Ancestors of Berty Elizabeth Burton
Generation No. 1
1. Berty Elizabeth Burton, born August 18, 1886 in Glenmary Tn; died March 11, 1938 in Mercer Co WV. She was the daughter of 2. Rufus Gulliver Burton and 3. Susan Hall. She married (1) Jesse Montgomery Gilpin September 27, 1906 in Tazewell Co Va. He was the son of James M. Gilpin and Cynthia Luevena Seabolt.
hildren of Berty Burton and Jesse Gilpin are:
Generation No. 2
2. Rufus Gulliver Burton, born March 1858 in Rogersville? Mont. Co TN; died January 31, 1929 in Maple Pk Cem, Wister, Mercer Co Va. He was the son of 4. Dempsy Burton and 5. Louisa Eliza Smith. He married 3. Susan Hall October 14, 1875 in Morgan Co Tn.
3. Susan Hall, born 1845 in Morgan Co Tn?; died 1889 in Morgan Co Tn?. She was the daughter of 6. Garrett Sr. Hall and 7. Dianah McGuffy. Susan is buried at Liberty Cemetary along with Garrett & Diannah?...
Children of Rufus Burton and Sarah Cromwell are:
Children of Rufus Burton and Susan Hall are:
Generation No. 3
4. Dempsy Burton, born 1834 in Montgomery Co TN; died 1868-1934 in Montgomery Co TN. He was the son of 8. Hilary Burton and 9. Nancy R. Wright?. He married 5. Louisa Eliza Smith November 3, 1856 in Montgomery Co TN.
5. Louisa Eliza Smith, born 1844 in Tn; died 1868-1944 in Tn. She was the daughter of 10. Michael Smith and 11. Ann Smith.
Dempsy born in Tennessee about 1834 per Montgomery Co Tn 1870 census.
Montgomery Co Deed Bk 12, p263, (I Hilary Burton for the love and affection I retain for my three sons Joseph W. Burton, George W. Burton and Dempsey Burton I do hereby give __ convey to them a tract of land in Montgomery Co and State of Tn Dist, 200 acres, beginning at beach at the mouth of Myery Branch, thence ... to a beach on the south side of said branch thence ... to the head ... branch to a Beach on the south side of said branch with its meanders to Cumberland River ... thence to the beginning... retaining a life estate ... for myself and wife Nancy Burton ... this 10th day of May, 1869. Hilary Burton made his mark.
1870 Montgomery Co Tn census has Demsy Burton, a farmer, with real estate value of 1000 and personal estate of 800.
Deed book 18, pp43 & 44: I, F. S. Major, have this day bargained and sold and do hereby transfer and convey to Dempsey Burton and his heirs forever for the consideration of five hundred dollars to __ paid a tract of land in the State of Tennessee Montgomery Court District #14 containing by estimation 71 acres --- and bounded as follows: beginning at --- with --- 102 pole to a B. Stuarts corner then west 26 1/2 poles to -- B. Stuarts corner then south 17 1/2 poles to a stake __ corner then W. 21 poles to a stake Stewarts corner then W -- pole to a stake his corner then W 45 poles to a large white sap -- corner then S. with Burton 102 poles to a ash __ thence E with Major's line 120 poles to the beginning __ to have and __ to the said Burton that I am __ siad land have a good right to convey it __ I do fully __ to warrant and forver defend the title to the said land and every __ thereof to the said D. Burton his heirs and assignes against the lawful claims of all __ this 16 day of February 1878. Signed by D. S. Major.
Recorded by Montgomery Co Tn County Clerk 22 Feb 1878.
I don't have any information regarding the death of Dempsy Burton. Did he come to Virginia with the others? There is Mr. & Mrs. D.C. Burton listed as charter members of the Graham Baptist Church in 1900, along with Mr. & Mrs. Wayman Seabolt, Mrs. S. W. Garnett and dau, Olia. D.C. Burton was elected Clerk and Treasurer and Mrs. D.C. Burton and Mis Olia Garnett were appointed to collect pastor's salary. Soon after the church building was finished in 1907, Brother D.C. Burton died.
Who is the Elsga in the census of 1870, 2 yrs after Louisa is supposed to have died? Could this be a different worman, or the story about Louisa dieing in child-birth be off by a year or so? Perhaps it was a different child?
Children of Dempsy Burton and Louisa Smith are:
6. Garrett Sr. Hall, born March 5, 1810 in Tn; died February 28, 1869 in Morgan Co Tn. He was the son of 12. David Hall and 13. Barbara or Barbary. He married 7. Dianah McGuffy in Missouri?.
7. Dianah McGuffy, born 1820 in Tn; died 1865 in Elizabeth Cem., Morgan Co Tn. She was the daughter of 14. // and 15. //.
Garrett, a Private in the Union Army in the American Civil War, was born 1817 in Tennessee and died after 1860. He was the son of David and Barbara Hall; David was the son of Samuel Jr. & Letitia (Hendrix) Hall and lived at Emory in Morgan Co Tn. Samuel Jr's parents were Samuel & Millian (Webb) Hall. Samuel Jr. was born 1760 in Virginia, possibly Henry or Franklin County, married in Wilkes Co NC, lived at Stoney Fork, and then moved to Tennesse where he died in 1819 in Morgan Co. Samuel Sr., a Private out of North Carolina in the American Revolutionary War, was born 1723 in Pittsylvania Co Va and died 1792 in Wilkes Co., NC.
Garrett Hall buried at Liberty Cem (Morgan Co Tn?) His stone lists his birth date as March 5, 1810. This needs to be checked out further for an accurate date.
Garrett was a Civil War soldier, private, Co "B" in the 2nd TN Inf., East regiment, in Captain Mitchall F. Millsaps company. He enrolled on 10 Nov 1861 for 3 years. Honorably discharged Aug 2, 1864. Papers say he was born at Morgan Co Tn, is 46 yrs old, 5'8" tall, dark complexion, black eyes, black hair, and a farmer, given at Knoxville, TN on 9 Nov 1864.
Was Registrat of Deeds in Wartburg at time of his death. The last deed he signed in the books was Deed Book O page 100, Feb 16, 1869, 4pm.
Susan Hall was born about c1845 in Missouri to Garrett and Dianah (McGuffie) Hall. Garrett and Dianah were, according to the 1850 census information, in Missouri between 1840-1848, although I don't have a particular location in Missouri yet. Dianah McGuffy Hall is buried at Liberty Cem in Wartburg, TN.
Dianah was great-grand mother of Anna Cox. The McGuffey's (Anna's daddy always heard the name was Guffey) came through Morgan Co. on their way to Missouri. Garrett met Dinnah. This is their story:
Garrett Hall, My Great-grandfather, by Anna Joyce Cox
"Garrett met Dinnah Guffy when her folks were traveling through Morgan County Tennessee on their way to Missouri. He later followed her out there, married her, and brought her back to Morgan County in a buggy.
Garrett was elected Registrat for Morgan County 1864 to 1870 but he didn't get to serve his full term. He had an argument and fight with Bill Keith. Garrett won and later Bill sent word to him that he wanted to meet and reconcile their troubles, but when they met, Bill killed Garrett. Bob Howard was Garrett's friend and he killed Bill. Bob was working in a saw mill and was accidentally killed at work so there were never any charges brought against anyone. I have searched the records at the courthouse and could not find any record of these things.
Dinnah died of Smallpox when Samuel (their youngest child and my grandfather) was nine months old. Space was left between her grave and Garrett's because folks were so afraid of digging too close to another grave of catching the disease years later. She has no grave marker but Garrett's gives his Civil War Company.
After her death Garrett married Susan Byrd. After Garrett's death, Susan married James Holder on April 3, 1878. They were divorced, then she dreww a pension from Garrett's Civil War service.
After Dinnah's death, Samuel was taken in by Garrett's brother, John Hall Sr. and his wife, Mary. Samuel was listed in the 1880 Tenn. cnsus as being sixteen and still living with John and Mary.
The last page signed by Garret was page 100 Deed book O Feb 16, 1869, 4:00 p.m., Registrar of Deeds Morgan Co Courthouse, Wartburg, Tenn.
These things were told to me by my father, David J. Hall and some I remember my grandfather, Samuel telling; especially about things he did as a child while living with John and Mary." The end!
Additionally, according to David J. Hall, in a written statement dated and notarized 10 Mar 1979: The Guffy family was going west in covered wagons and camped near the home of Garrett Hall, who met their daughter Dinah and fell in love. They kept in touch by corresponding. Their son Samuel went west with Dock Webb, driving one of the covered wagons to Missouri, by way of Ky & Ill, crossing the Ohio and Mississippi rivers on barges, then settling near Joplin, Missouri. Samuel later moved to Stone Acres, Va and Tazewell Co Va (Bluefield), but went back to Tennessee.
Dianah died of Smallpox. They had twelve children Not much information, but maybe it will help. I can give the children's names and spouses if you want them. (Info from Anna Cox)
Elizabeth cemetery info: Views looking down into the valley - Elizabeth Cemetery is located on a steeply rising knoll with the Elizabeth Baptist Church at its' feet: take Highway 27 north from Wartburg, Tennessee for about 2 miles, turn right onto Goby Road (There is a sign at the intersection for Elizabeth Church), travel appr 5.4 miles, turn left at Garrett Hall Bridge, travel appr. .3 mile, bear left at the fork in the road, travel a short distance, you cannot miss it. The photographs were taken from the weband are by Stephanie Hallman, while visiting Morgan County with her mother, Linda Hallman in the late 1980's.
Children of Garrett Hall and Dianah McGuffy are:
Child of Garrett Hall and Susan Byrd is:
Generation No. 4
8. Hilary Burton, born 1790 in North Carolina; died August 1871 in Montgomery Co TN. He was the son of 16. John H. Burton and 17. Nancy?. He married 9. Nancy R. Wright?.
9. Nancy R. Wright?, born 1800 in North Carolina; died 1870-1890 in Tn.
Notes: 1790 - Hilary born in North Carolina, per 1870 Montgomery Co Tn census
1816 Montgomery Co court minutes, as working on a road:
Hillary Burton, James Burton, William Barton, Sr.,
William Barton, Jr., Lemuel Barton, Robert Barton
1833 - Deed Book O pg 6 - between John Barton, Thomas Barton, Darvin E. Barton, Lemuel Barton, Robert Barton, William Bearden and wife Sarah of Montgomery County, George Hail and wife mary of Davison County,
Deed Bk L, p104, Montgomery Co, Hillary named as son of John H. Burton, in deed of land.
1836 Dist 9 Montgomery Co Tn Tax list - get descrption of location; James Burton 60 1/2 a $243; Hilard Burton 84 1/2 a $338; Joseph Burton; George W. Burton; John Barton 160a $200;
Montgomery Co Deed Bk 12, p263, Hilary names sons Joseph, Dempsey & George in deed, for the love and affection retained for them, 10th of May, 1869.
1870 Montgomery Co Tn census has Hillery with a personal estate of $160 and states he cannot read nor write.
Montgomery Co Minutes, Bk 27, p464, 471 - Hilliard Burton died intestate. $1700 Bond, 18 Aug 1871.
Bk 28 p73, re Hilary Burton Estate - lists 8 children of said deceased: Elizabeth Thorn dec'd with 12 children, rec'd $120.00, but only one of them found to be paid.
4 Sep 1871, p471, inventory produced. Need a copy of probate and settlement.
Montgomery Co Minutes, #28, p73, mentions 8 heirs of Hilary Burton on estate settlement, 13 Nov 1873.
Missouri, Butler Co, Poplar Bluff, Bk S p83, Hilary Thorn appointed Isaac Haynes as lawful attorney to collect his part of estate of Hilary Burton, dec'd, whose estate was being administrated in Monrtgomery Co Tn. 3 May 1878
Wright and Susan Burton may have lived in area of Fredonia or McAdoo Creek, Dist 14.
Children of Hilary Burton and Nancy Wright? are:
10. Michael Smith, born 1795-1835 in France; died 1845-1935. He married 11. Ann Smith.
11. Ann Smith, born 1795-1835 in Switzerland; died 1845-1935.
Children of Michael Smith and Ann Smith are:
12. David Hall, born December 25, 1794 in or January 25, 1790, Wilkes Co NC; died May 19, 1860 in Morgan Co Tn. He was the son of 24. Samuel Jr. Hall and 25. Letitia Hendrix. He married 13. Barbara or Barbary 1825-1851.
13. Barbara or Barbary, born January 14, 1793; died April 19, 1865. She was the daughter of 26. ? and 27. ?.
David owned thousands of acres in Morgan county and sold much of it to George Gerding, who then sold it to German & Swiss settlers who located in Morgan County.
arbara may have been an Indian, re family legend.
Children of David Hall and Barbara Barbary are:
Generation No. 5
16. John H. Burton, born 1755 in North Carolina; died Abt 1838 in Montgomery Co TN. He was the son of 32. William? Burton. He married 17. Nancy? 1755-1780 in Va/Nc?.
17. Nancy?, born 1760; died 1795-1860 in Montgomery Co TN.
Notes; 1820 Tennessee index, partial list:
Burton, John Franklin Co
John, Montgomery Co
John, Montgomery Co
John, Smith Co
John, Rutherford Co
William, Smith Co
1830 Montgomery Co Tn census
John Burtin, 80-90 years of age
Female 70-80 years of age
5 Dec 1823 - Montgomery Co Tn - Deed Bk L p104 - John Burton to Hillory Burton for the love and affection for his son, said Hilory Burton, doth grant one tract of land being on the Cumberland River near the mouth of the Mirey Branch, beginning on a Beach & Hackbery about 40 poles below the mouth of said Miry Branch running N. 63 degrees E. 44 poles to a white oak & 2 hickories on the top of a bluff - thence S. 30 degrees E. 24 poles to a Bush & Hickory on said Bluff, thence N. 43 degrees E. 34 poles to a Beech near a fence, thence N. 25 degrees E. 35 poles to a Black Walnut thence N. 42 degrees E. 40 poles to a dogwood on the side of a hollow, thence N. 25 degrees E. 35 poles to a Sugar tree in a hollow thence N. 80 degrees E. 52 poles to 2 Beeches in Charles Perkins W. boundary line thence S. with said Perkins line to a Beech in a hollow, said Perkins southwest corner on the Miry Branch, thence down said Miry Branch with its several courses to the mouth of said branch, thence down Cumberland river with its meanders to the beginning, containing 73 1/2 acres. John Burton reserved a life estate in this property for himself and his wife. John Burton made his mark. Registered with the County Clerk, January Term, 1826.
Deed Bk L p105 John Burton to son James Burton 73 1/2 acres of land 5 Dec 1823 for love and affection.
Need from Montgomery Co Tn:
Minutess Bk, Oct 1816
Deed Bk I, p53, Nov 1824
Deed Bk k p398, 13 Dec 1837
Deed Bk N p315, 10 Oct 1833
Deed Bk O p6, 4 Nov 1833
1840 Montgomery Co Tn census, Nancy Burton, age 70-80, (b:c1750-1760) next door to Hilary & David. Since John's wife had a life time interest in the property given to Hilary & David, Nancy is possibly the wife mentioned.
Children of John Burton and Nancy? are:
24. Samuel Jr. Hall, born March 25, 1760 in Halifax Co now Pittsylvania Co Va; died June 19, 1819 in Morgan Co Tn. He was the son of 48. Samuel Sr. Hall and 49. Millian Webb. He married 25. Letitia Hendrix 1785 in Stoney Fork, Wilkes Co, NC.
25. Letitia Hendrix, born February 1, 1759 in Pittsylvania Co Va; died December 9, 1840 in Morgan Co Tn. She was the daughter of 50. Garrett Hendrix and 51. Mary Jackson Backwood.
Samuel and David were twins. Samuel's homeplace near the Emory River was still standing in 1992.
He was located first on Beaver Creek in Knox Co Tn in 1805. By 1807 had settled on the head waters of Emory River, then Roan Co, now Morgan Co.
Samuel Hall is credited by some sources as the first man to settle what was to become Morgan Co Tn. He settled a tract of land 7 miles north of Wartburg where he remained until death. It is said all of his children were over 6 ft tall.
He was a Revolutionary War veteran and is listed with the DAR patriots. His cemetery stone is a Revolutionary War marker.
Buried at Elizabeth Cemetary, Morgan Co, Tn . His grave was lost for years, but was later located in 1972 and a monument thereon erected by D.A.R. The inscription reads "Samuel Hall, North Carolina Line, Revolutionary War, Marth 25, 1760, June 9, 1819."
Samuel Hall Jr Revolutionary War application
History of Tennessee, Vol 111, page 816
Good Speed History of East Tenn, p1124, (states none were under 6' tall)
Morgan Co census
Rev. War pension claims
Ima Moreland, Morgan Co Library, Wartburg, TN\
Samuel did not live to draw a pension and Letitia applied for a widow's pension in 1840 and was rejected. Letitia's grave is located in Elizabeth Cemetery where Samuel's grave is located, in Morgan Co Tn, but is not marked.
Children of Samuel Hall and Letitia Hendrix are:
Generation No. 6
32. William? Burton, born 1700-1740; died Abt 1830 in Montgomery Co TN.
Notes: This family for William is only a supposition! I have no idea who John H. Burton's father is, but William is a good guess. The siblings are from notes by Verna Banes. I have no idea where the names came from. If anyone has any info on this family, please let me know! Carver@inetone.net
The followign is miscellaneous info that hopefully will help piece together William's family, although no doubt the info is on more than one William, relationships unknown.
1762 land grant - Granville Dist, Vol 2, 25 May 1762 Johnson Co
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY VIRGINIA TITHABLES, 1762
Thos. Burton, Bowson, Tab 3
Charles Burton Con(s)t(able?), Joe, Diner, Ame 3
Henry Burton, Hanah 2
William Burton, 1790, NC, Granville Co census, Tabb's Creek
William Burton sold property to John Brable in either Currituck or Dare Co's NC prior to 1801 per "Will" of John Brable.
William bought 100 acres 27 Mar 1807, Montgomery Co Tn
Humphreys County, TN Tax Index 1810?
Burton, David H. 1812
John H. 1812
Samuel H. 1812
1810 - 4 April, Deed Book V, p 164, William Barton of Mongtomery Co, TN sold land in Granville, NC to Edmond Gregory of Chowan Co NC.
1814 - Deed Book K p.162 William Barton Jr to Thomas Barton, 10 June 1814, 300 acres south side of pone creek.
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I am researching two lines of Burtons. Elizabeth Burton married Henry Salling and their daughter Catherine was b 1780 in Lincoln Co. NC she m Reuben Riggs in KY and both d in IL.
My second line begins with John Burton b abt 1780 VA d. in MO. His daughter Mary (Polly) was b in KY M in MO to Jonathon Riggs and both died in OR.
I am also researching a Sarah Burton for a friend. She was b 1816 KY, m WM Richardson (b NC) 17 Mar 1831.
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Children of William? Burton are:
48. Samuel Sr. Hall, born August 30, 1723 in Pittsylvania Co Va; died August 20, 1792 in Wilkes Co, NC. He was the son of 96. John Garrett? Hall and 97. Sarah. He married 49. Millian Webb Abt 1750.
49. Millian Webb, born August 30, 1723 in Brunswick Co now Martinville, Henry Co, Va; died May 1803 in Wilkes Co, NC. She was the daughter of 98. Merry Webb and 99. Elizabeth Martin.
Notes: Samuel Hall Sr. resided at Henry Co Va; just before the Revolutionary War he lived at Elk & Stoney Fork Dist. In 1777, Henry Co, Va, Samuel Hall Sr. signed a petition renouncing allegience to Great Britain, along with 2 sons, John & Merry.
The family then moved to Wilkes Co NC, where brothers Samuel Jr. & David volunteered in 1778, enrolling in a company of lighthorse calvary under Capt. T. Witherspoon. Their mission was to keep down the Tories, and spent 6 months traveling the countryside of Wilkes County and adjoining counties. They were sometimes under John Cleveland, Absolom Cleveland and Capt. Wilburn. Their company was disbanded after 6 months. They once again volunteered, spending at least 15 months together.
In 1839 David stated under oath that he & Samuel were under the same officers; that David fought in the battle of Kings Mountain and served under Capt. Edmund Sams as an Indian spy, being stationed at Fort Sevier in TN. David marched under Col. John Sevier on the Cherokee expedition into the Cherokee Nation. If they were under the same officers, does this mean that Samuel also fought at Kings Mountain, etc.
After the war, at some point, Samuel Jr., David, Martin & Nancy and families crossed the mountains into Tennesee. Thomas & Milly (Landsdown) stayed behind with their parents.
Inventory of Estate dated 18 July 1792, Walkes Co NC. Administrator's Bond, 25 April 1792.
Inventory of Samuel Hall, 6 October 1795, (hard to read, but gleamed this:)10%
Territory of Aquilla (this must be referring to a person), Co of Knox, 100 a, Beaver Creek on Clinch River; to Samuel Hall, County of Low; $200.00 mentioned;
Witnessed by Aquila Locus (seal);
David Asberson; Aquila Johnson;
Registered 21 Sep 1796
Swems Va Histoical Index:
3N65 Vol 3 page 65 Lower Norfolk County Antiquary
9V13 Vol 9 page 23 Virginia Magazine of History
23V379 Vol 23 page 379 "
30V4 Vol 30 page 4 "
32V365 Vol 32 page 365 "
Notes: Davidson Lansdown was listed in Millian's Will as a son, he and Mary Dugar received only one shilling each. Millian Webb Hall was living with her dau, Elizabeth Hendrix at the time of the 1800 Wilkes Co NC census. Millian Webb Hall died abOut 1802 in Wilkes Co N.C. (Most of this info is from Judy Gooch, 711 Lone Oak Dr., Taylor Mill Ky 41015)
Children of Samuel Hall and Millian Webb are:
50. Garrett Hendrix, born 1735; died April 1808 in Knox Co Tn?. He was the son of 100. Henry Hendricks and 101. . He married 51. Mary Jackson Backwood October 24, 1758 in York Town Pa.
51. Mary Jackson Backwood, born 1710-1744; died 1759-1844.
Notes: Adam Miller Hendricks, Henry Hendricks, John Hendricks, Garrett Hendricks and Peter Hendricks of Shrewsbury Twp, York Co Pa were with Maryland claims in the area in boundary dispute, 1680's to 1768.
1762 York Co Pa tax list has Henry Hendricks tract where son Garrett was living.
Garrett Hendrickson was conveyed "Duke's Palace" tract in 14 Oct 1784, on West side of Main Falls of Gunpowder River, by Adam Miller Hendricks, but didn't live there. Settled in Upper Yadkin River in NC (then Surry, now Wilkes Co NC) by 1771. Garrett sold it 1 Nov 1785 to Robert Ritch. Wife, Mary Hendrickson released dower rights. They were all from Baltimore Md.
1 Nov 1785, Garrett J. Hendrickson witnessed deed.
Also lived at Forks of Yadkin River in Old Rowan Co, now Davie Co NC
And lived at Blueball?
GARRETT HENDRIX WILL
KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE
BOOK 1, PAGE 263-264
APRIL SESSION, 1808
The Last Will and Testament of Garrett Hendrix was produced in court for probate whereunder the subscribing witnesses thereto made oath that they saw the said Garrett Hendrix sign, seal, publish and declare the same to be his last will and Testament and that he was at the time of publishing the same, of sound and perfect mind and memory to the best of their knowledge and belief, which Will is ordered to be recorded and is in the following words, to wit:
In the name of God, Amen. I, Garrett Hendrix, of the State of Tennessee and County of Knox, being of sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed by God, do this sixth day of November in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Six, make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner following: That is to say,
1st - I give and bequeath to my son Tarllinton all the tract or parcel of land that I now live on, containing two hundred and ninety seven acres, lying and being in the County of Knox on the waters of Beaver Creek, and State aforesaid. Also the waggon and harness, and one plough and the bald horse and the eagle mare and all the cattle that I have, except one brindle cow and calf, also all the hoggs and nine head of sheep and one grind stone and the household furniture, except one large pot and hooks and pot rack.
2nd - I give and bequeath to my son Luke one Iron grey mare.
Third - I give and bequeath to my son Morgan, one Iron grey horse, also one plough, one axe and mattock.
Fourth - I give and bequeath to my daughter Rachel, one Iron grey mare that's always been known or called hers; also one large pot with hooks and pot rack and the loom and all the fixings.
Fifth - I give and bequeath to my other daughter Drasilla <Drucilla> one brindle cow and calf.
And, I hereby make and ordain my worthy friends, that is my son Luke Hendrix, and David Farmer, to be my Executors of this my last Will and Testament, in witness whereof, I, the said Garrett Hendrix, have to this my last Will and Testament, set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
Garrett X Hendrix
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Garrett Hendrix, the Testator as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who were present at the time of signing and sealing thereof:
L. S. Maxwell Aquilla Lane Joseph Robertson
Which of the Garretts does this Will belong to???
Check out "Hendrix Family of Knox County Tennessee", not a newsletter. It's about a 75 page self published booklet that's actually pretty good. It was published by Ethel Hendrix Monday, 3520 Hendrix Lane, Knoxville, TN in 1992. I'm sure she still has some copies or could make one for her cost - maybe $10.00. She is the daughter of Ernest E. Hendrix.
1762 Shrewsbury Pa census:
0/3/0 Garrett s/o Henry
0/2/3 Garrett s/o Henry, tenent/rent in Maryland
These may be the same people as there was a border war between Pa & Md at this time and they may have been enumerated by each. However, at some point, there were two Garrets, but it is unknown if they were father and son, or other relationship. The younger is the one who moved to TN.
Lived in Roane Co NC (Rowan?)
1787 Wilkes Co NC census, 1m (21-60), 4m (under 21), 4 females
Forkes of the Yadkin River in Old Rowan (now David ) Co NC
"The Frontier Hendricks"
Notes: It has been suggested that Garrett married Mary Jackson Backwood, widow, in Christ Lutheran Church, York Pa 24 Oct 1758. They were married while living in the contested border area and then moved to Maryland. Were then married again in a Catholic ceremony (by this we assume Mary was Catholic and needed to satisfy a Church/State need) at St. John's Parish, and they are listed in the register, Baltimore, Co Md.
Children of Garrett Hendrix and Mary Backwood are:
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