Rev. Cornelius B. Thames1

Male, #43321, (circa 1787 - 1876)
Father*Rev. William Thames (b Oct 1759 - 10 Jan 1813)
Mother*Lucy (?) (1761 - 23 Nov 1812)
DNA* Cornelius has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Thomas Thames of Bladen Co., NC, born circa 1705/10.2 
Birth*circa 1787 Cornelius was born at Cumberland Co., North Carolina, circa 1787. 
1790 Census2 Aug 1790 Cornelius was probably a free white male, under 16 years old, in Rev. William Thames's household on the 1790 Census at Cumberland Co., North Carolina.3 
1800 Census4 Aug 1800 Cornelius was probably a free white male, age 10 and under 16, in Rev. William Thames's household on the 1800 Census at Cumberland Co., North Carolina.4 
Marriage*8 Jul 1805 He married Susannah Carver at Cumberland Co., North Carolina, on 8 Jul 1805. (Marriage Bond, Susannah Carver to Cornelius Thames, 8 Jul 1805, Cumberland Co., NC. Bond: Stephen Wiggins, Richard Jordon, John Beck. Record #3551 2.) 
1810 Census*6 Aug 1810 Cornelius was listed as the head of a family on the 1810 Census at Cumberland Co., North Carolina.5 
Birth of Son6 Oct 1810 His son Rev. Jesse T. Thames was born on 6 Oct 1810 at Cumberland Co., North Carolina.6 
Deed*23 Mar 1812 He was granted a deed by Rev. William Thames, with Rev. David Thames as an adjacent landowner on 23 Mar 1812 at Cumberland Co., North Carolina,

Cumberland County Deed Book 20; page 472. March 23, 1812 William Thames to Cornelius Thames for love and affection 77 and 1/2 acres along the Fayetteville to Wilmington Road between the land of David Thames and the land William retains.7 
Death of Mother23 Nov 1812 His mother Lucy (?) died on 23 Nov 1812 at Cumberland Co., North Carolina.8 
Death of Father10 Jan 1813 His father Rev. William Thames died on 10 Jan 1813 at Bladen Co., North Carolina.8 
Birth of Sonsay 1815 His son Jonathan Thames was born say 1815 at Cumberland Co., North Carolina.1 
Tax roll*1815 He registered to pay taxes at Cumberland Co., North Carolina, in 1815.
     Cumberland County Tax List of 1815; Cornelius Thames pays one poll has no slaves and owns 77 acres of land valued at $350. There is no record here of any Thames, who was a Baptist Minister, ever owning slaves.7 
Biography28 Mar 1815 Cumberland County Will Book A; pages 216 - 217 the will of Zachariah Butlar written 28 March 1815 and recorded June 1815 is witnessed by John Butlar and Cornelius Thames.7 
Biography*1817 "In an early settlement in Monroe Co. known as Old Salem, a Baptist Church was organized in 1817 and named Old Salem Church. Pastor Cornelius Thames was the first minister of this old church which was lighted with candles and later kerosene lamps while the old earthen fireplace warmed the members in cold weather."9 
Relocation*1817 He relocated in 1817 at Monroe Co., Alabama; Other researchers have assumed that Cornelius B. Thames was the Cornelius Thames who was issued a passport through Indian Territory for himself, his wife, four children and seven negroes, all traveling from Beaufort District, SC. The 1810 census for the Beaufort District clearly enumerated this family with the passport as "Cornl. Tims, 1M0-9, 1M26-44, 3F10-16, 1F26-44, 7 slaves" The family with the passport appears to be the one referenced in "The Succession Records of St. Helena Parish, Louisiana 1804 - 1854": Cornelius Thames, February 22, 1821- Petition of Rachel Thames, widow of Major Cornelius Thames, who died February 1821, leaving no will and eight children. The children are all minors and their names are Reddin, Sarah, Mary, Rachel, Miss Hanson, Washington, Adeline, and Clementine. Dr. Timothy Thames, brother of the deceased, is appointed undertutor to the minors. October 16, 1827 - Petition of Mrs. Rachel Thames for a family meeting. October 16, 1827 - Family meeting recommending the sale of property it then names members whom attended. November 28, 1827 - The petition of Mrs. Rachel Thames shows she bought (this may mean she brought to the marriage) property consisting of one tract of land which was inherited from her grandfather in the State of SC. Her husband sold the land and purchased certain slaves. Her husband inherited $300 from his father's estate. She wishes the paraphernalia (pertains to parapherna or property brought to the marriage) property to be taken out of the succession etc.
The Monore County part of Alabama was not settled by white families until about 1817, and Cornelius is known to have started a church at Old Salem in Monroe Co. in 1817, it is assumed that is the year when Cornelius B. and family moved.10,11,9 
Will28 Feb 1818 David, Cornelius, William, James, Nancy, Martha and Lucy named as heir(s) in the will of Joseph Thames at Cumberland Co., North Carolina, on 28 Feb 1818.8 
Birth of Son20 Mar 1819 His son James R. Thames was born on 20 Mar 1819 at Monroe Co., Alabama.1 
Deed*5 May 1819 He was granted a deed on 5 May 1819 at Monroe Co., Alabama,

Sec 19, Tsp 7, Rng 7.12 
Birth of Son1820 His son William Thames was born in 1820 at Monroe Co., Alabama.13 
Birth of Son1826 His son Cornelius Ellis Thames was born in 1826 at Monroe Co., Alabama.14 
Birth of Sonsay 1828 His son Travis R. Thames was born say 1828 at Monroe Co., Alabama.15 
1830 Census*1 Jun 1830 Cornelius was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Monroe Co., Alabama. 2M0-4, 1M5-9, 3M10-14, 1M15-19, 1M40-49, 2F10-14, 1F40-49.16 
1840 Census*1 Jun 1840 Cornelius was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Monroe Co., Alabama.17 
1850 Census*1 Jun 1850 Cornelius was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Monroe Co., Alabama.18 
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 Cornelius was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Monroe Co., Alabama.19 
Death of Son7 Jun 1862 His son James R. Thames died on 7 Jun 1862.1 
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 Cornelius was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Monroe Co., Alabama.20 
Death of Son25 Nov 1872 His son Rev. Jesse T. Thames died on 25 Nov 1872 at Buckatunna, Wayne Co., Mississippi.6 
Death*1876 He died at Monroe Co., Alabama, in 1876. 

Family

Susannah Carver (say 1787 - before 1860)
Marriage*8 Jul 1805 He married Susannah Carver at Cumberland Co., North Carolina, on 8 Jul 1805. (Marriage Bond, Susannah Carver to Cornelius Thames, 8 Jul 1805, Cumberland Co., NC. Bond: Stephen Wiggins, Richard Jordon, John Beck. Record #3551 2.) 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
WLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited2 Nov 2010

Citations

  1. E-mail to Warren L. Culpepper from Lee Y. Ponder (Thames researcher), 5611 Cypress Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32303, e-mail address.
  2. Paul & Cheryl & Becky Thames, compiler, FTDNA Thames Project Results, Family Tree DNA, 2010.
    http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Thames-Timms-TimsDNAProject/default.aspx?section=results
  3. 1790 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Cumberland Co., NC, page 41, Transcribed from Ancestry.com image by Warren Culpepper: William Theames, 1M16+, 4M0-15, 4F, 0 Slaves.
  4. 1800 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Cumberland Co., NC, page 381, Transcribed from Ancestry.com image by Warren Culpepper: William Theames, 1M0-9, 2M10-15, 1M16-25, 1M26-44, 1M45+, 2F0-9, 1F16-25, 1F26-44, 1F45+, 0 slaves.
  5. 1810 Federal Census, United States.
    Capt Jackson's District, Cumberland Co., NC, page 247
    Transcribed from Ancestry.com image by Warren Culpepper
    Cornelius Thames, 1M16-25, 2F0-9, 2F16-25, 1 slave.
  6. Christian Index Obits, 1822-1879, 19 Dec 1987, pg 200, Col 1: Thames, Jesse, 63 yrs, b 10-6-1810, h. of Mary A E Boughton, d 11-24-1872, Wayne Co., MS.
  7. Walt Gabennesch post on Thames Forum at Geneaology.com, 6 Nov 2001.
  8. Walt Gabennesch post on Thames Forum at Geneaology.com, 22 May 2002.
  9. Mary E. Brantley, From Cabins to Mansions: Gleanings from Southwest Alabama, Huntsville, AL: The Strode Pub., 1981.
  10. 1810 Federal Census, United States.
    Prince Williams twp, Beaufort District, page 118. Transcribed from Ancestry.com image: "Cornl. Tims, 1M0-9, 1M26-44, 3F10-16, 1F26-44, 7 slaves."
  11. Passports Issued by Governors of Georgia, 1785-1809, Washington, DC: National Genealogical Society, 1962.
    Page 79: "Page 52--Thurs. 28th February 1811. On Application. ORDERED That passports be prepared for the following persons to travel through the Creek Nation of Indians--to wit, One for Mr. Job Rowley with his wife, four children and five negros, and one for Mr. Cornelius Thames with his wife, four children and seven negroes from Beaufort District..."
  12. Marilyn Davis Hahn, Old Cahaba Land Office Records and Military Warrants, 1817-1853, Southern University Press, Birmingham, AL 1986.
    Page 23. Cites Ledger 302, Receivers Office at Cahaba, Jan 1819 - Mar 1819.
  13. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Monroe Co., AL, page 18. Ancestry.com image 35. Transcribed by Warren Culpepper.
  14. Posting to Thames-L list by e-mail address on 27 Feb 1998: ""Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, AL, C.E. Thames died Mar 31, 1883, age 57 years."
  15. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Larson/Morgan (Aug 2002), DB :2219623, David Larson. <e-mail address>
  16. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Monroe Co., AL, page 51: "2M0-4, 1M5-9, 3M10-14, 1M15-19, 1M40-49, 2F10-14, 1F40-49."
  17. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Monroe Co., AL, page 227: "2M10-14, 1M15-19, 1M20-29, 1M50-59, 2F5-9, 1F20-29, 1F50-59."
  18. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Monroe Co., AL, page 17B, lines 28-31; Ancestry.com image transcribed by Warren Culpepper: "Cornelius Thames, 63, M, Baptist Clergyman, $600, NC; Susannah, 62, F, NC; Travis, 22, M, Farmer, AL; Martha A, 17, F, AL."
  19. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Monroe Co., AL, pg 923. From Lee Ponder: "Cornelius Thames, 73, M, NC; Martha McDonald, 24, F, AL; Randall McDonald, 6, M, AL; Charles McDonald, 4, M, AL; Lucy Newberry (sister), 60, F, NC."
  20. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Monroe Co., AL, page 456. From Lee Ponder
    Cornelius Thames, 84, M, NC
    Martha McDonald (dau), 35, F, AL
    Randall McDonald, 16, M, AL
    Charles McDonald, 14, M, AL.
  21. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Larson/Morgan (Aug 2002), DB :2219623, David Larson <e-mail address.
  22. E-mail written 2004-2008 to Warren Culpepper from Becky Thames-Simmons, http://www.theywentthatway.com/genealogy/index.php, e-mail address.

Susannah Carver1

Female, #43322, (say 1787 - before 1860)
Father*Jesse Carver2 (s 1757 - )
Birth*say 1787 Susannah was born at Cumberland Co., North Carolina, say 1787. 
Marriage*8 Jul 1805 She married Rev. Cornelius B. Thames at Cumberland Co., North Carolina, on 8 Jul 1805. (Marriage Bond, Susannah Carver to Cornelius Thames, 8 Jul 1805, Cumberland Co., NC. Bond: Stephen Wiggins, Richard Jordon, John Beck. Record #3551 2.) 
Married Name8 Jul 1805  As of 8 Jul 1805, her married name was Thames. 
1810 Census6 Aug 1810 Susannah was probably a free white female, age 16 and under 26, in Rev. Cornelius B. Thames's household on the 1810 Census at Cumberland Co., North Carolina.3 
Birth of Son6 Oct 1810 Her son Rev. Jesse T. Thames was born on 6 Oct 1810 at Cumberland Co., North Carolina.4 
Birth of Sonsay 1815 Her son Jonathan Thames was born say 1815 at Cumberland Co., North Carolina.1 
Relocation1817 She was an accompanying familiy member in the relocation of an unknown person in 1817 at Monroe Co., Alabama; Other researchers have assumed that Cornelius B. Thames was the Cornelius Thames who was issued a passport through Indian Territory for himself, his wife, four children and seven negroes, all traveling from Beaufort District, SC. The 1810 census for the Beaufort District clearly enumerated this family with the passport as "Cornl. Tims, 1M0-9, 1M26-44, 3F10-16, 1F26-44, 7 slaves" The family with the passport appears to be the one referenced in "The Succession Records of St. Helena Parish, Louisiana 1804 - 1854": Cornelius Thames, February 22, 1821- Petition of Rachel Thames, widow of Major Cornelius Thames, who died February 1821, leaving no will and eight children. The children are all minors and their names are Reddin, Sarah, Mary, Rachel, Miss Hanson, Washington, Adeline, and Clementine. Dr. Timothy Thames, brother of the deceased, is appointed undertutor to the minors. October 16, 1827 - Petition of Mrs. Rachel Thames for a family meeting. October 16, 1827 - Family meeting recommending the sale of property it then names members whom attended. November 28, 1827 - The petition of Mrs. Rachel Thames shows she bought (this may mean she brought to the marriage) property consisting of one tract of land which was inherited from her grandfather in the State of SC. Her husband sold the land and purchased certain slaves. Her husband inherited $300 from his father's estate. She wishes the paraphernalia (pertains to parapherna or property brought to the marriage) property to be taken out of the succession etc.
The Monore County part of Alabama was not settled by white families until about 1817, and Cornelius is known to have started a church at Old Salem in Monroe Co. in 1817, it is assumed that is the year when Cornelius B. and family moved.5,6,7 
Birth of Son20 Mar 1819 Her son James R. Thames was born on 20 Mar 1819 at Monroe Co., Alabama.1 
Birth of Son1820 Her son William Thames was born in 1820 at Monroe Co., Alabama.8 
Birth of Son1826 Her son Cornelius Ellis Thames was born in 1826 at Monroe Co., Alabama.9 
Birth of Sonsay 1828 Her son Travis R. Thames was born say 1828 at Monroe Co., Alabama.10 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Susannah was probably a free white female, age 40 and under 50, in Rev. Cornelius B. Thames's household, on the 1830 Census at Monroe Co., Alabama.11 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Susannah was probably a free white female, age 50 and under 60, in Rev. Cornelius B. Thames's household, on the 1840 Census at Monroe Co., Alabama.12 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Susannah, Travis and Martha was listed as a household member living with Rev. Cornelius B. Thames on the 1850 Census at Monroe Co., Alabama.13 
Death*before 1860 She died at Monroe Co., Alabama, before 1860. 

Family

Rev. Cornelius B. Thames (circa 1787 - 1876)
Marriage*8 Jul 1805 She married Rev. Cornelius B. Thames at Cumberland Co., North Carolina, on 8 Jul 1805. (Marriage Bond, Susannah Carver to Cornelius Thames, 8 Jul 1805, Cumberland Co., NC. Bond: Stephen Wiggins, Richard Jordon, John Beck. Record #3551 2.) 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
WLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited3 Nov 2003

Citations

  1. E-mail to Warren L. Culpepper from Lee Y. Ponder (Thames researcher), 5611 Cypress Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32303, e-mail address.
  2. Speculated by several researchers. Yet to be proved.
  3. 1810 Federal Census, United States.
    Capt Jackson's District, Cumberland Co., NC, page 247
    Transcribed from Ancestry.com image by Warren Culpepper
    Cornelius Thames, 1M16-25, 2F0-9, 2F16-25, 1 slave.
  4. Christian Index Obits, 1822-1879, 19 Dec 1987, pg 200, Col 1: Thames, Jesse, 63 yrs, b 10-6-1810, h. of Mary A E Boughton, d 11-24-1872, Wayne Co., MS.
  5. 1810 Federal Census, United States.
    Prince Williams twp, Beaufort District, page 118. Transcribed from Ancestry.com image: "Cornl. Tims, 1M0-9, 1M26-44, 3F10-16, 1F26-44, 7 slaves."
  6. Passports Issued by Governors of Georgia, 1785-1809, Washington, DC: National Genealogical Society, 1962.
    Page 79: "Page 52--Thurs. 28th February 1811. On Application. ORDERED That passports be prepared for the following persons to travel through the Creek Nation of Indians--to wit, One for Mr. Job Rowley with his wife, four children and five negros, and one for Mr. Cornelius Thames with his wife, four children and seven negroes from Beaufort District..."
  7. Mary E. Brantley, From Cabins to Mansions: Gleanings from Southwest Alabama, Huntsville, AL: The Strode Pub., 1981.
  8. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Monroe Co., AL, page 18. Ancestry.com image 35. Transcribed by Warren Culpepper.
  9. Posting to Thames-L list by e-mail address on 27 Feb 1998: ""Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, AL, C.E. Thames died Mar 31, 1883, age 57 years."
  10. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Larson/Morgan (Aug 2002), DB :2219623, David Larson. <e-mail address>
  11. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Monroe Co., AL, page 51: "2M0-4, 1M5-9, 3M10-14, 1M15-19, 1M40-49, 2F10-14, 1F40-49."
  12. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Monroe Co., AL, page 227: "2M10-14, 1M15-19, 1M20-29, 1M50-59, 2F5-9, 1F20-29, 1F50-59."
  13. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Monroe Co., AL, page 17B, lines 28-31; Ancestry.com image transcribed by Warren Culpepper: "Cornelius Thames, 63, M, Baptist Clergyman, $600, NC; Susannah, 62, F, NC; Travis, 22, M, Farmer, AL; Martha A, 17, F, AL."
  14. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Larson/Morgan (Aug 2002), DB :2219623, David Larson <e-mail address.
  15. E-mail written 2004-2008 to Warren Culpepper from Becky Thames-Simmons, http://www.theywentthatway.com/genealogy/index.php, e-mail address.

Mary Jane Thames1

Female, #43323, (say 1829 - )
Father*Rev. Jesse T. Thames (6 Oct 1810 - 25 Nov 1872)
Mother*Mary Ann E. Broughton (8 May 1810 - 14 Oct 1883)
Birth*say 1829 Mary was born at Monroe Co., Alabama, say 1829. (Yvonne Fassett lists Mary Jane as child of Jesse, but Hub Broughton does not. Her age is assumed from the presence of a daughter under age 5 in the 1830 census.)2,3 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Mary was probably a free white female, under age 5, in Rev. Jesse T. Thames's household, on the 1830 Census at Monroe Co., Alabama.4 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Mary was probably a free white female, age 10 and under 15, in Rev. Jesse T. Thames's household, on the 1840 Census at Monroe Co., Alabama.5 
Relocation1844 She was an accompanying familiy member in the relocation of Rev. Jesse T. Thames in 1844 at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama.2 
Married Namesay 1849  As of say 1849, her married name was Smith. 
Marriage*say 1849 She married William Henry Smith say 1849. 
Birth of Son23 Jan 1873 Her son Cornelius Anderson Smith was born on 23 Jan 1873 at Cohasset, Conecuh Co., Alabama.6 

Family

William Henry Smith (1822 - 23 Oct 1881)
Marriage*say 1849 She married William Henry Smith say 1849. 
Child
ChartsWLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited26 Aug 2012

Citations

  1. E-mail to Warren L. Culpepper from Lee Y. Ponder (Thames researcher), 5611 Cypress Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32303, e-mail address.
  2. Hub Broughton e-mail, 2 Aug 2002.
  3. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Monroe Co., AL, page 45.
  4. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Monroe Co., AL, page 45: 1M15-19, 1F0-4, 1F15-19.
  5. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Monroe Co., AL, page 228: "1M-4, 2M5-9, 2M20-29, 2F0-4, 1F10-14, 1F20-29."
  6. http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Smith-17572.

William Henry Smith1,2

Male, #43324, (1822 - 23 Oct 1881)
Birth*1822 He was born in 1822 at Mississippi.2 
Marriage*say 1849 He married Mary Jane Thames say 1849. 
Birth of Son23 Jan 1873 His son Cornelius Anderson Smith was born on 23 Jan 1873 at Cohasset, Conecuh Co., Alabama.2 
Death*23 Oct 1881 He died at Old Town, Conecuh Co., Alabama, on 23 Oct 1881.2 

Family

Mary Jane Thames (say 1829 - )
Child
ChartsWLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited26 Aug 2012

Citations

  1. E-mail to Warren L. Culpepper from Lee Y. Ponder (Thames researcher), 5611 Cypress Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32303, e-mail address.
  2. http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Smith-17572.

Lucy A. Thames1

Female, #43325, (26 Jan 1854 - 5 Jun 1913)
Father*Rev. Jesse T. Thames (6 Oct 1810 - 25 Nov 1872)
Mother*Mary Ann E. Broughton (8 May 1810 - 14 Oct 1883)
Birth*26 Jan 1854 Lucy was born at Alabama on 26 Jan 1854.2,3 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Mary, Martha, Nancy, Jesse, Margaret, Charles and Lucy was listed as a household member living with Rev. Jesse T. Thames in the 1860 Census at Evergreen, Conecuh Co., Alabama.4 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Mary, Nancy, Margaret, Lucy, Sarah and Rayford was listed as a household member living with Rev. Jesse T. Thames on the 1870 Census at Old Town, Conecuh Co., Alabama.5 
Death of Father25 Nov 1872 Her father Rev. Jesse T. Thames died on 25 Nov 1872 at Buckatunna, Wayne Co., Mississippi.6 
Married Namesay 1875  As of say 1875, her married name was Wilkins.7 
Marriage*say 1875 She married (?) Wilkins say 1875.7 
Birth of Son1876 Her son N. M. Wilkins was born in 1876 at Mississippi.7 
Death of Spousesay 1878 Her husband (?) Wilkins died say 1878.7 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Lucy was listed as a sister-in-law in Thomas S. Bryant's family on the 1880 Census at Wayne Co., Mississippi.8 
Death of Mother14 Oct 1883 Her mother Mary Ann E. Broughton died on 14 Oct 1883 at Buckatunna, Wayne Co., Mississippi.9 
Photographedsay 1885 She appeared as a sister in a family photograph say 1885 at Conecuh Co., Alabama,
Six of the twelve children of Rev. Jesse T. and Mary A. E. Broughton Thames: The sisters pictured are Susan Thames, Lucy Thames and Nancy Thames, in unknown order

The brothers pictured are, left to right: Charlie R. Thames, Nathaniel Thames (great-grandfather of Mary Hollis who provided both of the photographs), and Cornelius Thames (great-great-grandfather of Culpepper Connections' publisher, Warren Culpepper.)10


Cornelius Alexander Thames & siblings
Death*5 Jun 1913 She died at Buckatunna, Wayne Co., Mississippi, on 5 Jun 1913 at age 59.3 
Burial*after 5 Jun 1913 Her body was interred after 5 Jun 1913 at Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Buckatunna, Wayne Co., Mississippi.3 

Family

(?) Wilkins (say 1851 - say 1878)
Marriage*say 1875 She married (?) Wilkins say 1875.7 
Children
ChartsWLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited26 Jan 2006

Citations

  1. E-mail to Warren L. Culpepper from Lee Y. Ponder (Thames researcher), 5611 Cypress Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32303, e-mail address.
  2. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
  3. Jean Strickland & Patricia N. Edwards, Records of Wayne County, Mississippi: Cemetery Records, Moss Point, MS: Strickland & Edwards, 1987.
    "Mrs. Lucy Wilkins, 26 Jan 1854 - 5 Jun 1913."
  4. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Evergreen, Conecuh Co., AL, pg 34, Hse 257, fam 329. From Lee Ponder: "Jesse Thames, 49, M, Farmer, RE=1000, PE=875, SC; Mary, 50, F, SC; Martha, 19, F, AL; Nancy, 16, F, AL; Jesse, 13, M, AL; Margaret, 11, F, AL; Charles, 9, M, AL; Lucy, 6, F, AL; Charlie Hall, 22, M, Farm Laborer, AL; Samel Landrum, 25, M, Teacher at school, SC."
  5. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Beat 6, Old Town, Conecuh Co., AL, page 2, Transcription by Gertrude Stevens: Jesse Thames, 59, M, Farmer, NC; Mary A., 60, F, Keepog house, RE=720, PE=1000, SC; Nancy T, 26, F, AL; Margaret, 20, F, AL; Lucy A, 15, F, AL; Sarah E. Hall, 31, F, AL; Radford Hall, 10, M, AL.
  6. Christian Index Obits, 1822-1879, 19 Dec 1987, pg 200, Col 1: Thames, Jesse, 63 yrs, b 10-6-1810, h. of Mary A E Boughton, d 11-24-1872, Wayne Co., MS.
  7. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Dis 2, Beat 2, Wayne Co., MS, based on LDS CD transcription.
  8. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Dis 2, Beat 2, Wayne Co., MS, page 288B, based on LDS CD transcription: T. Bryant, Self, M, Md, 37, Farmer, MS, MS, MS; N.T. Bryant, wife, F, Md, 37, AL, NC, SC; M.E. Thames, Mother-in-law, F, Wd, 70, SC, SC, SC; L.A. Wilkins, Sister-in-law, F, Wd, 26, AL, AL, SC; N.M. Wilkins, Other, M, S, 4, MS, MS, AL; O.C. Wilkins, Other, F, S, 3, MS, MS, AL; M.S. Boykin, Other, F, Wd, 32, AL, FR, AL; E.M. Boykin, Other, F, S, 27, AL, FR, AL; Lucretia, Other, F, S, 2, MS, AL, AL [M.S. and E.M appear to be sisters, with E.M. the mother of Lucretia].
  9. Jean Strickland & Patricia N. Edwards, Records of Wayne County, Mississippi: Cemetery Records, Moss Point, MS: Strickland & Edwards, 1987.
    "Mary A. E. Broughton Thames May 1810 - 14 Aug 1882 [sic]" Year of death actually appears as 1883 on her tombstone.
  10. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
    from Mary Hollis, great granddaughter of Nathaniel Thames.
  11. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Dis 2, Beat 2, Wayne Co., MS, page 288B, based on LDS CD transcription.

Steven Wiggins Thames1

Male, #43326, (1833 - 2 Nov 1892)
Father*Rev. Jesse T. Thames (6 Oct 1810 - 25 Nov 1872)
Mother*Mary Ann E. Broughton (8 May 1810 - 14 Oct 1883)
Birth*1833 Steven was born at Monroe Co., Alabama, in 1833.2 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Steven and Cornelius was probably a free white male, age 5 and under 10,in Rev. Jesse T. Thames's household, on the 1840 Census at Monroe Co., Alabama.3 
Relocation1844 He was an accompanying familiy member in the relocation of Rev. Jesse T. Thames in 1844 at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama.2 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Mary, Cornelius, Steven, Nathaniel, Susan, Sarah, Martha, Jesse, Margaret and Nancy was listed as a household member living with Rev. Jesse T. Thames on the 1850 Census at Conecuh Co., Alabama.4 
Marriage*13 Jan 1854 He married Margie Ann (?) on 13 Jan 1854.5 
Civil War*between 1861 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1865

     CSA AL 33rd Inf Co A. Captured at Missionary Ridge, TN, 1863; Rock Island, IL prison 1863, exchange 1865. 
Birth of Son1872 His son S. M. Thames was born in 1872 at Mississippi.6 
Death of Father25 Nov 1872 His father Rev. Jesse T. Thames died on 25 Nov 1872 at Buckatunna, Wayne Co., Mississippi.7 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 Steven was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Wayne Co., Mississippi.8 
Death of Mother14 Oct 1883 His mother Mary Ann E. Broughton died on 14 Oct 1883 at Buckatunna, Wayne Co., Mississippi.9 
Death*2 Nov 1892 He died on 2 Nov 1892
(Killed when a corn crib fell on him at his plantation, accroding to Josephine Bass.) 

Family

Margie Ann (?) (say 1833 - )
Marriage*13 Jan 1854 He married Margie Ann (?) on 13 Jan 1854.5 
Children
ChartsWLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008

Citations

  1. E-mail to Warren L. Culpepper from Lee Y. Ponder (Thames researcher), 5611 Cypress Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32303, e-mail address.
  2. Hub Broughton e-mail, 2 Aug 2002.
  3. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Monroe Co., AL, page 228: "1M-4, 2M5-9, 2M20-29, 2F0-4, 1F10-14, 1F20-29."
  4. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Conecuh Co., AL, page 382 from Lee Ponder: Jesse Thames, 40, M, NC; Mary A. E. 40, F, SC; Cornelius 19, M, AL; Stephen, 13, M, AL; Nathaniel, 15, M, AL; Susan, 13, F, AL; Sarah, 12, F, AL; Martha A., 9, F, AL; Nancy, 6, F, AL; Jesse C, 3, M, AL; Margaret, 2, F, AL.
  5. Family Adventures, compiler, Early Alabama Marriages (36 vols.), Shreveport, Louisiana: J & W Ent., 1991, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 976.1 V2e.
    Grooms - T - Page 62.
  6. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Dis 1, Beat 1, Wayne Co., MS, page page 296B, based on LDS CD transcription.
  7. Christian Index Obits, 1822-1879, 19 Dec 1987, pg 200, Col 1: Thames, Jesse, 63 yrs, b 10-6-1810, h. of Mary A E Boughton, d 11-24-1872, Wayne Co., MS.
  8. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Dis 1, Beat 1, Wayne Co., MS, page page 296B, based on LDS CD transcription
    S.W. Thames, Self, M, Md, 47, AL/AR/AR
    M.A. Thames, Wife, F, Md, 44, GA/NC/NC
    Ora Thames, Dau, F, S, 25, GA/AL/GA
    S. M. Thames, Son, M, S, 8, MS/AL/AL
    M. L. McKay, Dau, F, Wd, 19, MS/AL/GA
    Minnie L. McKay, GDau, F, S, 3, MS/MS/MS.
  9. Jean Strickland & Patricia N. Edwards, Records of Wayne County, Mississippi: Cemetery Records, Moss Point, MS: Strickland & Edwards, 1987.
    "Mary A. E. Broughton Thames May 1810 - 14 Aug 1882 [sic]" Year of death actually appears as 1883 on her tombstone.

Nathaniel Broughton Thames1

Male, #43327, (11 Feb 1835 - 11 Mar 1908)
Father*Rev. Jesse T. Thames (6 Oct 1810 - 25 Nov 1872)
Mother*Mary Ann E. Broughton (8 May 1810 - 14 Oct 1883)
Birth*11 Feb 1835 Nathaniel was born at Monroe Co., Alabama, on 11 Feb 1835.2 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Nathaniel was probably a free white male, under 5 years old, in Rev. Jesse T. Thames's household, on the 1840 Census at Monroe Co., Alabama.3 
Relocation1844 He was an accompanying familiy member in the relocation of Rev. Jesse T. Thames in 1844 at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama.2 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Mary, Cornelius, Steven, Nathaniel, Susan, Sarah, Martha, Jesse, Margaret and Nancy was listed as a household member living with Rev. Jesse T. Thames on the 1850 Census at Conecuh Co., Alabama.4 
Marriage*circa 1855 He married Hellena Overstreet circa 1855. 
Birth of Son16 May 1857 His son Stephen L. Thames was born on 16 May 1857.5 
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 Nathaniel was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Evergreen, Conecuh Co., Alabama.6 
Deed*3 Jun 1869 He was granted a deed on 3 Jun 1869 at Conecuh Co., Alabama,

Nathaniel B. Thames from M.J. Kelly, Book B, page 102.7 
Death of Father25 Nov 1872 His father Rev. Jesse T. Thames died on 25 Nov 1872 at Buckatunna, Wayne Co., Mississippi.8 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 Nathaniel was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Greenville, Butler Co., Alabama.
.9 
Death of Mother14 Oct 1883 His mother Mary Ann E. Broughton died on 14 Oct 1883 at Buckatunna, Wayne Co., Mississippi.10 
Death of Spouse28 Dec 1884 His wife Hellena Overstreet died on 28 Dec 1884 at Greenville, Butler Co., Alabama
Photographedsay 1885 He appeared as a brother in a family photograph say 1885 at Conecuh Co., Alabama,
Six of the twelve children of Rev. Jesse T. and Mary A. E. Broughton Thames: The sisters pictured are Susan Thames, Lucy Thames and Nancy Thames, in unknown order

The brothers pictured are, left to right: Charlie R. Thames, Nathaniel Thames (great-grandfather of Mary Hollis who provided both of the photographs), and Cornelius Thames (great-great-grandfather of Culpepper Connections' publisher, Warren Culpepper.)11


Cornelius Alexander Thames & siblings
Marriage6 Oct 1885 He married Lou E. Gafford at Butler Co., Alabama, on 6 Oct 1885 at age 50. 
Birth of Son20 Jan 1887 His son Jesse Thames was born on 20 Jan 1887.5 
Birth of Son3 May 1890 His son Harry Monroe Thames was born on 3 May 1890.5 
Marriagesay 1895 He married Sallie Munn say 1895. 
Death*11 Mar 1908 He died at Greenville, Butler Co., Alabama, on 11 Mar 1908 at age 73. 
Burial*circa 13 Mar 1908 His body was interred circa 13 Mar 1908 at Antioch East Church Cemetery, Greenville, Butler Co., Alabama.12,13 

Family 1

Hellena Overstreet (23 Dec 1835 - 28 Dec 1884)
Marriage*circa 1855 He married Hellena Overstreet circa 1855. 
Children

Family 2

Lou E. Gafford (say 1840 - after 1890)
Marriage6 Oct 1885 He married Lou E. Gafford at Butler Co., Alabama, on 6 Oct 1885 at age 50. 
Children
ChartsWLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited26 Jan 2006

Citations

  1. E-mail to Warren L. Culpepper from Lee Y. Ponder (Thames researcher), 5611 Cypress Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32303, e-mail address.
  2. Hub Broughton e-mail, 2 Aug 2002.
  3. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Monroe Co., AL, page 228: "1M-4, 2M5-9, 2M20-29, 2F0-4, 1F10-14, 1F20-29."
  4. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Conecuh Co., AL, page 382 from Lee Ponder: Jesse Thames, 40, M, NC; Mary A. E. 40, F, SC; Cornelius 19, M, AL; Stephen, 13, M, AL; Nathaniel, 15, M, AL; Susan, 13, F, AL; Sarah, 12, F, AL; Martha A., 9, F, AL; Nancy, 6, F, AL; Jesse C, 3, M, AL; Margaret, 2, F, AL.
  5. E-mail written 2001 to Warren L. Culpepper from Mary Hollis.
  6. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Evergreen, Conecuh Co., AL, page 990, Hse 258, fam 240. Ancestry.com Image 34. transcription by Warren Culpepper. "Nathaniel Thames, 25, M, Farmer, RE=880, PE=300, AL; Hellena, 23, F, AL; Caroline, 4, F, AL; Stephen, 2, M, AL."
  7. Conecuh County Court, Conecuh Co., AL, Direct Index to Deeds A-Z 1866-1901 GSU, Salt Lake City, 1989 (FHL Film 1,630,472 #1) .
  8. Christian Index Obits, 1822-1879, 19 Dec 1987, pg 200, Col 1: Thames, Jesse, 63 yrs, b 10-6-1810, h. of Mary A E Boughton, d 11-24-1872, Wayne Co., MS.
  9. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Dead Fall, Butler Co., AL, page 373A, based on LDS CD transcription: "Nathaniel B. Thomas [sic], Self, M, Md, 46, AL, SC, SC, Farmer; Helene, Wife, F, Md 44, AL, GA, GA; Stephen, Son, M, S, 23, AL, AL, AL; Abigail, Dau, F, S, 15, AL, AL, AL; Martha, Dau, F, S, 10, AL, AL, AL; Georgeann, Dau, F, S, W, 5, AL, AL, AL; Gelola, Dau, F, S, 2, AL, AL, AL."
  10. Jean Strickland & Patricia N. Edwards, Records of Wayne County, Mississippi: Cemetery Records, Moss Point, MS: Strickland & Edwards, 1987.
    "Mary A. E. Broughton Thames May 1810 - 14 Aug 1882 [sic]" Year of death actually appears as 1883 on her tombstone.
  11. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
    from Mary Hollis, great granddaughter of Nathaniel Thames.
  12. Donna Eldridge.
  13. Mary Stearnes Henley, compiler, e-mail address, South Alabama Roots and Branches, Rootsweb: WorldConnect (online family tree).
    Antioch East Cemetery, northeast of Greenville on County Road 61 (Old Stage Road), approximately one and half miles off U.S. Highway 31N, Butler County, Alabama
    Surveyed November 1988 by Mary Stearnes-Henley, Grady, AL
    THAMES, N.B.; Feb. 11, 1836 - Mar. 11, 1903.

Mary M. Kelly1

Female, #43328, (say 1836 - )
Birth*say 1836 Mary was born say 1836. 
Married Namebefore 1854  As of before 1854, her married name was Thames. 
Last Edited22 Jul 2001

Citations

  1. E-mail to Warren L. Culpepper from Lee Y. Ponder (Thames researcher), 5611 Cypress Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32303, e-mail address.

Margie Ann (?)

Female, #43329, (say 1833 - )
Birth*say 1833 Margie was born say 1833. 
Marriage*before 1854 She married (?) Conner before 1854. 
Married Namebefore 1854  As of before 1854, her married name was Conner. 
Marriage*13 Jan 1854 She married Steven Wiggins Thames on 13 Jan 1854.1 
Married Name13 Jan 1854  As of 13 Jan 1854, her married name was Thames. 
Birth of Son1872 Her son S. M. Thames was born in 1872 at Mississippi.2 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Margie was listed as Steven Wiggins Thames's wife on the 1880 Census at Wayne Co., Mississippi.3 

Family 1

(?) Conner (say 1830 - )
Marriage*before 1854 She married (?) Conner before 1854. 

Family 2

Steven Wiggins Thames (1833 - 2 Nov 1892)
Marriage*13 Jan 1854 She married Steven Wiggins Thames on 13 Jan 1854.1 
Children
ChartsWLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited8 Jun 2004

Citations

  1. Family Adventures, compiler, Early Alabama Marriages (36 vols.), Shreveport, Louisiana: J & W Ent., 1991, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 976.1 V2e.
    Grooms - T - Page 62.
  2. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Dis 1, Beat 1, Wayne Co., MS, page page 296B, based on LDS CD transcription.
  3. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Dis 1, Beat 1, Wayne Co., MS, page page 296B, based on LDS CD transcription
    S.W. Thames, Self, M, Md, 47, AL/AR/AR
    M.A. Thames, Wife, F, Md, 44, GA/NC/NC
    Ora Thames, Dau, F, S, 25, GA/AL/GA
    S. M. Thames, Son, M, S, 8, MS/AL/AL
    M. L. McKay, Dau, F, Wd, 19, MS/AL/GA
    Minnie L. McKay, GDau, F, S, 3, MS/MS/MS.

(?) Conner

Male, #43330, (say 1830 - )
Birth*say 1830 (?) was born say 1830. 
Marriage*before 1854 He married Margie Ann (?) before 1854. 

Family

Margie Ann (?) (say 1833 - )
Last Edited22 Jul 2001

Hellena Overstreet1

Female, #43331, (23 Dec 1835 - 28 Dec 1884)
Birth*23 Dec 1835 Hellena was born at Alabama on 23 Dec 1835. 
Marriage*circa 1855 She married Nathaniel Broughton Thames circa 1855. 
Married Namecirca 1855  As of circa 1855, her married name was Thames. 
Birth of Son16 May 1857 Her son Stephen L. Thames was born on 16 May 1857.1 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Hellena, Caroline and Stephen was listed as a household member living with Nathaniel Broughton Thames in the 1860 Census at Evergreen, Conecuh Co., Alabama.2 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Hellena was listed as Nathaniel Broughton Thames's wife on the 1880 Census at Greenville, Butler Co., Alabama.3 
Death*28 Dec 1884 She died at Greenville, Butler Co., Alabama, on 28 Dec 1884 at age 49. 
Burial*circa 29 Dec 1884 Her body was interred circa 29 Dec 1884 at Antioch East Church Cemetery, Greenville, Butler Co., Alabama.4,5 
Biography* Lee Y. Ponder Notes:
- 1860 census Evergreen Conecuh Co AL 034 Hellena 34 b AL in hse of Nathaniel Thames
- 1880 census Butler Co AL 025 Helena age 44 (1835-36) hse of Nathaniel B Thames
.
Cem list, "Butler Co Al in the 19th Century" by Marilyn Davis Hahn:
- Antioch East Church Cem Greenville, Butler Co AL.
 

Family

Nathaniel Broughton Thames (11 Feb 1835 - 11 Mar 1908)
Marriage*circa 1855 She married Nathaniel Broughton Thames circa 1855. 
Children
ChartsWLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited6 Mar 2005

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2001 to Warren L. Culpepper from Mary Hollis.
  2. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Evergreen, Conecuh Co., AL, page 990, Hse 258, fam 240. Ancestry.com Image 34. transcription by Warren Culpepper. "Nathaniel Thames, 25, M, Farmer, RE=880, PE=300, AL; Hellena, 23, F, AL; Caroline, 4, F, AL; Stephen, 2, M, AL."
  3. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Dead Fall, Butler Co., AL, page 373A, based on LDS CD transcription: "Nathaniel B. Thomas [sic], Self, M, Md, 46, AL, SC, SC, Farmer; Helene, Wife, F, Md 44, AL, GA, GA; Stephen, Son, M, S, 23, AL, AL, AL; Abigail, Dau, F, S, 15, AL, AL, AL; Martha, Dau, F, S, 10, AL, AL, AL; Georgeann, Dau, F, S, W, 5, AL, AL, AL; Gelola, Dau, F, S, 2, AL, AL, AL."
  4. Marilyn Davis Hahn, Butler County, Alabama in the 19th Century, 1978.
  5. Mary Stearnes Henley, compiler, e-mail address, South Alabama Roots and Branches, Rootsweb: WorldConnect (online family tree).
    Antioch East Cemetery, northeast of Greenville on County Road 61 (Old Stage Road), approximately one and half miles off U.S. Highway 31N, Butler County, Alabama
    Surveyed November 1988 by Mary Stearnes-Henley, Grady, AL
    THAMES, Hillena, wife of N. B. THAMES; Dec. 23, 1835-died 1884.

Lou E. Gafford1

Female, #43332, (say 1840 - after 1890)
Birth*say 1840 Lou was born say 1840. 
Marriage*6 Oct 1885 She married Nathaniel Broughton Thames at Butler Co., Alabama, on 6 Oct 1885. 
Married Name6 Oct 1885  As of 6 Oct 1885, her married name was Thames. 
Birth of Son20 Jan 1887 Her son Jesse Thames was born on 20 Jan 1887.2 
Birth of Son3 May 1890 Her son Harry Monroe Thames was born on 3 May 1890.2 
Death*after 1890 She died after 1890. 

Family

Nathaniel Broughton Thames (11 Feb 1835 - 11 Mar 1908)
Children
ChartsWLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited7 Sep 2002

Citations

  1. E-mail to Warren L. Culpepper from Lee Y. Ponder (Thames researcher), 5611 Cypress Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32303, e-mail address.
  2. E-mail written 2001 to Warren L. Culpepper from Mary Hollis.

Susan Thames1

Female, #43333, (circa 1837 - )
Father*Rev. Jesse T. Thames (6 Oct 1810 - 25 Nov 1872)
Mother*Mary Ann E. Broughton (8 May 1810 - 14 Oct 1883)
Birth*circa 1837 Susan was born at Monroe Co., Alabama, circa 1837.2,3 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Sarah and Susan was probably a free white female, under five years old, in Rev. Jesse T. Thames's household, on the 1840 Census at Monroe Co., Alabama.4 
Relocation1844 She was an accompanying familiy member in the relocation of Rev. Jesse T. Thames in 1844 at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama.3 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Mary, Cornelius, Steven, Nathaniel, Susan, Sarah, Martha, Jesse, Margaret and Nancy was listed as a household member living with Rev. Jesse T. Thames on the 1850 Census at Conecuh Co., Alabama.5 
Marriage*say 1854 She married Riley Findley say 1854. Children of John and Susan Thames Findley, all born in AL per 1870 census, included: John Findley, b abt. 1855; Riley Findley, b abt. 1857; Stephen Findley, b abt. 1860; Jesse E. Findley, b abt. 1862 and Mary E. Findley, b abt. 1866.6 
Married Namesay 1854  As of say 1854, her married name was Findley. 
Photographedsay 1885 She appeared as a sister in a family photograph say 1885 at Conecuh Co., Alabama,
Six of the twelve children of Rev. Jesse T. and Mary A. E. Broughton Thames: The sisters pictured are Susan Thames, Lucy Thames and Nancy Thames, in unknown order

The brothers pictured are, left to right: Charlie R. Thames, Nathaniel Thames (great-grandfather of Mary Hollis who provided both of the photographs), and Cornelius Thames (great-great-grandfather of Culpepper Connections' publisher, Warren Culpepper.)7


Cornelius Alexander Thames & siblings

Family

Riley Findley (say 1834 - )
Marriage*say 1854 She married Riley Findley say 1854. Children of John and Susan Thames Findley, all born in AL per 1870 census, included: John Findley, b abt. 1855; Riley Findley, b abt. 1857; Stephen Findley, b abt. 1860; Jesse E. Findley, b abt. 1862 and Mary E. Findley, b abt. 1866.6 
ChartsWLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited26 Jan 2006

Citations

  1. E-mail to Warren L. Culpepper from Lee Y. Ponder (Thames researcher), 5611 Cypress Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32303, e-mail address.
  2. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
  3. Hub Broughton e-mail, 2 Aug 2002.
  4. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Monroe Co., AL, page 228: "1M-4, 2M5-9, 2M20-29, 2F0-4, 1F10-14, 1F20-29."
  5. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Conecuh Co., AL, page 382 from Lee Ponder: Jesse Thames, 40, M, NC; Mary A. E. 40, F, SC; Cornelius 19, M, AL; Stephen, 13, M, AL; Nathaniel, 15, M, AL; Susan, 13, F, AL; Sarah, 12, F, AL; Martha A., 9, F, AL; Nancy, 6, F, AL; Jesse C, 3, M, AL; Margaret, 2, F, AL.
  6. E-mail written 2004-2008 to Warren Culpepper from Becky Thames-Simmons, http://www.theywentthatway.com/genealogy/index.php, e-mail address.
  7. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
    from Mary Hollis, great granddaughter of Nathaniel Thames.

Sarah Thames1

Female, #43334, (circa 1838 - Sep 1859)
Father*Rev. Jesse T. Thames (6 Oct 1810 - 25 Nov 1872)
Mother*Mary Ann E. Broughton (8 May 1810 - 14 Oct 1883)
Birth*circa 1838 Sarah was born at Monroe Co., Alabama, circa 1838.2,3 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Sarah and Susan was probably a free white female, under five years old, in Rev. Jesse T. Thames's household, on the 1840 Census at Monroe Co., Alabama.4 
Relocation1844 She was an accompanying familiy member in the relocation of Rev. Jesse T. Thames in 1844 at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama.3 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Mary, Cornelius, Steven, Nathaniel, Susan, Sarah, Martha, Jesse, Margaret and Nancy was listed as a household member living with Rev. Jesse T. Thames on the 1850 Census at Conecuh Co., Alabama.5 
Married Name11 Nov 1857  As of 11 Nov 1857, her married name was Stacy. 
Marriage*11 Nov 1857 She married Manning Stacy at Alabama on 11 Nov 1857. (Uncertain about this marriage. Attributed on Web to "Monroe & Conecuh Co., AL Marriages 1833-1880" by Colson & Colson. But it might be another Sarah Thames. To prove, need to find a record of the marriage of Sarah Stacy to Mr. Hall.)6 
Married Namebefore 1859  As of before 1859, her married name was Hall.7 
Marriage*before 1859 She married (?) Hall before 1859.7 
Birth of Son27 Aug 1859 Her son Rayford Riley Hall was born on 27 Aug 1859 at Alabama.8 
Death*Sep 1859 She died in Sep 1859. 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Mary, Nancy, Margaret, Lucy, Sarah and Rayford was listed as a household member living with Rev. Jesse T. Thames on the 1870 Census at Old Town, Conecuh Co., Alabama.9 

Family 1

Manning Stacy (say 1835 - )
Marriage*11 Nov 1857 She married Manning Stacy at Alabama on 11 Nov 1857. (Uncertain about this marriage. Attributed on Web to "Monroe & Conecuh Co., AL Marriages 1833-1880" by Colson & Colson. But it might be another Sarah Thames. To prove, need to find a record of the marriage of Sarah Stacy to Mr. Hall.)6 

Family 2

(?) Hall (say 1835 - before 1870)
Marriage*before 1859 She married (?) Hall before 1859.7 
Child
ChartsWLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited31 Oct 2002

Citations

  1. E-mail to Warren L. Culpepper from Lee Y. Ponder (Thames researcher), 5611 Cypress Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32303, e-mail address.
  2. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
  3. Hub Broughton e-mail, 2 Aug 2002.
  4. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Monroe Co., AL, page 228: "1M-4, 2M5-9, 2M20-29, 2F0-4, 1F10-14, 1F20-29."
  5. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Conecuh Co., AL, page 382 from Lee Ponder: Jesse Thames, 40, M, NC; Mary A. E. 40, F, SC; Cornelius 19, M, AL; Stephen, 13, M, AL; Nathaniel, 15, M, AL; Susan, 13, F, AL; Sarah, 12, F, AL; Martha A., 9, F, AL; Nancy, 6, F, AL; Jesse C, 3, M, AL; Margaret, 2, F, AL.
  6. Lucy Wiggins Colson & Robert Ellis Colson, Monroe and Conecuh County, Alabama Marriages, 1833-1880, Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1983.
    Manning Stacy and Sarah Thames, 15 Nov 1857 at the home of John White, by A. J. Brown, J.P.
  7. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Beat 6, Old Town, Conecuh Co., AL, page 2, Transcription by Gertrude Stevens. Mr. Hall is assumed to be dead in 1870 as his wife, Sarah, is then living at home with her parents and child.
  8. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Beat 6, Old Town, Conecuh Co., AL, page 2, Transcription by Gertrude Stevens.
  9. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Beat 6, Old Town, Conecuh Co., AL, page 2, Transcription by Gertrude Stevens: Jesse Thames, 59, M, Farmer, NC; Mary A., 60, F, Keepog house, RE=720, PE=1000, SC; Nancy T, 26, F, AL; Margaret, 20, F, AL; Lucy A, 15, F, AL; Sarah E. Hall, 31, F, AL; Radford Hall, 10, M, AL.

Manning Stacy1

Male, #43335, (say 1835 - )
Birth*say 1835 Manning was born say 1835. 
Marriage*11 Nov 1857 He married Sarah Thames at Alabama on 11 Nov 1857. (Uncertain about this marriage. Attributed on Web to "Monroe & Conecuh Co., AL Marriages 1833-1880" by Colson & Colson. But it might be another Sarah Thames. To prove, need to find a record of the marriage of Sarah Stacy to Mr. Hall.)2 

Family

Sarah Thames (circa 1838 - Sep 1859)
ChartsWLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited22 Jul 2001

Citations

  1. E-mail to Warren L. Culpepper from Lee Y. Ponder (Thames researcher), 5611 Cypress Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32303, e-mail address.
  2. Lucy Wiggins Colson & Robert Ellis Colson, Monroe and Conecuh County, Alabama Marriages, 1833-1880, Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1983.
    Manning Stacy and Sarah Thames, 15 Nov 1857 at the home of John White, by A. J. Brown, J.P.

Martha A. Thames

Female, #43336, (circa 1841 - )
Father*Rev. Jesse T. Thames (6 Oct 1810 - 25 Nov 1872)
Mother*Mary Ann E. Broughton (8 May 1810 - 14 Oct 1883)
Birth*circa 1841 Martha was born at Monroe Co., Alabama, circa 1841.1,2 
Relocation1844 She was an accompanying familiy member in the relocation of Rev. Jesse T. Thames in 1844 at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama.2 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Mary, Cornelius, Steven, Nathaniel, Susan, Sarah, Martha, Jesse, Margaret and Nancy was listed as a household member living with Rev. Jesse T. Thames on the 1850 Census at Conecuh Co., Alabama.3 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Mary, Martha, Nancy, Jesse, Margaret, Charles and Lucy was listed as a household member living with Rev. Jesse T. Thames in the 1860 Census at Evergreen, Conecuh Co., Alabama.4 
ChartsWLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited31 Oct 2002

Citations

  1. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
  2. Hub Broughton e-mail, 2 Aug 2002.
  3. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Conecuh Co., AL, page 382 from Lee Ponder: Jesse Thames, 40, M, NC; Mary A. E. 40, F, SC; Cornelius 19, M, AL; Stephen, 13, M, AL; Nathaniel, 15, M, AL; Susan, 13, F, AL; Sarah, 12, F, AL; Martha A., 9, F, AL; Nancy, 6, F, AL; Jesse C, 3, M, AL; Margaret, 2, F, AL.
  4. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Evergreen, Conecuh Co., AL, pg 34, Hse 257, fam 329. From Lee Ponder: "Jesse Thames, 49, M, Farmer, RE=1000, PE=875, SC; Mary, 50, F, SC; Martha, 19, F, AL; Nancy, 16, F, AL; Jesse, 13, M, AL; Margaret, 11, F, AL; Charles, 9, M, AL; Lucy, 6, F, AL; Charlie Hall, 22, M, Farm Laborer, AL; Samel Landrum, 25, M, Teacher at school, SC."

Nancy T. Thames1

Female, #43337, (1843 - 1925)
Father*Rev. Jesse T. Thames (6 Oct 1810 - 25 Nov 1872)
Mother*Mary Ann E. Broughton (8 May 1810 - 14 Oct 1883)
Name Variation She was also known as Nan.2 
Birth*1843 Nancy was born at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama, in 1843.2 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Mary, Cornelius, Steven, Nathaniel, Susan, Sarah, Martha, Jesse, Margaret and Nancy was listed as a household member living with Rev. Jesse T. Thames on the 1850 Census at Conecuh Co., Alabama.3 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Mary, Martha, Nancy, Jesse, Margaret, Charles and Lucy was listed as a household member living with Rev. Jesse T. Thames in the 1860 Census at Evergreen, Conecuh Co., Alabama.4 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Mary, Nancy, Margaret, Lucy, Sarah and Rayford was listed as a household member living with Rev. Jesse T. Thames on the 1870 Census at Old Town, Conecuh Co., Alabama.5 
Death of Father25 Nov 1872 Her father Rev. Jesse T. Thames died on 25 Nov 1872 at Buckatunna, Wayne Co., Mississippi.6 
Married Namesay 1878  As of say 1878, her married name was Bryant. 
Marriage*say 1878 She married Thomas S. Bryant at Chilton Co., Alabama, say 1878.7 
1880 Census1 Jun 1880 Nancy was listed as Thomas S. Bryant's wife on the 1880 Census at Wayne Co., Mississippi.8 
Death of Mother14 Oct 1883 Her mother Mary Ann E. Broughton died on 14 Oct 1883 at Buckatunna, Wayne Co., Mississippi.9 
Photographedsay 1885 She appeared as a sister in a family photograph say 1885 at Conecuh Co., Alabama,
Six of the twelve children of Rev. Jesse T. and Mary A. E. Broughton Thames: The sisters pictured are Susan Thames, Lucy Thames and Nancy Thames, in unknown order

The brothers pictured are, left to right: Charlie R. Thames, Nathaniel Thames (great-grandfather of Mary Hollis who provided both of the photographs), and Cornelius Thames (great-great-grandfather of Culpepper Connections' publisher, Warren Culpepper.)10


Cornelius Alexander Thames & siblings
Death of Spouse15 Mar 1910 Her husband Thomas S. Bryant died on 15 Mar 1910.11 
Death*1925 She died in 1925.2 
Burial*1925 Her body was interred in 1925 at Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Buckatunna, Wayne Co., Mississippi.2 

Family

Thomas S. Bryant (13 Nov 1846 - 15 Mar 1910)
Marriage*say 1878 She married Thomas S. Bryant at Chilton Co., Alabama, say 1878.7 
ChartsWLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited26 Jan 2006

Citations

  1. E-mail to Warren L. Culpepper from Lee Y. Ponder (Thames researcher), 5611 Cypress Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32303, e-mail address.
  2. E-mail written 2001 to Warren L. Culpepper from Mary Hollis.
    9 Aug 2001 msg: "In Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Jesse Thames, Sep 15, 1846 - Apr 15, 1872; Nan Bryant, 1843-1925; Thomas S. Bryant.
  3. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Conecuh Co., AL, page 382 from Lee Ponder: Jesse Thames, 40, M, NC; Mary A. E. 40, F, SC; Cornelius 19, M, AL; Stephen, 13, M, AL; Nathaniel, 15, M, AL; Susan, 13, F, AL; Sarah, 12, F, AL; Martha A., 9, F, AL; Nancy, 6, F, AL; Jesse C, 3, M, AL; Margaret, 2, F, AL.
  4. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Evergreen, Conecuh Co., AL, pg 34, Hse 257, fam 329. From Lee Ponder: "Jesse Thames, 49, M, Farmer, RE=1000, PE=875, SC; Mary, 50, F, SC; Martha, 19, F, AL; Nancy, 16, F, AL; Jesse, 13, M, AL; Margaret, 11, F, AL; Charles, 9, M, AL; Lucy, 6, F, AL; Charlie Hall, 22, M, Farm Laborer, AL; Samel Landrum, 25, M, Teacher at school, SC."
  5. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Beat 6, Old Town, Conecuh Co., AL, page 2, Transcription by Gertrude Stevens: Jesse Thames, 59, M, Farmer, NC; Mary A., 60, F, Keepog house, RE=720, PE=1000, SC; Nancy T, 26, F, AL; Margaret, 20, F, AL; Lucy A, 15, F, AL; Sarah E. Hall, 31, F, AL; Radford Hall, 10, M, AL.
  6. Christian Index Obits, 1822-1879, 19 Dec 1987, pg 200, Col 1: Thames, Jesse, 63 yrs, b 10-6-1810, h. of Mary A E Boughton, d 11-24-1872, Wayne Co., MS.
  7. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Dis 2, Beat 2, Wayne Co., MS, based on LDS CD transcription.
  8. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Dis 2, Beat 2, Wayne Co., MS, page 288B, based on LDS CD transcription: T. Bryant, Self, M, Md, 37, Farmer, MS, MS, MS; N.T. Bryant, wife, F, Md, 37, AL, NC, SC; M.E. Thames, Mother-in-law, F, Wd, 70, SC, SC, SC; L.A. Wilkins, Sister-in-law, F, Wd, 26, AL, AL, SC; N.M. Wilkins, Other, M, S, 4, MS, MS, AL; O.C. Wilkins, Other, F, S, 3, MS, MS, AL; M.S. Boykin, Other, F, Wd, 32, AL, FR, AL; E.M. Boykin, Other, F, S, 27, AL, FR, AL; Lucretia, Other, F, S, 2, MS, AL, AL [M.S. and E.M appear to be sisters, with E.M. the mother of Lucretia].
  9. Jean Strickland & Patricia N. Edwards, Records of Wayne County, Mississippi: Cemetery Records, Moss Point, MS: Strickland & Edwards, 1987.
    "Mary A. E. Broughton Thames May 1810 - 14 Aug 1882 [sic]" Year of death actually appears as 1883 on her tombstone.
  10. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
    from Mary Hollis, great granddaughter of Nathaniel Thames.
  11. E-mail written 2001 to Warren L. Culpepper from Mary Hollis.
    9 Aug 2001 msg: "In Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Jesse Thames, Sep 15, 1846 - Apr 15, 1872; Nan Bryant, 1843-1925; Thomas S. Bryant 13 Nov 1846 - 15 Mar 1910.

Thomas S. Bryant1

Male, #43338, (13 Nov 1846 - 15 Mar 1910)
Birth*13 Nov 1846 Thomas was born on 13 Nov 1846.1 
Marriage*say 1878 He married Nancy T. Thames at Chilton Co., Alabama, say 1878.2 
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Wayne Co., Mississippi.3 
Death*15 Mar 1910 He died on 15 Mar 1910 at age 63.1 
Burial*after 15 Mar 1910 His body was interred after 15 Mar 1910 at Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Buckatunna, Wayne Co., Mississippi.1 

Family

Nancy T. Thames (1843 - 1925)
ChartsWLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited31 Oct 2002

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2001 to Warren L. Culpepper from Mary Hollis.
    9 Aug 2001 msg: "In Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Jesse Thames, Sep 15, 1846 - Apr 15, 1872; Nan Bryant, 1843-1925; Thomas S. Bryant 13 Nov 1846 - 15 Mar 1910.
  2. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Dis 2, Beat 2, Wayne Co., MS, based on LDS CD transcription.
  3. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Dis 2, Beat 2, Wayne Co., MS, page 288B, based on LDS CD transcription: T. Bryant, Self, M, Md, 37, Farmer, MS, MS, MS; N.T. Bryant, wife, F, Md, 37, AL, NC, SC; M.E. Thames, Mother-in-law, F, Wd, 70, SC, SC, SC; L.A. Wilkins, Sister-in-law, F, Wd, 26, AL, AL, SC; N.M. Wilkins, Other, M, S, 4, MS, MS, AL; O.C. Wilkins, Other, F, S, 3, MS, MS, AL; M.S. Boykin, Other, F, Wd, 32, AL, FR, AL; E.M. Boykin, Other, F, S, 27, AL, FR, AL; Lucretia, Other, F, S, 2, MS, AL, AL [M.S. and E.M appear to be sisters, with E.M. the mother of Lucretia].

Jesse C. Thames1

Male, #43339, (circa 1847 - )
Father*Rev. Jesse T. Thames (6 Oct 1810 - 25 Nov 1872)
Mother*Mary Ann E. Broughton (8 May 1810 - 14 Oct 1883)
Birth*circa 1847 Jesse was born at Alabama circa 1847.2 
Biography* Lee Y. Ponder Notes:
(Yvonne Fassett)
- Date of birth (Hubert Broughton)
- 1860 census Conecuh Co AL 034 Jesse 13 b AL hse of Jesse Thames b 1846-47.
 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Mary, Cornelius, Steven, Nathaniel, Susan, Sarah, Martha, Jesse, Margaret and Nancy was listed as a household member living with Rev. Jesse T. Thames on the 1850 Census at Conecuh Co., Alabama.3 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Mary, Martha, Nancy, Jesse, Margaret, Charles and Lucy was listed as a household member living with Rev. Jesse T. Thames in the 1860 Census at Evergreen, Conecuh Co., Alabama.4 
ChartsWLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited2 Nov 2001

Citations

  1. E-mail to Warren L. Culpepper from Lee Y. Ponder (Thames researcher), 5611 Cypress Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32303, e-mail address.
  2. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
  3. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Conecuh Co., AL, page 382 from Lee Ponder: Jesse Thames, 40, M, NC; Mary A. E. 40, F, SC; Cornelius 19, M, AL; Stephen, 13, M, AL; Nathaniel, 15, M, AL; Susan, 13, F, AL; Sarah, 12, F, AL; Martha A., 9, F, AL; Nancy, 6, F, AL; Jesse C, 3, M, AL; Margaret, 2, F, AL.
  4. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Evergreen, Conecuh Co., AL, pg 34, Hse 257, fam 329. From Lee Ponder: "Jesse Thames, 49, M, Farmer, RE=1000, PE=875, SC; Mary, 50, F, SC; Martha, 19, F, AL; Nancy, 16, F, AL; Jesse, 13, M, AL; Margaret, 11, F, AL; Charles, 9, M, AL; Lucy, 6, F, AL; Charlie Hall, 22, M, Farm Laborer, AL; Samel Landrum, 25, M, Teacher at school, SC."

Margaret L. Thames1

Female, #43340, (17 Nov 1848 - 15 Jun 1897)
Father*Rev. Jesse T. Thames (6 Oct 1810 - 25 Nov 1872)
Mother*Mary Ann E. Broughton (8 May 1810 - 14 Oct 1883)
Birth*17 Nov 1848 Margaret was born at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama, on 17 Nov 1848.2,3 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Mary, Cornelius, Steven, Nathaniel, Susan, Sarah, Martha, Jesse, Margaret and Nancy was listed as a household member living with Rev. Jesse T. Thames on the 1850 Census at Conecuh Co., Alabama.4 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Mary, Martha, Nancy, Jesse, Margaret, Charles and Lucy was listed as a household member living with Rev. Jesse T. Thames in the 1860 Census at Evergreen, Conecuh Co., Alabama.5 
1870 Census1 Jun 1870 Mary, Nancy, Margaret, Lucy, Sarah and Rayford was listed as a household member living with Rev. Jesse T. Thames on the 1870 Census at Old Town, Conecuh Co., Alabama.6 
Married Name2 Nov 1871  As of 2 Nov 1871, her married name was O'Gwynn. 
Marriage*2 Nov 1871 She married Charles D. O'Gwynn at Conecuh Co., Alabama, on 2 Nov 1871 at age 22. Charles and Margaret Thames O'Gwynn had at least two children: T. M. O'Gwynn, b 28 Oct 1872 and Mary O'Gwynn, b 26 Dec 1879.7,8 
Death of Father25 Nov 1872 Her father Rev. Jesse T. Thames died on 25 Nov 1872 at Buckatunna, Wayne Co., Mississippi.9 
Death of Mother14 Oct 1883 Her mother Mary Ann E. Broughton died on 14 Oct 1883 at Buckatunna, Wayne Co., Mississippi.10 
Death*15 Jun 1897 She died at Buckatunna, Wayne Co., Mississippi, on 15 Jun 1897 at age 48.3 
Burial*circa 16 Jun 1897 Her body was interred circa 16 Jun 1897 at Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Buckatunna, Wayne Co., Mississippi.3 

Family

Charles D. O'Gwynn (5 Aug 1850 - )
Marriage*2 Nov 1871 She married Charles D. O'Gwynn at Conecuh Co., Alabama, on 2 Nov 1871 at age 22. Charles and Margaret Thames O'Gwynn had at least two children: T. M. O'Gwynn, b 28 Oct 1872 and Mary O'Gwynn, b 26 Dec 1879.7,8 
ChartsWLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited3 Nov 2003

Citations

  1. E-mail to Warren L. Culpepper from Lee Y. Ponder (Thames researcher), 5611 Cypress Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32303, e-mail address.
  2. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
  3. E-mail written 2004-2008 to Warren Culpepper from Becky Thames-Simmons, http://www.theywentthatway.com/genealogy/index.php, e-mail address.
    "Records of Wayne Co., MS Cemetery Records, Book A", 1987, page 141.
  4. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Conecuh Co., AL, page 382 from Lee Ponder: Jesse Thames, 40, M, NC; Mary A. E. 40, F, SC; Cornelius 19, M, AL; Stephen, 13, M, AL; Nathaniel, 15, M, AL; Susan, 13, F, AL; Sarah, 12, F, AL; Martha A., 9, F, AL; Nancy, 6, F, AL; Jesse C, 3, M, AL; Margaret, 2, F, AL.
  5. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Evergreen, Conecuh Co., AL, pg 34, Hse 257, fam 329. From Lee Ponder: "Jesse Thames, 49, M, Farmer, RE=1000, PE=875, SC; Mary, 50, F, SC; Martha, 19, F, AL; Nancy, 16, F, AL; Jesse, 13, M, AL; Margaret, 11, F, AL; Charles, 9, M, AL; Lucy, 6, F, AL; Charlie Hall, 22, M, Farm Laborer, AL; Samel Landrum, 25, M, Teacher at school, SC."
  6. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Beat 6, Old Town, Conecuh Co., AL, page 2, Transcription by Gertrude Stevens: Jesse Thames, 59, M, Farmer, NC; Mary A., 60, F, Keepog house, RE=720, PE=1000, SC; Nancy T, 26, F, AL; Margaret, 20, F, AL; Lucy A, 15, F, AL; Sarah E. Hall, 31, F, AL; Radford Hall, 10, M, AL.
  7. Family Adventures, compiler, Early Alabama Marriages (36 vols.), Shreveport, Louisiana: J & W Ent., 1991, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 976.1 V2e.
    Thames. Page 62.
  8. E-mail written 2004-2008 to Warren Culpepper from Becky Thames-Simmons, http://www.theywentthatway.com/genealogy/index.php, e-mail address.
  9. Christian Index Obits, 1822-1879, 19 Dec 1987, pg 200, Col 1: Thames, Jesse, 63 yrs, b 10-6-1810, h. of Mary A E Boughton, d 11-24-1872, Wayne Co., MS.
  10. Jean Strickland & Patricia N. Edwards, Records of Wayne County, Mississippi: Cemetery Records, Moss Point, MS: Strickland & Edwards, 1987.
    "Mary A. E. Broughton Thames May 1810 - 14 Aug 1882 [sic]" Year of death actually appears as 1883 on her tombstone.

Charles D. O'Gwynn1

Male, #43341, (5 Aug 1850 - )
Birth*5 Aug 1850 Charles was born at Alabama on 5 Aug 1850. (s/o John O'Gwynn & Susannah Broughton WFT 4-2770.)2 
Marriage*2 Nov 1871 He married Margaret L. Thames at Conecuh Co., Alabama, on 2 Nov 1871 at age 21. Charles and Margaret Thames O'Gwynn had at least two children: T. M. O'Gwynn, b 28 Oct 1872 and Mary O'Gwynn, b 26 Dec 1879.3,2 

Family

Margaret L. Thames (17 Nov 1848 - 15 Jun 1897)
ChartsWLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited3 Nov 2003

Citations

  1. E-mail to Warren L. Culpepper from Lee Y. Ponder (Thames researcher), 5611 Cypress Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32303, e-mail address.
  2. E-mail written 2004-2008 to Warren Culpepper from Becky Thames-Simmons, http://www.theywentthatway.com/genealogy/index.php, e-mail address.
  3. Family Adventures, compiler, Early Alabama Marriages (36 vols.), Shreveport, Louisiana: J & W Ent., 1991, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 976.1 V2e.
    Thames. Page 62.

Charles Richard Thames1

Male, #43342, (20 Apr 1851 - 22 Apr 1928)
Father*Rev. Jesse T. Thames (6 Oct 1810 - 25 Nov 1872)
Mother*Mary Ann E. Broughton (8 May 1810 - 14 Oct 1883)
DNA* Charles has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Thomas Thames of Bladen Co., NC, born circa 1705/10.2 
Name Variation He was also known as Charlie. 
Birth*20 Apr 1851 Charles was born at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama, on 20 Apr 1851.3,4,5 
1860 Census1 Jun 1860 Mary, Martha, Nancy, Jesse, Margaret, Charles and Lucy was listed as a household member living with Rev. Jesse T. Thames in the 1860 Census at Evergreen, Conecuh Co., Alabama.6 
Marriage*21 Feb 1871 He married Mary M. Kelly (?) at Conecuh Co., Alabama, on 21 Feb 1871 at age 19.7 
Death of Father25 Nov 1872 His father Rev. Jesse T. Thames died on 25 Nov 1872 at Buckatunna, Wayne Co., Mississippi.8 
Birth of Son26 Aug 1877 His son William Jackson Thames was born on 26 Aug 1877.9 
Death of Mother14 Oct 1883 His mother Mary Ann E. Broughton died on 14 Oct 1883 at Buckatunna, Wayne Co., Mississippi.10 
Photographedsay 1885 He appeared as a brother in a family photograph say 1885 at Conecuh Co., Alabama,
Six of the twelve children of Rev. Jesse T. and Mary A. E. Broughton Thames: The sisters pictured are Susan Thames, Lucy Thames and Nancy Thames, in unknown order

The brothers pictured are, left to right: Charlie R. Thames, Nathaniel Thames (great-grandfather of Mary Hollis who provided both of the photographs), and Cornelius Thames (great-great-grandfather of Culpepper Connections' publisher, Warren Culpepper.)11


Cornelius Alexander Thames & siblings
Birth of Son7 Jan 1885 His son Charles Cleveland Thames was born on 7 Jan 1885.9 
Birth of Son14 Oct 1887 His son Thomas Edward Thames was born on 14 Oct 1887.9 
Birth of Son11 Aug 1892 His son Archie Weaver Thames was born on 11 Aug 1892 at Buckatunna, Wayne Co., Mississippi.9 
Birth of Son4 Nov 1894 His son Alfred Quine Thames was born on 4 Nov 1894 at Buckatunna, Wayne Co., Mississippi.12 
Death of Son12 Nov 1898 His son Alfred Quine Thames died on 12 Nov 1898 at Buckatunna, Wayne Co., Mississippi.12 
Death*22 Apr 1928 He died at Buckatunna, Wayne Co., Mississippi, on 22 Apr 1928 at age 77.5 
Burial*after 22 Apr 1928 His body was interred after 22 Apr 1928 at Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Buckatunna, Wayne Co., Mississippi.5 

Family

Mary M. Kelly (?) (17 Jun 1853 - 19 Feb 1934)
Marriage*21 Feb 1871 He married Mary M. Kelly (?) at Conecuh Co., Alabama, on 21 Feb 1871 at age 19.7 
Children
ChartsWLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited2 Nov 2010

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2004-2008 to Warren Culpepper from Becky Thames-Simmons, http://www.theywentthatway.com/genealogy/index.php, e-mail address.
    Regarding the middle name for Charles R. Thames, son of Rev. Jesse and Mary Broughton, some family members said it was Roscoe, others said Richard. From his son Willie Jackson Thames WW-I draft registration, where he spells Charlie's middle name in full, his middle name was Richard.
  2. Paul & Cheryl & Becky Thames, compiler, FTDNA Thames Project Results, Family Tree DNA, 2010.
    http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Thames-Timms-TimsDNAProject/default.aspx?section=results
  3. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
  4. E-mail written 2001 to Warren L. Culpepper from Mary Hollis.
    21 Apr 2002.
  5. Jean Strickland & Patricia N. Edwards, Records of Wayne County, Mississippi: Cemetery Records, Moss Point, MS: Strickland & Edwards, 1987.
    "Charlie R. Thames, 20 Apr 1851 - 22 Apr 1928."
  6. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Evergreen, Conecuh Co., AL, pg 34, Hse 257, fam 329. From Lee Ponder: "Jesse Thames, 49, M, Farmer, RE=1000, PE=875, SC; Mary, 50, F, SC; Martha, 19, F, AL; Nancy, 16, F, AL; Jesse, 13, M, AL; Margaret, 11, F, AL; Charles, 9, M, AL; Lucy, 6, F, AL; Charlie Hall, 22, M, Farm Laborer, AL; Samel Landrum, 25, M, Teacher at school, SC."
  7. Family Adventures, compiler, Early Alabama Marriages (36 vols.), Shreveport, Louisiana: J & W Ent., 1991, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 976.1 V2e.
    Grooms, Thames, Page 61.
  8. Christian Index Obits, 1822-1879, 19 Dec 1987, pg 200, Col 1: Thames, Jesse, 63 yrs, b 10-6-1810, h. of Mary A E Boughton, d 11-24-1872, Wayne Co., MS.
  9. E-mail written 2001 to Warren L. Culpepper from Mary Hollis.
    21 Apr 2002. Majority of info in e-mail originally provided in 1970 by Lillie Guy (Mrs. Archie Weaver) Thames, who made her home with her deceased husbands parents, Charlie and Mary Kelly Thames.
  10. Jean Strickland & Patricia N. Edwards, Records of Wayne County, Mississippi: Cemetery Records, Moss Point, MS: Strickland & Edwards, 1987.
    "Mary A. E. Broughton Thames May 1810 - 14 Aug 1882 [sic]" Year of death actually appears as 1883 on her tombstone.
  11. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
    from Mary Hollis, great granddaughter of Nathaniel Thames.
  12. Jean Strickland & Patricia N. Edwards, Records of Wayne County, Mississippi: Cemetery Records, Moss Point, MS: Strickland & Edwards, 1987.
    "Quinnie, son of C. R. & Mary M. Thames, 4 Nov 1894 - 12 Nov 1898."

Rev. William Thames1

Male, #43343, (before Oct 1759 - 10 Jan 1813)
Father*Joseph Thames2 (1732 - 1780)
Mother*Martha Elizabeth Newberry3 (c 1737 - 1815)
DNA* William has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Thomas Thames of Bladen Co., NC, born circa 1705/10.4 
Birth*before Oct 1759 William was born at Cumberland Co., North Carolina, before Oct 1759. There is no doubt, based on Bladen County tax records and his father Joseph's will, William was actually born before the month of October in 1759.5,6 
Marriage*say 1779 He married Lucy (?) say 1779. William and Lucy's children are all named in his brother Joseph's Will. 
Death of Father1780 His father Joseph Thames died in 1780 at Cumberland Co., North Carolina.2 
Birth of Son18 Oct 1780 His son Rev. David Thames was born on 18 Oct 1780 at Cumberland Co., North Carolina.7 
Tax roll*1781 William and Thomas registered to pay taxes
     William and Thomas are shown jointly paying polls on the 1781 Bladen Co. Tax Exempt List. They are probably still living together in 1784 since William is paying two polls that year.6 
Birth of Sonsay 1782 His son James Thames was born say 1782 at Cumberland Co., North Carolina.7 
Biography*20 Mar 1782 No. 2368. State of North Carolina 20th March 1782. As an order for the District of Wilmington. This is to Certify that William Thims is allowed The sum of five Pounds Three Shillings and Six pence Specie for his Services in the Militia as Witnessed on Pay-Roll No. 1114 Wilkson, Lewis Holmes. Clk Tho Routledges.6 
Birth of Soncirca 1787 His son Rev. Cornelius B. Thames was born circa 1787 at Cumberland Co., North Carolina
Birth of Son1788 His son William Thames was born in 1788 at Cumberland Co., North Carolina.7 
1790 Census*2 Aug 1790 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1790 Census on 2 Aug 1790 at Cumberland Co., North Carolina.8 
Occupation*1796 He was Reverend William Thames was Pastor of the Cape Fear Baptist Church when it joined the Nuese Association in 1796. William was a pioneer Baptist Elder in the Nuese Association and was given the duty of traveling and preaching at many of the Churches in that Association. He is given credit with being an eloquent speaker with "great ability to spread God's Word". His son's David and Cornelius followed in his path as Baptist Ministers.

William was an RS. in 1796 at Cumberland Co., North Carolina.6 
1800 Census*4 Aug 1800 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1800 Census at Cumberland Co., North Carolina.9 
1810 Census*6 Aug 1810 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1810 Census at Cumberland Co., North Carolina.10 
Deed*23 Mar 1812 He granted a deed to Rev. Cornelius B. Thames, with Rev. David Thames as an adjacent landowner on 23 Mar 1812 at Cumberland Co., North Carolina,

Cumberland County Deed Book 20; page 472. March 23, 1812 William Thames to Cornelius Thames for love and affection 77 and 1/2 acres along the Fayetteville to Wilmington Road between the land of David Thames and the land William retains.11 
Death of Spouse23 Nov 1812 His wife Lucy (?) died on 23 Nov 1812 at Cumberland Co., North Carolina.6 
Death*10 Jan 1813 He died at Bladen Co., North Carolina, on 10 Jan 1813
"Abstracts of Vital Records from Raleigh NC. Newspapers 1799-1819", by Lois Neal quotes the obituary which appeared in a Raleigh Newspaper on Friday, January 22, 1813. "Died on the 23d of November last, Mrs. Lucy Thames, in the 51st year of her age; and, on the 18th inst., her husband, Elder William Thames, Pastor of the Cape Fear Baptist Church, in the 53rd year of his age. ...numerous and lovely offspring...." The date of death that appeared in the Raleigh Newspaper conflicts with the date of 10 January 1813 on his will which appears to be correct.6 
Will*10 Jan 1813 He made a will at Bladen Co., North Carolina, on 10 Jan 1813, naming as executor(s) Rev. David Thames and Joseph Thames.

Nuncupative (oral) Will. Died 10 Jan 1813 at house of Joseph Cain, Esq. of Bladen Co. Previous to death, William Thames called in Joseph Thames & Joseph Cain, sons William & James, "We the underwritten subscribers the first of kin and sole heirs of William Thames dec'd do hereby relinquish our right of adm on the estate of our father unto our brother David Thames." Jan 20, 1813. Stephen Wiggins, James Newberry, William Thames, Jonathan Coore, Correch Thames. Wit: Chas McAllester, Jas. Thames.

When the Reverend William Thames died, he had an abundance of "Worldly Goods". The administrators of his estate David Thames (son), Joseph Thames (his brother) and Charles McAllester (Joseph's son-in-law) were required to post a bond of 1000 pounds, current money to the Cumberland Co. NC Court. This Administrators Bond was executed on 1 March 1813.6
 

Family

Lucy (?) (1761 - 23 Nov 1812)
Marriage*say 1779 He married Lucy (?) say 1779. William and Lucy's children are all named in his brother Joseph's Will. 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
WLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited29 Oct 2010

Citations

  1. E-mail to Warren L. Culpepper from Lee Y. Ponder (Thames researcher), 5611 Cypress Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32303, e-mail address.
  2. Dorothy Thames Emert, A Thames Family History, 2002.
    p. 63.
  3. Dorothy Thames Emert, A Thames Family History, 2002.
    pp. 63-64.
  4. Paul & Cheryl & Becky Thames, compiler, FTDNA Thames Project Results, Family Tree DNA, 2010.
    http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Thames-Timms-TimsDNAProject/default.aspx?section=results
  5. Walt Gabennesch post on Thames Forum at Geneaology.com, 6 Nov 2001: "William born 1759 Bladen Co. died January 18, 1813 Cumberland Co. NC. Based on Bladen Co. tax list and Raleigh NC newspaper obituary. (Joseph & William must have been born within thirteen months of each other)."
  6. Walt Gabennesch post on Thames Forum at Geneaology.com, 22 May 2002.
  7. Dorothy Thames Emert, A Thames Family History, 2002.
    p. 105.
  8. 1790 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Cumberland Co., NC, page 41, Transcribed from Ancestry.com image by Warren Culpepper: William Theames, 1M16+, 4M0-15, 4F, 0 Slaves.
  9. 1800 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Cumberland Co., NC, page 381, Transcribed from Ancestry.com image by Warren Culpepper: William Theames, 1M0-9, 2M10-15, 1M16-25, 1M26-44, 1M45+, 2F0-9, 1F16-25, 1F26-44, 1F45+, 0 slaves.
  10. 1810 Federal Census, United States.
    Capt Jackson's District, Cumberland Co., NC, page 247
    Transcribed from Ancestry.com image by Warren Culpepper
    1M10-15, 4M16-25, 1M45+, 1F10-15, 1F45+, 0 slaves.
  11. Walt Gabennesch post on Thames Forum at Geneaology.com, 6 Nov 2001.
  12. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Larson-Morgan GEDCOM (2003 Jan) by David Larson.

Lucy (?)1,2

Female, #43344, (1761 - 23 Nov 1812)
Ancestry Unknown* Information about the ancestry and siblings of Lucy (?) is wanted. See page footer for contact information. 
Birth*1761 Lucy was born in 1761.3 
Marriage*say 1779 She married Rev. William Thames say 1779. William and Lucy's children are all named in his brother Joseph's Will. 
Married Namesay 1779  As of say 1779, her married name was Thames. 
Birth of Son18 Oct 1780 Her son Rev. David Thames was born on 18 Oct 1780 at Cumberland Co., North Carolina.4 
Birth of Sonsay 1782 Her son James Thames was born say 1782 at Cumberland Co., North Carolina.4 
Birth of Soncirca 1787 Her son Rev. Cornelius B. Thames was born circa 1787 at Cumberland Co., North Carolina
Birth of Son1788 Her son William Thames was born in 1788 at Cumberland Co., North Carolina.4 
1790 Census2 Aug 1790 Lucy was probably a free white female in Rev. William Thames's household on the 1790 Census at Cumberland Co., North Carolina.5 
1800 Census4 Aug 1800 Lucy was probably a free white female, age 26 and under 45, in Rev. William Thames's household on the 1800 Census at Cumberland Co., North Carolina.6 
1810 Census6 Aug 1810 Lucy was probably a free white female, age 45 or over, in Rev. William Thames's household on the 1810 Census at Cumberland Co., North Carolina.7 
Death*23 Nov 1812 She died at Cumberland Co., North Carolina, on 23 Nov 1812
"Abstracts of Vital Records from Raleigh NC. Newspapers 1799-1819", by Lois Neal quotes the obituary which appeared in a Raleigh Newspaper on Friday, January 22, 1813. "Died on the 23d of November last, Mrs. Lucy Thames, in the 51st year of her age; and, on the 18th inst., her husband, Elder William Thames, Pastor of the Cape Fear Baptist Church, in the 53rd year of his age. ...numerous and lovely offspring...."2 

Family

Rev. William Thames (before Oct 1759 - 10 Jan 1813)
Marriage*say 1779 She married Rev. William Thames say 1779. William and Lucy's children are all named in his brother Joseph's Will. 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
WLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited15 Dec 2007

Citations

  1. Lucy's maiden name, we believe, absolutely could not have been Carver. The two Carver families of Bladen and Cumberland Co's. NC have been carefully researched by the eminent Cumberland Co. NC genealogist William C. Fields III, who is a descendent of both families, no Lucy.
  2. Walt Gabennesch post on Thames Forum at Geneaology.com, 22 May 2002.
  3. Lois S. Neal, Abstract of Vital Records from Raleigh NC Newspapers, 1799-1819, .
    "Died on the 23d of Nov Last, Mrs. Lucy Thames, in the 51st year..."
  4. Dorothy Thames Emert, A Thames Family History, 2002.
    p. 105.
  5. 1790 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Cumberland Co., NC, page 41, Transcribed from Ancestry.com image by Warren Culpepper: William Theames, 1M16+, 4M0-15, 4F, 0 Slaves.
  6. 1800 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Cumberland Co., NC, page 381, Transcribed from Ancestry.com image by Warren Culpepper: William Theames, 1M0-9, 2M10-15, 1M16-25, 1M26-44, 1M45+, 2F0-9, 1F16-25, 1F26-44, 1F45+, 0 slaves.
  7. 1810 Federal Census, United States.
    Capt Jackson's District, Cumberland Co., NC, page 247
    Transcribed from Ancestry.com image by Warren Culpepper
    1M10-15, 4M16-25, 1M45+, 1F10-15, 1F45+, 0 slaves.
  8. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Larson-Morgan GEDCOM (2003 Jan) by David Larson.

Nathaniel Broughton1

Male, #43345, (say 1768 - before Jul 1852)
Father*Edward Broughton (s 1740 - )
Mother*Elizabeth Ragan (s 1743 - )
Birth*say 1768 Nathaniel was born at South Carolina say 1768. 
Marriage*say 1801 He married Sarah Benbow at Sumter District, South Carolina, say 1801. 
Will*24 Apr 1852 Will of Nathaniel Broughton. Filed February 23, 1859 (Transcribed by Hub Broughton)
In the name of God amen I Nathaniel Broughton of the county of Green & state of Mississippi being of sound mind and disposing memory do make this my last will & testament hereby revoking all & every will or wills by me heretofore made.
In the first place, I give and commend my soul to the merciful being who formed it and my body to the earth to be decently intered in such manner & form as my friends may deem fit and advisable.
In the second place, I give and bequeath unto Sarah Broughton of the county of Monroe in the state of Alabama all of my negroe slaves to wit, Martha & her three children Anderson, Caroline and Mary together with all my household & kitchen furniture to have & to hold and to use the same during her life. And after her death it is my will & desire that the negro slaves be sold and the proceeds of said slaves equally divided between my two daughters to wit, Sarah Brown & Susan OGwynn and their bodily heirs.
And it is further my desire that my negro slave Henry to be put with a certain negro man named Kiah belonging to Churchwell Jones to learn the carpenter trade until the age of twenty one years of age. At which period of twenty one years
I will and desire that said boy Henry should have his freedom. I also will & desire that my mare & colt should be sold and the proceeds of said sale put to interest for the said boy Henry to be paid to him when he arrives at twenty one years.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal on the 24th day of April AD 1852. Nathaniel Broughton (seal). Signed in the presence of Farquhar McLeod, Walter Denny

By way of Codicil to my last will & testament & in addition to the matters and things contained therein, I will and desire that the negro woman & her three children be sold all in a lot at the time and for the purpose before mentioned. And I hereby appoint Jesse Thames & Washington H. Aladridge to remove the property to Monroe County and to see that the whole of said will be faithfully carried out. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 23rd June 1852. (seal)

State of Mississipi, Green County. In the Probate Court of said County July Term 1852. In the matter of the estate of Nathaniel Broughton, deceased. Personally appeared in open court, Walter Denny, one of the subscribing witnesses to a certain instrument of writing perporting to be the last will & testament of Nathaniel Broughton, late of said county deceased, who having first been duly sworn deposeth & saith that the said Nathaniel Broughton signed, published and declared said instrument as his last will & testement on the 24th day of April A.D. 1852, the day of the date of said instrument in the presence of this deponant & in the presence of Farquhar McLeod the other subscribing witness to said instrument, that testator was then of sound & disposing mind & memory, twenty one years of age or upwards and that he, desponant, and Farquhar McLeod subscribed & attested said instrument as witness to the signature & publication thereof at the special instance and request and in the presence of said testater & in the presence of each other on the day and year of the date thereof. /s/ Walter Denny. Sworn to & subscribed in open court. Attest D.T. McInnis, Clerk

The State of Mississippi, Green County. I, William C. Denmark, Clerk of the Probate Court of said county of Green & State of Mississippi hereby certify that the foregoing pages from one to three contain a full & perfect transcript of the last will & testament of Nathaniel Broughton dec'd on file in this office & of the probate thereof in this court. Given under my hand & seal of office this 16th day of Feb. A.D. 1859. Wm. C. Denmark, Clerk

I, James Walley, Judge of the Probate Court of the county of Green & State of Mississippi do certify that Wm. C. Denmark whose certificate under the seal of said court which concludes the preceeding transcript was at the date thereof & is the Clerk of Court, duly elected and qualified & that his said certificate & attestation bears his genuine signature & is in due form of law. Given under my hand & private seal this the 16th day of Feb. 1859. James Walley (seal.)2


 
Death*before Jul 1852 He died before Jul 1852. 
Probate*Jul 1852 Probate of Nathaniel Broughton's Estate.

November 3, 1852 - (Order Book #2, p. 441)
NATH'L BROUGHTON dec'd - Estate of
This day came CHAS. R. BOUGHTON and made application for letters of Administration on the estate of NATHANIEL BROUGHTON, dec'd and no objection appearing to said application and he having qualified & entered into Bond in the sum of One thousand eight hundres Dollars with W. H. ALDRIDGE & E. W. ROBERTS as securities, which is hereby approved. It is therefore Ordered and decreed that the said CHAS. R. BROUGHTON be and he is hereby appointed Admr. on the Estate of NATHANIEL BROUGHTON, dec'd and that Letters issue accordingly - Ordered that E. W. ROBERTS, L. B. ROBBINS & L. MYERS be and they are hereby appointed appraisers of the Estate of NATH'L BROUGHTON, dec'd.

November Term 1852 - (Order Book #2, p. 445)
NATH'L BROUGHTON, dec'd - Estate of
This day came CHAS. R. BROUGHTON & tendered in writing his resignation as Admr of the Estate of NATH'L BROUGHTON, dec'd. It is therefore Ordered that said resignation be accepted and placed on file. Then came JESSE THAMES and made application for Lettersof Administration on said Estate and no objection appearing to said application and he having qualified & entered into Bond in the sum of Six thousand eight hundred Dollars with C. R. BROUGHTON and E. W. ROBERTS as securities which is hereby approved. It is therefore Ordered & Decreed that said JESSE THAMES be & he is hereby appointed Admr de bonis non on the Estate of NATHANIEL BROUGHTON, dec'd and that Letters issue accordingly.

December Term 1853 - (Order Book #2, p. 543)
NATH'L BROUGHTON, dec'd - Estate of
Ordered that the Inventory of the Estate of NATH'L BROUGHTON dec'd as this day returned by JESSE THAMES Admr be received, recorded & placed on file.

December 12, 1853 - Filed - (Inventory Book "C", p. 88)
A true and perfect inventory of the Estate of NATHL. BROUGHTON, dec'd on this day made by JESSE THAMES, Admr to Wit:
Amt. received of GEORGE CLOTHIER, sheriff of Monroe County, on the case of NATH'L BROUGHTON vs Wm. F. ANDRESS, Dec. 12/53 $486.35

The State of Alabama - Monroe County
Before me, CHAS. H. FOSTER, Judge of Probate of said county personally came JESSE THAMES, Admr on the Estate of NATHL. BROUGHTON, dec'd and made oath that the above is a true and perfect inventory of all the personal property in this State that has come to his possession. /s/ JESSE THAMES. Sworn to & subscribed December 12th, 1853. C. H. FOSTER, Judge

June Term 1855 - (Order Book #3, p. 99)
NATH'L BROUGHTON, dec'd - Estate of
Ordered that M. P. STEVENS, W. H. ALDREDGE & C. R. BROUGHTON be & they are hereby appointed appraisers of the Estate of NATHANIEL BROUGHTON, dec'd.
Ordered that the Inventory & appraisement of the Estate of NATH'L BROUGHTON, dec'd be received, recorded & placed on file.
This day came JESSE THAMES, Admr on the Estate of NATHL BROUGHTON, dec'd and filed his petition (under oath) setting forth that it is necessary to sell all the personal property of said Estate in order to pay the debts a/c. and praying for an order of Sale. Whereupon it is Ordered by the Court that the second Monday of July next be appointed for the hearing of said Petition and that notice thereof be given by publication in the "Claiborne Southerner" for three successive weeks so that all persons concerned in adverse interest may appear & contest the same if they think proper.

June 12, 1855 - Filed - (Inventory Book "C", p. 342)
A supplemental Inventory and Appraisement of the personal Estate of NATHANIEL BROUGHTON, dec'd to Wit:

One negro woman, MARTHA, and infant $ 800.00
One negro boy HENRY 700.00
One negro boy ANDREW 700.00
One negro girl CAROLINE 500.00
One negro girl MARY 350.00
One negro boy DEMPSEY 300.00
$3350.00

The State of Alabama - Monroe County
Before me, C. H. FOSTER, Judge of Probate of said County, came JESSE THAMES, Admr on the Estate of NATH'L BROUGHTON, dec'd and made oath that the above is a true and correct Inventory of all the ballance of the personal property of said Estate that has come to his knowledge or possession. /s/ JESSE THAMES. Sworn to and subscribed June 6th, 1855 - C. H. FOSTER

The State of Alabama - Monroe county
Before me, E. W. ROBERTS, Clerk of the Circuit Court of said County came M. P. STEVENS, W. H. ALDRIDGE and C. R. BROUGHTON, appraisers and upon oath say that the foregoing appraisement of the personal property of Estate of NATHANIEL BROUGHTON, dec'd this day presented to us by the Admr. is correct to the best of our judgement and belief. /s/ M. P. STEVENS, W. H. ALDRIDGE, C. R. BROUGHTON. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th June 1855, E. W. ROBERTS, Clerk Cir. Court

July Term 1855 - (Order Book #3, p. 106)
NATH'L BROUGHTON, dec'd - Estate of
This day came JESSE THAMES Admr on the Estate of NATHANIEL BROUGHTON, dec'd the said having been appointed for the hearing of his Petition for a Sale of all the personal property of of said Estate, and the notice required by law having been given and no person coming to contest, It is therefore Ordered that said Admr be & he is hereby authorized to sell all of the personal property of said Estate on a credit of twelve months (except one negro for cash) after giving thirty days previos notice and otherwise conducting said sale as required by law.

August Term 1855 - (Order Book #3, p. 111)
NATH'L BROUGHTON, dec'd - Estate of
Ordered that the Sale Bill of the Estate of NATH'L BROUGHTON dec'd be received, recorded & placed on file.

August 13, 1855 - Filed - (Inventory Book "C", p. 360)
Sale bill of Estate of N. BROUGHTON sold on the 13th day of August 1855 on 12 months credit except as to HENRY sold for cash.

HENRY To CHARLES R. BROUGHTON $ 700.00
CAROLINE " D.O. 475.00
ANDREW " D.O. 700.00
MARTHA, MARY, DEMPSEY & MARTHA D.O. 1245.00
$3120.00

State of Alabama - Monroe County
Before me, C. H. FOSTER, Judge of Probate personally appeared JESSE THAMES, Admr of Est. of N. BROUGHTON, dec'd who first being duly sworn deposeth & upon oath saith that the foregoing Sale Bill is correct. /s/ JESSE THAMES
Sworn t and subscribed before me Aug. 13/55 - C. H. FOSTER, Judge

March 7, 1859 - Special Term - (Order Book #4, p. 24)
NATHANIEL BROUGHTON - Estate of
This day came JESSE THAMES the Adme with the Will aannexed of said Estate and filed his account & Vouchers for a final settlement of said Estate. whereupon it is Ordered by the Court that the fourth Monday of March Inst. be appointed for said settlement & that publication be made by advertisement in the "Southern Champion" for three successive weeks, so that all persons concerned in adverse interest may appear and contest said settlement if they think proper.

March 28, 1859 - Special Term - (Order Book #4, p. 27)
NATH'L BROUGHTON - Estate of
Ordered that the final settlement of said Estate be continued to the second Monday of April next.

April 11, 1859 - (Order Book #4, p. 33)
NATH'L BROUGHTON, Sr. , dec'd - Estate of
This day came JESSE THAMES, the Admr. with the Will annexed of said Estate, the same having been appointed by continuance for a final settlement of said Estate. And the notice required by a previous Order of Court having been given. And it appearing to the Court that SARAH BROUGHTON, the legatee in said Will is dead. And JOHN O'GWYNN, in right of his wife, and SARAH BROWN, the residuary legatees, now appearing in open Court. And the account of said Admr being examined, audited & stated. It appears that said Admr is chargeable with the sum of Four thousand four hundred & eighty-eight 12/100 Dollars. And that he has justly expended in & about the costs & charges necessary & incident to said administration & in the payment of the just debts of said dec'd the sum of Two thousand nine hundred & fourteen 99/100 Dollars. And Five hundred & forty & 40/100 Dollars in the support and maintenance of SARAH BROUGHTON, the legatee according to the provisions of said Will. Leaving a balance in hand of said Admr. on this Settlement of One thousand & thirty-two 78/100 Dollars for distribution among those entitled. And it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that SARAH BROWN & SUSAN O'GWYNN are each entitled to the sum of Five hundred & sixteen 36/100 Dollars of said residue of balance. It is therefore Ordered, adjudged & decreed that said SARAH BROWN and SUSAN O'GWYNN do each have & recover of & from the said JESSE THAMES the sum of five hundred & sixteen 36/100 Dollars for which execution may issue. It is further Ordered that said Estate be finally closed and that the a/c current as stated be recorded & placed on file.

March 7, 1859 - Filed - (Inventory Book "E", pp. 421 & 422)
Recorded April 11, 1859 (note: the book has a "B" on the cover instead of a "E")
JESSE THAMES, Admr cum testamento annexs of Est. of NATHANIEL BROUGHTON, dec'd in a/c final settlement April 10, 1859.


Admr. charges himself
08/13/56 to sale of negroes $3120.00
Int. 664.20 $3784.20
12/12/53 to Amt. rec'd of ANDRESS 486.35
Int. 217.57 703.92
________
$4488.12

01/27/57 1. By EVANS & CHAPMANS recpt $ 250.00
Int. 44.16 294.16
2. By CHAS. A. SMITH recpt 125.00
Int. 22.08 147.08
10/01/56 3. By W. P. LESLIE recpt 653.34
Int. 132.10 785.44
04/05/58 4. By CHARLES SMITH recpt 25.00
Int. 2.00 27.00
05/--/53 5. By HILLMAN witness ticket 3.16
Int. 1.50 4.66
11/--/53 6. By HILLMAN witness ticket 2.16
Int. .90 3.06
05/--/54 7. By HILLMAN witness ticket 6.00
Int. 2.40 8.40
05/--/54 8. By L. D. SMITHS witness 4.32
Int. 1.72 6.04
07/--/52 9. By Dr. MAYORS bill 18.00
Int. 9.72 27.72
07/--/52 10. By Dewit's (?) bill 5.50
Int. 2.98 8.48
01/02/55 11. By Shff rcpt 17.80
Int. 5.46 23.26
11/13/52 12. By C. H. FOSTER 2.50
Int. 1.26 3.76
________
$1339.06
05/13/53 13. Judge DOWSANS fee 25.00
Int. 11.70 36.70
06/--/55 14. Clothes furnished negroes 16.50
Int. 5.06 21.56
06/--/55 15. Expenses bringing negroes from Miss 30.00
Int. 11.60 41.60
07/--/52 16. Expenses bringing corpse from Miss 45.00
Int. 24.30 69.30
02/17/59 17. PARKER Admr. recpt 20.75
Int. .35 21.10
03/28/59 18. J. GRAY's a/c in suit 198.00
19. CHAS R. BROUGHTON a/c 540.40
20. CHAS. R. BROUGHTON a/c 150.00
21. E. W. ROBERTS a/c of parties in interest 200.00
Compensation to Admr. by consent 100.00
Court fees 14.00
22. W. DENMARK recpt 1.50
By interest on $125.00 pd E. W. ROBERTS on 01/27/57 22.17
________
$3455.39
In hands of Admr. to be be distributed between 1032.73
SARAH BROWN & SUSAN OGUYNN $4488.12
according to the Will $516.36 1/2 to each

The State of Alabama - Monroe County
I, M. McCORVEY, Judge of Probate hereby certify, JESSE THAMES, Admr. of Est. of N. BROUGHTON, personally appeared before me & being first duly sworn upon oath says the foregoing acount is correct. /s/ JESSE THAMES. Before me April 11, 1859, M. McCORVEY, Judge. The preceeding a/c examined & stated by the Court & Ordered to be recorded. April 11, 1859. M. McCORVEY, Judge

Notes of interest:
1. Based on the date of the Codicil to the Will (June 23, 1852), the probate of the Will in Greene County, MS (July Term - 1852), and the July 1852 date of several of the bills in the final account settlement, it would appear that Nathaniel Broughton died about the first of July in 1852.
2. The body of Nathaniel Broughton was brought back to Monroe County, AL in July of 1852 (see item #16 of the final settlement of accounts).
3. Sarah Broughton is dead by March 28, 1859 and the money ($540.40) paid out of the Estate for her support was paid to Charles R. Broughton (see item #19 of the final settlement of accounts).
4. The negroe slaves remained in Mississippi from June 1852 through June 1855 (see items #14 & #15 of the final settlement of accounts).
5. The negro woman, Martha, had two(2) more children, Dempsey and Martha, between June 1852 and June 1855.
6. Martha and her children are sold together (in compliance with the Will) along with Henry to Charles R. Broughton. In the Will transcript from Greene County, MS one of Martha's children is refered to as "Andersen", but in the Sale Bill from Monroe County, AL he is refered to as "Andrew".
7. The expenses as shown on the final settlement of accounts only add up to $2755.39 instead of the $3455.39 shown. This is a differeence of $700.00 (the price Charles R. Broughton paid for Henry). I have often wondered if there was an "unwritten" charge to the estate to re-imburse Charles R. Broughton the purchase money of Henry in order that Henry might be given his freedom upon attaining the age of 21 as set forth in the Will.3
 
Biography* Herbert W. "Hub" Broughton and Mary Lee Barnes Notes:
Nathaniel Broughton, son of Edward Broughton & Elizabeth Ragan Broughton, married Sarah Benbow around 1800-1802, though no documented proof has been located.
.
Nathaniel was on the Sumter County, South Carolina census in 1810, but he would not remain in his home state. He left what is present-day Sumter, SC area and settled in Monroe County, Alabama around 1814-7. Sarah Broughton appears on a list of charter members of the Old Salem Church, Monroe County, Alabama in 1817. Edward Broughton, believed to be Nathaniel's father, is listed as deceased in the same church records that same year. Also in 1817, church records indicate a Conference met concerning the baptism of several including Rachel and Mary Ann Broughton. In July 27, 1839, Nathaniel and Sarah Broughton were still listed as members on the church records.
.
Old Cahaba land records of Broughtons in Alabama list a Nathaniel Broughton in Monroe County on May 5, 1819 and an Edward T. Broughton in Monroe County on October 28, 1836.

Children. Compiling information from a variety of sources indicates Nathaniel and Sarah had the following children...
- James R. Broughton, born 1803 in South Carolina
- Edward Thomas Broughton , born 1805 in South Carolina - married Rachel Winborne Walker
- Nathaniel William Broughton, born 1807-8 in South Carolina - married Ann Nettles
- Charles Richard Broughton, born 1810 in Green County, Georgia - married Mary R. Snell.
- Sarah Broughton - married William Brown
- Susannah Broughton, born 1814 in Alabama - married John O'Gwynne
- Mary Ann Broughton: One book written by a descendant shows Mary Ann ("Mary A. E.") Broughton as the daughter of Nathaniel and Sarah, born May 4, 1810 and died October 14, 1883 in Bucatunna, Mississippi - married to Jesse Cornelius Thames, a Baptist minister. But that same book quotes another source "Proud to Remember", by Kearl, that states Mary Ann is Edward Broughton's daughter and therefore Nathaniel's sister. Neither source gives documented proof of a connection. (Warren Culpepper note: The Kearl book is riddled with errors and in a National Genealogical Quarterly review, the reviewer concluded that the book had no genealogical value. As Edward never moved from SC, it seems quite unlikely that Mary Ann could be Edward's daughter. But, there is no proof that she is Nathaniel's daughter, either, but she has been listed as such within this family tree as I believe that is the most likely relationship.)

Death. For some unknown reason Nathaniel would head further west for a short time prior to his death. At age 82, he is listed on the 1850 census living with a grandson, Nathaniel W. Broughton (age 23) in Green County, Leakville, Mississippi. Nathaniel died in 1852. His handwritten will, witnessed by Walter Denny and Fasgeher M Leah, was filed in Monroe County, Alabama. In it, he left his wife Sarah, the estate of 4 slaves plus all household and kitchen furniture. After her death, the slaves were to be sold and the money equally divided between his two daughters, Sarah Brown and Susan O'Gwynne. His wife, Sarah died in Monroe County, AL in 1859. Nathaniel also left instructions in his will that his slave, Henry, was to learn carpentry and, at age 21, be given his freedom. Jesse Thames and Washington Aldreidge were appointed to remove the property and see "that the whole of said will be carried out" in Codicil dated June 23, 1852.
 

Family

Sarah Benbow (circa 1780 - )
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited25 Apr 2010

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2001 to Warren Culpepper from Herbert W. "Hub" Broughton.
  2. Hub Broughton Web SIte: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/2872/nathanwill.html
  3. Transcribed by Herbert W. Broughton (with notes of interest at end of documents) January 19, 1999 from the Order Books and Inventory Books of Monroe County, Alabama. Trancription found at: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/2872/estatenb.html

Sarah Benbow1

Female, #43346, (circa 1780 - )
Father*Richard Benbow (bt 1735 - 1745 - c 1783)
Mother*Sarah (?)2 (bt 1735 - 1745 - )
Birth*circa 1780 Sarah was born at South Carolina circa 1780.3 
Will26 Sep 1782 Sarah, Susanna, Adam, Sarah, Mary and Elizabeth named as heir(s) in the will of Richard Benbow at Saint Mark's Parish, Craven Co., South Carolina, on 26 Sep 1782.2 
Marriage*say 1801 She married Nathaniel Broughton at Sumter District, South Carolina, say 1801. 
Married Namesay 1801  As of say 1801, her married name was Broughton. 
Biography* Herbert W. "Hub" Broughton and Mary Lee Barnes Notes:
Sarah was a South Carolina-native who was born in 1780 (according to the 1850 census of Monroe County). She is believed to be the daughter of Richard Benbow, who listed a minor daughter Sarah in his will dated 1784. Sarah would name one of her sons Richard and one of Sarah's great-granddaughters would bear the name Benbow as her middle name. 

Family

Nathaniel Broughton (say 1768 - before Jul 1852)
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited25 Apr 2010

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2001 to Warren Culpepper from Herbert W. "Hub" Broughton.
  2. Craven County Wills, Loose papers, Repository: Camden SC Archives & Museum.
    Will of Richard Benbow, Will Book A1, Page 144.
  3. 1850 Federal Census, United States.

Richard Benbow1

Male, #43347, (between 1735 and 1745 - circa 1783)
Father*(?) Benbow (bt 1700 - 1725 - )
Ancestry Unknown* Information about the ancestry and siblings of Richard Benbow is wanted. See page footer for contact information. 
Birth*between 1735 and 1745 Richard was born between 1735 and 1745. 
Marriage*between 1758 and 1763 He married Sarah (?) between 1758 and 1763.2 
Birth of Sonbetween 1760 and 1764 His son Adam Benbow was born between 1760 and 1764. 
Will*26 Sep 1782 He made a will at Saint Mark's Parish, Craven Co., South Carolina, on 26 Sep 1782. In the name of God Amen. I, Richard Benbow of Saint Marks Parish Craven County in the State of South Carolina, Planter, being of perfect mind and memory (Blessed be God) do make this my Last Will & Testament in manner and form following.

Imprimis. It is my will that all my just debts and funeral charges all be paid by my Executors hereafter named within some short time after my decease.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my loving wife, Sarah Benbow, her living on my plantation or with my children during her widowhood.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my loving son Adam Benbow my plantation or tract of land in Saint Mark's Parish, Craven County, in the neighborhood wherein I now live, containing two hundred acres adjoining lands of John Cassels and John Daniels, to him, his heirs and assigns forever.

Item. I give and bequeath all and singularly my goods, chattle, negroes and my tract of land whereon I now live containing two hundred acres (after my loving daughter Sarah shall attain the age of eighteen years and after my three youngest children shall be sufficient educated and payment made) unto my loving daughter Susanna Huggins and Mary Benbow, Elizabeth Benbow and Sarah Benbow and loving son Adam Benbow to their heirs and assigns forever to be equally divided amongst by my Executors and Executrix herein after named and if either of my children should chance to die, it shall equally divided--- among the surviving children, and it is my Will, that my Estate both real & and personal shall remain together where it now is and in no wise be removed nor divided until my said loving daughter Sarah shall attain the age of eighteen years. Nevertheless, if my Executors and Executrix herein after named together with my friends Mr. Thomas Newman and my loving brother Powel Benbow whom I nominate as Trustees to my loving children in case any dispute should arise, shall judge it expedient, they may sell my tract of land whereon I now live for negroes and suffer a small part of my Estate to be removed a little distance.

And lastly I, nominate and my appoint my loving daughter Mary Benbow Executrix of this my Last Will & Testament revoking, disallowing and disannulling all former Wills and Bequests by me heretofore made or granted, & whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this twenty-sixth day of September in the year of Lord one thousand seven hundred & eighty-two.

Signed, sealed & delivered by the within
named Testator in the presence of:
Daniel Jeffords, Chas. (x) Burch, John Cassels Richard Benbow (Seal)

Recorded in Will Book A1, Page 144
Recorded date not available.
Ord. and J.P. not available.
Apt 129, Pkg 5088.2 
Death*circa 1783 He died at Saint Mark's Parish, Craven Co., South Carolina, circa 1783. 
Probate*5 May 1784 Probate action was taken on Richard's estate on 5 May 1784 at Saint Mark's Parish, Craven Co., South Carolina,

The personal property of Richard's estate was appraised for £240 by John Cassels, George Byrd and Benjamin Cassels.3 

Family

Sarah (?) (between 1735 and 1745 - )
Marriage*between 1758 and 1763 He married Sarah (?) between 1758 and 1763.2 
Children
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Last Edited15 Dec 2007

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2001 to Warren Culpepper from Herbert W. "Hub" Broughton.
  2. Craven County Wills, Loose papers, Repository: Camden SC Archives & Museum.
    Will of Richard Benbow, Will Book A1, Page 144.
  3. Craven County Wills, Loose papers, Repository: Camden SC Archives & Museum.
    Appraisement of the estate of Richard Benbow, Will Book A1, Page 214.

Edward Broughton1

Male, #43348, (say 1740 - )
Birth*say 1740 Edward was born say 1740. 
Marriage*say 1764 He married Elizabeth Ragan at South Carolina say 1764. 
Birth of Sonsay 1768 His son Nathaniel Broughton was born say 1768 at South Carolina
Biography* There is much speculation over the father of Edward Broughton. Descendants researching the line have claimed descent from two different sons of Thomas Broughton of South Carolina, who served as governor of that state from 1735 to 1737. Here are three possibilities of paternity:
     1. In one source, The Broughton Memoirs, the author M. Leon Broughton speculates that Edward Broughton was actually Edward "Nathaniel" Broughton, son of Nathaniel Broughton and grandson to Thomas Broughton. However, no documented proof is given and the name "Nathaniel" or the initial "N" does not appear on any of the records which bear Edward Broughton's name, but he did name one of his sons Nathaniel.
     2. Another claim to the Thomas Broughton line is based on the will of Thomas' son Andrew Broughton, who married Hannah Guerard. A descendant of Edward's son John claims Andrew's will states the possibility of an unborn son or daughter. If there was a male infant born shortly after the death of Andrew, he would have been born sometime in 1739-40 since the will was dated July 30, 1739.
     3. Finally, another possiblity is that Edward was the son of Edward Broughton and Sarah Weatherly, widow of Thomas Weatherly, who were married in 1740 in St. Helene's Parish, SC. This possible patron is documented as a witness to several land deeds in the 1730's and early 1740's. Other records show Edward and his wife Sarah, of Granville County, St. Helene's Parish, sold slaves to Joseph Jenkins on July 1, 1740.
     Despite his now controversial paternity, we do know Edward married Elizabeth Ragan, the daughter of Revoluntionary patriot William Ragan of Sumter Co., South Carolina . The couple lived in South Carolina while it was still under British rule. As documented in a land grant dated May 10, 1773 (Sec. of State's Office, Book 000, Pg 638), King George III granted 250 acres north of the Santee River in "Craven County St Mark's Parish on a branch called Halfway Swamp" to Edward Broughton. It was signed by then Lieutenant Governor in Council, Geo. Davidson, certified by John Bremar and witnessed by the "Honorable William Bull Esq."
     Another grant obtained by Edward Broughton followed the Revolutionary War. It states that for "Two pounds six shillings of sterling money paid by Edward Broughton into the Treasury for the use of this State (of South Carolina)" he is granted "a Plantation or Tract of Land, containing One hundred acres situation in the District of Camden on Halfway Swamp...." It was witnessed by "his excellency William Moultrie esq., Governor and Commander in Chief" of the State, at Charleston on May 2, 1784.
     Edward would later have to sell part of his land to satisfy a debt he owed John Chesnut and Company in 1785. The court ruled that Chestnut and Company should recover the sum of 12 pounds, 6 shillings, 7 pence plus 3 pounds, 1 shilling, 5 pence for court cost. A writ of Furifacias issued by Honorable Thomas Waters, one of the judges, directed Sheriff Joseph Brevard to take over the lands and sell them to the highest bidder. A deed (indenture recorded 1797) confirms that one of Edward's own sons, Nathaniel was the highest bidder and bought the property at a public auction in 1785 for a flat 9 pounds. Fifteen years later Nathaniel would sell the land (350 acres) to James Harkneys (Harkness) for 140-150 dollars. (Deed Book AA, p. 61, Sumter Co., SC)
     (Note: St Mark's Parish would later be charted as Sumter County, South Carolina)
     Edward was active in the community. According to Camden District South Carolina Wills and Administration, 1781-1787 (B. Holcomb & E. O. Parker Southern Historical Press, p.53), Edward was one of three men who appraised the Estate and Inventory of John Felder of St Mark's Parish, Craven County. On February 4, 1784, in the Estate of Joshua Stone, the Warrant of Appraisement was issued for Edward and two others. According to South Carolina Jury Lists, 1718-1783 (Mary B. Warren, Heritage Press, 1977, p.35) Edward served on the Petit Jury in Camden District, Craven County, East of the Wateree in 1783.
     According to the 1790 census of Clarendon Co. SC, Edward Broughton had 3 males over the age of 16 including himself, 2 boys under the age of 16 and 3 females living with him at the time.
Edward and Elizabeth had the following children:
     1. Jemima Broughton was born ca. 1765. She married John Cannon, but following his death in 1809, she married her second husband, John Randall.
     2. Nathaniel Broughton was born ca. 1768
     3. John Henry Broughton was born ca. 1773.
     4. Edward Broughton Jr. was born ca. 1777.
     5. Martha Broughton was born ca. 1778. She married Jeremiah James.
     6. Sally Broughton whose date of birth is unknown.2 

Family

Elizabeth Ragan (say 1743 - )
Children
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Last Edited2 Feb 2005

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2001 to Warren Culpepper from Herbert W. "Hub" Broughton.
  2. Research by: Mary Lee Barnes of Tennessee (a descendant of Edward Thomas Broughton Sr.) and Herbert W. "Hub" Broughton of Frisco, Alabama (a descendant of Nathaniel Broughton.).
  3. http://members.tripod.com/~MearsM2/Broughton.html which cites Hub Broughton of Frisco, AL and Mary Lee Barnes of TN.

Elizabeth Ragan1

Female, #43349, (say 1743 - )
Father*William Ragan (s 1718 - c 1786)
Birth*say 1743 Elizabeth was born at Craven Co., South Carolina, say 1743. 
Marriage*say 1764 She married Edward Broughton at South Carolina say 1764. 
Married Namesay 1764  As of say 1764, her married name was Broughton. 
Birth of Sonsay 1768 Her son Nathaniel Broughton was born say 1768 at South Carolina
Will15 Jan 1785 Lucy and Elizabeth named as heir(s) in the will of William Ragan at Saint Mark's Parish, Craven Co., South Carolina, on 15 Jan 1785.2 

Family

Edward Broughton (say 1740 - )
Children
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Last Edited1 Nov 2002

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2001 to Warren Culpepper from Herbert W. "Hub" Broughton.
  2. Craven County Wills, Loose papers, Repository: Camden SC Archives & Museum.
  3. http://members.tripod.com/~MearsM2/Broughton.html which cites Hub Broughton of Frisco, AL and Mary Lee Barnes of TN.

William Ragan1

Male, #43350, (say 1718 - circa 1786)
Ancestry Unknown* Information about the ancestry and siblings of William Ragan is wanted. See page footer for contact information. 
Birth*say 1718 William was born say 1718. 
Marriage*say 1739 He married Lucy (?) say 1739.2 
American Revolution*between 1775 and 1783 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War between 1775 and 1783
(DAR Listing: William Ragan, born circa 1738 (sic), died before 28 Apr 1787 in South Carolina, married Lucy ___, Patriotic Service, South Carolina.)3 
Will*15 Jan 1785 He made a will at Saint Mark's Parish, Craven Co., South Carolina, on 15 Jan 1785, naming as heir(s) Lucy Ragan and Elizabeth Broughton.

In the name of God Amen. I William Ragan of St. Marks Parish in Craven County in the State of South Carolina considering the transitoryness of life do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament (being at this time of sound and dispossing mind and memory Judgment and understanding) that is to say, it is my will that all my just debts be well and truly satisfied and paid out of my Estate within some convenient time after my decease by my executors herein after named.

I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Lucy Ragan the use of my dwelling house during her natural life with her maintenance out of my moveable Estate which is to be kept together for that purpose as long as she lives.

My daughter Lucy Ragan and her daughter Mary Ragan is to have their maintenance till the death of my wife or until my daughter Lucy shall get married if that should happen before.

Likewise my son William Ragan is to be maintained with his Mother till her death after which the whole of my moveable Estate is to be sold (except a negro Boy named Sharpar) and to be divided in the manner herein after mentioned.

Item. I give to my daughter Elizabeth, the wife of Edward Broughton, one Guinea.

Item. I give to my daughter Jemimey, the wife of William Griffen, the sum of One Guinea.

Item. I give to my daughter Sarah, the wife of William Saundey, one third of my moveable Estate after it shall be sold and the legacies paid which are herein after mentioned.

Item. I give to my daughter Frances, the wife of Richard Harvin, the sum of One Guinea.

Item. I give to my son John Ragin the sum of One Guinea.

Item. I give to my daughter Tabitha, the wife of Richard Rodgers, one third part of my moveable Estate after it shall be sold and the legacies paid which are herein mentioned.

Item. I give to my daughter Lucy Ragan one third part of my moveable Estate after it shall be sold and the legacies paid which are herein mentioned.

Item. I give to my son William Ragan during his natural life the use and service of a Negro boy named Sharper and the interest of two hundred and twenty Pounds Sterling which is to be put at interest for the purpose of maintaining him by my Executors and after his death the Negro Sharper if alive is to be sold and what he fetches with the two hundred and twenty Pounds to be divided in manner following that is to say one hundred Pounds to be divided equally between the children of my son John Ragan to be paid to them as they arrive to the age of twenty-one years and one hundred Pounds to be equally divided between the children of daughter Jemimey Griffen to be paid to them as they arrive to the age of twenty-one years and the remainder to be equally divided among the children of my daughter Francis Harvin as they come to the age of twenty one years.

Item. I give bequeath and demise unto my two grandsons, William Saundey, the son of my daughter Sarah Saundey, and John Broughton, the son of my daughter Elizabeth Broughton, and their heirs forever all my real Estate to be equally divided between them at the discretion of my Executors.

Item. I give to my granddaughter Mary Ragan, daughter of my daughter Lucy Ragan, the sum of forty Pounds Sterling to be put at interest after my Estate is sold and is to be paid to her either at her being married or the age of twenty-one years, and in case she dies before she comes of age or marries, then I give it with the interest to my daughter Lucy Ragan.

And lastly I constitute and appoint my loving friends John James, Samuel Little and William Saundery to be my Executors to this my last Will and Testament revoking and disannulling all former wills and bequests by me made heretofore and acknowledging this to be my Will. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fifteenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five and in the ninth year of the independence of America. Sealed published and declared by the above named William Ragan for and his last Will and Testament in the presence of
Josiah Furman
Thomas Casity
Sarah Furman.

William (x) Ragan

Recorded in Will Book A1, Page 384.
Recording date not available.
Ord. not known.
Apt. 130, Pkg. 5116.4
 
Death*circa 1786 He died circa 1786. 
Probate*28 Apr 1787 A probate action was taken on his estate on 28 Apr 1787 at Kershaw Co., South Carolina,

William Ragan's estate was apraised for £522 in property and £238 in bonds and notes.4 

Family 1

Lucy (?) (say 1721 - )
Marriage*say 1739 He married Lucy (?) say 1739.2 

Family 2

Child
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Last Edited30 Apr 2012

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2001 to Warren Culpepper from Herbert W. "Hub" Broughton.
  2. Lucy is named in her husband's will.
  3. DAR Patriot Index, Washington, DC: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2003.
  4. Craven County Wills, Loose papers, Repository: Camden SC Archives & Museum.