Sunday, December 21, 2014

Peppermint Patty on Genealogy




Researcher & Contributor © Lucie Servole Myers

Andrew Turnbull, a Scottish-born physician and wealthy member of the East Florida Society in London which was formed in 1766, conceived a plan to bring colonists of Greek, Italian, Minorcan and Turkish origins to Florida in the hopes of cultivating the land. Great Britain had acquired Florida around 1763.

The Turnbull venture: On March 31, 1768, a fleet consisting of the below-mentioned eight ships left Mahon, Minorca with over 1400 passengers. The fleet arrived in Gibraltar on April 3, 1768, then left Gibraltar on April 17, 1768. Of the 1403 passengers who had left Gibraltar, only 1,255 managed to reach the coast of East Florida as 148 of them perished on the high seas. Three children were born at sea: Eulalia Elquina (Alzina); Antonia Arnau; and Benito Buenaventura (unknown parents).

Four of the ships which carried some 700 immigrants, arrived in St. Augustine, Florida on June 26, 1768. The other four vessels had been carried off course by strong currents, but they eventually reached St. Augustine little by little, arriving one after the other, during the month of July, 1768.

HOPE 150
TOTAL: 1,403 (men, women, and children)

1. Roman Catholic Records, St. Augustine Parish - White Baptisms 1784 through 1799.
2. Mullet on the Beach - The Minorcans of Florida 1768-1788 by Patricia C. Griffin. Published by University Presses of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
3. The Minorcans of Florida - Their History, Language and Culture by Philip D. Rasico. Published by Luthers, New Smyrna Beach, Florida
4. The Italians in Colonial Florida - A Repertory of Italian Families Settled in Florida under the Spanish (1513-1762, 1784-1821) and British (1762-1784) Regimes, by Bruno Roselli
5. Pioneers of Florida’s First Coast compiled by The Southern Genealogist’s Exchange Society of Jacksonville, Florida. Published by The Gregath Publishing Company.

Names of immigrants listed below have been spelled in many different ways.


Acosta, Maria Dolores Mahon, Minorca
Alberti, Antonius Josephus Mahon, Minorca
Alberti, Maria Ana Mahon, Minorca
Alcantara, Antoni Minorca
Alles, Antoni San Felipe, Minorca
Alles, Joseph San Felipe, Minorca
Alzina, Antonio Alayor, Minorca
Alzina, Bartolomeo Alayor, Minorca
Alzina, Juan Mercadal, Minorca
Alzina, Rafael Minorca
Andreu/Andrew, Agueda Minorca
Andreu/Andrew, Antonio Mercadal, Minorca
Andreu/Andrew, Clara Minorca
Andreu/Andrew, Juan Mercadal, Minorca
Andreu/Andrew, Juana Mercadal, Minorca
Andreu/Andrew, Marcos Alayor, Minorca
Andreu/Andrew, Maria Mercadal, Minorca
Andreu/Andrew, Tomas Mercadal, Minorca
Angles, Joseph San Felipe, Minorca
Apunseny, Antonio Minorca
Arnau, Antonia Minorca
Arnau, Bernardo San Felipe, Minorca
Arnau, Francisco San Felipe, Minorca
Arnau, Juan Minorca
Arnau, Juana San Felipe, Minorca
Arnau, Josep San Felipe, Minorca
Arnia/Anrica, Agatha Mercadal, Minorca
Balum, Juan Minorca
Barber, Juan Mercadal, Minorca
Benejam, Mateu Ciudadela, Minorca
Benet, Esteve San Felipe, Minorca
Bros, Maria Minorca
Buchantini, Catharina Mahon, Minorca
Camps, Pedro Bartolomeo Mercadal, Minorca
Canella, Josepa Minorca
Canova/Canovas, Antonio Alayor, Minorca
Cantar, Antonius San Felipe, Minorca
Cantar, Joseph Minorca
Capella, Andreas Ciudadela, Minorca
Capella, Lorenzo Ciudadela, Minorca
Capella, Margarida Minorca
Capo, Juan Ciudadela, Minorca
Capo, Lorenzo Mercadal, Minorca
Capo, Rafela Mercadal, Minorca
Cardona, Margarita Alayor, Minorca
Carreras, Diego Alayor, Minorca
Carreras, Didacus Leon, Minorca
Carreras, Juan Mahon, Minorca
Carreras, Juana Minorca
Carreras, Josephus Alayor, Minorca
Carreras, Maria Minorca
Casanovas, Bartolomeo Mercadal, Minorca
Castel/Castell, Juana Mercadal, Minorca
Castel/Castell, Josepha Mahon, Minorca
Castel/Castell, Maria Mercadal, Minorca
Cavaller, Caieta Ciudadela, Minorca
Cavedo/Quevedo, Agnes/Agneta San Felipe, Minorca
Cavedo/Quevedo, Anna Maria San Felipe, Minorca
Cavedo/Quevedo, Inez San Felipe, Minorca
Cavedo/Quevedo, Juan San Felipe, Minorca
Cavedo/Quevedo, Mariana San Felipe, Minorca
Cavedo/Quevedo, Santiago San Felipe, Minorca
Chaves, Ana San Felipe, Minorca
Clak, Antonia San Felipe, Minorca
Clak, Francesca San Felipe, Minorca
Clak, Jorge San Felipe, Minorca
Clak, Ines San Felipe, Minorca
Clak, Jorge San Felipe, Minorca
Coll, Agueda Mahon, Minorca
Coll, Catarina Mahon, Minorca
Coll, Josepha (1) Ciudadela, Minorca
Coll, Josepha (2) Mahon, Minorca
Coll, Sebastian Mahon, Minorca
Costa, Maria Mahon, Minorca
Delmedo/De Olmedo, Francisco San Felipe, Minorca
Duran, Ana Minorca
Duran, Gabriel Minorca
Enrique, Agueda Mercadal, Minorca
Espinell, Rafael Ciudadela, Minorca
Espineta, Antonia Alayor, Minorca
Espineta, Joseph Mahon, Minorca
Espineta, Maria Ciudadela, Minorca
Estopa, Pere/Petrus Ciudadella, Minorca
Ferrar/Ferrer, Ana Ciudadela, Minorca
Ferrar/Ferrer, Isabel Minorca
Ferrar/Ferrer, Juan Mahon, Minorca
Ferrar/Ferrer, Maria Ciudadela, Minorca
Figuera, Bartolomeo Ciudadela, Minorca
Figuera, Juana San Felipe, Minorca
Figuerola, Agueda/Agatha Mahon, Minorca
Fiol, Antonia Ciudadela, Minorca
Fluixa, Juan Minorca
Fluixa, Pere Minorca
Fluixa, Rafela San Felipe, Minorca
Focha, Petrus Minorca
Foixa, Juan Minorca
Fonts, Francesc Minorca
Fornales, Antonia Mahon, Minorca
Frau, Anna Minorca
Frau, Gabriel Minorca
Fullera, Bartolomeo Minorca
Garcia/Garcias, Miguel San Felipe, Minorca
Garriga, Antonia Alayor, Minorca
Gibernau, Jeronima Minorca
Gomila, Dorotea Ciudadela, Minorca
Gomila, Joseph Ciudadela, Minorca
Gonzalez, Juan Minorca
Grimalde, Eulalia Minorca
Hernandez/Arnandez, Didacus San Felipe, Minorca
Hernandez/Arnandez, Juan Mahon, Minorca
Hernandez/Arnandez, Juana San Felipe, Minorca
Hernandez/Arnandez, Martin Mahon, Minorca
Hernandez/Arnandez, Diego (1) San Felipe, Minorca
Hernandez/Arnandez, Diego (2) San Felipe, Minorca
Hernandez/Arnandez, Gaspar Minorca
Hernandez/Arnandez, Joseph San Felipe, Minorca
Hernandez/Arnandez, Juan Mahon, Minorca
Hernandez/Arnandez, Juana San Felipe, Minorca
Hernandez/Arnandez Marti Mahon, Minorca
Hernandez/Arnandez, Rafael San Felipe, Minorca
Hernandez Cardona, Josephus Mahon, Minorca
Hernandez Victori, Josep Minorca
Joaneda, Juan Ciudadela, Minorca
Joaneda, Josep Ciudadela, Minorca
Joanico, Juan Mahon, Minorca
Llambias, Antonio Mahon, Minorca
Llebres/Lleveres, Catalina Ciudadela, Minorca
Llebres/Lleveres, Francisca Ciuadadela, Minorca
Llebres/Lleveres, Santiago Ciudadela, Minorca
Llofrias/Llofrius, Bartolomeo Alayor, Minorca
Llopis, Andres Alayor, Minorca
Llopis, Bartolomeo Alayor, Minorca
Llorenzo/Lorenzo, Juan Ciudadela, Minorca
Llorenzo/Lorenzo, Paul Minorca
Lluc/Lluch, Maria Mahon, Minorca
Llull/Lull, Antonia Mahon, Minorca
Llull, Pere/Petrus Ciudadela, Minorca
Magi, Francisco Minorca
Magi, Joseph Mahon, Minorca
Magi, Juan Minorca
Mallol, Domingo Minorca
Manusi, Joseph Mahon, Minorca
Marcos, Andreu Minorca
Marin, Juana Mahon, Minorca
Marin, Magdalena Mahon, Minorca
Martinoli, Domingo San Felipe, Minorca
Martinoli, Mariana Minorca
Mercadal, Rafaela Alayor, Minorca
Mestre/Mestra, Antonio Mahon, Minorca
Mestre/Mestra, Antonia Mahon, Minorca
Mestre/Mestra, Catalina Alayor, Minorca
Mestre/Mestra, Maria (1) Alayor, Minorca
Mestre/Mestra, Maria (2) Mahon, Minorca
Mestre/Mestra, Pau Minorca
Mestre/Mestra, Pedro Mahon, Minorca
Mir, Antonio Alayor, Minorca
Mir, Maria San Felipe, Minorca
Moll, Maria Ciudadela, Minorca
Molla/Mulla, Isabel Ciudadela, Minorca
Molla/Mulla, Maria Mahon, Minorca
Mora, Isabel Mahon, Minorca
Morillo, Antonia Mahon, Minorca
Neto, Juan San Felipe, Minorca
Neto, Margarita San Felipe, Minorca
Nieto i Nusa, Rafael San Felipe, Minorca
Olaz, Georgio Minorca
Olivera/Oliver, Catalina Alayor, Minorca
Olives, Eulalia Minorca
Ortagus/Ortegas/Hortegas, Ana San Felipe, Minorca
Ortagus/Ortegas/Hortegas, An tonia San Felipe, Minorca
Ortagus/Ortegas/Hortegas, Ignacio San Felipe, Minorca
Ortagus/Ortegas/Hortegas, Lazaro San Felipe, Minorca
Ortagus/Ortegas/Hortegas, Maria San Felipe, Minorca
Ortagus/Ortegas/Hortegas, Sebastian (1) San Felipe, Minorca
Ortagus/Ortegas/Hortegas, Sebastian (2) Minorca
Pablo, Ines San Felipe, Minorca
Paredes/Pallares, Elisabet Minorca
Pau, Jacinto Mahon, Minorca
Pelegri/Peligrini, Bartolomeo Minorca
Pelegri/Pelegrini, Juana San Felipe, Minorca
Pellicer/Pallicer, Francisco Alayor, Minorca
Pellicer/Pallicer, Marti Mahon, Minorca
Perpal, Isabel Mahon, Minorca
Perpal, Juana Mahon, Minorca
Petros, Clara San Felipe, Minorca
Piris, Teresa San Felipe, Minorca
Poma/Pomar, Juan Ciudadela, Minorca
Ponce/Pons/Ponz, Agueda Alayor, Minorca
Ponce/Pons/Ponz, Anna Mercadal, Minorca
Ponce/Pons/Ponz, Antonio Alayor, Minorca
Ponce/Pons/Ponz, Catalina Mercadal, Minorca
Ponce/Pons/Ponz, Francisco Minorca
Ponce/Pons/Ponz, Juan Alayor, Minorca
Ponce/Pons/Ponz, Juana Minorca
Ponce/Pons/Ponz, Joseph (1) Ciudadela, Minorca
Ponce/Pons/Ponz, Joseph (2) Mahon, Minorca
Ponce/Pons/Ponz, Josepha Mahon, Minorca
Ponce/Pons/Ponz, Magdalena Alayor, Minorca
Ponce/Pons/Ponz, Matias/Marciel Mercadal, Minorca
Ponce/Pons/Ponz, Maria San Felipe, Minorca
Ponce/Pons/Ponz, Mateu Alayor, Minorca
Pons i Triay, Joseph Mahon, Minorca
Poncell, Antoni Alayor, Minorca
Poncell, Francesca Alayor, Minorca
Portella, Juan Minorca
Prats, Francisco Alayor, Minorca
Prats, Jacobus Alayor, Minorca
Prats, Jaume Alayor, Minorca
Prats, Margarita San Felipe, Minorca
Prats, Santiago Minorca
Pratos/Pretos, Antonia Alayor, Minorca
Pratos/Pretros/Preto, Clara San Felipe, Minorca
Pratos/Pretos, Francisca Minorca
Pratos/Pretos/Petro, Margarita San Felipe, Minorca
Pretos, Maria Alayor, Minorca
Quintana, Maria Ana Ciudadela, Minorca
Ramaller, Maria Mahon, Minorca
Ramon, Antoni Ciudadela, Minorca
Reyo/Rayo, Antonio Ciudadela, Minorca
Reyo/Rayo, Juana Anna Ciudadela, Minorca
Reyes, Juana Maria Minorca
Riola, Juana San Felipe, Minorca
Riudavets/Ridavets, Agueda Alayor, Minorca
Riudavets/Ridavets, Catarina San Felipe, Minorca
Riudavets/Ridavets, Isabel Alayor, Minorca
Riudavets/Ridavets, Margarita Alayor, Minorca
Romallera, Maria Mahon,. Minorca
Rossello, Antonia Mahon, Minorca
Rossello/Rusayo, Clara Mahon, Minorca
Ruger/Rodger, Alberto Mahon, Minorca
Ruger/Rodger, Antonio Ciudadela, Minorca
Ruger/Rodger, Antonia Mahon, Minorca
Ruger/Rodger, Juan Mahon, Minorca
Ruger/Rodger, Magdalena Minorca
Ruger/Rodger, Margarita Alayor, Minorca
Ruger/Rodger, Mariana Alayor, Minorca
Ruger/Rodger, Robert Mahon, Minorca
Sabate/Sabater, Pablo Ciudadela, Minorca
Sala/Salata, Nicolau Minorca
Salom, Antonio Minorca
Salom, Juan Alayor, Minorca
Salom, Juana Alayor, Minorca
Salom, Margarita San Felipe, Minorca
Salord, Francisco Ciudadela, Minorca
Sans/Sanz, Francisca San Felipe, Minorca
Sans/Sanz, Margarita San Felipe, Minorca
Sans/Sanz, Maria Alayor, Minorca
Sans/Sanz, Mariana San Felipe, Minorca
Segui, Bernardo Alayor, Minorca
Segui, Didacus Mahon, Minorca
Segui, Diego Ferrerias, Minorca
Segui, Domenec Ferrerias, Minorca
Segui, Ferran Minorca
Segui, Juan Ciudadela, Minorca
Segui, Miguel Ciudadela, Minorca
Serra, Mariana Minorca
Sintes, Bartolomeo Alayor, Minorca
Sintes, Juana Alayor, Minorca
Sintes, Magdalena Minorca
Sintes, Margarita Alayor, Minorca
Sintes, Maria Alayor, Minorca
Sintes, Rafaela Mahon, Minorca
Todori, Antonio Ciudadela, Minorca
Todori, Antonia Ciudadela, Minorca
Todori, Mariana Ciudadela, Minorca
Torres, Paula Ciudadela, Minorca
Torro, Joseph San Felipe, Minorca
Tremol, Antonia Alayor, Minorca
Tremol, Francisco Minorca
Triay, Anna Maria Mahon, Minorca
Triay, Francisco Ciudadela, Minorca
Triay, Gabriel Ciudadela, Minorca
Triay, Juan (1) Mahon, Minorca
Triay, Juan (2) Ciudadela, Minorca
Triay, Margarida (1) Alayor, Minorca
Triay, Margarita (2) San Felipe, Minorca
Triay, Maria Ciudadela, Minorca
Triay, Mateu Minorca
Triay, Pere/Pedro Mahon, Minorca
Tricin, Juan Minorca
Tudori, Antonia Minorca
Vallor, Margarida San Felipe, Minorca
Vadell, Pere/Pedro Alayor, Minorca
Velosi, Margarita San Felipe, Minorca
Vens/Venz, Catarina Rita Minorca
Vens/Venz, Juana Ciudadela, Minorca
Victori, Ines San Felipe, Minorca
Vila, Antonia Ciudadela, Minorca
Vila, Francisco Ciudadela, Minorca
Vila, Juan Minorca
Vila, Juana Ciudadela, Minorca
Vila, Margarita Ciudadela, Minorca
Vila, Maria Ciudadela, Minorca
Vila, Pedro Ciudadela, Minorca
Villalonga, Agueda Alayor, Minorca
Villalonga, Bartolomeo Alayor, Minorca
Villalonga, Juan Alayor, Minorca
Villalonga, Miguel Alayor, Minorca
Vite, Maria Ciudadella, Minorca
Vives, Margarita Alayor, Minorca
Vives, Victoria Minorca
Xerez, Ana San Felipe, Minorca
Ximenez, Antonia Alayor, Minorca
Ximenez/Quimenez, Juana Alayor, Minorca
Ximenez, Maria Mahon, Minorca
Ximenez, Rafael Alayor, Minorca


Bousan, Francisco Majorca
Coll, Lorenzo San Miguel, Majorca
Genovard, Francisco Palma de Majorca
Genovard, Juan Palma de Majorca
Paredes/Pallares, Juan Baptista Majorca
Paredes/Pallares/Payeres, Joseph Majorca

Minorcan and Majorcan immigrants to FL in 1768 with Andrew Turnbull from Olive Tree Genealogy. It has been hypothesized (with no proof) that the Espinetas and Triays were forebears of John Pinholster--Espineta MIGHT have Anglicized to Pinholster.

Monday, December 15, 2014

John Irvine Rusmisel POW Records p. 2

Selected Records of the War Department Relating to Confederate Prisoners of War, 1861-1865; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M598, 145 rolls); War Department Collection of Confederate Records, Record Group 109; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Point Look Out, Maryland, Book No. 237, “April to August , 1864…Contains about 1000 names not alphabetically arranged,” also Index to Ledger No. 1


Rusmisel, J. J. 350

[John Irvine Rusmisel is listed in the top right corner]

Link to a History of the camp by Descendants of Point Lookout POW Organization:

John Irvine Rusmisel (1834-1900) Civil War Prisoner of War Record

Selected Records of the War Department Relating to Confederate Prisoners of War, 1861-1865, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M598, 145 rolls); War Department Collection of Confederate Records, Record Group 109; National Archives, Washington, D.C.


Rusmissel, J. I. , Sergt., 25th Regiment, VA, Cavy [Calvary], Co. C, Captured—Wilderness, Va., May 6, 1862, Transferred to Elmira [N.Y.] Aug. 10, 1864

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christian Rusmisel estate sale advertisement - Staunton Spectator, Volume 38, Number 4, 15 January 1861


AUGUSTA LAND FOR SALE.--In Pursuance of the last Will of Christian Rusmisel, dec'd., we will sell, to the highest bidder, on Wednesday the 6th of February, 1861, if fair, if not, the next fair day, the LAND on which the said Rusmisel lived and died. This land lies one mile west of Mt. Solon, and adjoins the land of Philips Dinkle, Skyles and others, and is supposed to contain some 160 or 170 Acres. This land is of good quality. There are some 90 acres cleared, of which there are about 85 acres of BOTTOM LAND, clear of rock and easy to cultivate; the balance is finely timbered and of good clay soil.--It is situated in a fine neighborhood and is convenient to Stores, Schools, Mills, Post Office, &c. The improvements consist of a good LOG DWELLING, Kitchen, Stone Dairy, a Well of good water in the yard, Barn, Corn House, and a fine ORCHARD of Apple Trees. Any person wishing to purchase this farm can see it by calling on John J. Rusmisel, who resides upon the premises, and he will take pleasure in showing it.

TERMS.--One-third of the purchase money cash, or negotiable paper at 60 days, interest added, payable at either of the banks in the town of Staunton; the balance in three equal annual instalments, bearing date from date of sale--purchaser to give bond with approved security for the deferred payments, and the legal title to be retained as additional security until the whole purchase money is paid.

Also, on the same day, we shall offer a lot of Household and Kitchen Furniture for sale as follows: Bedsteads and Bedding, Chairs, Tables, Carpeting, 1 fine eight-day Clock, 1 Cupboard, 1 Cook Stove, and various other articles not mentioned.

TERMS--On Personal Property, 6 months credit on all sums of five dollars and upwards; under that the cash will be required.

Dec. 25, 1860, tds. Ex'ors. of C. Rusmisel, dec'd.

Transcribed by Teresa McVeigh
All Righrts Reserved

Christian Shelly's Will, 1814 Augusta County, Virginia

From Records of Augusta County, VA 1745-1800, Lyman Chalkey, Vol III Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in VA, Baltimore, Geneal. Pub. Co., 1965, p. 214

1814, Jan. 7--Will Abstract Book X, p. 318, from Records of Augusta County, VA 1745-1800, Lyman Chalkey, Vol III Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in VA, Baltimore, Geneal. Pub. Co., 1965, p. 214:

Christian Shelly's Will--to wife Fany; son, John; daughter, Anny Rusmisel's other children that are married; daughter Mary; daughter, Betsy; son, Daniel; son, Jacob (under 18). Executors, sons-in-law David Stover, Christian Rusmisel. Teste: Michael Shiry, David Hogshead. Executors qualify. Proved, 28 Feb. 1814.


Chalkley Vol. III, p 214


7 Jan. 1814, proved 28 Feb 1814

Other information

Wife Fany, Daugher Anny Rusmisel, son-in-law Christian Rusmisel one executor

Monday, October 13, 2014

Rev. Wiley P. Warwick, Sr., 1804-1813, South Carolina

Rev. Wiley P. Warwick, Sr.'s  service in South Carolina from 1804-1813 abstracted from the official published Minutes of the Methodist Annual Conferences
Minutes of the Methodist Conferences, Annually Held in America, from 1773 to 1813, inclusive, Volume The First, 1813, Daniel Hitt and Thomas Ware, New York, for the Methodist Connexion in the U.S. Reprinted 1983, Magnolia Press, Swainsboro, GA. 
Notes on Wiley Warwick, abstracted by Teresa McVeigh, 12 Oct. 2014:
p. 302 Wiley Warwick-- Admitted on Trial
p. 318 Stationed Camden District, Little Pee-Dee & Anson—W. Warwick, to change after 6 months
p. 313 Numbers in the Society—1441 White, 166 Colored
p. 326 Wiley Warwick—Remains on trial, SC
p. 349 Stationed Camden District, Anson
p. 343 No. in Little Pee-Dee & Anson—1179 White, 273 Colored
p. 356 Admitted to Full Connexion, SC Conference
p. 359 Ordained this year
p. 371 Stationed Camden District, Bladen & Brunswick
p. 365 No. 1301 White, 430 Colored
p. 427 Stationed Camden District, Great Pee-Dee [elder]
p. 455 No. in Great Pee-Dee & Georgetown 655 White, 707 Colored
p. 455 Stationed Catawba District, Rocky River
p. 448 No. 356 White, 76 Colored
p. 455 Stationed Catawba District, Wateree
p. 481 No. 565 White, 194 Colored
p. 524 Stationed Wateree
p. 516 No. 557 White, 153 Colored
p. 558 Stationed Camden District, Santee
p. 550 No. 708 White, 889 Colored
p. 603 Stationed Pee-Dee District, Santee
p. 594 No. 769 White, 946 Colored

Thursday, May 29, 2014

1742 Augusta County, Virginia Colonial Militia List

Taken from the book Virginia Colonial Militia, 1651-1776, by William Armstrong Crozier, 1905, Richmond, VA, p. 94. Note Looney and Renfro/Ranfro names. 

Augusta County Militia 1742

Company 8
George Robinson, Captain
Jas. McFeron, Lieut.
Pat. Shirky, Ensign
Jas. Ranfro, Serj.
Dan. Mananghan
Mark Eval
Peter Ranfro
Georg. Draper
Rob. Roland
Edm. Smith
Fran. Kelly
And. Gaughagall
Henry Stiles
Hen. Philip
Ths. Looney
Rob. Looney
Dan. Looney
Adm. Looney
Mark Joans
Jno. Smith
Jno. Adkins
Hugh Caruthers
Jno. Flower
Wm. Bradshay
Jas. Coal
Jno. Coal
Bryan Cass
Wm. Craven
Cornel. Dougherty
Simon Acres
Wm. Acres
Nicol. Horsford
Josh Tasker
Hen. Brown
Sam. Brown
Jas. Burk
Wm. Bean
Sam. Martin
Peter Kinder
Stevan Evens
Peter Watkins
Stephen Ranfro
Benj. Davis
Wm. Clark
Wm. Sheperd
Benj. Dearon

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Will of Peter Morgan (1769-1851), 5 Jun 1849 York District, South Carolina

The will of Peter Morgan (1769-1851) written 5 Jun 1849 York District, South Carolina and probated 25 September 1851. He names his 9 children, the daughters' husbands, and 1 granddaughter (who he disowns). He lived in the part of York District which is now Cherokee County, SC.

Will of
Peter Morgan
State of South Carolina

South Carolina
York District, in the name of God Amen. I, Peter Morgan, of the state & District before mentioned being infirm in body & of a good old age, but of a sound and disposing Mind and memory, do make, constitute, and appoint the following, my last will and Testament in a Maner and form following: To wit.

1. I will and bequeath that my Executors herein after appointed shall as soon after my death as may be convenient, pay all my Just debts.

2. I will & bequeath that my Executors herein after appointed, (as soon after my decease, as may be consistant with the best interest of my Estate) shall sell all of my property of every description both real & personal, at public auction, on a credit of Twelve months, and they are hereby authorized & directed to make good & sufficient titles for the same and when my Executors shall collect the monies arising from the sale of my Estate, and shall collect all other monies due me, from all other sources, and have paid all my just debts, as above directed, they, shall divide the whole balance constituting the neat amount of my whole Estate both real & personal Equally between my nine children, share and share alike; namely, Equally between my children mary, the wife of Thomas Camp John Morgan Anthony Morgan Delilah, the wife of Saml Lister Elias Morgan, Spencer morgan, Louisa, the wife of Wm. Griffin, Samuel Morgan and Adeline, the wife of Noah Daffin--but I will and bequeath, that my Executors in dividing the whole Estate, amongst my children above named, shall so divide my Estate among them, as to Justly & Equitably, Equallise amongst all my said children, all advancements made by me, or on my account during my life to them.

3d. I also will and bequeath, that my Executors in paying out the Legatees, shall pay the share of John Morgan, to his wife

(Luisa A Morgan in trust for the children of the said John Morgan; and she the said wife of John Morgan (Louisa A. Morgan) shall hold the said share in trust for the children of John Morgan, and She shall permit the said John Morgan to receive and enjoy the profits of said share during the Joint lives of herself & the said John Morgan, but at the death of either her or the said John Morgan, then the said share, be the same "choses in action" or property Either real or personal shall go absolutely and unconditionally to the children of the said John Morgan, and it is my express will and bequeth that my Executors so arrange, and convey this share, in trust, to the wife of John Morgan, for the children of the said John Morgan that the present and future creditors of the said John Morgan, shall not, be able to reach it for the satisfaction for the liabilities of the said John Morgan.

4th I will and bequeth that my granddaughter Vince, the wife of Hiram Mayner, shall not receive any part of my Estate:

5th I will and bequeth that the share of my daughter Luisa, the wife of Wm. Griffin shall go to hur, during her natural life and at her death to her children, and in default of children living at the time of her death then absolutely to her brothers & sisters in fee share & share alike.

6th. I will and bequeth, that the share of my daughter Adeline the wife of Noah Daffin, shall go to her during her natural life and at her death to her children absolutely.

7th. I hereby constitute my two sons John Morgan and Elias Morgan, the Executors of this my Will. given under my hand & seal this 5th June 1849.
Peter X Morgan (Seal)
Signed, sealed and declared in the presence of
W.C.Black   L. Nance      T.M. White
Probated September 25, 1851
Will book "3" P-240
Case No. 16 File No. 1584

[Transcribed 18 May 2014 by Teresa McVeigh]

Copyright 18 May 2014
Teresa McVeigh
All Rights Reserved

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Joseph McNeil Statement (c. 1805, NC)

This statement about Rev. George W. McNeil (1720-1805) was included in the 1907 SAR Application of Robert H McNeill (b. 1877). The statement was written by Joseph McNeil (c. 1772- 1855) in his own handwriting shortly after his father's death on June 7th, 1805. It is quoted and certified as a valid copy in the SAR application and at that time was in the possession of James Vannoy, friend of Joseph McNeil.

"The Revd. George McNeil was bornd in or about the year 1720 and ordained some time before the year 1777 but the exact time I cannot tel and he was frequently as Corresponding messenger to Different associations frequently apointed a help to Churches where Difficulties arose in Churches them and was Calld to ordain preachers and Constitute Churches and was Moderator of the yadken asson for a number of years and he and the Revd. John Cleveland went in the Revolutionary war with the army as they went to kings mountain and preached to them until they for out up in to Burk county him and the Revd. Mr. A. Baker used to preach a great deal together he departed this life June the 7th 1805 this is as Correct an account as I am able to give.

Joseph McNiel"

Sunday, May 4, 2014

John Looney (1754-1848) Revolutionary War Pension Application 1833

John Looney (1754-1848) received a pension for his Revolutionary War service from 1808 until he died in 1848. This is a copy of his 1833 Pension Application filed in Anderson District, South Carolina  5 Mar 1833. He swears under oath that he was born in 1854 in Bedford County, Virginia and was wounded during the Siege of Savannah, Georgia ( 9 October, 1779). Also included is a copy of his 1813 Certification, since a fire had destroyed some previous records.

The State of South Carolina
Anderson District--On this 5th day of March One thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty Three
John Looney
personally appeared in open court during the Court of Sessions and Common Pleas now sitting for said District and being duly sworn declares an oath as follows in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832 This deponent was born in Bedford County, Virginia in 1754. Was living in that part of South Carolina now known as Spartanburg when he first entered the service which was as a volunteer under Captain Nickol, during the Snow Camps and when he served forty two days. He was afterwards engaged under various militia officers for short term of service but cannot now recollect very distinctly the term or officers. On the 24th of December (he thinks in) 1777 he enlisted under Capt. Benjamin Tutt in his independent company for three years, with whom he continued in active service until his captain was called on for a detachment and furnished Twenty five men of whom this deponent was one and under his Lieutenant Thomas Farrar and marched to Savannah and in the siege there was wounded in the ankle which disabled him for service. Asked for a discharge having been there attached to Col. Laurens[?] Infantry but was informed he had his discharge without having it in writing. Was never after in service. His wound ulcerated. Suffered for forty four years when to save his life his leg was cut off and he now goes on a wooden leg. He has long since made proof of his service

and has received many years of pension of twenty one dollars and forty two cents from the General Government afterwards increased to thirty four dollars. His certificates are in the possession of a friend but will be procured and more particularly inferred[?] If the Department can be satisfied of the service & give him the benefit of the late Act of Congress he will cheerfully relinquish every claim whatever to his pension from the United States or from his own State from which he has also been for some time in receipt of a pension. Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid.
On Open Court          John Looney
 5 March 1833
[Jared? Lawhon?] CC

Copy Certificate
War Department
I certify that in conformity with the 3rd Section of an Act of Congress of the 25th of April 1808 entitled "An Act Concering Invalid Pensions" John Looney was placed on the Pension List of the United States and Roll of the South Carolina agency at the rate of One Dollar and Seventy Eight and an half cent per month to commence on the First Day of March One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eight.
Given at the War Office of the United States This 24th Day of June 1813
John Armstrong

Transcribed 4 May 2014 Teresa McVeigh
All Rights Reserved

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Interview with William Jarrell Looney, 5 July, 1982

Notes from Interview with William Jarrell "Bill" Looney, Marietta, GA July 5, 1982 by Teresa McVeigh. He recounts his father's life, his early life and time in the Army during World War II.

(After his mother died) Mortimer Looney was raised by old maid aunts--the kids were split up.

Earl Mortimer Looney came there [Lexington, GA] as a school teacher. He taught all age boys--math, English, and literature. He specialized in math. When they got married he was 30 and she was 20. He was born and raised in Fayetteville, AR. He got a business degree from a business school in Arkansas. His father moved to Lexington, GA.

Father and mother married and lived in Lexington. Hogan Jackson, a wealthy shyster, had a chance to open a bank in competition with a Dr. Horseley’s bank. The money was from Dr. Horseley and his brother ran it.

Father ran the bank in Boaz--he was head cashier. The bottom fell out of the cotton market (about 1921) . The tragedy was that the owner wanted all mortgages foreclosed and people put out on the street. Father refused to do that. Hogan Jackson fired him. The family moved to Atlanta where he got into the real estate business and sold real estate in Florida. Earl and Elizabeth got jobs in Atlanta. Carrie Tiller Jarrell lived with the family. It was the only place she could go; her brother wouldn't take her in.

The real estate boom in Florida busted. Dad moved back to Atlanta and he had cancer. (He had worked in a bank in Atlanta before Boaz.) They moved back to Boaz because Carrie wanted to live there. Dad wanted to die there; he was unable to work by then.
He had cancer of the prostate. It was too far gone when they found it about three years later. He was 57 when he died.

(After Mortimer Looney died) Carrie [Tiller Jarrell], Mary, Bill, and Dobby Looney came to Atlanta and lived with Earle and Elizabeth Looney. Earle was working at the Federal Reserve Bank--he had a banking degree from a business college. Elizabeth was working at Texaco bookkeeping. They didn’'t move right back to Atlanta--they stayed in Boaz [AL] for a while. Carrie had dizzy spells. She fell trying to catch a baby chicken and broke her hip. They had to stay there two years--Mary nursed her. Then they moved to Cornelia because Uncle Henry [Jarrell] said he'’d help look out for Carrie. She lived with him in his two story house. He was a dentist. The children went to grammar school and Carrie always had to walk with a crutch after that. Dobby went to Snead Seminar in Boaz [Alabama]--a "Yankee sponsored college for poor Southern people."

Henry drank a lot, smoked a lot, and chased women. Carried died and was buried in Cornelia in Hillcrest Cemetery on Level Grove Road. (Uncle Henry is buried there, too.)

They moved to Atlanta in with Elizabeth and Hal Daniell, (Myrtis Jarrell came to live with them) in a big house in Ansley Park, right below the Governor’s mansion. Dobby went to business school. Bill went to Boy’s High. Then Bill went to Boaz to live with Aunt Mary Tiller (Luke’s wife) and he finished high school there. The teacher was a friend of the family there. Mary was at Elizabeth’s being the housekeeper for the whole crowd. Earl was at the Federal Reserve Bank for about 23 years. He and Irma married about 1935 or 6. Elizabeth had a good job at the Sewell Hat Company. They moved to Red Oak, GA, then they built a house below College Park.

Bill went into the Army in 1942. He went to Ft. McPherson for induction and basic training in College Park, Atlanta, GA. It was the Ordinance Battalion Co. S. 4th Battalion 302 Ordinance Battalion. Then he went to Camp Sutton in North Carolina for training.

He shipped out to Casablanca on the Louis Pasteur, a French luxury liner. It had marble staircases, marble swimming pools, and brass rails. The pools were full of cots. The ship was packed solid with the 4th Battalion and all its trucks. They crossed the ocean alone with no escort. It was a 7 days crossing.

In Casablanca they lived in a pup tent city until they went to Italy. They were winding up the desert war--Rommel was about beat. That area was cleared. Rommel was in Oran, in Saudi Arabia.

A Liberty Ship--an old bucket type ship with no name--took them to Italy. They stopped in Sicily. They didn'’t fight--the war was already past there. At Anzio--they fought there. General McAuliffe was in charge. He was demoted and sent somewhere else. Patton may have taken over then and several British officers. They took Rome. Bill toured Rome thoroughly because he was there a good while. He saw the Coliseum, St. Peter’s, the Monument to King Victor Emanuel, the Doge’'s Palace, Renaissance paintings and sculpture. Anzio was a terrible battle, then it was a rough ride to Rome. They stayed a while in Rome in tents to recoup. Then they followed the troops up to Caserta, a small outpost.

They later went to Germany.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Abstract of the Will of Daniel Shaw (d. 1829 NC)

Abstract of the Will of Daniel Shaw (d. 15 Dec 1829 Cumberland County, NC), taken from Will Abstracts, Cumberland County, North Carolina, 1754-63, by Kate James Lepine and Anna Sherman, 1984, Kantata Co.

Shaw, Daniel Will Book : B 170-171 Arch., 11 Dec 1825/June 1829

Wife Rebecca. Daus. Margaret, Sarah, Agnes McKay, Mary and Rebecca to have 200 a. on east side of Cape Fear River adj. Benjamin Johnson's, also plantaion I now live on, my mill and cotton gin and 300 a. of land. Son Dushee, 240 a. adjoining Malcom Shaw's which I bought of Archd. Shaw with other lands I own in Co. of Cumberland including house and plantation whereon he now lives. To wife and Dushee, to them for life, 160 a. joining Henry Avera's called the Killen land. Exec. Rebecca and Dushee Shaw. Wits. Hugh Smith and Malcom Shaw.