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Further McKee and Witherspoon
Posted by: linda mckee (ID *****5772) Date: November 25, 2008 at 13:21:06
In Reply to: Re: surnames in common by Ginny Rountree of 5279

Re: John Witherspoon Dula b.1833d.1896- NC
Posted by: Marie Wilbanks
Date: July 29, 1999 at 18:14:34
In Reply to: Re: John Witherspoon Dula b.1833d.1896- NC by Denise Holcomb
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Is there any one out there that can help me?
My great great grandparents were Elzy and Narcissia Whistlehunt Freeman. Their daughter
Tennessee Caroline Freeman married William
Turner Johnson, my great grandparents. Their
son George Franklin Johnson married Mary
Agnes Hayes. I was told by an aunt that she
could remember when her parents would get into a spat she (Mary Agnes) would laugh at
his grandmother's name WHISTLEHUNT and he
in return would tell her it sounded as good
as hers WITHERSPOON and that is all I have
to go on. Mary Agnes parents were James (Jim)
Hays and Nancy Caroline Bizzell. Her grand
parents were Martin and Mary Margaret McKee
Bizzell and her greatgrand parents were
Thomas and Civil Grantham Bizzell. I don,t
know where the Witherspoon could hav come in.
If any one can add anything no matter how
little to this puzzle, please help me.

              Re: John Witherspoon Dula b.1833d.1896- NC Carolyn Black 8/03/99 (0)

Post by Family Dog on MONTGOMERY GENFORUM msg 6034
Subject: John Montgomery [d: 1778] Mecklenburg Co NC (wife Ann). Also George montgomery

One John Montgomery is known from a Mecklenburg Co, NC, court record of January 1779 and Loose Estate Papers, but little has been learned of him. In court, Ann Montgomery, widow and relict of John Montgomery, deceased, resigned her right to administer on the personal estate in favor of George Montgomery and Thomas Harris. These two posted bond (4,000) having John Flanikan and Adam Alexander as their securities. That was 11 Jan 1779, the first court session of the year. John Montgomery probably had died near the end of 1778. He signed a note on 4 August 1778.

The Loose Estate Papers of John Montgomery of Mecklenburg Co, NC, included a note signed 31 Oct 1777 by him and another person whose name is torn from the paper all but a final "on", another was signed 6 July 1778, and a third on 4 August 1778. The file includes debts and receipts. A committee was appointed to settle the estate. They had to deal with paper money which appears to have been worth about 3% of its value when liquidated as well as specie (hard currency). The Committee found the demand vouchers totaled 261-4-2. The estate was worth 1681-2-6 which amounted only to 56-9-0. The summary was signed by John McCorkel and Edwd Giles.

The names of creditors appear, often in a variety of spellings, as Sarah Hutchison (butter, in August 1778), William Pickens, Mary Ormond, James Witherspoon Junior (balance of an account), Ebenezer Miller, James Shanks, John Deyermond (Dermon, Dermond), George Harkness, John Jack (work done on wagon and other), Robt Lewis (small balance on an account), William Brown (butter and shoemaker work), Alexander McKee (butter, oats, wheat, beef, tallow), John Mulwee, James Simeson (lengthy account included two spinning wheels, cash in Charlestown, tallow, corn, six acres of corn fodder, wheat, salt, oats, 2 1/2 pints of whiskey, 1 1/2 gallons of rum), Will McGowen (McGowan), Samuel Brown (butter), Thomas Harris, John Witherspoon (for stabling of two horses in Charleston for two nights and 2 bushels of corn), William Mathews (Mathes), Joseph Reed, Jeremiah McWhorter (butter), Thomas Adkins (Adtikins), James Ramsey.


At Wilson Co TN 1840 November 15 NOV 14TH 1840 E.L. WITHERSPOON MARRIED SARAH MCKEE


Sarah Thomas McKee was the widow of Daniel MCKEE of Rutherford Co TN.

Ginny, I will email you as soon as possible -please also feel free to email me first as I have several irons in the fire and running behind. I really want to post as much info as possible. With the posts I have made on this board at numbers 4410, 4430, 4431, 3337, I am hoping someone will see links from NC to TN and further kinship. There are so many surnames that are linked with the McKee but finding the thread to tie them together is always elusive. With so many having the same given names it seems the search for places they were found with the same surnames over and over is at least a place to start. Linda

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