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James Liddell Bible

Owned by W. Kirk Liddell, Conestoga PA.

 

Report by Bruce D. Liddell 10-Jun-2002.  Bruce’s comments in [brackets.]

 

Enlarged color and b/w images of scanned pages available without charge via email.  Contact BDLiddell@yahoo.com

 

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Summary.

 

This is the second book of a two-volume Authorized (official Anglican) King James Version Bible published England 1786 with approval of the Crown, plus addendum approved Metrical Psalms published Glasgow 1782.  The evidence suggests someone bought both volumes new for 3 pounds 6 shillings (30/- per volume plus 6/- for addendum) from one of the authorized London booksellers Charles Dilly, 22 Poultry Lane; John Francis & Charles Rivington, 62 St. Paul's Churchyard; or Benjamin White, 63 Fleet Street.  This amount was more than a month’s pay for a full-time low-wage worker, $1000+ in 2002.  James Liddell inscribed his name on (Tuesday) 08-Jan-1788 in London, probably very soon after he obtained it.  The large “London” inscription suggests James was a visitor, not a resident.  The choice and expense are consistent with a gentry-class English-Scottish family’s parting gift to an adult younger son on the eve of emigration, but many other scenarios are possible.

 

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Valuation.

 

On 22-May-2002 an English 1718 one volume KJV complete in very good condition, all pages clean and leather binding intact, sold for $247 on Ebay online auction.  Unless James Liddell’s 1786 Bible is a rare edition, it would doubtless sell for far less.

 

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Physical.

 

Visual examination only.  Detached one stray thread from loose inscription page, replaced thread in binding.  No samples taken, no physical or chemical tests.

 

Bound in black leather. All damage and repair appear very old.

 

Front cover W 100mm x H 168mm.  No markings or impressions.  Warped concave from water damage.  Leather cracked with age.  Outside corners broken.  Large white scrape-stain on leather surface 25mm x 50mm [paint?] and numerous white-ish [salt or hard water?] droplet stains 5mm and smaller.

 

Spine W 27mm.  Spine leather 85% complete.  Faint oval W 14mm x H 10mm impressed on spine, 48 mm from top.  Spine fits pages.

 

Back cover missing.

 

Printer’s layout 12 pages to a sheet (24 pages front and back.)  First page T1. All pages smoothly cut, probably by printer and not owner.

 

Page edges show age darkening, no markings.  All pages worn at edges and corners, some age stains, water stains from bound edge up to 35mm.  Pages smooth and supple, even where water-stained, consistent with high-quality English paper of similar age. 

 

Three pages torn but complete, two pages half missing in books I Thessalonians to Hebrews.  Appears accidental.

 

Watermark short vertical lines broken by long horizontal lines

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repeated down and across page.  Vertical lines 30mm by 1.2mm center to center.  Separated by single continuous horizontal line 1mm, 31 mm center to center.  No other watermark found.  Unable to examine bound edge.

 

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Text.

 

Authorized King James Version, identical to 1965 edition.  Text begins middle of Psalms 104:28 “thou openeth thine hand.”  Remaining OT books Psalms to Malachi, NT books Matthew to Revelation, addendum Metrical Psalms incomplete, ending Psalms 119:127.

 

Almost exactly half a KJV complete.

 

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Inside front.

 

Marbled [linen?] endcloths.  One endcloth glued to cover, matching endcloth almost detached from binding.  Repaired with white paper and glue.  Repair paper irregular, W 25 to 43mm x H 150mm, torn lengthwise when repair failed.

 

Inside cover, lower left, faint writing in age-brown ink, rotated 90 degrees ccw.

 

1 - 16

1 - 10

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3 - 6

 

[1 pound 16 shillings plus 1 pound 10 shillings total 3 pounds 6 shillings]

 

No other markings visible on endcloths.

 

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First inscription page, in bound order.

 

Blank page (flyleaf) glued to recto of endcloth.  Inscribed:

 

    [First entry, Hand A, smooth copperplate]

Cornelia Verplanck Liddell [last word crowded]

Born the 29 May 1794 at

35 minutes past 9 A-M [last two letters slightly embellished]

    [Second entry, Hand A, slightly smaller than first entry]

Ebenezer George Liddell

Born the 25 March 1797

at 20 minutes after 7 oClock [last word crowded]

P.M. -- Ba [blank space] by the

    [Possible Third entry begins with “Ba” for Baptized]

Rev’d George Wall at my ‘ [“R” almost unreadable]

[?s]on house ’ on monday the [first one or two letters unreadable]

[5] day of June 1797 -- [first digit unreadable, 05-Jun-1797 = Monday]

in presence of John Black,

Book binder + his wife)

of New York. --

    [Different hand, very light, bottom right]

JohnJ [second “J” lightly overwritten on “n”]

 

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Second inscription page, in bound order.

 

Blank page glued to recto of endcloth, presumably once part of missing back cover.  Endcloth cut free with a knife, irregular edge, reversed front to back, and rebound at former outside margin. Inscribed:

 

    [First entry, Hand A, smooth copperplate]

James Liddell [“Ja” badly faded, almost unreadable]

London [Tuesday] 8 th Jany [“th” directly above “8”]

1788 [final “8” messy]

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    [childish scribble]

    [Second entry, Hand B, darker ink, jerky not smooth]

Jamison Liddell Bour‘ n [“n” directly above apostrophe]

the 18 day April

1800 [final “0” badly smeared but unmistakable]

 

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Marked pages.

 

Page dog-eared Isaiah 14:4 to 15:9.

Zigzag ink markings, very light, Jeremiah 52.

Zigzag ink markings, very light, Lamentations 2:15 to 2:18.

Page dog-reared Metrical Psalms 30 and 31.

Every page examined, no other markings found.

 

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NT title page follows OT.

 

THE NEW

TESTAMENT

OF OUR

LORD and SAVIOR

JESUS CHRIST,

Translated out of the

ORIGINAL GREEK:

And with the former Translations diligently

compared and revised,

By His Majesty’s Special Command.

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Appointed to be read in CHURCHES.

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CAMBRIDGE.

Printed by John Archdeacon, Printer to the University;

and sold by John, Francis, & Charles Rivington, Benjamin

White, and Charles Dilly, in London; and J. & J. Merrill,

in Cambridge.  1786.

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CUM PRIVILEGIO.  [With Privilege, i.e. permission from the Crown]

 

Recto blank.

 

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Metrical Psalms title page follows NT.

 

THE

PSALMS

OF

DAVID

In METRE:

Newly Translated, and diligently Com-

pared with the Original Text, and

former Translations.

More plain, smooth, and agreeable to the Text,

than any heretofore.

Allowed by the Authority of the General Assembly

of the Kirk of Scotland, and appointed to be sung

in Congregations and Families.

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GLASGOW:

Printed by J. & M. ROBERTSON,

M, DCC, LXXXII. [1782]

 

Recto blank.

 

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London city directories 1788

 

Charles Dilly, bookseller, 22 Poultry Lane (8 years same location.)

 

John, Francis & Charles Rivington, booksellers, 62 St. Paul's Churchyard (family of booksellers same location at least 50 years.)

 

Benjamin White, bookseller, 63 Fleet Street (12 years same location.)

 

On the map St. Paul’s is in the middle, White about 500m (1/3 mile) almost due west, Dilly the same distance almost due east. 

          White    500m    Rivingtons    500m    Dilly

In 2002 all addresses are London EC, less than a mile north of the Thames River.

 

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Observations and conclusions.

 

This is the second of a two-volume Authorized King James Version Bible published 1786, OT Psalms to Malachi and NT Matthew to Revelation, with addendum Metrical Psalms.  The pages show minor water damage at all edges, extensive stains at bound edge.  Cover warped from water damage.  Repaired with heavier stitchery.  Spine fits remaining pages.  Binding has mildewed.

 

Most pages show age and water stains, but very little wear.  Two pages are marked in ink, two dog-eared, and five torn.  The ink marks seem to be childish scribbles.

 

The inscription page beginning “Cornelia” appears to be written by one person, in certainly two and possibly three separate entries.  “JohnJ” at the bottom appears to be childish writing practice.

 

On the inscription page beginning “James,” the first entry appears to be the same hand.  The writing in the middle appears to be childish scribbling.  The entry beginning “Jamison” is a different hand.

 

Sometime after the last entry this volume was repaired.  The two inscribed pages and the back endcloth were removed, glued to the endcloths, and stitched into the front, both inscriptions recto.  The stitchery is a clumsy job with too-heavy thread, and the back endcloth was carelessly cut to an a irregular edge.  The white paper reinforcement was simply torn off another sheet.  This is all consistent with the work of an elderly person with some loss of motor skills, and lacking proper tools.

 

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End of document.

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James Liddell and James Jr. (Jimerson) Timeline

By Bruce Delos Liddell, BDLiddell@yahoo.com

Last revised 05-Jul-2002

 

Child-naming conventions.  The names of James Liddell’s sons should indicate James’s paternal ancestry.  Possible ancestors are therefore limited to the names George, James, John, or Robert only.

 

Prehistory.  Some sources state the Liddell family sprang from Strathclyde Britons, Celts who migrated from Ireland to southeast Scotland, and who gave their tribal name to the whole of Great Britain.

 

1400-1500  Most Europeans received surnames.  “Liddell” came from the Dell (valley) of the Lid (loud) river about this time.

 

1603  Scotland and England unified under one king, James Stuart VI / I.  Scotland was the junior partner from the start, since England had 10 times more people and wealth.  Lowland Scotland absorbed into U.K. in 1707.

 

1600 to 1800 James Liddell’s ancestors for a half dozen generations almost certainly lived in northern England or southern (lowland) Scotland.  An arc drawn 100km (60 mi) from the Liddell River includes every ancestor family 1600-1800.  (Ancestor family defined as two or more adults named George, James, John, or Robert in a single county or parish.)

 

As pure speculation, possibly James and his family are on this list, every Liddell in the Scottish Book Trades Index (SBTI):

        James Liddell apprentice printer 1676 Edinburgh

        John Liddel bookseller 1728 to 1736 Falkirk

        John Liddell bookseller 1779 to 1782 Glasgow

        Robert & James Liddell paper makers 1787 near Glasgow

        Robert Liddell paper maker 1792 near Glasgow

        Robert Liddle coffee house (newspapers and food/drink) 1791 Glasgow

 

ca. 1766 (1765-1775) James born, probably southern Scotland. Gentry (middle-class) education in English grammar, spelling, penmanship, arithmetic, accounting, and other practical subjects.

 

1783  American Revolution ended with Treaty of Paris.  Peacetime overseas trade resumed.

 

08-Jan-1788, Tuesday.  After traveling to London, James age 21 received expensive two-volume Bible and inscribed his name and the place.  This strongly suggests a father’s parting gift just before James emigrated to America.

 

All events 1788 to 1805 New York City NY unless specified.

 

ca. 1788 to ca. 1805 James employed as accountant (middle class status similar to CPA in 2002.)

 

Research question:  Possible employer Bank of New York (est. 1784 by Alexander Hamilton.)

 

1790 to 1850 U.S. Federal Census, all states.  No head of household matching James, Rebecca, Cornelia, Ebenezer, George, John, Robert, or Jimerson (except as below.)  No records of marriage or death found (so far) except for Jimerson.

 

ca. 1790 (1788-1792) James married Rebecca Verplanck.

 

1790 Census, James Liddell head of household NYC Out Ward (north Manhattan)

1 adult man, white male over 16 [James]

1 white female [Rebecca?]

no slaves

 

Dec-1791 Rebecca pregnant.

 

05-Aug-1792 Robert John Liddell born.  No Bible inscription page, probably removed after Robert John’s death. 

 

Possibly RJ named for James’s father, uncle, and grandfather.

 

Aug-1793 Rebecca pregnant.

 

26-Mar-1794 Wednesday. RJ baptized at Trinity Anglican Ch.

 

29-May-1794 Cornelia Verplanck Liddell born.  Bible entry “the 29 May 1794 at 35 minutes past 9 A-M” and Trinity Ch. records both agree on this date, but Trinity recorded her baptism with RJ’s the previous March.

 

CV named for Rebecca’s mother.

 

1794 or later.  CV baptized at Trinity Anglican Ch.  Date 26-Mar-1794 must be in error. Witnessed by Maria Verplanck, possibly Rebecca’s sister.

 

ca. 1795 (1794-1799) Robert John died.

 

ca. 1795 (1794-1797) James & Rebecca left Trinity for unknown sect. Long step down, socially.  Possibly death of RJ a factor.

 

Jun-1796 Rebecca pregnant.

 

25-Mar-1797 Ebenezer George Liddell born.  James’s entry “the 25 March 1797 at 20 minutes after 7 oClock P.M.” made at this time.

 

05-Jun-1797 Monday. EG baptized by Rev. George Wall, possibly at Ebenezer Meeting House.  Wall not found (so far) in any list of American or British clergy 1790-1810.

 

Possibly EG named (by Rebecca?) for clergy Ebenezer [lnu] and George Wall.

 

16-May-1799 James Liddell, accountant, and Rebecca Liddell witnessed will.

 

Jul-1799 Rebecca pregnant.

 

18-Apr-1800 James Junior (Jimerson) Liddell born.

 

Spelling “Jimerson” is taken from the first entry in his own Bible, his 1836 MS wedding, believed by this author to be his own hand.  Other entries and documents suggest Jimerson would accept any variation of the literal “son of James.”

 

04-Aug-1800 official Census enumeration day

James Liddell head of household NYC 5th Ward

1 adult man, wm 25-45 b. 1755-1775 [James]

2 little boys, wm 0-10 b. 1790-1800 [EG and Jimerson]

1 adult woman, wf 25-45 b. 1755-1775 [Rebecca]

2 little girls, wf 0-10 b. 1790-1800 [CV and unknown]

no slaves

 

ca. 1801 (1800-1810) Soon after Jimerson’s birth, Rebecca died.  Jimerson raised by sister Cornelia.

 

ca. 1805 Before or after Rebecca’s death, James moved upstate to Plattsburgh NY.

 

Research question:  Banks opened in Plattsburgh 1800-1810.

 

06-Aug-1810 official Census enumeration day

James Liddle head of household Plattsburgh NY

1 adult man, wm 25-45 (b. 1765-1785) [James]

1 adolescent boy, wm 10-15 (b. 1795-1800) [Ebenezer George]

2 little boys, wm 0-10 (b. 1800-1810) [Jimerson and unknown]

2 old women, wf 45+ (b. 1700-1765) [two unknowns]

1 young woman, wf 15-25 (b. 1785-1795) [Cornelia]

1 adolescent girl, wf 10-15 (b. 1795-1800) [unknown]

1 little girl, wf 0-10 (b. 1800-1810) [unknown]

no slaves

 

1812 to 1814 Plattsburgh repeatedly attacked and raided by British troops and Indian allies.

 

[ca. 1815 (1810-1820) James and EG died or emigrated.  No further record of them.]

 

07-Aug-1820 official Census enumeration day

James Liddle head of household Pittsburgh PA

1 young man, wm 15-25 (b. 1795-1805) [Jimerson age 20]

1 little boy, wm 0-10 (b. 1810-1820) [unknown]

2 young women, wf 15-25 (b. 1795-1805) [CV age 26 and unknown]

Possibly Jimerson’s first family: sister, wife, and new baby.

 

[ca. 1825 (1820-1827) Jimerson’s wife, child, and sister died in PA.  Jimerson sold out and boarded the boat to Natchez.]

 

All events after 1820 Jefferson MS unless specified.

 

10‑Mar‑1828 Jimerson age 28 bought 450 acres more or less from Elisha & Mary Ann Trader for $1200 gold ($2.66 per acre, cheap) “good and lawfull money of the United States.”  (Perhaps $120,000 in 2002.) 

 

[1830 Census Jimerson not found, boarding somewhere, probably Jefferson MS.]

 

28‑Mar‑1832 “Jimeson Liddell” bought 10 acres “one‑eighth of half quarter‑section of land” from William Stuart for $50 ($5 per acre, avg.)

[Jimerson totals: 2 purchases for 460 acres, cost $1250.]

 

31‑Dec‑1832 “Jamison Liddle” bought 287 acres from Cicero Jefferson for $450 ($1.56 per acre, very cheap.)

[Jimerson totals: 3 purchases for 747 acres, cost $1700.]

 

01‑Aug‑1833 “Jemerson Liddell” received patent #1232 for 77.06 acres Federal land, free after Jimerson occupied and improved the tract.  If not improved, Jimerson would owe about $385.

[Jimerson totals: 4 purchases for 824.06 acres, cost $2085.]

 

26‑Sep‑1836 Jimerson (age 36) married Martha Ann (age 21.)

 

Dec‑1836 Martha Ann pregnant (age 21.)

 

[Spring 1837 Jimerson and Martha Ann newlyweds fight.]

 

May‑1837 Martha Ann moved out [to her mother’s house for “lying in.”]

 

27‑Sep‑1837 John Wesley Liddell born. Martha Ann stayed on at Mama’s house.

 

Probably JW named for founder of Methodism, Martha Ann’s religion.

 

30‑Nov‑1837 “Jameson Liddle” bought 250 acres including half‑acre graveyard from neighbor Arthur B. Sims, price unstated ($1250 at avg $5 per acre), Sims to vacate by 01‑Jan‑1839.

[Jimerson totals: 5 purchases for 1074.06 acres, cost $3335.]

 

04‑Dec‑1837 “Jamison Liddell” bought [765 acres and buildings] from neighbor Arthur B. Sims for $7500 ($9.80 per acre, high) mortgage $2500 due 01‑Jan‑1839, 01‑Jan‑1840, 01‑Jan‑1841.

[Jimerson totals: 6 purchases for 1839.06 acres, cost $10,835.]

 

08‑Jan‑1838 Martha Ann’s widowed mother Mary "Polly" Stampley-Baldridge died. Martha Ann stayed on, without the excuse of “visiting Mama.”

 

13‑Feb‑1838 Jimerson bought [big house, plantation and 450 acres] from Edmund Fitzpatrick of Charlotte VA for $5078.25 ($11.28 per acre, very high) mortgage due 01‑Jan‑1839.

[Jimerson totals: 7 purchases for 2289.06 acres, cost $15,913, perhaps $1.6M in 2002.]

 

16‑Feb‑1838 Jimerson cut off Martha Ann’s credit. “I will hereafter pay no debts.”

 

07‑May‑1838 “James Liddell” sold “a Negro boy slave named Sampson aged about twenty years” to Ross O’Quinn for $1080 mortgage due 01‑Jan‑1839.

 

[Spring/Summer 1838 Jimerson and Martha Ann reconciled, perhaps because John Wesley near death.]

 

15‑Sep‑1838 “Jimison Liddell” finally recorded patent #1232 from 1833 (77.06 acres.)

 

Sep‑1838 Martha Ann pregnant (age 23.)

 

02‑Oct‑1838 John Wesley died, age 1 year + 5 days.

 

19‑Jan‑1839 Jimerson did not pay Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick orders atty Wilcox to sell security for $5078.75 debt. [Note 50c difference from 13‑Feb‑1838.  Probably a typo.]

 

11‑Feb‑1839 Public auction scheduled at [Jimerson’s] house on the property. Outcome not known, but likely Jimerson lost his new house and land. Ned, Nancy, and Nancy’s unnamed child seem to have been sold, while Sarah and her child George were not.

 

From this point Jimerson seems to have sold only 3 slaves (all high value) Africa, John, and young man Nicholas.

 

03‑Jun‑1839 Cornelia Ann Liddell born.

 

Probably named for Jimerson’s sister and wife.

 

01‑Jun‑1840 “Jemison Lyddle” Federal Census

wm 30‑40 (b. 1800‑1810) [Jimerson b. 1800]

wf 0‑5 (b. 1835‑1840) [Cornelia Ann b. 1839, d. 17‑Aug‑1840]

wf 20‑30 (b. 1810‑1820) [Martha Ann b. 1815]

slave bm 0‑10 [Sarah’s child George age 5]

slave bm 0‑10 [Nicholas 7]

slave bm 25‑35 [John 26]

slave bm 35‑55 [possibly Joe 28]

slave bm 35‑55 [Africa 33]

slave bm 35‑55 [Bill 48]

slave bm 55‑100 [unknown old man]

slave bf 10‑25 [Sarah 21]

slave bf 35‑55 [Charlotte 48]

7 agriculture [all 7 adult slaves]

1 manufacture or trade [Jimerson?]

 

Jun‑1840 Martha Ann pregnant (age 25.)

 

17‑Aug‑1840 Cornelia Ann died, age 14 months.

 

1841 “Jemison Lyddle” MS state census

 

27‑Mar‑1841 Jimerson Watson Liddell born.

 

Named for (Jimerson or James or Martha Ann’s father) and unknown.

 

Mar‑1842 Martha Ann pregnant (age 26.)

 

06‑Nov‑1842 “Jimeson Liddell” set up Due Trust to protect his house and land against creditors. If debts unpaid after 01‑Jun‑1843, self-propelled property to be sold at public auction. Trustee atty Thomas A. Stuart.

 

Jimerson’s debts $3183 (perhaps $320,000 in 2002)

about $300 plus interest to Commercial Bank of Rodney

about $183 plus interest to John A. Watkins [cotton agent]

about $100 to Edward Fitzpatrick of VA

$100 to Sanders A. Rice of Natchez, plus another $1000 on unspecified condition

$1500 plus interest to Union Bank of MS with sureties Thomas A. Stuart, Champ Terry, Hiram Baldwin

 

Property, all currently on Jimerson’s plantation:

Africa age 35

John 28
Sarah 23, her children George 7 and John 18 months

Joe 30

Bill 50

Charlotte 50

Nicholas 9

four grown mules

two horses

one mare and colt

thirty head of cattle

 

No further record of Africa, John, and Nicholas; likely they were sold. Old Bill, Joe, Sarah and her children were present in 1856.

 

14‑Dec‑1842 Cicero Jefferson Liddell born

 

Named for Jimerson’s former neighbor. (See 31-Dec-1832.)

 

08‑Feb‑1843 “Jameson Liddell” and Martha Ann sold 77.06 acres, probably patent #1232, to George Wood for $400. ($5.19 per acre, avg)

 

Mar‑1844 Martha Ann pregnant (age 28.)

 

15‑Jul‑1844 Jimerson Watson died, age 3 years 4 months.

 

05‑Dec‑1844 Gustavus Jimmerson Liddell born.

 

Probably named for Jimerson’s lawyer-friend Gustavus Wilcox and either (Jimerson or James or Martha Ann’s father.)

 

1845 “Jemison Lyddle” MS state census

 

Mar‑1846 Martha Ann pregnant (age 30.)

 

04‑Dec‑1846 Americus V. Liddell born.

 

Named for supposed discoverer of America.  Middle name spelling uncertain.

 

Jan‑1848 Martha Ann pregnant (age 32.)

 

04‑Oct‑1848 Romulus Remus Liddell born.

 

Named for mythical founders of Rome.

 

Feb‑1850 Martha Ann pregnant (age 34.)

 

05‑Aug‑1850 Federal Census (official date 01‑Jun)

“Jemmerson Liddle” age 50 planter $3000 real property [20+ slaves, 750 acres @ $4]

Martha 40 [Martha Ann 34 in Jun, 35 in Aug]

C. J. 8 [Cicero Jefferson 7]

G. 6 [Gustavus Jimmerson 5]

A. 4 [Americus V. 3]

R. 2 [Romulus Remus 1]

no slaves listed, probably counted under overseer J. R. Comfort

 

04‑Nov‑1850 Cornelia Adelaide Liddell born.

 

Named for Jimerson’s sister and unknown.

 

01‑Sep‑1851 “Jimerson Liddell” received patent #6887 to 73 acres Federal land.

 

Nov‑1852 Martha Ann pregnant (age 37.)

 

1853 “Jamison Liddell” MS state census.

 

22‑Jul‑1853 William D. Liddell born.

 

Named for unknown and possibly Greek orator Demosthenes.  Middle name spelling uncertain.

 

15‑Apr‑1854 “Jemieson Liddle” bought [100+ acres] from Hannah Sims for $600.

 

11‑Aug‑1856 Jimerson Liddell died [in gin accident.]

Survived by Martha Ann Baldridge-Liddell age 41

Cicero Jefferson 13

Gustavus Jimmerson 11

Americus V. 9

Romulus Remus 7

Cornelia Adelaide 5

William D. 3

 

Research question:  Jefferson newspaper soon after that date.

 

Jimerson’s estate 1856 after widow’s dower (30+ acres and house) set off  for Martha Ann.

30 slaves

$23275

78 %

10 mules $115 per head

1 ox wagon $40

3 yoke of oxen $120

1310

4 %

731 acres @ 7.00

5117

18 %

Total estate

$29702

 


 

The evidence is consistent with the theories:

 

1. James did not study and annotate his Bible, nor did he take good care of it.  That suggests Rebecca as the driving spirit in religious matters.

 

2. RJ died between 1794 and 1797, and grief casued Rebecca to abandon the official Anglican church for another worship style.  Symbolic of her distress, Rebecca removed RJ’s inscription page from the Bible.

 

3. Rebecca died 1800 or 1801 soon after Jimerson’s birth.  Probably Jimerson did not know his mother, instead raised by sister CV.  He named both daughters after her.

 

4. James and EG died during or after the War of 1812-1814.  Jimerson and maybe CV moved to the three-rivers port of Pittsburgh before 1820.  CV died before 1828.

 

5. Possibly Jimerson married and started a family in Pittsburgh.  Young people on the American frontier tended to marry early, 17-23 for men and 15-21 for women, for a variety of reasons and causes.  Jimerson age 20 was right in the middle.  If so, his PA family died 1820-1825 and he waited 10 or 15 years to remarry, not unusual in a culture that celebrated grief.  However, a never-married single man-of-means age 36 was an oddity.  The Biblical injunction to Multiply was not taken lightly in Protestant America.

 

6. Perhaps grief-stricken, Jimerson sold his property and hopped on the boat to Natchez.  Lifetime farmers tend to migrate east and west; same latitude, same growing season, same crops if rain and soil permit.  Jimerson moved the opposite way, about as far south as possible in the U.S. (Florida was not a state for another 20 years.)  Jimerson arrived in Jefferson MS with at least $1200 in gold, enough hard cash to buy a small farm.

 

7. Jimerson came to MS as an orphan.  Courthouse documents suggest Jimerson never left MS for any lengthy period after 1832.  No family followed him to settle in MS.  His sons later believed him born in Scotland, probably a transference from James.  No mention of siblings or family in Jimerson’s own Bible.  He named his sons after MS friends and classical figures, but he named both his daughters Cornelia, most likely after his older sister.

 

8. Jimerson overextended himself financially by 1838, essentially speculating on high cotton futures.  The Panic of 1837 and resultant cotton crash set him back severely, and he may have lost his home to creditors.

 

9. After 1838 Jimerson settled down to the steady life of a planter.  The typical planter farmed his own land, bought slaves (not land) whenever possible, and rented his excess slaves for seasonal labor.  Long-term capital growth came primarily from natural increase, children born into perpetual slavery.  When Jimerson died in 1856 slaves accounted for 78% of his estate.  At a bare minimum, four-fifths of the family’s accumulated capital vanished with the Confederacy in 1865.

 

Liddell-Brown “Negro” slaves.

 

Jefferson County MS slave records relating to

Jimerson Liddell (1800-1856)

Thomas Calliham Brown (1800-1873)

 

After Jimerson died, his widow married Brown.  As far as is known, when the Liddell slaves were emancipated in 1865 they were assigned the surname of the current head of household, Brown.

 

The Liddell-Brown slaves were everywhere described as dark-skinned “black” not light-skinned “mulatto,” implying a predominantly African bloodline.  Note that slave ages as estimated by white people are notoriously unreliable.

 

07‑May‑1838 Jimerson sold “a Negro boy slave named Sampson aged about twenty years” to Ross O’Quinn for $1080.

 

11‑Feb‑1839 Jimerson couldn’t pay his bills, so the court auctioned his property.  Apparently sold, Nancy age 18 and her infant.  Probably not sold, Ned age 35.  Certainly not sold, Sarah 16 and her child George 1.

 

01‑Jun‑1840 Decennial Federal Census

“Jemison Lyddle” 9 slaves; 5 men, 2 women, 2 children

slave bm 0‑10 [Sarah’s child George age 2]

slave bm 0‑10 [Nicholas 7]

slave bm 25‑35 [John 26]

slave bm 35‑55 [Ned 36]

slave bm 35‑55 [Africa 35]

slave bm 35‑55 [Bill 48]

slave bm 55‑100 [unknown old man]

slave bf 10‑25 [Sarah 20]

slave bf 35‑55 [Charlotte 48]

All 7 adult slaves worked in agriculture.

 

06‑Nov‑1842 Jimerson named his slaves in a “Due Trust” document.

Africa age 35

John 28
Sarah 23, her children George 7 and John 18 months

Joe 30 [Sarah’s spouse]

Bill 50

Charlotte 50

Nicholas 9

 

1850 Census.  Liddell slaves counted with many others under overseer J. R. Comfort, probably to deliberately disguise ownership.

 

11‑Aug‑1856 Jimerson died intestate.  His executor, Brown, accounted to the court for the slaves about 1858, about 1860, and in late July 1862.

 

1860 Census.  Liddell slaves counted with Brown’s.  Brown age 60 got the age of every (!) white person in his household wrong except his own, and erred on names and sexes of several.  Not surprisingly, the unnamed slaves’ ages and sexes don’t match either.

 

The columns are:

Name - First name.

Family - Spouse and children, if known.

Description - Brown’s description ca. 1858.

Age 1862 - Brown’s guess as of 06-Jul-1862.

Value - Estimated sale price ca. 1858.

 

Name

Family

Description

Age 1862

Value

Notes

Sarah

1.

woman

50

650

S

Joe

1. Sarah’s spouse

man

60

600

J

George

1. Sarah’s child,

Susan’s spouse

man

22

1000

G

Susan

1. George’s spouse

woman

20

1200

 

John

1. Sarah’s child

man

20

1300

 

Aaron

1. Sarah’s child

man

15

1000

 

Caroline

2.

woman

40

1200

 

William

2. Caroline’s spouse

man

55

1000

 

Frank

2. Caroline’s child

boy

12

700

 

Henry

2. Caroline’s child

boy

10

600

 

Martha

2. Caroline’s child

girl

8

500

 

Lucy

3.

woman

40

1200

L

Philip

3. Lucy’s spouse

man

58

900

 

Bob

3. Lucy’s child

child

6

200

 

Amanda

3. Lucy’s child

child

d. 1859

125

A

Mariah

4.

woman

45

1000

M

Killis

4. Mariah’s spouse

old man

d. 1862

100

K

Jane

5.

woman

20

1250

 

Alfred/Alford

5. Jane’s spouse

man

24

1400

 

Mary

6.

woman

15

1000

 

Moses

6. Mary’s spouse

man

18

1250

 

Bill

 

old man

[60+]

50

B

Tony/Toney

 

man

d. 1860

500

T

Melinda/Malinda

 

woman

40

1200

 

Martin

 

man

20

1300

 

Isaac

 

[boy]

12

650

 

Charles

 

[boy]

10

550

 

Claiborne

 

crippled boy

8

300

 

Betsey/Betty

 

[girl]

6

300

 

Spencer

 

[boy]

[5]

250

 

 

 

Notes

 

 

A

Amanda

“suckling child of Lucy” died 14-Sep-1859

B

Bill

“old & an expense” ca. 1860

G

George

Went off to war with Pvt. G. J. “Jim” Liddell age 18 of Capt Abbay’s Co. K 1st Miss. Lt. Arty. 01-Sep-1862.  When Jim killed in action near Port Hudson 24-May-1863, George brought the body home for burial.

J

Joe

“old & crippled” ca. 1860, “blind” 06-Jul-1862

K

Killis

“old & crippled” ca. 1860, “found dead” 06-May-1862

M

Mariah

“with 5 children - old” ca. 1860

S

Sarah

“old & feeble” ca. 1860

T

Tony

“died suddenly from disease of the heart” 17-Jul-1860

 

The 1870 Federal Census, the first to include all residents by name, lists a number “black” Browns in Jefferson County MS.  These names seem to include several of the former Liddell slaves, and further research is indicated.

 

Submitted by Bruce D. Liddell, BDLiddell@yahoo.com

Copyright 2003 by Bruce D. Liddell, BDLiddell@yahoo.com

 
 

Liddell Family Tree

Genealogy for Bruce Delos Liddell

 

Primary sources

[JL1]    James Liddell Bible owned by W. Kirk Liddell

[JL2]    Jimerson Liddell Bible

[BC]    birth certificate

[MC]    marriage certificate

[DC]    death certificate

[MIL]    military service records

[USC]    U.S. Federal Census

[XXC]    State XX census

[TRI]    Trinity Church NYC

[CFL]    Charles Finley Liddell “Kith and Kin”

 

Secondary sources

[gp]    “Gene Pool” records

[o]    newspaper obituary

[msm]    "Record of Martha Stampley Marvina”

[br]    The Baptist Record 02-Mar-1967

[tc]    Internet notes of Tom Curtis <olddeadkin@attbi.com> (same sources as msm)

[blt]    ditto Barbara Liddell Thornhill <bthornhill@mail.tec.tn.us>

[jsw]    ditto Julie S. Winn <julie_winn@hotmail.com>

[dmc]    ditto Dale Courtney <dmcourtn@moscow.com>

[f]    family notes

 

Bruce D. Liddell

828 Rockford Lane

Birmingham AL 35209-3143

Voice mail 205/ 945-1681

Email BDLiddell@yahoo.com


 

Generation 1

ROMULUS REMUS LIDDELL II = DOROTHY THERESA LASSETER

Parents of BRUCE DELOS, TERESA LORRAINE, AMY KATHLEEN LIDDELL

 

ROMULUS REMUS LIDDELL II

b. 02-May-1925 Fairfield, Jefferson AL [BC]

fl. 04-Apr-1930 resident 518-42nd St, Fairfield, Jefferson AL [USC]

fl. ca. 1955-1958 owner Berry Road, Jefferson AL

fl. 1958-1968 owner 449 Zinnia Lane, Birmingham, Jefferson AL

fl. 1968-1987 owner 5045 Clay Road, Trussville, Jefferson AL

fl. 1987-1989 resident Hampstead Drive, Birmingham, Jefferson AL

d. 10-Jan-1989 Birmingham, Jefferson AL from chronic kidney failure [DC]

 

m. 27-Aug-1946 [MC]

 

DOROTHY THERESA LASSETER

b. 02-May-1926 [BC]

 

    1. Bruce Delos Liddell

 

    2. Teresa Lorraine Liddell

 

    3. Amy Kathleen Liddell

     

 

no other issue

 


 

Generation 2

PERCY DELOS LIDDELL = MARION EVELYN REED

Parents of ROMULUS REMUS LIDDELL II

 

PERCY DELOS LIDDELL

b. 18-May-1897 [BC]

fl. 01-Jun-1900 Fayette MS schoolboy [USC]

fl. 16-Apr-1910 #18 Main St. Fayette, Jefferson MS schoolboy [USC]

fl. 05-Jun-1918 registered for draft with all others born 1897

fl. 17-Jul-1918 enlisted USMC Paris Island SC [MIL]

fl. 28-Feb-1919 discharged USMC Key West FL [MIL]

fl. ca. 1925-1969 owner 518-42nd St, Fairfield, Jefferson AL

hh. 04-Apr-1930 same address, pharmacist, house value $5000 [USC]

fl. 1969-1970 resident 5045 Clay Road, Trussville, Jefferson AL

d. 20-Feb-1970 Fairfield, Jefferson AL of heart failure [DC]

 

Possibly named after Dr. J. Rowan Percey (age 23, 1860 USC Jefferson MS)

 

"Mr. P.D." LLB in law, PHD in pharmacy from Tulane. Chief Pharmacist at TCI Hospital under Dr. Lloyd Noland.

 

m. 05-Aug-1917 eloped to Vidalia LA, across the bridge from Natchez [MC]

 

MARION EVELYN REED

b. 22-Feb-1900 Lawrence IN [BC]

fl. ca. 1925-1969 resident 518-42nd St, Fairfield, Jefferson AL

fl. 04-Apr-1930 same address [USC]

fl. 1969-1970 resident 5045 Clay Road, Trussville, Jefferson AL

d. 16-Apr-1994 Birmingham, Jefferson AL of head trauma from accidental fall [DC]

 

    1. ROMULUS REMUS LIDDELL II

        b. 02-May-1925 [BC]

        d. 10-Jan-1989 [DC]


 

Generation 3

ROMULUS REMUS LIDDELL = DELIA KERWAN

Parents of PERCY DELOS LIDDELL

 

ROMULUS REMUS LIDDELL

b. 04-Oct-1848 Jefferson MS [JL2]

fl. 05-Aug-1850 “R.” Fayette Jefferson MS [USC]

fl. 28-Aug-1860 Fayette Jefferson MS [USC]

fl. 21-Jul-1870 Fayette MS clerk, boarding with Thomas Devenport merchant [USC]

fl. 04-Jun-1880 “R.R.” Fayette MS

    clerk in store, boarding with Thomas Devenport grocer [USC]

fl. ca. 1880 bought store from Devenport [f]

hh. 01-Jun-1900 “R.R.” Fayette MS merchant, Own Free House [USC]

hh. 16-Apr-1910 “Romulus” #18 Main St. Fayette, Jefferson MS

    merchant general store O-F-H [USC]

hh. 06-Jan-1920 “R.R.” #83 Magnolia St. Fayette, Jefferson MS

    merchant O-F-H, next door neighbor Clara O. Reed [USC]

d. 22-Mar-1935 at home Fayette MS [DC]

 

Prominent citizen, store owner, V.P. of the bank, treasurer of Methodist Church, education proponent. County schools were suspended the day of his funeral, and the Negro high school was later named for him.

 

m. 24-Oct-1880 Fayette MS [o]

 

DELIA KERWAN

b. 22-Jan-1859 LA [o]

fl. 06-Jul-1860 “Adelaide Corwin” Baton Rouge LA [USC]

fl. 21-Jul-1870 “Kirwan” Fayette MS boarding with Thomas Devenport merchant [USC]

fl. 04-Jun-1880 “Delia Kerwan” Fayette MS boarding with Thomas Devenport grocer [USC]

fl. 01-Jun-1900 Fayette MS 7 children, 5 living [USC]

d. 18-Mar-1907 Fayette MS [o]

 

Father born U.S. [USC 1870] or LA [USC 1880] or Ireland [USC 1900]

Mother born foreign [USC 1870] or LA [USC 1880] or Ireland [USC 1900]

 

    1. Romulus Thomas Liddell

        b. 18-Aug-1881 [o]

        fl. 01-Jun-1900 “Romulus T.” Fayette MS schoolboy [USC]

        m. 25-Dec-1906 Lula Mae Whitney no issue (b. 05-Feb-1885 d. 26-May-1963) [o]

        fl. 16-Apr-1910 “Romulus” #10 Main St. Fayette, Jefferson MS

                salesman general store boarding with mother-in-law Helen Whitney [USC]

        fl. 06-Jan-1920 “R.R. Jr.” #83 Magnolia St. Fayette, Jefferson MS

                merchant boarding with father [USC]

        d. 26-Apr-1965 Vicksburg MS [o]

 

"Uncle Rommie" inherited the Liddell Store in Fayette. Prominent citizen, bank director, city council.

 

    2. Charles Jamison Liddell

        b. 25-Nov-1882

        d. 30-Jan-1883

 

    3. Tully Joseph Liddell

Named for attending physician Dr. Tully and birth on St. Joseph's Day

        b. 19-Mar-1886 Fayette MS

        fl. 01-Jun-1900 Fayette MS schoolboy [USC]

        fl. 16-Apr-1910 #18 Main St. Fayette, Jefferson MS no occ. [USC]

        fl. 1911 Tulane MD. Career as U.S. Public Health Service officer

        m.1. Louise Jordan b. 1892 AL no issue [USC]

        fl. 20-Jan-1920 doctor U.S. Govt, head of Ft. Morgan Quarantine Sta., Baldwin AL [USC]

        m.2. 04-Nov-1922 Frances Mingo "Bobbye" Nichols

            1. Jerry Alyce

            2. Shirley Mae

            3. Lois Frances

            4. Rommie Jean

            5. Tully Joseph jr.

        d. 22-Dec-1937 Chicago IL of heart attack

        bur. 26-Dec-1935 Arlington VA

 

    4. Ray Vincent Liddell

        b. 16-Sep-1887

        fl. 01-Jun-1900 Fayette MS schoolboy [USC]

        d. 17-Dec-1906

        Family legend: Ray was courting a girl in December, caught pneumonia

 

    5. Angus McNair “Gussie" Liddell

        b. 15-Jul-1890

        fl. 01-Jun-1900 Fayette MS schoolboy [USC]

        fl. 16-Apr-1910 #18 Main St. Fayette, Jefferson MS salesman general store [USC]

        m. Emma Stephens b. 1892 MS [USC]

            1. Delia Ray Liddell b.-Oct-1918 [USC]

            no other issue

        fl. 21-Jan-1920 Woodville, Wilkinson MS dentist [USC]

        d. 28-Sep-1938 at home in Shaw MS of heart attack [o]

 

    6. [unknown]

        b. ca. 1894 d. infancy [suggested by birth spacing and USC 1900]

 

    7. PERCY DELOS LIDDELL

        b. 17-May-1897 [BC]

        d. 20-Feb-1970 [DC]

 


 

Generation 4

JIMERSON (JAMES JR.) LIDDELL = MARTHA ANN BALDRIDGE

Parents of ROMULUS REMUS LIDDELL

 

JIMERSON (JAMES JR.) LIDDELL

b. 18-Apr-1800 NYC [JL1,JL2]

hh. 07-Aug-1820 Pittsburgh PA [USC]

 

fl. 1828-1856 Jefferson MS

fl. 21-Mar-1828 bought land MS [Deed]

fl. 01-Aug-1833 “Jemerson Liddell” bought public land [MS Land]

fl. 1836 “Jamison Liddle” [MS Marriages]

hh. 1840 “Jemison Lyddle” 9 slaves [USC]

hh. 1841 “Jemison Lyddle” [MSC]

hh. 1845 :Jemison Lyddle” [MSC]

hh. 05-Aug-1850 “Jimmon/Jemmerson Liddle” planter $3000 [USC]

(1850 USC no slaves listed, probably counted under overseer J. R. Comfort)

fl. 01-Sep-1851 “Jimerson Liddell” bought public land [MS Land]

hh. 1853 “Jamison Liddell” Jefferson MS [MSC]

 

d. 11-Aug-1856 Jefferson MS [JL2]

Family legend: died in cotton gin accident.

 

m. 26-Sep-1836 by Jno. C. Johnson [JL2]

 

MARTHA ANN BALDRIDGE

b. 15-Jun-1815 [JL2] Jefferson MS [jsw]

fl. 05-Aug-1850 Fayette Jefferson MS [USC]

fl. 28-Aug-1860 Fayette Jefferson MS [USC]

fl. 08-Aug-1870 Fayette Jefferson MS [USC]

d. 29-Jan-1891 [JL2] or 12-Jan-1891 Jefferson MS [jsw]

 

    1. John Wesley Liddell

        b. 27-Sep-1837 [JL2]

        d. 02-Oct-1838 [JL2]

 

    2. Cornelia Ann Liddell

        b. 03-Jun-1839 [JL2]

        d. 17-Aug-1840 [JL2]

 

    3. Jimerson Watson Liddell

        b. 27-Mar-1841 [JL2]

        d. 15-Jul-1844 [JL2]

 

    4. Cicero Jefferson Liddell

        b. 14-Dec-1842 [JL2]

        fl. 05-Aug-1850 Fayette Jefferson MS [USC]

        fl. 12-Sep-1859 to 29-May-1860 cadet at Nashville University

        fl. 28-Aug-1860 Fayette Jefferson MS [USC]

        fl. 28-May-1861 Fayette MS enlisted 19th MS Inf. [MIL]

        fl. 27-Jun-1862 wounded in Battle of Gaines' Mill VA, later discharged [MIL]

        m. 19-Nov-1862 Olive Irene Hackler (b. 11-Feb-1845 d. 09-Nov-1925) [JL2]

            1. William Jamison Liddell b. 20-Aug-1863 d. 1955 [CFL, called “Durwood” in JL2]

            2. Lou Anna Liddell b. 17-Mar-1865 d. 14-Jul-1955 [JL2]

            3. Durwood Oui Liddell wm b. 1869 d. 1911 typhoid fever? [CFL]

            4. Lena Rivers Liddell b. 1872 d. 1910 typhoid fever? [CFL]

        hh. 09-Aug-1870 Fayette Jefferson MS farmer [USC]

        fl. 1925 Ft. Worth TX moved to son’s house after Olive’s death [CFL]

        d. 10-Mar-1927 Ft. Worth TX [CFL]

        bur. Jefferson MS beside Olive [CFL]

 

    5. Gustavus Jimmerson Liddell

        b. 05-Dec-1844 [JL2]

        fl. 05-Aug-1850 Fayette Jefferson MS [USC]

        fl. 28-Aug-1860 Fayette Jefferson MS [USC]

        fl. 07-May-1862 Fayette enlisted 1st MS Light Artillery [MIL]

        d. 24-May-1863 Plains Store LA killed in action [MIL, JL2]

 

    6. Americus V. Liddell

        b. 04-Dec-1846 [JL2]

        fl. 05-Aug-1850 Fayette Jefferson MS [USC]

        fl. 28-Aug-1860 Fayette Jefferson MS [USC]

        m. 12-May-1870 Jane Massingill at Hazelhurst MS [JL2]

        hh. 08-Aug-1870 Fayette Jefferson MS farmer [USC]

        fl. 1890 Jefferson MS [MS Confederate Veterans Schedule]

            1. Lela d. young [blt]

            2. Ida d. young [blt]

            3. Clara Liddell Mabry no issue [blt]

            4. Americus Jr. last heard of in Canada [blt] not found in Canadian census 1870-1930.

 

    7. ROMULUS REMUS LIDDELL

        b. 04-Oct-1848 [JL2]

        d. 22-Mar-1935 [DC]

 

    8. Cornelia Adelaide Liddell

        b. 04-Nov-1850 [JL2]

        fl. 28-Aug-1860 Fayette Jefferson MS [USC]

        fl. 08-Aug-1870 Fayette Jefferson MS [USC]

        Family legend: elderly old maid.

 

    9. William Demethius Liddell

        Middle name spelling uncertain, possibly Demosthenes.

        b. 22-Jul-1853 [JL2]

        fl. 28-Aug-1860 Fayette Jefferson MS [USC]

        fl. 08-Aug-1870 Fayette Jefferson MS [USC]

        m. Olive Scott 21-Apr-1875 (b. 02-Apr-1858 d. 02-Jun-1936) [tc]

            1. William Ernest Liddell b. 15-May-1877 d. 1945 [tc]

            2. Charles Wesley Liddell b. 03-Feb-1881 [tc]

            3. Addie Cynthia Liddell b. 07-Oct-1882 [tc]

            4. Maude Liddell b. 26-Aug-1884 [tc]

            5. Annie Olive Liddell b. 27-Mar-1886 [tc]

            6. Walter Byron Liddell b. 04-Feb-1896 d. 27-Nov-1980 [tc]

        d. 13-Aug-1943 Jefferson MS [blt]

 

 

(MARTHA ANN BALDRIDGE)

m.2. 17-Apr-1858

Thomas Calliham Brown medical doctor and Methodist minister

b. 26-Apr-1800 GA

hh. 28-Aug-1860 planter, real/personal $18,000/$30,000, 27 slaves [USC]

hh. 08-Aug-1870 Fayette Jefferson MS farmer [USC]

d. 25-May-1873 Jefferson MS [JL2]

    1. Thomas Calliham Brown jr. (b. 26-Jan-1859, d. 29-Jun-1859) [JL2]

No other issue.


 

Generation 4

JOSEPH CORWIN = ELIZA

Parents of ADELAIDE CORWIN (DELIA KERWIN)

 

JOSEPH CORWIN

b. ca. 1804 Poland [USC]

hh. 06-Jul-1860 Baton Rouge LA bookkeeper [USC]

 

Family emigrated from France to U.S. 1847-1852.

 

m. in France

 

ELIZA

b. ca. 1817 France [USC]

fl. 06-Jul-1860 Baton Rouge LA [USC]

 

    1. Elizabeth Corwin

        b. ca. 1842 France [USC]

        fl. 06-Jul-1860 Baton Rouge LA [USC]

 

    2. Sopha (Josephine? Sophronia?) Corwin

        b. ca. 1847 France [USC]

        fl. 06-Jul-1860 Baton Rouge LA [USC]

 

    3. Theno Corwin (male)

        b. ca. 1852 LA [USC]

        fl. 06-Jul-1860 Baton Rouge LA [USC]

 

    4. ADELAIDE CORWIN (DELIA KERWIN)

        b. ca. 1859 LA [USC] or 22-Jan-1859 LA

        fl. 06-Jul-1860 Baton Rouge LA [USC]

 


 

Generation 5

JAMES LIDDELL = REBECCA VERPLANCK

Parents of JIMERSON (JAMES JR.) LIDDELL

 

JAMES LIDDELL

b. ca. 1766 UK (1765-1775 [USC]) suggested by Bible at age 21

fl. 08-Jan-1788 London [JL1]

hh. 1790 NYC Out Ward [USC]

fl. 16-May-1799 NYC accountant, witness will [Wills]

hh. 1800 NYC 5th Ward [USC]

hh. 1810 “James Luddle” Plattsburg Twp., Clinton NY [USC]

d. ca. 1815 (1810-1820)

 

m. ca. 1790

 

REBECCA VERPLANCK

b. 1768-1775, (1755-1775 [USC]) suggested by marriage at age 15-21

fl. 16-May-1799 NYC witness will [Wills]

d. ca. 1802 (1800-1810)

 

    1. Robert John Liddell

        b. 05-Aug-1792 [TRI]

        bap. 26-Mar-1794 NYC [TRI]

        d. before 1797 [suggested by omission from JL1]

 

    2. Cornelia Verplanck Liddell

        bap. 26-Mar-1794 NYC [TRI date error]

        b. 29-May-1794 NYC [JL1,TRI]

        fl. 1797 [suggested by inclusion in JL1]

        d. 1810-1820?

 

    3. Ebenezer George Liddell

        b. 25-Mar-1797 NYC [JL1]

        bap. Jun-1797 NYC [JL1]

        d. 1810-1820?

 

    4. JIMERSON (JAMES JR.) LIDDELL

        b. 18- Apr-1800 NYC [JL1,JL2]

        d. 11-Aug-1856 Jefferson MS [JL2]

 


 

Generation 5

JAMES BALDRIDGE = MARY “POLLY” STAMPLEY

Parents of MARTHA ANN BALDRIDGE

 

JAMES BALDRIDGE

b. 14-Jul-1782 [JL2] Orange NC

fl. 1802-03 came to Jefferson MS from Orange NC with 4 brothers and 5 sisters

fl. 1802 Petitioners List MS [MSC]

hh. 1810 Jefferson MS [MSC]

hh. 1830 Jefferson MS [USC]

d. 27-Nov-1831 [JL2]

 

m. 12-Jun-1805 [JL2]

 

MARY "POLLY" STAMPLEY

b. 06-Feb-1791 [JL2] Natchez District MS [tc]

d. 08-Jan-1838 [JL2]

 

    1. John Stampley Baldridge

        b. 01-May-1806 [JL2]

        m. 30-Dec-1838 Louminda/Laminda A. Orr [JL2] (b. ca. 1816) [USC]

        hh. 1840 Jefferson MS [USC]

        hh. 1841 Jefferson MS [MSC]

        hh. 1845 Jefferson MS [MSC]

        hh. 1850 Jefferson MS [USC]

        hh. 1860 planter $660/$970 [USC]

        hh. 1870 farmer $557/$1000 [USC]

                1. James W. Baldridge b. ca. 1840 MS [USC]

                2. William P. Baldridge b. ca. 1841-42 MS [USC]

                3. Mary Elizabeth Baldridge b. ca. 1844 MS [USC]

                4. Sarah J. Baldridge b. ca. 1846 MS [USC]

                5. John S. jr. Baldridge b. ca. 1847-48 MS [USC]

                6. Emily A. Baldridge b. ca. 1849-50 MS [USC]

                7. W. C. wm Baldridge b. ca. 1854 MS [USC]

                8. Lucy A. Baldridge b. ca. 1856 MS [USC]

                9. Tennessee D. wf Baldridge b. ca. 1860 MS [USC]

 

    2. Malcomb Baldridge

        b. 23-Sep-1809 [JL2]

        d. Sep-1814 [JL2]

 

    3. Emily S. Baldridge

        b. 20-Sep-1811 [JL2] or 1810 [tc]

        m. 22-Oct-1829 Barniba Cross [JL2]

        fl. ca. 1859 [suggested by no death date in JL2]

 

    4. Elizabeth M. Baldridge

        b. 17-Jan-1813 [JL2]

        fl. 1859 not married [suggested by no death or marriage date in JL2]

 

    5. MARTHA ANN BALDRIDGE

        b. 15-Jun-1815 or 19-Jun-1815 [JL2]

        d. 29-Jan-1891 [JL2]

 

    6. William F. Baldridge

        b. 21-Feb-1817 [JL2]

        m. 27-Jun-1847 Angelina Clark in Hinds MS [MS Marriages] (b. 1830 or 1836) [USC]

            1. Martha Baldridge b. 1854 [USC]

            2. Thadius Baldridge b. 1855 [USC]

            3. Letitia Baldridge b. 1858 [USC]

        fl. 1860 Franklin (MS?) [msm]

 

    7. Daniel J. Baldridge

        b. 13-Dec-1818 [JL2]

        hh. 1840 Hinds MS [USC]

        hh. 1841 Hinds MS [MSC]

        hh. 1845 Hinds MS [MSC]

        m. 27-Dec-1846 Sarah Ann Moore [MS Marriages]

            1. Olivia A. [msm]

            2. John J. [msm]

            3. Udora A. [msm]

            4. Mary Y. [msm]

        d. 01-Nov-1867 at residence of T.C. Brown [JL2]

 

    8. Hersilla S. Baldridge [USC 1850 “Hercilla”]

        b. 05-Mar-1821 [JL2]

        m. 11-Oct 1848 John M. Simmons in Claiborne MS [MS Marriages]

        fl. 1850 Claiborne MS [USC]

        fl. 1859 [suggested by no death date in JL2]

 

    9. Pheby/Phoebe Baldridge

        b. 31-Dec-1822 [JL2]

        d. 11-Sep-1824 [JL2]

 

    10. Samuel C. Baldridge

        b. 25-Dec-1824 [JL2]

        fl. 1860 Jefferson MS teamster, boarding [USC]

        d. 06-May-1865 Lauderdale Springs MS Hospital of scarlet fever [JL2]

 

    11. Absalom M. Baldridge

        b. 31-Oct-1827 [JL2]

        d. 15-Oct-1830 [JL2]

 

    12. Mary Jane Baldridge

        b. 11-May-1830 [JL2]

        m. William W. Osborn 19-Dec-1849 [JL2]

            1. John d. 28-May-1864 [JL2]

        fl. 1859 [suggested by no death date in JL2]

 


 

Generations 6 and 7  speculation

ROBERT LIDDELL

Grandparents of JAMES LIDDELL

JOHN LIDDELL

Parents of JAMES LIDDELL

 

ROBERT LIDDELL

m.

[unknown]

 

    1. JOHN LIDDELL

        m.

        [unknown]

 

            1. JAMES LIDDELL

                b. ca. 1767 UK

                d. ca. 1815 NY

 

            2. Robert Liddell

                b. before 1779 UK

                m. 30-Nov-1794 Elizabeth Scurfield (b. 1773) in Monk Hesledon, Durham England

                    1. George Liddell b. after 1794, d. young

                    2. Robert Liddell b. after 1794, d. 1856

                    3. Anne Liddell b. after 1794, d. 1807

 


 

Generation 6

VERPLANCK

Parents of REBECCA VERPLANCK

 

VERPLANCK

b. before 1760, probably before 1748

 

m.

 

CORNELIA

b. before 1760, probably before 1753

 

    1. REBECCA VERPLANCK

        b. ca. 1768-1775 NY

        d. ca. 1802 NY
Generation 6

BALDRIDGE

Parents of JAMES BALDRIDGE

 

BALDRIDGE

b. before 1757

d. 1802

 

m.

 

[unknown]

d. 1802

 

    1.  Jane Baldridge

        b. 1777? Orange NC

        m. 13‑Dec-1821 John J. Robertson

 

    2. Francis Baldridge

        b. ca. 1778 Orange NC

        fl. 05-Sep-1802 witnessed will in Jefferson MS [MS Wills]

        fl. 1802 came to Jefferson MS from Orange NC

        fl. 1802 Petitioners List MS [MSC]

        fl. 1812 War, Private, Batt'n 7 Regt (Perkin's) MS Militia [MIL]

        fl. 1812 War, Private, Lieut. Col. Nixon's Regt MS Militia [MIL]

        d. 1830-1840 Jefferson MS

 

    3. John T. Baldridge

        b. ca. 1780 Orange NC [USC]

        fl. 1802 came to Jefferson MS from Orange NC

        fl. 1802 Petitioners List MS [MSC]

        fl. 1812 War, Private, Lieut. Col. Neilson's Detachment, MS Militia [MIL]

        m. 1803-1805 Nancy Jane Owens (11 children)

                1. Mary "Polly" Baldridge b. 22-Apr-1806 Jefferson MS [dh]

                2. Tabitha Baldridge b. 23-May-1809 Jefferson MS [dh]

                3. James Wesley Sr. Rev. Baldridge b. 18-Mar-1811 Jefferson MS [dh]

                4. Sarah "Sally" Baldridge b. 05-Apr-1813 Jefferson MS [dh]

                5. Jane Baldridge b. 06-May-1815 Jefferson MS [dh]

                6. John T. Jr. Baldridge b. 12-Apr-1817 Jefferson MS [dh]

                7. Thomas Alexander Baldridge b. 10-May-1819 Jefferson MS [dh]

                8. Elizabeth Baldridge b. 22-Mar-1823 Jefferson MS [dh]

                9. Francis Baldridge b. 10-Apr-1824 TN [dh]

                10. William Baldridge b. 23-Dec-1825 [dh]

                11. Jane Addaline Baldridge b. 28-Aug-1829 Jefferson MS [dh]

        m. 01-Jun-1836 Nancy Cheek (9 children) in Yalobusha MS (widow of Stephen Marble)

                12. Calvin W. Baldridge b. 07-Feb-1837 Carroll MS [dh]

                13. Wesley C. Baldridge b. 25-Feb-1839 Carroll MS [dh]

                14. Martha Ann Baldridge b. 04-Feb-1841 Carroll MS [dh]

                15. Ira Byrd Baldridge b. 08-Feb-1843 in Carroll MS [dh]

                16. William Martin Baldridge b. 25-Dec-1844 Carroll MS [dh]

                17. George W. Baldridge b. 07-Feb-1847 Carroll MS [dh]

                18. Benjamin L. Baldridge b. 21-Mar-1849 Carroll MS [dh]

                19. Mary Frances Baldridge b. 21-Mar-1851 Carroll MS [dh]

                20. Elizabeth Baldridge b. 05-Sep-1854 Carroll MS [dh]

        hh. 1850 Carroll MS [USC]

        d. 1854-1860

 

    4. JAMES BALDRIDGE

        b. 14-Jul-1782 [JL2]

        d. 27-Nov-1831 [JL2]

 

    5. Mary Baldridge

        b. ca. 1784 Orange NC [dh]

        fl. 1802 came to Jefferson MS from Orange NC

        d. childhood

 

    6. Deborah Spence Baldridge

        b. 06-Oct-1788 [JeffCoCem] Orange NC

        fl. 1802 came to Jefferson MS from Orange NC

        m. 24-Dec-1807 Jno. C. Johnson in Jefferson MS [MS marriages]

        d.  07-Oct-1885 [JeffCoCem]

 

    7. dau Baldridge

        fl. 1802 came to Jefferson MS from Orange NC

 

    8. Daniel Baldridge

        b. ca. 1797 Orange NC [USC]

        fl. 1802 came to Jefferson MS from Orange NC

        m. 15-Mar-1832 Harriet Atwood (b. 1815) in Madison MS [MS Marriages]

                1. John C. Baldridge b. 1838-39 MS [USC]

                2. James R. Baldridge b. 1841-42 MS [USC]

                3. Thomas A. Baldridge b. 1844-45 MS [USC]

                4. Marion H. “Mary” Baldridge b. 1836-37 MS [USC]

                5. Ferdniane? J.  Baldridge wf  b. ca. Feb-1850 MS d. before 1860 [USC]

                6. F. J. Baldridge wm b. 1843 MS [USC]

                7. F. M. Baldridge wm b. 1843 MS [USC]

        hh. 1840  MS Hinds [USC]

        hh. 1841  MS Hinds [MSC]

        hh. 1845  MS Hinds [MSC]

        hh. 1850  MS Hinds [USC]

        d. 1853-1860 [USC]

 

    9. Sarah Jane “Sally” Baldridge

        b. ca. 1799 Orange NC [dh]

        fl. 1802 came to Jefferson MS from Orange NC

        m. 16-Dec-1828 Edward Foreman in Jefferson MS [MS Marriages]

 

    10. Samuel Baldridge

        b. ca. 1800 Orange NC

        fl. 1802 came to Jefferson MS from Orange NC

        d. childhood

 


 

Generation 6

JOHN STAMPLEY = MARTHA “PHOEBE” CURTIS

Parents of MARY "POLLY" STAMPLEY

 

JOHN STAMPLEY

b. 1750 “John Stauffley” Switzerland [tc]

fl. 1763 moved to America, changed name to Stampley [tc]

fl. 1763-1780 Revolution in VA, George Rogers Clark in OH [msm]

fl. 1780-81 fled to Natchez MS from SC with Richard Curtis Sr. party. [br]

fl. 04-Jun-1785 Spanish land grant Jefferson MS [MS Land]

fl. 20-Jun-1790 Spanish land grant 200 acres, later Fayette MS [msm]

fl. 1792 “Juan Stampley” Villa Gayoso District, Natchez MS [MSC]

fl. 20-Jun-1793 Spanish land grant Jefferson MS [MS Land]

fl. 25-Jan-1794 Spanish land grant Jefferson MS [MS Land]

fl. 27-Oct-1795 living near Fayette MS [msm]

fl. 1797 Spanish land grant, later Duncan Park, Natchez [msm]

fl. 1798 Cole’s Creek MS [br]

fl. 1801 and 1802 president Legistative Council MS Territory [“Dunbar vol I pg 475”.]

    "Little John Stampley, fills the chair amply.”

    Monument at Jefferson College, Washington MS. [msm]

hh. 1805 Jefferson MS [MSC]

hh. 1810 Jefferson MS [MSC]

d. 16-Aug-1823 Jefferson MS [tc]

 

m. 1775 St. David’s Parish, Craven SC [tc]

 

MARTHA "PHOEBE" CURTIS

b. 1757 Half Moon Swamp, Onslow NC [tc]

d. ca.1837 Amite MS [tc]

 

    1. Margaret Stampley

        b. 1778 Jefferson MS [gp] or 1778 Darlington District SC [tc]

        m. 10-Jul-1800 David Hunt in Pickering MS

                (b. 22-Oct-1779 NJ d. 18-May-1861 MS) [msm,dmc]

        d. 1823 [gp]

 

    2. David Noll Stampley

        b. 1782 Jefferson MS [msm,dmc]

        m. Elizabeth Berry [dmc]

                1. David Stampley b. ca. 1810.  [dmc]

                2. Ursula Ann Stampley [dmc]

                    b. 26-Jan-1812 Jefferson MS, d. 06-Aug-1846 Grand Gulf, Claiborne MS [dmc]

                3. Montgomery Berry Stampley b. ca 1815 Jefferson MS [dmc]

                4. Delanson Stampley b. ca. 1820 d. 25-Aug-1846.  [dmc]

                5. Susan Stampley b. ca 1822.  [dmc]

                6. Mary Ann Stampley b. ca 1824.  [dmc]

        d. 11-Mar-1865 [dmc]

 

    2. Sarah Sallie Stampley

        b. 1784 Coles Creek, Amite Co., MS [tc]

        m. ca. 1803 Stephen R. Marble (1778-1859) [msm, misc]

        d. 1841 [gp]

 

    3. Jacob Stampley

        b. 1786 Jefferson MS [gp]

        fl. 1798 Cole’s Creek MS [br]

        hh. 1805 Jefferson MS [MSC]

        hh. 1810 Jefferson MS [MSC]

        fl. 25-Jun-1835 Claiborne MS “nuncupative will” no spouse or kids [msm]

 

    4. John Henry Stampley

        b. 1788 Jefferson MS [gp]

        m. 24-Jan-1822 Susan Knighton in Jefferson MS [msm]

            1. Orville Knighton Stampley b. ca. 1823 [dmc]

 

    5. Phoebe Stampley

        b. 26-Jan-1789 Coles Creek, Jefferson MS [gp]

        m. 06-Aug-1808 Rev. Edward James Foreman in Jefferson MS [MS Marriages]

        d. 1826 Amite MS

 

    6. MARY “POLLY” STAMPLEY

        b. 06-Feb-1791 Jefferson MS [JL2]

        d. 08-Jan-1838 [JL2]

 

    7. Martha Stampley

        b. 1798 Jefferson MS [gp]

        m. 16-Jan-1821 Samuel I. Cameron at Jefferson MS [msm]

 

    9. Jemima/Germina Stampley

        b. 13-May-1798 Jefferson MS [tc] or about 1800 [msm]

        m.1. 27-Feb-1817 William Reed at Natchez (1796-1833) [msm]

        m.2. Thomas Holmes [dmc]

        d. 1840-49 Winston MS [msm] or 10-Jun-1867 [dmc]

 

    8. Richard Stampley

        b. 03-May-1800 Fayette, Jefferson MS [gp]

        m. 16-Aug-1827 Abigail “Abbygen” Smith (1801-1862) [msm]

                1. Thadius Stampley b. 25-Jun-1828 Mechanicsburg, Yazoo MS

                      d. 20-Dec-1848 Yazoo MS [dmc]

                2. David Stampley b. 24-Jun-1829 MS, d. 08-Jun-1867 [dmc]

                3. Sarah A. Stampley b.11-Oct-1830 MS, d. 10-Jun-1867 [dmc]

                4. Jesse Smith Stampley b. 10-Jun-1832 MS, d. 1870 [dmc]

                5. John Stampley b. 25-Jan-1833 MS [dmc]

                6. Jefferson Stampley b. 15-Aug-1834 MS, d. 17-Jul-1862 [dmc]

                7. Martha Malvinia Stampley b. 25-Jan-1838 MS, d. 17-May-1896 Yazoo MS [dmc]

                8. Richard jr. Stampley b. 31-Jan-1839 MS, d. 14-Mar-1895 [dmc]

                9. Leonidas Stampley b. 13-Feb-1840 MS, d. 13-Dec-1883

        fl. 1829 Yazoo MS, pioneer, later town of Anding [msm]

        fl. 1832 Yazoo MS, moved 7 mi E of Sataria [msm]

        fl. 1834 Yazoo MS gave land for Beech Hill Methodist Ch, first in Yazoo [msm]

        fl. 13-Sep-1850 Yazoo MS planter $2500 [USC]

        d. 27-May-1856 Mechanicsburg, Yazoo MS [gp]

        pm. 1858 library destroyed by fire

 

    11. Absalom Stampley

        b. 1808 Jefferson MS [gp]

        m. ca. 1845 [msm] Harriet S. Lyle [gp] b. ca. 1829 TN [USC[

                1. John Lyle Stampley b. 1847 Yazoo MS, d. 13-Mar-1873 Humbolt NV

        fl. 13-Sep-1850 Yazoo MS overseer [USC]

        d. 1850 probably Yazoo MS [gp]


 

Generation 7

JACOB STAMPLEY = ISABEL

Parents of JOHN STAMPLEY

 

JACOB STAMPLEY

b. 09-Aug-1700 Zurich, Switzerland [msm]

d. 1754 Zurich, Switzerland [msm]

 

m. ca. 1720

ISABEL

 

    1. JOHN STAMPLEY

        b. 1750 Switzerland [tc]

        d. 16-Aug-1823 Jefferson MS [tc]

 


 

Generation 7

RICHARD CURTIS SR. = PHOEBE COURTNEY

Parents of MARTHA "PHOEBE" CURTIS

 

RICHARD CURTIS SR. [br]

Welsh descent

b. 06-Feb-1727 or 1728 [tc]

fl. 1738 Baltimore MD orphan age 11 bound until age 21 to William & Hannah Cook

    (Wm. d. before 23-Apr-1739, Hannah m.2. Robert Courtney 02-Oct-1739)

fl. after Oct-1739 Baltimore MD orphan age 11 bound until age 21

    to Robert & Hannah Courtney

fl. 1747 to 1762 Onslow NC [children born]

fl. 27-Sep-1751 Onslow NC land grant 150 acres

hh. 1755 Beaufort NC [NCS]

fl. 1764-1766 moved to Pee Dee SC Welsh community near mouth of Black river

    about 60 mi. north of Charleston SC

fl. 1775 Pee Dee SC

fl. 1777-1779 served under Elias Dubose and Francis Marion, 3 campaigns, mustered out

fl. 1780 fled SC Tory neighbors

fl. Winter 1780 by wagon to Holston River TN

fl. Spring 1780 raised crop TN

fl. Autumn 1780 by flatboats to Natchez MS, attacked by Cherokee, all killed in third boat

(Boat 1: Richard Curtis, Sr., and his wife; two brothers, William and Benjamin Curtis and their wives; Richard Curtis, Jr. and his wife; John Courtney and John Stampley and their wives; John Jones and his wife; and others)

fl. 01-Mar-1781 landed at Boyd’s Creek (renamed Cole’s Creek 1784)

d. 20-Nov-1784 Coles Creek, Amite MS [msm]

 

m.1. ca. 1747 Half Moon Swamp, Onslow NC [tc]

 

PHOEBE COURTNEY

b. 1732 Baltimore MD

m.1. ca. 1743 William Jones in Petersburg, Dinwiddie VA (b. 1723 VA, d. 1744 VA)

    1. John Jones (b. 14-Dec-1744 Prince George VA,  d. 10-Sep-1821 Jefferson MS)

m.2. ca. 1747 RICHARD CURTIS SR.

fl. 1755 Beaufort NC [NCS]

d. 1781 Coles Creek, Amite MS soon after arrival [tc]

 

    1. William Curtis

        b. ca. 1747 Half Moon Swamp, Onslow NC [tc]

        fl. 1792 “Guillermo Curtis” Villa Gayoso District, Natchez MS [MSC]

        fl. 20-Jan-1793 Spanish land grant Jefferson MS [MS Land]

        fl. 28-Feb-1795 Spanish land grant Jefferson MS [MS Land]

        fl. 30-Mar-1798 Cole’s Creek MS [MS Land]

 

    2. Hannah Curtis

        b. ca. 1751 Half Moon Swamp, Onslow NC

        m. John Courtney (1st cousin?) 7 children

        d. before 1820 Amite MS

 

    3. Benjamin Curtis

        b. 1753 Onslow NC [gp] or ca. 1749 Half Moon Swamp, Onslow NC [tc]

        fl. 12-Feb-1788 Spanish land grant Jefferson MS [MS Land]

        fl. 1792 “Benjamin Curtes” Villa Gayoso District, Natchez MS [MSC]

        fl. 28-Feb-1795 Spanish land grant Jefferson MS [MS Land]

        fl. 30-Mar-1798 Cole’s Creek MS [MS Land]

        d. 14-Mar-1808 West Feliciana LA

 

    4. Richard Curtis Jr. [br]

        b. 29-May-1755 Half Moon Swamp, Onslow NC [gp]

        m. ca. 1776 Martha “Patti” Jones (d. Apr-1819 MS, 7 children)

        fl. 1779 licensed by Welsh Neck Baptist Ch. Pee Dee SC

        fl. 1780-81 fled to Natchez MS from SC with Richard Curtis Sr. party.

        fl. 1781-1790 preached in private homes

        fl. Oct-1791 org. Salem Ch., first Baptist ch. in MS

        fl. 1792 “Ricardo Curtes” Villa Gayoso District, Natchez MS [MSC]

        fl. 25-Mar-1795 Spanish land grant Jefferson MS [MS Land]

        fl. 1795 MS ordered imprisoned for illegal preaching

        fl. 1795-1798 fled to Pee Dee SC, fully ordained by Welsh Neck

        fl. Jun-1798 MS returned to MS

        fl. 1798-1811 organized several MS churches

        d. 28-Oct-1811 Amite MS home of John Courtney from cancer

 

    5. MARTHA “PHOEBE” CURTIS

        b. 1757 Half Moon Swamp, Onslow NC [tc]

        d. ca. 1837 Amite MS [tc]

 

    6. Robert Curtis

        b. 1758 Onslow NC [gp]

 

    7. Jemima Curtis

        b. 1764 Pee Dee Valley, Craven SC

        m. ca. 1782 James Cole (b. 1762)

        d. 1837 Cow Bayou, Jefferson TX

 

RICHARD CURTIS SR.

m.2. 25-Sep-1782 Hannah Swayze (1733-1810?) widow of Jeremiah Coleman

at Coles Creek, Natchez MS (no issue)


 

Generation 8 [source Dorothy Courtney Saunders]

ROBERT COURTNEY = ABIGAIL

Parents of PHOEBE COURTNEY

 

ROBERT COURTNEY

b. ca. 1690 New Castle DE

fl. 1718-1728  New Castle DE children born

fl. 1732-1734  Baltimore DE children born

fl. Nov-1739 Baltimore MD orphan Richard Curtis bound to Robert & Hannah

fl. 1743 New Castle DE sold 100 acres to Daniel Johnson

fl. 20-Nov-1744 Onslow NC land grant 150 acres

fl. 21-Jun-1746 Onslow NC land grant 150 acres

fl. 31-Mar-1750  Onslow NC land grant 320 acres

d. before 02-Apr-1751 Onslow NC planter, will proved

 

m.1. 1718 New Castle DE

 

ABIGAIL

b. 1700 New Castle DE

d. 27-Mar-1739 Baltimore MD (St. George's Protestant Episcopal Ch)

 

    1. Jonas Courtney

        b. 1718 New Castle DE

        m. 16-Jan-1737/8 Comfort Cole in Hammonds Hope, Baltimore MD

                (St. George's Protestant Episcopal Ch)

        d. before 1747 Half Moon Creek, Onslow NC widow remarried

 

    2. Abigail Courtney

        b. 1719 New Castle DE

        d. 30-Dec-1735 Baltimore MD (St. George's Protestant Episcopal Ch)

 

    3. John Courtney

        b. 1722 New Castle DE

        m.1. 16-Aug-1739 Frances Greenfield

        m.2. before 1748 Mary Usaan in Half Moon Creek, Onslow NC

        fl. Aug-1748 Onslow NC sold inherited land

        fl. 1768 Sparrow Swamp, Craven SC land grant

        fl. 1774 Sparrow Swamp, Craven SC land grant

        d. 13-Aug-1803 MS

 

    4. Robert Courtney

        b. 1724 New Castle DE

        fl. 1754 Onslow NC served in Capt. John Shakelford's Company

        fl. 1772 Sparrow Swamp, Craven SC land grant

 

    5. Jonathan Courtney

        b. 1728 New Castle DE

        m. Mary

        fl. 1751 Onslow NC inherited "the plantation whereon I [father Robert] now live."

        fl. 26-Nov-1757 Onslow NC land grant 300 acres

        fl. 1773 Sparrow Swamp, Craven SC land grant

        d. after 1810

 

    6. PHOEBE COURTNEY

        b. 1732 Baltimore MD

        d. 1781 Coles Creek, Amite MS

 

    7. Rowland Courtney

        b. 02-May-1734 Hammonds Hope, Baltimore MD 

            (St. George's Protestant Episcopal Ch)

        fl. 1751 Onslow NC inherited 100 acres of land

            "at the lower end of the plantation I [father Robert] now live on"

        fl. 1760 Sparrow Swamp, Craven SC land grant

        m. 1763 Sarah in Craven SC (6 children)

            1. James Courtney

                b. 17-Oct-1764 Craven SC

                fl. 1780 battle of Kings Mtn NC

                d. 10-Jul-1846 Simpson MS

        hh. 1782 and 1787 Washington VA tax list

        fl. after 1787 Orangeburg SC

 

ROBERT COURTNEY

m.2. 02-Oct-1739 Hannah in Baltimore MD no known issue

widow of William Cook of Joppa (d. before 23-Apr-1739)

 

 

 
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