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1815/08/30 Sarah Cavender and Griffin Soward were administrators of the estate of Robert Cavender, deceased, in Hunt County, Delaware. 68
1815/10/13 The Last Will and Testament of Frainey Crouse was drawn October 13, 1815 and was probated October 13, 1815 and in which her heirs were listed as follows: son William Crouse; granddaughter Cathy Crouse daughter of William Crouse; grandson James Cavender; daughter Cathy Crouse who married John March; daughter Mary Crouch who married a Hendrix ("Hendricks"?); daughter Frainey Crouse; and daughter Barbary Crouse. Executors were William Crouse and Haley Tatus ("Haley Tatum"?) and the witnesses were Joshua Hendrix ("Joshua Hendricks"?) and Robert Foster. On May 1, 1837, James Cavendar ("James Cavender") of Davis County, North Carolina either sells to or purchases from William March two tracts of land of 93 acres and 109 acres on Crouses Mill Creek adjacent to William Bailey. The deeds were witnessed by James Smith and William Crouse. 355
1815/11/28 John Cavender made application in Pittsylvania County, Virginia for permission to married Elizabeth Compton. Jeremiah Compton, who was probably the father of Elizabeth Compton, gave his consent to the marriage and John Cavender and Edmond Chumbley posted the required bond of $150. It is of interest to note that Edmond Chumbley was the person who had previously married Mary Compton the daughter of Archibald Compton who had previously married Hugh Cavender’s daughter, Sarah Cavender (“Sally Cavender”), and that Pittsylvania County, Virginia is located near Charlotte County, Virginia where Hugh Cavender died in 1789 leaving a minor son named John Cavender who was born about 1776. Thus, Archibald Compton was probably the the brother of Jeremiah Compton who had previously married the apparent twin sister of Sarah Cavender named Elizabeth Cavender, and John Cavender may have been the son of Hugh Cavender. The consent of Jeremiah Compton was witnessed by Edmond Chumbley (“Edmund Chumbley”) and John Faris (“John Feris” & “John Furis”). The actual documents read as follows:

KNOW all men by these presents, That we John Cavender and Edmond Chumbley are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency Wilson C. Nicholas Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia and to his successors in office for the use of the Commonwealth in the just and full sum of one hundred and Fifty dollars - to which payment, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselved and each of us, our herirs executors and administrators firmly by these presents - sealed with our seals and dated this 28th day of November 1815. The Condition of the above obligation is such, That whereas, the bound John Cavender hath this day obtained a license for his intermarriage with Elizabeth Compton of the said County, Now, if there is lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then this obligation is void, else remain in force and virtue.” Signed by John Cavender and Edmond Chumbley by their marks.

A further document read as follows:

This is to certify that the Clerk of Pittsylvania is at liberty to isue (sic) Sicence (sic) for John Cavender to marry my daughter Elizabeth given under my hand this 27th of November 1815.” Signed by Jeremiah Compton by his mark, and, witnessed by John Faris by his signature and by Edmond Chumbley by his mark.

It is significant to note that in March 1815, John Cavender brought suit against John Faris in the county court of Pittslvania County, Virginia. Plaintiff by his attorney asked for dismissal. Later, on March 22, 1822, the suit by John Cavender against John Faris was continued, a jury was sworn, and a verdict was rendered for John Cavender for $40 for damages. A motion was made by the attorney for John Faris to order the verdict set aside, that the defendant pay for the trial, and requested a new trial at the next court. Following two continuances, the suit abates because of the death of John Faris.

If John Cavender was the son of Hugh Cavender and was born about 1776, then in 1815 he would have been about 39 years of age when he married Elizabeth Compton who must have been about 16-17 years of age and required the consent of her father in order to be married.



1815 (1) James Carventer ("James Cavender") married Elizabeth Pruitt in Iredell County, North Carolina in 1815. They had a daughter, Cornelia, was born in North Carolina in 1821 and married James Riley. James Cavender and Elizabeth Cavender lived in Virginia and migrated to Laclede County, Missouri. 311

(2) Joseph W. Cavender ("Joseph Cavender", “J.W. Cavender” & “Joseph Wyatt Cavender”?) was born in Tennessee about 1815 and by 1850 he had moved to Lewis County, Tennessee. His family then consisted of himself age 35, his wife Sarah N. Cavender ("Sarah Cavender" & “S.N. Cavender”) born about 1821 in Kentucky and age 29, Henry Cavender age 10 and born about 1840, Elizabeth Cavender age 9 and born about 1841, Dolly A. Cavender ("Dolly Cavender", “D.A. Cavender” & “Dorothea Cavender”?) age 7 and born about 1843, Silas Cavender age 5 and born about 1845, Joseph Cavender age 4 and born about 1846, and Sarah Cavender age 5 months born about 1850. 137 It is to be noted that Lewis County, Tennessee was formed from parts of the counties of Maury County, Tennessee, Hickman County, Tennessee, Wayne County, Tennessee, and Lawrence County, Tennessee in 1843. The particular section given to Lewis County, Tennessee by Maury County, Tennessee was returned to Maury County, Tennessee in 1852.

(3) Thomas Cavender was born in Tennessee about 1815. In 1850, he was living in Hamilton County, Tennessee, and his family consisted of himself age 35, Ruth Cavender age 31 and born in Tennessee about 1829, Nancy Cavender age 11 and born about 1839, Alllena Cavender age 9 and born about 1841, Sarah Cavender age 7 and born about 1843, Mary Cavender age 6 and born about 1844, Benjamin Cavender age 5 and born about 1845, Tilman Cavender (“Tillman Cavender”?) age 4 and born about 1846, Narcissa Cavender age 3 and born about 1847, and Thomas Cavender age 1 and born about 1849. 137

(4) Cathy Cavender ("Catherine Cavender"?) was born in Ohio about 1825 and in 1850 was living in Peoria County, Illinois. In fact, she may have been the Catherine Fox ("Catharine Fox") who had married Thomas Cavender on July 26, 1849 in Peoria County, Illinois. 310



(5) Nancy Cavender was born about 1815 and was buried on August 13, 1865 in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee City Cemetery. 355

(6) Daniel L. Cavender (“Daniel Cavender” & “D.L. Cavender”) was born about 1815 in Kentucky, and married Sally Ann Moore (“Sally Moore” & “Sarah Moore”?) in Parkville, Platte County, Missouri in April 1839, later moved to Kentucky in 1840, thereafter returned to Missouri in 1857, and died about 1901 in Clinton County, Missouri. His parents are listed on the census as being born in Virginia. Sally Moore was born on December 22, 1822 in Missouri to John M. Moore (“John Moore”) who was born about 1772 and a Sally A. who was born about 1781, and who moved to Missouri with her parents in 1838. According to the 1850 census, the families of Daniel Cavender and Reuben Cavender were living next to each other in Fayette County, Kentucky. Daniel Cavender was listed as then being 35 years of age and thus born about 1815, and Reuben Cavender was listed as then being 39 years of age and thus born about 1811. Sally Moore died on February 28, 1901 in Clinton County, Missouri, and is buried in the Haynesville Cemetery, apparently in Clinton County, Missouri. Daniel Cavender and Sally Cavender (“Ann Cavender”) apparently had 8 children:



Addie Cavender born about 1849 in Fayette County, Kentucky, married James William Emery (“James Emery”) on January 24, 1869, and died before 1915. James Emery and Addie Emery had 3 children:

Harvey Emery;

Ida Emery; and,

Virginia Emery;

Bettie Cavender (“Betty “Cavender” & “Elizabeth Cavender”) born in either Scott County, Kentucky or in Fayette County, Kentucky, who married a Murphy and died in Oakland, California;

Robert Lee Cavender (“Robert Cavender”, “Robert L. Cavender” & “R.L. Cavender”) born on December 4, 1864 in either Scott County, Kentucky or in Fayette County, Kentucky, and died on January 20, 1915 in Clay County, Missouri;

Sophronia E. Cavender (“Sophronia Cavender”) born in Fayette County, Kentucky about 1844, married Daniel A. Wallace (“Daniel Wallace”) on December 26, 1871, and died before 1920. Daniel Wallace and Sophronia Wallace had 2 children:

Nettie Wallace who married a Lipps; and.

Arthur Wallace;

George Washington Cavender (“George Cavender”, “George W. Cavender” & G.W. Cavender”) born on December 9, 1840 in either Scott County, Kentucky or in Fayette County, Kentucky, married Elizabeth Jane Holt (“Elizabeth Holt” & “Maggie Holt”) about in Clay County, Missouri on either April 17, 1864 or on November 14, 1867, died on March 3, 1922 in Holt County, Missouri, and is buried in the Antioch Cemetery in Holt County, Missouri. Elizabeth Holt was born on February 2, 1835 in Orange County, North Carolina, was the daughter of Hezekiah Holt and Jane Rogers, died on January 6, 1909 in Holt County, Missouri, and is buried with her husband.

It is to be noted that It is to be noted that, a George W. Cavender ("George Cavender", “G.W. Cavender” & “George Washington Cavender”?) married Nancy Emeline Dimmit ("Nancy Demmit" & “Emaline Demmit”?) on January 23, 1849. Nancy Dimmit was born on February 28, 1828. She was the daughter of Benjamin Dimmit who was born on September 10, 1792, and who died on December 6, 1861 in Platte County, Missouri. Benjamin Dimmit married Mary Woodgate in January 1821 in Scott County, Kentucky and she also died in Platte County, Missouri.



In any event, George Cavender and Elizabeth Cavender (“Maggie Cavender”) had 3 children:

Mary Elizabeth Cavender (“Mary Cavender”, “M.E. Cavender” & “Mary E. Cavender”) born on May 10, 1865, and died on May 10, 1865;

Lora Belle Cavender (“Lora Cavender” & “L.B. Cavender”) born on May 29, 1868, married Charles Moore in Clinton County, Missouri near Kansas City, Missouri, had no children, and died on November 21, 1957 in Clinton County, Missouri; and,

John William Cavender (“John Cavender”, “J.W. Cavender” & “John W. Cavender”) born on September 15, 1869 in Lathrop, Clinton County, Missouri, married Bettie Ellen Vaughn (“Bettie Vaughn”, “Betty Vaughn” & “Elizabeth Vaughn”) on November 23, 1892 in Clinton County, Missouri, died on April 15, 1919 in Holt County, Missouri, and is buried in the Antioch Cemetery in Holt County, Missouri. Bettie Vaught was born on March 29, 1874 in Clay County, Missouri, was the daughter of James Vaughn and Mary Anderson, died on March 27, 1960 in Smithville, Missouri, and is buried in the Calvary Cemetery in Plattsburg, Missouri. John Cavender and Bettie Cavender (“Betty Cavender” & “Elizabeth Cavender had 10 children:

Charles Cavender born on April 1, 1893 in Lathrop, Missouri, married Florence Everet Baber (“Florence Baber”) on March 20, 1925, and died on September 27, 1979 in Kansas City, Missouri. Florence Baber was born on December 6, 1905, and died on May 28, 1946;

Oddie Mae Cavender (“Oddie Cavender”) born on February 29, 1896 in Clinton County, Missouri, married Michael Grady on October 3, 1914 in Clinton County, Missouri, died on March 12, 1985 in Clinton County, Missouri, and is buried in the Calvary Cemetery in Plattsburg, Missouri. Michael Grady was born on December 16, 1892 in Plattsburg, Missouri, died on December 27, 1973 in Clinton County, Missouri, and is buried in the Calvary Cemetery in Plattsburg, Missouri;

Earl Everett Cavender (“Earl Cavender” & “Slim Cavender”) born on January 4, 1898, married Lauvina Colley on September 30, 1940, lived in Clinton County, Missouri, and died on November 12, 1986;

Manelia Belle Cavender (“Manelia Cavender”) born on March 17, 1902 in Lathrop, Missouri, married Willie D. Fouts (“William Fouts” & “Willie Fouts”) on September 21, 1918, Willie Fouts was born about 1889, and died on January 1, 1990 in Holt County, Missouri;

Mollie Ethel Cavender (“Molly Cavender”) born on April 5, 1903 near Lathrop, Missouri, married Buford Postlewait on November 13, 1941, and died on March 20, 1987 in Lathrop, Missouri;

Cleora Cavender born on August 4, 1905, married Harold Kelley (“Harold Kelly”?) on July 29, 1929, and was still living in 2000;

Joseph William Roger Cavender (“Joseph Cavender”, “Joe Cavender”, “J.W.R. Cavender”, “J.W. Cavender” & “William Cavender”) born on November 24, 1907, married Ruth McClain on June 25, 1929, and died on January 15, 1978;

Georgia Margaret Cavender (“Georgia Cavender” & “G.M. Cavender”) born on April 10, 1909, married John Elmer Cedar (“John Cedar”) on July 24, 1925, and died on September 24, 1994;

Hazel Emma Cavender (“Hazel Cavender” & “H.E. Cavender”) born on February 26, 1912 in Holt County, Missouri, married Charles Francis Dale (“Charles Dale”) on August 6, 1931, died on February 9, 1996 in Overland Park, Kansas, and is buried in Plattsburg, Missouri. Charles Dale was born on January 21, 1906 in Liberty, Missouri, died on November 22, 1983 in Kansas City, Missouri, and is buried in Plattsburg, Missouri; and,

Helen Louise Cavender (“Helen Cavender”) born on October 7, 1916, and died on Januray 6, 1917.235 & 355

Thomas J. Cavender (“Thomas Cavender” & “Thomas Jefferson Cavender”?) born in May 1843 in either Scott County, Kentucky or in Fayette County, Kentucky, first married Sarah Hiple (“Sarah Hipple”? & “Sally Hipple”?) on July 18, 1868 in Clay County, Missouri, may have later married a Kate (“Katherine”?), died about 1924 in Clinton County, Missouri, and is buried in the Haynesville Cemetery in Clinton County, Missouri. Thomas Cavender had 2 children:

Ida Cavender born in February 1880; and,

Addie Cavender born about 1882;

Margaret P. Cavender (“Margaret Cavender” & “Maggie Cavender”?) born on August 18, 1846 in Scott County, Kentucky, married James Holt on February 25, 1869 in Scott County, Kentucky, and died on December 14, 1916 in Holt County, Missouri. James Holt was born about 1821 in North Carolina, was the son of Hezekiah Holt and Jane Rogers, and apparently was the brother of Elizabeth Jane Holt (“Elizabeth Holt”) who married George Washington Cavender (“George Washington” & “G.W. Cavender”), the brother of Margaret P. Cavender (“Margaret Cavender” & “ M.P. Cavender”). James Holt died on February 24, 1900 in Clay County, Missouri. James Holt and Margaret Holt had 4 children:

Joseph Holt born on December 29, 1869, and died on August 20, 1942;

Daniel Layton Holt (“Daniel Lawton Holt”? & “Daniel Holt”) born about 1871 in Lathrop, Missouri, married Annie Elizabeth Hudson (“Annie Hudson” & “Anne Hudson”), had 8 children, and died about 1953. Annie Hudson was born in September 1877;

Ola Holt who married Jack Dykes (“John Dykes”?); and,

Sallie A. Holt (“Sallie Holt”, “Sally Holt” & “Sarah Holt”?) born on March 4, 1891, and died about 1968; and,

James V. Cavender (“James Cavender”) born about 1862 in either Scott County, Kentucky or in Fayette County, Kentucky, married Sarah E. Cavender (“Sarah Cavender”, “Sally Cavender”?, “Sally E. Cavender”? & “Sallie Cavender”) and died about 1938. Sarah Cavender was born about 1867, died about 1938 in Clinton, County, Missouri, and is buried in the Haynesville Cemetery in Holt, County, Missouri. James Cavender and Sarah Cavender had 4 children:

Lela Cavender born in July 1891;

Susan Cavender (“Susie Cavender”) born in May 1894;

Jessie J. Cavender (“Jessie Cavender”) born on January 8, 1896, died on January 22, 1911, and is buried in the Haynesville Cemetery in Holt County, Missouri; and,

Cleta L. Cavender (“Cleta Cavender”) born on May 29, 1904, and died on January 12, 1915 in Holt County, Missouri;478

1816/02/xx Hezekiah Cavender of Williamson County, Tennessee and son of Hugh Cavender of Amelia County, Virginia and Charlotte County, Virginia, was listed as an object of charity in the care of Freeman Walker. In January 1829, Hezekiah was still listed as a pauper in the care of James Dupree. Apparently, a pauper was anyone who had some type of an affliction and/or could not care of himself/herself. It is to be noted that on January 6, 1810, Drury Pulliam sold 301 acres of land to William Thomas (“William B. Thomas”?) on the East side of the Big Harpeth River in Williamson County, Tennessee, which was adjacent to land owned and occupied by Oliver Williams and James Cavender, and excepting 3 acres which were previously deeded to Freeman Walker on June 5, 1805 by John McMurray. Thus, Freeman Walker and William Thomas were neighbors of Hezekiah Cavender's brother, Eudaley James Cavender. ("Eudaley Cavender"). 70 & 177
1816/05/14 Henry Caventer ("Henry Cavender"?), son of William Caventer ("William Cavender"?) and Mary Caventer ("Mary Cavender""), was christened in Nabbs Lane in Portsea, Saint John Parish, Hampshire County, England. Henry Caventer was a carpenter. 170 & 218
1816/08/21 Shadrack M. Cavender ("Shadrack Cavender") married Elizabeth Gilpin ("Elizabeth Cilpin"?) in Rowan County, North Carolina. Their witness was Edward Burige. 371
1816/10/xx William Ware was believed to living in Pittsylvania County, Virginia on this date.70
1816 (1) ALABAMA: William Cavender was then living in Alabama Territory, Madison County, Alabama.418

(2) KENTUCKY: Francis Cavender was born in Kentucky about 1816, his father and mother were both born in North Carolina, his son John E. Cavender ("John Cavender" & “J.E. Cavender”) was born about 1858 in Georgia, his daughter Susan Cavender was born about 1846 in Georgia and married a Ball, his grandson James Cavender was born about 1871 in Georgia and his parents were both born in Georgia, his granddaughter Minnie Cavender born about 1872 in Georgia and her parents were both born in Georgia, his grandson Ernest Cavender was born about 1874 in Georgia and his parents were both born in Georgia, and his granddaughter Lula Cavender was born about 1875 in Georgia and her parents were both born in Georgia. Lula Z. Cavender ("Lula Cavender" & “L..Z. Cavender”) is listed as having been born and died on January 8, 1895 and is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Maury County, Tennessee. 355

(3) TENNESSEE: In the fall of 1816, Jesse Cox, the son of James Cox, moved into Williamson County, Tennessee, on Beech Creek. On the first Sunday in October, 1817, he was baptized in the Big Harpeth Church known as the "Baptist Meeting House" and which existed prior to May of 1811. 70 & 187 Bryant Cavender was born in Tennessee about 1816, and in 1850 his family was living in Bradley County, Tennessee, and consisted of himself age 34, his wife Julia Cavender age 35 and thus born about 1815 and Barton Cavender age 11 and thus born about 1839. 137
1817/04/23 William Cavender married Rosanna Holt on this date in Clark County, Indiana.
1817/09/10 Reuben Cavender married Happy Bostick in Kent County, Delaware. 269
1817/09/26 Margaret Cavender married Robert Dunn in Norfolk County, Virginia. The ceremony was conducted by Thomas T. Jones ("Thomas Jones"), a Methodist elder. 355
1817/10/02 Robuck Hudson was born on this date. He was the son of Thomas Hudson who died about 1844 and Jennie Hudson (formerly "Jennie Cavender") who died about 1856 in Woodford County, Kentucky. Robuck Hudson married Mary Washington Preston ("Mary Preston" & "Elizabeth Preston"?) March 17, 1842 in Howard County, Missouri. Mary Preston was born in Clark County, Kentucky. The children of Robuck Hudson and Mary Hudson were: Mary C. Hudson ("Mary Hudson" & "Elizabeth Hudson"); Cassandra Hudson; Joella Hudson; and, Ira Lee Hudson ("Ira Hudson").279
1817 (1) C. Cavender owed $37.94 and Charles Kavanaugh owed $30.25 to the estate of John Sample of Williamson County, Tennessee. 72

(2) Joseph Cavender family was living in Wilkes County, North Carolina comprising 3 males and 8 females. 355



(3) William Cavender is believed to have been born about 1817 in Connecticut. He was of Baptist religion, first married Mary Nichols who was born about 1817, later married Lucretia Heustis sometime between 1865 and 1869, died February 25, 1879 in Dutch Hollow, East Avon, Livingston County, New York, and is buried in the East Avon Cemetery in East Avon, Livingston County, New York. Lucretia Heustis was born about 1834, died in 1909, and is buried with her husband. According to William Cavender's obituary dated February 27, 1879, he was 62 years of age when he died, thus he would have been born in 1817. In 1839, the William Cavender and Mary Cavender were living in Starkey, Yates County, New York where their first daughter, Mary Amelia Cavender ("Mary Cavender" & “Mary A. Cavender”) was born. In the 1840 census, they were living in Milo, Yates County, New York, and, in 1850 they were living in Avon, Livingston County, New York. In the 1850 census, William Cavender was listed as being 35 years of age and born in New York, thus born about 1815. His wife Mary Cavender was listed as being 33 years of age and born in New York, thus born about 1817. The children of William Cavender and Mary Cavender were listed as all being born in New York and were as follows:

Mary Amelia Cavender ("Mary Cavender" & “Mary A. Cavender”), age 11 and thus born about 1839 in Starkey, Yates County, New York, married Gilbert Leach Beckwith ("Gilbert Beckwith") in December 1857 and they eventually became the parents of 12 children. Mary Cavender died April 19, 1932 in East Avon, Livingston County, New York, and is buried in East Avon, Livingston County, New York. In 1865, William Cavender was living with his daughter, Mary Beckwith, in Lima, Livingston County, New York. Gilbert Beckwith was the great grandfather of Barbara Clancy of Fort Wright, Kentucky;

Julia Cavender, age 10, thus born about 1840;

Harriet A. Cavender ("Harriet Cavender", “H.A. Cavender” & "Harriett"?), age 7, thus born about 1843; and,

Alvira E. Cavender ("Alvira Cavender" & “A.E. Cavender”), age 3, thus born about 1847. In the 1855 census for New York State, William Cavender is listed as being 60 years of age, thus born in 1795, widowed, and that his children at that time living at home were:

Mary Cavender, age 16, born in Yates County, New York, and thus born about 1839;

Harriett Cavender, age 11, born in Livingston County, New York, and thus born about 1844; and,

Alvira Cavender, age 7, born in Livingston County, New York, thus born about 1848. In the 1860 census, William Cavender was listed as being 45 years of age, born in Connecticut, and thus born about 1815. As to his children: Harriett Cavender was listed as being 16 years of age, born in New York, and thus born about 1844; and Alvira Cavender was listed as being 12 years of age, born in New York, and thus born about 1848.

The children of William Cavender and Lucretia Cavender were:


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