Posted By:Amy Kennedy
Subject:Gabriel and John Ferrell and Moses Christenbury
Post Date:March 14, 2011 at 14:12:30
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Forum:Caswell County, NC Genealogy Forum
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I am looking for information about my Ferrells ancestors who lived in Caswell County prior to 1790. My ancestor was Gabriel Ferrell (1760-1845). I believe he had a brother John who moved with him to Mecklenburg Co. I have also found listings for old deeds for a William and Agnes Ferrell in Mecklenburg County but I am still trying to determine if he could possibly be a father or older brother.

The Ferrells moved from Caswell Co. to Mecklenburg Co. in the late 1700s, and I know that they moved from Caswell Co. with the Christenbury family.

According to Gabriel Ferrell's Revolutionary War pension application, he was born in Mecklenburg Co. VA and lived in Caswell County before moving to Mecklenburg Co NC after the war. His wife was Mary (abt1770-1848) and I believe her last name was Brown.

His application also has a statement from Moses Christenbury stating he was a neighbor of Gabriel Ferrell in Mecklenburg Co., NC and knew him when they both lived in Caswell County before the war. This his how I determined the families moved together.

I also have a Revolutionary War pension application for John Ferrell (abt1750-1805) who I believe to be Gabriel's brother based on family interaction and location. He married Elizabeth Christenbury (1761-1847) in Caswell Co in 1781. I believe she is most likely related to Moses.

Any information would be appreciated.