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HENRY DAVIS “ANCESTOR”

on November 22, 2015

 

Ancestors and

Descendants of

Henry Davis

who came to

Bedford County, TN,

from

Brunswick County, VA,

between 1800-1810

The DAVIS family history

Henry Davis, who emigrated from Brunswick County, VA, to Bedford County, TN, has always

been well-documented within Bedford County land and historical records. It is known that he

came to TN at or about the same time as one of his brothers, Thomas Davis, during the first

decade of the nineteenth century. Thomas and Henry bought property in and near Shelbyville

and Fairfield, Bedford County, TN, and occasionally purchased land together. In 1819, Henry

purchased a mill near present day Fairfield, Bedford County; for a time, that area was known as

Davis’ Mill. Henry, his son, John S. Davis, and John’s son, Benjamin F. Davis, all served as postmasters

of Fairfield. The Davis family remained in Fairfield until at least 1870, based on the federal

census of that year. Sometime during the 1870s, my great-grandfather, Benjamin F. Davis,

Henry’s grandson, built the first brick store in nearby Wartrace and went into business there.

Henry and Thomas Davis have been traced back to Brunswick County, VA. They are listed in

their father’s will: Benjamin Franklin Davis, who died in Brunswick County, VA, in 1817.

Benjamin Davis’ will stated specifically that Henry and Thomas were living in “the County of

Bedford, State of Tennessee.” Without question, this is the same family. Even naming patterns

continue to this day.

Other families related by marriage to Henry Davis and his ancestors/descendants include:

  • Ballard
  • Bullock
  • Burt
  • Collier
  • Jennings
  • Marriott

This history is in two parts; each begins with my great-grandparents, Benjamin Franklin Davis,

of Wartrace, Bedford County, TN, and his wife, Margaret Anita Jennings. Part 1 begins with this

couple and traces their ancestors back to 17th century Virginia and the Carolinas. Part 2 was my

mother’s family history project, completed in 1978, and includes all known descendants of Ben

and Maggie Davis during the 100 years following their marriage. Any information about family

members included in the family history was written by that person, or by a family member who

knew him/her. At this time (June, 2009), none of the grandchildren of Ben and Maggie Davis are

living; the youngest grandchild, Evelyn Davis Ervin, died last summer. The last page of Part 2

lists deaths and marriages since 1978 for which I have records; unfortunately not all branches of

the family have remained in contact, and so this information is, of necessity, incomplete. In deference

to the privacy of the living, current addresses or the names of younger descendants are not

included with this document. However, if you are researching this family, you may contact me

through our family history website: http://www.a-trails.com

The data provided here is intended only as basic information, although I do have reference copies

of all data included. It is my hope that this information may assist genealogical researchers, and

may help other Bedford County, TN, Davis descendants trace their ancestry.

Carolyn German Bausinger

June, 2009

  • Powell
  • Rose
  • Sims
  • Swepson
  • Warren

Ancestors of

Margaret Anita Jennings

and

Benjamin Franklin Davis

Married on February 3, 1876

In 1978, Marguerite Howard German, a granddaughter of Margaret Jennings and Benjamin

Franklin Davis, assembled a history of their descendants for 100 years following the date of their

marriage, from 1876 – 1976. Copies were sent to all descendants of the Jennings-Davis family.

This supplemental document begins in 1876 and traces earlier generations of both families. A list

of many sources is included. Some sources, however, are written notes based on conversations

with older family members; these were written by the children and grandchildren of Maggie and

Ben Davis. Only information which could be verified has been included here.

The Jennings family history is straightforward and brief. The original member of that family to

emigrate from England to the colonies was John Jennings, who (it is believed) received an eighteenth

century land grant in South Carolina, from King George III. The Jennings family is welldocumented

in South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas and other southern states. John

Jennings is listed as a Revolutionary War patriot by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

The Davis family relationships are extensive, convoluted and often difficult to follow. Benjamin

Franklin Davis’ parents were related to each other; and members of the Sims, Burt and other

families intermarried through a number of generations. Tracing them and noting these marriages

has been interesting! At least six Revolutionary War patriots are known to be among our Davis

ancestors: Leonard Henley Sims and Dempsey Powell of NC; Benjamin Davis, John Rose,

William Burt, and Richard Swepson, Sr., of VA. It is very possible there are others, as well.

No attempt has been made to identify each generation as I, II, III, etc; the large number of overlapping

generations and intermarriages would make this both difficult and confusing.

Carolyn German Bausinger

June 2009

INDEX

DAVIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

BALLARD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

BULLOCK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

BURT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

JENNINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

MARRIOTT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

POWELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

ROSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

SIMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

SWEPSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

WARREN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

SOURCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

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NAME: Benjamin Franklin Davis

FATHER: John Sims Davis

MOTHER: Frances Lenoir Burt

DATE PLACE

BORN: 5 July 1845 Fairfield, TN

DIED: 15 August 1881 Fairfield, TN

NAME DATE PLACE

MARRIED: 1) Susan Catherine “Kittie” Scruggs 1 26 Dec 1871 Bedford County, TN

2) Margaret Anita “Maggie” Jennings 3 Feb. 1876 Bedford County, TN

NAME DATE PLACE

CHILDREN: Frances Eudora “Dora” 3 25 Oct. 1876 Wartrace, TN

Benjamin Franklin “Frank” 4 4 July 1878 Wartrace, TN

Gertrude (died at birth) 5 ca 1880 Wartrace, TN

Sara Blanche “Blanche” 6 5 Jan. 1881 Wartrace, TN

NOTES: 1) Ben F. Davis’ first wife, Kittie Scruggs Davis, was born 26 March 1849 in

Fairfield, Bedford County, TN and died 22 Jan 1875. She is buried next to Ben

Davis in the New Hope Baptist Church cemetery in Fairfield; no children.

2) Ben Davis appears in the 1870 census as living with his mother; in the 1880 census,

as a retired merchant of Wartrace. He appears, too, in Goodspeed and other histories

of both Fairfield, where he was a postmaster, and Wartrace, where he owned a store.

3) Dora Davis married Thompson Allen. Dora died 16 Sept 1965 in Irvington, VA.

  • One daughter, Margaret Almira Allen (1905-1982): married Paul Jones Myatt.

4) Frank Davis (B.F. Davis, Jr.) married Mary Jane Boyle on 4 April 1905. Frank died

on 22 August 1943 in Wartrace, Bedford County, TN.

  • Seven children:

Benjamin Franklin “Ben” Davis, III (1906-1995); married Mary Frances Thompson

Mary Boyle Davis (1908 – 2002); unmarried

Ralph Houston Davis (1910 – 1990); married Susanne Cannon Moore

Polly Ann Davis (1912 -1994); married Otto Charles Bohlander

Willellen Davis ( 1915-1999); married John W. Blinn

Robert Jennings “Pete” Davis (1922-1944); unmarried

Evelyn Davis (1926 -2008); married Max Gore Ervin

5) The baby’s name, Gertrude, was found in Dora Davis Allen’s handwritten family

history notes

6) Blanche Davis married Frederick John Howard, 1 Nov 1909 in Birmingham, AL.

Fred Howard died on 30 April 1930. Blanche married Sidney Herbert Lynn, on

2 Sept. 1932. Blanche died on 21 Dec. 1969, in Safety Harbor, FL.

  • Three children:

Frederick John Howard, Jr. (1912-2004); married Beulah Sellers

Victor George Howard (1914-1999); married Nell Fairchild

Sara Marguerite Howard (1916-1986); married Harold Leedom German

NAME: John Sims Davis

FATHER: Henry Davis

MOTHER: Nancy Powell Sims

DATE PLACE

BORN: 15 Nov 1818 Shelbyville, TN

DIED: 1 Apr 1867 1 Fairfield, TN2

NAME DATE PLACE

MARRIED: Frances Lenoir “Fannie” Burt 3 31 Mar 1842 Franklin County, TN

NAME DATE PLACE

CHILDREN: William Henry 5 ca 1844 Fairfield, TN

Benjamin Franklin 5 5 Jul 1845 Fairfield, TN

Nancy 5 ca 1848 Fairfield, TN

Thomas Burt 5 ca 1849 Fairfield, TN

John Sims 5 ca 1851 Fairfield, TN

Samuel Powell 5 ca 1852 Fairfield, TN

Robert L. 5 ca 1855 Fairfield, TN

Emma 5 ca 1858 Fairfield, TN

NOTES: 1) John Sims Davis is buried in the New Hope Baptist Church cemetery, Fairfield,

Bedford County. It is not known where Frances Burt Davis is buried; no grave

stone has been found. However, there is the base of a headstone on the right of

John Sims Davis’ marker, and this may mark her grave; her newspaper obituary

stated that she was buried in Fairfield, and this is the only logical location.

2) John Sims Davis is well documented in various sources within Bedford

County, including:

The Bedford County, Tennessee, Family History Book (published 2002 by the

Turner Publishing Co.) lists John S. Davis as a postmaster of Fairfield (p. 41).

The book also indicates (p. 130) that additional land for the construction of

New Hope Baptist Church in Fairfield was given by Fannie and John S. Davis.

3) Frances Burt and her husband, John Sims Davis were closely related through the

Sims, Powell and Burt lines.

4) 1850 Bedford County TN census P 82b Dist 1 HH 61-61:

John S Davis 32 M Tn Farmer $4,000 (son of Henry Davis & Nancy Sims)

Frances – 25 F NC (Burt, daughter of William Burt & Susanna Sims)

Henry – 6 M Tn, Benjamin – 4 M Tn, Thomas – 1 M Tn

5) Wm Henry Davis did not marry

Benjamin Franklin Davis married 1) Kittie Scruggs; and 2) Margaret Jennings

Nancy Davis died young; did not marry; buried New Hope Baptist churchyard

Thomas Burt Davis married Alice Finch

John Sims Davis married Julia March; their son, Henry Davis, started the annual

Wartrace Tennessee Walking Horse celebration during the 1930s.

Samuel Powell Davis married Paralee Walker

Robert L. Davis did not marry

Emma Davis — no information; an E.W. D. marker is next to her father’s grave.

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NAME: Henry Davis

FATHER: Benjamin Franklin Davis

MOTHER: Tabitha Rose

DATE PLACE

BORN: ca 1785-1790 prob. Mecklenburg Co., VA

DIED: prior to1839 Bedford County, TN

NAME DATE PLACE

MARRIED: Nancy Powell Sims 3 ca 1818 Bedford County, TN

NAME DATE PLACE

CHILDREN: John Sims 4 15 Nov 1818 Bedford County, TN

Emily M. 4 ca 1820 Bedford County, TN

Sarah Ann 4 27 Apr 1822 Bedford County, TN

Virginia P. 4 25 Oct 1825 Bedford County, TN

Mary R. 4 ca 1826 Bedford County, TN

Charlotte S. 4 ca 1828 Bedford County, TN

NOTES: 1) Goodspeed History of Bedford County lists Henry Davis as an early settler.

2) The Bedford County, Tennessee, Family History Book (Turner Publishing Co.; 2002)

lists Henry Davis as an early mill owner (1819) and postmaster of Fairfield, TN.

3) Nancy Sims was the daughter of John Sims [p. 43] and Charlotte Powell [p. 34]

4) John Sims married Frances L. Burt [p. 30]; sister of Wm. Burt, who married John’s

sister, Virginia Davis

Emily Davis married George W. McQuiddy

Sarah Davis married William T. Edmunson

Virginia Davis married 1) Mr. Charlton (?); and 2) William H. Burt

Mary Davis married Wiley F. Stone

Charlotte Davis married Nathan A. Yeargin and moved to TX

5) Henry and his brother, Thomas Davis, arrived in Bedford County at or about the

same time. The brothers bought property separately and together in Shelbyville

and Fairfield, Bedford Co, TN ca. 1810-1820. They were sons of Benjamin Davis

of Brunswick County, VA, and listed in his April, 1817, will, filed in Brunswick

County (B.C. Will Book 8, pg. 342; B.C. Deed Book 24, pg. 52). During the

resulting property settlement in Oglethorpe County, GA, where their brother,

Benjamin Davis, Jr., lived, the residence of all the Davis siblings was provided:

“William Davis, John Brown and Elizabeth his wife, Martha Davis and Merritt

Davis of the County of Brunswick, State of Virginia, Benjamin Davis of Oglethorpe

County, State of Georgia, Peter Ragsdale of Bedford County, State of Tennessee,

as attorney in fact for Thomas Davis and Henry Davis of the County of

Bedford, State of Tennessee, and as attorney in fact for John Davis of the County

of Robertson, State of Tennessee…” (From Emigration to Other States From Southside

Virginia, Volume I, by Katherine B. Elliott; 1966.)

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8

NAME: Benjamin Franklin Davis

FATHER: Henry Davis

MOTHER: Mary Marriott

DATE PLACE

BORN: Surry County, VA

DIED: April 1817 1 Brunswick County, VA

NAME DATE PLACE

MARRIED: Tabitha Rose 2 ca 1778-80 prob.Brunswick County,VA

NAME DATE PLACE

CHILDREN: William

Elizabeth 3

Benjamin Franklin, Jr. 4 25 April 1784 VA

Martha

Merritt

Henry 5 ca 1785-90 VA

Thomas 5

John

NOTES: 1) Emigration to Other States from Southside Virginia, Volume I, includes a copy of

Benjamin Franklin Davis’ April, 1817 will; all living children are listed in the will.

(Original is in Brunswick County, VA, Deed Book 24, page 52)

2) Tabitha Rose was the daughter of John Rose [p. 38] and Abigail Hicks.

Tabitha Rose Davis died before 1810.

3) William, Elizabeth, Martha Merritt and John were living in Brunswick Co., VA,

at the time their father died in 1817.

Elizabeth married John Brown in Brunswick Co., VA, on 27 February 1800.

(Brunwick County Marriage Records, page 119)

4) Benjamin Franklin, Jr., moved, first, to GA land claimed by his father for service in

the GA militia during the Revolutionary War, and was living in Oglethorpe Co.,

GA, at the time his father died in 1817. In 1809, he sold part of that land. Later,

he moved to Autauga Co., AL. He married Martha Taylor, in 1816. Martha was the

daughter of Benjamin Taylor of Oglethorpe County, GA.

5) Henry and Thomas both moved to Bedford County, TN, about 1800-1810. When

their father’s will was probated, they were represented by Peter Ragsdale, a

Bedford County TN attorney, and named, specifically as living in the County of

Bedford, State of Tennessee.” Both men are well doucmented in Bedford County.

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NAME: Henry Davis

FATHER: James Davis, Sr.

MOTHER: Elizabeth Warren

DATE PLACE

BORN: Surry County, VA

DIED: bef 17 March 1767 1 Surry County, VA

NAME DATE PLACE

MARRIED: Mary Marriott 2 ca 1732/33 Surry County, VA

NAME DATE PLACE

CHILDREN: William Surry County, VA

Ann Surry County, VA

Hannah Surry County, VA

Benjamin 3 Surry County, VA

Isham Surry County, VA

Randolph Surry County, VA

Elizabeth 3 Surry County, VA

Henry Surry County, VA

Kezia Surry County, VA

Marriott Surry County, VA

Silvia Surry County, VA

James Surry County, VA

NOTES: 1) Virginia Historical Genealogies, by John Bennett Boddie, includes a chapter on this

Davis family, beginning on pg. 255. Date for his death is sometime between the

date of his will (Feb. 18, 1767) and the date it was probated (March 17, 1767).

The original of the will is filed in Surry County, VA—B.K. 1754-68, p.448.

2) Mary Marriott was the daughter of William Marriott [p. 31] and his wife, Sarah

Collier. William Marriott was the son of Matthias Marriot and his wife, Alice

Warren, daughter of Thomas Warren. Alice’s half brother, Thomas Warren, Jr., was

the father of Elizabeth Warren, who married James Davis, Sr., and was Henry

Davis’ mother.

3) Elizabeth Davis married John Rose in Brunswick County, VA, on January 28, 1775.

John’s sister, Tabitha Rose, married Elizabeth’s brother, Benjamin Davis (pp. 8, 37

and 38).

All children listed above were named in the will. There may have been other

children who died unmarried and before their parents.

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NAME: James Davis, Sr.

FATHER: Thomas Davis

MOTHER: Elizabeth

DATE PLACE

BORN: ? Surry County, VA

DIED: 1746 1 Surry County, VA

NAME DATE PLACE

MARRIED: Elizabeth Warren 2 bef. 1704 Surry County, VA

NAME DATE PLACE

CHILDREN: Thomas 3 Surry County, VA

Jane 3 Surry County, VA

John 3 Surry County, VA

James 3 Surry County, VA

Henry 3 Surry County, VA

Robert 3 Surry County, VA

Nathaniel 3 Surry County, VA

Anne 3 Surry County, VA

NOTES: 1) Virginia Historical Genealogies, by John Bennett Boddie, includes a chapter on this

Davis family, beginning on pg. 255. Date for his death is sometime after the date of

his will (Sept. 4, 1746).

2) Elizabeth Warren was the daughter of Elizabeth and Thomas Warren, Jr (see p. 57).

Mary Marriott, who married Henry Davis (son of James Davis, Jr., and Elizabeth

Warren), was Elizabeth’s cousin. Mary Marriott’s grandmother was Alice Warren

Marriott, who was the older half-sister of Thomas Warren, Jr.

3) Thomas Davis died 1848; lived Isle of Wight County, VA.

Jane Davis married a Warren.

John Davis may have moved to Brunswick County, VA.

James Davis died 1783; lived Surry County, VA; married Elizabeth Baldwin.

Henry Davis died 1767; lived Surry County, VA; married Mary Marriott.

Robert Davis died 1749; lived Pasquotank County, NC; married Sarah Chapman?

Nathaniel Davis may have moved to Hyde County, NC

Anne Davis married James Nicholson ca. 1740; their son, also named James,

married Elizabeth Woodruff.

All children listed above were named in the will. There may have been other

children who died unmarried and before their parents.

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NAME: Thomas Davis

FATHER: Unknown

MOTHER: Unknown

DATE PLACE

BORN: Probably England

DIED: Sept 1716–Dec. 1720 1 Surry County, VA

NAME DATE PLACE

MARRIED: Elizabeth Unknown

NAME DATE PLACE

CHILDREN: James 2

Elizabeth 3 Surry County, VA

Thomas Surry County, VA

Jane Surry County, VA

Henry Surry County, VA

NOTES: 1) Virginia Historical Genealogies, by John Bennett Boddie, includes a chapter on this

Davis family, beginning on pg. 255. Date for his death is between the date of his

will (Sept. 28, 1716) and the date it was probated (Dec. 21, 1720).

Thomas Davis was in the Surry County Militia and appeared as a tithable in 1688.

His son, James, recieved a grant of 100 acres in Surry County in 1722, for imporing

his parents many years before. Since Thomas and his wife had lived in VA for

over 40 years, it is assumed they made a return trip to England.

2) I have assumed that James Davis was the oldest son of Thomas and Elizabeth

Davis, because his father left him “all land and houses” he possessed.

3) Elizabeth Davis married Matthew Ellis; their children, Matthew, Thomas, Elizabeth

and Isabel, were named in James Davis’ will.

All other children listed above were named in the will. There may have been other

children who died unmarried and before their parents.

The Ballard Family

Beginning with Salumith Ballard

Wife of William Burt

[See page 21]

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NAME: Salumith Ballard

FATHER: William Ballard (believed to be William Sorrell Ballard

MOTHER: Elizabeth Clopton

DATE PLACE

BORN: ca 1750

DIED: 1841 Warren County, NC

NAME DATE PLACE

MARRIED: William Burt ca 1780 ? Halifax County, NC

NAME DATE PLACE

CHILDREN: William 11 Nov 1782 Warren County, NC

John A. 1 June 1800 Warren County, NC

Salumith “Sallie”

Lucretia A.

Elizabeth

Ann

Harriet D. ca 1797

NOTES: 1) See page 21 for notes about the children of Salumith Ballard and William Burt.

NAME: William Ballard

FATHER: John Ballard — unverified

MOTHER: Elizabeth Bland — unverified

DATE PLACE

BORN: ca 1715 VA

DIED: 2 Feb 1774 Halifax County NC

NAME DATE PLACE

MARRIED: Elizabeth Clopton 2 ca 1735

NAME DATE PLACE

CHILDREN: Mary 5 ca 1737 probably VA

Joyce 5 ca 1740 probably VA

Elizabeth 5 ca 1743 probably VA

William Sorrell 5 ca 1746 probably VA

Martha F 5 ca 1749 probably VA

Salumith 5 ca 1750 probably VA

Nancy Ann 5 ca 1751 probably VA

Walter Clopton 5 ca 1753 probably VA

Devereaux 5 ca 1756 probably VA

NOTES: 1) William Ballard is often written of as Captain William Ballard or as William

Sorrell Ballard

2) Elizabeth Clopton is said to be the daughter of Walter Clopton and Mary Jarrat;

the name, “Devereaux,” is from the Clopton family, which some researchers

believe can be traced as far back as the 12th century in Suffolk, England.

3) A Lunenburg County, VA, deed, dated 3 Dec 1735, mentions William Ballard.

4) William Ballard appears to have moved to the Scotland Neck area in Halifax

County, NC, ca. 1760.

5) The children of William and Elizabeth Ballard married:

Mary married Mr. Allen

Joyce married Mr. Langley

Elizabeth married Mr. Freeman

Martha married Mr. Finch

Nancy married General William Lenoir

Salumith married William Burt [p. 21]

Walter C. married Rebecca Taylor

Devereaux — no information

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The Bullock Family

Beginning with Sarah Bullock

Wife of John Sims, Jr.

[See page 45]

NAME: Sarah Bullock

FATHER: Richard Bullock

MOTHER: Ann Henley

DATE PLACE

BORN: ca 1720 or earlier

DIED: 1766 Granville County, NC

NAME DATE PLACE

MARRIED: John Sims, Jr. ca. 1734 Hanover County, VA

NAME DATE PLACE

CHILDREN: William ca. 1736

Leonard Henley 2 July 1738

Elisha

Agness

Dorcas

Sarah

Susanna

Mary

Lucretia

Euphrates

NOTES: 1) See page 45 for notes about the children of Sarah Bullock and John Sims, Jr.

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NAME: Richard Bullock

FATHER: Edward Bullock

MOTHER: Sarah Dalby

DATE PLACE

BORN: ca 1690

DIED: ca 1764 Granville County, NC

NAME DATE PLACE

MARRIED: Ann Henley ca 1710-1715 ? New Kent County, VA

NAME DATE PLACE

CHILDREN: Agnes ca 1715

Susannah ca 1717

Zachariah ca 1718

Sarah ca 1720

William ca 1721

John ca 1724

Henry ca 1727

Anne ca 1728

Leonard Henley ca 1736

? Nathaniel

NOTES: 1) Ann Henley was the daughter of Leonard Henley and Elizabeth Richardson. She

was born in VA ca 1693 and died ca 1764 in Granville County, NC

2) Some sources list all the above children as those of Richard and Ann Henley

Bullock. Not all are verified, although records indicate that Sarah Bullock Sims was

one of their children. Certainly, the fact that one of her sons was named Leonard

Henley Sims would appear to support this.

17

The Burt Family

Beginning with Frances Lenoir Burt

Wife of John Sims Davis

[See page 6]

NAME: Frances Lenoir Burt

FATHER: William Burt

MOTHER: Susanna Sims

DATE PLACE

BORN: ca. 1826 Warren County, NC

DIED: 6 Aug 1891 Wartrace, Bedford Co., TN

NAME DATE PLACE

MARRIED: John Sims Davis 31 Mar 1842 Franklin County, TN

NAME DATE PLACE

CHILDREN: William Henry 1 ca 1844 Fairfield, TN

Benjamin Franklin 1 5 Jul 1845 Fairfield, TN

Nancy 1 ca 1848 Fairfield, TN

Thomas Burt 1 ca 1849 Fairfield, TN

John Sims 1 ca 1851 Fairfield, TN

Samuel Powell 1 ca 1852 Fairfield, TN

Robert L. 1 ca 1855 Fairfield, TN

Emma 1 ca 1858 Fairfield, TN

NOTES: 1) See page 6 for notes about the children of Fannie Burt and John Sims Davis

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NAME: William Burt

FATHER: William Burt

MOTHER: Salumith Ballard

DATE PLACE

BORN: 11 Nov. 1782 Warren County, NC

DIED: 31 Dec 1848 Winchester Springs,TN

NAME DATE PLACE

MARRIED: Susanna (or Susan) Sims 3 Nov 1812 Mecklenburg County, VA

NAME DATE PLACE

CHILDREN: Elizabeth Jane ca 1813 NC

Sally Ann ca 1815 NC

Harriett Amanda 4 Aug 1817 Nash County, NC

William H. 1818/1819 Nash County, NC

Thomas S. 1819/1820 Nash County, NC

Susan A. before 1824 Warren County, NC

Frances Lenoir “Fannie” ca. 1826 Warren County, NC

Cassandra L. 6 Mar 1829 Nash County, NC

John L. 21 Oct 1830 Nash County, NC

Mary Ballard before 1832 Warren County, NC

Nash H. 27 Jun 1832 Nash or Warren Cty, NC

Richard Burt 4 Nov 1836 Nash or Warren Cty, NC

Lucy 1839

Salumith “Luna” 1840-1842

NOTES: 1) In 1838, William and Susanna Sims moved to Franklin County, TN.

2) William Burt made his will on 30 May 1848. All of the children listed above were

named in the will. Additional information from his will includes:

Lucy and Salumith were his youngest daughters

Sally Ann married Peter Arrington and lived in North Carolina

Harriett A. married James J. Phillips and lived in North Carolina

Elizabeth J. married John R. Horne; Elizabeth predeceased her father; she and

John Horne had three sons: Leonidas, Oscar and Clarence Horne

Frances L. married Mr. (John) Davis (see p. 6).

Susan A. married Mr. (John) Streeter

Thomas S. married Martha (MNU)

William H. Burt, his son, was one of three executors of William Burt’s will,

which was proved in Franklin County court on 7 Feb. 1849

3) Additional marriages of interest within the Davis-Sims families:

William H. Burt married Virginia P. Davis, sister of John Sims Davis (see p. 7).

Lucy Burt married William E. Sims; parents of Luna Mildred Sims (see p. 43).

4) After her husband’s death, Susan Sims Burt (see Sims Family, p. 44) moved to

Bedford County, TN, where she died on 1 Dec 1876. She is buried at Willow

Mount Cemetery in Shelbyville, Bedford County, TN. Several of her children are

buried next to her.

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NAME: William Burt

FATHER: William Burt

MOTHER: Lucy (MNU)

DATE PLACE

BORN: ca 1754 ? Mecklenburg County, VA

DIED: 8 July 1823 2 Warren County, NC

NAME DATE PLACE

MARRIED: Salumith Ballard ca 1780 ? Halifax County, NC

NAME DATE PLACE

CHILDREN: William 11 Nov 1782 Warren County, NC

John A. 1 June 1800 Warren County, NC

Salumith “Sallie”

Lucretia A.

Elizabeth

Ann

Harriet D. ca 1797

NOTES: 1) The Halifax County NC deed book provides the first record of William Burt in

NC in Book 17, p. 442 11 June 1778. This date is more likely to be 1788, as Wm.

Burt does not appear in the 1779 or 1784 Warren County tax lists. He is, however,

listed on the 1790 Warren County census as having 3 white males over age 16,

2 white males under age 16, 3 white females and 20 slaves.

2) Revolutionary War Records Mecklenburg County, Virginia, by Katherine B.

Elliott, 1964 uses as a source, Virginia DAR Register, page 445; gives William’s

death as 8 July 1823, Warren County, NC.

3) William Burt made his will on 10 May 1823, which was presented to the August

1823 Court (Will Book 25, page 178). All of the children listed above were

named in the will. Additional information from his will and other sources:

  • Salumith married Henry Sims on 29 Nov 1813 in Warren County, NC
  • Lucretia married Martin R. Garrett on 25 Jan 1820 in Warren County, NC

4) Salumith Ballard Burt made her will on 23 April 1840, which was proved in 1848.

Her will adds the following information about her children:

  • John A. Burt married Emily M. Cheek on 9 Oct 1830 in Warren County, NC;

died on 27 Mar 1845

  • No marriage is indicated for daughter Elizabeth; died 1852 in Nash County, NC
  • No marriage is indicated for daughter Ann; died after 1852
  • No marriage is indicated for daughter Harriet died 24 Sept 1823 in Warren Cty.
  • Salumith Sims had a daughter named Harriet William Ballard Sims and a son

named Leonard S. Sims

  • Lucretia Garrett had a son named Samuel Brown Garrett

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NAME: William Burt

FATHER: Richard Burt the Elder

MOTHER: Elizabeth Moody

DATE PLACE

BORN: ca 1700 – 1702 York County, VA

DIED: ca 1783/1784 Greensville County, VA

NAME DATE PLACE

MARRIED: Lucy (MNU) ca 1732 VA

NAME DATE PLACE

CHILDREN: Mary ca 1735 VA

Lucy ca 1739 VA

Elizabeth ca 1745 VA

Harwood ca 1746 VA

William ca 1750 VA

NOTES: 1) William Burt’s will was recorded in Book 1, pp. 32-33, Greenville County, VA and

was dated 15 Oct 1782. Executors were William Burt and Harwood Burt. The will

was proved on 27 Feb 1783.

2) Mary Burt was named in her father’s will with a married name of Tooke

Elizabeth Burt was named in her father’s will with a married name of Kelbie

Lucy Burt was named in her father’s will with a married name of Haley

Harwood Burt md. Margaret Tenham ca 1761 in VA; died ca 1803, York Cty. VA

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NAME: Richard Burt (the Elder)

FATHER: ? Richard Burt?

MOTHER: Unknown

DATE PLACE

BORN: ca 1665 ? VA ?

DIED: 1745 York County, VA

NAME DATE PLACE

MARRIED: 1) Elizabeth Hansford ca 1687 VA

2) Elizabeth Moody 2 ca 1695 York County, VA

NAME DATE PLACE

CHILDREN: By his first wife, Elizabeth Hansford:

Richard Burt (the Younger) ca 1691 VA

By his second wife, Elizabeth Moody:

Moody Burt 3 ca 1696 York County, VA

Josias Burt 3 ca 1698 York County, VA

Martha Burt 3 ca 1700 York County, VA

William Burt 3 ca 1701 York County, VA

Judith Burt 3 ca 1702 York County, VA

Elias Burt 3 ca 1705 York County, VA

NOTES: 1) Richard the Elder’s father may have been named Richard Burt, too. There are

records showing a Richard Burt was living in Charles River County of colonial

VA in 1642 and 1649. This person was in the portion of Charles River County

that later became Gloucester County.

2) Some sources indicate that Richard’s second wife, Elizabeth Moody, was the

daughter of Josias Moody and Elizabeth Folliott; the Folliott family has been

traced to the 16th century in England and show that the family came to Hampton

Parish in the Virginia colony in the mid-17th century.

3) Online records indicate that the children of Richard and Elizabeth Moody Burt

married:

  • Josias Burt married Elizabeth Moody, daughter of Philip Moody and Elizabeth
  • Moody Burt married Elizabeth (MNU)
  • William Burt married Lucy (MNU)
  • Judith married Francis Peters
  • Elias Burt married Anne Finnell
  • Martha Burt — no information available

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The Jennings Family

Beginning with Margaret Anita Jennings

Wife of Benjamin Franklin Davis, Sr.

[See page 5]

NAME: Margaret Anita Jennings

FATHER: Hasting Jennings

MOTHER: Susannah Newton

DATE PLACE

BORN: 26 Mar 1843 Edgefield District SC

DIED: 23 Oct 1921 Chattanooga TN

NAME DATE PLACE

MARRIED: Benjamin Franklin Davis 3 Feb 1876 Wartrace, Bedford Cty, TN

NAME DATE PLACE

CHILDREN: Frances Eudora “Dora” Oct. 1876 Wartrace, TN

Benjamin Franklin “Frank” 4 July 1878 Wartrace, TN

Gertrude ca 1880 Wartrace TN

Sara Blanche “Blanche” 5 Jan. 1881 Wartrace, TN

NOTES: 1) Margaret Jennings Davis lived in a number of locations during her lifetime. She

was born in the Edgefield District of SC and lived there until she was 8 – 10

years of age. Her father, Hasting Jennings, sold their land in SC and moved his

family to GA during the early 1850s. Her mother, Susannah, died there in 1854.

Her father, Hasting, remarried and it appears the unmarried daughters may not have

gotten along well with his second wife, Nancy Anna (MNU) as the 1860 census

shows both Margaret (age 16) and her older sister, Elizabeth (age 18), living with

their oldest sister, Sarah Jennings Healan and her family in LaFayette, Walker

County, GA. The 1870 census shows her still living in LaFayette, GA, but with

another sister, Martha “Mattie” Jennings Fulmer and her children (Mattie’s husband

died during the Civil War). Margaret was listed in 1870 as teaching school. The

book, Documented Notes on Jennings and Allied Families, by Beatrice Mackey Doughtie,

quotes a letter from a Fulmer descendent, stating that, in 1873, Margaret Jennings

was teaching school in southwest GA and living with one Tillman Jennings (who

would have been her cousin). Some time between 1873 and 1876, Margaret moved

to Wartrace, TN, probably at the same time or shortly after her sister’s family (Sarah

and A.J. Healan) moved there to open a hotel, Healan House. Based on later census

data, Margaret remained in Wartrace nearly forty years before moving to Chattanooga,

where she spent the last seven years of her life with her youngest daughter, Blanche

Davis Howard, and her family.

2) Margaret Jennings Davis was well-educated. She attended Mary Sharp College, in

Winchester, Tennessee, and Louisville Female College, in Louisville, Kentucky.

3) Margaret and Ben Davis were married less than 6 years when he died, leaving her

with 3 very small children. Blanche, the youngest, was only 7 months old at that

time. Although in reduced financial circumstances, Margaret saw that they had the

best education she could provide, and supplemented their education at home.

4) Margaret is interred in Forest Hills Cemetery in Chattanooga, TN, between her

sons-in-law, Frederick Howard and Thompson Allen.

5) See page 5 for notes about the children of Margaret and Ben Davis.

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NAME: Hasting Jennings

FATHER: William Jennings

MOTHER: Nancy Dove

DATE PLACE

BORN: 25 Jan 1814 Edgefield District, SC

DIED: Apr 1870 Walker County, GA

NAME DATE PLACE

MARRIED: 1) Susannah Newton 2 1812 Edgefield District, SC

2) Nancy Ann (MNU) ca 1858 GA

3) Sarah Elizabeth (MNU) ca 1867 GA

NAME DATE PLACE

CHILDREN: By first wife, Susannah Newton:

Sarah Dove “Sallie” 27 Oct 1833 Edgefield District, SC

Mary A. 18 Jun 1836 Edgefield District, SC

Robert William 19 Mar 1838 Edgefield District, SC

Martha C. “Mattie” 29 Jul 1839 Edgefield District, SC

Elizabeth Newton 10 Jun 1841 Edgefield District, SC

Margaret Anita “Maggie” 26 Mar 1843 Edgefield District, SC

Tyre 16 Sep 1845 Edgefield District, SC

By second wife, Nancy Anna:

Richard Hasting 23 Oct 1858 Walker County, GA

Julia ca 1860 prob. Walker County, GA

John H. ca 1862 prob. Walker County, GA

Emma Jan 1866 prob. Walker County, GA

By third wife, Sarah Elizabeth:

Thomas ca 1868 prob. Walker County, GA

NOTES: 1) Hasting Jennings did not inherit property when his father, William, died.

William’s will states, in part: “The remaining part of my estate to be distributed

among my children in equal division, except my two sons, Tyre and Hasting

Jennings who are to receive $5 and no more on account of their misconduct to me.”

2) One of Hasting’s granddaughters, Bertie Healan Berry, wrote the following in 1918:

“Hasting Jennings [was] a student and a dreamer, the father of a large family and

was never able to maintain the financial status of his youth.”

3) From the Edgefield Advertiser, July 20, 1854: “Died on July 11, 1854, at Roswell,

Cobb County, Georgia, Mrs. Susannah Jennings, wife of Hasting Jennings, in the

43rd year of her age. She was raised, and lived, in Edgefield, S.C., until a few years

back, when with her husband and children moved to Georgia. Being not permanently

settled, she had not moved her membership from the Pleasant Grove

Baptist Church in Edgefield District.”

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NAME: William Jennings

FATHER: John Jennings

MOTHER: Mary (MNU)

DATE PLACE

BORN: ca 1771/1772 SC

DIED: ca 1842 Edgefield District, SC

NAME DATE PLACE

MARRIED: 1) Nancy Dove ca 1793 Edgefield District, SC

2) Mrs. Eleanor Etheredge Richardson ca 1827 Edgefield District, SC

NAME DATE PLACE

CHILDREN: By first wife, Nancy Dove:

Tyre 16 Sep 1794 SC

Lucy 1795 SC

John B. 4 Feb 1797 SC

Nancy 1800 SC

Elizabeth 3 Nov 1802 SC

Mary 1804 Edgefield District, SC

Susannah 1807 Edgefield District, SC

Martha 1809 Edgefield District, SC

Hasting 29 Jan 1814 Edgefield District, SC

Letitia “Let” 1816 Edgefield District, SC

By second wife, Eleanor Etheredge Richardson:

Lott 31 Aug 1828 SC

Rachel 1830 SC

Eleanor “Ellen” 1832 SC

Frances “Fannie” 16 Nov 1834 SC

William 1836 SC

Philip 19 Feb 1846

NOTES: 1) William Jennings was a planter and, by all accounts, a man of wealth. He died at

home in the Edgefield District of SC.

2) A complete listing is available of the spouses and children of William’s children,

but it is not included here; see Documented Notes on Jennings and Allied Families, by

Beatrice Mackey Doughtie; 1961.

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NAME: John Jennings, Sr.

FATHER: Unknown

MOTHER: Unknown

DATE PLACE

BORN: ca 1740-1745 probably SC

DIED: ca 1819 Edgefield District, SC

NAME DATE PLACE

MARRIED: Mary (MNU)

NAME DATE PLACE

CHILDREN: James ca 1765-1770 probably SC

Lucy ca 1765-1770 probably SC

John, Jr. ca 1765-1770 probably SC

William ca 1771-1772 probably SC

Philip ca 1775-1780 probably SC

Jesse ca 1782 probably SC

Mary 1780-1790 probably SC

NOTES: 1) There are records showing that a John Jennings received a land grant from King

George III about 1770. Family names such as Tyre and Hasting are recorded with

this John Jennings, so it is likely this record is about “our” John Jennings. John

Jennings, Sr., bought land in Fairfield County, SC in1785. At that time, he

was living in Chester County, SC. He was listed in the 1790 census as living in the

Camden District, Fairfield County, SC. The 1800 census indicated he was living

in the Fairfield District. In 1804, he and wife, Mary, were living in Edgefield

District, SC, according to land records of the county.

2) John Jennings, Sr., died before 15 April 1820, for on that day, William Jennings

sold land on Dailey’s Creek, a branch of the Little Saluda River, to his brother,

Jesse. This land had belonged to their father, John Jennings, dec’d., and had been

bought by William at his father’s estate sale. In this deed, John Jennings was

referred to as John Jennings, Sr. On 2 February, 1828, Jesse and James Jennings,

executors of the estate of John Jennings, dec’d., conveyed 52 acres of land on the

north side of Beaver Dam Creek to William Jennings. Use of the term, executors,

would indicate that John Jennings, Sr., died testate but, to date, no will has been

found.

3) John Jennings, Sr. had seven known children, those listed above, who were identified

in the Philip Jennings estate file. (Apt. 60, Pkg. 2475, Edgefield County, SC)

Philip Jenning died in Edgefield District, SC, on 30 May 1848. He died intestate

and without issue. His estate was divided between his widow, Lucy Jennings, his

brother, Jesse Jennings, and the children of his deceased siblings. John Jennings,

Sr., may have had other children but no record of them has been found. If they

existed, either they died young or died prior to 1848 and without issue.

4) John Jennings has been identified as a Revolutionary patriot of SC, based on militia

duty with a Col. Anderson; SC Archives, Accts. Aud. #4027, Roll #48.79, Indent

442T; and Andrews, SC Revolutionary War Indents: A Schedule, page 33.

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The Marriott Family

Beginning with Mary Marriott

Wife of Henry Davis

[See page 9]

NAME: Mary Marriott

FATHER: William Marriott

MOTHER: Sarah Collier

DATE PLACE

BORN: Surry County, VA

DIED:

NAME DATE PLACE

MARRIED: Henry Davis 1 bef 1725 2 Surry County, VA

NAME DATE PLACE

CHILDREN: William Surry County, VA

Ann Surry County, VA

Hannah Surry County, VA

Benjamin Surry County, VA

Isham Surry County, VA

Randolph Surry County, VA

Henry Surry County, VA

Kezia Surry County, VA

Marriott Surry County, VA

Silvia Surry County, VA

James Surry County, VA

NOTES: 1) Virginia Historical Genealogies, by John Bennett Boddie, includes a chapter on this

Davis family, beginning on pg. 255, and on the Warren family, beginning on pg.

244.

2) The will of Thomas Collier, Sarah Collier Marriott’s father, dated 15 February 1728,

mentions “my daughter Sarah Marriott, wife of William Marriott… my grand

daughter, Mary Marriott…my grandsons William and Thomas Marriott…”

3) Mary Marriott was the daughter of William Marriott and his wife, Sarah Collier

William Marriott was the son of Matthias Marriot and his wife, Alice, daughter of

Thomas Warren. One of Alice’s half brothers, Thomas Warren, Jr., was the father of

Elizabeth Warren, who married James Davis, Sr., and, therefore, was Henry Davis’

mother.

All children listed above were named in the will. There may have been other

children who died unmarried and before their parents.

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NAME: William Marriott

FATHER: Mathias Marriott

MOTHER: Alice Warren

DATE PLACE

BORN: ca. 1688 1 Surry County, VA

DIED: bef. 20 January 1767 2

NAME DATE PLACE

MARRIED: Sarah Collier bef. Nov. 1725 3

NAME DATE PLACE

CHILDREN: Mary 4 Surry County, VA

William 4 Surry County, VA

Thomas 4 Surry County, VA

Mathias 4 Surry County, VA

Benjamin 4 Surry County, VA

John 4 Surry County, VA

NOTES: 1) William Marriott was the only son of Matthias Marriott. When his father’s will was

written in 1707, he appeared to be a minor; in 1710, he proved a legal document

under oath, so must have been of legal age at that time.

2) William Marriott’s will was dated 20 September 1765 and proved 20 January 1767.

3) Sarah and William Marriott signed a deed together on that date, so they must have

married earlier.

4) All children listed were named in William Marriott’s will. His wife, Sarah, was not

mentioned in the will, so it is assumed she died earlier.

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NAME: Mathias Marriott

FATHER: Unknown

MOTHER: Unknown

DATE PLACE

BORN:

DIED: bef. 2 September 1707 1

NAME DATE PLACE

MARRIED: Alice Warren 2 bef Sept 1670 3

NAME DATE PLACE

CHILDREN: William

Margaret 4

Elizabeth 4

Marion 4

NOTES: 1) Matthias Marriott’s will was dated 12 June 1707 and probated 2 September 1707.

Matthias Marriott and Alice Warren Marriot are included in the chapter on the

Warren family in Virginia Historical Genealogies, by John Bennett Boddie, beginning

on pg. 244.

2) One of Alice’s half brothers, Thomas Warren, Jr., was the father of

Elizabeth Warren, who married James Davis, Sr.; Alice and Mathias Marriott’s

granddaughter, Mary Marriott, married James Davis, Sr.’s son, Henry Davis.

3) On 24 September, 1670, an agreement was signed, settling a property dispute

between Jane Warren, Alice Warren Marriott’s stepmother, and her husband,

Mathias Marriott.

4) Margaret Marriott married Mr. Flake.

Elizabeth Marriott married Mr. Hill.

Marion Marriott married Mr. Chips

All children listed above were named in the will. There may have been other

children who died unmarried and before their parents.

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The Powell Family

Beginning with Charlotte Powell

Wife of John Sims

[See page 42]

NAME: Charlotte Powell

FATHER: Dempsey Powell

MOTHER: Nancy [surname is believed to be Dempsey; unverified]

DATE PLACE

BORN: 29 July 1774 Wake Co., NC

DIED: 1828 Bedford County, TN

(or 7 October 1837?) (or Rutherford Co., TN?)

NAME DATE PLACE

MARRIED: John Sims 30 Dec 1793 Wake County, NC

NAME DATE PLACE

CHILDREN: Nancy Powell 18 Nov 1794 Wake County (?), MC

Leonard Powell 31 May 1797 Granville County, NC

Pleasant Benton 17 Feb 1799

John Swepson 20 Mar 1801

Richard Henry 1 Mar 1803 NC

James Lewis 11 Aug 1805

Sarah 12 Jun 1811

NOTES: 1) From the family Bible of Louisa Batey Sims and Leonard Henley Sims (son of

Swepson Sims; grandson of Leonard Henley Sims and Sarah Swepson):

“Leonard Sims, my grandfather, was born July 2nd, 1739, and died in 1804.

Sarah Swepson Sims, my grandmother, was born October 27th, 1752, and

died June 14, 1811. My uncle, John Sims, was born 1773, and died 1841.

Charlotte Sims, his wife, was born July 29th, 1774, and died October 7th,

  1. I remember the last two with great fondness, having no recollection

of my Grandfather and Mother. Signed: L.H. Sims”

This information was provided by George Ann Sims in May, 1999.

2) Nancy Powell Sims married Henry Davis; see page 7.

3) See page 42 for notes about the children of Charlotte Powell and John Sims

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NAME: Dempsey Powell

FATHER: Nathaniel Powell

MOTHER: Elizabeth (MNU)

DATE PLACE

BORN: 2 sources: ca 1730 and ca 1740 Wake County, NC

DIED: 2 sources: 1793 and 15 Oct 1808 Wake County, NC

NAME DATE PLACE

MARRIED: 1) Nancy (MNU); probably Dempsey ca 1765

2) Pleasant Benton

NAME DATE PLACE

CHILDREN:

By his first wife, Nancy:

Elizabeth ca 1769 NC

Chloe ca 1770 NC

Charlotte 7 July 1774 Wake County, NC

By his second wife, Pleasant Benton:

Caswell

Jesse

Patsy ca 1780

Mildred 1785 Wake County, NC

Benton

Dempsey 29 Mar 1802 NC

NOTES: 1) Dempsey Powell is listed in the DAR Patriot Index as follows:

  1. ca. 1730 NC; d. 1793 NC; m . 1) Nancy MNU 2) Pleasant MNU;

Private and Patriotic Service NC

2) The Powell Families of Virginia and the South, compiled by S. E. Lucas, lisrs Thomas

Powell as the immigrant ancestor. He is said to have come to North America before

  1. His children, as listed, were William Powell, born ca 1607 and Nathaniel

Powell, Sr.. Nathaniel was born ca 1610 in Isle of Wight County, VA, and died

ca 1678; he married Lucretia (MNU). Their son was Nathaniel Powell, Jr., who was

born ca 1650 in Isle of Wight County, VA, and married Mary (MNU); and their son

was Nathaniel Powell III, who was Dempsey Powell’s father. Nathaniel III was born

in Isle of Wight County, VA, and married Elizabeth (MNU). Their known children

were Jordan, William, Shadrack, Dempsey, Nathan, Sarah, Patsy, Jesse and Willis.

4) Mildred, born 1785, died 1845, married John Streeter. She came to Bedford County,

TN, with her children and settled on her division, which was located south of

Warner’s Bridge. Her son, John, married Susan Burt; her daughter, Cassie, married

Henry Shapard (their daughter was Cassie Streeter Shapard).

3) Elizabeth married Robert Temple of Wake County., NC. They came to Bedford

County and settled on her division of 201 acres which lay south of Sims Rd. near

Powell Creek School. In 1817, she sold this tract to John Sim

 

 

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