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Re: Francis C. Brice - NC>GA
Posted by: Lisa (ID *****2401) Date: July 05, 2010 at 22:53:05
In Reply to: Re: Francis C. Brice - NC>GA by Sharon Ehrisman of 649

Hi Sharon!
I have a small amt of info I'd be happy to share - Francis C. Brice was my husband's 4th great grandfather. Please bear in mind I am still gathering info myself, so I haven't confirmed sources personally at this point! :)

Currently, I have record of 7 children of Joseph Brice and Martha Stallings:

Molcy Jane Brice - Daughter b NC?
Amanda K. Brice - Daughter b NC?
Francis C. Brice - Son b NC d Brooks Co., GA
Martha Eliza Brice - Daughter b abt 1808 NC?
Rachel A. Brice - Daughter b abt 1810 NC?
John S. Brice - Son b abt 1813 NC?, d Jan 4, 1887 Thomas Co., GA
William Burrell Brice - b April 1, 1819 in Dupkin Co., NC, d Feb 12, 1902

Here are some research notes I am working on verifying, as well as some miscellaneous info:

"Joseph Brice and his wife, formerly Martha Folsom, emigrated from Pennsylvania to Duplin County,
N. C., and were said to have been natives of England. Among their children was Francis Brice, born March 17, 1804, in Duplin County, N. C., died at the family home at Tallokas, Brooks County, Ga., January 26, 1878.
Francis Brice married Elizabeth Murphy, daughter of James and Mary Hall Murphy of Duplin County, N. C. She was born March 7, 1805, and died at the family home at Tallokas, November 8, 1880. She and her husband and others of the family are buried at old Bethel Primitive Baptist Church a few miles from their old home.
Francis Brice and wife emigrated to Georgia in the fall of 1833, making the long overland trip in a covered wagon loaded with the few personal effects that they could afford to bring on the long tedious trip. It is said that they saw the celebrated falling of the stars as they were enroute; this incident occurred November 18, 1833. On arriving in Georgia they proceeded to what was then Thomas but now Brooks County, at Tallokas, and there he acquired land. Later the farm became a large plantation, the owner becoming an extensive planter and an influential citizen. Since those pioneer days the Brice family has been prominent in life and affairs of Brooks County."

1850 Thomas, GA census
17 683 683 Brice Francis 46 M W Farmer 600 NC
18 683 683 Brice Elisabeth 45 F W
19 683 683 Brice Francis 20 M W Farmer
20 683 683 Brice Mary 14 F W GA X
21 683 683 Brice James 13 M W
22 683 683 Brice Timothy 11 M W X
23 683 683 Brice Mitchell 9 M W X
24 683 683 Brice Martha 7 F W
25 683 683 Brice Amanda 5 F W
26 683 683 Stallings Azariah 22 M W Farmer NC

1860 Brooks GA census
16 544 544 Brice Francis 56 M Farmer 3,000 9,039 NC
17 544 544 Brice Elizabeth 51 F NC
18 544 544 Brice David J. 23 M GA
19 544 544 Brice Timothy W. 21 M GA
20 544 544 Brice Mitchell J. 19 M GA
21 544 544 Brice Martha 16 F GA
22 544 544 Brice Amanda 10 F GA
(next door to Selph family)

Tombstones, Bethel Primitive Cemetery, Brooks Co GA:
Elisabeth Murphy Brice b 7 Mar 1805 d 14 Sep 1880
Francis C. Brice b 4 Mar 1804 d 29 Jan 1878

According to information from Virginia Brice, and supported by her will, Martha and her son Francis disagreed on the rightful ownership of two slaves that he had taken with him to Georgia. She did not leave him anything in her will!

As I said, I don't have all info confirmed as of yet, it's a work in progress. Hope this helps! :)

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