Mary H. Ragsdale1

F, #19635, b. 17 October 1841, d. 24 October 1896
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Stephen Turner Rives Jr b. 17 Oct 1838, d. 14 Jan 1918
Child
Last Edited20 Nov 2016
     Mary H. Ragsdale was born on 17 October 1841.2,3

     Mary, 25, married Stephen Turner Rives Jr, 28, son of Stephen Turner Rives and Sophia Meeks Cannon, on 28 May 1867.1

     Mary H. Rives died on 24 October 1896 at age 552,3 and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky.2,3

Citations

  1. [S3842] Giles, Joe W., e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner, dated 25 Jul 2014 5:54:17 PM CDT, entitled "STR".
  2. [S3842] Giles. Email, dated 25 Jul 2014 5:32:03 PM CDT, entitled "STR".
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 24 Jun 2016, memorial page for Mary H Rives (1841-1896) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Tammy Anne Brust (Beckett), maintained by Joe Craver - KY Legionnaire, originally created by Mike H; citing Riverside Cemetery, Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky.

Francis Rainey1

M, #6003, b. 12 October 1733, d. 24 February 1804

Family 1

Ann (--?--) d. 1779

Family 2

Child

Family 3

Judith Lambert b. bt 1766 - 1784
Last Edited9 Mar 2022
     
Ancestry Issues for Francis Rainey
     There is much debate over the parentage of this man. Various websites claim different fathers for him, but provide no documentation for their assertions. The will of William Rainey, dated 7 Jan 1765, and proven in Sussex County, Virginia in 1769, lists son William Rainey, son Nathaniel Rainey, son Francis Rainey, daughter Mary Baley (lived near "our" Francis Rainey), Elizabeth Rainey, Amy Rainey, and a plantation of 249 acres. The executor was his son, William Rainey.2 He states that before William died he had given Frances and Amy slaves as property. Frances married a Taylor, a family also of southeastern Mecklenburg County.3 If Wayne is correct and I believe he is even without seeing the will for myself, this makes it impossible for William to be Francis' father. However, there are other candidates.

     Another potential father is Roger Rainie, born c1700-1710, who was married to Sarah (--?--), lived in Sussex County with the following children listed in parish registers: Peter, born 20 Mar 1729; William, born 13 April 1731; Francis (named as a son in land records, but not listed in the parish register); (--?--) Raney, born 12 Oct 1733 (with no given name listed). Wayne Rainey does not believe that Sarah was the mother of Francis, but probably a second wife was. He suspects this Francis might be the grandfather of our Francis. He states that a Francis Rayney, with wife Mary, bought land in 1735 in the area that became Mecklenburg County, selling it in the 1750s to a man who became the father-in-law of James Rainey, oldest son of Francis and Ann.4 William Brent Allen has DNA analysis from FTDNA.

     In Patent Book 15, a Francis Raney, son of Roger Raney of Prince George Co., (patented) 200 acs. NL in sd Co. on middle Seller Fork of Deep Cr., above Westbrooks Survey; 20 Jun 1733, page 13. £1.5 This is clearly impossible if he was born in 1733! So, if the date of birth I have is accurate, there was another Francis Raney of an age to have a child. Even if Francis was born as early as 1725, he would not be old enough to patent acreage in 1733.

     To complicate matters even further, the Rainey DNA Project has turned up a Y-DNA link between Francis Rainey and Peter Rainey. The current thought is that this connection occurred in Dinwiddie County where most of the records have been burned.6
     Francis Rainey was born on 12 October 1733 in Surry County, Virginia Colony. One Rainey descendant claims Francis Rainey was born on October 12, 1773 in Martins Brandon Parish, Prince George County, Virginia. However, he fails to provide any source for his claim. Furthermore, from personal research we absolutely know this date to be erroneous.7,8

     On 3 July 1735, an entry of 52 deeds was made which had not been previously recorded. Among the presented and acknowledged deeds of lease and release we find the following familiar names: Francis Rayney, Philip Morgan, Henry Rottenberry, Jr., several Couch surnames. [Note: our Francis appears to have been too young to have been the Francis Rainey of these men.]9

(To see a map, please click Lunenburg County, Virginia 1748)

     On 20 July 1748, a patent for John Ornsby was entered in Amelia County, Virginia, in which his land is described as adjoining that of a number of men, including a Francis Raney. However, this is not where our Francis Rainey ultimately settled and, therefore, must refer to a different man. [It is added to prove that there were a number of men named Francis Rainey in Virginia.]10

     Francis married Ann (--?--). E. Wayne Rainey states that Francis was married to Ann (--?--) in an email to me. A number of family historians also show his wife as Ann, but so far I've found no deeds or other documention which name his wife as Ann, also known as Nancy Rottenbury. There was a connection to the Rottenbury family, but I'm unable to verify exact details at this time. As of 13 Nov 2020, I still cannot find a marriage record for them.11

     In 1758, he is listed in a Lunenburg County, Virginia Colony deed as being a resident of Dinwiddie County, Virginia Colony. "The deed was for 100 acres of land along the Great Creek. This area would later become part of Mecklenburg County. Francis and his children lived mostly in the area south of Gaulding Road which is off Marengo Road in southeastern Mecklenburg County to the Roanoke River."12

     On 24 April 1758, John Rottenberry and his wife, Mary, of Cumberland Parish in Lunenburg County conveyed to Francis Rainey of Bath Parish in Dinwiddie County "for divers good causes" and for £30, a tract of 100 acres of land, part of 400 acres patented to Henry Rottenberry on 16 Aug 1756, on the north side of the Roanoke River, bounded by the Great Creek and a new line. Signed by John (his mark) Rottenberry and Mary Rottenberry. Witnesses: Jon Ezel Jr., Eph. Mabry, Wm (his mark) Bartlet. Recorded 3 May 1758 in Lunenburg County, Virginia.

     This deed is the sole basis for the contention by some family historians that the surname of Francis' first wife was Rottenberry. There is no other record I've found to confirm this fact. While it is suggestive, most genealogists would be reluctant to confirm her surname with only this deed.

     On 17 September 1759, his name is listed on the Returns of Processioning in the Cumberland Parish Vestry Book at Lunenburg County, Virginia Colony. This means that the boundaries of his lands had been reviewed as required by the parish and its land marks renewed.13

     On 6 April 1769, he patented 400 acres on Great Creek, adjoining Malone, Lankford, et al in Mecklenburg County, Virginia Colony.14

     On 13 September 1773, there is a deed conveyance from Francis Rainey to Wm Rainey in Mecklenburg County, Virginia Colony.15

     On 8 April 1776, his name appears on the Polls for Mr. Henry Delony and Col. Bennett Goode. The presence of his name on these lists is considered "proof of loyalty and sympathy to the Revolutionary cause by voting to send staunch patriots to the General Assembly may be accepted as patriotic service by those hereditary societies which require such proof for membership."16

     On 3 February 1778, Francis Rainey of Mecklenburg County, conveyed to Frederick Rainey of Brunswick County, for the natural love that sd. Francis has for his son, sd. Frederic, and for 5 shillings, about 100 acres in Mecklenburg County and bounded by sd Frederick Rainey's corner on the great branch, in the spring branch. Signed Francis (his mark) Rainey. Witnesses were John Brown, Stephen Mabry, and John Neal. Recorded 9 Feb 1778 at Mecklenburg County, Virginia.17

     On 23 November 1779, Francis Rainey, father of the groom, was security for the marriage bond of Edith Morgan and Williamson M. Rainey at Mecklenburg County, Virginia, with Francis Rainey, father of the groom, as security.18,19,20

     A return of provisions etc. collected by Henry Delony, Comr. of Mecklenburg from the 30th March to the 8th September 1781 for bacon: Francis contributed 1 pound, plus 100# of beef over his division beef added to his other certificates.21

     On 9 April 1782, the county court processed claims originating from the Revolution in which it noted Francis Rainey for 400# of beef.22

     Francis Rainey and Judith Lambert obtained a marriage bond on 7 January 1797 at Mecklenburg County, Virginia, with Mark Lambert Jackson (Francis' son-in-law) as security. Judith was about 37 when they married..23,20

     "Francis and his much younger bride moved soon after their marriage to neighboring Brunswick County where they purchased 204 acres of land from Lemmon Shell in the sourthwestern corner of that county in present day Ebony, Virginia. This fits the 19 mile distance from the courthouse listed on county tax records."24

     On 14 July 1800, there is a deed conveyance from Francis Rainey to Frederick Rainey of this date at Mecklenburg County, Virginia.25

     Francis Rainey left a will dated on 21 October 1803 at Brunswick County, Virginia, in which he describes himself as "being sick & weakly of body"; names his son, James Rainey, dec'd, and his heirs (unnamed); children (unnamed) of son Frederick Rainey; son, Buckner Rainey; son, Williamson Rainey; daughter, Cresey Malone; daughter Sarah Sturdivant; Dicey Sturdivant; children (unnamed) of deceased daughter Color Jackson; wife, Judith; son, Isaac Rainey; daughter Betsey S; deceased children names are James, Frederick, and Drusilla. His executors were "my friend Grief Harwell and James Harwell." Witnesses were James Petillo, James Baugh, William Shell.26

     He died on 24 February 1804 in Brunswick County, Virginia, at age 70.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 23 Jan 2019.27

     His estate was probated on 27 February 1804 at Brunswick County, Virginia, proven by the oaths of James Baugh and William Shell.26

     On 16 November 1805, an accounting of the estate of Francis Rainey by John H. Bass, administrator, for 1804-1805 named Harrison Barner, Grief Harwell, John Lett Abner Steed. The widow was noted. Also the hire of Jacob was noted. It was audited as of this date by Willie Harrison, William Batey, Wm Huff. Returned to Court 23 Dec 1805 at Brunswick County, Virginia.28

     His estate was appraised on 23 December 1805 at Brunswick County, Virginia, by James Baugh, William Baugh, and William Shell. It was returned to Court by John H. Bass Administrator.29

     In 1815, his heirs' land is listed as being at Hobbeses Meeting house, 5 miles southeast of the courthouse at Lawrenceville. His estate is listed as being 20 miles south of the courthouse at Lawrenceville in Brunswick County, Virginia.30

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1764on Edmund Taylor's List with four tithes on 100 acresSt. James Parish, Lunenburg County, Virginia Colony31
1764on Edmund Taylor's List as Francis Raney with four tithes and 100 acresSt. James Parish, Lunenburg County, Virginia Colony32
1782on Lewis Parham's List with three white souls and eight black soulsMecklenburg County, Virginia33
1800on Robert Watson's list with 1 white tithe, 2 horses, 2 black tithes over 16, and 1 black tithe between 12 and 16Brunswick County, Virginia34
1801with 1 white tithe, 2 black tithes, 1 black between 12 and 16 and two horses [I would think he was too old to be taxed]Brunswick County, Virginia35
1802with 1 white tithe, 2 black tithes, 1 black between 12 and 16 and two horsesBrunswick County, Virginia35
1803with 1 white tithe, 2 black tithes, 2 blacks between 12 and 16 and two horsesBrunswick County, Virginia35

Citations

  1. [S493] Rainey, H. Wayne, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner, dated 21 Feb 2001, containing Gedcom attachment.
  2. [S1216] Hopkins, William Lindsay, abstractor. Sussex County, Virginia Will Books A-F, 1754-1806 (Richmond: W. L. Hopkins, 1990), page 191, citing Will Book B, however Wayne Rainey has seen the original will and says the index is mistaken that Francis is actually Frances a girl which he verified through deed study.
  3. [S493] Rainey. Email, dated 5 Aug 2014 8:27:59 PM CDT, entitled Re: Francis Rainey LWT 21 Oct 1803.
  4. [S493] Rainey. Email, dated 12 Apr 2014 entitled "Re: Rebecca Lee Carroll".
  5. [S1032] Nugent, Marion Nell, abstractor. Cavaliers and Pioneers - Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1732-1741, IV (1934; reprint Richmond: Press of the Dietz Print Co., 1999), page 3.
  6. [S493] Rainey. Email, dated 31 May 2014, entitled "Re: Some Rainey Mystery Women".
  7. [S493] Rainey. Email, dated 21 Feb 2001, containing Gedcom attachment, provides the date provisionally used.
  8. [S2189] Book Committee. The Heritage of Mecklenburg County, Virginia 1765-2006 (n.s.: Walsworth Publishing Company, 2006), page 227, says he was born c1725.
  9. [S3682] Brunswick County, Virginia Order Books, vols 1-3, 1732-1783, FHL Film 0,030,662, microfilm of original records at the Brunswick County Courthouse in Lawrenceville, Virginia, page 99.
  10. [S806] Nugent, Marion Nell, abstractor. Cavaliers and Pioneers - Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents & Grants, 1741-1749, V (Richmond: Virginia Genealogical Society, 1934-1999), page 259; citing Patent Book No. 26, page 457, but mentioning several other dates.
  11. [S493] Rainey. Email, dated 5 Jan 2011.
  12. [S2189] Book Committee. Mecklenburg Co., VA Heritage, page 227.
  13. [S2922] Bell, Landon Covington, editor. Cumberland Parish (Richmond: W. Byrd Press, 1930), page 500; accessed 23 Apr 2011.
  14. [S1217] Elliott, Katherine B., compiler. Early Settlers, Mecklenburg County Virginia, Volume I (South Hill, Virginia; Easley, South Carolina: K. B. Elliott; Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1964; 1983), page 58; citing Patent Book 38, page 622.
  15. [S3137] Mecklenburg County, Virginia General Index to Deeds, Grantor M-Z 1765-1933, FHL Film 0,032,529, microfilm of original records at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse in Boydton, Virginia and at the Virginia State Library and Archives in Richmond, Virginia, Book 4, page 151 for original.
  16. [S2393] Bell, Mary McCampbell. "Patriotic Service in the Revolutionary War: Mecklenburg County, Virginia Poll Lists of 1776 and 1777," The Virginia Genealogist, vol. 26, no. 3 (103) (Jul-Sep 1982): page 171.
  17. [S3138] Mecklenburg County, Virginia Deed Books, 1777-1786, FHL Film 0,032,534, microfilm of original records at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse in Boydton, Virginia and at the Virginia State Library and Archives in Richmond, Virginia, Deed Book 5, page 177.
  18. [S423] Vogt, John and Kethley, T. William. Mecklenburg County Marriages - 1765-1853 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Co., 1989), page 242. Virginia Historic Marriage Register.
  19. [S3485] Membership application of Ann Payne Murphy, applied to Treasure Coast Chapter, Florida on William Thomas and Joel Thomas. Ancestor No. A113768, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Office of the Registrar General, Washington, D. C., a copy of the original marriage bond is in this file on which Williamson Rany signed his name whereas Francis Rainey made his mark.
  20. [S570] Nottingham, Stratton. The Marriage License Bonds of Mecklenburg County, Virginia 1765-1810 (Onancock, Virginia: s.n., c1928), page 43, viewed online on 20 Nov 2020 . Now online.
  21. [S3780] Abercrombie, Janice L. and Slatten, Richard, compilers. Virginia Publick Claims - Mecklenburg County (Athens, Georgia: Iberian Publishing Company), page 45, citing page 16.
  22. [S3780] Abercrombie and Slatten. Mecklenburg Co., VA Public Claims, page 2, citing page 2.
  23. [S423] Vogt and Kethley, Mecklenburg Co VA Marr - 1765-1853, page 115.
  24. [S3824] Membership application of Judy Gail Thompson, applied to Daughters of the American Revolution on Francis Rainey. National No. M816954, Ancestor No. A203817, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Office of the Registrar General, Washington, D. C., page 86, citing Brunswick County, Virginia Deed Book 17, page 253.
  25. [S3137] Mecklenburg Co., VA Grantor M-Z Indx, FHL Film 0,032,529, Book 10, page 303.
  26. [S3129] Brunswick County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 6-7, 1795-1812, FHL Film 0,030,635, microfilm of original records at the Brunswick County Courthouse in Lawrenceville, Virginia, Francis Rainey will, Will Book 7, pages 2-4.
  27. [S493] Rainey. Email, dated 21 Feb 2001, containing a genealogy report attachment.
  28. [S3129] Brunswick Co., VA Will Bks., vols. 6-7, 1795-1812, FHL Film 0,030,635, Francis Rainey will, Will Book 7, page 101 (139).
  29. [S2792] Bradley Jr., Stephen E., abstractor. Brunswick County, Virginia Will Books 1804-1812, 5 (Lawrenceville: S. E. B., 1998), page 29; citing Will Book 7, page 98.
  30. [S3277] Ward, Roger G., compiler. 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazeteer), II (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1997), page 29.
  31. [S1217] Elliott. Early Settlers, Mecklenburg Co., VA, v. 1, page 158.
  32. [S5669] Belll, Landon C., compiler. Sunlight On The Southside: List of Tithes, Lunenburg County, Virginia 1748-1783 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974), page 256.
  33. [S3796] "Mecklenburg County, Virginia 1782 Taxlist of Lewis Parham", contributed by Joy Fisher, email at e-mail address, online at http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/mecklenburg/census/1782/1782tax04.txt , uploaded 29 Jun 2008, website address verified 13 Jul 2019.
  34. [S6209] Dorman, John Frederick, compiler. "The 1800 Tax List of Brunswick County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, vol 11, No, 4 (Oct-Dec 1968): page 176.
  35. [S3824] Membership application, Judy Gail Thompson, National no. M816954, National Society DAR, page 87.

Sarah Williamson Rainey1

F, #431, b. 29 October 1815, d. 7 October 1888
FatherWilliamson Rainey Jr2,3 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 Edited11 Feb 2021
     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.4,5 Sarah Williamson Rainey also has been reported to have been born on 29 October 1814 in Virginia, according to the obituary printed in the Texas Christian Advocate.6 Another source indicates the year of birth as circa 1817 at Virginia.7

     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

     Williamson Rainey, Jr, father of the bride, gave consent to the marriage on 13 December 1838 at Mecklenburg County, Virginia.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 W. and Charles G. Turner 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.8

     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 Sallie 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. Unfortunately, FamilySearch does not appear to have Chancery Court Records, vol. 2 filmed. Volume 1 ends in 1844 and volume 3 begins in 1860.9

     On 18 April 1859, the final distribution of the estate of Williamson Rainey, decd., running from 1858 until this date was provided to the Court and recorded in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. Distributees: Thomas I. Rainey (?); John J. Rainey; Henry R. Thomas & wife (Emily Rainey); Charles G. Turner & wife (Sarah W. Rainey) Edward S. Cleaton and wife (Margaret J. Rainey); Herbert B. Rainey; Zach. Curtis & wife (Harriet Caroline Rainey); Thomas G. Thompson & wife (Mary E. Rainey); Martha C. Rainey; Joseph H. Rainey; and Adelia A. Rainey; Charles W. Rainey; and, Rosa, Rufus and Robert Rainey, children of Thomas I. Rainey, decd.3

     Between 1862 and 1868, Sarah lost her three older brothers in the Civil War. Her youngest brother died in 1868 in Texas.10

     On 9 July 1863, In his will, Benjamin Franklin Turner names his mother, Sarah W. Turner and his brother, S. W. Turner as Executor.11

     Sarah Williamson Turner died on 7 October 1888 at age 72 in Tyler, Smith County, Texas,6 and was buried in Plot #3, 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.6,4,12

     She is also reported to have died on 10 October 1888 at Tyler, Smith County, Texas.4,13

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 Carolina14
185033 years of ageRegiment 98, Mecklenburg County, Virginia7
186044 years of ageSaint Tammany PO, Mecklenburg County, Virginia5
187057 years of ageSmith County, Texas15
188064 years of age and living in her son, Stephen's, household as a BoarderHenderson, Rusk County, Texas16

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," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utahunknown cd3 ), entry for unknown cd2 : accessed Williamson Rainey estate administration (1857), Will Book 19.
  3. [S6451] "Mecklenburg County, Virginia Will Books 18-20," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utahhttps://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9P6-537H?i=544&cat=382696 ), entry for Williamson Rainey, decd., 1857, Will Book 19, pages 428-433 : accessed 10 Feb 2021.
  4. [S176] East Texas Genealogical Society. Cemetery Records of Smith County, Texas, I (Tyler: The East Texas Genealogical Society, 1981), page 15.
  5. [S68] "1860 United States Federal Census," Mecklenburg County, Virginia, population schedule, dwelling 214, family 214, Charles G. Turner household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M653, Roll 1362, page 259. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  6. [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.
  7. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Mecklenburg County, Virginia, population schedule, 98th Regiment Township, dwelling 140, family 140, Charles G. Turner household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M432, Roll 960, page 57A, image 17. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  8. [S251] Luke, Joy Turner, e-mail message from (e-mail address) (Sperryville, Virginia) to Toby Turner, dated 17 Feb 2001.
  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, 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.
  10. [S493] Rainey, H. Wayne, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner, dated 21 Feb 2001.
  11. [S1213] Leath, Andrew L., abstractor. Abstracts of the Smith County Probate Records, Smith County, Texas 1846-1880 (Tyler: The Jack T. Greer Memorial Trust Fund, 1984), File: T PMB: C-3/58/E282-286 374-376 1/42.
  12. [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.
  13. [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.
  14. [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. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  15. [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, citing National Archives microfilm M593, Roll 1605, page 411A. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online,. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  16. [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, citing National Archives microfilm T9, Roll 1325, page 6B. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.

Williamson Rainey Jr1

M, #845, b. circa 1789, d. before 16 February 1857
FatherWilliamson M. Rainey2,3 b. 2 Nov 1760, d. b 19 Apr 1847
MotherEdith Morgan b. 1763, d. b 8 Jan 1846

Family

Martha Elizabeth Cook b. c 1793, d. b 21 Dec 1857
Child
Last Edited12 Feb 2021
     Williamson Rainey Jr was born circa 1789, son of Williamson M. Rainey and Edith Morgan, in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.4

     Williamson Rainey Jr and Martha Elizabeth Cook obtained a marriage bond on 22 December 1810 at Mecklenburg County, Virginia,5 with Charles D. Cleaton as bondsman5 and with consent to the marriage by John Cook, Sr. father of the bride.5

     Williamson married Martha Elizabeth Cook, daughter of John Cook, on 22 December 1810 at Mecklenburg County, Virginia.5

     Between 1812 and 1814, Williamson Rainey is listed as Sgt. during the War of 1812 in the First Regiment, Virginia Militia, serving under Captain John J. Moore. There is a payroll record for him for the period of August 31-November 30, 1814. Isham Nance is listed as a 2nd Sergeant. There are many connections with the Nance family. (I originally had this under Williamson Sr., but decided he was too old to have been in active service during this time.)

     The problem is that I can't access the cited source thanks to the Library of Virginia's new search algorithm. Fold3 only has a William Rainey listed as a private in the 1st Virginia Militia.6

     In 1833, Williamson Rainey, Jr. purchased the Frederick Rainey family home from Buckner Rainey's estate in 1833 and gave the house to his son, John J. Rainey.7

     On 8 January 1846, he is named in his father's will of this date.3

     The will of Williamson Rainey described how his gravesite was to be designed. (This is untrue; he died intestate and, therefore, did not leave a will.)Time was not kind to his final resting place because after the land left the family, the stone border and graves in the family cemetery were plowed over. His tombstone is located on the right side of the driveway of the Sarah and Charles Turner homeplace. It was placed at the site of the family cemetery by the DAR in 1967 as attested to by Virgie Dixon (Mrs. Arthur Dixon) who owned the land in 2001 and was present at the dedication.8

     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 Sallie 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. Unfortunately, FamilySearch does not appear to have Chancery Court Records, vol. 2 filmed. Volume 1 ends in 1844 and volume 3 begins in 1860.9

     Williamson Rainey Jr died intestate before 16 February 1857 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 27 Jan 2019.10

     On 16 February 1857, Charles G. Turner, and Jno. Rainey, were bonded as administrators of the estate of Williamson Rainey, decd., in the amount of $25,000 with A. G. Boyd and William Pennington as securities.10

     Williamson Rainey Jr's estate was appraised on 23 February 1857 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, by O. H. P. Tanner, Jos. Bennett, Wm H. Taylor and Wm. B. Cleaton in the amount of $19,483.42. It was turned into the Court on 5 May 1857 and recorded Apr term of Court 1857.11

     On 4 March 1857, Charles G. Turner, administrator of the estate of Williamson Rainey, presented an accounting of the sale property in the amount of $13,580.96 which after deductions totaled $2,825.27 to the Court at Mecklenburg County, Virginia.12

     On 8 March 1857, John L. (J.) Rainey, Commissioner of Williamson Rainey, deced, of one part and Charles G. Turner of the other part, in consideration of $262, conveyed Lot #5 on east side of great Creek, in the lower part of Mecklenburg County belonging to the estate of Williamson Rainey Deced containing 131 acres and bound on the north by lands of George Williams south by lands of Elizabeth Rainey, on the east by lands of Charles Turner and west by lands belonging to the Estate of the said Williamson Rainey Deed.13

     In April 1857, in this term of Court, an accounting of property sales from Williamson Rainey's estate was presented. Charles G. Turner and Jno. J. Rainey were Commissioners and Administrators of Williamson Rainey decd. Land was devised to Martha Rainey (his widow), Jno. J. Rainey, J. H. Rainey and Charles G. Turner. Other names are mentioned as to receiving property during the sale.14

     On 18 April 1859, the final distribution of the estate of Williamson Rainey, decd., running from 1858 until this date was provided to the Court and recorded at Mecklenburg County, Virginia. Distributees: Thomas I. Rainey (?); John J. Rainey; Henry R. Thomas & wife (Emily Rainey); Charles G. Turner & wife (Sarah W. Rainey) Edward S. Cleaton and wife (Margaret J. Rainey); Herbert B. Rainey; Zach. Curtis & wife (Harriet Caroline Rainey); Thomas G. Thompson & wife (Mary E. Rainey); Martha C. Rainey; Joseph H. Rainey; and Adelia A. Rainey; Charles W. Rainey; and, Rosa, Rufus and Robert Rainey, children of Thomas I. Rainey, decd.15

     On 14 October 1863, a deed was conveyed from Williamson Rainey's Estate to Charles G. Turner in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.16

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1820with one free white male under 10; two free white males between 26 and 45; two free white females under 10; two free white females between 16 and 26; one free white female 45 or older; three people are engaged in agriculture; two male slaves under 14; one female slave under 14; for a total of 16 people in the household.

     He is living close to one of the two Austin Wright, Junrs in Mecklenburg County
Mecklenburg County, Virginia17
185061 years of age. He is living near his daughter, Sarah Williamson Rainey, and her husband, Charles Granderson Turner. At household 146 is William Rainey who, by his age, might be a brotherRegiment 98, Mecklenburg County, Virginia18
Farmer with real estate valued at $4,000 (worth $108,760.75 in 2012 dollars)18

Citations

  1. [S3131] Mecklenburg County, Virginia Will Books, vol. 15 (p. 426-end), 1841-1843, vols. 16-17, 1843-1853, FHL Film 1,870,865, 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, William Rainey Senr will, Will Book 16, pages 374-376.
  2. [S1062] Williamson Rainey, pension application R8563; digital images, (NARA: Washington, D. C.), online at https://www.fold3.com/image/27931411?terms=williamson,rainey imaged from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, National Archives microfilm publication Record Group 15, Series M804, roll 1994.
  3. [S3131] Mecklenburg Co., VA Will Bks 15-17, 1841-1853, FHL Film 1,870,865, William Rainey Senr. will, Will Book 16, pages 374-376.
  4. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Mecklenburg County, Virginia, population schedule, Regiment 98 Township, dwelling 143, family 143, Williamson Rainey household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M432, Roll 960, page 57, image 18. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  5. [S423] Vogt, John and Kethley, T. William. Mecklenburg County Marriages - 1765-1853 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Co., 1989), page 116. Virginia Historic Marriage Register.
  6. [S5580] "United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815," database with images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29K-GHDZ, entry for Williamson Rainy, 1812-1815; citing NARA microfilm publication M602 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); roll 170; FHL microfilm 882,688, accessed 16 May 2020). This is a replacement for an earlier source which I could not find again, but believe it was a book from the Clayton Library.
  7. [S493] Rainey, H. Wayne, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner, dated 21 Feb 2001.
  8. [S230] Drewa, Vernon, "Email, Vernon Drewa," e-mail message from e-mail address to Toby Turner, dated 7 Aug 2007 with an attached ahnentafel of Stephen W. Turner.
  9. [S230] Drewa. Email, 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.
  10. [S6451] "Mecklenburg County, Virginia Will Books 18-20," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utahhttps://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9P6-5386?i=384&cat=382696 ), entry for Williamson Rainey, decd., 1857, Will Book 19, page 108 : accessed 10 Feb 2021.
  11. [S6451] "Mecklenburg Co., VA Will Bks., 18-20," FamilySearch, Williamson Rainey, decd., 1857, Will Book 19, pages 138-139 at Provo, Utahhttps://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9P6-53HM?i=399&cat=382696, accessed 10 Feb 2021.
  12. [S6451] "Mecklenburg Co., VA Will Bks., 18-20," FamilySearch, Williamson Rainey, decd., 1857, Will Book 19, pages 132-137 at Provo, Utahhttps://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9P6-53HG?i=396&cat=382696, accessed 10 Feb 2021.
  13. [S251] Luke, Joy Turner, e-mail message from (e-mail address) (Sperryville, Virginia) to Toby Turner, dated 17 Feb 2001, citing Mecklenburg County Deed Book 35, page 505..
  14. [S3132] "Mecklenburg County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 18-19, 1853-1859, vol. 20 (p. 1-250), 1859-1861," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utahunknown cd3 ), entry for unknown cd2 : accessed Williamson Rainey estate administration (1857), Will Book 19.
  15. [S6451] "Mecklenburg Co., VA Will Bks., 18-20," FamilySearch, Williamson Rainey, decd., 1857, Will Book 19, pages 428-433 at Provo, Utahhttps://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9P6-537H?i=544&cat=382696, accessed 10 Feb 2021.
  16. [S3137] Mecklenburg County, Virginia General Index to Deeds, Grantor M-Z 1765-1933, FHL Film 0,032,529, microfilm of original records at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse in Boydton, Virginia and at the Virginia State Library and Archives in Richmond, Virginia, Book 36, citing page 633.
  17. [S59] "1820 United States Federal Census," Mecklenburg County, Virginia, Roll 130, page 303, line 17, Williamson Rainy household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M33. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015. Their 1820 census image quality was superior to those available on ancestry.com.
  18. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Mecklenburg County, Virginia, pop. sch., Regiment 98 Township, dwell. 143, fam. 143, Williamson Rainey, household , Roll 960, page 57B, image 18.

Williamson M. Rainey1

M, #5887, b. 2 November 1760, d. before 19 April 1847
FatherFrancis Rainey2 b. 12 Oct 1733, d. 24 Feb 1804

Family

Edith Morgan b. 1763, d. b 8 Jan 1846
Child
Last Edited25 Jan 2022
     Williamson M. Rainey was born on 2 November 1760, son of Francis Rainey, in Mecklenburg County, Virginia Colony.3

     He performed his Military Service as a Private in the Mecklenburg County, Virginia Militia during the Revolutionary War.

     For the details, see his sworn pension application below.

     A D. A. R. marker has been erected at the front yard of his former home commemorating the Revolutionary War service of Williamson Rainey, Sr. (1760-1847) as a private in the Virginia militia.4

     His original tour of duty was for three months. He cannot remember the exact day of discharge. He then served a tour as a substitute for a man by the name of Jeter.5

     The full names of the men under whom he served were Captain John Burton, Major James Anderson, and Colonel Frederick Maclin.5

     In 1779, he was called to serve a second tour of militia duty for three months under Captain Benjamin Marshall or Capt. Mabry (he can't recollect which) of Mecklenburg County. He rendezvoused at the Mecklenburg Courthouse and took up the line of march sometime in the month of June. They marched through Brunswick County to Dinwiddie Court house and were there stationed until discharged, serving only three weeks.5

     Williamson M. Rainey and Edith Morgan obtained a marriage bond on 23 November 1779 at Mecklenburg County, Virginia, with Francis Rainey, father of the groom, as security.6,7,8 Reuben Morgan, father of the bride, gave consent to the marriage on 23 November 1779 which indicated she was under the age of 21 on this date.9,8

     In 1781, "I was called out to serve a third Tour of Militia duty under Col. Tucker, Maj. Holcomb, in Capt Whittier's [?] Company of Militia of Mecklenburg County, Virginia line. . . rendezvoused at Mecklenburg Court house and took up the line of march sometimes in the month of April. . . . . at the time of marching I were (sic) sick and obtained a furlough for 10 days. . . at the expiration of my furlough I joined my company into the main army at Point of Fork on James River under command of Barron Stuben and Gen. Lawson - in view of the enemy camp on the oposite (sic) side of the river. . we were generally moving, not long stationed at any one place and in no engagement. We marched through Cumberland County, Prince Edward, and into the County of Charlotte and remained there a while. While there I was taken very sick and were (sic) confined to the hospital and [?] got a substitute to finish my Tour of duty after serving Two and half months fo the best of my recollection. I was drafted and I have not any documentary evidence to prove my service only the affidavits of William Coleman, William Inscoe which is here annexed."5

     His name appears as William Rainey on a list of Patriots of Brunswick County, Virginia who rendered services during the Revolution.10

     On 22 November 1790, James Paine, Sheriff, to Henry Fitts. Sale of a negro belonging to Henry Sturdivant sold for debt of £62, 9 shillings and 6 pence he owed Williamson Rainey. Henry Fitts being the highest bidder at sale 22 May 1790. Acknowledged in Nov Court at Warren County, North Carolina.11

     On 28 February 1791, James Paine, Sheriff, to Elisabeth Foote, highest bidder at sale of a negro, property of Henry Sturdivant & sold for his debt of £19, 5 shillings, 4 pence and 3/4 owed to Williamson Rainey. Witnesses: Ricey Colclough. Acknowledged in May Court in Warren County. Could this be the Sturdivant male who married Williamson's sister, Sarah?12

     On 20 August 1803, Williamson Rainey paid £87.6.0 current Virginia money to Isham Nance Senr for 66.5 acres in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.13

     On 21 October 1803, he is named in his father's will of this date.2

     On 15 October 1804, Williamson Rainey witnessed the will of Stephen (his mark) Jones, as well as being one of the two witnesses to prove the will by oath at Mecklenburg County, Virginia.14

     At some point between 1811 and 1813, the Methodist minister, Rev. John Early, who preached at Salem Church (built between Nov 1792 and Dec 1794) two miles south of the present town of South Hill, spent a night at Brother Williamson Rainey's home north of Route 627 near Route 620.15

     In 1815, his land is listed as being on the east side of Great Creek, 17 miles southeast of the courthouse at "Great Ridge" in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.16

     On 23 October 1841, Williamson Rainey appeared before a Justice of the Peace, "aged Eighty years, eleven months 2 days", who swore to his service bo obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress of 7 Jun 1832. That he entered the Service of the United States under the following military officers; and served as herein stated, Colo. Macklin of Brunswick County, Virginia() Maj Anderson of Mecklenburg and in Capt. Burtons Company of Militia of the Virginia line. We rendezvoused at Mecklenburg Courthouse in the year 1776 or 77 to the best of my recollection and took up the line of march from thence sometime in the Month of July and marched thru the Counties of Brunswick, Prince George thru the Towns of Smith-Field crossed the Nancy-Mun river at Sleepy Hole Spring from thence to Portsmith (Portsmouth) and Joined the main army under Command of Genl Harrison as well as I can recollect. And were there stationed until discharged for a tour of three months, some time in the months of Sept or Octr in the same year the day of the month of Starting & the day of being discharged cannot be recollected. If I received a written discharge I cannot recollect it. If I did it is either lost or mislaid. I served this Tour as a substitute for a man by the name of Jeter - a resident of Mecklenburg County . . .
Then in the Year 1779, I was called out to serve a second Tour of militia duty three months under Capt. Marshal or Capt Mabry (I cannot recollect which) of Mecklenburg County & rendezvous at Mecklenburg Courthouse and took up the line of March sometime in the months of June marched thru Brunswick County to Dinwiddie Courthouse & were there stations till discharge serving only three weeks to the best of my recollections. the day of starting and being discharged cannot be precisely recollected and if under any field officer I do not recollect him I was drafted into the service from the county of Mecklenburg then in the year 1781(.) I was called out to served a third tour of Militia duty under Colo. Tucker, Majr Holcomb in Capt. Whittins Company of Militia of Mecklenburg County, Virginia line we rendezvoused at Mecklenburg Court house and took up the line of March sometime in the month of April (the day not recollected) marched but at the time of marching I was sick and obtained a furlough for 10 days at the expiration of my furlough, I joined my company and the maine Army at Point of Fork on James River under command of Baron Steuband and Genl. Lawson in view of the Enemies Camp on the opposite side of the river we were generally moving, not long stationed at any one place and in no engagement we marched thru Cumberland County, Prince Edward, and into the County of Charlotte and remained there a while whilst there I was taken very sick and was confined to the hospital and then got a substitute to finish my tour of duty after serving Two and half months to the best of my recollection. I was drafted and I have not any documentary evidence to prove my Service only the affidavits of William Coleman & William Inscoe which is here annexed.
(Signed by Williamson Rainer senr)

     He then answered direct questions as to his date of birth (2 Nov 1760 with proof in his large Church Bible) and service.

     George Rogers and Philip Rainey swore to Williamson's age and service. Finally Stephen T(?) Pool, a magistrate in Mecklenburg County states he believed, after the statement, interrogatories and sworn states of Rogers and Pool that he believed Williamson had been a Revolutionary war soldier. at Mecklenburg County, Virginia.17

     On 19 January 1842, he applied for a Revolutionary War Pension explaining that after the passage of the act of 7 Jun 1832 he was called on to swear to the service of himself and a neighbor, William Inscoe, at the home of Col. George Rogers (acting magistrate) about a mile and a half from his house. He left the affidavit in the hands of Col. Rogers in order for him to make his declaration after taking the affidavit of William Coleman and Thomas Tanner, contemporary soldiers also. However, Tanner died shortly thereafter and Coleman lived the distance of 20 miles. Col. Rogers informed him that it was mislaid or lost and has not been since seen and moved away a distance of about 22 miles. Williamson stated he had not been from home but once for the last 20 years past and since the removal of Col. Rogers he has not made an application to any person to make out his declaration.

     His son, Williamson, traveled a distance of 50 miles to undertake getting the application to the right place for his father. William Coleman, William Inscoe, along with the Justice of the Peace, Stephen Pool, as well as Col. Rogers swore to this explanation for the delay. These affidavits can be found on pages 12-15, 18 of the pension file.

     I could find no letter or specific reason that his pension was denied in this file.18

     Williamson M. Rainey left a will dated on 8 January 1846 at Mecklenburg County, Virginia.

The Will of Williamson M. Rainey

     Item 1st I give and bequeath to my daughter Nancy Nance one hundred and fifty dollars to her and the heirs of her body forever. 2nd, I give and bequeath to my son Bartlett Rainey the tract of Land on which I now live (except fifteen feet square lying by the side of the Garden under some apple trees which I reserve for a grave yard and which I desire to be walled in with rock) and containing by actual survey four hundred and forty acres be the same more or less and bounded as follows: Beginning at white oak in William Rainey's line thence the new road to white oak (?) in my old line thence to the creek to Turkey oak, thence up the creek to horn beams on Poythreps line thence along his line to a sycamore along the same to a black jack on Cleatons line to a corner formerly Lewis Williams thence along Geo. Willis line to persimon (?) to a gum thence down the branch to the creek thence down the creek to a new line to be run on the south edge of a ticket to a small persimon tree thence to a poplar on great branch where there were two (?) (?) thence to William Rainey's line thence along his line to the beginning to him and his heirs forever. I also desire that he shall be allowed to take the negro girl May (?) sister of Charlotte at valuation. 3rd I give and bequeath to my son Williamson Rainey all that parcel of Land not included in the devise to my son Bartlett and bounded by the new line before mentioned William Rainey and great creek supposed to be fifty five acres more or less to him and his heirs forever. 4th I give and bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth Kydd two negroes a man Washington and a girl Harriet to her and the heirs of her body forever. 5th I give and bequeath to my Daughter Rebecca King the following tract of land containing by survey one hundred and eleven and a half acres be the same more or less and bounded as follows beginning at pinters in my old line at the road thence along my old line to the creek up the he creek to Poythrip line thence along his line to a pine along the same to a spanish oak thence along Moons line to the road thence along the old land to the begining (sic) to her and the heirs of her body forever. I also in like manner give her the sum of twenty five dollars. Item 6th I give and bequeath to my son Allen Rainey five dollars to him and his heirs forever. 7th I give and bequeath to my Grand Daughter Betsey W. Saunders seventy five dollars to her and the heirs of her body forever. And I also desire that she shall not be held accountable for any board while she lived with me. 8th In the distribution of my Estate hereafter directed to be sold I require that those hereafter named shall account for the following sums William Rainey to account for $125.00. The heirs of Allen Rainey for $125 & Williamson Rainey for $125. Mary A. Thomas for $100.00 Elizabeth M. Kydd for $125 and Bartlett Rainey for $125.00 in consideration for a negro David given him and not mentioned in the 2nd Item. The above sums have been severally advanced them over what my other children have received. 9th My will and desire is that all the residue of my estate of every description at my death be sold including the following tract of land containing by survey one hundred and thirty five acres and bounded as follows Beginning at a corner Turker oak in Moon's line at the road, thence along my old line to scrub oak in Len Thomas' line along his line to William Rainey's corner along william Raineys line to white oak at the road thence along the road to the begining (sic). But I desire that my sons William Rainey and Bartlett Rainey shall be allowed to take this land at the price of three dollars per acre if they choose, and the proceeds arising from said sale as well as that of all the rest of my Estate, after the payment of all my just debts be equally divided (sic) among the following persons (viz) to Nancy Nance one ninth part() to the two children of the late Isham Rainey one ninth part; to William Rainey one nineth part to Mary A. Thomas one ninth part to Williamson Rainey one ninth part, to Sally Thomas one ninth part to Elizabeth M. Kydd one ninth part to Bartlett Rainey one ninth part, to William Rainey hereby appointed trustee of Rebecca King one ninth part to be used by him the said Trustee for the sole benefit of her the said Rebecca King, and the heirs of her body as he the said William may think she requires it or in his judgement may think necessary to them and the heirs of their bodies forever. My further will and desire is that should my sons William and Bartlett conclude to take the tract of Land mentioned in the last clause above at the price there stated that they shall have two years to pay the money in. 10th I hereby nominate and appoint my sons William Rainey and Bartlett Rainey Executors to this my last will and Testament and wish them to receive as compensation for their trouble the sum of one hundred and twenty five dollars each. In testimoney whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 8th day of January 1846.                               (Signed) William Rainey (seal)
     Witnesses: Benjamin I. Walker, Miles Hall, Francis O. D. Green, James E. Poythrep, Lewis T. Poythrep and Matthew Williams.

     I do not know who the granddaughter named Betsey W. Saunders could be!19

     Williamson M. Rainey died before 19 April 1847 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia,19 and was buried near South Hill, Mecklenburg County, Virginia. According to Wayne Rainey, Williamson is buried across the road from his home in the old Rainey Cemetery. "Some of the Rainey descendants protested the placing in 1969 of the DAR tombstone, but the Bartlett Rainey descendant who started the process had it placed there."

     Find A Grave lists his burial in Lay-Ramsey Family Cemetery, Lunenburg, Lunenburg County, Virginia. I've sent an email dated 6 May 2019 correcting this.20,21,22

     His estate was probated on 19 April 1847 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. The will was proven by the oaths of Benjamin I. Walker, Miles Hall, James E. Poythrip and Matthew Williams and recorded. On the motion of Wm. Rainey and Bartlett Rainey the executors therein named who made oath thereto according to law and together with Matthew Williams, John B. Northington and George Rogers there (sic) securities entered into and acknowledged their bopnd in the penalty of '$25000 conditioned according to law certificate is granted them for obtaining a probat (sic) in due form.
Test Richd B. Baptist.23

     His estate was inventoried on 27 May 1847 at Mecklenburg County, Virginia, which started off with ten slaves. Only part of it was copied by Ms. Piercy for her application.24

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1782on Lewis Parham's List with three white souls and five black soulsMecklenburg County, Virginia25
1787on Personal Property List "A" with no white males between 16 and 21; two Black males over 16; one Black male under 16; two horses, mares, colts, and/or mules; and, fifteen head of cattle. His slaves are named: Ned, Butcher, and LydiaMecklenburg County, Virginia26

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1820with one free white male between 16 and 26; one free white male 45 or older (himself); two free white females between 16 and 26; one free white female 45 or older; ten people engaged in agriculture; three male slaves under 14; two male slaves between 14 and 26; one male slave between 26 and 45; two male slaves 45 or older; three female slaves under 14; one female slave between 14 and 26; two female slaves between 26 and 45; and, one female slave 45 or older - a total of 20 people in the householdMecklenburg County, Virginia27

Citations

  1. [S493] Rainey, H. Wayne, e-mail message from (e-mail address) to Toby Turner, dated 16 Feb 2001, containing Gedcom attachment.
  2. [S3129] Brunswick County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 6-7, 1795-1812, FHL Film 0,030,635, microfilm of original records at the Brunswick County Courthouse in Lawrenceville, Virginia, Francis Rainey will, Will Book 7, pages 2-4.
  3. [S1062] Williamson Rainey, pension application R8563; digital images, (NARA: Washington, D. C.), online at https://www.fold3.com/image/27931411?terms=williamson,rainey page 7, imaged from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, National Archives microfilm publication Record Group 15, Series M804, roll 1994.
  4. [S1062] Williamson Rainey, pension application R8563, https://www.fold3.com/image/27931411?terms=williamson,rainey, pages 2-9.
  5. [S1062] Williamson Rainey, pension application R8563, https://www.fold3.com/image/27931411?terms=williamson,rainey.
  6. [S423] Vogt, John and Kethley, T. William. Mecklenburg County Marriages - 1765-1853 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Co., 1989), page 242. Virginia Historic Marriage Register.
  7. [S3485] Membership application of Ann Payne Murphy, applied to Treasure Coast Chapter, Florida on William Thomas and Joel Thomas. Ancestor No. A113768, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Office of the Registrar General, Washington, D. C., a copy of the original marriage bond is in this file on which Williamson Rany signed his name whereas Francis Rainey made his mark.
  8. [S570] Nottingham, Stratton. The Marriage License Bonds of Mecklenburg County, Virginia 1765-1810 (Onancock, Virginia: s.n., c1928), page 43, viewed online on 20 Nov 2020 . Now online.
  9. [S423] Vogt and Kethley, Mecklenburg Co VA Marr - 1765-1853, page 116.
  10. [S3577] Lane, Rosa Thornton, compiler, Revolutionary Patriots of Brunswick County, Virginia (DAR Library: Col. Charles Lynch DAR Chapter, n.d.), Compiled from records in the State Library, Richmond, Virginia and copied by Flora Allen Lewis. Composed of Patriots who rendered services during the Revolution under the "Commissioners of Provisions" providing supplies for Continental Troops under Lafayette, Baron von Steuben, Gen. Nelson, Gen. Green, Gen. Washington, and others, as well as transporting the sick, provisions and guns with 44 names, including 46 officers.
  11. [S977] Kerr, Mary Hinton, abstractor. Warren County, North Carolina Records, Volume III, Abstracts of Will Books, 1779-1814 (Warrenton: M.H. Kerr, 1969), page 38, citing Warren County, North Carolina Will Book 5, page 197.
  12. [S977] Kerr. Warren Co., NC Abstr of Wills, 1779-1814, page 41, citing Warren County, North Carolina Will Book 5, page 243.
  13. [S3130] Mecklenburg County, Virginia Deed Books, vol. 11-12 1801-1806, FHL Film 0,032,537, microfilm of original records at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse in Boydton, Virginia and at the Virginia State Library and Archives in Richmond, Virginia, Deed Book 11, page 442; Fanny Nance's relinquishment of dower occurred on 6 Apr 1805 in Deed Book 12, page 197.
  14. [S3128] Mecklenburg County, Virginia Will Book 6, 1807-1810, FHL Film 1,870,859, 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, page 44.
  15. [S3053] Bracey, Susan L.. Life By The Roaring Roanoke: A History of Mecklenburg County, Virginia (Mecklenburg County: The Mecklenburg County Bicentennial Commission, 1977), page 108.
  16. [S3277] Ward, Roger G., compiler. 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazeteer), II (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1997), page 141.
  17. [S1062] Williamson Rainey, pension application R8563, https://www.fold3.com/image/27931411?terms=williamson,rainey, pages 6-9.
  18. [S1062] Williamson Rainey, pension application R8563, https://www.fold3.com/image/27931411?terms=williamson,rainey, pages 2-3.
  19. [S3131] Mecklenburg County, Virginia Will Books, vol. 15 (p. 426-end), 1841-1843, vols. 16-17, 1843-1853, FHL Film 1,870,865, 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, William Rainey Senr. will, Will Book 16, pages 374-376.
  20. [S493] Rainey. Email, dated 21 Feb 2001, containing genealogy report attachment.
  21. [S493] Rainey. Email, dated 5 Aug 2014 5:38:56 PM CDT, entitled Re: A Mixup, for detail on burial.
  22. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 6 May 2019, memorial page for William Rainey, Sr (1760-1847) at memorial page... Maintained by Amanda Bishop Burns; citing Lay-Ramsey Family Cemetery, Lunenburg, Lunenburg County, Virginia.
  23. [S3131] Mecklenburg Co., VA Will Bks 15-17, 1841-1853, FHL Film 1,870,865, William Rainey Senr will, Will Book 16, pages 374-376.
  24. [S3485] Membership application, Ann Payne Murphy, National Society DAR.
  25. [S3796] "Mecklenburg County, Virginia 1782 Taxlist of Lewis Parham", contributed by Joy Fisher, email at e-mail address, online at http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/mecklenburg/census/1782/1782tax04.txt , uploaded 29 Jun 2008, website address verified 13 Jul 2019.
  26. [S549] Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Love, Florene Speakman, compilers. The 1787 Census of Virginia, I (Springfield: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987), page 554.
  27. [S59] "1820 United States Federal Census," Mecklenburg County, Virginia, Roll 130, page 298, line 26, Williamson Rainy household, digital image, citing National Archives microfilm M33. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015. Their 1820 census image quality was superior to those available on ancestry.com.

Anice Reviah Rains1

F, #26023, b. 30 May 1839, d. 7 April 1916
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Edward Asbury Turner b. 8 Aug 1838, d. 21 Jun 1871
Children
Last Edited17 Apr 2021
     Anice Reviah Rains was born on 30 May 1839 in Tennessee. She was the daughter of John Kenton Rains (1796-1879) and Lucinda Cartwright Rains (1804-1887.)2

     Anice married Edward Asbury Turner, son of Thomas Turner and Penelope S. Cartwright. I cannot find a marriage record for them as of 27 Jan 2021. The only Edward A. or E. A. Turner married in Smith County on 10 Feb 1862 C. E. Seay which makes no sense.1,3

     On 28 January 1874, she married David H. Corder at Davidson County, Tennessee, as his second wife.2

     Anice Reviah Corder died on 7 April 1916 at age 76 in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee,2 and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1860as A. K., age 21, living with her father John Rains, Minister, born in Kentucky, age 64, nda Rains, age 57, born in GeorgiaDistrict 9, Davidson County, Tennessee4
1870as Anice R and 31 years of ageDistrict 11, Wilson County, Tennessee5

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 27 Jan 2021, memorial page for Edward Asbury Turner (1838-1871) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Joy (Hawley) Hammar, maintained by Harriet W. Berry; citing Turner Cemetery, Linwood, Wilson County, Texas.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Anice Reviah Rains Corder (1839-1916) at memorial page....
  3. [S5974] "Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1780-2002," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 17 Apr 2021, entry for Edward A Turner and C. E. Seays, 10 Feb 1862, Davidson, Smith Counties, Marriages Jan 1860-Feb 1873, page 109, image 106 of 988; citing original data from the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
  4. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 17 Apr 2021), A. K. Rains in household of John and Lucinda Rains, 1860, Davidson, Tennessee; citing page 166-167, family 1045, FHL microfilm 805,246.
  5. [S5981] "1870 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 17 Apr 2021, entry for Edward A Turner, 1870, Wilson, Tennessee; citing roll M593_1572, page 500A, family 111, image 13 of 21; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  6. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Laura Bell Turner (1868-1868) at memorial page....
  7. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Douglas Edward Turner (1870-1946) at memorial page....
  8. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Charles Marion Turner (1871-1917) at memorial page....

Mary Ann Ralston1,2,3

F, #23846, b. 1 November 1829, d. 16 September 1912

Family

John P. Ewers b. 10 Aug 1818, d. 14 Feb 1898
Children
Last Edited10 Mar 2019
     Mary Ann Ralston was born on 1 November 1829 in Kentucky.3,4

     Mary Ann Ralston married John P. Ewers.1

     Mary Ann Ewers died on 16 September 1912 at age 82 in Pike County, Illinois,3,4 and was buried in Crescent Heights Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Pike County, Illinois.4

Citations

  1. [S5501] "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK9L-9SVT, entry for Stephen Ewers and Helen A Ball, 10 Dec 1890; citing Pike, Illinois, United States, county offices, Illinois; FHL microfilm 1,314,769, accessed 9 Oct 2016).
  2. [S5501] "IL County Marriages, 1810-1934," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK9L-MGWP, John W Ewers and Henrietta Ball, 09 Oct 1887; citing Pike, Illinois, United States, county offices, Illinois; FHL microfilm 1,314,769, accessed 9 Oct 2016).
  3. [S2707] Eicher, John H. and David J.. Civil War High Commands (Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2001), 9 Oct 2016.
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 10 Mar 2019, memorial page for Mary Ann Ralston Ewers (1829-1912) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Kathy Robinson, maintained by Kathy Robinson; citing Crescent Heights Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Pike County, Illinois.

Oliver Beverley Ramsey1

M, #23309, b. 3 August 1888, d. 11 August 1927

Family

Kathryn Webb b. c 1887
Last Edited4 Apr 2021
     Oliver Beverley Ramsey was born on 3 August 1888 in Tennessee.1

     Oliver, 18, married Kathryn Webb on 17 March 1907 in Stewart County, Tennessee.2

     He registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 at Montgomery County, Tennessee. He was 28 years of age with a wife and two children. His occupation was farming and he claims to be in ill health. He is described as of medium height and build with brown eyes and dark hair.

     Due to a need for men to serve during World War I, the United States instituted a draft. Obviously, not everyone who was registered for the draft was drafted or served in the military.

     The first registration was for men between the ages of 21 and 31 (men born between 5 Jun 1886 and 5 Jun 1896), meaning he had to register.1

     Oliver Beverley Ramsey died on 11 August 1927 at age 393 and was buried in Gallatin City Cemetery, Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
192031 years of age. Also living with him were his two sons: William E., age 10 and James B., age 8District 9, Sumner County, Tennessee4
Farmer4

Citations

  1. [S6013] "U. S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 9 Jan 2021, entry for Oliver Beverley Ramsey, 1917-1918, Montgomery County, Tennessee, Stamped 351, No. 40, image 31 of 307.
  2. [S2031] "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNC5-QPD, entry for O B Ramsey and Katie Webb, 17 Mar 1907; from "Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing p. 152, Stewart, Tennessee, United States, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee, accessed 6 Aug 2016).
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 9 Jan 2021, memorial page for Oliver B Ramsey (1888-1927) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by BBrown, maintained by BBrown; citing Gallatin City Cemetery, Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee.
  4. [S5962] "1920 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 9 Jan 2021, entry for Oliver B Ramsey, 1920, Sumner, Tennessee; citing roll T625_1767, page 7A, family 152, image 13 of 29; citing original data from the NARA microfilm publication T625.

Elizabeth Ann Randle1

F, #24072, b. 6 October 1829, d. 2 February 1894

Family

John Hood Rives b. 4 Aug 1826, d. 24 Jun 1904
Last Edited30 Nov 2016
     Elizabeth Ann Randle was born on 6 October 1829 in Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois. She was the daughter of George Daughtery Randle (1806-1890) and Lucy Ann Pettus Arnold (1810-1890).2

     Elizabeth Ann Randle, 18, married John Hood Rives, 22, son of James L. Rives and Elizabeth Hood, on 23 August 1848 in Greene County, Illinois.1,3

     Elizabeth Ann Rives died on 2 February 1894 at age 64 in Greene County,2 and was buried in Rives Cemetery, Rockbridge, Greene County, Illinois. "Elizabeth A.C. Randle, daughter of Rev. G.D. and Lucy A.P. Randle, was born near Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois, October 6, 1820, and died at her house near Fayette (Rivesville), Green County, Illinois. January 31, 1894.
She was converted and united with M.E. Church when 10 years of age, since which time she has lived a loyal and consistent member. On August 23, 1848 she was united in marriage with John H. Rives, of Greenfield. She was the mother of 10 children, three of whom has preceded her to the "home above." Mrs. Rives was a woman whom to know was to love; a true and faithful wife, a tender and loving mother, a kind and considerate neighbor. In her death the church loses a most devoted member. Her religion was not a mere profession, but a reality, being to her "more than meat and drink." She was in every respect a model woman. Her sterling qualities of mind and soul commanded the respect, admiration and love of all with whom she came in contact. "Her price was above rubies." She leaves to mourn her departure two brothers and two sisters, a husband, with whom she shared life's joys and sorrows for 46 years, six sons and one daughter, whose memories of mother will ever be pleasant and sacred. The funeral services will be held at the family residence on Friday, February 2, being conducted by the minister who also performed the marriage ceremony, Rev. Henry Stubblefield, her six sons bearing her remains to their last resting place."2

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 29 Nov 2016, memorial page for John Hood Rives (1826-1904) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Rives, maintained by Rives; citing Rives Cemetery, Rockbridge, Greene County, Illinois.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Elizabeth Randle Rives (1856-1890) at memorial page....
  3. [S5501] "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q292-DL5T, entry for John H. Rives and Elizabeth A. C. Randle, 23 Aug 1848; citing , Greene County, Illinois, United States, county offices, Illinois; FHL microfilm 1,310,037, accessed 30 Nov 2016).

Virginia Randolph1

F, #24745, b. circa 1832, d. before 5 October 1870

Family

Thomas Allen Omohundro b. 22 Dec 1837, d. 24 May 1912
Last Edited15 Jan 2021
     Virginia Randolph was born circa 1832 in Virginia. She was the daughter of John and Judith Randolph.2,3

     Virginia Randolph married Thomas Allen Omohundro, 22, son of Ellis Putney Omohundro and Mary Dillon Turner, on 2 January 1860 in Albemarle County, Virginia.4,5

     Virginia Omohundro died before 5 October 1870 when her husband married again.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1860as Jennie and 28 years of ageEastern District, Campbell County, Virginia6

Citations

  1. [S574] Omohundro, Malvern Hill. The Omohundro Genealogical Record : the Omohundros and allied families in America: blood lines traced from the first Omohundro in Westmoreland County, Virginia, 1670, through his descendants in three great branches and allied families down to 1950 (Staunton: McClure Print. Co., 1950-1951), page 725.
  2. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 9 Jan 2021), T A Omohundro, 1860, Campbell, Virginia; citing page 237, family 323, FHL Microfilm 805,338.
  3. [S6434] Ancell, Rev. Benjamin Lucius.. Fluvanna County and Its People (Palmyra, Virginia: n.a., 1900).
  4. [S574] Omohundro. The Omohundros & Their Kin, page 725. Says marriage occurred on 2 Feb 1860.
  5. [S615] "Virginia, Compiled Marriages, 1851-1929," database, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (http://www.ancestry.com: 2000), accessed 9 Jan 2021, entry for Thomas Omohundro and Virginia Randolph, 1860, Albemarle County, page 156.
  6. [S5784] "1860 Census," T A Omohundro in the household of Tipton Omohundro, 1860, Campbell, Virginia; citing page 237, family 323, FHL Microfilm 805,338, accessed 9 Jan 2021 at ( ancestry.comimage 41 of 125 ).

Edwin S. Rawles1

M, #22785, b. 1 June 1838, d. 20 April 1906

Family

Cornelia K. Norfleet b. 30 Jul 1847, d. 30 Jul 1918
Child
Last Edited25 Jun 2016
     Edwin S. Rawles was born on 1 June 1838.2
     His surname also is spelled as Rawls.1

     Edwin S. Rawles married Cornelia K. Norfleet.1

     Edwin S. Rawles died on 20 April 1906 at age 672 and was buriedin at Liberty Spring Christian Church Cemetery, Suffollk, Virginia an unknown place .2

Citations

  1. [S2945] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRFR-XMF, entry for Vernon Edward Rawls and Ava Song Turner, 26 Dec 1901; citing Nansemond County, Virginia, reference ; FHL microfilm 2,048,463, accessed 24 Jun 2016).
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 24 Jun 2016, memorial page for Edwin S. Rawles (1838-1906) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Eric B. Stone, maintained by Goldeneagle|93226319.

Vernon Edward Rawles1

M, #11713, b. 12 July 1878, d. 23 August 1953
FatherEdwin S. Rawles2 b. 1 Jun 1838, d. 20 Apr 1906
MotherCornelia K. Norfleet2 b. 30 Jul 1847, d. 30 Jul 1918

Family

Ava Song Turner b. 25 Jan 1874, d. 10 Oct 1937
Child
Last Edited12 Oct 2018
     Vernon Edward Rawles was born on 12 July 1878, son of Edwin S. Rawles and Cornelia K. Norfleet, in Nansemond County, Virginia.1

     Vernon Edward Rawles, 23, married Ava Song Turner, 27, daughter of Zachary Taylor Turner and Bettie J. Daniel, on 26 December 1901 in Nansemond County, Virginia.1,2

     Vernon Edward Rawles died on 23 August 1953 at age 751 and was buried in Nansemond County, Virginia. This burial is not listed on Find A Grave, but I believe he was buried in Liberty Spring Christian Church Cemetery now locatred in Suffolk, (Independent City), Virginia (once Nansemond County until 1974).3

Citations

  1. [S5549] Vance County Historical Society, compiler. The Heritage of Vance County, 1 (Winston-Salem: Hunter Publishing Company, 1984), pages 337-338.
  2. [S2945] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRFR-XMF, entry for Vernon Edward Rawls and Ava Song Turner, 26 Dec 1901; citing Nansemond County, Virginia, reference ; FHL microfilm 2,048,463, accessed 24 Jun 2016).
  3. [S5549] Vance County Historical Society. Vance Co., NC Heritage, 1, page 337, names the cemetery as Liberty UCC.
  4. [S5549] Vance County Historical Society. Vance Co., NC Heritage, 1, page 338.
  5. [S5490] "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," index (images only if you subscribe to GenealgyBank, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVYQ-W9S8, entry for Vernon Edward or Ed Rawles Jr Durham, North Carolina, United States, 30 Jun 2001; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing The Herald-Sun, born-digital text, accessed 24 Jun 2016).

Vernon Edward Rawles Jr.1,2

M, #11714, b. 6 August 1908, d. 29 June 2001
Relationship4th great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherVernon Edward Rawles1,2 b. 12 Jul 1878, d. 23 Aug 1953
MotherAva Song Turner1 b. 25 Jan 1874, d. 10 Oct 1937
Last Edited5 Jan 2019
     Vernon Edward Rawles Jr. was born on 6 August 1908, son of Vernon Edward Rawles and Ava Song Turner, in Nansemond County, Virginia.1,2

     The grandson of Zachary T. Turner, Vernon Edward Rawles, Jr., living in Henderson, North Carolina in 1970, owned his grandfather's home and farm. Vernon Rawles lent the Sussannah Hamner Turner Family Bible so information could be copied from it. The Bible had remained at Zachary's home until sometime after his death when his son, J. Alvis Turner, gave it to William Read Turner of Blackstone, Virginia. On the death of William Read Turner, the Bible was given to Edward Rawles by Mrs. William Read Turner.3

     Vernon Edward Rawles Jr. died on 29 June 2001 at age 92 in Durham, Durham County, North Carolina.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 5 Jan 2019.2

Citations

  1. [S5549] Vance County Historical Society, compiler. The Heritage of Vance County, 1 (Winston-Salem: Hunter Publishing Company, 1984), page 338.
  2. [S5490] "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," index (images only if you subscribe to GenealgyBank, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVYQ-W9S8, entry for Vernon Edward or Ed Rawles Jr Durham, North Carolina, United States, 30 Jun 2001; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing The Herald-Sun, born-digital text, accessed 24 Jun 2016).
  3. [S230] Drewa, Vernon, "Email, Vernon Drewa," e-mail message from e-mail address to Toby Turner, in which he quotes a letter from Michaux H. Crocker, Greensboro, North Carolina, dated 30 May1971.

Anna Dee Ray1,2

F, #26451, b. 18 November 1884, d. 16 July 1961
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherCharles H. Ray1 b. 1 Dec 1855, d. 4 Oct 1942
MotherFlorence E. Turner1 b. Apr 1855, d. 14 Nov 1936
Last Edited14 Apr 2021
     Anna Dee Ray was born on 18 November 1884, daughter of Charles H. Ray and Florence E. Turner, in Tennessee.1,3

     In October 1904, she married Albert E. Eyler who died in 1947.3

     Anna Dee Eyler died on 16 July 1961 at age 763 and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Ralston, Pawnee County, Oklahoma.3

     On 20 July 1961, Annie Eyler's obituary reads: "Ralston pioneer, Annie Eyler, 76, services held

     Funeral services were held at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon for pioneer Ralston resident, Mrs. Annie Dee Eyler, 76, who passed away Sunday, July 16, at her home there.

     Born Nov. 18, 1884 in Bethpage, Tennessee, she came to Ralston at the age of 18 with her parents - 58 years ago - and has lived there ever since.

     She married Albert E. Eyler in Oct. of 1904 and he preceded her in death in November of 1947.

     A member of the Ralston Federated church, her services were conducted there by the pastor, the Rev. carlos Robinson. Interment was in Riverside cemetery near Ralson under direction of Poteet Funeral home of Pawnee.

     Survivors include a son, Ray Eylere of Ralston and a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth FitzGerald of Midland, Tex. and 6 grandchildren."3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
190015 years of ageDistrict 11, Sumner County, Tennessee1

Citations

  1. [S5786] "1900 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com ( Provo, Utah): accessed 14 Apr 2021), Charles Ray, 1900, Sumner, Tennessee; citing page 3, family 55, FHL microfilm 1,241,601.
  2. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 14 Apr 2021, entry for Annie Eyler, The Pawnee Chief (Pawnee, Oklahoma), 20 Jul 1961, page 1, image 1 of 10. Provides her full middle name.
  3. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for Annie Eyler, The Pawnee Chief (Pawnee, Oklahoma), 20 Jul 1961, page 1, image 1 of 10.

Betsy Wickliffe Ray1

F, #24174, b. circa 1895

Family

Howard Pendleton Rives b. May 1883, d. 25 Apr 1927
Last Edited10 Jan 2021
     Betsy Wickliffe Ray was born circa 1895 in Kentucky.2

     She was the daughter of Dr. W. R. Ray, who was the Representative from Shelby County in the Kentucky Legislature for the 1914-1915 term.3

     Betsy Wickliffe Ray married Howard Pendleton Rives, 34, son of Horace Plummer Rives and Nancy Agee Garrott, on 24 November 1917 in Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Mississippi.

     Betsy left Shelbyville, Kentucky ostensibly to be the guest of Mrs. E. B. Beard who was at the camp for a week on a visit to her brother, Capt. Rives, but the marriage was prearranged.1,3

     She was living at the time of her husband's death on 25 Apr 1927 according to his obituary.4

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1920as Betsy R. and 25 years of age. She is the sister-in-law of Elliott Beard, head of household. There is no sign of her husbandShelbyville, Shelby County, Kentucky2

Citations

  1. [S501] Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives (Lynchburg: J.P. Bell Company, Inc., 1929), page 164.
  2. [S5962] "1920 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 9 Jan 2021, entry for H. P. Rives Sr in the household of Elliott Beard, Shelbyville, Shelby County, Kentucky; citing roll T625_598, page 10A, family 232, image 19 of 21; citing original data from the NARA microfilm publication T625.
  3. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 9 Jan 2021, entry for Capt. Howard P. Rives and Betsy Ray, The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky), issue of 26 Nov 1917, page 3, image 3 of 10.
  4. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for Howard Rives, The Tampa Tribune (Tampa, Florida), issue of 27 Apr 1927, page 8, image 8 of 20.

Charles H. Ray1,2

M, #26450, b. 1 December 1855, d. 4 October 1942

Family

Florence E. Turner b. Apr 1855, d. 14 Nov 1936
Child
Last Edited14 Apr 2021
     Charles H. Ray was born on 1 December 1855 in Alabama.3,4

     Charles, 26, married Florence E. Turner, 27, daughter of John W. Turner and Averilla Carter Collier, on 28 September 1882 in Sumner County, Tennessee.1

     Charles H. Ray died on 4 October 1942 at age 864 and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Ralston, Pawnee County, Oklahoma.4

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
190044 years of age and married eighteen yearsDistrict 11, Sumner County, Tennessee5
Farmer5
191056 years of age and married twenty-seven yearsCoal Creek Township, Pawnee County, Oklahoma3
FArmer3
192064 years of age. Also living in his household was his sister-in-law, Luella T Turner, age 69Coal Creek Township, Pawnee County, Oklahoma6

Citations

  1. [S2585] "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKH9-FW8L, entry for Charles Ray and Florence Turner, 28 Sep 1882; citing Sumner, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 467,486, accessed 28 Jul 2016).
  2. [S5973] "1910 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 14 Apr 2021, entry for Charles H Ray, 1910, Coal Creek, Pawnee, Oklahoma; citing roll T624_1268, page 1A, family 9, FHL microfilm 1,375,281, image 1 of 28; citing original data from the National Archives & Records Administration. Provides middle initial.
  3. [S5973] "1910 U. S. Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, entry for Charles H Ray, 1910, Coal Creek, Pawnee, Oklahoma; citing roll T624_1268, page 1A, family 9, FHL microfilm 1,375,281, image 1 of 28.
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 14 Apr 2021, memorial page for Charles H Ray (1855 - 1942) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Papa Ross, maintained by Find a Grave, originally created by Papa Ross; citing Riverside Cemetery, Ralston, Rawnee County, Oklahoma.
  5. [S5786] "1900 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com ( Provo, Utah): accessed 14 Apr 2021), Charles Ray, 1900, Sumner, Tennessee; citing page 3, family 55, FHL microfilm 1,241,601.
  6. [S5962] "1920 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 14 Apr 2021, entry for Charles Ray, 1920, Coal Creek, Pawnee, Oklahoma; citing roll T625_1481, page 3A, family 48, image 5 of 15; citing original data from the NARA microfilm publication T625.

Amasa Pettus Read1,2,3

M, #12634, b. 3 August 1867, d. 3 July 1938
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen Pettus Read4,2 b. 2 Mar 1841, d. 8 Jun 1917
MotherMary Wright4,2 b. 3 Mar 1841, d. 21 Jun 1897

Family

Lillian Ann Ricks b. 21 Jul 1870, d. 26 Apr 1950
Children
Last Edited21 Mar 2021
     Amasa Pettus Read was born on 3 August 1867, son of Stephen Pettus Read and Mary Wright, in Virginia.2

     Amasa, 26, married Lillian Ann Ricks, 23, on 15 November 1893 in Franklin County, Virginia.5

     On 16 December 1902, Amasa P. Read, Stephen's brother, swore the couple were of age and there was no lawful cause or impediment to the marriage.6

     Amasa Pettus Read died at the home of his daughter, Louise Robinson, of Prostate Cancer on 3 July 1938 at age 70 in Littleton Township, Halifax County, North Carolina,7 and was buried in Mount Auburn Christian Church, Manson, Warren County, North Carolina.3

     On 4 July 1938, Amasa P. Read's obituary states he died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. R. B. Robinson, near Littleton, where he had been for a year since his health failed. Survivors: his wife, Mrs. Lillian Ricks Read; two daughters, Mrs. Arrington Davis of Henderson and Mrs. R. B. Robinson of Littleton; three sons, S. T. Read, of Warrenton, F. A. Read of Wood, and J. L. Read of Palmer Springs; and two brothers, J. W. Read of Palmer Springs and S. P. Read of Norlina.8

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18702 years of ageBoydton, Mecklenburg County, Virginia1
188012 years of agePalmer Springs District, Mecklenburg County, Virginia4
190032 years of age and married six yearsPalmer Springs District, Mecklenburg County, Virginia9
Farmer9
191042 years of age and married fifteen yearsPalmer Springs District, Mecklenburg County, Virginia10
Farmer10
192062 years of agePalmer Springs District, Mecklenburg County, Virginia11
Farmer11

Citations

  1. [S672] "1870 United States Federal Census," Mecklenburg County, Virginia, population schedule, Palmers Spring Township, Sheet 14, dwelling 115, family 108, Stephen P. Reid household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M593, Roll 1663, page 424B. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online,. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  2. [S3745] Prestwould Chapter (DAR), compiler. Family Records, Mecklenburg County, Virginia (South Hill, Virginia: Prestwould Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution), page 169; citing John M. Wright Bible, 1838-1884, ownership not noted, but records copied by Ellen Read of Palmer Springs, Virginia in the 1960s.
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 20 Mar 2021, memorial page for Amasa Pettus Read (1868-1938) at memorial page... Maintained by d yancey; citing Mount Auburn Christian Church, Manson, Warren County, North Carolina.
  4. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 41 of 47 ), entry for S. P. Read, 18880, Palmers Springs, Mecklenburg, Virginia; citing roll 1378, page 225A, family 366, accessed 20 Mar 2021.
  5. [S6332] "Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940," index, (Ancestry.com Operations: (Provo, Utah), accessed 20 Mar 2021, entry for Amasa P. Read and Lillie A. Ricks, 15 Nov 1893, Franklin County Ref. ID 71, FHL microfilm 34,037.
  6. [S5766] "North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 20 Mar 2021, entry for Stephen P Read Jr and Sadie M Hayes, 16 Dec 1902, Warren County Marriage Licenses (1867-1964), image 5738 of 18803; citing original data from the North Carolina County Registers of Deeds.
  7. [S6049] "North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1976," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 21 Mar 2021, entry for Amasa P. Read, 3 Jul 1938, Littleton Township, Halifax County, Stamped 401, Cert. No. 17, image 21 of 60.
  8. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 21 Mar 2021, entry for Amasa P. Read, The News and Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina), 4 Jul 1938, page 2, image 2 of 10.
  9. [S5973] "1910 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 21 Mar 2021, entry for Amasa P Read, 1900, Palmer Springs, Mecklenburg, Virginia; citing page 8, family 147, FHL microfilm 1,241,718, image 16 of 48; citing original data from the National Archives & Records Administration.
  10. [S5973] "1910 U. S. Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, entry for Anwey P Read, 1910, Palmer Spring, Mecklenburg, Virginia; citing roll T624_1635, page 26A, family 12, FHL microfilm 1,375,648, image 48 of 56.
  11. [S5962] "1920 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 21 Mar 2021, entry for Mason P Read, 1920, Palmer springs, Mecklenburg, Virginia; citing roll T625_1898, page 16B, family 301, image 23 of 34; citing original data from the NARA microfilm publication T625.
  12. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Lillian Haywood Read (1894-1895) at memorial page....
  13. [S6049] "NC Death Cert., 1909-1976," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for Fitzhugh T Read, 22 May 1955, Chapel Hill, Orange County Stamped 12304, image 24 of 31.
  14. [S6049] "NC Death Cert., 1909-1976," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for Franklin Amasa Read, 9 Apr 1966, Louisburg, Franklin County, Stamped 12198, image 13 of 21.
  15. [S6048] "Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 21 Mar 2021, entry for John Louis Read, 29 Apr 1976, South Hill, Mecklenburg County, State File No. 76 - 015175, image 176 of 500.

Charles F. Read1,2

M, #12433, b. 1845, d. 1919
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam Henry Read1,2 b. c 1810
MotherMartha Helen Turner1 b. bt 1810 - 1812
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Martha Johnson Davis b. 9 Sep 1846, d. 26 Jul 1910
Last Edited6 Jun 2019
     Charles F. Read was born in 1845, son of William Henry Read and Martha Helen Turner, in Virginia.1,2

     Charles F. Read married Martha Johnson Davis, 28, daughter of Arthur H. Davis and Louise Caroline Jackson, on 9 September 1874 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.3,2

     Charles F. Read died in 1919 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia,3 and was buried in Union Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Palmer Springs, Mecklenburg County, Virginia.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18505 years of ageRegiment 98, Mecklenburg County, Virginia1

Citations

  1. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Mecklenburg County, Virginia, population schedule, dwelling 678, family 678, Wm H Read household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M432, Roll 960, page 90A, image 83. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  2. [S2945] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRSV-ZFX, entry for Chas. F. Read and M. J. Davis, 09 Sep 1874; citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia, reference n 32; FHL microfilm 2,048,462, accessed 14 Aug 2016).
  3. [S2265] Moore, Munsey Adams, compiler. Cemetery and Tombstone Records of Mecklenburg County, Virginia, I (Chase City: Munsey Moore Publishing, 1982), page 147.

Charles Lewis Read1,2

M, #12633, b. 16 November 1869, d. 8 November 1946
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherLewis Henry Read1,2 b. 28 Feb 1839, d. 1 Mar 1916
MotherSallie Burge Wright1,2 b. 1849, d. 1891

Family

Nannie A. Goodson b. 13 Sep 1885, d. 16 Jan 1965
Last Edited24 Oct 2020
     Charles Lewis Read was born on 16 November 1869, son of Lewis Henry Read and Sallie Burge Wright, in Virginia.1,2
     He also is reported to have been born on 15 November 1869 in Palmer Springs, Mecklenburg County, Virginia.3

     Rev Charles Lewis Read and Nannie A. Howard obtained a marriage license on 14 June 1922 in Nash County, North Carolina.2,4

     Rev Charles Lewis Read, 52, married Nannie A. Howard, 36, on 16 June 1922 in Nash County, North Carolina.4

     Rev Charles Lewis Read died on 8 November 1946 at age 76 in Durham, Durham County, North Carolina,2 and was buried on 9 November 1946 in Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, Durham County, North Carolina.2,3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18707/12 year of ageBoydton, Mecklenburg County, Virginia1

Citations

  1. [S672] "1870 United States Federal Census," Mecklenburg County, Virginia, population schedule, Palmers Spring Township, Sheet 14, dwelling 116, family 109, Lewis H. Reid household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M593, Roll 1663, page 424B. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online,. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  2. [S3461] "North Carolina, Deaths, 1931-1994," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FPZR-RHP : accessed 29 Jul 2016), Charles Lewis Read, 08 Nov 1946; citing Durham, Durham, N. C., v 23A cn 23040, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,909,213.
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 14 Aug 2016, memorial page for Charles Lewis Read (1869-1946) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Zodia81, maintained by Robert C. Peurifoy; citing Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, Durham County, North Carolina.
  4. [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:QKJ3-4118 ), entry for Charles L Read and Nannie Goodson Howard, 192214 Jun 1922; citing Nash, 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 1,220,980, accessed 14 Aug 2016.

Clarissa Bledsoe Read1,2,3

F, #12600, b. 11 January 1811, d. 12 June 1887
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam Read1 b. c 1766, d. b 1854
MotherMary Ann Turner1 b. c 1777, d. b 4 Aug 1854
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Joseph Alexander Aston b. 22 Feb 1805, d. 30 Apr 1891
Children
Last Edited10 Jan 2021
     Clarissa Bledsoe Read was born on 11 January 1811, daughter of William Read and Mary Ann Turner.3

     Clarissa Bledsoe Read and Joseph Alexander Aston obtained a marriage bond on 30 July 1836 in Sumner County, Tennessee, with Daniel Safferan as bondsman.1,2

     On 3 February 1849, William Read, in his will of this date, names his wife Polly Read; son Boyd Read; daughter Cornelia Duffy intermarried with Michael Duffy; son William Read; daughter Martha Rogan, wife of Francis Rogan; grandchildren Johel(?) and Henry Rickmon; Catharine Rickmon; granddaughter Tericia Read, child of the late Gen ? Read; Malvina Averett intermarried with Richd Averett; Catharine Nuly; Martha Nuly; daughter Clarissa Aston, wife of Joseph Aston; daughter Mary Hill, wife of H. B. Hill. [This is a very hard-to-read will and I do not know who some of these people are.]1,4

     Clarissa Bledsoe Aston died on 12 June 1887 at age 763 and was buried in Farmersville IOOF Cemetery, Farmersville, Collin County, Texas.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1850as Carissa E and 39 years of ageWilson County, Tennessee5
1860as C. B. and 48 years of ageBeat 5, Fannin County, Texas6
187059 years of ageCollin County, Texas7
188069 years of ageJustice Precinct 2, Collin County, Texas8

Citations

  1. [S538] Wilson, Shirley, abstractor. Sumner County, Tennessee Will Abstracts 1788-1882 (Hendersonville: S. Wilson, 1987), page 88; citing Will Book 3, page 203. . These abstracts were made by a certified genealogist.
  2. [S2585] "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKH3-CY2G, entry for Joseph Aston and Clarissa B Reed, 30 Jul 1836; citing Sumner, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 467,485, accessed 4 Jul 2016).
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 4 Jull 2016, memorial page for Clarissa Bledsoe Reed Aston (1811-1887) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Gerelyn Reaves, maintained by Lesley Beam Smith; citing Farmersville IOOF Cemetery, Farmersville, Collin County, Texas.
  4. [S3018] "Tennessee Probate Court Books: Sumner County Wills, 1842-1870, Vol. 3," digital image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-25MM-Y9?wc=images 140-141 of 271 ), entry for William Read, 1854, Sumner County Wills, vol. 3, pages 203-204 : accessed 10 Jan 2021.
  5. [S5499] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MC67-CHL ), entry for Joseph Aston, 1850, Wilson county, part of, Wilson, Tennessee, United States; citing family 1010, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 444,857, accessed 9 Oct 2016.
  6. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXFR-1P2 ), entry for Jos Aston, 1860, Beat 5, Fannin, Texas, citing page 52, household 350, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D. C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL Film 805,293, accessed 23 Nov 2016.
  7. [S5499] "1850 U.S. Census," Joseph Aston, Texas, United States; citing p. 35, family 257, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,078, accessed 9 Oct 2016 at ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXGG-L8X ).
  8. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFFB-F86 ), entry for Joseph Aston, 1880, Precinct 2, Collin, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 21, sheet 107A, household 4, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washingto,n D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,255,296, accessed 9 Oct 2016.
  9. [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:K7D6-2YN : accessed 4 Jul 2016), W S Aston, 05 Mar 1931; citing certificate number 11791, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,135,507.
  10. [S5499] "1850 U.S. Census," Joseph Aston, Wilson county, part of, Wilson, Tennessee, United States; citing family 1010, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 444,857, accessed 9 Oct 2016 at ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MC67-CHL ).

Clement Read1

M, #18938, b. before 1775, d. 3 December 1841

Family 1

Amy Malone

Family 2

Elizabeth (--?--) b. c 1780
Children
Last Edited28 Dec 2020
     Clement Read was born before 1775.2

     Clement Read married Amy Malone on 17 November 1796 in Brunswick County, Virginia. Some reputable sources state this marriage was between two mulato people which is unlikely for "our" Clement Read. In fact, I don't think this marriage was to my Clement Read at all.3

     Clement Read married Elizabeth (--?--). I cannot find a marriage record for them as of 14 Nov 2020.4

     On 9 January 1818, he was one of the inspectors of tobacco at Haskins' Warehouse at Mecklenburg County, Virginia.5

     Clement Read died on 3 December 1841.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 6 May 2019.6

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1820with two free white males under 10; two free white males 10 thru 15; one free white male 45 and over (himself); one free white female under 10; two free white females 10 thru 15; one free white female 26 thru 44 (his wife). Slaves: five males under 14; three males 14 thru 25; four males 26 thru 44; one male 45 and over; two females under 14; two females 14 thru 25; one female 45 and over. Slaves: 18. Eight persons engaged in AgricultureMecklenburg County, Virginia2

Citations

  1. [S687] Foote, Rev.Willliam Henry. Sketches of Virginia, Historical and Biographical (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: J. B. Lippincott & Co, 1855), page 574.
  2. [S3850] 1820 United States Federal Census, Clement Reed, 1820, Mecklenburg, Virginia; citing roll 130, page 159A, line 18, image 38 of 50, unknown cd5 27 Dec 2020 household; digital image, Ancestry.com (access through subscription); citing National Archives microfilm M33.
  3. [S614] "Virginia, Compiled Marriages, 1660-1800," index, Ancestry.com (ancestry.com, accessed 14 Nov 2020, entry for Clement Read and Amy Malone, 1796, Brunswick County; citing original data from the The Generations Network Inc., Virginia Marriages to 1800.
  4. [S68] "1860 United States Federal Census," Mecklenburg County, Virginia, population schedule, Sheet 106, dwelling 979, family 929, William H. Read household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M653, Roll 1362, page 338. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  5. [S3053] Bracey, Susan L.. Life By The Roaring Roanoke: A History of Mecklenburg County, Virginia (Mecklenburg County: The Mecklenburg County Bicentennial Commission, 1977), page 123.
  6. [S548] Stephen and Susanna Turner, Bible of Susannah Hamner Turner (Edinburgh, Scotland: Alexander Kincaid, 1762); Edward Rawles in 1971 and current owner unknown but a digitized copy is available in the NC Archives Digital Repository, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15012coll1/id/7125/rec/1, verified site active 6 Jul 2019, transcribed by Toby Turner on 23 Sep 2009.
  7. [S1817] Bolick, Sandy, e-mail message from (e-mail address) (via Ancestry connection services to message board) to Toby Turner, dated 11 Sep 2009, entitled "Rev Stephen Turner", quoting from Men of Mark in Virginia, vol. V, Lyon G. Tyler, L. L. D., President of William and Mary College, Editor-in-Chief, 1909, Men of Mark Publishing Co., Washington, D. C., page 363.

Cornelia Read1,2

F, #12596, b. circa 1823
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam Read1 b. c 1766, d. b 1854
MotherMary Ann Turner1 b. c 1777, d. b 4 Aug 1854
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Michael Duffy b. c 1815
Child
Last Edited10 Jan 2021
     Cornelia Read was born circa 1823, daughter of William Read and Mary Ann Turner, in Tennessee.3

     Cornelia Read and Michael Duffy obtained a marriage bond on 24 December 1844 in Sumner County, Tennessee, with Michael Duffy and Wm. F Crenshaw as security.1,2

     Cornelia Read married Michael Duffy on 24 December 1844 in Sumner County, Tennessee.2

     On 3 February 1849, William Read, in his will of this date, names his wife Polly Read; son Boyd Read; daughter Cornelia Duffy intermarried with Michael Duffy; son William Read; daughter Martha Rogan, wife of Francis Rogan; grandchildren Johel(?) and Henry Rickmon; Catharine Rickmon; granddaughter Tericia Read, child of the late Gen ? Read; Malvina Averett intermarried with Richd Averett; Catharine Nuly; Martha Nuly; daughter Clarissa Aston, wife of Joseph Aston; daughter Mary Hill, wife of H. B. Hill. [This is a very hard-to-read will and I do not know who some of these people are.]1,4

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185027 years of ageDistrict 1, Sumner County, Tennessee3

Citations

  1. [S538] Wilson, Shirley, abstractor. Sumner County, Tennessee Will Abstracts 1788-1882 (Hendersonville: S. Wilson, 1987), page 88; citing Will Book 3, page 203. . These abstracts were made by a certified genealogist.
  2. [S2585] "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK4Y-V87D, entry for Michael Duffy and Cornelia Read, 24 Dec 1844; citing Sumner, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 969,847, accessed 4 Jul 2016).
  3. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 9 Jan 2021, entry for Michael Duffy, 1850, Sumner, Tennessee; citing roll 897, page 132a, family 49, image 7 of 14; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.
  4. [S3018] "Tennessee Probate Court Books: Sumner County Wills, 1842-1870, Vol. 3," digital image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-25MM-Y9?wc=images 140-141 of 271 ), entry for William Read, 1854, Sumner County Wills, vol. 3, pages 203-204 : accessed 10 Jan 2021.
  5. [S3743] "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1961," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NSR9-N4S, entry for Hugh Cornelius Duffy, 21 Jun 1941; citing Cynthiana, Harrison, Kentucky, United States, Office of Vital Statistics, Frankfort; FHL microfilm 1,913,548, accessed 4 Jul 2016).

Elizabeth Quarles Read1,2

F, #26385, b. 8 February 1907, d. 17 January 1994
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherAmasa Pettus Read1 b. 3 Aug 1867, d. 3 Jul 1938
MotherLillian Ann Ricks1 b. 21 Jul 1870, d. 26 Apr 1950
Last Edited21 Mar 2021
     Elizabeth Quarles Read was born on 8 February 1907, daughter of Amasa Pettus Read and Lillian Ann Ricks, in Virginia.1,3

     She married Joseph Arrington Davis (1894-1968.)3

     On 4 July 1938, Amasa P. Read's obituary states he died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. R. B. Robinson, near Littleton, where he had been for a year since his health failed. Survivors: his wife, Mrs. Lillian Ricks Read; two daughters, Mrs. Arrington Davis of Henderson and Mrs. R. B. Robinson of Littleton; three sons, S. T. Read, of Warrenton, F. A. Read of Wood, and J. L. Read of Palmer Springs; and two brothers, J. W. Read of Palmer Springs and S. P. Read of Norlina.4

     Elizabeth Quarles Davis died on 17 January 1994 at age 863 and was buried in Sunsedt Garden Memorial Cemetery, Henderson, Vance County, North Carolina.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
19103 years of agePalmer Springs District, Mecklenburg County, Virginia1
192013 years of agePalmer Springs District, Mecklenburg County, Virginia5

Citations

  1. [S5973] "1910 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 21 Mar 2021, entry for Anwey P Read, 1910, Palmer Spring, Mecklenburg, Virginia; citing roll T624_1635, page 26A, family 12, FHL microfilm 1,375,648, image 48 of 56; citing original data from the National Archives & Records Administration.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 21 Mar 2021, memorial page for Elizabeth Quarles Read Davis (1907-1994) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Lois Williams, maintained by Lois Williams; citing Sunset Garden Memorial Cemetery, Henderson, Vance County, North Carolina. Provides her middle name.
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Elizabeth Quarles Read Davis (1907-1994) at memorial page....
  4. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 21 Mar 2021, entry for Amasa P. Read, The News and Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina), 4 Jul 1938, page 2, image 2 of 10.
  5. [S5962] "1920 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 21 Mar 2021, entry for Mason P Read, 1920, Palmer springs, Mecklenburg, Virginia; citing roll T625_1898, page 16B, family 301, image 23 of 34; citing original data from the NARA microfilm publication T625.

Fitzhugh Trezvant Read1,2,3

M, #26382, b. February 1899, d. 22 May 1955
Relationship4th great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherAmasa Pettus Read1,2 b. 3 Aug 1867, d. 3 Jul 1938
MotherLillian Ann Ricks1,2 b. 21 Jul 1870, d. 26 Apr 1950
Last Edited21 Mar 2021
     Fitzhugh Trezvant Read was born in February 1899, son of Amasa Pettus Read and Lillian Ann Ricks, in Virginia.1

     He married Sarah McIlwaine Moore (1896-1994.)4

     On 4 July 1938, Amasa P. Read's obituary states he died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. R. B. Robinson, near Littleton, where he had been for a year since his health failed. Survivors: his wife, Mrs. Lillian Ricks Read; two daughters, Mrs. Arrington Davis of Henderson and Mrs. R. B. Robinson of Littleton; three sons, S. T. Read, of Warrenton, F. A. Read of Wood, and J. L. Read of Palmer Springs; and two brothers, J. W. Read of Palmer Springs and S. P. Read of Norlina.5

     He had been a Farmer and Lumberman prior to his death.2

     Fitzhugh Trezvant Read died of Myocardial Infarction due to Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease on 22 May 1955 at age 56 in N. C. Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina,2 and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Warrenton, Warren County, North Carolina.2,4

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
19001 year of agePalmer Springs District, Mecklenburg County, Virginia1
191010 years of agePalmer Springs District, Mecklenburg County, Virginia6
192020 years of agePalmer Springs District, Mecklenburg County, Virginia7
Hotel Clerk7

Citations

  1. [S5973] "1910 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 21 Mar 2021, entry for Amasa P Read, 1900, Palmer Springs, Mecklenburg, Virginia; citing page 8, family 147, FHL microfilm 1,241,718, image 16 of 48; citing original data from the National Archives & Records Administration.
  2. [S6049] "North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1976," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 21 Mar 2021, entry for Fitzhugh T Read, 22 May 1955, Chapel Hill, Orange County Stamped 12304, image 24 of 31.
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 21 Mar 2021, memorial page for Fitzhugh Trezvant Read (1899-1955) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Margaret Gagliardi, maintained by Margaret Gagliardi; citing Fairview Cemetery, Warrenton, Warren County, North Carolina. Provides his full middle name.
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Fitzhugh Trezvant Read (1899-1955) at memorial page....
  5. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 21 Mar 2021, entry for Amasa P. Read, The News and Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina), 4 Jul 1938, page 2, image 2 of 10.
  6. [S5973] "1910 U. S. Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, entry for Anwey P Read, 1910, Palmer Spring, Mecklenburg, Virginia; citing roll T624_1635, page 26A, family 12, FHL microfilm 1,375,648, image 48 of 56.
  7. [S5962] "1920 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 21 Mar 2021, entry for Mason P Read, 1920, Palmer springs, Mecklenburg, Virginia; citing roll T625_1898, page 16B, family 301, image 23 of 34; citing original data from the NARA microfilm publication T625.

Francis Boyd Read1

M, #12594, b. 1807, d. 1885
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherWilliam Read1 b. c 1766, d. b 1854
MotherMary Ann Turner1 b. c 1777, d. b 4 Aug 1854
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Catherine Proctor b. 1816, d. 1886
Child
Last Edited10 Jan 2021
     Francis Boyd Read was born in 1807, son of William Read and Mary Ann Turner, in Tennessee.2,3

     Francis Boyd Read married Catherine Proctor in 1832. I cannot find a marriage record for them. I did find a marriage record for Catherine Proctor with William B. Hawkins, 7 Aug 1866 in Dallas County, Arkansas. Does Find a Grave have the wrong surname for her?2

     On 3 February 1849, William Read, in his will of this date, names his wife Polly Read; son Boyd Read; daughter Cornelia Duffy intermarried with Michael Duffy; son William Read; daughter Martha Rogan, wife of Francis Rogan; grandchildren Johel(?) and Henry Rickmon; Catharine Rickmon; granddaughter Tericia Read, child of the late Gen ? Read; Malvina Averett intermarried with Richd Averett; Catharine Nuly; Martha Nuly; daughter Clarissa Aston, wife of Joseph Aston; daughter Mary Hill, wife of H. B. Hill. [This is a very hard-to-read will and I do not know who some of these people are.]1,4

     Francis Boyd Read died in 18852 and was buried in Pecan Grove Cemetery, McKinney, Collin County, Texas.2

     His estate was probated on 17 August 1885 in Collin County, Texas.5

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185043 years of age. Other possible children: Nancy, age 14; Mary, age 9; Margarett; age 2 and two boarders: Andrew S. Bell, age 29, Lawyer with real estate valued at $3,000; and David Cassett, age 37, LaborerWappanocca Township, Crittenden County, Arkansas6
Farmer with real estate valued at $6,8006
188073 years of ageJustice Precinct 2, Collin County, Texas3
Farmer3

Citations

  1. [S538] Wilson, Shirley, abstractor. Sumner County, Tennessee Will Abstracts 1788-1882 (Hendersonville: S. Wilson, 1987), page 88; citing Will Book 3, page 203. . These abstracts were made by a certified genealogist.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 10 Jan 2021, memorial page for Francis Boyd Read (1807-1885) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Sherry, maintained by June; citing Pecan Grove Cemetery, McKinney, Collin County, Texas.
  3. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 8 of 26 ), entry for F B Read, 1880, Collin, Texas; citing roll 1296, page 110D, family 65, accessed 10 Jan 2021.
  4. [S3018] "Tennessee Probate Court Books: Sumner County Wills, 1842-1870, Vol. 3," digital image, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-25MM-Y9?wc=images 140-141 of 271 ), entry for William Read, 1854, Sumner County Wills, vol. 3, pages 203-204 : accessed 10 Jan 2021.
  5. [S5714] "Texas, Wills and Probate Records, 1833-1974," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 10 Jan 2021, entry for F B Read, 1885, Collin County Probate Packets, 1885, images 646-656.
  6. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 10 Jan 2021, entry for Frank B Reed, 1850, Wappanocca, Crittenden, Arkansas; citing roll 25, page 365a, family 114, image 5 of 6; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.
  7. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Martha E. "Mattie" Read Sigmond (1842-1907) at memorial page....

Frank Read1

M, #19293, b. 12 April 1875, d. before 24 June 1880
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen Pettus Read1 b. 2 Mar 1841, d. 8 Jun 1917
MotherMary Wright1 b. 3 Mar 1841, d. 21 Jun 1897
Last Edited21 Mar 2021
     Frank Read was born on 12 April 1875, son of Stephen Pettus Read and Mary Wright,1 and died before 24 June 1880 when he was not enumerated with the family.2

Citations

  1. [S3745] Prestwould Chapter (DAR), compiler. Family Records, Mecklenburg County, Virginia (South Hill, Virginia: Prestwould Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution), page 169; citing John M. Wright Bible, 1838-1884, ownership not noted, but records copied by Ellen Read of Palmer Springs, Virginia in the 1960s.
  2. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 41 of 47 ), entry for S. P. Read, 18880, Palmers Springs, Mecklenburg, Virginia; citing roll 1378, page 225A, family 366, accessed 20 Mar 2021.

Franklin Amasa Read1,2

M, #26383, b. 3 March 1901, d. 9 April 1966
Relationship4th great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherAmasa Pettus Read1,2 b. 3 Aug 1867, d. 3 Jul 1938
MotherLillian Ann Ricks1,2 b. 21 Jul 1870, d. 26 Apr 1950
Last Edited21 Mar 2021
     Franklin Amasa Read was born on 3 March 1901, son of Amasa Pettus Read and Lillian Ann Ricks, in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.2

     On 4 July 1938, Amasa P. Read's obituary states he died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. R. B. Robinson, near Littleton, where he had been for a year since his health failed. Survivors: his wife, Mrs. Lillian Ricks Read; two daughters, Mrs. Arrington Davis of Henderson and Mrs. R. B. Robinson of Littleton; three sons, S. T. Read, of Warrenton, F. A. Read of Wood, and J. L. Read of Palmer Springs; and two brothers, J. W. Read of Palmer Springs and S. P. Read of Norlina.3

     He had been a Merchant prior to his sudden death.2

     Franklin Amasa Read died of Coronary Occlusion on 9 April 1966 at age 65 in Louisburg, Franklin County, North Carolina,2 and was buried on 11 April 1966 in Oakwood Cemetery, Louisburg, Franklin County, North Carolina.2,4

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1910as Frank and 8 years of agePalmer Springs District, Mecklenburg County, Virginia1
192018 years of agePalmer Springs District, Mecklenburg County, Virginia5
Farm Labor5

Citations

  1. [S5973] "1910 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 21 Mar 2021, entry for Anwey P Read, 1910, Palmer Spring, Mecklenburg, Virginia; citing roll T624_1635, page 26A, family 12, FHL microfilm 1,375,648, image 48 of 56; citing original data from the National Archives & Records Administration.
  2. [S6049] "North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1976," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 21 Mar 2021, entry for Franklin Amasa Read, 9 Apr 1966, Louisburg, Franklin County, Stamped 12198, image 13 of 21.
  3. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 21 Mar 2021, entry for Amasa P. Read, The News and Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina), 4 Jul 1938, page 2, image 2 of 10.
  4. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 21 Mar 2021, memorial page for Franklin Amasa Read (1901-1966) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Just Amy, maintained by Just Amy; citing Oakwood Cemetery, Louisburg, Franklin County, North Carolina.
  5. [S5962] "1920 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 21 Mar 2021, entry for Mason P Read, 1920, Palmer springs, Mecklenburg, Virginia; citing roll T625_1898, page 16B, family 301, image 23 of 34; citing original data from the NARA microfilm publication T625.

George Haywood Read1,2

M, #26375, b. circa September 1916, d. 11 June 1986
Relationship4th great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen Pettus Read Jr1 b. 5 Jul 1876, d. 7 Feb 1941
MotherCatherine Mayfield Robinson1 b. 7 Dec 1886, d. 11 Apr 1973

Family

Elizabeth Cheatham Goodrich b. 8 Apr 1917, d. 10 Feb 1995
Last Edited21 Mar 2021
     George Haywood Read was born circa September 1916, son of Stephen Pettus Read Jr and Catherine Mayfield Robinson, in North Carolina.1
     He also is reported to have been born on 27 April 1916.3

     George and Elizabeth Cheatham Goodrich obtained a marriage license on 27 March 1937 in Henderson, Vance County, North Carolina.4

     George Haywood Read married Elizabeth Cheatham Goodrich, 19, on 28 March 1937 in Townsville, Vance County, North Carolina, with Rev. J. S. Kennison, Prpesbyterian minister, officiating.4

     On 8 February 1941, Stephen Pettus Read's obituary states he was survived by his wife, Kate Robinson Read; two sons, G. H. Read of Norlina and W. C. Read of Richmond; three daughters: Mrs. L. W. Vick of Emporia, Va; Mrs. George Collins of Palmer Springs, and Miss Katherine Read of Norlina; and a brother, John Read.5

     George Haywood Read died on 11 June 19863 and was buried in Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Norlina, Warren County, North Carolina.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
19203 4/12 year of agePalmer Springs District, Mecklenburg County, Virginia1
193013 years of agePalmer Springs District, Mecklenburg County, Virginia6

Citations

  1. [S5962] "1920 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 20 Mar 2021, entry for Stephen P Read, 1920, Palmer Springs, Mecklenburg, Virginia; citing roll T625_1898, page 16B, family 300, image 23 of 34; citing original data from the NARA microfilm publication T625.
  2. [S5766] "North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 21 Mar 2021, entry for George Haywood Read and Elizabeth Cheathem Goodrick, 28 Mar 1937, Vance County Marriage Licenses (1912-1968), No. 221, image 5538 of 19115; citing original data from the North Carolina County Registers of Deeds. Provides his full middle name.
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 21 Mar 2021, memorial page for George Haywood Read (1916-1986) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Judy Waters, maintained by Amanda Bishop Burns; citing Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Norlina, Warren County, North Carolina.
  4. [S5766] "NC Marriage Recds., 1741-2011," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for George Haywood Read and Elizabeth Cheathem Goodrick, 28 Mar 1937, Vance County Marriage Licenses (1912-1968), No. 221, image 5538 of 19115.
  5. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 20 Mar 2021, entry for Stephen Pettus Reade, The News and Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina), 8 Feb 1941, page 10, image 10 of 12.
  6. [S5996] "1930 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.Com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 20 Mar 2021, entry for Stephen P Read, 1930, Palmer Springs, Mecklenburg, Virginia; citing page 5A, family 79, FHL microfilm 2,342,184, image 9 of 25; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.

Helen Hayes Read1,2

F, #26373, b. circa 1905, d. 1953
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherStephen Pettus Read Jr1 b. 5 Jul 1876, d. 7 Feb 1941
MotherSadie M. Hayes1 b. 5 Jul 1878, d. 17 Jan 1907

Family 1

Henry Strickland McBride b. c 1906

Family 2

George Washington Collins Jr b. c 1907
Last Edited21 Mar 2021
     Helen Hayes Read was born circa 1905, daughter of Stephen Pettus Read Jr and Sadie M. Hayes, in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.1,3

     Helen married Henry Strickland McBride on 28 April 1928 in Emporia, (Independent City), Virginia.4,5

     Helen Hayes Read divorced Henry Strickland McBride on 4 April 1932 at Richmond, (Independent City), Virginia, on grounds of desertion which were not contested.5

     Helen Hayes McBride married George Washington Collins Jr on 18 July 1937 in Emporia, (Independent City), Virginia.6

     On 8 February 1941, Stephen Pettus Read's obituary states he was survived by his wife, Kate Robinson Read; two sons, G. H. Read of Norlina and W. C. Read of Richmond; three daughters: Mrs. L. W. Vick of Emporia, Va; Mrs. George Collins of Palmer Springs, and Miss Katherine Read of Norlina; and a brother, John Read.7

     Helen Hayes Collins died in 19538 and was buried in Union Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Palmer springs, Mecklenburg County, Virginia.8

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
19105 years of agePalmer Springs District, Mecklenburg County, Virginia1
192015 years of agePalmer Springs District, Mecklenburg County, Virginia9
193025 years of age, married at the age of 23 and is living within her father's household with her daughter, Helen R. McBride, age 1 3/12 years with no sign of her husbandPalmer Springs District, Mecklenburg County, Virginia4

Citations

  1. [S5973] "1910 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 20 Mar 2021, entry for Stephen P Read Jr, in household of Stephen T. Read, 1910, Palmer Spring, Mecklenburg, Virginia; citing Roll T624_1635, page 26B, family 15, FHL microfilm 1,375,648, image 49 of 56; citing original data from the National Archives & Records Administration.
  2. [S5557] "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014," index and images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com: accessed 21 Mar 2021, entry for Helen Hayes Read and Henry Strictland Mcbride in marriage record of their daughter, Helen Mcbride and Charles Raymond Anderson, 4 Aug 1951, Portsmouth, Stamped 22051, image 61 of 245; citing original data from the Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia.
  3. [S6514] "Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 21 Mar 2021, entry for Helen Read McBride and Henry Strickland McBride, 4 Apr 1932, Richmond, Stamped 32-000559, image 59 of 505. Provides county of her birth.
  4. [S5996] "1930 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.Com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 20 Mar 2021, entry for Stephen P Read, 1930, Palmer Springs, Mecklenburg, Virginia; citing page 5A, family 79, FHL microfilm 2,342,184, image 9 of 25; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  5. [S6514] "VA Divorce Recds., 1918-2014," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., entry for Helen Read McBride and Henry STrickland McBride, 4 Apr 1932, Richmond, Stamped 32-000559, image 59 of 505.
  6. [S5557] "VA Marriage Recds., 1936-2014," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for George Washington Collins and Helen Read McBride, 18 Jul 1937, Greensville, Stamped 15770, image 285 of 483.
  7. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 20 Mar 2021, entry for Stephen Pettus Reade, The News and Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina), 8 Feb 1941, page 10, image 10 of 12.
  8. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 21 Mar 2021, memorial page for Helen Read Collins (1905-1953) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Margaret Gagliardi, maintained by Margaret Gagliardi; citing Union Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Palmer Springs, Mecklenburg County, Virginia.
  9. [S5962] "1920 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 20 Mar 2021, entry for Stephen P Read, 1920, Palmer Springs, Mecklenburg, Virginia; citing roll T625_1898, page 16B, family 300, image 23 of 34; citing original data from the NARA microfilm publication T625.

Helen Lewis Read1

F, #23189, b. 4 July 1883, d. 14 April 1950
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherLewis Henry Read1 b. 28 Feb 1839, d. 1 Mar 1916
MotherSallie Burge Wright1 b. 1849, d. 1891
Last Edited20 Nov 2016
     Helen Lewis Read was born on 4 July 1883, daughter of Lewis Henry Read and Sallie Burge Wright, in Palmer Springs, Mecklenburg County, Virginia.1
     She also is reported to have been born on 5 July 1884.2

     Helen Lewis Read died on 14 April 1950 at age 66 in Henderson, Vance County, North Carolina,3 and was buried in Union Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Palmer Springs, Mecklenburg County, Virginia.2

Citations

  1. [S3461] "North Carolina, Deaths, 1931-1994," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FP3C-V3F : accessed 29 Jul 2016), William Henry Read, 26 Jan 1970; citing Henderson, Vance, North Carolina, 3614, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,983,398.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 29 Jul 2016, memorial page for Helen Lewis Read (1884-1950) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Margaret Gagliardi, maintained by Margaret Gagliardi; citing Union Chapel United Methodist Church Cemeter, Palmer Springs, Mecklenburg County, Virginia.
  3. [S3461] "NC Deaths, 1931-1994," FamilySearch, Helen Lewis Read, 14 Apr 1950; citing Henderson, Vance, North Carolina, v 11B cn 11943, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,926,812, accessed 29 Jul 2016.