embezzlement its depositors in full — about $800,- 
000 without receiving a dollar of outside aid, notwithstanding its 
loss and the financial panic which then prevailed throughout the 
United States. 

In the '80's, for several years was president of The Furman 
Farm Improvement Co. — a fertilizer mfg. company; sold his in- 
terest and it became the Adair Bros, and McCarty Co., later 
Adair-McCarty Bros.; was also Pres. of the Ga. Security Invest- 
ment Co. for two years, gave one year to the organization, se- 
curing subscriptions to its capital and making financial connec- 
tions; in the second year placed $800,000 in loans on Ga. farm 
lands at a net profit to the Company of about $60,000. About the 
same time (the late 80's or early 90's) the Ga. Improvement Co. 
which had undertaken to build the Atlanta and Florida Railroad 
from Atlanta to Fort Valley — now owned and operated by the 
Southern R. R. under its own name — after having built a small 
section of between fifteen and twenty miles from Atlanta, found 
their cash and credit both exhausted. In their extremity they 
invited Mr. Hill to accept the presidency of the Co. He did so, 
and soon built the road to Fort Valley, about 100 miles, and 
turned it over free of all indebtedness to the Atlanta and Florida 
Railroad Co., of which the late Col. R. F. Maddox, Sr. (father of 
R. F. Maddox, Jr., of Atlanta) was the President. After 1898, he 
engaged in the Building and Loan, Insurance and Real Estate 
business, retiring in 1916 on account of ill health. (Vide "History 
of Atlanta", by Wallace P. Reid, Part 1, facing p. 284, pp. 424, 
427-'8; Part 2, page 158-160; His. of Z. A. E. Society, by Wm. C. 
Levere, — Indexed). He was for many years a member of both the 
Capital City Club and of the Piedmont Driving Club, but resigned 
from both in the middle nineties for personal and family reasons. 

A Peremptory Writ 
Returnable First June Rules, A. D. 1921. 
To the Right Honorable Lodowick Johnson Hill, Atlanta, Ga. : 

The Law Wi^it. 
The Rector and Visitors, the President, the Dean and Members 
of the Faculty of the Law School of the University of Virginia, 
to their Right Liege and Beloved Son Lodowick Johnson Hill of the 
good City of Atlanta, in the State of Georgia, health : 

We command you that on the 31st day of May next, in the 

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year of our Lord, 1921, and of our Foundation the 102nd, you 
shall enter your appearance, in propria persona, et non per alium, 
at our Seat at Charlottesville, there to remain, couchant and 
levant, for the Three Days thence ensuing, and then and there to 
do and receive such things as may be commanded you. 

And Especially: Then and there to assist, by your corporal 
presence and personal endeavors in the celebration of the 
Centennial Anniversary of the Founding of our University and 
Law School and in doing proper and bounden auncestral Homage 
as a liege Son and Subject; 

And Further: To partake in such Masks and Madrigals, 
Plays, Tourneys, Jousts, Feats of Arms and Archery, Falconry, 
Wrestling, Bowls, Quoits, Quarter-staff and Single-stick; Feast- 
ings of Pasties, Comfits, Junkets, Cates, Stikes of Eels, Creels of 
Carp, Venison Pies, Boiled Capons, Pots of Honey, Horns of Sack, 
Cups of Wassail, and such other Diversions and Refections, 
spiritual and physical, as may then and there lawfully be provided 
by our heralds pursuivants and serving-men, to make merry our 
right leal Sons, and to do Honor to Our Centennial Anniversary 
aforesaid ; 

And Further: Then and there to meet and greet, with right 
good will, other homagers who have been summoned by Like 
Summons, and who will gather at our said Seat from the Seven 
Seas and all Remote Parts bordering thereon or adjacent thereto; 

And This You Will Do and Perform, without Delay or Plea, 
and no other Essoin shall cast, than as followeth, and then only 
by two good Essoiners, videlicet; Essoin of De Ultra Mare; De 
Infirmitate Veniendi; De Esse in Peregrinatione ; Per Servitium 
Reipublicae; Per Inundationem Viae; In Curia Instanter; De 
Expectando Filio (aut Filia) in Praesenti; in Custodia Legis; In 

And This You Will in No Wise Omit, Sub Poena De Con- 
temptu Brevium, De Recreantisa, De Utlagatoque. 

Done at Minor Hall, sealed with our Corporate Seal, and made 
sure by the sign-manuals following, on this the 4th day of April, 
Anno Domini 1921, and of our Founding the 102nd. 

For the Corporation: John Stewart Bryan, 
University Rector. 

of Va. For the Faculty at Large : Edwin A. Alderman, 

Seal President. 

1919 For the Faculty of Law: Wm. Minor Riley, 


11a. LoDOWiCK Johnson Hill« (2, X, B, P, 0), b. 16 Jany., 
1846; m. Sept. 28, 1871, Mary Ruth Henderson, of Covington, 
Ga., b. Jany. 12, 1849; d. May 21, 1918, dau. of Brig. Gent. 
Robert Johnson Henderson, C. S. A. (b. 12 Nov., 1822; m. 
2 April, 1846; d. 3 Feby., 1891), member of House of Representa- 
tives from Newton Co. in 1859-60 (Vide "Men of Mark", Vol. 3, 

134 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

pp. 232-3, by W. J. Northen; "Georgia and Georgians", Vol. 6, p. 
2787; Ga. L. M. & L., Vol. 2, pp. 912-914, by Knight), and his 
wife Laura Elizabeth Wood (b. May 2, 1829; d. Sept. 26, 1899), 
dau. of Gary Wood, b. Feby. 10, 1794; d. May 6, 1857, and his 
wife Mary Eichardson Billups (b. Sept. 13, 1803; m. Oct. 16, 
1823 ; d. May 20, 1874) , dau. of William Billups (b. Sept. 4, 1763 ; 
m. Oct. 9, 1787 ; d. Jany. 19, 1817) and his wife, Mary Richardson, 
b. Nov. 10, 1763; d. Nov., 1803, dau. of Col. Richard Richardson, 
Jr., b. March 4, 1741; m. 1761; d. 1818 (and his wife Dorcas 
Nelson, b. 1741, d. 1834), son of Genl. Richard Richardson, Sr. (b. 
1704; m. Oct. 11, 1736; d. 1781) and his wife Mary Cantey, d. 
1767. Issue : 

ik Claudia May HilF, b. July 4, 1872; d. Aug. 7, 1873. 

2b. Annie Laura Hill^ b. Aug. 16, 1875 — single — member 
Ga. Society Colonial Dames of America, by right of Abraham Hill, 
Jr. (1730-1792), John Pope (1700-1745), Col. Barnabie McKennie, 
Sr. (1675-1739), Jeremiah Exum (c. 1660-1720), Col. Richard 
Richardson, Jr. (1741-1818), Genl. Richard Richardson, Sr. (1704- 
1781), Thomas Walton, Jr. (c. 1714-1759) and Thomas Walton, Sr. 
(c. 1690-1751) ; member of Daughters of American Revolution by 
right of Abraham Hill, Jr., Burwell Pope (1751-1800), Col. Rich- 
ard Richardson, Jr., and Genl. Richard Richardson, Sr. ; member 
"National Society Daughters of the American Colonists" and 
eligible to membership United Daughters of Confederacy by right 
of her father and both grandfathers. 

3b. LODOWiCK Johnson Hill, Jr.% architect and civil en- 
gineer, graduate of Boys' High School, of Atlanta, June, 1895, was 
b. Dec. 12, 1877; m. (I) in 1896, Sarah James Willingham, of 
Washington, Ga., d. in 1897, no issue; m. (H) Nov. 28, 1917, Anna 
Rebecca (called "Rebie") Harwell, dau. of W. D., deceased, and 
Anna (Dunlap) Harwell. 

12a. Abner Wellborn Hill« (2, X, B, P, 0), 1849-1907, 
educated at home school, the Rock (College at Athens, Ga., which 
combined military and academic instruction; U, of Va. ; U. of Ga., 
at Athens, where he took his B.L. degree, and Bryant, Stratton & 
Sadler's Commercial School, at Baltimore, Md. In 1871 entered 
cotton commission business — firm of Daniel and Hill — Augusta, 
Ga. ; in 1873 made Cashier Bank of Washington, Ga. ; Oct. 13, 1881, 
appointed Asst. Cashier and Jany. 1, 1884, Vice-Pres., Gate City 
Natl. Bank of Atlanta, Ga. ; in 1893-4-5-6 was Deputy Sheriff of 
Fulton Co. He represented Wilkes Co. in the State Legislature in 
1880 & 1881; m. (I) Dec. 20, 1871, Sallie Catherine Buchanan, 
of Newnan, Ga., b. June 17, 1850; d. Feb. 14, 1877, dau. of Col. 
Hugh Buchanan, deed.. Col. C. S. A., member of the State Senate 
in 1855-6-7-8, member of Congress, and Judge of Superior Court, 
Coweta Circuit, of Ga.; m. (II) Dec. 16, 1880, Lucy Cobb Erwin, 
of Atlanta, dau. of Frank Erwin and Mary Willis Cobb, (who m. 
(II) Dr. John M. Johnson), the dau. of Maj. Genl. Howell, Cobb, 

AND Allied Families 135 

1815-1868 (Speaker of the House of Representatives; Sec'y of the 
Treasury under Pres. Buchanan; Govr. of Ga., and Pres. of the 
Provisional Congress at Montgomery), and Mary Ann Lamar, his 
wife. Issue by 1st mar. : 

lb. Katie May HilP, b. Oct. 6, 1872 ; d. Aug. 25. 1880. 

2b. Mary Ruth Hill, b. July 11, 1873; m. Nov. 14, 1900, 
Lewis Hamilton Hill — no kin — of Newnan, Ga. Issue : Ic. — Lewis 
Hamilton Hill, Jr.-, b. Aug. 25, 1901; 2c. — Wellborn Buchanan 
HilP, b. Jany. 21, 1904; 3c.— Robert Duke HilP, b. May 31, 1906; 
4c.— Catherine HilP, b. Oct. 24, 1908. 

3b. Hugh Lodowick Hill', Electrical Engineer, West Point, 
Ga., b. Jany. 5, 1877; m. Oct., 1900, Vivian Brown, of Coweta Co., 

Issue by 2nd mar.: 

Jfh. Wellborn Erwin HilP, b. Dec. 24, 1880 ; d. July 18, 1882. 

5h. Lamar Hill^, atty. at law, Lt. Col., U. S. A., b. May 27, 
1885; m. Dec. 11, 1919, Adelaide Vaudon Singleton, dau. of Mrs. 
Nellie Luther Singleton, of Atlanta, Ga. In 1921, practicing law 
in N. Y. City. 

6h. ASHBY HiLL% b. Jany. 12, 1888; m. 26 April, 1916, Olivia 


7h. Abner Wellborn Hill, Jr.% Capt. Coast Artillery, World 
War, b. 12 May, 1890. Single. 

8b. Thomas Cobb Hill', Lt. U. S. A., World War, b. 24 Dec, 
1892; m. Oct. 7, 1918, Minnie L. Rodgers, of Macon, Ga., b. Feb. 
18, 1894. 

14a. Edward Young Hill« (2, X, B, P, O), b. Sept. 8, 1852, 
educated at home school and at Emory College. In the 70's and 
80's was book-keeper, then Cashier of the Bank of Washington, 
Ga. Later he employed his time in loaning his capital to farmers 
and business men of that section. He represented Wilkes Co. in 

the State Legislature in 1888-1889, 1892 and 1893- ; m. Nov. 

28, 1877, Claudia Lawson Henderson, b. Aug. 15, 1853, of Cov- 
ington, Ga., dau. of Genl. Robert Johnson Henderson, C. S. A., 
and his wife Laura Elizabeth Wood, and a sister of Mary Ruth 
Henderson, who married his elder bro. (See ante 11a, 2, X, B, 
P, 0), member of Ga. Soc'y Colonial Dames of America and of 
Daughters of American Revolution by right of Col. Richard Rich- 
ardson, Jr., and Genl. Richard Richardson, Sr. Issue: 

lb. Mary Wood Hill% b. Sept. 30, 1878; m. Nov. 26, 1902, 
Henry Cantey, b. May 4, 1874, of Columbia, S. C. Issue: Ic. — 
Harry Cantey, Jr,^ b. Aug. 28, 1903; 2c.— Claudia Hill Cantey^ 
b. Jany. 10, 1905; 3c.— Mary Hill Cantey^, b. March 14, 1909; d. 
April 10, 1912 ; 4c.— Roderick Hill Cantey^ b. Sept. 13, 1913 ; 5c.— 
Sarah Davis Cantey^ b. Sept. 13, 1913 (twins). 

2b. Edward Young Hill, Jr.% of N. 0., b. Oct. 9, 1882, unm. 

3b. Roderick Henri HilP, b. Dec. 9, 1885; d. Aug. 18, 1905, 

136 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

3. Sarah Christian Walton Hill' (Wylie*, Abrahams Abra- 
ham-, HenryO 1807-1842, m. 26 Oct., 1824, Dr. John Jordan, of 
Wilkes Co., Ga., b. 24 April, 1793 ; d. 30 Sept., 1855, son of Fleming 
Jordan and his wife. Miss .... Moore. (See Excursus — Jordan) . 
A John Jordan, of Wilkes Co., was a drawer in a lottery of 1827 
(D. A. R. Vol. 16, p. 338; Certified by Saml. West, Book DDD, p. 
124). Issue: 

la. Martha H. Jordan% b. 15 Sept., 1825 ; d. 11 Oct., 1826. 

2a. Benjamin Fleming Jordan% b. 19 Aug., 1831 ; d. 4 Oct., 
1896; was the representative from Wilkes Co. in 1878-'79; m. 3 
March, 1860, Martha Victoria Anderson, b. 15 June, 1837 ; d. 29 
May, 1891, dau. of Dr. William Quarles Anderson, of Wilkes 
Co., and his wife, Sophia Walker. Issue: lb. — John Jordan^ b. 8 
Dec, 1860 ; d. 20 May, 1862 ; 2b.— Nannaline Jordan', b. 13 April, 
1862, m. 31 Jany., 1888, Frank Willis Barnett, b. 7 Dec, 1848, 
son of Samuel Barnett and Elizabeth Stone, his wife; issue: Ic. — 
Frank Willis Barnett, Jr.«, b. 23 March, 1890,— single ; 3b.— Ben- 
jamin Fleming Jordan, Jr.", b. 8 Nov., 1863 (q. v.) ; 4b. — Infant 
daughter", b. 2 Aug., 1866, d. 2 Aug., 1866 ; 5b.— SalHe Lou Jordan% 
called "Lalla", b. 26 Aug., 1867, d. 25 Aug., 1894; 6b.— Norma Vic- 
toria Jordan% b. 24 May, 1870; 7b. — Katherine Leslie Jordan% 
b. 25 Feby., 1875, d. 25 Sept., 1921; m. 19 Nov., 1902, Charles 
Kettlewell Ober, b. 7 Sept., 1870; d. 17 July, 1913, son of John 
Ober, of Baltimore, Md., deed. ; issue : Ic — Frances Victoria Ober^, 
b. 9 Sept., 1903 ; 8b.— Edward Bowen Jordan% b. 16 Jany., 1878. 

3b. Benjamin Fleming Jordan, Jr.^ son of Benjamin F. and 
Martha Victoria (Anderson) Jordan, b. 8 Nov., 1863; m. 20 Nov., 
1890, Annie Belle Gilmore, b. 4 Dec, 1871, dau. of John Gilmore. 

Ic — Laura Victoria Jordan^ b. 18 Aug., 1891; 

2c. — John Fleming Jordan^ b. 20 July, 1896; 

3c. — Fannie Nannaline JordanS b. 5 July, 1898, and whose 
photograph was chosen from 22,000 submitted to the War Dept. in 
the World War, for a War Insurance poster, with the statement, 
"Your photograph selected as the one portraying the character- 
istics most likely to inspire our Soldiers and Sailors". 

4. Martha Pope Hill^ (Wylie\ Abrahams Abraham-, Hen- 
ryO, 1810-1848, m. 19 Nov., 1829, James Rembert DuBose, his 1st 
wife, b. 15 Nov., 1807; d. 21 May, 1867, Rev. Joshua Glenn offi- 
ciating. (See Excursus — DuBose). Issue: 

la. William Edwin DuBoseS b. 30 Oct., 1830 ; d. 15 May, 1850 ; 
was drowned; unm. 

2a. Mary Elizabeth DuBoseS b. 31 Dec, 1832; d. 8 July, 1834. 

3a. Wyhe Hill DuBoseS b. 2 Oct., 1834; d. 29 June, 1862, 
while serving in C. S. A., the 1st Confederate soldier from Wilkes 
Co. to be killed in action; m. 20 Oct., 1857, Lucy B. A. Willis, b. 
28 Dec, 1836, her 1st huslDand, dau. of Judge James Dabney Willis, 
b. 21 Oct., 1793, by his 2nd wife, Nancy Tate Anderson, whom he 

AND Allied Families 137 

m. 17 Aug., 1824. (For issue, see ante p. 37; and Excursus — 

4a. James Rembert DuBose, Jr.% b. 27 Jany., 1837; d. 29 
Sept., 1906, aged 69 years, (q. v.). 

5a. Robert Meriwether DuBose% b. 31 July, 1840 ; d. in young 
manhood, unm. 

James Rembert DuBose, m. (II), 29 Nov., 1849, Elizabeth 
Adams Vance, b. in Charleston, S. C, 24 Feby., 1827; d. 31 July, 
1868, at Washington, Ga., dau. of William Vance II and Susan 
Mary Dart, his wife, of Greenville, S. C., Rev. W. A. Gamewell of- 
ficiating. Issue: 

6a. Wylie Duncan DuBose'''— originally named Perry Duncan 
DuBose— b. 15 Oct., 1850; d. 25 May, 1909; m. 6 Feby., 1873, 
Nannie Stewart Wylie. Issue: 

lb. Ethel Vance DuBose^ b. 29 June, 1875 ; m, Harry Sudlow, 
Aiken, S. C. Issue: Ic. — Harry^; 2c. — Nancy'*; 3c. — Eleanor^; 
4c. — Duncan DuBose^ 

2b. Susan DuBose^ d. in inf.; 

3b. Finley DuBose", d. in inf. ; 

4b. James Rembert DuBose IIP, m. Fannie Williams. Issue: 
Ic. — James Rembert IV* ; 2c. — Russell DuBose- ; 

5b. Mattie Pope DuBose', m. Robert Halliday. Issue: Ic. — 
Catherine Stewart*, b. Sept., 1912; 2c. — Robert Halliday, Jr.% b. 
15 Nov., 1920; 

6b. Clarence Henry DuBose', m ; 

7b. Nannette DuBose', m. Clarence Eugene Mouts, Aiken, 
S. C, 25 Oct., 1916. Issue: Ic. — Clarence Eugene Mouts, Jr.*; 

8b. Wylie Duncan DuBose", killed 30 June, 1920, in automobile 
accident at Buffalo, N. Y., when a young man. 

7a. Susan Mary DuBose% b. 25 Sept., 1852; d. 30 Oct., 1914, 

8a. William Vance DuBose«, b. 22 Feby., 1854; d. 16 Feby., 
1914, aged 60 years, at Fitzgerald, Ga. (q. v.) ; 

9a. Louisa Toombs DuBose% b. 1 April, 1853, d. 15 July, 1856 ; 

10a. Bettie Lou (originally named Louisa Toombs for the 
little sister who died) DuBosE^ b. 1 Jany., 1857; m. 22 Jany., 1879, 
Hugh Pharr Quin, Rev. W. B. Pledger officiating, son of Dr. Lang- 
don Cheves Quin and Frances Jane McLoughlin, b. 17 Nov., 1847 — 
marriage solemnized at home of Mr. Robt. Shand Smith (her gr. 
mother's home), in Washington, Ga. (q. v.). 

4a. James Rembert DuBose, Jr.«, was Capt. in 1st Ga. Reg- 
ulars, C. S. A., m. 1 Oct., 1857, Elzira Caroline Spann, of Hen- 
dersonville, N. C, b. 22 Dec, 1836; d. 18 Sept., 1909. Issue: 

lb. Edwin Rembert DuBose", b. 29 Aug., 1858. (q. v.) ; 

2b. Wylie Spann DuBose^ b. 22 Sept., 1861; d. 22 Oct., 1869; 

3b. James Vance DuBose% b. 13 June, 1868 ; d. 2 Oct., 1871. 

lb. Edward Rembert DuBose^ (3a, 4, X, B, P, 0), b , 

of the firm of Chamberlin-Johnson-DuBose Co. of Atlanta, m. 7 

138 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Nov., 1883, Ella Inman, sis. of Samuel M., Hugh T. and John 
Inman, all deed. Issue: 

Ic. Emma Belle DuBose^, b. 4 Nov., 1885, m , Harry 

B. Chamberlain, deed. No issue ; 

2c. Caroline DuBose«, b. 8 Feby., 1888, d ; m. Herbert 


3c. Edward Rembert DuBose, Jr.% b. 1 Jany., 1890 ; d. 7 Aug., 

4c. James Rembert DuBose IV^ b. 4 June, 1892; m. 12 Nov., 

1919, Louise Moultrie, of Rome, Ga., dau. of Mr. and Mrs. Elijah 
Jones Moultrie; 

5c. Samuel Inman DuBose% b. 31 Oct., 1897 ; m. 25 Sept., 1920, 
Miss Emma Briggs, dau. of Mr. and Mrs. Mathew A. Briggs ; 

6c. Hugh Inman DuBose% b. 21 Oct., 1901. Single; 

7c. Catherine Lea DuBose'% b. 14 March, 1890. 

8a. William Vance DuBose", 1854-1914, m. (I), 5 Dec, 1876, 
Jessie Boring, Washington, Ga., dau. of Rev. JeL?e Boring, by 
v^hom he had four children : lb. — Howard DuBose, d. aged 2 yrs. ; 
2b. — Harriet Elizabeth DuBose, m. John Sullivan, of Anderson, 
S. C. ; 3b. — Vance DuBose, m. James M. Coleman, of Atlanta ; 4b. — 
Jessie Duncan DuBose, m. Enoch C. Prather. 

William Vance DuBose" m. (II) . . .a lady of Mystic, Ga., on 
A. B. & A. R. R., near Fitzgerald, and had by her one child. 
10a. Hugh Pharr and Bettie Lou (DuBose) Quin" have: 

lb. Hugh Wallace Quin", b. 10 Aug., 1880 ; 

2b. Elizabeth James Quin', b. 5 Dec, 1881 ; m. 16 March, 1910, 
Daniel Gabriel Wayne III, of Charleston, S. C., and have: Ic. — 
Elizabeth^; 2c — LouHe DuBose^; 3c. — JuKa Gertrude®; 4c — Daniel 
Gabriel Wayne IV«. 

3b. Jennie Wood Quin^ b. 20 Feby., 1883; m. 22 April, 1902, 
Horace Herndon Murray, of Newnan, Ga. Issue: Ic — Samuel 
DuBose Murray® ; 2c — Elizabeth Wallace Murray® ; 3c. — Katherine 
Herndon Murray®, d. in inf.; 4c. — Hugh Quin Murray®; 5c — 
Dorothy Langdon Murray®. 

4b. Marion DuBose Quin^ b. 11 Dec, 1884; d. 7 Aug., 1885; 

5b. Langdon Cheves Quin", b. 12 Nov., 1886; m. 10 Jany., 

1920, Eugenia Caldwell, of Chattanooga, Tenn. Issue: Langdon 
Caldwell Quin®. 

6b. Robert Smith Quin% b. 15 April, 1889 ; m. 7 Nov., 1917, 
Thomas Egleston Perdue, youngest dau. of John Albert and 
Marion (Graham) Perdue, of Atlanta, Ga. Issue: Ic — Tommie 
PbtcLub OuzYi^ 

7b. Louis DuBose Quin", b. 24 March, 1892; m. 5 Oct., 1920, 
Olga von Oven Jatho, of Charleston, S. C, dau. of Geo. W. Jatho 
and his wife Arnolda von Oven. 

8b. Nannie Duncan Quin", b. 5 Feby., 1894; m. 12 Sept., 1916, 
Austin Henry Moore, of Washington, Ga., and had: Ic — Nan 
DuBose Moore, b. 7 June, 1917 ; 2c. — Cornelia Milton Moore, b. 11 
Jany., 1920. 

AND Allied Families 139 

9b. Martha (Mattie) Vance Quin', b. 27 May, 1896; m. 12 
June, 1920, Arthur E. Dunaway, of Memphis, Tenn. ; 
10b. Helen DuBose Quin", b. 12 Nov., 1898. 

5. Mary Ann Tabitha Hill^ (WylieS Abraham% Abraham^, 
HenryO, 1814-1868, m. 25 Feby., 1834, Col. Perry Emory Duncan, 
of Greenville, S. C, b. 26 May, 1800 ; d. 16 July, 1867, near Albany, 
Ga. Issue : 

la. Burwell Alexander Duncan", M. D., b. 26 March, 1835 ; d. 
in July, 1917, at Moorehouse, Mo. (q. v.) ; 

2a. Robert Perry Duncan's b. Feby. 18, 1838 ; d. in the 90's in 
N. Y. City. (q. v.) ; 

3a. Wylie Hill Duncan«, b. April 25, 1840; d. Jany. 25, 1882, 
in Washington, Ga. Unm. ; 

4a. James Meriwether Duncan", b. June 3, 1842 ; d. March 21, 
1873, in Ark. (q. v.) ; 

5a. William Thomas Duncan", b. Jan. 19, 1844; d. Dec. 20, 

6a. Martha Pope", called "Mattie", Duncan, b. March 7, 1846 ; 
d (q. v.) ; 

7a. Amelia Jordan Duncan", b. Aug. 6, 1848; d. Jan. 25, 1884. 
(q- V.) ; 

8a. Edwin DuBose Duncan", b. April 29, 1850; d. . . . , near 
West Point, Miss., unm. ; 

9a. George Washington Duncan", b. Feby. 22, 1852, d. in 1911 
at Colorado Springs, (q. v.) ; 

10a. Mary Millicent Duncan", b. Dec. 27, 1853; d. Aug. 4, 

11a. William Jordan", called "Popcorn", Duncan, b. Oct. 23, 
1856; d. Sept. 20, 1867, at home of his aunt, Mrs. Wm. M. Jordan, 
in Wilkes Co., Ga. 

la. Dr. Burwell Alexander Duncan'^ (5, X, B, P, 0), 1835-1917, 
m. (I) Feby. 9, 1858, Celestia A Strong, dau. of Elisha Strong, of 
Columbus, Miss., and his wife, Ann Hill, dau. of Thomas (1780- 
1816) and Sallie (McGehee) Hill (see post XII, B, P, O) ; m. (II) 
Jany. 30, 1893, Mrs. Julia Watson Manning. Issue by 1st, none by 
2nd, mar.: 

lb. Annie Strong Duncan', d. Oct. 17, 1915; m. Nov. 27, 1900, 
Judge Thomas Grant Blackwell. Issue: Ic. — William Duncan 
BackwelP; 2c. — Virginia BlackwelP; 

2b. Perry Emory Duncan IP, d. Feby., 1905; m. April 15, 
1891, Mary Lee Smith. Issue, 2 daus. and 3 sons, all living in 1914 
in Oxford, Miss. ; Ic. — Lucy Duncan^ the eldest dau., has the Chair 
of Latin in the High School at Grenada, Miss. 

2a. Robert Perry Duncan'' (5, X, B, P, 0), 1838-189 — , Major 
Staff of Genl. Hoke, C. S. A. ; m. Feby. 6, 1872, Lucie J. Harris, 
dau. of Genl. Harris, of Columbus, Miss. Issue, 3 children ; a dau. 
m , ...... Howe and lives at Yonkers, N. Y. 

140 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

4a. James Meriwether Duncan« (5, X, B, P, O), 1842-1873, 
m. Martha Malinda, called "Mattie", Taliaferro. (See ante 
p. 98, 7a, 5, IX, B, P, O). 

6a. Martha Pope (Mattie) Duncan\ (5, X, B, P. O), 1846- 

, m. March 20, 1867, George C. Beall deed., of Albany, Ga. 

Issue: lb. — Mamie BealP, rn. Charles Robinson, of Social Circle, 
Ga., no issue — both deed.; 2b. — Martha Beall — single — living in 
N. Y. City. 

7a. Amelia Jordan Duncan'^ (5, X, B, P, 0), 1848-1894; m. 
Joseph H. Burk, deed. Issue: lb. — Duncan Burk^; 2b. — Fannie 
May Burk'; 3b. — Annie Burk^ 

9a. George Washington Duncan^ (5, X, B, P, 0), 1852-1911; 
m. Caroline Johnson, of Macon, Ga. Issue: lb. — George Wash- 
ington Duncan, Jr.''; 2b. — Annie Tracy Duncan', m. Rodney S. 
Cohen, of Augusta, Ga. 

6. Amelia Thomas Hill^ (X, B, P, O), 1817-1882, m. (I) 
April 10, 1838, Dr. William Moore Jordan (by W. P. Arnold, M. 
G.), b. Feby. 11, 1817; d. May 29, 1873; had several children, but 
all d. in inf.; m. (II) 10 Nov., 1877, Dr. Gilbert Hinton, called 
"Gill", WOOTTEN (by Wm. L. Wootten, L. D.), his 2nd wife. No 

From the middle of the 50's she was the owner and resided at 
her father's homestead. Some years before the Civil War she 
razed the original building and erected in its stead a magnificent 
Colonial mansion — probably the handsomest in the County — which, 
alas! within a year after its completion, was totally destroyed by 
fire. It was replaced by a cottage, which was added to from time 
to time, and, it was said of it, that it would accommodate all 
comers, however many there might be. She truly lived for others ; 
was a zealous and intense Methodist, but tolerant of all denomina- 
tions and creeds. The Methodist Church, and the ministers there- 
of, were objects of her especial care, and to them her benefactions 
were limited solely by her means. She provided for the education 
of many of their children and her home was to them a Mecca and 
a Refuge. 

Dr. William Moore Jordan completed his medical education in 
London in the spring of 1836. (See Jordan). 

(For the Washington Gazette.) 

Departed this life on the 9th of January, at the residence of 
her brother, Col. L. M. Hill, Mrs. Amelia T. Wootten, formerly 
Mrs. Dr. Wm. Jordan, Amelia T. Hill, aged 65. The deceased was 
the daughter of Wylie and Martha Hill. There were four brothers 
and four sisters, all of whom are in the "spirit land," except Col. 
L. M. Hill, who is the only survivor. Death selected here a bright 
and shining mark, and while taking a member from the "church 
militant on earth," He has added another angel to that galaxy of 
immortal spirits that cluster around the "great white throne." 


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The deceased was for many years, not merely a member of the 
"Methodist Episcopal church south," but she was eminently and 
sincerely a truly pious, christian woman. This was signally made 
manifest by a daily walk and a christian example running back for 
more than a quarter of a century. She was a woman of very de- 
cided convictions and noble impulses, truly loyal to her home, to 
kindred, to friends, and to her church. As a neighbor, there was 
no one more kind, no one more popular. The name of "Aunt Em" 
was as familiar to all this people as "household words," beloved 
and endeared to them, by her many acts of kindness and atten- 
tion; often times coming as a friend in need a true friend indeed. 
Her charities which were many, were not published to the world. 
She gave for the good of others, and without a selfish motive 
prompting. Her mission on earth seemed to be to minister to the 
wants and wishes of others, and in the bestowal of her charities, 
her pure unselfish heart was thankful to her God that she was 
able to help. Upon her own person, or for her own personal com- 
forts, she used but little of her means, preferring to be a helper to 
the afflicted. In her death this entire community has suffered a 
loss that is irreparable, and the vacant chair at "Independence," 
will tell of the absent one gone before. But our loss is her gain. 
It was the lot of the writer to be in the same house with the de- 
ceased for nearly the entire time of her illness, and I can bear 
testimony to the fact that all of her expressions as to death were 
to the effect that her "pathway through the dark valley and 
shadow of death," presented no obstacles to her, that she could 
"read her titles clear to mansions in the skies," that there was no 
sting to death and no victory in the grave over her, that she 
would soon be "at rest." And when at last the coffin came, and 
the body cold in death laid therein, I read on the metallic head 
plate of the casket, "at rest," my mind in an instant caught at 
these significant words, and I felt in my heart of hearts, that "it 
is not all of life to live, nor the whole of death to die." "Aunt Em, 
is at rest." H. R. C. 

In Memoriam 

Truly "death loves a shining mark" and scarcely could have 
selected a brighter, than when on Monday morning last, his 
poisoned dart was directed towards our loved friend and counselor, 
Mrs. Dr. Wootten. For the greater part of her life a resident of 
this county, she was widely known even beyond its limits for her 
exemplary piety and "alms deeds which she did." Her house was 
the preacher's home, and its doors were always open to the 
orphan's cry, the poor and the suffering. Every Friday was ob- 
served by her for thirty-odd years, as a day of fasting and prayer, 
and who can calculate the amount of good those seasons of de- 
votion have done to her, and are still doing for those for whom 
she thus wrestled? Thoughts of them cluster as a halo around 

142 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

her memory, and though the vase is broken and shattered, the 
scent of the roses lingers there still. 

Passionately fond of reading, she laid by a certain sum each 
year for the purchase of books, and showing with these as well as 
every other possession her spirit of love and charity to those less 
favored, she gave of them liberally to the extent of her means, 
and when unable to give they were freely lent to all who desired to 
profit by their perusal. Many times have they brought such pleas- 
ures and profit to our own home circle and will be sadly missed 
now that the loving heart which prompted the noble deeds lies cold 
in death. 

Her life's motto was "trust in God and do the right" and come 
weal or woe, sure was she to "take it all to God in prayer." Every 
ill of her life she bore as a correction from a loving Father's 
hand, and though at times clouds would gather thick and fast 
about her path, never one murmur was heard from her lips. Her 
little ones were taken one by one in their infancy. Father, mother, 
brother and sisters, all passed away, and yet another and heavier 
trial awaited her. The almost idolized husband of her youth and 
middle age went down to the cold waters of death leaving her 
heart torn and bleeding, and her life well nigh desolate, yet still 
her faith never wavered, but rather its brightness grew "more and 
more unto the perfect day." Surely of such the world is not 
worthy. For quite a number of years, she and Col. L. M. Hill have 
been the only surviving members of a large family of children, 
and now even of those two; "the one has been taken and the 
other left." She died at his house, whither she had gone on a 
visit, when she was taken sick, and though surrounded with every 
attention that loving hearts could devise, nothing could stay the 
march of the fell destroyer. 

Peace to her ashes, and may the companion of her old age, and 
others she has left behind, so live that they too "may die the 
death of the righteous, and may their last end, be like hers." 

7. Col. Wylie Pope Hill^ (X, B, P, 0), 1820-1864, m. 27 
Feby., 1845, Miss Jane James Austin, b. 30 June, 1824; d. 23 
Jany., 1913, dau. of Dr. Thos. Collins and Mary Turner (James) 
Austin, of Greenville, S. C. Dr. Austin was the son of Col. Wm. 
Austin, soldier of the Revolution, and his wife Jane Collins, dau. 
of Thos. Collins, Sr. (His. of Spartanburg Co., p. 416, by Lan- 
drum; Cy^ of Ga., Vol. 2, pp. 274-5). 

His homestead is situated eight miles northwest of Washing- 
ton, on the south side of the Danielsville road. It is a large two- 
story frame building, with a wide veranda. It stands in a beautiful 
grove of forest trees, and save an addition of two or more rooms 
made in recent years looks just as it did when built. An unmarried 
dau. and two unmarried sons now occupy it. (Ga. L. M. & L., Vol. 
II, p. 1050). He was a man of fine mental endowments, sterling 

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integrity and magnetic personality; was a large planter and pos- 
sessed a splendid fortune; was respected, esteemed, honored and 
beloved by all who enjoyed his acquaintance; was an accomplished 
violinist and took great delight in accompanying his wife at the 
piano for the pleasure and entertainment of his family and visiting 
friends ; was very fond of the chase and took great delight in his 
perfectly trained pack of redbone red-fox hounds, unequalled in 
training, in fleetness, wind and nose, and envied by all true lovers 
of the sport. Their voices were musical, and at the height of a 
chase, as thrilling to the hunters as the clarion notes of a bugle 
sounding a charge to an army. He, in June, 1863, assumed com- 
mand of the 1st Ga. Militia Regt., Genl. Toombs' Brigade, and 
served till May, 1864, when he resigned on account of ill health. 
Thereafter, until his death, was a recruiting and supply agent for 
the Confederate Government, to whose cause he was intrinsically 
and insistently loyal. 


la. Thomas Austin HilF', b. Feby., 1846; d. Nov., 1892 (q. v.) ; 

2a. Sallie McGehee HilP, b. Nov., 1848; d. 1879 (q. v.) ; 

3a. William Edwin HilP, b. Nov., 1850. Unm. ; 

4a. Burwell Meriwether Hiir% b. July, 1852. Unm.; 

5a. Dr. John James HilP, b. Nov., 1854; d. Nov., 1906 (q. v.) ; 

6a. Mary Austin Hill", b. Aug., 1858 (q. v.) ; 

7a. Martha Pope HilP, b. 1859 ; single ; 

8a. William McGehee HilP, b. 1861 ; d. 1862 ; 

9a. Lina Amelia Hill«, b. 1864 (q. v.) ; 
10a. Wylie Pope Hill, Jr.«, b. 1865 ; d. 1908, unm. 

la. Thomas Austin HiW (Wylie Pope% Wylie^, 1846-1892, 
educated at the Ga. Military Institute, at Marietta, Ga., and at the 
U. of Ga. at Athens; settled near Pine Bluff, Ark.; m. Aug., 1886, 
Maggie McCord, niece of Joseph A. McCord, of Federal Reserve 
Bank of Atlanta, Ga., b. 15 May, 1867, and had an only child : 

lb. Thomas Austin Hill, Jr.% b. 24 July, 1889; m. 6 Feby., 
1908, Nina Martin, b. 1891, and had: Ic— Thomas Austin Hill 
IIP, b. 6 Nov., 1909. 

2a. Sallie McGehee HiW (Wylie Pope% Wylie^, 1849-1879, m. 
in 1871, Benjamin Semmes Irwin, 1st wife, b. 1847; d. 1913, atty. 
at law, Washington, Ga., bro. of Capt. Charles E. Irwin, deed., edu- 
cated at U. of Va., member of Z. A. E. fraternity. Issue : 

lb. Paul Hill Irwin^ of N. Y. City, b. June, 1876 ; m. in 1904, 
Burdene Bieckle, b. 1881. 

Hon. Benjamin S. Irwin m. (II) Miss Brownie Brewer, dau. 
of Col. Willis Brewer, historian and statesman of Ala., and had 
dau. Mildred Irwin, m. 3 Dec, 1921, Garnett Andrews Green, atty. 
at law, of Washington, Ga. 

5a. Dr. John James Hill'' (Wylie Pope^ Wylie*), 1854-1906, 
m. (I) in 1883, Willie Callaway, b. 1863; d. 1883, of Wilkes Co.; 
m. (II) in 1889, Mary Lou Pope, b. 1868, of Washington, Ga., dau. 

144 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

of William A. Pope, deed., and had : lb.— Effie Pope Hill' , b. 1892 ; 
m. Edward Alsop, b. 1838, his 2nd wife, divorced. No issue. 

6a. Mary Austin HiW (Wylie Pope% Wylie*), 1858- . . . ., m. in 
1885, Edward A. Barnett, b. 1855, of Washington, Ga. Issue: 

lb. Austin Hill Barnett', b. 1886 ; m., 1917, Mamie Clair Chap- 
man, b. 1893; 

2b. Elizabeth W. Barnett', b. 1888; m., 1910, Marion Pem- 
broke Pope, b. 1876, of Washington, Ga. ; 

3b. Marion Hill Barnett', b. 1891 ; 

4b. Edward Augustus Barnett% b. 1893; 

5b. Samuel Hill Barnett', b. 1897 ; d. 1918, in World War, 1st 
Lieut., U. S. A., A. E. F. 

9a. Lina Amelia HiW (Wylie Pope% Wylie*), 1864- . . . ., m., 
1884, Edward S. McCandless, b. 1853, of Atlanta, Ga., and had : 

lb. Lina McCandless' , d. in inf. ; 

2b. Edna Hill McCandless", b. 1887; m., 1912, Albert E. 
Thornton, Jr., b. 1885, of Atlanta, Ga. 

8. Abraham Thomas Walton Hill° (Wylie*, Abraham^), 
1822-1845, noted for his piety, was returning from a visit to his 
fiancee, Eliza Alexander, dau. of Col. Mitchell Alexander, who lived 
on the French Broad River, some 10 miles from Asheville, on road 
to Warm Springs, and was taken sick with bilious intermittent 
fever, and died at his uncle. Perry Emory Duncan's six miles from 
Greenville, S. C. He was attended in his illness by Thos. Collins 
Austin, and buried at his uncle's, but eleven years later his body 
was removed to the new cemetery at Greenville. His fiancee later 
married the Rev. J. S. Burnett, Methodist minister, his 1st wife, 
and they were the parents of Col. Wylie Burnett, deed., a prom- 
inent lawyer of Athens, Ga. The Rev. J. S. Burnett m. (II) Miss 
Sallie Spann, sister of Caroline Spann, who married Capt. James 
Rembert DuBose, Jr. (See 3a, 4, X, B. P. 0). 

XL— Mary (Polly) Hill* (Abraham^ Abr.^, Hy.^, b. c. 1777; 
d. 2 June, 1849 ; m., 20 March, 1794, Wylie Pope, b. c. 1762 ; d. 16 
July, 1819, bro. of Burwell, 1751-1800, Willis, John and Henry 
Augustine Pope. Issue : 

1. Josiah Woods Pope^ b. c. 1796 ; d. 1823. (q. v.) ; 

2. John Clark Pope% b. c. 1800. His estate administered by 
James Huling in 1832 ; 

3. Sally Mary Ann Pope^ b. c. 1804. (q. v.) ; 

4. Wylie Hill Pope% b. c. 1708. (q. v.). 

1. Josiah Woods Pope' (XI, B, P, O), c. 1796-1823, m., 14 
Feb., 1818, Almeda Calloway, her 1st husband, and she, after his 
death, m. (II) Baker Lipscomb. (See Excursus — Lipscomb, p. 146). 
She was the sister of Clarissa Calloway, who m. Abraham Hill*, 
1778-1852, and of Eliza Calloway, who m. (I) Ben Wootten, m. (II) 
Wylie Maxwell, m. (Ill) James Arnold, and bro. of Willis Calloway, 
whose dau. Mitt m. Stokes Walton, and dau. of Joseph Calloway 
and his wife Nancy Ragan, dau. of Jonathan Ragan, Sr., deed., of 

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Oglethorpe Co, Joseph Calloway was the son of Job Calloway and 
his wife, Mary Issue : 

la. Wylie Middleton Pope% b, c. 1820, m. (I) his first cousin, 
Almeda Wootten, d. April, 1870, dau. of Ben and Eliza (Calloway) 
Wootten; m. (II) Elizabeth Whitehead (Taylor) Wootten, dau. of 
Col. Clark Taylor and widow of Dr. William Henry Wootten, d. 
March, 1861, who was his first wife's brother. Issue by 1st, none 
by 2nd, mar., 22 children, of whom only five attained their majority, 
viz. : 

lb. Mary Pope% d. c. Dec, 1869, m. Capt. John Walton, his 1st 
wife, and left 4 children. He m. (II) Lizzille Wootten, 1st wife's 1st 
cousin, dau. of John Ben and Agnes (Wootten) Wootten; m. (Ill) 
Sarah (Aycock) Willis. No issue; 

2b. John Henry Pope', deed., m Smith and had several 

children ; 

3b. Lou Pope^ m. William Faver ; 

4b. Amelia, called "Lady Bird" Pope", m. James David Faver, 
bro. of William ; 

5b. Tom Pope^ m. Julia Ficklin, dau. of William and Julia 
(Anthony) Ficklin, living, 1921, in Atlanta, Ga. No issue. 

3. Sallie Mary Ann Pope^ (XI, B, P, 0), b. c. 1804, m. James 
Huling, either bro. or uncle of the mother of U. S. Senr. Robt. 
Toombs, deed. Issue: 

la. Henry Huling^, m. Mat. Anthony; 2a. Gus Huling«, d. 
unm. ; 3a. George Huling«, d. ; 4a. Martha Burns Huling", m. Tig- 
nail Moss. Issue: lb. — Georgia Moss', m. (I) ; m. (II) 

; 2b. — James Alexander Moss% b. 4 Jan., 1857, of Tignall, 

Ga., m., in 1887, Amica Walton, dau. of Jim Walton and Amica, or 
America, Moss, his wife. Issue : 

Ic. Janie Burns Moss**; 2c. — Livingston Wesley Moss^; 3c. — 
James Wyatt Moss** ; 4c. — Jessie Amica Moss^ who m. I. C. Fields, 
of Albany, Ga. 

Mr. Moss is one of the leading citizens of Wilkes, is a director 
of a bank of Tignall, and president of one in Washington, Ga. 

4. Wylie Hill Pope'^ (XI, B, P, 0), b. c. 1808, d. in 1868, in 
Wilkes Co. James Huling was appointed his guardian April 13, 
1827; m. Ariana Twining, her 1st husband, dau. of Mrs. Sarah 
Twining, who was 2nd wife of Henry Jossey, Jr. Issue : two sons ; 
one b. in 1836, one named Middleton Pope. 

Col. Wylie Hill Pope and wife separated. She with the two 
boys removed to Coweta, or Meriwether Co., Ga., and there she m. 

(II) a Mr Hill, a stage driver — no kin to the Hills, of 

Wilkes, — and her son Middleton Pope changed his name to Mid- 
dleton Hill. No further record. 

Excursus: The Eliza Calloway named above under (1, XI, 

146 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

B, P, 0, p. 144) and her 1st husband, Ben Wootten, b. 1790 ; m. in 
1820, had : 

1. John Ben Wootten, b. 1821 (q. v.) ; 

2. Dr. William Henry Wootten, b. c. 1823 (q. v.) ; 

3. Almeda Wootten, b. c. 1825; d. April, 1870, who m. Wylie 
Middleton Pope«, his 1st wife. (See la, XI, B, P, O,)— p. 145. 

1. John Ben Wootten, b. 1821, m. Agnes Wootten, dau. of 
Thomas Wootten (son of Thomas and Tabitha (Pope) Wootten) 
and his wife, Milly Smith, and had : 

(1) Eliza Wootten, m. Rev. Capt. John Sanders Callaway, a 
Baptist minister, and had several children: 

(2) Lizzelle Wootten, m. Capt. John, Walton, 2nd wife — see p. 

(3) Ben Wootten, Jr., d. unm.,— and an adopted son named 
Isaiah Binns. 

2. Dr. William Henry Wootten, b. c. 1823 ; d. 1861, in Newnan, 
Ga., m. in 1845, Elizabeth Whitehead Taylor, 1st husband (See 
ante la, XI, B, P, 0), and had: 

(1) Ella Pope Wootten, b. c. 1847; m. William O. Sandwick; 

(2) William Clark Wootten, b. c. 1849 ; m. Alice McLain ; 

(3) James Lewis Wootten, b. 31 Dec, 1851; m. Harriett Huff; 

(4) Richard Henry Wootten, b. 29 May, 1853; d. Oct., 1909 

(q. V.) ; 

(5) Rosa Clifton Wootten, b. 24 March, 1855; m. 18 Dec, 
1879, J. M. Spratlin, of Lincolnton, Ga., and has a large family of 

(4) Richard Henry Wootten, 1853-1909, m. 11 Dec, 1878, 
Georgia LeSueur and had: 

1. Katherine D. Wootten, b. 15 March, 1880; m. Robert S. 
Lokey, and had: 

(1) Robert S. Lokey, Jr., b. 14 Feby., 1920; 

2. Harold LeSueur Wootten, b. 10 Dec, 1881 ; 

3. Lalette Wootten, b. 9 Dec, 1883; m. William G. Love, of 
Columbus, Ga. Issue: (1) William G. Love, Jr., b. 6 July, 1914; 
(2) Richard Wootten Love, b. 2 Oct., 1916. 

4. Maida Wootten, b. 1 Nov., 1887; m. Carrol D. Colley. Issue: 
(1) Frank Harris Colley, b. 24 AiDril, 1915; (2) Carrol Colley, Jr., 
b. 17 Feby., 1919. 

5. Jerome Alexander Wootten, b. 8 Jany., 1890; d. 4 Oct., 
1918 * 

6.' Walter Douglas Wootten, b. 21 Dec, 1891 ; 

7. Elizabeth Wootten, b. 8 July, 1894 ; 

8. Roselyn Reid Wootten, b. Oct., 1898 ; m. Hobart Miller. 


Baker Lipscomb, of Wilkes Co., Ga., b. 19 Dec, 1797; m. Almeda 
(Calloway) Pope, wid. of Josiah Woods Pope. Issue: 

1. Lucinda Ann Lipscomb, b. 28 Jany., 1826, m. (I) 31 Oct., 

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1849, Abram Marshall Hill; m. (II) Hilliary Talbert. (See p. 27) ; 

2. Willis Webster Lipscomb, b. 25 May, 1828; 

3. Joseph Calloway Lipscomb, b. 31 March, 1830; 

4. Mary Elizabeth Lipscomb, b. 10 July, 1833; m. Dr. Henry 
Willis Hill, 1st wife, son of Abram and Clarissa (Calloway) Hill; 

5. Martha Clarissa Lipscomb, b. 9 Oct., 1835; 

6. Sarah Louise Lipscomb, b. 26 Dec, 1837; 

7. Almeda Jane Lipscomb, b. 19 June, 1840, and 

8. George Willis Lipscomb, b. 19 June, 1840, twins ; 

9. Elmira Rebecca Lipscomb, b. 28 Nov., 1842 ; 
10. Emma Eugenia Lipscomb, b. 26 July, 1846. 

XII. Thomas Hill* (Abraham^ Abr.-, Hy.0 , 1780-1816, m. 28 
June, 1799, Sallie McGehee, 1st husband, b. 11 July, 1784; d. after 
1852, dau. of Micajah and Ann (Scott) McGehee. She m. (II) 
Dionysius Oliver, whose 1st wife was Lucinda McGhee, younger 
sister of Sallie McGehee Hill. This 2nd marriage was after Jany., 
1822, but exact date not learned. "Sallie the second dau. of Micajah 
McGehee was the prettiest woman on the frontiers of Ga., according 
to frontier taste. Her eyes were large, liquidly bright, with long, 
dark eye-lashes, shading them so as to add to their fascination. 
Her features were regular, and her cheeks rosy. Her person was 
straight and all the roundings of her limbs and chest beautifully 
perfect. She had just begun to run all the young men crazy who 
saw her, when she and Tom Hill fancied each other and married. 
After the death of Tom Hill, she m. her bro.-in-law, Dionysius 
Oliver. They moved West, whither all her children by her first 
marriage are gone. She had none by her last." ("Georgian", pp. 
172-'3, by Geo. R. Gilmer) . (See Excursus : McGehee) . 

Issue I 

1. Amelia Walton HilF', b. 12 Aug., 1800; d (q. v.) ; 

2. Middleton Milledge Meade Hill% b. 12 May, 1802; d. 1849. 
(q. V.) ; 

3. Nancy (Ann) Scott HilP, b. 17 Aug., 1804; d. 8 Feby., 
1878 (q V ) * 

4.' Aliza Winfrey HilP, b. 22 May, 1806; d. 11 Aug., 1807; 

5. Lucinda McGehee Hill, b. 5 Jany., 1808; d. 9 May, 1811 ; 

6. Sarah Milton Hill% b. 3 Jany., 1810; d. 9 Dec, 1848. (q. v.) ; 

7. Mary (Polly) Christian Hill", b. 20 March, 1812; d. 10 June, 
1835. (q. V.) ; 

8. Thomas Baytop Jefferson Hill", b. 27 Jany., 1814 ; d. 6 May, 
1873. (q. V.) ; 

9. Abraham Wylie HilP, b. 10 Feby., 1816; d. 29 Dec, 1884. 

(q .v.). 

1. Amelia Walton HiW (dau. of Thos. and Sallie (McGehee) 
Hill) , m. (I) 29 Oct., 1818, James Alford Hill'^ her 1st cousin, b. 2 
Dec, 1797; d. 28 Feby., 1831. (For issue, see ante 2, IX, B, P, O., 
p. . . .) ; m. (II) William (Billy) Gresham, bro. of Thos. and Ben 
Gresham, who lived and died in Lexington, Ga. No issue. 

148 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

2. Middleton Milledge Meade Hill'' (Thos.% Abraham% Abra- 
ham-, HenryO, 1802-1849, went from Marion Co., Ala., to Bastrop 
Co., Texas, where his sister, Mrs. John McGehee, was then living, 
and finally, with his younger brothers, Thomas Baytop Jefferson^ 
and Abraham Wylie HilP, purchased the headright of Gen. Edward 
Burleson on Colorado River, 12 miles from Bastrop City. The 
same year, owing to the disturbed condition in Texas, he returned 
to Ala.— the brothers remaining in Tex. In 1838 he went again to 
Tex., carrying his family and located on his purchase. He carried 
2 wagons, a hack, 3 teams, 7 field hands and a number of young 
negroes. He immediately began to erect log houses, the floors 
made of split and hewed puncheons, and in a few years had 200 
acres of his land in cultivation, and combined stock raising with 
farming. In 1841 he erected a cotton gin and mill — the 3rd in 
Bastrop County — operated by horse power, to which was brought 
cotton from all parts of the State, and people from many miles dis- 
tant brought their grain to the mill. 

2. Middleton Milledge Meade HilV> m. (1), 5 Aug., 1824, Olley 
Amelia Forster, d. 6 Nov., 1824; m. (II), 16 Oct., 1825, Julia F. 
Walker, d. in 1869. Issue by 2nd mar., 8 children, 5 boys and 3 
girls : 

la. Sarah HilP, b. 1830 ; d. 19 April, 1920, aged 90 years ; m. 
Ouilla J. Nichols and had 8 children, 6 boys and 2 girls: James% 
Middleton^ Thomas% Robert', George", Han% Scottie' and Pinkie'; 

2a. Dr. Robert E. Hill% d. unm. He served in the 8th Texas 
Regt., C. S. A. ; 

3a. Thos. Abram Wylie HilP, b. in Marion Co., Ala., 24 July, 
1834; d. in Smithville, Tex., in Feby., 1921. (q. v.) ; 

4a. John Walker Forster HilP, b. in Marion Co., Ala., in 1837. 
(q. V.) ; 

5a. James H. Hill" m. Lou Sanders and had, it is said, 7 chil- 
dren, names not given; 

6a. Martha Elizabeth Hill", b. 1839 in Tex.; m. Thos. Jeffer- 
son Brooks and had: Robert A. Brooks^ atty. at law, Bastrop, 
Tex.; Eula Lee Brooks'; Thos. Jefferson Brooks, Jr.", deed.; 

7a. Mary Scott Hill", m. James Duncan Williams, deed., re- 
sides in Austin, Tex.; Issue: lb. — JuHa Williams'; 2b.— Mary 
Williams% m Goldman, of Austin, Tex.; 

8a. Middleton Hill, Jr.", d. s. p. O 

3a. Thomas A. W. Hill" (Middleton% Thos.*, Abraham-), 
1834-1921, attended the common schools and two sessions at Bas- 
trop College. At age of 18 was manager of Mrs. Olliver's farm, 
and at outbreak of the Civil War was engaged in same occupation 
for his uncle, Thos. B. J. Hill. In 1862 he joined Co. D, 8th Tex., 
or Terry Rangers, Army of Tenn. Was engaged in 1st and 2nd 
battles of Murfreesborough, Perryville, Chickamauga, and numer- 
ous others; was paroled at Lexington, when the U. S. furnished 
him with transportation for only a part of the way home, where 

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he arrived June 1st, 1865 ; he remained at the old homestead from 
1870 to 1889, when he removed to his own farm of 2100 acres in 
the Colorado River valley, the same being his portion of the farm. 
(His. of Tex., p. 700). 

He m., in 1856, Miss Sarah E. Scates, of Fayette Co., Tex., d. 
1 June, 1891, dau. of J. B. and Theodocia (Smith) Scates, pioneer 
settlers of the State. Mr. Scates was one of the signers of the 
Declaration of Independence of the State of Tex. ; was twice mar- 
ried, by his 1st wife 2 chn. — Sarah E., wife of Mr. Hill, and J. R. 
Scates ; by 2nd mar., had 3 children. 

Thos. A. W.« and Sarah E. (Scates) Hill had 12 children, 10 of 
whom grew to years of maturity, viz.: 1. — Middleton^; 2. — Belle", 
m. R. A. Rutherford; 3. — Anna" and 4. — Austin", twins — former 
now deed., was wife of F. Hargrove; 5.— Fannie^ (or Tommie), 
wife of Fierce Lowry; 6.— Sarah T.", wife of Dave Robinson; 7. — 
Julia^; 8. — Robert" and 9. — Mattie' — twins — Mattie deed.; 10. — 


Mrs. Hill was a member of the Methodist Church, and Mr. Hill 
affiliates with A. F. & A. M. J. Nixon Lodge No. 241 and Bastrop 
Chap. No. 95. 

4a. John W. F. HiW, b. 1737, son of Middleton'' and Julia 
F. (Walker) Hill, is a member of the mercantile firm of Yeager 
and Hill, Smithville, Tex. He received his education in the town of 
Bastrop and for 2 years before the opening of the Civil War was a 
clerk. In 1858 went to Mexico, purchased a drove of horses and 
sold them in Tex. In 1861 joined Co. D, Terry's Rangers — 8th Tex. 
Cavalry, Army of Tenn., participated in battles of Shiloh, Perry- 
ville, Murfreesborough — in last named engagement was captured, 
taken to Camp Douglas 31 Dec, 1862, exchanged at City Point, 
Va., 7 April, 1863; rejoined his command at McMinnsville, Tenn., 
and took part in battles of Chickamauga, Resaca, Kennesaw, New 
Hope, Atlanta, Bentonville, and many minor engagements. He had 
during the struggle several horses killed under him, clothes riddled 
but never wounded. He entered as a private, but was made a non- 
com, officer. 

In 1866 he established a saw-milling industry on Colorado 
River, in which he continued 2 years, when he purchased a farm 
on the River of about 2300 acres, near where he was reared and 
remained on it until 1875. In '75 took up his residence in City of 
Dallas, but remained there only a short time. From fall of 1875 to 
1888 engaged in mercantile business at Alum Creek and later, in 
same year, came to his present location. The firm of Yeager and 
Hill has been in existence since 1875. 

In 1868 he m. Miss Mariah Yeager (or Yerger), d. 29 Dec, 
1875, dau. of John C. and Mariah (Kinkle) Yeager, and had a son 
Yeager HilP, who became a member also of the firm of Yeager & 
Hill, of Smithville, married and reared a large family, and died in 
June, 1921. Mrs. Mariah (Yeager) Hill was a member of the 

150 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and Mr. John W. Hill affiliates 
with the A. F. and A. M., J. Nixon Lodge No. 380. (Tex. His. — 
Bio., p. 715). 

3. Nancy {Ann) Scott HilV' (Thos.*, Abraham^ Abraham-, 
HenryO, 1804-1878, m., 18 Sept., 1821, Genl. Elisha Strong, b. in 
Va., son of Charles Strong (b. Hanover Co., Va., 18 Jany., 1763 ; d. 
15 Oct., 1848, in Oglethorpe Co., Ga.) and his wife Sarah Thomp- 
son (d. 1849, over 80 years old— "White's Statistics", p. 611) ; 
came to Lexington, Ga., a merchant, in 1800 ; d. 21 Nov., 1879. He 
was in the wars of 1812 and 1836; was Q. M. Sergt. on Major 
William Alexander's staff, Ga. Militia, from 5 Nov., 1813, to 6 
Jany., 1814, when he was promoted to 2nd Lieut, in Capt. Wm. 
Ford's Rifle Co., Floyd's Division, from which he was discharged 
7 March, 1814, having served 123 days. Lt. Strong commanded the 
Co. the major portion of the time, Capt. Wm. Ford being sick. 

He enlisted at Fort Hawkins — now Macon, Ga., — was at the 
battle of Calabee Swamp, Residence at time of enlistment, Lexing- 
ton, Ga. Date of application for pension, 6 Jany., 1874 — claim 
allowed. Residence at time of application, Aberdeen, Monroe Co., 
Miss., age then 81 years. His Claim No. 29492, his Certificate No. 
21310, Lt. and Acting Capt., War 1812. He organized the first Co. 
from his County in 1861, which was a part of the 11th Miss. Regt. 
Issue : 

la. Martin Luther, called "Doc", Strong'^ (q. v.) ; 

2a. Elisha Strong, Jr.*^, m. Rebecca Harris, of Columbus, Miss. ; 

3a. Celestia A. Strong*^, m. Feby., 1858, Dr. Burwell Alex- 
ander Duncan, 1835-1917, his 1st wife, of Greenville, S, C. (See 
ante la, 5, X, B. P. O., p. 139) ; 

4a. Sallie Strong*', d. y. ; 5a. Charles Strong^ killed at Gettys- 
burg, C. S. A.; 6a. Augustus Strong% d. unm. ; 7a. Thomas H. C. 
Strong% served in C. S. A., participated in 22 engagements, pro- 
moted on battlefield for gallantry; m. his cousin, Susie Strong, 
dau. of Charles Strong, Jr., of Newton Co., Ga., son of Charles 
Strong, Sr., 1763-1848, and his wife, Sarah Thompson. Charles 
Strong, Jr., served during 1781 in Va., in Rev'y War under Capt. 
Edward Smith and .... Miller, Col. Fleming and Gen. Nelson. 
(War and Pension Records, U. S. Govt., Ga. Pension Rolls, p. 53). 

8a. Pope Strong^ d. unm. ; 

9a. Georgia^ called "Little George", Strong, b. 31 May, 1842 ; 
d. 6 June, 1901 ; m. 25 March, 1869, Dr. Richard L. Sykes, b. 28 
Jany., 1840, in Columbus, Miss.; d. 6 May, 1912. Issue, an only 
daughter : 

lb. Annie Hill Sykes', b. 1 Feby., 1870; m. 4 Dec, 1890, 
Charles Frank Rice, of Atlanta, Ga., b. 12 Feby., 1868. Issue : Ic. — 
Annie Sykes Rice% b. 8 Dec, 1892; 2c.— Mary Rice«, b. 27 April, 
1895 ; ^c— Georgia Strong Rice\ b. 19 May, 1898 ; m. 26 June, 1920, 
Dudley Stafford Golding, of Wichita Falls, Tex. 

la. Martin Luther, called "Doc", Strong, son of Genl. Elisha 


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and Nancy {Ann) Scott (Hill) Strong, d. 13 Aug., 1877, in Aber- 
deen, Miss., was a Major in the Western Army, C. S. A.; m. 14 
Oct., 1852, Georgia Anna America Hill, b. 4 May, 1830, dau. of 
Blanton Meade, 1802-1857, and Elizabeth Ann, 1810-1894, Hill. 
Issue '. 

lb. Anna Hill Strong, b. 30 Oct., 1854; m. 22 Feby., 1876, 
Henry Clopton; 

2b. Blanton Hill Strong", b. 6 March, 1857 ; 

3b. Abraham Hill Strong% b. 28 June, 1859 ; d. 30 July, 1859 ; 

6. Sarah Milton HiW (XH, B, P, 0), 1810-1848, m. (I) 4 
March, 1829, John Gilmer McGehee, b. 20 March, 1804, in Carroll 
Co., Ga., d. 10 Sept., 1838; m. (H), Sept., 1845, Rev. Josiah W. 
Whipple, of Tex., a Methodist minister. (Vide "E. S. of Ala.", p. 
521, HI). Issue: 

la. John McGehee"; 2a.— Tom McGehee"; 3a.— Henry Mc- 
Gehee"; 4a. — Edward McGehee"; 5a. — Elizabeth McGehee", d. in 

7. Mary (Polly) Christian HUP (XII, B, P, O), 1812-1835, 
m. 4 Dec, 1828, Thomas H. Parks, of Newton Co., Ga., and had 
an only son: la. — John Ira Parks", b. 15 Nov., 1830. N. R. 

8. Thomas Baytop Jefferson Hill^ (XII, B, P, O), 1814- 
1873, moved to Tex. in 1835 with his brothers M. M. and Abraham 

Wylie ; m 1840, Sarah Lucinda Scott Oliver, his cousin 

and step-sister, dau. of Dionysius and Lucinda (McGehee) Oliver 
—was living in 1896. (Vide "E. S. of Ala.", pp. 526-'7 and '9. 
Issue : 

la. Thomas Anderson Hill", of Weimar, Tex., b. c. 1842. 
(q. V.) ; 

2a. Dionysius Oliver'^, called "Cap", Hill, of Smithville, Tex., 
b. Oct., 1843; d. 30 Jany., 1905. (q. v.). 

la. Thomas Anderson Hill" (8, XII, B, P, 0), b. circa 1842, 
banker in Weimar, Tex., graduated at the Ga. Military Institute at 
Marietta, Ga., in 1861. In the same year joined the 3rd Bat. under 
Maj. Capers, of Ga.(?) as Lieut.; for a time assigned for duty on 
Gen. Stevenson's staff, then transferred to the 42nd Ga. Infantry 
as Capt. of Co. "I", was sent to Vicksburg, captured and paroled. 
Returning to Tex., remained until the exchange, after which was 
assigned to duty as Asst. Genl. Inspector of Cavalry under Gen. 
Gano, and was stationed principally in the Indian Nation. During 
summer of 1864 was sent back to his Co. in the 42nd Ga., rejoin- 
ing the command at Dalton, Ga., was wounded in the battle of 
Resaca, but after a brief space returned to his Co. He was cap- 
tured in the battle of Peachtree Creek and confined at Johnson's 
Island until the close of hostilities. The Colonel of the 42nd — Gen. 
Robt. J. Henderson — said of him, "Capt. Hill was a brave, most 
efficient and always dependable officer". 

In summer of 1866 began merchandising at LaGrange, Tex. 
From 1870 to '73 followed farming in Fayette Co. ; was engaged in 

152 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

business at Columbus, until the Southern Pacific built its railway- 
to Weimar, then merchandised there until 1885 (?), when he en- 
tered the banking business. ("His. of Tex.", pp. 675-'6-'7). He m., 
28 Nov., 1865, Sarah Louisa McGehee, b. 30 July, 1844 ; d. 12 Oct., 

1916, dau. of Thomas Gilmer and Minerva (Hunt) McGehee. 
Issue ' 

lb. Tye Yates HilP, of Hattiesburg, Miss., b. 29 Sept., 1867. 
(q. V.) ; 

2b. ' Cap C. Hiir, b. 11 Sept., 1869; d. 9 May, 1909. (q. v.) ; 

3b. Thomas William Hill', b. 11 Sept., 1871. Unm.; 

4b. Scott Pearl HilP, b. 2 Feby., 1874. (q. v.) ; 

5b. Lula May HilP, b. 3 May, 1876; m. 6 Dec, 1899, George 
McCormick. No issue ; 

6b. Eddie McGehee HilP (dau.), b. 5 Nov., 1879; m. 27 Nov., 
1911, Dr. C. H. Ratliff ; 

7b. George Woods HilP, b. 12 Feby., 1882; d. 16 Aug., 1885; 

8b. Itasca Louisa HilP, b. 15 June, 1884. Unm. 

lb. Tye Yates Hill^ (son of Thos. A. Hill) , b. 29 Sept., 1867 ; 
m. 16 Jany., 1890, Lula Cole. Issue: 

Ic. Scott Shelby HilP, b. 28 Oct., 1890; m. 25 July, 1917, 
Angeline Michael and had: Id.— Yates Michael HilP, b. 18 May, 
1918; 2c.— Mary Louisa HilP, b. 18 Oct., 1892; d. 2 Oct., 1899; 
3c.— Cora Itasca HilP, b. 8 April, 1895. 

2b. Cap C. Hill" (son of Thos. A.), 1869-1909, m. 11 Jany., 
1891, Annie Grace. Issue: 

Ic— Grace HilP, b. 27 Dec, 1893; m. 22 July, 1914, Hamilton 
W. Worrell, Surgeon of Heavy Artillery, A. E. F., killed 3 Oct., 

1917, in collision of ships at sea, while en route to France; 
2c. Horace Bismark HilP, b. 19 April, 1896. 

4b. Scott Pearl Hill^ (dau. of Thos. A.), b. 2 Feby., 1874; 
m. (I) 23 Dec, 1897, Eugene Sparks, of Waco, Tex.; m. (II) 12 
Oct., 1910, Wayman Kindred. Issue, 1st mar.: Ic — Thomas 
Eugene Sparks% b. 14 Oct., 1898. 

2a. DiONYSius Oliver, called "Cap", Hill« (8, XII, B, P, O), 
1843-1905, was educated at Bastrop, Tex. In Oct., 1861, joined as 
a private Co. "D" of 8th Tex. Cavalry, known as Terry's Rangers, 
Army of Tenn., under Albert Sidney Johnston. He participated in 
battles of Shiloh, Murfreesborough, Chicamauga, the battles from 
Resaca to Atlanta, from latter city to Savannah, then to Columbia, 
S. C, then to Bentonville, N. C. Was paroled at Charlotte April, 
1865. Was never wounded. He rode his own horse from Charlotte 
to Oglethorpe Co., Ga., from which place to Central Ga. the U. S. 
Gov't furnished transportation, but from there to Tex. had to pay 
his way; arrived in Bastrop Co. Nov. 18, 1865. At the time of the 
surrender had but $5.00 in greenbacks. He engaged in agricultural 
pursuits, owned considerable land. In 1871 erected a beautiful 
home in Smithville, where he henceforth resided. (His. of Tex., 
pp. 675-'6-'7). He m., 25 Dec, 1866, Miss Nannie Aldridge, a na- 

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tive of Tenn. and dau. of John and Eliza (Hickerson) Aldridge, 
who came to Tex. in 1852. Mr. Aldridge engaged in farming and 
stock raising near Bastrop and was the first to introduce Durham 
cattle in the county. He d. 1862 and his wife in 1869. Issue, 3 
children: lb. — Susie Blanton Hill", m. G. W. Jones, Jr.; 2b. — 
Walton Aldridge HilP, and 3b.— Thos. Oliver Hill'. 

Mr. Hill was a member of F. and A. M., J. Nixon Lodge No. 
421 and of Bastrop Chap. No. 95. 

The war records of these Texas Hills are taken mainly from 
a work entitled ''Lone Star State", a series of Texas County 

9. ABRAHAM Wylie Hill^ (XII, B, P, 0), 1816-1884, was born 
in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, removed to Texas and settled in 
Hill Prairie, Bastrop County, in 1835; was in the battle of San 
Jacinto under General Sam Houston; m. 10 Jan'y. 1837, Evaline 
E. Hubbard, b. 29 April, 1818; died 1st June, 1893, dau. of Hon. 
Robt. Hubbard, b. c. 1789 ; d. 1846, aged 57 yrs., who was Capt. of 
Militia in Oglethorpe Co., Ga., from 16th Aug., 1821, to 8 June, 
1824 ("Roster of Militia Officers" Adjutant General's Office), 
representative in Legislature in 1831-2, '34, '35,— list for 1833 not 
found (Roster of General Assembly of Georgia) (and his wife 
Nancy Waters), son of John Hubbard, a Revolutionary Soldier and 
his wife, Elizabeth, nee, it is said, Sanford (Bounty Certificates on 
file in office of Compiler of Records, State Capitol ; Land Book 
G. G. G., page 110; Stub Entries to Indents for Rev'y Claims, 
Book L-N, p. 322, by Salley) . Issue: 

la.— Mary Parks HilP, b. 10 March, 1838. (q. v.) ; 

2a.— Sarah McGehee HilP, b. 22 Sept., 1839. (q. v.) ; 

3a.— Robert Theus Hill", b. 19 Nov., 1841; d. 17 Dec, 1895. 
(q. V.) ; 

4a.— Augustus M. HilP, b. 26 Jan'y, 1846. (q. v.) ; 

Two other children died before maturity. 

la. Mary Parks Hill" (XII, B, P, O), b. 10 March, 1838, 
graduated at Ga. Female College, Madison, Ga. ; m. in 1856 Dr. 
John J. Watson, of S. C. Issue: 

lb.— Eva Satira Watson', b. 6 Aug., 1857; d. 15 July, 1917; m. 
Major Presley M. Woodall, dec'd, no issue; 

2b. — Leroy Watson', m. in 1894 Irie . . . . , and had: Ic, Robt. 
Lee Watson^ b. 1896, living, 1920, in Arizona or California; 

3b.— Robt. Alfred Watson, b. 6 Dec, 1861; m. Vallie Owens. 
They live, 1920, at Hill's Prairie, Bastrop Co., had several children, 
all died. 

2a. Sarah McGehee Hill« (9, XII, B, P, O), 1839-19—, m. 
in 1859, Wm. C. Powell, deed., and had: 

lb. — Sarah Eva Powell", m. Wm. A. McCord. No issue, they 
live. 1920, in Bastrop Co. 

3a. Robert Theus Hill" (9, XII, B, P, O), 1841-1895, served 

154 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

in Co. D of 8th Texas Reg., C. S. A., m. 11 Oct., 1865, Lucinda P. 
Caldwell, b. 20 Dec, 1843, in the Republic of Texas. Issue: 

lb. — Augustus HilP, b. 3 Jan'y, 1867 ; d. in inf. ; 

2b.— Charles Watson HilP, b. 14 March, 1869. (q. v.) ; 

3b.— Mary Caldwell HilP, b. 21 Oct., 1870; d. 28 March, 1873; 

4b. Annie Lou Hill^ b. 1 Nov., 1873; m., 28 Feb'y» 1893, 
Charles Trousdale Snyder, and had: 

Ic.—Wesley Hill Snyder^, b. 14 Feb'y, 1894, Aviator U. S. A., 
World War; m. 19 Dec, 1921, Ruth Tarkington, dau. of Mr. and 
Mrs. Wm. B. Tarkington, of Laurinburg, N. C. 

5b. John Caldwell HiW, b. 17 Dec, 1875 ; died 28 Oct., 1912. 
(q. v.). 

6b.— Walter Hubbard HilP, b. 7 Jan'y, 1880 ; m. 20 April, 1901, 
Gertrude North. Issue: 

Ic— Lucie HilP, b. 22 March, 1902 ; 

2c.— Walter North HilP, b. 3 Sept., 1904 ; 

3c— Katherine HilP, b. 17 Dec, 1906 ; 

4c.— Robt. Theus Hill IP, b. 23 Oct., 1911; 

5c.— Wm. HilP, b. 11th Sept., 1916. 

2b.— Charles Watson HilP (3a, 9, XII, B. P. 0.), b. 14 March, 
1869; m. 20 May, 1891, Tinnie Burleson. Issue: 

Ic— Robert Aaron HilP, b. 17 Nov., 1893, member of A. E. F. 
World War; 

2c.— Richard Augustus HilP, b. 30 Oct., 1898, served in U. S. 
Navy, World War, was in U. S. S. Tenadores, which was wrecked 
28 Dec, . . . , 10 miles off the coast of France; 

3c— Rufus Arthur HilP, b. 2 Jan'y, 1901 ; d. June, 1901. 

3b.— John Caldwell HilP (3a, 9, XII, B. P. O.), 1875-1912, m. 
3 Oct., 1898, Gertrude Fischer. Issue: 

Ic— Theus Bernard HilP, b. 18 Oct., 1899 ; 

2c.— John Caldwell Hill, Jr.% b. 23 June, 1901 ; 

3c.— Alvy Fisher HilP, b. 20th July, 1905. 

4a. Augustus M. Hill«, M.D. (9, XII, B, P, O), b. 26 Jan'y, 
1846 ; m. 27 Oct., 1870, in DeSoto Parish, La., Lizzie Holmes, b. in 
Oglethorpe Co., Ga. Issue, 7 children, all d. y. save two, viz. : 

lb.— Eva Temperance HilP, b. 24 Sept., 1871; m. (I) Charles 
LeSueur, d, Aug., 1911, and had: 

lc._Wylie Hill LeSueur^ b. 26 Jan'y, 1906; m. (II) David 
Karling, no issue. 

They live, 1920, at the old homestead of her grandfather, 
bought in 1835. 

2b.— Benjamin Oglevie HilP, b. 15 Dec, 1883, a Methodist 
minister, graduated at South Western Methodist University, 
Georgetown, Tex.; missionary to Cuba since 1912, and since 1914 
or '15 president of Pinson College at Camaguey; m. Ethel Star 
Ellis, dau. of Rev. Henry Jossey Ellis, a Methodist minister, of 

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Union Point, Ga., of late blind, and Chaplain of the Ga. State 
Senate (vide ante 3b, 2a, IV, A. P. 0.). Issue: 

Ic— Hattie Carson HilP, b. 1913; 

2c.— Sarah Elizabeth HilP, b. 1915. 


"A merited tribute to the grand family of Hills of Bastrop 
County. Following is a tribute to the Hills from the pen of Gen- 
eral John M. Claiborne, as published in the Bastrop Advertiser, 
April 18th, 1888." 

"By the Hills, I do not mean the hills of nature that are to 
the East, overlooking the old historic town, but those other Hills, 
formed also by nature and made noble. Sitting at my library desk 
this beautiful April evening and reflecting back upon the joys, 
sorrows, pleasures and pains of the past, in the long past, and 
thinking of the old people and my boyhood companions. I wondered 
if it were true that there was, as is said, a skeleton in every 
family. This family was the most remarkable that ever came 
under my immediate observation, and if they had a skeleton then 
the saying is indeed a truism. In '49 I first knew Middleton, A. 
Wylie and Thomas B. J., all of whom participated in the struggle 
against Mexico and the Indians, for the freedom of this, the 
grandest State in the confederation of States, and A. Wylie Hill 
was a conspicuous figure in the battle of San Jacinto. From these 
noble sires sprung a younger generation of as good, almost perfect 
men, as has ever been known for the number. Middleton Hill was 
the father of Dr. Robert, Thomas A. W. and John W. Hill; A. 
Wylie Hill was the father of Robt. T. and Dr. Gus Hill; Thomas 
B. J. was the father of Capt. Thomas Anderson and D. 0. Hill. 
These men and myself were nearly companions from 1847 until 
after the war; we were all at school together for years and we 
were all in the same company, same regiment, in the late war, and 
I know them, have tried them where alone you can know the man, 
on the tented field, by the campfire, in the hour of battle, and 
though often weighed they nor either one of them was ever found 
wanting. All of them born in gilded halls and surrounded by the 
richest prosperity, drank from golden goblets surrounded by all 
that wealth could procure, but never forgot for a moment that 
they were of the people. I never knew a Hill to tell a falsehood 
nor swerve from a duty of a citizen. I never knew a family that 
were so all brave and chivalrous by nature. I never knew one of 
them to speak unkindly of his neighbor. Either of these men 
could at any day or hour have put down his gun and returned to 
the comforts of home under the law of the confederacy under the 
20 negro source of exemption, yet it never entered the mind of 
either of them. After the war they returned to their home and 
from affluence reduced to very humble circumstances, yet there as 
everywhere else tried they were equal to the occasion and buckled 

156 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

on the armor of labor and proceeded to rebuild their lost fortunes 
and all are successful, some of them affluent. The old sires of 
these men have gone. They sleep with their fathers silently in 
the tomb. Of the old men my recollection is of the most pleasant. 
A wild, reckless, bad boy, their gentle chiding yet rings in my ears, 
planted deep in my memory. Grand old men, few are their equals, 
and as an entirety no family of boys ever reached greater perfec- 
tion, as useful men and good citizens. Old Bastrop has produced 
many good men and many of them learned the lessons of wisdom 
from men like the Hills, A. W. Moore, John H. Jenkins and others. 
Bastrop County should cherish the memories of these grand men 
of the past age. Madeline Place, April 9, '88." 

C. — Isaac Hill^ (Abraham-, HenryO, b. c. 1734, was the third 
of six children named in his father's will, dated April 18, 1760. 
The 1st and 2nd were born probably between 1730 and 1732 — ^their 
father married prior to October, 1729 — the fourth married 3 Sept., 
1762, therefore born probably before 1741 ; the 5th and 6th were 
married daughters — one with a daughter who m. 6 Jan'y, 1772, 
probably born at least as early as 1756, and her mother as early 
as 1739. It is, therefore, quite evident that Isaac Hill was born 
in the 30's. But, despite long and diligent research, no record has 
been found, to my knowledge, of his marriage. An Isaac Hill, in 
1785, removed, as did Abraham Hill-, 1732-1792, son of Abra- 
ham% 1697-1760, from N. C. to Wilkes Co., Ga., and later, Isaac 
to what is now Clarke Co., Ga., where he died. In "Revolutionary 
Pension Rolls" in Newberry Library at Chicago, Vol. 5, p. 218 — 
pages numbered in ink after publication — we find: "Isaac Hill, 
private, N. C. Militia, d. Aug. 15, 1833, aged 71 yrs., in Clarke Co., 
Ga." If this record as to his age is correct, and doubtless it is, 
then he was born in 1762, two years after date of will of Abraham 
HilP (0), 1697-1760. He could not, therefore, have been the son 
of Abraham Hill^. Nevertheless, I feel quite confident that if he 
was not the son, then he was the grandson of Abraham- and son of 
Isaac Hill^ This conviction is warranted by the well known claim 
of relationship to the Clarke Co. Isaac Hill by the children and 
grandchildren of both Abraham HILL^ 1732-1792, and Henry 
HiLL% 1730-1804, the sons of Abraham Hill^ and brother of Isaac 


I. — This Isaac Hill, Jr.* (Isaac', Abraham-, HenryO, was, as 
shown above, a Rev'y Soldier in N. C, received soldier's grant in 
Lottery of 1827, and in his will directs disposition of land drawn 
for services as a Rev'y soldier, and his wife, while with him in the 
war received a gunshot wound which crippled her for life. (See 
D. A. R., Vol. 7, p. 113,— Record of Mrs. 0. A. (Amulet Ball) 
Dunson, Vol. 16, p. 336). 

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Georgia ) ^^^ ^f js^ac Hill, 1829-1833. 

Clarke Co. ) 

In the name of God, Amen. 

I, Isaac Hill, of the State and County aforesaid, being of sound 
and disposing mind and memory, do make this my last will and 
Testament, to wit: 

Item 1st. It is my will that all my just debts be paid. 

Item 2nd. I have given to my son, Middleton Hill, a Tract of 
land containing One Hundred Sixty Acres, more or less, part of 
the tract whereon I now live as his share of my estate. 

Item 3rd. I give to my son Isaac Hill's daughter, Almeda, 
Four Hundred Dollars to be kept in the hands of my executors 
until she marries or becomes of age, and to be put out at interest, 
but if she dies before she marries, or without lawful issue to re- 
vert to and become a part of my Estate and be divided equally 
among my children. 

Item 4th. I give to my son, Roderick Hill, after the death of 
his mother all the balance of my Tract of land, whereon I now live 
as his share of my estate. 

Item 5th. I give to my daughter Elenor Hopkins, One Dollar. 

Item 6th. I give to my daughter Charlotte Burney One Dollar. 

Item 7th. I give to my daughter Olivia Harvey One Dollar. 

Item 8th. I give to my wife Nancy Hill during her life, the 
Tract of land whereon I now live together with all my negroes and 
every discription of property which I may die possessed of, and 
after her death to be equally divided among the following children 
and Grandchildren (towit) : 

Elizabeth Lane, Sallay Hill, Catherine Lowe, Nancy Beavers, 
the children of my daughter Charlotte Burney, and the children of 
my daughter Olivia Harvey. 

Item 9. I have given my daughter Eudocia M. Anderson a 
negro girl named Sophia, which is to be her share of my estate. 

Item 10th. Be it remembered that I have a tract of land in 
the County of Muscogee when drawn, which I drew as a Revolu- 
tionary Soldier and not intended to be included in the foregoing 

It is my will that the said Tract of Land, be sold after my 
death, at the discretion of my Executors, and the proceeds divided 
among the following children and grandchildren, Elizabeth Lane, 
Sally Hill, Catherine Lowe, Nancy Beavers, Eudocia Anderson, the 
children of my daughter Elenor Hopkins, the children of my 
daughter Charlotte Burney, the children of my daughter Olivia 
Harvey, Middleton Hill and Roderick Hill. 

I do hereby appoint my son Roderick Hill and John H. Lowe 
my Executors to this my last Will and Testament. 

158 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 
9th day of November, 1829. 

Isaac Hill (Seal) 
Signed, sealed and acknowledged in the presence of 
Jacob Callahan 
John Jones 
William X Sims V Georgia ) 

mark ^ Clarke Co. j Personally appeared in 

open Court, William Sims, one of the subscribing witnesses to the 
foregoing Will, who on Oath says, that he saw Isaac Hill, the 
Testator, sign the foregoing Will and heard him acknowledge the 
same to be his last Will and Testament, that he was of sound and 
disposing mind and memory at the time of so doing, and that he 
saw Jacob Callahan and John Jones the other witnesses sign the 
same. his 

Wm. X Sims 
Sworn to in open Court this 9th of Oct., 1833. 

Joseph Ligon, C. C. O. 
Approved and ordered recorded Oct. adjourned Term 1833, and 
recorded 9th Oct., 1833. 

This is to certify that the above and foregoing is a true copy 
of Will and Probate of Isaac Hill as recorded in my office. (Will 
Book B, p. 121-122-123). 

This May 19th, 1903, witness my hand and seal. 

S. B. Wingfield, Ord'y 

Clarke County, Ga. 
I.— Isaac Hill, Jr.* (Isaacs Abraham-, HenryO, 1762-1833, m. 
Nancy Grain, or Crane, who survived her husband, — and had : 

1. Middleton HilP, b. 27 March, 1793 ; d. 3 March, 1853. (q.v.) ; 

2. Isaac Hill, IIP,— dead in 1829. (q. v.) ; 

3. Roderick Hill% an executor of his father's will, d. unm. 
N. R. ; 

4. Elinor HilP, m Hopkins, had, 1829, children. N. R. ; 

5. Charlotte HilP, m Burney, had, 1829, children. N. R. ; 

6. Olivia Hill% m Harvey, had, 1829, children. N. R. ; 

7. Elizabeth HilP. (q. v.) ; 

8. Sallie HilP, m. John H. Lowe, his 2nd wife, after 1829. 
N. R.; 

9. Catherine Hill% m. John H. Lowe, his 1st wife. N. R. ; 

10. Nancy HilP, m Beavers. N. R. ; 

11. Eudocia M. HilP, m Anderson. N. R. 

1. Middleton Hill^- (I, C. P. 0.) , 1793-1853, in 1838 was made 
one of the original trustees of the Summerville Academy. Summer- 
ville was that year made permanent county-seat and the Academy 
chartered (L. M. & L., Vol. 2). He m. 26 Oct., 1^19, Sarah Hinton, 

AND Allied Families 159 

b. 14 Dec, 1803 ; d. 23 Dec, 1870, dau. of Jacob Hinton, d 18 Oct., 
1835, and his wife Polly (Mary) Bradford. Issue: 

la. James Henry HilP, b. 17 Aug., 1820, d. unm. ; 

2a. Sarah Elizabeth HilP, b. 31 July, 1823 ; 

3a. Mary Grain HilP, b. 1 July, 1826 ; 

4a. Isaac Hinton HilP, b. 7 Feb'y, 1828, d. unm. ; 

5a. Polly Bradford HilP, b. 1 April, 1830 ; 

6a. William Roderick Hill", called "Rhode", b. 15 June, 1832 ; 
d (q. V.) ; 

7a. Penina Catherine HilF, b. Aug. 15, 1834 ; 

8a. John Middleton HilP, b. 11 May, 1837; d. 1912; m. Anna 
Carroll. No issue. He was a Capt. in Wheeler's Cavalry, C. S. A. ; 

9a. Eleanor Olivia HilP, b. 4 Feb'y, 1840 ; 
10a. Martha Ann HilP, b. 14 June, 1842; d. Aug. 31, 1920. 
(q. V.) ; 
11a. Isabella Virginia HilP, b. 24 June, 1845 ; 
12a. Lou HilP, b , 1848. 

6a. William Roderick Hill*' (Middleton% Isaac*), b. 15 June, 
1832 ; m , Laura Nance, b , d , and had : 

lb. Helen Fairlee, called "Buddie" Hill', b ; m , 

John Carroll Payne, attorney-at-law, Atlanta, Ga. Issue: 

le. Laura Hill Payne^ b ; m Alexander Wylie 

Smith, Jr., Capt. U. S. A., A. E. F. 

2c. Helen Payne% b ; m , Ghas. Hopkins, Jr., 

Capt. U. S. A., A. E. F. 

3c John Carroll Payne, Jr.^, b ; d 

10a. Martha Ann Hill« (Middleton% Isaac*), 1842-1920; m., 
at home of her sister, Mrs. Smith, in Atlanta, Ga., in 1875, William 
H. Penn, d. Aug., 1920, — two weeks previous to death of his wife. 
They resided in a beautiful country home between Summerville 
and Trion, and were one of the wealthiest families in the Co. She 
was one of Chattooga's first school teachers, many prominent 
people of the Go. having received instruction from her. She left 
three daughters: 

lb. Mrs. Bettie Williams, of Atlanta, Ga. ; 

2b, Mrs. 0. A. Selman, of Summerville, Ga. ; 

3b. Miss Mary Penn, of Summerville, Ga. 

2. Isaac Hill, III'' (Isaac*, Isaac^ Abraham-, Henry^). His 
father, in his will, 1829, says: "I give to my son Isaac Hill's 
daughter, Almeda, etc.", and as he makes no bequest to Isaac, and 
no further mention of his name, he, no doubt, was dead. This 
Isaac was, I think, very probably the Sheriff of Walton County who 
was killed in a horse race, or he may have been the early settler 
of Jasper County, for whom the town of Hillsborough was named. 
("His. Col. of Ga. Illustrated", p. 50, by White). 

He m , and had : 1 dau., Almeda*', a minor in 1829. 

7. Elizabeth Hill' (Isaac*, Isaac^ Abraham-, Henry^, b , 

d. . . . ; m. c. 1806, Joseph Lane, Jr., b. 28 March, 1775 ; repre- 

160 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

sented Morgan Co. in Legislature in 1811-'12-'13-'14-'15 and again 
in 1817; and was State Senator from Morgan Co. in 1819 (Ros. 
of Ga. Assbly) , son of Jesse Lane, b. 3rd July, 1733 ; died 16 Dec, 
1806, aged 73 yrs., a Justice of the Peace of Johnston Co., N. C, 
10 Feb'y, 1764, and a Rev'y Soldier (C. R. N. C, Vol. 6, p. 1065; 
Vol. XIII, pp. 518, 527) and his wife Winnefred Aycock, b. 11 
April, 1741 ; d. 1794. Jesse Lane was the son of Joseph Lane, b. 

1710; d , will 29 Nov., 1773; pr. Feb'y, 1774 (son of Joseph 

(and wife Julian), son of Thomas Lane, of Isle of Wight Co.) and 
his wife Patience McKinney, dau. of Col. Barnaby McKinnie, Sr., 
1673-1740, and his wife Mary (Exum) Ricks, dau. of Judge Jere- 
miah Exum and his wife Ann Lawrence, dau. of John Lawrence. 
(See McKinnie and Exum.) Issue: 

la. Nancy Hill Lane«, b. 23 Jan'y, 1808; d. in 1840. (q. v.) ; 

2a. Eudocia Lane% m. Hampton Wootten Hill, b. 9 Mar., 1800, 
son of Miles and Tabitha (Pope) Hill. See ante (3, IX, B, P, O), 
p. 97; 

3a. Elizabeth Lane®, m. Frederick Ball, parents of Mrs. O. A. 
(Amulet Ball) Dunson, of LaGrange, Ga. (D. A. R., Vol. 7, p. 

la. Nancy Hill Lane"' (7, 1. C. P. O.) , 1808-1840, m. 23 Feb'y, 
1823, Judge Walter Terry Colquitt, his 1st wife, jurist, orator, 
statesman and minister of the Gospel, b. Dec. 27, 1799, d. in 1855, 
56 yrs. of age. He was Judge of the Superior Court, Member of 
Congress, U. S. Senator and General of Militia, and Colquitt 
County, created in 1856, was named for him. See (Colquitt.) Is- 
sue I 

ib. Alfred Holt Colquitt% b. 2 April, 1824 ; d. 26 March, 1894. 
(q. V.) ; 

2b. Peyton H. Colquitt', (q .v.) ; 3b. Emma Colquitt, d. in 
1867. (q. V.) ; 4b. Elizabeth Colquitt% m. Hon. 0. B. Ficklen, of 
111. — at the time — a representative in Congress. 

lb. Alfred Holt Colquitt" (la. 7, 1, C. P. 0), 1824-1894, was 
Colonel, 6th Ga. Regt., then Brigadier, and later Major General, 
C. S. A.— the "Hero of Olustee, or Ocean Pond", fought 20 Feby., 
1864; was U. S. Senator, Governor of Ga., and minister of the 

He m. (I), in 1848, Dorothy Tarver, dau. of Genl. Hartivell Hill 
Tarver (d. in 1852) and his 1st wife, Ann Wimberly, sister of Dr. 
Henry Wimberly, of Jeffersonville, Ga. (Memoirs of Ga., Vol. 2, p. 
945). Gen. Tarver was b. in Brunswick Co., Va., and descended 
from a family of brothers — all of whom were in the Rev'y War — 
and 2 sisters. He m. (11) Harriett Bunn, dau. of Henry and Nancy 
Bunn, from N. C. 

Henry Colquitt, son of Anthony and Christian Colquitt, and 
father of Judge Walter Terr^y Colquitt, m. Nancy (Singleton) Holt, 
and after his death she m. (II) the father of Genl. Hartwell Hill 
Tarver. Nancy Holt was dau. of Simon Holt and his wife, Sarah 

AND Allied Families 161 

Hines, dau. of James Hines, son of Thomas Hines. (L. M. & L. of 
Ga., by Knight). 

Alfred Holt Colquitt' m. (II), Mrs. Sarah Tarver, dau. of Rev. 
Hugh Bunn, of Twiggs Co., and widow of Jno. Frederick Tarver, 
who was the brother of his first wife, Dorothy (Dolly) Tarver. 

Issue, 1st mar.: Ic. — Ann Lane Colquitt% (q. v.); 2c. — John 
Frederick Colquitt^, d.; 3c.— Elizabeth Hill Colquitt^ (q. v.) ; 4c.— 
Harriett Bunn Colquitt^ single; 5c. — Laura Warren (^olquitt^ 
(q. V.) ; 6c. — Dorothy Tarver Colquitt^ (q. v.) ; 7c. — Walter Terry 
Colquitt® (q. v.). 

Ic. Ann Lane Colquitt^ (Alfred", la, 7, I, C. P. 0.), m. Capt. 
Thomas Newell. Issue: 

Id. Alfred Colquitt NeweW, m. Ellen Hillyer, dau. of Judge 
George Hillyer. Issue: le. — Ann Lane NewelP°; 2e. — Ellen 

2d. Isaac Newell^, Col, U. S. A. Single; 3d. Frederick 
Tarver NewelP. Single; 4d. Thomas Newell, Jr.» Single; 5d. Mary 
NewelP. Single ; 6d. Dorothy NewelP, m Shultz ; 7d. Eliza- 
beth Colquitt NewelP. Single. 

3c. Elizabeth Hill Colquitt^ (Alfred^ Nancy Hill Lane**, Eliza- 
beth HilP, &c.) m., in 1886 or '7, Brig. Genl. William L. Marshall, 
Chief of the U. S. Engineering Corps, and of international fame, 
d. in Aug., 1920, a descendant of Chief Justice John Ma7^shall, of 
Va. Issue : 

Id. Alfred Colquitt MarshalP, d. ; 2d. Maitland MarshalP, m. 
Lieut. Commander J. H. Knapp, U. S. N., and had : le. — John 
Marshall Knapp" ; 2e. — Elizabeth Marshall Knapp". 

5c. Laura Warren Colquitt^ (Alfred^ m. George P. Howard, 
of Atlanta, Ga. Issue : 

Id. Alfred Colquitt Howard^, m. Sarah Eubanks. Issue : le. — 
Alfred Colquitt Howard, Jr." ; 2d. George P. Howard, Jr.^ Single. 

6c. Dorothy Tarver Colquitt^ (Alfred^ m., 2 June, 1896, Pres- 
ton S. Arkwright, of Atlanta, Ga., b. 24 Feby., 1871, son of Thos. 
and Martha (Stanley) Arkwright, president of Ga. Rwy. & Power 
Co. (Ga. & Georgians, Vol. 4, p. 1746 (or 1946), by Knight). 
Issue : 

Id. Dorothy Colquitt Arkwright*, m. Glenville Giddings, of 
Atlanta, Ga. ; 2d. — Preston Stanley Arkwright, Jr." 

7c. Walter Terry Colquitt IP (Alfred^, attorney-at-law, m. 
Julia Dunning. Issue : Id. — Walter Terry Colquitt IIF' ; 2d. — Julia 
Dunning Colquitt* ; 

2h.— Peyton H. ColquitV (Walter T.«) was Colonel of 46th Ga. 
Regt., C. S. A., killed in the battle of Chickamauga, in 1863, at 
head of his Regt. while gallantly leading charge ; m. Julia Hurt, of 
Columbus, Ga., her 1st husband; no issue. She m. (II) Col. Lee 
Jordan, of Macon, Ga., his first wife, and he m. (II), Miss Ila 
Dunlap, of Macon, who, after his decease, m. (II) Col. John Dozier 
Little, of Atlanta, Ga. No issue. 

162 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

3b. EmTna ColquiW (Walter T.«) m., in 1850, Samuel Mc- 
Donald Carter, b. in 1826, graduated at Oglethorpe College in 1846, 
his 1st wife, son of Col. Farish Carter (d. in 1861) and wife, Miss 
Eliza McDonald, d. in 1865, sister of Hon. Charles James McDonald, 
an Associate Justice of the State Supreme Court, and Governor of 
the State, 1839 to 1843. 

Col. Farish Carter, b. in S. C, came to Baldwin Co., Ga., circa 
1809 and for him the town of Cartersville was named. He was 
the son of Maj. Carter, Adjt. to Col. Clarke, who served in the 
patriot army during the Revolution and was killed in the battle of 
Augusta, Ga., in Sept., 1780. 

Col. Farish and Eliza (McDonald) Carter had : 

1. Samuel McDonald Carter; 2. Mary Carter, m. Jonathan 
Davis, of S. C. ; 3. Catherine Carter, m. Dr. John H. Furman, of 
S. C; 4. James Carter (Memoirs of Ga., Vol. 2, pp. 597-'8). 

3b. Col. Samuel McDonald and Emma^ (Colquitt) Carter had 
five children : 

Ic. Farish Carter^ d. while at Norwood School in Va.; 2c. 
Walter Colquitt Carter^ (q. v.) ; 3c. Mary Carter^ m. Judge Benjor- 
min H. Hill, Jr., of Atlanta, his 1st wife ; d. without issue. He m. 
(II) Janie May Hill (See 3b, 10a, 2, X, B. P. O. p. 130) ; 4c. Kate 
Carter^, m. Prof. Robert Emmett Mitchell, deed., and had: Id. — 
Robert Emmett Mitchell, Jr.^ ; 5c. Benjamin F. Carter^ m. Lillian 
Whitman, of Dalton, Ga., and had : Id.— Mary Hill Carter'' ; 2d.— 
Emily Cornelia Carter^ 

2c. Water Colquitt Carter" (3b, la, 7, I, C. P. 0.) formerly 
Clerk, U. S. Dist. Court for the Northern Dist. of Ga., and now 
U. S. Commissioner, Atlanta, Ga., m. Nov. 23, 1898, Nanny Sue 
HiW, dau. of Col. John M.% and gr. dau. of Col. Lodoiuick M. HiW. 
See p. 124, (lb, 2a, 2, X, B, P, O). 

Col. Samuel McDonald Carter m. (II) Sallie Jeter, dau. of 
William Lamar Jeter, of Columbus, Ga., and gr. niece of Mirabeau 
B. Lamar and of Hon. Walter Terry Colquitt. Issue by 2nd mar- 
riage, 5 children : 

6c. Emily Colquitt Carter*, m. Hal Divine, of Chattanooga, 
Tenn., and had: Id. — Rebecca Lamar Divine''; 2d. — Blanche 

7c. Sallie Jeter Carter^, m. Samuel Barnett; 8c. Pauline 
Carters m. J. Campbell Maben ; 9c. Samuel McDonald Carter, Jr.« ; 
10c. Eliza Colquitt Carters m. John Beckwith Home. 


Hon. Walter Terry Colquitt, 1799-1855, m. (II), in 1841, Mrs. 
Alphia B. Fountelroy, nee Todd, sister of the late H. W. Todd, of 
West Point, Ga., and aunt of Dr. J. Scott Todd, deed., of Atlanta, 
Ga. She lived only a few months. He m. (II), 11 Jany., 1842, 
Harriet Malinda Ross, dau. of Luke and Mary (Grimes) Ross, of 
Macon, Ga., her 1st husband, b. 21 Feby., 1823; (she m. (II) Dr. 

AND Allied Families 163 

Jesse Boring), d. 1889, at Anniston, Ala. Issue, 4 children, among 
them being: 

1. Hugh Haralson Colquitt, Capt., C. S. A., on staff of Gen. 
A. H. Colquitt; m. Miss Walton, who d. in 1920 ; 

2. Walter Wellborn Colquitt, m. Lilla Neyle Habersham, and 

(1) Lilla Neyle Colquitt; (2) Harriet Ross Colquitt; (3) 
William Neyle Colquitt; (4) Jos. Clay Habersham Colquitt; (5) 
Anna Habersham Colquitt; (6) Walter Wellborn Colquitt, Jr., 
(7) Maybelle Habersham Colquitt, d. (His. & Gen. of the Haber- 
sham Family, p. 25; "The House of Plant", p. 148). 

In a Poll of Freeholders at an election of Burgesses in Essex 
Co., Va., on the 6th day of May, 1761, the names of John Colquitt 
and James Colquitt are given. (Essex Co. Deed Book 29, p. 1). 

D. Theophilus Hill^ (Abraham-, HenryO, b. pro. a. 1740; 
d. pro. a. 1825; m. 3 Sept., 1762, Teresa Thomas, in Edgecombe 
Co., N. C. (Ms. records of Edgecombe Co. marriage bonds in 
keeping of the Historical Society at State Capitol, Raleigh, N. C). 
In the will of his father, dated 18 April, 1760, in Chowan Co., N. C, 
is the following clause: 

"Item. I give and bequeath my son Theophilus Hill the land 
and plantation I bought of Daniel Pugh containing two hundred 
acres to him and his heirs forever, also a negro man called Densa, 
a negro boy called Peter, a negro boy called Charles, one feather 
bed and furniture, one Silver cup, two silver spoons, one large iron 
pott, Twenty-five pounds of the best Peuter, one small Iron Pott, 
one iron Grey mare after my wife's ma'n^iage or death, to him and 
his heirs forever. Also I give him all my land at the point to him 
and his heirs forever". The limitation "after my wife's marriage 
or death" seemingly applies only to the personality. But as both 
he and his brothers Henry and Abraham sold their realty in 1763, 
obviously with the view of removing from the Co., it is altogether 
probable that their mother died prior thereto. (See ante pp. 53- 
'54). By tradition he is represented as having removed first to 
San Domingo, and later, because of an insurrection of the negroes, 
to South Carolina. That he was very wealthy, owned a large num- 
ber of slaves, all of which he lost. At a later period he with his 
family, excepting his son Lodowick, removed to the Spanish pos- 
sessions, then called East Florida, and settled on the St. Johns 
River, where he resided till his death. Among the effects of his 
son Lodowick was found an old newspaper headed "St. John's River, 
East Fla., 1788". His wife, whether before or after his death not 
known — time not stated — revisited S. C, when, it is said, her 
grandchildren were charmed and greatly impressed by her per- 
sonality. Her dignity, mien, conduct and conversation were in- 
dubitable evidences of high birth and of rearing in an environment 
of culture and refinement. 

James R. Hill, of Fruit Hill, S. C, in a letter Feb. 19, 1896, 

164 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

wrote: "My father was named Theophilus, gr. father Lodowick 
and gr. gr. father Theophilus. I understood from my father that 
his gr. father was a planter on the Island of San Domingo and at 
the time of the insurrection of the negroes he got off and settled in 
the lower part of S. C, but he and all his family, but gr. father 
Lodowick moved to East Fla. [at that time all Fla. east of the 
Apalachicola River was called "East Fla."] . I find a paper headed 
St. John's River, East Fla., 1788. I think gr. Pa Lod was only son 
he had. He had U daus. — one m. Dewitt, another m. Bellama. I 
have forgotten about the others". 

Dr. J. Walter Hill, of Edgefield, S. C, on 17 Feby., 1896, 
wrote : "My gr. gr. father was Scotch-Irish, came 1st to Va., later 
to S. C, and finally to East Fla. He was very wealthy .... lost 
his property, land & slaves. His son, gr. father Lodowick, re- 
turned to S. C." 

Much information relating to the family was given the com- 
piler about the same time by Dr. Lodowick T. Hill, of Abbeville, 
John B. Hill, Clk. of Ct, Edgefield, Benjamin R. Hill, of 96, S. C, 
and several others. 

D. Theophilus^ and Teresa (Thomas) Hill had : I — Lodowick 
Hill*, b. in 1765; d. 27 July, 1822 (q. v.) ; II— A dau.*— name not 

known— m DeWitt ; III— Ann Hill*, b. 6. June, 1787, in St. 

Augustine; d. in 1849, in St. Augustine (q. v.) ; IV and V— Two, 
daus.S N. R. 

I. Lodowick HiW (Theop.-, Abr.% Hy.O, 1765-1822, "was a 
private in Capt. Isaac Ross' troop in the 2nd Regt. State Dragoons, 
commanded by Col. Charles Myddleton, commenced service May, 
1781, time of service 10 months. Pay and bounty in negroes, one 
grown negro and yi small negro. Pay Roll dated April 18, 1872. 
See ("Documents relating to the history of S. C. during the Revo- 
lutionary War", p. 44, by Salley) . 

"Lodowick Hill Oct. 1, 1784, 97 £ 7S. Bounty due him for 
service as Serjeant in Ross' Troop, Myddleton's Reg., Sumpter's 
Brigade from 1 April 1782 to date hereof. 
Prin. 105 £ 15. 
Int. 7 8 

("Stub Entries to Indents for Rev'y Claims 
Book L-N, p. 180-'l", by Salley). 

His P. O. address in 1822 was "Richardson's Tavern", Edge- 
field Dist., S. C. — a letter to him, of that date, from his cousin 
Wylie Hill, of Wilkes Co., Ga., is in the possession of the compiler 
of these notes. 

He m., in 1785, Miss Susan Grigshy, b. 1771 (who lived near 
Mt. Willing, S. C), dau. of Enoch Grigshy and his wife, Su^an 
Butler, sister of Capt. James Butler — one of the victims of Bill 
Cunningham and his "braves" — and aunt of Genl. William Butler, 
of the Rev'y War. (His. of Edgefield, S. C, p. 96, by Chapman). 

AND Allied Families 165 

They settled on Indian Creek, Edgefield, now Saluda Co., near old 
Red Bank Church. 

Issue — record taken from family Bible of his son Theophilus^ : 

1.— Mary (Polly) HilP, b. 3 Aug., 1786; m Payne; 2.— 

Teresa HilP, b. 27 Dec, 1787; m. (I) Lewis; m. (II) Capt. 

Bryant Dean and had: Col. A. B. Dean** and Capt. Theophilus 
Dean% who lived, in 1891, at Mount Enon, S. C. ; 3. — Theophilus 
HilP, b. 10 Feby., 1790; d. 5 Dec, 1852 (q. v.) ; 4.— James HilP, 
b. 21 May, 1792, N. R. ; 5.— Sarah Hill ', b. 18 Feby., 1796 ; m. . . . 
Sanchez, moved to Fla. ; 6. — Henry Hampton Hill% b. 22 March, 
1798; d. 11 Nov., 1857 (q. v.) ; 7.— Rhydon HilP, b. 24 Feby., 1800; 

m , moved to Miss. ; had a son, practiced medicine in Macon, 

Miss., who was a Surgeon in the Civil War ; 8. — Jonathan M. HilP, 

b. 19 Nov., 1803 ; m (pro. Lucinda Bond, sis. of Martha 

Sarah Bond, d. 1847), had son James HilP — father and son lived 
a good while with James Lodowick Hill, son of Hy. Hampton Hill, 
then moved to Ala., settling near Montgomery, and later to Tex., 
near Galveston, where both were killed in 1856 by Mexicans ; 9. — 
William B. HilP', b. 14 Nov., 1806, N. R. 

3. Theophilus HilP (Lodowick*, Theop^^ Abr.% Hy.O, 1790- 
1852, m. 22 Jany., 1819, Sv^anmi Richardson, b. 19 April, 1801 ; 
d. 2 Feby., 1859, dau. of David Richardson, of Richardsonville, 
Edgefield Co., and his wife, Frances Williams, and had: la. — 
Lodowick HilP, b. 16 Oct., 1820; d. 3 July, 1873; m. Mary Griffin, 
no issue; 2a.— Rhydon Grigsby HilP, b. 7 March, 1823; d. 1 May, 
1866 (q. V.) ; 3a.— Henry HilP, b. 30 Aug., 1825 (q. v.) ; 4a.— 
James Richardson HilP, b. 24 Jany., 1828; d. 1896, unm. ; 5a. — 

Martha Elizabeth HilP, b. 17 Mch., 1830 ; d ; m. Thomas 

Maynard, moved to Ga., left chn. ; 6a. — William HilP, b. 4 Oct., 
1832; m. Jennie King, and had: lb. — William HilP; 7a. — John 
Walter Hill\ b. 28 Oct., 1834; d. 13 March, 1902; m. (I) Mattie 
(Martha) Wardlaw; m. (II) Susan Brunson. He left no chn. but 
legally adopted his sis. Susan Frances Pearce's baby girl at her 
mother's death ; 8a. — Susan Frances HilP, b. 7 Jany., 1837 ; d. June, 
1873 (q. V.) ; 9a.— Thomas Theophilus HilP, b. 29 March, 1839; 
d. 27 June, 1862 — killed at "the crater" at Petersburg, Va. ; 10a. — 
Benjamin HilP, m. Jennie Lipscomb, of Ninety Six, S. C, moved 
to Ga., where his wife and children are now, 1921, living. 

2a. Rhydon Grigsby HilP (Theop.% Lod.*, Theop.^ Hy.O, 
1823-1866, m. Elizabeth Smijly, b. 2 March, 1827 ; d. 6 Feby., 1877, 
dau. of James Smyly and his wife, Grace Coates, and had 3 chn. : 
lb. — Henry HilP, m. Maggie Tompkins, dau. of John Warren 
Tompkins and his wife, Elizabeth Eleanor Allen, and had 4 sons 
and a dau.: Ic — Roger T. HilP, m. Miss Sallie Dunovant; 2c. — 

Jack Tompkins HilP, m. Addie , and had : Id.— Harry HilP ; 

2d.— Margaret HilP ; 3c.— Carl HilP, unm. ; 4c— John Walter Hill 
IP, unm.; 5c. — Nellie HilP, m. Osman Williams, no issue; 2b. — 

166 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Grace HilP, eldest dau. of Rhydon^ d. at 16 unm.; 3b. — Ina Hill', 
d. in 1920, unm. 

Sa.—Henrij HiW (Theop.\ Lodk.% Theop.^ Abr.", Hy.^), b. 30 

Aug., 1825 ; d. 1896, aged 70 years ; m , and had : lb. — Dr, 

Lodoivick T. HiW, of Abbeville, S. C. ; 2b.— Tabor Hill, of Green- 
wood, S. C. ; 3b. — Mrs. Susan Turner% of Greenwood, S. C. ; 4b. — 
George HilP, of Ninety-Six, S. C. 

8a. Susan Frances HilP, y* dau. of Theop^ and Susan R. Hill, 
1837-1873, m. George W. Pearce, of Bainbridge, Ga., b. 1824; d. 
1873— both d. of yellow fever — and had 4 chn. : lb. — Thomas Rob- 
ert Pearce', b. 7 Aug., 1862; d. 11 June, 1897; m. Mariana Long, 
dau. of Dr. Moses Long and Carrie Jones Long, and had: Ic. — 
George Hill Pearce\ b. 28 July, 1889, unm.; 2c. — Samuel Brady 
Pearce*— girl— b .25 April, 1891, single; 3c.— Thomas Robert 
Pearce, Jr.«, b. 26 Sept., 1895, unm.; 2h.— John Walter Pearce', 
b. 1863 ; m. 1896, Bettie Watson, dau. of John C. and Bettie Watson, 
and had: Ic— Myra Watson Pearce^ b. 1897; 2c.— Walter Hill 
Pearce^ b. 1899; d. aged 15 yrs.; 3c.— John C. Pearce^ b. 1902; 
d. Nov., 1921; 3b.— George Pearce^ b. 1868; m. 1897, Birdie 
Ream, d. 1910; issue: Ic— Edith Pearce% b. 1898; 2c.— Carroll 

Pearce^ b. 1900; 3c.— George W. Pearce, Jr.^ b ; 4b. — 

Mattie Sue (Tweetee) Pearce', only 3 mos. old when her parents 
d. in 1873, was adopted by her uncle, Dr. J. Walter Hill and his 
wife, Martha Wardlaw, and thereafter bore the name of Tweetee 
Hill; m. 28 Oct., 1896, Joseph H. Cantalon and had: Ic. — Walter 
H. Cantalon^ b. 23 Aug., 1897, who m. 16 Nov., 1921, Annie Wil- 
son, dau. of Lide Wilson and his wife, Alice Bailey. 

2. Henry Hampton Hill' (Lodowick*, Theops.^), 1778-1857, 
m. 19 July, 1817, Martha Sarah (Bond- Daniel) Spann, h. 13 
March, 1794 ; d. 25 Oct., 1870, in her 77th year, at the home of her 
son Dr. Lovick Hill. She m. (I) Jesse Daniel and had 3 chn.: 
a. — John Daniel m. and had chn. ; b. — Walter Daniel, d. unm. ; c. — 
Rev. Thomas Sumter Daniel, of the M. E. Church, b. 3 Dec, 1814; 
d. 188 — , unm.; m. (U), Henry Spann and had: d. — Henry Russell 
Spann, b. 2 Oct., 1818; d. 2 May, 1858; m. Ellen .... After 
the Civil War the widow and children moved from Edgefield, S. C, 
to La. 

2. Henry Hampton and Martha Sarah (Bond -Daniel, Spann) 
Hill had: la.— Whitman Robinson Hill«, b. 31 May, 1822; d. 10 
Feby., 1849 (q. v.) ; 2a.— James Lodowick HilP, b. 18 Jany., 1824; 
d. 19 Jany., 1867 (q. v.) ; 3a.— Florella Pauline HilP, b. 12 Jany., 
1826; d. 28 July, 1895 (q. v.) ; 4a.— Dr. William Mays HilP, b. 14 
Sept., 1828 ; d. 26 Oct., 1866 ; m. Mary Crawford— no chn. ; 5a.— 

Dr. Lovic Sanchez HilP, b. 30 May, 1833; d , 1919 (?) 

(q. V.) ; 6a.— Susan Abigail HilP, b. 9 Aug., 1835 ; d. Saturday, 
Aug. 3, 1887, at her niece's. Flora Trammell, LaFayette, Chambers 
Co., Ala., never married. All of the above b. in Edgefield Dist., 
S. C. 

AND Allied Families 167 

la. Whitman Robinson Hill^ (Henry Hampton^ Lodowick^, 
1822-1849, m. 6 June, 1843, Sarah Anne Verdelle, of Elberton, Ga., 
b. 23 Nov., 1824; d. 29 Sept., 1906. Issue: lb.— Sarah Florella 
HilP, b. 25 July, 1844 ; d. in inf. ; 2b.— Martha Ellen HilP, b. 4 Jany., 
1847 ; d. 1920 ; m., in 1882, Stephen H. Fortson, of Elbert Co., 2nd 
wife (Mems. of Ga., Vol. 1, p. 630) and had: Ic— Stephen Tal- 
lulah Fortson% b. 1885; m. Dec, 1903, Sidney A. Hunt, and they 
had: Id.— Stephen Fortson^ b. 1906; 2d.— Sidney Fortson^, b. 
1914; Sh.—Tallulah Whitman HilV, b. 10 Jany., 1849; m. (I) Dr. 
Shiland, of Phila., Pa.; m. (II), 14 Dec, 1875, George Thomas 
Fortson, b. 1 Aug., 1850; d. 10 May, 1918, and had: Ic.—Sarah 
Pauline Fortson^ b. 11 Aug., 1878; m. 20 Dec, 1911, William Dun- 
can Gray; 2c. — Elizabeth Hanson Fortson^ b. 29 Aug., 1880; m. 
18 April, 1916, Zack Clark Hayes, Elberton, Ga., and had: Id. — 
Tallulah Hanson Hayes^ b. 23 Aug., 1917; 3c.— Whitman Hill 
Fortson% b. 17 June, 1882, address Box 1620, Charlotte, N. C; 
4c. — Lovick George Fortson^ b. 21 Jany., 1884, address Healey 
Bldg., Atlanta, Ga. ; 5c— Ellie Juanita Fortson«, b. 3 Oct., 1887. 

Mrs. Sarah Anne (Verdelle) Hill was a woman of charm- 
ing personality, of genuine culture and highly educated ; reared in 
a home of affluence, surrounded by luxury and enjoyed every ad- 
vantage and opportunity of the ideal ante-bellum life of that pe- 
riod. She was a true standard-bearer of everything that consti- 
tutes noble womanhood. She joined the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, South, at the age of 16, lived a consistent life and died in 
the blessed assurance of salvation by faith in the merits of a cru- 
cified Redeemer. Her gr. father came to Ama. with Gen. La- 
Fayette. (Extracts from tribute by J. N. Wall). 

2a. James Lodotvick HUP (Henry Hampton', Lodowick*), 
1824-1867, m. in 1842, Eliza Holden, d. 1873, or '4. Issue : lb.— 
Martha Hughes', called Mattie, Hill, b. 1843; d. 12 May, 1898 
(q. V.) ; 2b.— Mary Bones HilF, b. 1845; d. 3, or 5, Feby., 1903 
(q. V.) ; Sh.—John Bones HilV, b. 4 Nov., 1847; d. 22 Feby., 1914 
(q. v.); 4b.— John Holden HilF, b. 1849, unm. ; 5b.— Maria Ma- 
grand HilP, b. 1851 (q. v.) ; 6b.— Henry Lodowick K. HilP, b. 1 
April, 1853; d. Feby., 1916 (q. v.) ; 7b.— Hughes H. HilP, b. 1855; 
d. 14 Feby., 1901, (q. v.). 

lb. Martha Hughes (Mattie) HilV (Jas. Lodowick*'), 1843- 

1898, m. Felix Lake, deed., and had : Ic — George% m ; 

2c — Jane^ deed., m. Dr. J. H. Carmichael; 3c — Elizabeth^ deed., 
m. Dr. J. H. Carmichael; 4c. — Henry% m. Miss Hammond; 5c. — 
Hughes^ ; 6c. — Martha^ m. Daniel Strother. 

2b. Mary Bones HilV (James Lodowick"), 1845-1903, m. A. 
Baron Holmes, of Charleston, S. C, deed., and had: Ic. — James 
H.% m. Septimia Towner, Charleston, S. C. ; 2c. — A. B. H., Jr^ m. 

(I) Miss Campbell; m. (II), , Charleston, S. C; 3c. — Eliza 

H.^ m. J. E. Agnew, Columbia, S. C. ; 4c. — Francis S. H.% m , 

168 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Macon, Ga. ; 5c. — George Lee H.^ m. Elizabeth Falk, Charleston, 
S. C. ; 6c. — Harleston H.^ unm. ; 7c. — Hal H.^ deed. 

3b. John Bones HUP (James Lodowick*'), 1847-1914, m., 22 
Dec, 1870, Sadie Johnson, of Johnston, S. C. Issue: Ic. — Eliza 
H.^ m. William Rudy; 2c. — Lou^ deed., m. Ed Mims; 3c. — Eliz- 
abeth HilP, m. John G. Mohleif, of Johnston, S. C; 4c. — Henry 
Hughes^ m. Martha Mims; 5c. — Daisy^ m. Sam Nicholson; 6c. — 

Marion^ deed, m. (I) L (?) Jones; m. (H) E. A. Childress; 

7c. — Warren^ deed.; 8c. — Maria F.% m. John Rainford. 

5b. Maria Magrand HiW (James Lodowick**), b. 1851, m. 
James D. Eraser, of Winnsboro, S. C. Atlanta newspaper notice: 

"James D. Eraser, aged 60 years, a gallant Confederate 
soldier, d. at 2 o'clock yesterday at a private sanatorium. He was 
for a number of years an employee of the So. Bell Telephone Co. 
and is survived by his wife and several children. During the Civil 
War Mr. Eraser, who rose to the rank of Lieut., served in the 1st 
So. Carolina Cavalry under Gen. Wade Hampton and was engaged 

in some of the most desperate conflicts of the war His body 

will be taken today to his old home in Edgefield, S. C, for inter- 

Issue: Ic. — Jane H. Fraser"*; 2c. — Margaret R. Eraser^, m. 
Thomas B. Bennett, of Charleston, S. C. ; 3c. — Eliza H. Fraser*, m. 
I. W. Hume ; 4c. — Mary H. Fraser^ d. in inf. ; 5c. — Malcom Doug- 
las Eraser^ d. in inf. ; 6c. — Hesse Crawford Eraser^, m. William 
Love Richardson and lives at 224 Crew St., Atlanta, Ga. 

6b. Henry Lodowick K. HUP (James Lodowick*^), 1853-1916, 
m. Rosa Law, deed., and had: Ic. — John B. HilP; 2c. — Law HilP; 

3c. — Roberta Law HilP, m , d ; 4c. — Rosa L. HilP ; 

Baron H. HilP. 

7b. Hughes H. HilP (James Lodowick**), 1855-1901, m. 
Roberta Law, and had : Ic. — James HilP ; 2c. — Hal HilP ; 3c. — Rosa 
Hill; 4c.— Fanny Wright HilP. 

3a. Elorella Pauline Hill* (Henry Hampton', Lodowick*), 
1826-1895, m. 23 Dec, 1845, Dr. John William Cooper, b. Edgefield, 
S. C, 27 June, 1821 ; d. 4 Dec.,1905. He received degree of M.D. 
from S. C. Medical College, Charleston, S. C, in 1844. Col. James 
(Duke) Williams, of King's Mountain Rev'y fame, was his great 
uncle. He lived, during the Civil War, at Fredonia, Chambers Co., 
Ala. With the first call for volunteers he joined a Co. of the 14th 
Ala. Regt., but when oflScial list of the Co. was being prepared, a 
committee was sent with the request that Dr. Cooper remain at 
home to be the attending physician for the aged parents, wives and 
children of the enlisted men. Throughout the war he was faithful 
to the trust imposed. Night and day, in sunshine and storm, he 
ministered to the sick, wounded, and needy families, both medicin- 
ally and materially. His loyalty to the Confederate cause was rec- 
ognized by the State authorities". (Mrs. J. P. (Sue Cooper) 
Barrow) . 

AND Allied Families 169 

Dr. J. Scott Todd, an eminent physician of Atlanta, Ga., on 22 
Oct., 1909, in a Certificate made to the gr. children, said: "I was 
acquainted with and lived near Dr. Jno. W. Cooper, of Chambers 
Co., Ala. He was a man of great probity of character, beloved 

by his neighbors, faithful and loyal to the Confederate cause 

The help which Dr. Cooper rendered to the wives and children of 
the Confed. soldiers was as necessary, and involved almost as much 
danger, fidelity and self-sacrifice as did that of being at the front". 

Issue: lb. — Mary Pauline Cooper% b. 30 Sept., 1846; d. 13 
Oct., 1851 ; 2b.— James Astley Cooper% b. 3 Sept. 1848 ; d. 16 Sept., 
1870, in Charlottesville, while a student at the University of Va. 
He was presented a testimonial by the Temperance Society of the 
University for being the most exemplary member of the student 
body; 3b. — Whitman Hill Cooper", b. 4 Aug., 1854; d. 4 Aug., 1855, 
and 4b. — Washington Williams Cooper^ (twins), b. 4 Aug., 1854; 
d. 8 Sept., 1919, at his dau.'s, Mrs. G. C. Dixon, in Indianapolis, 
Ind. He attended Howard College, Marion, Ala., m. 20 Dec, 1883, 
Effie Eighmy, of Springboro, Penna. ; engaged successfully in busi- 
ness in Shirley, Ind., and Brownsville, Tex. Issue: Ic. — Pauline 
HilP, b. in 1884, in Chambers Co., Ala.; m. George C. Dixon, of 
Indianapolis, Ind., and has son: Id. — Bonn Dixon% b. 3 April, 
1916; 2c. — Sylvia Cooper^ d. in Springborough, Penna., 17 March, 
1910, c. 12 yrs. of age; 5b. — Adelaide Beatrice Cooper^, b. 11 June, 
1851 ; d. 30 May, 1903, reared in Chambers Co., Ala., graduated 
from W. P. Female College, 1869 ; from Baltimore Female College, 
under Dr. Brooks, June, 1870 ; went to Staunton, Va., to perfect 
herself in German and French, and while at school there met Gen. 
R. E. Lee, when on a visit to the school, who learning she was from 
Ala., praised very highly the Ala. soldiers. She m., 15 Sept., 1880, 
Isaac Thomas Morgan, of Dudleville. Chambers Co., Ala., b. 10 
Feby., 1835; d. Dec. 1904. On 16 July. 1861, he joined Co. B, 4th 
Ala. Regt., Blee's Brigade, C. S. A. Issue: Ic — Charles Lewis 
Morgan^ b. 11 Oct., 1881 ; d. May, 1883; 2c.— John Frank Morgan^, 
b. 8 Oct., 1883 ; 3c.— Celestia Adelaide Morgan^ b. 14 Feby., 1888 ; 
m. 10 Nov., 1915, Lewis Coleman Benson, b. 29 Oct., 1888, son of 
Dr. F. W. Benson ; was a student in the Electrical Engineering 
Dept. of Ga. Tech. and finished his Junior year; lives in Jackson- 
ville, Fla. They have one dau. : Id. — Adelaide Benson®, b. 9 May, 

6b. Sue C. Cooper, b. Sunday, 15 April, 1860, in Chambers 
Co., Ala. ; m. 23 Dec, 1879. by Rev. Dr. W. C. Bledsoe, John Pliny 
Baiirow, b. in Chambers Co., Ala., 3 April, 1848 ; d. in Atlanta 31 
Dec, 1915, interred in Pine Wood Cemetery, West Point, Ga. son 
of John Thomas Barrow (and his wife, Vira Anderson Standi fer, 
of Jasper Co., Ga., b. 11 Jany.. 1812; d. 17 Feby., 1892), son of 
William Barrow and his wife, Rebecca Heath. Issue: Ic — Lewis 
A. Barrow^ b. 8 Nov., 1880; m. 23 Dec, 1901, Miss Berchea York, 
of Rockmart, Ga. They have: Id. — Levns Barrow, Jr.'', b. 11 Nov. 

170 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

1902; 2d.— Lillian Barrow«, b. 21 Dec, 1904; 3d.— Ralph Barrow% 
b. 7 Oct., 1907; 4d.— Frances Barrow% b. 14 Jany., 1910; 5d.— 
Virginia Barrow% b. 7 April, 1912 ; 2c. — Grover Barrow^, b. 1 July, 
1884, joined U. S. Navy Aug. 20, 1901 ; Sc— Reuben Barrow\ b. 17 
Jany., 1889 ; d. in 1889 ; 4c. — Azile Barrow\ b. 4 Sept., 1893, entered 
Shorter College, Rome, Ga., in 1914, remained two years, then went 
to University of Chicago and received the Ph.B. degree in 1917; 
m. 22 Dec. 1917, Harry Winkler, only child of Frederick Winkler 
and his wife, Barbara Van Ruch, of New Phila., Ohio, b. in Omaha, 
Neb., 28 Jany., 1894 ; in 1917 joined Co. M 329th Inf. Regt., at Camp 
Sherman, 0. ; selected as one of three from this Co. to attend 3rd 
O. T. C. ; on 1st June, 1918, commissioned 2nd Lieut. ; Oct. 9, 1918, 
transferred to A. G. D. Dept., served Asst. Camp Adj., Camp Sevier, 
S. C, to time of his discharge, April 5, 1919. He gradtoated with 
B.S. degree from the University of Chicago in Sept., 1921, and was 
elected a member of the National honorary Society, Phi-Beta^Kappa; 
5c. — Florella Hill BARR0W^ b. 16 March, 1897, graduated from 
the Girls' High School of Atlanta, and later from the Atlanta 
Normal Training School. She is now, 1922, training teacher in the 
Atlanta Normal Training School at Lee Street School ; has figured 
prominently in Sunday School and Camp work, being a Counsellor 
.for 2 years at Camp Dixie for Girls, Clayton, Ga. 

7b. Flora Lee Cooper'' (Florella Pauline*', Henry Hampton'O, 
b. 9 Feby., 1864; d. 24 May, 1917, in Atlanta, Ga.; m. 10 Nov., 
1880, Br.William Oliver Trammell, b. 25 April, 1857; d. 30 Jany., 
1921, son of Dr. Frank Trammell, of Lafayette, Chambers Co., Ala., 
and his wife, Olive Melton. Dr. W. O. Trammell was the founder 
and proprietor of the Trammell Drug Store, in Atlanta, which 
since his death is conducted by his sons, Willard and Ralph. Issue : 
Ic— John Cooper TrammelP, b. 21 Aug., 1881; m. (I), 20 May, 
1902, Mamie Wise, d. 24 April, 1907, and had: Id.— Charles 
Cooper TrammelP, b. 8 Feby., 1903; m. (II), 11 Sept., 1917, Eliza- 
beth Stearns, b. 3 April, 1888, d. Sept., 1921 ; 2c.— Alwin TrammelP, 
b. 1882, d. 20 July, 1903; 3c.— William Ralph TrammelP, b. 12 
Dec, 1885 ; 4c— Willard Oliver TrammelP, b. 24 Dec, 1891, reed, 
training at Camp Wheeler in World War ; m. 30 June, 1918, Thelma 
Bradley, b. 23 July, 1898; 5c.— Ollie TrammelP, b. 7 Sept., 1893; 
m. 24 May, 1911, Hartwell Lester Moseley, of Cuba and Mobile, 
Ala., a graduate with A.B. degree from Furman University, Green- 
ville, S. C, and had: Id. — Robert Lester Moseley'', b. in Cuba, 11 
Jany., 1914 ; 2d.— Mary Olive Moseley^ b. in Cuba, 10 May, 1918 ; 
3d. — William Ralph MoseleyS b. in Selma, Ala., 7 Aug., 1920 ; 6c. — 
Addie Melton TrammelP, b, 5 Nov., 1897, graduated from Wood- 
berry School, of Atlanta ; m. 9 May, 1919, Henry Eli Watkins, b. 22 
Dec, 1895, received E.E. degree from Ga. Tech. ; entered service 4 
Sept., 1917, at the Receiving Ship, Norfolk, Va., then put on U. S. 
S. C. 191, and honorably discharged at N. 0., 19 July, 1919. Issue : 
Id. — Annice Watkins^, b. 29 Jany., 1922. 

AND Allied Families 171 

5a. Dr. Lovick Sanchez HiW (Henry Hampton'% Lodowick*), 
1833-1919, was a Lieut, in Co. A, 22nd ( ?) 4th So. Carolina Regt., 
C. S. A., and later Surgeon for same Regt. ; m. (I), Sophie Hughes; 
m. (II), Kate Griffin. Issue by 1st, none by 2nd, mar.: lb. — Kate 

HilP, m. Jim Mimms and had : Ic. — Mattie Mimms% m Hill ; 

2c. — Lura Mimms^ m Day; 3c. — Sophie Mimms^; 4c. — 

Katharine Mimms* ; 2b. — Mamie HilP, m Green and had one 

son ; 3b.— Whitman HilP ; 4b.— Robbie Hill" ; 5b.— Hal HilP, unm. 

III. Ann Hill* (Theop.% Abr.-, Hy.O, 1787-1849, m. (I) 
Samuel Williams, of St. Augustine; m. (II) Gen. Joseph M. 
Hernandez, of Fla. 

Issue by 1st mar., 4 children: 1. — William Henry Williams'^; 
2. — Eliza Williams^ (q. v.); 3. — Samuel Hill Williams'^; 4. — John 
Theophilus Williams^ 

Issue hy 2nd mar., 6 children : 5. — Anita Hernandez'^ , m. 
Kingsley B. Gibbs, of St. Augustine; 6. — Ellen T. Rufina 
Hernandez% m. A. H. Walker, of N. O., 1st wife; 7. — Maria Josepha 
Hernandez^ m. A. H. Walker, of N. O., his 2nd wife — after death 
of her sister; 8. — John Gaspur Hernandez', never married; 9. — 
Martin Edward HernandezS m. his cousin, Anita Hernandez, 
Matanzas, Cuba — their children all live in Cuba; 10. — Dorothea 
Fredrica Ignicia Hernandez^, m. Gen. W. S. Walker and had: 

la. — Anita Walker^', m. E. L. Anderson, of Ga. ; 2a. — Marion 
Walker% d. in childhood ; 3a. — Lucia Duncan Walker^, m. Henry C. 
Peebles, of Atlanta, Ga., a prominent atty.-at-law ; 4a. — Dora 
Hernandez Walker**, m. J. Archer Smith, of Fla., 1st wife; 5a. — 
Louisa Hernandez Walker**, m. her bro.-in-law, widower, J. Archer 
Smith, 2nd wife; 6a. — William Stephens Walker'', m. (I) Miss Geer, 
of Penn.; m. (II) Miss Owen, of Ga. 

2. Eliza Williams" (Ann*, Theop.^ Abr.-, Hy.^ m. (I) Col. 
Bailey, of West Fla. ; m. (II) , Gen. Bellamy, a large planter of West 
Fla. Issue by 1st mar.: la. — Jack Bailey*'; 2a. — Eugenia Bailey®, 
m. John Mays, of West Fla., d. circa 1919, — she still living, 1922 ; 
3a. — Virginia Bailey**, m. Ben Tucker of .... , and had several 

Issue by 2nd mar.: 4a. — Sarah Bellamy**, m. Col. Cartenay 
Smith, of S. C. ; 5a. — Barton Bellamy**; 6a. — Josephine Bellamy*, 
m. Dr. Epps, of Va. ; 7a. — Victoria Bellamy^ m. Mr. Pelot, of N. Y. 

(Copy) . 

Atlanta, Ga., Mar. 7, 1868. 
Dr. Lodowick Hill, 
My Dear Sir 

I take the liberty to address you on a sub- 
ject of genealogy in which I hope you take some interest. My wife 
is a descendant of Theophilus Hill of Edgefield Dist. S. C. Her 
mother was Ann Hill, the daughter of Lodowick Hill, who was the 
son of Theophilus. A branch of the S. C. family emigrated to 
Georgia of which one of the representatives is Col. Lodowick Hill 

172 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

of Wilkes County. A branch emigrated to Florida of which my 
wife is a descendant. Miss Ann Hill of Florida married twice. Her 
second husband was Gen. J. M. Hernandez of whom my wife was 
the youngest daughter. I will be obliged to you for any informa- 
tion you may be pleased to give me of the history of the family, 
particularly as to the origin of Theophilus the original preogenitor. 
In order to identify myself I would state that I was the officer who 
during the late War commanded for two years the third Military 
District on the Coast of South Carolina with my Headquarters at 
Pocotaligo. I have made so many friends in South Carolina that 
I would be glad to establish this claim of my children to a South 
Carolina ancestry and particularly to that nest of game cocks 
Edgefield District. 

(Signed) Very respectfully, 
Yr. obt. Servt, 

W. S. Walker. 

Extracts from Article in Atlanta Constitution, June 8, 1899: 

"Gen. W. S. Walker, d. 7 June, 1899, son of Judge Duncan 
Walker, of Miss., son of Judge Jonathan Walker, of Penn. He 
was reared by his uncle Robert J. Walker, Secretary of the Treasury 
under President Polk and later Governor of Kansas, during the 
stirring times when it was called "Bleeding Kansas". He gradu- 
ated with first honors in his 17th year at Georgetown College, and 
later attended for a short time the Princeton law college, but health 
failing accepted an appointment on the coast survey, where he re- 
ceived two gold medals for saving lives from the sea. Was ap- 
pointed Lieut, and served in the Mexican War. At Chapultepec 
won renown by being first to scale the enemy's breastworks, in 
which he was closely followed by his commanding officer, to whom 
he chivalrously yielded the honor to cut down the Mexican flag. 
He entered the Confederate service as Capt. of infantry, in 1862 
commissioned as Colonel, and on 22 Oct. of that year, while in 
command at Pocataligo defeated and routed a largely superior 
enemy force who were attempting to seize the Charleston and 
Savannah railroad. Eight days later, on 30 Oct., 1862, was pro- 
moted to brigadier general and for two years commanded the third 
Military Dist. on the coast of S. C. On 20 May, 1864, was wounded 
in the foot, a portion of which had to be amputated. 

Gen. W. S. Walker m. Miss Dora Hernandez, the youngest dau. 
of Gen. Joseph M. Hernandez and his wife Ann (Hill) Hemxindez, 
her 2nd husband, who was the dau. of Lodowick Hill, 1765-1822, 
of S. C, and his wife Susan Grigsby. Gen. Walker was survived 
by his wife and 4 children, viz. : Mrs. Henry C. Peeples, Mrs. E. L. 
Anderson, Mr. W. S. Walker, Jr., and Mrs. Archer Smith, of Madi- 
son, Fla. [Ann Hill was dau. of Theophilus and Teresa (Thomas) 
Hill and sister of Lodowick.] 

E. Sarah Hill' (Abraham^, Henry^) m. c. 1756, Jacob Hunter, 
of Chowan Co., N. C, son of Isaac Hunter. Her father, in his will, 

AND Allied Families 173 

18 April, 1760, names her and her daughter, Leah Hunter. Issue : 
I. — Isaac Hunter*; II. — Leah Hunter* (q. v.); HI. — Elizabeth 

II. Leah Hunter* m. 6 Jany., 1772, Seth Riddick (N. C. H. & G. 
Reg., 1-2-242; 2-1-52 and 69). 

"Isaac Hunter moved from Lancaster Co., Penn., to Chowan 
Co., N. C, c. 1720 ; his will dated 17 April, 1752 ; pr. at April Court, 
1753, in which he names sons Elisha, Isaac, Daniel and Jacob 
Hunter — all of whom became prominent, large property holders, 
and leading citizens of the Co." 

"Jacob Hunter, Gates Co., will Feby. 5, 1780; Nov. Ct. 1784. 
Wife Sarah, all my children, Isaac, Leah Riddick and Elizabeth, 
son-in-law Seth Riddick and son Isaac Hunter exrs. Test. John 
Hodges, Wm. Freeman, Abram Harrell". (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 

"Leah Riddick, Gates Co., ivill Dec. 29, 1816 ; Feby. Ct. 1817. 
Bros. Dempsey Costen and Isaac Costen, Eliz. Gordon, Peggy and 
Henry Lassiter, James Lassiter, Isaac Costen exr. Test. James 
Costen, Eliz. Costen". (N. C. H. & G. Reg., 2-1-69). 

An abstract of the will of James Costen appears in N. C. H. & G. 
Reg., 1-4-536. 

Jacob Hunter was a member of the Vestry of St. Paul parish, 
and on June 19, 1776, the vestrymen passed a resolution to main- 
tain and support all the acts, resolutions, and regulations of the 
Continental and Provincial Congresses to the extent of their power 
and ability. (C. R. N. C, Vol. 10, p. 612). 

Jacob Hunter and his nephew William Hunter, son of Elisha 
and Anne (Walton) Hunter, were appointed by the April Congress 
in 1776 a committee in the Edenton district to establish manu- 
factories and to secure muskets and bayonets for the army. (C. R. 
N. C, Vol. 10, p. 539). 

Jacob Hunter was appointed Major in the Army by the April 
Congress; was a member of the Congress of May 12, 1776, that 
framed and adopted the 1st Constitution of N. C. (C. R. N. C, Vol. 
10, p. 914) ; was one of the Representatives from Chowan Co., in 
the House of Burgesses in 1777 and '78 (C. R. N. C, Vol. 12, pp. 
265 and 655) ; and when Gates Co. was formed, in 1799, he was 
cut off in the new Co. and represented that Co. in the Senate in 
1783. (S. R. N. C. Vol. 19, p. 129). 

"The Coat of Arms of Isaac Hunter is stamped on the seal to 
his will, on which is a dragon, which in the military annals of 
those days indicated that he was educated, trained and armed as a 

In England, we find John and William Hunter in the parish of 
East Kilbride in Lanarkshire. They were sons of John Hunter and 
wife Agnes, who were the parents of 10 children. 

William Hunter was b. 23 May, 1718, became a celebrated physi- 
ologist and physician and the 1st great teacher of Anatomy in 

174 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

England. In 1764 became the physician extraordinary to her 
Majesty, Queen Charlotte, and d. full of honors 30 March, 1783. 

John Hunter, youngest of the 10 children of John and Agnes 
Hunter, also obtained great eminence as a physiologist and surgeon, 
and as a leading instructor in medicine. He was b. 13 Feby., 1728 ; 
m., July, 1771, Anne Home, dau. of Robt. Home, and d. in 1793. 
Among the close friends of Wm. and John Hunter were Sam^ 
Sharpe and William Cullen, the latter being of the same family as 
the wife of Major Robert West, who moved from Eng*^ to Chowan 
Co., N. C. Mrs. West was Martha Cullen, of Dover, Eng^. Several 
of the sons of John and Agnes Hunter moved to Ama." ("The 
Winbornes of Old", by Benj. B. Winbornes). 


From "William Candler's Ancestry and Progeny", by Ex-Gov. 
Allen D. Candler. 

"Joseph Anthony was the 2nd son of Mark Anthony, the 
'Genoese Italian', who came to Va. about the beginning of the 18th 
century and settled on the Upper James River in Bedford County, 
and established a grist mill and trading post of considerable im- 
portance, and about the same time married, but to whom it is not 
known. We have no recorded account of his early life, but a some- 
what apocryphal tradition supported, however, by some well es- 
tablished facts, supplies its place. This tradition has come down 
thru all the numerous branches of the Anthony family and they are 
scattered throughout the U. S. from Rhole Island to Georgia, and 
from Savannah to the Rio Grande. It says the father of the 1st 
Mary Anthony was a merchant in Genoa, Italy, who emigrated to 
Holland and settled. When his son Mark grew up, he was sent 
back when seventeen years old, to school. Becoming tired of school 
and being of rather adventurous disposition, he ran away, and 
embarked on a trading vessel which was in a few days captured by 
Algerian Pirates, and he was sold into slavery in Algiers by his 
captives. Soon after he thus became a slave his master sent him 
and another slave in chains and under an overseer into the forest 
to cut wood. Driven to desperation by the cruelty of their merci- 
less taskmaster, they, taking him unawares, knocked him in the 
head with an axe, and concealing themselves in the woods until 
night, they made their way under cover of darkness to the beach, 
where finding a small boat, they rowed to a British vessel lying at 
anchor in the bay and telling the story of their captivity and brutal 
treatment to the Captain, prevailed on him to take them on board. 
He concealed them in two hogsheads which were shipped as part of 
the cargo till they got well out to sea. Finally he landed them at 
a Virginia port, where the master of the vessel sold them to a 
farmer in New Kent County for three years to pay for their 
passage. This was about the year 1698. After he had served these 
three years with his master who had bought him from the sea 

AND Allied Families 175 

Captain, Mark Anthony, as already stated, settled on the Upper 
James River near the site of the present city of Lynchburg and 
soon afterward married, but to whom is not known". 

In the Anthony Tree, owned by Mrs. Frances V. Swain, Anthony 
Place, Munice, Ind., it is stated: "Mark Anthony', b. 1665, m. 
Isabella Hart and had twelve sons and one daughter. Only two sons 
are known: Joseph m. Elizabeth Clark, and John m, Elizabeth 

Another Anthony tree, as reported by Mr. I. P. Cooper, of 
Rome, Ga., says : "Mark Anthony was b. in Holland about 1650 — 
wife's name not given — space for same is blank. Mark Anthony 
landed in Virginia 1698 and soon after m. Judith Penelope Moor- 
man. They had ten children." 

In William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 9, pp. 328-330, we find: 
''Joseph Anthony b. in Henrico, afterwards Goochland, now Albe- 
marle Co., Va., 2 May, 1713 ; m. 27 April, 1741, Elizabeth Clark, b. 
15 Feby., 1720; d. 23 Nov., 1785— His will. Will Book No. 1, of 
Henry Co., Va., p. 120 et seq. 

After his death, widow with most of her children removed to 
Ga. He was a Quaker, gives his estate to his widow and 14 sur- 
viving children — one son, Charles, having died unm. and without 
issue. The children were (8 daus. and 7 sons) : 
, 1. Sarah Anthony^ b. 15 Aug., 1742 ; m. 6 Feby., 1762, Capt. 
Thos. Cooper, Sr., Member House of Burgesses, Capt. of Militia, 
Revy. period and represented his County in Va. Convention 1788. 

2. Christopher Anthony^ b. 24 March, 1744; d. in Cincinnati, 
Ohio, 28 Oct., 1815; m. (I) Judith Moorman; m. (II), 5 June, 1775, 
Mary Jordan, dau. of Samuel and Hannah (Bates) Jordan. She 
died in Cincinnati, 0., 28 Oct., 1815. (q. v.). 

3. Elizabeth Anthony^ b. 10 March, 1746; m. in 1761, William 
Candler, b. 1738, of English parents, at Beffort, Ireland ; removed 
to Ga. in 1762. In 1771 was deputy surveyor; in Revolution served 
under Col., afterwards Genl. Elijah Clarke in attack on Augusta, 
at King's Mountain and Blackstock Farms, and rose to rank of 
Colonel; was member of Ga. Legislature 1784-'5 and appointed to 
a Judgeship; d, in Columbia Co., Sept., 1789; was gr. gr. father 
of Gov. Allen D. Candler, Bishop Candler, et al. 

4. Penelope Anthony-, b. 26 July, 1748 ; m. James Johnson (or 
Johnston), d. a widow in Leesbury, Ohio, 26 July, 1822. Note: 
E. B. Anthony, of Griffin, says "this Johnson was the gr. gr. father 
of the Confederate Genl. Jos. E. Johnson" ; 5. Joseph Anthony, Jr.% 
b. 28 March, 1750 ; m. his cousin, Elizabeth Clark, and moved to 
Ga. (q. v.); 6. James Anthony% b. 18 Dec, 1752; m. (E. B. 
Anthony says Nannie Tate), moved to Ga. and was the father of 
Dr Milton Anthony. Mrs. Florence A. Sawin also says that James' 
wife was Nancy Tate; 7. Mary Anthony^, b. 17 Nov., 1754; m. 
Major Josiah Carter; 8. Charles Anthony^ b. 26 March, 1757, d. 
as stated before; 9. Micajah Anthony% b. 23 Feby., 1759 (m. 

176 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Mary Rembert DuBose). (q. v.) ; 10. Agnes Anthony^ b. 7 March, 
1761 ; m. William Blakeley ; 11. Rachel Anthony^ b. 8 March, 1763 

(m Ware, says E. B. Anthony; m. James Lane, says Mrs. 

Florence V. Swain) ; 12. Winifred Anthony^, b. 8 April, 1765 [m. 
William Carter] ; 13. Mark Anthony IP, b. 8 Oct., 1767 ; m. Nancy 

Tate; 14. Boiling Anthony^ b. 23 Aug., 1769 [m Stone] ; 

15. Judith Anthony% b. 23 Oct., 1771 ; m. William Green. 

2. Christopher Anthony^ (Joseph-, Mark^ and his 1st wife, 
Judith Moorman, had: 1. — Mar?/ A.*, b. 1766, m. David Terrell; 
2. — Joseph A.% m. Rhoda Moorman; 3. — Chas. A.*, m. Elizabeth 
Harris; 4. — Elizabeth A.*, m. William Ballard. 

2, Christopher Anthony^ (Joseph-, Mark^ and his 2nd wife 
Mary Jordan, had: 5. — Christopher A*, b. 1776, m. Mrs. Anne 
Couch; 6. — Samuel B. A.*, b. 1779, m. Mary Irvine; 7. — Hannah 
B. A.\ b. 1781, m. John Davis; 8. — Sarah A.*, b. 1784, m. Henry 
Davis; 9.— Jordan A.*, b. 1788, d. in Va.; 10.— Rachel A.S b. 1791, 
m. Lot Pugh, Cin., 0.; 11. — Charlotte A.% b. 1793, m. Ephraim 
Morgan, Cin., 0. ; 12. — Penelope A.*, b. 1795, d. unm. 

2. Joseph Anthony^ (Chrisr.% Joseph-, Mark^ and his wife, 
Rhoda Moorman, had: 1. — Samuel A.% b. 1792, d. 1876 — aged 84 
years — ^the gr. father of Mrs. Florence V. Swain — , m. Narcissa 
Haines, one child ; 2. — Thos. Clark A.% m. Judith Timberlake ; 3. — 
Charles A/% m. (I) Elizabeth Evans, 7 children; m. (II) Mary 
Holsey, 5 children; 4. — Rhoda A.% m. Mr. Townsend; 5. — Clarke 
A.% d. in inf.; 6. — Jane A.% m. Thos. Hussey; 7. — Rachel A.% m. 
John Baker; 8. — Sarah A.% m. John Fletcher; 9. — Penelope A.% 
m. Geo. Allen; 10. — Christopher A.% m. (I) Polly Newby; m. (II) 
Louise Sparling; 11. — James A.% d. in inf.; 12. — Joseph A.% m. 
Margaret McCulloch; 13. — Elizabeth A.% m. Dr. Crew. 

1. Samuel Anthomf (Joseph% Chris''% Joseph% Mark^), 1792- 
1876, and his wife, Narcissa Haines, had one child: 1. — Edwin 
Clarke A.", b. 1818; d. 1884; m. Rebecca Vannerman. Issue: 1. — 

Florence V. A.% b. 1850, m Swain, 6 children ; 2.— Samuel 

P. A.% m. Bayless; 3. — Edwin Clarke A., Jr.% deed.; 4. — Ella 

A. A.% m Gamble, deed.; 5. — Charles H. A.% m. Mitchell; 

6. — Adelia A.% m. Robinson, deed. 

The above record, beginning with 2 Christopher Anthony" and 
his 1st wife, Judith Moorman, was copied by J. A, Leconte from 
tree of Mrs. Florence V. Swain. 

5. Joseph Anthony, Jr.=* (Joseph% Mark'), b. 28 March, 1750, 
and his wife, Elizabeth Clarke, had, among others, a son: 
1. Micajah Anthony% who m. a Williams and had one dau. and 
5 sons: 1. — Barbara Anthony% who m. Dr. Huff; 2. — Mathew 
Anthony^; 3. — Mark Anthony'% 4. — Joseph W. Anthony'"'; 5. — 
Thomas Anthony' ; 6. — Micajah Anthony % 

4. Joseph W. Anthomf m. a Render, a desc'dant of Christopher 
Anthony^' (Joseph-) and had 10 children, — 4 d. in childhood and 6, 
3 daus. and 3 sons, lived to be grown : 1. — Sally Anthony^ m. Dr. 

AND Allied Families 177 

Joseph Terrell — the parents of ex-Gov. Joseph M. Te^-rell; 2. — 
Agnes Anthony*' m. a Strozier, of Greenville, Ga. ; 3. — Lucile 
Anthony® never married; 4. — Judson Anthony" m. a King; 5. — 
Joseph Anthony** m. a Henry; 6. — E. B. Anthony^ m. a Wimbish, 
and has 3 children living — 2 sons and 1 dau. : 1. — Render 
Anthony^; 2. — a daughter; 3. — Edd Anthony^; 4. — eldest, Mary 
Anthony^ d. in inf.; 5. — eldest son, Scott Anthony% a promising 
physician, d. in March, 1908. 

The record of 5 — Joseph Anthony^ (Joseph-, MarkO and his 
wife, Elizabeth Clark, is taken from a letter by E. B. Anthony, of 
Griffin, Sept. 26, 1908, to his cousin, Mrs. Vera Anthony Christian, 
of Athens, Ga. He further says, "from Joseph and Elizabeth 
(Clarke) Anthony have descended no less than 15 prominent fam- 
ilies in Va., among them the Cabells and the Johnsons, and 15 in 
Ga., among them are the Coopers, Candlers, Carters, Hamiltons, 
Branhams, Stovalls, Nisbetts, Terrells, Jordans and Tates. Six of 
their sons settled in Ga. Three immediate! before, and three im- 
mediately after the Revy. War". 

5. Christopher Jordan* (Chris''% Joseph% MarkO, b. 1776; 

d , a leading lawyer of Lynchburg, Va., about 1830, and wife, 

Mrs. Anne Couch, had among others, a dau.: 1. — Margaret An- 
thonys m. Dr. Clifford Cabell and among others had a dau. : 1. — 
Mary W. CaheW, who m. /. Cabell Early, a nephew of Gen. Jubal 
A. Early. 

9. Micajah Anthony^ (Joseph-, Mark^) and his wife, Mary 
Rembert DuBose, had besides others : 1. — Willie Anthony*, m. Zeb. 
Colley, of N. 0., La., and had: 1. — Mamie Colley^ d. 2 Nov., 1917, 
m. Ralph Sherwood; 2. — Eugene Colley^; 3. — Fannie Colley^, m. 
Thos. Jackson Barksdale, of Washington, Ga. ; 4. — Dr. Willie 
Colley^; 5. — Henry Colley^; 6. — Dempsey Colley"; 7. — Alline 

Thomas Jackson Barksdale and wife, Fannie Colley^, have: 
Alline Barksdale**; Elizabeth Barksdale**, m. Rocheford Johnson; 
Willamette Barksdale**; Irene DuBose Barksdale'*. 

2. James Rembert Anthony*, m. Abbie Davis Pope — See Hill 
record, p. 88, for issue; 3. Emma Eugenia Anthony* m, William 
Wylie Hill — See Hill record, p. 121, for issue; 4. Bella Anthony* 
m. William Stokes, father of Mrs. Susie (W. M.) Hill by his 2nd 
wife; 5. Julia Toombs Anthony* m. William Ficklen and had: 
1. — Marion Ficklen^; 2. — Georgia Ficklen% m. A. G. Shankle; 3. — 
Julia Ficklen^ m. Tom Pope; 4. — Elizabeth Ficklen^; 5. — James 
Ficklen^; 6. — Claude Ficklen^; 7. — Burwell Ficklen IP; 6. Edwin 
M. Anthony*, m. Clara Julia Pope, d. 9 June, 1903, dau. of Henry 
Jefferson and Sarah (Toombs) Pope, and had : Roberta^ m. John 
Burdette; Mamie Lou^ m. William Burdette; Pope^; Ernest^; 
Gabriel Toombs A.% m. Janet Paddison, of Fla. ; John Vance"; 
Julia^, m. Wylie Hill DuBose U; Jean"; Katherine% m. Kimbrell 

178 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

(or Kimball) Aubrey Wilheit; Sarah% m ; Ouida% m ; 

Willie Belle Anthony^ 

Wylie Hill DuBose II and wife, Julia Anthony-', had : 1. — Lucy 
Willis DuBose** and 2. Julia Toombs DuBose% twins; Kimball 
Aubrey Wilheit and Katherine Anthony', his wife, had: 1. — 
Katherine Aubrey Wilheit. 

14. Boiling Anthony^ (Joseph-, Mark^ in 1810 was a stock- 
holder of the Wilkes Mfg. Co. — manufactured cotton and woolen 
goods ("Ga. L. M. &L"., p. 1040, by Knight; Clayton's Compendium, 
p. 667). 

Dr. Milton Anthony, boyhood spent in Wilkes, became founder 
and Presdt. of the Georgia Medical College, Augusta, Ga. (Mems. 
of Ga., Vol. 2, pp. 148, 173). 


George BillupsS 1663-1674, 750 A., Kingston Parish; George 
Billups, 1683-1700-1706 ; Richard Billups, 1682; John Billups, 1685; 

(Gloucester Land Grants from Vol. IX, Va. Co. Recs., at Rich- 
mond, Va., pp. 42-45-'6; Crozier's Va. Co. Recs., Vol. Ill, p. 16). 

George Billups^, 1663 (above) was probably the father of 
Richard^ 1682, George^ 1683-1716, and John-, 1685. 

1. Richard Billups' (1682) will 1751, p. 27 Feby., 1752. Will 
mentioned by Crozier as lost ( Va. Co. Recs., Vol. Ill, p. 16) . "Pro. 
the will was burned with the Chancery papers deposited in the 
Court House at Williamsburg, Va. Fortunately Mr. Crozier had 
copied many of these wills before the fire — now somxC years ago. 
I also copied many of them". (Mrs. W. C. Stubbs, Aug., 1921). 
It is not known whom he married, but the following marriages in 
the Kingston Parish Register are doubtless those of his children 
or gr. children: Lucy Billups^ m., 1747, Thomas Harden; Sarah 
Billups^ m., 1756, Peter Wiatt; Mary Billups^ m., 1766, Geo. Alex^ 
Dudley ; Thomas Billups^ m., 1769, Mildred Lilly ; Capt . John 
Billups^^ m., 1776, Eliza^ Beverly Whiting. 

2. George Billups-, 1683, 1706, has descendants still living in 
Mathews Co. — among them George and Humphrey Billups — of 
1782 taxes. 

3. John Billups-, 1685, Vestryman Kingston Par. 1692, pro. 
was father of: (1) Joseph Billups^ and (2) Robert Billups^. 

(1) Joseph Billups, Sr.^ taxed for 573 A. in 1782, b , d. 

bef. 1795 — mentioned in a survey 1752 — will in Gloucester 
179..(?). Issue: 1. — Robert Billups*; 2. — Christopher Billups* ; 
3. — Joseph Billups, Jr.*, student Wm. & Mary 1757, Capt. Lunen- 
bury Militia 1777 ; 816 and 731 A., Lunenbury, 1782-1792. 

1. Robert Billups* m. 14 June, 1755, Ann Ransone and pro- 
bably moved with his brothers, Christopher and Joseph, to Lunen- 
burgh. Issue: 1. — Elizabeth Billups% b. 1757; 2. — William Billups^, 
b. 4 Sept., 1763 ; d. 19 Jany., 1817 (q.v.) ; 3. — John Billups^ m. Susan 
(Carleton) Cox, d. 1819, widow of Bartley Cox and dau. of Thos. 

AND Allied Families 179 

Carleton, (q. v.) ; 4. — Robert Billups^, will Oct. 23, 1797 ; pr. 9 April, 
1798, widow, Lucy ; bro. John Billups exr. ; children — ^none of age — 
Robert, Virginia and Maria. Both parents of these children died 
when they were quite young. Their uncle and gdn. removed with 
them to near Lexington, Oglethorpe Co., Ga. 

This dau. Virginia Billups, called also Virginia Beverly Billups, 
m. Walton Harris, son of Walton and Rebecca (Louise) Harris 
(J. H. Coll., pp. 354 and 392). 

Robert and John Billups in Mecklenburg Co. in 1792 — Robert 
had 3 slaves and John had 23. John in 1797, for love and affection, 
makes deed for 2 slaves to his nephew Robert and nieces Virginia 
and Maria. 

2. William Billups'', 1763-1817, son of Robert* and Ann 
(Ransone) Billups, m. 9 Oct., 1787, Mary Richardson, b. 10 Nov., 
1763; d. Nov., 1803, dau. of Col. Richard Richardson, Jr., and his 
wife, Dorcas Nelson. (See Excursus: Richardson). Issue: 

1.— Richard Richardson Billups% b. 28 Nov., 1788 ; m., in 1820, 
in Sumter Dist., S. C, Elizabeth Evalina Humphries, b. 1801, and 
they had 11 children, one being: John A. Billups% b. 25 March, 
1831, m. 26 Dec, 1867, Helen Garrett, of Summerfield, Ala., dau. 
of Greenbury and Mary Garrett — both natives of Tenn; 2. — Ann 
Ransom Billups^, b. 5 May, 1790, m. William Cabell, of Va. ; 3.— 
Letitia Billups% b. 1 May, 1792, m. Gabriel Mathis; 4.— Robert 
Billups\ h. 10 Sept., 1793 ; d. 9 Sept., 1862 ; m., in Warrenton, Ga., 
31 Jany., 1831, Elizabeth Rebecca Beall, b. 9 April, 1808; d. June, 
1898 ; 5.— Dorcas Rebecca Billups^ b. 26 July, 1797 ; m. Alex^ Tate, 
of S. C. ; 6. — John Billups^, b. 19 Jany. (year illegible) , d. after the 
Civil War ; was living in Walton Co., Ga. ; m. Susan Millicent Beall, 
sis. of Elizabeth Rebecca above, and had a son and 3 daus. ; after 
his death family moved to Fla. ; 7. — Mary Richardson Billups^, b. 
13 Sept., 1803 ; d. 20 May, 1874 ; m. 16 Oct., 1823, in Walton Co., 
Ga. (Owen Stroud officiating) Gary Wood, b 10 Feby., 1794; d. 6 
May, 1857. Issue: 

(1) Laura Elizabeth Wood\ b. 2 May, 1829 ; d. 26 Sept., 1899 ; m. 

2 April, 1846, Genl. Robt. Johnson Henderson, b. 12 Nov., 1822 ; d. 

3 Feby., 1891 (See Excursus: Henderson). (2) Paulina Frances 

Wood% b. 20 March, 1831, d ; m. 30 Oct., 1848, Col. John 

Thomas Henderson, b. circa 1826. (For issue, see Henderson). 
(3) Mary Jane Wood", m. (I) Charles Young Stokes, no issue; m. 
(II) Osborn T. Rogers, and died May 9, 1920, 88 years old (b. 
1832 or '33). Issue: 1. — Mrs. Louise Green, of Decatur, Ga. ; 2. — 
Mrs. W. F. Haygood, of Arizona; 3. — Mrs. Sallie Chancellor, of 
Savannah, Ga. ; 4. — Mrs. John B. Davis, of Covington, Ga. ; 5. — 
B. C. Rogers, of Savannah, Ga. ; 6. — Dr. Osborn Rogers, of St. 
Louis, Mo. (Not in order of births). (4) Robert Richardson 
Wood'', m. Jackie Bates and had Robt. Richardson Wood, Jr.^, of 
Atlanta, Ga., of firm of Geo. Muse & Co. ; m. Janie Boyd and has son, 
Robert R. Wood III. (5) Cecelia Billups Wood% d. 27 Dec., 1916, 

180 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

of paralysis; m. William Henry Gaither and had: 1. — Janie 
Gaither«, m. Egbert Heard, of Rome, Ga. ; 2. — William H. Gaither, 
Jr.^ ; and 3. — Hub. Gaither** ; both sons married and have children. 
4. Robert Billups'', 1793-1862, son of William and Mai^y (Richard- 
son) Billups, and his wife, Elizabeth Rebecca Beall, 1808-1898, had 
9 children but reared only three: (1) Robert William Billups', 
served 4 years as Capt. of an Artillery Co. in the C. S. A., d. leaving 
wife and five children in Texas; (2) Vashti Ann Billups^ m. L. G. 
Kennon, of Chapel Hill, Tex., served in C. S. A. She d. in 1887, 
leaving a dau. and a son living in Fort Worth, Texas; (3) Salome 
Susan Billups, m. 30 Nov., 1865, /. A. Patton, of Goliad, Tex., son 
of Dr. John Worth Patton, b. 1808 ; d. 1886, and his wife, Matilda 
Pickens, dau. and only child of David Pickens and his wife, Susan 
Byars, of Tenn., who enlisted in C. S. A., as 2nd Lieut., Co. B, 
Yeager's Battalion, which later formed part of the 1st Tex. Cavalry 
Regt. Issue, 8 children: 1. — Salome Beatrice Patton^; 2. — John 
William Patton^, d. circa 1882, aged 12 years; 3.— Alex^ Beall 
Patton^ ; 4. — Harry Patton^ d. circa 1882, aged 6 years ; 5. — Robert 
Billups Patton«; 6.— Betty Patton^ 7.— Ethel Patton«, d. at 12 
months of age; 8. — Aubrey Patton^ John William' and Harry 
Patton^ died on same day of diphtheria ; EtheP died a few months 
thereafter with measles. 6. Betty Patton^ m. Walter Gunby 
Mitchell, of Atlanta, Ga. 

3. John Billups^ son of Robert* and Ann (Ransone) Billups, 
bought of Richard Marable, in 1792, 823 A. for 500 £ and 184 A. 
for 100 £, in Mecklenburg Co.; in 1791 was Com^ of Revenue for 
Lunenburgh, and mem. of the Vestry of Cumberland parish in 1784. 

3. John Billups'^ and wife Susan (Carleton) Cox had: (1) 
pro. John Billups"^, m. Jane Abbott and had: a. — Joel Abbott 
Billups m. (I) Susan Harris and had Lula Billups, who m. Thos. 
B. Gresham; m. (H) Mrs. Victoria Smith; b. — Henry C. Billups 
m. Emma Conley and had: Julia Billups, m. Dr. Ed'^ Branham; 
c. — Jane Billups, m. Rich^ D. B. Taylor, and had Susie Taylor m. 
Fred B. Lucas; d. — Anna Billups m. Wescom Hudgen and had 3 
children; e. — Thos. C. Billups, d.; f. — C. William Billups, d. ; g. — 
John Billups, d. 

"A fine old gentleman was Col. John Billups, from a few miles 
below Athens, was a typical planter of the old regime, owned large, 
fertile plantation and many negroes. His boys had horses and 
negroes, his daughters all they desired. A man of influence, an 
ardent Whig, at different times in the Legislature, Speaker of the 
House and President of the Senate. Came from Clarke Co., 1836". 
This account of John Billups*' is taken from the "Annals of Athens", 
by Mr. Hull. His parentage is not stated but the writer, without 
investigation, conjectures that he was the son of John^ and Susan 
(Carleton-Cox) Billups. 

(2) Col. Thomas C. Billups^, of Columbus, Miss., who married 
for his last wife, Frances Saunders, niece of Dudley Dunn, and 

AND Allied Families 181 

dau. of Turner and Frances (Dunn) Saunders, aunt of Mrs. W. C. 
Stubbs and her gr. father's favorite sister, and had: (a) Genl. 
Saunders Billups'', named for Col. James E. Saunders, gr. father 
of Mrs. Stubbs, d. recently (1921) in Columbus, Miss., leaving 3 
charming young married daughters. 

2. Christopher Billups*, son of Joseph Billups, Sr.% b ; 

d. 1789, in Lunenburgh Co. In 1773 was security to marriage of 
Mary Billups to William Cowan, in Lunenburgh Co. ; in 1778 Lieut. 
Col. of Lunenburgh Militia; in 1782-1792, 810 A. in Lunenburgh 

Co.; Estate 1789. He m. Ruth , who m. (II), 1790, Col. 

Thos. Scott, his 2nd wife, — no issue, whose 1st wife was Catherine 
Tompkins, b. 1773; d. 1766. 

In 1795, Christopher Pryor (same family as Genl. Roger Pryor) , 
Clerk of Gloucester Co., sent copies of the wills of Joseph Billups, 
Sr., and Robert Billups to Col. Thos. Scott, of Prince Edward Co., 
who m. for his 2nd wife, Ruth, widow of Christopher Billups. 

In 1790 Richard Billups was one of the Committee in Gloucester 
to settle the accounts of Sir John Peyton, Sheriff, deed. In 1782 
(Glo. Co. Ld. Bk. in Richmond, Va.) Thos. Billups 375 A.; Robt. 
Billups 320 A.; Humphrey Billups 100 A.; George Billups 40 A. 
1709 — Thomas Swepson lived in Pettsworth Parish, Gloucester Co. 
1760 — Richard Swepson 1326 A. in Lunenburgh Co. 1787 — Henry 
Carleton 467 A. in Lunenburgh Co. Officers of Militia for Glou- 
cester Co., 1775: John Billups, Sr., Capt. ; Richard Billups, Capt., 
and John Billups, Jr., Lieut. (W. & M. Qly., Vol. 15, p. 124). 


Extracts from "History of Albemarle Co., Va.", by Rev. Edgar Woods, made 
by J, A. Leconte: 

P. 4. — A Grant, 1734, to Edwin Hickman, Joseph Smith, Thos. Graves, and 
Jonathan Clark for 3277 A. on N. side of Rivanna. 

P. 5. — Genl Geo. Rogers Clark 1st saw the light in Albemarle Co. His gr. 
father, Jonathan Clark, of King and Queen, joined with Hickman, Graves and 
Smith in patenting more than 3000 A. on the N. si. of the Rivanna opposite the Free 
Bridge. In the division of this land the upper portion fell to Clark, and there John 
Clark, the son of Jonathan lived and Geo. R. Clark was born. The wife of John 
Clark and mother of George was Ann Rogers, sister of Giles, George and Byrd 
Rogers. The birth of George R. occurred in 1752 and when he was 5 years of age 
the father removed to Caroline. William Clark, associated with Meriwether Lewis 
in his exploring expedition across the Rocky Mountains, was brother of George, but 
was b. in Caroline, 1770. 

P. 55. — After the Revolution — 1786-'7 — many emigranted to Ga. For a time it 
was customary to apply to the County Court for a Certificate of good character. 
Among those so recommended to Ga. were James Marks, one of the magistrates, 
Absolom Fades, William Sandridge, Christopher Clark, Bennett Henderson, William 
and Samuel Sorrow. Soon after Col. John Marks, while Sheriff of the Co., followed 
his brother to Georgia. 

P. 165. — Christopher Clark was a large land owner in Louisa, and obtained 
grants within the present limits of Albemarle, in 1732. He was a Quaker and with 
his son Boiling was overseer of a Friends' Meeting House, which was situated on 
land he had entered near the Sugar Loaf Peak of the Southwest Mountain. He and 
Boiling also took out patents on Totier Creek. Numerous tracts in the Eastern 
part of the Co. were owned by the Clark family. John Clark in 1788 purchased from 

182 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Robt. Nelson of Yorktown more than 2000 A. on Mechunk, which was patented, in 
1783, by Thos. Darsie, and which Clark sold the same year to James Quarles and 
Joseph Brand. As well as can be ascertained Christopher and his wife Penelope 
(Boiling) Clarke had 5 sons and 4 daus.: Edward, Boiling, Micajah, John, 
Christopher (Jr.), Elizabeth, the mife of Joseph Anthony, who entered 2040 A. in 
Biscuit Run Valley and moved to Bedford Co., and a number of whose descendants 
intermarried with the Cabells, Sarah the wife of Chas. Lynch, Rachel, the wife of 
Thos. Moorman, and the wife of Benjamin Johnson. The most of the family re- 
moved to Bedford, now Campbell Co. In 1754 Edward and Boiling were overseers 
of the Friends' South River Meeting House, located on Lynch's Branch of Black- 
water Creek, 3 or 4 miles from Lynchburg. Micajah m. Judith, dau. of Robt. Adams 
and his children are believed to have been Micajah, Robt., Jacob and William. 
Robt. m. Susan, dau. of John Henderson, Sr., and followed his relatives to Bedford. 
His children were: Robt. 1st manufacturer of iron in Ky., James, Govr. of Ky. when 
he d. in 1838, and Bennett, the father and gr. father of the two John Bullock Clarks, 
who were both members of Congress from Mo. and both Generals in the Confederate 
Army. William was Deputy Sheriff for John Marks in 1786 and was empowered by 
the Legislature on account of his Chief's removal to sell lands delinquent for taxes. 
He was also a Magistrate for the Co. and d. in 1800. His sons were: Jacob, James 
and Micajah, and his wid. Elizabeth (Allen) Clark is remembered by many as the 
proprietor of Clarksville, an excellent house of entertainment near Keswick, recently 
the country seat of James B. Pace, of Richmond. James was a Magistrate, m. 
Margaret, dau. of Thos. W. Lewis, of Locust Grove, and in 1836 with most of the 
Lewis family emigrated to Mo. Micajah became a physician and for many years was 
a successful practitioner of Richmond. 

P. 224. — John Harvie was a native of Stirlingshire, Scotland, and at the time 
Albemarle was organized was living at Belmont, near Keswick, a place he bought 
from Mathew Graves. He was the guardian of Mr. Jefferson, and one of the earliest 
efforts of the great statesman's pen was an inquiry addressed to Mr. Harvie respect- 
ing the method of his education. He d. in 1767. His wife was Martha Gaines and 
his children Richard, John, Daniel, who m. Sarah Taliaferro, William, who m. Judith 
Cosby, Martha, the wife of John Marks, Margaret, the wife of John Davenport, 
Elizabeth, the wife of James Marks, Janet, the wife of Reuben Jordan, Mary the 
wife of David Meriwether. Some of these families resided for a time in Amherst, 
but all except John emigrated to Wilkes Co., Ga., in the decade of 1780. 
P. 227. — Susan, dau. of John Henderson, who d. 1786, m. John Clark. Sarah Hender- 
son, gr. dau. of John, dau. of John, Jr., and Frances, dau. of John Moore, m. Micajah 
Clark. P. 238. — Orlando Jones in 1774 bought 400 A. on the waters of Totier from 
Joseph Anthony. P. 239. — In 1762 James Jones bought 800 A. from Joseph Anthony 
at the N. Wt corner of Dudley's Mountain. 

P. 246.— JoAtc Key (d. 1791) had 12 children of whom William Bibb Key m. 
Mourning, dau. of Christopher Clark and went to Elbert Co., Ga. 

P. 258. — Chas. Lynch, a native of Ireland, commenced entering land in Albe- 
marle Co. in 1733 and in the next 17 years had obtained patents for 6500 A. in 
different sections, d. in 1753. His wife was Sarah, dau. of Christopher and Penelope 
Clark. She joined the Friends about the time of their removal to Lynch's Ferry on 
the James. Her children were: Charles, John, Christopher and Sarah, wife of 
Micajah Terrell. Charles was Clerk of South River Meeting. In spite of being a 
Quaker he became a Colonel in the Revolution. Was the originator of Lynch Law, 
which was named for him. (He m. Sarah, dau. of Henry and Anna Chiles Terrell). 

P. 285-'6. — Chas. Moorman came from Isle of Wight, England, and in 1744 was 
living in Louisa, not far from the Green Spring. He was a leading Quaker and at 
that time he and his son Thomas were overseers of the Friends' Meeting House on 
Camp Creek in Louisa. As early as 1786 they were both patentees of land within the 
present bounds of Albemarle. . . . Chas. m. Mary, dau. of Abraham Venable, whose 
home was on Byrd Creek in GoocTiland, and his children were: Thomas, Chas., Robt. 
Achilles, James, Judith, the w4fe of Christopher Anthony. . . . Thos. Moorman m. 
(I) Rachel, dau. of Christopher Clark; m. (II) Elizabeth, dau. of Robt. and Mourn- 
ing Adams. He d. 1787, leaving one son Robt., who d. in 1813, leaving a widow and 
a number of children. 

AND Allied Families 183 

p. 299.— James Quarles in ITTS' bought from John Clark nearly 1300 A. on 

Appendix, PP. 375 et seq. Justices: 1745, Charles Lynch; 1746, John Anthony; 
1790 William Clark; 1816 James Clark. Sheriffs: 1749, Chas. Lynch; 1785, John 
Marks; 1787, Geo. Gilmer; 1801, Thos Wills, Jailor. Attorneys: 1745, John Harvie; 
1798, Thos. Clark; 1800, Wm. Clark. Rep. in the House of Burgesses: 1748, Chas. 
Lynch; 1765, John Harvie; 1799, Geo. Gilmer; 1793, William Clark. Emigrants to 

N. C ; Emigrants to Ga.: James Marks, John Marks, Richd. Harvie; Daniel 

Harvie, John and Margaret (Harvie) Davenport, William and Judith (Cosby) 
Harvie, David and Mary (Harvie) Meriwether, all to Wilkes Co., William B. and 
Mourning (Clark) Key to Elbert Co., Ga. Necrology: . . . 1753 Chas. Lynch; 1774, 
Micajah Clark; 1774 Joel Terrell; 1776 Reuben Terrell; . . . ; 1787, Thos. Moorman. 

(Signed) J. A. Leconte. 

In "The Transactions of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina," No. 5, we 
find: "No. 66. — Pierre Couillandeau, n^ a la Tromblade, fils de Pre Couillandeau et 
de Marie Fougeraut." "No. 65. — Marie Fougeraut, veuve de Moyse Brigaud." "No. 
72. — Isaac DuBosc, fils de Louis DuBosc et d' Anne DuBosc de Dieppe en 
Normandie. ''Suzanne DuBosc sa femme, fille de Pierre Couillandeau et de Susanne 
Couillandeau, native de la Tramblade en Xaintonge." 

The names of Isaac and Suzanne DuBosc, of Pierre Couillandeau, Suzanne 
Couillandeau and Marie Fougeraut, appear in the "Liste des Francois et Suisses 
Refugiez en Caroline qui souhaittent d'etre naturalizes Anglais" prepared in 1695- 
1696. They emigrated from France after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes and 
settled on the Santee River in South Carolina in 1689 in company with other 

The coat of arms belonging to this branch of the DuBose family is not known, 
but it is supposed to be one bearing the motto: "DuBosc mais non pas DuBosc;" in 
English, "From the Woods but not of the Woods." 

It is highly probable that the DuBose and DuBois families are derived from the 
same stirps, and the coat of arms used by Louis DuBois (Louis the Walloon), who 
settled in New York, is described as follows: 

"Arms: Argent, a lion rampant, armed and languid gules. "Crest: Between two 
tree stumps, vert, the lion of the shield. "Motto: Tiens Ta Foy (Keep Thy Faith). 
("Ancestral Records and Portraits," Vol. 2, pages 635-6.) 

"The name DuBois is one of the oldest in France and exists also in Flanders and 
England. Pere Anseline and Dufourney in their great work, 'Maison Royale de 
France,' speak of the family DuBois as 'the Grand Masters of the Forests of 
France.' . . . The prefix de, de la, or dw, is universally admitted in France to be a 
badge of noble extraction. ..." 

Isaac and Suzanne DuBose had: 

1. — John DuBose (q. v.) ; 2. — Stephen DuBose, m. Lydia . . . Their son John b. 
13 June, 1788 (S. C. H. & G. Reg., Vol. 18, p. 128); 3.— Andrew DuBose; 4.— Peter 
DuBose, m. Madeline DuBose, daughter of Isaac DuBose and his wife, Madeline 
Rembert; 5. — Isaac DuBose, Jr., m. Madeline Rembert, daughter of Andre Rembert, 
the emigrant; 6. — Daniel DuBose, m. Anne Rembert, daughter of Pierre and Anne 
Rembert (Trans. His. So. of S. C. No. 14, pp. 21-25-26) ; 7.— Martha 'DuBose. 

John DuBose, whose southwesternmost plantation on Santee is mentioned in 
1734 in an act providing for the erection of Prince Frederick Parish out of the 
parish of Prince George Winy ah ("S. C. H. & G. Mag.", Vol. 18, p. 90; "Old 
Cheraws," pp. 91-2) later removed to Lynch's River in the Darlington District of 
South Carolina in 1756. He was member of a militia company of volunteers of 
which his son, Elias, was captain in 1775. He married .... (name of wife un- 
known) and had: 1. — Martha DuBose, m. John Warren; 2. — Joseph DuBose, m. 
Mary Ann Mell; 3. — Mary DuBose, m. (I) . . . Sparrow; m. (II) . . . Clemmons; 
4. — Rebecca DuBose, m. her counsin, Andrew DuBose, son of Peter DuBose ; 5. — Elias 
DuBose (iq. v.), and 6. — Daniel DuBose (twins), m. 11 Nov., 1776, Mrs. Frances 

184 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Simons (Reg. 15, p. 198); 7. — Isaac DuBose (m. his first cousin, Sarah DuBose, 
dau. of Peter), and 8. — Elizabeth DuBose (no record), twins. 

On page 91 of "Old Cheraws" we find: "About this period (1756?) came a 
family, in numbers and influence, prominently connected with Darlington District 
from an early period. John DuBose was the first of the name who removed to this 
region. He was of Huguenot descent, and came from that settlement on Santee to 
Lynch's Creek. His sons were Isaac, Elias, Daniel and Joseph. These brothers 
lived in the same neighborhood, were men of property before the Revolution, and 
took an active part in that struggle." A foot-note says: "This settlement was on 
the east side of Lynch's Creek, at a point just above the crossing of the Wilmington 
& Manchester Railroad; a neighborhood in which a sanguinary struggle was carried 
on with the Tories, and in which the DuBoses took an active part." 

"Daniel was a captain, and Isaac bore honorable office. Elias, the second son, 
was prominent for character and influence. He was a magistrate of note before and 
after the war. He married Lydia Cassels, of Sumpter, anB reared a large family." 
A foot-note again says: "Jesse, Isaiah and John were sons of Elias." "A sister, 
Rebecca, married her cousin, Andrew DuBose (son of Peter), whose name will 
appear in a prominent connection in the history of the Revolution," and had 
Benjamin, Samuel and Joshua DuBose who lived on Lynche's Creek. "Another sister, 
Margaret, married William Dick." 

Elia^ DuBose^ (spelling is here changed from DuBose) born 19 October, 1737; 
died 16 March, 1789; married 20 January, 1763, Lydia Cassels, of Sumter County, 
S. C. On 22 Jime, 1775, he was appointed by the Provincial Congress as a member 
of the "Committee of Observation" for the Parish of St. David. This committee was 
composed of the most prominent citizens and their duty was to report to the 
Congress developments of interest to the American cause. He was chosen captain 
of a volunteer independent company organized in 1775 in "St. David's Parish" under 
provision of an "Act and Resolve of the Provincial Congress to protect the people of 
this colony whose liberties and rights" were "threatened by the arbitrary hand of 
despotism," and placed at the direction and subject to the order of the Provincial 
Congress and the Council of Safety. (S. C. H. & G. Mag., Vol. 3, pp. 132-3.) He 
served both as a private and as a lieutenant in the Revolutionary Army; was a 
magistrate of note before and after the war. ("Old Cheraws," pp. 91-2, 407, 434; 
"Stub Entries to Indents for Revolutionary Claims — Book O-Q," p. 21, by A. S. 
SaUey, Jr.) Elias DuBose, Lieutenant, Marion's Brigade (Year Book of Charleston 
for 1893 p. 229) ; Elias DuBose (S. C.) Lieutenant in Marion's Brigade in 1781 
(Historical Register of the Officers of the Continental Army, Heitman, Revised 
Edition, 1914, p. 215). He was appointed a justice in the commission of the peace 
for the Cheraws District by the General Assembly, 30th March, 1776 (Journal of the 
General Assembly for March and April, 1776, printed 1906, p. 20). Elias DuBose, 
on 21 March 1785, was named by the joint committee of the House and Senate as one 
of the Justices of Darlington County ("Old Cheraws" p. 434). 

"Bh'a« DuBose, on Lynche's Creek, had many adventures with the Tories. On 
one occasion before the removal of the family to Virginia, he had returned from the 
camp on furlough. The Tories being apprised of his movements approached his 
house in the dead of night and demanded admittance. Well knowing their designs, 
Mr. DuBose presented himself, gun in hand, with a heroic wife by his side also armed, 
and refused them admittance, threatening to shoot the first man who made the at- 
tempt to enter, and adding that he would sell his life as dearly as possible. They 
then threatened to burn them, and made preparations to carry the threat into execu- 
tion. In this desperate emergency, no alternative was left but a compromise; the 
dauntless Whig proposing to surrender on condition that they would not tie or con- 
fine him, but that he should be carried to old Mr. Wilson, a neighboring magistrate 
and friend of the King who resided on the opposite side of the creek, and by whose 
sentence he consented to abide. Supper was then provided for them. Upon arriving 
at Mr. Wilson's, and submitting the case to him, he said such a neighbor should not 
be injured, and told his friend DuBose to go at large; upon which he returned to 
his family the same night." ("Old Cheraws," p. 329). A foot-note here says: 
"Elias DuBose was a lieutenant in General Marion's famous brigade. Many of the 

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most devoted Whigs removed their families with haste to North Carolina and 
Virginia, returning themselves to the conflict." 

Elias and Lydia (Cassels) DuBose had: 1. — EUas DuBose, Jr., born 24 October, 
1763, m. 1st, 6 April, 1786, Martha Law; m. 2nd, 11 December, 1798, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Scott; 2.— Margaret DuBose, born 18 December, 1765, m. 17 June, 1783, William 
Dick; 3. — Daniel DuBose, born 10 January, 1768, m. 1st, 3 October, 1793, Mrs. Jane 
Shackleford; m. 2nd, Mrs. Effie Way; m. 3rd, Mrs. Ann Kirvin; 4. — Benjamin 
DuBose, born 16 March, 1770; died in infancy; 5. — Ezekiel DuBose, born 13 July, 
1772 (q. v.); 6.— Mary DuBose, born 10 June', 1774; m. 13 January, 1791, William 
Law, of Williamsburg, S. C, and had nine children; 7. — Jesse DuBose, father of 
Alfred Bishop Cassels DuBose and grandfather of General Dudley Mclvor DuBose, 
bom 22 April, 1776; m. 16 January, 1800, Miss Rebecca Wilds; 8. — Martha DuBose, 
born 30 March, 1778; m. 12 January, 1797, Thomas Gordon; 9. — Isaiah DuBose, born 
27 November, 1781; m. 6 October, 1808, Gilly Hinton Benton; 10.— John DuBose, 
born 23 June, 1784; m. 29 June, 1809, Dorcas Wilson; 11. — Lydia DuBose, born 3 
June, 1786; m. 9 May, 1809, Samuel Wilson. 

(5) Ezekiel DuBose*, born in Darlington District, South Carolina, 13 July, 
1772; died 25 December, 1819, and buried below Lisbon, Lincoln County, Georgia, 
near Savannah River, below plantation of Dr. Benjamin J. DuBose. He was a 
physician and planter of considerable wealth and prominence. He was one of the 
earliest representatives in the South Carolina Legislature from Darlington County, 
being elected to this office in 1794 and serving continuously to 1799, both inclusive, 
("Old Cheraws," pp. 456, 459). He married (1st) in Sumter County, S. C, 21 
February, 1799, Mary Rembert (born 17 November, 1781; died 26 Januarjs 1817), 
the Rev. I. Smith, officiating minister; married (2nd) 1 July, 1817, Margaret E. 
Glynn, native of Raleigh, N. C, (born 21 February, 1799). He removed to Wilkes 
Co., Ga., where all of his children were born. 

Issue by first marriage: 1. — Mary Rembert DuBose, b. 31 January, 1800; died 31 
December, 1859. (See Anthony, pp. 175-'6) ; 2. — Ezekiel Edwin DuBose, b. 4 January, 
1803; d. . . . ; 3.— Louisa Matilda DuBose, b. 8 August, 1804; d. 25 October, 1821; 
m. Dr. Joseph Wyatt Bibb, 1788-1831, his first wife, son of William and Sally 
(Wyatt) Bibb, of Prince Edward County, Va., and brother to Governors William 
and Thomas Bibb, of Alabama; 4. — Elizabeth Harriet DuBose, b. 9 April, 1806; 
d. . . . ; 5. — James Rembert DuBose, b. 15 November, 1807; d. 21 May, 1867, at 
7:15 A. M.; m. (1st) Martha Pope Hill, b. 29 July, 1810; d. 6 November, 1848; m. 
(2nd) 29 November, 1849, Elizabeth Adams Vance, b. 4 February, 1827; d. 31 July, 
1868. For issue, see Hill record, page 136.; 6. — William Elias DuBose, b. 8 Novem- 
ber, 1809; m. (?) Elizabeth Alston, daughter of William Hinton Alston and his 
wife, Elizabeth Rucker (Alstons and AUstons, p. 237). This author says: Wm. E. 
DuBose, of Enon, Ala. He may not have been William Elias DuBose. 7. — Samuel 
Cassels DuBose, b. 22 August, 1811; d. 25 July, 1812; 8. — Martha Julianna DuBose, 
b. 15 May, 1813; d. 4 September, 1883; m. in fall of 1830, General Robert Toombs, 
b. 2 July, 1810; d. 15 December, 1885, son of Robert (d. 1815) and Catherine (d. 
1848) (Huling) Toombs (q. v.); 9.— Caleb Sidney DuBose, b. 30 November, 1815; 

Issue by Second Marriage: 10. — Anthony Glynn DuBose, b. 26 April, 1818; d. 
19 November, 1819; 11.— Honoria Ariana DuBose, b. 19 September, 1819; d. 19 
October, 1819. 

(8) General Robert and Martha Julianna (DuBose) Toombs had: 1. — Sallie 
Toombs, m. General Dudley Mclvor DuBose; 2. — Louisa Toombs, m. William Felix 
Alexander; 3. — Julian Toombs, son, d. y. 

Gen. Dudley Mclvor DuBose and wife, Sallie Toombs had: 

1. — Robert Toombs DuBose, b. 14 February, 1859; m. Jennie StovaU and had: 
Mattie Wilson and Boiling, and two others, Dudley and Julian, who d. in inf.; 2. — 
Camille DuBose, d. 5 June, 1917, m. Henry CoUey, of Washington, Ga., and had: 
Catherine, Henry, and Sarah Frances; 3. — Louisa Toombs DuBose, m. Dr. George 
T. DuBose, of Sparta, Ga., later of Washington, D. C. ; 4. — Dudley DuBose, d. 5 
February, 1910; m 

Mary Rembert, wife of Dr. Ezekiel DuBose, was, no doubt, the daughter of 

186 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Col. James Bembert, of Rembert Hall (S. C), who was guardian of Ann Giliman, an 
orphan, who married Rev. Isaac Smith (they named a son James Rembert Smith 
after her guardian). Rev. Isaac Smith officiated at the marriage of Ezekiel and 
Mary (Rembert) DuBose. Colonel James Rembert was one of the wealthiest and 
most prominent men of his section, and Bishop Francis Asbury, in the 1790's, was 
regularly entertained at his home when travelling through that portion of South 
Carolina. Bishop Asbury wrote of him (et al) as one among the most distinguished 
and noble of the aristocratic families and the equal in social position to any in the 
land. He was descended from Andre and Anne Rembert, de Pont en Royan en 
Daufine, the Huguenot emigrants to South Carolina, 

Note.— In preparing the DuBose record the author has received valuable as- 
sistance from Mr. Robt. S. Quin, of Atlanta, an intelligent, persistent and resource- 
ful investigator. 


The Exums were in Va. as early as 1640. In the early records the name is 
variously spelled as Exam, Exom, Axom, Exwin, and Exum, — in one place copied as 
Ewen. In Norfolk Co., Va., we find in a court record, 30th Jany., 1646, that, "John 
Nansel came into this country with Richard Exam by indenture for three years". 
(Book B, p. 24). At the State Land Office in Richmond, in Vol. II, p. 244, we find: 
"Sir William Berkeley did grant unto Richard Axum and Thomas Godwin 550 acres 
situated on Rappahannock River, lying on the South side, beginning at a point called 
Troublesome Point running for length South Southeast 320 poles, and for breadth 
273 poles nigh or by the main riverside, unto a marked post standing by the side of a 
brook called Axum's^Brook, and beginning again for length South southwest 320 
poles bounding the said quantity of land, being deeded to the said Axwn and 
Godwin by and for the transportation of 11 persons. To have and to hold, etc. . . . 
May 22, 1650. The headrights were: Edward Fisher, Ann James, John Burdix, 
John Kohnan, Robert Koggen, George Kelman or Kelly, Anthony Hunt, Sosan New- 
man, Sara Thomblin, Thomas Keaton, — one name illegible. 

Another patent: "Sir William Berkeley given and granted Richard, Axum, and 
Thomas Godwin 1000 acres situated on the Rapp. River lying in a bay called 
Brecknock Bay on the south side, beginning at a marked red oak, standing on a 
point of land by the main river and by the side of a great marsh and running by 
length south 320 poles and for breadth 500 poles by or nigh the main river unto a 
marked .... on a point by the main riverside, again south by west 320 poles ad- 
joining on and enclosed by the lands of John Landman, including the said quantity 
of land. The said land being due the said Axum and Godwin for the transpn., etc., 
etc. . . . May 22, 1650". The headrights being as follows: Richard Lowry, Ann 
Pagett, Mary Carpenter, John Giblin, Amos Hamilton, Christopher Knight (?), 
Ann Alderson, Morgan Thomas, Richard Axum,, Richard Harron, Wm. Gotten, Robt. 
Stephens, Thomas Godwin, Sarah Thomlin, Richard Topham, Thomas Harlow, 
Robert Morse, Thos. Morse, Wm. Morse, John Michell". In Essex Co. (Richmond 
and Essex Cos. were formed from Rappahannock Co.) Deed Book No. 3, p. 523, we 
find: "To all Xtian people to whom these presents shall come, I Thos. Godwin send 
Greeting. Whereas Sir Wm. Berkeley, Knt., Govr and Capt. Genl. of Va., with the 
consent of the CounseU of State did give & grant a patent for 1000 acres of land 
Scituate lying & being on the South side of Rappk Rivr unto Richard Exum deed. 
& me the s'd Thos. Godwin Bearing date the 22nd of May, 1650, as by the pattent 
may appear. Now Know Ye that after the s'd Richd Exum deceased his widow in 
behalf of his children the Orphants to whom the s'd Exum did give his s'd part of 
the s'd Land, did with my consent make Choyce of the upper or Westward side of 
the s'd thousand acres of land, & I Chose the lower or Eastward side (it being to be 
equaUy divided between us). I do hereby assign & make over all my Right title & 
Interest of the s'd Lower or Eastward si. of the s'd I'd unto Robert Tomlyn, &c, &c. 
. . . this 28th, 7th, 1668. 

(Signed) Thos. Godwin. 

Wit: Joseph Ivory, James Webb. 

In Essex Co., in a book called "Land Trials", 1711-1716, pp. 44 to 48, inc., is a 


reference to these two patents granted to Richard Exum and Thos. Godwin, on May 
22, 1650. 

It will be noted in the 550 A. patent that mention is made of "Axum's Brook", 
clearly showing the Axoms, or Exums, were settled here prior to the date of these 

In Rappk Records (at State Library) Vo. 1, pp. 146-'7, we find: 'That Thomas 
Exum (Exwin?) and wife Ann, on 1 Jany. 1660, for 6000 lbs. of tobacco, deeded to 
Capt. John Weir, all his right to certain land conveyed 10 Nov., 1666 to Thos. Ewen 
(Exum) and Thos. Wright by John Paine and his wife Margaret, and which they 
had acquired from Francis Hobbs; also fragment of a record, 1653 (?), by Walter 
Bunce, concerning a servant who is to serve William Exum. Wit.: Sayer and Budge 
(page of book uncertain). 

John and Margaret Paine to Thos. Exum (?) and Thomas Wright, 10 Nov., 
1656. (Rappk Rec, Vol. 1, p. 146), Walter Bunce on 24 March, 166S, conveys a 
servant to William Exum. Wit.: Sayer and Budge (Bridger?). Rappk Rec, Vol. 
1, p. 367. Thos. Duke, Jr., in Jany., 1667, gives power to William Exum to receive 
cattle which belonged to my wife Margaret. (lb. Vol. II, p. 186). 

At a Court holden in Isle of Wight Co., 23rd day of 9th Anno. 1693 (Mr. Jere 
Exum one of the Justices) Mr. William Exum was allowed .0300, for one wolfe 
killed in a pitt. (Book 1688-1704, p. 9). This may certify that there is due to Wm. 
Exum 450 Acres of land for importation of Wm. Exum, Jane his wife, Francis his 
son, Francis Sullivant, Abrahm Broloh, Ruth Hickman, Thomas Harloo, John 
Allison, Saml Brown, 9th 1693 (Isle of Wight Co. Book 1, p. 8). 

Will.— In the Name of God, Amen. I WiU Exum of ye Upper Parish of Isle 
of Wight County in ye Colony & Dominion of Virginia being aged and weak but 
of good & perfect mind & memory, laud & praise be Given to Almighty God for it 
doe make publish & declare this to be my last Will & Testament bend desirous to 
settle ye Estate which God in his mercy hath lent me in such sort yt after my decease 
it may be disposed of without suit or Controversy of or in ye law. 

First & principally I commend my soul into ye hands of Almighty God my most 
merciful Creator, etc. 

As touching my worldly estate I give & dispose thereof as foUoweth. 

I give & bequeath unto my dau. Deborah Jones a Mare & filly, a Gold Ring 
formerly her Grandmother's. 

I give & bequeath unto my loving Wife Jane Exum my plantation whereon I 
now live during her Natural life, and after ye decease of my said wife, I give & 
bequeath ye s'd plantation to my son Wm Exum his heirs for Ever. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my son William Exum 200 Acres being part of 
my land at Blackwater to him & his heirs forever. 

I give unto my son ffra. Exum my Plantation at Blackwater whereon he now 
lives, to him & his heirs forever. 

I give & bequeath all my personal estate to my loving wife Jane whom I make 
my full & sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament. In witness whereof I 
have set my hand & seal this 3rd Day of December in the year of our Lord God 
1700. (Signed) William Exum. 


Nathaniel Whitby ) Proved 10th Oct. 1700/1 

Geo. Gurney j Chas. Chapman Clerk. 

(Deed Book 1661-1719, p. 436; W. & M. Q., 7, p. 253) 

Will of William Exum^ (William'^, Thos.i), April 25, 1720; Rd Aug. 22, 1720. 
My son John Exum; my son Wm. Exum; my son Joseph Exum; my son Robert 
Exum. My two daughters Anne and Sarah Exum (unmarried). My beloved wife 
Susan, Executor. 

Wit.: Thos. Atkinson 1 Wm. Exum. 

Francis Exum (a bro.) I 

WiUiam Crocker. ] 

(Great Book, p. 51; W. & M. Q. VII, p. 264. — The Quarterly omits name of son 
John, but it is in the will). 

John Exnm,*, of Isle of Wight Co. (son and heir of Wm. Exum, late of said 

188 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

County, deceased, to Thomas Davis, of same Co., 150 acres, for 20 £, Aug. 18 or 19th, 

Wit.: Wm. AUen ") John Exum. 

Jno. Chapman [ Rd Aug. 21, 1720. 

(Great Book, p. 281 (or 382). 

In Essex Co. "Land Trials", 1711-1716, pp. 44 to 48 is a record of sale 8 May, 
1685, by Jeremiah Exum and Thom,as Exu/m — sons of Richard — of the land they 
inherited, to Mrs. Gouldman. On 24 March, 1676/7 Jeremiah and Thos. Exum were 
witnesses to the will of Thos. Oodwin, the joint patentee, in 1650, with their father, 

I Thomas Exum of the Isle of Wight County for various valuable considerations 
to me in hand Paid before the sealing & delivery of these ... by John Ison of the 
County of Nansemond whereof I acknowledge the receipt etc. do sell to the s'd John 
Ison a parcel of Land in the Parish (?) of Chuckatuck containing 179 Acres by 
Patent bearing date the 6th Day of Feby. 1667. The 29th Day of May 1678. 

Joseph Moody 1 Thomas Exum 

Tho. Godwyn \ Sarah Exum 

J Rec. June 10th, 1678. 

(Isle of Wight Book 1662-1715, p. 378). 

Thos. Exum, Edmund Godwin & John Pellington were witnesses on Dec. 19, 
1688, to a conveyance by Henry Reeves, of Rappahannock, to Thos. Godwin, of 
Chuckatuck, of 450 A. in Isle of Wight Co., on so. si. Chuckatuck river commonly 
known as Beaver Dam near a Wolf's pitt near a swamp known as Indian Bog. 
Recorded 9 Jany., 1688/9 (Book 1688-1704,— page omitted in copy). 

Thos. Exum was a Justice of the Peace in Isle of Wight Co. in 1692. (So. His 
Assn. Pubs., Vol. VI, p. 306). 

Jeremiah Exum was a Justice in Surry County and on the bench at Court held 
9 Jany., 1681-'2, (Mis. Rec. of Surry Co., Vol. 1, p. 862) ; witnessed the will of 
Michael Mackquenney in Isle of Wight Co., 15 April, 1686 (Book 2, p. 254); with 
Robert Lawrence on 23 Oct., 1689, gave in the property of Thos. Cullen to the ap- 
praisers of his estate. (Deed Book 1661-1719, p. 298) ; was Justice in Isle of 
Wight Co. in 1693 and 1694. At a Court holden in Isle of Wight Co. on the 23rd 

day of 9th Anno. 1693. Coll. Arthur Smith, Capt. Hen. A , Mr. Thos. 

Giles, Mr. Henry Baker, Capt. John Goodrich, Mr. Anthony HoUoday, Mr. Jere 
Exum, Mr. Jos. Benn. 

Isle of Wight Co. Dr. lb. Tobacco 

To Wm. Exum one Wolfe killed in a pitt .0300 

To Mr. Thos. Joyner 2 ditto 600 

(Book 1688 to 1704, p. 9). 

"At a Court holden for the Isle of Wight Coimty, the tenth day of December, 
Anno 1694. Present Coll. Arthur Smith, Lt. Coll. Sam Bridger, Mr. Jere Exum, 
Mr. Thos. Giles, Mr. Geo. Moor, Capt. Jno. Goodrich, Capt. J. A. Benn. John 
Williams, Quaker, being convicted by his own confession of assembling and meeting 
with diverse persons in diverse places in this County contrary to the tenour of the 
first Act of Assembly made in 7ber 1663, He is therefore fined, and ordered to pay 
two hundred pounds of tobo. as ye sd law provides, with Costs als Ex". 

(W. & M. Q. XIL p. 259). 
Isle of Wight Deed Book 1 (1688 to 1704), p. 169: 

"Be it known unto all men by these presents that I Elizabeth Booth ye Wife of 
Richard Booth of ye Blackwater doe Constitute empower and ordain my loving 
friend Mr. Jeremiah Exum to be my true Lawfidl Attorney to act for me and in 
my name before ye Court of ye Isle of Wight a Deed of Sale made to Isaac 
Ricks. To be my real attorney this 23rd day of July 1695. 

Witnesses to Richard Booth's deed: Elizabeth Booth." 

Henry Pope 
Joseph Mondofh (?). 

Jeremiah Exum m. Ann, dau. of John Lawrence, whose will dated 2 Jany., 
1696/7, is mentioned in various records but no copy of it is found, (Deed Book 
1704-1715, p. 115), probably son of Robert Lawrence and wife Eliza. 

AND Allied Families 189 

Robert Lawrence, Aug. 7, 1642, 200 Acres on the Easternmost .... of Lawn's 
Creek, &c., adjoining the land of Mr. Harding and Widow Barnett (W. & M. Q. 7, 
p. 294). 

Robert Lawrence Pattent for 200 Acres in the Easternmost side of Lawn's 
Creek in the County of the Isle of Wight being due the s'd Robert Lawrence by a 
former Pattent bearing date the 20th day of August 1642 for the transportation of 
4 persons into this Colony. Given at James City Sept. 12, 1644. 

Richard Kemp. 
Said Pattent made over to Daniel Washburne by Robert Lawrence July 8th, 

Test.; Robt. Sabine ) Robert Lawrence. 

James Pyland \ Reed. Aug. 9th, 1652. 

(Oldest Book— Deeds & Wills, p. 35). 

L. O., Richmond, Virginia. Book No. 1, page 793. 

To all and whomsoever, Now know you that I the said Sir William Berkeley 
Knight doe with the consent of the Coxmcil of State accordingly give and grant iinto 
Robert Lawrance his heires and assigns for ever one hundred acres of Marsh situate 
and being in L Creek in the County of the Isle of Wight Northward by East 

two hundred Sixtie five pole Joyning upon the lands of the said Robert Lawrance 
and Mr. Tooks West North west seaventy pole to the Creek South half a point 
Westerly along the Creek and East South East forty five pole to the lands of the 
said Robert Lawrance the said one hundred Acres of Land being due unto the said 
Lawrance by and for the transportation of two people into this Colony whose names 
are in this record mentioned under this pattent to have and to hold etc. to bee held 
& c. yielding and paying rent unto our said Souveraign Lord the King his heirs 
and Successors for every fifty acres of land having by these presents given and 
granted yearly at the feast of St. Michaell the Archangel the fee rent of one shilling 
to his Majesty's use which payment is to be made seven years after the Date hereof 

and not before. Provide'^ etc. Given etc. this of August 1642. 

James Long 
Margaret Aldridge 

See oldest Book Isle of Wight, Deeds and Wills page 35, this has an exact copy 
of this Land Grant, but shows that Robert Lawrence transferred it (the land) to 
Daniel Washburn July 8th 1652 

Edward Ison (Signed) Robert Lawrance, Eliza his wife 

John Blackwell 

Land Grant Book No. 3, page 22. 

To All &c. Whereas &c.. Now know yee that I the said Richard Kemp, Esq. 
Doe with the consent of the Councill of State accordingly give and grant unto 
Robert Lawrance and Ellis Brown four hundred acres of land situate lying and 
being in the County of Lower Norfolk, and lying on the northward side of the 
Eastward branch of Elizabeth River and beginning at a marked red oake standing 
on poynt on the mayne branch side and running for length North by east three 
hundred and forty poles on the land of John Sidney unto a mked holly tree, stand- 
ing in a poquoson and soe West seventeen hundred and eight poles unto a marked 
post, and soe South South West and three degrees and Westerly one hundred and 
twenty eight poles on the land of Richard Weste unto a marked white oake, and 
soe southerly West one hundred and twenty pole on ye land of Richard Weste unto 
a marked maple tree standing on a poynt on the eastward side of the mouth of a 
gutt, and soe East two hundred and four poles by or nigh the mayne branch side 
unto the first mentioned marked tree including the said quantity of land. The said 
four hundred acres of land being due unto him the said Robert Lawrence and EUis 
Brown as foUoweth, vizt. three hundred acres part thereof by assignment of a pat- 
tent bearing date the 22 th of May 1637 from Thomas Sawyer unto the said Law- 
rance and Brown, and one hundred acres the residue thereof by and for the trans- 
port of two servants into the Colony whose names are in the records mentioned 
under this pattent; To have and to hold; To be held &c.. Yielding and paying unto 
our Sovereign Lord the King his heirs and successors for every fifty acres of land 
herein by these presents given and granted yearly at the feast of St. Michael the 

190 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Arch Angel the fee rent of one Shilling to his Majesties use, which payment is to 
made as followeth vizt. for 300 acres part thereof after ye date of first grant of the 
22th of May 1637, and for 100 acres the residue then seven years after the date of 
this pattent and not before. Dated the 20th of August 1644. 

Be it known unto all men that I Robert Lawrence the younger have souled made 
over & delivered unto George Pearce Smith of the County of Nanzemon all my 
right & interest in 300 Acres of Land contayned in a patent of 600 Acres lying in 
the County of Nanzeman and granted unto me by Sir William Berkeley Knight 
Governor & Capt. General of Virginia the eighth & twentieth day of May in the 
year 1673 by Beaverdam Swamp. Robert Lawrence. 

Witness: Wm. Scott, Jr. (Deed Book 1, p. 30). 

Henry Plumpton. 

Same page. Sold by George Pierce Smith to Hodges Council for a valuable 
consideration of tobacco. Nov. 20, 1674. 

Isle of Wight Deed Book 1704-1715, page 115. 

I, Matthew Whitfield and Priscilla my wife of Nanzemond County for 5000 lbs. 
tobacco paid by John Lawrance of Isle of Wight, Parish of Newport, do sell to him 
John Lawrance a tract or parcel of land situated or being in Isle of Wight County 
in Newport Parish afsd., being part of a Pattent granted to Mr. John Lawrance now 
deceased {Father to ye aforesaid Priscilla) for 531 Acres bearing date ye 5th day 
of June 1678 given by ye afsd. Mr. John Lawrance by his Last Will to his daughter 
Elizabeth, and given by ye aforesaid Elizabeth to her Sister Priscilla afsd. by Will, 
to say all ye land given by my father John Lawrance to his daughter Elizabeth, in 
ye pattent afsd. by his last Will bearing date ye 2nd day of January 1696 and given 
by ye Elizabeth's Last WiU to ye afsd. Priscilla as by ye record of Nanzemond will 

In witness whereof we have set our hand this 9th day of fFeb. in ye year of our 
Lord God 1708. 

Wit.: Richard Exum Matthew Whitfield 

James Hunter Priscilla Whitfield 

Rd m Isle of Wight ye 9th day of Feby. 1708. 

Edenton, Book W, page 58. (North Carolina.) A Convaiance of Land from 
Richard Exum and Robert Larrance unto Colonel Thomas Pollock, Ordered to be 
Registered, January ye 2nd 1704, Chowan Precinct in ye Province of North Carolina. 
Richard Exum and . 

To all Xtian People to whom these presents shall come. 

Robert Larrance Junior of the Isle of Wight County in her Majesty's Colony 
and Dominion of Virginia sends Greetings in our Lord God Everlasting Know ye 
y , we Ricd. Exum and Robert Larrance Junior In pursuance of a Power of Attor- 
ney to us made from Robert Larrance Senior and Jane his wife and from Henry 
Sanders and Richd. Taylor all of ye Colony of Virginia deputing Authorizing and 
Impowering us to sell and convey and make over a Certain Tract of Land and 
plantation sittuate lying and being on ye West side of Chowan River In ye province 
and precinct aforesd. called and known by the name of Black Rock on ye west side 
of Chowan containing three hundred under on ye South side by a tract 

belonging Thos. Pollock which icas formerly Possessed by John Laurance 

to have and to hold ye aforesaid Plantation to ye aforesaid Colonel Thomas 

Pollock his Heires and assigns for Ever with all ye Housing Gardens Orchards 
timber and timber trees thereon Standing Living and Growing with all other ways 
and Easements Profits and Commodities and Heridaments thereunto belonging or 
in any ways appurtaining and will Warrant and Maintain ye same of all and all 
manner of Claim , Intrust of any person or persons whatsoever claiming by from 

or by their order or procurement and ye said sale to warrant. 

In every Article and clause ( ) as is above Exprest we bind us and either 
of us in the Constituents our Heirs etc. in ye penall Sum of One Hundred 

pounds Sterling and also ye same in he precinct Court of Chowan when there- 

unto reasonably required. 

hereof we have hereunto set our hands and fixt our Seals this 22nd day ye fourth 

AND Allied Families 191 

year of ye Reign of our Sovereign Lady Ann Queen of England and Ireland in ye 
year of our Lord 1704. 

in presence of RICHARD EXUM 


Edenton North Carolina Book W, page 57 A Convaice of Land passed from 
Jon Thomas vmto CoUn Thos. Pollock, Order to be Regd January 21 Chowan Pre- 
cinct In ye Province of North Carolina. To all Xtian people to whom these presents 
shall come Jon Thomas of ye County of Nancymound of her Majs Colony and Do- 
minion of Virginia sends Greeting In our Lord God Everlasting, Know ye yt, I Jon 
Thomas having good right and lawful title to a certain part of a Tract of Land 
Situate lying and being on ye west side of Chowan River In ye Precinct afsd. 
taken up and surveyed by John Larrance deceased containing two hundred and 
eight Acres and one third. 

Now, Know ye yt ,1 ye sd. Jon Thomas having good Right and Title of and 
to ye afsd. parceU of land by Right of Mary my now wife daughter of ye afsd. Jon 
Larrance and a valuable consideration to me in hand paid by Coll. Thos. Pollock 
of ye same precinct ye receipt whereof I do by these presents acknowledge and 
therewith fully satisfied Contented and paid; Sell, Alien make over and forever con- 
firm unto ye aforesaid parcell of land lying and being in ye Precinct aforesd. being 
a part of the aforesaid Pattent to have for Coll. Thos. Pollock his heirs and 

assigns for ever and all timber and commodities to ye same belonging or in 

any way Warranting ye same to be free and Clear of all Incumbrances and Mo- 
lestations whatsoever from any person or persons yt shall pretend title thereto and 
ye sd. Sale to warrant and maintain in every article and class as is above Exprest 
as also to acknowledge ye same in ye precinct Court of Chowan when thereunto 
reasonably required. I bind me my heirs Esrs. Adminrs. and Assigns In y Penall 
sum of twelve pound Sterling. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand 
and fixt my Seal this 22nd day of November, In ye fourth year of ye Reign of our 
Sovereign Lady Ann Queen of England, Scotland etc. and in ye year of our Lord 

Sealed and delivered in Presence of, ffrancis Parrott, Nathl Chevin, David 

Jeremiah Exum and wife Ann, of Isle of Wight Co., Va., to Francis Branch, 
conveyed by Thomas Luten, attorney, 138 acres at the mouth of Mattacomack Creek 
bounded on the South East by land of Nicholas Crisp and on the North West by 
land of Nathl Chevin, as may appear by an assignment of Dower from Thomas 
Cullen, of Dover; May 23, 1687. Power of Atty. dated Sept. 22, 1707. Deed dated 
Jany. 6, 1707-'8. Test.: Nathaniel Chevin (N. C. H. & G. R. 1-1-94; Book "W", 

Jeremiah Exum, himself, and his wife were Quakers. Note the affirmation by 
his wife as the Exx. of his will. They are recorded as being witnesses on divers 
occasions to Quaker marriages, and, besides, one of their daughters, Mary, m. 1st 
a Quaker, Jacob Ricks. (So. His. Ass. Pubs., Vol. VI, and Vol VII, — indexed). 

Jeremiah Exum and Ann Lawrence, his wife, had: 1. — Richard Exum, d. unm.; 
2. — Mary Exum, m. (1), 14 Oct., 1699, Jacob Ricks, son of Isaac Ricks and Kathren, 
his wife; m. (II) in 1703, Col. Barnabie McKennie, Sr.; 3. — Ann Exum, m. George 
Green, predeceased her parents, leaving no issue; 4. — Elizabeth Exum, d. unm.; 5. — 
Jane Exum, m. Richard Outland; 6. — Mourning Exum, m. William Scott; 7. — 
Christian Exum, m. George Norsworthy (2nd wife), Lt. Col., Commander-in-Chief 
in Nansemond Co., Va., 1699. (Va. Co. Rec. 2, p. 105) ; 8. — Sarah Exum, m. her 
cousin, Robert Lawrence, Jr. 

(W. & M. Q., Vol. 27, No. 1— July 1918, pp. 57-'8, article by Mrs. Annie Noble 
Sims.) 6 

George Green, Isle of Wight Co. Will pr. Jany. 9, 1707. Wife Anne; bro. 
John; bro-in-law Jeremy Proctor; bro. William Green and bro. John; Father, J ere 
Exum, and bro. Richard Exum. Mentions lands and mills. (W. & M. Q , Vol 
Vn, p. 254.) 

Will Book No. 2, p. 21, Isle of Wight, Virginia. 

192 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, one God, World without end. 

I Jeremiah Exum of ye Isle of Wight county, being in good and perfect mind 
and memory, thanks be Almighty God, and calling to remembrance ye uncertain 
state of this life, do make, ordain and declare this to be my last will and testament, 
in manner and form following, first: being penitent and sorry tor my sins past, 
humbly desiring forgiveness of ye same, I give and commit my soul unto AJmighty 
God, who gave it, and my body to be buried in decent manner according to ye dis- 
cretion of my Excurtx hereafter named, as for my temporal estate and such goods 
and chattels as it hath pleased God to bestow upon me, I do order, give and dispose 
of in manner and form following: 

First: I will that all such debts as I owe to any pson, whatsoever be well and 
truly payd within convenient time after my decease. 

Item: I give to my daughter, Elizabeth, one negro girle called Patty, one 
feather bed, rugg, blankett and sheets. 

Item: I give to my daughter, Mourning, one negro boy, called Harry, one 
feather bed, rugg, blankett and sheets. 

Item: I give to my daughter. Christian, One negro girle, called Doll, one feather 
bed, rugg, blankett and sheets. 

Item: I give to my sd, daughter. Christian, all that of land which I form- 

erly bought James CoUins. 

Item: I give to my granddaughter Catherine Scott, one negro boy called Skipper. 

Item: I give to my couzin, Jane Exum, one cow and calf. 

Item: I give to my loving wife, the plantation whereon I now live during her 
natural life and after her decease to be equally divided between my two daughters, 
Elizabeth and Mourning. I likewise give to my wife, one negro woman, called Bess, 
one negro girle caUed Sarah, one negro boy, called Jo, all ye sd three negroes to be 
at her own proper disposall. I Likewise give all ye rest of my negroes, which I have 
not already disposed of, to my wife, during her natural life, and all other my per- 
sonal estate, but it is my will that after my wife's decease aU those negroes which 
I have given her during her life, may be divided among my daughters, Sarah, Mary, 
Eliza, Jane, Mourning and Christian, it being ye fuU part of my estate which I give 
to my three daughters (viz) Sarah, Mary, and Jane, I having already given them 
their part, and lastly I do nominate, ordain and appoint my loving wife to be my 
whole and sole executrix of this my last WUl and Testament. 

In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and fix my seal this third day of 
September one thousand seven hundred and twelve. 

Signed and sealed in the presence of John Gibbs, Thos. Godwin and Mary Godwin. 
At a court held for Isle of Wight county, the 28th day of March 1720, the last will 
of Jerh Exum was proved by the Exx who made the solemn affirmation and proved 
by the oaths of Thos. Godwin, and John Gibbs, witnesses and ord to be reed. 
Test', H. Lightfoot, C. Cur. A Copy, Teste; A. S. Johnson, Clerk. 

Isle of Wight, Book 3, page 19. 

I, Ann Exum of the Isle of Wight County in Virginia being at present sick 
and weak of Body but of perfect senses and memory Calling to mind the uncertainty 
of this life think fit to make this my last Will and Testament Committing my soul 
to God that gave it and my body to have a Christian burial in the earth at the 
discretion of my Exrs. hereinafter named. And as for the worldly goods and estate 
I give and bestow in manner and form as foUoweth: 

I give unto my daughter Elizabeth my large Walnut table and a chest to wit, 
the big chest the two large pots and two pair of iron pot kettles that stand by it 
and my Great Bible and the red iron pots and all the blue wooden ware and ma- 
terial as pails, tubs and spinning wheel of wood that belongs to the kitchen and 
all my sheep and the Eighth part of Com that may be at that time, and my negro 
boy CaUed Joe I give her the use of him for the space of ten years if she lives so 

I give to my Granddaughter Katharine Godwin a Gold ring. 

I give to my grandson Jeremiah Lawrence the value of 30 shillings to be paid 
out of my estate. 

AND Allied Families 193 

I give to my grandson Exum Scott to the value of 30 shUlings to be paid out 
of my estate. 

I give to my grandson Richard Exum Outland my silver of a small 

Also I give unto my three grandsons before named to wit: Jeremiah Lawrance, 
Exum Scott, Richard Exum Outland my negro boy Joe equally between them after 
ten years service to my daughter Elizabeth or at her death if it is in less time. 

I give to my Granddaughter Ann Murphy a bedtick or bolstertick a rug and a 
pair of shoes. 

And all the remaining part of my Estate within Doors and without doors 
negroes stock and house furniture I give equally to be divided between my five 
Daughters to wit: Mary Mackinnie, Elizabeth Exum, Jane Outland, Mourning Scott 
and Christian Narsworthy and as to the part to my Daughter Sarah deceased her 
children equally and I appoint and ordain my son-in-law William Scott to be my 
only and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament which I own and ratify 
renouncing aU other Will formerly by me made to which I set my hand and fix my 
seal this 3d day of February 1726/7, 

Witnesses: Signed ANN EXUM. 

Edward Sikoo 
James Sanson 

Henry Sanders Jr. Recorded March 27th, 1727. 

Isle of Wight Book, 1704-1715, p. 248. October 16-1713. 

I, Mary Thomas, widow of the Upper Nancemond County for 5100 lbs. tobacco 
grant enfeeneoif, etc. to John Lawrence Senior of the Lower Parish of Isle of Wight 
County a parcel of Land or plantation being in Isle of Wight County upon maine 
Blackwater one hundred Acres being part of a pattent of 530 Acres granted unto 
John Lawrence late of Nancymond County Deceased Pattent bearing date the 5th 
day of June 1678, the said parvel of land by the afsd. John Lawrence Last Will 
bequeathed to his s'aid daughter Mary, and is divided by a line of trees from John 
Lawrence's land. 

Wit.: William Wilkinson, Thomas Mandew (?), Giles Driver, Junior. .j 

Recorded October 26th, 1713. 

N. B. — Priscilla, Elizabeth, John, Jr., Mary Thomas, Ann Exum 

Lawrence, Sanders, Taylor were children of John Lawrence. 

(Will January 2, 1696.) 

Isle of Wight, Virginia, Deed Book 1, p. 340. Book 1688-1704. 
Know all people to whom these presents shall come Barnaby Mackquinny and 
Mary his wife send Greeting in our Lord God Everlasting Know ye that I the said 
Barnaby Mackquinny and Mary my wife of the County of the Isle of Wight for 
divers good causes and Considerations we hereunto moving but more especially 
for and in Consideration of a Certain sum of Tobacco to us in hand paid the 
receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge have give granted bargained sold con- 
veyed and confirmed and by these presents do sell etc. unto Richard Exum of the 
aforesaid County a parcel of land to say my Father Michael Mackquinny's Manor 
plantation beginning at the foot of his Spring Branch touching Henry Gay's line, at 
the Main Swamp, that is to say all the land given me by my Father's last Will and 
Testament, situate lying and being in the Isle of Wight, being part of an escheat 
Pattent granted to my Brother John Mackquinney deceased, bearing date the 20th 
of April 1694. 

Wit.: James Webb, Jno. Council Barnaby Mackinne 

Recorded 9th 30th 1703 to Captain Richard Exum. Mary Mackinne 

"John Macquinney conveyed this land to Barnaby his Brother by an instrument 
of writing bearing date Jan. 13-1694 but before John could make a lawful convey- 
ance of same he dyed. 

But notwithstanding Barnaby Mackquinny had made a conveyance to Richard 
Exume, if the heirs of John Macquinny when they come to age of 21 years shall make 
a lawfuU Conveyance of sd. land to the sd. Richard Exum the above obligation to be 
void, otherwise to remain in full force. 

Barnaby Macquinney. 

194 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

George Norsworthy, Dec. 4, 1724, wife Christian Norsworthy, son George Nors- 
worthy, dau. Elizabeth Norsworthy, one negro boy in lieu of what her grandmother 
Elizabeth Bridger left her in my hands. My dau. Christian Norsworthy, my dau. 
lUian Norsworthy. Exr.: my wife Christian and my Brother-in-law William Scott. 
Geo. Norsworthy Exec. Dec. 4th, 1724. George Norsworthy. 

Witnesses: Tris Norsworthy, Peter Legg, William Denson. (Great Book, p. 173) 
William Denson. (Great Book, p. 173.) 

Christian Norsworthy, Will, Nov. 8th, 1727; Rd Nov. 26, 1727. My son George 
Norsworthy two negroes, my dau. Christian Norsworthy negro woman and house- 
hold furniture. To my dau.-in-law Elizabeth Norsworthy one silver salt cellar. To 
my dau.-in-law Martha Norsworthy one silver plate. To my cousin Christian Out- 
land my old silver tumblers. To my cousin Elizabeth Scott my new silver 
tumblers. To my friend James Turner 8£. The rest of my estate to be divided 
between my son George Norsworthy & my daughter Christian Norsworthy. I 
leave the care of their schooling to my brother-in-law William Scott, in case my 
children die in their minority my estate to be divided between the children of my 
Brother-in-law William Scott & William Ouland (Outland). William Scott is Exr. 
Nov. 8th, 1727. Wit.: Edward Mason, George Lawrence. 

Christian Norsworthy. 

Rec. Nov. 26, 1727. (Will Book 3, p. 50). 

Item 6th of Will of Isaac Ricks, 20th day 7th mo., called Sept., 1721, Rd April 
24, 1724, reads as foUows: "I give to my two gran Children Isaac §• Martha the 
children of my son Jacob Rickes, deceased, each of them one shilling". (Great 
Book, p. 157). 

Capt. Richard Exum on April 10, 1710, rec'd deed from Michael and Rose 
Macquinney to 450 A. that their gr. father Michael Mackquenney lived on. (Book 
1704-1715, p. 148). On June 9th, 1710 rec'd deed from William & Jane Carver to 
230 A., in Isle of Wight, inherited by Jane Carver from her father John Moore. 
(Book 1704-1715, p. 163). He sold the above last named tract to Frances Sea- 
graves. Deed recorded March 26, 1711. (Book 1704-1715, p. 178). On Aug. 4, 
1704, Thos. & Elizabeth Beeves convey to Richard Exum 200 A. along Terrapin 
Branch. (Bk. 1704-1715, p. 19). On March 9, 1707/8 Richard Exum sells this 
last named tract to Richard Lewis, of Isle of Wight. (Bk. 1704-1715, p. 83). 

Great Book, p. 291, I. of W., Va. To All Christian people to whom these 
presents shall come. Sarah Lawrence, Mary Mackinne, Elizabeth Exum, Jane Out- 
land, Mourning Scott, Christian Norsworthy and Catharine Scott being co-heirs to 
Richard Exum, late deceased of Nansemond County, Robert Lawrence and Sarah 
my wife, and Barnaby Mackinne and Mary my wife, Elizabeth Exum, William 
Outland and Jane my wife, and William Scott and Mourning my wife, and 
Catharine Scott send Greeting in our Lord God Everlasting know ye that we ye sd. 
Robert Lawrence and Sarah my wife and Barnaby Mackinne and Mary my wife, 
and Elizabeth Exum, William Outland and Jane my wife, William Scott and Mourning 
my wife and Catharine Scott for divers Good Causes and Considerations , 

but more especially for as much as we have made an Equal Division of our 
Brother's Land Lately deceased before sealing and Delivering of this Resept Where- 
of we do confess and acknowledge that hereby we have given granted bargained 
and do by these presents Make over unto George Narsworthy of ye County of Isle 
of Wight to him and his heirs Executors and Assigns for Ever a certain tract or 
parcell of Land Lying on ye head of Indian Creek in ye Western Branch of 
Nansemond County by estimation 200 Acres more or less being part of an Escheat 
pattent, formerly granted to John Mackinne for 450 Acres bearing date ye 20th of 
April 1694 ye 200 Acres of Land being formerly in ye possession of ye sd. Richard 
Exum and bounded as follows. Beginning on head of Indian Creek on ye line of 
Mr. Jeremiah Exum, touching Henry Gay's line. Deed made September 8th 1719. 

(Signed) Robert Lawrence and Sarah Lawrence, Barnaby Mackinne and 
Mary Mackinne, Elizabeth Exum, William Outland and Jane Outland, Catharine 
Scott, William Scott and Mourning Scott. 

Witnesses: John Dunkley, John Watts. 

Recorded October 25th 1719. Lightfoot, Clerk of Court. 

To all Xtian people to whome these presents shall come. I Elizabeth Exum 

AND Allied Families 195 

of Isle of Wight Co., Va., for & in consideration of the natural love & affection 
which I bear to my well beloved Cousin Jeremiah Lawrence of the County afore- 
said, give him the said Jeremiah Lawrence a negro boy named Mingo. Feby. 4, 1736. 

Wit. Wm. X Gay. Elizabeth Exum. 

Recorded June 27, 1737. (Book 5, p. 117). 

After a careful analysis and consideration of the early Exum records which 
1 have herein given — and they are very nearly all I have been able to obtain — I 
am of the opinion that Thomas Exumi with wife Ann was the first to emigrate to 
America. TTiat he was the brother of Richardi; that Thos. had son William^, who 
had wife Jane; that Richard had two children, viz.: Jeremiahs and Thos.2, who had 
wife Sarah. Jeremiahs, in will, makes a bequest to his cousin Jane Exum — in this 
instance could not have been niece — showing that Williams, husband of Jane, was 
the nephew of Richardi, father of Jeremiahs, and consequently that Richard and 
Thos.i were brothers. Richardi and Williams are named among the headrights, so 
were not natives but immigrants. No record found showing when Thos.i came, but 
we find that Exums had a settlement in Rappahannock when the grants to Richard 
Exum and Thos. Godwin were made May 22, 1650. 


Enoch Grigshy, of Mt. Willing, S. C, and Susan Butler, his wife, besides their 
dau., Mrs. Lodowick Hill, had: 

1. — Col. Rhydon Grigsby; 2. — A dau., who m. Capt. Jonathan Weaver; 3. — A 
dau., who m. Samuel Mays, of Big Saluda; 4. — Another dau. who m. Thomas 
Butler, a brother of Gen. William Butler. 

Sarah Butler, sister of Susan (Butler) Grigsby, and aunt of Gen. William 
Butler, m. Jacob Smith, a man of great wealth (d. in 1805). They left a son, Luke 
Smith, and a dau. Sophia Smith, who m. Capt. James Bonham, whose youngest 
son was Bridgadier Genl. Milledge Bonham, who also became Govr. of S. C. 


James Henderson, in 1672, lived on the north side of Pocomoke river, Somerset 
Co., Md. ("Allied Fams. of Delaware", p. 80, by Edwin Jaquell Sellers). 

Among the "Names of those who fought against the King, at Preston, and were 
banished to Md. — sent over as King's rebels,, Aug. 20, 1716, in the ship "Friendship", 
of Belfast, was that of Robert Henderson". ("Side Lights of Md. His.", Vol. 1, p. 

Benjamin Henderson, Sr., Worcester Co., Md., Will Nov. 18, 1769; Filed May 
22, 1772. In the name of God Amen I Benjamin Henderson Senr. of Worcester 
County in the province of Maryland being sick of body but of sound and perfect 
in Judgment Wit Memory and knowing the uncertainty of this Life I do hereby 
make this my last will and testament. 

first I give my soul into the hands of my ever blessed Savior and redeemer the 
Lord Jesus Christ hopeing in and through his merits resurrection and assention 
pardon from all my sins and 

Secondly I give my body to the earth there to be decently Buried and Entred 
therein and as for my personal estate I dispose of as followeth. 

Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Mary all my land called 
haphazard during her widowhood not to be disturbed, and after her disceice to my 
son Benjamin Henderson him and his heirs forever. 

Item I give to my son Lemuel Henderson my negro man Named Harry after 
my deceice to him and his heirs forever and also my hand mill after my disceice and 
my wifes. 

Item I give to my sone Lemuel four black walnut chairs. 

Item I give to my grandson James Henderson my Chist. 

Item I give to my grandson Lemuel Henderson my gun. 

Item I give to my Daughter Mary Harsey my feather bed that I shall die on 
and furniture with it. 

Item I give to my grandson Thomas Collins one large Chist and also one Ewe 
an Lamb and one young heifer. 

196 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Item I give to my daughters Leah Roday and Betty — one shilling a piece. 

Item I give to my wife Mary all my movable estate not before mentioned and 
after her deceice as she shall see fitt to leave it. I leave constitute and appoint 
my wife and my son Lemuel Henderson to be the whole and sole Excr. of this my 
last will and testament utterly revoking and disannulling all other wills by me made 
Baring date before this as witness my hand and seal this 18th day of November 
Anno Dom. 17CT. his 

Benjamin B. Henderson (Seal) 

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Solomon Webb, John Blades, 
William Franklin. 

Admitted to probate May 22, 1772. True Copy. Test. Edwd P. Davis, Reg. 
of Wills for Worcester County. 

Isaac Purnell Henderson, b. 11 March, 1789, at Snow Hill, Md.; d. 7 Dec, 
1864 — was the first of the family in Ga. He was tlie son of Lemuel Henderson, of 
Somerset Co., Md., d. circa 1825 — whose mother's christian name, it is said, was 
Edith. Tradition says Lemuel Henderson was a nephew of Peter Henderson, m. 
Susan Anne Henderson and had: 

1. — Isaac Purnell Henderson (above) (q. v.); 2. — Milby Henderson; 3. — Hamby 
Henderson; 4. — Sarah Henderson. 


2S Jany., 1801; filed 12 Fehy., 1801. 

In the name of God Amen. I Purnell Henderson of Worcester Co., State of 
Md., being in a low state of health and knowing uncertainty of death do pronounce 
this my last Will and Testament. 

Item. I do give and bequeath unto my son Isaac Henderson two young Steares. 

Item. I do give and bequeath unto my daughter Nancy Henderson one black 
cow two chect one pine table and all her mother's clothes and one wheel. 

Item. I do give and bequeath unto my son John Henderson one bed and furni- 
ture and the low bedstead. 

Item. I do give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Henderson two beds and 
furniture large one and small one and two pine bedsteads one pot and pot hooks and 
Dutch oven and Hooks and lids and the rest of my property to be equally divided 
my four children Isaac Henderson, Nancy Henderson, John Henderson and Thomas 
Henderson that is after my lawful debts is paid. 

I also do leave my trusty friend Ananias German my executor and to do the best 
he can in seaing that my children is taken care of. 

As witness my hand and seal this 22" day of January Eighteen hundred and 
one. 1801. (Signed) Purnell Henderson (Seal). 

Witness: Isaac Richards, Neheiniah Truitt, Levin Dereckson. 

True Copy— Test.: Edwd. P. Davis, Reg. of Wills, Worcester Co. 

An Isaac Purnell A. intest. in 1798, leaving as nearest of kin John P. Marshall 
and John Purnell, Snow Hill, Somerset Co., Md. 

In a D. A. R. Mag. we find this: "Query — 7714 (B) Henderson. John Milba 
Henderson was wrecked off the Va. capes before the Revolution. He died in Dalton, 
Ga., leaving sons John Milba Henderson Jr. and Hampton Henderson, who m. Mary 
Graham. Hampton resided in Gibson County, Tenn. and in 1846 moved to Helena, 
Ark. Wanted genealogy of John Milba, Sr., name of wife and his record of Revo- 
lutionary service". Signed — M. A. L. 

Mrs. Mary (Henderson) Carr, b. 1829, dau. of Isaac Purnell and Ruth (Shep- 
herd Johnson) Henderson, and who d. only a few years ago, said: "My father had two 
brothers, Milby and Hamby, and we are nearly related to the prominent Senator 
(now dead) from Arkansas". 

Isaac Purnell Henderson, 1789-1864, said he was often told of his grandmother 
putting ear to ground to hear the guns of the Revolution. His mother had a sister, 
or an aunt, named Argante, hence the name Ary in the Henderson family in Ga.; 
and the name Isaac Purnell was for some of his mother's kin. He represented New- 
ton, Co., Ga., in the legislature in 1837. He m. (1), 2 April, 1814, Sarah Bridges, 
dau. of Solomon Bridges, in Oglethorpe Co., Ga., d. 13 May, 1821; m. (II), 9 Dec, 

AND Allied Families 197 

1821 Ruth (Shepherd) Johnson, widow of Walton (?) Johnson and dau. of Provi- 
dence Prosperity Shepherd and his wife, Ann Walker. (See Excursus Shepherd). 
Issue by 1st mar.: 1. Lemuel Henderson, b. 26 March, 1815; m., 5 March, 1844, in 
Alabama, Caroline Buchanan; 2. Susan Ann Henderson, b. 8 May, 1817; m., 8 Dec, 
1832, John Harris, of Newton, Co., Ga.; 3. Arrah Henderson, b. 19 June, 1819; m. 
.... March, 1834, Fortune N. Chisholm, in Newton Co.; 4. Sarah Ann Henderson, 
b. 10 April, 1821; d. 15 Aug., 1843; m., 17 Oct., 1834, A. B. Higgs. 

Issue by 2nd mar.: 5. Robert Johnson Henderson, b. 12 Nov., 1822; d. 3 Feby,, 
1891; m. 2 April, 1846, Laura Elizabeth Wood, b. 2 May, 1829; d. 26 Sept., 1899. 
(q. v.); 6. Frances Caroline Henderson, b. 16 Jany., 1825; m. 18 Oct., 1840, Rufus 

M. Tarver; 7. John Thomas Henderson, b. 18 Dec, 1826; d ; m. 3 Oct., 1848, 

Paulina Frances Wood, b. 20 March, 1831, d (q. v.)'; 8. Mary Elizabeth Hen- 
derson, b. 23 Feby., 1829; d ; m. 22 Feby., 1849, Benjamin F. Carr; 9. Martha 

Walker Henderson, b. 12 Jany., 1833; d ; m. 11 July, 1850, Augustus H. Lee, 

of Covington, Ga. 

5. Robert Johnson Henderson, 1822-1891, represented Newton Co. in the State 
legislature in 1859 and '60; organized and was made Colonel of the 42nd Ga. Regt., 
C. S. A.; wounded at battle of Resacca; made Brigadier General and surrendered 
with his command after last battle of war in N. C. 

Oenl. Robt. Johnson and Laura Elizabeth (Wood) Henderson had: (1) Cary 
Wood Henderson, b. 20 Feby., 1847; d. 12 Dec, 1880; m. 3 Oct., 1871, Mary Semmes 
Clayton, dau. of Judge W. W. Clayton of Atlanta, Ga., and his wife, Caroline 
Semmes, and gr. dau. of Hon. Augustus Clayton and his wife, Julia Carnes. He 
served as Sergeant in Battalion of Ga. Cadets in C. S. War, was active and promi- 
nent in military circles after the war, and was Captain for some years of the 
Atlanta Cadets; (2) Mary Ruth Henderson, b. 12 Jany., 1849; d. 21 May, 1918; m. 
28 Sept., 1871 Lodowick Johnson Hill, b. 16 Jany., 1846, son of Col. Lodowick Meri- 
wether Hill and his first wife, Nancy Hill Johnson. (See Hill Record, p. 133); 
(3) John Francis Henderson, b. 25 April, 1850; d. 19 April, 1917; m. 22 Oct., 1872, 
Julia Usher, d. 9 June, 1917, aged 68 years. Issue: Florrie, m. A. S. Burney, of 
Rome, Ga.; Fannie, m. Hugh Wright, of Covington, Ga. ; and Clifford Henderson, 
Asst. Cashier of the Lowry National Bank; (4) Isaac Purnell Henderson II, b. 5 
Dec, 1851; d. 30 Nov., 1881; m. 25 Sept., 1877, Mary Harrison Dyer. Issue: 1.— 
Isaac Purnell Henderson, of Washington, D. C, m. Edna Whitaker — divorced; no 
issue; (5) Claudia Lawson Henderson, b. 15 Aug., 1853; m. 2 Nov., 1877, Edward 
Young Hill, b. 8 Sept., 1852, brother of Lodowick Johnson Hill (above). (See Hill 
Record, p. 136); (6) Robert Johnson Henderson, Jr., b. 14 Sept., 1856; d. 25 Nov., 
1857; (7) Charles Young Henderson, b. 3 May, 1858; m. (I), 19 Dec, 1883, Clara 
Carr; m. (II), Annie L. Mattox, of Cuthbert, Ga. No issue; (8) Robert Clifford 
Henderson, b. 6 Aug., 1860; d. 24 Feby., 1882, unm.; (9) William Henry Henderson, 
of N. O., La., b. 12 April, 1866; m. (I), 18 Dec, 1886, Martha Whitaker, of Hogans- 
ville, Ga., d. 5 July, 1915, divorced, and had one son: Robert Johnson Henderson 
III, of Atlanta, Ga., m. Mrs. Mittie Johnson, widow with 2 children; m. (II), 17 
March, 1912, Emma Hill McAlister. No issue. 

7. John Thomas Henderson and wife, Paulina Frances Wood, had: (1) Laura 
GenQvive, called "Laulie", Henderson, deed.; m. Daniel Hightower, deed., and had 
dau., Louise Hightower, who m Boyd, of Wilkes Co., Ga., and two other chil- 
dren; (2) Cecilia Billups Henderson, m. Paul Sledge, of Augusta, Ga., d. 20 Aug., 
1919, in his 73rd year. He was for many years the head official, at Augusta, of the 
old South Carolina railroad, the Clyde Steamship Co. Issue, dau. and six sons, 
among them: 1. — Pauline, who m. Steiner Dunbar, of Augusta; 2. — Paul Sledge, Jr., 

and 3. — John Sledge; (8) William Billups Henderson, m , and has several 

children; (4) John Thomas Henderson, Jr., d. in early manhood, unm. 


Samuel Jordan^ was among those who came in the Sea Venture with Governor 
Gates in 1608-9 ("Facts and Figures vs. Myths and Misrepresentations", pp. 5, 9, 10, 
by Mildred Lewis Rutherford); in 1619 patented land and founded a plantation 
called Jordan's Jorney, in the present Prince George Co.; was Burgess for Charles 
City at the session of 30 July, 1619 (Col. Va. Reg., p. 52) ; fortified his house. Beg- 

198 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

gar's Bush, during the Indian Massacre of March, 1622, "and lived in despight of 
the enemy", but d. in March, 1623. Is said to have had by his 1st wife: Thomas^, 
Samuel^, and Roberts, aU b, in Eng., and each of whom came to Va. 

He m. (II) Cicely . . . ., who survived him and m. (II), Capt. William Farrar. 

Thomas Jordan^, b. in 1600, named in census of 1623 as a soldier under Sir 
George Yeardley; m. Lucy Corker, dau. of Capt. John Corker, of Surry, who repre- 
sented Pashehay, Va., in assembly 1632. He was Burgess at sessions 16 Oct., 1629, 
21 Feby., 1631-'2, and 4 Sept., 1632. (Col. Va. Reg., pp. 54, 56, 6T; W. & M. Qly. 
27, p. 122; Cradle of Republic, p. 255), Issue, probably others: 

Thomas Jordan^—ihe. Militant Quaker— b. 1634; d. 8 Oct., 1699;Burgess from 
Nansemond, 1696-'7 (Col. Va. Reg., p. 91); m. in 1659, Margaret Brasseuer, b. 7 
July, 1642; d. 7 Oct. 1708; dau. of Robert. Brasseuer, bro. of John Brasseuer (Hugue- 
not family). He lived at Chuckatuck, in Nansemond, became a Quaker in 1660 
and from 1664 onward was several times arrested, imprisoned and fined. (W. & 
M. Qly. 27, p. 122; So. His. Assn. Pubs., Vol. 7, p. 211). Their sons were: 1. 
Thomas4, b. 6 Jany., 1660; m. 6 Oct., 1679, Elizabeth Burgh, dau. of Col. Wm. 
Burgh; 2. John*, b. 17 Jany., 1663; m. 9 Dec, 1688, Margaret Burgh, dau. of CoL 
Wm. Burgh; 8. James*, b. 23 Nov., 1666; m. 29 March, 1688, Elizabeth Ratliff, d. 
last of June, 1695, dau. of Richard RatlifF, of Isle of Wight; m. (II), July 14, 1701, 
Jane Roseter, of Elizabeth River. (So. His. Assn. Pubs., Vol. 6, pp. 227-'8-'9 and 
312); 4. Robert*, b. 11 July, 1688; d. 1728; m. (I), 7 Dec, 1687, Christian Outland, 
d. 26 June, 1689, dau. of Thomas Taberer, of I. of Wight, and relict of William 
Outland, whom she m. 15 Sept., 1678; m. (II), 7 July, 1690, Mary, dau. of Edmund 
Belson, of Nansemond Co., by whom he had, besides others: Mary, b. 24 Dec, 
1699, m. Thomas Pleasants, of Henrico Co. Her will, undated, proved in Grooch- 
land Co., 17 July, 1797; 5. Benjamin*, b. 18 July, 1674; 6. Mathew*, b. 1 Nov., 1676; 
m. (I), 6 July, 1699, Dorrity Bufkin, widow woman — both of Nansemond; m. (II), 
17 March, 1702, Susanna Bresey, widow of William Bresey, of whose estate an in- 
ventory was made in 1701 — he was very wealthy; 7. Samuel*, b. 16 Feby., 1679; d. 
bet. 1 Dec, 1760, and 26 Feby., 1761. (q. v.) ; 8. Joshua*, b. 30 June, 1681; 9, Richard 
Jordon*, son of Thos., of Chuckatuck, m. 22 June, 1706, Rebecca Ratcliff, dau. of 
Richd and Elizabeth Ratcliff (So. H. A. P's, Vol. 6, p. 412). 

7. Sam,uel Jordan^, son of Thos.s and Margaret (Brassueur) Jordan, 1679-1761, 
m. 10 Dec, 1703, Elizabeth Fleming, dau. of Col. John Fleming and his wife, Mary 
Boiling (W. & M. Qly., Vol. 27, p. 44). Their sons were 1. Samuel Jordan^, of Union 
HiU, b. 1714; d. 2 July, 1789; m. (I), Ruth Meredith; m. (II), Judith Scott Ware 
(mar. bond Goochland Co., Va., 18 Feby., 1744) ; 2. William Jordans, m. Mary 
. . . .; 8. Rev. Mathew Jordan^ (pro. b. c. 1718) ; m. Julia Scott, "dau. of the widow 
Scott". He was Justice of the Court of Albemarle, 1748; d. in 1769. ("Cabells 
and their Kin", p. 49). Issue: (1) Mildred Jordane, m. (I) Charles Irving (of the 
firm of Irving, Gault & Co., Richmond, Va.) ; m. (II), . . Rose; (2) Sarah Jordan^, 
m. Charles Rose; (3) William Jordane, d. early; (4) John Jordane, entered Rev'y 
War at 17; never married; (5) Benjamin Jordan^, connected with Irving, Gault & 

Co., large mercantile Co., of Richmond, Va.; (6) Fleming Jordan^, m Moore, 

dau. of John Moore and Martha Harvie, his wife; gr. dau. of Col. John Harvie and 
his wife, Martha Gaines, and niece of Jeannette Harvie, who m. Reuben Jordan; 
(7) Mathew Jordane ; (8) Judith JordanS; (9) Elizabeth Jordane ; (10) Reuben 
Jordan^, d. 1816, m. Jeannette Harvie, dau. of Col. John Harvie, Sr., and Martha 
Oaines, his wife: Issue, 4 sons and 3 daus.: 1. Reuben Jordan, Jr.7, m. (I) Nancy 
Johnson, dau. of Col. Nicholas Johnson; m. (II), Martha Williamson; 2. Fleming 
Jordan^, m. Ann Meriwether; 3. Mortimer Jordan^, m. (I) Lucy Gray; m. (II), 
Amy Walton; 4. Charles Scott Jordan^, m. (I) Rebekah Johnson, dau. of Col. 
Nicholas Johnson; m. (II), . . . Reid; 5. Martha Jordan^, m. Dr. . . . Bradley; 

6. Margaret Jordan^, m , (planter) ; 7. Elizabeth Jordan^, m. (I) James 

Jackson Gilmer; m. (II), Dr. George Meriwether; 8. Anne Jordan^ (?). 

5. Benjamin Jordan^ (son of Mathews), m. Elizabeth and, among others, 

had: (1) Josiah Jordan^, d. 1821; m. Judie (Judith) Hill, d. 20 June, 1794, dau. of 
Abraham^ and Christian (Walton) Hill. (See Hills, p. 67). 

6. Fleming Jordan^, son of Rev. Mathews and Julia (Scott) Jordan (or should 
this be son of Samuel, 1679-1760-61, and Elizabeth (Fleming) Jordan?), m 

AND Allied Families 199 

Moore, dau. of John Moore and Martha Harvie, his wife, niece of Jeannette Harvie, 
who m. Reuben Jordan. Issue: 1. Dr. John Jordan^, b. 24 April, 1798; d. Sept. 80, 
1855; m. 26 Oct., 1824, Sarah Christian Walton (Mrs. Barnett has it Wootten) 
Hill, b. 6 Dec, 1807 ; d. 28 June, 1842, dau. of Wylie Hill and Martha Pope, his wife. 
(For issue, see Hills, p. 186) ; 2. Dr. Fleming Jordan, Jr.^ (q. v.) ; 3. Dr. William 
Moore Jordan^, b. 11 Feby., 1809; d. 29 May, 1873; m. 10 April, 1838, Amelia 
Thomas Hill, dau. of Wylie and Martha (Patsy) Pope Hill (see Hills, p. 140) ; 
4. Mathew Jordan^, merchant in Maysville, 1852; of Madison Co., Ala., in 1854. 
(q. V.) ; 6. Benjamin Jordan^, d. first of all; 6. Edwin James Harvie Jordan^ (q. v.) ; 
7. Reuben Gaines Jordan^, the 3rd to die in young manhood; 8. Martha Harvie 
JordanT (q. v.); 9. Mary Jane Jordan^, b. 27 May, 1798; d. 16 March, 1886 (q. v.); 
10. Lucy Jordan^ — the 2nd to die while young. 

2. Dr. Fleming Jordan, Jr.7 (Fleming^, Mathews, Samuel*), d. 24 Dec, 1882; 
m. Lucy Jane . . . ., living in Madison Co., Ala., in 1854. Issue: (1) Mary Lewis 
Jordans b. circa 1834; (2) Charles Edward Jordans, b. circa 1836; (3) Fleming 
Jordan Ills, b. circa 1838; (4) Martha Ann Jordans, b. circa 1840; (6) Sarah 
JordanS, b. circa 1842; (6) Lucy S. JordanS, b. circa 1844; (7) William Jordans, b. 
circa 1846 (pro. Little "Will" of Huntsville, Ala.) ; (8) Mezzie JordanS, b. circa 
1848; (9) Reuben Jordans, b. circa 1850; (10) John S. Jordans, b. circa 1852; 
(11) Ellen King Jordans, b. circa 

4. Mathew Jordan'^ (Flemings, Mathews), m Issue: (1) Dr. William 

Fleming Jordan^, b. circa 1835; (2) James E. Jordan, b. circa 1837; (3) Martha C. 
Jordan, b. circa 1839; (4) Louisa Jordan, b. circa 1849 (?). Living in Madison Co., 
Ala., in 1854. 

6. Edwin James Harvie Jordan"^ (Fleming^), m. Elizabeth D. Scale. Issue: 
(1) Martha E. Jordans, b. circa 1842; (2) Charles S. Jordans, b. circa 1845; (3) 
Margaret Jordans, b. circa 1847, d. 1856; (4) Benajah Jordan^, b. circa 1849; 
(5) Mary Jane*, b. circa 1852. Living in Loundes Co. and Columbus, Miss., in 1854. 

8. Martha Harvie Jordan^ (Flemings), m. (I) James McCartney, d. 1829. 
Issue: (1) James B. McCartneys, d. 1844; (2) Fleming J. McCartneys, b. Aug., 
1829; d. 12 June, 1853 (Dr. Fleming Jordan appointed 3 Feby., 1834, Guardian of 
Fleming J. McCartney); m. (II), in 1833, George I. Weaver, d. 1840. Issue, one 
child, d. 1836; m. (Ill), in 1842, Mathew H. Bone. 

9. Mary Jane Jordan'^ (Flemings), m. James Walker, b. 13 May, 1799; d. 4 Nov., 
1869, son of William and Genette Walker. Issue: (1) Martha Jane Walkers- (2) 
Lucy M. Walkers, m. John Higginson; (3) William. Fleming Walker^, m. 7 July, 
1853, Sarah Ann Eliza Render Hill (see Hills, p. 104) ; (4) Mary Eliza Walkers, m. 
Willis Burnett; (5) Margaret R. Walkers ; (6) Narcissa L, Walkers, and (7) 
Sarah J. Walkers (twins), m. G. L. Bryan; (8) Louisa Ann Walkers, m. Dr. H. P. 
Bone. The above family were living in Aberdeen, Monroe Co., and Okalona, Chicka- 
saw Co., Miss., in 1854. 

"Capt. Samuel Jordan^ in 1619 patented at Jordan's Point, on James River, 450 
A. bounded by Capt. Woodleif's land. At time of Massacre in 1622, Capt. Jordan 
gathered together his neighbors at "Beggar's Bush", "where he fortified and lived in 
despite of the enemy", called "Jordan's Jorney, or Beggar's Bush". He died next 
year — 1623, and his widow, Cecilly, was courted by Capt. WiUiam Farrar, after the 
minister Rev. Greville Pooley had received, as he alleged, a promise of marriage. 
The affair brought before Council who issued proclamation prohibiting women in 
future from contracting themselves in marriage to two several men at the same time". 
("Cradle of the Republic", p. 214). In the 1st General Assembly the plantations of 
Bermuda Hundred, Sherly Hundred and Charles City were represented by Samuel 
Sharpe and Samuel Jordan ("Cradle of the Republic", p. 215; Col. Va. Reg., p. 62). 

George Jordan^, son of Samuel^ and his first wife, was Attorney General of Va. 
in 1670; Burgess from James City 1644, '47, for Surry 1658-'9, 1674-'5-'6 (Col. Va. 
Reg., pp. 68, 66, 74, 80) ; m. Alice Myles, d. 1650, dau. of John Myles, Gent, of 
Brounstone, near Hereford, Eng. (W. & M. Q. IV, 196, and V, p. 6; Col. Va. Reg., 

p. 26). 

On "4 Mile Tree plantation", south side James River, where a tree marked 
Western boundarie of James City as Defined by Gov. Argall, in graveyard near the 
house is the tombstone of Alice Jordan, daughter of John Miles, of Brauton Here- 

200 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

fordshire, and wife of Col. George Jordan, Atty. Genl. of Va. in 1670. She d. Jany. 
7, 1650-1. There is only one older tombstone in Va. — that of Col. Wm. Perry at 
Westover, d. 1637, the inscription on which is entirely worn away". ("Cradle of the 
Republic", p. 207). 

Soumuel Jordan^, of Union Hill, son of Samuel^ and Elizabeth (Fleming) Jordan 
was Justice of the Court of Albemarle Co., Va., 1746-47. Col. James Jordan^ 
settled in the Seven Islands on the south side of the James River in the present Co. 
of Buckingham, where he owned a considerable body of land. He also owned 5250 A. 
on Jordan Creek in Halifax Co., and 4699 A. in Albemarle. He was J. of the P. 
for Albemarle Co. 1746-'65; a Capt. in 1753; Sheriff in 1753-'55; presiding Justice of 
the Peace in the new Co. of Buckingham, 1761; was Burgess from Buckingham Co., 
1766-'6-'7-'8-'9 (Col. Va. Reg., pp. 171, 174, 176), and although an old man at the 
beginning of the Revn., he served as Colonel of the Militia and as member of the 
Co. Committee after June, 1776; was State Commissioner of the State foundry for 
casting Cannon in Buckingham. In "Bristol Parish", by Slaughter, it is said: "The 
law required that the most able and discreet persons in the Parish should be chosen 
for Vestrymen, and we find that the burgesses and magistrates, and men prominent 
in social and civil affairs were Vestrymen during the whole Colonial period. 

"In 1776 we can scarcely err in the presumption that the representatives of the 
Church and of the State, during the interval indicated above, were the same. The 
rpresentative names at that time were: Wood, Jordan, Poythress, Wynne, Hatcher, 
Cocke, Hamlin, Eppes, Boiling, Bland, Jones, Randolph, Kennon, Batt, Bath, Gilliam, 
Walker and Mumford". (By Mrs. R. H. Carter, State Historian, Birmingham, Ala., 
in Birmingham News, Oct. 20, 1906; and So. Col. Dames of Ga. No. 362 (Mrs. James 
Silas Wright). 

"The Jordans removed from Amherst Co., Va., about 1784, and settled on the 
Broad River in Wilkes Co., Ga. 

Genl. Mathews had served in Ga. during the War. He made preparations soon 
after for removing to a tract of land then and yet known as the Goosepond, a dis- 
puted title to which he had purchased for a very small consideration. He was weU 
known in Augusta and Albemarle Cos., in Va. Influenced by his judgment, Francis 
Meriwether, Benjamin Taliaferro, and one or two others visited Georgia in 1784. 
They went to the neighborhood of the Goosepond, were pleased with the land and 
purchased. They and many of their friends and relations — the Harvies, Meriwethers, 
Taliaferros, Gilmers, Mathewses, Barnetts, Crawfords, Johnsons, Jordans, McGehees, 
Markses, Freemans, &c., &c., removed to Ga. with their families immediately after- 
wards. They formed a society of the greatest intimacy — mutual wants making the 
surest foundation for the interchange of mutual kindness". ("Georgians", by Gov. 
Geo. R. Gilmer). 


"John Harvie, b. at Garywomack, Scotland, in the Shire of Sterling, North 
Britain, removed from Scotland to Va. — settled in Albemarle Co. about 40 years be- 
fore the Rev'y War; wife's maiden name was Gaines — her husband being dead she 
accompanied her children to Broad River, Ga., and d. in her 80th year. Had 9 
children — 4 sons and 5 daus. The 9 weighed about 2700 lbs. — the 4 brothers a little 
less than 1200 and the 5 sisters somewhat more than 1500. Daniel Harvey reached 
near 400 and exceeded other men as much in strength as in size; m. Sallie, sister of 
Benjamin Taliaferro; she was left a widow with 5 children — 4 daus. and a son. 

Genette Harvie (dau. of John) m. Reuben Jordan, one of the descendants of the 
Indian Princess Pocahontas. She was the largest of the Harvie sisters. Reuben 
Jordan m. (I) an old maid, who soon d., leaving one child. 

Reuben and Genette (Harvie) Jordan's eldest dau., Martha, m. at 16, Dr. 
James Bradley, twice her age. 

Reuben Jordan, their eldest son, m. (I) Nancy, eldest dau. of Col. Nicholas 
Johnson; m. (II) dau. of Col. Williamson and niece of Mrs. Gen. John Clarke. 

Fleming Jordan, their 2nd son, m. Anna, eldest dau. of Thos. Meriwether. 
Margaret Jordan, their 2nd dau., was a cripple, but m. a husband below her in 
fortune and quality (his name not given), but they loved each other and they became 
rich; Betsy Jordan, 3rd dau., m. Dr. Geo. Meriwether; Mortimer Jordan, 3rd son. 

AND Allied Families 201 

m. dau- of Hezekiah Gray and niece of Gen. John Scott; Charles Jordan, 4th son, 
m. Rebekah, dau. of Col. Nicholas Johnson. Elizabeth Harvie (John), another of 
the nine, was very large — considerably over 300 lbs. — m. James Marks. He was a 
little, low man. weighed about 1201bs". (Gilmer's Georgians", pp. 139 and 149). 
See p. 182. 


"In 1643, William Parr, bro. to Thos. Lord Parr, and uncle to the Queen, was 
created Baron Parr, of Horton in the Co. of Northampton, by King Henry VIII. 
His dau. and co-heiress, Magdalen, m. Sir Ralph Lane, being gr. gr. mother to 
William Fielding, the 1st Earl of Denbebight". ("Extinct Peerages of Eng., p. 226, 
by Bolton). 

"Sir Ralph Lane, founder of that 1st short-lived colony on Roanoke Isalnd in 
1585; Govr of Va., Col. under Drake; d. in Ireland". 

In "Facts and Figures vs. Myths and Misrepresentations", by Mrs. Rutherford, 
we find: "Does Dr. Hart know that Joseph Lane, of the colony, in 1618 (?), was 
a descendant of Sir Ralph Lane, a relative of Catherine Parr, the best of Henry 
VII I's numerous wives, and was sent by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1585 to found 
Roanoke, N. C? His descendants have made history, etc." 

In Hotten's lists of immigrants to Va., we find: "Henry Lane, aged 20, 1623, 
came to Charles City in the "Southampton" ; Thomas Lane, aged 30, 1613, in the 
"Treasurer" and Alice Lane, aged 24, 1620, in the "Bona Nova" — the latter two 
living at Elizabeth City in 1623". 

In "Early Va. Immigrants", 1623-1666, pp. 197-'8, by George Cabell Greer, we 
find: "Lane, TIios., 1636, by Richard Cocke; Lane, Thos., 1637, by Capt. Adam 
Thoroughgood, Elizabeth City Co.; Lane, Thos., 1648, by Lewis Burwell, Gent. 
. . . . ; Lane, Thos., 1653, by Wm. Debrane". 

In Northumberland Co., Va., Book R. B., p. 75, we find: "I Robert Burrell 
Churgeon for love and aflFection I bear my only son John Burrell, all my estate. I 
make my friend, Mr. Thos. Lane my true and lawful attorney, May 19, 1670. 

(Signed) Robert Burrell." 

Wit.: Daniel Lane, John Russell. In same book, p. 110: "I John Burrell, ye 
son of Robert Burrell having most haynously offended God and my Father first 
against God by sinning against his divine Majesty and against my Father in so 
.... do make a full Deed of Gift for all that my father hath to be conferred 
upon me and that through ye instigation of Thomas Lane, her (?) for bringing a 
full Deed to Hand, one half of my Father's whole estate. 

(Signed) John Burrell." 

"This County (Surry) presents his Excellen<jy the following persons for horse 
and foot, as they are severally set down: Thomas Lane, Sr., for foot (p. 103); 
Joseph Lane, for foot (p. 102); Thomas Lane, Jr., for foot (p. 101). The fore- 
going in Va. Co. Rec, Vol. 2, pp. 101-103, under head Militia in Surry Co., in 1687. 

Joseph and Thomas, Jr., were the sons of Thomas Lane, Sr. Joseph Lane reed, 
grant to land on both sides of Linn's Branch, Johnston County, on May 23, 1702, 
from Earl Granville. (Johnston Co. Book E.l, p. 383). 

Deed from Joseph Lane and Julian, his wife, of Isle of Wight Co., Sept. 4, 1710, 
to Thomas Lane, of Surry Co., 200 acres given me by my father in his last will and 
testament (Father Thomas Lane patent 1682). Signed — Joseph Lane 

Sealed in red wax. lelion X Lane 

Wit.: Thomas Hart, Mary Hart, Thomas Lane, Jr. (Surry Co. Deed 5, p. 37). 

These witnesses, Thomas and Mary Hart, were the son-in-law and dau. of 
Richard and Elizabeth Washington — his will Nov. 9, 1724, Surry Co. 

James Day in will, 1700, names mother, Mrs. Cropley and friend, Thomas Lane. 
Mary Hill, dau. of Maj. Nicholas Hill, m. (I) Thos. Bland (dead before 1676), and 
m. (II), Luke Cropley, of Isle of Wight. (W. & M. Qly., 7, pp. 251-'2, and note). 

Mary Gladhill, of Isle of Wight, in will 30 Nov., 1712, only surviving Ex'x of 
my dec'd husband, James Day, speaks of large sums of money in hands of Margaret 
Perry and Thos. Lane, arising from sales in Eng., etc., etc., her dec'd husbands 
John Johnson and James Day. (W. & M. Q. 7, p. 256). 

Thos. Lane of Bethwall Green, Parish of Stepney, County Middlesex, merchant. 

202 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

will 17 July, 1710; 10 Nov., 1710, names wife Mary, bro. Valentine Lane, nephews 
Valentine Lane and John Hooste Lane, nephew Thomas Lane, son of his bro. 
Jonathan Lane, &c., &c. He was partner of Micajah Perry, an eminent merchant of 
London. (W. & M. Qly. 18, pp. 104-'5). 

Thos. Lane, on 18 Feby., 1720, sells lands in Lancaster Co. to Owen Kelly. 
Patetice Lane, on 7 March, 1720, gives power of atty. to her Friend and father 
Richard Wood, of Lancaster. (Lancaster book 11, p. 185). 

Deed 24 Aug., 1721, from Joseph Lane, of the County of Albemarle, in North 
Carolina, Chowan, to John Thomas of the Lower Parish of the Isle of Wight, 250 A. 
on the south side of Nottaway River, being part of a patent for 1400 A. Granted to 
Joseph Lane June 16, 1714, for 58 £ silver money. (Signed) Joseph Lane. 

Quillian (Julian) his wife, relinquishes dower. Rec. 25 Sept., 1721. (Great 
Book, p. 446). 

In 1726, Henry Pope of Va. sold his son John Pope 90 A. lying in the Precinct 
of Bertie and the deed was witnessed by Joseph Lane, Jun. and Wm. Birkhead. 
(Bertie book B, p. 107). "Bertie Precinct ye May Court, 1726. The above Deed of 
Sale from Henry Pope to John Pope was in Open Court proved by ye oath of 
Joseph Lane one of the Evidences thereto which is Ordered to be Registered." 

Benjamin Perry to Thomas Lane 140 acres N. E. Shore of Chowan River or 
Deep River; 140 A. adjoining land of James Farlow, Jany. 6, 1728. Test.: Robert 
Hicks, Susanna Perry. (N. C. H. & G. Reg., 2-3-445). 

Joseph Lane, Sr., Maj. Barnaby McKinnie, Capt. John Spann, Mr. Benjamin 
Hill, Mr. Richard Pace (et al.) appointed Vestrymen for the North West Parish 
of Bertie, in 1727. (S. R. N. C, Vol. 25, p. 210). 

Joseph Lane (et al.) 25 Feby., 1740, on list of jurymen for Bertie and Edge- 
combe Cos. (C. R. N. C, Vol. 4, p. 521). 

Land granted to Benj. Hill, Patent, Dec. 16, 1735, conveyed by Hill, on April 1, 
1743, to Joseph Lane (of this Joseph Lane hath conveyed two acres to his Majesty's 
Justices, whereon the Court House and Jail is now bmlt). I the s'd Joseph Lame 
and Patience my wife for 200 £ convey to John Hardy, Gent., land in Edgecombe 
County. (Signed) Joseph X Lane 

Patience X Lane, 

Wit.: John Lane, Barnabas Lane, Nathl Cooper. 

Note: — This is where the old C. H. stood. Present C. H. not on this site. 
(Halifax Co. book 3, p. 213). 

Aug. 20, 1747. Sale of 2 acres of land to the Justices of Edgecombe Co., 10 
shillings. From Joseph Lane, Planter, to William Cathcart, David Colhace, John 
Hardy, Joseph John Alston, James Spiers, Saml WiUiaras, Thomas Kearney, Joseph 
Howell, John Haywood, WiUiam Kinchen, James Connor, WiUiam Taylor, John 
Pope, John Lane, WiUiam West, Aquilla Suggs, Esqs., Justices. 

(Signed) Joseph X Lane. 

Test.: Robert Forster, Clk of Ct. (Halifax Co. book 6, p. 169). 

In 1748, Mr. Joseph Howell and Mr. Joseph Lane appointed Commissioners to 
finish running the boundary lines between parts of Edgecombe, Beaufort and Johnston 
Cos., already begun and carried on to the mouth of Cheek's Mill Creek in Beaufort 
on Tar river, etc., etc. (S, R. N. C, Vol. 23, p. 287). 

On Dec. 12, 1748, Benjamin Lane, of Edgecombe Co., for a valuable considera- 
tion (not named) conveys to Thos. Pope, Planter, 240 A., part of patent granted 
Benj. Lane. (Signed) Benj. X Lane. 

Wit. Wm. Bryant, Joseph Lain (Lane). (Halifax Co. Book 3, p. 311). 

James Gary, on 10 March, 1749, gives Power of Atty. to friend John Lane, Jr., 
Gent. (Halifax Book 3, p. 312). 

At a Council held at New-Berne, 11 Oct., 17^9, Ordered that a New Commission 
of the Peace and Dedimus issue also constituting and appointing John Pope, Joseph 
Lane (et al.) Esqrs., Justices of the Peace for and within the Co. of Edgecombe. 
(C. R. N. C, Vol. 4, p. 966). 

Deed of Gift, Feby. 19, 1755, by Joseph Lan« to his grandchildren, daughters of 
m,y son John Lane, viz.: Ann Lane, Mary Lane and Patience Lane, Daughter-m-law 
Mary Lane. (Signed) Joseph X Lane. 

Wit.: Jos. Lane, James Lane. (Halifax Book 2, p. 211). 

AND Allied Families 203 

Joseph Lane, Gent., of N. C, for 10 £, 230 A. to Henry Pope. 

Wit.: Blake Baker, Saml Johnston. (Halifax Book 2, p. 49). 

Date omitted in copy sent me. 

Aug. 12, 1765, Whereas Col. Barnaby McKinnie, Deed., by his will 

Daughters Patience Lane and Mourning Pope This deed is from John 

Lane, heir at law to the above s'd Patience Lane, Planter, to Col. Joseph Lane of the 
Co. of Edgecombe, 400 £. This land in Edgecombe and Northampton Cos. 

(Signed) John Lane (SEAL) 

Wit.: John Haywood, Henry Pope, Theo. Haywood. (Halifax Book 2, p. 319). 

Lane, Joseph, of the County and Parish of Edgecombe, in the Province of N. C, 

Item. I give my Bro. William Lane the plantation whereon I do now live & all 
the land adjoining thereto I say to him his Heirs and Assigns for Ever; and also 
the land whereon WiUiam Grissum now lives, I give to the sd. Wm. Lane his Heirs 
& Assigns forever, I also give and bequeath to Wm. Lane Eighteen head of cattle 
on the Manner Plantation, also all my sows & Pigs on the Manner Plantation, and 
also all my Household Furniture Except such as shall be hereafter mentioned & also 
I give to my Bro. Wm. Lane the Five following negroes that is to say, Tom, Cate, 
King, Annaca, Mingo, I say Given to him his Heirs & Assigns forever. 

Item. I give my Negro Boy Ploughman to my Bro. Newit Lane, to him his 
Heirs & Assigns for ever, and also I Lend the labour of my Negroes Jack and 
Cleavy to my Father During his natural life and his Decease to return to my bro. 
Wm. Lane & his Heirs & Assigns forever. 

Item. I Give & bequeath to Winifred Pope my Negroe Girl Vilet on Condition 
that the s'd Winifred Pope Delivers a bond of Twenty pound that then the s'd 
wench shall belong to the sd. Winefred Pope her Heirs & Assigns forever. 

Item. I give & bequeath to my Sister Faith Bynum my negroe woman Daffiny 
to her & her Heirs forever, and my desire is that all my Hogs & Cattle besides 
what has been before mentioned to be sold to pay my Debts further more my will 
& Desire is that my Negroe Woman Affrica can be saved without being sold to pay 
Debts that then my Will & Desire is that my Sister Dreusiller Bryant Shall have 
the s'd wench her & her Heirs & Assigns forever. 

Item. I give & beqneath to my loving kinswoman Mary McKinnie the Bed & 
Furniture whereon I now lie to her & her Heirs & Assigns forever. 

I do hereby make nuU & void aU other wills by me before made I do ordain this 
my last Will & Testament. 

I do also appoint John Bradford and Henry Pope hole & sole Exrs. of this my 
last Will & Testament. 

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal this 6th day of Dec, 
1757. Jos. Lane (Seal) 


Test.: Benjamin Merryman, Barrabas Lane, David X Dickson. 

Edgecombe Co. SS. Nov. Court, 1758. 

The within wiU was in Open Court Exhibited on Oath by the Exrs. therein named 
and proved by the oaths of Benjamin Merryman and Barnabas Lane, and the s'd 
Exrs. at the same time Refusing to take upon them the Admton thereon, therefore 
Admon with the Will Annexed was granted (on Mocon) to William Lane next eldest 
Brother & Residuary Legatee to the sd. Decdt. & he having given Bond &c as the 
Law Directs, it is therefore upon Ordered to be Certify'd. 

Test. Jos. Morfort, C. C. 

Dec. 12, 1758. The Executors of Joseph Lane former Sheriff of Edgecombe Co., 
was allowed £ 16 as his Salary for the years 1751 and 1752 he having fully ac- 
counted with Mr. Haywood former Treasurer and paid all the Taxes for those years, 
as also forty shillings for summoning a Court of Tryal of a Negroe for Fellony and 
executing s'd Negroe &c., as by account Lodged with your Committee. 18. ,0. 0. 
(C. R. N. C. Vol. 6, p. 982). 

Lane, Christian, Edgecombe Co., Oct. 5, 1747; May Ct., 1748. Son Abraham, 
daus. Mary and Sarah, Christian Hill. Exr. Abraham Hill. Test. Stephen Jackson, 
Sarah HUl. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 1-3-838). 

204 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Joseph Lane, Gent, of Johnston Co. makes deed 21 April, 1762, to William 
Speight of same Co. to 310 A. fro 15 £ (Book B, No. 1, p. 203). See also same book, 
p. 228, Feby. 13, 1762. 

Joseph Lane and his wife Sarah make deed in 1760, in Johnston Co. (Book A, 
p. 65). 

Robert Rowan, of Bladen Co., Lodowick Tanner, of Johnston Co., Richd Grove, 
of Cumberland Co., and Richd Caswell, of Dobbs Co., are held and firmly bound 
unto Joseph Lane, John McCullers and David HoUeman, Esqrs., and others their 
Brethren Justices of the Inferior Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for s'd Co. 
and their successors, &c., in the full and just sum of 1000 lbs. proc. money, 19 
July, 1763. (C. R. N. C, Vol. 6, p. 993). 

The General Assembly of N. C, on 10 Feby., 1764, ordered that a Commission 
of the Peace and Dedimus issue for the Co. of Johnston and that William Bryan, 
Bennett Blackman and Jesse Lane be added thereto and that Isaac Bush be left out. 
(C. R. N. C, Vol. 6, p. 1065). 

Lane, John, Jr., Halifax Co., N. C, will May 21, 1766. Leaves entire estate to 
his father John Lane. (Halifax Co. Book 1, p. 204). 

Jesse Lane, soldier in Co. commanded bv Capt. Jonathan Kittrell. List of 
Granville Co. Militia, 1771 (S. R. N. C. 22, p. 166). 

Lane, John, Halifax Co., will Feby. 13, 1774; Jany., 1776, names son David Lane; 
gr. son David Lane; daus. Olive Joyner, Ann Everard, Keziah McKennie, Patience 
Joyner, Mary Pittman, Mourning Lane and Julian Lane. 

(Signed) John Lane (SEAL) 

Wit.: McKensie Howell, David Summer. 

[His wife Mary predeceased him]. (Halifax Book 2, p. 32). 

Lane, Joseph, Halifax Co., Will Nov. 29, 1773; Feby., 1774. Names sons Joseph, 
James, Jesse, Joel and gr. son Henry Lane, of whom Joel was residuary legatee and 
sole Exr. ("House of Plant", by G. S. Dickerman). Note: — I don't understand why 
the name of John, his eldest son, was omitted in the will. He was alive at this 
date. His, Joseph's, wife Patience predeceased him. 

Jesse Lane, private, enlisted 1 March, 1777, served 3 years, in Lt. Col. Harney's 
Co., 2nd N. C. Battalion, Commanded by Col. John Patton. [U. S. State Dept. Army 
Returns, Book 27, p. 34]. (C. R. N. C, Vol. 13, p. 518). 

"Return of Soldiers of the 2nd N. C. Battalion Reinlisted during the War, 
agreeable to Resolve of Congress and Genl Orders. 

Paramus, March 12, 1779. 

Jesse Lane, expiration Former Enlistment 1 Mar., 1780. Bounty paid in 
Dollars 100, To Officers for each Man 10." (C. R. N. C, Vol. 13, p. 527). 

Jesse Lane, private, Turner's Co., date of enlistment, 1 Mar., 1777. Period of 
Service, 3 years. (C. R. N. C, Vol. 13, p. 1101). 

Col. Nicholas Long, D. Q. M. G., says: "I have forgot Wagon Makers, etc., 
here is James Faucett 12 months, John KeUy, James Ames and Jesse Lane, Con- 
tinentals. I think you have a number of men in camp that would render the public 
much more service in manufacturing necessaries, arms, accoutrements, &c, than to 
be in the lines and the chief of their time in idleness". (C. R. N. C, Vol. 15, p. 478). 

Aug. 23, 1781. Return of Col. Long of Artificers at Halifax. Gun Stockers 
Jesse Lane (et al.). (C. R. N. C, Vol. 15, p. 619). 

"There is a certified copy of Jesse Lane's records, issued by R. D. W. Connor, 
Secretary of the N. C. Historical Division, dated April 2, 1917". (Rec. of L. B. 

Joseph Lane, b. c. 1705; m. Patience McKennie, dau. of Col. Barnaby McKennie, 
Sr., and his wife, Mary (Exum) Ricks, and their son, Jesse Lane, b. 3 July, 1733; d. 
16 Dec, 1806, aged 73 years; m. in 175-5, Winnefred Aweck (Aycock?), b. 11 April, 
1741; d. 1794, and had 16 children: 1.— Charles Lane, b. 2 Oct., 1756; m. Elizh 
Mallory; 2.— Richard Lane, b. 9 Feby., 1759; m. Polly Flint, gr. father of Mrs. 
Bishop Hay good; 3. — Henry Lane, d. in inf., 1760; 4. — Caroline Lane, b. 26 May, 
1761; d. 25 Dec, 1842; 5.— khoda Lane, b. 21 May, 1763; m. John Rakestraw; 6.— 
Patience Lane, b. 8 March, 1765; m. John Hart, son of Nancy; 7. — Jonathan Lane, 
b. 3 April, 1767; m. (I) Patience Rogers; m. (II) Polly CoUey; 8.— John Lane, b. 
Xmas Day, 1769; m. Elizabeth Street; parent of Gov Lane, of Oregon; 

AND Allied Families 205 

9.— Simon Lane, b. 10 Mar., 1771; m. Judith Humphrey; 10.— Rebecca Lane, b. 8 
Mar., 1773; m. James Luckie; 11. — Joseph Laxe, b. 28 March, 1775; m. Elizabeth 
Hill, dau. of Isaac and Nancy (Grain) Hill, and mother of Mrs. Walter Terry 
Colquitt, et al. ; 12. — Mary Lane, and J3. — Sarah Lane, twins; b. 18 Jany., 1777, m. 
brothers, Kirkpatrick, of Illinois; 14.— Winnefred Lane, b. 1780; d. 1872, m. J. P. 
Rogers — gr. parents of Mrs. Lula Kendall Rogers; 15. — Jesse Lane, b. 1782; m. 
Rhoda JoUey — parents of the late Mrs. Judge Ezzard, of Atlanta, Ga.; 16. — Elizabeth 
Lane, m. Wm. Montgomery, and moved to Miss. (Data from Mrs. Lula Kendall 
Rogers; J. H. Coll., Vol. 2, pp. 619 & 623). 

"The three sons of Joseph and Patience (McKennie) Lane, Joseph, Jesse and 
Joel, removed early from Halifax Co. on Roanoke river to Wake Co. and became 
proprietors of large landed estate there. All 3 became earnest participants in the 
Revy. War. Joel in 1775 — Member of the Provincial Congress at Hillsborough, in 
1781 served in Genl. Assembly, which was held in his own house. A gr. son of one of 
these brothers was a distinguished soldier in the Mexican War, attained to the rank 
of Major General for his gallantry, and later was appointed by Prest. Polk, Gov. of 
Oregon, from which, on its admission to the LTnion as a State, he was sent as 
Senator to Washington. In 1860 nominated for the Vice-Presidency on ticket with 
John C. Breckenridge. One son, Lafayette Lane, was Congressman from Oregon 
1874-'7, and another, John Lane, is a lawyer in Lewiston, Idaho. Another gr. son 
of one of these 3 bros. was Henry Smith Lane, of Ihd., Gov. of the State in 1860, 
and soon elected to the U. S. Senate, in which he served till 1867". ("The House of 
Plant", by G. S. Dickerman). 

Joseph Lane, Abraham Hill, Thos. Woolen (et al.) appointed Justices of the 
Peace for Wake Co., 23 Dec, 1778, by the Congress in session at Halifax. (S. R. 
N. C, Vol. 23, p. 996). 9 Feby., 1781, Resolved, by N. C. Congress, that Joseph 
Lane, of Wake Co., have leave to resign the office of a Justice of the Peace for s'd 
Co. (S. R. N. C, Vol. 17, p. 769). 

A catalogue of Person's Names born and baptized in this place called Black 
River Winy aw (S. C.) before the same was constituted into a distinct Parish. 

1. — Peter, son of John Lane [d. bet. 23 Apl. and 26 Nov., 1739] and Sarah 
[d. 7 Apr., 1761, buried 8 Apl., 1751] his wife, was b. Nov. ye 5th, 1713; m. 24 Feby., 
1736, Sarah Johnston; 2. — Tabitha, dau. of John Lane and Sarah, his wife, was b. 
8br ye 1st, 1716; 3. — James, son of John Lane and Sarah, his wife, was b. 8br ye 
19th, 1719; m. 3 Feby., 1757, Ursula Henning; 4. — Sarah, dau. of John Lane and 
Sarah, his wife, was b. Jany. ye 15th, 1722/23. 

1.^ — Lane, Peter, son of Peter Lane and Sarah, his wife, was b. Dec. 16, bapd Mar. 
12th, 1737; 2. — Tabitha, dau. of Peter Lane and Sarah, his wife, was b. Nov. 9th, 1740, 
bapd Dec. 14, 1740; 3. — Elizabeth, dau. of Peter Lane and Sarah, his wife, was b. 
Jany. 12th, 1744/5; bapd Janv. 24th, 1744/5; 4. — Hannah, dau. of Peter Lane and 
Sarah, his wife, was b. 27 Oct., 1752; bapd 8 July, 1753; 5.— Hester, dau. of Peter 
Lane and Sarah, his wife, was b. 16 Aug., 1747; 6. — Sarah, dau. of do, b. 14 April, 
1750; 7,— Mary Lane, dau. of do, b. 3 Feby., 1755. 

1.^ — John Lane, son of James Lane and Ursula, his wife, b. Oct. 29, 1757; bpd 12 
Mar., 1758, by Revd John Fairweather; 2. — Sarah, dau. of James Lane and Ursula, 
his wife, b. Jany. 6th, 1759; bapd THay 6th, 1759; 3. — Thomas, son of James Lane, 
and Ursula, his wife, b. June 21, 1764; bapd Oct. 9th; 4. — Tabitha, dau. of James 
Lane and Ursula, his wife, b. Aug. 3, 1766; bapd Dec. 14th. 

Drury Lane, son of Christopher Lane and Mary, his wife, b. Sept. 15, 1751, 
bapd May ye 29th, 1753. 

John Lane was a Vestryman of Prince George's Parish from 1729 until his 
death in 1739. Peter Lane elected Vestryman in 1739 to fill place of John Lane, 
deed.; was elected in 1759 Register and, in 1769, Clerk. 

James Lane elected Vestryman in 1747 and 1757, and at an inquisition, 6 Dec, 
1790, was foreman of the jury. 

The above records are from the Register Book for the Parish Prince Frederick, 
Winyaw, A. D. 1713, Published by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of 
America. It seems altogether probable that John Lane, head of the S. C. Lanes, 
was a son of Thos. Lanei, of Surry, and a bro. of Josephs and Thomas Lanes, et al. 

206 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 


The first ancestor of this family who emigrated to Va. early in 1600, came from 
Wales, where their ancestors were people of importance for many generations. 
Thomas Marshall Green, in "Historic Families of Ky.", says of them: "They were 
Sheriffs, County Lieutenants, Justices and Members of Parliament from Brecknock, 
Pembroke, Glamorgan and other Counties of Wales, and recognized for their ability 
in many directions." According to the Welsh Genealogist, they were descendants 
of "Owathford, the representative of Teon of the line of the Princess Brittain" . . . 
16th in descent from Gwathford was Richard Gwynn, whose son Lewis was the 
ancestor of all the Welsh families of that name. (Pittman, Vol. 1, p. 230). 

"Col. Henry Dudley Teetor (Genealogist) is authority for the statement that all 
of the Welsh Lewises who came to Va. prior to 1750 were of the same family — 
descendants of Gwathford . . . ". (Pittman, Vol. 1, p. 103). 

John Lewis, who emigrated to Va. 1640, was probably the son (or gr. son, 
through Genl. Robert Lewis, of Gloucester) of Robert Lewis, of Brecon, Wales, who 
was the son of Sir Edward Lewis of Van and Edgington, Wiltshire, who m. Ann, 
dau. of Earl of Talbot. ("Habersham Family", p. 67). 

In the 2nd Charter of Virginia, every planter and adventurer was to be in- 
serted by name in the patent erecting them into a Corporation and Body Politic, 
and it was signed and sealed by the King May 23, 1609 — (7 James) — among the 
names appears:: 

Edward Lewis, Grocer (Genesis of the U. S., Vol. 1, p. 222) ; "Edward Lewis, 
grocer, 2 Sub. — ; pd. £ 37, 10s. Sworn to the freedom in June 1593; still on the 
Grocer's books in 1620". (The figure "2" in above denotes that he was an incorpo- 
rator of the 2nd Charter). (Genesis of the U. S., Vol. 2, p. 938). 

"Ipswich. — Note of names and ages of all the passengers who took Shipping 
in the Elizabeth, of Ipswich, Mr. Wm. Andrews, Mr., bound for New England the 
last of April, 1634. 

Edward Lewis, aged 33; Mary, his wife, aged 32. (Hotten's Emigrants, p. 

Ipswich. — A note of all the names and ages of aU those which did not take the 
oath of allegiance or supremacy, of Ipswich, Mr. Wm. Andrews, bound for New 
England, the last of April, 1634. 

Ed. Lewis: John Lewis, aged 3 years. Thomas Lewis, aged 3 quarters. 
(Hottens's Emigrants, p. 183.) 

Edward Lewis imported, in 1658, by Mr. John Lewis, Gloucester Co., Va. 
("Early Va. Immigrants", 1623-1666", p. 205 (or 349?), by George CabeU Greer). 

Pittman, in Vol. 1, p. 231, says, John Lewis, of Gloucester (1640) m. in Eng., 
Elizabeth . . . , had 2 sons, John and William. "Early Va. Immigrants", by 
Greer, says, this John of Gloucester imported Edward, John and William in 1653. C 
Now, if John and William were the sons of this John who emigrated and settled in 
Gloucester in 1640, it is reasonable to conclude that Edward was also a son of this 
John, though we find no record declaratory of the fact. 

"Sept. 10, 1660. Ann Holman, dau. of Thomas Holman, deed., being lately 
married to William Hill, ordered that Capt. Ralph Langley, Guardian of the said 
Ann deliver such property, &c., &c., part being joint property of A<nn and Mary 
Lewis, left by Henry Jones, deed, (their brother by ye mother's side)". (York Co. 
Recs. MS. Copy, State Library, Richmond, Va., p. 228 (new number) . 

Edward Lewis, planter, and wife Mary, of Rappahannock, sell on Nov. 14, 1666, 
to Giles Coles, 200 A. on Totusky Creek", part of 498 A. patented by Edward Lewis, 
June 1, 1663, for 4000 lbs. of tobacco. (Essex Co. Deed Book 5, p. 84). 

On Nov. 1, 1665, Humphrey Booth made a Deed of Gift (of cattle) to Edward 
Lewis, son of Edward of Toiuskey Creek. Wit.: Saml. Griffin, Thos. Robinson. 
(Essex Co. Will Book 1, p. 46). 

On May 6, 1668, Thomas Robinson, Rappak Co., made "Deed of Gift" to Mary 
(under 12 years), dau. of Edward Lewis. (Unnumbered Vol., p. 174). 

Edward Lewis of the Co. of Rappak, gives power of atty. to Quintillian Sherman 
to answer in the suit of Miles Hugill. March 5, 1666. Edward Lewis. 

Wit.: Johanna Freshwater, Thos. Brooke. (Book 3, p. 209). 

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David Thomas, Essex Co., in will Aug. 21, 1670, gives his whole estate to his 
triend Edward Lewis. Wit.: Wm. Davis, David HudnaU. (Essex Co. Will Book 1. 
p. 118). ' 

1662. Thomas Robinson and Edward Lewis reed, grant of II40 A. beginning 
at a Long Point, extending east into Totusky Creek, Bappa^ Co., 20 Fehy., 1662. 
(Vol. 5, p. 149, State Land Office, Richmond, Va.). 

Thos. Robinson and Edward Lewis to Samuel Man and William Landman, 
Northumberland Co., Va., land North side Rappahannock, on old Totuskly Creek. 
[No. of acres not stated in copy]. Wit.: Linton and Barber. [Date not given me 1. 
(Rappak Vol. 1, p. 386L). 

Born, Elizabeth, dau. of Edward and Mary Lewis, Mch. 8, 1674; born, Joanna, 
dau. of Edward and Mary Lewis, Sept. 8, 1676; born, Jane, dau. of Edward and 
Mary Lewis, July 30, 1693; born, Lewis, son of Edward and Mary Lewis, Sept. 30, 
1695. John Lewis, b. (date of birth not given) ; d. Feby. 26, 1715. (North Farnham 
Parish Reg., Farnham Parish, at Warsaw, Richmond Co., Va., p. 51). 

Edward and Mary Lewis had other children as the records which follow show, 
but we have discovered no records of their births and deaths. 

Joanna Lewis, dau. of Edward and Mary Lewis, m. William Lynton (Linton), 
his first wife. He m. (II), March 31, 1730, the widow Mary Freshwater, relict of 
Thos. Freshwater, dau. of Bryan Hodgson and his wife, Mary, who m. (II) Henry 
Hagar. By first mar. he had 4 daus., of whom Mary Linton was one. 
1682. Indenture Jany. 3, 1682, between Edward Lewis, of the Parish of Farnham, 
in the Co. of Rappak, Planter, and Mary his wife, to Thomas George, of same 
Parish, for 21700 pounds merchantable tobacco, 298 A. on Totusky Creek, being part 
of 498 A. patented by s'd Lewis June 1, 1663. Edward Lewis. 

Wit.: Arthur Spicer, Wm. Segar. Rec. Sept. 5, 1683 (Essex Co. Deed Book 7 
(1682-1688)— not indexed). 

1670. John Williams makes deed, Dec. 28, 1670, to William Unton and George 
Harrison to 450 A. in Westmoreland Co., on the head of Yeocomoco River touching 
land of Vincent Cox, for 4250 lbs. tobacco and cash. John Williams. 

Wit.: George Hutton, Henry Linton. Rec. Dec. 28, 1671. (Book 1, p. 400). 

Whereas, his Majesty King Charles the 2nd, &c., and Whereas King James the 
2nd &c., and Whereas the sd. Proprietors have thought fitt &c., to depute me Philip 
Ludwell Esq., etc., I do hereby convey unto Thos. Lewis and Edward Lewis of 
Rappak Co., a tract of land partly in sd. Co. of Rappak and part in Northumberland 
Co., in the Forest containing 528 A. as appears by the survey of Mr. Edwin Conway 
Feby. 18, 1690, Land on a Branch of Yocomoco River and touching land belonging to 
Mr. Thos. Robinson, thence w. {">) to the Main Swamp touching land of John 
Headley and N. Wt line of Freshwater, then touching Mr. Robt. Chamberlain's line 
then touching a. Branch of the Marshy Swamp of Totusky. June 13, 1691. 

(Book 2, p. 184). Philip Ludwell. 

Thos. Lewis, of Richmond Co., assigns his interest in this land, June 3, 1696, to 
John Lewis, of Northumberland. Thos. Lewis' wife Mary relinquishes dower. 

Whereas &c., and Whereas &c., and Whereas King" James the Second . . . 
and the sd Proprietors have thought fitt, etc., to depute me Philip Ludwell, Esq., &c., 
I do make over and assign unto Thos. Lewis, Wm. Morgan and Edward Lewis, of 
Rappak Co., a certain tract of land lying part in the afsd Co. of Rappak part 
supposed to be in Northumberland Co., containing 360 A. touching Thos. Freshwater's 
line, Zacharias Nichols land formerly belonging to Henry Corbin, Esq., and along 
another Parcell of proprietor's land surveyed for the sd Thomas and Edward Lewis, 
Aug. 21, 1691. Phil. Ludwell. 

On same page: Know all men by these presents that I William Morgan, of the 
Co. of Rappak, do assign and make over to John Lewis and Edward Lewis, of the 
afsd Co. all my right, Title & Interest of the land within mentioned. Mch. 2, 
1691/2. [No consideration named]. Wm. Morgan. 

Wit.: Philip Hunnings, John Barbredge, Elias Yates, Jonathan Taylor. 

1693-4. I Edward Lewis of the Co. of Richmond and Mary my wife, for 6250 
lbs. of tobacco to me in hand paid, Feby. 13, 1693/4, sell to John Crolle of Nortd Co., 
100 A. where I the sd Edward Lewis now dweUeth, bounded by the land of Wm. 
Hammock, Geo. NichoUs and Mathew Willcocke. The s'd land being part of a 

208 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

tract of 200 A. that Thos. Freshwater of Rappak Co. sold, on Jany. 5, 1673, to 
Robert Wood, and he, the sd. Robt. Wood, by deed Aug. 21, 1678, conveyed to me 
the sd. Edward Lewis. Edward Lewis 

Marv Lewis 

Wit. Peter Flint, CoUumb. Flint, Wm. Parker. 

Rec. June 6, 1694. (Book 2, p. 26). 

Mary Lewis, wife of Edward Lewis, of the Co. of Richmond, constitutes Edward 
Jones her atty. and relinquishes dower. 

1692. This deed indented April 11, 1692, between Edward Lewis, Thos. Lewis 
and John Landman, of the Co. of Rappak, of the one part and Thos. Walker, of the 
same Co., of the other part, Witnesseth that the parties of the first part in con- 
sideration of the sum of 3429 pounds of Tobb. in cashe to them in hand paid by 
Thos. Walker, sell 92V2 A. lying and being near Totusky Creek in the s'd Co. of 
Rappak and bounding on the line of George Early and Wm. Smyth and adjoining 
the land of the sd. Thos. Walker whereon he now dwelleth. The sd. John Landman's 
part conteyning 16 A. of land which was taken into Edward Lewis and Thos. Lewis' 
part of the overplus within the old lines of Thos. Robertson and Edward Lewis, 
being the remainder of the II40 A. entered. Edward Lewis 

Wit.: Jos. Delke, Lewis Richards. John Lewis 

John Landman 

Rec. Aug. 13, 1692. (Richmond Co., Va., Deed Book No. 1, p. 14 — old number). 

Mary Lewis, wife of Edward Lewis appoints "my very good friend John 
Morgan" her atty. and relinquishes dower. Mary Lewis. 

Wit.: Thos. Lewis, Wm. Smith. Wm. Colston, Clk. 

1704-5. To all Christian people to whom these presents shall come — Know ye 
that we Simon Taylor and Elizabeth my wife, Thos. Jasper and Ann my wife, 
Christopher Bodham and Mary my wife, of the one part, and Joseph Duke and Wm. 
Lynton, of the other party, — Witnesseth that the parties of the first part for the 
valuable consideration of 3000 pounds of tobacco to them in hand paid by the 
parties of the second part, convey their whole estate, right, title and interest to and 
in two Letters Patent att Westminister (?) the 8th of May in the one and twentieth 
year (1681) of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord King Charles the 2nd [his ac- 
cession May 29th, 1660], granted by Philip Ludwell, Esq., unto Thus. Lewis, Wm. 
Morgan and Edward Lewis, the one containing 360 A. of land lying part in Rappak 
and part supposed in Northumberland, the other granted unto Thos. Lewis and 
Edward Lewis of Rappak Co. for 528 A. in Rappak and part in Northumberland, 
March 8, 1704-5. Symon Taylor 

Anne Jasper 

Wit.: John Cain, Eliza A. Dogan, Hen. Parry. Eliza Taylor 

Rec. 6th day of 9th Nov., 1706. Thomas Jasper 

Christopher Bodham C^ 
Mary Bodham 

Note attached to record: — "The parties above named residing and being in 
Richmond Co., in Farnham Parish, excepting William Lynton, who lives in West- 
moreland Co., in Nomany," (Richmond Co. Deed Book 3, p. 179). 

1712. Partition of land between Joseph Deeke of the Parish of Farnham, Co. 
of Richmond and Katherine his wife, of the one part, and William Lynton, of the 
Parh of Copley and Co. of Westmoreland and Johanna (Joanna) his wife, of the 
other part, March 2, 1712. Witnesseth that Joseph Deek and William Linton hold 
joyntly in common and undivided in one Messuage 397 A. formerly Granted to Thomas 
Lewis, William Morgan and Edward Lewis by Patent dated the 21st day of Aug., 
1691, land partly in Richmond and Northumbd Cos., which land the parties above 
mentioned [Deeke and Linton] bougt of Simon Taylor and Elizabeth his wife, Thos. 
Jasper and Anne his wife and Christopher Rodham and Mary his wife. Co-heirs of 
John Lewis the sole heir of Edward Lewis, as by a deed of Bargain and Sale Mch. 
3, (1704-5), in the 3rd year of the Reign of our Gracious Sovereign Lady Anne. 

And now to the end that a perpetual division shall be had and made between 
the parties afsd. — It is agreed that William Linton shall have that part or portion 
that Lyeth on the Southward side of the Marshy Swamp in Richmond Co., with 47 A. 


more being the Reversion of Another Pattent joining to ye above premises, Joseph 
Decks gets the part lying in Northumd on the North side of the Marshy 8wam,p. 

(Signed) William Lynton 

Wit.: Edward Jones, George Blenford, .... Bayley. Johanna Lynton 

Rec. Mch. 4, 1712. (Richmond Co. Deed Book 6. p. 115). Joseph Decks 

Catherine Decks 

William Lynton, Will, Feby., 6, 1732; Mch. 26, 1734. (Westmoreland Co. Will 
Book 8, p. 200). In the name of God Amen. I William Lynton of ye Parish of Cople 
and Co. of Westmoreland, being very sick and weak of Body but of sound mind 
and memory thanks be to God for ye same and knowing the certainty of Death 
but ye uncertainty of ye time thereof do make constitute and appoint this to be my 
last Will and Testament in manner and form as foUows. 

IMP. I give and bequeath my soul into ye hands of Almighty God yt gave it 
me and my body to be decently Interred at ye discretion of my Exrs. hereinafter 
named and as touching such worldly goods as it hath pleased God to bestow upon 
me I give and bequeath as follows. 

Item. I give Bequeath unto my loving wife Mary all and singular ye estate 
which I had with her in marriage to her and her heirs forever. 

Item. I give unto my sons Anthony and William, my land at Totosky in Rich- 
mond Co. my son William to have 80 A. joyning upon John Singer's land and ye 
Marshy Swamp to them and their heirs lawfully begotten in marriage, and in failure 
of such heirs I give and bequeath ye said parcel of Land to ye heirs at law. I give 
unto my sd sons one cow and calf each one feather bed and furniture each and one 
Iron pot each. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Lewis one negro girl 
named Betty and all her future increase to her and her heirs forever. 

Item. I give unto my Counsin James Smith my Riding horse named Spark 
and bridle and saddle, one negro wh my negro I^oU is now going with or the last 
which she had either of which the sd James Smith pleases to him and his heirs 

Item. All ye rest residue and remainder of my estate not heretofore by me 
given I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Mary for and during her natural 
life and after her decease I give ye plantation whereon I now live I give unto my 
son John and ye heirs of his body lawfully begotten in marriage, and in failure of 
such heirs I give and bequeath ye sd plantation unto ye next heir at law. 

My will and desire is yt whereas I have given unto my loving wife Mary all 
and singular my estate not heretofore by me given for and during her natural life 
upon the condition yt she continue a widow, but in case my sd wife should marry 
then my will is that she have what the law allows her, but if not then as afsd., I 
give her all and singular my Estate for and during her natural life and after her 
decease I give what she leaves of my estate to my children Anthony, John. William, 
and Elizabeth equally to be divided between them and to their heirs forever. 

Item. I appoint, constitute and ordain my loving wife and my Cousin James 
Smith the joynt Execrs. of this my last Will and Testament Revoking and dis- 
annulling ail other Wills heretofore by me made allowing and confirming this to 
be my last Will and Testament Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 
6th day of Feby., A. D. 1733. William Lynton. 

Signed, sealed and puBTished to be his last Will and Testament in the presence 
of John Bridger, Thos. Templeman, George Walker. Rec. Mch. 26, 1734.. G. 
Turbeville, Clk. C. Ct. 

1735. This Indenture April 22, 173.5, between Anthony Lyntan, of the Co. of 
Stafford and Parish of Overwharton of the one part, and Alexander Clark of the 
Co. of Richmond and Parish of North Farnham, of the other part, Witnesseth that 
the sd Anthony Linton for the sum of 40 £ doth sell to Alexander Clark a certain 
tract of land containing by estimation 100 A. in the Co. of Richmond and Parish 
of Farnham on the south side of the Swamp. Touching the sd Anthony Linton's 
plantation near his dwelling, touching John Alverson's and Singer's and William 
Penley's Pond and Henry Corbin's land, which sd land was Patten fed by Edward 
Lewis, deed., and descended to his son John Lexms, deed., thence the sd 100 A. fell 
bv Heirship unto Johannah Lewis Sister and Co-heir at Law to the sd John Lewis, 

210 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

which sd Johannah Lewis marryed to my Father, namely William Lynton, deed., 
which sd tract of 100 A., be tlie same more or less, descended to me the sd Anthony 
Linton by being the Next heir at Law as by the sd Deed Relation thereunto being 
had doth and may appear. Anthony Linton. 

Wit.: Henry Williams, John Linton, Richard Brown. Rec. May 9, 

Mary wife of sd Anthony Linton relinquishes dower. M. Beckwith, CI. Ct. 

(Deed Book O, p. 186)." 

Book 9, p. 84: Nov. 4, MDCCXXXIV (1734). Deed from Mary Linton, 
widow, formerly Mary Freshwater of the Parish of Copley and Co. of Westmoreland 
(which sd Mary was one of the daus. of Bryan Hodgson and Mary his wife). Deed 
from her to Marmaduke Beckwith of the Parish of Lunenburg and Co. of Richmond, 
10 shillings, 200 A. in Lunenburg Parish, Richmond Co., Part of a Patent granted 
Col. John Walker, for 900 A. dated Sept. 27, MDCIXII (1657 or '62), which by 
several conveyances became the property of Bryan Hodgson and Mary his wife, 
which sd Mary after the death of sd Bryan Hodgson intermarried with one Henry 
Hagar and with the consent of Henry Hagar sd Mary made her Will (recorded in 
Richmond Co.) and gave sd land to be divided among her four daughters of which 
Mary Linton is one. This said Mary (Hodgson-Freshwater) Linton having inter- 
married with Thomas Freshwater they (Thos. and Mary by their deed Oct. 4, 
1699, sold their part of sd land to Mrs. Ann Metcalf, widow, which sd Ann Metcalf 
afterwards intermarried with Mr. Edward Barrow and these last sold the land to 
Mr. John Metcalf, Sept. 4, 1717, and he the sd John Metcalf sold it to Marmaduke 
Beckwith. Now Mary Linton relinquished all rights to sd Marmaduke Beckwith. 

Mary Linton. 

Wit.: Thos. Barber. (Book 9, p. 84). 

Elizabeth Linton, dau. of William Lynton by his first wife Johanna Lewis, m. 
(I) Hilliare Rousseau, who d. June 30, 1720; m. (II) Buries Lewis — his will Jany. 
10, 1736; 29 June, 1736. 

1736. Will of Surles Lewis, Westmoreland Co., Va., Will Book 8, (2) p. 399. In 
the name of God, Amen. I Surles Lewis of Westmoreland Co., being sick and weak 
in body but of perfect sense and memory do make and ordain this to be my last will 
and testament. 

Imps. I give and bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God my 
Heavenly Father nothing doubting but of his great mercy ye same to receive again 
my body I give to the earth, my mother, to be decently buryed by my Executors 
hereafter nomynated and appointed. 

It is my desire that my funeral charges and all my lawful debts shall be paid 
and discharged out of my personal estate. 

Itm. I ordain and appoint my loving friend Capt. Anthony Thornton to be my 
whole and sole executor of this my last will and testament revoking and disannulling 
all other wills by me made. As witness my hand and seal this 27th day of December, 
1739 [error, should be 1736]. 

Itm. It is my desire that my loving wife enjoye the negroes that belong to me 
during her life and afterwards to be equally divided amongst my children, that is to 
sae Moses to my eldest son Thomas, Benjamin to my son Surles, and negro Moll to 
my loving wife, negro Aaron to my son Johk, negro Ann to my son James. 

Im. I give to my daughter Sarah Render 15 hundred pounds of Tobbacco, 
further it is my desire that if negro Moll which I have given to my loving wife 
should have any more children that Elizabeth Rousseau should have the first born 
either son or daughter, and in case the first born should die then the next that she 
bringeth she shall have and the next child that Moll has I desire that my daughter 
Sarah Render may have and if that should die she may have the next. 

As Witness my hand this 10th day of January and sealed. 

(Signed) Surles Lewis. 

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of William Perkins and Thomas 

At a Court held for the sd Co. the 29th day of June, 1736. This last Will and 
Testament of Surles Lewis, deed., was presented into Court by Elizabeth Lewis 
his relict at May Court last and then proved by the witnesses thereto and that Capt. 
Anthony Thornton the executor in the said will named not being at Court the same 

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was lodged until he should signife whether he would accept of the execution thereof, 
and now at this Court the said Thornton having signified his refusal on motion of 
the sd Elizabeth Lewis relict of the sd decedent she was allowed to make oath 
thereto and the sd will is admitted to record upon her performing what is usual in 
such cases, certificate is granted to her for obtaining Letters of Administration 
thereupon with the sd will annexed in due form. 

Recorded July 13th, 1736. Test. G. Turbeville, C. Ct. W. 

Book No. 1, Inventory of Surles Lewis' estate by Elizabeth Lewis, his relict— a 
large estate. Rd Aug. 31, and Sept. 13, 1736. 

This Elizabeth Rousseau, dau. of Elizabeth Lewis by her 1st husband, Hilliare 
Rousseau, m. Benjamin Wootten, of Halifax Co., N. C— his will June 26, 1764; Oct. 
Ct,. 1764. (WiU Book 1, p. 151). 

Manassas, Prince William Co., Deed Book E, p. 231. This Inenture made 25th 
day of Oct. in the 14th year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King George the 
Second on the year of our Lord Christ 1740, between Charles McClellan of St. Paul's 
Parish in the Co. of Stafford, planter, of the one part and Elizabeth Lewis of the 
Parish of Washington in the Co. of Westmoreland, widow and relict of Surles Lewis, 
late of the sd Co. of Westmoreland, deed., of the other part. Whereas William 
Hackney (or Harkney) obtained a grant out of the office of the proprietors of the 
Northern Neck of Va. bearing date the 11th day of March, 1722-'3 for 247 A. on 

Brent Town Run in the Co. of Stafford, now Prince William, etc., 

Said land (lying on both sides of the Brent Town Run) and has since by sundry 
conveyances come to the sd Charles McClelland party to these presents; Now the sd 
Charles McClelland sells to sd Elizabeth Lewis all that parcel afsd, 247 A. in the 
Co. of Prince William (except one small parcel thereof formerly sold by one George 
Allen to James Macon or Mocon) being the land lately in the possession of the sd 

George Allen and whereon he lately dwelt, etc., 

(Signed) Chas. McClelland. 

Wit.: Valentine Peyton, Thos. Stribling, Benj. Grayser, Jno. Hamilton. Rec. 
AprU 27, 1741. 22£ 4s current money of Va. Marginal note says: "Touches 
Michael Dermont's Land 22£ lOshs." 

Westmoreland Inventories and Accounts No. 2, p. 76: To all Christian people 
to whom these presents shall come. Know ye that I Elizabeth Lewis, widow of 
Westmoreland Co. and Washington Parish for Divers good causes and Considerations 
me hereunto moving but more Especially for the Goodwill I have to My Daughter 
Eliza Wooten and her children I do hereby these presents lend unto my above sd 
Daughter During her natural life one young negro woman named Jenny and her in- 
crease and after my sd Daughter's decease that the said Negro and Increase if 
any to be divided to the eldest children of the s'd Elizabeth's body to each one if 
as many negroes as children, if not the younger to go without, but my desire is that 
my gr. dau. Elizabeth Wootten may have if alive at that time her first choice of the 
sd negro or negroes if not the eldest but if there should be more negroes than 
children then I desire that my gr. dau. Elizabeth have all except to each of the above 

sd Children one. As Witness my hand and seal this . . . day of 1747. 

(Signed) Elizabeth Lewis. 

Test.: Original Wroe, Jane Wroe. 

"Westmoreland, S. S. At a Court held for the sd County the 29th day of Nov., 
1748, Elizabeth Lewis came into Court and Personally acknowledged this Deed of 
Gift of a negro to Eliza, Woten and ordered to be recorded. Reed the 27th day of 
Jany., 1748-'"9. George Lee, C. C. W. 

Book S, p. 77. To All Christian People to Whom these Presents shall come. 
Know ye that I Elizabeth Lewis Widow of Westmoreland Co. and Washington 
Parish, for Divers good Causes and Considerations me hereunto moving but more 
Especially for the good Will I bear to my Daughter-in-Law Sarah Bender and her 
children I do here by these Presents Lend after my decease unto my above sd 
Daughter-in-Law during her Natural Life one young negro named Frank and her 
Increase Excepting the husband of the sd Sarah or herself should offer to sell or lend 
the sd Negro or increase to any person or Persons whatsoever if it should so happen 
fhat any of the above Persons should Endeavor to make away with any of the above 
sd negroes then shall immediately return to my Grand^on-in-law Lewis Render and 

212 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

his brothers and sisters to each of them one if there should be so many Negroes if 
not the younger to go without and in like manner if they should not endeavor to 
sell the sd slaves that at the decease of ye sd Sarah Render that Lewis Bender have 
his first choice and if more negroes than Children that the sd Lewis Render to have 
all but to each of the sd Sarah's children one. 

As Witness my hand and seal this . . . of . . . 174 . . . 

Words interlined before signing after my Decease and Seal. 

(Signed) Elizabeth Lewis. 

Wit.: Original Wroe, Jane Wroe. 

Westmoreland County at a Court held for the sd Co. the 29th day of November, 
1748, Elizabeth Lewis Came into Court and personally acknowledged this Deed of 
Gift of a negro to Sarah Render and her Children. Ordered to be recorded. Re- 
corded the 28th day of January, 1748/9. Test. George Lee, C. C. W. 

Westmoreland Co. Va., Will Book No. 11, p. 288. In the Name of God, Amen. 
I Elizabeth Lewis, of Westmoreland Co., being sick and weak of body but of per- 
fect sense and Memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament. 

Item. I give and bequeath my soul into the hands of God that gave it hoping 
through his grace to Receive Redemption for my sins and my body to the earth to 
be decently buryed by my Execrs hereafter mentioned. 

Item. My desire is that my funeral Charges and all my Lawful debts shall be 
paid out of my Personal Estate. 

Item. I give to my son John Lewis negro Tom, negro Moll and her increase 
after the date of this Will. As likewise my Tract of Land lying in the Co. of Prince 

Item,. I give to my son-in-law Surles (?) or James Lewis a negro boy named 

Item. I give to the son of Kathne Garrott (?) named John one negro girl 
named Bell and in case he dies without heirs my desire is this negro and her in- 
crease go to Benj. Woten and his heirs. 

Likewise I give to Katherine Garrott one Feather bed and furniture, my mare 
bridle and saddle, a cow and a calf and a chest. 

I give to Hilliare [pro. William] Rousseau one negro named Doublin. I like- 
wise give to his young Brother James Rousseau a Negro boy Simon and in case 
the children before mentioned should die without heirs, Hilliare [pro. William?] and 
James, my desire is that both or either of the negroes return to William Rousseau's 

Item,. My desire is that my son William Rousseau have the care of these 
children William and James Rousseau as likewise of their estate given by me. 

Item. It is my desire that John Lewis have the third of my moveable estate. 

I ordain and appoint my loving son William Rousseau my whole and sole Ex- 
ecutor of this my last Will and Testament. As Witness my hand this (Jth day of 
December, 1750. Elizabeth Lewis. 

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of John Stai-ks, John Hillton, John 
Pickett. At a Court held for the sd County the 26th day of March, A. Dom. 1751. 
This last Will and Testament of Elizabeth Lewis, deceased, was presented into Court 
by John Lewis and proved b}^ the Oaths of John Hilton and John Pickett two of 
the witnesses thereto, is admitted to Record and upon the motion of the said John 
Lewis and his performing all such things as the Law in such Cases Requires there- 
fore letters of administration with the said Will annexed is in due form granted to 
the said John. Test. George Lee, C. O. Recorded the 18th day of April, 1751. 

Inventory and Accounts Book No. 2, p. 157 (Westmoreland Co.). Appraisement 
of Estate of Elizabeth Lewis Mch. 26, 1751, before Wm. Witt Tyler, one Maj. 
Justices. 1 Large Bible and Small books. 

Circuit Ct. of Pr. Wm. Co., Va. Deed Book I, p. 170. This Indenture made 
this 9th Aug. in the 20th year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George II by the 
grace of God of Great Britain France & Ireland King Defender of the Faith — 
and in the year of our Lord 1746 Between Andrew Dalton of the Parh of Hamilton 
in the Co. of Pr. Wm., Planter & Catherine his wf. of the one part & James Lewis 
of the same place, planter, of the other part. Whereas Michael Dermont late of the 
Parh & Co. afsd, deed., was his life time seized in Fee Simple of & in one part 

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of I'd wh. was gr'td to him by the proprietor of the Northern Neck situate lying & 
being in the parh & Co. afsd on the E. si. of Town run fr. the white oak Cabbin 
branch to the long branch going up to Tobias Woods contain'g 250 A. more or less, 
& so being thereof seized by his last Will & Testament in writing bearing date 3rd 
Feby. 1730 devised the s'd I'd to his dau. Catherine (party to these presents) in 
Fee tail as in & by the sd will more fully is contained. And whereas the s'd Andrew 
Dalton & Catherine his wf. by virtue of the sd devise have entered into the premises 
with the appurtenances & being minded to sell the same & to bar the Intail have 
sued out a writ pursuant to an Act of Ass'bly in that case made & provided in the 
nature of an ad quod damnum to the Sheriff of the sd Co. of Pr. William directed 
whereby it was commanded that by the oath of good & lawful men of his Bailiwic 
he sh'd diligently enquire if it may be to the damage or prejudice of his Majesty 
or others if the sd Andrew Dalton & Catherine sh'd sell the sd tract of I'd with 
the appurtenances &c. To wh. writ the Sh'flf of the sd Co. answered that 12 good 
& lawful men of his Co. being sworn & charged upon their oaths did say that it 
will not be to the damage or prejudice of our Lord the King if the sd Andrew 
Dalton & Catherine his wf. sh'd sell the I'd & appurtenances in the sd writ men- 
tioned but that it will be to the damage of the Issue of the sd. Catherine & those 
claiming remainder & reversion & further the sd jurors upon their Oath did say that 
the sd Id & appurtenances were then of the value of . . . pounds good & lawful 
money of Gr't Britain & is a separate parcel & not parcel of or contiguous to the 
other intailed lands in the possession & seizin of the sd Andrew Dalton & Catherine 
his wf. & the sd Andrew Dalton & Catherine his wf. by Indentur of bargain & sale 
for the consideration therein mentioned bargained & sold 119 A. p't of the p't of 
I'd to Wm. Rousseau of the parh & Co. afsd as by the sd Writ & return & Indenture 
of bargain & sale remaining of record in the Secy's office of this Colony doth & 
may appear & the sd Andrew Dalton & Catherine his wf. by Indenture bearing 
date the 8th of Aug. inst. for the consideration of the sum of 7 £ have sold & con- 
veyed unto the sd Wm. Rousseau & his heirs twenty-ftve (25A) acres other part 
of the sd tract of I'd together with all houses, outhouses, yards & appurtenances 
thereto belonging. 

Now this Indenture Witnesseth that the s'd Andrew Dalton & Catherine his wf. 
for & in consideration of the sum of 33 £ current money of Va. to them in hand 
paid by the sd James Lewis the receipt whereof they the sd Andrew Dalton & 
Catherine his wf. do & each of them doth hereby acknowledge & themselves to be 
therewith fully satisfied & thereof & of every part thereof do & each of them doth 
acquit exonerate & discharge the sd. James Lewis his heirs Executors & adms. & 
every of them by these presents. 

They the sd Andrew Dalton & Catherine his wf. Have & each of them hath 
granted bargained & sold aliened enfeaffed & confirmed & by these presents Do & 
each of them Doth fully freely & absolutely grant bargain sell alien enfeoff & 
confirm unto the sd James Lewis his heirs & assigns forever All the remainder of 
the above mentioned tract of Id. with all & singular the appurtenances thereunto 
belonging contain'g by estimation 106 A. & the reversion & reversions, remainder 
& remainders thereof & all the Estate right title & interest of them the sd Andrew 
Dalton & Catherine his wf. or either of them of, in or to the sd gr'td premises or 
any p't thereof. To Have & to Hold the sd premises hereinbefore mentioned or 
intended to be hereby bargained & sold with their & every of their rights members 
& appurtenances unto the sd James Lewis his heirs & assigns to the only proper use 
& behoof of him the sd Jam,es Lewis his heirs & assigns forever. And the sd 
Andrew Dalton & Catherine his wf., their heirs Executors & Adms. the sd hereby 
granted premises with their appurtenances unto the sd James Lewis his heirs & 
assigns against the sd Andrew Dalton & Catherine his wf. their heirs & assigns & 
all other persons whatsoever shall & will warrant & forever defend by these 
presents. And the sd Andrew Galton for himself & Catherine his wf. & for his 
heirs, Exrs. & Adms. doth Covenant & grant to & with the sd. James Lewis his heirs 
& assigns that the sd James Lewis his heirs & assigns the premises with the ap- 
purtenances shall or lawfully may from time to time & at all times Peaceably hold 
possess & enjoy without the suit hindrance molestation disturbance of any person 
or persons whatsoever having or lawfully claiming any right or title therein & that 

214 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

the same shall forever remain free & clearly discharged of and from all former & 
other estates, rights titles dowers entails debts mortgages & other incumbrances 

In Witness Whereof the parties first above named to these present Indentures 
have interchangeably set their hands & seals the day & year first above written. 

Andrew Dalton (Seal) 

Catherine O Dalton (Seal) 
mark & Seal 

Sealed & Delivered in the presence of Howson Kenser, Simon Cummings, William 
Rousseau. Rec. Aug. 25, 1746. 

Manassas, Prince William Co. Deed Book "M", p. 141. This Indenture made 
the 24th Nov. in the XXIV (?) year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King 
George II and in the year of Our Lord 1750 Between John Lewis of the Co. of 
Caroline of the one part & Willmm Rousseau of the Co. of Prince William of the 
other part. 

Witnesseth that the sd John Lewis for & in consideration of the natural love & 
affection which he hath & beareth unto the sd William Rousseau & of the sum of 10 
shs. to him in hand paid by the sd. William Rousseau the receipt whereof the sd. 
John Lewis doth hereby acknowledge hath granted bargained aliened enfeoffed & 
Confirmed & by these presents doth fully & absolutely grant bargain sell alien en- 
feoff & confirm unto the sd William Rousseau his heirs & assigns all that tract or 
parcel of land situate lying & being in the Parish of Hamilton & Co. of Prince 

William containing by estimation 106 A. together with all, etc Which sd 

tract or parcel of land Andrew Dalton & Catherine his wife conveyed to James 
Lewis of the sd Co. of Prince WiUiam by Indenture bearing date the 9th day of 
Aug. 1746. 

The sd James Lewis is since dead & hereby the sd tract of Land descends to the 
sd John Lewis party to these presents as his brother's heir at law. 

(Signed) John Lewis. 

Wit.: Simon Cummings, Champ Carver, William Mallow. Rec. Nov. 27, 1750. 
(Exd Nov. 24, 1760). 

(See Excursuss Wootten). 


Land Grant Book 7, p. 121, Capitol, Richmond, Va.: "1682. Land grant to 
Jacob Lumpkin, 565 Acres in St. Stephens Parish in the county of New Kent, on 
the north side Mattapony River. For transportation of nine persons, April 20th, 
1682." George Lumpkin received a land grant of 400 A. in Amelia Co., Va., "on 
the south side of the Appomattox River, Sept. 20, 1748." (Ld. Grt. Bk. 28, p. 406.) 

"Adjoining Montopike was Newington, established very early in the history of 
the county by the Lumpkin Family." ("King and Queen," p. 75, by Bagby.) 
Gov. Lumpkin's family/, of Georgia, was from King and Queen Co., Va. ("King 
and Queen Co.," p. 366, by Alfred Bagby, A.B., D.D.) Col. Jacob Lumpkin, promi- 
nent in the early wars of the colony, who d. 1706, is buried at Mattapony Church, 
erected, probably, as early as 1690, which is 4 miles above the Court House in 
King and Queen Co. A marble slab just outside the north door, covers his remains, 
with this inscription: Jacob Lumpkin 

Obit 14 die September, 1708, Aetatis 64 

Dux Militum, Victor Hostium, 

Morte Victus, Pax Adsit, Vives Requies, 

Eterna Sepultis. 

From manuscript volume entitled "Incidents in the Life of Wilson Lumpkin, 
Written and Compiled by Himself, 1862," now in the De Renne Library, Wormsloe, 
Ga., Gov. Lumpkin says, referring to this tomb: "Amongst the early settlers of Va., 
I find the name of Dr. Thomas Lumpkin who settled in King and Queen Co. in the 
Old Dominion in the sixteenth century. He brought with him from England a 
small marble tablet or tombstone to be placed on his grave and there it stood a few 
years ago unimpaired by time. I had a copy of the inscription taken from this 

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stone, but it is now lost or mislaid and / cannot be accurate as to the date. From 
this individual as far as I have been able to ascertain have descended all the 
Lumpkins of the United States. Some of whom are now to be found in many of the 
states of our great and widely extended confederacy. My father was probably the 
great grandson of Dr. Thomas Lumpkin. My father in his youth on a visit to the 
sea coast of Va., visited the tomb of this, our first American ancestor," etc. The 
circumstances as to the tomb, the inscription, and Gov. Lumpkin's statement that 
he could not be accurate, suggest that the name of this early ancestor was, in 
reality, Jacob, and not Thomas Lumpkin; if otherwise, then Jacob was the son of 
this Thomas. 

The Lumpkin family seems to have been quite distinguished in the county. A 
Henry Lumpkin was a member of the Committee of Safety in 1774, John a member 
of the 4th Va. Militia in War of 1812, a presiding justice between 1880 and '50, 
representative in Legislature in 1843, and sheriff in 1849. ("King & Queen Co.," 
pp. 57-'8, 384-'5-'7-'8.) George Lumpkin^ and his san, John^, were among the first 
settlers of Oglethorpe Co. In 1784, they settled on Long Creek in Wikles, now 
Oglethorpe Co. George was named as one of the petit and grand jurors of Wilkes 
in 1788. His wife was Mary Cody, dau. of James and Sarah (Womack) Cody, and 
they had four children: 1. — John2; 2. — Josephs; 3. — Roberts, d. unm.; 4. — Marys, 
m. John Wilson, a Scotchman, and remained in Va. 1. John Lumpkins, b. in 
Pittsylvania Co., Va., 14 Jan., 1783, blessed by nature with a fine commanding 
person, upwards of 6 feet high, perfectly erect in his carriage, naturally fluent in 
speech, polite, courteous and exceedingly popular in his deportment, and social 
intercourse with others. He was for many years an acting magistrate, or justice of 
the peace in Wilkes Co. After the creation of Oglethorpe Co., was for many years 
a judge of the Inferior court; member of the convention of 1798 which formed the 
present Constitution of Ga. ; member of the Legislature which passed the rescinding 
Act of the Yazoo Fraud; was elected a Jeffersonian Elector of President and Vice- 
President; for many years clerk of the Superior Court of Oglethorpe. He was a 
trustee of Meson Academy, at Lexington, Ga., — founded as the Academy of Ogle- 
thorpe Co., but on Nov. 27, 1807, became "Meson Academy"; member of the 
executive committee under whose oversight Mercer Institute — founded 1832-'33 — 
now Mercer University, was established; with Thos. Duke and John King was a 
supervisor of the Land Grant Distribution, 1784-1800, in Oglethorpe Co. ("Re- 
moval of the Cherokee Indians from Ga., 1827-1838," by Wilson Lumpkin, Vol. 1, 
Chap. 1; "L. M. & L.," Vol. I, pp. 774, 820, by Knight; also Vol. II, p. 925.) 

John Lumpkin^ m. Lucy Hopso-n, dau. of Capt. Henry Hopson, of Rev'y Army 
(and his wife, Martha Neville, dau. of James Neville and his wife, Lucy Thomas), 
son of William Hopson and his wife, Susan Ragland, dau. of John Ragland and his 
wife, AnuDudley, dau. of John (?) Dudley and his wife, Ursula Beverley, dau. of 
Robert Beverley and his wife, Ursula Byrd, dau. of Wm. Byrd, of Westover. Issue: 
1.— Samuel3; 2.— Wilsons ; 3. — Johns ; 4.— HopsonS; 5. — Georges ; 6. — Williams ; 
7. — Joseph Henrys. 

Will of Samuel Lumpkin, Feb'y 10, 1847, WiU Book D, p. 303, Lexington: 
"Beloved wife, Lucy Lumpkin, formerly Lucy Johnson, property which I received 
as a legacy in her name from the estate of her first husband, . . one dozen Windsor 
chairs, one set of mahogany dining tables, carriage and horses, silver spoons, two 
looking glasses, my Bible and Scot's Commentary. My wife, Lucy, to be Exr. of my 
will and Guardian of my three youngest chn., (viz) Calender, George and Lena. 
My sons, George, Joseph, Jack C. Lumpkin. My nine chn., Henry H., Martha A., 
Sarah P., Samuel J., Jack C, Joseph, Callender, George and Lena. 


"WILLIAM BOOTH J^ "Rec'd Nov. 12, 18.53. 

Samuel Lumpkins, m., 21 June, 1815, Mary Arnold (Marriage License Book, 
Lexington, Ga., p. 190, No. 1366) of Oglethorpe Co., and had among others: Joseph 
Henry Lumpkin*, of Lexington, Ga., m. Sarah Elizabeth Johnson, dau. of James 
and Lucy (Deupree) Johnson, and had, among others: 1. — Lucy Lumpkin, m. 
Thomas (?) Olive, and had Hon. Samuel L. Olive, lawyer of Augusta, Ga., and 
president of the Ga. State Senate; 2. — Samuel Lumpkin*, late Associate Justice State 

216 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Supreme Court, m. Miss Kate Richardson, dau. of Walker and Martha Elizabeth 
(Sanford) Richardson, of Russell Co., Ala., gr. dau. of William Norville and Susan 
(Watkins) Richardson, of Glennville, Ala., of Adolphus MitcheU and Sophia Maria 
(Walton) Sanford, of Glennville, Ala. 

Since the death of her husband, Mrs. Kate Lumpkin has given her talents and 
services unstintedly and wholeheartedly to the public. Though retiring, unassum- 
ing and self effacing; shrinking from the spot light of publicity; by preeminent 
success as leader in every cause to which she applied her splendid abilities, has won 
for herself the esteem and admiration, not only of Atlantians, but of all Georgians. 
She has been tactful, resourceful, efficient and eminently successful in her every 
undertaking. On 22nd Dec, 1921, the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Chamber 
of Commerce, by a unanimous vote, awarded her a citation, engraved on parchment, 
for distinguished service to City, State, and Humanity at Large, an honor richly 
deserved and graciously bestowed. 

2. Wilson Lumpkins, b. in Pittsylvania Co., Va., 14 Jan'y, 1783. "This extra- 
ordinary man (Wilson Lumpkin) was one of the dominant figures of his day in 
Georgia. . . He was member of Congress and United States Senator. Twice in 
succession, he filled the office of Governor; in 1823 commissioned by President 
Monroe to mark the boundary line between Ga. and Fla. . . . Under the Cherokee 
Treaty, 1835, appointed by Gen'l Jackson to act for the Government. Was for 
years president of the Board of Trustees of the U. of Ga." (Knight's Georgia.) 
In 1805, when 22 years old, almost unanimously elected to the State Legislature; 
served in that body till 1814. In 1814, elected to Congress, served one term; in 
1820, to State Legislature; 1826, re-elected to Congress, served continuously till 
1831; Governor of Georgia, 1831, and again, 1833. In 1837, elected to U. S. Senate 
and continued a member until 1841. "From his 16th to his 60th year (a term of 
44 years) he was constantly in public life, filling almost every office in the gift of 
the people, and in all performing arduous, faithful and valuable service." He was 
a devout member of the Baptist church, and fulfilled his obligations of service there 
as faithfully as in secular affairs." "His long and honorable public service proves 
he never lost the confidence of his fellow citizens. It was no small thing to serve 
in Congress and Senate with such men as Calhoun, Webster, Clay, Forsyth, Pinckney 
and Randolph. There were giants in those days." The county of Lumpkin in Ga. 
named in his honor in 1832, also the town of Lumpkin in Stewart Co., Ga. 

Wilson Lumpkins (John2, Georgei) m. (I) at age of 18, 26 Nov., 1800, 
Elizabeth Walker, age 14, dau. of Rev. Sanders Walker, a Baptist minister, and his 
wife, Sarah Lamar, widow Cinquefield; m. (II) 1 Jan'y» 1821, Annis Hopkins, h. 
18 Feb'y, 1790, of Morgan Co. (pro.). Issue by 1st mar.: 1. — Lucy Hopson 
Lumpkin*, b. 28 Feb'y, 1803; d. 24 Aug., 1888; m. 27 Nov., 1820, Middleton Popes, 
1794-1850; 2.— Ann Lumpkin*, m. Augustus Aldeni, lo Jan'y, 1823; 3.— Pleiades 
Orion Lumpkin*, m. in August, 1830, Margaret Wilkinson; 4. — Wilson Lumpkin, Jr.*; 
5. — William Lumpkin*; 6. — Elizabeth Lumpkin, m. Wilson O. B. Whatley, 16 Dec, 
1836. (For issue of 2, 3, and 6 see "Annals of Athens," p. 463, by A. L. Hull.) 

Issue by 2nd mar.: 7. — Samuel Hopkins Lumpkin*, b. in Morgan Co., 17 Oct., 
1821; d. in Athens, Ga., 18 Feb'y, 1839, said to have had a brilliant mind; 8. — John 
Calhoun Lumpkin*, m. 1870, in Polk Co., Susan Whitehead Rosseau (or Reauson), 
no issue; 9. — Martha Lumpkin*, m. 18 Dec, 1878, Thomas M. Compton. "Marthas- 
ville," first name for city of Atlanta, was in her honor. She d. in Decatur, Ga., circa 
1919. No issue. 

3. John Lumpkins (John2, Georgei), better known as "Jack," b. 4 Oct., 1785; 
d. 1 Aug., 1839, m. 15 Dec, 1807, his cousin, Ann Ragland Lumpkin (or Hopson?) 
d. 13 March, 1871. He was a Baptist minister and lived at Antioch, Oglethorpe 
Co., Ga. 

4. Hopson Lumpkin^ (John2, Georgei) m. Miss Milner and had, among others, 
dau., Sarah G. Lumpkin*, d. 1860, m. Gen'l Philip Cook, and they were the parents 
of Mrs. William Lawson (Lucy) Peel, and of Gen. Philip Cook, Jr., dec'd. 

6. William Lumpkins (Johns, Georgei), m. 29 Jan'y, 1801, Elizabeth Ragan, 
dau. of Jonathan Ragan, Sr., of Oglethorpe Co. (Mar. Record Book, Oglethorpe Co., 
p. 129, No. 306.) He was high sheriff of Oglethorpe Co. and Lieut, in the Indian 

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Wars succeeding the Revolution. One descdt. is Mrs. Sam'l McKnight Green, 
Missouri School for the Blind, St. Louis, Mo. 

7. Joseph Henry Lumpkin^ (John^, Georgei), the first Chief Justice of the 
Supreme Ck)urt of Ga., b. in Oglethorpe Co., 23 Dec, 1799. Graduated with high 
honor from Princeton; admitted to the bar in 1820; elected chief justice in 1846. 
("White's His'l Col. of Ga.," pp. 395-'6.) He m. CaUender Grieve, of MilledgeviUe, 
Ga. Children, order conjectural: 1. — Lucy Lumpkin*, m. Dr. William Gerdine. 
(For issue see "Annals of Athens," p. 462, by Hull) ; 2. — Marion McHenry 
Lumpkin*, m. Gen'l T. R. R. Cobb and had: (1) Lucy Cobb, d. in girlhood — ^"Lucy 
Cobb Institute," Athens, Ga., named in her memory; (2) Sallie Cobb., m. Capt. 
Harry Jackson, dec'd; (3) Callie Cobb, m. Augustus Hull; (4) Marian Cobb, m. 
Hoke Smith, ex-U. S. Senator; 3. — Callie Lumpkin*, m. Porter King, from which 
union came, with others, Hon. Porter King, dec'd, former mayor of Atlanta, Ga., 
who m. Carrie Remson; 4. — Joseph Troup Lumpkin*, m. Miss King; 5. — WiUiam 
Wilberforce Lumpkin*, m. Louise King, dau. of Gen'l Porter King, of Ala., and 
had: (1) Edwin K. Lumpkins, a prominent lawyer of Athens, m. Mary Thomas; 
(2) Joseph Henry Lumpkin II^\ late Associate Justice of the State Supreme Court, 
d. unm.; 6.— Miller C. Lumpkin*, N. R.; 7. — Edward P. Lumpkin*, N. R.; 8.— 
Robert Lumpkin*, d. unm.; 9. — James Lumpkin*, d. unm.; 10. — Chas. M. Lumpkin*; 
11. — Frank Lumpkin*, m. Kate Wilcox and left a son, Frank G. Lumpkin, m. Annie 
L. Garrard, of Columbus, Ga., and a dau., name not given. 

From the foregoing it will be seen that from this Lumpkin family came: a 
Governor of the State, two U. S. Senators, three State Supreme Court Justices — a 
fourth declined appointment, — one having been chief justice, three Superior Court 
Judges, one Congressman, a president of the State Senate, and a Mayor of the City 
of Atlanta, Ga. Truly it is a distinguished record, unsurpassed by that of any 
family in the state, an heritage rich in honors and fame which should prove an in- 
spiration to their descendants. 

Rev. George Lumpkin, Will, 26 Nov., 1857; rd 19 Jan'y, 1858. WUl Book D, 
pp. 365 to 374. Wife Lucy; dau., Angelina Davis; son, John H.; deceased dau., 
Matilda Milner; dau. Sarah G. Varner; my son, George; dau. Martha E. Moore. 
Wit.: (Signed) GEORGE LUMPKIN 

DAVID C. BARROW ] (Note. — I remember going to Marietta when I was 
JAMES JEWEL \ a little child to see my bro., James Barrow, who 

WILLIAM JEWEL, Jr. J was a cadet at the Ga. Mil. Inst, under Col. 
(Vide Record Ante p. 68) Brumby, commandant. We staid with some cousins 

named Varner and Milner.— Mrs. E. B. S.) 

Joseph Lumpkini, Will, March 25, 1803; rd 27 Jan'y, 1806 (Will Book A, 
p. 164). Son John Lumpkin; dau. Ann B. Bailey; gr. dau. Polly Lumpkin; son 
William Lumpkin; son Joseph Lumpkin; loving wife, Ann Lumpkin. Exrs. : Sons, 
Joseph and William Lumpkin. (Signed) JOSEPH LUMPKIN 


[The above Joseph Lumpkin was a brother of George, and gr. uncle of Wilson 
Lumpkin. — L. J. H.] 

William Lumpkin, Will, Feb'y 8, 1847; rd 10 July, 1847. (Will Book D, p. 219, 
Oglethorpe Co.) My wife, Susannah Lumpkin (vide below) 605 A where I now live; 
son, Pittman Lumpkin; dau. Mary Ann Wright; dau. Frances Bell; son Richard B. 
Lumpkin; son-in-law, Thomas I. Britain; John B. Hawkins [relationship not 
stated]; son, Joseph I. Lumpkin; Elizabeth Lumpkin, widow and relict of my son, 
William, dec'd. Children of my deceased children, Frances Bell and William 
Lumpkin. Exrs.: my two sons J. I. Lumpkin, J. B. H. Lumpkin. 




In oldest marriage license book, Oglethorpe Co., p. 190, is recorded mar. license 
of William Lumpkin to Susannah Edwards, 6 June, 1815, No. 1363. (Vide Will of 
Wm. Lumpkin above.) 

218 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Note: — In the following, the language of the inscriptions, but not the forms — 
the usual ones, — are given: 

McINTOSH, MAJ. GEN. LACHLAN— Upright Granite Monument. Date, 

Feb. 20, 1806. Erected by His Great Grandson, Frederick Hampden Winston. 
jv. Note: — The Mclntoshes were ruined financially by the uprising in 1715. John 

d < Mohr Mcintosh was only 16, but his uncle, Brig. Gen. William Mcintosh, was one 
of the most prominent in that fracas, and even his nephew's property was con- 

__ fiscated. Lachlan, 2nd son of John Mohr Mackintosh, Chief of the Borlam branch 

of the House of Moy, and his wife, Marjory Fraser, daughter of Eraser of Garth- 
more; was born in Scotland and came with his father to Georgia when 10 years 
of age. These Mackintoshes descend from Shaw MacDuff, second son of Duncan, 
fifth (5th) earl of Fife, who died 1154. (See Casey's Craig Phadric 1811). The 

\ name is written Mcintosh in Georgia. In the attack on St. Augustine, 1740, John 

JU-^ Mohr Mcintosh, who had been put in command, by General Oglethorpe, of the out- 
post of Darien, commanded a company of Highlanders, and at the battle of Fort 
Moosa, was wounded and taken prisoner, and held a prisoner in Spain for two 
years. General Oglethorpe took his sons, William and Lachlan into his own Regi- 
ment as Cadets, and records show they fought with the "Highlanders" in the battle 

^ of "Bloody Marsh", 1742. John Mohr Mcintosh was a delegate to the first legisla- 

tive Assembly in Georgia, 1751, from St. Andrew's parish. In January, 1775, a 
District Congress was held in St. Andrew's parish, endorsing "the resolutions of the 
Grand American Congress" and declaring they "never would be slaves". Lachlan 

"I Mcintosh was one of the signers, as were his brothers, William and George. He 

fv, married Sarah Threadcraft, left no descendants in the male line, his sons dying 
before him without issue. He had several daughters who married and left children. 
Mcintosh County in Georgia was named for the Mcintosh family, (1793). See 
("National Portrait GaUery of Distinguished Americans"; "Life of Gen, Oglethorpe", 
Vol. 1, Ga. Histl. Pubs.; Ga. Col. Records; Family Records; White's Statistics). 

McINTOSH, GEN. LACHLAN— White marble slab, flat on the ground. 


Note: — Revolutionary Services: Delegate from St. Andrew's Parish to im- 
portant Provincial Congress assembled in Savannah, July 4th, 1775. Colonel of first 
battalion of troops for defense of Georgia, organized January 6, 1776. One of the 
two Generals appointed from Georgia in the War of the Revolution by Continental 
Congress. Representative from Council of Safety in Georgia, with John Houston 
and Jonathan Bryan, "to confer with Gen. Charles Lee, by his request to plan opera- 
tions against the Banditti in Florida". Transferred in 1779 for service in Virginia 
under Gen. Washington's immediate command, taking with him as Stafif officers, 
"his son, Captain Lachlan Mcintosh and his young friend, Captain John Berrien". 
Served first in advance of the Central Army, later in "command of Western 
Virginia and Pennsylvania, in which campaign he was eminently successful". "Fort 
Mcintosh" in Pennsylvania named in his honor. He applied to be returned to 
Georgia, in 1779, to take part in the campaign against Savannah. His application 
approved by General Washington in a complimentary letter, was granted by 
Congress. Served as 2nd in command under Gen. Lincoln, in the siege of Savannah 
and the assault on Spring Hill redoubt, October, 1779. When Charleston sur- 
rendered to Gen. Qinton he was taken prisoner, was exchanged for Gen. O'Hara. 
After the Revolution lived in Savannah until his death. Was delegate to Continental 
Congress, 1784. Commissioner on boundary line between Georgia and South 
Carolina, and filled other offices of honor and trust. He was an original member of 
"The Society of the Cincinnati in Georgia" and for years its President. One of the 
founders of the Scottish "Society of St. Andrew's" and its first President, (1791). 
See ("Biographical Sketches of Delegates from Georgia to the Continental Congress" 
by C. C. Jones; and other Histories). 

Charles Harris, a leading lawyer of Savannah, married 1798 Catherine Mc- 
Cauley Mcintosh, daughter of General Lachlan Mcintosh. See his will. 

AND Allied Families 219 

Nicholas S. Bayard, M. D., married Sarah Elizabeth, daughter of Charles and 
Catherine Mcintosh Harris and grand daughter of General Lachlan Mcintosh. 

Date relating to the demolition of the Family Vault of GEN. LACHLAN Mc- 
INTOSH, OF THE REVOLUTIONARY ARMY— White marble slab flat on the 
ground, formerly affixed to the front of the vault. 

Note: — During the "War between the States" when General Sherman occupied 
Savannah, 1864, the Colonial Cemetery, then enclosed by a high brick wall, was used 
as a stable yard for army wagons and teams. Many of the vaults were broken into, 
among them that of General Mcintosh, which was so badly injured it fell into ruins. 
Mr. Charles Spalding Wylly, a great-grand nephew of General Mcintosh, writes 
under date, February 25th, 1920: "I perfectly remember the condition of the vault 
in 1868, the roof had broken in, and had fallen inwards carrying the coffins in the 
debris. Mr. Nicholas Bayard, of Rome, Georgia, who had married Sarah Harris, 
grand daughter of General Lachlan Mcintosh, and Colonel Charles Spalding, met in 
Savannah, the two, with the approbation of John McQueen Mcintosh, ordered Mr. 
Walker, a stone mason of Savannah, to fill the enclosure, remove the sides, place the 
stones that bore the epitaphs flat on the ground and place an iron rail, supported by 
six stone posts around the spot. Which was done by Mr. Walker in 1869. The bill 
of Mr. Walker was $83.00, and was paid, one-half by Mr. Bayard and one-half by 
Mr. Spalding; even now I believe I could find Mr. Walker's receipt for payment." 

Letter signed: C. S. Wylly. 

AGE AT SAVANNAH, ON THE 10th NOV., 1794r-White marble slab broken in 
two, flat on the ground, formerly affixed to North front of the Family Vault of 
Gen. Lachlan Mcintosh. 

Note: — James Spalding of the "Ashantilly" Spalding family. County Perth, 
Scotland, was born 1735. He was heir to the estate and Barony of Ashantilly. 
(See Reg. Sassines, County Perth, 1743). He came to Georgia 1760, his home called 
"Retreat" was on St. Simon's Island, Georgia; he held the original grant to the land. 
Bartram in his "Travels", 1774-5, teUs of visiting him on St. Simon's and the fine 
hospitality he received. He also owned and at one time lived in Gen. Oglethorpe's 
house, where his son, Hon. Thomas Spalding, of Sapelo Island, was born (1774). He 
married Margery Mcintosh, daughter of Major William Mcintosh of the Continental 
line and Mary MacKay, his wife, 1772. (Watkins Digest.) Died in Savannah on 
his way to a meeting of the Legislature in Augusta, the then Capitol, and was 
interred in the vault of his wife's uncle. General Mcintosh. (Family Records; 
Watkins Digest; "Life of Oglethorpe", Vol. 1, Ga. Hisl. So. Pubs.; "The Spalding 

The Spalding family were impoverished by participation in the various absortive 
Stuart uprisings prior to 1745. Thomas Spalding had taken an active part in these 
and thereby ruined himself financially. He, shortly after 1745, mortgaged certain 
portions of the Ashantilly estate and took service, as many other Stuart adherents 
did, in the Lowlands — the Dutch Republic — as Lieut, under Gen. Sir James Stuart, 
and of a winter's night in 1749 perished while crossing the Rhine with his corps. He 
had married c. 1734, in Edinburg, Scotland, Anna Lermouth, d. 17 Feby., 1780, who 
some 5 or 6 years after her husband's death, m. Murdock McLean — of the McLean 
family, of the Island of Mullah— Capt. in the 1st Reg. English Troops. 

Thomas and Anna (Lermouth) Spalding left several children, but only one grew 
to manhood, viz., James Spalding, b. 1735; d. 1794; m. 5 Nov., 1772, Margery Mc- 
intosh, b. 1754; d. 30 March, 1818, and had one child: Thomas Spalding, b. 25 March, 
1774; d. 4 Jany., 1854, who m. 5 Nov., 1795, Sarah Leake, b. 1778; d. 18 May. 1843, 
and had: James Spalding, b. 12 Dec, 1797; d. 24 Nov., 1820, without issue; Charles 
Harris Spalding, b. 17 Jany., 1808; d. s. p., 4 Feby., 1887; m. 7 March, 1839, 
Evelyn Kell; Randolph Spalding, b. 22 Dec, 1822; d. 25 Mch., 1862; m. 7 Dec, 1843, 
Mary Dorothea Bass and had: Sarah Elizabeth Spalding, b. 6 Sept., 1844; m. 
Archibald McKinley, no issue ; Thos. Bourke Spalding, b. 23 Feby., 1851 ; d. 5 Sept., 
1884; m. 3 Nov., 1874, Ella Patience Barrow and had: Randolph Spalding, b. 30 
Sept., 1879, and Clara Lucy Spalding, b. 27 May, 1881; d. 3 Sept., 1881. (See ante, 
pp. 81-82). 

220 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

LEAKE, RICHARD — Box tomb, brick sides, white marble top and corners. 

Note: — Richard Leake of the English family of Leke or Leake of "Sutton- 
Scarsdale", Derbyshire, England, was born in Cork, Ireland. Was educated as a 
surgeon in the office of his uncle. Dr. John Leake of London, who founded a 
hospital at Westminster. He came to Georgia prior to 1785, became interested in 
the culture of sea-island or black seed cotton, then being introduced, conunercially 
into Georgia. His early experiments are carefully noted in his "Plantation Book", 
beginning 1786, now in possession of his grandson of the 5th degree, Mr. Randolph 
Spalding of this city; these were successful, as he was at one time the largest ex- 
porter of cotton in the State. He was Judge of the Inferior Court of Mcintosh 
County, appointed by Gov. James Jackson, 1800. He married Jean Martin, daughter 
of Clement Martin, Sr., of Jekyl Island, Georgia, who was member Royal Council of 
the Province of Georgia, 1754-1761. Their daughter, Sarah Leake, married Thomas 
Spalding of Sapelo Island, Georgia, in honor of whom Spalding County, in Georgia, 
was named, 1851. (Georgia Colonial Records; Smith's "Story of Georgia"; Family 
Records; White's Statistics). "The Ga. So. C. D. A. made a complete record of all 
the tombs in old Christ Church Cemetery, now Colonial Park, for publication at 
some future time". 


Micajah McGehee, b. c. 1745; d. 31 July, 1811; m. c. 1769, Anne Scott, b. c. 
1753; d. 23 Feby., 1816, dau. of Capt. James Scotts (b. c. 1725; d. after the Revn., in 
S. C; m. c. 1750) and his wife, Frances Collier, of Pr. Edward Co., Va., b. c. 1731, 
dau. of John Collier, d. 1735, and his wife Nancy Eyres (or Eppes). ("Goode's Va. 
Cousins", p. 50C; "E. S. of Ala.", p. 443). 

John Collier was Capt. of infantry in King and Queen Co., Va., 12 June, 1702 
(Va. Coll. Militia, p. 97). He m. 3 times — 1st, Miss Ballard, no issue; 2nd, Miss 
Gaines— one child, John Collier, Jr.; 3rd, Nancy Eyres (or Eppes), who bore him 8 
children — of whom Frances was either youngest or next to youngest. 

Micajah McGehee, 1745-1811, was the son of Edward McGehee, of Cumberland 
Co., Va. (will 4 April, 1770; pr. 26 Jany., 1771), and his wife Elizabeth DeJar- 
nette, pro. dau. of John DeJarnette — progenitor of the family in Ama. ("Francis 
Morgan, an Early Va. Burgess, etc.", p. 83, by Mrs. Annie Noble Sims). 

Edward McGehee was the son of Thomas Mack Gehee, the immigrant and his 
wife, Ann Baytop, dau. of Thos. Baytop, b. in County Kent, England, 1676, — will, 
1727, published in "E. S. of Ala." (His. of 2 Va. Fams. transplanted from Co. Kent, 
Eng. to Va.). 

Capt. James Scott, 1725-178 — , was the son of Thomas Scott and his wife, Ann 
Baytops, dau. of Thos. Baytop III and his wife .... Alexander*, dau. of Dr. 
David Alexander and his wife Ann Morgans^ dau. of Francis Morgans, son of Capt. 
Francis Morgani. ^ 

Thomas Baytop III, b. 9 May, 1676, in Comity Kent, Eng., was son of Thomas 
Baytop, Jr. (and his wife, Hannah . . . . ), son of Thomas Baytopi and his wife, 
.... Pell, of Kent Co., Eng. 

Capt. Francis Morgani had only one child, Francis Morgan^, b. pro. in 1736, who 
left two daus.: Sarah Morgan, who m. Thos. Buckner; Ann Morgan, who m. Dr. 
David Alexander, of Gloucester Co., Va. ("Francis Morgan", &c, p. 21, by Mrs. 
Annie Noble Sims). 

Francis Morgan, mem. H. of Burgesses from York Co., 1647, 1652-'3. ("Francis 
Morgan, &c", p. 1). 

Capt. James Scotte was a Capt. in the Revy. Army in Va. and later in S. C. 
He removed from Prince Edward Co., Va., to Abbeville Dist., S. C, where he d. 
after the Revn. For Revy. services see: ("Goode's Va. Cousins", p. 60C; "Stub 
Entries to Indents for Revy. Claims", p. 307, by A. S. Salley; D. A. R. records of 
Mrs. Annie Noble Sims, Natl. No. 42392, and of Mrs. Tallulah Gackett Woods, Nat. 
No. 12473; "Francis Morgan, &c", p. 52). 

For Revy. services of Micajah McGehee, see: Certificate by L. H. Badon, Ordi- 


nary of Oglethorpe Co., made 29 March, 1915, as given in "Francis Morgan, an 
Early Va. Burgess, &c", p. 77. 


Michael Macquinney was the first of the name in Ama. of whom we have defi- 
nite knowledge, and the earliest record relating to him is his will, which we find in 
I. of W. Co., Va., Deed Boolt 2, p. 254, as follows: 

In the name of God Amen this 15th day of April in the year of our Lord, 
1686 according to the computation of the Church of England, I Michael Mack- 
quinney of the Western Branch within the County of the Isle of Wight planter 
being of perfect sense and memory praysed be God do, make and ordain this my 
last Will and Testament in manner and form following viz: 

First, I bequeath my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my maker, hoping 
that I through the meritorious death and passion of Jesus Christ my only Savior 
and Redeemer receive free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and as for my 
body to be buried in Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter 

(1) Item. I give and bequeath unto my wife Elizabeth Mackquinney my 
plantation that I now live upon during her life and after her decease unto my 
young Son Barnaby Mackquinney. Running upon the South east of the Spring 
Branch belonging to my manor house to Cart path to the white oak lying by said 

(2) Item. I give unto my eldest son John Mackquinney all the rest of my 
land upon the north west side of the forest spring branch, always provided that he 
the aforesaid John doth settle and seat upon it, otherwise to redound to his Mother 
my wife Elizabeth Macquinney and she to dispose of the land as she shall think fit 
notwithstanding anything to the contrary. 

(3) Item. I give unto my Son Barnaby Mackquinney one feather bed. 

(4) Item. I do hereby constitute and ordain my wife Elizabeth Mackquinney 
to be my whole and sole Executrix of all the whole rest of my whole estate both 
moveable and immoveable by this my last Will and testament, revoking all other 
wills and testaments whatsoever in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand 
and Seal the dav and year above written. 

Witnesses: Robert Cooper, Mary Donel, Jeremiah Exum, John Moore. 
Proved in open court held for the Isle of Wight County August 9th, 1686 by 
the oath of Robert Cooper, Jeremiah Exum and John Moore to be the Will of 
Michael Mackquinnev. John Pitt — C. O. C. 


I. of W., Va., Deed B'k 1 (1688-1704), p. 339. 

The Deposition of Thomas Reeves about 52 years or thereabouts showeth that 
ye depon't knoweth that Michael Mackquinney was possessed of a piece of land in 
his life tyme and by his last Will and Testament he gave his mannor plantation to 
his. younger son Barnaby Mackquinney, but after his decease the land was found to 
escheat, and I havin the land in my Custody holding it by my wife Elizabeth's right 
and possession, her aforesaid Husband Michael Mackqu'nney gave it to her for her 
life tyme, but there was agreement made between ye depon't and John Mackquinney 
that he should enter an escheat upon his Brother's land in his name, in behalf of 
his Brother Barnaby, Because ye sd. Barnaby Mackquinney was not of age and ye 
depon't hath paid ye full Composition for ye Escheat in Barnaby Mack- 

quinney's behalf therefore ye deponent will certifj- upon oath in open court and 
further saith not. January 10th, 1801. (Signed) Thomas Reeves. 

Chas. Chapman, Clerk Ct. 

I. of W., Va., Deed B'k 1 (1688-1704), p. 340. 

The deposition of Elizabeth Reeves aged about 60 years or thereabouts that ye 
deponent knoweth that my afore, husband Michael Mackquinney was possessed of a 
Pattent of Land and by his last Will and Testament he gave his manor plantation 
to his younger son Barnaby Mackquinney but after my husband's decease the land 
was found to be escheat wherefore my sonne John Mackquinney entered an Escheat 

222 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

upon his Brother Barnaby Mackquinney's land in his own name because that 

the aforesaid Barnaby was not of age and thus far ye deponent knows that my hus- 
band Thomas Reeves hath paid a in my son Barnaby's behalf, this your 
deponent is willing to testify upon oath in Open Court, Further saith not. 
Sworn in open Court, December 9th, 1701. Elizabeth Reeves. 

I. of W.B'k 1704-1715, p. 19. 

Thomas Reeves and Elizabeth his wife of the County of Isle of Wight for a 
certain sum of tobacco sell to Richard Exum of ye afsd. County 200 Acres of land 
in County mentioned, lying along main Blackwater part of a Pattent of 740 Acres 
granted to sd. Thomas Reeves October 24th, 1701. THOMAS REEVES. 

Dated August 4th, 1704. ELIZABETH REEVES. 

Wit.: Phillip Raphard, Barnaby Mackinne. Rd. October 9th, 1704. 

I. of W. B'k, 1704-1715, p. 83. 

Richard Exum sells this land to Richard Lewis of Isle of Wight, March 9th, 
1707/8. Wit.: Joseph Bridger, Jr., Wm. Speis (?). Recorded by Captain Richard 
Exum 9th . . . . , 1707/8. Chas. Chapman, Clerk. 

Richmond, Va., L. O. B'k 9, p. 98. — To all and Whereas a certain tract of land 
lying in Nansemond Co. containing 450 Acres late in the possession of Michael 
MacKenny late of the said County, deceased, is lately found to escheat to his sacred 
Majesty from the said Michael McKenny as by an inquisition recorded in the 
Sheriff's under the hand and seal of Thos. Milner Escheat of the County and a jury 
sworn before him for the purpose dated the 15th day of August 1692 may appear 
for which said land John MacKenny of the said County hath made his composition 
to the said Letters Patent Know you therefore that I the said Sir Edmund Andros, 
Jr., his Majesty's Lord & Governor General of Va. doe give & grant unto John 
MacKenny ye said 450 Acres of land lying in Nansemond County aforesaid accord- 
ing to ye most ancient & lawful bounds thereof to have & to hold, etc. Dated Oct. 
20, 1697. (Signed) E. Andros. 

E. Jennings, Deputy Secretary. 

John MacKenneys, the elder son, was b. c. 1668', d. 1708-'10, leaving a son 
Michael MacKenney3, who with his wife Rose on April 10, 1710, executed a deed 
as follows: Michael Mackquinny in Isle of Wight County & Rose, his wife, to 
Richard Exum of Nanzimond County for "a certain sum of tobacco" sell to Richard 
Exum 200 Acres of land in Western Branch of Nanzimond in ye County of Isle of 
Wight that is to say ye land & plantation my Grandfather Michael Mackquinny, 
deceased, lived on being part of a Pattent of 450 Acres of land granted to my 
Father John Mackquinny & adjoining Mr. Jeremiah Exum on ye upper side & the 
land of John Gay on the lower, now in the possession of ye sd Richard Exum. 
Wit.: Wm. Grumpier, Wm. Scott, Jr. Michael Macquinny. 

(Book 1704-1715', p. 140; Deed Book 2, p. 148). Rose Mackquinny." 

Michael Mackquinny and Rose, his wife, to Henry Gay 150 Acres, part of a 
patent granted to John Mackquinny, deed., for 450 acres. Isle of Wight Co., April 
20, 1694. Michael X Mackquinny. 

Rose X Mackquinney. 
Wit.: Richard Exum, Wm. Grumpier, Wm. Scott, Jr. (Book 2, p. 1.57). 

John MacKenny suit against Peter Cartwright, 1708. (Norfolk C«. Book 8, 
p. 17). 

Barnaby Macquenny, the younger son, was b. c. 1673; d. c. 1740 in Edgecombe 
Co., N. C. He rec'd a deed to land from his brother, John Macquenny, June 7, 1694. 

I. of W., Va., Deed B'k 1, p. 340. Book 1688-1704. 

Know all people to whom these presents shall come Barnabj^ Mackquinny and 
Mary his wife send Greeting in our Lord God Everlasting Know ye that I the said 
Barnaby Mackquinny and Mary my wife of the County of the Isle of Wight for 
divers good causes and Considerations we hereunto moving but more especially for 
and in Consideration of a Certain sum of Tobacco to us in hand paid the receipt 
whereof we do hereby acknowledge have give granted bargained sold conveyed and 
confirmed and by these presents do sell etc. unto Richard Exum of the aforesaid 
County a parcel of land to say my Father Michael Mackquinny's Manor plantation 
beginning at the foot of his Spring Branch touching Henry Gay's line, at the Main 

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Swamp, that is to say all the land given me by my Father's last Will and Testament, 
situate lying and being in the Isle of Wight, being part of an escheat Pattent 
granted to my Brother John Mackquinny deceased, bearing date the 20th of April, 
1694. Barnaby Mackinne. 

Mary Mackinne. 

Wit.: James Webb, Jno. Council. Recorded 9th 30th 1703. To Captain Rich- 
ard Exum. 

tobacco. "John Macquinney conveyed this land to Barnaby his Brother by an 
instrument of writing bearing date Jan. 13-1694 but before John could make a law- 
ful conveyance of same he dyed. 

But notwithstanding Barnabj^ Mackquinny had made a conveyance to Richard 
Exum, if the heirs of John Macquinny when they come to age of 21 years shall make 
a lawfull Conveyance of sd. land to the sd. Richard Exum the above obligation to 
be void, otherwise to remain in full force. Barnaby Macquinney. 

Wit.: Henry Pitt, John Council. Chas. Chapman, C. C. C. (Deed B'k 1, p.' 345.) 

Barnaby McKinnies m., pro. in Sept., 1703, Mary (Exum) Ricks, widow of Jacob 
Ricks, son of Isaac and Kathren Ricks, and dau. of Jeremiah Exum and his wife, 
Ann Lawrence, dau. of John Lawrence. (See Exums.) 

"Jacob Rickesis, the son of Isaac Rickesis, and Mary Exum both of the County 
of the Isle of Wight propounded their marriage before a meeting of Men & Women 
friends at our Publick meeting house in Chuckatuck on the ninth day of the ninth 
Mo. 1699 last past and coming before the meeting the second time at our publick 
meeting house in Chuckatuck on the 14 day of the 10 mo 1699 were married. 

Joseph Rickesis 
Mary M. Exum. 

Isaac Rickesis, Jno. Rickesis, Abraham Rickesis, James Denson, John Denson, 
Daniel Sanborn, Rich'd Exum, Thos. Page, ffrances Denson, Rich'd RattcliflF, Mary 
Lawrence, Joane Lawrence, Jno. RatclifF, flFrances Bridle, Elizabeth Lawrence, 
Nathan New by, Henry Wiggs, Sarah Sanbourne, Sarah Horning, Elizabeth Ratt- 
cliff." (Early Quaker Records in Va.; So. His. Assn. Pubs., Vol. 6, p. 309). 

Jacob Ricks was a witness on March 16, 1703, to the marriage of his brother 
Abraham Ricks to Mary Bellson (So. His. Assn. Pubs., Vol. 6, p. 408) and an im- 
perfect record of his death is as follows: "Jacob Rickesis son of Isaac and Kathren 
his wife d. (5 & 9 [both erased, or rather crossed out] of the 5 mo. . . [the year 
not given, but it was 1703]. (S. H. A. Pubs., Vol. 7, pp. 209-210). We have before 
shown that Barnaby McKinnie and his wife Mary executed a deed on 9th month, 
30th day, 1703. Appraisement made of Estate of Jacob Ricks, Oct. 1704, by Jacob 
Darden and Henry Pope. (Book 2, p. 483). 


"ffrom our mans meeting held at Chuckatuck on the 14th day 7 mo 1704 the 
Difference depending between Jeremiah Exum and Isaac Ricks, Sr., is finally ended 
upon this Provisor Isaac Ricks Junior and Robt. Ricks his brother hath each of 
them alike past their obligation for two thousand pounds of tobacco to the Widow 
namely Mary Ricks the widow of Jacob Ricks, deed., which is done in liew of his 
children's part or portion of land or anything else which may be claimed after the 
decease of the said Isaac Ricks, Sr., and we are witnesses of the same whose names 
are heare Inserted. Nathan Newby, Jno. Porter, Benj. Small, Daniel Sanborn, Jno. 
Small, and Jno. Murdah. ffrom our mens meeting at our Meeting House at Chuck- 
atuck in ye County of Nansemond Virginia held the 8 day of the first 1703/4." 
(So. His. Assn. Pubs., Vol. 6, p. 409). 

Will of Isaac Ricks, "26th day of the 7th month Called September in the year 
1721"; Rd April 24th, 1724. To my son Isaac Ricks land he now lives on; to my 
son Abraham Ricks; to my son Robert Ricks, land where my son John formerly 
lived; to my son James Ricks my Great Bible and land; to my daughter Jean 
Ricks [unm.]. 

Item 6th. "I give to my two gran Children Isaac & Martha the children of 

224 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

my son Jacob Rickes, deceased, each of them one shilling". Exrs.: My son James 
and my daughter Jeane Isaac Rickes. 

Wit.: John Sellaway, Thomas Sikes, Wm. Denson, John Page, Wm. Wilkinson. 

.... Lightfoot, Clerk Ct. 

Barnaby McKinnie^ was a very large land owner. Besides what he inherited 
and much that he acquired by purchase, he received grants in Isle of Wight Co. 
aggregating 5448 acres of land for the transportation of 109 persons as shown by 
the records in the office of the Register of the Land Office, Richmond, Va. (Book 
9, p. 472; Book 10, pp. 130, 147, 201 and 222; W. & M. Q., Vol. XXVII, No. 1, 
. . . July, 1918— p. 59, footnotes). 

He removed to Edgecombe Co., N. C, about 1721 or '2, and settled near Cale- 
donia (then a part of Chowan, later of Bertie, then Edgecombe), and became one 
of the most prominent, wealthy and influential men of the old North State, with large 
land holdings in Bertie, Edgecombe, Northampton, and other Counties. He was 
appointed a Justice by the Lords Proprietors July, 1722. A general Court for the 
Province was held at the Court House in Edenton, July, 1722. Present, Chris. Gale, 
Esq., Chief Justice. A new Commission from ye Lords Proprietors appointing Jno. 
Palin, Robt. West, Jno. Worley, Edmund Gale, Adam Cockburn, Henry Clayton, 
Jno. Solley, John Cotton, Cullen Pollock, Barnaby McKinnie, Justices, was read. 
(N. C. H. & G. Reg., 2-1-149) ; Commissioner of the Peace, Bertie Precinct, April 
19, 1724 (C. R. N. C, Vol. 2, p. 526), and Oct. 31, 1724 (Ibid, p. 570). 

Edmund Gale, Barnaby McKinnie, Wm. Downing, Robt. Lloyd, John Alston, 
John White, Thos. Lovick and Richard Greaves were appointed Justices of the Gen- 
eral Court for that part of the Province of N. C. which lies East of Cape Fear 
River [date not given, but in the '20s]. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 2-2-298). Barnaby 
McKirmie, General Court Oyer and Terminer, Edenton, N. C, Mch. 29, 1726, Chris- 
topher Gale, Chief Justice; Commission of Barnaby McKinnie as Associate Judge 
of the General Court of N. C, 6 Oct. 1725/6; also Assistant Judge in 1727. (C. R. 
N. C, Vol. 2, p. 572; N. C. H. & G. Reg., Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 284, 290) ; Commissioner 
of the Peace for Bertie, 14 April, 1726 (C. R. N. C, Vol. 2, p. 607) ; Justice of the 
Peace for this Government, 29 Dec, 1726 (N. C. H. & G. Reg., Vol. 3, No. 2, p. 236) ; 
Member of the General Assembly for Edgecombe, 15 July, 1735 (C. R. N. C, Vol. 4, 
p. 115). In running the boundary line between Va. and N. C, April 4, 1728, Barnaby 
McKinnie was named as on Roanoke division line of Isle of Wight Co. from Bruns- 
wick. The line of division is north to Meherrin River (C. R. N. C, Vol. 2, p. 809).^ 
This probably refers to lands owned by him. '- 

Col. Barnaby McKennie, Srfi, and his wife, Mary (Exum) Ricks had 10 children, 
viz.: 1. — Barnaby McKennie, Jr.3, m. Mary .... (of whom presently); 2. — 
William McKennies, d. 1739 (Halifax Co. Deed Book 1, p. 312); 3.— John McKen- 
nie3, m. Mary . . . . ; his will 28 Feb. 1753. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 1-3-344; Halifax 
Co. Deed Book 1, p. 167); her will 13 Oct., 1754; Nov. Ct. 1754 (N. C. H. & G. 
Reg. 1-3-345); 4.— Richard McKennies, m. Mary . . - . ; his will 10 Aug., 1751; 
Aug. Ct., 1755. No Issue. (Reg. 1-3-350; C. R. N. C, Vol. 6, p. 384); 5.— Robert 
McKennie?' (Halifax Co. Deed Book No. 4, p. 445); 6. — Ann McKennie^, m. William 
Murphy. His will, Edgecombe Co., 23 Jany., 1735-'6; May Ct.. 1737. (q. v.); 7.— 
Mourning McKennie3, b. c, 1704; m. c. 1721, John Pope, b. c. 1700; d. in 1745. 
(C. R. N. C, Vol. 6, pp. 384, 481; S. R. N. C, Vol. 25, p. 465). {See also "Popes") ; 
8. — Patience McKennie'-, m. in 1730, Joseph Lane, b. c. 1705. His will 29 Aug., 
1773; Feby. Ct., 1774, Halifax Co. (See "Isaac Hill" and "Popes"); 9.— Christian 
McKennie^, m. William Hurst; 10.^ — A daughters, name not known, m. John Brown. 
Order of births not known. The various petitions for docking the entail of lands 
devised by Col. Barnaby McKennie- give much information as to the daughters who 
m. Pope, Lane and Hurst. 

Petition of John Lane, of the Province of S. C, son of Patience {McKennie) 
Lane, 7 May, 1760 (C. R. N. C, Vol. 6, pp. 383-'4, 481), also Petitions by Barnaby 
McKennie and William Hurst (C. R. N. C, Vol. 6, pp. 481-'2, 485, 745-'6-'7, 759; 
Vol. 5, pp. 1026, 1029, 1032, 1071-'2-'7; S. R. N. C, Vol. 25, p. 465; Book 7, p. 35— 
at Halifax — Rec. of Deeds & Mortgages). 

On 28 March, 1722, Col. Barnaby McKennie makes deed of Gift to his son-in- 
law Isaac Ricks, of 100 A. land in "Caledony Woods" called Napkin Work, patented 

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by Nathaniel Holley. Test. Barnaby McKennie, Jr., Richard Jackson (N. C. H. & 
G. Reg. 1-3-470). It was thought by Mr. J. R. B. Hathaway et al. that this Isaac 
Ricks had m. a dau. of Col. Barnaby McKennie. The fact is, however, that he was 
his step-son — son of wife by first marriage. 

Barnaby McKennie, Jr., 7 Oct., 1736; pr. Nov. Court 1736. (Sec. of State's 
Office, Raleigh, N. C. Grant Book 4, Will 58). In the Name of God, Amen. I 
Barnaby McKennie, Junior, being very sick and weak of Body but in perfect mind 
& memory thanks be to God for the same and remembering the mortality of my 
Body do make this my last will and testament in manner following, viz: 

First, I bequeath my soul unto the hands of God who gave it and my Body to 
be buried in a Decent manner and form following, viz: 

Item. I give unto my Daughter Patience McKinnie my now dwelling planta- 
tion and all my land thereunto belonging as also one hundred acres of the land 
more or less given me by my Father's Will to her and the heirs of her body lawfully 
begotten and their heirs forever after her mother's decease and if provided my two 
daughters Decease without Issue then to Barnaby Lane son of Joseph Lane and 
his heirs. 

Item. I give unto my Daughter Mary McKennie two hundred and fifty acres 
of land which I bought of John McKennie the place where Dennis Morgan now lives 
upon, I say unto my Daughter Mary and to the heirs of her Body lawfully begotten 
and their heirs forever and if provided my two daughters should decease without 
issue then to Barnaby MacKennie son of WiUiam MacKennie him, his heirs. 

Item. I give unto my loving Wife Mary MacKinnie the use of five negroes and 
their increase (viz.) Patt, Doll, Lucy, Mingo and Jack During her Natural Life 
and Likewise to keep them in the service of the manor plantation and after her 
Decease to be equally divided between my two children. 

Item. I also give unto my loving wife Mary all and singular my household stuff 
also one gray horse C. P. and six cows and calves and ten young cattle as also my 
fishing Creek Mare and the horse colt to my Daughter Patience. 

I likewise give unto my wife two companies of hoggs using about home. 
Item. I give unto Joseph Lane the plantation and stock where Francis Scott 
lives upon, two gangs of hoggs using in the Swan pons being thirty six. 

Item. I give unto my Brother William MacKennie one hundred acres of Land 
joyning to him the said William MacKennie. 

Item. I give unto Barnaby Pope, son of John Pope, one hundred and ten acres 
of Land adjoining to the said land I give unto William MacKennie. 

Item. I give unto John Pope one sorel Mare fiUey branded with Major Mac- 
Kennie's brand C. S. as also one young bay horse branded with my own brand 
Cut and Doct. I say unto John Pope. 

Item. I give unto my brother Robert MacKennie two mares a blac one and a 
gray mare and a skewbald horse colt I say unto Robt. MacKennie. 

Item. I give unto my Brother John McKennie the plantation where George 
rauloson now lives upon I say unto John McKennie. 

Item. I give unto James Howell all that tract of land where old Stevens did 
live I say unto James Howell. 

Item. I give unto Nathaniel Cooper a young black mare belonging to my 
Fishing Creek Mare I say unto Nathaniel Cooper. 

Item. I give unto my cousin John Lane a little sorrel horse I say unto my 
cousin John Lane. 

1 likewise appoint my loving Wife and Joseph Lane Exrs. of this my last will 
and testament in testimony hereof I have hereunto set my hand and fixed my seal 
this seventeenth Day of October in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven 
hundred thirty six. Barnaby MacKinnie, Junior. 

Nathanl Cooper, John Crowell, Walford. Edgecomb P. Nov. Court 1736. 

The above written will was duly proved by the oaths of Nant Cooper, John 
Crowell and John Walford the subscribing evidences thereto and also Mary Mac- 
Kinnie and Joseph Lane qualified themselves as Executors of the aforesaid will 
according to law. Test. Thomas Kerney, Clerk. 

Will of William Murphy, of Edgeombe Co., N. C, 23 Jany., 1735-'6; May Court 
1737. Daus.: Mary, Martha and Esther. Kinsman William Hurst, Joseph Brad- 

226 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Shaw. Wife; Ann, Jno Edwards, and Isaac Ricks, Exrs. Test.: John Pope, 
William Godwin, John Strickland. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 1-3-351). 

Col. Barnaby McKinnie, Sr.'s, will is shown by the various petitions to dock the 
entail of lands cited heretofore, to have been dated 31 Aug. 1737. The deed follow- 
ing is of the nature of a codicil. 

Codicil to Will— BARNABY McKINNIE. 

HaUfax Court House, N. C, Deed B'k 1, p. 312. 1739. To all persons to whom 
these presents shall come greeting whereas I, Barnaby McKinnie of Edgecombe 
County by my last Will and Testament bearing date the 30th day of August, did 
bequeath unto my son William McKinnie and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten 
and to their heirs forever a tract of land containing two hundred acres being the 
plantation whereon my son William then lived who having since departed this life 
therefor to prevent any objection that may be urged against the descent of the said 
land as by the bequest in "my sd. will intended know ye that I, Barnaby McKinnie 
of Edgecombe County in the province of North Carolina Esqr. out of the natural 
love and affection which I have and do bear to my grandson Barnaby McKinnie 
son and heir at law of my son Wm. McKinnie dec'd. and for and in consideration of 
the sum of five shillings to me in hand paid do by these presents give grant alien 
enforce and confirm to the sd. Barnaby McKinnie and the heirs of his body lawfully 
begotten and to their heirs forever all that tract or parcel of land situate lying and 
being in the county afsd. containing two hundred acres being the plantation whereon 
the sd. Wm. McKinnie lived at the time of his death lying on the outward corner of 
Nathl. HoUey's survey from thence running outward an equal distance upon both 
lines of that survey whereof this is a part until the sd. 200 acres be included. To 
Iiave and to hold the sd. land and premises with its appurtenances unto the sd. 
Barnaby McKinnie his heirs as afsd. forever together with all right profits benefits 
improvements thereon or anywise belonging or appertaining, provided nevertheless 
that it is the true intent and meaning of these presents that if the sd. Barnaby 
McKinnie should die without issue lawfully begotten of his body as afsd. then the 
above land and premises to descend to my grand-daughter Mourning McKinnie, 
sister of the afsd. Barnaby to her heirs forever and in case of the want of such 
issue of the afsd. Mourning McKinnie then the above land and premises to descend 
to my daughter Patience Lane and the heirs of her body, lawfully begotten and their 
heirs forever. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 3rd 
day of December Anno Dom. 1739. BARNABY McKINNIE (Seal) 

Signed, etc., in the presence of J. Edwards, Wm. Hurst. Proven in Court 1739. 

February Court 1739. The above deed was proved in open court in due form 
of law by the oath of John Edwards one of the Subscribing evidences thereto and 
O. M. O. R. Test. J. Edwards C. Ct. 

The above is the last recorded transaction by Col. Barnaby McKennie that I 
have been able to find. As by all accounts he died shortly after making his will, 
his death most probably occured in 1740. 

McKennie, Richard, Edgecombe Co., will, Aug. 10, 1751; Aug. Ct. 1755. Brother 
Bobert, Barnaby, son of Brother John, wife Mary, Wm. Kinchen, Sr., and Wm. 
Kinchen, Jr. Attys. to advise my wife whom I appoint Exx. Test.: Wm. Kinchen, 
Wm. Baker, Lemuel Kinchen. (Reg. 1, p. 350). 

McKennie, John, Edgecombe, will, 28 Feby., 1753. Son Barnaby, dans. Mary, 
Patience and Martha, dau.-in-law Angelina Parish, child in esse, Wife Mary, Connor 
Cumbo: Wife and Montfort Eulbach Exrs. I give and bequeath my loving wife 
.... the use of my grist mill on Great Quonkee two years next ensuing for pay 
for the giving each of my children before mentioned two years schooling. Test.: 
Montfort Eulbeck, Wm. Gaddy, Mary Eulbeck. (Reg. 1—345; Abstract of N. C. 
Wills, p. 233). 

It will be noted John McKennie does not name in his will a son John. 

McKennie, Mary, Edgecombe, will, 13 Oct., 1754; Nov. Ct., 1754. Imprimis. — 
I most humbly bequeath my Soul to God my Maker beseeching His most Gracious 
reception of it through the all sufficient merits and Mediations of my Most Com- 
passionate Redeemer Jesus Christ, Who gave himself to be an atonement for my 
sins and is able to save to the uttermost all that come unto God by him. Seeing he 

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ever liveth to make intercession for them, and Who, I trust will not reject me a 
returning penitent sinner, when I come to him for mercy ; in this Hope and confi- 
dence I render up my soul with comfort humbly beseeching the Most Blessed and 
Glorious Trinity, One God most holy, most merciful and gracious to prepare me for 
the time of my dissolution and then to take me to himself unto that Place of Rest 
and incomparable Felicity which he has prepared for all that love and fear his holy 
name Amen Blessed be God. (The foregoing given as a specimen of the preambles 
to the wills of the period.) Dau. Angeliany Pope, Sons John and Barnaby McKin- 
nie, daus. Mary, Patience and Martha. Barnaby Pope, Exr. Test.: David Craw- 
ley, Wm. Caddy, Ro"bt. Belcher. (Abstract of N. C. Wills, p. 233; Reg. 1—345). 

Indenture Tripartite: . . . Day of July, 1767, Between Nicholas Long and 
Mary, his wife, of the Co. of Halifax, N. C, of the first part, John Geddy and 
Patience, his wife, of the town of Halifax, of the second part and Joseph Montfort 
of the town of Halifax Guardian to Martha McKinney an infant under the age of 20 
years of the third part. Whereas Barnaby McKennie the younger, brother to the 
above mentioned Mary, Patience and Martha, being seized in his Demesne as of 
fee tail 300 acres in Halifax adjoining Roanoke River which land descended to the 
said Barnaby McKennie as son and heir to John McKennie to whom the same was 
.... in the last Will and Testament of Col. Barnaby McKinnie, deed., after the 
death of his son Richard without issue, is dead without issue of his body whereby all 
and singular the said messuage land and premises descended and came unto the said 
Mary, Patience and Martha. This Indenture Witnesseth that Nicholas Long and 
Mary his Wife, John Geddy and Patience, his wife, and Joseph Montfort Guardian 
to the said Martha have agreed to make partition. Witnesses: Joel Lane, Richard 
Freear. July Court 1767. (Halifax Book 10, p. 28). 


In letter, 22 Apr. 1910, by Dr. Geo. L. Pope, Louisville, Ky., to Mr. James 
Martin, Phila., Pa., we find: "Yours of the 19th inst. duly received. Gen'l John 

Pope and another member of the family made a trip to England some ago 

They had a copy of the coat of arms granted to Sir Thomas Pope, guardian and 
custodian of Elizabeth, afterwards Queen Elizabeth. The motto on it, "Mihi, Tibi", 
(meaning justice) "To me and to you"." 

"The arms are: Two chevrons gules, a canton azure. Crest: A cubit arm erect, 
habited gules, cuffed argent, holding in the hand proper a pair of scales or. Motto: 
Mihi tibi. 

The arms granted to Sir Thomas, Elizabeth's guardian: Party per pale or and 
azure, on a chevron between three gryphons' heads erased fleurs-de-lis, all counter- 
changed. Crest: Two gryphons erased." (From a newspaper article by Frances 
M. Smith — Eleanor Lexington"). 

"One of the Privy Council of Henry VI. Was Thomas Pope The 

guardian of the Princess, afterward Queen Elizabeth, during her minority, was Sir 
Thomas Pope. He resided with her at Hatfield House, and there he was authorized 
by her to decline the King of Sweden's offer of marriage. Sir Thomas is better 
remembered for his endowment of Trinity College, where he is buried. We may 
take it that he was a wise man, if the legend engraved upon his tombstone was his 
life motto: "Whatever you wish untold to no man tell". 

"Robert Pargiter, of Grylworth, in County of Northampton, Will, 4 Feby., 
1557; pr. 31 Jany., 1558. My son William and Anne My Wife shall have my farm 
in Shattiswell in the County of Worcester, which I hold by indenture of Sir Thomas 
Pope, Knight. 

Item. — I ordain and make Lawrence Washington my son-in-law to be the Super- 
visor of this my last Will and Testament and he to have for his labor and paines 
taken therein 40 shillings". (N. E. H. & G. Reg. 45, p. 62). 

A century later we find the Pope and Washington families transplanted in 
Virginia, having the same family names, socially intimate and intermarrying. 

"Fourteen (14) persons by name of Pope settled in Md. between the years 16Sff 
and 1683. Francis Pope was the first to arrive and settled in Charles Co. (Will 1671). 
(N. E, H. & G. Reg. 44, p. 83). 

"The first Maryland Assembly [held] 1635-'6, just 11 months after fermation 

228 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

left no records. The second Assembly, to which Nathaniel Pope was summoned, was 
held in 1637, and he was at County Court Feby. 12, 16S7". (Md. His. So. Vol. 9, 
p. 13). 

Nathaniel Pope was one of the 24 freemen of the "Grand Inquest" in Md. in 
1637". (W. & M. Q., Vol. 4, p. 87). "On 26 Feby., 1639, Pope's Freehold surveyed 
— 1000 A.— being one of the first 1000 land grants'". (Side Lights on Md. His. 

, p. 287). 

"On 11th April, 1643, an order was issued on divers good and sufficient causes 
that Nathaniel Pope and all his menial servants — nine in all — be exempted from all 
watches and wardings, from all attendance at meetings and trainings, or from being 
called or commanded out of or from his house to or upon any leavie, march or partie 
without or against his wiU or consent. Witnesses or deare brother etc." (Md. Arc. 
Vol. 3, p. 130). 

"In 1646 Nathaniel Pope was an agent or overseer for Leonard Calvert when 
the Governor was preparing his expedition to regain his place, and was sent to the 
Kent Islanders as mediator after the Governor had regained possession of St. 
Mary's". (Md. His. So., Vol. 9, pp. 13, 102-'3). 

"Nathaniel Pope demands 700 A. for transportation of himself, wife and five 
men servants before year 1648. He received warrants to lav out upon Potomac 
River". [Note.— No children named.] (Md. His. Mag., Vol.' 8, p. 266). Settlers 
on both sides the Virginia and Maryland banks of the Potomac frequently crossed 
the river. (N. E. H. & G. Reg. 44, p. 83). 

"At a Court held for the County of Northumberland, 25th Nov., 16-52. Present: 
Col. John Mottrom, Mr. Thomas . . . . , Mr. John Frussell, Mr. Wm. Pressley, 
Mr. Nathaniel Pope, Mr. S. H. O. Baldredge, Mr. Robert Broadhurst, Mr. Sam 
Smith, Mr. Nichs Morris", etc. (Oldest Book, p. 5 (Order Book), Northumberland 
Co., Va.). 

Nicholas Heywood and brother to Mr. Pope, July 25, 1652. (Northumberland 
Co. Book, 1653-1685, p. 12). 

On Nov. 25, 1652, Nicholas Heywood, merchant, of London, Engd, wrote a 
long business letter, despatching it by messenger, to his approved, loving friend, 
Nathaniel Pope, Appomattocks, in Va., which he closes with: "Y'r brother hath 
sent you a Ir [letter] by the young man named Sam Mothershed — Yor father is 
well also. . . . From . . . [mutilated] the 25 Nov. 1652". (Signed Nichs Hey- 
wood. (Va. Mag. of H. & B., Vol. 9, pp. 332-'3; W. & M. Q., XI, pp. 169-171). 

On Sept. 6, 1654, Nathaniel Pope patented 1000 A. on South side Potomac River, 
Westmoreland Co. (Grant Book 3, p. 279) ; on April 24s 1656, 1550 A. (Grt. Bk. 4, 
p. 51); on Nov. 30, 1656, 1050 A. (Grf. Bk. 4, p. 63). 

On March 11, 1655, William Pope patented 200 A. in Westmoreland Co. (Grt. 
Bk. 4, p. 31). The compiler thinks this is an error, as he can find no record of a 
grant of land in Westmoreland Co. to William, Pope. But in "Genealogical Glean- 
ings", Vol. 1, p. 403, by Henry F. Waters, it is so stated by Mr. R. A. Brock, a 
genealogist of recognized accuracy and reliability. In connection with these grants 
to Nathaniel and William, Pope, he says: "these grantees were probably brothers. 

"On 4 April, 1655. Commissioned for ye Co. of Westmoreland; also appointed 
by ye Governor and Council to be of ye Militia for ye sd. C: Lt. Col. Nathaniel 
Pope." ("Amn. Records and Portraits, Vol. 2, p. 438). 

The first land grant to Nathaniel Pope was one year and nine and one-half 
months after date of Heywood's letter, and that to William Pope, as given by Mr. 
Brock, was six months and five days after the one to Nathaniel Pope and a little 
more than 2 years and three months after Heywood wrote. 

On Oct. 8, 1656, William Pope received grant for 190 A. in Nansemond Co., 
adjoining Capt. Thos. Godwin's land, Due s'd Pope for the transportation of four 
persons, Obedience Perkins, John Godwin, Robert Beadle [the 4th headright not 
recorded]. (Grt. Book 4, p. 89). 

WILLIAM POPE'S PATENT. Ld. Grt. Bk. 4, p. 406, Richmond, Va., A. D. 

To all and whereas etc. Know ye that I the said Frances Moryson Esq. Gover- 
nor etc. give and grant unto William Pope Two hundred Acres of Land, Situate 
lying, and being in the County of Nansemond, Beginning at a dead red Oak on a 

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small branch side near the Miles end of Symon Symon's Land, and running near 
the Said Land north west % point Westerly 240 poles to marked Oak, then north 
east % point northerly 140 poles, then South East 1/3 Easterly 130 poles, then east 
20 poles, then South East 34 poles, then south south-east 118 poles to Captain 
Thomas Goodwin's Land and so by the said Goodwyn's Land to the aforesaid small 
branch to the first station. The said Land being formerly granted unto the said 
William Pope by patent bearing date the 8th of October 1656 and now renewed in 
his Majestie's name, by Order of the Quarter Court, To have and to Hold etc. To 
be held and yielding and paying etc. provided etc. Dated the 30th of October 1662. 
(By referring to Grant of date mentioned in William Pope's Patent of October 30th 
1662, See the following) Book 4, page 31. 

(Note.— Land Grant Book 4, p. 31 — above — is the reference given by Mr. R. A. 
Brock for the grant of 200 A. in Westmoreland County to William Pope, March 11, 

1665. To all and, etc.. Whereas, etc., now know ye that I the said Edward 
Diggs Esq. etc. give and grant unto Captain Thomas Godwin Two hundred Acres 
of Land situate and being in the County of Nansemond near the head of the North 
West branch of the said River beginning at a marked Pine at the mile end of Symon 
Symon's Land running for Length North East by East 200 poles to a marked red 
Oak and so for breadth North West by North 160 poles to a marked White Oak and 
so again for Length South West by West to a marked tree butting on the Land of 
Symon Symons and so South East by South 160 poles to the first mentioned marked 

The said Land being due unto the said Captain Thomas Godwin by and for the 
Transportation of Four persons into this Colony etc. 

To Have and to hold etc. yielding and paying etc. which payment is to be made 
etc. dated the 11th day of March 1655. DOROTHY LOYD. 

1662. On the margin is written in ink the following: 

This Patent was assigned to William Pope by the said Godwin in whose name 
it is renewed the 30th October 1662 and granted by Col. Francis Moryson Esq. 
Governor etc. FRA FICKMAN, Clerk. 

"On 30 Oct., 1662. To aU and Whereas, etc. Know ye That I the sd Francis 
Morgan, Esq., Gov. &c, &c, &c, give and grant unto William Pope 200 A. of Land 
situate lying and being in the County of Nansemond Beginning at a dead red Oak 
on a small branch side near the Miles end of Symon Symon's Land and running near 
the sd Land Northwest 1/2 point Westerly 240 poles to marked Oak, then North 
East % point Northerly 140 poles, then Southeast 1/2 Easterly 130 poles, then East 
20 poles, then South East 34 poles, then South south-east 34 poles, then South 
South East 118 poles to Capt. Thos. Godwin's Land and so far by the s'd Godwin's 
Land to the afsd small branch to the first Station. The sd Land being formerly 
granted unto the s'd William Pope by patent bearing date the 8th day of October 
1656 and now renewed in his Majestie's name by Order of the Quarter Court. To 
have and to Hold &c. To be held and yielding and paying &c, provided &c. Dated 
the 30th Oct., 1662". (Grt. Bk. 4, p. 406). 

On July 25, 1665, patent granted to William Pope for 950 A. in Isle of Wight 
Co., near Indian Swamp. (Grt. Bk. 5, p. 114). 

William Pope of Nanzemond Co. for 4500 lbs. tobacco, 10 sh., sells to Thos. 
Price 200 A. in Isle of Wight near Indian Swamp touching Godfrey Hunt's land 
and Everitt's land, it being part of a Pattent of 950 A. granted to my father 
William Pope late of Nanzemond County, deceased, pattent dated ye 25th of July, 
1665. Deed dated ffeb. 1st, 1706/7. William Pope. 

Wit.: John Bullock, Bran Milner; Recorded Feby. 10, 1706/7. [In copy— 
1606/7 — obviously error]. (Isle of Wight Book 1704-1715, p. 48). 

There was a Thomas Pope in Isle of Wight Co., who, in his will, 27 Sept., 1684; 
p. 9 Jany., 1691, names sons, Robert, William, John and Thomas Pope. (Will Book 
No. 2, p. 208). And a John Pope of the parish of Dawlish in England, mariner, on 
the 22nd July, 1690, gave "Power of atty. to his respected brother Richard Pope, of 
the County of Isle of Wight in Virginia .... to recover out of the of whomsoever 
it may concern all such sum or sums of money accts. goods lands or other estate 
as now is — or may become due owing or payable to me the constituent by bill bond 

230 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

book account or other demands or by any other wais or means whatsoever .... 
etc." (Deed Book 1, p, 29, of Isle of Wight Co.; W. & M. Q., Vol. 7, p. 269). 

This Richard Pope d. intestate, in Isle of Wight Co., in 1703-'4 (Book 2, pp. 483 
and 508), and until very recently I had thought it certain that he was the son of 
Thos. & Johanna Pope, but I find that this son Richard, a mariner, was living in 
London, Eng., on 5th Dec, 1716, when he, with his mother, made a deed to the 
Cliffs to his brother Nathaniel. (Westmoreland Co., Book 6, p. 324). 

"After 20 days sight of this my second Bill of Exchange, my 1st & third not 
being p'd pay or cause to be paid unto Mr. Richard Pope, Sr., of the City of Bristol, 
Soapmaker, or his assigns the sum of 44£ 9 shs. 9 pence & is for soo much worth 
in goods Out of the Ship Stephen from me Jno. Scott (?) the use of the Ship Kath- 
arine. Make good payment & charge it to ye accompt of ye Servant. 

George Berham (?) 
To Mr. Robert Yates, Mcht. In Bristol. Recorded this 16th day of July, 1668". 
(Isle of Wight, Va., Book 1662-1715, p. 142). 

It appears from the records given that Col. Nathaniel Pope was b. pro. about 
1614, settled in Md. about 1635 — or 1636 — he then had no children; removed to 
Northumberland Co., Va., before 1652; patented lands in Westmoreland in 1654 or 
1656; was appointed Lt. Col. of Militia in 1653; that his father and a brother were 
living in England in 1652. In contemplation of an immediate visit to England, 
made his will, 16 May, 1659, but dying very soon thereafter, the trip was not made 
& the will was probated 16 April, 1660. 

William Pope was probably the brother of Nathaniel Pope — mentioned, but not 
named by Nichs Heywood in letter Nov. 25, 1652. He certainly patented lands in 
Nansemond County in 1656, 1662 and 1665, and according to Mr. Brock, in West- 
moreland Co. in 1655 [as before stated this is probably an error]. He, as was the 
intention of Nathaniel Pope, revisited England in the 1690s, and died in Nanzemond 
Co. very soon after returning home. Reference to this visit and his death appears 
in the Nansemond Co. records. One who personally examined this record gave me 
this information but did not give me the book and page where found. William 
Pope is mentioned among the Friends at Nanzemond authorized by George Fox to 
establish regular Quarterly meetings there in 1673. (Quaker Records in Ms. in 
Safety Deposit at Baltimore). 

After carefully examining these early records, I am persuaded that Nathaniel 
and William Pope were from the same English stirp, and that William, Richard, 
John and Thomas Pope were brothers, and probably the sons of Richard Pope, Sr., 
merchant and soap-maker, of Bristol in 1662. Of course, this is a conjecture; no 
records discovered actually connect them. Among the descendants of Nathaniel 
and William we find in almost every generation and in every branch of their 
families, the family names of William, Henry, Thomas, Richard, and John. 

As William Pope was a Quaker, somewhat of his family record has been pre- 
served by them. Many of the leading men. Col. Joseph Bridger, Maj. Thos. Taberer 
and Genl. Richard Bennett, Col. Thos. Bushrod, Col. Thos. Grodwin, et al., sym- 
pathized with the Quakers, when they did not absolutely belong to them; and while 
the Quakers were sometimes fined for non-conformity, and for failure to notify 
the authorities of their intended meetings and assemblies, they had their own meet- 
ing houses and practically their own way. (W. & M. Qly., Vol. 7, p. 212, and see 

The "Southern History Association Publications, Vol. 6, p. 508, gives the fol- 

"William Pope and Marie his wife, their children's nattivitties recorded as fol- 
loweth: William Pope2 sonn of the aforesaid William and Mary was borne the 
15th of the 8th month 1662; Henry Pope^ sonn of the aforesaid William, and Mary 
was borne the last of the 11th Month 1663; Alse Pope2 daughter of the aforesaid 
William and Mary was borne .... of the 8th Month 1667; John Popes sonn of 
the aforesaid William and Mary was borne 6th of the 8th Month 1670". 

William Popei is recorded as present at several Quaker marriages. 

William Pope2 was living in February 1706/7, as evidenced by his deed to 
Thomas Price, previously referred to. (I. of W. Book, 1704-1715, p. 48). 

Will of John Pope2,' Feb. 1, 1748. In the name of God, Amen, this first day of 

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February in the year of Our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and forty- 
eight, I John Pope^ of the Isle of Wight County in the Parish of Nottaway being 
in perfect health and of sound and Perfect Memory thanks be to Almighty God for 
it calling to mind the uncertainty of my life do make and ordain this to be my last 
Will and Testament in manner and form following, viz.: 

first of all I Recommend my soul to Almighty God that gave it and my Body to 
be buried at the Discretion of my executor and for what worldly Goods it hath 
Pleased God to bestow on me after my Debts paid dispose of as followeth. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my son John Pope one shilling current money 
of Virginia. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my son William, Pope and his heirs forever the 
plantation whereon he now lives with two hundred and thirty acres of Land belong- 

Item,. I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Pope the use of the 
Plantation whereon I now live with one hundred acres of land thereunto belonging 
during her life or till she marry. I also give my said Daughter Elizabeth one 
Feather bed and the furniture belonging to it. 

Item. I give to my daughter Mary Darden Two puter Dishes and two Basons. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my Grandson John Pope, son of William Pope 
and his heirs forever the Plantation whereon I now live with one hundred acres of 
Land thereunto belonging after my Daughter Eliza Marrys or Deceases. 

Item.. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Else Mosley two puter Dishes and 
two puter basons. 

Item,. I give and bequeath to my Grandson Henry Darden one young Horse 
called his and one cow and calf and one Gun called his. 

And all the rest of my Estate both real and personal I give and bequeath to 
be legally divided between my son William Pope and my Daughter Eliza Pope and 
my Daughter Sarah Barnes [wife of Edward Barnes, of N. C, who had dau. 
Elizabeth Barnes — See will of Elizh Pope]. 

I also appoint my son William Pope whole and sole Exor. of this my last Will 
and Testament and do utterly revoke and make void all former Wills and Testa- 
ments by me made. 

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year 
first above written. his 

John P. Pope, 
his Mark. 

In presence of Isaac Johnson, Nathan Pope, Howel Edmunds. Recorded July 

14, 1761. mark. R. I. Kells, Clerk. (Southampton Co., Va,, 

Booke 1, p. 46). 

Elizabeth Pope, Nottaway Parish, Isle of Wight Co., Will July 12, 1757. To 
Cousin Rebecca Oatling, Cousin Benjamin Pope, Elizabeth Barnes, daughter of 
Edward Barnes in N. C, Andrew McMiall, Cousin Henry Darden, cousin John 
Pope, son of Wm. Pope, Brother William Pope. (Signed) Elizabeth X Pope. 

Wit.: Ann X Faireloth, George Gurley, Jr. (On 9 Jany., 1727, Wm. Faircloth 
left legacy to Sarah Pope, wife of Henry Pope). (Southampton Co. Book 1, p. 230). 

Elizabeth Pope was dau. of John^, will Feby. 1, 1748. 

Jacob Darden and Henry Popes, in Oct., 1704, admd Est. of Jacob Ricks. 
(Book 2, p. 483). 

John Pope, Sr., of Isle of Wight Co., made deed 5 April, 1740, to Andrew 
McMiall, of same Co. (I. of W. Deed Book 5, p. 462). 

Appraisement June 27, 1743, Estate of William Pope, of Isle of Wight. Ad- 
ministratrix: Patience Pope. Examined: Henry Thomas, Richard Blow. (Book 
4, p. 499). 

Alse Blake, in 1702, witness to marriage of Mathew Jordan to Susanna Bresy. 
("S. H. A. Pubs.", Vol. 6, p. 318). 

Jno. Blake, Shff. of Nansemond Co., Feby. 8, 1701. (Ibid, p. 411). [There is 
a note of reference to Chuckatuck 1st of 7mo 1664— Alse Pope wash, in 1667]. This 
Alse Blake was very probably Alse Pope, dau. of William and Marie Pope, or Alse 
Pope may have been wife of John Hardy. (See his will). 

There is record of a deed from Richard Washington, of Surry, to Richard 

232 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Brassoll, of Isle of Wight, 150 A., 20 £, Nov. 25, 1717. (I. of W. Grt. Book 2, 
p. 333). Richard Washington. 

Wit.: Frank West, Wm. Washington. Elizh Washington. 

The will of a John Williams, circa 1727, of record in Book 3, p. 393. Richard 
Brassol and John Williams were probably the sons-in-law of Henry Pope2 (will 

John Williams, on Dec. 28, 1670, sold to Wm. Linton and Geo. Harrison 450 A. 
on the head of Yeocomoco River in Westmoreland Ck)., for 4250 lbs. Tobac. and 
cash. (Book 1, p. 400). 

Henry Pope2 m. Sarah Watts, dau. of John Watts and his wife, Alice English, 
dau. of John EngUsh. In Isle of Wight Book 1661-1719, p. 386 is the will of John 
Watts, as follows: In the Name of God Amen. I John Watts being Sick and Weak 
of Body but in perfect memory, praised be God for it; doe make this my Last Will 
and Testament in manner as foUoweth: 

I doe bequeath to my sonne John Watts six head of Cattell, it is named to be 
.... with my horse Button and my Troopers arms and a small brass pott and one 
Iron pott which is the biggest and one feather bed which is up Stairs and ye furni- 
ture thereunto belonging and the great Brass Kettle and six hammered plates and 
four pewter dishes and three Ewers which my Will is he shall put his Brother in 
Stock out of them. I doe give to my daughter Sara Pope my Little Table, and a 
warming pann, a little Brass Kettle, six Earthen plates and an Earthen porringer. 
And after my debts are paid I doe bequeath the rest of my Estate to be equally 
divided amongst my three youngest Children, only I give to my sonne John Watts 
.... two dozen pewter spoons. Witness my hand and seal this 20th of Jan- 
uary, 1697/8. (Signed) John Watts. 

Wit.: James TuUogh, Jane Benn, Hewey Bulls. I doe make and ordayne my 
Sonne John Watts and my sonne-in-law Henry Pope be whole and sole Execrs. of 
this my Will. Witness my hand. John Watts. 

Proved in Open Court held for ye Isle of Wight County ye 9th day of Feb. 
1697/8 by the oaths of all the witnesses and ordered to be recorded. 

Cha. Chapman, CI. Ct. 

Will of John English, of Isle of Wight County, Va. In the Name of God Amen: 
I John English being sick and weak but in perfect sense and memory, I make this 
my last will and testament, in the manner and form as foUoweth: 

I will and bequeath my soul to God who gave it to me, and my body to the 
earth to be buried in a decent manner. 

I will and bequeath to my loving daughter Frances His all my pictures. 

I wiU and bequeath to my loving daughter Elizabeth Church ten shillings to buy 
her a ring. 

I win and bequeath to my loving son-in-law, John Watts, all my wearing 
apparel, both linen and woolen. 

I will and bequeath unto my Grand son John His the first fould that the maire 

I will and bequeath to my Grand son John Watts the next maire fould my maire 

I will and bequeath unto my daughter Alice Watts six yards of serge. 

I will and bequeath unto my three daughters Mary English, and Sarah English, 
and Martha English all the rest of my Estate as follows: Maires, and horses, and 
cattle, goods and household stuff, to be equally divided in kind and it is my will 
and desire that my daughter Francis His and my son-in-law John Watts, to be my 
overseers, of this my will preformed, and to make a eakell division between my 
three daughters of my estate, as witness my hand and Seal this 13th day of August, 
1678. John English (Seal). 

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us Daniel Miles and Thomas X 
Bell, (the mark of). Proved in Court held for the Isle of Wight County the 9th 
day of October, 1678, by the oathes of Daniel Miles and Thomas Bell and ordered 
to be recorded. Test.: John Broomfield, Clerk Court. 

Will of Richard Church, Norfolk Co., Jany. 5, 1705; p. 15 Feby., 1705-'6, names 
wife Elizabeth Church. (Abstract of Norfolk Co. Wills, pp. 191-'2). 

I. of W. Deed Bk, 1662-1715, p. 584. Be it known unto all men by these 

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Presents that I Henry Bosman of the County of Nansimond have freely and of my 
own good will Given, Granted and made over from me my Heires, Executors, Admin- 
istrators or Assigns unto Henry Pope for the Term of Time of Ninety nine years 
about two hundred Acres of Land lying and being in the Lower Parish of Isle of 
Wight County and being part of a Pattent of 300 Acres of land granted unto 
Ambrose Bozman bearing date the 2nd of June in the year of our Lord 1673, which 
said Land was formerly granted unto William Smelly by Pattent bearing date the 
6th of October, 1667, which said 200 Acres of Land is lying on the West side of a 
Branch called the Head of Queen's Creek and to begin at or upon the Main Branch 
next John Moors's so running up the said Branch to a smaU Branch that is next 
above Ambrose Bozman's little House and so up that Branch to the Head Line. 

And the said Henry Bozman for himself his Heirs Executors, Administrators 
and Assigns Covenants and Agrees to and with the said Henry Pope his heirs 
Executors, Administrators and Assigns and to and with every of them that they 
shall from the Day of this Date for the term of Ninety nine years hereafter Have 
hold Occupy and possess and quietly enjoy the said 200 Acres of Land before 
Demised with all my right freely given and with all Rights and Proffith thereunder 
appertaining without Lett or Hindrance or Molestation of him the said Henry 
Bozman his Heires Executors Adm'rs or Assigns by their knowledge or Consent, 
without any manner of Condition or limitation of use or uses. Rent or Rents (the 
King only excepted) and for the better Confirmation of the before Demised Prem- 
ises the said Henry Bozman doth Oblidge himself to Acknowledge this to be his 
free and voluntary Act & Deed in Open Court when thereunto required. Witness 
my hand & Seal this 8th of flFebruary 1685/6. HENRY BOZMAN. 

Signed sealed and Delivered in the Presence of us, John Brown, William Oldis. 

Acknowledged in Open Court held for the Isle of Wight County February the 
9th, 1685, by Henry Bozman to be his Act and Deed and Ordered to be Recorded. 
Test. : John Pitt, Clerk Court, 

This Deed is copied a second time in the records of the Isle of Wight when 
Henry Pope makes a Deed of sd. land to Richard Pope July 22Tid, 1717, (see 
Great Book, page 105) in consideration of 6000 lbs. of tobacco. 

Sarah Pope, wife of Henry Pope^, receives an unique legacy: 

William Faircloth, Isle of Wight, will 9th Jany., 1727; Rd 28 May, 1728, con- 
tains the following: Item. — I give and bequeath to Sarah Pope wife of Henry Pope 
the Grinding Tole from all the Corn she brings for her family's use to the Mills 
during her natural Life to have that liberty whenever the Mill shall grind. 
Wit.: Joseph Cobb, Robt. Scott. (Will Book 3, p. 96). William Farecloth. 

WILL OF HENRY POPE, A. D. 1728. Will Book 3, p. 127, I. of W., Va.:— I, 
Henry Pope being at present weak in body, but perfect in sense and right in mind, 
calling to mind that it is once appointed for all men to dye, think fit to make this 
my last Will and Testament wherein I give and bequeath my Lands and other Estate 
which it has pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me in this World in manner and 
form as foUoweth: 

Item 1. I give unto my Son William Pope five shillings Current money he 
having had his part before. 

Item 2. I give unto my Son Henry Pope five shillings Current money he having 
had his part before. Deed of Gift, December 3rd, 1717. 

Item 3. I give unto my Son Richard Pope five shillings, he having had his 
part before. (Deed of Gift, July 22nd, 1717.) 

Item 4. I give unto my Son Jacob Pope five shillings, he having had his part 

Item 5. I give unto my Son John Pope five shillings, fie having had his part 

Item 6. I give unto my daughter, Mary Williams, One Cow and Calf, she 
having had her part before. 

Item 7. I give unto my Daughter Jane Brassole one Cow and Calf, she having 
had her part before. 

Item 8. I give unto my Son Joseph Pope my tract of Land upon Black Creek 
to him and his heirs forever. Likewise two cows and calves and one Young Heifer 

234 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

and one young mare of Two years old also two breeding sows and one year old Bar- 
row also one old feather bed and covering belonging thereunto. 

Item 9. I give unto my Daughter Morning Pope my Tract of Land lying upon 
Meherrin river on the North side unto her and her heirs forever, also three Cows 
and calves and one three year old heifer and one four year old steer. Also one 
young mare of four years old, also one Bed and furniture which she has in her 
possession already, also one black leather trunk also one Entry of Land adjoining 
thereunto the said plantation. 

Item 10. I give unto my Son Thomas Pope my plantation on the south side 
of Murrattock river to him and his heirs forever. Also two cows and calves and two 
two year old Heifers, also one young mare of two years old. Also one sow and 
piggs. Also one small gun. Also one feather bed which I have at Rone Oak and a 
Sheet and Rugg. 

Item 11. I give unto my Son Samuel Pope my part of a tract of Land which 
I suppose to bee three hundred acres to him and his heirs forever which is taken 
up between us in his name and to be made over to him that is in my Son John Popes 
name pattented. Also two cows and calves and Two Heifers. Also one young mare. 
It is also my Will that if either my three younger sons die without Heir that the 
others may have all his part. 

Item 12. I give unto Mary Clother one Cow and Calf at her freedom from my 

Item 13. I also leave unto my Son John Pope my part of the stock of Cattle 
which is in his hands now provided he will pay his Tobacco that I am bound for and 
have in possession for my Cousin Edward and John Pope and if he shall refuse 
then to turn the cattle into my Estate. 

Item 14. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Sarah Pope all the 
rest of my estate both out Doors and in Doors to her behoof, and I appoint her 
and my son John Pope my whole and sole Executrix and Executor to this my last 
Will and Testament performed whereunto I have set my hand and fixed my seal 
this 28th day of May 1728. HENRY POPE. 

Test.: Epinctus Griffin, John Denson, Junior, Marblin Cluse.. Recorded October 
28th, 1728. 

Whether the daughter Morning Pope named in Item 9 of this will was his 
daughter or daughter-in-law is an open question. His son Jacob Pope had wife 
named Morning Pope and his son John Pope'ss wife was named Mowrning Pope. 

William Pope^, of Isle of Wight, July 28, 1718, conveys 90 A. of land, patented 
by him March 22, 1715, .... more especially of tender love and good will I bear 
unto my loving Brother Jacob Pope. (Great Book, p. 185). 

Jacob Pope and Morning Pope, his wife, on 19 Feby., 1721, sell this 90 A. of land 
to John Joyner. (Great Book, p. 482). 

Williams, Jacobs, Johns and Thomas Popes patented lands in 1723 & 1728, on 
south side of Morratuck river, and paid 12 June, 1735, Quit Rent in Edgecombe for 
Albemarle County from 29 Sept., 1729, to March, 1732. (Land Book 3, pp. 179, 
153 and 232; S. R. N. C, Vol. 22, pp. 241, et seq., 425). 

William Popes, of the Co. of Nanzemond and Mary Haile of the Co. afsd 
did Publish their marriage In our Publick Meeting house Before a meeting of 
Men and Women friends upon the 11th day of the first Mo. 1707 and Coming Before 
the meeting the second time att our afores'd Publick Meeting house in Chuckatuck 
upon the eight day of the 2 mo. 1708 they did publish their marriage the second time 
and were married in the Public Meetung house on the Western Branch on the 
eleventh day of the 2 mo. 1798. Wm. Pope. 

Mary Pope. 

Bro. Henry Pope, Jno. Porter, Jno. Askin, Robt. Ricks, Philip Alsbury, Kathren 
Ricks, Thos. Page, Wm. Powell, Rebecca Alsbury, Sarah Pope, Eliz. Powell. ("S. H. 
A. Pubs,", Vol. 6, p. 413). 

William Pope's^ will, Edgecombe Co., N. C, 15 Jany., 1749: Feby. Court, 1749. 
(N. C. H. & G. Reg. 1-3-369). Richard Pope's^ will, Isle of Wight Co., 4 Sept., 
1733; 26 Nov., 1733. (Will Book 3, p. 378). Joseph Pope's^ will. Isle of Wight Co., 
29 Jany. [or June],1748; 13 April, 1749. (Book 5, p. 177). Henry Pope's^ will, 
Southampton Co., Va., 28 Octo. 1758; 14 Dec, 1763. (Will Book 1, p. 278). Samuel 

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Pope'ss will. Craven Co., N. C, 5 Jany., 1758; 6 Jany. 1758. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 1-3- 

John Popes, b. circa 1699; d. intestate, in Edgecombe Co., N. C, in 1745; m. 
Mourning McKinnie, d. bet. 1741 and 1755; daughter of Col. Barnaby McKennie, Sr., 
1678-1740, and his wife Mary (Exum) Ricks, relict of Jacob Ricks, d. 1703, and 
daughter of Judge Jeremiah Exum, 1660-1720, and his wife, Ann Lawrence (See 
Exum and Mackquinney). John Popes Justice of the Peace for and within Edge- 
combe precinct Chowan Co., May 16, 1732. (C. R. N. C, Vol. 3, p. 417) ; on 6 
March, 1739, was appointed Commissioner of Peace with Barnaby McKinnie, Joseph 
Cotten, Thos. Kearney, et al. (C. R. N. C, Vol. 4, p. 346) ; was a Church Warden 
for Bertie Co. prior to 1740 (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 2-2-303) ; was added to list of 
jurymen for Bertie and Edgecombe Feby. 25, 1739-'40 (C. R. N. C, Vol. 4, p. 521); 
member of the General Assembly from Edgecombe 15 March, 1742, 22 July, 1743, 
24 Feby., 1743-'4, 15 Nov., 1744, 9 April, 1745 (C. R. N. C, Vol. 4, pp. 651-'2, 723, 
774). On 9 April, 1745, Mr. James Castellaw reported to the General Assembly 
(House of Burgesses) that John Popes one of the members from Edgecombe was 
dead. Report was also made by William Wilson, member from Newberne, that Mr. 
John Pope, member from Edgecombe, is dead. (C. R. N. C, Vol. 4, p. 744). 

John Popes is shown as applicant for warrants and grants in 1738, 1740, 1743, 
&c. (C. R. N. C, Vol. 4, pp. 329-'30, 440, '4, 711, 588, 626, 631, &c) ; and on 2 Nov., 
1744, was admitted to prove rights for 6 whites and 20 blacks for himself, also rights 
for John Jones and John Langston. (C. R. N. C, Vol. 4, p. 705). 

Deed from HENRY POPE of I. of W. Co., Va., to his son JOHN POPE of 
Bertie Co., N. C. Bertie County, N. C, B'k B, p. 107. To all to whom these pres- 
ents shall come I Henry Pope of Virginia sendeth Greeting. Know ye yt I ye sd. 
Henry Pope for and in Consideration of the sum of 20 £ Current money of this 
Province to me in hand we'l and Truely paid the Receipt whereof is hereby ac- 
knowledged from John Pope my son and ye sd John Pope his heirs Exrs. Admrs. 
forever discharged, have bargained and sold and by these presents do grant bargain 
Alienate Enfeoff release and Confirm unto ye sd. John Pope his heirs and assigns a 
parcel of Land lying and being in the Precinct of Bertie and containing by esti- 
mation 90 Acres more or less being part of a Pattent of Land Granted to George 
Smith for 580 Acres and by him sold to William Pope the whole 580 Acres and by 
him the said William Pope conveyance was made to Henry Pope his Father for 290 
Acres of this afore mentioned 90 Acres Lying and being on the So. side of Morrat- 
tuck River beginning at a Cypress standing in ye Beaver Dam Swamp yn turning 
on the No. Et. side of ye Swamp on the line of ye aforesaid Pattent to a White 
Oak still by the Course of ye Pattent to ye afsd. Beaver Dam Swamp down ye Sviramp 
to ye first station. To have and to Hold ye sd 90 Acres of Land, be it more or less 
with all ye profits appurtenances and privileges to him ye sd John Pope his heires 
and assigns to him and their proper use and behoof for ever. And I the sd. Henry 
Pope for me my heirs Exrs. admrs. to and with ye sd Jno. Pope his heirs and 
assigns to covenant yt ye above Granted premises are free and clear of all Incum- 
brances and ye same do warrant and defend to him said John Pope his heirs and 
Assigns forever. In Testimony whereof I ye sd Henry Pope herewith set my hand 
and seal this .... day of .... , 1726. HENRY POPE. 

Signed sealed and delivered in ye presence of us. Joseph Lane, Jr., William 
Birkhead. Bertie Precinct ye May Court 1726. 

The above Deed of sale from Henry Pope to John Pope was in open Court 
proved by ye oath of Joseph Lane one of the Evidences thereunto which is ordered 
to be Registered. 

(This land was inherited by Henry Pope* (son of Johns) and sold by him and 
his wife Tabitha Pope on 13 Sept., 1759, to John Branch. (Halifax Co. Deed Book, 
7, p. 67.) 

Bk A, p. 162: — Know all men by these presents that I William Pope of ye Isle of 
Wight in Virginia doe by these presents from me my heirs, Exrs. Admrs. and assigns 
firmly by these presents & in Consideration whereof for half ye sum of money paid 
to George Smith that I William Pope do bargain sell and make over and deliver my 
right title and interest of ye half of ye pattent of land sold to me by George Smith 

236 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

to Henry Pope my Father to him his heirs, Exrs. Admrs. and assigns for ever to 
have a good quiet lawful and peaceable Right and possession to 290 Acres of land 
or plantation in Chowan precinct & on ye south side of Morattuck River and on ye 
lower side of ye great swamp Joyning and beginning at a marked hickory in Thomas 
Goodwin's line so funning along a line of marked trees to a standing in a meadow 
on ye swamp side to a marked standing in ye swamp side. From thence up ye 
middle of ye swamp to ye line so along ye line to ye Corner tree between Craford 
and John Pope so along ye line to Thomas Goodwin's line to ye marked Hickory 
for 290 Acres of land more or less being part of a Pattent of land bought of George 
Smith bearing date ye 3rd Day of December 1720 Containing 580 Acres of land. 

I ye sd William Pope do Covenant give grant Confirm acknowledge and make 
over all my right hereunto belonging in as large and lawfull and ample manner as I 
myself could expect to receive by ye aforesaid Conveyance to him ye aforesaid Henry 
Pope or either of them for ever which right or title I ye aforesaid William Pope do 
warrant to have harmless and defend from any person or persons whatsoever from 
me or by or under us or either of us in ye penalty of 60 £ Current money upon 
demand at any time to ye aforesaid Henry Pope or his order or his heires or either 
of them upon any lett or hindrances Incumbrances whatsoever in Witness my hand 
& seal this 15th day of August 1722. WILLIAM POPE & a seal. 

Signed sealed & delivered in ye presence of us: John Bryan, John GriflSth, 
Thomas Boone. 

Bertie Precinct ye August Court 1723 the above Deed of sale was acknowledged 
in open Court by ye Granter in due form of law and ordered to be Registered and 
is Registered. John Sutton, Deputy Clerk. 

"The Popes settled in the extreme edge of civilization in 1720, near Caledonia 
(then a part of Chowan, later of Bertie, then Edgecombe, and then Halifax Co."). 
Letter of J. R. B. Hathaway, 13 Feby., 1902, to Mr. L. J. Hill, of Atlanta, Ga. 

Valentine BrasweU and wife, Jean, to Barnaby McKinnie (Book "F", No. 1, 
p. 185, at Edenton), Power of Attorney to acknowledge Sale and relinquish dower 
to 200 acres land sold John Pope^, July 21, 1721, on Aherron Swamp, where John 
Pope now liveth. Test.: William Pope, Wm. Ledbetter. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 

In 1729 John Pope and Mourning his wife of Bertie Precinct sell to William 
Bennett 200 A. of land lying on the South side Moratuck River and on the North side 
of Elk Marsh Swamp patented by John Pope July 24, 1728. Bertie Precinct, Aug. 
Court 1729. (Book "C", p. 136). 

On 19 Aug., 1741, John Pope, of Edgecombe Co., N. C, sells to John Pope of 
N. C. (no doubt his son) 200 A. in County aforesaid lying on the North side of 
Fishing Creek, part of a patent granted the said Jobn Pope 17th June, 1741, and 
Mourning Pope the wife of John Pope freely and willingly yielded up and sur- 
renderedTup all right of Dower and power of "third, &c, &c. Wit.: Henry CrafFold 
(.»), Jacob Pope. Edgecombe Co. Aug. Ct. 1741. (Halifax Co. Deed Bk. 1, p. 396.) 

On Aug. 18, 1741, John Pope^ and Mourning Pope his wife, of Edgecombe Co., 
made deed to 200 A. on North side of Fishing Creek to Aaron Etheridge, of Va. 
(Halifax Co. Deed Bk. 1, p. 398. 

John Bryan [Bryant] in will, 14th day of ye, 1734 says: "I do Leave and 
Bequeath to my well Beloved friend John Pope one hundred acres of land in A 
place on Cohukee Line below ye place where Robt. Wright now Liveth, Edgecombe 
Precinct, N. C, I4 Sept., 1734. (Wills and Inv. of N. C. by Grimes, p. 96). 

Craven Co., N. C. (Newbern) Deed Book 2, p. 382. Jany. 10th, 1734:— John 
Pope Gentleman, of Edgecombe Co., N. C, made deed to William Kinchen, 200 A. 
of land on the North side of the Meuse river at the head of Horse Creek (land 
granted John Pope by patent). (Signed) John Pope. 

Wit.: Nathl Cooper, John Lane. Proved Nov. 29th, 1744, before Ed. Moseley, 
Chief Justice and ordered Recorded. 

DEED: John Pope to John Pope: — To all people to whom these presents shall 
come Greeting. Know all ye that I John Pope of Edgcomb County No. Carolina for 
and in consideration of the sum of five pounds lawful money of Virginia have bar- 
gained and sold and by these presents do bargain and sell unto John Pope of No. 
Carolina his heirs and assigns forever a certain piece or parcel of land lying in the 

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County afsd. on the North side of Fishing creek containing by estimation 200 
acres be the same more or less, butted and bounded as follows. Beginning on the 
upper line Pope's Branch on the east side S. 80 E. along the line to the center of 
S. R. Oks and hickory then S. 209 . . . . to a redoak on the creek to the mouth of 
Pope Branch so up the Branch to the first station, being part of a patent granted 
to me John Pope and bearing date the 17th day of June 1741. To have and to hold 
the sd. bargained and demised premises with all the appurtenances thereunto 
belonging free from the day of the date hereof forever and I the sd. John Pope 
Doe me my heirs Exes Admrs. do promise grant and agree to and with the sd. John 
Pope his heirs and assigns to warrant and defend to them and their heirs the sd. 
demised premises forever, after the date of these presents and I Mourning Pope 
the wife of John Pope doth by these presents freely and willing yield up and sur- 
render all my right of Dower and power of third of in and to the above demised 
premises unto him the sd. John Pope his Heirs and assigns. In witness whereof I 
have hereunto set my hand and seal this 19th day of Aug. in the year of Our Lord 
1741. John Pope (seal) Mourning Pope (seal). 

Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us. Henry Craifold, Jacob Pope. 
Edgecomb County. Aug. Court 1741. The within deed of sale was in open Court 
in due form of law acked. and .... Test Rt. Forster C. C. T. 

Record of Deeds No. 1, p. 396, Halifax Co., N. C. Office of the Register of 

On July 12, 1915, a friend wrote me as follows: "Sometime ago I had the 
pleasure of a conversation with the Rev. L. R. Christie, of Columbus, Ga., who was 
born and reared in Halifax Co., N. C, and knew the many Popes of that county. He 
told me a number of interesting things. The old John Popes place is well known 
and now belongs to the State of N. C. as an experiment station, and is considered 
the finest farm in the State. It is down on the Roanoke River. The old home- 
stead is still standing — built of whiteoak logs, weatherboarded on the outside and 
plastered on the inside." 

Johns and Mourning (McKinnie) Pope had issue: 1. — Henry Pope*; 2. — John 
Pope*; 8. — Winnifred Pope*; 4. — Barnaby Pope*; 5. — Lewis Pope*; 6. — Jesse Pope*. 
Order of births not known. 

Col. Barnaby McKennie, Sr., in his last 'Will and Testament made Aug. 13, 1737, 
names his daughter Mourning Pope, as shown in the various petitions by John Lane, 
Barnaby McKinnie and William Hurst to dock the entail of lands under said will. 
(C. R. N. C, Vol. 5, pp. 1026-'29-'32; 1071-'2-'7— year 1758; lb. Vol. 6, pp. 383-'4-'7, 
481; S. R. N. C. 25, p. 465-'6— 1761; Deed Books, Halifax Co., No. 2, p. 49, and No. 
7, p. 35). 

Henry Pope* (Johns, Henrys, Williami), was b. circa 1723, in Edgecombe Co.; 
d. in 1764, in Halifax Co.; m., circa 1748, Tabitha . . . . , maiden name not known. 
She m. (II), circa 1768, Col. Thomas Wootten, son of Benjamin and Elizabeth 
Rousseau Wootten, of Halifax Co., and d. in 1808 in Oglethorpe Co., Ga. (See Ivcwis 
and Wootten.) 

Henry Pope* appears to have dealt largely in lands, and by inheritance and 
purchase to have owned a considerable acreage. (Halifax Co. Deed Books No. 7, pp. 
34-'5-'8 and 67; No. 8, p. 178; No. 17, p. 348). His will, dated 2 Jany., 1764; p. 
April Court, 1764, is recorded in Will Book 1, p. 144, as follows: In the Name of 
God Amen. I Henry Pope being very Sick and Weak but in perfect senses Thanks 
be to God, remembering the Mortality of Man do make and constitute this my last 
Will and Testament in Manner and Form following, first I recommend my Soul to 
God who gave it me and my Body to the Earth to be buried in a christian like 
Manner at the Discretion of my Executors, hereafter mentioned and as for my 
worldly Estate that hath pleased God to bless me with I give and dispose of in 
Manner and form following viz.: Item. I give and bequeath to my loving wife 
Tabitha Pope one negroe named Joe and all my household Furniture and all my 
live stock and all my Debts due me upon consideration she pay all my just Debts 
and each of my sons yt shall be living when they come to age, one good feather Bed 
and furniture and three good cows and calfs, to eacK of them, or in the Lue thereof, 
fifteen pounds proc money to be paid to each of them and also I lend the Manor 
plantation to my Wife Tabitha during her Natural Life. Item. I give and be- 

238 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

queath to my oldest Son Burrel pope, one plantation lying on Roanoke containing 
two hundred and nine Acres yt Land which fell to me by Heirship from Barnaby 
McKenney and also one negroe Girl named Patt to Him his Heirs and assigns for- 

Item. I give and bequeath to my four younger sons Willis pope, John pope, 
Henry Austin pope and Wiley Pope all ye rest of my Lands and negroes yt I have 
not bequeathed before, to them and their Heirs and Assigns forever, to be equally 
divided to them by John Bradford, Jesse pope and William Lane or either two of 
them and I also appoint John Bradford, Jesse pope and my well beloved Wife 
Tabitha, whole and sole Exrs. of this my last WUl and Testament and likewise 
appoint the same three persons whole and sole Guardians, to all my children. In 
Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this 2nd Day of January in 
ye year of our Lord 1764. Henry Pope (Seal). 


Signed and sealed in the presence of William Thralkel, Patience X Bradford, 

Sarah X Thralkel her mark. Halifax Apl Court 1764 . . . the . . . . This will 
was exhibited on Oath in open Court by the Exrs. and duly proved by ye Oath of 
William Thralkel a subscribing Witness thereto, whereupon ye Executors therein 
named came into Court and were duly qualified. Ordered the said Will to be 
recorded. Test. — Joseph Montford, C. Ct. 

Joseph Lane, of Edgecombe, in will 6 Dec, 1757; p. Nov. Ct., 1758, names as 
his principal legatee his brother William Lane and as his Exrs.: John Bradford and 
Henry Pope. These Executors refused to qualify, whereupon the Court appointed 
William Lane. (Query — Could Tabitha Pope have been the aunt of William Lane, 
and nee Lane?) 

Henry Pope* to Blake Baker, Halifax Co., Book 7, p. 35. This Indenture made 
the .... day of in the year of our Lord 1759 Between Henry Pope of the Co. of 
Halifax and province of N. C. of the one part and Blake Baker of the Co. and 
province afs'd of the other part Witnesseth that whereas Col. Barnaby McKennie 
late of Edgecombe Co. and province afsd Grand father to the said Henry Pope 
being seized in the Demesne as of fee of and in all those messuage lands and ten- 
ements situate lying and being in Northampton and Halifax, formerly Edgecombe 
Co. on the South and North side of Morattock River Containing by estimation two 
thousand five hundred acres, by his last Will and Testament in writing devised to 
his son Richard McKinnie all his land on the North side of Morattock river begin- 
ning at a Sycamore on the river bank above the landing running a direct course to a 
white oak on hogberry Gut being the dividing line between him the said Barnaby 
McKinnie and Capt. Wm. Kitchen including the Mill and all other appurtenances 
and all the land in that survey also that tract of land and plantation where the said 
Barnaby McKinnie then lived bounded as followeth beginning at the upper end of 
the Cypress Gut on Morattock River at a place called the Old Mill dam thence by the 
windings of the said Gut to the Great ditch thence along the Ditch to the corner 
thereof at the road and thence by the courses of the Cypress Gut to where Wm. 
Brown's lower head line crosses the same and thence by Brown's head line to his 
corner near the head of the Miry Marsh thence by Brown's lower line to a Maple on 
Morrattock River as also two hundred acres of land purchased of Col. Wm. Maul 
adjoining Brown's lower line and all the remainder of the said Barnaby McKennie's 
land on the South side of Morrattock River not before devised that is (if) his son 
Richard should die without lawfull issue that his said plantation where he then lived 
and three hundred acres of land adjoining should descend to his son John McKinnie, 
and all other his lands devised as afores'd to his son Richard McKennie should 
descend to his two daughters Patience Lane and Mourning Pope and whereas the 
said Richard McKinnie is dead without lawful issue whereby the property of the 
afores'd lands (except the three hundred devised to the afores'd John McKinnie) is 
vested in and become the property of the said Henry Pope and John Lane the lawful 
heirs of the said Patience Lane and Mourning Pope and whereas Col. Jos. Lane 
purchased of the said John Lane by lawfull conveyance all his right share and part 
of the afores'd land devised as afores'd to the said Patience Lane and Mourning 
Pope whereby the property thereof was vested in the said Jos. Lane by virtue whereof 

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the said Stenry Pope and the said Jos. Lane by articles of agreement bearing date 
the ninth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and 
fifty-five made a division of the lands afores'd devised as afores'd to the said 
Patience Lane and Mourning Pope that is to say .... (here follows a long 
description of the property, etc., which I omit. — L. J. H.). This deed — In witness 
whereof the afores'd Henry Pope and the said Blake Baker have intercTiangeably 
set their hands and seals the day and year first above written. 

Henry Pope (Seal). 
Blake Baker (Seal). 

Sealed and delivered in presence of John Pope, Alexr Enseley. Halifax County, 
S. S. June Court, 1759. This deed of partition was in open Court duly acknowl- 
edged and on motion ordered to be registered. Test.: Jos. Montford, Cler. Cur. 

JACKSON, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, N. C. Bk. 3, p. 38:— This indenture 
made this nineteenth day of July in the thirty third year the reign of our Sovereign 
Lord George the second by the Grace of God of Great Brittian & Ireland King 
defender of the faith &c and in ye year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven 
hundred & fifty nine between Henry Pope and Tabitha his wife of the County of 
Halifax and province of North Carolina of the one part & Blake Baker of the 
County & Provence aforesaid of the other part. Whereas Barneby Mackinny late of 
the County of Edgecombe & province aforesaid deceased being in his life time & 
at the time of his death seized and possessed of a tract of land & mill situate lying 
& being in the County of Northampton in the province aforesaid containing by 
estimation four hundred acres more or less and by his last will and testament bear- 
ing date the thirteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven 
hundred & thirty seven devised the same together with other lands to his son Richd 
Mc Kinne in fee-tail & for want of issue of him the sd Richard devised the said four 
hundred acres of land with other lands devised as aforesaid to his son Richard as 
aforesaid to his two daughters Patience Lane and Mourning Pope and whereas the 
said Richard is dead without lawful issue whereby the property of ye aforesaid four 
hundred acres with other lands devised as aforesaid were & is vested in the 
sd Patience Lane and Mourning Pope and the heirs of their bodies lawfully be- 
gotten for ever to be devised as by the sd will duly proven & recorded in the County 
of Edgecombe relation being thereunto had may more fully & at large appear & 
also whereas John Lane the right heir of sd Patience Lane by deed of conveyance 
sold & aliened his part or share of the sd lands devised as aforesaid to Col. Joseph 
Lane who also conveyed the same to Blake Baker by deed of conveyance by reason 
whereof the property was & is vested in the said Blake Baker by means whereof 
the said Henry Pope & ye sd Blake Baker made partition of the sd lands devised 
as aforesaid & the sd four hundred acres of land was allotted & layed off for ye sd 
Henry Pope for part of his share of the aforesaid lands as right heir to the afore- 
said Mourning Pope relation being had to the several deeds and conveyances may 
more fully appear by virtue whereof the sd Henry Pope is seized & possessed of 
the aforesaid four hundred acres of land with appurtenances thereunto belonging 
in fee tail & whereas by an Inquisition taken before James Turner Esqr. Sheriff of 
the County of Northampton the tenth day of July in ye year of Our Lord one 
thousand seven hundred & fifty nine by virtue of a writ in ye nature of an ad Quod 
Damnum bearing date the 28th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand 
seven hundred & fifty nine issued out of the Secretarys office & signed by the Hon- 
orable Richd Speight Esquire Secretary of the sd province to the said Sheriff 
directed pursuant to an act of Assembly in such case made and provided to Enquire 
by the oath of at least twelve good & lawful men of his Bailiwick of the value of the 
aforesaid four hundred acres of land and whether the same be parcel of or con- 
tigous to other intailed lands of the sd Henry Pope which Inquisition (to-wit) 
William Bennett, Green Hill, Thomas Williams, Benjamin Branch, John Williams, 
Harwood Jones, John Paul, Joseph Exum, Thos. Barret, Barnabe Thomas, Epphrc- 
titus Killbe, & WiUiam Moore being sworn &c and viewed the aforesaid four hundred 
acres of land did upon their oaths say that the aforesaid four hundred acres of land 
was of the value of forty pounds sterling money of Great Brittain & no more and 
that sd four hundred acres of land is not parcel of or contiguous to other intailed 
lands of the sd Henry Pope relation being had to the writ & fiiquisition remaining 

240 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

the secretarys office of this province may more fully & at large appear. NOW, this 
indenture witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of forty pounds 
sterling money of Great Brittain to us the said Henry Pope and Tabitha his wife 
hand paid by the said Blake Baker before the sealing & delivery of these presents 
the receipt whereof we the sd Henry Pope & Tabitha his wife do freely acknowledge 
& thereof do release, acquit, and discharge the said Blake Baker his heirs and 
assigns forever that piece or parcel by these presents do bargain, grant, sell, alien, 
release & confirm unto the sd Blake Baker his heirs, Exrs & adrars & assigns forever 
that piece or parcel of land and premises by estimation containing four hundred 
acres be the same more or less herein before mentioned to be devised as aforesaid 
by the sd Barnabe Mackinne and devised as above said by the sd Blake Baker & 
Henry Pope situate lying & being in the County of Northampton aforesaid and all 
houses, woods & underwoods, trees, ways & waters, steams, watercourses, rents mill, 
milldams ponds & Ponds of water, profits, commodfties and hereditaments, rents 
issues & appertaining whatsoever to ye sd piece or parcel of land and premises 
belonging or in anywise appertaining and the reversions, remainder remainders, 
rents, issues and profits thereof and also all the estate right title interest, use trust 
possession benefit property claim and demand whatsoever of them ye sd Henry Pope 
& Tabitha his wife of in and to the same and all deeds evidences and writings 
touching or in anywise concerning the sd premises. TO HAVE AND TO HOLD 
the sd piece or parcel of land herein before mentioned or intended to be herein or 
hereby granted bargained and sold with their and every of their appurtenances unto 
the sd Blake Baker his heirs and assigns for ever and the sd Henry Pope & Tabitha 
his wife for them their heirs exrs and admrs doth covenant promise & grant to & 
with the sd Blake Baker his heirs and assigns by these presents that the sd Henry 
Pope & Tabitha his wife hath not made done or committed or willingly suffered any 
act matter thing whereby or by reason or means whereof the sd piece or parcel of 
land & premises hereby bargained & sold or any part thereof are or may be im- 
peached, charged or incumbered in title charges or otherwise howsoever and also the 
sd Henry Pope & Tabitha his wife and their heirs and all and every other person or 
persons having or lawfully claiming or to claim any estate interest of in and to the 
sd premises hereby bargained and sold or any part thereof by from or under him 
them or any of them, shall and will from time to time and at all times upon the 
reasonable request of and at the proper cost and charges in the law of the sd Blake 
Baker his heirs and assigns make and execute or cause & promise to be made & 
executed all such further & other lawful & reasonable act or acts, thing & things 
devises & conveyances & assurances in the law whatsoever for the further better 
more perfect & absolute conveying & assuring the said piece or parcel of land and 
premises hereby bargained & sold with their & every of their appurtenances unto the 
sd Blake Baker his heirs and assigns as by the sd Blake Baker his heirs and assigns 
shall be lawfully & reasonably advised required & lastly that the sd Henry Pope & 
Tabitha his wife the above granted premises and every part and parcel thereof unto 
ye sd Blake Baker, his heirs and assigns against the lawful title claim demand of all 
person or persons whatsoever shall and will warrant and for ever defend by these 
presents. In witness whereof ye sd Henry Pope & Tabitha his wife have hereunto set 
their hand and affixed their seals the day & year first above written. 

Henry Pope (Seal). 
Tabitha Pope (Seal). 

Witnesses: James Edwards, James Holdness, John Gilcott. 

Halifax Co., N. C, Book 7, p. 67: — Deed from Henry Pope and Tabitha, his 
wife, of the Parish of Edgecombe and County of Halifax, Sept. 13th, 1759, sold to 
John Branch land consisting of two tracts, one tract containing 100 acres was pur- 
chased of John Branch, Sr. & John Branch, Jr., ye other piece of land 90 acres "I 
am lawfully possessed of in my own proper right by inheritance. Consideration 
94 £ 9 sh. " Henry Pope. 

Wit.: Wm. Branch, Wm. Gulledge Tabitha Pope. 

Henry Pope* (Johns, Henrys, Williami) and his wife, Tabitha had — as shown 
in his will: 1. — Burwell Pope'; 2.— Willis Popes ; 3. — John Pope^; 4. — Henry Au- 
gustine Pope^; 5. — Wylie Pope^. 

1. Burwell Pope^ was b. in 1751; d. 9 Jany., 1800, in 49th year of his age; m. 

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8 Sept., 1772, in Halifax or Wake Co., N. C, Priscilla Wootten, b. 1756; d. 19 Jany., 
1806, in her 50th year, dau. of Benjamin Wootten (will 26 June, 1764; Oct. Court, 
1764,— Halifax Co. Will Book 1, p. 151) and his wife, Elizabeth Rousseau. (See 
Lewis and Wootten.) 

Deed Bk. 13, p. 324. Halifax Court House, N. C. Copy. Province of North 
Carolina: — George the third by the Grace of God of Great Brittain France & Ire- 
land King Defender of the Faith etc.— To the Sheriff of Halifax County Greeting. 
We command you that by the oath of good & lawful men of your County by whom 
the truth of the matter may be better known you diligently enquire if it may be to 
the Damage or prejudice of us or others if Burwell Pope should sell two hundred 
acres of land with the appurtenances lying & being in Halifax County aforesaid 
whereof he is seized as Tenant in fee tail under the will of Barnaby McKinnie Senr. 
and if it be to the damage or prejudice of us or others, then to what damage or 
prejudice of us & to what damage or prejudice of others and of what value the said 
land with the improvements thereon made now is in good & lawful money of Great 
Brittain and whether the same be parcel of or contiguous to other lands whereof the 
said BurweU Pope is seized as Tenant in Fee Tail; and that you send without delay 
the Inquisition thereof Distinctly & openly made, to us in our Secretary's office under 
your hand & seal and the hands & seals of those by whom you shall make such 
Inquisition together with this writ. Witness Josiah Martin our Captain General 
Governor & Commander in Chief in & over our said province at Newbern the 30th 
day of December in the 15th year of our reign Anno Dom. 1774. By Virtue of an 
act of Assembly made in the 22'nd year of the reign of our late Sovereign Lord 
George the second King of Great Brittain etc. James Parrott, D-Secy. 

Halifax County, S. S.: Inquisition taken on the lands of Burwell Pope, if it 
should be to the prejudice of our Sovereign Lord the King etc, or others if Burwell 
Pope should sell two hundred acres of land lying & being in Halifax County afore- 
said whereof the said Burwell Pope is seized as Tenant in fee tail under the will of 
Barnaby McKinnie Senr. according to a limitation therein, before Wm. Branch Esq. 
Sheriff of Halifax County by virtue of the writ of our Sovereign Lord the King 
directed to the aforesaid Wm. Branch Sheriff as aforesaid according to act of As- 
sembly Good & lawful men of the County aforesaid To Wit Wm. Watson James 
Faucett, Edward Moreland, Frances Moreland, Richard Barrett, Michael Aaron, 
Peter Aaron, Peter Brown, John Smith, John Gunter, Patrick Garland & John 
Phillips who say upon their oath aforesaid that the said lands in the said writ men- 
tioned is of the value of fifty pounds, lawful money of Great Brittain & no more nor 
injurious to any other claimant nor contiguous to or parcel of any other entailed 
lands belonging to the aforesaid Burwell Pope nor of any damage to any other per- 
son whatsoever as they can be any ways informed In Witness whereof they have 
hereunto set their hands & seals the 30th day of December Anno Dom. 1774 and in 
the 15th year of our Reign: John Branch Shff. 

Wm. Watson (SEAL). Peter Aaron (SEAL). 

James Faucett (SEAL). John Smith (SEAL), 

(his) John Gunter (SEAL). 

Edward Moreland (SEAL). Patrick Garland (SEAL), 

(mark) (his) 

Francis Moreland (SEAL). John Phillips (SEAL), 

(his) (mark) 

Richard Barrett (SEAL). Peter Brown (SEAL), 


Michael Aaron (SEAL). 
Deed Showing Burwell Pope's Ancestry. Copy:— Deed Book No. 13 Page 247, 
Halifax Court House North Carolina. Tliis Indenture made on this twenty second 
day of February in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and 
seventy five Between Burwell Pope and Priscilla his wife of the County of Wake 
in the province of North Carolina of the one part and Nicholas Long of the County 
of Halifax and province aforesaid of the other part whereas Colo Barnaby McKinnie 
late of the County of Edgecombe and province of North Carolina aforesaid De- 
ceased being in his life time and at the time of his death seized and possessed of a 
tract of land lying and being in the County of Halifax formerly Edgecombe did by 

242 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

his late will and testament in writing bearing date the thirteenth day of August in 
the year of Our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and seventy seven [This 
date evidently was 1131, as that was the date of Col. Barnaby McKinnie's Will, 
and this deed was itself made in 1115, it could not refer to anything in 1777, no 
doubt the mistake was made in copying from the original to the Deed Book] devise 
the same to his daughter Mourning in fee tail which his said Daughter Mourning 
Intermarried with John Pope and had issue by him to wit Henry Pope since which 
the said Henry Pope is dead and the said land has descended to Burwell Pope in 
fee tail as aforesaid according to the will of the said Barnaby McKinnie reference 
being had thereto may more fully and at large appear also whereas by an Inquisition 
taken before William Branch Sheriff of the County of Halifax the 30th day of 
December in the year of Christ 1774, by virtue of a writ in the nature of an Ad 
Quod Damnum bearing date the 30th day of December in the year of Christ 1774 
Issued out of the Secretarys office and signed by James Parrott Deputy Secretary 
of the said province to the Sheriff of Halifax County directed pursuant to an act 
of Assembly of the Province in such case made & provided to enquire by the oaths 
of good & lawful men of the said County of Halifax whether it is to the prejudice of 
our sovereign Lord the King or others if Burwell Pope should sell two hundred 
acres of land whereof he is now seized in fee tail and also of the value of the said 
two hundred acres of land of the said Burwell Popes and whether the same be parcel 
of or contiguous to other entailed lands of the said Burwell Pope which Inquisition 
to wit Wm. Watson, James Faucett, Edward Moreland, Francis Moreland, Richard 
Baratt, Micharl Aaron, Peter Aaron, John Smith, John Gunter, Patrick Garland, 
John Phillips and Peter Brown which Inquisition etc being sworn and having viewed 
the land aforesaid did upon their oaths say that the said land was of the value of 
fifty pounds Sterling money of Great Brittain and no more and that it is not parcel 
of or contiguous to others entailed lands of the said Burwell Pope nor is it of 
prejudice to our sovereign Lord the King or others for the said Burwell Pope to sell 
the said two hundred acres of land reference being had to the writ and Inquisition 
aforesaid now remaining in the Secretarys office of this Province may more fully 
and at large appear Now this Indenture Witnesseth that the said Burwell Pope for 
and in Consideration of the sum of three hundred and eighty pounds proclamation 
money to him in hand paid by the said Nicholas Long the receipt whereof he doth 
hereby acknowledge the said Burwell Pope and Priscilla his wife have granted bar- 
gained and sold aliened and confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain sell 
alien and confirm unto him the said Nicholas Long his heirs and assigns for ever 
certain piece tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County of Halifax 
and province aforesaid on the South side of Roanoke River and bounded as followeth 
to wit Beginning at the mouth of the Cypress Gut thence running up the said Gut to 
the place called the old Mill dam thence up the said Gut to the mouth of the great 
ditch thence along the ditch to the corner on the road and where the said ditch 
crosses the Cypress Gut thence along the said Ditch to Nicholas Long's line formerly 
Richard McKinnie's thence along the said line to the corner A white oak thence 
along the said Long's line as aforesaid to a Sycamore on the river bank thence up 
the river to the first Station containing by estimation two hundred acres as aforesaid 
be the same more or less together with all profits commodities advantages herediti- 
ments and appurtinances whatsoever to the same belonging or in any wise appertain 
and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents and services of the 
said premises and of every part and parcel thereof and all the estate right and title 
Interest claim and demand whatsoever of them the said Burwell Pope and Priscilla 
his wife of in and to the said two hundred acres of land and premises and every 
part thereof to have and to hold the same to the said Nicholas Long his heirs and 
assigns to the only proper use benefit and behoof of him the said Nicholas Long his 
heirs and assigns to the only proper use benefit and behoof of him the said Nicholas 
Long his heirs & assigns for ever and the said Burwell Pope for him and his heirs 
and every of them doth hereby covenant and grant to & with the said Nicholas Long 
his heirs and assigns that he the said Burwell Pope & his heirs shall & will warrant & 
forever defend the said two hundred acres of land and premises and every part 
thereof to the said Nicholas Long his heirs and assigns for ever In Witness whereof 
the said Burwell Pope & Priscilla his wife have hereunto set their hands and affixed 

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their seals the day and year first above written. Sealed and Delivered in presence of 

Burwell Pope (SEAL). 
Priscilla Pope (SEAL). 
Halifax County, S. S. February Court 1775. Then the afore going deed was in 
opin Court duly acknowledged by Burwell Pope the party thereto and Priscilla 
Pope the feme in the said deed mentioned being first privately examined by Jas. 
Allen Esq. acknowledged she relinquished her right of dower freely and voluntarily 
and without compulsion whereupon said deed was ordered to be registered. 

Test: Jas. Montfort C. C. 


"I, Burwell Pope of the County of Oglethorpe and State of Georgia being in 
perfect health and of a sound mind do make and ordain this my last Will and Testa- 
ment in manner and form following, viz.: — 

Item. I give unto my beloved wife Priscilla, — James, Francis and Patt, and all 
my live stock, all my household furniture and plantation tools except the desk, she 
paying all my just debts, — and to each of my children the several legacies hereafter 
mentioned, Also the use of my plantation whereon I now live, during her natural life. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my son Robert two negroes Jack and Judah, five 
hundred and seventy-five acres of land in Jackson County, on tTie north fork of 
Oconee River whereon he now lives, one feather bed and furniture, two cows and 
calves, he paying to the estate eighteen thousand weight of Inspected tobacco or one 
thousand dollars at his option. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Tabitha two negroes, Moses and 
David, one feather bed and furniture, two cows and calves, and two hundred and 
eighty seven and a half acres of land on Big Creek where Miles Hill now lives. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann two negroes, Abram and Peter, 
one feather bed and furniture, two cows and calves and two hundred and eighty 
seven and a half acres of land on Big Creek whereon Noah Hill now lives. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Martha two negroes Adam and 
Dick, one feather bed and furniture, two cows and calves, also one other negro 
named Lucy. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my son Wilie two negroes Daniel and Samuel, one 
feather bed and furniture, two cows and calves, and two small tracts of land, one 
of one hundred and foiirteen acres and the other of sixty acres, and all that part of 
the tracts I now live on on the south of the branch, running through the plantation, 
all joining together. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah three negroes, Ida, Ephriam, 
and Richard, one feather bed and furniture, and two cows and calves. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Burwell two negroes Edward and 
James (the younger) one feather bed and furniture, two cows and calves, and all the 
land, including the plantation where I now live, not already disposed, also one walnut 
desk. All the rest of my estate both real and personal after paying all my just debts 
to be equally divided between all my children so as to make each child's part as 
nearly equal as possible, by John Pope, Henry Pope, and Wilie Pope who are ap- 
pointed my Administrators to this my last Will and Testament in witness whereof I 
have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of November 1799. 


Signed and sealed in presence of John Gresham, Senr., Richard Bailey. 

A true Copy taken from the Original last Will and Testament of Burwell Pope, 
deceased. Certified by me this eighteenth day of June in the year of Our Lord 1800. 
Erors excepted.— W. B. Bailey, C. C. O. O. C. Recorded Lexington, Oglethorpe 
County, Georgia — Book A, page 91. 

"Ordered that Thomas Wootten, James Freeman, Benjn Taylor, Jas. Thomas and 
Phillip Wray, Esq., be and they are hereby appointed appraisers of the Estate of 
Burwell Pope deed. June 17, 1800". (Oldest Marriage Book, Oglethorpe Co., Ga., 
Mixed Records, p. 52). 

Burwell Popes, 1751-1800, was a Justice of the Peace and Member of the Inferior 
Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, of Wake Co., N. C, during the Revolution. 
(N. C. Booklet, Vol. 5, 1905, No. 1, pp. 3 to 14.— Article entitled "Genesis of Wake 

244 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Co.", by Marshall deLancey Haywood); member of the House of Commons of N. C 
from Wake Co. in 1781-'2 (Wheeler's His. of N. C, part 2nd, pp. 421-'2; C. R. N. C, 
A'ol. 16, p. 2). He was reimbursed for sums expended in the Revolution as follows: 
To Burwell Pope, Member at Wake, Cer. No. 42 for 3,400 £. Warrant and Grant 
for Currency (N. C. His. Commission, Vol. XI, p. 46, folio 1) ; To Burwell Pope 
[Wake Co., in pencil, after it J, Cer. 701, 1067 £. (Ibid, Vol. XI, p. 42, folio 3). On 
page 29 of this Vol. is the following: "Comptroller's Office, Kinston. The U. S. of 
Am'a to the State of N. C. For sundries allowed by a Committee of Claims as per 
Report dated May 3, 1779". 

He was a member of the Georgia State Senate from Oglethorpe Co., Ga., 1794-5 
and 1799; of the Ga. State Constitutional Convention in 1798 (John Lumpkin and 
Thos. Duke were the other two delegates from Oglethorpe Co.) — voted against the 
"Yazoo Fraud". A copy of his affidavit as to an attempted bribery, and the dis- 
comfiture of those concerned in it, was in the possession of the late ex-U. S. Senator 
and Judge Pope Barrow at the time of his death ("Storv of Ga. and the Ga. 
People", pp. 173-179, by Dr. Geo. Gilmer Smith; J. H. Chap'. Coll. Vol. 1, p. 302). 
The Senators who voted against the Yazoo Fraud, Feby. 7, 1795, were: Mr. Milledge, 
Mr. Lanier, Mr. Morrison, Mr. Irvin, Mr. Blackburn, Mr. Pope, Mr. Mitchell, Mr. 
Wood. ("Story of Ga.", p. 173). 

As a member of the Revolutionary Legislature Burwell Pope risked his life for 
his country and was a patriot. See (W. T. R. Saffell's Record of the Revolution; 
Roster in Office of the Secretary of State of North Carolina). 

1784. In the Office of the Secretary of State, Atlanta, Georgia. "Grants of the 
Commissions of the Confiscated Estates, Book B. 3, To Musgrove, Pope, and others, 
500 acres in Camden Co. for Oglethorpe Academy, Nov. 15th, 1784. 

The following extracts from a rare book in the Library of United States Senator 
Pope Barrow of Savannah, Georgia, were furnished by his sister, Mrs. Bourke 

They show that Burwell Pope repudiated with scorn an attempt to bribe him in 
connection with the "Yazoo Fraud". It is recorded that the guilty members of the 
Georgia Legislature burned the Records of that Legislature, "using a sun glass to 
draw the fire from Heaven to burn them, hoping thus to purify or destroy the 
evidences of their guilt". 

It was for this reason that Burwell Pope and the few others who had voted 
against the "Yazoo Fraud" made the following affidavits to put their course on 
record. The name of this book is 

"Georgia's Speculation Unveiled. In two numbers. By Abraham Bishop, Hart- 
ford. Printed by Elisha Babcock (copy-right secured) 1797". 

Page 5 , "Passing of the granting Act in January, 1795, and of passing the 
rescinding Act. 1796". 

Page 105, "But a certain portion of the fraud shall be presented, from the fol- 
lowing affidavits on the Journals of the House". 

January 16th, 1796. Sworn in the presence of the Committee of the House of 
Representatives before me. Thomas Lewis, J. P. 

1796. Extract from affidavit (Page 107) of Clement Lanier, Representative 
(Second affidavit) : "The deponent further sayeth that the shares offered him as 
aforesaid, were expressly designed to induce him, the deponent, to vote for the bill 
for disposing of the western territory". Signed, Clement Lanier. 

Qualified as aforesaid. 

Page 114, "Eleventh" (affidavit): "Btirwell Pope, Esq., one of the members of 
the last and present senate of this State, being duly sworn, saith that being a mem- 
ber of the senate, at the last session of the legislature, he lodged at Mr. Herberts, in 
Augusta, with Mr. Harrison Musgrove then a member of the house of representa- 
tives, from the same county; that one evening whilst the bill for disposal of the 
western territory was on its passage (1796), the said Musgrove told the deponent 
he had found out more than he ever knew before, that he had discovered there were 
two shares in Cummings company, reserved for himself, and for every member that 
would take them, but that he did not know he should take them. The deponent fur- 
ther saith, that at another time the said Musgrove said to the deponent, friend Pope, 
1 am authorized to tell you, that you can have one hundred guineas for your part; 

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to which the deponent answered, he had no part; — that at another time the said Mus- 
grove further told the deponent, he might get five hundred silver dollars. 

Signed, Sworn to as before: Burwell Pope. 

In the first "Digest of the Laws of Georgia", by Robert and George Watkins, 
published by Aitken, No. 22 Market Street, Phila., Penn., is a list of the subscribers. 
One of these was Burwell Pope, Esq., 1800. (This list is in the back of said book.) 

Burwell Pope of the County of Wake, N. C, on May 19, 1783, made deed to 
Thomas Tulloch and Harrison Macon to 640 acres, in Wake Co., on both sides 
Phillips Branch, beginning at Joseph Lane's corner, granted said Pope by his Excel- 
lency Gov. Caswell April I, 1780, for 400 £. Wit.: Thomas Wootten, Wm, Wootten. 
Rec. AprU 26, 1785. Jas. Hinton Reg. Registered in the Register's Office of Wake 
Co., Book "H", p. 302, July 26th, 1789. 

Burwell Pope of Wake Co., N. C, on 26th Sept., 1783, sold to Wm. Ward of 
Franklin Co., N. C, 639 acres of land on White Oak Creek, at mouth of Reedy 
Branch, in Wake Co., granted said Pope by the State of N. C, Aug. 9, 1779, for 
113 £ 6 s. 8 d. Wit.: Wm. Yeates, Christopher Babb. (Wake Co. Book "G", p. 307). 

Burwell Pope of Wilkes Co., Ga., on 8 Fehy., 1785, sold to Joseph Lane, Jr., of 
Wake Co., N. C, 640 acres on Williams' Creek, granted Wm. Williams Jany. 4, 1761, 
& registered in Orange Co. Book 8, p. 28, for 250 £. Wit: Nat Jones, Jr., Wm. 
Brown. Reg. Aug. 2If, 1785. 

The 3 records above show that Burwell Pope, as late as 26 Sept. 1783, was still 
a resident of Wake Co., N. C, and that between that date and the 8th day of Fehy., 
1785, he removed to and became a citizen of Wilkes Co., Ga. He received various 
grants in Wilkes Co. — five during July, 1787, aggregating 1300 A. (Land Grant 
Book "000", pp. 86-'7, 106, 141, 144), and one on 10th Oct., 1784 (?) for 200 A.— 
the copy of this grant as given me is dated 1774, but I think it must be so dated by 
mistake. "Burwell Pope from . . . . , 200 acres North side Broad River beginning 
at Thos. Wootten's corner red oak in a piece of fenced ground. Reserved until next 
Court, Dartmouth, Oct. 10, 1774". (Records of Land Commissioners on file in Clerk's 
Office, Greensboro, Ga., p. 18). It is claimed that this record was "copied by Dr. 
J. L. LeConte, deed., from the Record of Court of Land Commissioners appointed by 
Gov. Wright to issue the ceded lands 1773-5; with instructions to the Commissioners 
given at Augusta, Nov. 19, 1773. Records on file with Clerk of Court, Greensboro, 

The lands inherited by the four younger sons of Henry Pope of Halifax Co., 
N. C, were sold by them in 1778, 1783 and 1786, as shown by the following deeds. 

Book 15, p. 282. This Indenture made this 9th day of April, in the year of our 
Lord 1778 Between Willis Pope, John Pope, Henry Augustine Pope and Wylie Pope 
of Wake Co. to John Wootten of Halifax Co. of N. C, of the other part, Witnesseth 
for the consideration of 800 £ current money of N. C. to us in hand paid by the said 
John Wootten .... all that tract of land on the South side of Beech Swamp in the 
aforesaid Co. by estimation 724 acres more or less. (Signed) Willis Pope (Seal). 
Wit.: J. Branch, Henry Bradford, Lydia Brookes. John Pope (Seal). 

Henry A. Pope (Seal). 
Wilie Pope (Seal). 

Nov. 1, 1783 Signed by Henry Augustine Pope in the presence of Jno. Bradford, 
Junr., Richd Bradford Wootten. 

Signed by Willis [Wilie ?] Pope Oct. 7, 1783, in presence of Elizabeth Brad- 
ford, John Bradford, T. Bradford, Hafifax Co. [I think this was Wilie instead of 

1st Nov. Term. Then this deed was in open Court duly proved by the oath of 
Jno. Branch a subscribing witness thereto and ordered to be registered. Registered 
accordingly. Test.: Wm. Wootten, C. Ct. 

Jno. Geddy, C. Ct. 

Book 15, p. 147. Oct. 8, 1783. This Indenture made this date between Willis 
Pope and Mary his wife, John Pope, Henry Augustine Pope and Clary his wife and 
Wilie Pope of the County 6i Wake and State of iV. C, and John Bradford of the Co. 
of Halifax and State aforesaid of the other part .... for consideration of 50 £ 
sell 510 Acres, &c, &c. Wit.: John Bradford, Elizabeth Bradford. [Signatures 

246 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

omitted in copy sent this compiler.] Halifax Co., N. C, May Court, 1784. Jno. 
Geddy Prob. Reg. 

Book 16, p. 242. Aug. 29, 1786. Willis Pope and Mary his wife, John Pope, 
Henry Augustin Pope and Clary his wife and Wilie Pope of the County of Wilkes 
and State of Georgia sell to William Paradise of Halifax Co., N. C, two hundred and 
fifty four (254) acres in Halifax Co. for the consideration of 133 £ six shillings and 
eight pence. Wit.: Jesse Pope, Jonathan Joyner. [Signatures omitted in copy sent 
the compiler]. Recorded Feby. Court, 1787. Wm. Wootten, Clk. Ct. 

It will be seen from these deeds that Willis and Henry Augustin Pope in 1778 
were single; that in 1783 both were married; that in Oct., 1783, all four brothers were 
residents of Wake Co., N. C, and that in Aug. 1786, residents of Wilkes Co., Ga.; 
also that in 1778 Henry A. and Wylie Pope were minors and so had to acknowledge 
their signatures after they became of age to make the conveyance valid. 

An act to grant monies for the purpose of building and repairing Court houses 
and gaols A. D. 1791, No. 452. Digest of Laws of Georgia, Pub. 1800, p. 433. 
Extract. — Sec. IV. And be it further enacted. That Larkin Cleveland, Thomas 
Arington, John Connor Senior, Burwell Pope and William Harden be, and they are 
hereby appointed Commissioners for building the court house and gaol for Franklin 
County. Edward Telfair, Governor. Dec. 15, 1791. N. Brownson, President, Senate. 
William Gibbons, Speaker of the House of Representatives. 

This act is repealed by act of 1792, No. 478. 

Priscilla Pope, widow, appears "upon the Register of Land Grants, for services 
rendered as a Soldier of the Revolutionary War, or as heirs of such soldiers", as 
having drawn 2 lots. "No. 376 Priscilla Pope, Widow, 2 draws". Drawing Feby. 8, 
1804. Records in Ordinary's Office, at Lexington, Ga. 

Book NN, 1795-1796, p. 177— Wilkes Co., Ga. Burwell Pope and Priscilla, his 
wife, of Oglethorpe Co., Ga., Dec. 27, 1793, to John McLeod of Wilkes Co., Oa., 173 A. 
in Wilkes Co., on Broad River, for 60 £. Burwell Pope. 

Wit.: Benj. Taliaferro, J. P., Joshua Glass. Priscilla Pope. 

Deed Book C, p. 20.— Burwell Pope and Priscilla, his wife, Aug. 31, 1797, to 
John N. Anderson, all of Oglethorpe Co., Ga., 200 A. on Beaverdam Creek of the 
South fork of Broad River, for 50 £. BurweU Pope. 

Wit.: Robert Pope, Lewis Pope. Priscilla Pope. 

Note. — This is one of the tracts rec'd in grant from the State on the 25th July, 
1787, as recorded in L'd. G't Book 000, p. 144. 

Burwells and Priscilla (Wootten) Pope had issue: 1. — Robert Popes, b. 26 
Sept., 1775; d. 7 Oct., 1831, unm.; 2.— Tabitha Christian Popee, b. 11 Feby., 1778; d. 
25 April, 1852; m. 26 Jany., 1795, Miles Hill, 1774-1844. (For issue, see IX, B, P. O., 
p. 94, Hill records); 3.— Ann Popee, b. 26 April, 1780; d. 6 Jany., 1805; m. 28 Sept., 
1796, Noah Hill, c. 1771-1805. (For issue, see VIII, B. P. O., p. 92, HiU records); 
4.— Martha, called "Patsy", Popeo, b. 18 April, 1782; d. 15 July, 1753; m. 29 March, 
1799, Wylie Hill, 1775-1844. (For issue, see X, B. P. O., p. 103, Hill records) ; 5.— 
Wylie Popes, b. 14 Dec, 1784; d. Oct., 1864, in his 80th year; m. 11 Feby., 1807, 
Sallie Davis, (q. v.); 6.— Sarah Popes, b. 24 Nov., 1787; d., will 2 Dec, 1850; 20 
Jany., 1851 ; m. 10 Feby., 1806, Robert Holmes, (q. v.) ; 7.— Burwell Pope, Jr.s 
(Brig. Genl.), b. 7 Sept., 1790; d. 11 May, 1840; m. 12 Dec, 1815, Sarah Key Strong, 
b. 1796. 

Wylie Pope^ (son of Burwell and Priscilla (Wootten) Pope) and his wife, 
Sallie Davis removed in 1838 to Wetumpka, Ala., where she d. in 1844, and he in 
Asheville, Ala., in 1864, in his 80th year. They had 3 sons and 2 daus.: 1. — Robert 
Samuel Pope, Sr.^, who was a gold miner and d. in 1866 in California, unm.; 2. — 
Burwell Thomas Pope^, b. circa 1810; d. 8 May, 1868, in Gadsden, to which he re- 
moved from Asheville, Ala., in 1867. (q. v.) ; 3. — Wylie Hill Pope^, b. in Oglethorpe 
Co., Ga., 25 July, 1816; d. in Columbiana, Ala., 28 Nov., 1874. (q. v.); 4.— Mary 

Pope7, m Mulden, moved to Wisconsin and d. there, leaving children; 5. — 

Sarah Pope^, m. Judge Gibbs, moved to 111. before Civil War and d. there. [Capt. 
A. F. Pope, of Oglethorpe, thought her name was Martha, instead of Mary, and 
that they moved to St. Louis, Mo.] 

Burwell Thomas Pope"!, 1810-1868, son of Wylie and Sallie (Davis) Pope, re- 
sided in St. Clair Co., Ala., was a lawyer and Circuit Judge; elected to Congress in 

AND Allied Families 247 

1865 but refused the ironclad oath; was arrested for prohibiting negroes being called 
as jurors in his court. His death believed to have been due to disease caused by 
excitement over his arrest. When the Alabama legislature passed and presented 
resolutions expressing the State's gratitude, a section of land and a gold medal, to 
Miss Emma Sansom, the patriot, Hon. Burwell T. Pope delivered for her the address 
of acceptance. She, b. in Social Circle, Ga., in 1847, moved with her family to 
Cherokee Co., and acted as guide for Genl. Forrest when he pursued and captured, 
near Rome, Ga., the command of Genl. Streight. (Mems. of Ala. Hisl & Biol., 
Vol. 1, p. 1018, Acts of Genl. Assbly. 1863, pp. 213, 214; Gulf States Mag., Vol. 2, 
pp. 366-'7-'8). He m. Johanna Lester, of English descent, d. 1876, in Gadsden. 
They had 8 children, only 3 living when above account was written: Benjamin F. 
Popes, b. 9 March, 1840; Sarah M. E. Popes, m. Richmond Hammond, of Attala, 
Ala.; Lula R. Popes, of Birmingham, Ala. 

Benjamin P. Pope», son of Burwell T. and Johanna (Lester) Pope, removed to 
Gadsden in 1861, m., same year, Sarah E. Germany. Was Solicitor of the City Court. 
They had 10 children, of whom 7 were living at date of this account: 1. — William B. 
Pope9; 2. — James Wylie Popes, was Prest. of Enterprise Lumber Co. in Atlanta, 
removed to Fla.; 3. — Jos. Walter Pope^, was Sec. & Treas. of Gress Lumber Co., of 
Atlanta; 4. — John O. Popes, was a dental student; 5. — Ada O. Popes ; 6. — Louis 
Wyeth Popess; 7.— Wesley M. Pope. (Meml Rec. of Ala. Hisl & Biol, Vol. 1, 
p. 1118). 

Richmond and Sarah M. E. {Pope) Hammond had: Miss Nina Hammond, of 
Attala, Ala.; John Hammond and Joseph Hammond, both of Gadsden, Ala.; Mrs. 
John C. Staton, of Atlanta, Ga. Mr. John C. Staton was b. in St. Clair Co., Ala., 
in 1866; d. in Atlanta, July 15, 1921. He, at time of his death, and for many 
years previous, was Asst. Postmaster at Atlanta. They have two sons: John C. 
and Albert Staton, both prominent in athletic activities at Ga. Tech. in 1920 and '21. 

3. Wylie Hill Pope"!, 1816-1874, son of Wylie and Sallie (Davis) Pope, was 
Capt. in 25th Ala. Regt., C. S. A.; m. 28 Nov., 1844, Caroline (Bowden) McHenry, 
d. circa 1884 in Asheville, Ala., widow of Dr. Thomas McHenry, in Shelby Co., Ala., 
and had 5 children, viz.: 1.— William Wylie Popes, b. 28 Sept., 1845, in Shelby Co., 
Ala., served in 25th Ala. Regt., C. S. A.; 2.— Sarah Elizabeth Popes, b. 25 Oct., 1847, 
in Shelby Co., Ala.; m. 2 Aug., 1866, in Columbiana, Ala., Judge John Washington 
Inzer, living, 1921, in Asheville, Ala., and have 3 children: (1) Clara Inzer^, m. 
James P. Montgomery, Asheville, Ala. (this record received from her 27 May, 1921) ; 
(2) Lila Inzers, m. Watt T. Brown, of Birmingham, Ala.; (3) John Manley Inzers, 
of Asheville, Ala.; 3.— Mary Nancy Caroline Popes, b. 25 Aug., 1849, in Shelby Co., 
Ala.; d. in 1855, in Shelby Co.; 4.— Robert Samuel Pope, Jr., or lis, b. 1 Aug., 1852; 
m. circa 1876, Mary Magruder, of Tuskeegee, Ala. He, in 1921, living in Atlanta, 
Ga.; 5.— John Franklin Greene PopeS, b. 13 March, 1857, in Shelby Co.; d. 21 Sept., 
1918, in Cabot, Arkansas. 

6. Sarah Popeo (dau. or Burwell and Priscilla (Wootten) Pope), 1787-1850, m. 
10 Feby., 1806, Robert Holmes. Her will (recorded in Oglethorpe Co. Will Book 2, 
p. 262) 2 Dec, 1850; 20 Jany., 1851. To John Holmes and William Holmes in trust 
slaves for my son Burwell Holmes and his children. To Wylie Pope, son of Col. 
Wylie Pope, formerly of Wilkes; Mary Jane Brown; Methodist Episcopal Church 
South for Missionary purposes; "I direct my Executors to apply fifteen dollars 
towards defraying the expense of building an enclosure around the graves of my 
Father and Mother and other relatives". My children Burwell Holmes, Priscilla 
Moore, Tabitha Fullilove, William Holmes, Robert Holmes, Wylie Holmes and 
John Holmes. William Holmes and John Holmes Executors. 

(Signed) Sarah Holmes. 
Wit.: Benjn F. Hardeman, Thos. E. R. Harris, Mathew F. Jackson. Her chil- 
dren all lived in La. and Texas. 

7. Burwell Pope^, son of Burwell and Priscilla (Wootten) Pope, 1790-1840, 
was a Lieut, in the War of 1812; engaged in Indian Wars between 1812 and 1836 in 
Ga.; was commissioned as Brigadier General, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division of the 
Georgia Militia on 24th Nov., 1828 (Roster of Ga. Militia Officers, Adjt. Gel's Office) 
and rendered efficient service in the Indian Wars, 1835-'6. Commanded the Ga. 
troops that went to Fla. in 1836. His will in Clarke Co., Ga., 30 April, 1840; pr. 

248 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

July, 1840, names wife Sarah Key Pope, dau. Julia Ann Tabitha Pope; sons, John 
Hardeman Pope, Alexander Franklin Pope, Benjamin Henry Pope and William 
Edwin Pope. Wit.: James R. Carlton, Jno. D. Moss and William L. Mitchell. 

Genl. Burwell^ and Sallie Key (Strong) Pope had, as shown by his family Bible 
in possession of his grandson John Burwell Popes, in Austin, Tex., the following 
children: 1.— Edwin Elisha Pope^, b. 1820; 2.— Charles Burwell Pope^, b. 1822; 
3.— Julia Ann Tabitha Pope^, b. 1825; 4.— John Hardeman Pope^, b. 1827; 5.— 
Alexander Franklin Pope^, b. 1829; 6.— Benjamin Henry Pope^, b. 1830; 7.— William 
Alonzo Pope7, b. 1833. The last is not named in will, but a William Edwin Pope'^ is. 

In "Mississippi", Vol. II — L-Z — p.* 454, we find: Panola, Miss., established in 
1758 on lands of B. H. Pope7. In "Ibid", Vol. Ill, pp. 652-3, is an article on 
William E. Pope^, which says he was b. July 8, 1836; m., 1883, Miss Bertha Steiner, 
dau. of Solomon and Hannah Steiner, of Illinois. He lived at Pope, Panola Co., 

3. Julia Ann Tabitha Pope'' (dau. of Genl. Burwells), m. 8 Nov., 1854, Mar- 
cellus Stanley, Capt. Troup Artillery, C. S. A., son of Thomas and Ellen (Ramsey) 
Stanley, and had: (1) Thomas P. Stanleys, m. Margaret Morton; (2) Sallie Stanley*, 

4. John Hardeman Pope"!, b. 1827; m. (T) Miss Damarias C. Hubbard, b. 23 
May, 1828 (dau. of Robert and Nancy (Waters) Hubbard, and gr. dau. of John 
Hubbard, Revy. Soldier, and his wife Elizabeth), who bore him an only child, which 
d. in inf.; m. (II), in 1855, Mary Caldwell, d. 1918, by whom he had: 1. — Lula PopeS, 
d. 1918, m. John D. Templeton; 2. — Maidee Popes, d. July, 1919, unm.; 3. — Minnie 

Popes, m Watson, and had: (1) Arthur Pope Watsons, Capt. World War, 

A. E. F.; (2) Eva Watsons, d. July, 1917, m Woodall; i.—John Burwell 

Popes, of Austin, Tex., m. Ruth Jones; issue: (1) Mary Ellen Popes ; (2) John Bur- 
well Pope, Jr.9, b. 1916. 

5. Alexander Franklin Pope^ (son of Genl. Burwells) was 1st Lieut, in Troup 
Artillery, which left Athens April 24, 1861 ("Annals of Athens", p. 222, by Hull), 
Genl. Loring's Brigade in Western Va. in 1861, in Genl. Howell Cobb's Brigade 
spring of 1862 to 1st of May, was in command of 3 pieces of Artillery at Dam No. 1 
on the Pen below Richmond, where only one Gun could be used against 16 P's of 
Artillery, afterwards during balance of the war was Capt. of Artillery under Genl. 
Howell Cobb, on his staff in Ga. and Fla. He represented Oglethorpe Co. in the 
legislature. He m., late in life, Miss Mary Ward, and d. without issue. 

2. Willis Pope^ (Henry*, John3, Henry2, Williami), b. circa 1754; d. 23 Dec, 
1795; was appointed 2nd Lieut, on 27 April, 1776, by Provincial Congress of N. C, 
at Halifax. (Wheeler's His. of N. C, Vol. 1, p. 80). He m., in N. C, in the '70s, 
Mary . . . . , maiden name not known. On 9th April, 1778, Willis Pope, John 
Pope, Henry Augustine Pope and Wylie Pope, of Wake Co., N. C, make conveyance 
of 724 A. on South side of Beech Swamp in Halifax Co. to John Wootten, of Hali- 
fax for 800 £. (Halifax Deed Book 15, p. 282). On 8th March, 1783, Willis and 
Mary his wife, John Pope, Henry Augustin Pope and Clary, his wife, and Wylie 
Pope, of the County of Wake and State of N. C, convey to John Bradford of Hali- 
fax Co., 510 A. for 50 £. (Halifax Co. Deed Book 15, p. 147.) Bounty Surveys by 
Surveyor General. Willis Pope 300 A. Washington County, Ga., bounded North 
and West by vacant lands, East by John Kimbro, South by Wm. Duke Cut by 
branch of Shoulderbone creek. Survey 494. July W, 11 8 If. (Surveyor General Book 
"F", p. 249). (Georgia Roster of Rev. Soldiers— The LeConte List, p. 273.) 

"28 July, 1784. Sanders Walker vs. John Kimbrough, Willis Pope [et al.]. The 
Board are of opinion that the caveat of Pltff ought to be dismissed and grants 
passed for the Defdts.— Washington Co. lands. (Rev. Rec. of Ga., by Candler, Vol. 
2, pp. 690, 726, 736 and 766). 

Willis Pope received a grant in 1788 for 300 A. in Washington Co., Ga. (Land 
Book PPP, p. 394) ; on 2 March, 1791, 550 A. in Wilkes Co., bounded on South East 
by Thornton's and Butler's lands, North East by Thurman's, North by Wootten's, 
West by Beddingfield's and South West bv Aycock's land. (Land Book UUU, p. 
376 (or 516?) ; on 9 April, 1793, 200 A. in Wilkes Co. (Ld. Book WWW, p. 24). 

Willis Pope and S. Gorham reed, grant, in 1788, for 1000 A. in Franklin Co., Ga. 
(Ld. Bk. QQQ, p. 424). 

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On Dec. 16, 1788, Curtis Wellborn sells to Willis Pope, aU of Wilkes Co., 500 A. 
lying on both sides Golden Grove, granted Curtis Wellborn 17 Aug., 1785, for 100 £. 

Curtis Wellborn, 
Mary X Wellborn. 

Wit.: Elijah Corven, Frances X George. (Deed Book 1790-1792, p. 34). 

July 23, 1796, Benjn Glover and Polly Glover, his wife, of the State of S. C, 
at Cambridge, to Polly Pope and her children, being the heirs of Willis Pope, 
DECD., 400 A. in Wilkes Co., Ga., for 150 £. Benjamin Glover. 

Polly Glover. 

Wit.: Betsy Oliver, John Freeman, Holmes Freeman, J. P. Rec. Dec. 5, 1796. 
(Deed Book OO, p. 132). 

These records of deeds and grants are here given in order to show conclusively 
that the five brothers: Burwell, Willis, John, Henry Augustine and Wylie Pope, 
were all living in Wake Co., N. C, as late as 1783, that no one of them settled in 
Wilkes Co., Ga., before 1784, and the first record showing definitely their citizenship 
in Wilkes County is dated Feby. 8, 1785— by Burwell Pope (Bk. 9, p. 38, at Raleigh, 
N. C), save only the Washington Co. grant to Willis Pope in 1784. 

Pope, Willis, of Wilkes Co., Ga., d. 23 Dec, 1795. John Pope was the admr. of 
the Estate. Mary Pope and John Pope gave bond in the sum of $10,000. Nathan 
Bradford, Security. 

Appraisement of the estate of Willis Pope by Drury Stovall, James Bridges and 
W. Gunnells shows $2363.94% in slaves, live stock, household goods, farm utensils, 
etc. Another appraisement, seemingly , of household goods, notes and accounts by 
same appraisers, whole amount $3385. No land appraised. Notes against Henry 
Jossey, Jno. Kelsey, Benjamin Blake, Nathaniel Bradford, David Gunnells, and 
many others, one of the small notes being for $18.00 by Barnaby Pope. The above 
by Clerk in Ordinary's office at Washington, Ga. — reference to book and page not 
given me. 

Inventories of Appraisement records show on Jany. 15, 1798, that John Pope 
administrator of Willis Pope, recorded a sale made 5 Jany., 1798, of a "Part of the 
personal estate of Willis Pope", proceeds amounting to $709.40. (Signed) John 
Pope, Admr. of Willis Pope. 

On Aug. 5, 1794, Barnaby Pope, of Hancock Co., Ga., deeded to John Pope 
6 slaves, 2 horses, 14 head of cattle, 30 hogs and aU his household furniture for 
189 £ 11 sh. 7d. (Signed) Bar. Pope. 

Wit: Absalom Thurman, Thos. Wootten, J. P. (Wilkes Co. Deed Book NN, p. 160). 

On March 10, 1802, John Pope gave administrator's bond for $1000.00 as admr. 
of Penia Pope. Securities — John Heard and James Cade. (Signed) John Pope. 

Saml. L. Cade. 
Jesse Heard. 

Attest: David Terrell. Rec. Aug. 20, 1806. (Book YY, 1800-1819, p. 20.) 
(In body of bond it is James Cade, but it is signed — as recorded— Samuel L. Cade). 
Signed, sealed and acknowledged in open Court. David Terrell, Clk Ct. of Ordinary. 

2. Willis Pope^ (Henry*, Johns, Henrys, Williami) and his wife Mary . . . . , 
had several children. Among them were John Popee, probably Penia Pope, et al. 
Such records as have been examined fail to positively identify their children, but 
they seem certainly to establish the fact that John Pope^, who m. Keddy Hill, dau. 
of Henry and Sarah (Gotten) Hill, was their son. For record see Hills (VIII, A, 
P. O., p. 86). 

Administrators' Bonds from 1800 to 1819, p. 183, State of Georgia, Wilkes 
County. Know all men by these presents That we Thomas Wootten, William John- 
son, John Walker, Anderson Riddle and Thomas Anderson, are held and firmly 
bound unto their Honors the Judges of the Court of Ordinary for said County and 
their successors in office in the just and full sum of Twenty-five thousand ($25,000.) 
Dollars, for the payment of which sum, to the said Judges and their successors, we 
bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, in the whole and for the 
whole sum, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and 
dated this, 2nd day of May, 1818. The condition of the above obligation is such that 
if the above bound, Thomas Wootten and William Johnson Administrators of the 
goods, chattels and credits of John Pope, late of this County, Deceased, do make a 

250 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of said 
deceased, which have or shall come to the hands or possession of said Thomas and 
William, or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for them, 
and the same so made, do exhibit into the said Court of Ordinary when they shall 
be thereunto required, and such Goods, Chattels and Credits do well and truly 
administer according to law and do make a just account of their acting and doing 
therein when they shall be thereunto required by the Court of Ordinary for said 
County and all the rest of the Goods, Chattels and Credits, which shall be found 
remaining upon the account of the said administration, the same being first allowed 
of by the said Court, shall deliver and pay to such person or persons, respectively, 
as are entitled to the same by law and if it shall hereafter appear that any last Will 
and Testament was made by the said deceased and the same be proved before the 
Court and the Execufbrs obtain Certificate of the Probate thereof and the said 
Thomas Wootten and William Johnson do, in such cases, if required, render and 
deliver up the said Letters of Administration, then this obligation to be void. 
Seal: (Signed) Thomas Wootten (Seal) 

Wilkes County Wm. Johnson (Seal) 

Court of ^ John Walker (Seal) 

Ordinary Anderson Riddle (Seal) 

1800 Thos. Anderson (Seal). 

Georgia. Signed, sealed, acknowledged, in Open Court. D. Terrell, Clk. 

Record this 27th of April, 181S. 

Note. — The instrument executed 2 May, 1818 and recorded 27 April, 1818, evi- 
dently an error in copying. 

S. D. Fanning, Ordinary, in letter May 6, 1915, to Mrs. T. B. Raines, of Dawson, 
Ga., says: "While the records contain several petitions of the Admrs. in regard to- 
this estate, there is no mention made of his heirs". 

It will be noted that John Popes (Henry*, Johns) was living May 24, 1819, when 
he signed as a witness the will of his brother Wylie Popes, a year after the decease 
of the above John Pope^, son of Willis, and husband of Catharine, or Keddy (Hill) 

On Oct. 8, 1793, John Thurmond sold to John Pope, both of Wilkes Co., 80 A. 
on Pistol Creek for 50 £. (Signed) John Thurmond. 

Wit.: Absolum Thurmon, Thomas Wootten, J. P. Reg. Nov. 12, 1795. 

3. John Popes (Henry*, John3, Henrya, Williami), b. c. 1755, in Halifax Co., 
N. C; d. between May 24, 1819 and Nov. 19, 1821; removed to Ga., where on 15 Nov., 
1785, he rec'd four grants, aggregating 1100 acres in Wilkes Co., Ga. (Ld. Grant Book 
III, pp. 253, 257, 285 and 322). In 1810 he was a representative from Wilkes in the 
State Legislature (Journal of the House of Representatives) ; was Capt. in the 
Indian Wars succeeding the Revolution (Natl Society of D. A. R. 5th Report, 57th 
Congress, 2nd Session, Vol. 16, pp. 352-'3). He m. Elizabeth Smith, dau. of John 
and Elizabeth Smith. Issue: (1) Huldah Popes, m. 10 Jany., 1812, Henry Jossey, 
Jr., 1st wife, son of Henry Jossey, Sr., and his wife, Mary Hill, dau. of Henry 
and Sarah (Cotten) Hill. (For issue, see Hills, 3, V, A, P. O., pp. 39, 47); (2) 
Keturah Pope^, m. James Mathews, Jr., and had, among others: Elizabeth R. 
Mathews, who m. Augustus F. Griggs and had James Mathews Griggs, who m. 
Theodosia Stewart, dau. of Daniel R. Stewart and Nannie O. Pope, his wife, dau. 
of Wiley Mobley Pope and his 3rd wife, Martha Williams Bryan. Wiley Mobley 
Pope was the son of Jonathan Pope and Elizabeth Cooper, his wife; (3) Mary L. 

Popes, m Henderson; (4) Wylie Popes, d. unm. in 1826. In Wilkes Co. 

Admrs.' Bonds Book ZZ, p. 112, we find: "Henry Jossey and Jonathan Davis sure- 
ties on bond of Henry Jossey admr. on estate of Wylie Pope, Jr. (son of John). 
(Signed) Henry Jossey, Jonathan Davis. Attest: John Dyson; (5) Martha Popes, 
m. Rev. Wm. A. Calloway and had, among others: Abbie Calloway^, of Atlanta, Ga., 
single; Jesse Mercer Calloway^, m., his 2nd wife, Nancy Victoria Hill, b. 8 June, 
1838; d. 1920. For issue see Hills (2a, 4, II, A, P. O., p. 26) ; (6) Rowanna Popes ; 
(7) Louisa Popes ; (8) Augustine Burwell Popes, who is said to have married and 
removed, 1st to Lumpkin, Stewart Co., Ga., and to have had 2 sons, one of whom 
was Dr. John Pope, and a dau., who lived in Lumpkin. Augustine B. Pope later 
removed to Mo., where he died. 

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Will of John Popes (Henry*, Johns, Henrys, Williami): In the name of God, 
Amen. I John Pope of Wilkes Co. & State of Ga., being in sound sense and memory 
but calling to mind my state of mortality and the certainty of death do make and 
ordain this my last Will and Testament in the manner and form following, viz.: 

Item 1st. My will is first that my burial be plain and neat, without pomp or 
parade and that Doctor's bills on my last illness be promptly paid and as soon as 
possible all my just debts. 

Item 2nd. 1 lend to my beloved wife Elizabeth Pope the land and plantation 
whereon I now live together with five negroes, viz.: Will and his wife Lavina, Necus, 
Annie and Jerry, also two good work horses, two good cows and calves, two good 
feather beds and furniture with slats and cords, also fifty barrels of corn and one 
thousand weight of pork, with a suitable supply of Household and Kitchen furniture, 
and also as many plantation tools as will answer her purpose to carry on the farm, 
also twenty bushels of wheat with two good sows and pigs and eight one year old 
hogs during her natural life; at her death or if she should marry, Will and Lavina 
shall become the property of my daughter Loisa in the same manner as the property 
hereafter named for her, but not the increase of Lavina which may arrive before 
such death or marriage. My will also is that Loisa shall have' her support out of 
my land and plantation during her mother's natural life, and be equally entitled 
with my other children in her mother's dower. 

Item 8rd. I lend my daughter Huldah Jossej^ one negro girl named Rachel 
now in her possession valued at four hundred dollars, which girl and her increase is 
to be hers during her natural life and then to be equally divided among her children. 

Item 4th. I lend my daughter Keturah Mathews one negro boy named Hutson 
now in her possession, valued at four hundred dollars, which boy is to be hers 
during her natural life and then to be equally divided among her children. 

Item 5th. I lend my daughter Mary S. Henderson one negro girl named Easter 
now in her possession valued at four hundred dollars, which girl is to be hers during 
her natural life and then said Easter and her increase is lo be equally divided among 
her children. 

Item 6th. I will to my son Wylie Pope eleven hundred dollars to be laid out for 
him in negroes when he becomes of age. 

Item 7th. I lend to my daughter Martha Pope my servant girl Mary, also I 
lend to my daughter Rowanna Pope my servant girl Sarah in the same manner and 
upon the same principles that Rachel is lent to my daughter Huldah Jossey. 

Item 8th. If either of those negroes lent to my daughters (viz.) Huldah, 
Keturah, Mary, Martha and Rowanna should die before the division of my estate it 
shall be made good to them out of the said division, if they should die after the 
division and before the death of my wife Elizabeth, it shall be made good to them 
out of the dower, after the death of my wife Elizabeth. 

Item 9th. I lend to my daughter Louisa Pope two negroes (viz.) Sam and 
Susan in addition to Will and Lavina above named, also one good hundred dollar 
horse, one good cow and calf, one good sow and pigs, one feather bed weighing 
forty weight well supplied with good furniture and a good bedstead, the above 
property to be so far under the controU of my Executors that if she should marry, 
and in their opinion her husband is likely to waste the same so as to bring her to 
want, they shall take it into possession and rent or hire a part or the whole and 
place the value received to her best interest. Should she die leaving no .... 
then the property to return to her brothers and sisters. 

Item 10th. My will is that Martha Pope, Rowanna Pope my two youngest 
daughters be made equal to seven hundred in property, valuing a negro woman at 
four hundred dollars. 

Item 11th. My further Will is that the whole of the minors property be kept 
together with wife until they shall marry or become of age, and that she shall board, 
school and clothe them for the use of the same and that each one shall receive his or 
her own part upon marrying or becoming of age. 

Item 12th. My last desire is that all my estate not heretofore disposed of be 
equally divided between my several children (viz.) Huldah Jossey, Keturah Mathews, 
Augustine B. Pope, Mary L. Henderson, Martha Pope, Wylie Pope and Rowanna 

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Pope and at the death of my beloved wife Elizabeth, Loisa shall receive an equal 
part of the property loaned to my wife Elizabeth, 

Item 13th. I constitute and appoint Henry Jog'sey, James Mathews and Au- 
gustine B. Pope my Executors. (Signed) John Pope. 

Test.: Baker Lipscomb, Joice Davis, James Davis. Recorded in Book HH, 
FoUo 71, Nov. 19, 1821. 

Henry Augustine Pope^ (Henry*, John^, Henrys, Williami), b. in Halifax Co., 
N. C, 6 Aug., 1760; d. in Oglethorpe Co., Ga., 9 Dec, 1807; m. (1) in Wake Co., 
N. C, between 9th April, 1778 and 8 Oct., 1783, Clara Hill, b. 9 Aug., 1763; d. 16 
Nov., 1798, dau. of Abraham Hill3 and Christian (Walton) Hill. For issue, see 
(Hills, IV, B, P, O, p. 68); m. (II), 27 May, 1799, Mary Davis, in Oglethorpe Co. 
Her will 11 Oct., 1837; pr. Sept., 1843. 

On 12 July, 1787, he reed, a grant in Wilkes Co. for 4.50 A. bounded Northwardly 
by John Burk's land, South West by Phillips' land. South Eastwardly by Silas 
Monk's land. Northwesterly by vacant lands. (Ld. Grt. Book 000, p. 122). 

On 12 July, 1787, he received a grant of 600 A. in Franklin Co., bounded North 
by vacant land. East by Benj. Black's land, South by Thos. Wootten's and West by 
Abraham Hill's land. (Ld. Grt. Book OOO, p. 35). 

In 1787 John and Henry Pope rec'd grant for 747i/^ A. in Franklin Co. (Ld. 
Grt. Book NNN. p. 249). 

Henry Augustine Pope, Will, 10 Nov., 1807; 14 Jany., 1808. State of Georgia, 
Oglethorpe County. — In the name of God, Amen. 

I Henry Augustin Pope, of the County of Oglethorpe and State of Georgia, 
being weak in body, but of sound mind and memory, do make and ordain this my 
last will and testament, in manner and form following: 

Item. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Mary Pope, one negro v/ench, 
named Penney, also an equal part of household and kitchen furniture, plantation 
tools, live stock of all kinds, and she is to live on the plantation until Middleton 
Pope comes of age, or Sallie should marry, at which time the household and kitchen 
furniture is to be divided, and after the one takes their share the balance is to be 
put together again until a second division is necessary to be made as my wife is to 
live on the plantation, and keep her children's negroes and their part of the stock and 
household and kitchen furniture untill Middleton comes of age, as she has nothing to 
do with their parts (that is, Sallie and Middleton Pope). 

Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Sallie Pope two hundred acres of 
land, whereon John Speers now lives, it being the land that I purchased from 
George Hinton, also five negroes, namely, Bettie, Isaac, Booker, Martin and Eliza, 
and an equal part of the household and kitchen furniture, live stock of all kind and 
jilaritation tools, to be divided whenever she becomes of age, or shall marry, and then 
the balance put together until a second division is wanted. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my son Middleton Pope five negroes, to-wit: 
Joseph, Aleck, Amy, Judy and Nathan, only Nathan is to work in the shop with 
Phil, but my Executor hereinafter named is to draw his part for Middleton, also an 
equal part of the household and kitchen furniture, live stock of all kind, and planta- 
tion tools. Also I give and bequeath to my three sons Middleton, Benjamin and 
Henry Jefferson Pope the following tracts of land, to-wit: Five hundred and 
twenty-five acres, including the plantation whereon I now live, five hundred and 
seventy-five acres, including the Mill Tract, One hundred and twenty-five acres I 
purchased from David Martin joining the Mill, One hundred and four acres I pur- 
chased from James Martin, joining that I had of David Martin, fifty acres I pur- 
chased from William Harris, joining the Mill Tract, and one hundred and forty-four 
or one hundred and forty-seven acres, which I purchased from William Martin, 
to be equally divided by my Executors when Middleton comes of age, observing of 
the rents of this land is to go to Middleton Pope. It is my desire that Thomas 
Wootten continue on the place whereon he now lives during pleasure, or until the 
child whose lot it is comes of age, the said Wootten is to have the land to the first 
cross fence going to the Mill and then on both sides of the road upwards. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Clary Pope one tract of land con- 
taining three hundred acres, be the same more or less, known by the name of the 
Corner Land. I also give and bequeath to my daughter Clary Pope, Benjamin Pope 

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and Henry Jefferson Pope the following negroes: Ben, Phil, Caleb, Jack, Moses, 
Jacob, Dinah, Lucy, Ruth, Silva, Nancy, Harriette and Aly and Bromfield, only 
Bromfield is to have his choice to say which of the last mentioned children he will live 
with, to be equally divided among them, when Clary Pope comes of age or shall 
marry, lilicwise each of them an equal part of the household and kitchen furniture, 
live stock of all kind, and plantation tools to be equally divided as above mentioned. 
I also constitute my beloved Benjamin Blanton, Benjamin Taylor, Miles Hill 
and Robert Pope my whole and sole executors of this my last will and testament, 
revoking all other wills or bequeaths. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my 
hand and affixed my seal the 10th day of November, 1807. 

(Signed) Henry A. Pope (Seal). 
Signed, sealed and acknowledged in the presence of us. Tabitha Wooten, 
Charles Finch, Thomas Wooten. 

Georgia, Oglethorpe County, Court of Ordinary, January Term, 1808. Per- 
sonally appeared in Court Charles Finch and Thomas Wooten, two of the witnesses 
to this will, and after being sworn saith that they saw the within named Henry 
Pope, deceased, sign, seal, publish and declare the within instrument of writing 
to be his last will and testament, and at the time of so doing he was of sound mind 
aiid memory to the best of their knowledge and belief. Mathew Rainey, C. C. O. 

Recorded the 14th day of January, 1808. Mathew Rainey, C. C. O. (Book B, 
p. 10). 

The will of Mary (Davis) Pope, of Oglethorpe Co., Ga., dated 11 Oct., 1837; pr. 
Sept., 1843, is of record at Athens, Ga. She wills some property to her son Henry 
Pope and her son-in-law Samuel Baldwin. Wit.: Blanton M. Hill, Wilie Pope and 
Francis Burke. The above incomplete data sent me by the Clerk of the Court 
merely to show that such a will was of record. 

5. Wylie Pope^ (Henrys, Johns, Henrys, Williami), b. c. 1762; d. 16 July, 
1819; m. 20 March, 1794, Mary Hill, dau. of Abraham and Christian (Walton) Hill. 
(For issue, see Hills, XI, B, P, O., p. 119). 

Wylie Pope, Aug. 22, 1791, guardian of David Hays (Wilkes Co. Book GG, p. 

Sept. S6, 1791. By the Hon. George Walton, Esq., one of the Judges of Superior 
Court of the said State of Ga., Wilkes County, Chambers, Washington, Wilkes Co., 
Aug. 26, 1791: 

Whereas Henry Aycock, Joel Aycock, Rebecca Aycock, Richard Aycock, and 
Winney Aycock, Sons and Daus. of Richard Aycock, late of said Co., deceased. Upon 
the Consent of all parties Concerned and upon Motion of Mr. Watkins, in their 
behalf hath applied to his Honor the Judge praying Wiley Pope, Esq., may be 
appointed their Guardian. Henry Mounger Pre. C. S. C. W. C. 

Sept. 24, 1791. I lea Atlcins of Cumberland Co., State of N. C, appoint Mr. 
Wylie Pope of Wilkes Co., Ga., my attorney to recover what is due me from the 
estate of Richard Aycock deceased. (Signed) lea Atkins. 

Wit.: Nat Jones, Mathew Jones. (Book GG, p. 353.) 

Nov. 1, 1792. Samuel Rylie of Edgefield, S. C, sells to Wylie Pope, of Wilkes 
Co., Ga., 400 A. on a branch of Long Creek in Wilkes Co., Ga., for 200 £ — land 
granted to said Saml Rylie April 8, 1785. (Signed) Sam'l Rily. 

Wit.: Ephrom Rogers, Henry Aycock, John Pope, J. P. Reg. Nov. 4, 1794. 
(Book MM, 1794-1795, p. 274). 

Jany. 16, 1794, Adam Wyley sells to Wylie Pope, both of Wilkes Co., Ga., 150 A. 
land on Newford Creek in Wilkes Co., for 100 £ — land conveyed from Joseph Col- 
lins to Adam Wylie Jany. 11, 1792. (Signed) Adam Willie. 

Wit.: James M. Taylor, Levi Gils. Recorded April 25, 1796. (Book NN, 1795- 
1796, p. 288). 

April 13, 1794, Joseph Gray to Wylie Pope, both of Wilkes Co., Ga., 75 A. on 
Long Creek, in Wilkes Co., for 100 £. (Signed) Joseph Gray. 

Wit.: Joel Aycock, Thomas Wootten, J. P. Reg. April 25, 1796. (Book NN, 
p. 290). 

Will of Wylie Pope, of Wilkes Co., Ga., 24 May, 1819; pr. 6 Sept., 1819; Rd 16 
Sept. 1819. In the Name of God, Amen. I Wylie Pope, of Wilkes County and State 
of Georgia, being of Sound and disposing mind and memory and calling into view 

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that all men are appointed to die, do make ordain and publish this as my last Will 
and Testament, hereby nullify and Revoke all former Wills and Testaments here- 
tofore made or published. 

First. I Recommend my soul to God who gave it and my body to be decently 
buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter to be appointed. 

Secondly as touching the worldly estate Real and personal with which it has 
pleased God to bless me with, my will and desire is that after my just Debts are 
paid, that there shall be an equal division of all my estate that I may die possessed 
of between my dearly beloved wife Polly Pope and my children as herein named, 
Josiah Woods Pope, John Clark Pope, Sally Mary Ann Pope, Wylie Hill Pope to 
them and their heirs forever, share and share alike, the division to take place as soon 
as my son Josiah Woods Pope shall arrive at lawful age of twenty-one years, or in 
case he should depart this life before he should arrive at lawful age, the division to 
be made at his decease, and until he does come of age or should depart this life, the 
property to be conducted and managed as my Executors may think for the best and 
at their discretion. 

Lastly. I hereby nominate constitute and appoint my worthy friends Lemuel 
Wootten, Thomas Wootten, Wylie Hill and James Jordan my soul Executors to this 
my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills and Testaments by 
me made. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this 24th of May, 
1819. Wylie Pope (Seal). 

In presence of Thos. D. McLaughlin, Richard Sale, Talton Sheets, Jno. Pope. 

Memorandum by way of Codicil. My Will and desire is that my wife Polly 
Pope is to have her part of the landed property as named in the foregoing will 
where I now live as witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this 24th of May, 
1819. Wylie Pope (Seal). 

Wit.: Thos. D. McLaughlin, Richard Sale, Talton Sheets, Jno. Pope. 
Georgia, [ Appeared in Open Court Thos. D. McLaughlin, Richard Sale, 

Wilkes County, j and Talton Sheets, the [three] of the subscribing witnesses to 
the above will, who being duly sworn say that they saw Wylie Pope sign seal and 
acknowledge the foregoing instrument as his last Will and Testament and that at 
the time of doing so he was of sound and disposing mind and memory, that they 
signed the same as witnesses thereto in the presence of the said Wylie Pope and at 
his request and in the presence of each other and that John Pope also signed the 
same as a witness in their presence and presence of the Testator. 

Sworn to in open Thos. D. McLaughlin, 

Court this 16th day of Richard Sale, 

September, 1819. Talton Sheets. 

John Dyson, C. C. O. Recorded the 16th day of September, 1819. John Dyson, 
C.C.O. (Will Book HH, Folio 5). 

On March 3, 1823, Lemuel Wootten and Abraham Hill, as administrators estate 
of Josiah W. Pope, gave bond for $10,000. with Philip Orr and Henry Jossey as 
sureties. (Admr. Bond Book ZZ, p. 112). 

April 2/f, 1826, Baker Lipscomb made Guardian to Wylie M. Pope orphan of 
Josiah W. Pope. (Book AAA, p. 122). 

April 24, 1826, James Huling appointed Guardian to John C. Pope, orphan of 
Wylie Pope, bond $15,000., John T. McGehee, surety. Wit.: Hon. Thos Wootten. 
(Book AAA, p. 126). 

April 13, 1827, James Huling appointed Guardian to Wylie H.Pope, orphan of 
Wylie Pope; bond $15,000., Osborne Stone, Surety. (Book AAA, p. 131). 

May 5, 1832, James Huling admr. estate of John C. Pope, gives bond with 
Robert A. Toombs, Surety. (Book AAA, p. 249). 

On J any. 2, 1826, Baker Lipscomb gave bond in the sum of .$2000. as Guardian of 
Wylie M. Pope, orphan of Josiah W. Pope, Richard J. Willis, security. Recorded 
24" April, 1826. 

2. John Pope* (Johns, Henrys, Williami) m. Sarah .... (Halifax Co. Deed 
Book 9, p. 197), though his identity is not established, in express terms, by docu- 
mentary evidence, was, no doubt, he who reed, a deed to land in 1741 from John 
and Mourning (McKennie) Pope, Deed Book 1, p. 396; who was appointed Com- 
missioner of the Peace for Edgecombe Co. on 27 June, 1746 (C. R. N. C, Vol. 4, 

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p. 813), Justice of the Peace for Edgecombe Co. on 11 Oct., 1749 (Ibid, p. 966), and 
Sheriff of Edgecombe Co. for the years 1753-'4-'5 (C. R. N. C, Vol. 6, p. 211). 
Dec. 7, 1759, John Pope allowed salary as former Sheriff of Edgecombe Co., for 
years 1768-'4-'5 (C. R. N. C, Vol. 6, p. 211). In 1758 an act was passed refunding 
money to John Pope, Gent., that was paid by him as the result of a suit which was 
brought against him as Sheriff for failing to collect a tax which had been illegally 
levied and which, by reason of such illegality, he would not collect. He was there- 
fore fully vindicated. (S. R. N. C, Vol. 25, pp. 389, 390). 

John Pope gives bond to the King for 500 £ as Sheriff, May 16, 1753, Commis- 
sion dated March 28, 1753, from Mathew Rowan, Esq., President and Commander 
in Chief, for two years. Signed by John Pope, 

Wit.: Edwd Underbill, J no. Bradford. Jas. Spiers, 

Edgecombe May Ct. 1753. Jos. Lane, 

(Book 4, p. 736). Luke Prior. 

In the Name of God Amen I Winefred Pope of North Carolina Halifax County 
being very and weak of body but of perfect sound mind and memory thanks be to 
Almighty God for the same and knowing that it is appointed for all woman onste 
to die do make and ordain this my will and testament in manner and form following 
first of all I give my soul to almighty God that gave it me and my body to the Earth 
to be buried in a decent like manner at the discretion of my Exors hereafter men- 
tioned and as to my worldly estate my will and desire is that it be disposde in 
manner and form following. 

Item I give and bequeath to my loving Brother Jesse Pope my negro girl Velate 
my bed and furniture and my walnut chest to him and his heirs and assigns for ever 
Item I give and bequeath to my loving Brother Lemis Pope my negro man Peter 
and one small chest to him his heirs and assigns forever. Item, I give and bequeath 
to my loving Cousin Mourning Pope my riding saddle one pair of silver sleave but- 
tons one pair of silver shoe buckles 1 chinch gown d one Counly cloth ditto two 
petticoats two aprons two shirts two handkerchief two pair of gloves two caps one 
pair of stays and on neckles Item I give and bequeath to Tabitha Pope one blue 
stripid counbey cloath Gound 1 Gold Ring Item I give and bequeath to Mary Pope 
one worsted gown and one black silk bonnet Item I give and bequeath to Ann Pope 
striped County cloth, goun and one allapain quilt. Item give and bequeath to my 
cousin Willis Pope twelve pound Prove, money to be paid out of the money in the 
hand of John Bradford and the remainder of the money in his hand I give to my 
friend John Bradford in considering what trouble and expense to him in my sickns 
Further I constitute and appoint my loving Brother Henry Pope executor of this 
my last will and testament revoking all other wills or testaments by me made or don 
and do acknowledge and declare this to be my last will and testament and no other 
In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this seventh day of February 1762. 
Signed and delivered in presents of us Winefred W. Pope (Seal). 

Elizabeth / Lane, Jemini Simmas. 

Halifax September Inferior Court of plea and quarter sessions 1762 this will was 
exhibited in open Court on oath by the executors and duly proved by the oath of 
Jemini Simmans one of the subscribing witness there to who on his oath did say he 
saw Elizabeth Lane the other subscribing witness sign the sd. will as a witness 
Whereupon Henry Pope the exors in the sd. will named came into Court and 
was duly qualitted according to law on motion ordered said be recorded. Test 
J. Montfort CC. Will Book No. 1, pages 85 and 86, Halifax County, North Carolina. 
Office of the Clerk of Superior Court. 

In the above will Tabitha was the wife of Henry Pope, Mary was the wife of 
Jesse Pope, Ann was the first wife of Lewis Pope, and Willis Pope was the son of 
Henry and Tabitha Pope. Mourning, was probably, the dau. of her brother Barnaby 

4. Barnaby Pope* (Johns, Henry2, Williami) and his father John Pope received 
legacies under the will of his Uncle, Barnaby McKennie. Jr., on 13 Oct., 1735-'6 
(Grant Book 4, Will 58 Sec. of State's Office, Raleigh, N. C.) ; on 9 Nov., 1753, sold 
the 110 A. received from his uncle, Barnaby McKennie, Jr., to William Hurst, of 
Va., who m. his aunt. Christian McKennie (Book 4, pp. 598 and 938); on 18 Jany., 

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1755, bought 100 A. from John Branch, Sr. and Jr., in Edgecombe (Book 2, p. 201) ; 
in 1757 bought 90 A. from Abraham and Sarah Hill, of Edgecombe (Deed Book 6, 
p. 224) ; in 1757 sold to his brother Henry Pope 91 A. which he had also inherited in 
Edgecombe Co. (Halifax Book 6, p. 325) and his personal belongings (Book 6, p. 
321). He removed to District 96 of Edgefield Co., S. C, was a leading citizen and 
one of the leaders of the Regulators in 1764. In the Revy. War a Company raised 
on Mine Creek, in Edgefield Co., was commanded by Capt. Solomon Pope. 

Barnaby Pope later removed to Hancock Co., Ga., and on 12 July, 1787, received 
a grant from the State of Ga. for 1150 A. in Franklin Co., Ga., bounded South by 
said Pope's land, West by David Thurman's land and on all other sides by vacant 
land. (Ld. Grt. Book OOO, p. 102). 

On Aug. 5, 1794, he sold to John Pope, of Wilkes Co., 6 slaves, 2 horses, 14 head 
of cattle, 30 hogs, and all his household furniture for 189 £ 11 sh. 7d. (Book NN, 
p. 160). Wit.: Absolum Thurmon and Thos. Wootten, J. P. 

An abstract of his will, 1795, in Hancock Co., names "Sons: Henry Norman 
Pope, Barnaby McKennie Pope, Daus.: Mary Pope, Mourning Curry, Lucy Curry, 
Martha Gibson, Jane Rucker, Exrs.: Thos. Mercer, Jesse McK. Pope". This is as it 
was given me by one of his descendants. It is not known whom he married, but as 
he names a son Henry Norman Pope, the following will is suggestive. 

Will of Elizabeth (...., Southard) Norman. Georgia, Wilkes Co. In the 
name of God, Amen. I Elizabeth Norman [relict of Jesse Norman] being weak of 
body, but of sound and disposing mind and memory, and conscious of the certainty 
of death and uncertainty of life, make this my last will and testament. 

1st. I give and bequeath unto my grandson Henry N. Pope, the sum of three 
hundred and fifty dollars, to be paid to him by my Executors within the time pre- 
scribed by law. 2nd. I give and bequeath unto Richard B. Wootten who inter- 
married with my granddaughter Martha Hinton, the negro woman Tener, with her 
child Adaline and their increase on the following terms, that he shall pay to the 
above mentioned Henry N. Pope the said sum, or legacy of three hundred and fifty 
dollars. 3rd. The remaining balance of my effects both real and personal, I give 
and bequeath in the following manner, that is one-third to my son-in-law John 
Hinton, and one-third to my son-in-law, James Hinton, and the remaining third to 
the children of my deceased son (Law B?) Norman, to be equally divided between 
them. 4th. I nominate and appoint Richard B. Wootten and John Hinton Exrs. to 
this my last will & testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & 
seal this 15 Jany., 1821. her 

Signed and sealed in the presence of Elizabeth X Norman. 

Wm. Saffold, Wm. S. Muse. mark 

5. Lewis Pope* (Johns, Henry2, Williami) m. (I) Ann . . . . ; m. (II) 
Jemima . . . . , before 1773. He removed to Oglethorpe Co., Ga. His will 20 Sept., 
1803; recorded 14 Feby., 1805'. (Will Book A, p. 146). Wife Jemima Pope to see 
that my two youngest children Zachariah and Patsy are educated; my dau. Polly 
Ridley Jordan; son Archelus Pope; dau. Rebecca Ogilvie; dau. Betsy [pro. Patsy] 
Pope; dau. Jemima Phillips; son Willis Pope [m. Nov. 23, 1810, Agnes Hobson, of 
Jackson Co.] ; son Zachariah Pope. Among other things, wills each of his children a 
"horse creature" of the value of $100. Exx.: my wife Jemima Pope; Exrs.: my son 
Archelus Pope, and my son-in-law George Phillips. Wit.: Alexr Lester, Wm. Hatch- 
ett, Benj. Wilks. (Signed) Lewis Pope. 

Lewis Pope and Jemima his wife, of Halifax Co., N. C, made deed Feby. 15, 
1773, to Elizabeth Moncrief for 120 acres of land in Halifax on the South Side of 
Burn Coat Swamp. Consideration 33 £ 6 sh. 8d. Lewis Pope, 

Wit: James Lock, Jr., Sampson Moncrief. Jemima Pope. 

Rec. Aug. Court, 1774. (Halifax Co., N. C, Book 13, p. 141). 

lyewis Pope and Jemima his wife, of Halifax, made deed to Ladymon Shelton to 
81 acres on South side of Burn Coat Swamp in Halifax Co., Feby. 5, 1773. Consider- 
ation 26 £ 13 sh. 4d. (Ibid Book, 13, p. 143). 

The will of his sister, Winnifred Pope, Feby., 1762, shows that his wife at that 
time was named Ann. 

On 18th Jany., 1764, Lewis Pope and Peter Tatum were the witnesses to a deed 
of Bethiah Hardy, wid. and relict of Hugh Hardy, deed., Saml. Hardy, John Brad- 

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ford, Benajah Saxon, Exrs. of Hugh Hardy, to Thomas Wootten of Co. & Province 
afsd. for 192 A. of wood land on North side of Burncoat Swamp, sd land granted 
sd Hugh Hardy deed by Nathl Bradford. (Halifax N. C. Deed Book 9, p. 290). 

Archelus Pope^ m., 1794-'98, Nancy Eason, of Oglethorpe Co., Ga.; was a grand 
juror in Oglethorpe in 1794 (J. H. Chap. 3, p. — ) ; Zachariah Pope a Commissioner 
of Clinton, Jones Co., 4 Dec, 1816. (L. M. & L., Vol. 2, p. 824). Willis Pope m., 
23 Nov., 1810, Agnes Hobson, Jackson Co. (Mar. Rec. p. 311). Lewis Pope, Aug. 
31, 1797, was a witness to a deed executed by Burwell Pope and his wife, Priscilla 
Pope. (Deed Book 6, p. 20). 

6. Jesse Pope* (Johns, Henrya, Williami) m. Mary . . . , some of her de- 
scendants claim her maiden name was Fort, but give no authority, save tradition. 

On 16 Feby., 1786, Jesse Pope and his wife, Mary Pope, sold his land in Halifax 
Co., N. C, to John Branch for 200 pounds in Gold and Silver. Wit.: Wm. Branch, 
Jurratt, Wm. Wootten, Clerk Ct. (Book 16, p. 140). 

On 29 Aug., 1786, he and Jonathan Joyner were the witnesses to the deed by 
Willis Pope and Mary, his wife, John Pope. Henrv Augustine Pope and Clary, his 
wife, and Wylie Pope, of the Co. of Wilkes, State of Ga., to Wm. Paradise, of Hali- 
fax Co., N. C. We have before shown that he was named in the wills of his brother 
Henry Pope and of his sister Winnifred Pope in 1764 and 1762, respectively. 

Jesse Pope came from North Carolina, settled in Hancock Co., Ga., about 7 
miles North of Sparta, where he died in 1818. He does not appear to have rendered 
any Revolutionary service. An abstract of his will recorded at Sparta, as given by 
a descendant, shows: "Children as follows: Jesse McK. Pope, Cullen Pope [b. 1752; 
d. 1829], Henry Pope, Samuel Pope, John Pope, Allen Pope, Mary Denton, Anna 
Long, Sarah Trippe. Granddaughters, Mary Weaver and Frances Godwin". Jesse 
McK. Pope and Henry Pope were of the earliest settlers in Jones Co., the former 
having been on its first grand jury. ("Story of Ga. & tiie Ga. People", pp. 276-'7, 
by G. G. Smith). The descendants of this family are very numerous throughout 
Georgia, Alabama and other Southern States. 


Peter Ransone^, the first of the family in Virginia of whom we have any knowl- 
edge, is mentioned in York County Records in 1641; was Burgess from Elizabeth 
City County in 1652, and in same year patented 1100 A. in Gloucester — since 1790 
Mathews County- — and 340 A. was patented by one of the family in 1667, all in 
Kingston Parish on North River. (Peter and James Ransone and John Billups 
vestrymen in Kingston Par'h, Mathews Co., beginning in 1677. — Old Chs. & Fams., 
Vol. 1, p. 324). His will bears date 26 April, 1658, in which he names sons as fol- 
lows — ^without their later titles: 1. Col. James Ransones, "gent.," (q. v.). 2. Capt. 
George Ransones, (q. v.). 3. William Ransone^, (q. v.). 

1. James Ransomes, Gent., in 1670, deeded land in Gloucester Co. to Abraham 
Savoy (W. & M. Qtly. 6, 74); vestry Kingston Parish 1677; justice of Gloucester, 
1680; member House 'of Burgesses, 1692-'3; Lt.-Col. of Militia^ 1699 (Va. Co. Rec, 
Vol. 2, p. 106) ; in 1707 owned 400 of the 1100 A. patented by his father in 16.52, 
and also a lot in Gloucester town (Miles Cary Survey) ; in 1698-1702-1714, justice 
in Gloucester with Ambrose Dudley, et al. (Va. Mag. of H. & B., Book 2, p. 129). 
His land in Mathews in 1704 joined Col. Ambrose Dudley's. In 1745, at the instance 
of George Ransone, the original grant of 1100 A. patented 2 Sept., 16.52, was sur- 
veyed by John Trench. The plat shows 400 A. having Madame Ransone's house, 
left to Capt. James Ransone, Burgess, Gloucester Co., March 3, 1692-'3 (W. & M. 
Qtly., Vol. 5, p. 138). It is not yet known whom he married. She was probably a 
dau. of Capt. Ambrose Dudley, of Gloucester. He was doubtless father of the five 
sons here named: 1. Robert Ransones (q. v.); 2. George Ransones (q. v.); 3. Peter 
Ransone^ (q. v.); 4. James Ransones (q. v.); 5. Richard Ransonez (q. v.). 

1. Robert Ransones witnessed, 1694, deed from Mrs. Jane Metcalf to John 
Armistead of "pearl" (?) on Pionotank (?) River in Gloucester Co.; Capt. of Ship 
"Planter's Adventure" in 1678 (York Co. Rec'ds). and of the "Thomas and John," 
1707 (York Co. Rec'ds). He may have married Miss Armistead. 2. George Ran- 
sonc3, master of the Peaseley's Free School in Gloucester in 1724, was living in 1748. 
3. Peter Ransones was in the vestry of Kingston Parish and living in 1745, and dead 

258 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

before 1750. Name of wife unknown. Issue: Richard* (admr. of Peter the young- 
er) — survey in Kingston Parish, 1753-'4, land joined Mrs. Armistead and Joseph 
Biilups*; Peter* the younger, survey 1750. 4. James Ransones, will in Surry Co., 
pr. 1740, issue: (1) James Ransone*; (2) Gwatheney Ransone*; (8) Catherine Ran- 
sone*; (5) Elizabeth Ransone*. 

(1). James Ransone* in 1754 m. Letitia (Hayes?). (Instead of being son of 
Jamess as above, he raaj"^ possibly have been son of George^, master of Peaseley's 
Free School, 1724). Issue: 1. James\ b. 28 June, 1755. 2. Anns, b. 1756. 3. Rob- 
ert', b. 1758. 4. Sarahs, b. 1760. 5. Letitias, b. 1762. 6. Lucys, b. 1764. He 
remained in Kingston Parish, Gloucester Co. 

5. Richard Ransone^, son of James2, will Brunswick Co., 1748; m. before 1739, 
Frances, dau. of Capt. Robert Hicks, of Brunswick Co., will 1739. Issue: (1) 
James*; (2) Robert Hicks*; (3) Elizabeth*. This James Ransone* moved to War- 
ren Co., N. C, m. 1763, Priscilla Jones, dau. of Edward and Abigail (Shugar) 
Jones, widow of Gideon Macon and mother of Nathaniel Macon, and by her had six 
children: Williams ; Abigail; HixieS; Betsys ; Drusellas, m. (I) Frank Thornton; 
m. (II) Plummer Willis; Seymours (Alstons & Allstons, p. 511). Another account 
says his son Richard Ransones m. Seymour and had: Seymour Ransone^ (gr. 
father of U. S. S. Mathw Ransone), and Elizabeth Ransonee, who m. William 
Plummer, son of Capt. William and Mary (Hayes) Plummer (Mrs. W. S. Stubbs, 
Aug., 1921; Wheeler's Rem's, p. 32). This Richards (son of Jamesz) remained in 
Gloucester and according to U. S. Census, 1783, had five in family in Ware Parish, 
one of whom no doubi was his wife. 

Catherine Ransone m. 23 April, 1719, Joseph Hall, Gloucester Co., Va. 

Augustine Ransone m. 18' April, 1753, Catherine Hill, Glo. Co., Va. 

1750. — Richard Ransone, the younger (adm'r. of Peter) and George Ransone 
pl'ffs. vs. John Porrin, Robt. Dudley, and Wm. Hayes (Old Survey Book). 

Armistead Ransone 118 A Cumberland Co., Va., 1757 (Cumb'd Ld. Bk.). 

Ambrose Ransone, Cumberland Co., Va., Will 1761; pr. 1762. Children: Armi- 
stead, Robert, William, Henry, Lucy, Katherine and Jane. 

Richard Ransone m. 21 March, 1771, Anne Whiting in Kingston Parish and had 
Mathew James Ransone, b. 1773. Ambrose and Richard were probably sons of 
Robert, captain of the "Thomas and John," 1707, who may have married Miss 

1783. — Living in Kingston Parish, 1783, were: Letitia Ransone, 1783, 5 whites, 
12 blacks; Thomas Ransone, 1783, 5 whites, 6 blacks. 

1791. — Thomas Ransone m. Margaret Groves in Kingston Parish and she was 
living there 1831. 

1786.— Thos. Ransone, two slaves in Abingdon Parish and living in Abingdon 

Thos. and Augustine Ransone, seamen U. S. Revy. Navy. Thos. Ransone, of 
Gloucester Co., Lt. in 2nd Va., Rev. Army, d. 1817. (Va. His. Mag. 1, p. 128). 

1768. — Sale of Col. Bill Armistead's, dec'd., slaves, of New Kent, was con- 
ducted on Mrs. Thomas Ransone's plantation (Jamestown Book, 91; Va. Gazette, 

1812. — Robt. Ransone and son, merchants in Gloucester Co., had a store account 
with €teo. E. Dudley and in 1821 John Ransone, as adm'r. of Robt. Ransone, ob- 
tained judgment on this account vs. Thos. Ransone as ex'r. of George E. Dudley. 
(W. & M. Q., X, 256). 

1814. — Thos Ransone, ex'r. of will of Geo. E. Dudley, recorded in Middlesex 
Co., 9 May, 1814. The Dudleys had moved to Georgia. 

1821. — John Ransone, 4th Sergeant, Capt. James Baytop's Gloucester Artillery 
company. John Ransone m. Eliz., dau. of Isaac Singleton and Rebecca Robins, dau. 
of Wm. Robins, of Glo. Co., Will 1784. 

1786. — Richard Ransone, trustee of Charlestown, Berkeley Co. (Hemming, 
XII, 371). 

1737. — James Ransone, Tobacco Inspector, Isle of Wight Co., 1737 (Va. Ga- 
zette 1737). Wm. Ransone, teacher in Augusta Co., Va. (Cheekley's Augusta 

Mathew Whitaker Ranson (Robert, Seymour), b. in Warren Co., N. C, Oct. 8', 

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1826 (Wheeler's Item's, p. 32), m. Miss Exum, dau. of Joseph Exum, of Northamp- 
ton Co., N. C. His mother was Priscilla Whitaker, descended from family of that 
name in Halifax Co. 

2. Capt. George Ransones (son of Peteri) will 1674; pr. 1675, was on a jury 
in Middlesex Co., 1673. Repatented, with his brother James-, tlie 1100 A. above, in 
1663, which was again surveyed in 1745, and of which a "George" then owned 350 A. 
(his nephew). He m. Margaret, widow of John Gore, and left only one child, a dau., 
Elizabeth Ransone, who was left 500 A. in her father's will, 1675. M. (I), 1691, 
Major Robt. Dudley, will 1701. Issue: Robert*, George*, Elizabeth* and Averilla 
Dudley*; m. (II), 1707, Robert Dudley, Jr. (cousin of Robt. above), will 1709; 
pr. 1710. Issue: Ransone Dudley*; m. (Ill), Thomas Elliott, d. 1716, issue: Mar- 
g-aret* and Elizabeth Elliott*. 

3. William Ransones (son of Peter*) was apportioned 350 A. of the above 
1100 A. in 1658, which by 1667 had 340 A. added (making 1440 A.). A survey of 
this tract was made in 1744 at the request of James and George Ransone. It is 
not known if he left issue, though the name William occurred later in Gloucester Co. 

There was a survey in Ware Neck (north River side) Nov. 1, 1754, at the re- 
quest of Mr. Richard Ransone, beginning at A, on North River and running thence 
to a corner of Benj. Boswell's land and contained 169 A., John Throckmorton, sur- 
veyor. (See W. & M. Qtlv., X, pp. 142, 143, 264-'5, 266-'7; XIV, p. 129; XV, pp. 
93-99, 123-'4; Survey Book "at Gloucester C. H.; Va. Co. Rec'ds., Vol. IV, p. 77; Old 
Churches and Families, by Meade, Vol. I, p. 324). 

Ann Ransone, Kingston Parish, Gloucester, now Mathews Co., m. 14 June, 1755, 
Robert BillupsK (W. & M. Qtly., X, pp. 266-'7; XV, p. 97). 

It is highly probable, in fact almost, if not quite certain, that Ann Ransone was 
the dau. of either Robert^, or Peter Ransones (^both sons of Capt. James'^, son of 
Peter Ransone^) as they remained in Kingston Parish of Mathews Co., while George 
Ransones had a school in Ware Parish and Jamess and Richard Ransones moved 
to Surry and Brunswick Counties. (For issue, see Excursus: Billups). 


General Richard Richardson was born in Virginia in 1704, was tlie son of 
Charles Richardson and his wife, Miss Burchell (?), became a surveyor, removed 
in 1725 to South Carolina, where lie surveyed, got grants for, and settled on a large 
body of land, not taken up, extending from Tavern Creek to Jack's Creek, in what 
is now Clarendon County, bordering on the Swamp of the Sautee River. He died in 
St. Mark's Parish in September, 1780 or 1781. He was Captain in Vonderdusen's 
Regiment (Militia) 15 May, 1740; Member Commons House, Assembly, for Prince 
Frederick, 1754-1760, and Justice of the Peace, 1756; Colonel of Militia in 1757; 
Colonel, Craven Co. Regiment in Cherokee War, 1760 to 1761, and in tlie Revolu- 
tionary War, 1775; Member of Provincial Congress, 1775; made Brigadier General 
March 25, 1778. He was a man of high character and great influence, possessing 
the entire confidence of the people, and noted for his prudence, firmness, self- 
possession, engaging deportment and fine, commanding person; and in the absence 
of courts, was frequently chosen by the people of Craven County as judge and 
arbiter of their feuds, bickerings and dissensions, and so possessed an equity 
jurisdiction from the Sautee to the North Carolina boundary of the State, and they 
never left his hospitable home with an inclination to dispute his decisions. For his 
distinguished and efficient services in the Cherokee War of 1760-'61, he received a 
handsome silver service, as shown by the following: The South Carolina Gazette of 
the 25 Sept., 1762, informs us that "A very handsome service of plate was lately 
presented by the inhabitants of St. Mark's Parish to Col. Richard Richardson as a 
mark of their gratitude and esteem, and to show their sense of the many services he 
rendered to this Parish during the late unhappy Cherokee War, and to that Parish, 
in particular, on every occasion". He was in command of the Militia and Regulars 
in the famous "Snow Campaigns" against the Tories at Ninety Six, in the Winter of 
1775. (C. R., N. C, Vol. 10, p. 340), where Col. Williamson was beseiged by the 
Tory Insurgents, and quelled the revolt in December, 1775. For this service, the 
South Carolina Provincial Congress, on March 24, 1776, resolved to present their 
thanks to Col. Richardson "for the very important and signal services he has 

260 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

rendered to this country and to the common cause, by putting a stop to the late 
dangerous and alarming isurrection which the enemies of America had excited in 
the interior parts of the Colony". In 1775, Col. (later General) Richardson and Hon. 
Wm. H. Drayton were commissioned by the Committee of Safety to make progress 
through the back country to explain the causes of present dispute between England 
and the Colonies and to secure a general union of the people (Chronicles of St. 
Mark's Parh., p. 86). General Richard Richardson, with his son Richard (who be- 
came a Colonel) were on the Committee of his section of the country to decide what 
cases should be tried in the courts in the disturbed state of Society at the beginning 
of hostilities. (Ibid, p. 87). As a delegate to the first Provincial C<^)ngress, Jany. 
11, 1775, assisted in framing the first Constitution of South Carolina, and was active 
in organizing the new administration in the first Constitutional Government 
estabhshed in the Revolution, Charleston, S. C, March 26, 1776, and was one of the 
Committee to carry into effect the Continental association. He assisted, with his 
command, in defeating Sir Peter Parker's fleet, June 28, 1776, and commanded the 
State Militia at Purrysburg, in December, 1778. The capitulation of Charleston, in 
1780, by General Lincoln, made him a prisoner of war, and he was sent to St. 
Augustine; but soon, by reason of broken health, from the infirmities of age and a 
loathesome prison, was paroled and sent home. While a prisoner, he was offered by 
Lord CornwaUis titles and oflrices under the Crown, with the alternative of close 
confinement. He replied: "I have, from the very best convictions of my mind, 
embarked in a cause which I think righteous and just; I have knowingly and willingly 
staked my life, family and property, all, upon the issue; I am well prepared to 
suffer or triumph with it, and would rather die a thousand deaths than betray my 
country or deceive my friends". Being 76 years of age, the prison confinement 
proved fatal. He died very soon after reaching his home in Sumter district. Very 
shortly after his death his plantation was occupied by Col. Tarleton and his forces. 
Tarleton, with his own hand, applied the torch and burned the house; had Col. 
Richardson's body disinterred and left exposed until the entreaties of the family 
finally gained permission to reinter it. Whether this act was to make sure that he 
was dead, or to get possession of family plate suspected of being V)uried with the 
body, or from pure hellishness, is an open question. From General Richardson have 
descended five Governors of the State of South Carolina, viz.: His son, James 
Burchell Richardson; grandsons, Richard J. Manning and John Peter Richardson; 
great-grandsons, J. L. Manning and J. P. Richardson, Jr., a most creditable showing 
for his blood and character. (Lossing's Pictorial Field Book of Amern. Rev., Vol. 

2, p. 444; Lamb's Bio. Dicty. of the U. S., Vol. VI, p. 472; Johnson's Traditions 
and Rems. of the Amn. Rev., pp. 158, 159, 160; Sims His. of S. C, Vol. IV., Chap. 

3, p. 185, and Chap. IV, pp. 190, 192, 193, and Chap. V, p. 198; Drayton's Memoirs 
of Rev., Vol. II, Chap. 12, pp. 124 to 138; Ramsey's His. of the Rev!, Vol. I, Chap. 
VII, Sec. 11, p. 146, and Vol. I, Chap. VII, Sec." Ill, p. 149, and Sec. Nl, p. 169; 
Internl. Cya., Vol. 12, p. 633; Amn. Cya., Vol. 14, p. 71; S. C. His. & G. Mag., Vol. 
XI, p. 225-6). 

General Richard Richardson married (1), 11 Oct., 1736, Mary Cantey (Prince 
Frederick's Parh. Regr.), died 1767, daughter of AVilliam Cantey, of Craven County, 
who married before November, 1703, Arabella Oldys, daughter of Joseph Oldys, who 
was Deputy Secretary of the Province in 1688, and also Deputy Registrar. (S. C. 
His. Mag.,*Vol. 5, p. 227; Journal of Grand Council, 1671-1680, p. 13), but unknown 
whether she was the mother of his children or not. 

William Cantey was the son of George and Martha Cantey He, Genl. Richard 
Richardson, married (II) Dorothy Sinkler. 

Issue by first marriage, order of births not known to me: 1. — Col. Richard 
Richardson, Jr., born 4 March, 1741; baptized 17 June, 1742; died in 1818 (q. v.); 
2. — Major Edward Richardson (Major in Revolutionary War), m. Rachel Heatley; 
3. — A daughter, Susannah, married Capt. Lawrence Manning, of "Lighthorse Harry 
Lee's Legion"; 4.— A daughter, Rebecca, married John Singleton. 1752; 5. — Margaret 
m. Dr. Burgess; 6. — Martha, m. Col. William McDonald; 7. — Elizabeth Cantev, b. 

Issue by 2nd marriage, 3 boys, eldest only 7 years old at time of Rev'y War: 
6. — James Burchell Richardson; 7. — John Peter Richardson; 8. — Charles Richardson. 

AND Allied Families 261 

1. Col. Richard Richardson, Jr., 1741-1818. In Lyttleton's Campaign against 
the Cherokees, 1759-'60, he was a Lieutenant in Capt. Sammie Comley's Company; 
Captain of 1st and also Captain of 2nd Regiment of Riflemen in South Carolina, 
May, 1760 (Ramsey's His. of the Rev. in S. C, Vol. I, p. 52); was in the Snow 
Campaign as Captain and second in command under his father in 1775. (Chronicles 
of St. Mark's Parish, p. 87). In 1776, like his father, he was one of the Committee 
to carry into eflFect the Continental Association and was commissioned Captain in 
tlie 2nd Regiment, under Colonel Sumter, and later became Major; was taken 
prisoner at Charleston and paroled; returning to service, joined General Marion, 
made Colonel, and at battle of Eutaw Springs commanded the right wing of Marion's 
Brigade; was a representative to the Jacksonburg Assembly of Jany., 1782, and a 
Member of the House of Representatives in March, 1783. (S. C. His. & Gen. Mag., 
Vol. XI, pp. 24-7-8, and footnotes; Rec. in office Hisl. Comn., Columbia, S. C. ; Appn. 
Cya, Amn. Bio., Vol. V, p. 243; Lossing's Field Book of the Amn. Rev., Vol. 2, p. 
444, and note; "Johnson's Traditions", pp. 158, 159 and 160; "Ramsey's His. of the 
Rev. in S. C", Vol. I, p. 52, and Vol. 2, p. 93; "Lamb's Bio. Dicty. of the U. S.", Vol. 
VI, p. 472). 

Col "Richard Richardson, Jr., 1741-1818; married, in 1761, Dorcas Nelson, born 
1741, died 1834; daughter of Captain John Nelson, of Nelson's Ferry, on the 

Sautee River, and Brumson, his wife (Famous Women of the Rev., Vol. I, 

p. 88, or 263, by Mrs. C. F. Ellett). They had among others: Mary Richardson, 
born 10 November, 1763, died November, 1803, married 9 Oct., 1787, William 
Billups, born 4 September, 1763; died 19 Jany., 1817; son of Robert and Ann 
(Ransom) Billups. (For issue, see Excursus: Billups). 


Providence Prosperity Shepherd married Ann Walker, who d. in 1837 at age of 90 
years (so born in 1747). They lived 18 miles from Wilmington, N. C, where Provi- 
dence worked in the ship yard in which, it seems, he owned an interest. They 
moved first to Raleigh, N. C., and later, circa 1797, to the neighborhood of Athens, 
Ga., and Providence is buried at Beaver Dam Church. Their children were: 1. 

Susan Shepherd, m. , and had children before 1791; 2. Tom Shepherd, m. Miss 

Rainey; 3. Jack Shepherd, m. Miss Sanders; 4. Sarah Shepherd, m. — — Norris; 5. 

Mary Shepherd, m. Walace; 6. Elizabeth Shepherd, m. Nash; 7. Ruth 

Shepherd, b. 15 June, 1791; d. 22 Nov., 1872; m. (I) at Beaver Dam Church in 
Clarke Co., Ga., Walton '(?) Johnson. Family tradition says his name was Robert 
Johnson and that for him she named her first son by her second marriage. M. (II) 
9 Dec, 1821, in Jasper Co., Ga., Isaac Purnell Henderson, 1789-1864. (See Ex- 
cursus: Henderson). 


"The Waltons in England were noted people, scholarly and literary in taste, but 
not noted for energy and industry. In Lancashire, Eng., there are the townships 
"Walton-Le-Dale" and "Walton-on-the-Hill". Among the leading men of the family 
were Brian Walton and Isaac Walton. The former was Bishop Chester and author 
of the Great Polyglott Bible of London. He was b. in Yorkshire in 1600 and d. 29 
Nov., 1661. He was noted for his great learning. Hallom, in his history of the 
literature of Europe, makes favorable reference to this gentleman. 

Isaac Walton was b. in Stafford, Eng., in Aug., 1593, and was the son of Jervis 
Walton. He lived rather an humble and quiet life, but was noted for his writings 
and noble character". ("The Winborns of Old", pp. 34-'5, by B. B. Winborn). 

"In Oct., 1659, Col. Walton, with other military commanders, adopting the views 
of Monk, occupied with regiments the important town of Portsmouth I Eng.] on 
Dec. 4; their object being to restore the old Long Parliament, called the Rump, 
which was forcibly dissolved by Cromwell April 29, 1653". (N. E. H. & G., Reg. 
Vol. 30, p. 74). 

1621. John Walton in the "Elizabeth", aged 28, 1621, "Muster Roll of Settlers 
in Va., 1624, Alex. Mourning, his muster". ("Hotten's Immigrants", p. 257). 

1633-35. The Rev. William Walton, of Seaton, Devonshire, Eng., came to 
America between 1632 and '35, and settled in Mass. The births of seven of his 

262 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

children, 1627 to 1644, are given in the Essex Court files at Salem, in Vol. 1, p. 69. 
(N, E. H. & G. Reg., Vol. 29, p. 66). 

He was b. circa 1600; d. 1668 (N. Y. Town Topics, Oct. 21, 1915). Doubtless 
some of his descendants drifted to the West and South, but the writer has discovered 
no records connecting them directly with the Waltons of Md. and Virginia. 

1663. In Westmoreland Co., Va., on Feby. 20, 1653, John Knott makes an as- 
signment to John Walton, and on Aug. 21, 1654, John Walton assigns this patent to 
John Pymly. (Westmoreland Co., Va., Rec. Book. 1, p. 1). 

1654. John Walton and John Bagnall received land grants in Westmoreland 
Co., Va., in 1654. (Westmoreland Co., Va., records, p. 89). 

1673. Isaac Burge, Kent Co., Md., in will dated 9 Oct., 1673; pr. 2 May, 1674, 
devises 50 A. part of Ship Point to Mary Walton, dau. of John and Jane Walton, 
to Eliza Walton personalty and names John Walton as Exr., and residuary legatee. 
(Md. Cal. of Willis, Vol. 1, p. 80). 

1673-'4. John Walton, in York Co., with son Richard, 1673-4, when Chris. Colley 
made will leaving cow and calf to the son Richard. (Gulf States Mag., Vol. 2, pp. 

1682. Robert Waltoni emigrated from England in 1682 with Wm. Penn. His 

son Roberts of Prince Edward Co. Va., m. Frances Issue: 1. — Roberts, 

b. 7 Jany., 1717-'18; 2.— Rebeccas, b. 20 April, 1720; 3.— Josephs, b. 21 April, 1721-'2; 
4.— Georges, b. 6 Feby., 1724-'5; 5.— Sherwoods, b. 10 July, 1728. 

1. Robert Walton^, m. Sally Hughes, dau. of Jesse Hughes, a French Hugenot 
from France to Va., who lived on Hughes Creek, on James River, above Richmond, 
and Sally Tarlton, of English birth. 

Issue: 1.— George*, b. 1749; d. 1804; 2.— Sally*; 3.— Robert*, ra. . . . , Miss 
Carter, of Va. ; 4. — John*. This 1. — George Walton* was the signer of the Declara- 
tion of Independence from Georgia. He, with his brothers Robert and John, removed 
to Georgia before or during the Revolution and were active participants in the 
patriots' cause. 

1. George Walton* was Colonel in Revy. War, wounded and taken prisoner; 
was Governor and elected 6 times to Congress; was Chief Justice and also Trustee 
of the U. of Ga. at time of his death at his country seat "Meadow Garden" near 
Augusta, Ga., in 1804. He m. Dorothy Camber, circa or a. 1775; dau. of an English 
nobleman. She d. at Pensacola, Fla., in Sept., 1832, at the home of her son George 
Walton, who held the office of Sec. of State under Genl. Jackson, when the latter 
was Govr. of the Territory of West Fla. She is buried in St. Michael's Churchyard, 
her tomb bearing the following inscription: "Died in Pensacola, Sept. 12, 1832, Mrs. 
Dorothy Walton, a native of the State of Ga., a Matron of the Revolution, Consort 
and Relict of George Walton, a signer of the Declaration of American Independence". 
(L. M. & L., pp. 101, 1004 of Vol. 1, by Knight; Harris Geanealogy, pp. 102-'3, by 
Gideon Dowse Harris; Reg. of St. Peters Parish of New Kent Co., Va. — indexed). 

4. John Waltoni, bro. of the signer, and son of Robert and Sally (Hughes) 
Walton, m. Elizabeth Claiborne, was, with his bro. George, a member of the Pro- 
vincial Congress at Savannah, Ga., 4 July, 1775. John Walton styled one of the 
famous quartette of Liberty, Noble Wimberly Jones, Archibald Bulloch and John 
Houston being the other three. (L. M. & L., Vol. 2, pp. 642-'3 & 638, by Knight). 
His will June 11, 1778; p. . . . , 1783. ("Amn. Monthly Mag.", 27, pp. 288-'9). 

4. George Walton^, son of Robert and Frances Walton, m. Martha Hughes, 
dau. of Jesse and Sallv (Tarlton) Hughes. Issue: Mary, baptized 8br 23, 1711; 
2.— Ann 7br ye 13, 1713"; 3.— Jane . . . 1715; 4.— George*, b. 19 May, 1726; d. will 
in Brunswick Co., Va., dated July 7, 1764; rd Jany. 26, 1767; (m. Elizabeth Scott). 
"To son John, dau. Mary Ledbetter, wife Elizabeth Walton^ one shilling to Adam 
Timms (or Simms), dau. Catherine Harris", [m. 1737, Nathan Harris], son Isaac 
Row Walton. (Book 3, p. 412; Harris Genealogy, pp. 14, 15, 16). 

This 4. — George*, last named, was double first cousin of George the Signer. 
Elizabeth Walton, the widow's will dated Feby. 12, 1771; rd 24 July, 1775— named 
her Timmins grandchn., Isaac Row Walton's chn., and my three now surviving 
children John Walton, Mary Ledbetter and Catharine Harris. (Harris Genealogy, 
pp. 16, 17). 

1702. Siges John, Richmond Co., Va. Will, 21 Aug., 1702; 2 June, 1703. To 

AND Allied Families 263 

Sam Walton; John and Thomas Walton; to my children; my wife to be Exx. Wit.: 
John Key, Saml Walton, John Walton and Mary Powell. (Va. Co, Rec, Vol. 7, p. 

I have not seen the full text of this record, but it seems to me not improbable 
that the Thomas Walton above named may have been the Thomas of King & Queen 
Co., who d. in Chowan Co., in 1719. 

1716. John Walton, Somerset Co., Md., Will May, 1716; Feby. 5, 1716-'17. 
Eldest son John, son William. Should either of s'd sons John or Wm. die without 
issue, their share to pass to survivor, not to sell until 3rd generation, except to each 
other. Eldest dau. Elizabeth, daus. Sarah, Rebecca and Mary and youngest dau. 
Hannah. Sons of age at 18 years., daus. at 16. Wife Exx. Test.: Richd Holland, 
John Holland, Wm. Walton. (Md. Cal. of Wills 4, p. 105-'6). 


1678. John Walton is named as one of the witnesses to the marriage of John 
Munon to Elizabeth Ganal on 22nd day of ye 6 month in ye year 1678 in I. of W. Co. 
("Early His. of the Qualier Society of Nansemond Co.", p. 98, in MS. in Clerk's 
oifice at Suffolk, Nansemond Co.). 

1698. John Walton named as due Estate of Thos. Proud 668 lbs. of tobacco, 
July 15, 1698. As Thos. Proud was a teacher, this account was probably due as 
tuition for a son of John Walton. (W. & M. Qll., Vol. VII p. 250). 

1705. John Walton, I. of W. Co., Va., Will, 16 Aug. 1705; Rd 9 Nov., 1705. 
(Book 1661-1719— No. 2, p. 471). To Judith Williams one feather bed, bolster, 
blankets and Rug, one cow with calf to be delivered the day of her marriage, and 
1000 lbs. of tobacco. Likewise I give unto Eliza Watts 1000 lbs. of Tob. and a cow 
and calf to be delivered the day of her marriage. My land I give wholly to my son 
Thomas Walton after his mother's decease. My loving wife Mary. Wife Executrix. 
My desire is that Mr. Henry Baker assist her, to him 5 £ Sterling. If my son 
Thomas should chance to dye (which ye Lord forbid) then I leave my plantation to 
my Cousin Jno. Hill, of Stafford, in Lincolnshire. (Signed) John Walton. 

Wit.: Wm. Clark, Senior, Wm. Clark, Junior, Susanna Jordan, Mary X Clark, 
Wm. Wilson. Reed Nov. 9, 1705. 

Book 1704-1715, p. 189. Power of Atty., 1711. Know all men by these presents, 
that I Thomas Walton, of the Upper Parish of the County of the Isle of Wight, 
have assigned, ordained and made in my stead and place put by these presents and 
constitute my trusty and well beloved Friends Mrs. Mary Walton, Col. Henry Baker, 
and Capt. Nathaniel Ridley, all of the aforesaid Upper Parish in the afsd. County of 
the Isle of Wight, Joyntly and severally to be my true and lawful attorneys, or at- 
torney, either in my own capacity or as I am administrator of Kathine Walton my 
late deceased Wife for me and in my name, etc., etc. . . . July 6, 1711. 

Wit.: H. Lightfoot. (Signed) Thomas Walton 

July 23, 1711. Thomas Walton, Gent., came into Court and acknowledged the 
above Power of Atty. to be his and it is admitted to Record. 

H. Lightfoot, Clk. Ct. 

1717. Thomas Walton made Sheriff for Isle of Wight County for 1717. (Va. 
Mag. H. & B., Vol. 17, p. 154). 

1722. Thomas Walton and William Kinchen Signed as Church Wardens June 
25, 1722, in Church Matters of Nansemond County. Wit.: John Worden, William 
Moore (or Moss?), William Kinchen. (Isle of Wight Book 2, p. 474). 

1724. "Vestry of the Upper Parish, 5 June, 1724. Present, Mr. Alexander 
Forbes, William Bridges, Thomas Walton, James Day, Lawrence Baker, George 
Riddick, Mathew Wills, Reuben Proctor, Samuel Davis. 

July ye 13, 1724. Mr. Alexander Forbes, Minister, Capt. James Day, Mr. Thomas 
Walton. Mr. Wm. Kinchen, Mr. Willm Crumple, Mr. Mathew Wills, Mr. Lawrence 
Baker, Mr. Samuel Davis, Church Wardens". (W. & M. Qly., VII, p. 268). 

1730. John Brantley, in will Mch. 22, 1730, leaves a Gold Ring to his friend 
Thomas Walton.. Wit.: Thomas Walton, Elizabeth Walton (his wife). (I. of W. 
Bk. 3, p. 248). 

1738. Thomas Walton, of L of W. Co., sells on Oct. 23, 1738, a water mill to 

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Arthur Smith, of Surrey Co., for 30 £. Wit.: Thomas Brewer, Thos. Applewhite. 
(Deed Book 5, p. 280), 

1742. Appraisement of the Estate of Thomas Walton, Gent., May 24, 1742. 
353 £. Chas. Portlock, Admr. N. Bourden, John Goodrich, John Davis. [It does 
not say what these three did— were probably appraisers]. Estate included two 
flutes and one violin. (I. of W. Book 4, p. 411). 

1754. Appraisement of the Estate of Thomas Walton, July 4, J754. John 
Hyntman, Joel Thomas, George Wilson. (I. of W. Will Bk. 6, p. 105). 

1741. Catherine Walton receives Gift from Elizabeth Walton, July 10, 1741. 
(I. of W. Book 6, 9, 97). [This Elizabeth pro. wife of Thos. Walton, whose estate 
was appraised in 1754. See above and 1730, John Brantley.] 

We see from foregoing records that John Walton, of Isle of Wight, 1678 and 
1705, with wife Mary, had an only son Thomas Walton and friend Henry Baker. 
In 1711 a Thomas Walton, Gent., with deceased wife Katherine, gives power of atty. 
to his trusty and well beloved Friends Mrs. Mary Walton, Col. Henry Baker and 
Capt. Nathaniel Ridley. Surely Mrs. Mary Walton was not his mother and he not 
the son of John and Mary Walton. 

In 1717, Thomas Walton made Sheriff, — probably, and quite certainly, the 
Thomas, Gent., above, as Thos.^ son of John, was hardly old enough to fill said 
office. In 1722 & '24, Thos. Walton, probably the Thos., Gent., Vestryman and 
Church Warden. In 1730, Thos., with wife Elizabeth, probably son of John and 
Mary Walton. In 1742, appraisement of Estate of Thos. Walton, Gent., — as no sons 
are named in this record, as given to me, he very probably had none, at least of age^ 
at the time of his death. In 1754, we have another appraisement of the Estate of 
Thomas Walton. In this record, as furnished me, no sons are named. He was, 
probably, the son of John and Mary Walton. 

Where, then, is to be found record of the migration of a Thos. Walton from 
I. of W. Co., Va., to Chowan Co., N. C? There may be such, but the writer has 
not been made cognizant of it. 

WALTONS OF CHOWAN CO. N. C. Office of Secretary of State of N. C. 
Thomas Walton. In the Name of God, Amen. I Thomas Walton, of Cliowan 
of ye Province of Nortli Carolina, being of perfect health both of body and mind but 
considering ye great uncertainty of human life have made this my last Will and 
Testament, declaring this only to be my last will and testament, in manner and as 

Imprimis. I do in all humility bequeath my soul unto Almighty God that gave 
it, and my body to ye grave decently to be Intered and in relation to my worldly 
Estate I give and bequeath in manner and form as followeth: 

Item. I give and bequeath after my Death unto my beloved wife Ann Walton 
of King and Queen county in ye Parish of Tatsie in ye Province of Virginia one 
equal share of all debts and money that shall prove due to me in North Carolina 
aforesaid, with my seven children viz.: Three sons and four Daughters all living in 
ye sd Parish of Tatsie. That is to say I give unto ye sd Anne and bequeath 
unto my sd Children one eight part of all money whatsoever proven to be mine unto 
them and their heirs forever. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Anne aforesaid and my seven 
children all and every part of my estate both personall and reall including all 
moneys Bonds bills book Debts or Claims of what so ever that are or shall become 
due to me ye sd Thomas Walton all wch. aforesd I freely give and bequeath unto 
my beloved Wife and Children and their Heirs forever I as large and ample a man- 
ner to all intents and purposes as if they in actuall possession of all ye premises 

Lastly. I doe appoint my true friend John Plowman Executor of this my last 
will and testament Impowering them to Act jointly or severally as ocation requires 
for ye good and wellfare of my sd Wife and Children and to the Confirmation thereof 
have hereunto set my hand and seal this 8th day of May Anno Domini 1719. 

Thomas Walton. 

Sealed and Delivd in presence And: Cockburn, John White, Mary White. June 
ye 8: 1719. Proved liefore ye Governour. Letters granted June 21, 1719. Charles 
Eden Governor of Province. 

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1727. Wm. Jones, of Perquinon to Abraham Hill of Nansemond Co., Va., 640 
A. in Bear Swamp, assignment of patent dated Nov. 27, 1727. Deed dated Dec. 
15 1727. Test.: Richard Bond, Thomas Walton, Wm. Havield. (N. C. H. & G. 
Reg. 2-3-445). 

1728. Wm. Jones to Thomas Walton, 50 A. adjg. Orlando Champion's land, 
Dec. 16, 1728. Test. Robt. Hicks. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 2-3-444). 

1731. William Walton to Timothy Walton, Tract of land bought of Judah 
Speight, Judah husband of Frances Speight^ 7ber 18, 1731 Test. Thomas Walton, 
Aaron Blanchard. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 3-1-131). 

1734. Geo. Spivey, son of Abraham Spivey, to Thomas Walton, Jr., 100 A. on 
Catharine Creek, North East side, 4 Dec. 1784. Test.: Benj. Spivey, Wm. Trevathon. 
(N. C. H. & G. Reg. 1-1-108 and 3-1-128). 

1737. William Walton, Guardian of Henry Bond. 1737. (N. C. H. & G Reg. 

1735. Thomas Walton, Chowan Co., N. C, paid arrears of Quit Rent on 600 
A., account of the receipt of one-half of the arrears of His Majesty's Quit Rent for 
Albemarle Co. (viz.) from 29 Sept., 1729, to March, 1732, computed at the Difference 
of 7 for 1 pound sterling in the currency of this Province, 12 June, 1735. (S. R. 
N. C, Vol, 22, p. 241 et seq. & p. 258). 

1735. William Baird, of Nansemond Co., Va., to John Walton, Jr., 100 A. on 
Hemby's Branch; July 9, 1735. Test.: John Walters, Wm. Walters, Richard Taylor. 
(N. C. H. & G. Reg. 3-1-129). 

1735. To all to whom these presents shall come I Thomas Walton, Junr., of 
Chowan Precinct in the County of Albemarle and Province afsd, send Greeting, &c. 
Know ye yt I ye sd Thos. Walton, for and in consideration of my tender Love and 
affection I bear to my Brother William Walton son of Wm. Walton of ye County 
and Precinct in ye Province aforesd [Note. — No intimation of his being deceased. — 
L. J. H.] the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have given unto my loving 
Brother Wm. Walton and his Heirs etc. a certain plantation lying in Chowan pre- 
cinct afsd. containing 100 A. being part of patent granted to John Keaton, Junr., of 
the County of Nansemond Dated ye 28th Day of October, 1702, bounded as follows: 
On a Branch of Meherrin Swamp called Stafford's and joining Thos. Waitox's line. 
Nov. 9th, 1735. ' " Thomas Walton. 

Witnesses: John Walton, Benjamin Spivey, Wm. Trerathan. Rec. Jany. 17, 
1735. W. Smith, Clerk Ct. (Book'w, p. 272, Edenton, N. C; N. C. H. & G.' Reg. 
1-1-108 and 3-1-128). 

The abstract of above as published in the N C H. & G. Reg. 1-1-108, reads as 
follows, viz.: ^''Thomas Walton, Jr., to my bro. William Walton, before the sealing 
and delivery hereof by Wm. Walton, son of William etc." 

In "Winbornes of Old", the author, Mr. B. B. Winborne says: ''Thos. Walton, 
Jr., was son of William Walton who d. in 1732", but gives no reference to support 
the claim. 

Why should Thomas Walton, Jr., say, "to my brother William, son of William"? 
Does it not show that this brother William nms his half brother, son of his mother 
by a different father? Again, if Thomas was the son of William who died in 1732, 
would he not here, in 1735, have said, William son of William, deceased? Or if 
Thomas and William — the brothers — were both sons of William deed., would he — 
Thomas — not have said, "I Thomas Walton, Jr., son of William, deed., to my 
brother William"? Again, in the abstract above, as we find it given in the N. C. H. 
& G. Reg. 1-1-108, what means the phrase, "before the sealing and delivery hereof by 
William Walton, son of William"? The deed of Gift, the conveyance is by Thomas 
Walton, Jr. He executes, seals and delivers it. What is sealed and delivered by 
William Walton? It can have but one meaning, viz., that an agreement of some 
kind was executed, or entered into, by William Walton^ the son of William, before 
Thomas consummated by delivery his deed of Gift to his brother. 

It is true that Thomas Walton, Sr., in his will does not mention a son Thomas, 
but wills are usually very incomplete documents. Testators do not always mention 
all their children; no list of one's children can be made from them with safety, and 
no will proves the non-existence of a child not named in it. The stereotyped phrase 
"sick and weak of body, but of sound and disposing mind and perfect memory", in 

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wills, is a legal fiction and seldom expresses the real truth. It is not conceivable that 
one in extremis or seriously ill should retain and exercise the full power of his 
memory as when in health and be able to enumerate correctly and fully ail his pos- 
sessions and all of his relations. 

John Hunter, Chowan, will Dec. 1, 1771, names Wife Ala, son William, son John, 
dau. Mary. (N. C. H. & G. Reg, 1-4-548). He omits name of his son Theophilus. 

Alie Hunter, widow of John, Gates Co., will April 12, 1781; Aug. Ct., 1781, 
names sons, Wm., Theophilus and John, dau. Mary. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 2-l-51-'2). 

"John McKinnie, Edgecombe, will 28 Feoy., 1753, names son Barnaby, daus. 
Mary, Patience and Martha, dau. Angelina Parish, child in esse, wife Mary", etc. 
(Reg. 1-345). He does not name son John. 

Mary McKinnie, widow of John, Edgecombe, will 13 Oct.^ 1754, names dau. 
Angeliny Pope, sons Johx and Barnaby, daus. Mary, Patience and Martha. Barnaby 
Pope, Exr., etc." Here she names a son John — omitted in will of her husband. 
("Abstract of N. C. Wills", p. 233, by Grimes). 

In like manner, Joseph Lane, will 1773, omits name of his son John. 

The above 3 instances, at the moment, occur to me where testators omitted the 
name of a son in their wills. Furthermore, we know that "Junior" affixed to a 
name — in the absence of explanation, qualifying word or phrase — denotes the name- 
sake of a father, and that Senior denotes the father of a namesake, and that they 
must be so construed save in exceptional or explained cases. 

So, notwithstanding, Thos. Walton, Sr., in 1750, does not name in his will a son, 
Thomas, and despite the peculiar wording of the deed of Gift by Thos. Jr., in 1735, 
/ feel assured that Thomas Walton, Jr., was the son of Thomas Walton, Sr. 

1730. Francis Ronntree, will Sept. 30, 1730; June 27, 1734. Sons, Francis, 
William^ Jesse, Jethro, Moses and John. WMfe; daus. Jane, Rebecca, Susanna, 
Sarah, Elizabeth and Christian. (Reg. 1-1-70). 

17'14. William Copeland and wife Christian to Peter Parker, our son-in-law 
and heirs of my dau. Grace, wife of said Parker, 200 A. on south side Sandy Run 
Swamp; July 17, 1714. (Reg. 1-1-104); 2-3-456). 

1720. William Copeland, Chowan, Oct. 3, 1720. Sons, William, John, James and 
Charles; daus. Christian and Sarah; Wife Christian Exx. Test.: John Cordain, 
George Turnedge, Elizabeth Turnedge. (Reg. 1-2-189). 

It seems highly probable that Thomas Walton, Jr., m., 1735 or '36, Sarah, dau. 
of Francis Rountree. (Will 1730-34, as above). 

1736. I John Glover of the Precinct of Bertie, 350£ Bills of this Province, to 
Thos. Walton, Jr., of Chowan, 278 A. adjoining land of Thorn. Ward (or Ware), 
March ^4, 1736. John Glover 

Mary X Glover. 

Wit.: Caleb Stephen, Wm. Jersey (?). (Book D, p. 280). 

1736. Thomas Walton, Jr., of Chowan, to Thos. Hansford, of Bertie, 270 A. 
land in Bertie which was lately conveyed to sd Walton by John Glover and Mary 
his wife, 400 £ current money of N. C, Nov. 9, 1736. 

Thomas Walton. 

Sarah Walton, wife of Thomas Walton 
relinquishes dower. 
Wit.: John Wynns, Thos. Creer. (Book E, p. 45). 

1737. Thomas Walton, Junior, of Chowan Precinct, planter, sold, Oct. 28, 1737, 
100 A. in Bertie, to Abraham Spivey, Cooper, 20£. Thomas Walton 

Sarah Walton 

Wit.: James Baker, William Poynter. (Book E, p. 285). 

1739-40. Wm. Walton, Wm. Walton^ Jr., and Thomas Walton, 25 Feby., 1739- 
40, placed on list of Jurymen for Chowan Co. (C. R. N. C, Vol. 4, pp. 516, 517). 

1740. Thomas Walton, elected 27 Feby., 1740, as a Member of the General 
Assembly of N. C. for Chowan Co. (C. R. N. C, Vol. IV, pp. 493-'99, .506). 

"Thomas Walton, Sr., was the author of the bill to build a jail and Courthouse 
for Chowan Co. and secured its passage while he was a member of the Colonial 
Assembly from Chowan in 1740." ("Winbornes of Old"; C. R. N. C, Vol. IV, p. 

1740. The Freemen of Chowan Co. did meet at the Court House (Easter Mon- 

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day, April 7, 1740) and chose Benj. Talbot as Clerk for taking the poll for Vestry- 
man and there and then did elect and choose for Vestrymen the fol'g persons^ to wit, 
viz.: John Bount, John Sumner, Demsey Sumner, Richard Parker, Thomas- Walton, 
John Benbury, Jacob Butler, Wm. Skinner, Isaac Hunter, Wm. Speight, Edward 
Hare, Richard Bond. All met, except Richard Bond, at the Court House in Edenton 
and qualived by taking the public oath. Mr. Jacob Butler and Demsey Sumner 
elected Church Wardens for the ensuing year. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 1-4-603). 

1742. Thonuis Walton, 1742, made out he has 4 whites in his family. (N. C. H. 
& G. Reg. 1-3-447). 

1742. William Walton from the Commissioners of Edenton, March 25, 1742, 
Lots Nos. 45 and 46, new plan of the town. (N. C. H & G. Reg. 1-1-131). 

1743. Thomas Walton 700 A., Chowan, 16 Nov., 1748. (C. R. N. C, Vol. IV, 
p. 642). 

1744. At a Vestry held at Edenton, Feby. 25, 1744, Present, Mr. Wm. Haskins, 
Mr. John Benbury, Mr. William Walton, Mr. Isaac Hunter, and Mr. John Wilkins 
Church Wardens, 

Ordered that the Rev. Clement Hall be allowed 60 £ Proclamation money per 
annum for officiating two Sundays in three at Edenton and the next Sunday at one 
of the Chappels above, and to preach every Monday at Thomas Walton Junior's at 
Katharine Creek that he preaches at the Knotty Pine Chapel on the Sunday. (N. C. 
H. & G. Reg. 1-4-604), 

1745. ThomMS Walton Jr. to John Hinton, son of James Hinton, 27 April, 
1745, 150 A. in the Indian Neck on Catharine Creek. Test.: James Willson, Daven- 
port Gooding. (N. C. H. & G, Reg. 1-1-118). 

1746. Thos. Rountree, Sr., of Chowan, Will, Dec. 1, 1746, July Ct., 1748. Sons 
Chas. and Thos.; gr. sons Wm. Wallis and Thos. Rountree (son of Thos. & Mary), 
Son-in-law Elias Stallings and wife Elizabeth, my dau., their chn. Jacob, Elias, 
John & Eliz. ; Wife Elizabeth, Chas. and Thos. Rountree Exrs. Test.: Thomas 
Walton, John Freeman. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 1-3-374). 

1750. Thomas Walton, John Sumner, Dempsey Sumner and Richard Bond were 
appointed Justices of the Peace, July 10, 1750, for Chowan Co. (C. R. N. C, Vol. 
IV, p. 1046; N. C. H. & G. Reg. 2-2-296). 

1750. Thos. Wallis, Chowan, Will, Oct. 20, 1750; Jany. Ct., 1750-1, Sons Wm., 
Jonathan and John, daus. Elizh, Judith, Mary and Susannah, Wife Elizabeth. Test.: 
Thos. Walton, Timothy Walton. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 1-4-505). 

1750. "Thomas Walton, Sr., Chowan, Will, Nov. 12, 1750; July 5, 1751. G'r. son 
Thomas Walton, son William, daus. Sarah Perry, Susanna Walton, Elizabeth Trot- 
man, Judith Rountree and Ann Hunter. Son William Exr. Test.: Wm. Walton, 
Hardy Hunter, Timothy Walton. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 1-4-512)". 

Susanna Walton m., 6 Sept., 1753, Amos Hinton (Reg. 1-2-239). Elizabeth Walton 
m. Edward Trotman (Reg. 2-1-30). Judith Walton m. Charles Rountree (Reg. 2-1- 
19). Ann Walton m. Elisha Hunter (Reg. 1-1-47; 2-2-263). In "Winbornes of Old", 
p. 24, by B. B. Winborne, the author says that the wife of Thomas Walton, Sr., waS' 
named Sarah — her maiden name not learned. [No reference given]. 

1751. Thomas Walton admr. of Daniel Colly, deed. 1751. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 
1-3-451). [This must be Thos. Walton, Jr., as Thos., Sr., d. 1750-'51]. 

1752. William Walton m. (date not given) Rachel, dau. of Isaac Hunter. 
(I. H.'s will April 17, 1752; W. W.'s will Nov. 20, 1771; Reg. 1-1-47; 2-1-3S; 2-2-263). 

1755. Timothy Walton took his seat in the Ass'bly of N. C, Sept. 26, 1755. 
Ass'bly begun and held at Newberne, 12 Dec, 1754, & cont'd by prorogations to 25 
Sept., 1755, being 2nd Session of present Assbly. (C. R. N. C, Vol. V, pp. 520, 522) ; 
adjourned to 30 Sept., 1756. (Ibid, p. 658). 

1756. Abraham Hill m. Katherine [error, should be Christian] Walton, Jany. 
7, 1756. Surety, Thomas Walton. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 1-2-239; 1-3-463; 2-2-310). 

1757. Deed of Gift from Thos. Walton to his son- in-law Abraham Hill, Jr., 
and wife Christian (my daughter), Aug. 3, 1757. Test. Chas. Rountree, Hardy 
Hunter, Thos. Rotmtree. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 2-1-159; 2-3-473-'4). 

1757. Thomas Walton, 19 May, 1757, took his seat as a member of the House 
(Colonial General Assembly) from Chowan Co. — Assembly held at Newberne. 
(C. R. N. C, Vol. V, pp. 847-868); 27 May, 1757, "■Allowance due and payable to 

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Thomas Walton — and other Members of the Assembly — this 4th session held at New- 
berne". (Ibid Vol. V, p. 868). This would seem to indicate that Thos. Walton 
was a member of the Ass'bly prior to May 1757. 

1758. Thos. Walton in General Assembly of N. C, Dec. 14, 1758. (C. R. N. C, 
Vol. V, pp. 1026-"29-'32, and 1071-'6-'7). 

1758. Nathaniel Spivey's will, Chowan, 1758, is attested by Thos. Rountree, 
Elijah Spivey and Richard' Walton (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 2-1-24). 

1759. Timothy Walton, 16 May, 1759, accepted oiFice of Inspector for Chowan 
Co., thereby vacating his seat in the House. (C. R. N. C, Vol. VI, p. 138). 

1759. Timothy Walton, Guardian of Robert Walton, orphan of John Walton, 
1759. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 1-3-456). 

1758. Zilpha Walton adm'd Estate of deceased husband John AValton [pro. 
circa 1758]. Date not given. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 1-3-452). 

1759. Sarah Walton, widow and guardian of John Walton, orphan of Thomas 
Walton, deceased, 1759. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 1-3-456). 

1761. Sarah Walton, widow, Chowan, will June 23, 1761, Son Richard, dan. 
Christian Hill, dau. Sarah, Sons, Thomas, WiUiam and John. Sons, Thomas and 
John Walton, Exrs. Test.: Kesiah Tajior, Richard Garrett. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 

1762. Mrs. Sarah Walton, 1762 (Division of Estates), William and John 
Walton. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 2-2-272). 

1760. William and Timothy Walton, members of Vestry, Chowan Co., 10 April, 
1760, — other members were Demsey Sumner, Josiah Granberry, Richard Bond, 
Jacob Hunter, John Gordon, Luke Sumner and Jethro Benton. (N. C. H. & G. 
Reg. 1-3-456). 

1760. William Walton, Chowan, Will, Dec. 24, 1760. Sons Palatiah, Henry and 
Edmund, daus. Mary Walton, Martha (Mathew?) Hobbs, Judah Perry and Sarah 
Blanchard, dau. Elizabeth Walton; sons Richard and Thomas, son Henry and Capt. 
Wm. Walton Exrs. Test.: Josiah Granberry, John Hunter, Wm. Walton. (N. C. 
H. & G. Reg. 2-1-33). 

1760. Rountree, Charles, Chowan, Will Oct. 7, 1760. Eldest son Thomas, son 
Charles, daus. Christian and Rachel, gr. sons Cador Hunter and Chas. Freeman, 
Wife Judith [dau. of Thos. Walton, Sr., deed.], sons Chas. & Thos. Exrs. Test. 
James Sumner, Thos. Rountree, Amos Hobbs. (N. C. H. & G. Reg., 2-1-19). 

1762. Absolom Alphin, Chowan, Will, Jany. 6, 1762. Friend William Walton 
Exr., Sarah Bendall my Estate. Test.: Aaron Blanchard, Robert Walton, Timothy 
Walton. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 1-4-516). 

1762. George Gordon, Chowan, Will Feby. 17, 1762. Son Josiah, bro. John 
Gordon, Plantation in Perquimons my father willed me, Wife Edith, my seven chn. 
Josiah, John, George, Priscilla, Susan, Elizabeth Gordon, and Sarah Hinton, Sons 
Josiah and John Exrs. Test.: James Hinton, Timothy Walton. (N. C. H. & G. 
Reg. l-4-546-'7). 

1762. Benjamin Blanchard, Chowan, will April 3, 1762. Son Uriah plantation in 
Duplin Co. whereon he now lives, son Robin land in Hertford Co., son Absolom, 
son Robert, daus. Christian Hinton and Judith Hinton, wife Sarah Blanchard [nee 
Hinton? — v. below], daus, Eliz. Bethune, Milicent and Absole, son Robert and 
William Hinton, Sr., Exrs. Test.: James Blanchard, Timothy Walton (now Gates 
Co.). (N. C. H. & G. Reg., 1-4-524). 

Sarah Blanchard was probablv dau. of Wm. Walton, will 1760, above given. 

1763. William Walton, 22 Janv., 1763, 341 A. on Stafford's Branch. (Bk. XI, 
p. 105; N. C. H. & G. Reg. 1-1-21)". Thos. Walton, Jr., in 1735, made deed of Gift 
to his bro. Wm. Walton, of 100 A. on Stafford's Branch 

1764. George Walton m., 1764, Miss Sarah Earles, Perquimons. (N. C. H. & 
G. Reg. 3-3-413). 

1764. George Dawklns, Edenton, will Feby. 27, 1764; Mch. Term, 1764. Wife 
Elizabeth, bro. John Dawkins, sister Ruth Dawkins, Wife, Samuel Swift and Joseph 
Blount Exrs. Test.: Fred Blount, John Walton, Thos. Blount. (N. C. H. & G. 
Reg. 1-4-540). 

1764. Micajah Blanchard, Chowan, Will, Oct. 2. 1764. Sons Wm., Micajah and 
Abner, Wife Elizabeth, daus. Mary, Elizabeth and Christian Blanchard. Wife and 

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Jacob Hinton Exrs. Test.: Timothy Walton, Aaron Blanchard. (N. C. H. & G. 
Reg. 1-4-525). 

Aaron Blanchard, Sr., d. 1751 — Zilpha, the widow, admd. Estate and was 
guardian of his chn., viz.: Rachel, Monica, Aaron and Moses. (Reg. 1-3-451). 

1766. Samuel Benberry, Chowan, Will Oct. 23, 1766; April Ct., 1768. My 
Father, my Wife, my bros. and sisters. Thos. Benbury and Timothy Walton, Exrs. 
Test.: Chas. Benbury, Ruth Benbury, John Benbury. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 1-4-518). 

1767. Samuel Swift, John Benbury, Timothy Walton, William Walton, Jacob 
Walton, and Wm. Hinton met and took the oath. Repeated and subscribed 
the Test for Vestrymen on May 20, 1776 [obviously an error in date]. Elisha 
Hunter, Richd. Brownrig, Saml. Johnson and Jas. Sumner qualified. Saml. 
Swift and Jacob Hunter were elected Church W^ardens. The Church was com- 
menced about 1736 and used for first time about April 10, 1760, called "St. Paul's 
Church", at Edenton. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. l-4-607-'8). 

1770. Priscilla Walton, dau. of Wm. Hunter and sister of James Hunter (1770). 
(N. C. H. & G. Reg. 2-2-265). 

1770. James Hunter (son of Wm.), 1770. Mother Sarah Hunter, bros. and 
sisters John Nicholas, Hardy, Job, Timothy, Charity and Sarah Hunter, Friacilla 
Walton. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 2-2-265). 

1770. Timothy Walton, Chowan, Dec. 18, 1770. Sons Timothy, and John Ben- 
bury Walton, dau. Selah, James Freeman, Wm. Walters (?) and Thos. Benbury 
Exrs. Test.: Saml Dickinson, Wm. Freeman, Jonathan Trver, Wm. Benbury. 
(N. C. H. & G. Reg. 2-1-33). 

1770. Division of Estates, Chowan (no date — pro. 1770). Timothy Walton (pro. 
1770), Widow, John Benbury Walton, Timothy W^alton, Celia Freeman. Mary and 
Elizabeth Walton. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 2-2-272). 

1770. Mary Walton, Widow of Timothy Walton, m. 2nd, Thos. Hunter 1770 
(N. C. H. & G." Reg. 2-2-272). 

1771. Mrs. Mary Walton m. Thos. Hunter, 1771. Surs. John Green, Aurt Elber- 
son. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 1-2-242). 

1771 William Walton, Chowan, Will Nov. 20, 1771. Sons Timothy, Wm. and 
John, daus. Sarah Walton, Rachel Garrett, Ann and Celia Walton, Sons Thos., 
Isaac and James, Wife Rachel [dau. of Isaac Hunter]. Sons Timothy and William 
Exrs. Test. Palatiah Walton, Chas. Rountree, James Freeman, John Agar. (N. C. 
H. & G. Reg. 2-1-33). 

1772. Division of Estates. William Walton, 1772. Widow [Rachel], Timothy, 
Wm., John, Thos., Isaac and James W^alton, Sarah I^assiter, Mary, Ann and Celia. 

N. C. H. & G. Reg., 2-2-272). 

1771. Richard Walton, 1771. Widow, James Ellinor and Creeta Walton. 
(Division of Estates). (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 2-2-272). 

Wm. Walton, Will 1760, and Thos. Walton, d. 1759, both had a son Richard. 

1771. John Hunter, Chowan, Dec. 1. 1771. Wife, Ala, son William will come 
of age in 1782, son John, dau. Mar}-, Wife and Capt. Abner Eason Exrs. Test.: 
Thos. Walton, Sarah Walton, Elisha Hunter. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 1-4-548). 

1781. Alee Hunter, Gates Co. April 12, 1781; Aug. Ct. 1781. Sons Wm., 
Theophilus and John, dau. Mary. Thos. Walton and son Wm. Hunter Exrs. Test.: 
Sarah Walton, Mary Hunter, Elisha Hunter. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 2-l-51-'2). 

1772. Mrs. Sarah Walton m. Frederick Lasseter, 12 March, 1772. Surs.: Elisha 
Hunter, Nat Jones. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 1-2-242). 

1772. Mrs. Monica Walton m. Simeon Stallings, 1772. Sur., Joseph Riddick. 
(Query: Was she born Monica Blanchard, dau. of Aaron, d. 1751?) (N. C. H. & 
G. Reg. 1-2-242). 

1774. Mary Walton m. Jacob Eason, 1774. Sur.: Frederick Lasseter. (N. C. 
H. & G. Reg. 1-2-243). 

1774. Elizabeth Walton was a member of the Edenton Tea Party, Oct. 25, 
1774. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 2-1-122). 

1776. Palatiah Walton, Chowan, Nov. 6, 1776. W^ife Priscilla Walton [dau. 
of William Hunter], daus. Millicent and Christian Walton, daus. Sarah and Silpha 
Spivey, bro. Thos. Walton and Jacob Hunter Exrs. Test.: William Walton, Moses 

270 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Blanchard, Rachel Walton [widow of Wm. Walton, deed. 1T71]. (N. C. H. & G. 
Reg. 2-1-33). 

1781. William Walton, Capt. 7th Regt., 1 Aug., 1781; Cols. James Hogun, 
Nov. 26, 1776, Robert Mebane, Feby. 9, 1777. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 1-3-422). 

In the "Winbornes of Old", by Judge Benj. B. Winborne, we find: "William 
son of Thos. Walton, Sr., enlisted in the Contl Army as Lieut. April 17, 1777, in 
Capt. Pointer's Co., of Chowan Co., 7th Regt. He was appointed to Capt. Aug. 1, 
1781, and served in the Army until he was "deranged" Jany. 1, 1783. "Deranged" 
is a military term, meaning honorably discharged. (C. R. N. C, Vol. 16, pp. 71- 

1779. Timothv Walton bro.-in-law and ex. and witness of will of Frederick 
Lasseter, Aug. 30,' 1779. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 2-3-345). 

1789. Mary Walton, 15th 6th month, 1789, named as dau. of Robert Newby, 
Perquimons. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 3-2-180). 

1793. Ann Walton m., Aug. 12, 1793, Jesse Fletcher, of Perquimons, N. C. 
(N. C. H. & G. 3-3-421). 

1798. John Walton, Chowan, Will, Dec. Term, 1798. Bro. Tim.othy Walton and 
son Thomas Exrs. My wife and eliildren. Test. Richard Woodward. (N. C. H. 
& G. Reg. 2-1-34). See below. 

1800. Leah Walton, widow of John Walton, Chowan. (Division of Estates), 
1800. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 2-2-272). See above. 

1805. Leah Walton witnessed will of Richard Skinner, Chowan, Dec. 21, 1805. 
(N. C. H. & G. Reg. 2-l-26-'7). 

1806. Monica Walton m., Feby. 4, 1806, in Chowan, Wm. Birum, Sur.: Nathan 
Ward (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 1-3-396). 

1808. Timothy Walton m. Sarah Gregory, dau. of Henry and Rachel Gregory, 
who later (prior to 1808) m. Solomon Elliott. 

Henry Gregory, 1808, Timothy Walton and wife, Sarah, Henry Gregory, deed., 
his part divided between Solomon Elliott and wife and their children Lemuel, Alfred 
and Solomon, Timothy Walton and wife Sarah. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 2-2-212). 

1811. John Walton, Chowan, m. Dec. 31, 1811, Delilah Spivey. Sur.: Wm. Fores. 
(N. C. H. & G. Reg. 1-3-400) 

1811 William Walton, Chowan, m. Nancy Jackson, Mav 30, 1811. Sur.: Wm. 
Jackson. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 1-3-400). 


1793. Timothy Walton Exr. of John Freeman, Bertie, 1793. (Reg. 2-3-334). 

1794. Timothv Walton witd will of Joshua Freeman, Bertie, Aug. 24, 1794. 

1795. Timothy Walton Exr. of James HoUey, Bertie, Jany. 27, 1795. (Reg. 

1796. Timothv Walton and Wm. Laine witnesses to will of Jesse Garrett, 
Bertie, Oct. 13, 1796. (Reg. 2-3-336). 

1797. Sela Walton witd will of Sarah Kittrell, Bertie, Feby. Term, 1797. Reg. 


1769. Wm. Baker deed to Wm. Walton, June 19, 1769,— both of Johnston Co., 
200 A. East side of Panther Branch in Johnston Co. for 5£ and a negro boy. 

Wm. X Baker. 

Wit.: Thomas X Nounce, William X Uttly. (Book L, old No., p. 135; new 348). 

1769. Deed from Robert Nutt to Abraham Hill, both of Johnston Co., 1 April, 
1769, 100 A. on Walnut Creek in s'd Co., for 22 £ 10 shs. Robert Nutt. 

Wit.: Theophilus Hunter, Wm-. Walton, Joshua Suggs. (Book L, p. old No. 11; 
new, 184). 

1767. William Walton m., Nov. 28, 1767, Elizabeth Smith, Johnston Co. Bond 
signed by Wm. Walton and David Smith. ((Marriage Bond Bk., p. 6). 

1791. Wm. Walton of Wilkes Co., Ga., to Thos. Walton, 8r., sells a negro slave 
named Paddy, aged about 18 years, for 62 £, also, for 40 £ and other sums, other 
slaves. June 4, 1791. Wm. Walton. 

AND Allied Families 271 

Wit.: Tkos. WaHon, Holman Freeman, J. P. Rec. Sept. a, 1791. (Deed Book 
1790-1792, p. 317). 

On page 318, same book: Deed from same to same, May 22, 1791, to 450 A. 
in Wilkes, land granted 1790. (Reg. Sept. 3, 1791). 

1784. Thos. Walton 400 A. in Wilkes Co., Ga., bounded Eastwardly bv Perkins 
land, Northwardly by Elijah Clarke's land, Westwardly Grey's land. Southwardly 
lands unknown. 30 Sept., 1784. By Gov. John Houston. Wm. Freeman O. C. E. C. 
Headright. (Book EEE, p. 207, at State Capitol). 

1791. William Walton, of Campbell Co., Va., April, 1791, subpoenaed as a wit- 
ness in Court; did not appear and was fined. In April, 1792, made application to 
Gov. & Council for remission of fine on ground that he had been excused by deft by 
whom usbpoenaed & besides had shortly before Sept. 1791 removed to the State of 
Ga. ("Calendar Va. State Papers", 1790-92, Vol. V, p. 494). 

The Walton record is a complex and baffling one by reason of the oft recurrence 
of identical single names without distinguishing appellations. I have gi\en much 
that is apparently irrelevant that the reader may be able to compare and form his" 
own judgment. 



John Wellborni, the progenitor of the family in America, emigrated from Wales 
to Jamestown, Va., in the ill-fated Sea Venture, which was wrecked on the island 
of Bermuda, and hence did not reach Jamestown until May 24, 1610. He m. (wife 
unknown) and had issue: 1. — Rev. Drummond Wellborn^; 2. — Jonathan WellbornS; 
3. — John Wellborns, who m. (wife unknown). Their sons moved to Accomac Co., Va. 

3. John Wellborn^ m. (wife unknown) and had: (1) Thomas Wellborns, an only 
child, who was b. in Accomac Co. in 1640. In 1678 by royal authority was appointed 
Justice of the peace. In 1692 was made high sheriff. In 1694 was captain of the 
King's Militia. "Capt. Thomas Welbourne duly elected and returned Burgess to 
serve in this Assembly for Accomack Co., May 3, 1699" and was continuoush a mem- 
ber till June 23, 1702 (Journal of the H. of B's., of Va., for 1695-1702). "He d. in ^-'f ^\ 
1702. He m. Arcadia Taft, dau. of Henry and Anne Taft, and had issue: "^^ " * 

(1) Samuel Wellborn*; (2) Daniel Wellborn*, who d. in 1748; (3) Judge 
Benjamin Wellborn, of N. C, who d. in 1717; (4) Francis Wellborn*, the ancestor 
of the West Virginia family. 

(1). Samuel Wellborn*, b. in Accomac Co., Va., moved to N. C. in 1700. He m.A^ iiY.**' 
Mary Chapley, and had: (1) William WellbornS; (2) Thomas Wellborns, h. 1760 or '"'^ 
'62; (3) James Wellbornf.. J^t 

(1). William Wellborn'-, b. in 1733 in N. C, m. Hepsibah Stearns, dau. of Isaac 
Stearns and his wife, Rebecca Johnson, and gr. gr. dau. of Charles Stearns (who 
immigrated to Waterbury, Mass., in 1730?) and his wife, Rebecca Gibson. He was 
a soldier in the Revolution, was at the siege of Yorktown and the surrender of 
Cornwallis in 1781. Issue: (1) Abner WellbornR; (2) Elias Wellborn6; (3) Johnson 
Wellborn«; (4) Clara Wellborn6; (5) James Wellborne; (6) William WellbornG; 
(7) Chapley Wellborn«; (8) Samuel WellbornO; (9) Isaac WellbornO; (10) Mary 
Wellbornc. ' 

(1). Abner Wellborns m. Martha Render, dau. of Joshua Lewis Render, of 
Powhattan Co., Va. (his will recorded in Wilkes Co., Ga., in Will Book G. G., 1818- 
1819) and his wife Susannah Dickie. He moved to Wilkes Co., Ga., and settled on a 
fine body of land on the main road, leading from the Cherokee Nation of Indians 
through Washington to Augusta. He acquired great wealth. Issue: (1) Susan S. 
Wellborn^, 1813-1857, m. Dr. Andrew B. Calhoun, of Newnan, Ga.; (2) Martha 
Strother Wellborn^, 1816-1884, m. Col. Lodowick Meriwether Hill (his 2nd wife), of 
Wilkes Co.; (3) Hephzlbah Wellborn^, m. William Granville Hill, of Coweta Co., Ga.; 
(4) Dr. Abner Render Wellborn^, m. Georgia Ann Ray, dau. of Judge John Ray, 
of Newnan, Ga. ; (5) Ann Wellborn^, m. (I) .... Simmons, of Wilkes Co., m. 
(II) John Broomhead, of Atlanta, Ga. Not sure as to order of births of the above. 

(2). Elias Wellborns, b. in 1759 in Randolph Co., N. C; d. in Columbia Co., 
Ga., in 1836; placed on pension roll of Ga. in 1831 for service as private in the N. C. 
Militia (D. A. R. Lineage, Vol. 35, p. 190, Nat'l No. 34,535). Another account says, 
he was a Lieut, in the Rev'y War. He received a grant in the Lottery of 1827 

272 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

(D. A. R., Vol. 16, p. 349). He ra. Mary Marshall, dau. of the eminent divine, 

Abram Marshall, and had; (1) Ruby Wellborn^, m. Dr Davis; (2) 

Marshall H. Wellborn', m. (I) Miss .... Hill; m. (II) Miss F. Hardaway; 
(3) Steven Wellborn^, d. unm.; (4) Lucy Wellborn^, m. (I) George Lewis, m. (II) 
.... Morrow; (5) James Madison Wellborn", m. Louisa Amanda Cody and had 
Mrs. Mary W^ellborn (Dr. James) Camack and Miss Louisa Derrille Wellborn, and 
possibly others; (6) Martha Wellborn', m. William Briscoe; (7) Selina H. Well- 
born', m. Theophilus Hill, son of Theophilus and Polly (Jordan) Hill, and gr. son 

of Abraham and Christian (Walton) Hill; (8) Mary Wellborn", m 

Fleming; (9) Abner W^ellborn", m. Miss .... Heard; (10) Nancy Wellborn", v 
m. Nathaniel Bailey. 

(3). Johnson Wellborn^ (son of WMlliams) m. Sallie Render and one of his 
daus. m. Isaac Ramsaj' and they had eleven children but reared only four, one of 
whom was Phocian Ramsay, who m. Emma Hill, dau. of Theophilus Hill, of Monroe 
Co., Ga., and his wife Selina H. AVellborn. 

(4). Clara Wellborne (dau. of William^) m. Mr Dennis. 

(5). James Wellborne (son of William-j) family unknown. 

Genl. James Wellborn, of Wilkes Co., N. C, m. the 6th dau. of Hugh Mont- 
gomery, of Rowan Co. (he was a member of Provincial Congress at Hillsborough, 
Aug. 2, 1775^ and also member Committee of Safety, 1774-'6) and his eldest dau. 
m. Newton Cannon, Gov. of Tenn. Gen. James Wellborn was a member of the 
State Senate from Wilkes Co., N. C, from 1796 to 1829. (Rem's of N. C, by 
Wheeler, p. 896). 

(6). William Wellborne (son of William'^) m , and had a dau. who m. 

Col. John Cochran. (7). Chapley Wellborn'^ (son of William'') family unknown. 
(8). Col. Samuel Wellborn" (son of William"^). In Watkins Digest, Capt. Samuel 
Wellborn is named as a subsci-iber. His will is of record in Wilkes Co., Ga., in Will 

Book 1819-1836. He m , and had: (1) Kitty Wellborns m. W. C. Jack; 

(2) John Wellborn', d. unm.; (3) Colonel Alfred Wellborn, of Meriwether Co., Ga., ^^ 
m. Elizabeth Terry Martin and had Emily Caroline Wellborn, who m. 6 Jan.,lSi8f ?), '0< 
Edmond Howart Martin, M. D., of Edgefield Dis., S. C. (Colonial Families of So.(bt- 
States of America, p. 370). (9). Isaac Wellborne (son of William''); family un-^-^ 
known. (10). Mary Wellborne (dau. of William'); family unknown. ^^ 

(2). Thomas Wellborns ^(son of Samuel^) b. in N. C. in 1760, m. (I) Sarah 
(Wellborn ?) Cloud (b. in N. C. c 1761); m. (II) Mary Cook, and had: (1) Esther 
Wellbome, m. Jesse Bramlett; (2) Martha Wellborn", m. John Cowan; (3) John 
R. Wellborn", m. Martha King; (6) Lewis Thomas Wellborn", m. Roxana Bethune; 
(7) Sarah Cloud Wellborn", m. J. Tindall; (8) Judge Marshall Johnston Wellbornc, 
d. unm.; (9) Parmalea Cook Wellborn", m. Col. James Clark, of Atlanta, Ga. 

(3). James Wellborn'^ (son of Samuel^) m , and had: (1) Samuel 

Wellborn"; (2) James Wellborn"; (3) Aaron Wellborn"; (4) William Wellborn"; 
(5) Caroline Wellborn"; (6) Joseph Wellborn". 

William Oliver (of Surry Co.^ Va.) m. 1750 Frances, and had Rebecca Oliver, 
b. 1771, who m. William Wellborn and had son, Benjamin Wellborn, father of Mrs. 
Scruggs, of Marion, Ala. (E. S. of Ala., p. 410). 

William Wellburn, H. D., Oct. 1780, 50 (List of Rev'y Soldiers, Va. State 
Librarv 2). 

William Welborn (6VR) W. D. 130, 1. (Rept. State Librarian of Va., p. 318). 

William Welbourne, Aud. Acct. XXXI, 260. (Rev. Sol. of Va., part II, Va. 
State Library). 

Curtis Wellborn, of Wilkes Co., Ga., and his wife Mary on Dec. 16, 1788, made 
deed to Willis Pope, of Wilkes Co., to .500 A. on both sides Golden Grove, granted to 
Curtis Wellborn, Aug. 17, 1785, for 100£. (Signed) Curtis Welborn 

Mary (X) Welborn 

Wit.: Elijah Cowen, Frances (X) George. (Deed book 1790-1792, p. 34). 

Capt. Curtis Wellborn named in Watkins Digest as a subscriber. 

The genealogy, above given, of the Wellborn family, is, in the main, taken from 
an article published some years ago in one of the Atlanta papers, I think The 
Constitution, and it was based upon data obtained from Mrs. John O. Blackmar, of 
Columbus, Ga., nee Miss Susie Wellborn, who is owner of the family tree used. 

AND Allied Families 273 

While the writer has verified by public and other reliable records only a portion of 
this genealogy, he believes that it bears the stamp of truth and accuracy in its en- 
tirety, and with reasonable effort and research could be authoritatively established as 
a whole. In a letter from Mr. Alfred Wellborn, Nov. 11, 1919, he says: "After work- 
ing on the record for more than a year, found that the history is substantially as 
given by Mrs. Blackmar." 


In "Facts and Figures vs. Myths and Misrepresentations — The True History of 
the Jamestown Colony", by Mildred Lewis Rutherford, on pages 4 and 5, we find: 

"The London Company chose their own settlers, able men, picked men, who 
would enforce their ideas of government. . . . Men . . who pledged themselves 
to introduce popular reform in the new government from the very beginning of the 
settlement were chosen. They took with them Rev. Robert Hunt for their religious 
instructor, and Dr. Thomas Wotton for their Surgeon, and Alexander Whitaker came 
later for a missionary to the Indians, which shows that they were religious and 
cared for the welfare of their bodies as well as for the salvation of their souls". On 
page 22: "The descendants of Dr. Thomas Wotton, the Surgeon of the Jamestown 
Colony in 1607, have descendants living in Georgia today and still making history". 

I think it possible that this accurate and distinguished historian is for once in 
error, judging from the following: 

"Thomas Wotton of London, Barber Chirurgeon, Will 15, March, Hi35; pr. 28 
April, 1638. Being now bound forth in Sir Wm. Courtiane's Voyage in the good 
ship called the Planter of London, — HiJl, Master, I have constituted John Cart- 
wright, Citizen and Salter of London my attorney. If it shall please God to call me 
out of this life in or during my intended voyage I doe then give all my goods, wages, 
adventures, substance and estate whatsoever to my said loving friend John Cart- 
wright this to stand for my last will and testament whereof I make said John 
Cartwright sole executor. W^itnesses: Thos. Symonds, John James, Humphrey 
Tompkyns, Ralph Fryth. Scr. 

Let. 38." 

(Note by the Editor: Possibly the Testator was '■'■Master Thomas Wotton", 
who came with the first settlers to Virginia in 1607 as Snri/eon General and who was 
one of the expedition in May-June of that j^ear, which ascended James River to the 
site of Richmond. Sir William Curtien's voyage was to the East Indies"). (Va. 
Mag. of H. & B., p. 25). 

If the above surmise as to the identity of this Thomas Wotton be correct, and it 
seems highly probable, then this Pioneer Adventurer died leaving neither wife nor 
children, and so no descendants. It is quite likely, however, that our present day 
Woottens in America are from the same English stirp as he. 

From the Papers of Miss Katharine Hinton Wootten (same being "abstracts 
and copies of orders, &c. in the name of WOOTTEN in the records of York County, 
Va., made for William Wootton, Baltimore, Md., May 17, 1906, by T. T. Heedgivs, 
County Clerk, York Countjs Virginia). 

Abstracts and copies: 

Susannah Davis & Elizabeth Brooks to THOMAS WOOTTEN. Deed of date 
March 16, 1679, 100 acres, consideration .5,000 pounds tobacco. York County 
records, deeds, &c. No. 1, page 626. 

To all to whom these presents shall come, I, Henry Chicheley, Knight, His 
Majesty's Deputy, Governor of Virginia, send greeting in Lord God Everlasting. 

Whereas His Majesty hath been graciously pleased by his Royal Letters Patent 
under the great seal of England, bearing date at Westminster the 10th day of 
October, in the eighth and twentieth year of his reign, amongst other things in the 
said I^etters Patents contained to continue and confirme the ancient privileges and 
power of granting fifty acres of land for every person imported into this His colony 
of Virginia. Now know you that I, the said Sir Henry Chichely, Knight Deputy 
Governor, &c. do, with the consent of the Council of State, according give and grant 
unto THOMAS WOOTTEN and Henry Hayward, 1708 acres of land, lying in 
the oaken swamp in the new Poquoson (?) Parish, in York County. Beginning at 
two markt white oaks, being ye corner trees of a former divident of land belonging 

274 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

to the said WOOTTEN, and from thence running Northwest by West 160 feet. 
Southwest by South 200 feet. Southeast by East 126 feet. Northeast along the said 
WOOTTEN'S land 200 feet to the first specified place. The said land being due 
by and for the transportation of four persons into this Colony, whose names are 
mentioned in the records under this Patent. To have and to hold the said land with 
their due share of all mines and minerals therein contained with all rights and 
privileges of hunting, hawking, fishing, and fowling, with all woods, waters and 
rivers, with all profits, commodities and hereditiments whatsoever belonging to the 
said land, to them, the said THOMAS WOOTTEN and Henry Hayward, their 
heirs and assigns forever. In as ample manner to all intents and purposes, as hath 
been used and allowed since the first plantation, to be held of our Soveraigne Lord 
the King, his heirs and successors as of His Manor of East Greenwich, in free and 
(??) and not in captive, nor by Knight service. Yielding and paying unto the said 
Souveraigne Lord the King, his heirs and successors forever, fifty acres of land here- 
by granted at the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel, the fee rent of four shillings, 
which rent payment is to be made yearly from yeare to yeare, according to His 
Majesty's instructions of the 12th of September 1662. Provided that if the said 
THOMAS WOOTTEN or Henry Hayward, their heirs of assigns do not plant or 
seat, or cause to be planted or seated upon the said land within these three years 
next ensuing date thereof: That it shall and may be lawful for any adventurer or 
planter to make choice and seat thereon. 

(COLONY SEAL). Given under my hand and the seal of ye Colony this 22nd 
day of Icber (?) 1682. HENRY CHICHELEY. Deeds &c No. 1, page 319. 

THOMAS WOOTTEN hath judgment against Major John Scasbrooke, Sheriff, 
for thr non-appearance of John Rogers, being arrested for 1,100 pounds of tobacco 
and caske (?) unless he produce him to the next court. Oct. 26, 1675. Deeds No. 5, 
p. 129. 

THOMAS WOOTTEN and James Forsith securities for Elizabeth Brooks. 
Feb. 20, 1679. Deeds No. 5, p. 183. 

THOMAS WOOTTEN about 40 years of age, deposition &c. Feb. 24, 1691. 
Book No. 9, p. 100. THOMAS WOOTTEN judgment against James Bloxton for 
1,000 pounds of tobacco. Aug. 2, 1694. Book 9, p. 276. THOMAS WOOTTEN 
appointed Hugh Owen his general attorney in all cases. Nov. 12, 1694. Book 10, 
p. 51. The suit depending to this court upon an imparlance (?) between Josias Ship 
and the County Esses and Elizabeth his wife, ye only daughter and heir or Thomas 
Brookes, late of the County of York, carpenter, deed' agt. THOMAS WOOTTEN 
of the County of York, Cooper in an action of trespass, wherein ye plantiff now 

failing to appear and prosecute ye same, he is no suited with costs Mr 

Po: Weldon and Mr. Hugh Owen appearing attorneys for ye defendant. May 25, 
1692. Book 10, p. 288. THOMAS WOOTTEN appearing on a summons to answer 
j'e presentment of ye grand jury for absenting from ye church and confessing ye 
fact, is fined five shillings, or 30 pounds of tobacco, and is ordered to pay it to the 
church warden of YORK Parish for ye use of the said Parish next Levy, otherwise 
to receive on his bare back the number of ten lashes well laid on by ye sheriff. 
June 27 1707. Book 13, page 73. THOMAS WOOTTEN and PRISCILLA, his 
wife, deed of gift date July 18, 1715, to THOMAS WOOTTEN, their son. 111 acres 
Chas. Parish, York County, Va. (Note — If the said Thomas Wootten leaves no 
heirs at his death, then said land to go to son Benjamin WOOTTEN. THOMAS 
WOOTTEN administrator for John Clark, Bond &c. Dec. 21, 1719. Bonds &c 15, p. 
527. THOMAS WOOTTEN and ELIZABETH, his wife, deed of date March 16, 
1734, to GILES RIDOUT, 12 acres for 4 pounds and 10 shillings. JOHN 
WOOTTEN to WM. NELSON deed of date Sept. 28, 1754, conveying one negro 
man slave named Jack, 26 years old, 8 draught oxen, all marked with a swallow cut 
in the right and under keel in the left year consideration 50 pounds, 17 shilli"  
MONDAY and CUPID two negro boys "belonging to THOMAS WOOTTEN 
brought into court and adjudged each to be 14 years old July 17, 1738. Deeds 
18, p. 433. Ordered that JOHN WOOTTEN be and is hereby appointed sury^.^^^ 
of the highways in the room of John Tenham, who now desired to give up. rpj^^ 
17, 1742. THOMAS WOOTTEN died, appraisement of his estate £ 215^,. „f 
Jan. 20, 1783. The last will of THOMAS WOOTTEN. dec'd, proved by the o yg^^j 

AND Allied Families 275 

John Toomer, a witness thereto, Sept. 17, 1782. Orders, &c 4, page 306. (Note— The 
will is not on record). 

On the motion PRISCILLA WOOTTEN it is ordered that she be excused from 
the payment of levies and taxes on her slave, Monday, it appearing to the court 
that he is aged and infirm. April 19, 1784. Orders &c"No. 4, p. 475. 

On the motion of WILLIS WOOTTEN, a witness from Warwick County for 
Henry Jordan against Robert Gibbons. It is ordered that the said Henry Jordan 
pay him one dollar and one cent for attending this court one day, and travelling six 
miles and returning. Dec. 19, 180G. 


1669. Will of Thomas Wootten. Exrs.: Wife Sara and only son Richard 
Wootten. My wife's son Thomas Wood. Should my son die without issue to my 
next kin of name in Northamptonshire at a town called Castor near unto Peter- 
borough. Friends James Sampson and Richard Briggs overseers. March 15th, 1669. 

Thomas Wootten. 

Witness: Elizabeth Sampson. Proved 1670. (Book 1661-1719, p. 95). 

1686. Will of Richard Wootten, 28 Sept. 1686. My son Richard; my son 
Thomas; my loving wife and three children; Wife, Exx. Henry Baker overseer to 
will. Richard Wootten. 

Wit.: Thos. Wood, George Groves. Rd. Mch. 1686/7. (Book 1661-1719, p. 265). 

Name of 3rd child not given. 

Va. Quit Rent Rolls— Isle of Wight Co., 1704. Thomas Wootten, 936 Acres. 
(Va. Mag. of His. & Bio., No. 3, July, 1921, p. 341). 

1705. Richard Wootten and Thomas Wootten of Isle of Wight Co., Aug. 9, 
1705, to John Buttler "for a valuable consideration", sell that plantation and tract 
of land yt now ffra. fioyd lives on it being yt Land s'd Father Richard Wootten 
bought of Nich. Cobb by Conveyance bearing date 21st day of October, 1681, being 
bounded as foUoweth: — touches James Maning's land, being part of a Pattent of 
900 Acres of land Pattented to Nicholas Cobb. Richard Wootten 

Thomas Wootten 
Ann Wootten — wife of Thomas, 
relinquishes dower. 

Wit.: Geo. Green, John Leech, Madison Street. Rec. Aug. 9th, 1708. (Book 
1704-1715, p. 22). 

1708. Thomas Wootten of the Isle of Wight, makes deed Nov. 8, 1708, to Richard 
Wootten, of same County, "for a valuable consideration" to all the land and planta- 
tion now in possession of Thomas Wootten being 150 acres, part of a pattent to Thos. 
Man for 300 acres, in Isle of Wight County touches Blackwater Swamp or Chowan, 
which 150 acres is Prin. part of pattent assigned by Thomas Man to Wm. Butler 
Feby. 9th, 1697, and William Butler Aug. 9th, 1705, assigned the same to Thomas 
Wootten (and Richard Wootten?). Thomas Wootten 

Ann Wootten 

Wit.: Robert Brook, William West, Wm. Hunter. Rec. Febv. 8th, 1709. 
(Book 1704-1715, p. 132). 

1720. Will of Sarah Bulger, Isle of Wight, Jany. 4, 1720/21. My bro. Wm. 
Smith; my sister Parker; my bro. Nicholas Smith; to Mary Loothlin; my sister 
Martha Smithy my bro. Joseph Smith; to Annos Barnes; my Couzen Wm. Smith; 
my Sister Wootten, and after her death to Joseph Wootten. Sarah Bulger. 

Wit.: Jas. Brown, Wm. Hawkins. Rec. Mch. 27, 1721. (Great Book, p. 71). 

1730. Deed from Hardy Council, Isle of Wight, Va., Gent., to Richard Wootten 
and Lucy his wife, and William Wootten their son, 27 March, 1730. Whereas a 
Law Suit was depending in the Honorable the General Court Mch. 3, 1726, between 
the said Hardy Council and the said Richard Wootten touching a trespass said to 
be done by the said Council and a Jury by order of the sd. Court when the same 
day ImpanneUed and Sworn to Layout the Land Controversy when Richard Wootten 
should Chuse, afterwards the Jury was withdrawn and John Allen, Gent., in Com- 
pany with the Consent of the sd Councill and Wootten did Survey lay out Mark 
500 Acres for the said Wootten's part of the Land in Controversy, and since 
settled. And for and in consideration of the Love and affection the said Hardy 

276 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Councill beareth to his Sister Lucy the wife of the said Richard Wootten, but more 
especially to their son William Wootten, and for divers other good causes and con- 
siderations, the said Hardy Councill doth sell, bargain. Enfeoff and Confirm unto 
the sd Richard Wootten and Lucy for their lives and then to the said William 
Wootten, their son, his heirs, admrs., and assigns one tract of land in Isle of Wight 
containing by estimation 500 Acres in Beaver Dam Swamp 200 acres given to the sd 
Lucy Wootten by her father's [Hodges Councill] last will and testament [April 10, 
1699]. Hardy Councill. 

Wit.: Barnaby Kearney, Chris Reynolds, John Pitt. Rec. Mch. 22, 1730. (Deed 
Book 4, p. 98). 

1736. Thomas Wootten, of Newport Parish Isle of Wight, Jany. 12, 1736, to 
Wm. Whitley of the Precinct of Bertie of the Government of N. C, 200 Acres in Isle 
of Wight (This land I Thomas Wootten purchased of John Griffin, Jany. 12, 1730) 
For a valuable consideration. Thos. Wootten 

Mary Wootten (wife) 
Wit.: Henry Edwards, Robt. Edwards, W. X Edwards. " (Book 5, p. 88). 

1738. Richard Wootten, of the Lower Parish of Isle of Wight, m.akes deed, Nov. 
24, 1738, to Robert Duck, of the same Parish and County, to 200 Acres in the Lower 
Parish of Isle of Wight, on Beaver Dam Swamp, touching other land of Richard 
Wootten and William Wootten, for 2 bbls merchantable Tar. Richard Wootten. 

Witnesses: John Butler, George Lawrence, John Darden. Rec. Nov. 27, 1738. 
(Book 5, p. 298). 

1744. William Wootten and by the consent of his wife Ann, of Isle of Wight 
Co., Nov. 21, 1744, to James Councill and James Bryant of said County for a con- 
sideration fully paid, to James Councill a parcell of land in Isle of Wight containing 
100 Acres being part of a tract and Deed that Mr. Hardy Councill Recorded to the 
sd Wm. Wootten after his Father's decease. Deed dated" 22 March, 1730. 

William Wootten 
Ann Wootten 

Wit.: Peter Councill, John Corbit. Rec. Feby. 25, 1744. (Book 7, p. 16). 

William Wootten granted 300 Acres in Northampton Co., N. C, at a Council on 
16th March, 1743. (C. R. N. C. 6, Vol. 4, p. 627). 

William Wootten, April 21, 1749, was a witness to the will of George Norwood, 
of Northampton Co. (N. C. H. & G. Reg. 1-3-357). On 6 Jany., 1755, William 
Wootten, of Johnston Co., N. C, sells to James Turner, of Southampton Co., A''a., 
for 10 £, 300 A.— patent to William Wootten, March 16, 1742/3. 

Wit.: Theo Hunter, Robt. Butler, John Bradford. (Northampton Co. Book 2, 
p. 200). (Note: This is the land described above). 

1766. Richard Wootten, Isle of Wight, Aug. 1, 1766, to Benjamin Darden, of 
same Co., 150 Acres in the maine run of Blackwater, 8 £. Richard Wootten. 

Wit.: Hardy Darden, Benjamin Holland, John Darden. (Book 12, p. 43). 

1789. William Wootten, Dec. 30, 1789, makes deed to John Barnes. (Book 6, 
p. 222). 

1794. William Wootten and wife, in 1794, to Josiah Geraltny. (Book 17, p. 203). 

Benjamin Wootten, of Isle of Wight Co., in 1790, makes a deed to the town of 
Smithfieid, of same Co. (Deed Book 16, p. 225). 

On 25 Nov., 1756, James Wootten of Johnston Co., N. C, sells to Thos. Fergreson, 
of Edgecombe Co., for £ 1, 2 shillings, 100 acres. 

Wit.: Green Hill, Jim Somersoll. (Northampton Co. Book 2, p. 335). 


1748. Richard BrasweU, of Tar River in Edgecombe Co., on May 26, 1758, sells 
to James Wootten, of the Parish of St. Stephen, Johnston Co., planter, 147 A. on 
Buffalo Swamp in Johnston Co., for 40 £. Richard Braswell. 

Wit.: Richard Kemp, Jesse Wooton. (Book A, p. 5). 

1762. James Wooton, Johnston Co., State of N. C, July 17, 1762, sells to Drewry 
(or Demsey) Rodgers, of same Co., 147 A. on North side Buffalo Swamp, for 40 £ 
proclamation money. James Wooton. 

Wit.: Jos. Thomas, Elisha Thomas. (Book 1, p. 292). 

AND Allied Families . 277 

1775. James Wootten, of Johnston Co., Nov. 27, 1775, sells to Jesse Green, of 
Edgecombe Co., N. C, 200 A. west side Buffalo Swamp. James Wootten 

Faith Wootten 

Wit.: James Branen, John Green. (Book H-1, p. 260). 

1761. Benjamin Hardy and Mary his ivife, of Johnston Co., N. C, sell, Sept. 17, 
1761, to Benjamin Wootten^ two lots of land, one containing 260 A. and the other 
238 A., and the old Court House at Enfield (former County seat of Halifax) was on 
this land. John Hardy purchased one lot of it from Nathaniel Bradford, and said 
John Hardy conveyed same land to Benjamin Hardy by Deed of Gift, Sept. Court, 
1760. 22 acres of it lay near Bear Marsh. Benjamin Hardy 

Mary Hardy 

Wit.: Wm. Lane, James Jones. (Halifax Book 7, p. 334). 

1763. William Branch and Elizabeth his wife, of Halifax Co., on April 20, 1763, 
sell to Benjamin Wootten, of Halifax Co., 50 A. on south side Burncoat Swamp, 
"including old prison and court house and Spring", for 53 £. This was part of a 
patent granted Joseph Lane. (Signed) William Branch 

Elizabeth Branch 
Wit.: Randal Daniel, Joseph Renn. (Halifax Book 8, p. 268). 

1764. "This Indenture made this 13th day of January, 1764, between Bethiah 
Hardy, widow and relict of Hugh Hardy deceased, Samuel Hardy, John Bradford, 
Esq., Benajah Saxon, Executors of the last Will and Testament of Hugh Hardy, of 
the one part, and of Thomas Wootten of the Co. and Province aforesaid of the other 
part" — parties of the first part sell to party of second part 192 A. of wood land on 
the north side of Burncoat Swamp for 15 £ 16 shs. proc. money. Said land was 
granted said Hugh Hardy, deed., by Nathaniel Bradford. 

Wit.: Feter Tatum,'Lewis Pope. (Halifax, N. C, Deed Book 9, p. 290). 

1764. Thomas Wootten of the Co. of Halifax, N. C, on Jany. 23, 1764, sells 
to John Bradford 192 A. on North side Burncoat Swamp for 20 £. Said land bought 
from the Executors of John Hardy. Wit.: Benjamin Saxon, Benjamin Wootten, 
William Wood. (Halifax Book 9, p. 272). 

1767. Thomas Wootten, of Orange Co., N. C, to John Saxon, of Halifax, Oct. 
16, 1767. Whereas Samuel Hardy, deed., did in his life by Deed dated 1760 convey 
to Samuel Saxon, of Halifax, land on Beaver Dam and Burncoat Swamp, 346 A. 
being part of a tract granted Hugh Hardy, late of Halifax, deed., a sufficient title 
does not appear on record, therefore on request of Benjamin Hardy and in con- 
sideration of 20 £ by him the said Benjamin Hardy paid Thomas Wootten, I do 
grant enfeoff and confirm to John Saxon all the right, title, interest, property claim 
and demand whatsoever of him the said Thomas Wootten to the aforesaid property to 
the said John Saxon. Thomas Wootten 

Wit.: John Wootten, John Bradford. (Halifax Book 10, p. 208. May Court, 

1767. James Turbeville, of Halifax Co., to Thomas Wootten, of same Co., sells 
SO A. that was granted Wm. Uttley by patent 1753 and came to James Turbeville 
"by right of inheritance", for 25 £. James Turbeville. 

Wit.: Isaac Turbeville, Burwell Pope. Ruth (his wife). 

Oct. Court, 1767. (Hal. Book 10, p. 158.) 

1767. James Wootten, Johnston Co., surety on marriage bond of Mark Sims 
to Elizabeth Watson. Nov. 3, 1767. (Mar. Bond Book p. 7.) 

1769. Elizabeth Cook, of Johnston Co., on 20th Oct., 1769, sells to Thomas 
Wootten, of Orange Co., 300 A. in Johnston Co., on both sides Richland Creek, a 
branch of Crabtree Creek, for 58 £. Wit.: James Martin, Wm. X Mahleny. (Book 
L, p. old No. 11, new 184.) 

Thomas Wootten member of Genl. Assembly of N. C, at session held at New- 
berne, 15 Nov., 1777; his seat was vacated by his acceptance of Sheriff's Office of 
Wake Co. (C. R. N. C, Vol. 12, p. 265) and on Dec. 5, 1777, his successor appeared 
and took his seat. (C. R. N. C, Vol. 12, p. 337). 

Provincial Congress at Halifax, Dec. 23, 1778, appointed Thomas Wootten, 
Abraham Hill, et al., Justices of the Peace of Wake Co. (S. R. N. C, Vol. 23, p. 
995, or '6?). 

1770. Joseph Barber, Orange Co., on 24th day of July, 1770, sells to Thomas 

278 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Wootten, of Johnston Co., for 200 £ Proc. money, one certain tract or parcel of land 
situate lying and being in the Co. of Orange on Crabtree Creek containing 451 A. 
granted to Charles Young (?) and lay his Executors conveyed to Joseph Barber. 
Wit.: John Gregory, Charles Lewis. Joseph Barber. 

Rd July Ct., 1770.' Test. F. Nash, C. Ct. 

1771. Thomas Wootten, of Wake Co., N. C, was a Justice of the Peace and 
member of the first Inferior Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Wake Co., 
on June 4, 1771. (The County was chartered May 22, 1771). He was High Sheriff 
of the Co. of Wake from June, 1777, till Sept., 1780; in 1781 he was Colonel and 
commanded the military forces of Wake County. 

"One Timothy Duck failed to appear when summoned for military duty in April, 
1781. In accordance with a power which was given him by law. Colonel Wootten 
ordered the Sheriff to seize and sell Duck's plantation. With the proceeds of this 
sale, John Abernathie was hired as a substitute and the unfortunate Duck had to 
hunt for another nest". ("N. C. Booklet", Vol. V, July, 1905, No. 1, pp. 3 to 17— 
Genesis of Wake Co., by Marshall DeLancey Haywood). 

By an Act of the Assembly Appointing the Sheriff of each County to be County 
Treasurer, Thomas Wootten was appointed to that office, 19 Feby., 1778. (Wake 
Co. Book 1, p. 132). 

The land of Duck lay on north side of Neuse River and on both sides of Bush 
Head Creek, and was sold to John Hinton, Sr., the highest bidder. (Wake Co. 
Book A, pp. 192-193). 

1764. Will of Benjamin Wootten, 26 June, 1764; pr. Oct. Ct., 1764. (Will 
Book 1, p. 151). In the Name of God Amen: I Benjamin Wootten of the Co. of 
Halifax and the province of N. C, being weak of body but of perfect mind and 
memory thauks be to God for the same and knowing that it is appointed for all men 
once to die do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form 
following : 

First and principally I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God 
and my body to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors 
hereafter mentioned. 

Imprimis: I will that all my just debts and funeral charges be first paid and 

Item. I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Elizabeth Long eighty pounds 
proclamation and one feather bed and furniture and one cow and calf, but in case 
my said granddaughter should die without issue then the legacies above mentioned 
be equally divided among all my children. 

Item. I lend to my loving wife Elizabeth Wooten during her natural life or 
widowhood all the remainder of my perishable estate and after her decease or day 
of marriage to be equally divided among all my children to-wit: Thomas Wooten, 
Elizabeth Wooten, John Wooten, Mary Wooten and Priscilla Wootten, and William 

Item. I lend to my loving wife during her natural life or widowhood the use 
of the plantation whereon I now live with all the land adjoining thereto, and at her 
decease or day of marriage all the land and plantation aforesaid be vested in my 
Executors, hereafter named, the survivor or survivors of them, and that they, or the 
survivors of them as aforesaid make sale of the said land and plantation and the 
money arising thereby to be equally divided among all my children before men- 

Item. I will that upon the marriage of my children before mentioned my 
wife should think fit to share any part of the perishable estate among them so 
married that part so shared be appraised by some disinterested person and the 
value thereof be deducted out of their parts after the decease of their Mother. 

I do hereby nominate and appoint Thomas Wootten, William. Lane and John 
Bradford whole Executors of this my last will and testament revoking and dis- 
annulling all other wills by me heretofore made in testimony whereof I have here- 
unto put my hand fixed my seal the 26th day of June, A. D. 1764. 

Benjamiin Wooten. 
Signed, sealed and declared to be the last will and testament of the testator in 
presence of Mathew Rabun, William Moore, David Pulley. Halifax October Court. 

AND Allied Families 279 

This will now in Open Court duly proved by the oath of William Moore, a sub- 
scribing witness thereto and the Exrs. were duly qualified ordered and test. 
J. Montfort, C. C. 

(Will Book I, p. 151, Halifax Co., N. C. Office of Clerk Superior Court). 

1768. John Bradford, Esq., Wm. Lane and Thomas Wootten Executors of the 
Will of Benjamin Wootten, sell to Matthew Jones, Sept. 12, 1768, 538 A. on South 
side Burncoat Swamp on Reedy Branch being land granted Benjamin Wootteen 
by Benjamin Hardy. (Signed) John Bradford, 

Wit.: Christopher Dudley, Wm. Moon, Allen Jones. Wm. Lane, 

(Halifax Book 10, p. 203). Thomas Wootten. 

In Halifax Co. Book 7, p. 135, is record of deeds of gift by John Hardy, of 
Halifax, to his 3 sons, Benjamin, Samuel, and Hugh Hardy, bearing date Dec. 
21, 1759, and recorded Sept. Court, 1760. 

Benjamin Wootten m. Elizabeth Rousseau, dau. of Hilliare Rousseau, and his 
wife, Elizabeth Lynton, dau. of William Lynton and his wife Joanna Lewis, dau. 
of Edward2 and Mary Lewis. (See Lewis). Issue: Thomas, Elizabeth, John, Mary, 
PrisciUa and William Wootten, who m. Frances Bradford, dau. of Col. John Brad- 
ford, of Halifax Co. 

Benj. Hill m., Nov. 28, 1787, Mary Wootten, in Johnston Co. Surs: Benj. Hill, 
John Green. (Mar. Bond Book, p. 35). [Could hardly have been the above Mary]. 

Thomas Wootten m. twice; name of 1st wife not known; m. (II) Mrs. Tabitha 
Pope, circa 1768. (q. v.). 

Elizabeth Wootten m. Roland Taylor, as shown by the following: "Benjamin 
Wootten from Roland Taylor. Whereas Elizabeth Lewis [after death of Hilliare 
Rousseau, her 1st husband, she m. Surles Lewis] of the Parish of Washington in the 
ounty of Westmoreland in the Colony of Virginia did by deed bearing date the . . 
day of ... in the year of Our Lord 1748 lend to her daughter Elizabeth 
Wootten, wife of Benjamin Wootten during her natural life one negro woman named 
Jenny and after her decease that the said negro and increase to be divided among 
the children of the said Elizabeth's body, and whereas Roland Taylor intermarried 
with Elizabeth Wootten daughter of the said Elizabeth Wootten, now know ye that 
the said Roland Taylor do acknowledge to have received of Benj. Wootten satisfac- 
tion in full of my part of the above negro and increase and I the s'd Roland Taylor 
for myself, my heirs, executors, admrs. and assigns do acknowledge myself there- 
with to be fully satisfied, contented and paid and do for myself, my heirs, exectrs., 
quit claim s'd negro and increase thereof affix my hand and seal this 26th Datf of 
June, 1764. Roland Taylor.' 

Wit.: John Bradford, Wm. Lane. Halifax Court, Oct., 1767. Jos. Montford, Clerk. 
(Halifax Book 10, p. 60). 

"Account Current of the Estate of Roland Taylor, deceased, Sept. 5, 1780". 
Burwell Pope and Thomas Wootten mentioned. (Wake Co. Book 2 (B), p. 10). 

PrisciUa Wooten, dau. of Benj. and Elizabeth (Rousseau) Wootten, m. 8 Sept., 
1772, Burwell Pope. (See Popes)'. 

Thomas Wootten, son of Benj. and Elizabeth (Rousseau) Wootten, by first wife 
had two sons, Richard Bradford Wootten and IBenjamin Wootten. He m. (II) 
circa 1768 or 1769, Mrs. Tabitha Pope, widow of Henry Pope, and the mother of 
Burwell Pope, who m. PrisciUa Wootten, his sister. Issue by this 2nd marriage, 
four children, viz.: Mary Ann Wootten, b. 28 June, 1770; d. 18 March, 1838; m., in 
March, 1789, James Cade. (q. v.); James Wootten, b. 1775; d. 1822, aged 47 years; 
m. Polly Smith, d. 1826, dau. of Benajah Smith, (q. v.) ; Thomas Wootten, Jr., b. 
1777 (or '8) ; d. 1848, aged 70 years; m. Milly Smith, dau. of Benajah Smith, (q. v.) ; 
Lemuel Wootten, b. 1780; d. . . . ; m. Nancy Smith, dau. of Benajah Smith, (q. v.). 

These three brothers m. three sisters. 

"This Indenture made May 19th, 1783, between Thomas Wootten and Tabitha 
his wife, of the County of Wake and State of N. C." They make deed to Thomas 
Tulloch and Harrison Macon to 595 Acres in Wake County on Crabtree Creek for 
800 £. Said land granted Thomas Wootten by James Acock by deed bearing date 
May 5th, 1771. (Signed) Thomas Wootten. 

Wit.: Burwell Pope, Wm. Wootten. Tabitha Wootten. 

Reg. Feby. 25, 1788. Jas. Hinton, Reg. 

280 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

The following are true and exact copies of papers on file in office of Dr. I>. L. 
Knight, Compiler of State Records. 

"State of Georgia |^ Personally appeared before Three of the Justices assigned to 
Wilkes Countj | keep the peace: Thomas Wootten, who being duly sworn, made 
oath that he has rem-oved into this State with the intention of becoming a citizen 
and that he never had any land granted him in this State either under this gov- 
ernment or the former and that he has at this one head Right, a Wife, and six 
children and ten negroes. Sworn to before . . . this 3rd day of April, 1784 

John Rutherford, J. P., Z. Lamar, A. J. P.x, Daniel Coleman, J. P. 
X Note.— This A. J. P. stands for "Affidavit Justice of the Peace". 

"State of Georgia. To the honorable the president and members of Council 
now siting in Augusta for the purpose of granting lands in the two new Counties 
of Franklin and Washington. The petition of Thomas Wootten, a citizen of Wilkes 
County and State aforesaid, Sheweth, That your petitioner is Intitled to 1000 
acres of land on the head Rights of himself, wife, six children and ten negroes in 
family as appears by affidavit annexed for which he hath never had any land 
granted him in this State. May it therefore please your Honorable Board to Grant 
your petitioner 500 acres of land in Franklin County and 500 acres in the County of 
Washington on the Rights aforesaid and on his complying with the Terms men- 
tioned in the late Land Act, and your petitioner will pray. Thomas Wootten. 

State of Georgia. To the Honorable President and Members of the Council now 
siting in Augusta for the purpose of Granting Lands in the two new counties of 
Franklin and Washington. The petition of Riclmrd Bradford Wootten, a citizen of 
Wilkes in the State aforesaid, Sheweth, That your Petitioner is Intitled to 250 
Acres of Land on the head Right of himself and one negroe as appears by affidavit 
annexed for which he hath never had any lands Granted him in this State. May it 
therefore please your Honorable Board to Grant your Petitioner 250 acres of Land 
in the County of Washington on the right aforesaid and on his complying with the 
Terms mentioned in the Late Land Act, and your Petitioner will pray. 

Richard Bradford Wootten. 
State of Georgia, J^ Personally appeared before us Richard Bradford Wootten and 
Wilkes County. \ being duly sworn that he has in this State himself and one in 
family and never had any land Granted him either under this Government or the 

Sworn to before us the 3rd day of April, 1784- 

Z. Lamar, A. J. P., Daniel Coleman, J. P., John Rutherford, J. P. 

State of Georgia. To the honorable the president and members of Council now 
sitting in Augusta .... The petition of Benjamin Wootten, a citizen of Wilkes 
Coimty in the State aforesaid, Sheweth, That your Petitioner is entitled to 250 acres 
of land on the head Rights of himself and one negroe as appears by affidavit an- 
nexed for which he has never had any land Granted him in this State. May it 
therefore please your Honorable Board to grant j'our Petitioner 250 Acres of Land 
in the County of Washington on the Right aforesaid and on his complying with the 
Terms mentioned in the late Land Act and your petitioner will pray. 

Benjamin Wootten. 
State of Georgia, I Personally appeared before us Benjamin Wootten and being 
Wilkes County. | duly sworn that he has in this State himself and one in family 
and never had any Land Granted him either under this Government or the former. 
Sworn before us this 3rd Day of April, 1784- 

John Rutherford, J. P., Z. Lamar, A. J. P., Daniel Coleman, J. P. 
, From foregoing records, we see that Thomas Wootten, who m. Mrs. Tabitha 
Pope was as late as May 19, 1783, still a citizen of and resided in Wake Co., N. C, 
that on April 3rd, 1784, he makes application for land grant as being a citizen of 
Wilkes Co.. Ga., or rather, "a.<f having removed into this State xnnth the intention of 
becoming a citizen" — that he brought with him a wife, six children and ten negroes. 
The children I have shown were Richard Bradford, Benjamin — by his first wife,— 
Mary Ann, James, Thomas, and Lemuel Wooten, by his second wife. 

"To Thomas Wootten, County of Wilkes. Four hundred and twenty (420) 
acres bounded North by William Parten's and Marshall's land, south by Benning- 

AND Allied Families 281 

field's and Pope's land, east bv Parten's land, and West by Benningfield's lands, 
16 Sept., 1785". (Land Grant Book HHH, p. 516). 

Thomas Wootten and Tabitha, his wife, of the County of Wilkes, and State of 
Georgia, make deed, Dec. 24, 1790, to Nathaniel Moss, of same Co., to S20 acres in 
Wilkes Co., on waters of Chicasaw Creek, part of 4^0 acres granted Thomas Wootten 
by his Excellency Samuel Elbert, Sept. 16, 1785 [See grant above], for 60 £. 

Wit.: John Thurman, John Taylor. (Signed) Thomas Wootten. 

(Book H, p. 371, Washington, Wilkes Co., Ga.). Tabitha Wootten. 

To Thomas Wootten, Three hundred acres in Wilkes Co., Ga., bounded on all 
&ides by vacant lands, 16 Sept., 1785." (Ld. Grant Book HHH, p. ,531). 

To Thomas Wootten 800 acres in Franklin Co., bounded westerly by surveyed 
land, southwesterly by Moses Millar and vacant land. Southeasterly ijy Benj. Ash- 
worth's, Thos. Walton's and Thomas Wootten's lands. 31 March, 178fi. 

(Ld. Bk. IIL p. 678). Gov. Edward Telfair, 

G. Handley, C. C. 

To Thomas Wootten 500 Acres in Franklin Co., bounded east by Thos. Walton's 
and Samuel Knox's land, northerly by John Partain's land, West by vacant, and 
south by Thomas Wootten's and unknown land. 22 April, 1786. 

(Ld. Bk. IIL p. 813). Gov. E. Telfair, 

G. Handley, C. C. 

1788. Thomas Wooten and Tabitha, his wife, of the Co. of Wilkes, State of 
Ga., June 12, 1788, to John Abernathy, for 50 £ 385 Acres of Land in Franklin Co. 
on North side Oconee River, joining lands of Nathaniel Bradford, Benj. Ashworth, 
Thos. Walton, Wm. Bailey and the s'd Thomas Wootten, being Part of a tract of 
800 acres granted by the State aforesaid on Big School Creek and Rocky Creek, in 
the Co. of Franklin, on March 31, 1786. Grant signed by Edward Telfair, Gov. 
[See grant above]. Thomas Wootten. 

Wit.: Holmes Freeman, J. P., Curtis Welborn. Tabitha Wootten. 

Rec. May 16, 1798. (Oldest Deed Book of Jackson Co., p. 88). 

Jany. 3, 1785. Grant by John Houston, Gov., to Thos. Wootten, 287 V<> acres 
County of Washington, bounded Northwardly by vacant land and on all other sides 
by Oconee River. (On Bounty). 

Geo. Handley, Depty. Clerk. Comn ... (Ld. Book FFF, p. 330). 

To Thomas Wootten 2871/2 acres in Washington Co., bounded northerly by 
upper form of Rocky Creek, Southwesterly by Peter Perkin's land, easterly by John 
Perkin's and Daniel Young's land. Westerly by York's and Welden's lands. Oct. 12, 
1785. (On Bounty). (Ld. Book HHH, p. 673). 

Dr. Richard Bradford Woottens, son of Thos. Wootten', by his 1st wife, was 
b. in N. C, c. 1765; d. in Wilkes Co., Ga., in 1798; m. Lucretia Cade, 1st husband, 
b. c, 1770; sis. of James Cade and dau. of pro. Drury or Henry Cade. Issue: 1. — 
Richard Wootten*, Gent., who was apptd. Ensign of the 337th Dist. Co. of the 
Militia, 30th Dec, 1812 ("Military Commissions", May 6th, 1812 to Sept. 16, 181.5", 
p. 265, Adjt. Genl's office); d. 18.50; m. Martha Hinton, d. in 1882, in Nashville, 
Tenn., dau. of John Hinton, b. c. 1772, in N. C, d. 22 Sept. 1845, in Walton Co., Ga., 
and his wife, Elizabeth Norman, dau. of Jesse and Elizabeth (Southard) Norman. 
Issue, among others: (1) Powhatan Bollins Wootten^, who ni. Catharine Lynch 
and had among others: Miss Katharine Hinton Wootten^, at one time, Carnegie 
Librarian in Atlanta, Ga.; 2. — Martha Hart Hinton*, m. William SaflFold, son of 
Reuben Saffold, and had among others: W. C. SafPold, of Amite, La., b. 1822; d. 
1904, aged 82 years; 3.— William Wootten*, d. y. 

Lucretia (Cade) Wootten m. (II) . . . Thurmond. 

Mary Ann Wootten^, 1770-1838, dau. of Thomas and Tabitha (Pope) Wootten, 
m. in March, 1789, James Cade, b. 1769; d. 1822. Issue: 1.— Guilford Cade*, m. (I) 
Nancy Pope, dau. of John and Keddy (Hill) Pope, and had: (1) Ben A. Cade^; (2) 
Wylie Pope Cade"-; (3) Guilford M." Cade,— all d. bef. 1898; m. (II) Jesse Turman, 
niece of William Trion, and had: (4) James C. Cade'^; (5) John R. Cade'>; (6) 
Thomas W. Cade^. The three last were reared by William and Amelia (Cade) 
Trion. The father, Guilford Cade*, died when his son James C. Cade"- was 4 years 
old, and Mrs. Jane (Turman) Cade died 6 years later. 

282 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

2. Bedford Cade* lived at Mallorysville, Ga., and when he married his 5th wife, 
moved to La. 

3. John Cade^, d.; 4. — James Cade^, d.; 5. — Robert Cade*, m. . . . , settled in 
Jasper County, Tex. He had a son, Charles Cade^ who represented his County in 
the Texas legislature. These last three brothers were all dead long before 1898. 

6. Amelia Cade*, b. 1T96; d. 1849; m. 1815, William Lewis Trion, d. 1851, and 
had: William McKenney Trion, b. 1829; d. 1862, who m. 1851, Mary Ann Glasgow, 
and they had: Mary Trion, b. 1859; m. 1878, G. T. McElderry, of Talladega, Ala. 

7. Tabitha Cade*, m. . . . Dent. 

8. Mary Cade, b. 22 June, 1804; m. 6 Dec, 1821, Argyle Norman, and had: 
James Argyle Norman, b. 11 Oct., 1830; d. 19 March, 1862; m^, 17 April. 1851, Ji.lia 
Elizabeth Norman, b. 27 Sept., 1832; d. 27 June, 1872, and had: Sarah Louisa Nor- 
man, b. 13 April, 1853; m. 21 June, 1872, John Bascom Jobson. Mary Cade* said 
to have left 2 daus., who settled in Grimes Co., Texas. 

9. Winnifred Cade*, and 10. — Samuel Cade* are supposed to have been children 
of James and Mary Ann (Wootten) Cade. 

James Woottens, 1775-1822, son of Thomass and Tabitha (Pope) Wootten and 
his wife, Polly Smith, had: 1. — Betsy Maria Wootten*, m. in 1818, William Sales; 
2. — John F. Wootten*, m. Ann Hinton; 3. — Tabby (Tabitha) Wootten*, m. Jesse 
Hinton; 4. — James Wootten, Jr.*, m. . . . Norman and d. in Texas; 5. — Francis 
Wootten*, d. s. p.; 6. — W. Lemuel Wootten*, m. Sophie Hinton, parents of S. A. 
Wootten, of Tignall, Ga., and of W. C. Safifold's wife; 7.— Dr. Gilbert H. Wootten*, 
m. (I) Polly Wootten, dau. of Lemuel Wootten?', his 1st cousin; m. (II) Mrs. 
Amelia Thomas (Hill) Jordan; 8. — Theodorick Wootten*, d. s. p.; 9.— Joel Abbott 
Wootten*, d. s. p.; was classmate of Genl. U. S. Grant, at West Point Mil. Academy; 
10.— Mary Hill (called Polly) Wootten*, b. in 1805; d. in 1832, 27 years old; m., in 
1824, Fielding Lewis Hinton, b. in 1805, d. in 1832, 27 years old (wife and husband 
b. and d. in same years), son of James Hinton and gr. son of Dempsey Hinton. 
Issue: (1) Rev. James Wootten Hinton, b. 3 Jany., 1826; d. 1903; (2) Rev, Benajah 
Burke Hinton; (3) Eliza Hinton, m. Rev. Dr. Morgan Calloway. 

Thomas Wootten^, 1778-1848, son of Thos.2 and Tabitha (Pope) Wootten, and 
wife Milly Smith, had 8 children: (1) Charles Wootten*, d. in 1851 in the Cherokee 
section; m. . . . Bivins; (2) Henry Pope Wootten*, m. . . . Hinton, and had: 
a. — Dr. James T. Woottens, d. in Jasper, Ala., s. p.; b. — Whitfield Wootten^, m. Miss 
Shropshire, who after his death, m. Thos. A. Barksdale, an uncle of Mr. Dick Barks- 
dale, of Washington, Ga.; c. — Jesse Woottens, a journalist, m. Miss Dent and d. c. 
1877, in Newnan, Ga., leaving several children; (3) Thomas L. Wootten*, m. . . - 
Hinton, and had among others: a. — Mrs. James C. Wrights, of Mallorysville; b. — 
Mrs. Sarah Gore"', of Summerville, Ga.; c— Dempsey Wootten^, deed., whose family 
live in North Ga.; (4) Polly Wootten*, m. Jesse Calloway; (5) Martha Wootten*, 
m. . . . Murphy; (6) Richard Willis Wootfem, m. Eliza Heard, d. s. p. He was 
a brother-in-law of Genl. B. W. Heard; (7) Agnes Wootten*, m. John Ben Wootten, 
a cousin, b. 1821, son of Benjamin Wootten, b. 1790, who, in 1820, m. Eliza Callo- 
way, her 1st husband. Issue: a. — Eliza Calloway's m. Rev. John Sanders Calloway; 
b.— Lizzelle Woottens, m. Capt. John Walton, his 2nd wife; c— Ben Wootten, Jr.5. d. 

Benjamin and Eliza (Calloway) Wootten had: John Ben Wootten, b. 1821; Dr. 
William H. Wootten, m. in 1845, Elizabeth Whitehead Taylor, her 1st husband; and 
Almeda Wootten, who m. her 1st cousin, Wylie Middleton Pope, his 1st wife, and 
had 22 children, of whom only 5 attained their majorities. 

Lemuel Wootten^, b. 1780, son of Thos.'^ and Tabitha (Pope) Wootten, and his 
wife Nancv Smith had 8 children, among them: (1) Josiah Wootten*, d. unm.; (2) 
Wylie Wootten*, d. unm.; (3) Polly Wootten*, m. Dr. Gilbert H. Wootten, her 1st 
cousin, his 1st wife, son of James and Polly (Smith) Wootten; (4) Patsey, called 
"Paty" Wootten*, was blind and d. unm.; (5) . . . m. . . . Thurmond; (6) 
. . . m. . . . Calloway; (7) Dr. John I.em Wootten*, practiced at Mallorysville, 
moved to Panola, Miss., and d. unm. in 1897. 

Both Thomas Woottens and his wife, Tabitha (Pope) Wootten, d. in Oglethorpe 
Co., Ga., it is thought, in 1808. The last mention of them in any record is in the 
will of Henry Augustine Pope, Nov. 10, 1807, and in the probate of the will in 
Jany., 1808. 

AND Allied Families 283 

The writer makes no pretense of completeness in the record of James^, Thomass 
and Lemuels Wootten's families, but has given such data as obtained by him from 
various members of these families, with the belief that what is given will be aidful 
to those seeking more complete and definite details. 

There was another Thomas Wootten who came from N. C. and settled in Wilkes 
Co. Ga., in ms. He was a Lieutenant in the Revy. War, often referred to as the 
Pioneer settler. It seems altogether probable that this Thomas, and Benjamin who 
d. in Halifax in 1764, and the James Wootten who, in 1758, was in St. Stephens 
Parish in Johnston, N. C, were brothers. No records yet discovered expressly 
declaring the fact, but the records considered together indicate it. 

"Greensboro, Ga. Old Roll — Typewritten: "A careful transcript of the records 
of the Court of Land Commissioners appointed by his Ecellency, Sir James Wright, 
Royal Gov'r of the Province of Georgia, to issue the Ceeded Lands", later formed 
into Wilkes County. Said original records now being a part of the records of Greene 
Co., Ga.". (Signed) July A. D. 1910, /. A. LaConte, p. i5,— "Wrightsborough, Dec. 
7, 1778. Thomas Wootten from N. C, a wife, 7 sons and one daughter, from 1 to 18 
years old, and 8 slaves. 200 acres on north side of Broad River opposite the mouth 
of Long Creek, whereon there is a tree marked T. W. and a fence; and 300 acres on 
south side said River, adjoining Vann's old field. Reserve 9 months. 13:4:8". p. 21. 
— Dartmouth Fort. Jan — bruary 1775. Thos. Wootten desires to remove his entry 
of 200 acres which he resigns for 200 acres on Beaver Dam Creek on South fork of 
River Dart (?) adjoining lands of Hardy Saunders on the river side. Reserve 8 
months. T. W. 20:0:0". Note. — A Hardy Saunders was one of the Justices of Wake 
Co., N. C, June 4, 1771. 

"No. 261 — Watkins Digest", p. 238. "An Act amending the Several acts for the 
better regulation of the Militia of this State. 

VIII. And whereas numbers of persons are daily absenting themselves and 
leaving their fellow citizens to encounter the difficulties of the present crisis, Be it 
enacted by the authority aforesaid, That any person or persons, who shall produce a 
Certificate from the Commanding Officers of the District to which he belongs, to 
the legislature of this State (on the total expulsion of the enemy from it) of his 
having faithfully done his duty from the time of passing of this Act, shall be 
entitled to 250 Acres of good land which shall be exempt from taxes for the space 
of 10 years thereafter) Provided such person or persons cannot he convicted of 
plundering or distressing the country." 

"No. 289, p. 294. Feby. 25, 1784. Officers, Soldiers, Refugees, &c, &c, who are 
entitled to land in this State or Bounties for their services &c . . . shall be 
entitled to have included in their grants an additional quantity of 15 acres to each 
hundred in full for and in lieu of any exemption from taxes; also provides for a 
land Court at Augusta for granting out lands, beginning the first Tuesday in April, 
1784, for and during space of 3 months". 

"p. 311 — Feby. 22, 1785. No surveys of land due as bounties from this State 
shall be allowed, unless brought in and claimed within one year from and after the 
passing of this Act". 

State of Georgia, | To the Honorable the president and the members of the Council 
Wilkes County. ^ ""^ siting in Augusta for the purpose of Granting Lands in the 
two new Counties of Franklin and Washington. The Petition of Lieutenant Thomas 
Wootten a citizen of the State aforesaid, Sheweth, That your Petitioner is en- 
titled to 250 Acres of Land, as a Bounty, for his services, pursuant to the Certificate 
hereto annexed; That your Petitioner is desirous of taking up the said Land in 
the County of Washington. May it therefore please your Honorable Board to 
Grant your Petitioner 250 Acres of Land in the County of Washington on the 
Right aforesaid, and on his complying with the Terms mentioned in the late Land 
Act; and your Petitioner will pray. Thomas Wootten". 

"State of Georgia. These are to certify that Thomas Wootten was an inhabitant 
of this State prior to the reduction thereof by the British Arms, and was a Refugee 
from the same, during which time he cheerfully did his duty as a soldier and Friend 
to the United States. Given under my hand "this 3nd day of February, 1784. 

By his order. H. Freeman. ' Elijah Clarke, Col." 

"State of Georgia. This is to certify that Lieut. Thomas Wootten hath stead- 

284 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

fastly done his duty, from the time of passing an Act at Augusta, to-wit, on the 
20th day of Aug. 1181 until the total expulsion of the British from this State; 
and the said Lieutenant Thomas Wootten cannot to my knowledge or belief be con- 
victed of plundering or distressing the country, and is therefore under the said 
Act entitled to a Bounty of 250 Acres of good land, free from taxes for 10 years. 
Given under my hand at Savannah, the 2nd day of February, 1T84. 

By his order, H. Freeman. Elijah Clarke, Col." 

Georgia—. . . (No. 828). 

These are to certify that Thomas Wootten as a citizen is entitled to 250 acres of 
Land as a Bounty agreeable to an Act and Resolve of the General Assembly, passed 
at Augusta the 19 August, 1781, as per certificate of E. Clarke Col. Given under my 
Hand at Savannah the 25 day of March, in the year of our Lord 1784. Georgia — 
(No. 860). 

These are to certify that Lieutenant Thomas Wootten a citizen is entitled to 
250 acres of Land as a Bounty agreeable to an Act and Resolve of the General 
Assembly passed at Augusta the 20th August, 1781, as per certificate of E. Clarke 
Col. Given under my hand at Savannah the 25 Day of March in the year of our 
Lord 1784. J. Houston. 

Attest.: D. Rees, Secj^". 

"Jany. 25, 1785. Granted to Thomas Wootten 287 i/o acres, Co. of Washington, 
bounded on all sides by vacant lands. (On Bounty). Sam Elbert Gov. &c. 
(Ld. Bk FFF, p. 545). G. Handley, Clk. Council." 

Deed Book 1, p. 474. Greene Co., Feb. 3, 1790. James and Charity Wootten, 
admrs. of Thomas Wootten, late of Wilkes Co., deed., conveys 287yo acres of lands 
in Greene, formerly Washinton County, granted sM Thos. Wootten on Jany. 25, 178'5. 
Wit. Leonard Fretwell, Rozanna Johnson. James Wootten. 

Charity Wootten. 

James and Charity Wootten, on June 17, 1791, of Greene Co., Ga., mentioned 
as administrators of Thos. Wootten, deed., of Wilkes Co. (Deed Book of Greene 
Co., Ga.). James was pro. the son and Charity the widow of Thos. Wootten, deed. 

The Augusta Chronicle, April 11, 1789, — files in Library of Congress — gives 
Thos. Wootten, Collector (of Taxes) Wilkes Co., Ga., paying returns to State ' 
Treasurer, Feby. 4, 1785, 1786. It speaks of Col. Thos. Wootten's district (tax?). 

James Wootten granted 287i/, acres in Washington Co., bounded on all sides by 
vacant land. 13 Dec., 1785. (On Bounty). (Ld. Bk. IH, p. 342). 

Thos. Wootteni, Isle of Wight, Will. Mch. 1.5, 1669, and wife, Sara, relict of 
. . . Wood, had an only son: 

Richard Woottens who m. ...» name of wife not given, will 28 Sept., 1686, 
had: Richard WoottenS; Thomas Woottens, and another child, name not given 
(pro. Joseph). Richard Wootten^ m. Lucy Council dau. of Hodges Council and 
his wife Lucy Hardy dau. of John Hardy and his wife, Alice, — his will Oct. 7, 1676. 
They had: William Wootten^, who m. Ann . . . , maiden name not given. 

A William Wootten patented 300 A. in Northampton Co., N. C, 16 March, 1743, 
and the above William Wootten* and wife Ann sold to James Council and James 
Bryant, all of Isle of Wight, 100 A. in sd. Co., on Nov. 21, 1744. Then a William 
Wootten, on April 21, 1749, was a witness to the will of George Norwood, of 
Northampton Co. 

Thomas Woottens m. (I) Ann . . . ; m. (II) Mary .... In 1705, Thos.^ 
and Ann Wootten join Richard Woottens in a sale of land. In 1708 Thos^ and Ann 
Wootten sell land to Richard Wootten. On 12 Jany., 17.36, Thos. Wootten^ and Mary 
his wife, sell 200 A. in Isle of Wight to William Whitly, of Bertie Precinct, N. C. 

A James Wootten of Johnston Co., N. C, on 26 May, 1756, buys land in sd. Co. 

On 17 Sept., 1761, Benjamin Wootten buys two tracts, one 260 A., the other 
238 A., from Benjamin Hardy and his wife Mary. The land located in Enfield, 
former County seat of Halifax Co. 

Considering the foregoing in connection with numerous other transactions in 
Johnston, Orange and Halifax Cos., we are led inevitably to the conclusion that 
Benjamin Wootten who d. 1764, in Halifax Co., was the son of either Thomass and 
Mary Wootten (or Ann, the 1st wife), or of William* and Ann Wootten. 

AND Allied Families 285 

To settle the matter positively will require the discovery of some new Court or 
Bible record. 

Benjamin named sons Thos., John and William. This son Thomas named sons 
by his 1st wife, Richard Bradford and Benjamin, and children by his 2nd wife, the 
widow Tabitha Pope, Mary Ann — combining names of both wives of Thomas Woot- 
ten3, James, Thomas and Lemuel. 


The Quakers at an early date cast in their lot with the Colony of Virginia; and 
many were compelled to fly from the execution of the severe laws passed against their 
Sect, and found refuge in Carolina. They were of English descent, and at that time 
too few, in either State to exert a preponderating influence on the community at 
large. (Foote's Sketches of N. C, p. 78). 

Three Articles of belief were necessary to constitute any body of persons a 
church: (1) That there is a God; (2) That God is to be publicly worshipped; (3) 
that it is lawful and the duty of every man to bear witness to the truth when called 
on by the proper authority ana "that every church or profession shall in their terms 
of communion set down the eternal way whereby they witness a truth as in the 
presence of God". No man was permitted to be a freeman in Carolina or to have 
any estate or habitation in it that did not acknowledge a God, and that he was to be 
publicly worshipped. No person above 17 years of age could have any benefit or 
protection of law, nor hold any place of honor or profit who was not a member of 
some church or profession. Locke provided that any 7 persons agreeing in any 
religion should be constituted a "church or profession, to which they shall give some 
name, to distinguish it from others. "Southern Quakers and Slavery", p. 10, by 
Stephen B. Weeks; C. R. N. C, Vol. 1, pp. 187, 207, & Sec. 100). 

While the Friends are proverbial for soundness of piety, frugality, and industry, 
they are signally defective in aggressive power, because they reject the active and 
demonstrative instrumentalities of propagating the Gospel. It is a church of 
neffative, rather than positive institutions. (His. of Methodism in N. C, Vol. 1, 
p. 11, by W. L. Grissom). 

There were no provisions in Va. for Quakers to celebrate the rites of matri- 
mony after their peculiar fashion before the law of 1780. In this matter North 
Carolina was ahead of Virginia. But we have the clearest evidence that they had 
married in their own fashion from very earliest times. The Va. law of March, 
1662, provided that all marriages should be by license or publication of banns and 
be performed by a minister, all others being declared illegal. The laws of 1696 
and 1705 provided that marriages should be celebrated only in accordance with 
forms in the Book of Common Prayer. It was the same under the law of 1748. 
The laws of 1780 and 1784 legalized marriages which had been celebrated previous to 
this date by Dissenters and gave the Quakers authority to celebrate the rite after 
their own fashion. They had married after their own fashion but without consent 
of the Government and therefore illegally until the passage of this law. ("So. 
Quakers and Slavery", pp. 168-'9, by Stephen B. Weeks). 


"As early as 1661 Friends had forced the English law to recognize the legality of 
their forms of marriage. TKe initial step was by the parties who declared in 
meeting their intentions. The Women's Meeting then appointed a committee to see 
if the woman was "clear" from other "marriage entangelements" ; the men's meeting 
did the same, and when this was settled the parties were "left to their liberty to 
take each other", which was done by calling on the Congregation as witnesses: 
Friends, you are my witnesses that in the presence of you I take this my friend 
Elizabeth Nixon to be my wife, promising to be a loving and true husband to her, 
and to live in the good order of truth, so long as it shall please the Lord that we 
live together, or until death". They were always advised against marrying outside 
of their own communion, such being spoken of as "accomplishing disorderly mar- 
riages", ''outgoing in marriage", etc. ("So. Qua. and Slavery", pp. 126-'7, by 
Stephen B. Weeks). 

For want of men in Holy Orders, both the members of the Council and 

286 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 

Magistrates were empowered to marry all those who would not take each other's 
word. But for the ceremony of christening their children they leave that to chance. 
(Extract from Wm. Bird's Journal— "Old Churches & Fams.", p. 283, by Bishop 

Richard Bennett (Gen.) the great man of the County was a Quaker and an 
ancestor of Genl. Robert E. Lee. 

Edward Major and Thomas Dew were also Quakers, or in sympathy with 
them, as were also Col. Joseph Bridger, Major Thomas Taberer, Col. Thos. Bushrod, 
Col. Thos. and Edmond Godwin, Judge Jeremiah Exum, Dr. John Grove, Wm. 
Bressy, the Jordans, and many others of the most prominent and influential men of 
that section. The records show that in 1682 both Thomas and Edmund Godwin 
were members of the Chuckatuck meeting house. The Quakers increased rapidly and 
seem to have been unmolested, except those who like Thomas Jordan refused to pay 
their tithes, defied the Court and malinged the clergy. The Godwins seemed to 
have severed their connection with the Quakers, for after 1682 both were vestry- 
men of Chuckatuck Parish, and both filled the office of Sheriff. 

While the Quakers were sometimes fined for nonconformity, they had their own 
meeting houses and practically their own way. ("His. of Nansemond", pp. 23, 25, 
27; W. & M. Qly., 7, p. 212)." 


In the Ms. of Suffolk Parish and Upper Suffolk Parish, in the Clerk's office at 
Suffolk, we find on p. 1, some who were Quakers, now, July 15, 1749, Members of 
the Church of England. Vestrymen present: Thomas Godwin, Jonathan Godv/in, 
Anthony Holladay, John King, James Cowlings, Thos. Godwin, William Wright, 
Nathaniel Wright, Edward Wright, James Turner, Thomas Jordan^ John Buxton. 
On p. 3. — Thomas Godwin, Clerk of the Court. On p. 6. — Thomas Godwin, Vestry- 
man, deceased, called on p. 6, Col. Godwin. (1749). 


Friends Records of Marriage Certificates . . having declared their Intentions 
of Taking Each Other in Marriage, before Several Monthly Meetings of the People 
Called Quakers in the Co. afs'd according to the good Order used among them; 
their Proceedings after due Enquiry and Deliberate Consideration thereof were 
allowed by the Said Meetings, they appearing Clear of all Others and having con- 
sent of Parents Concerned. Now these are to Certify all Whom it may Concern, 
that for the full accomplishing of their Said Intentions, this Twenty third Day of 
the Eighth Month in the Year of Our Lord 1787 [written], they the Said Zaccheus 
Bowerman and Permela Jones appeared at a public assbly of the afsd People & 
others, in their Meeting Place in Fairfield & he the sd Zaccheus Bowerman, Taking 
the Said Permela Jones by the hand, did openly declare as followeth: Friends I 
take this my Friend Permela Jones to be my wife, Promising Through Divine as- 
sistance to be unto her a Loving and Faithful Husband, Untill it shall Please the 
Lord by Death to Separate us. And the sd Permela Jones, did then & there in 
Like Manner Declare as followeth: Friends I Take this my Friend Zaccheus 
Bowerman to be my Husband Promising Through Divine assistance to be unto him 
a Loving & Faithful Wife, Untill it Shall Please the Lord to Separate us, or Words 
of the Like Import. And the said Zaccheus Bowerman & Permela Jones, as a 
further Confirmation thereof have hereunto Set their hands. She after the Custom 
of Marriage, Assuming the Name of her Husband. Zaccheus Bowerman. 

Permela Bowerman. 

And we whose Names are hereunto subscribed, being Present with Others at 
the Consummation of this said Marriage as Witnesses thereunto Set our hands the 
Day & year above written. [The entire Congregation present sign their names indi- 
vidually as witnesses]. (N. E. H. & G. Reg., Vol. 68, p. 162-'3). 

"After the restoration of King Charles II the Quakers had a strong following, 
especially in the Upper Parish. William Edmundson, a friend of George Fox 
visited the neighborhood in 1671 and met Genl. Richard Bennett, who he said re- 
ceived the truth and died in the same, leaving two friends his Executors. The able 

AND Allied Families 287 

lawyer and preacher, Thomas Story, of Phiia., came in 1699 and 1705 and held 
many "open and comfortable meetings", visiting many and widely separated locali- 
ties in that section, and at Chuckatuck, where he met with his "ancient friend", 
Elizabeth Webb of Gloucestershire, England, and John Copeland, who at his re- 
quest, showed him his mutilated right ear, being one of the first of those who had 
their ears cut by the Presbyterians, or Independants, of New England". (W. & M. 
Qly., Vol. 7, pp. 211-212).' 

Major Taberer left his estate to his grandson Joseph Copeland, probably a 
relative of John Copeland visited by Thomas Story. (W. & M. Qly., Vol. 7, p. 215). 


Att a Councill held af James City ffebruary 20th 1690; Present the Rt Honorble 
ffrancis Nicholson, Esqr their Majties Lieut. Governor Nathanll Bacon Esqr Secy 
Coll. William Bird Coll: Chrisr Wormeley Coll: Jno. Armistead. This board having 
been informed yt ye Inhabitants of Pennsylvania declare that if ye ffrench or 
Indians Come agt them, they will acquaint them they have no Quarrell with them 
nor will not fight whereby if either of those Enemies shall go thither, they will not 
only be supplied with provisions, but a place of retreat after Mischiefe done wh. 
may prove of Dangerous Consequence to ye peace & Safety of this & all other 
Majties Plantations in these parts, & it being Considered that ye frequent 
meeting of Quakers in severall places of this Collony of their own appointing 
without ever acquainting the Governor with ye same or doing what is required 
by an Act of Parliament made in the 1st year of ye Reigne of our Soveraigne 
Lord & Lady, William & Mary, by the Grace of God of England, Scotland, 
ffrance & Ireland &c.. King & Queen, entitled an Act for Exempting their 
Majties protestant subjects dissenting from ye Church of England from ye penal- 
ties of Certain Lawes, not only by the Inhabitant of this Collony, but those of Md., 
Pennsylavnia & other places as really present, by means whereof the ffrench or 
Indians if possest of Pa. have fitt opportunity to do mischiefe, accordingly, ffor 
prevention whereof for ye ffuter & to the end of afsd Act of Parliament May bee 
put into effectual Execution, itt is ordered that after publication hereof (wh. all 
their Majties Justices of the Peace in the respective Cos. in this Colony are re- 
quired to Cause to be done att ye next Court to bee held for their said Countyes) 
that none of ye persons usually called Quakers doe prsume to meet at any place 
whatsoever without first doeing & performing what by the Recited Act of Parlia- 
ment is required & Comanded upon penalty of being prosecuted & suffering such 
paines & penalties as by the said Act are to be inflicted on those whoe (do) not 
comply therewith, & to ye end that the said Act may be duly pformed, all their 
Majties Subjects within this Collony especially Justices of ye Peace, Sheriffs & 
other Majties officers W^hatsoever are hereby required & Commanded to take care 
that noe pson or psons whatsoever presume to doe or act anything Contrary to ye 
full intent & meaning thereof. And it is further ordered that if after ye said psons 
called Quakers have pformed what is required by ye aforesd Act of Parliament any 
Strangers from any other Government shall come among them they give an acct of 
every such person to ye next Justice of ye Peace whoe is hereby ordered to Cause 
said pson or psons to appear before him & tak his or their Examination under his 
or their hands to what place he or they belong whither going & when, & of all 
things else wh. may be for their Majties service, & forthwith returne ye same (if 
he see Cause) to ye Rt Honoble ffrancis Nicholson Esqr their Majties Lieut 
Governor that such further order may be had therein as shall be agreeable to Law, 
& itt is alsoe ordered that if any pson whatsoever shall receive by letter or hear 
any strange news wh. may tend to ye disturbance of ye peace of their Govmnt that 
they doe not presume to publish ye same but with ye 1st Conveniency repair to ye 
next Justice of ye Peace & acquaint him therewith, whoe is to act therein according 
to law. Copia Vera. Test. W. Edwards, CI. Cur. March ye 24th 1690/1. Published 
then in York Court & ordered to be Recorded. Test. I. Sedgwick, D. CI. Cur. (W. 
& M. Qlv. Vol. 27, pp. 130-'l). 

288 The Hills of Wilkes County, Georgia 


"There wei-e several Baptist Ministers in the Province, but of their character I 
know nothing. People in these circumstances could not be so grossly ignorant, as 
they have been represented, and the Quakers, although they differ from most others 
in their view of the Ministry, liave always advocated and maintained a high degree 
of English Education". (Wheeler's Rems., p. 256). 

Extracts from the "Annals of Newberry, S. C.", by O'Neal-Chapman, p. 33. 

"No beggar or pauper was ever known among Friends. They take care of all 
such. Their Meeting of Sufferings provides for them and all other wants". 

They were a "Hard working, healthy, yet an honest, innOcent and mirthful, 
though a staid people, make up altogether an interesting picture". 

The only objection which I know to the practice of Friends, is that they do not 
generally sufficiently attend to the religious instruction of their children and the 
reading of the Scriptures. In this respect, I know, there are many, very many, 
illustrious exceptions, and I believe their rules require the Scriptures to be read, 
and their children to be religiously instructed. In other points, I think no religious 
community can present better claims for respect, and even the admiration of men." 
(See a/so "Annals of Newberry", p. 709). 

"John Archdale, the Quaker Governor", is appd 1694; his sagacious and pru- 
dent administration". (Wheeler's His. of N. C; p. 32 — 1st Series). The wife of 
Wm. Hill, Esq., the present Sec. of State of N. C, is a descendant of Gov. Archdale, 
through his dau. Ann, who m. July 1688, Emmanuel Lowe, whose dau. Anne m. 
Mr. Pendleton, whose dau. Mary m. Denby Connor, the father of Mrs. Hill (p. 33). 


Family record of John Bones Hill, p. 168, is here corrected. 

John Bones Hill and wife, Sadie Johnson, had: Ic. — Eliza Holden Hill, b. Jany. 
3, 1875; m., Nov. 4, 1897, William Daniel Ready, d. July 7, 1919. Had chn.; 2c.— 
Lou Brunson Hill, b. April 7, 1876; m. July 28," 1893; d. Oct. 8, 1911; m. Ed Mims, 
and had 3 chn.; 3c. — Elizabeth Hollingsworth Hill, b. Jany. 2, 1881; m. June 29, 
1910, John Griffin Mobley. No chn.; 4c.— Sadie Daisye Hill, b. April 27, 1883; m. 
Dec, 1904, Sam Bones Nicholson and had one child; 5c. — Marian Hill, b. Sept. 14, 
1885; m. (I) June, 1902, Dr. William Luther Jones, d. July, 1911—2 boys; m. (II), 
Aug., 1913, yVrthur Childress; 6c.— Henry Hughes Hill, b. Aug. 26, 1887; m. Dec, 
1912, Mattie Mims— 2 chn.; 7c— William" Warren Hill, b. Oct. 28, 1900; d. Dec 4, 
1917, was accidentally killed in camp. Was Sr. Gd. Sergeant at Camp Seviei", Camp 
Electrician; 8c — Maria Eraser Hill, b. April 27, 1904; m. Oct. . . . , Floyd Rains- 
ford — 2 chn. 


288a The Hills oe Wilkes County, Georgia 


Chart 2. — Priscilli shd. be Priscilla. 

P. 13.— 10th 1. Almight shd. be Almighty. 

P. 18. — 17th 1. Cranberry shd. be Greenberry. 

P. 69. — 8th 1. Ludowick shd. be Lodowick. 

P. 69. — 13th 1. Cinceqiiefield shd. be Cingwefield. 

P. 75.— 19th 1. fr. bot. Troop shd. be Troup. 

P. 79.— 12th I. fr. bot. Troop shd. be Troi/p. 

P. 89.— 1st 1. Holliday shd. be Halllday. 

p^ 89. — 23rd I Edenton shd. be. Eatonton. 

P. 91. — 20th 1. fr. bot. Blank space should be filled with Mary. 

P, 96.— 14th 1. fr. bot. Insert Ref. p. 147. 

P. 97. — 3rd 1. 2 in parenthesis shd. be 1, and insert p. I47, bef. the parenthesis. 

P. 97. — 20th 1. fr. bot. Brow shd. be Brown. 

p, 98. — 13th 1. fr. bot. LMtcher shd. be Letcher. 

P. 99. — 10th 1. fr. bot. Insert in parenthesis after O. p. I4O. 

P. 101. — 15th 1. fr. bot. pleased shd be displeased, 

P. 108. — 20th 1. fr. bot. Albigencs shd. be Albigence. 

P. 108. — 14th 1. fr. bot. Albigenes shd. be Albigence. 

P. 108.— 11th 1. fr. bot. At end, after Theophilus3, add p. 163. 

P. 122.— 2nd 1. fr. bot. 1827 shd. be 1872. 

P. 125. — 15th 1. fr. bot. Louse shd. be Louise. 

P. 126.— 6th 1. Louise shd. be Louise. 

P. 127. — Lines 4, 5 and 6. Irwin shd be Iruin. 

P. 135.— 15th 1. 1880 shd. be 1881. 

P. 135.— 17th 1. Faudon shd. be Jaudon. 

P. 135.— 4th 1. fr. bot. Davij? shd. be Davie. 

P. 187.— 26th 1. Moats shd. be Monts. 

P. 187. — 27th 1. Clarence Eugene Mouts, .Tr. shd be Eugene DuBose Monts. 

P. 137.— nth 1. fr. bot. McLoughlin shd. be McLaughlin. 

P. 137.— 2nd 1. fr. bot. Edward shd. be Edwin. 

P. 188.— 20th 1. fr. bot. 1902 shd. be 1903. 

P. 143. — 12th 1. fr. bot. Semmes shd. be Screven, and Irwin .shd. be In)in. 

P. 143.— 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th and 12th Is. fr. bot. Irjoin shd. be Irvin. 

P. 143.— 8th 1. fr. bot. Bieckle shd. be Biechele. 

P. 145.— 10th 1. LizziUe shd. be Lizzelle. 

P. 146.— nth and 12th Is. fr. bot. Carro/ shd. be Carro//. 

P. 147.— 2nd 1. fr. bot. Insert 96 after p. 

P. 152. — 7th 1. Hattiesmlle, Miss., shd. be HallettsvUle, Texas. 

P. 160. — 3rd 1. fr. bot. Parenthesis sign slid, be omitted. 

P. 168. — 19th 1. fr. bot. PersonaliV^ shd. be persona/ft/. 

P. 166.— 8th 1. yt shd. be ye. 

P. 166. — Middle of page. 2 bef. Henry Hampton Hill — twice— shd. be 6. 

P. 175. — 4th 1. fr. bot. Saa'in shd. be Stdain. 

P. 177. — 17th 1. immediate/ shd. be immediateZi/. 

P. 179. — 2nd I. fr. bot. Jam'e shd. be Jane. 

P. 182.— 29th 1. fr. bot. Marks prob. shd. be Moore 

P. 213.— 6th 1. fr. bot. Calton shd. be Dalton. 

P. 219.— 24th 1. Capitol shd. be Capital. 

P. 223. — 25th 1. Joseph shd. be Jacob. 

P. 230.— 18th 1. or shd. be and. 

P. 240. — 11th 1. devised shd. be divided. 

P. 263.— 29th 1. 119 shd. be I44. 

P. 260. — 19th 1. Loathesome shd. be Loathsome. 

P. 272.— 30th 1. 1813 (?) shd. be 1853. 

P. 274.— 13th 1. fr. bot. Mark ) of parenthsis after Wootten ;. 

P. 282.— 17th 1. f r. bot. Eliza Calloway shd. be Wootten. 


Note: — Numerals over names denote their generations and the letters in parentheses 
following are the initials of their fathers. 


Andrew, Benjamin 89 

EUzabeth 89 

Anthony — Family 174-178 

Abbie Davis-Pope . . 88, 177 

" AdeliaT 176 

Agnes3 176 

" Agnesc 177 

Augustus P 88,128 

Augustus P., Jr 88 

Barbara"' 176 

Bella-t 177 

Boilings 176, 178 

Charless 175 (2) 

" Charles* 176 

" Charless 176 

" Charles HJ 176 

" Charlotte* 176 

Christophers . . . 175-6 (3) 

" Christopher* 176 

" Christophers 176 

" Christopher Jordan* . . 177 

Clara Julia-Pope .... 177 

Clarkes 176 

Edd7 177 

Edwin Clarke'^ 176 

Edwin Clarke- 176 

Edwin M.* 177 

Elizabeths 175 

« Elizabeth* 176 

Elizabeth-- 176 

Elizabeth-Clarke .... 176 

Ella A.7 176 

Emile DuB 88 

" Emma Eugenia* .... 177 

Ernests 177 

E. B. . 175 (2), 176, 177 (2) 

Florence V^ 176 

" Gabriel Toombss . . . .177 

Hannah B.* 176 

" Harry Duncan 88 

" Harry Jefferson .... 88 

Hilda 88 

Jamess 175 (2) 

" Jamess 176 

James Rembert* . . 88,177 
" James Rembert, Jr. . . . 88 

Janes 176 

Janet-Paddison 177 

Jeans 177 

" John Vances 177 

" Jordan* 176 

" Josephs 174-5 


Anthony, Joseph, Jr.s, 175 (2), 177 (2) 

Joseph* 176 (2) 

Josephs 176 

Joseph". 177 

Joseph W.s 176 

Judiths ..." 176 

Judsone 177 

Julias 177 

Julia Toombs 177 

Katherine 177, 178 

Leila Davis 88 

Luciles 177 

Lucy Hills 88 

Lucy Jordan-Hill . . 88, 128 

" Mamie Lous 177 

Marki . . 174 (2), 175 (4) 

Mark Hs 176 

Marks 176 

" Margarets 177 

Marys 175 

Mary* 176 

" MaryT 177 

Mary Chatfield 88 

" Mary Rembert-DuBose . 177 

" Mathews 176 

Micajahs 175, 177 

" Micajah* 176 

" Micajahs 176 

Milton, Dr., 176 

Penelopes 176 

Penelope* 176 

" Penelopes 176 

Pope 177 

Rachels 176 

Rachel* 176 

Rachels 176 

Render^ 177 

Rhodas 176 

Robertas 177 

" Roscoe Tate 88 

Roslyns 88 

Sallys 176 

" Samuels 176 

Samuel B.* 176 

" Samuel P.7 176 

Sarahs 175 

Sarah* 176 

Sarahs .176 

" Scott7, Dr 177 

Thos.s 176 

Thos. Clarkes 176 

Willie* 177 




AvENT, Col. Thos 28 

Barksdale, Thos. A 282 

Thos. J 177 

Dick 282 

Barnett, Albert Augustus 121 

" Albert Augustus, Jr. . . 121 

" Aurelius Pharr 122 

" Austin Hill 144 

" Clara Beall 121 

Edward A 144 

Edward A., Jr 144 

" Elizabeth W 144 

" Emma Anthony 121 

Graham DuBose .... 121 

Samuel Hill 144 

William Hill 121 

" William Meriwether . . . 121 

Barrow, Alice Barker 77 

" Alice Josephine-Hand ... 80 

" Alma L.-Jones 76 

" Benjn Hys 86 

" Benjn White^ 75, 83 

Clara ElizabethT ... 74 (2) 
" Clara Elizabeths . . . . 77, 80 
" Cornelia Augusta-Jackson . 76 

" Craigs 77 

" Davenport Jacksons ... 78 

David Crenshaw, Sr. . . 70 (3) 

71, 72 (4), 73 (2), 74 (2) 

" David Crenshaw, Jr. ... 70, 

75, 83, 84 (2), 85 (3) 

" David Crenshaw His . . . 77 

" David Crenshaw IVs ... 80 

" David Francis* 86 

" Eleanor Priscillas .... 86 

" Elfrida-DeRenne 77 

" Elizabeth Churchs .... 76 

Ella Patience^ . . . 74-'5, 81-'2 

" Ella Patience Crenshaws . 78 

" Emily-Hand 80 

" Emma M.-Huger 77 

Florella Hill 170 

" Frances Barclay'' .... 77 
" Frances Ingle Childs ... 85 
" Francis Cuthberts .... 80 

" Henry-Lucas 86 

" Henry Walker^ . . . . 75, 86 

" James3 71 (3) 84 

" James7 74, 78-'9 

" Jamess 77, 80 

" John Pliny & Family . 169-170 

" Jennie-Turner 80 

" Joyce-Smith 81 

" Lucy Hopson Lumpkin . 77-'8 

Lucy PopeT 74, 81 

" Marie-McDd 80 

" Mary Augusta- Arnold . . 86 
" Middleton Pope^ . . 74-'5 (2), 

76 (3). 80, 84 


Barrow, Middleton Pope, Jr.s ... 76 

" Patience-Crenshaw .... 71 

" Precious Patience .... 87 

" Sarah Church-Craig .... 76 

Sarah Pope . . .69,70,71,74 

Sarah PopeS 78 

Sue C.-Cooper 168-9 

Susan Childss 86 

Thomasi 71 

" Thomas2 71 

" Thomas Augustine' . 74, 79, 80 
" Thomas Augustine, Jr.s 80 (2) 

Bennett, Thos. B 168 

BiLLUPS— Family 178-181 

" Ann-Ransone 178 

" Ann Ransoms 179 

" Christopher* 178 

C. William 180 

" Dorcas Richards^ 179 

" Elizabeths 178 

" Elizabeth Rebecca Beall . . 179 

(2), 180 

" Georgei 178 (2) 

Georges 178 (2) 

Georges 178 

" Henry C 180 

John2 178 

Johns, Capt 178 

Johns 178 

" Johns 179 

" Johns 180 (3) 

John AJ 179 

" John R.7 179 

" Joel Abbott^ 180 

Joseph2 178 

Josephs 178 (2) 

Joseph, Jr.4 178 (2) 

Lititias 179 

" Lucys 178 

Lucv 179 

Marias 179 

Marys 178 

" Mary Richardson .... 179 
" Mary Richardsons .... 179 

Richard2 178, 181 

" Richard Richardsons . . . 179 

Roberts 178 

Robert* 179 

Robert* 178 (2) 

Roberts 179, 180 

Robert WilliamT 180 

" Salome Susan? 180 

Sarahs 178 

SaundersT, Gen 181 

Susan Millicent-Beall ... 179 

Thos 178 

Thos. C 180 (2) 

. " Vashti A 180 

Virginias 179 (2) 




BiLLUPS, Williams 178, 179 

Black, Col. J. C. C 48 

BouKDS, Celeste 121 

Bridoer, Col. Joseph 28 

BtrssY, Thos 25 

Caldwell, Eugenia 138 

Calhoun Family 124-'6 

Callaway, Albert G. H 26 

Andrew W 26 

" Clarrissa 19,28 

Ella Pope Hill 26 

« Geo. Wiley Hill .... 26 

" Hendley Varner, Dr. . . 51 

Isaac ....... 20 (2) 

" Isaac 51 

" Jacob 20 

" Jesse Mercer 26 

" Jesse Mercer Hill ... 26 

Job 19,22 

Job, Jr 20-'l-'2 

" Joseph 20-'l-'2 

" Joshua 20 

Julia W. Hill 26 

" Mary 19,20 (2), 22 

" Mary Anne 51 

" Mary-Parks 21 

" Martha Henrietta ... 51 

" Martha Pope 51 

« Martha Elizh Hill ... 26 

Nany 23 

" Rebecca 23 

" Sarah Frances Hill ... 26 

" Thos. Merrill Hill ... 26 

Winney 23, 51 

Candler, Allen D 175 

« William 175 

Carter, Walter Colquitt 124 

Casey, Dr. Hy. Rozier 127 

Clark— Family 181-3 

" Chrisr 181 (2), 182 

" Elizabeth 182 

" Penelope-Boiling 182 

Cobb, John Addison 81 

" Family 81 

CoLLEY, Alline 177 

" Dempsey 177 

" Eugene 177 

" Fannie 177 

" Henry 177 

" Mamie 177 

" Willie, Dr 177 

" Zeb. , 177 

Collins, Joseph 126 

" Thomas, Sr 126 

CoMPTON. Thos. M 216 

Cook, Philip, Genl 216 

Cooper, Dr. John Wm 168-9 

Gotten, Sarah 17, 19 

Crowe, Samuel James, M.D 85 

CuNNiyoHAM, Drury 32 


Cunningham, Elizabeth-Johnson . . 32 

DiLLARD, Lucy Reese 121 

DoDD, HoweU E 38 

Drew, Lionel Edward 78 

DuBose— Family 183-'6, 136-'9 

Anne 183 

Bettie Lou« 137-'8 

Carolines 138 

Dudley Mclvors, Genl., 185 (2) 
Edwin Rembert7 ... 137 (2) 

Eliass 183-'4 (10) -'5 

Eliza Caroline-Spann . . . 137 
Elizabeth Adams-Vance, 137, 185 

Emma Belles 138 

Ethel VanceT , 137 

Ezekiel*, Dr 185 (3) -'6 

Hugh Inmans 138 

Isaaci 183 (3) 

James Remberts . . 136-'7, 185 
James Rembert, Jr.s, Capt. 

137 (2) 
James Rembert IIP . . .137 
James Rembert IVs ... 138 

Jessie Duncan^ 138 

John2 183 (3)-'4 

Julia Anthony 177-'8 

Julia Toombss 178 

Louisa Toombss 137 

Lucy Willise 178 

Lucy B. A.-WiUis .... 136 

Lydia-Cassels 185 

Margaret E.-Glynn .... 185 

Martha Juliana^ 185 

Martha Pope^ 137 

Mary Elizabeths 137 

Mary Rembert . . 185 (2), 186 
Mary Remberts . . . 176, 185 

Nanette^ 137 

Nannie Stewart- Wylie . . 137 
Robt. Meriwethers .... 137 

Russells 137 

Samuel InmanS 138 

SusanT 137 

Susan Marys 137 

Vance Duncan^ 138 

William Vances .... 137-'8 

Wylie Duncans 137 

Wylie Duncan^ 137 

Wylie Hills 137 

Wylie Hill II 177-'8 

DuNNAWAY, Arthur E. 139 

Easton, Mary 14 

Ellis, Myron 47, 49 

ExuM— Family 186-195 

Anne-Lawrence, 188, 191 (2), 193 

Jane 187 

Jeremiah 187,188 (7), 

191 (4), 192 (3) 
Mary . . . 191, 192 (2), 193 (3) 
Richard 186 (9), 187 




ExuM, Thomas 187 (3) 

" William 187 (8) 

FicKLEN, Boyce 121 

Boyce, Jr 121 

" Burwell II 177 

" Claude 177 

" Elizabeth 177 

" Emmie 121 

" Fannie Julia 121 

" Fielding Hill 121 

" Georgia 177 

" James 177 

" Julia 177 

" Marion 177 

" Nannielou 121 

FoRTsoN, Stephen H 167 

Geo. Thos 167 

Eraser, James D 168 

Gray, Wm. Duncan 167 

Gregory, Ann 28 

" James 28 

Grigsby, Enoch 164 

" Susan-Butler 164 

" Susan 164 

Hall, Ann Temperance 28 

" Director 28 

" James Gatling, Dr 28 

" Spencer, Jr 28 

" Spencer, Sr .28 

Heard, Anna 48 

Stephen D. & Family . . . 48-'9 

Henderson 195-197 

" Gen. Robt. Johnson & 

Family 197 

Hill, Abner Wellhorne (L.M.) 113-4, 134 
Abner Wellborn, Jr. (A.W.) . 135 
Abner Wellborns (W.G.) ... 27 
Abram* (Hy.) . . 18 (4), 19 (2), 

31, 147 

Abrams (J.M.) 25 

Abram Chrisre (A.G.) .... 26 
Abram Marshalls (Abr.*) . . 27 
Abram Scott"> (Abr.*) .... 64 

Abraham-Inventor 3 

Abraham-Lord of Trade . . 3 (5) 

Abraham^ (Hv.i), 5, 7 (2), 8 (4), 

9 (11), 10 (7), 11 (5), 12(6), 

14 (3), 1.5 (9), 16 (2), 17, 

156 (5) 

Abraham--? (Abr.2), 12, 13 (2), 16, 

17, 52 (2). 53 (9), 55 (6), 56 

(6), 57 (6), 58 (2), 59, 60, 62 

(3), 63 (2), 134, 156 (2). 

Abraham* (Abr.s), 55-'6-'7 (3), 63 

(3), 60, 62, 64, 92 

Abraham^ (Theop's*) .... 90 

Abraham Chandlers (L.M. II) 

120, 126 
Abraham T.W.5 (Wylie*), 101 (3), 

102-'3, 144 


Hill, Abraham Wylie5 (Thos.*) . . 147, 

153, 155 (3) 

" Ada6 (J.M.) 25 

" Adelaide Vaudon-Singleton . , 135 

" Adelines (Theop's*) 91 

" Albert Barnetts (W.M.) ... 122 
" Albert Gallatins (Abr.) . .24,26 

Albert Gallatin, Jr.e (A.G.) . 26 
" Albert Meriwether^ (A.F.) . . 106 
" Alexr Franklins (Noah) . . 92 (2) 
" AlexrFranklin« (B.P.), 93,104,105 
" Alexr Franklin, Jr.7 (A.F.) , . 105 
" Aliza Winfreys (Thos.) ... 147 
" Almedas (Isaacs) . . . .157,159 
" Alonzo Alexr Franklins (B.M.) 

64, 65 (3)- 

" Alvy Fishers (J.C.) 154 

" Amelia Starke^ (T.W.) .... 129 

Amelia Thomas- (Wylie), 100,103, 

140 (2), 141-'2 

" Amelia Waltons (Thos.) ... 96, 

147 (2) 
" Ann* (Theop's3) . . 164, 171 (2) 

" Anns (Miles) 94,98 

" Ann Pope (B.P.) 92 

" Annie Atwood^ (Dr. J. A.) . . 28 
" Annie Laura^ (L.J.) 134 

Annie Lou" (R.T.) 154 

" Ashby7 (A.W.) 135 

Augustas (H.W.) . . .97 (2), 98 
" Augustus^ (R.T.) 154 

Augustus M.6 "M. D." (A.W.), 164 

" Baron H.s (H.L.K.) 168 

" Benjamin (Bertie Co.) .... 4 
" Benjamins (Theop's*, Abr.3) . 90 
" Benjamin Harvey, Judge . . . 130 
" Benjamin Harvey III (B.H.), 130 
" Benjamin Harvey IV (B.H.), 130 
" Benjamin Oglevie (A.M.) . . 154 

Benjamin R.s (Theop.s, Lod.*) 


" Bessie May^ (B.P.) 127 

" Betties (Jas. A.) 96 

" Blantons (H.W.) 97 

" Blanton Abraham (B.M.) . . 64 
" Blanton Meade (Miles) . . 64-'5, 

93-'4, 98, 151 
" "Buddie"-Helen Fairlee (W.R.) 

" Burwell Meriwethers (W.P.), 143 
" Burwell ObadiahT (A.F) . 105 (2) 
" Burwell Popes (Wylie) ... 56, 
101 (2), 102, 103 (2), 142 
" Burwell Popes (Col. L.M.) . . 112, 

113, (7), 120, 127 
" Calhoun Meriwether^ (Col. J.M.) 

124 (2) 
" Cap. C.7 (T.A.) 152 (2) 




Hill, Carls (Hy.) 165 

Caroline* (John) 19 

Carolyn EugeniaS (A.G.) ... 26 

Carrie 19 

Catharine4-"Keddy" (Hy.), 19, 50 

Catharines (L.H.) 135 

Catharine-"Pipp" (A.F.), 105, 107 
Catharine^ (Isaac, Jr.) .... 158 

Chandlers (L.M.I I) 127 

Charles D.s (B.H.) 130 

Charles Watson^ (R.T.) . 154 (2) 
Charlotte'. (Isaac, Jr.) .... 158 
Christian- Walton . . 5, 8, 9, 60-'l 

Clara* (Abr.s) 63,68 

Claras (J.M.) 25 

Clarissa-Calloway 147 

Claudia Lawson-Henderson . . 135 
Claudia May7 (L.J.) .... 134 
Clifford Halliday (D.C.) ... 128 

Cora Itascas (T.Y.) 152 

Cordelia Anns ( Jas. A.) ... 96 

Daisys (J.B.) 168 

Dionysius 01iver-"Cap" (T.R.J.) 

Dorothy Wellborns (L.W.) . . 129 

DuBoses (Hy. C.) 131 

Duncan Chatfields (Col. L. M.) 

89, 92, 112 (2), 

113, 114, 120, 128 

Duncan Chatfield, Jr.^ .... 128 

Eddie McGeheeT— dau. (T.A.), 152 

Edward, Col 2 (2) 

Edward Chatfield^ (J. DuB.) . 130 
Edward Youngs (Col. L. M.) . 135 

Edward Young, Jr.T 135 

Edwins (Theop. J.) 91 

Effie PopeT (Dr. J. J.) ... 144 
Eleanor Olivers (Midn) ... 159 

Eli 5 (Abr.) 24,27 

Elinor^ (Isaac, Jr.) 158 

Eliza-Holden 167 

Elizas (J.B.) 168 

Eliza Popes (H. W.,Sr.) ... 106 
Elizabeths (Theop. Hy.), 18, 29, 30 
Elizabeth7-"B.B." (Dr. J. A.) . 29 
Elizabeths (Theop., Abr.) . . 90 

Elizabeths (J.B.) 168 

Elizabeth-Smyly 165 

Elizabeth-Andrew 90 

Elizabeth Andrews (Hy. Ph.), 90 
Elizabeth Ann^ (Abr.S Abr.3) 

64-5, 98, 151 
Elizabeth Lane (Isaac, Jr.), 157 8-9 
Elizabeth McGehees (B. M.) . 64 

Emilys (J.M.) 25 

Emmas (Theop. J.) 91 

Emmas (Abr. M.) 27 

Emma Belled (W.W.) .... 121 
Emma Euarenia-Anthonv . . . 121 


Hill, Emogenes (J. DuB.) .... 123 

" Ethel Star-Ellis 154 

" Eudocia M.s (Isaac, Jr.) . . .158 
" Eugene DuBoseS (W.M.) . . 122 
" Eugenia Victorias (Theop. J.) . 91 
" Eva Temperance^ (A.M.) . . 154 

" Evaline E.-Hubbard 158 

" FanidaT (H.J.) 129 

" Fannie Wrights (H.H.) ... 168 
" Felixina Augustas (B.M.), 64, 66 
" Florella Paulines (H.H.), 166, 168 

" Franks (B.O.) 105 

" Frankie W.^ (A.A.F.) .... 65 
" Gardner Meriwethers (W.M.), 122 

" Gazalena- Williams 65 

" George^ (Hy.) 166 

" George T.s (B.O.) 105 

" George Woods^ (T.A.) .... 152 
•' Georgia Anna America (B.M.) 

64, 66, 151 
" Gladys Hallidays (Hy. C.) . . 131 

" Graced (R.G.) 166 

" Graces (C.C.) 162 

" Graham DuBoses (J. DuB) . . 123 
" Green-Greenberry-Granberrys 

(Theop. Hy.) ....... 29,30 

" Green, Sr. (Bute Co., N. C.) . 4 

" HalT (Dr. L. S.) 171 

" Hal9 (H.H.) 168 

Hampton Wootten' (Miles) . 93, 

94, 97 
" Harriets (Theop., Hy.) . .29,30 
" Harriet A.s (Theop., Abr.) . . 90, 

91 (2) 

" Harrys (J.T.) 165 

" Harvey DuBose (J. DuB.). 130 (2) 
" Hattie Carsons (B.O.) .... 155 
" Helen Fairlie-"Buddie" (W. R.) 


" Henryi . . . 1, 3 (4), 4 (5), 5, 6, 

7 (8), 8 (2), 9, 11, 12, 13, 

14 (2), 15 (7), 16 (13), 17 

" Henrys (Abr.2) . . . . 16, 17 (3), 

53 (2), 54 (8) 

" Henry* (Hv.) 18,19,50 

" Henry4 (Abr.) . . 60 (2), 62 (3), 

63 (2), 89 (2), 90 (3), 91 

" Henrys (Theop. Lod.) . . . 165-'6 

" Henrv^ (R.G.) 165 

" HenrV CaseyT (J. DuB.) . 130 (2) 
" HenrV DuBoses (J. DuB.) . . 123 
" Henrv Hamptons (Lodwk), 165 (2), 

" Henry Hughess (J.B.) .... 168 
" Henry Jordans (Col. L. M.) . 120, 

" Henrv Lodowick K.^ (J.L.), 167-'8 
" Henrv Philbins (Hy. Abr.) . 89, 

90 (4) 
" Henry WiUis. M.D., & Family, 27-'8 







of Bastrop 155 

Hill, Hiram Warner (A.F.) . . 105 (2) 

Hiram Warner, Jr.s 106 

" Holseye (Abr. S.) 64 

" Horace Bismarks (C.C.) ... 152 
" Hughes HJ (J.L.) .... 167-'8 
" Hugh Lodowick7 (A.W.) . . .135 

" Ida6 (J.M.) 25 

" Ida Lees (L.M.H) .... 126-'7 
" Ida Lou7 (W.W.) .... 121 (2) 
" Ida May6 (Col. L. M.) . . 120, 127 

" Inav (R.G.) 166 

Irene Pope^ (T.W.) 129 

Isaac (K. &Q.Co.,Va.) ... 2 
Isaac (Bertie Co., N. C.) . . . 4 
Isaacs (Abr.) . . 13, 16, 156 (4) 
Isaac* (Isaac) . . 97, 156-'7 (3), 

158 (2) 

Isaacs (Isaac*) 157-'8-"9 

Isaac Hintone (Midn) .... 159 
Isabella Virginia« (Midn) . .159 
Itasca Louisa" (T.A.) .... 152 
Jack Tompkinss (Hy.) .... 165 

James3 (Lodwk) 165 

James6 (Jonathan) 165 

James Abramo, Dr. (Dr.H.W.), 28 
James Alford5 (Miles), 94, 96, 147 
James DuBose6(Col.L.M.), 120, 129 
James Catling (Dr. J. A.) . . 28 
James Henry (John) . . . . 18, 19 
James Henrys (M.M.M.) ... 148 
James Henrys (Midn) .... 159 
James Lodowick^ (H.H.), 165, 167 
James Richardson^ (Theop.) . 163, 

James Woodroof^ (Dr. J. A.) . 28 
Jane Warners (B.O.) .... 105 
Jane Warner lis (H. W.,Jr.), 105 
Janie May7 (J.DuB.) . .130(2) 

John (Bertie Co.) 4 

John* (Hy.) 18, (3), 19 

John* (Abr.) 63 

John, Gent. (Nansemond) . . 3 
John Bonesv (J.L.) . . 164, 167-'8 
(See Supplement, 288) 
John Bones (H.L.K.) .... 168 
John DuBose7 (W.W.) . . 121,123 
John James, Dr. (W.P.) . 143 (2) 
John Holdenv (J.L.) .... 167-'8 
John Meriwether, Col.(Col.L.M.) 

120, 123, 162 
John Meriwether, Jr.« (CM.), 124 
John Middleton> (Abr.*) ... 24 
John Middletons (Midn) ... 159 
John Walters, Dr. (Theop.) . . 164, 

16.5, 166 
John Walter lis (Hy.) ... 165 
Jonathan M.-^' (Lodwk) . . . 165 
Josiah Woodss (Abr., Hy.), 24-'6 


Hill, Juda-Judah 9, 10, 16 

" Judie-Judith* (Abr.) . . .63,67 
" Judith, .... 7,10,11,12,14,16 
" Julia Goldens (W.M.) .... 122 

" Kate7 (Dr.L. S.) 171 

" Katherines (W. H.) 154 

" Kathleens (Dr. W.W.) . . . . 123 

" Katie May7 (A.W.) 135 

" Lamar7 (A.W.) 135 

" Laws (H.L.K.) 168 

" Lewis Hamilton 135 

" Lewis Hamilton, Jr. (L.H.) . 135 
" Lina Amelias (W.P.) . . . 143-'4 

" Lizzies (W.G.) 127 

" Lodowick* (Theop.3) . . 34,108, 

164 (5), 171-'2 
Lodowicks (Theop.^) .... 165 
" Lodowick Chandler^ (J. DuB.), 130 
" Lodowick Henry--"Harry"(B.P.) 

113 (5), 127 
" Lodowick Johnsons (Col. L. M.) 

87, 120, 131-'2-'3 

Lodowick Johnson, Jr.^ (L.J.), 134 

" Lodowick Meriwether^, Col.(Wylie) 

36, 65 
101, 102 (2), 103, 108, 109, 
110, 111 (4), 112 (2), 113 
(4), 114 (2), 115 (2), 117 
(4), 118, 119, 120 (2), 140 
" Lodowick Meriwether Il7(Dr.A.C.) 

126 (2) 
" Lodowick T.', Dr. (Hy.) . . 164, 

166-'7, 171 
" Lodowick Wellborn^ (T.W.) . 129 
" Lolis Tylers (L.M.H) .... 127 

" LouS (iviidn) 159 

" I>ouS (J.B.) 168 

" Lovie Sanchezs (H.H.) . . 166,191 

" Lucies (W.H.) 154 

" Lucinda Ann-Lipscom b ... 27 
" Lucinda MalindaS (J.A.) . . 96-'7 
" Lucinda McGehees (Thos.) . . 147 

" Lucinda P.-Caldwell 154 

Lucy Cobb-Erwin 134 

" Lucy Jordan^ (D.C.) . 89,128(2) 

" Lula Mav' (T.A.) 152 

" Madisons (J.W.) 25 

" Malinda-' (Miles) .... 94 (2) 
" Mallie Sophias ( j. DuB.) . . 123 

" Mamie^ (Dr. L. S.) 171 

Margarets (Hv.) 165 

" Margaret Rhinds (W.M. ), 122 (2) 
" Maria Magrandv (J.L.) . . 167-'8 

" Marians (J.B.) 168 

" Marian Gardners (W.M.) . . 122 

Martha- (Theop., Hv.) . . .29,30 

" Martha-' (Theop., Abr.) ... 90 

" Marthas (Theop. J.) 91 

" Martha^ (A.F.) 105-'6 




Hill, MarthaS (B.O.) 105 

" Martha Amelia? (W.W.), 121,123 
" Martha Anns (Midn) .... 159 
" Martha Catherines-" Kitty" (B.P.) 

104, 107 
" Martha Elizabeths (M.M.M.), 148 
" Martha Elizabeths (Theop. Lod.) 

" Martha Ellen? (W.R.) .... 167 
" Martha Hughes7-"Mattie"(J.L.) 

167 (2) 
" Martha "Patsy"-Pope . . . .103 

Martha Popes (Wylie) . . 103, 136 

Martha Pope6,"Mattie"(W.P.), 143 
" Martha Pope-Johnson .... 107 
" Martha Sarah Bond-Spann . . 166 

Martha Strother-Wellborn . . 112 
" Martha Wellborns (A.G.) . . 26 

" Mary 5 (4), 7 

" Mary* (Hy.) 39 

" Marv* (Abr.) . . . 62 (3), 63, 141 
" Marys, "Pollv" (Lod.) . . . . 165 

" Marv? (A.F.) 105-'6 

" Mary Addie? (T.W.) .... 129 

Mary Agness (A.G.) 26 

" Mary Amelia? (D.C.) .... 128 
" Mary Anns (Theop., Abr.) . 91-'2 

Mary Annas (Theop. J.) . . . 91 
" Mary Ann Tabithas (Wylie) 

103, 139 
" Mary Austins (W.P.) . . . 143-'4 
" Marv Bones? (J.L.) ... 167 (2) 
" Mary Caldwell? (R.T.) .... 154 
" Mary ("Polly") Christians (Thos.) 

147, 151 
" Mary Crains (Midn) .... 159 

" Mary Lou-Pope 143 

" Mary Louises (T.Y.) .... 152 

Mary Parkss (A.W.) . . 153 (2) 

Mary Paulines (L.W.) .... 129 

Mary Rembert? (W.W.) . 121 (2) 
" Mary Ruth? (A.W.) 135 

Marv Ruth-Henderson . . 133, 135 
" Mary Scotts (M.M.M.) .... 148 
" Mary Wood? (E.Y.) 135 

Matties (W.G.) 27 

" Mattie Ophelia? (D.C.) ... 128 
" Maude Barker? (T.W.) ... 129 

Middletons (Isaac) .... 157-'8 
" Middleton Milledge Meade5(Thos.) 

147, 148 (2) 

Middleton Milledge Meade, Jr.s, 148 

" Middleton Pope (Wylie Pope), 145 

« Miles* (Abr.) . . . 53,60,62(3), 

63, 92, 93 (4), 94 (3) 

" Miles H.s (H.W.) 97-'8 

Montgomery Stokess (W.M.) . 122 

Nancy* (Hy.) 18,19,30 

" Nancys (Wylie) 103 


Hill, Nancys (Isaac, Jr.) ..... 158 
" Nancy Carters (CM.) .... 124 

" Nancy Grain 97,157 

" Nancy Hill-Johnson (Nancy) 

32, 120 
" Nancy Johnson? (T.W.) ... 129 
" Nancy (Ann) Scotts (Thos.) 

147, 150-'l 
" Nancy AHctorias (A.G.) . . 26 (2) 

" Nannies (H.W.) 97 

" Nannie May? (D.C.) 89 

" Nannie Sue? (Col.J.M.) . 124(2), 


" Nellies (Hv.) 165 

" Noah* (Abr.) . . . .53,60(2), 

62 (5), 63, 92 (3) 
" Obadiah Warners (B.O.) . . 105 
" Ophelia Jordan-Halliday, 89, 128 
" Paulines (Noah) . . .92, (2), 93 
" Penina Catherines (Midn) . . 169 
" Polly Bradfords (Midn) ... 159 

Polly-Jordan 128 

" Raymond Clingman? (B.P.) . 127 

Rebeccas (H. DuB.) 130 

" Rebecca Catherines (CM.) . . 124 
" Rebecca Harveys (B.H.) . . .130 
" "Rebie"-Anna Rebecca Harwell, 134 

Rhydons (Lod.) 165 

Rhydon Grigsbys (Theop.), 163 (2) 
" Richard Augustuss (CW.) . . 154 

" Robbie? (Dr. L. S.) 171 

" Robert Aarons (CW.) .... 164 
" Robert Dukes (L.H.) .... 135 

Robert E.s, Dr. (M.M.M.) , 149 (2) 

" Robert J.? (A.F.) 105 

" Robert Theus.s (A.W.) . . 153 (2) 
" Robert Theus. lis (W.H.) . . 154 
" Roberta Laws (H.L.K.) . 168(2) 

Rodericks (Isaac, Jr.) . .157(3), 

" Roderick Henri? (E.Y.) ... 135 

" Roger T.s (Hy.) 165 

" Rosas (H.H.) 168 

" Rosa Laws (H.L.K.) . . . .168 
" Rosa McCanns (L.M.II) ... 126 

" Rubv? (T.W.) 129 

" Rufiis Arthurs (CW.) .... 154 

" Sadie-Johnson 168 

(See Supplement) 
" Sallay-Sallies (Isaac, Jr.) . . 157-'8 
"• Sallie Catherine-Buchanan . . 184 

" Sallie Mav? (T.W.) 129 

" Sallie Mav lis (CM.) .... 124 

" Sallie-McGehee 96,147 

" Sallie McGehees (W.P.) . 143 (2) 
" Samuel Ashton? (Dr. A. C) . . 126 
" Samuel Meriwether? (T. W.) . 129 

" Sarahs (Abr.) 14,172 

" Sarah* (Abr.s) 63,89 






Sarahs (Lod.) 165 

Sarahs (M.M.M.) 148 

SarahT (A.F.) 105, 106 

Sarah Anns (Abr., Hy.) . .24,25 
Sarah Ann E. R.e (B.P.) . . 103-'4 

Sarah Ann-Verdelle 167 

Sarah Christian W.s (Wylie) 

103, 136 

Sarah-Cotten 17,18,19 

Sarah Elizabethe (Midn) ... 159 
Sarah Elizabeths (B.O.) ... 155 
Sarah FlorellaT (W.R.) . 167 (2) 
Sarah Francess (A.G.) .... 26 
Sarah McGhees (A.W.) . . 153 (2) 
Sarah Miltons (Thos.) .... 147 
Scott Pearl7 (T.A.) ... 152 (2) 
Scott Shelbys (T.Y.) . . . .152 
Susan Abigails (H.H.) ... 166 

Susan-Brunson 165 

Susan Calhouns (CM.) ... 12