Posted By:Guy
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Subject:A summary of the Harvey Bottoms research, Gen 1 & 2, Longbottom
Post Date:April 24, 2011 at 21:57:01
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Forum:Nash County, NC Genealogy Forum
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Summary
1_There is no possible wife identified in records for Jones Longbottom (Gen 2).
2_There is no possible child identified in records for Jones Longbottom (Gen 2).
3_There is no possible wife shown in records for John Longbottom (Gen 2).
4_There is no possible child identified in records for John Longbottom (Gen 2).
5_There is no Elizabeth Longbottom in William Longbottom records (William who died in 1733).
6_The Elizabeth Longbottom of 1753 could have been the wife of Jones or John Longbottom (my observation).

The information below was taken from the Harvey Bottoms website at http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hlb&id=I9251 (from the records shown, not from undocumented information without sources).

According to the records shown: William Longbottom (Gen 1) died between 20 Feb 1733 and 18 Jul 1733, Surry Co VA, and from his will shown were children (Gen 2) --
I_Item I give and bequeath unto my son Jones . . .
II_Item I give and bequeath unto my son William . . .
III_Item I give and bequeath unto my son Samuel . . .
IV_Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Johnny . . .
V_Item I give and bequeath unto my son Tommos . . .
VI_Item I give and bequeath unto the Child my Wife is now with Child . . . (My observation: the name Elizabeth did not appear in any of the William Longbottom estate records and there is no direct evidence of the name of the “child in ease” in records.)

My observation: the children (Gen 2) of William Longbottom were born 1721-1734 or 1724-1734; according to the record shown, the oldest child, Jones Longbottom, was bound out in Aug 1742; if that meant he was under 21 in 1742, then the children were born 1721-1734; if that meant he was under 18 in 1742, then the children were born 1724-1734 (including the “child in ease”).

I_According to the records shown, Jones Longbottom died in or after 1751. According to the sources shown, Jones Longbottom was not recorded with a possible wife or a possible child and he was last recorded 1749-1751 in Surry Co VA: “Surry County, Virginia Court Records, 1749-1751, Book X . . . Weynette Parks Haun . . . The attachment obtained by Robert Webb against the Estate of Jones Longbottom (defendant, apparently living) . . . Page [311]-233.”

II_According to the records shown, William Longbottom died before 2 Jan 1800, Sussex Co VA. He married Rebecca (and records strongly suggest she was Rebecca Harwood). His children were named in his will as shown.

III_According to records shown, Samuel Longbottom married (1st) Mary Pitman, daughter of Benjamin Pitman, before 3 Aug 1755, Edgecombe Co NC; and, he married (2nd) Celia Pitman, daughter of Benjamin Pitman, on 25 May 1780. (My observation: this Harvey Bottom page conveniently leaves out the sales of land from Samuel Longbottom to John Longbottoms/John L. Bottoms in 1801 and 1803, Nash Co NC, which shows that Samuel Longbottom, Sr. died in or after 1803.)
My observation: the Harvey Bottoms research leaves out this important record -- Edgecombe County, North Carolina, Deed Book D, p. 155, 24 Aug 1769, “Samuel Longbottom and wife, Mary Bottom, of Edgecombe Co. to Newit Pitman . . .” I have done the research and this was a sale of the Benjamin Pitman estate, the estate of Mary Pitman Bottom’s father; this record shows that Samuel Longbottom, Sr. and Mary Pitman were still married on 24 Aug 1769.

IV_According to the records shown, John Longbottom died before 25 Sep 1807, Brunswick Co VA. The information says “will” but apparently he had his estate appraised and sold on “24 Oct 1808 by Bolling L. Bottom administrator” (Bolling Longbottom was the son of John’s assumed brother, William Longbottom). There are no other names in the records shown to suggest the name of a wife or the name of a child for John Longbottom. (My observation: there is also no way to tell if this was the John Longbottom in the 1733 will of William Longbottom or a next generation John Longbottom.)

V_According to the records shown, Thomas Longbottom died in or before Apr 1793, Granville Co NC, and his will said: “wife Lydia Bottom . . . to Rene Wallace, natural daughter of Catherine Edge . . . to my nephews William Bottom, Samuel Bottom and Malakiah Merriman.”

VI_There are no records shown for a daughter Elizabeth Longbottom, but Harvey Bottoms wrote me saying that Elizabeth was based upon the Eliz. Longbottom who was a godparent in the Albemarle Parish Register in 1753. (My observation: the 1753 Elizabeth Longbottom could have been the wife of Jones Longbottom or the wife of John Longbottom as there are no records shown with the name of a possible wife for Jones or John Longbottom.)