Frances E. Boyette1

Female, #46171, (1858 - )
Birth*1858 She was born in 1858 at Butler Co., Alabama.1 
Marriage*25 Nov 1875 She married John Comer Routon at Butler Co., Alabama, on 25 Nov 1875.1 
Married Name25 Nov 1875  As of 25 Nov 1875, her married name was Routon.1 

Family

John Comer Routon (1851 - 9 Dec 1929)
Last Edited8 Sep 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Mary Stearnes Henley. <e-mail address>

William J. McBride1

Male, #46172, (circa 1850 - )
Birth*circa 1850 He was born circa 1850 at Butler Co., Alabama.1 
Marriage*circa 1873 He married Ella E. Routon at Butler Co., Alabama, circa 1873.1 

Family

Ella E. Routon (1854 - Feb 1912)
Last Edited8 Sep 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Mary Stearnes Henley. <e-mail address>

John Newton McBride1

Male, #46173, (11 Aug 1853 - 29 Aug 1921)
Birth*11 Aug 1853 He was born on 11 Aug 1853 at Greenville, Butler Co., Alabama.1 
Marriage*circa 1878 He married Loula Alice Routon at Butler Co., Alabama, circa 1878.1 
Death of Spouse23 Nov 1911 His wife Loula Alice Routon died on 23 Nov 1911 at Butler Co., Alabama.1 
Death*29 Aug 1921 He died at Butler Co., Alabama, on 29 Aug 1921 at age 68.1 

Family

Loula Alice Routon (2 Sep 1856 - 23 Nov 1911)
Last Edited8 Sep 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Mary Stearnes Henley. <e-mail address>

Abner Webster1

Male, #46174, (25 Dec 1761 - 1803)
Father*Jonathan Webster Jr.1 (11 Nov 1740 - 1791)
Mother*(?) Johnson1 (s 1743 - )
Birth*25 Dec 1761 He was born on 25 Dec 1761 at Wilkes Co., Georgia.1 
American Revolution*between 1775 and 1783 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War between 1775 and 1783
(DAR Listing: Abner Webster, born 25 Dec 1761 in North Carolina, died 1803 in Georgia, married Elizabeth Martin, Private, Georgia.)2 
Marriage*say 1784 He married Elizabeth Martin say 1784.1 
Birth of Son15 Dec 1790 His son Jonathan Webster was born on 15 Dec 1790.3 
Death of Father1791 His father Jonathan Webster Jr. died in 1791.4 
Death*1803 He died at Wilkes Co., Georgia, in 1803.5 
Probate*3 Aug 1803 Probate action was taken on Abner's estate, with Elizabeth Martin as heir(s), with Jonathan Webster as executor(s) on 3 Aug 1803 at Wilkes Co., Georgia,

(Wife: Elizabeth; "my children", only two named but probably others; daughter Maria and son John. Exrs: Wife Elizabeth, John Thornton, and Jonathan Webster. Wits: John Martin, John R? Brown, Joel Abbott.)6 

Family

Elizabeth Martin (10 Feb 1766 - say 1836)
Marriage*say 1784 He married Elizabeth Martin say 1784.1 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited30 Apr 2012

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Mary Stearnes Henley. <e-mail address>
  2. DAR Patriot Index, Washington, DC: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2003.
  3. E-mail written 2002-2004 to Warren Culpepper from Donna Wall, Gwinnett Co., GA, e-mail address.
  4. E-mail written Jun 2011 to Warren Culpepper from Zak Young, e-mail address.
    Based on a fan-chart that once hung on the wall of Zak's great-grandmother, Mary Cone Young of Hope, New Mexico.
  5. Date of death assumed from date of probate of estate.
  6. Ceded Lands - Records of St. Paul Parish and Early Wilkes Co., GA, Alden Associates, Albany, GA, 1964.
    Abstracts of Early Wills, page 155. Cites W/B 1806-08, page 37.

Elizabeth Martin1

Female, #46175, (10 Feb 1766 - say 1836)
Ancestry Unknown* Information about the ancestry and siblings of Elizabeth Martin is wanted. See page footer for contact information. 
Birth*10 Feb 1766 She was born on 10 Feb 1766 at Orange Co., North Carolina.1 
Marriage*say 1784 She married Abner Webster say 1784.1 
Married Namesay 1784  As of say 1784, her married name was Webster.1 
Birth of Son15 Dec 1790 Her son Jonathan Webster was born on 15 Dec 1790.2 
Death of Spouse1803 Her husband Abner Webster died in 1803 at Wilkes Co., Georgia.3 
Probate3 Aug 1803 Elizabeth listed to benefit in Abner Webster's will at Wilkes Co., Georgia, on 3 Aug 1803.4 
Death*say 1836 She died at Wilkes Co., Georgia, say 1836.1 

Family

Abner Webster (25 Dec 1761 - 1803)
Marriage*say 1784 She married Abner Webster say 1784.1 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited15 Dec 2007

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Mary Stearnes Henley. <e-mail address>
  2. E-mail written 2002-2004 to Warren Culpepper from Donna Wall, Gwinnett Co., GA, e-mail address.
  3. Date of death assumed from date of probate of estate.
  4. Ceded Lands - Records of St. Paul Parish and Early Wilkes Co., GA, Alden Associates, Albany, GA, 1964.
    Abstracts of Early Wills, page 155. Cites W/B 1806-08, page 37.

Daniel Grant1

Male, #46176, (1724 - 19 Oct 1793)
Father*Thomas Grant1 (1682 - c Jul 1774)
Mother*Isabella Richardson1 (c 1694 - b Mar 1773)
Birth*1724 He was born in 1724 at Ground Squirrel Meeting House, Hanover Co., Virginia.1 
Marriage*say 1751 He married Elizabeth Tate at Bristol Parish, Prince George Co., Virginia, say 1751.1,2 
Birth of Son21 May 1757 His son Thomas Grant was born on 21 May 1757 at Halifax Co., Virginia.3 
Death of Spouse13 Oct 1763 His wife Elizabeth Tate died on 13 Oct 1763 at Halifax Co., Virginia.1 
Relocation1764 He relocated in 1764 at Granville Co., North Carolina,4 
Death of Fathercirca Jul 1774 His father Thomas Grant died circa Jul 1774 at Granville Co., North Carolina.5 
American Revolution*between 1775 and 1783 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War between 1775 and 1783
(DAR Listing: Daniel Grant, born 1724 in Virginia, died 1793-96 in Georgia, married Elizabeth Tait, Patriotic Service, North Carolina
------------------------------------------------
Lieutenant in the Continental Army. He was past the age for active service, being fifty-two years of age in 1776.)6 
Relocation1783 He accompanied by family member(s) Amelia Grant, Frances Grant, Thomas Grant, Isabella Grant and Anna Grant relocated in 1783 at Wilkes Co., Georgia.4 
Deed21 Dec 1784 He was granted a deed, witnessed by Thomas Grant on 21 Dec 1784 at Wilkes Co., Georgia,

Edward Black to Daniel Grant, for 40 shillings, on Little River, adj. Grant & Davis, to the Tan Trough Branch, Black's line, Black & Grant's line, 20 acres. (signed) Edward Black. Wit: John Pinkston, James Scarlett, Thomas Grant. Proved 4 June 1787. Regd. 5 June 1787.7 
Deed7 Jan 1785 He was party to a deed on 7 Jan 1785

John Harvey of Wilkes Co., Ga., to Robert Beesley of Lunenburg Co., Va., on Fishing Creek, adj. white oak in Wilkes Co. ...to black oak in Washington Co., Ga., post oak on county line, 537 1/2 acres. (signed) John Harvey. Wit: Thomas Grant, Danl. Grant, Fanney Grant. Proved 4 June 1787, John Talbot. Regd. 5 June 1787. 
Deed31 Jan 1785 He was party to a deed on 31 Jan 1785 at Wilkes Co., Georgia,

James Scarlet to Daniel Grant, for £600 Va. currency, north side of Little River, adj. Davis, Lipham, Hunt's old line, to Little River corner... mouth of a branch Terrell's corner, 750 acres. (signed) James Scarlett, Elizabeth (x) Scarlett. Proved before Walton Harris, J.P. Regd. 5 June 1787. 
Deed9 Mar 1785 He was granted a deed, witnessed by Thomas Grant on 9 Mar 1785 at Wilkes Co., Georgia,

Frederick Lipham to Daniel Grant, for £70, Little River, adj. ..; Lipham, 200 acres. (signed) Frederick Lipham, Prissilla Lipham. Wit: William Cureton, James Scarlett, Thomas Grant. Proved 1 Nov. 1785. Regd. 5 June 1787.8 
Deed19 May 1787 He witnessed a deed grant to Thomas Grant on 19 May 1787 at Wilkes Co., Georgia,

Hugh Blair to Thomas Grant, for £60, on Long Creek, or Clarkes fork, part of tract granted James Dannilly, adj. Gibson, Crews, Muckle, 200 acres. (signed) Hugh Blair. Proved by Daniel Grant, 9 July 1787, H. Mounger, J.P. Regd. 17 Aug. 1787.9 
Deed28 Oct 1787 He granted a deed to Richard Davis, witnessed by Thomas Grant on 28 Oct 1787 at Wilkes Co., Georgia,

Daniel Grant to Richard Davis, both of Wilkes Co., for love & better maintenance, land where Richard Davis now lives on waters of Rocky Creek, adj. N. by Manson, S. by 11rooks, N. by Stephens, S. by vacant, 400 acres. 28 Oct. 1707 (should be 1787). (signed) Danl. Grant. Wit: Thomas Grant, Cornelious (C) Corhom. Proved by Thomas Grant who said that he saw Danl. Grant, decd., sign deed & he believes Cornelius Corhom signed it, 13 Feb. 1794, before Thomas Porter, J.P. Regd. 25 May 1794.10 
Deed2 Jan 1788 He was an adjacent landowner in the deed granted to Stephen D. Gafford on 2 Jan 1788 at Wilkes Co., Georgia, (Samuel Davis and Jane, his wife, to Stephen Gafford, all of Wilkes Co., for 100 guineas, in Wilkes Co. on Little River, adj. Grant, Derrecott, Pinkston, 200 acres. (signed) Samuel Davis. Wit: John Pinkston, John Black, Benj. Thomson. Proved by John Pinkston, Benjamin Thompson, Junr., 3 Sept. 1789. Regd. 3 Sept. 1789.)11 
Deed9 Apr 1788 He was an adjacent landowner in the deed granted on 9 Apr 1788 at Wilkes Co., Georgia,

Absalom Bedell, Esq., and Ruth, his wife, to Peter Terrell, all of Wilkes Co., for £200, where Peter Terrell now lives, N. side of Little River, 520 acres, adj. Little River near the mouth of Grant's Mill Branch, to a branch, down said branch to Beaverdam Creek, up said creek to Foster, to & down the river to beg., part of a tract granted to Bedell, 13 Feb. 1784, and part of a tract granted to William Foster, 20 Feb. 1784, adj. E. by Daniel Grant & Darracott, N. by Chivers, W. by Foster, Nelms & Days, S. by Little River. (signed) Absalom Bedell, Ruth Bedell. Wit: John Talbot, A.J.P., John Bush, J.P., Andrew Burns, J.P. Regd. 29 June 1789.12 
Deed6 Sep 1788 He witnessed a deed grant on 6 Sep 1788 at Wilkes Co., Georgia,

Ambrose Crawford of Wilkes Co., Ga., to Francis Edrington of Fairfield Co., S.C., for 20 shillings, in Wilkes Co., Ga. on Little River waters, adj. Hunt, 26 acres, part of 941 acres of Crawford. (signed) Ambrose Crawford. Wit: Danl. Grant, Claburn Crawford. Proved by Daniel Grant, 4 Nov. 1788, John Wingfield, J.P. before Aaron Lipham, J.P., Moses Lipham said same day this deed was proved before John Wingfield, Esq. by Daniel Grant, he saw Francis Edongton give this deed to Henry Mounger, clerk of court, to record, 23 July 1796. Regd. 28 Oct. 1796.13 
Deed21 Mar 1789 He was an adjacent landowner in the deed granted on 21 Mar 1789 at Wilkes Co., Georgia, (Edward Black and Rebeckah, his wife, and John Black and Ann, his wife, to Thomas Darricott, all of Wilkes Co., for £400, Little River and Beaverdam Creek, 500 acres, except about 20 acres Edward Black sold to Daniel Grant, adj. S.E. by Stephen Gafford, S.W. by Grant, W. & N.W. by Peter Terrell & Thomas Chieves, N.E. & E. by John Wingfield & John Pinkston. (signed) Edward Black, John Black. Wit: David Meriwether, J.P., E. Butler, J.P. Regd. 8 July 1790.)14 
Deed21 Apr 1790 He witnessed a deed grant on 21 Apr 1790 at Wilkes Co., Georgia,

Samuel Freeman of Wilkes Co.,appoint my friend John Cruchfield, my atty. (signed) Saml. Freeman. Wit: Danl. Grant, Robt. Cruchfield. Proved by R. Crutchfield, H. Mounger, J.P. Regd. 9 Nov. 1792.15 
Deed29 Dec 1790 He was an adjacent landowner in the deed granted to Stephen D. Gafford and Frances Gafford witnessed by Thomas Grant on 29 Dec 1790 (Stephen Gafford and Fanny, his wife, of Wilkes Co., Ga., to David Elington of Luningburgh Co., Va., for £300, Little River, adj. S. & E. by Daniel Grant, N. by late of John Pinkstone, W. by late of Edward Black, was in 2 grants, 1 grant, 31 Aug. 1785, other grant, 20 Jan. 1786, 300 acres. (signed) Stephen Gafford, Fanny Gafford. Wit: Daniel Deupree, Thomas Grant, Danl. Grant, Thomas Mercer. Proved by Deupree, 1 Mar. 1791, H. Mounger, J.P. Regd. 1 Mar. 1791.)16 
Deed30 Dec 1791 He was party to a deed on 30 Dec 1791 at Wilkes Co., Georgia,

David Ellington of Lunenburg Co., Va., to Daniel Grant of Wilkes Co., Ga., for £3, in Wilkes Co., Ga. on Little River, adj. said Grant, said Ellington near the road, to Thos. Dericoat, crossing said Grant's Spring Branch, 3 acres. (signed) David Ellington. Wit: Levy Blackinship, Stephen Gafford, Daniel Dewpree. Proved by Stephen Gafford, 9 Apr. 1793, Jacob Early, J.P. Regd. 17 Apr. 1793. 
Deed11 Jan 1792 He granted a deed, witnessed by Thomas Grant on 11 Jan 1792 at Wilkes Co., Georgia,

Danl. Grant to Hazlewood Wilkerson, both of Wilkes Co., for love & affection to Wilkerson, & his daughter, Anna, wife of said Wilkerson, on waters of Little River, adj. Ellington & Jno. Wilkenson, at Crossroads, near a branch, Lipham, to W. side of road, along Ellington, 200 acres. (signed) Danl. Grant. Wit: William Barron, Thomas Grant. Proved by William Barron & Thomas Grant, before Thomas Porter, J.P., 13 Feb. 1794. Regd. 26 May 1794.17 
Deed4 Mar 1792 He witnessed a deed grant to Thomas Grant on 4 Mar 1792 at Wilkes Co., Georgia,

Frederick Lipham to Thomas Grant, both of Wilkes Co., Ga., for £10, land in Washington Co., Ga. on Deep Creek, near branch on an old line, adj. Chivers, 300 acres. 4 Mar. 1782. (Should be 1792 instead of 1782. Washington Co. wasn't formed until 1784). (signed) Frederick Lipham. Wit: Thomas Talbot, Danl. Grant. Ack. before Thomas Porter, J.P., 13 Feb. 1794. Regd. 25 May 1794.18 
Death*19 Oct 1793 He died at Wilkes Co., Georgia, on 19 Oct 1793.19,20 
Burialafter 19 Oct 1793 His body was interred after 19 Oct 1793 at Grant's Meeting House Cemetery, near, Washington, Wilkes Co., Georgia.2 
Probate*8 Nov 1793 Probate action was taken on Daniel's estate, with Thomas Grant, John Owen Jr., Amelia Owen, Frances Gafford, Isabella Davis and Anna Wilkinson as heir(s) on 8 Nov 1793 at Wilkes Co., Georgia,

Daniel Grant. Expressing his belief that slavery is unjust and contrary to the Gospel, he asks that they be freed as soon as a law is made to that effect. In the meantime a limit is set to their service, they being required to pay 10 shillings annually to his son Thomas Grant for their protection, several of which he gives to Thomas. To son John Owen money, and asks that he teach the slaves to read and write. His part of 50 acres of land including mill seat, all other lands he may have any interest in on the Western Waters, stock in trade either personally or in partnership with son Thomas to be divided in five parts, one to be given to the poor, for the purpose of buying books and teaching white and negroes to read the scriptures. The other four parts to my daus., Amelia Owen, Fanny Gafford, Isabell Davis and Anna Wilkinson. Mentions money arising from public certificates in N. C. Son Thomas Grant, John Crutchfield and David Meriwether Excrs. Signed July 4, 1793. Probated Nov. 8, 1793. Alsey Harris, Sarah Beardin, Thomas Darracott, Test.21 
Biography* Daniel Grant was born in 1724 at the old home near Ground Squirrel Meeting House in Hanover County, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Tait. They had five children. He died in 1796 [sic]. He was a Justice of the Peace in North Carolina (whence he had removed with his family from Virginia) during the Colonial period, and was also for a short time a Lieutenant in the Continental Army. He was past the age for active service, being fifty-two years of age in 1776. (From Historical Sketches of the Campbell, Pilcher and Kindred Families, page 331.)
     Mildred Lewis Cobb, a daughter of John Cobb, and a sister of John Addison Cobb, married William H. Jackson, son of Georgia Governor James Jackson. Mildred and John Cobb had a daughter, Martha Cobb, who married Colonel John T. Grant, son of Daniel Grant. John and Martha had one son, Colonel William D. Grant, a distinguished financier and man of affairs. William was the father of John William Grant, and Sarah, the wife of Governor John M. Slaton. (From unknown source)

--------------------------------------

WILKES CO., GA SCRAPBOOK, VOL. A, by Janet Harvill Standard, 1970
"First Methodist Meeting House Here" (p. 22)
The first Methodist Meeting House in the state of Georgia was built only a few miles from Washington but this fact continues to surprise many citizens, even long-time Methodists. Probably because the site of the church is no longer on a public road. The granite marker stands today lone and unvisited in an open field.
But when Daniel Grant built this small Meeting House in 1787, it was on the main post road from Powelton to Double Branches (Barnett) to Wrightsboro, Washington, and Lisbon. Daniel Grant with his two sons, Thomas and John Owen, his wife and daughters, came to Georgia from Va. via N. C. in 1784 and made their homesite on this road opposite, but a little south, of the present golf course. When the Grants came to Ga. they were Presbyterians but became Methodists when the itinerate and persuasive Bishop Francis Asbury began stopping overnight in their home. It was for the preaching by the Bishop and for his neighbors that Daniel Grant built this first Methodist Meeting House.
The pioneer Bishop Asbury was a legend in his own time. He was a frail and delicate man and already in his forties when he began his lonely rides into the virgin forests of Wilkes. Fording rivers and creeks, enduring the dark and dangerous Indian trails, spreading his robe in the forest wherever darkness caught him, he spent the rest of his life seeking to bring the Gospel to pioneers in the Ceded Lands of Georgia and in the Carolinas.
He felt that in this new land there was tremendous need for he wrote in his Journal of his distress over rum, rioting, racing. He said it seemed that the whole attention of the people was given over to the settlement of new lands, to Sabbath marketing and trading, to getting rid of the Indians. The Bishop felt such things were "very unfavorable to the work of religion."
Three routes led into original Wilkes - all of them hazardous and bone-wearying. Sometimes, Bishop Asbury crossed the Savannah at Lisbon and came by horseback along the post road to Grant's. Sometimes, he crossed the river at Augusta and came up through Appling and Wrightsborough. Occasionally, he reached Savannah by boat, then took the coastal road into the up-country. There were a few rest houses along the post roads but he confesses in his Journal that they were always crowded, always noisy, the beds filled with vermin and strangers. But there was feed for his horse even if little for himself.
Later, the Bishop bought a carriage which he called the Felicity but there must have been little comfort in this conveyance. He said the roads were often choked with heavy wagons mired hub-deep in the thick mud so that it took twelve hours to go five miles. How good it must have been to reach the Grant's small but comfortable house where dry clothes, a clean bed, and good food awaited him.
Bishop Asbury felt strongly that slavery was degrading and evil and in quiet talks with his host he led him to think the same. In his will, dated July 4, 1793, Daniel Grant made provision for the emancipation of his slaves. The males to be free when they reached the age of 31, the females at the age of 28. He asked his children to do the same. He also requested that his servants be taught to read and write and provided with Bibles and books. He left money to provide teaching for the poor who wanted to learn to read and write. An act of the Legislature was needed to make this will legal.
Daniel Grant wanted every man to be able to read the Scriptures. He must have read his own Scripture very well, indeed.

---------------------------

"The Story of Wilkes County, Georgia" by Eliza A. Bowen, 1950
Chapter IX: "The Settlers"
Among the first persons found in Wilkes County prior to 1778 were James Harvey, Daniel Grant, Thomas Grant.... (p. 51)
"Daniel Grant was the ancestor of Mr. John T. Grant and his son Wm. Grant, two well known men of wealth in Atlanta, who live in elegance." (p. 55)

Chapter XXIII: "The Early Methodists--Daniel Grant's Will" (pp 131-135)
I have thus spoken of the meeting house built by Daniel Grant and the conferences held there, and now I will speak of the Grants. I think it will perhaps interest my readers more, if I name some of the descendants in this day, of this builder of the first Methodist church in Georgia. Some persons who read this have seen in Atlanta, on Peachtree Street, a handsome house surrounded by a beautiful grove and gardens where lives the widow of Mr. John T. Grant, a wealthy gentleman who died a few years ago. Also many have read in the social column of the Constitution, of the gay parties at the house of Mr. W. D. Grant.     These are the descendants of the Daniel and Thomas Grant who came here in 1784, and who are found on the old jury lists of our court records; who are to this day remembered as the early supporters of the Methodist cause in Georgia. The children of Mr. W. D. Grant are doubly connected with Wilkes, as their mother is a descendant of Thomas Wingfield who settled near the big gully. The family are still Methodists.
The Grants settled as I have said, on the Double Wells road, between Washington and what is now called Moore's Mill on Little river. Their land now belongs to the widow of Judge Charles Wingfield. Daniel Grant was probably a rather old man when he came to Georgia, for he died in 1793. His son Thomas Grant had probably reached his prime when they came in 1784, for he had been a revolutionary soldier.     They came from North Carolina, but were originally Virginians.     Daniel Grant had been an elder in the Presbyterian church in Virginia, and was still a Presbyterian when he came to Georgia. But the Methodist preachers soon came to Wilkes and he finally became a Methodist. In the "Life of Bishop Andrew", there is a letter from Daniel Grant to Mary Cosby the mother of Bishop Andrew. It was written just one hundred and one years ago and is a letter of encouragement to "Sister Polly Cosby," he calls her, who had met with much opposition from her family in becoming a Methodist. It shows that the writer had not ceased to be a Presbyterian because he could not have Presbyterian services, but that he was Methodist at heart. He considered class meetings, "a great means to keep the life of religion in the soul."
From his will, which is still among the records in our Court House, it seems that Daniel Grant had only two sons, Thomas and John Owen. [Warren Culpepper: Actually, John Owen was Daniel's son-in-law, the husband of Amelia Grant.] He had four daughters [Amelia, Frances, Isabella and Anna]. Judge Andrews told me of two Grants whom he remembered in the county, who were I suppose, the sons of Thomas Grant. One of these, Wm. Grant, was a merchant here, and kept his store where the Masonic Hall now stands at the north east corner of the public square. He married a Miss Mills, who was the sister of Jesse Mercer's second wife. A few days ago, I saw among old marriage licenses in the Court House, that of Wm. Grant and Keturah Mills. There was another Wm. Grant in Wilkes Judge Andrews told me--and he by way of distinction, used to be called "Gentleman Billy Grant," not as my uncle said, that William the son of Thomas Grant was not a gentleman, but because the other "had more manner." Besides William Grant, Thomas Grant the Methodist seems to have had another son called Daniel Grant, who kept a store early in this century on the Greensboro road beyond old Salem church (now Phillips church.) This Daniel Grant, my uncle said moved to Athens, and was I presume the father of the late Mr. John T. Grant and his son William D. Grant of Atlanta. Mr. John Pettus, the father of Mrs. Lucy Reese, was a clerk of the Daniel Grant who had a store on the Greenesboro road. Finally, Thomas Grant moved away from Wilkes, and from him or his son Daniel, Mr. John Pettus bought the Grant place where the old meeting house stood. The house which was the home of Thomas Grant had, as Mrs. Reese tells me, four rooms down stairs and two up. There was a staircase which ran up in what they used to call the hall room down stairs. I imagine the old house would be a contrast to Mrs. John T. Grant's house in Atlanta now, but it was one of the best houses of its times in Wilkes. It was painted red."
[In the office of the Ordinary of Greene county, there is a thin, flexible back book on which is inscribed - Free Persons of Color, in Greene County. This book contained the names and guardians for all Free Persons of Color, and their guardians or sponsors, had to make returns for each year. There are a number of Grant Negroes listed in this book. On p. 132, Miss Bowen refers to "Daniel Grant, who kept a store early in this century - 1800 - on the Greensboro road beyond old Salem Church (now Phillips church). This Daniel Grant, my uncle said moved to Athens, and was I presume the father of the late John T. Grant, and his son William D. Grant of Atlanta." This Daniel Grant lived in that part of Wilkes that was added to Greene county in 1802. He operated a Tavern, and was on the old stage coach route. Stage horses were changed at Grantville and there was a Post office there. He is the man who liberated his slaves whose record is in Greene county. Grantville is shown on an old map of Greene county; its date is unknown, but is supposed to have been published around 1830, and revised by Dr. J. H. Kilpatrick and John S. Callaway sometime between 1860 and 1880. Mr. Grant is said to have sold his property about the time the Georgia Railroad was being built - 1833-37, and became one of the contractors who built the Railroad to Athens, or from Union Point to Athens. The old Grant home and Tavern was burned some ten years ago, but the chimneys are still standing. There are a number of Grant tombstones near the old home. (By: T. B. Rice, Historian of Greene County September 16, 1940)]
Thomas Grant is said by the historian of Methodism to have been one of the most useful Methodist laymen of his day in Georgia. He used to keep at his house below town, clothing of all sizes for Methodist preachers who might ride up wet, and want some dry clothes. He had a room for the preachers, which he called "Prophets' Chamber." When he died, he left a legacy to the Georgia and South Carolina Conferences. That of the Georgia Conference was $1500 and some land. When he went to New York in 1803, the journey lasted three months and three days.
I must now tell of the will of the first Daniel Grant who came in 1784 and died in 1793. To make what I say understood, I must tell my readers that Bishop Asbury, and especially Bishop Coke, thought that slavery was a great wrong and sought to make the emancipation of negroes a condition of church membership. Bishop Coke was very obstinate in this matter, and thus destroyed his influence. Bishop Asbury, who as I said, was more interested in spreading the Gospel than in anything else, soon saw that the only chance he could have to preach the Gospel in the south at all was not to make the emancipation of a man's negroes the condition of communion. That it was a condition however, at the very first, is proved from the fact which comes down to us through family traditions that Garland Wingfield was turned out of the church for owning negroes. The reader must take note that this is not the Garland Wingfield whom many of us remember, but his uncle. This excommunication must have taken place very early indeed.
Bishop Asbury submitted, not to make it a question of communion, but he was of the same opinion, as his journal shows plainly. He tells us that he thought the Yazoo freshet an "African freshet" that is, I suppose, a judgment for making negroes property. In that early day, there had not been much outside interference with the local regulations of Southern States and much freedom of speech on the subject was taken without offence. Bishop Asbury appears to have talked and reasoned about it in private, and he speaks of it in his journal without bitterness. These allusions to slavery are doubtless the reason why a reprint of Asbury's journal has not been made and sold at the South.
In 1793, the year when conference first met in Washington, the Bishop was here. His journal shows that after preaching here Jan. 12, he went out to Grants next day and preached. He staid in the old Grant home, and doubtless talked a good deal with Daniel Grant. Six months after, that is on July 4, 1793, Daniel Grant signed his will, in which he made provision for the emancipation of his negroes. Daniel Grant's will is in the old record book of wills in our court house, and I hunted it up. He begins by saying that he is in hus "usual health" of body and also of mind, reason and understanding! yet knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die he makes his will. Thus he lets us know that he acts very deliberately not hastily, from the fear of death. First providing for debts, he says, "whereas I am possessed of a small number of slaves, and being fully convinced that perpetual slavery is most unjust and contrary to the natural rights of all mankind, and wishing to release to the best of my power the oppressed, until some future laws can be made in their favor. (and wherever that shall take place it is my will and desire that they avail themselves thereof) in the meantime I do dispose of them in the following manner. In regard to those negroes which I have heretofore given my daughters, I do not consider them as any part of my property, and shall say nothing therefore of their liberation &c though at the same time requesting their owners to relieve these oppressed creatures in some way or other. I do therefore lend unto my son Thomas Grant the following servants, or negroes until the males arrive at the age of 31 and the females to the age of 28, at which ages they shall be liberated so far as only to pay to my son Thomas Grant and his heirs, the males 10 shillings; and the females 7 shillings yearly as a token of subjection and to indemnify him for their taxes and to prevent abuse from others." Then he goes on to state the exact future date in which each male will be 32 years old; each female 28. He provided that none are to leave the state without the written permit of Thos. Grant; and if they do so, they can be captured and made to work 12 months for every such "elopement." He asks his executors to obtain an act of the general assembly to ratify that part of the will. He desires his son to have these slaves taught to read, and at the expiration of their time to clothe them well.
After bequests to his sons he orders his property remaining to be divided into five parts, a part to be given each of his four daughters, and one part to make a charitable fund for teaching poor negroes and whites to read the Scriptures and to furnish them with books. Whether by accident or design we know not, but it is curious that this will was signed July 4.
The executors of the will were Thomas Grant, John Crutchfield and David Meriwether. Gen. Meriwether was a member of the legislature, and got an act passed as requested, for carrying out Daniel Grant's will. There were always since I knew this town, some free negroes in it who owed their freedom to this will. Old Adam, who used to be janitor at the Seminary in antebellum times, was the son of one of Daniel Grant's freedmen. They all called themselves Grant. There is now in Washington a negro of this stock called Daniel Grant. There are others also.
Bishop Asbury says on one of his visits to Georgia, that he was told by James Mark that he would probably emancipate his negroes at death. The Bishop thought that he would probably change his mind and it seems that he did.
 

Family

Elizabeth Tate (1731 - 13 Oct 1763)
Marriage*say 1751 He married Elizabeth Tate at Bristol Parish, Prince George Co., Virginia, say 1751.1,2 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited30 Apr 2012

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Mary Stearnes Henley. <e-mail address>
  2. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Sarah Sharpless. <e-mail address>
  3. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    :1706924, "Bonds", Rhonda Judge. <e-mail address>
  4. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    DB: Marjoeal; Mary Stearnes Henley. <e-mail address>
  5. WorldConnect, Rhonda Judge e-mail address.
  6. Historical Sketches of the Campbell, Pilcher and Kindred Families, page 331.
  7. Michael Martin Farmer, Wilkes Co., GA Deed Books A - VV, 1784 - 1806, Farmer Genealogy, Dallas.
    Book CC, 1787, p. 53.
  8. Michael Martin Farmer, Wilkes Co., GA Deed Books A - VV, 1784 - 1806, Farmer Genealogy, Dallas.
    Book CC, 1787, p. 55.
  9. Michael Martin Farmer, Wilkes Co., GA Deed Books A - VV, 1784 - 1806, Farmer Genealogy, Dallas.
    Book CC, 1787, p. 98.
  10. Michael Martin Farmer, Wilkes Co., GA Deed Books A - VV, 1784 - 1806, Farmer Genealogy, Dallas.
    Book MM, 1794-1795, p. 30.
  11. Michael Martin Farmer, Wilkes Co., GA Deed Books A - VV, 1784 - 1806, Farmer Genealogy, Dallas.
    Book EE, 1788-1790, p. 169.
  12. Michael Martin Farmer, Wilkes Co., GA Deed Books A - VV, 1784 - 1806, Farmer Genealogy, Dallas.
    Book EE, 1788-1790, p. 68.
  13. Michael Martin Farmer, Wilkes Co., GA Deed Books A - VV, 1784 - 1806, Farmer Genealogy, Dallas.
    Book PP, 1796-1798, p. 4.
  14. Michael Martin Farmer, Wilkes Co., GA Deed Books A - VV, 1784 - 1806, Farmer Genealogy, Dallas.
    Book GG, 1790-1793, p. 61.
  15. Michael Martin Farmer, Wilkes Co., GA Deed Books A - VV, 1784 - 1806, Farmer Genealogy, Dallas.
    Book II, 1792-1794, p. 313.
  16. Michael Martin Farmer, Wilkes Co., GA Deed Books A - VV, 1784 - 1806, Farmer Genealogy, Dallas.
    Book GG, 1790-1793, p. 201.
  17. Michael Martin Farmer, Wilkes Co., GA Deed Books A - VV, 1784 - 1806, Farmer Genealogy, Dallas.
    Book MM, 1794-1795, p. 42.
  18. Michael Martin Farmer, Wilkes Co., GA Deed Books A - VV, 1784 - 1806, Farmer Genealogy, Dallas.
    Book MM, 1794-1795, p. 24.
  19. Grace Gillam Davidson, Early Records of Georgia, Vols 1-2, Silas Emmett Lucas, GA, 1932.
    Record of Wills--1792-1801, p. 61. Will was signed on 4 Jul 1793 and probated 8 Nov 1793. He had to have died in between.
  20. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    AKBlomquist. <e-mail address>
  21. Grace Gillam Davidson, Early Records of Georgia, Vols 1-2, Silas Emmett Lucas, GA, 1932.
    Record of Wills--1792-1801, p. 61.

Elizabeth Tate1

Female, #46177, (1731 - 13 Oct 1763)
Father*William Tate2 (12 Apr 1702 - 1751)
Mother*Sarah Skelton2 (1702 - )
Name Variation She was also known as Tait. 
Birth*1731 She was born in 1731 at Prince George Co., Virginia.1 
Marriage*say 1751 She married Daniel Grant at Bristol Parish, Prince George Co., Virginia, say 1751.1,3 
Married Namesay 1751  As of say 1751, her married name was Grant.1 
Death of Father1751 Her father William Tate died in 1751 at Lunenburg Co., Virginia.4 
Birth of Son21 May 1757 Her son Thomas Grant was born on 21 May 1757 at Halifax Co., Virginia.2 
Death*13 Oct 1763 She died at Halifax Co., Virginia, on 13 Oct 1763.1 
Burial*after 13 Oct 1763 Her body was interred after 13 Oct 1763 at Ground Squirrel Meeting House, Hanover Co., Virginia.5 

Family

Daniel Grant (1724 - 19 Oct 1793)
Marriage*say 1751 She married Daniel Grant at Bristol Parish, Prince George Co., Virginia, say 1751.1,3 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited11 Sep 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Mary Stearnes Henley. <e-mail address>
  2. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    :1706924, "Bonds", Rhonda Judge. <e-mail address>
  3. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Sarah Sharpless. <e-mail address>
  4. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    "marjoeal": Mary Stearnes Heney." <e-mail address>
  5. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    "South Alabama Roots and Branches", DB: marjoeal, Mary Stearnes Henley. <e-mail address>

Thomas Grant1

Male, #46178, (1682 - circa Jul 1774)
Birth*1682 He was born in 1682 at New Kent Co., Virginia.2 
Marriage*circa 1715 He married Isabella Richardson at Saint Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., Virginia, circa 1715.1 
Birth of Son1724 His son Daniel Grant was born in 1724 at Ground Squirrel Meeting House, Hanover Co., Virginia.1 
Death*circa Jul 1774 He died at Granville Co., North Carolina, circa Jul 1774.3 
Burialcirca Jul 1774 His body was interred circa Jul 1774 at Old Pole Green Church, about 20 miles from, Richmond (city), Virginia.3 
Probate*Aug 1774 A probate action was taken on his estate in Aug 1774 at Granville Co., North Carolina,

Thomas' will was written 27 Mar 1774 and probated in August 1774 in Granville Co, North Carolina. He only names three children in his will.
     Daughter Frances Allin - slaves
     Daughter Mildred Owen - slaves
     Son Daniel Grant - residue
     Grandson Thomas Grant - large gun, sword and belt
     Executor: son Daniel Grant
     "Two acres of land in the County of Hanover and Province of Virginia Whereon the Meeting House now stands known by the name of Ground Squirll Meeting House including the___ to the use of the Presberterian Congregation upon the conditional____that the said congregation do keep a good and genteel pailing or rails round the graves of my daughter in law and grandson that is buried in said ground."
     Witness: Fanny Owen (jurat), Armella Grant (jurat) Benja. Smith, Fanney Grant.3 
Biography* Thomas donated the land upon which the first Presbyterian church was built in Virginia and helped in it's erection. He was an elder in the congregation of the Ground Squirrel Meeting House in Hanover County, Virginia.3 
Research note* Thomas was probably the son of Thomas Grant, born 1663 in Warwickshire, England, who in turn was the son of Daniel Grant. If you can provide evidence to support this, or have an alternative theory about his ancestry, please contact Warren Culpepper.2 

Family

Isabella Richardson (circa 1694 - before Mar 1773)
Marriage*circa 1715 He married Isabella Richardson at Saint Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., Virginia, circa 1715.1 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited23 Jan 2005

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Mary Stearnes Henley. <e-mail address>
  2. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  3. WorldConnect, Rhonda Judge e-mail address.
  4. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    :1706924, "Bonds", Rhonda Judge. <e-mail address>
  5. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    "Bonds", Rhonda Judge. <e-mail address>

Isabella Richardson1

Female, #46179, (circa 1694 - before Mar 1773)
Ancestry Unknown* Information about the ancestry and siblings of Isabella Richardson is wanted. See page footer for contact information. 
Birth*circa 1694 Isabella was born at Saint Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., Virginia, circa 1694. She was the daughter of Francis Richardson and Rebecca Howard.1 
Marriage*circa 1715 She married Thomas Grant at Saint Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., Virginia, circa 1715.1 
Married Namecirca 1715  As of circa 1715, her married name was Grant.1 
Birth of Son1724 Her son Daniel Grant was born in 1724 at Ground Squirrel Meeting House, Hanover Co., Virginia.1 
Death*before Mar 1773 She died at Granville Co., North Carolina, before Mar 1773.1 
Burial*before Mar 1773 Her body was interred before Mar 1773 at Old Pole Green Church, about 20 miles from, Richmond (city), Virginia.2 

Family

Thomas Grant (1682 - circa Jul 1774)
Marriage*circa 1715 She married Thomas Grant at Saint Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., Virginia, circa 1715.1 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited15 Dec 2007

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Mary Stearnes Henley. <e-mail address>
  2. WorldConnect, Rhonda Judge e-mail address.
  3. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    :1706924, "Bonds", Rhonda Judge. <e-mail address>
  4. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    "Bonds", Rhonda Judge. <e-mail address>

Jeremiah Gafford1

Male, #46180, (5 Sep 1795 - 6 Jul 1844)
Father*Stephen D. Gafford1 (s 1753 - a 28 Nov 1822)
Mother*Frances Grant1 (s 1760 - )
Birth*5 Sep 1795 He was born on 5 Sep 1795 at Wilkes Co., Georgia.2 
Land Grant/Patent*1817 Land was granted to Jeremiah Gafford in 1817 at Butler Co., Alabama.3 
Marriage*say 1820 He married Elizabeth Routon say 1820.1 
Election*30 Aug 1824 Jeremiah was elected at Butler Co., Alabama, on 30 Aug 1824.4 
Church*between 1829 and 1837 Daniel and Jeremiah joined at Fort Dale Baptist Church, Fort Dale, Butler Co., Alabama, between 1829 and 1837 (delegate to the Alabama Association.)5 
1840 Census*1 Jun 1840 Jeremiah was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Butler Co., Alabama.
(Owned 33 slaves.)1 
Death*6 Jul 1844 He died at Greenville, Butler Co., Alabama, on 6 Jul 1844 at age 48.2 
Burial*after 6 Jul 1844 His body was interred after 6 Jul 1844 at Old Pioneer Cemetery, Greenville, Butler Co., Alabama. Tombstone reads "Citizen of Jones Co. GA untill 1819 when he became citizen of AL"
.1 

Family

Elizabeth Routon (28 Aug 1802 - 11 Oct 1870)
Marriage*say 1820 He married Elizabeth Routon say 1820.1 
Last Edited19 Dec 2003

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Mary Stearnes Henley. <e-mail address>
  2. Marilyn Davis Hahn, Butler County, Alabama in the 19th Century, 1978.
    p. 49. Cemetery Records of People born before 1850. Jeremiah Gafford 6 Sep 1795 - 6 Jul 1844.
  3. George Bernard Lewis: Chairman of the Butler Co. Heritage Book Committee, editor, The Heritage of Butler County, Alabama, Clanton, AL: Heritage Publishing Consultants, 2003.
    Pages 3-4: "Early Landowners of Butler County," from the Butler County Tract Book showing the first owners of land in the county:
    1817: ..., Daniel Gafford, Jeremiah Gafford, ...
    1818: ..., Grant Gafford (Assignee), James Gafford (Assignee), ...
    1819: ..., John Payne (Assignee), ...
  4. Marilyn Davis Hahn, Butler County, Alabama in the 19th Century, 1978.
    p. 16.
  5. George Bernard Lewis: Chairman of the Butler Co. Heritage Book Committee, editor, The Heritage of Butler County, Alabama, Clanton, AL: Heritage Publishing Consultants, 2003.
    Page 32. The 2nd location (1865) for Fort Dale Baptist Church was on 5 acres in the NE 1/4 of Sec. 2, T10, R14, on lands first settled by Daniel Gafford. The 3rd location for the Church was in the NE 1/4 of Sec. 31, T11, R15, on lands originally settled by Jeremiah Gafford, and near the present-day location.

Elizabeth Routon1

Female, #46181, (28 Aug 1802 - 11 Oct 1870)
Birth*28 Aug 1802 She was born on 28 Aug 1802 at Georgia. She was the daughter of Pleasant Routon and Cathryn Lee. 
Marriage*say 1820 She married Jeremiah Gafford say 1820.1 
Married Namesay 1820  As of say 1820, her married name was Gafford.1 
Death of Spouse6 Jul 1844 Her husband Jeremiah Gafford died on 6 Jul 1844 at Greenville, Butler Co., Alabama.2 
Death*11 Oct 1870 She died at Greenville, Butler Co., Alabama, on 11 Oct 1870 at age 68.1 

Family

Jeremiah Gafford (5 Sep 1795 - 6 Jul 1844)
Last Edited7 May 2003

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Mary Stearnes Henley. <e-mail address>
  2. Marilyn Davis Hahn, Butler County, Alabama in the 19th Century, 1978.
    p. 49. Cemetery Records of People born before 1850. Jeremiah Gafford 6 Sep 1795 - 6 Jul 1844.

Zachariah Gafford1

Male, #46182, (1797 - )
Father*Stephen D. Gafford1 (s 1753 - a 28 Nov 1822)
Mother*Frances Grant1 (s 1760 - )
Birth*1797 He was born in 1797 at Wilkes Co., Georgia.1 
Marriage*7 May 1815 He married Sally Weatherby at Jones Co., Georgia, on 7 May 1815.1 
1820 Census*7 Aug 1820 Zachariah was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Clinton, Jones Co., Georgia. (1M0-9, 1M26-45, 1F0-9, 1F26-45; 5 in agriculture; 7 slaves).2 
Probate4 Feb 1823 Martha, Grant and Zachariah listed to benefit in Stephen D. Gafford's will at Jones Co., Georgia, on 4 Feb 1823.3 
1830 Census*1 Jun 1830 Zachariah was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Butler Co., Alabama. (1M0-4, 1M10-14, 1M30-39, 1F5-9, 1F10-14, 1F30-39).4 

Family

Sally Weatherby (25 Apr 1795 - 20 Jun 1860)
Last Edited11 Sep 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Mary Stearnes Henley. <e-mail address>
  2. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Clinton, Jones, Co., GA, page 145. Transcription by Warren Culpepper from Ancestry.com image.
  3. Editor Mary Carter, Jones Co., GA Will Abstracts - 1833, "Georgia Pioneers Genealogical Magazine", Vol.XX, May 1983 #2.
  4. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Ancestry.com image transcribed by Warren Culpepper.

Sally Weatherby1

Female, #46183, (25 Apr 1795 - 20 Jun 1860)
Birth*25 Apr 1795 Sally was born at Rocky Comfort, Georgia, on 25 Apr 1795. She was the daughter of Septimus Weatherby and Sallie (Sarah) Myrick.1 
Marriage*7 May 1815 She married Zachariah Gafford at Jones Co., Georgia, on 7 May 1815 at age 20.1 
Married Name7 May 1815  As of 7 May 1815, her married name was Gafford.1 
1820 Census7 Aug 1820 Sally was probably a female free person of color, age 26 and under 45, in Zachariah Gafford's household on the 1820 Census at Clinton, Jones Co., Georgia.2 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Sally was probably a free white female, age 30 and under 40, in Zachariah Gafford's household, on the 1830 Census at Butler Co., Alabama.3 
Death*20 Jun 1860 She died on 20 Jun 1860 at age 65.1 

Family

Zachariah Gafford (1797 - )
Last Edited4 Dec 2003

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Mary Stearnes Henley. <e-mail address>
  2. 1820 Federal Census, United States.
    Clinton, Jones, Co., GA, page 145. Transcription by Warren Culpepper from Ancestry.com image.
  3. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Ancestry.com image transcribed by Warren Culpepper.

Stephen Gafford Jr.1

Male, #46184, (1800 - )
Father*Stephen D. Gafford1 (s 1753 - a 28 Nov 1822)
Mother*Frances Grant1 (s 1760 - )
Birth*1800 He was born in 1800 at Wilkes Co., Georgia.1 
Marriage*8 Nov 1819 He married Martha Worsham at Baldwin Co., Georgia, on 8 Nov 1819.1 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Stephen was probably a free white male, age 20 and under 30, in Martha Gafford's household, on the 1830 Census at Clinton, Jones Co., Georgia.2 

Family

Martha Worsham (say 1802 - Sep 1851)
Last Edited11 Sep 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Mary Stearnes Henley. <e-mail address>
  2. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Unknown Townships, Jones Co., GA, page 472.

Martha Worsham1

Female, #46185, (say 1802 - Sep 1851)
Birth*say 1802 She was born say 1802.1 
Marriage*8 Nov 1819 She married Stephen Gafford Jr. at Baldwin Co., Georgia, on 8 Nov 1819.1 
Married Name8 Nov 1819  As of 8 Nov 1819, her married name was Gafford.1 
Death*Sep 1851 She died in Sep 1851.1 

Family

Stephen Gafford Jr. (1800 - )
Last Edited8 Sep 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Mary Stearnes Henley. <e-mail address>

Elizabeth Gafford1

Female, #46186, (say 1801 - )
Father*Stephen D. Gafford1 (s 1753 - a 28 Nov 1822)
Mother*Frances Grant1 (s 1760 - )
Birth*say 1801 She was born say 1801.1 
Married Namesay 1821  As of say 1821, her married name was Thompson.1 
Marriage*say 1821 She married David Thompson say 1821.1 
1830 Census1 Jun 1830 Elizabeth was probably a free white female, age 20 and under 30, in Martha Gafford's household, on the 1830 Census at Clinton, Jones Co., Georgia.2 

Family

David Thompson (say 1798 - )
Last Edited8 Sep 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Mary Stearnes Henley. <e-mail address>
  2. 1830 Federal Census, United States.
    Unknown Townships, Jones Co., GA, page 472.

David Thompson1

Male, #46187, (say 1798 - )
Birth*say 1798 He was born say 1798.1 
Marriage*say 1821 He married Elizabeth Gafford say 1821.1 

Family

Elizabeth Gafford (say 1801 - )
Last Edited23 Nov 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Mary Stearnes Henley. <e-mail address>

Nancy Ann Webster1

Female, #46188, (13 Jan 1786 - )
Father*Abner Webster2 (25 Dec 1761 - 1803)
Mother*Elizabeth Martin2 (10 Feb 1766 - s 1836)
Birth*13 Jan 1786 She was born on 13 Jan 1786.1 
Married Namesay 1804  As of say 1804, her married name was Rorie.1 
Marriage*say 1804 She married John M. Rorie say 1804.1 

Family

John M. Rorie (say 1783 - )
Last Edited23 Jan 2005

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2002-2004 to Warren Culpepper from Donna Wall, Gwinnett Co., GA, e-mail address.
  2. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Mary Stearnes Henley. <e-mail address>

Jonathan Webster1

Male, #46189, (15 Dec 1790 - 1861)
Father*Abner Webster1 (25 Dec 1761 - 1803)
Mother*Elizabeth Martin1 (10 Feb 1766 - s 1836)
Birth*15 Dec 1790 He was born on 15 Dec 1790.2 
Death of Father1803 His father Abner Webster died in 1803 at Wilkes Co., Georgia.3 
Probate3 Aug 1803 Jonathan was the executor of Abner Webster's estate at Wilkes Co., Georgia, on 3 Aug 1803.4 
Death of Mothersay 1836 His mother Elizabeth Martin died say 1836 at Wilkes Co., Georgia.1 
Death*1861 He died at Upson Co., Georgia, in 1861.2 
Last Edited23 Jan 2005

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Mary Stearnes Henley. <e-mail address>
  2. E-mail written 2002-2004 to Warren Culpepper from Donna Wall, Gwinnett Co., GA, e-mail address.
  3. Date of death assumed from date of probate of estate.
  4. Ceded Lands - Records of St. Paul Parish and Early Wilkes Co., GA, Alden Associates, Albany, GA, 1964.
    Abstracts of Early Wills, page 155. Cites W/B 1806-08, page 37.

Thomas Gafford1

Male, #46190, (say 1721 - after 1800)
Ancestry Unknown* Information about the ancestry and siblings of Thomas Gafford is wanted. See page footer for contact information. 
Birth*say 1721 He was born say 1721.1 
Marriage*say 1742 He married Mary Elizabeth Hinton say 1742.1 
Birth of Son1745 His son John Gafford was born in 1745 at Lunenburg Co., Virginia.1 
Birth of Sonsay 1753 His son Stephen D. Gafford was born say 1753 at Lunenburg Co., Virginia.1 
Birth of Son1755 His son William Gafford was born in 1755.1 
Burial*after 1800 His body was interred after 1800 at Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Laurens District, South Carolina.1 
Death*after 1800 He died at Laurens District, South Carolina, after 1800.1 

Family

Mary Elizabeth Hinton (say 1724 - )
Marriage*say 1742 He married Mary Elizabeth Hinton say 1742.1 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited15 Dec 2007

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Mary Stearnes Henley. <e-mail address>

Mary Elizabeth Hinton1

Female, #46191, (say 1724 - )
Ancestry Unknown* Information about the ancestry and siblings of Mary Elizabeth Hinton is wanted. See page footer for contact information. 
Birth*say 1724 She was born say 1724.1 
Marriage*say 1742 She married Thomas Gafford say 1742.1 
Married Namesay 1742  As of say 1742, her married name was Gafford.1 
Birth of Son1745 Her son John Gafford was born in 1745 at Lunenburg Co., Virginia.1 
Birth of Sonsay 1753 Her son Stephen D. Gafford was born say 1753 at Lunenburg Co., Virginia.1 
Birth of Son1755 Her son William Gafford was born in 1755.1 

Family

Thomas Gafford (say 1721 - after 1800)
Marriage*say 1742 She married Thomas Gafford say 1742.1 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited1 Jan 2012

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Mary Stearnes Henley. <e-mail address>

John Gafford1

Male, #46192, (1745 - 1808)
Father*Thomas Gafford1 (s 1721 - a 1800)
Mother*Mary Elizabeth Hinton1 (s 1724 - )
Birth*1745 He was born in 1745 at Lunenburg Co., Virginia.1 
Marriage*say 1769 He married Fanny (?) at Amelia Co., Virginia, say 1769.1 
Death*1808 He died in 1808.1 

Family

Fanny (?) (say 1748 - )
Last Edited8 Sep 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Mary Stearnes Henley. <e-mail address>

Fanny (?)1

Female, #46193, (say 1748 - )
Birth*say 1748 She was born say 1748.1 
Marriage*say 1769 She married John Gafford at Amelia Co., Virginia, say 1769.1 
Married Namesay 1769  As of say 1769, her married name was Gafford.1 

Family

John Gafford (1745 - 1808)
Last Edited8 Sep 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Mary Stearnes Henley. <e-mail address>

William Gafford1

Male, #46194, (1755 - 1783)
Father*Thomas Gafford1 (s 1721 - a 1800)
Mother*Mary Elizabeth Hinton1 (s 1724 - )
Birth*1755 He was born in 1755.1 
Marriage* He married Sarah (?).1 
Death*1783 He died in 1783.1 

Family

Sarah (?) (say 1758 - )
Last Edited8 Sep 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Mary Stearnes Henley. <e-mail address>

Sarah (?)1

Female, #46195, (say 1758 - )
Birth*say 1758 She was born say 1758.1 
Marriage* She married William Gafford.1 
Married Name Her married name was Gafford.1 

Family

William Gafford (1755 - 1783)
Last Edited8 Sep 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Mary Stearnes Henley. <e-mail address>

Mildred Grant1

Female, #46196, (29 Aug 1719 - 1806)
Father*Thomas Grant1 (1682 - c Jul 1774)
Mother*Isabella Richardson1 (c 1694 - b Mar 1773)
Birth*29 Aug 1719 She was born on 29 Aug 1719 at Saint Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., Virginia.1 
Married Name8 Dec 1750  As of 8 Dec 1750, her married name was Owen.2 
Marriage*8 Dec 1750 She married John Owen at Henrico Co., Virginia, on 8 Dec 1750 at age 31. (In addition to the children detailed, there were two other sons (Thomas Owen and Richardson Owen) and four other daughters (Mary Owen Allen Montague, Isabella Owen Gill, Mildred Owen and Elizabeth Owen Smith).3,4 
Birth of Son25 Mar 1754 Her son John Owen Jr. was born on 25 Mar 1754 at Henrico Co., Virginia.2 
Death of Fathercirca Jul 1774 Her father Thomas Grant died circa Jul 1774 at Granville Co., North Carolina.5 
Death of Spouse9 Aug 1804 Her husband John Owen died on 9 Aug 1804 at Henrico Co., Virginia.2,6 
Death*1806 She died at Wilkes Co., Georgia, in 1806.1 
Biography* Dr. Richardson Owen, grandson of Mildred Grant wrote in 1844 his recollection of her. "She was a woman of large frame, rather taciturn, industrious to a proverb, frugal, economical, keen in her observations, kind to all children, not easily moved in distress, but firm, and remarkably staid in her mind, in all emergencies, pious, methodical, and had a great contempt for a mean character."2 

Family

John Owen (15 Nov 1691 - 9 Aug 1804)
Marriage*8 Dec 1750 She married John Owen at Henrico Co., Virginia, on 8 Dec 1750 at age 31. (In addition to the children detailed, there were two other sons (Thomas Owen and Richardson Owen) and four other daughters (Mary Owen Allen Montague, Isabella Owen Gill, Mildred Owen and Elizabeth Owen Smith).3,4 
Children
Last Edited29 Sep 2002

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    "Bonds", Rhonda Judge. <e-mail address>
  2. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    :1706924, "Bonds", Rhonda Judge. <e-mail address>
  3. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    :1706924, "Bonds", Rhonda Judge <e-mail address>. Said marriage date to be 1741.
  4. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    "South Alabama Roots and Branches", DB: marjoeal, Mary Stearnes Henley. <e-mail address>
  5. WorldConnect, Rhonda Judge e-mail address.
  6. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    "South Alabama Roots and Branches", DB: marjoeal, Mary Stearnes Henley <e-mail address>. Said Place of death was Granville Co., NC.

John Owen1,2

Male, #46197, (15 Nov 1691 - 9 Aug 1804)
Birth*15 Nov 1691 John was born at Henrico Co., Virginia, on 15 Nov 1691. Son of Thomas Owen and Lucy Wooten.2 
Marriage*8 Dec 1750 He married Mildred Grant at Henrico Co., Virginia, on 8 Dec 1750 at age 59. (In addition to the children detailed, there were two other sons (Thomas Owen and Richardson Owen) and four other daughters (Mary Owen Allen Montague, Isabella Owen Gill, Mildred Owen and Elizabeth Owen Smith).3,4 
Birth of Son25 Mar 1754 His son John Owen Jr. was born on 25 Mar 1754 at Henrico Co., Virginia.2 
Death*9 Aug 1804 He died at Henrico Co., Virginia, on 9 Aug 1804 at age 112.2,5 
Burial*after 9 Aug 1804 His body was interred after 9 Aug 1804 at Prince Edward Co., Virginia.6 
Biography* John was a vestryman from 1752 to 1765 in Antrim Parish.

Dr. Richardson Owen, grandson of John Owen, writes in 1844 his recollection of him. " I remember him distinctly. He was a small man, with piercing black eyes, and when over a hundred years of age, was firm, and stayed in his mind to a remarkable degree."2
 

Family

Mildred Grant (29 Aug 1719 - 1806)
Children
Last Edited11 Sep 2002

Citations

  1. (an unknown value.)
  2. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    :1706924, "Bonds", Rhonda Judge. <e-mail address>
  3. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    :1706924, "Bonds", Rhonda Judge <e-mail address>. Said marriage date to be 1741.
  4. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    "South Alabama Roots and Branches", DB: marjoeal, Mary Stearnes Henley. <e-mail address>
  5. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    "South Alabama Roots and Branches", DB: marjoeal, Mary Stearnes Henley <e-mail address>. Said Place of death was Granville Co., NC.
  6. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    "South Alabama Roots and Branches", DB: marjoeal, Mary Stearnes Henley <e-mail address>.

John Owen Jr.1

Male, #46198, (25 Mar 1754 - 8 Dec 1824)
Father*John Owen1 (15 Nov 1691 - 9 Aug 1804)
Mother*Mildred Grant1 (29 Aug 1719 - 1806)
Birth*25 Mar 1754 He was born on 25 Mar 1754 at Henrico Co., Virginia.1 
American Revolution*between 1775 and 1783 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War between 1775 and 1783
(DAR Listing: John Owen, Jr., born 25 Mar 1754 in Virginia, died 8 Dec 1824 in Virginia, married Ameila Grant, First Lieutenant, North Carolina.)2 
Marriage*5 Sep 1776 He married Amelia Grant on 5 Sep 1776 at age 22.1 
Probate8 Nov 1793 Thomas, John, Amelia, Frances, Isabella and Anna listed to benefit in Daniel Grant's will at Wilkes Co., Georgia, on 8 Nov 1793.3 
Death of Father9 Aug 1804 His father John Owen died on 9 Aug 1804 at Henrico Co., Virginia.1,4 
Death of Mother1806 His mother Mildred Grant died in 1806 at Wilkes Co., Georgia.5 
Death of Spouse28 Jun 1822 His wife Amelia Grant died on 28 Jun 1822 at Granville Co., North Carolina.1 
Death*8 Dec 1824 He died at Virginia on 8 Dec 1824 at age 70.1 

Family

Amelia Grant (29 Oct 1752 - 28 Jun 1822)
Marriage*5 Sep 1776 He married Amelia Grant on 5 Sep 1776 at age 22.1 
Last Edited30 Apr 2012

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    :1706924, "Bonds", Rhonda Judge. <e-mail address>
  2. DAR Patriot Index, Washington, DC: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2003.
  3. Grace Gillam Davidson, Early Records of Georgia, Vols 1-2, Silas Emmett Lucas, GA, 1932.
    Record of Wills--1792-1801, p. 61.
  4. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    "South Alabama Roots and Branches", DB: marjoeal, Mary Stearnes Henley <e-mail address>. Said Place of death was Granville Co., NC.
  5. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    "Bonds", Rhonda Judge. <e-mail address>

William Tate1

Male, #46199, (12 Apr 1702 - 1751)
Name Variation He was also known as Tait. 
Birth*12 Apr 1702 William was born at New Kent Co., Virginia, on 12 Apr 1702. William Tate was the son of James Tate (3), born 1662 in New Kent Co., VA, and Anne Upham. James (3) and Anne had 7 children. James Tate (3) was the son of James Tate (2), born in 1638 in York Co. VA, and Elizabeth Dandridge. James Tate (2) was the son of Janes Tate (1), born in England in 1618, died in York Co, and married to Mary Evans who was also born in England in 1618. (Source of ancestry: Judy.2
Marriage*say 1722 He married Sarah Skelton say 1722.1 
Death*1751 He died at Lunenburg Co., Virginia, in 1751.2 

Family

Sarah Skelton (1702 - )
Child
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited4 Nov 2003

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    :1706924, "Bonds", Rhonda Judge. <e-mail address>
  2. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    "marjoeal": Mary Stearnes Heney." <e-mail address>

Sarah Skelton1

Female, #46200, (1702 - )
Ancestry Unknown* Information about the ancestry and siblings of Sarah Skelton is wanted. See page footer for contact information. 
Birth*1702 She was born in 1702 at Saint Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., Virginia.2 
Marriage*say 1722 She married William Tate say 1722.1 
Married Namesay 1722  As of say 1722, her married name was Tate.1 
Name Variationsay 1722  As of say 1722, Sarah Skelton was also known as Tait. 

Family

William Tate (12 Apr 1702 - 1751)
Child
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
Last Edited15 Dec 2007

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    :1706924, "Bonds", Rhonda Judge. <e-mail address>
  2. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    "marjoeal": Mary Stearnes Heney." <e-mail address>