1783/05/02James 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 1783/05/12 William Cavinder ("William Cavender"), originally from the northern part of North Carolina, married Margaret Cox in Wilkes County, Georgia. Margaret Cox was born in Virginia near the James River and was the daughter of George Cox. William Cavender and George Cox served together in the Revolutionary War and George Cox died during his service.101 1783/06/15 Samuel Cavenner ("Samuel Cavener"? & "Samuel Cavender"?) married Ann Frampton in Portsmouth, Saint Thomas Parish, Hampshire County, England.399 1783/06/24 Garret Cavenear ("Garret Cavender" & "Garrett Cavender") (also "Garet Cavenear", "Garet Cavender"?, "Garrett Cavenear" and "Jarrad Cavenear") (also "Cavenaugh", "Cavenier, "Caveniar", "Caveneir", "Cavanier", "Cavinar", "Cavinear", "Cavanear", "Cavenear" and "Caverner"), believed to be from Pennsylvania, served as a Private in the Virginia Continental Line, was granted Land Warrant No. 1060 or 1046 by the State of Kentucky for 200 acres. 124 & 136 1783/07/30 Joseph Cavender, son of Hugh Cavender who was then still living in Raleigh Parish of Amelia County, Virginia, received final military pay.17 1783/08/14 Hugh Cavender of Raleigh Parish, Amelia County, Virginia executed an indenture by which he made a formal gift to his first born for his love and good will, his oldest son named Joseph Cavender, a Negro boy slave named "Abram". The indenture was witnessed by Ambrose Jeter, ("Ambrose Jetter"?), Adam Lovern ("Adam Loving"?), William Blake, James Lovern ("James Loving"?) and Richard Lovern ("Richard Loving"?) and was recorded 13 days later after being "proved" by two of the original witnesses, Ambrose Jeter and William Blake. Joseph Cavender had just returned home from serving in the Revolutionary War and later married the daughter of William Blake. DB16/279 & 280 & 16 1783/09/08 Joseph Cavender, son of Hugh Cavender and who served as a Sergeant in the Virginia Continental Line, was honorably discharged in Richmond, Virginia, by General Lincoln and on September 8, 1783 received a Land Bounty Warrant No. 1733 for 400 acres of land for his service as a Sergeant in the Revolutionary War. He must have sold his warrant as it was exercised jointly by Robert Craddock, Richardson Booker and Joseph Coleman on May 1, 1786. 19, 25, 73, 77, 124, 134, 224 & 382 1783/09/03 The United States and Great Britain sign the final peace treaty in Paris.
1783/09/18 Joseph Cavender, son of Hugh Cavender, was granted Bounty Warrant #1733 by the State of Kentucky for 400 acres of land for his services as a Sgt. in the Revolutionary War.19 & 124 1783/10/14 Garret Cavender (“Garrett Cavender”) received a land grant on 50 acres of land, which was apparently exercised on August 15, 1799 in Hampshire County, Virginia on the South Branch Mountain adjacent to the lands of James Taylor and others.See Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, Vol. II, 1775-1789 by Gertrude E. Green 1783/11/15 William Vasser of Amelia County, Virginia sold to Peter Randolph for 180 pounds 180 acres located in Amelia County adjacent the main road leading from Deep Creek bridge to the Court House, the line of Benjamin Dyson, Deep Creek as it meanders, and the line of Peter Randolph. The indenture was witnessed by Robert Randolph, George Washington, Richard Randolph and Phill. W. Greenhill ("Phillip Greenhill"?).DB17/107 1783 Mary Cavander (“Mary Cavender”) was born on this date in West Greenock, Renfrew, Scotland and later married Robert Wilson.439 1783 (1) DELAWARE: Thomas Cavender and Sarah Wheeler were appointed administrators in 1783 of the estate of William Wheeler, believed to be in New Castle County, Delaware. 269
(2) MARYLAND: Isaac Cavender was assessed a war tax in the Upper District, Dorchester County, Maryland in 1783; David Cavender was assessed a war tax in Middle District of Dorchester County, Maryland in 1783; Lemuel Cavender ("Hemuel Cavender"?), a single person, paid a war tax in Kent County, Maryland in 1783; and, Thomas Cavender was living in the Middle District of Dorchester County, Maryland in 1783. 313 & 336
(3) NORTH CAROLINA: Silvester Cavender ("Sylvester Cavender") was then paying taxes in Duplin County, North Carolina in 1783.418
(4) PENNSYLVANIA: Garret Cavender ("Garrett Cavender"?) and Philip Slack were promoted to Lieutenants in Battalions No. 3 and 4, respectively, of the Pennsylvania Militia under Colonel Wail in 1783.327
(5) SCOTLAND: Mary Cavander (“Mary Cavender”?) was born in 1783 in Scotland, and later married Robert Wilson and became Mary Willson..
(6) TENNESSEE: Davidson County, Tennessee, was formed from North Carolina in 1799 with Nashville being the County Seat. 123
Another John Cavender family was living in the Middle Precinct of the Eastern Shore of Princess Anne County, Virginia in 1783 (which now in the independent City/County of Virginia Beach, Virginia) and his family then consisted of 6 people and 1 slave. This may be the same John Cavender who enlisted in the Revolutionary War on March 18, 1777, and who signed a legal document in Sumner County, Tennessee on July 25, 1799. Actually, the petition was signed by a John Cavender, Sr. and a John Cavender, Jr;350 & 355Henry Cavender and family of 6 people and no slaves was also living in the Lower Precinct of Middle Eastern Shore of Princess Anne County, Virginia in 1783 (which now in the independent City/County of Virginia Beach, Virginia);
Reuben Cavender and family of 4 people were living in the Middle Precinct of Eastern Shore of Princess Anne County in 1783;
Either the same or another Reuben Cavender was paying taxes in the Eastern Shore Precinct, Princess Anne County, Virginia;
Thomas Cavender and family of 5 people were living in the Middle Precinct of Eastern Shore of Princess Anne County in 1783;
Thomas Cavender was then paying taxes in the Eastern Shore Precinct, Princess Anne County, Virginia in 1783;418 and,
Sarah Cavender ("Sarah Cavenaugh") was the head of a family living in Norfolk County, Virginia in 1783.
William Cavender and family was living in Princess Anne County, Virginia in 1783 and his family included 2 children.
Tom Cavender ("Thomas Cavender") and family comprising 2 children was also living in Princess Anne County, Virginia in 1783.
Another Thomas Cavender is listed in Princess Annne County, Virginia in 1783 and his family them comprised 5 and he owned no slaves. 139 & 350
Mrs. Amy Cavender (“Amey Cavender”, formerly Amy Dawley" or "Amey Dawley"?), widow of Thomas Cavender of Princess Anne County, Virginia (which now in the independent City/County of Virginia Beach, Virginia), married, John Absalom ("John Absolam") on either June 31, 1832 or on June 31, 1782. The ceremony was conducted by George Morris ("George Norris") a Baptist minister.
It is to be noted that: (i) Mrs. Amey Cavender ("Amy Cavender"?)of Princess Anne County, Virginia (which now in the independent City/County of Virginia Beach, Virginia), married Tully Whitehurst in Lynnhaven Parish, Princess Anne County, Virginia on September 26, 1806. The ceremony was conducted by Rev. William Dawley and the surety was David Dowley ("David Dawley"?); and, (ii) Amy Cavender (“Amey Cavender”) married Batson Whitehurst on November 28, 1791, the surety was James Nimmo, and, according to the 1820 census for Princess Anne County, Virginia, they were then living in that particular county in Virginia. Batson Whitehurst and Amy Whitehurst had a son named John Whitehurst who was born about 1801. Apparently Batson Whitehurst was born about 1826, was the son of John Whitehurst who was born about 1801 and an Elizabeth who was born about 1801, and had a brother and a sister by the name of: Henry Whitehurst born about 1838; and, Fanny Whitehurst ("Frances Whitehurst"?) born about 1845. Batson Whitehurst and Amy Whitehurst ("Amey Whitehurst") had a son named John Whitehurst who was born about 1801. 149 & 355
In 1783, William Cavender and James Cavender of Virginia? went to Georgia as soon as the Revolutionary War was over to visit an Indian agent named Lavender ("Thomas S. Cavender”? & “T.S. Cavender”?).
1783-1784 William Cavender was serving in the Delaware Militia. 313 1784/01/xx Memorandum stating that an order for wages for January 1784 was drawn in the name of Charles Cevender("Charles Cavender"?) but in the favor of John Lovely. 284 1784/01/04 Hugh Cavender was then living in Raleigh Parish of Amelia County, Virginia executed his will apparently because of ill health. His will was subsequently probated on June 1, 1789 in Charlotte County, Virginia which was formed out of Lunenburg County, Virginia in 1765. The will of Hugh Cavender read as follows:
" In the name of God Amen. The fourth day of January 1784, I Hugh Cavender of the County of Amelia being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament, that is to say, principally and First Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Frances Cavender my land and stock of every kind and also my household furniture and all my personal estate of all sorts during her life or widowhood. Item: I give to my son Joseph Cavender one Negro boy slave named Abram to take in possession immediately from the above date of the Will. Item: And after my beloved wife is deceased or married, then I give my land and all my whole estate to be equally divided amongst my children Joseph Cavender, Elizabeth Cavender, Sarah Cavender, William Cavender, James Cavender, Hezikiah Cavender ("Hezekiah Cavender"?), Stephen Cavender and John Cavender, and I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannul all and every other testaments, wills, legacies, bequests and executors by me before named ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament. In Witness Whereof I have set my hand and seal the day and year first above written. John Chapman, Sr. and Joseph Cavender are also executors of this my Last Will and Testament.”
Signed and sealed in the presence of John Chapman, William Blake and George Chapman with Hugh Cavender affixing his mark which consisted of a plus sign (+). The Will was presented to the Charlotte County, Virginia Court on June 1, 1789 for probation. John Chapman and William Blake with said John Chapman renouncing the assuming of the burden of execution of the said Will. (whatever that means!). 20 & 393
1784/02/08 George Washington, late of Amelia County, Virginia, agreement with Lucy Washington (formerly "Lucy Greenhill" & "Lucille Greenhill"?) and Samuel Greenhill which stated that he hereby agrees with said Samuel Greenhill and Lucy Washington that he never will hereafter possess, claim or demand Lucy Washington as his wife lawfully, or anything that she may now or ever hereafter possess or enjoy. That, George Washington agrees that Lucy Washington may hereafter dispose of her person or anything else that she may possess in whatever situation or condition that she may choose. In consequence, George Washington is hereby discharged from Lucy Washington as her husband, and the parties hereto do hereby declare an entire separation from henceforth. The above named Samuel Greenhill, as her brother, demanded this for her of George Washington. The indenture was witnessed by Peter Randolph and Sarah Randolph.DB17/132 1784/03/16 John Green and Thomas Green, Sr. of Amelia County, Virginia sold to William Crowder of the same county for 137 pounds 132 acres of land located in Raleigh Parish of Amelia County, Virginia which was adjacent to the lands of Thomas Green, Hugh Cavender, George Foster, John Chapman and David Asselin. The Indenture was witnessed by Paulin Anderson ("Paulin Anderson, Jr"? & "Pauling Anderson, Jr."?) and Ambrose Jeter.393 & DB16/99 1784/05/13 John Cavender ("John Cavinder"), Thomas Cavender ("Thomas Cavinder") and John Elmour ("John Elmore"?) of Westmoreland County, Virginia each signed a petition to the Westmoreland County, Virginia, Legislature on behalf of all of the inhabitants of all the so-called “Northern Neck” counties comprising Westmoreland County, Nothrumberland County, Richmond County and Lancaster County, Virginia requesting the County Legislature to re-establish a place called Kinsale as a town and warehouse. 114 & 441 1784/05/25 Hugh Cavinder ("Hugh Cavender") by his mark which consisted of an (x), and his wife Francis Cavender ("Frances Cavender") by her mark, of Raleigh Parish in Amelia County, Virginia, sold to Dr. David Asselin of the same county and parish for 150 pounds and 6 shillings his 143.25 acres of land, together with all buildings and woods thereon, which land is located in Raleigh Parish, and on which his residence was located and which adjoined the existing property of Dr. David Asselin, John Wood, William Lavern ("William Lovern" & "William Loving"?) and Thomas Green, and which land was previously purchased by Hugh Cavender from William Ware. The Indenture was witnessed by Christian Ford, Amborse Jeter, Thomas Cardwell and Claiborne Whitworth ("Clariborne Whiteworth"?). 21, 393 & DB17/109 1784/06/25 Jane Cavender married Rd. Baker in Peamarsh County, England.399 1784/09/09 George Washington of Amelia County, Virginia sold to Samuel Greenhill of Brunswick County, Virginia for the sum of 68,000 pounds of tobacco 338 acres of land located in Amelia County, Virginia adjacent to the great branch which divides said land from land of Col. Theoderick Bland, and adjacent to the lines of Henry Vaden, George Hawkins, deceased, and Peter Randolph, which land George Washington sold to Peter Randolph and being part as well as the above tract of land which Maj. David Greenhill, deceased, willed to Samuel Greenhill, together with all houses, woods and waters, etc. The indenture was witnessed by William Greenhill, P.W. Greenhill, J.W. Jackson, Peter Randolph and James Munford.DB17/116 1784/10/25 Hugh Cavender's daughter, Betsy Cavender ("Betsey Cavender" & "Elizabeth Cavender"), married Jeremiah Compton in Amelia County, Virginia. Jeremiah Compton and Joseph Cavender was the named "Securities". Hugh Cavender, gave his consent, and his wife Frances Cavender and his daughter, Betsy Cavender, gave their consent. As Betsy's parents gave their consent, then she usually would have been under 18 years of age and thus born about 1867-1868. However, she first married Thomas Shelton April 19, 1780 in the Linville Creek Baptist Church in Rev. Alderson's Parish in Shenandoah Valley, Rockingham County, Virginia and must have been only 13 years of age when she married Thomas Shelton. 371 The ceremony was conducted by John Alderson, Jr. As parental consent was required only if the bride was under 18 years of age, and assuming that she was 17 years of age when she married for the second time, then she would have been born about 1767. 22, 149, 281, 294, 350 & 393 1784/12/18 Hugh Cavender's daughter, Sally Cavender ("Sarah Cavender"), married Archibald Compton ("Arch Compton") in Amelia County, Virginia. Archibald Compton and Jeremiah Compton were the named Sureties and Hugh Cavender gave his consent on November 6, 1784. Ambrose Jeter was a witness to the consent. As Sally's parents gave their consent, then she would have to be under 18 years of age and thus was born about 1867. Therefore, there is a very good possibility that Betsy Cavender and Sally Cavender were twins, particularly since twins were quite prevalent in later generations. It is noted that a John Cavender sued Ambrose Jeter in Pittslvania County, Virginia about 1810. 123, 133, 149, 228, 281, 294, 295 393 1784/12/26 Elizabeth Cavender was christened by Joseph Cavender and Ann Cavender in on Saint Mary Street, Saint Marylebone Road, Saint Mary Parish, St. Marylebone County, England. 140 & 439 1784 (1) Nancy Cavender was born in Virginia about 1784, and in 1850 she was living in Giles County, Tennessee with Thomas Cavender age 25 and born in Tennessee about 1825. 137
(2) Hugh Cavender paid 8 tithes in Raleigh Parish of Amelia County, Virginia for white men over 21 and adult slaves, 5 tithes for probably slave children, 2 horses and 7 head of cattle.393
1784-1825 Various land transactions in the name of Moses Eudaley ("Moses Youdaley"), which suggests that there probably was a Moses Eudaley, Sr. and a Moses Youdaley, Jr.393 1784-1785 John Cavender, born in New Castle County, Delaware, married Margaret. He had previously fought in the American Revolutionary War.304 1785/02/10 Thomas Crafton, Sr. married Mary Salmons ("Mary Sammons") in Lunenburg County, Virginia, who was the sister of Betsy Salmons ("Betsy Sammons") who married Eudaley James Cavender ("Eudaley Cavender") in Lunenburg County. Thomas Crafton 9 children and died in Lunenburg County, Virginia about 1818.
Thomas Crafton, Jr. born about 1710 in Virginia, married a Karenhappuch?, and died about 1781 in Virginia;
Elizabeth Crafton who married Christopher Robertson;
William Crafton born about 1735 in Virginia, first married Sarah Tatum, and later married Mary Newbill in Lunenburg County, Virginia on April 28, 1802;
Richard Crafton born about 1740 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, first married Sarah Staples before 1799, and later married Nancy Martin in Lunenburg County on September 26, 1799;
John Crafton born about 1746 in King William County, Virginia, married Elizabeth Foster in Lunenburg County on December 25, 1766, John Crafton, Jr. purchased 540 acres of land about 1809 on the Big Harpeth River in Williamson County, Tennessee, and died about 1816;
Anthony Crafton ("Tony Crafton"?) born about 1747, married Mary Tatum, and died about 1838 in Spencer County, Kentucky;
James Crafton, Jr. born about 1750 in Virginia, married Frances Staples about 1779, James Crafton, and died about 1828 in Lunenburg County, Virginia; and,
Joseph Crafton born about 1760 in Virginia and married Patsey Stembridge ("Patsy Stembridge"?) about 1785 in Virginia. 111, 131 & 133 1785/03/07 Hugh Cavender of Charlotte County, Virginia, purchased from Josiah Shelton and Elizabeth Shelton 400 acres of land, with "premises", located in Charlotte County, Virginia in the branch of Horsepen Creek called Sansons Fork, and which land apparently is located near the border of Lunenburg County where his son Eudaley James Cavender ("Eudaley Cavender") subsequently moved. The deed was recorded on the same date and the property was adjacent to the property of Jeremiah Witers. In 1794, the property of Hugh Cavender was bounded by the properties of ___ Blake (“William Blake, Sr.?), Hezekiah Featherstone, Jeremiah White and ___ Farmer. 23 & 24 1785/03/15 Percy Drew, assignee of Joseph Moore who, in turn, was the assignee of James Stock of 406 acres of land located in the Virginia Northern Neck area which was located in Hampshire County, Virginia on Leven Ferry Run of Little Cacapehon and the south branch Mountain, the Wagon Road adjacent to the land of Garret Cavender (“Garrett Cavender”) and a Taylor and others. Apparently, on October 14, 1783, Garret Cavender (“Garrett Cavender”) received a land grant on 50 acres of land, which was apparently exercised on August 15, 1799 in Hampshire County on the South Branch Mountain adjacent to the lands of James Taylor and others. On April 26, 1815, apparently Thomas Burket obtained a land grant of 276 acres of land adjacent the lands of Swenfield Cavender, Miller, John Brown, Larramore, Townhill, and a Combs. Delivered to Mr. White in January 1819.See Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, Vol. II, 1775-1789 by Gertrude E. Green 1785/05/25 David Cavender witnessed the will of Alexander Laws in Sussex County, Delaware.313 & 336 1785/06/02 Rachel Cavender (“Rachael Cavender”?) married Isaac Rutter in Elkton, Cecil County, Maryland.
1785/09/21 Heugh Caperton ("Hugh Cavender"?) married Rhodeiea Sturgen ("Rhodeia Sturgen") on this date in the Linville Creek Baptist Church (sometimes "Greenbrier Baptist Church") in Rev. Alderson's Parish in Shenandoah Valley in Rockingham County, Virginia. The ceremony was conducted by John Alderson, Jr. who established 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.
1785/09/25 Lipley Cavender ("Liphey Cavender") and Major Upton of Craven County, North Carolina sold unspecified land to Daniel S. Evers ("Daniel Evers") and William Holland. 355
1785/09/26 Lipley Cavender ("Liphey Cavender") married Major Upton in Craven County, North Carolina. Daniel Overs ("Daniel Owens"?), William Holland and C.C.S. Chapman ("C.C. Chapman") were the surety, and witnesses. 371 1785 The date on which the will of Samuel Melson (“Samuel Nelson”?) was either dated or was probated in Caroline County, Maryland, and in which it is stated that his daughter, Mary Melson (“Mary Nelson”?), had married an unnamed Cavender. 286
1785 (1) MAINE: Charles Cavender ("Charles Caverno") family was living in Cumberland County, Maine, and consisted of 1 male 16 and upwards and 1 female. 139
(2) DELAWARE/MARYLAND: The following Cavenders paid taxes in 1785:
Arthur Cavender in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County, Maryland;
Daniel Cavender in Mispillion Hundred, Kent County, Delaware in 1785 (which now includes Milford and Mispillion Hundreds);
Jacob Cavender in Nanticoke Hundred, in Sussex County, Delaware;
John Cavender in North Murderkill Hundred, Kent County, Delaware; and,
Robert Cavender was living in North Murderkill Hundred, Kent County, Delaware in 1785, married a Sarah, and died about 1816 in Kent County, Delaware. Apparently, he was born about 1716? in Kent County, Delaware and his children were:
John Cavender who was born in Maryland about 1768, married Rachel Wilcox, and died in Miami County, Ohio in 1841;
Samuel Cavender who was born on February 3, 1777 in Delaware, married Abigail Robbins on September 10, 1805 in Montgomery County, Ohio, and died November 1, 1835 in Greene County, Ohio;
Sally Cavender (“Sarah Cavender”) who married Samuel Eulass (“Sally Eulass” & “Sarah Eulass”); and,