The following information was emailed to me by a researcher. It looks like Thomas Wootten of Oglethorpe Co, GA (1721-1791) could be the grandfather of your Elizabeth Wootten who married there in 1812.
His sons Richard, Benjamin, and James are the ones I would check out. You might consult the D.A.R. records cited and see if their children include Elizabeth Wootten Stubblefield.
Here is the lineage:
Robert Wootten of Broughton Malherbe, Kent, England; married Annie, daughter of Henry BELKNAP.
1. Sir Edward (below)
2. Nicholas, Doctor of Laws.
1. Sir Edward Wootten, Knight, of Broughton Malherbe, "was prominent in ability and official honor; died 1551." His son:
3. Thomas Wootten, 1521-1587, succeeded his father in the possession of Broughton Malherbe in 1551, and was for many years an important factor as Sheriff of Kent. For 30 years during the reign of Queen Elizabeth he was regularly included in the various commissions for the country, such as those into cases of piracy and fortifying Dover. In 1573 he entertained the Queen at Broughton, at which time he declined an offer of knighthood made by the sovereign. He is described as being a person of great learning, religion, and wealth. He married first Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Rudson; married second, Eleanor Finch.
children of first wife, Elizabeth:
4. Sir Edward, created Baron by James I, as Lord Wootten of Marby in Kent.
6. Sir John, knighted by Queen Elizabeth
7. Thomas, see below.
Children of second wife, Eleanor Finch:
8. Sir Henry, knighted 1603; diplomat, poet and Provost of Eton College 1625; died 1639; friend of Isaac Walton.
7. Thomas Wootten, a doctor, was born in England 1585, died in Virginia 1669. Came to Jamestown, VA as physician with Capt. John Smith, 1607 (see "Relation of Virginia" by capt. John Smith, Smith's History, 1624).
In "Republic of America," by Alexander Brown, p. 28: Dr. Thomas Wootten, Gentleman, is given as one of Capt. Smith's exploring expedition which left Jamestown May 31, 1607. He is evidently the first doctor of medicine in America and is believed to be the son of Sheriff Wootten of Kent.
Thomas Wootten settled in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, and died there 1669; married widow Sarah Wood. His will was proved March 16, 1669. It mentions wife Sarah, son Richard and wife's son, Thomas Wood. It further provides regarding certain property: "After my son Richard's decease, he leaving no issue, I give it to my next of kin in Northamptonshire, at a town called Castor near unto Petersborough."
9. Richard Wootten died 1687; will proved Sept. 28, 1687. it mentions his wife and sons Richard and Thomas. He married Lucy, daughter of Hodges Council/Councill (Record of Worth S. Ray, Austin, TX, editor of Southern Historical Magazine and author of "Lost Tribes of N.C." and "Tennessee Cousins," etc.)
Thomas Wootten was b. 1651. Record in York Co., VA, July 18, 1715: "Thomas Wootten and Priscilla, his wife, deed of gift, to Thomas Wootten,t heir son, 111 acres in Charles Parish, York County, VA. If the said Thomas dies without issue, then said land to go to Benjamin Wootten."
Benjamin Wootten died 1764, will administered 1764 Halifax Co, N.C. He married Elizabeth, born 1690, daughter of Hilliare and Elizabeth (Lynton) Rousseau.
Thomas (see below)
Thomas Wootten b. 1720 N.C., d. 1791 Oglethorpe Co, GA. Sheriff of Wake Co, N.C.; Justice of the Peace 1776; member of the House of Commons, 1777; married first 1754, Sarah Rabun (Ref.: D.A.R. Lineage Book, Vol. 128, p. 227; Vol. 157, p. 174; vol. 152, p. 7)
He moved to Wilkes Co, GA, and married second, 1769 (DAR, Vol. 100, p 199) Mrs. Tabitha Bradford Pope (1730-1808), widow of John Pope. They are buried in Oglethorpe Co, GA which was formerly a part of Wilkes Co. His last three sons married three Smith Sisters.
Children of first wife, Sarah:
1. Richard B., born Wilkes Co., GA 1760, d. there 1798; Lt. in Capt. John Pope's 7th Co., Col. Freeman's Battalion, GA. Troops (DAR, Vol. 128, p. 227); mar. 1795, Lucretia Cade, b. 1775 (DAR Vol. 157, p. 174)
3. Olivea, born 1759, see later.
Children of the second wife, Tabitha:
4. Mary Ann, 1770-1838, married 1789/90 Bedford James Cade, 1769-1822 of Wilkes Co. (DAR vol. 100, p 199)
5. James 1772-1822, m. 1799 Polly Smith, 1775-1826, dau. of Benjamin Smith of Wilkes Co. (DAR 148, p 287). Ten children, of whom the 8th was Joel Abbott Wootten.
6. Thomas Wootten Jr., 1778-1848, m. Milly Smith, dau of Benjamin. 8 children.
7. Lemuel, b. 1780, married Nancy Smith, daughter of Benjamin. 2 children.
#3. Olivea Wootten was born in N.C. in 1759 and died in GA. She married Capt. Samuel Alexander Jr. (b. July 18, 1757 in N.C., d. Dec 3, 1817 in Wilkes Co., GA). He was the son of Col. Samuel Alexander I.
and became himself captain of a company in Col. Elijah Clark's Regiment of Rifle Corps raised to aid Gen. Wayne, and received a land grant for his services.
Mary b. 1778 m. James Simons, b. 1774
Asenath Alexander Roberts.
Asenath Alexander married Dr. Willis Roberts and moved to Mobile, Alabama, lived at 910 Government Street, sold to Elizabeth Taylor Bolles. She died in 1853. Dr. Roberts was very wealthy and owned a great deal of property.
Their children included:
1. Olivea Alexander Roberts 1804-1883 m. Thomas Mather, b. 1798, d. April 27, 1836, buried Church St. Cemetery, Mobile; had a son, Dr. F.W. Mather who d. June 6, 1861 in New Orleans, buried in Mobile.
2. Joel Abbott Roberts (d. 1863) m. Mary Bolles
lived at 910 Government Street
3. Emily R. Roberts, Jan. 18, 1816-July 2, 1833.
4. Laura Roberts m. Palmer Pillans, city engineer.
Lived at 906 Government Street. Their son, Mobile Mayor Harry Pillans lived at 908 Government Street & m. Elizabeth Henshaw Torrey, daughter of Judge R.C. Torrey and 1st wife Elizabeth Sargent Henshaw (daughter of Andrew Henshaw & Elizabeth Isbell). Judge Torrey's second wife (Mary Anderson Isbell) was his first wife's cousin and sister-in-law, the widow of David Isbell Henshaw. Their son was Palmer Pillans for whom Palmer Pillans School was named.
Harry's sister Edith Pillans m. Howard R. Walker & their son Dr. Howard Seaborn Jones Walker was Mobile county coroner for many years.
Children of Joel Abbott Roberts included:
Laura m. Joseph Hunter
Willis m. "Widow Moffett" (nee Taylor)
Virginia m. George Eberlein
Mary m. Walter Taylor, Mobile
Bessie m. Richard Turman.
Children of Virginia Roberts Eberlein:
Marietta b. 1877 (m. 1897 Washburn Paul)
Edward Palmer Eberlein d. Sept 7, 1941
Winona Eberlein 1881-1950 m. R.R. Patton
John Gaillard Eberlein m. Martha Sirman & had 3 ch.
George Abbott Eberlein m. Edna Welch, had 2 ch.
Helen Eberlein m. Bernard A. Carlin or Carlen, 2 ch.
A 1950 manuscript containing the above lineage cites the following sources:
"A Manuscript by Mrs. Harry H. Herndon," Ozark Alabama, (before 1950),
Hills and Allied Families, WIlkes Co., GA; by Theodoric Hill
Joseph Habersham Historical Collections, Vol. II, pp. 190, 538
Roster of the Revolution by Knight, page 185
Colonial & State Records of N.C. by Saunders, vol. XXIII p. 995
Hist. of Henry Co., GA by Hill, p. 286
Cavaliers & Pioneers by Nugent, p. 169
Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, p. 109
Also, "Alexander-Roberts-Eberlein," a manuscript (c1950), no author listed on my copy, pp. 13-21)
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