Sterling Gardner1

Male, #45716, (5 May 1762 - circa 1848)
Father*Thomas Gardner1 (8 Aug 1721 - 10 Nov 1773)
Mother*Martha Pryor1 (10 Apr 1723 - 13 Mar 1780)
Namesake* Sterling Gardner Culpepper (I) was named for Sterling Gardner
Birth*5 May 1762 He was born on 5 May 1762 at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina.2 
Will10 Nov 1773 Pryor, Martha, William, John, George, Kemp and Sterling named as heir(s) in the will of Thomas Gardner at Halifax Co., North Carolina, on 10 Nov 1773.3 
Death of Father10 Nov 1773 His father Thomas Gardner died on 10 Nov 1773 at Halifax Co., North Carolina.2,4 
American Revolution*between 1775 and 1783 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War between 1775 and 1783
(DAR Listing: Sterling Gardner, born 5 May 1762 in North Carolina, died before Mar 1848 in Georgia, married ___ Neal, Patriotic Service, North Carolina.)5 
Death of Mother13 Mar 1780 His mother Martha Pryor died on 13 Mar 1780 at Halifax Co., North Carolina.2,4 
Land Lottery*1805 He had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1805 at Baldwin Co., Georgia,
In the 1805 Georgia Land Lottery both Pryor and Sterling Gardner won land in Baldwin County. Pryor's winning draw was Land Lot 98 in District 4 (202.5 acres). Sterling's was Land Lot 236 in District 1 of Baldwin (202.5 acres). Pryor's son-in-law Thomas Harris, husband of Sarah Gardner, won Land Lot 85 in District 1 (202.5 acres) in Baldwin. William Gardner registered but did not win.6 
Will*circa 1843 He made a will at Upson Co., Georgia, circa 1843.

Upson County, Georgia Will Book A p. 76-77
State of Georgia In the name of God Amen
Upson County I Sterling Gardner of the County & State aforesaid do make & ordain this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking all others.
I direct that my body be buried in a decent & respectable manner, and that all my just debts be fully paid.
Item I give & bequeath to me beloved daughter Sarah Moss the sum of One hundred dollars, to her, her heirs & asignes forever.
Item I give & bequeath to Mary T. Caroline C & Alabama Gardner heirs of my beloved Son Thomas Gardner deceased, the sum of one hundred dollars to be equally divided between them to them, their heirs & assignes forever.
Item I give & bequeath to Rebecka Ann Jordan and Richard Washington Heath heirs of my beloved daughter Elizabeth Heath dec'd the sum of one hundred dollars to be equally divided between them. to them, their heirs & assignes forever.
Item I give & bequeath to James T Persons. Syntha Joiner and Elizabeth Hooge heirs of my beloved daughter Martha Persons deceased the sum of four hundred & fifty dollars to be equally divided between them. to them, their heirs & assignes forever.
Item I give & bequeath to Lewis & Sterling S. Pitts heirs of my beloved daughter Nancy Pitts deceased the sum of One hundred dollars to be equally divided between them, to them their heirs & assignes forever
Item I give & bequeath to my beloved daughter Precisilla Ivy the sum of one hundred dollars, to her, her heirs & assignes forever.
Item I give & bequeath to my beloved daughter Susanah Jenkins the sum of one hundred dollars, to her, her heirs & assignes forever.
Item I give & bequeath to my beloved daughter Frances Stafford the sum of fifty dollars, to her, her heirs & assignes forever.
Item I give & bequeath to Sicero Sterling, Susanah Frances & Sarah Gibson heirs of my beloved daughter Mary Gibson deceased one note of hand that I now hold against the estate of Thomas Gibson deceased with in trust thereon, and the further sum of two hundred dollars to be equally divided between them by my Execator or they severally become of lawful age, to them, their heirs & assignes forever.
Item The residue of my estate not already disposed of I direct my Exacutor to divide into four equal parts or Morties. One part thereof I give & bequeath to my beloved son John Gardner, to him his heirs & assignes forever.
Item And one part thereof to my beloved daughter Caroline C. Smith to her, her heirs & assignes forever.
Item One part thereof to the heirs of my beloved son Sterling Gardner deceased to be equally divided between them, to them, their heirs and assignes forever.
Item And one part thereof to Augustis W. Sterling S. Elizabeth Ann Thomas L. and Reubin Rogers, heirs of my beloved daughter Frances Rogers now Frances Stafford to be equally divided between them, to them, their heirs & assignes forever.
Item I direct that as soon as my estate can be settled & a division **** that my Executors pay over to all the above mentioned heirs that have become of lawful age or married then aupichue portions, and to retain in their hands the remainder of the Lagacie, or portions of those that have not become of lawful age, until they do become of lawful age and then pay them oui then repichue parts without interest.
Lastly I hereby constitute & appoint my Son John Gardner and Laurence Smith Executors of this my last will & testamment.
In testmony whenof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my Seal this 2*th March 1843.
William Willis
A. W. Stafford Sterling Gardner
Janice M. Willis

State of Georgia Inferior Court Settins for Ordinary Purposes
Upson County March Term 1848
The within last Will & Testament of Sterling Gardner deceased having been duly proven at this Regular Term in Open Court upon the oath of William Willis are of the subscribing witness to said will. It is ordered that the same be a omitted to record and that letters Testamentary issue to John Gardner are of the Executors namedin said will.
Attest** William Trice J.J.C.
Wm Aloff C.M. C.O. William Lowe J.J.C.7
 
Death*circa 1848 He died at Upson Co., Georgia, circa 1848.7 
Last Edited30 Apr 2012

Citations

  1. E-mail written Jun 2005 to Warren Culpepper from Patricia Daniel Bailey, e-mail address.
    Mrs. George O. (Charlotte Thomas) Marshall, Jr. cites Gardner family relationships and dates from a family bible.
  2. Susan Shields Sasek, compiler, e-mail address, Sassytazzy's Online Genealogical Research Library, Rootsweb, Jun 2006.
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~sassytazzy/searchsite.html
    Thomas Gardner Jr.'s Family Bible:
    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~sassytazzy/family/surnames/gardner/bible/gardnerthomasbible1.html.
  3. USGenWeb Archives.
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
    This file was contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by Larealia Camp
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/halifax/wills/thogard.txt.

  4. Rev. Thomas Gardner (1756-1827) Family Bible, 1805, Mathew Carey - Philadelphia, Mildred Allen Adams (w/o James E. Allen Sr.), owner, Warrenton, NC, (1969).
    Thomas Gardner Senr Departed this life November the 10th 1773
    Martha Gardner his wife Departed this life March the 13th 1780.
  5. DAR Patriot Index, Washington, DC: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2003.
  6. E-mail written 20 Nov 2009 - Oct 2014 to Culpepper Connections from Hunter Cole, e-mail address.
    See 1805 Georgia Land Lottery: Persons Entitled to Draws, compiled by Paul K. Graham. Decatur, Ga.: The Genealogy Company, 2005.
  7. Larry D. Kingsley, compiler, e-mail address, The King's Meadow, Rootsweb: WorldConnect (online family tree).
    http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=ldkingsley