According to the 1820 census, a William Cavender family was still living in Prince Edward County, Virginia and his family then comprised: 1 male and 1 female under 10 years of age, 2 males from 10 to 16 years of age, and 1 male and 1 female from 26 to 45 years of age, but there was no William Cavender then living in Lunenburg County.
It is believed that the William Cavender of Lunenburg County, Virginia moved his household to Williamson County, Tennessee sometime between 1810 and 1820. Assuming the above 1810 and 1820 census data for Prince Edward County, Virginia are correct, then the date of birth of the particular William Cavender living in Prince Edward County would have been sometime between 1776 and 1784. As it has been pretty well established that the particular William Cavender who was the son of Hugh Cavender was born sometime around 1766-1768, then it appears that the particular William Cavender who was living in Prince Edward County, Virginia from 1810-1820 was not the son of Hugh Cavender. However, as the particular William Cavender in the 1810 census for Lunenburg County, Virginia was then listed as being 45 years of age or older, and thus born in either 1765 or earlier, and therefore reasonably conforms to the estimated date of birth of the William Cavender, the son of Hugh Cavender, of having been born sometime around 1766-1768. Thus, Hugh Cavender's son, William Cavender, apparently lived for a while in Prince Edward County, Virginia and later to Lunenburg County, Virginia when he purchased the farm from his brother, Eudaley James Cavender.
In 1830, a William Cavender and his family was living in Williamson County, Tennessee, and he is listed as being born in Virginia and then being 60-70 years of age and his wife's age was listed as 50-60 years of age. As this particular William Cavender was thus born some time between 1761-1770, there is a very good possibility that he was the son of Hugh Cavender as the date of his birth believed to have been about 1766-1768, and thus he would have been about 62-64 years old at that particular point of time. Thus, this particular William Cavender could have been the son of Hugh Cavender.
It is to be noted that a second William Cavender was listed in the 1830 census as living in Williamson County, Tennessee and his family consisted of 1 male and 1 female over 45 years of age.30, 31, 58, 69, 133, 294, 350 & 371
The Jincy Cavender who married Elisha Walker in Williamson County, Tennessee on December 14, 1808 may have been the daughter of William Cavender. However, that would mean that she was married when she was only about 14 years old, which is unlikely. 61 & 122
The children of William Cavender and Dicy Cavender (“Dicey Cavender” & "Diana Cavender"?) could possibly include the following:
JOHN CAVENDER born about 1795 and married Elizabeth Compton who was born about 1785; and,
MARY CAVENDER who married Peter Fore on March 18, 1818 in Charlotte County, Virginia, with William Cavender being the surety. Mary Cavender must have died shortly after she was married because Peter Fore remarried in 1821. If Mary Cavender was 18 years of age when she married, then she would have been born about 1800350;
(V) EUDALEY JAMES CAVENDER ("Eudaley Cavender", “E.J. Cavender” & "James Cavender") is believed to have been born in Virginia about 1771-1772 in the Flat Creek ("Flatt Creek") area of Raliegh Township of Amelia County, Virginia near the Appomattox River. On March 14, 1793, after the death of his father Hugh, he married Betty Elizabeth Sammons ("Betty Sammons" & "Betsey Sammons" and "Betsy Sammons") in Lunenburg County, Virginia. Her father, James Sammons, was the surety and the ceremony was performed in Lunenburg County by James Shelburne (“James Shelburn”?) a Baptist minister who died in Lunenburg County, Virginia about 1820. Apparently Lunenburg County, Virginia connects with Granville County, North Carolina.
It is to be noted that the LDS records state that a marriage bond was issued in Westmoreland County, Virginia to James Cavender with respect to his pending marriage to Betsey Sammons and that the surety was James Sammons, who is believed to have been the father of Betsy Cavender. However, it is believed that particular James Cavender was actually the son of Ezekiel Cavender who married a Mary Smith in Spartansburg County, South Carolina on July 8, 1794.30, 111, 133, 350, 355 & 371 Following his marriage, James Cavender and his wife apparently moved into his mother house and took care of her and his younger brothers then still living at home until his mother died in 1794.
In March 1797, Joseph Cavender, executor of the estate of his father, Hugh Cavender, brought suit in Charlotte County, Virginia against his brother, James Cavender, and Thomas Hay (“Thomas Hays”) for debt. James Cavender not then being an inhabitant of Charlotte County, the suit against him “abated”. Judgment was rendered for the plaintiff against Thomas Hay and the sheriff was ordered to attach his estate for debt. James Cavender was then living in Lunenburg County, Virginia.Court Orders 11-28
On December 13, 1797, James Sammon (sometimes James Sammons) of Lunenburg County, Virginia sold 102 acres of land on the Branches of Stokes Creek ("Stocks Creek") in Lunenburg County, Virginia to his son-in-law, James Cavender who was then living in Lunenburg County. The 102 acre farm was part of the land that James Sammons had previously purchased on September 20, 1796 from his son-in-law and daughter, John Roberts and Rebecca Sammon Roberts, and is bounded by the lands of John Page, Joshua Johnson, Benjamin Lewis, Lephew Shulton, Samuel Jordan and Benjamin Hendrick, and is located about 3 miles from Fort Mitchell, Virginia (365625N/0782539W), and about one-half the way between the city of Lunenburg in Lunenburg County, Virginia and the city of Charlotte in Charlotte County, Virginia and which is very near the eastern boundary of Charlotte County, Virginia.
On November 18, 1802, James Cavender purchased from Benjamin Lewis 206 acres of land on the Branches of Stokes Creek in Lunenburg County, and bounded by the lands of Joshua Johnson, John Johnson, John Slaughter, Samuel Jordan and the said James Cavender. In 1751, there was a Stocks Creek in Amelia County, Virginia which was very close to Flat Creek in Amelia County, Virginia. However, the Stocks Creek in Amelia County, Virginia in 1751 is not the same Stocks Creek located in Lunenburg County, Virginia in 1802. The deed was witnessed by Aleah Hendrick?, Benjamin Hendrick and John Cavender, apparently the brother of James Cavender and was recorded December 9, 1802. 45
In 1803 various families from Lunenburg County, Virginia, and various counties near Lunenburg County, moved to Williamson County, Tennessee.
James Sammons, the father of Betsy Cavender, died in 1804 and in the fall of 1805, James Cavender began selling all his land in Virginia51, apparently preparatory to moving out of the state. Sometime between the fall of 1805 and the spring of 1806, James Cavender moved his family from Lunenburg County, Virginia to Williamson County, Tennessee and first showed up on the 1806 tax list and paid poll taxes on 1 white adult over 21 years old and one slave. Apparently, the slave was inherited as his share of his father's estate as James Cavender had no listed slaves in Virginia. The next year, a John Cavender and a Charles Cavender is listed on the Williamson County, Tennessee poll tax rolls. The youngest brother of James Cavender was named John Cavender and is believed to have been born about 1776, and thus would have been about 30 years old at that time. John Cavender does not appear in the subsequent tax rolls of Williamson County, but a Thomas Cavender paid poll taxes in 1909 in Williamson County, Tennessee.
On December 15, 1807, James Cavender (believed to be Eudaley James Cavender or E.J. Cavender, the son of Hugh Cavender) for the sum of $100 purchased from Thomas McMurray of Lincoln County, Kentucky, 100 acres on the waters of the Big Harpeth River in Williamson County, Tennessee, and being a part of tract of 640 acres previously granted to Thomas McMurray ("Thomas Murray") by the State of North Carolina. The Indenture was witnessed by Samuel Witherspoon, Thomas Kearney and David McElwee and, as it was recorded on December 15, 1807, James Cavender would be subject to paying property taxes beginning with the year 1808. James Cavender sold the land to his brother-in-law Jesse Cox on April 15, 1823 who subsequently sold it to his son William Cox and his wife Nanie Cox. The chain of title since that time goes from William Cox to Samuel H. Roberts ("Samuel Roberts") on July 18, 1892, thereafter to the heirs of Samuel Roberts, thereafter to James E. Cotton ("James Cotton"), thereafter to a Johnson, thereafter to said Johnson's daughter who married George Green, thereafter to George Green, and thereafter to Howard Simmons who owned the land in 1980. 53, 57, 153, 154, 205 & 206
In 1809, the brothers and their wives of Betsy Sammons Cavender moved from Lunenburg County, Virginia to Williamson County, Tennessee, and, in 1810 Betsy's mother, Sally Sammons ("Sarah Sammons") likewise moved to Williamson County, Tennessee. On November 7, 1837, Sally Sammons executed her will in which she named Archibald Lytle as the executor, and in whose household Sally Sammons was then living. She left her estate only to her daughters Rebecca Roberts ("Rebecca Sammons"), Fanny Tatom ("Fanny Sammons", "Francis Tatom" & "Francis Sammons"), and to Archibald Lytle to hold in trust for the benefit of her daughter Elizabeth Cavender ("Betsy Cavender", "Elizabeth Sammons" & "Betsy Sammons") who must have been unable to care for herself at that particular point in time. The will of Sally Sammons was probated in May 1884.86 Later, Archibald Lytle withdrew as executor and James C. Irvin ("James Irvin") was appointed to replace Archibald Lytle as executor.
On April 15, 1823, Eudaley James Cavender ("Eudaley Cavender") sold to Jesse Cox, the brother-in-law of his son Silas James Cavender, the 100 acres of land located on the Big Harpeth River in Williamson County, Tennessee, and being a part of the 640 acre tract of land granted to John McMurray by the State of North Carolina and which John McMurray purchased from Thomas McMurray on January 20, 1807. The Indenture was witnessed by William B. McClellan ("William McCellan") and Thomas Cox. Eudaley James Cavender may be the same James Cavender listed in the 1840 census for Davie County, North Carolina.81, 122 & 205
On October 14, 1831, Sarah Sammons ("Sally Sammons") of Williamson County, Tennessee, who was the mother-in-law of Eudaley James Cavender ("Eudaley Cavender"), formerly of Lunenburg County, Virginia, “in consideration of $1.00 paid by Julany Cavender of Williamson County, Tennessee, sells to Julany 1 bed and furniture, 1 desk, 1 cupboard and 2 tables, and for the above consideration of $1.00 in hand paid as aforesaid I have bargained, sold and conveyed unto John Cavender as follows: 1 bed, 2 bay mares, 1 large kettle, 18 head hogs”. Signed by Sarah Sammons with an “X” and witnessed by J. Farrington and Robert Peebles. On August 28, 1845, Harrison Cavendar ("Harrison Cavender") apparently married his cousin Julia Cavendar ("Julia Cavender", “Julany Cavender” & "Julisey Cavender") in Williamson County, Tennessee. The ceremony was conducted by Wm. F. Carter ("William Carter") and their bondsman was James Cavender. It is believed that the above Julany Cavender to whom Sarah Sammons sold some furniture is the same person who later married her cousin Harrison Cavender. 76112 & 122
In the 1850 census for Davidson County, Tennessee, the above Harrison Cavender was listed as then being 28 years of age and born in Virginia about 1822 and his wife was listed as being Julia Cavender age 27 and born in Tennessee about 1823. They were then living in the same household with Patrick Cavender age 32 and thus born about 1818, together with the family of James Cavender (“James S. Cavender”) age 38 and thus born about 1812 and his wife Nancy Cavender (formerly “Nancy Underwood") age 35 and thus born about 1815 and their son Silas Cavender age 15 and thus born about 1835 and who may be the same Silas Cavender who married a Sarah (“Sarah Cavender”?) in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee on October 1, 1856.
The foregoing adds further proof that the Eudaley James Cavender who moved from Lunenburg County, Virginia sometimes between the fall of 1805 and summer of 1806 is the same James Cavender who moved to Williamson County, Tennessee about that time.137
At the time James Cavender moved their family to Williamson County, their children included 1 daughter and 3 sons. They apparently followed the same route discovered in 1671 by an expedition led by Thomas Batts and Robert Fallam who followed the Stauton River through the gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains into the Great Appalachian Valley blessed with limestone soils of unbelievable fertility. This route connected to a well-worn Natchez Indian trail which later became an important pioneer road of the 1800's called the Natchez Trace which runs through the western section of Williamson County, Tennessee. Of further historical note, when Tennessee first became a State in 1796, Davidson County, North Carolina became Davidson County, Tennessee with its county seat at Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, and Williamson County, Tennessee was formed from Davidson County in 1799. Hunters and explorers came into this "Western Country" as early as 1784, but permanent settlement of the early settlers were not made until shortly before 1800.53, 125 & 165
According to the 1820 Census for Williamson County, Tennessee, the members of the James Cavennour ("James Cavender") family who were living at home in 1820 comprised: 4 sons and 2 daughters below the age of 10 years, 1 son and 1 daughter between the ages of 10 to 16 years, 1 daughter 16-26 years; his wife, 26-45 and himself, 45 and over. Thus, there were a total of 9 children were then living at home when the 1820 census was taken. Two had left home before the 1820 census was taken, and 1 was born after the 1820 census was taken.137, 173 & 174
As Eudaley James Cavender ("Eudaley Cavender") was born about 1770, he would have been about 50 years old in 1820 and therefore "45 and over" as listed in the 1820 census. Assuming Betsy Cavender was 17-18 years old when she married in March of 1793, she would have been born about 1775-1776. Therefore, when the 1820 census was taken, she would have been about 44 if the month of birth was beforethe census was taken, and would have been 45 years old if her birthday occurred after the census was taken. It therefore appears that the above James "Cavennour" is the same Eudaley James Cavender that was born in Virginia and moved to Williamson County, Tennessee in late 1805 or early 1806, and may have later moved to Davie County, North Carolina. However, as Williamson County, Tennessee is located about the center of the State of Tennessee and Davie County, North Carolina is located about the center of the State of North Carolina, there would appear no reason for Eudaley James Cavender to move such a substantial distance at such an elderly age. It is believed that the above Eudaley James Cavender (“James Eudaley Cavender", “James Cavender" & “Eudaley Cavender”) and Betsy Sammons Cavender (“Betsy Cavender”) had the following 12 children:
(1) JINCY CAVENDER born in Lunenbury County, Virginia about 1794 and married Elisha Walker on December 14, 1808 in Williamson County, Virginia. Thus, she was not living at home when the 1820 census was taken;
(2)JAMES B. CAVENDER ("James Cavender", “J.B. Cavender” & “James Benjamin Cavender”?), a twin, born about 1797-1798 in Lunenbury County, Virginia, and married a Rebecca Cavender, in Williamson County, Tennessee on February 16, 1823. Rebecca Cavender was born about 1808 in Tennessee by one account and in North Carolina by another account. James B. Cavender had a sister named Rebecca Cavender who was born about 1808 in Williamson County, Tennessee and who was living in Williamson County in 1850 when the census was taken. However, it is a good probability that he married his first cousin. In any event, the ceremony was conducted by Joel Anderson, and with James Cavender and J. B. Cavender ("James B. Cavender"?) being the named bondsmen. The named bondsman, "James Cavender", must have been the father of James B., Eudaley James Cavender ("Eudaley Cavender" & “E.J. Cavender”), and that the other named bondsman, "J. B. Cavender", apparently was the groom. As James B. Cavender was born about 1797 or 1798, he would have been about 22-23 years old when the 1820 census was taken. As he was not listed as living in Eudaley James Cavender's household when the 1820 census was taken, he must have already moved out and was on his own at that particular point in time. It is also significant to note that the above marriage ceremony was conducted by Joel Anderson who was then one of the ministers of the Big Harpeth Primitive Baptist Church in Williamson County, Tennessee with which James and Elizabeth must have been members, particularly in view of the facts that: (a) in December 1796, Garner McConnico ("Gardner McConnico") had moved from Lunenburg County, Virginia to Williamson County, Tennessee.
In 1799 Garner McConnico formed the Primitive Baptist Church and apparently became the first Primitive Baptist minister at the newly-formed Harpeth Church in Williamson County, also called both the "Baptist Meeting House" and the "McConnico Meeting House" which was destroyed by storm in 1909 and was rebuilt nearby. However, the old cemetery still remains. 175 In 1815, Garner McConnico was still living in Williamson County. Of significance are the following facts:
(a). that, Eudaley James Cavender was a neighbor to Gardner McConnico when they both were living in Lunenburg County, Virginia;
(b). that, the Big Harpeth Primitive Baptist Church was only 4-5 miles from the farm of Eudaley James Cavender;
(c). that, the ministers of the Harpeth Baptist Church named Joel Anderson and John Atkinson performed the marriage ceremony for at least 4 of Eudaley James Cavender's children. For example, they married Stephen Cavender and Sarah "Sally" Short on February 18, 1819, Silas James Cavender ("Silas") and Rachel Cox on January 30, 1823, James B. Cavender "James" and his cousin, Rebecca "Becky" Cavender, on February 16, 1823, and, Sally P. Cavender and Edward Trent on November 9 or November 12, 1835; and,
(d). that, James B. Cavender (“James Benjamin Cavender”? & “J.B. Cavender”) is listed in the 1850 census for Rutherford County, Tennessee as being 52 years of age and born in Virginia about 1798, his wife was Rebecca Cavender age 42 and born in Tennessee about 1808, and their children at that time were all born in Tennessee and comprised: William Cavender age 20 and thus born about 1830 and who married a Joicy; John N. Cavender ("John Cavender" & “J.N. Cavender”) then age 13 and thus born about 1837; Sarah Cavender ("Sally Cavender") age 11 and thus born about 1839; James Cavender then age 9 and thus born about 1841; Rebecca Cavender then age 7 and thus born about 1843; and, Hugh Cavender then age 2 and thus born about 1848, all of whose given names are common in the families of both Hugh Cavender, the grandfather of James B. Cavender ("James Cavender", “J.B. Cavender” & “James Benjamin Cavender”?), and Eudaley James Cavender, the father of James B. Cavender. Possibly unrelated, but a Joseph H. Cavender ("Joseph Cavender" & “J.H. Cavender”), Thomas A. Cavender ("Thomas Cavender" & “T.A. Cavender”) and a Sarah L. Cavender ("Sarah Cavender" & “S.L. Cavender”), the wife of Thomas Cavender, are all buried in the Short-Atkinson ("Atkins-Short") Cemetery in Williamson County, Tennessee.
It is quite possible that Joseph H. Cavender (“J.H. Cavender”) was a nephew to the above James B. Cavender (“J.B. Cavender”) and was named after the Joseph Cavender who was Hugh Cavender's oldest son who fought in the Revolutionary War and died in Christian County, Kentucky (which includes the City of Hopkinsvile).122 Except for Eudaley James Cavender's son, Silas Cavender who moved to Graves County, Kentucky, it appears that the majority of the children of Eudaley Cavender settled in Tennessee in the general area encompassed by the adjacent counties of Williamson County, Tennessee, Rutherford County, Tennessee, Hickman County, Tennessee, and Maury County, Tennessee.
James B. Cavender, believed to be the son of James Eudaly Cavender (“James Cavender”), married his first cousin, Rebecca Cavender, on February 16, 1823 in Williamson County, Tennessee. According to the 1850 census for Rutherford County, Tennessee, James B. Cavender ("James Cavender" & “James Benjamin Cavender”?) was listed as being born in Virginia, was then 52 years of age and thus born about 1798, that his wife Rebecca Cavender was age 42 and born in Tennessee about 1808, and their children were all born in Tennessee and at that time were: William Cavender age 20 and thus born about in Tennessee about 1830 and who married a "Joicy"; John N. Cavender ("John Cavender" & “J.N. Cavender”) age 13 and thus born in Tennessee about 1837; Sarah Cavender age 11 and thus born in Tennessee about 1839; James Cavender age 9 and thus born in Tennessee about 1841; Sarah Cavender ("Rebecca Cavender") age 7 and thus born in Tennessee about 1843; and, Hugh Cavender age 2 and thus born in Tennessee about 1848.122
In the 1860 census for Rutherford County, Tennessee, James Cavender was listed as then being 63 years of age and thus born about 1797, his wife Rebecca Cavender was then listed as being 53 years of age and thus born in Tennessee about 1807, and his only 2 children then living at home were James Cavender age 18 and thus born in Tennessee about 1842 and Hugh Cavender then age 11 and thus born in Tennessee about 1849.
James B. Cavender and Rebecca Cavender apparently had 6 children:
WILLIAM CAVENDER born in Williamson County, Tennessee about 1830 and married a Joicy;
JOHN N. CAVENDER ("John Cavender" & “J.N. Cavender”) born in Williamson County, Tennessee about 1837;
SARAH CAVENDER ("Sally Cavender") born in Williamson County, Tennessee about 1839;
JAMES CAVENDER born in Williamson County, Tennessee about 1841-1842
REBECCA CAVENDERborn in Williamson County, Tennessee about 1843; and,
HUGH CAVENDER born in Williamson County, Tennessee about 1848. It is to be noted that a Hugh T. Cavender (“Hugh Cavender” & “H.T. Cavender”) is listed in the 1900 census in Ellis County, Texas as being born in March 1867 in Tennessee, and thus would have been 33 years of age at that time, his wife was named Fannie Cavender (“Frances Cavender”?) who was then 28 years of age, born in Tennessee, and thus born about 1872, and their children at that time were:
HATTIE CAVENDER (“Harriett Cavender”?) then age 11 years and born in August 1888 in Texas;
BESSY CAVENDER (“Betsy Cavender” & “Elizabeth Cavender”?) then age 9, and born in Texas in February 1890;
GEORGIA CAVENDER then age 5 and born in Texas in December 1894; and,
LENA M. CAVENDER (“Lena Cavender” & “L.M. Cavender”) then age 1 and born in Texas in August 8, 1898.
Hugh H. Cavender (“Hugh Cavender” & “H.H. Cavender”) was living in Ellis County, Texas in 1900 near the household of John Calvin Cavender (“John Cavender” & “J.C. Cavender”). According to the 1900 census, the parents of both Hugh H. Cavender (“Hugh Cavender”) and his wife Frances were all born in Tennessee.
According to notations in the Bible of another Hugh Cavander ("Hugh Cavender"), which is on file in the Georgia Department of Archives and History, entitled "Daughters of the American Revolution- Georgia Society, Bible Records 1789-1970" by Mrs. Leonard G. DeLamar, it is stated that Hugh Cavendar (“Hugh Cavender”?) was born on March 5, 1847, that he married Zilpha Ann Walker ("Zilpha Walker" & "Zilphia Walker"?) on October 8, 1867, and that he died on July 20, 1939 in Georgia. It is further stated that Zilpha Walker was born on July 29, 1850, and died on November 15, 1942. Hugh Cavender and Zilpha Cavender ("Ann Cavender") had only one child named: