I am a descendant of John Coltharp and May Hamner through their son John Coltharp and Susannah Horner. I would like to contact others to validate family history. I would also like to locate a copy of "The Coltharp Family in America", E. C. Coltharp, Nacona Texas (memograph form).
Name: John COLTHARP
Birth Date: 1749 
Birth Place: Near Birmingham England
Death Date: 9 Apr 1815 Age: 66
Death Place: Jefferson County TN
Occupation: Carpenter by trade
Religion: Episcopalian in religious faith
Father: John Somerset CALTHORPE, M (~1734-)
Other spouses: STRANGE, F ?
Came to America from England in 1754 at age 5. Was a soldier through the American Revolution. Is said to have witnessed the October 19, 1781 surrender of General Cornwallis at Yorktown. 
May Hamner married John Calthorp. No marriages record has been found. She may have been deceased by 14 December 1792, when her father made his will. 
There is a record in the marriage book of Mecklenburg County, Va., John Calltharp - Mary Crowder - M.B. 10 February 1784.
Marriage Date: bef 1776
Spouse: May HAMNER, F
Birth Date: abt 1750
Death Date: bef 1792 Age: 42
Death Memo: Hamner married John Calthorp. No marriages record has been found. She may have been deceased by 14 December 1792, when her father made his will.
Father: James HAMNER, M
Mother: Sarah, F
Will of JAMES HAMNER Dated 14 December 1792 Proved 10 January 1793
(Mecklenburg County, VA, Will Book 3, p. 114)
Stated that he was "afflicted with sickness but of sound and disposing mind and memory".
Item: Bequest to wife, Sarah Hamner, of whole estate upon payment of his just debts, during her life and after her death the following bequests:
Item: Bequests to sons-in-law, John Calthorp, and Isaac Pully and to their heirs, five pounds sterling to each of them.
Item: Bequest to daughter, Elizabeth Toone and her heirs, forty five pounds current money.
Item: Bequest to son, John Hamner and his heirs, forty five pounds
Item: Bequest to son, George Hamner and his heirs, forty five pounds
Item: Bequest to daughter, Rebecca Burton and her heirs, forty five pounds.
If there be any more of personal estate remaining after above bequests, this was to be divided among his five children, to wit: Henry Hamner, John Hamner, George Hamner, Elizabeth Toone, and Rebecca Burton, except it be his hand. The money accruing from sale of his land was to be divided among his three sons, to wit: Henry Hamner, John Hamner, and George Baskerville Hamner. Executors: Sons - Henry Hamner, John Hamner, and George Baskerville Hamner. /s/ James (X) Hamner
Henry Hamner and John Hamner qualified as executors giving bond for 1000 pounds.
1 M: John COLTHARP
Birth Date: 28 Apr 1781
Birth Place: Colonial VA
Death Date: 28 May 1867 Age: 86
Death Place: Monroe County TN
Burial Place: Chestua Baptist Church Cemetery Monroe County TN
Immigrated to Jefferson County TN. Bought land through the Hiwassee Purchase along the banks of the Chestua Creek, Monroe Co TN in 1824. Established the first school in Coltharp Community. Traveled to Virginia to obtain teacher for school. Charter member of Chestua Baptist Church 1825.
Inscription on grave marker “Eng. Decent. Son of a Revolutionary Soldier” Revolutionary War service of Johm Coltharp has not been verified.
Index of Names found in 1830 Monroe County Census
The will of John Coltharp (28 Apr 1781 - 28 May 1867) Monroe County, Tennessee Will Records, pages 191 - 193, Tennessee State Archives, Nashville, Tennessee. 
I, John Coltharp of the County of Monroe and State of Tennessee being of sound mind & disposing memory but calling to mind the uncertainty of life do make & publish this my last will & testament.
FIRST. I direct that my body be decently buried & my funeral expenses paid out of my
SECONDLY. I will and bequeath to my son Andrew Jackson Coltharp all of my real & personal estate. The real estate consisting of about four hundred & ten acres lying & being in said County adjoining the lands of John Scruggs & others, but the aforesaid property is subject to the hereinafter mentioned encumbrance.
THIRDLY. I will & bequeath to my son-in-law Mastin Hendersen one dollar to be paid by my said son A.J. Coltharp.
FOURTHLY. I will & bequeath to my daughter Lavicie Stephens one bed & furniture. FIFTHLY. I will & bequeath to my daughter Sarah Gast the wife (of) Christopher Gast (Garst) one hundred dollars in money to be paid by my said son A.J. Coltharp at the end of three years after my death without interest.
SIXTHLY. I will & bequeath to my daughter Susannah Henderson the wife of Thomas Henderson the sum of sixty dollars in money & one bed & furniture to be paid at my death & the sixty dollars at the end of three years from my death without interest & both to be paid by my son A. J. Coltharp.
SEVENTHLY. I will & bequeath to my son James Coltharp the sum of one hundred & twenty five dollars, to be paid at the end of three years from my death by my son A.J.
Coltharp without interest.
EIGHTLY. I will & bequeath to the children of my daughter Mary Upton, deceased one hundred and twenty five dollars to be paid to them as their Guardian by my son A.J. Coltharp at the end of three years from my death without interest.
NINETHLY. I will and bequeath to my son Eli S Coltharp one hundred & twenty five dollars to be paid at the end of three years from my death without interest by my son A.J. Coltharp.
TENTHLY. I will & bequeath to my son George H. Coltharp twelve hundred dollars to be paid by my son A. J. Coltharp within eighteen months from my death & to draw interest from my death. I require my said son A.J. Coltharp to pay the above mentioned bequeath & Segaceis in consideration of the property that I herein will & bequeath to
LASTLY. I do hereby nominate & appoint my sons Andrew J. Coltharp and John H. Coltharp my Executor to execute and carry out my will. In testimony whereof I do hereunto set my hand & affix my seal this the 17th day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight (hundred) and fifty six.
John Coltharp (seal)
Sarah S. Jordan
John Scruggs (August 1, 1867)
Spouse: Susannah HORNER
Marriage Date: 23 Sep 1802
2 M: James COLTHARP
Birth Date: 1783
Birth Place: VA
Death Date: 27 Mar 1814 Age: 31
Death Place: Dadeville AL, Battle of Horseshoe Bend (War of 1812)
A soldier under Andrew Jackson in the War of 1812. Killed at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, fought on 27 March 1814. The battle site is near the present town of Dadeville, AL, on the Tallapoopsa River.
1. The Coltharp Family, One Branch - Seven Generations 1908-1970 by Robert Wayne and Anna Louise Coltharp (unpublished copy)
2. The Coltharp Family in America, E. C. Coltharp, Nacona Texas (memograph form)
3. “Will of JAMES HAMNER Dated 14 Dec 1792 Proved 10 Jan 1793,” Will Book 3, p. 114, Mecklenburg County, VA.
4. Some Descendants of James Hamner of Lunenburg and Mecklenburg Copunties, Virginia
Notes of the late Bernard C Rodenhizer, Jr., contributed by his son, Bernard C
Rodenhizer III - Nov. 1997
5. Chestua Baptist Church Cemetery Monroe County TN
6. Monroe County, Tennessee Will Records, pages 191 - 193, The will of John Coltharp (28 Apr 1781 - 28 May 1867) Tennessee State Archives, Nashville, Tennessee.
7. The History of Putnam County Indiana, Weiks, Jesse W. (Bowen 1910)
Last Modified: 17 Oct 1999
Created: 12 Dec 1999
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