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101 Peter Wroe was security for the marriage. Family: F295
102 Posted by: Pat Welch (ID *****9091) Date: May 05, 2008 at 07:53:56
In Reply to: Re: Washington Lafayette Wyatt in Northeast Louisiana by Todd Hansen of 5628

Todd, I'm finding more and more of this family. John Thomas Wyatt-- Thomas Charles (aka Robert or Thomas G. Wyatt) was murdered 30 July 1883 in Howard Co. Arkansas in a Negro uprising that is in historial records. It was very bad situation and the family was destitute and people were running for protection. This all went through the courts and there are newspaper accounts. I can't see that any of them changed their name--but I'll bet there was some name changing somewhere along the line--as they say there is a bit of truth in every story, it just gets mixed up about what family it was down through the years.

I have found people changing their name when they come from one state and go to Oklahoma, by just typing in the first name instead of the last name and see the whole family comes up with another name, but haven't found this with the Wyatt's yet. The name is spelled so many ways its hard to find --White - Wyette - Wiatt - Wyout, etc

Thomas G. Wyatt's wife was Mary E. Willingham, dau of Nathan Willingham and Mary Ann Elizabeth Poole. All of their family pretty much stayed in Union Co. Ar and/or Union Parish La. area.

Thomas G. Wyatt's father -- William J. Wyatt, apparently died before 1870 and he and his mother and siblings were in Union Parish La. 1870, and that family went to Collin Co. Tex 1880. Thomas's sister, Martha married Lafayette Washington Sanders and their son Lafayette Washingon Sanders and family went to Oklahoma 
Family: F232
103 Research that has been done by the Vanlandingham and Middleton families believe that Sarah Vanlandingham, daughter of William Vanlandingham and Sarah Middleton, married Thomas Middleton Jr. b. abt 1785, son of Thomas Middleton b. 1756, d. 1832 Lowndes County, Mississippi.

It is proven that Thomas Middleton b. 1756 married Nancy Ann Baskett. 
Family: F326
104 Richard Bennett was sec., married by Henry Toler on 14 Feb. 1791 (MLB WC; MLB WC3) Family: F40
105 Robert Hester (John, William, Robert H., Francis) Family: F262
106 Rodham Kenner Cralle will was probated 1761 in Northumberland Co. Record Book 1758-1762 p.353
To my wife, Elizabeth Cralle, three negroes Ben, Harry and Old Darby as long as she remains my widow. Three negroes to go to my son, William Tate Cralle. Should he die before he arrives to age or marriage, the negroes to be equally divided among the children that may be living and are descended of me and my wife Elizabeth.
To my son, William Taite Cralle, two negroes George and Will. to son, Rodham Kenner Cralle, negroes, Lazarus, Nanny and Nell.
To daughter, Mary Cralle, young darkey, Jesse and Judy.
To the child my wife, is now with one negro named Joice. If any of my children should die before they arrive of age or marriage, their share of negroes shall be equally divided among the survivors.
To my brother, William Matthew Cralle, my silver watch.
To my friend, Parish Garner, Jr. My riding horse, saddle, and bridle.
Rest of estate to be equally divided between wife and several children and the child my wife is now with to be under the same limitation as to the negroes. 
Family: F80
107 Sarah A. Wroe married Samuel King on 9 Mar 1802. Marriage information from the Marriages of Richmond County by G H S King, page 113. Consent by Sary Rus Wroe, Guardian of the bride. B. John Potter, W. William King and Jane Street. Family: F297
108 Sarah Middleton that married William Vanlandingham is thought to be the sister of Thomas Middleton b. 1756 North Carolina. They were both living in Warren County, North Carolina and William Vanlandingham was drafted in Warren County, NC in 1778. Family: F324
109 SIMS, John B., 21, to Sarah E. WINNINGHAM, 17, on July 31, 1853 by George EVERETT, MG. (B-90)

SIMS (Simms), John B., 32, to Mary A. SIMS (Simms), 18, both of Union Parish, La., on May 15, 1864 by H. K. POOLE, JP.) B-296) 
Family: F455
110 Six of their children moved to Wright County, Missouri and one moved to Indiana. Three remained in North Carolina. *Pam's notes Family: F145
111 Source: (NC RB 1718-26: 234; RC DB 8:504) Family: F10
112 Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements
Pension application of James Whicker (Wicker) R19003 Mary fn23NC
Transcribed by Will Graves 2/12/09
[Methodology: Spelling, punctuation and grammar have been corrected in some instances for ease of reading and to facilitate searches of the database. Also, the handwriting of the original scribes often lends itself to varying interpretations. Users of this database are urged to view the original and to make their own decision as to how to decipher what the original scribe actually wrote. Blanks appearing in the transcripts reflect blanks in the original.]
State of North Carolina Forsyth County
Be it known, that on this 13th day of August A.D. 1858, before the Subscriber a Justice of the Peace in & for said County, personally appeared Mary Whicker aged 89 years, and who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit, of the provisions made by the several Acts of Congress, granting Bounty land, pensions or half pay to widows of deceased soldiers. That she is the widow of James Whicker (sometimes written Wicker) who was a private in the Company commanded by Capt. __ in the Regiment commanded by Col. __ in the War of the Revolution.
That she has often been informed by her late husband and many other persons, and verily believes, that her late husband, the said James Whicker entered the service of the United States in Granville County NC in the year 1779, or 1780, as a drafted man he then being 16 years old. -- That she is of opinion that he served one or 2 other tours of 6 or 3 months, as she has often heard him tell of different expeditions in which he was engaged after Tories & Indians. That he was engaged as one of the North Carolina Militia under General Green [sic, Nathanael Greene] at the battle of Guilford C. H. in March 1781 -- which time she well remembers -- she does not know when or where her said husband was discharged from the service -- she having in vain made search for his discharge -- That she intermarried with the said James Whicker in the month of June the 15th day in the year 1792 as she believes. The marriage was celebrated by William Dobson Esquire a Justice of the Peace in the County of Stokes NC -- her maiden name was Mary Dean: She was born and brought up in Stokes County (that part that is now Forsyth) which he has resided all her life -- and of which County Forsyth she is still a resident. She believes that she can prove the marriage by one Conny Crews, who is yet living, but does not know of any person living by whom she can prove her said husband's service and she has no documentary evidence thereof -- That she verily believes & swears that he was in the service of the United States at least 9 months --
That her said late husband departed this life on the 30th day of September 1830 in Forsyth (then Stokes) County NC. And that she has ever since remained his widow -- that she has never made application for Bounty land or Pensions -- she being illiterate -- and having been told that she could not succeed unless he could produce her husband's discharges; -- that she believes that her said late husband did not apply -- because she heard him say that he could not draw land because he had not enlisted for 5 years, -- nor money because he had not been wounded in battle -- he died before the passage of the Pension Act of 1832 -- Applicant further swears that she is not, and never was on the Pension Roll of the US or any State, Territory or District or Agency thereof.
S/ Mary Whicker, X her mark
Witness: S/ Elijah Hester
Attested before: S/ R. Murchison, JP
[fn p. 8]
State of North Carolina County of Forsyth
Be it known that on this 14th day of August A.D. 1858, before the subscriber a Justice of the Peace in & for Forsyth County above named, personally appeared Lucretia Vance, aged 86 years, on the 7th day of August Instant, who being first duly sworn before me, doth certify & swear, that she is well acquainted with Mrs. Mary Whicker who has sworn to and subscribed the annexed declaration; that said Mary Whicker was the lawful wife of James Whicker deceased and is now his widow. That she (this affiant) is the sister of the said James Whicker, who was drafted as a soldier in the County of Granville NC where the family then resided -- she does not recollect the date -- but that she was 8 or 9 years old -- that her said brother James Whicker went into the service when very young, and served a tour in the Army, at a place that she thinks was called Ramsey's Mills -- not far from Hillsboro NC -- that she well remembers her said brother starting to the Army -- & that he came home 2 or 3 times with a paper from a Capt. and would stay a day or 2 and then go back -- that after his first tour, he was again drafted or volunteered, she does not know which -- and served another tour she thinks of 6 months or until the Guilford battle that she can safely swear that her said brother James Whicker was in that battle, as she verily believes and swears, (although she was not present) -- because, she has so often heard him and other men who were in the battle tell how they were stationed in front -- and how that after the first fire, they could not see each other
[fn p.5]
that her said brother often spoke of one of his comrades having been shot down by his side in the battle that this affiant remembers the day of said Battle -- and that she heard the guns & thought it was thunder -- that immediately after the battle, she heard that her brother James aforesaid was killed, & that she remembers how his mother & the family grieved about it -- that sometime thereafter her said brother James Whicker reached home and they all rejoiced to see him alive -- she verily believes that he was gone in all at least 9 months -- that she does not remember the names of the officers under whom her brother served except General Greene -- she further swears that she is not in any way interested in this claim.
Witness: S/ Thomas Solomon S/ Lucrecy Vance [sic]
Sworn to and subscribed before made this August 14th A.D. 1858
S/ R. Murchison, JP
[fn p. 7?part of the affidavit of Conny Crews?I cannot find the introductory portion of this affidavit on Footnote, but found it on p. 5 of the HeritageQuest version]
State of North Carolina County of Forsyth
On this 13th day of August A.D. 1858, before the subscriber a justice of the Peace in and for the County of Forsyth above named, personally appeared Conny Crews, a resident of the County of Forsyth and see aged 86 years, who first being duly sworn, according to law, deposes & swears that she is intimately acquainted with Mrs. Mary Whicker who has sworn to and subscribed the foregoing declaration, that she has known her from childhood, they, to wit,
the applicant & this affiant, were children and girls together, living only ¾ of a mile apart -- that she, to wit, this affiant, was present at the marriage of James Whicker and Mary Dean, now Mary Whicker, the applicant, and saw and heard the ceremony -- which took place at Dobson's cross roads (now Kernersville) by Com. Dobson a Justice of the Peace in and for Stokes County, NC that this affiant & her late husband Matthew Crews, and one Betsey Swain, went together with the groom and bride to the wedding that the said persons were all dead except this affiant &
Mary Whicker the applicant -- who is well known to me to have been the lawful wife of said James Whicker, and has remained his widow ever since; that she remembers the battle of Guilford, and heard the big guns that it was currently reported and believed that the said James Whicker was in that battle -- that she well remembers that about that time the Tories came to her father's house and took her father John Whicker, prisoner and carried him to the British camp -- they also killed all his cattle. She has been acquainted with James Whicker, from the time he came to Stokes County until his death, that she always heard that he was a soldier in the War -- and never heard it disputed that he was in the war & served as stated by his widow in the foregoing declaration. Also swear that I am not interested in this Claim.
Witness: S/Mary M. Fulp S/ Conny Crews, X her mark
Sworn to and subscribed August 13th, 1858 before me. 
Family: F261
113 Surety: Joshua Powell Family: F674
114 The children of William Rhodes and Margaret Willingham were orphaned in about 1865, per genealogy of Sherry Jumper a descendant of William Rhodes brother, Henry Jackson Willingham.
In the 1870 Wood County census, Children of William Rhodes and Margaret Willingham are with J F S Surratt family and John Davis family (John Davis married a Surratt) in Upshur County which is adjacent to Wood County, Texas. Not sure where their other son Thomas Willingham was living. 
Family: F157
115 The following information from Carolyn Billingsley

Thomas Keesee, Jr. owned 34 slaves in 1850, according to the 1850 Union County, Arkansas Slave Schedule (Johnson Township).


Thomas Keesee, Jr. owned 82 slaves (47 male/35 female) in 1860 according to a transcript of the 1860 Union County, Johnson Township, Arkansas Slave Schedule; census dated 9 July 1860.

1860 Census, Johnson Township, Hillsboro Post Office, Union County, Arkansas (from photocopied compilation provided by J&W Enterprises), Families 189, 190, & 191; Dwelling 172:

HAMMON, Thomas 28M oversr Tenn
KEESEE, M. S. 23M Ala
Thomas 21M Ark
Fanny 20F Mo
ARTHUR, Dorothy 18F Ala
KEESEE, Ellenor 16F Ark
HUSSY, John 24M merch Ala
Louisa 19F Ark
MOORE, J. ? 24M merch Ala
KEESEE, Wm. 14M Ark
John 12M Ark
George 7M Ark
Frank 3M Ark
HUSSEY, James 9/12M Ark

On the Slave Schedule for this township and county, Thos. Keesee, Jr. had 82 slaves (47 male, 35 female).

This appears to be the family of Thomas Keesee, Jr. (s/o Thomas Keesee, Sr.) and his wife Jane Caroline Green. And, in fact, the Slave Schedule lists the slaves in Thomas Keesee, Jr's name, but neither he nor wife Jane are listed on this census. They reputedly went to Texas in 1863, but they must have gone sooner or gone on ahead, leaving the crops and slaves to be managed by the overseer and their sons. It doesn't seem likely they've gone permanently at this point, because even their youngest children are here in Union County. It seems unlikely they would have left their youngest son, seven-year-old George, living permanently with his older siblings.

"M. S. Keesee" is the son of Thomas Keesee, Jr., and Jane Caroline Green; "Fanny" (Coburn) is the wife of Milton S. Keesee; "Thomas" is Thomas J. Keesee, Milton's brother; "Dorothy Arthur" is unknown, although a Sallie Keesee, d/o Jesse and Milly (Mustain) Keesee, married a James Arthur in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, in 1814; "Ellenor Keesee" is the sister of Milton and Thomas; and "Wm.," "John," and "George," are brothers of Milton, Thomas, and Eleanor. "Frank" is unknown but seems the right age to have been the son of Milton S. Keesee and his wife Fanny, although I have no such child listed at this time.

I suspect the overseer Thomas Hammond is related to Anistasia (Keesee) Hammond's husband, E. H. Hammond; Anistasia and E. H. are enumerated in Dwelling 199 of this same census.

I don't know who "J. ? Moore" is, but the Keesees had cousins with that surname. It seems doubtful he would be living with the Keesees if he weren't related in some way.

"Louisa Hussy" is another child of Thomas Keesee, Jr. and Jane Caroline Green. She married John R. Hussy, also enumerated above. "James Hussy," aged 9/12 is their son.

The Keesees must have had a fairly substantial home in Union County to have housed this many members of the family.  
Family: F24
116 The had 7 children. There are two unknown daughters and two unknown sons. Family: F1120
117 The were listed on the same page as Walter Pool on the 1820 Walton County, Georgia census Family: F358
118 There was John Wroe that married an Elizabeth "Betsy" Bryant on 12 Jun 1813. Family: F295
119 They are in the 1850 Benton County, Alabama census. Family: F295
120 They did not have any children. Family: F307
121 They had 3 sons and 6 daughters. Family: F758
122 They had no children but raised a nephew, George Rankin Milner, son of Lovic Pearce Milner and Rosie Ann Rogers. Family: F901
123 They moved to Hunt County, Texas Family: F458
124 They moved to Schuyler County, Illinoise Family: F280
125 They moved to Yell County, AR in 1870 Family: F353
126 This being the Thomas Willingham b. ca. 1723 that married Olivia McCarty Johnson is not proven but a good probability. Family: F298
127 This is not proven parents of Mary Ann Johnson Willingham but circumstantial evidence points in that direction. Family: F277
128 This marriage date is based on the will of John Claugton of SSP, her father and he mentions his son in-law John Middleton.
(d. NC 1751); (NC RD 2:55)

This is not proven but circumstantial evidence leads us to believe this is the correct John Middleton that married Ann Claughton. 
Family: F13
129 Travis County, Texas marriage records, Vol. 6, p. 159 Family: F65
130 Unsure which children belong to which marriage. Family: F891
131 W. J. E. Heard, brother of Jemima Amelia Heard and neighbor of the Mercer's.

No notice has yet appeared in the ADVOCATE of Bro. Heard, although he died several months since. He was a historical character, both in church and State, and deserves more than a mere passing notice. He was born in Tennessee, but moved early in life to Alabama; and, with a large company of relatives immigrated to Texas in 1830. He settled first on the Navidad river, but soon after removed to Egypt on the Colorado. In 1830, he was on a visit to Alabama, and thus failed to participate in the military movements which culminated in the capture of San Antonio. As soon as the news of the invasion by Santa Anna was received, he collected a company - of whom he was elected captain - and hastened to join the army at Gonzales. At the battle of San Jacinto his company (F of Burleson's regiment) was immediately in front of the enemy's cannon. When within one hundred yards of the battery, they saw the flash of the guns, and all fell down. As they arose, Captain H. shouted to his men that the battery must be taken before its gunners could reload and fire. The men rushed forward, at double-quick, and seized the guns - one of which was loaded. Captain H. counted fifteen dead Mexicans lying close to these guns. His own trusty rifle was fired sixteen times during the fight.
In 1840, Capt. Heard was with Colonel John N. Moore in a scout on the upper Colorado. They had a fight in which about sixty Indians were killed and a large number of horses retaken. In 1842 he went to San Antonio to repel the Mexicans under Woll. He intended to join the expedition to the Rio Grande until he became satisfied that President Houston did not intend a serious invasion of Mexico, when he returned to his home and was elected Chief Justice of the new county of Wharton. In the Fall of 1837 Rev. Dr. Ruter, in company with the Rev. J.W. Kinney, visited the Colorado, and the Doctor organized the Egypt class at Bro. Heards House, Dec. 10. There were nine members, only one of whom is now living - Mrs. Martha Read of Marlin. Bro. Heard [can't read this line] where Congree was then in session. Of the preachers in Egypt before annexation, the following are still living: Alexander, heard, Crawford, Sneed, DeVilbiss and Thrall. Emphatically, Bro H.'s house was a preachers home. he dispensed a generous hospitality. During the war his house was most of the time, full of Confederate soldiers. To enjoy superior church privileges, in 1865 he removed to Chappell Hill, where he was at once elected a trustee in our literary institutions, and a church steward. In May last he was attacked with dropsy, and continued to gradually sink until his death which took place on the 8th of August. Captain Heard was a high-toned, honorable gentleman, a brave soldier, a pure patriot, a useful citizen of unsullied reputation; and an exemplary Christian. He died in peace at the good old age of seventy-three
Family: F41
132 When Wilkes County, Georgia was split the Striblings were in Wilkes County and the Seales were now in Lincoln County, Georgia. Family: F432
133 Why we feel William Wroe was married to Sally Rust Lamkin.

It is not proven that this is the correct John Wroe that married Betty Lamkin, but circumstantial information leads to this being a good possibility of being correct.
Betty's brother Matthew Lamkin, married unknown Middleton, dau of Capt. Benedict Middleton. Another daughter of Capt. Benedict Middleton, Jane Middleton married George Wroe, brother of John Wroe that was first married to Hannah Middleton Dollins Wroe. Also it is a good possibility that Sally Rust Lamkin, sister of this Betty Lamkin married William Wroe, brother of the above mentioned John Wroe. After the death of John Wroe d. 1794, daughter Sarah A. Wroe is listed as having guardian Sary Rus Wroe whenever she married Samuel King, 1802, Richmond County, Virginia. John's brother, William is listed with wife Salley in birth records of Northumberland County, Virginia. 
Family: F303
134 Will of Robert Hester 1843
I wish to be buried with as little expense as necessary and without much funeral pomp or grandeur when it shall be please God to take me to himself... my just debts to be paid... I give unto my beloved wife Sarah Hester all my real estate and personal estate all rents & profits except twenty five acres of land hereinafter mentioned and except such appropriations as may hereinafter be named ... during her natural lifetime or whilst she remains my widow, but no longer, only to take a child's part ... to my eldest daughter Susannah Hester a certain tract of land lying a west course from my dwellin house containg twenty five acres it being where my son William Hester buileth a house and lived when he was first married ... whilst she remains a single woman... to my daughter Susannah Hester eight one dollars and thirty five cents ... to my daughter Polly Walker wife of James Walker five dollars in money ... to my daughter Phebe Hester eighty one dollars and thirty five cents ... to my son John Hester eight one dollars and thirty five cents... to my youngest son Elijah Hester eighty one dollars and thirty five cents... after the death of my beloved wife Sarah Hester... my estate real and personal to be equally divided among them... which... will make an equal distributions among all my children as well those that are named above, as those that are not. My sons and daughters that is to say, my son William Hester, my daughter Lucy Linvill, my daughter Martha Swaim, my daughter Faith Linvill, and my daughter Anny Walker having previous to this day received a sufficiently to make them equal in distributive shares to those who are abov or first mentioned that is they have before now received each of them to the amount of eighty one dollars and thirty five cents and I leave my son William Hester and my son in law Milton H. Linville Executors..... October 10, 1843. Signed Robert Hester
Wit: William Walker, Thomas Walker, Pvd. by oath of Wm Walker

Family: F262
135 WILL: Deeds & Wills, vol. 14; pg. 30, Westmoreland Co, VA.
23 Jul 1759.
Omitting customary hortatory clauses.
"I give and bequeath to my son Robert Middleton my book called the explanation of the new
Item. I give to my daughter Rachel Cox One Cow and Calf to her and her heirs.
Item. I give to my son Bend't Rust two Cows and Calves, two ewes, and two sows, and the
feather bed and furniture called mine and a young mare called Fancy to him and his heirs
Item. I give to my two duaghters Frances Shearman and Molly Rust all the rest of my estate
before not given to be eaqually divided between them, and to their heirs forever, and my will
and desire is that what provision I have now by me to be the use of the family now on the
plantation. And I do appoint my son Robert Middleton and Daniel Tebbs my Execut'r of this
my last Will and testament. As witness my hand this 23rd day of July 1759.
Frances Rust 
Family: F357
136 William A. Connally, M. D. of Hebbronville, has given the best years of his life to the practice of medicine and surgery in South Texas. He enjoys a high degree of esteem both in his community and among the medical fraternity of the Southern Gulf Coast country.
Doctor Connally was born at Cummings, Georgia, October 29, 1805, but has been a resident of Texas since he was five years of age. His parents, Wilson A. and Louisa (Allen) Connally, came to Texas in 1870, locating on a farm and ranch in McLennan County. His father served the Confederate cause from Georgia. He died in 1894. His mother died in the year 1891. There were nine children: Winfield S. now eight years of age and living at McGregor, Texas, Augusta, who is now dead; Lonza N., now living at Plainview, Texas: Mellie, now dead, Clara, who is now Clara (Connally) Sloan and living at Placerville, California; Synthia, now dead; George W. now dead; Frederick, now dead and William A.
Doctor Connally is the youngest of the family. He grew up on a farm in McLennan County, attended public schools there and did one year attended public schools there and did one year of his medical college work at Tulane University at New Orleans. In 1893 he graduated with the M. D. degree from the Medical College of Louisville, Kentucky. He first practiced three years at Eagle Springs and for sixteen years was the leading physician of Robstown, Texas. Doctor Connally has practiced at Hebbronville since 1925, and since locating there has served as county health officer of Jim Hoggs County. While living at Robstown he was president of the Nueces County Medical Association. He also served as trustee of the Robstown Independent School Distric and was city health office of Robstown. He also served as local physician for the Tex Mex and St. L. B. & M. Railway Companies. He is past master of Robstown Lodge No 1062, A. F. and A. M. and a life time member of that lodge. He is also a past worthy patron of the Robstown Chapter, Order of Eastern Star.
He married at Gatesville, Texas, December 3, 1893, Miss Ida May Smith, daughter of the Captain and Andora (Keesee) Smith. The children born to their marriage were: Beatrice A. who died at the age of sixteen; Geroge D., now an employee of the Houston Electric Company, of Houston, Texas; Wilson A. Now an employee of the Pacific Electric Co., of Los Angeles, California; Eula D. (Connally) Kubalo of Harlingen, Texas; Walstein, now with the United States Army; Raleigh P., now at home; Charles P. with the United States Army; Mabel M. (Connally) Duke, of Del Rio, Texas and Lillian A., who died at the age of ten. He has two grandchildren, Wilson Earl and Edna May, son and daughter of Wilson A. Connally, of Los Angeles, California. 
Family: F57
137 William Harvey Dever was the father of Nancy Dever, first wife of George Marion Keesee. William Dever was also a neighbor to William Keesee Sr..

William Harvey Dever

Dixie Ann Foster

DRT #17310

William Harvey Dever was born Christmas day 1802 in Buncombe County, North Carolina. He was the son of Nathaniel Dever and Arabella Gray. His father was killed in the Revolutionary War at Kings Mountain. His mother married again. William was chafing at his mother?s remarriage.

Feeling the westward urge, William met Moses Austin (who was talking Texas, although he had never been there). William did not wait. Traveling from Missouri he reached the Red River at Pecan Point just above Sherman. He floated way to the South, finally reaching the renegade outpost of Nachidoches. He equipped himself and following the old Nachidoches Trace towards San Antonio, a Jesuit settlement, William turned south just above what is now Navasota and reached the Brazos River at Hidalgo Bluffs. He crossed by canoe 12 January, 1819 at the age of 17. He settled near a cedar brake two miles from where Washington-on-the-Brazos is now. He named the creak Doe Run after the one near his birthplace. He and his man Reuben built the first house between the Louisiana line and San Antonio, a four room house of cedar logs. In wet weather they hewed the inside smooth.

Moses Austin visited in 1821. William was strong, tall, silent, but determined in his dealings. As he was there first and had acquired considerable land, he felt Austin should not intrude. The breach grew between William and Austin. Austin never settled at Washington, as originally planned, but located his colony down the Brazos at San Felipe.

William?s sweetheart, Catherine came to Texas with his newly widowed mother, Arabella and he young children. William made his house and horses available to old Dr. Burleson, the founder of Baylor College, and Rev Thrall, the first Methodist preacher in Texas, among others.

At 6?3", William was barred from all rifle shooting contests in the early days because of his unerring marksmanship. He was a sentinel and a witness to the drawing of the Declaration of Independence. He was called away before all had signed. His help was needed in rescuing his family. The rumor of the Mexican Army approaching required him to go, with 17 others, to the relief of the Alamo. They reached the outskirts of San Antonio on the morning of 5 March 1836 as it was being stormed by the Mexican Army. He was a scout and a courier in Houston?s army at San Jacinto. He was one of the party to cut Vince?s bridge that would cut off the retreat of Santa Anna?s army.

Will and Catherine raised eleven children. He lived in Washington County to the age of sixty-nine. Thrall?s "Memoirs" justifies the actions of William when he knocked down and whipped Sam Houston who had mistreated a fine horse in his presence.
Family: F3
138 William was listed ast age 22 and his wife Amelia Calhoun was 35 years old. Family: F269
139 William Williams Oliver and family were living in Putnam Co, Indiana about the same time that his sister Mary Emma and husband John Alexander Middleton were living there.
Then they all moved to Wright County, Missouri.
(Information from Pam) 
Family: F149
140 Willingham and Mitchell wedding announcement in Burleson County Ledger and News Chronicle Friday March 10, 1911, Vol. 27, No2, Ed 1

Wednesday evening at the residence of Robert Haddox in the Hix community, Rev. A. H. Broaddus united in marriage Doc Willingham and Miss Minnie Mitchell after which the bridal party was served a splendid wedding party. Then all retired to the residence of B. G. Jackson, where they spent a few hours in pleasant conversation. It was one of the most pleasant affairs in that section for quite awhile.

The bride was born and reared in that community, is an exceedingly amiable lady with friends wherever she is known, while the groom, who was born and raised near Cookes Point, is a prosperous farmer now located in West Texas, where they will make their home.  
Family: F160
141 Witness to their marriage was A. E. Hanner (same person that witnessed the marriage of James Middleton and Lucy Grissom), and Samuel Calhoun. Family: F214
142 Wm. J. Middlebrooks, J. P. performed marriage Family: F1442
143 Years of birth for their children are approximate and based on the 1880 census. Family: F361
144 ______________________________________________
Move to Granville, Orange Co., NC. 1751
Their is no further records of our Samuel,1 SARRATT in Maryland, but 7 years later, (1751) at age 43, it is believed, he appeared in North Carolina applying for a Lord Granville Grant of land. Its not really proof as to where Samuel,1 SARRATT lived from the time he made arrangements to sell his land in 1742, and when he shows up in the South Hyco River area (Now Person Co.) of North Carolina in 1751 [REF: #90 Pg22]
After Samuel,1 SARRETT, age 34, sold his property in Prince George's Co., Maryland, he probably followed the Trading Path, originally and Indian trail that went from Fort Henry (now Petersburg, Virginia) westward into Rowan County, North Carolina, where it crossed the Yadkin River at Trading Ford (near Salisbury) which continues to the Indian Camps of South Carolina and Georgia. [REF: #90 Pg23]

Samuel,1 SARRETT, age 43 with his 1st. Wife ANN and 6 young Children, settled in 1751, not to far south of the Virginia boarder in North Carolina and begin to improve, some property on the South Hyco and Double Creeks, then part of Granville County, now can be identified in Person Co., NC. 
Family: F760
145 mentions in will friends, Fleet Cox, Francis Wright., Exec. Daniel Bennett, Witness: James Baley, Betty Proctor, Proved: William Flood, William Rice Sarah Ellin
146 Attelia Ann was the aunt of Cadmus Wilcox a Confederate Major General.True Tales of Tipton County, Tennessee by Gaylon Neil Beasley Pg 77
Two Confederate Generals

The rank of General in the Confederate Army eluded all of the brave and heroic soldiers that marched out of Tipton County to fight in the Civil War. However, at least two men who had lived in the county for a time prior to the war did attain that rank. One of these was William R. Scurry, the son of Thomas J. and Catherine (Bledsoe) Scurry, an early Covington lawyer. Born on Feb. 10, 1821 in Gallatin, Sumner Co., TN, he moved to Tipton County at an early age. Here he attend school until the age of sixteen when he followed the lead of his brother and moved to Texas, settling in San Augustine.
Scurry became a licensed lawyer and then district attorney of the fifth judicial district before he reached the age of twenty one. For a time following the Mexican War, in which he rose from the rank of private to major, he owned a newspaper, the State Gazette in Austin. After serving as a member of the secession convention of 1861, Scurry joined the Confederate Army a lieutenant colonel of the 4th Texas Cavalry. The following year found him under the command of General Sibley in the latter's attemped occupation of New Mexico Territory. Following battles of Valverde and Glorietta, Scurry was promoted brigadier general to rank from Sept 12, 1862. General Scurry commanded the land forces in the successful recapture of Galveston on Jan 1, 1863 and took a leading part in the Red River Campaign of 1864, participating in the battles of Mansfield and Pleasant Hill in Louisiana against Banks. After Bank's retreat he went to Arkansas with Kirby Smith to oppose a Union advance under Steele and was there mortally wounded on Apr. 30, 1864, in the Battle of Jenkin's Ferry. Scurry County, Texas in named in his honor.
Unlike Scurry, Cadmus M. Wilcox was not a native Tennessean, but like Scurry he spent many of his early years in Tipton County. A native of Wayne County, NC, he was born on May 29, 1824, the son of Reuben and Sarah (Garland) Wilcox. His parent soons moved to Covington, where he grew up and lived until he entered college at the University of Nashville. Shortly thereafter in 1842 he was appointed to the U. S. Military Academy, where he graduated four years later in the same class with T. J. Jackson, George E. Pickett and George B. McClellan.
In 1848, Wilcox werved as groomsman in the wedding of his friend Lt. Ulysses S. Grant. After the war Gen. Wilcox, a bachelor, settled in Washington, D. C. where he resided with the widow and children of his elder brother, C. S. Congressman John A. Wilcox of Texas. He felt such a sense of responsibility for his sister in law the former Emily Donelson, daughter of Andrew Jackson Donelson, and her children that he declined commissions in the Korean and Egyptian armies to remain with her.

Aldridge Attelia Ann
147 Basic family information, children, births, deaths, marriages I used from the website with the exception of adding daughter Sarah b. 1804.
Using the census for Drury Aldridge 1800 Greene County, North Carolina it shows:
Males under 10: 2
Males 10-15: 1
Males 26-44: 1
Females under 10: 1
Females 26-44: 1
The family tree on this website does not show a daughter born before 1800. I believe that daughter Edith Elizabeth Aldridge that is shown as b. 1804 was actually the daughter born before 1800. Edith Ann married Josiah Suggs and in the 1830 Greene County, NC census it lists his wife as being 30-39 putting her as being born before 1800. She and Josiah Suggs had a child, Drewery Aldridge Suggs b. Sept. 7, 1817. If she was born in 1804 she would have been 13 years when her first child was born, possible but not probable.

1820 Green County Census
Drewry Aldridge
White Males under 10: 1 Leonidas
White Males 16-25 1 Jesse B.
white Males 45 and over: 1 Drury the father
White Females under 10: 1 Attelia Ann
White Females 16-25: 2 Mary married 1821
Sarah? married 1822
White Females 45 and over: 1 mother Eliz. White

Daughter Edith Elizabth was married by 1817. Sons Drury and Lemuel were around 30 and were no longer in the household.

My conclusion: Circumstantial evidence using these census's and the 1850 census Washington County, Texas where Leonidas and the mother are living with the family of John W. Middleton that his wife Sarah, is an Aldridge and the daughter of Drury Aldridge and his first wife. Elizabeth White Garland Aldridge would be her stepmother. Leonidas being Sarah's half brother.

Aldridge Drury, Jr.
148 Tipton County, Tennessee Deeds
Book A 1824-31

Aldridge, Drury to R. K. Garland (stepson)
Aldridge, Drury to A. A. Holliday (daughter Attelia Ann)
Aldridge, Drury to Leonidas Aldridge (son)

Leonidas Aldrige is listed in the 1840 Tipton County, Tennessee census.

?Information found:
Elizabeth White Aldridge and the last two children, Leonidas and Attelia move to Tipton County, Tennessee prior to the 1830 census. Some of her Garland family were already there. Attelia Ann was already married to Samuel Holliday. The Holliday family was a prominent Greene County, NC family. On Sept 28, 1828 Drewry, Jr. deeedhis wife Elizabeth, five slaves, his daughter Attelia Ann Holliday, six slaves and Leonidas Benajah Aldridge, five slaves. This is recorded in Tipton Co., Tennessee, Feb 24, 1929 book A., pg. 240. Later Elizabeth, all the Hollidays and Leonidas Benejay went to Texas.

(If Elizabeth Aldridge moved to Tipton prior to 1830 census is the death date 1840 of her husband, Drury Aldridge correct?) kp 
Aldridge Drury, Jr.
Compiled by Rev. H.S. Thrall
Aldridge Leonidas Benijah
Compiled by Rev. H.S. Thrall
[Transcribed by ©Donna Walton, 2007, from "Texas Scrap Book"]

1857- Seth Ingram, one of S.F. Austin's first surveyors; General Felix Huston, ex-Governor J. Pinckney Henderson, General Thomas J. Rusk, first secretary of war under the Republic of Texas, and in battle of San Jacinto; Dr. John Shackelford, captain of company under Colonel J.W. Fannin, and was saved to doctor wounded Mexicans at the Alamo in 1836; Hiram G. Runnels, ex-governor of Mississippi; General James Hamilton, of South Carolina, went down in the steamer Nautilus; J.A. Greer, LEONIDAS B. ALDRIDGE; Erasmo Seguin, Spanish commissioner to show Stephen F. Austin the territory he was to colonize. 
Aldridge Leonidas Benijah

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