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Ancestors of Gabriel and John Ferrell
Posted by: Amy Kennedy (ID *****5239) Date: March 14, 2011 at 14:25:40
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I am looking for information about my Ferrell ancestors who were originally in Mecklenburg Co. VA, lived in Caswell County NC prior to 1790, and then moved to Mecklenburg Co NC. My ancestor was Gabriel Ferrell (1760-1845). I believe he had a brother John who moved with him to Mecklenburg Co. I have also found listings for old deeds for a William and Agnes Ferrell in Mecklenburg Co NC but I am still trying to determine if he could possibly be a father or older brother.

According to Gabriel Ferrell's Revolutionary War pension application, he was born in Mecklenburg Co. VA and lived in Caswell County before moving to Mecklenburg Co NC after the war. His wife was Mary (abt1770-1848) and I believe her last name was Brown.

His application also has a statement from Moses Christenbury stating he was a neighbor of Gabriel Ferrell in Mecklenburg Co., NC and knew him when they both lived in Caswell County before the war. From this I determined that they moved from Caswell Co. with the Christenbury family.

I also have a Revolutionary War pension application for John Ferrell (abt1750-1805) who I believe to be Gabriel's brother based on family interaction and location. He married Elizabeth Christenbury (1761-1847) in Caswell Co in 1781.

Any information would be appreciated.

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