Monday, November 21, 2011

Additional notes and information on the Lockhart side.

The following transcribed record more closely establishes a death date for Joseph Lockhart the elder.
Washington County, Indiana Probate Book 1 1821-1830, page 194
August 1828. State of Indiana _Washington County Set
Be it remembered that on the 21st day of August 1828 in vacation of the Washington County courts at the clerks office in Salem_on the application of Thomas Gabert for administration of the estate of Joseph Lockhart deceased who it appears died intestate and that fifteen days have since his decease and said applicant with Ivy Richardson his security having executed bond in the sum of two hundred and sixty dollars_and made oath according to law the same is accordingly granted_and letters thereof issued and delivered to him_
The dates would place Joseph’s death on (or very close to) Wednesday, August 6, 1828.

More Lockhart notes.
As previously stated, Thomas and Elizabeth Stockton Lockhart moved back to Henry County, Virginia some time around 1780/81. Thomas appears on the 1782 tax lists for Henry County.
Name Tithes Negroes Horses Cattle
Lockhart, Thomas 1 2 3 14

Additional information from:
Sketches of the life and times of Jesse Corn, Sr., 1753 -1809, By Larry & Becky Christiansen and Tom Melton. pdf file.
Henry County Deed Book #3, p. 393 – 14 April 1788 –Thomas Lockhart of Henry County to Jesse Corn of the same for 35 pounds sells land on both sides of the South Fork of Mayo River containing by estimate 180 acres on Russell Creek.
The above parcel of land was in Patrick County after Patrick County was formed in 1791.
The above deed confirms the location of the Lockhart property in Henry (Patrick) County.

Notes from inventory of the estate of Jesse Corn.
Some time after Thomas died in 1791 the following appeared in the account books of Jesse Corn.
Mrs. [Lockhart’s] Jude . . . . . . 0 6 9
Although there is also a mention for Mrs. [Lockhart’s] Tobe, there is no listing transcribed in the estate inventory
on this pdf file.
The above entry, Thomas’ will and the 1782 tax list confirms the names and number of slaves owned by Thomas Lockhart and then by his wife Elizabeth Stockton Lockhart.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Some deed transcriptions concerning George Ha(y)worth from Hamilton County, Indiana.
I have listed these deeds below by DATE.

Book F, page 535.
This Indenture made the fourth day of February in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and thirty seven between John Bailey and Elizabeth Bailey his wife of the County of Hamilton and State of Indiana of the first part and George Hayworth of the County of Hamilton and State of Indiana of the second part witnessth: That the said party for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred dollars to them in hand paid by the said party of the second party the receipt of is here by acknowledged by the said party of the first part hath granted bargained and sold and by these presents do grant bargain sell and sell unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever XXXX of XXXXX lot of Land situated in the County of Hamilton and State of Indiana designated as the East half of the north West quarter of section numbered ten in Township number nineteen North of Range four East containing eighty acres To have and to hold the above described lot of land here by sold and conveyed unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns together with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any way appertaining to his own proper use and beXXX And the said party of the first part for themselves and for their heirs executors and administrators the aforesaid lot of Land and appurtenances to the party of the (firs = marked through) second part his heirs executors administrators and assigns Against the claim or claims of all and every XXXXX Whatsoever Will warrant and forever defend In testimony whereof the said John Bailey and Elizabeth Bailey his wife (who here by relinquishes her right of dower to the said premises) have here unto set their hand and affixed their seals the day and year first above written
Signed sealed and delivered in presents of} John Bailey (seal)
Ellis Evans Elizabeth Bailey (seal)
Jesse Mendenhall & Rees Hayworth
State of Indiana Hamilton County.. ss
Before me the undersigned a Justice of Peace of the County aforesaid this day ^XXXX
John Bailey and Elizabeth Bailey ^his wife (of == marked through) and acknowledged the above indenture to be their act and deed for the purposes therein mentioned And the said Elizabeth Bailey wife of said John Bailey Being by me examined separate and apart from her husband declared that she voluntarily and of her own free will and accord and without any coercion from her husband and signed sealed and delivered the said Indenture for the purposes aforesaid Given under my hand and seal this 4th day of February AD 1837 Examined Ellis Evans J P (seal)
Reced for record Jan 31st 1839 J. D. Stephenson Rec

The above Jesse Mendenhall was George Hayworth’s son in law and Rees Hayworth was George’s brother.

Book I, page 572.
This Indenture made this thirteenth day of December the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and forty four Between George Hayworth and Jane Hayworth his wife of the County of Hamilton and State of Indiana of the one part and James Haworth of the County of Marion and State of Indiana of the second part. Witnesseth that the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of Four Hundred Dollars lawful money of the united States to the said party of the first part by the party of the second part in hand paid the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged hath granted bargained and Sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and Sell unto the said party of the second part all the following described piece parcel or lot of land To wit The North half of the North West quarter of Section No Ten (10) in Township No Nineteen (19) north of Range No four East. Containing Eighty (here I assume that the clerk omitted the word ACRES) of Land Subject to Sale at Indianapolis Indiana with Exceptions of Sixty Rods out of the above mentioned Eighty-Acres Commencing at the North West Corner of Said Section and running thence (12) twelve Rods East and thence (5) five rods South and thence (12) twelve rods west and thence (5) five Rods North of (here I assume the clerk meant TO) the place of begining
To have And to hold the above described premises with all the appurtenances to the same belonging to the said party of the Second part and his heirs and assigns forever and the said party of the first part for themselves and their heirs do hereby Covenant with the Said party of the second part and their heirs that they are lawfully seized of the premises aforesaid that the premises are free and clear from all in cumbrances Whatsoever and that they will forever warrant and defend the Same with the appurtenances unto the sais James Haworth his heirs and assigns against the lawful Claims of all persons whomsoever In witness where of the said George Haworth and Jane Haworth his wife who hereby relinquishes her right of dower to the above described premises has hereunto Set their hands and seals the day and year above written Signed sealed and delivered
George Haworth (seal)
In Presents of her
John Haworth Jane X Haworth (seal)
Alfred Redmon mark
State of Indiana }
Hamilton County } SS. Personally appears before me Alfred Redmon One of the Justices of the peace of said County George Hayworth and acknowledged the foregoing instrument of writing to be his own voluntary act and Deed for the purposes therein mentioned Also Jane Haworth the wife of the said George Hayworth who being by me examined privately Separate and apart from and without the hearing of her Said husband and the full Contents and purport of the above Deed being by me made Known to her She acknowledged that she executed the Same without any Coercion or Compulsion from her said husband all of which I hereby Certify
Given under my hand and seal this 30th day of December AD 1844
Alfred Redmon J P (seal)
Recorded May 17th 1845 A. B. Cole Rec

It appears that the copy clerk could not decide how to spell Ha(y)worth.

Book I, page 520
This Indenture made this 30th day of December AD 1844 Whereas the inhabitants of School district two in Congressional Township number nineteen North of Range number four East are in want of a piece of land on which to erect a school house, now therefore know ye that I George Hayworth in consideration of the premises. For myself my heirs forever have given and granted and do hereby give and grant unto all persons while Inhabitants of such district the following parcel of land known and described as follows XXXX commencing at the North West Corner of Section number ten (10) in Township number nineteen (19) North of Range number four (4) East. Running thence Twelve Rods East, thence five Rods South thence twelve rods west, and thence five Rods North to the place of beginning. To their exclusive benefit use and XXXX forever XXXX .
Signed Sealed and delivered in Presents of
John Hayworth } George Hayworth (seal)
Alfred Redmond } her
Jane X Hayworth (seal)
State of Indiana} mark
Hamilton County)
Personally appeared before me Alfred Redmond a Justice of the Peace in and for said County, George Hayworth and acknowledged the foregoing instrument of writing to be his own voluntary act and deed for the purposes therein mentioned. And also Jane Hayworth the wife of the said George Hayworth who being examined by me privately, separate and apart from her said husband and the full contents and purport of the said Deed being by me made known to her she acknowledged that she executed the same without any coercion or compulsion from her said husband. Given under my hand and seal this 30th day of December A.D. 1844
Alfred Redmond Justice of the peace (seal)
Recd for Rec.d on the XXth day of March A.D. 1845 and thus duly entered
A. B. Cole Rec.

Book P, page 12.
Auditor of Hamilton County. To George L. Hayworth
This Indenture, Witnessth, That whereas George L. Hayworth the assignee of
George Hayworth assignor, of the County of Hamilton in the State of Indiana has paid the
sum of Two Hundred and forty dollars (240$) in full for the South West quarter of the south East Quarter of Section Sixteen (16) Township nineteen (19) North of Range four (4) East, containing forty acres more or less: And more fully Known on the map as tract Book of School Section, in said County of Hamilton as being Lot No. thirteen (13) of said Section
Now Know Ye; That in the consideration of the premises, And in conformity with the Statutes in such cases made and provided. I Levi Farley Auditor in and for the County
of Hamilton for and in the name of the inhabitants of Congressional Township number nineteen (19) North of Range four (4) East do give and grant the said South Quarter of the South East Quarter of Section Number Sixteen (16) Township Number nineteen (19) North of Range four (4) East to George L. Hayworth the assignee of George Hayworth the assignor and to his heirs and assignees forever__
Witness my hand and seal of the County Commissioners of said County
L.S. this the 14th day of January AD 1852.
Attest Isaac Williams Levi Farley
School Commissioner of Hamilton County} Auditor of H.Co. Ind

State of Indiana Hamilton County
I Albert B. Cole the Recorder of said County do hereby certify that the
XXXXX named Levi Farley Auditor of said County came personally before me and
acknowledged the within instrument of Writing to be his voluntary act and deed as
Auditor for the purposes therein set forth.
Witness My hand and seal this fifteenth day of January A.D. 1852
Albert B. Cole (seal)
Recorder of H.C. Ind
Recorded Jany 15, 1852
A.B.Cole Rec
(George L. Hayworth was a son of Jonathan Hayworth. Jonathan Hayworth was the brother of (our) George Hayworth. George L. married Ann Hayworth, she was the daughter of our George Hayworth, therefore they were first cousins. This would have been out of unity with the Quakers and illegal today.)

Book X, page 521.
George Haworth to David Haworth
We George Haworth and Jane Haworth his wife of the State of Indiana and the County, of Hamilton, Sell Convey and Warrant to David Haworth of Hamilton County in the State of Indiana for the Sum of Twelve Hundred Dollars the following Real Estate in Hamilton County, in the State of Indiana
to wit: Begining at the South East corner of the East half of the South East quarter of Section number four (4) in Township Number Nineteen (19) North of Range four (4) East
thence West Sixty Rods, thence North one hundred and Sixty Rods, thence East Sixty Rods, thence South one hundred and Sixty Rods to the place of beginning containing Sixty acres.

In Witness Whereof, the said George Haworth and Jane Haworth his wife have hereunto set their Hands and seals this 17th day of November A.D. 1857,
George Haworth (Seal)
Jane Haworth (Seal)
State of Indiana}
Hamilton County} Before me, E.L. Davis Justice of the peace in and for said County, personally came George Haworth and Jane Haworth his wife and acknowledged the execution of the above Deed.

Witness my hand and seal, this 17th day of November A.D. 1857.
E. L. Davis (Seal) Justice.

Recorded Jan 18th A. D. 1859.
N. H. Mills, Recorder.

The above David Haworth may have been the brother or son of George Ha(y)worth.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

An interesting note. Well, interesting to me at least. I have recently found a petition submitted to the Virginia House of Delegates in 1785 from Henry County. The petition has the signatures of Thomas Lockhart, my 4th great grandfather, one of his sons, Robert, and two of his wife’s brothers, Richard Stockton and Robert Stockton.

The above information is interesting in itself however the petition also contains the signatures of Joseph Peregoe and Joseph Peregro. More than likely, one of these men is a son of Edward Pedigo (Peregoy, Pediford), my 4th great grandfather, and the other a son of Robert Peregoy, Edward’s brother.

This again is interesting however the petition also contains the signatures of Thomas Edwards and William Edwards. Thomas is the brother of Mary Edwards who married Edward Cochram and William is either her brother or her father. You may remember that the daughter of William and Mary Edwards Cochram, Leah, married Henry Pedigo. If you would like a copy of the petition, I would be happy to email same.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Image above part of image from MSA S1190-2398, p. 3 From SL 21,636
This assignment of land seems to bear the signature of Henry Peregoy my 5th great grandfather.

Part 3, and final posting for this family in the Baltimore area. Hopefully I will find enough information on the Virginia and Kentucky line to post later in the year.

Notes and some records for the Mumford and Peregoy families from:
Colonial Families of Maryland, Bound and Determined to Succeed, Robert W. Barnes, 2007. Hereafter noted as Robert W. Barnes.
Maryland State Archives. Hereafter noted as MSA.

Henry Peregoy the senior, son of Joseph and Sarah Mumford Peregoy, was born in Baltimore County c. 1690/95. He married Amy Green, possible daughter of Robert Green, in 1716. The marriage banns for this couple were published in the register of St. Paul’s Parish February 16, 1716. Marriage banns were a requirement by which engaged couples had to announce their intention to marry in their “home“ parish. This announcement allowed anyone in the congregation to voice a legal or religious protest. The marriage banns normally took place on three consecutive weeks before the marriage. St. Paul's first parish church was built on Patapsco Neck in 1693 and the second parish church was built within Baltimore's city limits in 1739.

Property records Robert W. Barnes.
17 Oct 1716 Ebenezer Blackstone of KE Co and wife Sarah conv. 100 a. of Success, being part Burman's Forest to Henry Peregoy (BALR TR#A:414).
2 Sep 1729 Henry Peregoy and his wife Amey conv. 50 a., the residue of Success, now called Miller's Purchase, to John Miller, planter (BALR IS#K:174).
11 May 1761 Henry Peregoy conv. Henry's Lot to Richard Chenoweth, Henry's wife Amy consented (BALR B#1:134). This property did not belong to Henry Peregoy the senior, it belonged to Henry Peregoy the junior. Henry Peregoy the junior's wife's name was either Alice or Mary (probably). Amy Green Peregoy died 1744/45 and, unless she was an extremely strong spirit, did not sign a conveyance in 1761.

The following four abstracts from:
3 Apr 1728, Henry & Aimey Perrygoy planter of Baltimore Co., MD to Robert Green, planter of same, 4,000 pounds of tobacco, 50 acres. /s/ Henry Perrugoy, wit: Thomas Sheredine and John Boreing. (Baltimore Co., MS Libre I.S. No I. 1727-1729).
2 Sep 1729, Henry Perrygay, Planter of Baltimore Co., MD to John Miller, Planter of same 2,000 pounds of tobacco, 50 acres..southwest side of Back River. /s/ Henry Perrygay. Wit: Thomas Sheredine and Thomas Broad. (Baltimore Co., MD, Liber I.S.
No. I. 1727-1729).
10 Jan 1743, Henry Perrigoy, of Baltimore Co., MD to Thomas Sligh of same 9.000 pounds of tobacco, livestock. /s/ Henry Perrigoy. Wit: William Dallam and Richard Caswell. (Baltimore Co., MD Liber TB No. C 1742-1745).
18 Apr 1749, Henry Perrigoe, Planter of Baltimore Co., MD to Thomas Sligh of same, 6Lbs., 20 acres, patented 1 May 1748... Called Henry's delight in Amys Garden /s/ Henry Perrigoe. Wit: Thomas Sheredine and Charles Ridgley. (Baltimore Co., MD Liber T.R. No. C 1748-1750).
I should tell you (if you visit the above site) that it appears to be a site from 1997 and contains (In my opinion.) several mistakes.

Property records MSA.
I have listed the following transactions to show that in just 31 years the children
of Joseph Peregoy were able to purchase the property which Joseph, in part, was used as a headright to purchase originally. In case you don't remember, Henry was the son of Joseph and Sarah Mumford Peregoy and Edward and Joseph were his brothers, Robert Green was probably the brother or nephew of Amy Green Peregoy . Also, Edward Blackstone and Edward Blackiston are the same person, probably different clerks registered the deeds.
BALTIMORE COUNTY COURT (Land Records, Index) A-G, 1659-1800 [MSA CE 34-1] page f 0515 1716 Green, Robert from Ebenezer Blackstone Conveyance Greens Lot
Pt Burmans Forest 44 (or 41 or 47) a folio 416
BALTIMORE COUNTY COURT (Land Records, Index) P-Z, 1659-1800 [MSA CE 34-3] pages f 0007 & f 0008 1716 Edward Peregoy from Ebenezer Blackiston Goodwill Part
Burmans Forest 100 a folio 412
1716 Joseph Peregoy from Ebenezer Blackiston Interest pt of Burmans Forest 97 a folio 413
1716 Henry Peregoy from Ebenezer Blackiston Success pt Burmans Forest 100 a folio 414

BALTIMORE COUNTY COURT (Land Records, Grantor Index) A-Z, 1655-1769 [MSA CE 33-1] page f 0283 1718 Henry Peregoy to Robert Green Greens Purchase
50 a folio 128
BALTIMORE COUNTY (Land Records) IS #K [MdHR 4894;2/12/10/35], pp. 174-176 Henry Perrigoy to John Miller, 17 February 1729 [3]. 09/16/88. Tracking No.: 43131. PD No.: 89-00448.
Reference: Patented Certificate 2290 Date: 1734/06/10 Description: Henrys Lott, Henry Perigoy, 100 Acres Storage Location: 01/25/02/17
I have a copy of the survey of the above “Henrys Lott”. It was surveyed on "July ye 12th : 1732" for "Henry Perigoy Jun" 50 acres and "Henry Perigoy Sen" 50 acres adjoining the "...... line of a tract of Land Called Long Crendon on the hill Lying on the South Side of the South branch of gunpowder river and on a run called Barr(ot?) .....".
The file also contains an assignment of Henry Sen’s 50 acres to Henry Jun which appears to contain an original Henry Peregoy the senior’s signature.

Reference: Patented Certificate 878 Date: 1735/11/07 Description: Burmans Forrest, Henry Perrigoy and Robert Green Etal, 360 Acres Storage Location: 01/25/01/94
In April of 1734, for reasons unknown to me, "Burman's forrest" was resurveyed for, "Henry Perrigoy, Joseph Perrigoy, Edward Perrigoy and Robert Green the afs tract of land ..... lying on the South Side of Back river ....... which center is in the South east line of a tract of land called Jonas's Range and near the road leading down patapasco neck a Smal
distance below John Bowen's plantation ..... " This information proves that Jonas' Range was a tract of land separate from Burman's Forest however I still have found no proof that any of the Peregoy family owned or rented this property.
BALTIMORE COUNTY COURT (Land Records, Grantor Index)
A-Z, 1655-1769 [MSA CE 33-1] page 284 1742 Henry Peregoy to Thomas Sligh (unspecified) sale folio 77
PROVINCIAL COURT (Land Records) PL 3, 1707-1710, MSA SM 22-12 Patented Certificate 2283 1743/09/02 Henrys Delight In Ames Garden, Henry Peregoy, 20 Acres 4 0 MSA S 1190-2391. From the survey of Henry's Delight in Ameys Garden May 1743.
adjoining the ".... Line of a Tract of Land Called Long Crendon on the Hill, on the North Side of BarroXX's Run and on ye South side of ye Main falls of Gunpowder River ..... ".
It appears that after 1729 all land transactions (with the exception of the survey of Burman’s Forest in 1734.) were near the Gunpowder River in St. John’s parish.

Amy Green Peregoy died in Baltimore County 1744/45, probably St. John‘s parish.
This digression will probably confuse everyone, but here I go anyway.
According to the land records above, Henry and Amy and family lived near Gunpowder River (or Falls, same place) which MAY have been located in St. John’s Parish. If this is the case, it might be worthwhile to see if any parish records are available that mention Peregoy births or deaths. I have found that there is a book listing on WorldCat for “Index to Register, St. John's Parish, Baltimore County, Maryland, 1696-1788.” The book seems to be available at only four libraries worldwide, The Library of Congress, Library of University of Pennsylvania, Library at University of Oxford (England) and Budapest University of Tech & Economics. Okay, I contacted the Library of Congress and the best that I could figure from their response was that I would have to fill out a form, attach a check (non refundable.) for $18.00 and mail the request to Washington and they would research (to see if they actually had the book) and mail an answer back to me. Then, if they have the book, I can fill out another form, mail them another check for $15.00 to obtain copies of what I want….Well, I moved on to the University of Pennsylvania to ask if they have the book. They were very helpful at the “Chat line” and tried several times to find the book….while it appeared in their catalog and it had a call number, the book could not be found. I saw very little reason to try Oxford or Budapest Tech.

Three days later I received another email from Library of Congress and yes, they have the book and the information that I want is contained in 14 pages, with page numbers, and an approximate cost and a telephone number to order the pages. So, being gullible, I thought great and called the number. Finally, after several attempts, I talked to, what I assume was, a real live bureaucrat whose response was that I would have to send another email and they would have to check to see if they had the book, and if they did, if I could get copies and what the cost would be…..When I told the bureaucrat what the second email from LOC said, she said, “WHO told you that?” and I gave her the address of the email she said, “I have no idea who that is.” So, I did send another email just to see what will happen next. Not sure that at this point that I would trust these people with my charge card info or a personal check. Seven days later, no reply from LOC. Fourteen days later, no reply from LOC. Sent another email requesting the information but it is time to move on with the story.

Henry married second Providence Corbin November 24, 1745 (or January 14, 1745, both dates seem to be in the parish register.) in St. John‘s Parish, Baltimore County.
Providence appears to have died prior to February 11, 1765 when Henry made his will and did not mention her. I do not know when The Trasey family and Henry Peregoy moved to Frederick County, Virginia. Henry died in Frederick County, Virginia between February 11, 1765 when he wrote his will and when the will was filed for probate on June 4, 1765.

Frederick County, Virginia Will Book 3, Page 297.
In the name of God, amen, the eleventh day of Feb. One thousand seven hundred
and sixty five, I, Henry Peregoy of the county of Frederick and Colony of Virginia, being very sick of body but of good and sound Memory thanks to the Almighty God and Calling to Remembrance the uncertain estate of his Transitory Life and that all flesh must yield to Death when it shall please God to call, do make and constitute and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, revoking and annulling by these presents all and every Testament and Testaments, Will or Wills heretofore by me made and declared either by word or writing and this to be taken only for my last Will and Testament and none other and first being penitent and Sorry from the bottom of my heart for my sins past most humbly deserve forgiveness for the same, I give and commit my soul unto Almighty God my Savior and Redeemer in whom and by the merits of Jesus Christ I trust and believe assuredly to be forgiven and to have full Remission and forgiveness of all my sins and that my soul with my Body at a General Day of Resurrection shall rise again with joy and through the merits of Christ's Death and Passion Possess and Inherit the Kingdom of Heaven prepared for His Elect and Chosen and such good Chattel and Debts as it has pleased God far above my deserts to bestow on me. I do order and dispose the same in manner and form following, that is to say first I will that these Debts and Dues that I owe in right or Consignee to any manner of person or persons whatsoever shall be well and truly contended and paid or ordained to be paid within convenient time after my decease by my Executor hereafter Named.
ITEM: I give and Bequeath unto my beloved Son and Daughter Archibald and Mary Tresey all my goods and Chattels and Tenements and all my Tools and Implements of Labor with all my Bills, Bonds, and Book Accounts which is as followeth to wit: One horse and mare and all my Bedclothes with my Dressing Apparel and do ordain this to my son Archibald Tracey and Mary his wife to be my whole and sole Executors of this my Last Will and Testament and further I will and Bequeath to my son William Brock and his Wife one half crown sterling money to be paid and Raised out of my Estate also it is my Will and desire that none of my other Sons and Daughters disturb this, my son and daughter Archibald Tresey and his wife which is my Real Will and Desire in Witness whereunto he signs. Henry Perigory
Witt: John Wright
John Golohon
Samuel Conour
Will reproduced in the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Virginia Historical Society, Vol. 18., Page 209. ^

Mary Peregoy Tresey (Trasey, Tracy) was Henry’s daughter by his second marriage to Providence Corbin. William Brock was married to Henry’s daughter Ann by his first marriage to Amy Green. John Golohon (Gollaham, Gollohanon) may be the husband of Frances Peregoy, Henry’s sister.

Maryland State Archives has a searchable web site, Well, sort of……I think that this web site is probably, for me, the most confusing (or confused) site I have ever tried to obtain information from. It is only with the most determined point and click and click and click and click efforts that I was able to obtain any useable information. I suppose if you had the time and will to travel to Maryland and trod through, what I see in my minds eye, cobweb and dust clogged hallways to look for dust covered records, you might have some success. I do not have the will…..and at $35.00 a pop for each record that you may want a copy of, I don’t have the money.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

1. Baltimore City.
2. Long Island Point located in this area.
3. Bowen's Mount. Jonas Bowen patented Jonas Range in 1685. Jonas Bowen's grandson, John Bowen, sold 50 acres of this property to Edward Corbin in 1716. A property line for Jonas Range was also a property line for Burman's Forest according to a 1734 survey. Bowen also owned several other properties in this area.
5. Bear Creek. Jones Neglect surveyed for Edward Mumford March 5, 1675 located on the east side of Bear Creek on the Patapsco (Neck).
4. Road leading down Patapsco Neck.
6. Road to Philadephia.
7. Area of St. John's parish. Gunpowder River to the north of this area.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Some additional notes for Edward Mumford and Joseph Peregoy. Sorry but I thought I had
found all of the information when I posted part 1 and 2 but it keeps popping up here and there.

Maryland historical magazine. Author: Maryland Historical Society. Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland
Historical Society, 1939. Edition/Format: Journal, magazine : Periodical : English page 286

" Letter of attorney, May 3, 1686, Robert Burman, merchant, appointing Mr. Mathew Hudson
his attorney to govern the servants and overseers on two plantations at Patapsco River.
Witnesses, Edward Mumford, John Harry----, Robert Yas---. Hudson acknowledges
attorneyship at June 1 court. Clerk Hedge attests."

"Bond, June 2, 1686, Charles Gorsuch certifying to agreement that he will not trouble or molest
Edward Mumford, if the latter shall make good the title to the tract "Hopewell,"on the north side
of Patapsco River near land of Solomon Sparrow: ......"

"Deed, June 1, 1686, Edward Mumford conveying to Charles Gorsuch the 15-acre tract "Hopewell,"
on the south side of Sparrow's Creek on north side Patapsco River, near Solomon Sparrow's land. ...."

By the above information we know that Mumford lived in the near vicinity of Burman's Forest in 1686.
We already know that in 1685 Joseph Peregoy was bound in service for five years to Robert Burman. That service,
unless Joseph was released from his contract by Burman, would have lasted until 1690. There is also a possibility
that when Burman sold Burmans Forest to Hudson in 1687 he also sold Joseph's contract of service to

I can't help myself, I have to make a comment on the bond posted by Charles Gorsuch June 2, 1686.
This must have been a rough area in 1686. "trouble or molest"? Charles Gorsuch was a "true and honest" Quaker
but he really must have taken his property buying business very seriously. I wonder if our Edward was quaking
(pun intended) in his boots when Charles came calling.

27 Dec 1688 Matthew Hudson made his will, leaving Burman’s Forest and [Hudson’s Forest] to his wife Jane for
her life, reserving 100 a. Jonas’ Range to Joseph Perego [sic] (BALR RM#HS:345). Robert W. Barnes.
Jonas Bowen seems to have owned Jonas Range at this time, perhaps Hudson had a rental contract with Bowen.
Reference: Patent Record 22, p. 99 Date: 1685 Description: Jonas Range, 100 Acres; Certificate
Developer/Owner: Bowen, John (Jonas) MSA (I have not seen a copy of Matthew Hudson's will and I am relying
on Mr. Barnes information as to what it says about Joseph Perego.)

Maryland rent rolls : Baltimore and Anne Arundel Counties, 1700-1707, 1705-1724 : a consolidation
of articles from the Maryland historical magazine. Publisher: Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1976.
page 93

"Jones Neglect, 50 acr Sur the 5 March 1675 for Edward Mumford in patapsco river on the East side
of a Creek Called beare Creek in posestion of Joseph Perregwa rent per annum -..2..-"
"C. Possr StepN Bentley."

"Burmans Forrest, 350 acr Sur the 12 febry 1685 for Robert Burman of London Mrchant Called
Burmans forrest on the south side of back river
100 acr thereof in the posestion of Joseph Perregwa rent per annum -..4.. -
250 acr residue thereof in the posestion of Richard Watkins for Ebenezer Blackiston, rent per annum
"C. Possr 100 a Joseph Perregoy"
I am assuming that the comment at the end of the entries begining with "C." mean that the original entry
was wrong and was "C"orrected.

Also found in the same reference on page 91 was an entry for "Vupper (Upper) Spring Neck, 150 acr
sur the 4 of August 1661 for Walter Dixon in patapsco on the Eastern side of bear Creek .... ". I mention
this entry because in a deposition December 4, 1714, Sarah Mumford Peregoy mentioned that her father
(Edward Mumford) was the chain carrier for this survey. Obviously, this places Edward Mumford in this
area as early as 1661.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Part 2.
Some additional notes for Edward Mumford
Hopewell, 15 acres surveyed 10 March 10, 1681, for Edward Mumford was located on the north side of Patapsco River near Blockhouse Creek.
Long Island Point, the 100 acre property willed to Edward Mumford in 1674, is now part of what is called the Fells Point area of Baltimore.
Notes and some records for the Mumford and Peregoy families from:
Colonial Families of Maryland, Bound and Determined to Succeed, Robert W. Barnes, 2007. Hereafter noted as Robert W. Barnes.
Maryland State Archives. Hereafter noted as MSA.

Sarah Mumford, daughter of Edward and Ann Mumford was born about 1672 in Baltimore County, Maryland Colony. In a deposition Sarah (Mumford) Peregoy states her age as 42years and states that her father, Edward Mumford, told her 30 years ago about the boundaries of a tract of land. Chancery Court Record Liber P.L.Folio104:(Baltimore), dated January 3, 1714. This information gives us her approximate date of birth, her father’s name and since we know when her father arrived in Maryland, her birth place.

Sarah Mumford married Joseph Peregoy about 1688/90.
Sarah died after May 10, 1720 when she “posted an administration bond, with William Loyall and Henry Peregoy as sureties (BAAB 2:449).” Robert W. Barnes. Henry Peregoy was her son.

Pedigo, Peregoy, Peregoe, Perego, Pediford, Pettigo, Peregois, Perigory, Perrigoy, Perigoy, etc..
In London, on July 21, 1685, Joseph Peregoy signed a document which bound him to serve Robert Burman for five years and was transported to Maryland. The exact date of his departure, arrival date in North America, port and ship are unknown. Joseph’s birth date and exact place of birth are unknown, however because of the record below and a deposition given December 4, 1714, Chancery Court Record Liber P.L., folio 103, where he declares his age to be 49, I assume that he was born in France in 1663-1665.
Joseph Peregois is listed in:
Ghirelli, Michael, A List of Emigrants from England to America 1682-1692; Transcribed from the Original Records at the City of London Record Office, Baltimore: Magna Carta Book Co., 1968.
Page 64,
“PEREGOIS, Joseph, A Frenchman, being of full age. Bound to Robert
Burman for 5 years in Maryland. July 21, 1685. 14/333”
It should be noted that July 21, 1685 is the date that Edward signed the agreement, not the date he arrived in Maryland. Most web sites list this date as when he arrived in Maryland but he would have arrived there at a later date.
Robert Burman was a blacksmith/merchant who lived in London. In February of 1685 a 350 acre tract in Baltimore County, Maryland was surveyed for him and this tract was known as Burman’s Forest. It appears that there were several individuals bound to serve Burman during the summer of 1685 ( I have found eight, also listed in Ghirelli’s book.) and I assume that these individuals were then claimed as headrights and land would be granted to the individual such as Burman who paid the passage.

Robert Burman sold Burman’s Forest to Matthew Hudson in 1687. Ref. BALTIMORE COUNTY COURT (Land Records, Index) A-G, 1659-1800 [MSA CE 34-1] MSA
27 Dec 1688 Matthew Hudson made his will, leaving Burman’s Forest and [Hudson’s Forest] to his wife Jane for her life, reserving 100 a. Jonas’ Range to Joseph Perego [sic] (BALR RM#HS:345). Robert W. Barnes.

Matthew Hudson’s will recorded in 1691. Ref. BALTIMORE COUNTY COURT (Land Records, Index) H-O, 1659-1800 [MSA CE 34-2] MSA
I could not find a record of sale or conveyance of Jonas’ Range to Joseph.

Early parishes and hundreds, Baltimore County, Md., including tax lists, years 1692, 1694, 1695.
Clifford E Headington; William N Wilkins; Marion Hull Headington; Ida Charles Wilkins Foundation. Baltimore, Md. 1954.
Page 3. “…. true list of the taxables taken of the Northside of Patapscoe Hundred …this present year 1692 … Nicholas Corbin Constable of Patapscoe Hundred”
“Edw’d. Mumford
Joseph Peregoe 2”
Page 13. “A List of the Taxables names taken by me Selah Dorman Constable of Patapsco hundred in my Precincts on the South Side of Back River in July Anno Dom. 1694” This area is north side of Patapsco.
“Joseph Pelego
Nathaniel Appleby 2”
Page 20. “A List of the Taxables on the North Side of Patapsco Hundred as they are taken by me James Todd Constable for the present year 1695”
“Joseph Perrygoy 1”
The lists above showing three years with three different constables and three different ways to spell Peregoy.

Baltimore County, Maryland, tax list, 1699-1706. Compiled by Raymond B. Clark, Jr., & Sara Seth Clark, 1964. These lists are simply a list of names on the page but are all from “North Side Patapsco” except for 1704 which is listed as “South Side of Back River”. However, all of these listings are for the same area.
1699, Page 4. “Jolep Pericoy”
1700, Page 10. “Joseph Pericoye”
1701, Page 18. “Joseph Pericoy”
1702, Page 26. “Joseph Perruiguoy”
1703, Page 35. “Joseph Peregua”
1704, Page 44. “Joseph Perrygoy’
1705, Page 53. “Joseph Peregua”
1706, Page 61. “Joseph Perrigoe”
Joseph died before May 10, 1720 when his wife, Sarah, posted an administration bond.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Either the blog or I have been confused this morning (probably me)!
I have tried, repeatedly, to answer a comment on the Pedigo post from Stephen Jones to no avail.
Well Stephen, you can contact me at and I will email
copies of what I have in my files.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Part 1.
The early Pedigo and allied families of Baltimore County, Maryland Colony. This essay does not attempt to complete a history of these families, it attempts only to correct some mistakes from past histories and fill in a few gaps.

Notes and some records for the Mumford and Peregoy families from:
Colonial Families of Maryland, Bound and Determined to Succeed, Robert W. Barnes, 2007. Hereafter noted as Robert W. Barnes.

Maryland State Archives. Hereafter noted as MSA.
I have no explanation for the differences in dates between the MSA and Mr. Barnes in these records.

Mumford, Munford and Momfrett.
The first mention of this family group was in Maryland, 343 years ago, when Edward Mumford was “transported” to North America to the Baltimore area in 1668. The word transported could mean several different things, in this case, Mumford signed a contract with “Capt. James Connaway” committing himself to service for a specified time and his passage to North America was paid in return. The "Goulden Wheat Sheaf," a ship from London, Captain James Connaway commanding, in April 1668 brought planters (farmers) from Middlesex (London) to the Maryland Colony. The transcription of the original document is difficult to read but the general statement above is correct. Edward Mumford is listed as passenger #4 when Connaway assigns claim for headright land in 1668.
MSA Patent record for Capt. James Connaway in Liber 11, folio 337; and Edward Mumford as bound to Capt. James Connaway, dated May 21, 1668, in Liber 11, folio 440. These books are transcripts. The original documents appear in Liber GG, folios 280 and 406. MSA. I have copies of both of these transcribed documents.

Edward Mumford’s name appears in The early settlers of Maryland; an index to names of immigrants compiled from records of land patents, 1633-1680, in the Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland. (Also called Brewer’s List.) Edited with an introduced by Gust Skordas and a foreword by Morris L. Radoff. Baltimore, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1979. The difference in the dates on the two separate documents above is easily explained if one looks at the written date transcribed by the clerk at the time….frankly it looks like 1667 until one looks at the list of passengers, compares the clerk’s numbers and realizes that it is 1668.

This next bit is confusing and best handled separately.
“On 2 July 1674 William Poultney made a will naming Edward “Monfret” as his executor and sole legatee (MWB 5:116). On 9 Oct 1677, as executor, he filed an account of the estate of William ‘Doultney” [prob. Poultney] (INAC 4:323). He served as executor of William Poultney on 31 Jan 1681 (INAC 7B:170).” Robert W. Barnes.
“On March 1685/6 Mumford conveyed 100 a. Long Island Point to Thomas Stone and Dennis Garrett [This tract had been surveyed in Oct 1671 for William Poultney. (BALR RM#HS: 166).” Robert W. Barnes.
Mr. Barnes lists this transaction as “Mumford conveyed” but does not say specifically that the deed was signed Mumford.
The Long Island Point property was involved in a lawsuit in 1847 which does not concern us much except for the following quotes.
“The patent to William Poultney was dated 10th July, 1671, and was for all that parcel of land, called " Long Island Point," lying in Baltimore County, on the north side of Patapsco river, and on the north-west branch of the river……” This gives the location of the property and it is known that Edward Mumford lived in this area in 1692.

“that a certain William Poultney, of Baltimore County, deceased, was possessed of a tract of land, called "Island Point,'' situate on a branch of Patapsco river, granted unto the said Poultney, for one hundred acres, by patent, bearing date 10th July, Anno Domini, 1671, and died thereof possessed, Anno 1674; and although an alien, made a will, and devised the same to Edward Monfrett, likewise an alien, in the words:
Item. " I give and bequeath unto Edward Monfrett, of Patapsco, all my lands, goods and chattels,"“
Wilson et al. vs, Inloes et al. --1847 pages 121-170.
Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Appeals in Maryland, Richard W. Gill, Vol. VI. Containing Cases in 1847 and 1848, Baltimore, 1852.
There does not seem to be any evidence that Poultney and Mumford were related. I am not sure what the term “alien” means in this case but would assume the meaning to be a non-citizen inhabitant of Maryland.

Property references MSA.
Reference: Patent Record 19, p. 423 Date: 1677 Description: Jones Neglect, 50 Acres; Certificate. Developer/Owner: Munford, Edward
Reference: Patent Record IB and IL C, p. 33 Date: 1684 Description: Hopewell (Formerly called "Sparrows Nest"), 15 Acres; Patent. Developer/Owner: Munford, Edward
Reference: Patent Record IB and IL C, p. 59 Date: 1684 Description: Harts Green, 35 Acres; Patent. Developer/Owner: Munford, Edward

These are property references Robert W. Barnes.
Patent 1 March 1682, 15 acres in Baltimore County, Hopewell.
Patent 1 April 1682, 35 acres, Hart’s Green. Both properties referenced MPL 24:499, 502, 30:33, 59 (whatever that means).
2 March 1685/6 Mumford conveyed 100 a. Long Island Point (discussed above).
4 Dec 1688 Mumford, with the consent of his wife Ann, sold 35 a. Hart’s Green, and 15 other land to Samuel Lockwood (BALR RM#HS:320).
1 June 1696 Mumford sold 15 a. Hopewell to Charles Gorsuch …. (BALR RM#HS: 181).
I question the date on this entry because our Edward Mumford died late in 1691 or very early 1692, after checking the Land Records, Index, it appears that Mr. Barnes entry should read, “1686” not 1696 .
Mr. Barnes states that, “On all of these deeds, Edward Mumford signed his name.”

These references MSA:
H-O, 1659-1800 [MSA CE 34-2] page f. 0339
1685 Mumford, Edward to Stone & Garrett Conveyance}Long Island Point 100 Folio 166
Same to Same Bond} Folio 168
1686 Mumford, Edward & Charles Gorsuch Agreement Folio 181
Same to Same Conveyance Hopewell 15 a Folio 182

1688 Mumford, Edward to Samuel Greenwood Conveyance}
Same to Same Bond } Harts Green 35 a Folio 320
I can not explain the difference in names between MSA and Barnes of the Grantee of Harts Green.

On several family sites Edward is listed as having married a Mary Watkins in Virginia. I could find no records to indicate this is our Edward and doubt that he was in Virginia. There are land records from Maryland however naming his wife as Ann (see above 4 Dec 1688). Edward married Ann unknown last name on an unknown date. Ann was possibly Edward’s second wife and possibly Ann Demondidier. There was an Anthony Demondidier who lived on the “Middle Branch” of the Patapsco during this time period however I can find no reference to a child named Ann.

It would appear that Edward died in late 1691.
MARYLAND INDEXES (Probate Records, Colonial, Index) M, 1634-1777, SE4-13
Mumford, Edward 1692-3 Baltimore Liber 10, folio 278 (inventory). MSA.
“5 Jan 1692 …….. appraised Mumford’s personal estate at £20.11.5 (INAC 10:278).”
Robert W. Barnes.
And now, for those family members who don’t have a clue who the above mentioned persons are:
Edward Mumford m. Ann
Joseph Peregoy m. Sarah Mumford
Henry Peregoy m. Amy Green
Edward Pedigo m. Hanna Elkins
Henry Pedigo m. Lucinda Leah Cockran
Thomas Jefferson Pedigo m. Lydia Elizabeth Tanner
Lucinda Pedigo m. William Riley Mendenhall
Ida Jane Mendenhall m. William P. Myers
Dortha Demaris Myers m. Ralph Lockhart

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I have been working on the Mumford/Peregoy family from Baltimore County, Maryland for about two months without much progress, however I have received some additional information on other families. I know that you are excited when I throw in some history (he said sarcastically) so here we go.

I have discussed the state of Franklin before and this is a perfect time to bring it back into the family discussion. One of the main reasons that the Haworth/Rees branch of our family fled the relatively cosmopolitan (again, sarcasm) settlement in Guilford County for the wilds of western North Carolina (now Tennessee) was the war. Some other reasons were the corruption of the royal government and slow action of reform on the part of the new federal government.

You may remember that James Haworth and Mary Rees were married in Greene County on February 19, 1784 so I am assuming that both Haworth and the Rees family were in this area by 1783. You may also remember that the Rees family was in Guilford County, North Carolina when the Battle of Guilford Court House took place in 1781.
In 1783 the first reference to a meeting of Friends at Nolichucky (a river located, in part, in what is now Greene County, Tennessee) occurs in the New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina minutes for August 30, 1783, "This Meeting taking under consideration several families of friends that have some time ago removed from here to Nolichucky, refers the matter to next meeting.” The next meeting appointed a visiting committee “to inspect into their situation's circumstances whether their being there tends to honor of truth or not." The report on December 27 suggested that it had "not tended much to the honour of truth" though they were "of the mind that there are some tender minds among them which deserves the notice of their friends". Eventually this Quaker meeting was named New Hope. I do wonder if any of my family were among the “tender minds” or just the tender headed.

Also in 1783 the North Carolina legislature established Greene County taking some of the land of Washington County. The western portion now had three counties, Washington, Sullivan and Greene, with approximately 18,000 people living there. At this time a large tract of land was reserved for the Cherokee Indians.
In 1784 North Carolina ceded western lands to federal government, then repealed the act. This action prompts settlers in the western area to organize the State of Franklin. In 1785 John Sevier proclaimed himself Governor of the State of Franklin. Neither North Carolina nor the federal government recognize this action.
So, for four years there would be dual government in this area with North Carolina and the State of Franklin each, separately carrying on the functions of government such as registering and recording deeds, issuing land grants, issuing marriage licenses and recording marriages. Given the dual government and the Civil War, at a later date, raging through the County, it should be no surprise that many of the records from this area have been lost or destroyed.

However, I have found another record from the area that did survive. It should be noted that the deed was issued when Tennessee was a territory named “Territory South of the River Ohio”. (Above right.)

Map of Tennessee shows (above left), to the right, Green County (Gr) and to the left Dixon (Di) and Williamson (Wms) Counties. James Haworth and William Rees lived in Green County. Joseph Brown lived in Dixon County and his will was filed in Williamson County. (Aw Come on!!! You do remember Joseph Brown whose daughter, Ruth, married John Mendenhall.)

Following is a quote from Goodspeed's History of Greene County, 1887.
“About 1790 a large number of Friends or Quakers began to come into the county from Pennsylvania and North Carolina, although a number of person of that faith had come several years before. Among the pioneers were William Reese, Garrett and Peter Dillion, William and Abraham Smith, Solomon, David and John B. Beales, Samuel and Mordecai Ellis, Abraham Marshall, Samuel Pearson, Samuel Stanfield and George Hayworth. The first religious services were held on the eleventh day of the ninth month, 1791. Other meetings were held from time to time, and on the twenty-eighth day of the second month, 1795, New Hope monthly meeting was organized about one mile west of Rheatown where a house of worship was erected. A church house was also erected on Lick Creek at an early day.”
I believe William Reese was William REES my 5th great grandfather, George Hayworth was the brother of my 4th great grandfather James. Peter Dillon was a cousin of Mary Rees.
You can view photos of the Meeting House at:

William Rees is listed on the 1791 and 1792 Greene County Tax List of Captain George Wilson's Company. In 1791 Rees owned 500 acres with 2 “White Persons” (this normally means white men 21 years old or older). In 1792 he owned 1700 acres with 3 “White Persons”.
William Reess is listed on the 1798 Greene County Tax List of Captain John Heneger's Company. He owned 700 acres with 1 “White Person”.
William Rees died in Greene County September 6, 1822.
William’s wife, Charity Dillon Rees died in Greene County September 21, 1827.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Okay, let me see if I can confuse you today.

On October 28, 1835 the General Land Office of the United States granted Nathan Myers of Clinton County, Ohio 160 acres of land in Hamilton County, Indiana the location was recorded as, “s/w quarter of section 11 township 18 north of range 3 east”. And, to my surprise, I have found this property located in Washington Township, Hamilton County not in Noblesville Township where I had always thought it to be located. The Land Grant Map mentioned below lists the date as August 27, 1834...Well this might be the day Nathan paid for the property and it may have taken the Land Office until October 28,1835 to issue the grant. Then as now, government in Washington was slow.

To completely confuse me, the Hamilton County Surveyor’s Office published an Original Land Grant Map (Revised 1999) showing two additional patents for Nathan the first for 80 acres on August 27, 1858 and one for 40 acres also on August 27, 1858 both in Noblesville Township, just to the east and northeast of Gray.. (section 16 township 18 n of range 4e) NEITHER of these patents or land grants are listed by the Federal Government (BLM). This map is located at:

Open above web site, scroll down to
You will also be able to view the 1866 maps for Delaware and Noblesville Townships at this site. And, if you have an interest you can also find the 80 acres granted to George Haworth in 1837 in Jackson Township that I Posted on April 26, 2011 (section 10 township 19 n of range 5e). The Haworth property seems to have been located a few miles east and a little south of Deming. The Surveyor’s Office also lists three other Haworths in that section Mary, Levi and Margaret, the BLM lists only Margaret. I mention this because this Mary Haworth MAY be Mary Rees Haworth, George’s Mother.

While trying to find an exact location for property that Nathan owned at the time of his death (480 acres), I have come across several atlases for Hamilton County showing the townships and land owners. Well, the Myers property and home place do not seem to have been exactly where I thought they were…..but then maybe they were.

In previous posts I have mentioned that Nathan and then his wife Demaris (Mary) Myers had owned at least part interest in a saw mill. I have found a saw mill on three maps in three different locations that could have been owned by the Myers. I had thought that the mill would have had to have been located on a swift flowing stream however the mill was a steam saw mill and all that was required was a steady supply of water and, of course, fuel. On an 1866 map the Myers family (mother, sons Joseph and George W. and daughter Rachel) also owned (separately) several hundred acres near Gray, to the east and northeast. On the 1866 map a saw mill named Hamilton & Cloud was located next to the Gray Church property. Also on the 1866 map the mother (Demaris) owned 160 acres on what is now the north side of 146th street east of Hazel Dell with three structures (This is the 160 acres that I thought was the original home property.) and directly across 146th street to the south in Delaware Township she owned an additional 80 acres. Now then, if my calculations are correct, this accounts for 360 of the 480 acres owned by Nathan at the time of his death.

On the 1870 census taken on June 13th, Mary is listed as head of household having real estate worth $4,200 and personal estate as $1,000. Also in the household are George listed as a trader owning $10,000 in real estate and $1,000 in personal estate; William listed as a farmer owning $3,000 in real estate and $400 in personal estate; Mary’s daughters Elizabeth and Mary J. and son Charles and two other individuals John Britton and Pat Stewart.

On an 1880 map Mary still owned (and here the numbers on the map are a bit blurred) 58? acres of the 160 acres north of 146th street mentioned above. This property included two structures, one being a steam saw mill and to the east, 48 acres owned by her son Charles Myers. Directly across 146th street to the south were 64 acres owned by W. P. Myers (William Penn) and directly to the east of this 64 acres, a 16 acre parcel owned by M. Myers (Mary or Demaris, take your pick.) and directly to the south of this 16 acres, another 16 acre parcel owned by M. Myers.

The 16 acre parcel of land directly to the east of W. P. Myers owned by Mary is probably the 16 acres mentioned in a lawsuit that I posted on April 26, 2009, “The defendant William P. Myers for his separate answer herein denies every allegation in the complaint contained and for a separate cross complaint herein, the said William P. Myers says that he is the owner in fee simple of the 16 acres described in said complaint. That Mary Myers on the __ day of ____, 1884 was the owner of all land described in plaintiffs complaint that at said date she sold said 16 acre tract to the cross complainant for the sum of $900.00 which amount was all paid to her at the time. And the Plaintiff took possession of same and made valuable and lasting improvements and that it was the intention of said Mary Myers to execute a deed of conveyance to cross complainant in a short time for said 16 acres, but on the __ day of August, 1884 she suddenly departed this life without executing said deed of conveyance. The defendants George and Joseph Myers for answer to the cross complaint of William P. Myers say that the matter and things stated therein are true.” The court agreed and on October 19, 1886, a court commissioner’s deed was issued to William P. for the 16 acres.

On the 1880 census Mary is still living in Noblesville Township but her son George W. is listed as head of household. Also in the household are Mary’s daughter Rebecca Myers, divorced; a granddaughter of Mary’s Della Myers and Sam’L Hill who apparently worked at the Myers saw mill. The census also lists both of Mary’s parents as being born in New Jersey.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The four surviving children of William Riley and Lucinda Pedigo Mendenhall as listed on the 1880 census.
Cornelius Loy and his wife lived in Washington Township, Hendricks County, Indiana, close to the Guilford Township line. The Loys owned nearly 500 acres of land in 1865. Lydia Ann (Aunt Anna) lived with the Loys and married one of their sons A.(mos) D.. Mailing address, P.O Box, Bridgeport, Marion County, Indiana. Lydia Ann is listed as “House Keeper” on the 1880 census. (If you are an ardent genealogy freak and use Pilot Search (an Ancestry web site) to look at the 1880 census you will find Cornelius Loy listed as Cornelius COY.)
Ida lived with the family of Eli W. Parnell in the same vicinity of Washington Township. Eli’s wife, Mrs. Mary A. Loy Parnell, was the daughter of Cornelius and sister to Amos. Ida is listed on the 1880 census as J, Ida Mendinghaul her sister is listed as Annie Mendinghaul (at least on the Ancestry Pilot Search transcription, Eli W. Parnell is listed as PARNLL.). Ida is listed as a “Servant“ on this census. Mailing address, P.O. Box, Bridgeport, Marion County, Indiana.
Biographies of Washington Township from "Atlas of Hendricks Co Indiana" (1878: J.H. Beers & Co., Chicago)

Mary E.(llen) is listed on the 1880 census as “Niece” living in the household of Daniel R. and Sarah E. (Mendenhall) Jones in Earlham, Madison County, Iowa. Sarah E. Mendenhall Jones was the sister of William Riley Mendenhall. There were no other children listed in this household in 1880.

James E.(dwin) Mendenhall is listed on the 1880 census living in the household of David Hayworth in Liberty Township, Howard County, Indiana. He is listed as “Other” in relationship to the head of the household. David Hayworth was the brother of Phoebe Rebecca Haworth who was the mother of William Riley Mendenhall. The Haworth Association of America lists James’ death date as December 23, 1891.

On April 13, 1837, George, Jane and 9 children received a certificate to transfer their membership from Fairfield to Westfield Monthly Meeting in Hamilton County, Indiana where they were all received on September 7, 1837.

George is listed on the 1840 census for Jackson Township, Hamilton County. Indiana living next to his son in law Jesse Mendenhall. (Jesse’s wife was Phoebe Rebecca Haworth and one of their sons was William Riley Mendenhall father of Ida Jane.) George and Jane are also listed on the 1850 census for Jackson Township. In 1850, Hinkle Creek Monthly Meeting was set off from Westfield Monthly Meeting.

You may remember that the above refers to George and Jane Thornburg Haworth, the above land grant is for their property in Hamilton County, Indiana. If you happen to have a range map for Jackson Township, you can find the exact spot where their property was located.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The map of Fairfield Township, Highland County, Ohio that was posted on January 6, 2011 showing the property of James and Mary Rees Haworth appears to be proven correct by the transcribed deed below.

And now, whether you like it or not, a bit of history. Prior to 1784 Virginia claimed all of Kentucky and much of Ohio in the Northwest Territory as part of its colonial charter. In order to overcome objections from other states Virginia ceded the right to land north of the Ohio River before ratifying the Articles of Confederation. In return Virginia was granted an area of over 4 million acres in south central Ohio known as the Virginia Military District which was reserved by Virginia to use as payment to veterans (or their heirs) for their service in the Revolutionary War. This area included the entire area of Highland County and other counties. The Military District was to be held in reserve until all of the land in what is now Kentucky was used and then Military Warrants would be issued for the Ohio lands. This grant program was to end in 1803 but due to confusion, corruption and law suits (Sound familiar for a government program?) was extended several times until about 1870. Now, the reason for this brief history…..All of the Ha(y)worth deeds are connected with Military Warrants.

All of the deeds mentioned are from Highland County, Ohio. For some reason all of these deeds were re-transcribed by the County Recorder and the dates do not run consecutively. After reading and transcribing these deeds, I think that one could say that the re-transcriptions were not proof read. I have decided to post the earliest deed because it appears to have been the location of the Ha(y)worth home and mill. There is no “degrees key” on by keyboard, or if there is I can’t find it, so where the “degrees sign” appears in the deed I have transcribed (degrees).

Transcribed Deed Book 1, page 256.
This Indenture made this Twelfth day of January in the year of Our Lord One thousand eigh hundred and ten between John Peake of the County of Loudun and State of Virginia Attorney in fact for Anna Borrin West of the County and State aforesaid of the one part and James Hayworth of the County of Highland and State of Ohio of the other part. Witnesseth that whereas the said Anna Borrin West of the County of Loudun and State of Virginia did execute her letter of Attorney on the 13th day of November in the year One thousand and one empowering the said John Peake to sell and survey the following tract or parcel of land as will be more fully appear by the said letter of Attorney Recorded in Highland County December the Twelfth, One thousand eight hundred and nine. Now therefore the said John Peake as attorney in fact as aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred and twenty three dollars to him in hand paid the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge and acquitt the said James Hayworth has granted bargained and sold by these presents doth hereby grant bargain and sell unto the aforesaid James Hayworth the following tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Highland and State of Ohio aforesaid and on the waters of Lees Creek a branch of the Rattle Snake Fork of Paint Creek and bounded as follows (Viz) Beginning at a Mulberry black locust and black ash, Westerly corner (?) to Andersons Survey. Thence S 17 (degrees) & 70 poles to two Hickorys a dogwood and black walnut. thence South 73 (degrees) W 100 poles to two Elms thence N 17 (degrees) W 177 poles to an Elm and Hickory, thence N 73 & 160 poles to a Hickory red Elm and dogwood thence S 17 & 87 poles to a red Elm red bud and Lynn (?). Thence N 73 & 95 poles to a blue ash Lynn (?) and Locust thence S 17 (degrees) & 20 poles to a Hackberry Sugartree and Elm thence S 73 (degrees) W 155 poles to the beginning containing One hundred Sixty one and a half acres it being part of a tract containing 1533 1/3 Acres granted to the said Anna Borrin West by Patent bearing date the ninth day of March 1809. Together with all the improvements and appendences thereunto belonging to have and to hold the same with the appendences to him the said James Hayworth his heirs and assigns forever, and the said John Peake as

page 257.
attorney in fact for the said Anna Borrin West and all singular to the premises aforesaid with the appentenaces unto the said James Hayworth his heirs and assigns against all persons whatsoever will warrant and forever defend by these presents. In Witness whereof the said John Peake as attorney in fact as aforesaid has hereinto set the hand and Seal of her the said Anna Borrin West the day and year above written-
Anna Borrin West (Seal)
John Peak Attorney in fact for
Anna Borrin West (Seal)
Signed Sealed and acknowledged in the presents of
Obed A, Borrin
John Davis
State of Ohio Highland County, S.S, This day the within mentioned John Peake appeared in person before me the Subscribing Justice and acknowledged the within signing and sealing to be his act and deed as attorney in fact for Anna Borrin West. In witness thereof I have hereinto set my hand and Seal this 26th day of January 1810-
James Johnson (Seal)

NOTES FOR DEED Transcribed Deed Book 1, page 256 -- January 12, 1810
West, Thomas OBZ-238 "This day satisfactory proof was given to the court that Anna West is the only heir of Charles West, deceased ...the said Charles West was the only son of Thomas West a captain who died in the Army in the year 1776 or 1777 which is ordered to be certified accordingly." Recorded Feb 10, 1807.
(Order Book Z, page 238, Loudon County, Virginia.) ^^

West Survey # 4003
Anderson Survey # 3579
Both of the above surveys appear on a 1871 map of Fairfield Township, Highland County and are mentioned in the above deed.

Other deeds and records for James Hayworth in Highland County.
Transcribed Deed Book 1, page 258, June 16, 1810 Nathaniel Pope and James Johnson sell to James Hayworth of Highland County 303 acres on the waters of Paint Creek for $600. Paint Creek is several miles east of the Ha(y)worth home and mill on Lees Creek. I assume that James purchased the property as an investment. Nathaniel Pope was one of the first settlers on Lees Creek along with James.
Notes for deed Transcribed Deed Book 1, page 258, June 16, 1810.
Military Warrant # 2960 issued to Nathan Smith, Survey # 2302.

Transcribed Deed Book 1, page 126, June 27, 1812. James Hayworth and Mary his wife to Philip W. Spargur, 103 acres on the waters of Paint Creek for $250. This is part of the tract of land purchased from Pope and Johnson.

Transcribed Deed Book 1, page 536, 26 March 26, 1819 James Hayworth sells to John Davis 93 acres on the waters of Paint Creek for $300. This also is part of the tract of land purchased from Pope and Johnson. This transcribed deed does not mention wife Mary.

Transcribed Deed Book 1, page 583, March 26, 1819 James Hayworth sells to Mercy George 92 acres on the waters of Paint Creek. I have only an abstract of this deed so I don’t know how much this property was sold for. This property is also part of the tract of land purchased from Pope and Johnson.

Transcribed Deed Book 10, page 264, November 3, 1823 James Hayworth and Mary his wife sell to Hugh Morgan 161½ acres on the waters of Lees Creek for $2000.

Transcribed Deed Book 10, page 250, November 3, 1823 Hugh Morgan to James Hayworth, mortgage on 161½ acres on Lees Creek for $1000.

Transcribed Deed Book 1, page 408, 28 May 28, 1830. Release of mortgage. On November 3, 1823 James Hayworth conveyed to Hugh Morgan 161½ acres on Lees Creek. On that date Morgan executed to Hayworth a mortgage on this land to secure $1,000 of the purchase price. Hayworth died and his son James and his widow Mary were appointed to administer his estate and appointed James Reese their attorney to collect the money due them.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Before I continue this part I want to explain that there were TWO Jane Thornburg(h)s in this life story. Do not confuse this Jane Thornburgh with the Jane Thornburg that married George Haworth in Highland County, Ohio in 1812. Both families were living in Guilford County at the same time and may have had a distant relationship.

As I mentioned in part 1, Richard Mendenhall, son of Mordecai and Charity Beeson Mendenhall accompanied his parents to Rowan County in 1751-1752. On June 24, 1758 Richard’s marriage to Jane Thornburgh was recorded in the Minutes of New Garden Monthly Meeting. The couple was probably married at Deep River Meeting at an earlier date but I have not been able to find those records.

I do not know where Richard and Jane lived except that it was probably close to his parents and they were members of Deep River Meeting. There is a notation at Deep River monthly meeting that Richard Mendenhall departed this life or was lost in 1773. I am sure that you all remember that Richard was killed by Indians just after dawn on October 10, 1773 in (what is now) Russell County, Virginia while on an failed expedition to Kentucky with Daniel Boone. As a bit of an aside, I remind you that James Haworth was also reported to have been on this expedition. I have no ideas on how Richard became acquainted with Boone or why he chose to go to Kentucky. I assume that since the Boone party was made up of several “Regulators” (google Regulator War) Richard may have had sympathetic feeling towards this group. Contemporary news reports at the following link.

There is a discussion on who the parents of this Jane Thornburgh were. It appears the two likely candidates are Thomas and Sarah Thornburgh and Walter and Margaret Thornburgh with no absolute proof for either couple. However Walter and Margaret were neighbors of Mordecai and Charity Mendenhall in North Carolina and had purchased property from the Mendenhalls. Mordecai Mendenhall leased land from agents of the Earl of Granville in 1753 located in the southwest corner of present day Guilford County and then in 1757 he released (sold) the land to Walter and Margaret Thornbrough. This Walter is listed in some genealogy sites as an older brother of the Edward Thornburgh that married Ann Armfield listed below.

John Mendenhall, son of Richard and Jane Thornburgh Mendenhall, was born in Rowan County (now Guilford) on March 6, 1759 (MFA listing). John married Ruth Brown, daughter of Joseph and Ann Jones Morgan Brown, May 6, 1785 (MFA listing).

Joseph Mendenhall, son of John and Ruth Brown Mendenhall, was born in Guilford County October 2, 1787 (MFA listing).

On August 2, 1804 Springfield Monthly Meeting granted certificates to John and Ruth Brown Mendenhall and family and John’s mother Jane to Miami Monthly Meeting in Ohio. John, Ruth and family are recorded as arriving in Ohio, Jane is not. (MFA lists Jane’s death date as June 7, 1796 at Deep River, Guilford County, North Carolina. MFA also lists Jane‘s parents as Walter and Margaret Slade Thornburgh without reference.)

Ruth Large Brown, widow of Thomas Brown of Frederick County, Virginia (now Berkeley County, West Virginia) and the mother of Joseph Brown, was received on certificate from Hopewell Monthly Meeting to Cane Creek Monthly Meeting “received 1753 11 4“. Ruth died in Rowan County (now Guilford) on May 22, 1763, her death is listed in the Minutes of New Garden Monthly Meeting.

I found no record for Joseph Brown, son of Thomas and Ruth Large Brown, transferring his church membership to North Carolina but he seems to have appeared in this area in 1762 when a Joseph Brown purchased property. Joseph married Ann Jones Morgan, widow of Henry Morgan and their marriage is listed at Cane Creek Monthly Meeting October 27, 1763. Ann is believed to have been the daughter of John and Mary Jones.
Joseph sold the Brown home property in Virginia, 428 acres and the house, to Thomas Ellis on September 12, 1766. Joseph lived in Rowan County, North Carolina at the time of the sale. Ruth Brown, the daughter of Joseph and Ann Jones Morgan Brown, was born near New Garden Monthly Meeting on April 4, 1767.

Joseph Thornburgh and Ann Armfield
The following is quoted from:
Newsletter, Armfield Family, Volume 6, Number 3 March , 2011
“Ann was received on certificate (roc) at the Cane Creek Monthly Meeting on 7 Mar 1752, as listed in the Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy , page 1 372. We have been unable to find the name of the monthly meeting that issued this certificate. In 1752 Cane Creek would have been in Orange County, NC. Ann was married by 30 Nov 1754 in Rowan County as the New Garden MM recorded her marriage to Joseph Thornbrough as condemned out of unity (mou) on that date. The circumstances of this condemnation are unknown. Joseph was a birthright Quaker by having been born into a Quaker family. Joseph was later received to New Garden MM on 25 Sep 1756. A record of their marriage has not been found in any Quaker or civil documents. Their eight children are listed in New Garden Monthly Meeting, in the Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, page 519. Many of these children married within the Quaker faith.”

“We do not have much more documentation on Ann. While there is no primary source
records to prove Ann was the daughter of Isaac, Sr., it is taken more or less for granted due to circumstantial evidence. Several researchers have used the name Nancy Ann, but again no source for this name has been found. Ann was often used as a nickname for Nancy. Ann was born about 1732 possibly in Concord Township, Lancaster County, PA. Concord Township in Lancaster County is now located in Delaware County, PA. Some researchers have written that Ann went back to Pennsylvania to marry Joseph, but even though that’s certainly possible, that would have been a very difficult journey at that time for a young woman. It would seem more likely Ann came to North Carolina as a single woman and married Joseph in North Carolina.”
“……….Joseph’s place of birth as Pennsylvania in 1728. Joseph Thornborough was the son of Edward & Jean Thornborough.”

“…………..Ann was alive in January of 1793 as she was mentioned in Joseph’s will and in Aug of 1800 when Joseph’s will was probated. She would have been about sixty-eight years old in 1800. A record of her death or where she may have been buried has not been found. Joseph died 25 Jun 1800 in Guilford County and according to family histories was buried at the New Garden MM Burial Grounds. The original copy of his will is in the North Carolina Archives. Written in Joseph’s will, “Wife Ann to receive mare, 2 cows, furniture and Maintenance during widowhood. Son Joseph -100 acres where he lives. Sons Edward & Isaac remainder of land. Daughters Ann Hoggatt, Mary Hodgson, Margaret Hoggatt, & Elizabeth Hodgson- each five shillings. Exrs. sons Edward & Joseph Thornburgh. Wits: William Armfield, Esqr., Joseph Thornburgh.” Source: "Guilford County, North Carolina Will Abstracts 1771-1841" by Irene B. Webster.”

“Ann and Joseph Thornbrough were the parents of eight children as listed in Hinshaws
Quaker abstracts:
1. Jane b. 21 Oct 1754; d. 17 Aug 1763 Rowan County, NC
2. Edward b. 30 Mar 1757; d. 19 Dec 1839 Randolph County, NC; m. #1 Phebe Summer
abt 1779 #2 Keziah Wright 09 Jan 1803
3. Joseph b. 29 Feb 1759; d. 13 May 1842 Rush County, IN; m. Rachel Brown 14 Feb
4. Ann b. 22 Nov 1761; d. 12 Oct 1832 Clinton County, OH; m. Joseph Hoggatt 05 May
5. Mary b. 13 Mar 1764; d. 11 Aug 1842 Washington County, IN; m. #1 Nathan Hiatt 11
Mar 1784 #2 William Hodgson 21 Dec 1790
6. Margaret b. 10 Jan 1767; d. 23 Sep 1843 Henry County, IA; m. Stephen Hoggatt 03 Mar 1786
7. Elizabeth b. 1 Feb 1769; d. 17 Oct 1794 Guilford County, NC; m. Hur Hodgson 03 Dec
8. Isaac b. 6 Oct 1773; d. 28 Jun 1862 Randolph County, IN; m. #1 Rebecca Hodgson 04
Oct 1792 #2 Mary Ann Ring”

“………..Various spellings include: Thornbury, Thornburgh, Thornburg, Thornberry. The family was Irish and the name was pronounced Thorn-bree.”

Edward Thornburgh was the second child of Joseph and Ann Armfield Thornburgh. Edward married Phoebe Sumner, daughter of Robert and Phoebe Beals Canaday Sumner, about 1779. Edward was dismissed from the church on March 3, 1780 at New Garden Monthly Meeting for his marriage out of unity to Phoebe. I find this odd because Phoebe was a birthright Quaker, so I am guessing that they were married in a civil ceremony but no record of such has been found yet.

Their daughter Jane Thornburg(h) is listed in the records at New Garden as being born May 16, 1795. This is the Jane Thornburg that married George Haworth. Edward and Phoebe had 10 children, all listed in the record of New Garden Monthly Meeting. It appears that Phoebe died March 8, 1802 shortly after the birth of their last child Jacob. Phoebe is listed as being buried at New Garden. Here again we have some irregularity in the Quaker records as there are some differences in birth dates listed at New Garden and in records at Fairfied in Ohio.

Edward married second Keziah Wright, the marriage listed at New Garden Monthly Meeting on January 9, 1803. Edward and Keziah of Sandy Spring Meeting and family, including all of Phoebe’s children, received a certificate to transfer to Miami Monthly Meeting in Ohio on September 27, 1806 from New Garden Monthly Meeting.

William and Charity Dillon Rees my 5th great grandparents and their family were granted a certificate from Hopewell Monthly Meeting, Frederick County Virginia to New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina “6,4, 1772”. Their daughter Mary as a girl of 5 accompanied them on their move. (I am sure that you will remember that Mary married James Haworth.)

Guilford County, North Carolina, Deed Book One page 276.
18 10th month 1772, Simeon Taylor & Esther his wife of Guilford,
planter, to William Rees of same, planter, five shillings, 208 acres, on both
sides of Reedy Fork, begin at a white oak saplin, S 21 ch. to a hicory, W 45
1/2 ch. to a white oak bush on Forster's line, his line N cross Reedy Fork to
/2 ch. to a white oak, E 25 ch. to the center of 3 black oaks, N 17 1/2 ch.
to a white oak bush, E 12 1/2 ch. to a hicory, S12E 14 1/2 ch. to a black oak
David Macy's cor., S on Macy's line cross Reedy Fork 34 ch. to a black oak, E
4 ch. to a white oak saplin the first station; signed: Simeon Taylor, Esther
Taylor; witness: Daniel Dillion, Joseph Perkins; proved August 1774 Term by

page 277.
8 12th month 1772, Simeon Taylor & Esther his wife of Guilford,
planter, to William Rees of same, planter, two hundred pounds, 208 acres,
(The above two entries are a lease and a release for the same property.)

From Sarah (Haworth) Carr from a statement made by her father Rees Haworth who was a son of James and Mary Rees Haworth, Rushville, Indiana February 17, 1907.
"My mother was born in Virginia but moved with her parents to North Carolina, settling near Guilford Court House. She was in hearing of the battle which was fought there on the fifteen of March 1781. She sat upon the door-step of her father's house and saw the ambulance wagons go by with the dead and wounded soldiers; she saw the blood dripping from the wagons. She was only fourteen years of age and this awful sight made an impression on her mind she never forgot."

The information on Robert and Phoebe Beals Canaday Sumner is confusing at best. I have yet to find a firm death date for Robert and only sketchy references for death information. I also have no idea why his will was not probated until several years after his death was reported. So, the following is the best that I have for now.

Robert Sumner is assumed to have been born in what is now Fairfax or Loudon County, Virginia in 1716, his parents are unknown. He married Phoebe Beals Canaday, widow of John Canaday and daughter of John and Sarah Bowater Beals in Fairfax County, Virginia November 29, 1746. This marriage was out of unity with the Quakers and Phoebe was disowned. However on "26-6-1749" Robert was received into membership on request at the Fairfax Monthly Meeting, so all was forgiven.

The family was granted a certificate to Carver's Creek Monthly Meeting, Bladen County, North Carolina "2-2- 1751", then transferred to Cane Creek Monthly Meeting and were received there "7-10- 1751", then the family transfered their membership to New Garden Monthly Meeting in what is now Guilford County in 1754. Phoebe, daughter of Robert and Phoebe Beals Canaday Sumner, and was born 5/18/1755 and her birth was recorded at New Garden.

Westfield Meeting, originally known as Tom’s Creek Meeting, was established in Surry County in the 1760’s under the guidance of New Garden. While I have not seen Robert's name on a membership roster for Westfield Meeting, it was the only Meeting in the area and several of his sons were known members. That and the fact that Robert's will was probated in Surry County makes me feel that he and his family were members. Several family web sites state that Robert and Phoebe were buried at New Garden Monthly Meeting however, they were both probably buried at Westfield Meeting. I say this for two reasons, New Garden was in charge of the Westfield Meeting so they did keep their records and New Garden was 60 some miles away across a mountain and it would have been, to say the least, impractical to transport them that distance.

Robert's made his will on 31 10th month 1775 and death is reported December 1, 1776 (also given as 1777 and 1779 at various sites) however his will was not recorded until the May Court session 1785 in Surry County. Find a grave website lists his burial at Jamestown FBG in Guilford County. I have not seen a copy of his will but there is an abstract on line that mentions an unnamed wife, sons Thomas, Robert, Boater, William, Caleb, Joshua, daughters, Phebe, Prudence, Abigail and Sarah. Executors Boater Bales, Boater Summers (Cousins Bowater Bales and Bowater Sumner (Cousins to each other, not Robert.)). Witness Uriah (x) Carson, Strangeman Stanley, Proved by Strangeman Stanley.

Surry County, NC, Will Abstracts Pg 175
List of wills at the North Carolina State Archives
Summers, Robert 31 10th mo. 1775 May 1785

The following two references would indicate that Robert died in late 1776 or early 1777.
Title: Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy.
Author: William Wade Hinshaw
Publication: Thomas Worth Marshall, Editor and Compiler. Ann Arbor, Mich.
Page: Vol 1 page 575
Note: 1777, 4, 26, Robert Sumner's death rpd.

Thomas Sumner, Surry Co., son of Robert, deceased, m. Hannah Hiatt dt. Joseph, same place, 8-10-1777 at Tom's Creek. Wit: David Ballard, John Jackson, William Beales, John Hiatt, Thos. Beales, Isaac Jones, Ann Hiatt, Ruth Jackson, Mary Carson, Sarah Beales, John Burras, Phebe Beales
Phoebe Beals Canaday Sumner is reported to have died in Surry County on August 19, 1805.

‘The Westfield Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, better known in this area as "Old Westfield", is the oldest church in Surry or Stokes County and probably the oldest religious group in Northwest North Carolina this side of the Moravian settlements of what is now Winston Salem. The Meeting dates back to the 1760's when pioneer Quakers from New Garden (now Guilford College) crossed Quaker Gap of the Sauratown mountains to plant a new community in the valleys of Big Creek and Tom's Creek.”

“Early Quakers began holding meetings at Westfield by 1772 under the care of New Garden Quarterly Meeting and continued until the monthly meeting was established in 1786. Representatives from New Garden were sent to hold services for them. This is said to have lead to the name, "Westfield." The Quakers at New Garden regarded the work as a mission project and since it was located west of New Garden it was referred to as, "The Western Field." Thus comes the name, "Westfield." “ ^

Our James Haworth and his brother George were probably also in the area from about 1773 to 1781 when they moved west into what is now Tennessee but I do not know where they were located.

Strangeman and Elizabeth Cox Hutchins were living in a part of Surry County that is now Yadkin County. They were the parents of Jane Hutchins who married Athanasius Barnett. Strangeman died in Surry County February 10, 1792.

As for the paternal side, Thomas and Elizabeth Stockton Lockhart, my great grandparents, were in Orange County, North Carolina prior to 1771. William, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Stockton, was born in Orange County in December 1771.
The family sold their property in North Carolina in 1780 and returned to Henry County, Virginia.

Thomas’ son and his son’s wife, William and Elizabeth Fletcher Lockhart, moved to Surry County, North Carolina about 1800 and remained there until about 1816 when he sold his property and moved to Washington County, Indiana. William appears on the census for 1810 and a tax listing for 1812 showing that he was taxed for 170 acres. William was a farmer and operated a nursery and took cuttings and seeds to Indiana where he also operated a nursery.

Monday, February 14, 2011

This map shows the approximate location of points of interest.

1. Property of William and Charity Rees.
2. Guilford Court House Battlefield.
3. New Garden Monthly Meeting.
4. Joseph and Ann Armfield Thornburg.
5. Stokes County. Surry County is directly west of Stokes.
6. Deep River Monthly Meeting.
7. Property of Mordecai and Charity Mendenhall.
8. Springfield Monthly Meeting.
9. Property of Richard and Charity Beeson.
10. Centre Monthly Meeting.
11. Sandy Spring Meeting.
12. Property of Joseph and Ann Jones Morgan Brown.
13. Cane Creek Monthly Meeting.

There are several families to cover in this area so I have split this post into two parts.
PART 1.…
Anson, Orange, Rowan, Surry and Guilford Counties, North Carolina.

To simplify matters, I am mentioning only counties that were formed in which we have a family interest. Anson County was formed in 1750 and was a very large territory with undefined northern and western boundaries. In 1753, the northern part of Anson County became Rowan County. Orange County was formed in 1752 from parts of Bladen, Granville, and Johnston Counties; in 1770 the western part of Orange and the eastern part of Rowan County were joined to form Guilford County. In 1771 the northeastern part of the remains of Rowan County became Surry County. Stokes county was formed in 1789 from Surry County. In 1849, the western third of Orange County became Alamance County which now borders Guilford on the east. (I think.)

Richard and Charity Grubb Beeson were received at New Garden Monthly Meeting in Rowan County, North Carolina on November 20, 1754, on a certificate issued from Hopewell Monthly Meeting in Virginia on September 2, 1754.< Hopewell Friends History. It would appear that the Beesons made the trip in a relatively short time. It would also appear that both Richard and Charity were in ill health during this time period. I have included the following two letters in some family papers before but some of you may not have seen them so I will include them here.

A Letter From Charity Grubb Beeson to her sister, Phebe Grubb Hadley.
"Loving Sister,
This is to let thee know that we have Received three letters from ye and three presents therein I sent the[e] no letters; I had not freedom Last winter was a year, I had a long time of sickness which brought me very loe in body, and mind and now I am troubled with short breath so that I think I am going home softly. I thought it would Trouble Thee more to let thee know my condition Then send no letters.

I goes to meeting sometimes; we have a meting every other fifth day at our house, my husband grose weakly; the Lord who Lited our candles hath not put them out. Our children Remember their loves to you all. I have sente two presents to the[e] as a toacon of Love and youenity. We donte know that thear heath bene any mischif done in the government as yet by the Indins, but dont know how soon thear may be for some is doubtfull thear my be before the truble some times be over. I desire the[e] to remember oure kind Loves to all oure neare Relations and friends. We under Stand that oure brother John Grubb is desesed, but we have no Cartunty of it. I desire thee to let me know what is become of Peter Grubb's widow. Remember my Love to brother Henry Grubb in particular. So we ad no more at present but Remembering our kind Loves to thee and thy family the 28th of ye fifth month, 1758.

Richard Beeson
Charity Beeson
the tocens which I sente was Love and Youenity"
^Source: Beeson Genealogy, by Jasper Luther Beeson. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina

The return letter From Phebe Grubb Hadley to her sister, Charity Grubb Beeson.
"Ye 9th of ye 9th mo; 1758;
West Bradford, Chester County

Loving Brother and Sister;
I received Your Letter this day, Dated ye 5th Month 1758, in which I had Great statisfaction to hear of You, Except that Impediment and Stopage in my Sister's Breath and my Brother's Weakness for which I am Ready to Sympathise With, Still hoping that Light, the Grace of God, may be your instructor Until it may Please Him to Call us Unto Himself Which is my Desire Both for you and myself, it Gives me Great Satisfaction to hear of your Keeping to meeting knowing by Experience the Benefit of Waiting Upon the Lord of help in this time of trouble. I have at this time no Child at home But I Acknowledge for myself on the Behalf of my children the Love My cousins has Remembered to us. The Present you have sent to me I Acknowledge and hope to keep as a Sure token of friendship. My desire is that you may be Still kept from the Merciless hand of the Enemy [Indians] and Above the fear of them by trusting in the god of all strength. We have frequently heard of their doing Mischief in the Province.

According to Your desire I shall Let our Relations Know the Contents of your Letter as soon as Possible; the time being so short I have not as yet had no Opportunity But I shall be Carefull. Brother John Grubb is Certainly Deceased this Life he Died with the Gravel and Was decently Buried at Chichester in Friends Buring Ground, the Corps Accompanied by Brothers Emanuel, Samuel, Nathaniel and my self, With a great Company of Others. Brother John has set his two oldest Negroes free and the Rest to be set free at twenty five Years of age. Sister Hannah Grubb Lives at Wilmington & among her Children. I saw her Lately. She lives Exceeding Well full and Plenty. My Children and family is at Present in health as Usual and their families. My son Nathaniel and Isaac is out at Work at the mason trade. Joseph is at John Wall's. John Wall, my son in Law has a daughter about nine months old and Calls Her Name Charity.

Our Brothers is all in Good health Except our Living and Beloved Brother Samuel; he is at this time in Kingwood in Hunterton County in West Jersey or Was there Lately to be Cured of a Cancer in his Under lip which is Very Painfull. Brother Richard, I have heard Lately of Joseph Gregg and his family they are all in Reasonable Good health. I have heard nothing to the Contray from thy Cousins by the River. So I Conclude Still Remembering that Love and Unity Which ought to subsist among Brethern and Sisters in the fellowship of truth.

Please to Remember my Love to My Children and Grand Children by My Late husband and to William Cox and his Wife Rachel Wright, With all Other Enquiring friend. Do no Neglect Writing to me as often as Possible and the Circumstance of Your Affairs and Condition if you please, Concerning these Troubelsome times.

This from your sister Phebe Hadly."
^Source: The Beeson Family Homepage

Richard appears on the 1759 Rowan County, North Carolina tax list as Richard Beason.
Both Richard and Charity are listed as Quaker ministers at various web sites however I have not been able to find verification of this in any record. Charity Grubb Beeson died November 22, 1761 in Rowan County (now Guilford County), North Carolina and is buried at Centre Monthly Meeting. Richard Beeson died January 1, 1777 in Guilford County and is also buried at Centre Monthly Meeting. Centre Meeting is located near Polecat Creek in the southern part of Guilford County east of the Deep River.

“Named for its location halfway between Cane Creek and New Garden meetings, Centre Friends Meeting began in 1757. Seven years before, William Hockett purchased 640 acres near Polecat Creek in present-day Guilford County. John Bales, Matthew Ozborn, Richard Beeson, and Peter Dix settled soon after Hockett’s 1750 arrival. Friends living in the area had to travel eighteen miles on foot to attend worship at New Garden. To relieve them of the thirty-six mile round trip, New Garden Meeting granted Centre Friends permission to hold worship. A deed for the land given by Matthew Ozborn for the meeting house to be built was made in Salisbury in 1763. At that time, the land was in Rowan County. The first building was completed in 1763. Cane Creek Meeting authorized Centre Friends as a Monthly Meeting in 1772.”

“The original building at Centre was a log cabin 20 feet square. “ ^

Will Book 1, page 58, Randolph County, North Carolina.
Richard Beeson Sr. lived near Deep River in southern Guilford County but his will was filed in Randolph County which boarders Guilford to the south. I assume that it was closer and easier to go the county seat of Randolph County.

Whereas I Richard Beeson of Deep River in Guilford County North Carolina being fair advanst in years and knowing the uncertainty of life and certainty of death do therefore (unreadable) fit to make this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows first I recommend my soul to the lord and my body to the earth to be berried in a Christian like manner at the discression of my executors hearafter to be named and as touching such worldly substances where withal that it hath pleased the lord to bless me with this life which I despose thereof in the following manner and form:
First of all I order all my just debts to be paid and funeral charges to be paid by my executors hearafter to be named
2d I give to my grandson Stephanus Haworth two hundred acres of the land I now live on including all improvement to him his heirs and assigns and no more
3dly I give to my two sons Benjamin Beeson and Isaac Beeson and to their heirs and assigns the remaining part of the said tract of land to each and equal and
4thly I give to my son Benjamin two fether beds and all the furniture belonging thereunto. I give to my son Isaac to have the feather bed I now ly upon and all the furniture belonging thereunto
5thly It is my will that the remaining part of my moveable estate shall be equally divided among all my children to wit Benjamin Isaac Pheby and Charity in the best and most suitable manner it can be done by my Executors
6thly And further I do give to all or any of my isue that doth or lay claim hearafter to any right of heirship by my Executors hearafter to be named
7thly I ordain and constitute and appoint my two sons Benjamin and Isaac to be and sole executors of this my last will and testament hearby utterly disallowing and revoking and making void all other and former wills testament and leageacies by me maid Retifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hear unto set my name and affixed my seal this 29th day of the month called march in the year 1775.

Signed Sealed pronounced to be the said Richard Beesons last will and testament in the presents of us
Jeremiah Reynolds Richard Beeson Seal
Joseph Lamb
Isaac Beeson, Jr.

Charity Beeson, daughter of Richard and Charity Grubb Beeson, was married to Mordecai Mendenhall. The Mendenhalls, including their 13 year old son Richard, obtained a certificate from Hopewell Monthly Meeting in Virginia on March 6, 1751 and were received at Cane Creek Monthly Meeting, then in either Bladen, Granville, or Johnston County (then Orange County now Alamance County), North Carolina on March 7, 1752.
Mordecai was in Anson County (now Guilford) in 1751 when he made a land entry for 640 acres on Richland Creek. And then, “1752 June 12 Deed. Thomas Ridge of Anson County, planter, to Mordecai Mendenhall of same, lease 5 shillings, release £1 Virginia money, 1,134 acres on north side of Richland Creek below Benjamin Well, 2 tracts granted to Ridge by Earl of Granville 15 March 1752. Signed: Thomas Ridge (seal); witnesses: James Carter, Elijah McCoy”
Over the years Mordecai and Charity sold tracts of this land to some of their sons. I did not, however, find a sale to son Richard who was my direct relative..

Mordecai Mendenhall is listed in the DAR Patriot Index as furnishing supplies for the militia during the Revolutionary War. It was a common practice for militias to forage and take food stuffs and animals that it needed to sustain their operations and it appears that the Mendenhalls were one source of supply. One can not be sure if they were willing suppliers. It also appears that after the Battle of Guilford Court House the Mendenhall property and some buildings were used as a hospital foe troops on both sides.

Following quoted from:

"The minutes of Cane Creek Monthly Meeting for November 4, 1753 record the beginnings of the Deep River Friends Meeting. Minutes from that meeting note that Friends of Deep River, living near present day High Point wished to hold worship amongst themselves. A year later on November 30, 1754, Deep River Friends received permission from the New Garden Meeting to hold meetings. Most members had relocated to the Piedmont from Pennsylvania and Nantucket prior to 1750. By the end of the meeting’s first decade, it had gained 423 members through transfers. In 1778, Deep River Friends became a Monthly Meeting."
" From 1754 until the construction of the first meeting house in 1758, the meeting met in the homes of Thomas Mills, Mordecai Mendenhall, Walter Thornborough, and Benjamin Beeson. Built in 1758, the original meeting house had a barn like appearance and included a partition in order to separate the men and women for their business meetings."
"Like many churches in the area during the Revolutionary War, Deep River Friends Meeting found itself in the middle of the warpath. In 1781, 3,000 of Colonel Banastre Tarleton’s Redcoats, used the meeting grounds as their campground in route to the Battle of Guilford Courthouse." Forgive my digression here but some of you will remember that Charles De Pauw’s unit of French Calvary participated in a battle against Tarleton’s unit at Gloucester Point across the York River from Yorktown in October of 1781. The result of this action drove Tarleton from the field and forced the English back into the fortifications where they were trapped. Charles De Pauw may have been wounded in this action.

Mordecai wrote his will on January 9, 1796 which was probated and recorded in Guilford County Will Book A, page 239 in November of 1803. His death date is listed as November 3, 1803. Mordecai willed five shillings to the heirs of his son Richard. Charity Beeson Mendenhall died September 20, 1809 and both are buried at Springfield Meeting House Cemetery, High Point, North Carolina.

“For a quarter century beginning around 1750, immigrants, many of them members of the Society of Friends, swarmed into Piedmont North Carolina. The first meetings in the colony were organized in 1751 in Alamance County at Cane Creek and in Guilford County at New Garden, since that time the historical center of Quakerism in North Carolina. Other Friends meetings soon developed, among them Springfield, the site of which is today encompassed by the city of High Point. From Springfield and other meetings in the Piedmont were launched in the early nineteenth century the westward migrations of Quakers to the present Midwest.”
“Meetings were begun at Springfield in 1773. In 1780, at the request of the Deep River meeting under whose guidance they remained to that time, Springfield was set up as a Preparative Meeting. In 1786 church members received the deed for five acres on which their meeting house was then standing. Springfield was established as a Monthly Meeting in 1790.^
Mordecai and Charity probably did not move, Springfield Meeting was probably just closer to their residence.