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Tillerys of Edgefield Co., SC, 1770/1850
Posted by: Vickie Rushton Bickle Date: February 17, 2000 at 16:30:23
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I'm trying to establish my TILLERY line back from Richard TILLERY, b. ca 1783 SC (Edgefield Co.?), d. Sep/Oct 1860 Butler Co., AL and m. Frances? b. ca 1790 NC/SC, in Edgefield Co., SC. At the present time I do not know who his parents or siblings were.
Based on research that a cousin of mine had someone do for her in Edgefield Co., SC, some years ago, I have determined that the probable lineage of my Richard TILLERY goes like this: Richard>William, b. 14 Jul 1754 Richmond Co., VA and wife, Rachel>Willoughby, b. 7 Apr 1725 Richmond Co., VA and wife, Margaret>Richard, b. 12 Aug 1688 Richmond Co., VA and wife, Elizabeth>Charles and wife, Eleanor.
The children of Willoughbly TILLERY and wife, Margaret, are listed on the North Farnham Parish, VA, Registry, as are the children of Richard TILLERY and wife, Elizabeth. The children of Willoughby and Margaret TILLERY were William b. 14 Jul 1754; John b. 1 May 1757; Elizabeth b. 12 Jun 1760; and Katherine b. 7 Jun 1766. The children of Richard and Elizabeth TILLERY were Thomas b. 25 Mar 1718; John b. 2 Aug 1720; Anne b. 18 Aug 1722; and Willoughby b. 7 Apr 1725. The only child listed for Charles and Eleanor TILLERY is Richard.
I know that Willoughby TILLERY and his son, William, were in Edgefield Co., SC in the late 1700s and early 1800s. There was a John TILLERY, m. Agnes Thurman/Thurmond, in Edgefield County, SC, and later in Greenwood Co., SC. He may be the brother to William TILLERY and s/o Willoughby, but I won't know that until I can find out when this John was born. I don't know the names of any of the children of William and Rachel TILLERY and at this point I am only assuming that my Richard is their son. This John TILLERY may be their son, too. There was also a William TILLERY, Sr. and a William TILLERY listed in the deed books of Edgefield County, SC. I have not determined if the William TILLERY that I think is my Richard's father was the Sr. or the Jr.
There was also an Eppey TILLERY and wife, Violet, from North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., VA in Edgefield Co., SC. They had two daughters listed on the North Farnham Parish Registry, Judith Conway TILLERY b. 10 Sep 1775 and an unknown daughter b. 26 Nov 1777. An Eppey/Eppy TILLERY was later found in Georgia.
The interesting piece of this puzzle that I've just found out recently is that Richard TILLERY, b. 12 Aug 1688, was listed as a cousin in the will of Job TILLERY, s/o of Henry or John TILLERY. I got this info out of the Milton Jared TILLERY book by Edgar C. TILLERY, 1961.
Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated, as I have been searching for Richard's parents and siblings for more years than I care to think about. Vickie


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