Robert B. Butler1

M, b. 16 February 1882, d. 7 July 1951
  • Last Edited: 1 Jul 2011
  • (Child) Birth*: 16 February 1882; Prentiss Co., Mississippi1
  • Marriage*: say 1905; Principal=Osie Lee Pollard1
  • (Deceased) Death*: 7 July 1951; Hobbs, Lea Co., New Mexico; Robert Bush "Bob" Butler was a policeman killed in the line of duty in Hobbs, New Mexico. He was the husband of Osie Pollard Butler, both of whom were born in Prentiss County, Mississippi, having migrated west during the Great Depression in search of greater economic opportunity. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and a devoted policeman in service to the people of Hobbs, New Mexico.2

Family: Osie Lee Pollard b. s 1883

Citations

  1. [S452] Charles Butler e-mail, e-mail address, Jul 2011,.
  2. [S452] Charles Butler e-mail, e-mail address, Jul 2011,.
    From findagrave.com.

Osie Lee Pollard1

F, b. say 1883
  • Last Edited: 1 Jul 2011

Family: Robert B. Butler b. 16 Feb 1882, d. 7 Jul 1951

Citations

  1. [S452] Charles Butler e-mail, e-mail address, Jul 2011,.

Nancy E. (?)

F, b. circa 1849
  • Last Edited: 11 Jul 2011

Family: Solomon Britt b. Mar 1853

Citations

  1. [S1] Louisiana Marriage Records, 1851-1900

    Name:     Solomon Britt
    Spouse:     Nancy E. [Mrs] Chambers
    Marriage Date:     12 Mar 1878
    County:     Sabine
    State:     LA.

William M. McGraw1

M, b. say 1816
  • Last Edited: 12 Jul 2011

Family: Laurena Caldwell b. c 1819

Citations

  1. [S1] Ancestry.com. Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969.

Hinyard Britt

M, b. circa 1837
  • Last Edited: 18 Jul 2011

Family: Lucinda Goodwin b. s 1838

Citations

  1. [S442] Donnie Britt e-mail, e-mail address, 2008 - current,.
  2. [S1] Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
  3. [S1860] 1860, Census, Lowndes, Mississippi; Roll: M653_586; Page: 642; Image: 198; Family History Library Film: 803586.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Hinzard Britt     22
    Lucinda Britt     20
    Sarah Britt     10/12.
  4. [S1] Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System:
    http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm.

Lucinda Goodwin1

F, b. say 1838
  • Last Edited: 18 Jul 2011

Family: Hinyard Britt b. c 1837

Citations

  1. [S442] Donnie Britt e-mail, e-mail address, 2008 - current,.
  2. [S1] Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
  3. [S1860] 1860, Census, Lowndes, Mississippi; Roll: M653_586; Page: 642; Image: 198; Family History Library Film: 803586.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Hinzard Britt     22
    Lucinda Britt     20
    Sarah Britt     10/12.

Sarah Britt

F, b. 1859
  • Last Edited: 18 Jul 2011

Citations

  1. [S1860] 1860, Census, Lowndes, Mississippi; Roll: M653_586; Page: 642; Image: 198; Family History Library Film: 803586.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Hinzard Britt     22
    Lucinda Britt     20
    Sarah Britt     10/12.

Margaret Britt

F, b. circa 1844
  • Last Edited: 18 Jul 2011

Mary Britt

F, b. circa 1842
  • Last Edited: 18 Jul 2011

Henry White I1

M, b. say 1588
  • Last Edited: 16 Aug 2012
  • Biography*: According to "The Hill Family of Chowan," Henry White, had lived on Queen's Creek in York County, north of Williamsburg.

    This writer has no documentation or proof, other than the source just cited, that this Henry was the father of Henry II.2,3
  • (Child) Birth*: say 1588; England1
  • Research Note: 15 August 2012; From: Joyce Boring
    Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2012 3:15 PM

    (Joyce thinks that Henry White II's father was William White, one of the original settlers of Jamestown, VA)

    Hi, Lew. I think there are three Henry Whites, but I am thinking that Henry I is the one first born here C. 1618, and is the son of William White, the settler of 1607, who we think was born about 1588. Do you have any information on the first Henry or on William White? One of them was appointed as an executor for John White's children, which is why I think they are related. My information says that White William died Sept. 12, 1624 with a will proved by 1627, which is why I think he survived the Indian Massacre. John Smith calls him one of his "old Soldiers" who could vouch for Smith's good leadership while in charge of the settlement. He also was said to have lived with the Indians for a time, which is why he witnessed the splaying of George Casson, and the black boy's initiation ceremony to become braves, but was not allowed to watch it all. When I researched his purchase of his land in 1662 or so at Little River, the notes said that they purchased it directly from the local Indians, so that to me is showing great respect for them enough to purchase it from them. So if he really lived with them for long enough to know of many of their ways, I was hunching that he knew how to anticipate their ways. Not sure where he was actually living during the massacre, but that his son Henry was living in Isle of Wight, and his grandson said that his father was a cooper. Later in Pasquotank he is validating Samuel Davis who is about to marry his daughter. Also the great poem that Henry II, or the one born in 1642 writes relies on the Bible stories and retells the Fall of Man in 301 rhyming verses. That Henry supposedly was working at the school himself in order to learn to read and write, and I am impressed with his talent in rhyming 302 or so lines in poetry. I'm sure the stories of splayings and Indian cruelties was passed down to sons and daughters, and also the great respect they must have had for the survival livings of the Indians in a primitive culture, quite different from what they knew in England or whereever they came from. Do you know their origins? Since John White the illustrator retired to Scotland, living in an English colony there, and he made the ship trip back to Roanoke Island to find his daughter and granddaughter, Virginia Dare, who had already left the island to live with the Croatians Indians. I've read they may have survived 20 years with them and then been massacred by Powhattan, but that a few escaped and were hidden and protected by Indians near the Chowan River. Do you know anything about that? 
      I am very impressed with my readings about Capt. Smith, as he mandated Biblical principles to organize the settlement, like a man shall not eat if he does not work, and delegating chores to every man, making the "gentlemen" work as well. Since William White is designated as a Laborer upon arrival, he would have had the bulk of all the work done, and probably been a party to those that packed up and left before Gates arrived down river. Although William may also have settled near Henricus, which is what I'm presently researching. Since Smith traveled up all the rivers, and since he split the settlement, have some live up river in Henricus and some down river near Point Comfort, then who knows which one William settled in? They ALL WERE SERIOUS ADVENTURERS, even to embark on an unknown journey across the oceans for four months.  Henry does buy land near Henrico for a couple years lives there after he buys his land in Little River, as it is being given away if people will settle there and add protection from the Indians. 
      This whole puzzle has really captured my attention, and I am in awe of the Whites ability to survive the primitive life. Since there is a house still standing that belonged to John Morris, I believe, and now one with a White, named as the oldest house still standing in NC? These men could build houses well. They are amazing pioneers, and reared large families. Henry II had at least two wives and children by both. I think I am related to Henry the I or II by way of his sister Rebecca, who marries Thomas Symons (Symons Creek school is noted as the first school in NC Encyclopedia), and their daughter Mary marries John Morris, so they are all friends, and maybe Friends as New Quakers as well) and live as neighbors in Perquimons. I am so impressed with the Christian and spiritual knowledge of Henry White who wrote this poem in 1698, and it evidences to me that he understands sin and forgiveness and gratefulness to God and Jesus Christ.  That was definitely passed down to my Grandmother Pearl who was born to Virginia Alderman and was granddaughter of Charlotte Morris, the 5th generation Morris. We were visited by Eunice Morris's daughter Jesse Mason Watson"s son Richard Watson in l975 and given a newspaper article where Jessie was 100years old and could remember back 5 generations. Her granddaughter Peggy was researching the line and just could prove the link between William and Henry White. She's the one who make the link back to the Jamestown marker which has William White's name on it, and we know Henry was born but not precisely which year yet. 
      I am the one so far asking about a connection between John White and William White, but haven't been able to research that far back in England. Supposedly William White was from Thornton?  I met with a historian from Jamestown and their researcher just didn't have where he was from even listed, nor does Jamestown Society have any information on him, at least they didn't several years ago when I called them. Just his name listed. I remember Grandmother Pearl said that she could join Colonial Dames and First Families of Virginia!  Our White group did move to NC, but I don't know what year NC separated from VA yet!
     
    I am so impressed with Henry White's poem of 1698 as an example of one of the very earliest surviving literature from colonial era, where so much burned up, and couldn't be carted around as children moved on to new communities. This poem was found in the back of the Quaker minutes book kept by Henry II, born in 1642.  Again, why do you think his grandfather was also Henry? And why not William? do you know for sure?  Thanks for writing!  Cousin Joyce! .

    From: Joyce Boring
    Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2012 2:10 PM

    Do you have any information that Henry White, born 1642 or 1632 had a father named Henry White, born about 1615-1619 to William White, a laborer in Jamestown settlement?   I see some inform. that he had a brother/cousin named Thomas White who was named at Jamestown settlement by 1609. Have you made this connection?  Also that John White the illustrator and Governor of Roanoke Colony had a brother in the same church in London with many haberdasher's, or linen drapers. William White supposedly was a linen draper also? Would this be the same person?  My grandmother's line is from Rebecca White m. to Thomas Symons whose daughter Mary married John Morris, 4 generations to Alderman, Leonard, and my grandmother married a Newman from Galax. I am Joyce Boring m. and separated from a Brown.... Joyce

    From: Lew Griffin
    Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2012 6:05 PM
    To: 'Joyce Brown'
    Subject: RE: Henry White ancestry

    Hi Joyce,
         I appreciate your interesting e-mail. I’m sorry to say that I have no proof as to the father of the Henry White who married Rebecca Arnold – whether it was an earlier Henry White, as I have, or William White, as you have. My only source for the Henry idea is a book I found in Salt Lake City some years ago, “The Hills of Chowan County, NC,” by Anne L. McCarthy. The author did not make much mention of this earliest Henry other than the brief statement I have in my online file. Her book was mainly about the early Hill family.
    ....     
         I assume you have not found anyone who has a copy of the 1624 - 1627 will of William White? That would seem to be a key document to have, for anyone who wanted to prove this lineage for say, a patriotic society. The only sources I could find online for William as the father of Henry, so far at least, seem to refer back to undocumented research submitted in the 1990’s to the LDS church.
         If you come up with anything further suggesting Henry was the son of William, I’ll be interested to hear. I’ll let you know if I find anything as well. It certainly is an interesting possibility to explore.
    Regards,
    Lew Griffin

    4,3

Family:

Citations

  1. [S1] The Hill Family of Chowan County North Carolina by Anne L. McCarthy.
  2. [S1] The Hill Family of Chowan County North Carolina by Anne L. McCarthy, as found in the FHL in Salt Lake City, UT.
  3. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr., e-mail address.
  4. [S481] Joyce Boring e-mail, e-mail address, 4 Jul 2012,.

James McEwen Jr.

M, b. before 21 January 1750, d. before April 1815
  • Last Edited: 26 Feb 2019
  • (Child) Birth*: before 21 January 1750; Blackford, Perth, Scotland
  • Baptism: 21 January 1750; Blackford, Perth, Scotland2
  • Marriage*: say 1771; Principal=Sarah McKnight3
  • Deed*: 23 September 1805; Rowan Co., North Carolina; Deed Book 11, p.628 -- James McEwen of Iredell County to William McEwen, 349 acres on the waters of Third Creek on both sides of Duck Creek, which had been conveyed to James by his mother Isabella (Miller) McEwen.
  • Will*: 26 June 1814; Rutherford Co., Tennessee; Will of James McEwen
    Rutherford County, Tennessee

    June 26 1814

    In the name of God amen
    I James McEwen of the County of Rutherford and the state of Tennessee though weak in body but having the Exercise of Reason and calling to mind the Mortality do make this my last will and testament, and first of all I Comit my soul to God who gave it and my body to be inter'd in the Earth from which it was taken.

    I do bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah McEwen all the primisses whereon I now live during her natural life together with all farming utensals and all the Amoluments arising from it and waggon and geers and one bed and furniture one Bay mare and Colt one Cow and Calf one Ewe and lamb and kitchen furniture

    and at her departure from this world
    -- I do bequeath to my son John Martin McEwen aright title and property to all my lands and property of the soil with one bay mare and two Colts one bed and furniture one Cow and calf his firearms and sum hogs -- by paying Alexander McEwen my son thirty Dollars James McEwen my son sixty Dollars and William McEwen my son sixty Dollars but no part of the land to be sold to Discharge the Above mentioned sums unless he is Embezzling his property and no part of the moneys to be paid to his Brothers during their mother life time

    -- I do bequeath to Josiah McEwen my son my firearms

    -- I do bequeath to Mary Miller McEwen one horse worth fifty Dollars one saddle and bridle worth twentytwo Dollars one bed and furniture two Cows one Ewe and lamb and all her waring cloths

    -- I do bequeath to David McEwen my Grand son son of William McEwen one silver watch.

    -- the Remainder of my personal property to be Equally devided between my three Daughters Margery Stewart Sarah Henderson and Mary Miller McEwen no public sale to be made.

    And I hereby make and Ordain my worthy friends Alexander McEwen and James McEwen Executors of this my last will and testament in witness Whereof I the said James McEwen have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal the day and year above written.

    Signed sealed and Declared by the said James McEwen the testator of his last will and testament in the presence of us who were present at the time of signing and sealing thereof.
    John Alexander -- Jurat
    John M. McKnight -- Jurat

    Rutherford County Court, April Term 1815
    ....ordered to be recorded 11 May 1815
    Blackman Coleman
    Clk, Rutherford County Court4
  • (Deceased) Death*: before April 1815; Rutherford Co., Tennessee
  • Probate*: 5 May 1815; Rutherford Co., Tennessee5
  • Research Note*: 4 May 2014; From Dickson-McEwen and Allied Families Genealogy 929.273 D561s by Austin Wheeler Smith SLC pg 224, 227, 228. James will was recorded 5 May 1815, in will Book 3, pages 29-30, in Rutherford Co, TN....Mentions all of his children by name, as well as grandson Davis, son of William. James McEwen was a citizen of Iredell County, NC....transferred to William McEwen 23 September 1805 a tract of land consisting of 349 acres...We find him in Lincoln Co NC January 1806...seemed to have reached TN late in 1808 or early 1809. He lived and died on his farm five miles northwest of Murfreesboro. His mother lived with him. It has been impossible so far to locate his farm, and the graves of him, his wife, and his mother, all of whom were buried in that vicinity.

    Austin Wheeler Smith: "They emigrated from Scotland (Glasgow perhaps) about 1753 or earlier to America, landing in Pennsylvania, where they remained for a few years. Both were born in Scotland and doubtless some of their children were. There is a tradition that Isabella was baptized at Bannock, Scotland, in the Highlands, and that three of her children were born in Scotland. The twins, William and James, are known, or at least believed, to have been born there, and tradition indicates that Jane also was born before the family emigrated. John Bell McEwen, a descendant, (see letter) gives Harrisburg as the place in Pennsylvania where the McEwens settled, but Joseph Dickson, whom their daughter married, lived in that part of Chester County which is now Franklin County, and it is more than probable that the McEwens also lived there since the marriage took place in Pennsylvania. Land purchases in Rowan County, North Carolina, indicte that the McEwen family was in that county as early as 1766, and they may have been there much earlier. Mrs. Eleanor Sharp Becton in her statement in 1896 says they settled at Steele's Creek Church in Iredell County. James McEwen is buried in Statesville, North Carolina. His gravestone has the following inscription: Here Lies the Body of James McEwen Born May 7, 1717 Died October 28th, 1766 Age 49 Years This inscription is taken from Tombstone Records, Old Fourth Creek Congregation, Rowan County, now Iredell County, and located in the city of Statesville, North Carolina. The McEwens emigrated to Rowan and Lincoln Counties in North Carolina with the McKnights, Dicksons, Hendersons, McKisicks, and others who settled first in Chester County, Pennsylvania. William McKnight, father of James McKnight, who married Eleanor McEwen, bought land in Rowan County, North Carolina, as early as 1753. His will was recorded there January, 1760. He directed in his will that a 326 acre tract of land in Chester County, Pennsylvania, be sold and divide d among his children. James McEwen, Jr., was still a citizen of Lincoln County in 1806. Isabella Miller McEwen, who died at the age of ninety-six, immigrated to Tennessee with her son James after January, 1806, at which time he was in Lincoln County, North Carolina. They settled five miles west of Murfreesboro, where she died and is buried. She was described in 1896 by Mrs. Becton, her great-granddaughter, as a small woman. The McEwens were staunch Presbyterians. Eleanor McEwen McKnight, wife of James McKnight, and daughter of James McEwen, Jr., became a member of the Stone's River Presbyterian Church when it was organized April 1, 1816. The names of Mrs. M. McEwen and Mrs. Sarah McEwen appear on the church roll of the Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Tennessee, as early as February, 1811. It was here that David, Daniel, and William settled.6
  • Research Note: 5 November 2016; McEwen's appear to have been present in NC from at least the middle of the 1700's [1753 Rowan County Tax records]. There appear to have been concentrations in two areas - Bladen County in the northeast corner of NC where McEwen's were recorded in early tax records [1763] and the 1790, 1800, 1810 US Censuses; and in the Rowan County area of northwestern NC where McEwen's were recorded in early tax records [Rowan County 1763] and the 1790 (Iredell County), 1800 (Rowan, Mecklenburg and Iredell County), 1810 (Iredell, Wilkes and Robe____ County) and 1820 (Iredell, Mecklenburg and Burke County) US Censuses.

    The earliest traces of the McEwen family in NC that I have found to date were in the book "North Carolina Taxpayers" [get rest of reference]: Hugh McEwen Rowan County 1759 James McEwen Rowan County 1759 Thomas McEwen Rowan County 1759 James McEwen Surrey County 1771,1772 John McEwen Bladen County 1763

    Note that Rowan County was the parent County of Iredell County which was split off in 1788. Surrey County is northeast of the present Iredell County along the VA border and thus close enough that there may be a connection. Bladen County is along the VA border in the far northeastern portion of NC. It is too far away for casual contact but is close enough to the ocean to bear looking into as a possible point of origin for the Rowan and Surrey County McEwen's.

    Examination of the Rowan County property records prior to 1759 show that Hugh, James and Thomas McEwen indeed had purchased property in the area. There appears to have been a definite relationship between Thomas and Hugh McEwen. The James McEwen link is less certain.

    Mar 25 1752: Book 3 page 299: Earl Granville lets Thomas McEwen, a planter of Anson County, NC, have 640 acres in Anson on Rocky River about three miles below Mr. Carruth's plantation, for 3 shillings, witnessed by John Haywood and John Dunn and proved by the latter in May 26 1756.

    Apr 9 1756: Book 5 page 222: Thomas McEwen and wife Elizabeth let Hugh McEwen, a planter - all of Rowan County, NC - have 240 acres on Rocky River next said Thomas McEwen's plantation, for 5 shillings - the release price being 18 pounds and 8 shillings the next day -witnessed by James Carruth, Walter Carruth and James Aston and proved on Jul 21 1756.

    Nov 6 1756: Book 3 page 468: Earl Granville lets James McEwen of Orange County, NC have the above described land, which is in Orange County, NC on both sides of Old Field Creek, for 10 shillings sterling, with the yearly rent of 12 shillings and ten pence (which is at the rate of 3 shillings sterling the 100 acres.) Witnessed by John Hay and Thomas Haywood and acknowledged on Nov. 12 1756. (marked delivered to his messenger Henry Boner). Mar 25 1758: Book 5 page 225: James Huggins, gentleman, and wife Isabel lease and release 640 acres on both sides of Coddle Creek to Hugh McEwen witnessed by Brice Blair and Walter Carruth.

    Subsequent to 1759, there are numerous property, will, etc. records for McEwens in NC, particularly in the Rowan and Iredell County areas. I have extracted this records from microfilm, genealogy magazine articles and other published accounts. This list is by no means complete.

    Jan 17 1761: Book 4 page 369: James McEwen a planter and wife Sarah let John McGowan, also a planter (all of Rowan County, NC) have 320 acres on both sides of Old Field Creek, beginning at a red oak and going north 80 chains to the center of three hickories, east 40 chains to a stake, south 80 chains to a pine, west 40 chains to the beginning for 5 shillings - the release price being 45 pounds Virginia money on the next day - witnessed by William Buis and William Simmons and recorded in Jan. of 1761.

    Dec 21 1761: Book 4 page 586: Earl Granville lets the planter, John McConnel of Rowan County, NC, have 695 acres of vacant land on the east bank of the Cataba river and both sides of Back Creek, for 10 shillings rental, witnessed by James Couplant, William Gibson and John Frohock and proved by the last named in Jan. 1762.

    Oct 12 1762: Book 4 page 915: John McConnel of Rowan County, NC - no wife signs - lets John McEwen of Anson County, NC, have 695 acres on east side of the Cataba River and both sides of Back Creek, for 5 shillings - the release price on the next day was 90 pounds - witnessed by James Carter and John Burnett and proved in Oct 1762.

    Jul 20 1763: Book 5 page 222: Thomas McEwen and wife Elizabeth let John Davison, a blacksmith of Anson County, NC have 19 acres and twenty perches of the plantation upon which said McEwen now lives south of Henry Hendry, for 2 pounds and 8 shillings, witnessed by James Price and Henry Hendry and recorded in July 1762.

    Jan 8 1764: Book 6 page 113: John McGown a planter and wife Ann let Samuel Waggoner - both men planters of Rowan County, N.C. - have 320 acres on both sides of Old Field Creek, beginning at a post oak, going north 80 chains to the center of three hickories, east 40 chains to a stake, south 80 chains to a pine, then west to the beginning, for 5 shillings - the release price being 45 pounds Virginia money on the next day - witnessed by William Hall and William Wagener and proved by the latter before Maurice Moore on March 27, 1765.

    Jan 11 1764: Rowan County Guardian Bonds - John McEwen mentioned as "security" [4] ___ __ 1765: Margaret McEwen (1741 - 1814), dau of James and Isabella, marries Joseph R. Dickson (1745 - 1825)

    Feb 23 1765: Book 6 page 310: John Davison - no wife signs - lets John Neichler (both of Mecklenburg County, NC) have 19 acres and 20 perches (being part of the tract whereon Thomas McEwen now lives next the tract now granted and sold by Henry Hendry and the said John Davison) for 5 shillings, witnessed by Thomas McEwen (who proved it) and Hugh McEwen on Sep 23 1766.

    Oct 29 1765: Book 6 page 311: John Neichler - no wife signs - lets James Neel (both planters of Rowan County, NC) have 19 acres and 20 perches (being part of the tract whereon Thomas McEwen now lives which he sold John Davison who let said Neichler have it on Feb 23 1765) for 5 pounds witnessed and proved as above.

    Jan 15 1767: "John McEwen in the roome of Abraham Jetton" appointed constable.

    Apr 15 1767: Ordered by the Court that Letters of Administration be granted to Isabel McEwen and George Marshall of all and singular the Goods and Chattels of James McEwen, deceased who qualified according to lae in open court and offfered for Sou. Thomas Allison and James Hemphill Sou. in the sum of 200 Proc money.

    Jul 17 1767: John McEwen is constable in Esq. John Brevard's district: from Davison's Creek to Third Creek to the county line; to the Dividing Ridge and to the Lower Settlement.

    Jan 16 1768: Patrick Hamilton is appointed constable instead of John McEwen.

    Feb 4 1772: Book 7 page 401: Joseph McEwen and wife Mary let James McEwen - all of Rowan County, NC - have 215 acres on the east side of Cataba river next William Potts and John Poston, beginning at a white oak sapling and going due east 110 poles to a black oak, south 180 poles to a black oak, west 110 poles to a pine, south 180 poles to a stake on the line of Poston, west 140 poles to a black oak, then to the beginning, for 5 shillings, witnessed by John McEwen and William Potts and proved in February court of 1772. (This is part of the tract granted John McConnell Dec 21 1761 who conveyed it to the now deceased John McEwen Oct. 31 1762 and it is owned by his son and heir at law Joseph McEwen.

    Feb 4 1772: Book 7 page 403: Joseph McEwen and wife Mary let John McEwen - all of Rowan County, N.C. - have 168 acres on the east side of Cataba River next Joseph McEwen and James McEwen, beginning at a hickory and going south 77 degrees east 100 poles to a hickory, north 52 degrees east 48 poles to a walnut, due east 70 poles to a white oak, south 20 degrees west 220 poles to a black oak sapling, north 78 degrees west 110 poles to a stake, then to the beginning, for 5 shillings sterling, witnessed by William Potts and James McEwen and proved in Feb. court of 1772. Part of the tract granted John McConnell

    Dec. 21 1761, who conveyed to the now deceased John McEwen Oct. 13 1762 and now is owned by the said Joseph McEwen as a son and heir-at-law of the deceased).

    Aug 4 1772: The will of John McEwen is proved by Moses White and Alexander McLean. The widow, Mary Ann, and others mentioned in the will qualified as executors.

    Dec 9 1772 Book 8 page 86: Hugh McEwen and wife Margaret let George Fleming - all of Rowan County, NC - have 320 acres on the east side of Coddle Creek next John Neishler, for 100 pounds, witnessed by John Braly and David Kerr and proved in Feb 1773. (This is part of the 640 acres being half of the 640 acres which Earl Granville let James Huggins have on Mar 25 1752 and he and wife Isabel let said Hugh McEwen have by lease and release on June 9 1755.)

    Dec 9 1772 Book 8 page 87: Hugh McEwen, a farmer and wife Margaret let George Fleming - all of Rowan County, NC - have 240 acres on Rocky River next Thomas McEwen's plantation, for 100 pounds, witnessed by John Braly and David Kerr and proved in Feb 1773. (This is part of the 640 acres which Earl Granville let said Thomas McEwen have Mar 25 1754 and Thomas McEwen and wife Eliza let Hugh McEwen have on Apr 9 1756).

    Nov 5 1773: Mary Ann McEwen returned an inventory of the estate of John McEwen. The will of John McEwen (Book A page 106), made Aug. 7 1771 and probated in Aug. 1772: Wife Mary Ann. Sons: Joseph, John and James. Daughter: Martha. Some money is to be paid to Robert and William Potts. Exrs: wife and John Potts. Witnesses: Moses White, Joseph Cronkelton and Alexander McLean.

    Aug 4 1775: John McEwen is appointed overseer of the road from Davison's Creek, to McEwen's Ford on the Cataba and from Back Creek to the said Road with the Hands of John Thomson, William Brison, James Porter, James Willson, Joseph McEwen, Alexander Snell, John Lindley, John Poston and Charles Curry.

    May 1 1783: Book 9 page 293 Christopher Ervin - no wife signs - lets his son-in-law David McEwen (both of Iredell County, NC) have out of love 252 acres on the north side of Third Creek, beginning near the said creek at a poplar, going north 288 poles to a black oak, east 140 poles to a black oak, south 288 poles to an ash, thence with the meanders of the said creek to the beginning, witnessed by Thomas Burke and Sarah Ervin and acknowledged in Aug 1783. (This is part of the survey of said Christopher Ervin).

    Oct 10? 1783: Book 10 page 118?: The state grants (#282 at 50 shillings the 100 acres) to Joseph McEwen 600 acres on the east side of the Cataba River next John McConnel and John Poston.

    31 Aug 1784: Rowan County will witnessed by James and Joseph McEwen [page 25]

    27 Apr 1784: Rowan County will witnessed by Alexander McEwen [page 45]

    May 1 1786: Book 10 page 440: Henry Fleming (the eldest son of deceased George Fleming) - no wife signs - lets Jacob Binning (both of Rowan County, NC) have 310 acres on the east side of Coddle Creek next John Neishler, for 200 pounds, witnessed by W. Rea and John Braly and proved by the latter in May 1786 but marked delivered to the sheriff. (This is part of the tract which Hugh McEwen let the deceased George Fleming have).

    Oct 25 1786: Book 11 page 405: Oct 25 1786, the state grants (#1294 at 30 or 50? shillings the 100 acres) to Isabella McEwen for 500 acres on the waters of Third Creek joining Christopher Erwin, beginning at a white oak and going north 200 poles to a white oak, east400 poles to a black oak, north 200 poles to a white oak, then to the beginning.

    Oct 25 1786 Rowan County deeds - State Grant #1195 @50 shillings the 100 acres to Peter Owens McEwen, 300 acres on Swan Creek adj. Henry Stagner [Aug 1986 Issue - page 159] May 18 1787: Book 11 page 37: sale of property witnessed by James McEwen [Feb 1986 Issue - page 35]

    May 11 1787: Book 11 page 223: sale of property witnessed by James McEwen [Aug 1988 Issue - page 621]

    May 11 1787: Book 11 page 301: sale of property witnessed by James McEwen [Aug 1988 Issue - page 630]

    Aug __ 1788: Book 11 page 476: sale of property witnessed by James McEwen [Aug 1990 Issue - page 1107]

    Dec 28 1787: Book 11 page 504: sale of property witnessed by Daniel McEwen [Aug 1990 Issue - page 1111]

    May 17 1788: Book 11 page 623: Isabella McEwen lets her son James McEwen have 500 acres on Third Creek and both sides of Duck Creek for 260 pounds, witnessed by Daniel McEwen and James Andrews in Feb term of 1790. (This is an old survey and which she got a deed for from the state on Oct. 25 1786.)

    Jul 24 1788 Book A[5] pages 25-26: James McEwen of Rowan County to James Andrew for 150 pds 250 acres on Third Creek on both sides of Duck Creek, part of grant of 500 acres deeded to Isabel McEwen 25 Oct 1786 and conveyed to James McEwen 17 May 1788 on S. side of Duck Creek. Samuel Fleming, Musson Matthews.

    Aug 19 1788: sale of property witnessed by David McEwen

    Jul 25 1789: sale of property witnessed by J. McEwen

    Jan 22 1791: Rowan County will probated 1793 - daughter of deceased Christopher Irvin was Margaret McEwen and wife was Mary [page 35]

    Aug 4 1791 sale of property witnessed by David McEwen

    Aug 17 1791: sale of property adjoining David McEwen

    Mar 26 1792: Book A pages 440-441 (Iredell County, NC): Joseph McEwen to William Potts for 20 pds 500 acres part of tract granted 8 Oct 1783. Robert Rankin, John Stewart, James McEwen 20 Nov 1792

    Mar 20 1792: Book A pages 467-468 (Iredell County, NC): Joseph McEwen to John McEwen for 100 pds 146 acres on Catawba Road, part of state grant 8 Oct 1783. James McEwen, Samuel McCrery, Robert Rankin

    Mar 25 1792: Book A pages 470-471 (Iredell County, NC) Joseph McEwen to Drury Tucker for 250 pds 250 acres on Catawba Road, part of state grant 8 Oct 1783. James McEwen, William Potts, Robert Rankin 18 Feb 1793

    Sep 3 1792: sale of property adjoining Jane McEwen and James McEwen

    __ ___ 1792: sale of property adjoining Widow McEwen's

    Feb 8 1793: resale of property originally sold to Joseph McEwen. Witnessed by James McEwen

    Dec 9 1793: sale of property witnessed by James McEwen

    Feb 18 1794: sale of property witnessed by James McEwen Kilpatrick [sic]

    Feb 27 1794: resale of property originally sold to Joseph McEwen. Witnessed by James McEwen

    Apr 25 1794: sale of property witnessed by James McEwen

    May 20 1794: sale of property adjoining David McEwen

    Jun 21 1794: sale of property witnessed by J. McEwen

    Jul 7 1794: Book B page 203: North Carolina #65 to Daniel McEwen 30 sh per 100 acres 100 acres on Little South Fork incl great fall on So. Yadkin below Thomas Lackeys. Richard Dodd Spaight

    Aug 27 1794: Book C page 501 (Iredell County, NC) David McEwen of Madison County, Kentucky - no wife signs - lets William Watts of Iredell County, NC have 190 acres on the bank of Third Creek next William Ervin and John Ervin, for 76 pounds, witnessed by Musendin Matthews and James Alexander and proved by the latter in Aug 1799?. (This is part of the grant to Christopher Ervin who let McEwen have it on May 1 1783).

    Sep 2 1794: sale of property witnessed by Alexander McEwen

    Sep 7 1794: sale of property witnessed by Alexander McEwen

    Nov 20 1794: sale of property witnessed by Daniel McEwen

    __ ___ 1795: Rowan County Militia Petition includes signature of "Dan." or "Dav." McEwen [Feb 1987 Issue - page 277]

    Feb 28 1795: sale of property witnessed by James McEwen

    May 11 1795: resale of property originally sold to Joseph McEwen

    Jan 26 1796: Book D page 178 (Iredell County, NC) Drury Tucker - no wife signs - lets James Ray (both of Iredell County NC) have 40 acres next the field of James McEwen, for 50 pounds witnessed by Thomas McEwen and George Allen and proved by the latter in Feb. 1801. (This is aprt of the original State Grant to Joseph McEwen on Oct 8 1783 who let said Tucker have this 40 acres on March 26 1792.

    Feb 12 1796: sale of property witnessed by Daniel McEwen

    Feb 16 1796: sale of property witnessed by James McEwen

    Jul 28 1796: Rowan County will witnessed by Daniel McEwen [page 38]

    Oct 1 1796: resale of property originally given to Isabel McEwen and later transferred to James McEwen

    May 20 1797: sale of property adjoining James McEwen and witnessed by William McEwen

    Aug __ 1797: sale of property witnessed by Alexander McEwen

    Mar 20 1798: Book C page 245 (Iredell County, NC): Tobias Clotts - no wife signs - lets William McBride (both of Iredell County, NC) have 250 acres onThird Creek and both sides of Duck Creek for $400 in Spanish milled dollars, witnessed by Samuel Fleming and James Scroggs and proved by the latter in May 1798. (This is part of 500 acres granted by the state to Isabel McEwen who let James McEwen have who let James Andrews have who let Jebediah Clotts have)

    Dec 12 1799: J. McEwen was the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Salisbury [Aug 1988 Issue - page 644]

    Mar 2 1800: Rowan County will witnessed by Thomas McEwen [page 92]

    Jan 17 1802: Book E page 13: (Iredell County, NC) James McEwen of Salisbury, NC - no wife signs - lets Samuel McCrary of Iredell County, NC, have 187 acres on and crossing Back Creek next John Mayhue, the old mill path, Henry Weston, William Potts, James McEwen, Charles Conner, Big Branch, division between James McEwen and John Mayhue, for $370.00, witnessed by John Thompson and James Potts and proved by the latter in Aug 1802.

    Aug 24 1802: Rowan County will witnessed by John McEwen [Aug 1986 Issue - page 129] ___ __ 1804: James Morton - Alexander McEwen Administrator (Iredell Will Book[6][7] I, page 146)

    Sep 23 1805: Book F page 61 (Iredell County, NC): James McEwen, Sr. - no wife signs - lets William McEwen (both of Iredell County, NC) have 349 acres on Third Creek and both sides of Duck Creek and a branch for 200 pounds, witnessed by John Andrews and James Mordah and proved by the latter in Nov 1805. (Isabella McEwen let said James have this on May 17 1788 - see book 11 page 628 in Rowan County, NC).

    May 26 1806: Rowan County will. A Robert Cochrane mentions granddaughter Polly McEwen in will [Feb 1986 Issue - page 13]

    ___ __ 1826: Sarah McKnight - Thomas McEwen Executor (Iredell Will Book II, page 17) Jul 3 1827: Rowan County will witnessed by Thomas McEwen [Aug 1987 Issue - page 381]

    Jan 18 1844: Book 3 page 54 (Iredell County, NC): The will of William McEwen, made Jan 18 1844. Sons: William H., John, Silas A., James (dead leaving children) and Ebenezer E. (balance of the estate). Nancy Houston (a girl bound to me). Exr: son Ebenezer E. Witnesses: J.F.Alexander and James E. Nesbit.

    ___ __ 1846: James McEwen - John Young Executor (Iredell Will Book II, page 207)

    ___ __ 1852 William McEwen - E.E. McEwen Executor

    ___ __ 1859 James McEwen - Tirzah McEwen guardian of Margaret E. Halaburton, wife of T.C. Halaburton; Principal=James McEwen7

Family: Sarah McKnight b. s 1751

Citations

  1. [S1941] Austin W. Smith, Dickson - McEwen & Allied Families.
    Page 223.
  2. [S1] Ancestry.com. Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 [database on-line].
  3. [S1941] Austin W. Smith, Dickson - McEwen & Allied Families.
    Page 227.
  4. [S1] Rutherford County Archives, Murfreesboro, TN, courtesy of Judy Bute.
  5. [S1] Will Book 3, pages 29-30.
  6. [S1] "Ancestral File," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/M12Q-GBH : accessed 2014-05-04), entry for James (twin) McEWEN.
  7. [S1] http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kell/dad/fergusenmcewen/McEwen_synopsis.htm.
  8. [S1] Rootsweb's Worldconnect, database: kevinleland1
    http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=kevinleland1&id=I05221.

(?) Jenkins

M, b. say 1902
  • Last Edited: 1 Sep 2011

Family: Eleanor Powell b. 20 Dec 1904

Allen Lee Lester1

M, b. 29 December 1935, d. 7 May 2011
  • Last Edited: 5 Oct 2011
  • Birth*: 29 December 1935; Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan1
  • Death*: 7 May 2011; Montgomery, Montgomery Co., Alabama; Lee Lester
    Past president, Alexander City Kiwanis Club
    Allen Lee Lester, who earned “Distinguished” honors for
    his service as Division 10 lieutenant governor and as president
    of the Alexander City Kiwanis Club, died May 7,
    2011, at Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery following
    a short illness.
    A resident of Jackson’s Gap, he was 75.
    Lee Lester
    A Kiwanian since 1989, he had also
    served the Alexander City Kiwanis Club
    as a longtime board member and was
    chosen its Kiwanian of the Year. He ran
    for treasurer of the Alabama District in
    2009.
    His wife of 52 years, Betty, has been secretary
    of the Alex City Kiwanis Club for
    more than 15 years. They were thought of
    as the club’s “Mr. and Mrs. Kiwanis.”
    He earned his undergraduate degree
    from Jacksonville State University and his
    law degree from Jones School of Law in Montgomery. For
    23 years he worked as a corporate attorney for Equifax in
    Atlanta.
    After retiring there, he was a broker and Realtor for
    Russell Lands. He was a member of the Association of
    Realtors and served on the Alexander City Housing
    Authority Board.
    Along with his wife, Betty Wallis Lester of Jackson’s Gap,
    he is survived by two sons, two grandchildren and one
    brother.
    A memorial service was held May 11, 2011, at 2 p.m. at
    First United Methodist Church of Alexander City. The family
    received friends there from noon to 2 p.m. Radney
    Funeral Home was in charge.
    Memorial contributions can be made to First United
    Methodist Church, 310 Green Street, Alexander City, AL
    35010, where he was an active member and had served on
    the Administrative Board.

    Memorial service for Mr. Allen Lee Lester, 75, of Jackson’s Gap, will be Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 2:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church. Dr. Bill Etheridge and Rev. Mike Densmore will officiate. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church.

    Mr. Lester passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery. He was born on December 29, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan to Thomas Grimsley Lester and Emma Aderhold Lester. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church and had served on the Administrative Board. He had been a member of the Beacon Class of First United Methodist Church, Alexander City Kiwanis, Association of Realtors, and served on the Alexander City Housing Authority Board. He received his undergraduate degree from Jacksonville State University and his law degree from Jones School of Law in Montgomery. For 23 years he worked as a Corporate Attorney for Equifax in Atlanta. Following his retirement he worked as a broker and realtor for Russell Lands.

    He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty Wallis Lester of Jackson’s Gap; sons, Christopher Lee Lester (Audrey), of Oneonta and Michael Paul Lester of New York, NY; grandchildren, Beth Fuller (Daniel) of Vestavia Hills, and Ryan Lester of Oneonta; brother, Robert Charles Lester of Blairsville, GA.; two nieces and one nephew.

    He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John Lester.

    The family requests no flowers and memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church 310 Green Street Alexander City, AL 35010.2
    Allen Lee Lester

Citations

  1. [S261] Lisa Elaine Bannister e-mail, 2005 - 2016,.
    From the Radney Funeral Home obituary.
  2. [S261] Lisa Elaine Bannister e-mail, 2005 - 2016,.
    First article from the Alabama Kiwanis Kourier, Spring 2011, Section 2, Page 24
    Second article from the Radney Funeral Home obituary.

Garrison Wayne Patterson1

M, b. say 1937, d. March 2003
  • Last Edited: 15 Oct 2011
  • (Child) Birth*: say 1937
  • (Deceased) Death*: March 20031

Citations

  1. [S378] Sandra Gail (Craft) Justus [ID: 9709] e-mail, e-mail address, Dec 2008,.