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See also the Last Will and Testament of Peter Malbone which was executed in Princess Anne County, Virginia on September 2, 1814 and probated in Princess Anne County, Virginia on December 5, 1814 where he bequests to his daughter-in-law Polly Leggett (“Mary Leggett”, “Molly Leggett” & “Moley Leggett”), among others. Apparently following the decease of Henry Cavender, Polly Leggett assumed her maiden name and married a Malbone (possibly Phillip Malbone”) and thus became Polly Malbone (“Mary Mlabone”, “Molly Malbone” & “Moley Malbone”).
1779/12/20 The following Cavenders enlisted or re-enlisted in the Revolutionary War in Muky Town (or Mukytown) in Amelia County, Virginia on December 20, 1779: John Cavender, age 17, height 5 feet 8 inches, hair dark, and eyes blue; Joseph Cavender, age 19, height 5 feet 7 ½ inches, hair dark, and eyes blue (re-enlisted, and the son of Hugh Cavender); and, James Cavender, age 22, height 5 feet 8 1/4 inches, hair dark, and eyes hazel. On May 2, 1783, James Cavender, having served his enlistment time of 3 years, was discharged from service in the State Line on this date, and was entitled to the proportion of land entitled to a private. The discharge was signed by Thomas Meriwether and Benjamin Harrison. James Cavender was further granted Land Warrant No. 538 for 200 acres of land, which warrant apparently was exercised in the State of Kentucky . 124, 136 & 382
1779 (1) Estimated date of birth of Martha Cavender who married Ezekiel Smith in Princess Anne County, Virginia (which now in the independent City/County of Virginia Beach, Virginia) on July 28, 1807 with Rev. William Atwood performing the ceremony.371

(2) Jonesboro, first town in Tennessee and seat of Washington County, Tennessee was Chartered in 1779. Transylvania Company founded the present town of Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.

(3) General George Washington and his army winter at Morristown, New Jersey.261


1780/04/19 Elizabeth Cavender (“Betsy Cavender”), daughter and the third oldest child of Hugh Cavender first married Thomas Shelton April 19, 1780 in the Linville Creek Baptist Church in Rev. John Alderson's Parish in Shenandoah Valley, Rockingham County, Virginia. The ceremony was conducted by Rev. John Alderson, Jr.371 John Alderson Sr., founded the Baptist church in Linville Creek on August 6, 1756 and, in 1757 the Indians invaded and the people moved 40-50 miles below Blue Ridge. In 1763, the Indians struck again and, in 1777 John Alderson, Jr. moved to Greenbrier County, Virginia, now West Virginia, at New River and founded the Greenbriar Baptist Church at Alderson in Greenbriar County, Virginia, now Monroe County, West Virginia. On March 19, 1791 Rev. Alderson wrote in his record of marriages performed by him: “March the 19, 1791-This day setled with John Flin and Balance Due to him three Gallons and three Quarts Whiskey.374
1780/08/11 Francell Leggett (“Frances Leggett”?), daughter of James Leggett and Frances Leggett, married John Petree (“John Petre” and thus “Frances Petree”) in Princess Anne County, Virginia. Henry Cavender and Mary Cavender (“formerly “Mary Leggett”?) witnesses the consent of James Leggett and the surety was Enoch Jones.
1780/08/16 Private Patrick Cavender, believed to be a Catholic born in Ireland, was listed as being "missing" in the Second Regiment of the Maryland Troops.412
1780/09/18 Ezekiel Cavender and his wife Ann Cavender (sometimes "Nancy Cavender" or another wife) sold to William Paddison 73 acres of land in Dorchester County, Maryland, known as "Newport" or “New Port” which was located on the east side of the Northwest fork of the Nanticoke River and which he has previously purchased from Robertson Stevens and Jannet Stephens (“Janet Stephens”?) on October, 20, 1779. This particular Ezekiel Cavender is believed to be the son of Dorset Cavender who died about 1738 in Dorset County, Maryland.286 & 352
1780/09/25 American General, Benedict Arnold, went over to the British side and became a general and, on January 5, 1781, he raided Richmond, Virginia.
1780/10/07 Battle of Kings Mountain in South Carolina.
1780 (1) In 1780, a John Cavender of Somerset County, Maryland was in the Monie Company, Princess Anne Battalion. 318

(2) In 1780, a John Cavender was living in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. 350

(3) Apparently a Cavender family was living in Princess Anne County, Virginia (which now in the independent City/County of Virginia Beach, Virginia), one family was living in Charlotte County, Virginia and one family was living in Washington County, Virginia. 355

(4) Sometime after 1780, all members of the Eudaley family moved to Charlotte County, Virginia where they remained in close association with the Hugh Cavender family and conducted various land transactions in Charlotte County, Virginia from 1780 through 1805. However, as there continued to appear land transactions in Charlotte County, Virginia during the subsequent period of 1805-1825, there appears to have been a Moses Eudaley, Sr. and a Moses Eudaley, Jr. As previously indicated, it is believed that Moses Eudaley. Sr. ("Moses Youdaley") was the brother-in-law of Hugh Cavender.393

(5) In 1780, the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Seventh, Tenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Regiments of the Virginia Line being captured by the British at Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina.
1781/02/21 David Cavender was a witness to the will of Robert Wallace in Sussex County, Delaware. 313, 336 & 355
1781/02/23 David Cavender witnessed the will of George Smith in Sussex County, Delaware. 313
1781/03/11 Mary Ann Cavender ("Mary Cavender" & “Mary A. Cavender”) was christened by Joseph Cavender and Ann Cavender on Saint Marylebone Street, Saint Marylebone Road, Saint Marylebone Parish, London, England. 140 & 439
1781/03/29 John Calvender ("John Cavender"?) of Littletown, Massachusetts married Polly Blanchard ("Mary Blanchard" & "Mary Jane Blanchard"). The marriage ceremony was conducted by Rev. Ephram Woods in Concord, Massachusetts.232
1781/05/01 John Cavender of Littleton in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, age 22-23 years, enlisted to serve in the Revolutionary War for a period of three years.284 & 326
1781/05/24 Paulin Anderson of King & Queen County, Virginia sold the American Army 225 pounds of beef.Weisinger, Va Col Abs
1781/09/xx Paulin Anderson of King & Queen County, Virginia sold the American Army 10 barrels of corn.Weisinger, Va Col Abs
1781/10/19 At the battle of Yorktown, British General Cornwallis surrenders the entire British army to General George Washington and French General Rochambeau. This battle was essentially the end of the Revolution.
1781/11/19 George Washington ("General George Washington"?) of Amelia County, Virginia sold to Peter Randolph of the same county various Negro slaves for the sum of 25,000 pounds of tobacco, in hogshead, to average 1000 weight of net tobacco, and none to contain less than 1000 pounds of net weight of tobacco stored in the upper warehouses of the James River and the Appomattox River. The Negro slaves which included his Negro girl named Dinah and 29 other Negro slaves belonging to the estate of David Greenhill, deceased, in which George Washington had a legacy, and as may be drawn as his share of the following 29 Negro slaves: Tom, Lew, David, John, Dublin, Preston, Molly, Doll, Grace, Sarah, Liddy, Patt, George, Emanuel, Bob, Dick, Phibby, Lewis, Nannah, Amey, John, Ben, James, Julis, Isabel, Susanah, Matt, Milly and Simon. The indenture was witnessed by Robert Randolph and Peter Ellington.

Since George Washington executed the above deed, the slaves mentioned therein were divided between three of the legatees of David Greenhill, deceased, and agreeable to his will. The following slaves were allotted to George Washington: Tom, Dublin, Julius, Bob, Jane, Dinah, Isabell, Liddie, Molly, Amy, Hannah and Lydia. In order to discharge a debt owed by George Washington to Peter Randolph as a consequence of his default in payment of the debt of December 25 of the preceding year, George Washington conveyed the above named slaves which he inherited to Peter Randolph. This particular indenture was witnessed by William Vasser and George Vasser. DB16/66&67



1781 (1) Needham Cavenah ("Needam Cavnar", "Needam Cavenah"?, “Needam Cavender”?, “Needham Cavener”, “Needum Cavener”, “Needum Cavender”? & “Needham Cavender”?) is believed to be the same Needham Cavenah who lived in Maury County, Tennessee around 1810, and who married Sally Bridges (“Sarah Bridges”) in Maury County, Tennessee on October 5, 1817.137 & 355 According to the 1820 census, Needham Cavener and his family were then living in Maury County, Tennessee, and his household then comprised one son and one daughter under 10 years of age and thus born about 1810-1820, and one male and one female 26-45 years of age and thus born about about 1775-1794.418 In 1850, Needum Cavener and his family were then living in Hickman County, Tennessee. At that time, he was 69 years of age and thus born in North Carolina about 1781, and his wife Sarah Cavener (“Sally Cavener”, “Sarah Cavenah”, “Sarah Cavender” & “Sally Cavender”) was age 63 and thus born in North Carolina about 1787, and their children were then: Nancy Cavener (“Nancy Cavenah” & “Nancy Cavender”?) age 18 and thus born about 1832; Susan Cavener (“Susan Cavenah” & “Susan Cavender”?) age 16 and thus born about 1834; John Cavener (“John Cavenah” & “John Cavender”) age 11, and thus born about 1839; and, Needum Cavener (“Needum Cavenah”, “Needham Cavenah”, “Needham Cavender”? & “Needum Cavender”?) age 3 and thus born about 1847.

(2) Garroa Cavender ("Garret Cavender"?) and Henry Slack were apparently listed as serving in the Revolutionary War Militia in the Township of Solebury, Pennsylvania. 317 & 326



(3) (i) In 1781, a Charles Cavenah ("Charles Cavanah"?, “Charles Kavanaugh”,

Charles Cavanaugh”? & "Charles Cavender"?) was living in Christian County,

Kentucky, which includes the City of Hopkinsville in Western Kentucky.

(ii) On June 12, 1794, John Sharpe and Charles Carvenah (sometimes "Charles Cavenah"

& "Charles Cavanah")(“Charles Cavender”?) were jointly tried before the SuperiorSuperior Court of Oglethorpe County, Georgia which was held at the home ofCharles Lainon the above date with Judge Sith presiding. The charge was "Negro stealery". The 13 member jury comprised: Isham Davis, Robert Gallaspy ("Robert Gillespie"), John Herring, John Holloway, Buckner Ledbetter, Levi Phillips, Robert Rallaspy, Hugh Roar, Jesse Starky, George Taylor (the jury foreman), Benjamin Thomas, James Thompson and Benjamin Tribble. The jury found John Sharpe innocent of the charge, but the following 7 members of the jury held Charles Cavenah was guilty as charged: Isham Davis, Robert Gillespie, John Holloway, Hugh Roar, George Taylor, James Thompson and, Benjamin Tribble ("Benjamin Trible"?). The verdict was witnessed by Sheriff William Baliey.

(iii) On July 19, 1794, John Sharpe, Jr., signed an affidavit which stated: That on October 5, 1791, Joseph Wheelright of Wilcox County, Georgia, but now called Oglethorpe County, Georgia, sold a slave to Charles Cavenah (“Charles Cavender”?), then released the mortgage. On the same date, Betsy Sharpe testified on behalf of Charles Cavenah regarding the Wheelright case.



(iv) The following Oglethorpe County, Georgia residents subsequently signed a petition requesting the Charles Cavenah (“Charles Cavender”?) be pardoned: Joho Angle; Talbot Arthur; Richard Bailey; Col. William Bailey; George Barber ("Joseph Barber"?); Peeky Bledsoe; William Butts; Edward Calahan (“Edward Callahan”?); John Cargile, Jr.; Peter Carns; Jesse Clay; William Clegham; James Clegharn; Joshia Cob ("Joshia Cobb"?); John Diamond; Jeremiah Dickson; Jeffry Early ("Jeffrey Early"?); John J. Ecloth ("John Ecloth"); J. Floyd ("F. Floyd"?); Henry Garrett; Robert Germany; Joel Glass; John Gresham; Jno. Griffin ("John Griffin", "Johnathan Griffin", "Jonathon Griffin", "Jonathan Griffin" or "Johannes Griffin"); James Ham; Alexander Hawkins; John Hawkins; William Hay; Phillip Hayne; Joel Hunt; Joseph Jones; Thomas Kennerly; Jessee Lane; Simeon Lane ("Simon Lane"?); Charles Lane; John Leget ("John Leggett"?); Thomas Loyd ("Thomas Lloyd"?); J.L. Luckie; Jno Luckie ("Jonathan Luckie"; J. McCamon; William McCree; Moses Milligan; William Nilison; Tarplay Oplofant?; John Parks; John Payne; Ancelaus Pope; William Prichard; Edward Pryor; Spencer Reynolds; Thomas Reynolds; Henry Roth William Shropshire; Joseph Shubright; William Strother; Floree Sullivan; J.P. George Swain; Thomas Swan; Howell Tatum; James Thomas; Hyram Taylor Charles W. Waddill ("Charles Waddill"); Jesse Walker; Thomas Watts; Wilson Whatley; John Williams; Jeremiah Wootan; and, Obediah Wynne ("Obediah Wynn"?). (v) The following residents of the State of Georgia subsequently filed the following Petition to then Governor George Mathews ("George Matthews"?): "The humble petition of sundry citizens of the said State respectfully sheweth that it is with much regret they have heard that Charles Cavenah (“Charles Cavender”?) has been lately found guilty of Negro steeling (sic) in the accusation of a certain Joseph Wheelwright whom we consider from his general character capable of fabricating and bring forward plans or schemes which would endanger the life of any citizen with whom he might be at variance that many of us have from his infancy known the said Charles Cavanah and are well acquainted with the dispute between him and the said Joseph Wheelwright and never viewed Charles Cavanah's conduct as felonious nor having done more than could be justified by the strictest principals of honesty and as the laws are intended for conviction of the guilty and cannot require the sacrifice of the innocent, we humbly pray your Excellency to pardon the said Charles Cavanah and thereby satisfy the people over whom you preside and that the Constitution has not for useless purposes vested you with this amiable prerogative. And as in duty bound they ever pray. Except for William Butts, all of the signers of the petition to the Governor were by an entirely different group of citizens, to wit: Levy Abrahams ("Levy Abraham"?) of Chatham County; Samuel Andrew; Joseph Baerber; Edmond Bailey; Thomas Boyd; James Bozeman; John Burton; William Burton; William Allen Burton ("William Burton"); William Butts; Thomas Clark; William Clark; David Clem; Fr. Coleman; Francis Coleman; James Coleman; John Coleman; David Floyd; Francis Funderburge; Douglass Hancock; James Hanson; Billy B. Harvey ("Billy Harvey" & "William Harvey"); Harvey Harvey, Jr.; Thomas Harvey; William B. Jenkins ("William Jenkins"); Isaac Jones; David Leion of Chatham County, Georgia; John Lewes ("John Lewis"?); William Lewes ("William Lewis"?) William McDowell; Daniel McNeil; Jame McNeil ("James McNeil"?); William Marshall; William Moorehead; Nathaniel Munkin?; Benjamin Otwell; Leml Pace ("Lemel Pace"?); John Paulett; William Paulett; John Parsons; Stephen Powell; Robert Reid; James Rogers; Thomas Rogers; John Jacob Schley ("John Schley"); John Scott; David Shores; Richard Shores; Archer Street; Thomas Street; J.P. James Stubb; Daniel Thomas; Lindsey Thomas; William Thomas; William Tinkner?; Henry Traylor ("Henry Taylor"?); Nathan Vivion?; and, Benjamin Wallace. 390

(vi) On March 1, 1795, apparently another petition to the Governor of Georgia was executed by basically a different set of people: Richard Allday, Thomas Anderson, Arthur Bell, James Bell, James Bentley, James Dean, James Debentor, Frederick Duke, James Edmonds ("James Edmond"?), Thomas Hampton, George Henderson, Francis Jackson, Jesse Jennison, Thomas Jenkins, William B. Jenkins ("William Jenkins"), Sampson Jenkins, George Henderson, John Robarts ("John Roberts"?), William Roberts, John Rogers, Sampson Jenkins, Kier Lindsey?, Thomas Lindsey, Benjamin Lindsey, James Martin, Jno. Montgomery ("John Montgomery", "Johnathan Montgomery", "Jonathon Montgomery", "Jonathan Montgomery" or "Johannes Montgomery"), Phillip Thomas, and William Wyche. Apparently, this particular Charles Cavenah (“Charles Cavender”?) died about March 16, 1801 and his wife Nancy Cavenah (“Nancy Cavender”?) and John Sharpe were the administrators of his estate.

(vii) On November 6, 1813, Charles Cavanah ("Charles Cavenah"? & “Charles Cavender”?) married Lucy E. Owen ("Lucy Owen" & "Lucille Owen"?) in Hopkins County, Kentucky with Justice of the Peace, E. Givens, performing the ceremony.
1782/01/10 Thomas Cavendar ("Thomas Cavender") of (which now in the independent City/County of Virginia Beach, Virginia), purchased from John Woodhouse and Rachel Woodhouse a 43 acre tract of land and building at Brinsons Inlett in Princess Anne County and adjacent to land owned by Adam Robinson and Anthony Lovett. The Indenture was witnessed by John Fentress, Reuben Lovett and Isaac Tolewine. 112 & 198
1782/01/27 Sarah Cavender was born on this date in Greenfield Township, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. There appears to be some presently unknown relationship with Emma Jane Stephens Burnham ("Emma Burnham" & "Jane Burnham").397
1782/04/06 John Cavender of Dorchester County, Maryland was serving in the Revolutionary War. The Western Shore Treasurer of Maryland was ordered to pay to John Cavender 19 pounds of the Bills emitted under the "Act for the Emission of Bills of Credits", 7 pounds and 14 shillings to be retained by him, 6 pounds and 6 shillings to be delivered to John Phebus, and 5 pounds to be delivered to Thomas Ackman, the Bounty allowed for manufacturing 19 bushels of salt per Certificate passed by the Council of Maryland, 1781-1782, pp 123. 313, 336, 392 & 412
1782/05/18 Samuel Greenhill and Molly Greenhill ("Mary Greenhill" & "Mary Ann Greenhill"), his wife, convey to George Washington certain unidentified land located in Amelia County, Virginia.DB16/105
1782/06/09 Joseph William Cavender ("Joseph Cavender" & “J.W. Cavender”) was christened by his father Joseph Cavender and his mother Ann Cavender on Saint Marylebone Street, Saint Marylebone Road, Saint Marylebone Parish, London, England.399 & 439
1782/11/18 John Cavender was listed as being in Capt. John Moore's Company in the Revolutionary War and apparently was paid in full on that date. 269
1782/11/30 Preliminary peace treaty signed by the United States and Great Britain in Paris.
1782 (1) Estimated date of birth of Thomas Cavender who married Amey Dawley ("Amy Dawley"?) , daughter of Henry Dawley, on June 11-15, 1803 in Princess Anne County, Virginia (which now in the independent City/County of Virginia Beach, Virginia). It appears that Thomas Cavender may be related to James Cavender who married Frankey Kellem on May 5, 1804. The ceremony was conducted by Reverends William Manias and James Dawley.

(2) The following were paying property taxes in Virginia in 1782:



Thomas Cavender in Princess Anne County, Virginia;

Henry Cavinder ("Henry Cavender"?) in Princess Anne County, Virginia;

George Caverder ("George Cavender"?) in Westmoreland County, Virginia on 1 poll

and 6 slaves;



Thomas Cavender in Westmoreland County, Virginia on 5 slaves.

John Cavender in Westmoreland County, Virginia on 1 white poll;

William Cavender in Lincoln County, Virginia (now in Kentucky); and,

Hugh Covinder (“Hugh Cavender”) and his entire family of 10 people were then living in Raleigh Parish of Amelia County, Virginia in 1782, together with 7 blacks. However, he only paid tithe taxes on 2 white men over 21 years of age, 2 slaves Patty and Easter, 2 horses and 5 head of cattle. His oldest son, Joseph Cavender, was born about 1760 and thus would have been about 22 years old at that particular time. Hugh Cavender also paid property taxes on 130 acres of land. 118, 350, 371 & 393

(3) John Cavenor ("John Cavender"?) was born about 1782 in Auburn, New York. It appears that John Cavenor had some sort of a relationship with James Hoyt in Auburn, New York.397

(4) Mary Cavender was born about 1782 in Petersborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire to a John Cavender, and apparently had some relationship with a James Holmes of the same county. It is to be noted that on April 13, 1794, a James Charles Cavender ("James Cavender", “J.C. Cavender” & “James C. Cavender”) was born in Greenfield, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire to Charles Cavender. It has been recorded that the elder Charles Cavender was born about 1756 in Lyndelboro, Ireland ("Lyndoboro, Ireland"?) came to this country via Newfoundland in 1775 at the age of 19 years, and married Eleanor Addison ("Elenore Addison" & “Elinor Addison”?). James Charles Cavender apparently finally settled in North Lewisburg, Ohio.397 It is to be noted that it is recorded in the DAR Patroit index, a Charles Cavender was born in Ireland in 1736, married an Elenor Addison ("Elanor Addison", "Elenore Addison" & "Eleanor Addison"?), was a Corporal in the New Hampshire Militia, and died about 1824. However, his stated date of birth is believed to be in error because, according to one IGI record on file in London, England, the particular Charles Cavender who married Eleanor Addison was born in Lyndelboro, Ireland about 1756, and according to another IGI record on file in London, England, a Charles Cavender was born about 1756 in Lyndoboro, New Hampshire. There appears to be no Lyndoboro or Lyndelboro in present day New Hampshire, but there is a town in New Hampshire called Hillsboro and a county called Hillsborough. In any event, the date of birth of 1756 of Charles Cavender corresponds to "THE HISTORY OF HANCOCK, NEW HAMPSHIRE" by W.W. Hayward which states that Charles Cavender came from Ireland to Newfoundland about the year 1775 at the age of 19 years; thus, again, he would have born about 1756 contra 1736. However, the place of birth of New Hampshire is contrary to the stated place of birth of Ireland.

(5) Pauline Anderson ("Paulin Anderson") was on the tax list of King & Queen County, Virginia. Weisinger, Va Col Abs


1782-1783 From July 27, 1782, to December 1, 1783, William Cavender was a private in the Delaware Regiment of Capt. Jaquet's Company, Hases Regiment.
1783/01/03 George Washington of Amelia County, Virginia for 67,600 pounds of crop tobacco sold to Samuel Greenhill of Dinwiddie County, Virginia 338 acres of land in Amelia County, with all houses and woods thereon. The indenture was witnessed by Henry Vaden, John McLachlen, W. Butler and Joseph Greenhill.DB16/93
1783/03/12 Date of the formal Armistice when the war was formally ended. The American soldiers were sent home with no pay, only "chits" for three month's arrears in pay signed by Robert Morris. They were also given their muskets.
1783/03/31 William Cavender married Amy Leggett ("Amey Leggett"), daughter of James Leggett and Frances Leggett, in Princess Anne County, Virginia (which now in the independent City/County of Virginia Beach, Virginia). James Cavender gave his consent and Henry Cavender and Mary Cavender (“formerly “Mary Leggett”?) witnessed the consent by James Cavender. Surety was Enoch Jones (“Enock Jones”). If parental consent was needed, then William Cavender was probably born about 1763-1765.133, 149, 294, 350 & 355

1783/05/01 Garret Cavender (“Garrett Cavender”? & “Jarrett Cavender”?) was appointed a Lieutenant in the Pennsylvania Militia. 326

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