1785 Rockingham County Formed from Guilford Co. NC 1785, Edward Stapleton, b. Rowan Co., NC d. date unknown.
1785 Sept. 22 Elizabeth Idel Johnson born at Rowan County, North Carolina
Died: 10 Nov 1858 at Washington County, Indiana
Father: Archibald Johnson
Mother: Mary Idol
HUSBAND Name: Josiah SpurgeonMale Note Born: 13 Nov 17771777-11-13 at Rowan County, North CarolinaRowan County, North Carolina Married: Died: 15 Jan 18571857-1-15 at Washington County, IndianaWashington County, Indiana
Father: William Spurgin Jr.,col. Mother: Jane Sellars Welborn http://www.e-familytree.net/F25/F25121.htm
1808 Nov 9 John Johnsonwas born on 9 Nov 1808 in Rowan Co, Nc. He died on 4 Sep 1888 in Burr Oak, Jewel Co, Ks. He married Nancy Coffin on 12 Jan 1828 in Washington Co, In.
Nancy Coffin was born on 9 Oct 1809 in Tennessee. She died on 10 Apr 1866 in Iowa. She married John Johnson on 12 Jan 1828 in Washington Co, In.
Reported Father is Archibald Johnson was born on 18 Jun 1763 in Rowan Co, Nc. He died on 13 Feb 1822 in Washington Co, in. He married Mary Idol (Eytel) in 1782.
Reported Mother is Mary Idol (Eytel) was born on 17 Jun 1764 in Bucks Co, Pa. She died on 21 Sep 1845 in Washington Co, in. She married Archibald Johnson in 1782.
Archibal Johnson and Mary Idol of Mary Eytel had the following children:
Elizabeth Idell Johnson was born on 18 Nov 1785. She died on 15 Sep 1825. She married Josiah Spurgeon in 1803 in Stokes, Rowan Co, Nc.
Henry Johnson was born about 1787 in North Carolina.
Hannah Johnson was born about 1791. She died in 1837. She married William Spurgin.
Grace Johnson was born on 16 Jan 1794. She died on 26 Jul 1866. She married Reuben Shields.
Archibald Johnson was born on 2 Sep 1802. He died on 27 Dec 1880. He married Mary Rose.
John Johnson was born on 9 Nov 1808. He died on 4 Sep 1888.
Martha Ann Johnson was born on 16 Nov 1806. She died after 1860. She married Sampson Hensley on 16 Jan 1822 in Washington Co, in.
Jane Sellars Welborn ABEL SHIELDS (JOHN4, DELIGHT3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born February 07, 1746/47 in Sussex Co, Del, and died May 07, 1833 in Kernersville, Rowan Co, NC. He married GRACE FREEMAN September 23, 1773 in Sussex Co, Del. She was born September 22, 1750 in Sussex Co, Del, and died May 20, 1830 in Kernersville, Rowan Co, NC.
Children of ABEL SHIELDS and GRACE FREEMAN are:
i. GRACE6 SHIELDS, b. January 20, 1793.
ii. DEBORAH SHIELDS, b. October 18, 1789.
iii. RACHEL SHIELDS, b. February 19, 1783.
iv. JOHN SHIELDS, b. February 20, 1775.
v. SARAH SHIELDS, b. May 18, 1799.
vi. ANN SHIELDS, b. May 28, 1786.
vii. ELIZABETH SHIELDS, b. July 07, 1781.
viii. RHEUBEN SHIELDS, b. December 21, 1788, Rowan Co, NC; d. 1868, Washington Co, IN; m. GRACE JOHNSON, Rowan Co, NC; b. Abt. 1790, VA.
ix. MARY SHIELDS, b. December 22, 1776, Rowan NC; m. JOHN HAISLEY.
Children of RHEUBEN SHIELDS and GRACE JOHNSON are:
30. i. JOHN SHIELDS, b. January 08, 1811, Rowan Co, NC; d. 1889, Washington Co, IN.
ii. DAVID SHIELDS, b. January 26, 1821, Washington Co, IN; d. 1879, Scott Co, IN; m. NIXON; b. Abt. 1825.
iii. SARAH SHIELDS, b. January 30, 1819, Washington Co, IN; d. Washington Co, IN; m. WINSLOW.
iv. WILLIAM SHIELDS, b. January 31, 1823, Washington Co, IN; d. 1879, Holt Co, MO; m. ELIZABETH GOODMAN; b. Abt. 1827, Holt Co, MO.
v. ARCHIBALD SHIELDS, b. October 03, 1817, Rowan Co, NC; d. 1894, Washington Co, IN; m. (1) SPURGEON; b. Abt. 1821, Rowan Co, NC; m. (2) WESTON; b. Abt. 1821, Rowan Co, NC.
vi. MARY SHIELDS, b. October 10, 1813, Rowan Co, NC; d. 1892, Washington Co, IN.
vii. CLOAH SHIELDS, b. April 05, 1833, Washington Co, IN; d. Washington Co, IN.
31. viii. ABEL SHIELDS, b. May 05, 1812, Rowan Co, NC; d. 1879, Washington Co, IN.
32. ix. MILTON SHIELDS, b. May 05, 1836, Salem, Washington Co, IN; d. February 12, 1929, Stuart. Smith Co, Kansas.
x. CASWALENDER SHIELDS, b. May 18, 1837, Washington Co, IN; d. Washington Co, IN.
xi. REUBEN SHIELDS, b. July 21, 1827, Rowan Co, NC; d. 1827, KY.
xii. WESLEY SHIELDS, b. September 05, 1830, Washington Co, IN; d. 1914, California.
xiii. NANCY SHIELDS, b. November 09, 1828.
xiv. JACOB SHIELDS, b. November 15, 1824, Washington Co, IN; d. Holt Co, MO; m. ELIZABETH NELSON; b. Abt. 1828, Holt Co, MO.
xv. ELIZABETH SHIELDS, b. November 19, 1838, Washington Co, IN; d. August 16, 1919, Washington Co, IN; m. ALBERT MILEY FLEENOT; b. 1855, Washington Co, IN.
xvi. RACHEL SHIELDS, b. December 21, 1814, Rowan Co, NC; d. Holt Co, MO; m. JAMES HOPKINS.
xvii. AQUILLA SHIELDS, b. December 22, 1834, Washington Co, IN; d. Washington Co, IN.
1787 Sept 14: Will of James McMahan, , Rowan Co. NC Will Book "D" p. 220 Rowan County, NC
In the name of God Amen! I James McMachan of Rowan County in N. Carolina, be in a tolerable good state of health thanks be to God calling to mind the mortalite of the Body, knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and test:
Principally & first I recomend my soul into the hands of God: & my body to the earth to be decently buried nothing doubting as at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again. And as such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give devise & dispose of the same in the following manner,
first I give & bequeath to Susanna my beloved wife all my household goods & all my black cattle & sheep also I give to my sons Samuel & Willm Mcmachan all my land to be equally divided betwixt them beginning at the middle of the west line & run straight to the east & Samuel shall have the south side & William the north & I also appoint the Samuel McMachan & William McMachan to executors of this my last will & test: & further my will is that sd executors shall pay as soon as convenient they can twenty five pounds apiece to the rest of my beloved children to John & Thomas, Elizabeth, & James & Mary of which same I appoint William to pay one hundred pounds & Samuel twenty five pounds & to my son William all my ______ of _____ with I give my bay horse & young mare & waggon - and I will that my beloved wife have comfortable living on the place as long as she lives - I confirm this to be my last will in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 14 day of September 1787
Signed, sealed, declared in presence of us, Lazarus Whitehead jun
David Johnson X James McMachan seal
Submitted by Bev Schonewolf firstname.lastname@example.org://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/rowan/wills/m2550001.txt
Lazarus Whitehead jun
1785 Oct 10 Ralph Van Cleave of Rowan Co NC to Isaac Jones of Arundell Co MD 300 acres on Bear Creek ½ of lands owned by Daniel Boone 10:469 http://www.billputman.com/Jonesrecs.pdf
Ralph Van Cleave
Isaac Jones Arundell Co. MD
11-44: 21 May 1786, Elizabeth Denmam to Brarzilla Baird, both Rowan Co. NC, £235, 291-1/2 acres on both sides Pott's Creek adj. Henry Sloan's corner and line, part of grant to Elizabeth Denman; wit. Ezekiel Baird, William Denham; rec. on oath of William Denham Aug. 1787. (FHL film 313,547) (MAD: not Duncan) http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~dobson/nc/ncrowan.htm
State of North Carolina Ashe County At a county court begun and held for the county of Ashe on the Second Monday being the 8th day of May, A. D. 1809Present
Ezekiel Baird, Esqr Elijah Pope http://newrivernotes.com/nc/ashe1809co.htm
Ezekiel Baird was the son of John Baird,(John b 1665 in Scotland, came over on"Caledonia" in 1683, settled in the Jerseys). Ezekiel's brothers were Bedent, William, Samual, Abidiah, Borzilla and Jonathan. Ezekiel's mother was Mary Bedent. Before Ezekiel's father married Mary Bedent, he was married to Mary Hall; they had 3 sons: David, Andrew and Zebulon. Ezekiel married Sarah Susanna Blodgett and they had 2 sons: William, who went west and was lost track of, and Bedent E. Baird who is my gggg grandfather. Contact me for more info if you'd like. http://genforum.genealogy.com/baird/messages/758.html
1786 Oct 25: State of N Carolina N'o 1289...for and in consideration of the sum of 50 shillings for every hundred acres hereby granted paid into our Treasury by John Correll have given & granted, & by these presents do give & grant unto the said John Correll a tract of land containing 113 acres lying & being in our County of Rowanon the head waters of Buffalow Creek begining at a large pine William Phillip's corner on Reubin Phillip's line & runs along said William Phillip's line and past his corner 6 ch's & 70 links south 37 ch's & 70 links to a stake on said Corrells line of another tract thence along his line west 35 ch's & 50 links to a black oak near said Correls corner thence north 37 ch's & 70 links to a post oak on said Rudolph [sic] Phillips's line thence along his line east 35 & half ch's to the beginning...at Kinston the 25th day of October in the 11th year of our Independence A. D. 1786. http://www.mindspring.com/~baumbach/correll/john1.html
John Correll was enumerated in 1790, as were a Jacob Correll, Adam Correll, and Peter Corl:
1790 US Census, Salisbury District, Rowan County, NC
Jacob Correll 1mo16, 2mu16, 2f [Cold Water Creek]
John Correll 1mo16, 5mu16, 2f [Dutch Buffelow Creek]
Adam Correll 1mo16, 1mu16, 4f [Buffelow Creek]
Peter Corl 1mo16, 2mu16, 4f [Dutch Second Creek]
John, along with wife Mary, sold the first tract in 1793 to Jacob Castor Sr (5).
The Rowan County Corrells were prominent in the organization of Mt. Zion German Reformed Church between China Grove and Landis in Rowan County. But the family of John Correll became tied up with Liberty Methodist Church in their community (a church seemingly situated on their land). As Mary Correll Keever's children grew up, every one of them became members and usually they were among the leaders. Jacob Keever's name does not appear on the rolls until just before he left with his son for Arkansas. During his wife Mary's life he may have belonged to a German church of some kind. The Corrells continued in the area for some time, but as with many families, they eventually went to other parts of our country in search of the elusive "better life." http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sroots/ncmartin.htm
1786 Oct 25: State of North Carolina N'o 1445....for & in consideration of the sum of 50 shillings for every hundred acres hereby granted paid into our Treasury by John Correll have given & granted, & by these presents do give & grant unto the said John Correll a tract of land containing 133 acres lying & being in our County of Rowanon the head waters of Buffalow Creek beginning at a pine on John Agles line said Correls corner of another tract and runs along said Agles's line east 26 ch's to a hicory said Agles's corner along his line south 17 ch's to a hicory near said Agles's corner thence east 15 ch's to a stake & stone thence north 38 ch's & 50 links to a hicory thence west to William Phillip's corner & runs along his line in all 41 ch's to a pine thence south to said Correls corner & along his line to the beginning...at Kinston the 25th day of October in the 11th year of our Independence A. D. 1786. http://www.mindspring.com/~baumbach/correll/john1.html
1786 June 27 Rachel Johnson born to William Johnson Sr. she will marry Jonathan Oyler in Robertson Co. Tn. http://www.reynolds-genealogy.com/profiles/johnson_timeline.html
Henry H. Johnson 1790-1862 and Annie Lovy Jones b?-d 1840. He was the son of William Johnson 1754-1845 and Diana Adams and the brother of Rachel Johnson 1786-1866. Henry Johnson's son Sterling S. Johnson 1819-1867 married Mary Duvall 1821-1867 http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?Johnson::nc/rowan::934.html
1787 Nov 6: This indenture made the 6th day of Novem'r, in the year of our lord 1787 between John Correll & Mary his wife of the County of Rowan & State of North Carolina of the one part and Michael Overkirsk of the County & State af'd of the other part Witnesseth...all that tract or parcel of land situate lying & being in the County of Rowan afs'd, & on the waters branches of the waters ofDutch Buffaloe Buffalow Creek joining to lands of Robert Wood'sAdam Correll John Eagle & other lands of said John Corrells Begin'g at a white oak on Robert Woods line & runs along his line south 41 ch's & 5 links to a persimmon thence along John Eagles line east 38 ch's & 50 links to a stake on his line thence north 40 ch's to a black jack thence east 6 ch's to a black oak sapling thence north one chain & 50 links to a stake thence to the begining containing by estimation 180 acres of land be the same more or less it being part of a tract of land granted by the State of No Carolina unto the said John Correll by patent bearing date the 4th day of Nov'r A.D. 1784...
[signed] John Correll (seal)
Mary Correll (seal) http://www.mindspring.com/~baumbach/correll/john1.html
HISTORY OF ROWAN COUNTY
gregation. The following is a translation from the records of the church-book, and
in the translation the German orthography of names is preserved, and the present
English orthography thrown in parentheses.
In the year A.D. 1774, the following members of our congregation commenced to
build the so-called Organ Church, viz.:
Georg Ludwig Siffert (George Lewis Sifford), Wendel Miller, Peter Edelmann
(Eddleman), Johannes Steigerwalt (John Stirewait), Philip Gruss (Philip Cruse),
Peter Steigerwalt (Stirewalt), Michael Guthmann (Goodman), Christoph Bless
(Christopher Pleas), Leonhard Siffert (Sifford), Jacob Klein (Cline), Anton J. Kuhn
(Anthony J. Koon), Georg Heinrich Berger (George Henry Barger), Christoph
Guthmann (Christopher Goodman) Johannes Rintelmann (John Rendleman), Johannes Eckel (John Eagle), Bastian Lenz (Bostian Lentz), Jacob Benz (Bentz),
George Eckel (George Eagle), Franz Oberkirsch (Francis Overcash), Johannes Jose
(John Josey), Heinrich Wenzel (Henry).
A majority of the aforementioned members united in the year 1772, and resolved
to solicit for themselves a preacher and schoolteacher from the Hanoverian
Consistory in Germany. For in their time, North Carolina, together with all the
other now free American States, were under the King of England, who was
likewise Elector of Hanover. Christoph Rintelmann (Christopher Rendleman) and
Christoph Layrle (Christopher Lyerly), were sent to London as deputies from the
congregation, from which place they journeyed to Hanover, and through Gotten,
the counselor of the Consistory, obtained a preacher and school-teacher, viz.: as
preacher, Adolph Nussmann; and for school-teacher, Gottfried Ahrend. Both
arrived safely in America in the year 1773. At this time there was but one common
church for Reformed and Lutherans equally, the so-called Hickeri (Hickory)
Church. One year the new pastor preached in this church, but some disharmony
arose, and a majority of the Lutherans resolved to build for themselves an own
church, and thus organized Organ Church. But before this church was built,
Nussman left the congregation and devoted himself to Buffalo Creek. Whereupon,
the congregation, which before had one church and one schoolteacher, but now no
preacher, procured the aforementioned Gottfried Ahrend to be ordained to the
office of preacher in the year 1775. He served the congregation until 1785, when
he devoted himself to Catawba River, residing in Lincoln County until the close of
his life. For two years Nussmann served the congregation again, but he left the church for the second time. From 1787 to 1788, the congregation had no
preacher. Gottfried Ahrend came once in a while. In 1788, at the desire and
petition of Nussmann, a preacher, viz.: Charles Augustus Gottlieb Storch, was sent
from Germany, who, according to Nussmann’s assignment, was to go to Stinking
Quarter, in Orange County. Various circumstances transpired that he did not wish
to go to Stinking Quarter, but resolved to take charge of the congregation at Organ
Church and the one in the town of Salisbury. He entered his services in the former
on the twenty-sixth day of October, 1787, i.e., the twenty-third Sunday after
Trinity; and in the town the second Sunday of November, i.e., the twenty-fourth
Sunday after Trinity in the same year. The congregation at Organ Church promised
their preacher a yearly salary of forty pounds (£4O), North Carolina currencyhttp://boards.ancestry.netscape.com/localities.northam.usa.states.northcarolina.counties.rowan/123184.108.40.206.3/mb.ashx
1787, William Stapleton, b. Rowan Co., NC d. date unknown, Owsley Co., Kyhttp://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/g/a/m/Elizabeth-H-Gambrell/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0750.html
before January 1, 1787 Sill Johnson, Jr. was born before April 1744, and died before January 1, 1787. He married Elizabeth (?) and located in Rowan County, NC.