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Thomas Whitmell & Mary ?

Thomas Whitmell & Mary ?

~1640, Thomas born in England.

1666, Thomas in Surrey Co., VA.

Bef. 12/4/1693, Thomas died in Charles City Co., VA. (S) Will proved.

By 8/5/1795, Mary married 2nd Arthur Kavenaugh.

Family notes:

·         (S) Whitmell Family Bible, 1726. As of 1900, this Bible was in the possession of Mary Bond Thompson (born 10/13/1847, Bertie Co., NC), the wife of Burgess Urquhart and d/o Lewis Thompson (born 10/9/1809) and Mary Bond: “Thomas Whitmell, Jr. son of Thomas Whitmell and Mary his wife was born in 1688 and departed this life 1735, November 24th.”

Children of Thomas and Mary:

i. Thomas Whitmel Jr, born 1688 in VA.

11/24/1735, Thomas died.

ii. Mary Whitmell, born ~1690 in VA.

John Arrington & Ann Majour

John Arrington & Ann Majour

1675, John purchased land in Surry Co., Va.

1687, John was in the Surry County Militia.

1693, John Harrington  received land grant in Surry County, VA.

1694, John Harrington is listed as a Tithable in Surry Co, VA.

1694, John sold property in Surry Co., Va, Bk1, VA Archives.

1719, John received a grant of land in Chowan Co., NC.

Children of John and Ann:

i. Thomas Arrington, born ~1690 in VA.

Thomas Millsaps & Mary Poplin

Thomas Millsaps & Mary Poplin

~1680, Thomas born in Belfast, Ireland.

1706, Thomas married Mary in Ireland.

1747, in Augusta Co., VA, Thomas witnessed a deed.

1749, Thomas patented land in Augusta Co., 400 acres on Smith Creek for 40 shillings.

4/6/1753, Thomas witnessed a deed of James Downing in Smith Creek.

10/13/1759, Thomas wrote his will.

Bef 5/20/1760, Thomas, age 80, died. (S) Will proved.

11/19/1760, Thomas’ estate was inventoried.

Children of Thomas and Mary:

i. Thomas Millsaps, born 1713 in Ireland.

Thomas Arrington & Mary Whitmell

Thomas Arrington & Mary Whitmell

~1690, Thomas born in VA; s/o 536. John Arrington & 537. Ann Majour.

~1690, Mary born in VA; d/o 538. Thomas Whitmell & 539. Mary ?.

2/2/1728, Thomas obtained 300 acres of land in Edgecomb County, NC.

5/8/1730, Thomas purchased land in Bertie Co., NC.

8/1733, Thomas and Mary sold the Edgecombe Co. land to John Parnham.

Bef. 2/11/1744, Thomas died. (S) Executors working on estate.

Children of Thomas and Mary:

i. Thomas Arrington, born 1716 in VA.

ii. Whitmell Harrington, born ~1717 in VA.

Whitmell married Jannett Shaw.

1/9/1745, Whitmell wrote his will naming his brother Thomas as executor.

Bef. 8/28/1746, Whitmell died. (S) Will proved.

John McPherson

John McPherson

~1710, John born in Scotland.

1739, John, his wife and children crossed the Atlantic from Scotland with more than 350 Scots now known as the "the Argyll Colony" and with whom his name first appears in the colonial records of Bladen Co., NC. Colonial deeds and a 1774 passenger list suggest they came from northern Kintyre, east of Oban. John’s home tract was near the Underground Branch between Beaver Creek and a northern branch of Cross Creek, on the west side of the Cape Fear River, slightly north and west of the current heart of the city of Fayetteville. In this small area, three families of McPhersons arrived at different times and settled close to one another. Deeds indicate that John was a tailor.

1740, John had 2 land grants, both on the western side of the North West River (an early name for the upper Cape Fear River).

9/1748, John is one of numerous petitioners to secure from the Argyll Synod the services of a minister from the Kirk of Scotland for the county of Bladen.

1753, John entered a plat on a watercourse then called “the underground branch”.

1754, Cumberland Co. formed from Bladen Co.

1755, John on the Cumberland Co., NC tax list.

10/1758, John and other “Presbyterian Gentlemen” signed a contract with Rev. James Campbell for “the sum of 100 pounds in good & lawful money of North Carolina . . . yearly” for Campbell’s ministry.

8/11/1760, John recorded his cattle brand in Cumberland Co.

5/19/1762, John served on a petit jury in Cumberland Co.

~3/1765, John settled at the northeast edge of Raft Swamp on Juniper branch just above and west of the current town of Red Springs. John’s first land purchase — referred to much later in court records as John McPherson’s Old Plantation — was 100 acres bought from Moses Bass.

1767, John on Bladen Co. tax list living with his son Daniel and 4 slaves.

1769, John McPherson listed in Bladen Co., NC tax list along with Lewis Munroe [son-in-law.]

4/30/1774, John deeded land to George Mylne.

10/26/1789, John wrote his will. (S) See Family notes.

1791, John died in Bladen Co., NC.

Family notes:

·         Will of John: In the name of God Amen, I John McPherson Senr of the County of Robeson and State of North Carolina, Being Weak in Body, But of Perfect Mind and Memory, Do make this my last Will and Testament in Manner and form following, viz. 1st. I give and bequeath to my Grandson Neil McPherson, Son to Danl McPherson, my two Negroes James and Peter 2nd. I give and bequeath to my Grandson Archd McPherson, Son to Danl McPherson, three of my Negroes Viz, Dick, Ben, and Cranson, to be theirs and their Heirs for ever, But if either Neil, or Archd die without Issue, I desire that the living may Heir the other's Right of Sd Negroes. 3rd. I likewise give and bequeath to my Grandson Neil McPherson, one Hundred and Sixty Acres of Land at the Juniper and one Hundred Acres of Land, lying at the upper end of the Bear Pond, Joining McBride's Land, it being part of a Survey of 200 Acres, to be His and his Heirs for Ever. 4th. I likewise give and bequeath to my Grandson Archd McPherson, One Hundred Acres, to wit, the Plantation I now live upon, together with one Hundred Acres below me, in two Surveys, and likewise one Hundred above me being the other half of the above 200 Acres, likewise Fifty Acres, lying Between the Bear Pond and the Big Pond and another Fifty lying Between the Bear Pond and the Raft Swamp, to be His and His Heirs for Ever. I give and bequeath to my Son Alexander McPherson one Crown Sterling, of my Estate, after my Dissolution. I likewise give and bequeath to my Son Daniel McPherson One Crown Sterling to be paid him out of my Estate after My Dissolution. I likewise give and Bequeath to my Son in law Lewis Monroe One Crown Sterling to be paid him out of my Estate after my Dissolution. I likewise give and Bequeath to my Beloved Wife, My two Negroes Charley and Bettey, and all the Cattle, and moveables that I am now possessed with, and I desire that the Cattle be Divided among my Grand daughters and my daughter Catherine Campbell after our Dissolution, In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and Seal this 26th Day of Octr, in the Year Our Lord 1789.

·         John had a daughter named Catherine, likely named after her mother. A “Mrs. Catherine McPherson” died 2/17/1807 as announced in the Raleigh Register. This was likely John’s wife left unnamed in his will.

Children of John and ?: [4 known children.]

i. Minnie McPherson, born 1740-1750 in America.

Thomas McClammy & Mary ?

Thomas McClammy & Mary ?

~1705, Thomas born in New Hanover Co., NC.

2/17/1737, Thomas was given a grant of land in New Hanover Co., NC on the south side of Coes Branch.

7/1768, Thomas acknowledged a deed in court in NC.

5/2/1772, Thomas wrote his will naming all his children: Sons: Peter, my plantation; Luke, land called the Hammock; Wony; Mark Daughters Ellender Nixon, Catherine Hydlebyrd.

Bef. 9/27/1773 Thomas died. (S) Will probated.

Children of Thomas and ?:

i. Catherine McClammy, born ~1727 in NC.

Christian Heidelberg & Sabra Middleton

Christian Heidelberg & Sabra Middleton

~1690, Christian born.

5/4/1721 Christian bought two lots in Edenton, Chowan Co., NC.

11/22/1724 Christian was Deputy Marshal for Chowan Co.

~1730, Christian’s wife died and he moved the family south to Onslow County, NC. [Christian’s wife has not been positivelyidentified. It is believed she was a Middleton since his son John names James Middleton as cousin in his will.] Christian’s land was located on the west side of Stone Creek Bay portion of the New River between Stone Creek and Muddy Creeks.

3/23/1734 Christian was appointed Justice of the Peace for Onslow Co., and was also Commissioner of Roads. He operated a ferry across the New River, located at the narrows where NC 127 crosses the river, [currently known as Sneads Ferry]. Christian also operated a mill located on Stone Creek.

1/13/1739, Christian wrote his will.

Bef. 7/1741, Christian died. (S) Will probated.

Children of Christian and Sabra:

i. John Christian Heidelberg, born ~1727 in NC.

ii. Samuel Heidelberg, born 1729 in NC.

7/1745, Samuel, age 16, apprenticed to Richard Wood Taylor “to learn his trade and also to learn to read and write”.

William Terrall & Anne ?

William Terrall & Anne ?

1737, William Terrell petitioned for land in SC. He asked for 200 acres, meaning there were 4 in his family @ 50 acres apiece. That would seem to imply wife and two children; given land in the Welch Tract of St. David’s Parish, later Marlboro Co.

Children of William and Anne:

i. Joshua Terral, born bef. 1732 in Cheraw District, SC.

William Webster & Grace ?

William Webster & Grace ?

(S) 1790 Census, NC, Randolph Co. William has a household of 2 males over 16, 2 males under 16, and 7 females.

Children of William and Grace:

i. Rebecca Webster, born 5/1775 in NC.

Thomas Millsaps & Sarah ?

Thomas Millsaps & Sarah ?

1713, Thomas born in Ireland; s/o 272. Thomas Millsaps & 273. Mary Poplin.

1753, Thomas moved his family to Rowan Co., NC.

(S) 1790 Census, NC, Randolph Co. [Both father and son listed.]

(S) 1800 Census, NC, Randolph Co., Hillsboro. Thomas is over 45, wife over 45, 1 male and 1 female both 10-16 lives with them.

1802–1804, Thomas died in Randolph Co., NC.

Children of Thomas and Sarah: [8 children]

i. William Millsaps, born 10/1769 in NC.

Thomas Arrington & Hannah Haynie

Thomas Arrington & Hannah Haynie

1716, Thomas born in VA; s/o 268. Thomas Arrington & 269. Mary Whitmell.

1736, Thomas’ 1st child, Mary, born. (S) Register Book of Parish Prince Frederick Winyah.

3/8/1750, Anson Co., NC, John Willis for 50 pistols money of Virginia, paid by Thomas Harrington, do sell one negroe York ...

7/22/1750, Jacob Collson to Thomas Harrington, 200 acres north side of Great Pee Dee above the wagon ford.

7/16/1751 in NC, Thomas Harrington of Anson Co., planter, to Samuel Hough of same, planter, for £40 proc. money...land on N side of Great Pee Dee above mouth of dry creek ... sold to sd. Harrington 26 Apr 1748 ...

1761, Thomas witnessed a deed of William Holton in Anson Co.

[Because Thomas and his son Thomas were adults at the same time,  and the death date of the father is unknown, some deeds may be assigned to the wrong Thomas.]

Children of Thomas and Hannah:

i. Hannah Harrington (No. 67), born 1737 in NC.

ii. Thomas Harrington, born 3/24/1741 in NC.

12/7/1771, Thomas sold land to Alston Clarke, Sr, brother of Elijah Clarke (No. 66)

Jeffrey Robertson

Jeffrey Robertson

1709, Jeffrey born in VA. [Established in the autobiography of Norvell Robertson, his grandson, who states that his grandfather, Jeffery Robertson was 75 years old when he died.]

[According to Daniel S. Robertson, deceased, a long-time Robertson researcher, Jeffery married first Elizabeth Elam, daughter of Gilbert Elam and Annie Bolling of Virginia.]

[Jeffery, according to family tradition, is said to have made a trip back to Scotland after the death of his first wife. He married his second wife, Judith Tanner Mills, on his return.]

7/20/1738, Jeffrey granted 2 tracts of land in Henrico Co., VA; 400 acres beginning at Edward Haskin’s corner, standing on the north side of Skin Quarter Creek; 384 acres on Skin Quarter Creek, being Thomas Bass's corner in Edward Haskin’s line.

9/17/1767, “Taken up in Chesterfield, a small black cow, about 5 years old, marked with a smooth crop and 2 slits in the right ear, and a slit in the left, posted and appraised at 30 shillings. Jeffery Robertson.” (S) Virginia Gazette.

8/20/1775, Jeffery Robertson signed the Chesterfield Petition. Other signers were George Robertson and John Robertson.

1781, Jeffery a supplier of beef, corn, and bacon to the Revolutionary War effort.

12/16/1784, Jeffrey wrote his will.

Bef. 7/14/1785, Jeffrey died. (S) Will proved.

Children of Jeffrey and ?:

i. Jeffrey Robertson, born 1/15/1737 born in VA.

Donald McSwain & Peggie ?

Donald McSwain & Peggie ?

4/19/1744, Donald born in Kenmore, Perth Co., Scotland.

8/29/1786, Robeson Co., NC, Donald wrote his will: wife Peggie, sons Malcolm and James, daughter Kathy McMillan; testator Lewis Munroe (No. 82).

Children of Donald and ?:

i. Malcolm McSwain, born 1775-1780 in Scotland.

Lewis Munroe & Minnie McPherson

Lewis Munroe & Minnie McPherson

~1740, Lewis born.

1740-1750, Minnie born in America, d/o 166. John McPherson.

1767, Lewis had 2 white polls in the Cumberland Co. tax list. [Cumberland Co. was formed from Bladen Co.]

1769, Lewis listed in Bladen Co., NC tax list with Malcolm Munroe and John McPherson.

1772, Lewis signed as witness a deed involving his father-in-law.

1784, Lewis on the tax list for Bladen Co.

8/29/1786 in Robeson Co., Lewis a testator of the will of Donald McSwain (No. 84).

10/26/1789, Lewis is named in his father-in-law’s will.

(S) 1790 Census, NC, Robeson Co. “Lewis Monro” has a household of 2 males under 16, 2 males over 16, and 7 females.

1793, Lewis received a land grant between Great & Little Marsh.

1795, Lewis died in Cumberland Co., NC. Minnie named administratrix of his estate; her nephew Colin McPherson is co-administrator.

Children of Lewis and Minnie:

i. Charlotte Munroe, born ~1780 in Bladen Co., NC.

John Christian Heidelberg & Catharine McClammy

John Christian Heidelberg & Catharine McClammy

~1727, John born in NC, s/o 152. Christian Heidelberg & 153 Sabra Middleton.

~1727, Catharine born in ?; d/o 154. Thomas McClammy & 155. Mary ?.

4/3/1752 in Onslow Co., Lewis Jenkins and Henry Rodes witnessed a deed from John Christian Heidelberg to John Albriton.

7/1745, John apprenticed to Zachariah Field to learn the gunsmith trade.

10/25/1754, John mustered in Capt. John Hicks Co. of Co. John Starkey’s Regt. of Foot for service in the French and Indian War.

6/1789, John died in Onslow Co., NC.

(S) 1790 Census, NC, Onslow Co. Catharine is the head of a household of 1 male under 16, 1 male over 16, and 3 females. Her oldest son John is listed next to her.

Children of John and Catharine:

i. Thomas Heidelberg, born ~1770 in NC.

Joshua Terral & Mary Ann Young

Joshua Terral & Mary Ann Young

Bef. 1732, Joshua born in Cheraw Distr., SC., s/o 144. William Terrall & 145. Anne ?.

Bef. 1763, Joshua married Mary in SC.

~11/1784, Joshua died in Welch Neck, Malboro, SC.

Children of Joshua and Mary:

i. Edward Young Terral, born 7/10/1765 in Little Pee Dee, Cheraw District, SC.

William Millsaps & Rebecca Webster

William Millsaps & 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.


·             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.

·             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.


·             Departed this life the 1st of August 1833, William and Rebecca Millsaps (of cholera.)

Children of William and Rebecca:

i. Uriah Millsaps, born 2/15/1783 in NC.

General Elijah Clark & Hannah Harrington

General Elijah Clark & Hannah Harrington

1736, Elijah born in Edgecombe Co., NC; s/o 132. John Clark Sr.

1737, Hannah born in Edgecombe Co., NC; d/o 134. Thomas Arrington & 135. Hannah Haynie.

1774, they moved to Wilkes Co., GA.

1778, Elijah wounded at the battle of Alligator Creek.

8/1780, Elijah severely wounded at the battle of Jusgrove’s Mill.

1781, Elijah promoted to Brigadier General.

1793, Elijah became involved in the schemes of Ghent, the intriguing minister of France, directed against Spain. Clarke entered the French service and received a commission as major-general, a salary of $10,000, and some means for the carrying out of the plans. It was his part to enlist Georgians, Creeks, and Cherokees; but there was little fighting, Ghent was soon recalled, and Fauchet his successor stopped the effort.

1794, Elijah led a force into Creek territory across the Oconee River. A few forts were erected, and some towns were laid out. These proceedings brought him to the notice of the law, but he was popular with Georgians, and was acquitted by a Wilkes County tribunal. He continued his project, and the "Trans-Oconee State" received a constitution and a committee of safety. The Federal government, through a letter from Hamilton to the governor of Georgia, then made representations. A blockade along the Oconee was established by Georgia troops, and Clarke, deserted by most of his followers, surrendered.

3/3/1799, Elijah wrote his will naming his wife and children. His son-in-law Edwin Mounger is named an executor. (S) The Georgia Frontier, Austin, 2005, P80.

Bef. 12/15/1799, Elijah died. (S) Augusta Chronicle and Gazette of the State, 12/21/1799, Obituary.

1827, Hannah died.

(S) Dictionary of American Biography.

Children of Elijah and Hannah:

i. John Clark, born ?.

John married Nancy Williamson.

Rev. War, John served under his father and attained the rank of Capt.

John attained the rank of Major General of the GA Militia.

1819 & 1823, John elected Governor of GA.

John became an Indian Agent in FL.

1832, both John and Nancy died of Yellow Fever.

[3 sons all died young.]

ii. Frances Clark, born 1781 in SC. [twin]

iii. Elijah Clark Jr, born 1781 in SC. [twin]

Elijah sent with his sister to Augusta, GA to the Richmond Academy.

1796, the twins returned home.

Henry Mounger & Elizabeth Harris

Henry Mounger & Elizabeth Harris

~1738, Henry born in Isle of Wight Co.”j, VA. [Named grandson of Robert Munger in his will.]

1/8/1767, Henry married Elizabeth in Southampton Co. [formed from Isle of Wight.]

By 1769, they had moved to Brunswick Co. [Henry added the “o” to his name.]

3/22/1770, Henry was surety to Martha Harris, Elizabeth’s sister who married John Baker.

By 1773, Henry was in Anson Co., NC.

4/13/1774, Henry to “have leave to keep a ferry over the Peedee river.”

2/18/1775, Henry bought land in Anson Co. from Thomas Wilson.

1776, Henry appointed a justice in Anson Co.

4/7/1777, Henry sold 150 acres to Ethelred Harris, West Harris witness.

7/1/1778, Henry sold land to Wm. McGrigger.

1779-1783, Montgomery County Court held on Henry’s plantation.

4/17/1780, Henry contract to fix public buildings in Montgomery Co.

1781, Henry refused a nomination as Major in the militia.

3/1782, Henry signed the tax return for the court.

By 8/12/1783, Henry had moved to Wilkes Co., GA.

1786-1787, Henry JOP of Wilkes Co.

1789, Henry Clerk of Superior Court of Wilkes Co.

1789-1791, Henry JOP of Wilkes Co.

1790, Henry Commissioner of Roads and Revenues.

1794/5, Henry received land grants in Wilkes Co. for service as a Rev. War patriot.

By 4/9/1795, Henry died in Wilkes Co., GA; his son Edwin appointed an administrator of his estate.

Children of Henry and ?:

i. Edwin Mounger (No. 32) born 1771 in GA.

Benjamin Powell & Martha Denby

Benjamin Powell & Martha Denby

1730, Benjamin born in Halifax Co., NC.

1758, Benjamin married Martha in Laurens Co., SC.

Children of Benjamin and Martha:

i. Sarah Denby Powell (No. 25) born 2/7/1771 in Rocky Fort, Laurens Co., SC.

Jeffrey Robertson & Sarah Norvell

Jeffrey Robertson & Sarah Norvell

1/15/1737, Jeffrey born in Henrico Co., VA; s/o 96. Jeffrey Robertson.

9/9/1730, Sarah born in Hanover Co., VA.

1757, Jeffrey married Sarah.

~1778, Jeffrey settled on his own land.

1/1781, Jeffrey served a 3-month term in the VA State militia.

Jeffrey died in the home of his daughter Rhoda. (S) Virginia Historical Magazine, V37, P322.

9/7/1812, Sarah died in Cumberland Co., VA.

4/2/1827, Jeffrey died. “Died on the 2nd inst. at the residence of Mrs. Rhoda Gannaway, in the county of Buckingham, Mr. Jeffrey Robertson Sr. in the 91st year of his age.” (S) 4/17/1827, The Richmond Enquirer.

Children of Jeffrey and Sarah:

i. Rhoda Robertson, born 9/30/1760 in VA.

Rhoda married Gregory Gannaway, born 1753.

8/25/1804, Gregory died in Cripple Creek, VA.

10/12/1852, age 92, Rhoda died in St. Charles, MO.

(S) The Virginia Magazine, by W G Stanard, National Geneological Society, 1921.

ii. Norvell E Robertson born 5/22/1765 in VA.

Malcolm McSwain & Christian Charlotte Permelia ?

Malcolm McSwain & Christian Charlotte Permelia ?

1775-1780, Malcolm born in Scotland; s/o 84. Donald McSwain & 85. Peggie ?.

1790, Charlotte born in Scotland. (S) 1850 Census.

2/12/1803, Malcolm owned land in Malboro Co., SC.

11/4/1818, Malcolm sold his land in SC and was moving to MS.

(S) 1820 Census, MS, Perry Co. Malcolm is 26-45, has a male over 45 in the household, a daughter under 10, 2 daughters under 16, and a wife 26-45. He lives near his future son-in-law’s family.

1827 Perry Co. tax roll, Malcolm has 320 acres, 3 slaves, 1 town lot.

(S) 1830 Census, MS, Perry Co. Malcolm is 50-60, has 5 sons 5-20, 1 daughter 5-10 [Catharine], a daughter 20-30, and a wife 40-50.

(S) 1840 Census, MS, Perry Co. Malcolm is 60-70, 6 sons and 3 daughters, his wife is 50-60. They still live near the McKenzie family.

Malcolm died.

(S) 1850 Census, Perry Co. Charlotte lives with her son Peter.

Children of Malcolm and Charlotte:

i. Malcolm McSwain, born 1815 in MS.

Malcolm married Isabella Carter, born 2/13/1812 in NC.

6/17/1864, Malcolm died in MS; buried in Carter-McSwain Cem., New Augusta, Perry Co.

9/8/1876, Isabella died, buried with Malcolm.

ii. Catharine McSwain born 1/15/1823 in Perry Co., MS.

Alexander Mckenzie & Charlotte Munroe

Alexander Mckenzie & Charlotte Munroe

~1780, Charlotte born in Bladen Co., NC; d/o 82. Lewis Munroe & 83. Minnie McPherson.

~1808, Charlotte married Alexander in Robeson Co., NC.

By 5/1810, passport records indicate that Alexander and his family were traveling to MS from NC.

By 1812, they had settled in MS. Alexander moved his household goods from North Carolina to Perry County in a hogshead made of oak, with a steel axle and drawn by a horse. Alexander settled in Green County, Mississippi Territory. (S) History of Mississippi by Lowery and McCardle p. 554-5.

1812, Alexander on Greene Co. tax lists.

1816, Alexander on Greene Co. tax lists.

1817, Alexander on Greene Co. tax lists.

Alexander appointed a JOP by the Territorial Governor.

1820, Perry Co. formed from Greene Co.

(S) 1820 Census, MS, Perry Co. Alexander is 26-45, has 2 sons under 10, 1 son under 16, 3 daughter under 10, and 2 females in the household ages 26-45. He lives near his future daughter-in-law’s family. [The other female is Charlotte’s sister Margaret Munroe.]

1827 Perry Co. tax roll, Alexander has 499 acres.

(S) 1830 Census, MS, Perry Co. Alexander is 40-50, has 3 sons [1 10-15 is William], 13 daughters, and 2 females 40-50 in the household.

1833, Alexander is mentioned in a family-related letter written in Jefferson Co., MS.

(S) 1840 Census, MS, Perry Co. Alexander is 50-60, 2 sons and 1 daughter, his wife is deceased. They still live near the McSwain family.

Children of Alexander and ?:

i. William David McKinzia born 3/25/1817 in Perry Co., MS.

Thomas C Heidelberg & Nancy Moffett

Thomas C Heidelberg & Nancy Moffett

~1770, Thoms born in NC; s/o 76. John Heidelberg & 77. Catherine McClammy.

Thomas married Nancy in Hancock Co., GA.

Bef. 1820, Nancy died.

(S) 1820 Census, MS, Perry Co. Thomas is older than 45, and has 3 males and 3 females living with him. Thomas has 9 slaves.

(S) 1830 Census, MS, Jones Co. Thomas is 60-70, with 2 sons and 2 daughters.

6/1/1840, (S) 1840 Census, MS, Jasper Co. Thomas, 60-70, has 4 males and 2 females living with him.

1841, Thomas listed in MS State Census in Jasper Co.

1845, Thomas listed in MS State Census in Jasper Co.

6/1/1848, Thomas died in Jasper Co., MS.

Children of Thomas and Nancy:

i. Alletha Heidelberg born 4/17/1812 in Twiggs Co., GA.

Edward Young Terral & Artalissa Stephens

Edward Young Terral & Artalissa Stephens

7/10/1765, Edward born in Little Pee Dee, Cheraw District, SC; s/o 72. Joshua Terral & 73. Mary Ann Young.

10/3/1768, Artalissa born in Marion Co., SC; d/o 74. John/Henry Stephens.

12/21/1782, Edward married Artalissa in Marion Co., SC.

By 1800 Edward was in Marlboro Co., SC.

By 1810 Edward was in Washington Co., AL. (MS Terr.)

12/26/1811, Artalissa died in Wayne Co., MS.

By 1812 Edward was on the Wayne Co., MS tax rolls.

By 1819 Edward was on the Covington Co., MS tax rolls, where he was shown in the 1820 census.

By 1823 Edward was in Copiah Co., MS.

By 1827 Edward was in Jones Co., MS., where he also appeard on the 1830 census.

(S) 1830 Census, MS, Perry Co. Edward is 60-70; with a male 15-20, and a female 40-50 with him.

11/6/1833, Edward died in Vossburg, Jasper Co., MS, on the same property that was earlier in Wayne Co.; buried in Montrose Cem.

Family notes:

·         The following story of a Revolutionary experience was told to John L. Lightsey by Edward Terral who fought in the great American struggle for Independence. John L. Lightsey in turn related it to his son, Joseph B. Lightsey, who recorded it in his diary Wednesday, October 12, 1853. This diary is now in possesion of D. M. Lightsey of Louin, Miss. The story goes as follows: Edward Terral, who enlisted in South Carolina, at one time was with a company of men who were taken prisoner by the Tories. Night coming on, they halted. Their captors prepared their prison by cutting down pine trees and building a pen of the logs, this they called a "Bull Pen", in which their prisoners were huddled after being tied. A guard was stationed in the door while the other members indulged in heavy eating and drinking. "Sometime past the midnight hour when all were asleep, Mr. Terral succeeded in untying his hands, then one by one unloosed his comrades. He then told them they must make their escape, "to stay there till the break of day was certain death, for the Tories had condemned them all to be hung the next morning". All were more than ready to make the effort and follow directions with the exception fo one fellow who was regarded as the lazy member of the unfortunate band, he having given up hope and accepted his fate. "Mr. Terral, the leader, then announced he would knock down the guard who sat knodding at the door, run over and past him, and they were to follow suit. So saying, he laid the guard full length on the ground and the stampede followed. All passed out into the open except the lazy fellow afraid to take the chance. The constant beating of heels against the ground aroused the sleepers who seized their guns, firing after them without affect. "On and on they ran until they reached the American camp. Here the Captain with his company pushed back to give the Tories a fight. When they reached the "Bull Pen" the Tories were in the act of hanging their comrade they left behind, and just as the sun began to rise behind the eastern hills, a bloody fracas took place. The Americans killed and captured as prisoners each and every one of them. Those captured as prisoners, they hung.

·         Lissa’s brother Col. Jim Terral was killed at the Battle of Corinth, MS. A brother Judge Sam Terral signed the papers of secession for MS and was a Supreme Court judge.

Children of Edward and Artalissa:

i. James Stephens Terral born 12/26/1811 in Wayne Co., MS.

Judge Uriah Millsaps & Sarah “ Sally” Carter

Judge Uriah Millsaps & Sarah “ Sally” Carter

5/26/1792, Sarah born.

2/15/1793, Uriah born in NC; s/o 68. William Millsaps & 69. Rebecca Webster.

1/5/1841, Uriah and Asa Hartfield purchased land in Jasper and Newton Co.’s.

7/4/1846, Sally died.

10/31/1845, “William Millsaps oldest son of Judge Uriah Millsaps died Sept. 5, 1845 in the 23rd year of his age.” (S) Southwestern Christian Advocate, 1838-1846.

12/9/1846, Uriah died in Jasper Co., MS; buried in Jones-Dantzler Cem.

Family notes:

·         Uriah an uncle of Rueben Webster Millsaps, founder of Milsaps College, Jackson, Ms.

·         Uriah Millsaps Bible records:

Uriah Milsaps 15 February, 1793 died December 9, 1846
Sally(Sarah) Carter 26 May, 1792 died 4 July, 1846
Celia Milsaps 15 May, 1814 died 15 February, 1887
Rebecca Milsaps 10 January, 1816 died 21 January, 1821
Sally Milsaps 16 January, 1818 died 19 June, 1853
Lucinda Milsaps 24 December, 1819 died 22 September, 1852
William Milsaps 30 October, 1821 died 5 October, 1845
Thomas Milsaps 2 June,1824 died No date.
Rebecca Milsap October 10, 26/1827-- No date
Susannah Milsaps 6 August, 183--11/7/1897

Children of Uriah and Sally: [8 children.]

i. Lealeah “Celia” Millsaps born 5/15/1814 in Perry Co., MS.

Edwin Mounger & Frances Clark

Edwin Mounger & Frances Clark

1771, Edwin born in Brunswick Co., GA; s/o 64. Henry Mounger & 65. Elizabeth Harris.

1781, Frances born in ?, d/o 66. Gen. Elijah Clark & 67. Hannah Harrington.

Frances sent with her twin brother to Augusta, GA to the Richmond Academy.

1796, Frances returned home.

4/9/1795, Edwin appointed an administrator of his father’s estate.

10/19/1796, Edwin married Frances.

3/3/1799, Edwin named an executor of his father-in-law’s will and left 200 acres.

1799-1806, Edwin State Treasurer of GA.

2/27/1801 in Wilkes Co., Edwin testified in court that he wrote the will of Thomas Wingfield.

1802-1811, Edwin trustee of Univ. of GA.

1805, Edward listed a a person entitled to a “draw” in the GA land lottery.

1805, Edwin Secretary of State of GA.

5/9/1816, Edwin died in Clarksborough, Jefferson Co., GA. [According to his obit he lived many years in retirement and was in bad health for a long time.]

9/8/1840, “Fanny” died in Athens, Clarke Co., GA; buried at Woodburn, Lincoln Co., GA.

Children of Edwin and Frances:

i. Henry Mounger born 5/22/1805 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., GA.

Norvell E Robertson & Sarah Denby Powell

Norvell E Robertson & Sarah Denby Powell

5/22/1765, Norvell born in Buckingham Co., VA; s/o 48. Jeffrey Robertson & 49. Sarah Norville.

2/7/1771, Sarah born in Rocky Fort, Laurens Co., SC; d/o 50. Benjamin Powell & 51. Martha Denby.

7/1781, Norvell a member of the VA State militia, serving at Yorktown building the breastworks to protect the army from the British. He was discharged at Yorktown on the day of Lord Cornwallis’s surrender of the British army.

Norvell migrated to GA.

7/7/1791, Norvell married Sarah in GA.

1818, Norvel moved his family to MS, settling on the west side of Leaf River at the junction of Bowie.

10/1818 in Marion Co., Norvell and 10 others founded the Providence Baptist Church.

~1833, Norvell moved to an area ~15 miles north of Old Williamsburg.

10/24/1842, Sarah died in Station Creek, Covington Co., MS.

8/29/1850, (S) 1850 Census, MS, Covington Co. Norvel, age 85, has a personal estate of $600, is a Baptist minister, lives alone; but lives near several of his children.

9/16/1855, Norvell died in Leaf River, Covington Co., MS.

(S) Norvel Robertson Sr. Autobiography, Virginia Historical Society.

Children of Norvell and Sarah:

i. Gorge F Robertson born 11/20/1812 in Warren Co., GA.

William D McKinzia & Catharine McSwain

William D McKinzia & Catharine McSwain

3/25/1817, William born in MS; s/o 40. Alexander McKenzie & 41. Charlotte Munroe.

1/15/1823, Catharine born in MS, d/o 42. Malcolm McSwain & 43. Charlotte ?.

1846, William married Catharine. (S) McKenzie Bible records.

9/20/1850, (S) 1850 Census, Perry Co. William is a farmer with land valued at $100. Son Malcom is called “Lewis”, age 5. Daughter Margaret is 2, son Alexander is 2 months.

9/7/1860, (S) 1870 Census, MS, Perry Co., Southern Distr. William is a farmer with land valued at $35 and a personal estate of $800. Malcolm is the oldest of 8 children at home.

6/28/1870, (S) 1870 Census, MS, Perry Co., On Tallahala Creek, Augusta PO. William has land valued at $250 and a personal estate of $525. One son, Alexander, age 20, still lives with them.

9/8/1872, William died; buried in the Old Myers Cem., Forrest Co., MS [near Petal.]

1/5/1896, Catharine died, buried in McKenzie Family Cem. near Old Augusta, Perry Co.

Children of William and Catharine:

i. Malcolm McKenzie born 1846 in Perry Co., MS.

ii. Alexander McKenzie, born 3/22/1850 in Perry Co., MS.

6/17/1913, Alexander died, buried with his mother.

Rev. James Stephens Terral & Alletha Heidelberg

 Rev. James Stephens Terral & Alletha Heidelberg

12/26/1811, James born in Wayne Co., MS, s/o 36. Edward Young Terral & 37. Artalissa Stephens.

4/17/1812, Alletha born in Twiggs Co., GA; d/o 38. Thomas Heidelberg & 39. Nancy Moffett.

6/1/1831 in Perry Co., James married Alletha.

9/19/1850, (S) 1850 Census, MS, Jasper Co. James is a farmer with land valued at $3500. 7 children; Artlissa is given as age 5.

7/7/1860, (S) 1860 Census, MS, Jasper Co. No children live with them; but they are listed next to them. James has real estate valued at $24,440; a personal estate of $24,900. Artelissa is listed as 15.

7/6/1870, (S) 1870 Census, MS, Jasper Co., South East Beat, Claiborne. James is a minister and farmer, with land valued at $3000. 1 daughter and 3 grandchildren living with them.

1/26/1879, James died in Jasper Co., MS; buried in the old Salem Bapt. Church Cem.

8/21/1885, Alletha died in Quitman, Clarke Co., MS.

Children of Jim and Alletha:

i. Susan Artelissa Terral born 8/15/1844 in Jasper Co., MS.

Judge Henry Mounger & Celia Millsaps

Judge Henry Mounger & Celia Millsaps

5/22/1805, Henry born in Louisville, Jefferson Co., GA; s/o 32. Edwin Mounger & 33. Frances Clark.

5/14/1814, Celia born in Perry Co., MS; d/o 34. Uriah Millsaps & 35. Sally Carter.

[Celia’s cousin Rueben founded Millsaps College.]

1830’s, Henry in Greene Co., AL.

12/14/1833, Henry licensed to practice law in AL.

1834, Henry moved to Paulding, MS.

1/10/1835, Henry licensed to practice law in MS. [Henry became the law partner of Judge John Watts.]

12/1836, Henry married Celia.

Henry appointed Presiding Judge of the 4th Judicial Distr. by Gov. McNutt. [He held his first court in Meridian under an Oak tree. He was elected to the same position after serving out his appointment. He became a law partner with A G Mayes.

10/1/1839, Henry wrote a letter to Celia from Col. Holliman’s residence in Augusta.

(S) 1840 Census, MS, Jasper Co. Henry, 30-40, has a son under 5, a daughter under 5, and a wife 20-30.

9/6/1844, Henry wrote a letter to Celia from Marion.

1/1848, Henry attended the MS State Democratic Conv. in Jackson.

4/24/1848, Henry appointed a delegate to the Natl. Democratic Convention from the 4th Distr. [The convention was held 5/22/1848 in Baltimore, MD.]

9/16/1849, Henry wrote a letter to Celia from Decatur.

10/8/1850, (S) 1850 Census, MS, Jasper Co. Henry is a lawyer with property valued at $5500. 8 children. Rebecca Millsaps, age 21, and Susan Millsaps, age 16 also live with them.

6/10/1851, Henry died in Paulding, Jasper Co., MS; buried in Paulding Cem.

Aft. 6/19/1853, Celia remarried to George Dougherty McCormick, widower of her sister. [Celia the “mother” of 21 children, 9 of her own, 10 of her sister’s children, and 2 younger sisters after her mother died.]

1861, Henry’s estate settled.

1866, “Mrs. Celia McCormick” listed in the Territorial Census of MS in Jasper Co.

7/10/1880, (S) 1880 Census, MS, Jasper Co. Celia lives with her married daughter Susan’s family.

2/27/1883, Celia died in Paulding, Jasper Co.; buried in Paulding Cem. [Birth, both marriages with husbands, and death dates are on the gravestone.]

Children of Henry and Celia:

i. William Harris Mounger born 1/31/1843 in Jasper Co., MS.

Malcolm McKenzie & Rachel ?

Malcolm McKenzie & Rachel ?

1846, Malcolm “Mckinzia” born in MS; s/o 20. William D McKinzia & 21. Catharine McSwain.

1848, Rachel born in MS.

9/20/1850, Perry Co. “Lewis”, Malcolm’s name in the census, lives with his parents and little brother and sister.

9/7/1860, Perry Co. Malcolm lives with his parents.

7/8/1870, Perry Co., Enon. Malcolm is a farmhand for Augus McSwain.

6/18/1880, (S) 1880 Census, MS, Perry Co., Augusta. Malcolm and Rachel have 2 daughters, Alma age 6 and Gracie age 3. Her parents were born in SC, his parents in MS.

Children of Malcolm and Rachel:

i. Alma McKenzie born 5/1874 in Augusta, Perry Co., MS.

Gorge F Robertson & Louisa A Graham

Gorge F Robertson & Louisa A Graham

11/20/1812, George born in Warren Co., GA; s/o 24. Norvell E Robertson & 25. Sarah Denby Powell.

1/14/1827, Louisa born in Covington Co., MS. [Her parents born in SC.]

11/4/1850, (S) 1860 Census, MS, Covington Co. Their 1st child, Julius M, is 5 months old.

8/16/1860, (S) 1860 Census, MS, Covington Co., Williamsburg.  George is a lawyer; 3 sons, 1 dau.

9/9/1870, (S) 1870 Census, MS, Covington Co., Ocoha.  George is a lawyer; 7 sons, 1 dau.

6/26/1880, (S) 1880 Census, MS, Covington Co.  George is a planter.

12/6/1886, George died in Williamsburg, Covington Co.; buried in the Williamsburg Baptist Cem.

6/6/1900, (S) 1900 Census, MS, Covington Co., Williamsburg. Louisa his head of the house with 2 sons, John born 1852 and Graham born 1863.

5/20/1901, Louisa died in Covington Co.; buried with George.

Children of George and Louisa:

i. James A Robertson born 1/1861 in MS.

Sgt. William Harris Mounger & Susan Artelissa Terral

 Sgt. William Harris Mounger & Susan Artelissa Terral

1/31/1843, William born in Jasper Co., MS, s/o 16. Henry Mounger & 17. Celia Millsaps.

8/15/1844, Lissa Terral born in Jasper Co., MS; d/o 18. James S Terral & 19. Alletha Heidelberg.

9/19/1850, Artlissa lives with her parents in Jasper Co., MS.

10/8/1850, William lives with his parents in Jasper Co., MS.

7/7/1860, Artlissa lives with her parents in Jasper Co., MS.

5/1862, Lillian born in MS, d/o Charles W Tatum & Martha J McCormick.

CSA: Co. H, 27th MS inf., Braggs Army; William fought at Murfreesboro and Chickamuaga. Sgt. Mounger was captured and sent to Camp Douglas in Chicago.

1866, William married Lissa.

6/9/1870, (S) 1870 Census, MS, Jasper Co., Center Beat, Paulding. William and Lessie have a son Milton, age 2. William is a farmer with land valued at $2000 and a personal estate of $1075.

William attended the Summersville Institute.

6/4/1880, (S) 1880 Census, MS, Jasper Co. William and Lissa have 5 children at home.

6/20/1881, Lissa died in Jasper Co., buried with William.

1885, William Sheriff of Jasper Co. [The only Republican to hold that office.]

1/1887, William married 2nd Lillian.

1900, William the supervisor of the 6th district for the 1900 census.

6/9/1900, (S) 1900 Census, MS, Clarke Co., Enterprise. Lillian has had 4 children, all living with them. William is a farmer.

5/10/1901, William died in Clarke Co., buried beside his wife Lissa in the old Salem Cem., Vossburg.

1912, Lillian died.

Children of William and Lissa:

i. Milton Uriah Mounger born 9/1867 in MS.

James A Robertson & Rosa ?

 James A Robertson & Rosa ?

1/1861, James born in MS; s/o 12. Gorge F Robertson & 13. Louisa A Graham.

3/1871, Rose born in MS.

6/26/1880, James lives with his family in Covington Co., MS.

~1885, James married Rose. (S) 1910 Census data.

6/26/1900, (S) 1900 Census, MS, Covington Co., Ocoha. James born 1/1861, Dosia born 3/1871, “Seludie E” born 1896, “Dennis M” born 1898. [This record is very hard to read.]

1/30/1906 in Covington Co., MS, Sheriff Robertson was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two fugitives; survived by his wife and nine children.

4/19/1910, (S) 1910 Census, MS, Covington Co., Seminary. Rosa, a widow, has had 9 children, all still living. Clayton?, Lana and Veronica live with her.

1/5/1920, (S) 1920 Census, MS, Covington Co., Collins. Rose has her last 3 children at home. [Her father born in LA, her mother born in MS.] Dennis works at a shipyard.

4/10/1930, (S) 1930 Census, MS, Winston Co., Louisville. Rosa and son John live with her son Albert.

Children of James and Rose:

i. Albert D Robertson, born 1892 in MS.

ii. Clayton? Robertson, born 1893.

iii. John D Robertson, born 1895 in MS.

iv. Lula E Robertson, born 1896 in MS.

12/23/1911 in Covington Co., Lula married R. S. Triggs.

v. Dennis Robertson, born 3/1898 in MS.

vi. Ray Robertson, born 1899 in MS.

5/17/1921 in Covington Co., Ray married Jewel Gill.

vii. Louise Veronica Robertson born 1904 in MS.

Milton Uriah Mounger & Alma McKenzie

 Milton Uriah Mounger & Alma McKenzie

9/1867, Milton born in Jasper Co., MS, s/o 8. William H Mounger & 9. Susan Artelissa Terral.

5/1874, Alma born in Augusta, Perry Co., MS, d/o 10. Malcolm Mckinzia & 11. Rachel ?.

6/29/1898, Milton married Alma in Perry Co., MS.

Milton studied law under his uncle Sam Terrel, his mother’s brother; passing the bar exam.

1900, MS, Covington Co., Bt1.

4/30/1910, (S) 1910 Census, MS, Covington Co., Collins. Alma has had 3 children, all living.

1/2/1920, (S) 1920 Census, MS, Covington Co., Collins. The 3 sons attend school.

Alma died.

4/24/1930, (S) 1930 Census, MS, Covington Co., Seminary. Milton has a wife M Florence A, born 1886. The record indicates they had been married 2 years. Daughter Marion still lives with them.

1931, Milton died in MS.

Children of Milton and Alma:

i. William Malcolm Mounger born 10/8/1901 in MS.

ii. Dwyn Milton Mounger, born 1906 in Collins, MS.

1928, Dwyn graduated from Millsaps College.

1932, Dwyn married Bessie Ingram of Yazoo City, MS.

1932-1943, Dwyn pastor of the Forest Presbyterian Church.

1933, Dwyn received a Bachelor of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary [having spent part of the time in Edinburg, Scotland on Fellowship.]

1935, Dwyn and family live in Forest, Scott County, MS. (S) 1940 Census.

1939, Dwyn reported earnings of $1700. (S) 1940 Census.

4/20/1940, Dwynn, wife Bessie, daughter Betty Ann, and son Dwynn live in Forest, Scott County, MS. They own their home valued at $2000. Dwynn is a minister in a Methodist church. (S) 1940 Census.

4/1943-5/1946, Dwyn an Army 1st Lt; including being a Harvard student and an assignment as assistant post Chaplain at Gulfport Field, MS. He was also Chaplain at Morris Field, Charlotte, NC and Keesler AFB, Biloxi,MS. He continued in the reserves achieving the rank of Lt. Col.

1946-1951, Dwyn pastor of the Carthage Presbyterian Church.

Dwyn served as moderator of the Central MS Presbytery, Chairman of the Synod’s Committee on Stewardship, was a member of the board of Columbia Theological Seminary, and served in Bay St. Louis as Executive Secretary of the Committee on Church Extensions.

iii. Carlton Uriah Mounger, born 3/3/1908 in MS.

Carlton retired from the Postal Service.

8/21/1997, Carlton died.

iv. Marion Rachel Mounger, born 2/1914 in MS.

1990, Marion living in Jackson, MS was retired after 20 years as a missionary in Taiwan.

William Malcolm Mounger & Louise Veronica Robertson

 William Malcolm Mounger & Louise Veronica Robertson

10/8/1901, William born in Collins, Covington Co., MS, s/o 4. Milton U Mounger & 5. Alma McKenzie.

8/30/1903, Veronica born in MS, d/o 6. James A Robertson & 7. Rosa ?.

Wm received a degree in Civil Engineering from MS State Univ.

9/4/1923, Wm married Veronica in Collins.

Wm became a clerk of the Collins Bank in Jackson.

(S) 1930 Census, MS, Hinds Co., Jackson.

William joined the old Merchant’s Bank and Trust Co., and advanced to a position of Trust Officer.

1933, the Merchant’s Bank closed. William became a Trust Officer for Deposit Guaranty Bank & Trust Co.

1934, William elected to the Board of Deposit Guaranty.

1935, William and family live in Jackson, MS. (S) 1940 Census.

1939, William reported earnings of more than $5000. (S) 1940 Census.

4/3/1940, W. M. Mounger, wife Veronica, daughter Marjorie Lynn, son William D., daughter Libby R. and son Henry H. lives at 1816 St. Ann St., Jackson, MS. They own their home valued at $9000. William completed 3 years of college, Veronica 4 years. William is a vice-president in banking.

1941, William elected President of Deposit Guaranty.

1/1957, William elected Vice-Chairman of the Board and CEO of Deposit Guaranty.

10/26/1957,William died in Jackson, MS; buried in Greenwood Cem.

12/16/1969, Veronica died in Jackson, MS; buried in Greenwood Cem.

(S) Mounger–Monger and Allied Families, Louise F Wilcox, 1991, privately printed.

Family notes:

·         William studied law at night and passed the bar exam. He served as Treasurer, President and Director of the MS Banker’s Assoc.

Children of William and Veronica:

i. Majorie Lynn Mounger, born 9/7/1924.

Majorie married ? Nevels.

10/24/1988, Majorie died; buried in Greenwood Cem. with her parents.

ii. William Donald Mounger born 3/31/1926 in Hinds Co., Jackson, MS.

iii. Olivia “Libbie” Rosealma Mounger, born 1932 in MS. (S) 1940 Census.

Olivia, a mezzo-soprano, received her B.M. degree from the Univ. of MS.

iv. Henry Hartfield Mounger, born 1935 in MS. (S) 1940 Census.

Henry married Patsy Graham.

Henry an attorney in Jackson, MS.

v. Veronica Mounger, born ?.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Jamestown - New Sweden - Colonial South Carolina


5/13/1607, Jamestown founded in Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in North America. In 1608 a 2nd supply ship arrived carrying Thomas (11552). “The Second Supplie was a ship called the Mary Margett, which arrived here nine months after, about the time of Michaelmas, in her sixty persons, most gentlemen, few or no tradesmen, except some Polanders to make pitch, tarre, potashes, & etc., to be returned for perfect gaine, foe meanly likewise were there furnished forth for victualles, that in lesse than two monthes after their arrivall, want compelled us to imploye our time abroad in trading with the Indians for corne...”. (S) Colonial Records of Virginia, State Paper Office, V3, No.21-I. 

1609-1610 all but 60 of the 500 settlers died in the “Starving Winter”. In 1611 a small settlement was made as far up the north bank of the James River opposite the mouth of the Appomattox River. In 1617 the Virginia Company, hoping to expand population and agricultural production in the colony, encouraged private or voluntary associations organized on a joint stock basis to establish settlements in the area of the Company's patent. The Society of Smith's Hundred (later called Southampton Hundred) was organized in 1617. A painting based on archealogical evidence is the oldest know settlement, the Martin Hundred, depicts what these “Hundred’s” looked like. In succeeding years, small enclaves were established on the south side of the lower James River, on the northern end of The Peninsula at the mouth of the York River (then known as Charles River), and across the Chesapeake Bay on the Eastern Shore. In March of 1622 there was an Indian massacre. On the day prior to the attack, the Indians came bringing gifts of meats and fruits and shared them with the settlers, thereby disguising their intentions. The following morning they circulated freely and socialized with the settlers before suddenly seizing their own work tools to attack them. The Indians killed families in the plantation houses and them moved on to kill servants and workers in the fields. The Powhatans killed 347 settlers. The settlers immediately withdrew to the fort and to other easily defensible locations. In addition to the loss of life, the colonists also lost valuable crops and supplies necessary to survive the winter. 

During the winter of 1622-23 the colonists were forced to trade with the Indians for corn and supplies and even with these provisions many went hungry, over four hundred settlers died. News of the killings did not reach England until mid-June. The Virginia Company responded by sending more supplies and weapons. The colonists in Jamestown retaliated with treachery of their own and numerous attacks to avenge the losses. They used the massacre as an excuse to wreak havoc on Indians wherever they found them. They feigned peaceful relations, let the Indians plant their corn wherever they chose, and then, just before the crop was ready for harvest they attacked, killing as many as they could and burning their crops. English armies destroyed entire villages. Within a couple of years, they had avenged the 347 deaths many times over. By 1634, the population of the colony was slightly less than 5,000, almost all of whom, except those on the Eastern Shore, still lived within about a 30-mile radius of Jamestown. 

In 1634, the colony was divided into eight "shires," or counties, to facilitate administration. These were: Henrico, Charles City, James City [all on the Peninsula], Elizabeth City, Warwick River, Charles River, Warrosquoake [on the south side of the mouth of the James River], Accomack [on the Eastern Shore]. Hungars Parish was made soon after the county was established, and the first minister was Rev. Francis Bolton, who was succeeded by Rev. William Cotton. The first vestry was appointed in 1635. The old Hungars Episcopal Church is located about seven miles north of Eastville, on the north side of Hungars Creek.

New Sweden

In 1637, Swedish, Dutch and German stockholders formed the New Sweden Company to trade for furs and tobacco in North America. Under the command of Peter Minuit, the company's first expedition sailed from Sweden late in 1637 in two ships, Kalmar Nyckel and Fogel Grip. Minuit had been the governor of the Dutch colony, New Netherland, centered on Manhattan Island, from 1626 to 1631. The ships reached Delaware Bay in March 1638, and the settlers began to build a fort at the site of present-day Wilmington, Delaware. They named it Fort Christina, in honor of Sweden's twelve-year-old queen. It was the first permanent European settlement in the Delaware Valley. During the next seventeen years, twelve more Swedish expeditions left the homeland for New Sweden. A total of eleven vessels and some 600 Swedes and Finns reached their destination. The colony eventually consisted of farms and small settlements along both banks of the Delaware River into modern Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland. New Sweden rose to its greatest heights during the governorship of Johan Printz (1643–1653). He extended settlement northward from Fort Christina along both sides of the Delaware River and improved the colony’s military and commercial prospects by building Fort Elfsborg, near present-day Salem on the New Jersey side of the river, to seal the Delaware against English and Dutch ships. Despite these steps, the Swedish and Finnish colonists lived peacefully with their Dutch and Lenni Lenape neighbors. In 1654, Printz was succeeded by the colony's last governor, Johan Rising, at a time when the Dutch capitol of New Amsterdam was ruled by the hot-tempered Peter Stuyvesant. Soon after arriving in New Sweden, Rising attempted to remove the Dutch from the colony by seizing Fort Casimir (present-day New Castle, Delaware), below Fort Christina on the western shore of the river. With no gunpowder, Fort Casimir surrendered without a shot and was re-named Fort Trinity. The furious Governor Stuyvesant had his revenge the following summer, when seven armed Dutch ships and 317 soldiers appeared on the Delaware River. Realizing that resistance would be useless, the vastly outnumbered Swedes surrendered Fort Trinity and Governor Rising surrendered Fort Christina two weeks later. 

The Swedes were farmers. Their transportation was by dugout canoe. Most Swedes owned horses and oxen, but few owned carriages or wagons. They traveled along the creeks and rivers. Overland “roads”, secondary paths, were mainly Indian trails. Thomas Paschal, a 1682 immigrant from Bristol, England noted: “most of the Sweads and Finns are ingenious people: they speak English, Swead, Finn, Dutch and the Indian.” … “have lived much at ease, having great plenty of all sorts of provisions.” … “plant but little Indian corn, nor tobacco” … “their women make the most of the linen cloth they wear; they spin and weave it and make fine linen. Many of them are curious housewives: The people generally eat rye bread, being approve of best by them.”

Colonial South Carolina

In the 1720’s the Township Act was enacted to protect the lives and investments of tidewater planters. Each negro imported was “taxed”, and the money was used to fund land grants to “free Protestant settlers”. The “poor Protestants”, required to bring a certificate of good character, on arrival at Charleston took an oath of allegiance to the British monarch, and applied to the Governor and Council for land. Even though most persons wanting to immigrate could not afford the cost of travel, original plans to settle ethnic groups together faltered as more and more immigrants arrived. In 1760 the French controlled the MS valley, LA and CAN. English settlements were restricted to the Atlantic seaboard, with only traders venturing into the Indian territories. The Cherokee nation in the East sided with the French and was constantly attacking colonial settlements. British troops and colonial militia retaliated. The Township fund was accumulating cash, and legislation was passed allowing for SC to pay the travel for immigrants. The ship agent received the money from the Governor and Council upon providing a list of passengers with ages. If an immigrant paid their own fair, the Governor and Council reimbursed the traveler. 100 acres was granted to each person in a family over 16 years of age. The family head also received 50 acres for his wife, each minor child, and for each slave or indentured servant. Indentured servants came because, once service was completed, they could receive 100 acres of their own under the Bounty Act. By 1768 the funds to pay passage were exhausted. The ship owners, expecting to be paid, bought rice to take back to Ireland. Then the ship was seized when there was no money to pay the passages of the immigrants. Eventually the money was authorized by the House of Assembly.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Bayou la Batre - Dauphine Island

Bayou La Batre

On many early maps Bayou La Batre was called River Derbanne. It seems that a Frenchman, Francois Guyon Des Pres Derbanne was lost in the area and the waters were given his name. In the early French days a battery was located at the mouth of the bayou, therefore the bayou was later called River Batterie. In time the name evolved to Bayou Batterie – Bayou Labatree and then Bayou La Batre. Even though the site was only thirty miles south of Mobile, it was a wilderness. The land was covered with towering pines and giant oaks. Fruits and nuts were plentiful, as were wild animals. The waters of the numerous bayous meandered about the area, and the bay where they emptied provided an abundance of seafood.

In 1832 the missionary Father Chalon visited Bayou La Batre. He was forced to abandon his horse for a pirogue, a small boat, because the area is marshy and has many bayous. He stayed the first night in a cabin which had a bed with only some bits of straw. He wrote, “I shall never again disdain the straw; the following nights I missed it…. If you want to see Frenchmen whose costume and simplicity call to mind the manners of the 12th century, I would strongly advise you to take me as your guide and I will conduct you to Bayou-la-Battrai. If you want to hear French spoken as it was written by Joinville, [Jean de Joinville, 1224–1319, a chronicler of medieval France] come first to Mobile, and I will lead you to Bayou-la-Battrai. In the midst of these good farmers I found myself transported to an era which antedates ours by at least four centuries. …. It is true that they are very poor. I must also add that they are profoundly ignorant; but far from commerce with the world, they had not contracted its vices; their poverty was the rampart which saved their faith. They possess nothing that could tempt the cupidity of men; and so they have been abandoned to themselves as if they lived in terrignota;” (S) “Bayou La Batre: A Sketch”, by Archbishop Oscar Hugh Lipscomb, The Alabama Review, January 1966, PP20-27.

Dauphine Island

On 1/31/1699 the explorers Pierre Le Moyne and Sieur D’Iberville dropped anchor off the southern tip of Alabama. France had laid claim to this vast territory comprising three quarters of what is now the United States, and named it Louisiana after their king. Due to the fact that the two French ships, Le Marin and La Renommee, drew so much water the explorers set out in longboats to follow the mainland in an east-west direction. Passing by what is now Bayou La Batre and Cedar Point, they found this island. Coming upon a large pile of bones (possibly sixty men or women), D’Iberville named the island “Massacre.” The island was described as being covered with pines and cedars and being seven leagues long and one-fourth league wide. A league is about three miles. By 1701, the natural harbor on the south side was in constant use. Sand Island and Pelican Island formed a crescent shaped harbor, large enough and deep enough to accommodate thirty vessels. It was here that the ships were unloaded and their cargo put on shallow draft vessels to go upstream. Mobile Bay was too shallow to permit the larger boats access. Mobile was called the birthplace of the colony and Dauphine Island the cradle. Although the name “Massacre” hung on for many years, the island was named officially Isle Dauphine, in 1707. In 1711 pirates from British Jamaica attacked the colony on Dauphin Island. There was a lot of destruction, but no lives were lost. A hurricane of extreme intensity hit the island in 1717. The entrance to the harbor was blocked and three ships trapped. Much of the livestock was drowned. The damage influenced the French to move the capital first to Pascagoula, then to New Orleans. A number of families moved from the island after the storm. Two more ships arrived in 1718 with five hundred passengers. War was declared with Spain in 1719. The French attacked Pensacola, and in return the Spanish attacked Dauphine. The French successfully opposed the attack. Dauphin Island was occupied by the French until 1764, by the British from 1764 until 1781, by the Spanish from 1781 until 1813, when under orders from President Madison, General Wilkerson took Mobile during the final battle of the War of 1812.