Pauline Prewitt McClinton1,2

F, #428, b. 2 November 1916, d. 6 August 2005
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherBenjamin Holmes McClinton3,4 b. 7 Aug 1882, d. 9 Jul 1926
MotherDora Blanche Turner4 b. 20 May 1883, d. 3 Mar 1980

Family

James Wilson Shepard Sr b. 10 Oct 1914, d. 1 Oct 1997
Last Edited6 Jun 2019
     Pauline Prewitt McClinton was born on 2 November 1916 in Gatesville, Coryell County, Texas,5,4 and baptized on 14 November 1916. By C. L. Cartering.1 She received a University of Texas degree at Austin, Travis County, Texas.6

     She graduated Cum Laude from the University of Texas.5

     She was a Methodist. At her death, she had been a member of University Park United Methodist Church for 50 years.5

     Pauline Prewitt McClinton and James Wilson Shepard Sr obtained a marriage license on 21 June 1937 in Harris County, Texas.2

     Pauline Prewitt McClinton, 20, married James Wilson Shepard Sr, 22 on 2 July 1937 in Cisco, Eastland County, Texas. With Rev. M. H. Applewhite, Presbyterian Minister, officiating.2

     Pauline Prewitt McClinton lived at Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.

     Pauline Prewitt McClinton died on 6 August 2005 at age 88 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas,5 and was buried in Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.
     Her funeral service was held on 9 Aug 2005 at University Park United Methodist Church.7

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
19203 and 2/12 years of ageCisco, Eastland County, Texas8
193013 years of age, but did not attend school after 1 Sep 1929Cisco, Eastland County, Texas9

Citations

  1. [S230] Drewa, Vernon, "Email, Vernon Drewa," e-mail message from e-mail address to Toby Turner, dated 16 Sep 1997 containing a report entitled "Turner Family", page 15.
  2. [S5592] "Texas, Select County Marriage Records, 1837-2015," index and images, Ancestry.com, (Provo, Utah) accessed 26 Dec 2016.
  3. [S1214] Coryell Museum and Historical Center, compiler. Families of Coryell County, Texas (Gatesville: Pediment Publishing, 2004), page 145.
  4. [S72] "1920 United States Federal Census," Eastland County, Texas, population schedule, Enumeration District (ED) 118, Sheet 20B, dwelling 363, family 425, B. L. McClinton household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  5. [S1154] "Pauline McClinton Shepard," Dallas Morning News, DallasNews.com, 8 Aug 2005, n/a.
  6. [S230] Drewa. Email.
  7. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 29 Nov 2018, memorial page for Pauline McClinton Shepard (1916-2005) at memorial page... Maintained by Find A Grave, originally created by DonZas; citing Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. This site consists of data submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery internments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and many times supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included.
  8. [S72] "1920 U. S. Census," Eastland County, Texas, pop. sch., ED 118, Sheet 20B, dwell. 363, fam. 425, B. L. McClinton household, Roll 1797, page 253B if using name search.
  9. [S2115] "1930 United States Federal Census," Eastland County, Texas, population schedule, Cisco Township, Enumeration District (ED) 67-26, Sheet 32B, dwelling 219, family 244, Dora B. McClinton household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuestOnline, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.

James Wilson Shepard Sr1,2

M, #429, b. 10 October 1914, d. 1 October 1997

Family

Pauline Prewitt McClinton b. 2 Nov 1916, d. 6 Aug 2005
Last Edited29 Nov 2018
     James Wilson Shepard Sr was born on 10 October 1914 in Cisco, Eastland County, Texas. He was the son of Floyd Euvelle Shepard (1893-1958) and Annette Lee Jaco Shepard (1892-1976.)2 He received a from the University of Texas degree at Austin, Travis County, Texas.3

     James Wilson Shepard Sr and Pauline Prewitt McClinton obtained a marriage license on 21 June 1937 in Harris County, Texas.1

     James Wilson Shepard Sr, 22, married Pauline Prewitt McClinton, 20, daughter of Benjamin Holmes McClinton and Dora Blanche Turner, on 2 July 1937 in Cisco, Eastland County, Texas, with Rev. M. H. Applewhite, Presbyterian Minister, officiating.1

     James Wilson Shepard Sr died on 1 October 1997 at age 82 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas,3 and was buried in Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.
     Obituary appearing in the Dallas Morning News on October 2, 1997, revealed, in part:
James died after a long struggle with Parkinson Disease at home. His courage will be remembered by those who loved and cared for him. He received his B.B.A. degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a member of two fraternities and was President of the School of Business Administration in 1936. Jim served twelve years as a Special Agent of the FBI and then became prominent in the consumer finance and insurance fields.

     Jim served from 1941 to 1952 as an FBI Agent.2

Citations

  1. [S5592] "Texas, Select County Marriage Records, 1837-2015," index and images, Ancestry.com, (Provo, Utah) accessed 26 Dec 2016.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 29 Nov 2018, memorial page for James Wilson Shepard, Sr (1914-1997) at memorial page... Maintained by Joe Pearce; citing Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. This site consists of data submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery internments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and many times supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included.
  3. [S230] Drewa, Vernon, "Email, Vernon Drewa," e-mail message from e-mail address to Toby Turner.

Sarah Williamson Rainey1

F, #431, b. 29 October 1815, d. 7 October 1888
FatherWilliamson Rainey Jr2 b. c 1789, d. b 16 Feb 1857
MotherMartha Elizabeth Cook b. c 1793, d. b 21 Dec 1857
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Charles Granderson Turner b. 17 Feb 1817, d. 30 Jan 1880
Children
Last Edited19 Sep 2019
     Sarah Williamson Rainey was born on 29 October 1815, daughter of Williamson Rainey Jr and Martha Elizabeth Cook, in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. Some undocumented sources report her born in Marengo.3,4 Sarah Williamson Rainey also has been reported to have been born on 29 October 1814 at Virginia, according to the obituary printed in the Texas Christian Advocate.5 Another source indicates the year of birth as circa 1817 at Virginia.6 Williamson Rainey, Jr, father of the bride, gave consent to the marriage on 13 December 1838 at Mecklenburg County, Virginia.1

     Sarah Williamson Rainey, 23, and Charles Granderson Turner, 21, obtained a marriage bond on 13 December 1838 at Mecklenburg County, Virginia, with Thomas J. Rainey, her brother, as bondsman.1

     Sarah married Charles Granderson Turner, son of Stephen Turner and Martha Wright, after 13 December 1838 at Mecklenburg County, Virginia, with Rev. Benjamin R. Duval officiating.1

     On 1 July 1845, Sarah W. Turner witnessed the Last Will and Testament of Eleanor Mabry in Warren County, North Carolina on this date.

     After 1857, Sarah and Charles lived on Turner land in Warren County, North Carolina until about the time Williamson Rainey, Jr. died in 1857. They then sold their land in North Carolina and bought the Williamson Rainey Jr house. This property was lost following the Civil War. The property with the house was bought in 1919 by Ed Gaulin who operated a store on the road. His daughter is Vergie Dix, who was 86 years old and living in the house with a retarded relative in 1992. In an email dated April 11, 2001, additional information on the house, as well as the attached picture, was provided: "The house has five rooms downstairs and two rooms upstairs for a total of seven rooms. Virgie said her father had made a small addition to the kitchen area. You could see where it had been joined to the house. The chimney on the west end of the building is double-breasted, for fireplaces on both levels. Carstairs Bracy believed that the front of the house was burned and rebuilt. The chimney on the east side of the house has the date 1871 scratched into its stucco covering. Court records would make this after the Turners had moved away and the house was sold in 1867."

     A DAR marker is in the front yard commemorating the Revolutionary War service of Williamson Rainey, Sr. (1760-1847) as a private in the Virginia militia. There is also a windmill in the yard, the only one I have ever seen in Virginia. At the time we visited it was not working although the well was still used, the water being drawn up by hand. A simple-minded nephew was living with Virgie, who was 86 at the time of our first visit, and he drew the water and split wood to heat the house. Virgie had laundry hanging on the line in the yard. There was what appeared to be an outhouse behind the house, whether it was in use I do not know."

     "The Virginia Historical Society: Jeremy Francis Gilmore map #56, 1864 shows the Rainey/Turner house; J. F. Gilmore map #57 (sheet 3) shows Tanner's store on corner of St. Tammany Road and Bellefield Road. Vance and Warren Counties, North Carolina, also on maps #56 and #57. (The) Town of Boydton on Plank Road to Petersburg. . . Several maps call LaCrosse, Puryear. Maps include Tanner's store and Marengo Post Office, but do not show Sardis Church or houses. The Masonic hall is listed.

     Another Rainey house (is) on the road between Kidds Road and St. Tammany Road, which leads down to St. Tammany Ferry where the Roanoke River was crossed. The original town was in this area on the Roanoke River. It was moved and became Bracy when the railroad was built.7

     In February 1857, according to Vernon Drewa, a bill was introduced in Chancery Court as follows:

     "Martha Rainey, Henry Thomas & wife, Zackariah Curtis & wife, Thomas Thompson & wife, Herbert B. Rainey, Edward Cleaton & wife and Martha
Rainey.
vs.
John J. Rainey, Henry Rainey, Charles G. Turner & Sailie his wife, Charles W. Rainey, Adelia A. Rainey, and Rosa, Rufus and Robert Rainey, children
of Thomas J. Rainey.

     To the worshipful the County court of Mecklenburg in Chancery Sitting.
Your complainants Martha Rainey, Henry Thomas & Emily his wife formerly Rainey, Zachariah Curtis & Harriett his wife formerly Rainey, Thomas Thompson & Mary his wife formerly Rainey, Herbert B. Rainey, Edward Cleaton & Margaret his wife formerly Rainey, and Martha Rainey respectfully represent unto your worship that Williamson Rainey was in his lifetime seized and possessed of a considerable real estate, slaves & other personal property, and being so thereof seized and possessed, some time recently, to wit, in the early part of the year 1857 departed this life inteste, leaving your complainants and John J. Rainey, Henry Rainey, Charles G. Turner & Sailie his wife formerly Rainey, Charles W. Rainey, Adelia A. Rainey, and Rosa Rainey, Rufus Rainey & Robert Rainey children of Thomas J. Rainey his heirs at law that Charles G. Turner & John J. Rainey qualified in this court upon the Estate of the said Williamson Rainey and executed a proper bond conditioned as the law directs for the faithful discharge of their duties as administrators.
Your complainants further state that Martha Rainey one of your Complainants is the widow of the said Williamson Rainey and that she is desirous that her dower in the lands 7 slaves of her late husband should be assigned her without dela- that your complainants are informed and believe that the debts of the said Williamson Rainey are but few and of small amounts, and that they are fully satisfied, that it will require no part of the real estate or slaves to pay any part of the debts of the said Williamson Rainey, but that he has left more than enough of other property to satisfy them -Your complainants would further state that the said Williamson Rainey in his lifetime made advancements to several of his children - that he advanced to his daughter Sailie Rainey who intermarried with Charles G. Turner money and other property to the value of about $700 that he advanced to his son John J. Rainey money & other property to the value of about $800 that he advanced to his son Thomas J. Rainey the father of Rosa, Rufus, and Robert Rainey money & other property to the value of about $600 that he advanced to his daughter Harriett Rainey who intermarried with Zackaraiah Curtis money and other property to the value of about $700 that he advanced to his daughter Margaret Rainey who intermarried with Edward Cleaton money & other property to the value of about $700. that he advanced to his daughter Emily Rainey who intermarried with Henry Thomas money & other property to the value of about $700 - that he advanced to his daughter Mary Rainey who intermarried with Thomas Thompson money & other property to the value of about $700 - and that he advanced to his son Herbert B. Rainey money & other property to the value of about $800.     which advancements your complainants ask shall be accounted for by the parties respectively before they may be permitted to receive a distributive share of the Estate of which said Williamson Rainey died seized and possessed - Your complainants further state that after one third of the lands & slaves have been assigned to the Complainant Martha Rainey in the estate of her late husband Williamson Rainey as her dower that they do not believe the residue will be susceptible of partition in kind among the parties thereto entitled - that the interest of each in the real estate will be worth considerably less than three hundred dollars, and that the slaves being so few in numbers and so unequal in value that they cannot be well divided, your complainants therefore desire that the proceeds distributed among the parties in proportion to their respective interest therein - In consideration whereof, and as your complainants are without remedy except in a court of Equity where matters of this kind are along & properly cognizable your compts. pray that John J. Rainey & Charles G. Turner, Charles W. Rainey, Adelia A. Rainey, Rosa Rainey, Rufus Rainey & Robert Rainey the last six of whom are infants be made parties defendants to this bill and required to answer the allegations herein contained - that a guardian ad litem be assigned the infant defendants that one third in value of the real estate & slaves of which the said Williamson Rainey died seized and possessed be assigned to Martha Rainey as her dower and that the residue of each both the lands & slaves be sold and the proceeds there of be distributed among the parties thereto entitled in proportion to their respective Interests - And that your worships will grant unto your Compts. such other & general relief in the premises as in justice & Equity they may be entitled to & they will ever pray, etc."

     I do not know the outcome of this suit. Nor do I know who Thomas J. Rainey (his children being mentioned) was.8

     Between 1862 and 1868, Sarah lost her three older brothers in the Civil War. Her youngest brother died in 1868 in Texas.9

     Sarah Williamson Turner died on 7 October 1888 at age 72 in Tyler, Smith County, Texas,5 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County, Texas.
     "Died in the city of Tyler, Texas, Oct. 7, 1888, Mrs. S. W. Turner, mother of Rev. Stephen W. Turner, late of the East Texas Conference. Sister Turner was born in Mecklenburgh county, Va., on October 29, 1814. She was a Christian from early childhood, and a devoted member of the M. E. Church, South, to her death. She was a woman of extraordinary gifts of mind. Her thoughts dwelt always on the nobler things of life, and caught their inspiration from a source not reached except by those of large intellectual capabilities and great spiritual purity. To have known and to have enjoyed her conversation is acounted by this writer a rare privilege. Hers was a ripe, full life, garnered as the sheaf of corn in its season.
H.M. DUBOSE.5,3,10

     She is also reported to have died on 10 October 1888 at Tyler, Smith County, Texas.3,11

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1840as the free white female between 20 and 40 years of age enumerated in her husband's householdWarren County, North Carolina12
185033 years of age98th Regiment, Mecklenburg County, Virginia6
186044 years of ageSaint Tammany PO, Mecklenburg County, Virginia4
187057 years of ageSmith County, Texas13
188064 years of age and living in her son, Stephen's, household as a BoarderHenderson, Rusk County, Texas14

Citations

  1. [S423] Vogt, John and Kethley, T. William. Mecklenburg County Marriages - 1765-1853 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Co., 1989), page 259. Virginia Historic Marriage Register.
  2. [S3132] Mecklenburg County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 18-19, 1853-1859, vol. 20 (p. 1-250), 1859-1861, FHL Film 1,870,866, microfilm of original records and typescripts at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse in Boydton, Virginia and at the Virginia State Library and Archives at Richmond, Virginia, Williamson Rainey estate administration (1857), Will Book 19.
  3. [S176] East Texas Genealogical Society. Cemetery Records of Smith County, Texas, I (Tyler: The East Texas Genealogical Society, 1981), page 15.
  4. [S68] "1860 United States Federal Census," Mecklenburg County, Virginia, population schedule, dwelling 214, family 214, Charles G. Turner household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  5. [S545] Sarah W. Turner, The Texas Christian Advocate, column 4, 22 Nov 1888, page 7, posted online 9 Jan 2003 by Vickie Betts, provided via email from Stephen Turner, 13 Aug 2003; 11:14 pm.
  6. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Mecklenburg County, Virginia, population schedule, 98th Regiment Township, dwelling 140, family 140, Charles G. Turner household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  7. [S251] Luke, Joy Turner, e-mail message from (e-mail address) (Sperryville, Virginia) to Toby Turner, dated 17 Feb 2001.
  8. [S230] Drewa, Vernon, "Email, Vernon Drewa," e-mail message from e-mail address to Toby Turner, dated 7 Aug 2007 containing an ahnentafel of Stephen W. Turner, citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Chancery Court, Feb 1857. The Library of Virginia has microfilm roll 164 of Chancery Order Book 2, 1845-1860, Circuit Superior Court of Law available on interlibrary loan.
  9. [S493] Rainey, H. Wayne, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner, dated 21 Feb 2001.
  10. [S230] Drewa. Email, dated 7 Aug 2007 containing an ahnentafel of Stephen W. Turner, citing the Texas Christian Advocate, 22 Nov 188, page 7, column 4 provided by Steve Turner her grandson.
  11. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 14 Jan 2014, memorial page for Sarah W Turner (1815-1888) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by cjgriffith, maintained by Tyler; citing Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County. This site consists of data submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery internments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and many times supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included.
  12. [S1026] "1840 United States Federal Census," Warren County, North Carolina, Roll 372, page 31, images 20 and 21, line 26, Charles G. Turner household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M704. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  13. [S672] "1870 United States Federal Census," Smith County, Texas, population schedule, Tyler Beat No 1 Township, dwelling 309, family 311, Benj Turner household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  14. [S677] "1880 United States Federal Census," Rusk County, Texas, population schedule, Henderson Township, Enumeration District (ED) 72, Sheet 12, dwelling 104, family 112, S. W. Turner household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.

Marcella Mary Henry1

F, #432, b. 24 January 1899, d. circa May 1956

Family

Grady T. Turner b. 30 Dec 1894, d. 1 Jul 1990
Last Edited12 Sep 2018
     Marcella Mary Henry was born on 24 January 1899.

     Marcella married Grady T. Turner, son of Rev. Stephen Williamson Turner and Dora Anna Shuford, circa 1924 at New York City, New York County, New York. No sign of this marriage can be found on the FHL online record search in New York City or county.2

     She died circa May 1956. I can't find confirmation of this either, after searching relentlessly on FamilySearch and Ancestry.com.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
192526 years of ageNew York City, New York County, New York3
193031 years of age and married for the first time at 25Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania2

Citations

  1. [S230] Drewa, Vernon, "Email, Vernon Drewa," e-mail message from e-mail address to Toby Turner.
  2. [S2115] "1930 United States Federal Census," Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia, Ward 42 Township, Enumeration District (ED) 51-1029, Sheet 2A, family 35, Grady Turner household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuestOnline, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  3. [S3830] "New York, State Census, 1925," index to associated digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KS7W-MM1 from which I connected to the original image on Ancestry.com ): accessed 29 Jun 2014), Grady Turner, New York, New York.

Anne Theresa Connelly1

F, #434, b. 2 July 1908, d. 11 December 1960
FatherDavid Connelly1
MotherAnne Donahue1 b. c 1871

Family

Grady T. Turner b. 30 Dec 1894, d. 1 Jul 1990
Last Edited29 Nov 2018
     Anne Theresa Connelly was born on 2 July 1908, daughter of David Connelly and Anne Donahue, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. This could be in either Philadelphia, Montgomery or Delaware County.1

     Anne Theresa Connelly, 30, married Grady T. Turner, 43, son of Rev. Stephen Williamson Turner and Dora Anna Shuford, on 22 October 1938 in Baltimore, Maryland. I can't find this marriage in FamilySeach online records in Maryland or Philadelphia marriage records. I can't find it anywhere in the United States on either FamilySearch OR Ancestry.com as of 15 Apr 2017.

     Anne Theresa Turner died of metatstatic carcinoma of the breast on 11 December 1960 at age 52 in Dallas,1 and was buried on 12 December 1960 in Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.1,2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
192012 years of age and living with her mother who was a roomer at the addressCamden, Camden County, New Jersey3
194031 years of age and living with her husband and stepdaughterPhiladelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania4

Citations

  1. [S2608] "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K341-WT6 : accessed 7 Jun 2016), Anne Theresa Turner, 11 Dec 1960; citing certificate number 70616, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,116,618.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 29 Nov 2018, memorial page for Anne T Turner (1908-1960)Becky Romo at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Becky Romo, maintained by 102842771; citing unknown cd6. This site consists of data submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery internments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and many times supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included.
  3. [S5479] "Fourteenth Census of the United States: 1920," digitized microfilm, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, National Archives (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M45M-3F5: accessed 25 Aug 2016), Anna Connlley, roomer, 1920, Camden Ward 2, Camden, New Jersey, United States; citing ED 11, sheet 7B, household 125, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,022.
  4. [S3273] "1940 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQWT-FPL ): accessed 13 Jun 2016), Grady T Turner, Ward 38, Philadelphia, Philadelphia City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 51-1408, sheet 1B, family 25, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3732.

Dr. Quincy Adams Shuford1,2

M, #436, b. 4 April 1826, d. 26 June 1904
FatherJohn Jay Shuford3,4,5 b. 2 Jan 1792, d. b 28 Jan 1873
MotherCatherine Corpening3 b. 10 Jan 1791, d. 13 Apr 1868

Family

Julia Ann Petty b. 1830, d. 24 Dec 1893
Child
Last Edited31 May 2019
     Quincy Adams Shuford was born on 4 April 1826, son of John Jay Shuford and Catherine Corpening, in Lincoln County, North Carolina. The 1900 census lists him born in May 1826.1,3,6,7 Dr. Quincy Adams Shuford also has been reported to have been born on 4 May 18268,9 and on 5 May 1826, at North Carolina.10,11

     On 29 March 1849, he graduated from Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia and moved to Newton, Catawba County, North Carolina.12

     Dr. Quincy Adams Shuford, 23, and Julia Ann Petty, 19 years, obtained a marriage bond on 23 May 1849 at Wilkes County, North Carolina, A/[ndw/] A. Scroggs was the bondsman with both he and Quincy Adams Shuford bonded in the amount of £500 current money (?)13,14,2

     Quincy Adams married Julia Ann Petty, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Petty and Cynthia Bryan, after 23 May 1849 at Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina. The marriage record was returned 9 Jun 1849.13,15,16

     In 1854, he moved to Mt. Carmel, Smith County, Texas, where he practiced medicine for thirteen years.17

     He began military service on 15 July 1861 at Smith County, Texas, when he was enrolled as a Private in Company 2 (Reserve), 12th Brigade, Texas Militia by David Hill in Tyler, Texas at Mt. Carmel Post Office.18

     In 1867, he moved to St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.17,12

     Between 1873 and 1875, the Tyler Reporter newspaper was under the supervision of Captain Sid S. Johnson and Dr. G. [should be Q.] A. Shuford.19

     On 15 August 1874, "F. M. Holland M. C.
     Q. A. Shuford M. D.
     Drs. Holland & Shuford
     Have re-associated themselves
     in the practice of their profession. Office over Murphy's jewelry store."20

     On 15 July 1882, his office was located at Shuford & Cherry & Co. Drug Store.21

     In 1883, he took a special course at New York Polyclinic.22

     In 1889, he took a special course at New Orleans Polyclinic.22

     Dr. Quincy Adams Shuford died at 8:00 am of 'fatty degeneration of heart' of 3 month duration on 26 June 1904 at age 78 in Tyler, Smith County, Texas,23,24,8 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County, Texas. Vernon Drewa sent the following Memoriam which had been pasted in the scrapbook of Neal Waskom Turner.

     In Memoriam
          "Having been appointed by the medical profession of the city of Tyler to draft a suitable memoriam in regard to the death of our honored beloved confrere, Dr. Q. A. Shuford, our committee begs to engross our esteem for him in the following words:"

          "Dr. Quince A. Shuford was born in Lincoln County, North Carolina, on the 4th day of May, 1826. His preliminary education was obtained in the common schools of that county. After leaving school he began the study of medicine, and was graduated from the Jefferson Medical College on the 29th day of March, 1849. Two months after graduating he was married to Miss Julia Anna Petty of Wilkes, North Carolina. After graduating in medicine he located in Newton, Catawba County, North Carolina, where he practiced his profession until 1854. In that year he came to Texas and located at Mt. Carmel in Smith County, where he practiced for thirteen years. In 1867 he removed to Landry Parish, Louisiana, and practiced until 1871. In 1871 he came to Tyler, where he practiced until his death. Dr. Shuford had thus continuously practiced his chosen profession for a period of fifty-years, and was one of the oldest practitioners in Texas."

          "In 1883 he went to New York City, where he engaged in post graduate work, and in 1889 went to New Orleans for a post graduate course in medicine."

          "In 1890 Dr. Shuford began to with-draw from general practice and to engage in his work as a specialist. In 1890 he was awarded a diploma and a medal was struck in his honor by the Academy for Inventions of Paris, France."

          "In the fall of 1902 Dr. Shuford contracted la grippe, which left its mark upon his general health. In the spring of last year he again suffered from la grippe and from which he never fully recovered."

          "He departed this life at his home in Tyler, surrounded by relatives on Sunday morning, June 26, 1904 at 8:35 o'clock. His wife, Mrs. J. A. Shuford, died at her home in Tyler December 24, 1893."

          "The deceased was the father of eleven children, only four of whom are now living - Mrs. S. W. Turner of Gatesville, Mrs. W. T. Cherry and Mrs. C. E. Wood of Tyler and Quincy Shuford of Ben Arnold, Texas."

          "While in this life the subject of the memoir typified in many ways the life of the true Christian physician. He loved his profession and his devotion to it extended over a period of half a century. He was a man of sterling qualities, and fearlessly honest. In his private life he placed his ideals high, and he loved the things which were true and beautiful."

          "His character was absolutely pure. Nothing but the sweetest perfume enshrouds his character, the greatest gift of all mankind."

          "In the sick room he was gentle, positive, refined, hopeful. His innate feelings were almost as tender as a child and in the loss of a patient he has been known to shed tears. He bore his sickness with great fortitude, and when death itself approached it found him waiting with hopes undismayed, calmly waiting for a higher, nobler life beyond the grave."

          "In the exemplary life of our departed brother, we find much to commend itself to each one of us, to give us hope, therefore be it."

          "Resolved, By the physicians of the city of Tyler, that in the death of our oldest representative practitioner of medicine, we have sustained a loss greatly to be deplored, and that each of us should emulate his good example by engrafting more deeply into our lives the cardinal virtues which he employed."

          "Resolved. That a copy of this memoir and resolutions be given the sorrowing family of our beloved brother."

     ALBERT WOLDERT, M.D.
     J. D. PHILLIPS, M.D.
     D.H. CONNALLY, M.D."25,8,26

     "Q. A. Shuford, M. D., is one of the oldest physicians and surgeons of Smith County, Texas. His father, John J. Shuford, was born in Lincoln County, North Carolina and lived and died there. He was a merchant all his life, and accumulated considerable property. He married Catherine, daughter of Albert Corpening of Lincoln County, North Carolina, and she also was born, reared and died there. Dr. Shuford is of German extraction of both sides, and is the fourth in the following family of seven children Marcus, Franklin, Levi, Fannie, Quince Adams, Henry, Pinkney, and Susan.

     Q. A. Shuford was born in Lincoln County, North Carolina, May 4, 1826, and was educated at Lincolnton Academy. He graduated from the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia, March 29, 1849, and located at Newton, Catawba County, North Carolina, where he practiced medicine four years; came to Texas in 1854 and settled in Smith County, but in 1867 moved to Sant Landry Parish, Louisiana, where he remained until 1871, returning to Smith County. He has practiced medicine all his time since graduation, having taken a special course in the New York Polyclinic in 1883, and in the New Orleans Polyclinic in 1889.

     Dr. Shuford has recently issued a small pamphlet relating to the hypodermic treatment of internal hemorrhoids, which he has printed for the purpose of giving his professional brethren all the information that he can upon the subject, and at the same time benefit suffering humanity. The doctor has himself met with wonderful success in the treatment of the disorder mentioned, and his brochure should be in the hands of every practitioner; it may be had by writing him.

     He married May 22, 1849, Julia Ann, daughter of Benjamin F. Petty, of Wilkes County, North Carolina; she is a native of that county, and the mother of 10 children, 5 living and grown."27

     On 28 Jun 1904, a Memorandiam prepared by his son-in-law, Stephen W. Turner, was published:
" Dr. Quincy A. Shuford was born in Lincoln County, North Carolina on the 4th day of May, 1826. He received a common school education and having decided upon the medical profession as his life work, he attended Jefferson Medical College, from which he graduated Mary 29,1849. He was soon after married to Julia Anna Petty, of Wilkes, North Carolina., who preceded him to heaven December 2, 1893. He located in Newton, N. C, and very successfully practiced his chosen profession till 1854, when he came to Smith County, Texas, and located at Mt. Carmel, where he had a very large and eminently successful practice for thirteen years. During these years he did a great deal of charity practice for the families of Confederate soldiers and widows and orphans. In 1867 he removed to St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, where he practiced for four years. He then returned to Smith County, Texas, and located in Tyler. He was devoted to his chosen profession and practiced fifty-five years with great success. He kept in line with the best thought and practice of a progressive age. he was a constant student. In 1883 he took a post graduate course in New York City. In 1889 he went to New Orleans and took a special course and during the remainder of his life devoted himself chiefly to special practice. In 1890 the Academy of Scientific Inventions in Paris, France, unsolicited, awarded him a diploma and special medal for the invention of a speculum for the special treatment of hemorrhoids - a rare honor. Dr. Shuford was a man among men. He was the very soul of honor and in his sight 'a vile person was condemned.' He despised every thing little and low and mean. He loved righteousness. A committee of the medical fraternity to draft suitable resolutions said of him: 'His character was absolutely pure. Nothing but the sweetest perfume enshrouds his character, the greatest gift to all mankind; he loved the things which were true and beautiful.' He was an unpretentious man and naturally retiring in his disposition. He had the modesty and purity of a chaste virgin. He was a devoted, life-long, conscientious and consistent Christian. In the bosom of his family and the inner circle of his friends his virtues shone most conspicuously. He loved the sanctuary and he 'tasted the good word of God and the powers of the world to come.' He lived more than he professed, the summons, therefore, found him 'watching and waiting.' He was ready. Often had he said this to his children. To his pastor he said: 'Looking back over my life, I have nothing to regret.' He passed away quietly and peacefully on Sunday morning, June 26, 1904 from his home in Tyler, Texas, to his happier home in heaven. He leaves to his children and friends the legacy of an untarnished character and unsullied name and the example of a spotless life and thereby, though dead, he yet speaketh. He is gone, but they know where and how to find him.

     His children are Mrs. S. W. Turner, of Gatesville; Mrs. W. T. Cherry and Mrs. Clayton E. Wood, of Tyler, and Mr. Quincy Shuford of Ben Arnold, Texas."
Signed S. W. TURNER.17

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
Physician with real estate valued at $1,310 (worth $35,619.15 in 2012 dollars)28
185024 years of ageNewton Township, Catawba County, North Carolina28
186034 years of ageMt. Carmel PO, Smith County, Texas29
Physician with real estate valued at $2,400 (worth $60,443.85 in 2012 dollars) and personal property worth $5,500 (worth $138,517.15 in 2012 dollars)29
1870as R. A. (oddly enough), and 45 years of ageBayou Chicot PO, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana30
Physician and a Farmer with real estate valued at $2,200 (worth $39,357.19 in 2012 dollars) and personal property worth $700 (worth $12,522.74 in 2012 dollars)30
188054 years of age. Also living in his household is a Rebecca Shuford, 55, born in North Carolina whose parents were also born in North Carolina who is described as a Servant. J M Smith, age 39, is living there and is a Brick MasonTyler, Smith County, Texas31
Physician31
190074 years of age, widowed, and is head of a household consisting of his daughter, Blanche, her husband and their three children, as well as a servant, Bertha Sanders, age 43. He also reports both his parents were born in GermanyTyler, Smith County, Texas6
Physician who owns his home free of mortgage6

Citations

  1. [S469] Shuford, David Wilson. Origins Of The Shuford Family in America (Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc., 1998), page 105.
  2. [S2989] "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XF9T-Y9C : accessed 15 Dec 2012), Quincey Adams Shuford and Julia Ann Petty, 23 May 1849; citing Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, p. , Office of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Records. State Archive of North Carolina and various county Register of Deeds; FHL microfilm 546,480.
  3. [S1611] Biographical Souvenir of The State of Texas 1889 (Chicago: F. A. Battery and Company, 1889), now available online at http://www.txfannin.org/booksonline.php , courtesy of Vernon Drewa.
  4. [S3397] Sherrill, Elizabeth Bray. The Shuford Gold Mine (Sherills Ford: E. B. S., 1991), page 11.
  5. [S3398] Shuford, Rev. Julius H.. A Historical Sketch of The Shuford Family (Hickory, North Carolina: A. L. Crouse & Son, Printers, 1901), page 14.
  6. [S70] "1900 United States Federal Census," Smith County, Texas, population schedule, Enumeration District (ED) 97, Sheet 1, dwelling 12, family 13, Q A Shuford household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  7. [S2818] Rucker, Elizabeth Hoyle, The Genealogy of Peiter Heyl and His Descendants, 1100-1936: with the intermarried families of Arnold, Bess, Byrd, Cansler, Carlock, Carpenter, Costner (Kestner), Davis, Freeman, Friday, Gantt (Gaunt,Ghent) Green, Hahn, Henkel, Hoffman, Hovis, Huffstetler, Jones, Klein, Lineberger (Leinberger) , Mendenhall, McIntosk, Nesbitt, Payne, Patton, Peel, Peeler, Porter, Ramsour, Reihnardt, Rhyne, Reynolds, Robinson, Rudisill, Shuford, Summey, Smither, Thompson, Wells, Warlick, Weidner, and Wilfong (Shelby: E. H. R., c1938), page 123, mistakenly has him born 1821. This book is replete with errors, particularly with respect to the German ancestors of Pieter Heyl, and therefore should be used with caution.
  8. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 26 Sep 2012, memorial page for Dr Quincy Adams Shuford (1826-1904) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by PickledDuncan, maintained by Tyler; citing Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County, Texas. This site consists of data submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery internments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and many times supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included.
  9. [S230] Drewa, Vernon, "Email, Vernon Drewa," e-mail message from e-mail address to Toby Turner, dated 7 Aug 2007 containing an ahnentafel of Stephen W. Turner, states he was born in Hickory, North Carolina.
  10. [S3398] Shuford. Shuford Family Sketch, page 153.
  11. [S2608] "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8D-XNL : accessed 7 Dec 2012), Q. A. Shuford, 26 Jun 1904; citing Tyler, Smith, Texas, reference v X cn 51005, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,050,091 Calculated from his age of 78 years, 1 month and 21 days old at death.
  12. [S1611] Biog. Souvenir of Texas, page 767; courtesy of Vernon Drewa.
  13. [S2545] Ingmire, Frances T., compiler. Wilkes County North Carolina Marriage Records 1779-1868 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1996), Grooms, page 00083.
  14. [S3105] Genealogical Society of Utah, compiler. Wilkes County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds (Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1942), page 224.
  15. [S2636] Broughton, Carrie J., compiler. Marriage and Death Notices In Raleigh Register and North Carolina State Gazette, 1846-1855 (Raleigh: State of North Carolina, 1948), page 451; accessed 5 Jul 2010.
  16. [S3122] Wilkes County, North Carolina Estate Records, 1777-1945: Parlier -Prevett (cont.), FHL Film 2,317,730, Microreproduction of originals housed in the North Carolina State Archives Division of Archives and History in Raleigh, North Carolina, B. F. Petty estate administration file (1885), microfilm frames 974-976 list the heirs-at-law.
  17. [S230] Drewa. Email, dated 7 Aug 2007 with an attached ahnentafel of Stephen W. Turner; citing a Memoriam prepared by his son-in-law, Stephen William Turner on 28 Jun 1904.
  18. [S3501] Abbott, Kay H., "Smith County - 1861 Muster Roll - Mt. Carmel Post Office", East Texas Family Records, vol. 8, no. 4 (Winter 1984); online at http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth38039/m1/33/, accessed 22 Mar 2013, entry for Q. A. Shuford, no. 55, page 31.
  19. [S3504] "History of Tyler and Smith County", contributed by Lawrence E. Oliver, email at e-mail address, online at http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/smith/history/school/ths/smthh15.txt , uploaded 3 Mar 2001, website address verified 13 Jul 2019, accessed 22 Mar 2013. Extracted from Tyler High School - The Alcalde - 1915 (pages 133-138, inclusive).
  20. [S3500] "Notice," Tyler Democrat, col. 5, 15 Aug 1874, page 2, transcript printed out, originally on rootsweb site for Smith County at http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/smith/newspapers/, but not available on 22 Mar 2013.
  21. [S3503] "Remember The Day and Date," The Tyler Weekly Courier, n.p., 15 Jul 1882, online at http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/smith/newspapers/misc/c15jul82.txt, accessed 22 Mar 2013.
  22. [S1611] Biog. Souvenir of Texas, page 768; courtesy of Vernon Drewa.
  23. [S3371] "United States, Deceased Physician Card File, 1864-1968," images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89QP-F6TM?i=661&wc=M6Y8-XMQ%3A353103201&cc=2061540 : 15 Sep 2012), data card for Quincy A. Shuford, under Shorow, Henry William-Simcoe, Geo W, images 662-663.
  24. [S2608] "TX Deaths , 1890-1976," FamilySearch, Q. A. Shuford, 26 Jun 1904; citing Tyler, Smith, Texas, reference v X cn 51005, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,050,091, accessed 7 Dec 2012. Reports him to have been 78 years, 1 month and 21 days old at time of his death.
  25. [S176] East Texas Genealogical Society. Cemetery Records of Smith County, Texas, I (Tyler: The East Texas Genealogical Society, 1981), page 38. Plot 4.
  26. [S230] Drewa. Email, dated 7 Aug 2007 containing an ahnentafel of Stephen W. Turner with this information.
  27. [S1611] Biog. Souvenir of Texas, pages 767-768.
  28. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Catawba County, North Carolina, population schedule, Newton Township, dwelling 2, family 2, Q. A. Shuford household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  29. [S68] "1860 United States Federal Census," Smith County, Texas, population schedule, Mt. Carmel Beat Township, dwelling 491, family 493, Q. A. Shuford household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  30. [S672] "1870 United States Federal Census," St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, population schedule, Ward Five Township, Sheet 137 with a 29 written above, dwelling 210, family 210, R. A. Shuford household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  31. [S677] "1880 United States Federal Census," Smith County, Texas, population schedule, Tyler Township, Enumeration District (ED) 94, Sheet 34, dwelling 330, family 358, Q A Shuford household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.

Julia Ann Petty1,2

F, #437, b. 1830, d. 24 December 1893
FatherBenjamin Franklin Petty3,4,5 b. 4 Nov 1805, d. 7 May 1875
MotherCynthia Bryan3 b. c 1800, d. 1851

Family

Dr. Quincy Adams Shuford b. 4 Apr 1826, d. 26 Jun 1904
Child
Last Edited26 Aug 2018
     Julia Ann Petty was born in 1830, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Petty and Cynthia Bryan, in Wilkes County, North Carolina. The 1840 census indicates she was between the ages of 5 and 10; whereas the 1850 census indicates a birth date of c1828. The 1880 census indicates a year of birth of c1829. However, there is a white female under the age of 5 in Benjamin's household in the 1830 census, so Julia was probably born c1829.6,7,8,9,10 Julia's surname also is spelled as Pettit.11

     Julia Ann Petty, 19 years, and Dr. Quincy Adams Shuford, 23, obtained a marriage bond on 23 May 1849 at Wilkes County, North Carolina, A/[ndw/] A. Scroggs was the bondsman with both he and Quincy Adams Shuford bonded in the amount of £500 current money (?)12,1,2

     Julia Ann Petty married Dr. Quincy Adams Shuford, son of John Jay Shuford and Catherine Corpening, after 23 May 1849 in Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina. The marriage record was returned 9 Jun 1849.12,11,5

     Julia Ann Shuford died on 24 December 1893 in Tyler, Smith County, Texas,13 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County, Texas.14,15

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1830probably as the one white female under the age of 5 in her father's householdWilkes County, North Carolina9
185021 years of ageNewton Township, Catawba County, North Carolina16
186031 years of age. Her 21-year old brother, L. F. Petty, is living with them. His occupation is said to be merchant, worth $7,000 (worth $176,294.55 in 2012 dollars)Mt. Carmel PO, Smith County, Texas17
187043 years of ageBayou Chicot PO, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana18
1880as J A and 51 years of ageTyler, Smith County, Texas8

Citations

  1. [S3105] Genealogical Society of Utah, compiler. Wilkes County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds (Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1942), page 224.
  2. [S2989] "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XF9T-Y9C : accessed 15 Dec 2012), Quincey Adams Shuford and Julia Ann Petty, 23 May 1849; citing Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, p. , Office of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Records. State Archive of North Carolina and various county Register of Deeds; FHL microfilm 546,480.
  3. [S2980] Absher, Mrs. W. O., compiler. The Heritage of Wilkes County 1982 (Winston-Salem: The Wilkes Genealogical Society, Incorporated, 1982), The Petty Family, #915, page 383. . Eleanor Parks Elam wrote the biographical material on the Petty Family, citing Happy Valley, by Felix Hickerson.
  4. [S2986] Pettey, Harry, Medlin, Dorothy and Parks, Vivian. The Pettey's of East Texs (Longview: H.P., n.d.), page 48.
  5. [S3122] Wilkes County, North Carolina Estate Records, 1777-1945: Parlier -Prevett (cont.), FHL Film 2,317,730, Microreproduction of originals housed in the North Carolina State Archives Division of Archives and History in Raleigh, North Carolina, B. F. Petty estate administration file (1885), microfilm frames 974-976 list the heirs-at-law.
  6. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Chatham County, North Carolina, population schedule, dwelling 3, family 3, James Petty household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  7. [S1026] "1840 United States Federal Census," Wilkes County, North Carolina, Roll 373, page 106, line 31, Benjamin F. Petty household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M704. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  8. [S677] "1880 United States Federal Census," Smith County, Texas, population schedule, Tyler Township, Enumeration District (ED) 94, Sheet 34, dwelling 330, family 358, Q A Shuford household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  9. [S683] "1830 United States Federal Census," Wilkes County, North Carolina, Roll 125, page 348A, image 30, line 17, Benjamin F. Petty household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M19. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  10. [S2986] Pettey, Medlin and Parks, Pettey's of East TX, page 48, citing family bible for date of birth.
  11. [S2636] Broughton, Carrie J., compiler. Marriage and Death Notices In Raleigh Register and North Carolina State Gazette, 1846-1855 (Raleigh: State of North Carolina, 1948), page 451; accessed 5 Jul 2010.
  12. [S2545] Ingmire, Frances T., compiler. Wilkes County North Carolina Marriage Records 1779-1868 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1996), Grooms, page 00083.
  13. [S230] Drewa, Vernon, "Email, Vernon Drewa," e-mail message from e-mail address to Toby Turner, this date is from a Memoriam about Dr. Quincy Adams Shuford found pasted in the scrapbook of Neal Waskom Turner and sent to me.
  14. [S176] East Texas Genealogical Society. Cemetery Records of Smith County, Texas, I (Tyler: The East Texas Genealogical Society, 1981), page 38. Plot 4.
  15. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 26 Sep 2012, memorial page for Julia Ann Petty Shuford (1830-1893) at memorial page... Maintained by Tyler; citing Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County, Texas. This site consists of data submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery internments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and many times supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included.
  16. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Catawba County, North Carolina, pop. sch., Newton Township, dwell. 2, fam. 2, Q. A. Shuford, household , Roll 624, page 264.
  17. [S68] "1860 United States Federal Census," Smith County, Texas, population schedule, Mt. Carmel Beat Township, dwelling 491, family 493, Q. A. Shuford household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  18. [S672] "1870 United States Federal Census," St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, population schedule, Ward Five Township, Sheet 137 with a 29 written above, dwelling 210, family 210, R. A. Shuford household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  19. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Dora Anna Shuford Turner (1850-1916) at memorial page....

John Jay Shuford1

M, #438, b. 2 January 1792, d. before 28 January 1873
FatherJacob Shuford2 b. 12 Feb 1770, d. 1 Apr 1844
MotherMargaret Costner Hoyle b. 28 Jun 1769, d. 24 Jun 1840
John Jay Shuford
(from Find A Grave)

Family 1

Elizabeth Wilfong b. 23 Aug 1795, d. 27 Oct 1816

Family 2

Catherine Corpening b. 10 Jan 1791, d. 13 Apr 1868
Child
Last Edited5 Jun 2019
     John Jay Shuford was born on 2 January 1792, son of Jacob Shuford and Margaret Costner Hoyle, in North Carolina. He is reported to have been born in Catawba County, but with no documentary proof.1,3

     John Jay Shuford also is reported to have been born circa 16 January 1792 in North Carolina. Date of birth calculated from his age at time of death.4

     John Jay, 22, married Elizabeth Wilfong, 19 on 3 October 1814. Despite diligent searches, I cannot find a marriage bond for them on FamilySearch or Ancestry.com. They may have been married by bann the record of which would have been kept by the church.1,5

     John Jay, 24 years, married Catherine Corpening, 25 years, daughter of Albert Abraham Corpening and Barbara Probst, in 1817. He is described as "of Catawba County." Despite diligent searches, I cannot find a marriage bond for them on FamilySearch or Ancestry.com. They may have been married by bann the record of which would have been kept by the church.6,7,8

     On 20 March 1843, he is named in his father's will of this date.2

     Circa 1854, he learned there was gold on his land. The unsubstantiated story is as follows: "A black man (slave) went to chop up some wood from a fallen tree. He found uggets where the tree had fallen and uprooted itself. Shuford gave him his freedom on the spot for finding the gold."9

     Another legend regarding the mine was told by the late Greene Lee McCombs of Conover, North Carolina, who was once a superintendent of operations there. He believed his legend to be the most reliable story . . . "The story goes that a group had been prospecting on the old Shuford place where the gold was found for some time. One night as a crew was heading home, an old darkie hesitated at a big overturned tree. They say he filled his pan with dirt and carried it home. He found a slew of little nuggets."10

     On 1 January 1866, A. D. Shuford, grandson of J. J. and his wife, was contracted to nurse both J. J. and his wife (who was entirely helpless) for the sum of $250 per year. He apparently did so for the years 1866 through March 1873 when J. J. died. Evidently, he was not paid for his services, but there is disagreement over this. The case is difficult to understand, but it seems as if, perhaps, J. J. assumed some of A. D.'s debts and had conversations with P. C. about not paying the stated amounts.11

     John Jay Shuford died before 28 January 1873 in Catawba County, North Carolina,4,12 and was buried in Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery, Sherrills Ford, Catawba County, North Carolina.
     The inscription reads:
     "81 yrs 2 months 4 days"

     Find A Grave says he died 20 Mar 1873 which is impossible if his estate administration was begun on 28 Jan 1873!4

     His estate was administered on 28 January 1873 in Catawba County, North Carolina. He died intestate because I found a file for J. J. Shuford in the Catawba County Estate Files. The file contains only evidence that J. J. died owing some money which was collected. The first (1878) states he was deceased before 28 Jan 1873 which conflicts with the date I have from his tombstone. P. C. Shuford appears to have acted as administrator in the two cases in this file. In the J. J. Shuford (1884) file it is hard to understand what the problem is. It includes a document dated Fall Term 1884 with P. C. Shuford as administrator of J. J. Shuford decd versus A. D. Shuford. Apparently a judgement was brought against A. D. Shuford in the Spring Term 1884 Court. J. J. Shuford was the grandfather of A. D. Shuford.12,11

     On 18 April 1874, P. C. Shuford was appointed and qualified as Administrator of his father's estate in Catawba County, North Carolina. In the documents within both estate files (1874 and 1884), no mention is made of John Jay's other children.12,11

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185056 years of age. Also living in his household were: Albert Corpenning, age 28; Eliza Corpenning, age 28; and Cammilla Corpenning, age 2. Where is Catherine, his wifeNewton Township, Catawba County, North Carolina13
Blacksmith13
1860as John J. and is 68 years of ageMountain Creek PO, Catawba County, North Carolina3
Farmer, with real estate valued at $10,125 (worth $254,997.47 in 2012 dollars) and personal estate valued at $19,000 (worth $478,513.78 in 2012 dollars)3
1870as John P., 78 years of age, and living in the household of a Avery Shuford who is 24 years of ageMountain Creek Township, Sherrills Ford PO, Catawba County, North Carolina14
Farmer with real estate valued at $1,200 (worth $21,467.56 in 2012 dollars) and personal estate valued at $400 (worth $7,155.85 in 2012 dollars)14

Citations

  1. [S469] Shuford, David Wilson. Origins Of The Shuford Family in America (Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc., 1998), page 71.
  2. [S3177] "North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970, " images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939N-Z434-GB?mode=g&i=24&wc=32LN-MNR%3A169765501%2C169765502&cc=1867501 ), Jacob Shuford, 1846; citing Catawba County Wills, 1843-1868, Vol. 1, images 23-25 of 277 (pages 43-47): accessed 11 Feb 2011.
  3. [S68] "1860 United States Federal Census," Catawba County, North Carolina, population schedule, dwelling 1240, family 1219, John J. Shuford household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 21 Feb 2011, memorial page for John J Shuford (1792-1873) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Mike Huffstetler, maintained by Mike Huffstetler; citing Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery, Sherrills Ford, Catawba County, North Carolina. This site consists of data submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery internments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and many times supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included.
  5. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Elizabeth Wilfong Shuford (1795-1816) at memorial page....
  6. [S469] Shuford. Origins Of The Shuford Family, page 72.
  7. [S2816] Burke County Historical Society. The Heritage of Burke County, North Carolina (n.p.: B. C. H. S., 1981), page 150.
  8. [S2806] "Brobst Family Historical Registry", contributed by Art Holmes, email at e-mail address, online at https://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=brobst&id=I06960 ; accessed 5 Jun 2019 , Database ID brobst, site verified as active 4 Jun 2019. So far, the facts I've checked have been accurate, nevertheless, everything must still be verified independently.
  9. [S3397] Sherrill, Elizabeth Bray. The Shuford Gold Mine (Sherills Ford: E. B. S., 1991), page 13, citing an interview with Bill Kirksey (current land owner), 8 Jan 1990 in Catawba, North Carolina.
  10. [S3397] Sherrill. Shuford Gold Mine, page 13, citing Hickory Daily Record, "Old Shuford Gold Mine Property Sold." No date of publication of newspaper..
  11. [S2990] "North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1979, " index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:VH6X-X6S : accessed 27 Aug 2011), J J Shuford, 1884; citing Catawba County, Probate, Book S, images 1-30 of 30, FHL microfilm 1,728,648.
  12. [S2990] "NC Estate Files, 1663-1979," FamilySearch, J J Shuford, 1878; citing Catawba County, Probate, Book S, images 1-5 of 5, FHL microfilm 1,728,648 at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:VH6X-X69, accessed 27 Aug 2011.
  13. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Catawba County, North Carolina, population schedule, Newton Township, dwelling 1036, family 1036, John Shuford household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  14. [S672] "1870 United States Federal Census," Catawba County, North Carolina, population schedule, Mountain Creek Township, dwelling 176, family 178, Avery Shuford household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  15. [S1611] Biographical Souvenir of The State of Texas 1889 (Chicago: F. A. Battery and Company, 1889), now available online at http://www.txfannin.org/booksonline.php , courtesy of Vernon Drewa.
  16. [S3397] Sherrill. Shuford Gold Mine, page 11.
  17. [S3398] Shuford, Rev. Julius H.. A Historical Sketch of The Shuford Family (Hickory, North Carolina: A. L. Crouse & Son, Printers, 1901), page 14.

Catherine Corpening1,2,3

F, #439, b. 10 January 1791, d. 13 April 1868
FatherAlbert Abraham Corpening4,5,2 b. 16 Mar 1747, d. 30 Oct 1827
MotherBarbara Probst6,2 b. 1 Feb 1754, d. c 1829

Family

John Jay Shuford b. 2 Jan 1792, d. b 28 Jan 1873
Child
Last Edited12 Jun 2019
     Catherine Corpening was born on 10 January 1791, daughter of Albert Abraham Corpening and Barbara Probst.7,2

     Catherine Corpening also is reported to have been born on 10 June 1791 in North Carolina.8,3

     Catherine, 25 years, married John Jay Shuford, 24 years, son of Jacob Shuford and Margaret Costner Hoyle, in 1817. He is described as "of Catawba County." Despite diligent searches, I cannot find a marriage bond for them on FamilySearch or Ancestry.com. They may have been married by bann the record of which would have been kept by the church.1,8,3

     She was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church in Smyrna, Catawba County, North Carolina.7

     Catherine Shuford died on 13 April 1868 at age 77 in Catawba County, North Carolina,1,8,2 and was buried in Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery, Sherrills Ford, Catawba County, North Carolina.
     Hopewell Methodist and the Smyrna Dutch Reformed Church shared buildings at one time.2,7

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
186069 years of ageMountain Creek PO, Catawba County, North Carolina9

Citations

  1. [S469] Shuford, David Wilson. Origins Of The Shuford Family in America (Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc., 1998), page 72.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 21 Feb 2011, memorial page for Catherine Corpening Shuford (1791-1868) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Mike Huffstetler, maintained by Mike Huffstetler; citing Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery, Sherrills Ford, Catawba County, North Carolina. This site consists of data submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery internments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and many times supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included.
  3. [S2806] "Brobst Family Historical Registry", contributed by Art Holmes, email at e-mail address, online at https://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=brobst&id=I06960 ; accessed 5 Jun 2019 , Database ID brobst, site verified as active 4 Jun 2019. So far, the facts I've checked have been accurate, nevertheless, everything must still be verified independently.
  4. [S1611] Biographical Souvenir of The State of Texas 1889 (Chicago: F. A. Battery and Company, 1889), now available online at http://www.txfannin.org/booksonline.php , courtesy of Vernon Drewa.
  5. [S2806] "Bropst/Propst Family Historical Registry," contributed by Art Holmes, online https://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=brobst&id=I26587 ; accessed 26 Dec 2010, verified site active 4 Jun 2019.
  6. [S2806] "Bropst/Propst Family Historical Registry," contributed by Art Holmes, online https://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=brobst&id=I26576 ; accessed 26 Dec 2010, verified site active 4 Jun 2019.
  7. [S3397] Sherrill, Elizabeth Bray. The Shuford Gold Mine (Sherills Ford: E. B. S., 1991), page 11.
  8. [S2816] Burke County Historical Society. The Heritage of Burke County, North Carolina (n.p.: B. C. H. S., 1981), page 150.
  9. [S68] "1860 United States Federal Census," Catawba County, North Carolina, population schedule, dwelling 1240, family 1219, John J. Shuford household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.

Elizabeth Wilfong1,2

F, #440, b. 23 August 1795, d. 27 October 1816

Family

John Jay Shuford b. 2 Jan 1792, d. b 28 Jan 1873
Last Edited23 Jul 2018
     Elizabeth Wilfong was born on 23 August 1795.2

     Elizabeth, 19, married John Jay Shuford, 22, son of Jacob Shuford and Margaret Costner Hoyle, on 3 October 1814. Despite diligent searches, I cannot find a marriage bond for them on FamilySearch or Ancestry.com. They may have been married by bann the record of which would have been kept by the church.1,2

     Elizabeth Shuford died on 27 October 1816 at age 21 in Catawba County, North Carolina,2 and was buried in Old Saint Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Newton, Catawba County, North Carolina.2

Citations

  1. [S469] Shuford, David Wilson. Origins Of The Shuford Family in America (Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc., 1998), page 71.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 21 Feb 2011, memorial page for Elizabeth Wilfong Shuford (1795-1816) at memorial page... Maintained by Neal Wilfong; citing Old St Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Newton, Catawba County, North Carolina. This site consists of data submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery internments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and many times supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included.

Jacob Shuford1

M, #441, b. 12 February 1770, d. 1 April 1844
FatherJohn Martin Shuford2,3 b. 1744, d. 22 Jun 1780
MotherEve Warlick2 b. 20 Feb 1750, d. 24 Jan 1822

Family

Margaret Costner Hoyle b. 28 Jun 1769, d. 24 Jun 1840
Child
Last Edited7 Aug 2019
     Jacob Shuford was born on 12 February 1770, son of John Martin Shuford and Eve Warlick, in North Carolina Colony.4,2,5,6

     In 1780, when his father died, Jacob inherited the old John Shuford farm located on the west bank of the South Fork River.7

     Jacob married Margaret Costner Hoyle, daughter of John Hoyle and Margaret Rebecca Costner, in 1789 at Lincoln County, North Carolina.1,2,8,9,5

     He resided at the original old John Shuford farm until he handed it over to his son, Eli, at which point he moved to Bunker Hill Farm in Catawba County, near Catawba.1,10

     On 28 December 1799, David Shuford, Daniel Shuford, George Shuford, Daniel Shuford, sons of John Shuford (John, Jr.) now deceased; Jacob, John, Martin and Philip Shuford, sons of Martin Shuford, deceased conveyed to Jacob Shuford, Sr., 118 acres on both sides of Jumping Branch granted to John Shuford, deceased, father of said Jacob Shuford, on 20 Oct 1767.11

     He was a member of the Reformed Church.12

     Jacob was a Farmer, also a mill and store owner on the farm.12

     On 17 March 1822, "I attended on John Heyle when he was Sick untill the 26th of April my Charges against Said Heyl for attending on him when he was Sick & until burried is $50.00. Signed Jacob Shuford.13

     On 15 December 1822, Susannah Hoyle signed that she had received of Jacob Shuford the full amount owed her at Lincoln County, North Carolina.14

     Jacob Shuford left a will dated on 20 March 1843 at Catawba County, North Carolina.

The Will of Jacob Shuford

     "In the name of God amen
     I Jacob Shuford, of the County of Catawba State of N. Carolina being of Sound & disposing mind and memory do hereby make Publish & declare this my last Will & Testament in /[?]/ of all other whatsoever heretofore made
Imprimis I give & bequath to my Son John J. Shuford a negro boy Known by the name of Little Sam, and now in his possession and a negro boy named Dick about 12 or thirteen years old in addition to which I have already give him
     Item To the children of my son Martin Shuford deceased viz. Martimur; Salgro, Eli, Susan & Catharine, I give each fifty dollars Payable to them or their Executors or administrators, and of each of them as they shall attain this or administrators, and of each of them as they shall attain the age of twenty one.
     Item. - I gave to my grand daughter Margaret Shuford (daughter of my son, Martin Shuford, a negro boy named Marty about three years old
     Item. - To my son Abel H. Shuford I gave a negro boy named Charles, Son of old Charles about sixteen or Seventeen years old
     Item. - I give devise & bequath to my son Jacob Shuford a Tract of Land called the /[?/]Shore place now in his own possession and in consideration of which tract of Land he is to pay into the residue of balance of my estate the sum of three hundred, I give him also my Negro man named old Jim.
     Item - I give and bequath to my son Andrew Shuford two Negroes now in his possession named big Sam and Reuben also a negro Boy still in my own possession named Hiram and further I will and bequath that out of the proceeds of a note executed at /[?/] March 16th 1837 and due on the 15th of February there after /[?]/ by S. W. Godfrey, J. V. Daniel & F. L. Daniel Payable in the sum of fifteen hundred dollars to E. L. Shuford with interest from the date and endorsed by E. L. Shuford without recourse my Executors pay to my said Andrew Shuford the sum of five hundred dollars and if the said note cannot be collected, then the said Andrew to loose the five hundred dollars unless the sum collected shall amount to so much
Item To my son Elkanah Shuford I give & devise & beqeath a tract of Land Bought of John Lessue. Containing about one hundred acres Joining a tract I have heretofore give him. I have already advanced to him and for him a full share of my estate. he is therefore to have no more of my Estate
     Item. - I give and bequath to my daughter Elizabeth Smyer for life a negro woman named Milly & her increase & also a negro Boy named Perry now in possession of my son in law John Smyre also a negro girl named Seely now in possession of my daughter Susanna Runkard & after her death the said negros with their Increase to be divided equally between her children.
     Item. - I give devise & bequath to my daughter in law Rhodo Shuford (widow & Relict of my son Martin decd during her natural life or widowhood a Tract of land whereon she now resides known as the Reese Place bounded as follows lying on the waters of Lysles Creek, Beginning at a stone in the forks of a road, and runs 77W 84 Poles to a pine thence South 60 Poles to a Black oak thence East 164 Poles to a pine & /[?/] by the road side thence with said Road to the beginning Containing by estimation one hundred & thirty eight acres, and at the decease or marriage of my said daughter in law, I give & devise & bequath the afordsaid tract of land to my grandson, Thomas Shuford (her youngest son) in fee simple; Should he die leaving no issue, then the same is to belong to his remaining brothers and sisters
     Item I give to my daughter Eve Ramsour for life a negro boy named Doctor now in her possession also a negro girl called Sarah which I bought back from Her & paid her the cash I also give devise & bequath to her my said daughter Eve Ramsour a certain Tract of Land, being part of a tract of land formerly belonging to Eli Perkins Decd and fell to the sons of Joseph Perkins deceased Beginning at a pine & black gum /[?/] Mahael Riblen corner Thence along Shufords own line North 34 Poles to a stake then N 15E 51 Poles to a Stake N to W 38 Poles to a stone heap Nicholas Carpenters corner then with his line S45E 40 Poles to a post oak his corner & Mason Sherrill Thence with Sherrils line East 207 Poles to a Small Hickery to Black gum corner of lot no 6 in the division Then along a line of said lot No South 78 Poles to a hickery on Cloningers line Thence with it West 41 Poles to a stake /[?/] corner then South 4 Poles to a Post oak thence west 29 Poles to a Black oak corner of lots no 2 & 3 in said division Clonngers Corner thence with Clonningers line 40 Poles to a stake Thence West 92 Poles crossing a branch to a stake on Mikael Kiblers line Thence with it North 40 Poles to a stone & Pointers his corner thence with his line S88 degrees W 80 Poles to the beginning Parts No 2 & 3 containing in the whole about 150 acres, the said Negroes & land to vest after her death in her children
     Item. - I give & bequath to my daughter Fanny Cansler for life a negro man named Bob now in the possession of her husband Henry Cansler also a negro girl named Merci I have /[?/] heretofore given her a negro girl named Lucy which I bought back & paid her the Cash the remainder in said negroes after her death to her children
     Item. - To my daughter Susanna Reinhardt I give for life the following negroes viz, Caty /[?/], Dave & Abby the remainder in which negroes I give and bequath to her children after her death. I also give devise & bequath to her my said daughter Susanna Reinhardt for life a man so to her children a part of the Alexander Louiana Tract of land bounded as follows, Beginning at a hickory in a field & runs thence No 70 E112 Poles to a Post oak in Perkins line thence with said line s 43E 60 Poles to a Post oak Lawson Reinhardt his corner, then with his line nearly west 35 Poles to a black oak his corner then south 72 Poles to a /[?/] of his corner a Post oak, then west with Louiances line 105 Poles to a hickery thence to the beginning.
     Item. - I Give & bequath to my son Eli R. Shuford a negro boy named Abram now in his possession
     Item. - I give and bequath to my son Eli R. shuford in special trust thirty one acres of land on Howards Creek Joining land of Jacob Leonard & others on which the widow & relict of my brother John Shuford deceased lives in Trust for her during her life remainder to the children she had by my brother John, and it is my will that the same shall be held in Trust for her & her children as a home for them and that the same shall not be displaced or as taken for my said Decd brothers debts & I only make this devise so long as it may be exempt from the payment of his debts & no longer.

And in case an attempt should be made to sell the same for his debts the Title Shell Vest in fee simple in his children.
     Item - I will & bequath that my Executor pay to my Grand daughter Margaret Shuford daughter of my son Martin as compensation for her services in staying with me and taking care of me. If not previously compensated by me before my death, Such sum as five of the respectable neighbors in writing shall say she ought to have. Three of which neighbours she may select & my Executors shall select the other Two.
     Item it is my will that the lands hereby devised and given be received by the devisees, only on the conditions that the title is not /[?/] by me and that the same shall not /[?/] /[?/] of my Estate each devisee taken there title without any warranty - from me it is further my will that if any Negro or negroes hereby given shall die that it must be the loss of the legatee. I cannot make good each loss or losses. Lastly it is my will & desire & I hereby direct and devise that if any of my children shall die without children or children surviving him or her that then the estate. giving bequathed and devised among all my children then living
     Item. - as to the rest and Residue of my Estate whether real personal or mixed I hereby will & bequath to that the same be equally divided between my sons Abel H. Shuford/[,/] Eli R. Shuford & Jacob Shuford my so. Jacob Shuford just accounting for three hundred dollars heretofore herein before directed to be paid by him for the land devised to him.
     Item. - I hereby nominate and appoint my sons Abel H. Shuford, Eli R. Shuford & Jacob Shuford and my grandson Marcus Shuford, Executors of this my last Will & Testament In Testimony of all which I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this twentieth day of March in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred & forty three duly Published in the present of Witnesses
     Signed Sealed Published
     & declared in presence of                 /[signed/] Jacob Shuford (SEAL)
     H. W. Shenile
     Daniel F. Perkins
     John Contlee

     I Jacob Shuford the Testator in the foregoing will desire that all the Negroes belonging to my estate at my decease be left together untill the crops that may be on hand be gathered & saved before any division or sale take Place and I hereby direct the Executors of this will to observe the same in witness Whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & seal the 20th March 1843
     In presence of
     Daniel F. Perkins                 /[signed/] Jacob Shuford (SEAL)
     H. W. Shenill
     John Coutler."15

     It was Jacob's granddaughter, Margaret, daughter of his deceased son, Martin, who cared for Jacob prior to his death as is stated in Jacob's will.16

     Jacob Shuford died on 1 April 1844 at age 74 in Lincoln County, North Carolina,1,2,17,5 and was buried at Bunker Hill Farm, Catawba County, North Carolina. This could be in either Catawba or Gaston County.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1790with a household consisting of one white male over 16 (himself)Morgan District, Lincoln County, North Carolina18
1800with three white males under 10; 2 white males 26 through 44; two white females 10 through 15; one white female 45 or older; and, four slavesLincoln County, North Carolina19
1810as Jacob Shuford Senr. with one white male under 10; one white male 10 through 15; one white male 45 or older (himself); one white female under 10; one white female 10 through 15; and one white female 45 and olderLincoln County, North Carolina20
1820with three white males 10 to 16; one white male 16 to 18; one white male 16 (sic) to 26; two white males 45 and older; one white female under 10; one white female 16 to 26; and one white female 45 or olderLincoln County, North Carolina21
1830with two white males between 20 and 30; one white male between 60 and 70 (himself); one white female between 15 and 32; and, one white female between 60 and 70. Hard to tell but there may have been a number of slaves enumerated (page bends)Lincoln County, North Carolina22
1840with one white male 70 to 80 (himself); and one white female 70 to 80Lincoln County, North Carolina23

Citations

  1. [S469] Shuford, David Wilson. Origins Of The Shuford Family in America (Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc., 1998), page 57.
  2. [S2398] Griffin, Clarence W.. History of Old Tryon and Rutherford Counties, North Carolina 1730-1936 (Asheville: The Miller Printing Company, 1937), page 170.
  3. [S2758] Eaker, Lorena Shell, compiler. German Speaking People West of the Catawba River in North Carolina 1750-1899 and Some Emigres' Participation in the Early Settlement of Southwest Missouri (Church Hill: SCK Publications, 1994), page 413; citing Lincoln County, NC Deed Book 21, page 629.
  4. [S469] Shuford. Origins Of The Shuford Family, page 57, provides the precise date.
  5. [S2818] Rucker, Elizabeth Hoyle, The Genealogy of Peiter Heyl and His Descendants, 1100-1936: with the intermarried families of Arnold, Bess, Byrd, Cansler, Carlock, Carpenter, Costner (Kestner), Davis, Freeman, Friday, Gantt (Gaunt,Ghent) Green, Hahn, Henkel, Hoffman, Hovis, Huffstetler, Jones, Klein, Lineberger (Leinberger) , Mendenhall, McIntosk, Nesbitt, Payne, Patton, Peel, Peeler, Porter, Ramsour, Reihnardt, Rhyne, Reynolds, Robinson, Rudisill, Shuford, Summey, Smither, Thompson, Wells, Warlick, Weidner, and Wilfong (Shelby: E. H. R., c1938), page 55. This book is replete with errors, particularly with respect to the German ancestors of Pieter Heyl, and therefore should be used with caution.
  6. [S2839] Shuford, Rev. J. H.. "Shuford and Summey Ancestors Bible," Catawba Cousins, vol. 10, no. 4 (Mar 1995): from an "extremely old German or Dutch Bible discovered in an attic by Mr. M. H. Shuford, no date or imprint but believed to be between 100 and 200 years old. Printed in The Hickory Democrat, 22 Oct 1908.
  7. [S3398] Shuford, Rev. Julius H.. A Historical Sketch of The Shuford Family (Hickory, North Carolina: A. L. Crouse & Son, Printers, 1901), page 7.
  8. [S2755] Sherrill, William L., compiler. Annals of Lincoln County, North Carolina, Containing Interest and Authentic Facts About Lincoln County History Through the years 1749-1937 (Charlotte: The Observer Printing House, Inc., 1937), page 95.
  9. [S2758] Eaker. Germans West of Catawba River, page 238.
  10. [S3398] Shuford. Shuford Family Sketch, page 8.
  11. [S2758] Eaker. Germans West of Catawba River, page 414.
  12. [S469] Shuford. Origins Of The Shuford Family, page 58.
  13. [S2990] "North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1979, " index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:VH6X-RBY : accessed 2 Mar 2012), John Hoyle, 1822; citing Lincoln County, Probate, Book H, image 11 of 30, FHL microfilm 2,297,762.
  14. [S2990] "NC Estate Files, 1663-1979," FamilySearch, John Hoyle, 1822; citing Lincoln County, Probate, Book H, image 2 of 30, FHL microfilm 2,297,762 at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:VH6X-RBY, accessed 2 Mar 2012.
  15. [S3177] "North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970, " images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939N-Z434-GB?mode=g&i=24&wc=32LN-MNR%3A169765501%2C169765502&cc=1867501 ), Jacob Shuford, 1846; citing Catawba County Wills, 1843-1868, Vol. 1, images 23-25 of 277 (pages 43-47): accessed 11 Feb 2011.
  16. [S3177] "NC Probate Recds., 1735-1970," FamilySearch, Jacob Shuford, 1846; citing Catawba County Wills, 1843-1868, Vol. 1, image 25 of 277 (page 46), at https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939N-Z434-GB?mode=g&i=24&wc=32LN-MNR%3A169765501%2C169765502&cc=1867501, accessed 11 Feb 2011.
  17. [S2758] Eaker. Germans West of Catawba River, page 413.
  18. [S5519] "United States Census, 1790," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHKB-2LP ): accessed re-accessed 7 Aug 2019, Jacob Shuford, Lincoln, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 111, column 2, line 30, NARA microfilm publication M637, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 7; FHL microfilm 568,147.
  19. [S5723] "United States Census, 1800," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHR8-PFK ): accessed 27 Jul 2018), Jacob Shuford, Lincoln, North Carolina, United States; citing line 14, p. 906, NARA microfilm publication M32, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 29; FHL microfilm 337,905.
  20. [S5546] "United States Census, 1810," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHL9-ZKF ): accessed 27 Jul 2018), Jacob Shuford, Capt Clines District, Lincoln, North Carolina, United States; citing line 10, p. 492, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 40; FHL microfilm 337,913.
  21. [S5513] "United States Census, 1820," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:unknown cd3 ): accessed 27 Jul 2018), Jacob Shuford, West of the South Fork of the Catawba River, Lincoln, North Carolina, United States; citing line 10, p. 334, NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 83; FHL microfilm 162,799 - image 24 of 29 not where the index sends you which is image 25|XHLX-8DM.
  22. [S5525] "United States Census, 1830," index and imagges, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHGR-SKQ ): accessed 27 Jul 2018), Jacob Shuford, Lincoln, North Carolina, United States; citing line 20, page 259, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 122; FHL microfilm 18,088.
  23. [S5520] "United States Census, 1840," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHYZ-29J ): accessed 27 Jul 2018), Jacob Shuford, Upper Regiment, Lincoln, North Carolina, United States; citing line 20, p. 88, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 364; FHL microfilm 18,095, image 121, not image 123 as index point to.

Margaret Costner Hoyle1

F, #442, b. 28 June 1769, d. 24 June 1840
FatherJohn Hoyle2,3 b. 1 Jun 1740, d. 1 Sep 1822
MotherMargaret Rebecca Costner2,3 b. 9 May 1745, d. 16 Dec 1799

Family

Jacob Shuford b. 12 Feb 1770, d. 1 Apr 1844
Child
Last Edited3 Nov 2018
     Margaret Costner Hoyle was born on 28 June 1769, daughter of John Hoyle and Margaret Rebecca Costner, in Lincoln County, North Carolina Colony. Her ancestors are said to have emigrated from Wiesbaden, Germany in 1741 taking up residence first in Frederick County, Maryland, and three years later moving to the south fork of the Catawba River in what was then Tryon County, North Carolina.4,5,6,7,8

     Margaret married Jacob Shuford, son of John Martin Shuford and Eve Warlick, in 1789 at Lincoln County, North Carolina.1,9,2,3,10

     Margaret Costner Shuford died on 24 June 1840 at age 70 in Catawba, Catawba County, North Carolina,1,10 and was buried in Bunker Hill Farm, Catawba County, North Carolina. This could be in either Catawba or Gaston County.1

     She is also reported to have died on 20 June 1840.11

Citations

  1. [S469] Shuford, David Wilson. Origins Of The Shuford Family in America (Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc., 1998), page 57.
  2. [S2755] Sherrill, William L., compiler. Annals of Lincoln County, North Carolina, Containing Interest and Authentic Facts About Lincoln County History Through the years 1749-1937 (Charlotte: The Observer Printing House, Inc., 1937), page 95.
  3. [S2758] Eaker, Lorena Shell, compiler. German Speaking People West of the Catawba River in North Carolina 1750-1899 and Some Emigres' Participation in the Early Settlement of Southwest Missouri (Church Hill: SCK Publications, 1994), page 238.
  4. [S469] Shuford. Origins Of The Shuford Family, page 57, provides the precise date and county.
  5. [S677] "1880 United States Federal Census," Catawba County, North Carolina, population schedule, Hickory Township, Enumeration District (ED) 41, Sheet 11, dwelling 89, family 105, Andrew H Shuford household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  6. [S2398] Griffin, Clarence W.. History of Old Tryon and Rutherford Counties, North Carolina 1730-1936 (Asheville: The Miller Printing Company, 1937), page 170; provides the information on her ancestors.
  7. [S2818] Rucker, Elizabeth Hoyle, The Genealogy of Peiter Heyl and His Descendants, 1100-1936: with the intermarried families of Arnold, Bess, Byrd, Cansler, Carlock, Carpenter, Costner (Kestner), Davis, Freeman, Friday, Gantt (Gaunt,Ghent) Green, Hahn, Henkel, Hoffman, Hovis, Huffstetler, Jones, Klein, Lineberger (Leinberger) , Mendenhall, McIntosk, Nesbitt, Payne, Patton, Peel, Peeler, Porter, Ramsour, Reihnardt, Rhyne, Reynolds, Robinson, Rudisill, Shuford, Summey, Smither, Thompson, Wells, Warlick, Weidner, and Wilfong (Shelby: E. H. R., c1938), page 40, 55. This book is replete with errors, particularly with respect to the German ancestors of Pieter Heyl, and therefore should be used with caution.
  8. [S2820] E. D. Ryne, L. L. Jenkins and Hoffman, L. M.. Our Kin: being a History of the Hoffman, Rhyne, Costner, Rudisill, Best, Hovis, Hoyle, Wills, Shetley, Jenkins, Holland, Hambright, Gaston, Withers, Cansler, Clemmer and Lineberger Families (Charlotte: R.J. H., 1915), also online http://ancestry.com, page 396; accessed 4 Jan 2011, says date of birth was 1770.
  9. [S2398] Griffin. Hist. of Old Tryon & Rutherford Cos. NC, page 170.
  10. [S2818] Rucker. Genealogy of Peiter Heyl, page 55.
  11. [S3398] Shuford, Rev. Julius H.. A Historical Sketch of The Shuford Family (Hickory, North Carolina: A. L. Crouse & Son, Printers, 1901), page 9.

John Martin Shuford1

M, #443, b. 1744, d. 22 June 1780

Family

Eve Warlick b. 20 Feb 1750, d. 24 Jan 1822
Child
Last Edited19 Sep 2019
     John Martin Shuford was born in 1744 in Berks County, Pennsylvania Colony.2,3

     John Martin Shuford also is reported to have been born circa 1748 in Pennsylvania Colony.4 He was also known as Martin.5,6

     Martin Shuford, 22 years, married Eve Warlick, 16, daughter of Johann Daniel Warlick and Maria Barbara Schindler, in March 1766 in North Carolina Colony.2,7,8

     On 18 April 1767, Martin Shuferd was granted a Land Warrant for 200 acres adjacent to John Shuford at Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Colony.9

     On 6 March 1769, John (Martin) Shuford and his wife, Mary Clare, deed 299 acres on south side of the south fork of the Catawba River to Martin Shuford at Lincoln County, North Carolina Colony.10

     On 25 December 1778, he signed a Burke County, North Carolina Colony Petition for Annexation to Tryon County on this date as Martin Shuffert.4

     "He was a farmer until the Revolutionary War when he was recruited by the British. He was mortally wounded in a battle at Ramsaur's Mill now located in Lincolnton, North Carolina and died two days later. He is buried on the battlefield. It is said that his wife, Eve, identified him by a missing toe."2

     Ramsaur's Mill was located on the west bank of Clark's Creek, where the Morganton road bridge at Lincolnton now spans the stream (not findable on Google Maps)

     The number of fighters on each side of the battle is still an issue of contention, but Loyalist militiamen (many of them German Palatine emigrants and settlers in the local area) outnumbered Patriot militia and had captured a group of Patriots who they were planning to hang on the morning of June 20.

     "The one to two-hour battle during the foggy morning of June 20 did not involve any regular army forces from either side and was literally fought between family, friends, and neighbors with muskets sometimes being used as clubs because of a lack of ammunition. Numerous cases of fratricide occurred during the battle. William Simpson, a patriot scout, rushed to the battle to kill his brother Reuben, and Peter Costner, a loyalist, was killed by his brother Thomas who buried his sibling's corpse after the fight." "Despite being outnumbered, the Patriot militia defeated the Loyalists."

     "The battle was significant in that it lowered the morale of Loyalists in the south, weakening their support of the British."

     "On June 18, 1780, Patriot General Griffith Rutherford, who was camped near Charlotte, North Carolina, learned that a large force of Loyalists was assembling at Ramsour's Mill, near present-day Lincolnton. Rutherford began moving his troops in that direction, and on June 19 he sent orders to Lieutenant Colonel Francis Locke and other local militia leaders to call up their militia."

     "Locke gathered a force of 400 cavalry and infantry at Mountain Creek [the rendezvous site is now beneath the headwaters of the Cowens Ford dam system forming Lake Norman], about 16 miles (26 km) to the northeast of Lincolnton. Their intelligence showed that the Loyalist force was more than three times their size, but it was decided to attack early the next morning without waiting for Rutherford's forces to join up due to a fear of reinforcements to the British force. At daybreak on June 20, they were one mile from the Loyalist camp, located on a hill about 300 yards (270 m) east of the mill belonging to Jacob Ramsour."

     "Loyalist John Moore had served with the British at the Siege of Charleston and returned to his home a few miles from Ramsour's Mill with tales of battle. He called together a group of about 40 Loyalists on June 10 and shared with them instructions from Cornwallis that for safety they should avoid organizing before British troops entered the area. News came to the meeting that a group of about twenty Patriots was looking for Moore and other Loyalist leaders. Moore and his men decided to find and confront them, but were unsuccessful. Moore then told his men to return home, and instructed them to join him in a few days at Ramsour's Mill. On June 13, 200 men arrived there, and the number grew in the following days, buoyed by news of the British victory at Waxhaws. By June 20 the Loyalist camp had grown to about 1,300 men."

     "When the cavalry leading the Patriot column approached, the Loyalist sentries on the road fired at them and retreated to their main body. After an initial cavalry charge, the Patriot infantry moved up. In the confusion of the battle, the Patriots were able to turn the Loyalists' flank and gain control of the ridge. General Rutherford, then only a few miles from Ramsour's Mill, received word of the action and immediately dispatched his cavalry to assist and hurried the infantry along."

     "Patriot Colonel Francis Locke was unable to reform his line on the ridge and ordered his men to fall back. However, Captain John Dickey refused and led his company to higher ground, where the rifle marksmanship of Captain John Hardin's men turned the battle into victory. When ordered to retreat by Colonel Locke, he had soundly cursed (Presbyterian elder though he was), saying he would not retreat. Captain Dickey was credited with saving the day at the battle."

     "Neither side in the battle wore military uniforms. Tories wore a green pine twig in their hats, and Whigs wore a piece of white paper (flag) in their hats. Several of the Whigs were found shot through the head afterwards, leading to speculation that the flags were used by the Tories as targets for their musket fire."

     "One affidavit in the National Archives Pension Files tells that Captain Dickey called out, 'Shoot straight, my boys, and keep on fighting. I see some of them beginning to tumble.'11 According to the most reliable account of the battle, by General Joseph Graham in 1825, the fighting between family, friends, and neighbors was often brutal and intense:

          "When the Tories were driven back the second time, and the left of their line became mixed with the Whigs, a Dutchman (of the Tories) meeting suddenly with an acquaintance of the Whigs addressed him, 'Hey, how do you do, /[B/]illy? I has known you since you was a little boy, and I would not hurt one hair of your head, because I has never known no harm of you, only that you was a rebel.' Billy, who was not so generous, and was much agitated, and his gun being empty, clubbed it and made a blow at the Dutchman's head, which he dodged. The Dutchman cried out, 'Oh, stop, stop! I is not going to stand still and be killed like a damned fool neder,' and raised the butt of his gun and made a blow at Billy's head, which he missed, and one of Billy's comrades, whose piece was loaded, clapped his muzzle under the Dutchman's arm and the poor fellow fell dead..."

     "However, there are also some examples of compassion on both sides of the battle:

          "Captain M'Kissick was wounded early in the action, being shot through the top of the shoulder; and finding himself disabled, went from the battleground about 80 poles to the west. About the time the firing ceased he met ten of the Tories coming from a neighboring farm, where they had been until the sound of the firing started them. They were confident their side was victorious, and several of them knowing Captain M'Kissick, insulted him and would have used him ill, but for Abra[ha]m Keener, Sr., one of his neighbors, who protected and took him prisoner. While marching on towards the battle ground Keener kept lamenting, 'That a man so clever and such a good neighbor and of such good sense should ever be a rebel.' He continued his lecture to Captain M'Kissick until they came where the Whigs were formed. Keener looking around and seeing so many strange faces, said, 'Hey, boys, I believe you has got a good many prisoners here.' Immediately a number of guns were cocked, and Captain M'Kissick, though much exhausted by loss of blood, had to exert himself to save the lives of Keener and party."

     "The Loyalists were soon in disarray, and many fled. When Colonel Rutherford reached the field he was met by a white flag, and the Loyalists requested a truce to treat the wounded. Rutherford, whose entire force had yet to arrive, instead demanded an immediate surrender. As the discussions went on, most of the remaining Loyalists fled, and only about 50 were taken prisoner."

     Casualties were difficult to assign since almost no one was wearing any sort of uniform. Estimates of dead on each side were between 50 and 70, with about 100 wounded on each side. The battle, in which muskets were sometimes used as clubs because of little ammunition, was fought between "neighbors, near relations, and friends". Many bodies lay scattered over the hill in the aftermath, and many dead we buried on the hill by their grieving wives, mothers, and children.

     Loyalists were imprisoned, and their property was seized in the aftermath. Six years after the battle, Abraham Keener was summoned by the Sheriff to help build a road from Beatties Ford to Lincolnton as punishment for his involvement in the battle. However, according to one account of the battle's aftermath published in 1979 by Robert O. DeMond: 'Of the Tories captured, all were paroled except a few who had committed serious depredations, and these were placed in the Salisbury jail. Those who were paroled were as honest now in keeping their new pact as they had been before in keeping their former one to the King. Many of us believe that Abraham Keener was one of this group who changed his allegiance and became a loyal Patriot.'

     "Loyalist James Karr wrote to his old friend Patriot General Griffith Rutherford, who he had served with in the Cherokee War of 1776, for reconciliation and help in regaining his confiscated property and reuniting with family. Rutherford rebuffed his request, telling Karr: 'As to your General Conduct an Honest Neighbor you have cause to think you desarve my countenance, but as an open enemy you must know that you desarve none.'"12

     "Their defeat so badly demoralized the Loyalists that they never organized again in that area. Moore and about 30 men managed to reach Cornwallis at Camden, where Cornwallis threatened him with charges for disobeying his orders. Lieutenant Colonel Turnbull wrote to Cornwallis that 'had it not been for the Weak Silly man Moore who led a Parcell of those poor Innocent Devils of North Carolina into a Scrape, we should have been now in Perfect Peace on this Frontier.'"

     Captain John Martin Shuford died at the Battlle of Ramsour's Mill on 22 June 1780 at Lincoln County,2,13,14 and was buried on the battlefield at Ramsaur's Mill in Ramsour's Mill Batttle Ground, Lincoln County, North Carolina.2,15

     On 12 November 1782, Martin, John, Jacob, and Daniel Shuford were charged with Treason in Burke County, North Carolina.16

     On 20 April 1784, Letters of Administration on the estate of Martin Shuford, deceased, were granted to his widow, Eve Shuford at Burke County, North Carolina.17

Citations

  1. [S469] Shuford, David Wilson. Origins Of The Shuford Family in America (Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc., 1998), page 50, 52.
  2. [S469] Shuford. Origins Of The Shuford Family, page 52.
  3. [S2758] Eaker, Lorena Shell, compiler. German Speaking People West of the Catawba River in North Carolina 1750-1899 and Some Emigres' Participation in the Early Settlement of Southwest Missouri (Church Hill: SCK Publications, 1994), page 460, says date of birth was c1745 in Pennsylvania.
  4. [S2758] Eaker. Germans West of Catawba River, page 413.
  5. [S2398] Griffin, Clarence W.. History of Old Tryon and Rutherford Counties, North Carolina 1730-1936 (Asheville: The Miller Printing Company, 1937), page 170.
  6. [S2758] Eaker. Germans West of Catawba River, page 460.
  7. [S2758] Eaker. Germans West of Catawba River, page 460, states only the marriage occurred before 1769 in Lincoln County, NC whereas on page 413 says it occurred c1769.
  8. [S1153] Holcomb, Brent H., abstractor. Tryon County, North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1769-1779 (Columbia: B. H. H., 1994), page 19; land was deeded to him on 19 Dec 1769.
  9. [S2758] Eaker. Germans West of Catawba River, page 413; citing Mecklenburg County, NC Land Warrants.
  10. [S2758] Eaker. Germans West of Catawba River, page 413; author says this is probably the reason Martin is not mentioned in Jacob's will.
  11. [S5724] "Battle of Ramsour's Mill", contributed by Wikipedia, online at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ramsour%27s_Mill , accessed 27 Jul 2018, website address verified 13 Jul 2019, citing Revolutionary War Pension, application #W3962.
  12. Smith, Neighborhood in Constant Alarm"
  13. [S2758] Eaker. Germans West of Catawba River, page 460, says he died either on 20 June or a few days after the battle.
  14. [S5728] Reinhardt, Wallace M.. Eye Witness Account of the Battle of Ramsour's Mill, 1935. Online at https://archive.org/stream/EyeWitness_201604/EyeWitness_djvu.txt, accessed 1 Aug 2018. Wallace M. Reinhardt was born 1818. When he was 12, many of the soldiers who fought at the Battle of Ramsour's Mill were still living. When Reinhardt was 17, a few were still alive. Reinhardt wandered over the battlefield many times with these leading characters and received from them his first-hand account of the battle, jotting down notes of what he was told and later in live preparing a manuscript from which this account is taken verbatim.
  15. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 1 NOv 2018, memorial page for John Martin Shuford (1744-1780) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Crystal Jarrett Inman, maintained by Gordon Lane; citing Ramsour's Mill Battle Ground, Lincoln County, North Carolina. This site consists of data submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery internments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and many times supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included.
  16. [S2758] Eaker. Germans West of Catawba River, page 413; citing Burke County, NC Criminal and Civil Action Papers (CR.14.044) Subpoena Docket for this date.
  17. [S2758] Eaker. Germans West of Catawba River, page 413; citing Burke County, NC Estate Records fo this date.
  18. [S2758] Eaker. Germans West of Catawba River, page 413; citing Lincoln County, NC Deed Book 21, page 629.

Eve Warlick1

F, #444, b. 20 February 1750, d. 24 January 1822
FatherJohann Daniel Warlick2,3 b. c 1710, d. b Apr 1772
MotherMaria Barbara Schindler b. b 1720, d. Jun 1784

Family 1

John Martin Shuford b. 1744, d. 22 Jun 1780
Child

Family 2

Jacob Summey b. Jun 1755
Last Edited19 Oct 2019
     Eve Warlick was born on 20 February 1750, daughter of Johann Daniel Warlick and Maria Barbara Schindler, in Anson County, North Carolina Colony.4,5,6,7

     Eve Warlick also is reported to have been born on 20 February 1752.8 She was also known as Eve Katherine Wahrlick9 or as Eve Catherine.4

     Eve, 16, married Martin Shuford, 22 years in March 1766 in North Carolina Colony.4,10,11

     On 19 August 1769, Daniel Warlock and Barbara, his wife, conveyed 50 acres of land to Martin Shooford (husband of Eve). On 16 Dec 1760, they deeded another 191 acres to him in Tryon County, North Carolina Colony.12

     Eve Shuford, 35, married Jacob Summey, 30 on 26 July 1785 in Lincoln County, North Carolina.13,14,2

     Eve Summey died on 24 January 1822 at age 71 in Lincoln County, North Carolina,4,15 and was buried in Old White Church Cemetery, Lincolnton, Lincoln County, North Carolina. The cemetery is now known as Emanual Church Cemetery classified as a historic cemetery and national historic district which was listed on the National Register of HIstoric Places in 1994. It was established in 1788, and contains the marked graves of some 265 citizens of Lincolnton, with an even larger number of unmarked graves. The oldest marked grave dates to 1801.4,16,17

Citations

  1. [S2758] Eaker, Lorena Shell, compiler. German Speaking People West of the Catawba River in North Carolina 1750-1899 and Some Emigres' Participation in the Early Settlement of Southwest Missouri (Church Hill: SCK Publications, 1994), page 413; the author believes family historians are incorrect in assigning a middle name of Catherine to her, believing they are confusing a separate woman with Eve.
  2. [S2758] Eaker. Germans West of Catawba River, page 460.
  3. [S1153] Holcomb, Brent H., abstractor. Tryon County, North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1769-1779 (Columbia: B. H. H., 1994), page 19; land was deeded to her husband on 19 Dec 1769.
  4. [S469] Shuford, David Wilson. Origins Of The Shuford Family in America (Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc., 1998), page 52.
  5. [S2751] Rzeminski, Peter Joseph. "Warlick Family," Catawba Cousins, vol. 12, no. 3 (Dec 1997): page 22, says she was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
  6. [S2758] Eaker. Germans West of Catawba River, page 460; states she could've been born as late as 1752 either in Berks County, Pennsylvania or west of the Catawba River in North Carolina.
  7. [S2839] Shuford, Rev. J. H.. "Shuford and Summey Ancestors Bible," Catawba Cousins, vol. 10, no. 4 (Mar 1995): from an "extremely old German or Dutch Bible discovered in an attic by Mr. M. H. Shuford, no date or imprint but believed to be between 100 and 200 years old. Printed in The Hickory Democrat, 22 Oct 1908.
  8. [S2758] Eaker. Germans West of Catawba River, page 413.
  9. [S2818] Rucker, Elizabeth Hoyle, The Genealogy of Peiter Heyl and His Descendants, 1100-1936: with the intermarried families of Arnold, Bess, Byrd, Cansler, Carlock, Carpenter, Costner (Kestner), Davis, Freeman, Friday, Gantt (Gaunt,Ghent) Green, Hahn, Henkel, Hoffman, Hovis, Huffstetler, Jones, Klein, Lineberger (Leinberger) , Mendenhall, McIntosk, Nesbitt, Payne, Patton, Peel, Peeler, Porter, Ramsour, Reihnardt, Rhyne, Reynolds, Robinson, Rudisill, Shuford, Summey, Smither, Thompson, Wells, Warlick, Weidner, and Wilfong (Shelby: E. H. R., c1938), page 55. This book is replete with errors, particularly with respect to the German ancestors of Pieter Heyl, and therefore should be used with caution.
  10. [S2758] Eaker. Germans West of Catawba River, page 460, states only the marriage occurred before 1769 in Lincoln County, NC whereas on page 413 says it occurred c1769.
  11. [S1153] Holcomb. Tryon Co, NC Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, page 19; land was deeded to him on 19 Dec 1769.
  12. [S1153] Holcomb. Tryon Co, NC Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, page 19.
  13. [S2751] Rzeminski. "Warlick Family", page 22.
  14. [S2866] "North Carolina Marriages, 1762-1979," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8YV-D2X : accessed 29 Mar 2011), Jacob Summy and Eve Shuford, 26 Jul 1785; citing reference, FHL Fiche 6330322.
  15. [S2758] Eaker. Germans West of Catawba River, pages 460, 413.
  16. [S2818] Rucker. Genealogy of Peiter Heyl, page 52.
  17. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 16 Apr 2013, memorial page for Eve Catherine Warlick Summey (1750-1822) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Terry Wagner, maintained by LoRetta Hughes; citing Old White Cemetery, Lincolnton, Lincoln County, North Carolina. This site consists of data submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery internments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and many times supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included.
  18. [S2398] Griffin, Clarence W.. History of Old Tryon and Rutherford Counties, North Carolina 1730-1936 (Asheville: The Miller Printing Company, 1937), page 170.