Fuschia color is tony L. Johnson, Peggy Johnson and Lee Johnson’s Relations mostly: Burton Farmer, Carter, Dale, Lound,Haile & Hatcher relations

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James Robertson,

John Sevier,

Isaac Shelby,

William Bailey Smith,

John Williams,

Thomas Hart

Nathaniel Hart,

Nathaniel Henderson,

Jesse Benton,

Valentine Searcy
Jacob Brown,

Thomas Price,

Mr. Luttrells

Mr. Twitty

Samuel Tate

Thomas McDowell

Jeremiah McFeters

Otter Creek.

Virginian William Cocke,

Page Portwood of Rowan.

Michael Stoner

Martins Station

Carter and Lucas;

1774 Rowan Co. Jacob BECK deed of which he purchased land on Dutchman's Creek from Michael BEAM. http://genforum.genealogy.com/nc/rowan/messages/398.html

Jacob BECK

Jacob BECK wrote a will in 1775; it was probated in 1777. His will lists the following heirs:

Wife: Catrina or Catherine
Sons: Jacob and Ludwick (in later records Ludwick seems to be spelled Ludwig or Lewis)
Daughter: Catherine James. http://genforum.genealogy.com/nc/rowan/messages/398.html

Michael BEAM

On August 7, 1774, a Jane Glasscock became a member of the Dutchman's Creek Baptist Church. I assume that she was the second wife of this Gregory; thus he had apparently moved to Rowan County by 1774. http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/GLASCOCK/2005-10/1128390487

Gregory Glasscock

1778 Gregory Glasscock also entered 400 acres on the south side of Dutchman's Creek in 1778. http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/GLASCOCK/2005-10/1128390487

1774 Aug. 8: CHAPTER IX THE SAFETY COMMITTEE Rowan County has the distinction of being the first county in North Carolina to organize a safety committee.1 This fact shows that the people were keenly alive to the cause of the colonies. The first committee met August 8, 1774. Its members were James McCay, Andrew Neal, George Cathey, Alexander Dobbins, Francis McCorkle, Matthew Locke, Maxwell Chambers, Henry Harmon, Abraham Denton, William Davidson, Samuel Young, John Brevard, William Kennon, George Henry Barringer, Robert Bell, John Bickerstaff, John Cowden, John Lewis Beard, John Nesbit, Charles McDowell, Robert Blackburn, Christopher Beekman, William Sharpe, John Johnston, and Morgan Bryan.

The records of the Rowan Committee of Safety have been preserved in Wheeler's "History of North Carolina" and in the Colonial Records and they give an insight into the opinions and purposes of the times. Though this committee began its administration before the Revolution its actions belong to the Revolutionary period, and will not be discussed in this sketch. 3 Caruthers, 30-31. 4 Bernheim, 260-261. 5 Rumple, 84-85. 6 Col. Rec., IX, xxxii. 7 Col. Rec., IX, 1024-1026; Rumple, 147. 52 James Sprunt Historical Publications

James McCay, Andrew Neal, George Cathey, Alexander Dobbins, Francis McCorkle, Matthew Locke, Maxwell Chambers, Henry Harmon, Abraham Denton, William Davidson, Samuel Young, John Brevard,

John Brevard Birth: 1715 in Elk River Cecil Co., MD Death: 15 Sep 1790 in Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina married Jean McWhorter Birth: Abt 1726 in Pencader Hundred New Castle, DE Death: 25 Mar 1800 in Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina

George Combs enlisted in Captain BREVARD’s company of Regulars in the North Carolina line sometime in the month of May in the year 1780 or 1781 http://www.combs-families.org/combs/military/rw/s41497.htm

Sold to



DEED BOOK 17, Page 130

23 September 1799
This indenture made the twenty third Day of September in the year of our

Lord one thousand seventeen hundred and ninety-nine Between ALEXANDER

MARTIN, Esquire of the County of Rockingham in the State of North

Carolina of the one part; and Barnard Cryder of the town of Salisbury,

in the State aforesaid Taveron Keeper of the other part. Witnesseth that

the said Alexander Martin, Esq. for & in consideration of the sum of one

hundred pounds current money to him in hand paid by the said Barnard

Cryder at or before the sealing & Delivery of these presents hath given,

granted, bargained sold and conveyed and by these presents doth give,

grant bargain sell & convey unto the said Barnard Cryder his heirs and

assigns all that certain parcel of land being one fourth part of a lott

situate lying & being in the town of Salisbury in the State aforesaid

Known and distinguished in the plan of the said Town by the name of

Number One in the East Square thereof which said one fourth or a quarter

part of said Lott begins at the end of six poles down Corbin Street from

the West corner of said lot, and runs north East three poles along said

Street to the corner of Johnson’s late quarter, now said Cryders

aforesaid lot, thence with said John Johnsons or Cryders line South East

twelve poles to the line of the lott Number Nine, thence with the line

of said lott South West three poles to the corner of Paul Barringers

half of said lot. Number one now Richmond Pearson, Esq. thence with

said Barringers line North West twelve poles to the Beginning Containing

thirty six square poles which lot was granted by James Carter & Hugh

Forster Commissioners of said Town by Deed to James Bowers by the said

James Bowers to John Brevard, Esq. and by the said John Brevard to the

said Alexander Martin, reference to all which will more fully appear,

together with all & singular the appurtenances and all the Estate right

title interest property claim and Demand whatsoever of him the said

Alexander Martin of into or out of the same or any part thereof. To

have & to Hold the said land that is to say one fourth part or quarter

of a lot No. one hereby granted or meant mentioned or intended to be

granted with the appurtenances unto the said Barnard Cryder his Heirs &

Assigns to & for his and their only proper use benefit and behoof

forever, And the said Alexander Martin & his heirs, Execrs. And

Administrators covenant promise grant & agree to & with the said Barnard

Cryder & his heirs one fourth or quarter of lott number one and premises

against him the said Alexander Martin and all other persons whatsoever

claiming or to claim by from through or under them or either of them,

shall & will well & truly warrant and forever defend by these presents.

In Witness whereof the said First Party to these presents hath hereunto

set his hand and seal the day and year herein first before written.

Alex: Martin {seal}

Sealed and Delivered

In the presence of us} Henry Giles Conrad Gillam

Children of John Brevard and Jean McWhorter

Nancy Brevard Death: Abt 1781 in Head Of Catawba River, NC mar John Davidson

Ephraim J P Brevard Death: 1781 in Charlotte Town, Mecklenburg Co., NC mar Martha Mary Polk 17 Nov 1779 in Rowan (Iredell) Co., NC

Benjamin Brevard Spouse: Mary WINSLOW b: 11 Aug 1758

John Brevard Death: Abt 1826 Spouse: Hannah THOMPSON Marriage Date: December 22, 1783 Rowan County, North Carolina

Elizabeth (Mary) Brevard Burial: Hopewell Presb.Church Mecklenburg NC Spouse: Robert HARRIS

Hugh Brevard Birth: 1748 in Orange Of Anson Co., NC Death: 30 Jun 1781 in Burke Co., N.C. mar Jean (Jane) Young

Adam Brevard Birth: Mar 1753 in Rowan (Iredell) Co., NC , mar Mary Winslow

Alexander Brevard Birth: 17 Apr 1755 in Iredell (Now Alexander) Co., NC Death: 1 Nov 1829 in Mount Tizah, Lincoln Co., NC

Jane Brevard mar Ephraim Davidson

Joseph Brevard Birth: Abt 1766 in Iredell (Now Alexander) Co., NC Death: 11 Oct 1821 in Camden, SC Rebecca Kershaw

Rebecca Brevard wife of John Jones,, died in Giles Co. TN and is buried along side her husband in the Hopewell Cemetery.

William Kennon, George Henry Barringer, Robert Bell, John Bickerstaff, John Cowden, John Lewis Beard, John Nesbit, Charles McDowell, Robert Blackburn, Christopher Beekman, William Sharpe, John Johnston, and Morgan Bryan.

Johnston,  80, 

Although the English Parliament repealed the “Stamp Act,” they did not abandon
their claim to tax the colonies, but directly asserted it. And so in 1767 another Act, not less an invasion of colonial liberty, was adopted. This was the famous “Bill” imposing a tax on glass, paper, painters’ colors, and tea, imported into the colonies.
This Act being resisted was followed by other Acts of unfriendly legislation, such
as the suspension of the Legislative Assembly of New York, and closing the port
of Boston. In consequence of this, the “General Court” of Massachusetts sent a
circular to the other colonies, asking their co-operation in devising some method ofobtaining a redress of grievances. This circular was laid before the General
Assembly of North Carolina, in November, 1768, by Col. John Harvey, the
Speaker of the House, but no decisive steps appear to have been taken. In fact, theGovernor kept his watchful eye upon the Assembly and stood ready to prorogue itssessions at the first indication of the spirit of union and independence. Thus it happened that North Carolina was not represented in the first Provincial Congress of the Colonies, nor indeed until the General Congress assembled in Philadelphia, in September, 1774. The way the “Provincial Congress” of North Carolina came into existence at the last was as follows: In 1773, the House of Burgesses of Virginia resolved upon establishing committees of correspondence between the several colonies, and sent forth circulars to the various Provincial Legislatures. The Virginia “Circular,” as well as letters from some of the other Provinces, was laid before the North Carolina Assembly by Speaker Harvey in this same year, and the Assembly seized the opportunity to appoint a committee to watch the proceedingsof the English Parliament and to=2
0concert with the other Provinces measures for the general defense. The committee appointed consisted of Speaker Harvey, Richard Caswell, Samuel Johnston, Hewes, Vail, Harnett, Hooper, John Ashe, and Howe.
When the Virginia House of Burgesses proposed the holding of another General
Congress, after the closing of the port of Boston, Governor Martin intimated that
he would repeat Governor Tryons old trick of proroguing the North Carolina
Assembly, and thus prevent the Province from being represented in that Congress.

1774 Aug. 27 On the third day of their session, the Congress adopted twenty-five resolutions, that embody the principles of independence and resistance to tyranny. These resolutions prudently affirmed a loyal regard for the British constitution, and devotion to the House of Hanover, but at the same time declared that allegiance should secure protection; that no person should be taxed without his own consent, either personal or by representation; that the tax on tea was illegal and oppressive; that the closing of the port of Boston, and sending persons to England to be tried for acts committed in the colonies, were

unconstitutional; and that it was the duty of our people to cease all trade with the
mother country, or any Province that refused to co-operate in measures for the
general welfare. They also approved the movement for a General Congress in
Philadelphia, in September following, and appointed William Hooper, Joseph
Hewes, and Richard Caswell to represent this Province in said General Congress.
After authorizing Moderator Harvey, or in case of his death Samuel Johnstone, to
call the Congress together, if occasion should require it, the body adjourned. In the Spring of the year 1775, the Provincial Congress met again in Newbern, and
Rowan sent as deputies Griffith Rutherford, William Sharpe, and William Kennon.
At subsequent meetings of this Congress, at Hillsboro and Halifax, Rowan was
represented by Matthew Locke, James Smith, and John Brevard.

82 HISTORY OF ROWAN COUNTY From: johnnylumen@comcast.net

Aug. 10, 1774; JOHN JOHNSTON, b. d. Aug. 29, 1816, Rowan Co., North Carolina. Reported child of ELIZABETH DICKEY and WM. JOHNSTON

1775. Minyard Harris and Sarah Johnson married in Charlotte County VA in 1764 and moved to Rowan County in 1775.

Records and Information Wilkes County , North Carolina Land Records

According to my records, Minyard (b. 1742, d. October 7, 17 80) married Sarah Johnson, sis of Mary ("Polly") Johnson (who had married Minyard's brother, Edward).

It appears that Minyard and Sarah were both from Lunenburg and Charlotte Counties in Virginia.

I have a copy of a deed for land they purchased on Twitty's Creek there.

Lunenburg was originally a parent of many counties, including Halifax and Charlotte Co unties.

It seems that Minyard and Sarah Johnson Harris married in Charlotte County VA in 1764 and moved to Rowan County in 1775.

That area of Rowan County later became Burke County and still later, became McDowel l Co.

"V.Mann" vmann@mindspring.com From: PatCLARE@aol.com

1775 Rowan/Salsbury Dist, N.C The youngest son of Darby Henley(3), Jeremiah was born

Descendants of Darby Henley Jr. by Debbie Johnson contact at: From: Debra Johnson

Generation No. 1
1. DARBY HENLEY JR. (DARBY3, HENRY2, RICHARD1) was born 18 Jul 1701 in Island Creek, Calvert, Maryland, 1, and died 1785 in Caswell Co., N.C..

He married (1) MARY M. ELLIOT 1730 in Baltimore, Md., daughter of WILLIAM ELLIOTT and ELEANOR. She was born 1705 in Calvert, Maryland, , and died in Calvert, Maryland, .

He married (2) MARY M. ELLIOT 1730 in 1730 in St.John's par,Baltimore,Md, daughter of WILLIAM ELLIOTT and ELEANOR. She was born 1705 in Calvert, Maryland, and died in Calvert, Maryland,

Just before 1760 Darby Jr. and his two unmarried daughters had gone to the Province of North Carolina by wagon train with other families from the same location across the mountains in search of

fertile land and probably to be rid of the "London Merchants" who had the settlers in debt to them.

Land Grant book No 14 of Orange Co. NC. we find Derby Henly-640 acres, Aug 4, 1760 lying on both sides of Millstone creek. Soon after receiving the Land Grant Darby applied for and got permission to

build a grist mill at the head of Millstone creek. With the help of his slaves and indentured servant or two, the mill was built of logs: a two storied structure that would serve his family and the surrounding

area with flour, cornmeal and bran for the livestock.

In the newly laid out town of Hillsborough, N.C. Darby bought 2 lots, one acre each in size, and built a "Mansion House" on each for his family.
In 1760 Darby Henley , Jr. left Maryland for North Carolina. Darby Henley (his son) stayed with his family in Baltimore, Md. He served in the French and Indian War as Lieutenant. He moved his family into Baltimore Town to live by buying a lot from Christopher Carnan in 1763. From MARYLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY MAGAZINE 9:362 : Darby Henley of Baltimore County, paid 2/10.7 1/2 for quartering soldiers of Capt. Joshua Beall's Co. of Prince George's County, Md. Militia. (no date); also from MARYLAND HISTORICAL MAGAZINE (French and Indian War) Darby Henley's name appears on Capt. Stansbury's Muster Roll for payment by the Province of Maryland in 1767.

Information from: Land Records Of Baltimore Co., Md. Vol B # L pg. 308-312

Desperate debts due estate of James Heath, listed: Thomas Lucas and Darby Henley 30 April 1765

He was an "Inn Keeper Ordinary"

TAVERN AND ORDINARY LICENSES IN BALTIMORE COUNTY, MARYLAND 1755-1763 written by Lillian Bayly Marks pgs 326-339 Maryland Historical Magazine Vol 78, No. 4, Winter 1983

Darby Henly is listed as Ordinary of an Inn in Hartford County, Md. He paid taxes on this Inn for the year 2763

By 1769 the family was in the Province of North Carolina, Orange Co. Town of Hillsborough. Later in Salsbury.

The youngest son of Darby Henley(3), Jeremiah was born in 1775 Rowan/Salsbury, N.C. Elizabeth the wife of Darby Heley(3) was living during the Revolutionary War. She died sometime between the year 1775 and 1787 which was about 12 years. The war lasted 7 years but Darby was away fighting for long periods of time from the time they arrived in Orange co, N.C. She was one of the innocent victims of the Revolution like so many others that starved or was harrased by Indian raids and Tories alike. Her family survived and began moving out to the other parts of the country.

Darby Henley(3) was a carpenter, a very good one. He traveled everywhere, in the state of Georgia and North Carolina to help in building. It seems that he was renting while in Georgia as he does not seem to have owned any land while there. When the new county of Jackson was created out ot Wilkes County, Georgia it threw the Henley family into Jackson County where they lived in Capt. Alexander Morrisons Company District,( Darby Henly pd.31-1/2 cents tax; no tax for land so he must have been renting.) On 4 Feb 1799 Darby Handley served as juror in Jackson County, Georgia.

The 1803 Tax List for Jackson County, Georgia list; (Georgia Pioneers Magazine)

Henly, Darby and Henly, Jere

Darby (3) and his wife, Mary Young Henley lived in Rowan Co, N.C. for about 4 years after their marriage; 11 years in the state of Georgia so at least one of their children was born in Rowan, Co. N.C. and the majority of their children were born in Jackson and Wilkes Co, Georgia between 1792 and 1803 (they lived 4 years in Wilkes Co before Jackson Co. was cut from Wilkes Co, Ga. From 1796 to 1803 equals 7 years in Jackson Co, Ga.

They probably went in a large group of people from Rowan County, N.C. including families of Radford Ellis and Richard Rogers and other in-laws. Darby is found making a living by carpentry in Washington, Georgia. He was well known as a builder and moved about quite often. from "The Story of Wilkes Co., Georgia" by Bowan pg 67.

Later that year a new county by the name of Jackson was cut from Wilkes county, Ga. throwing the family of Darby into Jackson county, Ga. where in the Records found there Darby Henley is listed a number of times.

In the GEORGIA PIONEERS MAGAZINE we find on the 1803 Tax List of Jackson COunty, Ga. listed: Darby Henly and Jere Henly. In all the family of Darby Henley lived in Wilkes and Jackson counties, Ga. at least fifteen years; 4 years in Wilkes and eleven years in Jackson county, Ga. They were in the Miss. Terri (Spanish Territory) by 1804-1805. Darby and Jeremiah Henley listed on the Tax List of claiborne Co., Miss. in 1805. THE AMERICAN STATE PAPERS early inhabitants of the Natchez Dist by Gillis shows; Darby Henley 1810 Tax list for Claiborne and Warren Co. Miss. The 1816 Hancock Co, Miss tax list shows: Burrell Perry and Jeremiah Henley.

By Sept 1811 we find Darby Henley as one of a long list of Petitioners of the Mississippi Territory to the Govenor. Payment is coming due on their land and their cotton is not being shiped overseas because of the War of 1812. (All shipments to Britian had been stopped) The planters were given more time to make payments on their land.

Darby the son of Darby and Elizabeth Chamberlain Henley had returned to Rowan County, N.C. by 1795 and his first child, John was born in Rowan COunty, N.C. that same year.

The children of Darby and Mary Young were born in Georgia. There were seven.

Darby died in Claiborne Co. Mississippi ca 1822. They left the state after he died in thet year (no will found)


2. i. JOHN5 HENLEY, b. 20 Jul 1739, Baltimore Co., Md.; d. Mar 1802, Washington, Ga..

Children of DARBY HENLEY and MARY ELLIOT are:

ii. DARBY5 HENLEY, b. 04 May 1733, Baltimore Co., Md..

iii. JAMES DUNBAR HENLEY, b. Abt. 1725, MD; d. May 1816, Person Co. NC.


The births of Darby and Mary Thatcher's children were in the Christ Church Parish. Baltimore Co. MD.

He married Martha Lytle, dau. of Lt.Col. Archibnald Lytle (Rev.War Soldier who fought under the command of Richard Caswell in NC.
iv. ANNE HENLEY, b. Abt. 1725.

v. MARY HENLEY, b. Abt. 1728, Baltimore Co., Md..

Generation No. 2
2. JOHN5 HENLEY (DARBY4, DARBY3, HENRY2, RICHARD1) was born 20 Jul 1739 in Baltimore Co., Md., and died Mar 1802 in Washington, Ga.. He married (1) MARGARET CHAMBERLAIN 12 Apr 1757 in Joppa, Baltimore, Md., daughter of JOHN CHAMBERLAIN and MARGARET GITTINGS. She was born 28 Feb 1744 in Joppa, Baltimore, Maryland, USA1, and died 1785 in Caswell, North Carolina, USA1,2. He married (2) KATHARINE Abt. 1785 in Wilkes Co., Ga..
Notes for JOHN HENLEY:

Soon after arriving in Orange Co. NC, John, James Dunbar, Darby Edmond and William became members of the "Loyal Regulators Association of NC". They were the sons of Darby Henley of Baltimore Co,Md. who had been granted 640 acres of land in Orange Co. Province of NC in

1760. (Land Grant No. 163, Book No. 14,p415 File No.658). The boys joined the local Militia in a Company formed by Thomas Thaxston, one of the directors of the town of Hillsborough. Records

show that Darby and John Henley; also James Thaxston, witnessed against the Insurgents at New Bern in March 1771. They received 4 pounds for this service. (State Records Vol.16,p.428.)

When it came to the Rev., our John would not join. He was in Hillsborough NC.

On the 17th of Aug. 1776, John Henley is found at a meeting of the Safety Council in Hillsborough, NC. complaining against impressment into service. (from Colonial Records of NC. Saunders Vol.

10-785); Proceedings of Safety Council, in Orange Co. in Hillsborough on Tuesday 27 Aug. 1776. John Henly appeared before the Com, & complained upon oath that a certain Doctor Edward Bryan, Lt. of Light Horse lately appointed by Brig. Gen. Person to attend Militia under Col. Ramsey, did come to his home with eight of his men on Friday the 23rd of Inst. & there having procured an order signed by Capt. John Moore & Archibald Murphey, 2 members of this Com. empowering them to press SD. John Henly, John Barnet; that sd. Henly having found means of escape...sd. Bryan did with abusive Language demand Ten Pounds from thee wife of sd Henly as a fine for his refusal. Sd. Bryan has advertized a reward for apprehending sd. Henly dead or alive; for which reason he demands protection of this Com.

Resolved this Com. have utter abhorence to every attemp to force a free man into the service...John Henly ought and will be protected. Com. to order comdg., officer of Militia which marched on the Indian expedition from Hillsborough Brigade to send sd. Bryan to this Board. John Hogan Ch'n.


copied from the original will in Washington, Ga. dated July 19, 1801/ Probated July 24 1806

1st and for the better maintenance and education of my children by my present wife Katharine, I do give and dispose of tuition to custody of them to my wife Catharine until such time as they and

either of them respectively continue unmarried and under the age of 21 years and that my wife remains my widow but if my wife die or marry: during the decease or marriage of any of my children I gave them

____her tuition and custody of such of my children as remain unmarried or under age of 21 years at marriage or death of my wife to Thomas Terrell,Junr. and Wm. Prince John McLowd whom I do constitute and appoint as trustees to my said children

2ndly I also do give and devise all those Freehold Lands tenements heredetaments lying and being in the town of Washington or elsewhere with rents___ and profits of all the singular premises I

likewise give to my said wife the use of my negroes during her natural life or while she remains unmarried excepting a negro girl named Nancy with the household furniture and all debts that may now be due or hereafter became due excepting one bed and Furniture to the lone use and behalf of my said wife and children.

3rdly I give and bequeath to my daughter Sukey Henly a negro girl by the name of Nancy to be delivered to her at the age of 6 with one bed and furniture at the time of marriage of Sukey with 50 dollars at the death or marriage of my wife which ever shall first happen.

ITEM to my son John Henly I give the sum of five dollars and John Henly the son of said John I give the sum of fifty dollars.

ITEM to son Philip Henly I give the sum of one Hundred Dollars.

ITEM to my son Edmund Henly the sum of fifty Dollars.

ITEM to my son Wm Henly the sum of fifty Dollars.

ITEM to my son James Henly the sum of one Hundred Dollars.

ITEM. to my son Darby Henly the sum of one Hundred Dollars

ITEM to my son Elijah Henly I give the sum of one Hundred Dollars.

ITEM to my son Micajah Henley the sum of five Dollars.

It is to be understood the above sums of money are not to be paid to the Legatees at the death or marriage of my wife which ever shall first happen but that the Legacies are to be kept in the hands of the Trustees of my Estate and children as above appointed until All my children become of age and in Fair Sale thus made of my remaining Property to be sold to the highest bidder and credited with good security such as my trustees shall approve of. I likewise Will that at the decease or marriage of

my wife and when my children come of age the negro Betsy with her offspring except Nancy as above directed and the monies arising from such Sale be equally divided among all my children.

I also Will that the Lands and Tenements Heredetaments and with Household Furniture that may then remain on the decease or marriage of my wife and when my children come of age to be sold as above directed and the money arising from such sale (when collected shall first be

applied to the discharge of the Legacies Here-to-fore given by this Will and the Remainder)to be Equally between my son Abner by my present wife and the rest of her children that is Abner to have one half and the other Half to be equally divided between my present wife's children. I likewise Will that my Negro fellow James to be given to my son Abner. I further declare all Wills Power of Attorney

Here-to-fore made to be Revoked and declare them to be nul and void to all tents and purpose whatever. This I declare to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have this nineteenth day of July in presence of ___my hand and Seal in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight Hundred and One. Codicil to the above Will

It is understood that the above sums of money are not to be at the decease or marriage of my wife but until all my children come of age and not until then shall the sales be made the Signing and

acknowledging of this day will the following words towit, when collected shall first be applied to this Will and Remainder were interlined between the Second and 3rd lines of this concluding page.

Signed Sealed and acknowledged in the presence of us.

Francis Willis

Abram Tyson John Henley, Senr.

Wm Prince

Recorded July 24 1806 Wilkes Co., Ga.

His Will was made 19 July 1801 Probated 24 July 1806 He was born in St. John"s Parish.

John and his wife Margaret arrived in Orange County,N.C. just prior to 1769-1770. John is listed in 1770 as member of the" North Carolina Loyal Regulators Association" the local Militia, serving under two Govenors, Tryon and Josias Martin. They fought against the Cherokee Indians in 1771 and in the Regulator uprising. In 1772 John Henley bought a lot in the town of Hillsborough, N.C. (Orange County); he built a Mansion House for his wife Margaret and children (Orange, Co, N.C. Deeds and Grants: 16 Mar 1772 Bk.3,p.474)

In 1777 they were living in the new county of Orange/Caswell , N.C. town of Hillsborough. The family moved to the Province of Georgia in 1783 with a group of other settlers, where they settled in Wilkes County, Town of Washington, Georgia. His youngest son, Micajah Henley is said to have been born in Georgia ca. 1783 (Lincoln County, Georgia) 1850 census. A deed for the disposal of the lot in Hillsborough, N.C. has not been found.

In the Will of Darby Henley , Caswell County, N.C. written 1784 John was not mentioned so it is thought that John recieved his inheritance while in Hillborough prior to leaving for Georgia. The Henleys were fairly well to do, I expect John received money for his share of inheritance as his brothers received the land in N.C.

When the county of Person was cut from Caswell Co, N.C. in 1792 Darby Henley and John Henley remained in Caswell County. James Denbar and his family; Edmund and his wife; Lettice Wetherale Henley were cut into Person County, N.C. where they remained till their deaths. "The Court Clerk buried the records as Cornwalis approached Hillsborough and failed to dig them up. Later he notified the current clerk but when the records were located most of the had rotted."

John Henley wrote his Will on 19th of July in 1801 / Probated in WIlkes County, Ga. 24 July 1806 Town of Washington (WIll Book 1806-1808 page 39 WIlkes Co., Ga.

The only mention of Henley in Caswell County, N.C. Will Book 1777-1814 (by KKK) is for John Henley as witness to Will of John Lea, written Aug. 17 1778. Lea lived northeast of the present town of Leasburg, just across the line of Person County of today. (p7).

In Caswell County deeds are found the following: Ann Neal, researcher

He married Katharina in the Spring or before 25 May 1787. On June 26, 1790 they were living in the Town of Washington, Georgia. John had acquired a fine home and several town lots. He was a "Merchant", a distiller of liquor pos. had a tavern or store in town. He was known to have been a carpenter also. From "Early Tax Returns of Georgia 1794 Wilkes County" we find: Col. William Bailey's Regiment, Capt William Spruce's Co. listed John Hendley, Senr 1 wm 2 slaves $200 value of lots.

From the "Story of Wilkes County, Georgia" by Bowen we read this story.

IT seens that a number of the merchants and local citizens of the vicinity of Washington, Georgia made whiskey and sold it with or without a license. "Often prominent merchants" were yearly "guests" of the court on this charge. For example, in 1790 the following were charged: John Henley, Ferdinand Phinizy, James Goolsby, William Reynolds, Thomas Walton, Cillin Reed, Fearick Sims, Mr. Rossear, Anthony Poullain, Charles McDonald, Peleg Green, Felix Gilbert, John Rice, Thomas Duke, and William Allen. Exasperated with the frequency of such cases, the jury attemted to curb these offences with the recommandation "that the law respecting retailing Spiritous Liquors be revised in such a manner as to permit Merchants and shop keepers to sell not less than a quart to a customer." There was a lot of speculation going on buying land and selling it hoping to profit by it in the town of

Washington. Money was scarce during the Revolutionary War, in face, tabacco was used for money for years. Every man tried to work his way up the ladder of material success by speculating on the land. It is not surprising that John Henley had bought land and several lots in Washington, Ga. He does not seem to have laid up a whole lot but they lived quite well for the times. His children were educated and married into some of the wealthiest families in the area of the Broad River in Franklin, Co., Georgia.

From the Original Papers from Wilke's Co., Georgia- Washington p. 234 - Will of John Henley, dec'd est. Abner Henley Admr.

Returns for 1818'

paid Fanny Henley certain sums

paid Peggy Henley " "

paid Polly Henley " "

Returns for 1822:

paid Sarah Farnesworth $96.00

paid Jas. C. Henley $100.00

paid John Henley 120.00

paid Peggy Henley 320.00

paid Polly Henley 326.00

Returns for 1823:

paid Wm Robinson, Admr. of Abijah Henley, dec'd $492.00

paid Darby Henley per order and Receipt of Thomas King $220.00

By 1800 cemeteries were beginning to be placed by the Churches instead of burying in family plots as had always been the custom. There were two cemeteries in the town of Washington, Ga. and as John died in 1802 it is supposed that he was buried in one of these; also Abijah, John,Jr., Abner and others.

After the death of John Henley, Senr. Katharine continued living in the town of Washington as guardian of her daughters. This would have been prior to 1818 as all the children had to be of age or married before the property and goods could be sold. It is not known whether she remarried of when or where she died.



A: 100 Darby Henley to Abram Childres

C: 43 Edmond Henley to Benjamin South

E: 244 James D. Henley to Joseph Gold


A: 72 Darby Henley, Sr. from Darby Henley, Jr.

A: 327 James D. Henley from A. Chambers

A: 431 Edmond Henley from North Carolina (Land Grant)

D: 83 James D. Henley from N.C.

D: 291 James D. Henley from N.C.

KKK abstracts of land grants for Caswell County, N.C.

p. 11--Edmund Henley 200 ac. June 8, 1779 on Henley Mill Creek

James Dunbar Henley 285 ac. Jan. 11 1779 on South Hico Creek

James Dunbar Henley 200 ac. Oct. 1, 1778 on Henley Mill Creek

Darby Jr. James D. and John are listed in St. Lawrence District, which was then the Northwestern quarter of todays Person County. John was also listed as guardian for J. Ball. Edmund must have been a merchant or some kind of tradesman.

Grantor Index : Henley deeds Person County, N.C.

1793 James d Henley sold 100 ac. on Henley Mill Creek A: 115

1793 James D. Henley sold 17 ac. on South Hyco A:121

1798 James D. Henley sold 6 ac. on S. Hyco C:34

1798 James D. Henley sold 100 ac. on Henley Mill Crek C:49

1821 Estate of James D. Henley sold land to Lewis Amis, a deed promised to him before he died, for 224 ac. on Hyco Creek.

The executor was Cary Williams.

P.4- The Dec. 1795 Probate of WIll of Daivd Vanhook shows that his Will was witnessed by James D. Henley

Tax List of Caswell County, N.C.

1789 St. Lawrence District (now Northwestern Person County)

Edmund Hendley 2 white polls 140 ac.

James DBar Henley 1 white poll 306 ac.




THOMAS CHAMBLERLAIN was born ca 1682. and died 1720 in St. John's Parish, Baltimore Co., Md., at the age of 38. He married MARY ab 1705.

Thomas first appeared in Baltimore Co. Md. records ca 1700. He is thought to have come as an indentured servant ca. 1699-1700. He and Mary are known to have had 3 children. 1. JOHN married MARGARET GETTINGS, bapt. 17 Dec 1713. 2. THOMAS bapt.May 7, 1717 and 3 GEORGE bapt. 27 Dec. 1720. Their names were taken from DAR library Washington, DC Source: St. John's Parish, Baltimore Co., Md 1696-1788 pg 36.

Thomas Chamberlain appears in the household of Israel Skelton, n. side Gunpowder Hundred in 1700, 1701,1702, 1703, 1704 and was head of household himself in 1705 & 1706 in n. side Gunpowder Hundred. Thomas died 1720 leaving no will. Mary his wife married Henry Wetherall 20 Dec 1722. In the same book Dec 20 1724 Henry and Mrs Ellen Presbury were married.

#1. John Chamblerlain married Margaret Gittings in Joppa, Md. 31 Oct 1737. John and Margaret lived on "the Manor" all his live. He and Margaret 's home seat known as "Avondell" (Avondell is listed as one of the Historic land marks in Baltimore Co., Md.)

Margaret's will of LongGreen, Baltimore Co. Will Book 6 393 Probated 4-29-1801

John's will was probated 1775.

Children of John and Margaret were 1. Elizabeth b.10-12-1738 Long Green, Md. married Darby Hernley (Jr) son of Darby 2nd and Mary Elliot. 2. Thomas b. 2-14-1739: Mar. 12-9-1764 to Elizabeth

Wilkinson. 3. Mary b. 7-17-1743: mar.3-2-1762 to Rev Thomas Lucas. 4. Margaret b. 1-23-1744 d. ca 1783-85 NC. Mar. ca 1760 to John Henley son of Darby 2nd. 5. Phillip b. 122-12-1746 6. John married an Elizabeth. 7. James 8. Priscilla m. 3-6-1783 to Elisha Green. 9. Cassandra m. 1773 to Charles Millerman. 10. Rachel. 11. Susanne m. 10-8-1768 to Abraham Standiford. 12. Samuel d. Aug 1776. He had married Elizabeth Heathcote 24-10-1771


11-12 1772 preached at John Chamberlain's at 6 p.m to many people.

12-30-1772 Many people at Chamberlain's: 1-21-1773 Chamberlain's

2-10-1773 Chamberlain's "This may be the last time, for it is a disorderly house."

3-2(?)-1773 Chamberlain's "but found the old man too much of a Quaker in principal. He objects against prayer in his family and greatly discourages his daughter, who strives to live in the fear of




THOMAS ESQ was b. 1681 d. Jun 1760 in Balt. Co. Will box 10 Fld 3 (L,folio 862 athe the age of 78.

He married Elizabeth Redgrave in Kent Co., Md 3 Apr 1719 She was b. Shresbury Parish, Kent Co. Md. 3 Mar 1703. She was the daughter of ABRAHAM REDGRAVE. Elizabeth died 1731-1734 in Long Green, Md., Buried in the St John's Parish, Balto. Co.

THOMAS GITTINS,(Later Gittings) according to tradition came to Md. ab 1684.

All these records of William B. Marye.

In the year 1715 Thomas Gittings was sued by Col Nathaniel Hynson for a debt of four pounds sterling and another debt of 5562 pounds of tobacco valued at 23 lbs,3 shillings and 6pence (Kent Co. Court). He was aquitted. In the proceedings of this suit he is twice styled "planter" also "gent"

I attach considerable significance to this title of "gent" or gentleman. At that time, in Maryland, office holders of the grade of Justices of the Peace and upwards, and men of wealth, who did not

practice a trade , were so styled. A gentleman who was in business was not called "gent" but "merchant". Thomas was not an office holder, neither was he a man of substance when he lived in Kent Co. He was generally called "planter" and occasionally "carpenter". Why was he styled "gent"? I believe that it must have been maintained that he was a "gentleman" either by virtue of gentle birth, or because he could prove his right to a Coat of Arms or for both reasons. Otherwise, I cannot account for his being so styled (taken from the Manuscript "To Whom It may Concern, Origin of the Gittings (Gittins) Family of Long Green, Baltimore Co., Md. by the late William G. Marye)

Thomas married twice. Second was to Hannah Clark. Their children were: Clark, Benjamin, John, Jesse, Hannah Sarah, Susannah who married a Mr. Goe and went to western Pa.



i. ABIJAH6 HENLEY2, b. 1762, Hillsboro, Orange, North Carolina, USA2; d. 1826, Washington, Wilkes, Georgia, USA2.

ii. JOHN HENLEY, b. Abt. 1765, Md.; d. 18 Jul 1824, Washington Co. Ga..

iii. EDMUND HENLEY2, b. 1770, Hillsboro, Orange, North Carolina, USA2; d. Feb 1833, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA2; m. JEANETTE WILLIAMSON GORHAM.


Edmund was Justice of Inferior Court in Franklin Co., Ga. and Tscaloosa Co., Al.

3. iv. WILLIAM HENLEY, b. 1772, Hillsborough, Orange, North Carolina, USA; d. 1832, Maury, Tennessee, USA.

v. PHILLIP HENLEY2, b. 1773, Hillsboro, Orange, North Carolina, USA2; d. 1821, Lincoln, Georgia, USA2.


He mar. Lucy ____by 1795 (1794 Phillip was at least 21 but owned no land) Tax List of Wilkes Co., Ga. He was a fine carpenter all of his life in the town of Lincolnton, Ga.(Lincoln Co.)

vi. JAMES C HENLEY2, b. 1775, Hillsborough, Orange, North Carolina, USA2; d. 1854, Lincoln, Georgia, USA2.

James lived with his brother Micajah on the 1850 census. He was a Lawyer. He and Micahjah disappeared after Taxes in 1854.

vii. DARBY HENLEY2, b. 18 Dec 1777, Caswell, North Carolina, Virginia, USA2; d. 31 Oct 1849, Pickensville, Pickens, Alabama, USA2.

viii. MICAJAH HENLEY2, b. 1783, Wilkes, Georgia, USA2; d. Wilkes, Georgia, USA2; m. (1) ELIZABETH W. LEE, 29 Feb 1820, Lincoln Co., Ga.; m. (2) ELIZABETH W. LEE, 29 Feb 1820, Lincoln Co., Ga; b. 1804.


He was 18 years old in 1801 "Indenture" Wilkes Co., Georgia. He became a lawyer, lived in Lincolnton, Ga.

He was a veteran of War of 1812. from Wilkes County Papers by Davis, p 107 1801--Indenture of John Griffin, 2 Feb 1801, Micajah age 18 is bound by his father John Henley to Griffin Attorney at law for three years.

The Census of 1850 Lincoln County, Ga. Lincolnton, Dist 52, lists 3 other children with no names born 1820, 1822, and 1828.

He married Elizabeth Lee and they lived in Lincolnton where he had a thriving law practice from 1796 to 1854. He served in the War of 1812, Marshall of District 188 in 1850 and was a planter and attorney-at-law. After the year of 1854 all of the Henleys removed to other parts, whether to another state or just another county in Ga. is not known. The children of Micajah and Elizabeth were born in Lincoln County, Ga. In the Census of 1850 they lived in Lincolnton, Ga. Dist, 52.

4. ix. SUSANNAH HENLEY, b. 10 May 1785, Washington, Wilkes ? Georgia, USA; d. 22 Nov 1855, Walnut, Tippah, Mississippi, USA.



x. ABNER6 HENLEY, b. Abt. 1785, Wilkes Co., Ga..

After the decease of his father in 1802, Abner began buying up the inheritance from the heirs, one by one, The property also included 4 slaves. There is a lot of court records Washington Co. Ga.

on that as The slaves came from Margaret Chamberlain's father to her then to her heirs. and Abner was not her child.

Generation No. 3

3. WILLIAM HENLEY (JOHN5, DARBY4, DARBY3, HENRY2, RICHARD1)2 was born 1772 in Hillsborough, Orange, North Carolina, USA2, and died 1832 in Maury, Tennessee, USA2. He married MARY A WILLIAMSON Abt. 1796 in Franklin Co. Ga.. She was born 07 Feb 1778 in Bedford Co., Va., and died 09 Jun 1860 in Greene Co., Mo. Jackson Twp..

According to the Meek connection William was a teacher around Chapel Hill, TN. before he died. He had studied Law and practiced it in Ga. according to Ruth Henley Harvey. Marshal Co. was made with part of Maury and Bedford Co. We have a Caleb Henley on record as early as 1809 in Maury Co., TN.

Mary Henley Meek's great granddaughter wrote me. These names are what her mother had said were the Henley family. I have not found a David. I think there were more children. Jesse and Burton could be two more brothers. Burton was in Dade Co. with our William and Wm's son Richard named one of his children Richard Burton.

Henley, Russell, Allen and Williamson's were all in the same area in TN in early 1800.

NEW NOTE: we have just found 11-20-0=2001 that Robert Williamson was born 1814. about the time of Micajah and Elizabeth was an older sister b. on the 1820 census (between 10-16 years old). We have an older brother to find and Sally.

Elizabeth had married to John Sims Green and took Robert with him and in1832 went to Pennsylvania and stayed.

Also from Mike Beardsley, he found where Elisha Green (lived 13 houses from William Henley on the 1820 census Bedford Co. TN) had married Priscilla Chamberlain sister of Margaret Chamberland, wife of John Henly
Also I have found where John's middle name was Edmund.

We found Mary (mother) on the 1850 Census with son Micajah (Jackson Twp. Green Co., Mo.) On the 1860 Census Green Co. Mo. She was living with her grandson's family, Leonidas. They were the

next person to Micajah. On her headstone in Old Fair Grove Cem. Green Co. Mo. was born 7 Feb 1778 died 9 Jun 1860 ag 82y 4m 2d w/of Wm.


All the family history I have on this family from J.Peter Williamson back is from David Williamson. He has proof of it all through Wills, Land records , Landon C. Bell's book (Old Free State), records from England and a lot of hard work and long time search. I am very much indebted to David for sharing this wonderful family.

Wilkes Co. Washington, Ga. Persons Entitled to Draw in 1807 was Micajah Williamson (son of Wm.Williamson) as trustee for the orphan of Wm. Williamson 1 draw.

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