List of Families
Number The family of Number The family of
A-1-1 John Sherman Bauguess (3)
-2 James Madison (Matt) Bauguess, Jr. (4)
-3 James Madison Bauguess, Sr. (5)
-4 William (Will) Bauguess (6)
-5 James Bauguess, Sr. (7)
A-2-1 Richard Cornelius Ingool (4)
-2 Nathaniel Ingool (5)
-3 Frederick Ingold (6)
-4 William Ingold (7)
-5 Peter Ingold, Sr. (8)
A-3-1 Willis Milton Walker (5)
-2 Willis Walker (6)
-3 Josiah Walker (7)
A-4-1 Emanuel Bauguess (6)
-2 Richard Bauguess, Sr. (7)
A-5-1 Reuben Sparks, Sr. (7)
-2 Solomon Sparks, Sr. (8)
-3 Joseph Sparks, Sr. (9)
-4 William Sparks, Sr. (10)
A-6-1 Hardin Pruitt (5)
-2 Joel Pruitt, Sr. (6)
-3 Joseph Pruitt, Jr. (7)
-4 Joseph Prewitt, Sr. (8)
-5 Uriah Prewitt, Sr. (9)
-6 Henry Prewitt, Sr. (10)
-7 Thomas Prewitt (11)
A-7-1 John Buttery (7)
A-8-1 Christopher McCrary, Sr. (6)
A-9-1 William Myers (6)
-2 John Myers (7)
-3 Joseph Myers, Sr. (8)
A-10-1 Zadock Tharpe (7)
-2 William Tharp, Jr. (8)
-3 William Tharp, Sr. (9)
-4 Thomas Tharp, Sr. (10)
A-11-1 Noel Waddell (7)
A-12-1 Zachariah Brooks (6)
-2 James Brooks (7)
A-13-1 John Rhodes, Jr. (7)
-2 John Rhodes, Sr. (8)
A-14-1 Luke Jennings, Sr. (8)
-2 John Jennings, Jr. (9)
-3 John Jennings, Sr. (10)
A-15-1 James Dobbs (11)
A-16-1 Thomas Austin (10)
This book traces the ancestors of my father’s mother, Doris Faye Bauguess.
1. Lilian Bauguess 5/16/1921 - 9/ 1/1921
2. Arvin Bauguess 5/31/1922 - 9/24/2004
3. James Marvin (Jim) Bauguess 8/25/1925 - 7/31/1955
4. Charles William Bauguess 8/22/1927
5. Selma Jean Bauguess 6/14/1929
6. *Doris Faye Bauguess 9/ 1/1931
7. Claude Bauguess 8/14/1932 - 8/23/1932
8. Fred Horton Bauguess 8/ 7/1934
9. Patsy Bauguess 6/28/1936
10. Clyde Ted Bauguess 9/ 2/1938 - 9/ 7/1971
11. Vaughn Olden Bauguess 8/ 7/1939 - 6/13/2005
12. Zeno Ralph Bauguess 5/16/1941
13. Bobby Jack Bauguess 4/ 5/1942
14. William Junior Bauguess 6/27/1944
Jim was born in Wilkes Co, NC, while Charles was born in Alleghany Co, NC.62 About 1926, they moved from Traphill, Wilkes Co, NC, to southern Grayson Co, VA, on New River, just across the state line. They made the move to get away from the family liquor-making business. If they were out of the state, they could not be caught. After living there about three years, they returned to Traphill to be nearer to their families.106 Selma was born in Wilkes Co.65
The 1930 Wilkes Co census lists them renting their grain farm in Traphill Township, p19A, #276/276: John S. Bauguess (33, married at 24, can read and write), Verna (23, wife, married at 14, can read and write), Arvin (8, son), Marvin (5, son), Charles W. (3, son), and Thelma (9 months, dau).113
In Traphill they lived off Bauguess Mill Rd. John Sherman Bauguess is said to have owned about 60 acres “in the holler”. Originally, they lived in a three-room house until it burned down.32,106 As the story was told to me, it happened one day in March 1943 when cornbread and vegetables were on the stove in the kitchen. However, the fire did not start in the kitchen, but in the living room. Some wet clothes were hanging over the fireplace to dry. Vaughn was about three years old and found a straw broom to play with near the fireplace. Intrigued by both the broom and the fire, he decided to combine the two. The straw caught on fire, and as the blaze grew, it caught the wet clothes on fire. It quickly spread to the mantle, and by the time the tar wallpaper was ablaze there was nothing that could be done to save the house. Six year old Patsy got the baby Bobby out of his bed and ran out of the house. Selma went to get a bucket of water, but it was too late. Until their house could be rebuilt, they lived in the nearby Dowell House.381
One day Jim, Arvin, and Charles were at a still making liquor. Their mother knew where they were and heard that the law was coming. To prevent them from being caught, yet still scare them, she quickly dressed up in overalls and a hat and went out to the still. As she approached, her sons thought they were seeing the law coming, and ran away. However, before Verna had a chance to leave, the real law showed up in the form of sheriff Charlie Felts. Luckily she was able to explain the situation and avoid a trip to the county jail.381
1. Lilian died as an infant and is buried at Roundhill Bap Ch in an unmarked grave.32,66 Her death certificate (Wi Bk 7, p302) gives her death date and her age as 3 months, 10 days.64 It says she was “found ded in bed”.64 [b69, d64,69]
2. Arvin married Bonnie Lee Billings on 9/11/1943 in Wilkes Co.3,62
[b69,342, d342] Ref 3, p389; Ref 342, 9/27/2004.
3. Jim married Mozelle Billings and is buried at Stony Ridge Bap Ch.3 He died as the result of being shot three times by his neighbor Freeman Garris.243 The incident occurred near his home in the Stony Ridge area. According to the newspaper article, he was riding in a car toward his home on a Sunday afternoon with Freeman Garris and his cousin Theodore Bauguess when a sudden rain shower forced them to stop for about fifteen minutes. When the rain stopped, Jim and Freeman got out of the car and started arguing about whether Jim was going home. A “scuffle” ensued in the road and Freeman shot Jim three times. When the police arrived, Freeman turned himself in. He told police that Jim “got him down” and, fearing for his life, he pulled out the gun and shot him in self defense. The coroner’s report later stated that at least two of the bullets entered the body from the back.243
A different version of the story is that Theodore was driving and Freeman and Jim were passengers. Freeman wanted to by Jim’s car, but Jim did not want to sell it. Theodore stopped the car, and Jim got out and started running down the road toward home. He was shot from behind by Freeman. When help arrived, Jim was dead and had only a pocket knife, some change, and his snuff box. Freeman Garris is said to have served about five years of a 20 year sentence.381
[b3,62,69, d3,69,243] Ref 3, p390; Ref 243, 8/1/1955, p1.
4. Charles married Retha McCann.32 [b62,69]
5. Selma married Harvey Hampton Golden.3,32 [b65,69] Ref 3, p184.
6. Doris attended school 121 days in the 1936-37 school year while in first grade according to Wilkes Co records. The attendance card is incomplete and does not list any more information.340 She married Roy Clifford Duncan on 10/23/1948 in Wilkes Co.66 They lived in Elkin.32 [b32]
7. Claude died as an infant and is buried in an unmarked grave beside his father in the Bauguess Graveyard.32 [b69, d69]
8. Fred married Jacqueline Elizabeth Tate.3,32 His delayed birth certificate was recorded in Wilkes Bk 44, p162.65 [b65,69] Ref 3, p590.
9. Patsy first married Clay Wiles on 11/17/1949.381 After he died she married Ray Dudley on 4/22/1978.381 [b69,381]
10. Clyde married Shirley Burgess, and they lived in Winston-Salem, NC.32,193 He died of cancer.32,193 He was buried at Asbury United Meth Ch.381 [b69, d69,193]
11. Vaughn married Mary Lee Benge on 3/28/1959 in Elkin, Surry Co, NC.32,66,319 His marriage certificate gives his age as 18.66
[b69,319,342, d342] Ref 342 (6/15/2005, pA3).
12. Zeno married Judy Carol Pardue.32 [b69]
13. Bobby first married Delores Jackson and second Ann Blackburn.32 [b69]
14. William Junior (June) was called John Sherman Bauguess, Jr. until he was fifteen years old when he got his driver’s license. The birth certificate wrongly read “William Junior”. In the newspaper article regarding his father’s death, his name is given as “Sherman, Jr”.243 He married Gaynell Baugus.32 [b69]
1. child Bauguess
2. child Bauguess
3. Mary J. (Mollie) Bauguess 5/ 4/1895 - 5/30/1984
4. *John Sherman Bauguess 7/11/1896 - 9/ 9/1945
5. child Bauguess
6. Bettie Viola Bauguess 4/28/1899 - 8/16/1988
7. Carah Demmie Bauguess 1/ 1/1901 - 9/27/1963
8. Fisher Bauguess 1903 -
9. Shirley (Sherd) Bauguess 5/ 4/1904 - 11/ 9/1983
10. child Bauguess
11. Charles (Charlie) Bauguess 1907 - 4/ 6/1941
12. Oliver Frank Bauguess 3/29/1910 - 1/21/1934
13. Sally Bauguess 1/ 6/1911 -
14. Bahnson Jack Bauguess 1913 - 1934
15. Maude Bauguess 11/28/1915 -
16. boy Bauguess - 7/10/1917
17. Trecie Marie Bauguess 7/11/1917 - 2005
18. Juanice Bauguess 10/ 9/1922 -
I have listed Maude as the girl born in 1915. Ref 62 lists Maude who died young. This is the only source that mentions her by name. I found a birth certificate for a girl born on 11/28/1915, but it did not give a name for her. The certificate was probably filled out before a name was chosen. This girl is not listed in the 1920 census.
It is also very possible that the unnamed boy and girl (Maude) were twins. The boy’s death certificate says that he was one year, six months old when he died in 1917.64 This means that his birthdate was very close to that of the girl.
The unnamed girl’s birth certificate says that she was the fifteenth child born to her mother, but the eleventh still living. Trecie’s birth certificate says she was the sixteenth child born, but the twelfth still living. Apparently, the informant did not know that Trecie’s closest sibling had died the day before. Juanice’s birth certificate says she was the twelfth child still living, but that five of her siblings had died.65 These three birth certificates suggest that there were about eighteen children in all.
They lived in Traphill on Billings Hill Church Rd between Bauguess Mill Rd and Stony Ridge Church Rd. Matt owned the land inside a sharp curve at a bridge in a valley. They lived in a two story, L-shaped house with a porch on three sides. It might have been built in the 1890s.32
The 1900 Wilkes Co census includes this family in Traphill Township #2, p224B, house #18: Jas. M. (36, born May 1864, farmer), Julie A. (24, wife, born July 1875), Merrie J. (5, dau, born May 1895), John S. (3, son, born July 1896), and Bettie V. (1, dau, born March 1899). They had been married 10 years and could both read and write. They had 6 children, with only 3 still living.113,282
The 1910 Wilkes Co census lists the family in Traphill Township, Traphill Rd, house #69: James M. Bauguess (44, farmer), Julia A. (35, wife), Mary J. (14, dau, school), John S. (13, son, school), Bettie V. (11, dau, school), Carah D. (9, dau, school), Fisher (7, son, school), Sherley (5, son), Tonney (3, son), and Oliver F. (1, son). They had been married 17 years. Julia had 12 children, with 8 still living. Bettie could not write. Carah and Fisher could not read or write.113 Based on the ages, it seems as if Charlie is listed as Tonney in this census. Perhaps it is a middle name.
The 1920 census includes school records for 1919. The children of J. M. Bauguess, age 6 to 21, are listed in Traphill Township, District 5, Lomax PO: Deamie (19), Fisher (17), Sherd (15), Charlie (13), Frank (11), Sallie (8), and Bonson (6).191
They were listed in the 1920 Wilkes Co census, Traphill Township, house #202/202: Matthew Bauguess (54, farmer), Julia A. (45), Mollie (23), John (22), Bettie (20), Lodema (18), Fisher (16), Shirly (14), Charlie (12), Frank (10), Sally (8), Bonson (6), and Tresa (4 ½). All of those old enough could read and write.113
The 1930 Wilkes Co census lists them in Traphill Township, p2A, #24/24: James M. Bauguess (62, married at 22), Julia A. (54, wife, married at 18), Fisher (24, son, divorced, married at 20), Dema C. (23, dau), Sallie (18, dau), Trecy M. (13, dau), and Jaunice (7, dau).113 James M. and Julia could both read and write.113
The sons in this family were constantly getting into trouble with the law. Fisher, Charles, and Frank may have spent more time in jail than they did at home from about the age of 17. It ended only when Fisher left the county and when Charles and Frank died. John, Sherd, and Jack are also found in court records, but not as frequently. Below is a list of cases where they were charged in Wilkes Co Superior Court.
· On 3/14/1925, unknown charges were brought against Charlie Bauguess and J. W. Cheek (Vol 21, p187). The case was continued on 8/20/1825, and each of them was ordered to pay $100 “for the use and benefit of Maggie Bauguess and children” (Vol 21, p411).373
· On 3/9/1927, Fisher Bauguess, Charlie Bauguess, Frank Bauguess, and Archie Prevette were charged with reckless auto driving (Vol 22, p379). The case was continued to 8/8/1927 (Vol 23, p11), to 12/12/1927 (Vol 23, p172), and finally to 8/8/1928 when the case against Fisher was dropped. The others pled guilty, each being sentenced to four months in jail (Vol 24, p16).373 Because of this sentence, some of the other charges that were pending against them were dropped.
· On 3/9/1927, Burley Bauguess, Fisher Bauguess, Archie Prevette, Frank Bauguess, and Charlie Bauguess were charged with disturbing a public gathering (Vol 22, p379). The case was continued to 8/8/1927 (Vol 23, p12), and then to 8/8/1928 when the case against Fisher was dropped. The others pled guilty and paid a $25 fine (Vol 24, p16).373
· On 3/11/1927, Archie Prevette, Frank Bauguess, and Charles Bauguess were charged with retailing as a violation of the Prohibition law (Vol 22, p398). The case was continued to 8/8/1927 (Vol 23, p11), to 12/12/1927 (Vol 23, p172), to 3/5/1928 (Vol 24, p292), and finally to 8/8/1928 when the charges were dropped (Vol 24, p16).373
· On 8/10/1927, Fisher Bauguess, Charlie Bauguess, Archie Pruitt, Frank Bauguess, Kermit Walker were charged with disturbing a public gathering (Vol 23, p28). The case was continued to 12/12/1927 (Vol 24, p176), then to 8/11/1928 when Fisher and Kermit were released. The others were found guilty with judgment suspended upon payment of court costs (Vol 24, p24).373
· On 12/12/1927, Burley Bauguess, Archie Prevette, Frank Bauguess, and Charlie Bauguess were charged with disturbing a religious congregation (Vol 23, p172). The case was continued until 8/17/1928 when the court made its ruling. “It appearing to the court that the cost of this and other cases against these defendants amount over $100, it is recorded by the court that the judgment in this case heretofore rendered be stricken out.” Judgment was suspended upon payment of court costs (Vol 24, p42).373
· On 3/12/1929, Tyre Pruitt and Charlie Bauguess were charged with prostitution and carrying a concealed weapon (Vol 24, p175).373
· On 3/12/1929, Charlie Bauguess was charged with operating a car while under the influence of intoxicants (Vol 24, p175).373
· On 3/15/1929, Charlie Bauguess, Tyre Pruitt, Hurschel Richardson, Durant Richardson, and C. B. Richardson were charged with prostitution but the charges were dropped (Vol 24, p189).373
· On 3/14/1930, Ezra Billings and Shirley Bauguess had charges brought against them (Vol 25, p90). The case was continued to 8/7/1930 when they were fined $300 and were discharged (Vol 25, p234,285).373
· On 8/10/1932, Charlie Bauguess and Raymond Rhodes were charged with larceny, and pled guilty. They each received one year in jail (Vol 27, p262,264).373
· On 3/9/1934, Fisher Bauguess and Charlie Bauguess were charged with assault with a deadly weapon. They were found not guilty by the jury (Vol 28, p135).373
· On 8/11/1934, Fisher Bauguess, Bob Sebastian, Annie Mae Walker, and Dorothy Warner were charged with prostitution and assignation (Vol 28, p255). The case was continued to 3/14/1935 (Vol 28, p459), and then to 5/2/1935 when all but Fisher pled guilty (Vol 28, p??4).373
· On 3/5/1935, Charlie Bauguess was charged with larceny and receiving (Vol 28, p420).373 The case was continued to 8/9/1935 (Vol 29, p15), and then to 11/11/1935 when he pled not guilty to the charge. A mistrial was declared, but he changed his plea to guilty. He was sentenced to 18 months in jail, to be served concurrent to his sentence (below) at the Wilkes Co Home (Vol 29, p103).373
· On 3/8/1935, Charlie Bauguess pled guilty to larceny and was sentenced to two years in the county jail (Vol 28, p434). A week later on 3/15/1935, the sentence was modified for him to work at the Wilkes Co Home, but on 6/5/1935 he returned to jail for the duration of his sentence (Vol 28, p464).373
· On 3/1/1937, Charlie Bauguess was found not guilty of larceny and receiving (Vol 29, p408-9).373
· On 1/31/1938, John S. Bauguess and others were brought before the court by the county. However, all issues had been settled so the case was dropped. (Vol 30, p95).373
· On 8/10/1938, Charlie Bauguess was found guilty of “various cases” (Vol 30, p490).373
· On 3/9/1939, Charlie Bauguess was charged with “abandonment of child”, but he failed to appear in court (Vol 31, p66,218). On 11/3/1939 he was again charged with abandonment, but the case was not prosecuted (Vol 31, p375).373
· On 8/17/1939, an unknown charge was brought against Charlie Bauguess and Mrs. D. E. Pruitt (Vol 31, p375). It was again brought before the court on 3/14/1941 (Vol 32, p369).373 He died three weeks later.
1. A child died before 1900.113
2. A child died before 1900.113
3. Mollie never married and was living alone in 1930.113 She lived on at least 20 acres of land off Bauguess Mill Rd. in a four-room house built about 1927. She made money by selling milk and homemade butter which was taken to Wilkesboro.32 On her small farm she had cows, ducks, turkeys, chickens, hogs, and vegetables in the garden.381 She was very self sufficient, using duck feathers to make beds and pillows.381
She died of heart trouble and is buried in the Bauguess Graveyard.48,64 Her headstone says she was born 5/4/1893, but census records indicate is was 1895.48,113
[(1930 Wi, Traphill, p1B, #22/22)113] [b48,62,113,193, d48,193]
4. John enjoyed playing the banjo and the fiddle.106 As required, he registered for war service in June 1918. He stated that he was employed by his father “J. M. Bauguess” and that his father was also his “nearest relative”. He was described as being medium height and build, with light brown eyes and black hair. He signed with his full name.398 He married Verna Ingool on 8/21/1920 in Wilkes Co.66
Court records show that on 8/9/1932 John and his uncle Joe Bauguess were charged with the murder of Joe’s son Lester Bauguess. After several months in jail381, on 3/13/1933 Joe entered a guilty plea of second degree murder, but John pled not guilty. A jury was chosen, and at the close of the State’s evidence, John’s counsel moved “for judgment of non-suit”. Apparently, because Joe had confessed, the charges against John were dropped. John was released, but Joe was sentenced to 10-15 years in State Prison. (Wilkes Minute Docket, Superior Court, Vol 27, p253, 255-6, 450)373
According to his daughter Doris, he was killed in a car wreck at the intersection of King Billings Rd. and Lomax Rd. in Austin. He was riding in the passenger seat of the “A model car”. Two other men and his three daughters were also in the car. The driver tried to turn in the sharp curve. The car did not turn quickly enough and the car ran into the bank. The passenger side door came open, and John fell out and was killed. His daughter Patsy was not seriously hurt. Selma injured her eye. Doris had a concussion and stayed in bed for a few months.32
Patsy adds that Vestal Holloway was driving and Selma was sitting between him and her father John. Along the way they picked up Bob Wiles who sat in the back along with Clay Wiles, Doris, and Patsy. They stopped by Glenn Crabb’s house and Glenn’s wife Inez (Bauguess) asked if they had seen her husband. They said no, and she asked them to take her to go look for him. Again they said no (after all there were already seven people in the car), and Inez began to get upset. This is a good time to mention that she had been drinking, as had most of the others. With Vestal Holloway driving, they drove off a short distance before turning around. They wanted to speed by Inez just to upset her more. As they approached, Inez picked up a rock and through it into the windshield of the 1936 Ford. This distracted Vestal, and, with the combination of his speeding and drinking, he crashed into the bank. He was not hurt, but John died the next morning at Elkin Hospital.381
According to the newspaper article, five people were in the car including John, his three daughters, and an unnamed soldier. They were travelling in the car “about midnight Sunday” when the car overturned in a ditch about a mile from his home. He received a skull fracture and internal injuries and never regained consciousness. The unnamed soldier who was driving, was not injured. His three daughters “suffered only bruises and flesh lacerations”.243
His death is not recorded in Wilkes Co, but should be recorded in Surry Co.64 He is buried in the Bauguess Graveyard.48
[b48,62,398, d48,243] Ref 243, 9/13/1945, p5.
5. A child died before 1900.113
6. Bettie married James Romas Billings on 9/28/1921.3,416 They lived on Stony Ridge Ch. Road. Her delayed birth certificate was recorded in Wilkes Bk 27, p20.65 She is buried at Stony Ridge Bap Ch.3,48
[(1930 Wi, Traphill Dist #25, p1B, #15)212] [b3,62,65, d3] Ref 3, p316.
7. Demmie married John Clate Blackburn after 1930.14,62,64,243 She died after a six month illness in Wilkes Co and is buried at Knobbs Bap Ch.48,64,243 [b48,62,64, d48,64]
8. Fish is listed twice in the 1930 census. He is listed first with his parents, age 24, divorced, and first married at age 20. He is listed again with his brother Sherd, age 27, divorced, and first married at age 25. His first wife may have been a Hawkins.416 The story is that he was drunk when he got married. The next day, realizing what he had done, and apparently still being drunk, he tried to bury her. Obviously the marriage didn’t last.
He had also been married to Ona McGann.14,62 Wilkes Co court records mention a case involving “O. S. Bauguess vs. F. H. Bauguess”. The authorities could not find F. H. for the divorce, so a notice was to appear in the local newspaper. He was requested to be in court on 2/23/1931 (Vol 25, p492).373 Could this be Ona and Fish?
He was also married at least one other time and lived in Winston-Salem, NC.45,194 He is listed as a surviving brother in the 1934 obituary of Frank.243 In the 1963 obituary of Demmie, he is listed as a surviving brother living in Winston-Salem.243 He probably died in the 1970s.45 He was buried at Waughtown Cem.237 [b62,113] Ref 243, 1/22/1934, p5.
9. Sherd (or, Sheridan) married Bertie Viola Pruitt on 1/26/1926 in Wilkesboro.62 They lived just behind Stony Ridge Bap Ch. He said that when he died he wanted to be buried there facing his house and as close to it as possible.32 He is.
[(1930 Wi, Traphill, p4A, #51/51)113] [b48,62,193, d48,62,193]
10. A child died between 1900 and 1910.113
11. Charlie, age 21, is found in the 1930 census in Ross Co, OH, as a prisoner in the “U. S. Industrial Reformatory” among several men from Wilkes Co.212 The prison at Chilicothe was a common destination for those caught making or transporting liquor.
He was killed in a car wreck in Wilkes Co at age 35.64 He was not married and is buried in an unmarked grave at the Bauguess Graveyard.32,64
On 6/14/1941, two months after he died, his father “J. M. Bauguess” brought a case before the Wilkes Superior Court. As administrator of the estate of “Charlie Bauguess”, he brought charges against Arnold Byrd, Sant Byrd, and Sam Byrd. Because of his poor financial state, he was allowed to sue as a pauper. The next year, on 1/29/1942, a jury found that Charlie’s death was not caused by the negligence of Arnold Byrd and that the plaintiff was not entitled to any damages.373
[(1930 Ross Co, OH, Scioto Twp #28, p21A)212] [b64,113, d64]
Ref 373 (Vol 32, p490; Vol 33, p189,195-6).
12. Frank, age 20, is found with his brother in the 1930 census in Ross Co, OH, as a prisoner in the “U. S. Industrial Reformatory”.212
He died of pneumonia and is buried in an unmarked grave at the Bauguess Graveyard.32,64,243 His Wilkes Co death certificate says he was a farmer and single.64 [(1930 Ross Co, OH, Scioto Twp #28, p21A)212] [b62,64, d64]
13. Sally married Ernest Beeson in Forsyth Co and moved to Winston-Salem, NC.14,32,62,65 Her delayed birth certificate was recorded in Wilkes Bk 30, p26.65 [b62,65]
14. Jack could play the harmonica and the guitar.45 According to Juvenile Court records, “Bonson Bauguess” was placed on probation on 8/25/1928 (Bk 1, #115).251 In the January 1934 obituary of his brother Frank, he is listed as a surviving brother.243 He died of pneumonia about 1934.32 His death was not recorded in Wilkes Co.64 He is buried at the Bauguess Graveyard in an unmarked plot.32 [b113, d32]
15. Maude was not named on her birth certificate, but died before the 1920 census.62 [b65]
16. A boy was not named. He died in Wilkes Co and was buried “at home”. He was one year, six months old (Bk 3, p241).64,286 [d64]
17. Trecie married George W. Myers14,62 and moved to Greenville, SC.32,440 [b65]
18. Juanice married Lee Roy Prevette,3 and they stayed in Traphill.32 [b65] Ref 3, p261.
A-1-3 James Madison Bauguess, Sr. (5). James Madison (Matt) Bauguess, Jr. was the son of James Madison Bauguess, Sr. and Elizabeth McCrary (A‑8‑1). They had the following children.62,212 Ref 62, p246.
1. William M. Bauguess 2/ 9/1854 - 4/ 3/1930
2. John Bauguess 3/15/1855 - 5/16/1936
3. Oscar Bauguess 1856 -
4. Lewis Horton (Hort) Bauguess 8/ 1/1857 - 4/11/1932
5. Sarah Loveendia (Sis) Bauguess 8/18/1859 -
6. Rachel Bauguess 1861 -
7. Mary Elizabeth Bauguess 3/14/1863 - 9/ 3/1938
8. Martha Jane Bauguess 8/ 1864 -
9. *James Madison (Matt) Bauguess, Jr. 5/19/1866 - 2/ 6/1961
10. Nancy Emaline Bauguess 4/10/1867 - 9/ 4/1929
11. Fanny Bauguess 1869 -
12. Joseph Grant Bauguess 7/ 7/1873 – 12/25/1938
The 1860 Wilkes Co, NC, census lists this family in Traphill Township in house #681/681 as follows: James M. Baugus (27, farmer), Elizabeth (27), Wm. (6), John (5), Oscar (3), Horton (2), and Sarah L. (4 months). Their real estate and personal estate were each valued at $100.113,280
The 1870 Wilkes Co census lists them in Edwards Township in house #274/274 as follows: Madison Baugus (39, farmer), Elizabeth (38), William (16, school), John (14, school), Rachel (12, school), Horton (10), Sarah A. (8), Elizabeth (7), Martha (6), James M. (5), Nancy (4), and Fanny (1). Their real estate was valued at $106, and their personal estate at $266. James Madison and his wife Elizabeth could read. He was the only one who could write.113,242
The 1880 Wilkes Co census lists them in Traphill Township (p30) in house #195/198 as follows: James M. Bauguss (50, farmer), Elizabeth (48, wife), William (26, son), Lewis H. (21, son), Sarah A. (18, dau), Mary E. (17, dau), Martha J. (14, dau), James M. (13, son), Nancy (11, dau), and Joseph G. (8, son). Only James, Sr. and William could read and write.113,281
The 1900 Wilkes Co census lists them in Traphill Township #1, p211A, house #7: James M. Baugess (69, born June 1830, farmer), and Elizabeth (68, wife, born Oct 1831). It says they had been married 45 years and had 13 children, with nine still living. He could read and write, while she could not.113,282
The 1910 Wilkes Co census, Traphill Township, Traphill Rd, house #150/150: James M. Bauguess (79, farmer) living alone.113
Ref 13 gives a list of eleven children: William, John, Oscar, Horton, Sarah, Elizabeth, Martha, James M., Nancy, Fanny, and Joe. It leaves out Rachel.
My grandmother gave me this list of children: John, Hort, Mary, Matt, Nancy, Joe, Persh, Fanny, and Sis.32
If there were 13 children as stated above, maybe Persh is the one missing. Or perhaps Persh is William’s middle name.
According to the 1860 census, they lived next to James Madison, Sr.’s father William Bauguess. This is in the same area where Matt, Jr. would later live. At one time James Madison, Sr. owned 225 acres on both sides of Bauguess Mill Rd. He is said to have divided most of it among his sons.32
1. William married Mary E. Byrd on 4/2/1884 in Wilkes Co at Hanks Store.62,282,283,306 They are buried at Rachel Bap Ch.48 W. M. Bauguss, age 54, applied for voter registration on 10/3/1908, Edwards Township, where he stated that he was a descendant of J. M. Bauguss who was a voter on 1/1/1867.195 They are listed in the 1930 census, apparently just before he died.113 His death is not recorded in Wilkes Co.64
[(1900 Wi, Edwards2, p61B, #188)282; (1920 Wi, Edw #165, p13A, #233/234)212; (1930 Wi, Edw, p4A, #47/47)113] [b48,62,282, d48]
2. John married Lettie Jane Brooks about 1879.13,62,113,282 On 2/23/1886, they sold land to Public School District No. 26 for $5.67 He “was known for the water wheels he built. In 1912 he erected a mill on Sparks Creek. This mill remained in operation by the family until the early 1940s” producing grains and flour.13 John Bauguss, age 47, applied for voter registration on 10/18/1904, Traphill Township, where he stated that he was a descendant of J. M. Bauguss who was a voter on 1/1/1867.195 His death is not recorded in Wilkes Co.64 He and his wife are buried at Stony Ridge Bap Ch.48
[(1880 Wi, Traphill, p30, #192/195)281; (1900 Wi, Traphill2, p224B, #19)282; (1910 Wi, Traphill 179, p4A, #70)113; (1920 Wi, Traphill Dist 186, p11B, #204)212; (1930 Wi, Traphill, p7B, #134/134)113] [b13,48,62,282, d48,62]
3. Oscar might have died before 1870 since he is not listed in that year’s census.
4. Hort married Sarah Jane Pruitt on 1/17/1884 in Wilkes Co at the home of her brother Joel Andrew Pruitt.62,283 They are both buried at Stony Ridge Bap Ch.48,62,64 His exact birthdate is uncertain. He was two years old in the 1860 census.62 Here are some possibilities. His headstone reads 8/1/1859; Ref 14 gives 8/18/1859; Ref 62 gives 8/1/1857 or 8/18/1857.
Lewis H. Bauguss, age 44, applied for voter registration on 10/18/1904, Traphill Township, where he stated that he was a descendant of J. M. Bauguss who was a voter on 1/1/1867.195
[(1900 not found)212; (1910 Wi, Traphill, #151)113; (1920 Wi, Traphill Dist #186, p11A, #196)212; (1930 Wi, Traphill, p3A, #46/46)113] [b14,48,62, d48,62,64]
5. Sarah married Robert Sprinkle on 10/28/1884 in Traphill.62,283 She was a widow, born in April 1862 according to the 1900 census.282 Her death certificate has not been found in Wilkes Co.64
[(1900 Wi, Edwards1, p46A, #220)282] [b62,282]
7. Mary became the second wife of William McKinley Billings, her first cousin, on 8/8/1895 in Wilkes Co.3,282,283 She died in Wilkes Co, and they are both buried at Stony Ridge Bap Ch.62 She was living with her son’s family in 1920 and 1930.113,212 Her death certificate has not been found in Wilkes Co.64
[(1900 Wi, Traphill2, p224A, #1)282; (1910 Wi, Traphill 179, p4A, #67)212; (1920 Wi, Traphill Dist #186, p11A, #200)212; (1930 Wi, Traphill Dist #25, p1B, #21)113,212] [b3,62, d3,62] Ref 3, p304.
8. Martha married Richard (Dick) Crabb on 2/8/1885 in Wilkes Co.62,113,282,283 She died before 1930 when her husband is listed as a widower, living with his daughter’s family.212 Her death certificate has not been found in Wilkes Co.64
[(1900 Wi, Traphill1, p211A, #5)113,282; (1910 Wi, Traphill, #225)113; (1920 Wi, Traphill #186, p6B, #112)212; (1930 Wi, Edw Dist #8, p18B, #308/320)212] [b62,113, d113]
9. Matt, Jr. married Julia A. Pruitt on 1/10/1892 in Wilkes Co, at her father’s home.62,66,283 At one time, he was the Stony Ridge School principal.32 They are both buried at the Bauguess Graveyard.48,243 Matt’s headstone shows his birthdate as listed above, but Ref 62 gives it as May 1865. James M. Bauguss, Jr, age 35, applied for voter registration on 10/18/1904, Traphill Township, where he stated that he was a descendant of J. M. Bauguss who was a voter on 1/1/1867.195
On 2/23/1928, a line in The Wilkes Journal reads: “Lomax News: Mr. Jim Cothren was a Saturday night visitor at the home of Mr. Mat Bauguess.”325
He died in Greenville, SC, where he had been living with his daughter Trecie for several years.62,243 She inherited his land in Traphill.32 [b48,62, d48,243] Ref 243, 2/9/1961, p1; Ref 325, 2/23/1928.
10. Nancy married Charlie Cockerham on 1/30/1887 in Wilkes Co.62,282,283 In 1910 they were living on Greenhorn Rd. They are buried at Pleasant Home Bap Ch.48
[(1900 Wi, Edwards1, p39B, #93)282; (1910 Wi, Edwards, p1A, #12); (1920 Wi, Edwards Dist #169, p4A, #60/64)212; (1930 Wi, Edwards Dist #7, p3B, #51)212] [b48,62,64,282, d48,64]
11. Fanny died young62, and is not listed in the 1880 census. [b62]
12. Joe married Mary Leora Billings, his second cousin, on 5/26/1893 in Wilkes Co.62,283 They lived in Traphill near Shepherd’s Crossroads. The road by his house was a popular wagon road before automobiles came along. Joseph G. Bauguss, age 27, applied for voter registration on 10/4/1904, Traphill Township, where he stated that he was a descendant of J. M. Bauguss who was a voter on 1/1/1867.195 As required, he registered for war service in September 1918. He stated that he was self employed as a farmer and that his “nearest relative” was Ora Bauguess. He was described as tall and medium build with blue eyes and light hair. He signed with his mark.398
On 3/3/1926 a case against him for assault with a deadly weapon was dismissed in Wilkes Co court (Vol 22, p32).373 On 8/16/1930, he is among twelve people charged by the State, with the note “sci fa discharged” (Vol 25, p286).373
He often drank too much and even shot and killed his son Lester in 1932.45 The 1930 Wilkes Co census lists son Lester (age 20), but his name is marked out because he was not at home; he was serving time in the Federal Prison in Chilicothe, OH.113 Two years later, on 3/17/1932, Lester appealed his latest conviction of assault with a deadly weapon in Wilkes Co court.373 The case was never resolved because of his death. Ref 373 (Vol 27, p43,455).
Court records show that on 8/9/1932 Joe and his nephew John Bauguess were charged with the murder of Joe’s son Lester Bauguess. After several months in jail, on 3/13/1933 Joe entered a guilty plea of second degree murder, but John pled not guilty. A jury was chosen, and at the close of the State’s evidence, John’s counsel moved “for judgment of non-suit”. Apparently, because Joe had confessed, the charges against John were dropped. John was released, but Joe was sentenced to 10-15 years in State Prison. (Wilkes Minute Docket, Superior Court, Vol 27, p253, 255-6, 450).373
According to family, Joe went to prison and was released after a few years.45 Then, he was caught at a moonshine still and went back to prison where he died.45 This is confirmed by records at the NC Dept of Corrections which show that his sentence began on 3/6/1933. He was sentenced to 10-15 years for murder. He was 5’-9.5”, 151 pounds, with blue eyes and gray hair when he was admitted. Then, on 4/8/1936 a signed letter from the governor announced his parole, stating that “I have good reason to believe that the prisoner has reformed”. Joe was to report to the parole officer monthly and maintain good behavior. His freedom lasted two years when his parole was revoked on 4/30/1938 for violating the conditions of his parole. A handwritten note on his prison record shows that he died on 12/25/1938.374 His death should be recorded in Wake Co. He was brought home and buried in an unmarked grave at the Bauguess Graveyard.32
[(1900 Wi, Traphill1, p211A, #8)282; (1910 Wi, Traphill 179, p5A, #81)113; (1920 Wi, Traphill Dist #186, p11A, #198)212; (1930 Wi, Traphill 25, p3A, #45/45)113] [b3,62,398, d374] Ref 3, p309.
On 5/31/1863, William Bauguss sold 100 acres on Roaring River to James M. Baugus for $150. It was witnessed by Samuel Hanks and Zachariah Brooks.67
On 8/12/1867 William Baugus sold 50 acres on Roaring River to James Matisin Baugus for $100. It was witnessed by William Bauguss and Daniel Billings.67
On 8/12/1867 William Bauguss sold 50 acres on Roaring River to James Matison Bauguss for $50. It was witnessed by William Bauguss and Daniel Billings.67
On 8/12/1867, William Bauguss sold 6 acres on Roaring River to James Matison Bauguss for $15. It was witnessed by William Bauguss and Daniel Billings.67
A-1-4 William (Will) Bauguess (6). James Madison Bauguess, Sr. was the son of William (Will) Bauguess and Sarah Waddell (A-11-1). They had the following children.13,62 Ref 62, p53.
1. John Bauguess 5/23/1821 -
2. Susannah Bauguess 5/30/1824 -
3. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bauguess 12/24/1828 - 2/ 9/1907
4. *James Madison Bauguess, Sr. 6/20/1830 - 1/22/1916
A page in a family Bible dated 1830 lists the birthdates of the above four children.93
The 1820 Wilkes Co, NC, census, includes the family of William Bauguss with one male (16-26) and one female (16-26).3,276
The 1830 Wilkes Co census includes the family of William Baugust (p344) with one male (5-10), one male (age 30-39), two females (under 5), and one female (20-29).62,277
The 1839 Wilkes Co property tax list includes William Baugus with the following: 2 horses, 6 cattle, 15 sheep, 12 swine, $5 poultry, 10 bushels of wheat, 40 bushels of oats, 25 bushels of rye, 300 bushels of corn, 35 pounds of wool, 6 pounds of wax, one ton of hemp and flax, 10 pounds of tobacco, $10 of dairy products, $6 in orchards, and $8 of homemade goods.179 Ref 179, p40.
The 1840 Wilkes Co census includes the family of William Baugus in Capt. Spicer’s District, Traphill, with one male (5-10), one male (15-20), one male (40-50), one female (5-10), one female (10‑15), and one female (40‑50).113,179,212,278
The Wilkes Co school census dated 5/1/1841 for the 33rd District lists four children of William Baugess attending school: John, James M., Susanna, and Liza.140 Ref 140, p93.
In 1842, the children of William Bauguess attending school are listed as John, James Madison, Susan, and Elizabeth.62 They were born in Wilkes Co.62
The Wilkes Co school census (no date, probably around 1845) for the 33rd District lists James M. Bogues who attended 30 days during the year.140 Ref 140, p95.
This family appears to have been missed in the 1850 Wilkes Co census.279
The 1860 Wilkes Co census lists them in Traphill Township in house #682/682 as follows: Wm. Baugus (63, farmer) and Sarah (64). Their real estate was valued at $200, while their personal estate was valued at $300. Sarah could not read or write.113,280 They lived next door to their son James Madison, Sr.
On 2/23/1872, John and Matilda Bauguess, James Madison and Elizabeth Bauguess, and Susannah and John Billings sold “our entire interest in our father’s William Baugus (land) known as James Lakey Lands on Wheatley Creek” in Wilkes Co to Hiram Childers for $10 (DB B, p460).3,62,67
1. John first married Matilda Lyon.62,457 They were living in Traphill in 1860 when his age is given as 38.118 He married second Elizabeth Bauguss (born 1856) on 3/7/1885 in Wilkes Co.62 He is living alone in 1880.281 He must have died before the 1900 census.282
[(1860 Wi, Traphill, #687)113,280; (1870 Wi, Edwards, #270)242; (1880 Wi, Traphill, p30, #181/183)281] [b13,62,93]
2. Susannah married John Billings on 2/20/1847 in Wilkes Co.3,62 The 1900 census says she was born in 1831 and was living with her son, William McKinley Billings.113,282 She probably died before 1910.3
[(1850 Wi, #69)279; (1860 Wi, Traphill, #691)113,280; (1900 Wi, Traphill2, p224A, #1)282] [b13,62,93] Ref 3, p304.
3. Lizzie married Iredell L. Gentry after 1850.2,172 In the 1860 census her age is given as 28, but in 1870 she is 42.118,242 She is 51 in 1880.281 In the 1900 census her age is 74, being born in December 1825.113,282 They are buried at Oak Level Bap Ch.48 Her obituary says she first joined Rachel Bap Ch before joining Oak Level Bap Ch.172,223
[(1860 Wi, Traphill, #688)113,280; (1870 Wi, Traphill, #131)242; (1880 Wi, Traphill, p29, #174/176)281; (1900 Wi, Traphill1, p217B, #135)282] [b13,62,93,172,223, d93,172,223]
4. James, Sr. was born in NC and married Elizabeth McCrary. “J. M. Baugess” enlisted as a private in Co D, 38th NC Reg in the Civil War on 3/19/1863 in Raleigh.320,367 He was from Wilkes Co and was conscripted at the age of 35.367 Only two other men in this regiment were residents of Wilkes Co.320 He was listed as having deserted on 4/1/1863 from Camp Gregg, VA, which was eight miles south of Fredericksburg.320,367
The route from Raleigh to Camp Gregg is 200 miles, closely following I-95. The new recruits must have traveled between 15 and 20 miles each day to complete the journey within 13 days. It looks as if James quickly decided that the war could continue without him. He must have left Camp Gregg within a day or two of his arrival there. He undoubtedly went straight back to his wife and seven children in Wilkes Co.
His youngest daughter was born just five days before he enlisted in Raleigh, so he may have missed her birth while traveling. This was reason enough for him to take his chances against the patrolling Home Guard and return home where he would live for over 50 more years.
He is listed as age 86, married, and a farmer on his Wilkes Co death certificate (Bk 2, p243).64,286 He is said to be buried in the Bauguess Graveyard.32 [b13,62,93,113, d62,64,93]
The following Wilkes Co land records from Wilkes Co seem to refer to this William Bauguess. When William signed these documents, he signed them with an “X”.
On 2/2/1835, it was entered into record that William Baugus received 50 acres on Roaring River from the State of NC at a price of $10 per 100 acres.67
On 5/31/1863, William Bauguss sold 100 acres on Roaring River to James M. Baugus for $150. It was witnessed by Samuel Hanks and Zachariah Brooks.67
On 8/12/1867 William Baugus sold 50 acres on Roaring River to James Matisin Baugus for $100. It was witnessed by William Bauguss and Daniel Billings.67
On 8/12/1867 William Bauguss sold 50 acres on Roaring River to James Matison Bauguss for $50. It was witnessed by William Bauguss and Daniel Billings.67
On 8/12/1867, William Bauguss sold 6 acres on Roaring River to James Matison Bauguss for $15. It was witnessed by William Bauguss and Daniel Billings.67
A-1-5 James Bauguess, Sr. (7). William (Will) Bauguess was the son of James Bauguess, Sr. and his first wife.147 They had the following children.147
1. *William (Will) Bauguess 1796 –
2. John Bauguess 1798 –
3. daughter Bauguess 1799 -
4. Nancy Bauguess
5. Sally Bauguess
6. Francis (Fanny) Bauguess 1807 -
7. Elizabeth Bauguess 1809 -
8. Richard Bauguess 1810 -
They lived in Wilkes Co, NC. In 1824 James Bauguess married his second wife Mary Turner (born 1795) and had these children: Vincent, James Jr. (1825), Rachel (1827), Mary (1827), Thomas (1828), Reuben (1830, hung during the Civil War)62, Solomon (1832), Malinda (1833), Calloway (1839), and Henry Bauguess (1841).74,147 Ref 62, p56.
The 1799 Wilkes Co tax list for Hammon’s District includes James Baugus with one poll and no land.158
The 1800 Wilkes Co census lists the family of James Baugust: two males (under 10), one male (16-26), one female (under 10), and one female (16-25).147,274
The 1810 Wilkes Co census lists the family of James Baugust: one male (under 10), two males (10-16), one male (26-45), four females (under 10), one female (10-16), and one female (26-45).275
The 1820 Wilkes Co census lists the family of James Baugass: two males (under 10), one male (10-16), one male (over 45), one female (under 10), two females (10-16), and two females (16-26).147,276
The 1830 Wilkes Co census includes the family of James Baugust (p344) with one male (under 5), one male (5-10), two males (10-15), one male (50-60), two females (5-10), one female (10-15), and one female (30-40).147,277
The 1840 Wilkes Co census includes the family of James Baugus in Capt. Spicer’s District, Traphill, with two males (under 5), two males (5-10), one male (10-15), one male (15-20), one male (20-30), one male (60-70), one female (5-10), two females (15-20), and one female (40‑50)179,278
The 1842 Wilkes Co school census lists the children of James Baugus attending school: Thomas, Solomon, Reuben, Rachel, Mary, and Linda.147
The 1850 Wilkes Co census lists this family: James Baugus (75, farmer), Mary (55), James (25), Rachael (23), Mary (23), Thomas (22), Solomon (18), Reuben (21), Malinda (17), Calloway (11), and Henry (9). Their real estate was valued at $1,000.147,279
1. William married “Sary Waddle” (or, Sarah Waddell) on 2/19/1819 in Wilkes Co.62,66 William signed with his mark. Clemmuel Waddell (written Waddle) was the bondsman, and W. W. Martin was the witness.62,66 He may have died before the 1870 census, but he had certainly died before 1872 when his children sold his estate.67
2. John married Nancy Caudle on 11/2/1821 in Wilkes Co.147
3. A daughter was born between 1794 and 1800 according to census information. [b274,275]
4. Nancy married John Marsh on 8/15/1828 in Wilkes Co.147
5. Sally married William Stone on 3/11/1828 in Wilkes Co.147
6. Fanny married James Waddell.212 The marriage record states that “James Waddle” married “Fanny Baugus” on 3/19/1823 in Wilkes Co, with bondsman “Claborn Waddle”.109,137 She was 43 in the 1850 census and 62 in 1870.212
[(1830 Wi, p344)277; (1850 Carter KY, Dist 1, p68, #460)212; (1870 Elliott KY, Prec 4, p21, #154)212] [b212]
7. Elizabeth married Mason Johnson on 11/12/1829 in Wilkes Co.62,147 They moved to Carter Co, KY, before 1840.62 Beginning with 1850, all censuses agree on a birth year of about 1809.212 The 1880 census states that both of her parents were born in VA.212
[(1850 Carter KY, Dist 1, p68, #456)212; (1860 Carter KY, Bruin PO, p177, #1279/1169)212; (1870 Elliot KY, Newfoundland PO, p17, #116)212; (1880 Elliott KY, Little Fork 22, p22, #138)212] Ref 62, p53.
8. Richard married Lydia Waddell (Waddle on the bond) on 10/26/1831 in Wilkes Co.62,74,93 She was born about 1816.212 He was age 46 in both 1850 and 1860 according to the censuses.279,280 He was age 60 in 1870, and 70 in 1880.242,281
[(1840 Wi)62; (1850 Wi, #90)62,279; (1860 Wi, Traphill, #625)113,280; (1870 Wi, Edwards, #118)242; (1880 Wi, Traphill, p31, #203/206)281] [b62,279] Ref 62, p54.
On 3/10/1794, James Baugoust entered 50 acres on Little Sandy Creek below widow Harris’ old place. (Wilkes Co DB).147
In 1799, James Baugess entered 100 acres on Little Sandy Creek near Thom. (Thomas) Billings’ line. (Wilkse Co DB).147
On 1/5/1814, James Baugust had 300 acres on the waters of Roaring River near Wm. (William) Spencer’s line. (Wilkes Co DB GH).147
On 11/24/1842, James Baugess participated in the sale of the estate of William Abshiar (Absher). He bought 1 pitcher, 4 tablespoons, 5 barrels of corn, 1 oat stack, 1 “fire shoull”, and 1 candlestick and “smiffers”.192
The ancestors of this family are continued in section A-4-2.
1. German Cornelius Ingool 6/ 1/1890 - 1947
2. Blanch C. Ingool 3/20/1892 - 12/30/1967
3. girl Ingool 1894 - 1900
4. Denver Colorado Ingool 3/19/1896 - 12/24/1968
5. Fonce Claude Ingool 3/28/1897 - 3/13/1972
6. Crom Will Ingool 3/11/1899 - 10/14/1978
7. Clyde Ingool 11/27/1902 – 12/24/1972
8. *Verna Ingool 7/27/1905 – 12/27/1997
9. Earl Ingool 7/ 1/1908 - 9/13/1934
10. Alberta (Erta) Ingool 7/ 1/1908 - 5/21/1992
11. Lillie Mae Ingool 1911 - 11/ 9/1997
They lived near Hays. The 1900 Wilkes, NC, census includes them in Walnut Grove Township, p246A, #11: Richard Ingool (33, farmer, born Mar 1867), Mary J. (25, wife, born Nov 1874), German (9, son, born Jun 1890), Blancy C. (8, dau, born Mar 1892), Denver (4, son, born Mar 1896), Founcy (3, son, born Mar 1897), and Cromy (1, son, born Mar 1899). They had been married 11 years, and had six children with five still living.282
The 1910 Wilkes Co census lists them in Traphill Township, house #32, living on the road leading to Brewer’s Mill: Richard Ingool (44, farmer, renting), Mary J. (37, wife), German C. (18, son), Blancy C. (17, dau), Denver (14, son, school), Foncy C. (12, son), Cromey (10, son), Clid (7, son), Verner (4, dau), Erle (1yr 10mo, son), and Ertie (1yr 10mo, dau). They had been married 19 years. Richard, Foncy, Cromey, and Clid could not read or write. Mary had 10 children, with 9 still living.113
The 1919 Wilkes Co school census includes the children of R. C. Ingool, ages 6 to 21, in Traphill District 5, Lomax PO: Fonce (19), Crom (18), Clyde (16), Verner (14), Ertie (11), Earl (11), and Mae (8).191
They are listed in the 1920 Wilkes Co census, Traphill Township District 186, p10B, renting house #186/186: Richard Ingoul (55), Mary J. (50), Fonts (18), Crommie (17), Clyde (15), Verna (13), Erta (11), Earl (11), and Lily M. (8). Richard and Mary Jane could not read and write.113,212
The 1930 Wilkes Co census lists them in Walnut Grove Township, p2B, #28/28: Richard C. Ingool (59, married at 24), Mary J. (56, wife, married at 19), Ertie (20, dau), Little M. (18, dau). They were renting their home.113
1. German married Nancy Ann Luffman on 3/19/1913.3,285 As required, he registered for war duty in September 1918. He was living in Ronda, and while he stated that he was born in 1885, census records disagree. He was self employed as a farmer, and his “nearest relative” was Nancy A. Ingool. He was medium height and build, with brown eyes and hair. He signed with his mark.398
In 1920 they were living on Little Mountain Rd in Wilkes Co where he was a farmer.113,212 In 1930 they lived on Shoe Factory Hill in Elkin where he was a sander at a furniture factory.212 They lived in and were buried in Jonesville, Yadkin Co, NC.269
[(1920 Wi, Edwards #169, p9B, #176/192)212; (1930 Surry, Elkin #6, p18B, #350/370)212] [b3,282,398, d3] Ref 3, p608.
2. Blanch is said to have married Johnny Luffman.269 She is buried at Mt. Pisgah Bap Ch.48 She is listed as “Blanche Ingool” and also as “married” with three children in 1930.113
[(1920 Wi, Traphill, #188/188)113; (1930 Wi, Edw, p2A, #27)113] [b7,48,282, d7,48]
3. A girl died before the 1900 census.282 This girl is presumably shown in a family picture taken in the summer of 1899. She looks to be about the same age or slightly younger than Blanch.
4. Denver married Ada Belle Gentry about 1917.2,212 In June of that year he was required to register for war duty. He was living in Traphill Township as a farmer and stated that his wife and mother-in-law depended on him for income. He was described as being tall and slender, and having dark brown eyes and light brown hair. He stated that he was born in 1894, but census records disagree. He signed the card with his full name.398
In 1920 they lived on Bridge St, and he worked at a cotton mill, probably Chatham Mfg Co.212 In 1930 they lived in Winston-Salem where he was a painter at a furniture factory.212 He lived in Elkin, NC, at his death.193 They are buried at Charity Meth Ch in Wilkes Co.48
[(1920 Surry, Elkin #251, p6A, #28/123)212; (1930 Forsyth, W-S #54, p9B, #170/193)212] [b2,7,48,193,282,398, d2,7,48,193]
5. Fonce was required to register for war duty and did so in September 1918. He stated that he was born in 1900, but census records disagree. He stated that he worked as a farmer for Richard Ingool, his “closest relative”. He was medium height and built, with brown eyes and light hair. He signed the card with his mark.398
He married Lona Casey on 12/24/1928 in Wilkes Co.2,260,325 He died in Wilkes Co and is buried at Mt. Pisgah Bap Ch.48,64,193
[(1930 Wi, W.G. Dist 28, p2B, #35)212] [b2,7,48,64,113,282, d2,7,48,64,193] Ref 325, 1/3/1929, p1.
6. Crom married Erta Richardson on 2/25/1928 and is buried at Roundhill Bap Ch.2,48,269,451 [b2,7,48,113,282, d2,7,48]
7. Clyde moved to Charleston, SC, and worked as a salesman in a furniture store.365 He married Tina Vernon on 9/6/1921.269,365 [b113,269, d269]
8. Verna married John Sherman Bauguess on 8/21/1920 in Wilkes Co at the age of 15.48,66 She died in Yadkin Co, NC, of heart disease (Yadkin Death Bk 45, p13).64 She is buried at Mt. Pisgah Bap Ch.48 [b32,48,113,193, d32,193,381]
9. Earl married Blanch Gambill on 9/15/1928.2,112 He was listed with his wife and son in 1930.212 He was brought before the Superior Court in March 1931 for store breaking and larceny. He pled not guilty, but the jury found him guilty of the misdemeanor. He was sentenced to five months in the Wilkes Co jail working on the roads.373 He died in Wilkes Co of intestinal trouble and was listed as single on his death certificate.64
[(1930 Wi, WG #28, p1B, #14/14)113,212] [b7,64,113, d64]
Ref 373 (Vol 26, p11,34)
10. Erta never married and is buried at Mt. Pisgah Bap Ch.48,324 She lived in Traphill at her death.193 [b7,48,113,193, d7,48,193]
11. Mae married Ed Casey on 7/13/1932 and they lived together until August 1933 according to Alleghany Co, NC, court records. On 1/21/1944, Ed was in court seeking a divorce. On that date, the sheriff reported that, “After due diligence and search Mae Casey is not to be found in Alleghany Co” and she is believed to be a non-resident of NC. As a result, the Allghany News newspaper ran a notice for four weeks, announcing the divorce. The divorce was finally granted on 6/26/1947 in Alleghany Co court.171 I can’t help but wonder if they looked a few miles away, down the mountain, in northern Wilkes Co where her family lived.
She helped to raise her brother Earl’s child Marie Ingool.32,112 [b113, d112]
1. Susannah (Susan) Ingool 1855 -
2. Katherine Elizabeth (Cassie) Ingool 1/ 2/1857 – 5/16/1939
3. John Andrew Martin Ingool 8/19/1859 - 7/18/1942
4. Sarah Ingool 1865 -
5. *Richard Cornelius Ingool 12/25/1867 - 1/ 8/1941
6. Rosie F. (Rose) Ingool 8/ 1/1869 - 3/20/1919
7. Phebe Narry Rosiny Ingool 1871 -
8. James Nathaniel Ingool 1/ 6/1874 – 2/18/1951
They lived near Hays, Wilkes Co, NC. The 1860 Wilkes Co census lists them in Traphill Township in house #445/445 as follows: Nathaniel Ingool (26, farmer), Lydia (25), Susan (5), Elizabeth (3), and John A. (9 months).113 Their real estate was valued at $200, while their personal estate was valued at $125. Neither Nathaniel or Lydia could read or write.113,280
The 1870 Wilkes Co census lists them in Walnut Grove Township, Haymeadow PO, in house #141/141: Nathan Ingule (49, farmer), Liddia (36), Milly L. (14, school), Cassy E. (12, school), John A. (10, school), Richard (5), and Rosy (1). Their real estate was valued at $40, while their personal estate was valued at $134.113,242 It seems as if Susan is listed as Milly (who was the only one who could read) in this census.
The 1880 Wilkes Co census lists them in Traphill Township, house #228/232: Nathaniel Ingold (56, farmer), Lydia (40, wife), John A. (17, son), Sarah (15, dau), Richard (13, son), Rosa F. (11, dau), Phebe N. R. (9, dau), and James (5, son). With the exception of Phebe and James who were young, John A. Ingool is the only one listed in the census who could read and write.113,281
1. Susan married William Triplett on 8/8/1878.7,281,283 She was not mentioned as a surviving family member in the 1939 obituary of her sister Cassie.243 Her death is not recorded in Wilkes Co.64 Her second child was born in 1882, and it appears that her husband remarried in 1888. She must have died between those two dates.212,282
[(1880 Wi, Traphill, p23, #224/228)281; (1900 Wi, Traphill #159, p5A, #86/87)212] [b7]
2. Cassie married William Hardin Absher on 2/16/1878 in Wilkes Co.3,7,281,283,389,453 His mother was living with them in 1880.281 In 1920 and 1930, she was a widow living with her son.212 She died of a heart attack at her daughter’s home in Jonesville, Yadkin Co, NC.243 She was buried at Mt. Pisgah Bap Ch.243
[(1880 Wi, Walnut Grove, p50, #15/15)281; (1900 Wi, Walnut Grove, p247B, #38)282; (1910 Wi, Walnut Grove #181, p12A, #219)212; (1920 Wi, Walnut Grove, p7A, #129)212; (1930 Wi, Walnut Grove, p2A, #25)212] [b7,280,282,300, d7,243,300] Ref 3, p587,591; Ref 243, 5/18/1939, p5.
3. John married Minnie Minervia Bauguess on 2/24/1882 in Dockery, and they lived in eastern Wilkes Co near Elkin.3,32,113,243,283,307 John A. Ingool, age 51, applied for voter registration on 10/27/1906, Edwards Township, where he stated that he was a descendant of Nathaniel Ingool who was a voter on 1/1/1867.195
He married his second wife Martha Alice Luffman on 11/6/1908 in Wilkes Co.269,284 In 1920 they lived on Shoe Factory Hill, and he was a laborer at the shoe factory.212
He is said to be buried at Macedonia Bap Ch, but I could not find his headstone.7,64 His death certificate says he was a farmer.64
[(1900 Wi, Traphill2, p228B, #91)282; (1910 Surry, Marsh #184, p12B, #245)212; (1920 Surry, Elkin #251, p16A, #65/68)212; (1930 Wi, Edw Dist 8, p9A, #147/156)212] [b7,64,113,282, d7,64] Ref 3, p488.
4. Sarah married John Crouse in May 1881 in Wilkes Co with her age given as 19 and J. A. Ingool as a witness.283 However, on the very same date and on the very next line in the marriage register, it says John Crouse married Sarah Taugala (age 19) in Dockery with witness J. A. Tuglah.283 One or the other must be a mistake in the records. I have not seen the last name Taugala/Tuglah anywhere, and there is no John or Sarah Crouse in the 1900 Wilkes Co census.282 She was not mentioned as a surviving family member in the 1939 obituary of her sister Cassie.243 Her death certificate was not found in Wilkes Co.64 [b2]
5. Richard married Mary Jane Walker on 9/19/1890 at Joseph Spicer’s residence (her step father).2,66,283 They were married by Rev. J. J. Caudill, a Baptist minister, in Wilkes Co.2,66 Richard Ingool, age 38, applied for voter registration on 10/29/1904, Traphill Township, where he stated that he was a descendant of Nathaniel Ingool who was a voter on 1/1/1867.195
His granddaughter remembers Richard having a large mustache and often wearing a red cap.32 He was a mason and built many chimneys in the vicinity of Hays and Traphill.380 He worked as a farmer and died of old age according to his death certificate.64 He is buried at Mt. Pisgah Bap Ch.48,64 [b7,48, d7,48,64]
6. Rose married Joseph Lange Wiles on 3/14/1886 in Wilkes Co.3,223,283 She died in Wilkes Co (Bk 5, p223) and is buried at Covenant Ch.64,286
[(1900 Wi, Rock Creek, p191A, #89)282; (1910 Wi, Rock Cr #176, p2B, #32)212; (1920 Wi, Rock Cr #182, p8B, #124/132)212] [b7,64,105,113,282, d64,105,223,286] Ref 3, p410,519.
7. Narry (or it may be written Mary, age 24, in the marriage records) married Dock Luffman (age 27) on 4/13/1896 at her father’s house in Wilkes Co.269,283,307 They have not been found in the 1900 Wilkes Co census.282
By 1930, Dock had died and Narry was living with her son’s family in Elkin. They were renting their home on E. Main St for $9 per month. She and her son both worked at the woolen mill known as Chatham Manufacturing Co. She was a “specker”, and he was a “carder”. Their neighbors were wealthy members of the Chatham family, and in fact, they were probably renting their home from them.212
In the 1939 obituary of her sister Cassie, “Mrs. Nara Ingool Lufmer” is listed as a surviving sister.243 No record of her death has been found in Wilkes Co.64
[(1910 Wi, Edwards #164, p18A, #334/338)212; (1920 Wi, Edwards #169, p10A, #186/192)212; (1930 Surry, Elkin #86, p12B, #242/259)212] [b2,7]
8. James married Mandy J. Grimes on 10/25/1894 at his father’s house in Wilkes Co.283 In the 1910s, the family moved west from Wilkes Co to Kingsport, TN. In 1920 he was living on Sullivan St with his wife and three younger children, with his oldest son nearby in the county jail. James was working as a wood pealer at a pulp mill.212 At some point they moved to Greensboro in Guilford Co, NC.338 In the 1939 obituary of his sister Cassie, he is listed as a surviving brother, living in Greensboro.243 He was living there on 20th Street with a granddaughter when he died of heart disease (Bk 79, p509).64,339 He was buried in Forest Lawn Cem.64 His oldest son was named James Claude Ingool.432
[(1900 Wi, Walnut Grove, p246A, #5)282; (1910 Wi, N Wi #174, p9A, #151/152)212; (1920 Sullivan, TN, Kingsport #167, p21B, #434/482)212] [b2,7,64,282, d64,338,339]
On 11/16/1876, in Wilkes Co it was entered into record that Nathaniel Ingold received 7 ½ acres on Roaring River, adjacent to his property, from the State of NC at a price of 12 ½ ¢ per acre.67
On 4/18/1883, in Wilkes Co Nathaniel Ingould bought 118 ½ acres, adjacent to Thomas Blackburn, from J. P. Garris for $10. The record was witnessed by Newton Blackburn and Eli Blackburn.67
1. *Nathaniel Ingool 1831 -
2. John Ingold 1833 –
3. William Ingold 1838 –
4. George Harrison Ingold 1844 -
The 1830 Wilkes Co, NC, census includes the family of Frederic Ingold (p383) with one male (15-20) and one female (20-30).277
The household of Frederick Ingold is listed in the 1839 Wilkes Co agricultural census. In that year, he had no horses, cattle, or sheep. He did have/produce 8 swine, $1 poultry, 10 bushels of oats, 160 bushels of corn, 3 bushels of potatoes, 3 tons of hay, 5 bales of cotton, and $15 worth of homemade goods.179
The 1840 Wilkes Co census includes the family of Frederick Ingold in Capt. Wellborn’s District, Wilkesboro, with one male (under 5), two males (5-10), one male (30-40), and one female (30-40).113,179,278
The 1850 Wilkes Co census lists this family in house #27: Frederick Ingole (40, farmer, born Guilford Co), Lucy (50), Nathan (19), John (17), William (12), Harrison (6), Judith Stone (21), Amanda Stone (19), Martha Stone (15), and Phelix Stone (17).113,279 The Stones were children from Lucy’s first marriage.
They are listed in the 1860 Wilkes Co census in Wilkesboro Township in house #1234/1234 as follows: Frederick Ingool (52, day laborer), Lucy (55), and George H. (16, school). They had no real estate, but their personal estate was valued at $50. Frederick and Lucy could not read or write.113,280 From this time forward, they were usually referred to as the Ingool family.
They are listed in the 1870 Wilkes Co census in Edwards Township, house #7/7: Fredrick Ingule (65, farmer), Jane (39), and Elizabeth Phelps (81). None of them could write, and only Elizabeth could read. No property value was listed.242 Jane must be his wife, Jennie. Elizabeth is probably Jennie’s mother.
The 1880 Wilkes Co census lists them in Antioch Township, p162, house #1/1: Frederick Ingool (78, laborer on farm) and Jennie (55, wife, disabled).2,281
The 1910 Wilkes Co census lists Jennie living with a family in Antioch Township, p8B, #153/153: Julian N. Harris (60, married 35 years, farmer), Dareas A. (54, wife, 12 children, 8 living), Clyde G. (18, son), Nellie V. (16, daughter), and Jinie Ingool (90, lodger, widow, 1 child, 1 still living).212
1. Nat was probably born in Wilkes Co. He was first married to Lydia Bauguess on 9/25/1853 by John Gentry in Wilkes Co.2 They were charter members of Mt. Pisgah Bap Ch when it was organized on 2/14/1879.13 One summer day he was working outside with his children. The bugs and flies were thick and one of his sons said, “I wish all these gnats were dead, except for Daddy.”45
Nathaniel married his second wife Matilda Prevette on 3/12/1894 at her home in Wilkes Co. The marriage record gives his age as 60, and hers as 50.66,283 He died after 4/13/1896 and before the 1900 census when she is listed without him and with three children from a previous marriage.282
He died on his farm while working on a fence with his neighbors. When he collapsed one man said something like, “Keep working. He’s not going to get this fence built.”45 He, his wife, and maybe three or four others (possibly children) are buried in almost forgotten graves on the farm in Traphill.45,106 [b2,7] Ref 13, p11.
2. John married Elizabeth Johnson on 8/11/1853 in Wilkes Co.262 About 1855 they moved to Greene Co, TN.262 “John Ingole” enlisted in Green Co, TN, as a private in Co N, 64th NC Reg about 9/27/1862.320 He was later transferred to Fitzgerald’s Co, 16th Bn TN Cav in January 1863, but that company was later disbanded due to the inefficiency of the officers.320
In the 1870s they moved northwest into MO.262 On 5/27/1877, their daughter Susan Ingold was married in Williamson Co, IL.262
[(1860 Green Co, TN)262, (1870 Green Co, TN)262, (1880 Dunklin Co, MO)262] [b113]
3. William may have left Wilkes Co or died before 1860.113,279 [b113,279]
4. George was the son of either Frederick’s first or second wife. “G. H. Ingold” enlisted in Co G, 54th Reg on 4/5/1862 in Wilkes Co at the age of 18. His Confederate papers show that he was 5’ 8”, a farmer born in Wilkes Co, and was at Camp Mangum near Raleigh on 5/23/1862. He was absent from the muster rolls of May/July 1862 because he was sick. The November/December and January/February 1863 rolls show that he was present. However, the March/April 1863 rolls show that he was “deserted March 30” in Fredericksburg, VA. This was three months after the hard fought Battle of Fredericksburg that resulted in a Confederate victory.367 He may have died there as a result of combat, or he may have simply deserted to start a life elsewhere. He has not been found after 1863.
Susan Shoe must have died between 1840 and 1850. Frederick then married his second wife, Lucy Johnson Stone.247,262 Lucy was first married to Byrd Stone, and they had at least four children born between 1828 and 1835. As a widow, Lucy may have been living with her father Moses Johnson in 1840. In 1850 Lucy and her children were living with Frederick and his children. Lucy must have died before 1870 and, in his sixties, Frederick married his third wife, Jennie Phelps.326 Frederick Ingold died before 1890 in Wilkes Co.2
The parents of Susan Shoe are not known. However, she is likely a granddaughter of Phillip Shew (1740s -1830s) who, like Frederick Ingold, moved to Wilkes Co from Guilford Co. Phillip Shew and most of his sons were in Wilkes Co before the 1810 census. Only his son Henry Shew is known to have stayed in Guilford Co where Frederick and Susan were married in 1829. While this would suggest that perhaps Susan is a daughter of Henry, he is not believed to have had a daughter named Susan. Another scenario is that Susan grew up in Wilkes Co, but met Frederick in Guilford Co while she was visiting her cousins. After she married, they moved back to Wilkes to be near her immediate family. Perhaps land records or a will in Wilkes Co will provide more information.
After searching early Guilford Co land records, there are only two that mention a Frederick Ingold. The first deed is presented here, and the second is included in the next section. On 9/25/1829 Frederick Ingole and Eve Ingole, both of Guilford Co, are firmly bound to Robert Mayben and Co. in the amount of $80. Frederick was selling “all his undivided part of all the land that fell to him by the death of his father William Ingole contained in the following tracts of land amounting to one ninth part of said tracts” along Stinking Quarter Creek and the county line. The two tracts totaled 209 acres, with his share being 23.25 acres. However, if Frederick established a title to this land within two and a half years, he would repay the $80 and could keep the land. The deed was witnessed by Barbary Ingole and Eve Clapp, both signing with their marks. In the May 1832 court, Barbary Ingold appeared in court to prove the execution of the bond. (Guil DB 19, p599).67 I believe that “Eve Ingole” refers to Frederick’s mother Eve, signing the document with him perhaps because he was only 18 years old. His aunt and sister were the witnesses. Frederick had just gotten married in August and was preparing to move to Wilkes Co to be with his wife’s family. He would have no use for the land, so he sold it as a type of mortgage that allowed him to reclaim it if he wanted to return. Since he did not return by March 1832, the deed was proven in the next term of court.
A-2-4 William Ingold (7). Frederick Ingold was the son of William Ingold and his wife who was likely named Eve. They had the following children according to the division of William’s estate.67
1. George W. Ingold 1800 - 1881
2. John Ingold
3. Sally Ingold 1805 -
4. Eve Ingold
5. *Frederick Ingold 11/15/1810 -
6. Catharine Ingold
7. Solomon Ingold 1814 -
8. Charity Ingold
9. Elinor (Nelly) Ingold
They lived in southeastern Guilford Co, NC, on the south side of Stinking Quarter Creek along the border of Orange Co.
The family of William Ingold is listed in the 1800 Guilford Co census, p631, with one male (16-26) and one female (16-26).212,287
The family of Wm. Ingold is listed in the 1810 Guilford Co census, Greensboro Dist, p970, with two males (under 10), one male (26-45), one female (16-26), one female (26-45), and one slave.152,212
The 1815 Guilford Co tax list includes William Ingold in John Shaw’s district, where he was taxed for 224 acres valued at $450 and for one white poll.355
The family has not been found in the 1820 Guilford Co census, possibly because part of it may be missing. They have not been found in the Orange Co census, either.
1. George married Catherine Bowman on 11/6/1820 in Guilford Co.120 On 10/25/1859 he bought 19.5 acres on “the Big Road” from William E. Goley and his wife for $85 (Guil DB 38, p64).67 The following year George sold him 6 acres back (Guil DB 41, p143-4).67 On 11/1/1870 he sold an acre on Stinking Quarter Creek to Washington McClintock for $20 (Guil DB 43, p504).67
On 1/13/1874 he and his wife sold 100 acres beside “widow Goley’s corner” to Simpson S. Ingold (likely their son) for $100 (Guil DB 57, p308-10).67 On 1/22/1881 he and his wife sold 1.86 acres to Simpson Ingold for $1. The land was “to be used for the purpose of distilling spririts” and Simpson had the right to carry on the business for two years (Guil DB 59, p194-5).67
In the 1880 census he was listed as “maimed, crippled, or bedridden”.212 On 3/2/1882 an auction was held to sell his estate.361 His land was divided among his heirs later that year (Guil DB 53, p95).67 Fifteen years earlier on 3/9/1867, George wrote a deed to Oliver Staley who would receive $315 worth of land upon George’s death. The deed was proven on 11/25/1881, indicating that George died earlier that year (Guil DB 59, p586).67
[(1840 Guil)212; (1850 Guil, S. Div, #1129)212; (1860 Guil, S. Div, p64, #464)212; (1870 Guil, Clay Twp, p15, #126)212; (1880 Guil, Clay #114, p6, #54)212] [b212, d67]
2. John bought his sister Eve’s undivided share of their father’s estate on 8/19/1826 (Guil DB 19, p397).67 Three days later he married Mary Bowman on 8/22/1826 in Guilford Co.120 He and his wife were age (20-30) in 1830, with two young children.212 He likely died before the 1850 census when he is not listed with his wife and three children.212
[(1830 Guilford)212; (1850 Alamance, S. Dist, #549/549)212]
3. Sally married Peter Bowman.67,361 She died after 1870.212
[(1830 Guilford)212; (1840 Guilford)212; (1850 Guil, S. Div, #22)212; (1860 Guil, S. Div, p96, #693)212; (1870 Guil, Clay Twp, p19, #153)212] [b212]
4. Eve married John David Clapp on 6/26/1826 in Guilford Co.67,361 They were mentioned together in a land record dated 8/19/1826.67 They may be the couple listed in the 1830 Guilford Co census where he is (20-30), she is (15-20), and a son is (under 5).212 Perhaps they are listed in 1840 in Randolph Co with five young children.212
[(?1830 Guilford)212; (?1840 Randolph, N. Div)212]
5. Frederick married Susan Shoe in Guilford Co on 8/6/1829 with bondsman Daniel Bennett and witness A. E. Hanner according to marriage bond #000056593.2,120,246,326 Within the next few months they moved 100 miles west to Wilkes Co where they are found in the census.277 He died after 1880.281 [b113,212,277,279,351]
6. Catharine had not yet married in 1831 when her father’s land was divided.120
7. Solomon was under the guardianship of William Coble in May 1830 when his father’s estate was being settled.361 He married Polly Hamphill on 12/6/1837 in Guilford Co.120 He died after 1880 when he was listed in the census as “maimed, crippled, or bedridden”.212
[(1840 Guil)212; (1850 Guil, S. Div, #213)212; (1860 Guil, S. Div, p95, #686)212; (1870 Guil, Clay Twp, p21, #162)212; (1880 Guil, Clay #114, p3, #27)212] [b212]
8. Charity (occasionally listed as Catrout) had not yet married in 1831 when her father’s land was divided.120 She may have been the youngest of the children, born just before her father died in 1820. On 3/29/1838, Charity Ingold of Orange Co sold her 28 acre portion of her father’s estate to William Coble of Guilford Co for $80 (Guil DB 24, p449-50).67 Perhaps she had just reached the age of 18 and could legally sell her land.
9. Nelly had not yet married in 1831 when her father’s land was divided.67 There was a Nelly (died 10/3/1867, age 62y, 1m, 18d) wife of John B. Low who was buried at Brick Ref Ch, but there is no indication this is her.48
On 11/23/1820, George May, William Matthews, and John Garrett were sworn in to administer the estate of William Ingold, deceased. Seven years later, on 5/10/1827, the settlement listed the payouts to those that were owed money. These amounts totaled $169.45 and included any money that was owed by the deceased for items such as crops, livestock, work done, and clerk fees. Of the 23 items, $1.05 went to A. Ingold, $6.30 to P. Ingold, $3.00 to “widow’s Rcd”, and $44.63 for the “widow’s allowance”.
On 5/3/1831, at the May term of Guilford Co court, the heirs of William Ingold, deceased, requested that his estate containing 209 acres be divided. The petitioners were George Ingold, John Ingold, Peter Bowman and wife Sarah, John Clapp and wife Eve, Frederick Ingold, Catherine Ingold, Solomon Ingold by William Coble (guardian), Catrout Ingold, and Eliner Ingold. The papers state that five of the heirs are “infants” under 21 years of age: Solomon, Frederick, Catherine, Catrout, and Elinor. Solomon was represented by his guardian, and the others were represented by their older brother George.361
On 7/30/1831, the division of the estate of William Ingold, deceased, was submitted to the August term of court.67,361 His land was divided into nine lots.
· Lot #1: worth $52.50, located on the county line, 21 acres, to Nelly Ingold.
· Lot #2: worth $36.75, located on the county line, 21 acres, to Fredric Ingold.
· Lot #6: worth $57, on creek, 19 acres, to John Ingold.
· Lot #3: worth $76.12, on county line, 21 acres, to Catharine Ingold who must pay John $6.27.
· Lot #4: worth $37.50, on county line, 21 acres, to George Ingold who must pay John $3.65.
· Lot #5: worth $103.50, on county line along creek, 23 acres to Solomon Ingold who must pay Frederic $33.09 and John $0.5575.
· Lot #7: worth $88, along creek, 16 acres, to Sally Bowman (wife of Peter Bowman) who must pay Nelly $17.34 and John $0.8066.
· Lot #8: worth $71.23, at Adam Ingold’s corner, 19 acres, to Eve Clapp (wife of John Clapp) who must pay John $1.40.
· Lot #9: worth $70, at Plunkett’s corner, 28 acres, to Charity Ingold who must pay John $0.15.
The deed was signed by those appointed to divide the land: J. Henry Clapp, Daniel Clapp, John Clapp, David Faglemon, and George Clapp. (Guil. DB 19, p589-90).67
Before the estate was divided, the land of William Ingole, deceased, is mentioned in a deed. On 8/19/1826, John Clapp and his wife Eva sold their one ninth share of William’s estate to John Ingole for $40. The land was a portion of the 209 acres on Stinking Quarter Creek. The deed mentions that “widow Ingold, their mother and mother-law” lives on the land. The deed was proven in the August 1831 term of court, after the divisions had been made. (Guil DB 19, p397-8).67
William’s widow Eve was living on 5/10/1827 when a settlement of his estate was presented to the Guilford Co court where the “widow’s allowance” was $44.63.
However, she had died before 5/21/1830 when William Coble is found as the administrator of her small estate. In the November 1831 term of court, her estate was valued at only $144.11, of which $72.68 went to pay administration costs. (Settlements, Vol X6, p174).399
In the May 1831 term of court William’s heirs were referred to as having “no guardian”. A settlement of her estate, valued at $71.42, was presented at the August 1831 term of court.
A-2-5 Peter Ingold, Sr. (8). William Ingold was the son of Peter Ingold, Sr. and Christina Strader.347,351,354 They had the following children according to land and church records.67,354
1. Peter Ingold, Jr. - 1820
2. *William Ingold - 1820
3. John Ingold - 1813
4. Barbara Ingold 1789 -
5. Adam Ingold 5/ 6/1790 – 12/25/1842
6. Jacob Ingold
They lived on Stinking Quarter Creek along the border of Orange and Guilford Co.67
The family of Peter Tingold is listed in the 1790 Guilford Co, NC, census, p505, with one male (over 16), three males (under 16 [Peter Jr, William, John]), and two females.212 In this census, there were 7,106 people in 1,093 households within the county.
The 1792 Orange Co, NC, tax list includes Peter Ingold in St. Asaph’s District. The source did not list any other information.359
The family of Peter Ingold is listed in the 1800 Orange Co census, Hillsborough, with two males (under 10 [Adam, Jacob]), one male (16-26 [John]), one male (over 45), one female (under 10 [Barbara]), and one female (over 45).212 Both Peter Jr and William were listed in their own households.
On 11/1/1800, there were 48 people who were confirmed by Rev. Andrew Loretz at Brick Ref Ch in southeastern Guilford Co. Among them were #1 Peter Ingold, #2 William Ingold, and #44 Barbara Ingold. Also, on 10/1/1802, John Ingold was one of 15 who were confirmed by Rev. Henry Diffenbach after 18 days of instruction.354 Ref 354, p56-7.
Confirmation was a ceremony usually for children who had become old enough to accept responsibility for their own spiritualism. Typically this was when the child was about twelve years old. Even though Peter and William were closer to 20 years old, it is still possible that these four were children of Peter Ingold, Sr.
The family of Peter Ingold is listed in the 1810 Orange Co census, Hillsborough, with two males (16-26 [Adam, Jacob]), one male (over 45), one female (10-16 [unknown]), and one female (over 45).212
The 1815 Guilford Co tax list includes Peter Ingold in John Shaw’s District with 250 acres worth $250 and no polls since he was exempt due to his age.355
The family of Peter Ingold is listed in the 1820 Orange Co census with three males (under 10), one male (26-45), one male (over 45), one female (under 10), one female (26-45), and one female (over 45). One person is working in agriculture, and another in manufacturing.212 It appears that Peter and his wife are living with the family of one of their children, probably Adam.
Peter and his wife Christina were listed among those who received Communion at Brick Ref Ch in 1802, 1805, 1806, 1822, 1823, and 1824. Peter attended without his wife on 4/24/1825. Records between 1806 and 1822 have not been found.354 Ref 354, p60-71.
1. Peter, Jr. was born between 1774 and 1784 according to census records.212,287 From land, church, and estate records, his wife’s name was Barbara.67,354,361 In 1800 Peter was living with his wife and two young girls.212 In 1802, 1805, and 1806, Peter and his wife were among those who received Communion at Brick Ref Ch.354 In 1822, 1823, and 1824, only Barbara is listed at the service.354 By 1810, they had four more children.212 He was in the 1815 Guilford Co tax list with 100 acres worth $350 and one white poll.355
Peter died before 8/16/1823 when his estate was settled (Guilford IS&S of Estates, p27).378 It appears that he died in 1820 because George Coble was appointed the administrator of his estate on 11/20/1820.361 The sale of his property took place on 12/15/1820 (Guilford Inventories of Estates, p60).379
On 5/20/1823 and 8/19/1823 his widow Barbara was listed as the guardian of his nine children.361 (Guilford Guardian Docket, X4, p88).377 By 8/8/1829, land records show that his widow and many of the children sold their part of his 96 acre estate to their brother Joel over the next few years (Guil DB 18, p381).67 In 1830, Joel (20‑30) is listed in the Guilford Co census with the family and a woman (50-60) who is presumably his mother, Barbara.212 Barbara died on 5/7/1848 and was buried at Brick Ref Ch according to funeral records.357
[(1800 Guil, Salisbury, p647)212,287; (1810 Guil, Gso, p971)152,212; (1830 Guilford)212] Ref 354, p60-71; Ref 357, p275.
2. William was born between 1774 and1784 according to census records. He married his wife Eve about 1800 because they were living together with no children in that census.212,287
The records of Brick Ref Ch list William Ingold among those receiving Communion in 1802 and 1805. The 1805 listing says he was the son of Peter and Christina. While others are listed with their wives, William is not, even though he must have been married at the time. Perhaps his wife Eve was not a member of the German Reformed Church, and therefore did not attend the services.354
He died before 11/23/1820 when George May was the administrator of his estate.361 On 8/19/1826 his daughter sold her undivided portion of his estate.67
3. John was born between 1774 and 1784 according to census records.212,433 He was a “son of Peter Ingold” according to Brick Ch records.354 He married Dorothy (Dolly) Anthony on 1/30/1806 according to Brick Ch records.354 On 3/30/1806, “John Ingold and his wife Dorothea” were witnesses to the baptism of his sister Barbara’s son.354 He is listed among those who received Communion at Brick Ref Ch in 1806.354 He may be the “J. Ingold” listed in the 1810 Guilford Co census where he and his wife are (26‑45), and they have three young children.212
John must have died before 6/8/1813 when “the heirs of John Ingold, deceased” bought 250 acres on Reedy Fork for $375 from four couples including “Peter and Christain Ingold” (Guil DB 11, p242-3).67 Beginning in 1817, Dolly was the “guardian for her children” after John’s death.361 On 9/25/1828, Dolly and her four children sold the 250 acres on Reedy Fork to John Sockwell for $375 (Guil DB 20, p162-3).67
[(1810 Guil, Gso, p971)212; (1840 Orange)212; (1850 Alamance, S. Dist, #592/592)212; (1860 Alam, Graham, #32/32)212]
[d67,361] Ref 354, p23,63.
4. Barbara married John Garrett on 2/12/1804 according to Brick Ref Ch records.347,348,350,354 There is said to be a marriage bond dated 2/1/1804 for their marriage where John Ingold was bondsman.347 They are listed among those who attended Communion at Brick Ref Ch in 1805 and 1806.354 In 1815, John Garrett was listed in the Guilford Co tax list with 100 acres worth $250 and one white poll.355 She died between 1860 and 1870.212
[(1850 Guil, S. Div, #81)212; (1860 Guil, S. Div, p64, #469)212; (1870 Guil, Clay Twp, p15, #120)212] [b212] Ref 354, p62-3.
5. Adam was born about 1790 according to census records.212 On 11/11/1818, he was the bondsman of a marriage in Orange Co. On 5/30/1818 Adam Ingold received a grant (#2227) for two acres on Stinking Quarter Creek along the county line at a cost of $5 per hundred acres. The deed was witnessed by William Ingold and Henry Bowman, and was recorded on 11/30/1819 (Guil DB 70, p116-7).67
On 5/6/1827 Adam is listed among those who received Communion at Brick Ref Ch. The next name in the list is Jane Ingold, suggesting that she may have been his wife.354
In 1830, his age seems to be (40-50) and he is living with a female (20-30), another man (30-40), two young boys, and four females (under 20).212 It appears to be two families living together. Perhaps he is living with his younger brother Jacob.
On 12/14/1833, Adam Ingold sold 0.56 acres on Stinking Quarter Creek to Joshua Johnson, both of Orange Co, for $10 (Guil DB 21, p393).67
The cemetery records of Low’s Lutheran Ch show an Adam Ingold (5/6/1790-12/25/1842) who was married to Catharine Coble (11/30/1782-7/9/1835).347,428
After his first wife died, he appears to have remarried to Margaret about 1836 and had three children.212
[(1830 Guilford)212; (1840 Orange)212; (1850 Alamance, S. Dist, #634/634)212]
[b347, d347] Ref 354, p72.
6. Jacob is a mystery. The only mention of him is when he received land from his father in 1814.67 It was initially thought that Jacob and John were the same person, but that is not possible. John had died by 1813, but Jacob received land in 1814.67
Christina (or, Christain) Strader was probably born before 1755 according to census records.212 She was still living as late as 1824 when her name was found in church records.354 She may be related to a Johannes Conrad Strader who arrived in Philadelphia in 1752 on the Phoenix from Rotterdam, Holland. His family lived in Berks Co, PA, before moving to NC. He died about 1808 in Caswell Co, NC, on Hogan’s Creek. He had at least seven children born in Orange Co, NC, between 1756 and 1775.400
The following records refer to Peter Ingold, Sr.
On 10/22/1782, Peter Ingold received a grant from the State of NC (#555) for 200 acres at a cost of 50 shillings per 100 acres. The land was on the waters of Stinken Quarter, adjacent to Suller’s corner and Shatterlin’s line. (Guil DB 3, p115).67
On 10/22/1782, Peter Ingold received a grant from the State of NC (#515) for 50 acres at a cost of 50 shillings per 100 acres. The land was on the waters of Stinken Quarter, adjacent to Lineberry’s corner. (Guil DB 3, p115A).67
In the February 1794 court of Orange Co, Peter Ingold was one of twelve men instructed to lay off a road from May’s Ford to Mrs. Hawkins’ and then on to Capt. David Patterson’s fence, by way of Christian Coble’s place.360
In the May 1794 court of Orange Co, Peter Ingold was one of twelve men instructed to lay off a road from John Coontce’s place to Mrs. Hawkins’.360
On 11/23/1797, Peter Ingold of Orange Co sold 50 acres on Stinking Quarter Creek to George Lineberry for £20. Peter had acquired the land from a grant on 10/22/1782. It was recorded in the November 1797 court and witnessed by Peter Ingoll and Benjamin Morgan. (Guil DB 6, p370-1).67
On 8/19/1800, Peter Ingold of Orange Co bought land from John Coble of Guilford Co for $335.25. The land was 224.5 acres in Guilford Co on the south side of Stinking Quarter Creek, along the county line, adjacent to Plunket’s corner. The deed was proven in the August 1800 court. (Guil DB 7, p263-4).67
On 8/14/1811, Peter Ingold, Sr. of Orange Co sold land to William Ingold of Guilford Co for $450. The land was 100 acres on Stinking Quarter Creek, adjacent to Foust’s line and Plunket’s line. The deed was recorded in the May 1812 court. (Guil DB 11, p7).67
On 6/8/1813, Martin Warrick and wife Barbara, Peter Ingold and wife Christain, Adam Suits and wife Susannah, George Shumaker, and Valentine Cobb sold land to “the heirs of John Ingold, deceased” for $375. The land was 250 acres situated on Reedy Fork. (Guil DB 11, p242-3).67
On 3/5/1814, Peter Ingold, Sr. was a witness to the baptism of Obadia Amick, the son of Nickalous Amick and his wife Saloma, at Brick Ref Ch.354 Ref 354, p28.
On 5/21/1814, Peter Ingold, Sr. of Orange Co gave land to William Ingold of Guilford Co “for and in consideration of the love that he doth bear to his son”. The land was 112 acres in Guilford Co on Stinking Quarter Creek along the county line, adjacent to Plunkett’s line. The deed seems to mistakenly refer to Peter Ingold, Jr, perhaps because he also received a gift from his father on the same date. The deed was recorded in the May 1816 court. (Guil DB 12, p187).67
On 5/21/1814, Peter Ingold, Sr. of North Carolina gave land to Peter Ingold, Jr. of Guilford Co “for love and good will that I bear to my son”. The land was 95 acres on Stinking Quarter Creek, adjacent to Shatterly’s line and Plunkett’s line. It was recorded in the May 1816 court. (Guil DB 12, p222).67
On 5/21/1814, Peter Ingold, Sr. of Orange Co gave land to John Garrett of Guilford Co “for love and good will to daughter Barbara Garrett and her husband John”. The land was 104 acres on Stinking Quarter Creek. It was recorded in the May 1816 court. (Guil DB 12, p208-9).67
On 5/21/1814, Peter Ingold of Orange Co gave land to Jacob Ingold of Orange Co “for love and good will to my son”. The land was on Stinking Quarter Creek at the border of Guilford Co. It was recorded at the August 1816 court and witnessed by Adam Ingold and D. Grieson. (Orange DB 15, p350).67
On 8/14/1816, Peter Ingold, Sr. of Orange Co gave land to Adam Ingold of Orange Co “for love and good will”. The land was in Orange Co on Stinking Quarter Creek at the border of Guilford Co. It was recorded at the August 1816 court and witnessed by William Cullach and Jacob Ingold. (Orange DB 15, p350-1).67
Peter Ingold, Sr. is said to be buried at Brick Ref Ch, located in southeastern Guilford Co and founded in 1748.348 There are said to be church records stating that he died on 10/18/1825 at the age of 72 years.254 An inventory of “marked and known” graves was taken in 1925 and includes “Peter Ingold”.354 Therefore, he was born about 1753. It has been said that he can be found in Orange Co records as early as 1774. Ref 254, Vol 23, #2, 1996, p74; Ref 354, p110.
Peter Ingold left a will in Orange Co dated 8/28/1818 and proven in November 1825. He mentions his “wife”, “son Adam”, “William Ingold”, and that he leaves “nothing to other heirs”. The witnesses were Jacob Shearer, John Garrett, and Peter Ingold. (Orange WB E, p89).167 It is not surprising that he left nothing to his heirs since he had already given them most (if not all) of his land. By only mentioning his “son Adam”, it supports the idea that Adam may have been the youngest, and was perhaps still living at home.
The records of Brick Ref Ch list the marriage of Peter Ingold to Christina Strader “by a justice” on 10/11/1774.347,351,354 Ref 354, p93.
There are still several potential members of this family who have not yet been placed.
· William Ingold was born 6/20/1721 and died 1801 according to an inventory of “marked and known” graves at Brick Ref Ch that was made in 1925.354 Ref 354, p110.
· Jacob Ingold is listed in the 1810 Guilford census, over age 45, and living with his wife and ten children.
· Peter Ingold was listed in the 1755 Orange Co tax list. (More information below.)
· There may have been a Mary Ingold who married Frederick Moser Jr (b1771) in 1794 in Guilford or Orange Co. After her death, her husband remarried in 1799.
· John Ingole (age 50-60) is found in the 1830 Guilford Co census living with eight others. However, the John Ingold, son of Peter Sr, died by 1813.
· There is said to be a John Ingold who married Anna. They had a daughter born in 1755 who married Peter Amick, possibly in NC.
· Possibly the same family as above, there was a Johannes Ingold who married Anne Margrette in Schoharie, NY. He is said to have come from Germany in 1717.
There is a record of a young man named Peter Ingold arriving in Philadelphia aboard the brigantine Pennsylvania Merchant ship on 9/18/1733. He is listed among the 191 passengers as being under the age of 16. There are no other passengers with the same last name, so perhaps he came alone. This ship originated in Rotterdam, Holland, which was a major port for ships traveling to America carrying German passengers or cargo.344 On 12/15/1743, Peter Ingold had 100 acres surveyed in Philadelphia Co, PA, according to the early record books at the Land Office.345 If he had to be at least 21 years old to patent land in 1743, and was under 16 when he arrived in 1733, then he was likely born between 1717 and 1722.
It is probably the same Peter Ingold who was listed in the 1755 tax list for Orange Co, NC, where he is charged only for one white poll.346,358 While he is certainly older than the Peter (born 1753) mentioned above, he would, however, be about the right age of his father. Most early Orange Co records were destroyed during the Revolutionary War, so it may be difficult to prove this connection.
One simple explanation to account for all of the earliest members of this family is that a young man named “William Peter Ingold” was born about 1720 and arrived in Philadelphia in 1733. He had at least two sons: Peter (born 1753) and Jacob (born c1760). However, there is no proof to support this scenario.
The Ingold name is definitely German, with the first immigrant arriving in Philadelphia as so many other German families did between 1720 and 1750. Many families stayed in the vicinity of Pennsylvania, but by the 1740s, there was a significant migration south, down the Great Wagon Road through the Shenandoah Valley. These early German families settled in the Haw River valley in what is now Guilford, Alamance, and Orange Co, NC. From 1734 to 1750, this was Bladen and Johnston Co. In 1750, Anson Co was formed from the western portion of Bladen. In 1752, Orange Co was created and covered all the area where the earliest members of the Ingold family are known to have settled. Finally, in 1771, Guilford Co was created from the western part of Orange Co.
Many German families settled in this area during the mid 1700s including: Albright, Clapp, Faust, Holt, Sharp (Scherb), Laws, Graves (Greff), Summers, Cobb (Kaub), Coble, Swing (Schwenk), Cortner (Goertner), Ingold, Bowers, Keim, Staley, Mays, Amick (Emig), Smith, Stack, Nease, Ingle, Leinberger, and others.2,5
“Their first place of worship was in a log building near where Laws Church now stands, on the old road from Hillsboro to Salisbury, now in the southeast corner of Guilford County, N.C. Soon this small log house gave way to a larger and more comfortable place of worship, whose corner-stones a few years since could still be seen. In those early years Ludwig Clapp and Christian Faust were Elders, and Ingold and Leimberger were Deacons.”2
Ludwig Clapp bought 640 acres “on the Alamance (Creek) in 1752” and Christian Faust owned land in Western Orange Co5. These Fausts came to America from Germany on the ship Elizabeth in 1732 and settled in PA. Some came to NC a few years later6. I mention this because the Ingolds may have been with the Fausts as they traveled along this route.
1. William Thomas (Willie) Walker 8/20/1867 - 7/22/1951
2. *Mary Jane (Sissy) Walker 11/19/1870 - 8/31/1939
The 1860 Wilkes Co, NC, census lists them in Traphill Township in house #411/411 as follows: Milton Walker (22, farmer) and Rebecca (16). Their real estate was valued at $300, while their personal estate was valued at $200.113,280
The 1870 Wilkes Co census lists them in Rock Creek Township in house #156/156: Willis M. Walker (33, farmer), Rebecca A. (25), and William T. (2). Their real estate was valued at $100, and their personal estate was valued at $100.113
After Willis Milton Walker died in 1871, Rebecca married Joseph Spicer and had four more children.13
The 1880 Wilkes Co census lists this family in Walnut Grove Township, p50, house #18/18: Joseph Spicer (33, farmer), Rebecca A. (35, wife), William T. Walker (11, stepson), Mary J. Walker (9, stepdau), Johnson Spicer (6, son), Mary C. Spicer (4, dau), and E. Lodmia Spicer (1, dau).281
1. William married Sophia Luember Barlow (Sofa L. Borlow in family Bible211) on 5/5/1891 in Wilkes Co.148,211,283 They moved to Greenbrier Co, WV, about 1902.212 In 1910, he was listed as a farmer, but in 1920 and 1930 he was a merchant at a general store.212 In 1930, he owned his home which, valued at $2,500, was among the more expensive houses in the neighborhood. The family also owned a radio and did not live on a farm.212 They are buried in Mountain View Cem in Greenbrier Co.64,148
William’s death certificate was filed in Pocahontas Co and states that he was a merchant and that he died of coronary problems.64 It accurately names his parents and states that he was born in Wilkes Co, NC.64
[(1900 Wi, Union, p237A, #143)282; (1910 Greenbrier, WV, Williamsburg #44, p9B, #148/156)212; (1920 Greenbrier, WV, Falling Spring #48, p14A, #3/3)212; (1930 Pocahontas Co, WV, Hillsboro #10, p2A, #29/25)212] [b113,148,282, d64,148]
2. Mary Jane married Richard Cornelius Ingool on 9/19/1890 at Joseph Spicer’s (her step father’s) residence in Wilkes Co.2,66,148,283 She died at her home near Hays243 of heart trouble sustained a week before her death.64
Her headstone at Mt. Pisgah Bap Ch gives her birth date as 11/19/1870.48 Her Wilkes Co death certificate incorrectly gives it as 5/4/1874.64 [b48,64,148,281, d2,48,64,148,243] Ref 243, 9/11/1939, p5.
A-3-2 Willis Walker (6). Willis Milton Walker was the son of Willis Walker and Elizabeth Rhodes (A-13-1). They had the following children.13,78 Ref 13, p401.
1. John Franklin Walker 9/16/1827 - 4/27/1894
2. Sally Lucinda Walker 11/14/1830 – 12/ 7/1897
3. William Hamilton Walker 9/ 2/1834 - 6/15/1913
4. *Willis Milton Walker 9/11/1836 - 5/16/1871
5. James Dolphus Walker 5/26/1840 - 2/22/1911
6. Josiah Walker 7/28/1845 - 3/ 4/1925
They lived in Wilkes Co, NC, on Roaring River.3 The 1830 Wilkes Co census includes the family of Willis Walker with one male (under 5), one male (20-30), and one female (20-30).277
The 1840 Wilkes Co census includes the family of Willis Walker in Capt. Shumate’s District with two males (under 5), one male (5-10), one male (10-15), one male (30-40), one female (5-10), and one female (30-40).113,212,278
The Wilkes Co school census (no date, probably mid 1840s) for Mulberry, 36th District, lists the following Walker children attending school: Wilborn (10), Wilson (12), John (12), Willis M. (15), Hammelton (12), Nancy (11), Matilda (11), Lucinda (8). The numbers in parentheses indicate the number of days the individual attended school.140 While I do not believe they were all siblings, they were very likely cousins.
They are listed in the 1850 Wilkes Co census in house #827 and #828 as follows: Willis Walker (47, farmer), Elizabeth (47), John (22), Lucinda (18), William (15, school), Milton (10, school), James (12, school), and Josiah (5, school). It says that John had been married within the year. Their real estate was valued at $500.113,279
The 1860 Wilkes Co census lists them in Traphill Township in house #166/166 as follows: Willis Walker (54, farmer), Elizabeth (54), James D. (20), Josiah (15), and Amelia Holbrook (19). Their real estate was valued at $600, while their personal estate was valued at $1000.113,280 I do not know who Amelia Holbrook is.
The 1870 Wilkes Co census lists them in Rock Creek Township in house #150/150: Elizabeth Walker (65, farmer) and James (26). Elizabeth could not write. Their real estate was valued at $175, and their personal estate was valued at $375.113,242 Willis had died earlier that year.
The 1880 Wilkes Co census lists Elizabeth Walker (age 74) living with the family of her son Josiah.281
1. John married Nancy Matilda Absher on 8/19/1852.13,78,154,392 They applied for a marriage licensce on 8/14/1852 with W. P. Abshire (or, Absher) as the bondsman. Ref 78 is from a family Bible and gives his birthdate as 9/16/1827. However, and article in Ref 13 says he was born on 9/16/1826. They are buried in the Coffey Absher Fam Cem.154
[(1860 Wi, Mulberry, #40)113,280; (1870 Wi, Union, #68)242; (1880 Wi, Mulberry, p71, #206/209)281] [b13,78,154, d13,154]
2. Lucinda married Wiley Patterson Absher on 9/13/1849 according to information written in a family Bible.211 They are listed twice in the 1870 census.242 They are buried in the Wiley P. Absher Fam Cem.13
[(1860 Wi, Haymeadow, #70)280; (1870 Wi, Mulberry2, #24 & #46)242; (1880 Wi, Mulberry, p71, #209/212)281] [b13,78,154,211, d13,154,211] Ref 13, p74.
3. William married Mary Ann Johnson before 1860.13,280 He died in Alleghany Co, NC.13
[(1860 Wi, Wilkesboro, #345)113,280] [b13,78,113, d13]
4. Milton was married to Rebecca Almedia Myers by L. Sebastian, Justice of the Peace, on 12/16/1858 in Wilkes Co.66 He is buried beside his father at New Covenant Bap Ch.48 [b13,48,78, d13,48,78]
5. James married Samantha Caroline Buttery on 5/30/1875 in Wilkes Co.13,283 They were living with their daughter’s family in 1900.282 They are buried at Bethel Bap Ch.48
[(1880 Wi, Walnut Grove, p50, #17/17)281; (1900 Wi, Mulberry, p124B, #79)282; (1910 Wi, Mulberry, #54/56)113] [b13,48,78,282, d13,48] Ref 13, p132.
6. Josiah married Lodemia Buttery on 2/17/1867.13,282 They were living with a daughter and granddaughter in 1910.113
[(1870 Wi, Rock Creek, #151)242; (1880 Wi, Rock Creek, p40, #22/22)281; (1900 Wi, Walnut Grove, p246A, #1)282; (1910 Wi, Walnut Grove, #5)113] [b13,78,282, d13] Ref 13, p132.
Willis Walker left a will dated 1/4/1870 (Wilkes Co WB 6, p42). In it, he leaves his wife Elizabeth everything. He asks that she rent out his public mill to the highest bidder for one year at a time. The profit should be divided among his children. When Elizabeth dies, the mill, three acres around the mill and the spring, and the rest of the property should be sold, with the profit being divided among his children. Josiah Walker, his youngest son was willed all of his land on the west side of the river. He asked that his debts be equally divided among his children. He appointed his sons William H. Walker and James D. Walker to be the executors. The will was proven on 2/13/1870.79
A-3-3 Josiah Walker (7). Willis Walker was the son of Josiah Walker.13 He probably had the following children according to census information.13,149 Ref 13, p401.
1. daughter Walker 1790 -
2. son Walker 1792 -
3. son Walker 1795 -
4. son Walker 1798 -
5. daughter Walker 1802 -
6. *Willis Walker 9/23/1804 – 1/22/1870
7. William Walker, Sr. 6/18/1807 – 11/27/1879
8. Robert M. Walker 1810 –
9. son Walker 1812 -
Josiah Walker is believed to have come to Wilkes Co, NC, from MD.13 Even though I have not seen proof that Josiah was the father of those listed above, it is very likely since he deeded land to Willis and William when they were young.67 Also, William, Josiah, and Willis are listed adjacently in the 1830 census.277 While Robert is often listed as a son of Josiah,149 I have seen no proof of it.
The household of Josiah Walker is listed in the 1800 Wilkes Co census: one male (under age 10), one male (10-16), one male (26-45), and one male (over 45).192 However, Ref. 275 does not include this family. Ref 192: p9.
The household of Josiah Walker is listed in the 1810 Wilkes Co census: three males (under 10), two males (10-16), one male (16-26), one male (26-45), one female (under 10), one female (16-26), and two females (over 45).192,275 Ref 192: p9.
The household of Josiah Walker is listed in the 1820 Wilkes Co census: one male (under 10), three males (10-16), one male (16-26), one male (26-45), one male (over 45), one female (16-26), and one female (over 45).192,276 Ref 192: p9.
The household of Josiah Walker is listed in the 1830 Wilkes Co census: one male (20-30), one male (60-70), one female (15-20), and one female (60-70).192,277 Ref 192: p10.
1. A daughter was born between 1784 and 1794 according to census information. She was not in the household by 1820.276 [b275]
2. A son was born between 1784 and 1794 according to census information. He was not in the household by 1830.277 He may be Hirum Walker (born 1790s) first found in the 1830 Wilkes census.277 [b275,276]
3. A son was born between 1794 and 1800 according to census information. He was not in the household by 1820.276 He may be Eli Walker (born 1794-1804) first found in the 1820 Wilkes census.276 Or, he may be James Walker (born 1794-1800) or Richard Walker (born 1790-1794) first found in the 1820 and 1830 Wilkes censuses.276,277 [b275]
4. A son was born between 1794 and 1800 according to census information. He was not in the household by 1830.277 He may be Turner Walker (born 1790s) first found in the 1830 Wilkes census.277 [b275,276]
5. A daughter was born between 1800 and 1804 according to census information. She was not in the household by 1830.277 [b275,276]
6. Willis married Elizabeth Rhodes on 11/30/1826.13 He died of “disease of the heart” according to the 1870 Wilkes Co Mortality Schedule.242 They are buried at New Covenant Bap Ch.13 [b13,48, d13,48,242]
7. William, Sr. left a will in Wilkes Co dated 8/12/1879. In it he mentions his wife Betsy Ann, mother of his two small children. He mentions his “first children”, indicating that they were from a previous marriage. He gave his age as 72. (Wilkes Co WB 6, p185).79 He is listed with wife Betsy in 1850, Elizabeth in 1860, and Sarah in 1870. According to his obituary, he was a member of New Covenant Bap Ch where he is buried.48,172
[(1830 Wi)277; (1840 Wi, Shumate’s)113,278; (1850 Wi, #829)279; (1860 Wi, Haymeadow, #153)113,280; (1870 Wi, Rock Creek, #173)242] [b48,172, d48,172]
8. Robert married Diane Shepherd.149,150 He was listed as a blacksmith, age 47, in the 1850 census.279 He must have died before 1880 because his wife is living with her daughter’s family in the census.281
[(1840 Wi, Johnson’s)278; (1850 Wi, #487)279; (1860 Wi, Traphill, #418)113,280; (1870 Wi, Walnut Grove, #62/62)242; (1880 Wi, Rock Creek, p40, #37/37)281] [b113]
9. A son was born between 1810 and 1820 according to census information. He was not in the household by 1830.277 He may be Benjamin Walker (born 1800s) or Leonard Walker (born 1800s) first found in the 1830 Wilkes census.277 [b276]
On 4/21/1803, Josiah Walker sold 1 acre where he had formerly lived on Roundabout Creek to Sterling Rose. (Wilkes Co DB F1, p27-8).192
On 3/27/1805, Josiah Walker asked that he and his wife be dismissed from Brier Creek Bap Ch. The name of his wife is not known.192 Ref 192: p10.
On 9/23/1822, Josiah Walker bought 100 acres on Roaring River from Mary Whitley and Daniel Whitley for $150. It was witnessed by Jasper Billing(s). (Wilkes Co DB K, p229).67
Also, on 9/23/1822, Josiah Walker bought another 100 acres from Mary Whitley and Daniel Whitley for $150. It was also witnessed by Jasper Billing(s). (Wilkes Co DB K, p230).67
On 2/25/1829, Josiah Walker sold 50 acres on Roaring River to Willis Walker for $50. It was witnessed by John Rhodes, E. M. Daniel, and Wm. Walker. (Wilkes Co DB I, p267).67
On 2/22/1834, Josiah Walker sold 140 acres on Roaring River near Willis Walker to Wm. (William) Walker for $150. It was witnessed by Adam Grims? and Willis Walker. (Wilkes Co DB I, p268).67
Judging by the census records, Josiah Walker was born between 1765 and 1770.192 Ref 192: p10.
There were four Walkers listed in the 1787 Wilkes Co census: Charles, Howard, Isaac, and Samuel. Each of them had children, but only Isaac had a slave.272
A-4-1 Emanuel Bauguess. (6). Lydia F. Bauguess was the daughter of Emanuel Bauguess and Amelia (Milly) Sparks (A-5-1). They had the following children.13,74,140,147,164,,277,278,279 Sources: Ref 13, p423; Ref 147, p230; Ref 164, p129-30; Ref 224, p3280-3.
1. Elizabeth Bauguess 3/16/1819 - 8/ 6/1902
2. Sarah Thayer Bauguess 1820 -
3. Richard T. Bauguess 10/16/1822 - 4/10/1919
4. Cassie Bauguess 1824 -
5. Reuben Bauguess 1828 - 1897
6. Jonas Bauguess 1830 - 1892
7. *Lydia F. Bauguess 1832 -
On 11/2/1879, son Richard Bauguess of Ashe Co sold land on Roaring River in Wilkes Co to David Hanks. It was “the land on which the said Richard Bauguess’ mother lived and died which is to be divided between the seven heirs of Manuel Bauguess and Milly Bauguess, his wife.”224 This confirms that there were seven children and that both parents had died by 1879.
The 1820 Wilkes Co, NC, census lists the family of Amanuel Bauguss: one male (16-26), two females (under 10), and one female (16-26).147,276
The 1830 Wilkes Co census includes the family of Emanuel Baugust (p344) with two males (under 5), one male (5-10), one male (30-40), one female (5-10), two females (10-15) and one female (30-40).147,277
The household of Emanuel Baugus is listed in the 1839 Wilkes Co agricultural census. In that year, he had/produced 3 horses, 15 cattle, 18 sheep, 35 swine, $12 poultry, 10 bushels of wheat, 30 bushels of oats, 20 bushels of rye, 350 bushels of corn, 50 pounds of wool, 15 pounds of wax, 20 bushels of potatoes, 1 ton of hemp/flax, 10 pounds of tobacco, $25 dairy products, $20 orchard, $35 homemade goods, and $301 invested capital.179
The 1840 Wilkes Co census includes the family of Emanuel Baugus in Capt. Spicer’s District, Traphill, with two males (10-15), one male (15-20), one male (40-50), one female (5‑10), two females (15-20), and one female (40-50).113,179,278
The Wilkes Co school census dated 5/1/1841 for the 60th District lists six children of Emaniel Bauguste attending school: Richard, Rubin, Jonas, Casse, Sarah, and Lidia.140
The 1850 Wilkes Co census lists this family in house #821 as follows: Emanuel Baugas (53, farmer), Milly (51), Cassey (24), Jonas (20, but some transcriptions list James), Liddia (18), and John (7). Their real estate was valued at $200.113,279 I assume that John is a son of Cassie.
The 1860 Wilkes Co census lists them in Traphill Township in house #446/446 as follows: Manual Baugus (62, farmer), Milly (60), Cassy (38), and John (16, school). Their real estate was valued at $500, while their personal estate was valued at $200. John was the only one who could read or write.113,280
They are listed in the 1870 Wilkes Co census, Walnut Grove Township, Haymeadow PO, house #142: Milly Baugus (71, farmer), Cassy (50), Martha C. (7), Franklin (17, black), Lucy (16, black), Pleasant (10, male, black), Allice (6, black), and Daniel (3, mulatto). Their real estate was worth $50, while their personal esate was worth $100. Milly and Cassy could read.242
1. Elizabeth married John Andrew Holloway, a blacksmith according to the 1850 census.62,74,164,279 Her husband died in the Civil War.62 She died in Alleghany Co, NC, and is buried in Sparta Cem.62,74,164
On 1/12/1880, she and her sister (“Elisa Holloway and Casey Bauguess”) sold their share of their parents’ land (30 acres) to their brother Jonas (Wilkes Co DB 4).62
[(1850 Wi, #738)279; (1860 Wi, #494)280] [b62.,74,147,164,224, d62,74,164] Ref 62, p76,78.
2. Sarah is probably the Sally Baugas (age 25) who, with son William, was living with her sister Elizabeth in the 1850 census.224,279 [b74,276,277,278]
3. Richard married Mary (Polly) Joines.62 They were buried in Tuckerdale, Ashe Co.62
On 11/2/1877, Richard Bauguess of Ashe Co sold 40 acres to David Hanks of Ashe Co. The land was in Wilkes Co on Roaring River, part of the land his mother had lived on before she died. The land was to be divided among the seven heirs of Emanuel and Milly Bauguess. (Wilkes Co DB).62
[(1850 Ashe)62; (1860 Wi, Traphill, #380)62,280; (1880 Ashe)62] [b62,74,147, d62] Ref 62, p77.
4. Cassie and her sister (“Elisa Holloway and Casey Bauguess”) sold their share of their parents’ land (30 acres) to their brother Jonas on 1/12/1880 (Wilkes Co DB 4).62
[(1870 Wi, Walnut Grove, #121)242] [b74,147,277,278]
5. Reuben married Polly within a year prior to the 1850 census.62,74,164,279 Before 1880, he sold his share of his parents’ land to David Hanks and moved to Mercer Co, WV, where he was listed in the census.62 He left a will there dated 7/1/1892.62
[(1850 Wi #822)279; (1860 Wi, Traphill, #444)113,280; (1870 Wi, Traphill, #119)242] [b62,74,147,164, d62]
6. Jonas first married Martha J. Walker.62 He married his second wife Matilda G. Holbrook on 9/5/1866 in Wilkes Co.13,62,74,164
On 1/20/1880, he bought two shares of his parents’ land from David Hanks who had bought it from Jonas’ brothers.62
[(1860 Wi, Wilkesboro, #350)280; (1870 Wi, Walnut Grove, #122)242; (1880 Wi, Traphill, p32, #227/231)281] [b62,74,147, d62,74,164] Ref 13, p269; Ref 62, p78.
7. Lydia married Nathaniel Ingool on 9/25/1853 in Wilkes Co.2,7,66,74,77,147,164,224 Their marriage was witnessed by Robert J. Bauguess.66 She must have died before 1894, when Nathaniel remarried. She is buried near Hays, NC, with her husband in an almost forgotten grave.45 [b7,74,147]
On 10/3/1842, Emanuel Baugess participated in the sale of the estate of William Abshiar (Absher). He bought 1 man’s saddle and 12 pounds of wool. Later, on 11/24/1842, as part of the same sale, he bought these items: 1 bee hive, another bee hive, 1 “smothing iron”, 4 barrels of corn, 1 peck measure, 1 horse lock, and 1 round share.192
On 10/24/1842, the Wilkes Co court issued this order to Emanuel Bauguess. You “are hereby commanded to take the bodey of Emanual Baugus and caus him to apear befoar sum Justis of the Peace his sd country to answor the complaint of John Murfey (or, Murphy) in a plea of Debt twentey 27 ¼ centes with interest from the year of 1832 to the prasent Date hearin fail not.” Emanuel later paid $20.27 ¼ plus the interest of $12.10.147
On 7/11/1853, Emanuel Baugues deeded to Jonas Baugues 38 acres on Roaring River near Prewitt’s and Buttery’s lines. (Wilkes Co DB Z, p188).62,147 Ref 62, p78.
On 10/21/1861, the NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Session states that Emanuel Baugus, late of Wilkes Co, had died. Since he made no last will and testament in writing, his son Jonas made an application to the court for his estate.62,147,224 Ref 62, p78.
A-4-2 Richard Bauguess, Sr. (7). James Bauguess, Sr. (A-1-5) is the son of Richard Bauugess, Sr. and his first wife Nancy Jane McCarty. They had the following children.13,62,74,147 Sources: Ref 13, p95‑6; Ref 62, corrections; Ref 147, p126.
1. *James Bauguess, Sr. 1774 -
2. Fanny Bauguess 1775 -
3. Robert Bauguess, Sr. 6/12/1777 - 1872
4. William R. Bauguess 1779 - 6/ /1847
5. Bryant Bauguess 1780 - 6/ /1835
6. Jane Bauguess 10/20/1782 - 2/ 6/1854
7. Henry Bauguess 1784 - 1843
8. John Bauguess 1786 - 1847
9. Vincent Bauguess 12/26/1790 - 1/ 3/1884
Emanuel Bauguess (A-4-1) and Sarah Bauguess (A-12-1) are children of Richard Bauguess, Sr. and his second wife Keziah Rose (C-9-1). They had the following children.13,74,147
10. Mary (Polly) Bauguess 1795 - 1/16/1880
11. *Emanuel Bauguess 1797 - 10/21/1861
12. *Sarah Bauguess 1799 -
13. Nancy Bauguess 1800 -
14. Jemima Bauguess 1801 -
15. Richard Bauguess, Jr. 1804 –
16. Elijah Bauguess 1808 -
17. Lydia Bauguess 8/ 7/1813 - 2/10/1900
18. Susan Bauguess 9/16/1815 - 3/ 3/1901
19. Phoebe Bauguess 1817 -
They lived in Loudon Co, VA, until the late 1780s when they moved to Wilkes Co, NC.13 John was the last child born in VA. The others were born in Wilkes Co.147 “Richard was married twice, fathering 22 children.”13 There may have been another child named Harrison born about 1810.74 However, this may be Elijah’s middle name.13 In Wilkes Co, they settled along Roaring River.13
After analyzing the following census records, it appears that 18 or 19 children are accounted for. The only child who does not clearly fit into the above scheme is Jane. If she is actually included in the census records, it was likely not until 1810 and 1820.
The 1789 Wilkes Co tax list for Capt. S. Johnson's District includes Richard Baugus who was taxed for one poll and 239 acres.158
The 1790 Wilkes Co census lists the family of Rd. Boggus in the Sixth Company with one male over age 16, six males under 16, and two females.133,147,273
The 1792 Wilkes Co tax list for Hammon’s District includes Richard Baughgus (stud) with one poll and 200 acres.158 In 1793, in the same district, Richard Boggers had one poll and 300 acres.158 In 1795, Richard Baugus is again in Hammon’s District with one poll and 400 acres.158 The 1796 list for the same district again includes Richard Baugus with one poll and 400 acres.158 In 1797 Richd. Bauguess is listed in Hammon’s District with one poll and 200 acres.158 In 1799 Richard Baugus was in the same district with one poll and 200 acres.158
The 1800 Wilkes Co census lists the family of Richard Baugust: one male (over 45), two males (under 10), two females (under 10), two males (10-15), two males (16-25), one female (16-25), and one female (26-45).147
The 1810 Wilkes Co census lists the family of Richard Baugust: one male (under 10), one male (10-16), one male (16-26), one male (over 45), two females (under 10), three females (10‑16), and one female (26-45).147,275
The 1820 Wilkes Co census lists the family of Richard Bauguss with one male (under 10), one male (10-16), one male (over 45), three females (under 10), two females (10-16), two females (16-26), and one female (over 45).147,276
The 1830 Wilkes Co census lists the family of Kesiah Murphey with one male (15-20), one female (10-15), and one female (50-60).277 Keziah, widow of Richard, had remarried to Timothy Murphy in 1825.
1. James, Sr. married his second wife Mary Turner in 1824 in Wilkes Co.74,147 [b74,147,275,276,277,278,279]
2. Fanny married John Higgins.13,63,147
[(1810 Wi)275)] [b74,147]
3. Robert, Sr. married Mary Sparks.13,147 The 1860 census gives his age as 82.113 In the 1870 census he is living alone, age 94, and born in VA.113,242 “A family Bible shows Robert to have been born June 12, 1777 in VA, son of Richard.”13 He and his wife were buried at Old Roaring River Bap Ch.74
[(1810 Wi)275; (1820 Wi)276; (1830 Wi, p343)277; (1840 Wi, Spicer’s)278; (1850 Wi #962)279; (1860 Wi, Traphill, #705)113,280; (1870 Wi, Traphill, #142)113,242] [b1,2,7,13,63,74,147, d63,74,147]
4. William’s first wife is unknown. His second wife was Mary Abigail ___, who was born in Canada.147 They are not found in Wilkes Co in 1810.275 He died in Lewis Co, TN.147
[(1820 Maury TN)147,212; (1830 Maury TN, p374)212; (1840 Maury TN)212] [b147, d147]
5. Bryant was in Maury Co, TN, in 1807.147 He died in Shelby Co, TN.147
[(1820 Maury TN)212] [b147, d147]
6. Jane may have married an Edwards13,63,74. Other sources say she married Joseph Spicer on 4/3/1805 in Wilkes Co.1,74,147,292 In May 1846, an allowance was made by the court for Jane, widow of Joseph Spicer (Wilkes WB 4, p322).292 Jane Spicer (age 68, born VA) is found in the 1850 census, presumably living with two of her sons.279
On 10/22/1810, Richard Bauguess sold land on the East Fork of Roaring River to Joseph Spicer for $100.67
[(1850 Wi, #978)279] [b1,74,147,292, d1,74,147,292]
7. Henry married Lydia Sparks before 1810 in Wilkes Co.13,74,147 On 10/17/1817, Henry Bauguss bought a 16 year old negro girl named Gilley from John Martin of Surry Co for $500. (Wilkes WB 3, p161).79
The details of the following story do not agree with other research, but perhaps is does provide some insight into his character. He “was described by his son, Bryant, as a typical Irishman – red-haired, raw boned, 6’ 2” … and very strong, competing in feats of strength until he was known as the strongest man in several states.”13
“Henry Bauguess was martyred between 1830 and 1840. According to his son, Bryant, Henry Bauguess left VA because of the feuds so common then. As his roots did not go down into colonial times, he did not want to be drawn into one or the other factions. One time at the polls in NC, two different factions told him how to vote. He refused to be intimidated and voted as he thought. He was waylaid and beaten by both factions on his way home and died as a result. Henry Bauguess supposedly made a will, in which he freed his slaves.”13
However, since Henry is found in the 1840 census, the above story, if true, must have occurred in the 1840s. In 1850, Lydia (age 65) was in Marion Township, Owen Co, IN.147
[(1810 Wi)275; (1820 Wi)147,276; (1830 Wi, p343)147,277; (1840 Wi, Johnson’s)147,278] [b13,74,147]
8. John married Sarah Louise Allen.147 They are not found in Wilkes Co in 1810.275 He is probably living with his brother Bryant in the 1820 Maury Co, TN, census.212 He died in Maury Co.147
(1830 Maury TN, p395)212; (1840 Maury TN)212] [b147]
9. Vincent paid his father $100 for 50 acres in Wilkes Co on 9/6/1814.67 He first married Susan Hanks on 1/7/1817 in Wilkes Co.49,74,93,147 His second marriage was to Nancy Creed on 1/10/1843 in Wilkes Co.74 He married his third wife Mary before the 1850 census in Wilkes Co.74,147,279
[(1820 Wi)276; (1830 Wi, p344)277; (1840 Wi, Spicer’s)278; (1850 Wi, #93)279; (1860 Wi, Traphill, #900)113,280; (1870 Wi, Traphill, #106)242] [b74,62,147, d62,74]
10. Polly married Isaiah Rose on 3/17/1826 in Wilkes Co.13,74,147 She was age 50 in 1850, age 65 in 1860, and age 80 in 1870.242,279,280
[(1830 Wi, p344)277; (1840 Wi, Johnson’s)278; (1850 Wi, #954)279; (1860 Wi, Traphill, #384)280; (1870 Wi, Traphill, #148)242] [b74,147, d147]
11. Emanuel married Amelia (Milly) Sparks on 9/26/1817 in Wilkes Co, bondsman Joseph Spicer.49,74,93,147,164 He died in Traphill.147 [b74,147,164, d74,147,164]
12. Sarah married Zachariah Brooks on 3/7/1821 in Wilkes Co.1,13,74,147 [b1,74,147]
13. Nancy married Benjamin Spicer in March 1816 in Wilkes Co.147 They are said to have moved to KY between 1840 and 1850.146,292 Benjamin died in 1877.147 In 1880 she is living with her son’s family where she is bedridden.212 Other sources say she married a Murphy, but this does not seem possible.13,63,74 This other marriage would have been before her marriage to Benjamin, and that occurred when she was about 16 years old.
[(1820 Wi)276; (1830 Wi, p344)212; (1840 Wi, Spicers, p39)212; (1850 Breathitt KY, Dist 1, #259)212; (1860 Breathitt KY, Dist 1, Jackson, p19, #125)212; (1870 Breathitt KY, Prec 2, Jackson, p4, #19)212; (1880 Breathitt KY, Crocketsville, Dist 14, p39, #328/340)212] [b74,147]
14. Jemima married William Spicer, Jr.13,63 on 2/22/1817 in Wilkes Co.74 Ref 74 says she was born in 1793.73 Ref 147 says she married William Spicer, Jr on 3/22/1817 in Wilkes Co.147 She probably died before 1853 when William married his second wife. [b74,147]
15. Richard, Jr. received 99.75 acres from his father on 10/20/1821.67 He is living alone in 1830, age (20-30).277 He married Elizabeth Lackey on 3/29/1835 in Wilkes Co.74,147
[(1830 Wi, p344)277; (1840 Wi, Johnson’s)278] [b74,147]
16. Elijah married Jane Brumley of Mecklenburg Co, NC.147 Their children were born in Cabarrus Co, NC.147,212 Before he left Wilkes Co, he received 99.75 acres from his father on 10/20/1821.67 In 1850 and 1860 he was listed as a shoe maker.212
[(1850 Cabarrus, #698212); (1860 Cabarrus, W Concord, p49, #414/373)212] [b74,147,212,276]
17. Lydia married Martin Cockerham on 11/15/1829 in Wilkes Co.44,74,147 She died in Wilkes Co.147
[(1860 Wi, Traphill, #735)280; (1870 Wi, Edw, p24, #185)212; (1880 Wi, Edwards, p8, #144/150)281] [b44,147,212, d147]
18. Susan married Richard Murphy Wright on 7/29/1837 in Surry Co, NC.62 According to The Chronicle (Wilkesboro newspaper) on 10/27/1897, “Mrs. Lydia Cockerham, 87 years old, visited her sister Mrs. Susan Wright, age 83 years. Had not seen each other for 37 years although lived only 12 miles apart.”62 She was buried in the Wright-Sale Cem.62
[(1850 Surry, N Div, Hotel Dist, #851)212; (1860 Surry, Hotel Dist, Elkin PO, p55, #422)212; (1870 Surry, Hotel, Elkin PO, p17, #123)212; (1880 Surry, Hotel 171, p7, #37)212; (1900 Surry, Elkin 107, p10A, #138/143)212] [b62,212, d62]
19. Phoebe married John M. Southard on 4/18/1836 in Wilkes74 or Surry147 Co.
[(1860 Surry, Dobson, p45, #342)212] [b74,147,212]
Since he was married in 1772, it has been suggested that Richard Bauguess, Sr. may have been born about 1753, probably in VA even though some researchers have suggested England. His first wife was Nancy McCarty, who was born about 1755 in Ireland.74 They moved from Loudon Co, VA, to Wilkes Co, NC, about 1785, the last year Richard is found in Loudon Co records.13,74,147 Nancy died about 1790 (probably soon after the birth of son Vincent) in Traphill and was one of the first to be buried at Old Roaring River Bap Ch.13,74,147
Richard married his second wife Keziah Rose in Wilkes Co about 1795.147 When he signed documents in Wilkes Co, he signed them with an “X”.67 He died in Wilkes Co about 1822.147 He may “be buried in a family graveyard on the old Osborne Bauguess farm near Traphill”.13 Osborne Bauguess (born in 1824) was a son of Vincent Bauguess.74 Richard’s grandson claimed that he lived to be over 100 years old.13
There is another Richard Baugust listed in the 1786 Caswell Co, NC, census. This is east of Wilkes Co on the VA border. Those in the family were: one male (21-60), seven males (under 21), and four females.164 It is believed that this Richard Boggess was a first cousin of our Richard Bauguess.147 He is not listed as having a brother named John, indicating that the following records may not refer to him.147 He married Nancy Ann Smith and is found in Prince William Co, VA (1759-61), Fauquier Co, VA (c1771), Orange Co, NC (1773), Caswell Co, NC (1777-1802), and in KY (1804-1806).147 Ref 147, p178; Ref 164, p137.
Of the following records, I am not completely convinced that the earliest of these is the same Richard Bauguess.
On 3/24/1748*, a “Richard Baugus, son of Henry Baugus” was listed as an heir to Thomas Anderson. Thomas Anderson was the husband of Elizabeth Boggess, sister of Henry. Therefore, Richard was the nephew of Thomas Anderson.62 Ref 62, p625
On 3/15/1758, a Richard Boggess was identified as the brother of John Boggess. (Fairfax Co, VA, DB D1, p520-22).147
On 7/18/1758, John Boggess is referred to as a planter in Fairfax Co. His brother Richard was again mentioned.147
On 2/17/1763, Richard Boggess was a defendant against John Qunyon in the Fairfax Co court. (Book 1756:815). The case is mentioned again on 3/17/1763. (Book 1756:836). It was dismissed on 11/18/1763. (Book 1756:872).147
The 1769 Loudon Co, VA, Tithables List includes Richard Boggess, overseer. He is taxed for three tithes for Vincent Boggess and two negros.147
The 1771 Loudon Co, VA, Tithables List includes Richard Boggess, who was living with Moses Furr. The tax was for one tithe.147
The 1772 Loudon Co, VA, Tithables List charges one tithe to Richard Boggess.147
In 1772, Richard Boggess was married to Ann M. Carty by David Griffith in Shelburne Parish, Loudon Co, VA.147
The 1773 Loudon Co, VA, Tithables List includes Richard Boggess living with Bryan W. Carty. Two tithes were charged.147
The 1774, 1779, and 1782 Loudon Co, VA, Tithables List each charged Richard Boggess for one tithe.147
The 1784 Loudon Co, VA, Tithables List charged two tithes to Richard Boggess who had one negro.147
The 1785 Loudon Co, VA, Tithables List charged one tithe to Richard Boggess.147
In 1789, Richard’s wife Nancy McCarty died in Wilkes Co, NC.13,74,147 Richard was listed in the 1790 Wilkes Co census.113,147
On 7/23/1791, it was entered into record that Richard Bauguess received 100 acres from the State of NC at a price of 30 shillings per 100 acres. (Wilkes Co DB).67
On 11/5/1794, Richard Baugess built a grist mill on Sandy Creek below the main road that goes up the mountain. (Wilkes Co, NC, Court Minutes, Vol. 4).147
On 7/31/1795, Richard Baggus bought 100 acres on Roaring River from William Johnson, Esq., late sheriff of Wilkes Co. (Wilkes Co DB).67
On 12/13/1798, the State of NC granted Richard Baugus 100 acres on the waters of Sandy Creek near Thom. Welche (or, Thomas Walsh) and Parmerty’s line. (Wilkes Co DB F1).147
On 8/4/1800, Richard Bauguefs sold 100 acres on Roaring River to Robert Bauguess for 20 pounds. (Wilkes Co DB C1, p485).67,147
On 11/26/1802, it was entered into record that Richard Bauguess received 250 acres on the East Fork of Gudges Creek from the State of NC at a price of 50 shillings per 100 acres. (Wilkes Co DB).67
On 12/1/1803 Richard Baugus bought 250 acres on the East Fork of Gudges Creek, near Spencer Adams’ line. (Wilkes Co DB F1).147
On 10/22/1810, Richard Bauguess sold land on the East Fork of Roaring River to Joseph Spicer for $100 “good and lawful money”. It was witnessed by William Spicer and James Hanks. (Wilkes Co DB F2, p518).67,147
On 9/6/1814, Richard Baugust sold 50 acres to Vincen (or, Vincent) Baugust for $100 “good money of the state”. (Wilkes Co DB).67
In May of 1819, Richard Bauges sold to Caleb Martin 100 acres on Little Sandy Creek, bordering Thom. (Thomas) Walsh’s line. (Wilkes Co DB 24, p422).147
On 11/30/1820, Richard Bauguss sold 100 acres to Alemuel (or, Emanuel) Lewis for $100. (Wilkes Co DB).67
On 10/20/1821, Richard Bauguss gave a gift of 199½ acres to Elijah Bauguss and Richard Bauguss, Jr, to be equally divided. It was witnessed by Alemuel (Emanuel) Lewis, Toby Bauguss (or, Bauguess) and George W. Smoot. Since he died the following year, he probably knew he would die soon. Perhaps he was getting rid of most of his land before he died. (Wilkes Co DB K, p168).67,147
On 11/13/1821, Richard Baugass sold to Emanuel Lewis 100 acres on Ganges Branch, bordering Wm. (William) Holbrook. (Wilkes DB K, p296).147
In February of 1822, the will of Richard Bauguess was probated. It was dated 5/27/1809. He left everything to his wife Kezia and mentioned his underaged children. He left his son Vincent his Smith tools. He left his joiner and carpenter tools to his son Emanuel. It was witnessed by Thos. (Thomas) Walsh, Izzair Field (Isaiah Fields), and Jacob Lyon.372 (Wilkes WB 4, p25).79
In November of 1822, the inventory of Richard Bauguess’ estate was taken. These are some of the items included: 4 horses, 12 head of cattle, 6 hogs, 8 sheep, 1 wagon, 1 chest, a cupboard, a flax wheel, 2 beds and furniture, blacksmith tools, other household goods, and farming equipment. The return was made by the administratrix Kisiah (X) Baugus. (Wilkes WB 4, p33).79,147
In February of 1823, an allowance was made to Kisiah Bauguss, widow, out of the estate of Richard Baugus. The allowance was to support the family for one year. It consisted of 27 barrels of corn, 1800 pounds of pork, 900 pounds of beef, and 5 bushels of salt. (Wilkes WB 4, p34).79,147 The sale of his property amounted to $424.05. (Wilkes WB 4, p42).79
In August 1824, a settlement was made regarding the estate of Richard Bauguss. It mentioned Kiziah, his widow and administratrix, and the following adult legatees in the following order: John Higgins, James Bauguss, Bryant Bauguss, Robert Bauguss, Henry Bauguss, Joseph Spicer, John Bauguss, Vincent Bauguss, Emanuel Bauguss, Lemuel Lewis, Zachariah Brooks, and Polley Bauguss. There was also mention of seven minor legatees. Perhaps these legatees are sons and son‑in‑laws of Richard.267,375 Ref 375, p102-3.
On 1/16/1825, Keziah Bauges married her second husband Timothy Murphey.147
Although there is no proof, Richard Bauguess, Sr, might be the son of Henry Boggess, Jr. (born 1705) and his wife Jane Cox (born 1713) of Northumberland Co, VA.147
Henry Boggess, Jr. was the son of Henry Boggess, Sr, who died in Northumberland Co about 1685.147
Henry Boggess, Sr, was the son of Robert Boggus who died in Northumberland Co about 1662. He was in America as early as 1644.147
My best theory on Richard Bauguess is based mainly on information from Ref 147. I believe he was born about 1744, the youngest son of Henry Boggess (born 1705) and Jane Cox (born 1713). He was living with his older brother John Boggess in 1758 near their father in Fairfax Co, VA. By 1763, he was old enough to appear in Fairfax Co court. By 1769, he had moved out of his brother’s household, and was living with his first cousin Vincent Boggess in neighboring Loudon Co, VA.
Meanwhile, his father Henry was mentioned in at least six Fairfax Co court cases along with Daniel McCarty between 1762 and 1769. In 1771, Richard was living in Loudon Co with Moses Furr who must have been outside the ages of 20 and 60 (approximately) since he was not counted as a tithe. However, in the following year Richard married Nancy McCarty, who was quite possibly the daughter of Daniel McCarty. The next year they were perhaps living with her brother Bryan who was counted as a tithe in 1773.
Between 1774 and 1785, Richard and Nancy lived in Loudon Co with an ever‑growing family. Tragedy struck in late 1785 when Richard’s father Henry died in Fairfax Co at the age of 80. On October 14, Henry’s inventory was taken by Daniel McCarty and Daniel McCarty Jr. With the death of his father, Richard felt no reason to stay in northern VA, and decided to move south to the sparsely populated foothills of NC. About 1788, the family (now including at least eight children) traveled down the Shenandoah Valley and settled in Wilkes Co, NC. Soon after arriving, their ninth child Vincent was born. In 1789, Richard’s wife Nancy died. He would remarry about five years later.
A-5-1 Reuben Sparks, Sr. (7). Amelia (Milly) Sparks (A-4-1) and John Sparks (C-18-1) were children of Reuben Sparks, Sr. and Cassie Buttery (A-7-1). They had the following children.1,13,224,228 Ref 1: p179-81; Ref 13: p422-3; Ref 164: p145-6; Ref 224 (p3177‑98, p3263‑85).
1. Benjamin Sparks 1784 - 1876
2. *John Sparks 1786 - 1868
3. female Sparks 1787 -
4. Lydia Sparks 11/ 2/1790 - 1856
5. Solomon Sparks 1792 -
6. Jonas Sparks 6/ 2/1793 - 1/18/1875
7. William Russell Sparks 1/ 3/1797 - 2/27/1880
8. *Amelia (Milly) Sparks 1799 - 1877
9. Reuben Sparks, Jr. 1800 -
10. Matilda Sparks 3/ /1805 - 8/18/1878
11. female Sparks 1810 -
Reuben owned land in both Wilkes and Surry Co, NC, but he seems to be more associated with Wilkes Co.13 The 1782 Wilkes Co tax list in Capt. Rowland Judd's District includes Rubin Sparks with no acres of land, no negroes, 1 mule or horse, and 3 cattle.158 Even though it looks like he was exceptionally poor, this is not that surprising. He was about 27 years old and had probably just recently moved out on his own. Either Reuben had just been married or he soon would be.
The 1784 Wilkes Co tax list includes Ruben Sparks with one poll and 100 acres of land.158 He is not listed in the 1787 Wilkes Co census.272 The 1788 tax list for Capt. A. Gordon's Dist. includes Reubin Sparks with one poll and 200 acres of land.158 The 1789 list for Capt. S. Johnson's Dist. includes Reubin Sparks with one poll and 200 acres.158
The family of Reuben Sparks is listed in the 1790 Wilkes Co census, Sixth Company, with one male (over 16), one male (under 16), three females, and no slaves.133,273
The 1799 Wilkes Co tax list for Hammon’s District includes Reubin Sparkes with one poll and 300 acres.158
The 1800 Wilkes Co census includes the family of Reuben Sparks with two males (under 10), one male (16-26), one male (26-45), two females (under 10), one females (10-16), and one female (26-45).212,274
The 1810 Wilkes Co census includes the family of Reubin Sparks with one male (10-16), one male (16-26), one male (over 45), one female (under 10), one female (10-16), one female (16-26), and one female (over 45).275
The 1820 Wilkes Co census includes the family of Rubin Sparks with one male (10-16), one male (16-18), one male (16-26), one male (over 45), one female (under 10), one female (10‑16), one female (16-26), and one female (over 45).276
The 1830 Wilkes Co census includes the family of Reubin Sparks (p346) with one male (5‑10), one male (30-40), one male (60-70), one female (5-10), one female (10-15), and one female (60-70).277
The 1840 Wilkes Co census includes the family of William R. Sparks in Capt. Spicer’s District, Traphill, with one male (15-20), one male (40-50), one male (70-80), one female (15‑20), one female (30-40), and one female (70-80).278 It appears that Reuben and Cassie are living with their son.
1. Benjamin married Sarah Jeffreys about 1802.13,164 He died in Yadkin Co, NC.13
[(1850 Surry NC, S. Div, p175, #207/208)212,224; (1860 Yadkin, Jonesville, p96, #751/698)212,224; (1870 Yadkin, Knobs, Jonesville, p19, #142/139)212] [b1,13,164,173,212, d1,13,173,224]
2. John married Elizabeth Rose in Wilkes Co about 1806.13,173,224 They died in Alleghany Co before 1870.13 [b1,13,173, d173,224]
3. female [b13]
4. Lydia married Henry Bauguess before 1810 in Wilkes Co.13,74,173 After Henry died in the 1840s, she moved from Wilkes Co to Marion Township, Owen Co, IN, where she is found in the 1850 census, age 65.147 She died in IL.147
[(1810 Wi)275; (1820 Wi)147,276; (1830 Wi, p343)147,277; (1840 Wi, Johnson’s)147,278] [b13,147,173, d13,77,147]
5. Solomon [(1820 Wi)224] [b1,13,164,173]
6. Jonas married Mary Brown according to a marriage bond dated 9/27/1817 in Wilkes Co.13,164,173,224 They moved to Tazewell Co, VA, in 1848.1 He died in Tazewell Co.13,173,224
[(1840 Wi, Spicer’s)278; (1850 Tazewell VA, W. Dist, p163, #1096)212; (1860 Tazewell VA, W. Dist, p159, #1104/1075)212; (1870 Tazewell VA, Maiden Spring, p76, #520)212] [b1,13,173,224, d1,13,173,224]
7. William moved to Floyd Co, VA.1 He was first married to Sally Wilcoxson according to a marriage bond dated 3/13/1821 in Wilkes Co.1,173,224 He married his second wife Permela Gentry according to a marriage bond dated 4/12/1839 in Wilkes Co.13,224 By 1869, he had moved to Floyd Co, VA. On August 8 of that year he wrote a letter to his daughter Fanny Vannoy back in Wilkes Co.224
Very Dear Daughter and Family.
Having just received your friendly letter, I take this opportunity to drop you a few lines in answer to it. We are all injoying common helth at present for which we ought to be very thankful to the giver of all blessings which we injoy. My prayer is that these few lines may find you all in good health and prosperity.
You stated in your letter that little Billy was not injoying good health. Perhaps you have traveled him too much to school. It may be that it would be better to keep him at home a while and let his helth improve when he gets older his schooling will do him more good.
You complain of heavy taxes and hard times. I am sory to hear it, but I am not able to help you at this time being purty hard run about money myself.
Your wrote to me about the confused state of the churches in that country. I am sorry to hear it. I am sorry to hear that the Old Roaring River Church which has been a mother church about one hundred years and now has no parson.
Fanny, I should be so glad if you can come one time and see us, but if you cannot come, you may write again. Farewell for the time. Give my best respects to your friends.
[(1840 Wi, Spicer’s)278; (1850 Wi, #512)279; (1860 Wi, Traphill, #503)113,280; (1870 Floyd VA, Jacksonville, p33, #246/233)212] [b1,13,173,224,228, d224,2228]
8. Milly married Emanuel Bauguess according to a marriage bond dated 9/26/1817 in Wilkes Co.49,74,147,164,224 She joined Old Roaring River Bap Ch by experience on 1/2/1829.224 [b13,77,164, d147,224]
9. Reuben, Jr. married Phoebe Blackburn on 10/10/1828 in Wilkes Co.13,49,75,111,164,173
[(1850 Wi, #87)279; (1860 Wi, Traphill, #922)113,280; (1870 Wi, Traphill, #93)242] [b113,242,279]
10. Matilda married Wiley Gentry according to the marriage bond dated 10/12/1825 in Wilkes Co.13,164,224 She died in Surry Co.13,224
[(1850 Surry, N. Div, Hotel Dist, p327, #847)212; (1860 Surry, Hotell Dist, Elkin PO, p35, #178)212] [b1,13,173,224,228, d1,13,173,,,4,228]
11. female [b13]
In 1792, Reuben Sparks bought 340 acres in Surry Co on Hunting Creek from Richard Goode for £50. (Surry Co DB E, p229-30).164,224
In 1797, Reuben Sparks sold 170 acres in Surry Co on the north fork of Hunting Creek on the Brushy Mountains to James Denney for £100. (Surry Co DB G, p365-6).164
In 1797, Reuben Sparks sold 204.75 acres on the fork of Roaring River, near Camp Branch, to Timothy Buttery for $81. Reuben was living in Surry, while Timothy lived in Wilkes. (Wilkes Co DB C-1, p294-5).164
In 1799, Reuben Sparks bought 300 acres in Wilkes on the Big Elkin from Andrew Crows (probably Crouse). (Wilkes Co DB E, p306).164
In 1800, Reuben Sparks sold 170 acres in Surry Co on Hunting Creek on the Brushy Mountains to William Jeffrey for £150. (Surry Co DB H, p318-9).164
On 1/19/1828, Reuben Sparks of Wilkes Co, sold land on the Big Elkin to Aitha Gentry for $150. (Wilkes Co DB P, p210).164
On 3/5/1835, Reuben Sparks sold 70 acres on Roaring River, including land where Reuben lives, to Jonas Sparks for $300. (Wilkes Co DB P, p45).164
On 3/5/1835, Reuben Sparks sold 100 acres on Roaring River, part of the land on which Reuben lives, to William R. Sparks for $300. (Wilkes Co DB P, p47).164
A-5-2 Solomon Sparks, Sr. (8). John Sparks, Esquire, was the son of Solomon Sparks and Sarah. They had the following children.1,13,173,224,228 Sources: Ref 13, p422-3; Ref 164, p144-5; Ref 224, p1082-9.
1. John Sparks 2/25/1753 – 11/28/1840
2. *Reuben Sparks, Sr. 1755 - 7/13/1840
3. Solomon Sparks, Jr. 1757 – 12/18/1817
4. Mary Sparks 1759 -
5. Hannah Sparks 1761 -
6. Susannah Sparks 1763 -
7. Joseph Sparks 1765 -
8. Abel Sparks 1/ 8/1767 - 6/18/1824
A letter of attorney in Wilkes Co court records, dated 7/31/1801, provides the names of the eight children of Solomon Sparks.224
Soon after 1753, Solomon Sparks left MD and “settled in the forks of the Yadkin, less than 10 miles north of Salisbury, in what is now the most eastern part of Davie Co, NC. As early as 1761, he was granted land in Rowan Co on the Yadkin River. In that year he was also listed on the Rowan Co tax list.224
“According to son John Sparks in making his Rev. War Pension application, Solomon and his family moved from the forks of the Yadkin to what is now Wilkes Co (then Surry Co) NC in 1772. When the dividing line between Wilkes and Surry Co was surveyed in 1778, it was found that the line cut through Solomon’s plantation and according to the Court Minutes, his house was on the Surry side. Thus, Solomon Sparks lived just south of the present village of Swan Creek in the western part of what is now Yadkin Co, NC.”164,224
On the 1771 tax list for either Surry or Rowan Co (wording is unclear), Solomon Sparks is listed with 3 polls. The same county in 1772 lists him again with 3 polls.164
The 1774 Surry Co tax list includes Solomon Sparks with 3 polls: himself and sons Joseph and John.164
The 1793 Wilkes Co tax list for Witherspoon’s District includes Solomon Sparkes with two polls and 228 acres.158 The 1796 tax list for Witherspoon’s District lists him with two polls and 127 acres.158 However, these could be referring to Solomon, Jr.
1. John volunteered for military service in Captain Jesse Walton’s company of Minute Men in 1775 or 1776. Later he “transferred to Captain Benjamin Cleveland’s, and is listed as having fought in the Battle of King’s Mountain. On 10/30/1832 he applied for Revolutionary War pension and gave Rowan Co as his birthplace. In 1840, age 87, he was listed as a Rev. War pensioner.
“He joined Old Roaring River Church by ‘experience and baptism’ 12 January 1789. In 1790 he became a deacon of the church…. He was a justice of the peace and tax lister” for Traphill. He married Sarah Shores in 1777 and is buried near Traphill with a Revolutionary soldier marker.1
[(1800 Wi, p62)212; (1810 Wi, p258)275; (1830 Wi, p343)277; (1840 Wi, Spicer’s, age 87)278] [b1,7,13,86, d1,86,173]
2. Reuben, Sr. was born in Rowan Co, NC. He married Cassie Buttery about 1783. He was an active member of the South Fork of Roaring River Bap Ch, representing the church at annual meeting in 1803, 1804, 1805, and 1811.13,164,224 He was a delegate to the Baptist Association in 1829, 1830, 1832, and 1834.164,224 He died in Tazewell Co, VA.173 [b1,13,86, d1,13,86]
3. Solomon, Jr. married Charity in Wilkes Co in 1785.173 An inventory of his estate was made on 2/2/1818 by oath of Charity Sparks. His noncupative will states that he died on the night of 12/18/1817, and that he verbally gave his will the night before. (Wilkes WB 3, p168,171).79 [b1,13,86, d79,173]
4. Mary married a Jacks.1,86 [b1,13,86]
5. Hannah married James Denney on 11/23/1784.49,86 [b1,13,86]
6. Susannah married Charles Johnson on 3/2/1784.49,86 [b1,13,86]
7. Joseph [b1,13,86]
8. Abel married Elizabeth Benge in either November 1794 or 11/10/1795.77 These dates were given by her in 1851 and 1855, respectively, when she applied for bounty land in GA.77 She was entitled to the land because of Abel’s service in the War of 1812.77
He is first found in Surry Co, NC, in 1794 where he was taxed for 200 acres in Capt. Benge’s District.77 In 1796 that district had changed to Wilburn’s District and he was taxed for 150 acres.77 In 1800, he was listed in Johnson’s District of Wilkes Co, and was charged for 60 acres.77 In 1802 he is found in Wilburn’sd District, but he owned no land and was only charged a poll tax.77 He lived very near the Surry/Wilkes Co line.77 By 1803 he had moved to GA.77
On 7/31/1801 Abel was given power of attorney by his siblings. This was probably done so that he could handle the settling of his father’s estate. He is first found in Clarke Co, GA, in 1803 where he was charged a poll tax, but owned no land. It appears that his mother made the trip with him and his family. Abel was “received by experience” into Mars Hill Baptist Church in Clarke Co on 3/18/1804. Church records also mentioned him on 4/18/1806, and again on 6/14/1806 when he was “excluded”, possibly indicating that he moved to another church.77
From 1808 to 1812 he is found in Morgan Co, GA, in Conner’s District. In 1813 he was listed as a private in Capt. Lane’s militia unit. He served in Capt. Lane’s Volunteer Rifle Co from 11/21/1814 to 5/6/1815. His service was based at Fort Hawkins, about 60 miles from his home. He collected $46.65 for his nearly six months of service.77
In 1805 he participated in GA’s first land lottery, but does not appear to have won. In the fourth lottery in 1821, he won with both of his tickets, each granting him 2,021 acres. One was in Houston Co, the other in Henry Co. On 7/24/1822 he sold the Henry Co lot on Paris Creek for $275 (DB 1, p236).77
In both of Elizabeth’s land bounty applications in the 1850s, she said when her husband had died. In the first she said 6/18/1824, and in the second 6/25/1823. In the 1850s, Elizabeth was a resident of Fayette Co, GA.77
[(1800 Wilkes, Morgan’s, p62)212; (1820 Walton GA, p254)212] [b1,13,77,86,173, d77]
On 3/20/1750, Solomon Sparks patented 93 acres in Frederick Co, MD, calling the land “Cold Friday”. The land was on Beaver Dam Branch, a tributary of Linganore Creek.
On 6/20/1753, Solomon Sparks and his wife Sarah sold their 93 acres to Mathew Howard for £35.224
In 1761, Solomon Sparks obtaineda land grant for 250 acres in Rowan Co, NC, on the west side of the Yadkin River, opposite the mouth of Muddy Creek.164,224 (Rowan DB 4, p389).
On 8/28/1762, Solomon Sparks obtained a land grant for 290 acres in Rowan Co on the south side of the Yadkin River, adjoining his existing land.164,224 (Rowan DB 5, p228).
On 1/1/1763, Solomon Sparks sold his 290 acre tract of “vacant land”. A 130.75 acre portion was sold to Jonas Sparks, and the remaining 159.25 acres was sold to Valentine Vanhouser.224 (Rowan DB 5, p275).
In 1764, Solomon served on a jury in Rowan Co.224
In 1787, as residents of Surry Co, Solomon and Sarah sold 160 acres in Rowan Co to Zephemiah Harris.224
On 5/3/1788 Solomon and Sarah sold 82.5 acres in Rowan Co to Jonas Sparks for £150. (Rowan DB 11, p436).224 No later records of them have been found.164
1. *Solomon Sparks, Sr. 1725 - 1800
2. Joseph Sparks, Jr. 1730 - 1809
3. Charles Sparks
4. Jonas Sparks 1727 - 1805
5. Jonathan Sparks 1735 -
6. George Sparks - 1806
7. Merum Sparks
8. Mary Sparks
9. Ann Sparks
10. Rebecca Sparks
11. Sarah Sparks
12. William Sparks 4/27/1738 -
Joseph first lived on land he had inherited upon his father’s death in 1709. This was a 100 acre portion of the 250 acre tract known as “Sparks Choice” in Queen Anne’s Co, MD. He sold this land in 1719, and the deed does not mention his wife, so perhaps he was not yet married. The next mention of Joseph is in 1738 when the birth of son William was recorded in Queen Anne’s Co for him and wife Mary.224
Following the path of his nephew William Sample Sparks, Joseph moved his family from Queen Anne’s Co to Frederick Co, MD, abouty 1738.224,228 They settled in the Pipe Creek area along the Monocacy River in western MD.224,228
1. Solomon, Sr. married Sarah before 1750,13 and between 1753 and 1761, they moved to Rowan Co, NC, where he had obtained a land grant of 250 acres on the west side of the Yadkin River near Salisbury.8 They moved to what was Surry Co, NC, in 1772--now Swan Creek in Yadkin Co.13
Solomon was against the Revolution and was openly in favor of the British. In the Revolution War pension application of George Parks on 4/10/1833, he recalled an incident in the Fall of 1779 where was enlisted in a company of Minute Men whose mission was to find men in the area who belonged supported the cause of the Tories. Punishment for these British sympathizers included hanging or whipping nearly to death. Parks remembered that “Old Solomon Sparks” was “a celebrated Tory”. The militia company knew this and were determined to punish Solomon, but they knew he was usually armed. To lure him out of his house, unarmed, they came up with a plan to employ “a Whig from a distant neighborhood and a stranger to said Old Tory, to decoy him out of his house without his gun, under the pretence of being a traveller and inquire the road”. The stranger “succeeded admirably”, and Solomon stepped outside. The soldiers were hiding nearby and grabbed him immediately. Parks admitted that “he fought bravely without arms” and “considerably injured this applicant by kicking him”. However, the soldiers overpowered Solomon and “he was sent down the Yadkin in canoe … tied hand and foot, on his back”. Parks remembered how Solomon “repeatedly hallowed ‘Hurra for King George’” as he floated downstream. He survived the ordeal and the war. (June 1991, p3775)224
2. Joseph, Jr. married Mary McDaniel about 1752 in Frederick Co.173,224 On 11/21/1752 he patented 50 acres called “Sparks Delight” on the east side of Beaver Dam Branch.224 In the fall of 1760 he moved a few miles to the north on the waters of Big Pipe Creek where he bought land on 11/19/1760.224 In 1798 he paid Frederick Co taxes on 146 acres.224 They lived in Frederick Co until about 1800 when he moved to Bedford Co, PA.224 He wrote his will in Bedford Co on 3/13/1809, and it was probated on 4/3/1809.224
[(1790 Fred., MD)224; (1800 Bedford, PA)224] [b224, d224] Ref 224, p2914-8.
3. Charles married Margaret about 1752, probably in Frederick Co.173 They later moved to Bedford Co, PA, and then on to Washington Co, PA.224 The estate of a Charles Sparks, deceased, was mentioned on 7/22/1771 in Bedford Co court. In 1773, his children were mentioned as orphans.224 Ref 224, p728-734.
4. Jonas was living in Rowan Co by 1760.224 He is first found in Rowan Co on the 1761 tax list.224 He purchased 130.75 acres of land from his brother Solomon on 1/1/1763 for £20. The land was near Salisbury “on the south side of the Yadkin just opposite the point at which Muddy Creek flows into the Yadkin.”16 He served on a jury in Rowan Co in 1764.224 It is not known when he married, but he had a daughter born in 1765.224
On 9/25/1773, Jonas and his family began a journey to the wilderness of KY. But, they did not travel alone; they traveled with five other families who were leaving the Yadkin River settlement. One of those families was that of frontiersman Daniel Boone who had explored the KY region from May 1769 to March 1771. During their journey, when they reached Powell’s Valley near the border of western VA and TN, they were joined by five more families, making a total of 40 well-armed men. On October 10, the sixteenth day of their journey, they were in the midst of crossing Powell’s River for the last time when trouble arose. Their procession stretched for at least half a mile and was arranged such that the men took the lead, followed by women and children on horseback, and then cattle and other livestock herded by the older boys and young men. While the women and children were midstream, shots were heard from behind. It was soon discovered that Indians had shot seven of the boys, killing six of them. One of those killed was Daniel Boone’s oldest son. The ambush startled the pioneers and scattered their cattle to the point that they settled for two years on Clench River according to Boone’s autobiography. On 6/14/1775, those who wished to continue, went on to the Kentucky River where Boone had been working to build a new fort.224
Because of trouble with the Indians and other hardships, Jonas did not stay in KY.16,224 Sometime before 1786 he and his family returned to his home in Rowan Co.224 By this time his first wife had died and on 9/5/1786 in Rowan Co he married Mary Little Eakle, who had been married twice before.16,224 On 5/3/1788 he bought 82.5 more acres in Rowan from Solomon Sparks for £150.224
On 5/11/1805 he wrote his will in Rowan Co, signing with his mark (Rowan WB D, p50).224
[(1790 Rowan)224] [b173, d16,173,224,228] Ref 224, p790-794.
5. Jonathan is probably the man found in Rowan Co, NC, entering land in 1761.224 [b173]
6. George married Mary.173 In 1773 they settled in what became Washington Co, PA, in 1781.224 At the time, this area was claimed by both PA and VA, so he is found in records for both states.224 In 1781, he was taxed for having 400 acres, 2 horses, 4 cattle, and 8 sheep.224 He wrote his will on 7/9/1803, stating that he resided in Hopewell Township, Washington Co. The will was probated on 5/23/1806.224 [d224] Ref 224, p728-734.
12. William was baptized on 6/4/1738 in St. Luke’s Parish.224 He married Martha Moore and in 1773 moved to the area that became Washington Co, PA, in 1781.224 In 1781, he was taxed for having 340 acres, 2 horses, 4 cattle, and 8 sheep.224 He probably died in the 1780s.224 [b224] Ref 224, p728-734.
Mary may have been born about 1689 in Frederick Co, MD.130
On 3/21/1719, Joseph Sparks, planter, sold his 100 acre share of “Sparks Choice” to Augustine Thompson for 3,000 pounds of tobacco.224
Mary Sparks, widow of Joseph, was appointed administratrix of his estate since her husband had left no will. On 6/21/1749, an inventory was taken in Frederick Co (Inventory Bk A, #1, p22-23). The value totalled nearly £85 and included 13 cattle, two horses, 15 sheep, and 44 swine. As was customary, two non‑heir relatives also signed the inventory. This was done by William Sample Sparks and (probably his wife) Rachell Sparks who signed with their marks, as they were likely his only relatives living in that part of the state. A few months later, on 11/20/1749, Mary made oath that a true account of the estate had been presented.224
On 8/22/1750, the heirs of Joseph Sparks’ estate appeared in Frederick Co court asking that Mary Sparks pay them their share of his estate. They were listed as Solomon, Joseph, Charles, Jonas, Jonathan, William, George, Merum, Mary, Ann, Rebecca, and Sarah Sparks. (Records Aug 1750, p64). It is assumed that all of them were his children.224
Perhaps the older children were anxious to move south to NC and wanted their share before leaving. However, after debts were paid and his widow’s third were accounted for, a 1/12th share of the £85 estate would be £4, 5sh. This is not much considering that Joseph’s 15 sheep were valued at £5, 2sh, 6p; or his two horses were worth £18. Also, since Mary still had the younger children to raise, the immediate disbursement of the estate could be financially difficult.224
It is possible that Mary was Joseph’s second wife. If that were the case, she would be the step mother of the older children. Perhaps there was animosity between her and the step children and they wanted their share quickly before she remarried. In any case, within the next ten years, many of Joseph’s children had moved to newly formed Rowan Co, NC.224
A-5-4 William Sparks, Sr. (10). Joseph Sparks, Sr. was the son of William Sparks, Sr. and Mary. They had the following children.16,173 Ref. 224, p1379-91.
1. daughter Sparks 1666 -
2. William Sparks, Jr. 1674 -
3. George Sparks 1678 -
4. John Sparks 1680 -
5. *Joseph Sparks, Sr. 1690 - 4/ /1749
They lived in Queen Anne’s Co, MD, settling north of Centreville.16,228
1. A daughter married a Hynson.16,86,173 [b173]
2. William, Jr. is first mentioned in October 1695 as a witness to a will in Talbot Co, MD, meaning that he was probably at least 21 years old at that time.224 He married Margaret Sample about 1695. She must have died between 1710 and 1730, because William is listed with wife Ann in a land record for Queen Anne’s Co, MD, on 3/3/1730*.224 He died after 1734 when he is last found on the Queen Anne’s Co rent roll where he is listed as owning a tract called “Royston” that he had purchased in 1722, and another tract called “Adventure” that had once belonged to his father.224
[b16,86] Ref 224 (Dec 2000, p5443-60).
3. George married Mary about 1696.16,86,173 [b16,86]
4. John married Cornelia.16,86 [b16,86]
5. Joseph was probably born in Talbot Co, MD, after 1688.224 He was a “farmer” and belonged to the Church of England. He married Mary between 1722 and 1724.85,86,224 He died in Frederick Co, MD.16 [b16,85,86,130,224,228, d1,13,16,86,130,173,224,228] Ref 13, p422.
William Sparks, Sr. “was probably born about 1640 in England, … was a member of the Anglican faith, and in 1696 was elected a warden of St. Paul’s Parish.”16 At one time he owned almost 1,000 acres on Island Creek which flows into Chester River.16 He died in 1709 when his will was probated.84,224
The first mention of a William Sparks in the area is in 1663 when Thomas Skillingham sold to George Richardson the land he had been granted for transporting six people including “Wm. Sparks” to the colony.224,228 He arrived in MD in 1662 according to a 1663 reference to “William Sparke” being a recent passenger from England.16
On 7/17/1672, William Sparks and Thomas Heather purchased 100 acres in Talbot Co, MD, for 5,600 pounds of tobacco. Until the late 1700s, tobacco was the chief currency in MD and VA.16 The land was described as being on the north side of St. Michaels River. (Talbot DB I, p213).224 This land is now located in the southern part of Queen Anne’s Co, MD.
On 10/16/1677, Thomas Heather acknowledged that he owed William 20,000 pounds of tobacco. (Talbot DB 3, p93).16,224
On 8/16/1681, William Sparks bought 100 acres from Michael Hackett of Talbot Co for 5,000 pounds of tobacco. In 1670 this land had been given the name “Adventure”. (Talbot Co DB 4, p68).224 Other records indicate that this land was located on the south side of Chester River and on the southeast side of Island Creek.
Soon after 7/18/1681, William Sparks bought 250 acres known as “Sparks Choice” from Michael Hackett. The land was on the east side of Chester River near the head of a small branch of Island Creek. Rent rolls indicate that this was the tract on which William and his family lived.224 This area is about four miles northeast of what is now Centreville, Queen Anne’s Co, MD.224
On 9/10/1683, William Sparks bought a 100 acre tract adjoining his home plantation from William Coursey, Jr. He called this land “Sparks Own”. (Talbot Co DB A, p507; Queen Anne’s Co Rent Rolls p242).224
On 10/22/1687, William Sparks had a 114 acre tract known as “Sparks Outlet” surveyed. A patent was issued for it on 6/12/1688. The land was near another of his tracts, near Chester River. (Talbot DB 2, p625).224
On 5/12/1689, William Sparks was named as the “true and lawful attorney” of Hannah Hamer in connection with the selling of some land. (Talbot DB 5, p232).224
On 6/1/1691, William Sparks sold lot #6 in the town of West Chester to John Salter, Joyner “for a valuable consideration by mee in hand allready received.” (Talbot DB 7, p53).224
On 6/1/1691, William Sparks sold the 100 acre tract known as “Adventure” to Samuel Withers (Talbot Co DB 5, p336).224
On 10/20/1691, William Sparks bought 200 acres from Robert Smith for 8,500 pounds of tobacco. This was part of a larger tract known as “Wrights Choice”, located on the south side of Chester River and on the north side of the southeast branch of Island Creek. (Talbot DB 5, p328).224
On 10/21/1691, William Sparks and his wife Mary sold 200 acres to Samuel Withers for 8,000 pounds of tobacco. The land was his 100 acre “Sparks Own” tract and a portion of his “Sparks Choice” tract. (Talbot DB 5, p336).224
In 1696, William Sparks was elected as a warden of St. Paul’s Parish, which is now in the southern part of Queen Anne’s Co and the upper part of Talbot Co. He held the position until 1698.224
On 7/21/1696, William Sparks, Sr. and his wife Mary sold the 100 acres for 10,000 pounds of tobacco.16,224
On 12/2/1696, the names of William Sparks and William Sparks, Jr. are found in a document addressed to the King of England, William III. In the previous February, there had been an assassination plot, attempting to restore King James II to the throne. Upon hearing the news in the colonies, civil and military officers in each county signed an “address” stating their loyalty to King William. The name of William Sparks appears among 29 civil officers of Kent Co, MD. Also, he and his son were included among the 62 military officers of Kent Co.224
On 1/27/1701*, William Sparks, Sr., and his wife Mary sold the 200 acres known as “Wrights Choice” to John Hamer for 4,000 pounds of tobacco. He signed with an “X” inside a circle, and she signed with an “M”. (Kent Co JD Bk #1, p79-81).224
On 2/2/1707*, William Sparks of Queen Anne’s Co bought two tracts in the said county from John Hamer for 22,000 pounds of tobacco. One tract was 249 acres and the other was 199 acres. They were located on the south side of Chester River on Island Creek. (Q.A. Bk A, Liber EF, p16).224
On 2/2/1707*, William Sparks and his wife Mary sold 480 acres in Queen Anne’s Co to John Hamer for 22,000 pounds of tobacco. (Q.A. Bk A, Liber EF, p12).224
On 3/25/1707*, William Sparkes gave a tract of land to his son George. The land was the remaining 150 acres of the”Sparks Choice” tract. (Kent DB C, p187).224
On 4/16/1707, William Sparks and his wife Mary and John Hamer and his wife sold 250 acres to James Wyat for 7,500 pounds of tobacco. The land was on the south side of Chester River, on the upper side of Royston Creek. William and Mary signed with their usual marks. (Kent DB C, p227-35).224
On 6/21/1709, William Sparks wrote his will where he signed with his usual mark. The will was probated on 10/24/1709 in Queen Anne’s Co, MD.16,84,224 He mentioned his wife Mary, son George, grandson Charles Hynson, son William, son John, and son Joseph not yet of age. He left the land he had purchased from John Hamer in 1707 to his son John Sparks.224 His current plantation consisted of “Hills Adventure” and “Sparks Outlet” and were to go to sons William and Joseph.224
Records indicate that William had a brother John Sparks who left a will in Kent Co, MD, on 9/2/1699. John named his wife Ellinor and mentioned sons John and George Sparks who would receive his 100 acres of land known as “Bucks hill, provided either of them comes to enjoy it”.84,224 Later documents, both in England and in MD, indicate that these two sons were living in England. However, they apparently never came to claim their inheritance because the land passed into the possession of his nephew William Sparks, Jr. (born 1674). On 3/6/1710, William Sparks, Jr., and his wife Margaret sold “Buck Hill” (Kent Co, MD, #N, p248-9).224 This record states that William would:
for ever defend the before granted premises to the said William Comegys his heirs and assigns for ever against the heirs and successors of John Sparks deceased, onckle [or, uncle] to the afore named William Sparks as alsoe any other person or persons claiming right by heire ship from the said John Sparks deceased….
The location of the two sons of John Sparks may indicate the origin of this Sparks family. On 10/23/1716, while in England, they tried (apparently unsuccessfully) to sell their deceased father’s land in MD.224 They are addressed as:
John Sparks of the Burrough of Christchurch Twyneham in the County of Southson in the Kingdom of England Butcher Eldest Son and heire and devisee of John Sparks late of Chester River in Kent County in Maryland in Virginia decs’d and George Sparks of the Burrough of Christchurch Twyneham aforesaid Glover one other of the sons and devisees of the said John Sparks deceased….
The letter was delivered to the Kent Co, MD, court about five months later on 3/19/1717*.224 This particular area in England is now known as Christchurch near Bournernouth in County Hampshire.224 Perhaps the early records of this region will reveal information on previous generations of the Sparks family.
William Sparks, Sr, is very possibly the son of Thomas Sparks and Joanne Davis of Fareham Parish, Hampshire Co, England. “Records show that they had four sons: William, Francis, John, and Richard. The general time period of their births would coincide with our William and John who entered this country about 1662 into MD.” Thomas Sparks was born about 1615, and Joanne Davis was born about 1619.86 They were married on 10/19/1635 in Fareham Parish, England.86,130 However, this link has not yet been proven.86,228
1. Joel Andrew Pruitt 3/ 5/1855 - 7/20/1934
2. William Preston (Press) Pruitt 8/ 3/1857 – 11/28/1933
3. Hardin Marcus (Mark) Pruitt 4/14/1859 - 2/26/1927
4. John C. Pruitt 1861 -
5. Sarah Jane Pruitt 8/ 4/1864 – 11/24/1951
6. Mary Lucinda Pruitt 11/ 3/1866 - 6/ 4/1926
7. Isaac Winfrey (Went) Pruitt 7/13/1869 - 1/ 2/1942
8. Augustus Joshua (Josh) Pruitt 4/20/1871 - 8/25/1950
9. Nancy J. Pruitt 7/13/1874 - 8/14/1943
10. *Julia A. Pruitt 6/ 7/1875 - 3/12/1944
11. Rosie A. Pruitt 7/ 2/1877 - 3/ 1/1919
The 1860 Wilkes Co, NC, census lists this family in Traphill Township in house #680/680 as follows: Hardin Pruett (33, farmer), Lucinda (25), Joel A. (5), Wm P. (2), Hardin (1), and Augustus (24). Their real estate was valued at $400, while their personal estate was valued at $250. Lucinda could not read or write.113 Augustus ($150 real estate, no personal estate)113,280 is probably Hardin’s first cousin.
The 1870 Wilkes Co census lists them in Edwards Township in house #254/254: Harden Pruet (43, farmer), Lucinda (37), Joel A. (15, school), William P. (12, school), Harden M. (10, school), John C. (9), Sarah J. (6), Mary L. (4), Isaac W. (1). Their real estate was valued at $250, and their personal estate at $368.113,242
They are listed in the 1880 Wilkes Co census in Traphill Township, p31, in house #205/208 as follows: Hardin Pruitt (53, farmer), Lucinda (47, wife), William P. (22, son), Hardin M. (21, son), John C. (19, son), Sarah J. (16, dau), Lucinda (14, dau), Isaac W. (12, son), Augustus J. (10, son), Nancy M. (8, dau), Julia A. (6, dau), and Rosie (2, dau).113,281
The 1900 Wilkes Co census lists this family in Traphill Township #2, p224B, house #11: Augustus J. Pruitt (29, born April 1871, farmer, married 4 years), Sallie (28, born Oct 1871, wife), Wm. P. (42, born Aug 1857, brother), and Hardin (73, born Nov 1826, father, widower). All could read and write.113,282
1. Joel Andrew (or, Joel Ander, Joelando) married Lodema Bauguess on 3/14/1876 in Wilkes Co.13,62,64,172,223,283 In 1900 he was living with the family of his son and was listed as a widower and a store keeper who could read and write.113,282
Joel A. Pruitt, age 47, applied for voter registration on 10/23/1902, Traphill Township, where he stated that he was a descendant of Hardin Pruitt who was a voter on 1/1/1867.195
His obituary says that he first joined Rachel Bap Ch before moving to Roundhill Bap Ch.172,223 It also says that his first wife died about 1898, and he later remarried.172,223 He married his second wife Louisa Jane Brewer on 4/5/1903 in Wilkes Co.66,113,238,271,284
[(1880 Wi, Traphill, p31, #206/209)113,281); (1900 Wi, Traphill2, p224B, #13)282; (1910 Wi, Traphill, #16)113; (1930 Wi, Traphill, p5A, #81/81)113] [b13,48,62,172,223,271, d13,48,62,172,223,271] Ref 13, p325; Ref 62, p417.
2. Press (or, William Pressley)64 married Fannie Absher on 6/16/1901 in Wilkes Co.172,223,283 William P. Pruitt, age 45, applied for voter registration on 10/18/1902, Traphill Township, where he stated that he was a descendant of Hardin Pruitt who was a voter on 1/1/1867.195 In 1910 he is listed as a “boarder”, married 9 years, but living only with Elisha F. Rhoads (31, male, boarder, merchant for dry goods).113 His wife and daughter are living nearby with his 73 year old mother-in-law.113 In 1920 he is living with his wife and daughter.113
He was a farmer and is buried at Roundhill Bap Ch.64 According to his obituary he joined Roundhill Bap Ch at the age of 47.172,223
[(1900 Wi, Traphill2, p224B, #11)282; (1910 Wi, Traphill, #15")113; (1920 Wi, Traphill, #149)113] [b64,113,172,223,271,282, d64,172,223,271]
3. Mark appears to have been in some trouble in Alleghany Co in August 1877, at the age of 18. It appears that his parents were forced to put their land and horse up as collateral on the condition that “Hardin M. Pruitt” would appear at the next term of court. There is no mention of why he had to appear or of what the outcome was.67
He married Margaret Bryant about 1890.3,113,223,268,282 The 1900 Wilkes Co census says he was a farmer who could not read or write.113 He joined Round hill Bap Ch in 1908 and is also buried there.48,64,223 While his obituary says he died on 2/4/1927, both his death certificate and his headstone say 2/26/1927.223
[(1900 Wi, Traphill2, p224B, #14)282; (1910 Wi, Traphill, #11)113; (1930 Wi, Traphill, p2B, #30/30)113] [b48,64,223,268,271,282, d48,64,223,268,271]
4. John probably died before 4/13/1896 when a land deed mentions a sourwood on the Pruitt property at the corner for John Pruitt, deceased.67 [b271]
5. Sarah married Lewis Horton Bauguess on 1/17/1884 in Wilkes Co.62,271,283 She died in Traphill of pneumonia.64 They are buried at Stony Ridge Bap Ch.48,64 [b48,64,271, d48,64,271]
6. Mary married Meredith (Merti) Lyon on 6/4/1889 in Wilkes Co.13,32,64,223,271,283 They were living with his parents in 1900.282 They lived on King Billings Rd. in Austin in a house which is still standing in 2002.32 She was a member of Rachel Bap Ch.223 She is buried at Knobbs Bap Ch.32,64 While her obituary says she died on 5/19/1927, her death certificate says 6/4/1926.223
After Mary died, Meredith Lyon remarried about 1927 to Pheba according to the 1930 census.113
[(1900 Wi, Traphill1, p211B, #16)282; (1910 Wi, Traphill, #220)113; (1930 Wi, Traphill, p7A, #96/96)113] [b13,64,113,223,271, d13,64,223,271] Ref 13, p326.
7. Went married Mary Ann Wiles on 1/14/1894 in Wilkes Co.13,64,113,223,271,283 They lived on Shepherd’s Crossroads in Traphill.13 Isaac W. Pruitt, age 33, applied for voter registration on 10/18/1902, Traphill Township, where he stated that he was a descendant of Hardin Pruitt who was a voter on 1/1/1867.195 He was a member of and was buried at Roundhill Bap Ch.13,64,223
On 2/23/1928, a line in The Wilkes Journal reads: “Mr. H. M. Bauguess, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Woods visited Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Pruitt Sunday.”325
[(1900 Wi, Traphill, p224B, #12)282; (1910 Wi, Traphill, #12)113; (1930 Wi, Traphill, p2A, #27/27)113] [b48,64,223,271,282, d48,64,223,271] Ref 325, 2/23/1928.
8. Josh married Sallie Adeline Holbrook on 5/10/1896 in Wilkes Co at Roundhill Bap Ch.3,271,283,388 They lived on Shepherd’s Crossroads in Traphill.32 Agustus J. Pruitt, age 31, applied for voter registration on 10/18/1902, Traphill Township, where he stated that he was a descendant of Hardin Pruitt who was a voter on 1/1/1867.195 He is buried at Roundhill Bap Ch.48,243
He was caught for making liquor at least once and served a sentence for it.32 There is a story about when Josh was brought into court and stood before the judge. The judge asked him, “Are you the Joshua that made the moonshine?” And Josh replied, “No sir, I’m the Joshua that made the sun stand still!” He was jokingly referring to a passage in the Bible (Joshua 10:12-13).
On 8/15/1921 Joshua Pruitt and L. D. Lowe pleaded guilty to Manufacturing and Retailing. Six days later they were each ordered to pay a $100 fine, and a $500 bond was issued against them. According to the court order, the bond would be dropped if they appeared at each session of criminal court for the next two years and maintained good behavior. Perhaps his quick‑witted remark earned him that punishment. However, on 3/7/1922 and 8/7/1922, Josh was not present in court, and one would assume that he suffered the consequences.373
On 2/23/1928, a line in The Wilkes Journal reads: “Mr. Spencer Bowman visited at the home of Mr. A. J. Pruitt Saturday night.”325
[(1900 Wi, Traphill2, p224B, #11)282; (1910 Wi, Traphill, #13)113; (1920 Wi, Traphill, #176)271; (1930 Wi, Traphill, p2A, #26/26)113] [b48,64,113,243,271, d48,64,243,271]
Ref 243, 8/28/1950, p1; Ref 373 (Vol 19, p126,156,253,376).
9. Nancy married Robert Monroe Bauguess about 1894.3,271,282,455,456 She is buried at Roundhill Bap Ch.48
[(1900 Wi, Traphill2, p228A, #90)282] [b271,282, d271]
10. Julia married James Madison Bauguess, Jr. on 1/10/1892 at her father’s home in Wilkes Co.62,66,283 She died in Wilkes Co of “apoplexy”64 and was buried in the Bauguess Graveyard.48 [b48,64,271, d48,64,243,271] Ref 243, 3/16/1944, p7.
11. Rosie married Oliver R. Richardson on 2/20/1894 in Wilkes Co at her father’s house.3,113,271,283 She died in Wilkes Co and is buried at Roundhill Bap Ch (Bk 5, p259).286
[(1900 Wi, Walnut Grove, p246A, #8)282; (1910 Wi, Traphill 179, p4A, #68)113,212] [b113,271,282, d271,286]
On 8/6/1877, Hardin Pruitt of Wilkes Co appeared in Alleghany Co court, stating his indebtedness to J. R. Wyatt, Alleghany Sheriff in the amount of $50. The fee was due on 10/1/1877, or the sheriff would sell at auction Hardin’s bay mare which turned 12 years old in June 1877. (Alleghany DB 3, p416).67
On 8/6/1877, Hardin and Loucinda Pruitt of Wilkes Co agreed to sell land to J. R. Wyatt, sheriff of Alleghany Co, for $200. The land was on the waters of Roaring River, adjacent to his own land, James M. Baugues’ line, and widow Billings’ line. However, the deed would be void if Hardin M. Pruitt appeared at the next term of Alleghany court. Both Hardin and Lucinda signed with their marks. It was witnessed by Joel A. Pruitt and Stanley Gentry. (Alleghany DB 3, p417-9).67
On 12/31/1883, Hardin Pruitt bought 22 acres on the east side of Roaring River at the corner of J. A. Pruitt, from the State of NC at a price of 12 ½ ¢ per acre. (Wilkes Co DB 4, p585).67
On 12/18/1885, Hardin and Lucinda Pruitt sold 187 acres on Roaring River to Joel A. Pruitt for $200. (Wilkes Co DB 15, p38).67
On 4/13/1896, Hardin and Loucinda Pruitt sold their homeplace consisting of 50 acres on Sparks Creek to (their son) A. J. Pruitt for $500. This was to take effect “after our natural death”. The land in Traphill was adjacent to H. M. Pruitt to the north, and I. W. Pruitt on the south. In describing the property boundaries, the deed mentions a sourwood at the corner for John Pruitt, deceased (probably their son). (Wilkes Co DB 28, p107).67
Hardin and Loucinda Pruitt sold their mill site and mill property to (their sons) H. M. and A. J. Pruitt for $50. It was one acre on the west branch of Sparks Creek below H. M. Pruitt’s dwelling house. This deed includes all the water power and room for the mill house. (Wilkes Co DB 28, p110).67
1. Isaac John Pruitt 1810 - 6/22/1863
2. Sally Pruitt 1813 –
3. Joel Pruitt, Jr. 1815 -
4. Jeremiah Pruitt 1823 -
5. Lucinda Pruitt 1/ /1823 -
6. *Hardin Pruitt 11/ /1826 –
The 1810 Wilkes Co, NC, census includes the family of Joel Prewit with one male (under 10), one male (16-26), and one female (16-26).275
The 1820 Wilkes Co census includes the family of Joel Pruett with one male (under 10), one male (10-16), one male (26-45), one female (under 10), and one female (26-45).276
The 1830 Wilkes Co census lists the family of Joel Prewett (p344) with one male (under 5), one male (5-9), one male (15-19), one male (20-29), one male (40-49), one female (5-9), one female (15-19), and one female (40-49).277
The 1840 Wilkes Co census includes the family of Joel Pruitt in Johnson’s District, Bugaboo, with one male (10‑15), one male (15-20), one male (50-60), one female (15-20), one female (20-30), and one female (50-60).113,278
The Wilkes Co school census dated 5/1/1841 for the 33rd District states that Joseph Prewit was sending three children to school: Jeremiah, Hardin, and Lucinda. Also, Joel Pruit was one of the three men who were responsible for taking this census.140
According to information I have found, Joseph Pruitt was Joel’s father, or Hardin’s grandfather. Joel’s children could not have been living with their grandfather, because he moved to Ashe Co, NC, in 1829. My guess is that the Joseph listed in this school census is really Joel Pruitt, their father. Ref 140, p93.
The 1850 Wilkes Co census lists them in house #91 as follows: Joel Pruett (64, farmer, can not read/write), Polly (63), Sally (37), and Hardin (22).113 Their real estate was valued at $400.279
The 1860 Wilkes Co census lists them in Wilkesboro Township in house #628/628: Joel Prewitt (72, farmer), Sarah (47), and Hampton (18, school). Their real estate was valued at $300, while their personal estate was valued at $325.113,280 Hampton was a grandson, the son of Joel Jr.387
The 1870 Wilkes Co census lists them in Edwards Township in house #257/257: Joel Pruet (84, farmer), Sarah (55), and Sallie (21). Their real estate was valued at $200, and their personal estate was $186.113,242
1. Isaac married Charlotte Phereby Richardson on 5/21/1835 in Wilkes Co.271 His death date was found in a family book handed down through the generations.271
[(1840 Wi, Spicer’s)271,278; (1850 Wi, #72)271,279; (1860 Wi, Wilkesboro, #358)271,280, (1870 Wi, Edwards, #255)242] [b271, d271]
2. Sally lived with her father until the 1870s.113 She was living with her nephew Joel Andrew Pruitt in the 1880 census.281
[(1880 Wi, Traphill, p31, #206/209)113,281] [b113,268]
3. Joel, Jr. married Elizabeth Durham on 11/9/1835 in Wilkes Co.268,270,271
[(1840 Wi, Johnson’s)271,278; (1850 Wi, #906)271,279; (1860 Wi, Mulberry, #12)271,280; (1870 Wi, Union, #80)242,271; (1880 Wi, Mulberry, p63, #41/44)271,281] [b268,270]
4. Jeremiah married Rebecah.271
[(1850 Wi, #83)271,279] [b113]
5. Lucinda married William Spicer.13 She was a widow living with her daughter’s family in 1900.282
[(1870 Wi, Walnut Grove, #126)242; (1880 Wi, Traphill, p33, #240/244)281; (1900 Wi, Walnut Grove, p246A, #7)] [b13,113,282] Ref 13, p501.
6. Hardin married Lucinda Brooks about 1853 at Round Hill Bap Ch.13,268 He was living on 3/17/1903 when his oldest son got married.66 However, he must have died before the 1910 census.271
He is NOT the “Hardin Pruitt” who was about twelve years younger and enlisted with the Confederacy on 5/4/1861 in Stokes Co which he claimed as his residency.268,320 He was 23 years old and enlisted as a private for twelve months.268,320 He served in Co A, 2nd NC Battalion Reg.268,320,366 He was absent without leave on 9/6/1864 through February 1865.268,320 This man’s widow Paulina, age 63, applied for his pension in Mt. Airy in 1906.366 [b13,113,268]
On 2/5/1811, sheriff William Hampton auctioned the land of Isaac Collins to the highest bidder. Joel Pruit bought the 125 acres for £17, 5 shillings. The record was recorded on 3/20/1815. (Wilkes Co DB I, p38).67
On 11/30/1821, Joel Pruitt received Grant #3231 for 50 acres on both sides of Sparks Creek at the waters of Roaring River, adjoining Widow Buttery and Spicer’s line.271
On 1/6/1837, Joel Prewit bought 50 acres on the waters of Long Branch from John Wood for $50. It was witnessed by Anderson Wood, Jr, and Claborn (x) Wadell (i.e. Claiborn Waddell). (Wilkes Co DB S, p447).67
On 12/28/1852, Joel Prewet bought 100 acres on Roaring River from Thomas Baugefs (i.e. Bauguess) for $100. It was witnessed by Isaac Prewett and James Burchet. The deed was registered on 11/2/1857.271 (Wilkes Co DB T, p72).67
On 8/16/1854, Joel Prewitt sold 50 acres on Roaring River to Isaac Prewitt for $150. It was witnessed by Harden (x) Prewitt and Jeremiah Prewitt. (Wilkes Co DB T, p84).67
On 8/11/1871, Joel Pruitt sold 100 acres (at the corner of James Bauguess, near the river) to Hardin Pruitt for $100. (Wilkes Co DB A2, p521)67
1. John Henderson Pruitt 1779 -
2. *Joel Pruitt, Sr. 1786 –
3. Catherine Pruitt 1787 –
4. female Pruitt 1789 –
5. Andrew Pruitt, Sr. 1790 –
6. Benjamin Pruitt 1791 -
7. Ralph Pruitt 1798 -
The 1787 census for Wilkes Co, NC, lists Joseph Pruitt with one male (21-60), two males (under 21, over 60), and three females. He is the only Pruitt on the census.271,272 While it is possible that this is actually listing his father, I tend to think it is the family of Joseph Pruitt, Jr.
The 1789 tax list for Capt. S. Johnson's District includes two listings for Joseph Pruitt. While one is for his father, his listing is for 150 acres and one poll.158
The 1790 Wilkes Co census lists the family of Jo. Prewitt in the Sixth Company with one male (over 16), two males (under 16), and three females.133,273 The only other family of this name listed is that of Lus Pruitt, also in the Sixth Company, with one male (under 16), and two females.273 It appears that “Lus” is a lady, possibly Lucy or Lucinda? Could she be the newly widowed wife of Joseph Prewitt, Sr?
The 1792 Wilkes Co tax list for Hammon’s District includes Joseph Pruit with one poll and 150 acres.158 In 1793, in the same district, Joseph Prewit had one poll and 150 acres.158 Nothing changed in 1794 and 1795 except that he was listed as Joseph Pruet.158 The 1796 lists for the same district list him as Joseph Prewit with one poll and 150 acres.158 In 1797 Joseph Pruitt is listed in Hammon’s Dist. with one poll and 150 acres.158 In 1799 Joseph Prewit was in the same district with one poll and 200 acres.158
The 1800 Wilkes Co census includes the family of Joseph Prewet with one male (under 10), one male (10-16), one male (16-26), one male (26-45), three females (under 10), one female (10‑16), and one female (26-45).274 He is the only Pruitt listed.
The 1810 Wilkes Co census includes the family of Joseph Prewit with one male (under 10), one male (16-26), one male (over 45), and two females (10-16).275
The 1820 Wilkes Co census includes the family of Joseph Pruitt with one male (16-18), one male (16-26), one male (26-45), one male (over 45), and one female (16-26).276
1. John Henderson married Sarah Blackburn.271 He appears to have died before the 1870 census.271
[(1810 Wilkes)275; (1850 Ashe, #738)271; (1860 Alleg, Gap Civil, p34, #250/218)212,271] [b271]
2. Joel, Sr. married Polly.13,271 [b13,268,271]
3. Catherine married Henry Hanks on 9/16/1807.271 [b271]
4. A female child is indicated by the census records as being born before 1790.
5. Andrew, Sr. married Mahala.271 The 1830 Wilkes Co census for Andrew Prewitt lists his household as one male (40-50) and one male (80-90), meaning that his father was probably living with him.271 He may have died before the 1870 census.271
[(1830 Wi, p346)271,277; (1850 Ashe, #9)271; (1860 Alleg, #251)271] [b271]
6. Benjamin (listed as “Benj. Prewit”) married Peggy Tyre on 7/11/1808 in Wilkes Co.271,371 [b271]
7. Ralph married Sarah Brinegar about 1830.271 They may have died before the 1880 census.271
[(1830 Wi, p346)271,277; (1840 Wi, Spicer’s)278; (1850 Wi, #104)271,279; (1860 Wi, Traphill, #698)271,280; (1870 Wi, Walnut Grove, #115)242,271] [b271]
Information on the Revolutionary service of Joseph Pruit is found in his pension request (#R8506) dated 8/1/1833 in Wilkes Co, NC.170,271 He gave his age as 79, being born on 7/16/1754.170,271 He said that at the age of 19, he moved to Wilkes Co, entering the service under Benjamin Cleveland fighting against the Cherokees. He also served under Capt. Larkin Cleveland and Capt. William Waugh. He was discharged by Capt. Cleveland at Wilkes Courthouse. He served against the Tories for three months and again for five weeks on New River. He was with Col. Cleveland at Ramseur Mills. He says William Spicer and Benjamin Hammon served with him. He said he moved to Ashe Co, NC, in 1829, but most of his family still lived in Wilkes. His pension request was rejected.271 On 6/23/1853, his son Joel Pruett signed as power of attorney in Wilkes Co in an attempt to obtain his father’s pension.170,271
A-6-4 Joseph Prewitt, Sr. (8). Joseph Pruitt, Jr. was the son of Joseph Prewitt, Sr., and his wife Rachel. They had the following children.268,270,271 Ref 271, p10-14.
1. *Joseph Pruitt, Jr. 7/16/1754 –
2. Henry Pruitt
They lived in Lunenburg Co, Halifax Co, or perhaps Charlotte Co, VA, before moving to Wilkes Co, NC. A marriage is recorded in Charlotte Co, VA, for “Mary Prewit, daughter of Joseph Prewit” to James Adams, Jr on 10/16/1788.407
1. Joseph, Jr. may have been born in Halifax Co, VA.268 He moved to Wilkes Co (then Surry), NC, about 1773 according to his Revolutionary pension request in 1833.13,271 He moved to Ashe Co, NC, in 1829 where he died.271 [b170,271]
Joseph Prewitt, Sr’s wife Rachel may have been born in 1736 in Halifax Co, VA.268 I have not seen any records that show her name to be Rachel. It is possible that the deed shown below dated 1/5/1769 was confused by other researchers. That Rachel relinquished her dower right so that her husband Henry Clay could sell their land.
In 1764, in Lunenburg Co, VA, Joseph Prewitt is listed with 12 tithes and 900 acres.271
On 10/3/1768, Joseph Pruitt was a witness for one day in court (Charlotte Order Bk 2, p183).271
On 1/5/1769, Joseph Pruet bought 100 acres from Henry Clay and his wife Rachel for £25. The land was on Hogans Creek, bounded by Morris and Marable. (Charlotte Co DB 2, p163).168
On 12/12/1771, Joseph Prewett of Halifax Co sold 100 acres to John Cox, Jr, of Mecklenburg Co, VA, for £50. The land was in Charlotte Co, VA, bounded by Mathew Marable, Henry Clay, and John Herndon. The transaction was recorded on 7/6/1772 (Charlotte DB 3, p104).168,271
On 10/1/1775, Isham Prewit of Cornwall Parish sold 87.5 acres to William Mitchell for £52, 10sh. The land was on Ward’s Fork and was part of a larger tract where Isham and Joseph Prewit now live. It was bounded by John Cook. (Charlotte DB 3, p550).168 Ward’s Fork is located about a mile west of the town of Drakes Branch in Charlotte Co.
The Charlotte Co Will Book 1 has at least three references to Joseph Prewitt. On 1/25/1777 he took the inventory of an estate (p154). On 5/30/1781 he was on a list of credits for 1778 (p271). In 1790 he appraised an estate (p436).167 Since our Joseph Prewitt was already in Wilkes Co, NC, by 1779, it is unlikely that these records refer to him. The following records are from Wilkes Co.
On 8/28/1778, in Wilkes Co, land entry grant #293 was to Joseph Pruet for 100 acres on the south fork of Roaring River near a “foard” above his house including his improvement. (Wilkes Co Land Entry Book).168
On 2/8/1779, land entry grant #800 was to Joseph Pruet for 100 acres on Camp Branch at the mouth of Johnacake Branch including his own improvements. (Wilkes Co Land Entry Book).168
In 1782, Joseph Prewett first appears in Wilkes Co, NC, tax lists in Capt. John Morgan’s District with 100 acres, no negroes, one mule or horse, and six cattle.158,271
The 1784 Wilkes Co tax list includes Joseph Prewit with one poll and 100 acres of land.158
The 1787 Wilkes Co tax list has Joseph Pruitt in Capt. S. Johnson's District with one poll and 100 acres.158
In 1788, Joseph Prewitt is found on the Wilkes Co tax list in Capt. Johnson’s District with 75 acres and no polls, indicating that he had reached age 60.158,271
The 1789 tax list for Capt. S. Johnson's District includes two listings for Joseph Pruitt. The one for the father is for 75 acres and (either one158 or no271) poll(s).158,271 If he was charged with a poll, then someone must have moved in with him since he was too old to be counted.
The 1790 Wilkes Co census includes the family of Lus Pruitt in the Sixth Company with one male (under 16), and two females.273 It appears that “Lus” is a lady, possibly Lucy or Lucinda? Could she be the newly widowed wife of Joseph Prewitt, Sr?
On 7/27/1790, the estate of Joseph Pruitt, deceased, was administered by Henry Snow, Jesse Franklin, and Moses Snow (Wilkes WB 1, p28).271
In December 1790, the will of Joseph Prewit was proven, with Henry Prewit the adminstrator and Jesse Franklin and Moses Snow as securities (Wilkes WB 1, p289).271
A-6-5 Uriah Prewitt, Sr. (9). Joseph Prewitt, Sr., may have been the son of Uriah Prewitt, Sr. and his wife Elizabeth.268 They had the following children.268,270,271 Ref 271, p8-11.
1. Rebecca Prewitt
2. Uriah Prewitt, Jr. 1720 –
3. Henry Prewitt 1722 - 1790
4. *Joseph Prewitt, Sr. 1724 - 1790
5. Ishem Prewitt 1725 - 1806
6. Thomas Prewitt 1733 –
7. Beasley Prewitt 1740 – 1839
8. Benjamin Prewitt 1742 –
9. Agnes Prewitt 1746 -
They lived in Henrico Co, VA, where most of the children were born.268 This area became Goochland Co, VA, in 1727. Ref 271 does not include children Rebecca and Ishem. Because there were several different “Joseph Pruitt”s living in southern and eastern VA, it has been difficult to prove this link.
2. Uriah, Jr. may be the “Uriah Prewit” who had 175 acres surveyed on 1/28/1766. The land was on the north fork of White Oak Creek in Pittsylvania Co.411 [b268]
3. Henry died in Wilkes Co, NC.268 [b268, d268]
4. Joseph, Sr. married Rachel.268 He died in Wilkes Co where his will was administered.268,271 [b268,271, d268,271]
5. Ishem died in Mercer Co, KY.268 Several Charlotte Co, VA, land tranactions between 1766 and 1775 refer to “Isham Prewit and his wife Frances”.67,168 [b268, d268]
6. Thomas [b268]
7. Beasley first married Eleanor Humphreys about 1770.270 His married his second wife Lucy Sims Rodgers in 1808 in Rapids Parish, LA.270 He died in West Liberty (now Dayton), Liberty Co, TX, where he is buried.270 However, this Beasley may actually be the son of Uriah Prewitt, Jr.271 [b268]
8. Benjamin [b268]
9. Agnes [b268]
Uriah Prewitt, Sr.’s wife Elizabeth was born about 1703 in Goochland Co, VA.268
A-6-6 Henry Prewitt, Sr. (10). Uriah Prewitt, Sr. may have been the son of Henry Prewitt, Sr. and Rebecca Dobbs.268 They may have had the following children.268,270,271 Ref 271, p3-7.
1. James Prewitt
2. Samuel Prewitt 1684 - 4/ /1760
3. Thomas R. Prewitt 1692 - 1759
4. Andrew Prewitt 1695 - 1763
5. Hugh Prewitt 1697 – 1750
6. Richard Prewitt, Sr. 1698 - 1757
7. *Uriah Prewitt, Sr. 1699 -
8. Rebecca Prewitt 1702 -
9. Henry Prewitt, Jr. 1704 –
10. John Prewitt 1706 -
They lived in Henrico Co, VA, where the children were born.268 Henry was first married to Ann Fields and they may have had a son Fields Prewitt.270 Ref. 271 lists only six children, leaving out James, Samuel, Henry Jr., and John.
In the February 1719 Henrico Co Court, Thomas Randolph sued Andrew, Hugh, and Thomas Pruit.268
In the February 1720 Henrico Co Court, Michael Holland entered suits against John, Thomas, and Hugh Pruit.268
2. Samuel died in MD.268 [b268, d268]
3. Thomas was a blacksmith.270,271 His first wife is not known, but he married his second wife Mary Magdalene Chastain in 1719 in Henrico Co.268,270 In the May 1721 Henrico Co Court, Thomas Jefferson sued Thomas Pruit and his wife Mary for 3 pounds, 16 shillings. The case was settled for 15 shillings, 10 pence.268 (This would be too early to be President Thomas Jefferson, but he could perhaps be a relative.)
On 5/7/1722, Thomas Pruit was summoned to appear in court and give security for the estate of Nicholas Ducrey (or, perhaps Dunay), deceased.268 On 10/1/1722, it was found that a great part of the estate had been wasted by Thomas Pruit who had married the widow of Nicholas Ducray.268 (Henrico Minute Book 1719-1724, p174, 211).413
Thomas and wife Mary settled further up the James River than his father’s land at Almond Creek in Henrico Co.268 Goochland Co was formed in 1727, and Thomas was one of the first residents.268 The 1729 Tithables list for King William Parish, Goochland Co lists Thomas Prouet with one tithe.268 In that same year he was fined 50 pounds of tobacco for saying a bad word.268 In the June 1731 Goochland Co Court, Thomas was fined 50 pounds of tobacco for swearing.268 There is a deed between Edward Scott and Thomas dated 3/2/1731 in Goochland Co.268
Thomas purchased land on Stocks Creek, Amelia Co, VA, in 1737, where he lived until he moved to southern VA.270 On 7/19/1745, he began to dispose of his land on Stocks Creek.270,271 Over the next two years, he purchased 1,000 acres on Catawba Creek in Brunswick (Lunenburg) Co, VA.270 That area became Halifax Co in 1752.270 About 1750 he sold ?35 acres on the south fork of “Cattoba” Creek to John Bales for £2, 3sh. Thomas signed with his mark “T”, and the deed was acknowledged in Halifax Co court on 7/2/1752. (Halifax DB 1, p5).67 On 5/16/1759, Thomas Prewitt, blacksmith, gave three of his sons each 150 acres on Catawba Creek.270 He died soon after on Catawba Creek, Halifax Co, VA.268,270,271 [b268,270,271, d268,270]
4. Andrew married Agnes.270,271 They lived in the Northern Parish of Goochland Co. He sold 100 acres in Goochland Co to Robert Adams on 9/9/1750.271 On 10/20/1751, Andrew Pruet appeared before the court stating that since he has lost his sight, it has prevented him from maintaining himself and he should be free from paying his county leveys (Order Bk 7, p75).271 He later moved to Bedford Co, VA, where he died and his will was proven (Bk 3, p79,89).268,270,271 [b268,271, d268,271]
5. Hugh seems to have been a regular in the Henrico Co court. In February 1719 he was sued by Thomas Randolph, in February 1720 by Michael Holland, in April 1722 by Thomas Randolph, and in May 1722 by Thomas Randolph.271 When Goochland Co was formed, he was sued by Peter Bolton on 3/16/1729 and again in July 1730.271 In Lunenburg Co, VA, he was sued by Edward Booker on 9/1/1746.271 [b268,270, d270]
6. Richard, Sr. married Frances Murrel about 1725 in Henrico Co, VA.270,271 [b268, d268]
7. Uriah, Sr. married Elizabeth about 1730 in VA.268 One source says he died in Henrico Co, VA, on *2/6/1746,268 while another source says that on that date he bought two different tracts of land in Lunenburg Co.271 Apparently the Uriah Prewitt who was in Lunenburg (which became Halifax, then Pittsylvania Co) is found there as late as 1782 when he was charged property tax for one male, three horses, and 16 cows, but this is probably Jr.271 [b268,271]
8. Rebecca married James McGehee in 12/9/1721 in Henrico Co, VA.268,270,271 She died before 1774 in Granville Co, NC.270 [b268]
9. Henry, Jr. [b268]
10. John [b268]
On 4/25/1679, Henry was taxed in Henrico Co to support an army to defend against the Indians.268,271
On 8/25/1681, Henry Prewitt testified in the Henrico Co court, Varina Parish. He was granted 40 pounds of tobacco for his one day of testimony.268
On 4/20/1687, Henry Pruet and John Fields (possibly his brother-in-law) were granted 440 acres in Henrico Co in Varina Parish for the transportation of nine people into the colony. The land was on the North side of the James River, at Almonds Creek, adjacent to the line of Thomas Fields and Samuel Bridgewater. (VA Patents #7, p569).268,271,314 The land is now part of Richmond, VA, between I-95, I-64, and I-295.
In 1688, Henry patented 411 acres.268
In 1690, Henry Prewitt was listed on the tithables list for Henrico Co.268
On 8/1/1691, Hen. Prewett gave his age as about 37 years when he gave a deposition in court (Bk 5, p219).268,271
On 8/3/1691, Hen. Prewett, supported by John Fields, was sued by Hon. William Byrd, Esq. For his one day of testimony, he received 40 pounds of tobacco from John Fields. Henry’s land on Almond Creek was about 20 miles up the James River from William Byrd’s plantation Westover. William Byrd also operated a trading post near Henry’s land (Bk 2, p364).268,271
On 8/25/1691, Hen. Prewett testified for two days as a witness for Ed Jones who had brought suit against Fra(nces) Reeves in court held at Varina Parish. He received 80 pounds of tobacco (Bk 2, p283).268,271
On 9/1/1691, Hen. Prewett gave his age as about 37 years when brought to testify in court. He testified that at some point he had seen a black bull of Thomas Fields’ mark which belonged to Ed Jones floating upon the river against Mr. Reeves low ground (Bk 5, p229).268,271
On 4/17/1693, Henry was listed as a member of a Grand Jury.268
On 2/1/1695, Henry testified in court, receiving 40 pounds of tobacco from John Pleasants. Later that month, Henry and three others recorded the inventory of Edward Jones’ estate, returning the list on 2/19/1695 (Order Bk 5, p628).268,271
On 6/1/1695, Henry testified in court, receiving 40 pounds of tobacco from Allanson Clarke.268
On 4/1/1697, Hen. Prewett of Henrico Co sold 220 acres to Mary Jones. The land was on the north side of the James River, being part of the land he and John Fields received in 1687, “and upon which I live now”, it being the southernmost end of the said tract next to Thomas Fields’ creek (Henrico Co DB 5, p701), (Bk 3, p141).268,271
On 12/1/1699, Henry was listed as a member of a Grand Jury.268
On 4/1/1702, Henry sold 220 acres to Thomas Cardwell for 4000 pounds of tobacco to be paid over three years. The land was on the north side of the James River, part of the patent that he and John Field received in 1687. Henry’s wife Rebecca released her dower.268
In June 1711, Henry Pruet was overaged, and therefore exempt from paying poll tax (Orders 1710-1717, p73).271
On 6/4/1722, Rebecca Pruit, widow of Henry Pruit, late of Henrico Co, was summoned to take administration of her husband’s estate. Since she failed to appear, the administration was granted to Tarlton Woodson, a Quaker. It was ordered that William Kent, John Huckaby, John Lewis, and William Womack appraise the estate. (Richmond Minutes, 1719-1722, p182).268,271 (Henrico Minute Book 1719-1724, p182).413
A-6-7 Thomas Prewitt (11). Henry Prewitt, Sr. was the son of Thomas Prewitt.268 He and his wife had the following children.268,270,271 Ref 271, p1-3.
1. John Prewitt 1648 -
2. William Prewitt, Sr. 1651 - 2/10/1748
3. *Henry Prewitt, Sr. 1654 - 1722
They lived in Charles City, York Co, VA, where William and Henry were born.268
1. John was born at Tangier Island, VA.268 He married Sarah Lessene in 1683 in Bladensburg, Frederick Co, MD.268 [b268,271]
2. William, Sr. married Mary Stone in 1699.268,270 He died in Caroline Co, VA.268 [b268,270,271, d268,270,271]
3. Henry, Sr. first married Ann Fields.268 He married his second wife Rebecca Dobbs on 8/20/1691 in Henrico Co, VA.268,271 He died in Henrico Co.268,271 [b268,271, d268,271]
Thomas was born about 1616 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. Thomas Prewitt was brought to Charles River Co, VA, in 1636 by Joane Bennet, a Quaker widow, who arranged for his travel (Patent Bk 1). She received 450 acres in the county on the Poqueson River for the transfer of eight people. Since Thomas was an indentured servant, he would receive land after about five years of service to the person who brought him over.268,271
On 6/2/1636, Thomas Privett was granted 50 acres of land in Charles River Co, VA. The land was a neck of ground at the New Poqueson, due to him for the transportation of one servant to the colony. It is believed that the “servant” was his wife, but since they were Quakers and not married according to the rules of the established church, the marriage was not recognized.268 It is interesting that Thomas was an indentured servant who also had his own indentured servant.
In 1646, Thomas Prewitt confessed to borrowing a canoe from John Wilson and losing it. He was ordered to pay two bushels of corn for it on the next November 1.268,271
In 1647, John Thomas secured a debt against Thomas Prewitt for 600 pounds of tobacco.268,271
On 5/24/1648, in York Co (Charles River Co was changed to York Co), Thomas Pruitt confessed judgment to Robert Abrall for 1202 pounds of tobacco to be paid next October 10 at the house of Pruitt in York Co. Three cows were bound in security. Cattle were very valuable at this time since it was very expensive to bring them over by ship.268,271
In 1648, Thomas Prewitt confessed judgment to William Hockaday, for 1.5 bushels of corn and 56 pounds of tobacco.268,271
On 12/6/1648, Thomas Prewitt bound himself to pay John Madison 600 pounds of tobacco before next October 1. A steer and a heifer were held as security.268,271
Thomas may have died about 1658 at Port Charles River, VA.268 He might be the son of John Prewitt.270 The Prewitt/Pruitt name is thought to come from one of two Anglo-Saxon words: Pryte, meaning “justly proud or with self respect”, or from Prut, meaning “haughty or arrogant”.271
A-7-1 John Buttery (8). Cassie Buttery (A-5-1) was the daughter of John Buttery and Ann Allen.13 Ref 13, p132.
1. Cassie Buttery 1765 - 1842
John Buttery first appeared in Surry Co, NC, in 1775.13 They may have lived in Wilkes Co, NC.
1. Cassie (or, Keziah) married Reuben Sparks, Sr. about 1783.13 [b1,13,164, d1,13,164] Ref 164, p147-8.
Timothy Buttery is mentioned in several early Surry and Wilkes Co records. In 1778, he was a chain carrier for land surveyed in Surry Co. He was listed in the Surry Co tax list in 1781. In 1787, Timothy Buttery and his wife Mary, Reuben Sparks and his wife Keziah, and Ann Buttery joined Old Brier Creek Bap Ch. Timothy owned 450 acres in Wilkes Co when he died in 1802. There was also an Abraham Buttery who bought land on Hunting Creek in Surry Co in 1802, and later moved to Caswell Co. Perhaps Timothy and Abraham are brothers of Cassie/Keziah.13
A-8-1 Christopher McCrary, Sr. (6). Elizabeth McCrary (A-1-3) was the daughter of Christopher McCrary, Sr. and Nancy Priscilla (Polly) Aulsbury Wiles.74,149 They probably had the following children.113,423
1. Nancy McCrary 1823 -
2. William McCrary 1825 –
3. Joseph McCrary 1827 -
4. Mary McCrary
5. *Elizabeth (Betsy) McCrary 10/ /1831 -
6. Margaret (Peggy) McCrary 1833 -
The 1830 Wilkes Co census includes the family of Christopher McCrary (p342) with one male (under 5), one male (5-10), one male (10-15), one male (30-40), one female (5-10), one female (15-20), and one female (30-40).277
Christopher McCrary’s first wife died about 1837.149,423 He then married his second wife Priscilla Ellis149,423 and they had at least two children: Christopher, Jr. (born 1842) and Martha (1849).113
The 1840 Wilkes Co, NC, census lists the family of Christopher McCrary as follows: two males (age 10-15), one male (40-50), two females (5-10), one female (10-15), one female (15‑20), one female (40-50), one female (60-70), and one female slave (10-23).113,278 Perhaps his mother or his wife’s mother was living with them.
The Wilkes Co school census dated 10/20/1842 for the 62nd District lists five names for whom Christopher McCrary is listed responsible for their education. They are Elizabeth, William, Joseph, Mary, and Margit McCrary.3
They are listed in the 1850 Wilkes Co census, house #119/119: Christopher Edner (52, farmer, born Rowan Co), Priscilla (44), Christopher (8), Martha (1), Esau Fugate (21, married within the year), and Margaret Fugate (17).113 Their real estate was valued at $120.279 I have no explanation as to why they were referred to as Edner.
They are listed in the 1860 Wilkes Co census, Wilkesboro Township, house #457/457: Christopher McCrary (61, farmer), Priscilla (55), Christopher (16, school), and Martha (11, school). Their real estate was valued at $200, while their personal estate was valued at $60.113,280
The 1870 Wilkes Co census lists them in Rock Creek Township in house #118/118 as follows: Christopher McCrary (72, farmer), Prisilla (63), and Martha (21, school). Their real estate was valued at $60. Christopher could not write, and Priscilla could not read or write.113,242
1. Nancy married Solomon Byrd on 9/24/1840 in Wilkes Co.401,423,424 While I have no proof that Nancy fits with this family, the circumstantial evidence suggests she does. The 1830 and 1840 censuses suggest there should be an older daughter. Her marriage in 1840 explains why she was not listed in the school census. In 1870, as a widow with children, she was living only four houses from her father.212 Also, there were very few McCrary families in Wilkes Co at this time.
[(1850 Wi, p662, #1206)212; (1860 Wi, Traphill, p64, #455)212; (1870 Wi, Rock Creek, Haymeadow, p17, #114)212; (1880 Wi, Rock Creek #206, p6, #51)212] [b423]
2. William married Jane L. Caudill about 1846.13,113,239,425 He died before the 1900 census when his wife is listed as a widow.282 On 6/25/1901, at the age of 83, “Janie” applied for his Civil War pension.366 She stated that she was a resident of Round Mountain and that her late husband served in Co B, 56th NC Reg.366
[(1850 Wi, #457)117,279; (1860 Wi, Wilkesboro, #516)113,280; (1870 Wi, Rock Creek, #73)242; (1880 Wi, Rock Creek, p48, #180/180)281; (1900 Wi, Rock Creek, p192A, #110)282] [b113]
3. Joseph was living with his brother William in 1850 and 1860 according to the censuses.113,117 It appears that he married Sarah E. about 1863 according to the 1870 census.242
[(1850 Wi, #458)279; (1860 Wi, Wilkesboro, #516)280; (1870 Wi, Rock Creek, #72)242; (1880 Wi, Rock Creek, p44, #95/95)281] [b113]
4. Mary may be the Polly McCrary (age 18) who is living with Joseph in the 1850 census.279
5. Betsy married James Madison Bauguess, Sr.13,62 [b62,113]
6. Peggy married Esau Fugate (or, Esom Fugett, Sr.) according to their son’s death certificate (Wi Bk A, p205).64,113
[(1850 Wi, #119)113,279; (1860 Wi, Traphill, #195)113,280; (1870 Wi, Rock Creek, #119)242] [b113]
The 1850 Wilkes Co census indicates that Christopher Edner, Sr. (known as “Stuffer” Edner) was born in Rowan Co, NC, about 1798.113 The 1810 Wilkes Co census includes the family of Frederic Ediner with one male (under 10), one male (26-45), one female (10-16), and one female (26-45).275 Also, in the 1820 Wilkes Co census, the family of Frederick Edinger includes one male (16‑26), one male (over 45), and one female (over 45).276 In the 1830 Wilkes Co census, the family of Frederic Edinger includes one male (10-15), one male (50-60), one female (under 5), two females (10-15), one female (30-40), and one female (50-60).277 Perhaps Frederick Ediner is Christopher’s father. Frederick is not listed in the 1840 Wilkes Co census, but a lady in her 60s (his widow?) is living with Christopher.
Christopher married Nancy Priscilla (Polly) Aulsbury Wiles on 2/4/1823 in Wilkes Co.149 She was probably born in the 1790s and first married John (Snakebite) Wiles in 1811.149
“John Wiles died of a rattlesnake bite. One night John was out ‘mossing’ deer with Christopher McCrary on the forks of the Roaring River. Harriet Harold said there was a certain type of moss that the deer liked and evidently the two men were either baiting a place or checking a place already baited. Christopher McCrary said he saw John Wiles fall when he was bitten, he knew it was John because of the way he carried his torch.” John Wiles died a few days later in 1815.” He was buried in the Holloway Cem.48,149 On 2/4/1823, Christopher married Polly Aulsbury, John’s widow.149
“Harriet Harold said Christopher McCrary was mean to (his first wife) Polly and made her work in adverse conditions. Polly was a member of Briar Creek Bap Ch in 1819. After Polly died about 1837, Christopher McCrary married Priscilla Ellis.”149
On 3/7/1825, it was entered into record that Christopher McCrary received 25 acres from the State of NC at a price of $10 per 100 acres.67 (Wilkes Co DB)
On 10/3/1842, Christopher McCrary participated in the sale of the William Abshiar (Absher) estate. He bought one rifle gun.192
On 9/4/1847, Christopher McCrary sold 25 acres on Camp Branch to Lewis Sebastian for $5. It was witnessed by Alfred Abshire and Harden Hutchinson. (Wilkes Co DB Z, p376).
On 1/4/1848, it was entered into record that Christopher McCrary received 25 acres on Roaring River from the State of NC at a price of $5 per 100 acres.67 (Wilkes Co DB)
On 1/4/1848, it was entered into record that Christopher McCrary received 60 acres on Roaring River from the State of NC at a price of $5 per 100 acres.67 (Wilkes Co DB)
A-9-1 William Myers (6). Rebecca Almedia Myers (A-3-1) was the daughter of William Myers and Lillis Tharpe (A-10-1). They had the following children.13,212 Sources: Ref 13, p360.
1. Alarison Elfonsie Myers 5/ 9/1825 - 7/28/1906
2. John Napolin Myers 4/15/1827 – 11/22/1908
3. Zedic Stanly Myers 8/21/1829 - 8/25/1905
4. Mary Ann Myers 10/17/1831 - 4/19/1863
5. Thomas Lee Myers 2/ 6/1834 – 10/28/1853
6. William H. Myers 5/23/1836 - 9/17/1853
7. Augustus William Myers 7/ 8/1838 - 9/27/1868
8. Joseph Harrison Myers 1840 -
9. Noah Franklin Myers 1/21/1842 - 2/21/1875
10. *Rebecca Almedia (Beckie) Myers 3/ 8/1844 - 1/11/1900
11. Martha Lurany Myers 9/22/1847 - 9/24/1870
12. Lillis Cansady Myers 5/ 9/1850 – 10/18/1853
The 1830 Iredell Co, NC, census includes the family of William Myers: two males (under 5), one male (5-10), one male (20-30), and one female (20-30).212
The 1840 Iredell Co census includes the family of Wm. Myers: three males (under 5), one male (5-10), two males (10-15), one male (15-20), one male (30-40), one female (5-10), one female (15-20), and one female (30-40).212 The girl (15-20) did not appear in the 1830 census.
The 1850 Iredell Co census includes this family in house #539/546: Wm. Myers (46, farmer), Lillis (46, can not read read and write), Zedoch S. (20, school), Mary A. (18), Thomas L. (16, school), William H. (14, school), August W. (11, school), Noah F. (9, school), Rebecca A. (6, school), Martha L. (2), and Lillis C. (1 month). Their real estate was valued at $900.212
They most likely lived in Iredell Co until 1858 when William Myers moved to Wilkes Co, NC. “Twelve or more members of this family died of typhoid fever from 1850 to 1910. Legend says that the Myers family and others left Iredell Co to get away from the disease, however, one of the older women was believed to be a ‘carrier’. After she died the others in the family stopped having the fever.”13
The 1860 Wilkes Co census lists them in Hay Meadow Township in house #160/160: Wm. Myers (57, farmer), Lillis (57), Augustus W. (21, school), Noah F. (18, school), and Martha L. (12, school). Their real estate was valued at $2250, while their personal estate was valued at $850.113,280
They are listed in the 1870 Wilkes Co census, Rock Creek Township, Haymeadow PO, house #139/139: William Myers (66, farmer), Lillis (66), Martha L. (22), Manda E. (7). Their real estate was valued at $500, and their personal estate was $293. Lillis could not write.113,242
They are listed in the 1880 Wilkes Co census in Walnut Grove Township, p60, house #194/194: William Myers (77, farmer), Lillice (77, wife), Amana Ballard (18, granddaughter), and John R. Brown (17, servant). Only William could read and write.113,281 Amanda E. Ballard must have been Mary Ann’s daughter. It seems as if Mary Ann Myers Ballard died about the time Amanda would have been born.
1. Alarison (or, Allison) married Elizabeth Mullis about 1847.13,113,282 He went to Guilford Co, NC, with three brothers and enlisted in the Confederate army on 7/28/1862, where he served as a private.13 He was ordained as a Baptist minister on 10/5/1864, and served several churches over the next 30 years.13 He lived on a 400 acre farm three miles east of Hays.13 A. E. Myers, age 77, applied for voter registration on 10/20/1902, Rock Creek Township, where he stated that he was a voter on 1/1/1867.195 He died of typhoid and was buried at Rock Creek Bap Ch.48,148 His headstone reads “Rev. A. E. Myers”.48
On 6/25/1901 he applied for his Civil War pension stating that he enlisted in Co D, 5th NC Reg in July 1862.366 One physician wrote, “He is not what you might call a stout man and is now weaker than when I knew him a few years ago.”366 Another wrote that he knew “A. E. Myers” when he returned from the war about 1864. He was “destitute of mind” and physically very feeble. The condition has lasted a long time, and “at times he is still very weak mentally”.366
[(1850 Ire, #523/530)212; (1860 Wi, Traphill, #171)113,280; (1870 Wi, Walnut Grove, #1)242; (1880 Wi, Rock Creek, p43, #86/86)281; (1900 Wi, Rock Creek, p196B, #201)282] [b13,48,281,282, d13,48] Ref 13, p358,360.
2. John first married Mary C. Holland and second Mary Johnson on 9/12/1899 at his home in Wilkes Co.13,283 He and his first wife are buried at New Covenant Bap Ch.48 His first wife died on 5/11/1898.48
[(1860 Wi, Hay Meadow, #156)113,280; (1870 Wi, Walnut Grove, #3)242; (1880 Wi, Walnut Grove, p58, #161/161)281; (1900 Wi, Walnut Grove, p248A, #51)282] [b13,48,282, d13,48]
3. Zedic (or, Zaddock) married Caroline White in 1851.13,282 He went with his brothers to enlist on 7/28/1862 and was a private.13 They lived in the Dehart section of Wilkes Co38 and are buried at Dehart Bap Ch.48,148 They were living with their daughter’s family in 1900.282
On 6/3/1902, at the age of 72, he applied for his Civil War pension. He stated that he enlisted in the 5th NC Reg (Cavalry) in September 1862. On October 15, 1862, while in Garysburg?, NC, he “became disable for servis”. He was carried to the nearby hospital where he stayed for 60 days. He was then sent home “and has not been able to do but very little since.” Included in the physician’s report is the fact that his skull had been fractured, “thereby confusing his mind at times”.366
On 7/2/1906, at the age of 74, his widow Caroline successfully applied for his Civil War pension. She stated that he enlisted in Co D, 5th NC Reg in September 1862
[(1860 Wi, Hay Meadow, #162)113; (1870 Wi, Rock Creek, #142)242; (1880 Wi, Walnut Grove, p55, #102/102)281; (1900 Wi, Walnut Grove, p249A, #69)282] [b13,48,282, d13,48]
4. Mary Ann married John M. Ballard and lived in the Dehart area of Wilkes Co.13 John apparently remarried before 1870 after she died in 1863.242,281 She is buried at New Covenant Bap Ch.148
[(1860 Wi, Haymeadow, #161)280; (1870 Wi, Rock Creek, #137)242; (1880 Wi, Mulberry, p73, #240/245)281] [b13, d13,148]
5. Thomas never married.13 He is buried at Mt. Vernon Bap Ch.48 [b13,48,148, d13,48]
6. William may have died of typhoid.148 He is buried at Mt. Vernon Bap Ch.48 [b13,48,148, d48]
7. Augustus married Aliza Jane Madison.13 He went with his brothers to enlist on 7/28/1862.13 He was a chaplain in Co D, 5th Reg NC troops, CSA.13,48 He was captured at Goodsmills, MD, on 7/12/1863, and was confined at Point Lookout, MD, until an exchange of prisoners at City Point, VA, on 3/20/1864.13 As a Baptist preacher, he spent his time as a prisoner, preaching to both other prisoners and the Yankees who were holding him.13 The Bible that he used during this time is in the possession of a descendant.13 He is buried at New Covenant Bap Ch.48 [b13,48, d13,48,148] Ref 13, p360-1.
8. Joseph died young, probably before the 1850 census.13,212 [b13]
9. Noah married Celia Jane Johnson.13,48 He went with his brothers to enlist on 7/28/1862. He was a private.13 He is buried at New Covenant Bap Ch.48,148 His wife had five children in the 1880 census.281
[(1870 Wi, Rock Creek, #141)242; (1880 Wi, Walnut Grove, p50, #16/16)281] [b13,48, d13,48]
10. Rebecca first married Willis Milton Walker on 12/15/1858 in Wilkes Co.66 Her second husband was Joseph Spicer.13 There is a rock on Roaring River known as Becky Rock. It is said to be named after her.3 She is buried beside her first husband at New Covenant Bap Ch.148 [b13,148, d148]
11. Martha never married.13,148 She is buried at New Covenant Bap Ch.48 [b13,48, d13,48,148]
12. Lillis is buried at Mt. Vernon Bap Ch.48 [b13,48, d13,48]
A-9-2 John Myers (7). William Myers was the son of John Myers and Rebecca Brown. They had the following children.13
1. *William Myers 8/13/1803 - 7/15/1896
2. Mahaley Myers 1822 - 2/17/1859
The 1810 Iredell Co, NC, census included the family of John Myer: one male (under 10), one male (16-26), and one female (16-26).212
The 1815 Poll Tax List for Iredell Co includes John Myers in Grant's Company with one white poll (age 21 to 45), no black polls (age 12 to 50), and 126 acres valued at $189.166
The 1820 Surry Co, NC, census includes the family of John Myers in Capt. Dennie’s Dist: one male (16-18), one male (16-26), one male (26-45), one male (over 45), three females (under 10), three females (10-16), and one female (26-45).212 Perhaps the oldest male is John’s father.
The 1830 Surry Co census includes the family of John Mires: one male (50-60), one female (10-15), two females (15-20), one female (20-30), and one female (40-50).212
The 1840 Surry Co census includes the family of John Mires: one male (10-15), one male (60-70), one female (15-20), one female (20-30), and one female (60-70).212
The 1850 Iredell Co census includes this family in house #540/547: John Myers (69, farmer, can not read and write), Becca (69), Mahala (28), L. Lawrence (19, school), and Rebecca Moore (15).212
1. William married Lillis Tharpe on 8/11/1824.13 They are buried at New Covenant Bap Ch.48 [b13,48, d13,48]
2. Mahaley never married and is buried at New Covenent Bap Ch.13,48 Though her headstone is hard to read, it seems to say she was 45 years old.48 [b13, d13,48]
Rebecca Brown was from Surry Co, NC.13 She was born about 1781 and died after 1850.212
A-9-3 Joseph Myers, Sr. (8). John Myers may have been the son of Joseph Myers, Sr. and a Campbell. They had the following children.14
1. Milly Myers 1774 -
2. Sarah Myers 1775 -
3. Joseph Myers, Jr. 12/31/1777 - 6/ /1859
4. Rebecca Myers 1779 -
5. *John Myers 9/18/1781 - 3/11/1853
Another researcher does not believe that John Myers is the son of Joseph Myers, Sr. While they lived near each other, no definite proof of their relationship has been found.126
They lived in Surry Co, NC, probably in the southern part near Iredell Co which was formed in 1799. Joseph Myers, Sr. had at least three children with his second wife Sarah Lowe: James (5/5/1785), Mary (1793), and Ezekiel Myers (8/5/1794).14 Ref 14, p366.
The 1790 Surry Co census lists the family of Joseph Mires: one male (over 16), four males (under 16), and five females.136
The 1800 Surry Co census lists the family of Joseph Mires in Salisbury District: three males (under 10), two males (10-16), one male (16-26), one male (over 45), two females (under 10), one female (16-26), and one female (26-45).212
The 1810 Surry Co census lists the family of Joseph Myres: three males (under 10), three males (10-16), one male (16-26), one male (over 45), and one female (over 45).212
The 1815 Poll Tax List for Iredell Co includes Joseph Myers, Sr, in Grant's Company with no white polls (age 21 to 45), no black polls (age 12 to 50), and 80 acres of land valued at $80.166
Joseph may be living with his son John in the 1820 Iredell Co census.212
1. Milly married Strangeman Johnson, a Quaker, in 1794. They are listed on the 1820 Surry Co Census. They both died before 1850.14
2. Sarah married Jonathan Johnson, Strangeman’s brother, in 1795.14
3. Joseph, Jr. was born in Iredell Co according to the 1850 Wilkes Co, NC, census.113 He married Lydia Wallace.14 He died at age 80 after an illness of 35 days.280
[(1820 Wi or Ire)212,276; (1830 Wi, p375)277; (1840 Wi, Mastin’s)278; (1850 Wi, #536)279] [b279, d280]
4. Rebecca married William Jenson, or Johnson.14
5. John married Rebecca Brown on 11/4/1802 in Surry Co, with bondsman Andrew Davis.66,119 He died in Iredell Co of typhoid and is buried at Mt. Vernon Bap Ch.14,48 [b48,148, d48,148]
“According to legend, Joseph Myers was born in London, England. His date of birth was February 1738.”14 He came to America before the Revolutionary War and received “a land grant for 400 acres of land on the forks of the great Buck Shoals of Hunting Creek. This was then Surry County but now is in Yadkin County.”13
He married a Miss Campbell of Iredell Co about 1773.14 She was possibly the daughter of Perciphull Campbell of Culpepper Co, Va, and Sarah Elizabeth Morgan of Iredell Co.14 A different source says that Perciphull Campbell was the son of Pierce Campbell and Betty Morgan.68 In any case, Joseph married his second wife Sarah Lowe on 1/12/1783 meaning that his first wife probably died in 1782.14 Ref 68, p241.
In a letter from Joseph’s grandson Elijah Ruel Myers (born 1812), he remembers “that grandfather applied the rod of correction to our backs. Grandfather was an old Englishman and very rigid in his discipline. Heaven bless his memory. May his ashes rest in peace.”14,148 Joseph Myers was 92 years old when he died on 7/7/1830.14
A-10-1 Zadock Tharpe (7). Lillis Tharpe (A-9-1) was the daughter of Zadock Tharpe and Lorena Parker.13,38