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Terry Mason's Family History Site

Major lines: Allen, Beck, Borden, Buck, Burden, Carpenter, Carper, Cobb, Cook, Cornell, Cowan, Daffron, Davis, Downing, Faubion, Fauntleroy, Fenter, Fishback, Foulks, Gray, Harris, Heimbach, Henn, Holland, Holtzclaw, Jackson, Jameson, Johnson, Jones, King, Lewis, Mason, Massengill, McAnnally, Moore, Morgan, Overstreet, Price, Peck, Rice, Richardson, Rogers, Samuel, Smith, Taylor, Thomas, Wade, Warren, Weeks, Webb, Wodell, Yeiser.

 

Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations


Jeremiah Duncan

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/101065685/j.-d.-dunkin. "info from Cmt Book pp 82
Gone But Not Quite Forgotten." Image.


Joseph Borden

1Bob Baker Goff, Burden Family of White County,Tennessee and Their Bourden-Borden Ancestry, 1380-1980, pg 16. "Affidavit made by William Wheeler at Knox County Tennessee, Jan 23, 1841, ...
"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."."

2Joel Borden & Campbell Borden, Borden Family, A History of the, 1883. Image.

3Bob Baker Goff, Burden Family of White County,Tennessee and Their Bourden-Borden Ancestry, 1380-1980, pg 15.

4Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6Z4T-714D. Image.


Mary Echols

1Bob Baker Goff, Burden Family of White County,Tennessee and Their Bourden-Borden Ancestry, 1380-1980, pg 15.

2Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6Z4T-714D. Image.


William Borden

1Bob Baker Goff, Burden Family of White County,Tennessee and Their Bourden-Borden Ancestry, 1380-1980, pgs 17-20. "William moved to Knox County, Tennessee in the 1790's and is listed in court records there. William Burden married, January 27, 1794, Eleanor Hudson (Hutson), in Knox County.  They moved to White County, Tennessee by 1807, when he is recorded as serving on a jury.
    In the White County Court Minute Book, 1811-12, p. 88, John Burden is noted to be the child of William Burdin.  In the Court Minute Book, 1814-17, Joseph Burdin, William's son, is recorded as under age 21.  Another son, William, Jr. was in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, in January 1818, when John Riche was commissioned to take depositions from him and Elijah Hutson.
    William and Eleanor and their family lived in the Hickory Valley-Lost Creek area, in Richard M. Rotton's Company, as listed in tax lists from 1811 into the 1830's.  In 1814, William Burden owned 290 acres of land on the waters of the Calfkiller River.

In the 1820 census for White County is:

William Burdin  3 males age 18-26, 1 male 45+, 3 females age under 10, 2 females age under 10-16, 2 females age 45+

John Burdin 2 males age under 10, 1 male age 26-45, 1 female  age 16-26

William Burden 1 male  age  26-45, 1 female  age 16-26

Joseph Burden 1 male age  26-45, 1 female  age under 10, 1 female under age 16-26

In the 1826 White County tax census are listed males age 21 years and upwards . . . in Capt.  Evans Co., p. 7: Burdin, William, Senr., Nathaniel, Elijah, John, Squire, Wm., Jr., Joseph

In the 1830 census for White County are these families:
p. 5 William Burdin 1 male age  60-70, 1 female age 15-20, 2 females age 20-30, 1 female age 30-40, 1 female age 50-60

p. 20 John Burdin 2 males  age  under 5, 1 male age 5-10, 1 male age 30-40, 2 female age 5-10, 1 female age 30-40

p. 21 William Burdin 1 male age  30-40, 1 female age  30-40

p. 15 Joseph Burdin 1 male  age under 5, 1 male age 5-10, 1 male age 30-40, 1 female age under 5, 1 female age 30-40

p. 10 Squire Burdin 2 males age under 5, 2 males age 5-10, 1 male age 30-40, 1 female age under 5, 1 female age 20-30

p. 5 Nathaniel Burdin 1 male   age under 5, 1 male age 30-40, 1 female age under 5, 1 female age 5-10, 1 female age 20-30

p. 21 Elijah Burdin 1 male age under 5, 1 male age 20-30, 2 female age under 5, 1 famale age 20-30

William Burden, Sr. and Eleanor moved from White County, Tennessee, to Washington County, Arkansas in the 1830's and William died there.
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Of interest to descendents of William and Eleanor (Hudson) Burden are affidavits taken at Sparta, Tennessee, of Hayes Arnold, David Moore, John Waller, Pleasant W. Waller, and A. S. Rodgers.  These affidavits were taken in connection with the Peck vs.  Borden, Borden vs.  Peck case regarding the estate of "Fairfax Ben" Borden, who died in Frederick County, Virginia in 1743.  The estate was still being fought over on January 23, 1878, when these affidavits were taken.

---Affidavit of Hayes Arnold (abstract)
He knew William Burden who died 3 miles from Sparta three or four years ago, and also knew his brothers, Elijah and Esquire Burden.  In 1878, all of them were dead.  He also knew old William Burden, Sr., who lived on the John Cunningham Farm, as long ago as 50 years.  He knew Malinda Burden, daughter of Elijah Burden, deceased.  He knew Martha Ann and Abner Smith.  Martha Ann was the daughter of Esquire Burden.  William Burden, Jr. died without heirs.  William Burden, Sr., Elijah, Esquire and William, Jr. are all dead.

---Affidavit of Anderson Rodgers (abstract)
He also knew all of the persons mentioned in Hayes Arnold's deposition and added that William Burden, Jr., now dead, said his father, William, Sr., was a native of Virginia.

---Affidavit of John Waller (abstract)
He said that he was raised within less than a mile of Will Burden, Sr., home place and stated that William Burden, Sr., died in Arkansas.  He added that William Burden, Sr., went to Virginia about 50 years ago.

---Affidavit of Pleasant W. Waller (abstract)
He agreed with all statements except that of William Burden, Sr. going to Virginia.

---Affidavit of David Moore (abstract)
He stated that he knew Malinda Burden (daughter of Elijah) and Martha Ann Burden (daughter of Esquire).  He also knew William Burden, Sr., and that they came from Virginia, and that William Burden, Jr., bragged about the fortune from Virginia."

2Tennessee Marriages to 1825. "Name: Eleanor Hutson
Spouse: William Birdin
Marriage Date: 27 Jan 1794
Marriage County: Knox."

3Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. "Name: Eloner Hutson
Spouse: Wm Burden
Marriage Date: 27 Jan 1794
Marriage County: Knox." Image.


Eleanor Hudson

1Tennessee Marriages to 1825. "Name: Eleanor Hutson
Spouse: William Birdin
Marriage Date: 27 Jan 1794
Marriage County: Knox."

2Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. "Name: Eloner Hutson
Spouse: Wm Burden
Marriage Date: 27 Jan 1794
Marriage County: Knox." Image.


Benjamin Borden

1Bob Baker Goff, Burden Family of White County,Tennessee and Their Bourden-Borden Ancestry, 1380-1980, pg 17. "Affidavit made by William Wheeler at Knox County Tennessee, Jan 23, 1841, ... "That Benjamin Borden, fourth son of John and Annie 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."."

2Joel Borden & Campbell Borden, Borden Family, A History of the, 1883. Image.


John Fisk Wheeler

1Bob Baker Goff, Burden Family of White County,Tennessee and Their Bourden-Borden Ancestry, 1380-1980, pp 10-13. "Mary married John Wheeler of Knox Co., Tn. later of Bledsoe County, Tn."

2Shelby County Historical Commission, Texas, History of Shelby County, 1988, FHL 976.4179 H2s. ""In the book "History of Shelby County, Texas 1988" by the Shelby County Historical Commission, there is an article written by Travis W. McCary.
  "Records show that Thomas Wheeler lived in Bedford County, Virginia in 1762. John Wheeler, son of Thomas Wheeler, was born there in 1762. John had eight sons and three daughters.
  Our Shelby County Wheelers generated from William Wheeler, the son of John Wheeler and Massey Borden" (p. 892).
  According to the Wheeler Cousins book (1984), "John must have seen service in the American Revolution, but thus far it cannot be positively stated that he was the John Wheeler who served in the Lunenberg Comapnies.
  John Wheeler married Massey Borden, daughter of John and Ann Borden. John and Massie Wheeler had nine children. By 1794, the Wheeler family was living in East Tennessee. All of their children seemed to move around in the same geographic areas around Tennessee. Eventually all of their children except possibly Ann left Tennessee for Alabama, Arkansas or Texas.
  John Wheeler received, in 1807, a grant of 215 acres of land on Little River, Blount Co. TN; it was this land that was divided (p. 73).
  Massey probably died in childbirth about 1808. They had seven children. John remarried Margaret Roddy about 1810.
   Although he was supposedly in TN by 1810, he is not located in the 1810 Census; however, there is a John Wheeler in Bedford, VA. It is unreadable online."."

3FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/124126279/john-william-wheeler. "The Wheeler brothers John and William, came to Flynn's Creek from Virginia, probably Bedford County, sometime prior to 1810, William and his wife, Sarah (possibly Sarah Wright), sold their Bedford County, Virginia land after they arrived in Jackson County. John Wheeler (b. circa 1762 d. February 9, 1846, Jackson County) married while living in Virginia, but his wife's name is unknown. John's children Elijah (b. circa 1788, Virginia) married Charlotte Mc Cormick (b. circa 1791); Elizabeth/Betsy (b. circa 1798) married circa 1815 John/Jackie Brown (b. circa 1819 Lucinda Brown the daughter of Thomas Brown and Nancy Litton./Lytton; Elisha (b.October 8, 1808, Virginia d. March 18, 1886, Jackson County) married 1. Milley Dudney, married 2. Margaret A Putty; Nancy (b. circa 1793 d. January 26, 1866) married Caleb Anderson (b. circa 1782 d. August 24, 1836); and perhaps others.

I also have other children not mentioned above, Jubilee (Jube) Wheeler 1801-1880, John Wheeler 1794-1860, Nancy Wheeler, Permelia Milly Wheeler 1792-1840." Image.


Mercy "Massey" Borden

1Bob Baker Goff, Burden Family of White County,Tennessee and Their Bourden-Borden Ancestry, 1380-1980, pp 10-13. "Mary married John Wheeler of Knox Co., Tn. later of Bledsoe County, Tn."

2Bob Baker Goff, Burden Family of White County,Tennessee and Their Bourden-Borden Ancestry, 1380-1980, pg 17. "Affidavit made by William Wheeler at Knox County Tennessee, Jan 23, 1841, ..." Lists Massie's children and their residences in 1841.


John Andrew McWilliams

1Bob Baker Goff, Burden Family of White County,Tennessee and Their Bourden-Borden Ancestry, 1380-1980, Pg 15-16. Child, grandchild and grandchildren & spouses listed.


Nancy Borden

1Bob Baker Goff, Burden Family of White County,Tennessee and Their Bourden-Borden Ancestry, 1380-1980, Pg 15-16. Child, grandchild and grandchildren & spouses listed.


William L Overstreet

1Sevier, Cora Bales & Madden, Nancy Sawyer Seiver, Sevier family history, Washington DC 1961. xvi, 558 pgs, pgs 411 & 533, 929.273 Se84. She got her information from the Wm and Mary Qtrly article by Kelly. In the William and Mary Quarterly, 2nd Series, Vol. II, pgs. 325-329.

2FamilySearch - Family Tree, https://familysearch.org/tree/person/LCXS-R6B/details#view=ancestor&person=LCXS-R6B§ion, 2014. William Overstreet, Sr. is my fourth, paternal great-grandfather. William's son, John Overstreet and his second wife, Elizabeth Henry were the parents of William Preston Overstreet who married Nancy Nevins. One of William Preston's sons, Calvin Wise Overstreet married twice; his second wife, Dulcena Butler and he had a son, John Butler Overstreet who married only once; his wife was Edna Earle Thurman; they were my grandparents. I have been researching and collecting family information since 1971. Pixy Lynn Overstreet 2014. Image.

3Bedford County Clerk, Virginia, Bedford. Land Records. 1800-1809 Folder 12. "His wife relinquished her dower right to 356 acres while living in Jefferson Co., TN for a piece of land that William Overstreet sold along with his brother John Overstreet and wife Nancy, sister Nancy and husband John Hail, sister Mary and husband Edward Doss, and sister Elizabeth (who also relinquished her dower rights on this date in Jefferson, TN) sold jointly 356a in Bedford Co., VA as heirs of the Estate of Thomas Overstreet, dec'd 17 Aug 1793.
22 November 1799
Jefferson, Tennessee, United States."
Researched and posted in FS Family Tree on 2 Feb 2017 by Janelle Grantham.


Rebecca Borden

1FamilySearch - Family Tree, https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/memories/LCJS-TYG, 24 Aug 2014. William Overstreet, Sr. is my fourth, paternal great-grandfather. William's son, John Overstreet and his second wife, Elizabeth Henry were the parents of William Preston Overstreet who married Nancy Nevins. One of William Preston's sons, Calvin Wise Overstreet married twice; his second wife, Dulcena Butler and he had a son, John Butler Overstreet who married only once; his wife was Edna Earle Thurman; they were my grandparents. I have been researching and collecting family information since 1971. Pixy Lynn Overstreet 2014. Image.