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    • [On February 2, 1844, in Granville County North Carolina, Jane Grisham filed for a widow's pension
      stating that she is the widow of James Grisham, a pensioner of the United States at the rate of $35.71
      per annum; that she was married to James Grisham by Leonard Higgs in Granville County North
      Carolina on August 1 1781; that her husband died April 26, 1837; and that she remains a widow.]
      Family record
      Howel Grisham Son of James Grisham was Born the 5 day of may 1782
      Benjamin Grisham Son of James Grisham Was Born the 22 day of june 1785
      2 FPA W5459
      Wheeler...son...the 27 day august 1787
      Nany [could be Mary] ..Daughter..1st day of january 1790
      Elizabeth ...20 [?] april 1793
      Thomas... may the 21 1795
      Salley ...1 6 day of may 1798
      Peggey Saterwhite Grisham daughter of James Grisham was Born the 14 day of October 1800
      [On February 3, 1844, in Granville County, NC, Frances Henderson, 76, widow of the late Chief
      Justice L. Henderson, gave an affidavit that she was born and raised in the same neighborhood with
      James Grisham and his wife James Clarke, and knows that they were married and lived together as man
      and wife.]
      [On February 2, 1844 in Granville County, Benjamin Norwood, 84, gave an affidavit that he is a cousin
      of James Clarke Grisham and knows that she married James Grisham in August of 1781; he also says
      that he knows that James Gresham served three months under Captain William Glover and marched to
      Wilmington because he, Benjamin Norwood, hired a substitute to go in his stead in this service.]
    • James GRISHAM, farmer, P. O. Walshville, was born in Dixon County, Tenn., January 14,
      1811, son of Austin and Fanny (POWERS) GRISHAM, he born in Guilford County, N. C.,
      March 10, 1771, and died in Montgomery County March 9, 1853; she born in Virginia
      October 10, 1775, and died in Montgomery County May 10, 1851. James, the fourth child
      of a family of five, finished his education in Montgomery County in 1829, and began
      life as a farmer, which occupation he has ever since followed. He is one of the first
      settlers of Montgomery County, having entered the land he now lives on in 1820. He
      took part in the Black Hawk war, in 1832. In Montgomery County, January 8, 1830, he
      married Martha R. GARRISON, born December 22, 1813, and died September 29, 1843. She
      was a daughter of John GARRISON, who died in Tennessee. In Montgomery County, November
      30, 1845, he married his second wife, Pamelia CANNON, born in Illinois in April, 1828,
      daughter of William and Catharine (LOVINGS) CQANNON, he born in Kentucky, and died in
      1880; she, also a native of Kentucky, is still living. Mr. GRISHAM has a family of
      seventeen children ? John A., William S., Amanda C., Fanny M., Thomas K., Polly P.,
      Melissa R., Martha R., Mary F., Margaret M., Alfred F., Elias E., Charles S., Henry R.,
      Baby, Ulysses C. and Allen A. He is a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, and a
      supporter of the Republican party. ?

      Henry Melton Will born 1739 Louisa Co, VA
      Granville Co. NC.
      Court 1792-1795 No. 160
      Will of Henry Melton Proved by John Evans and Alexander Grisham; Agnes Melton qualifies as
      Pomfret Melton had guardian---Stephen Samples
      Henry Melton had guardian-----James Smith
      James Melton had guardian-----David Harris

      am not sure what the relationship is with the Young brothers, but I believe they are nephews of Jeremiah Frazier/Fraizer md. Elizabeth "Betsy" MELTON 19 Oct 1783 Granville Co. NC. Betsy is the dau. of Henry MELTON/MILTON md. Agnes Sears. (Court Records of Granville Co. NC. Estate Papers of Henry MELTON.) The Editor of the MILTON/MELTON POT QUARTERLY.

      p. 6 George Gauham (Grisham) of Richmond, VA bill of sale to James Lewis of Granville Co, October 6, 1792

      Henry's wife was Agnes Sears daughter of John and Violet Sears and sister to Temperance Sears Hicks.

      The Melton family married Hesters

      HESTER, MELTON posted by Harriet Hester Johnson on Thursday, March 26, 1998


      HESTER--looking for Michael HESTER married to Joanna MELTON in Louisa Co. in the middle or late 1700's. Both her father and grandfather are Henry MELTON. Michael's son was Henry HESTER who moved to Granville Co., NC.

      In 1788 Granville Census Henry Melton lived by Zachariah Hester. There was a Zachariah Hester listed as the brother of Elizabeth Hester that married James Grisham in 1771.

      John Gordon, Northumberland Co., VA sold land in Granville, NC that he had conveyed to him by Agnes and Stephen Melton on April, 12. 1796

      >Well my illusive John is still in hiding. I don't know his DOB, he died in
      >1810. In Granville County Marriage bonds he is listed as Jr. and married
      >"Polly" Parrish
      In my Melton Family, I find an Agnes Sears who married Henry
      >Melton. She was the daughter of John and Violett Sears. John died in 1823
      >had several daughters and sons John, James and Williams. The daughters
      >Grisham, Melton, Hester, Sears and Barnett.
      Thomas Gresham d. 1759 will Louisa Co, VA
      mentions three sons Benjamin, John, Richard

      James Grisham born Louisa Co., VA married Jane Clark in 1781 lived in Granville Co., NC
      Howell b. 1782
      Benjamin b. 1785
      Nany (Mary) b. 1790
      Eliz. b. 1793
      Thomas b. 1795 marr Mary Hester
      Sally b. 1798
      Peggy b. 1800

      Polley F. Lemay

      John Lemay

      Christian Ussery

      Charles Lemay

      Susannah Turner

      Richard Ussery


      Polley F. Lemay




      John Lemay Bible Records

      Harris Hicks Revolutionary War Pension Aplicaation

      John Hicks was the son of Harris Hicks and Temperance Sears.
      He was the grandson of Absolam Hicks and Mary Harris.
      He was the great-grandson of Sherwood Harris.
      He was born May 20, 1790 Granville Co NC and died before 1853.

      Polley F. (Lemay) Hicks must have died between the time her father made his will and the date of probate of the will in July of 1834. The records for John Hicks as guardian for his children's estate begin in August of 1834. The record in Feb. of 1837 states that the Hicks children received the "balance due the wards after paying for guardian bond, cash received of Samuel Lemay, executor of John Lemay deceased in part of ward's legacy".

      John Hicks had remarried by 1840 as his household contained a female age 50-60. Where he lived after 1840 or what became of his children is not known. None of the family appear on the 1850 census or later Granville Co NC records.

      Granville Co North Carolina Marriage Bond #3865.

      John Hicks to Polly Lemay Oct. 23, 1816. Bondsman: David Satterwhite.
      He son of Harris Hicks.

      Granville County NC Guardian Accounts 1831-1841, p 224 ---- May Court 1835

      Patsey, Cathrine, Fletcher, Minerva, Polly Ann and Nancy Hicks in account with John Hicks guardian makes charges from Aug. 1834 and gives balance for wards.

      Granville Co NC Guardian Accounts 183l-41, p 270-27l ---- Feb. Court 1836

      Martha C., Catherine, John Fletcher and Mary Ann Hicks in account with John Hicks, guardian, charged for board and tuition, credits with cash from Samuel Lemay, plus interest. Minerva Hicks also a ward.

      Granville Co North Carolina Guardian Accounts, l83l-l84l, p 302 --- Aug. Court 1836.

      Nancy Hicks in account with John Hicks, guardian, gives amount remaining from that received of Samuel Lemay after board and tuition paid.

      Granville Co NC Guardian Accounts 183l-41, p 340 ---- Feb. Court 1837

      Patsey Hicks, Catherine Hicks, Fletcher Hicks, Minerva Hicks, Polley Ann Hicks, and Nancy Hicks, my children in account with me, John Hicks, their guardian, Aug. Court 1834, balance due the wards after paying for guardian bond, cash received of Samuel Lemay, executor of John Lemay deceased in part of ward's legacy, and again received from Samuel Lemay
      May Court 1835 and final amount balanced Jan. l, 1836 put to interest.

      Granville County North Carolina Marriage Bonds

      Samuel Cottrell to Catharine Hicks March 10, 1840. Bondsman: Thomas Rice.
      Witness: J. M. Wiggins. She daughter of John Hicks

      George W. Lumpkin to Martha C. Hicks Jan. 30, 1840.
      Bondsman: Thomas D. Hays. Bond #3053.

      1820 Census Granville Co North Carolina ---- p 3l.

      John Hicks



      under 10:






      1840 Census Granville Co North Carolina ---- p l40.













      John Lemay Bible Records

      Births of two Hicks children but only the names are legible (Catherine and Martha C.)

      John William De La Fletcher was born March 10, 1820.

      Manervia Hicks was born Feb. 12, 1822.

      Polley Ann Hicks was born Dec. 23, 1824.

      Nancy Fullilove Hicks was born Aug. 4, 1826.

      John Hicks was born May 20, l792 (Revolutionary Pension Application says May 20, 1790).

      Revolutionary War Pension Application of Harris Hicks, wife Temperance

      No W-4989.
      Washington Co Virginia ---- July 26, 1853. Power of Attorney to John W. Stevens of Abingdon, VA from William Hicks, heir of Harris Hicks, a pensioner in the State of NC, in right of pension due the widow from March 4, 1836 to Sept. 29, 1848. Said pension in right of the widow of Harris Hicks, viz. "My mother Temperance Hicks who died on Sept. 29, 1848".

      State of North Carolina, Orange Co, Superior Court of Law, Fall Term l832.
      Before James Martin, one of the judges of the superior court of law and court of equity, appeared Solomon Whitlow, aged 70 years the 22 April 1832, a resident of Person Co NC, declared as follows: That at about the age of 3 years his parents removed from Hanover Co VA to Tabbs Creek, Granville Co NC. That his mother was the sister of Absolam Hicks who had married and settled in the neighborhood of' his father, within a mile or mile and half of him. That said Absolam Hicks died and left three sons, Bishop, Absolam and Harris Hicks.

      Bishop Hicks was apprenticed to Thomas Norman, and Absolam and Harris Hicks were
      bounds to Harry Melton to learn the "art and mystery? of a blacksmith. Before his apprenticeship was completed, the said Harris Hicks, contrary to the wish of his master, "Eloped" from him and enlisted as a soldier in the U.S. army under John Farrar in a 9 months tour of duty. This affiant has seen the affidavits of Benjamin Hester (0), Zachariah Hester, James Grisham Sr., Thomas Parham (Short) and Agnes Parham his wife, and fully concurs in the statements made by them. This affiant was a soldier with the said Harris Hicks in the tour of Charleston. (Mentioned death of Genl. Davidson, killed at the Catawba). Said Harris Hicks served as a substitute for Jeremiah Frazier Sr. and as pay received a mare and 2 cows and calves. He also served part of a tour as substitute for his uncle, David Hicks, the latter was in service and desired to return home to his family. Said Harris Hicks was without a wife and family, being a "young, active man". Said Harris Hicks returned home with a ?very sore leg", occasioned by the kick of a horse while on duty in this tour.
      Later he joined the Light Horse, under Capt. John Henderson, Lt. John Dickerson, and Capt. Soloman Walker. Harris Hicks' old master, Harry Melton, told him (Harris Hicks) "if he had not run away from him and joined the army, he would not have had such a sore leg and be obliged to undergo the pain and misery of it --- and wished him to come and work with him in his shop ---telling him that if he would do so, he(?) sutton (?), would learn him a great deal in the Trade, which he had never learned him But Hicks declined". Harris Hicks' leg continued to bother him, and he got "old William Cocke to Doctor it for him and under his care it was entirely cured up--- But it very soon had like to have killed him and it broke out anew and then he felt some relief". Harris Hicks was also under the care of Mrs. Taylor, wife of Col. Joseph Taylor. James Satterfield and Thomas Morris of Person Co attest to the foregoing affidavit. An 1832 affidavit of Rankin McKee of Orange Co NC. Certified that he worked with Harris Hicks as a blacksmith, 12 or 14 years ago.

      Sept. 10, 1838, Halifax Co North Carolina
      Declaration of Mrs. Temperance Hicks, widow of Harris Hicks, aged 74 years,
      re: his Rev. War service. That she married him on April l0, l784, and that he died in August l836. Signed by mark. She appeared before James J. Vaughan, a Justice of the Peace.
      James J. Vaughan certified that the following page was cut from her family Bible containing ages of her children.

      Absalom Hicks, the son of Harris and Temperance his wife, was born June 12, 1786.

      Jane Hicks, daughter of Same, was born July lst, 1788.

      John Hicks, son of Same, was born May 20th, 1790.

      Elizabeth Hicks, daughter of Same, was born Sept. lst, 1794.

      Willis Hicks, son of the Same, was born May 4th, 1797.

      Polly Hicks, daughter of Same, was born Jan. 20, 1800

      Robert Hicks, son of Same, was born 0ct. 17th, 1802.

      William Hicks, son of Same, was born Aug. 29th, 1805.

      Peyton Hicks, son of Same, was born March 7th, 1808.

      Joseph John Hicks, son of Peyton and Eliza, was born Feb. 10th, 1832.

      Elethe Caroline Hicks, daughter of the same, was born Jan. 9th, 1834.

      Eliza Hicks, the wife of Peyton Hicks, was born June 16th, 1817

      Temperance Hicks, the wife of Harris Hicks, was born Oct. 7th, 1765.

      Granville Co North Carolina ---- Nov. 8, 1844.
      Declaration of Willis Hicks, a resident of said County, aged 47 years, one of the children and heirs of Temperance Hicks, widow of Harris Hicks, who was a soldier in the North Carolina Militia in the War of the Revolution, and was placed on the North Carolina Pension Roll for Granville County under Act of l832. That said Pensioner was placed on the Pension Roll in May 1834 at $80 per annum. That Pensioner died April 6, l837, leaving a widow Temperance Hicks who died Sept. 29, 184l, leaving the following children surviving her, to wit: the declarant, Willis Hicks, John Hicks, William Hicks, Paiton Hicks, Robert Hicks, Jane Hicks and Mary who intermarried with Ransome Smith, all of lawful age.
      "That the original Family Record is lost". Signed by name.

      Washington Co Virginia ---- July 26, l853
      Declaration of William Hicks, son of Harris Hicks (who received a yearly pension of $96 per year), that wife of Harris Hicks was Temperance Sears, married in l789 in Granville Co NC and they left issue: Absolom Hicks, Jane Hicks, Elizabeth Howell who is dead, Willis Hicks, Mary Hicks, Robert Hicks dead, William Hicks, Peyton Hicks, John Hicks dead.

      Granville Co North Carolina ---- Sept. 4, 1838.
      Affidavit of John Sears who stated that his sister Temperance Sears married Harris Hicks, Revolutionary War soldier, by Ambrose Barker at a place called Ellis in this county in l784.

      pg 191-192 26 Oct 1774 Richd. GRESHAM of Louisa Co., VA. to James CURRIN of
      Granville Co., North Carolina; 40 shillings; 100 a. in Louisa Co. on North East
      Cr; part of a tract formerly granted to Thos. GRESHAM from a Patten by him
      Richd. GRESHAM Anne (X) GRESHAM
      Wit. John SEARS, John (X) GRESHAM, Elizabeth (X) GRESHAM, Violete (X) SEARS.
      11 Dec 1775 proved by oath of Jno. Sears 13 Oct 1777 proved by oath of Violete

      Pg 194-195 13 Oct 1777 Jas. CURRIN (CURRAN) of State of Carolina, Granville Co.
      to David LANORD of Louisa Co.; L12 paid to Jas CURRIN and Eliza CURRAN his wife;
      100 a.., being the old plantation whereon Thos. GRESHAM Dec'd. lived, bounded on
      ESTES and MCCARTY and Jane ROWE and Benja. GRESHAM.
      James CURRIN Elizabeth (X) CURRIN
      Wit; None.
      13 Oct 1777 ack by James CURRIN and Elizabeth his wife.

      1788 Granville Co Tax records Currins lived by John Sears and James Grisham

      Will Bk. 5 p. 166 April 25, 1799
      Will of Charles PARRISH will proved May 1801, wife Ellishaba, sons Lewis,
      John, Pleasant, Caswell and daughters Mary GRISHAM (or GRISHEN), Eliazabeth
      PARISH, Masse PARISH,
      Witnesses are Dennis DRISCHELL; Barbara DRISKELL

      Granville Co., NC
      Bk. N 1790-93
      p. 28 Barnett PULLIAM
      p. 34 Barnett PULLIUM to Samuel CLAY
      p. 35 B__? PARRISH to Richard GLASGOW
      p. 54 John PARRISH and others to Thomas RICE
      p. 81 Jonathan PARRISH to George FLOYD
      p. 114 Sherwood PARRISH to Henry MELTON
      p. 168 Charles PARRISH to Drury Kimball
      p. 174 Charles PARRISH to Thomas KIRKS

      John H. Wiggins b. 1789 d. 1837 married Susannah Hester

      Thomas Wiggins Sr. b. 1730 Granville, D. 1799 Granville, NC
      married his second wife Frances Gresham Nov. 5, 1796 Granville Co., NC

      John Grisham and Polly Floyd married in Granville NC Jul 12, 1820 bm Davi Rice, wit. James M. Wiggins

      John Grisham deed to Hundley Wiggins for land that was willed to him by Thomas Wiggins Decd. Deed date Jul 29, 1815.

      Alexander Gresham and Frances Wiggins married in Granville Co., NC Oct 13, 1800, John Gresham bm and James Sneed Wit.

      Granville County, Bastardry Bonds
      ---- MOTHER ------------- DATE ------ BONDSMAN ------------ BONDSMAN -------------BONDSMAN-----------

      Frances Gresham Aug 1793 Frances Grisham Charles Parrish Thos Wiggins

      (son John Grisham/Gresham was born 1793 and she married Thomas Wiggins in 1796)


      Thomas Greasom Will January 1759 Fredericksville Parish, Louis Co., VA
      wife Mary, sons Benjamin Greasome, John Gresham, Richard Gresham
      Witnesses: Waddy Thompson, Benjamin Gresham, Richard Gresham, daughter Mary Sears and daughter Louisa

      OLIVER Grisham/Grissom b. 1758 or 1759 Louisa VA res. 1775 Wilkes Co., NC land grant in Lincoln, TN Oliver Grissom and wife Diannah Harrison d. 1831 moved to Lauderdale, Alabama in 1805
      Possible brothers of Oliver: Drury, James, Moses, William

      AUSTIN Grissom b. 3/10/1771 Guuilford, NC died 1853 Montgomery Co., IL. married Powers in 1793. She was born in Rockingham VA. He had 2 brothers Thomas 1773 and William 1775 possible more left South Carolina in 1811.

      JAMES Gresham (may be a brother of Oliver) b. 1759 d. 1837. married Jane Clark. James was born in Louisa Co., VA and moved to Granville, NC when he was 7 hears old.
      Howel b. 1783
      Benjamin b. 1785
      Wheeler b. 1787
      Nancy or Mary b. 1790
      Elizabeth b. 1793 married Whittington?
      Thomas b. 1795 married Mary Hester
      Sally b. 1798
      Peggy Satterwhite Grisham b. 1800