There were 2 Mathew Stricklands in the late 1600's, father and son. Father's name is always spelled Mathew and son's name is always spelled Matthew, Jr. The father died before 8/4/1699 probably in Isle of Wight Co. VA. Jr. died before 10/25/1730 also probably in Isle of Wight Co. VA but could have been in Bertie Precinct NC where he owned land also.
One Jacob's wife was Priscilla. This Jacob (son of Jacob, son of Matthew, Jr.) was born about 1725 probably in Isle of Wight Co. VA and died 4/25/1804 in Elbert Co. GA. His father Jacob moved from VA to Edgecombe Co. NC where he lived until his death between 8/18/1788 and May, 1790 probably in Nash Co. NC where his will was probated. I have not researched Jacob and Priscilla much so I do not have when they left the Nash Co. area. Supposedly they moved to another co. in NC before moving to GA but I haven't confirmed that.
What I would really like to find in the Madison Co. GA area is where Kinchen Strickland's land was. When he died he had left the house he lived in to his son Kinchen Milton with 2 rooms to be left for the use of Kinchen Milton's stepmother Sarah until her death. I suspect Kinchen and Kinchen Milton were probably buried on this land.
Here are relevant deeds.
Lived on Hodges Creek
Per Oglethorpe County, GA Deed Books A-E 1794-1809 by Michal Martin Farmer p. 303: in Deed Book E. p. 41: 2 Apr. 1805, John McDaniel, Senr., to Kinchen Strickland, both of said co., for $1000, in Oglethorpe & Elbert Cos. divided by South Fork of Broad River is division of counties, 200 acres, granted by Gov. Geo. Mathews, 31 Dec. 1787, is part of tract granted to John H. Johnson, beg. post oak, N45W 67 chains to black gum, N45E 26 chains to hickory no N. side of river, down river it is the line to hickory on Jas. Griffith's line, on Griffith's line 25 chains to pine cor. adj. Jacob Strickland, 26 chains to pine, S45W to beg., in fee simple (signed) John (m McDaniel, Sr Wit: Jacob McElroy, John (x) Williford. Proved by Jacob McElroy who saw John McDonald ack., 12 Mar. 1806, John Luckie, J.P. Recorded 10 Apr. 1806.
Deed Book E p. 53. 2 Apr. 1805, John McDaniel, Senr. to Kinchin Strickland, both of said co., for $100, South Fork of Broad River in said co., adj. McDaniel, river the line, 20 acres. (signed) John (m) Mcdaniel. Wit: Jacob McKelroy, Jon (x) Williford. Proved by Jacob McElroy, 12 Mar. 1806, John Luckie, J.P. Recorded 28 May 1806.
This area of Oglethorpe County, GA later became Madison Co. GA.
page 135 Madison Co., Ga.: 26 Sep 1812, Kinchin Strickland of Madison Co., to Isaac Strickland, Ex’r and Elizabeth Strickland, Extx. of the estate of Jacob Strickland, dec’d of same county, for $130, for the benefit of the heirs of said dec’d, 54 acres in Madison Co. on south fork of Broad River, beg. pine cor., S9E 22 ch. to pine cor., S50W 17 ch. 74 links to maple cor. on south fork of Broad River, up meanders of river to hickory cor., N80E 22 ch. 81 links to beg., adj. said Strickland and James Griffeth, part of tract orig. granted to John H. Johnson. (signed) Kinchin (x) Strickland. Wit: James Griffeth, Ephraim Strickland, Charles Sorrels, J.I.C. Rec. 19 Dec 1814.
page 113 Madison Co., Ga.: 27 Jun 1814, James Hodge of Jasper Co., Ga. to Kinchin Strickland of Madison Co., Ga., for $500, tract in said county on Hodge’s Creek, 138 acres, part of a 300 acre tract orig. granted to said James Hodge. Beg. pointer, N80E 21 ch. to post oak cor., S10E 43 ch. 50 links to post oak cor., S10E 9 ch. to pointer, N40E 8 ch. to pine cor., N80E 37 ch. to spanish oak cor., N40W along orig. line to sorall pine stump on said line opposite the house which Kinchin Strickland now lives in, thence straight line to beg. (signed) James Hodge. Wit: Arnold Thomason, Joseph Albright, William Lokey. Proved by Arnold Thomason 1 Aug 1814, Allen Daniel J.I.C. Rec. 24 Aug 1814.
1840 tax list he owned 1040 acres in Madison Co. and 490 acres in Appling Co.
Kinchen Milton is listed on the 1880 Madison Co. GA census in Danielsville. He died either in 1893 or 1896 so is not on the 1900 census. His wife Lettie died 5/5/1920 and is buried at Moon's Grove Church in Madison Co. I do not know where this is, and if you could find this church and search the church records this would be helpful. It is possible Kinchen Milton is buried there too, but I doubt it.
I had a short time in Madison Co. when I went there to research, so I didn't pull Kinchen Milton's deeds nor did I look for will or estate records for him. It would be helpful to do this.
I have info on the descendants of Kinchen and of Kinchen Milton. And of course my book has this line back 4 generations before Kinchen. Let me know if you need further info.
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