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Elizabeth Cavender family was living in East Nottingham Hundred, Cecil County, Maryland, and consisted of 1 male under 16 and 1 female, and

a Mary Cavender family was living in Charles County, Maryland, and consisted of 1 male under 16 and 6 females. 139

(3) MASSACHUSETTS: Mrs. Cavender ("Caverner") family was living in Boston Town, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, and consisted of 3 females. 139

(4) NEW HAMPSHIRE: Charles Cavender family was living in Society Land Town of Hillsborough County, New Hampshire and consisted of 2 males 0-16, 1 male 16 and over, and 4 female. Society Land Town is a local name which included several towns, including Hancock, New Hampshire. 139

(5) NEW JERSEY: William Cavender paid taxes in Woolwich Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey.418

(6) NEW YORK: A William Cavender ("William Canenaugh") was living in the Second Ward of Albany City, Albany County, New York; a single Charles Cavender was living in Clinton County, New York; a Thomas Cavender ("Thomas Caverner") family was living in the East Ward of New York City and County, and consisted of 2 males under 16, 1 male 16 and over, and 3 females; and a Moses Cavender family was living in Rochester Township, Ulster County, New York, and consisted of 1 male 16 and over and 1 female and apparently was the Moses Cavender who fought in the Revolutionary War and assigned his land grant claim No. 6907155 to Jacob Temper ("Jacob Tremper"?) on September 27, 1790. 139, 255, 281 & 279

(7) NORTH CAROLINA: A Bryan Cavender ("Bryan Caviner") family consisting of 2 males 16 and over and 1 female, and a Sarah Cavender ("Sarah Caviner") family consisting of 3 females, were living in the Newbern District of Craven County, North Carolina. 139

(8) PENNSYLVANIA: An Edward Cavender ("Edward Cavenaugh") family was living in Conestogo Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and consisted of 1 male 16 and upwards and 3 females, and a William Cavender family was living inCharleston Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, and consisted of 3 males under 16, 1 male 16 and over, and 2 females. 139

(9) SOUTH CAROLINA: James Cavender family was living in the 96th District of Spartanburg County, South Carolina and consisted of 1 male 16 and upwards and 3 females. 139

(10) VIRGINIA: Henry Cavender and family of 4 people (another listing says 6 people) and William Cavender and family of 4 people were living in the Lower Precinct of the Eastern Shore of Princess Anne County, Virginia. 139 & 371


1786/01/10 John Cavanagh ("John Cavender"?) married Elizabeth Sheppard, spinster, in Walcot Parish, Bristol County, England. 363
1786/03/29 Hugh Cavender of Charlotte County, Virginia, gave his daughter, Sally Compton, of Amelia County, Virginia, and the wife of Archibald Compton who was then living in Amelia County, Virginia, a Negro girl slave named, "Ginney" who was about 8 years of age, together with her future increases. The indenture was witnessed by John White and by William Hucheson. ("William Hutcheson"?, "William Hutchinson"?, “William Sutton Hutchins”? & “William Hutchins”?). There is an additional statement regarding the question of whether, upon Salley Compton's ("Sally Compton") death, the Negro girl slave and her increase should go to her husband or to her children. Of possible connection as to John White, a Nancy Cavender married a John White on March 4, 1796 in Dorchester County, Maryland.

Actually, the document read as follows: "Know all men by these presents that I Hough Carpenter (sic) of the County of Charlotte for the natural love and affection I have and do care unto my daughter Salley Cumpton (sic) of Amelia County do by these presents give and grant unto my said daughter Sally Cumpton and her heirs forever one negro girl slave named Ginney about the age of eitht years together with her future increase of the said negro as before mentioned to have and to hold the negro girl slave unto the the (sic) said Sally Cumpton and her heirs forever. And I the said Hough Carpenter do for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators warrant the said slave's future increase unto the said Sally Cumpton and her heirs against the title, claims and demand of all and every person and persons whatsoever, in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty ninth day of March 1786." Teste John White and William Hucheson with his mark consisting of an "x". Hough Carpenter signed the document with his mark consisting of an "x". At a court held for Amelia County the 2nd.(?) day of June 1786, this deed of guift (sic) was proved by the oaths of John White and William Hucheson the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Teste J. Hornes(?) D.C., A. Crossy, Teste, James Towner Cac." At the bottom of the above indenture was written the following: "I think by the deed of gift that Salley Compton is intitled (sic) to this negro Jenney and her increase - and after the death of Salley Compton the negro Jenney and her increase will descend unto her heirs, as the negro Jenney and her increase was particular (sic) given unto Salley Compton and her heirs and not to Archibald Compton her husband so that he can claim the negro and her increase no longer than Salley Compton his wife's life, as the negro and her increase was given unto Salley Compton after she was married unto Archibald Compton." 264, 279, 393 & DB17/156


1786/05/15 James Charles Cavender ("James Cavender", “J.C. Cavender” & “James C. Cavender”) was born in Greenfield, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, and was the son of Charles Cavender born in Lyndelboro in Wexford County, Ireland about 1756 and married Eleanor Addison ("Elanor Addison"? & "Elenore Addison"), and died May 6, 1833. James Charles Cavender ("James Cavender") apparently moved to North Lewisburg, Ohio.397 James Charles Cavender had a son named David Moore Cavender ("David Cavender" & “David M. Cavender”) born February 5, 1829 in Hancock, New Hampshire. 130 & 265 It appears that James Charles Cavender may had some sort of relationship with Catherine E. Inskeep Packham ("Catherine Packham") of Greenfield, Hillsboro, County, New Hampshire.397
1786/06/02 Apparently the Court in Amelia County, Virginia, held that legal title to the Negro slave girl, Ginney, would go to the heirs of Sally Compton ("Sarah Compton"), daughter of Hugh Cavender, upon her death, rather that to her husband Archibald Compton.264
1786/09/09 Ezekiel Cavender and Guy Vermillion for 28 pounds and 8 shillings purchase 150 acres of land on both sides of Little Fork of Wolf Island Creek adjacent to Joseph Curry and Nathaniel Harrison in Rockingham County, North Carolina. This particular Ezekiel Cavender is believed to have immigrated from England to Maryland when he was 32 years of age. 355
1786/10/17 Charles Biles of Rowan County, North Carolina sold to Ezekiel Cavender of Rockingham County, North Carolina 94 acres on the north side of Dutchmans Creek. Ezekiel Cavender and his wife, Ann Cavender of Rowan County later sell the 94 acres to Edmond Deadman ("Edmond Dedmon"?) on September 13, 1796. James Cavender also owned land in Rowan County from 1814-1833. This particular Ezekiel Cavender is believed to have immigrated from England to Maryland when he was 32 years of age. 297
1786/10/31 Thomas Cavender, along with many other Episcopalian persons in Westmoreland and Richmond Counties, Virginia, signed a petition regarding the sale of Glebes of the various Parishes and for a repeal of an act passed in the October session, 1784, entitled "An Act for Incorporating the Protestant Episcopalian Church". 26
1786/12/06 Arthur Cavender executed his will on December 6, 1786 in Sussex County, Maryland and died in Sussex County just prior to September 2, 1788, the date of probation of his will. Arthur Cavender's wife was Sarah Cavender ("Sinah Cavender") and he had a son named John Cavender, a brother named David Cavender who was the named executor of Robert Cavender's will, and apparently was related to the Henry Cavender and James Cavender who were also mentioned in his will. His will was witnessed by John Owens and Robert Owens?. He also had a brother named Charles Cavender who married Sarah Scotton July 19, 1741 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland. 203, 204 , 287, 313, 336 & 337
1786 (1) NORTH CAROLINA: Ezekiel Cavender was living on Dutchmans Creek in Rowan County, North Carolina and is believed to have immigrated from England to Maryland when he was 32 years of age. William Cavender paid taxes in Moses District, Warren County, North Carolina.418

(2) VIRGINIA: Hugh Caffinder ("Hugh Cavender"), paid tithe taxes in Charlotte County, Virginia on himself, his son William Caffinder ("William Cavender") aged 16-21, 4 adult slaves, 7 horses and 3 cattle. Thus, William Cavender would have been born about 1765-1770 (actually it is believed that he was born about 1766-1768).

Also then living in Charlotte County, Virginia were James Elmore, Jr., William Elmore, David Eudaley and Moses Eudaley (probably Moses Eudaley, Sr.).393 Betsy Cavender, second oldest child of Hugh Cavender, first married Thomas Shelton on April 19, 1780 in the Linville Creek Baptist Church in Rev. Alderson's Parish in Shenandoah Valley, Rockingham County, Virginia. The ceremony was conducted by John Alderson, Jr. 371 It is to be noted that a James Elmore (minister) married Polly Hamlett (widow) on October 13, 1803 in Charlotte County, Virginia.
1787/04/07 Survey #1188 was completed and deed recorded to Robert Craddock for 196 acres on the headwaters of Muddy River near settlement on Elk Fork of Red River in Kentucky, based upon Joseph Cavender's Land Grant #1733.19, 25 & 313
1787/08/18 Thomas McMurray was granted a 320 acre tract of land under Land Warrant No. 328 on the waters of the Big Harpeth River in Williamson County, Tennessee, by the State of North Carolina. (He later moved to Lincoln County, Kentucky) 100 acres of this tract was purchased January 20, 1807 by James Cavender then residing in Williamson County. 57 & 153

1787/10/01 John Eudaly ("John Eudaley", "John Eudaily", "John Youdaly" & "John Youdaley") married Mary Tarpley, daughter of James Tarpley, Sr.? or Jr.?, with the surety being Carless Featherston ("Carless Featherstone"?, Carlos Featherston"?, "Carlos Featherstone"?, "Charles Featherstone"? & "Charles Featherston"?), and the ceremony was conducted by Rev. Thomas Johnston ("Thomas Johnson"?).393Also, Jemina Eudaly ("Jemina Eudailey", "Jemina Eudaley", "Jemina Youdaley" & "Jemina Youdaly"), daughter of John Eudaly ("John Eudailey", "John Eudaley", "John Youdaley" & "John Youdaly") married Thomas Arnold in Charlotte County, Virginia on July 9, 1789, with Thomas Smith being the surety.
1787/10/08 Military records show John Cavender in the Infantry. 147
1787/10/22 Lawrence Kavanagh ("Lawrence Cavender"?) married Catherine Sullivan in St. Philip & Jacob Parish, Bristol County, England. 363
1787/12/10 Charles Featherstone ("Carolus Featherstone"?, "Carolus Featherston"?, "Charles Fetherston"?, "Carkes Featherstone"?, "Carles Featherston"?, "Carlos Featherstone"? & "Carlos Featherston"?) and Lucy Elmore, daughter of James Elmore, were married in Charlotte County, Virginia with the surety being James Tarpley and with the ceremony being conducted by Rev. Thomas Johnston ("Thomas Johnson"?)
1787 (1) Elizabeth Cavender either married James Christian of Saint Chad, Shropshire, England on this date, or she was born about 1787 and later married James Christian.439

(2) Isabella Cavender (“Isabelle Cavender”?) was born in London, London, England,

and later married Ralph Hadley.439
1787 (1) DELAWARE: Bryan Cavender paid taxes in Appoquinimink Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware. 214 & 288

(2) KENTUCKY: William Cavender was then living in either Lincoln County, Virginia or in Lincoln County, Kentucky

(3) TENNESSEE: Elizabeth Sharp ("Elizabeth Cavender"?) was born and in 1850 was living in Hamilton County, Tennessee with a family comprising herself age 63 and thus born about 1787, Martha Cavender age 30 and thus born about 1820, Serida Cavender age 14 and thus born about 1836, Lucinda Cavender ("Lucy Cavender"?) age 30 and thus born about 1820, James AMUS ("James Amus Cavender"? or "James Cavender?) age 23 and thus born about 1827, and Orlena Cavender age 16 and thus born about 1834.136

(4) VIRGINIA:



Henry Cavender family was then living in Princess Anne County, Virginia and comprised 1 male 16-21;

William Cavender was then living in Princess Anne County, Virginia ;

Charles Cavender was then living in Fairfax County, Virginia ;

Garret Cavender was then living in Frederick County, Virginia and his family then comprised 1 male 16-21;

George Cavender was then living in Westmoreland County, Virginia ;

Joseph Cavender and James Clarke paid taxes in in Powhatan County, Virginia in 1787;393

Thomas Cavender was then living in Westmoreland County, Virginia ;

Thomas Cavender was then living in Princess Anne County, Virginia ;

William Cavender was then living in either Lincoln County, Virginia or in Lincoln County, Kentucky;

A first John Cavinder ("John Cavender"?) was then living in Princess Anne County, Virginia ;

John Cavender was then living in Fauquier County which was William County, Virginia in the early 1700's; and,

Hugh Caffinder ("Hugh Cavender") was living in Charlotte County, Virginia in 1787 and was paying personal estate taxes on himself, one adult white person over 21 years of age, 5 adult slaves, 1 horse and 4 cows. As, his son William Cavender is believed to have been born about 1766, then he would have been about 21 years of age at that time. 350 & 393

(5). WEST VIRGINIA: Garrett Cavender apparently purchased land in Monongalia County, West Virginia in 1787. Monongalia County, West Virginia is located near Monongahela in Washington County, Pennsylvania and also near Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.


1788/01/xx John Cavender ("John Cavinder") joined Clendenin's Rangers in Richmond, Virginia, and on April 1, the little army of 10 pack horses under the command of Lt. Colonel Clendenin left Lewisburg, Virginia, to build Fort Lee in Kanawha Valley. The fort was completed in May of 1788 and later became Charleston, West Virginia. 119
1788/02/25 James Sykes Sr. and James Sykes, Jr. of Kent County, Delaware, were named the Administrators of the estate of William Cavender, deceased. Apparently, this particular William Cavender served in the Delaware Militia during 1783-1784. 200, 313, 331 & 336
1788/04/09 An unnamed son of Gulielmi Caverner ("Gulielmi Cavender"?) and Mariae Caverner ("Mariae Cavender"?), was christened in Saint James Parish-RC on Winchester Street, London?, Hampshire County, England. 170
1788/07/25 Administration of the estate of William Cavender by James Sykes, Jr. and who is believed to have died in Delaware. 269
1788/7/31 Elizabeth Dedman ("Elizabeth Dedmon"?) married Roland Williams in Henrico County, Virginia. John Williams was the surety. 355
1788/08/05 James Cavender was buried in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts.305
1788/08/28 James Arnold, Sr. sold to William Elmore 120 acres of land on Horsepen Creek in Charlotte County, Virginia which was adjacent to the land of Hugh Cavender, and others. “The Trunk of an Elmore Family Tree”, p114
1788/09/01 Matthew Cavender married Elizabeth Barnet ("Elizabeth Barnett"?) in Saint Matthew Parish, Bethnal Green, England.399
1788/09/02 The Last Will and Testament of Arthur Cavendor ("Arthur Cavender") will was probated in Sussex County, Delaware, naming his wife Sinah Cavender (“Sarah Cavender”?), his son John Cavender and his brother David Cavendor ("David Cavender"). Henry Cavendar ("Henry Cavender") and James Cavendor ("James Cavender") were also mentioned in the will. 199, 286, 287 & 337
1788/09/25 Sarah Cavender married Elisha Small in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. She was probably the daughter of James Cavender of the same county by his first marriage to Catherine.283, 305 & 306
1788/10/03 Leticia Cavender was born on this date in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, and later married a George Wagenseller of Crawford County, Illinois.397
1788/10/16 James Cavender, Sr., planter, of Sussex County, Delaware (Now, Dorchester County, Maryland?) executed his Last Will and Testament in which he named his sons James Cavender, Thomas Cavender, Charles Cavender, Henry Cavender and David Cavender, and his daughter Mary Cannon. His son David Cavender was appointed the Executor. His Will was probated October 24, 1792 and was witnessed by George Cannon, Newton Cannon ("Newton Conner"?) and Robert Guett ("Robert Juett"?). It is interesting to note that this Will was apparently personally signed by him, which is a rarity because practically every other Cavender either signed with a "mark" or the person drafting the document affixed their name on their behalf, which was apparently permissible by the courts without the necessity of a power of attorney.202, 287, 313, 336, 337 & 355
1788 Isabella Cavender (“Isabelle Cavender”?) was born in London, London, England, and later married Ralph Hadley.439
1788 (1) The year that John Cavender left Virginia in April to fight Indians and to build Fort Lee which became Charleston, West Virginia. 133

(2) Henry Cavender was born in North Carolina about 1788, and in 1850 he was living in Hamilton County, Tennessee, with his wife Rebecca Cavender age 32 and thus born about 1818, Franklin Cavender age 11 and thus born about 1839, Marion Cavender age 8 and thus born about 1842, Adaline Cavender age 4 and thus born about 1846, Mary Cavender age 2 and thus born about 1848, and Sarah E. Cavender ("Sarah Cavender" & “S.E. Cavender”) age 8 months and thus born about 1850. 137 It is to be noted that in 1850, a James Cavender, who was born in Virginia in 1821, was living in Lawrence County, Tennessee, and his family at that time is said to comprise his wife Frances Cavender age 30 and born in Tennessee about 1820, Timothy Cavender age 7 and born about 1743, John Cavender age 5 and born about 1845, Adaline Cavender (“Adeline Cavender”?) age 4 and born about 1846, Mary Cavender age 2 and born about 1848, and Sarah E. Cavender ("Sarah Cavender" & “S.E. Cavender”) age 8 months and born in 1850. 53 & 137

(3) Hugh Cavender, then living in Charlotte County, Virginia 1788, was listed as then being "levy free", with no white tithes, 1 slave and 2 horses. The fact that Hugh Cavender was listed as being levy free means that he was either over 60 years of age in 1788, or that he was seriously ill or was deceased at that the time the tax collector made his rounds. As he died in either late 1788 or in January 1789, then he must have been either over 60 years of age or seriously ill at that particular time.

It is to be noted that on January 4, 1784 when Hugh Cavender executed his will in Amelia County, Virginia, he stated therein: “I Hugh Cavender of the County of Amelia being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory ---- “, suggesting that he was levy free because he was then seriously ill.

As he died about 1788 and as it has been estimated that he was born about 1738, then he would only have been about 50 years of age at that particular time, and thus technically would still be subject to the payment of tithe taxes. However, if he was over 60 years at that time, then he would have been born about 1728 instead of 1838. Further, his son William Cavender apparently had left the household of his father by then as he was then over 21 years of age and normally have been otherwise subject to tithe taxes payable by Hugh Cavender and thus would have been born prior to 1767. However, William Cavender was living in the same area of Charlotte County, Virginia in 1786 as James Elmore, James Elmore, Jr., William Elmore, David Eudaley and Moses Eudaley.

William Cavender later married Dicey Bryant (“Dicy Bryant”?, “Dicie Bryant”? & "Diana Bryant"?) on April 21, 1794 in Prince Edward County, Virginia which was formed out of Amelia County, Virginia in 1754.393 Dicey in the colonial period in Virginia was from Diana. The -cy and -sy nicknames were more prevalent in Virginia than in Massachusetts anyway.


1789/01/xx The Last Will and Testament of Hugh Cavender was presented for probate in the county court of Charlotte County, Virginia, by John Chapman, one of the named executors and the next door neighbor of Hugh Cavender. However, the will was not actually probated until June 1, 1789. As Hugh Cavender is believed to have been born about 1738, then he must have been about 50 years of age when he died.20 & 393
1789/01/08 Inventory of the estate of John Cavendar ("John Cavender"), deceased, of Princess Anne County, Virginia. He left a widow, Susannah Cavender ("Susannah Cavendar"), and the estate was appraised by Simon S. Crafts, John Morris and Thomas Olde. Both John Cavender and Susannah Cavender came to this country from Devon County, England where John Cavender spelled his name as "John Kavineer". It is not known in what year he changed the spelling of his name to John Cavender, whether it was intentional or by accident by the person who drafted the document as there is a very good possibility that neither could read nor write, as was usually the case with the early immigrants. John Cavender an Susannah Cavender had two children: Henry Kavineer ("Henry Cavender"?) born December 16, 1764; and, Mary Kavineer ("Mary Cavender"? & "Elizabeth Cavender"?) born July 23, 1769. 145 , 168 & 279
1789/03/21 The date of the Last Will and Testament of Thomas Cavender, Sr. was probated in Princess Anne County, Virginia naming his sons Thomas Cavender, Jr. and James Cavender, his daughter Betsy Cavender ("Bets Cavender" & “Elizabeth Cavender”), and his brother Henry Cavender. The will of Thomas Cavender, Sr. was probated September 10, 1789
1789/04/06 General George Washington was elected the first President of the United States consisting of 13 States.
1789/04/10 Elizabeth Crafton married Robert Sammons in Lunenburg County, Virginia, who is believed to be the brother of Betsy Sammons ("Betty Sammons"), wife of Eudaley James Cavender ("Eudaley Cavender"). 111, 131 & 133
1789/06/11 A marriage bond was executed by Daniel Crenshaw and James Jenning (“James Jennings”?) of Lunenburg County, Virginia regarding the intended marriage of Daniel Crenshaw to Nancy Jenning ("Nancy Jennings"), daughter of James Jenning ("James Jennings"). Daniel Crenshaw and family moved to Williamson County, Virginia about 1814. On December 27, 1824, Daniel Crenshaw married Elizabeth L. and they lived together about 16 months. In January 1827, Daniel Crenshaw was in prison in Davidson County, Tennessee for horse stealing.70
1789/06/23 Mary Cavender married Robert Wilson (“i.e., “Mary Wilson”) in Whitehaven Saint Nicholas Parish, Cumberland County, England.399

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