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Terry Mason's Family History Site

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Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Deborah Borden

REF: George Braden Roberts, GENEALOGY OF JOSEPH PECK & SOME RELATED FAMILIES; ; State College, PA. 1955; ; Family History Library Book 929.273 P334r, Fiche 6049146.

BIOGRAPHY: Family History Records; ; compiled by Michael S. Cole, [HYPERLINK http://www.thecolefamily.com/hobby/ahnentafel.htm#ahnentafel ] ; ; copy dated 26 Jan 1994 sent to T Mason; NOTES: "Wm & Mary Quarterly," Oct 1931, p 328. 8 children (not listed).

WILL: [HYPERLINK http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hendrycousins/wills/1790/debborhen.html ]

Frederick Co.,VA. , will book #6, pgs. 469-472
"In the name of God amen, I Deborah Hendry of this county of Frederick, and state of Virginia, being aged and weak in body but of perfect mind and mimory thanks bee to god, calling to mind the mortality of my body do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner following, I recommend my soul unto the hand of the almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buryed in decent manner at the descretion of my executors, and with respect to such worldly estate wherewith god hath been pleased to bless me in this life. I give and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

Itum it is my will and deseir that the tract of land containing two hundred acres whereon I now live should be sold at the highest price that can be got for it and when and when the executors is paid for their trouble of selling the two hundred acres the remainder of the money is to be equally divid as followeth Viz. three parts of the money equally divided between my three sons Viz. William Hendry Abraham Hendry and Isaac Hendry and the fourth part that should have been my deceased sons George Hendrys right to be equally divided between my four daughters Viz. Betty Borden, Rebecah Duncan, Nancy Worley and Mary Umfries agreeable to the last will and testament made by my husband George Hendry decast

Itum it is my will and desire that my burying ground or grave yard should not be sold but to be cept for a burying place for me and my heirs forever and that the same quantity of land contained in my grae yeard be taken off of my one hundred acre tract ajoining to before mentioned two hundred acres~

Itum it is my will and desier that the remainder of my one hundred acres after the bigness of my grave yard is taken of should be sold that is to say the well the buildings and plantations there unto belonging for the highest price that can be got for it in silver money.

Itum, it is my will and desier that my son William Hendry should have five pounds starling out of the money that the remainder of my one hundred acre doth foth and the remainder of the money excepting what pays the executors for the selling of the remainder of my one hunddred acres I give and bequeath to my two sons Viz. Abraham Hendry and Isaac Hendry and my two grand daughters Elizabeth Worley and Mary Worley to be equally divided between them.

Whereas a certain Thomas Campbell jaler in Winchester Frederick County when my husband was in jail took the advantage of his necessity and he not being in his proper sences he signed a deed for the conveyance of three hundred and sixty acres of land which land I give and bequeath all my right titled and claim that my husband gave me unto my two daughters Viz. Nancy Worley and Mary Umfres and my grand daughters Mary An Hendry to be equally divided between them and their heirs and assigns forever,

Itum it is my will and desier that my two duaghters Viz. Betty Burden Rebeccah Dunkin should have but five shilling a piece and of my estate they both being very disobedient children

Itum it is my will and desir that Nancy Worley should have my saddle, Item it is my will and desier that Mary Umfries should have my best gound, and all the rest of my waring aperrel is to be divided between Nancy Worley and her two daughters Elizabeth Worley and Mary Worley, whereas I impowered my brother Joseph Borden to sue for a part of my fathers moveable estate which I had not received, for which he the said Joseph Borden is to have one half for his cost and trouble and the other half I give and bequeath to my two sons Viz: Abraham Hendry and Isaac Hendry.

Itum it is my will desier that all my just debts and funral charges except selling the land be paid out of my moveable estate and the remainder of my moveable estate I give and bequeath to my two sons Viz. Abraham Hendry and Isaac Hendry. I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint William Davis and Thomas Berey executors of this my last will and testament revoking all others by me heretofore made in testimony whereof I have (unreadable word) to set my hand and seal this 24th day of September 1796.

Deborah Hendry (her seal)
Witnesses
John Elkins (his mark)
John Hathaway
Charles Forguson

This will has been transcribed without any changes made to the spelling. It is ver batim. RM

Page 472 - same book. "At a court continued and held for Frederick County the second day of July, 1799. This last will and testament of Deborah Hendry de was proved by the oath of John Elkins and Charles Forguson two of the wirnesses-thereto and ordered to be recorded. Then as Berey one of the executors therein named, in open court refused to take upon himself the Burden of the execution thereof which is ordered to be certified.

J.A. Keith CFC Clerk of Frederick County


George Hendry Jr.

DEATH: It was stated that George was dead in his mother's will in 1799.


John Borden

DESCENDANTS: letter from Pixy Lynn Overstreet Morgan to T. Mason; filed under John Borden; 29 Jan 1997; NOTE: Certificate from East Tennessee Historical Society confers membership in the First Families of Tennessee. Those who are descendants of John Borden are eligible for this project. The proofs are in the Knox Co, TN court records.

N.J. Arch.; ; Vol.2, p 362: All children of Benjamin Borden except youngest born in Middletown, Monmouth; N.J.

REF: George Braden Roberts, GENEALOGY OF JOSEPH PECK & SOME RELATED FAMILIES; ; State College, PA. 1955; ; Family History Library Book 929.273 P334r, Fiche 6049146; NOTES: After marriage, moved from Frederick Co., Va. to Bedford Co., Va. and after a few years to Knox Co., Tenn.

Registered in DAR (Daughter's of American Revolution) files #725098 & 727053.

BIOGRAPHY: Family History Records; ; compiled by Michael S. Cole, [HYPERLINK http://www.thecolefamily.com/hobby/ahnentafel.htm#ahnentafel ] ; ; copy dated 26 Jan 1994 sent to T Mason; NOTES: 1826 Bledsoe Co, TN Deed Book D, p 176. Augusta Co, VA Circuit Court Drawer #1. "Wm & Mary Quarterly," Oct 1931, p 328.

MARRIAGE-CHILDREN: "Of Bedford County, VA, and Knox County, TN. Married Ann_____, Issue: nine Children.

BIOGRAPHY-LAND: Bob Baker Goff, The Burden Family of White County, Tennessee and their Bourdoon-Borden Ancestry; 1380-1980; ; Knoxville, Tennessee; pp 10-13; EXTRACT: He probably came with his father and the rest of the family to Virginia around 1733. They moved from Frederick County, Virginia to Bedford County, Virginia, where John is listed in the tax records from 1782 to 1789. In the 1790's, John moved his family to Knox County, Tennessee, then on to Covington, Kentucky, where John Borden died in 1798. Ann, his widow, went to live in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, with Joel and "Betsy" (McWilliams) Wheeler. Sara "Betsy" McWilliams was Ann's grand daughter, child of her daughter, Nancy Borden, who married Andrew McWilliams. Ann (Annie), Borden died in Joel Wheeler's home.

Of interest to descendents of John and Ann Borden is one of the affidavits taken in the Peck vs. Borden, Borden vs. Peck case regarding the estate of "Fairfax Ben" Borden.

COURT: Drawer #1, AUGUSTA COUNTY VIRGINIA - CIRCUIT COURT CLERK; 23Jan1841; ; in the cases of Peck vs. Borden, Borden vs. Peck; REFERENCE: Wheeler Cousins, First edition 1984, compiled by Wheeler Cousins, Inc., Means Lithographers, Aurora, MO. Also see "The Genealogical & Encyclopedic History of the Wheeler Family in America" compiled by American College of Genealogy, by Albert Gallatin Wheeler, Jr., published in Boston, MA in 1914; EXTRACTS: Affidavits of Thomas Anderson, William Wheeler, and William Tipton --
State of Tennessee, Knox County go wit:
  Thomas Anderson stated that he lived a near neighbor to John Borden in this county many years ago and was well acquainted with him and also with his wife Anne; that said John died on the waters of Stock Creek in this County upwards of forty years ago and his wife Anne left this County some time after the death of her husband John Borden. That he assisted in the burial of the said John Borden; that he was intimate with the family and John and Anne Borden had nine children and he knew them all perfectly well - To wit: Joseph Borden, William Borden, John Borden, Benjamin Borden, Massie Borden, she married John Wheeler, Nancy Borden and she Married Andrew McWilliams, Rebecca Borden and she married William Overstreet, Peggy Borden and she married Nichodemus Keith, Sally Borden and she married Enoch McCoy. Joseph Borden, the son of John and Anne Borden, had five children viz; John, Eli, Joel, Hawkins and Anne Borden.
  Rebecca Overstreet had six children, to wit: William, John, Nancy, Aggy, Rebecca, Rhoda Overstreet. Nancy married Robert Neeley, Aggy married Jeremiah Rogers, Rebecca married William Sherrill, and Rhoda married John Sevier. Peggy Keith had children, the number however, he does not now recollect; he recollects the names of two of the children, viz Borden and Eli Keith; there were other children, but does not recollect their names or their descendants. He states that he was informed by the family of the elder John Borden that he came from Bedford County State of Virginia, He states than he is aged, seventy years, and has lived in this county since be was sixteen years of age - that he has lived within four miles of the grave of the elder John Borden for fifty four years--
Jan 23, 1841 /S/ Thomas Anderson
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"State of Tennessee, Knox County, to Wit:
  William Wheeler states that he lived in this County many years, a near neighbor of John Borden, who died near forty-three years ago, in this County on the Waters of Stock Creek, that he was intimate and well acquainted with said John Borden and his wife Anne, during their residence in Bedford County, Virginia, that a few years after the death of John Borden, his wife, Anne moved from this county to Bledsoe County, Tennessee, and there died at the residence of his [William Wheeler's] brother, Joel Wheeler (whose wife was a grandaughter of Anne Borden). That John and Anne Borden had nine children and he was intimate and well acquainted with all of them, living in the same neighborhood; their names were Joseph, William, John, Benjamin, Massy, Nancy, Rebecca, Peggy, and Sally Borden.
  That Rebecca Borden, the third daughter of John and anne Borden the elder, married William Overstreet and they are both dead and left six children, To wit: William, John, Aggy, Nancy, Rebecca and Rhoda Overstreet. William Overstreet lives in Overton County, Tennessee. John Overstreet, I have been informed, is dead and died in Overton County, Tennessee. Aggy Overstreet married Jeremiah Rogers and they are both dead and left children but but their number and sex not known to this affiant. That Nancy Overstreet married Robert Neeley, and he is dead and she is living in Overton County Tennesseee. Rebecca Overstreet married William Sherrell, they are both dead and left children. And Roda Overstreet the sixth and last child married John Sevier and they live now in Overton County, Tennessee.
  That Peggy Borden the fourth daughter of the elder John and Anne Borden married Nichodemus Keith and they are both dead and left children, four of whom the affiant recolledts. Borden Keith, William Keith, Nancy Keith and Polly Keith. Nancy Ketih (sic) married Elijah Hicks and lives in Marion County Tennessee, and Polly Keith married John Hudson and said Polly is dead and left children but their names and numbers not know to this affiant.
  That Joseph Borden, the son, married Mary Echolds in Bedford County, Virginia, and had five children, to wit: Hawkins, Joel, Eli, John and Anne Borden, and the said Joseph and Mary, the father and mother are dead.
  That William Borden married Nelly Hudson and they moved from White County, Tennessee, to the State of Arkansas and there he died, leaving Nelly and children living.
  That John Borden, the third son of John and Anne Borden died many years ago without leaving any issue.
  That Benjamin Borden, fourth son of John and Anne Borden married Lucey Wheeler, the sister of the affiant, and they are both dead and left children, but their names and number are not recollected by this affiant.
  That Massie Borden married John Wheeler, the brother of this affiant, and that they are both dead and had nine children, to wit: Benjamin, William, Sevier, Joel, John, Gabriel, Jefferson, Betsey and Anne. Benjamin and John Wheeler live in Alabama, Joel Wheeler lives in Georgia, William Wheeler lives in Arkansas, Gabriel and Jefferson Wheeler live in Missouri and Sevier Wheeler lives in Knox County, Tennessee. Betsy Wheeler married Eli Borden and lives in Alabama. Anne Wheeler married Robert Haage and lives in Alabama.
  Nancy Borden, the second daughter of the elder John and Anne Borden, married one Andrew McWilliams, and he is now dead and she is living in Alabama.
  That Sally Borden the fifth daughter and last child of the elder John and Anne Borden deceased married Enoch McCoy and they are both dead and left ten children viz: Rebecca, Anne, Rachel, John, Patience, Borden, Sarah, Peggy, David and Polly McCoy. That Anne McCoy married Matthew Neely, Rachel McCoy married Reubin Cassada, Patience McCoy married Joseph Bartlett and lives in Illinois and Sarah McCoy married James Pearce and he is dead, leaving children and Mrs. Rachael Cassada is also dead, leaving children, as this affiant has been informed.
  This affiant is aged seventy and years past.
January 23, 1841 /S/ William Wheeler
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State of Tennessee -- Knox County To Wit:
  William Tipton states that he has carefully examined the foregoing statement of William Wheeler, and he says that he confirms the statements therein made in relation to the Elder John and Anne Borden deceased and their children and grandchildren, and in addition hereto, he says that Rebecca and William Sherrell the persons named in said Wheeler's affidavit had two children To wit: John and Elizabeth Sherrell, that he knows them well, and Elizabeth Sherrell lives in Monroe County Tennessee and John Sherrell lives either in Alabama or Mississippi as he is informed. This affiant has lived near this neighborhood upwards of fifty years, and is aged eighty years.
Signed William x Tipton
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State of Tennessee Knox County To Wit:
  I, Michael Davis one of the Justices of the Peace in aforesaid State and County, do certify that on this day, Thomas Anderson, William Wheeler, and William Tipton signed the foregoing affidavits and declarations respectively in my presence, the two first with their own hands, the last To Wit William Tipton by making his mark his right arm being off by amputation and after having made his mark, adopted the signature as his own. And they each made solemn oath before so to the truth of the statements contained in their respective or Declarations.
  I further certify that I have been for the last thirty years well acquainted with each of the affiants and they are persons of respectability and their statements are entitled to full credit and belief.
  Given under my hand and seal as a justice of the Peace as aforesaid at my residence in this County, this 23rd day of January A.D. 1841. The affidavits
Michael Davis [ Seal ] Justice of the peace in and for said County
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Wheeler, Anderson, Tiptons; Testimony Proving Borden Heirs; Knox County, Tenn.

DEATH: Shirley McNeely, gives death date as 1798.


Anne Hawkins

BIOGRAPHY: Family History Records; ; compiled by Michael S. Cole, [HYPERLINK http://www.thecolefamily.com/hobby/ahnentafel.htm#ahnentafel ] ; ; copy dated 26 Jan 1994 sent to T Mason; NOTES: 9 children (not listed).

GEDCOM file from Joe Cannon, Bay City, TX in Jul 1998 to T. Mason; NOTES: Indicates born in Monmouth Co, New Jersey.

DEATH: According to source: "The Burden Family of White County,Tennessee, and Their Bourden-Borden Ancestry 1380-1980" from Ed Suder. In the affidavits cited in the notes for John Borden, William Wheeler states "that a few years after the death of John Borden, his wife Annie, moved from this county to Bledsoe County, Tennessee, and there died at the residence of his (William Wheeler's) brother, Joel Wheeler."

RESEARCH-QUESTION-BIRTH: Date of 1737 would not match with birth dates of children. Marriage date of 1758 would not match either.


Elizabeth Borden

REG: George Braden Roberts, GENEALOGY OF JOSEPH PECK & SOME RELATED FAMILIES; ; State College, PA. 1955; ; Family History Library Book 929.273 P334r, Fiche 6049146; NOTES: Died a year after marriage, leaving a son.

HISTORY: Col Thomas Marshall Green, HISTORICAL FAMILIES OF KENTUCKY; ; 1889, Cincinnati, ISBN 0-8063-7958-8; pg 14-15,78; Family History Library Book 976.9 D2g 1982; NOTE: Benjamin Burden lived in the Grant until near the time of his death in 1742. His daughter had married in Ireland, a James Patton, a ship owner and master, a man of some property;, acquired by "privateering" on the spanish main, and of great energy and force of character. Elizabeth, a sister of James Patton, had married John Preston, a Protestant Irishman of English descent. Borden, having fulfilled the conditions of this "Grant", induced his son-in-law, James Patton, to seek an increase of fortune in the New World; and his brother-in-law, John Preston came with him. Preston brought his family, his son William and his daughters, Lettice and Margaret, all born in Ireland. They emigrated in April 1740 and lived near Staunton.


Elizabeth Borden

REG: George Braden Roberts, GENEALOGY OF JOSEPH PECK & SOME RELATED FAMILIES; ; State College, PA. 1955; ; Family History Library Book 929.273 P334r, Fiche 6049146; NOTES: Died a year after marriage, leaving a son.

HISTORY: Col Thomas Marshall Green, HISTORICAL FAMILIES OF KENTUCKY; ; 1889, Cincinnati, ISBN 0-8063-7958-8; pg 14-15,78; Family History Library Book 976.9 D2g 1982; NOTE: Benjamin Burden lived in the Grant until near the time of his death in 1742. His daughter had married in Ireland, a James Patton, a ship owner and master, a man of some property;, acquired by "privateering" on the spanish main, and of great energy and force of character. Elizabeth, a sister of James Patton, had married John Preston, a Protestant Irishman of English descent. Borden, having fulfilled the conditions of this "Grant", induced his son-in-law, James Patton, to seek an increase of fortune in the New World; and his brother-in-law, John Preston came with him. Preston brought his family, his son William and his daughters, Lettice and Margaret, all born in Ireland. They emigrated in April 1740 and lived near Staunton.


Daniel Lawton

REFERENCE: Authored by by William Roy Shurtleff and Lawton Lothrop Shurtleff; The Shurtleff and Lawton families : genealogy and history : allied families, Avann, Avery, Birbeck, De Zeng, Kerner, Martin, Meek, Miller, Peet, Reanier, Reinhardt, Rogers, Seymour, Spaulding. FHL Book 929.273 Sh93sh 2005. pg 74. # 2 Daniel Lawton.


Martha Grover

BAPTISM: IGI lists birth as 1686.

MARRIAGE: GS850,326 "This Old Monmouth of Ours" by William Hornor indicates she was Mrs. Martha Walton when she married Safety.

BIOGRAPHY: Family History Records; ; compiled by Michael S. Cole, [HYPERLINK http://www.thecolefamily.com/hobby/ahnentafel.htm#ahnentafel ] ; ; copy dated 26 Jan 1994 sent to T Mason; NOTES: info from Anna Burr, Bordentown, NJ & Betty Koleda, Prineville, OR. Says 2 children - 1st husband, 3 children - 2nd (not listed).


Captain Safety Grover

REF: George Braden Roberts, GENEALOGY OF JOSEPH PECK & SOME RELATED FAMILIES; ; State College, PA. 1955; ; Family History Library Book 929.273 P334r, Fiche 6049146; NOTES: In 1683 appointed Ensign in local military. In deeds of 1688 known as Captain. 5 Mar 1692 appointed Lieutenant of Foot Company in Middletown. (Ref: Book C. Commissions, p. 180, Trenton, N.J.) Active part in court uprising of Moses Butterworth. Several land dealings listed. In 1724 appointed overseer of the Highways for Middletown.

BIOGRAPHY: Family History Records; ; compiled by Michael S. Cole, [HYPERLINK http://www.thecolefamily.com/hobby/ahnentafel.htm#ahnentafel ] ; ; copy dated 26 Jan 1994 sent to T Mason; NOTES: (Stillwell's "Hist & Gen. Misc.," Vol III, p264)


Mercy

BIOGRAPHY: Family History Records; ; compiled by Michael S. Cole; ; copy dated 26 Jan 1994 sent to T Mason; NOTES: last name possibly Lincoln or Gibbons


Joseph Grover

REF: George Braden Roberts, GENEALOGY OF JOSEPH PECK & SOME RELATED FAMILIES; ; State College, PA. 1955; ; Family History Library Book 929.273 P334r, Fiche 6049146; NOTES: Is listed as second son in his father's will. His will was dated 7 Dec 1688, proved 16 Mar 1689 and his wife's remarriage was in 1694/5. Was appointed constable in Middletown on 25 Sep 1683.

BIOGRAPHY: Ralph & Mildred Branson Wandling, ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS & REBECCA BORDEN BRANSON; 1380-1950; 53 pages quoting research by John A Kelly of Haverford College, Penn, pub 190-, filmed by Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976; p 43; LDS Family History Library Film 0928077, item 11; NOTES: In will son James, wife Hannah, an expected child. Executors wife and her brother, W. Lawrence Jr.

BIOGRAPHY-CONFLICT: Family History Records; ; compiled by Michael S. Cole, [HYPERLINK http://www.thecolefamily.com/hobby/ahnentafel.htm#ahnentafel ] ; ; copy dated 26 Jan 1994 sent to T Mason; NOTES: Marriage date conflicts with 1688 listed in other sources. (Stillwell "Hist & Gen Misc", Vol III, p 259) (1787 Perth Amboy, NJ Proprietary Records, Book D).


Hannah Lawrence

BIOGRAPHY: Family History Records; ; compiled by Michael S. Cole, [HYPERLINK http://www.thecolefamily.com/hobby/ahnentafel.htm#ahnentafel ] ; ; copy dated 26 Jan 1994 sent to T Mason; NOTES: infor from Barbara Barth, Southfield, MA.


Capt. Edward Rogers

BIOGRAPHY: Ralph & Mildred Branson Wandling, ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS & REBECCA BORDEN BRANSON; 1380-1950; 53 pages quoting research by John A Kelly of Haverford College, Penn, pub 190-, filmed by Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976; p 39; LDS Family History Library Film 0928077, item 11; NOTES: Constable of Frederick, VA (Order Bk 2, p48), captain in French & Indian War. Probable second marriage (details quoted).


Samuel Pearson

BIOGRAPHY: Ralph & Mildred Branson Wandling, ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS & REBECCA BORDEN BRANSON; 1380-1950; 53 pages quoting research by John A Kelly of Haverford College, Penn, pub 190-, filmed by Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976; p 63; LDS Family History Library Film 0928077, item 11; NOTE: Samuel and Mary moved in 1771 to South Carolina and settled in the Ninety-six District.

LIFE-SKETCH: Samuel Pearson, born in Chester Co., Pa in 1720, oldest son of Enoch and Mary (Smith) Pearson, died in South Carolina, Jan 8, 1790.  He had four wives and nine children.  He married first, about 1749 Martha Worthington, and they had three children; second in 1757, Christiana Potts; at Fairfax, MM.in Virginia, had one daughter; third in 1762, Mary Rogers, in Frederick, Co., Va and had four children; and fourth in South Carolina, Oct 1, 1772, Mary Steddom, widow of John Steddom and had one daughter. The Bush River Records give the names of the children and dates of birth.


Mary Rogers

She married her cousin, Benjamin Borden Peck. They had six sons: Pembroke, Charles, Lewis, James H., Jacob A., Erastus H. and Borden Wallace who was killed in the battle of Gettysburg.