1794/10/06 Joseph Cavender of Chesterfield County, Virginia, as Executor of the estate of his father, Hugh Cavender, sold to James Elmore 100 acres of land located in Charlotte County, Virginia, and which was formerly owned by Hugh Cavender and adjacent to the lands of James Elmore, White and Farmer. The Indenture was witnessed by Thomas Read, Thomas Smith and Benjamin Henderick and recorded on the same date.33 & 393 It is to be noted that a James Elmore (minister) married Polly Hamlett (widow) on October 13, 1803 in Charlotte County, Virginia.
1794/12/01 During the December 1, 1794 term of the Charlotte County Court, the following entry was made:
“Hugh Cavender, orphan of Hugh Cavender, deceased, came unto Court and being of lawful age for that purpose made choice of Thomas Chaffin as his guardian, who is accordingly appointed he giving security, whereupon, he together with Joshua Chaffin and Robert Gilliam (“Robert William”?) his securities entered into and acknowledged their bond according to law for that purpose.”441
It is believed that the foregoing orphan named Hugh Cavender was actually the youngest son who was named in the Will of Hugh Cavender as John Cavender. Thus, the full name of John Cavender must have been Hugh John Cavender, Jr.? or John Hugh Cavender, Jr.? and that the must have been about 14 years of age when his mother died leaving him as an orphan. The estimate of age is based on the fact that his brother, Stephen Cavender, having probably reached the age of 21 on or about May 8, 1797 when he released his guardian Thomas Chaffin with full satisfaction and did not thereafter appear in Charlotte County, Virginia. On September 4, 1797, Thomas Chaffin, guardian to Stephen Cavender, orphan of Hugh Cavender, produced full receipts from Stephen Cavender in the county court of Charlotte County, Virginia. Thus, Stephen Cavender must have been born about 1776 and was about 17-18 years of age when he became an orphan about October 1794. However, as his youngest brother, John Cavender, did not appear on the tax rolls of Charlotte County until the year 1801, at which time he was at least 21 years of age and thus would have been about 14 years of age when he became an orphan about October 1797. From the foregoing, is appears reasonable to conclude that Stephen Cavender was born about 1776 and his younger brother, John Cavender, was born about 1780.393
1794 (1) A Charles Cavender was born in New Hampshire and, in 1850 was living in Macoupin County, Illinois and is believed to be the same person who married Mrs. Lese King in Macoupin County, Illinois. 310
(2) James Cavender, believed to be Eudaley James Cavender ("Eudaley Cavender") paid estate taxes in Charlotte County, Virginia on himself and 1 horse.393
1795/01/17 Ann Cavender died on this date in Warwicks Birmingham, St. Philip, England.
1795/02/02 Michael Cavender, son of Michael Cavender and Frances Cavender, was baptized on February 2, 1795 in St. Phillips Precinct, Birmingham Parish, Warwick County, England.399 1795/03/01 Mary Cavender married Jesse Jordan (thus became “Mary Jordan”) of Fairfax County, Virginia. 294 & 350 1795/05/14 Jane Cavender ("Jane Cavendar") married John Mansfield Noyes ("John Noyes") of Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts. She was probably the daughter of James Cavender and Catherine Cavender of the same county.283 & 305 Apparently John Noyes was the son of Newton E. Noyes ("Newton Noyes") of Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts.397 1795/09/07 John Forrester and Frances Forrester of Norfolk, Virginia, sold to Henry Cavender of Princess Anne County, Virginia, a tract of land in Princess Anne County which was one share of the estate of William Absolom (sometimes "William Absalom" or "William Absolam"), then deceased without leaving a Will. The Indenture was witnessed by Enoch Jones, Jonathian Ward and Deward Cannon. 194
1795/09/28 Sarah Cavender married Ephraim Taylor in Aldeham Parish, Herts, England.399 1795/10/09 John Cavendar ("John Cavender"?) married an unknown person in Kent County, Delaware on this date.269 & Vol 87, pp 237 1795 (1) James Cavender was born in North Carolina about 1795 which may have been that part of North Carolina that became the State of Tennessee in the same year. According to the 1860 census, he was then living the 4th.. District of Hickman County, Tennessee, was a farmer owning 400 acres of land, was then 65 years of age and stated to have ben born in North Carolina, could not either read or write, and his wife was Centha Cavender (“Cynthia Cavender”?, “Cintha Cavender”?, “Cinthia Cavender”?, “Centhia Cavender” & “Sintha Cavender”) then age 42 and born in Tennessee about 1818 and likewise could neither read or write. Their children then living at home in Hickman County, Tennessee were: Sarah N. Cavender (“Sarah Cavender”, “S.N. Cavender” & “Sally Cavender”) then age 17 and born in Tennessee about 1843; G.F.W. Cavender (“G.L.W. Cavender”, “G.L. Cavender”, “G.F. Cavender”, “George F. Cavender”? & “George Cavender”?), a son, then age 9 and born in Tennessee about 1851; Gabnel R. Cavender (“Gabnel Cavender”, “Gabriel R. Cavender”? & “Gabriel Cavender”?) then age 6 and born in Tennessee about 1854; and, John A. Cavender (“John Cavender”, “John Alexander Cavender”?, “J.A. Cavender” & “John Alston Cavender”?) then age 4 and born in Tennessee about 1856.
In the 1870 census for the 4th. District, Hickman County, Tennessee, S. Cavender (“Sintha Cavender”) then listed as being age 50 and born in Tennessee about 1820 was the head of the household as her huband, James Cavender, apparently had left the household or had deceased, and the children living at home comprised: Sarah Cavender then listed as being age 25 and thus born in Tennessee about 1845; George L. Cavender ("George Cavender", “G.L. Cavender” & “G.L.W. Cavender”?) was then listed as being age 19 and thus born in Tennessee about 1851; Gabriel Cavender (“Gabnel R. Cavender”?, “Gabnel Cavender”?, “Gadriel R. Cavender”?, “G.R. Cavender”? & “Gadriel Cavender”?) was then listed as being age 17 and born in Tennessee about 1853; and, Alexander Cavender was then listed as being age 14 and born in Tennessee about 1856.
(2) The territory of Tennessee became a state in 1795 and became the first new state to be admitted to the Union. Prior to that time, the territory of Tennessee was included in the territory of North Carolina. The territory of Tennessee was later enlarged in 1819 by the Jackson Purchase which included the land between the Tennessee River and the Mississippi River which was then Indian Territory.
(3) John Cavender was born in Delaware about 1795. In 1850, he was living in Washington Township in Ripley County, Indiana with his wife, Hannah Cavender age 46 and born in Ohio, and his children: Marietta Cavender age 22 and born in Ohio about 1828; John Cavender age 19 and born in Indiana about 1831; Margaret Cavender age 14 and born in Indiana about 1836; Isabella Cavender age 10 and born in Indiana about 1840; Robert Cavender age 5 and born in Indiana about 1845; and, David Cavender age 5 and born in Indiana about 1845. 282 & 337
(4) Thomas Cavender purchased 100 acres in the Greenville County, South Carolina. 355 & 371 1796/01/04 Jeremiah Featherstone ("Jeremiah Featherston"?) and Elizabeth Elmore, daughter of James Elmore, Sr.? or Jr.? were married on this date in Charlotte County, Virginia with the surety being Jesse Elmore ("Jessee Elmore"?), brother of Elizabeth Elmore.
1796/01/22 Margaret Cavender married John Coggell in Portsmouth, Saint Thomas Parish, Hampshire County, England.399 1796/03/04 Nancy Cavender married John White in Dorchester County, Maryland. 313 & 337 1796/03/28 The Last Will and Testament of Thomas Cavender of Cople Parish of Westmoreland County, Virginia, which was signed on November 23, 1786, was proved on this date in the County Court of Westmoreland County, Virginia. His wife Sally Sturman Cavender (“Sally Cavender”, “Sarah Cavender” and formerly “Sally Sturman” & “Sarah Sturman”) was devised a life estate until she remarries, at which time she was to receive a child’s part. At her death, the estate was to be divided among his children who were not individually named. Witnesses were: Daniel McKenney, Susanna McKenney, Thomas Cowle, Eleanor Enos (“Elinor Enos”?) and Lettice Gregroy (“Lettice Gregory”?).393 1796/05/xx Joseph Cavender, executor of his father's estate, Hugh Cavender, brought legal action in Charlotte County, Virginia against William Blake and John Eudaley for debt collection, apparently owed the estate of his father, Hugh Cavender. For reasons unknown, the suit was dismissed, apparently because the debts were paid.393 1796/08/xx Two suits were filed in Charlotte County, Virginia County Court in which Hezekiah Featherston ("Hezekiah Featherstone"?) and his wife Nancy Featherston ("Nancy Featherstone") sued the executors of James Tarpley, Sr., deceased, and the heirs of James Tarpley. In one suit, the Featherstones were joined by John Eudaly ("John Eudailey"?) and his wife, Mary Eudaly ("Mary Eudailey"?). Mary Eudaly was the daughter of James Tarpley. There was a similar suit brought in May 1798.
1796/09/13 Ezekiel Cavender and his wife, Ann Cavender sell 94 acres of land located on Dutchmans Creek to Demond Dedman, all of Rowan County, North Carolina. This may be the same Ezekiel Cavender who immigrated from England sometime before 1764 and settled in Westmoreland, County, Virginia about 1770 where five children were born. 297 1796/10/02 Jane Cavender married John Lindsay on this date in Bourbon County, Kentucky.
1796/10/03 Henry Cavendar ("Henry Cavender") and his wife Mary Cavender of Princess Anne County, Virginia, sold to John Absalom and his wife, Anne Absalom (sometimes "Ann Absalom"), of Princess Anne County, land in Princess Anne County which was one-sixth part of that tract of land formerly owned by William Absalom, deceased, which Henry Cavender purchased from John Forrester and his wife, Frances Forrester. Apparently, Anne Absalom was formerly Anne Cavender, daughter of Henry Cavender. The Indenture was witnessed by David Dawley, William O'Cumham and Hillary Matthias. Also on the same date, John Absalom and his wife Anne Absalom sold to Henry Cavender a 50 acre tract of land on Linkhorn Bay in Princess Anne County, and was the same land that Henry Cavender gave to his daughter, Anne Cavender (“Ann Cavender”, “Amey Cavender”? & “Amy Cavender”?), who apparently married a John Absalom. The Indenture was witnessed by David Dawley, William O'Cumham and Hillary Matthias. 34, 35 & 197 1796/11/03 Elizabeth Cavender, daughter of Thomas Cavender, deceased, married William Flanagan ("William Flangan"?) in Princess Anne County, Virginia. Joshua Flanagan was the surety and makes oath that Elizabeth Cavender is of legal age. Apparently she was the daughter of either the particular Thomas Cavender who died about 1796 in Westmoreland County, or was the daughter of the particular Thomas Cavender who died about 1789 in Princess Anne County, Virginia. 133, 149, 294 & 350 1796/12/xx Gardner McConnico stated in an affidavit that he moved from Lunenburg, Virginia, to Williamson County, Tennessee in December 1796. He became a Primitive Baptist Preacher at the Harpeth Church in Williamson County, also called the "Baptist Meeting House" and, in 1815, he was still living in Williamson County, Tennessee which
became a State the previous year, i.e., 1814. As Stephen Cavender, son of Hugh Cavender, had moved from Charlotte County, Virginia after 1797, he probably was persuaded to leave Virginia for Tennessee by his relationship to Rev. McConnico. Note also the fact that, on November 7, 1797, Stephen Cavender of Charlotte County, Virginia, the next to the youngest son of Hugh Cavender, granted a legal power of attorney to Austin Clements of Charlotte County to collect money due him from the estate of his father, who was then deceased. Stephen Cavender was about 21-22 years of age at the time the power of attorney was executed by him, which document was witnessed by John R. Bedford and John Petty, Sr., first proved in Court on April 2, 1798, and was again proved in Court on January 5, 1801 by oath of Robert Bedford due to the fact that Stephen Cavender no longer lived in the area.36
70 & 166
1796 (1) David Cavender was a landowner in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County, Maryland. 214, 288 & 352
(2) Map of the State of Virginia in 1796, the date the State of Tennessee was officially established, with Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee as its Capitol. 109 & 122
(3) The last will and testament of Thomas Cavender was probated in Westmoreland County, Virginia. 350
(4) Stephen Cavender, believed to be the son of Hugh Cavender, paid estate taxes in Charlotte County, Virginia in 1796 on 1 white male adult over 21 (himself) and owned no livestock Thus, he must have been born about 1775-1776.393
(5) Jeremiah Featherstone, orphan of Charles Featherstone, chose Moses Eudaley ("Moses Eudaley, Sr."?, “Moses Youdaley”? & “Moses Eudaly”?) as his guardian in 1796. In a court order dated August 1793 in Charlotte County, Virginia, Hezekiah Featherston (“Hezekiah Featherstone”?) and his wife Nancy Featherston (“Nancy Featherstone”? and formerly “Nancy Tarpley” and "Ann Tarpley") and John Eudaly and his wife Mary Eudaly (formerly “Mary Tarpley” daughter of James Tarpley) sued the executors of the estate of John Tarpley, then deceased. As previously noted, on September 2, 1805, John Cavender ("John Hugh Cavender"? & "Hugh Cavender"?) of Charlotte County, Virginia, sold to William Blake, Jr., of Charlotte County 75 acres of land in Charlotte County on the Waters of the Horsepen Creek which he inherited from his father, Hugh Cavender, and on which tract his father’s family formerly resided. The land was bounded by the lands of William Blake, Sr., James Elmore and Hezekiah Featherstone who married Nancy Tarpley ("Ann Tarpley"), the daughter of James Tarpley.441 It is to be noted that a James Elmore (minister) married Polly Hamlett (widow) on October 13, 1803 in Charlotte County, Virginia.
1797/03/xx 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 this county, the suit against him abates. Judgment for 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 1797/07/04 Harriott Cavener ("Harriott Cavender") was christened by Peter Cavener ("Peter Cavender"?) and Jane Cavener ("Jane Cavender"?) in Alverstoke, Hampshire County, England.399 1797/07/12 William Stembridge of Hancock County, Georgia, and William Sammon and his wife, Elizabeth Sammon, conveyed 100 acres of land in Lunenburg County, Virginia, to Samuel Jordan and which was bounded by the lands of James Cavender, Stephen Shelton, the heirs of James Breedlove, deceased, and James Sammon. 111 1797/05/02 Patrick Kavanagh ("Patrick Cavender"?) married Susanna Bryan in Walcot, St. Mary's Chapel in Bristol County, England.
1797/09/04 Thomas Chaffin, stated to be the guardian of a Stephen Cavender, orphan of Hugh Cavender, deceased, came into the court of Charlotte County, Virginia and produced the Receipt of the said Stephen Cavender in full of his guardianship which is ordered to be recorded (apparently because Stephen Cavender had just become 21 years of age and thus reached the age of majority and capable of tending to his own legal affairs. Thus, Stphen Cavender must have been born about 1776.441
On June 9, 1794, Hugh Cavender's widow, Frances Cavender of Charlotte County, Virginia, gave to her son Eudaley James Cavender ("Eudaley Cavender") and his wife, Betsy Cavender (formerly "Betsy Sammons" & "Betty Sammons"), a surrey and a bay coach horse just before Frances Cavender died. The Indenture was witnessed by James Sammons (believed to be Betsy's Sammons' brother), Edward Chambers, and Stephen Cavender (believed to be Eudaley James Cavender's brother).393 As Stephen Cavender, was born about 1776, he would have been about 18 years of age when he witnessed the above legal document which was legally permissible as he was over the required legal age of 14 years when he witnessed the document.
As Thomas Chaffin in December of 1794 was also appointed the legal guardian of Hugh Cavender, another stated orphan of Hugh Cavender, and as Hugh Cavender's Last Will and Testament did not mention a son named “Hugh”, and as Hugh Cavender's youngest son named John Cavender is believed to have been born about 1780, he would have been about 14 years of age when his mother died about 1793, and he thus became an orphan of Hugh Cavender at that time and a legal guardianship would have been necessary. Consequently, 4 years later, i.e., in 1797, he would only have 18 years old and the legal need for a guardian would still be legally necessary. Consequently, it is believed that the stated orphan named Hugh Cavender and Hugh Cavender’s youngest son named John Cavender must actually be one and the same person who is named either John Hugh Cavender (“J.H. Cavender”) or Hugh John Cavender (“H.J. Cavender”). Thus, the full name of the elder Hugh Cavender was probably likewise named John Hugh Cavender, Sr. or Hugh John Cavender, Sr.393 1797/11/07 Stephen Cavender of Charlotte County, Virginia, the next to the youngest son of Hugh Cavender, granted a legal power of attorney to Austin Clements of Charlotte County to collect money due him from the estate of his father, who was then deceased. Stephen Cavender was about 21-22 years of age at the time the power of attorney was executed by him, which document was witnessed by John R. Bedford and John Petty, Sr., first proved in Court on April 2, 1798, and was again proved in Court on January 5, 1801 by oath of Robert Bedford. As Stephen Cavender disappeared from the Personal Estate Tax Rolls for Charlotte County, Virginia after 1797, then he must have moved to Tennessee, probably near Williamson County, Tennessee where his older brother, Eudaley James Cavender later moved his family, together with his younger brother, John Cavender.36 1797/12/13 James Sammon (sometimes James Sammons) of Lunenburg County sold 102 acres of land on the Branches of Stokes Creek ("Stocks Creek"?) in Lunenburg County to his son-in-law, James Cavender of Lunenburg County, which land James Sammons had previously purchased on September 20, 1796 from his son-in-law and daughter, John Roberts and Rebecca Sammon Roberts, 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 is very near the eastern boundary of Charlotte County. The Indenture was witnessed by James Knott, George Loeman and Snelling Wilkerson. Note that there is a "Stocks Creek" located in Raleigh Parish in Amelia County, Virginia when Hugh Cavender purchased his land there. However, Stocks Creek in Amelia County is not the same creek as the Stokes Creek in Lunenburg County. 37, 111 & 116 1797 (1) James Cavender and Samuel Cook were chain carriers in surveying the property of Andrew Skinner Ennalls ("Andrew Ennalls"). 352
(2) Stephen Cavender paid personal estate taxes in Charlotte County, Virginia on 1 adult male over 21 (himself) and owned no livestock. As no other Cavender then lived in Charlotte County, Virginia. At that particular point in time, Stephen Cavender's brother, Eudaley James Cavender ("Eudaley Cavender") apparently had already moved to Lunenburg County, Virginia next to his father-in-law, James Sammons.393
(3) John Adams succeeded George Washington as the second President of the United States.
1798/02/28 William Ware, Sr., of Chesterfield County, Virginia, gave to his son-in-law, Joseph Cavender and his daughter, Susanna Cavender (formerly "Susanna Ware") and to their son, Thomas Cavender, 87 acres of land on which they were then living, which land was part of the land on which William Ware, Sr., was also living and was bounded by the land of Hamlin Cole, Mack Wilkerson and Anderson. Thomas Cavender is believed to have been born about 1782 and would therefore been about 16 years of age at that particular point in time. The Indenture was witnessed by George Markham, Mack Wilkerson and William Ware, Jr.? Noted on the Deed was the statement: "October 18, 1806, the original delivered to Mr. Cavender" (i.e., Joseph Cavender").38, 120 & 393 1798/03/04 S. William Ware, Sr., of Chesterfield County, Virginia and formerly of Amelia County, Virginia and a former neighbor of Hugh Cavender, executed his Last Will and Testament naming his wife Ann Ware, his sons Thomas Ware and William Ware, his daughters Nancy Southall (formerly "Nancy Ware") and husband James Southhall, Martha Cashon or Martha Cashan? (formerly "Martha Ware"), Annis Flournoy or Ann Flournoy ("formerly "Annis Ware"), and ___ Rucker, and his grandsons Thomas Cavender, James Southall and Samuel Rucker (“Lemuel Rucker”?). He specifically willed Thomas Cavender, who is believed to have been about 16 years of age at that particular time: "the quantity of 37 ½ acres of land already deeded to him, estimated at 75 pounds Virginia money." The executor was his son-in-law W. Ware Flournoy, and the Will was witnessed by Hamlin Cole and Tabther Rudd (“Tabitha Rudd”). 39, 120 & 393
1798/04/02 Stephen Cavender's power of attorney to Austin Clements was recorded.36 1798/07/10 William Cav?der ("William Cavender"?), son of Charles Caviler ("Charles Cavender"?) was born in the Upper Shore Peninsula of the Eastern Shore of the State of Maryland. 352 1798/07/15 Say Cavender ("Sarah Cavender"?) conveyed to Love Burn the lease of a farm where John McFerling, late of Dorchester County, Maryland, formerly lived. 352 1798/09/26 Catherine Cavener ("Catherine Cavender"?), daughter of Edward Caverner ("Edward Cavender"?) and Margaret Caverner ("Margaret Cavender"?), was christened in Portsmouth, Saint Thomas Parish, Hampshire County, England. 170 1798/12/05 Mathew Cavendish ("Matthew Cavender"? or "Mathew Cavender"?) married Jenny Freeman in Granville County, North Carolina which is located just south of Lunenburg County, Virginia from which county Eudaley James Cavender ("James Cavender" & “E.J. Cavender”), son of Hugh Cavender, migrated to Williamson County, Tennessee in either late 1805 or early 1806. Anderson Taylor was the bondsman and James Sneed was the witness. 371 1798 (1) Alexander Cavenoor ("Alexander Cavender"?) was living in Pencader Hundred, in New Castle County, Delaware. 288
(2) John Cavender and Alexander Cavender paid taxes in Pencader Hundred in New Castle County, Delaware. 214, 288 & 313
(3) Date of births in Lunenburg County, Virginia of Stephen Cavender and James B. Cavender ("James Cavender", “J.B. Cavender” & “James Benjamin Cavender”?), twin sons of Eudaley James Cavender ("Eudaley Cavender" & “E.J. Cavender”) and grandsons of Hugh Cavender were born in Lunenburg County, Virginia about 1798. James B. Cavender ( “J.B. Cavender”) apparently married his cousin, Rebecca Cavender, on February 16, 1823 in Williamson County, Tennessee.