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Desc of Asa Reid and Winney Castlebery

Updating the Desc of Asa and Winney, and if you have updated info you would like in the book, need to get it in ASAP

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Thanks to all
Kaye

Lugar connections

Which Lugar line do you descend from. I am willing to bet you come from the Adam Lugar line, and I would love to get you into the data base, if I don't already have you there.

My direct line is
Kaye Graves Overton-VanFleet
Charles Graves and Living Reid
Twila Lugar and Fletcher Graves
Charles C. Lugar and Viola Pearcy
James Andrew Lugar and Sarah Jane 'Jennie' Carr
Joseph Lugar Sr. and Mary Wilson
George Lugar and Margaret Echols
Adam Lugar and Anna Margaret 'Polly' Clapp

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Ephriam Overton b. 1775 in Virginia

Family migration, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa
Overton Kith Kin and You a 300 page book on this line is now available.

Sneak Peek at the Lugar Family

ADAM1 LUGAR was born Bet. 01 Mar 1736/37 - 1740 in Frankfurt, Germany, and died 09 Mar 1837 in Giles, Co., Virginia. He married ANNA MARGARET 'POLLY' CLAPP Bet. 22 Jun 1777 - 1780 in Brick Church, Guilford Co, NC/Orange, Co., North Carolina, daughter of BARNHARDT CLAPP and ANNA MOSER. She was born 1757 in Orange, Co., North Carolina, and died 22 Feb 1844 in Giles Co., Virginia.

Notes for ADAM LUGAR:
The National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volumes 1-85, 1600s-1900s
Supplement I, Supplement: Index to Revolutionary War Pension
Applications, Page 666 supplies us with the following data: Margaret Lugar, wife of Adam applied for pension under #W8066 while living in North Carolina, as the wife of Adam Lugar, who first enlisted in the service of our country in the Continental Army , while living in Pennsylvania.
According to the DAR Anna was allowed pension on her application executed 4 Feb 1841, at which time she was a resident of Giles, Co., aged 84 years. She died 22 Feb 1844.
Children were referred to in 1841 - oldest child whose name is not shown was living in Indiana and Adam, the next to youngest child was living in Giles. Names of the others were not given.
Grandmother, Twila Lugar Graves, along with many others have applied and received DAR status under Adam.
Adam Lugar, born 1Mar1738 in Frankfurt, Germany joined the Hessian Army and came to America about 23July1776 into New York to fight with the British. After a short time he deserted the Hessians and joined the Continental Army at Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He served as a private in Captain Monsieur de Celeron's Company under Colonel Posher and General Casimer Pulaski (General Casimer Pulaski, who fought for the American cause during the Revolutionary War. He was the father of the Cavalry and with his personal money maintained the Cavalry. He was gravely wounded in battle in Savannah, Georgia, died and was buried at sea.). They marched to Philadelphia, and then to Elizabethtown and finally to an area he called "New Kirby", (New Jersey Battle of Leg Harbor) where they engaged with the British. Colonel Posher was killed and a man named Fry was made Colonel. Here they spent the winter. In Spring they marched from Pennsylvania to Charleston, South Carolina, where they engaged the British again..
After 18 months of service he was discharged. Adam moved up to North Carolina and enlisted again with the N.C. Militia and served another eight months, prior to marriage.
On June 22, 1780, he married Anna Margaret Clapp of Orange Co., NC. Anna came from a religious German family. Her grandfather John Ludwig Clapp and her uncle George Valentine Clapp founded the Brick Reform Church in Guilford Co., NC. Her grandfather on her mothers side was the Rev. John Philip Boehm who founded the Reform Church in Berks Co., Pa.
About two years after their marriage, they moved to Montgomery Co ., Virginia,. Then to the Sinking Creek area near present day Newport to take advantage of the land bounty rights/claim he earned for service during the Revolution. They settled near Level Green in Sinking Creek
Valley on what ha s been called Turkey Roast Farm (the south side of John's Creek Mountain and Salt Pond Mountain.)
The road leading from Rte 42 at Level Green to the north side is called Lugar Hill. Here he lived in a log cabin.
As the years went by this area was changed to Giles and finally in 1851 to Craig County. Adam Lugar and his wife Anna are both buried in Level Green overlooking Sinking Creek Valley. Adam was a farmer by trade and a Lutheran. They hosted community barn dances and sing-a-longs were generally known to have been a very happy family. As written in a history book put out by Giles County Historical Society a
page mentions Adam Lugar saying: Adam Lugar married Anna Klopp in 1777, and came to Sinking Creek, Virginia. The story was handed down that Adam was granted a ten acre stretch of Sinking Creek Valley by General George Washington for his services in the Revolutionary War. The road leading from Route 42 at Level Green to the North Side is called "Lugar ____(not legible). Adam's family lived in a log house and Layman Hypes lived near the creek.
Since the Lugar's loved music and had plenty of land, it was told that Adam once traded many acres known as "Turkey Roost Hill" for a fiddle. The Lugar's were a happy , singing, family with ten children: George, Phoebe, Barnabas, Alescenda, Elizabeth, Jacob, John, Barbara, Adam Jr., &
Peggy.

Their daughter Elizabeth married James Smith on 29Sept1821. They lived in Craig County and had 8, maybe 9 children: Adam, John P., Mary, Lewis, Diana J

Declaration made by Adam Lugar, dated November 1, 1836, for benefits subsequent to an Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832



The following information received from Military Service Records National Archives, Washington, DC: Re: Adam Lugar, Revolutionary War
From Dick Jones 1/28/2005
Note: ( entries) are Dick's notes
Original all in one paragarph, broken into paragraphs for easier reading

Application for Revolutionary War Pension

State of Virginia, Giles County, To say on this 1st day of November, 1836, personally appeared before Robert M. Hutchinson, a Justice of the Peace, of said County, Adam Lugar, a resident for the last 40 years of said County and State, aged 96 years the first of last March, who being duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832. That he entered the Service of the United States under the following named officers and service was as stated.

That he was born in Frankfort in Germany and left there when he was 33 years old. And first enlisted (about 28 March 1778) in the town of Lancaster in Pennsylvania under a French? (possibly Maj. Julius de Mountford)

Man whose name he has forgotten, for the term of 18 months. He recollects that he was a Major though; Celroe or Selroe (Capt. Lewis Celeron) was the first Captain that he recollects who marched him from Lancaster on to Baltimore. Boser or Boshen or Bosler (Lt. Col. Charles De Bose) was our Colonel: Pulaski was our General.

From Baltimore we were marched to Philadelphia, from thence to Elizabethtown, and from thence to New Kirby (New Jersey) at which place we had an engagement (Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey) with the British in which our Colonel Bosler or Rosler was killed and Fry (possibly Baron Charles de Frey) was made Colonel. At this place we drove the Yagers and British over a bridge which they tore up and stopped our march. Several of the enemy were wounded.

From New Kirby we then marched to Minising? (Minisink Valley, New York) Where we stayed during the Winter in quarters. From thence, in the spring (2 February 1779) , we marched to Charleston South Carolina marching miles and went down Cooper River, he recollects.

At Charleston he remained, kept on defending it from the enemy, at which place he had an engagement with the British who took over all of us. Thence, the applicant having been sent with others, in all about 44, a mile from town to reconnoiter. In this encounter Col. Cowater? (Col. Michael de Kovatz) Of the light horses was killed (May 11, 1779). Pulaski was still our General and Celroe or Selroe our Captain.

At Charleston he received his discharge which was lost with his chest during the war. He cannot recollect the year he enlisted. He recollects though, that the British occupied New York,(29 August 1776 –1783) it was then when he enlisted in Germany and from whom he deserted about 4 weeks after he reached New York. He cannot recollect the year left the Army. This applicant belonged to the Light Infantry under Pulaski.

He often worked under Capt. O’Neal and Capt. Domac? For the term of 6 months.

Rutherford (Gen. Griffith Rutherford) was our General and his son (James Rutherford), Major. The Colonel’s name he cannot recollect. This was in the Militia Services of North Carolina. He was marched from 3 miles below Salsbury to the Great Reder? (Catawba River) Where he remained sometime at Big Lancer’s Creek (Ramsour’s Mill) where the British were too strong for us, though we had 9 men to 1. Soon after which we were discharged.

This applicant can’t recollect the day, year or month in which he served at any time. General Pulaski gave us a warrant ascertain for 300 acres of land which he never got, it having been taken with his discharge. He was not in the Army when General Pulaski was killed. It was to have been---otia(?) in Kentucky or Tennessee on Green River. He hereby relinquishes his every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and swears that his name is not the pension rolls of the agency of any state. This applicant has no evidence of his service unless his name is foundon the rollsin the Department.

Given and subscribed to the day and year asfore written.


We, residing in the neighborhood of the applicant have to certify that we are well acquainted with Adam Lugar who has subscribed and given to the above declaration that we believe him to be 96 yrs. That he is reported and believed in the neighborhood where he resides, to have been a soldier in the Revolution and we concur the opinion’

Given and subscribed this day and year asfore written,


(Gen. Pulaski Dies 11 October 1779)

(Charleston, South Carolina fell to the British 12 May 1780)

(Cen. Griffith Rutherford was taken prisoner by the British at the battle of Camden August 16, 1780. He was exchanged 14 June 1781)

(James Rutherford was killed at the battle of Eutaw Springs (September 1781)

(Gen. Cornwallis surrenders To Gen. Washington at Yorktown 19 October 1781)


More About ADAM LUGAR:
Burial: Williams Cemetery, Level Green, Virginia
Census: 1810, Lugar, Adam Virginia GILES CO. Page 390 1810
Military service: Revolutionary War

Notes for ANNA MARGARET 'POLLY' CLAPP:
Notes for Anna Margaret CLAPP:
According to the DAR Anna was allowed pension on her application executed 4Feb1841, at which time she was a resident of Gile s, Co., aged 84 years.
She died 22Feb1844.
The following children were referr ed to in 1841 - oldest child whose name is not shown was living in Indiana and Adam, the next to youngest child was living in Giles. Names of the others were not given.
Anna came from a religious German family. Her grandfather, John Ludwig Clapp and her uncle George Valentine Clapp founded the Brick Reform Church in Guilford County, N.C. Her grandfather on her mothers side was the Rev. John Philip Boehm who founded the Reform Church in Berks County,
Pennsyl vania.
According to PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN PIONEERS, vol. 1, pages 10 & 12, the Ship James Goodwill arrived at the port of Philadelphia, PA on September 17, 1721 (or 1727 - records are hard to read). The ship was out of Rotterdam via Plymouth and was captained by Mr. Crockett. On this ship were 14 persons, listed as one family. Not all the family members took oaths to the government, but the following names appear on the list of those who did so: Joseph Clapp, Johann Adam Philpie, Jurg Clapp,
Christian Miller, Ludowigh Clapp, Jurg Coch . The family group had come from Bingen, Germany, in the upper part of the Rhine Valley. It is supposed that Joseph, Jurg and Ludowigh Clapp were brothers, or a father and two sons. The exact relationship of the other three men to the Clapp family is unknown.
Many of the Clapps moved to North Carolina aroun d 1745 and settled just south of Almance near Beavers Creek. They helped esta blish a church near what is now known as Low's Lutheran Church. Around 1770, they aided in the establishment of a new church, located about a mile from Low's and
known as "Der Klapp Kirche". In 1833 a new brick church was erected, known as the "Brick Church". This church was remodeled in 1841. A new building has now been built and houses the Christian Church. Services are no longer held in the brick church, but many of the Clapp family are buried in the cemetery there.
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More About ANNA MARGARET 'POLLY' CLAPP:
Burial: Williams Cemetery, Level Green, Virginia

Marriage Notes for ADAM LUGAR and ANNA CLAPP:
The "Middle," or "Brick," church, stood on the hill rear where the Pamunkey road crosses Church Run. It was built between 1750 and 1758 of durable materials, and as late as 1806 time had made little impression on it. One of the first effects of the " freedom of worship " and the practical confiscation of the glebes and church properties was, that the people's consciences became very " free " also to do as they pleased with the church belongings.

This church was actually and literally destroyed, the very bricks carried off and the altar pieces torn from the altar and attached to pieces of household furniture.

The ancient communion plate, a massive silver cup and paten, with the name of the parish engraved on it, came to be regarded as common property. Fortunately by the exercise of vigilance the plate was rescued, and is now in possession of St. Thomas Church at Orange.

Nor did the despoilers overlook the churchyard when the work of destruction began. Tombstones were broken down and carried off to be appropriated to unhallowed uses. The Rev. Mungo Marshall, of hallowed memory, rector from 1753 to 1758, was buried there, but his grave was left unmarked. Years afterward a connection of his bequeathed a sum of money upon condition that the legatee should not receive it until he had placed a tombstone over Mr. Marshall's grave, which condition was soon fulfilled. That slab was taken away and used first to grind paints upon, and afterwards in a tannery on which to dress hides! What an injury was done to the history of the County in the destruction of the many tombstones there! for not a vestige remains of church or churchyard.

At a meeting of the vestry of the parish Sept. 1, 1769, there were present: Rev. Thomas Martin, Erasmus Taylor, James Madison, Alexander Waugh, Francis Moore, William Bell, Rowland Thomas, Thomas Bell, Richard Barbour, and William Moore.

In 1786 the congregation in Orange, there being no Episcopal clergyman in the County, engaged the services of James Waddel, the blind Presbyterian minister, to preach for them two years. Forty pounds were subscribed, and the subscription was expected to reach sixty pounds. He not only preached for them but also administered the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper.



Children of ADAM LUGAR and ANNA CLAPP are:
2. i. GEORGE2 LUGAR, b. 1779, Montgomery, Co., Virginia; d. 10 Aug 1861, Grant, Co., Indiana.
3. ii. BARNABAS SR. LUGAR, b. Jan 1783, Montgomery Co., Virginia; d. 15 Sep 1858, Grant Co., Indiana.
4. iii. PHOEBE LUGAR, b. Bet. 1784 - 1785, Montgomery Co, Virginia; d. 18 Feb 1854, Sinking Creek, Virginia.
5. iv. JACOB LUGAR, b. 28 Mar 1791, Montgomery Co., Virginia; d. 19 Feb 1891, Sinking Creek, Giles/ Craig Co., Virginia.
6. v. ALESCENDA LUGAR, b. 1792, Montgomery Co., Virginia; d. 31 Aug 1846, Eaton, Preble Co., Ohio.
7. vi. ELIZABETH LUGAR, b. 1795, Montgomery Co., Virginia; d. 1834, Giles Co., Virginia.
8. vii. BARBARA (BARBARY) LUGAR, b. Bet. 1796 - 1803, Giles Co., Virginia; d. Aft. 1862, Kanawha Co., West Virginia.
9. viii. JOHN A. LUGAR, b. 1802, Montgomery Co., Virginia; d. 16 Dec 1863, Craig Co., Virginia.
10. ix. JR. LUGAR ADAM, b. 1806, Giles Co., Virginia; d. 10 Jun 1876, Craig Co., Virginia.
11. x. MARGARET "PEGGY" LUGAR, b. 1806, Giles Co., Virginia; d. 1879, Howard Co., Indiana.

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Sneak peek at some Worley pages

FRANCIS1 WORLEY II (FRANCIS IA, HENRY (WHARLEY)B, HENRY (HEIR) (WORLEY)C WHARLEY, JOHND WORLEY, JOHN (WARLYE)E, HENRY THE OLDER/ELDERF, STEPHENG, JAMESH, CORNELIUSI DE WIRLEY, ROGERJ, EUDOK, ROGERL, JOHNM, GUYN, WILLIAMO, ROBERTP, ADAM DE WIRLEY/ADAMQ DE WYRLEY, ROBERT DE PARVAR WARLEY, WILLIAMS DE WARLEY) was born Bet. 1694 - 1700 in Chester, Delaware Co. Pennsylvania, and died Abt. 17 Jun 1768 in Manchester Twp, York Co. Pennsylvania. He married CHARITY RUTH RAGAN 28 May 1722 in Chester Delaware Co. Pennsylvania. She was born in Conestogoe Twp. Lancaster Co., and died in Conestogoe Twp. Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.

Notes for FRANCIS WORLEY II:
Left the Quaker faith to become an Episcopalian. He was an official surveyor for the colony of Pennsylvania and was appointed a member of the Philadelphia City Council in 1718. He owned a 500 acre plantation in Conestoga. In 1722 he was commissioned by Governor Keith to make the first survey of land west of the Susquehanna River. In that same year, June 15, Francis Worley participated in the Indian Council at Conestoga. Among the Indian chiefs present were Shawana and Ganaway. This survey laid out the borough of Springettsbury Manor for the Penn family. It was later disputed on the grounds that the Indians had not been paid for their land. Worley was commissioned in 1736 to lay out portions of the Great Road between Lancaster and Cordorus Creek (later York) and several other major roads between York and Hanover, Pennsylvania. He later owned 750 acres one mile north of York. His will of 1768 indicates he was a wealthy man.

Francis II Worley Bet. 1694 - 1700

Francis Worley was appointed Justice of the Peace of Chester county and chosen as a member of the council at Philadelphia July 4 1718. He resided in Hempfield township, within the manor of Conestoga, near the Conestoga Indian town. He afterwards removed to Manchester township, now in the county of York.
Source: " History of York County " by George R. Prowell
pub.1907

Carter, William C.
History of York County from its erection to the present time : [1729-1834]
Harrisburg, .: Aurand Press, 1930, 239 pgs.
P. 5
"At a council held with the Conestoga Indians on the 15th of June 1722-- present were:
Sir WILLIAM KEITH..Bart., Governor
Col. John French
Francis Worley, Esquire

Francis Worley Jr., an intelligent land surveyor, who in 1722 was one of three people sent across the Susquehanna by Governor Keith, to survey Springettsbury Manor. He was a member of the Episcopal Church. He moved from Lancaster County in 1742, and purchased 750 acres of land about one mile northwest of York. In the year 1722 (June 15th) when the Marylanders were encroaching, surveying their warrants and pushing their settlements along the Susquehanna and the Codorus; and within a short distance of the after site of the town of York: Sir William Keith, Governor of the Province, issued an order to survey a Manor; after a treaty with the Indians at Conestoga; for the use of Springett Pen, who was then supposed to be the heir-at-law of his grandfather, William Penn, as the son of his eldest son deceased. Present at the Council with the Governor Colonial, John French, and Francis Worley Jr ., Esquires; The Chiefs of the Conestoga;
Shawana and Ganaway Indians. Smith, the Ganaway Indian and James LeTort,
Interpreters.
Francis Worley Jr. appears on Tax Lists of Lancaster County as follows:
Francis Worley Jr., (Freeman) at Conestoga, 1722/1774
Francis Worley Jr. with others, in 1734, 1737, and 1747 were authorized to lay out some important roads; one from Lancaster to Columbia in 1734 (34 miles long then, became important during the Revolution to get troops to Yorktown, Virginia , and later to go from East to South and South west,
etc .) The first public road from Wright's Ferry in 1739-40, and a 10 mile road from the first mill of Yellow Breeches to the Town of York in 1747 .

Surname: Worley
Given Name: Francis
Title:
Description: Decedent
Residence : Manchester Township
Date: 17 Jun 1768
Prove Date: 20 Aug 1768
Remarks: Worley, Francis. Jun. 17, 1768. Executors: Daniel Worley and John Updegraff. Manchester Township. Children: Daniel, Jacob, Nathan, Henry, Samuel, James, Francis, Thomas , Mary wife of Peter Shugart and Lydia wife of George Eickelberger . Wife: Charity.

P.S. About that will of Francis Worley of York Co.
- dated June 17, 1768; probated August 23, 1768. Although the abstract at HSP does not mention his wife Charity, the certified copy does mention her to such an extent that there is no doubt she was living
when he wrote the will. So I think this is all the proof that is necessary to indicate the abstract is wrong. Perhaps a notation could be inserted in the page saying the complete will should be consulted as
the abstract is inaccurate? (It also mentions a daughter Martha, whose name does not appear in the will.)


Note from Miss Elizabeth Lery regarding original will of Francis Worley on file in the Register of Wills office, York County, Penna.

Photostat of Will: Francis Worley, York Co., 1768
Eight sons are named: Daniel, Jacob, Samuel, James, Francis, Nathan, Henry and Thomas.
Daughters: Mary Shugart and Lydia Eikelberger (Martha in abstract was probably mis-reading of Nathan).

_____________________________________________________________ __
Book P age:
Surname: Updegraff
Given Name: John
Title:
Description: Executor
Residence:
Date: 17 Jun 1768
Prove Date: 20 Aug 1768
Remarks: Worley, Francis. Jun. 17, 1768. Executors: Daniel Worley and John Updegraff. Manchester Township. Children: Daniel, Jacob, Nathan, Henry, Samuel, James, Francis, Thomas, Mary wife of Peter Shugart and Lydia wife of George Eickelberger. Wife: Charity
_____________________________________________________________ __
Surname: Worley
Given Name: Daniel
Title:
Description: Son
Residence:
Date: 17 Jun 1768
Prove Date: 20 Aug 1768
Remarks: Worley, Francis. Jun. 17, 1768. Executors: Daniel Worley and John Updegraff. Manchester Township. Children: Daniel, Jacob, Nathan, Henry, Samuel, James, Francis, Thomas, Mary wife of Peter Shugart and Lydia wife of George Eickelberger. Wife: Charity.
_ _________________ _____________________________________________
Surname: Worley
Given Name: Jacob
Title:
Description: Son
Residence:
Date: 17 Jun 1768
Prove Date: 20 Aug 1768
Remarks: Worley, Francis. Jun. 17, 1768. Executors: Daniel Worley and John Updegraff. Manchester Township. Children: Daniel, Jacob, Nathan, Henry, Samuel, James, Francis, Thomas, Mary wife of Peter Shugart and Lydia wife of George Eickelberger. Wife: Charity.

Worley, Francis Worley
Death Date: 1768 City: Manchester
County: York State:
Country: USA



In 1741, Thomas Cookson, deputy surveyor for Lancaster County, surveyed a parcel of land at the intersection of the Monocacy Trail and the Codorus Creek. His goal: to lay out a town in grid formation, similar to Philadelphia. The town was to become York, named for Yorkshire, England. By the end of the year, 23 lots had been assigned. One of the first buildings to be erected was the Golden Plough Tavern, which is still standing over 260 years later.
In the surrounding frontier, German, Scotch-Irish, and Quaker settlers had already found the land suitable enough to call "home."

Eight years later, York County was born, created out of Lancaster County in August 1749. It was the fifth county in Pennsylvania, and the first west of the Susquehanna River. In the town of York, 63 log houses and two churches were now standing.



Notes for CHARITY RUTH RAGAN:
Name seen also as Charity Rothchild

Children of FRANCIS WORLEY and CHARITY RAGAN are:
2. i. DANIEL2 WORLEY, b. 1726, Lancaster, York Co.; d. 18 Oct 1803, York Co., Pennsylvania.
3. ii. JACOB WORLEY, b. 1728; d. 07 Dec 1812.
4. iii. NATHAN I WORLEY, b. 1730, York Co. or Lancaster Co.; d. 1823, Dover Twp. York Co., Pennsylvania.
5. iv. JAMES WORLEY, b. 1731, York Co. Pennsylvania; d. Mar 1807, York Co. Pennsylvania.
6. v. HENRY WORLEY, b. 1732; d. 1803, Stokes Co., North Carolina.
7. vi. FRANCIS S. WORLEY, b. 1733, York Co. Pennsylvania; d. 22 Sep 1786, York Co. Pennsylvania.
8. vii. MARY ANNE WORLEY, b. 1736, York Co. Pennsylvania.
9. viii. SAMUEL WORLEY, b. 04 Feb 1736/37, York, Pennsylvania; d. 21 Jan 1806.
ix. GEORGE WORLEY, b. 1738, York Co. Pennsylvania; d. Bef. 1768, Pennsylvania.

Notes for GEORGE WORLEY:

George is not listed in his fathers will, so it is assumed that he was deceased prior to his father.

10. x. THOMAS WORLEY, b. 1740, York Co., Pennsylvania; d. 1806, Washington Co., Maryland.
11. xi. LYDIA WORLEY, b. 1741, York Co. Pennsylvania.

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Sneak peak at the Fletcher Family History

JOHN SR.3 FLETCHER (ANDREW2, ANDREW1) was born 1717 in Chester Co., Pennsylvania, and died August 21, 1758 in Rockbridge Co., Virginia. He married ELEANOR HINDMAN May 25, 1735 in Chester Co., Pennsylvania, daughter of JAMES HINDMAN. She was born Abt. 1719 in Londonderry Co. Ireland, and died September 1791 in Rockbridge Co., Virginia.

Notes for JOHN SR. FLETCHER:
Source: DAR filings
John Fletcher appears on the tax list of Birmingham Township, Chester Co.
Pennsylvania in 1739

29 May 1750 - The Fletchers made bond as administrators of the estate of John Hindman whereof John Stephenson had been. The administration of the estate was given to John and Eleanor. (Original Augusta Co., VA record available)

Know all men by these present that we John Fletcher, Eleanor Fletcher, John Burton, Ray Borden, James Lockhart, John Matthews, Richard Woods, John Lyle, William Harbeson and Thomas English, the present justice in the commission of the peace for Augusta County, for and in behalf and to the sole use and behoof of the justice of the said County and their successors in the sum of five hundred pounds court money to be paid to said justice their successors, Ex; Adm., and assigns to us which payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves and every of us, our, and every of our heirs, Executors, and administrators jointly and severally firmly by those present sealed with our seal dated this 25th day of May 1750.

The condition of this obligation is such that if the above bound John and Eleanor Fletcher, administrators of all the goods, chattel, and credits of John Hindman, Clerk, deceased whereof John Stevenson was late admin. do make or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased which have or shall come to the hands, possession or knowledge of the said John and Eleanor or unto the hands or possession of any other person or persons for them and the same so made to exhibit or cause to be exhibited unto the County Court of Augusta at such time as they shall be thereunto required by the said Court and the same goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased at the time of his death, which at any time after shall come to the hands or possession of the said John and Eleanor or into the hands and possession of any other person or persons for her do well and truly administrator according to law and further do make a just and true account of their acting and doing therein when the account required by the said court all the rest and residue of the said goods, chattels and credits, which shall be found remaining unto the said administrator's account the same being first examined and allowed by the justice of the court for the time being shall deliver and pay unto such person or persons respectively as the said justices by their order or judgment shall direct pursuant to the law in that case made and provided and if it shall hereafter appear that any last will and testament was made by said deceased and the Ex; or Executor therein named do exhibit the same in the said court making request to have it allowed and approved accordingly if the said John and Eleanor being there-unto required do render and deliver up their letters of administration approbation of such testament being first had and made in the said court then this obligation to be void and of none effect or else to remain in full force and virtue.

John Fletcher

Eleanor Fletcher (Her mark)

Sealed and delivered in the presents of James Patton

John Lewis - seal

William Hamilton - seal

John Graham - seal

At a court continued and held for Augusta County the 29th day of May 1750 John Fletcher, Eleanor Fletcher, John Lewis, John Graham and William Hamilton in open court acknowledged this their bond for said John and Eleanor Fletcher true and faithful administrators of the estate of John Hindman, clerk, deceased, which bond is ordered to be recorded.

During the time the Fletchers were working on getting the administration of the Hindman estate, the town of Staunton, Virginia was started. In 1749 William Beverley gave a parcel of his land in Augusta County for a town to be laid out. Mr. Beverley was a personal friend to the Governor Gooch and his wife, Rebecca. He named the town in honor of Rebecca whose maiden name was Staunton.

William Larkin, plaintiff, John and Robert Fletcher, defendants. "The defendants being summoned and failing to appear, the plaintiff produced their note of bond for two pounds, seven shillings and nine pence current money. Judgment is therefore granted the plaintiff against the defendant for the same together with cost." (Original record available)

It is not known what this hearing was all about but the record is helpful in that it shows that Robert must have been old enough by 1754 to be named in a suit. He would probably have had to be eighteen years old to be considered an adult.

June or July 1758 - Fletcher vs. Stephenson - John Fletcher and Eleanor, his wife, complains of John Stephenson, past administrator of John Hindman, for an account. An account was filed of the effects and general charges of Rev. Hindman. (Chronicles vol. 1 page 320)

It appears from the above court record that John and Eleanor were hoping to settle the debt owed Stephenson by John but needed an account from Stephenson.

19 August 1758 - Fletcher vs. Stephenson - The bill for settlement of the estate of Rev. Hindman shows the cost of the wake of Hindman. (Chronicles vol. 1 page 325.)

At the time of his death John Hindman still owed Stephenson money that he had borrowed to make his trip to England. He might have owed even more considering all the horses he owned and on a pastor's salary at that. John was ill for five weeks before he died. Stephenson and his wife took care of him and then took care of his burial. Chalkey, in his Chronicles, does not list each cost for the wake but it may be assumed that it could have been a considerable amount. Beverley Ruffin states in 'Augusta Parish' that many people made request to the vestry to cover the cost of the wake of persons who died on their hands. Some cost included doctor's fee, medicine, coroner's fee, making the coffin, providing linen or a bear skin to lay the body on, digging the grave, and as Ruffin says; "purchasing liquor to serve at the funeral." In some cases as much as seven gallons of liquor was provided for burials. This is not to say that all these are recorded in the account that John Stephenson filed against the estate. Evidently the settlement John Stephenson presented was for a greater amount than John and Eleanor expected. It appears that John Stephenson was going to press for payment from John and Eleanor and this pushed them into bankruptcy. To substantiate this is the record that John Fletcher is insolvent or bankrupt. Also after the death of John, just a few days after the bill for settlement was filed, Eleanor, being an object of charity, was allowed five pounds by the vestry. Attempts to obtain a copy of John Stephenson's settlement have been unsuccessful at this time.

19 August 1758 - Commissioners report that the courthouse is completed except a door, which the Indians broke (Chronicles, vol. 1, page 325.)

1758 - John Fletcher is insolvent (Chronicles, vol. 2, page 400.)

"The sale or recovery of the estate of any insolvent debtor shall be paid or distributed among the creditors of such insolvent person in proportion to the debts due to them who shall have dully proved their respective debts, and if any over plus shall arise after all debts are paid, it shall be delivered to the debtor whose estate it was." (Henning's Statutes At Large vol. 7, pages 551 and 556.)

21 August 1758 - The death of John Fletcher abates the suit against John Stephenson. (Original record available)

21 August 1758 is the date recorded that the suit had been abated by the death of John Fletcher. John could have died this same day or on 20 August which was on Sunday, or on 19 August, which was Saturday the day John Stephenson filed the bill for settlement of the account of John Hindman. No record has been found as to how John Fletcher died. He may even have been killed during an Indian attack, which was a common occurrence at the time.

Ca. 1759/60 - Somewhere around this time, Robert Fletcher Sr. and Christiana B. Kinder were married. Their children are listed below.

There was one daughter whose name is ???. She was probably born about 1761/62. Her birth is judged by the birth of her son Matthew who was born in 1780. She married a Walkup.

Daughter, Mary born about 1763/64. The Chronicles list her as Mary Flatcher. Since Fletcher was often spelled Flatcher in the colonial records and usually turned out to be Fletcher, this Mary was probably a daughter of Robert and Christiana. She was. Her birth is judged from her marriage date, which was 12 September 1783. Her full name was probably Mary Elizabeth. (see record dated April 1791)

Robert Jr. was born about 1766. (Draper Papers concerning Col. William Casey settlement)

John was probably born about 1771. His birth is judged by his marriage date, which was 30 August 1791.

Several records indicate that Christiana's father was Peter Kinder and her mother Christiana (Maiden name ???). Peter Kinder died in 1749. The following is a list of the records submitted:

30 November 1749 - Catherine, Christiana, Sarah, and Peter Kinder to be bound out by Church Wardens."

2 June 1750 - Catherine Kindort, orphan of Peter is bound to Wm. Armstrong. Kinder is spelled various ways in these records)

27 Nov. 1773 - Christiana was bound to Adam Dickison. (Christiana was thirteen years old.)

20 Dec. 1773 - The will of Christofull Kislen, stepfather of Christiana.

17 - Nov. 1798 - A suit was brought against Christiana Flatcher "otherwise Kinder" in Rockbridge County, Virginia.

The above records offer the most promising proof of a maiden for Christiana than any other to date. Christiana was spelled in various ways: Christian, Christianiah, etc.

10 February 1763 - A deed to James, son of John Stephenson, from Robert and Christiana Fletcher. They gave James fifty pounds current money of Virginia and a lease of two hundred acres of the four hundred and sixty acres of land inherited from John Hindman. By this time James Stephenson was living on and farming the land. This indenture enabled James Stephenson to accept and take a grant and release of the revisions of inheritance from Robert on the following day. This division of the land was probably the decision of the bankruptcy Court. The fifty pounds paid Stephenson for thirty of the remaining sixty acres. (Deposition of Jean Martain dated 19 June 1795) Both Robert and Christiana made their mark, Robert with an R and Christiana with a C. Most people could not read or write but had their 'mark', which was used in transactions. The County clerk recorded all records. Each had his idea of how a name was spelled, thus the difference in spellings. (Original record available)

Now the debt of John Hindman had been paid. This left the Fletchers with two hundred and sixty acres of the John Hindman land. Evidently the land was in Robert's name as heir of John Hindman. In 1747 John told William Elliot that he had a half sister married to John Fletcher who had a little boy called Robert that he would give the land to.

11 February 1763 - "The release deed to James Stephenson from Robert and Christiana."

15 February 1763 - Commissioner examination of Christiana, wife of Robert Fletcher. (Chronicles vol. 1, page 103) In such transactions as conveying land a wife was privately, apart from her husband, ask if she is willingly and without force signing the transaction.

The early settlers found the wilderness infested with several predatory animals. The most troublesome was the wolf. For many years it was necessary to pen calves and sheep at night to protect them from the bear, puma, and wolf. After a bounty was placed on the heads of wolves two hundred and twenty five heads was turned into the magistrate in one month in 1752 (History of Rockbridge County, Virginia, page 39.)

John Lewis was commissioned Colonel, or Chief Officer of the Augusta County militia in 1752. It was the duty of the Colonel to list all free males above the age of twenty one within the County. John Fletcher would have been included in the militia at this time. Only public officers in the civil service and Quakers were exempt from duty.

10 February 1763. The French and Indian war was ended. France was eliminated as a Colonial power in America.

1763 - In the wars of 1763/64 the Indians were no longer controlled by their allies, the French. They were, no doubt, disappointed that the French had not been successful in eliminating the settlers and British from the country. They made a systematic effort to rid the country of the white settlers and used every species of perfidy and cruelty they had against them. In 1763 a party of about sixty Shawnee visited the whites on Muddy Creek, in Greenbrier, VA under pretense of friendliness. They were kindly received and a meal was prepared for them. After feasting the Indians suddenly sprang a vicious attack upon the unsuspecting and unarmed whites. They murdered all the men and took the women and children prisoners. The next day the Indians visited the Big Levels settlement. After having been as hospitably entertained as at Muddy Creek, they re-enacted the revolting scenes of the previous day. Only one white man and one white woman escaped.

The next stop for the Indians was Kerr's (or Cerr's) Creek. Kerr's Creek was in what was to become Rockbridge County in 1778. Many families were murdered and others captured.

October 1764 - Forty Shawnee warriors made a second attack on Kerr's Creek settlement. The whites had gathered at Big Springs at the house of Jonathan Cunningham. They numbered about one hundred men, women, and children. Some young men advanced to meet the Indians and were killed. The graphic details of the battle are covered in 'The History of Augusta County, Virginia'.

These are just a few of the battles that took place in and around Augusta County during the wars of 1763/64. They are recorded here to give a clearer picture of the dangers our ancestors lived with.

Men of the Augusta County militia were required to be armed, and to keep one pound of powder and four pounds of ball at their homes, and when called out to fight he was to bring the same amount into the battlefield. They were to go armed to their respective Churches.


More About JOHN SR. FLETCHER:
Occupation: Lawyer

Notes for ELEANOR HINDMAN:
Elinor Hindman was brought to this country from Ireland when she was a young child (deposition of Agnes Harvey and Margaret McCutchen, dated 19
June 1795)
Eleanor was the daughter of James Hindman, and was the full and only sister of Rev. John Hindman. He came to America in 1739 and found his sister married to John Fletcher Sr. He called at the home of Providence Scot and inquired for the whereabouts of Eleanor Hindman, at the request of his father. He then learned that she married John Fletcher Sr. (deposition of Edward Partridge, dated 25 May 1749) On Jan 1, 1739, (deposition of Providence Scott , dated 25 may 1749; as stated in the Chronicles of the Scotch Irish Settlement in Virginia, vol. 2 p 432 by Lyman Chalkey...excerpts form court records of Augusta and Rockbridge Co. in Virginia. ) he located Eleanor and informed Fletcher, who met him at the door, "Your wife is my sister." At the time her father was still living in Londonderry County, Ireland. Rev. John Hindman who was a Presbyterian minister, was sent by the Philadelphia Synod to Augusta County, Virginia. He received a grant from Beverly in 1745. After a long time in the courts, the Beverly grant went to his rightful heir, Eleanor and her husband, John Fletcher Sr. After living in Chester County, Pennsylvania they moved to Augusta County, Virginia. Two of Eleanor's friends, Edward Partridge, 1690 and Providence Scott, 1689 testified or gave deposition in 1749 to prove relationship to Rev. John Hindman and Eleanor Hindman Fletcher. (Source: Webster's History of the Presbyterian Church in the United States) (Source: Chalkley, Lyman Chronicles of the Scotch Irish in Virginia, Vol. III)
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CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE
ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800
CIRCUIT COURT RECORDS, SECTION "I."
JUDGMENTS.
page 29
Fletcher vs. Kelso--Eleanor Fletcher, heiress of Rev. John Hindman, conveyed Hindman's land to Fletcher. Deed was executed long posterior to death of her husband. John Fletcher, when she was femme sole. She was sister of whole blood of John Hindman. Original deeds from Beverley to Hindman recorded in General Court, 17th April, 1745. Depositions by Margaret McCutchen, Jean Martin and Agness Harvey as to relationship between John Hindman and Eleanor Fletcher. Original deed Elanor Fletcher to son, Job Fletcher, 1790, recorded Rockbridge. James Elliott says his father, William Elliott, is 93 years old, 12th July, 1792.

More About JOHN FLETCHER and ELEANOR HINDMAN:
Marriage: May 25, 1735, Chester Co., Pennsylvania

Children of JOHN FLETCHER and ELEANOR HINDMAN are:
4. i. ROBERT SR.4 FLETCHER, b. 1738, Chester Co., Pennsylvania; d. August 16, 1797, Green Co., Kentucky (Military Co. Ohio River).
ii. AGNES FLETCHER, b. Abt. 1740, Chester Co., Pennsylvania; m. ??? HARVEY.
5. iii. HENRY FLETCHER, b. 1742, Chester Co., Pennsylvania.
6. iv. JOB SR. FLETCHER, b. Bet. 1743 - 1744, Chester Co. Pennsylvania; d. August 16, 1797, Rockbridge Co., Virginia.
v. MARGARET FLETCHER, b. Abt. 1745, Chester Co. Pennsylvania; m. CHARLES GLENDMER; b. 1741, Chester Co., Pennsylvania.
vi. JAMES FLETCHER, b. 1749, Rockbridge Co., Virginia.
vii. MARY ELIZABETH FLETCHER, b. 1758; d. 1825, Giles Co. Virginia.
7. viii. JOHN JR. FLETCHER, b. 1747, Rockbridge Co., Virginia; d. Adair Co., Kentucky.

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EPHRAIM2 OVERTON (UNKNOWN1) was born Bet. 1775 - 1780 in Virginia, and died Bet. April 22 - August, 1844 in Morgan Co., Indiana. He married SUSANNAH ???.

Notes for EPHRAIM OVERTON:
Little is known about the early Overtons, Ephraim is our block, who were his parents, siblings and kin? Where in Virginia did he come from?
Eli, in the 1880 census, lists his fathers place of birth as Virginia, and based on age in various census records we estimate his birth year as 1775.

Present day Kentucky was still a part of Virginia until 1792 when it became a state. So whether they moved from Virginia to Knox Co., Kentucky, or whether they stayed in the same place, and the name changed is unknown to us at this time.

Son Eli was born in 1807 in Owsley Co., Tennessee which would establish that Ephraim was in Owsley Co., in the early 1800's. He appears to have migrated sometime in the mid 1820's into what is today Morgan Co., Indiana, where his youngest daughter, Elizabeth was born in 1828.

In 1820 the census tell us that Ephraim was in Knox Co., Kentucky, and head of household as shown below.

1820 Census KENTUCKY KNOX CLEAR CRK
Series: M33 Roll: 23 Page: 155
Surname Given Name Age Sex Race Birthplace State County Location Year
OVERTON EPHRAIGM KY KNOX CLEAR CRK
3 males 10 and under
1 male 16 or under
1 male 26 or under
1 male 45 or under

1 female 10 or under
1 female 26 or under
1 female 45 or under

1830 Census KENTUCKY KNOX CO.
1 male 50-60
1 male 20-30
1 male 15-20
1 male 5-10
1 female 40-50
1 female 10-15
3 female 5-10
2 female 5 and Under

By 1840 we have the Overton family in Morgan Co., where Ephraims purchased government land in 1834 and again in 1836.

MORGAN COUNTY INDIANA ORIGINAL LAND SALES FROM U.S. GOVERNMENT
OVERTON Ephraim 25 Dec 1834 13 1E 30 NW qtr of SE qtr 40
OVERTON Ephraim 11 May 1836 13 1E 30 SW qtr of NE qtr 40


1840 Morgan County, Indiana Federal Census
Overton, Ephraim 0000000100000 0012000100000

In 1844 Ephraim writes his will in Morgan county wherein he names his children. He does not name his wife, but indicates in 1844 she is still living. The will, presumed written in his last days, as was the custom of the times, would give us an approximate date of death between April 1844 (date of writing) and September 1844 (date of probate).

TRANSCRIPT OF ORIGINAL WILL RECORDED
MORGAN COUNTY, IN
Probate Book I - p.242-3

ESTATE OF EPHRAIM OVERTON, DEC'D


Be it remembered that on the 14th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty four and in vacation of the Morgan county Probate Court was filed in the Clerk's office of said court for the Probate of the last will and testament of Ephraim Overton, late of Morgan County deceased and was duly admitted to probate before the Clerk of said Court which said will is in the words and figures following to wit:

I Ephraim Overton of Morgan County and the State of Indiana do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made. First I direct that all the property which it hast pleased God to interest me with which in my possession and belonging to me at this time both real and personal shall be and remain the absolute property of my dear beloved wife if she shall be being at the time of my decease to do and act with for the benefit of
herself and at the decease of my wife I desire and direct that my several children to wit: my son Eli Overton and William Overton and Ephraim Overton and my daughter Susannah Spencer be allowed out of my estate the sum of fifteen dollars each and also at the decease of my wife I further desire that my household a kitchen furnature be equally divided between my other three daughters to wit: Emila Jane and Elizabeth to share and share equally alike and I also desire and direct at the death of my wife that what real Estate I shall die possessed of shall be equally divided between youngest daughters aforesaid to wit: Emily Jane and Elizabeth and that they shall each of them, share and share alike in the profits of the same and I hereby make and ordain my son Eli and my son in law David Spencer Executors of this my last will and testament. It witness whereof I Ephraim Overton, the testator have hereunto set my hand on this seal this 22nd day of April 1844.


Also in Morgan Co., listed in the 1840 census is a William Overton, also Jesse Overton, believed to be the son of Ephraim's brother, David.


Children of EPHRAIM OVERTON and SUSANNAH ??? are:
4. i. ELI D.3 OVERTON, b. February 25, 1807, Tennessee; d. December 15, 1887, Warren Co., Iowa.
5. ii. WILLIAM O. OVERTON, b. February 01, 1809, Tennessee; d. March 07, 1887, White Oak Twp., Warren Co., Iowa.
6. iii. EPHRAIM JR. OVERTON, b. Abt. 1812.
7. iv. SUSANNAH OVERTON, b. January 18, 1814, Kentucky; d. November 23, 1893.
v. EMILA/EMILY OVERTON, b. Abt. 1824, Knox Co., Kentucky; m. BENJAMIN OVERTON, February 03, 1843; b. Abt. 1824.

Notes for BENJAMIN OVERTON:
1860 Census INDIANA MORGAN CLAY TWP
Series: M653 Roll: 284 Page: 744
Surname GivenName Age Sex Race Birthplace State County Location Year
OVERTON BENJAMIN 34 M W TN IN MORGAN CLAY TWP
Overton, Emily 34 KY
counted in their home was:
Thomas B. Cummings age 11 born Missouri

1870 Census INDIANA MORGAN CLAY TWP
Series: M593 Roll: 346 Page: 380
Surname GivenName Age Sex Race Birthplace State County Location Year
OVERTON BENJAMIN 44 M W TN IN MORGAN CLAY TWP
?Mailla

MORGAN COUNTY INDIANA 1880 FEDERAL CENSUS INDEX OF HOUSEHOLDS
OVERTON Benjamin 266 23 229 52 KY Clay
OVERTON Robert B. 268 4 34 37 KY Jackson
OVERTON Willis 265 2 214 28 IN Gregg


8. vi. JANE OVERTON, b. February 25, 1825, Kentucky; d. October 17, 1892, Polk Co., Iowa.
vii. ELIZABETH OVERTON, b. Abt. 1828.


3. DAVID2 OVERTON (UNKNOWN1)

Child of DAVID OVERTON is:
9. i. JESSIE3 OVERTON, b. Abt. 1803, Tennessee.

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THOMAS1 GRAVES was born Abt. 1648 in Derby/Darby, England. He married ??? WHITESETT.

Notes for THOMAS GRAVES:
We strongly need to research and document, if at all possible the birth place of Thomas. At this time we have nothing to show proof positive the homeland of our ancestors, be it England or Ireland, or even possibly Wales.

"Genealogical History of the State of Delaware" Thomas Graves purchased the 100 acre plantation of Benjamin Acton 2 Feb. 1701/2 situated at the head of Salem Creek in Pilesgrove Twp., part of 1500 acres Acton bought in 1695 from William Hall. His brother-in-law, Aquilla Barber, bought 125 acres of this same tract adjoining him on 20 Aug. 1703. This land was not far from the present site of Woodstown, Salem Co.., NJ. (According to notes in the Bertha BcGeehan Collection in the Gen. Soc. of Pa. Library: Thomas Graves of Oxford Philadelphia Co., PA., bought land on Alloways Creek, Salem Co., NJ on 28 March 1685. (NOTE: Aquilla Barber would not be his brother in law, but the brother of his daughter in law)
Thomas lived in New Castle Co., Delaware. He probably died before his son, Samuel, came into possession of his land in 1700.

Thomas is thought by some to have come from Lynn, Mass. about 1690. As his son Thomas Graves, Jr. of Salem Co., N.J. married a New England woman and his son Samuel Graves married a widow of a Lynn man who had moved to N.J., some support for this supposition is supplied. (Note that in the discussion of Samuel, there is no information provided to support this statement that he married the widow of a Lynn man; evidence is needed.)

In the tax list for 1693 for Sussex Co., Pa. (now Delaware) there appears the name of a Thomas Graves who owned 300 acres of land and is listed with children. For a time he was thought to be the father of the four children listed below (for Thomas Graves of New Castle Co.), but careful examination of the land records of Sussex Co. proves him to be another man who did not die until after 1712 and seems to have had but one son, Thomas Graves, Jr. (Who is this Thomas Graves of Sussex Co.?) In contrast, as stated above, the Thomas of New Castle Co. must have died before 1700. Thomas Graves of Sussex Co. was there as early as 1680, as he is named in a census of that year and had a grant of land from the court at Lewes that year.

In a Genealogical History of the State of Delaware, as quoted by John Card Graves, appears the following. "Among the first settlers of New Castle County were the ancestors of the Graves family. They were of English descent. Thomas Grave (for so was the name sometimes spelled two centuries ago) was the first of the family to come to America. He was a typical English gentleman, possessed of means, a sturdy constitution, and a hearty love of the chase. He founded his home at Christiana Hundred in 1691, purchasing for that purpose 500 acres of land, part of which he used as a game preserve. He was fond of hunting deer and foxes which made their habitation on his property, and hunting parties he gave were famous for good sport. He died on his farm."

Samuel Graves and Thomas Graves were living in Sussex Co., Pa. (now Delaware) in 1693. The names of the two brothers appear upon the tax list of that year, each paying 6 d. tax having no real estate. (If Samuel and Thomas paid tax in 1693, it would seem that they should have been born before 1677 and 1680, since they would have only been 16 and 13 years of age. See also the comment in the section on Thomas Graves who was supposedly born 1680.) Widow Wynne is taxed on a 200 acre plantation the same year, and her stepson Jonathan Wynne is taxed 6 d. in the same year. Jonathan Wynne about 1695 married Sarah Graves, a sister of the above two brothers, as is proved by the Friends Meeting minutes in regard to the marriage of Jonathan Wynne's daughter Sidney to her first cousin Samuel Graves, Jr., son of the above Samuel Graves, in 1732. Another brother, Thomas Graves, lived in Salem Co., N.J. as early as 1698, where he is witness to a will dated that year. (Why is Thomas Graves referred to as "another brother", since Thomas was already mentioned as a brother?) Samuel Graves, Sr. about 1700 moved to a tract of land in New Castle Co. which seems to have belonged to Thomas Graves as early as 1691. In a survey of adjacent lands in 1691, it refers to the line of Thomas Graves' lands, and it is reasonable to suppose that he was the father of these children.

Children - Graves

+2. Samuel Graves, b.c. 1670, m. Sarah Bezer, June 1702, d. 5 Oct. 1741.

+3. Sarah Graves, m. Jonathan Wynne, c. 1696, d. 27 April 174-.

4. John Graves; living in Sussex Co. in 1693.

+5. Thomas Graves, b.c. 1680, m. Ann Barber, c. 1703, d. 1714


Children of THOMAS GRAVES and ??? WHITESETT are:
2. i. SARAH2 GRAVES, b. Oct 1669, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or Weathersfield, Hartford, Connecticut; d. 27 Feb 1743/44, Chester Co., Pennsylvania.
3. ii. SAMUEL GRAVES/GREAVES, b. Abt. 1670, probably Ireland; d. 05 Oct 1741, New Castle Co., Delaware.
4. iii. THOMAS GRAVES, b. Abt. 1680; d. 1714, Pilesgrove Twp., Salem Co., New Jersey.
iv. JOHN GRAVES, b. Abt. 1682.


Generation No. 2

2. SARAH2 GRAVES (THOMAS1) was born Oct 1669 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or Weathersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, and died 27 Feb 1743/44 in Chester Co., Pennsylvania. She married JONATHAN WYNNE1 1694 in Arch Street Meeting, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, son of THOMAS WYNNE and MARTHA BUTTALL. He was born Abt. 1669 in Bron Fadoc (Estate), Caerwys (Twp.,.), Ysceifiog (Parish), Flintshire (Co.), North Wales, and died 28 Feb 1719/20 in Wynnestay, Blockley Twp., Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania.

Notes for SARAH GRAVES:
Sarah and Thomas were cousins.

Records of Merion (PA) Meeting
Sarah Wynne, widow to Jonathan Wynne, 2 d Mo. 27, 1744. Her maiden
name was Sarah Greaves. Her children were, Thomas, John, Jonathan, Hannah,
Mary, Sidney, Martha, Elizabeth, James.
Thomas married Mary Warner and remained on the plantation, "Wynnestay",
in Blockley.
John settled in Germantown and married Ann Pastorius.
Jonathan settled in East Nantmeal township, Chester Co.
James died young.
Mary married Nov. 28, 1729, Noah Abraham of Upper Merion.
Martha married Aug. 30, 1741, James Kite, son of Abraham Kite. 8, 30, 1741. James Keite, son of Abraham of Blockley, and Martha Wynne of the same place, spinster, at Merion Meeting House Burial Ground, Lower Merion Twp., Pennsylvania Co. (now Delaware Co.), Pennsylvania. Wit: Abraham, Mary, Isaac, Thomas, John and Joseph Kite; Sarah, Thomas, John, Ann, Lydia and Sarah Wynne.
Mary Winne and Noah Abraham, married 9 Mo. 28, 1729. Marriage is recorded at the First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia.
Sidney Wynne married Samuel Graves, 4 Mo. 1, 1732. Also recorded at First Presbyterian Church.
Elizabeth Wynn married Ralph Lewis, 7 Mo. 2, 1737. Recorded at First Presbyterian Church.

More About SARAH GRAVES:
Burial: Merion Meetinghouse, Chester Co. (now Montgomery Co.), Pennsylvania

Notes for JONATHAN WYNNE:
Jonathan Wynne built a house in 1700 in Blockley Twp., Philadelphia Co. on 200 acres of land he inherited from his father, and here his descendants to the sixth generation lived. In 1890 the farm was sold and developed into the present beautiful suburb to Philadelphia called Wynnefield. The original homestead, remodeled into one of the most beautiful colonial houses in the Philadelphia area, was still standing in 1923.

One Thomas Wynne, is listed on Wm Penn's 1682 ship "Welcome". And of his son, Jonathan, west Philadelphia in the Welsh Tract; Of one of Jonathan's daus who (Mary Polly Wynne) m Noah Abrahams, and inherited a Philadelphia lot from Jonathan. Noah Abrahams\Abrams died in East Nantmeal twnsp, NW Chester Co, Pa. He had a son, Enoch Abrahams\Abrams, who m Jane, of John II HAMILTON, and 1778-1820's lived at Smithfield, Fayette Co, SW Pa. Enoch and Jane had several siblings who lived

Dr. Thomas Wynne from Caerwys, Flintshire, Wales Ship
Wife Elizabeth Parr (Mede/Maud) (3rs wife)
Children Jonathan (m. Sarah Graves)
(Mary m. Dr. Edward Jones, on ship Lyon)
(Tabitha - remained in Wales)
Sidney (m. Wm. Chew
Hannah (m. Daniel Humphrey)
Rebecca


Faden's Map, 1777, was founded on Scull & Heap's Map, 1750. The name "Wenns" is on Scull & Heap's and "Wynn" on Faden's, 1777. Jon'a. Winn, on Reed's Map.

PROVINCIAL PAPERS:

WARRANTIES OF LAND
IN THE
SEVERAL COUNTIES
OF THE
STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA
1730-1898
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Edited by
William Henry Engle, M.D., M.A.
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Vol. I.
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Wm. Stanley Ray,
State Printer of Pennsylvania
1898.

Wynne, Jonathan, 200 Sept. 22, 1736


Will of Jonathan Wynne of Blockley Township, Philadelphia County. Yeoman. January 29, 1719. Will of Jonathan Wynne, 1721, Blockley Twp., Philadelphia Co., PA
I johnathan Wynne of the township of Blockley in the County of Philadelphia in the province of Pennslyvania yeoman being sick & weak of body but of a sound mind & memory do make and ordain this my last will & testm in manner form following that is to say that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid and discharged within a convenient time.after my decease by my executrix herein after named. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah all my Singular, my personal estate what soever and where so ever may be found with three parts of the interest or profits during her widowhood for the maintaenace of my children. Item I give unto my beloved son Thomas Wynne his heirs and assignes forever all that my plantation tract of land and buildings aforesaid to be immediately then after the decease or second marriage with the fourth part going to his mother during her widowhood. Item I give unto my son John Wynne two hundred and fifty acres of land in the Great Valley in the County of Chester to he and his heirs forever.Item I give unto my son Johnathan Wynne two hundred and fifty acres in the great Meadow in the County of Chester and it shall remain in my son Johnathan's hands and heirs forever.Item I bequeath unto my two eldest daughters Hannah & Mary a lott of land on High Street in Philadelphia containing 60 foot front and 300 foot in depth this shall remain in their hands forever. I bequeath unto my three youngest daughters Sidney, Martha and Elizabeth 400 acres near the Great Valley for them to devide and hold forever. It is to be given to them at the age of eighteen or at their marriage which shall first happen. Item I appoint my wife Sarah aforesaid as my sole execritex of my last will and testament and her recording to the directions of trustees herein named, that is to say my two brothers in law Edward Jones and Daniel Humphrey and in case of their decease John Caldwader, Johnathan Jones or the survivor of them and I hereby revoke and disannul and make void all other wills allowing this named to be my last will and testament witnessed my seal and signed twenty ninth day of January one thousand seven hundred and ninteen. Will produced and proved in Philadelphia May 17, 1721.Sarah the widow was to have inventory brought to the registrars office by the 17th day of June

Judy Winn,
Judy with a typed document of her sources and information in it.. writes; " Jonathan Wynn
Jonathan [b. 1669 in Blockley Twp., Chester Co., PA], son of Jonathan and Sarah Wynn, received the 250 acres of land in Nantmel Township, Chester County. Due to high taxes he let this tract go back to public lands but later settled in this area. Little is known about Jonathan. he married Ann, descendant of William and Ann [Dyd] Warner on June 16, 1730 probably in Chester Co. Jonathan served as a private in Captain Andrew Snider's Company of Chester Co., PA. Militia [ref: Pa. Arch. 5th Series Vol IV p. 277 and Pa. Arch 5th Series Vol. V pp. 537 and 856]. Ann and Jonathan both died in Chester County, Ann on 3/19/1786 and Jonathan on 4/17/1788.


More About JONATHAN WYNNE:
Burial: Merion Meetinghouse, Chester Co. (now Montgomery Co.), Pennsylvania

Children of SARAH GRAVES and JONATHAN WYNNE are:

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Just a bit of the background inforamtion found in the Book Descendants of Asa and Winney Castleberry Reid

FATHER OF ASA REID

George A.8 Reid II (George A. I7, Alexander6, Andrew "General"5, Alexander4, Andrew3, Andrew2, John1)97 was born November 27, 1774 in Rowan Co., N. C., and died December 13, 1853 in Bremen, Carroll Co., Georgia. He married Jane (Mary?) Gaston 1796 in Greene Co. Georgia, daughter of Matthew Gaston and Ann Simonton. She was born January 08, 1777 in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, and died Aft. 1860 in Bremen, Carroll Co., Georgia.

Notes for George A. Reid II:
George Reid (1773 Rowan Co., NC 12/12/1853 Carroll Co., Georgia) son of George Reid of Ireland, volunteered as a private in 1792 GREEN CO., Georgia for the duration of Wayne's War against Creek and Cherokee Indians. He continued actively in military service for four years, guarding forts and scouting after Indians.
"George Reid, Gentleman at Arms" is one of forty-six names on an "original muster roll" 2/25/1794 of a militia troop of dragoons organized in Greene Co. "to protect settlers from repeated invasion of indians" This troop was to become famous in the annals of Middle Georgia. This roll is almost a complete roster of prominent families of Greene Co. George Reid moved from GREENE CO. to JACKSON CO. Georgia and subsequently represented the latter in the Georgia legislature in 1798, 1804 and 1817. He was justice of the peace in Jackson Co. in 1801. When Gwinnett Co. was formed in 1818, it took that part of Jackson Co., where George Reid resided. He was appointed Justice of the Inferior Court of Gwinnett Co., Georgia 2/2/1819-1821. He served in the legislature as a Senator from Gwinnett Co., Georgia in 1819, 1820-21 and in the extra session of 1821. In 1822, while a resident of Gwinnett, he was granted by the state 597 1/2 Acres of "headright" lands in Jackson Co.; however, he moved to Carroll Co. soon after it's formation in ca. 1827. George Reid married 1796 in Greene Co., Georgia JANE GASTON, b. 1776 in Georgia, daughter of Matthew and Ann (Simonton) Gaston. Jane, as a widow, resided in Carroll Co., Georgia on 3/17/1855.
From the Family Bible Pages of George and Jane Gaston Reid... (Need to track down who originally sent this to me and get a duplicate copy.)
Issue: Rhesa Reid, b. 1799; Asa Reid b. 1801 (see below); Catherine Reid, b. 1803;' Matthew Reid, b. 1806; Jane Reid, b. 1805; Margaret Reid, b. 2/29/1809; Robert Alexander Reid b. 4/30/1811; George Reid; Ann Reid; Thomas Henry Reid; Jackson Reid and John Reid. (dates on these last five names unreadable)

Asa Reid (above) was in FINCHER'S DIST. Gwinnett Co. in 1827 and there drew land lot #34 in the First Dist. of Troup Co., Georgia Asa remained in Gwinnett after 1830. In the 1840 HE IS IN BENTON CO., ALA. but finally settled in the area of CONWAY CO., ARKANSAS. He married Winney Castleberry. Matthew G. (Gaston?) Reid son of Asa Reid was born in Gwinnett Co., ca. 1825. He moved with his father to Conway Co., Arkansas prior to 1855 when he md. 1/26/1853 Martha Prince b. 1833 Tn, d/o Simeon Prince. Matthew joined the Union Army 12/26/1863 and d. 3/16/1864 in a military hospital in Clarksville, Arkansas.

George as a private in Greene Co., Ga in Waynes War with the Creek and Cherokee Indians, where his name "George Reid, Gentleman at Arms" appears on a muster roll of a militia troop of dragoons under the command of Capt Jonas Fauch, dated February 24 1794, he and his brother Alexander were with the regiment in its campaign against Elijah Clark and his "Trans-Oconee-Republic" which fell that year.

From History of Gwinnett Co., Georgia

1794: (source Spring and Summer of 1794 AUGUSTA CHRONICLE)
A series of attacks on William Melton of Greene Co., who had been a Captain in the Greene Co. Militia were published. Judging from the articles, Melton must have taken undue credit for his prowess as an Indian fighter, so much so that George and Alexander contributed the following:
Dated May 17 1794 & July 12 1794.

"I call upon the State to judge what Greene men can do When torn by factions, party men and their leaders too;
We then all combine as one to effect their hellish plan, Promoting Tories, knaves and fools to break down honest men.
They oft times in committees meet to know what best be done. To execute their dark designs before they can be known. Behold Tom---n fits as judge to hear what they propose. And if by chance an honest man, He answers, "He's no friend of ours"
If so be we should elect a man in whom we can confide to execute the plans proposed Our power will soon be laid aside, then no longer should be judge nor you no more secure They antics than will you insult the militia will be raised in more.

1798: George served in the Georgia State Legislature from Greene Co. He received 597 and 1/2 acres of head right lands in Jackson Co. George received from the United States, 40 acres of bounty land (warrant # 42663) for service in Waynes War, his widow Jane Gaston Reid, received an additional 120 acres. (Warrant 14390)

Jan 12 1801: George is named Justice of Peace in Jackson Co.

1803: (source: Cherokee Indian Agency Pass Book) "George Reed and Alexander Hall have permission to pass from hence to Jackson Co. in the State of Georgia, through that part of the Cherokee Co. in the direct route to that place, taking care to make no infraction of the Laws & Regulations adapted to the Government & the Indian Department.

So West Point Rtn: J. Meigs
14th June 1803 A. War in Tennessee 320

1803-1804-& 1817
Served in the Georgia State Legislature, in the session of those years from Jackson Co., Georgia.

From "Reid Relations" by Roy Young
1812: George Joined the War of 1812 first serving as Sergeant in Johnston's
Georgia Militia and later receiving a commission on February 26 1813 as Captain of the Volunteer Troop of Dragoons, 8th Squadron and 4th Reg. of Cavalry. A payroll preserved in the Georgia Archives Military Record Book 1779-1839 states "Pay roll of a scout of men under the command of George Reid, Capt. of the Cavalry of Jackson Co. in the service of the state of Georgia by orders of Major Tandy Key Comdt. 25 Red. Georgia Militia for seven days furnishing their own horses, provisions, forage, arms, and ammunition commencing the 14th Nov. and ending the 19th same month including both days."

Among the thirteen men assigned to George were Rhesa Reid and Samuel Reid. At the bottom of the payroll is written, "I certify on honor the above is a true return subscribed the 8th day of July 1814." Signed: George Reid, Capt. Cavalry, Jackson Co..

Mar 30, 1814 Honorably discharged at Ft. Harrison

1819-1821: George is now in Gwinnett Co. (formed from Jackson Co. in
1818) He was Justice of Inferior Ct. of Gwinnett Co, Georgia from Feb 2 1819 to 1821. He also served as Senator from Gwinnett in sessions of 1810-21 and a special session in 1821.

1826 George moved to Carroll Co. where in this year he was employed as a surveyor to help set the boundary lines between Georgia and Alabama. On Jan 22 his party was accosted by a group of Indian who took their compass and instruments and forced them to leave the area.

One of the men in the group wrote Governor Troup:

"They threatened me very serverly if I should be caught over Bright's line again surveying. I have come on the McIntosh's old place and have stopped my hands until I hear from you...provisions is scarce and my hand uneasy to go home. As to the number of men it will take to guard me, I am unable to
say...There are three settlements of Indians in my district, that have in them about 10 men and in two miles on the Alabama side...there is forty to fifty warriors...who are to be placed on the treaty line as spies....

1860 census shows George and his younger children living close to each other, including Matthew, son in law John Hamilton, Isaac Wiggington, and Charles Norman. Those sons who remained in Gwinnett Co. were Asa Rhesa and George III.

1830: George is found in Carroll Co. with his younger children living close to one another. They include, Matthew, son in laws John Hamilton, Isaac Wiggington, and Charles Norman. Those sons who remained in Gwinnett Co. at this time were Asa, Rhesa, and George III.

1850 Carroll Co. Census lists

839 1 George Reed 74 m NC
839 2 Jane Reed 73 f GA

Dec 13 1853: George died in Carroll Co. Georgia He and Jane are said to be buried in the Reid Family Graveyard on top of Reid's Mountain near Bremen, Georgia

1860 Widow Jane is living in the household of son Mathew and his wife Martha. Janes age is listed as 84, per the Carroll Co. Georgia census. (Problem here is she died in 1853, need to confirm death date)

Reid, George, Waynes' Indian War, BLW#100624-40-50 & BLW#6281-120-55, Soldier Jan 1853 Carroll Co., Georgia age 79, widow applied 17 Mar 1855 Carroll Co. Georgia age 79 however on 14 June 1854 she gave her age as 76. Soldier had volunteered at Greensborough Georgia in 1793 or 1974, soldier married Jane Gaston in 1796 and soldier died 13 Dec 1853

History of Gwinnett Co. lists 12 children for George, we, however, know 14 were born to them.
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History of Gwinnett Co. 1818-1968 lists George as born in 1773 Rowan Co., N.C.

SIMONTON, MARGARET dec'd. Adam Simonton app admr May 17, 1791. John Carson, Sec. Receipts of Theophilus Simonton and Theophilus Allison 1793 for their legacies in part. Receipt of Wm. Tyler for coffin Apr. 27, 1791. Account of Edmond Daniel for "burying liquors,"
Apr. 4, 1791. Returns Jan. 1795, acct of Thos. Simonton for hat and blanket Sept. 1788 proved in Greene Co. Georgia 1792. Receipt of Thos. Simonton Jun. 10, 1794 for cash, part of the legacy of Robt., and Margaret Irwin by power of atty from their gdn Wm. Simonton.
Receipt of Robt. Allison, Feb. 1794 for part of his legacy. Account of Theophilus Allison Jun. 1790, dry goods, rum. Apr. 2, 1791 fine sheet and funeral expenses. Returns made 1796 Dr. J. Lacie for visit 1791 in her last illness, proved in Greene Co. 1795. Receipt of John Griffin as atty for removing the case of Adam Simonton, admr, vs Thos. Simonton, admr of Robt. Simonton from Wilkes to Oglethorpe Co. Receipt of Florence Sullivan for advice, dated Greensborough, Aug. 11, 1791. Receipts of Robt. Gaston and Geo. and Jean Reid for their legacies in part May 23, 1796, Abner Simonton, test. Wm. Erwin's receipt as heir Oct. 6, 1799. Thos. Simonton, test.


Census
Name state Co. Page Year
Reid, George, Sr. GA GWINNETT CO. 258 1820

In 1801 a George Reid dies in Greene Co., Georgia as does an Alexander Reid,
with legatees Lucy, Ann and Robert Reid. Among buyers at estate: James
Shackleford.

DAR List That shows George REID Jr, from Rowan Co. N.C. Born 11/27/1774 Married JANE GASTON Born 1/9/1777 in GREEN Co. Ga Married on 1796 in GREENE Co. by/or Witness J.P. Ross. , George Died in Carroll Co. Ga 12/13/1853 & Jane Gaston Reid Died Carroll Co. Ga 3/17/1853
George Reid (Source: Families of Gwinnett Co. 1818-1968)

George Reid (1773 Rowan Co., NC 12/12/1853 Carroll Co., Georgia) son of George Reid of Ireland, volunteered as a private in 1792 GREEN CO., Georgia for the duration of Wayne's War against Creek and Cherokee Indians. He continued actively in military service for four years, guarding forts and scouting after Indians.
"George Reid, Gentleman at Arms" is one of forty-six names on an "original muster roll" 2/25/1794 of a militia troop of dragoons organized in Greene Co. "to protect settlers from repeated invasion of indians" This troop was to become famous in the annals of Middle Georgia. This roll is almost a complete roster of prominent families of Greene Co. George Reid moved from GREENE CO. to JACKSON CO. Georgia and subsequently represented the latter in the Georgia legislature in 1798, 1804 and 1817. He was justice of the peace in Jackson Co. in 1801.
When Gwinnett Co. was formed in 1818, it took that part of Jackson Co., where George Reid resided. He was appointed Justice of the Inferior Court of Gwinnett Co., Georgia 2/2/1819-1821. He served in the legislature as a Senator from Gwinnett Co., Georgia in 1819, 1820-21 and in the extra session of 1821.
In 1822, while a resident of Gwinnett, he was granted by the state 597 1/2 Acres of "headright" lands in Jackson Co.; however, he moved to Carroll Co.
soon after it's formation in ca. 1827. George Reid married 1796 in Greene Co., Georgia JANE GASTON, b. 1776 in Georgia, daughter of Matthew and Ann (Simonton) Gaston. Jane, as a widow, resided in Carroll Co., Georgia on 3/17/1855.
Issue: Rhesa Reid, b. 1799; Asa Reid b. 1801 (see below); Catherine Reid,
b. 1803;' Matthew Reid, b. 1806; Jane Reid, b. 1805; Margaret Reid, b. 2/29/1809; Robert Alexander Reid b. 4/30/1811; George Reid; Ann Reid; Thomas Henry Reid; Jackson Reid.
Asa Reid (above) was in FINCHER'S DIST. Gwinnett Co. in 1827 and there drew land lot #34 in the First Dist. of Troup Co., Georgia Asa remained in Gwinnett after 1830. In the 1840 HE IS IN BENTON CO., ALA. but finally settled in the area of CONWAY CO., ARKANSAS. He married Winney Castleberry.
Matthew G. (Gaston?) Reid son of Asa Reid was born in Gwinnett Co., 1825. He moved with his father to Conway Co., Arkansas prior to 1855 when he md. 1/26/1853 Martha Prince b. 1833 Tn, d/o Simeon Prince. Matthew joined the Union Army 12/26/1863 and d. 3/16/1864 in a military hospital in Clarksville,
Arkansas.

From History of Gwinnett Co., Georgia
George volunteered as a private in Greene Co., Ga for service in Waynes War with the Creek and Cherokee Indians. He served four years "guarding fort and scouting about after Indians" (taken from Georgia Land Lotteries and Grants) His name "George Reid, Gentleman at Arms" appears on a muster roll of a militia troop of dragoons under the command of Capt Jonas Fauch, dated February 24 1794, he and his brother Alexander were with the regiment in its campaign against Elijah Clark and his "Trans-Oconee-Republic" which fell that year.

1798: George served in the Georgia State Legislature from Greene Co. He received 597 and 1/2 acres of head right lands in Jackson Co. George received from the United States, 40 acres of bounty land (Warrant # 42663) for service in Waynes War, his widow Jane Gaston Reid, received an additional 120 acres. (Warrant 14390)

Jan 12 1801: George is named Justice of Peace in Jackson Co.

1803: (source: Cherokee Indian Agency Pass Book) "George Reed and Alexander Hall have permission to pass from hence to Jackson Co. in the State of Georgia, through that part of the Cherokee Co. in the direct route to that place, taking care to make no infraction of the Laws & Regulations adapted to the Government & the Indian Department.

So West Point Rtn: J. Meigs
14th June 1803 A. War in Tennessee 320

1803-1804-& 1817
Served in the Georgia State Legislature, in the session of those years from Jackson Co., Georgia.

1812: George Joined the War of 1812 first serving as Sergeant in Johnston's Georgia Militia and later receiving a commission on February 26 1813 as Captain of the Volunteer Troop of Dragoons, 8th Squadron and 4th Reg. of Cavalry. A payroll preserved in the Georgia Archives Military Record Book 1779-1839 states "Pay roll of a scout of men under the command of George Reid, Capt. of the Cavalry of Jackson Co. in the service of the state of Georgia by orders of Major Tandy Key Comdt. 25 Red. Georgia Militia for seven days furnishing their own horses, provisions, forage, arms, and ammunition commencing the 14th Nov. and ending the 19th same month including both days."

Among the thirteen men assigned to George were Rhesa Reid and Samuel Reid. At the bottom of the payroll is written, "I certify on honor the above is a true return subscribed the 8th day of July 1814." Signed: George Reid, Capt. Cavalry, Jackson Co...

Mar 30, 1814 honorably discharged at Ft. Harrison

1860 census shows George and his younger children living close to each other, including Matthew, son in law John Hamilton, Isaac Wiggington, and Charles Norman. Those sons who remained in Gwinnett Co. were Asa Rhesa and George III.
1830: George is found in Carroll Co. with his younger children living close to one another. They include, Matthew, son in laws John Hamilton, Isaac Wiggington, and Charles Norman. Those sons who remained in Gwinnett Co. at this time were Asa, Rhesa, and George III.

1850 Carroll Co. Census lists

839 1 George Reed 74 m NC
839 2 Jane Reed 73 f GA


Dec 13 1853: George dies in Carroll Co. Georgia. He and Jane are said to be buried in the Reid Family Graveyard on top of Reid's Mountain near Bremen, Georgia

1860 Widow Jane is living in the household of son Mathew and his wife Martha. Janes age is listed as 84, per the Carroll Co. Georgia census.

Reid, George, Waynes' Indian War, BLW#100624-40-50 & BLW#6281-120-55, Soldier Jan 1853 Carroll Co., Georgia age 79, widow applied 17 Mar 1855 Carroll Co. Georgia age 79 however on 14 June 1854 she gave her age as 76. Soldier had volunteered at Greensborough Georgia in 1793 or 1974, soldier married Jane Gaston in 1796 and soldier died 13 Dec 1853


History of Gwinnett Co. 1818-1968 lists George as born in 1773 Rowan Co., N.C.

Census
Name state Co. Page Year
Reid, George, Sr. GA GWINNETT CO. 258 1820

In 1801 a George Reid dies in Greene Co., Georgia as does an Alexander Reid, with legatees Lucy, Ann and Robert Reid. Among buyers at estate: James Shackleford.

From Deb Garner
Reed, Samuel, SC line, S14259, Soldier was son of George Reed and was b. 26, Jan 1749 in Lancaster Co. PA and at age of 13 was moved to Rowan
Co., NC then to Abbeville Dist. SC where he lived at enlistment and served under his father Col. George Reed, after the Rev., soldier lived in SC until 1800
then moved to GA where he applied 25 Sept, 1832 in Gwinnett Co., GA, soldier stated he "lost his companion" in 1840 after which he moved to St. Clair Co., AL to live with his children (not named), Soldier died 5 Feb. 1843.

Reid, George, Jane, not Rev. War but Wayne's Indian War, BLW #100624-40-50 & BLW #6281-120-55, soldier applied in Jan 1853 Carroll Co., GA age 79, widow applied 17 Mar. 1855 Carroll Co., GA aged 79 however on 14 June 1854 she gave her age as 76, soldier had volunteered at Greensborough, GA in 1793 or 1794, soldier had married Jane Gaston in 1796 & solider died 13 Dec. 1853

1801 returns, Matthew Gastin estate: John Griffin, Attorney for Services done as Atty. Receipts for: Alexar. Gastin, part legacy; Thomas Gastin, part legacy; George Reid, Jr. for property in the home of the deceased in part; Robert Gastin, admr.; Rebecca Gastin.

1803 returns, Matthew Gastin estate: Margaret Gastin, her part legacy; George Reid, guardian from Ann Gastin; two attorneys receipts for service in behalf of the estate--in parenthesis (Shackleford).

From Deb Garner
Reed, Samuel, SC line, S14259, Soldier was son of George Reed and was b. 26, Jan 1749 in Lancaster Co. PA and at age of 13 was moved to Rowan Co., NC then to Abbeville Dist. SC where he lived at enlistment and served under his father Col. George Reed, after the Rev., soldier lived in SC until 1800 then moved to GA where he applied 25 Sept, 1832 in Gwinnett Co., GA, soldier stated he "lost his companion" in 1840 after which he moved to St. Clair Co., AL to live with his children (not named), Soldier died 5 Feb. 1843.

Reid, George, Jane, not Rev. War but Wayne's Indian War, BLW #100624-40-50 & BLW #6281-120-55, soldier applied in Jan 1853 Carroll Co., GA age 79, widow applied 17 Mar. 1855 Carroll Co., GA aged 79 however on 14 June 1854 she gave her age as 76, soldier had volunteered at Greensborough, GA in 1793 or 1794, soldier had married Jane Gaston in 1796 & solider died 13 Dec. 1853

1801 returns, Matthew Gastin estate: John Griffin, Attorney for Services done as Atty. Receipts for: Alexar. Gastin, part legacy; Thomas Gastin, part legacy; George Reid, Jr. for property in the home of the deceased in part; Robert Gastin, admr. Rebecca Gastin.

1803 returns, Matthew Gastin estate: Margaret Gastin, her part legacy; George Reid, guardian from Ann Gastin; two attorneys receipts for service in behalf of the estate--in parenthesis (Shackleford).by/or witness J.P. Ross

Census: 1820, Gwinnett Co., Georgia 3-1-1-1-2-1-1-2-1-1-1 owning 1 slave page 258 line 3

Appendix Document #93 in Jasper Co., Georgia, dated July 31 1835 appears to be the final attempt by George Jr. to receive compensation for his fathers lost horses (note spelling as in original document)

"Georgia, Jasper Co., July 31st 1835
Sir
On my return Home I called on Mr John Mc Michael he told me he knew no more than what I had already proven So thought it unnecessary to take his affidavit I heard of Mr. Joseph Hill he had moved to Upson Co. he was in this Co. about ten Days ago I am so much Fatiauged and worried out with heat and run scares of money that I cannot obtain his Tesitmoney at this time if you feel any outs as to the proof already produced I can obtain his affidavit I am informed he was with Mr Harrison in folowing the trail of his Horses when they were stolen and saw India sign where they were taken and on the trail when I come on for to receive what money you will allow me I will come by and fetch Mr Hills Affidavit which will be Exactly as I have Stated above I have it from creditable people it is out of my Power at this time for I never was so much over done with heat in my life I will be scarcely able to get home so I remain

Yours Respectfully
George Reid
on reverside of paper it said

G. Reid

Colonel John A. Cuthbert
Milledgeville
Geo.

In Jan of 1853, shortly before his death, George provided evidence in support of his application for bounty land. As a part of the evidence he presented an original commission to "George Reid Esq." issued to him by Gov. David Betchel of GA i which he was designated Captain.

There is a DAR List That shows George REID Jr, from Rowan Co. N.C. Born 11/27/1774 Married JANE GASTON Born 1/9/1977 in GREEN Co. Ga Married on 1796 in GREENE Co. by or Witness J.P. Ross, George Died in Carroll Co. Ga 12/13/1777 & Jane Gaston Reid Died Carroll Co. Ga 3/17/1853

Quoted from Lillian Reid Gray, (daughter of William David Garfield Reid and Laura Jane Burton) 1702 Cedar Crest Dr., Abilene, Texas 79601. George, son of George Reid of Ireland, volunteered as a private in 1792 in Green Co., Georgia for the duration of "Waynes War" against Creek and Cherokee Indians. He continued actively in military service for four years, "guarding forts and scouting after indians" (Georgia Bounty Land Warrants #42663 and 14390.). George Reid, Gentleman at Arms is one of forty-six names on an "original muster roll" 25 Feb 1794 of a militia troop of dragoons organized in Green Co. "to protect settlers from repeated invasion of Indians" (Georgia's Landmarks, Memorials and Legends, L.L. Knight, Vol. 1 (Atlanta, GA: 1914), pp633-634. and White's Historical Collections of Georgia, Rev. George White, (NY: Pudney & Russell, 1855), p483quoting Columbus (GA) Enquirer-Sun, 1836, Gwinnett Co., GA Memorials.) This troop was to become famous in the annals of middle Georgia. This roll is almost a complete roster of prominent families of Green Co., Georgia. George moved from Green Co. to Jackson Co. and subsequently represented the latter in the Georgia legislature in 1798, 1804 and 1817 (The Early History of Jackson Co., (GA) G.J.N. Wilson, pub. by W.E. White, 1914, p330). He was Justice of the Peace in Jackson Co. in 18901. When Gwinnett Co. was formed in 1818, it took in that part of Jackson Co. where George Reid resided. He was appointed justice of the Inferior Court of Gwinnett on 2 Feb 1819 to 1821. He served the state legislature as Senator from Gwinnett in 1819, 1820-21 and in the extra session of 1821. In 1822, while a resident of Gwinnett, he was granted by the state 597.5 acres of "headright" lands in Jackson Co.; however, he moved to Carroll Co. soon after its formation in 1827

In January of 1853, shortly before his death, George provided evidence in suport of his application for bounty land. As a part of the evidence he presented an original commission to "George Reid, Esq." issued to him by Gov. David Beltchel of GA in which he was designated Captain. It stated that he was honorably discharged at Ft. Harrison on Mar 30, 1814. "The Journal of the Movements of the Army under General Adams by George Reid" made in his own handwriting and on several loose sheets was presented as further evidence. It stated in part, "Arrive at camp Patriotism Dec. 6; lay there until 105h, about four miles this day, crossed the Ocmulgee, camped at bank; left at 9 o'clock 11th; marched 15 miles through level country; crossed Big Towaligia; camped 1 hour by sun; struck Camp 12th about day break; marched 23 miles through long leaf pine, mixed level; crossed the Little Towalagia and Potato Creek; camped 1/2 hour by sun; 15th struck camp by day break; crossed Flint River about 1 o'clock and camped. Tolerable good land." A second sheet stated, "Camped S. of Ocmulgee 10th , struck camp 14th about sunrise; marched about seventeen miles through broken land but tolerably strong; 15th struck camp, marched about 10 milees and crossed the Chattahoochee at the burnt village about 11 o'clock; march about (?) miles; camped, rained all night and next day; 16th struck camp at 10 o'clock; marched 23 miles, burnt a couple of little villages, marched 6 miles and camped three miles of Okfinokee Town; heard Indians whoop, lay on arms all night without fire; struck cammp 1/2 hour by sun in the morning, marched 3 miles and burnt the town on Tallapoosa River of about 80 houses, some corn; saw a quantity of Indians on the other side of the river. Som of our men charged a fire across the river, had one man wounded, supposed klled three Indians. The Indians whooped and hollered powerfully; left the town abuot two o'clock in the afternoon, marched three miles and encamped, stood on arms all night. The Indians whooped almmost all night; 14th struck camp 1/2 hour by sun, marched 25 miles encamped; 19th struck camp about 1/2 by sun, marched 9 miles, crossed Chattahoochee, marched 10 miles, encamped; 20th struck camp at daybreak, marched 35 miles, crossed Flint River, marched 3 miles and encampted, 21st struck camp"

More About George A. Reid II:
Burial: Reid Family Cemetery, Bremen, Carroll Co., Georgia
Census: 1820, Gwinnett Co., Georgia 3-1-1-1-2-1-1-2-1-1-1 owning 1 slave page 258 line 3
Will: Wayne's War BLWt 100624-40-50 BLWt. 62281-120-55

Notes for Jane (Mary?) Gaston:

Jane is said to be a; direct descendent of Marie Antoniette (Need Proof)

Jane applied for pension see George's notes


Aug. 11, 1791. Receipts of Robt. Gaston and Geo. and Jean

Reid for their legacies in part May 23, 1796, Abner Simonton, test.

Wm. Erwin's receipt as heir Oct. 6, 1799. Thos. Simonton, test.

More About Jane (Mary?) Gaston:
Burial: Reid Family Cemetery, Bremen, Carroll Co., Georgia
Military service: Pension application (Waynes War) BLWt 100624-40-50 & BLWt 6281-120-55

Marriage Notes for George Reid and Jane Gaston:
Married 1796 in GREENE Co. by/or Witness J.P. Ross.

More About George Reid and Jane Gaston:
Marriage: 1796, Greene Co. Georgia

Children of George Reid and Jane Gaston are:
i. Joseph9 Reid, born Bet. 1796 - 1810; died in young while another source said he was possibly in Hempstead Arkansas in 1856.

Notes for Joseph Reid:
A Joseph Reid, presumably this one, is listed in the 1820 Census of Gwinnett Co., Georgia I am uncertain what died young means. This could be a wide range of years from infancy to perhaps early 20's.

ii. Anna Reid, born June 10, 1797 in Greene Co. Georgia; died June 10, 1881 in Dacula, Gwinnett Co. Georgia.
iii. Rhesa Reid, born Abt. 1797 in Greene Co. Georgia; died 1870 in Cleburne Co., Alabama.
iv. Asa Reid, born February 14, 1799 in Jackson Co. Georgia (From Bible Record of Henry Reid); died 1860 in Conway Co., Arkansas.
v. Catherine "Katie" Reid, born Bet. 1801 - 1802 in Jackson Co., Georgia; died Bef. 1880.
vi. John S. Reid, born Bet. 1801 - 1803 in Georgia.
vii. George William Capt. Reid, born March 01, 1803 in Greene Co. Georgia; died February 10, 1881 in Clarke Co. Arkansas.
viii. Jane "Jennie" Reid, born January 09, 1805 in Greene Co. Georgia; died May 08, 1875 ix. Matthew Gaston Reid, born 1806 in Georgia; died January 23, 1879 in Carroll Co., Georgia.
x. Margaret I. "Annie" Reid, born February 28, 1809 in Georgia; died April 11, 1862 in Haralson Co., Georgia.
xi. Elizabeth Ann Reid, born 1814; died Bef. 1890 in Mississippi.
xii. Henry Thomas "Thomas" Reid, Dr., born January 1816 in Georgia; died Bet. January 29, 1902 - 1911 in Gobbler's Point, Conway Co., Arkansas.
xiii. Jackson Reid, born 1818 in Probably Jackson, Georgia.

Notes for Jackson Reid:
"Went West No Information

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