Saturday, April 17, 2010

Mounger 68 & 69

68. William Millsaps & 69. Rebecca Webster


10/1769, William born in NC; s/o 136. Thomas Millsaps & 137. Sarah ?.
5/1775, Rebecca born in NC; d/o 138. William Webster & 139. Grace ?.
(S) 1790 Census, NC, Randolph Co. William and his wife have no children. He is listed near his brother Thomas.
(S) 1800 Census, NC, Iredell Co., Salisbury. William is 26-45, wife 26-45, 4 sons, 3 daughters. He is listed near siblings.
(S) 1810 Census, NC, Iredell Co. William is 26-45, wife 26-45, 6 sons, 3 daughters.
(S) 1820 Census, MS, Perry Co. William is over 45, wife over 45, 4 sons and 2 daughters.
(S) 1830 Census, MS, Copiah Co. William is 60-70, wife 40-50, 1 male and 1 female living with them. Their son William lives nearby.
8/1/1833, William and Rebecca both died of cholera.
[The Dempsey Touchstone Bible shows his death date as 30th August 1832, aged 64 years; her death date as 06 September 1835, aged 58 years.]

Family notes:
• Rebecca was known as “Blind Mary”.
• Millsaps Bible Record: Originally owned by William and Rebecca Millsaps. It is now housed in Millsaps College. Bible printed in 1818. The Millsaps Family first settled in Augusta Co., VA. The owner of this Bible was born in NC. He came with his family to MS about 1810. They settled first in the lower part of the state near what is now Hattiesburg. Then most of the family went to Copiah Co. Some of them went to Simpson Co., and the oldest son, Uriah, settled in Jasper Co., MS.
Births
William Millsaps, son of Thomas and Sarah, born October 1769.
Rebecca Millsaps, dau. of William and Grace Webster, born May 1775.
Uriah Millsaps, son of William and Rebecca Millsaps, born Feb. 15, 1793.
Salley Millsaps, dau. of William and Rebecca Millsaps, born Feb. 10, 1797.
Thomas Millsaps, son of William and Rebecca Millsaps, born Jan. 1, 1799.
Charity Millsaps, dau. of William and Rebecca Millsaps, born Feb. 12, 1800.
William Webster Millsaps, son of William and Rebecca Millsaps, born Oct. 26, 1804.
Reuben Millsaps, son of William and Rebecca Millsaps, born Sept. 13, 1806.
Rueben married Lavinia Flowers.
Child: Major Rueben Webster Milsaps, born 5/30/1833 in Copiah County, MS; attended Harvard Law School; 1889 Ruben gave $50,000 to the founding of Milsaps College in Jackson, MS.]
Polley Millsaps, dau. of William and Rebecca Millsaps, born July 10, 1808.
Lewiza Millsaps, dau. of William and Rebecca Millsaps, born April 26, 1810.
Green Millsaps, son of William and Rebecca Millsaps, born April 26, 1812.
Lealeah Millsaps, dau. of Uriah and Salley (Carter) Millsaps, born May 15, 1814.
Deaths
• Departed this life the 1st of August 1833, William and Rebecca Millsaps (of cholera.)

Child of William and Rebecca:

i. Uriah Millsaps (No. 34), born 2/15/1793 in NC.

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