In the Genealogy Soc. of Old Tryon Co., NC, Bulletin (August, 1998, p. 133)
“The WATERS family of Rutherford County (NC) begins with Absalom WATERS who
came here from Burke Co. Three land grant surveys in then Burke Co. were surveyed for
John WATERS in March 1779 and Absalom WATERS was a chain carrier on each
survey. All three tracts are described as being on Avington’s Creek. Since Absalom was
a young man at that time, the speculation is that John was his father. According to
Rutherford Co. records, Absalom died abt. 1816.”
“... in 1846 ... Absalom’s widow Jane WATERS gave a deposition filed with the
Revolutionary War pension application of Thomas and Elizabeth OWENS ...”
The WATERS history I have shows John WATERS who died Abt. 1786 was a son of
John WATERS (d. 1776, Amherst Co., VA). John WATERS’ (son of John) Will was
probated in Union Co., SC, signed 10 Aug 1786, had a dau. Elizabeth who m. Thomas
OWENBY, b. abt 1767, Amherst Co., VA.
John WATERS, Union Co., SC, Will Book, Page 22, 10 Aug 1786. “Brother Moses
WATERS 133 acres land on Thickety Creek whereon said Moses now lives ... sister’s
SON THOMAS OWNBEY.”
Was Thomas OWENS’ wife Elizabeth WATERS? What is the connection between
Absalom WATERS and John WATERS of Union Co., SC, whose brother Moses
WATERS lived on Thickety Creek, Rutherford Co., NC? Is this the same John who had
three land surveys in Burke Co.?
Would appreciate any information.
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