|Posted By:||karen dutton|
|Subject:||Benjamin Kimmons, juror, 1798|
|Post Date:||February 12, 2004 at 05:15:09|
|Forum:||Cabarrus County, NC Genealogy Forum|
In the Cabarrus County Pleas and Quarter Sessions for April 17, 1797-Ap 17, 1805, there is a Benjamin Kimmons listed as a juror from the Bosshard Militia Company. He shows up nowhere else that I have been able to find in Cabarrus County so far. He isn't in the census either for 1790 (Mecklenburg) or 1800 (either in Cabarrus or Mecklenburg--Cabarrus formed from Mecklenburg in 1792) and I believe I have accounted for all the Kimmons that were in these two areas at the time. In order to be called to jury, he had to have been an adult. His name doesn't show up in the later Pleas and Quarters as a juror, as I would expect it to if he stayed around. Does anyone recognize him?
My best theories at the moment are:
a) perhaps the Alexander Kimmons who is in the 1790 census and likely living with the family of Hugh Kimmons in the 1800 census was an Alexander Benjamin and the Benjamin got recorded this time.
b) Alexander Kimmons is instead living with someone else in 1800 and the extra adult male in Hugh Kimmons' household is this Benjamin.
c) Benjamin is a relation of Hugh and Alexander who came into the area after the 1790 census and died or left before the 1800 census.
d) Hugh is Hugh Benjamin Kimmons, was listed as Benjamin once, and is called Hugh in all the rest of the documents (least likely, I think).