Rev. John Goode 5th Great uncle


Birth: 1738
Death: 1790

John Goode (1738-1790) [. . .] was born in Virginia Colony and lived there all of his life. After a long and emotional inner struggle, he became convinced that he must become a Baptist and then a Baptist preacher. He was baptized and then ordained by pioneer Baptist preacher William Hickman (1747-1830/34), who baptized Goode into the membership of Skinquarter Baptist Church in Chesterfield County VA, where Goode was later made the pastor. (The Skinquarter Section of Chesterfield County, Virginia, was so named a century earlier, as the “quarter” where native peoples gathered to skin their animals after a hunt. William Hickman was the founding pastor, in 1778, of the Skinquarter Baptist Church. Goode must have been baptized in 1778 or ’79; he was ordained June 18, 1780. )

Forty years after his death, John Goode was a figure of potent recall in the mind of the aged William Hickman. On reaching ancient years in 1829, Hickman wrote a remarkable memoir, which he titled “A Short Account of My life and travels, by William Hickman For more than Fifty years; a professed Servant Of Jesus Christ. To which is added a narrative of the rise and progress of religion in the early settlement of Kentucky: giving an account of the difficulties – we had to remember.” [. . .]

Of John Goode, Hickman wrote in 1829,

“There was a fast published by Congress during the war, to be observed throughout America; I think it was the 23rd of April, 1777. I appointed a meeting on that day at a neighbor’s house, and there came out a large number of people; I think my text was in Joshua, ‘Neither will I be with these any more, unless you put away the accused thing from among you,’ It was in an orchard; the house could not hold half of the people; I did not think I had spoke with more liberty than common. At the close of the discourse there came up a heavy rain; I led the people to the house, singing ‘Lord, what a wretched land this is’ etc, the hymn being long, all that could crowd in the house did so. Some went in the out houses. I finished the song in the house and spent some time in exhorting from it, and then the meeting broke. There was a middled aged man of the name of John Goode in the yard who applied to Col. Hankins to write his will. The Col. said to him, ‘What is the Matter? John, you’re not sick?’ The reply was, ‘I shall die.’ Col. Hankins laughed him out of it. He wont home, slain by the Sword of the Spirit, his conviction was sharp and severe. He told us afterwards he neither eat, drank nor slept for three days and nights, till the Lord spoke peace to his wounded spirit. . . .

“A remarkable circumstance took place with John Goode, above alluded to; as I went out with my little boys to drop corn, on the roadside, there came a man riding up; he called to me, and when I went up to him the first word he said to me was, to tell how a person felt when he was converted; but instead of my telling him he immediately told me; he got so warm he scarcely would sit on his saddle. I invited him to the house, he said he came on purpose–his soul was alive. He told me I need not mention baptism to him, he said blessed be God, he was baptized with the Holy Ghost, and fire, he needed no more. I told him to search the scripture, and that would teach him his duty. . .

“This was on Saturday morning the Sunday week I had an appointment at Muse school house, a few miles beyond his house. I asked him if he would go with me if I would come by and take breakfast with him, he said he would with pleasure. When I went, he was sitting on his porch with a Bible in his hand; he commenced by telling me I need not say anything about baptism, his Holy Ghost and fire baptism would do for him. I spoke to him as above, for his cup appeared to be running over; I appointed meeting that evening at his house.

“After meeting closed in the day at the school house (it was the first time I had been at that place and there being a large congregation) I missed Mr. Goode till the people were nearly all gone; at last he came out of the woods. I asked where he had been all the time. He told me Mr. Branch, one of his rich neighbors, a church warder, had taken him out to give him some good advice, and it was to take care of the Baptists, for they preach damnable doctrines, and that they will not rest till they dip you. . . . .

“Baptists in those days could be told in any company–they loved one another. The Church was called Skinquarter, and increased, from its origin. Many other circumstances too tedious to mention and great many valuable things have slipt my memory. This Church raised three ministers, James and Josiah Rucks and John Goode, the same mentioned previously, who was baptized with the Holy Ghost and fire. He stood out a long time at last, having received a lashing of conscience, nothing would do but he must be baptized in water, and afterwards he was very zealous for that mode of immersion. . . .

“To return to Chesterfield again, Satan took the advantage of the three preachers alluded to above, and sewed seeds of discord among two of them . . . .”

John Goode’s wife was Sarah Brown (1745-1812), daughter of George Brown (?-1805/07) and ______ Robertson (?-?), daughter of George Robertson (?-abt 1795.)

John Goode was the son of Benjamin Goode (circa 1700-aft. 1764) of Henrico County, Virginia Colony. Benjamin’s mother was Susanna _________ (?-?) and his father was John Goode (1680-aft. 1752), who lived on Four Mile Creek, Henrico County. This John, grandfather of our subject, was the son of Margaret ______ (?-b/f 1679) and immigrant Edward Goode (1647-aft 1708). Born in England, Edward immigrated in 1667 and lived on Four Mile Creek.

This brief biography of John Goode has been taken from Volume II of a book of family history entitled ALL OF THE ABOVE II, by Richard Baldwin Cook. For additional information, visit the contributor profile, #47181028. John and Sarah Brown Goode are Richard’s 4th great grandparents.

Family links: Skinwater Baptist Church
Children:
Susanna Goode Farmer (1783 – 1864)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Skinquarter Baptist Church Cemetery
Skinquarter
Chesterfield County
Virginia, USA

Maintained by: Richard Baldwin Cook
Originally Created by: Steve Moody
Record added: Jun 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38068864
Information about the family Goode
Posted 21 Jun 2017 by EvelynMiller1939

No effort will be made here to carry the family back further than the immigration to Virginia. In “Our Virginia Cousins” there may be found quite a bit of information pertaining to the Goode families in England and since the publication of that book there has been additional information found in England on the Goodes, but none of it connects for certain with our first Edward and until such a connection is definitely proved all reference to the English Goodes will be omitted.

GOODE, Edward, b. 1647, presumably in England, d. after 1708; m. Margaret prior to 1679. Immigrated to Virginia as a bonded servant to Solomon Knibbs in 1667, Settled and lived on Four Mile Creek, a small creek in the eastern end of Henrico Co., Va. See Pat. Book 6, pg 52, Va. Land Office. There are also many references to Edward Goode in the Henrico Co records of that time. Issue:
John, b. about 1689. Apprenticed to John Dawson, 1691. Hen. Recs., b. p. 410. See family below.
Edward, b.——- believed younger than brother John; d. prior to May 4, 1781, . Elizabeth Woodson Morton, 17?? John mentions brother Edward in a deed to his sons. Hen Recs. 1744 -48. p. 290

John Goode, b. about 1680; d. after 1752; m. Susanna ——-. He lived and owned land on Four Mile Creek and its branches. We find a deed from him to his son Benjamin 1727, misc. court records, Henrico County, Vol 3. p. 707; a deed to his sons Thomas and Edward in which he mentions son, Benjamin; Hen Recs. 1744-48 p. 290 and a deed to daughter Susanna; Hen. Recs. 1750-67 p. 184. Issue:
Benjamin, b. about 1700
Thomas b. —-; d. prior to Sept 13, 1788; m. Elizabeth —–
Edward, . b—– d. prior to Jan 9, 185; m. Mary ——
Susanna, b. —- d. —–; m. John Clark prior to 1752
John. It is not certain that this was a son of John jr.

Goode, Benjamin, b. about 1700; d. after 1764; m. ——-. He lived on a tract of land on Four Mile Creek. Part of this land he deeded to his son, John, in 1757; Hen Recs. 1750-67, p. 510, and another part was deeded to John Goode of Dale Parish, Chesterfield Co., in 1764, Hen Recs. 1750-67, p. 867. Later we find that John and Sarah Goode dispose of the land of these two tracts, reserving for the use of Benjamin, during his life time, certain privileges. Issue:
John b. about 1738; see family below
Robert, b. —– d. prior to 1792; m. ——. Issue, Edward

Goode, John , b. about 1738 on Four Mile Ceek. Henrico Co., Va.; d. at Skinquarter, (Dale parish) Chesterfield Co., Va., June 12, 1792; m. Sarah Broun, daughter of George Brown, who was bo. Feb 13, 1745, and d. in 1812. Sarah Brouwn was the graddaughter of George Robertson. His will is in Will Book 3, p. 394. John and Sarah lived most of their lives at Skinquarter, Chesterfield CO. He was ordained a Baptist Minister June 18, 1780, and preached at Skinquarter Baptist Church. Will of John Goode is found in Chesterfield W B 1 p. 251. Neither of his daughters Mary nor Susanna were married when John’s will was written in 1788 but both were married when Sarah’s will was written 1811. Issue:
William b. Oct 25, 1761; d. Sept 27, 1845; m. Phebe Bass
Ann b. Feb 1764; d. Dept 18, 1830; m. David Ford, Mar 13, 1783
Robert, b. June 22, 1766
John b. June 22, 1766; d. after 1814; m. Martha Walthall Cheatham
Margaret, b. July 12, 1770; d.—- ; m. Jesse Butler, Oct 20, 1792
Benjamin , b. Mar 3, 1771; d. July 10, 1830; m. Martha Robertson Dec 8, 1790
Edmund, b Feb 27, 177?; see family below
Joseph b. Apr 4, 1776; d. Oct 13, 1823; m. Judith Watkins Jan 8, 1805
Elizabeth , b. June 9, 1778; d Aug 20, 1821; m. Wm. H Pittman Feb 20, 1798
Mack, b. March 9, 1779; d. about 1840-50; m. Sarah Gates about 1823
Tarpley, b. May 12, 1780; d. Jan 21, 1814; m. Tabitha Cheatham Nov 6, 1809
Mary , b. Jan 10, 1782; d. —; m. Towns Binns
Susanna, b. Dec 1, 1784; d. Nov 1864; m. 6 Benjamin Farmer Nov 21, 1809

Goode, Edmond, b. Feb 27, 177-. d. prior 1841; m. Patience M Rucks, daughter of James Rucks, May 17, 1802. Edmond, like his father and one or two of his brothers. was a Baptist minister, and like his father, he reared a large family. Issue:
Cyrus, b. about 1803; d. before 1870; m. Martha Phaup, Dec 14, 1835
Elishaba, b. about 1803; d. about 1846; m. William Wilkinson, Feb 14, 1825. (Col RH Eanes is descended from this union. They had one son who surrendered a regiment at Appomatox.)
Mary R. b. Aug 24, 1804; d. June 13, 1842; m. Jos G Woodfin, Mar 10, 1828
Orpha, b. —-; d. Apr 27, 1848; m. Jos G Woodfin, Dec 12, 1843.
Margaret, b.—-; d.—; m. Horton or Wharton
Roxanna b.—; d.—; m Sterling S Hillsman OCt 27, 1831
Eunice, b.—;d.—-; m. John Phaup, Dec 19, 1841
Hester Damarius, b.—; d.—;m. Beverly Smith
George W., b. about 1848; d. about 1900; m. Martha Forsee, Nov 24, 1838
Edmund, Col CSA, b. July 17, 1822; d.—-;m. Sarah Stone, Sept 6, 1854
Asenath A, b—; d—;m. William Smith Dec 13, 1850″

End of Col. Eames Letter.

The following information about John Goode, b about 1739, is found in “The Baptist of Virginia” by Dr. Garnett Regland, Pub. 1955 in a chapter on “Imprisonment of Baptist Ministers” In Essex Co., four Baptist preachers came into the county and constituted a Baptist Church in Mar 1774, which is now known as Mount Zion. They were arrested “for praching and expounding the scriptures contrary to law.” They were held in close confinement until the court met seven days after their arrest. They were found guilty and the usual sentence was imposed upon two of them. They gave bond for good behavior for twelve months with John Goode and three other men as their securities.

In another book “Imprisoned Preachers and Religious Liberty in Virginia” by L P Little is the following letter by 9 Dr J E Cook referring to Rev John Goode born 1738. “Please find enclosed my check for $10 to help out on the memorial to Baptist preachers at Chesterfield court house. Besides my interst as a Baptist, I have a personal and family interst in helping to rear this moument. My mother was Susan Goode Farmer, Her great grandfather was Rev John Goode, the first settled pastor of Skinquarter Church, where he died in the pastorate June 12, 1792.

John Good was the first Baptist among my mother’s ancestors. John Goode was the first Baptist among my Mother’s ancestors. John Goode became a Baptist in this wise. In his youth he lost respect for the established Church, having been fined in Henrico Co for failing to support the Church. He moved to Chesterfield Co., married Sarah Brown and settled near Skinquarter Springs. When they imprisoned Baptist preachers for preaching the Gospel, a fellow feeling and curiosity took him to the court house where they were imprisoned to hear them preach.

He fell under conviction, was baptized and later ordained by Rev William Hichman. Since John Goode there have been nothing but Baptists in my mother’s family. Fraternally yours, 9 John Ernest Cook.”

http://farmerfamily.org/ellery_farmer/goode.html
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Information on Benjamin Goode
Posted 27 Jun 2017 by EvelynMiller1939

Goode, Benjamin, b. about 1700; d. after 1764; m. ——-. He lived on a tract of land on Four Mile Creek. Part of this land he deeded to his son, John, in 1757; Henrico Recs. 1750-67, p. 510, and another part was deeded to John Goode of Dale Parish, Chesterfield Co., in 1764, Hen Recs. 1750-67, p. 867. Later we find that John and Sarah Goode dispose of the land of these two tracts, reserving for the use of Benjamin, during his life time, certain privileges.

Henry Bohanan Sr. 4thGreat Grandfather and Henry Jr.3rd Great Grandfather.


I am just now getting to my Bohanon /branch of my tree and knew very little about them but thanks to a man named Mike Maples and his blog on Go Smokies http://gosmokies.knoxnews.com I was fortunate to find this information about my grandfathers, one of which was a Revolutionary war soldier.

Bohanan’s of the Brier
Posted by Mike Maples on December 7, 2011 at 11:52am
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One of my favorite areas to hike is up False Prong in Big Greenbrier. I usually take folks up to the huge tree or the tallest and last big standing chimney in the Brier, which is up in this area of the Park. One of the families that has a rich history to the county is the Bohanan (also spelled Bohannon, etc). But, they actually only lived in the Brier a shorter time than most think. Let’s add some history.
So, we drive into the Brier and cross the main bridge and park. Now, in the old days of the 1920’s we had the Greenbrier (Mt. LeConte Hotel) sitting between today’s two main bridges. Let’s take a look at a few photos.
This photo taken from the old Friendship Church. Today’s this view would be from 30 yards up Grapeyard Ridge Trail looking back across the old bridge. That’s Porter’s creek flowing in from the right.
Take a view from down along the waters.

It was turned slightly towards where both prongs come together and was just left of where you start walking up the road to Plemmons Cemetery. The building to the left was where all the workers lived. Before it was built Joe Whaley home, store and Mill sat here with the first old Brier church-school just to the right of this second photo. At that time there was only a swinging foot-bridge at today’s second bridge where Old Settlers Trail begins.
When you walk into Plemmons Cemetery about quarter mile from the bridge you find one of the Park’s biggest cemeteries. The old Rev. War soldier Henry Bohanan is buried to the left as you enter the grounds. I helped find years ago his wife Amillia Shotwell’s grave that is several stones away from his grave.
Henry Bohanan was born in Pittsylvania County, VA in 1760 and along with other Sevier County families including my Maples clan moved down to Abbeville, SC around 1800. Then, moved to Sevier County soon after. The Bohanan clan is from Scotland and had members living in Barbados in the mid 1650’s. They came to Glouchester County, VA in the years to follow.
This Henry and Amillia didn’t come to the Brier when they first entered the county. They lived in the Red Bank area along with the Duggan and Maples clans. The family made the move up into the Fighting Creek area of the Sugarlands.
More on Henry from family records:
Family tradition says Henry Bohannon served in the American Revolution from the state of Virginia. A record in Virginia State Library’s “List of Revolutionary Soldiers of Virginia” showed Henry Bohannon served as a private in the 1st Virginia Regiment of the Continental Line, Light Dragoon, commanded by Captain Robert Boling for a three year enlistment, 6 July 1778 to Jun 1781. The regiment was raised from the area south of James River for the relief of General Nathaniel Greene in the South during the Revolutionary War.

In Virginia Soldiers of 1776 by Louis A. Burgess, it was found that apparently this same Henry Bohannon received bounty warrant number 1394 for 100 acres on 6 July 1781 and bounty warrant number 1390 for 200 acres on 23 June 1783 from the State of Virginia. It was for his Revolutionary War service in the Continental Line. As late as 1856, the records show the bounty warrants were not redeemed. It is believed this Henry Bohannon went to the state of South Carolina, and later to Sevier County, Tennessee, rather than into the Kentucky and Ohio military district under the auspices of the state of Virginia.

In 1790 Federal Census of Ninety-six District, Abbevile County, South Carolina, there was 1 white male over 16 years; 4 white females in the household … Henry Bohannon and his wife, Amillia Shotwell, three daughters born from circa 1786 to 1790.

From 1800 Federal Census of Abbeville District, South Carolina, there were 2 white males and 2 white females under 10 years of age; 2 white females age 10-16; 2 white females age 16-26; 1 white male and 1 white female age 26-45 in the household … Henry Bohannon and his wife, Amillia Shotwell, eight children born from circa 1786 to 1800. [NOTE: This household was listed under the name – HENRY BUCKHANAN]

Circa 1801, Henry Bohannon and his family migrated to Sevier County, Tennessee from Abbeville District, South Carolina. There was one early land entry for Henry Bohannon in Sevier County. This land grant, dated 15 June 1810, is as follows:

“…a certain tract or parcel of land containing one hundred and fifty and three roods lying in the County of Sevier in the District South of French Broad and Holston, there being due and chargeable on said land the sum of one hundred and fifty Dollars seventy five Cents with the Interest thereon.” This land joined the line of Hugh Duggan, James Oldham and vacant lands. It was located in the watershed of the East Fork of Little Pigeon River.

At an early date the family evidently lived in White Oak Flats community (now Gatlinburg, Tennessee). In November 1817 the Forks of Little Pigeon Baptist Church met with a group of people from White Oak Flats community…they agreed to hold a meeting for reception of new members at “Henry Bohannon’s place in White Oak Flats.”

In December 1817 when the White Oak Flats Baptist Church was formed as an arm of “Fork of Little Pigeon Baptist Church” in Sevierville, Tennessee, Henry Bohannon’s wife, Amillia, was listed as a charter member.

There was another land entry for Henry Bohannon dated 25th day of January 1826. This land grant indicated that this family moved from White Oak Flats community to the area of Middle Creek and Pigeon Forge. It was as follows: “…a certain tract of land containing fifty acres, lying in the county aforesaid, on the waters of Mill Creek…” and joined the vacant lands and William White’s line.

Listed in 1840 Sevier County, Tennessee census 1 male 5-10, 1 male 70-80, 1 female 5-10 and 1 female 40-50.

I think that Henry’s son, Henry (the 3rd actually) and his wife Catherine Powell must have been living in the Brier for a short time in the 1840’s and would have been in the care of the old Henry and Amillia when they both died in 1842. This would explain them being buried at Plemmons Cemetery. Another reason for this is that their grand daughter Elizabeth is married to the old Charles Rayfield.
We don’t see any Bohanan’s in the Brier for many years till Robert (age 21) in 1880 is a servant in Sophia Ogle’s home place in the Horseshoe Community.
Let’s take a topo map look at this area.

Point A: The Plemmons Cemetery location.
Point B: David and Rebecca Plemmons home place. (Last preacher of Big Greenbrier).
Point C: Marquis (Mark) and Mary Matilda (Tilda) Bohanan place. Mark born in 1879 and died 1962. Tilda: 1877-1967. They had 14 children. There is a big round rock about 30 yards from the fallen chimney that is called the “bear rock” where they stretched the bear skins to dry in the old days. 1,000 Jedi points for finding it. Clue: shaped like a bear.
Point D: Russel (Mark’s son) place. Russell married 3 times: Lottie Ogle, Minnie Ownby and Vetie Plemmons.
Point E: Jethro Whaley’s big chimney across the creek (hard in big waters).
Point F: The big tree about a mile up the branch and not a Park trail. This is an area I enjoy hiking where many large trees and rocks abound. I’ve cut across and came back down Wolly Tops branch and you can find the mile long fence roll (3000 foot mark on map) that divided the Huff property from the Bohanan’s going down the spin of the ridge. Post still in good shape after all these years. Can walk up that spin along ways up the mountain towards the AT.
Point G: The Huff place and double-chimney half standing. The trail going over Bald Top to the Ramsey side of the river is hard to see and find today.
The Bohanan’s return to the Brier after Mark gets married to Tilda Plemmons and moves there between 1900-1910. First George W. Bohanan had moved down along Tibs Branch (lower end of the Brier) near Frederick E. Huskey Cemetery in the 1890’s. At this time Mark and Tilda are still living down in the Glades/Dudley area before coming to the Brier. Mark died in 1962 and Tilda in 1967. They are both buried at Sims Chapel.
By 1920 Russell and Dave had homes in the Brier as well.
The ancestor line: Henry and Amillia / Henry and Catherine / Henry and his 2nd wife Sophia Ogle to Mark Bohanan.
The Bohanan families of Gatlinburg (Mill Creek and Fighting Creek) had many children over the years with tight family bonds with many other first families of the county. But, they will always have a Brier connection due to the old Henry.
Mike
Henry BohananIII

Henry Bohannon Grave marker

Henry Bohanon (1753 – 1842)
4th great-grandfather
Henry Bohanan Jr (1803 – 1877)
Son of Henry Bohanon
Sarah Bohannon Reagan (1830 – 1854)
Daughter of Henry Bohanan Jr
Nancy Elizabeth Reagan (1849 – 1931)
Daughter of Sarah Bohannon Reagan
Martha Elizabeth Abbott/Whitaker/Goode (1872 – 1911)
Daughter of Nancy Elizabeth Reagan
Ben Cates Goode (1909 – 1980)
Son of Martha Elizabeth Abbott/Whitaker/Goode
Evelyn Deloris Goode
You are the daughter of Ben Cates Goode

Capt. Christopher Clark 4th Great Grandfather


CHRISTOPHER cLARK

Descendants of Christopher Clark
>
>
> Generation No. 1
>
> 1. CAPT. CHRISTOPHER1 CLARK was born 1698, and died 1754 in Louisa Co.,
> Virginia. He married PENELOPE BOLLING, daughter of JOHN BOLLING and MARY
> KENNON.
>
> Notes for CAPT. CHRISTOPHER CLARK:
>
> Christopher Clark was justice of the first bench of magistrates of Louisa
> Co., VA, established December 13, 1742, formed of Col. Robert Lewis, Capt.
> Christopher Clark, Thomas Meriwether and others. (Records of Louisa Co.,
> VA. Order Book 1, Page 1.)
>
> He was law partner of Nicholas Meriwether (ancestor of Meriwether Lewis).
> He was a wealthy man for that time. Land records show purchase of lands in
> Hanover Co., VA on Cedar Creek in 1705-06. It is also stated that he
bought
> large tracts in 1702-05 with Nicholas Meriwether. Hanover Co. Records show
> patents of thousands of acres to him from 1722 to 1739, prior to the
> formation of Louisa County from Hanover in 1742. In 1730, he with Nicholas
> Meriwether patented 17, 952 acres (Records in land office at Richmond,
VA.,
> State Library, Archives Division.)
>
> Christopher Clark’s home was at Green Springs, Louisa, Co., Va on part of
a
> rich body of land supposed to be the former bed of a lake. From there he
> cut a road to his lands in Albemarle Co., near present Charlottesville,
> which was called “Clark’s Trace” or Track” and is so called on old maps to
> this day. He was a tobacco planter and owned slaves. He is called Captain
> of the House of Burgesses, and father of Micajah Clark, Sr., (From VA.
Mag.
> VI 277)
>
> In the will of Nicholas Meriwether, dated December 12, 1743, he is called
> Captain Christopher Clark and was undoubtedly Captain of VA mounted
Troops,
> as evidenced by the following: In the year book of the Society of Colonial
> Wars, P. 41, Roll of Ancestors: Captain Christopher Clarke, Virginia, born
> in Virginia, died in VA 1753. Captain of Militia, Hanover CO., VA. 1727″.
> In his will, dated August 14, 1741, Proved May 28, 1754, Louisa Co., VA.,
> Christopher Clark bequeathed to his son Bowling, his trooping arms, his
law
> books and his “great Bible”. This “great Bible” bequeathed to Bowling was
> carried into Georgia and later was lost. This, with the subsequent loss of
> the Bible of his son Micajah, which it is said had the “Records copied
form
> his father’s “great Bible” prevents the certain tracing of Captain
> Christopher Clark’s ancestors. Christopher Clark married Penelope Bolling,
> daughter of Major John Bolling and his wife, Mary Kennon Bolling.
> Reference: Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, June 1926
>
> !Captain Christopher Clark of Hanover and Louisa Counties, VA was a
lawyer,
> soldier, public official and the progenitor of an illustrious family which
in
> succeeding generations spread throughout the United States. He died in
> Virginia and his will was probated 28 May 1754 in Louisa Co., VA. He had
two
> grandsons as governors during the same period – Governor James C. Clark of
> Kentucky, 1836 and Governor Charles Lynch of Mississippi, 1836. Among
other
> distfinguished descendants of Christopher and Penelope (Bolling) Clark
are:
> !Charles Lynch, Rev. Sol.; Major Robert Clark, Rev. Sol, and father of
Gov.
> James G. Clark of Ky., who estafblished the first iron foundry in
Kentucky;
> Bennett Clark, Sr. and Bennett Clark, Jr., both Generals in the
Confederate
> Army and members of Congress; and Dr. Milton Anthony who founded the
Georgia
> Medical College at August, Georgia.
> !Christopher was a large land owner in Louisa Co. and obtained land grants
in
> Albemarle Co. in 1732 (VA History Magazine). He was Overseer of Friends
> Meeting House near Sowest Mtn. His sons Edward and Bolling were also
> Overseers
> of Friends Meeting House.
> !The abstracts on the genealogy of this family were taken from “My
Ancestors
> and Descendants, by Carl E. Smith, 1967, privately printed at Tampa,
> Florida by
> Rinaldi Printing Co. and also from “Early Clark-Clarke Clues” Compiled and
> Published by Harry D. Roberts, 29500 Heathercliff Rd., 168, Malibu
California
> 90265.
>
>
> More About CAPT. CHRISTOPHER CLARK:
> Name 2: Christopher (Capt) Clark
> Date born 2: 1681, ENGLAND
> Died 2: 1753, ALBERMARLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA
>
> Notes for PENELOPE BOLLING:
> of Import: May 20, 2001 & Apr 29, 1996]
>
> !On a genealogical page of the Atlanta “Sunday American” dated June 22
1930, we
> have the following: “Christopher Clark’s wife Penelope Bolling, daughter
of
> Major John Bolling and his wife Mary Kennon Bolling. Reference, Daughters
of
> the American Revolution Magazine, June 1926, p. 364-5
> !Penelope Bolling was not mentioned in her father’s will, not unusual,.
> probably
> received her share at time of her marriage
>
>
> Children of CHRISTOPHER CLARK and PENELOPE BOLLING are:
> i. EDWARD2 CLARK, b. 1710; d.; m. ANN PAULETTE
> ii. AGNES CLARK, b. 1712; d. 1754; m. BENJAMIN JOHNSON, 1728;
> !Son of William Johnson of Scotland
>
> More About BENJAMIN JOHNSON:
>
> 2. iii. RACHEL CLARK, b. 1714; d. 1792.
> iv. SARAH CLARK, b. 1716;; m. CHARLES LYNCH,
> v. BOWLING CLARK, b. 1717; m. BURFORD WINEFRED,.
> 3. vi. MICAJAH CLARK, b. September 16, 1718, Hanover Co.,
> Virginia; d. 1809, Albemarle Co., Virginia.
> vii. BOLLING/BOWLING CLARK, b. 1720; d. m. BURFORD WINEFRED,
> viii. ELIZABETH CLARK, b. February 15, 1720/21;
>
> Generation No. 2
>
> 2. RACHEL2 CLARK (CHRISTOPHER1) was born 1714, and died 1792. She
married
> THOMAS MOORMAN January 12, 1729/30.
> More About RACHEL CLARK:
> Date born 2: 1714, LOUISA COUNTY, VIRGINIA
> Died 2: June 10, 1792
>
> More About THOMAS MOORMAN:
> Date born 2: September 14, 1705
> Died 2: 1765, BEDFORD COUTNY, VIRGINIA
>
> Children of RACHEL CLARK and THOMAS MOORMAN are:
> i. ROBERT3 MOORMAN,; m. DOROTHY,
> ii. MARY MOORMAN, b. December 19, 1730; (1) BENJAMIN JOHNSON,; m. (2)
> JOHN MILLER,
> iii. ZACHARIAH MOORMAN, b. February 02, 1731/32;; m. (1)
> ELIZABETH TERRELL, m. (2) BETTY JOHNSON,.
> iv. CLARK TERRELL MOORMAN, b. 1734; dm. RACHEL HARRIS,
> v. MICAJAH CLARK MOORMAN, b. June 28, 1735; d. 1806; m.
> SUSANNAH CHILES,.
> vi. RACHEL CLARK MOORMAN, b. 1737;; m. STEPHEN GOGGINS,
> vii. ELIZABETH MOORMAN, b. February 02, 1737/38;
> viii. MILDRED MOORMAN, b. November 25, 1742; m. JAMES JOHNSON,.
> ix. ANDREW MOORMAN, b. 1743; m. (1) MOLLY GILL, m. (2)
> PRUDENCE GOODE ANDERSON.
> x. ACHILLES MOORMAN, b. 1744; m. FRANCES HERNDON,.
> xi. PLEASANT MOORMAN, b. 1745;
> xii. CHARLES MOORMAN, b. 1747; m. (1) REBECCA LEFTWICH, m. (2)
> NANCY HANCOCK,.
> xiii. AGATHA MOORMAN, b. 1749; d.; m. WILLIAM JOHNSON,.
>
>
>
> 3. MICAJAH2 CLARK (CHRISTOPHER1) was born September 16, 1718 in Hanover
> Co., Virginia, and died 1809 in Albemarle Co., Virginia. He married
JUDITH
> ADAMS October 1735 in Bedford, Amherst, Virginia. She was born October
> 1716, and died Aft. 1782.
>
> !Micajah Clark was a Revolutionary Soldier, as was his son Christopher
> Clark II.
> !The abstracts on the genealogy of this Clark family were taken from “My
> Ancestors and Descendants” by Carl B. Smith, 1967, printed at Tampa,
Florida
> by Rinaldi Printing Co., and “Early Clark-Clarke Clues, Compiled and
Published
> by Harry D. Roberts 29500 Heathercliff Road, 168 Malibu, CA 90265.
> !Micajah Clark, Sr., was the 5th child of Christopher and Penelope
(Bolling)
> Clark. Like his father, he was a large land owner and gave land to each
of
> his
> 12 children. He was well educated, as were all his childrfen. He was a
> surveyor and located two tracts of land in Bedford Co. for his friend,
Thomas
> Jefferson. He liked this land around the Peaks of Otters so much, he
bought
> three tracts which he gave to his sons, Christopher, Robert and one other.
A
> grandson said he built a small church near his home that was open to all
sects
> every Sunday. If no minister came, he would conduct a service. He was
called
> the “Quaker Preacher”. Most of the children joined the Society of Friends
but
> he did not join. When asked why he didn’t join some denomination, he
replied
> that he did not agree with any one of them entirely in doctrine or church
> government; that there was “good in all, but none all good” and he would
trust
> in the Mercy of his Savior and try to live up to his creed which was: “Do
all
> the good you can, avoid all the evil you can, trust and believe in God.
Man
> knows nothing.”
> Alexander Brown, in “Cabells and Their Kin’ says the Clarks were the first
> settlers of Albemarle, once part of Hanover, afterwards Louisa and the
records
> of the period in which it was one of the most prominent familes
(1748-1763)
> were lost–disappearing at the time of Tarleton’s raid and supposed to
have
> been destroyed by the British troops who took possession of the Court
House.
> Descendants have for many years hunted for Micajah’s Bible as they have
for
> the Great Bible of his father. It went to his namesake, Micajah, Jr., but
> cannot be traced. The list of the children of Macajah Clark, Sr. and wife
> Judith Adams, was taken from the family Bible in 1832 by Samuel T.
Moorman.
> In his own hand writing he states: “This memorandum I copied from the old
> family Bible of Micajah Clark.
> Also referred to “History of Albemarle Co.” by Woods for information.
>
>
>
> !Judith’s second husband was Mr. Oglesby.
> Her father was Col. Robert Adams.
> Her mother was Mourning Lewis.
>
>
> Children of MICAJAH CLARK and JUDITH ADAMS are:
> i. WILLIAM3 CLARK, b. Aft. 1735; m. JUDITH WOODSON CREEDLE.
>
> ii. CHRISTOPHER CLARK, b. February 20, 1736/37, Amherst; m.
> MILLICENT MILDRED TERRELL, March 13, 1757;.
>
> !Christropher Clark married Millicent Terrell 13 Mar. 1757. She was the
> daughter of David Terrell, Sr. and Agatha Chiles.
>
> iii. ROBERT CLARK, b. August 13, 1738; d. m. SUSAN HENDERSON,
> !Robert Clark married Susan Henderson, daughter of John Henderson, Sr.
> They moved to Bedford Co. and then to Clarke Co. KY and had 17 children.
> He was the first manufacturer of iron in Kentucky.
>
> iv. MOURNING CLARK, b. April 06, 1740;
>
> Notes for MOURNING CLARK:
> Mourning died unmarried.
>
> v. MICAJAH CLARK, b. February 27, 1740/41; m. MILDRED
MARTIN,
> February 21, 1776;
>
> vi. JOHN CLARK, b. December 26, 1743; m. MARY MOORE, b.
> January 12, 1747/48, Albemarle Co., Virginia; d. November 05, 1830.
> !Capt. John C.. Clark, Rev. Sol. served in the Revolutionay War in the 8th
> Regiment and was granted Virginia land for his service. He was the father
of
> Mary Moore Clark who married her cousin, David Clark.
>
> vii. EDWARD CLARK, b. December 17, 1745;.
> Edward died single
>
>
>
> 4. viii. PENELOPE CLARK, b. October 07, 1747, Albemarle Co.,
Louisa,
> Bedford Co.;
> ix. JUDITH CLARK, b. December 02, 1749; m. ANDREW MOORMAN,
> x. BOLLING CLARK, b. December 04, 1751; d. December 04,
1818;
> m. ELIZABETH CREEDLE.
>
> xi. ELIZABETH BETTY CLARK, b. January 14, 1754; JOSEPH
> ANTHONY, SR.,
>
> xii. JAMES CLARK, b. January 16, 1757; m. LUCY CREEDLE,
> 5. xiii. CRISTOPHER CLARK, b. April 20, 1737, AMHERST COUNTY,
VIRGINIA;
> d. WFT Est. 1738-1827.
> 6. xiv. ROBERT CLARK, b. August 15, 1738, ALBERMARLE COUNTY,
> VIRGINIA; d. April 10, 1810, CLARK COUNTY, KENTUCKY.
> xv. JOHN CLARK, b. December 26, 1745; d. m. MARY MOORE, b.
> January 12, 1747/48, Albemarle Co., Virginia; d. November 05, 1830.
>
> xvi. WILLIAM CLARK, b. September 04, 1782, ALBERMARLE COUNTY,
> VIRGINIA; d. October 27, 1800; m. JUDITH WOODSON CREEDLE,.
• Generation details
Posted 14 Sep 2015 by EvelynMiller1939
Descendants of Christopher Clark
>
>
> Generation No. 1
>
> 1. CAPT. CHRISTOPHER1 CLARK was born 1698, and died 1754 in Louisa Co.,
> Virginia. He married PENELOPE BOLLING, daughter of JOHN BOLLING and MARY
> KENNON.
>
> Notes for CAPT. CHRISTOPHER CLARK:
>
> Christopher Clark was justice of the first bench of magistrates of Louisa
> Co., VA, established December 13, 1742, formed of Col. Robert Lewis, Capt.
> Christopher Clark, Thomas Meriwether and others. (Records of Louisa Co.,
> VA. Order Book 1, Page 1.)
>
> He was law partner of Nicholas Meriwether (ancestor of Meriwether Lewis).
> He was a wealthy man for that time. Land records show purchase of lands in
> Hanover Co., VA on Cedar Creek in 1705-06. It is also stated that he
bought
> large tracts in 1702-05 with Nicholas Meriwether. Hanover Co. Records show
> patents of thousands of acres to him from 1722 to 1739, prior to the
> formation of Louisa County from Hanover in 1742. In 1730, he with Nicholas
> Meriwether patented 17, 952 acres (Records in land office at Richmond,
VA.,
> State Library, Archives Division.)
>
> Christopher Clark’s home was at Green Springs, Louisa, Co., Va on part of
a
> rich body of land supposed to be the former bed of a lake. From there he
> cut a road to his lands in Albemarle Co., near present Charlottesville,
> which was called “Clark’s Trace” or Track” and is so called on old maps to
> this day. He was a tobacco planter and owned slaves. He is called Captain
> of the House of Burgesses, and father of Micajah Clark, Sr., (From VA.
Mag.
> VI 277)
>
> In the will of Nicholas Meriwether, dated December 12, 1743, he is called
> Captain Christopher Clark and was undoubtedly Captain of VA mounted
Troops,
> as evidenced by the following: In the year book of the Society of Colonial
> Wars, P. 41, Roll of Ancestors: Captain Christopher Clarke, Virginia, born
> in Virginia, died in VA 1753. Captain of Militia, Hanover CO., VA. 1727″.
> In his will, dated August 14, 1741, Proved May 28, 1754, Louisa Co., VA.,
> Christopher Clark bequeathed to his son Bowling, his trooping arms, his
law
> books and his “great Bible”. This “great Bible” bequeathed to Bowling was
> carried into Georgia and later was lost. This, with the subsequent loss of
> the Bible of his son Micajah, which it is said had the “Records copied
form
> his father’s “great Bible” prevents the certain tracing of Captain
> Christopher Clark’s ancestors. Christopher Clark married Penelope Bolling,
> daughter of Major John Bolling and his wife, Mary Kennon Bolling.
> Reference: Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, June 1926
>
> !Captain Christopher Clark of Hanover and Louisa Counties, VA was a
lawyer,
> soldier, public official and the progenitor of an illustrious family which
in
> succeeding generations spread throughout the United States. He died in
> Virginia and his will was probated 28 May 1754 in Louisa Co., VA. He had
two
> grandsons as governors during the same period – Governor James C. Clark of
> Kentucky, 1836 and Governor Charles Lynch of Mississippi, 1836. Among
other
> distfinguished descendants of Christopher and Penelope (Bolling) Clark
are:
> !Charles Lynch, Rev. Sol.; Major Robert Clark, Rev. Sol, and father of
Gov.
> James G. Clark of Ky., who estafblished the first iron foundry in
Kentucky;
> Bennett Clark, Sr. and Bennett Clark, Jr., both Generals in the
Confederate
> Army and members of Congress; and Dr. Milton Anthony who founded the
Georgia
> Medical College at August, Georgia.
> !Christopher was a large land owner in Louisa Co. and obtained land grants
in
> Albemarle Co. in 1732 (VA History Magazine). He was Overseer of Friends
> Meeting House near Sowest Mtn. His sons Edward and Bolling were also
> Overseers
> of Friends Meeting House.
> !The abstracts on the genealogy of this family were taken from “My
Ancestors
> and Descendants, by Carl E. Smith, 1967, privately printed at Tampa,
> Florida by
> Rinaldi Printing Co. and also from “Early Clark-Clarke Clues” Compiled and
> Published by Harry D. Roberts, 29500 Heathercliff Rd., 168, Malibu
California
> 90265.
>
>
> More About CAPT. CHRISTOPHER CLARK:
> Name 2: Christopher (Capt) Clark
> Date born 2: 1681, ENGLAND
> Died 2: 1753, ALBERMARLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA
>
> Notes for PENELOPE BOLLING:
> of Import: May 20, 2001 & Apr 29, 1996]
>
> !On a genealogical page of the Atlanta “Sunday American” dated June 22
1930, we
> have the following: “Christopher Clark’s wife Penelope Bolling, daughter
of
> Major John Bolling and his wife Mary Kennon Bolling. Reference, Daughters
of
> the American Revolution Magazine, June 1926, p. 364-5
> !Penelope Bolling was not mentioned in her father’s will, not unusual,.
> probably
> received her share at time of her marriage
>
>
> Children of CHRISTOPHER CLARK and PENELOPE BOLLING are:
> i. EDWARD2 CLARK, b. 1710; d.; m. ANN PAULETTE
> ii. AGNES CLARK, b. 1712; d. 1754; m. BENJAMIN JOHNSON, 1728;
> !Son of William Johnson of Scotland
>
> More About BENJAMIN JOHNSON:
>
> 2. iii. RACHEL CLARK, b. 1714; d. 1792.
> iv. SARAH CLARK, b. 1716;; m. CHARLES LYNCH,
> v. BOWLING CLARK, b. 1717; m. BURFORD WINEFRED,.
> 3. vi. MICAJAH CLARK, b. September 16, 1718, Hanover Co.,
> Virginia; d. 1809, Albemarle Co., Virginia.
> vii. BOLLING/BOWLING CLARK, b. 1720; d. m. BURFORD WINEFRED,
> viii. ELIZABETH CLARK, b. February 15, 1720/21;
>
> Generation No. 2
>
> 2. RACHEL2 CLARK (CHRISTOPHER1) was born 1714, and died 1792. She
married
> THOMAS MOORMAN January 12, 1729/30.
> More About RACHEL CLARK:
> Date born 2: 1714, LOUISA COUNTY, VIRGINIA
> Died 2: June 10, 1792
>
> More About THOMAS MOORMAN:
> Date born 2: September 14, 1705
> Died 2: 1765, BEDFORD COUTNY, VIRGINIA
>
> Children of RACHEL CLARK and THOMAS MOORMAN are:
> i. ROBERT3 MOORMAN,; m. DOROTHY,
> ii. MARY MOORMAN, b. December 19, 1730; (1) BENJAMIN JOHNSON,; m. (2)
> JOHN MILLER,
> iii. ZACHARIAH MOORMAN, b. February 02, 1731/32;; m. (1)
> ELIZABETH TERRELL, m. (2) BETTY JOHNSON,.
> iv. CLARK TERRELL MOORMAN, b. 1734; dm. RACHEL HARRIS,
> v. MICAJAH CLARK MOORMAN, b. June 28, 1735; d. 1806; m.
> SUSANNAH CHILES,.
> vi. RACHEL CLARK MOORMAN, b. 1737;; m. STEPHEN GOGGINS,
> vii. ELIZABETH MOORMAN, b. February 02, 1737/38;
> viii. MILDRED MOORMAN, b. November 25, 1742; m. JAMES JOHNSON,.
> ix. ANDREW MOORMAN, b. 1743; m. (1) MOLLY GILL, m. (2)
> PRUDENCE GOODE ANDERSON.
> x. ACHILLES MOORMAN, b. 1744; m. FRANCES HERNDON,.
> xi. PLEASANT MOORMAN, b. 1745;
> xii. CHARLES MOORMAN, b. 1747; m. (1) REBECCA LEFTWICH, m. (2)
> NANCY HANCOCK,.
> xiii. AGATHA MOORMAN, b. 1749; d.; m. WILLIAM JOHNSON,.
>
>
>
> 3. MICAJAH2 CLARK (CHRISTOPHER1) was born September 16, 1718 in Hanover
> Co., Virginia, and died 1809 in Albemarle Co., Virginia. He married
JUDITH
> ADAMS October 1735 in Bedford, Amherst, Virginia. She was born October
> 1716, and died Aft. 1782.
>
> !Micajah Clark was a Revolutionary Soldier, as was his son Christopher
> Clark II.
> !The abstracts on the genealogy of this Clark family were taken from “My
> Ancestors and Descendants” by Carl B. Smith, 1967, printed at Tampa,
Florida
> by Rinaldi Printing Co., and “Early Clark-Clarke Clues, Compiled and
Published
> by Harry D. Roberts 29500 Heathercliff Road, 168 Malibu, CA 90265.
> !Micajah Clark, Sr., was the 5th child of Christopher and Penelope
(Bolling)
> Clark. Like his father, he was a large land owner and gave land to each
of
> his
> 12 children. He was well educated, as were all his childrfen. He was a
> surveyor and located two tracts of land in Bedford Co. for his friend,
Thomas
> Jefferson. He liked this land around the Peaks of Otters so much, he
bought
> three tracts which he gave to his sons, Christopher, Robert and one other.
A
> grandson said he built a small church near his home that was open to all
sects
> every Sunday. If no minister came, he would conduct a service. He was
called
> the “Quaker Preacher”. Most of the children joined the Society of Friends
but
> he did not join. When asked why he didn’t join some denomination, he
replied
> that he did not agree with any one of them entirely in doctrine or church
> government; that there was “good in all, but none all good” and he would
trust
> in the Mercy of his Savior and try to live up to his creed which was: “Do
all
> the good you can, avoid all the evil you can, trust and believe in God.
Man
> knows nothing.”
> Alexander Brown, in “Cabells and Their Kin’ says the Clarks were the first
> settlers of Albemarle, once part of Hanover, afterwards Louisa and the
records
> of the period in which it was one of the most prominent familes
(1748-1763)
> were lost–disappearing at the time of Tarleton’s raid and supposed to
have
> been destroyed by the British troops who took possession of the Court
House.
> Descendants have for many years hunted for Micajah’s Bible as they have
for
> the Great Bible of his father. It went to his namesake, Micajah, Jr., but
> cannot be traced. The list of the children of Macajah Clark, Sr. and wife
> Judith Adams, was taken from the family Bible in 1832 by Samuel T.
Moorman.
> In his own hand writing he states: “This memorandum I copied from the old
> family Bible of Micajah Clark.
> Also referred to “History of Albemarle Co.” by Woods for information.
>
>
>
> !Judith’s second husband was Mr. Oglesby.
> Her father was Col. Robert Adams.
> Her mother was Mourning Lewis.
>
>
> Children of MICAJAH CLARK and JUDITH ADAMS are:
> i. WILLIAM3 CLARK, b. Aft. 1735; m. JUDITH WOODSON CREEDLE.
>
> ii. CHRISTOPHER CLARK, b. February 20, 1736/37, Amherst; m.
> MILLICENT MILDRED TERRELL, March 13, 1757;.
>
> !Christropher Clark married Millicent Terrell 13 Mar. 1757. She was the
> daughter of David Terrell, Sr. and Agatha Chiles.
>
> iii. ROBERT CLARK, b. August 13, 1738; d. m. SUSAN HENDERSON,
> !Robert Clark married Susan Henderson, daughter of John Henderson, Sr.
> They moved to Bedford Co. and then to Clarke Co. KY and had 17 children.
> He was the first manufacturer of iron in Kentucky.
>
> iv. MOURNING CLARK, b. April 06, 1740;
>
> Notes for MOURNING CLARK:
> Mourning died unmarried.
>
> v. MICAJAH CLARK, b. February 27, 1740/41; m. MILDRED
MARTIN,
> February 21, 1776;
>
> vi. JOHN CLARK, b. December 26, 1743; m. MARY MOORE, b.
> January 12, 1747/48, Albemarle Co., Virginia; d. November 05, 1830.
> !Capt. John C.. Clark, Rev. Sol. served in the Revolutionay War in the 8th
> Regiment and was granted Virginia land for his service. He was the father
of
> Mary Moore Clark who married her cousin, David Clark.
>
> vii. EDWARD CLARK, b. December 17, 1745;.
> Edward died single
>
>
>
> 4. viii. PENELOPE CLARK, b. October 07, 1747, Albemarle Co.,
Louisa,
> Bedford Co.;
> ix. JUDITH CLARK, b. December 02, 1749; m. ANDREW MOORMAN,
> x. BOLLING CLARK, b. December 04, 1751; d. December 04,
1818;
> m. ELIZABETH CREEDLE.
>
> xi. ELIZABETH BETTY CLARK, b. January 14, 1754; JOSEPH
> ANTHONY, SR.,
>
> xii. JAMES CLARK, b. January 16, 1757; m. LUCY CREEDLE,
> 5. xiii. CRISTOPHER CLARK, b. April 20, 1737, AMHERST COUNTY,
VIRGINIA;
> d. WFT Est. 1738-1827.
> 6. xiv. ROBERT CLARK, b. August 15, 1738, ALBERMARLE COUNTY,
> VIRGINIA; d. April 10, 1810, CLARK COUNTY, KENTUCKY.
> xv. JOHN CLARK, b. December 26, 1745; d. m. MARY MOORE, b.
> January 12, 1747/48, Albemarle Co., Virginia; d. November 05, 1830.
>
> xvi. WILLIAM CLARK, b. September 04, 1782, ALBERMARLE COUNTY,
> VIRGINIA; d. October 27, 1800; m. JUDITH WOODSON CREEDLE,.
n Arundle Co, Md. Philip was employed as in Farmer. He resided 6 in “Portland Manor”, West River, Anne Arundel Co., Md.
Cassandra Skipwith Lady [Parents] was born 1 on 29 Oct 1678 in “Silverstone”, West River, Ann Arundle Co., Md. She died in 1746 in “Stone Hill”, Harford Co., Md. She was buried in 1746 in West River Mtg., Ann ArundleCo., Md. She married 2, 3, 4, 5 Philip Coale on 6 Apr 1697 in Home of George Skipwith, “Silverstone “, Ann Arundle Co, Md. She signed a will 6on 13 May 1746 in Probated, Baltimore Co., Md.
They had the following children:
FiCassandra Coale FiiMary Elizabeth Coale FiiiAnn Coale MivSkipwith Coale Capt. MvWilliam Coale

Christopher Clark Sr (1737 – 1805)
4th great-grandfather

Mourning Clark Key (1764 – 1840)
daughter of Christopher Clark Sr

Margaret Key (1794 – 1880)
daughter of Mourning Clark Key

Joshua Goode (1828 – )
son of Margaret Key

Charles K Goode (1877 – 1946)
son of Joshua Goode

Ben Cates Goode (1909 – 1980)
son of Charles K Goode

Evelyn Deloris Goode
You are the daughter of Ben Cates Goode

John Key 5th Great Grandfather


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John_ii2 Key (John_i1) was born in Amherst, Virginia 1710. He married Susannah Watts about 1730. Key and Allied Families by Lane page 177. Virginia Genealogist article by Marcus M. Key M.D. Bedford County, Virginia Marriage Records Family Group Sheet submitted by Emma E. Armstrong 54 South 6 East Salt Lake City, Utah University Stake 12th Ward. Virginia Genealogist Volume 18 Number 1 Page 11 The first known residence of John Key, Jr., in old Amherst County was in Lackey’s Thoroughfare, on a branch of Davis Creek. He bought 71 acres there in 1764 from Henry Key, who was identified as his brotheer, and added to it by patents in 1765. Amherst Virginia Deed Book A page 223. Patent Book 36 page 839-840. Joun Key, Jr. and James Lackey were ordered to survey for anew road in the area in 1766. Amherst County, Virginia Order Book 1766-1769 page 14. In 1770 he sold the remainder of this land in Lakcey’s Thoroughfare to John Craighead of Amherst County and bought 59 acres on the south side of Findlay Mountain near the Glades. Deed Book C page 35 37. William Hansbrough, John Key, Jr., and others from this area were ordered to survey for a new road in 1774, and in 1776 there was a referecnce to John Key’s lines near Purgatory Swamp (below Findley Gap). Deed Book D page 337 Deed Book C page 55. John Key Jr was appointed surveyor of the road from Findlay MOuntain across the Glades to Swan Creek Mountain. Order Book 1773-1782 page 187. In November 1777 John and Agnes Key Jr sold their land (Deed Book D page 463) and probably moved to Bedford County soon thereafter, because in 1778 John Ken Jr was replaced as a road surveyor. (Order Book 1773-1782 page 217) The first tax record of John Key (Jr No longer used) in Bedford County in 1782, for six slaves and 427 acres acres, location unknown. Bedford County Personal property and land tax list) In 1783 he purchased 440 acres on the Staunton (upper Roanoke) River in Bedford County, probably near Hales’s Ford Which he and his wife sold to John Hook of Franklin County in 1788. Deed Book 8 page 110. Augusta County Virginia Deed Book page 129 21 Nov 1772 John Keys and Agnes to Walter Smiley Smelly on West side of South River a branch of James River delivered land to Mr Smiley 10 Feb 178. The Virginia Genealogist page 98 The first record of John Key Senior in Amherst County was in 1768, when Henry Key undertook (acted as surety) for him in a lawsuit. Also in 1768, he deeded his personal estate to his present wife Susannah, and her children, which indicated that he had been married previously. Amherst County records show that John Key Senior and the witnesses to his 1768 deed poll were closely associated with Henry Key and John Key, Junior. One of the witnesses William Hansbrough, lived near Henry Key John Key Jr and James Nevill in the Glades of old Amherst County and was the father in law of William Key, a witness with Henry Key and John Key, Jr. to Amherst County deeds in 1770 and 1772. John Rees, the other witness, also lived in this area and in 1767-1768 when he was involved in a lawsuit, Henry undertook for him. The last record of John Key Senior was in 1769 when he initiated a lawsuit in Amherst County Chancery Court. Susannah Key paid taxes on 100 acres in Amherst County in 1783 and 1785 as the head of a family of nine and in the personal property tax list for the Amerhst District corresponding to what is Now Nelson County) of Amherst County, for zero to two and later zero white males between 1782 and 1802. The personal property tax lists for 1788 and 1794 show that she was the mother of Dabney and Thomas. Dabney was probably born about 1767, based on first in the “over 21” column of the tax lists. Susannah Key’s maiden name is said to have been Watts possible the Watts family of Spotsylvania and Albemarle counties, which has many gaps in its genealogy Edward Watts (ca 1675-1750 patented land in St George’s Parish, Spotsylvania County in 1728 andlieft issue: Thomas (1695-1749) Edward ca 1698-1760, David 1702-1767, William 1704-1760 and John 1710=1765. from Charles B Heinemann, Watts Families Descended from early immigrants who settled in the Tidewater area or Virginia. David was a neighbor of John Key Senior of Albemarel County and owned adjoining land in that part of Louisa County which became Albemarle in 1761. Edward Watts was involved ina lawsuit with John Peartree Burks, Robert Davis and Samuel Jordan all Cabell in laws. Amherst County, Virginia Marriage Records John Key Belinda Milstred 15 Jul 1757 Father Martin Key Daughter of Elizabeth Martin Key Jr Not Named 17 Dec 1773 Thomas Key Frances Garrat(Spinster) May 4, 1773 William Waller Key Elizabeth Alford 20 Dec 1790 John Clements Jane Mills Key 20 Auy 1787 (Consent of father Martin Key) James Letcher Milly Key 6 Jan 1771 Father Henry Key John_ii Key and Susannah Watts had the following children: + 6 i. John Iii3 Key was born about 1731. 7 ii. George Key was born in Of Albemarle, Va about 1732. 8 iii. Judith Key was born in Of Albemarle, Va about 1733. 9 iv. Joseph Key was born in Of Albemarle, Va about 1734. 10 v. Price Key was born in , Va 1735. 11 vi. Barbara Ann Key was born in Of Albemarle, Va about 1736. 12 vii. Mildred Key was born in Of Albemarle, Va about 1738. 13 viii. William Waller Key was born in Of Albemarle, Va about 1739. He married Elizabeth Alford in Amherst, Va, December 20, 1790. 14 ix. Elizabeth Key was born in Of Albemarle, Va about 1742. 15 x. Martin Key was born in Of Albemarle, Va about 174

Description of John Key posted on Ancestry by descendant Gene Key
The description given of John Key Born 1696 who married Martha Tandy. This was found in his Revolutionary War Records — “John Key was 6’6″ tall, thin, red complexion and had a Queer Looking Face.” Of course, the word queer had a different meaning back in his day — he just looked different. And, John Key perhaps has more descendents than just about any other Colonial Virginia Key. – Gene Key [10]

Present day “Key West.” This home was built on the site of “Key West” of 1732 which was the home of John and Martha Tandy Key. It is on the banks of the Rivanna River in Charlottesville, Virginia at 405 Key West Drive.

Key West

Chiminey on Key Land pre 1930
John Key Obit

John Key (1696 – 1765)
5th great-grandfather

Martin Tandy Key (1715 – 1791)
son of John Key

William Bibb Key (1759 – 1836)
son of Martin Tandy Key

Margaret Key (1794 – 1880)
daughter of William Bibb Key

Joshua Goode (1828 – )
son of Margaret Key

Charles K Goode (1877 – 1946)
son of Joshua Goode

Ben Cates Goode (1909 – 1980)
son of Charles K Goode

Evelyn Deloris Goode
You are the daughter of Ben Cates Goode

Martin Tandy Key 4th Great Grandfather


Martin Tandy Rev

Martin Key, Sr., lived in the 1770’s near Point of Fork in present Fluvanna
County, Virginia and was the county’s first sheriff (1777). Later he moved to
property he owned on the Rivanna River adjoining land owned by Thomas
Jefferson. After his death in 1791, his widow frequently sold corn, oats and fowls
to Jefferson in the period form 1792 – 1804. There are also other Key’s, including
Walter and James (probably Martin’s sons) listed in Thomas Jefferson’s account
books as having sold corn to him during this time.
Martin Key, Sr. was an active purchaser of land and acquired an estate of several
thousand acres located between Southwest Mountain and the Rivanna, from
Edgemont on the Barboursville Road to the bend of the river below the Free
Bridge, in Albemarle County, Virginia. He patented land there in 1743, 1746 and
about 1784, and was given some of his father’s land in 1758. He acquired 1,350
acres in Fluvanna County, Virginia which was formed from Albemarle County.
Martin was one of the first vestrymen of Fluvanna Parish. About 1779 he returned
to the Southwest Mountain area of Albemarle County, where he succeeded to his
father’s home (“Key West”) and estate.
Reverend Francis Asbury was entertained as a guest in Martin Key’s home several
times while riding the Methodist circuit in Virginia. Later, however, in 1785,
another Methodist bishop, Reverend Thomas Coke, found Martin Key
inhospitable and was severely critical of him.
Martin Key was a planter and a large slave owner (he had sixty slaves in 1782),
and it was probably the abolitionist viewpoint of some of the clergy that caused
him to “shut his door against the preachers”.
Ann (Bibb) Key, daughter of Thomas Bibb, continued to live in Albemarle
County until about 1804, and then moved to Orange County, Va., where she died
about 1815.
Source: The Keys of Key West, Albemarle Co., Va.; Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 8,
Oct-Dec. 1964, pgs. 177 – 180, by Marcus M. Key; The Virginia Genealogist, Vol.
18, Apr. – Jun. 1974, pg. 102; The Virginia Gen. Vol. 29, July-Sep, 1985; Key and
Allied Families by Mrs. Julian C. Lane; Barbara Milligan, Administrator Ass’t. –
Monticello (Home of T. Jefferson); Martin Key, Sr’s. will 1785; Albemarle
County in Virginia, by Rev. Edgar Woods. pg. 245.
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Martin Key built a house north of Red Bud Creek, known today as “Windy
Knowe”. It states in Historic Homes of Charlottesville, that the house was
originally built as a hunting lodge and place of carousal by a number of
Englishmen and Martin Key. The house, or hunting lodge, originally consisted of
one large room, with a smaller one above. The house is located about one half
mile north of John Key’s house, now called “Franklin” and is just off State Hwy.
20, or Elks Drive. Elk’s Drive was once “Old Stoney Point Road”. Mr. and Mrs.
Frederick Nolting lived in the house in 1980. A complete handwritten copy of
Martin Key’s will is available.
Martin Key’s WILL, dated April 14, 1791, was made in Fredericksville Parish,
Albemarle, Co., Virginia. It lists land, money, and slaves to be given to certain of
his children. One son, Henry, was willed 340 acres provided he “entirely declines
the vicious practices of gaming and excessive drinking.”
Martin Key, Sr. – Albemarle Co., Virginia. Prov. 1791. Mentions wife, Anne,
Sons: John, Martin, Tandy, Joshua, William Bibb, Henry, Jesse, James, Walter and
Thomas. Daughters: Elizabeth Daniel, and Martha. Grandson, Jesse, son of John.
(Key Court Records). (Kenneth N. Key has a copy of the Will).
Martin Key, Sr., was also concerned about the education of his youngest son,
Walter. Martin Jr. and John were lawyers. Many of Martin’s sons were
instrumental in the layout and building of roads and bridges in the area, as noted
in Historic Roads of Virginia, concerning the Three Notched Road.
Source: The Keys of Albemarle, James Leonard Owens, Oakman, Alabama.
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Windy Knoll Mtn Lodge

Originally the property of John Key, Sr. (1696 – after 1758) “Windie Knowe” stood near his mansion house “Key West”‘ which was built on land he patented in 1732 – 1741, on Albemarle County, Virginia. “Windie Knowe” was a kind of gentleman’s lodge.
Martin Key, eldest son of John Key, Sr., fell heir to this property, and later his son, Martin Key, Jr., inherited it, whose widow sold it to Richmond Terrell about 1840.
“Windie Knowe”, today (1950), is among the many places of interest and beauty given in “Jefferson’s Albemarle” a guide to Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville, Virginia, page 121: Four tenths of a mile from “Windie Knowe” is the entrance to the Site of Key West, occupied now by a mid – nineteenth – century dwelling. Here stood once the mansion house built by John Key, Sr., on the land he patented in 1732 – 1741.
This picture of “Windie Knowe” was copied from the one which appears in Mary Rawlings book, “Ante-Bellum Albemarle” which is in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. and contributed to this book of the Key Family records by: Marcus M. Key, Jr. of Ind. and NewYork and Mrs. John E. Dance (Frances Pyron Dance) of Atlanta, GA, October, 1950.

Tandy Key Home

Martin Tandy Key (1715 – 1791
4th great-grandfather

William Bibb Key (1759 – 1836)
son of Martin Tandy Key

Margaret Key (1794 – 1880)
daughter of William Bibb Key

Joshua Goode (1828 – )
son of Margaret Key

Charles K Goode (1877 – 1946)
son of Joshua Goode

Ben Cates Goode (1909 – 1980)
son of Charles K Goode

Evelyn Deloris Goode
You are the daughter of Ben Cates Goode

William Bibb Key 3rd Great Grandfather


American Revolutionary Soilder“WILLIAM BIBB KEY, b. Albemarle Co., Va., Oct. 2, 1759; d. Dec 7, 1836, Elbert Co., Ga. Served as a REV. SOLDIER. Received bounty grant of land for his services. Married Mourning Clark, b. Aug. 12, 1764 (dau. of CHRISTOPHER CLARK, REV. SOLDIER of Ga., and his wife Millicent Terrell).
Children:
1. Charles, b. 1784; mar. Mary Ann Clark.
2. Martha, mar. Nicholas Good.
3. James, b. 1788; mar. Rebecca Grizzle.
4. Milly, b. 1790; mar. Humphrey Posey.
5. Nancy, mar. Simeon Glenn.
6. Elizabeth, mar. Thomas Bell.
7. Margaret, mar. Thomas Good.
8. Keturah, mar. James Hamm.
9. Mary (Polly), mar. Joseph Bell.
10. Henry, d. y.
11. Thomas, d. y.
12. Susan, b. 1799; mar. James Bell, Jr.
13. Jane, b. 1801; mar. John Grizzle.
14. Sarah, b. 1803; mar. Thomas C. Elliott.
15. Lucy, b. 1809; mar. Nathan Mattox.”
Source: McCall, Mrs. Howard H., Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia (Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004), Volume III, page 136.

William Bibb Key married Mourning Clark on 23 Dec 1782 in Albemarle County, Virginia, USA.

When William Bibb Key died he was buried in the Key Family Cemetery. His burial is marked with a ledger stone. He and his wife had been married nearly 54 years.

William Bibb Key is listed on the Revolutionary War Soldiers Memorial monument in Elbert County, Georgia which was dedicated on November 11, 1994 by the Stephen Heard Chapter of the NSDAR.

Inscription:
In Memory of WM. B. KEY Who was born In Albemarle Co., Virginia
October 2nd, 1759
And Died in Elbert Co., Georgia
December 7th, 1836
Aged 77 years, 2 months & 5 days
—–
Erected by N. & L. Mattox, 1850

The Pictures below were taken at a recent grave marking for William Bibb Key. The Sons Of The American Revolution placed the marker September 2, 2017

Note: One of the only two identifiable graves in this cemetery.
Burial:
Key Family Cemetery
Elbert County
Georgia, USA20170902_134042 20170902_13404620170902_13410020170902_141520

William Bibb Key (1759 – 1836)
3rd great-grandfather

Margaret Key (1794 – 1880)
daughter of William Bibb Key

Joshua Goode (1828 – )
son of Margaret Key

Charles Key Goode (1877 – 1946)
son of Joshua Goode

Ben Cates Goode (1909 – 1980)
son of Charles K Goode

Evelyn Deloris Goode
You are the daughter of Ben Cates Goode

Finding my Roots/Key branch


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History of the Key Family

When surnames were brought into use not every person could read or write, merely pronounce their names, and we find various ways in which all surnames are spelt, caused by the persons writing them and by provincial or dialectic pronunciation, which accounts for many of the variations in the spelling of key (Kei, Kee, Kea, Kay, Keese, keyes and so on.)

The earliest records of the family are found in England. On the Fabric Roll of York Minister and the wills and inventories, John Kay appears, and on the Old Hundred Rolls, Jordan Kay’s name is inscribed. Later records show that a Nicholas Kay (1420) lived near London and who was probably the father of John Key, the poet laureate of Edward IV. This John Key is noted as having committed to posterity an English prose translation of a Latin history of the siege of Roads, in the title of which, dedicating his work to Edward IV, in 1442 he called himself “hys humble Poet Laureate.”

Thomas Key, son of Gilbert Key of Kent, resided in Forest Place, where he died about 1525. He left issue among who was Richard Key, Sergt.-at-arms to Henry VIII, and Capt. Sandgate Castle 1540. Richard Key married Mrs. Mildred Diggs, daughter of Sir John Scott and the widow of John Diggs. Richard and Mildred Key had the following children: Thomas, William, Edward, Reginald, and Sibbell.

Thomas Key,(1540-1578), son of Richard was Queen Elizabeth’s Sergeant Porter. He married (1)___? and had two children Thomas and Isabell Key. In August 1565, he secretly married Mary Grey, a maid of honor at Queens Court. She was the daughter of Henry and Francis (Brandon) Grey and granddaughter of Charles Brandon Duke of Suffolk, and his wife Mary daughter of Henry VII, and sister of Lady Jane Grey. (Reg. Dictionary of National Biography Vol. 31, p. 87.)

John Kaye of Woodsome, who was advanced to the dignity of baronet by King Charles1,Feb.4, 1641.

John Key of Milcombe in Oxfordshire, had two sons (Probably others), Richard and Josiah. The latter applied in 1688 for a grant of arms, and his petition was supported by Lord Clarendon in whose service he was, and by John Thornicroft who married Josiah’s daughter and heir, Elizabeth Key. Josiah
is described as a man of good repute and ample fortune, well able to support the charges and position of a gentlemen. The petition was granted. The coat-ofarms conferred being; argent, two bendlets humetty purpure. Josiah Key died in 1695 leaving a sum of money to his brother Richard, and his estate to his son-in-law, John Thornicroft. In 1701, the later petitioned to leave the bendlets in the arms, granted to his late father-in-law, changed from purpure to stable, and his petition was granted but Sir Arthur of Yorkshire, who bore two bendlets sable, opposed the grant as the new arms resembled his own too closely. Accordingly in 1704, the Earl Marshall granted to the Key; Argent two bendlets pean (black and gold fur), the bendlets being know longer huetty.

Richard, son of John Key of Oxfordshire, England married Mary Cartwright, and had issue, vis: Phillip, born in Loundon, March 21,1696, Henry and perhaps other children.* Henry and Phillip came to America and settled on the north bank of the Potomac River, near Leonardtown, Henry is said to have died young and unmarried. Phillip was the great grandfather of Francis Scott Key, the author of the “Star-Spangled Banner.”

THE KEY EMIGRANTS

“God sifted many nations that He might bring good seed into this wilderness.”

From the very beginning of the English settlement in America we find among the colonists, the name Key and from then until 1720 there were at least seventy-five emigrants of the Key family. of whom were John Key of Main, Robert and Solomon of Massachusetts, John and Moses of Pennsylvania, William, Peter, and Phillip in Maryland, Daniel, Thomas, Adam, William, Martin, and Robert in Virginia, and John, William, and Thomas in the Barbados. They were decedents from a long line of noble ancestry, distinguished in the military annals of their kingdom from the days of the first Crusade.

Those Pioneers of this Country, with their heroic virtues helped to make the wilderness to blossom as a rose and become the greatest habitation on the face of the globe for us who now enjoy its bountiful inheritance, Surely,

“Theirs were deeds which should not pass away,
And their names which must not Wither.”

Source: Key And Allied Families – By Mrs. Julian C. Lane

Mary Ann Fouracres Trigg 6th Great Grandmother 1738-1796


Flag of MarylandMary Ann Fouracres (Foreacres)
b. c1738 d.1796

Finding information about any of our ancestors requires some digging. Often they remain merely names and dates of birth and death. This situation is particularly true in regard to women.

In times past historians were sometimes negligent in recording information about women. Unless a woman was a ruler, very little beyond name, birth, and death made the pages of public records—much less history books. Of course we must remember that for centuries women were considered chattel. Even fairly near to our own time the comment was made that “a lady’s name should only appear in the newspaper three times: when she is born, when she marries, and when she dies.”

Nevertheless, women have played an important part in making our history and our family what it is today. One such woman is our ancestor Mary Ann Fouracres. Though “just a woman” she shows the importance of ancestors in general and the courage and brains of one particular woman.

Parents

Mary Ann Fouracres was born in St. Luke’s Parish, Queen Anne, Maryland in c1738. She was the daughter of John Fouracres/Foreacres (b. 1714 d. 1756) and Sarah Eleanor Halts.(nd) John was born in Delaware, but after his marriage in Maryland on July 13, 1735, he and Sarah made their home in that colony. John was a planter who within five years owned one hundred acres of land in MD. John Fouracres served as a private in the MD colonial militia under Capt. James Brown.

Mary Ann was one of several children. Her siblings were Elizabeth, John, Jr., and Isaac. John and Sarah had two other children who either died in infancy or whose names are unknown.

The Adventure

As a young girl, Mary Ann had an adventure that has been retold for over 250 years. For some reason in about 1750 when she was around twelve years old, Mary Ann was not living with her own family but with a neighbor lady. We are not told why the girl did not live with her family, but it was customary in those days to apprentice young men to craftsmen to learn a trade, and for young girls to serve as maids or helpers in neighboring homes. This was especially so in the case of neighbors who were older women or for those recovering from childbirth. Mary was the second child of six, so her family might have needed the money she would have made as a helper or they might have allowed her to stay with the woman as a kindness.

One day the lady sent Mary Ann to her nearest neighbor’s house. That nearest neighbor lived three miles away, and to get there, the girl had to go through a heavily wooded area and across a creek. Mary Ann made the trip just fine. She accomplished her errand and started her trip back to her mistress’s house.

On the way home she heard the unmistakable cry of a mountain lion or panther some distance behind her. It seemed to be on the same road or path she was traveling. Mary Ann grew frightened. Perhaps the animal was stalking her.

The twelve year old began to run as quickly as she could. Behind her she could still hear the panther. Its cries were getting louder. It was gaining on her. What could she do? She knew that she could not possibly outrun the panther. It would be on her before she could get home. Suddenly she saw the creek before her, and an idea came to her mind. She waded out into the water and then downstream for as far as she dared. She saw a tree growing in the water or near its edge and quickly climbed up into the thickest part of its branches, covering herself as best she could with the boughs and leaves.

Very shortly after she had hidden herself, Mary Ann peeked through the leaves. To her horror she saw that what she had feared was true. A panther moved steadily down the path to the creek. He sniffed the ground then moved into the water and crossed to the other side. There he tried to pick up the girl’s trail again. Of course he couldn’t find the trail because Mary Ann had gone downstream, not across it. She sat silently, holding her breath while she waited to see what the panther would do. All the time the panther kept screaming his awful cries. Luckily the wind was blowing downstream so the panther could not detect Mary Ann’s scent.

Mary Ann could see the panther clearly. She watched his search and listened to his cries. Finally the beast appeared to give up and wandered slowly away, up the valley. Again Mary Ann was lucky in that the panther kept up its fearful screams. When the cries became faint, the girl assumed that the time was safe to try to escape. She quickly climbed down the tree and ran home to her mistress.

Mary Ann’s life was fairly tame after that horrible adventure.

Marriage and Family

In 1757 when she was about nineteen years old, she married Clemant Trigg, Jr. son of Clemant Trigg and his wife, Sarah Bullett, Six years later the couple moved into Gloven Hall which was located on 75 acres of land in MD. Clement and his brother had purchased the house and a larger holding of land when their father fell on misfortune. The elder Trigg was heavily into debt with London merchants. He absconded in the middle of the night, leaving his land holdings to fall wherever they might. The county condemned, seized, and appraised the land, preparing it for public sale. Clement, Jr. and his brother Jeremiah bought the property and divided it between the two of them as an “inheritance” from their father.

Clement was a planter like Mary Ann’s father. They continued to live at Gloven Hall throughout the major portion of their marriage, and reared ten children there: Mary, Elizabeth, James, William, Drucilla, Joshua, Rhoda, Simeon, Sarah, and Samuel. Mary Ann’s second child, Elizabeth Trigg grew up to marry Timothy Ragan (1747-?). It is from Elizabeth that we descend.

In 1776 the Triggs appeared on the Church Census for Prince George Co., MD. Sometime between that date and 1 Feb1779, the family moved to Caswell Co., NC. On Feb 1, 1779, Clement made an entry for 1640 acres of land on the waters of Fish Pond in Caswell Co., NC. Unfortunately, Clement died shortly thereafter, and by October 21, 1779, the state issued a warrant for the survey of the land for Mary Ann Trigg, Clement’s widow.1735-17 Mysteriously, on 13 Oct 1783 the state crossed out Mary Ann’s name and re-inserted Clement Trigg Why would they have done that? Clement had been dead for four years. The chain carriers for the survey were R. Gebron and Timothy Ragan, Clement’s son in law. Is there any significance to Timothy being a chain bearer?

Later Life

After Clement Trigg died, Mary remarried . Her new husband’s name was Thomas Hatsfield, Other than his name, nothing seems to be known about this man. He, like Clement, also predeceased Mary. The marriage was a short one, for by 1786 Mary Ann was a widow who was listed at the head of household in the State Census of NC. Mary herself died ten years later in 1796 in Caswell, NC at fifty-eight years of age.

Mary’s Ann Fouracres’ life was a normal one with the exception of the panther adventure. That adventure, however, shows us how important ancestors are. If that panther had killed Mary Ann, and if she had died when she was 12 years old, she could not have grown up to marry and have children. None of us who descended from her would be here today. Lucky for us Mary Ann was smart enough to save herself.

Elizabeth Faye Trigg (1760 – 1825)
5th great-grandmother
Richard Reagan (1776 – 1829)
son of Elizabeth Faye Trigg
Daniel Wesley Reagan (1803 – 1892)
son of Richard Reagan
Richard Reason Reagan (1830 – 1912)
son of Daniel Wesley Reagan
Nancy Elizabeth Reagan (1849 – 1931)
daughter of Richard Reason Reagan
Martha Elizabeth Abbott/Whitaker/Goode (1872 – 1911)
daughter of Nancy Elizabeth Reagan
Ben Cates Goode (1909 – 1980)
son of Martha Elizabeth Abbott/Whitaker/Goode
Evelyn Deloris Goode
You are the daughter of Ben Cates Goode

Col.Thomas Jefferson Goode 4th Great Uncle


Thomas Jefferson Goode-Continental Soldier
Posted 03 May 2018 by EvelynMiller1939
The following is summerized from THE HOUSE OF GOODE by Louise Goode Shannon.
On 26 February 1776 at the age of sixteen, Thomas Goode enlisted as a private with the Continental Forces. He was assigned to Capt. Samuel Hopkins’ Company of Col. Mordecai Buckner’s Sixth Virginia Regiment for a term of two years. He stated that he entered the war with zeal and quit, he conscientiously believes, with honor and credit to himself. Thomas was discharged on 26 February 1778. Later he would be posthumously honored with a historical marker on the site of his Covington, Tennessee home. According to his records he was hospitalized at Trenton and was at Yorktown when Corwallis surrendered in October 1781. He was discharged at Valley Forge.
Thomas and Sarah married on 29 May 1753. Thirty years later in 1783, they moved to Rutherford County, North Carolina to be near Sarah’s widowed mother, who had moved earlier. Thomas owned and operated a water mill, being situated on Floyd’s and Dilles Creek. The mill was used to grind corn into cornmeal for himself and neighbors. The neighbors would pay Thomas with a percentage of the corn or the meal. He then exchanged that for cash with those who had not planted a corn crop.
On August 9, 1805 Thomas sold all his land to Robert Goode and Barnett Seay, and the family moved to Jefferson County, Alabama. By the fall of 1826 Thomas and Sarah had moved to Tipton County, Tennessee to the town of Covington. They remained in Covington until their deaths in 1846.
A transcription of Thomas’ will is as follows:
I, Thomas Goode, being very old and infirm in body but of sound mind and memory and wishing to make other and different disposition of my worldly effects, them that regulated by the laws of the land, do make and publish this my last will and testament as follows:
First, I wish all my just debts if any and funeral expenses to be paid out of any money or property of which I may die possessed.
Second, As I have already at different times given to all my children, except those herein after named, their respective full and equal portions of my estate or more, it is my wish and desire that the whole of property and money of which I am at this time possessed, shall be divided to witt. I will and bequeath to my daughter Addilisa Clifton my pied or red and white spotted heifer. To my son Thomas Jefferson Goode I give and bequeath one bedstead, feather bed and furniture, and the white no horn cow. And owing to the present bodily affliction of my daughter Maranda Greer, and as some return for her trouble and the instant kind and affectionate attention she has bestowed both upon myself and her mother during our infirm old age, I will and bequeath to her all the remainder of my property, money, and effects of every kind and description after the satisfaction of the above named bequests embracing my house and lot in Covington to her and her heirs forever, to do with and dispose of as she may think proper.
Lastly, I do hereby appoint my daughter Maranda Greer executrix of this my last will & testament for the due execution of which, it is my wish that she shall not be required by the court to give security to her bond.
In testimony of which I hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this 26th day of November.
Signed & acknowledged in our presence the day and date above written R. H Munfore, R.I. Mitchell.
On June 5, 1993, Thomas was honored with the placing of a historical marker at the site of his home in Covington, Tennessee.

Thomas Jefferson Goode

Col THOMAS Jefferson Sr Goode (1760 – 1846)
4th great-uncle

Edward Goode III (1719 – 1796)
father of Col THOMAS Jefferson Sr Goode

Joseph Goode (1745 – 1828)
son of Edward Goode III

Thomas Goode (1791 – 1858)
son of Joseph Goode

Joshua Goode (1828 – )
son of Thomas Goode

Charles K Goode (1877 – 1946)
son of Joshua Goode

Ben Cates Goode (1909 – 1980)
son of Charles K Goode

Evelyn Deloris Goode
You are the daughter of Ben Cates Goode

JOHN OGLE NOTES


Notes

Young John Ogle early became aware of the difficulties which his family were likely to experience after the Restoration, and he undoubtedly had heard tales of adventures in the New World; and so when the opportunity was presented to him him, John Ogle joined Colonel Nicolls’ expedition, bound for America.

In March 1664, the whole of the territory in America occupied by the Dutch on the Atlantic seaboard was granted by Charles II to his brother, the Duke of York, on the plea that it was British soil by right of discovery. On 25 May 1664, Colonel Nicolls, with four ships, 300 soldiers and 450 men, sailed from Portsmouth. The expedition arrived at New Amsterdam, and without firing a shot, Governor Stuyvesant surrendered the town on 29 August and promptly changed the name to New York.

Delaware had been origanally settled by Swedes, who quarrelled with the Dutch, who built Fort Casimir 6 miles from the Swedish Fort Christiana. In 1654 Governor Rising brought a large number of colonists from Sweden; he took Fort Casimir, renaming it Fort of the Holy Trinity, in honor of the day of capture. Governor Stuyvesant, who later came down from New Amsterdam and recaptured the fort, renamed it New Amstel.

John Ogle, who had served under Captain Carr in Delaware, became a permanent resident of White Clay Creek Hundred, named from the deposits of white clay found along its banks. John Ogle first resided at New Castle, where he was a large land-buyer; he afterwards lived at various sites on his extensive holdings. He commenced acquiring land at an early date, probably as soon as the confusion of the conquest and the settlement of Indian troubles permitted it.

The first grant that John Ogle received was in February 1666, from Governor Nicolls, who had empowered the officers of Delaware to dispose of ‘implanted’ land there for the best advantage of the inhabitants. The parcel known as Muscle Cripple was granted to Sgt Thomas Wollaston, John Ogle, John Hendricks and Herman Johnson. It consisted of a part of 300 acres and was bounded by a creek at the head of Bread and Cheese Island and also by the plantations of Hans Bones and James Crawford. Sgt Wollaston had been a comrad in arms, as had James Crawford of the adjoining plantation. James Crawford, having gained some knowledge of medicine in the army, was known as ‘Doctor’ on the early assessment rolls. His daughter Mary was later to marry into the Ogle family. Crawford was one of the heroes of the Nicolls expedition, his grant specifically stating that it was given ‘in consideration of the good service performed by James Crawford, a soldier’.

The story of John Ogle is closely bound up whith that of his friends Thomas Wollaston and James Crawford, who took a liking to young Ogle and formed a friendship which continued throughout their lives.

The three friends settled on nearby plantations in New Castle County, where their wives survived them. The Records of the Court of Newcastle give a picture of their lives after 1676.

The three are the foundation of the Ogle genealogy. John Ogle’s son Thomas married Mary Crawford, daughter of James. Wollastaon connections appear in the fourth and fifth generations. Joseph Ogle married Priscilla Wollaston, and their son Samuel married Deborah Wollaston.

An eye-witness account of the events of June 1675 has revealed something of the character of John Ogle of that period – swashbuckling, rash and reckless, with an amount of courage appropriate to the rough and tumble frontier environment. He was not one to be imposed on, especially by one of the Dutch who certainly did not amount to much in the eys of His Majesty’s soldiers. Under order of the Governor-General, the magistrates met at New Castle on 4 June 1675, and decided that it would be necessary to build a road across the marsh and to build a dyke in the marsh next to the town. Another dyke across Hans Block’s marsh was also thought necessary, and the inhabitants were orderd to assist in the project by contributing labour or money. The project was strenuously opposed by the settlers because the dyke across Hans Block’s marsh was an improvement to private property. John Ogle was a leader of the objectors and peremptorily informed the magistrates that no dykes at all would be built under any such unfair conditions. His objections stirred the people to great excitement in the church where the public meeting was held; and Ogle was put out of the church. Mathys Smith and the Rev. Jacobus Fabricius took up the cause and as a result Ogle and Fabricius were arrested. They were confined in a boat which was anchored nearby, where they continued their public imprecations. Excitement was high, and they were eventually released. Later Hans Block encountered Ogle on the street and was told that if the Finns had been drunk no good would have come from the incident. It was an affront to constituted authority and called for severe disciplinary measures.

Conditions in New Castle were not good at that time; carousals, fights and robberies were the order of the day, and it wasn’t a safe place for a stranger. William Edmunsdon, ‘a Public Friend’ visiting there, found it difficult to secure lodgings, ‘the inhabitants being chiefly Dutch and Finns addicted to drunkenness’, who refused to take him in, even though he had money.

Special warrants were issued by the Governor against Fabricius and Ogle, who with others had signed a remonstrance. The two chief trouble makers were ordered to appear in the August Court, and the other signers before a later court. Fabricius appeared and the proceedings resulted in the unfrocking of the troublesome person; Ogle, who conveniently fell sick, failed to appear, and no further action was taken against him.

After the excitement of the summer of 1675, Ogle proceeded to acquire more land, and the tract known as Hampton, on the south side of St. George’s Creek, consisting of 300 acres, was confirmed to him by Governor Andross on 5 November 1675.

New Castle court records reveal that in February 1676 Ogle accused one of the Dutch residents of stealing his heiffer. As one of the jurmen was Thomas Wollaston, the outcome was predictable.

The above incident marked the beginning of a series of court proceedings which involved John Ogle and James Crawford for the rest of their lives. Ogle was an extensive producer of tobacco, and like other planters he was continually involved in financial and other difficulties. Little ready money changed hands in those days, and the barter system was the common way of doing business.

Various deeds of the period after 1678 record transfers of extensive tracts of land to a number of Ogle’s associates; among them, Swart Neuton’s Island was transferred to John Darby of Maryland, and other lands to John Test and to Augustine Dixon.

In 1675 the Governor ordered the construction of highways, and the inhabitants of New Castle and the surrounding area, and on the south side of Christiana Creek were made responsible for constructing a highway from New Castle to Red Lyon between the first of January and the end of Frebruary. The highway was to be a good passable one, twelve feet wide, and John Ogle was appointed overseer of the residenst around Christiana Creek.

On 25 August 1680, Thomas Wollaston of White Clay Creek wrote a letter to John Briggs of West Jersey which he gave to John Ogle for delivery. Wollaston had a debt of three years standing against Briggs. Ogle made the journey, stopping in New York, where 27 August he made an affidavit concerning the transaction. The affidavit began: ‘John Ogle, aged thirty-two or thereabouts, . . . . .

The incident itself is not important, but Ogle’s statement of his approximate age has been of crucial importance to ogle genealogy, as without it, it would have been impossible to connect him with absolute certainty to his Northumberland Family.

In November 1681 Ogle received a court order to take up 200 acres of land for each of his two sons, Thomas and John Ogle, and on 27 December 435 acres, called the ‘Fishing Place’, on Christiana Creek were surveyed on the warrant. On August of the following year, Northampton, a tract of 200 acres in White Clay Creek Hundred was surveyed for Ogle. On 14 October 1683 more acres in Mill Creek Hundred were surveyed for him, and on 8 December Eagles Point in White Clay Creek Hundred was also surveyed. This ended the accumulation of the original Ogle acreage, for in 1683 John Ogle died.

Source: ‘Smoky Mountain Clans’, Donald B. Reagan, 1978, p 128b. ‘The English Origin of John Ogle’, Francis Hamilton Hibbard, 1967, p 9-14. ‘Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne’s Descendants’, Langston & Buck, 1986, p 199.

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