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Mary An Scrivener (Scrivner) Carroll Co. Mississippi
Posted by: Martha Pentecost (ID *****6029) Date: February 21, 2004 at 14:58:27
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I am seeking information on Mary An Scrivener or Scrivner (another spelling I've seen is Scribner) and her parents. "Mary An" married "Jessie G. Gibson" in Sept. 30, 1858 Book C. Page 277 of Carroll County Mississippi Marriage Records.

In the 1850 Cennsus, Estell Scrivener age 39, b. Alabama and Lycetty Scrivener Tenn is shown in Carroll Co. Mississippi, with the following children: Mary age 15, b. Tenn.; Wallace, 13 b. Ten.; Joseph, age 12, b. Tenn.; James, 8, b. Ala.; Elizabeth, 6, b. Tenn.; Francis 4, Tenn.; Sarah, 2, Miss.; Infant, 5 mos. b. Miss.; and Josiah, age 9, b. Miss.

On the 1860 Census shows L. A. (Lycetty America) as head of househole. Next comes Wallis, age 25/Joseph, 22/ James,20 (Tenn)/ Jane, 16 (last census she was shown as Elizabeth) b. Miss./ Sarah, 12/ the infant listed last census is not shown but there is an addition/ Coran age 4.

In that Census house no's of neighbors were: House No.
322 - Nathan Weathers Pentecost (living alone) age 21, Va.; 323 - Edward Shelton, no age given) b. Va. (large family); 324 - Samuel Shelton, age 43, b. Va.; and
325 - Estell given above.

In this area of Carroll County the families known to have ties by marriage were

Mary Elizabeth Gibson and Nathan Weathers Pentecost
Jesse (Jessie) Gibson and Mary An Scrivener

These Gibsons may have been descendants of Col. John Henry Gibson (War of 1812) of Bedford Co., and d. 1823 in Madison Co. Tenn. near Jackson.

The Pentecosts were from Dinwiddie and Brunswick Co. Va. to Madison Co. Tenn. (near Denmark) before moving in to Carroll Co., Miss.

The Shelton, Caperton and Estill are all allied from Virginia and Kentucky, though most of the places of birth for the older persons on the census shows Tennessee. So these families left out again for new lands.

Mourning Shelton and Archibald Woods are parents of Lucy Woods b. 1774 Virginia who married William Caperton, b. 1766 and d. Carroll Co. Miss. I believe their relationship explains how we find on the 1860 Census of Carroll co. Miss Joseph Caperton age 21 and William Caperton of Tennessee in the household of James W. Gibson. James Gibson's wife was Mary.....don't know maiden name.and another male 15 Henry Skinner b. Miss. lived in the household as well.....maybe she was a Skinner.

There is quite a rich history on the Estills and Capertons who were with Daniel Boone at Boonesborough before establishing Fort Estill a few miles away in the Kentucky wilderness. James Estill and Adam Caperton, his son-in-law were killed in the same battle with the indians. Estill Co. Kentucky is named for James. My direct ancestor is James' brother Samuel Estill. The name Estill is often mispelled "Estell" or "Estelle." Another clue to the Scrivener connection to these families is the use of the name Wallace Scrivener (1860 Census) or "Wallis" as it is spelled in the 1860 Census. James and Samuel Estill's father was named "Wallis" Estill, their mother Mary Ann Campbell.

Jesse and Mary An Scrivener Gibson's children were James, Lucida (Lucinda?), Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Jessee ---- They must have moved after that time, to another county or state, as they are not shown on the 1880 census.

Hope this helps someone discover their family! I would like to hear from anyone who is connected to any of these families, as they are all connected. I began this project working on my Gibsons, but these families have been so interconnected for generations, I find it impossible not to work on all of them. I hope to stir up some interest in the Scrivener family history.

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