Henry Harvey Jeffares
1786 Ireland - 1863 GA
Wexford, Ireland Origins
through
the American Civil War

  Children of Martha Tharpe:
      1. Annie Durham Jeffares (1820 - ?)
      2. John Edwin Jeffares (1822 - 1864)
      3. Robert Jeffares (1824 - 1851)
      4. Isaac Jeffares (1827 - 1829)
  Children of Elizabeth Rainey:
      5. Martha Jeffares (1833 - 1900)
      6. Henry Jeffares (1835 - 1914)
      7. Bennett Rainey Jeffares (1837 - 1866)

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Michael S. Parks (parks@uh.edu)
Last Updated September 28, 2012
Rathronan Castle -- Ronan's Ringfort
(actually a fortalice -- a small fortified location or fort)
Occupied by a line of Christopher Jeffares families in the 18th century

photo from Kevin Whalen's "Wexford History and Society"
(used with permission)
(Click here for modern photos and location)

Henry Harvey Jeffares' story begins with the oral history provided by his granddaughter. The following information on the immigrant Henry Harvey Jeffares is based on data taken from "Aunt Martha (Jeffares) Brown's Remembrances" -- a five page document taken from Elon's bible (Elon may be Elon (Hunt) Jeffares -- wife of Jessie William Jeffares, son of John Allen Tharp Jeffares, son of John Edwin Jeffares, son of Henry Harvey Jeffares). "Aunt Martha Brown" is the daughter of John Edwin Jeffares, son of Henry Harvey Jeffares. All "Aunt Martha's" written circa 1930 are shown in italics below:

"Henry Jeffares was born in Ireland or Scotland. He was called Scotch-Irish. He and his brother are nailed up in a box and smuggled into the country. Holes were bored in the box for air. He was 12 years old and his brother Robert was eight. They landed in Smartenburg, SC His brother Robert died. Henry married (1819) Martha Tharpe, daughter of John and Mary (Durham) Tharp born 1757 [died 1864 at age 107]. Their children: Annie Durham Jeffares, born Nov 30, 1820, John Edwin, born July 6th, 1822; Robert born, Dec. 3rd, 1824; Isaac born, Oct 5th, 1827, died Feb. 13th, 1829"

With this single paragraph the interfaces of the immigration and descendents of Henry Harvey Jeffares begins. This site will show that Henry Harvey Jeffares was Irish not Scotch-Irish. The reasons for this extraordinary behavior by two small boys lies in the events that occurred in Wexford Ireland when Henry Harvey was 12 years old.

Henry Harvey Jeffares' Irish Origins

From Paul Jeffares1 (a Jeffares cousin from Australia) research we find the following:

Christopher Jeffares1 of Old Hall, Wexford bc. 1685 married ca. 1710 Susanne (Barrington?)

See this descendancy chart for the Christopher Jeffares line.

and here for the Irish Barrington connections in the Appendix and these marriage records (here)

Killinick Parish

Near the end of the old “Vestry Book” of Killinick parish, Will be found sundry entries of Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, from 1764 to 1801:--

MARRIAGES BY THE REVD. RICHD. BEVAN, CURATE OF KILLINICK.

CHRISTOPHER JIFFARES married to ELIZABETH DANBY, August 30th, 1782

HANNAH, daughter of CHRIST. JEFFARES, and ELIZABETH his wife, baptized Sept. 2nd, 1793, three.

EDWARD, son of CHRIST. And ELIZABETH JEFFARES, baptized August 19th, 1795 ... WILLM, son of CHRIST. And ELIZABETH JEFFARES, of Randlestown, bap- Tized Feby. 6th, 1790

  1. Christopher2 bc. 1710 of Rathronan and Rath m. Sarah ?. First son of Christopher and Susanne

    1. John of Rathronan m. Martha Tanner 1755 (dau. of William Tanner) No issue.

    2. Christopher3 bc. 1730 of Rathronan married Margret Danby May 3 1753 (Fern's marriage license). Daughter of John Danby of Yoletown.

      1. Christopher4 of Randalstown married Elizabeth (Mary) Danby Oct. 2 1782

        1. Sussana baptized 1784

        2. Henry Harvey b 1785 (no further Wexford records)

        3. Christopher5 b. 1787

        4. James Danby b.1789 (no further Wexford records)

        5. Mary

        6. Jane b 1791

        7. John L. b. 1783 (m. Ann 1790)

      2. Danby of St. Johns, Wexford m1. Catherine Boxwell , m2. Dorothy Cooper, m3. Ruth Sparrow

  2. John (2nd son of Christopher and Susanne) of Randalstown m. Mary 1739

  3. Isaac (3rd son of Christopher and Susanne) of Old Hall

  4. Richard (4th son of Christopher and Susanne) of Bridgetown a dyer, m. Catherine Jones 1735

  5. ? (5th son of Christopher and Susanne)

  6. William (6th son of Christopher and Susanne) of Bridgetown

  7. Edward (7th son of Christopher and Susanne) of Castletown a farmer m. Hannah Harman

Paul Jeffares extensive 30 year long research effort identifies the numerous Jeffares of Wexford during the 17th, 18th and 19th century in county Wexford. He identifies over 270 Jeffares individuals in his manuscript. His marriage dates and births are noted as above for the descendants of our Henry Harvey Jeffares. However, as noted by Paul some dates and relationships are uncertain. Paul has requested that I not post the document. He has requested that I post his e-mail address here: p_jeffares@hotmail.com. and interested individuals can contact him for the latest version of the Irish Jeffares origin.

Geography:

Wexford county is the southeastern most county in Ireland sixty miles west across the Irish sea from Wales (current population 104,000). The county seat is Wexford a small seaport town on the east coast. The Jeffares family were located in townland (a small geographic subdivision of the county) called Rathronan -- seven miles south southeast of the town of Wexford. Rathronan is an area of 270 acres one mile north of the village of Bridgetown (see below).

People:

The population of the area in early times were essentially from the Celts tribes. The area maintained its independence from invaders until the Vikings began raids in the 9th century. Wexford was sacked by the Vikings in 819 AD. Wexford became a primary Viking outpost. The primary Viking settlement was in Dublin. These Vikings were Danish in origin. The Wexford Vikings were apparently Norwegian. In 1014 the Celts broke the Vikings military rule and the remaining traders were absorbed into the population.

In 1169 over one hundred years after the Norman conquest of England, English King Henry II conquered Ireland and it came under the control of the Norman (English) Earls. In 1607 the local Irish expelled the English Normans and the lands reverted to the control of the local Irish.

In 1649, Oliver Cromwell -- who had ended the control of the monarchy in England -- was the Protestant Lord Protector of England. His troops entered Ireland and effectively took control of the country. In Wexford 1,200 citizens were massacred. Ireland at the time was predominantly Catholic. Cromwell confiscated all the lands of the Catholic land holders and redistributed it to his soldiers for payment for their services and to other favored Protestants. Catholic records tombstones and property was destroyed. The Wexford lands thus became into the ownership of Protestants (see this short history or this)

There are several theories about the Jeffares origins in Wexford. In Kevin Wheland's History of Society of Wexford, Roche's article identifies the Jeffares name as one of the Cromwellian recipients of the confiscated lands (called Cromwellian planters). The exact origin of the Protestant Jeffares into Wexford happened perhaps before the oldest ancestor we can identify -- Christopher Jeffares of Old Hall (a townland adjacent to the Rathronan townland) born circa 1685. This Christopher was born forty years after the Cromwellian invasion. So he is either:

  1. a descendant of a Cromwellian soldier (likely a grandson) who would have received Irish land as payment for his participation in the English invasion

    In "Irish Landed Gentry," Appendix 10 lists 5 possible "49 Officers": James and William Jeffereys, James Jeffererys, John Jeffrey and Wm. Jeffryes.
    But i have found no specific connection to Christopher above.

  2. Amy Barrington's book

    The Barringtons: A Family History

  3. a Huguenot Protestant -- The Protestant Huguenots were expelled from France in 1572 with the revocation of the Edict of Nantz which had allowed Protestants to live in France with religious freedom. The Huguenots immigrated to Holland, Germany, England and apporoximately 10,000 French immigrants to Ireland.

    According to Paul Jeffares:..."The earliest record of the name appears to be contained in a 16th century Spanish map of Ireland held in the Princess Grace Library in Monaco (from our cousin Prof. A.N. "Derry" Jeffares -- a W.B. Yeats scholar -- see his extensive publication list here). On that map, which was possibly part of a military "intelligence" exercise, Jeffares (possibly shown as “Jeffarez”) are shown as 'gentlefolk' at Enniscorthy."

    This map would indicate that the "Jeffarez" predated the Cromwellian invasion by almost one hundred years. The map has yet to be located and is based on Prof. A.N. (Derry) Jeffares' recollections.

    "Irish Pedigrees Volume," Part 6 Chapter 1, lists "Huguenots -- Table I -- Names of Foreign Refugees Who Settled in Great Britan and Ireland Before the Reign of Louis XIV of France." This table implies the listed names appear before 1643. In this list is the name "Jeffrey." The source of this list is Agnew's Third Volume of the French Protestants from France (London: Reeves and Turner 1874). The source does not identify the refugee's destination as Ireland or England.

  4. a Protestant Englishman who received tracts of Irish lands because of their relationship to Cromwell. There were investors in Cromwell's Irish invasion -- called "adventurers" who by contributing could own shares in the resulting loot. For example, there is a John Jeffreys -- "grocer of London" who invested 50 pounds (see in Pendergast's The Cromwellian Settlement of Ireland (1652-1660), page 418 (adventurer number 459).

In Kevin Whelan's Wexford: History and Society, Roche's article says both the Jeffares and Barrington's are Cromwellian planters. There are two Barrington lands noted in Whelan. They are about twenty miles north of Bridgetown and appear on a 1703 land ownership map.

While the exact Irish Jeffares origins remains in question, the more available history relates to how Henry Harvey and his brother stowed away on a boat bound for America. The 1798 Wexford rising was one of the attempts by the Irish to throw of the imperial rule of the British. The rising was a significant event in County Wexford history (see for example The Wexford Rising of 1798 or 1798 Centre).


From Aunt Martha Brown:

"Henry Jeffares moved to Doraville, in 1828, Gwinnett County. He taught school at Dunwoody, was a politician, teacher and farmer. He kept the Nancy Creek Primitive Baptist Church record from 1830 to 1856. He married Elizabeth Rainey Oct 6th, 1831. Henry Jeffares died March 8th, 1863. Elizabeth Died Feb. 25th, 1864. Both are buried in Nancy Creek churchyard, near Atlanta Georgia."

Census Records:

  1. The 1820 South Carolina census shows Henry (listed as Jeffries) with wife Martha Tharp in Fairfield county with on female child. Her father John Allen Tharp is shown a few houses away (See Tharp data below).

    Henry Harvey Jeffares' birth year is consistently different. His cemetery record according to Franklin Garrett's Necrology says he was born in 1786. His census records vary from 1794 to 1799. The Wexford Ireland records say 1785 (see the Paul Jeffares data above).

    1820 Fairfield South Carolina Census, Page 44
    Henry Jeffries 16-26
    1 female <10
    1 female 26-45
    adjacent are:
    Robert R. Coleman
    William Coleman, Jr.
    Solomon Coleman
    Francis Coleman
    David Coleman
    father-in-law John Allen Tharp is on page 42
    

  2. I have found no 1830 census records on Henry although he should appear in Dekalb County Georgia.

  3. In 1840 Henry is shown in Dekalb with:

    1840 Dekalb Georgia Census
    1 male     < 5 (Bennett Rainey b 1837)
    1 male    5-10 (Henry b 1833)
    1 male   10-15 (Robert b 1824)
    1 male   15-20 (John E. b 1822)
    1 male   40-50 (Henry)
    1 female  5-10 (Martha bc 1832)
    1 female 10-15 ?
    1 female 30-40 Elizabeth (Rainey) Jeffares
    

  4. The 1850 Gwinnett County Census, page 16 shows:

    1850 Gwinnett Georgia Census
    Henry Jeffares            51    M      IRE    school teacher
    Elizabeth Jeffares        47    F      SC
    Martha Jeffares           17    F      SC
    Henry J Jeffares          15    M      SC
    Bennett J Jeffares        13    M      SC

  5. The 1860 DeKalb Census (Browning's Courthouse District) shows:

    1860 DeKalb Georgia Census, Browning's
    Henry Jeffery  65
    Elizabeth      60
    BB             23 (Bennett Rainey)

Martha Tharpe died in 1828/9 in South Carolina.

In 1829, Henry would have been a widowed man with three small children (Annie age 9, John Edwin age 7, Robert age 7). One may assume he moved from South Carolina, noting the census birth places of his oldest children.

Martha Tharpe was the daughter of John Allen Tharpe of North Carolina.

According to Aunt Martha Brown's remembrances:

"John Allen Tharpe was born in 1756 - was a native of North Carolina, when North and South Carolina was called Carolina.

In 1771-1775 he was living in the Tar River District, Granville County, North Carolina. He was head of a family, 2 males .?.?. one slave..."

[Note: The 1790 Granville Census is made up soley of reconstructed data based on taxpayers records. I have found NO detailed census data to verify this other than the appearance of a John Tharpe Senior and John Tharpe Junior on the 17890 Granville NC census tax substitutes]

"He was a Revolutionary War soldier of Granville county and served in Montfort's comapny enlisted June 1st 1779. He was in the 10th Regiment of Col. Abraham Shepard.

He called for a new county in 1790, beginning on the Granville county line. He drew land lot in Georgia in 1820. His wife was named Mary. He had a daughter named Martha, who married Henry Jeffares."

Nancy (Jeffares) Rosser's letter states that:

"Aunt Martha Brown said her kinsman came over on the Mayflower and the only one I could find was George Thorpe"

Nancy Rosser's letter then outlines the early Virginia settlement up the James River from Jamestown in the early 1600s stating implying that John Allen Tharpe was descended from a Virginia George Thorp who married Margaret Throckmorton grand-daughter of Lord Thomas Berkeley. She further discusses how George and several of the Berkeley's and Throckmorton's founded an American colony called the "Berkeley Hundred" in 1620. His son William Thorp married Ursula Smith, daughter of John Smith of Pocahontas fame. The entire population of Henrico and Charles City were massacred in an Indian attack in 1622. George and 346 other settlers were killed. Contrary to Nancy Rosser and Aunt Martha Brown's remembrances, the Virginia Berkeley Hundred settlement has nothing to do with the Mayflower settlement in Massachusetts and there was no Thorp on the Mayflower.

 
Further, I think that ALL of the information on the Tharp family and on John Allen Tharpe stated above is INCORRECT.

Among other things: he was not a native from from Granville County NC and he was not a Revolutionary War soldier (at least not for the American side). See the Tharp Appendix below where another suggestion for the origins of John Allen Tharp is proposed.


Nancy Creek Church, Dekalb County Georgia


The seven children of Henry Jeffares and Martha Tharpe/Elizabeth Rainey were:

  1. Annie Durham Jeffares (1820- )

    No records found

  2. John Edwin Jeffares (1822-1864)


    Vicksburg Parole Signature, July 9, 1863
    Orderly Sergeant, John E. Jeffares, Company F, 36th Ga Infantry
    Died of wounds August 30, 1864 received at the Battle of Atlanta July 22, 1864.

    According to the Martha Brown remembrances:

    "John Edwin Jeffares was the son of Henry Jeffares and Martha Tharpe. He was born on July 6, 1822. He was six years old when they moved to Gwinnett county. He married Nancy Wallace Sept. 30th, 1842. They had five children: William, John, Robert, Mary, Martha. He taught school in Marthasville in 1843, which is now Atlanta. He was in the 36th Reg. in the Civil war. Was appointed 5th Sergeant April 10,1862, appointed 3rd sergeant May 16th 1863 and 1st Sergeant June 5th, 1863. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss. July 4th, paroled there July 9th, 1863."

    This corresponds to the war record found in Lillian Henderson's Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865. From Power's An Index to Confederate Soldiers in Gwinnett County, Georgia, Units During the War Between the States 1861-65 we know the 36th Georgia regiment reassembled in Demopolis, Alabama in the autumn after the fall of Vicksburg in July 1863 and rejoined the fight from Lookout Mountain to the defense of Atlanta and to the final surrender of the Army of Tennessee in 1865. Again from Aunt Martha Brown (Martha is listed as John Edwin's youngest daughter):

    "John E. Jeffares came home on furlough, and went to see his grandmother, who was living near Atlanta at a place called "Rough and Ready". (now East Point.) After he came home from his Grandmother's he told his family that his grandmother was 106 years old that day, and was as spry as a cricket. His grandmother was Mary Tharpe, wife of John Allen Tharpe, was born 1757. John E. Jeffares was in the battle of Atlanta. He and some soldiers were behind some barracks, and he kept getting up, to see which way the cannons were going. They told him if he didn't mind they would get him, and they did. He was wounded on July 22, 1864 on Peachtree Street. They carried him to Macon and he died of gangrene Aug. 29th 1864 and buried at Vineville Cemetery. His wife followed him down there, and when he died, she took off his suit of clothes he was wearing. She was wearing a hoop skirt, and she tied a string under her skirt, and looped his clothes over them and brought them home. They were taking all the clothes off the dead soldiers, and she determined they wouldn't get his, for she made them. He had his muster roll - in his pocket, and this is a list of soldiers that was in his muster roll."

    The remainder of the Aunt Martha Brown remembrance lists the entire Company F 36th Georgia Regiment. J.E. Jeffares is shown as 1st Sergeant. This list corresponds in most part to the Henderson's Roster.

    Contrary to the above, this Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon GA site says:

    John E. Jeffers, 29 Aug 1864 Co. F, 36th GA

    Compiled military service record of John E. Jeffares, Co. F, 36 (Broyle's) Georgia Infantry:

    • J.E. Jeffares, 5th Sergeant, Company F., 36 Reg't. Georgia infantry, Company Muster Roll for April 10 to June 1 1862, enlisted Apr. 10 1862 Atlanta GA Capt. E. L. Morton for 3 years or the war. Bounty for re-enlisting $50.00 Present.
    • J.E. Jeffares, 3rd Sergeant, Company F., 36 Reg't. Georgia infantry, Company Muster Roll for May to Aug 31 1863, enlisted Apr. 10 1862 Atlanta GA Capt. Morton for 3 years or the war. Last Paid by Fred Cox Apl. 30 1863. Present. Appointed Orderly Sergeant June 5 1863.
    • J. E. Jeffries, 1st Sgt., Co. F 36 Reg't Ga Inf, List of effective men, not dated.
    • John E. Jeffares, Company F., 36 Reg't. Georgia infantry, Register Officers and Soldiers killed in battle or who died of wounds or disease. Deceased Aug 30 1864. Where: Empire Hospital, Vineville, Ga. Vul. Sclop. (vulnus sclopeticum, i.e, gun shot wound) In whose charge: Wm. P. Harden Surgeon. Recv'd Sept 4 1864.
    • J.E. Jeffares, Ordl. Sergeant, Company F., 36 Reg't. Georgia infantry, Roll of Prisoners of War paroled at Vicksburg July 9 1863. Captured Vicksburg July 4 1863.
    • John E. Jeffares, Ord. Sgt. Co. F, 36 Ga Reg't.

    From Aunt Martha Brown's remembrances:

    "Nancy Wallace was the adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adams. Her mother died when she was an infant. She had two brothers John and Henry Wallace. Her adopted parents left her all their property. When John E. Jeffares courted her, he helped her to weave so many yards of cloth after supper, in that way he could do his courting. John E. Jeffares was a violinist, dancer, teacher, politician and farmer. He carried his daughter to dances and danced with them. Nancy Wallace was a red-head."

    1850 DeKalb Georgia Census, Browning's
    John E Jeffers 27 SC farmer
    Nancy Jeffers  23 GA
    John T Jeffers  1 GA
    Martha Jeffers  5 GA
    Mary A Jeffers  6 GA
    Wm H Jeffers    2 GA
    
    1860 DeKalb Georgia Census, Browning's
    John E Jeffares      38 SC farmer $400
    Nancy Jeffares       34 GA
    Mary H Jeffares      16 GA
    Martha Jeffares      15 GA
    William H H Jeffares 13 GA
    John A T Jeffares    12 GA
    R D Jeffares          9 GA
    Francis M Jeffares    6 GA
    B A Jeffares          2 GA
    

    Georgia Marriages, 1699-1944
    Name: John Jeffers
    Spouse: Nancy Wallace
    Marriage Date: 30 Nov 1842
    County: DeKalb
    State: Georgia

    Nancy Wallace death date is unknown. She is show on the 1860 Dekalb Census. However, John Edwin remarried Sara A. E. Moore on 9/28/1861. A Sarah A. Moore daughter of Jonathan Moore of Browning's DeKalb GA appears on the 1860 DeKalb Census age 27. His eldest daughter married a John W Moore of Newton County in 1866. I have yet to connect the Jonathan Moore of DeKalb and Newton county (father of John Edwin Jeffares second wife) and the William Moore and son John W Moore of Newton County. There were perhaps brothers and sons of Risdon Moore and Sarah Tree.

    1860 DeKalb Georgia Census, Browning's pg 4/12
    Jonathan Moore      70 GA
    Laney Moore         60 GA
    Sarah A Moore       27 GA <----
    Elizabeth H Moore   25 GA
    Mary B Moore        22 GA
    Nancy L Moore       20 GA
    Cordelia R Moore    17 GA
    Martha M J Moore    12 GA
    
    1850 Newton Georgia Census
    Jonathan More  60 GA
    Lany More      52 GA
    Sarah Ann More 22 GA
    Elizabeth More 20 GA
    James More     19 GA
    John More      17 GA
    Mary More      13 GA
    Nancy More     11 GA
    Cornelia More   8 GA
    Martha More     3 GA
    Jesse More     14 GA
    
    Children of John Edwin and Nancy Wallace:

    1. Mary A Jeffares (1844-1924)

      Georgia, Deaths Index, 1914-1927
      about Mary A Moore Name: Mary A Moore
      [Mary A Jefferies]
      Birth Date: 27 Mar 1844
      Birth Place: Georgia
      Death Date: 14 Sep 1924
      Death Place: Atlanta, Fulton
      Death Age: 80
      Race: White
      Ethnicity: American
      Gender: Female
      Father Name: John Jefferies <-------
      FHL Film Number: 2322574

      Further the image from Georgia Virtual Vault says:
      Widowed
      Informant: Mr. C.D. Moore, 208 Oliver Street
      Place of Burial: Conyers GA (this is Rockdale Co GA) Address: 208 Oliver Street Tenative:

      Married John W. Moore son of William Moore

      MUSTER ROLL OF COMPANY F, 42d REGIMENT
      GEORGIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
      ARMY OF TENNESSEE
      C. S. A.
      NEWTON COUNTY, GEORGIA
      NEWTON RIFLES or NEWTON RANGERS

      Moore, John W.- private August 20, 1862.
      Enlisted at Woodson's Cross Roads TN Aug 20 1862
      Captured Champion Hill (Baker's Creek) May 16 1863
      POW Camp Morton Indiana
      POW revd Ft Delaware June 9 1863
      Left in Hospital Ft. Delaware
      Exchanged July 4 1863
      Paroled July 30, 1863 Ft Delaware
      Register of Episcopal Hospital Williamsburg VA Aag 1 - Aug 11 1863 dibilatas (weakness)
      Roll dated December 9, 1863 last on file, shows him absent, sick at home.
      Pension records show he surrendered at Greensboro, N. C. April 26, 1865.
      (Born in Newton County, Ga. in 1837.)

      1910 Rockdale GA
      John W Moore    74 GA SC GA
      Mary A Moore    66 GA SC GA married 44 years (so m. 1866 b. 1844)
                                  9 children 6 surviving
      Georgia A Moore 29 GA GA GA
      Joseph O Moore  15 GA GA GA
      
      1900 Rockdale
      John W Moore    63 GA GA GA b 1837
      Mary A Moore    56 GA GA GA married 34 years (so m. 1866 b. 1844)
                                  9 children 6 surviving
      Georgia A Moore 19 GA GA GA dau
      Martha B Moore  17 GA GA GA dau
      Joseph O Moore   5 GA GA GA grandson
      
      1880 Rockdale
      John Moore       42 GA NC NC
      Mary A. Moore    36 GA SC GA
      Rachel M. Moore  11 GA GA GA  dau
      John W. Moore     9 GA GA GA son
      Mary Delany Moore 8 GA GA GA dau
      Sarah E. Moore    5 GA GA GA dau
      Micager Moore     4 GA GA GA son
      Rachel Moore     48 GA NC NC sister
      Sallie Moore     44 GA NC NC sister
      
      1870 Newton GA
      Sarah Moore     68 NC
      Rachel C Moore  40 GA
      Sarah Ann Moore 31 GA
      John W Moore    34 GA
      Mary Ann Moore  27 GA
      Rachel M L Moore 3 GA
      John W Moore  1/12 GA
      
      1860 Newton GA
      Wm Moore        63
      Sarah Moore     60
      Rachel Moore    31
      Green W Moore   29 [Private Company B 35th Reg Ga Inf
                          Died of Disease Bunker Hill VA june or July 1863]
      Micajah C Moore 28 [Private Company B 35th Reg Ga Inf
                          Died of Typhoid Fredericksburg VA 1/8/1862]
      Sarah Moore     26
      John W Moore    22 <---
      Thomas T Moore  21
      Isabella Moore  18
      
      1850 Newton GA
      William Moore 52
      Sarah Moore   50
      Rachael Moore 20
      William Moore 18
      Michael Moore 16
      Sarah Moore   14
      John Moore    12
      Thosa Moore   10
      Isabell Moore 18
      

      http://mtf.home.mindspring.com/indm-r.htm says Mary is Buried at: Moore, Mary A. Old Conyers 331 cemetery

      children of John W Mooore and MAry Ann Jeffares:

      1. Rachel M. Moore 1869 –
      2. John W. Moore 1871 –
      3. Mary Delany Moore 1872 –
      4. Sarah E. Moore 1875 –
      5. Micager Moore 1876 –
      6. Georgia A Moore 1880 –
      7. Martha B Moore 1882 –

    2. Martha T. Jeffares (1845-1941 Gordon GA)
      This rootsweb entry says:

      "...Martha T Jeffers (1845-) m 1865 in Gwinnett, Thomas Jefferson Brown (1836 SC-1918 Gwinnett GA), to Upson County around 1880 [I think this county is incorrct. They are in Gordon County GA continuously], Gordon County 1900. Buried Trinity Methodist Church. [HARMONY PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY, Calhoun (Gordon County) GA shows "T.J. Brown", 1836-1918] Son of Thomas Fulton Brown (1808-1890) of Marion SC"

      In the Company C 12th Georgia Battalion Georgia Light Artillery:

      "Brown Thomas J., Pvt., Enlisted 4/23/62, Stone Mountain, Deserted 8/3/64 Thunderbolt. PR Widow applied Gordon Co. 8/26/19. She had been a GA resident all her life, 75 years. T.J. Brown married Martha Jeffrs 12/10/65 in Gwinnett Co. T.J. died 9/8/18. J.T. was at home at the time of the surrender. He had been given a 30 day furlough by Capt. Johnson while at Savannah, in order to carry his Brother home. He made several attempts to return to the command, but the enemy was between home and the command. Witness J.W. Leopard of Walton Co. stated that he was present at the surrender, but that Brown was at home, having left the unit in Savannah 6/64 on furlough. Pension was not allowed."

      "Aunt Martha Brown" provided original data in the source document regarding Henry, Edwin, et al.)

      1870 Gordon County Georgia Census, Resaca
      Thomas J Brown  32 SC farmer
      Martha Brown    25 SC
      Julia J Brown    3 GA
      John T Brown  2/12 GA
      Mary F Brown    26 SC [Martha's sister]
      William Howard  13 SC works on farm
      John H Swafford 21 GA works on farm
      
      1880 Gordon County Georgia Census, Calhoun
      T. J. Brown  43 SC SC SC farmer
      Martha Brown 35 SC SC SC
      Julia Brown  12 GA SC GA dau
      John Brown   10 GA SC GA son
      Marion Brown  8 GA SC GA son
      Alice Brown   5 GA SC GA dau
      Martha Brown  5 GA SC GA dau
      George Brown  3 GA SC GA son
      William Brown 1 GA SC GA son
      
      1900 Gordon County Georgia Census, Calhoun
      Thomas J Brown    62 SC SC SC farmer
      Marthy F Brown    55 GA SC GA married 35 years
                                    11 children 11 surviving
      William F Brown   21 GA SC GA son
      Lula M Brown      19 GA SC GA dau
      Sinthie L Brown   18 GA SC GA dau
      Chata Brown       16 GA SC GA son
      Jefferson P Brown 16 GA SC GA son
      Jullia J Brown    32 GA SC GA widowed 1 child
                                    1 surviving
      Benjamin W Brown   8 GA GA GA grandson
      
      1910 Gordon County Georgia Census, Calhoun
      Thomas J Brown 72 SC SC SC farmer
      Martha M Brown 64 GA GA GA married 45 years
                                 11 children 9 surviving
      Betham F Brown 31 GA SC GA son
      Lizzie Brown   26 GA SC GA daughter
      
      1920 Gordon County Georgia Census, Calhoun
      Oscar C Adcox   36 GA GA GA farmer
      Lulie Adcox     37 GA SC GA
      Howard Adcox    12 GA GA GA
      Elva Adcox       5 GA GA GA
      James Adcox 2 8/12 GA GA GA
      Martha T Brown  76 GA GA GA wife's mother widowed
      
      1930 Gordon County Georgia Census, Calhoun
      John M Miller   59 AL US US salesman garage
      Martha M Miller 55 GA SC GA
      Martha T Brown  84 GA SC GA mother-in-law
      

      Children:

      1. Julia J Brown (1868-

      2. John T Brown (1870-

        1900 Floyd County Georgia Census, Van's Valley
        John T Brown  29 GA GA GA garden laborer
        Mary L Brown  35 GA GA GA married 10 years
                                  3 children 2 surviving
        Thomas P Brown 6 GA GA GA
        Benjaman Brown 2 GA GA GA
        

      3. Marion Brown (1872-

      4. Alice Brown (1875-

      5. Martha Brown (1875- ) m John M Miller

        1930 Gordon County Georgia Census, Calhoun
        John M Miller   59 AL US US salesman garage
        Martha M Miller 55 GA SC GA
        Martha T Brown  84 GA SC GA mother-in-law
        

      6. George Brown (1877-

        1900 Gordon County Georgia Census, Calhoun
        George W Brown   23 GA SC GA farmer
        Lavinia Brown    23 GA GA GA married 3 years
                                     2 children 1 surviving
        Nester R Brown 7/12 GA GA GA
        
        1910 Gordon County Georgia Census, Calhoun
        Geo W Brown       32 GA SC SC carpenter own shop
        Venie Brown       32 GA SC GA married 12 years
                                      ? children 4 surviving
        Verta Belle Brown 10 GA GA GA dau
        Addie Lee Brown    8 GA GA GA dau
        Bernice Brown      5 GA GA GA dau
        Farise Brown       6 Ga GA GA dau
        

      7. William F Brown (1879-

        1930 Gordon County Georgia Census, Calhoun
        William F Brown 52 GA GA GA farmer
        Athaly Brown    33 GA GA GA
        Ralph M Brown   15 GA GA GA
        Virgil M Brown  13 GA GA GA
        Frances G Brown  8 GA GA GA
        Martha J Brown   1 GA GA GA
        

      8. Lula M Brown (1881- m Oscar C. Adcox

        1910 Gordon County Georgia Census, Calhoun
        Oscar C Adcox 28 GA GA GA laborer
        Lula Adcox    29 GA SC GA
        Howard Adcox   2 GA GA GA
        
        1920 Gordon County Georgia Census, Calhoun
        Oscar C Adcox   36 GA GA GA farmer
        Lulie Adcox     37 GA SC GA
        Howard Adcox    12 GA GA GA
        Elva Adcox       5 GA GA GA
        James Adcox 2 8/12 GA GA GA
        Martha T Brown  76 GA GA GA wife's mother widowed
        
        1930 Gordon County Georgia Census, Calhoun
        Oscar C Adcox 48 GA GA GA farmer
        Lulie A Adcox 49 GA SC GA
        Elva T Adcox  15 GA GA GA
        James B Adcox 12 GA GA GA
        

      9. Sinthie L Brown (1882-

      10. Chata Brown (1884-

      11. Jefferson P Brown (1884-

    3. William H.H.(Henry Harvey) Jeffares (1847 DeKAlb GA - d after 1880 MS)
      Private 36th Georgia Infantry Company F (same unit as father John Edwin)

      • Paid July 18 1864, W.H. Jeffares Co F 36 Geo Regt, From 1 Feb 1864 to 31 May 1864. Pay $44.00 Bounty $50.00. Total $94.00

      • William H. H. Jeffares; Rank: P Co.F, 36th GA. Admitted Sept 16, 1864 to USA General Hospital No. 1 Nashville Tenn from Prov. Marshall. Diagnosis Intermittent fever. Transferred to: G H ? ? Oct 21 1864. Age 16

      • Wm H. H. Jeffers, Pvt, Co F 56 Regt, Ga Inf Appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War at Nashville, Tenn. Roll not dated. Where captured Rough and Ready GA. When captured August 31, 1864. Forwarded to Louisville Ky, Oct 22, 1864.

      • Appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War at Nashville, Tenn., captured by Amj. Gen. W.T. Sherman, Commanding Military Division of the Mississippi and forwarded to Capt. S.E.Jones, Add'l A.D.C., Louisville KY. Roll dated Headquarters Dept of Cumberland, Office Provost Marshall General, Nashville, Tenn, Oct 22, 1864.

      • Appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War who arrived at Louisville, Ky, Military prison during the five days ending Oct 25, 1864. Roll dated Oct. 26, 1864. Where captured: Jonesboro, GA; When Captured Aug. 31, 1864; Where from: Nashville TN

      • Register of Prisoners of War received at Military Prison, Louisville KY. Captured Aug 31, 1864 Jonesboro GA. Discharged to Camp Douglas Oct 26 1864

      • Roll of Prisoners of War, Military Prison, Louisville Kentucky. Received October 23, 1864, captured near Jonesboro, Georgia August 31, 1864. Discharged October 27, 1864, sent to Camp Douglas, Illinois. Remarks: from Nashville.

      • Roll of Prisoners of War at Louisville, KY transferred to Camp Douglas, Oct. 26, 1864. Roll dated Oct. 26, 1864. Captured near Jonesboro, Ga, Aug 31 1864.

      • Roll of Prisoners at Camp Douglas, Chicago, Illinois. Captured at Jonesboro GA, August 31, 1864. Received November 29, 1864. Discharged June 12, 1865

      • Roll of Prisoners of War at Camp Douglas, Ill. received from Louisville, Ky, Oct 29, 1864. Captured near Jonesboro, GA August 31, 1864

      • Roll of Prisoners of War at Camp Douglas, Chicago, Illinois, discharged June 12, 1865

      • Roll of Prisoners of War released. Name appears a signature to an oath of allegiance to the United States subscribed to and dated. Place of residence; Stone Mountain GA. Complexion Light; Hair: auburn; Eyes: blue; Height: 6 ft; Remarks: Stone Mountain GA. signs by mark. June 12, 1865.

      William was clearly captured at the Battle of Jonesboro Aug 31 1864. Confederate General John Bell Hood commanding during the last battle of the Atlanta campaign had moved S.D. Lee and Hardee's corps south the defend the Macon and Western Railroad (the last railroad line south from Atlanta). The 36th Georgia was part of Cumming's Regiment, Stevenson's Brigade of S.D. Lee's corps which attacked the Union Army of the Tennessee (commanded by O.O. Howard). The Union 15th corps commanaded by "Blackjack" Logan overwhelmed the Confederate charge. The Confederates lost 1,725 against 170 for the federals. With both of the last two railroad lines into Atlanta, Hood evacuated Atlanta and Sherman began his March to the Sea.

      I have found NO further records on William Henry Harvey Jeffares after 1865. EXCEPT THIS:

      There is a William Jeffries age 23 Born in GA farmhand, in the home of James Driver, age 47 also b Georgia in Kemper Mississippi. We find this James Driver in Alabama in 1860, then in Mississippi with Wm. Jeffares in 1870:

      1850 Gwinnett, Georgia
      Jacob Driver      35 SC farmer 550
      Elizabeth Driver  33 SC
        (Eliz. Watson -- first wife)
      Emily Driver      11 SC
      William G Driver  10 SC <-- see Haralson County 1860 below
      James R Driver     6 GA <-- of the 36th GA Inf
      Roseborough Driver 4 GA
      Jonathan W Driver  2 GA
      Jacob M Driver     0 GA
      
      1860 Haralson, Georgia 1860 Coosa, Alabama
      (in Buchanan Township
      pg 4/13)
      Jacob Driver   43 SC
      (d 1887 Haralson GA)
      Mary A Driver  30 GA
       (2nd wife)
      Rasbury Driver 14 GA
      John Driver    11 GA
      Jacob M Driver  9 GA
      George Driver   7 GA
      Glendora Driver 3 GA
      Thomas Driver   1 GA
      
      Willim Driver  20 GA
      (in home Ruben Holcomb
       pg 5/13 Buchanan)
      
      
      Jas Driver    30 AL
      Elvira Driver 28 AL
      Mark Driver    4 AL
      A Driver       1 AL
      
      1870 Lauderdale, Mississippi 1870 Kemper, Mississippi
      Michael Hagwood   37 AL
      Parthena Hagwood  46 AL
      Calvin Hagwood    18 MS
      Josephine Hagwood 13 MS <--
      Richard Hagwood   18 MS
      Mary Hagwood      10 MS
      
      1860 Michael Hagwood is in Smith MS
      with the family of:
      
      Richard M Wright  63 ??
      Mary Wright       54 GA
      Michael Haigwood  28 AL
      Parthena Haigwood 32 AL
      Elijah Haigwood    9 MS
      Calvin Haigwood    7 MS
      Josephine Haigwood 5 MS <--
      Richard M Haigwood 2 MS
      Mary E Haigwood 1/12 MS
      
      James Driver 47 GA Farmer 570 600
      Elvira       36 AL
      Ann          10 AL
      Mark         13 AL
      Bancroft     12 AL
      Wm Jeffries  23 GA farmhand<------
      
      1870 Haralson GA
      Jacob Driver   58
      Nancy Driver   35
      George Driver  16
      Lena Driver    11
      Thomas Driver   9
      Jesse Driver    7
      Sherman Driver  5
      Jinskins Driver 4
      Ohenry Driver   3
      Robert Driver   1
      
      
      1880 Kemper, Mississippi
      James E. Driver 55 GA SC GA farmer
      Nancy Driver    43 NC SC NC
      S.B. Driver     21 AL
      Ann Driver      17 AL
      Willie Driver    9 MS
      
      page 20 of 57
      
      W.H. Jeffries      33 GA NC GA
      Josephine Jeffries 24 MS NC GA [Hagwood]
      Walter Jeffries     4 MS
      S.E. Jeffries       2 MS daughter
      Jno.E. Jeffries     1 MS
      
      Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index,
      1874-1955
      about John Arthur Jeffers
      Name: John Arthur Jeffers
      Birth Date: 22 Sep 1880
      Birth Place: Mississippi
      Age: 63
      Death Date: 18 Mar 1944
      Death Place: Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee
      Burial Date: Mar 1944
      Burial Place: Ettawah, AR
      Cemetery Name: Garden Park
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Marital Status: Married
      Residence Place: Machie Tree, AR
      Occupation: Farmer
      Father's Name: William Jeffers <-------
      Father's Birth Place: Georgia
      Mother's Name: Josephine Hagwood <----
      Mother's Birth Place: Mississippi
      Spouse's Name: Jessie Mae Lyle
      
      Census pg 5 of 57
      
      1880 Lauderdale, Mississippi
      Willis S Mcmullan 23
      Sarah J Mcmullan 21
      Nancy C Atwood 67
      Jas W Atwood 60
      Mary M Atwood 18
      John A Jeffers 20 <---- see above
      Rufus M Jeffers 19 <---- 4th child of William
          and Josephine not on 1880 census)
          Born:1881 Death:  1963
          Burial:Greenwood Cemetery Shreveport
      	Caddo Parish Louisiana, USA
      Lucy Shackoubs 35
      

      There is a Confederate Service record for James R. Driver in the 36th Georgia Infantry, Company K from Gwinnett County Georgia (adjacent to DeKalb). He was captured near Atlanta (at Stone Mountain) July 27 1864 (four days before William H.H. Jeffares was captured near Atlanta - Battle of Jonesboro).

      James R. Driver's Compiled Military Service record says: Enlisted Gwinnett County Georgia by A.A. Dyer, May 13, 1862

      BOTH of these men were POWs from the 36th GA Infantry captured in Atlanta 4 days apart. My only assumption can be that they somehow knew each other and at the end of the war William Jeffares had lost his father and Jacob Driver had lost his son.

      William Jeffares was sent to Camp Douglas and James R. Driver was sent to Camp Chase Ohio (received on Aug 14 1864). James Driver died Feb 1 1965 of pnuemonia, grave 995. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=driver&GSiman=1&GScid=40165&GRid=6408840& says he was:

      Birth: Apr. 2, 1842
      Death: Feb. 1, 1865

      Thus he was 22 when he died. William H.H. Jeffares was 18 at the time. After the war William Jeffares is in the home of a James Driver in Mississippi -- then I find him again in Kemper Mississippi married to Josephine with children Walter, S.E. (fenale), Jona. E., Rufus M. Jeffers.

      William's wife was:
      Josephine Haigwood (or Hegwood) b. 1855 Mississippi,
      daughter of Michael Haigwood (1832- )
      and
      Parthena Wright (1828 AL- )

      1830 Greene AL
      
      Name:
      Richard Rite
      Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Greene, Alabama
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2
      Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 5
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 7
      Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 7
      
      1840 Lauderdale MS
      Richd Wright
      Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Lauderdale, Mississippi
      Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1
      Slaves - Males - Under 10: 1
      Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23: 1
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 6
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3
      Total Free White Persons: 9
      Total Slaves: 2
      Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 11
      
      
      1850 Lauderdale MS
      Richard Wright  53 Scotland
      Mary Wright     43 GA
      John Wright     25 AL
      Frank Wright    23 AL blacksmith
      Benjamin Wright 16 AL
      
      1860 Smith MS
      Richard M Wright  63 ?? [father of Parthena Wright]
      Mary Wright       54 GA [Mary Ann Duke mother of Parthena Wright]
      Michael Haigwood  28 AL <-----
      Parthena Haigwood 32 AL <----- bc 1828
      Elijah Haigwood    9 MS
      Calvin Haigwood    7 MS
      Josephine Haigwood 5 MS <--- Wm. Jeffares wife
      Richard M Haigwood 2 MS
      Mary E Haigwood 1/12 MS
      
      1870 Lauderdale MS
      Michael Hagwood   37 AL
      Parthena Hagwood  46 Al
      Calvin Hagwood    18 MS
      Josephine Hagwood 13 MS <---
      Richard Hagwood   18 MS
      Mary Hagwood      10 MS
      

      granddaughter of:

      James E. Haigwood (1798 Edgefield SC-1875 GA)
         son of: and
      Mary Timmerman (1817 Edgefield SC-1878 Edgefield SC)
         daughter of:
         Jacob Timmerman (1768 Edgefield SC-1826 Edgefield SC)
         Elizabeth Clegg (1778 dgefield SC-1860 Edgefield SC)

      and grandaughter of:
      Richard M. Wright (1798 Scotland-1861/2 Smith MS)
      and
      Mary Ann Duke (1807 GA-1865 Smith MS) daughter of John R. Duke (1765-1824 Greene AL) and Cely (Sally) Jarred

      Tree for Josephine Haigwood:

             / James Pope Haigwood (1798 Edgefield SC-1860 Chambers SC)
             |
         / Michael Haigwood (1832- 
        |    |
        |    |    / Jacob Timmerman (1768 Edgefield SC - 1826 Edgefiled SC)   
        |    |   |
        |     \ Mary Timmerman (1817 Edgefield SC - 1878 Edgefiled SC)   
        |        |
        |        |     / Samuel Campbell Clegg (1740 VA - 1779 Edgefield SC)
        |        |    |  Ensign Tory captured at Kettle Creek GA hung at 96 
        |        |    |  
        |         \ Elizabeth Clegg (1778 Edgefield SC-1860 Edgefield SC)
        |             |
        |              \ Barbara Maria Flick (1743 Germany-1850 Edgefield SC)
        |
      Josephine Haigwood
        |
        |     / Richard M. Wright (1797 Scotland
        |    |	
        \ Parthena Wright (1828 Al-
             |
             |         / Joseph Duke (1726-1779)
             |        |	   
             |    / John R. Duke (1765-1824 Greene AL) 
             |   |    |
             |   |     \ Mary Major Bartholomew (1726 Brunswick VA-1789 Warren NC)
             |   |	   
              \ Mary Ann Duke (1807 GA-1865 Smith MS)   
                 |  
                  \ Cely (Sally) Jarred
      

      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~brnbutr/cleggfamily.html
      Samuel Campbell Clegg was hung in 1779 at Star Fort in "Old" Ninety Six, South Carolina. along with four other men. Aquill Hall, Charles Draper, James Lindley and John Anderson. He was hung for being a Loyalist (Tory), Eighty others who were also tried were eventually released.

      Four children of William Henry Harvey Jeffares and Josephine Hagwood (see death record of son Jonathon below):

      1. Ervin Walter Jeffries (1875 MS-1956 Bowie TX)

        Married Ursula Zenobia Lyle (1878 Newton MS-1967 Texarkana Bowie TX) dau of James Madison Lyles and Jennie Bridges. Buried at Hillcrest Cemetery (Jeffers, Erwin Walter 10/22/1876 6/13/1956)

        1900 Newton MS
        Ervin W Jefirs 24 MS GA MS farmer b Oct 1875
        Ursn Jefirs    22 MS MS MS married 5 years
        John Minrue    22 boarder
        
        1910 Newton MS
        Ervin W Jeffirs    33 MS GA MS
        Ursue Jeffirs      30 MS MS MS  6 children 5 surviving
        Gettie B Jeffirs    8 MS MS MS {Lettie B]
        John Jeffirs        6 MS MS MS
        Myrtle Jeffirs      4 MS MS MS
        Girtielue Jeffirs   3 MS MS MS
        Martin Jeffirs 1 1/12 MS MS MS
        
        1920 Texarkana, Bowie TX Census
        Walter Jeffirs   44 MS GA MS farmer
        Ursula Jeffirs   42 MS MS MS
        Dewitt Jeffirs   17 MS MS MS
        Myrtle Jeffirs   14 MS MS MS
        Gerlie L Jeffirs 12 MS MS MS
        Fay Jeffirs      10 MS MS MS [son Martin Foy]
        William Jeffirs   7 TX MS MS
        
        1930 Bowie TX Census
        Ervin W Jeffirs    53 MS GA MS farmer
        Ursula Jeffirs     51 MS MS MS
        J R Dewitt Jeffirs 25 MS MS MS m
        Myrtle Jeffirs     24 MS MS MS f
        Girtie Lou Jeffirs 23 MS  MS MS f
        M Foy Jeffirs      20 MS MS MS m
        William H Jeffirs  18 TX MS MS m
        
        1940 Bowie TX Census
        Eavin W Jeffirs 64 MS Farms
        Usure Jeffirs   60 MS
        Dewitt Jeffirs  35 MS clerk retail drugstore
        

        Erin Walter Jeffirs married:

        Ursula Zenobia Lyles (1878 Newton MS-1967 Terarkana TX)

        Buried at Buried at Hillcrest Cemetery (Jeffries, Ursula Lyles 3/1/1878 8/9/1967) Daughter of James Madison Lyles, Jr (1845-1924 Newton MS) and Jennie Bridges (1847-

        Granddaughter of James Madison Lyles Sr. (1812-1899 Newton MS)

        Great Granddaughter of Silas Ward Lyles (1795 Fairfield SC-1869 Lowndes MS) and Priscilla Tharp (1797 Fairfield -1835 Fairfield SC). Priscilla was the sister of the Martha Tharp who was the first wife of Henry Harvey Jeffares (on whom this page is based). Priscilla was the daughter of John Allen Tharpe. There is a whole section of John Allen Tharp below. Also see Priscilla Tharp below.

        So, Henry Harvey Jeffares and Silas Ward Lyles are brothers-in-law.

        Thus, John Edwin Jeffares (Henry's son) and James Madison Lyles, Sr (Silas' son) are first cousins.

        Thus, William Henry Harvey Jeffers (John Edwin's son) and James Madison Lyles (james madison Sr.'s son) are second cousins.

        Thus, Ervin Walter Jeffirs (William's son) and Ursuala Lyles (James Madison Jr.'s daughter) are fourth cousins.

        It is a small world -- 4 generations from Fairfield SC to Newton MS in about 100 years.

        Seven Children of Ervin Walter Jeffirs and Ursula Zenobia Lyles :
        (See this and this):

        1. Lettie Bernice Jeffirs (1901-
          m. 1918 William Franklin Foster (1901-1968
          Children:
          1. Samuel Franklin Foster (1921-
          2. Joseph E Foster (1931-

          1920 Bowie Texas
          William F Foster  19 TX MO TX farmer
          Lettie Foster     19 MS MS MS
          Emmett Collins    16 TX AL AL 
          adjacent to Joseph S Foster 42 MO AL AL 
                      wife     Fannie 41 TX AL AL 
          
          1930 Wilbarger Texas
          W S Foster      29 TX TN TX farmer
          Lettie Foster   29 MS MS MS
          Frank Foster     9 TX TX MS
          
          1940 Denton Texas
          Willie F Foster  39 TX attendant Gas Filling Station
          Lettie Foster    39 MS
          Frank Foster     19 TX
          Joe E Foster      9 TX
          

        2. John Rufus Dewitt Jeffirs (1903/4-
          m 1917 in Titus TX Tommie Jo Wakefield
        3. Myrtle Jeffirs (1905 Newton MS - 1986) m 1939 Ernest Clifford Howdeshell (1906 TX-1984 Saline AR)
          Son of John Thomas Howdeshell (1867 MO-1949 Bowie TX) and Sarah Henley (1885-1983)
          Buried Hillcrest Cemetery, Bowie County, Texas

          East Texas State Teachers College
          Commerce, Texas, USA, 1935

        4. Gertie Lou Jeffirs (1907-2006 Cass Texas) m. 1931 Joseph Lee Bentley (1910-1995 Cass TX)
          son of Jesse Alford Bentley (1874 TX - 1958 Cass TX) and Ada Jane Brown (1876 TX-1947 Cass TX)

          1940 Cass Texas
          Joe L Bentley    29 TX teacher public schools
          Gietie L Bentley 31 MS
          Joseah A Bentley  3 TX
          Julia R Bentley   1 TX
          

        5. Martin Foy Jeffirs (1910 Newton MS-1980 Texakana TX) m. Ida Frances Fisher

          1940 Newton MS
          Martin F Jeffirs 30 MS farmer
          

          Buried at Hillcrest Cemetery (Jeffirs, Martin F. 4/21/1909 3/22/1980 US Army, WWII)

          Texas Divorce Index, 1968-2002
          Name: Martin F Jeffirs
          Estimated Birth Year: abt 1910
          Age: 65
          Spouse's Name: Ida F [Jeffirs]
          Spouse's Estimated Birth Year: abt 1905
          Spouse's Age: 70
          Divorce Date: 3 Mar 1975
          Marriage Date: 20 Oct 1964
          Number of Children: 0

          U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 Name: Martin F Jeffirs
          Birth Year: 1909
          Race: White, citizen (White)
          Nativity State or Country: Mississippi
          State of Residence: Texas
          County or City: Bowie
          Enlistment Date: 20 Jul 1942
          Enlistment State: Texas
          Enlistment City: Tyler
          Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
          Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
          Grade: Private
          Grade Code: Private
          Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
          Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
          Source: Civil Life
          Education: Grammar school
          Civil Occupation: General farmers
          Marital Status: Single, with dependents
          Height: 69
          Weight: 135

          U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 Name: Martin Jeffirs
          Gender: Male
          Birth Date: 21 Apr 1909
          Death Date: 22 Mar 1980
          Branch 1: ARMY
          Enlistment Date 1: 20 Jul 1942
          Release Date 1: 9 Oct 1945

        6. William Henry Jeffirs (1912 Texarkana TX- ) m. Gladys Lucille Fleming (1915-

          1940 Bowie Texas
          William H Jeffirs   M    28  Mississippi    
          Glady L Jeffirs     F    24  Texas    
          Donald R Jeffirs    M     2  Texas    
          Virginia L Jeffirs  F  5/12  Texas  
          
          Children:

          1. Donald R Jeffirs (1938 TX -
          2. Virginia L Jeffirs (1940 TX -
          3. Walter H Jeffirs (1941 TX- )
            • m 1959 Bowie Texas, Freddie Sue Norton
              Daughter Angelia Ruth Jeffirs 1967
              Divorced 1972 Bowie Texas, Freddie S. Jeffirs
            • m 1972 Joy L. Parker
              Son Walter Henry Jeffirs b 1977
              divorced Mar 1977 Cass Texas Joy L. Jeffirs
            • m Aug 1977 Bowie Texas, Darlene L. Treadway
              Divorced 1978 Bowie Texas, Darlene Jeffirs
            • m Jun 1980 Cheryl G Jeffirs
              divorced 1985 Bowie Texas Cheryl Jeffirs
            • m 1987 Bowie Texas, Mary A. Loftis

            Children:

            1. Angelia Ruth Jeffirs (1967-
            2. Walter Henry Jeffirs (1977-

        Texas Death Index
        Erwin Walter Jeffirs Death in Bowie County Texas 13 June 1956

        Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976
        Ervin Walter Jeffirs
        death date: 13 Jun 1956
        death place: Texarkana, Bowie, Texas, United States
        gender: Male
        race: White
        death age: 80 years 7 months 21 days
        birth date: 22 Oct 1875
        birthplace: Mississippi

      2. S.E. Jeffries (daughter (1878-
      3. Jonathon E (or Arthur). Jeffries (1879-1944)

        1900 Daleville, Lauderdale, Mississippi 1900 Daleville, Lauderdale, Mississippi
        Willis S Mcmullan 23 MS MS NC
        Sarah J Mcmullan  21 MS MS MS
                   married 1 year 0 children
        Nancy C Atwood    67 NC NC NC
                   mother-in-law
        Jas W Atwood      60 LA NC NC boarder
                   Physician
        Mary M Atwood     18 LA NC NC boarder
        John A Jeffers    20 MS MS MS boarder <--
        Rufus M Jeffers   19 MS MS MS boarder <--
        Lucy Shackoubs    35 MS MS MS boarder
        
        Head          Micajah W Lyle M 43  MS
        wife          Mattie Lyle    F 31  MS
        son           Madison D Lyle M 20  MS
        daughter      Jessie Lyle    F 18  MS <--
        son           Richard Lyle   M 17  MS
        daughter      Fannie Lyle    F 16  MS
        son           Morgan Lyle    M 14  MS
        daughter      Pearl Lyle     F 10  MS
        daughter      Wynona Lyle    F  5  MS
        son           Hubert Lyle    M  4  MS
        daughter      Sadie Lyle     F  3  MS
        daughter      Annie Lyleb    F  1  MS
        sister-in-law Rosa Green     F 20  MS
        boarder       Mack Madlock   M 18  AL
        
        1910 Forrest, Mississippi
        Johnie A Jefrup 30 MS MS MS
            laborer saw mill
        Jessie M Jefrup 27 MS MS MS
            6 children 6 surviving
            married 9 years
        Martin V Jefrup  8 MS MS MS
        Elizabeth Jefrup 7 MS MS MS
        Dasie Jefrup     6 MS MS MS
        Arthor Jefrup    4 MS MS MS
        Maud M Jefrup    1 MS MS MS
        
        1920 Greenwood, Poinsett, Arkansas
        John A Jeffries 41 MS MS MS farmer
        Jessie Jeffries 39 MS MS MS
        Buren Jeffries  17 MS MS MS
        Dazie Jeffries  15 MS MS MS
        Arthur Jeffries 13 MS MS MS
        Maud Jeffries   11 MS MS MS
        Carrie Jeffries  6 MS MS MS
        
        1930 Lunsford, Poinsett, Arkansas
        J A Jeffery     52 MS MS MS farmer
        Jessie Jeffery  49 MS MS MS
        Jessie T Jeffery 9 AR MS MS
        Fannye Jeffery   8 AR MS MS
        Annie Jeffery    8 AR MS MS
        William Jeffery  5 AR MS MS
        
        1940 Marked Tree, Poinsett, Arkansas
        John Jefferies    61 MS
        Jessie Jefferies  59 MS
        William Jefferies 15 AR son
        Vera Mae Cocker   11 AR grandaughter
        

        Garden Point Cemetery, Etowah Mississippi County, Arkansas, says:

        JEFFRIES, John A., born Sep. 22, 1880, died March 18, 1944

        John Jeffers' wife, Jessie Mae Lyle is buried in Larkin Sunset Gardens, Salt Lake Utah.

        Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935
        Name: Jessie Lyles
        Spouse: John Jeffers
        Marriage Date: 11 Dec 1900
        County: Lauderdale

        Jessie Lyles is the daughter of Matthew Micajah Washington Lyles (1857 Scott MS-1944 Harrison MS). She is the granddaughter of Matthew Lyle (1818 Jackson GA-1890 Scott MS) and Mary Dianna Pearson. She is the great grand-daughter of Matthew Lyle (1772 Cork Ireland-1838 Troup GA) and Sarah Marshall McNabb (1785-1855). She does not appear related to the Ursula Lyles who married John's brother Ervin Walter Jeffirs above.

        Children of John Jeffers (1881-1944) and Jessie Mae Lyle (1873-1961 UT):

        1. Martin Van Buren Jeffers (1901 Meridian MS-1961 Salt Lake City Utah)

          First marriage:
          B J Jeffries
          Residence: Lepanto, Arkansas
          Spouse's Name: Velma Crick [dau of Lee Nalion? Crick see below]
          Spouse's Residence: Lepanto, Arkansas
          Marriage Date: 14 May 1924
          Event Type: Marriage Bond
          FHL Film Number: 2401798
          
          Second Marriage:
          (see http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/32876974/person/18347792954
          Ruth O. Johnson  (1909 Sanpete Utah-1985 Salt Lake City Utah)
          m 1948 Davis Utah
          dau of Claus Oscar Johnson (1882 Grimered Sweden-1922 Fountain Green UT)
          granddaughter of:
          Carl Severin Jonsson (1849 Stamnared Sweden-1928 UT)
          and
          Anna Borson Johansen
          and wife:
          
          Sophia Augason (1875 Langaa Denmark-1957 Salt Lake City UT)
          1910 Sanpete Utah
          
          
          1940 Marked Tree Arkansas
          Velma Jeffers       31 TX
          Lois Jeffers        14 AR dau
          Martha Bell Jeffers 12 AR dau
          Freda Fay Jeffers    6 AR dau
          Bill Jeffers         4 AR son
          
          
          
          1930 Marked Tree Arkansas
          Baron Jefferies   30 MS MS MS laborer lumber company {Buren Jeffers]
             married at 22
          Thelma Jefferies  22 TX TX TX
             married at 15
          Lois Jefferies     5 AR MS TX
          Martha B Jefferies 2 AR MS TX
          
          
          F [L] Crik           52 IL AR AR [Velma's father]
          Monitz [Mandy]Crick  51 TX TX TX
          Estelle Crick        16 TX TX TX
          
          
          1920 St. Augustine TX
          Lee Crick    45 IL IL IL foreman saw mill
          Amanda Crick 42 TX TX TX
          Willie Crick 18 TX IL TX
          Velma Crick  11 TX IL TX  <--------
          Annie Crick   8 TX IL TX
          Estell Crick  5 TX IL TX
          
          1910 Diana Upshar TX
          Tenalion N Crick 32 IL ?? ?? milling [Lee Nalion Crick?]
          Mandy E Crick    30 TX TX TX
          Pearlie J Crick  18 TX IL TX
          Girlie A Crick   11 TX IL TX
          Willie Crick      8 TX IL TX
          Jocie E Crick     6 TX IL TX
          Velma A Crick     1 TX IL TX <-------
          
          1880 Lawrence AR
          Elijah Crick     36
          Mary P. Crick    34
          Daniel W. Crick  15
          Charles H. Crick 13
          Thomas J. Crick   7
          Ider J. Crick     5
          Tenolin P. Crick  3 [Velma's father]
          

          Web: Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011
          Martin Van Buren Jeffers
          Spouse: Ruth Olivia Johnson
          Marriage Date: 1948
          Marriage Place: Davis, Utah

          see obituary at Findagrave.com May 29, 1961 Salt Lake City Tribune.

          Says he is the son of John Arthur Jeffers and Jessie M Lyle. Fell down an elevator shaft at the the Church of Latter Day Saints where he worked as a custodian. Married (2nd) Ruth O. Johnson at Bountiful [Davis County, Utah]. A Salt Lake City resident since 1945. Daughters from previous marriage:

          1. Lois m. James Elliot, Bryant, Arkansas and
          2. Martha Jeffers m. Elmer Duncan, Marked Tree, Arkansas.
          and
          3. Freda Fay Jeffers 6 AR dau [appears on 1940 census]
          4. Bill Jeffers 4 AR son [appears on 1940 census]

          11 grand children.

          Survived by: mother-in-law Salt Lake City;
          one brother William W. Jeffers, six sisters:
          1. Fannie F Jeffers, Salt Lake City;
          2. Mrs. Clarence (Annie) Revelle, Collinsville IL;
          3. Mrs. Elizabeth Norville, Fennville, Michigan;
          4. Mrs. Maudie Mae Sanders, Hopedale, IL;
          5. Mrs. Carrie Jean Holecomb, Manila Arkansas;
          6. Mrs. Coleman Wilcox (Jessie Sue), Truman Arkansas.

          Children:

          1. Lois Jeffers m James Elliot, Bryant Arkansas
          2. Martha Jeffers m Elemer Duncan, Marked Tree Arkansas

        2. Elizabeth Jeffers (1903- ) m Norville of Fennville Mich.

          Marked Tree Cemetery, Poisett AR
          NORVILLE. Bessie Elizabeth Jeffers (Mrs. Ollie E.), born March 20, 1903, died Aug. 11, 1984
          NORVILLE, Ollie E., born May 17, 1891, died Oct. 7, 1959
          Veteran: Arkansas Pvt. Co G 306 Engrs WWI

        3. Daisy Jeffers (1905-
        4. Arthur Jeffers (1906-
        5. Maude Mae Jeffers (1909- ) m. Sanders, Hopedale Ill
        6. Carrie Jean Jeffers (1914-2005 AR) m. Oscar Leroy Holcomb (1906 MO-1987 MI), Manila Arkansas. son of William Holcomb. Both are buried at Garden Point Cemetery Etowah MS.

          Carrie Jean Holcomb
          Friday, April 8, 2005
          Poinsett County Democrat Tribune
          Carrie Jean Holcomb, 91, of Monette, AR. died on Thursday, March 31 at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.
          She was a homemaker and worked on the family farm.
          She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Leroy Holcomb; and two sons, Billy West and Otto Holcomb.
          Survivors include three sons;
          William McArthur Holcomb of Leachville, AR.,
          Jimmy Wayne Holcomb of Senath, MO., and
          Donnie Lee Holcomb of Paragould, AR.
          three daughters,
          Ruby McFadden of Burbon, MO.,
          Willie Huskey of Manila, AR, and
          Mairine Scaggs of Dittmer, MO.,
          sister, Ann Jeffers of Rockford, IL. ; 18 grandchildren ; 43 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren.

          Services were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday April 2, 2005 at Murphy Funeral Home Chapel in Lepanto with Monroe Baldwin officiating. Active pallbearers were James Roundtree, Eddie Scroggins, James Littleton, Randy Scroggins, Alvin Holcomb, and Gary Galloway. Burial followed in Garden Point Cemetery in Etowah, AR.

        7. Jessie Sue Jeffers (1921- ) m. Coleman Wilcox, Truman Arkansas

          Jessie Wilcox
          Birth: Sep. 6, 1920 Death: Feb. 20, 2004
          Burial: Holly Springs Cemetery Harrisburg Poinsett County Arkansas, USA

          Coleman Wilcox b 1917 d 1990, 1920 Poisett Ar Census age 2 son of Garner E. Wilcox
          Buried Bolivar Cemetery Poisett AR

        8. Fannie F. (1922- ) of Salt Lake City

          Obituary: Frances F. Jeffers
          3/1/1922 ~ 1/7/2003

          Frances Florence Jeffers, 80, passed away January 7, 2003 in a Murray, Utah hospital.

          She was born March 1, 1922 in LaPanto, Arkansas to John and Jessie Lyle Jeffers. Frances was loved by her family and many friends.

          Survivors: sisters, Carrie Jean and family; Jessie and family; Ann and family; nieces, Sue Terkelson and family; Shauna Crane and family; nephews, John Jeffers and family; Mike and family; Tom and family; Bernice Blackhurst and family; Russell F. Gardner and family;l Maxine G. Charlier and family. Preceded in death by the love of her life, W. Sheldon Gardner; parents; two brothers and seven sisters.

          Funeral services will be held Monday, January 13, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. in the Goff Mortuary 8090 So. State where friends may call one hour prior to services. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

        9. Annie (1922-2012 ) m. Clarence Revelle, Collingsville IL

          Amussen, Anna L. 90, Thurs., March 8, 2012.

          Dear wife of the late Chuck Amussen; dear mother of:
          Fran (John) Stelzriede,
          Norm (Tina) and
          the late Chuck (Kay) Revelle;
          dear grandmother of Paige, Kelly, John Jr., Amy, Dan, Jeff, Lori and Becky; dear great-grandmother of Zach, Aubrey, Zoe, Lilly, Abby, Lucus, Drenna, Trista, Braden and Johnkelly;
          dear sister of the late Fran Jeffers; dear aunt of Cookie and Ronnie Habermehl. Anna was a member of the textile workers union, UNITE.
          Services: Private. Family being served by BAUMANN COLONIAL CHAPEL, Overland.
          Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on March 11, 2012

        10. William Wallace Jeffers (1925-1993 UT)

          Deseret News Salt Lake City Utah, Obituary March 5 1993

          "William Wallace Jeffers, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away March 3, 1993, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

          Born October 4, 1924 in Marktree, Arkansas to John Arthur and Jessie Mae Lyle Jeffers. Married Betty Bowerbank December 16, 1949. Bill will be sorely missed by all.

          Survived by his wife, Betty; children and spouses, Susan (Van) Terkelson; Shauna (Tom) Crane; John (Cheryl) Jeffers; Michael (Mickie) Jeffers; Steve Jeffers; Tom (Julie) Jeffers; 19 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Jesse Wilcox, Carrie Halcomb, Anna Amussen, and Francis Jeffers; also special friend, Leon Black. Preceded in death by parents, two brothers and three sisters.

          Funeral services will be held Monday, March 8, 1993, 2 p.m., Redwood Memorial Estates Mortuary, 6500 South Redwood Road, where friends may call Sunday, 6-8 p.m. and Monday, one hour prior to services.

          Interment, Redwood Memorial Estates."

        Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955
        John Arthur Jeffers
        event: Death
        event date: 18 Mar 1944
        event place: Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee
        gender: Male
        marital status: Married
        race or color: White
        age: 63
        estimated birth year: birth date: 22 Sep 1880
        birthplace: Ms
        spouse: Jessie Mae Lyle <----------
        father: William Jeffers <-------------
        father's birthplace: Ga
        mother: Josephine Hagwood<--------------
        mother's birthplace: Ms
        occupation: Farmer
        residence: Machie Tree, AR
        cemetery: Garden Park
        burial place: Ettawah, Ar [Mississippi County]
        burial date: Mar 1944

      4. Rufus M. Jeffers (1881-1963 LA)

        Shreveport Citry Directories:

        • Oil field worker, with wife Ethel, 1921
        • Iron worker, with wife Ethel, 1923, 1924, 1925

        Buried Greenwood Cemetery, Shreveport

        1900 Daleville, Lauderdale, Mississippi
        Willis S Mcmullan 23 MS MS NC
        Sarah J Mcmullan  21 MS MS MS
                   married 1 year 0 children
        Nancy C Atwood    67 NC NC NC
                   mother-in-law
        Jas W Atwood      60 LA NC NC boarder
                   Physician
        Mary M Atwood     18 LA NC NC boarder
        John A Jeffers    20 MS MS Ms boarder <--
        Rufus M Jeffers   19 MS MS MS boarder <--
        Lucy Shackoubs    35 MS MS MS boarder
        
        1910 Lauderdale, Mississippi
        W S Mcmullan        32 MS MS MS
          saw mill merchant
        Sallie Mcmullan     31 MS NC NC
        Ettie Mcmullan       9 MS MS MS
        Mittie Mcmullan      7 MS MS MS
        Beaula Mcmullan      5 MS MS MS
        Lous Stella Mcmullan 2 MS MS MS
        Rufus M Jeffers     26 MS MS MS<---
           laborer saw mill
        
        1920 Shreveport, Caddo, LA
        Ruf Jeffers       38
        Ethel Jeffers     28
        Marjorie Jeffers   6
        Elean Jeffers      5
        Nellois Jeffers 6/12
        
        1930 Shreveport, Caddo, LA
        Rufus Jefers   48 MS MS MS
          Timber worker Lumber Company
        Ethel Jefers   39 MS MS MS
        Elieven Jefers 15 MS MS MS
        Mellois Jefers 10 MS MS MS
        Billie Jefers   8 LA MS MS
        
        1940 Shreveport, Caddo, LA
        R M Jeffers      58 MS
         Foreman road construction
        Ethel Jeffers    49 MS
        Nellois Jeffers  20 LA
        Billie Jeffers   18 LA male
           apprentice carpenter
         

        William Thomas Jolly says here

        Ethel Mattie Jolly (daughter of William James Jolly (1859 MS-1931 MS) and Emely Juan "Emma" Blanks (1860 MS-1936 MS)), born 21 March 1891, married Rufus M. Jeffers[on] 28 August 1910 in Lauderdale Co. MS (Bk 8, p. 249), died 14 March 1960 in Shreveport, LA and buried in Greenwood Cemetery there. They had four children:

        1. Marjorie Mildred Jeffers, born 10 February 1913 inLauderdale Co. MS, died 16 July 1929 in Shreveport, LA and buried in Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery in Nellieburg, Lauderdale Co. MS.

        2. Eileen Jefers, born 26 December 1914 in Lauderdale Co.,MS, married John Earnest Bufkin on 21 November 1932 in Shreveport, LA. They had two daughters:
          1. Billie Rae Bufkin, born 18 August 1935 in El Dorado, AR, married Billy C. Simpson on 4 July 1954, married second James Richard Sanders on 20 August 1988.

          2. Sandra Jean Bufkin, born 29 October 1938 in El Dorado, AR, married Herman Dale Mulford in June 1956, married second Randall Glen Lunsford on 13 January 1984.

        3. Neil Lois (Nellois) Jeffers, born 8 June 1919 in Shreveport,LA, married Harvey L. Simmons on 5 November 1943 inBossier City, LA. They had four children, all born in Shreveport.

          1. Jimmy Wayne Simmons, born 9 June 1954.
          2. Janice Diane Simmons, born 28 August 1956, married John Q. Ehrhard on 9 November 1989
          3. (twins). James L. Simmons, born 21 July 1959, died 25 July 1959, and Linda Gail Simmons, born 21 July 1959, died 31 July 1959, both buried in Shreveport.

        4. Billy Jeffers, born 26 August 1922 in Shreveport, LA., died 4 March 1966 and buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Shreveport.

      ---- End of William Henry Harvey Jeffares (1848 GA- ) four children

    4. John Allen Tharpe Jeffares (1848-1904)

      Married Nancy Adeline Sherwood 1868. Died 1896 Henry County GA.

      From Aunt Martha Brown's remembrances:

      "John Allen Tharpe Jeffares was born in Gwinnett County, Aug. 6th 1848. He was the son of John Edwin Jeffares and Nancy Wallace. The grandson of Henry Jeffares and Martha Tharpe. He married Nancy Adelaine Sherwood on July 19 1868. The first year they were married they lived with Mr. and Mrs. Cannada near ...illegible... The two oldest sons were born in Rockdale County. He was a mechanic and a farmer. They had 13 children raised 10. They were:

      John Allen Tharpe - Born July 6th, 1869
      James Henry - Born May 25th, 1871 Mary Etta - Born Feb. 20th, 1873
      Jesse William - Born Dec 29th, 1874
      Roxanna - Born May 8th, 1877
      Susan Exer - Born July 25th, 1879
      Charles Edwin - Born July 16th, 1881
      David L. - Born Jan. 25th, 1883
      Nancy G - Born July 1st, 1884
      Mamie Lucille - Born July 11th, 1886
      Nettie Hester - Born Feb. 17th, 1888
      Arthur T. - Born Jan. 7th, 1890
      Elon M. - Born Feb 11th, 1892

      He moved to Henry County in 1872 or 1873. He died Oct 4th 1904 and buried at the Mt. Bethel cemetery Henry County.

      Sherwood

      Nancy Sherwood was born Sept. 17 1848. She was the daughter of Nancy Parish and George Sherwood. The granddaughter of Charles Parish and Nancy Morgan. Nancy Parrish married George Sherwood in 1837 , died 1892. George Sherwood was born in 1808 somewhere in England, came to Spartanburg SC in 1834 put up a weave shop in Hall county. He had over 1000 acres of land then went to California in the gold rush and the mine caved in and killed him. He came from a royal family. Nancy Adelaine Jeffares died Feb. 25th 1896. Buried at Mt. Bethel cemetery."

      1870 Newton County Georgia Census, Sheffield
      John A T Jeffares  21 GA day laborer
      Nancy A Jeffares   21 GA
      Bennet E Jeffares  11 GA
      John T Jeffares 11/12 GA
      
      1880 Henry County Georgia Census, District 638
      John Jefferies     31 GA GA GA farmer
      Nancy Jefferies    31 GA GA England
      James Jefferies     9 GA GA GA
      Mary Jefferies      7 GA GA GA
      Jessie Jefferies    5 GA GA GA
      Roxana Jefferies    3 GA GA GA
      Susan Jefferies 11/12 GA GA GA
      
      1900 Henry County Georgia Census, District 638
      John Jeffries      52 GA GA GA farmer
      Mary E Jeffries    27 GA GA GA daughter
      Jessie W Jeffries  25 GA GA GA son
      Susan E Jeffries   20 GA GA GA daughter
      Charles E Jeffries 17 GA GA GA son
      Nancy G Jeffries   15 GA GA GA daughter
      Nettie H Jeffries  12 GA GA GA daughter
      Arthur T Jeffries  10 GA GA GA son
      Elon M Jeffries     8 GA GA GA daughter
      

      Children of John Allen Tharpe Jeffares and Nancy Adeline Sherwood

      1. John Allen Tharpe Jeffares Jr. (1869 Rockdale County GA-1870)

      2. James Henry Jeffares (1871 Rockdale County GA- )
        Married 1896 Nina Stallworth

        1900 Henry County Georgia Census, Beersheba
        James H Jeffries     29 GA GA GA farmer
        Nina J Jeffries      24 GA GA GA married 3 years
                                         2 children 1 surviving
        Charley W Jeffries 9.12 GA GA GA
        
        1910 Henry County Georgia Census, District 498
        James H Jeffares    39 GA GA GA  Merchant Grocery
        Nina J Jeffares     35 GA GA GA  married 12 years
                                         5 children 4 surviving
        Ophelia Jeffares    10 GA GA GA
        Lucile Jeffares      9 GA GA GA
        Bernice Jeffares     6 GA GA GA
        James H Jeffares Jr. 2 GA GA GA
        
        1920 Grady County Georgia Census, Cairo
        Jame H Jeffres    48 GA GA GA
        Lena Jeffres      44 GA GA GA
        Charles W Jeffres 10 GA GA GA
        James H Jeffres   10 GA GA GA
        Mabel Jeffres      9 GA GA GA
        
        1930 Grady County Georgia Census, Cairo
        J H Jeffries 58 GA GA GA widowed County bailiff
        C W Jeffries 30 GA GA GA drayman dray
        

      3. Mary Etta Jeffares (1873 Henry County GA. - 1954)

      4. Jesse William Jeffares (1874-1954)
        Mt. Bethel United Methodist Cemetery, McDonough Georgia 12/29/1874-11/24/1954
        married Elon Hunt (1889-1967 Henry GA)
        Mt. Bethel United Methodist Cemetery, McDonough Georgia 10/13/1889-11/30/1967 (see this)

        1910 Henry County Georgia Census, Beersheba
        Jessie W Jeffera 34 GA GA GA farmer
        Elon Jeffera     20 GA GA GA married 3 years
                                     1 child 1 surviving
        Navoy Jeffera 11/12 GA GA GA son
        
        1930 Henry County Georgia Census, Beersheba
        Jessie W Jerffers 55 GA GA GA farmer
        Elon Jerffers     41 GA GA GA
        Odell Jerffers    14 GA GA GA
        Thelma Jerffers    9 GA GA GA
        

      5. Roxanna Jeffares (1875-1965)
        "Roxie Jeffares m 19-Feb 1899 Green Joiner" (See this)

        1900 Henry County Georgia Census, Beersheba
        Green Joyner     25 GA GA GA farmer
        Roxy Joyner      23 GA GA GA
        Clara M Joyner 1/12 GA GA GA
        
        1910 Henry County Georgia Census, Beersheba
        Green W Joyner 35 GA GA GA farmer
        Rosy Joyner    32 GA GA GA married 11 years
                                   5 children 4 surviving
        Maybel Joyner   8 GA GA GA
        Clarence Joyner 6 GA GA GA
        Tessie Joyner   4 GA GA GA
        Vernon Joyner   2 GA GA GA
        
        1920 Grady County Georgia Census, Wingham
        William G Joyner 45 GA GA GA farmer
        Rosy Ann Joyner  42 GA GA GA
        Clarence Joyner  16 GA GA GA
        Tessie Joyner    14 GA GA GA
        Ellison Joyner   12 GA GA GA
        Asa Joyner        9 GA GA GA
        Oree Joyner  5 4/12 GA GA GA
        Irvin Joyner 1 4/12 GA GA GA
        
        1930 Grady County Georgia Census, North Cairo
        William G Joiner 55 GA GA GA farmer
        Roxy Ann Joiner  52 GA GA GA
        Asa Joiner       19 GA GA GA
        Oree Joiner      15 GA GA GA
        Irvin Joiner     11 GA GA GA
        

      6. Susan Exer Jeffares (1879-1963)
        Mt. Bethel United Methodist Cemetery, McDonough Georgia 07/25/1879 05/19/1963
        m 1904 William Henry Austin (1881-1953) son of Samuel Arthur Austin and Sarah Elizabeth Bentley. See this.

        1910 Henry County Georgia Census, Beersheba
        William H Austin 28 GA GA GA laborer
        Exer S Austin    30 GA GA GA married 5 years
                                     3 children 3 surviving
        Arthur W Austin   3 GA GA GA
        Louise Austin     2 GA GA GA
        John B Austin  1/12 GA GA GA
        Lum Duffer       22 GA GA GA
        
        1930 Henry County Georgia Census, McDonough
        William H Austin 48 GA GA GA farmer
        Exer Austin      50 GA GA GA
        Ruby L Austin    22 GA GA GA
        John B Austin    20 GA GA GA
        Alline L Austin  16 GA GA GA
        James T Austin   11 GA GA GA
        Arthur W Austin  23 GA GA GA
        

      7. Charles Edwin Jeffares (1881 Henry County GA-1953)
        Mt. Bethel United Methodist Cemetery, McDonough Georgia 1881-1953
        m Lenora Bledsoe Mt. Bethel United Methodist Cemetery, McDonough Georgia 1883-1971

        1910 Henry County Georgia Census, Beersheba
        Charles E Jefferar 27 GA GA GA farmer
                                       married 6 years
                                       1 child 1 surviving
        Lenora Jefferar    35 GA GA GA
        Alvin Jefferar      4 GA GA GA
        
        1920 Henry County Georgia Census, Beersheba
        Charles E Jeffares 38 GA GA GA farmer
        Lenna Jeffares     36 GA GA GA
        Alvin Jeffares     13 GA GA GA
        Howard L Jeffares   8 GA GA GA
        Dorus Jeffares      6 GA GA GA
        James Thomas       23 GA GA GA
        
        1930 Henry County Georgia Census, Beersheba
        Charles E Jeffares 48 GA GA GA farmer
        Lenora Jeffares    46 GA GA GA
        Howard L Jeffares  18 GA GA GA
        Doris E Jeffares   16 GA GA GA
        

      8. David L. Jeffares (1883 Henry County GA. -1883) (7 months)
        Mt. Bethel United Methodist Cemetery, McDonough Georgia 1/25/1883-9/1/1883

      9. Nancy Green Jeffares (1884 Henry County GA-1982)
        Married Dec. 28 1904 to Omer G. Rosser. He was born Jan. 4 1882 and died Oct. 8, 1969. Both are buried in Cairo, Georgia, Grady County in the Cairo City Cemetery.

        1910 Henry County Georgia Census, Beersheba
        Oma G Rosser  28 GA GA GA  farmer
        Nannie Rosser 25 GA GA GA  married 5 years
                                   1 child 1 surviving
        Lorine Rosser  3 GA GA GA
        Henry Goods   26 GA GA GA
        
        1930 Grady County Georgia Census, Cairo
        O G Rosser    48 GA GA GA Dealer Livestock
        Nannie Rosser 44 GA GA GA
        Lorene Rosser 22 GA GA GA
        Aldine Rosser 17 GA GA GA son
        Adrain Rosser 17 GA GA GA son
        

        Children of Nancy G Jeffares and Omer Rosser:

        1. Aldine Aaron Rosser (1913 Grady Georgia-2008 Hannibal, Missouri)
          . He married Laura Hazel Williams in 1942 in Tifton, Georgia, daughter of John Clyde Williams and Dolly Hendricks. She was born 18 Aug 1919 in Millen, Burke County, Georgia, and died 4 Aug 1997 in Statesboro, GA. Bulloch County.

        2. Adron V. Rosser (1913 Grady, Georgia-1995 Grady Georgia)

        3. Lorene O. Rosser (1906 Grady, Georgia-1989 Thomas GA)

      10. Mamie Lucile Jeffares (1886 Henry County GA-1887)

      11. Nettie Hester Jeffares (1888 Henry County GA-1968)
        m1 John H Stroud m2. Felix Ruark

        1910 Henry County Georgia Census, Sandy Ridge
        John H Stroud  23 GA GA GA farmer
        Nettie Stroud  22 GA GA GA married 1 year 1 child
        Mary Stroud 10/12 GA GA GA
        
        1920 Fulton County Georgia Census, Atlanta Ward 3
        Felix Ruark  39 GA GA GA Motorman Street Car Co.
        Nettie Ruark 30 GA GA GA Operator Telegraph Company
        Harold Ruark  8 GA GA GA
        
        1930 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Decatur District 531
        Felix M Ruark   50 GA GA GA  $6000 Motorman Street Railway
        Matie Ruark     40 GA GA GA [reads "Nettie", indexed "Mattie"]
                                    operator telegraph company
                                    age at first marriage 22
        Walter H Stroud 19 GA GA GA stepson
        

      12. Arthur Thomas Jeffares (1890 Henry County GA-1968 Henry County GA)
        m. Ruby Jackson (1893-1989)
        Ruby Jackson daughter of John N Jackson appears on the Henry County Census of 1910, Beersheba District age 15.
        Mt. Bethel United Methodist Cemetery, McDonough Georgia 01/07/1890-11/30/1968

        1910 Henry County Georgia Census, District 498
        Joseph B Grant 65
        Monta E Grant  60
        Arthur Jeffus  22 GA GA GA boarder grocery merchant
        George W Bryen 70
        
        1920 Henry County Georgia Census, Beersheba
        Ambert Jefferson    30 GA GA GA  merchant
        Rubie M Jefferson   27 GA GA GA
        Ollie C Jefferson    5 GA GA GA
        Dorthie Jefferson 3/12 GA GA GA
        Sylvie M Jefferson   1 GA GA GA
        Mas?? Allman        20 GA GA GA
         
        1930 Henry County Georgia Census, Beersheba
        Arthur F Jeffares   40 GA GA GA farmer
        Ruby L Jeffares     35 GA GA GA
        Ollie C Jeffares    15 GA GA GA
        Nettie D Jeffares   13 GA GA GA
        Syvia M Jeffares    11 GA GA GA
        Arthur T Jeffares    9 GA GA GA
        John W Jeffares      5 GA GA GA
        Mary D Jeffares 2 5/12 GA GA GA
        

      13. Elon M. Jeffares (1892-1949) (female?)

    5. Robert Durham Jeffares (1848 Dekalb County GA-1927 DeKalb GA)
      Married 2/4/1872 Mary Jane Ware (1849-1900)
      See this by Jeff Bailey.
      See the 1850 Georgia census of Newton County; George Ware b 1818 South Carolina, wife Lena, daughter Mary b 1848)

      1870 Gwinnett Georgia Census
      James M Carroll   42 GA
      Sarah Carroll     33 GA
      William S Carroll 14 GA
      Julia A Carroll   13 GA
      Martha L Carroll  11 GA
      Lena M Carroll     9 GA
      Lorenzo F Carroll  4 GA
      Lizzie Carroll     1 GA
      Robert D Jeffers  18  GA farm laborer
      This James M Carroll married
      Sarah E. Wright in 1854
      
      1880 DeKalb Georgia Census, Cross Keys
      Robert Jeffars    28 GA GA GA laborer
      Mary Jeffars      28 GA GA GA
      Ula Jeffars        6 GA GA GA
      Edward Jeffars     4 GA GA GA
      Frederic Jeffars   2 GA GA GA
      George M. Jeffars 2M GA GA GA
      adjacent to Jane McElroy age 50 widowed
      
      1900 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Brownings
      Robert D Jeffares   48 GA GA GA farmer
      Mary J Jeffares     51 GA SC SC married 26 years
                             8 children 7 surviving
      George M Jeffares   20 GA GA GA
      Margaret A Jeffares 18 GA GA GA
      Robert M Jeffares   16 GA GA GA
      Frank S Jeffares    12 GA GA GA
      William L McDade    33 GA GA GA laborer saw mill
      
      1910 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Brownings
      Robert Jeffares   58 GA GA SC farmer
      Martha A Jeffares 48 GA GA GA wife married 8 years
                                    8 children 7 surviving
      Vinnia Gay        24 GA GA GA step daughter widowed
                                    3 children 2 surviving
      Lillian Lively    20 GA GA GA step daughter single
      Howard Jeffares    7 GA GA GA son
      Lilian Gay         6 GA GA GA step granddaughter
      Vernor V Gay  1 7/12 GA GA GA step granddaughter
      Eugine Lively     10 GA GA GA step grandchild
      
      1920 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Brownings
      Robert D Jefferies 68 GA GA GA farmer
      Martha A Jefferies 59 GA GA GA
      Howard Jefferies   17 GA GA GA
      
      Death certificate for R.D. Jeffares
      See this, says b Nov 24, 1848 died 1927 age 79,
      signed by F.H. Jeffares
      
      1930 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Shallowford
      Robert D M Jeffares 69 GA GA GA  farmer
      
      This is a Robert Durham who was born in 1861
      adjacent to Howard Jeffares below, Ten years younger than
      Robert Durham above. Who is this?
      

      Children:

      1. Eula Jeffars (bc 1874- )
        Married Dee Hunter 12-17-1893 (See Dekalb Historical Society Marriage Database)

        1900 DeKalb Georgia Census, Browning
        Dee Hunter      34 GA GA GA farmer
        Eula J Hunter   25 GA GA GA married 6 years
                                    2 children 2 surviving
        William T Hunter 5 GA GA GA
        Lola D Hunter    2 GA GA GA
        adjacent to father Robert
        
        1910 Clayton Georgia Census, Jonesboro
        Dee Hunter    40 GA GA GA farmer
        Oula Hunter   34 GA GA GA
        Thomas Hunter 15 GA GA GA
        Lola Hunter   12 GA GA GA
        Horace Hunter  7 GA GA GA
        John McFan    66 KY KY KY boarder
        Daniel McFan  28 GA KY KY boarder
        
        1920 DeKalb Georgia Census, Atlanta
        D Hunter          53 GA GA GA machinist
        Linnie C Hunter   30 GA GA GA
        Horace E Hunter   17 GA GA GA machinist apprentice
        J B Hunter         9 GA GA GA
        Jobe V Hunter 3 6/12 GA GA GA
        
        1930 DeKalb Georgia Census, District 531
        Horace E Hunter 27 GA GA GA machinist steel mill
        Lucile Hunter   22 GA GA GA
        John B Hunter   17 GA GA GA  polisher automobile shop
        

      2. John Edward Jeffars (bc 1876 -
        According to DeKalb Historical Society Marriage Database: Jeffares, J.E. m Hazlewrigs, Rotha 11-18-1896

        1900 Fulton Georgia, Cook's
        John E Jeffares   23 GA GA GA painter
        Ratha Jeffares    23 GA GA GA
                             married 4 years
                             2 children 2 surviving
        John H Jeffares    2 GA GA GA
        William D Jeffares 1 GA GA GA
        
        1910 Fulton Georgia Census, Atlanta Ward 5
        James E Jefferas 34 GA GA GA house carpenter
        Rotha Jefferas   33 GA GA GA married 12 years
                                     6 children 4 surviving
        Hubert Jefferas  12 GA GA GA
        Sidney Jefferas   9 GA GA GA
        Forrest Jefferas  5 GA GA GA
        Paul Jefferas     2 GA GA GA
        
        1920 Fulton Georgia Census, Atlanta Ward 5
        John E Jeffares   43 GA GA GA Police City
        Rotha M Jeffares  42 GA GA GA
        George T Jeffares 16 GA GA GA Salesman Electric
        Hall Jeffares     12 GA GA GA
        Grady Jeffares     8 GA GA GA
        Mildred Jeffares   5 GA GA GA
        
        1930 Fulton Georgia Census, Atlanta
        Dorothy Jeffares  50 GA GA GA widowed
        Robert S Jeffares 29 GA GA GA divorced driver transfer
        Grady Jeffares    18 GA GA GA printer printing shop
        Mildred Jeffares  16 GA GA GA
        

      3. Frederic Jeffars (bc 1878-
        Married Mattie Guess (bc 1892- )

        1910 DeKalb Georgia, Brownings
        Fred H Jeffries    31 GA GA GA  farmer
        Mattie E Jeffries  27 GA GA GA  married 7 years
                              4 children 4 surviving
        Lillis M Jeffries   7 GA GA GA
        Henry E Jeffries    5 GA GA GA
        Robert C Jeffries   3 GA GA GA
        Clarence D Jeffries 1 GA GA GA
        Lula Guess         53 GA GA GA widowed mother-in-law
        
        1920 Telfair Georgia, Towns
        Fred H Jeffries     41 GA GA GA  farmer
        Mattie Jeffries     36 GA GA GA
        Edgar Jeffries      15 GA GA GA
        Carl Jeffries       13 GA GA GA
        Clarence Jeffries   11 GA GA GA
        Louise Jeffries      8 GA GA GA
        Ester Jeffries  3 7/12 GA GA GA
        Lester Jeffries 3 7/12 GA GA GA
        Pearl Jeffries  1 4/12 GA GA GA
        

      4. George Melvin Jeffares (bc 1880-
        m Floy Ethel Boner (1879-1918) daughter of George White Boner and Clavinda Osborn Alfred

        1910 Orleans Parish Louisiana, New Orleans, Ward 12
        George M Jeffares 30 GA GA GA mail courier  post office
        Floy E Jeffares   30 LA LA LA married 4 years
                                      1 child 1 surviving
        Myrle Jeffares  7/12 LA GA LA
        Frank Jeffares    22 GA GA GA  brother laborer lumber yard
        

        From Rootsweb: World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
        Name: George Melvin Jeffares
        City: New Orleans
        County: Orleans
        State: Louisiana
        Birth Date: 26 Apr 1880
        Race: White
        Roll: 1684924
        DraftBoard: 11
        Age: 38
        Occupation: Letter Carrier- US Government
        Nearest Relative: Robert D. Jeffares, Chamblee, Tn.

      5. Margret Ada Estelle Jeffares (bc 1882-
        married 1903 Thomas J. Bobo (see this)

        1920 Van Zandt Texas Census
        Thomas J Bobo    39 SC ?? SC  farmer
        Ada Bobo         38 GA GA GA
        Solomon Bobo     14 TX SC GA
        Estell Bobo      12 TX SC GA
        Bennie Bobo      11 TX SC GA  [Bernice]
        Gladys Bobo      10 TX SC GA
        Wesley Bobo       7 TX SC GA
        Melvin Bobo       5 TX SC GA
        Marlin Bobo 2 2s/12 TX SC GA
        
        1930 Van Zandt Texas Census
        Thomas J Bebo   49 SC SC SC  farmer
        Margaret A Bebo 48 GA GA GA
        Ruth E Bebo     23 TX SC GA  teacher
        Burnice B Bebo  21 NM SC GA  teacher
        Gladys M Bebo   19 TX SC GA
        Wesley T Bebo   17 TX SC GA
        Melvin H Bebo   15 TX SC GA
        Merlin J Bebo   12 TX SC GA
        Henry N Bebo     9 TX SC GA
        Edna Bebo        7 TX SC GA
        

        Children (See Cynthia Davis post at Rootsweb.com):

        1. Solomon Crosby Bobo (1905

        2. Ruth Estelle Bobo (1907

        3. Berniece Belle Bobo (1908

        4. Gladys Margaret Bobo (1910

        5. Wesley Thomas Bobo (1913

        6. Melvin Hugh Bobo (1915

        7. Marlin Jeffares Bobo (1918

        8. Henry Neil Bobo (1920

        9. Edna Bobo (1922

      6. Robert Marion Jeffares (bc 1884-
        m1. 1909 New Orleans LA, Bertha Fern Boner (1884-1916) daughter of George White Boner and Clavinda Osborn Alfred
        m2 1818 Annie L. ? (1899-

        1920 Lauderdale Mississippi, Meridian
        Robert Jefferies       34 GA GA GA Railway Mail Clerk
        Annie Jefferies        21 MS GA GA wife
        Frank Jefferies        28 GA GA GA brother electrician
        Hellen Jefferies       25 MS GA MS wife
        Lam Jane Jefferies 1 3/12 MS GA MS
        Francis Jefferies       3 MS GA MS
        James Jefferies         1 MS GA MS
        
        1930 Lauderdale Mississippi, Meridian
        Robert Jefferis   46 GA GA GA Postal Clerk Railway
        Annie L Jefferis  31 MS MS MS
        L Jane Jefferis   11 MS GA MS
        Robert Jefferis    8 MS GA MS
        G Milton Jefferis  5 MS GA MS
        

      7. Frank S Jeffares (bc 1888-
        See Frank with brother George M Jeffares above in 1910 New Orlenas Louisiana
        See Frank with brother Robert Jeffares above in 1920 Meridian Mississippi

      8. Howard Jeffares (bc 1903 - )

        1930 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Shallowford
        Howard G Jeffares     27 GA GA GA farm laborer
        Callie A Jeffares     24 GA GA GA
        Henry S Jeffares       5 GA GA GA
        Robert J Jeffares 2 9/12 GA GA GA
        Clyde Jeffares     11/12 GA GA GA
        

    6. Francis Marion Jeffares (1854-)
      Married 3/29/1874 Martha Kelly (1854-1925)

      1880 Milton Georgia Census
      Francis M Jeffares 26
      Martha A           25
      John C              5
      Franny A            4
      Robert L            5
      
      1900 Fulton County Georgia Census
      Martha Jeffries      46 GA unknown SC widowed
                                 12 children 9 surviving
      Robert L Jeffries    25 GA GA GA son carpenter divorced
      John C Jeffries      24 GA GA GA son farmer
      Wiliam M Jeffries    17 GA GA GA son day laborer
      Jenile J Jeffries    14 GA GA GA daughter
      Jucargia L Jeffries  13 GA GA GA son
      Marron C Jeffries    12 GA GA GA son day laborer
      Walker E Jeffries    10 GA GA GA son grocery delivery boy
      Martha E Jeffries     4 GA GA GA daughter
      
      1910 Cherokee County Alabama Census, Round Mountain
      note wife Martha above says widowed? Is this the same Francis?
      
      Francis M Jefferies 55  GA ?? ?? married2 16 years farmer
      Lowery Jefferies    50  SC NC NC married2 16 years
                                       1 child 1 surviving
      Frank Grun          25  GA AL SC stepson
      

      Children:

      1. Robert L Jeffares (1874-1947)

        1920 Fulton County Georgia Census, Atlanta
        Robert L Jefrems 44 GA GA GA carpenter
        Lucy M Jefrems   31 GA GA GA seamstress mattress factory
        
        1930 Douglas County Georgia Census
        Robert L Jeffries 54 farmer
        Lucy Jeffries     29
        

      2. John C Jeffares (1876-1954)

        Married Mary Alice Lowry (1870-1934) daughter of Alfred Lowry (1846-1916). Mary married first John Campbell and second John C. Jeffares.

        1920 Fulton County Georgia Census, Atlanta
        John C Jefferies     42 GA GA GA carpenter house
        Mary Alice Jefferies 49 GA IN GA
        Charles L Howard     37 GA TN GA nephew carpenter house
        
        1930 Fulton County Georgia Census, Center Hill
        Jno Jeffares     54 GA GA GA carpenter house builder
                            age at first marriage 41
        Mary Jeffares    60 GA IN GA age at first marriage 18
        Charles L Heward 47 GA TN GA nephew laborer forest
        W W Heaton       56 IA IN WV boarder carpenter household
        

      3. William M Jeffares

        1920 Rockdale County Georgia Census, Town
        W M Jeffares    37 GA GA GA (William M) home farm
        Fannie Jeffares 46 SC Ireland France
        Martha Jeffares 65 GA GA SC (bc 1855) mother
        
        1930 Fulton County Georgia Census, Atlanta
         Name Age
        William M Jefferies 48 GA GA GA carpenter house building
        Janiny Jefferies    58 SC Ire France
        

      4. Jennie J Jeffares

      5. Juranzy L Jeffares (1886-1973 Cobb GA)
        (indexed as Jucargia)

      6. Marion C. Jeffares(1888-1950)
        Buried Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia
        Extracted from the Department of Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery, Administration database dated 15 June 2006, Georgia National Cemetery, 2025 Mt. Carmel Chuch Lane, Canton GA, Section K site 4054-A

        Private US Army World War I, 100th Infantry, 28th Division

        See this grave at Marietta Natuional Cemetery

        1930 Fulton County Georgia Census, Atlanta
        Marion C Jeffares    40 GA GA GA Carpenter house
                                         age of 1st marriage 40
        Millie M Jeffares    21 GA GA GA age of first marriage 16
        Idora V Jeffares 1 7/12 GA GA GA
        

      7. Walker Ebenezer Jeffares (1890-1979)
        Married Lula May Spinks

        1910 Fulton County Georgia Census, Ward 8
        Martha Dodd    55 GA GA GA 13 children
                                    9 surviving
        Walker Jeffres 19 GA GA GA lodger
        
        1920 Fulton County Georgia Census, Ward 5
        Walker Jefferis   28 AL AL AL carpenter house
        Lula Jefferis     22 GA GA GA
        Evelyn Jefferis    3 GA GA GA
        Walter Jefferis 2/12 GA GA GA
        
        1930 Fulton County Georgia Census, Oak Grove
        Walker E Jeffares 39 AL GA GA carpenter
        Lula M Jeffares   31 GA GA GA
        Martha E Jeffares 13 GA AL GA
        John W Jeffares   10 GA AL GA
        Barbara R Jeffares 8 GA AL GA
        

      8. Martha Evelyn Jeffares

    7. B. A. (Bennett?) (1858- )
      See (B. A. Jeffares) 1860 census with father John Edwin Jeffares 1860 DeKalb Census
      See (Bennet E) 1870 census with older brother John Allen Tharp Jeffares in Newton County

  3. Robert Jeffares (1824-1851)

    Dekalb Historical Society says: married Mary C. McElroy 10/14/1847

    Daughter of Samuel McElroy (1806-1880) and Nancy Martin (1806-18971)

    Samul McEamul
    Marital Status: Widowed
    Place of Birth: South Carolina
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1807
    Age: 73
    Month of Death: Mar
    Cause of Death: Dropsy
    Census Year: 1880

    son Samuel Brinson McElroy died Aug 30 1862 Richmond VA

    From here:

    Samuel McElroy
    buried at Prospect Methodist Church, Dekalb, GA  See bible records for birth and death dates.
    
    1850 Census DeKalb Co.
    Cross Keys District: CK-6
    Samuel McElroy Jr. 42 South Carolina
    Nancy M.           43 NC
    Samuel B.          18
    Mary E.            15
    John T.P.          12
    Nancy M.            9
    
    In same district and nearby are: John McElroy, Samuel Sr. and William.
    Also in Cross Keys Dist. are Archibald 45 and George W. 24 -both b. NC
    --------
    1860 Census DeKalb Co.
    Cross Keys District: 007-007
    Samuel McElroy Jr. 52 Farmer $1500 $1400 b. SC
    Nancy M.              Seamstress b. NC
    M.E.               24 (f) b. GA (Mary Elizabeth)
    John               22 Farmer b. GA
    
    son Samuel B. & family living 008-008
    Nancy Martha not listed in household, but is on 1870 census [see Jeffares above]
    ---
    1870 Census DeKalb Co.
    Cross Keys District 18-33
    Samuel 62 Head of Household
    Nancy  24 Dau
    Mary   33 Daughter
    Nancy  62 Wife
    
    ----
    
    Following written by nephew of Samuel Jr. - John Calvin McElroy was born 1852 and was the only child of John McElroy/Margaret McDill

    Sketch of John Calvin McElroy, dictated or written by him when he was 99 years of age. "Material was given to Mrs. Hugh Trotti, President of DeKalb Historical Society (1951) by Mrs. C.E. Miller (Doraville,GA) daughter of Mr. John Calvin McElroy.

    "Samuel McElroy Sr., the grandfather of John C. McElroy, was born in the year 1774 in Mecklenburg Co. N.C. in the community known as The Waxhaws, which was an Indian trading post. In young manhood, he (Samuel McElroy) moved to Anderson Co. S.C. and on Feb 19, 1805, was married to Mary Stevenson.

    ........... He (Samuel McElroy Sr.) with his family moved to DeKalb Co. GA in 1832 or 1833 to a house believed to have been built by his sons John & Samuel Jr. who had settled in DeKalb Co. a few years previously. This was a sturdy, story and a half log house and was known as "The Grandpap" House. It was in this house that the organization of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church was perfected Aug 11, 1836."

    "John McElroy, father of John C. McElroy, was born in Anderson Co.,S.C. Nov 30, 1805, and came on horseback with his newly married younger brother Sam (jr) and his wife Nancy in 1830. "Sam was too young to go to a new country alone", he said.

    John and Sam rented farm land from a Mr. Tilly, and when "laying by" time came, they made a wagon. --------

    1880 Mortality Schedule lists cause of death "dropsy" and age as 73
    Typed records sent by Marjorie Hood Fisher Jul 1999

    Bible Record from Georgia Department of Archives, Atlanta, Georgia

    Marriages: Samuel McElroy Jun of Anderson District S.C. and Nancy Martin McElroy of Mecklenburg District N.C. was married March 1st in the year of our Lord 1830 by Rev'd. William Blackstock.

    Deaths: Nancy M. McElroy departed this life March 1st 1871 lacking 4 days ofliving 65 years
    John T.P. McElroy departed this life Nov 12, 1875
    Samuel B. McElroy departed this life Aug. 13th, 1862 in the Hospital at Wyandor, VA
    Samuel McElroy departed this life March 11, 1880
    Martha N. Akin departed this life July 20, 1894 aged 54 years 4 days, died minutes after 7 in the evening. Funeral preached by J. W.Quillan

    Births:
    Samuel Bryson McElroy was born October 11th in the Year of Our Lord 1831. Baptized by Rev'd Eleazer Harris
    Mary Elizabeth McElroy was born Sept 16th in the Year of our Lord 1834 Baptised by Rev. Henry Bryson
    John T. Presley McElroy was born January 6th in the Year of Our Lord 1837. Baptised by Rev. Thomas Turner
    Nancy Martha McElroy was born July 16th in the Year of Our Lord 1840 Batpised by Rev. Thomas Turner

    (An inserted page of family records listed the siblings of wife Nancy Martin McElroy, a cousin to her husband)
    Martha D. McElroy was born August the 12th 1795
    John McElroy was born March the 23rd, 1797
    Hannah McElroy was born April 15th, 1799
    Rachel A. McElroy was born June the 1st 1803
    James S. McElroy was born November the 8th 1804
    Nancy M. McElroy was born March the 11th, 1806
    Elizabeth H. McElroy was born March the 25th, 1810
    Sally S. McElroy was born June the 30th,

    1850 DeKalb Georgia Census, Cross Keys
    All on the same census page
    
    Mary C Jeffers   36 SC  farmer $200 daughter of Samuel McElroy below
    Robert D Jeffers 25 SC <----------------------
    Saml H D Jeffers  1 GA
    
    Saml McElroy     42
    Nancy M McElroy  43
    Saml B McElroy   18
    Mary E McElroy   15
    John T P McElroy 12
    Nancy M McElroy   9
    
    John McElroy       44 SC brother of Samuel above
    Margaret E McElroy 38 SC
    
    Saml McElroy 72 NC father of Samuel above
    Mary McElroy 70 NC
    
    
    1860 DeKalb Georgia Census, Cross Keys
    Samuel McEvoy  52 SC
    Nancy M McEvoy 52 NC
    M E McEvoy     24 GA
    John McEvoy    22 GA
    Martha McEvoy  19 GA
    S H E Jeffares 11 GA <-------- Children of Robert Jeffares and Mary McElrot
    M M L Jeffares  9 GA  <-------
    

    Children inferred from census:

    1. Samuel H. D. Jeffares (bc 1849- )

    2. Martha M L Jeffares (bc 1851-

      Dekalb Historical Society says: Mary M. L. Jeffers married George W Mitchell 12/23/1869
      Son of Larkin W. Mitchell (1816 Abbeville SC-1860 DeKalb) m 1842 Louisa E (Reeves) Mitchell (1824 SC- ) (see this)
      son of George Mitchell ( -1817 Abbeville SC) and Nancy Reeve (see this and this)

      1850 DeKalb Georgia Census, Cross Keys
      L W Mitchell      36 SC farmer $600
      Louisa E Mitchell 25 SC
      Ezekiel L Mitchell 4 GA
      G W Mitchell   10/12 GA <----
      
      1860 DeKalb Georgia Census, Browning's
      Louiza Mitchell SC 36 $1,200 widow Jan 1
      Ezekel Mitchell GA 14
      George Mitchell GA 10 <----
      adjacent to uncle John Edwin Jeffares
      
      1870 DeKalb Georgia Census, Browning's
      George W Mitchel 21 GA farmer $250
      Martha M Mitchel 19 GA             <--- daughter of Robert Jeffares
      
      1880 Gwinnett Georgia Census, Berkshire
      George W. Mitchell 30 GA SC SC farmer
      Anner L. Mitchell  29 SC SC SC
      Mary E. M. Mitchell 9 GA GA SC
      

  4. Isaac Jeffares (1827-1829)

    No data on Isaac.

    End of children of Henry Harvey Jeffares and Martha Tharpe


    Elizabeth Rainey -- Henry's second wife-- was born in South Carolina in 1804. She is the daughter of Thomas Rainey of Chester County SC and ? Humphries (daughter of Charles Humphries and Mary Bennett of Chester SC). She and Henry Jeffares married in 1831 and produced three offspring: Martha, born 1833; Henry J., born around 1835; and Bennett Rainey Jeffares, born in 1837. It is likely that the census birthplace of "South Carolina" for these last two children is wrong, since the family was clearly established in Gwinnett county by 1828. Elizabeth and her brothers Charles, Bennett and John all arrived in DeKalb county from Chester county SC in the 1830s.

    Henry Jeffares and Elizabeth Rainey died within a year of one another (he in 1863 at age 64 and her in 1864 at age 61). Two sons of Henry Jeffares would die within three years from the ravages of the War Between the States.

    Children of Henry Harvey Jeffares and Elizabeth Rainey:

  5. Martha Jeffares (1833 GA -1900 AR)

    Daughter of Elizabeth Rainey, granddaughter of Thomas Rainey.

    Married Edmond T Harris (1831 DeKalb GA-1900 Johnson AR) son of John C.Harris (1808 SC - 1888 Johnson AR) and Sarah Brown (1811 SC- 1869 GA) daughter of Josiah Brown (1774 Surry NC-1860 Yellow River Gwinnett GA) and Anna (1791- ). Josiah is on the 1860 Gwinnett census with son-in-law John C. Harris age 76 with wife Anna age 69.(see this and this). John Harris married second Rachel Leavell.

    Edmond T Harris was 4th Corporal in 38th Georgia Infantry Company A. Sept 26, 1861; Transferred to Company D 38th GA Inf April 1 1862; 1st Sergeant July 15, 1862; wounded Sharpsburg (Antietam) Sept 17, 1862; On roll Aug 31 1864. No later record.

    Edmond's brother Sterling G. Harris was also in the same unit as a 1st corporal and 3rd Sergeant and was wounded at Wilderness in May 1864. He is buried beside his brother in the Adams cemetery in Johnson County Arkansas -- see below. (See this). Sterling's wound is mentioned ("...SG Harris in the hip...") in Bennett Rainey's letter to his wife Parazade Cochran Jeffares dated May 22, 1864 from Lynchburg Virginia (see this).

    Both Edmund T Harris and brother Sterling G Harris served in the 38th Georgia Infantry along with Bennett Rainey Jeffares and John G. Rainey.

    Buried in Adams (or Jordan) Cemetery in Johnson County Arkansas are: (1) father John H Harris and 2nd wife Rachel Leavell; (2) Edmund T Harris and wife Martha Jeffares and of children; and (3) brother Sterling Harris and many of his children. They are all buried in the Adams Cemetery Johnson County Arkansas. The detail below is from the cemetery data and Judy Tate and other contributor research:

    • John H. Harris 15 March 1808 13 August 1888
      Father of Edmund T Harris and Starling G Harris below.
      He was born in South Carolina
      Husband of Rachel Leavell

    • Rachel Harris 23 July 1830 27 July 1913
      She was born in Georgia
      Daughter of John W. Leavell and Marchy C. Wood
      Wife of John C. Harris, Sr.

    • Edward T. Harris 15 January 1831 18 November 1900
      He was born in Georgia
      son of John Harris above
      Husband of Marchtha

    • Martha (Jeffares) Harris 06 July 1832 31 March 1900
      Wife of Edward T. Harris

      Seven of Nine Children of Edmund and Martha (Jeffares) Harris are buried at Adams Cemetery:

      1. Isabell Harris

        Belle E. Johnson 22 June 1870 31 January 1933
        Daughter of Edward T. and Martha Harris
        Contact: C. L. Boyd

        David McLin Johnson, Jr. 02 April 1872 24 March 1948
        Son of David McLin Johnson and Marchtha Jane Lewis Brantly
        Husband of Marchtha E. Patterson
        Married 04 September 1892 Book R page 161 Johnson County, Arkansas
        Husband of Belle E. Harris
        Married 12 December 1901 Book S page 425 Johnson County, Arkansas

      2. Martha Harris

        Mattie H. Dickey 25 March 1868 18 February 1927
        Wife of George Dickey?
        Married 22 August 1906 Book T page 350 Johnson County, Arkansas
        Note: I'm not sure about this Marriage, it could be wrong...

      3. Eliza A Harris

        Eliza Boley
        No Marker
        She was born Jun 1856 in Georgia
        Wife of Andrew Boley

        Andrew Boley
        No Marker
        He was born October 1858 in Alabama
        Husband of Eliza
        Children: George, Polina, Alma, Ora, John T., James E.

      4. Thomas E Harris

        Thomas E. Harris 03 March 1866 30 July 1886
        He was born in Georgia
        Son of Edward T. and Martha Harris

      5. Polina A. Harris

        Polina A. Leavell 14 January 1859 10 February 1933
        She was born in Georgia

        1. Wife of Ben. F. Jordan
          Married 18 November 1875 Book N page 390 Johnson County, Arkansas

          Ben F. Jordan 1854 1878
          Husband of Polina Harris
          Married 18 November 1875 Book N page 390 Johnson County, Arkansas

        2. Wife of John F. Leavell
          Children: Marchtha, John H., Thomas H., Olga B., Buster E., Edna, Claude

        John F. Leavell 21 March 1859 08 June 1934
        He was born in Georgia
        Son of John Calvin Leavell and Emily E.
        Husband of Polina Harris Jordan
        Married 21 December 1882 Book P page 447 Johnson County, Arkansas

      6. Parazade E Harris

        Zadie E. (Parazada) Wilson 06 May 1861 01 August 1934
        Daughter of Edward T. Harris and Martha
        Wife of John W. Wilson
        Children: Bennett E., Thomas M., Grover S., Johny H.

        John W. Wilson 09 May 1857 03 January 1913
        Son of Francis Marion Wilson and Emily F. Taylor
        Husband of Parazada E. Harris
        Married 06 January 1878 Book O page 251 Johnson County, Arkansas
        Obituary dated 09 January 1913

        1. Johny H. Wilson 13 May 1896 28 August 1899
          Son of John W. Wilson and Parazada E. Harris

        2. Grover S. Wilson 24 September 1887 20 December 1918
          Son of John W. Wilson and Parazada Harris
          Husband of Mellie Summers
          Married 04 August 1907 Book T page 474 Johnson County, Arkansas
          Pvt. 10th Co. CAC of Balboa US Army Ft. Amador CZ Panama

      7. Mary E Harris (Mollie)

        Mollie Howard 09 November 1872 13 September 1931
        Daughter of Edward T. and Martha Harris

        George E. Howard 24 February 1861 11 June 1944
        He was born in Pope County, Arkansas
        Son of Joseph Howard and Mary Frances Medlin

        • Husband of Lula Davis
          Married 28 Jun 1888 Book F page 337 Pope County, Arkansas

        • Husband of Ida Spencer
          Married 18 Oct 1892 Book G page 29 Pope County, Arkansas

        • Husband of Lizzie Leavel
          Married 06 Oct 1909 Book J page 245 Pope County, Arkansas
          M. Lizzie Howard 05 November 1883 18 January 1916
          Note: death notice in Courier-Democrat article dated 27 January 1916

        • Husband of Mollie Harris
          Married 28 January 1917 Book V page 381 Johnson County, Arkansas

    • Starling G. Harris 16 March 1842 29 December 1930
      Co. A, 38th Georgia CSA
      He was born in DeKalb County, Georgia
      Husband of Eliza Jane Bagwell
      Married 11 November 1867

    • Eliza Jane Harris 06 October 1845 18 August 1885
      Stone is broken
      Wife of Starling G. Harris
      Children: Charlie V., Lavonia Viola LEAVELL, Ettie L., Oscar G., Gordon P., Sallie A., Albert J., and John C.

    • Francis Marion Leavell 1834 17 August 1912

      Francis is included in this list as a matter of interest in the fact that he; Edmund Harris and Sterling Harris were all in the same DeKalb GA CSA regiment

      Co. D, 38th GA Infantry CSA
      He was born in DeKalb County, Georgia
      He died in Broomfield Community Pope County, Arkansas
      Son of John W. Leavelll and Marchy C. Wood
      Husband of Mary 'Polly' Gresham
      Married 18 Jan 1855

    • Mary 'Polly' Leavell 1837 03 January 1913
      She was born in Georgia
      She died in Broomfield Community Pope County, Arkansas
      Daughter of Josiah Gresham and Peggy Riley
      Children: Amanda, Francis, Georgiana, Lucinda Alice, Marchion M. 'Dena', Margaret JoAnna, Nancy Aldora, R. L., Hettie M. R., Columbus Frank and Mattie B.
      There are articles in the Courier Democrat for Francis Marion dated 22 August 1912 and for Mary dated 29 Jan 1913

     1850 Gwinnett Georgia Census, Cains
    John Harris     41 SC farmer
    Sarah Harris    38 SC
    Edmund T Harris 19 GA
    Malissa Harris  13 GA
    Sterling Harris  8 GA
    
    1860 DeKalb County Georgia, Brownings 1860 Gwinnett Georgia Census, District 408
    Edmond T Haris 29 GA farmer
    Martha Haris   29 SC
    John H Haris    8 GA
    Nancie S Haris  6 GA
    Eliza A Haris   4 GA
    Palina A Haris  1 GA
    adjacent to father Henry Jeffares
    
    John Harris     50 GA
    Sarah Harris    48 GA
    Starling Harris 17 GA
    Josiah Brown    76 NC $400 $150
    Anna Brown      69 SC
    Clary Nash      15 GA
    
    1870 Campbell County Missouri, Douglas 1870 Blount County Alabama
    Thomas E Harris  39 GA farmer $210
    Martha Harris    37 SC
    John H Harris    18 GA  farm laborer
    Sarah A N Harris 16 GA
    Eliza A Harris   14 GA
    Pauline A Harris 11 GA
    Parisade E Harris 9 GA
    Thomas E Harris   4 GA
    Martha J Harris   2 GA
    
    Jno Harris    60 SC farmer
    Rachel Harris 40 GA
    
    1880 Johnson County Arkansas, Hickey 1880 Johnson County Arkansas, Hickey
    E. T. Harris      49 GA SC SC farmer
    Martha Harris     47 SC Ireland SC
    Thos. E. Harris   14 GA GA SC son
    Martha I. Harris  12 GA GA SC daughter
    Isabella M. Harris 9 MO GA SC daughter
    Mary E. Harris     5 AR GA SC daughter
    P.A. Jordan       21 GA GA SC daughter
                                  [Pauline A]
    Wm.J. Jordan       3 AR AL GA grandson
    Mary B. Jordan     2 AR AL GA granddaughter
    
    John Harris      72 SC SC SC farmer
    Rachel E. Harris 49 GA SC SC wife
    C.E. Raney       21 GA GA GA grandson
                                 works on farm
    
    1900 Johnson County Arkansas, Hickey 
    Edman Harris    69 GA SC SC farmer
    Martha J Harris 32 GA GA SC daughter
    Mollie Harris   25 AR GA SC daughter
    William Jordon  23 AR MS GA grandson
                                farm laborer
    

    Martha Jeffares -- daughter of Henry Jeffares and Elizabeth Rainey (see my Thomas Rainey site) -- is additionally connected to the Harris family throught Edmund T. Harris's younger sister Melissa Harris. Melissa Harris married Thomas Rainey in 1856 and they were in Gwinnett county in 1860. Thomas B. Rainey was the son of Martha Jeffares' uncle Bennett Rainey and thus Martha Jeffares first cousin. Thomas B. Rainey died in 1864. Melissa and her sole surviving son Seaborn Burdine Rainey is in Blount County Alabama in 1870 adjacent to her brother Sterling G. Harris. In 1880 Seaborn Rainey is in Johnson Arkansas with his grandfather John C. Harris (see 1880 Census above right) and Melissa disappears.

    Children of Martha Jeffares and Edmund T. Harris inferred from census (also see this):

    1. John H Harris (1852-

      1880 Johnson County Arkansas, Hickey
      J.H. Harris      28 GA GA SC
      Mary A. Harris   23 MO KY MO
      Thos. E. Harris   5 AR GA MO
      Alverda A. Harris 3 AR GA MO
      John M. Harris    1 AR GA MO
      E. T. Wilson     18 AR MS AL servant
      adjacent to father E.T. Harris
      
      1900 Johnson County Arkansas, Hickey
      John H Harris     48 GA GA SC farmer
      Maria A Harris    43 MO KY MO 10 children 8 surviving
      Alverda A Harris  23 AR GA MO
      Levadaim Harris   18 AR GA MO
      Robert B Harris    7 AR GA MO
      Thomas J Harris   14 AR GA MO
      Starling E Harris 11 AR GA MO
      Winnie D Harris    6 AR GA MO
      same census page as father
      
      1910 Curry County New Mexico, Lewis
      Mary A Harris   53 MO KY MO widow farmer
                                  3 children 3 surviving
      Winnie D Harris 16 AR GA MO
      adjacent is
      Thomas E Harris 35 AR GA MO farmer
      Susie E Harris  36 AR TN WV
      Walter Harris    6 AR AR AR
      

    2. Sarah A Narcisa Harris (1854 DeKAlb GA -

    3. Eliza A Harris (1856- )
      Married Andrew Boley (1858 AL- )

      1900 Johnson County Arkansas, Hickey
      Andrew Boley    41 AL AL GA farmer
      Eliza Boley     43 GA GA GA married 20 years
                                  7 children 6 surviving
      George Boley    19 AR AL GA
      Polina Boley    18 AR AL GA
      Alma Boley      16 AR AL GA
      Ora Boley       12 AR AL GA
      John T Boley     8 AR AL GA
      James E Boley    3 AR AL GA
      Frances E Boley 66 GA GA GA mother
                                  married 6 years
                                  3 children 3 surviving
      
      1910 Johnson County Arkansas, Hickey
      Andrew J Bowley  51 AL AL GA farmer
      Eliza A Bowley   53 GA GA GA
                          married 30 years
                          7 children 5 surviving
      Palina C Bowley  26 AR AL GA
      James E Bowley   13 AR AL GA
      Francis E Bowley 76 GA GA GA widowed
                                   5 children 3 surviving
      
      1920 Pope County Arkansas, Martin
      Andrew J Boley 61 AL AL GA
      Eliza Boley    62 GA GA GA
      Ora Carrell    31 AR GA AL
      Agell Carrell   6 AR TX AR
      Odell Carrell   4 AR TX AR
      

      Children of Eliza Harris and Andrew Boley:

      1. George Boley b: AUG 1880

      2. Polina Boley b: MAR 1882

      3. Alma Boley b: APR 1884 in Arkansas

      4. Ora Boley b: OCT 1888

      5. John T Boley b: APR 1892

      6. James E Boley b: JUN 1896

    4. Pauline A Harris (1859 GA-1933 AR)
      (This says "Polina Afteta" and she
      married first Benjamin F Jordan Nov 1875 in Johnson County AR
      See 1880 census with father above (widowed)

      1. William Jeffries Jordan (1876 Johnson AR - 1957 Russellville AR)
        Married Nola Belle Hardeman (4 Feb 1901). See this.

      2. Mary Bennie Jordan (1878 Old Mt. AR-1943 Arkansas City KS)
        Married first J.B.Lumpkin (1875-1919 Antlers OK)
        Married 2nd Wiley Spencer O'Neal (1880 MO-1944 Arkansas City KS)

        Polina married second John F Leavell (1859 DeKAlb GA-1934 Curry NM)
        son of John CAlvin Leavell (1825 DeKalb- ) and Emily E. Leavell (1837 DeKalb GA)

        1900 Johnson County Arkansas, Hickey
        John F Leavell   41 GA GA GA farmer
        Polina Leavell   41 GA SC GA married 18 years
                                     10 children 8 surviving
        Martha Leavell   16 AR GA GA
        John H Leavell   14 AR GA GA
        Thomas H Leavell 12 AR GA GA
        Olga B Leavell    8 AR GA GA
        Buster E Leavell  5 AR GA GA
        Edna Leavell      4 AR GA GA
        Claude Leavell 8.12 AR GA GA
        
        1910 Johnson County Arkansas, Hickey
        John F Levrall  51 GA GA GA farmer
        Paulina Levrall 51 GA GA SC
        Thomas Levrall  21 AR GA GA
        Homer Levrall   20 AR GA GA
        Olga Levrall    18 AR GA GA
        Buster Levrall  16 AR GA GA
        Edna Levrall    14 AR GA GA
        Clyde Levrall   11 AR GA GA
        
        1920 Johnson County Arkansas, Hickey
        John F Leavell    60 GA GA GA farmer
        Paulina A Leavell 61 GA GA SC
        Clyde Leavell     20 AR AR GA son
        John M Howard 4 9/12 AR GA GA grandson
        
        1930 Pope County Arkansas, Illinois
        J F Leavell       71  GA GA GA
        Paulina A Leavell 71 GA GA SC
        Homer Leavell     40 AR GA GA son widowed
        John Howard       14 AR AR AR grandson
        

        Children of Polina Harris and John Calvin Leavell:

      3. Martha Elizabeth Leavell (1883 AR-1916 AR)
        Married 1909 George Edwin Howard (1861 Pope AR-1944 AR)
        Children:

        1. Byram Howard b: ABT 1911 in Martin, Pope Co, Arkansas

        2. George Howard b: ABT 1913 in Martin, Pope Co, Arkansas

      4. John Henry Leavell (1885/6 AR

      5. Thomas Howard Leavell (1887 AR

      6. James Homer Leavell (1889 AR

      7. Olga Belle Leavell (1892 AR
        Married first Henry Grotcher (1889-

        1. Oral L Gotcher b: BET AUG AND NOV 1916 in Arkansas

        2. Doris E Gotcher b: ABT FEB 1920 in Arkansas

        Married second in 1949 Freeman Dillahunty

      8. Buster Edmond Leavell (1894 AR
        Married Margret Young

        1. Marlin E Leavell

        2. Margaret E Leavell

        3. Buster Edmond Leavell b: 25 MAR 1929-1972)

      9. Edna Jewell Leavell (1896 AR

      10. Claude Leavell (1897 AR

      11. Clyde Raymond Leavell (1899 AR

    5. Parazade E Harris (1861 GA - 1934 AR)
      Married in 1878 John W. Wilson

      1880 Johnson County Arkansas, Hickey
      John Wilson     23 AR MS MS
      Parezade Wilson 19 GA GA SC
      B.A. Wilson      1 AR AR GA
      Thos.M. Wilson  1M AR AR GA
      
      1900 Johnson County Arkansas, Hickey
      John W Wilson    43 AR TN TN
      Parzade Wilson   39 GA GA GA
                          married 21 years
                          4 children 3 surviving
      Bennett E Wilson 20 AR AR GA
      Thomas M Wilson  28 AR AR GA
      Grover Wilson    12 AR AR GA
      
      1910 Johnson County Arkansas, Hickey
      John W Wilson     52 AR MS TN farmer
      Parezade E Wilson 48 GA GA SC married 33 years
                                    4 children 3 surviving
      
      1920 Johnson County Arkansas, Hickey
      Mellie Wilson   30 AR AL AL widowed
      Garman G Wilson 11 AR AR AR
      Johnnie B Wilson 9 AR AR AR
      Ada L Wilson     8 AR AR AR
      Meade S Wilson   5 AR AR AR
      Parasade Wilson 58 GA GA SC widowed
      

      See 1830 Pope Arkansas Census with sistser Mollie Howard.
      Children of Parazade Harris and John W Wilson:

      1. Bennett E Wilson

      2. Thomas M Wilson

      3. Grover Sullivan Wilson

    6. Thomas E Harris (1866-1886)
      See Adams Cemetery data above

    7. Martha J (I?) Harris (1868-1927)
      Married Aug 1906 in Johnson Arkansas George F. Dickey (1849 AR-

      1910 Pope County Arkansas, Martin
      George F Dickey 61 AR TN TN farmer
      Mattie Dickey   41 GA GA NC
                         married 3 years
                          1 child 1 surviving
      Joe Dickey       2
      
      1920 Pope County Arkansas, Liberty
      George Dickey 71 AR TN TN farmer
      Mattie Dickey 51 GA GA SC
      Joe Dickey    11 AR AR GA
      

      1. Joe Dickey (bc 1909- )

    8. Isabella M Harris (1871-1933)
      Married 1901 in Johnson AR David McLin Johnson (1872 AR-1948 AR)

      1910 Pope County Arkansas, Martin
      Davie M Johnson   38 AR TN TN farmer
      Belle M Johnson   39 AR GA GA married 8 years
                                    4 children
                                    4 surviving
      Zula L Johnson     5 AR AR AR
      Lizzie A Johnson   3 AR AR AR
      Edamond C Johnson  2 AR AR AR
      Lillian Johnson 8/12 AR AR AR
      
      1920 Johnson County Arkansas, Hickey
      David M Johnson  47 AR TN AR farmer
      Belle M Johnson  39 MO GA SC
      Lula Johnson     17 AR AR MO
      Annie Johnson    14 AR AR MO
      Edward Johnson   12 AR AR MO
      Lillian Johnson  10 AR AR MO
      Lee Johnson 3 11/12 AR AR MO
      
      1930 Johnson County Arkansas, Hickey
      David M Johnson 58 AR TN IL farmer
      Belle M Johnson 59 TN TN US
      E Lee Johnson   13 AR AR TN
      


      Children of Isabella Harris and David M Johnson:

      1. Zula Johnson b: 1 MAR 1903 in Arkansas

      2. Lizzie Johnson b: 15 JAN 1905 in Arkansas

      3. Edmond Johnson b: 25 SEP 1907 in Johnson Co, Arkansas

      4. Lillian Johnson b: 6 NOV 1909 in Arkansas

      5. Elmer E Johnson b: 28 APR 1916

    9. Mary E (Mollie) Harris (1872-1931)
      Married George E Howard (1861-1944)

      1920 Pope County Arkansas, Martin
      George E Howard 58 AR GA TN farmer
      Mollie Howard   45 AR GA SC
      Byham C Howard   9 AR AR AR
      Georges Howard   7 AR AR AR
      
      1930 Pope County Arkansas, Martin
      George E Howard   69 AR GA AR farmer
      Molly E Howard    55 AR GA SC wife
      Byrum C Howard    19 AR AR AR son
      George E Howard   17 AR AR AR son
      Parazade E Wilson 68 GA GA SC sister-in-law
      

      Children of Mary E. Harris and George Edwin Harris:

      1. Barham Howard b: ABT 1901

      2. George Howard b: ABT 1903

  6. Henry J Jeffares (1835-Feb 26, 1914)

    Henry was the first son of Henry Jeffares and Elizabeth Rainey. There is a DeKalb Georgia marriage of Henry Jeffiers to Martha A. Defore 5/12/1853.


    Henry Jeffares and Elitia Coleman

    Henry Jeffares married Elitia Coleman b. Aug. 11 1837 d. Jan 21, 1914 ("his first cousin" see Coleman document below) daughter of Wylie "Screw" Coleman (1795-1860) and Sally Rainey (1801-1877), grand-daughter of Robert Roe Coleman (b.1769 Halifax NC, son of Robert Coleman b. 1747 and Elizabeth Roe b. 1748) and Nancy Coleman (daughter of Charles Coleman and Polly Mobley).(See Coleman info).

    Henry Jeffares' mother was Elizbeth Rainey (1803-Feb 25 1864), daughter of Thomas Rainey must have been a the sister of Sally Rainey who married Wiley "Screw" Coleman and also a daughter of Thomas Rainey. For a more detailed description of the Rainey/Jeffares/Coleman connectiuons, see my Rainey site:

    http://www.bauer.uh.edu/parks/genealogy/Rainey.htm#sarah

    Both are buried at the Coleman-Jeffares Cemetery (Fairfield County) SC as are her parents Sallie and Wylie Coleman, and their children Robert Rainey Jeffares, William Bennett Jeffares, John W. Jeffares, Henry Coleman Jeffares and an unnamed daughter.

    1870 Fairfield South Carolina
    Henry Jeffords    35 SC farmer 2,000 600
    Electa Jeffords   33 SC
    Sarah E Jeffords  10 SC
    Robert Jeffords    8 SC
    Henry Jeffords     6 SC
    William Jeffords   4 SC
    Martha Jeffords 8/12 SC
    
    1880 Fairfield South Carolina
    Henry Jefferas    45 SC farmer
    Eliza Jefferas    43 SC
    Eliza Jefferas    20 SC
    Robert Jefferas   18 SC laborer
    Coleman Jefferas  16 SC
    Benjamin Jefferas 14 SC
    Mattie Jefferas   10 SC
    John Jefferas      8 SC
    Samuel Jefferas    5 SC
    Savilla Coleman   47 SC sister
    
    1900 Fairfield South Carolina
    Henry Jeffares     63 SC SC SC farmer
    Elitia Jeffares    62 SC SC SC
                          8 children 7 surviving
                          married 41 years
    Robt R Jeffares    37 SC SC SC farmer
    William B Jeffares 33 SC SC SC farmer
    John W Jeffares    31 SC SC SC school teacher
    Samuel Jeffares    26 SC SC SC farmer
    David A Coleman    20 SC SC SC clerk
    
    1910 Fairfield South Carolina
    Henry Jeffares     76 SC England SC  farmer
    Eldia Jeffares     73 SC SC SC married 51 years
                                   8 children 4 surviving
    William B Jeffares 40 SC SC SC
    Samuel H Jeffares  36 SC SC SC
    

    1. Lizzie Jeffares
      married Sam Wright (3 boys).

      1900 Chester South Carolina, Halseville
      Sam Wright       40 SC SC SC farmer
      Lizzie Wright    38 SC SC SC married 6 years
                                   3 children 3 surviving
      Brown Wright      7 SC SC SC
      Henry Wright      5 SC SC SC
      Richard Wright 9.12 SC SC SC
      Tildon Lee       23 SC SC SC
      
      1910 Chester South Carolina, Halseville
      Samuel Wright  50 SC SC SC farmer
      Lizzie Wright  49 SC SC SC married 19 years [index says 69]
                        3 children 3 surviving
      Brown Wright   18 SC SC SC
      Henry Wright   15 SC SC SC
      Richard Wright 11 SC SC SC
      Tirry B Lee    48 SC SC SC
      
      1920 Chester South Carolina, Halseville
      Incorrectly indexed at ancestry.com as "Might"
      
      Sam Might             60 SC SC SC farmer
      Sarah Elizabeth Might 59 SC SC SC
      Henry Might           24 SC SC SC
      Richard Might         21 SC SC SC
      Ben Jeffries          53 SC SC SC brother-in-law
      
      1930 Chester South Carolina, Halseville
      Sam Wright       70 SC SC SC farmer
      Lizzie Wright    69 SC SC SC
      Henry Wright     35 SC SC SC son
      Rosa L Wright    34 SC SC SC daugther-in-law
      Sarah Wright 4 1/12 SC SC SC granddaughter
      John Wright 1 11/12 SC SC SC grandson
      

    2. Robert Rainey Jeffares (1862-1914)
      married Lizzie Hogan (2 boys and 2 girls.) daughter of Virginia and John A. Hogan
      On the 1870, 1880, and 1900 cenuses with father Henry Jeffares

      1910 Fairfield South Carolina
      Robert R Jeffares  48 SC SC SC farmer
      Elizabeth Jeffares 34 SC SC SC married 9 years
                                     4 children 3 surviving
      Robt C Jeffares     7 SC SC SC
      Verginia Jeffares   6 SC SC SC
      Mary F Jeffares  4/12 SC SC SC
      
      adjacent to father Henry
      
      1920 Richland South Carolina, Blythewood
      Lizzie Jeffares    41 SC SC SC  widowed boarding house keeper
      Coleman Jeffares   17 SC SC SC
      Virginia Jeffares  16 SC SC SC
      Frances Jeffares   10 SC SC SC
      John Henry Jeffares 8 SC SC SC
      

    3. Henry C Jeffares (1864-1900)
      died single.
      On the 1870 Fairfield SC census (age 6) with father Henry Jeffares. Listed as "Coleman" (age 16) on the 1880 Fairfield census with father Henry.

    4. Ben F. Jeffares
      died single.
      Listed on 1870 Fairfield SC census with father as William age 4;
      "Benjamin" (age 14) on the 1880 census with father Henry;
      "William B." on the 1900 census with father age 33;
      on the 1910 census as "William B" with father Henry age 40.
      on the 1920 Census with sister Lizzie Wright above
      There is a William Bennett Jeffares (1865-1932) in the same Jeffares Cemetery in Festerville, Fairfield, SC.

    5. Martha Savilla Jeffares (1869-1908)
      "Mattie" 1892 married Edward (Ned) Tapley Taylor (1870-1935) -- son of Edward Miles Tapley Taylor and Charlotte Poole
      "(4 girls, 1 boy)".

      1900 Fairfield South Carolina
      M T Taylor    30 SC SC SC
      Mattie Taylor 29 SC SC SC
      Lottie Taylor  6 SC SC SC
      Mary I Taylor  2 SC SC SC
      
      1910 Fairfield South Carolina
      Ned T Taylor   40 SC SC SC widower farmer
      Bessie Taylor  16 SC SC SC daughter
      Caldwell Taylor 5 SC SC SC son
      Hellen Taylor   2 SC SC SC daughter
      Mottie Poole   77 SC SC SC aunt
      

      Children (see this):

      1. Sarah Taylor (1901-1982 )
        m. Frank Charles Strauss

      2. Mary Elizabeth Taylor (Pattie) (1894-
        m. 1916 Lawrence D. Frick

        1920 Richland South Carolina, Blythewood
        Lawrence Frick       27 SC SC SC farmer
        Pattie Frick         26 SC SC SC
        Macie Mely Frick 2 2/12 SC SC SC
        
        1930 Richland South Carolina, Holly Grove
        Lawrence D Frick    37 SC SC SC farmer
        Pattie E Frick      36 SC SC SC
        Masie C Frick       12 SC SC SC
        Isabel F Frick       9 SC SC SC
        Elizabeth L Frick    7 SC SC SC
        William E Frick 3 8/12 SC SC SC
        Ned T Taylor        60 SC SC SC father-in-law
        

      3. Charlotte Caroline Taylor (1895-1900)

      4. John Caldwell Taylor (Jack) (1905- )
        m Bessie Jennings

        1920 Fairfield South Carolina
        Edward M Taylor  77 SC SC SC
        Sarah Sam Taylor 38 SC SC SC
        Isabel Taylor    34 SC SC SC
        Jack Taylor      15 SC SC SC  grandson
        Helen Taylor     11 SC SC SC  granddaughter
        Rebecca Chappel  25 SC SC SC
        Gertrude Edwards 60 SC SC SC
        
        1930 Mercer West Virginia, Bluefield
        Jack C Taylor     25 SC SC SC car inspector Railroad
        Bessie Taylor     24 VA VA VA
        Eugene Taylor 3 4/12 WV SC VA
        Betty Taylor    3/12 WV SC VA
        

      5. James Eugene Taylor
        (died in infancy)

      6. Helen McDonald Taylor (1908-
        m Archie S. Thorpe Sr. (lodger, SC SC SC,shipping clerk, paper co, Richland County SC, Columbia, 1930)
        with grandfather Edward M Taylor and brother Jack on 1920 Fairfield census above

        1930 Richland South Carolina, Columbia
        William Barnwell  68 SC SC SC president bank
        Maurie T Barnwell 53 SC SC SC
        Isabelle F Taylor 55 SC SC SC sister-in-law train. nurse hospital
        Helen M Taylor    21 SC SC SC niece
        

    6. John Wylie Jeffares (1871-1906)
      "...was thrown by a mule, died from the injury".
      Shown on the 1880 Fairfield census with his father age 8;
      Shown on the 1900 census as "John W Jeffares" a teacher age 31.

    7. Samuel Jeffares (bc 1875- )
      "...died single".
      On the 1880 census as age 5; 1900 as age 26 and 1910 as age 36 -- all with father Henry.

    Jeffares' Family Burying Grounds

    2 1/2 miles east of US Highway #215 on country road leading from Faucette Store to John S. Stones plantation
    by Mrs. H. B. Wright, Richard Winn Chapter, DAR
    Epitaphs of the Fairfield County, South Carolina Cemeteries [unknown date, possibly 1929]
    compiled by members of the Richard Winn Chapter
    transcribed by Dena W. for Fairfield County, South Carolina Genealogy Trails

    1. Henry C., son of Henry & E. Jeffares, Jul. 11, 1864--Dec. 31, 1900.
    2. Wm. Bennett Jeffares, Jun. 12, 1865--Jul. 1, 1932.
    3. Robert Rainey Jeffares, Jun. 30, 1862--Jul. 10, 1914.
      Infant of H. & E. Jeffares
    4. Sarah R. Coleman, wife of Jesse W. Gladden, Mar. 25, 1835--Feb. 20, 1900.
      Go & dwell with Him above. Happy in the Savior's love.
    5. Jeffie W. Gladden, Sep. 7, 1827--Nov. 4, 1873.
    6. Savilla M. Coleman, Mar. 16, 1833--Aug. 4, 1888.
    7. Sallie B., wife of Wiley Coleman, died Jul. 19, 1855. Age 56 years.
    8. Wiley Coleman, died Mar. 26, 1860. Age 65 years.
    9. Wylie Gladden, Aug. 3, 1857--Jul. 1, 1865.
    10. Henry Jeffares, Sep. 15, 1835--Feb. 26, 1914.
      A Confederate Soldier, Co. B. 17th Regt. SCV CSA 1861-1865.
    11. Elishia Coleman Jeffares, wife of Henry Jeffares, Aug. 11, 1837--Jan. 21, 1914.

    Henry was a veteran of the Civil War having served as a private in the 17th SC Infantry -- Company B. This company - named Lyle's Rifles was formed in Fairfield County SC. This unit was engaged in the defense of Charleston, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg (aka Antietam, see location map at Burnside's Bridge) and Petersburg(See 17th SC Infantry site. He is shown as paroled at Appomattox (date shown should be 1865 not 1864). He is mentioned in one of Bennett Rainey's letters below.

    Company B (Lyle's Rifles of te 7th SC was commanded by:

    Coleman, W., Preston, Captain , wounded 2nd Manassas DOW 1/31/1863
      son of Henry Jonathan Coleman (1793-1861)

    and had the following Coleman soldiers:


    Coleman, B. Franklin, 1st Lieut., DOD 10/28/1862
      son of Henry Jonathan Coleman (1793-1861)
    Coleman, John A. F., 1st Lieut., paroled 4/9/1864 Appomattox
    Coleman, A.G., Private, killed by sharpshooters in Petersburg trenches 7/8/1864
      son of Henry Jonathan Coleman (1793-1861)
    Coleman, G.W., Sergeant
    Coleman, George W., Sergeant
    Coleman, H.A., Private
    Coleman, H.J., Private
    Coleman, H.S., Private
    Coleman, Henry J., Private, wounded severely 12/14/1862, Kinston Bridge NC
    Coleman, J.T., Private
    Coleman, Jacob Feaster, Private, DOD 5/20/1864 Wilmington NC
      son of Henry Jonathan Coleman (1793-1861)
    Coleman, R.C., 3rd Sergeant, DOD Church Flats SC
    Coleman, Robert C., Private, 7/30/1864 Crater
    Coleman, R.L., Private
    Coleman, R.W., Sergant

  7. Bennett Rainey Jeffares (1837-1866)


    Bennett Rainey Jeffares circa 1862
    Ambrotype 2-1/2" wide by 3" tall
    (Click here for the full size image)
    Bennett Rainey Jeffares (pictured to the left) was the youngest son (7th child) of Henry Jeffares and Elizabeth Rainey. He married Parazade Cochran on 1/20/1861.

    Parazade Cochran was the daughter of John Cochran (1801 GA-1882 DeKalb GA) and Julia Sims (1807-1885) daughter of Wiley Sims (1760 NC- ) and Mary Polly Hartsfield (1774- ).

    John Cochran (pictured to the right) was the son of Samuel Cochran, Jr (1772-1850) and Rhonda Scoggins of of Oglethorpe County Georgia. Samuel, Jr was the son of Samuel Cochran of Campbell County VA.

    John Cochran, brother Seaborn and sister Polly (married John Hardeman) all moved from Oglethorpe County Georgia to DeKalb County Georgia. The house John Cochran built still stands on Tucker Chamblee Road in DeKalb County Georgia. (see photos below)

    John Cochran (1801 GA-1882 DeKalb GA)

    Bennett Rainey and Parazade Cochran's first child, Bennett Wiley Thomas Jeffares (1862-1943) was born in 1862 before father Bennett Rainey left for the war. Their second son John H. Warner Jeffares (1867-1903) was born after Bennett Rainey died.

    Bennett Rainey
    Jeffares
    Born Mar 6 1837
    Died Dec 20 1866
    38th GA Infantry
    Parazade
    Baxter
    Mother of
    B.W.T. Jeffares
    Born Jan 21 1841
    Died Sep 29 1917
    Burial: Cochran Family Cemetery
    Tucker DeKalb County Georgia, USA
    Created by: Paul K. Graham Record added: Feb 03, 2010
    Find A Grave Memorial# 47663484

    1870 DeKalb Georgia Census, Browning
    John Cochran     68 GA GA GA farmer $1000 425
    Julia Cochran    62 GA GA GA
    Sarah B Cochran  40 GA GA GA
    Julia A Cochran  26 GA GA GA
    Parizade Jeffers 29 GA GA GA
    [wife of Bennett Rainey Jeffares deceased]
    Bennet W Jeffers  7 GA GA GA
    John H Jeffers    3 GA GA GA
    (see Goza data below
    
    1880 DeKalb Georgia Census, Browning
    John Cochran         78 GA GA GA
    Julia Cochran        72 GA GA GA
    Almeda Cochran       36 GA GA GA
    Parisade R. Jeffares 39 GA GA GA
    Bennett W. Jeffares  17 GA GA GA
    John H. W. Jeffares  13 GA GA GA
    
    1900 DeKalb Georgia Census, Browning
    John Baxter       69 SC Ireland Ireland
    Parisade H Baxter 59
      married 13 years
      2 children 2 surviving
    Sarah A Cain      70
    
    "Gallant" John Baxter was Bennett Rainey's
    Lieutenant in the 38th GA Infantry and
    the Baxter family lived only a few hundred
    yards north of the Cochran farm. His 1900
    pension application says he was indigent;
    in poor health (rheumatism); and unable to
    work. Sam Cochran says:"...he has but one
    mule...was captured in 1863. He made a good
    soldier. He stayed in prison till the end of
    the war". He says he: "... has a wife and
    sister. Supported from proceeds of the place.
    Wife has the place."
    

    Bennet N Jeffares   37 GA GA GA farmer
    [reads "Bennet W. T.";
     indexed incorrectly as "Bennet N Jeffares"]
    Mary J Jeffares     34 GA GA GA
                        married 16 years
                        6 children 6 surviving
    Carl C Jeffares     15 GA GA GA
    Clarence E Jeffares 13 GA GA GA
    Josie I Jeffares    10 GA GA GA
    Parisade S Jeffares  8 GA GA GA
    Margaret P Jeffares  5 GA GA GA
    Sarah R Jeffares     2 GA GA GA
    Hugh Morgan         24 AL GA GA boarder
    
    1910 DeKalb Georgia Census, Browning
    John Barter       70 GA SC SC farmer
    Parasade H Barter 60 GA GA GA
    Mahuld H Roos     60 SC SC Ireland sister
    Sarah W Cain      80 GA GA GA sister-in-law
    
    Bennett W Jeffares   47 GA GA GA  farmer
    Mary J Jeffares      46 GA GA GA
    Syma P Jeffares      17 GA GA GA  [Syms]
    Margarett P Jeffares 15 GA GA GA
    Sarian R Jeffares    12 GA GA GA {Sarah]
    Bennett W Jeffares    9 GA GA GA
    Berthe Jeffares       6 GA GA GA [Berta Lee]
    Hansel B Jeffares     3 GA GA GA
    
    1920 Floyd Texas, Floydale
    Wylie T Jeffares   57 GA GA GA  farmer
    Mary J Jeffares    53 GA GA GA
    Berta L Jeffares   15 GA GA GA
    Hansell B Jeffares 13 GA GA GA
    
    1930 DeKalb Georgia, Browning's
    Bennett W Jefferson 67 GA GA GA  farmer
    Mary J Jefferson    64 GA GA GA
    Hansel B Jefferson  27 GA GA GA auto mechanic
    

    Bennett Rainey Jeffares enlisted as a private in Company D McCullough Rifles 38th Georgia Regiment on May 12, 1862. Six weeks later at the first engagement of the regiment, Bennett Rainey was wounded in the leg and disabled. The Henderson Roster shows the wound occurring at Cold Harbor on June 27, 1862. Confederate military history places Gordon's 38th at the Battle of the Seven Days (June 26 through July 1, 1862). This Battle is actually a sequence of engagements beginning with Mechanicsville (June 26), Gaines's Mill (June 27), Frayser Farm (June 30) and the Battle for Malvern Hill (July 1). The end result of the Seven Days was to have prevented and discouraged McClellen's Union army to attempt to take Richmond. Gaines Mill specifically was a Lee victory at a cost of 8,000 Confederate casualties on June 27, 1862. The Federal suffered only 4,000 casualties that day, but Gaines Mill is considered Lee's first major victory.

    The more famous battle of Cold Harbor occurred June 3, 1864, on the same fields two years later. Bennett Rainey was wounded in the Gaines Mill engagement, though listed as the nearby Cold Harbor. Gaines Mill and Cold Harbor are only one mile apart, both lying about 10 miles east of Richmond, Virginia.

    Bennett Rainey was housed in the Chimborazo Hospital #3 during his recuperation and then transferred to the hospital in Stone Mountain Georgia near the family. After eighteen month recuperating at home, Bennett Rainey Jeffares was assigned to ambulance and nurse detail. The ambulance referred to was just a wagon with a team of mules which carried wounded to the rear during battle.

    After the fall of Petersburg, Bennett was captured with the wagon trains by Union forces on April 6, 1865 at Farmville VA. Robert E. Lee's Confederate army was retreating from Richmond and would surrender three days later at Appomattox. He was released as a prisoner of war from Newport News a few weeks later. He returned home after being released and died within a year from tuberculosis.

    Compiled Military Service Record B.R. Jeffares Company D, 38th Georgia Infantry:

    • B.R.Jeffares, Private, Co. D., 38 Reg't. Georgia Infantry, Company Muster Roll May 1 to Oct 31 1862, Enlisted May 15 1862, Savannah, by Capt. Rankin, 3 Years or the war. Last Paid by Wm. H. Jernigan May 31 1862. Absent. Wounded at Richmond. Absent on furlough.
    • B.R.Jeffares, Private, Co. D., 38 Reg't. Georgia Infantry, Company Muster Roll Nov-Dec 1862, Enlisted May 15 1862, Savannah, by Capt. Rankin, 3 Years or the war. Last Paid by Wm. H. Jernigan May 31 1862. Absent. Absent at home on furlough wounded.
    • B.R.Jeffares, Private, Co. D., 38 Reg't. Georgia Infantry, Company Muster Roll Jan-Feb 18632, Enlisted May 1 1862, Savannah, by Capt. Rankin, 3 Years. Last Paid by Wm. H. Jernigan Dec 31 1862. Absent. Absent at home on furlough wounded.
    • B.R.Jeffares, Private, Co. D., 38 Reg't. Georgia Infantry, Company Muster Roll Jan-Feb 1863, Enlisted May 1 1862, Savannah, by Capt. Rankin, 3 Years or the war. Absent. Absent at home on furlough wounded.
    • B.R.Jeffares, Private, Co. D., 38 Reg't. Georgia Infantry, Company Muster Roll May-Jun 1863, Enlisted May 12 1862, Savannah, by Capt. Rankin, 3 Years or the war. Absent. Absent at home on furlough wounded.
    • B.R.Jeffares, Private, Co. D., 38 Reg't. Georgia Infantry, Company Muster Roll Jul-Aug 1863, Enlisted May 12 1862, Savannah, by Capt. Rankin, 3 Years or the war. Absent. Absent at home on furlough wounded.
    • B.R.Jeffares, Private, Co. D., 38 Reg't. Georgia Infantry, Company Muster Roll Seo-Oct 1863, Enlisted May 12 1862, Savannah, by Capt. Rankin, 3 Years or the war. Absent. Absent at home on furlough wounded.
    • B.R.Jeffares, Private, Co. D., 38 Reg't. Georgia Infantry, Company Muster Roll Nov-Dec 1863, Enlisted May 12 1862, Savannah, by Capt. Rankin, 3 Years or the war. Absent. Absent at home on furlough wounded.
    • B.R.Jeffares, Private, Co. D., 38 Reg't. Georgia Infantry, Company Muster Roll Jan 1-Sep 1 1864, Enlisted May 12 1862, Savannah, by Capt. Rankin, 3 Years or the war. Absent. Absent In hospital sick.
    • B.R.Jeffares, Private, Co. D., 38 Reg't. Georgia Infantry, Company Muster Roll May 1-Aug 1 1864, Enlisted May 12 1862, Savannah, by Capt. Rankin, 3 Years or the war. Present
    • B.R.Jeffares, Private, Co. D., 38 Reg't. Georgia Infantry, Regimental Return May 1862, Enlisted May 15 1862, Savannah, Recruit
    • B.R.Jeffares, Private, Co. D., 38 Reg't. Georgia Infantry, Oath of Allegiance subscribed and sworn June 16 1865. Residence: DeKalb Co. GA.. Complexion: fair; hair: light, eyes: blue; height: 6'3". Captured Farmville April 6 1865.
    • B.R.Jeffares, Private, Co. D., 38 Reg't. Georgia Infantry, Roll of Prisoners of War at Newport News. Captured High Bridge April 6 1865
    • B.R.Jeffares, Private, Co. D., 38 Reg't. Georgia Infantry, Register Period of Service: May 1 1863 June 20 1863. Paid Aug 8 1863. B.F. Bomer $22.00
    • B.R.Jeffares, Private, Co. D., 38 Reg't. Georgia Infantry, Register Period of Service: Mar 1 1863 Apr. 30 1863. Paid June 6 1863. B.F. Bomer $22.00
    • B.R.Jeffares, Private, Co. D., 38 Reg't. Georgia Infantry, Register Period of Service: May 12 1862 Nov 1 1862. Paid Feb 3 1863. H.F. Massengale $61.96
    • B.R.Jeffares, Private, Co. D., 38 Reg't. Georgia Infantry, Register Period of Service: Sep 1 1863 Feb 29 1864. Paid March 1 1864. A.B. Ragan $66.00
    • B.R.Jeffares, Private, Co. D., 38 Reg't. Georgia Infantry, Register Period of Service: Jul 1 1863 - Aug 31 1863. Paid Sep 9 1863. B.F. Bomar $22.00
    • B.R.Jeffares, Private, Co. D., 38 Reg't. Georgia Infantry, Register of Chimboazo Hospital No. 3, Richmond Virginia. Admitted July 1862, furloughed July 18, 1862, Report to Regimental Hospital at Stomne Mountian, GA.


    Front Row: Josephine Bankston, Bennett Wiley Thomas Jeffares. Back Row: Clarence Hansel Jeffares Berta Lee Jeffares. Photo from 1919.


    Front Yard Jeffares Home

    1st l-r: Sara Nash, Grandpa Jeffares, holding Helen Nash, Zadie Nash (w/eye covered)*, Grandma Jeffares, holding Carl G., David Hilley [Mother: Aunt Hilley - Irene]
    2nd l-r: Jack Hilley [Mother: Irene], James Nash, Doris Cofer [Mother: Pearl Jeffares Cofer], Thelma Cofer [Mother: Pearl], Martha Nash, Junior Cofer [Mother: Aunt Pete - Pearl Jeffares]
    Photo from 1928


    The John Cochran/Parazade Cochran/Bennett Wiley Thomas Jeffares Home -- 1898
    Left to Right: Mandy Baxter Chestnut (granddaughter of John Cochran), Mattie Cochran Jacobs (daughter of Samuel Wiley Cochran), Carl Jeffares (standing in the back), Margaret Cochran (wife of Samuel Wiley Cochran) Huldy Baxter Ross (grandaughter of John Cochran), Sarah Ann Cochran Cain, Garnett Baxter, Parazade Cochran Jeffares Baxter (mother of Bennett Wiley Thomas Jeffares), John Baxter (2nd husband of Parazade Cochran).


    Jeffares/Cochran Family circa 1908
    Front Row: Bennett Rainey Jeffares, Garnet Baxter, Irene Jeffares (behind Garnet), John M. Baxter, Josie (Bankston) Jeffares (holding Hansel), Berta Lee Jeffares, Parazade (Cochran Jeffares) Baxter, John Baxter, Jeff ? Back Row: Aunt Mollie Harris (cousin of Jeffares from Texas), Carl Jeffares, Emma Baxter, Huldy (Baxter) Ross, Symes Jeffares

    Children of Bennett Rainey Jeffares and Parazade Cochran:

    1. Bennett Wiley Thomas (1862 DeKalb GA- )
      Married Mary Josephine Bankston (1866-1960) Died 1943.


      l-r: Obra Ray, Clarence Jeffares, Carl Jeffares, Cosby Cook, Fannie Hulman, Symes Jeffares, Iver Roper, Irene Jeffares

      Children of Bennett Wiley Thomas Jeffares and Josephine Bankston:

      1. Carl C. Jeffares (1884-1919)
        See 1900 DeKalb Census with father Bennett Wiley Jeffares

        1910 Fulton Georgia Census, Atlanta Ward 4
         William S Roberts   62
         Mary J Roberts      56
         Eula L Roberts      21
         William T Roberts   34
         Daisy B Roberts     29
        Carl C Joffine      25  boarder GA GA GA Perscription Clerk Drug Srore
         Fred Bragman        25
         Georgia Bragman     20
         Frederick Bragman 5/12
        

      2. Clarence E. Jeffares (1887-1949)
        m. Eunice Andrews

        See 1900 DeKalb Census with father Bennett Wiley Jeffares

        1910 Fulton Georgia Census, Atlanta Ward 1
        David W Hilley    54
        Emma A Hilley     53
        Edgar B Hilley    22
        Pharr Hilley      21
        Irene Hilley      21
        Graves Hilley     17
        Emma Hilley       15
        Myrtle Hilley     26
        Maud Tatam         8
        Clarence Jeffries 23 GA GA GA boarder Druggist
        John D Smith      35
        Emmet Whitaker    23
        
        1920 DeKalb Georgia Census, Decatur
        Clarence E Jeffares 32 GA GA GA druggist drug company
        Eunice J Jeffares   27 GA GA GA
        Carol V Jeffares     7 GA GA GA
        Howard T Andrews    24 GA GA GA brother-in-law dentist
        Hylsey J Andrews    22 GA GA GA brother-in-law stock clerk drug company
        
        1930 DeKalb Georgia Census, Decatur
        Clarence Jeffares 43 GA GA GA proprietor drug stroe
        Eunice Jeffares   34 GA GA GA
        Carol Jeffares    17 GA GA GA
        Billy Jeffares    10 GA GA GA
        John H Andrews    30 GA GA GA brother-in-law salesman
        

      3. Irene Jeffares (1889-1973)
        See 1900 DeKalb Census with father Bennett Wiley Jeffares

        1910 Fulton Georgia Census, Atlanta Ward 1
        David W Hilley    54
        Emma A Hilley     53
        Edgar B Hilley    22
        Pharr Hilley      21 GA GA GA son barber
        Irene Hilley      21 GA GA GA daughter-in-law
        Graves Hilley     17
        Emma Hilley       15
        Myrtle Hilley     26
        Maud Tatam         8
        Clarence Jeffries 23
        John D Smith      35
        Emmet Whitaker    23
        
        1920 Clarke Georgia Census, Athens
        Melmon P Hilley 30 GA GA GA barber
        Isaure Hilley   30 GA GA GA
        Mary E Hilley    5 GA GA GA
        Melania Hilley   2 GA GA GA
        
        1930 Greenville South Carolina, Greenville
        Melman P Hilley      41 GA GA GA operator beauty parolor
        Nena J Hilley        40 GA GA GA
        Marye E Hilley       16 GA GA GA
        Malman P Hilley      13 GA GA GA
        David A Hilley  4 11/12 GA GA GA
        

      4. Syms Jeffares (1892-1914)
        See 1900 DeKalb Census with father Bennett Wiley Jeffares
        See 1910 DeKalb Census with father Bennett Wiley Jeffares

      5. Margret Pearl Jeffares (1894-1979)
        See 1910 DeKalb Census with father Bennett Wiley Jeffares
        See 1900 DeKalb Census with father Bennett Wiley Jeffares

        1920 DeKalb Georgia Census, Brownings
        J W Cofer        27 GA GA GA mechanic auto garage
        Pearl Cofer      25 GA GA GA
        Thelma Cofer      6 GA GA GA
        Dorris Cofer 4 6/12 GA GA GA
        Junior Cofer 1 4/12 GA GA GA
        
        1930 Fulton Georgia Census, Atlanta
        John Cofer   37 GA GA GA mechanic automobile
        Pearl Cofer  35 GA GA GA
        Thelma Cofer 16 GA GA GA file clerk Telegraph Co.
        Doris Cofer  14 GA GA GA
        John W Cofer 11 GA GA GA
        Mary Hill    31 GA GA GA boarder stenographer Railroad
        

      6. Sara Ruth Jeffares (1897-1999)

        Sara Ruth Jeffares Samuel and Claude Nash Wedding 1915

        m Samuel Claude Nash son of Isaiah Parker Mayfield Nash (1860- ) and Martha Angeline Weed; grandson of Larkin Nash (1806-1882) and Nancy Parker (1830-1916)
        See 1900 DeKalb Census with father Bennett Wiley Jeffares
        See 1910 DeKalb Census with father Bennett Wiley Jeffares

        1920 DeKalb Georgia Census, Brownings
        S C Nash         28 GA GA GA farmer
        Sara R Nash      23 GA GA GA
        James C Nash 2 7/12 GA GA GA
        Martha J Nash  5/12 GA GA GA
        
        1930 DeKalb Georgia Census, Brownings
        Claud S Nash      40 GA GA GA farmer
        Sarah R Nash      32 GA GA GA
        James S Nash      12 GA GA GA
        Martha J Nash     10 GA GA GA
        Sarah B Nash       8 GA GA GA
        Zadie P Nash       6 GA GA GA
        Hellen M Nash 3 9/12 GA GA GA
        Nell L Nash     9/12 GA GA GA
        

      7. Bennett Warner Jeffares (1900-1919)


        See 1910 DeKalb Census with father Bennett Wiley Jeffares

      8. Berta Lee Jeffares (1904- )
        See 1910 DeKalb Census with father Bennett Wiley Jeffares
        See 1920 Floyd Texas Census with father Bennett Wiley Jeffares

      9. Hansell Jeffares (1907- 1984)
        See 1910 DeKalb Census with father Bennett Wiley Jeffares
        See 1920 Floyd Texas Census with father Bennett Wiley Jeffares
        See 1930 DeKalb Georgia Census with father Bennett Wiley Jeffares

    2. John H. Warner Jeffares (1867-1903)
      Married Mattie F. ? (1872-1898) (see this).
      See 1870 and 1880 censuses with grandfather John Cochran.
      Born in DeKab county GA died in a railroad accident in Heflin Alabama in 1903.


Appendices

1.0 Soldier Sons of Henry Harvey Jeffares and Their Letters Home:

1. John E. Jeffares Sergeant 36th Georgia Infantry, killed at the Battle of Atlanta 1864.
2. Henry Jeffares, 17th South Carolina Infantry, surrendered at Appomatox
3. Bennett Rainey Jeffares, 38th Georgia Infantry, wounded Seven Days VA June 1862, died of tuberculosis 1866

Service records:

Bennett Rainey Jeffares Co. D 38th GA Infantry Regiment
Pvt May 12 1862
wounded in the leg Cold Harbor (Gaines Mill) June 27 1862
The 38th's Capt. Battey's Report and others
Chimbaroza Hospital #3, Richmond VA June-July 1862
returned home on medical furlough to the Confederate Hospital in Stone Mountain GA August 1862
returned to duty Spring 1864 as:
disabled and detailed to ambulance corps
returned to the regiment as a teamster with the ambulance train
Captured Farmville, Va. Apr 6 1865
Released Newport News, Va. June 16 1865
Died of Tuberculosis winter 1866

The 38th Georgia was part of the Lawton/Gordon/Evans brigade composed 13th, 26th, 31st, 38th, 60th, 61st regiments and was in 1862 the largest brigade in Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. The brigade participated in every major engagement of Lee's Army. Notable battles were: Sevens Days (June 1862), 2nd Manassas (August 1862), Antietam (or Sharpsburg September 1862 -- the 38th GA had only 123 able soldiers in the field at dawn in Miller's cornfield. By 7 AM, 45 had been killed and 55 wounded -- an astounding 81% casualty rate. This would be the most damaging day of the war to the 38th Georgia regiment), Frederickburg (December 1862), Chancelorsville (May 1863), Gettysburg (July 1863), Wilderness (May 1864), Spotsylvania Courthouse (May 1864), Early' Raid (June and July 1864), Siege of Petersburg (1865), Ft. Steadman (March 1865), and Appomattox Courthouse(April 1865). As part of Stonewall Jackson's corps during 1862 and 1863, the units suffered significant losses at Seven Days, 2nd Manassas, Antietam, and 2nd Manassas. At the surrender in 1865 only 12% of the unit was left and 37% had been killed.

John Edwin Jeffares
5th Sgt Apr 10 1862 3rd Sgt May 16 1863
1st Sgt June 5 1863
Captured Vicksburg, Miss July 7 1863
Paroled July 9 1863
Wounded by cannon Battle of Atlanta July 22 1864
Died of wounds Macon, Ga. Aug 28 1864


Enlisted April 10, 1862
5th sergeant Muster Roll apr Jun 1862
3rd sergeant Muster Roll May Aug 1863
Bounty Pay $50.00 April June 1862
Register of Offiers and Soldiers who were killed in battle or died of wounds or disease, Aug 30 1864, Empire Hospital Vineville GA
Roll of Prisoners of War paroled at Vicksburg Miss. July 9 1863. Captured July surrendered July 4, 1863.
Parol signed by John E Jeffares, orderly Sergt. Company F 36th Ga Vols and Capt and Paroling Officer J Pullen 20th Reg Illinois Vol

The 36th Georgia regiment was part of the Confederate western Army of Tennessee. It was part of Carter Stevenson's Division and part of Alfred Cumming’s brigade composed of the 34th, 36th, 39th, 56th , and 57th GA regiments. The brigade was at Cumberland Gap in 1862, Battle of Champion's Hill (Baker's Creek) in May 1863, the siege and surrender of Vicksburg (June and July 1863), captured and paroled the unit reformed for Missionary Ridge (or Chattanooga, November 1864), Resaca (May 1864), Kennesaw Mountain (specifically Kolb's Farm June 1864), Atlanta Siege and Battles (June and July 1864), Nashville (December 1864), and Bentonville (March 1865). The unit had only 4% of the original soldiers surrender at Bentonville and 22% had been killed.

Henry Jeffares

Company B, 17th South Carolina Infantry (The Tramp Division) . This unit was organized in Charleston, S.C. early in 1862. In the battle of Pocotaligo May 29/1862, John's Island 6/8/1862. Assigned to Evan's Brigade, First Corps Army of Northern VA. Malvern Hill 8/6/1962. Rappahannock Station 8/23/1862. Second Manassas 8/29-8/30 1862 (Chin's Ridge). Boonsboro 9/14/1982. Sharpsburg (Antietam) Sept 17, 1862. Kinston 9/17/1862 Hood's Division, Longstreet's Corps. To South Carolina in the Dept. of N. CAolina and Southern VA. French's Division. To Mississippi 5/25/1863. Lorning's Division. Jackson MS 7/14/1863, Breckenridge's Corps. Savannah Georgia 8/10/1863, Dept. of SC, GA and Fla. Wilmington, NC Third Military District of NC Walker's Brigade, Hoke's Division. 5/1864 Bermuda Hundred Walker's Brigade, Hoke's Division, Beauregard's Command. 5/20/1864 Hewlett's Farm now Elliot's Division. 7/30/1864 The Crater. 8/1864 Petersburg now Wallace's Brigade, Johnson's Division. 3/25/1864 Fort Stedman. 3/29/1864 Battle of Lewis' Farm. Battle of Gravely Run. 4/1/1865 Five Forks. 4/6/1865 Sayler's Creek. 4/9/1865 Appomattox.

Henry was married to Elitia Coleman. There were 16 Coleman men in Company B, 17th SC Infantry. Henry:

Enlisted Dec 14, 1861

Muster Roll Jan Feb 1864 present
Muster Roll Mar and Apr 1864 present
Muster Roll Jul Aug 1864 sick at brigade hospital
Muster Roll Sep Oct 1864 present
Muster Roll Nov Dec 1864 present
Muster Roll Jan Feb 1865 absent sick
Returned to Duty Oct 11 1864
Admitted General Hospital No. 9 Richmond VA, Oct 2 1864
Jackson Hospital chronic diare, Oct 4 1864
Jackson Hospital chronic Diarrhea admitted Oct 4 returned Oct 11 1864
"A.H. Jeffries" admitted Confederate States Hospital , Petersburg, Feb 5 1865
List of paroled soldiers Appomattox Couthouse April 9, 1865, Wallace's Brigade


Bennett Rainey Jeffares
1837-1866
     
"Oh if I could just see you with the natural eye as plain as I imagined I saw you in my sleep last night I thought I had you embraced in my arms but it turned out to be only a dream    when I awoke up I was crying     Zade you must do the best you can     we must live in the hope of seeing each other again ".

B.R.Jeffares, Dec. 3 1864 in Front Royal, Virginia, to wife Parazade Cochran Jeffares
 

   


The following six letters were written during the American Civil War by half brothers John Edwin and Bennett Rainey Jeffares.

  1. John E. Jeffares (36th Georgia Infantry -- Confederate Army of Tennessee)Letter from Vicksburg MS

    1863 would bring the 36th GA its first significant taste of battle. The strategic situation in the West was becoming a purely defensive action for the Confederates. After the devastating loss at Baker's Creek, Union commander Grant began to attempt to encircle the Confederate army at Vicksburg -- the strongest Confederate position on the Mississippi.

    Waiting inside Vicksburg, Sgt. John Edwin Jeffares (36th GA) writes:

    Vicksburg
    April 5, 1863

    Mrs. J. E. Jeffares
    Wife.
    Affectionate wife & children

    Through kind providence, I am once more permitted to send you a few lines which leaves me well enough. I suppose for business, but not as well as I could wish to be, though I've no room to complain and hope that these will find you and all the relatives are in the enjoyment of good health. There is ---- news of interest in camp only that we have moved about three miles above town. We moved Friday the 8th --- & I can't see that we have bettered ourselves, only the water is plentiful & perhaps a little better, but great room to mend, yet wood is still scarce, but we are away from town and perhaps will not have so much guarding to do. The day before we moved we got orders to pack up our supplies, clothing and to carry then into town for the purpose of expressing them to Decatur, which we did. I put on my overshirt, 2 old shirts, 2 uniform coats,1 pair drawers, 1 pair gloves and my neck comfort we tied round the bundles & my name written on a piece of paper & sewed in the bundle all weighing 12 pounds in a large square box. We have received our clothing that the Georgia legislature made us a present of: 1 hat, coat, pants, shirt, drawers, socks & shoes -- all of very coarse material and I think will last well. I like my suit first rate. The shoes are cloth tops with a little strip of leather on the toe. The heels and soles are first rate leather, the very idea for summer wearing. All the fault I find there are no pockets in the shirts, but in one coat & that is in the inside. I thought I had better keep my overcoat, as I want to save all I can. I'd hate to leave it when I left here but there is no telling when that will be. There is no prospect of it at present as there was when we first came here & so little prospect of me getting a furlough to go home. Sergeant Mosley has another furlough to go home again on a sick furlough of 30 days. He is the one that prevented me from going home from Tullahoma, Tenn. He will be bearer of this to Decatur. I started you and Bro. Bennett a letter by Mr. C. H. Gay, but suppose he has not gone yet, but when he does, he will carry it through.

    Give my regards to all the connections. Kiss all the little children for me, & let this be in answer to you all. No more at present, but I remain your affectionate Husband and father till death.

    John E. Jeffares

    In the letter, Sgt. Mosely carries this letter back to Georgia. He was John Jeffares superior. Mosely was 4th Sergeant and Jeffares was 5th Sgt at the time. Mosely never returned to action and Jeffares was promoted to 3rd, then 1st Sgt before the fall of Vicksburg on July 4, 1863.


  2. John E. Jeffares (36th Georgia Infantry -- Confederate Army of Tennessee) letter after the Battle of Missionary Ridge 1863

    Stevenson’s division was assigned initially to the western part of the Confederate line atop Lookout Mountain. Union Gen. Hooker’s attack on the 24th of November drove Stevenson’s division off Lookout Mountain. The division was then reassigned to the far right of the Confederate line atop Missionary Ridge. From Ringold, Georgia, Sgt. John Edwin Jeffares (36th GA) recalls the battle of Missionary Ridge:

    camp near Dalton, Ga.
    Dec. 2nd, 1863

    To Mrs. Sarah Ann Jeffares
    Beloved family, It is with great pleasure that I attempt to drop you a few lines which leaves me well and all setting up with the exception of the smoke in my eyes. It seems that the smoke will put them out in spite of all that I can do, and I am truly hopeful that these lines may reach you safe & find you & all the relatives & friends in the enjoyment of the best of health. Yours of the 13th came to hand & I was rejoiced to learn that you was well. You stated that you had got your corn gathered and had ten loads to your share. In your previous that the Marion field made ten loads. You surely have made a mistake. The other field surely made more than the rent. You also stated that you had not brought a horse yet. You need not be in a hurry about a horse if you can get your wheat sowed. You never said where you was going to sow wheat at. Well I suppose in reason that you - - - on my account since the battle of 25th Nov. Thank God I came through safe with the exception of fatigue -- probably run down. Our regiment kept running backward and forward all day till late in the evening. When -- led into action and ordered to charge over our breastworks which we did and routed the enemy and throwed them into utter confusion and disorder down the hill. We went after them pell mell. Such a slaughter I have never seen. The Yankees fell thick before us. We run them through a twenty acre field here. We done them so much damage - But in getting back to our breastworks is where they played ill with us. We lost 1500 killed, wounded and taken prisoner in all. But I don't suppose we lost more than 60 or 70 killed and probably 100 wounded and one taken prisoner on the right where we was engaged & that one was Thomas Talton. Of our co., we had none killed, 4 wounded in our co. Their names are Thomas Talton in the left leg, flesh wound. Wm. M Sprewell, one finger shot off the left hand. Newton Henderson on the right arm with a stone thrown by a bursting shell. He was not bad hurt. We lost but one man killed in the regiment and about ? wounded. We held our ground in spite of all the Vandal hordes. We fought the same Yankees we did at Baker Creek. But we ? Pemberton to shell us out but we had A. Hardee to instruct us how to shell them out. I ? Yanks knows this time whether we will fight or not. If the center and the left wing had done their part as well as we did ours on the right we could have held Missionary ridge with all ease. But the left wing gave way some time in the evening and the center a little after sundown. If our division had been a half hour sooner we could have saved the center but I don't think it would have done any good after the left had been turned. When the Yanks took the center we front faced and marched till we got clear of the Yankee balls. We then formed the brigade in order & began the retreat. We arrived at Chickmauga about 9 o'clock in the night and lay in camps till three in the morning when we started to the march again & for the first time we drew a days rations of crackers while marching along the road. When we got to the depot, we stayed till a little after sunrise & all of the waste I ever saw in my life it was at Chickamauga depot. Ill venture the assertion that there was 2 or 3 thousand bushels of corn lying on the ground exposed to the weather and the stock and anything else calculated to destroy it. Besides the meal & bread & bacon. However, the ra? of bacon was not so heavy as that in ? ? but the crackers was in abundance & the boys mad a good use of the opportunity they had for themselves & it is a fine thing they did for we got no more till Saturday when we arrived at this town. The march was very fatiguing & slow especially of nights & we had to carry what cooking vessels we had with us. I tell you it nearly wore us all out, though we did not have very much cooking vessels to carry. I believe we got an oven and a boiler in the company. We have moved once since we stopped here. How long we will stay here I am not able to inform you, but I suppose we will stay here till Longstreet gets out from Knoxville, then perhaps we will fall back to Resaca. The most of our troops have gone there. Ours and Stuarts, Cheathams & Hindman's divisions are kept here to keep the way open from Knoxville here. I understand old Longstreet is wild with Burnsides, ducks ? wish he would make haste & fall back & let us all have another chance at the Yanks. I cant say that I am anxious for a fight though, but I don’t want some to do all the fighting and others none. If we was all together I think we could fan out Ole Abe's boys like a flash. I began to think we will have to end this thing by fighting & the sooner the better to my notion, & if we have to fight it out, let us spare no more time than we can help, for God knows how I am sick & tired of it. Oh how I long for the restoration of peace ? ? but God will be done & may we all as well take it fair & easy as any other way. So I ? ? ? to his will.

    Dr. Robinson starts for home this evening too early for him to carry this out for me but I am too late in consequence of having so much to do. I am run off my feet every day. I have no chance to nothing for myself not even wash a garment of clothes. I have to make out from 8 to 10 reports daily beside all the detailing. Some days I have to detail every man that is able for duty twice, so what with reporting and detailing it keeps me busy as well as ? company. The health of the company is very feeble at present. We report 10 out of 59 & daily increasing


    The attack described by Edwin Jeffares makes no mention of the strategic nature of the position held by the 36th GA at Missionary Ridge. In Confederate Military History, Gen. Cleburne credits Cumming’s brigade with holding off the attack of Sherman at the railroad tunnel at the northern end of Missionary Ridge:

    ...Brigadier General Cummings now reported to me with the remainder of his brigade and was posted in the rear of the threatened point. A charge being suggested Brigadier General Cumming gallantly proposed to lead it with two of his regiments. I immediately consented and directed General Cumming to prepare for the charge and went to see that a simultaneous charge was made on the enemy’s right flank...In the meantime General Cumming having placed the Fifty-sixth Georgia in line for the charge and supported it by placing the Thirty-sixth Georgia ten paces in the rear, moved forward to the charge; twice he was checked and had to reform. (Confederate Military History, Georgia pp.269-70).


  3. Bennett Rainey Jeffares (38th Georgia Infantry -- Confederate Army of Northern Virginia) Letter after the battle of the Wilderness 1864

    The following letter was written late in the war after the battles of the Wilderness (May 5-6, 1864) and Spotsylvania (May 12-20th) in Virginia. Companies A and D of the 38th Georgia had 7 wounded, 2 killed and 1 captured at the Wilderness and 2 wounded, one killed and seven captured at Spotsylvania. Bennett Rainey Jeffares was stationed at the Lynchburg Hospital and received a letter from Ed Leavell written on May 17 (just after the May battles):

    Lynchburg Va
    May the 22nd 1864

    Mrs. P.R.H. Jeffares

    Dear Zade I seat myself to write you a few lines which leave me well & so hope those lines may find you all in good health, also the connection & friends as well      I haven't much news to write you     I got a letter from Ed day before yesterday which was written the 17th      they was still in the battle line in their ditches     they had been in three regular engagements & several skirmishes      Ed & Sam had come through safe up till that time also George Baxter had come through safe but he was almost give out     so Ed said I will give you the names of the killed and wounded in our co(mpany) Sally Smith & Press Lanier and 8 wounded, Lt. Wells in the rist S.G. Harris in the hip Bill Singleton and James Singleton both in the left hand R.M. Simpson in the arm J.A. Lafoy in the rist ...

    & how your garden looks & the Irish Potataoes & the stock & all the news in general     Zade I spend lots of time a looking at your likeness I wouldnt begrudgy twenty dollars if I had yours & that sweet boys taken together      I have dreamt of you both several times since I left home I can just imagine ... & it looks like I cant do without seeing him & I hope I will get to see you all again      We must live in the hopes if we die in ... I haven't drawn but $30 yet & that was only one line of my furloughs I could of drawn on all my furloughs but they was paying part in the old issue & i wouldnt have it      you must do the best you can      I will send some home as soon as I can draw more      so I will close for this time      Direct your letters to Pratt Hospital Lynchburg Va in care of Dr Murry      your loving husband till death

    B R Jeffares

    Bennett Rainey Jeffares has clearly been transferred from front line duty to the Hospital staff by the time of this letter. The company referenced was the Company A and D of the 38th Georgia.

    "Sally Smith and Press Lanier" are actually Tilton P. Smith and Pressley Lanier of Company D. Lanier was killed at the battle of Spotsylvania May 12, 1864. Smith was killed at Wilderness May 6 1864.

    "Lt. Wells" is George R. Wells 2nd Lt. of Company D. He was captured at Fischer's Hill September 22, 1864, five months after this letter and was released at the war's end.

    "S.G. Harris" was 3rd Sergeant of Company D who was wounded at Wilderness May 5, 1864.

    "Bill and James Singleton" were William Leonard Singleton and James Madison Singleton of Tucker Georgia. Bill was wounded a second time at Locust Grove, Virginia on May 5 1864. James was wounded at Wilderness May 5, 1864. "R.M. Simpson" was Robert M. Simpson who ultimately died in the Lynchburg Hospital. It is interesting to note that two years earlier Bill, James, R.M. Simpson and Bennett Rainey Jeffares were all four wounded on the same day at Gaines Mill (June 27, 1862). Both the Singleton men survived into the twentieth century.

    "J.A. Lafoy" was John A. Lafoy was wounded at Locust Grove on May 5, 1864. He was reported a deserter in late 1864.

    "George Baxter" was one of three Baxter brothers. Francis Baxter was killed at Sharpsburg (Antietam) in 1862. George was wounded at Wilderness and played out the war as a nurse in Farmville Virginia much as did Bennett Rainey Jeffares. John Baxter -- the oldest brother -- was a 2nd Lieutenant and was captured at Gettysburg in 1863. After Bennett Rainey's death in 1866, Zade (Parazade Cochran Jeffares) married John Baxter (Bennett Rainey's former commanding officer).

    "Ed and Sam" are E.F. Leavell and Sam Cochran. "Sam" was Zade's older brother. Leavell lost an arm at Jack's Shop Virginia in December 1864 and retired from the war effort. Sam surrendered at Appomattox.


  4. From Bennett Rainey Jeffares (38th Georgia Infantry -- Confederate Army of Northern Virginia) to his wife at the close of 1864 from Front Royal VA.

    Field Hospital Dec the 3rd 1864
    Mrs P.R.H. Jeffares

    My Dear & loving wife with the greatest of pleasure I seat myself this morning to pencil you a few lines those lines leave mein torble health hoping those lines may find you & Wiley and the connection in the best of health     Zade I have no news to write you but the time has roled around for me to write to you & I try to write to you every week though I have but very little hope of it getting to your loving hands     but we must keep trying to get letters through for it is all the pleasure that I have on this earth is what few lines I receive from you and my Dear friends & that but few I received a letter from you and Almeda dated the 13th of last month     I have written you 2 or 3 letters since that     Zade am here at this place as a nurs I left my co last Saturday...............Mount Jackson some 15 miles below here & stayed theare until Winsday & all the wounded was moved up here to this place & I came as a nurs     I am assign to duty here until my regular detailed papers and then I may be sent some where esle & I may stay here I cant tell what they will do with me     I dont know one day where I will be the next     I came by my Co wedsday as I came up here they was all in good health they are in a camp 5 miles below here I havent.....in sometime he was nearly well when I heard from him but was barfoted     Zade I believe if new the manager of any Hospital in Georgia & could write to them & get them to send a requisition here for me I could get a transfer to Georgia     if I know where Dr Richardson is & if he is at a hospital I want you to write to him & tell him that I am detailed as a nurs & I want him to make a requisition for me as this climate dont suit me & if you send it to Dr Black or to me in care of Dr Black Field Hospital the Army of Northern Va if Richardson is in charge of Hospital & you know where he is I want you to write to me how to direct letters to him & I will write to him also about it     turn over     Zade JJ Lawhorn got to the co last Sunday     he can tell more about the country & the Yankeys than I have ever heard from thare yet     but he dont bring any good news     Zade you cant imagine how bad it makes me want to come home & how bad I want to see you all when I hear what a condition you are all left in that country     it seems to me that it is more than I can bear to stay away from you & that Dear & Sweet child     Oh if I could just see you with the natural eye as plain as I imagined I saw you in my sleep last night     I thought I had you embraced in my arms but it turned out to be only a dream     when I awoke up I was crying     Zade you must do the best you can     we must live in the hope of seeing each other again     I will close I remain your loving husband until death BR Jeffares to P.R.H.Jeffares

    To J.A. Cochran

    Dear sister I will write you a few lines those lines leave me well hoping they may find you & the connection in good health     Almeda I havent any news to write you I received a few lines from you & Zade wrote the 13th ..... I was glad to recive it     I want you to write often & write long letters & tell Sarah & Emalizer & Mary & Pope to write me     when I write to one it is to all     Meede I dont want you & the Lieut. S.G. to make that old scrape up too soon     I want you to wait a while     I the time will come when I will get home     I would like to be a witness in that scrape     ... me when you write write whether the Yanks carried off Nathan & Lucy or not & write what Papa talks of doing     wheather he aims to stay at home or not     I will close give my love to all the connections & keep a good portion to your self     I remain your brother until Death
    B.R. Jeffares to J.A. Cochran

    The "Papa" is John W Cochran (1801-1882), father of Parazade and husband of Julia Sims Cochran (1807-1885). The Cochran children are:

    "Sarah" is Sarah A. Cochran Cain (1830-1911), Parazade's older sister.

    "Mary" is Mary H. Cochran Gunter (1833-1925), Parazade's older sister.

    "Pope" is P. Emily Cochran Gunter is another of the Cochran sisters.

    "Emiliza" is Emeliza S. Cochran Baxter (1836-1886), Parazade's older sister.

    "J A" and "Meede" is Julia Almedia Cochran (1843-1881), Parazade's younger sister.

    "Wiley" or "the Dear and Sweet" child is Bennett Wylie Thomas Jeffares (1862-1943), oldest son of Bennett and Parazade.

    "J.J. Lawhorn" was also a member of Co D 38th Ga Regiment (B.R. Jeffares' company). He was wounded at Fredericksburg Dec 1862, wounded at Wilderness May 6 1864, wounded at Newtown July 17 1864. Official records show him home wounded on Aug 31 1864 and then show no later records. He obviously returned to Virginia in late 1864 as noted by B.R. Jeffares above.

    "Lucy and Nathan" were the slaves owned by the Cochrans.


  5. An undated letter from late 1864 or early 1865 from Bennett Rainey Jeffares (38th Georgia Infantry -- Confederate Army of Northern Virginia) to Parazade Cochran:

    Mrs. P.R.H. Jeffares

    my Dear wife, it is with pleasure I seat myself this morning to answer your most kind and welcome letter bearing the date of the 13th...to the last night which was thankfully received     I was glad to hear that you and that sweet boy was well and doing as well as you was      Zade ... to write you and it looks like it is hardly worth while for me to write to you don’t get half the letters that I write nor I don't reckon I get half that you write      I haven’t got but one from you since I came to the Co that was written the 7th of last month     I got one from ??? day before yesterday that was wrote to Sam     She stated in it that Pope was enroled again but she did not know whether he would have to go or not      I want you to write if he has to go or not and if he is not gone tell him and ? to all write to me.     I have written 2 or 3 letters to them and haven't received any answers from them yet     Zade you stated in your letter that you wanted to know how my leg had got & it has improved some but not so as I can hold out to march & tote my equip      it pains me right smart at times     I haven't done any duty since I came back to the Co     I have been before the Board for a Detail & they detailed me for teamster in the Brigade & I got my detail this morning but I am ordered to remain with my Co until further orders      I don't know what it was for unless it was on account of not having any vacancies in the brigade     I don't know what they will do with me     they can do as they please & I will do as I can      they cant hinder me from doing as I can     you also stated that you wanted to know whether I had the headache as much as I used to or not      I can inform you that I have suffered less with the headache this summer and fall than I have in five years      My health is toleble good more than my bowels has been deranged at times      you also stated that you wanted to know how i was for clothes      I drawn a pair of pants the other day     my shirt and drawers is tolrble good yet     My old coat is getting the wors of wear but I reckon I can draw one of them short coats when it gives out      I am needing socks and suspenders      I will make out about my back if they will keep my belly full ... furlough that you wanted to see me so bad ... any worse than I do      it seems like some times that I cant stay here any longer but I dont see any chance for me to get off      you stated that if I was there I could join the scouts     if I was thare I believe I would dig me a cave and join it if I couldnt keep out of the war any other way      if I see any chance to come home I will write to you all & you must have me a cave dug      I got a letter from Henry the other day that was wrote the 14      in it he was at Petersburg     he had been sick with Diahareah but he had got nearly well he was going to his Co the next day     he had got a letter from home a few days before and his family was well      I want you to write to me every week & maybe I will get some of them     I want you write to me whether the yankeys has still left your cow or not & what they done with my colt      you stated that Charley Carrol had went off with the Yanks      I think he was pressed to go with them      he will wish he was back with his good maw      I want you to write how many of aunt Rebecars negroes went with the yanks      I heard from Sam a week ago     he had got well or nearly so but he was bearfooted he will not come to the Co until he gets shoes

    I will close      those lines leave me well hoping the same may reach your kind hands in due time & find you & Wiley & the connection in good health      give my love & respects to the connection & friends if any & keep a double portion for you      Kiss Wiley for me     I remain your most affectionate husband until Death

    BR Jeffares

    To his wife PRH Jeffares     tell PHC that I will answer her few lines in a few day but for her to take care & not riffagee off with SG while he is on the scout     I want to be thare to see that match fixed up


  6. Another letter from Bennett Rainey Jeffares (38th Georgia Infantry -- Confederate Army of Northern Virginia) to his wife:

    Camp Ambulance Train Feb the 11th 1865
    Mrs P.R.H. Jeffares

    My Dear & loving wife I this morning seat myself to write you a few lines in answer to your most kind and welcome letter bearing the Date of the 15th & 17th of January which came to my hands last night & was read with much satisfaction     I was so glad to hear from the one that is near & Dear to me     it had been a month since I had got any letter     Zade I was so thankful that you all had a little to eat but am very sorry that I cant help you all any     we have not drawn any money yet nor I cant tell when we will though there is talk of us drawing before many days but if I do there is no chance to send it home from here     I think if you & S.A. Jeffares would bothe write a letter and state all of your conditions & that you need my help to....some way for you all to live and need money and send it to me so as I can show it to the Capt of the train     I believe he would give me a furlough     Zade I glory in your pluck about the way you write about the men that is trying to play out the war     I think if they will give me a furlough & let me come home do what I can to help you all along     I will come back when my time is out turn over     Zade I was sorry to hear Papy loosing part of his meat     it is bad enogh if he had of had plenty but as he only had so little it makes the matter so much wors though     I hope there will be some way provided for them to get plenty     it looks like it is miserble that old people like Papy & mother has to suffer so & be drug from place to place on account of this war     I study about it some times & it seems that it is more than than I can bear but we must all bear it the best we can & study about it as little as possible     Zade you was hoping in your last letter that I had got back to the Hospital & wanted to know whether I had any gloves or over coat or not     I haven't any over coat but have the gloves that i brought from home thay are good yet & so far as being at the Hospital I had rather be here     I have a very easy time here     I don't have much to do but tend to my team     Zade I will close     I want to write Mary a few lines those lines leave me in common health     hoping they may soon reach your loving hands & find you & Wiley & the connection in the best of health     my love to all the connection & a wifes portion is due yourself     I remain your loving husband until Death B.R.J. to his wife P.R.H. Jeffares

    Direct letters as before


    2.0 Civil War Soldiers

    • Soldier Sons of Henry Harvey Jeffares
      1. John Edwin Jeffares (1822 SC-1864 GA), 1st Sergeant, Company F, 36th Georgis Infantry
        Died of wounds received in the Battle of Atlanta Aug 28, 1864
      2. Henry J. Jeffares (1835 GA-1914 SC), Private, Company B 17th South Carolina Infantry
      3. Bennett Rainey Jeffares (1838 GA-1866 GA), Private, Company D 38th Georgia Infantry
        Died of tuberculosis contracted working as a nurse in Confederate Hospitals, 1866.
    • Grandson of Henry Harvey Jeffares
      1. William Henry Harvey Jeffares (1848 GA- ? MS), Private, Company F 36th Georgia Infantry
        Captured at the Battle of Jonesboro Aug 31 1864, Prisoner of War, Camp Douglas Illinois, released June 1865.
    • Husbands of Henry Harvey Jeffares' daughter and granddaughter
      1. Edmond T Harris (husband of Henry Jeffares' daughter Martha) 1st Sergeant, Company D 38th Georgia Infantry
        Wounded Sharpsburg (Antietam) Sept 17, 1862; arm amputated, at home at the end of the war
      2. Thomas J. Brown (husband of Martha T. Jeffares, daughter of John Edwin Jeffares) , Private, Company C, 12th Georgia Battalion Light Artillery


    3.0 Irish Barrington Connections (conjectured)

    Below is the Jeffares/Barrington portion of the family tree.

    CAUTION: This section is currently purely speculative. The Jeffares-Barrington connection has NOT been proven except in the case of Major Thomas Barrington's son, Capt. Richard Barrington's second son Richard's son Nelson Barrington who married Jane Jeffares (his cousin); daughter Jane Barrington who married Thomas Jeffares "her relation"; and brother John Barrington who married Sarah Jeffares in 1768 (according to Kavanaugh and Murphy, "The Wexford Gentry Volume I," 1994. These marriages between the Barrington and Jeffares families occured in the mid 1750s.

    John Barrington ( -1593) m. Johanna Hovenden

    John was a Captain serving in Ireland. Genealogical source for this line is here (see #3584 at toward the bottom of the page). The source of his Irish lands is here and here too. In Queen's county (since 1922 Laois County). The land was called Cullenagh. Granted 1564 in County Laois -- two counties northwest of Wexford.

    In the 5th year of Mary, both districts were reduced to shire ground, and incorporated under the name of the Queen's county, the assize town being named Maryborough, in honour of the Queen. But this new arrangement did not immediately tranquillize the country. At the close of the reign of Elizabeth, Owen Mac Rory O'More was so powerful that Sir George Carew, president of Munster, accompanied by the Earls of Thomond and Ormonde, was induced to hold a parley with him, to bring him back to his allegiance, in which they were entrapped in an ambuscade, and the Earl of Ormonde made prisoner, and detained till he paid a ransom of £3000. The daring insurgent himself was shortly after killed in a skirmish with Lord Mountjoy; and the followers of the O'Mores were driven into the counties of Cork and Kerry, then nearly depopulated. At this juncture many English families, to whom grants of the lands thus forfeited had been made, settled here. Seven of them, whose founders were most influential in securing the new settlements, acquired the names of the Seven Tribes. The families so called were those of Cosby, Barrington, Hartpole, Bowen, Ruish, Hetherington, and Hovenden or Ovington, of whom the first only has retained its possessions; that of Barrington, still extant, has alienated its property; all the rest are extinct in the male line. (from here)

    1. Alexander Barrington (1563-1635) (link for Alexander)
      this Alexander is heir to John at Cullenagh. Member of Parliament1613. Educated at Oxford.
      Married Margret Bowen ( -1657).
      Margret Bowen was the daughter of Robert Bowen ( -1621) and Alice Harpole ( -1634) of Ballyadams. There is a memorial to Robert and Alice at the ruined Ballyadams church.

      Like Alexander's father John, the Harpole, Bowen, and Hovington families were also part of the seven tribes who received the confiscated lands of the O'Mores in Queens County during the reign of Elizabeth I.

      Margret's father Robert Bowen of Ballyadams was a descendant of Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford, and his wife, Elizabeth Plantagenet, daughter of King Edward I (Longshanks in the "Braveheart" movie). The Bowens quartered the arms of Edward I. He died 31 July, 1621. Provost Marshal.

      Alice Harpole (Margret Bowen's mother) was the daughter of Walter Harpole of Kent England.

      Then to only son with male heirs is:

      1. Francis ( -1666) (link Francis here)
        of Cullenagh. MP 1647-1661. m. Griselda Gilbert. 4 sons.

        1. Thomas ("Kill All") Barrington ( -1676) (link to Thomas here)
          and brothers Benjamin and Nicholas were all Cromwellian Captains. In The Cromwellian Settlement of Ireland (1652-1660 (by John Pendergas), there is a table labelled "Where the Disbanded are to be Satisfied." This details what lands were to be distributed to the Cromwellian soldiers for arrears in pay. The table's first section shows the Wexford lands which went to Cromwell's old unit (Cromwell was a cavalry officer) named "Cromwell's Regiment of Horse". The table shows the following troops and companies:

          1. Lt. Gen. Ludlow (his own)

          2. Capt. Barrington

          3. Capt. Ivory

          4. Capt Nunn

          5. Capt. Claypool

          6. Capt.Packenham

          This second company would have been commanded by our ancestor? Capt. Barrington. The lands to be distributed to the oficer's and the soldiers is shown to be the Baronies of Forth and Bargy (where the Jeffares lived in Rathronan). Note below that the Nunn's, Barringtons and Jeffares had several marriages in the generations that followed. The Rathronan castle leased by Christopher Jeffares was from Wm. Ivory (descendant of Capt. Ivory above)
          Thomas was later a Major. Thomas a Patenee under act of settlement. Grants in Wexford 1656. Grant called Ballymacane (site of standing stones). The land is 5 miles east of Bridgetown (the Jeffares location) about one mile south of the main road from Bridgetown to Rosslare. Granted about 2,000 acres in county Wexford.

          Art Kavanugh's book "Wexford Gentry" has an entire chapter devoted to the Wexford Barrington. It begins with this Thomas. This book (apparently based significantly on the 1917 Amy Barrington book above) gives more detail than the Irish John Barrington web sites above.

          The sobriquet "Kill All" for Capt/Major Thomas is indicative of the bruatility waged on the Irish Catholics by Cromwell's soldiers. Apparently this was particularly true of our Thomas. The Cromwellians murdered thousands in Ireland, stole their lands and forced the survivors to the wilds of western Ireland. Thomas was a real "black heart." Thomas and his heirs were not frugal and frittered away the lands and the money. According to Amy Barrington (in Kavanaugh), they "...gradually sank lower on the social scale and lost whatever remained of the property." The last Barrington -- one John Barrington (great great grandson of Thomas) lived in a corner of the derelict original estate. he lived to be eighty years of age and "...was the most worthless man on earth, would drink all day with a beggerman if he got whiskey for nothing."

          As Kanaaugh notes, Thomas married twice (4 sons in all -- according to Kavanaugh. The web site above lists Nicholas twice and has a unnamed son). First wife of Capt/Major Thomas is ? Nelson. Issue 3 sons:

          1. Thomas, Jr. --- oldest son and heir (1683-?)
            of Ballymacane m. Sussana Nunn 1683
            Sussana Nunn ( -1735) is daughter of Col. Richard Nunn of Castle Hill Wexford another Cromwellian officer who received confiscated lands.
            This entire family became Quakers (apparently the only industrious branch of the family). Issue 4 sons, 3 dau:

            1. Capt. Richard ( -1744) eldest son and heir of Thomas, Jr. in Ballymacane
              3 sons 1 dau:

              1. Thomas First son died young

              2. Richard (2nd son of Captain Richard) (wife not named in Kavanagh) had 4 sons and 2 dau

                1. Richard of Ballmacane ( -1840) m. Eliz. Waddy heir of estates

                2. Nelson m. Jane Jeffares ("...his cousin..." according to Kavanaugh, Paul Jeffares says this marriage ocurred in Castlebridge 2/2/1813)

                3. Thomas

                4. William b. 1736-1784 m. Anne Bolton

                5. Jane who married Thomas Jeffares ("...her relation..." according to Kavanaugh)

                6. Catherine

              3. John m. Sarah Jeffares in 1768 (3rd son)

              4. dau ?

            2. Nelson in Wexford then Dublin

            3. John to Dublin weaver, married Mary Aldridge

              1. Lydia (b. 1729-1789) m. William Darragh of Dublin
                of Philadelphia, warned Washington at White Marsh 1777
                (story here)
                another story here (meets 2nd cousin Captain Barrington in Philadelphia)
                another story here (Cousin is Lt. William Barrington)

            4. Nicholas moved to Lambstown m. Mary Bancroft. Youngest son, fourth child of Thomas, Jr. and Susanna Nunn

              Kavanagh fails to identify these three daughters of Thomas, Jr. by name that are shown below:

            5. dau

            6. dau

            7. dau should be Sussana 3rd Daughter of Thomas, Jr. and Sussana Nunn who should be married to Christopher 1 Jeffares. The connection awaits the 1735 Ferns will which according to Kavanagh names all Susanna's daughter's and granddaughters. The data below identifies two daughters as Frances and Susanna

              The Journal of the Friends' Historical Society By Friends' Historical Society, Vol 15 1918, Norman Penney, page 103 (see this) says of this family:

              "Miss Amy Barrington of Monkstown, Co. Dublin has presented a copy of The Barringtons, A Family History which she wrote for private circulation (2 volumes, Dublin 1917, printed at the University Press by Ponsonby and Gibbs, 498 pgs) and a separate volume of pedigrees. Thomas Barrington of Ballymacane Co. Wexford married about 1683, Susanna Nunn and had seven children...Several children became Friends -- Frances, Susanna, John, Nicholas and probably Nelson

          2. John 2nd son of Capt/Major Thomas. Grad. Trinity ( 1662 died 1685 or 1684) ordained 1680 ...Rectore of Horetown unmarried

          3. Mark third son of Capt/Major Thomas

          Capt/Major Thomas m 2 Margery widow of George Lyminton of Wexford, issue 1 son:

          1. Nicholas (-1713) Fourth son of Capt/Major Thomas. Married Martha Ouseley daughter of Major Richard Ouseley of Ballycogle.
            another Cromwellian officer. The Lands granted to Ouseley in 1660
            Mayor of Wexford 1697, 1698 1705. The Lands granted to Major Ouseley in 1660 is called Ballycogley and is only three miles northeast of Bridgetown in the Wexford. Originally in possesion of the Waddings -- a Norman family
            Nicholas was a major in the Wexford militia.
            Nicholas and Martha had seven sons and 2 daughters. Six sons dies young or were unmarried. One daughter died young and the other married Joseph Higganotham. Issue with heirs:
            1. Nicholas (1702-1745) m ?. Issue:

              1. Catherine

              2. John

                1. Martha died unmarried

                2. Nicholas ( - 1841) m. Elizabeth Boxwell in 1795 (daughter of William Boxwell)

                3. John m. Francis Tinkler

        2. Alexander m. Ellen Crosby (brother of Thomas "Kill All" Barrington) m. Ellen Crosby

        3. Nicholas Captain with Cromwell (brother of Thomas "Kill All" Barrington)

        4. Benjamin Captain with Cromwell m. Thomasina Comerford (brother of Thomas "Kill All" Barrington)

    The Kanavangh data for the Barrington's shows some interesting relationships. He states (probably based on the Amy Barrington book) that:

    Nelson Barrington (gg grandson of Thomas "Kill all", great grandson of Thomas Jr, grandson of Capt. Richard, and son of Richard) married his cousin Jane Jeffares..."

    and

    this Nelson's sister Jane married "...Thomas Jeffares, her relation..."

    These children were born circa 1840. This implies that Jane and Nelson had Jeffares grandparents at some point. The specific relationship is not evident in Kavanaugh's presentation.

    Some Barrington links:

    1. English Barrington Family History

    2. Barrington website

    3. Irish Barrington's

    4. Realtionship to the House of York


    4.0 Wexford Ireland and More Rathronan Location and Pictures

    County Wexford is located in the extreme southeast corner if Ireland

    County Wexford Ireland Map (from Local Ireland (www.local.ie)
    Bridgetown is 9 miles SSE of the town of Wexford
    Bridgetown is 10 miles West of Rosslare
    Bridgetown is 10 miles East of Wellington Bridge
    Bridgetown is 4 miles North of Kilmore Quay
    Bridgetown is on R736 (on the road from Rosslare to Wellington Bridge)

    Rathronan is the Jeffares fortalice that was leased from John Cliffe/William Ivory by the Christopher Jeffares 2 and 3. Cliffe was a Cromwellian descendant of John Cliffe -- secretary of war for Cromwell. The original estate was owned by the Browne family and consisted of the larger castle of Mulrankin and the smaller Rathronan castle. The estate was owned by the Cliffe family and rented by the descedants of the Browne family in 1851 until 1903 when it reverted back to the Browne family. Rathronan is listed as a "tower house" by Colfer in Whelan's book.

    Rathronan fortalice (castle) is one mile north of Bridgetown. It was occupied by Christopher Jeffares2 and Christopher Jeffares3 circa 1740-70. It is clearly located on the map below.

    Old Hall is a townland (97 acres) immediately west of Bridgetown (see location on the map below). It was occcupied by Christopher Jeffares1. In Whelan's book, it states that the original Old Hall motte (See this example and this) was replaced by the castle built in 1422 that became Mulrankin Hall. The Mulrankin tower portion still stands. (note the Mulrankin castle northeast of Bridgetown on the map below). Note the "mound" located in the Old Hall townland noted on the map below just west of Bridgetown.

    The Kilmore Parish site (here) has two discussions of the local "castles" near the current Bridgetown.

    1. Mulrankin Castle (see this Mulrankin site discussion)

      The Mulrankin castle was built around 1200 by Sir Nicholas Le Brun (Browne) and became the seat of the Browne family until the Cromwellian invasion in the 1640s. The estates were distributed to members of Cromwell's officer corps: John Cliffe (who was General Breton's secretary) and William Ivory. These Cromwellians were rewarded for their service to Protectorate with the property of the original Irish (Norman) owners who were banished.

      According to the discussion: "The tower house of the castle was lowered in the 1870s by Michael Browne."

      See this discussion of the Browne family history

    2. Rathronan Castle (Ronan's Ringfort -- see this Rathronan site discussion)


      Rathronan in the 1880s
      One mile to the west of Mulrankin Castle is Rathronan. This was also built the Browne family in the 13th century. The discussion states:

      "Following the Cromwellian confiscations, the lands passed to the Jeffers and Cliffe families and the Browne family rented their land from the Cliffe estate from 1851 until they purchased the confiscated lands outright in 1903."

      Further:

      "The townland of Rathronan, translated as Rath Ronáin (Ronan's Ringfort), shows that there was human settlement in the area for thousands of years. It is unfortunate that the rath or ringfort which gave the townland its name was removed during land reclamation in 1994."

      The "mound" shown to the left of "Oldhall" is the probable location of a "motte and bailey". These were probably Norman in origin and consisted of a fortified palisade wall constructed of vertical timbers where the residents lived called the "bailey" (from the French "baille" which means a 'low yard') and a "motte" (French for 'turf' or bank) which was a man-made hill with a stone or wooden structure on top called the "keep" where residents retreating during attacks. (see this)

    The map is the Ordnance Survey of Ireland -- Discovery Series-- Map 77


    The Rathronan "castle" sits in pastureland. From the "front" it is not visible. Trees, vines and weeds create a small forest in middle of the pastureland. Only the chimneys of the "tower" part can be seen from the "front". In the photo above (taken from the back), the original "tower", the "later addition" and their chimneys can be see. Note that the "later addition" has its own separate chimney (red brick). There is no direct access to the "tower" to the "later addition". Clearly the "castle" was designed (expanded) to house more than one family. The statement that: "... the family removed the roof of the tower to align it with the cottage" implies that some of the upper stories of the tower may have been removed.

    The thatched roof of the "cottage" potion is collapsed as are most of its walls and its interior is completely overgrown. There is a well (or some incredibly deep hole) marked on my map below just inside the stone fence behind the cottage. There are many holy wells in Ireland ( example). Though this one is not listed as holy, I did fall into it. A nasty rather than a holy hazard.


    View from the back between the two barns


    View from inside the "later addition" first floor. The large fireplace takes up almost the entire wall. It is connected to the more modern chimney (red brick) visible in the top two photos.


    View toward the "castle" and the barns. The access road (shown) from the highway ends at the "castle".


    Same view but looking down the "front." Note the gateway where the large bush is growing provided and entry into the front yard.


    "Tower" and "Later Addition"


    Sketch of Mulrankin Castle (east of Rathronan -- see map above)
    The original Rathronan Castle probably orginally looked more like the nearby Mulrankin Castle shown above. The Browne family apparently removed the top portion of the tower of Rathronan in the eighteenth century to align it with the cottage (see photos above and at the top of the page). This sketch of the nearby Mulrankin castle is from Art Kavanaugh's "Wexford Gentry."


    5.0 John Allen Tharp's Origins

    One possibility for the parents of Martha Tharp who married Henry Jeffares cicra 1819 in Fairfield SC is the Allentharp family. This peculiar family name is traced to a family tradition of always using the name "Allen" as a midddle name. Supposedly this is because the original name was Allentharp or Allenthorpe. At various times the names became separated so that Allen became the middle name of all the descendents. This family first appears in Stafford Virginia. David Tharp's rather extensive Allentharp website gives an idea of the nature of the particularly odd family naming scheme. Below is a summary of the names in David Tharpe's database. The site relies heavily on Sifting Through the Ashes for the Althorp, Alinthrop, Allentharp, Allentharpe, Tharp, Tharpe Family by Eleanor Davis McSwain that states in part:

    "The Allentharp Family settled in colonial Virginia in Stafford and Prince George Counties. Few records remain as they were destroyed in the War Between The States. John A Allentharp and his wife, Ann Sebastian, had three sons. Jacob, the youngest, remained in Virginia until after the Revolution when he went to Kentucky...Thus, it is Jacob, the youngest son of John A Allentharp and Ann Sebastian that we will follow, as his two older brothers Benjamin and John left Virginia before the Revolution. John settled in North Carolina and Benjamin moved his family to the Sumter District of South Carolina.

    Of particular interest is the John Allen Tharp, likely the son of Benjamin Allentharp who died (was murdered) in SC in 1781. Notice that of the known children of John Allen Tharp of Fairfield SC, both sons have Allen as their middle names -- namely Robert Durham Allen Tharpe and Isaac Allen Tharp. Further, son Robert Durham Allen Tharp and son Isaac had sons with Allen as a middle name; grandson John Edwin Jeffares named his first male child "John Allen Tharp Jeffares." Note the consistency of the use of "Allen" as a middle name in the descendants of John Allentharp of Stafford VA below shown in David Tharp's website:

    
    David Tharp's Database at http://www.tharpgenealogy.com/
    
    0. John A Allentharp 1697-1747 m Anne Sebastian (1697-after 1747 VA)
    
    Children:
    1. ALLENTHARP Margaret
    2. ALLENTHARP Anne (1725 Stafford VA -
    3. ALLENTHARP Benjamin (1726 Stafford County VA-1781 SC)
       m 1746 Elizabeth Fletcher (1726 Stafford VA-dc 1781 SC)
      3.1. ALLENTHARP John
      3.2. ALLENTHARP William ( -1817 Pulaski GA)
      3.3. ALLENTHARP Berallin
      3.4. ALLENTHARP Sarah (Between 1747 and 1748  VA-
      3.5. ALLENTHARP Presley (Between 1760 and 1770 VA
           3.5.1 Presley Allen Tharp, Jr.
      3.6. ALLENTHARP Vincent T, Reverend (1760 Prince William VA-1825 Twiggs GA)
           m ? Rogers
           3.6.1. THARP John Allen (1781- ) m Elizabeth Hatcher (1793-1857)
             3.6.1.1. THARP Mary Allen
             3.6.1.2. THARP James Madison Allen
             3.6.1.3. THARP William Allen
             3.6.1.4. THARP Caroline Allen
             3.6.1.5. THARP Elizabeth Allen
             3.6.1.6. THARP Catherine Allen
             3.6.1.7. THARP Obedience Allen
             3.6.1.8. THARP Henrietta Allen
             3.6.1.9. THARP Mathew Allen
             3.6.1.10. THARP John Vinson
             3.6.1.11. THARP James Robert Allen (1816-1886)
             3.6.1.12. THARP Cicero Allen (1820 GA-
           3.6.2. THARP Mary Allen (1783-
      3.7. ALLENTHARP Charnick (Between 1762 and 1765 VA-)
           3.7.1. THARP Ruthie A
           3.7.2. THARP Rarden A (1798 GA-1877 Clarke AL)
           3.7.3. THARP Willis A (1800-1865 Clarke AL)
           3.7.4. THARP Jeremiah A (1802
           3.7.5. THARP William Allen (1804  GA
           3.7.6. THARP Lavinia A (1811 GA
           3.7.7. THARP Eliza A (1813 GA
           3.7.8. THARP Charnick Allen (1815  GA
    4. ALLENTHARP Sarah (1728 King George  VA-
    5. ALLENTHARP John  III (1732 King George VA- NC)
       5.1 Benjamin ALLENTHARP
           m Sarah Green (1760 Surry VA-1835 Weakley TN)
           5.1.1 William Allen Tharpe (1793 NC - 1870 Henry TN) Colonel
                 m 1817 Sarah Alston Cooper (1802 Bertie NC-1837 Henry TN)
                 5.1.1.1. THARPE Infant (1818
                 5.1.1.2. THARPE Elizabeth Ann (1820
                 5.1.1.3. THARPE Jane Blount (1822
                 5.1.1.4. THARPE Lueco Mitchell (1825
                 5.1.1.5. THARPE Thomas Bennichan (1826
                 5.1.1.6. THARPE Infant boy (1828
                 5.1.1.7. THARPE Hector Allen (1829-1829 Henry TN)
                 5.1.1.8. THARPE William Allen, Jr (1832-1910 Henry TN)
                 5.1.1.9. THARPE John Issac Green (1834-1837 Henry TN)
                 5.1.1.10. THARPE Hannibal Harris
    6. ALLENTHARP Elizabeth (1735 King George VA-
    7. ALLENTHARP Mildred (1738 King George VA-
    8. ALLENTHARP Jacob (1742 Stafford VA-before 1793 Bourbon KY)
         8.1. ALLENTHARP Mary
         8.2. ALLENTHARP Elizabeth
         8.3. ALLENTHARP Lucy
         8.4. ALLENTHARP John (1762 Stafford VA-
              8.4.1. ALLENTHARP Anne
              8.4.2. ALLENTHARP Martha Ann
              8.4.3. ALLENTHARP Benjamin (1788-1806 Scott KY)
              8.4.4. ALLENTHARP William Bourbon (1789 Bourbon KY-1814 Scott KY)
              8.4.5. ALLENTHARP George (1791 Bourbon KY-1851 DeSoto LA)
                     8.4.5.1. THARP John Allen, Sr (1817 Pulaski GA-1896 Denton TX)
                     8.4.5.2. THARP Ann Spencer Allen (1818 Georgia-1890Caddo LA)
                     8.4.5.3. THARP Martha Allen (1819 GA- Bef 1850)
                     8.4.5.4. THARP William George Allen (1821 Wilcox AL-1871
                              Natchitoches LA)
                     8.4.5.5. THARP Thomas George Allen (1825 Copiah MS-1888 Ellis TX)
                     8.4.5.6. THARP Mary Allen (1827 Copiah MS-1878 Polk TX)
                     8.4.5.7. THARP George W Allen (1830 Copiah MS-
         8.5. ALLENTHARP William (1764 Stafford VA-1833 Bourbon KY)
              8.5.1. ALLENTHARP Elizabeth
              8.5.2. ALLENTHARP Samuel
         8.6. ALLENTHARP Anne (1780-1844 Brown OH)
         8.7. ALLENTHARP Jacob (1789-1833 Bourbon KY)
    

    "Benjamin moved his family to the Sumter District of South Carolina." See this at David Tharp's site.

    From this data and other information I assume that the John Allen Tharp of Fairfield SC is 3.1 above (i.e., son of 3.0 Benjamin Allen Tharp (1726-1781) and Elizabeth Fletcher (1726-1781), and grandson of John A Allentharp (1697-1747) and Anne Sebastian (1697- ).

    The Allentharp site of David Tharp focuses on the 3.6 Vincent Allen Tharp of Twiggs Georgia. However, he does note that father Benjamin Allentharp moves to Sumter SC. It is in South Carolina where we find some significant information alluded to on the site above. Of John Allen Tharp's brother Vincent. David Tharp says:

    "Vincent Tharp, a native of Virginia was born in 1760 and bore arms in the cause of his country towards the close of the Revolutionary War. The family Bible gives the date of his birth as November 18, 1760. He came with his family into the Sumter District, South Carolina before the Revolution. When the British overran South Carolina and required all males between 15 and 60 to join the British Militia, in some way, Vincent Allentharp did not obey this order. Even as his father and brothers joined the British, Vincent slipped away and joined the forces of General Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox."

    Inferring that father Benjamin and brothers joined the loyalists yields this:

    
    Loyalist in the Southern Campaign
    of the Revolutionary War, Volume I,
    Official Rolls of Loyalist Recruited from North and
    South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana
    
    by Murtie June Clark,
    Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc
    Baltimore MD, 1981
    
    Page 13
    Muster Captain George Dawkins' Company SC Royalists,
    Camden SC Apr 1781, 61 days 25 Apr-24 Jun 1781
    ...
    Privates
       "     Thorp, Benjamin Allen **
       "     Thorp, John **
       "     Thorp, Charnick **
       "     Thorp, William **
       "     Thorp, Presley **
    **enlisted June 1781
    
    Page 14
    Muster Capt. George Dawkins, SC Royalists,
    Quarterhouse, SC 24 Oct 1781, 61 days, 25 Oct - 24 Dec 1781
    (paid as cavalry..
    
    Sergeant Thorp, John, prisoner of the rebels
    
    Private Thorp, Charnick
    Private Thorp, William
    Private Thorp, Presley
    
    Page 15
    Muster Capt. George Dawkins, SC Royalists,
    Quarterhouse, SC 24 Apr 1782, 61 days, 25 Apr - 24 Jun 1782
    
    Sergeant Thorp, John
    
    Private Thorp, Charnick
    Private Thorp, William
    Private Thorp, Presley
    
    Page 16
    Muster Capt. George Dawkins, SC Royalists,
    Saint Augustine, FL 25 Apr 1783, 61 days, 25 Apr - 24 Jun 1783
    
    Sergeant Thorp, John Allen
    
    Private Thorp, Charnick Allen
    Private Thorp, William Allen
    
    Loyalist in the Southern Campaign
    of the Revolutionary War, Volume III,
    Official Rolls of Loyalist Recruited from North and South Carolina,
    Georgia, Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana
    
    by Murtie June Clark,
    Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc
    Baltimore MD, 1981
    
    page 417
    South Carolina Casualties
    
    Benjamin Tharp
    
    

    This is clearly the same family of 3.0 Benjamin Allen Tharp as shown above: 3.0 Private Benjamin Allen Tharp and four sons: 3.1 Sergeant John Allen Tharp; 3.2 Private William Allen Tharp; 3.5 Private Presley Allen Tharp and 3.7 Private Charnick Allen Tharp, all served in the South Carolina Royalist Regiment during the revolution.

    Benjamin Allen Tharp was apparently murdered for his political convictions. From a 1782 petition to the Bristyish government complaining of atrocities committed by the coloniats. See the list of murdered loyalists here. The petiton states:

    "The following petition, signed by eleven (11) South Carolina Loyalist Officers, was submitted to the Right Honorable Lord George Germain for presentation to the Crown. The document probably was drafted by Thomas Fletchall, perhaps with the aid of Joseph Robinson (both are signatories thereto). The petition provides the names of approximately 300 Loyalists who were murdered by the Whigs during the Revolution..."

    271. Benjamin Tharp

    On Phillip C. Norfleet's "South Carolina Loyalists and Rebels" website is a Whig Militia Commanders' Enemies Lists of 1783

    "On 17 March 1783, about a year after the passage of the Estate Confiscation Act (No. 1153), the South Carolina Fifth General Assembly passed Ordinance No. 1189 entitled Disposing Of The Estates Of Certain Persons, Subjects And Adherents Of The British Government; And For Other Purposes Therein Mentioned.

    According to this ordinance, the real and personal property of former citizens who had chosen to join the British were vested in the Commissioners of Forfeited Estates. It was a comprehensive act, but had no lists of names. The commanding officers of the State's militia regiments ware instructed, when asked by the commissioners, to make lists of those men who had joined the British. Men so identified had six months from the end of the legislative session to return to the State for trial. Ten (10) militia commanders made returns, resulting in a total of 689 names. These returns constitute the largest listing of Loyalists/Tories ever promulgated by the Whig Government of South Carolina.

    To the best of my knowledge, no additional estates were confiscated as a result of being named on the militia commanders returns..."

    A total of 689 names were provided in the returns, that were received from the ten (10) militia commanders as follows:

    1. Colonel Robert Anderson - 68 Names
    2. Colonel Thomas Brandon - 120 Names
    .
    .
    .
    Taylor John [It is curious that John Tharp is not on the list -- typo?]
    Tharp William
    Tharp Presley
    Tharp Charnick
    Tharp Benjamin
    Tharp Berallin
    .
    .
    .

    These retributions by the colonial rebels were common in South Carolina at the end of the Revolution. Many loyalists were murdered and their lands and wealth confiscated. Many Loyalists immigrated to Nova Scotia and many more remained and were reintegrated into the new society. It appears that all four of Benjamin Allen Tharps son were in this last category.

    John Allen Tharp ( - 1825) was married to Mary Durham

    I have found four census records for him in Fairfield County SC:

    1. 1790 census Fairfield SC Census (pages 148-176) See this on Fairfield County. On Page 164: males females other slaves >16 <16 John Trapr 1 0 3 0 1 Below is the image for John Tharp: 1800 Census Fairfield SC males females 0-10 10-15 16-25 26-44 >44 0-10 10-15 16-25 26-44 >44 Jacob Tharp 1 1 3 1 John Tharp 1 1 3 1 1

    2. 1810 Census Fairfield SC males females 0-10 10-15 16-25 26-44 >44 0-10 10-15 16-25 26-44 >44 John Tharp 1 1 2 1 3 1 adjacent to Aaron Goza

    3. 1820 Census Fairfield SC males females 0-10 10-16 16-18 16-26 26-45 >45 0-10 10-16 16-26 26-45 >45 John A Tharp 2 0 0 1 0 1 - 0 2 2 0 1 pg 42 Henry Jeffries 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 1 0 0 1 0 pg 44
John Allen Tharp died circa 1825 in Fairfield County SC. Guardianship documents for his minor children states:

Guardianship appt. for Minors Eliza, Isaac, & Joshua Tharp, Book H, page 13, 6 Dec 1825, South Carolina Archives File 67, pkg 1020. Robert Durham Allen Tharp was appointed guardian of his younger brothers and sisters.

"A guardian was responsible for managing the estate of a minor (or an adult judged not capable of managing their own estate), as well as for their education, debts, and representation in legal actions. The guardian was not necessarily the person with whom an orphan lived. Orphans might live with their mother, for instance, but have a guardian to manage their inherited estates. Orphans under the age of 14 had court-appointed guardians, but at 14 a child could choose their own guardian." (See this) This would imply that Joshua, Isaac and Eliza were under the age of 14or born after 1811.

Children of John Allen Tharp:

So there were 3 sons (Robert, Isaac Jacob) and 7 daughters (Martha born before 1794, Pricilla b 1797, ...) Children Of John Allen Tharpe and Mary Durham: (see this)

  1. Robert Durham Allen Tharpe (1795-
    m 1833 Martha Ringer dau of Nicholas Ringer. See this and this.
    Moved to Troup County Georgia 1834
    1830 Fairfield SC Census
                                         Males                               Females
                     <5 5- 10- 15- 20- 30- 40- 50- 60- 70- 80- 90-  >  <5 5- 10- 15- 20- 30- 40- 50- 60- 70- 80- 90-  >
                        10 15  20  30  40  50  60  70  80  90  100 100    10 15  20  30  40  50  60  70  80  90  100 100
    Robert A Tharp              2       1                               1             2
    
    2 males are not sons, likely minor brothers Isaac (b 1809) and Joshua (b between 1810-1820).
    3 females are also not likely children of Robert, but wards of deseased father John Allen Tharp;
    only one minor named Eliza, the other two older sisters are 20-30.
    Robert was not married until 1834.
    

    1840 Troup GA Census Males Females <5 5- 10- 15- 20- 30- 40- 50- 60- 70- 80- 90- > <5 5- 10- 15- 20- 30- 40- 50- 60- 70- 80- 90- > 10 15 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 100 10 15 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Robert D A Tharp 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1

    Again a male 20-30 is NOT Robert's son. Brother Isaac is on the 1840 Fairfield SC census, so this is likely brother Joshua.

    1850 Troup Georgia Census
    Robert D A Tharps 54 SC Planter $3,000
    Martha Tharps     42 SC
    John Tharps       16 GA
    Nancy Tharps      13 GA
    Robert Tharps     11 GA
    Isaac Tharps       8 GA
    Joshua Tharps      6 GA
    William Tharps     4 GA
    Presley Tharps     1 GA
    
    1860 Troup Georgia Census
    Robt Tharpe   65 SC 5,650  16,500
    Martha Tharpe 51 SC
    Nancy         22 GA
    Robert Tharpe 20 GA
    Isaac         18 GA
    Joshua        16 GA
    Wm            14 GA
    Presley       12 GA
    
    1870 Troup Georgia Census
    M A Tharp 62 f SC 1,550 400
    J D Tharp 23 m
    P A Tharp 20 m
    
      adjacent is Martha's sister Penina (Ringer) Tharp
      wife of Isaac Allen Tharp (died 1843)
    Pennina Tharp 52 f
    R C Tharp     28 f
    

    Children of Robert Durham Allen Tharpe and Martha Ringer:

    1. Martha E.A. Tharp (1830 Troup GA- ) m 1849 Simeon Green Talley (1826 GA-1901 AR)
      son of Littleton Talley and Seleta Turner (see this)

      Simeon G Talley, 3rd LT 2nd Georgia Cavalry (State Guards)
      Muster Roll, Aug 9 1863, Capt. Cato's (Chattahochee Guards) Wilcoxxon's Regiment, LaGrange GA six months
      Muster Out Roll, camp near Rome GA, Jan 31 1864
      2nd Lt, Co K, 2nd Ga Cv, 4th day of Sep 1863, pay voucher $361

      1860 Heard Georgia Census
      Simeon G Tally 34 GA $200 farmer
      Martha E Tally 30 SC
      Mary R Tally   10 GA
      Martha Tally    8 GA
      Cumi Tally      6 GA
      Robert Tally    1 GA
      Joshua D Tharp 16 GA teacher
      
      1870 Troup County Georgia Census
      Green Talley   44 GA $12,000 $800 farmer
      Martha Talley  40 GA
      Mary Talley    20 GA
      Martha Talley  18 GA
      Robt Talley    11 GA
      Fannie Talley   3 GA
      Cormine Talley 16 GA
      
      1880 Columbia Arkansas Census
      Simeon G. Talley 54 GA GA GA farmer
      Martha E. Talley 50 SC SC SC
      Martha G. Talley 26 GA GA SC teaching school
      Nancy C. Talley  24 GA GA SC
      Fannie B. Talley 13 GA GA SC
      
      1900 Columbia Arkansas Census
      G Simion Talley 74 GA GA GA farmer
      E Martha Talley 70 SC SC SC married 50 years
                                  7 children 1 surviving
      
      Children of Martha E.A. Tharp and Simeon Tally:

      1. Mary R. Talley (1850 GA-1889 Columbia AR) m 1873 John Thomas Jennings

        1. Charlie Durwood Jennings

        2. Otis Jennings

        3. Robert S. Jennings

      2. Mattie G. Talley (1852 GA (AL?) - 1920) m Union AR 1880 William A Poole

        1. Robert Poole

        2. Tharpe Poole

      3. Cummie Talley (1854-1891 TX) m Robert Harrest

      4. Robert Talley (1859 GA-1875 Columbia AR)

      5. Fannie Bill Talley (1866-1883 Columbia AR)

    2. John A. Tharp (1834 GA - 1920 TX)

      1860 Troup Georgia Census
      J A Tharpe  25 GA Merchant 4,000
      T R Frazier 24 GA Painter 300
      
      1870 Troup Georgia Census
      Joshua A Tharp 36 m GA $1,000 300 farmer [should read John]
      S D A Tharp    25 f SC
      M L Tharp       4 m GA
      R I A Tharp     1 m GA
      M T Aldrige    16 m GA farm hand
      
      1880 Troup Georgia Census
      John A. Tharp 46 GA GA GA farmer
      S.D.A. Tharp  36 GA GA GA
      M.L.A. Tharp  14 GA GA GA dau
      R.J.A. Tharp  11 GA GA GA son
      J.W.A. Tharp   8 GA GA GA son
      J.D.A. Tharp   5 GA GA GA son
      M.M.A. Tharp   2 GA GA GA dau
      
      1900 Throckmorton Texas Census
      John A Tharp       65  GA SC SC farmer
      Sarah D A Tharp    55  SC SC SC married 36 years
                                      7 children 7 surviving
      Mattie M A Tharp   21  GA GA SC dau
      Bleue A Tharp      18  GA GA SC son
      Nannie B A Tharp   15  TX GA SC dau
      Mamie D Willingham 17  GA SC SC niece
      
      1910 Throckmorton Texas Census
      John H Tharp  76 GA SC SC
      Sarah D Tharp 66 SC SC SC
      
      1920 Throckmorton Texas Census
      John Tharp 85 GA US US
      S D Tharp  76 GA US US
      
      1930 Throckmorton Texas Census
      Dell G Smith    42 MS TN TN
      Elizabeth Smith 39 TX MS GA
      Lila Ruth Smith 11
      El May Smith     9
      D G Smith        6
      Sallie D Tharp  85  SC SC SC grandmother-in-law
      William N Linam 39
      Bertha Garner   45
      Floyd Hibbits   36
      

      Children:

      1. Mary Lee A. Tharp (1866 GA- m)
        Married 1885 Coryell TX George William Rankin (1858 Lafayette LA-1942 Throckmorton TX)

        1900 Throckmorton Texas Census
        George W Rankin   42 MS TN MS stone mason
        Mary D Rankin     34 GA GA SC
        Lizzie I Rankin   12 TX MS GA
        Sallie D Rankin   10 TX MS GA
        George W Rankin    8 TX MS GA
        Isaac B Rankin     6 TX MS GA
        Robert T Rankin    4 TX MS GA
        Mattie M Rankin    2 TX MS GA
        Joshue W Rankin 1/12 TX MS GA
        adjacent to father John A Tharp above
        
        1910 Throckmorton Texas Census
        George W Rankin    51 MS TN MS stone mason
        Mary L Rankin      44 GA GA SC
        Elizabeth H Rankin 22 TX MS GA
        Sallie D Rankin    20 TX MS GA
        George W Rankin    18 TX MS GA
        Essie B Rankin     16 TX MS GA
        Robert J Rankin    14 TX MS GA
        Mattie M Rankin    11 TX MS GA
        Jack H Rankin       8 TX MS GA
        Patton A Rankin     5 TX MS GA
        Orline A Rankin     5 TX MS GA
        
        1920 Throckmorton Texas Census
        G W Rankin       61 GA US US treasurer county
        M L Rankin       53 TX US US
        R T Rankin       23 TX US US
        Jack Rankin      18 TX US US
        Albertine Rankin 15 TX US US
        Arline Rankin    15 TX US US
        
        1930 Throckmorton Texas Census
        George W Rankin 71 MS TN MS hotel proprietor
        Mary Lee Rankin 62 GA GA SC
        

      2. Robert I.A. Tharp (1869-1953)

        1900 Throckmorton Texas Census
        Issac R Tharp  30 GA NC SC farmer
        Martha A Tharp 22 TX TX TX married 5 years
                                   1 child 1 surviving
        William R Tharp 3 TX GA TX
        
        1910 Throckmorton Texas Census
        Robert I Tharp  41 GA GA SC
        Martha H Tharp  33 TX TX TX married 15 years
                                    2 children 2 surviving
        William R Tharp 13 TX GA TX
        Alma Tharp       5 TX GA TX
        
        1920 Throckmorton Texas Census
        R I Tharp     51 TX GA US
        Martha Tharp  42 TX US US
        William Tharp 23 TX US US
        Alma Tharp    15 TX US US
        
        1930 Throckmorton Texas Census
        Ike R Tharp    60 GA GA GA carpenter
        Martha A Tharp 51 TX TX TX
        

      3. John Wesley Allen Tharp (1871-1955)
        M Ora Donnell (1886-1964)

        1900 Throckmorton Texas Census
        Lura Donnell     39
        Ora J Donnell    13
        Sarah E Donnel   12
        Robert F Donnell  9
        Ralph B Donnell   7
        William E Donnell 5
        Thomas Donnell    3
        Gertrude Donnell  1
        John W Tharp     28 GA GA SC fram laborer
        
        1910 Throckmorton Texas Census
        John W Tharp   38 GA GA NC
        Ora J Tharp    23 TX MO TN
        Versie L Tharp  5 CA GA TX
        Francis E Tharp 3 TX GA TX
        
        1920 Throckmorton Texas Census
        J W Tharp       48 US US US farm and stock manager
        Ora Tharp       33 TX US US
        Virde Lee Tharp 15 TX US US
        Francis E Tharp 13 TX US US
        J W Tharp        9 TX US US
        Marga E Tharp    3 TX US US
        
        1930 Throckmorton Texas Census
        John W Tharp          58 GA GA SC ranching
        Ora J Tharp           43 TX MO TN
        Verdi Lee Tharp       25 CA GA TX
        J W Tharp             19 TX GA TX
        Evelyn M Tharp        13 TX GA TX
        Sallie Lau Tharp 4 11/12 TX GA TX
        

      4. Joshua D.A. Tharp

        1900 Haskell Texas Census
        George B Williamson 44 MS MS MS
        ...
        Tharp Doss          25 GA GA NC boarder carpenter
        ...
        
        1910 Throckmorton Texas Census
        Joshua D Tharp   35 GA GA SC carpenter
        Gertrude L Tharp 31 England England England married 10 years
                            2 children 2 surviving
        Gertrude Tharp    9 TX GA England
        John D Tharp      5 TX GA England
        
        1920 Throckmorton Texas Census
        Doss Tharp     45 TX US US carpenter
        Lilliam Tharp  41 TX US US
        Gertrude Tharp 18 TX US US
        Dasson Tharp   14 TX US US
        
        1930 McCollough Texas Census, Brady
        William C Short 50
        Mabel Short     37
        Elvin C Short   18
        William T Short 15
        Vernon R Short  14
        Hazel L Short   11
        Carl Short       7
        Joshua D Tharp  55 GA GA SC boarder carpenter
        

      5. Mattie M.A. Tharp

      6. Bleue A Tharp

      7. Nannie B.A. Tharp
        m 1908 C.K. Huff

        1910 Throckmorton Texas Census
        Carl K Huff     31 TX SC GA paper hanger
        Nannie B Huff   23 TX GA NC married 2 years
                                    1 child 1 surviving
        John J Huff 1 2/12 TX TX TX
        
        1920 Throckmorton Texas Census
        K K Huff    40 TX US US painter
        Nannie Huff 32 TX US US
        John Huff   10 TX US US
        
        1930 Throckmorton Texas Census
        Karl K Huff  51 TX GA GA decorator
        Nanny B Huff 39 TX GA SC
        John T Huff  21 TX TX TX
        

    3. Nancy Tharp b: 1838

    4. Robert Durham Tharp (1840-1905 Coryell TX) Private Company E 41st Georgia Infantry CSA, enlisted March 29, 1862, POW Vicksburg, paroled July 4, 1863, July 22, 1863 on list of sick and wounded received off the U.S. Steamer Suffolk 21 officers and 181 soldiers off Fort Morgan, Ala, admitted March 1865 to C.S.A. General Hospital No. 3, Greensboro NC

      1880 Coryell Texas Census, Gatesville
      Tharp  Robert D. A.  40  Farmer GA SC SC
      Tharp  Sarah A.      37  wife   GA VA GA
      Tharp  Robert D. A.  12  son    GA GA GA
      Tharp  William P. A. 10  son    GA GA GA
      Tharp  John P. A.     3  son    GA GA GA
      Tharp  Lula F. A. 10/12  dau    TX GA GA
      Tharp  Martha M. A.  73  Mother SC Germany GA
      
      1900 Coryell Texas Census, Gatesville
      Robert D Tharp     60 GA SC SC farmer
      Sarah H Tharp      57 GA VA GA married 34 years
                                     4 children 4 surviving
      Robert D A Tharp   31 GA GA GA school teacher
      John Pinkney Tharp 22 GA GA GA school teacher
      Lula Tharp         20 TX GA GA
      
      Robert D A Tharp was the enumerator of the Coryell County Census in 1880

      Children:

      1. Robert D. A. Tharp
        1900 Coryell County Census with father

        1910 Coryell Texas Census, Gatesville
        R O A Tharp 42 GA GA GA merchant general store
        Kate Tharp  32 TX TX TX
        
        1920 Coryell Texas Census, Gatesville
        R D A Tharp      52 GA GA GA dry goods
        Kate Tharp       42 TX TX SC
        R D A Tharp 5 10/12 TX GA TX
        

      2. William P. A. Tharp

      3. John P. A. Tharp

        1930 Coryell Texas Census, Gatesville
        John P Tharp  53 GA GA GA farming
        Josie Y Tharp 43 TX PA TX
        Norman Tharp   8 TX GA TX
        

      4. Lula P. A. Tharp

    5. Isaac Tharp b: 1842 Private Company K 13th Georgia Infantry CSA died 1862 Lewisburg VA

    6. Joshua D Tharp b: ABT 1843 Private Company E 41st Georgia Infantry CSA, POW Perryville KY; shipped to Cairo Illinois; age 18; eyes gray; complexion light; hair dark; height 5' 9", no later record

      1900 Troup Georgia Census
      Joshua D Tharp    52  GA SC SC farmer
      Rejoiner Franklin 56  SC SC SC cousin
      Rebecka Franklin  53  SC SC SC cousin
      

    7. William Tharp b: 1846 in GA

    8. Pury Tharp b: 1848

    9. P. A. Tharp b: 1850

  2. Martha Tharpe m Henry Jeffares (see above)

  3. Pricilla Tharpe 1797 Fairfield SC - 1835 Fairfield SC
    buried Rock Creek Fairfield County SC
    m about 1815 Silas Ward Lyles.

    Children (see this and this):

    1. Dr. William Durham Lyles (1817 Fairfield, SC-1873 MS), Surgeon General of MS, m1 Martha Bonner m2 Mary Bibb

    2. Martha E. (Betsy) Lyles (1819 Fairfield SC- ) m Mitchell B Anderson

    3. John Tharp Lyles (1826 SC-1873 Navarro TX) m Julia Ann Davis

    4. Isaac Lyles (1829 Fairfield SC- ) This says he left MS for CA in 1850 and was never heard from again

    5. Eliza Lyles (1832 Fairfield SC- ) m Stewart

  4. Isaac Allen Tharpe (1809-1843)
    m Penina Ringer (1813 - 1904 Coryell, Gatesville Texas) dau of Nicholas Ringer
    See this

    1840 Chester SC Census, Isaac Tharp
                                         Males                               Females
    <5 5- 10- 15- 20- 30- 40- 50- 60- 70- 80- 90-  >  <5 5- 10- 15- 20- 30- 40- 50- 60- 70- 80- 90-  >
    10 15  20  30  40  50  60  70  80  90  100 100    10 15  20  30  40  50  60  70  80  90  100
     2  1  1           1                                  1              1
    

    1860 Heard Georgia Census
    Parnina Tharp 43 SC
    Rebecca Tharp 20 SC
    
    1870 Troup Georgia Census
    Pennina Tharp 52 f widow of Isaac Allen Tharp
    R C Tharp     28 f
    adjacent to widowed sister Martha
    who married Rbert Durham Allen Tharp
    

    Children of Isaac Allen Tharp and Penina Ringer:

    1. Robert Jackson Allen Tharp (1835 SC-1916 TX)
      see this
      m 1858 Mary Claire Dansby (1843-1920 Coryell Texas)

      • 1st Sergeant, 2nd Lieutenant 56th Georgia Infantry, Company K

      • volunteer May 12 1862 Franklin GA, for 3 years Franklin GA, bounty due $50 paid $50

      • POW captured Buzzard's Roost, GA May 12 1864 forwarded to Louisville KY May 16-18 1864

      • POW Roll at Nashville TN May 16 1864, forwarded to Louisville KY

      • Register of POW received at Military Prison Louisville KY, May 12 1864, discharged Johnson Island May 21, 1864

      • 2nd Lt Robert J A Tharpe, Roll of Prisoners at Military Prison, recvd May 17 1864, sent Johnson Island, MAy 21 1864

      • 2nd Lt Robt J A Tharp appears on roll of Prisoners forwarded from Military Prison Louisville KY to Johnson's Island, roll dated May 21 1864

      • Roll of prisoners of war at Depot Prisoners of War, near Sandusky Ohio, captured Buzzard's Roost Ga, MAy 12 1864, released June 15, 1865

      • R.J.A. Tharp, 2nd Lt 56th GA reg appears on an inspection report of Cumming's Brigade, Stevenson's Division Atlanta,m Aug 20, 1864, absent prisoner of war

      • R.J.A. Tharp, 2nd Lt 56th GA reg appears on an inspection report of Cumming's brigade commanded by Col. C. M. Shelley near Lovejoy Station, Sept 16 1864, absent Prisoner of war

      • Oath of Allegiance, Johnson Island, Ohio, June 15, 1864, residence Franklin GA, age 30, complexion florid, hair sandy, eyes blue, height 6', captured Buzzard's Roost May 12 1864

      • R.J.A. Tharp private Company K 56th Remt Ga Vols appears on a list of effective men present and furloughed July 23, 1863.

      1860 Heard Georgia Census
      Robert J Tharp    25 SC
      Mary C A Tharp    17 GA
      Daniel Tharp       1 GA
      Camella F Tharp 2.12 GA
      
      1880 Bell Texas Census
      R. J. A. Tharp   45 SC SC SC
      Mary C. A. Tharp 37 GA SC GA
      Daniel Tharp     21 GA SC GA
      Endora Tharp     18 AR SC GA
      Mary T. Tharp    14 GA SC GA
      Robert Tharp     12 GA SC GA
      Joshua Tharp     11 GA SC GA
      Eujenia Tharp     8 GA SC GA
      John Tharp        7 AL SC GA
      Exer Tharp        5 AL SC GA
      Edward Tharp      3 TX SC GA
      Walter Tharp    10M TX SC GA
      
      1900 Coryell Texas Census, Gatesville
      R J A Tharp      65 SC SC SC
      Mary C A Tharp   57 GA SC GA married 42 years
                                   11 children 10 surviving
      Walter C A Tharp 20 TX SC GA
      Dosia E Tharp    19 TX SC GA
      
      1910 Coryell Texas Census, Gatesville
      Robert Tharp 75 SC SC SC
      Mary E Tharp 67 GA SC GA married 51 years
                               11 children 9 surviving
      

      1. Isaac Daniel Tharp (1859 Heard GA - 1942 Coryell TX)
        buried Turnersville Cemetery, Turnersville Texas

        1900 Coryell Texas Census
        Isaac Dan Tharp 41 GA SC GA farmer
        Henrietta       31 MS GA MS married 13 years
                                    6 children 5 surviving
        Amie Bertha     12 TX GA MS
        Isaac D          8 TX GA MS
        Minnie Mae       6 TX GA MS
        William Floyd    4 TX GA MS
        Robert H         1 TX GA MS
        adjacent to father above
        
        1910 Coryell Texas Census
        Isaac D Thorp     50 GA SC GA farmer
        Henry Etta Thorp  40 MS GA MS
        Annie B Thorp     22 TX GA MS
        D Thorp           18 TX GA MS
        Minnie M Thorp    16 TX GA MS
        William F Thorp   14 TX GA MS
        Robert H Thorp    11 TX GA MS
        Fannie F Thorp     7 TX GA MS
        Etta E Thorp       5 TX GA MS
        Daniel T Thorp     2 TX GA MS
        Horace N Thorp 11/12 TX GA MS
        
        1920 Coryell Texas Census
        Dan I Tharp      60 GA SC GA farmer
        Etter H Tharp    50 MS GA MS
        Bertha A Tharp   31 TX GA MS
        Minnie M Tharp   25 TX GA MS
        Robert H Tharp   21 TX GA MS
        Florence F Tharp 16 TX GA MS
        Etta E Tharp     15 TX GA MS
        Daniel T Tharp   12 TX GA MS
        Horace N Tharp   10 TX GA MS
        
        1930 Coryell Texas Census
        Isaac D Tharp 70 GA NC GA
        Etta Tharp    60 MS MS MS
        Etta E Tharp  25 TX GA MS teacher public school
        

      2. Camella Fannie A Tharp (1861 Heard GA -

      3. Endora Tharp (1862

      4. Mary Lou Tharp (1865-1906 Bosque TX)
        m 1888 Isaac Larkin McClendon (1853 LA-1929 McLennan TX)

        1900 Collin Texas Census
        Isach McClendon  47 LA GA GA
        Lula McClendon   33 GA GA GA
        Esther McClendon 10 TX LA GA
        Wesley McClendon  8 TX LA GA
        Larkin McClendon  6 TX LA GA
        Marvin McClendon  2 TX LA GA
        
        1900 Bosque Texas Census
        Isaac L McClendon 57 LA GA GA widower farmer
        Esther McClendon  19 TX LA GA
        Wesley McClendon  18 TX LA GA
        Larkin McClendon  16 TX LA GA
        Margrin McClendon 12 TX LA GA
        

        Children (see this):

        1. Martha Ester McClendon (1890 Coryell TX- )

        2. Robert Wesley McClendon (1892 Scurry TX- )

        3. Isaac Larkin McClendon (1893 Montague TX- )

        4. Marvin Jackson McClendon (1898 Collin TX- )

      5. Robert D. A. Tharp (1868 Heard GA -
        m1 Florence V ?
        m2 Katherine Othella Rattan (1877-Navarro TX-1969 Travis TX)

        1900 Coryell Texas Census
        Robert D Tharp     32 m GA SC GA
        Florence V  Tharp  36 f AL AL AL married 6 years
                                         3 children 2 surviving
        Maurice A Tharp     5 m TX GA AL
        Ruel A Tharp     6/12 m TX GA AL
        adjacent to father above
        
        1910 Coryell Texas Census, Gatesville
        R D A Tharp 42 GA GA GA merchant dry goods
        Kate Tharp  32 TX TX TX
        
        1920 Coryell Texas Census, Gatesville
        R D A Tharp      52 GA GA GA merchant dry goods
        Kate Tharp       42 TX TX SC
        R D A Tharp 5 10/12 TX TX GA
        
        1930 Coryell Texas Census, Gatesville
        Robert D A Tharp 62 GA GA GA farmer
        Ruel A Tharp     29 TX GA AL son freighter truck line
        Laura E Tharp    26 TX GA AL dau teaching public school
        Melvin R A Tharp 23 TX GA AL son  teaching public school
        Addie N Tharp    28 TX GA GA daughter-in-law  teaching public school
        

      6. Joshua Tharp (1869-

        1900 Coryell Texas Census
        Josh F Thorp 31 GA GA GA farmer
        Annie Thorp  20 TX GA TN
        
        1920 Coryell Texas Census
        J F A Tharp 50 GA GA GA farmer
        Josh Tharp  18 TX TX TX
        Daisy Tharp 16 TX TX TX
        
        1930 Lynn Texas Census
        Josh F Tharp 60 GA GA GA farmer
        Daisy Tharp  26 TX GA TX
        

      7. Eugenia Tharp (1872 Heard GA - 1946 Coryell TX)
        m Wiley Hiram Simpson (1866 MS - 1944 Coryell TX)
        see this

        1900 Coryell Texas Census
        Wyley H Simpson  32 MS MS MS farmer
        Eugenia Simpson  28 GA GA GA
        Hallie Simpson    5 TX MS GA
        Lottie Simpson 4/12 TX MS GA
        
        1920 Coryell Texas Census
        Wiley H Simpson  53 MS MS MS farmer
        Eugene P Simpson 48 GA GA GA
        Lottie Simpson   69 TX MS GA
        Rembert F Mose   46 AL AL AL laborer
        
        1930 Bosque Texas Census
        W H Simpson     63 MS MS MS salesman
        Eugenia Simpson 58 GA GA GA
        

        Children:

        1. Hallie Simpson (1895 Coryell TX- )

        2. Lottie Simpson (1900 Coryell TX- )

      8. John Tharp (1873 AL -

      9. Exer Tharp (1875 AL -

      10. Edward Tharp (1877 TX -

      11. Walter C A Tharp (1879 TX -

        1910 Coryell Texas Census
        Walter C Thorp 30 TX SC GA farmer
        Addi C Thorp   26 TX IN TX
        Minnie J Thorp  6 TX TX TX
        Eva Thorp       2 TX TX TX
        
        1920 Eastland Texas Census
        Walter Clamba Thorp 29 TX SC GA carpenter
        Addie Coyell Thorp  36 TX IN TX
        Tommie Thorp        16 TX TX TX
        Era Thorp           12 TX TX TX
        Odie Thorp      6 5/12 TX TX TX
        
        1930 Tom Green Texas Census
        W C Tharp   50 TX GA GA carpenter
        Addie Tharp 47 TX IN TX
        Osie Tharp  17 TX TX TX
        Roy Tharp    6 TX TX TX
        

      12. Dosia E Tharp (1881 TX - ) m Willis b Turner

        1910 Coryell Texas Census
        Willis B Purner 38  MS MS MS farmer
        Docie E Purner  29  TX SC GA
        Exa E Purner     7  TX MS TX
        
        1920 Coryell Texas Census
        Willis B Turner 48  MS MS MS farmer
        Dosia E Turner  39  TX SC GA
        Exa E Turner    17  TX MS TX
        Tura M Turner    7  TX MS TX
        Ball M Turner   52  MS MS MS
        
        1930 Coryell Texas Census
        Willie B Turner 58 MS MS MS farmer
        Dosia E Turner  49 TX GA GA
        Eva E Turner    27 TX MS TX
        Laura M Turner  17 TX MS TX
        Daniel M Turner 62 MS MS MS brother laborer
        

    2. Rebecca Tharp (bc 1840- )
      Appears on the 1860 Heard County Ga with mother Pennina
      Appears on the 1870 Troup County Ga with mother Pennina

  5. Eliza Tharp (?-
    Under guardianship of older brother Robert Durham Allen Tharp in 1825
    a female born between 1810 and 1820 appears on John Allen Tharp's 1820 Fairfield SC census record

  6. Joshua Tharp (
    Under guardianship of older brother Robert Durham Allen Tharp in 1825
    Two males born between 1810 and 1820 appears on John Allen Tharp's 1820 Fairfield SC census record. These are likely Isaac (1808-1843) and this Jacob (born between 1810 and 1820)

John Allen Tharp was apparently a prolific surveyor. In the South Carolina Archives there are 36 surveys performed by "John A. Tharpe" from 1810 to 1823. These were mostly performed in Fairfield County SC and only one in Newberry County SC.

He also was a witness to the will of David Montgomery in 1808 in Fairfield SC.

John Allen Tharpe is credited with creating a map of Fairfield County SC.

Fairfield District[t], South Carolina surveyed by John Allen Tharp, 1820 ; improved for Mills' Atlas, 1825.

Mills, Robert, 1782-1855.
CREATED/PUBLISHED:1825
NOTES:
Title and date from Stephenson's Civil War Maps, 1989.
Reference: LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), S139
Description derived from published bibliography.
"Approved, C. R. Sute[r], 1st Lt., U.S. [Enrs], Chf. Engr., [D. S.]"
Pen and ink tracing of the eastern three-fourths of a map in Robert Mills's Atlas of the State of South Carolina . . . Baltimore, F. Lucas, Jr. [1825]
LC copy imperfect: Left and right borders trimmed.
Scale [ca. 65,000]. 2 miles to an inch.
SUBJECTS: Fairfield County (S.C.)--Maps, Manuscript. United States--South Carolina--Fairfield County.
MEDIUM: 1 map ; 42 x 44 cm., on sheet 45 x 62 cm.
CALL NUMBER: G3913.F3 1820 .M5 Vault : Sher 139
REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650
DIGITAL ID: g3913f cws00139 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3913f.cws00139

Map Legend Close-up

Close-up of John Allen Tharp's Home

At left center edge of the map above.

Currently at the intersection of:

East-West SC Highway 34 (between Winnsboro and Newberry)
and
north-south SC 215 (Monticello Road, north from Columbia)

Location called "Salem Crossroads"

John Allen Tharp's wife Mary Durham was the daughter of Joshua Durham 1748 m Mary Jackson (see this) who was the daughter of William Jackson and Susanna Worsham dau of Georga Worsham. Mary Durham is identified in the 1816 will of her father Joshua Durham:

"Estate sale on 28 May 1816 amounted to $3,670.03. Estate was administered by son, Joshua Durham, Jr, and son-in-law, William Dansby. Widow Mary signed over her legal one-third to her five children: Joshua Durham, Jr; Mary, wife of John A. Tharp; Sarah, wife of William F. Emerson; Priscilla, wife of William Dansby; and Susannah, wife of John James who each received $557.29. Tharp family records indicate that Joshua Durham, Sr was a brother to Capt. Charnel Durham, also of Fairfield County, the Revolutionary War hero."

Joshua Durham was the son of John Durham (see this) (1724 Richmond City VA-1761) and Sarah Hightower (1731 Richmond City VA.- ). Sarah Hightower was the daughter of Charnel Hightower (1694- Richmond City VA-1762) and Sarah Stone Glascock (1707 Richmond City VA. John Durham was the son of Thomas Durham Sr. (1690 Richmomd City VA-1734) and Mary Smoot (1693-1750). He was the son of Thomas Durham Jr. (1660-1714) Dorothy Gilbert Smoot (1663- ) who was the son of Govenor Henry Durham (1635 Port Royal Bermuda-1690) Govenor of Bermuda 1682-3 who married in 1660 Judith Hunt who was the daughter of of Bermuda Govenor (between 1636-1647) Richard Hunt and Frances Grimsditch. Govenor Henry Durham's father was Thomas Durham (1604 Pittington Durham England-1653 Port Royal Bermuda) and grandfather was Thomas or William Durham 1578-1653 Port Royal Bermuda) m Margaret Johnson.

In Orange County NC 1763-1776:

John Allen Tharp is on a petition (here) for the formation of a new couunty in 1776.

"The distinctive name 'John Allen Tharp' appears in this Orange County road petition, Aug 1763 ...Ordered that William Rankin, John Satterfield, James Satterfield, Jr., Bidwell Satterfield, Hosea Tapley, John Camp, Henry Ford, Edward Moore, David Vanhook, Thomas Flynn, Henry Gold, Joseph King, John Allen Tharp, Samuel Fulton, Elijah Eastwood, Benjamin Tharpe and Jacob Garnett … lay open a road..." See this.


6.0 Refutations of Aunt Martha Brown

  1. Refutation #1: John Allen Tharp served in the NC Continental Line

    In Aunt Martha Brown's remembrances (perhaps enhanced by Nancy Rrosser), it is stated that John Allen Tharp served in a NC regiment in the American Revolution. Here is the data from footnote.com:

    John Tharp
    Private Montfort's Company
    Enlisted 1 June '79
    Desd 22 Nov '79

    Monfort's Company of the 10th Regiment North Carolina Line

    According to this:

    Roster of the 10th Regiment - Col. Abraham Shepard

    The 10th North Carolina Regiment was authorized on April 17, 1777 as an unit of the North Carolina State Troops named Sheppard's Regiment. The regiment was organized from 19 April to 1 July 1777 at Kinston, North Carolina from men from the northeastern region of the state of North Carolina and was adopted and assigned to the main Continental Army on 17 June 1777 as Sheppard's Additional Continental Regiment. The regiment did not see any action. The regiment was disbanded on June 1, 1778 at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

        Name and Rank    Company   Dates of Enlistment Period of Service Occurances
                                     and Commission    (W=for the War)
                                     War)
    Tharp, Chas., Pt. Montfort's    1 June 1779             W            Destd 23 Nov. 1779
    Tharp, Jno.,  Pt. Montfort's    1 June 1779             W            Destd 23 Nov. 1779
    

    "Destd" means deserted.

  2. Refutation #2 -- John Allen Tharp was from Granville NC

    
    The 1790 census of North Carolina Index shows:
    
    
    
    
    
    So there are 3 John Tharp's on the 1790 NC Census:
    
                            males   females other slaves
                           >16 <16
    Page  61 John Tharp     1   3    4       0      2 Franklin County, Halifax
    Page 177 John Tharpe    1   2    3       0      0 Rowan County, Salisbury
    Page  92 John Thorp Jr  ----- no data ----        Hillsborough District,
                                                             Granville County,
                                                             Tar River District
    Page  92 John Thorp Sr  ----- no data ----        Hillsborough District,
                                                      Granville County,
                                                      Tar River District
    
    also in Rowan are:
    Page 174 James Tharpe   1   1   2        0      0
    Page 174 Thos  Tharpe   2   3   1        0      0
    
    1. In 1800, there is no longer any Tharp in Franklin NC.
       No conclusion can be drawn from this.
    
    2. In 1800 a John Tharp is still in Rowan County Salisbury District
    
                    males    females
                  <10 10- 16- 26- 45& <10 10- 16- 26- 45&
                      15  25  44  up      15  25  44  up
     John Tharp    1           1       4   1   1   1
    
    Likely this is not John Allen Thorp who is clearly in Fairfield SC in 1800.
    
    3. In 1800 a John Tharp is still in Granville
    
                    males    females
                  <10 10- 16- 26- 45& <10 10- 16- 26- 45&
                      15  25  44  up      15  25  44  up
     John Tharp                    1               1   1
    
    Also, likely this is not John Allen Thorp who is clearly in Fairfield SC in 1800.
    But I will pursue this since this is the John Tharp alleged by Aunt Martha Brown.
    
    This says:
    
     1790 NC Granville Cty, Hillsborough dist. starts on pg 88.
     "NAMES TAKEN FROM CTY TAX LISTS so everything blank"
     [implies there are NO 1790 Granville Census records obtained by
      enumeration. They are tax records and hence have nothing but names]
    
    Here is what I find in Granville:
    Tar River District
    
     Thorp, John, Senr
     Thorp, John Jnr
    
     Regarding this John Thorp Senior and Junior in Tar River Granville NC
    
     From the Terry website:
    
     15 Dec 1792 Granville Co., NC: Deed Book N, p. 162, Indenture. John Thorp Sen to
     James Terry Sen for 60 pounds VA money, 120 acres of land beginning at Crooked Run
     then turning up Crooked Run to the mouth of the Big Branch and up said branch to a
     corner post tree and along a line of marked trees to Person's corner then along Person's
     line to a marked corner and back to the beginning. Wit: John Thorp Jr. /S/ John Thorp
     Sen.
    
     5 Jan 1793 Granville Co., NC: Deed Book N, p. 156, Indenture. John Thorp, Sen. of
     Granville Co. to John Thorp, Jr. for love and good wishes he beareth unto John Thorp Jr
     - land lying on the waters of Tar River at the Crook in said river on said Thorp's line
     thence to the big Branch and running along a line of marked trees to Person's line and
     north to Blodget's line then west to his corner thence back to Tar River and with the river
     to the first station 435 acres - and also one Negro boy named Major, after the death of
     aforesaid John Thorp Sen and his wife Sarah. Wit: Thomas Owen Sen, James Terry /S/
     John Thorp Sen.
    
    [So both John Thorp Senior and Junior are in Granville in 1792]
    
    
     (DPC_NOTE: Not sure if this was James Terry Sr. or Jr., as no differentiation was made
     and both were in Granville Co. at this time; John Thorp Sr. was most probably James
     Terry Sr.'s brother-in-law and James Terry Jr. was John Thorp Sr.'s son-in-law.)
    
     WILL: The will of James Terry Sr., proved Feb Court 1799, and dated 22 Feb 1797
     Granville Co., NC: wife unnamed, presumed deceased; sons William (mar. Minter),
     Stephen (mar. Clement), James (mar. Thorp), John (mar. Minter); dau's Sarah (mar.
     Clement), Mary (mar. Minter, mar. Strom), Elizabeth deceased (mar. Childs); all of the
     estate was sold including land, household goods, and slaves; 1/7th part each to
     descendants; wits John King and James Terry, Jr. Inventory of estate by James Terry, Jr.
     1 Jan 1799...
    
     ...The point is this, the writer sees, in 1786, James Terry Sr., from King William County,
     Virginia, James Terry Jr. who had married Sarah Thorp in 1780 and moved to the Tar
     River area with the Thorps (this is the James Terry who submitted the Rev. War Pension
     request above), thus making James Sr. and James Jr. father and son, and Rowland Terry,
     probably some relation, but not a son to James Sr. The will of James Sr, probated in
     1799 bears this out. Later I will discuss that Will and the two Stephens listed in the
     state 1786 and U.S. 1790 censuses.
    
     A look at the Granville marriage bonds shows: James married Sarah Thorp, 05 April
     1780;...
    
     TIMELINE:
     1778 Granville Co., NC: Book L, p. 295: Nathan Childs and wife Elizabeth sold land
     in Granville to John Thorp of Amelia County, VA.
    
     TIMELINE:
     2 Feb 1795 Granville Co., NC: Deed Book P. p. 127, Indenture. John Thorp Sen to his
     daughter Sarah Terry for the love and good will he hath unto her and for her better
     maintainance - one negro boy named Fill and also one negro girl named Amiat and after
     the death of said John Thorp and his wife Sarah another negro girl named Ann. The
     negro boy Fill is now in the posession of said Sarah Terry. Wit: John Thorp, John
     Clement. /S/ John Thorp.
    
     2 Dec 1797 Granville Co., NC: Deed Book Q, p. 138, Indenture. John Thorp Sen of
     Granville Co., N. C. and his daughter Martha Howard, for the love and good will he
     beareth unto this Martha Howard and for the better maintainance of the said Martha Howard,
     hath given, granted and confirmed unto her one negro man named Ben to her and her heirs
     forever to be in peaceable possession etc and also one negro woman named Delse. Ben to be
     hers at and after the death of John Thorp and Sarah Thorp his wife and Ben to remain in
     posession of said John Thorp and Sarah his wife until their death. The woman Delse is
     now in posession of Martha Howard. Wit: John Clement, James Terry.
     /S/ John Thorp Sen. Registered May Court 1798.
    
     [Martha was the wife of Littleton Howard, son of Groves and Hannah Allen. Groves and
     Francis Howard were half-brothers. Ann and Hannah Allen were sisters. Pat Oliver]
    
     19 Sept 1811 Granville Co., NC: Deed Book V, p. 269. John Thorp Sen of Granville
     Co. to his son Terry Thorp of the county of Ohio and the state of Kentucky for the love
     and good will he beareth unto the said Terry Thorp and for his better maintainance - one
     negro man named Henry after the death of said John Thorp. Wit: John Clement, James
     Terry. /S/ John Thorp Sen. Registered Nov Court 1811.
    
     [This Terry Thorp is the subject of much interest and perhaps a little controversy. His
     parents and their other children moved to Granville County, and Terry may have also, but
     by 1788, Terry was living in Charlotte County, VA in the company of four of his father's
     brothers. Some of his uncles fetched up in Washington Co., KY by
     about 1800 but Terry moved to Hardin County, KY around 1803. He retained close ties
     to his uncles, one of of them even provided for some of Terry's children in his
     Washington County will. Pat Oliver]
    
     19 Sept 1811 Granville Co., NC: Deed Book V, p. 270. John Thorp Sen of Granville
     Co. to his daughter Martha Howard of the county of Ohio and the state of Kentucky for
     the love and good will he beareth unto her and for her better maintainance - one negro
     girl named Febe and her increase after the death of said John Thorp Sen. Wit: John
     Clement Sen, James Terry. /S/ John Thorp Sen. Registered Nov Court 1811.
    
    The following places John Thorp Sr in Granville NC in 1811 and his son
    John Thorp Jr in Breckenridge County KY:
    
     
     19 Sept 1811 Granville Co., NC: Deed Book V, p. 270-1. John Thorp Sen of Granville
     Co. to John Thorp Jr of Breckinridge County, Ky for the love and good will he beareth
     unto the said John Thorp Jr and for his better
     maintainance - one negro boy named Peter after the death of said John Thorp Sen. Wit:
     John Clement Sen, James Terry. /S/ John Thorp Sen. Registered Nov Court 1811.
     
    
     James Terry married Sarah THORP, daughter of John THORP Sr. of Amelia/Granville and Sarah
     , on 5 Apr 1780 in Granville Co., NC. Sarah was born about 1761 in VA. She
     died Bet 1830/1840 in Granville Co., NC.
    
     DPC_NOTE: It is believed that Sarah Thorp's mother, Sarah, was a Terry; maybe even
     the sister of James Terry Sr. John and Sarah Thorp named a son Terry Thorp and the
     Terry name passes down through John and Sarah's descendants. Since none of John
     Thorp's siblings passed down the Terry name, it strongly points to Sarah as being the
     "source." If true, James Jr. married his first cousin (a common enough occurrence in this
     family during this period).
    
    
     MARRIAGE:
     Granville Co., NC Marriage Records: James Terry & Sarah Thorp; 5 Apr 1780;
     bondsman Terry Thorp.
    
     TAX_ROLL: [this is the source of the 1790 census data]
    
     1788 Granville County, NC (DPC_NOTE: John, Obediah, and Samuel were sons of
     Simon Clement. Simon's grandson, Stephen (son of John), would marry Elizabeth Terry,
     grand-daughter of James Terry and John Thorp):
    
     John Clement Knap of Leeds District
     Obediah Clement
     Samuel Clement
     Stephen Terry
     James Terry
    
     Tarr River District
     John Thorp Sr.
     John Thorp Jr.
     James Terry Island Creek District
     Roland Terry
     Stephen Terry
    
     The following places John Thorp Jr in Granville NC in 1803:
    
     MARRIAGE:
     Granville Co., NC Marriage Records: Stephen Clement & Elizabeth Terry; 15 Sep 1803;
     John Thorp Jr. bondsman, #6129; Green Merrit wit.
    
     DPC_NOTE: Stephen and Elizabeth were first cousins; John Thorp Jr. was the
     brother of both Stephen's mother and of Elizabeth's mother.
    
     Thus the Granville NC John Tharp Senior and Junior ARE NEITHER the John
     Allen Tharp of Fairfield County SC

    Notes on Robert Thorp in Granville NC 1730
    In Granville County NC from 1730 Robert Thorpe executes numerous
    land purchases. He dies circa 1753. Transactions, e.g.,
    
    From: http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/
    
    Date: 1/3/1732
    Description: THORP, ROBERT, ASSIGNEE OF THOMAS LOWNS, PLAN FOR 12,000 ACRES, COMPOSING A
    BARONY, ON OCATEE CREEK AND PORT ROYAL RIVER, GRANVILLE COUNTY, SURVEYED BY BARNABY BULL
    BELLINGER.
    See SC Archives
    which shows a 12,000 acre plot of land in the name of Robert Thorp
    
    This shows the Thorpe Barony
    was confiscated in 1782. On the "Lists of Loyalist Estates to be confiscated" which appeared in
    the Royal Gazette, a Loyalist newspaper then being published in Charlestown, monitored the
    proceedings at Jacksonburgh.  The newspaper first printed Rutledge's address, and
    later,on 20 March 1782, published lists of 227 persons purportedly named in the
    Confiscation Act.
    
    54.  Thorp’s Barony Property
    
    British Colonial Records 1734-35
    [June 25 1734] 225. List of several tracts of land taken up within the
    township of Purrysburgh. Given in reply to queries to Col.
    Purry. June 20th. Robert Thorpe, 12,000 acres, 3rd Jan., 1731
    (2) ; John Roberts, 12,000, 25th Feb., 173 ; Arthur Middleton,
    4705, 19th May, 1732 ; Paul Jennys, Speaker of Assembly, 3000,
    5th April, 1732 ; Col. Samuel Prfoleau, 3250, 20th June, 1732 ;
    Capt. Stephen Bull, 700, 7th April, 1732 ; Governor Johnson, 8000,
    9th Feb. 173 ; Col. Thomas Broughton, 4000, 26th Jan., 173|.
    The dates of the above tracts are, pursuant to the several
    certificates and plotts, returned into my office by my Deputys.
    Signed, 15th Sept., 1733, Charlestown, Ja. St. John, Surveyor
    Genl. Note. Col. John Fenwick survey'd, without any authority,
    and since H.M. purchase, for himself and Mr. Hudson two
    baronys, one whereof by computation is within six miles bound-
    ing of Purrysburgh, the plott of which Mr. Fenwick never
    returned into the King's Surveyor General's office. Endorsed,
    Reed., Read 25th June, 1734. 1 p. [C.O. 5, 363. ff. 75, 77 v.]
    
    More Robert Thorp data from http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/
    
    Date: 1737
    Description: THORPE, JOHN TO ROBERT THORPE, POWER OF ATTORNEY TO SELL LAND IN SOUTH
    CAROLINA AND RECEIVE DEBTS DUE HIM.
    
    Date: 1740-1741
    Description: THORP, JOHN BY ROBERT THORP, ATTY. TO WILLIAM BULL, JR., LEASE AND RELEASE
    FOR 126 ACRES OF LAND IN GRANVILLE COUNTY.
    
    Date: 1/19/1742
    Description: THORPE, JOHN, OF CHARLES TOWN, TO THOMAS THOMPSON, CLERK, BILL OF SALE FOR
    ONE SLAVE NAMED TOM. (2 PAGES)
    
    Date: 8/10/1747
    Description: THORPE, ROBERT, OF GRANVILLE COUNTY, TO JOHN THORPE, OF THE SAME COUNTY,
    BILL OF SALE FOR ONE NEGRO WOMAN NAMED LUCY. (2 PAGES)
    
    Date: 1753
    Description: SMITH, BENJAMIN, JOSEPH SHUTE AND ALEXANDER WOOD, SURVIVORS OF ROBERT
    THORPE VS JOHN CONNOR, JUDGMENT ROLL.
    
    Between 1753 and 1765 there are many judgements against Robert Thorpe and survivors
    
    Date: 1773-1774
    Description: THORP, JOHN TO SAMUEL CHOLLET, MORTGAGE.
    

Extra Tharps:

Presley A Tharp 1840 Lee County GA
                                     Males                               Females
                 <5 5- 10- 15- 20- 30- 40- 50- 60- 70- 80- 90-  >  <5 5- 10- 15- 20- 30- 40- 50- 60- 70- 80- 90-  >
                    10 15  20  30  40  50  60  70  80  90  100 100    10 15  20  30  40  50  60  70  80  90  100
Presly A Tharp      3   1               1                                 2  3   1        1
Willis A Tharp   1      1           1                                  1                  1

1840 Macon County GA
Presly Tharp Sr                                     1                                                 1
Elias A Tharp           1   1               1                          1  1  2   2        1


the following person is a potential John Allen Tharp daughter born circa 1810-11:
1850 Fairfield SC
G W Woodward     32 b Fairfield
Sarah H Woodward 35 b Fairfield
Susan D Woodward  1 b Winnsboro
Susan A T Tharp  39 b Fairfield

1860 Fairfield
G W Woodward     43 SC $13,350 Clerk of County
Sarah H Woodward 46 SC
Susan D Woodward 11 SC
Mary S Woodward   9 SC
George C Woodward 7 SC
John J Woodward   4 SC
Susan P D Tharpe 50 SC

end of Tharpe data


  7.0 Cochran

Samuel Cochran ( - 1791 Oglethorpe County GA)
  • Samuel Cochran, Jr (1772 VA - 1850 Oglethorpe GA)
    • John Cochran (1801 Oglethorpe GA - 1882 DeKalb GA)
      • Parizade Cochran (1841 DeKalb GA - 1917 DeKalb GA)

The John Cochran (shown to the left) who was the father of Parizade Cochran -- wife of Bennett Rainey Jeffares (see above Henry Harvey Jeffares section) -- was an early settler of Dekalb County Georgia. He and his wife Julia Sims moved to Dekalb in early 1820s from Oglethorpe County Georgia and settled on land orginally granted to the Goza family.

The Cochran Family of Oglethorpe County originated with Samuel Cochran of Oglethorpe County Georgia, a son of Samuel Cochran of Campbell County Virginia. John Cochran moved from Oglethorpe County Georgia to DeKab County Georgia as did his older sister Polly and younger brother Seaborn. Polly married John Hardman (1793-1879). Seaborn Cochran (1804-1892) married Clara Harris (1808-1864) in 1827 in Oglethorpe County Georgia and lived in Decatur Georgia.

From: A Tentative Reconstruction of the Family of Samuel Cochran, Jr. 1993: By Mary Gregg. Received by e-mail, March 1997 found at http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3079997&id=I35255 says:

"Samuel Cochran made his will in 1791 making bequests to his wife Marah, and to his children Elizabeth, Jennet, Thomas, John, Samuel, William, and Micajah. He nominated his son John and "my friend" Benjamin Baldwin to act as his wife's executors. For some reason, Balwin did not accept the trust, and in July 1792, John and Mary cochrane qualified as executors, with John McElroy as their security. Mary Sapp writes that "there is a power of attorney in Charlotte County, Virginia, from Mary Ramsey to her "friend" Samuel Cochran, appointing him to go to the province of Pennsylvania and receive whatever was due her from the estate of her former husband, Thomas Hunter. My theory is that this mary Ramsey was the mother, and Thomas Hunter the father of Mary/Marah, the wife of Samuel Cochran, Sr. The evidence to support my theory is slim, but Samuel and Mary did name their oldest child Thomas, and the given name "Hunter" survives in my branch (William Cochran) to this day. Hunter Cochran, a member of the Ole Miss "Oxford Blues" was killed at the battle of Gettysburg."

[See: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=COC&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSst=48&GScntry=4&GSsr=641&GRid=92987832&
William Hunter Cochran
Birth: 1835 Death: Jul. 15, 1863
Note: , Date Of Burial :, Confederate Soldier State : Mississippi Regiment : 11th Company : A, Ref: Cemetery Records
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=COC&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSst=48&GScntry=4&GSsr=641&GRid=92987832&
Burial: Hollywood Cemetery Richmond Richmond City Virginia, USA Plot: Section: Gettysburg Section Lot: 1

Compiled Military Service Record:

In Goggle books;

"Catalogue of the University of Mississippi at University P.O., Near Oxford, Miss", page 46
...
"Class of 1862 (exercises closed from fall 1861 to fall 1865)
William Hunter Cochran (killed at Gettysburg CSA) Marshall County"

Company A 11th Miss Reg of Infantry: University Greys (raised in Lafayette County, MS) [Cosmopolitan rank & file]

Other possible descendants of Samuel Cochran of Oglethorpe County Georgia are discussed below.

Samuel Cochran ( - 1791 Oglethorpe County GA)

There are several detailed discussions about John Cochran's grandfather Samuel Cochran on genforum.com. This Samuel died in 1791 in Oglethorpe County Georgia. Here are a few of the basic postings:

Samuel Cochran, Jr (1772 VA - 1850 Oglethorpe GA)

 
Below are rather conflicting discussions on the wives and children of Samuel Cochran of Oglethrope GA:
 

  • http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3079997&id=I35253

    Mary Gregg 1997

    Samuel COCHRAN
    Birth: ABT. 1772 in Virginia
    Death: MAR 1850 in Ogelthorpe County, Georgia

    Father: Samuel COCHRAN b: ABT. 1744 in Virginia
    Mother: Marah UNKNOWN b: ABT. 1745 in Virginia
    Marriage 1 Rhoda SCOGGINS
    Married: 2 OCT 1797 in Ogelthorpe county, Georgia 1

    There is no other mention of rhoda scoggins in any will or deed. When Samuel died in 1850, his wife's name was Sarah, but the record of their marriage has not been found.

    Children

    1. Mary "Polly" COCHRAN b: ABT. 1799 in Newton, Georgia
    2. John COCHRAN b: ABT. 1803 in Newton, Georgia
    3. Seaborn COCHRAN b: 29 MAR 1804 in Ogelthorpe County, Georgia

  • http://genforum.genealogy.com/cochran/messages/623.html

    Feb 14 1999

    Ronald, I believe your Thomas G. Cochran was the son of Samuel Cochran and Sarah (Sally) Furlow. Samuel died before March 18, 1808, on which date his estate in Greene Co., Ga., was appraised. He left at least two children: Neal F. Cochran and Thomas G. Cochran.

    Samuel Cochran and Sally Furlow were married March 23, 1802, in Greene Co., Ga., so the date of birth of ca 1807 for your Thomas G. would fit.

    After Samuel Cochran's death, Sally (Furlow) Cochran married Older (various sp.) NEAL.

    Mary Gregg

  • http://genforum.genealogy.com/cochran/messages/3916.html

    June 2, 2004

    Molly, I'm sorry, but I don't know where Samuel who married Sally Furlow came from.

    I do think that Sarah Cochran of Oglethorpe County, 1850, and of Jackson County, Georgia, in 1860 [NO this is in Oglethorpe County -- NOT Jackson County], must have been the widow of Samuel Cocharn who died testate in Oglethorpe County in March, 1850 (1850 Mortality Schedule of Oglethorpe County). In his will, this Samuel mentioned his wife Sarah, and he made Charles T. Glenn his executor. In 1860, Sarah Cochran is living in the household headed by Charles T. Glenn in Jackson County [NO this is in Oglethorpe County -- NOT Jackson County].

    I have never been able to find a marriage record for this Samuel Cochran to anyone named Sarah or Sally. I think he is the man who married Rhoda Scoggin in Oglethorpe County - late 1790s, I'm not looking up exact date - but maybe Rhoda died and he married Sarah. But where and when????

    Mary Gregg

  • http://genforum.genealogy.com/cochran/messages/3915.html

    June 1,2004

    Where did this Samuel Cochran that married Sally Furlow in Greene Co. come from? I am trying to find the origin of the widow, Sarah, that Oglethorpe Co.'s Samuel Cochran left in 1850. She was his second wife and there were many children that I do not know. The only one I know for sure was Sarah who married Charles T. Glenn.

    Any info appreciated. Too many cochrans and they all named their children the same names.

    Molly Cchran Clay

  • http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.georgia.counties.oglethorpe/2081.1.1.1/mb.ashx

    Re: Samuel Cochran b. abt 1772 VA d. 1850 Oglethorpe, GA molly_clay

    July 9 2007

    The first child was Mary (Polly) born 9/16/1798 in Oglethorpe Co. She married John Hardman, Nov. 25, 1815, in Oglethorpe Co. She died July 19, 1871 in Dekalb.

    The second child was a boy and did not live.

    The third was John, born Nov. 10,1801, in Oglethorpe and died Dec. 8, 1882 in Dekalb.

    The third was my GG grandfather, Seaborn, born March 29, 1804 in Oglethorpe and died March 16, 1892 in Dekalb. This is the murky one. If Samuel did marry Sally Furlow from Greene Co. on March 23, 1802, then Seaborn is Sally's and it looks like Rhoda died after John was born.

    [Note: Gregg's information denies this and says Sally Furlow m a Samuel Cochran in Greene County GA in 1802, had two sons Thomas and Neal and died in testate in 1808 (see above); Sally Cochran then married Neal Alder in 1811 (see below)]

    My family lore has it that these were the three children, but a review of census info shows a lot more coming along in future years. Samuel's will did not name his children, only Sarah his wife. These are the three who moved to Dekalb. The others seemed to stay put or go farther afield.

    So, Mary and John belonged to Rhoda for sure. John married Julia Sims in Oglethorpe.

    this should get you started down some new lines...

  • http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.georgia.counties.oglethorpe/2081.1.1.1.3.1.1.2/mb.ashx

    Re: Samuel Cochran b. abt 1772 VA d. 1850 Oglethorpe, GA

    molly_clay

    July 2 2008

    "Mary "Polly" was from the first marriage to Rhoda Scoggins. I am conjecturing, having looked at many census pages for Oglethorpe and Greene Co. GA that the second wife, Sarah of the will, was Sarah Furlow from Greene Co. who married Samuel in 1802. If that is indeed true, then my gggrandfather Seaborn belonged to Sarah not to Rhoda and so would all the other girls. Family lore has it that Seaborn belonged to Rhoda. If so, he had to be born before the 1802 marriage. Rhoda had Mary born in 1798, an unknown male born before 1800, John born in 1801 and ??Seaborn born in 1804. Neal Furlow Cochran, b. abt. 1808, appears in Oglethorpe Co. censuses and is the right age to have been Samuel's son and if so that would confirm the Sarah Furlow connection. [Note: this conjecture is denied by Mary Gregg's two wills above. One for a Samuel Cochramn in Greene County in 1808 and another Samuel Cochran will in Oglethorpe on 1850] After William, Sam's brother, left Oglethorpe, Samuel was the only Cochran there, so I suspect all Cochrans in the early and middle 1800s belonged to him. Neal died young between 1855-1860 and I have searched Furlow records but cannot make definitive connection. If anyone can help, I would love it."

  • http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.georgia.counties.oglethorpe/2081.1.1.1.3.1/mb.ashx

    Re: Samuel Cochran b. abt 1772 VA d. 1850 Oglethorpe, GA

    molly_clay

    Jun 30 2008

    I only have the names of three daughters and these came from the Oglethorpe Co. marriage records based on year of marriage and the early census showing a lot of daughters. Who knows how many made it to adultHood.

    There is no Emma to my knowledge but as I said, a lot of the girls remain un-named.

    I have Mary, aka Polly, born 6 Sep 1798 in Oglethorpe Co, married John Hardman; Elizabeth born between 1810-1820 married Luke Johnson; Martha born 17 July 1821, married Egbert Mark Harwell; and Sarah e, born abt 1824, married Charles T. Glenn, the executor of Samuel's will and with whom the widow Sarah lived until her death.

     [ NOTE: I can identify ten potential children of Samuel married in Oglethorpe:

    1. Elizabeth (m Luke Johnson, 1828);
    2. Martha (m. Egbert Harwell, 1838);
    3. Lewis (m. Barbara Glenn, 1840)
    4. Green H (m. Emeline Sansing, circs 1841)
    5. Sarah (m. Charles T.Glenn, 1840)
    6. Caroline (m. Jacob Meadows 1830)
    7. Maybe Neal, who married in Greene County in 1832

    There also is Nancy (m Jaby King, 1818), BUT she is the daughter of Samuel's brother William

     The above are NOT confirmed as Samuel's children. Plus three Oglethorpe known children of Samuel:

    1. Polly (m. Hardman, 1815)
    2. John (m Julia Sims, 1824)
    3. Seaborn (m. Clary Harris, 1827)

     --- end parks' NOTE]

Relevant Cochran Marriages in Georgia

      Samuel Cochran and Relations Census Data

1800 Oglethorpe County

               ---------males----------  ----------females--------
               0-9 10-15 16-25 26-44 45+ 0-9 10-15 16-25 26-44 45+ others slaves
William Cochran 1    0     0     1   0    1    0     1     0    0    0      1
Samuel Cochran  1    0     0     1   0    1    0     1     0    0    0      4

 1800 -- 1 son 1 daughter. Polly b 1798 and ? 

1810 Oglethorpe Census lost

1820 Oglethorpe Census

Samuel Cockcoran

Free White Males
0-9 10-15 16-18 16-25 26-44 45+
 3    1     1     1     0    1
Free White Females
0-9 10-15 16-25 26-44 45+
 4    0     0     1    0
Male Slaves
0-13 14-25 26-44 45+
 2     2     1    0
Female Slaves
0-13 14-25 26-44 45+
 1     0     1    0

 1820 -- 5 sons 4 daughters -- some could be grand children.

1. Daughter Polly b 1799 (m Hardman was gone in 1815).

2. Son John b. 1801 m 1824
   could be the 16-18 and 16-25
   these ranges overlap and are counted twice

3. Son Seaborn b 1804 m 1827
   could be the 10-15

Still there are 3 more sons not identified.
They could be:

4. Green H.  b. 1818 mc 1841
   could be on the 1820 census (could be 1 0-9 som in 1820)
5. Lewis b 1820 mc 1840 could be on the 1820 census
   could be 1 0-9 som in 1820
6. Neal b 1807 could be on the 1820 census ?

Four more daughters are unidentified:

 7. Elizabeth b 1809 (m Luke Johnson)
    could be on the 1820 census
 8. Caroline b 1812 (m Jacob Meadows)
    could be on the 1820 census
 9. Martha b 1821 (m Egbert Harwell)
    could NOT be on the 1820 census
10. Sarah b. 1824 (m Charles T Glenn)
    could NOT be on the 1820 census

From this list of ten conjectured children 5 sons and only
2 daughters fit. Two daughter would be missing.
More Oglethorpe Censuses for Samuel Cochran |FREE WHITE MALES |FREE WHITE FEMALES | 5 10 15 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 | 5 10 15 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 |to to to to to to to to to to to to 100|to to to to to to to to to to to to 100 |5 10 15 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 up |5 10 15 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 up 1830 Samuel Cochran . 2 . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . 1 2 2 . . . 1 . . . . . .
1830 -- 3 sons 5 daughters Son John is already in DeKalb
1840 Samuel Cochran . . . . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . . 1 1 . . . 1 . . . . . 1840 -- 1 son 2 daughters 1850 Sarah Cockran 63 F Farmer 1500 SC [only other Cochran in Oglethorpe is Neal F Cochran ] 1860 Oglethorpe Georgia Charles T Glenn 44 GA farmer 2,200 1,600 Sarah E Glenn 34 GA [Molly clay suggests this is a Cochran daughter see above and http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/1025751/person/-1569754641] William H Glenn 18 GA [Company K 6th Georga Infantry enlisted May 28 1861 died Aug 4 1861] Samuel T Glenn 16 GA Sarah E Glenn 14 GA Lucy A Glenn 13 GA Martha E Glenn 16 GA Benjamin F Glenn 8 GA Charles L Glenn 6 GA Susan A Glenn 1 GA adjacent Sarah Cochran 74 SC 0 2,500 <------- wife of Samuel Cochran bc 1786 SC

Ten children are listed in 1820 -- 6 sons and 4 daughters.
Here are ten possible I have identified:

  1. Polly Cochran m John Hardman 1815
  2. John Cochran m Julie Sims 1824
  3. Seaborn Cochran m Clary Harris 1827
  4. Elizabeth B. Cochran m Luke Johnson 1828

    The children below would be on the 1830 census 3 sons and 5 daughters. The list below is still short 2 daughters.

  5. Caroline Cochran m Jacob Meadows 1830
  6. Neal Cochran m Martha A. Nunnally 1832 in Greene County
  7. Martha Cochran m Egbert M. Harwell 1838
  8. Lewis F. Cochran m Barbara M. Glenn 1840
  9. Sarah Cochran m Charles T. Glenn 1840
  10. Green m Emeline Sansing in MS circa 1841

Of these, Neal is the least likely -- owing to Mary Greeg's inclusion of Neal in a will appraisal in 1808 as a son of a Samuel Cochran in Greene county. Our Samuel lived until 1850 in Oglethorpe as stated below.

The 1850 Oglethorpe Mortality Schedule says:

COHORN, Samuel 78 M W Born: VA Died: Feb Occupation: Farmer Cause of Death: C Number of Days Ill: 13 days

Children of Samuel Cochran and Rhoda Scoggins

  1. Mary "Polly" COCHRAN (1799 in Newton, Georgia- 1871 GA)

    Married John "Johnnie" HARDMAN (1793 in Newberry District, South Carolina - 1879 GA)
    Married on 25 NOV 1815 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia. Both are buried at the Old Hardman Cemetery in Decatur GA.

    John "Johnny" Hardman (1783-1879)

    From Tony Sills data on John Hardman at findagrave.com:

    Birth: Feb. 15, 1793, USA
    Death: Jul. 24, 1879
    Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA

    Johnny was the son of Uriah Hardman and Frances Chandler Hardman, also the brother of Namon Hardman and Elizabeth Hardman Powell. Johnny married Polly (Mary) Cochran November 18, 1815 in Oglethorpe County, GA. Johnny was formerly of Washington, GA. and the grandson of John and Elizabeth Hardman of Halifax Co., VA.

    Inscription:

    In Memory of John Hardman aged 86 years, 5 months, and 9 days.

    Burial: Old Hardman Cemetery, North Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA

    1820 Oglethorpe County Georgia Census, Lexington
    John Hardman
    Free White Males
    0-9 10-15 16-18 16-25 26-44 45+
     1    0     0     0     1    0
    Free White Females
    0-9 10-15 16-25 26-44 45+
     1    0     1     0    0
    
    1850 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Browning's
    John Hardman    57 SC
    Polly Hardman   51 GA
    Frances Hardman 21 GA
    Mary Hardman    18 GA
    Martha Hardman  15 GA
    Jane Hardman    10 GA
    
    1860 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Browning's
    John Hardman      67 SC 1,600 58,000
    Polly Hardman     62 GA
    Francis E Hardman 31 GA
    Jane Hardman      19 GA
    
    1870 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Browning's
    John Hardman      77 SC 600 200
    Polly Hardman     72 GA
    Frances E Hardman 37 GA
    

    Children:

    1. Ewell Chandler HARDMAN (1816 in Ogelthorpe County, Georgia - 1883 GA)

      Soldier 38th Georgia.

      • Enlisted 38th Georgia Infantry Company A Sept 26 1861 Dekalb County Georgia
      • Muster Roll Nov-Dec 1861
      • Muster Roll Jan-Feb 1862
      • Muster Roll Mar-Apr 1862
      • Register of sick and wounded Lovington Hospital Winchester VA Aug 9 - Aug 20 1862
      • Register of discharged soldiers Oct 10 1862

      See letter below under son "Uriah" about Ewell's illness.

      Marriage 1839 Susan Alberta ADAMS (1821 GA-1901 GA). Both Ewell and Susan are buried at Prospect Methodist Church in Chamblee GA.

      1850 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Shallowford
      E C Hardeman     33 GA
      Susan A Hardeman 29 GA
      Martha S Hardeman 9 GA
      John W Hardeman   6 GA
      James Hays       76 NC
      
      1860 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Shallowford
      E C Hardman      43 GA 1,000 400 farmer
      Susan A Hardman  39 GA
      John A W Hardman 16 GA
      Wm E Hardman      8 GA
      Susan E A Hardman 6 GA
      Mary A A Hardman  3 GA
      
      1870 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Shallowford
      Ewel C Hardman    54 GA 1,000 600
      Susan A Hardman   49 GA
      Martha S Hardman  29 GA
      William E Hardman 19 GA
      Susan E Hardman   16 GA
      Mary A Hardman    13 GA
      Ella J Hardman     6 GA
      
      1880 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Shallowford
      Ewil Hardman     64  GA laborer
      Susan A. Hardman 59  GA
      Ella J. Hardman  17  GA
      Malinda Adams    43  GA sister
      

      Children:

      1. Martha Stanley HARDMAN (1835-1851)

      2. John Silas "Uriah" HARDMAN b: 1844 in DeKalb, Georgia
        Soldier 38th Georgia
        [from: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3160106&id=I2930]

        "Enlisted by Captain Poole in Atlanta for $11 a month, a bounty of $50 and $25 for clothing. Uriah enlisted in his father's company and they probably fought together at Gaines Mill. Uriah died at University of Virginia hospital, Charlottesville, VA of "Rubeola". His father eventually received his back pay of $94.43 in May 1863. Uriah's first cousin James Thompson, son of Ewell's sister Lucinda (1820-1901), served in the 11th Georgia and wrote frequent letters home. In one he notes, "I saw the Wrights Leagon last week.
        I saw Uncle Ewell Hardman. He was Well then and looked very Well, but complained of being very tired. But i recon When thay all march as mutch as this Thompson has they wont complain." Later he wrote, "Nearly all the Gwinnett boys in Bradburies Co. got wounded. Jim Carroll told mee that uncle Ewel was sick, and Urier (Hardman) died last Wednesday at Charlottesville hospital with the measels. I recon Aunt Susan will nearly go Deranged when she hears of it. I think Urier Was one among the best boys i ever saw." Thompson would also die of illness in an army hospital."

        • Private Company A 38th Georgia Regiment
        • Enlisted in Atlanta May 15 1862
        • Died July 7 1862 in Charlottesville VA of "rubeola"
        • E.C. Hardman filed claim on pay due stating he died: "...leaving neither wife nor child..."

      3. William Ewell HARDMAN (1851 DeKalb, GA - 1894)
        Buried at Prospect Methodist Church in Chamblee GA.

      4. Susan Eliza Alberta HARDMAN b: 24 MAR 1854 in DeKalb, Georgia

      5. Mary Ada HARDMAN b: 23 SEP 1856 in DeKalb, Georgia

      6. Ella Jackson HARDMAN b: 10 FEB 1864 in Dekalb, Georgia

    2. Lucinda HARDMAN (1820-1901)
      Born in Ogelthorpe County, Georgia

      Married 1839 James Thomas THOMPSON (1815-) in DeKalb, Georgia

      http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3160106&id=I2907

      "Thomas Thompson is listed as a 53 year-old farmer with $1,000 in real estate and $1,400 in personal property. At home is his wife Lucinda, age 53, and the following children: John B., age 19, William F., 17, George S., 13, Henry J., 12, and Alford R., 9. Thomas Thompson owned a plantation in Gwinnett and Dekalb counties, and his simple one-story home rested over the line of the two counties. He is said to have paid more taxes than any other Gwinnett county plantation prior to the Civil War. Thomas and Lucinda had nine children. Their oldest son Thomas died of smallpox in a Confederate hospital, November 1862. Their daughter Mary Jane married James Alvin Wells (1847-1933) on 4 October 1866. Their other children were Cynthia Harriet, Elizabeth, John, William Hugh, George, Henry, and Alford Riley."

      1860 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Browning's
      Thos Thompson      45 GA farmer 3,000 5,000
      Lucinda Thompson   43 GA
      James T Thompson   20 GA
      Mary J Thompson    17 GA
      Sirtha H Thompson  15 GA
      Elizabeth Thompson 12 GA
      John B Thompson    10 GA
      William H Thompson  7 GA
      G S W Thompson      5 GA
      Henry J Thompson    2 GA
      T M R Webb         11 GA
      G W Webb            8 GA
      
      1870 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Browning's
      Thomas Thompson      53 GA 1000 1,500 farmer
      Lucinda Thompson     52 GA
      Elizabeth M Thompson 22 GA
      John B Thompson      19 GA
      William F Thompson   17 GA
      George S Thompson    13 GA
      Henry J Thompson     12 GA
      Alford R Thompson     9 GA
      
      1880 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Cross Keys
      Thomas Thompson     64 GA VA MD farming
      Lucinda Thompson    63 GA SC GA
      William H. Thompson 27 GA GA GA
      Henry J. Thompson   21 GA GA GA
      Alfred R. Thompson  19 GA GA GA
      Rosa Nash           40 GA SC SC domestic servant
      

      Children:

      1. James "Thomas" THOMPSON (1840 Dekalb GA - 1862 VA )

        See letter above under John Silas Uriah Hardman.

        • Enlisted as a private in Company H 11th Georgia Infantry in Atlanta Georgia on July 3 1861
        • Muster Roll Sep-Oct 1861. Absent sent to gen. hospital Oct 6 1861. Pay due from enlistment
        • Muster Roll Nov-Dec 1861
        • Muster Roll Jan-Feb 1862
        • Regimental return of Dec 1862. Died of disease Winchester Dec 1 1862
        • Descriptive List and bounty Roll of Juk 3 1861 says: age 22; eyes black; hair dark; complexion dark; height 5' 9" born Walton County GA; occupation farrier

      2. Mary Jane THOMPSON b: 21 APR 1843 in Dekalb, Georgia

        Married James Alvin Wells (1847-1933) on 4 October 1866

      3. Cynthia Harriet THOMPSON b: 25 JUL 1845 in Dekalb, Georgia
      4. Elizabeth THOMPSON b: 11 FEB 1848 in Dekalb, Georgia
      5. John B. THOMPSON b: 6 OCT 1850 in Dekalb, Georgia
      6. William Hugh THOMPSON b: 5 MAY 1853 in Dekalb, Georgia
      7. George S.W. THOMPSON b: 21 NOV 1855 in Dekalb, Georgia
      8. Henry J. THOMPSON b: 7 JUL 1858 in Dekalb, Georgia
      9. Alford "Riley" THOMPSON b: 17 MAR 1861 in Dekalb, Georgia

    3. Rody Harriett HARDMAN (1823-1825)

    4. William Franklin HARDMAN (1826 in Oglethorpe GA-1887)

      Married 1855 Clary A. WATERS (1830 AL-)

      From:
      http://research.dekalbhistory.org/images/confederateveterans-stonemtn.pdf
      "Confederate Veterans of Stone Mountain" by Chris Davis, 2000:

      "William F. Hardman Private, Clemons’ Company, Georgia Infantry Born April 12, 1826 in Georgia and farmed in DeKalb County before the war. Hardman enrolled in September 1864 in Captain J. J. Clemons’ Company, a unit of men detailed from the CS government shoe and wagon factories in Augusta, Georgia. A number of the men in this company were already well-drilled, being veterans of older regiments. At first, the unit was supplied with modern Enfield rifles, but these arms were soon requisitioned for front line units and replaced with old muskets. Hardman surrendered with his company at Decatur, Georgia in April 1865. After the war, he and his wife Clara resumed farming in DeKalb. He later operated a blacksmith shop which he sold in the 1890s. Hardman died May 4, 1911 at age 85. In 2000, The Confederate Memorial Camp 1432 sponsored the repair and re-setting of Hardman’s headstone."

      Capt. Clemons' Company, Local Defence Troops. Georgia
      J. J. Clemons Richmond
      This unit was organized 3 September 1864 as a company of detailed men from government shops under the charge of Maj. W. F. Hawes, Q.M.

      Children:

      1. Mary E. HARDMAN b: 1856 in Texas
      2. Lewelly J. HARDMAN b: 1858
      3. William F. HARDMAN b: MAY 1860 in Georgia
      4. Joseph E. HARDMAN b: APR 1863 in Georgia
      5. George S. HARDMAN b: OCT 1866 in Georgia
      6. Walter B. HARDMAN b: APR 1870 in Georgia

    5. Frances Elizabeth HARDMAN (1829-1909)
      Married 1861 William Henry WELLS (1835 Newton Georgia-). Soldier in the 36th Georgia Infabtry. Died walking home from Vicksburg July 1863.
      Children:
      1. George Clinton WELLS b: 1861 in Dekalb, Georgia

      Married 1874 Dr. Joseph ROBINSON (1812- )

    6. Mary John HARDMAN (1831 Dekalb GA-1859 in Dekalb GA)

      Married 1859 John W. NASH (1836 Dekalb GA- ) soldier in 38th Georgia. Captured at Nashville in Dec 1864 died in Camp Chase Illinois Feb 1865. Son of Larkin Nash.

    7. Martha HARDMAN (1835-1851)

    8. Eliza Jane HARDMAN (1840-1905)
      Married 1866 George Riley WELLS (1838

      George Wells was the younger brother of Wilbur Wells, who had married Eliza Jane's older sister Frances Elizabeth in 1861. Wilbur had died in 1863 while in the Confederate service. George had fought as well, and had been released from a Deleware prisoner-of-war camp less than a year before his wedding with Eliza Jane. George's younger brother James Alvin Wells would, six months after George's wedding, marry Mary Jane Thompson, the daughter of Thomas Thompson and Lucinda Hardman, in October 1866. Finally there was George's sister, Elizabeth Aurelia Wells, who had married Eliza Jane's first cousin Augustin Cochran in 1854. Augustin had lost his life in the Civil War. Thus, the Hardman, Cochran and Wells families were closely connected during this period.

      Children:

      1. John Virgil WELLS b: 15 APR 1870 in Dekalb, Georgia
      2. Dr. James Riley WELLS b: 27 OCT 1872 in Dekalb, Georgia
      3. Mary Eliza WELLS b: 30 JAN 1875 in Dekalb, Georgia
      4. Samuel Frank WELLS b: 26 MAR 1880 in Dekalb, Georgia

  2. John COCHRAN (1801 Oglethorpe GA-1882 DeKalb GA)

    Married 1824 Julia SIMS (1807 GA - 1885 GA )

    John Cochran
    Born Nov 10 1801 Died Dec 8 1882
    Aged 81 years 28 ds
    Julia Cochran
    Born Nov 16 1807 Died Feb 5 1885
    Aged 77 ys 2 ms 19 ds
    Burial: Cochran Family Cemetery
    Tucker DeKalb County Georgia, USA
    Created by: Paul K. Graham Record added: Feb 03, 2010
    Find A Grave Memorial# 47556481

    1850 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Browning's
    John Cockran       47
    Julia Cockran      41
    Parthena E Cockran 21
    Sarah L Cockran    18
    Hattie M Cockran   16
    Emma E Cockran     14
    Saml W Cockran     12
    Paridy Cockran     10
    Almida Cockran      8
    
    adjacent
    Gunter James P 24 abt 1826   Male Georgia
    Gunter Emaline 23 abt 1827   Female Georgia
    
    1860 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Browning's
    John Cochran      59
    Julia Cochran     53
    Sarah B Cochran   30
    Parsode R Cochran 19
    Julia A Cochran   16
    
    1870 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Browning's
    John Cochran     68 GA 1000 425 farmer
    Julia Cochran    62 GA
    Sarah B Cochran  40 GA dau
    Julia A Cochran  26 GA dau
    Parizade Jeffers 29 GA dau
    Bennet W Jeffers  7 GA
    John H Jeffers    3 GA
    
    adjacent is son
    
    Samuel W Cochran    32 GA 300 325 farmer
    Margaret E Cochran  28
    Charlie E Cochran 7/12
    
    1880 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Browning's
    John Cochran         78 GA GA GA
    Julia Cochran        72 GA NC NC
    Almeda Cochran       36 GA GA GA
    Parisade R. Jeffares 39 GA GA GA
    Bennett W. Jeffares  17 GA GA GA
    John H. W. Jeffares  13 GA GA GA
    

    DeKalb Co. Will Book (1870 1889)
    JOHN COCHRAN of advanced age, Page 162 165

    Wife: Julia with whom I have lived for 55 or 60 years
    After wife's death, property to be equally divided between children. Daus: Parthena E. Gunter,Heley M. Gunter, Emeliza S. Baxter, Sarah B. Cochran, Julia A.Cochran

    Son: Samuel W. Cochran, Exr

    /s/John Cochran
    Date: 23 Oct 1879
    Wit: John Kilgore, David Chestnut, Andrew Haynes, and E. A. Turner
    Probated: 7 Dec 1883

    Children:

    1. Parthena Emily COCHRAN (1828 - 1908)

      Married Dec. 2 1852 in Dekalb County Georgia James B Gunter (1824-1908) son of James Gunter (1791 Chatham NC - ) and Rebecca Anderson (1796 Chatham NC - )

      Soldier, 3rd Sergeant 24th Georgia Infantry Company F

      • Enlisted Lawrenceville Georgia. March 15 1862
      • Muster Roll Mar-Apr 1864
      • Muster Roll May-Jun 1864
      • Muster Roll Jul-Aug 1864
      • Clothing Issue Nov 4 1864

      Both are buried at RockSprings Church.

      1860 Gwinnett County Georgia Census, Hog Mountain
      James B Gunter   35 GA farmer 800 300
      Emaline Gunter   34 GA
      John Gunter       8 GA
      Marshal Gunter    6 GA
      Mildred Gunter    5 GA
      Melerene Gunter   4 GA
      Wiley Gunter      2 GA
      Albinas Gunter 8/12 GA
      
      adjacent to father
      
      James Gunter   70 NC 700 1400 farmer
      Rebecca Gunter 64 GA
      Mary J Verner  22 GA
      William Varner 18 GA
      
      1870 Gwinnett County Georgia Census, Hog Mountain
      James B Gunter    46 GA farmer 800 300
      Parthena E Gunter 44 GA
      John P Gunter     17 GA
      Marshal E Gunter  16 GA
      Millard A Gunter  15 GA
      Melder F Gunter   14 GA
      Wiley H Gunter    13 GA
      Albinas W Gunter  11 GA
      Murry Gunter       9 GA
      Parsade Gunter     5 GA
      Wm L Gunter        2 GA
      James Gunter      81 SC
      Rebecca Gunter    74 SC
      
      1880 Gwinnett County Georgia Census, Hog Mountain
      James B. Gunter      55 GA NC GA farmer
      Parthena E. Gunter   53 GA GA GA
      Albinus W. Gunter    20 GA GA GA
      Howard M. Gunter     19 GA GA GA
      Parsade E. Gunter    13 GA GA GA
      William L. C. Gunter 10 GA GA GA
      

      Children:

      1. John Gunter (1852-
      2. Marshall B. Gunter (1853-1936)
      3. Mildred Gunter (1855-
      4. Melerene Gunter (1856-
      5. Wiley Gunter (1858-
      6. Albinas W. Gunter (1859-1917)
      7. Howard Murray Gunter (1861-
      8. Parazade E Gunter (1865-
      9. William L C Gunter (1868-

    2. Sarah Ann or (L) COCHRAN (1830 - 1911)

      Married John H. Cain (1814 SC - 1892 GA) (m1 Martha Andrews or Martha Anders 1821 – 1852, m2 Thursey Ann Brownlee 1835 – 1879, m3 Cochran).

      3rd Lieutenant 10th Georgia Cavalry State Guards. Pension Claim filed Sarah "Cothron".

      Compiled Military service records

      1. John Cain, 3rd Lt Captain Rakestraw Compnay of Cavalry, Floyd's Regiment, Age 49, Lawrenceville Georgia, Aug 20 1863
      2. Muster Roll Feb 1 1864, Mustered out. Jan 31 1864, for 6 months.

      1850 Gwinnett County Georgia Census, Berkshire
      John Caen      34 GA farmer 2,000
      Martha Caen    28 GA
      Andrew B Caen  13 GA
      Emeline J Caen 10 GA
      Nancy A Caen    8 GA
      David S Caen    4 GA
      John R Caen     1 GA
      
      1870 Gwinnett County Georgia Census, Berkshire
      John Caen      56 GA farmer 2,000
      Ann Caen       40 GA
      Marion         17 GA
      Lisa           15 GA
      Washington     14 GA
      Mary           12 GA
      Charles         2 GA
      
      1880 Gwinnett County Georgia Census, Berkshire
      John Cain        66
      Sarah B. A. Cain 50
      Charles G. Cain  11
      Jonas C. Cain     5
      Mary J. Crymes   21
      Mary O. Crymes    1
      

      Children of John H Cain and Martha Anders (1821 – 1852)

      1. Andrew B Cain 1837 –
      2. Emeline J Cain 1839 –
      3. Nancy A Cain 1843 –
      4. David Thomas Cain 1845 – 1904
      5. John Richard Cain 1848 – 1920
      6. Martha Ann Cain 1851 – 1920

        Children of John H Cain and Thursey Ann Brownlee (1835–1879)

      7. Francis Marion Cain 1853 – 1906
      8. Marion Cain 1853 –
      9. Sarah Elizabeth Cain 1854 – 1929
      10. Liza Cain 1855 –
      11. Mahala Cain 1855 –
      12. George Washington Cain 1856 – 1927
      13. Soloman Cain 1857 –
      14. Mary J Cain 1858 –
      15. Alfred Cain 1858 –
      16. James B Cain 1861 – 1962
      17. Amanda Cain 1862 –
      18. Shuly Cain 1867 –
      19. Charles G Cain 1868 –
      20. Jonas Calvin Cain 1874 – 1895

    3. Mary Heaty COCHRAN (1833 - 1925)

      Married 1852 Benjamin P Gunter (1829 Walton GA-1889 Gwinnett GA) son of James Gunter (1791 Chatham NC - ) and Rebecca Anderson (1796 Chatham NC - ) see brother James above

      Both are buried at Rock Springs Church

      1860 Gwinnett County Georgia Census
      Benjamin P Gunter 31 GA 400 300
      Mary Gunter       27 GA
      Henry Gunter       4 GA
      Dallis Gunter      2 GA
      John C Johnson    14 GA farm laborer
      
      1870 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Shallowford
      Benjamin P Gunter  35 GA 300
      Mary Gunter        38 GA
      Henry Gunter       14 GA
      Dallas Gunter      12 GA
      Juliann Gunter     11 GA
      Almeda Gunter       9 GA
      Every Gunter        7 GA
      
      1880 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Shallowford
      Benjman P. Gunter 50 GA NC GA
      Mary H. Gunter    48 GA
      Cochran D. Gunter 21 GA
      Julia Ann Gunter  19 GA
      Sarah A. Gunter   17 GA
      James E. Gunter   13 GA
      Virginia C. Gunter 7 GA
      Carlie Gunter      4 GA
      

      Children:

      1. Samuel Henry Gunter (1855-1929) m 1875 Sarah Davis
      2. Cochran Dallas Gunter (1858-1946) m 1913 Sarah Elizabeth Kerlin
      3. Julian Ann Gunter (1861-
      4. Sarah Almeda Gunter (1863-
      5. James E Gunter (1867-
      6. Viginia C Gunter (1873-
      7. Carly Gunter (1876-

    4. Elizabeth Jane Emeliza Scott COCHRAN (1836 GA - 1886 GA)

      Married circa 1859/60 John Baxter (1830 SC - 1915 GA) Buried Gresham Weed Cemetery

      Lieutenant 38th Georgia Infantry CSA

      • Enlisted March 1 1862, Private Company A 38th Georgia Infantry
      • Another roster dated July 1864 states he enlisted Oct 1 1861, Elected Lieutenant Dec 1 1861
      • Another roster dated March 13 1865 states he was elected Lieutenant April 1 1862
      • Muster Roll May-Sep 1862, 3rd Lieutenant, Company D
      • Muster Roll Nov-Dec 1862, 2nd Sr Lieutenant, Company D
      • Monthly Report Dec 1862. 2nd Lieutenant,
        Where and When signal acts performed:

        Behaved with great gallantry at the battle of Fredericksburg Dec 13 1862

      • Muster Roll Jan-Feb 1863, 3nd Lieutenant, Company D
      • Muster Roll Mar-Apr 1863, 3rd Lieutenant, Company D
      • Muster Roll May-Jun 1863, 3rd Lieutenant, Company D
      • Muster Roll Jul-Aug 1863, 3rd Lieutenant, Company D. Absent Prisoner of War
      • Muster Roll Sep-Oct 1863, 3rd Lieutenant, Company D. Absent Prisoner of War
      • Muster Roll Nov-Dec 1863, 3rd Lieutenant, Company D. Absent Prisoner of War
      • Muster Roll Jan-Apr 1864, 3rd Lieutenant, Company D. Absent Prisoner of War
      • Muster Roll May-Aug 1864, 3rd Lieutenant, Company D. Absent Prisoner of War. Gettysburg July 4 1863
      • Roll of Prisoners of War at Point Lookout Maryland. Captured Jack Mt July 4 1863. Transferred to Ft. Delaware June 23 1864
      • Roll of Prisoners of War received at Ft. Delaware from Point Lookout Maryland June 25 1864. Captured at South Mountain July 4 1863
      • Register of Prisoners of War Ft. Delaware. Captured at South Mountain July 4 1863. Received from Point Lookout June 25 1864
      • Oath of Allegiance. Released Ft Delaware June 12 1865. Residence: DeKalb GA; Complexion dark; Hair light; Ht 6' 1" Eyes Hazel.
      • Record of Prisoners of War at Ft. McHenry MD July 7 1863. Captured at Jack's Mountain July 4 1863.
      • Register of Prisoners of War at Ft. Delaware. Captured at Jack's Mountain July 2 1863. Forwarded to Johnson Island July 18 1863
      • Roll of Prisoners of War at Depot Prisoners of War near Sandusky Ohio. Captured at Jack Mountain July 4 1863. Joined Ft. Delaware July 20 1863. Transferred to Baltimore Jan 9 1864
      • Inspection Report near New Market VA Oct 30 1864. Captured July 4 1863.
      • Inspection Report near Bunker Hill VA Aug 20 1864. In the hands of the enemy July 4 1863
      • Inspection Report near Petersburg VA Dec 30 1864. Prisoner of War
      • Inspection Report near Petersburg VA Jan 30 1865. Prisoner of War
      • Inspection Report near Petersburg VA Feb 25 1865. Prisoner of War. In the hands of the enemy. Condition unknown. Present whereabouts U.S.
      • Numerous pay records in the 53 page compiled service records

      In Confederate Veteran, "With the 38th Georgia Regiment" by F.L. Hudgins, Chamblee GA, Hudgins outlines his efforts with the regiment from April 1863 to May 1864. He recounts his wounds received at Gettysburg on July 1 1863 as Early's Division crossed Rock Creek north of the town of Gettsburg. He says of Lt. John Baxter:

      It was there that I received my closest call. A Minie ball entered my left breat, going down over and out under my fifth rib. The gallant Lieutenant Baxter, the bravest of the brave, walked up to me where I stood, the blood spurting at every breath, looked me straight in the face and said: "I think you are about gone up, old fellow." I thought then, and haven't changed my mind since that that was the poorest consolation I ever had offerred me in my life.

      Hudgins, Tom Raines (13th GA) and Isaac Newton Nash (38th GA) were transported to Richmond. Raines recovered and was captured at Petersburg (Ft. Steadman) and released at the end of the war. Nash's hand was amputated and he retired from duty. Hudgins returned to duty in August 1863.

      John Baxter was the son of Irish immigrants Robert (1803 Ireland-1858 GA) and Martha Baxter (1801 Ireland-1871 GA). All three Baxter brothers were in the 38th GA Infantry. John's younger brother Francis Marion Baxter was killed at the Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg) September 17, 1862. Brother George was wounded in the hip at Petesburg and became a nurse at the Farmville VA Hospital.

      John Baxter was sheriff of DeKalb County 1873-1875.

      He filed an indigent soldier pension in 1900, 1903, 1905 and 1907 (see this). His wife's (Parazade Cochran Baxter) brother Samuel Wiley Cochran filed as a witness as a memebr of the 38th Georgia Infantry Company D where John Baxter was the Lieutenant. Samuel Cochran's statement regarding Baxter's entire assets is:

      "He has but one mule"

       

      John Baxter was married three times.

      1. Elizabeth J Jett (1833-1858) married 10/10/1850 (see DeKalb Historical Society Record)

        She was the daughter of John Jett (1807 SC-1884 GA) and Lucinda Dodgen of the Cross Keys District of DeKalb.

      2. Emeliza S Baxter (June 15 1836-Mar 15 1886)

        After Elizabeth Jett Baxter's death in 1858 john married Emeliza Cochran. She is buried at Gresham Weed Cemetery (see this). Tombstone says "wife of John Baxter"

      3. Parazade Cochran Jeffares (1841-1917)

        After the death of his second wife Emalizer Cochran, John married hissister-in-law Parasade Cochran Jeffares. She is buried at the Cochran Family Cemetery in DeKalb GA.

      See the photos of Parazade and "gallant" John above

      Click here for the page devoted to Lt. John Baxter at the D. Nichols's 38th Georgia Infantry site. This page has an excellent article on John Baxter's annual reunion.

      1860 DeKalb County Georgia Census
      John Baxter         30
      Emaliza Baxter      24
      James L Baxter       8
      Arminda J Baxter     5
      Sarah An J Baxter 1/12
      
      1870 DeKalb County Georgia Census
      John Baxter      40 SC 600 360 farmer
      Emeliza S Baxter 34 GA
      James L Baxter   18 GA
      Amanda J Baxter  16 GA
      Lula Baxter      10 GA
      Francis S Baxter  4 GA
      Martha Baxter    67 Ireland 100 150
      
      1880 DeKalb County Georgia Census
      John Baxter      50 SC Ire Ire
      Emmelizer Baxter 44 GA GA GA asthma
      Sydney Baxter    13 GA SC GA
      John M. Baxter   10 GA SC GA
      George C. Baxter  7 GA SC GA
      
      1900 DeKalb County Georgia Census
      John Baxter       69 GA Ire Ire
      Parisade H Baxter 59 GA GA GA
                           married 13 years 2 chidren 2 surviving
      Sarah A Cain      70 GA GA GA sister-in-law
      

      Children (See http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=5441798):

      Children with Elizabeth Jett:

      1. James L. BAXTER (1851-1901)

        1. Lela M. BAXTER b: ABT 1874 in GA
        2. John T. BAXTER b: ABT 1877 in GA

      2. Amanda Jean BAXTER (1854-1928 Georgia)

        Married 1874 Charles Strong Chestnut?
        Children:

        1. Martha E. CHESNUT b: SEP 1877 in GA
        2. Elsia A. CHESNUT b: ABT 1878 in GA
        3. David G. CHESNUT b: 23 SEP 1879 in GA
        4. Chloe S. CHESNUT b: MAY 1882 in GA
        5. John L. CHESNUT b: JUL 1884 in GA
        6. Frances A. CHESNUT b: SEP 1887 in GA
        7. Mary L. CHESNUT b: APR 1890 in GA
        8. Charles C. CHESNUT b: DEC 1892 in GA
        9. Annie CHESNUT b: ABT 1885 in GA
        10. Robert Clarence CHESNUT b: 1885 in GA
        11. John R. CHESNUT b: ABT 1896 in GA
        12. William F. CHESNUT b: ABT 1902 in GA

        Children with Emeliza Cochran:

      3. Lula BAXTER (1860- 1944 Meridian MS)
        Married William N. RAY (1858-1915)
        1900 LAuderdale MS, 1910 5 children Children:
        1. Charles RAY (1879 in GA

      4. Francis Sydney BAXTER (1867 in Georgia-1945)
        m 1892 Mary Alma Chestnut (1866-1950)
        rr conductor Children (5):
        Children:

        1. Grace BAXTER b: ABT 1893 in GA
        2. Sydney Gladys Baxter (1897-
        3. Arline Elosise BAXTER (1899
        4. James David BAXTER (1901 in GA
        5. Vivian Edna BAXTER (1903 in AL

      5. Sarah Ann (1859- before 1870)

      6. Saluda Baxter (1868-1868)
      7. John M Baxter, Jr. (1870-1945)

        Marriage Emma May Carter (1876
        Children:

        1. Robert Garnett BAXTER (1895 GA -

      8. George Carlous Baxter (1873-1940)
        Married Emma Frank Haslett (1879-1954)
        Children:
        1. George C. BAXTER Jr. (1906-1999 AL)
        2. Joseph D. BAXTER (1909-1957
        3. John w BAXTER (1911-
        4. Francis H BAXTER (1912
        5. Joyce L BAXTER (1914- 1992 Macon)

    5. Samuel Wiley COCHRAN (1838-1922)

      Married Marguerette Eliza Shaw (1844-1912) daughter of Ephraim Shaw and Peggy Buelah (she is buried in the Cochran Cemetery). Death certificate signed by J.T Cochran. Obituary (Atlanta Constitution April 28 1922) says he is survived by one son John T. Cochran and a sister Mrs. Mary Gunter of Buford.

      3rd Corporal/Private, Company A and D 38th Georgia Infantry CSA. Enlisted 1861. Wounded 2nd Manassas. Surrendered Appomattox 1865. Only 5 members of Company D's 91 original soldiers surrendered at Appomattox.

      • Enlisted Sept 26, 1861, DeKalb County GA
      • Muster Roll Sep-Oct 1861
      • Muster Roll Nov-Dec 1861
      • Muster Roll Jan-Feb 1862
      • Muster Roll Mar-Apr 1862 reduced to ranks by transfer to Company L (actually D)
      • Muster Roll April 1-30 1862
      • Muster Roll May-Oct 1861. Absent wounded at 2nd Manassas Aug 28 1862. On furlough.
      • Muster Roll. Private Nov-Dec 1862. present
      • Muster Roll Jan-Feb 1863
      • Muster Roll Mar-Apr 1863
      • Muster Roll May-Jun 1863
      • Muster Roll Jul-Aug 1863
      • Muster Roll Sep-Oct 1863
      • Muster Roll Nov-Dec 1863
      • Muster Roll Jan-Sep 1864
      • Muster Roll May-Aug 1864. Absent sent to hospital Oct 1 8164 Lynchburg VA
      • Surrenedered Appomattox April 9 1865. Age 26 years; 6' 1"; Complexion dark, Eyes blue; hair dark; born DeKalb GA; occupation farmer.
      • list of wounded in Ewell's Division Aug 22 to Sep 20 1862. Wounded Manassas Aug 28 1862.
      • Register of Receiving Wayside Hospital or Genral Hospital No. 9, Richmond VA, June 12 1864
      • Morning Report of Jackson Hospital, Richmond VA. Disease camp febris (fever), June 13 1864
      • Morning Report of Jackson Hospital, Richmond VA. Returned to duty June 19 1864

      1870 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Browning's
      Samuel W Cochran    32 GA farmer 300 325
      Margaret E Cochran  28 GA
      Charlie E Cochran 7/12 GA
      
      1880 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Browning's
      Samuel W. Cochran   41 GA GA GA
      Margaret E. Cochran 42 GA SC GA
      Charlie E. Cochran  10 GA GA GA
      John T. Cochran      7 GA GA GA
      Mattie M. Cochran    5 GA GA GA
      Martin T. Cochran    1 GA GA GA
      
      1900 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Doraville
      Samuel W Cochran   61 GA GA GA farmer
      Margaret E Cochran 61 GA SC GA
                             5 children 3 surviving
      Charles E Cochran  30 GA GA GA farmer
      Mattie M Cochran   25 GA GA GA school teacher
      
      1910 Fulton County Georgia Census, Atlanta
      S W Cochran                71 GA GA GA home work
      Margaret Englebech Cochran 71 GA GA GA
                                    5 children 2 surviving
      Mrs. Mallie Mae Jacobs     34 GA GA GA
      
      1920 Fulton County Georgia Census, Atlanta
      Samuel W Cochran 81 GA GA GA widowed
      John T Cochran   47 GA GA GA son collector loan company
      

      Children:

      1. Charlie Edgar Cochran (1870 - 1903)

      2. John T. Cochran (1873-

        With father Samuel Cochran at age 47 in Fulton County (Atlanta) Georgia

      3. Mattie M Cochran (1876-1912)

        Buried at Loganville Memorial Cemetery Walton County Georgia.

        Married Willie Marion Jacobs (1877-1902 Gwinnett GA) son of George William Jacobs (1848 - 1924) and Sythy Elizabeth Brand Jacobs (1852 - 1924)

        Both Mattie amd Willie were school teachers.

        1900 Gwinnett County Georgia Census, Bay Creek
        George W Jacobs  52 GA GA GA farmer
        Sythy E Jacobs   47 GA GA GA
        Mary E Jacobs    27 GA GA GA
        William M Jacobs 22 GA GA GA school teacher <----------------
        Simeon H Jacobs  18 GA GA GA
        Fred V Jacobs    14 GA GA GA
        Martha E Jacobs   9 GA GA GA
        Elizabeth Brand  75 GA SC SC mother-in-law
        

      4. Marvin Travis Cochran (1878 - 1889)

    6. Parisade R. H. Cochran (1841 Dekalb, Georgia- )

      Married first Jan 20 1861 See Bennett Rainey Jeffares (1837-1866) above.
      Married second John Baxter, widow of sister Emeliza S. Cochran

      Children:

      1. Bennett Wiley Thomas Jeffares (1862-1943)
      2. John H. Warner Jeffares (!866-1903)

    7. Julia Almedia COCHRAN (1843-1881)

  3. Seaborn COCHRAN (1804-1892)

    Buried Decatur Cemetery

    Married Clara Harris 1827 (1808-1864) buried Decatur Cemetery

    1850 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Browning's
    Seaborn Cockran  46
    Clara Cockran    43
    Augustin Cockran 17
    Martha Cockran   16
    John Cockran     14
    William Cockran  11
    Sylvanus Cockran  9
    Celestine Cockran 5
    Valerian Cockran  4
    Louis Cockran     3
    Lavinta Cockran   1
    
    1860 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Browning's
    Seahon Cockran    58
    Claray Cockran    50
    John B Cockran    24
    Wm M Cockran      21
    Silvanids Cockran 19
    Secathia Cockran  17
    Virgil V Cockran  15
    Lewis Cockran     13
    Lavintha Cockran  11
    Mary A Matthox     3
    
    1870 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Browning's
    Seaborn Cochran  66
    Lewis Cochran    23
    Divinety Cochran 21
    Sylvanus Cochran 28
    

    Children (http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2594690&id=I5860):

    1. Eliza Emma Cochran 1830-1894
      Born in Walton county, buried Thomas J. Akins Family Cemetery, Southside of Briarcliff Road between Shallowford Road and Montreal Road, Land Lot #207, 18th District, DeKalb County, Browning's District.
      married William G. Akins (1829-1914) in Dekalb County 21 December 1845.

      DeKalb Historical Society database says:

      Wife: Cochran, Elizabetha Husband: Akers[Akins], William G [Greene]
      Marriage Date: 12/21/1848 Book - Page No: 01 - 255

      William was the son of Thomas G. Jefferson Akins (1801 SC- ) and Elizabeth Ross (1805 GA- ). He married second in 1896 Elizabeth Huntsinger (1850 NC -

      William G Akins was a Private in Company F 36th Georgia Infantry

      1. Private Company H 36th Georgia Infantry. Enlisted April 10, 1862 Atlanta GA
      2. Muster Roll Apr-Jun 1862 present
      3. Muster Roll May-Aug 1863 present
      4. POW, surrendered Vicksburg July 4 1863. Paroled July 9 1863. Nurse in hospital.
      5. Pay Register Jan-Apr 1864

      1850 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Browning's
      Wm G Aikin    21
      Eliza E Aikin 21
      
      1860 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Browning's
      Wm G Akin      31
      Eliza E Akin   21
      Mantara J Akin  8
      Victora M Akin  6
      Melton M Akin   3
      Leonaria A Akin 1
      
      1870 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Browning's
      William G Akins  41
      Eliza E Akins    41
      Mentora J Akins  19
      Victoria M Akins 16
      Milton M Akins   13
      John B Akins      8
      Ida C Akins       2
      
      1880 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Browning's
      William G. Akins 52 GA GA GA laborer
      Emmely Akins     52 GA GA GA
      Ida Akins        12 GA GA GA
      John B. Akins    18 GA GA GA
      Charley H. Akins  8 GA GA GA
      
      1910 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Browning's
      William G Akins   81 GA SC NC minister retired
      Elisabeth F Akins 59 NC NC NC
      Sarah England     15 GA NC GA niece
      

      Children:

      1. Newton J. Akins (1851
      2. Meutora J. Akins (1853
      3. Victoria M. Akins (1854
      4. Milton M. Akins (1856
      5. Lenoria A. Akins (1859
      6. John B. Akins (1862
      7. Ida C. Akins (1868
      8. Charley Akins (1872
      9. E. T. Akins (1874

    2. Augustus T Cochran (1833 GA-1863 MS)

      Born in Walton County.

      • Private Company F 36th Georgia infantry
      • Enlisted April 10 1862 Decatur GA with brother William M Cochran
      • Wounded at Baker's Creek MS May 16 1863 died of wounds August 15, 1863.
      • Roll of Prisoners. Hospital No. 3 Vicksburg MS. Captured July 4 1863
      • Elizabeth A Cochran files claim as wife of Augustus Cochran Feb 3 1864. Willis Wells attests to knowing his daughter Elizabeth.

      Married 2 February 1854 in Dekalb County to Elizabeth Aurelia Wells (1830-1883), sister of George Riley Wells and daughter of Wills Wells.

      1860 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Browning's
      A T Cochran       28 M farmer 500 250
      Elizabeth Cochran 30 F
      Mason A            5 M
      Glenora         3/12 M
      
      1870 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Browning's
      Willis L Wells    64   NC
      Drucilla Wells    56   SC wife
      Glendora Cochran   9   GA boarder
      Marion S Cochran  15   GA boarder
      Elizaberh Cochran 40   GA boarder
      Lenora Wells       7   GA granddaughter
      Tallulianah Wells  9   GA granddaughter
      

    3. Martha S. 1834-1912 Born in Walton county.
      Married 2 February 1857 Thomas Bazzil Goin (1835-1927) in Dekalb County, Georgia.
      Son of Jefferson Bazille Goins (1810 VA-1862 AL) and Sarah A. Dawns (1813 SC-1892 AL)
      DeKalb Historical Society Marriage database says:

      "Cochran, Martha S married Going, Thomas B Marriage Date: 2/5/1858"

      "Martha S Goin" (1833-1912) buried Eastview Cemetery DeKalb County There is a "Thomas B Goin" (?-1927) buried at Forest Park Cemetery, Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas [likley too young to be the husband of Martha Cochran].

      1850 Murray County GA,
      Bazzil Goens   40 VA farmer
      Sarah A Goens  37 SC
      Thomas O Goens 16 GA <------------ Husband of Martha S Cochran
      Nancy A Goens  14 GA
      Emily J Goens  12 GA
      Martha A Goens 10 GA
      John W Goens    8 GA
      James M Goens   7 GA
      Morgan Goens    5 GA
      Roseala J Goens 2 GA
      [adjacent to Jefferson Goins age 37 b VA]
      
      1880 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Stone Mountain
      Martha S. Goin 46 GA GA GA
      Lullah Goin    17 GA GA GA
      Joseph Goin     9 KY GA GA
      [adjacent to George R Wells]
      
      [daughter Anna in Gwinnett County GA Rock Bridge]
      
      John N. Harris  29 GA OH GA
      Anna Harris     22 GA GA GA
      Junius L. Harris 3 GA GA GA
      Ida G. Harris   1M GA GA GA
      
      1900 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Decatur
      John Harris   49 GA GA GA
      Anna Harris   42 GA AL GA
                       married 24 years 8 children 4 surviving
      Oliver Harris 16 GA GA GA
      Frank Harris   8 GA GA GA
      Herbert Harris 5 GA GA GA
      Martha Goin   66 GA GA GA 6 children 3 surviving widow
      Louis Haslett 36 GA GA GA 1 children 0 surviving widow
      
      1910 Fulton County Georgia Census, Atlanta Ward 3
      John N Harris     59 GA GA GA manager planning mill
      Anna G Harris     52 GA GA GA
                           married 34 years 8 children 4 surviving
      Frank M Harris    18 GA GA GA
      Herbert L Harris  15 GA GA GA
      Martha S Goin     76 GA GA GA mother-in-law widow
                           6 children 3 surviving
      Francis L Haslett 39 GA GA GA sister-in-law widow
                           2 children 0 surviving
      

      Children:

      1. Anna Goin (1858 GA - 1913)

        Married 1876 John N Harris (1850-1927)(see census above) Son of John C Harris (1802 Edgefield SC- ) and Nancy Johnston (1813 Oglethorpe County GA - )

        Children:

        1. Junius Lynn Harris (1876 Gwinnett County, Georgia
        2. Ida G Harris (1880 Gwinnett County, Georgia
        3. Infant Harris (1882 Gwinnett County, Georgia
        4. Oliver Harris (1884 De Kalb County, Georgia
        5. Infant Harris (1886 De Kalb County, Georgia
        6. Infant Harris (1888 De Kalb County, Georgia
        7. Frank Morrison Harris (1891 De Kalb County, Georgia
        8. Herbert Leslie Harris (1894 De Kalb County, Georgia

      2. Frances Louise Lulah Goin (1864 GA- ) m ? Haslett
      3. Joseph Goin (1869 KY- )
        1880 Stone Mountain GA

    4. John Bolen/Bolling 1835-1910
      Born in Dekalb county.
      Married Mary Eliza Shaw in Henry county, 26 November 1866.
      Private Company E 7th Georgia Infantry CSA
      • Enlisted August 11 1861, Decatur GA
      • Muster Roll May 31-Aug 31 1861
      • Muster Roll Sep-Oct 1861
      • Muster Roll Nov-Dec 1861
      • Muster Roll Jan-Feb 1862
      • Muster Roll Mar-Apr 1862
      • Muster Roll May-Jun 1862
      • Muster Roll Jun-Oct 1862
      • Muster Roll Nov-Dec 1862
      • Muster Roll Jan-Feb 1863
      • Muster Roll Mar-Apr 1863
      • Muster Roll May-Jun 1863
      • Muster Roll Jul-Aug 1863
      • Muster Roll Sep-Oct 1863 -- last entry on 7th GA Infantry Muster Rolls

      1870 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Browning's
      John B Cochran        34 GA farmer 300 350
      Mary E Cochran        24 GA
      James L Cochran        2 GA
      Augustine E Cochran 8/12 GA
      
      1880 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Browning's
      John B. Cochran      44 GA GA GA farming
      Mary E. Cochran      32 GA SC GA
      James L. Cochran     12 GA GA GA
      Augustine E. Cochran 10 GA GA GA
      Johnnie B. Cochran    1 GA GA GA daughter
      Sylvanus Cochran     38 GA GA GA brother
      
      1900 Fulton County Georgia Census, Blackhall
      John B Cochran   64 GA GA GA farmer
      Mary Cochran     54 GA SC GA
                          3 children 3 surviving
      Elmer Cochran    30 GA GA GA
      Behtrice Cochran 21 GA GA GA
      
      1910 Fulton County Georgia Census
      Mary E Cochran   69 GA SC GA widow 3 children 2 surviving
      Beatrice C Parry 30 GA GA GA
      

      Children:

      1. James L Cochran (1868-
      2. Augustine Elemr Cochran (1870-
      3. Beatrice Cochran (1879-

    5. William M. 1839-

      Born in Dekalb county.

      • Private Company E 7th Georgia Infantry
      • Enlisted May 29 1861 Decatur GA
      • Muster Roll May-Aug 1861 in hospital
      • Muster Roll Sep-Oct 1861 in hospital
      • Muster Roll Nov-Dec 1861
      • November 1861 sick and sent to Manassas
      • Register of Payments to Discharged Soldiers Oct 14 1861
      • Discharged for disability Nov-Dec muster roll no date given

      • Enlisted Company F 36th Georgia Infantry, Atlanta April 10 1862
      • Elected Brevet 2nd Lieutenant June 5 1863
      • POW surrender at Vicksburg, July 4 1863
      • Resigned as being as supernumerary officer
        Resignation to S. (Samuel) Cooper, Adjutant General of the Confederate Army

        "September 5 1864

        ...There is at present only 16 men in my company and a full complement of officers belonging to the company..."


      Married 12 January 1865 in Dekalb county to Harriet M. Willingham.

      1870 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Stone Mountain
      William M Cochran 30 GA farmer 500
      Harriet M Cochran 31 GA
      Anna Cochran       4 GA
      Clara Cochran      2 GA
      Bell Fowler       10 SC laborer
      Irvin Fowler      14 SC laborer
      
      1880 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Stone Mountain
      William M. Cochran 40 GA GA GA framer
      Harriet Cochran    39 GA SC SC
      Annah Cochran      14 GA GA GA
      Clara Cochran      11 GA GA GA
      Hubert Cochran      7 GA GA GA
      

    6. Seaborn Sylvanus Cochran (1841-1902)
      Did not marry. Buried New Hope Cemetery Dunwoody GA

    7. Clara Celestine Cochran (1843-1897)

      Married William David Harris (1845 GA- )

      A William D Harris was a member of the 25 Battalion Georgia Provost Guard. On Company F muster roll June 25 to Sep 1 1863. Enlisted July 25. Archival records indicate a search by the Pension Office for service in the 36th or the 38th Georga (both Dekalb Regiments) and found no entries.

      1880 DeKalb Georgia, Stone Mountain
      William D. Harris 35 GA GA GA farmer
      Celestial Harris  36 GA GA GA
      Walter C. Harris  12 GA GA GA
      William O. Harris 10 GA GA GA
      John S. Harris     7 GA GA GA
      James C. Harris    5 GA GA GA
      Lewis L. Harris    3 GA GA GA
      Clara L. Harris   5M GA GA GA
      

      Children (see http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=johnson2010&id=I00336)

      1. Walter C Harris (1868 -1931)
      2. William O Harris (1869
      3. John Seaborn Harris (1873-1914)
      4. James Cochran Harris (1874
      5. Louis Lay Harris (1876-1885)
      6. Clara Louise Harris (1880
      7. Harry Hill Harris (1883-1839)

    8. Virgil Valeriam Cochran (1846-1919 CA)
      3rd Sgt., Company F 27th Battalion Augusta Arsenal Guard Age 17
      Died: 11 Feb 1919 Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
      Married 1868 in Louisville KY Amanda King Born: 1849 in Indiana, USA
      Census 1880 Clark IN; 1910 Los Angeles CA
      Los Angeles City Directory 1888 "Virgil V. Cochran and Alberto N. Francisco" proprietors of "Citizens' Tranfer Co"
      Virgil V. Cochran; Edward Jesurun, 120 North Main,Business Name: Cochran & Jesurun, Occupation: proprietors Citizens' Transfer Co. and Gurney Cab Service,1890, Los Angeles,CA

      1870 Jefferson County Kentucky Census, Louisville
      Virgel V Cochran  24 GA sawyer at mill 100
      Amenda Cochran    21 IN
      James S Cochran 1/12 KY
      
      1880 Clark County Kentucky Census, Jeffersonville
      Virgil V. Cochran 34 GA GA GA runs circular saw
      Amanda Cochran    31 IN IN IN
      Fanny G. Cochran   8 KY GA IN
      Viola V. Cochran   4 IN GA IN
      Mattie L. Cochran  2 IN GA IN
      
      1900 Los Angeles County California
      Virgil B Cochran 54 GA IN GA proprietor transfer company
      Amanda J Cochran 51 IN IN IN
                          9 children 3 surviving
      Mattie L Cochran 21 IN GA IN
      Ernest Cochran   10 CA IN GA
      Addie F King     19 IN IN IN cousin
      
      1910 Los Angeles County California
      Virgil V B Cochran 62 GA GA GA trucking
      Amanda Cochran     60 IN IN IN
                            7 children 3 surviving
      Earnest Cochran    20 CA GA IN clerk transfer company
      
      1920 Los Angeles County California
      Ernest Cochran 31 CA GA IN manager Citizen's Trucking Co
      Flora  Cochran 30 IN KY KY
      Amanda Cochran 71 IN IN IN widow
      

      Children:

      1. James S Cochran (1870 in Kentucky, USA
      2. Frances G Cochran (1872 in Indiana, USA
      3. Fanny G Cochran (1872 in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, USA
      4. Viola G Cochran (1876 in Kentucky, USA
      5. Martha Louella Cochran (1878 in Indiana, USA
      6. Mattie L Cochran (1878 IN - 1951 CA)
      7. Virgil J Cochran (1882-1895)
        died at age 14 buried Angeles Rosedale Cemetery Los Angeles CA
      8. Ernest Alan Cochran (1888 in California, USA

    9. Lewis S. Cochran (1847-1904)

      CSA Service Record:

      • Corporal/Private Company H 2nd Georgia Reserves. This unit was part of Govenor Brown's State units composed of elderly and young volunteers that were prevented by law from leaving the state. This unit served as guards at the Andersonville prison.
      • Enlisted Mar 29 1864 DeKalb County
      • Reduced from Corporal to Private June 4 1864
      • Elected 1st Corporal June 11 1864
      • Muster Roll Jan-Feb 1865 Present
      • Muster Roll Apr-Dec 1864 Present
      • Muster Roll Apr-Aug 1864 Present

      Married 1881 R(achel?) L. Waters. (dau of James H Waters of Stone Mountain)
      Dekalb Historical Society Marriage Database says:

      Waters, R L Husband: Cochran, L S
      Marriage Date: 12/25/1881
      Book - Page No: 3 - 472

      1870 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Stone Mountain
      James H Waters   47
      Frances C Waters 40
      Rosanna A Waters 13
      Laura Waters     10 <----------- [bc 1860]
      William M Waters  8
      Minnie E Waters   5
      
      1880 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Stone Mountain
      James H. Waters   58
      Francis C. Waters 47
      Rosanna E. Waters 23
      Rachel L. Waters  19 <----------- [bc 1861]
      William N. Waters 17
      Minnie E. Waters  15
      John L. Waters     7
      Martha W. Estes   64
      
      1900 Fulton County Georgia Census, Atlanta Ward 3
      Louis Cockran      52 GA GA GA clothing drummer
      Lulla Cockran      33 GA GA GA married 7 years
                                     [mc 1893 -- not her children below?]
                                     3 children 3 surviving
                                     [bc 1867]
      L Pearl Cockran    15 GA GA GA
      Gleen W Cockran    13 GA GA GA
      Clifford D Cockran 11 GA GA GA
      

    10. Lavinta H. Cochran (1849-1921)

      Dekalb Historical Society Database says:

      Husband: Mason, James A Wife: Cochran, Levinely H
      Marriage Date: 4/6/1871 Book - Page No: 1 - 345

      James Abraham Mason (1850-1915 Atlanta GA)

      From the Atlanta Constitution Oct 1 1915

      1880 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Decatur
      James A. Mason    30 GA SC GA merchant
      Levinity H. Mason 30 GA GA GA
      Claudius C. Mason  8 GA GA GA
      Carlos H. Mason    6 GA GA GA
      James C. Mason     4 GA GA GA
      Seaborn C. Mason   2 GA GA GA
      
      1900 DeKalb County Georgia Census, Decatur
      Jas A Mason    50  GA SC GA wood dealer
      Ventie H Mason 49  GA GA GA 5 children 5 surviving
      Carlos H Mason 26  GA GA GA merchant
      Cliff C Mason  23  GA GA GA merchant
      Connie S Mason 21  GA GA GA merchant
      Hugh W Mason   10  GA GA GA
      

      Children:

      1. Claudius Chandler Mason (1872-

        1900 Fulton County Georgia Census, Blackhall
        Claude Mason 28 GA GA GA money lender
        Mamie Mason  22 GA NY GA
        Marion Mason  4 GA GA GA
        Claude Mason  1 GA GA GA
        
        1910 Fulton County Georgia Census, Atlanta
        Claud C Mason 38 GA GA GA bookkeeper furniture store
        Mary Mason    32 GA NY GA four children 4 surviving
        Marion Mason  13 GA GA GA
        Claud Mason   10 GA GA GA
        Meredith Mason 9 GA GA GA
        Evelyn Mason   6 GA GA GA
        
        1920 Fulton County Georgia Census, Atlanta
        Claude C Mason 47 GA GA GA clewrk courthouse
        Mary Mason     41 GA GA GA
        Claude Mason   20 GA GA GA
        Meredith Mason 18 GA GA GA
        Grove Mason    15 GA GA GA
        
        1930 Fulton County Georgia Census, Atlanta
        Claud C Mason 58 GA GA GA clerk county office
        Mary Mason    52 GA NY GA
        Grace Mason   25 GA GA GA
        

      2. Carlos H. Mason (1874-

        1910 Fulton County Georgia Census, Atlanta
        Carlos H Mason 36 GA GA GA retail merchant furniture
        Louis H Turner 26 SC SC SC boarder
        James D Harvey 28 MO NY MO boarder
        

      3. James C. Mason (1876-

      4. Seaborn Connie Mason (1878-
        See with brother Hugh below in 1920

      5. Hugh W. Mason (1890-

        1920 Fulton County Georgia Census, Blackhall
        H W Mason      31 GA GA GA salesman furniture store
        Lillian Mason  28 SC SC SC
        Hugh C Mason    8 GA GA GA
        Lauenity Mason 68 GA GA GA motherinlaw? [mother]
        C S Mason      41 GA GA GA brother salesman furniture store
                                   [Connie Seaborn]
        
        1930 Fulton County Georgia Census, Atlanta
        Hugh W Mason  41 GA GA GA manager of a furniture company
        Lilliam Mason 38 SC SC SC
        Hugh C Mason  18 GA GA SC
        

    The following seven children are conjectured to be the children of Samuel Cochran. See Molly Clay data above. This lists Green H; Louis F; Martha; and Sarah Cochran as siblings. Neal and Elizabeth are also detailed as "POTENTIAL" children of Samuel Cochran. Notice Louis or Lewis and brother Green are in Montgomery AL below.

  4. Caroline Emelia Cochran (1812 - 1857 Cobb GA) CONJECTURED

    Married Jacob Meadows in Oglethorpe County Georgia in 1830.

    Buried at Powder Springs Cemetery, Cobb County Georgia. Tombstone reads:

    "Carrieline P. Meadows, April 18 1812 - July 17, 1857"

    www.findagrave.com says: "Wife of J.C. Meadows"

    Husband Jacob C. Meadows (1803 NC-1891 GA) is buried in Nebo, Paulding County GA, Sweetwater Cemetery.

    http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/14217581/person/89547633 says Caroline is:

    the daughter of Samuel Cochran and Sarah Green [Note: There are many Samuel Cochran b 1790 and Sarah Green b 1790, both allegedly born in SC that are attached to the Caroline Cochran Meadows records at ancestry.com. None are documented. http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/5610487/person/-1429401980 says Sarah Green's mother was named "Barnes"]

    Two Green families appear on the 1800 Oglethorpe census;

    1. Adderson Green [40010-00010]
    2. Beal Green [11010-30011]

    and wife of Jacob Meadows (1803 Carteret NC-1891 Cobb GA) son of Jacob Meadows (1774-1840) and Hannah West (1775-1830). Jacob married second Martha Ann Adoline Duke (1832-1886) on 28 Mar 1858 after Caroline Cochran's death.

    Children of Caroline Cochran and Jacob Meadows:

    1. William Franklin Meadows (1830 - 1897)
      Private, 7th Georgia Infantry, Company D -- Cobb Guards,
      • Enlisted Powder Springs GA May 4 (or 31), 1861
      • Muster Roll May 31-Aug 31 1861, absent on account of wound
      • Muster Roll Nov-Dec 1861, discharged at Richmond Oct 12 1861
      • Muster Roll, Sep-Oct 1861, Absent sick
      • Regimental return Nov 1861, discharged Richmond Oct 15 1861
      • Report of Sick and Wounded, Culpeper Court House Va, Oct 1861, disability of foot on account of wound, Oct 12 1861
      • discharged Richmond VA Oct 12 1861

      Cobb County Georgia Military - Co. D 7th Reg says "Meadows, William F. - Private May 4, 1861. Wounded in 1861 Discharged at Richmond, Virginia, October 12, 1861." This wound likely occurred at First Manassas (Bull Run) on July 18, 1861.

    2. Sara Emaly Meadows (1832 -
    3. Malita Jane Meadows (1835 -
    4. Carcinela Catherine Meadows (1837 -
    5. David Socrates Meadows (1839 - 1914)
    6. Caroline Bethany Meadows (1841 -
    7. Samantha Elizabeth Meadows (1843 - 1921)
    8. Wilson Harrison Meadows (1845 - 1862)
      Private, Company H 19th Georgia Infantry
      Killed in battle June 30 1862 probably in the battle of Glendale (aka Fraser's Farm), June 30, 1862 (part of the Battle of the Seven Days)
      The 19th Georgia was part of Archer's Brigade of A.P.Hill's Corps (Brig. Gen. James J. Archer (captured at Gettysburg, died Oct 1864), composed of: 5th Alabama Battalion; 19th Georgia; 1st Tennessee; 7th Tennessee; 14th Tennessee)
      Death claim by Jacob Meadows, claimed unmarried "having neither wife nor children"
    9. Martha Francine Maggie Meadows (1847 -
    10. Mary Ameras Meadows (1849 -
    11. Georgia Ann Meadows (1851 - 1936)
    12. Napoleon Callaway Meadows (1853 - 1921)

    http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/GAOGLETH/2008-04/1207097970 says:

    "In the History of Oglethorpe County there is a marriage license for a Jacobs Meadows and Caroline Cochran dated March 13, 1830, possibly as son of your Jacob? Did not find anything else in the book about him. Phoebe Meadors was a member of Beaverdam Primitive Baptist church founded in 1800, there is a marriage license for Phoebe and Andrew McElroy dated June 5, 1817 and one for Pheby Meadows and John Mobley dated January 5, 1826."

  5. Sarah Cochran (1824- ) CONJECTURED

    Married Charles T Glenn September 1840 in Oglethorpe County GA

    See This from Molly Clay 2008, She states that Charles T. Glenn was the executor of Samuel Cochran's estate in 1850 and he married Samuel's daughter Sarah in 1840. Further Samuel's second wife Sarah Furlow in the early 1800s. Charles was the son of Thomas Glenn (1778 Louisa VA-1843 Oglethorpe GA) and Charlotte Meriwether (1791-1851)

    1850 Oglethorpe County Georgia Census
    Charles Glenn  34 GA farmer 400
    Sarah Glenn    26 GA
    William Glenn   9 GA
    Thomas Glenn    7 GA
    Elizabeth Glenn 5 GA
    Lucy Glenn      4 GA
    
    1860 Oglethorpe County Georgia Census
    Charles T Glenn  44 GA farmer 2,200 1,600
    Sarah E Glenn    34 GA
    [Molly clay suggests this is a Cochran daughter see above
    and http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/1025751/person/-1569754641]
    
    William H Glenn  18 GA [Company K 6th Georga Infantry
                            enlisted May 28 1861
                            died Aug 4 1861]
    Samuel T Glenn   16 GA
    Sarah E Glenn    14 GA
    Lucy A Glenn     13 GA
    Martha E Glenn   16 GA
    Benjamin F Glenn  8 GA
    Charles L Glenn   6 GA
    Susan A Glenn     1 GA
    
    adjacent
    
    Sarah Cochran 74 SC 0 2,500
    
          [Molly Clay states that this is Sarah Furlow Samuel's seocnd wife.
           Not proven. This Sarah appears in 1870 below with Charles T Glenn]
    
    
    1860 Oglethorpe County Georgia Census
    Charles T Glenn  54 GA farmer 1,400 500
    Sarah D Glenn    46 GA
    Martha E Glenn   20 GA
    Benjamin T Glenn 17 GA
    Charles Glenn    14 GA
    Susan Glenn      11 GA
    Sarah Cochran    82 SC Superannuated
    
    1880 Oglethorpe County Georgia Census
    Charles T. Glenn 65 GA VA GA
    Sarah A. Glenn   53 GA GA SC [sarah daughter of Samuel]
    Thomas S. Glenn  34 GA GA GA son
    Sarah Harwell    34 GA GA GA servant cook
    

  6. Martha Cochran (1821- ) CONJECTURED

    Married 1838 Egbert M Harwell (1822-1908 Atlanta GA) son of Mark Harwell (1771 NC-1857 GA). This Mark married Penelope Johnson 1808 then Betsy Dean O'Kelly (1781-1864) in 1816 (see this). This says Egbert was a Baptist Minister. Egbert married Juda Ann Moore in 1872.

    Molly Clay suggests this Martha Cochran is a daughter of Samuel Cochran (See this) See http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/1281269/person/-1893574419

    1850 Oglethorpe County Georgia Census
    Egbert M Harwell 23 GA farmer
    Martha Harwell   24 GA
    William Harwell   6 GA
    Susan Harwell     5 GA
    Elizabeth Harwell 4 GA
    A Mandy Harwell   3 GA
    Mark Harwell      0 GA
    
    1860 Oglethorpe County Georgia Census
    Egbert M Harwell    38 GA farmer 2,400 3,500
    Martha Harwell      38 GA
    
    Molly Clay suggests this is a duaghter of Samuel Cochran
    Martha Cochran (1824-1908) m Egbert M. Harwell 24 Nov 1838
    in Oglethorpe Georgia
    (See http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/1281269/person/-1893574419)
    
    Sarah S Harwell     17 GA
    Elizabeth C Harwell 13 GA
    Harriet A Harwell   12 GA
    Egbert D Harwell    10 GA
    Martha E Harwell     8 GA
    Mary F Harwell       6 GA
    Lucy A Harwell       5 GA
    Cricket Harwell      2 GA
    George W Harwell  7/12 GA
    
    1870 Oglethorpe County Georgia Census
    Egbert Harwell    47 GA 800 500 farmer
    Mary S T Harwell  27 GA
    Elizabeth Harwell 24 GA
    Harriet Harwell   22 GA
    Egbert D Harwell  20 GA
    Martha E Harwell  18 GA
    Mary F Harwell    16 GA
    Lucy A Harwell    14 GA
    Clarinda Harwell  12 GA
    George W Harwell  10 GA
    W.D. Banks        10 GA [orphaned son of Wm. T Banks who
                             died of dropsy during Civil War]
    Asa Harwell        8 GA
    Chas T Harwell     5 GA
    Ida E Banks        8 GA [orphaned daughter of Wm. T Banks]
    Henry G Harwell   14 GA black
    James W Harwell    9 GA black
    
    1880 Oglethorpe County Georgia Census
    Egbart M. Harwell  58 GA NC GA
    Jenny A. Harwell   46 GA GA GA
    George W. Harwell  20 GA GA GA
    Albert H. Harwell  18 GA GA GA
    Charles M. Harwell 16 GA GA GA
    Carrie T. Harwell  12 GA GA GA
    Thomas D Harwell   11 GA GA GA
    
    1900 Oglethorpe County Georgia Census
    Egbert M Harwell    77 GA NC VA
    Julia A Harwell     65 GA GA GA
                           7 children 2 surviving
    Eledida Strickland  21 GA GA GA
    Elizabeth C Harwell 53 GA GA GA
    

    Children:

    1. James Franklin Harwell 1839 - 1842
    2. William Mark Harwell 1841 - 1855
    3. Sara Susan Harwell 1842 -
    4. Samuel Harrison Harwell 1844 - 1844
    5. Harriet Amanda Harwell 1845 - 1926
    6. Elizabeth Catherine Harwell 1846 -
    7. Egbert Dawson Harwell 1850 - 1927
    8. Martha Elzada Harwell 1852 - 1929
    9. Mary Frances Harwell 1853 - 1942
    10. Luizer Blandena Harwell 1855 - 1856
    11. Lucy Ann Harwell 1856 -
    12. Clarenda Penelope Harwell 1858 -
    13. George Washington Harwell 1859 - 1933
    14. Asa Pattric Harwell 1861 - 1928
    15. Charley Mell Harwell 1864 - 1918
    16. Theodosia Harwell 1870 - 1959

  7. Neal Furlow Cochran (1807- dc 1848/9) CONJECTURED

    Married Martha Nunally 1832 Clarke County GA

    1850 Oglethorpe County Georgia Census
    Neal F Cockram    43 GA farmer 800 (page 9)
    Martha Cockram    34 GA
    William F Cockram 14 GA
    Lewis Cockram     12 GA
    Mary W Cockram    10 GA
    Augustus V Cockram 8 GA
    Julia A Cockram    6 GA
    Harriet P Cockram  4 GA
    Martha N Cockram   0 GA
    
    Sarah Cockran     63 SC farmer 1500 (page 80)
    
    
    1860 Oglethorpe County Georgia Census
    Martha Cochran   45 GA farmer 3,500 6,500
    
    [this is Martha Nunnally, wife of Neal Furlow Cochran who died circa 1857]
     See marriages above
     See Molly Clay's interpretation above]
    
    Thomas Cochran   23 GA
    Mary Cochran     19 GA
    Augustin Cochran 16 GA
    Julia Cochran    15 GA
    Harriet Cochran  12 GA
    Martha Cochran   10 GA
    John Cochran      4 GA
    Fredrick Smith   14 GA
    

  8. Elizabeth B. Cochran (1809-1894) CONJECTURED

    Married 1828 Luke Johnson (1804-1871) in Oglethorpe GA son of Thomas Johnson (1780-1830) and Mary Ann Pender (1780-1853). Luke and Elizabeth are buried in Troup County (Family, Church, and Community Cemeteries in Troup County by Dorothy McLendon, Lillie Lambert, Danny Knight, 1990).

    1850 Troup County Georgia
    Luke Johnson      45
    Elizabeth Johnson 42
    Susan F Johnson   15
    Amanda C Johnson  14
    James S Johnson   12
    Thomas L Johnson  10
    Sarah F Johnson    8
    Luke D Johnson     6
    William H Johnson  4
    Malissa Johnson    1
    
    1860 Troup County Georgia, Lagrange
    Luke Johnson 52 GA 5,000 16,000 farmer
    L Johnson    50
    T Johnson    17
    J Johnson    15
    N Johnson    12
    John Johnson  7
    D Johnson     9
    R Johnson     4
    R Johnson     2
    
    1870 Troup County Georgia, Lagrange
    Luke Johnson       65 GA 1400
    E B Johnson        62 GA
    W M Johnson        23 GA
    Louisianus Johnson 18 GA female
    

  9. Lewis F Cochran (1820- ) CONJECTURED

    Married 1840 Barbara Miner Glenn (1820- ) in Oglethorpe County GA
    Daughter of Thomas Glenn and Charlotte Meriwether and brother of Charles T Glenn (1816-1880) who married Sarah Cochran in 1840. He is in Montogomery County Alabama in three censuses adjacent to a Green H Cochran also born in GA (see below)

    1850 Montgomery Alabama Census
    2nd District pg 380 (Ancestry.com image 80 of 89)
    Family 579
    Also in the 2nd District pg 379 is Green H Cochran
    (Ancestry.com image 79 of 89) Family 574
    These two are five houses apart
    Lewis H Cockeron  31 GA farmer
    Barbara Cockeron  30 GA
    Rebecca E Cockeron 7 AL
    Sarah A Cockeron   5 AL
    Zara Cockeron      3 AL
    William S Cockeron 2 AL
    
    1860 Montgomery Alabama Census,
    District 2, Rama Post Office, pg 91, Family #655

    Also in the 2nd District is Green H Cochran
    2nd District, Ramah Post Office, pg 122, Family #875

    L F Cockran 40 GA merchant 3,000 10,000
    Thos Cockran 8 AL
    
    [This census data is at odds with the other census data,
     children and wife are missing]
    
    1870 Montgomery Alabama Census
    Township 13, Pine Level Post Office, pg 115
    Family 1012

    Also in the Township 13 is Green H Cochran
    Township 13, Ramer Post Office, pg 114
    Family 1007

    Louis F Cochran 49 GA planter 400 400
    Winny D Cochran 25 AL
    Zeuriah Cochran 23 AL
    John F Cochran  18 AL
    Mary E Cochran  15 AL
    Sarah J Taylor  10 AL [see daughter Rebecca below]
    Emily C Taylor   7 AL [see daughter Rebecca below]
    

    Children:

    1. Rebecca E. Cochran b: 1843 in Montgomery, Alabama
      Married William S Taylor
      Marriage Date: 8 Dec 1857
      Marriage Place: Montgomery
      Performed By: O. M. G.
      Surety/Perf. Name: P. W. Spear

      1860 Montgomery Alabama Census,
      District 2, Rama Post Office, pg 121, Family #872
      Wm Taylor      28 AL mechanic 250 [bc 1832]
      E Taylor       18 AL [Rebecca E Cochran? see 1870 above]
      Sarah Taylor 3/12 AL [See grandfather Lewis 1870 above]
      

    2. Sarah A. Cochran b: 1845 in Montgomery, Alabama
    3. Winny D. Cochran b: 1845 in Montgomery, Alabama
    4. Zeuriah Zara Cochran b: 1847 in Montgomery, Alabama
    5. William S. Cochran b: 1848 in Montgomery, Alabama
    6. John F. Cochran b: 1852 in Montgomery, Alabama
    7. Mary E. Cochran b: 1855 in Montgomery, Alabama

      Below may be children of Lewis'daughter Rebecca E. Cochran who married William S Taylor.

    8. Sarah J. Taylor b: 1860 in Montgomery, Alabama
    9. Emily C. Taylor b: 1863 in Montgomery, Alabama

  10. Green H Cochran (1818 GA- after 1889 TX) CONJECTURED

    The adjacency of Green H Cochran and Lewis Cochran in Montgomery county Alabama is the only thread of connectivity in the conjectured relationship. Note the census adjacency. Further there is some data to suggest (see Caroline Emeline Cochran above) that Samuel married Sarah Green.

    Green Cochran married first Emeline Sansing (1820 NC- ) perhaps the daughter of James Sanders Sansing (who died in Alabama in 1829) (see this and this and this discussions). He then married Nancy Rebecca (Davis) Joyce (b. 1839 Lowndes GA) circa 1880 in Gonzales County Texas (see this). She who was married to 1.Joseph Warren, 2. Joseph Julius Davis, 3. Maximime Rosignal, and then Green H. Cochran.

    See also this regarding family details

    He migrated in 1874 to Texas.

    http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/search.cfm
    Green H Cochrane
    Exempt from military service as Justice of the Peace, Montegomery County
    Authority: Governor's correspondence 1863-1864.

    1850 Montgomery Alabama Census
    2nd District pg 379 (Ancestry.com image 79 of 89) Family 574
    Lewis Cochran is also in the 2nd District pg 380 (Ancestry.com image 80 of 89) Family 579
    These two are five houses apart.
    Green H Cockeron 32 GA farmer 300
    Emeline Cockeron 30 NC
    Mary A Cockeron   6 AL
    Sarah J Cockeron  3 Al
    Rebecca Cockeron  1 AL
    
    1860 Montgomery Alabama Census,
    2nd District, Ramah Post Office, pg 122, Family #875

    Also in District 2, Rama Post Office, pg 91, Family #655
    is L F Cochran (see above)

    H Cochran         40 GA 800 500 farmer
    E Cochran         98 GA
    Mary Cochran      18 AL
    Jane Cochran      16 AL
    R Cochran         14 AL
    Elisebeth Cochran 12 AL
    Sam Cochran       10 AL
    Susan Cochran      6 AL
    Franklin Cochran   2 AL
    
    1870 Montgomery Alabama Census
    Township 13, Ramer Post Office, pg 114 Family 1007

    Also in Ramer is Louis F Cochran, Township 13, Pine Level Post Office, pg 115 Family 1012

    Samuel Shaver     59 Al laborer
         [may be a laborer with James T. Gibson
          family above his entry (Family #1004).
          This Shaver is listed as family #1005,
          then two line are drawn to Green H Cochran
          on the line below]
    Green H Cochran   52 GA farmer 200 400
    Emaline Cochran   50 NC
    Jane Cochran      23 AL
    Elizabeth Cochran 19 AL
    Susan Cochran     14 AL
    Leone F Cochran   13 AL
    
    1880 Gonzales Texas Census
    Green H. Cochran 62 GA IRE VA
    Susan G. Cochran 22 AL GA NC
    Lewis F. Cochran 22 AL GA NC
    

    Children (see this):

    1. Mary A. Cochran (1844 Montgomery, Alabama
    2. Sarah Jane Cochran (1846 Montgomery, Alabama-1927 Gorman Eastland TX)
      Married first in 1872 John Newton H. White (1826 – 1899) and second in 1906 David Castleman (1836 – )

      1900 Eastland Texas
      Sarah J White 53 AL GA SC widowed
                       9 children 6 surviving
      Ella White    16 TX AL AL
      Bell White    14 TX AL AL
      Newton White  12 TX AL AL
      

      Children:

      1. Oscar Montgomery White 1873 – 1878
      2. Marshall Henry White 1874 – 1938
      3. Louisa Jane White 1876 – 1878
      4. Robert Miller White 1877 – 1881
      5. Arthur Franklin White 1880 – 1943
      6. Ida Mae White 1882 – 1966
      7. Elizabeth Elmira White 1883 – 1939
      8. Minnie Belle White 1886 – 1976
      9. Newton Harry White 1887 – 1953

    3. Rebecca Cochran (1846 Montgomery, Alabama
    4. Elizabeth Cochran (1850 Montgomery, Alabama
    5. Samuel Cochran (1851 Montgomery, Alabama
    6. Susan G. Cochran (1856 Montgomery, Alabama - 1911 Fayette Texas )

      Married 1880 James W. Calhoun ("Bud") in Gonzales Texas (see this)

      See 1911 Death Cetificate here.

      1900 Fayette Texas
      James W Calhoun   45 AL GA AL farmer
      Susan G Calhoun   43 AL GA MS
                           8 children 5 surviving
      William L Calhoun 18 TX AL AL
      Maud E Calhoun    16 TX AL AL
      Eula L Calhoun    14 TX AL AL
      Annie B Calhoun    8 TX AL AL
      Janette L Calhoun  5 TX AL AL
      

      Children:

      1. William L Calhoun (1882-
      2. Maud Ella Calhoun (1884-
      3. Eula L Calhoun (1886-
      4. Annie B Calhoun (1892-
      5. Janette L. Calhoun (1895-

    7. Lewis Franklin Cochran (1857 Montgomery, Alabama-1897

      This says he was a Campbellite preacher (see this.

      Married 1889 Delphia "Dettie" Ann McDonald (1865 Kaufman, Texas- Rockwall Texas) daughter of William Harvey McDonald (1836 - ) and Elizabeth Donaldson (1837 Greene IL- ). She married first Louis G Mitchell in 1879 in Rockwall Texas

      1900 Rockwall County Texas
      Elizabeth Mc Donald 62 IL GA KY widowed
                             1 child 1 surviving
      Delpha A Cochran    34 TX KY IL daughter widowed
      Harrison F Cochran  10 TX AL TX grandson
      Lottie E Cochran     9 TX AL TX grand daughter
      

      Children:

      1. Harrison Franklin Cochran (1889 Lipscomb Texas-1938 Rockwall Texas)
      2. Lottie Elizabeth Cochran (1891 in Rockwall Texas

    8. Betty E. Davis (1885 Thompsonville, Gonzales, Texas
      Married John Earl Fay ( ? Shelbyville Bedford County TN).
      Children (see this)
      1. Charles Davis Fay (Shelbyville, Bedford Co., TN)
      2. Nannie Rebecca Fay (Jackson Co., TX)
      3. Living Fay

  11. Other Samuel Cochran's as CONJECTURED sons of Samuel Cochran of Oglethorpe County

    If one omits Neal Furlow Cochran as a son of the Samuel Cochran of interest to this page (based on the Greene county will of Samuel who died in the 1800 decade in Greene GA), other possibile Samuel Cochran's exist who mighht descend from the Samuel Cochran of Oglethorpe. Consider the following facts:

    Samuel Cochran married Judith Ann GENTRY 26 SEP 1841 in Greene County, Georgia

    Greene County is adjacent to Oglethorpe county.

    In 1842 in Pike County Georgia, William Germany's will lists:

    "Melvina Germany now Melvina Cochran"

    and a 1837 marriage of Melvina Germany to Samuel Cochran. Samuel is shown on the 1860,1870 and 1880 censuses as being married to "Julia".

    and consider this:

    Sam M Cochran dies Nov 17, 1894 and is buried in Geneva Cemetery, Seminole County Florida (plot 1-b). Adjacent (plot 1-c) is married Julia GENTRY Cochran died Sep 27 1898

    Note the name and date differences in these facts.

    • Is "Judith" really "Julia"?
      (i.e., where are Judith Gentry and Samuel Cochran?). Both the 1860, 1870 and 1880 Pike/Meriwether Georgia Censuses AND the 1880 Florida census show a Samuel Cochran married to "Julia".

    • The "Judith Gentry" of Greene county GA was the daughter of David Gentry (1770 Edgefield SC- ) and Rachel Carter (1771- ) son of Allen "Cain" Gentry and Lydia Youngblood. (from here). The reference says she was born in 1806 in SC and married Samuel Cochran in 1840 in Greene County GA. Greene County is adjacent to Oglethorpe county.

    • The Samuel Cochran of Pike/Meriwether County is of the right age and married to "Julia". The second Samuel Cochram of Orange/Seminole Counties Florida is also the right age. But, the Florida Samuel has a grave in Seminole County with wife Julia Ann -- both born 1821 -- her in SC and he in GA. This implies he is the Samuel who married Julia Gentry in Greene county in 1840.

    • The Pike/Meriwether Samuel Cochran is married to Melvina Germany in 1837 and she is still alive in 1842 (per William Germany's will). He is married to "Julia in 1860, 1870 and 1880. So the Pike/Meriwether Samuel Cochran could NOT be married to Judith(or Julia) Gentry in 1840. Yet William Germany is in Oglethorpe county in 1807.

    One may conclude that Florida Samuel Cochran is the one who married in a Miss Gentry in 1840 (perhaps -- but here name is different -- Judith not Julia. Further, the Florida wife was born in 1821 -- not 1806 as stated in the David Gentry family lists.

    As to the Pike/Meriwether Samuel Cochran, the only connectivity if the location of William Germany and his brother Robert in 1807 land lottery in Oglethorpe GA.

    None of these facts (or fictions) allow us to assign either of these Samuel Cochrans as sons of the Samuel Cochran of Oglethorpe.

    1. The Pike/Meriwether Samuel Cochran Details

      There is one possible candidate for this Samuel H. (perhaps Harrison) Cochran in later records. He shows up in Pike and adjacent Meriwether county Georgia on four censuses:

      At ancestry.com in the Georgia marriage records is:

      Malvina Germany
      Spouse: Samuel H. Cockran
      Marriage Date: 30 Nov 1837
      Marriage County: Pike
      Marriage State: Georgia

      Also in Pike County Marriages
      (http://www.ancestrallychallenged.com/~gapike/GroomsC.htm)
      Cochrun Samuel H. Germany Malvina 1837

      1. 1850 Pike County Georgia -- Samuel Cochran

        1850 Pike County Georgia Census
        Samuel H Cockran 35 farmer $610
        Amanda M Cockran 22
        [likely Amanda Melvina Germany -- but if she married in 1837
         she would have been 9 years old, Samuel would have been 22]
        Sarah J Cockran   8
        William A Cockran 5
        John T Cochran    2
        

      2. 1860 Meriwether County Georgia -- Samuel Cochran

        1860 Meriwether County Georgia Census, Flat Shoals
        Sarnnel Cochran  46 GA overseeing 200
        Julia Cochran    33 GA
        Sarah J Cochran  16 GA
        Alax Cochran     14 GA
        Taylor Cochran   12 GA
        Jefferson Cochran 9 GA
        Adalade Cochran   4 GA
        Albert G Wells   28 GA
        

      3. 1870 Meriwether County Georgia -- Samuel Cochran

        1870 Meriwether County Georgia Census, Flat Shoals
        Sam H Cochran  55 GA farmer 600
        Julia Cochran  42 GA
        John T Cochran 23 GA
        James Cochran  14 GA
        Julia Cochran  13 GA
        
        Aolin Martin  40 F Blk
        Bettie Martin 12 F Blk
        Lincoln Martin 7 M Blk
        Babe Martin    1 F Blk
        

      4. 1880 Pike County Georgia -- Samuel Cochran

        1880 Pike County Georgia Census
        Sam Cochran   65 GA VA VA paralysis
        Julia Cochran 45 GA NC NC
        Addie Cochran 21 GA GA GA
        
        Jeff Cochran   29  GA GA GA farmer
        Amanda Cochran 28  GA GA GA
        James Cochran   7m GA GA GA
        Cainey St???   72  GA GA GA father
        John Cochran   27  GA GA GA
        

      Other data relevant to this Samuel Cochran is:

      • There is an earlier marriage record for this Pike/Meriwether Samuel Cochran:

        Cochrun Samuel H. Germany Malvina 1837

        She is the daughter of William Germany (she is named in his 1842 will as "Melvina Cochran")

        There is a William Germany in Oglethorpe County in 1807 (on the list of Eligible Grawers in the 1807 Land Lottery -- same page as Samuel Cochran) (See http://www.thegagenweb.com/gaoglethorpe/1807lotto/bell.htm). Both brothers William (1782-1842) and Robert (1780-1831) were on the 1807 Oglethorpe Land Lottery. They are the sons of James Germany.

        Willams will of 1842 lists eleven:

        1. wife Mary
        2. Mary Germany now Mary Walker
        3. Sarah Germany now Sarah Houston
        4. James B Germany
        5. Melvina Germany now Melvina Cochran
        6. William Lander Germany
        7. Elizabeth Germany formerly Elizabeth Hughes
        8. Emily Jane Germnay
        9. Bridget Cornelia Germany
        10. Hilliard Germany
        11. Joseph Germany

      • http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/pike/military/indian/varner.txt

        Pike County, Georgia Captain David Varner's Company of Georgia Militia Creek War

        Captain David Varner's Company of Georgia Militia Creek War
        "The Zebulon Pike County Georgia Volunteers"
        Muster roll dated May 17, 1836

        Cochran, Saul H

      • Georgia: Pike County: Grand Lodge of Georgia 1854 Williamsville Lodge No. 122, Flat Shoals, Pike County

        S. H. Cochran, Sec'y

      • http://files.usgwarchives.org/ga/carroll/military/civilwar/rosters/fang.txt

        Carroll COUNTY GA Military (Civil War) 1st Georgia Reserves [Fannin's] - Company G

        Cochran, Samuel A.
        Cochran, Taylor [son John Taylor Cochran]

      • http://www.angelfire.com/tx/RandysTexas/csareserve1/

        http://www.angelfire.com/tx/RandysTexas/csareserve1/page10.html

        MUSTER ROLL of Captain W. H. Hartnett Company G First Reg’t Ga Reserves, Army of the Confederate States, Colonel James H. Fannin, from the 28th day of April 1864, when mustered into the Service of the Confederate States.

        Note: This muster roll contains the original entries of the men and boys who enlisted in the First Georgia Reserves, Company G. It includes the number (order in which their names were recorded), name, rank, enlistment data of when, where, and by whom, time period of enlistment, age, height in terms of feet and inches, complexion, color of eyes & hair, and occupation. No places of residence at the time of enlistment were noted.

        However, in the list of those soldiers Absentees without leave (AWOL) published in a Macon, GA newspaper, the two counties of Pike and Meriwether are noted.

        Personal information on the first four officers was not recorded and neither was the soldiers numbered 62 through 80.

        Of the occupations listed, 60 were farmers, 2 were shoe makers, 1 harness maker, 1 mechanic, 1 carriage trimmer and one whose occupation was listed simply as P.M. (most likely PostMaster).

        One was age 16, 41 were age 17, 3 were age 46, 20 were age 47, 3 were age 48 and 2 were age 49.

        All transcriptions contain errors to some degree due to human nature. I’ve tried diligently to transcribe these records as error free as humanly possible in spite of age weathered microfilm containing dark spots or spots so light as to illegible. I hope this muster roll will be of some small benefit to you in researching your Civil War ancestor’s military records.

        11. Cockran, S. A. enlisted as a Private on April 28th 1864 in Atlanta, Ga by Captain W.L. Hubbard for the duration of the War. He was age 47, 5’ 9 in height, fair complexioned with grey eyes and black hair. Occupation: Farmer

        66. Cochran, Taylor enlisted as a Private at Andersonville, Ga.

      • footnote.com

        Both Taylor and Samuel A appear on the rolls of the 1st Georgia Reserve's (Fannin's), Company G

        Samuel three cards say:

        • Mustered into service April 28 1964, roll dated April 25 1864 Atlanta GA by Capt W L Hubbard "for the war" Age: 47 Height 5'9" complexion fair eyses grey hair black occupation farmer
        • Company Muster Roll April 28 to Sep 1 1864, present
        • Company Muster Roll Sep and Oct 1864, present

        Taylor's three cards say:

        • Muster roll dated April 28 1864, Atlanta, enlisted Aug 20 1864 at Andersonville, no personal data
        • Muster Roll April 28 to Sept 1 1864, enlisted July 20 1864 at Andersonville, present
        • Company Muster Roll Sep and Oct 1864, enlisted July 20 1864 at Andersonville, present, never paid

      Children:

      1. Sarah J Cochran (1842/4-
      2. William Alexander Cochran (1845-

        http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.georgia.counties.pike/811/mb.ashx

        "Searching for information on ancestors/family of William Alexander (Alex) Cochran born 25 Oct 1844 Pike County, GA. Enlisted 8 Jul 1861 Company A 13th Georgia Infantry, Confederate States Army At end of War Wm was paroled to Meriwhether, Baldwin County, GA. Moved to Texas around 1865."

        There is an extensive record of service at footnote.com. Wounded at Sharpsburg (Antietam) in 1862 captured at Winchester 1864.

        http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=monkeys&id=I29356

        says:

        William Alexander Cochran
        Given Name: William Alexander
        Surname: Cochran
        Sex: M
        Birth: 25 Oct 1844 in Pike, Georgia
        Death: 26 Jul 1926 in Marlow, Milam, Texazs

        1880 Census District 104, Milam, Texas

        Wm. A. COCHRAN    Self M Male   W 36 GA GA GA farmer
        Susan E. COCHRAN  Wife M Female W 27 TN TN TN Keeping House
        Samuel COCHRAN    Son  S Male   W 11 TX GA TN
        Mattie E. COCHRAN Dau  S Female W  5 TX GA TN
        John W. COCHRAN   Son  S Male   W  2 TX GA TN
        

        Notes for WILLIAM ALEXANDER COCHRAN:
        W. A. Cochran the 8th of July, 1861 in Company A 13th Georgia Infantry, Confederate Staes Army. He was wounded and captured September 19, 1864 At Winchester, Virginia and was transferred February 20, 1865 from Fort mchenry, Maryland to Point Lookout, Maryland. He was paroled home to Meriwether, Baldwin County, Georgia and came to Texas in 1865.

        Obituary from the Cameron Herald, Thursday, July 8, 1926 P. 4, c. 1 Cameron, Milam County, Texas

        "Alexander Cochran, Pioneer Confederate is Dead Widely known Milam County Family Grieves Loss of Aged Man At the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ben Baker near Marlow, Mr. Alex Cochran, Confederate soldier died Tuesday in the late afternoon. His death was sudden but followed a long period of weakness. He had been blind for some time.

        He leaves a family widely and favorably known in Milam County.

        He had many friends who appreciated the value of his rugged character.

        His wife preceded him to the grave and his children now mourn the loss of both parents.

        The funeral was conducted by the Green Brothers undertaking parlors in Cameron with interment in Marlow Cemetery.

        Mr. Cochran was born in Georgia. He served bravely for the Confedeacy under General John B. Gordon. After the Civil Was he came to Texas. He and another boy and a mule made the long journey together, walking and riding as convenient.

        He came to Milam County and lived near Rice school house for more than sixty years. Recently he has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Ben Baker, where he passed away Monday evening..."

        Marriage 1 Susan Elizabeth Sewell. b: 3 Aug 1851 in Marshall , Tennessee Married: Aft 1870 in Milam, Texas
        ------------------------------------------------------
        http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/15373740/person/372746645

        m. Susan Elizabeth Sewell 1851 – 1925
        Children:

        1. Samuel Harrison Cochran 1869 – 1958
        2. Mattie Elizabeth Cochran 1874 –
        3. John Wesley Cochran 1878 – 1958
        4. Ella Cochran 1884 –
        5. Jeff Davis Cochran 1887 – 1942
        6. Susan Alexander Cochran 1891 – 1964

      3. John Taylor Cochran (1848-

        See service record with father above as an Andersville Guard

      4. Jefferson Cochran (1851-
      5. Adelade Cochran (1856-

    2. The "Florida" Samuel Cochran Details

      At www.findagrave.com, there is a "Julia" Gentry Cochran (not Judith as the Greene County Georgia marriage states -- see above) who died in Sep 17 1898 and is buried in Geneva Cemetery, Geneva, Seminole County, Florida. Further, in the adjacent plot at the Geneva Cemetery is her husband "Sam M. Cochran" died Nov. 17, 1894. Seminole County was created from Orange county in 1913. The 1880 census suggests he was born in 1821 in Georgia. The Judith Gentry (not Julia) says she was born about 1806 in SC that conforms to the census below as to state -- but is about 15 older than the Judith -- wife of this Samuel. Futher he states that his father was born in "Ireland".

      This reference also says:
      http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/seminole/cemetery/geneva.txt
      File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Mal and Mary Jo Martin of the Geneva Historical Society, (genevafl@aol.com).

      GENEVA CEMETERY, Geneva, Seminole County, Florida

      COCHRAN, Julia Gentry, d. Sep 27 1898, Location 1-c
      COCHRAN, Sam M., d. Nov 17 1894, Location 1-b

      http://www.usgennet.org/usa/fl/county/seminole/Geneva/methodist_church.htm
      Geneva First United Methodist Church

      "Names listed in the records were; Judy Cochran, Susan J. Williams, John B. Redditt, Ferely Redditt, Edward M. Faber, Mary Bessie Faber, Emma M. Winegard, Catherine F. Raulerson, William B. Raulerson, Stephen B. Williams, Clara T. Williams and Elizabeth Parrich."

       
      http://www.usgennet.org/usa/fl/county/seminole/Geneva/schools.htm

      In Geneva Florida where Samuel Cochran is buried is:

      "Cochran School

      The Cochran School was a one-room school for African-American students in Grades 1 through 6 and was located on the west side of Cochran Road, south of what is now State Road 46. Two of the early teachers were Ida M. Anderson and Marian Anderson (un-related). Eula (Banks) Witherspoon remembers, "Sometimes we’d get together and the children would come from Snowhill and we (Cochran School students) would walk down to Osceola School. Ms. Anderson would take the smaller children and we’d catch the train back. Cochran School closed in 1971 when the Geneva Elementary School was integrated."


       

      • 1870 Orange County Florida Census, District 17
        Samuel Cothern 47 GA 100 75 house carpenter [bc 1823]
        Julia Cothern  49 GA
        Mary Cothern   23 GA
        
        1880 Orange County Florida Census
        Samuel M.  Cochran 59 GA Ire GA farmer [bc 1821]
        Julia Ann  Cochran 59 SC SC  SC [bc 1821]
        Mary Ann   Cochran 33 FL GA  SC [bc 1847]
        

      • http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/orange/history/1876votr.txt

        "List of Registered Voters in Orange County, Florida, for 1876"

        S.M. Cochran

      • Florida had several "State" Censuses in the nineteenth century. On one is:

        1885 Orange County Florida Census, District 6
        S W Cockran  65 GA farmer
        J Cockran    65 GA
        Person Niblo 17 NY
        

       
      Samuel Cochran III -- CONCLUSION:

      It seems that the Pike/Meriwether Samuel Cochran is NOT likely the husband of Judith Gentry who was married to a Samuel Cochran in 1841 in Greene County Georgia. Data DOES show that the Florida Samuel Cochran MAY BE the correct husband based on the cemetery records. But this still DOES NOT confirm nor exclude either of these two Samuel Cochran males as children of the Oglethorpe Samuel Cochran of interest here.
       

  12. Other Greene County Cochran Marriages

    In keeping with the assumption that there are several Samuel Cochran children that have not been identified nor confirmed, examining marriage records in the adjacent Green county may prove useful. Below os a list of the Greene county marriages and my conclusions about the possibility of a relationship to Samuel Cochran of Oglethorpe:

    • Cochran, John Dorough, Peggy 10-Nov 1803

      The eight sites on rootsweb.com identify this John Cochran as being born in 1771 in Greene County GA and Peggy Dorough being born in Pittsylvania County VA in 1776. No children nor parents of the two are specified. However, ancestry.com has twelve sites relating to thiese persons. Several identify her as the daughter of James Dorrough (1736 James City VA-1813 Putnam GA) and Elizabeth Wright (1753-1813). None identify the parents of John Cochran. He is of the right age to be the John Cochran listed as a son of Samuel Cochran of Campbell VA and brother of the Samuel Cochran of Oglethorpe. Pittsylvania County Virginia is adjacent to Campbell county VA.

    • Cochran, Hannah Davis, William 9-Feb 1802

      Hannah is identified on two ancestry.com sites as the daughter of Abner Cochran (1737 VA-1819 Greene GA) and Nancy ?. He is shown to be the son of William Cochran (1715 King William County VA- ) and Jemima Brame. See Abner Cochran's possible brother Parmenus below in the Cena Cochran section.

    • Cochran, Rebecca Paulson, Neel 16-Apr 1819

      Six ancestry.com family trees identify this couple. Most state she was bc 1800 and died after 1831 in AL. None identify Rebecca's parents. Neal (or William) is shown as b 1795 GA-1830 AL and children:

      • Nancy Paulson (1820 GA or Al) m 1835 George Mysicks (1810 AL-
      • William Paulson (1822-1871)
      • Georga Paulson (1824- )
      • Walter Paulson (1828 Al or NC-1880 Houston County TX)

    • Cochran, Samuel Furlow, Sally 23-Mar 1802
    • Cochran, Sally Neal, Alder 13-Jan 1811

      These two marriages for Sally Cochran shows she is the widow of the Samuel Cochran of Greene County who died in the decade of 1800-1810 in Green County; remarried in 1811; and is likely the mother of Neal Furlow Cochran (see Mary Gregg's Feb 14 1999 post above).

    • Cochrane, Cena Bowles, Littleberry 29-Aug 1833

      The are sites (see this, this, this and this) that state that Cenas Cochran is "Acenath 'Acena' Cochran born 1816 GA". She is shown to be the daughter of Parmenas Cochran and Ascenith Bennett ( -1870).

      Mother Ascenith Bennet (daughter of Reuben Bennett and Elizabeth Tarpley) was married three times: (1) to Parmenus Cochran; (2) to Thomas Bowles ( -1843) in 1819 in Greene County GA and (3) to Robert Alexander Fleming (1785-1867) in 1847 in Harris County GA. This states that her daughter married Littleberry Bowles brother of her second husband Thomas Bowles

      Parmenas Cochran is shown to be the son of Richen Cochran and Jemima Brame who died before 1802 in Greene County and grandson of William Cochran (1715- ) of Prince William County VA.

      Ascenith Cochran and Littleberry Bowles had the following children:

      • Emma E. Bowles, b 1835
      • Julia A. Bowles, b 1837
      • Parmenas Bowles, b 6 May 1838, d 19 July 1910; m Amanda Grimmett, daughter of Thomas Grimmett and Mary
      • Sarah E. Bowles, b 1839
      • Ginwette Bowles, b 1841
      • Acenith Bowles, b 1844
      • Linda Bowles, b 1847
      • Lucy Clay Bowles, b 1848
      • Rowena Bowles, b 1849

    One may conclude that none of the Green County marriages EXCEPT the Samuel who married Judith Gentry are likely related to Samuel Cochran of Oglethorpe.


8.0 Scoggins

Samuel Cochran (1772 VA - 1850 GA) of Oglethorpe County Georgia married Rhoda Scoggins in 1797. Rhoda Scoggins Cochran apparently died early in the 1800 decade. She was the daughter of Alexander Scoggins of Oglethorpe County. He descends from immigrant George Scoggins as described below. The early Scoggins data from Kevin Skoglund's work at http://www.kevinskoglund.com/familyhistory/scogin1.html

George Scoggin (1630 England - )

George Scoggin was born about 1630 in England. His parents names are unknown. It is speculated that the spelling has changed between the parents of George Scoggin and the name that appears on the documents found for this man. This could involve misunderstanding or misspelling when in England, which was common for that time period. Sometimes the spelling of a person's name would change more than once over their lifetime. The possibilities for the spelling of his name were: Scoggin, Scoggins, Scogin, Scogan, Scoggan, Scoggen and Scogen.

The earliest reference for "George Scoggins" in America was when he arrived in Lancaster County, Virginia in 1653. His passage was paid by a William Tidner--he could have been indentured, but there has been no evidence of indenturement papers. The source of this information is a book called "Pioneers and Cavaliers" by Nugent and the information from Andy Anderson who wrote a book entitled "Wright and Susan Scogins".

The only known child of George Scoggin is Richard George Scoggin (1665), and the name of his mother is unknown as well.

Richard George Scoggin (1665 VA - )

Richard George Scoggin was born in 1665 in Brunswick or Prince George County, Virginia and lived most of his life in Prince George. He married Lucy Harvey (or Harney) in 1684 in Virginia. They had three sons: Richard II (1695), John (1697), William (1699). It may be that they also had a son George (born around 1695) and a daughter Susannah Harny.*

Lucy Harvey was the daughter of William Harvey and a woman named Margery. William Harvey probably arrived in Virginia by 1668, if not earlier. Mr. Francis Campfield was given 314 acres in Glouster County, VA, in April 1668, for the transport of six people: "William Harvy, Jno. Roberts, Rich. Peake, Nic. Reinolds, Stephen Pore, and Cha. Gualter." (Cavaliers & Pioneers, Vol. II, p. 36, and Patent Book 6, p. 130 in the original record). There is no further record of Margery after 1695, and William's wife in his will was Sara, so he must have re-married.

Richard I was referenced in Surry County, Virginia deed books as early as November 1689 (Deed Bk 4, p.123). He witnessed a deed of Jethro and Mary Barker to William Killingsworth in September 1690 (Deed Bk 4, p.158). In January 1695 he witnessed a deed of William and Margery Harvey to John Barker (Deed Bk 5, p.51). In March 1702, he witnessed several deeds of William and Susannah Short to George Rackill or Rachell (Deed Bk 5, p.265-266). Richard and Lucy moved to Bristol Parish in Prince George County, Virginia. In December 1714, Richard and Lucy, now of Bristol Parish, sell to John Atkison of Lawnes Creek parish in Surry County, 100 acres where John Atkison now lives on the south side of Mill Swamp. The land was part of 400 acres granted to John Clark in May 1665. Richard I may have died in Prince George County but no record has been found.

Richard Scoggins (1695-1770)

The oldest son, Richard Scoggin II, was born in Bristol Parish, Prince George County, Surry, Virginia in 1695 (or 1698). He married a woman named Mary in about 1720. Her maiden name was either Ray, Webb or Harney. (If Harney, then her parents may have been William and Sarah Harney. Note that in some sources Richard's wife has been listed as Ruth Bostic but this is a mistake; that is his daughter's married name.) Richard and Mary lived in Prince George until 1721 when they moved to Washington, Virginia. There children were: Wall (1719, infant death?), Nathan Johnathan (1722), Richard Thomas (1723), Foy Francis (1725), Martha B. (1729, twin), Lutia (1729, twin), Mary Ruth (1732), Anna (1734).

L On the Bristol Parish Register, Prince George County, Virginia, the children listed for Richard and Mary Scoggin include John, Richard, Francis, Martha, Lutia, Mary, and Anne. (original spelling and punctuation retained):
John son of Rich: & Mary Scoggin born 22th July last bapt 17th Sepr 1721
Rich son of Rich & Mary Scoggin born 15th feb last bapt May 26th 1723
Francis son of Rich'd and Mary Scogin born 22nd augst 1725
Martha & Lutia Drs of Richd & Mary Scoggan Born 11th of July 1729
Mary datr of Richd and Mary Scoggan born 1st July 1732 bapt 20th Aug 1732
Anne D: of Richard and Mary Scogin Born 25th May 1734 Bapt 11th August

In July 1724, Richard II was granted 154 acres of "new land" in Prince George County, on the north side of Hatcher's Run, below his house (Cavaliers & Pioneers Vol. III, p. 270). In September 1739, Richard II was granted 327 acres in Prince George County, on the north side of Hatchers Run, on the Rocky Branch, at the mouth of a small branch of Hatchers Run below his house, adjacent to George Scogan, Clemmonds & Williams. Of this 327 acres, 154 acres had been previously granted to Richard in July 1724 (Cavaliers & Pioneers, Vol. IV, page 206). Also in September 1739, Richard Jr. was granted 328 acres in Brunswick County on the south side of Waqua Creek, adjacent to John Scogin (Cavaliers & Pioneers Vol. IV, p. 199). At some point this Richard moved to Halifax County, Virginia, and left a will there in 1770.

Upon his death in 1770, Richard II left all of his property, which included "three Negroes, London, Sam and Siss", to his wife, Mary. At that time, Mary entered into indenturement papers which transferred the sum of $75.00 to a man named, Stephen Norton, of Orange, North Carolina and transferred to Mary Scoggins a 152 acre tract of land on the Broad River. Executors were Mary, his wife, and David Wall, his son-in-law. Witnesses were David Grant, John Foulkner, and John Dunkly. Upon her death about 1780 in Antrim Parish, Halifax, Virginia, in Mary Scoggin's will, she leaves all of her worldly goods as follows: John Wilson (Son-in-law): one-half of her land in the State of North Carolina and one negro slave, London; John Scoggin (illegitimate son of Ruth Bostick): The other half of her land and two negro slaves, Jan and Jockey, one feather bed and furniture and one cow and calf; Sally Scoggin: Bed and furniture, a negro slave named Ely and one cow and calf; Daniel Wall (son-in-law): her negro slave Sam and, after Daniel's demise, to his son John Wall. Charles Bostick (son-in-law): a negro woman slave. Mary closes her will by requesting that the remainder of her estate be sold and distributed, in equal shares, to her four sons-in-law: John Wilson, Daniel Wall, David Wall and Charles Bostick. (Source: Library of Virginia, Will Book No. 1, 1773-1783 (Reel 36), pages 336, 336a. Will probated 16 Nov 1780. Inventory and appraisement recorded 21 Dec 1780.)

Children John SCOGGINS b: 22 Jul 1721 in Bristol Paris, VA
Richard Thomas SCOGGINS b: 26 May 1723
Francis SCOGGINS b: 22 Aug 1725
Foy Frances SCOGGINS b: 22 Aug 1725
Martha SCOGGINS b: 11 Jul 1729
Lutitia SCOGGINS b: 11 Jul 1729
Mary SCOGGINS b: 1 Jul 1732
Anna SCOGGINS b: 25 May 1734
Ruth SCOGGINS b: Abt. 1745

John Scoggins (1721 Bristol VA-1760 Person NC)

Death: 1763 in French and Indian War

Marriage 1740 Mildred JONAS b: 1720 in Halifax, Brunswick Co., VA

Children:

  1. Alexander SCOGGINS b: 1750 in VA
  2. Matthew SCOGGINS b: 31 Dec 1741
  3. John Sr. SCOGGINS b: Aft. 1750
  4. Francis SCOGGINS b: 1755
  5. David SCOGGINS b: Abt. 1758
  6. Nathan SCOGGINS b: 1759
  7. William SCOGGINS b: Abt. 1760

Alexander SCOGGINS (1750 VA - 1811 Oglethorpe GA)

Public Service during Rev. War in NC (DAR Patriot Index)

Oglethorpe Co., GA Will:SCOGIN, Alleck 1809-1811 Written 5 June 1809 Recorded 20 Jan.1811

(461) Oglethorpe County

In the Name of God Amen________ I Ellick Scogin of Oglethorpe County and the State of Georgia being of sound mind and memory and calling to mind the mortality of my body, do make and ordain this my last will and testament; first I commit my body to the earth and my soul to God that gave it. It is my wish that my funeral expenses and just debts be paid by my Executors.

Ellick Scogin-His mark X
Recorded the 20th day of January, 1811 by m. Rainey, CCO.
Signed and delivered in the presence of Betsy Hattey- her mark B; Ruth Rhoads- her markX and Thomas Rhoads.

NOTE: Millington was not mentioned

1805 Georgia Land Lottery; Persons Entitled to Draws:

Alexander Scoggin (1)
Gilliam Scoggin (1)
Gresham Scoggin (1)
Millington Scoggin (1)
Nehemiah Scoggin (1)

"Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly", Vol.7 # 2 Summer issue 1971.

Alexander (Elic) and wife Mary Gresham had 10 children:

  1. Millington Scogin m. Sarah Henden 1-8-1800,
  2. Sallie Scogin m Johnson Henden 4-15-1800,
  3. Gillum Scogin m Martha 1806,
  4. Sinia Scogin m Levi Galloway 10-10-1811,
  5. Davis Scogin m Elizabeth Rogers,
  6. Wiley Scogin m Polly Elsberry 1821,
  7. Rhonda Scogin m Samuel Cochran 1797,
  8. Gresham Scogin m Winnie Watson 10-10-1800,
  9. Alexander Scogin Jr m ?,
  10. Thomas Scogin m Nancy Birdsong 1808.

Alexander Scogin and wife lived on the farm in Oglethorpe co. Ga until his death in 1811.

"Georgia Tax Index, 1789-99"
NAME: SCOGIN, ALEXANDER
COUNTY: OGLETHORPE
YEAR: 1798
DISTRICT: NORRIS
PAGE: 23

"Orange Co.,NC Early Tax Records, 1755-1779"

1779 S250 SCOGGIN Alexander N/A N/A N/A Tax Roll
1779 S250 SCOGGIN William N/A N/A N/A Tax Roll

Rev. War Service:
Service: NORTH CAROLINA
Rank: PATRIOTIC SERVICE
Birth: (ANTE) 1755
Death: (ANTE) 6 Jul 1811 OGLETHORPE CO GEORGIA
Service Source: NC REV WAR PAY VOUCHERS #654, ROLL #59
Service Description: 1) FURNISHED SUPPLIES
Residence 1) ORANGE CO - NORTH CAROLINA
Spouse Number Name 1)MARY GRESHAM


9.0 Gresham

Mary Gresham was the daughter of Wiley Harris Gresham (1762 Orange NC-1850 Jones GA) and


10.0 Sims

  1. George Sims (1672 Antigua- 1723 VA)

    to Isle of Wright County VA cica 1686. Moved to Surry County

  2. Adam Symes (1689 Surry -1733 Brunswick VA)

    From:
    ADAM SYMES AND HIS DESCENDANTS
    COPYRIGHT 1938 BY JANE MORRIS

    ADAM SYMES of Surry and Brunswick Counties, Va., b. circa 1689; d. July 1733; m. circa 1708, Mary Isham, d. circa 1747.

    Two sons of Adam Symes were married in Isle of Wight County, Charles to Esther Murry and John to Honour Lightfoot.

  3. Charles Sims

    "7. Charles, of Edgecombe Co., N.C., in 1762, but did not remain and left no records there; m. Easther, dau. of Thomas Murry. Charles Sims may have had issue, Charles and Murry. Charles and Murry are noted in the North Carolina Revolutionary Rolls and in records of Oglethorpe and Madison Counties, Ga."

    http://www.whosyomama.com/gabroaddrick3/4835.htm

    Soldier in Revolutionary War from Ogelthorpe Co., GA

    1744 Charles & Esther Sims moved from Brunswich Co., VA to Edgecombe Co., NC

    1762 Charles Sims of Edgecomb Co, NC sold to Thomas Lee land situated in Isle Of Wight, part of Thomas Murray's land. Elizabeth Lee, Mary Davis, Sarah Wrenn & Esther Sims were daughters of Thomas Murray.

    1763, Charles applied for licence to keep a Tavern in his house in Johnson Co, NC. Sureties; Dions Wright & William Sims.

    August 1, 1863, Land grant for 320 A from Dan Higdon in Johnson Co., NC Wit; William Sims Jr. & William Sims Sr.

    January 8, 1765, He sold to Joseph Mumford of Halifax Co, 200 A on both sides of Neuse River.

    October 5, 1767, Charles & Esther sold to Joel Lane 325 A in Johnson Co, NC Wit; Sally (Sarah) Sims, daughter of Charles & Esther.

    June 1775, Began operating Tavern full time "at the fall of the Neuse" 5 miles north of present day Raleigh, Johnson Co, NC.

    1778, Charles recieved land grant of 320 A in Wake Co, NC (Wake Co. divided off of Johnson Co. in 1771)

    1779, He recieved another land grant of 310 A & 200 A in Wake Co.

    1785-90, He moved to Ogelthorpe Co., GA [91502.ftw]

  4. Charles Sims, Jr.

    From Judi Moore, 2004
    http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.georgia.counties.oglethorpe/1262.2/mb.ashx

    A son of Charles Sims was also named Charles Sims. Charles Sims Jr. left a will, dated July 04, 1832, probated Jan. 12, 1833.

    The note in my file for Charles Sims Jr. says "His will is located in Drawer 173, box 33, page 55-60 of the Georgia Archives. It's listed in Madison County Will Book 'A' (1812?1841)."

    CHARLES SIMS, 7/4/1832:1/12/1833, p. 58

    Children by present wife: Richard R., Cullin, Burkley, Osburn, Clary Hamblet, Orra Wiley, Polly Sanders, Orpa Sanders.

    Children of my 1st wife: Wiley Henry, Charles Bennett and Ritter Aditha. Dau, Clary Hamblet's dau., Mary Ann Hamblet. Wife: Nancy (her children not yet of age).

    Exrs: Son, Richard Ransom Sims; wife, Nancy. LWT caveated by Burkly Sims and Simeon Sanders Nov. Term 1832, which ordered LWT be recorded.

    --end of abstract --

    The name of Charles Sims (Jr.)'s first wife is unknown to me. The names of his children match those you listed as the children of his father, Charles Sims, and Esther Murray.

    Orpa Sims was the first wife of Henry Simeon Sanders. Polly Sims (Mary Ann Sims) married Julius Silas Sanders, a brother of Henry Simeon Sanders. Henry Simeon Sanders was known as Simeon Sanders so he may be the Simeon Sanders mentioned in the above abstract.

    Charles Sims Jr.'s second wife was Nancy Ward b. 1786 NC. Nancy was the daughter of Henry Ward and Charity Sanders/Saunders. Charity Sanders was a first cousin to William Sanders (abt 1740-1790 NC), who was the grandfather of Henry Simeon and Julius Silas Sanders. I don't know when the Sims arrived in Oglethorpe County but the Sanders' arrived around 1796. There is a Charles Sims in the 1800 census but I don't know if that is the father or the son.

    I would like to gather more information on this line and would be happy to hear from anyone who can help. Thanks in advance.

  5. Henry Wiley Sims (1768-1828)

    Soldier of the Revolution b. NC?

    Wiley Sims
    http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=sims4&id=I1051

    Wiley Sims
    Sex: M
    Birth: ABT 1769
    Death: 5 OCT 1828 in Oglethorpe Co GA
    Note: Note: from Jim Zobel

    Father: Charles Sr. Symes b: ABT 1721 in or 1725 Brunswick Co VA
    Mother: Esther Murray b: BEF 1742 in VA

    Marriage 1 Mary (Polly) Hartsfield b: 17 APR 1774 in Wake Co NC
    Married: 24 MAY 1796 in Oglethorpe Co GA
    Children

    1. Bennett Sims 1798 Oglethorpe Co GA

      Married 1834 Mary Ann Mathews

      1. Charles Matthew Sims (1850
      2. W W Sims (1835
      3. James Jackson Sims (1838
      4. John M Sims (1841
      5. Mildred B Sims (1842
      6. George A Sims (1845

    2. Martha A Patsy Sims (1810-1880)

      Married Ranford Ellis Hitchcock (1808- )

      1. Malita Calender Hitchcock b: 13 AUG 1822
      2. Sarah (Emma) Emiline Hitchcock b: 10 SEP 1837
      3. Charles Ranford Ellis Hitchcock b: 9 NOV 1847
      4. Georgia (Lula) A Hitchcock b: 12 MAY 1851
      5. Murray J Hitchcock b: 10 SEP 1836
      6. John W Hitchcock b: 18 AUG 1831

    3. Biddie Sims 1805 Oglethorpe Co GA
    4. Andrew Sims 1816 Oglethorpe Co GA
    5. Charley Sims 1803 Oglethorpe Co GA
    6. Elizabeth Sims 1814 Oglethorpe Co GA
    7. John H. Simms 1801 Oglethorpe Co GA
    8. Julie Simms (1807 Oglethorpe GA - 1885 DeKalb GA)
    9. Murry Sims 1797 Oglethorpe Co GA
    10. Nancy E. Sims 1819 Oglethorpe Co GA
    11. Sally Sims 1800 Oglethorpe Co GA
    12. Wiley Sims 1811 Oglethorpe Co GA

  6. Julia Sims(1807-1885 GA)


11.0 Bankston

Back of Photograph says:

Grandfather Berry Bankston, Uncle Jasper Bankston and Aunt Mary Ann Hood. Taken in Texas. Aunt Mary Lived to be 92"

For data on the Swedes in Pennsylaviania see: