Sunday, December 27, 2015

Looking Ahead...Looking Astern





2015 was, for me,  a year full of wonderful & interesting genealogical discoveries.  Here is some of what I've learned about my ancestors, with some hopes for discoveries in 2016:


--THOMAS FRAZIER, the Quaker, my great x 5 grandfather (born 1725, died 1785), often erroneously referred to as "GEORGE THOMAS FRAZIER",  continues to provide me with the most verifiable DNA matches, and the most interesting genealogical discoveries.

Because of both DNA evidence & genealogical documentation, I firmly believe THOMAS FRAZIER b 1725 was the son of JOHN FRAZIER Sr (born about 1700, died 1744) & MARY FALCONER who lived in  Carteret Co North Carolina.  MARY was born about 1700, was a Quaker, and was the daughter of JOHN FALCONER of Chowan Co North Carolina as per his 1739 will.

After JOHN FRAZIER's death, and with five underage children to support, MARY FALCONER FRAZIER married secondly in Carteret Co  to a CANADAY, likely RICHARD CANADAY Jr, who died 1767 in Craven Co North Carolina.  MARY died sometime before September 1757, when her son JAMES FRAZIER sold the family's land in Carteret Co and moved to Craven County, North Carolina.

THOMAS FRAZIER, son of MARY FALCONER FRAZIER,  lived next door to RICHARD CANADAY Jr in Craven Co North Carolina from 1758 onward, and witnessed RICHARD's will. Above is his signature, from a copy of the original will. THOMAS  lived in Craven Co until 1774, when he moved to Perquimans, then Carteret Co North Carolina (as per Quaker Monthly Meeting records). His brother DANIEL FRAZIER also lived in Craven & Carteret Co North Carolina.

THOMAS FRAZIER's wife, MARY PUGH, was likely related to the FRANCIS PUGH family of Chowan/Bertie Co NC.  This is suggested by both DNA matches & genealogical records, but much more research needs to be done.

I have several DNA matches with descendants of DANIEL FRAZIER Sr (born 1703, d 1778) & MARGARET DAWSON of Chowan/Bertie Co North Carolina, on the same chromosomal locations as descendants of THOMAS FRAZIER. This strongly suggests that THOMAS FRAZIER & DANIEL FRAZIER Sr were related.  I suspect DANIEL Sr was THOMAS' paternal uncle. Again, more research needed here.

--SCOTTISH QUAKERS; my research into the FRAZIER & FALCONER families, who were mostly Quakers, led me to research Scottish Quakers in general.  "The Story of Quakerism in Scotland 1650-1950" by George B Burnet & William H Marwick; and "Scottish Quakers in Early American 1650-1700" by David Dobson are two excellent sources.  Quakerism never really gained a foothold in Scotland, due to the strong influence of the Episcopal & Presbyterian churches. It was often viewed as an "English cult", and members were frequently tormented or imprisoned. Most emigrated; a  Scottish Quaker settlement was established in Perth Amboy, New Jersey in 1683.  The few Quaker Monthly Meetings that remained in Scotland dwindled in membership, all the early members dying off, until the congregations disappeared entirely in about 1850.


--ROBERT SCOTT (born 1750, died 1835). Common surnames are extremely difficult to research, and I had long despaired that I would never be able to prove that ROBERT SCOTT was the father of my great x 4 grandfather THOMAS SCOTT who married ELIZABETH JONES on March 3, 1802 in Pulaski Co Kentucky.  This year, with the help of another SCOTT researcher, I was not only able to prove it, but learned so much more.

ROBERT SCOTT, my great x 5 grandfather, was a settler on Pitman Creek in Pulaski Co and lived there with his wife GRACE from 1799-1815. Previous to 1799 he may have lived in nearby Fayette Co Kentucky. My other great x 5 grandfather NICHOLAS JONES, father of ELIZABETH, also settled on Pitman Creek 1799-1810.

ROBERT SCOTT was a founding member of the White Oak Baptist Church in Pulaski Co Kentucky, and all of his children, including THOMAS SCOTT, were married by pastors from that church.  His two daughters, RACHEL & ANNE "NANCY" SCOTT both married sons of ANDREW WOLVERTON/WOOLVERTON, another settler on Pitman Creek. Both of these two  WOLVERTON/WOOLVERTON sons were Baptist ministers. I now have several DNA matches to descendants of these two WOLVERTON/WOOLVERTON men & their wives.

In 1816, after selling their land on Pitman Creek, ROBERT SCOTT & his wife GRACE accompanied  their son JOHN SCOTT (who had married SUSANNA GREEN) to  Fayette Co Indiana. Both ROBERT & GRACE SCOTT died there and are buried in the Connersville Cemetery, Connersville, Fayette Co Indiana.

--10,000 MATCHES ON ANCESTRY DNA. Yup. you read that right.  As of December 2015, I have 10,000 matches on AncestryDNA.  While a bit overwhelming, this allows me to look at the "big picture" (the VERY BIG picture), and note interesting surnames trends.  I seem to be related to the following individuals & surnames, although in most cases I don't yet know how:

PATRICK HENNESSEE Sr b 1745 Ireland of Burke Co North Carolina (likely one of his daughters married my great x 4 grandfather ISAAC THOMAS THOMPSON of Burke Co);  

NEEDHAM BRYANT of Chowan/Bertie Co North Carolina (I am missing so many women from my Bertie Co families that I would not be surprised to find that  one of them was a daughter or granddaughter of this person);

DANIEL FRAZIER Sr b 1703 & MARGARET DAWSON of Bertie Co North Carolina, as noted above, likely an uncle of THOMAS FRAZIER who married MARY PUGH.

Other surnames that keep popping up, all southern:  HIGHTOWER, LEATHERWOOD, HINES,  PENNINGTON, SHOCKLEY.

(By the way, I sent a request to Ancestry.com for a search function for DNA match usernames.  Their current search engine is only for ancestral surnames or locations.  I have so many matches that if I don't tag a match that I want to return to, I can NEVER find it again.  Sometimes people contact me, giving me only their username.  I have absolutely no way to find them, other than looking at every single match, which is IMPOSSIBLE.  Ancestry.com thought it was a very good idea, but so far  a username search engine has not appeared on their DNA page. )

--HUBER FAMILY DNA PROJECT  Early this fall I convinced four of my relatives from my father's family to get their DNA tested with 23andMe.  Not all results have posted, but when they do, I will look forward to comparing with my other DNA cousins!


Happy New Year, everyone!  May you have a prosperous & productive 2016.


Betty


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Saturday, December 5, 2015

CALVIN SMITH & RUTH H. MAYNARD Family of Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Berkshire Co Massachusetts & Ohio

Recently I have spent quite a bit of time researching an interesting SMITH family who migrated from Massachusetts to Ohio in the 1820s, the ancestors of a dear friend & cousin. While I am still searching for more records to document this family, the circumstantial evidence has certainly begun to pile up!

1) CALVIN SMITH I born May 1, 1770 Marlborough, Middlesex Massachusetts married RUTH H. MAYNARD born Sept 9, 1780 Sudbury, Middlesex Massachusetts , on Dec 29, 1803 in Marlborough, Middlesex Co Massachusetts. One published genealogy shows RUTH as “RUTH HAPGOOD MAYNARD”, i.e. as having been named for RUTH HAPGOOD of Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Later records show her as “ANNA”, so it is possible that the “H” stood for HANNAH not HAPGOOD (ANNA frequently being used interchangeably with HANNAH in earlier times).

2) BENJAMIN ROBERTS & LUCINDA E SMITH married Jan 12, 1832 in Butler Co Ohio. They moved after the 1840 census to Carrolton, Carroll Co Kentucky. 1850 Carroll Co KY shows LUCINDA’s place of birth as an “M” with squiggles after it. It has been transcribed on Ancestry.com as "Maryland", but looking at the actual record, could actually be an abbreviation for "Massachusetts".

3) BENJAMIN & LUCINDA named a son named CALVIN ROBERTS, born about 1850 in Carroll Co Kentucky, possibly named for LUCINDA’s father. Another son was named JOSEPH H ROBERTS, which may be “JOSEPH HAPGOOD”, possibly named for JOSEPH HAPGOOD of Marlborough, Middlesex MA (there were 3 of them). JOSEPH HAPGOOD III married SUSANNA MAYNARD, sister of RUTH H. MAYNARD. 

4) In 1840  Ross twp, Butler Co Ohio census shows that BENJAMIN & LUCINDA (SMITH) ROBERTS & BENJAMIN’s mother MARTHA ROBERTS were living very near Dr ALANSON SMITH

5) Dr ALANSON SMITH’s 1890 Butler Co Ohio biography provides a wealth of clues. While the bio states that he was born in Standisfield, Berkshire Co Massachusetts, his obituary states he was born New Marlborough, Berkshire Co Massachusetts, and  some census records show him as born in New York! His birthdate was Aug 21, 1806. The bio & obit don’t show the names of his father or mother, but the clues within them help indicate his family origins (see below...). No actual birth record for ALANSON SMITH can be found in any of the locations mentioned in these documents.
(NOTE: There is a slight possibility that ALANSON SMITH was the nephew of CALVIN SMITH & RUTH H. MAYNARD, and thus the 1st cousin of LUCINDA E. SMITH, rather than her brother, but for the time being, I’m going with the theory that they were siblings.)

6) Bio of ALANSON SMITH also indicates that when ALANSON was still an infant, his father (CALVIN?) traded his farm in Berkshire Co MA for 300 acres at the outflow of Cayuga Lake (Finger Lakes), Ithaca, Tompkins Co, New York State, and then the father (CALVIN?) moved back to Marlborough, Middlesex, MA where he taught school. Unknown if the family ever lived on that 300 acres, or at Ithaca, NY.

7) CALVIN SMITH I & RUTH H MAYNARD family were living in Marlborough, Middlesex Co MA in the 1810 census. Census shows a male 45+ (elderly relative?), female 26-44 (RUTH/ANNA), 2 males 26-44 (CALVIN I & ?), 1 male under 10 (CALVIN II? ALANSON?), 3 females under 10 (CAROLINE, REBECCA & SUSANNA).

8) No others by name of CALVIN SMITH (born 1770) appear to have lived in Marlborough Middlesex Co MA after the 1810 census. Other records show  CALVIN SMITH was living in Berkshire Co Massachusetts after 1810. There were actually several of this name who were born after 1770 and lived in Berkshire Co, so further research needed to winnow out exactly who the other younger CALVINs were.

9) Bio of Dr ALANSON SMITH indicates that his father died when ALANSON was age 8 or 9. Death record from Hinsdale, Berkshire Co Massachusetts shows that CALVIN SMITH  died Aug 15, 1816. ALANSON would have been age 10.

10) Bio of Dr ALANSON SMITH indicates that after his father’s death, ALANSON went to live with his “Uncle JABEZ”. RUTH H. (MAYNARD) SMITH had a brother JABEZ MAYNARD born March 5, 1770 Sudbury, Middlesex, MA; JABEZ MAYNARD lived in Bolton, Worcester Co MA after his marriage to BETTY CLARK.

11) After the death of her husband, RUTH H. “ANNA” (MAYNARD) SMITH married 2nd to the Reverend JESSE HARTWELL on Dec 2, 1819 in New Marlborough, Berkshire Co Massachusetts. I have yet to find their actual marriage record, so this needs to be verified.


12) Bio of Dr ALANSON SMITH indicates that at age 15, and while attending the New Marlborough Institute, he was living with his stepbrother LOVELL HARTWELL. LOVELL HARTWELL born 1797 was the son of Rev JESSE HARTWELL and his 1st wife JERUSHA SHEPHERD. LOVELL HARTWELL married JEMIMA THOMPSON and lived all his life in New Marlborough, Berkshire Co MA, according to census & vital records.

13) According to several sources, the Rev JESSE HARTWELL was a Baptist minister in New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts. In 1827, he was dismissed from the Baptist church (why?), and moved to the town of Perry in Geuga Co (later Lake Co) Ohio. This is in the N. part of Ohio, near Cleveland, on Lake Erie.

14) Bio of Dr ALANSON SMITH indicates that he taught school in Great Barrington, Berkshire, Massachusetts in 1827, and that in 1829 he moved to the town of Perry, in Geuga Co (later Lake Co) Ohio, where he also taught school. He is not listed alone in the 1830 census in Perry, so likely lived with his mother & stepfather, and sure enough.....

15) 1830 Perry, Geuga Co Ohio census shows household of Rev JESSE HARTWELL, a couple age 50-59 (RUTH/ANNA & JESSE), one elderly woman age 70-79 (unknown), 2 males age 20-29 (one of which could be ALANSON SMITH), 2 females age 20-29 (SUSANNA & LUCINDA SMITH), and one son age 10-14 (unknown son of RUTH/ANNA & JESSE?) Since RUTH & JESSE married in 1819, the adult children listed in the census would have to be from their 1st marriage(s).


16) According to the bio, after moving to Perry, Geuga Co (later Lake Co) Ohio, ALANSON SMITH began studying medicine with a Dr WILLARD (possibly a distant relative?) , and also lived for a time in Cincinnati, Ohio, He supposedly attended Van Doren’s Collegiate Institute in Lexington, Kentucky (but since this was a college for young women, I am guessing he was a teacher rather than a student!)

17) According to the bio, by 1831, ALANSON SMITH moved to Hamilton, Butler Co Ohio, where he taught school. Hamilton is now a suburb of Cincinnati, so quite a long way from Perry, Lake Co Ohio.

18) 1840 census shows ALANSON SMITH living in Ross twp, Butler Co Ohio (right next to town of Hamilton), a young couple age 20-29 (he married NANCY McNIEL in 1833), with a daughter under age 5. As I said previously, ALANSON was living very close to BENJAMIN & LUCINDA (SMITH) ROBERTS and BENJAMIN’s mother MARTHA ROBERTS in Ross twp, Butler Co Ohio.

19) Rev JESSE HARTWELL & his wife  “ANNA” remained in Perry, Lake Co Ohio, and can be found in census up until 1860. They both died there, ANNA in 1858, and JESSE in 1860, and are buried in the Perry Township Cemetery (see Find a Grave) 



Comments appreciated!

Have a great day!

Betty

© Betty Tartas  2015


Monday, October 19, 2015

A New Look at THOMAS (aka GEORGE THOMAS) FRAZIER, the Quaker, Part Two: Chowan, Craven, Perquimans & Carteret County, North Carolina


Possibly the biggest breakthrough that I've had in years concerning my 5th great grandfather THOMAS (aka GEORGE THOMAS) FRAZIER, is the fact that,  through DNA testing, I have firmly established that SAMUEL FRAZIER, the Quaker, born April 10, 1749 in North Carolina was indeed THOMAS' son.  See my previous blog post FRAZIER DNA Surprises.

Beginning with this new evidence, I began researching SAMUEL FRAZIER in North Carolina. Up to now, the only records I had for SAMUEL were his marriage record to REBECCA JULIAN March 17, 1771 in Guilford Co North Carolina, and several references to him in New Garden and Westfield Quaker Monthly Meetings in Guilford Co, then by 1795 at New Hope Quaker Monthly Meeting in Greene Co Tennessee.  Anything before 1771 was a mystery.

Now not so much!  I have found SAMUEL FRAZIER living in Craven Co North Carolina with his father THOMAS FRAZIER &  and brother (or uncle)  DANIEL FRAZIER in 1769 and 1770.

But it is really THOMAS FRAZIER that I would like to discuss here, and why I believe that this THOMAS is the same person as 'GEORGE THOMAS FRAZIER".

Here is a timeline of what I have found:

--1725 born in North Carolina

--Feb 1743 Carteret Co North Carolina; named in father JOHN FRAZIER's will, underage.

--1748 married MARY PUGH, possibly in Chowan Co North Carolina.  There was a FRANCIS PUGH family living in Chowan County in the mid-1700s. THOMAS & MARY did name a son "FRANCIS HENRY".   More research to come

--1753 tax list THOMAS FRAZIER, Chowan Co North Carolina.  Makes perfect sense if MARY PUGH's family was from Chowan County.  Also his FALCONER relatives still lived in Chowan County, and possibly one uncle DANIEL FRAZIER b 1703 who married MARGARET DAWSON, and who lived in Bertie Co North Carolina, which was formed from Chowan County. I have had several AncestryDNA matches to descendants of DANIEL FRAZIER & MARGARET DAWSON. More research to come.

--July 19, 1763 Craven County North Carolina; land deed:  WILLIAM STUART of Clubfoots Creek in Craven Co to THOMAS FRAZIER of same; 200 ac on s side Nuse River, w side Clubfoots Creek, adj EDMUND MITCHELL. witnessed by DANIEL FRAZIER (THOMAS' brother); date in Quaker style.

--Oct 20, 1764 Craven Co North Carolina; attended estate sale of ELIZABETH MASON, deceased; THOMAS FRAZIER & (his brother ) DANIEL FRAZIER

--1769 Craven Co North Carolina tax list THOMAS FRAZIER, son SAMUEL FRAZIER, son or brother, DANIEL FRAZIER.

--1770 Craven Co North Carolina tax list THOMAS FRAZIER, son SAMUEL FRAZIER, son or brother, DANIEL FRAZIER

--March 17, 1771 Guilford Co North Carolina; son SAMUEL FRAZIER married REBECCA JULIAN; joined New Garden Quaker Monthly Meeting in Guilford County.

--1774 Carteret Co North Carolina; Core Sound Quaker Monthly Meeting; THOMAS FRAZIER  requested certificate of removal to Piney Woods Quaker Monthly Meeting in Perquimans Co North Carolina.

--1778  THOMAS FRAZIER Jr, son of THOMAS FRAZIER, disowned from the Quaker Church at  Piney Woods Quaker Monthly Meeting, Perquimans Co North Carolina, likely for marrying out of unity with SARAH JOHNSON.  I now believe that it was THOMAS FRAZIER Jr, not his father,  who purchased the 100 acres on Buffalo Creek in Randolph County North Carolina Jan 28, 1779, and later sold it to his brother GEORGE FRAZIER. THOMAS Jr later moved to Greene Co Tennessee, where his brother SAMUEL lived.  

--April 11, 1781 Core Sound Quaker Monthly Meeting, Carteret Co North Carolina; THOMAS FRAZIER returned from Piney Woods Monthly Meeting and requested certificate for his children MARY FRAZIER, DANIEL FRAZIER & WILLIAM FRAZIER.

--1783 Core Sound Quaker Monthly Meeting, Carteret Co North Carolina; MARY FRAZIER, daughter of THOMAS, dismissed from the Quaker church for "disunity".

--June 6, 1785 Carteret Co North Carolina THOMAS FRAZIER Sr died, and was reported to the Core Sound Quaker Monthly Meeting

--Oct 20, 1788 Piney Woods Quaker Monthly Meeting; DANIEL FRAZIER "of Craven and Carteret County, son of THOMAS FRAZIER, deceased"; married ELEANOR "NELLIE" MELTON widow, of HENRY STANTON

--1791 Core Sound Quaker Monthly Meeting; WILLIAM FRAZIER, son of THOMAS FRAZIER, deceased, dismissed from the church for "moving a considerable distance from us".

So in summary.  It is my theory that the man known as  "GEORGE THOMAS" FRAZIER born 1725 was actually THOMAS FRAZIER Sr, the Quaker, of Chowan, Craven, Perquimans & Carteret County North Carolina, son of JOHN FRAZIER & MARY FALCONER, and brother of DANIEL FRAZIER Sr, b about 1722, also a Quaker, of Craven & Perquimans Co North Carolina.

Supporting evidence is the fact that SAMUEL FRAZIER his son, also a Quaker,  is listed in the 1769 & 1770 Craven Co North Carolina tax list, before his move to Guilford Co North Carolina in 1771.  (By the way, SAMUEL FRAZIER finally left the Quaker church for good in 1806, having been called on the carpet in 1802 for "drinking spiritous liquids to excess". He was dismissed in 1806 from the Lost Creek MM, Jefferson Co Tennessee,  for non-attendance).

THOMAS FRAZIER Jr, son of THOMAS FRAZIER was dismissed from the Piney Woods Quaker Monthly Meeting in Perquimans Co North Carolina in June of 1778, and it is my belief that he (not his father) then migrated  shortly afterwards, in 1779, to Randolph Co North Carolina.

By the mid-1780s to 1790, nearly all of the sons of THOMAS FRAZIER Sr  had followed in the footsteps of SAMUEL FRAZIER & THOMAS FRAZIER Jr, moved westward, and were living in Guilford or Randolph Co North Carolina.  Most of them were Quakers.

Clearly lots more research to do, and many more DNA results to process. But this is my working theory for now.

SOURCES:

--"American Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy Vol I North Carolina Yearly Meeting" by William Wade Hinshaw, p 270, 540, more

--"US Quaker Meeting Records 1681-1935" Ancestry.com database, numerous pages of scanned original records

--"Craven County North Carolina Deeds, Wills & Inventories Volume I 1737-1777" by Dr Stephen E Bradley p 57

--"Craven County North Carolina Deeds, Wills & Inventories Volume II 1742-1801" by Dr Stephen E Bradley p 52


Have a great day!

Betty

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Sunday, October 18, 2015

A New Look at THOMAS (aka GEORGE THOMAS) FRAZIER, the Quaker, Part One: JOHN FRAZIER Sr & MARY FALCONER of Carteret Co North Carolina

Portrait of William Penn

After many years of research, and DNA tests with all three companies,  I now have records & results which reinforce my theory that THOMAS (aka GEORGE THOMAS) FRAZIER was the son of JOHN FRAZIER Sr born about 1700 of Carteret Co North Carolina & his wife MARY FALCONER, and that, like his mother,  THOMAS was a Quaker.

First off, let me reiterate that THOMAS' name wasn't "GEORGE THOMAS".  This idea stemmed from a letter written in the early 1900s by a descendant, ANN MILLIS FRAZIER WAY, in which she indicated that her great grandfather's name was either "GEORGE" or "THOMAS" (she couldn't remember which). This was then probably written down as "GEORGE/THOMAS" which morphed over time in "GEORGE THOMAS".

In truth, later Quaker records from the Westfield Monthly Meeting in Hamilton Co Indiana shows that one of THOMAS (aka GEORGE THOMAS) FRAZIER's sons (my 4th great grandfather) ISAAC FRAZIER was the son of "THOMAS & MARY FRAZIER". So clearly his first name was THOMAS, not GEORGE.  And the only early colonial North Carolina records that I have found for any "GEORGE FRAZIER" are for THOMAS's son GEORGE who married JANE GRIMES.

One very, very important thing to remember in researching this Quaker FRAZIER family is that Scottish Quakers were exceedingly rare.

Let me say this again: SCOTTISH QUAKERS WERE EXCEEDINGLY RARE.

According to David Dobson in his book "Scottish Quakers and Early America 1650-1700", there were few Scottish Quakers, with meeting houses in only a very few locations in Scotland. They were severely persecuted by both the Presbyterians and the Episcopalians in the 1670s, and by 1682-1685 most had emigrated to either the Netherlands or America.

According to Dobson, there was a particularly large concentration of Quaker Scottish immigrants who settled in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.  MARY FALCONER's father, JOHN FALCONER, was one of these emigrants, and later settled in Chowan County North Carolina, where he died Aug 5, 1741, and left a will.  He was the son of DAVID FALCONER, a well known Quaker of Edinburgh who was persecuted & convicted of holding Quaker meetings several different places in Scotland, and  who died in Edinburgh in 1691. DAVID's wife, MARGARET MOLLESON, was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, and was also from a Quaker family. Her mother, MARGARET (SMYTH) MOLLESON was one of the first people to convert to the Quaker faith in northern Scotland. All of her children were Quakers, but curiously, her husband GILBERT MOLLESON was not!

So MARY FALCONER's family were definitely Quakers, going back two generations.

JOHN FRAZIER,  husband of MARY FALCONER,  has less of a clear link to the Quaker faith. In fact, there are records showing that  JOHN FRAZIER was listed in the vestry book of St John's Parish, Carteret Co North Carolina in 1742.  Several people mentioned in his 1743 will, shown below, make it clear this was indeed the same JOHN FRAZIER who married MARY FALCONER.

As I have been discovering, it was not at all uncommon in the 1600s for a wife & children to join the Quaker church, but not the father, as was the case of the MOLLESON family in Aberdeen, Scotland. Curious, I know--but not unprecedented.

JOHN FRAZIER Sr was born about 1700 in Scotland or Pennsylvania, and died before June 1744 in Carteret County North Carolina. He wrote his will Feb 17, 1743.

Many online family trees show JOHN FRAZIER Sr & MARY FALCONER as being born about 1680, and their children all born around 1700, but I believe that is incorrect.  Here's why: The full text of JOHN FRAZIER's will, posted below, has definite indications that all his children were underage in 1743.  Thus they would have to had  been born 1722 or later. I have highlighted in red the portions which refer to his children as underage.

WILL OF JOHN FRAZIER written 1743, probated June 1744 Carteret Co North Carolina: 

In the name of God Amen. I, JOHN FRAZIER of Carteret County in the Province of North Carolina, planter, being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and memory, thanks to God for the same , do make my last will and testament in manner and form following (viz.) 
--Imprimis. I will and desire that my beloved wife MARY shall have the use of my plantation during her natural life except she should mary  and then in such case only the use of the third part thereof.
--I give unto my son JOHN and to his heirs and assignes forever, my plantation and land whereon I now dwell after the decease of his mother as aforesaid, I also give to my said son JOHN his heirs and assignes one Negro girl named SARAH.
--I give and bequeath unto my son JAMES his heirs etc. one Negro boy called TOMBY.
--I give and bequeath unto my son THOMAS his heirs etc. one Negro girl called JUDY.
--I give and bequeath unto my son DANIEL to him his heirs etc. one Negro boy called COLE.
--I give and bequeath unto my daughter MARY and her heirs etc. one Negro girl called ROSE.
--My desire is that my wife shall have the labour of my three Negroes (Viz.) CATO, PHILLIS and old ROSE during her natural life and after her decease to be equally divided between all my children, and if the Negro woman ROSE should be safely delivered of the child she now goes with, I give that child unto my daughter MARY, her heirs, etc.
--I give and bequeath unto each of my sons one young horse and to my daughter MARY one young mair to be marked or branded in their own mark as soon as can be after my decease.
--I give unto my wife one third part of my other stock; and the old horses and mairs for the use of the plantation, and the remaining two thirds to be equally divided between all my children and to be marked in their own marks.
--My will and desire is that all my household goods be kept together for the use and support of my wife and children during my said wives natural life excepting she should marry and then to be equally divided among all which aforesaid legacys mentioned for the use of my wife to be in lieu of her dower, and if any of my children should die before they are of age, his or her part (so dying) of the personal estate to be equally divided among the survivours of them.
--I will and desire that the sum of one thousand pounds which is in the hands of CARY GODBE be applyed for the schooling of my children.
--My will is that my trustees hereafter named may kill so much out of the male kind of cattle belonging unto my children as may be thought necessary for said children's provisions.
--I do hereby appoint my beloved wife MARY executrix and my trusty friends ___ THOMAS LOVICK, Mr. DAVID SHEPARD and GEORGE READ trustees of this my last will and testament, making null and void all other will and wills heretofore made by me. In witness wh ereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal this 17th day of February 1743.
--Signed, sealed and delivered JOHN FRAZIER (mark) in presence of Sarah Johnson (mark) William W. Dennis (mark) Thomas Mann
--Carteret County North Carolina June Court 1744 These are to certifie that William Dennis one of the subscribing evidences made oath that he saw JOHN FRAZIER the testator of the within will sign and seal the same and that he also saw Thomas Mann and S arah Johnson the other evidences, evidence the same, and by that court admitted to be recorded Test. Geo. Read, (title, perhaps County Clerk?)}


(NOTE: the three men listed in the will as JOHN FRAZIER's friends, THOMAS LOVICK, DAVID SHEPARD & GEORGE READ, were all named in the same list with JOHN FRAZIER in the vestry book of St John's Parish)


Later records in Carteret County in 1757 show that JAMES FRAZIER, son of JOHN FRAZIER Sr, sold the land his father had purchased in 1723 from THOMAS MERREDAY, on the south side of the Newport river.

JAMES FRAZIER then moved to Craven (which part became Onslow) Co County North Carolina. THOMAS FRAZIER & his brother DANIEL FRAZIER Sr were very much alive at that time and living in Craven Co North Carolina and Perquimans Co North Carolina, respectively.

I have not found records showing that JAMES FRAZIER, son of JOHN FRAZIER & MARY FALCONER of Carteret County was a Quaker.  But two other sons, DANIEL FRAZIER born about 1722 and THOMAS FRAZIER born about 1725, did become Quakers. For more on THOMAS' life story, and why I believe he is the same person as "GEORGE THOMAS FRAZIER", see my next blog post.


SOURCES:

-- "Abstracts of Carteret County North Carolina Deeds books A-F 1713-1759" by John A Brayton, pp 12, 61

--"Scottish Quakers in Early America 1650-1700" by David Dobson; p 7

--"Chowan Precinct North Carolina Abstracts of Deed Books 1696-1723" by Margaret M Hofmann; pp 41-42, 107-109

--"Craven County North Carolina Deeds, Wills & Inventories Volume I 1737-1777"  by Dr Stephen A Bradley; pp (too many to list)

--Craven County North Carolina Deeds, Wills & Inventories Volume II 1742-1801"by Dr Stephen A Bradley; pp 169, 333

--"A Story of North Carolina's Historic Beaufort" by Mamre Marsh Wilson, p 17


Have a great day!

Betty

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Frazier DNA Surprises



As I said in my last post, my Quaker FRAZIER family of North Carolina, Indiana & Iowa has provided me with the most autosomal DNA matches which have verifiable genealogical connections to THOMAS (aka GEORGE THOMAS) FRAZIER.

Here are some of the interesting things that I have discovered recently about this family via my results with 23andMe, Family Tree DNA & AncestryDNA:

--SAMUEL FRAZIER , a Quaker, b April 10, 1749 North Carolina (married REBECCA JULIAN) was definitely the son of THOMAS (aka GEORGE THOMAS) FRAZIER b 1725 & MARY PUGH.  Definitely. No doubt about it.  Six known descendants of THOMAS' other sons match descendants of SAMUEL on Chromosome 15 on the exact same chromosomal location. And I have nine more matches with descendants of SAMUEL on AncestryDNA yet to explore.

--DANIEL FRAZIER b about 1703 of Bertie Co North Carolina (married MARGARET DAWSON) was somehow related to THOMAS (aka GEORGE THOMAS) FRAZIER.   I have one match  from Family Tree DNA with  a descendant of DANIEL on Chromosome 6 (close to where other FRAZIER descendants are matching), and nine matches with descendants of DANIEL on AncestryDNA, which I am currently trying to verify through Gedmatch, since AncestryDNA does not have a chromosome browser.  It is my belief that this DANIEL FRAZIER of Bertie Co North Carolina was the brother of JOHN FRAZIER Sr of Carteret County North Carolina (who married MARY FALCONER)--likely parents of THOMAS (aka GEORGE THOMAS) FRAZIER.

--ALEXANDER FRAZIER a Quaker, b 1685 Scotland, died Dec 1750 Chester Co Pennsylvania (married SARAH COPPOCK) was somehow related to THOMAS (aka GEORGE THOMAS) FRAZIER.  I have six matches with descendants of ALEXANDER on AncestryDNA, which I am currently trying to verify through Gedmatch, since AncestryDNA does not have a chromosome browser. Some of the children of ALEXANDER FRAZIER migrated from Chester Co Pennsylvania to Guilford Co North Carolina in the early-mid 1700s, and can be found in the  New Garden & Center Quaker Monthly Meeting records. These are the same meetings that the children of THOMAS (aka GEORGE THOMAS)  FRAZIER attended.

In summary, here is a list of my current FRAZIER matches with Chromosome locations. I've removed the names of my DNA relatives for privacy's sake. No PUGH or OTWELL family descendants have matched to these same chromosomal locations--yet--so I'm guessing the connection is definitely through the FRAZIER family.

4TH COUSIN Family Tree DNA & 23ndMe

A C D                 Henry Frazier & Mary Polly Otwell Alson Gray Frazier chr 8
M B            Henry Frazier & Mary Polly Otwell Alson Gray Frazier chr 8
**R B                Henry Frazier & Mary Polly Otwell Alson Gray Frazier chr 18
L. H           Henry Frazier & Mary Polly Otwell Fanny Frazier White      chr 14
K S           Henry Frazier & Mary Polly Otwell Elzena Frazier Cox chr 15
M H           Henry Frazier & Mary Polly Otwell Alson Gray Frazier chr 15


6TH COUSIN Family Tree DNA & 23ndMe
M H (sib)         Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh Francis H Frazier chr 1
D W (sib)          Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh Francis H Frazier chr 1
S B                     Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh Thomas Frazier Jr chr 6
E R            Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh Francis &Thos Frazier Jr chr 6
R N (dad)         Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh          James Frazier chr 6
M Nx2 (sib)       Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh         James Frazier chr 6
E N (sib)           Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh James Frazier chr 6
S N (sib)            Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh James Frazier chr 6
G N(sib)            Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh James Frazier chr 6
C N(sib)             Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh James Frazier chr 6
M P x2              Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh Eliza. Frazier  Reynolds chr 6 
S W H                 Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh George Frazier chr 15
C T                   Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh George Frazier chr 15
W V                  Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh Samuel Frazier Sr chr 15
S O’ R                Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh George Frazier chr 15
J W            Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh George Frazier chr 15




THOMAS FRAZIER DNA MATCHES  Ancestry.com DNA

3rd COUSIN
lls                Eli B Frazier & Nancy Van Arsdale     Jasper Newton Frazier

4TH COUSIN
jdhat2 Henry Frazier & Mary Polly Otwell Ann Milis Frazier Way      
J.H.            Henry Frazier & Mary Polly Otwell      Alson Gray Frazier
AM               Henry Frazier & Mary Polly Otwell Heber Ellis Frazier

6TH COUSIN
dt1954 Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh Thomas Frazier Jr
D.A.M. Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh Samuel Frazier Sr
RA881          Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh Thomas Frazier Jr
A H              Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh Thomas Frazier Jr
LH             Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh Thomas Frazier Jr
T.M.           Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh Samuel Frazier Sr
B M               Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh Thomas Frazier Jr
M.H.M. Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh Samuel Frazier Sr
dD1404          Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh Samuel Frazier Sr
C.D.            Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh Samuel Frazier Sr
tgf120555 Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh George Frazier
V.W.D. Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh Samuel Frazier Sr
G.T.            Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh George Frazier
W.D.F. Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh Thomas Frazier Jr
M.A.B. Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh Francis H Frazier
D.L.N. Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh George Frazier
H_EW         Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh Samuel Frazier Sr
kidwelml1 Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh Samuel Frazier Sr
K.D.            Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh Samuel Frazier Sr
myflyman Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh Francis H Frazier
SJ              Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh Thomas Frazier Jr
plk21           Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh Thomas Frazier Jr
rlp122 Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh Thomas Frazier Jr
c7412           Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh Francis H Frazier
C.P.             Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh Thomas Frazier Jr
ffam22         Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh Thomas Frazier Jr
M_M419      Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh Thomas Frazier Jr
R.B             Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh Thomas Frazier Jr
M.B. Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh Francis H Frazier
P.L              Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh George Frazier
nolfrazi Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh Francis H Frazier
S.R.            Thomas Frazier & Mary Pugh George Frazier



DANIEL FRAZIER & MARGARET DAWSON (uncle of THOMAS FRAZIER ?) AncestryDNA matches

k f              Daniel Frazier & Margaret Dawson Jeremiah Frazier
P.S.         Daniel Frazier & Margaret Dawson Jeremiah Frazier
mw           Daniel Frazier & Margaret Dawson Jeremiah Frazier
R.N.        Daniel Frazier & Margaret Dawson Jeremiah Frazier
kba            Daniel Frazier & Margaret Dawson Isabella Fraz Sallis
SE-O          Daniel Frazier & Margaret Dawson Isabella Frazier Sallis
K.M. Daniel Frazier & Margaret Dawson Malachi Frazier
smc2         Daniel Frazier & Margaret Dawson Malachi Frazier

DANIEL FRAZIER & MARGARET DAWSON Family Tree DNA matches

105984 Ellis     Daniel Frazier & Margaret Dawson Malachi Frazier  Chr 6




ALEXANDER FRAZIER & SARAH COPPOCK (Quakers; relationship unknown) AncestryDNA matches
J.M             Alexander Frazier & Sarah Coppock ?
KA               Alexander Frazier & Sarah Coppock Sarah Frazier Rich
antpen         Alexander Frazier & Sarah Coppock Sara Frazier Rich
mccrckn       Alexander Frazier & Sarah Coppock Aaron Frazier
M.H. Alexander Frazier & Sarah Coppock Aaron Frazier
cdnn         Alexander Frazier & Sarah Coppock James Frazier


Have a great day!

Betty

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Adventures in Genetic Genealogy, Five Years In



Five years ago, in 2010,  I  obtained and submitted my first DNA test to 23andMe. In 2012, I uploaded my raw autosomal DNA data to Family Tree DNA.  And in 2014, I tested with AncestryDNA.

I now have results from all three companies, and have uploaded data to Gedmatch.com.

On 23andMe I currently have about 2200 matches.  About 800 have responded to my invitation to share since 2010, but I have only been able to find common ancestors with about 80 of them. Many have no idea of their ancestry (some are adopted), and/or don't have have a family tree available to share.

On Family Tree DNA, I currently have about 1500 matches. Even with the family trees available on the website, I have only been able to find common ancestors with about 30 of my matches.

At AncestryDNA, I now have a staggering 8,700 matches!! Most do not have family trees available, and there is no chromosome browser on AncestryDNA, so I will likely never know exactly how I'm related to them.  I have established common ancestors with 650 of my 8,700 matches, but I'm in contact with only a few, and in most cases I don't know where we share on the chromosomes--unless they have uploaded their data to Gedmatch.

Even with this slim success, I've found out some pretty amazing stuff!

--First off,  according to all three testing companies, I have NO Native American ancestry through my paternal grandmother MINTTIE MAY BRUTON. Neither does my brother. Or anyone else with the WHITECOTTON or BRUTON surname who has tested so far.

--Through DNA testing, I was finally able to find out what happened to my paternal great grandfather PHILLIP LUTHER HUBER, who disappeared from his wife & children in Iowa in 1882, and was presumed dead.  Even my grandfather never knew what really happened to his father.

PHILLIP LUTHER HUBER actually ran off, ended up in Nashville, Tennessee;  married a much younger woman, IDA HALE, in 1891 and had a second family.  I now have several DNA matches with descendants of this second family. What is especially great about this is that through these matches I am now able to delineate exactly what parts of my DNA were passed down from PHILLIP LUTHER HUBER, and on which chromosome. This is because PHILLIP LUTHER HUBER is the only "most recent common ancestor" that I share with these descendants of PHILLIP LUTHER HUBER & IDA HALE.  Here is a link to a recent blogpost that I wrote about chromosome mapping.

--My FRAZIER ancestors win the prize for providing me with the most DNA matches! I now have 49 verified DNA matches to descendants of my colonial Quaker FRAZIER family; of these 49 matches, 38  are descendants of  my great x 5 grandfather THOMAS (aka GEORGE THOMAS) FRAZIER b 1725,  through these sons:

SAMUEL FRAZIER Sr b April 10, 1749 NC, died 1839 Knox Co TN; married REBECCA JULIAN
GEORGE FRAZIER b 1751 NC; died Feb 1835 Randolph Co NC; married JANE GRIMES
THOMAS FRAZIER Jr b 1753 NC, died April 2, 1845 Greene Co TN: married SARAH JOHNSON
FRANCIS H  FRAZIER b 1759 NC; died 1830 Randolph Co IN; married ELIZABETH STANLEY
JAMES FRAZIER b 1769 NC; died 1832 Randolph Co IN; married SUSANNA STANLEY

One DNA match, on the same chromosomes as the above, is to a descendant of a likely daughter,  ELIZABETH FRAZIER REYNOLDS.

None of the above matches appear to be through the family of MARY PUGH,  the wife of THOMAS  (aka GEORGE THOMAS) FRAZIER.  In other words, no PUGH descendants match on the same chromosomes as the 49 FRAZIER descendants.

Nine of the 49 verified FRAZIER matches are through descendants of my great x 3 grandparents, HENRY FRAZER & MARY POLLY OTWELL of Guilford Co North Carolina, Randolph Co Indiana and Henry Co Iowa.

Two of the 49 verified FRAZIER matches are through descendants of my great x 2 grandparents, ELI BRANSON FRAZIER & NANCY VAN ARSDALE of Guilford Co North Carolina, Boone Co Indiana, and Bangor, Marshall Co Iowa.

I also have several matches to descendants of the Quaker AARON FRAZIER of Guilford County North Carolina, son of ALEXANDER FRAZIER & SARAH COPPOCK, also Quakers, of Chester Co Pennsylvania. At this point, I have no idea how the two FRAZIER families interconnect.

--Because of the large number of matches that  I have accumulated, I am now able to do a little "data mining". Certain families & surnames keep popping up in my matches, and make me suspect that I am likely a descendant.   This doesn't work well with common surnames such as SMITH, JONES or JOHNSON, but  I'm beginning to have some success with more uncommon names.

Here are my "most likely suspects",  so far:

PATRICK HENNESSEE Sr b 1745 Ireland, of Burke Co North Carolina; he & his son JOHN HENNESSEE owned land next door to my great x 4 grandfather ISAAC THOMAS THOMPSON; I suspect that ISAAC married one of PATRICK's daughters, as I have several matches to PATRICK's  & JOHN's descendants.

McKINNEY of Burke Co North Carolina

HIGHTOWER of Richmond Co Virginia, Pittsylvania Co Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi

HINES/HINDS, possibly of Surry Co Virginia

LEATHERWOOD of Maryland & Burke Co North Carolina

HUNNICUTT of Surry Co Virginia (where my BRUTON family lived beginning in 1639)

PRATT  of Weymouth, Norfolk Co Massachusetts (ancestors of RELIANCE PRATT HOVEY who married DANIEL BOLTON Sr in Lincoln Co Maine, which gives credence to my theory that they were the parents of my great x 3 grandfather, DANIEL BOLTON b 1794 of Windham, Maine, who married THANKFUL MORTON)


--AncestryDNA has bestowed upon me three different sets of "New Ancestor Discoveries", i.e. people who from their analysis of my DNA are likely to be my ancestors. So far all of these NADs have been incorrect, with absolutely no connection to my tree.  Part of the problem is that all the people they have bestowed upon me have been born in the 1800s.  My family tree is complete & well documented back five generations, and in many cases back to immigration to the American colonies in the 1600s.  Several lines go back even further, with good documentation.  So I am not missing anyone born in the 1800s.

Have a great day!

Betty

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Children of ROBERT SCOTT b 1750 & wife GRACE of Pulaski Co Kentucky and Fayette Co Indiana

So to continue the story of ROBERT SCOTT & his wife GRACE, here are their known children & grandchildren, as per census & other records. Some are still speculative.

--JAMES SCOTT (speculative) born about 1778, married JANE unknown; died May 1836 Lincoln Co Tennessee. His will dated March 24, 1836 Lincoln Co Tennessee names wife JANE, children ELIZABETH JOBE,  ISABELLA TURLEY,  MARY FERGUESON,  ROSETTA McDONALD, NANCY MITCHELL,  RACHEL SCOTT,  JOHN SCOTT,  WILLIAM SCOTT.

--THOMAS SCOTT Sr born about 1780, died 1849 Scott Spring, Greene Co Missouri; married ELIZABETH JONES March 3, 1802 Pulaski Co Kentucky. Lived Pulaski Co Kentucky until 1808; Rutherford Co Tennessee 1810; Lincoln Co Tennessee 1820; McNairy Co Tennessee 1830-1845; Greene Co Missouri 1845-1849. Children as per " A Reminiscent History of the Ozark Region" by Goodspeed:

  • THOMAS SCOTT Jr born 1803 Pulaski Co Kentucky; died before 1840 McNairy Co Tennessee; married unknown; one son migrated to Missouri?
  • ELIZABETH BETSY ANN SCOTT born 1804 Pulaski Co Kentucky, no further info
  • MARGARET ANN SCOTT born 1805 Pulaski Co Kentucky, no further info
  • JAMES SCOTT born June 23, 1807 Pulaski Co Kentucky or Tennessee; m SARAH WILLIAMS about 1828 McNairy Co Tennessee; died Jan 16, 1897 Adamsville, McNairy Co Tennessee. Living next door to THOMAS SCOTT Sr in 1830 and 1840 McNairy Co Tennessee census.
  • WILLIAM WARD SCOTT born Dec 21, 1809 Memphis, Shelby Co Tennessee (birthplace unverified), married 1st) FRANCES SLATE, 2nd) MARY JANE HAGUE; lived Taney Co Missouri 1850; Carroll Co Arkansas 1860; Christian Co Missouri 1870 to 1894, when he died. 
  • LAVINA SCOTT born 1815 Rutherford Co Tennessee; married THOMAS BRUTON 1838 in McNairy Co Tennessee; lived McNairy Co Tennessee 1840; Finley, Greene Co Missouri 1850; Christian Co Missouri 1860-1880. Died Nov 29, 1880, Sparta, Christian Co Missouri.
  • DICA DICEY ANN SCOTT born 1816 Rutherford Co Tennessee, no further info
  • LUCINDA SCOTT born 1817 Rutherford Co Tennessee, married Rev ABRAHAM B JONES Nov 1, 1838 McNairy Co Tennessee; lived McNairy Co Tennessee until her death sometime after 1880. They lived next door to THOMAS SCOTT Sr in 1840 McNairy Co Tennessee census.

--JOHN SCOTT born about 1785 probably Fayette Co Kentucky; married SUSANNA GREEN Feb 15, 1811 Pulaski Co Kentucky; lived Pulaski Co Kentucky until 1816 or 1817, when they migrated to Fayette & Rush Co Indiana, where they lived 1820-1840; died about 1845 Fayette Co Indiana.

  • ASENATH SCOTT born Feb 13, 1813 Pulaski Co Kentucky; married GEORGE WASHINGTON SAILORS; lived Wabash Co Indiana 1850-1860; lived Richardson Co Nebraska 1870-until her death in 1899
  • JOHN SCOTT Jr born 1815 Pulaski Co Kentucky; died Indiana; no further info
  • MARY SCOTT born Feb 29, 1816 Pulaski Co Kentucky; married ELBANARD SIDNEY SUTTON;  died Jan 11, 1873 Wabash Co Indiana
  • THOMAS GREEN SCOTT born 1817 Fayette Co Indiana; married JANE unknown; died before 1880 Liberty, Wabash Co Indiana.
  • JAMES ALLEN SCOTT born 1818 Fayette Co Indiana; married RACHEL ANN SMITH Oct 28, 1850 Rush Co Indiana; died before 1900 Wabash Co Indiana.
  • ANN SCOTT born 1820 Fayette Co Indiana; no further info
  • SUSANNA SCOTT born 1822 Fayette Co Indiana; married ANDREW JACKSON WILLIAMS Jan 28, 1840 Rush Co Indiana; died about 1870 Whiteside Co Illinois
  • ELIZABETH BETSY ANN SCOTT born 1825 Fayette Co Indiana; married ANDREW JACKSON THOMPSON Nov 26, 1840 Rush Co Indiana; lived Liberty, Wabash Co Indiana, and died about 1900 Starke Co Indiana.

--ANNE NANCY SCOTT born about 1786 probably Fayette Co Kentucky; married THOMAS WOLVERTON / WOOLVERTON Sr  on Jan 31, 1804 Pulaski Co Kentucky. She died before 1850 in Daviess Co Missouri.  Her husband was a Baptist minister.  I have not yet fully traced this family prior to 1850.

  • THOMAS WOOLVERTON Jr born 1810 Pulaski Co Kentucky; in 1850 Daviess Co Missouri census with his father, unmarried, also a Baptist minister.
  • UNKNOWN DAUGHTER WOOLVERTON b 1812 Pulaski Co Kentucky, no further info
  • WILLIAM WOOLVERTON born 1814 Pulaski Co Kentucky; married MARTHA REED or REID on May 24, 1849 Daviess Co Missouri; lived Anderson Co Texas by 1860. 

--RUBIN/REUBEN SCOTT (speculative) born about 1787 probably Fayette Co Kentucky; in  Pulaski Co Kentucky tax list 1808-1810 next to ROBERT SCOTT on Pitman Creek; no further information.


--MOSES SCOTT (speculative) born about 1788; married JANE WEBB Oct 28, 1808 Rutherford Co Tennessee; lived Smith Co Tennessee and Washington Co Missouri; widowed wife with children there in 1850 census.


--ALLEN/ALLIN SCOTT born about 1790 probably Fayette Co Kentucky; 1814-1815 Pulaski Co Kentucky tax list shows him living in household of ROBERT SCOTT on Pitman Creek, but not owning land. No further info.


--RACHEL SCOTT born about 1794 probably Fayette Co Kentucky; married WILLIAM WOOLVERTON Jan 2, 1808 Pulaski Co Kentucky; moved to Maury Co Tennessee by 1817; died there 1825. Husband remarried twice afterwards. ( I now have two DNA matches with descendants of this couple)

  • THOMAS WILLIAM WOOLVERTON born Oct 9, 1809 Pulaski Co Kentucky; married MARGARETTE WOOD; died before 1850 Hickman Co Tennessee (wife listed as widow with children in 1850 census).
  • JOSEPHINE WOOLVERTON born 1811 Pulaski Co Kentucky; no further info
  • LUCY WOOLVERTON born 1812 Pulaski Co Kentucky; married ZACHARIAH JUSTICE Oct 24, 1827 Maury Co Tennessee; died Hardeman Co Tennessee
  • JAMES T WOOLVERTON born 1813 Pulaski Co Kentucky; died 1878 McNairy Co Tennessee; no further info
  • ALLEN WOOLVERTON born 1816 Pulaski Co Kentucky or Maury Co Tennessee; married MARY ANN STONE, date unknown; lived 1850 Lafayette Co Mississippi; 1860 Hardeman Co Tennessee; no further info.
  • JOHN WOOLVERTON born Oct 20, 1817 Maury Co Tennessee; married JUDA /JUDITH/JULY KEMP  on May 14, 1843 Alcorn Co Mississippi; lived Hardin Co Tennessee 1850; McNairy Co Tennessee 1860; Logan Co Arkansas by 1880.
  • ELLEN WOOLVERTON born 1819 Maury Co Tennessee; no further info
  • ROBERT JUDSON WOOLVERTON born Oct 26, 1820 Maury Co Tennessee; no further info
  • ROSETTA WOOLVERTON born 1822 Maury Co Tennessee; married unknown GROVES. No further info
  • RENA WOOLVERTON born 1823 Maury Co Tennessee; married ALEXANDER MOORE. No further info.


Have a great day!

Betty

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