Reuben McElroy1

Male, #45884, (1759 - 12 Feb 1820)
Father*William McElroy1 (23 Dec 1717 - a 1803)
Mother*Ghaskey Snickers1 (c 1720 - )
Birth*1759 He was born in 1759 at Johnston Co., North Carolina.1 
American Revolution*between 1775 and 1783 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War between 1775 and 1783
(Reuben McElroy, born circa 1754, died 12 Feb 1820 in Georgia, married Christiana ___, Private, North Carolina, Widow Pensioned, Heirs Pensioned
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In the North Carolina Militia while a resident of Wake County, Richard Hartsfield and Reuben McElroy, brother of Richard's wife Anna, served together and were in a skirmish with the British or Tories at Cross Creek, North Carolina and at the Battle of Guilford Court House, North Carolina. They followed Reuben and his wife, Christiana, to Georgia about 1784.)2,3 
Marriage*Apr 1776 He married Christiana Johnson at Wake Co., North Carolina, in Apr 1776.1 
Birth of Son11 Apr 1779 His son Giles McElroy was born on 11 Apr 1779 at North Carolina.4 
Deed10 Feb 1792 He witnessed a deed grant by James McElroy and Lucy McElroy to Wiley Henry Sims on 10 Feb 1792 at Wilkes Co., Georgia, (James McElroy & Lucey, his wife, to Wiley (Willie) Simms, all of Wilkes Co., for £200, 2 acres on Golden Grove Creek in said co., adj. vacant on all sides when surveyed, granted to James McElroy, 24 Feb 1785. /s/ James Muckleroy, Lucey Muckleroy. Wit: Charles Muckleroy, William (x) Muckleroy. Proved by Charles McElroy & Reubin McElroy, 24 Mar 1796, before John Luckie, J.P. (Oglethorpe Co., GA, Deed Book B, p. 62.)5
Deed*10 Feb 1795 He was party to a deed on 10 Feb 1795 at Oglethorpe Co., Georgia,

Reuben McKleroy & Christiana, his wife, of Oglethorpe Co., Ga., to Isaac Bolton of Edgcomb Co., N.C., for £80, 200 acres in Wilkes Co., Ga. on S. side of North Fork of Clarks Creek where Richard Hartsfield formerly lived, adj. McLain, Stallings, & Rowden, part of tract granted to James Denley, 20 Jan. 1785. (signed) Reuben (x) Muckelroy, Christiana (x) McKeeroy. Wit: Aquila Burroughs, J.P. Regd. 4 Nov. 1796. (Wilkes County, Ga., Deed Book 00, 1795-1797, page 84.)6 
Deed28 Mar 1796 He was party to a deed on 28 Mar 1796 at Oglethorpe Co., Georgia,

Reuben Muckleroy & Christiana, his wife, to Wiley Sims, all of Oglethorpe Co., for $200 on West side of Grove Creek in said co., adj. where Reuben Muckelroy now lives, Joseph Embry, James Sims & Zachariah Lawrence, 200 acres, is part of 400 acres granted to Reuben Muckleroy by Gov. George Matthews, 7 Mar 1794. /s/ Reuben Muckleroy, Christiana (x) Mkleroy. Wit: A. Bell, J.P. (Oglethorpe Co., GA, Deed Book B, p. 58.) 
Deed16 Aug 1797 He witnessed a deed grant by William McElroy to Andrew Hartsfield on 16 Aug 1797 at Oglethorpe Co., Georgia, (William McElroy of Oglethorpe Co., Ga., farmer, for love, goodwill & affection, to my loving son in law, Andrew Hartsfield of Wake Co., NC, give a negro woman slave named Jane… 16 Aug 1797. /s/ William (x) McElroy. Wit: Richard Hartsfield, Reuben McElroy, William Hartsfield, John Hartsfield, Henry Hartsfield, Charles Sims. Oglethorpe Co., Ga.: deed of gift proved by Richard Hartsfield, Esqr., John Hartsfield & William Hartsfield, 6 Dec 1797, John Luckie, J.P. (Oglethorpe Co., GA Deed Book C, p. 69.)7
1800 Census*4 Aug 1800 Reuben was listed as the head of a family on the 1800 Census at Oglethorpe Co., Georgia.8 
Deed*25 Dec 1802 He granted a deed to Richard Hartsfield, witnessed by Henry Hartsfield, with Wiley Henry Sims as an adjacent landowner on 25 Dec 1802 at Oglethorpe Co., Georgia,

Reuben McElroy to Richard Hartsfield, both of Oglethorpe Co., for $50, on E. side of Grove Creek of Broad River in said co., beg. at Grove Creek on Wiley Sims' line… on Hartsfield's line… 40 acres, part of tract granted to Reuben McElroy. Wit: Henry Hartsfield, Jas (x) House. Oglethorpe Co.: proved by Henry Hartsfield, 19 Jun 1804, Richd. Bailey, J.P. Recorded 26 Jul 1805. (Oglethorpe Co., GA, Deed Book D, p. 476.)5 
Deed12 Oct 1805 He was the original land grant recipient in the deed granted by Charles Sims, with Wiley Henry Sims as a previous landowner on 12 Oct 1805 at Oglethorpe Co., Georgia,

Charles Sims, Junr. of Oglethorpe Co., Ga., to Samuel Brightwell of Elbert Co., Ga., for $400, in Oglethorpe Co., but in Wilkes Co., when surveyed… 100 acres is part of tract granted to Reuben McElroy by Gov. George Mathews, 7 Mar 1794, recorded in Book BBBB, folio 808 & sold by Reuben McElroy to Wiley Sims & by Wiley Sims to Charles Sims. /s/ Charles Simes. Wit: Jesse Bridges, John Luckie, J.P. Recorded 18 Aug 1806. (Oglethorpe Co., GA, Deed Book E, p. 63.)5 
Death*12 Feb 1820 He died at Jones Co., Georgia, on 12 Feb 1820.1 
Biography* Lived on Golden Grove Creek, Oglethorpe Co., GA and had lands on Clark's Creek, Wilkes Co., GA.

Served in the Revolution as a private under Captain Wood & Col. Malmady (A Frenchman). In the North Carolina militia while a resident of Wake Co., North Carolina, Richard Hartsfield (husband of Reuben's sister Anna) and Reuben served together and were in a skirmish with the British or Tories at Cross Creek, North Carolina and at the Battle of Guilford Court House, North Carolina.

They moved to Georgia about 1784 and were soon followed by Anna and Richard. Reuben was an ordained minister and was at one time a member of Mars Hill, Baptist Church, Oconee Co., Georgia.1 
Biography Carole Williams wrote on 20 Apr 2013:
REUBEN MC KLEROY and his wife Christiana were married in Wake Co., N.C. 4/1776; he served as a Private under Captain Wood and Col. Malmady, "a Frenchman" in the N.C. Militia, while a resident of Wake Co.,N.C. Pension application not only furnished these bits of information but the fact that Reuben and Richard Hartsfield Richard Hartsfield, neighbors in Wake Co. rescued Reuben's brother JOHN MC KLEROY John A. McElroy from "irons"-John had been captured by the British and Tories and imprisoned. Both Richard Hartsfield and Reuben served together and were in a skirmish with the British or Tories at Cross Creek, N.C., and at the Battle of Guiford Court House, N.C. Reuben died 2/12/1820 in Jones Co.,Ga., and Christiana, b. ca. 1759, was alive in 1851 when her pension application was granted. She lived in Harris Co.,Ga. and her son Nathan McKleroy and her daughter Rebecah made depositions, together with William Hartsfield William Hartsfield, son of Richard then living in Harris Co. in support of Christiana's claim. Mary Sims Mary Hartsfield, who was b. 4/17/1774 in Wake County, also filed an affadavit in support of the claim, noting that Mary as a young child remembered Reuben and Christiana when they first married, before any children were born; that Mary's mother Anna Temple McElroy was the sister of Reuben McElroy; that Mary's family followed Reuben McElroy's family to Wilkes and Oglethorpe Cos., Ga., and lived for years as neighbors...4 

Family

Christiana Johnson (1759 - )
Marriage*Apr 1776 He married Christiana Johnson at Wake Co., North Carolina, in Apr 1776.1 
 REUBEN MCKLEROY FAMILY RECORD, taken from copy furnished with application of his widow Christiana McKleroy for Widow's Pension, 1851. Page 59, canto 639 of Paradise Regaind, Entries begun below printing on page, following "THE END"
     Giles Mckleroy was Born the 11th of Apriel 1779--
     Anner Mckleroy was Born 28th of August 1781--
     Betsy Mckleroy was born March 3rd 1784--
     James Mckleroy was born July 2nd 1786--
     Nedom Mckleroy was born July 2nd 1786--
     Nathan Mckleroy was born 16 September 1788--
     Rachel Mckleroy was born 2nd June 1791--
     Jesse Mckleroy was born 3d of July 1793--
     Tomsy Mckleroy was born the 19th of september 1795--
     Polly Mckleroy was born the 19th of september 1795--
     Rebecah Mckleroy was born the 19 of Apriel 1798--
     Salley Mckleroy was born the 1st of March 1801--
     Esther Mckleroy was Born August 1st 1804--.4 
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Last Edited9 May 2013

Citations

  1. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Barber/Brasel Family: by Joyce Barber. <e-mail address>
  2. Rita DonCarlos e-mail address.
  3. DAR Patriot Index, Washington, DC: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2003.
  4. E-mail written 30 Mar 2013 to Warren Culpepper from Carole Williams (desc/o #45884), e-mail address.
  5. Michael Martin Farmer, Oglethorpe Co., GA Deed Books A-E, 1794-1809, Farmer.
  6. Michael Martin Farmer, Wilkes Co., GA Deed Books A - VV, 1784 - 1806, Farmer Genealogy, Dallas.
    page 468.
  7. Michael Martin Farmer, Wilkes Co., GA Deed Books A - VV, 1784 - 1806, Farmer Genealogy, Dallas.
  8. Florrie Carter Smith, History of Oglethorpe County, Georgia, Washington, GA: Wilkes Pub. Co., 1972, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8175 H2s supp..
    Page 241, "1800 Census from Misc Records Book in office of Clerk of Superior Court"
    Captain Lee's District, Oglethorpe Co., GA
    Reuben McElroy, 2 M0-10, 3 M10-16, 1 M16-26, 1 M26-45, 3 F0-10, 1 F10-16, 1 F16-26, 1 F26-45.