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Re: Leffews from TN
Posted by: Dee Reynolds Date: October 20, 2001 at 15:11:30
In Reply to: Leffews from TN by Shirley Danniels of 366


Ancestors of Albert Pinkney Leffew


Generation No. 1

       1. Albert Pinkney Leffew, born September 19, 1849 in Tennessee; died December 31, 1908 in Meigs co.Tenn.. He was the son of 2. Pleasant Henry Sr. Leffew and 3. Elenor Nelly Rook. He married (1) Hasseltine Selvidge September 16, 1871 in Roane Co.Tenn.. She was born Abt. 1849, and died Aft. 1888. She was the daughter of Joseph Selvidge and Jane. He married (2) Mary E. Fritts September 21, 1892. She was born Abt. 1849, and died Aft. 1900.

Notes for Albert Pinkney Leffew:
[norma leffew.FTW]

REFN54-13
!1880: MEIGS CO TN
!1900: MEIGS CO TN
!NOTES: CEMETERY WHERE ALBER T WAS BURIED, HORNESBY CHAPEL CEM - UNDER
WATTS BAR
LAKE. GRAVE WAS MOVED!
I THINK THAT SONS JOHN & JOSEPH ARE ONE & THE SAME! NOT TWO PEOPLE.
IN 1900 M ARY FRITZ LEFFEW HAD 5 CHILDREN, AND HAD BEEN MARRIED 7 YEARS.
THEIR
IS POSS IBLY A PROBLEM WITH THE CHILDREN.
NOTE THAT CHILDREN 1 THRU 4 ARE ON THE 1880 CENSUS [ 1ST WIFE ]
AND 2 THRU 5 ARE ON THE 1900 CENSUS [ 2ND WIFE ]
!NOTES: A PROBLEM WITH DATES IN THIS FAMILY. COULD SOME CHILDREN BE GRAND
CHILDREN? IF NOT A PROB WITH MOTHER'S DATE
!MR: CIVIL WAR
!JOB: RAN FERRY @ 10 MILE TENN ESSEE


More About Albert Pinkney Leffew:
Date born 2: September 19, 1849, ,,,TN
Died 2: December 31, 1908, ,,MEIGS CO, TN
Burial: MAPLE GROVE CEM, S OF 10 MILE, TN

Notes for Hasseltine Selvidge:
[norma leffew.FTW]

!NOTES: THIS WAS ALBERT LEFFEWS 1ST WIFE


More About Albert Leffew and Hasseltine Selvidge:
Marriage: September 16, 1871, Roane Co.Tenn.

Generation No. 2

       2. Pleasant Henry Sr. Leffew, born Abt. 1803 in N.C.; died Abt. 1860 in Roane Co.Tenn.. He was the son of 4. Elias Leffew and 5. Rebecca Quigley. He married 3. Elenor Nelly Rook February 21, 1825 in Grainger Co. tenn..
       3. Elenor Nelly Rook, born Abt. 1806 in N.C.; died Aft. 1849 in Roane C.Tenn.. She was the daughter of 6. Arron Rook.

Notes for Pleasant Henry Sr. Leffew:
!NOTES: OCT 29 1850 CENSUS ROANE COUNTY, TENNESSEE FILM# 444849 ON THE
MORMAN
CHURCH, P.H. LEFFEW WAS LISTED ON CENSUS AS 47 YEARS OLD AND WIFE
E LENOR 44
YEARS OLD. THE MARRIAGE DATE WAS LISTED IN "MARRIAGES OF GRAINGER
C OUNTY,
TENNESSEE". CHILDREN 7-13 AT HOME IN 1850. CHILDREN 11,12,13 AT HOME
IN
1860 ROANE COUNTY , TN. CENSUS. 1830 PLEASANT LEFFEW 1 POLL CPT.
HENSON'S
TAX LIST IN WHITES CREEK ROAD BOOK. PLEASANT WORKED ON ROAD (CAN'T
READ)
1831 CPT. HALEY'S ROANE COUNTY TAX LIST. PLEASANT H. LEFFEW FINED .50
CENTS.
BASE INFO FROM ROANE COUNTY, TENNESSEE, RECORD, HENRY CULLOM, LILLIE
CRAWFOR D, AND OTHER TENNESSEE RECORDS. RESEARCH OF S.H. ALSIP.
1830 AND 1840 ROANE CO UNTY, TENN. CENSUS.
USED ROANE CO TN ROAD ORDER BK 1830-1833
!NOTES: REPORTED LY BURIED AT 10 MILE TENNESSE [DO YOU KNOW OF CEMETERY
LOCATION? ]
!1830: RO ANE CO TN; LEFFEW 1830 TN,
PLEASANT H GRAINGER CO; ELISHA , JOSEPH, LAVINA,
SAMUEL,
MALES FEMALES ELISHA
1 2 0/30 1 20/30 C_______ CO; WILLIAM
1 0/5 3 0/5 ROANE CO ; PLEASANT H
!1840: ROANE CO TN; LEFFEW
PLEASANT H
MALES FEMALES
1 30/40 1 30/40
1 10/15 1 10/15
3 0/5 2 5 /10
!1850: ROANE CO TN; LEFFEW
PLEASANT H 47
ELENDER 44
JOHN 16
W ILLIAM 13
JERIAH 10
LUISA 8
PLEASANT H 7
ESTHER L 6
ALBER T P 11 ?
************************************
STERLING 24 IN ROANE CO TN
JANETHA 20
JOHN H 3
MARY M 1
***************
LEFFING {LEFF EW ON FOLLOWING CENSUS}
ELENDER 24 IN GRAINGER CO TN
ROBERT 4
AN NA 70
LUCINDY 34
**************
HARBER 28 IN GRAINGER CO TN
HANNAH 27
MARY A 3
LUCINDY 2
PHILU 6/12
LAVIRNEY 52
**************
PERTHENE 33 IN GRAINGER CO TN
JANE 10
*********** **
WILLIAM 43 IN GRAINGER CO TN
BARBARY 38
MALINDA 18
MALISSA 14
DELPHY 13
WILLIAM J 10
JOHN 5
BARBARY 3
!1860: GRAING ER CO TN; LEFFEW
ALFRED H 27
PERLINA 22
***********
ELLIS 38
LUR ENA 8
HARBER 4
**********
HARBER 38
HANNAH 36
MARY 14
LUCINDA 12
MANERVA 6
ALFRED 5
**********
JOHN 46
EL SEY 50
MARY 19
DESSA 17
JOHN 15
COALBY 8
WILEY 5
**********
LUCINDA 40
***********
MALINDA 29
WILLIAM H 6/1 2
**************
PARTHENA 40
LUCINDA J 20
*************
!1860: ROANE CO TN ; LEFFEW
PLEASANT H 55 N.C. "WHEELWRIGHT"
ELLENDER 53 N.C.
WILLIA M 21 TN.
LOUISA 18 TN.


More About Pleasant Henry Sr. Leffew:
Burial: TEN MILE CEM, TEN MILE, TENNESSEE
Occupation: Wheel Write

Notes for Elenor Nelly Rook:
!NOTES: IN GRAINGER CO TN, 1820, THERE WAS A HEZEKIAH ROOK, B. 1770-17 80
&
FAMILY. WAS HE RELATED TO NELLY?
------------------------------------- -------------------------------------
--
1790 CENSUS OF NORTH CAROLINA ; ROOK
NAME COUNTY
---- ------
BENJAMIN N. HAMPTON
JOHN "
MARTIN "
SARAH "
BUCKNER CASWELL { A GOOD POSS. PLACE TO START !
CHARITY MARTIN
DEMPSEY HERTFORD
DEMSEY GATES
HARDY RANDOLPH
HENRY NEW HANOVER
JESSE "
J OHN BURNSWICK
JOSPEH GATES
JOSEPH HERTFORD
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
- ----


More About Elenor Nelly Rook:
Burial: Ten Mile Roane Co Tenn.

More About Pleasant Leffew and Elenor Rook:
Marriage 1: February 21, 1825, Grainger Co. tenn.
Marriage 2: February 21, 1825, ,,GRAINGER CO, TENNESSEE
Marriage 3: February 21, 1825, Grainger County Tn.
       
Children of Pleasant Leffew and Elenor Rook are:
              i.       Sarah Leffew, born March 25, 1825 in Roane CO.Tenn.; died October 13, 1890 in Pulaski co. Kentucky; married Samuel L. Barnett June 12, 1849 in Roane Co.Tenn; born June 06, 1825 in Pall Mall, Rhea Co. Tenn; died May 31, 1914 in Pulaski Co Ky.

Notes for Sarah Leffew:



More About Sarah Leffew:
Burial: Tarter Cem Naomi Ky

Notes for Samuel L. Barnett:
MR: HE SERVED IN THE CIVIL WAR; PVT CO "A" 2 REG. TENN. INF. VOL. ;
UNION;
WIFE REBECCA TRIED TO DRAW A PENSION FROM CIVIL WAR. SHE HAD
PROBLEMS WITH
HER HANDS & FINGERS. SHE HAD A GRANDSON, SAMUEL BRADEN, AGE 22.
SAMUEL DECLARES HIS LATE WIFE WAS SARAH LEFFEW, AND THEIR MARRIAGE
WAS
RECORDED AT KINGSTON, TENN., JUN 12, 1849. AND THAT HE HAD 8 LIVING
CHILDREN. I THINK NAN CY WAS THE ONE DEAD BY MAY 4 1898.
DISCHARGED @ KNOXVILLE OCT 6, 1864.ENROLLE D AUG 1861 @ KINGSTON
MUSTERED IN AT SOMERSET!! SEP 28 1861.ALSO REPORTLY @ CAMP DICK
ROBINSON
IN REBECCA'S REQUEST FOR HIS PENSION SHE SAID THAT HE WAS LIVING AT
ROSALIN
TENNESSEE. THAT SHE HAD BEEN MARRIED TWICE BEFORE.
HE ST ATES THAT AFTER THE WAR HE LIVED;
ROANE CO TENN 2 YEARS
FENTRESS CO TENN 5 YE ARS
WAYNE CO KY ?[CAN'T READ]
PULASKI CO KY ? [CAN'T READ]
HE LIST HIS PENSI ON # AS 125662
!LAND: SAM BOUGHT LAND FROM DAUGHTER [SEE NOTES UNDER LOUISa
BARNETT
DUNCAN]
LOUISA BARNETT DUNCAN IN 1887, PULASKI COUNTY, KENTUCKY, ON W HITE OAK
CREEK.
!NOTES:HE WAS IN PULASKI COUNTY FOR THE MARRIAGE OF HIS DAUGHTER LOUISA
(1877).
SAM DESERTED HIS 2ND WIFE. HE HAD MARRIED HER JAN 21 1901 , IN WAYNE
COUNTY,
KENTUCKY.
SAM ALSO HAS A REPORTED BIRTH DATE OF 1828.
1 850 ROANE CO TN
1860 ROANE CO TN
1870 FENTRESS CO TN
1880 PULASKI CO KY
190 0 PULASKI CO KY
THE 1ST HUSBAND OF WIFE #3 DIED IN 1867
DEATH CERTIFICATE OF SAMUEL; PULASKI CO KY,@ NAOMI; BIRTH 1828 DEATH
MAY 31
1914; DUE TO OLD AGE ; MOTHER CYNTHA SMALL !!! FATHER NOT LISTED ;
BURIAL @
TARTER CEM.; INFORMA NT, JENNIE/ JEMMIE BURTON;
!DESCRIPTION: SAMUEL WAS 5 FOOT 7 INCH TALL, DARK SKIN, GRAY EYES.
!1880: PULASKI CO KY , NEXT DOOR TO DAU/ LOUISA BARNETT DUNC AN
SAMUEL 60
SARAH 53
ETHA L.E. 18
JOSEPH H 15
VIRGINIA 13 only one born other than Tn, she born KY
SAMUEL 10


More About Samuel L. Barnett:
Burial: TARTER CEM, NAOMI, PULASKI CO, KY

More About Samuel Barnett and Sarah Leffew:
Marriage 1: June 12, 1849, Roane Co.Tenn.
Marriage 2: June 12, 1849, Roane county Tn
Marriage 3: June 12, 1849, SUR;STER.LEFFEW, ROANE CO, TENNESSEE

              ii.       Sterling Leffew, born 1826 in Tennessee; died 1864 in Richmond Va. in a Confederate prison; married Jerusha Barnett July 16, 1846 in Roane Co.Tenn; born 1832 in Tennessee; died Aft. 1893.

Notes for Sterling Leffew:
died in confederate prison
was a Private Co.F 2nd Tennessee Vol. enrolled 8-10-1863
He was captured on 11-6-1863
and taken to Richman
[norma leffew.FTW]



More About Sterling Leffew:
Date born 2: 1826, ,,,NC
Died 2: 1864, CONFEDERATE PRIS, RICHMOND, VA
Burial: Richmond Va Confederate Prison
Died in CSA Prison: 1863, Richmond, Virginia
Military service: 1864, Civil War Union

Notes for Jerusha Barnett:
[norma leffew.FTW]

REFN52-5
NOTES; HER HUSBAND WAS A SON OF MY ANCESTOR PLEASANT HENRY LEFFEW (S. H.
ALSIP).
!1880: ROANE CO TN CENSUS LIST A GRANDSON, WILLIAM T AGE 2
!1870: ROANE CO TN , 13TH DIST. ; LEFFEW "LAFFEW" "GIRUSIA"
JERUSHA 35 all born T N
ALEX 15
ELIZABETH 13
LUCINDA 12
SAM 7
MANDA 5
THOMAS 4
ANDY 3/12


More About Jerusha Barnett:
Date born 2: Abt. 1834
Died 2: Abt. 1893

More About Sterling Leffew and Jerusha Barnett:
Marriage 1: July 16, 1846, Roane Co.Tenn.
Marriage 2: July 16, 1846, Roane county Tn
Marriage 3: July 16, 1846, SUR;JAS.BARNETT, ROANE CO, TN

              iii.       Elenor Leffew, born November 18, 1827 in N C; died Aft. 1827.

Notes for Elenor Leffew:
[norma leffew.FTW]

REFN54-3


More About Elenor Leffew:
Date born 2: November 18, 1827, ,,,NC

              iv.       Jane Leffew, born 1829 in Tennessee; died Aft. 1855; married (1) James Lastley June 11, 1846 in Roane Co.Tenn; born Abt. 1829; died Aft. 1859; married (2) James Lastly June 11, 1846 in ,,ROANE CO, TN; born Abt. 1828; died 1859.

Notes for Jane Leffew:
[norma leffew.FTW]

REFN54-4
!1850: ROANE CO TN
!1860: CUMBERLAND CO TN
!1870: ROANE CO TN
!not es: line being researched by; Tony & Pam Leavitt, 1091 Polo Club Dr.,
MARIETTA , Ga. 30064


More About Jane Leffew:
Date born 2: 1829

More About James Lastley and Jane Leffew:
Marriage: June 11, 1846, Roane Co.Tenn.

              v.       Mary W. Leffew, born 1830 in Tennessee; died Aft. 1851; married William Watts October 04, 1849 in roane CO.Tenn; born Abt. 1830; died Aft. 1851.

Notes for Mary W. Leffew:
[norma leffew.FTW]

REFN54-5


More About Mary W. Leffew:
Date born 2: 1830

More About William Watts and Mary Leffew:
Marriage 1: October 04, 1849, roane CO.Tenn.
Marriage 2: October 04, 1849, ,,ROANE CO, TN

              vi.       Malissa Salina Leffew, born November 1833 in Tennessee; died 1907; married John Alfred Williams December 28, 1856 in Grainger co. Tenn; born August 01, 1832; died April 22, 1907.

Notes for Malissa Salina Leffew:

!NOTES: I HAVE PHOTOS OF THIS COUPLE [THOUGHT TO BE] SUPPLIED BY CATH ERINE
WILLIAMS GOSS.


Notes for John Alfred Williams:


!MR: CIVIL WAR VET; JOHN JOINED THE UNION ARMY, AUG 9 1861 @ MAYNARDVILLE.
COMPANY D, 1ST REGT. EAST TENN. INF. VOL. HE WAS DISCHARGED @ NASHVILLE,
SEP 1 7
1864.
!1850: GRAINGER CO TN (HE WITH HIS MOTHER)
!1860: UNION CO TN
!1870 : ROANE CO TN THRU 1900


More About John Alfred Williams:
Date born 2: August 01, 1832, ,,GRAINGER CO, TN
Died 2: April 22, 1904, ,ROCKWOOD, ROANE CO, TN
Burial: WILLIAMS MTN @, GLENN ALICE, ROANE CO, TN

More About John Williams and Malissa Leffew:
Marriage 1: December 28, 1856, Grainger co. Tenn.
Marriage 2: December 28, 1856, ,,GRAINGER CO, TN

              vii.       John Leffew, born 1834 in Tennessee; died Aft. 1859; married Kiziah McDuffie December 30, 1857 in Roane Co.Tenn; born Abt. 1834; died Aft. 1859.

Notes for John Leffew:
[norma leffew.FTW]

REFN54-7
!1860: ROANE CO TN, 11TH DIST., BARNARDSVILLE, LIVING NEAR BROTHER
STERLING
JOHN 23 all born TN.
KISIAH 24
WILLIAM H 1
!1870: KEZI AH WIDOW
!MR: CIVIL WAR , HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO LOCATE INFO ON IT


More About John Leffew:
Date born 2: 1834, ,,,TN
Died 2: CIVIL WAR

More About Kiziah McDuffie:
Date born 2: 1832

More About John Leffew and Kiziah McDuffie:
Marriage 1: December 30, 1857, Roane Co.Tenn.
Marriage 2: December 30, 1855, ,,ROANE CO, TN

              viii.       William Leffew, born 1835 in Tennessee; died Aft. 1835.

Notes for William Leffew:
[norma leffew.FTW]

REFN54-8


More About William Leffew:
Date born 2: 1835, ,,,TN

              ix.       Joseph Leffew, born May 15, 1840 in Roane Co.Tenn.; died October 28, 1925 in Hamilton co Tenn; married (1) Sarah Ann "sallie" Henson August 07, 1872 in Roane Co.Tenn; born Abt. 1840; died Aft. 1894; married (2) Sarah Ann Sallie Henson August 07, 1872 in ,,ROANE CO, TN; born Abt. 1854 in ,,BLOUNT CO, TN; died April 07, 1929.

Notes for Joseph Leffew:
[norma leffew.FTW]

REFN54-9
!MR: CIVIL WAR VET; PVT COMPANY A 2ND TENN. INF. VOL. UNION
P.O.W. @ ANDERSONVILLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!
LIVED AT CROSS KEY, ROANE CO, TN, WHEN HE ENLIS TED.
ALSO COMPANY H, 5TH U.S. CALVERY, DISCHARGED @ BALTIMORE, MARYLAND,
MA RCH 1865
IN 1925 THE FAMILY LIVED @ 2902 NORTH 1ST STREET, EAST CHATTANOOGA,
TENN., THIS
IS THE ADDRESS WHEN JOSEPH DIED.
ALSO A P.O.W. @ FLORENCE, S.C .
-----------------------------
JOHN J DELANEY, OF ROANE COUNTY, TN., REPORTE D HE HAD SEEN JOSEPH @
ANDERSONVILLE [GEORGIA] PRISON. HE SAID THAT JOSEPH'S FEET WERE BURST
OPEN FROM
SCURVY, AND "WAS BEING LEAD AROUND BLIND"
------- ----------------------
WILLIAM BOWLING, ALSO OF ROANE COUNTY, REPORTED THE FO OT PROBLEM, BUT
ALSO
REPORTED "SORE EYES", THAT JOSEPH WAS ALMOST ENTIRELY B LIND.
-----------------------------
IN 1915, JOE LIVED AT 602 VINSON ST, E. C HATTANOOGA
-----------------------------
WIFE, MARRIAGE, AND CHILDREN, ALL CO VERED IN PENSION PAPERS.
-----------------------------
CAPTURED @ BEAVER DA M? STATION, VIRGINIA, MAY 10, 1864, HARD TO READ
BUT THINK
HE WAS RELEASED D EC OF 1864, AT CHARLESTON, S.C., REACHED ANNAPOLIS,
MARYLAND,
DEC 17 1864. W AS AT BALTIMORE NATIONAL HOSPITOL, ON MARCH 10 1865.
!DESCRIPTION: 5FT 6IN, LI GHT SKIN, BLUE EYES, LIGHT HAIR - @ AGE OF 81, IN
MARCH 1865, HE WAS 5FT 9 IN CH


More About Joseph Leffew:
Date born 2: May 15, 1840, ,,ROANE CO, TN
Died 2: October 28, 1925, ,E CHATTANOOGA, HAMILTON CO, TN

More About Joseph Leffew and Sarah Henson:
Marriage: August 07, 1872, Roane Co.Tenn.

              x.       Louiza Leffew, born 1841 in Tennessee; died Aft. 1841.

Notes for Louiza Leffew:
[norma leffew.FTW]

REFN54-10
!NOTES: DID SHE MARRY BENJAMIN McDUFFE , MAR 29, 1868, ROANE CO., TN .?


More About Louiza Leffew:
Date born 2: 1841, ,,,TN

              xi.       Pleasant Henry Jr. Leffew, born July 06, 1842 in Crosse Fentress Co. Tenn.; died June 07, 1925 in PallMall Tenn; married Mary Jane Crabtree November 13, 1870 in Pall Mall, Ray Co. Tenn; born August 16, 1852; died February 08, 1932 in Pall Mall, Ray Co. Tenn.

Notes for Pleasant Henry Jr. Leffew:
[norma leffew.FTW]

REFN54-11
!1920: FENTRESS CO TN all born TN * ALSO IN COUNTY, BARNETT, HENRY 47 &
FAMILY
HENRY 77 BARNETT, JOSEPH 19
MARY J 67 LEFFEW, ?, C. 35
AMILDA 48 WIFE, SUSIE
37
NONA 45 CHILDERN, VAN
BUREN 8
STEVE 43 WM
HARRISON 5
MARION 25 NOBLE
WIGHT 2?
LONZA 18
EMMA 14
GERTIE 10
WIL LIS 7
!1880: FENTRESS CO TN, 2 DOORS AWAY FROM 1ST COUSIN JAMES BARNETT, SON OF
SAMUEL & SARAH LEFFEW BARNETT, OF PULASKI CO KY
LEFFEW,
HENRY 35 TN
M ARY 24
ARMILDA 9
LOUISA 7
STEPHEN H 5
WILLIAM 2
!MR: CIVIL WAR = WAS WITH SHERMAN ON HIS MARCH TO THE SEA, & RAN INTO HIS
BROTHER PICKNEY ACC ROSS A RIVER. THEY LOOKED AT EACH OTHER & GOT ONTO
THEIR HORSES & RODE OFF.
!NOTES: HENRY LEFFEW SAID HIS GRANDPA WAS IN A COMA BEFORE DEATH, AND
AWOKE F OR
A SHORT TIME BEFORE SLIPPING BACK INTO A COMA & DYING.
!WILLS: THERE WAS S UPPOSE TO BE A WILL ON FILE @ THE COURT HOUSE. THERE
WAS
ANOTHER WILL @ HI S HOME THAT LEFT ALL CHILDREN ONE DOLLAR, AND DAUGHTER
NONA
EVERYTHING ELSE. THE COURT HOUSE BURNED & THE NEW WILL WAS LOST. THE OLD
ONE @
HOME WENT IN TO EFFECT.


More About Pleasant Henry Jr. Leffew:
Date born 2: July 06, 1842, ,CROSSE, TN
Died 2: June 07, 1925, ,PALL MALL, FENTRESS CO, TN
Burial: WOLF RIVER CEM, PALL MALL, TN

More About Mary Jane Crabtree:
Died 2: February 08, 1932, ,PALL MALL, FENTRESS CO, TN
Burial: WOLF RIVER CEM, PALL MALL, TN

More About Pleasant Leffew and Mary Crabtree:
Marriage 1: November 13, 1870, Pall Mall, Ray Co. Tenn
Marriage 2: November 13, 1870, ,PALL MALL, FENTRESS CO, TN

              xii.       Etha Linda Leffew, born 1844 in Tennessee; died Aft. 1864; married (1) Benjamin Ellis; born Abt. 1844; died Aft. 1864; married (2) Benjamin Jr Ellis March 03, 1870 in ,,ROANE CO, TN; born 1844; died Aft. 1870.

Notes for Etha Linda Leffew:
[norma leffew.FTW]

REFN54-12


More About Etha Linda Leffew:
Date born 2: 1844, ,,,TN

       1       xiii.       Albert Pinkney Leffew, born September 19, 1849 in Tennessee; died December 31, 1908 in Meigs co.Tenn; married (1) Hasseltine Selvidge September 16, 1871 in Roane Co.Tenn.; married (2) Mary E. Fritts September 21, 1892.
              xiv.       Joseph Leffew, born 1847; died Aft. 1847.


Generation No. 3

       4. Elias Leffew, born Abt. 1776 in Franklin co Va.; died Aft. 1822. He was the son of 8. Stephen Leffew and 9. Elizabeth. He married 5. Rebecca Quigley June 28, 1802 in Franklin co.Va..
       5. Rebecca Quigley, born 1773 in Franklin co Va.; died August 06, 1853 in Franklin co Va.. She was the daughter of 10. Thomas Quigley and 11. Sarah Quigley.

Notes for Elias Leffew:
There is currently no proof on this family. Family history is that Elias was the father of Pleasant Henry Leffew. The other childen are included because they were in Grainger Co Tn at the same time. Most likely they are the children of Elias but more poof is needed.

1810: Franklin Co. Va Census
Leffew, Elias 2 males under 10 1 female 16/26 1 male 26/45
1820: Grainger Co Tn
Leffew, Elisha 60/70 female 60/70
Leffew, William
Leffew, Samuel
Leffew, Lavina

!NOTES: THIS; NEED PROOF HERE! "FAMILY HISTORY" IS THAT ELIAS WAS THE
FATHER OF P H LEFFEW.
LOOKING FOR SOME WRITTEN PROOF OF THIS ENTIRE FAMILY!! !
HENRY LEFFEW [b.1923] WAS TOLD AS A BOY BY HIS UNCLE, ORION LEFFEW
[b.1885] THAT ELIAS LEFFEW WAS THE FATHER OF PLEASANT HENRY
LEFFEW SR.,
ORION WAS TH E SON OF PLEASANT HENRY LEFFEW JR. , THIS WAS TOLD TO
ME
[FACE TO FACE] STEV EN H. ALSIP, BY HENRY LEFFEW HIMSELF [OCT.
14,1995].
=======================
!1800: STOKES CO NC [ NEED TO SEE ]
SINGLE & AGE 16/26
!1810: FRANKLIN CO. , VIRGINIA CENSUS;
LEFFEW, ELIAS MALES 1 26/45 b. 1765/1784 FEMALES 1 16/ 26 b.
1784/1794
1 UN/10 1800/1810
1 UN/10 1800/1810
************** ***************
!NOTES: DESC SHERRY LEFFEW STEPHENS TOLD ME THAT HER FATHER TO LD HER, "
THE
NAME WAS ORRIGINALLY "LEFEW", & THEY WERE FROM THE BLACK FORES T AREA OF
GERMANY. ALSO " HE WAS FRENCH & HE MARRIED A CHEROKEE CHIEF'S
DAUG HTER" [ WAS
THIS SUPPOSE TO BE ELIAS LEFFEW???? ] 1994.
--------------------- -----------------------------------------------------
-----
AS OF JULY 1995, RESEARCHER MARY ELIZABETH FERRELL, 2074 N. CALLE DE
VIDA ,
TUSCON , AZ. 8571 5-4201, THINKS THE CHILDREN ARE NOT ELIAS'S. SHE
FEELS THAT
HIS PROB. CHILDR EN ARE; THOMAS, ELIAS, THEOESDICK, AND CELIA, WHO
MARRIED WM.
RAKES. SHE OFF ERED NO OTHER NAME FOR THE PROB.DAUGHTER [ AS SEEMS TO BE
REFLECTED IN THE CEN SUS INFO. AVAILABLE. SHE POINTS OUT THAT MY INFO
REFLECTS
THAT THE CHILDREN I LIST WERE BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA. AND, THAT IT
LOOKS LIKE
ELIAS NEVER MOVE D FROM FRANKLIN CO., VIRGINIA [AFTER HE MARRIED
REBECCA].
SHE FEELS THAT THE GRAINGER COUNTY, TENNESSEE CHILDREN ARE PROB.
BELONG TO
ELISHA. SHE SAID AT THAT TIME SHE HAD NOT RESEARCHED ROCKINGHAM CO.,
N.C.
CENSUS FOR LEFFEW'S.
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Notes for Rebecca Quigley:
There is a chance Rebecca is of Cherokee blood per Sandy---- nicely@flash.net Sandy is in Tucson Arizona following is what Sandy wrote to me " oh yes I also have come to the conclusion that the Cherokee bloodline had to come from most likely Rebecca .my mother told us as a child that there was Cherokee blood in the Mallicoat family on her side. her grandfather John Everett/Everat Mallicoat said that his mother Mariah Majors Mallicoat was part Cherokee .Mariah's Parents were Thomas Majors and Pheobe Leffew Farmer. Rebecca is Pheobe's mother.


!NOTES; QUIGLEY'S ON 1810 VIRGINIA CENSUS;
CHARLES, BOTETOURT COU NTY
JAMES, ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY
JOHN M., MONONGALIA COUNTY
SARAH, FRANKLIN COUNTY
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In a book on Franklin County History, p. 174, it is stated that Jackson Griffith cancelled his engagement to Rebecca in 1799 to marry Catherin Sigmon. Then in April 1800, she sued him for breach of contract. A jury awarded her 18 pounds in damages. She married Elias Leffew later on 6/28/1802.


More About Rebecca Quigley:
Date born 2: Abt. 1760
Cause of Death: flux

More About Elias Leffew and Rebecca Quigley:
Marriage: June 28, 1802, Franklin co.Va.
Surety: Joseph Quigley
       
Children of Elias Leffew and Rebecca Quigley are:
              i.       Joseph Leffew, born Abt. 1795; died Aft. 1822; married Polly Miller July 24, 1822 in Grainger co. Tenn; born Abt. 1795; died Aft. 1822.

Notes for Joseph Leffew:
!NOTES: A JOSEPH LEFFEW MARRIED [ GRAINGER CO TN ] POLLY MILLER , JULY 24
182 2
"INVENTORIES OF ESTATES & WILLS" , GRAINGER CO TN, 1833-1852; PG
286,
SET TLEMENT , REECE WILLIAMS,,ADM. FOR JOSEPH LEFFEW, DESC., DEC 9,
1843, ; MEMTIO NS, LAST SETTLEMENT APR 22 1842, BENJ. BRANSON,
THOMAS
LATHAM, ROYAL JENNING S; E. THOMAS SHF., TAX 1841. RECORDED MAR 7,
1844.
E. TATE , CLERK. [ SAME JOSEPH ? ]
[SAME BOOK] PG 46; INVENTORY, JOSEPH LEFFEW, DESC; SIGNED REAS
WIL LIAMS , ADM; RECORDED MARCH 10 1840, E. TATE, CLERK.
[SAME BOOK] PG 47, ACCOUN T OF SALE; JOSEPH LEFFEW, DESC; DEC 12,
1839.
SALE HELD JAN 18, 1840; MENTIO NS, W. LEFFEW, L. LEFFEW, S. LEFFEW,
RECORDED MARCH 10, 1840. E. TATE, CLERK.
[SAME BOOK] PG 183, SETTLEMENT, REECE WILLIAMS, ADM. OF JOSEPH
LEFFEW.
APRI L 22, 1842.
[SAME BOOK] PG 234, RICHARS ACUFF, DESC; MENTIONS JOSEPH LEFFEW,
JAN.
14, 1837.
!1820: GRAINGER CO TN , JOSPEH , NO AGE
[norma leffew.FTW]

!1800: ROCKINGHAM CO NC " OF COLOR" - 6 PERSONS IN HOME

below source is Robert Strong
Other Spouse: Polly Jones ( - ) Date: 5 Aug 1815, Grainger Co., TN 3


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Other Spouse: Polly Miller ( - ) Date: 24 Jul 1822, Grainger Co., TN 4


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Other Spouse: Sarah Majors (1810- ) Date: 19 Apr 1839, Grainger Co., TN 5 6



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Events
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1. Tax List 7, 1811-1837, Grainger Co., TN

1811 Capt. David McAnally's Company: Joseph Leffew, 100 acres, 1 white poll. (No deed has been found for this acreage. Given the 1815 tax list and the 1819 deeds, query whether this tax list was accurate.)

1815 Capt. John Arwine's Company: Joseph Leffew, 1 free poll. (At the end of this tax list is narrative statement by Thomas Johnson listing his extensive land holdings and noting that part thereof were held in adverse possesson by many persons, including Joseph and Richard Lafew)

1819 Capt. McGinnis' Company: Joseph Leffew. (This was a list of male inhabitants over the age of 21, rather than a tax list.)

1820 Capt. Wm. Clark's Company: Josep Lephew, 45 acres, no poll. (See 1818 deed)

1821 Capt. Clark's Company: Joseph Leffew, 45 acres, no poll.

1823 Capt. William Clark's Company: Joseph Leffew, 45 acres, 1 white poll. (See 1825 Court event.)

1824 Capt. Clark's Old Company: Joseph Leffew, 45 acres, no poll.

1825 Capt. Adkins: Joseph Leffew, 45 acres, no poll.

1828 Capt. McGinnis' Company: Joseph Leffew, 45 acres, 1 white poll.

1830 Capt. Atkins'es Old Company: Joseph Leffew, 45 acres, no poll.

1833 Capt. Brock's Company: Joseph Leffew, 45 acres, no poll.

1835 Capt. James Brock's Company: Joseph Leffew, 45 acres, no poll.

1837 District No. 12: Leffew, Joseph, 45 acres, value $150, no poll.
2. Deed 8, 1818, Grainger Co., TN

By an indenture dated 5 Nov 1818, Thomas Johnston (presumably the same person who in the 1815 tax list reported that Joseph Leffew occupied a portion of his land in adverse possession) sold 45 acres located on the waters of Puntion [Puncheon] Camp Creek to Joseph Leffew for $90. The legal description begins with a metes and bounds reference to a "conditional line betwin said Joseph and Richard Leffew." It is unclear what was meant by that reference. See the discussion of a contemporaneous deed to Elihue Leffew of abutting property in the Events for Elihu Leffew as to the possibility that Elihu may also have been known as Richard. Also, see the discussion of Richard in the Research Notes for Joseph.
3. Court 9, 1825, Grainger Co., TN

The following court minute appeared on Monday, 21 Feb 1825: "Ordered by the Court that Joseph Leffew be released from the payment of a poll tax for the year 1823 it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that he was overcharged this much."

Since the only poll tax imposed in 1823 was for 1 white poll, it would appear that Joseph's position was that he was not white, a position with which the court agreed.
4. Census 1, 1830, Grainger Co., TN

Household of Joseph Lefew:
Free White 0-0; Free Colored 00001-21
(Free Colored age groups were 0-10, 10-24, 24-36, 36-55, 55-100)
5. School List 10, 1833-1834, Grainger Co., TN

The school list for District No. 14, dated 19 Aug 1833, shows that Joseph Lephew Sr. had three children of school age (6-18) in school. The designation of Joseph as Sr. suggests a younger Joseph, presumably one of his children, but perhaps a child of Elihu or Lavinah, who also had children on this list. However, no other records for a younger Joseph have been found.
6. Estate Administration 11, 1840, Grainger Co., TN

Leffew reseacher's here is a correspondence between myself and Robert Strong who is reseaching the Leffew's if you read the whole thing I think you will find it interesting to say the least. DEE
If you would like to contact Robert here's how

Robert Strong
7710 E. Vaquero Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
strong@nantucket.net (Robert Strong)
http://azstrong.tripod.com/jd_letha



Family Group Sheet
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Husband Joseph Leffew
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Born: Bef 1775 1 at:
Died: 12 Dec 1839 at: Grainger Co., TN 2
Buried: at:



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Father: Stephen Lephew (1751-1801)
Mother: Elizabeth ( - )
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Married: Place:



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Other Spouse: Polly Jones ( - ) Date: 5 Aug 1815, Grainger Co., TN 3


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Other Spouse: Polly Miller ( - ) Date: 24 Jul 1822, Grainger Co., TN 4


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Other Spouse: Sarah Majors (1810- ) Date: 19 Apr 1839, Grainger Co., TN 5 6



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Events
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1. Tax List 7, 1811-1837, Grainger Co., TN

1811 Capt. David McAnally's Company: Joseph Leffew, 100 acres, 1 white poll. (No deed has been found for this acreage. Given the 1815 tax list and the 1819 deeds, query whether this tax list was accurate.)

1815 Capt. John Arwine's Company: Joseph Leffew, 1 free poll. (At the end of this tax list is narrative statement by Thomas Johnson listing his extensive land holdings and noting that part thereof were held in adverse possesson by many persons, including Joseph and Richard Lafew)

1819 Capt. McGinnis' Company: Joseph Leffew. (This was a list of male inhabitants over the age of 21, rather than a tax list.)

1820 Capt. Wm. Clark's Company: Josep Lephew, 45 acres, no poll. (See 1818 deed)

1821 Capt. Clark's Company: Joseph Leffew, 45 acres, no poll.

1823 Capt. William Clark's Company: Joseph Leffew, 45 acres, 1 white poll. (See 1825 Court event.)

1824 Capt. Clark's Old Company: Joseph Leffew, 45 acres, no poll.

1825 Capt. Adkins: Joseph Leffew, 45 acres, no poll.

1828 Capt. McGinnis' Company: Joseph Leffew, 45 acres, 1 white poll.

1830 Capt. Atkins'es Old Company: Joseph Leffew, 45 acres, no poll.

1833 Capt. Brock's Company: Joseph Leffew, 45 acres, no poll.

1835 Capt. James Brock's Company: Joseph Leffew, 45 acres, no poll.

1837 District No. 12: Leffew, Joseph, 45 acres, value $150, no poll.
2. Deed 8, 1818, Grainger Co., TN

By an indenture dated 5 Nov 1818, Thomas Johnston (presumably the same person who in the 1815 tax list reported that Joseph Leffew occupied a portion of his land in adverse possession) sold 45 acres located on the waters of Puntion [Puncheon] Camp Creek to Joseph Leffew for $90. The legal description begins with a metes and bounds reference to a "conditional line betwin said Joseph and Richard Leffew." It is unclear what was meant by that reference. See the discussion of a contemporaneous deed to Elihue Leffew of abutting property in the Events for Elihu Leffew as to the possibility that Elihu may also have been known as Richard. Also, see the discussion of Richard in the Research Notes for Joseph.
3. Court 9, 1825, Grainger Co., TN

The following court minute appeared on Monday, 21 Feb 1825: "Ordered by the Court that Joseph Leffew be released from the payment of a poll tax for the year 1823 it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that he was overcharged this much."

Since the only poll tax imposed in 1823 was for 1 white poll, it would appear that Joseph's position was that he was not white, a position with which the court agreed.
4. Census 1, 1830, Grainger Co., TN

Household of Joseph Lefew:
Free White 0-0; Free Colored 00001-21
(Free Colored age groups were 0-10, 10-24, 24-36, 36-55, 55-100)
5. School List 10, 1833-1834, Grainger Co., TN

The school list for District No. 14, dated 19 Aug 1833, shows that Joseph Lephew Sr. had three children of school age (6-18) in school. The designation of Joseph as Sr. suggests a younger Joseph, presumably one of his children, but perhaps a child of Elihu or Lavinah, who also had children on this list. However, no other records for a younger Joseph have been found.
6. Estate Administration 11, 1840, Grainger Co., TN

Allowance for Sary Leffew (Page 109 of film source): Per order dated 18 Jan 1840 and recorded 10 Mar 1840, Sary Leffew, widow of Joseph Leffew, Dec'd, was awarded "one hog and twenty five bushels of corn for one year."

Inventory (Pages 107-108 of film source): An Inventory of the estate of Joseph Leffew, Dec'd, was prepared by Reas William, Administrator, on date unknown and recorded on 10 Mar 1840.

Account of Sale for Joseph Leffew, Dec'd 12 Dec 1839 (Pages 110-112 of film source): The sale of his property took place on 18 Jan 1840 and the Account of Sale by Reas Williams, Administrator, was recorded 10 Mar 1840. Significant assets and their sale prices were as follows: cow, $11.25; mare, $27.375 (purchased by W[illiam] Leffew); colt, $16.125 (purchased by T[homas] Majors); colt, $14.26; 26 head of hogs, $23.25;and rifle, $8.58. The total proceeds of sale was $165.3425. Additional relatives who were purchasers were L[avina] Leffew, S[arah] Leffew and N[ancy] Williams. It is presumed that S. Leffew was Sarah Leffew, not Samuel Leffew, because household items were purchased and also because there are no records for Samuel Leffew in Grainger Co. other than the 1830 census. Also, J. Howet [James Howeth] was a purchaser.

Account of Settlement made with Rease Williams, Administrator of the Estate of Joseph Leffew, Dec'd (Pages 482-483 of film source): The account was made as of 22 Apr 1842 and recorded on 11 May 1842. The beginning balance was $165.3425, the proceeds from the sale of personal property on 18 Jan 1840. This accounting reflects payments to creditors for notes, accounts and judgments, which totaled $80.28, and for expenses of administration, which totaled $28.50, of which $25 was paid to Rease Williams for his services as Administrator. That left a balance of $56.5625. Note that Thos Majors was one of the creditors; he had a judgment for $2.50.

Account of Second Settlement made with Reece Williams, Administrator of the Estate of Joseph Leffew, Dec'd (Pages 777-778 of film source): The second account was made as of 9 Dec 1843 and recorded 7 Mar 1844. The beginning balance was $56.5625, which matches the ending balance of the first account. This accounting shows payments of $29.29, of which $18.92 was paid to additional judgment creditors, $0.037 was paid on account of 1841 taxes, and $10 was paid to Reece Williams for services rendered as Administrator. In addition, the Administrator was charged with interest of $5.75 on the funds in his possession. The ending balance was $32.025 (by my calculations, the balance should have been $33.025).

No further settlements were found and thus there is no record of any distribution to heirs.

Also, see deed dated 11 Dec 1841 relating to the sale by heirs of the real property of Joseph Leffew, Dec'd. This deed is discussed under the Events for Nancy Williams nee Leffew and Phoebe Majors nee Leffew.

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Wife Unknown First Wife of Joseph Leffew
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By Dee Reynolds - Jan 15, 2001

Leffew reseacher's here is a correspondence between myself and Robert Strong who is reseaching the Leffew's if you read the whole thing I think you will find it interesting to say the least.



Dee,

Sorry for the delay, but I am just catching up after being out of town
over the holidays. By separate e-mails, I will send you html formatted
FGS for Joseph, Elisha and Elihu Leffew. I would be very interested in
hearing about your line and whether you have any information that sheds
light on the makeup of these Grainger Co. families.

Robert Strong

Family Group Sheet
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Husband Joseph Leffew

Born: Bef 1775 1 at:
Died: 12 Dec 1839 at: Grainger Co., TN 2
Buried: at:

Father: Stephen Lephew (1751-1801)
Mother: Elizabeth ( - )

Married: Place:

Other Spouse: Polly Jones ( - ) Date: 5 Aug 1815, Grainger Co., TN 3

Other Spouse: Polly Miller ( - ) Date: 24 Jul 1822, Grainger Co., TN 4

Other Spouse: Sarah Majors (1810- ) Date: 19 Apr 1839, Grainger Co., TN 5 6

Events

1. Tax List 7, 1811-1837, Grainger Co., TN

1811 Capt. David McAnally's Company: Joseph Leffew, 100 acres, 1 white poll. (No deed has been found for this acreage. Given the 1815 tax list and the 1819 deeds, query whether this tax list was accurate.)

1815 Capt. John Arwine's Company: Joseph Leffew, 1 free poll. (At the end of this tax list is narrative statement by Thomas Johnson listing his extensive land holdings and noting that part thereof were held in adverse possesson by many persons, including Joseph and Richard Lafew)

1819 Capt. McGinnis' Company: Joseph Leffew. (This was a list of male inhabitants over the age of 21, rather than a tax list.)

1820 Capt. Wm. Clark's Company: Josep Lephew, 45 acres, no poll. (See 1818 deed)

1821 Capt. Clark's Company: Joseph Leffew, 45 acres, no poll.

1823 Capt. William Clark's Company: Joseph Leffew, 45 acres, 1 white poll. (See 1825 Court event.)

1824 Capt. Clark's Old Company: Joseph Leffew, 45 acres, no poll.

1825 Capt. Adkins: Joseph Leffew, 45 acres, no poll.

1828 Capt. McGinnis' Company: Joseph Leffew, 45 acres, 1 white poll.

1830 Capt. Atkins'es Old Company: Joseph Leffew, 45 acres, no poll.

1833 Capt. Brock's Company: Joseph Leffew, 45 acres, no poll.

1835 Capt. James Brock's Company: Joseph Leffew, 45 acres, no poll.

1837 District No. 12: Leffew, Joseph, 45 acres, value $150, no poll.
2. Deed 8, 1818, Grainger Co., TN

By an indenture dated 5 Nov 1818, Thomas Johnston (presumably the same person who in the 1815 tax list reported that Joseph Leffew occupied a portion of his land in adverse possession) sold 45 acres located on the waters of Puntion [Puncheon] Camp Creek to Joseph Leffew for $90. The legal description begins with a metes and bounds reference to a "conditional line betwin said Joseph and Richard Leffew." It is unclear what was meant by that reference. See the discussion of a contemporaneous deed to Elihue Leffew of abutting property in the Events for Elihu Leffew as to the possibility that Elihu may also have been known as Richard. Also, see the discussion of Richard in the Research Notes for Joseph.
3. Court 9, 1825, Grainger Co., TN

The following court minute appeared on Monday, 21 Feb 1825: "Ordered by the Court that Joseph Leffew be released from the payment of a poll tax for the year 1823 it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that he was overcharged this much."

Since the only poll tax imposed in 1823 was for 1 white poll, it would appear that Joseph's position was that he was not white, a position with which the court agreed.
4. Census 1, 1830, Grainger Co., TN

Household of Joseph Lefew:
Free White 0-0; Free Colored 00001-21
(Free Colored age groups were 0-10, 10-24, 24-36, 36-55, 55-100)
5. School List 10, 1833-1834, Grainger Co., TN

The school list for District No. 14, dated 19 Aug 1833, shows that Joseph Lephew Sr. had three children of school age (6-18) in school. The designation of Joseph as Sr. suggests a younger Joseph, presumably one of his children, but perhaps a child of Elihu or Lavinah, who also had children on this list. However, no other records for a younger Joseph have been found.
6. Estate Administration 11, 1840, Grainger Co., TN

Allowance for Sary Leffew (Page 109 of film source): Per order dated 18 Jan 1840 and recorded 10 Mar 1840, Sary Leffew, widow of Joseph Leffew, Dec'd, was awarded "one hog and twenty five bushels of corn for one year."

Inventory (Pages 107-108 of film source): An Inventory of the estate of Joseph Leffew, Dec'd, was prepared by Reas William, Administrator, on date unknown and recorded on 10 Mar 1840.

Account of Sale for Joseph Leffew, Dec'd 12 Dec 1839 (Pages 110-112 of film source): The sale of his property took place on 18 Jan 1840 and the Account of Sale by Reas Williams, Administrator, was recorded 10 Mar 1840. Significant assets and their sale prices were as follows: cow, $11.25; mare, $27.375 (purchased by W[illiam] Leffew); colt, $16.125 (purchased by T[homas] Majors); colt, $14.26; 26 head of hogs, $23.25;and rifle, $8.58. The total proceeds of sale was $165.3425. Additional relatives who were purchasers were L[avina] Leffew, S[arah] Leffew and N[ancy] Williams. It is presumed that S. Leffew was Sarah Leffew, not Samuel Leffew, because household items were purchased and also because there are no records for Samuel Leffew in Grainger Co. other than the 1830 census. Also, J. Howet [James Howeth] was a purchaser.

Account of Settlement made with Rease Williams, Administrator of the Estate of Joseph Leffew, Dec'd (Pages 482-483 of film source): The account was made as of 22 Apr 1842 and recorded on 11 May 1842. The beginning balance was $165.3425, the proceeds from the sale of personal property on 18 Jan 1840. This accounting reflects payments to creditors for notes, accounts and judgments, which totaled $80.28, and for expenses of administration, which totaled $28.50, of which $25 was paid to Rease Williams for his services as Administrator. That left a balance of $56.5625. Note that Thos Majors was one of the creditors; he had a judgment for $2.50.

Account of Second Settlement made with Reece Williams, Administrator of the Estate of Joseph Leffew, Dec'd (Pages 777-778 of film source): The second account was made as of 9 Dec 1843 and recorded 7 Mar 1844. The beginning balance was $56.5625, which matches the ending balance of the first account. This accounting shows payments of $29.29, of which $18.92 was paid to additional judgment creditors, $0.037 was paid on account of 1841 taxes, and $10 was paid to Reece Williams for services rendered as Administrator. In addition, the Administrator was charged with interest of $5.75 on the funds in his possession. The ending balance was $32.025 (by my calculations, the balance should have been $33.025).

No further settlements were found and thus there is no record of any distribution to heirs.

Also, see deed dated 11 Dec 1841 relating to the sale by heirs of the real property of Joseph Leffew, Dec'd. This deed is discussed under the Events for Nancy Williams nee Leffew and Phoebe Majors nee Leffew.

Wife Unknown First Wife of Joseph Leffew

Born: at:
Died: at:
Buried: at:

Children

1 F Nancy Leffew 12

Born: Abt 1801 at: NC 13
Died: After 1850 at: Grainger Co., TN 13
Buried: at:

Spouse: Reas Williams ( -Bef 1846)

Events

1. Deed 12, 1841, Grainger Co., TN

See 11 Dec 1841 deed discussed under Events for Phebe (Leffew) Majors. This deed is convincing evidence that Nancy was a daughter of Joseph Leffew.
2. Deed 14, 1849, Grainger Co., TN

By deed dated 24 Dec 1849, Nancy Williams acquired 63 acres from James Brock for $250. This tract was located on Puncheon Camp Creek and shared a beginning corner with propery owned by William Leffew. The deed was witnessed by Hearber Leffew and Barthine Leffew.

This seems to be the same tract of land that was the subject of the 1838 indenture given by Elihu Leffew. See Events for Elihu Leffew. Note that this indenture recites that Reese Williams lived on this land in 1838. I suspect this land was always where Reese and/or Nancy lived, although not owned until 1849.
3. Census 13, 1850, Grainger Co., TN

Household of Nancy Williams:
1428/1490
Nancy Williams, 49, F, $40, NC, Illiterate
Thos, 17, M, Farmer, TN, Attended School
Jane, 15, F, TN, Married within year, Attended School
Pleasant, 13, M, TN, Attended School
Louisa, 11, F, TN, Attended School
Susan, 6, F, TN
Sarah M., 4, F, TN
1428/1491
? Jones, 20, Farmer, TN, Married within year, Attended School

At 1429/1492 were Thomas and Phebe (Leffew) Majors and at 1431/1494 was William Leffew.
4. Deed, 1850, Grainger Co., TN

By deed dated 19 Dec 1850, William Leffew and Nancy Williams conveyed the land which had belonged to Joseph Leffew to Levina Leffew for $71. (Although this deed purports to convey 50 acres, the metes and bounds description matches the 45 acres purchased by Joseph Leffew in 1818, except for some inconsequential variations.)

It is unclear why Nancy Williams joined in the 1850 deed to Levina, given the 1841 deed, unless it was because she had not acknowledged her execution of the 1841 deed to be free from compulsion or restraint by her husband, as Phebe had done. Thus, Nancy's participation in the 1850 deed may have been required by Levina's lender.

2 F * Phebe Leffew

Born: 1811-1815 at: TN 15 16 17
Died: After 1870 17 at:
Buried: at:

Spouse: John Farmer ( - ) Marr: 20 May 1832, Grainger Co., TN 18

Spouse: Thomas Majors (1810-After 1875) Marr: 27 Aug 1838, Grainger Co., TN 1920

Events

1. Census 1, 1830, Grainger Co., TN

Household of Joseph Lefew:
Free White: 0-0
Free Colored: 00001-21

The age ranges of the Free Colored schedule differed from Free White. The above profile indicates a male over age 55, two females under age 10. and 1 female age 10-24. Phebe is presumed to be the female age 10-24.
2. Census 21, 1840, Grainger Co., TN

Household of Thomas Majors: 20001-21001
3. Deed 12 22, 1841, Grainger Co., TN

By a Deed dated 11 Dec 1841, James Kirby (assignee of Sarah Leffew, widow of Joseph Leffew, Dec'd), Reas and Nancy (Leffew) Williams and Thomas and Phebe (Leffew) Majors conveyed 45 acres on Puncheon Camp Creek to Wm Leffew for $45. The deed goes on to say that this was the land owned by Joseph Leffew, Dec'd.

This deed was recorded twice, with only subtle differences in the text. One difference was in the heading of the deed, which in the first recorded version was "James Kirby, Reas Williams & others to Wm Leffew" and in the second was "The Heirs of Joseph Leffew to William Leffew." The second recorded version also puts the word "interest" in quotation marks when stating that the grantors were conveying "all our 'interest' property claim and demand to the before described tract of land being the land whareon the said Joseph Lephew, deceast and all the land belonging to him at his death."

I suspect the second recording with its heading change was made in connection with the sale of this same land to Levina Leffew by William Leffew and Nancy Williams by deed dated 19 Dec 1850 (Book L, Page 386) and was done at the request of Levina's lender to clarify chain of title.

The emphasis of the word "interest" in the second version probably also resulted from a chain of title concern. The emphasis suggests that the 1841 deed to William was not of full title but only of the interests of Sarah Leffew, Nancy Williams and Phebe Majors in the Estate of Joseph Leffew, Dec'd. The purchase price paid by William also suggests that only partial interests were being conveyed, since Joseph Leffew had paid $90 for the land in 1818 and it was valued at $150 in 1837. That suggests there were other heirs. It is likely that William and Levina were also heirs of Joseph. There were probably other younger heirs as well, whose interests were satisfied informally.

J. A. Haworth/Haweth (depending on the recorded version), presumably James A. Howeth, was one of the witnesses to this deed, along with Lucinda Williams.
4. Census 15, 1850, Grainger Co., TN

Household of Thomas Majors: Phebe Majors, 39, F, TN, Illiterate
5. Census 16, 1860, Grainger Co., TN

Household of Thomas Majors: Phebe Majors, 45, F, TN, Illiterate
6. Census 17, 1870, Grainger Co., TN

Household of Thomas Majors: Majors, Phebe, 58, F, W, Keeping House, TN, Can't Write

Husband's Notes

The various tax lists, census and court records support my grandfather's story that his mother, Polly Majors, daughter of Thomas Majors and Phebe Leffew, was part Cherokee Indian.
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Husband's Research Notes
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While it was certainly a challenge to attempt to sort out the details for Joseph, Elisha and Elihu, the three sons of Stephen Lephew who moved to Grainger Co., TN from Rockingham Co., NC some years after the death of their father about 1801, that challenge pales in comparison to the difficulty of determining the identities of their children. For some, the evidence of paternity is fairly strong, but for others it is no more than an educated guess, while for the rest it is a toss-up.
The main problem is determining how many children each had and what were their approximate ages. Except for adult children who appear in the 1830 census, census records are either nonexistent or too confusing to be of much help in answering these questions.

With respect to Joseph, he was presumably married four times. He had three female children in his 1830 household: 2 age 0-10 and 1 age 10-24. By 1833, he had three children of school age, which was 6-18. In 1840, shortly after his death, there are two unexplained male children (1 age 0-5 and 1 age 5-10) in his widow's household and four unexplained children (2 males age 0-5, 1 female age 0-5 and 1 female age 5-10) in his daughter Phebe's household. Any of these could be Joseph's children by prior marriages.

Similarly, with respect to Elihu, he had five children in his 1830 household: 2 males age 10-24; 1 female age 0-10; and 2 females age 10-24. In 1833, he had four children of school age. He moved to Clay Co., KY before 1840. While the 1850 census for Clay Co., KY lists a younger wife, presumably his second, and presumably the children of this marriage (although one or two may be by his first wife), we don't know how many older children there were by his first wife who stayed behind in Grainger Co.

With respect to Elisha, we can be reasonably certain that the 1830 children (1 male age 10-24 and 2 females age 10-24) were the last of his children. However, since he married Anney McCinay at about age 38, it is possible he had older children from a prior marriage.

Another difficulty in identifying the children of each brother is the fact that their children spanned so many years that you run into the problem that some individuals in question may be grandchildren. This problem is exacerbated by the fact that Richard may well have lived in Grainger Co. from 1815 to 1870 and had many children who were never enumerated in any intervening census, but who still married, bought land, etc. and thus appear as individuals whose paternity we are trying to determine.

I considered, but ultimately rejected, taking my best shot at reconstructing these families. If I had done so, these families would have been like a house of cards, in that if there was one mistake -- and certainly there would be at least one -- you would have to start all over again. I was also concerned with the possibility that what I presented as speculation would be repeated as fact. I did not want to contribute to the unsupported data already in circulation. However, I am confident enough of the proof of parentage of Phebe (Leffew) Majors and Nancy (Leffew) Williams, that I have added them as children of Joseph.

With respect to other children of Joseph, Elisha and Elihu, I have decided the best approach at this time is to list every other known Leffew who appears in the data and to discuss what the evidence suggests as to likely parentage, and then await clarifying input from others. With one exception, I have used the 1860 census for Grainger Co., TN as the cutoff, which undoubtedly reaches into the pool of grandchildren. Although I occasionally try to relate a particular child to earlier census records, that is fraught with danger for the reasons previously stated.

The list of potential children in order of their first appearance by name as an adult in the records of Grainger Co., TN is as follows:

1815 - Richard Leffew; mentioned in tax list
1825 - Pleasant

More About Joseph Leffew:
Date born 2: Abt. 1774
Date born 3: 1795
Died 2: Aft. 1774

More About Polly Miller:
Date born 2: 1795

More About Joseph Leffew and Polly Miller:
Marriage 1: July 24, 1822, Grainger co. Tenn.
Marriage 2: July 24, 1822, ,,GRAINGER CO, TN

              ii.       Elijah Leffew, born 1796; died Aft. 1816; married (1) Anney McCinsy August 15, 1816 in Grainger co. Tenn; born Abt. 1796; died Aft. 1816; married (2) Anney McCinsy August 15, 1816 in ,,GRAINGER CO, TN; born 1796; died Aft. 1816; married (3) Biddy Teague July 21, 1832 in Grainger co. Tenn; born Abt. 1796; died Aft. 1832.

Notes for Elijah Leffew:
[norma leffew.FTW]

!NOTES: A ELIJAH LEFFEW MARRIED BIDDY TEAGUE , JUL 21 1832, GRAINGER CO
TN
IN "INVENTORIES OF ESTATES & WILLS; GRAINGER CO TN" PG 48 [136],
ACCOUNT OF S ALES, WM DYER DESC; MENTIONS, ELIJAH LEFFEW. APR 20,
1841.
IN SAME BOOK, PG 206, SETTLEMENT, "GUARDIAN REPORT: MARTIN
CLEVELAND,
FOR WARD G.W. DYER". ME NTIONS ELIJAH LEFFEW, AUG. 1842.


More About Elijah Leffew and Anney McCinsy:
Marriage: August 15, 1816, Grainger co. Tenn.

              iii.       Hiram Leffew, born 1798; died Aft. 1798.

Notes for Hiram Leffew:
[norma leffew.FTW]

!1840: GRAINGER CO TN ; LEFFEW
HIRAM 1 20/30 FEMALE 1 20/30
!NOTES: DID HE M ARRY ELLENDER , 1844, IN N.C. ?
GRAINGER CO TN MARRIAGES, HIRAM LEFFEW m. REBE CCA OWENS , 14 MARCH 1839 ,
HIM?


More About Hiram Leffew:
Date born 2: [1805?], NC

              iv.       Samuel Leffew, born 1799; died Aft. 1799.

Notes for Samuel Leffew:
[norma leffew.FTW]

!1820: GRAINGER CO TN , SAMUEL, NO AGE


       2       v.       Pleasant Henry Sr. Leffew, born Abt. 1803 in N.C.; died Abt. 1860 in Roane Co.Tenn; married Elenor Nelly Rook February 21, 1825 in Grainger Co. tenn..
              vi.       William Leffew, born 1807; died Aft. 1857; married Barbary Grady March 31, 1828 in Grainger co. Tenn; born Abt. 1807; died Aft. 1857.

Notes for William Leffew:
[norma leffew.FTW]

!1860: GRANGER CO TENN
!1850: GRAINGER CO TN
LEFFEW,
WILLIAM 43
BARBARY 38 ALSO IN HOME; BROGANS, DELPHA 60
MALINDA 18 JEFFING, DAVID M 20
MALISSA 14
DELPHY 13
WILLIAM J 10
JOHN 5
BARBARY 3
!1840: GRAINGER CO TN
LEFFEW, WILLIAM
MALES 1 30/40 FEM ALES 1 20/30
1 5/10 2 5/10
1 0/5 1 0/5
!182 0: GRAINGER CO TN , NO AGE , A FEMALE 15/20
!NOTES: IN "INVENTORIES OF WILLS & ESTATES, GRAINGER CO., TN., PG 99";
ACCOUNT
OF SALES; ISAAC ROUTH, DESC., M ENTIONS, WM. LEFFEW.
[SAME BOOK] PG 225; ACCOUNT OF SALES, RICHARD ACUFF, DESC ;
MENTIONS WM
LEFFEW.


More About William Leffew:
Date born 2: Abt. 1807

More About Barbary Grady:
Date born 2: Abt. 1812

More About William Leffew and Barbary Grady:
Marriage 1: March 31, 1828, Grainger co. Tenn.
Marriage 2: March 31, 1828, ,,GRAINGER CO, TN

              vii.       Loving Leffew, born 1808; died Aft. 1808.

More About Loving Leffew:
Date born 2: 1808, ,,,NC

              viii.       Harriet Leffew, born 1811; died Aft. 1831; married William Smith September 15, 1831 in Grainger co. Tenn; born Abt. 1811; died Aft. 1831.

More About Harriet Leffew:
Date born 2: Abt. 1811

More About William Smith and Harriet Leffew:
Marriage 1: September 15, 1831, Grainger co. Tenn.
Marriage 2: September 15, 1831, ,,GRAINGER CO, TN

              ix.       Pheobe Leffew, born Abt. 1812; died Aft. 1846; married (1) John Farmer May 20, 1832; born Abt. 1812; died Aft. 1832; married (2) John Farmer May 20, 1832 in ,,GRAINGER CO, TN; born 1812; died Aft. 1832; married (3) Thomas Majors 1835 in Grainger co. Tenn; born Abt. 1812; died Aft. 1846.

More About Pheobe Leffew:
Date born 2: 1812

More About John Farmer and Pheobe Leffew:
Marriage: May 20, 1832

              x.       Mary Leffew, born Abt. 1813; died Aft. 1833; married (1) Danial Hixon May 30, 1833 in Grainger co. Tenn; born Abt. 1813; died Aft. 1833; married (2) Daniel Hixon May 30, 1833 in ,,GRAINGER CO, TN; born 1813; died Aft. 1833.

More About Mary Leffew:
Date born 2: 1813

More About Danial Hixon and Mary Leffew:
Marriage: May 30, 1833, Grainger co. Tenn.

              xi.       John Leffew, born 1814; died Aft. 1834; married Mary Clement; born Abt. 1814; died Aft. 1834.

Notes for John Leffew:
[norma leffew.FTW]

!NOTES: GRAINGER CO TN, DEATH LIST DELPHIA [b. abt. 1834, DIED 1919]
DAU/OF
JOHN LEFFEW & MARY CLEMENT.


More About Mary Clement:
Date born 2: Abt. 1814, ,,,TN

              xii.       Harber T. Leffew, born 1822; died Aft. 1880; married (1) Catherine; born Abt. 1844 in ,,,KY; died Aft. 1870; married (2) Hannah Williams July 06, 1845 in Grainger co. Tenn; born Abt. 1822; died Aft. 1855; married (3) Catherine Bef. 1870; born Abt. 1822; died Aft. 1880.

Notes for Harber T. Leffew:
[norma leffew.FTW]

!1880: ROCKCASTLE CO KY [ BELIEVE THIS IS HIM WITH A 2nd? WIFE ] "LEFEW"
HARB ER 59 TN VA KY
CATHERINE 36 KY KY KY
WILLIAM 10 all children born KY
SARAH 8
SUSAN 5
HARVEY 2
JOHN 4/12 Feb
!1870: ROCKCASTLE CO KY
HARBER 48 TN
CATHERINE 24 KY
ALFRED 15 TN
WILLIAM 9/12 KY
!1856: GRAINER CO TN ; BONDS, 1838-1 856 ; HARBER LEFFEW, FOR, ALFRED
HARVEY &
KATHERINE BEELEN.
!1851: GRAINGER CO., TN., MENTIONED IN "ACCOUNT OF SALES, SEP 27, 1851" ,
ELIZABETH CLARK, DE SC; HARBER MENTIONED.
!1840: GRAINGER CO TN; LEFFEW, "HARBERT" THINK THIS IS H IM., NEARBY WAS
LEFFEW, ELIJAH, ELLEN, SARAH, WILLIAM .... OTHER LEFFEWS NEARB Y.
!DEEDS: GRAINGER CO TN ; LEFFEW, "REG OF DEEDS INDEX VOL 1, BK A-M
1797-1 855
BK, K PAGE 4, HARBORN, IN 1846
BK, J PAGE 157, HARBIN, IN 1843
BK, M PAGE 315, HARBER, IN 1853
BK, M PAGE 342, HARBER, IN 1854
BK, M PAGE 601, H ARBER, IN 1855
BK, M PAGE 289, HARBER, IN 1853 [ TO ? ELIHU LEFFEW], ALSO PA GE
290.
-------------------------------------
VOLUME 15; LEFFEW
1861, PG 5 01 , HARBER
1865, PG 756 , HARBER
!NOTES: ALSO FOUND MARRIAGE AS " T. HARLA N LEFFEW m HANNAH WILLIAMS, JULY
6,
1845, GRAINGER CO., TN."


More About Harber T. Leffew:
Date born 2: 1822, ,,GRAINGER CO ?, TN
Died 2: Aft. 188, ,,PROB ROCKCASTLE, KY

More About Harber Leffew and Catherine:
Marriage: Bef. 1870


       6. Arron Rook, born 1774 in Worcester Co., MD; died 1851 in Mo. He was the son of 12. Hezekiah Rook and 13. Elizabeth Stanford.

Notes for Arron Rook:
Aaron married first in Chatham Co., NC, but his wife's name is
unknown. They had children Jane, Rachel, Elender, William, Jonathan
S., and George, and a couple of others unknown, before she died. He
then married Malinda, and had children Archer, Washington, Joshua,
Thomas J., Bolivar, Martha, Ammon, and Isaac.


       
Children of Arron Rook are:
       3       i.       Elenor Nelly Rook, born Abt. 1806 in N.C.; died Aft. 1849 in Roane C.Tenn; married Pleasant Henry Sr. Leffew February 21, 1825 in Grainger Co. tenn..
              ii.       Jane Rook, born 1808; died Aft. 1808.
              iii.       Rachel Rook, born 1809; died Aft. 1809.
              iv.       William Rook, born 1811; died Aft. 1811.
              v.       Jonathan S Rook, born 1812; died Aft. 1812.
              vi.       George Rook, born 1813; died Aft. 1813.


Generation No. 4

       8. Stephen Leffew, born Abt. 1751 in Rockingham, N.C.; died Bef. May 1801 in Franklin co.Va.. He was the son of 16. Isaac LeFebure and 17. Madeline Parenteau. He married 9. Elizabeth.
       9. Elizabeth, born Abt. 1756; died Aft. 1790.

Notes for Stephen Leffew:
1. Stephen Lephew, born say 1750, was granted 129 acres on little Brickhouse Creek in Rockingham County, North Carolina, in 1784. He was head of a Rockingham County household of 10 white persons in 1790, 2 males over the age of 16, six under 16, and two females Perhaps his sister was Mary Lefew, counted next to him, head of a household of 1 white female and 3 white males under the age of 16 [NC:167]. She may have been the Polly Lefew who was head of a Rockingham County household of 3 "other free" in 1800 [NC:491]. Stephen died before 1801 when 400 acres of his land was divided among his widow Elizabeth and his nine sons [DB G:158]. Elizabeth was head of a Rockingham County household of 9 "other free" in 1800 [NC:491]. Their children were

i. Elihu, sold his interest in his father's land jointly with his brother Enoch in 1805 [DB M:57].

ii. Elijah, died before 1806 when the sheriff sold his share of his father's land [DB M:109].

iii. Josiah, head of a Rockingham County household of 3 "free colored" in 1820 [NC:604].

iv. Elias, sold his land in 1809 [DB N:48].

v. Uriah. The sheriff sold his land in 1806 [M:156].

vi. Levi. The sheriff sold his land in 1806 [M:156].

vii. Joseph, born before 1776, head of a Rockingham County household of 6 "other free" in 1800 [NC:491]. He sold his land in 1806 [DB M:107] and was head of a Grainger County, Tennessee household of 4 "free colored" in 1830.

viii. Enoch, born 1776-1794, sold his interest in his father's land in 1805, purchased his brother Elias' portion in 1809, and then sold this land about a year later [DB M:57, N:48, 50]. He married Jane Craig, 21 May 1814 Rockingham County bond, William Scott bondsman. Enoch was head of a Rockingham County household of 4 "free colored" and one white woman in 1820 [NC:604].

ix. Elisha, born 1776-1794. The sheriff sold his land in 1804 [DB L:13], head of a Grainger County, Tennessee household of 7 "free colored" in 1830.

x. ?John, married Miranda Underwood, 8 May 1811 Rockingham County bond, William Scott bondsman.



Other members of the family were

i. Jonas, married Patsey Moore, 16 September 1812 Rockingham County bond, Uriah Lephew bondsman.

ii. Phoebe, married William Craig, 2 February 1811 Rockingham County bond.

source:FREE AFRICAN AMERICANS
OF
VIRGINIA, NORTH CAROLINA,
SOUTH CAROLINA,
MARYLAND AND DELAWARE by Paul Heinegg
[norma leffew.FTW]

REFN216
!NOTES: INFO ON STEPHEN VIA HENRY LEFFEW, FROM MARY ELIZABETH FERRELL ,
2074 N.
CALLE de VIDA, TUSCON , AZ. 85715-4201 [1995]
SHE USED DEEDS RO CKINGHAM CO., N.C., JESSE SCOTT CONFEDERATE WAR
RECORDS,
STEPHEN LEFT NO WIL L SO LAND COMMISSIONERS LISTED ALL NAMES OF
CHILDREN
AND HAD THEM DRAW LOTS TO DIVIDE UP PROPERTY.
STEPHEN'S LAND IN ROCKINGHAM CO., WERE PATENTED IN GUIL FORD CO.,
N.CAROLINA
[ROCKINGHAM WAS FORMED FROM GUILFORD IN 1785, GUILFORD IN 1770 FROM
ORANGE
& ROWAN ].
STEPHEN SIGNED PETITION TO FORM ROCKINGHAM C OUNTY FROM GUILFORD.
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FRANKLIN CO., VIRGINIA PROPERTY TAX 1786-1850 ; LEFFE W
1803 ELAIS
1804 ELIAS
1805 ELIAS
1806 ?
1807 ELIAS
1808 NO TAX TAKEN
1 809 ELIAS; ELIJAH; BIAS?; JOSEPH
1810 ELIAS
1811 ELIAS; ELIJAH; JOSIAH; RICES ?
1812 ELIAS; ELIJAH; RICES?
1813 ELIAS; ELIJAH; JOSIAH; URIAH; ENOCH
1814 E LIAS; ELIJAH
1815 ELIAS
1816 ELIAS; ELIJAH; JOSIAH
1817 ELIAS; ELIJAH; JOSIA H
1818 ELIAS; ELIJAH; JOSIAH
1819 ELIAS; ELIJAH
1820 ELIAS
1821 ?
1822 ELI SHA
1823 ?
1824 JOSIAH
1825 JOSIAH
1826 JOSIAH
1827 ELIAS
1828 JOSIAH
18 29 FLEMING
1830 FLEMING
1831 FLEMING; POLLY
1832 FLEMING; POLLY; OLIVES?
18 33 FLEMING
1834 FLEMING; THEODESICK
1835 FLEMING; JOSIAH; THEODESICK
1836 FL EMING; JOSIAH; THEODESICK
1837 FLEMING; JOSIAH; THEODESICK
1838 JOSIAH; JOHN; THOMAS
1839 JOSIAH; JOHN; THOMAS; ENOCH; FLEMING; THEODESICK; WESTLEY
1840 " " " " " "
1841 " " " " " " ; WESTLEY; ELIAS
1842 " " " " " " " "
1843 " " " " " " " "
1844 " " " " not! " " "
1845 " " " " " " "
1846 " " " " " " "
1847 " " " " " " "
1848 " " not! " " " "
1849 " not! " " " " not!
1850 " " " " "
--------THE ABOVE TAKEN FROM INFO FROM M.E. FERRELL
----------- ----------------
SHE ADDS ; 1829 & DOWN, DESCENDANTS OF ELIAS, JOSIAH, ENCOH, &
ELIJAH
1841 & DOWN, PROBABLY A YOUNGER ELIAS
--------------------------- -----------------------------------------------
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FROM M.E. FERRELL;
ROC KINGHAM COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
DEEDS, BOOK G, PAGE 158 ; DIVISION OF LAND
NO. 316 LEPHEW'S LANDS AS TO REPORT OF COMMISSIONER 1801, STATE OF
NORTH
CAROLI NA, ROCKINGHAM COUNTY.
IN AGREEABLE TO AN ORDER OF THE WORSHIPFUL COURT OF ROC KINGHAM AS THE
SUBSCRIBING COMMISSIONERS HATH MET ON THE LANDS OF STEPHEN LEP HEW
DESC.
CONTAINING FOUR HUNDRED ACRES TO LAY OFF AND DIVIDE THE SAID LANDS
AMONGST
HIS HEIRS AGREEABLE TO LAW BY RUNNING A NORTH TO SOUTH LINE IN
LA YING OF
EACH LOT BEGINNING AT;
NO.1 JOINING GATTAWAYS LINE , DRAWN BY ENOCH LEFFEW
NO.2 JOINING THE SAID NO.1 DRAWN BY ELIHU LEPHEW
NO.3 JOINING SAID N O.2 DRAWN BY ELIJAH LEPHEW
NO.4 JOINING SAID NO.3 DRAWN BY JOSIAH LEPHEW
NO. 5 JOINING SAID NO.4 DRAWN BY ELIAS LEPHEW
NO.6 JOINING SAID NO.5 DRAWN BY UR IAH LEPHEW
NO.7 JOINING SAID NO.6 DRAWN BY ELIZABETH LEPHEW, WIDOW
NO.8 JOI NING SAID NO.7 DRAWN BY EAIZ LEPHEW
NO.9 JOINING SAID NO.8 DRAWN BY JOSEPH LE PHEW
NO.10 JOINING SAID NO.9 DRAWN BY ELISHA LEPHEW
WE FUTHER REPORT THAT NO. 1, PAYS TO NO. 5 - 10 DOLLARS ....& NO. 2
PAYS TO
NO. 6, 10 DOLLARS- ALSO NO . 9 PAYS TO NO. 8,15 DOLLARS & NO. 10 PAYS
NO. 7,
15 DOLLARS................ .
GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS AND SEALS THE 7TH DAY OF MAY 1801.
GEO. PEAY
JOSHUA SMITH
LEWIS THOMAS
JOHN LEMON
JOHN MILLER
TRANSCRIBED , APRIL 1991 , M.E. F ERRELL
----------------------------------------------------------------------- ---
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1840 FRANKLIN COUNTY, VIRGINIA
LEFFE


More About Stephen Leffew:
Occupation: Surveyor

Notes for Elizabeth:
[norma leffew.FTW]

REFN217


More About Elizabeth:
Name 2: Elizabeth Leffew
Date born 2: Abt. 1751
       
Children of Stephen Leffew and Elizabeth are:
       4       i.       Elias Leffew, born Abt. 1776 in Franklin co Va.; died Aft. 1822; married Rebecca Quigley June 28, 1802 in Franklin co.Va..
              ii.       Elihu Leffew, born 1782; died Aft. 1782.

Notes for Elihu Leffew:
Family Group Sheet

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Husband Elihu Leffew
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AKA: Richard?
Born: Abt 1785 at: NC 1
Died: After 1854 2 3 at:
Buried: at:



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Father: Stephen Lephew (1751-1801)
Mother: Elizabeth ( - )
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Married: Place:



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Other Spouse: Unknown First Wife of Elihu Leffew ( - ) Date:



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Events
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1. Deed 4, 1818, Grainger Co., TN

By an indenture dated 5 Nov 1818, Thomas Jonson (Johnson, Johnston) conveyed 63 acres on the waters of Puncheon Camp Creek near the foot of Log Mountain to Elihue Leffew for $100.

Note that both Joseph Leffew and Elihue Leffew purchased land from Thomas Johnson on the same date. See Events under Joseph Leffew. Also note that the metes and bounds legal description of the acreage acquired by Elihue has the same point of beginning and the same initial course and distance description as the acreage acquired by Joseph Leffew, but without the reference to a "conditional line between Joseph and Richard." Thus, Elihue and Joseph shared a common boundary.

Might Elihue have also been known as Richard? Since the common boundary between Elihue and Joseph was referred to in Joseph's deed as a conditional line between Joseph and Richard Leffew, that argument can be made and it is supported by the lack of any other contemporaneous records pertaining to Richard. Still, it would be very unusual for the same individual to be referred to by different names in contemporaneous documents. But, then, what was meant by the conditional line language in Joseph's deed? See the discussion of Richard in the Research Notes for Joseph Leffew for more on this issue.

This deed is critical to understanding which Leffew brothers are being referred to in the 1830 census and elsewhere. After these deeds, both Joseph and Elihu appear together in the 1820 tax list for Capt. Wm. Clark's Company and for the first time they are land owners. The acreage taxed matches their purchases except for a minor discrepancy in the case of Elihu -- 63 1/2 acres instead of 63 acres. Elisha, on the other hand, appears in another tax district and has no land. This is important, because the index to deeds lists the grantee of this 1818 deed as Elisha. It appears that whoever prepared the index misread the name. The 1838 deed given as security confirms Elihu was the grantee.

2. Deed 5, 1823, Grainger Co., TN

By an indenture dated 12 Jun 1823, Thomas Johnson conveyed 100 acres on Puncheon Camp Creek to Elihu Leffew and Gabrael Shelton for $75. From the metes and bounds description, this land appears to have abutted the land of Elihu Leffew and James Shelton. Witnesses included Reas Williams, Andrew Bowers and Jeffrey Shelton. No further record has been found for Elihu with respect to this property, not in tax lists nor in subsequent deeds. Might Gabrael Shelton have become sole owner? See the 1838 deed which shows Gabrael was a neighboring land owner.
3. Tax List 6, 1820-1837, Grainger Co., TN

1820 Capt. Wm Clark's Company: Elihu Lephew, 63 1/2 acres, 1 white poll.

1821 Capt. Clark's Company: Elihu Leffew, 62 1/2 or 63 1/2 acres, 1 white poll.

1828 Capt. McGinnis's Company: Elihu Leffew, 1 white poll.

The next two entries are included because I suspect they are for Elihu, who as deeds and census records show was often confused with Elisha. In the years above, Elihu and Joseph appeared in the same tax company. In the years below, Elisha and Joseph appeared in the same tax company, which is contrary to the other tax records for Elisha for all other years. Thus, I expect these entries were actually for Elihu. Note that Elihu's 1818 and 1830 purchases total 128 acres, which is close to what was taxed in 1833. Note also the lack of deeds conveying any property to Elisha, which is consistent with his other tax list entries.

1815 Capt. John Arwine's Company: Elisha Leffew, 1 free poll

1833 Capt. Brock's Company: Elisha Leffew, 126 1/2 acres, no polls.

4. Census 7, 1830, Grainger Co., TN

In the 1830 census, there were two listings for Elisha Lefew/Leffew, but none for Elihu Leffew, even though the existence of an 1830 deed strongly suggests he should have been enumerated.

These listings were:
Household of Elisha Lefew at Page 367: Free White 0-0; Free Colored 0201-1201
Household of Elisha Leffew at Page 393: Free White 0-0; Free Colored 0101-0201
(Free Colored age groups were 0-10, 10-24, 24-26, 36-55, 55-100.)

Since there is no evidence of two Elishas and since Elihu should have been listed, it is my opinion that one of these Elishas was actually Elihu. The Elisha on Page 367 would seem to be the one misidentified for he was enumerated on the same page as Joseph, as one would have expected of Elihu based on deeds and tax records, while the other Elisha was enumerated 26 pages later at Page 293, again as one would have expected of Elisha based on deed and tax records. I suspect the mistake may have occurred because the enumerator was mislead by the deed index which misidentified the 1818 deed to Elihu as being to Elisha. Note that this conclusion that the Page 367 Elisha was actually Elihu plays an important role in the effort to determine the children of Elihu and Elisha.
5. Deed 8, 1830, Grainger Co., TN

By an indenture dated 18 Dec 1830, Talton McCarrel conveyed 65 acres on the waters of Puncheon Camp Creek to Elihu Leffew for $100. Among the witnesses was Joseph Leffew and Gabrael Shelton.

Note, however, that once again the name Elihu and Elisha was confused. Although the conveyance language clearly refers to Elihu three times, the warranty to defend title at the end of the deed refers to Elisha, and when the deed was proven in open court in Feb 1831 for recording purposes, the grantee was identified as Elisha. Note that the handwriting for the deed and the court order is the same, which suggests the change of name that occurred towards the end of the deed was carried over to the court order. Thus, once again we seem to have a clerical error confusing Elihu and Elisha. The 1838 deed given as security again confirms Elihu was the grantee.

6. School List 9, 1833, Grainger Co., TN

The school list for District No. 14, dated 19 Aug 1833, shows that Elihu Lephiew had four children of school age (6-18) in school.

Note that this school list supports my theory that Elihu was the Elisha who appeared on page 367 of the 1830 census. That Elisha had 5 children who potentially could be the children referred to in the school list. On the other hand, the Elisha who appeared on page 393 of the 1830 census had only 3 children who could fit those parameters.
7. Deed 10, 1838, Grainger Co., TN

By an indenture dated 25 Aug 1838, Elihu Leffew conveyed two parcels of land and also goods, animals and equipment in trust to Warham Easley, as security for a note to James & Williams in the amount of $63.19 and for two notes to Rice & McFarland totaling $103.70. The first parcel of land was described as being the "tract on which Reese Williams now lives containing sixty five acres more of less lying north of Clinch mountain on the North Fork of Puncheon Camp Creek." The land was further described as being bounded on the east by Joseph Leffew's farm, on the south by Mcfeter's heirs' farm, on the west by Gabrael Shelton and on the north by John Needham. [This would appear to be the land which was the subject of the 1818 deed.] The second parcel of land was described as the "tract of land on which the said Elihu Leffew now lives and the farm adjoining formerly owned by Talton McCarrel now the property of the said Elihu Leffew." The reference to the adjoining farm owned by Elihu was to property on which John Griffith was living, bounded on the east by Benjamin Lewis and southwesterly by Peter Wolfenbarger. [The second tract described would appear to be the land that was the subject of the 1830 deed.] Witnesses were Reas Williams and Elijah R. Bowers. [This Bowers cannot be identified. Query whether the name was properly recorded.]
8. Census 11, 1840, Clay Co., KY

Household of Elihu Lefue: Free White 0-0; Free Colored 1001-101 (Free Colored age groups were 0-10, 10-24, 24-36, 36-55, 55-100).

This census is evidence that Elihu's children by his unknown first wife, as evidenced by the 1830 census and the 1833 school list, remained behind in Grainger Co., TN when Elihu moved to KY sometime after the 1838 deed, except for perhaps Jonah of the 1850 census who, given the ages of the other children in the 1850 census, may have been a child by Elihu's unknown first wife.
9. Census 1, 1850, Clay Co., KY

Household of Elihu Leffew:
392/392
Elihu Leffew, 65, M, Mulatto, Farmer, $100, NC, Illiterate
Jane, 40, F, #(for race), TN, Illiterate
Junah, 15, M, Mulatto, TN, Idiot
Pheba, 9, F, Mulatto, TN
Angeline, 6, F, Mulatto, TN
David, 3, M, Mulatto, KY
Rice, 1, M, Mulatto, KY
Nancy Lawson, 70, F, TN, Illiterate
Elihu ?, 2, M, KY

Based on the 1840 census, it seems likely that Pheba was either born in KY or was somewhat older and that Angeline was born in KY. One would assume that Nancy Lawson may have been Jane's mother.
10. Deed 2, 1854, Grainger Co., TN

On 25 Mar 1854, Elihu Lephew of Clay Co., KY conveyed 50 acres on the north side of copper ridge on the waters of Puncheon Camp Creek to Harbor Lephew for $300. Partheny Leffew was a witness.
11. Deed 3, 1854, Grainger Co., TN

On 25 Mar 1854, Elihu Leffew of Clay Co., KY conveyed 25 acres on Puncheon Camp Creek to Harbor Leffew for $50.

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1. Census 11, 1840, Clay Co., KY

Household of Elihu Lefue: Free White 0-0; Free Colored 1001-101.
Presumed to be the "free colored" female in the 24-36 age group.
2. Census 1, 1850, Clay Co., KY

Household of Elihu Leffew: Jane, 40, F, #(race), TN, Illiterate

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Husband's Research Notes
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See Research Notes for Joseph Leffew for a discussion of who might be the children of Elihu and his unknown first wife. See the 1850 census for the probable children by his second wife, Jane (Lawson?), excepting possibly Jonah.

Wife's Research Notes
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Note that Jane's surname may have been Lawson, given the fact a Nancy Lawson, age 70, was part of the 1850 household. Also see the Research Notes for Joseph Leffew for a discussion of Richard Leffew and the possibility Jane and family were living in his household in 1870 and even the possibility Richard Leffew might in fact be Elihu Leffew. Additional research is required on this issue, particularly into estate administration records for Clay Co., KY and Grainger Co., TN.


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Source Citations
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1. 1850 Census, Clay Co., KY. FHL Film No. 442,965. Page 126 (Dwelling 392, Family 392).
2. Grainger Co., TN Deeds, Books M-N, 1852-1859. FHL Film No. 968,602. Book M, Page 289.
3. ibid. Book M, Page 290.
4. Grainger Co., TN Deeds (1811-1828). FHL Film No. 968,598. Book E, Page 50.
5. ibid. Book E, Page 407.
6. Grainger Co. TN Tax Lists, 1797-1819. FHL Film No. 464,105. Source Comments: Although this film is only supposed to contain tax lists from 1797-1819, it actually includes through 1837.
7. 1830 Census, Grainger Co., TN. FHL Film No. 024,538. Pages 367 and 393.
8. Grainger Co., TN Deeds, 1829-1839. FHL Film No. 968,599. Book F, Page 244.
9. Common School Papers, 1833-1834, Grainger Co., TN. FHL Film No. 464,105 (at the end of the tax lists).
10. Grainger Co., TN Deeds, 1829-1839. FHL Film No. 968,599. Book G, Page 542.
11. 1840 Census, Clay Co., KY. FHL Film No. 7,824. Page 309.



















More About Elihu Leffew:
Date born 2: Abt. 1782

              iii.       Elijah Leffew, born 1778; died Aft. 1807; married Adelphia Webb December 07, 1807 in Franklinco. Va; born Abt. 1778; died Aft. 1807.

More About Elijah Leffew:
Date born 2: Abt. 1778

More About Elijah Leffew and Adelphia Webb:
Marriage 1: December 07, 1807, Franklinco. Va.
Marriage 2: December 07, 1807, ,,FRANKLIN CO, VA

              iv.       Elisha Leffew, born Abt. 1774; died Abt. 1830 in Granger, Tenn.

Notes for Elisha Leffew:
[norma leffew.FTW]

!1818: GRAINGER CO TN , LEFFEW, ELISHA "NO LAND" CAPT REUBEN GROVES
MILITIA
!1820: GRAINGER CO TN , LEFFEW , ELISHA , NO AGE GIVEN. NEIGHBOR TO JOSHUA
HIC KEY, 50/60
!1830: GRAINGER CO TN [ NEED TO SEE ]
ELISHA, SAMUEL, JOSEPH, WILL IAM, LAVINA "LEFEW" " FREE OF COLOR "
!1840: GRAINGER CO TN
LEFFEW,
ELISHA 6 0/70 FEMALE 60/70
[b.ABT 1770/80]
!NOTES: NEED PROOF THAT THESE CHILDREN B ELONG TO ELISHA = ZERO PROOF OF
ANY
RELATIONSHIP. MANY BELIEVE THEM TO BE CH ILDREN OF ELIAS LEFFEW.
GRAINGER CO TN, "BOND & LISC.", LEFFEW, ELISHA , 9/10/ 1838, FOR
BENJAMIN JONES & PENELOPE HOPSON. IN GRAINGER CO., TENN.;
IN " INVENTORIES OF ESTATES & WILLS; GRAINGER CO TN" PG 46 [109],
ACCOUNT OF SALES , GEORGE BURKET, DESC; MENTIONS, ELISHA LEFFEW.
AUG 22,
1840.
Family Group Sheet

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Husband Elisha Leffew
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Born: Abt 1778 at: NC 1
Died: Abt 1857 at: Grainger Co., TN 2
Buried: at:



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Father: Stephen Lephew (1751-1801)
Mother: Elizabeth ( - )
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Married: 15 Aug 1816 Place: Grainger Co., TN 3




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1. Tax List 4, 1815-1837, Grainger Co., TN

1815 Capt. John Arwine's Company: Elisha Leffew, 1 free poll.

1816 Capt. Robert D. Eaton's Company: Lefew, Elisha, 1 free poll and 1 black poll.

1818 Capt. Grove's Company: Elisha Leffew, 1 white poll.

1819 Capt. Reuben Grove's Company: Leffew, Elisha. (This was a list of free taxable inhabitants and has no actual tax information.)

1821 Capt. James Lacy's Company: Elisha Leffew, 1 white poll.

Undated Tax List appearing between 1825 and 1828 Capt. James Eaton Company: #43 Elish Leffew.

1833 Capt. Brock's Company: Elisha Lephew, 126 1/2 acres, no poll.

Note: I expect the entries for 1815 and 1833 were actually for Elihu Leffew, who as deeds and census records show was often confused with Elisha. These are the only years in which Elisha and Joseph appear in the same tax companies, which is instead the pattern for Elihu and Joseph. Also, the land taxed in 1833 corresponds to land then owned by Elihu, there being no record of land ownership by Elisha.
2. Census 5, 1830, Grainger Co., TN

Household of Elisha Lefew at Page 367:
Free White 0-0; Free Colored 0201-1201

Household of Elisha Leffew at Page 393:
Free White 0-0; Free Colored 0101-0201

Free Colored age groups were 0-10, 10-24, 24-26, 36-55, 55-100.

See discussion under Events for Elihu Leffew for argument that the Page 367 Elisha was probably Elihu.
3. Census 6, 1840, Grainger Co., TN

Household of Leffew, Elisha: 000000001-000000001
4. Census 1, 1850, Grainger Co., TN

Household of Wm Smith (presumed son-in-law of Elisha):
Elisha Leffew (rendered Leffing in index due to peculiar handwriting of enumerator), 72, M, None (Occupation), NC, Illiterate.

Note that Elisha and his wife may have been living in different households at this time.
5. Deed 7, 1854, Grainger Co., TN

By this deed dated 14 Mar 1854, Wm E. Cocke conveyed 40 acres to Hiram Leffew, land on which Elisha had resided for several years. The deed recites that this conveyance was made pursuant to a previous agreement with Elisha Leffew for which Cocke had been paid $20 and the following directive from Elisha: "March 13, 1854 Mr. William C. Cocke sir I want you to make Hiram Leffew the right to that bit of land you sold me and oblige yours Elisha (his mark) Leffew. Three witnesses stated Elisha was of sound mind: Marthew Satterfield, David Stitto, and Rachael Furguson. Since this is a rather unusual statement by witnesses for deeds and since Elisha was adjudged to be a "lunatic" in 1856, I suspect Elisha may have had progressive dementia at the time of this deed.
6. Deed 8, 1854, Grainger Co., TN

By deed dated 4 Dec 1854, Hiram Leffew conveyed 40 acres on the east side of the road from Rutledge to Callison's ford on the Holston River to Luisee Hodge nee Smith. This was the land that Elisha had lived on and which he had directed William Cocke to convey to Hiram just 9 months earlier. The consideration received by Hiram was the release "of all demands made to be heretofore by Elisha Leffew." This consideration is confusing. How could Luisee release Hiram of demands made of him by Elisha? Although not indicated in the deed, perhaps Elisha was the one doing the releasing and directing the land be conveyed to Luisee. But what might those demands have been and were they valid or the product of his suspected dementia? Might Luisee Hodge nee Smith be Elisha's grandchild, who along with Elisha was enumerated in the 1850 census for the household of Wm. Smith? This Louisa was age 14 in the 1850 census.

7. Estate Administration 9, 1856-1858, Grainger Co., TN

Page 344, 13 Oct 1856
A Settlement of Hyram Leffew, late Guardian of Elisha Leffew, a lunatic. Hyram (Hiram) was appointed guardian at the June term of Court, 1856, and resigned at the September term of the same year (too difficult to care for?). There were two assets totaling $63.475 that were received by Hiram as guardian: a note of Harber Leffew for $10 due 25 Aug 1856; and a note on Michael Goldman for $53.475 due 3 Dec 1855. Disbursments of $63.45 were made: $5.45 for administrative costs; and $58 to Michael Goldman, the successor guardian.

Page 417, 13 Jan 1858
A Statement of a Settlement with Michael Goldman as Guardian of Elisha Leffew, deceased, late a lunatic. The amount received and accounted for was $58, as follows: Note due on himself for $33; Cash of $15; and a note of Harbor Leffew for $10, which was deemed worthless due to Harbor's insolvency. The disbursements were for proven accounts, administrative costs, a coffin and $5 which was allowed Goldman for "his trouble with said ward." A balance of $2.56 remained in the guandian's hands.

Wife Anney McCinay
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Born: Abt 1780 10 at:
Died: After 1850 at: Grainger Co., TN 10
Buried: at:



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1. Census 11, 1830, Grainger Co., TN

Household of Elisha Leffew: Free White 0-0; Free Colored 0101-0201
Presumed to be the free colored female in 36-55 age group.
2. Census 6, 1840, Grainger Co., TN

Household of Elisha Leffew: 000000001-000000001
Presumed to be the female age 60-70
3. Census 10, 1850, Grainger Co., TN

Household of Elender Leffew: Anna, 70, F, Unk, Illiterate

This may be a listing for Anney, wife of Elisha Leffew. But see the discussion of Anna/Anney/Anne in the Research Notes for Joseph Leffew.

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Husband's Research Notes
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See Research Notes for Joseph Leffew for a discussion of who might be the children of Elisha and Anna.


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Source Citations
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1. 1850 Census, Grainger Co., TN. FHL Film No. 444,836. Page 32 (5th District, Dwelling 449, Family 466).
2. Inventories of Estates and Wills, March 1852 - May 1860, Grainger Co., TN. FHL Film No. 580,849. Page 417.
3. Mrs. Gladys Fennell & Mrs. Olivia Mason (The Historical Records Survey, June 19, 1939), Marriage Records, Grainger Co., TN, 1796-1837. FHL Film No. 024,658. Page 73.
4. Grainger Co. TN Tax Lists, 1797-1819. FHL Film No. 464,105. Source Comments: Although this film is only supposed to contain tax lists from 1797-1819, it actually includes through 1837.
5. 1830 Census, Grainger Co., TN. FHL Film No. 024,538. Pages 367 and 393.
6. 1840 Census, Grainger Co., TN. FHL Film No. 024,546. Page 108.
7. Grainger Co., TN Deeds, Books M-N, 1852-1859. FHL Film No. 968,602. Book M, Page 284.
8. ibid. Book M, Page 445.
9. Inventories of Estates and Wills, March 1852 - May 1860, Grainger Co., TN. FHL Film No. 580,849. Pages 344 and 417.
10. 1850 Census, Grainger Co., TN. FHL Film No. 444,836. Page 103 (District 12, Dwelling 1465, Family 1530).
11. 1830 Census, Grainger Co., TN. FHL Film No. 024,538. Page 393.



More About Elisha Leffew:
Died 2: Aft. 1774, Granger, Tenn.
Died 3: Bef. 1830, ,,GRAINGER CO, TN

              v.       Elizabeth Leffew, born 1780 in Guilford co.N.C.; died Aft. 1826 in Franklin co.Va; married (1) William Scott March 30, 1796 in Guilford co.N.C; born Abt. 1780; died Aft. 1826; married (2) William Scott March 30, 1796 in ,,ROCKINGHAM CO, NC; born Abt. 1774; died Aft. 1815 in ,,FRANKLIN CO, VA.

Notes for Elizabeth Leffew:
[norma leffew.FTW]

!NOTES: MOVED TO FRANKLIN CO VA BY 1839 / LIVED @ GUILFORD, ROCKINGHAM, &
FRA NKILN CO'S NORTH CAROLINA


More About Elizabeth Leffew:
Date born 2: Abt. 1780, ,,GUILFORD CO, NC
Died 2: ,,FRANKLIN CO, VA

More About William Scott and Elizabeth Leffew:
Marriage: March 30, 1796, Guilford co.N.C.

              vi.       Enoch Leffew, born 1784; died Aft. 1816; married Jane Craig May 02, 1814 in Rockingham, N.C; born Abt. 1784; died Aft. 1816.

Notes for Enoch Leffew:
[norma leffew.FTW]

!NOTES: LIVED ROCKINGHAM CO NC, MOVED TO FRANKLIN CO VA BY 1830'S
!1820: ROCKI NGHAM CO., NORTH CAROLINA " FREE MAN OF COLOR "
ONE FEMALE, 45
[ THIS COULD BE INDIAN , MIXED , OR ONE OF SEVERAL POSSIBILITIES]


More About Enoch Leffew:
Date born 2: Abt. 1784

More About Enoch Leffew and Jane Craig:
Marriage 1: May 02, 1814, Rockingham, N.C.
Marriage 2: May 02, 1814, ,,ROCKINGHAM CO, NC
Marriage 3: May 02, 1814, Rockingham, N.C.

              vii.       Josiah Leffew, born 1786; died Aft. 1820; married (1) Martha Moore September 16, 1812 in Rockingham, N.C; born Abt. 1786; died Aft. 1812; married (2) Martha Moore September 16, 1812 in ,,ROCKINGHAM CO, NC; born 1786; died Aft. 1812.

Notes for Josiah Leffew:
[norma leffew.FTW]

!NOTES: LIVED ROCKINGHAM CO NC, MOVED TO FRANKLIN CO VA BY 1830'S
!1820: ROCKI NGHAM CO., N.C. , " FREE MAN OF COLOR " , COLULD BE INDIAN,
OR OF
ANY MIXED RACE.


More About Josiah Leffew:
Date born 2: Abt. 1786

More About Josiah Leffew and Martha Moore:
Marriage 1: September 16, 1812, Rockingham, N.C.
Marriage 2: September 16, 1812, Rockingham, N.C.

              viii.       Uriah Leffew, born 1790; died Aft. 1790.

More About Uriah Leffew:
Date born 2: Abt. 1790


       10. Thomas Quigley, born Abt. 1753; died Aft. 1773. He married 11. Sarah Quigley.
       11. Sarah Quigley, born Abt. 1753; died Aft. 1773.

Notes for Thomas Quigley:


I stole this post from a cousin of mine I hope that he does not mind:
I am looking for descendants of Thomas Quigley who married Anne Simerson February 11, 1763. Thomas was
born about 1740 and Anne about 1747. During the Revolutionary War they lived in Elizabeth town, Essex
County, New Jersey. They settled in Genoa (Milton), Cayuga County New York on land granted him as a
veteran of the war. During the American Revolution Thomas was a commissioned officer in the Continental
Forces. Serving aboard the armed schooner General Putnam and later as captain of the public flag ship Peace of
Plenty. Thomas had a distinguished war record. There were 12 children of this marriage and I am interested in
finding information concerning Daniel the third son, born about 1768. In 1816 Daniel received a patent from the
State of New York on lands in Romulus, Seneca County which he sold and in 1817 purchased poroperty in
Aurelius, Cayuga County. Thomas and Anne are burried in the Kings Ferry Cemetery along with a number of
their children. Other family names associated with the Quigley family in the Cayuga County area could be
Ogden, St. Clair,Gilmore or Gilman and Wheeler. Any information on this family would be appreciated and
shared with anyone who is also interested.

Believe your Capt. Thomas Q brother of (militia) Capt. Robert Q and Isaac Q of Burlington Co NJ, all sons of Phillip Q and Mary Pearson married @ 1735. Have more if this sounds like a match.
--L.M.Quigley
Livingston, MT
Decendant of Isaac Q above


       
Child of Thomas Quigley and Sarah Quigley is:
       5       i.       Rebecca Quigley, born 1773 in Franklin co Va.; died August 06, 1853 in Franklin co Va; married Elias Leffew June 28, 1802 in Franklin co.Va..


       12. Hezekiah Rook, born 1750 in Worcester Co., MD; died 1797 in Chatham Co., NC. He was the son of 24. John Ruark and 25. Mary Driskell. He married 13. Elizabeth Stanford 1773 in Worcester Co Md.
       13. Elizabeth Stanford, born 1760; died Aft. 1790. She was the daughter of 26. Jonathan Stanford and 27. Maria Wells.

Notes for Hezekiah Rook:
Hezekiah is named in his father John's will, third in line to
receive his property if his brothers died without issue. He is on
the roll of Rev. Patriots, RUARK, Hezekiah. Worcester Militia, Capt.
Charles Bennett's Co. He is also listed on the 1783 tax roll for
Worcester Co.
Hezekiah Ruark. WO Pocomoke p. 4. MSA S1161-11-10. 1/4/5/54/ Not long
after that they moved down to Chatham Co., NC, where first his wife
died, and he followed not long after. He is named in the Nelms Store
Accounts as follows:
RUCK, Hezekiah (21 Jun 1765 - 6 Nov 1777)
Carried 1/9/3 from C including interest. Paid in part with
cash payments by Peter OWENS and Levin RUCK and
by credit on James TRADER. Balance of 0/3/9 paid in
cash by Hezekiah in Sep 1770. Brought 0/10/6 from
Ledger H and bought shoe buckles, ribbon, knee
buckles, handkerchief for 1/2/6. Paid in cash in 1777.
Their children are Aaron 1774, d. MO, James, Jonathan 1785,
Levi(n)/Lewis 1793 , Elizabeth 1778 d.TN, Hezekiah Jr. 1782.

Hezekiah ROOK (John RUARK2, James RUARK1) was born 1750 in Worcester Co., MD, and died 1797 in Chatham Co., NC. He married Elizabeth STANFORD EST 1773 in Worcester Co., MD, daughter of Jonathan STANFORD.

Children of Hezekiah ROOK and Elizabeth STANFORD are: 2 i. Aaron ROOK was born 1774 in Worcester Co., MD, and died ABT 1851 in MO.
3 ii. Elizabeth ROOK was born 1778 in Worcester Co., MD, and died 1828 in McNairy Co., TN. She married Thomas SAUNDERS. He died 1848 in McNairy Co., TN.
4 iii. James ROOK.





Notes for Elizabeth Stanford:
Their Worcester County Chronicle
1750 circa Hezekiah Rook, fourth child of John and Mary Rook, is born in Worchester County
1773 circa Marriage of Hezekiah Rook, son of John and Mary Rook, and Elizabeth Stanford, daughter of Jonathan Stanford and Maria Wells Stanford, in Worchester County
September John Rook, son of James Rook (Ruark) and Elizabeth Longo, dies in Worcester County.
1774 Aaron Rook, eldest child of Hezekiah Rook and Elizabeth Stanford Rook, is born in Worchester County
1783 or earlier James Rook (Ruark), husband of Elizabeth Longo, dies in Worchester County


More About Hezekiah Rook and Elizabeth Stanford:
Marriage: 1773, Worcester Co Md
       
Children of Hezekiah Rook and Elizabeth Stanford are:
       6       i.       Arron Rook, born 1774 in Worcester Co., MD; died 1851 in Mo; married in Chatham Co., NC; married (2) Malinda.
              ii.       Elizabeth Rook, born 1778 in Worcesher Co Md; died 1828 in McNairy Co Tn; married Thomas Saunders; born 1775; died 1848 in McNairy Co Tn.

Notes for Thomas Saunders:
Thomas Sanders was born to Benjamin sanders in 1779 VA and married the orphan Elizabeth Rook in Chatham County, North Carolina 1797 about the same time as her father Hezekiah Rook b.1750 Worchester County, Maryland passed away in Chatham county, North Carolina.
Thomas Sanders was brought up in the Society of Friends "Quaker's" and was removed for marrying out of the faith in 1804 Chatham County, North Carolina. He and Elizabeth removed to Purdy, McNairy County, Tennessee shortly after.
Elizabeth Rook parents were. Hezekiah Rook b.1750, Worchester County, Maryland, and Elizabeth Stanford.
Hezekiah Rook's parents were John and Mary Rook same county.
Elizabeth Standford Rook's parents were Jonathan Stanford and Maria Wells, same county.
Elizabeth Rook Sanders b.1781-84 had other siblings, Aaron b.1775 and I believe Hezekiah II, I believe. Hezekiah can later be found in Granger County, Tennessee

              iii.       James Rook, born 1779; died Aft. 1779.


Generation No. 5

       16. Isaac LeFebure, born Abt. 1725; died Aft. 1751. He married 17. Madeline Parenteau Abt. 1701 in Va.
       17. Madeline Parenteau, born Abt. 1728; died Aft. 1751.

Notes for Isaac LeFebure:
There is no proof that this is the parents of Stephen

We and according to The Brock Documents found in the Newman Library at VPI in Blacksberg Va decend from one Isaac Lefebure who landed in Manakin Town VA. He was a French Hugenot and married a lady by the name of Madeline Parenteau. He came on the ship "Peter and Anthony" and according to Brock the name is now rendered Leffew and Leffue and about ten other spellings, Rebecca Quigly was dau, of Thomas and Sarah.


The wife of Isaac LeFebvre was Madeline Parenteau whom he married sometime in 1701 according to William Byrds "List of Ye French Refugees Are Settled Att Ye Mannachin Town"(Nov10, 1701 list Isaac Lefavour



More About Isaac LeFebure and Madeline Parenteau:
Marriage: Abt. 1701, Va
       
Child of Isaac LeFebure and Madeline Parenteau is:
       8       i.       Stephen Leffew, born Abt. 1751 in Rockingham, N.C.; died Bef. May 1801 in Franklin co.Va; married Elizabeth.


       24. John Ruark, born 1705 in Worcesher Co Md; died September 1773 in Worcesher Co Md. He was the son of 48. James Ruark and 49. Elizabeth Davis. He married 25. Mary Driskell 1737.
       25. Mary Driskell, born August 07, 1723 in Wicomico Co., MD; died Aft. 1776. She was the daughter of 50. Moses Driskell and 51. Katherine Elgate.

Notes for John Ruark:
Source: Maryland Eastern Shore Vital Records_ F. Edward Wright.
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN this 20 day of January in the year of our Lord
1769 I JOHN RUKE of Worcester County in the provinces of Maryland
being in good health of body and in perfect mind and memory and
knowing it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain
this my last Will and Testament. First I bequeath my soul to the
Almighty God and my body to the earth to be buried at the direction of
my executors hereafter named as for my worldly estate I give and
dispose of the same in manner and form following --
I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Mary Rook all of my
estate, lands, tennants and chatels during her natural life or
widowhood my desire is that:
My son Ezekiel Ruke may have my dwelling house and plantation, from a
maple standing in the edge of the Sivanne (?) to a pesemon tree
standing by the mouth of a small branch.
All the rest of my land I give to my son James, and at Ezekiel's death
the whole of the land to James and if he dies without issue to Ezekiah
(Hezekiah), and if he die without issue to Levan(Levin).
Item - I give to my son Ezekiel Ruk one shilling sterling.
Item - I give to my son John Ruke one shilling sterling.
Item - I give to my daughter Sarah Owen one shilling sterling.
Item - I give the remainder of the estate at the widows death or
marriage to be equally divided amongst my six youngest children and my
desire is that Ezekiel Ruke may have the third of the apples in the
young orchard and Lastly I do hereby confirm this my last Will and
Testament. In Witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the
day and year first written. John Ruke his mark
Signed Sealed and Delivered by the said John Ruke to be his last will
and Testament in presents of us
John Davis,
James Davis
Isaac Meglamre
Jonathan X Vinson
On 20 sept 1773 came John Davis and the 29th Oct 1773 came Jonathan
Vinson two of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing will and made
oath...that they saw John Ruke the Testator sign Seal and heard him
publicly declare the same to be his last Will and Testament...of a
sound and disposing mind...Subscribed their names at his request.
Mary Ruark, administrator. Security - Peter Owens & Benjamin Cox.
(Hall of Records, Will Book 39:422) . JW#4, ff 199/200
Change Date: 9 APR 2000
Note:
These are the earliest listings for John Ruark in available tax
records for old Somerset Co.
1724 - in household of John Davis of Wicomico Hundred.
1730-1733 - head of household in Monie Hundred.
1734-1740 - head of household in Pocomoke Hundred.
John Ruark was a member of the Colonial Militia before 1750. Others
in the group included Peter Owens, whose son married his daughter, a
man named Belitha Laws, a name that appears in the family later, and
two or three members of the Dennis family, another name that appears
later. Deed records for Worcester Co. show Ruark, John, superseadure,
in 1743. John was a witness to the will of Peter Owens in 1756. He
is mentioned in the Nelms store accounts as follows: For John Sr.,
there is the following: 1765 - 31 Jan. 1770 Carried from Ledger C plus
interest 2/13/6 and charged ginger, tin pan, molasses, linen, and rum
for 3/1/0. Paid in part with pork in 1769, in cash in 1770 and carried
balance of 0/9/10 to Ledger F.
His family includes[BO: Ezekiel,:BO] James, Hezekiah, Levin, John,
Sarah, named in his will, which also mentions 'six youngest' and
others add Shadrack, Stephen, Mary and Sophie. I also believe the
eldest man named Belitha in the 1800 census is his son.

John RUARK (James RUARK1) was born EST 1705, and died SEP 1773 in Worcester Co., MD. He married Mary DRISKELL EST 1737, daughter of Moses DRISKELL and Katherine ELGATE. She was born 07 AUG 1723 in Wicomico Co., MD.

Children of John RUARK and Mary DRISKELL are:+ 2 i. Ezekiel RUARK was born 1737 in Maryland.
+ 3 ii. Hezekiah ROOK was born 1750 in Worcester Co., MD, and died 1797 in Chatham Co., NC.
4 iii. James RUARK was born EST 1740. He married Betty ESHAM, daughter of Solomon ESHAM and Johnson NOTTINGHAM.
5 iv. Levin RUARK was born BEF 1748, and died BEF 1787 in Worcester Co., MD. He married Elizabeth ? EST 1769.
6 v. Sarah RUARK. She married Peter OWENS BEF 1769, son of Peter OWEN. He was born EST 1735.
7 vi. John RUARK was born EST 1741.
8 vii. Belitha RUARK was born EST 1752 in Worcester Co., MD.
+ 9 viii. Shadrack RUARK was born ABT 1755.



. Ezekiel RUARK (John RUARK2, James RUARK1) was born 1737 in Maryland. He married Rachel ESHAM in Maryland, daughter of Solomon ESHAM and Johnson NOTTINGHAM.

Children of Ezekiel RUARK and Rachel ESHAM are:+ 10 i. John RUARK was born ABT 1755 in Worcester Co., MD, and died AFT 1810 in Worcester Co., MD.
+ 11 ii. Daniel RUARK was born 1763, and died 1838 in Worcester Co., MD.
+ 12 iii. Elgate RUARK was born 1756, and died 1816 in Worcester Co., MD.
+ 13 iv. Ezekiel RUARK was born EST 1760.
14 v. Jordan RUARK was born 1767 in Worcester Co., MD, and died 1852 in KY.
15 vi. Belitha RUARK.
16 vii. Joseph RUARK was born 1769.
17 viii. Elijah RUARK.
18 ix. William RUARK.



Shadrack RUARK (John RUARK2, James RUARK1) was born ABT 1755. He married Rebecca ?.

Child of Shadrack RUARK and Rebecca ? is: 22 i. Reason Pumpery RUARK was born 1797, and died DEC 1874 in Richland Co., IL. He married Mary Jane BANKS.






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10. John RUARK (Ezekiel RUARK3, John RUARK2, James RUARK1) was born ABT 1755 in Worcester Co., MD, and died AFT 1810 in Worcester Co., MD.

Children of John RUARK are:+ 23 i. Dennis ROOKS was born 1779 in Worcester Co., MD, and died ABT 1850 in Butts Co., GA.
+ 24 ii. Seth RUARK was born 22 SEP 1777 in Worcester Co., MD, and died 1831 in Indiana.
25 iii. Johnson RUARK was born EST 1775 in Worcester Co., MD. He married Sally WESTERHOUSE 1800 in Worcester Co., MD.
26 iv. Priscilla RUARK was born EST 1791 in Worcester Co., MD. She married William BUTLER.
27 v. John RUARK was born EST 1780 in Worcester Co., MD.
28 vi. Isaac RUARK was born EST 1785 in Worcester Co., MD.




11. Daniel RUARK (Ezekiel RUARK3, John RUARK2, James RUARK1) was born 1763, and died 1838 in Worcester Co., MD.

Children of Daniel RUARK are:+ 29 i. James RUARK was born 1788 in Worcester Co., MD.
30 ii. Jerrel RUARK. He married Mary BANKS 23 APR 1834 in Worcester Co., MD.
31 iii. Wheatley RUARK.
32 iv. Joel RUARK.
33 v. Mary Ann RUARK.




12. Elgate RUARK (Ezekiel RUARK3, John RUARK2, James RUARK1) was born 1756, and died 1816 in Worcester Co., MD. He married Margaret.

Children of Elgate RUARK and Margaret are: 34 i. Stephen RUARK.
35 ii. Thomas RUARK.
36 iii. Elgate RUARK.
37 iv. Mary RUARK.
38 v. Betsy RUARK.
39 vi. Peggy RUARK. She married William DRYDEN 25 JAN 1814 in Worcester Co., MD.




13. Ezekiel RUARK (Ezekiel RUARK3, John RUARK2, James RUARK1) was born EST 1760. He married Rebecca BROWN, daughter of Sarah.

Child of Ezekiel RUARK and Rebecca BROWN is: 40 i. Elizabeth RUARK was born 1792.






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23. Dennis ROOKS (John RUARK4, Ezekiel RUARK3, John RUARK2, James RUARK1) was born 1779 in Worcester Co., MD, and died ABT 1850 in Butts Co., GA. He married Isabella STANFORD 12 DEC 1804 in Warren Co., GA, daughter of Jesse STANFORD. She was born 1785 in Maryland, and died AFT 1860.

Children of Dennis ROOKS and Isabella STANFORD are:+ 41 i. William Jack ROOKS was born 1831 in Morgan Co., GA, and died AFT 1883 in GA.
+ 42 ii. Green Berry ROOKS was born 23 JUN 1822 in Morgan Co., GA, and died 26 AUG 1894 in Senoia, Coweta Co., GA.
43 iii. Epsey ROOKS was born ABT 1816 in Warren Co., GA.
44 iv. Amanda ROOKS was born ABT 1826 in Morgan Co., GA. She married James BRACK 7 SEP 1854 in Morgan Co., GA. He was born EST 1823.
45 v. Nellysue ROOKS was born ABT 1829 in Morgan Co., GA.
+ 46 vi. Elizabeth ROOKS was born ABT 1820 in Morgan Co., GA.
+ 47 vii. Joel ROOKS was born 14 SEP 1809 in Warren Co., GA, and died 25 MAY 1864 in Monroe, Walton Co., GA.
48 viii. Mary Ann ROOKS was born EST 1823 in Morgan Co., GA. She married Zion SMITH 29 JAN 1839 in Elbert Co., GA. He was born ABT 1822.
+ 49 ix. John ROOKS was born 1807 in Warren Co., GA.
50 x. Jesse ROOKS was born 1805 in Warren Co., GA.
51 xi. Joseph ROOKS was born 1810 in Warren Co., GA. He married Betsy FERMAN 1831 in Morgan Co., GA.




24. Seth RUARK (John RUARK4, Ezekiel RUARK3, John RUARK2, James RUARK1) was born 22 SEP 1777 in Worcester Co., MD, and died 1831 in Indiana. He married Sally ANDERSON 06 MAY 1800 in Worcester Co., MD.

Children of Seth RUARK and Sally ANDERSON are:+ 52 i. William RUARK was born 04 JUN 1802 in Worcester Co., MD, and died 13 JAN 1876 in Miller, MO.
+ 53 ii. Littleton RUARK was born 1806 in Maryland.
54 iii. Dennis RUARK was born in Maryland.
55 iv. Parker RUARK was born 22 JAN 1811 in Maryland.
56 v. Harvey RUARK.
57 vi. Sally RUARK was born 23 MAY 1805, and died ABT 1821.
58 vii. Patty RUARK was born 22 JAN 1811 in Maryland.
59 viii. Mary RUARK was born 31 OCT 1815, and died ABT 1823.
60 ix. Josiah RUARK was born 28 MAR 1813, and died 30 NOV 1822.




29. James RUARK (Daniel RUARK4, Ezekiel RUARK3, John RUARK2, James RUARK1) was born 1788 in Worcester Co., MD. He married Sarah HUDSON 12 OCT 1809 in Worcester Co., MD.

Children of James RUARK and Sarah HUDSON are:+ 61 i. William RUARK was born 1809 in Worcester Co., MD.
62 ii. David P. RUARK.






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41. William Jack ROOKS (Dennis ROOKS5, John RUARK4, Ezekiel RUARK3, John RUARK2, James RUARK1) was born 1831 in Morgan Co., GA, and died AFT 1883 in GA. He married Martha A. MCCOLLUM 26 FEB 1874 in Monroe Co., GA, daughter of Ignatius Few MCCOLLUM and Mary M. BENSON. She was born ABT 1849 in Butts Co., GA, and died 3 JAN 1888 in Butts Co., GA. He married Mary Ann SMITH 25 SEP 1859 in Newton Co., GA. She was born ABT 1836. He married Manervia STAPLES 28 JUL 1850 in Butts Co., GA. She was born ABT 1832.

Child of William Jack ROOKS and Martha A. MCCOLLUM is:+ 63 i. Earlie Ignatius ROOKS was born 3 FEB 1875 in Butts Co., GA, and died 18 OCT 1956 in Jackson, Butts Co., GA.


Children of William Jack ROOKS and Mary Ann SMITH are: 64 i. Laura ROOKS was born 1861.
65 ii. Elenor B. ROOKS was born ABT 1861.
66 iii. Emma S. ROOKS was born ABT 1866.


Child of William Jack ROOKS and Manervia STAPLES is: 67 i. Georgiana ROOKS was born 1856.




42. Green Berry ROOKS (Dennis ROOKS5, John RUARK4, Ezekiel RUARK3, John RUARK2, James RUARK1) was born 23 JUN 1822 in Morgan Co., GA, and died 26 AUG 1894 in Senoia, Coweta Co., GA. He married Elizabeth WALLACE 6 JAN 1848 in Butts Co., GA, daughter of Leah ?. She was born 21 FEB 1827 in GA, and died 15 MAY 1911 in Senoia, Coweta Co., GA.

Children of Green Berry ROOKS and Elizabeth WALLACE are:+ 68 i. Walter C. ROOKS was born 1849 in Butts Co., GA, and died AFT 1900.
+ 69 ii. Mary Ann ROOKS was born 14 DEC 1852 in Butts Co., GA, and died 16 DEC 1911 in Senoia, Coweta Co., GA.




46. Elizabeth ROOKS (Dennis ROOKS5, John RUARK4, Ezekiel RUARK3, John RUARK2, James RUARK1) was born ABT 1820 in Morgan Co., GA. She married John MASON 11 JUN 1840 in Elbert Co., GA. He was born ABT 1820.

Children of Elizabeth ROOKS and John MASON are: 70 i. James O. MASON was born 1841 in GA.
71 ii. Martha E. MASON was born ABT 1842 in GA.
72 iii. Epsey Jane MASON was born ABT 1843 in GA.




47. Joel ROOKS (Dennis ROOKS5, John RUARK4, Ezekiel RUARK3, John RUARK2, James RUARK1) was born 14 SEP 1809 in Warren Co., GA, and died 25 MAY 1864 in Monroe, Walton Co., GA. He married Ann Elizabeth FESTERMAN 19 MAR 1831 in Morgan Co., GA. She was born 1813 in NC, and died 14 MAY 1894 in Monroe, Walton Co., GA.

Children of Joel ROOKS and Ann Elizabeth FESTERMAN are:+ 73 i. Joel Ira ROOKS was born 05 SEP 1842 in Walton Co., GA, and died 06 JAN 1880 in Rockdale Co., GA.
+ 74 ii. Andrew Jackson ROOKS was born 16 SEP 1838 in Monroe, Walton Co., GA, and died 18 JAN 1924 in Baldwin Park, Los Angeles Co., CA.
75 iii. William H. ROOKS was born 1833.
76 iv. Martha A. ROOKS was born 1836.
77 v. Walter ROOKS was born 1851.




49. John ROOKS (Dennis ROOKS5, John RUARK4, Ezekiel RUARK3, John RUARK2, James RUARK1) was born 1807 in Warren Co., GA. He married Harriet WRIGHT 19 MAY 1833 in Walton Co., GA.

Children of John ROOKS and Harriet WRIGHT are:+ 78 i. Jesse E. ROOKS was born ABT 1834, and died in Heard Co., GA.
79 ii. John W. ROOKS was born ABT 1837.
80 iii. William R. ROOKS was born ABT 1839.
81 iv. Dennis Sherrod ROOKS was born ABT 1843, and died 1864.
82 v. Andrew Jackson ROOKS was born ABT 1849.
83 vi. Mary A. ROOKS was born ABT 1841.
84 vii. Charles ROOKS was born ABT 1852. He married Clara ??.
85 viii. James ROOKS was born ABT 1856.
86 ix. Harriet Melissa ROOKS was born 1846, and died 1909. She married George Washington BLASINGAME 1866.




52. William RUARK (Seth RUARK5, John RUARK4, Ezekiel RUARK3, John RUARK2, James RUARK1) was born 04 JUN 1802 in Worcester Co., MD, and died 13 JAN 1876 in Miller, MO. He married Priscilla JOHNSON 23 JUL 1824 in Worcester Co., MD, daughter of Lazarus JOHNSON. He married Margaret WILLIAMS 05 OCT 1838.

Children of William RUARK and Priscilla JOHNSON are: 87 i. Jesse James RUARK was born 1825 in Worcester Co., MD.
88 ii. Henry RUARK was born 1827.
89 iii. Sarah Jane RUARK was born 28 JAN 1830 in IN. She married Sherman HUTCHISON.
90 iv. Joshua W. RUARK was born 1832 in Ripley Co., IN. He married Salinas SUTTON 1865 in Neosho, MO.
+ 91 v. Ozias RUARK was born 30 APR 1835 in Indiana, and died 21 MAR 1917 in Neosho, MO.


Children of William RUARK and Margaret WILLIAMS are: 92 i. Martha Elizabeth RUARK was born 25 NOV 1839, and died 23 JUL 1903. She married Sam LYLES.
93 ii. John Edward RUARK was born 27 APR 1853 in MO, and died 1855.
94 iii. Cynthia Ann RUARK was born 22 APR 1841. She married George DOBBS.
95 iv. Drusilla RUARK was born 1842, and died 1843.
96 v. William Judson RUARK was born 05 JAN 1844, and died 10 APR 1903. He married Margaret TERRELL.
97 vi. Margaret Ann RUARK was born 06 MAR 1845, and died 22 JUN 1926. She married George GUM.
98 vii. Francis Marion RUARK was born 07 FEB 1847 in MO, and died 1924. He married Amy MCCLAFLIN.
99 viii. Miranda RUARK was born 1848, and died 1850.
100 ix. Mary Lucinda RUARK was born 07 NOV 1850, and died 1882. She married Judson GERMAN.
101 x. Oliver Wayland RUARK was born 05 MAR 1859, and died 09 FEB 1936. He married Hannah FORTNER 1879.
+ 102 xi. Elmer Grant RUARK was born 06 OCT 1863.

Littleton RUARK (Seth RUARK5, John RUARK4, Ezekiel RUARK3, John RUARK2, James RUARK1) was born 1806 in Maryland. He married Martha SHOCKLEY.

Child of Littleton RUARK and Martha SHOCKLEY is: 103 i. Irvin S. RUARK was born 1834.




61. William RUARK (James RUARK5, Daniel RUARK4, Ezekiel RUARK3, John RUARK2, James RUARK1) was born 1809 in Worcester Co., MD. He married Elizabeth LIVINGSTON 23 MAR 1830 in Worcester Co., MD. She was born 1814.

Children of William RUARK and Elizabeth LIVINGSTON are: 104 i. David James RUARK was born 1834 in Worcester Co., MD.
105 ii. Peter F. RUARK was born 1838 in Worcester Co., MD.






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63. Earlie Ignatius ROOKS (William Jack ROOKS6, Dennis ROOKS5, John RUARK4, Ezekiel RUARK3, John RUARK2, James RUARK1) was born 3 FEB 1875 in Butts Co., GA, and died 18 OCT 1956 in Jackson, Butts Co., GA. He married Mary Obiera STODGHILL 10 DEC 1893 in Jackson, Butts Co., GA, daughter of James Edward Lofton STODGHILL and Martha Catherine FULLER. She was born 15 MAY 1874 in Jackson, Butts Co., GA, and died 18 DEC 1948 in Jackson, Butts Co., GA.

Children of Earlie Ignatius ROOKS and Mary Obiera STODGHILL are:+ 106 i. Philip Stephen ROOKS was born 26 OCT 1906 in Jackson, Butts Co., GA, and died 26 DEC 1980 in Orlando, Orange Co., FL.
+ 107 ii. James Howard ROOKS was born 14 DEC 1894 in Jackson, Butts Co., GA, and died 8 MAR 1981 in Jackson, Butts Co., GA.
108 iii. Mattie Mozelle ROOKS was born 14 DEC 1894 in Jackson, Butts Co., GA, and died 3 JAN 1895 in Jackson, Butts Co., GA.
+ 109 iv. Charles Edwin ROOKS was born 18 JAN 1897 in Butts Co., GA, and died 30 JUN 1980 in Butts Co., GA.
+ 110 v. Julian Franklin ROOKS was born 30 JUN 1901, and died BEF 1986.
+ 111 vi. Eugene Fuller ROOKS was born 25 SEP 1910 in Butts Co., GA, and died 9 MAR 1986 in Atlanta, GA.
112 vii. Unnamed Girl ROOKS was born 12 JUL 1903, and died JUL 1903.




68. Walter C. ROOKS (Green Berry ROOKS6, Dennis ROOKS5, John RUARK4, Ezekiel RUARK3, John RUARK2, James RUARK1) was born 1849 in Butts Co., GA, and died AFT 1900. He married Sarah Ann D. EST 1867. She was born 1849 in NC, and died AFT 1900.

Children of Walter C. ROOKS and Sarah Ann D. are:+ 113 i. William J. ROOKS was born 1868, and died AFT 1910.
114 ii. Susan A. E. ROOKS was born 1867.
115 iii. Carlton ROOKS was born JUN 1870.
116 iv. Fannie ROOKS was born DEC 1872.
117 v. Lucy ROOKS was born OCT 1873.
118 vi. Scott ROOKS was born 1883.
119 vii. Ola ROOKS was born JAN 1886.
120 viii. Florence ROOKS was born JAN 1888.




69. Mary Ann ROOKS (Green Berry ROOKS6, Dennis ROOKS5, John RUARK4, Ezekiel RUARK3, John RUARK2, James RUARK1) was born 14 DEC 1852 in Butts Co., GA, and died 16 DEC 1911 in Senoia, Coweta Co., GA. She married John Thomas BANKS 1873, son of William Randall BANKS. He was born 15 SEP 1839 in Monroe, Walton Co., GA, and died 11 FEB 1910 in Senoia, Coweta Co., GA.

Children of Mary Ann ROOKS and John Thomas BANKS are: 121 i. William Walter BANKS was born 1874, and died 1938.
122 ii. Berry Lee BANKS was born 06 OCT 1876 in Senoia, Coweta Co., GA, and died 27 DEC 1945 in Senoia, Coweta Co., GA. He married Nannie WILLIAMS.
123 iii. John T. BANKS was born 1879.




73. Joel Ira ROOKS (Joel ROOKS6, Dennis ROOKS5, John RUARK4, Ezekiel RUARK3, John RUARK2, James RUARK1) was born 05 SEP 1842 in Walton Co., GA, and died 06 JAN 1880 in Rockdale Co., GA. He married Amy SHAW 04 FEB 1864 in Morgan Co., GA. She was born 1844, and died BEF 1870. He married Martha HILL EST 1871. She was born 1850 in SC.

Child of Joel Ira ROOKS and Amy SHAW is:+ 124 i. Henry Glenn ROOKS was born 24 DEC 1864 in Walton Co., GA, and died 24 SEP 1934 in Walton Co., GA.


Children of Joel Ira ROOKS and Martha HILL are: 125 i. Belle ROOKS was born 1872. She married S. Thomas PERRY.
126 ii. Mary ROOKS was born 1874.
127 iii. Katie ROOKS was born 1877. She married ? MORGAN.
+ 128 iv. Hugh Alonzo ROOKS was born 1879, and died in Anderson, SC.
129 v. Lizzie ROOKS. She married ? WIGGINS.
130 vi. Pearl ROOKS. She married ? SAWYERS.
131 vii. Lou ROOKS. She married ? LESTER.




Andrew Jackson ROOKS (Joel ROOKS6, Dennis ROOKS5, John RUARK4, Ezekiel RUARK3, John RUARK2, James RUARK1) was born 16 SEP 1838 in Monroe, Walton Co., GA, and died 18 JAN 1924 in Baldwin Park, Los Angeles Co., CA. He married Martha Jane SMITH 22 JAN 1856 in Newton Co., GA. She was born 01 JAN 1833 in Henry Co., GA, and died 18 FEB 1913 in Baldwin Park, Los Angeles Co., CA.

Children of Andrew Jackson ROOKS and Martha Jane SMITH are:+ 132 i. William Joel ROOKS was born 02 NOV 1864 in Walton Co., GA, and died 09 JUN 1944 in Los Angeles, CA.
133 ii. Martha Jane ROOKS was born 1868 in GA. She married Robert Samuel STOKES in Newton Co., GA.
134 iii. Andrew Jackson ROOKS was born 21 JAN 1872 in Wynds Mill, Henry Co., GA, and died 12 APR 1934 in Baldwin Park, Los Angeles Co., CA. He married Mary LyCitty MOON 26 NOV 1895 in Centergrove, Morgan Co., AL. She was born 1872, and died 1964.
135 iv. Bessie M. ROOKS was born 1877 in GA.




78. Jesse E. ROOKS (John ROOKS6, Dennis ROOKS5, John RUARK4, Ezekiel RUARK3, John RUARK2, James RUARK1) was born ABT 1834, and died in Heard Co., GA. He married Lucinda JAMES.

Children of Jesse E. ROOKS and Lucinda JAMES are: 136 i. James ROOKS was born 1859.
137 ii. Anna ROOKS.




91. Ozias RUARK (William RUARK6, Seth RUARK5, John RUARK4, Ezekiel RUARK3, John RUARK2, James RUARK1) was born 30 APR 1835 in Indiana, and died 21 MAR 1917 in Neosho, MO. He married Laura Virginia RICE.

Children of Ozias RUARK and Laura Virginia RICE are:+ 138 i. Horace RUARK was born 1869.
139 ii. Eugene Rice RUARK was born 1878.
140 iii. Kate RUARK was born 1867.




102. Elmer Grant RUARK (William RUARK6, Seth RUARK5, John RUARK4, Ezekiel RUARK3, John RUARK2, James RUARK1) was born 06 OCT 1863. He married Martha FORTNER 1885.

Child of Elmer Grant RUARK and Martha FORTNER is: 141 i. Fred RUARK.









Notes for Mary Driskell:
Her birth is in the records of Stepney Parish.
The Nelms Store account shows the following:
RUCK, Mary (Widow) (1775 - 26 Oct 1776)
Carried 0/6/3 from Ledger H and bought cordage which with
interest made a balance of 0/8/10. Paid in cash in 1776.h

Children:
Ezekiel RUARK b: 1737 in Maryland
Hezekiah ROOK b: 1750 in Worcester Co., MD
James RUARK b: EST 1740
Levin RUARK b: BEF 1748
Sarah RUARK
John RUARK b: EST 1741
Belitha RUARK b: EST 1752 in Worcester Co., MD
Shadrack RUARK b: ABT 1755


More About John Ruark and Mary Driskell:
Marriage: 1737
       
Child of John Ruark and Mary Driskell is:
       12       i.       Hezekiah Rook, born 1750 in Worcester Co., MD; died 1797 in Chatham Co., NC; married Elizabeth Stanford 1773 in Worcester Co Md.


       26. Jonathan Stanford, born 1725; died Abt. 1792 in Ga. He was the son of 52. Joseph Stanford. He married 27. Maria Wells.
       27. Maria Wells, born 1725; died Aft. 1750.

Notes for Jonathan Stanford:
From the Nelms Store Accounts: STANFORD, Jonathan Sr. (1765 - 25 Jan
1777) Carried 0/3/4 from Ledger C and charged an iron skillet,
buttons, needles, almanac, brimstone, padlocks, pins and a meal
sifter for 0/18/2. Paid 0/12/6 in cash in 1769 with the rest paid by
his son, Joshua in 1770. In 1775 purchased trace ropes for 0/6/0 and
paid in cash in 1777.
. In 1775, purchased trace ropes for 0/6/0 and paid in cash in 1777. (WorldConnect - Gene Ballentine Rooks).

Stanford Researchers

Stanford is not one of my family lines I am researching; Lasiter is my primary, the following is from "Virginia Land Patents and Grants" Vol II 1666-1695 by Nell Marion Nugent

Robert Lasiter 400 acs., Up Par. of Nansemond 8 Oct 1672 p., 416. In a gr. red (reed) Pocoson & adj., John Ellis. Trans of 8 pers., Daniel Trigg. Margt Hall, Barbados Mary, Giles King, Margt Atkins, Blith ___, Jno. Stanford & wife.

Robert Lassiter was one of my granfathers and apparentley paid for Jonathan Stanford and his wife's passage to Virvinia Colony.

just thought I would pass it along, every little bit helps in the search.

Tks,
Skip Lassiter
dlassr@cs.com

       
Children of Jonathan Stanford and Maria Wells are:
       13       i.       Elizabeth Stanford, born 1760; died Aft. 1790; married Hezekiah Rook 1773 in Worcester Co Md.
              ii.       Jonathan Jr Stanford, born Abt. 1762; died 1792 in Columbia Co., GA.

Notes for Jonathan Jr Stanford:
LWT Jonathan Stanford, Signed 6 May 1792; Recorded 13 Oct 1792
Columbia Co., GA Columbia Will Bk. A, p.32
Wife: Nelle
Children: Betty, Sary, Robert, Elijah
Other Legatee: Leah Stanford
Witnessess: William Gunby, John Bain
If a family legend said to have been written down in 1845 is correct,
it appears that a Jonathan STANFORD in this general time frame and
location had a son named Jesse.
Change Date: 15 APR 2000
Note:
From the Nelms Store Accounts: STANFORD, Jonathan Jr. (14 Feb
1766 - 5 Apr 1779) Owed in Ledger C 0/6/8 plus 2 doz all blades and 2
doz. tacks omitted from the account in C, plus 5 years interest
made 0/11/10. Got credit of 0/9/5 by Isaac CROUCH and paid balance in
cash in 1771. In 1775 bought checked linen, silk handkerchief and with
interest owed 1/7/6 which was paid in cash by Joshua STANFORD in 1779.




Generation No. 6

       48. James Ruark, born 1672 in Ireland; died Aft. 1710. He married 49. Elizabeth Davis 1702 in Maryland.
       49. Elizabeth Davis, born 1680; died Aft. 1710. She was the daughter of 98. John Davis.

Notes for James Ruark:
Barbara Grady furnished the following information on the name of
Rooks. It is a fairly common name in Wales and Ireland. It was the
name given to the serf who lived in the master's watch tower, and was
responsible for the watch. The native black crows, called rooks,
lived around the eaves of the tower, lending their name to the
watch-man. Another source affirms the name Rooks designates a
dark-complexioned person, and the family emblem is a crow. Frances
Rooks Couch added a note that Rooks could trace back to Rooke or
O'Rourke, an Old English name which is derived from a Scandinavian
word for leading soldier, or knight, as in a chess game. I've also
seen a reference that Ruark was the old Celtic version of the Irish
name O'Rourke. Family lore has always said that our first Rooks came
here from Ireland. There is an important Irish clan with the name
O'Rourke, the roots of the family may very well be with them.
I have recently discovered that our very first emigrant was named
RUARK, which became changed to ROOKS when later descendant Dennis
moved into Georgia. Colonial names were written as they sounded to
the clerks and officials who had reason to record them. The legend
associated with the RUARK emigrants is that when Lord Baltimore, Cecil
Calvert, colonized his land grant in Maryland, he brought over
retainers from the Baltimore estate in Ireland. Among them were three
RUARK brothers, John, James, and William, who were horse trainers.
This is most likely unverifiable. Interestingly, a love for horses is
a characteristic of myself and Grandchildren aunts ,Uncles and Cousins
one of my Uncles Roy Howard Baker was a Trainer of racehorses
A James appears to be the one who began our branch, and settled
in what is now Worcester Co., Maryland, on the Eastern Shore. This
James may not be the first, maybe his son. A William RUARKE
witnessed a will in Maryland in 1689. This James had a family
consisting of John, James, William, Elliott (?), and daughter Marjory,
who married Thomas Bowling. Research is still underway on the
Maryland family.

Letter from Mr. Stanely B. Moore to Ms. Nancy Sherrill,Vigo County Public Library, Terre Haute, Indiana dated May 17, 1993. This letter is in Mr. Mooreís own handwriting.

Dear Nancy Sherrill

I want to thank you and tell you I deeply appreciate the research you did for me on my ancestors Zorababel and Nancy Esham Rukes, Ruke, Rook, Ruarks, Ruck, Rooks, or Rooke is the names this family went by and I will proceed to give you a little history on this great family. there was four brothers James, Major, Thomas, William, they came to Maryland in the late 1600s from Ireland, Wales or England. James settled in Worcester County, Maryland the other brothers went to Dorchester County, Maryland to hoopers Island of Dorchester County, Maryland. at this time they went by the name Rook. James married Elizabeth Davis the daughter of John Davis Sr. these are the childern of James & Elizabeth. John, James, Margery, William, Edward. James the fahter died before 1719. In 1736 John (son) married Mary Driscoll daughter of Moses & Catherine Driskell. Catherine Driskells maiden name was Elgate. this is where the

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given name of Elgate to the male Rooks or Ruarks down through the generations came from. I have seen this name in Rook records called everything from Elgale to Elgart but the name is Elgate. My great great grandfather James Augusta Moore who married my great great grandmother Elizabeth Rook in Maryland the 30th of March 1797. they removed to Lewis County, Ky in the early 1800s and lived at the head of a place called Mud Lick. near the Fleming County line, they lived there the rest of there lives. Jordan and Joseph Rook removed to Fleming and Lewis Counties from Worcester County, Maryland about the year 1806. Jordan lived in Fleming County, Ky until the year 1819 then he came into Lewis County and lived at the head of Mud Lick where my ancestors lived and lived there the rest of his life. Joseph lived in Lewis County from the time he came into kentucky on Cabin Creek. Severn Rook didnít come into Lewis County, Ky until the year 1814 from Worcester County, Maryland. he lived on Salt Lick and North Fork Licking. these are my Elizabeth Rooks relatives. All my relatives on my fathers side were from Maryland or Lewis County, Ky. I have researched

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Lewis County very extensively, the court house and the Lewis County historical society but there is not much research material there. William Esham and Martha Ruark Esham were the father and mother of Nancy Esham who married Zorababel Rooks in Lewis County, Ky Aug 28, 1820. William Esham and Martha were from Worcester County, Maryland. William removed to Bourbon County, Ky about 1807 or 1808 stayed there a little while and came up into Lewis County about 1809, went back to Worcester County, Maryland to sell his land there then came back to Lewis County and lived most of his life on a farm on Salt Lick. Martha Ann Ruark was his second wife who he married in Worcester County, about 1809. I have land records of Jordan, Zorababel, Joseph, Severen, James Rook, and my James Augustus Moore with there names on the records. James Moore and James Rook got a land grant together in 1839 on Mud Lick (Lewis County, KY). I have the record with the names on it. I have the land record of Zorababel and Jordan Rooks on it. Zorababel sold this land from Indiana, August 16, 1830 to a Milla Rouse in Lewis County, Ky. Zorababel

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and Nancy Esham Ruark left Lewis Co, Ky in Nov 1829 and emoved to Parke & Vigo Counties, Indiana. as far as I know on my researching. Zorababel never did live in Bourbon County, Ky. he also was born in Worcester County, Maryland in 1798 not 1789. Maysville is down the Ohio River about 25 miles from Lewis County in Mason County, Ky I can not find a marriage record that has Zorababel father or mother on it. but he lived close to Jordan and his name with Jordans was on land records together. I know who Josephs childern were, but not much about Severens or Jordans. the Ruark family is hard to put records together on as as far back as there ancestors that came from John Ruark and Mary Driskell. there children were John, Sarah, Ezekial, James, Levin, Sophia, Belitha, Joseph, Elgate and 2 more children that I donít know what the names were. I never seen so many Johns, James, Josephs, Elgates, Johnsons, Williams and Thomas in a family line in all my life also Ezekials, Seths and Belithas. I want to thank you and tell you I deeply appreciate the research you did for me.

Sincerely,
signed
Stanley B. Moore

More About James Ruark and Elizabeth Davis:
Marriage: 1702, Maryland
       
Children of James Ruark and Elizabeth Davis are:
       24       i.       John Ruark, born 1705 in Worcesher Co Md; died September 1773 in Worcesher Co Md; married Mary Driskell 1737.
              ii.       James Ruark, born 1710; died 1783 in Worcesher Co Md; married Elizabeth Longo; born 1710; died Aft. 1750.

Notes for James Ruark:
Somerset Co. Tax Lists show James Ruark in 1734 - in household of John
Davie/Davis of Wicomico Hundred.
Property of Polehambleton in 14 Jun 1733 William Hayman and wife Mary
Hayman sold 100 acres to James RUARK,
8 Mar. 1753 James RUARK with wife Elizabeth RUARK sold 100 acres to
John Jenkins.
Worcester Co. Deeds.383 Rook, James, deed from John Jones 1767
Ruark, James & Elizabeth Ruark, deed to Jno Jenkins, Liber B
1751 Ruark, James, deed to Robinson Lingo/Longo, Liber C, 1753.
Postings say they had two sons, James born 1744 who served in Rev. and
left a will; and a John. 1784 - a James RUARK (son of James &
Elizabeth?) married Susannah TUCKER.




       50. Moses Driskell, born September 17, 1689 in Somerset Co Md; died November 1755 in Worcesher Co Md. He was the son of 100. Denis Driskaol. He married 51. Katherine Elgate February 04, 1712/13 in Wicomico Co., MD.
       51. Katherine Elgate, born 1690; died Aft. 1725. She was the daughter of 102. William Elgate.

Notes for Moses Driskell:
Moses wrote his will in August, it was probated Nov. 1755. In it
he styles himself as a saddler. He mentions daughter Rachel Toadvine,
son William Driskell, [BO:daughter Mary Ruark:BO], daughter Comfort
Hill, and granddaughter Sarah Brice, as well as son Moses Driskell,
Jr. who inherited the dwelling plantation and 250 acres called Kings
Sale. He also mentions a son Elgate Driskell who was left 125 acres of
Kings Sale, and his wife Katherine to have above during her natural
life or widowhood. They also had a daughter Ann mentioned in Stepney
Parish records, along with their children Rachell, William, and Mary.



Notes for Katherine Elgate:
She inherited land from her father's estate.

Marriage Notes for Moses Driskell and Katherine Elgate:
Their marriage is in Stepney Parish records.

More About Moses Driskell and Katherine Elgate:
Marriage: February 04, 1712/13, Wicomico Co., MD
       
Child of Moses Driskell and Katherine Elgate is:
       25       i.       Mary Driskell, born August 07, 1723 in Wicomico Co., MD; died Aft. 1776; married John Ruark 1737.


       52. Joseph Stanford, born 1694 in England; died Aft. 1725 in Maryland.

Notes for Joseph Stanford:
Joseph and wife with 4 of his brothers came from England andsettled on the eastern shores of Chesapeake Bay at some timebefore the American Revolution. Two brothers did not make thejourney; one went to Ireland and the other remained in England.Research does reflect that STANFORD'S were established inDorchester and Somerset Counties of Chesapeake Bay prior to andafter the American Revolution.


Descendants of John Stanford, Jr.
Copywright Lorna Schindler, 1999
Generation No. 1
1. JOHN1 STANFORD, JR. died Abt. 1725. He married ELIZABETH MARCHANT
Abt.
1680, daughter of WILLIAM MARCHANT.
Notes for JOHN STANFORD, JR.:
John Stanford, Jr. was transported from England in 1678 and settled in
Dorcester County, Maryland. Received 108 acres in a will of William
Marchant, Dorcester County, 1711.
Will of John Stanford, 1725 probated April 6, 1727. John and wife
Elizabeth
sold land to Philamon Philips in 1715.
More About JOHN STANFORD and ELIZABETH MARCHANT:
Marriage: Abt. 1680
Child of JOHN STANFORD and ELIZABETH MARCHANT is:
2. i. JONATHAN-II2 STANFORD, ESQ., b. Dorcester Co., Maryland.
Generation No. 2
2. JONATHAN-II2 STANFORD, ESQ. (JOHN1) was born in Dorcester Co.,
Maryland.
Notes for JONATHAN-II STANFORD, ESQ.:
Bought land in Blackwater River, Dorcester County, 1710. Bought land,
140
acres in Dorcester County, Maryland, 1723. Possibly was an Attorney.
Children of JONATHAN-II STANFORD, ESQ. are:
3. i. JOSEPH3 STANFORD, b. Abt. 1715, Dorcester Co., Maryland.
ii. ELIZABETH STANFORD.
Generation No. 3
3. JOSEPH3 STANFORD (JONATHAN-II2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1715 in
Dorcester
Co., Maryland. He married SUZANNAH-SARAH WHIPPS Abt. 1737.
Notes for JOSEPH STANFORD:
Patented 50 acres of land in 1746. Sold land to William Stanford in
Wicomico
County in 1754. Sold land in Somerset County in 1760. Sold land in
Wicomico
County in 1772. Gave 69 acres of land to son David in Somerset County
in
1772. Gave 11 1/2 acres to son Jonathan in Wicomico County in 1772
From Land Records of Somerset County, Maryland:
April 6, 1772, Joseph Stanford gave 69 acres to son David Vance
Stanford
From section Long Ridge, 20 Aug, 1760, a Joseph Stanford, wife Sarah
Stanford
sold to Jonathan Pollitt 125 acres.
From section Tamroons Ridge, 20 Aug., 1760, Joseph Stanford, wife
Sarah
Stanford sold 50 ares conveyed to Joseph Stanford by Thomas Pollitt,
sold to
Jonathan Pollitt.
More About JOSEPH STANFORD and SUZANNAH-SARAH WHIPPS:
Marriage: Abt. 1737
Children of JOSEPH STANFORD and SUZANNAH-SARAH WHIPPS are:
4. i. JOSHUA4 STANFORD, SR., b. October 28, 1740, Chesepeake Bay C.,
Maryland; d. Abt. May 01, 1826, Warren County, Georgia.
ii. JONATHAN STANFORD, b. Abt. 1744.
iii. THOMAS STANFORD, b. Abt. 1738.
iv. JOSEPH STANFORD.
v. DAVID VANCE STANFORD, b. Abt. 1748.
Notes for DAVID VANCE STANFORD:
From Land Records of Wicomico County, Maryland by Ruth T. Dryden:
From section Little Neck, 17 Apr. 1775, David Stanford with wife Sarah
Stanford sold for 5 Shillings to Joshua Stanford 100 acres.
Generation No. 4
4. JOSHUA4 STANFORD, SR. (JOSEPH3, JONATHAN-II2, JOHN1) was born
October 28,
1740 in Chesepeake Bay C., Maryland, and died Abt. May 01, 1826 in
Warren
County, Georgia. He married MARY ROOK 1765 in Maryland. She was born
1745
in Maryland, and died 1825 in Warren County, Georgia.


       
Child of Joseph Stanford is:
       26       i.       Jonathan Stanford, born 1725; died Abt. 1792 in Ga; married (1) Elender; married (2) Maria Wells.


Generation No. 7

       98. John Davis, born 1659; died Aft. 1680.
       
Child of John Davis is:
       49       i.       Elizabeth Davis, born 1680; died Aft. 1710; married James Ruark 1702 in Maryland.


       100. Denis Driskaol, born 1660 in County Cork, Ireland; died 1721 in Somerset Co Md.

Notes for Denis Driskaol:
The will of Denis Driskaol, as it was spelled, was drawn July 1721, not long before his death. He leaves his wife 350 acres during her natural life, or only 1/2 if she marries, then the 350 to son Richard. Sons, Denis and James also receive tracts of land, one called Cork, possibly a hint to their homeland. Son (BO:Moses:BO) appears to have received a boat and furniture lying at the seaside. Daughter Hannah Holson(?) received a cow and calves. The will is witnessed by Peter and Dorothy Wilson, a John Roach (?) and Margaret Conner. In addition to the children mentioned in his will, Denis also had another son, William, in 1691 who may have predeceased him.


       
Child of Denis Driskaol is:
       50       i.       Moses Driskell, born September 17, 1689 in Somerset Co Md; died November 1755 in Worcesher Co Md; married Katherine Elgate February 04, 1712/13 in Wicomico Co., MD.


       102. William Elgate, born 1659; died Aft. 1690.

Notes for William Elgate:
From Old Somerset of the Eastern Shore of Md- William Elgate,
Elgate, 150 acres 3 June 1664. He arrived with himself, wife, sons
John and William. The surname Elgate, used as a first name among his
descendants, is also seen spelled Elget or Elgit, among other
variations.

       
Child of William Elgate is:
       51       i.       Katherine Elgate, born 1690; died Aft. 1725; married Moses Driskell February 04, 1712/13 in Wicomico Co., MD.



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