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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

Notes


Jeremiah Duncan

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: name was probably changed to Duncan from Dungan.

William and Mary Quarterly (shown in wife's scrapbook) indicates his death date was 1782.


Nancy Ann Hendry

BIOGRAPHY: Benjamin Borden, Shenandoah Valley Pioneer: His Ancestry and Descendants by J.A. Kelly; (1931); 2nd Series, Vol. VI, p 259-264; from GENEALOGIES OF VIRGINIA FAMILIES from the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine (1982) Genealogical Pub Co., Baltimore; ; EXTRACT: Settled in Carter Co. Tenn.


Mary Hendry

BIOGRAPHY: Benjamin Borden, Shenandoah Valley Pioneer: His Ancestry and Descendants by J.A. Kelly; (1931); 2nd Series, Vol. VI, p 259-264; from GENEALOGIES OF VIRGINIA FAMILIES from the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine (1982) Genealogical Pub Co., Baltimore; ; EXTRACT: settled 1799 or earlier in Carter Co. Tenn.


Joseph Borden

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Dr. John Kelly of Haveford, PA, Genealogies of Virginia Families from the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol 1 & 2. pg 399-403.


Mary Echols

MARRIAGE: Bedford Co, VA marriage records.


William Borden

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: Augusta Co, VA, Circuit Court Drawer #1.

GEDCOM file from Joe Cannon, Bay City, TX in Jul 1998 to T. Mason; NOTES: Born Bedford, Virginia
Also listed (IGI) Elnor HUTSON, married William BIRDEN, 27 Jan 1794, Knox County, TN

BIOGRAPHY: Benjamin Borden, Shenandoah Valley Pioneer: His Ancestry and Descendants by J.A. Kelly; (1931); 2nd Series, Vol. VI, p 259-264; from GENEALOGIES OF VIRGINIA FAMILIES from the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine (1982) Genealogical Pub Co., Baltimore; ; EXTRACT: of White Co. Tenn, later of Washington Co. Ark.


Benjamin Borden

A HISTORY OF THE BORDEN FAMILY; 1883 by Joel Borden & Campbell Borden. "Benjamin, son of John, settled in north Alabama, and had several daughters, but no sons."


John Fisk Wheeler

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: source lists 9 children, 5 g-children.


Mercy "Massey" Borden

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: Augusta Co, VA, Circuit Court Drawer #1. RESEARCHER: Charles Taylor, Pasadena. TX.

BIOGRAPHY: Benjamin Borden, Shenandoah Valley Pioneer: His Ancestry and Descendants by J.A. Kelly; (1931); 2nd Series, Vol. VI, p 259-264; from GENEALOGIES OF VIRGINIA FAMILIES from the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine (1982) Genealogical Pub Co., Baltimore; ; EXTRACT: John Wheeler, of Knox Co., later of Bledsoe Co., Tenn.


Gabriel Wheeler

Living in MO in 1841.


Sevier Wheeler

Living in Knox Co. Tenn. in 1841.

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;
EXTRACT: Knox County, State of Tennessee April Term of the County Court 1841.
  Sevier Wheeler by attorney comes and says he is a blood relation of John Burden now deceased who was the son of Benjamin Burdein who died in the County of Agusta in the State of Virginia that the said John Burdin was formerly a citizen of Bedford County in the State of Virginia from whence he removed about fifty years since and settled on Stock Creek in this county at which place he died about Eight or nine years after he came to the county. The said Sevier Wheeler further says that he, John Borden was his natural ancestor he being the father of Massy Borden who intermarried with John Wheeler and who are the parents of said Sevier Wheeler, both of whom are dead.
  William Wheeler and William Tipton being duly sworn in open Court depose and say that John Burdin was Sevier Wheeler's Grandfather that Sevier Wheeler's mother was the youngest daughter of Old Borden that her name was Massy Borden and she intermarried with John Wheeler the father of Sevier Wheeler and that John and Massy are both dead that the mother died about Twenty years ago and the father about four years ago in Blount County. That they left nine children all alive from report and said John Burdin was the son of Benjamine Burden deceased and the said Benjamin Burden lived in the state or Virginia.
REFERENCE: Vol. 17, p. 68, Knox Co. Tenn. Court Minutes


Jefferson Wheeler

Living in MO in 1841.


Nancy Borden

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: Husband's name unlikely "John". source lists 3 children, 5 g-children.

BIOGRAPHY: Benjamin Borden, Shenandoah Valley Pioneer: His Ancestry and Descendants by J.A. Kelly; (1931); 2nd Series, Vol. VI, p 259-264; from GENEALOGIES OF VIRGINIA FAMILIES from the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine (1982) Genealogical Pub Co., Baltimore; ; EXTRACT: removed from Bledsoe Co., Tenn. to Alabama.

CHILDREN: Bob Baker Goff, The Burden Family of White County, Tennessee and their Bourdoon-Borden Ancestry; 1380-1980; ; Knoxville, Tennessee; pp 10-13; EXTRACT: Children included Sara "Betsy', McWilliams who m. Joel Wheeler (lived Bledsoe Co., Tn.); Child of, Joel and Sara Wheeler was Burden Wheeler (married Sallie McReynolds) and had Nancy Jane Wheeler (married James Waymon Mitchell); Waymon and Nancy Jane Mitchell were parents of
(1) John Mitchell
(2) Sarah Winnie - m. Posey Aiken
(3) Martha Samantha - m. Thomas Broom.
(4) Rachel - m. Henry Green
(5) Mary - m. Logan Wilson
(6) Betty Elizabeth - m. Debrill Wilson.
(7) Samuel Mitchell - m. Florence Moody;
children:
- Emma Mitchell m. Harrison White
- Elmo Mitchell m. Gertie White
- Mae Mitchell m. Johnnie Ray Davis
- Minnie Mitchell m. Homer Sapp
- Mattye Mitchell m. Roy Eller
(8) Hannah Evaline - m. John T. Welch.
(9) Joseph - m. Ellen Douglass.
(10) William Riley - never married.


William L Overstreet

BORN: letter from Pixy-Lynn Overstreet Morgan to T. Mason; filed under John Borden; 29 Jan 1997; NOTE: William was not born in Overton, TN, he originated from Bedford, Virginia. Overton, TN did not come into being until 1806 and was Indian Territory before that.

CHILDREN-SPOUSE-WILL-DEEDS-DEATH: letter from Pixy-Lynn Overstreet Morgan to T. Mason; 29 Jan 1997; filed under John Borden; DATA SHEET: Will 2/27/1792; ,Bedford,VA: His father's will names him as a child having received land before the will was written. Knox, TN court records 1792/3 lists as defendant in civil suit against Francis Rowan. 11/4/1797 Court lists William and Rebecca defendants civil suit against William Tipton, etal. 1/1824 Deed in Overton, TN grantor to Nancy Neely (dau) and Hawkins Neely, 3 slaves. 4/23/1827 Letter of intent in Overton, TN to Augusta, VA appointing Briscoe G. Baldwin as lawyer to represent Rebecca as an heir to her father's estate. William signed document. 5/6/1827 Letter in Overton, TN William Overstreet and wife, Rebecca Borden, petitioning for her share of her father's estate. 6/24/1829 death date reported in Sevier Family History Book confused with his son's (William Jr) date.

GRAVE: U.S. Corps of Engineers, Cemetery Relocations for Dale Hollow Dam Project relocated family cemetery that was in Overton, TN.

It is believed he is the William Overstreet that is listed on a Roster of those who fought: Capt. Thomas Bufords Co., of Volunteers raised in Bedford Co., Virginia. Virginia Soldiers of 1776 from Vol. 3, compiled by Louis A. Burgess, c. 1929, Richmond, VA.


Rebecca Borden

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: source lists 6 children, 2 g-children.

WILL: letter from Pixy-Lynn Overstreet Morgan to T. Mason; filed under John Borden; 29 Jan 1997; EXTRACT: 4/23/1827 Letter of intent in Overton, TN to Augusta, VA appointing Briscoe G. Baldwin as lawyer to represent Rebecca as an heir to her father's estate. William signed document. 5/6/1827 Letter in Overton, TN William Overstreet and wife, Rebecca Borden, petitioning for her share of her father's estate.
LAWSUIT: Letter from George Washington Sevier 1782-1849 (courtesy of Alderman Library, University of Virginia), Postmaster Locust Shade, Overton, Tennessee; 6May1827; to Genl B.G. Baldwin, Attn at Law, Staunton, VA; copy in poss of T. Mason; Extraction: Sir, I have taken the liberty to trouble you with a little business for a couple of old people residing in my neighborhood. You can see by the enclosed power of attorney the nature of the business and if you can effect it to receive the money. You must pay yourself for your trouble and should you get the money, you can inform me and they will make arrangements to have it forwarded to them should there be any thing more requiring by the commissioners you can inform me. Signed G.W. Siever.
Attached: Know all men by these presents that we William Overstreet Sener and Rebecca Overstreet his wife formerly Rebecca Burden who is one of the heirs of John Burden deceased, have and do by these presents constitute and appoint Briscoe G. Baldwin of the County of Augusta and State of Virginia as our true and lawful attorney in part to ask for demand and receive for us from the administrators of John Burden Sener deceased or from Samuel Clark Esq. the commissioner appointed under a decree of the high court of chancery in a suit Joseph Burden against John Bowyer, Robert Harvey and others and on receipt of such sums of money from such administrator, commissioner or other person holding the same to give proper reciept _____ ______ hereby notifying and confirming all such lawful acts as our attorney may do in the premises. In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this 23 day of April 1827. Signed by John Sevier ______ William Overstreet, Rebecca Overstreet ______.

CHILDREN: Knox Co. TN Court Minutes, Vol. 17, p68. Deposition taken of William Wheeler, a relative of John and Ann Borden concerning their children. The deposition was dated 23 Jan 1841. He stated 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. Of her children....William Overstreet lives in Overton Co., TN. John Overstreet, I have been informed, is dead and died in Overton Co., TN. Aggy Overstreet married Jeremiah Rogers and they are both dead and left children 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 Co., TN. 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 Co., TN.

Knox Co. TN Court Minutes, Vol. 17, p 68. Deposition taken of Thomas Anderson concerning children of John and Ann Borden. Lists six children for Rebecca Borden: William, John, Nancy, Aggy, Rebecca, Rhoda. Nancy married Robert Neeley, Aggy married Jeremiah Rogers, Rebecca married William Sherrill, and Rhoda married John Sevier.

IMMIGRATION: John Borden left Augusta County, Virginia after the death of his father. He sold his interest in his father's estate to William Russell in 1753. His name is also associated with the counties of Orange and Rockingham in Virginia.

RESIDENCE: By 24 October 1792 John Borden was residing in Knox County, Tennessee with Ann, his wife, and I am supposing, his children. I know that his daughter, Rebecca and her husband, William Overstreet, Sr. were also residing in Knox County during this time.