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1801 (1) Rev. Garner McConnico first owned property in Williamson County, Tennessee.53

(2) Hugh Cavender’s youngest son, John Cavender (“John Hugh Cavender”? or “Hugh John Cavender”?) first appeared on the Personal Estate Tax Rolls of Charlotte County, Virginia, as he apparently had just become 21 years of age, and he was assessed for one white tithe (himself), but no tax was due.393


1802/03/23 Sarah Cavender married William Johnson (“William Johnsen”?) on this date in New Castle County, Delaware.N.C. Cnty. Del. Vol.3, pp 173
1802/04/19 The estate of William Ware, Sr., deceased, was administered by his son, William Ware, Jr., and approved by auditors on April 19, 1802 in Chesterfield County, Virginia, in which county his son-in-law Joseph Cavender and his daughter were then living. 120
1802/07/20 Mary Cavender, daughter of Henry Cavender and Mary Cavender, and the widow of H.C. Cavender (“Henry Calvin Cavender”?), married James Robinson ("John Robertson"?) in Princess Anne County, Virginia, and they may have later moved to Batesville, Noble County, Ohio. Rev. Charles Henley performed the wedding ceremony. Henry Cavender, husband of Mary Cavender, mother of Mary Cavender”, consented that both were of legal age. James Cavender, James Stevens (“James Stephens”), Elizabeth Leggett and James Robinson were the witnesses to the consents. Surety was James Steven. Some say that James Robinson and Mary Cavender Robinson moved to Belmont County, Ohio in 1820-1830. However, apparently a Mary Cavender married James Absalom on May 13, 1806.133, 149, 294, 350 & 355
1802/08/31 Thomas Cavender of Princess Anne County, Virginia, sold to Adam Robinson of Princess Anne County 43 acres of land which was also located in Princess Anne County north of land adjacent to the lands of Adam Robinson, Salt Ponds, Anthony Sovell, and Meush. The Indenture was witnessed by James Ritty, James Robinson and Henry Robinson and recorded September 6, 1802. 44
1802/11/18 James Cavender, son of Hugh Cavender and of Lunenburg County, Virginia, purchased from Benjamin Lewis 206 acres of land on the Branches of Stokes Creek in Lunenburg County, bounded by the lands of Joshua Johnson, John Johnson, John Slaughter, Samuel Jordan and the said James Cavender, 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. In 1751, there was a Stocks Creek in Amelia County, Virginia which was very close to Flat Creek in Amelia County, Virginia. Flat Creek in Amelia County is a branch of the Appomattox River which is a western branch of the James River which runs through present day Richmond, Virginia. However, Stocks Creek in Amelia County, Virginia is not the same creek as the Stokes Creek in Lunenburg County, Virginia. The deed was witnessed by Aleah? Hendrick, Benjamin Hendrick and John Cavender, apparently the brother of James Cavender and was recorded December 9, 1802. 45
1802/11/19 David Cavender as the Executor of the Will of Arthur Cavender, deceased, filed an appraisal of the estate in Sussex County, Delaware. 203
1802/12/xx Elizabeth Cavender was christened by Edmond Cavender and Elizabeth Cavender on Saint Mary Street, Saint Marylebone Road, Saint Mary Parish, St. Marylebone County, England. 140 & 439
1802 (1) Garner McConnico, Jared McConnico, Sr., and Jared McConnico, Jr.? either owned property or resided in Williamson County, Tennessee. 53

(2) Hugh Cavender’s youngest son, John Cavender (“John Hugh Cavender”? or “Hugh John Cavender”?) appeared on the Personal Estate Tax Rolls of Charlotte County, Virginia, and he was assessed for one white tithe (himself) and for one horses, with 12 cents tax due for the horse. John Cavender was gone from the tax lists for the year 1803 and thereafter, even though he subsequently sold his share of his father’s land to William Blake on September 2, 1805, and which land was located on Horsepen Creek in Charlotte County, Virginia. Thus, there is a good possibility that John Cavender went with his older brother, Eudaley James Cavender, when he moved his family from Lunenburg County, Virginia to Williamson County, Tennessee. 393


1803/01/17 Daniel Cavender married Mary Jones in New Castle County, Delaware. 269 & Vol 4, pp 2
1803/03/07 Samuel Green married Nancy Elmore, the sister of James Elmore, Jr. who was the surety and daughter of James Elmore, Sr. who was then deceased.
1803/04/30 President Thomas Jefferson signed a treaty with France under which the United States Government purchased the entire tract of land known as "Louisiana" for the sum of 15 million dollars. The tract is now occupied, in whole or in part, by 13 States.
1803/06/13 David Cavender's estate was administered in Delaware.313
1803/06/15 Thomas Cavender married Amy Dawley ("Amey Dawley" & "Amy Dawley"), daughter of Henry Dawley, in Princess Anne County-Lower Norfolk County, Virginia on June 15, 1803. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Charles Henley, Sr.. Note that a William Cavender married an Amy Dawley on March 31, 1783, and that a Rev. William Dawley from Princess Anne County-Lower Norfolk County, Virginia performed the marriage ceremony between Amy Cavender (formerly "Amey Dawley" and widow of "Thomas Cavender") and Tully Whitehurst on September 26, 1806 in Princess Anne County, Virginia. 133, 149, 294, 350 & 355
1803/07/31 Mary Ann Cavener ("Mary Cavener", “Mary A. Cavender”?, "Mary Cavenaugh" & "Mary Cavender"?), the daughter of Thomas Cavener ("Thomas Cavenor", "Thomas Cavenaugh" & "Thomas Cavender") and Ann Cavener ("Ann Cavenor", "Ann Cavenaugh" & "Ann Cavender") was baptized in St. George Parish, Glouschester County, England. On February 14, 1822, a Mary Ann Cavenaugh ("Mary Cavenaugh", "Mary Cavenor"?, "Mary Cavener"?, “Mary A. Cavender”? & "Mary Cavender"?) was buried in St. George Parish, Glouschester County, England at the age of 19 years. This must have been the same person. Apparently, she was the daughter of the above Thomas Cavener (also "Thomas Cavenor") who was married at St. George Parish, Glouschester, England on February 21, 1813. (Thus, we have 3 different spellings of the surname of the very same family, i.e., "Cavener", "Cavenor" and "Cavenaugh".) Note also the fact that a Catherine Cavanough, age 1 1/2 years, was buried on November 22, 1923 in St. Philip & Jacob Parish, Glouschester County, England, a Philip Cavanagh was buried and a Jane Cavanagh was likewise buried in Temple Parish, Glouschester County, England on April 28, 1824 at the age of 15 years. Thus, it appears that "Cavener", "Cavenor", "Cavenaugh", "Cavenough" & "Cavanagh" are all spellings of the very same surname.
1803/09/07 John McMurray of Washington County, Kentucky, sold to James McMurray of the same County and State, 320 acres of land on the Big Harpeth River in Williamson County, Tennessee, abutting the property already owned by John McMurray. The Indenture was recorded in Williamson County in July 1804. 190
1803/09/30 Thomas Cavender of Chesterfield County, Virginia, and the son of Joseph Cavender, married Elizabeth Bailey ("Betsy Bailey"), daughter of Abram Bailey. Jeremiah Bailey and Archer Bailey were witness and Surety. 133 & 118
1803/12/10 Joseph Cavender of Powhatan County, Virginia, sold to his newly married son, Thomas Cavender of Chesterfield County, Virginia for 25 pounds, 87 1/4 acres of land in Chesterfield County which appears to be the same tract of land that William Ware, Sr., deeded to Joseph Cavender, his wife Susanna Cavender (formerly "Susanna Ware"), and their son, Thomas Cavender, on February 28, 1798. The land was bounded by the lands of Hamling Cole, William Ware, Mary Wilkinson, and Jordan Anderson, Sr. The Indenture was witnessed by William Ware, Jeremiah Bailey and Nancy Wilkinson. 46, 120 & 133
1803 (1) Keziah McConnico (“Kezekia McConnico”? & “Kezekiah McConnico”?) and Jared McConnico either owned property or were residing in Williamson County, Tennessee in 1803. 53

(2) Ann Cavender was born in Georgia in 1803 and in 1850 was living in Macoupin County, Illinois. 310



(3) Joseph Cavender, son of Hugh Cavender and formerly of Charlotte County, Virginia, deeded land in Powhatan County, Virginia to his son, Thomas Cavender.393
1804/04/01 On this date, Sophia Cavenner ("Sophia Cavenor"?, "Sophia Cavener"? & "Sophia Cavender"?), daughter of James Cavenner ("James Cavenor"?, "James Cavener"? & "James Cavender"?) and Sarah Cavenner ("Sarah Cavenor"?, "Sarah Cavener"? & "Sarah Cavender"?) was baptized in St. Phillip & Jacob Parish, Glouschester County, England.
1804/05/05 or 1804/04/28 James Cavender married Frankey Kellem ("Frankey Kellam" & "Frankey Kellum"), widow, at London Bridge in Princess Anne County, Virginia. The ceremony was conducted by Rev. William Morris and Rev. James Dawley ("James Dowley"), Baptist minister, and Joshua Flanagan (“Joshua Flannegan”) was the surety. 133, 149 & 294

1804/05/17 Thomas Cavender first married Lucretia Woollen (“Lucretia Woolen”?) in Dorchester County, Maryland. Apparently 36 years later he married Mary A. Young (“Mary Young”) on October 22, 1840 in New Castle County, Delaware. 286, 337 & N.C. Cnty. Del. Vol.36, pp 47
1804/05/18 A bond was executed in Charlotte County, Virginia between Wyley Featherstone ("Wyley Featherston"?) and Sally Elmore with the surety being Samuel Green. Wiley Featherston ("Wiley Featherstone", "Wylie Featherstone"? & "Wylie Featherston") was the son of Jeremiah Featherstone ("Jeremiah Featherston"?). Samuel Green made an oath about "Sally Elmore whose mother and father are both dead." This means that she must have been the daughter of James Elmore, Sr. and his first wife who are both dead. James Elmore, Jr. is still alive at this time. There were 2 persons named Jeremiah Featherston ("Jeremiah Featherstone"?) in Charlotte County, Virginia at this time and it apparently can be proven that both Jeremiah Featherston's were too young to have fathered Wylie Featherston. The original bond revealed a piece of paper saying: "This is to certify that Wyley Featherson ("Wyley Featherston" & "Wyley Featherstone") is of eage to act for his self." Signed by Jean Featherston ("Jean Featherstone") and Jeremiah Featherston ("Jeremiah Featherstone"). This Jean Wright Featherston was the daughter of Mary and Robert Wright of Brunswick County, Virginia, was the mother of Hezekiah Featherston ("Hezekiak Featherstone"), Carolus Featherston ("Carlous Featherstone", "Charles Featherston", Charles Featherstone", "Carlos Featherston" & "Carlos Featherstone"), and Jeremiah Featherston ("Jeremiah Featherstone"), and died on November 16, 1812. Robert Wright made his will on August 11, 1781 in Brunswick County, Virginia, and which was proved on May 26, 1783 in the same county, and in which he named his daughter Jean Featherston. He left her a Negro girl named Fib and in 1784 on the personal property tax list of Brunswick County, Virginia, Charles Featherston ("Charles Featherstone") has, for the first time, two slaves named "Fib and one young one". Jean Wright married, at a time and place unknown, to Charles Featherston ("Charles Featherstone", "Carlos Featherston" & "Carlos Featherstone") whose Last Will and Testament was executed in Brunswick County, Virginia on April 3, 1788 as Charles Feariston ("Charles Featherston") and was proved on January 25, 1790 by Jesse Turner and John Porter. Jeremiah Featherston ("Jeremiah Featherstone") was born on November 4, 1776 to Jean Wright and Charles Featherstone and died on July 11, 1854 according to his tombstone in Lexington, Kentucky cemetery. He was called an "orphan of Charles Featherston" ("Charles Featherstone") in the Charlotte County, Virginia Order book in January 1796 when he chose Moses Eudaly ("Moses Eudailey" & "Moses Eudaley") as his guardian. Charles Featherstone and Elizabeth Elmore Featherstone (“Elizabeth Featherstone”), who was born on March 7, 1771 and died on March 3, 1864, had 5 children. Most, but not all, of the Fayette County, Kentucky Featherstones are descendants from his son Robert Wright Featherston ("Robert Featherston", "Wright Featherstone" & "Robert Featherstone") who was born on March 30, 1803 and died on March 24, 1889.
1804/05/21 A passport through the Cherokee (or "Cherokee Nations") territory was granted to Thomas S. Cavender ("Thomas Slate Cavender"? & "Thomas Cavender"). Apparently, this was the first of 2 trips Thomas Cavender made to meet Thomas Jefferson’s father, Peter Jefferson, at Harper’s Ferry after returning from Georgia. 374
1804/10/01 Samuel Cavender was issued a Land Grant No. 3262 for 161.72 acres of land which was "lost" to Christopher Walker on December 12, 1809 and who assigned the grant to Samuel Denwidee in Cincinnati, Ohio, along the Miami River. 67
1804/11/15 Sarah Cavender married George Williams on this date in Ross County, Ohio.
1804/12/20 James Sammons died in Lunenburg County, Virginia.47 & 56
1804 Thomas Cavender and Rachel Needles were appointed Administrators of the estate of William Needles, believed to be in New Castle County, Delaware. 269

1805/01/08 A notice was posted in the Maryland Eastern Shore Newpaper Abstracts on January 8, 1805 that a letter was in the Post Office in the Eastern Shore of Maryland addressed to Henry Cavender and that he had not yet picked it up. 323 & 392
1805/02/04 Austin Almond married Nancy Sammons in Lunenburg County, Virginia, who is believed to be the sister of Betsy Cavender, wife of Eudaley James Cavender. 133
1805/04/11 Inventory of the estate of James Sammon who died December 20, 1804 was appraised by David Thompson, Daniel Crenshaw and Henry Towenes?. 47
1805/06/05 John McMurray of Washington County, Kentucky, sold 3 1/3 acres of land to Freeman Walker of Williamson County, Tennessee, which was on the Waters of the Big Harpeth River adjacent to the property of William Marshal and John McMurray. The Indenture was witnessed by Richard Puckett and Garner McConnico. 176
1805/06/28 All of the children of James Sammon ("James Sammons"), including James Cavender, son of Hugh Cavender and his wife Elizabeth Sammon Cavender (formerly Elizabeth or Betsy Sammon or Sammons) of Lunenburg County, Virginia, sell to Daniel Crenshaw their share of 130 acres of land in Lunenburg County which they inherited from James Sammon, the father of Betsy Cavender. The Indenture was signed by William Crenshaw, William Sammon, Coleman Jennings, Benjamin Roberts, Christopher Surttlesover, Abner Crenshaw, Travis Broocks, Bauetters Jordan, John Pettus, Thomas Crafton, Mary Crafton (formerly "Mary Sammon" & "Mary Sammons"), Robert Sammon("Robert Sammons"), Elizabeth Sammon ("Elizabeth Sammons"), John Roberts, James Cavender, Elizabeth Cavender (formerly "Elizabeth Sammon" & "Elizabeth Sammons"), Reuben Tatom, Fanny Tatom(formerly "Fanny Sammon"? & "Fanny Sammons"?), and Becky Roberts (formerly "Becky Sammon"? & "Becky Sammons"). On July 10, 1806, the above Indenture was presented in Court and sworn to by Thomas Crafton, Robert Sammon ("Robert Sammons") and James Cavender and ordered to be recorded. 49 & 111
1805/07/04 Silas James Cavender (“Silas Cavender” & “S.J. Cavender”), son of Eudaley James Cavender and grandson of Hugh Cavender, was born in Lunenburg County, Virginia on this date. He married Rachal Cox (“Rachel Cox”?) in Williamson County, Tennessee, January 30, 1823, who was the sister of Jesse Cox (“Jessee Cox”?) a Baptist minister in Williamson County, and on July 28, 1872 he died in Graves County, Kentucky, where he was a Baptist minister at Old Bethel Primitive Baptist Church where he was ordained about 1843 and where he is buried. It is to be noted that according to the "History of Old Bethel Primitive Baptist Church", it is stated that Silas Cavender was born on July 4, 1801 and died July 28, 1872 at the age of 71 years and 24 days. However, according to the 1850 Census for Graves County, Kentucky, in August of 1850 he was listed as being 45 years old and in the 1860 Census he was listed as being 55 years old. Therefore, he must have been born about 1805 rather than in 1801. On his tombstone, he is listed as being born on July 4, 1804, instead of 1801. 86&128
1805/09/02 John Cavender ("John Hugh Cavender"?, “J.H. 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 “ a part of the tract on which Hugh Cavender, deceased, resided and which in the division of the estate was alloted to the said John Cavender”. The land was bounded by the lands of William Blake, Sr., James Elmore and Hezekiah Featherston ("Hezekiah Featherstone"?) and the Indenture was witnessed by Samuel Pollard, Coleman Mullings and William Mullings and was recorded December 2, 1805. Thus, it appears that John Cavender is preparing to move from Charlotte County, Virginia and go to Williamson County, Tennessee with his older brother, Eudaley James Cavender, and his family. 50 & 393 It is to be noted that a James Elmore (minister) married Polly Hamlett (widow) on October 13, 1803 in Charlotte County, Virginia.
1805/09/09 Samuel Cavender married Abigail Robins ("Abigail Robbins"?) in Montgomery County, Ohio. 314
1805/09/12 Eudaley James Cavender ("Eudaley Cavender" & “E.J. Cavender”) and his wife, Elizabeth Cavender, sold 206 acres in Lunenburg County, Virginia, on the Waters of Stokes Creek to William Cavender of Prince Edward County, Virginia and believed to be the brother of James Cavender. In 1751, there was a Stocks Creek in Amelia County, Virginia that was very a Flat Creek in Amelia County just southwest of the Appomattox River, but is an entirely different creek than the Stokes Creek in Lunenburg County, Virginia. The above acreage sold by James Cavender to William Cavender was the same land that James Cavender had previously purchased on November 8, 1802 and which was then bounded by the lands of Joshua Johnson, John Slaughter, Daniel Townsend, and Samuel Jordan?, 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 recorded by James Cavender and Elizabeth Cavender on September 12, 1805. 51
1805/10/10 James Cavender and his wife, Elizabeth Cavender, sell to William Crenshaw 102 acres of land in Lunenburg County lying on the branches of Stokes Creek. The land was the same acreage they purchased on December 13, 1797 and was bounded by the lands of Joshua Johnson, Cavender, Jordan ("Samuel Jordan"?) and Page, 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 recorded by James Cavender and Elizabeth Cavender on October 10, 1805. Thus, it appears that James Cavender is preparing to move from Lunenburg County, Virginia to Williamson County, Tennessee. 52
1805/11/15 or 1804/11/16 Sarah Cavender married George Williams in Ross County, Ohio with Rev. Samuel Edwards performing the ceremony. 314

1805/12/30 Stephen Cavender, believed to be the son of Hugh Cavender and brother of Eudaley James Cavender (“Eudaley Cavender” & “E.J. Cavender”), married Elizabeth McCormack ("Elizabeth McCormick"?) in Davidson County, Tennessee which is adjacent to Williamson County, Tennessee.134
1805 (1) The List of Taxable Property in the Upper District of Lunenburg County, Virginia, in mid 1805 listed the name John Crafton but did not list the name of James Cavender as he had apparently already disposed of all of his taxable property preparatory of moving his family out of the State of Virginia. 48

(2) Salley Sammons (sometimes “Sally Sammon”) filed an accounting as the Administration of the estate of her deceased husband, James Sammons (sometimes “James Sammon”) of Lunenburg County, Virginia, covering the period of January 1, 1805 through September 12, 1805 and which was recorded January 9, 1806. 56

(3) John Robert was residing in Williamson County, Tennessee. 53

(4) John Cavender ("John Cavinger") was born in Tennessee about 1805, and in 1850 were living in Carter County, Tennessee, and his family then consisted of himself age 45, his wife Sarah Cavender age 42 and born in Tennessee about 1808, Mathis Cavender age 17 and born about 1833, Nathaniel Cavender age 16 and born about 1834, Louis Cavender age 16 and born about 1834, Margaret Cavender age 12 and born about 1838, Aljina Cavender age 10 and born about 1840, Allen J. Cavender ("Allen Cavender" & “A.J. Cavender”) age 8 and born about 1842, Jackson C. Cavender ("Jackson Cavender" & “J.C. Cavender”) age 5 and born about 1845, and David Cavender age 6 months and born about 1850. Also living in the same household was James J. Cavender age 42 ("James Cavender" & “J.J. Cavender”) and born about 1808. 137

There may be some connection with the above Nathaniel Cavender and the Nathaniel Cavender who married widowed Mrs. Mary Pate (“Mrs. William L. Pate” & “Mrs. William Pate”), lived in Dickson County, Tennessee, died in 1918, and is buried in Richardson Cemetery in Burns, Dickson County, Tennessee, along with his wife Mary Cavender who died in August 1929. Nathaniel Cavender and Mary Cavender had the following children:

Henry Cavender born April 3, 1875, married an Eva, and died November 17, 1955. Eva Cavender was born February 21, 1883, and died December 13, 1969;

George H. Cavender (”George Cavender” & “G.H. Cavender”) born April 29, 1904, married a Sarah Estelle, and died January 26, 1977. Sarah Estelle Cavender (“Sarah Cavender” & “S.E. Cavender”) was born March 16, 1910, died October 15, 1999;

James Raymond Cavender (“James Cavender” & “J.R. Cavender”) born November 18, 1911, married a Virgie Mae, and died February 14, 1965. Virgie Mae Cavender (“Virgie Cavender” & “V.M. Cavender”) was born September 22, 1917, and died December 25, 1978; and,

Royce Cavender who married a Mildred, were later divorced, and died when he in his 80's in Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama just a “few years ago”. Royce Cavender and Mildred Cavender had a son named:

Houston Cavender who was raised by his mother, Mildred Cavender, and was not allowed to associate with his father or his family, and who lived in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee. Houston Cavender and his wife apparently had a son named:

Eddie Cavender (“Edward Cavender”) was adopted at an early age by his step-father whose last name was Pearson.

(5) A Mary Cavender apparently won a land lottery in Washington County, Georgia in 1805.355



1806/ 04/03 Thomas S. Cavender ("Thomas Cavender", “T.S. Cavender” & "Thomas Slate Cavender"?) was granted permission to travel through the Cherokee territory (also "Indian Territory" and "Cherokee Nations Territory"). Apparently, this was the second of 2 trips Thomas Cavender made to meet Thomas Jefferson’s father, Peter Jefferson, at Harper’s Ferry after returning from Georgia. 374

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