Joyce, we seem to have John and Anna Hallum's family lined up together. Perhaps we can thrash out the other differences and come to a common agreement.
Charlie Hallum has Thomas marrying Elizabeth Bingham in Bertie County in 1767 but he would be entirely too young. If his older brother was born in 1750, Thomas would be about 15 when he married. If you go back to the marriage date of John and Mary, grandparents, William and Sallie, parents, there just isn't enough time. Check and see what you think.
Charlie was also wrong when he said Sally and William Reid went to Charleston and had a son named Earnest. They came over to Georgia and had no son named Earnest. There was an E. Emmett Reid that was an outstanding scientist and was at a College in Charleston for awhile. He was working for DuPont in his 90's. He wrote a book, MY FIRST HUNDRED YEARS. His father was Thomas Alfred Reid, a son of William and Sally Reid.
William and Sally married in SC but he had lived in Georgia since about 1802 when he was a small boy. His father, also William Reid, moved to Georgia but still had family in SC. Their families were acquainted with each other and had intermarriages. I don't know if they met here when Sally was visiting her brother and other relatives or William met her on a trip over to SC.
I hate to be negative but I also doubt that our William is the Maryland William. How would that fit in with John and Mary being his parents? John was born 1702, married 1731, and William is born 1732. He wouldn't be buying land in 1739.
Do you have an opinion about William's wife being a Martha and not Sallie Reed? I am holding out for Sallie Reed as it is on a very old family tree that was drawn out by Sally Hallum Reid's grand daughters and perhaps her daughter.
I have found this in an Anson Co., NC, book with deed abstracts, county court minutes etc.
Deed Book B, page 164, June 2, 1750, Wm. Hallam witness to a deed "on north side of the Peedee beginning at mouth of Little River."
Deed Book B, page 181, Dec. 8, 1751, Thomas Reed sells 100 acres of "north side of Peedee,...granted to Thomas Reed Nov. 1746."
This would put William Hallum in the same area as a Thomas Reed about the time of the birth of his son John 1750. If Thomas Reed is the father of Sallie, it would be the source of their second son's name.
Please let me know your opinion about my deductions. The earlier researchers didn't have all the information available that we have. I know when I started to record my family all I knew was what I was told by older relatives. Now I can go to the local library and it is filled with different resources and we can more easily get original documents.
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