1788 Drury Taylor Born: about in Elbert Co., GA Died: 06 DEC 1845 in Jefferson Co., IL
Spouses: Elizabeth Dupree William May ( father of Dempsey May who still lives at 92), William Lomax, Joseph Shouse, Drury Taylor, Charles Brown and John Johnson fromGeorgia settled on Hurricane Creek and John Hales, Jonathan May, William and Henry Hunter who settled on Tumbling Creek.
Goodpseed History of Humphreys County Tn 1886 Drury Taylor, John S Taylor, and William Taylor appear on the 1820 Hickman County, TN census.
Abner Ponder also appears there in 1820. I don't know if it is a coincidence, but he obtained 1500 acres of land in a grant in Elbert Co. GA next to my ancestor, William Taylor, Sr. And his brother, John Taylor. William Taylor, Sr. also had a son, Drury Taylor, who moved to Smith Co. TN, later to Jefferson Co. IL. http://genforum.com/tn/humphreys/messages/212.html
www.familysearch.com. There are a few records on the Drury Taylor family there . http://genforum.com/tn/humphreys/messages/106.html
In the Dickson County, Tennessee, Handbook, by Jill Garrett, there is:
Drury Taylor listed as a buyer in the estate sale of Moses Easley. Also, a "D. Taylor" is shown as a buyer in the estate sale of John Turner. http://genforum.com/tn/humphreys/messages/105.html Drewry Taylor b 1778 SC (Drury Taylor)
Jincey b 1778 Sc
children b Tn
John (never married) b 1799
Drewry b 1804 m Nettie?
Geo.Wash b 1805 m Matilda?
James E b 1811 m Anna?
Gincey b 1814 m Stephen Forsee
Andrew Jackson b 1820 m Louisa Bibb
Drury was a large land owner on Hurricane Ck.and is buried in Humphreys Co.Tn,on Pullen farm. Appreciate any info on this family. http://genforum.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?hurricane::tn/humphreys::96.html Drury Taylor Born: about 1788 in Elbert Co., GA Died: 06 DEC 1845 in Jefferson Co., IL Spouses: Elizabeth Dupree Children of William Taylor and Martha Hunt are:
+ 51 i. John Taylor, born Abt. 1763 in NC; died March 19, 1815 in Washington, Adams Co., MS.
+ 52 ii. Barzilla Taylor, born Abt. 1768 in NC; died May 06, 1828 in Union Twp., Montgomery Co., IN.
+ 53 iii. George Taylor, born Abt. 1780 in NC; died Unknown in Smith Co., TN.
+ 54 iv. Joseph Taylor, born Abt. 1767 in Richmond Co., NC; died Abt. 1825 in Smith Co., TN.
55 v. Unknown Taylor, born Abt. 1773; died Unknown.
+ 56 vi. Samuel Taylor, born Abt. 1770 in NC; died Bet. 1825 - 1830 in Vanderburgh Co., IN.
+ 57 vii. William Taylor, Jr., born September 07, 1778 in NC; died March 24, 1845 in Elbert Co., GA.
58 viii. Martha Ann Taylor, born Abt. 1782 in Richmond Co., NC; died Aft. 1860 in Elbert Co., GA. She married William Terrell Abt. 1799; born 1762 in VA; died October 1850 in Elbert Co., GA.
+ 59 ix. Henry H. Taylor, born Abt. 1776 in NC; died June 04, 1835 in Indian Creek, DeKalb Co., TN.
+ 60 x. Drury Taylor, born Abt. 1788 in Elbert Co., GA; died December 06, 1845 in Jefferson Co., IL.
61 xi. James Taylor, born Abt. 1790 in Wilkes Co., GA; died February 20, 1871 in White Co., IL.
He married (1) Rachel Rose Abt. 1800; born Abt. 1790; died Abt. 1852 in Vandenburg Co., IN.
He married (2) Ede Elizabeth Unknown Abt. 1853; born Abt. 1804 in TN; died Unknown. http://www.genwebsite.com/reports/taylor_rpt.htm
18th Nov., 1760, Robert Gray, of Rowan County, North Carolina, by John Tate, to James Craige, 5 shillings, 200 acres in Borden's tract, corner to tract sold by Francis Beaty on Flat Spring Run; corner Thomas Berry; conveyed by Borden, Jr., to David Kerr, and by David Kerr and Kathrine to Robert. Teste: Gabriel Madison, John Frogg, Luke Bowyer."
Notes: "18th Nov., 1760, Robert Gray, of Rowan County, North Carolina, by John Tate, to James Craige, 5 shillings,
Flat Spring Run
Kathrine Karr or Katherine Kerr
David Kerr or David Karr
"18th Nov., 1760, Robert Gray, of Rowan County, North Carolina, by John Tate, to James Craige, 5 shillings, 200 acres in Borden's tract, corner to tract sold by Francis Beaty on Flat Spring Run; corner Thomas Berry; conveyed by Borden, Jr., to David Kerr, and by David Kerr and Kathrine to Robert. Teste: Gabriel Madison, John Frogg, Luke Bowyer."
Ann Kerr. Born, circa 1764. Died, after 1846, in Dickson Co., TN . She married William Charles Wiley, circa 1785, in Guilford Co., Nc. http://www.columbiagypsy.net/davker.htm
1764 March 1: Benj.Starratt to David Karr for £20 NC money, 547 A adj. John McAdoo granted by Granville 26 Aug 1762. Wit. James Carter, Hugh Forester.
Researchers Notes: Capt John McAdoo was a Rev. War Veteran from NC
Researchers Notes This John McAddoo lives 8 places from the widow Anne Johnson on Hurricane Creek in Humphreys Co. Tn in 1837 tax List
10 Apr 1765: Benj. Starratt sold 200 A on n. side of Buffalo adj. to David Karr to Wm. Matthews.
18 Apr 1765: David Karr to Benjamin Starratt a tract on S. Buffalo. Wit. Frances McBride, John Stuart, Ralph Gorrell.
1766: David Karr witnessed sale from Benj. Starret to John Hall, Buffalo Creek.
16 Jun 1768: David Karr and wife Catron (X) to Ralph Gorrell for £50 proc 300A adjacent William Matthews, Benjamin Starratt, John Karr
Notes: 10 Apr 1765: Benj. Starratt sold 200 A on n. side of Buffalo adj. to David Karr to Wm. Matthews
1770 Guilford County formed from Orange and Rowan County NC
Joseph Odell, Grant #410, entry 1 Dec 1778, issued 1 March 1780, 300 acres on middle fork of Buffaloe Island Creek adjacent Joseph Gibson. http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.northcarolina.counties.guilford/239.266/mb.ashx
1782 Guilford Co. Deeds:David Kerr to James Starret, both of Guilford Co., 1782, £2,050, 100 acres of land "...lying on the North side of South Buffaloe in the County aforesaid, being a Part of a Tract of Land deeded to the sd David Kerr for six hundred and thirty seven Acres by Deed by John Earle Granville, the seventeenth day of September 1744. Beginning at a white oak runing thence East one hundred and one Poles to a Red Oak, thence South one hundred and fifty nine Poles in a Hickory in Ralph Gorrels line, thence West one hundred and Ten poles with Gorrels line, thence West one hundred and Ten poles to a stake, thence North one hundred and fifty nine Poles to the Beginning, containing one hundred Acres..." Etc. David Kerr (seal) Witness: William Clark
200 acres in Borden's tract, corner to tract sold by Francis Beaty on Flat Spring Run; corner Thomas Berry; conveyed by Borden, Jr., to David Kerr, and by David Kerr and Kathrine to Robert. Teste: Gabriel Madison, John Frogg, Luke Bowyer."
Notes: Guilford Co. Deeds: William Kerr, BOS from John Galbraith K-283 ca. 1809
William Kerr, to Ralph Gorrell, both of Guilford Co., 13 Sep 1814, for £510 "...being a certain tract of land which David Kerr Dec'd --- by his last will & Testament bearing date " 19 Nov 1802 "and by his sd Last Will & Testament did Devise the following Tract of land to his Son William Kerr...Beginning at a Parcel of Small Racks (?) whereon stood Two white Oaks & on the South Side of south Buffalo Creek on Adam Lacknon line running thence North Crossing a Small Branch of the Creek Eighty poles to a Black and Sweet Gum on S. Lackey's line one on Each side of a small Branch thence went forty one poles to an Ash & Two White Oaks & Ellum Tree thence North Crossing Two Small Branches Two hundred & fifteen poles along Duff's line to a post oak thence south on John Hanner's line Eighty poles to a post oak thence East seventeen poles to a post Oak thence South Crossing a Branch one hundred Sixty poles to a grub in S. Gorrells line thence East Crossing the eek three Times along and with the sd Ralph Gorrell's line Two hundred & seventy nine poles to a Bent Hickory Grub thence North eighty three poles to Walter McConnell's line thence west forty poles to the first station Containing by Estimation three hundred & forty acres...more at less..." Etc. William Kerr (seal) Witnesses: Jos Davis, David Kerr.
William Kerr, to James H. Starrat, both of Guilford Co., NC, 15 Sep 1814, for $75. On the "...waters of South Buffalow. Beginning at a pine & turning thence East Sixty Seven Poles to a grub in Wm Armfields line thence South along his line one hundred & twenty poles to a Black Jack thence west Sixty Seven poles to a White Oak Saplen thence along David Gallaspies line one hundred and twenty poles to the first station Containing 20 acres..." Etc. Signed William Kerr (seal). Witnesses: James Dunning, David Kerr.
William Kerr, of Guilford Co., from John McAdow, of Dickson Co., TN, 24 Oct 1809, filed 4 Feb 1815, for $50. "...on the waters of Buffalow Creek Beginning at a pine and Turning thence East Sixty seven poles to a grub on William Armfields line thence south along his line one hundred and twenty poles to a Black Jack thence West Sixty Seven poles to Bush thence along David Gillaspies line North one hundred & twenty poles to the first Station containing fifty acres..." Etc. Signed John McAdow (seal Witnesses: John Howell, John Gullett.
My Researchers Notes: This Kerr families are married to the Wiley families of Buffalow CreekGuilford Co NC and then they go of to Dickson Co. Tn. by 1809. This McAdoo Families of Dickson Co. Tn and those that lived by Anne Johnson in 1837 Tax District of Humphreys Co. Tn.
My Researchers Notes: Buffalo Creek goes up and into Henry Co. Va. where William Johnson lived by Roland Chiles. Our Hudson Johnson died 1828 Dickson Co. Tn. lived with William Johnson in one of the tithes lists of 1776-1780 Henry Co. Va
#1761 Years: 1761 Provenance Click on item to view record. Mars Secretary of State Record Group Granville Proprietary Land Office: Land Entries, Warrants, and Plats of Survey
Rowan County, A-Bo Title Andrew Bailie,. Rowan Co. Creator: Office of Secretary of State Granville Proprietary Land Office Languages: Call Number: S.108.270 - S.108.283
Location: MFR MARS Id: 220.127.116.11 (Folder) Other Ids: Physical Description: Quantity: Other Copies: Related Materials: Arrangement:
Scope / Contents: View Abbreviated Scope / Contents Land entry: 1761 December 11. 700 acres. Descriptive references for land: Yadkin River, Thomas Whitaker, Edmund
Johnson, Peter Pheagley, Tuter Leney Warrant: 1761 December 11. 700 acres.
Descriptive references for land: Yadkin River, Thomas Whitaker, Edmund
Johnson, Peter Pheagley, Tuter Leney
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Index Terms Personal Names
Geographical Names Rowan County Yadkin River
Source / Donor: Note:
Yadkin River 1761 Samuel Curtis Rowan Co., NCContact:Brenda Keck Reed BRENDREED@aol.com
See above in 1759 Rowan CO
1761 Joshua Curtis Rowan Co., NCContact: Brenda Keck Reed BRENDREED@aol.com
1761 Rowan CO NC tax list Joshua CURTIS, Benjamin ELLIS, John ELLIS (wife Rachel) http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/COPE/2005-05/1117391916
1743- Morgan & Joseph Bryan admin. estate of Mary CURTIS ( wife of Thomas has been listed ) VS Thomas TURNER & John ELLIS.
Note: this Joseph Bryan should be the father of Rebecca Bryan who marr. Daniel BOONE.
RESEARCH NOTES:: 1 Oct 1754- Deed Rowan CO NC-John ELLIS of Kredwick CO VA- to EVAN ELLIS for livestock.
Wit: William JOHNSON and ABEL WALKER http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/COPE/2005-05/1117391916
RESEARCH NOTES:: Samuel Bryan his will is in Rowan CO NC are John and Margaret ELLIS –
A John Ellis married Margaret Bryan 11 Mar 1779 Rowan CO NC.
Samuel Strode is listed brother of Martha Strode who marr. Morgan Bryan (some list in Chester CO PA ca 1719 ).
RESEARCH NOTES:: 1796 Rowan Co. Will Book B: Evan Ellis Will In the name of God amen. I Evan Ellis of Rowan County in the state of North Carolina being weak in body, but in perfect mind and memory thanks be given to Almighty God for his mercies and calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, Do make and ordain this my last will and Testament, Principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it to me and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a Christian like manner at the desecration of my friends and Executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly goods as it has pleased God to bless me with I give demise and dispose of in manner and form as follows-
Item I will that all my just debts be paid by my Executors,
Item I will and bequeath unto my son James Ellis the tract of land whereon I now live containing four hundred and eleven acres to him and his heirs forever, and also my black horse, and one wagon and four ----- of gears belonging thereunto, one cow and calf his choice, and one three year old heifer, two feather beds, bed steads and furniture his choice, and the remaining part of stock of hogs, one plow and plow tackling, one set of mail rings, one iron wedge, one mattock, and a piece of full cloth.
Item: I will unto my cousin William Ellis my great coat.
Item : I will that what remains of my stock and all other of my estate , except what is before mentioned , and my wearing apparel be valued by three men chosen by my children and all debts due me be equally divided among my children, John, Evan, William, Isaac, and James, and I do hereby constitute make and ordain my trusted sons John Ellis & Evan Ellis Executors of this my last will and testament and I do hereby disallow and disanul all other wills and bequest by me made or done heretofore, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighth day of December In the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety six.
Signed sealed published and pronounced in the presents of Thomas Brewer (X) Matthew Johnston Joshua Jones by Evan Ellis Recorded Rowan Count Will Book B Transcribed by Bob & Linda Ellis, Duluth Ga. File at: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/rowan/wills/ellis208gwl.txt
Ellis-Forbis Cemetery earliest recorded burial in Yadkin County near Shallowford and Huntsville.
Thomas Forbes b. 1/2/1760 d. 5/13/1779
John Ellis b. 4/1/1723 d. 1/26/1753
Eliza H. Johnson b. 1736 d. 12/28/1754 age 18 years.
There are 25 unmarked graves in this cemetery. http://boards.ancestry.ca/surnames.forbis/4.37/mb.ashx
1761 Rowan CO NC tax list Joshua CURTIS, Benjamin ELLIS, John ELLIS (wife Rachel) http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/COPE/2005-05/1117391916
Isaac Beeson son of Richard & Charity who marr. Phebe Strode dau. of
Samuel are on a 1761 Rowan CO NC tax list with JoshuaCURTIS, Benjamin ELLIS (wife Rachel), John ELLIS taxed with him are James and William ELLIS, Benjamin Beeson , Christopher Nation - he is on the Frederick CO VA deeds. Frederick CO VA cont-
Isaac Beeson son of Richard Beeson & Charity who marr.
Phebe Strode dau. of Samuel Strode are on a 1761 Rowan CO NC tax list with Joshua CURTIS, Benjamin ELLIS, John ELLIS (wife Rachel) taxed with him are James and William ELLIS, Benjamin Beeson , Christopher Nation - he is on the Frederick CO VA deeds. http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/COPE/2005-05/1117391916 RESEARCH NOTES: the first 2 pages for Frederick CO VA deeds starting in 1743 shows Richard & Charity Grubb Beeson selling land to sons Benjamin, Richard , Edward and and son-in-law Mordecai Mendenhall. http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/COPE/2005-05/1117391916 RESEARCH NOTES: this Abel Walker lives in Frderick CO VA and is a Quaker- Hopewell records show Abel Walker JR son of Abel & Sina was b) 13.1.1735 marr. Mary BEESON 11.12.1761 dau. of Edard Beeson & Martha (Mendenhall ? ) http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/COPE/2005-05/1117391916
1777 July 1, a man named JOSHUA CURTIS served as Ensign in the 4th North Carolina in Nelson's Company commanded by Col. Thomas Polk, resigning 21 February 1778. (Roser of North Carolina Soldiers in the American Revolution). He received land grant # 3054 for 741 acres of land for 24 months service, within the limits of the lands allotted to Governor Martin. Contact: Brenda Keck Reed BRENDREED@aol.com
Abner Johnson is the Brother of Gideon Johnson who served a tour in Capt. Armstrongs Company who served with 3 Curtis brother, Joshua Curtis, Sgt Reben Curtis and Peter Curtis.
Capt Nelson Colonel PAISLEY’s regiment, ABNER JOHNSON, a resident of Maury County, Tennessee, aged 73:
“In the year 1777 (and as well as he can remember) [It appears from the battle description that the year was 1778-79] in the month of October of that year, volunteered in Guilford County, North Carolina under Captain JOHN NELSON, who was a captain in his neighborhood, and when the men were called for, all who did not volunteer to make up the number wanted were to be drafted, this deponent volunteered, and so did all the rest, except one who was drafted. The name of the lieutenant was CHARLES HUGHES and the name of the ensign was GEORGE PARKS, and this deponent and one ALLEN WALKER were sergeants of the company. His company belonged to Colonel PAISLEY’s regiment, which together with Colonel SAUNDERS regiment from Granville County, NC were under the command of General