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Lela Mae Clark

Lela's sister Maude married Jeff's brother, Ollie Caples.


Iteria Alberta Martin

Iteria has a tombstone in Liberty Grove Church of God Cemetery.
Iteria Alberta Caples, Date: September 7, 1911; Martin; w/o Monroe.
No death date recorded.


Floy Caples

Floy Caples, birth: 24 Sep 1925, Death Jan 1979
Issued: TX (Before 1951), SSN: 464-46-2882


Charles Monroe Caples

Charles Caples, born: 2 Apr 1929, died: Feb 1986
Last Residence: West Monroe, Ouachita Parish Louisiana
Issued: MS (Before 1951), SSN 425-58-9898


Walter Christian Hoy Sr.

Walter and Rosie Lee had about six children.


Rosa Lee Caples

Had about six children.


Leon Hicks

The Union Parish, Louisiana Index to Succession Book Probate Records Index). Transcribed and submitted by the late Mrs. Arelia S. Breed for "The Genie", published quarterly by the ARK-LA-TEX GENEALOGICAL ASSOCIATION, INC.

LAST NAME FIRST NAME TYPE BOOK PAGE(S) P.D. No.
Hicks Leon Dec'd Tutorship 11 70-73 1385

1900 Federal Census for Ward 5, Union Parish, Louisiana,199/200 June 18, 1900, James G. Bransford, 19000309.gif
Line Name Relation Color Sex Mon Yr Age Martial #Yrs Md #Children Child living Birth Fa Mo Occu
84 Leon H. Hicks Head W M Oct 1859 30 M 20 LA LA LA Farmer *Y Y Y@
85 Sallie D. Hicks Wife W F ??? 1861 33 M 20 9 8 LA LA LA Y Y Y
86 Willis L. Hicks Son W M Oct 1880 19 S LA LA LA Farmer Y Y Y
87 Roy Hicks Son W M ??? 1882 17 S LA LA LA At School **4 Y Y Y@@
88 Joe Hicks Son W M Aug 1886 15 S LA LA LA At School 4 Y Y Y
89 Bart E. Hicks Son W M Sept 1888 13 S LA LA LA At School 4 Y Y Y
90 Odis G. Hicks Son W M Aug 1887 12 S LA LA LA At School 4 Y Y Y
91 V, G. Hicks Dau W F ??? 1894 6 S LA LA LA
92 Fay S. Hicks Dau W F Jun 1897 2 S LA LA LA
93 Boy Son Hicks Son W M May 1900 0/12 S LA LA LA
*Can read/write and speak English
**attended school or 4 years
@owns home, free of mortgate
@@Rents

1920 Census for Union Parish, Louisiana, ED: 123 Sheet No: 243B Reel No: T625-632 Division: Police Jury Ward One SD: 5 Page No: 20A Incorporated Place: Farmerville Town Enumerated on: February 9th, 1920 by: John P. Odom
LINE | STREET HOUSE | DWELL FAMIL | LAST NAME FIRST NAME | RELATION | OW M | S CO AGE MA | IMMI NAT NATU | S REA WRI | BIRTHPLACE LANGUAGE | FATHER LANGUAGE | MOTHER LANGUAGE | E | TRADE INDUSTRY EMP
1920 Census for Union Parish, Louisiana, ED: 123 Sheet No: 243B Reel No: T625-632 Division: Police Jury Ward One SD: 5 Page No: 20A Incorporated Place: Farmerville Town Enumerated on: February 9th, 1920 by: John P. Odom
LINE | STREET HOUSE | DWELL FAMIL | LAST NAME FIRST NAME | RELATION | OW M | S CO AGE MA | IMMI NAT NATU | S REA WRI | BIRTHPLACE LANGUAGE | FATHER LANGUAGE | MOTHER LANGUAGE | E | TRADE INDUSTRY EMP
20 | FM | 270 275 | Hicks Leon | Head | O F | M W 60 M | | Yes Yes | Louisiana | Louisiana | Louisiana | X | Farmer General Farm Oa | 229
21 | FM | 270 275 | Hicks Sallie | Wife | | F W 58 M | | Yes Yes | Louisiana | Louisiana | Louisiana | X | none


Sallie D. McGough

The information has been compiled over the years by family members.... I have corrected some of the grammar and spelling errors for easier reading but left most of it as written by the original authors.
Background midi: "The Battle of the Boyne"
Thanks go to Lesley Nelson


Dear Mrs. Fincher:

I will tell you what I can about the McGough family. As you did not enclose the biographical sketch of George Lafayette McGough, I don't know whether it was of my father's brother or uncle. My Aunt Mary McGough Bray wrote a genealogy of my family for me before she died at the age of 88. As she was quite old when she wrote it, some details have been left out. The following is the genealogy of my father, Henry Dawson McGough, and his brother, George Lafayette McGough.

Robert McGough came in a boat from Newry County Down, North Ireland. Died in 1778 in North Carolina. He came with father, mother, brothers, and sisters and other members and relatives, 40 in all. Landed in Charleston, South Carolina after four months voyage. John was only ten years old then. They fled from that country because of British oppression and settled in South Carolina. I think in Abbeville District. I know he came from Abbeville to Georgia. John was a soldier in the Revolutionary army. He served under General Gates and General Green. He married Elizabeth Carson. They lived in Wilkes County, now Green County, at White Plains, where they raised their family. He had eight children, the oldest Robert McGough (who was my father's grandfather). Robert was born in 1785. He married Sandal Cabanas in 1810. He served in the wars of 1812 and 1847. He first lived in Jones County, Ga., where John McGough was born. John was my father's father. Robert moved to Monroe County, Ga. and lived there until his death, in 1881 at the age of 96. I only know six names of Robert's children. They were Matilda, John, Mathew, William, Robert, and Lafayette. The other two aunts Mamie neglected to mention. John left home in Forsythe, Ga., in his early teens and came to Columbus, Ga., where he married Mary Elizabeth Dawson. They had nine children. In 1868, he moved to Glennville, Alabama, which is in Russell co., 30 miles south of Columbus. He was born in 1812 and died in 1888.

Now, some more of Robert McGough's children may have left home at an early age as his sons John and Lafayette did. Lafayette also came to Columbus but never married. I know that two of my father's first cousins moved to Seattle, Washington after the "Gold Rush" and made a fortune. The last I heard about them, they had lost the fortune, but were still living on their big estate by the kindness of the city of Seattle, in appreciation of all they had done for the city in their better days. They were very old then, so I feel they have since passed on. Their father was one of Robert's children and another son either lived in Louisiana or had relatives there. I don't know where you can find all the names of Robert's children unless my cousin, Mrs. H. L. McGurk, Route S, Box 195, Fort Worth, Texas can give them to you. She is my Aunt Mary McGough Bray's daughter.

We pronounce our name "McGoo", there is a family who lives in Birmingham now and could have come from Selma who pronounces theirs as in "cough". They have a large bakery in Birmingham. My brother knows him and he feels we must be related even though the name is pronounced differently.

If I can be of any further help to you, please let me know. I would love to have a copy of the biographical sketch of George Lafayette McGough. I am so sorry there was no mention of a James McGough in Aunt Mamie's genealogy but as I said some details are missing. I would be most interested to hear what you find out. The G. L. McGough who was my father's brother never married either.

Sincerely,

Betty McGough Brady


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MCGOUGH FAMILY, RESEARCH OBTAINED FROM REV. E. M. SHARP, RETIRED

METHODIST PASTOR OF FIRST METHODIST CHURCH ABERDEEN, MISS. 1945

The McGough's definitely came from County Down, Norah Ireland 1771. What their histories prior to coming to America are not known. The family had long settled in County Down in villages along the base of the mountains. This information comes from a very old lady by the name of Mrs. Bridgett McCoy with whom I corresponded in 1950. Her home at the time was Dorsey Mullagrass, Culluhany Post Office, County Armagh, Ireland. She had lived for many years in the area of County Down in which the McGough’s had lived. She states; "I know there was an old race of people named McGough and other people who left Ireland near 200 years ago. Some of them worked in England and their home in Ireland was along the mountains close to Newry. There are some of the descendants still there, but I am the nearest friend, none of the young people seem to know anything about these older people.

Our oldest ancestor was Robert McGough; Sr. who with his wife who is traditionally called Matilda Carson McGough, left County Down in company with 40 others, neighbors and kinsmen by the name of Carson and McDowell. They sailed from the seaport of Newry on their way to Charleston, South Carolina. It was the year of 1771. After a stormy voyage that is said to have lasted three months, they finally landed at Charleston, more dead than alive. Some of this information comes from William Nelson, a grandson of John McGough who had lived with his grandfather and had heard him tell of his experiences many times. John McGough was of Green County, Georgia. In 1895, in William Nelson's old age he wrote a letter to a cousin of his describing what his grandfather had told him. He said in part:

"You asked me to give you information concerning Grandfather John McGough. He was born in Ireland and came over to America with his father, mother, brothers, and sisters and other family relations, the Carson’s and McDowell's, 40 of them came over in the same ship and landed at Charleston, South Carolina after close to 4 months voyage. Grandfather was only 10 years old then. They fled from Ireland because of British oppression and settled in South Carolina, I think it was in Abbeville District. I know he came from Abbeville to Georgia."

Some of the Carson families do seem to have settled first in Abbeville District, South Carolina. One set of them was in what is now Edgefield County, South Carolina. Another family, that of Thomas Carson went on to Wilkes County, Georgia where Thomas died in 1790 leaving a will. It was the grand daughter of Thomas that became the wife of the above John McGough. The McDowell's settled also in Wilkes County as there were McDowell's closely related to the Carson’s and with whom the McGough's seem to have had close relations with.

Robert McGough, Sr. however for some reason now unknown to us, pushed his way up into Mecklenburg County, North Carolina where he purchased a tract of land in the Providence Presbyterian Church community, about 10 miles south of Charlotte. There he purchased land from Patrick Jack on Oct. 24,1773. The following deed is on record at Charlotte, N. C. October 24,1773, Patrick Jack of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, and Robert McGough of the same county and Providence, for 60 pounds Proclamation money, conveys a tract of land on both sides of McCalpanes Creek, joining Robert Elliott and Samuel Jack and being where on Patrick Jack now dwells. Containing 150 acres.

Witnesses:

James Tate

Samuel Jack

Edward Sharp

Patrick Jack


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This was about the time of the Declaration of Independence, it will be remembered and America from the time of Robert McGough's landing was at war with Great Britain. There was no area in the whole south that was more of a hot bed of rebellion than Meclenburg County and surrounding area. It was at Charlotte that the famous Declaration of Independence was signed before the more famous one was signed in Philadelphia on July the 4th. The first settlers of the Mecklenburg area were almost 100 percent Scotch Irish Presbyterians and strongly opposed to Great Britain. The McGough’s were apparently right at home in the midst.

When the Revolutionary War broke out, John McGough, the oldest of three sons of Robert McGough, Sr. enlisted in the Militia and fought first in Pennsylvania and New York and later in the war in South Carolina. During the war, Robert McGough, SR, the father, died in 1778 and left his will, which is recorded at Charlotte. He named his son John, as executor of the will and it was not executed until peace was assured. The will is as follows:

I, Robert McGough of North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, being in perfect memory though weak in body, do make this my last will and testament, as follows:

I will, and positively order all my lawful debts to be paid, I give to my dear wife for the term of her widowhood this house where I now dwell and 50 acres of land including the improvements and said house and after her death, or marriage, to my sons John and Robert with my other land adjoining said improvements. I will and positively order the rest of my estate shall be equally divided among the rest of my children that is not provided for, to wit: John, Isabella, Robert, William, and Sarah as they come of age, or as my executors shall see proper. I do likewise give and bequeath to my daughter, Mary Sharp, 12 pounds, which her husband John Sharp is indebted to me by promise. I do constitute my kind and loving wife executor and my kind and loving son-in-law John Sharp and John Jack executors of this my last will and testament, in witness where of I have here unto set my hand and seal this 29th day of October 1778.

Witnesses: Signed:

John McGough

Robert McGough

John Jack

Concerning the people named in the above will of Robert McGough Sr.: Edward Sharp who signed the deed from Patrick Jack to Robert McGough in 1773 was the father of John Sharp who married Mary McGough, oldest child of Robert and Matilda McGough. Edward Sharp is also the ancestor of E. M. Sharp, the writer of these pages. It was through efforts to trace the Sharp family in Mecklenburg that discovered the McGough records there. No mention of the McGough's having lived in Mecklenburg came down from the family of John McGough of Georgia, who is also the ancestor of E. M. Sharp.

The Jack family is one well known and traced, but there does not appear to have been any kinship between the Jacks and McGough's. The Jack family had settled in Mecklenburg at an earlier date than the McGough's and had come down from Pennsylvania. Patrick Jack was owner and operator of a noted tavern in Charlotte in the pre4evolutionary days and through the war as well. Descendants of the Jack family moved to Wilkes County, Georgia and lived in Green County also where they continued to be near the McGough's, but there seems to have been no kinship.

edited 5-12-2000

............... eventually they became related. One of my Mother's ancestors on her Mother's (Wiley) side of the family was John Jack of Mecklenburg and, later, Wilkes County. He has been identified both as Patrick Jack's brother and his cousin. I think he was Patrick's cousin, as I found a John Jack in Pennsylvania who stayed there who was identified as Patrick Jack's brother. John's daughter, Ann Jack, married Moses Wiley. They were my Grandmother's grandparents. I have never found out who my John Jack's parents were or their relationship to Patrick Jack. Moses Wiley was drowned in South Carolina. One of his sons was in business in Milledgeville, Georgia before moving to Macon, Georgia, which is the first place I've found his brother, my ancestor, Dr. John B. Wiley, and another brother, Laird Harris Wiley, living.

Carole Scott 4-25-2000

The Elliott family, neighbors of the McGough's, were also neighbors of the Sharps, so the three families were closely associated in the neighborly way. It is very likely that Mary McGough and John ~ were married about 1775. Mary McGough seems to have died around 1778, for early in ~ John Sharp married Eleanor Cunningham, daughter of Roger and Mary Cunningham, also of Mcalpine Creek, Providence Community. James Sharp, a brother of John Sharp, married Margaret Cunningham a sister of Eleanor. James and Margaret Sharp who later moved to Green County, Georgia are ancestors of E. M. Sharp.

After the Revolutionary War, the McGough sons, John, Robert, and William all went to Abbeville District, South Carolina and eventually over into what is now Green County, Georgia. John McGough married Elizabeth Carson in Abbevile District in 1782. Robert McGough, Jr. is said to have married a Miss McWhorter of the same county. By 1785, the McGough brothers were obtaining land by grant located in Green County, Georgia. This land was still raw frontier and they were subject to Indian trouble. From time to time, they fled back to the more settled sections of Abbeville District, South Carolina.

According to the provisions of the will of Robert McGough, Sr., the whole of the land would go to the two sons, John and Robert. At sometime between 1778 and 1786, John deeded his portion of this land to his brother, Robert. In the year of 1786, Robert sold the entire tract of land. Indicating the mother had probably died or was moving with her sons to South Carolina or Georgia. The following deed of record in Charlotte speaks for itself:

December 13, 1786 and the 10th year of American Independence.

Robert McGough, Jr. of the state of Georgia, Green County, conveys to William Smith of

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina for 80 pounds, that tract of land left to him in his father's

Will, Robert McGough, SR, and part by deed from brother, John McGough, on both sides of

Mcalpine Creek joining Robert Elliott, and Samuel Jacks land, etc.

Witnesses: Josiah Harrison

Samuel Benham

Robert McGough, Jr.

William Cravens

CHILDREN OF ROBERT, SR. AND MATILDA CARSON MCGOUGH---

I. Mary McGough, mentioned in her father's will in 1778 as the wife of John Sharp, may have been the oldest child. She was likely married to John Sharp after the settlement in Mecklenburg, as they were neighbors of the Sharp family. There have come down from vague traditions in the Sharp family of an earlier marriage with the McGough's than the marriage between Marshall Sharp and Matilda McGough in Green County, Georgia in 1819. It was probably this marriage between John Sharp and Mary McGough. Mary apparently died, and if she left any children to John Sharp, we now have no knowledge of it. He was married in about 1792 to Eleanor Cunningham and by her had nine children.

2. John McGough, oldest son of Robert, Sr. and Matilda McGough was born in County Down, Ireland on August 21, 1761. He died October 17, 1847. He is said to have been 10 years old when they came to America, thus dating arrival in Charleston, South Carolina, as 1771. They purchased land in Mecklenburg County in 1773. John was in service during the Revolutionary War and was wounded twice. In 1782, he married Elizabeth Carson, daughter of William Carson of Abbeville District, South Carolina and granddaughter of Thomas Carson of Green County, Georgia. John spent the remainder of his life in Green County; Georgia living on his original place, where he died in 1847, same year his wife Elizabeth Carson McGough died. They are buried in the McGough family cemetery on his home place along with several of their children and neighbors.

3. Isabella McGough, next named child in the will of Robert McGough was no doubt born in Ireland. She was born May 13, 1763. She apparently came to South Carolina with the rest of the family and was married in old Abbeville District (Edgefield County) to John Carson of Edgefield county who was born May 24, 1760 in Ireland. It appears they may have been cousins of some degree. John and Isabella were married June 24, 1782. After their marriage they lived in Edgefield County, South Carolina where all of their children were born. Later they moved to Crawford County, Georgia where they apparently lived out their lives and are buried. According to records of this family and their old bible, the children of John and Isabella McGough Carson were:

(I). Thomas Carson born May 13, 1785

(2). William Carson born August 26,1787

(3). Jane Carson born September 16,1789

(4). Phoebe Carson born January 3, 1793

(5). Polly (Mary) Carson born July 5, 1796

(6). John Carson born July 2, 1799

(7). Joseph Jefferson Carson born August 16, 1802

(8). RobertCarsonbornMay2, 1806 Joseph Jefferson Carson died April 12, 1875. He married a Miss Rains on October 29,1823.

They moved to Macon, Georgia and bought a plantation known as "Wilburville". He was a member of the Secession Convention of Georgia in 1861. He gave four sons to the

Confederacy and three of them were killed in Virginia. Their bodies were brought home by servants and buried in the family cemetery. They had 10 children, four sons and six daughters. We have no knowledge of the other children of John Carson and Isabella McGough Carson.

4. Robert McGough, Jr., son of Robert McGough, Sr., was born December 1, 1765 in County

Down, Ireland died October 26, 1827 in Dallas County, Alabama where he left a will recorded. We have seen how he went to Green County, Georgia as early as 1785 where he was living when he sold the home place in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He was married to Nancy (Agnes) McWhorter, in Abbeville District, South Carolina. No date of marriage is given. According to traditions in the John McGough family, his brother Robert moved to Kentucky about 1806. We find that Robert Jr. and family were living in Christian County,

Kentucky in the 1810 census and their family is composed of as follows. Census:

1 male - 45 and upward (1765) Robert Jr. himself

1 female - 26 - 45 (1765- 1784) Nancy McWhorter McGough.

I female - 16 - 26 (1784-1794)??

1 male - 16 - 26 (1784 - 1794) James McGough

1 female 10 - 16 (1794 - 1800) Mary McGough

1 female 10 - 16 (1794 - 1800) Elizabeth McGough

1 male 0 - 10 (1800 - 1810) Robert Joseph McGough

1 female 0 - 10 (1800 - 1810) Agnes McGough

1 female 0 – 10 (1800 - 1810)??

"More information will be given later on Robert Jr. and Nancy McGough"

We see here that he had two daughters I do not seem to know. Traditionally, he also had a son, John McGough, who was married to Elizabeth (Polly) Brooks in Christian County, Kentucky in 1810. The marriage record is recorded there. This John McGough obtained a land grant in what was then Livingston County in 1810, later was cut off into Caldwell County, Kentucky.

Robert McGough, Jr. and family moved to Dallas County after the Creek War was ended. All of the family moved there with the exception of John McGough who remained there in Caldwell County, Kentucky where he died in 1828. Two of Robert McGough's sons moved from Selena (sp), Alabama in 1843, James McGough and Robert Joseph McGough. James and family settled in Union County, Arkansas. Robert Joseph McGough and family settled in Union Parish, Louisiana. About 40 miles separated the two families. They still have descendants there.

5. William McGough, youngest son of Robert McGough, Sr. of Meckienburg County lived for many years in Green County, Georgia. Traditionally, he is said to have died in Twiggs

County, Georgia. Very likely he was also born in Ireland. Little is known of William and his family. There are some records of deeds in Green County, Georgia showing that William was certainly there as early as 1792. September 13, 1797 - Green County, Georgia Deeds -William McGough sells to George Campbell for $600, 395 acres of land on the waters of the South Oghechee River, bounding on the land of L. W. Carson and N. W. Taylor. Land which had been granted to William McGough in the year of 1792 by Governor Telfair of Georgia.

Other deeds of William McGough in Green County:

January 18, 1791 - William McGough of Abbeville County, South Carolina sells to Zachariah Robertson of Green County, for $326.00, 163 acres of land on Beaverdam of Richland Creek. This deed shows an even earlier date for William's acquisition of land in Green County, though he was living in Abbevile District, South Carolina at the time of the sale in 1791. December 11, 1797 - William McGough of Green County, Georgia sells to Bennett Poesy for $100, 100 acres of land on Beaverdam of Richland Creek. November 23, 1792 - Thomas Grey of Green County, Ga. sells William McGough one Negro woman named Silvey. Witness to this deed was John Carson (probably the husband of Isabella McGough) but more likely the son Thomas Carson of Green County who also lived on Beaverdam of Richland Creek.

January 7, 1800 - Josiah Hudgins sells land to William McGough, 200 acres. January 7, 1800- William McGough of Abbeville County S.C. sells to Adam Simonton of Green County, Georgia, 200 acres of land on Oghechee River, South Fork, bounding on the north of John King's land, on the east on Spellinan's land, and on the south by Baldqin's land and on the west unknown. The census of Green County, Georgia for the year of 1820 shows William McGough and his wife, living near his brother John McGough. Both he and his wife are above 45 years of age, and living alone with no others in the household. We have no earlier censuses of Georgia than 1820. The earlier censuses having been destroyed in Washington when the British captured the capital and burned so many government buildings during the war of 1812. William does not show in Green County in the census of 1830. Neither is he in Twiggs County in 1830. However, in the 1840 census of Twiggs we find the family of Thomas C. McGough and again in the 1850 Thomas C. McGough appears. In 1860 census and 1870 census the family of James C. McGough appears in Twiggs County, but in 1860 and 1870 Thomas C. McGough is no longer there. The ages of Thomas C. and James C. are about the same and they may be the sons of William McGough. Further investigation will have to be made into this branch of this family.

6. Sarah McGough, last named child in the will of Robert McGough, Sr. Tradition in the John McGough family is that Sarah never married. She is said to have been a devout Quaker and always said "Thee" and "Thou" in her speech.

In 1946, I carried on a correspondence with a Mr. Dozier N. Fields who was then living at 98 Grant Ave., Islip, and Long Island, New York Island. He was employed in a bank in New York City. He was a descendant of John and Elizabeth Carson McGough through their daughter, Martha McGough, who married Perry Nelson. He was a grandson of William Nelson who wrote the old letter in 1895. He sent to me a photostatic copy he had obtained from the Dept. of Archives and History of Raleigh, North Carolina showing that Sarah McGough was paid 6 pounds and 3 shillings and 8 pence for sundries furnished the Militia of North Carolina, Virginia and South Carolina as allowed by William and Cathy, Auditors of Salisbury District as per their report No. 36, the date of this report is 1781. It appears that Sarah furnished supplies during the war as did almost every other patriotic family, and was finally paid in 1781. The information that Sarah was a Quaker comes from Miss Maude McGough of Seattle Washington in a letter to me in about 1946. Miss Maude McGough descends from Robert and Sandal Cabanas McGough of Monroe County, Georgia. Robert was a son of John and Elizabeth Carson McGough. It must be that Sarah lived with or near her brother John all her life since the only traditions we have of her comes down from the John McGough branch of the family.

ROBERT MCGOUGH, SR. was born in about 1730 and died 1778. His wife was Matilda Carson and had (E. M. Sharp descends as follows):

JOHN MCGOUGH was born in 1761 and died in 1847. His wife was Elizabeth Carson, daughter of William and Margaret Mills Carson of Abbeville District, S. C. and grand daughter of Thomas Carson of Wilkes and Green Counties, Georgia. Both, John and Elizabeth are buried in the McGough cemetery at White Plains, Georgia. They had a daughter:

MATILDA MCGOUGH born 1799 in Abbeville District, S. C. and died 1881 in Scott County, Miss. She is buried in Leak County, Miss. Her husband was Marshall C. Sharp, son of James and Margaret Cunningham Sharp of Meckienburg County, North Carolina, Green County Georgia, and Montgomery County, Alabama. Marshall Sharp was born in 1796 in Mecklenburg and died 1845 in Tallapoosa County, Ala. They had:

MARSHALL LAFAYETTE SHARP was born 1829 in Montgomery County, Ala. and died in 1896 in Van Zandt County, Texas and buried in Edgewood. His was wife Mattie Jane Ware from Lincoln County, Georgia was born 1842 and died in 1929 and buried at Edgewood. They had:

ROBERT HILLARD SHARP was born 1847 in Mississippi and died in 1949 at Carthage, Miss. His wife was Dolly Henry, born in 1872 and died in 1915 at Edgewood, Texas.

E.M. SHARP was born in 1904-3477 Highland Cove, Memphis, Tenn.

Mr. E. M. Sharp states that in his efforts to trace the Sharp family, he went to Charlotte, North Carolina and searched the records for the Sharps. It was then that he discovered the McGough records. The two families seem to have had several intermarriages. John Sharp married Mary McGough. Marshall Sharp married Matilda McGough. Thomas McGough of Butts County married Nancy McClure whose mother was Mary Sharp, a daughter of Richard Sharp and grand daughter of Edward Sharp of Mecklenburg. Richard was a brother of John and James Sharp who is the ancestor of E. M. Sharp.

John McGough, son of Robert, Sr. and Matilda Carson McGough was born August 21, 1761 in County Down, North Ireland. He died October 17, 1847 at White Plains, Green County, Georgia. His wife, Elizabeth Carson, was the daughter of William and Margaret Mills Carson. She was born June 25, 1764 in County Down, North Ireland and died April 23, 1847 at White Plains, Green County, Georgia. They were married in 1782 in Abbeeville District, South Carolina. John McGough came to America when he was 10 years old with his parents, landing in Charleston, South Carolina. They moved overland to Mecklenburg County, North Carolina where they lived in the Providence Presbyterian Church Community. Robert McGough, Sr. purchased a tract of 150 acres of land on Mcalpine Creek from Patrick Jack in 1773. Robert died in 1778, leaving part of his home place to John and the other part to Robert, Jr. John later sold his part to his Robert, Jr., who in turn sold it in 1786. They were all living in Green County, Georgia at this time. John McGough first enlisted in the Revolutionary War in the army of General Horatio Gates. He was in the battle of Brandywine in Pennsylvania and was present at the surrender of General Burgoyne at Saratoga in New York. Apparently returning home after this northern campaign, he later enlisted in the command of General Sumter of South Carolina. William Nelson, his grandson in old age thought his grandfather had been under the command of Light Horse Harry Lee or Col. William Washington. The actual records show that he was under the command of General Sumter in South Carolina. He served through the famous campaigns of General Nathaniel Greene in the Carolinas at the battles of "Fishing Creek", "Camden", "Kings Mountain", "Ninety six", "Cowpens", "Eutaw Springs", and "Guilford Court House". He was wounded severely by two saber cuts, one on the right side of the head near the crown and the other on the shoulder near the shoulder blade. The cut on the head was four or five inches tong and in the shoulder six or eight inches long. The wounds rendered him unable to perform any more active service until the close of the campaign in South Carolina. Later when federal pensions were made possible for veterans of the revolution. He was urged by his friends to apply for a pension but refused to do so, saying that his country was poor and he did not need it. He scorned to ask his country for service which he gladly rendered to secure liberty and independence from Great Britain.

It seems that John and his brothers, Robert and William, all appeared rather early in Green County, Georgia and secured land there, certainly as early as 1785. They lived also in Abbeville District, South Carolina, moving back and forth between the two locations. In the early days the Indians were troublesome in Green County. When they would go on the warpath, the families would pack up and move back to Abbeville for safety, returning to their homes in Green County on the resumption of peace. The 1790 census shows John McGough living next door to his father-in-law, William Carson, in the Hard Labor Section of Abbeville County.

Elizabeth Carson, wife of John McGough, was born June 25, 1764 in Ireland according to tradition in the family. If this were true, then the whole Carson delegation came together in the same ship with the McGough’s. It is proven that Elizabeth Carson was the grand daughter of Thomas Carson who died in Green County, Ga. in 1790, leaving an extensive will on record there. In his will, Thomas Carson specifically named "my son living in South Carolina." All circumstantial evidence proves him to be William Carson, who was living in Abbeville District in 1790. William Carson's wife was Margaret Mills.

On coming over from Ireland, the Carson’s turned south. William purchased land in the Hard Labor Creek Section of Abbeville county, living some five or six miles east of the present town of Abbeville. The family seems to have worshiped a Cedar Springs Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church, which is still an active church. William Carson died in 1801 in Abbeville County; His family was as follows:

1. Martha Carson- Married Major John Hearst and they had; Margaret, Robert, William, Mary, Jane, John, George, Martha, Lewis and Sarah.

2. Elizabeth Carson- Married John McGough (see later information)

3. Sarah Carson- Married Mitchell Rafferty. They later moved to Kentucky.

4. Margaret Carson- Married Josiah Patterson who was born in Ireland. He was a member of the South Carolina Assembly. They had six children: Josiah, Jr., James, William, Jane, Sarah, and Mrs. Perrin.

5. Mary Carson- Married James Patterson and moved later to Alabama.

6. Robert Carson- Married Nancy Howard and moved to Tallahahatchie County, Mississippi. They had Martin, James, Mary, Elizabeth, Margaret, Jane, Lucinda, Benjamin, John, and William.

John and Elizabeth Carson McGough lived the rest of their lives on their place at White Plains, Georgia. They are buried in a little family cemetery on the place. In the summer of 1947, one hundred years after the death of John and Elizabeth, Mr. E. M. Sharp and his father visited the place and the cemetery at White Plains and stood at the foot of those two patriots. The place was then owned by a Mr. Thompson who took special pains to show them all points of interest. The cemetery was located in the middle of a patch where he was growing peanuts. Some years ago the Daughters of the Revolution erected a monument on his grave. These words, "JOHN MCGOUGH, A North Carolina REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER" are engraved. About 30 other graves are in the plot. Buried there besides the McGough, are the Nelsons and Griers. The children of John and Elizabeth Carson McGough are:

1. Sarah McGough- Born July 15, 1783 and died July 22, 1893. Buried in the McGough cemetery at White Plains, Georgia.

2. Robert McGough- Born March28, 1785 and died in Monroe County, Georgia in 1876. He married Sandal Cabanas. They had a large family and from them descend The McGough’s of Montgomery, Alabama as well as others of Monroe and Butts Counties, Georgia.

3. Margaret McGough- Born April 3, 1787, she never married and died in 1880 in Monroe County, Georgia while living in the home of her brother, Robert.

4. William McGough- Born April 12, 1789 and died December 12, 1820. He is buried in the family cemetery at White Plains, Georgia.

5. Martha McClelland McGough- Born March 18,1791 and died November 4, 1870 at the age of 79. She married Perry Nelson of Green County, Ga. where they lived all their lives. They were devout members of old Bethany Presbyterian Church, one of the oldest churches in Green County. They were the parents of William Newton Nelson, who lived in later years in McDonough, Georgia and who wrote the old letter of his grandfather, John McGough, in 1895.

6. John McGough, Jr.- Born April 15,1793 and died October 22, 1819. He is buried in the family cemetery at White Plains, Georgia.

7. Thomas McGough- Born April 7, 1795 and died in Butts County, Georgia. He married Nancy McClure, daughter of James McClure and wife, who was Mary Sharp, the daughter of Richard Sharp of Mecdklinburg County, North Carolina. Richard Sharp was a son of Edward Sharp of Mecklinburg. Richard Sharp was a brother of John Sharp who married Mary McGough, daughter of Robert Sr. and Matilda Carson McGough. Thomas and Nancy had a large family. One of their daughters married her first cousin William Newton Nelson, the man who wrote the old letter of his grandfather, John McGough, in 1895. Mr. Dozier Fields of Islip, Long Island, New York is a grandson of this couple.

8. Elizabeth McGough- Born April 30, 1797 and died June 8, 1817. She is buried in the family cemetery at White Plains.

9. Matilda McGough- Born July 17, 1799 in Abbeville District, South Carolina and died

November 16,1881 in Scott County, Mississippi and is buried in Good Hope Cemetery, just

across the line in Leake County Mississippi. She married Marshall C. Sharp on November 30,

1819 in Green County, Georgia. They moved to Montgomery County, Alabama and later to

Tallapoosa County, Alabama where Marshall died in 1845. Matilda with her family moved to

Mississippi.

10. Joseph McGough- Born August 14,1801 and died September 1, 1812 is buried in the family cemetery at White Plains, Georgia.

11. James McGough- Born November 23,1803 and died in 1883 in Alabama, where he lived for

25 years. He moved and knowledge of his family is scant.

12. David Carson McGough- Born August 6, 1806 and died July 26, 1835. He had married and had a son. He died and is buried at County Line Baptist Church in Butts County, Georgia. Descendants of John McGough and his wife Elizabeth Carson McGough:

Robert McGough, second child and oldest son of John and Elizabeth McGough was born on March28, 1785 in Abbeville County, South Carolina and died March 10, 1882 in Monroe County, Georgia.

Sandal Cabanas, his wife was the daughter of George Cabanas and Hanna Clay from Amelia County, Virginia, died August 20, 1885 in the home of her son, Robert Carson McGough in Forsythe County, Georgia. They were married: October 10, 1811 in Jones County, Ga. Robert McGough was in the war of 1812. He was a private in the Company of Captain George M. Weatherly's, of the Second Georgia Militia from August 23, 1813 to March 9, 1814. Soon after marriage, he settled in Monroe County, Georgia. There, he remained the rest of his life and raised a family of six boys and four girls.

Their children, grandchildren and some great grandchildren:

1. John McGough- Born September 15, 1812 and died December 14,1888. He married Mary

Elizabeth Dawson, born 1831 and died March27, 1915. They were married July 27, 1852.

They lived most of their lives a Glennville, Alabama They Had:

(1) Annie Blair McGough was born December 19, 1854 and died December 7, 1893. She married W. C. Hart, May 18, 1873 and lived in Montgomery, Alabama. They had one

2. Robert Carson McGough- Born January 10, 1857 and died in1880 unmarried.

3. Thomas Dawson McGough was born July 1, 1859 and married Annie Will Perry on

December 14, 1889 at Glennville, Alabama. Their children were:

(A) John McGough

(B) George Edward McGough---- (Twins born February 23, 1891)

(C) Thomas Dawson McGough, Jr.- He established an automobile agency in Montgomery, Alabama about 1916. In 1946, he organized a new company on Bibb Street in Montgomery to handle Oldsmobile’s in the name of his two sons Thomas D. McGough, III and Frank McGough, who had just returned from the army.

4. Hugh Blair McGough was born on September 8, 1861 and died on February 6, 1894. He never married and died in the home of his sister, Mrs. W. M. Bray in Eufaula, Alabama.

5. George Lafayette McGough was born on September 8,1861 with twin brother, Hugh Blair. The twins were born in Jones County, Georgia. Home was Glenville, Alabama.

6. John Welch McGough was born January 1, 1864 and died??

7. Mary Elizabeth McGough was born August 16, 1866 and married William Mark Bray on

November 20, 1890. They made their home at Glennville, Alabama. Children were:

(A) Hugh Mark Bray was born September 21, 1891 and lives in Columbus, S.C.

(B) Mary Bray was born on December 15, 1897. She married and lives in Fort Worth, TX.

8. Susie Sandal McGough was born on July 20, 1869 and married Leonard Alfred Baarcke on November 20, 1890. They made their home in Montgomery, Alabama.

9. Henry Dawson McGough was born on December 19, 1873. He married Carolyn Jackson on August 15, 1919 and made their home at Glennville, Alabama.

II. Elizabeth McGough married Ezekiel Hollis and lived at Brundidge, Georgia. No children.

III. Mary Ann McGough married Robert Minter, lived in Buena Vista, Georgia. They had seven children. Mary died in 1871.

IV. Matilda McGough was born in 1818, she never married.

V. Matthew Organ McGough was born in 1814.

VI. William T. McGough was killed in the Civil War in the Battle of New Hope Church. Actually died in Atlanta on July 1864. He left two sons:

(A) John McGough

(B) Robert McGough

VII. George Lafayette McGough was a merchant at Columbus, Georgia.

VIII. Sarah B. McGough was born in 1816 and resided in Marion County, Georgia. She married Jacob A. Clements who was born December 10, 1808. Sarah Clements died July 27, 1904. Both are buried in Buena Vista, Georgia. Their children were:

(A) Thomas J. Clements

(B) Peyton W. Clements married Susan J. Rocknian, April 27, 1857.

(C) Sarah Ann Clements married a Mr. Hanson.

(D) Jane Baldwin Clements was born October 5, 1836 at Buena Vista, Ga. and died November 20, 1910. She married Richard Wiley Melton, April 24, 1856. They are the grand parents of Miss Dovie E. Goodlet who now resides at 106 Laurel Street, Wing Shadows, West Monroe, Louisiana. (1970)

(E) John W. Clements was born November 22, 1838 and died February 13, 1911 He never married.

(F) Harriet Clements was born in 1841. She married a Mr. TilIman.

(G) William A. Clements was born in 1845 in Georgia.

(H) Robert E. Clements was born February 18, 1854 and died January 9,1923. He married Mattie McCall who was born, November 5,1854 and died April 2, 1949 at the age of 95. They both are buried in Buena Vista, Georgia.

X. George Lafayette McGough died Oct.31, 1879, he never married

X. Robert Carson McGough was the youngest son and child of Robert and Sandal Cabanas McGough. He was born in 1832 and died September 8, 1945 at the age of 113 years. He married Margaret Hollis. Robert Carson McGough graduated from the University of Georgia carrying off the highest honors. Many years later his son Robert C. McGough, Jr. did the same at the same University. He made his home in Monroe County, Georgia, later moving to Forsythe, Georgia. His mother lived in his home in her last days and died in his home in Forsythe County. After the death of his wife, he and all of his children moved to Seattle, Washington to live with his oldest son, Thomas McGough. His children were:

1. Thomas McGough- never married. He made a fortune prospecting and gold digging in the Klondike. Returned to Seattle and engaged in the real-estate business when the city was rapidly growing and increased the fortune.

2. Maude McGough- never married. She was living in Seattle in 1948-1950 when she sent quite a bit of information on the McGough families, traditions, etc.

3. Nellie McGough- never married. She was last heard of in Seattle.

4. Robert Carson McGough, Jr.- never married. He carried off the highest honors at the University of Georgia when a student there.

5. May McGough - She married Dr. Frank Cato and lived in Americus, Georgia. They had one son:

(1) Frank Cato, Jr., a surgeon who lived in New Orleans, La. After the death of Dr. Frank Cato, Sr., May McGough Cato also went to Seattle, Washington to live with her brothers and sisters.

3. Margaret McGough, 3rd. child of John and Elizabeth Carson McGough was born April 11,

1785 in Abbeville County, South Carolina. In 1850 she was living with her sister Matilda Sharp in Tallapoosa County, Alabama and the census records gives her birth place as Georgia so she may have been born in Green County, Georgia. Margaret died in 1880 in Monroe Co., Georgia. She was about 95 years old.

She never married, but lived with her father and mother in Green County as long as they lived, both died in 1847. She then went over to Butts County, Georgia and made her home with her brother, Thomas McGough. She owned a family of Negroes that was relatives to some of the Negroes her brother drew in the division of the estate of John McGough. In 1866 after the Negroes were free she moved to the home of her brother Robert McGough in Monroe County and spent the remainder of her days with him.

5. Martha McClelland McGough was born March 18, 1791 and died November 4, 1870, age 79. Martha was the 5th child of John and Elizabeth McGough. She married Perry Nelson of Green County, where they lived all their lives. They were devout members of old Bethany Presbyterian Church, one of the oldest churches in Green County, Georgia. They were the parents of William Newton Nelson who wrote the old letter giving information about his grand father, John McGough, that he learned while staying with him. Letter was written in 1895. Martha was born in Georgia. Her husband, Perry Nelson was born in Maryland in 1794. He died in Green County, Georgia. They were married in 1821. They had 6 children, three boys and three girls. Those known are:

(A) Margaret Nelson- Born in 1823 and married William Moore.

(B) James Nelson- Born in 1826 was still living with parents in 1850.

(C) Martha Nelson- Born in 1829 was still living with her parents in 1850.

(D) William Newton Nelson- Married Martha Ann McGough, daughter of Thomas McGough.

(E)??

(F) ??

Much of this information repeats itself from information that has already been written but is from other sources of history that goes into a little more detail of John and Elizabeth Carson

McGough and their descendents. Their children are listed by number according to their births.

7. Thomas McGough the seventh child was born April 7, 1795 in Green County, Georgia and reared on a farm. He died January 23, 1876 at his home in Butts County, Georgia. Nancy McClure, his wife, was born February 14, 1804 in Putnam County, Georgia and died January 13, 1889 in Butts County, Georgia. She was the daughter of James McClure and Mary Sharp. Both are buried at County Line Church. They were married December 27, 1825 in Putnam County, Georgia.

In the War of 1812, he was a soldier in Capt. Dawson's Company of the Second Georgia Militia from October 12, 1814 to March 15, 1815. He drew a pension for services rendered in the army for several years before his death. He was inducted at Sparta, Georgia and marched to Savanna, Georgia where he was stationed. The march covered 20 miles per day.

In 1823, he left his father's home and went to Butts County, Georgia. This country was not then laid off; being a new territory just obtained from the Creek Indians in a treaty at Indian Springs, Georgia. He purchased a tract of land on the Macintosh Trail, which is now called Strickland Road. There is a small town built today on part of the land he owned. When he left home, he carried with him a Negro boy twelve years old whose name was Phil, two horses, his tools, and household goods. He stopped in the woods, built a log cabin and cleared the land to make a crop of corn for the year of 1824. For meat he killed deer, turkey, and many other animals which roamed the woods at that time. His nearest neighbor was a Mr. Watkins who had settled before him on land, which was joining his. His next neighbor was Robert Greir, the maker of the famous Greir Almanac.

Thomas McGough in 1825 built himself a better cabin near the one he had built two years before. He used the new house for living and the small on for a kitchen. It was completed in the last of December 1825. When completed, he washed his Sunday shirt and ironed it. He then saddled his horse and leading another, started out for Putnam County. On the twenty- seventh day of December 1825 he married Miss Nancy McClure. The morning after their marriage, they set out on horse back carrying her clothes and household goods for their new home which was about seventy five miles from there. They lived at this place for twenty- five years, where all seven of their children were born. He then sold his home and moved to a new place eight miles west in the same county in 1849. Here they lived the remaining days of their lives, raising all seven of their children.

Thomas McGough is described as being five feet seven inches tall, weight about 140 pounds, with dark hair, dark eyes, and swarthy complexion. This is in an affidavit made by his widow in applying for a pension. He was a farmer and a member of County Line Baptist Church, as was all his family.

The children of Thomas and Nancy McGough are as follows:

I. Martha Ann McGough was born January 8, 1828 and died March 7, 1907. She died at

McDonough, Georgia. She married William Newton Nelson, son of Perry Nelson and

Martha McClendon McGough. They were first cousins. They married on October 31, 1847

They had seven children, six girls and one boy. Only one name furnished:

1. Ida Nelson married Mr. Fields of Islip, Long Island, New York, who furnished some valuable notes on the McGough family. The above William Newton Nelson is the man who in 1895 while living in McDonough, Georgia, wrote the letter retelling some of his grand father, John McGough' stories.

II. Margaret Jane McGough was born January 8,1831 and died January 7, 1887 in Butts County She married Finney M. Kimball on February 11, 1849. They had no children. She later married William S. Swann. They had no children. Their home was in Butts County, Ga. Mr. Fields writes: "Alongside me as I write is a large whitewood, or poplar blanket and quilt chest that was once the property of "Aunt Margaret Swann". I also have

a maple chest of drawers which belonged to Nancy McClure McGough, a handsome piece of homemade furniture.

III. John Thomas McGough was born December 23, 1832 and died May 12, 1872. He married Sarah Evans in 1871 and had one son John A. McGough. John Thomas McGough was a Confederate soldier.

IV. James Robert McGough was born September 16, 1836 and died December 4, 1913 in Butts County, Georgia. He married Elizabeth Baiikston, daughter of William R. Balikston, clerk of Superior Court of Butts County. Her mother was Mahaley Collins. James Robert served in the Civil War in Co. 1, 14th Regiment of the army of North Virginia. He was discharged for disability and re-enlisted in July of 1864. Their children:

(A) Emma E. McGough (E) Minnie May McGough

(B) William F. McGough (F) Birdie Ola McGough

(C) Margaret L. McGough (G) Joseph Gordon McGough

(D) Mattie McGough

V Joseph Howard McGough was born March29, 1840 and died May 10, 1862 in Virginia. He married Sally Finney on August 8, 1860. They had one child, Ella Captolitta McGough.

VI. William Marion McGough was born August 22, 1842 and died February 14, 1915 at Morton, Mississippi. He Married Elizabeth Moore in 1872. He was a private in the Civil War. He was wounded at the battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia on December 13, 1862 and surrendered at Appoinattox, Virginia on April 9, 1865. About 1900, he moved to Morton, Mississippi and operated a successful mercantile business for many years. He left several sons, who at last account were still living at Morton. This branch of the family has not been followed up.

VII. Benjamin Lewis McGough, the youngest son of Thomas and Nancy McGough, was born

January 3, 1849 and died March20, 1923 in Atlanta, Georgia and is buried at Fayetteville,

Georgia. He married Sarah Jane Lewis (widow of James A. Moore) on September 20,1867.

She was born February 8, 1845 and died July 1, 1917 and buried at Fayetteville, Georgia.

Sarah Jane's children by Mr. Moore were:

(A) Allis M. Moore, born February 20, 1863, married J. R. Murphy of Georgia.

(B) J. Avery Moore, born February 26, 1865, married A. D. Murphy.

Children of Sarah Jane and Benjamin. Lewis McGough were:

(1) Reed Eleanor McGough was born August 9, 1868 and died August 2, 1869

(2) Ossie Jane McGough was born December 6, 1869 and married L. W. Kirkland on

November 28, 1888.

(3) James Landau McGough was born January 15, 1891 and married Sapha Addison on

December 13, 1891.

(4) Martha Lenora McGough was born April 18, 1872 and married T.N. Kidd on February 3,

1892.

(5) Nancy Eusebee McGough was born July 25, 1873 and married J. W. Kirkland on

February 11, 1891.

(6) Hester Blalock McGough was born February 10, 1875 and died January 15, 1912 at

Fayetteville, Georgia. She married A. P. Sams on October 2, 1894.

(7) Daisy McGough was born August 5, 1877 and died August 11, 1877

(8) Thomas Marion McGough was born April 2, 1879 and married Lizzie Walker on

November 21, 1909. They made their home at Morton, Mississippi.

(9) John Claude McGough was born July 2, 1880 and married Lillie Stephenson on April 16

1905. John C. McGough served two terms as Chancery Clerk of Scott County, Mississippi.

Will give more information of John and Lillie McGough later.

While visiting my brother, Lloyd P. McGough in Mobile, Alabama in November, 1971, I

also visited William Malcolm McGough, son of John Claude McGough.

10. (Child died in infancy), born August 5, 1881.

ii. Glenn Stephens McGough was born March 17, 1883 and killed by lightning on June 5,1906.

12. William Ernest McGough was born October 25, 1884 and died June 9, 1885.

13. Liz Blanch McGough was born March31, 1886. She married M. V. McConnell on December 5, 1907.

14. Gladys Geraldine McGough was born August 31, 1887. She married W. E. Edwards on June30, 1910.

Benjamin Lewis McGough was mustered into the Confederate Army serving as drummer boy in Company G, Third Georgia Reserve Troops. He was later promoted to Brigade Drummer. Part of his army service was spent at the Prisoner of War Camp at Andersonville, Georgia. An account and description of the camp and its conditions are included in his book, "RECORD OF

THE MCGOUGH FAMILY 1921."

He was a merchant and farmer, and in later years was Postmaster of Fayetteville, Georgia. He also served in the federal government as tax collector. In 1921, he compiled, wrote, and published the book, "Record of the McGough Family". His manuscript has been found to be very accurate for such a work. He died March21, 1923 as the result of a stroke. His body was interned at Fayetteville, Georgia, next to his wife who died July 1, 1917. Much information on the John McGough family and descendents has been included in Benjamin L. McGough's family. Most of this information in this paper comes from a photostatic copy sent to Rev. E. M. Sharp by Mr. Dozier N. Fields of New York.

Matilda McGough, daughter of John and Elizabeth Carson McGough, was born July 17, 1799 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, according to the tradition in the family, but the census of 1850 states that she was born in Georgia. She is likely the person who gave the information to the census taker. She died November 16, 1881 in Scott County, Mississippi and is buried in Good Hope Cemetery in Leake County, Mississippi.

John McGough and his brothers had moved to Green County, Georgia at least as early as 1785, but because the Indians were often troublesome, they would go back to Abbeville County, South Carolina until trouble subsided. As late as 1805, the Indians gave trouble in Green County and the McGough's went again to Abbeville County or to a more settled or safe community. Matilda used to relate this experience that occurred when she was a small child about five years old. The family was once on its way to the settlement when a big buck Indian jumped out of the woods in front of them and held up his hand. They were frightened; thinking their time had come. He told them he was their friend and would lead them safely through if they would give him salt as payment. Salt was a highly prized commodity to the Indians. He stayed with them all day and the following night. When he would hear a war whoop in the forest, he would answer it in such a way that they would not come near. Needless to say, he received his portion of salt.

Matilda, as her grandsons remembered her, was a quiet person and very positive. She took little foolishness. When she spoke, she expected to be obeyed and they knew it, for she gave orders only once. She was also as positive in controlling other children as she was her own. Old Mr. Billy Johnson who moved to Mississippi and settled near Sebastopol, used to say he was as scared of her as a bear, for when he was playing with the Sharp children in Tallapoosa County, Alabama she had switched him many times just like she did her own children.

Physically, she was small in stature, solidly built, with a dark complexion and dark eyes. Her hair was cold black, rolled up in a knot at the back of her head and it was held in place with a big

fancy comb. Apparently, the McGough features included black hair, dark complexion. Many of her descendants have inherited the same features and there is no baldness in this branch of the family. It is reported that John McGough was only slightly gray at his death and this can be said of many of his descendants.

Matilda never joined a church, though her family was Presbyterian. This seems to bear out the tradition that her Aunt Sarah was a Quaker, for the Quakers don't lay much stress on church membership, or the ordinances of baptism and communion. All of Matilda's children joined either the Baptist or Presbyterian churches. It is said that during the "big meeting time" at Cross Roads Baptist Church in Scott County, Mississippi, that everyone prayed for Matilda to join the church and some would speak to her about it, but she only smiled, shook her head and said that she did not have to join the church to be saved. She said simply, "God has been mighty good to me all of my life and we are on good terms with each other and I don't have to join the church to be saved."

Marshall C. Sharp, son of James and Margaret Cunningham Sharp, was born in 1796 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He moved with his parents to Green County, Georgia about 1812. He was married to Matilda McGough in Green County on November 30, 1819. They lived in Green County until about 1830, when they moved with his mother and several brothers to Montgomery County, Alabama. They settled at Le Grande, about ten miles south of Montgomery in a community that came to be called Sharpsburg about 1850 and in 1860, having a post office by that name. They were in company with most of the children of John and Eleanor Cunningham Sharp who had moved there direct from Mecklenburg County, South Carolina.

This was rather new country and the Creek War had ended less than ten years before they came. This was all raw pioneer country. They set to work clearing their fields and building their log cabins. The story comes down in the family that when Marshall and Matilda had erected their cabin; they did not have a door in it for a while, but rather stretched a deer hide across it at night. The country was still full of wolves and panthers, which often came around the cabin prowling. One night Marshall was late coining home, a panther began trying to get in through the deer hide door. Matilda was cooking supper on the fife place. Matilda stood at the opening and every time the panther pushed against the deer hide, she would hit it with the fire poker. She was fearful that it would meet Marshall and jump on him. Often, they related that a panther would walk over the roof at night and disturb the live stock.

Once on a visit to Montgomery County to visit some of the Sharp cousins who still lived there, they pointed out the location of the home of Uncle Marshall Sharp when he lived among them. In the center of this community, is the Sharp cemetery where so many of the original settlers are buried. It marks the site of Providence Presbyterian Church. This church was organized in 1832 at the instigation of Eleanor and Margaret Sharp, the two sisters. They invited their brother, Rev. Robert M. Cunningham, pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Tuscaloosa, Alabama to come over and constitute the membership, which he did. This old church has had a long and honorable history and is still a very strong and active church in the community. It was this church that some of the children of Marshall and Matilda McGough Sharp joined.

About 1840, the Creek Indians finally ceded their land that was left in Alabama to the U.S.

Government and went to Indian Territory. All their land was then opened to white settlements, and

the counties of Macon, Coosa, Tallapoosa, Chambers, Talladega, etc. were formed. Matilda and

Marshall Sharp moved over to Tallapoosa County and settled in the Rosanna community.

A newer county formed after the Civil War. It was here that Marshall died in 1845.

When he died, she was able to hold her family together and continue the farm. Her older sons were old enough to carry on the farm work. A near neighbor was Dr. Allen Kimball, whose family were good friends of Matilda's family. Dr. Kimball was especially kind to give advice about planting and other matters. He was a prominent man in Tallapoosa County. A member of the Alabama legislature for a number of terms, and a member of the session convention that met in Montgomery when Alabama went out of the Union. He voted against session but when Alabama voted to go out, he supported the Confederacy with all he had.

About 1856, Matilda McGough Sharp moved to Leake County, Mississippi with her older son John T. Sharp and her younger children. They went along with a large movement of Tallapoosa County families that settled along the border between Scott and Leake Counties; the Maddens, Johnson’s, Golden's, Slaughters, Langford's, Gilbert's, and others. They were all neighbors and friends and in many instances were intermarried. Matilda McGough Sharp settled at Good Hope in Leake county which is only a mile across from Scott County. She lived there during the days of the Civil War. After the war, she moved over to Malco Community. She was living on her farm near Red Top, Scott County with her son George W. Sharp when she died on November 16, 1881. She was buried at Good Hope Cemetery.

The children and grandchildren of Matilda McGough and Husband Marshall Sharp:

1. John T. Sharp was born December 10, 1820 and died at Steel, Mississippi in 1899. He married his first wife, Frances Slaughter of Tallapoosa County, Alabama and his second wife, Maryann Parnell of Scott County, Mississippi. All his children are by his first wife:

(A) Mary Sharp married Alex Knighten. They lived in Homer, La. and had no children.

(B) Isabella Sharp married James Bryant and lived in Kaufman County, Texas. Descendants are living in Kaufman and Dallas, Texas.

(C) Fannie Sharp married John F. Madden. Descendants are numerous in Scott and Leake Counties, Mississippi.

(D) John Eli Sharp married Melissa Madden. Descendants in Scott and Leake Counties.

(E) Joseph Sharp married Miss Finley. They had no children.

(F) Susie Sharp married Tom M. Steel. He was a merchant in Forest, Mississippi for many years. Descendants living in Forest, Mississippi.

(G) Ida W. Sharp married Charley Thompson. They had three children who all lived in Bernice, Louisiana.

(H) Robert Walter Sharp married Bell Aycock. They had three children. This is the man E. R.

Sharp visited and obtained much information and also a list and dates of the children of John

McGough and Elizabeth Carson McGough in the own hand writing of Matilda McGough

Sharp herself He had many relics of hers, she having lived near John T. Sharp in her old age

II. Elizabeth Ann Sharp, second child of Marshall and Matilda, was born in Green County, Georgia in 1822 and died in Eufaula, Alabama. She married John W. Treat and was left a widow early with four small children. She had quite a struggle, but raised her children and educated them. Two of her sons entered business in Eufaula and built up a large mercantile business with a wide reputation.

III. Marshall Lafayette Sharp was born April 30, 1829 in Montgomery County, Alabama and died February 10, 1896 in Edgewood, Texas. He married Caroline Brown of Waverly, Alabama and they had two children:

A. Willie Lockhart Sharp was born November 13, 1857 and died in Lubbock, Texas. He has descendants in California and Lubbock, Texas.

B. Information was missing on the second child.

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Caroline Brown, Marshall L. Sharp's wife, died just as the Civil War had begun. So, Marshall Lafayette Sharp enlisted in the 47th Alabama Regiment and fought three years in Stonewall Jackson's army in Virginia. He was wounded at the battle of the Wilderness and returned to Alabama, and when well, transferred for the rest of the war to a Mississippi Calvary troop. After the war or in 1365, Marshall married his second wife, Maffie Jane Ware, born in Lincoln County, Georgia. They were married in Chambers County, Alabama. This Marshall Lafayette Sharp is the Grandfather of Rev. E. M. Sharp, the man that finished me with so much information on the McGough history, he being a descendant from John McGough and the two families being intermarried several times.

After the war, Marshall and Mattie moved with his two children by his first marriage to Scott County, Mississippi. They later lived in Leake County, Mississippi, until 1892 when they moved to Edgewood, Texas, where he died in 1896. Their children are listed below:

3. George Pierce Sharp, born January 25, 1866, married Rhodie Barber.

4. Marshall Barksdale Sharp, born August 30, 1867, married Addie Jones.

5. Matilda Elizabeth Sharp, born May 14, 1870, married J. N. Gomillion.

6. Orion Lafayette Sharp, born June 14, 1872, married Laura Livingston.

7. Robert Hillard Sharp, born August 29, 1874, married Dolly Henry.

8. Emma Lola Sharp, born August 28,1377, married Taylor Livingston.

9. Buford Walden Sharp, born August 9, 1879, married Clinnie Howard.

Note: Robert Hillard Sharp is the father of Rev. E. M. Sharp. When E. M. Sharp's mother died in 1915, his grandmother came to live with them, and stayed until her death in 1929 at Vernon, Texas. Her stories of Sharps and McGough’s inspired the later efforts of her grandson to trace all the families of Sharps and McGough’s.

IV. Emily C. Sharp was born in 1826 in Georgia and died about 1870 in Alabama. She married

J. C. P. Sharp, her first cousin of Montgomery County, Alabama. Both of them died young and left two small children that were brought to Mississippi and cared for by their uncle, John T. Sharp.

V Ebenezer Franklin Sharp was born in Alabama and died April 2, 1909 at Hillsboro, Texas. He married Martha Boone Harris in Alabama. He became a Medical Doctor, taking training at Augusta Medical College in Augusta, Georgia. He attended Atlanta Medical College in Atlanta, Georgia before the Civil War. During the war, he was a surgeon in the Confederate Army. He later settled in Leake County, Mississippi and practiced until 1866, when he moved to Hill County, Texas and continued almost to his death. He had one son who left a large family in Hill County, Texas.

VI. William M. Sharp was born in 1838 in Alabama and died in 1908 at Steel, Mississippi. He married Carolyn Mayo in Tallapoosa County, Alabama. They had no children. They lived near his brother, John T. Sharp, all their lives. They were much loved by all their nephews and nieces.

VII. George Washington Sharp was born in 1838 in Alabama and died in 1890 in Scott County, Mississippi. He never married. He was afflicted all his life with epilepsy and in his later years, rather severely. He lived with his mother and managed her farm as long as she lived and lived his last days with Rev. E. M. Sharp's grandfather, Lafayette Sharp. George Sharp was said to be a very handsome man and could have married, but because of his affliction, he would not. He was very religious and had read the Bible through 13 times and was reading it through for the 14th time when he died.

VIII. Susie Margaret Sharp was born in 1842 in Alabama and died in 1916 in Scott County, Mississippi. She married Brady Langford of Scott County. They had three children, none of whom left any children. Mr. Langford was at one time Chancery Clerk of Scott County.

IX. Marshall Harrison Sharp was born in 1844. He was Matilda McGough's baby. He was her pet. He enrolled in the 40th Regiment of the Mississippi Infantry, some time during the war he was missing in action and was never heard of again. His mother refused to believe he was dead and died believing that one day he would return to her. Perhaps her prayers were answered and he met her on the other side.

James McGough, son of John and Elizabeth Carson McGough, was born November 23, 1803 in Green County, Georgia. He died in Alabama at about the age of 60. His wife's name is unknown. Benjamin Lewis McGough states that his uncle James McGough was married to a lady in Green County, Georgia whose name he did not know. That his uncle James went early to Alabama and at his writing in 1921, he did not know any of them. He first moved to Lowndes County, adjoining Montgomery County, sometime before 1850. He was there when the census was made in 1850 and 1860. He had moved out of the county by 1870 and his whereabouts not known. There are some marriage records in Lowndes county for some of his children. from the census records of 1850 and 1860 we have this arrangement of his family.

James McGough was born in 1803 in Georgia. His wife Sarah McGough, was born in 1809 in Georgia. Their children were:

(1) John McGough was born in 1827 in Georgia.

(2) Mary McGough was born in 1830 in Georgia and married John Ball in 1858 (3) Rebecca McGough was born in 1833 in Georgia and married George M. Best in 1850.

(4) Sarah McGough was born in 1837 in Georgia and married John Isom on December 21, 1858 (5) Margaret McGough was born in 1840 in Georgia.

(6) James J. McGough was born in 1843 in Georgia and married Miss Beasley in 1866.

(7) Julian McGough was born in 1848 in Alabama and died as a small boy.

(8) Martha C. McGough was born in 1853 in Alabama.

(9) Richmond McGough was born in 1856 in Alabama. More about James McGough will be typed up later:

David Carson McGough, youngest and 12th child of John and Elizabeth Carson McGough, was born on August 13, 1806 in Green County, Georgia. He died on July 26,1836 in Butts County, Georgia and is buried at Bethel Baptist Church. The name of David McGough's wife we do not have. In 1921, Mr. Benjamin Lewis McGough wrote and composed a book on the McGough history and he states he was married and had one son when he died in 1836 but he did not know his name. They are shown in the 1830 census living in Green County, Georgia, next door to his father, John McGough. He was named after his great uncle, David Carson, who was the son of Thomas Carson of Green County, an uncle of Elizabeth Carson McGough, but one of the younger sons of Thomas and about the same age of Elizabeth McGough.

WILLIAM MCGOUGH

William McGough, youngest son of Robert McGough, Sr. and Matilda Carson McGough, moved from Northern Ireland to South Carolina in 1771 as a young child.

William married Mary Patton in 1799. She was the daughter of Matthew Patton (1742-1789) her mother was Rebecca Barnett- Will Chester G. S. C. This information is from the Patton Family Magazine, December 2, 1972.

There are some deeds on record in Green County, Georgia showing that William McGough was there as early as 1792.

GREEN COUNTY, GEORGIA DEEDS

January 18, 1791- William McGough of Abbeville County, South Carolina sells t6 Zachariah Robertson of Green County, Georgia, for $326, 163 acres of land on Beaverdam of Richiand Creek.

This deed shows an even earlier date for William's acquisition of land in Green County, though he was living in Abbeville District, South Carolina at the time of the sale in 1791.

November 23, 1792- Thomas Grey of Green County, Georgia sells to William McGough one Negro woman named Silvey. Witness to this deed was John Carson probably the husband of Isabella McGough) son of William Carson of Green County who also lived on Beverdam of Richland Creek.

September 13, 1797 - William McGough sells to George Campbell for $600, 395 acres of land on the waters of the South Ogechee River, bounding on the land of L. W. Carson and N. W. Taylor. Land which had been granted to William McGough in the year of 1792 by Governor Telfair of Georgia.

December 11, 1797 - William McGough of Green County, Georgia sells to Bennett Posey for $100, 100 acres of land on Beaverdam of Richland Creek.

January 7, 1800 - Josiah Hudings sells 200 acres of land to William McGough.

January 7, 1800- William McGough of Abbeville District, South Carolina sells to Adam Simonton of Green County, Georgia, 200 acres of land on Ogechee River, South Fork bounding on the North of John King's land, on the East of Speliman's land, and on the South of Baldquin's land and on the West unknown.

The census of Green County, Georgia for the year of 1820 shows William McGough and his wife, living near his brother John McGough. Both he and his wife are above 45 years of age and living alone with no others in the household. We have no earlier census of Georgia than 1820. The earlier census having been destroyed in Washington when the British captured the capital and burned so many Government buildings during the war of 1812. William does not show in the census of 1830 in Green County, Georgia. Neither is he in Twiggs County in 1830. However, in the 1840 census of Twiggs County, Georgia we find the family of Thomas Carson McGough. In the 1850 census, Thomas and family were there with his wife and children named. He was the son of William McGough who came from Ireland as a child in 1771.

Thomas C. McGough moved with his son William Carson McGough and his family before .1860 to Easterland County, Texas. He was born December 11, 1836 and died April 24, 1927 at the age of 9l years.

WILLIAM MCGOUGH

He had an older brother, J. B. McGough, and two younger sisters that moved to Texas with him. He looked after his sisters until they married. One sister was living and was with him when he died in 1927.

Thomas Thaddeus McGough was born in 1843 in Mississippi and died November 23, 1885. He was a first cousin to William Carson McGough. Their fathers were William McGough and Thomas McGough, sons of William and Mary McGough. William's father and mother were Robert and Matilda (Carson) McGough.

ROBERT MCGOUGH, JR.

SON OF ROBERT MCGOUGH, SR.

Robert McGough, Jr. was born December 1, 1765 in North Ireland. He came to America with his parents and other members of the family in 1771.

Agnes McWhorter, his wife, was born June 8, 1766 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The McWhorter's came from Ireland to Delaware in 1730, then they moved to Charlotte, North Carolina. Later, they moved to Fort Augusta, Georgia. Agnes McWhorter is reputed to have been a "great beauty", with "titian hair". She was called "Nancy".

Robert died October 26, 1827. Agnes died March 8, 1843 in the home of her daughter, Mary McGough Armstrong. They are buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dallas County, Alabama.

Their Children are:

JOHN MCGOUGH married Polly Brooks on June 22, 1810.

JAMES MCGOUGH married Sarah Hollowell on February 16, 1812. He died in 1846 and is buried in the family graveyard at Lawson, Arkansas, Union County.

MARY MCGOUGH married James H. Armstrong on December 5, 1815.

ELIZABETH MCGOUGH married Joseph McGee on November27, 1816. She was born July 17, 1795 and died June 18, 1869. Both are buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dallas County, Alabama.

AGNES MCGOUGH married John Johnson.

ROBERT JOSEPH MCGOUGH was born March 4, 1801. He married Nancy Johnson. Robert died September 2, 1878. Nancy was born January 28, 1805 and died October 9, 1865. They are both buried in Taylor Cemetery, Union Parish, Louisiana, near Farmerville.

ROBERT JOSEPH MCGOUGH 1801-1878

Robert Joseph McGough was born in Twiggs County, Georgia on March 4, 1801 and died August 2, 1878 at Farmerville, Louisiana, Union Parish. Nancy P. (Johnson) McGough, his wife, was born January 28, 1805 in Kentucky and died September 13, 1865 at Farmerville, Louisiana. They both are buried in Taylor Cemetery near Farmerville.

Their children are listed below. Their names and dates of birth were obtained from their old family Bible, which is in the possession of their great grand daughter, Miss Fay Baughinan, of Farmerville, Louisiana. Other information by their names was obtained by research.

1. Robert Finchy McGough was born January 24, 1824 in Alabama. Robert was educated as a M.D.. His grandfather was William B. Johnson, was also a doctor. Robert practiced for a short time. Tradition says that he was engaged to be married and his fiancée became sick and Robert treated her and she died. He set his medicine bags aside and never practiced again, saying "If he could not save the one he loved, he had no business being a doctor". Robert died March11, 1852. The probate records in Farmerville show that he owned 800 acres of land and owed no debts. He was called Pink McGough

2. Nancy Ann McGough was born February 8, 1825 in Alabama and died July 14, 1864 in Farmerville, Louisiana. She married John Steel. He was born in 1810 in York County, South Carolina and died February 6, 1889 in Union Parish, Louisiana. They both are buried in Taylor Cemetery.

3. William Sidney McGough was born June 4, 1826 in Perry County, Alabama and died February 24, 1866 at Farmerville, La.. William married a widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Bufford, in 1851. They had six children: Sophionia McGough, Elizabeth McGough, Joseph B. McGough, Frances Jane McGough, Nancy S. McGough, and Sidney George McGough. The children's names were obtained from the probate court records of his estate in Farmerville, La.Elizabeth Bufford's first husband was John Bufford, born November 23, 1820 and died October 22, 1848.

4. Martha Harriet McGough was born September 22, 1827 in Perry County, Alabama and died September 23, 1881. She is buried in Taylor Cemetery. Martha married William C. Hall on January 30, 1845 in Union Parish, La.. He was born April 27, 1820 and died December 5, 1902. He is also buried in Taylor Cemetery.

5. Josephus McGough was born April 6, 1829 in Perry County, Ala. and died July 14, 1914 at Farmerville, La.. He married Mary Ann Taylor on June 25, 1850 in Union Parish, La.. Mary was born September 29, 1835 and died January3, 1889. They both are buried in Taylor Cemetery. Mary was the third child of R. F. Taylor and Mary (Matthews) McGough. Their children's names were taken from an old deed to a grandson. They signed, so he could buy land from Joseph McGough, his grandfather. The deed was made out to William Lee McGough on August 23, 1904 in Farmerville, La..

Their Children:

1. Ellen McGough married Asa Sawyer.

2. Robert A. McGough married (1) Selma Kennedy and (2) Sara Ann Ward.

3. Elizabeth McGough married John W. Kennedy.

4. Sallie McGough married Leon Hicks.

5. Alice McGough married John N. Hicks.

James McGough married Annie Honeycutt.

7. Savanna McGough married James H. Aulds.

8. Albert Joseph McGough (Bart) married Holland Honeycutt.

9. Cress McGough was shot and killed one night while riding home horse back from Farmerville with his brother-in-law, James Aulds. Someone shot his assassin a few days later.

6. Eugene Lovert McGough was born July 15, 1830 in Perry County, Alabama. He married

Nancy Matthews on May 18, 1858 in Union Parish, Louisiana. Nancy was born in Montgomery

County, Alabama on May 6, 1839 and died in Little River County, Arkansas on May 28, 1876.

Lovert and Nancy McGough's children were:

1. Hezekiah McGough was born September 18, 1859. He married Sally Parr.

2. Robert P. McGough was born June 19, 1861 and died May 18, 1862. *

3. John T. McGough (twins) born June 19, 1861. *

4. James Alexander McGough (Jim) married Sue Love on December 3, 1890.

5. Elijah Thomas McGough (Tomp) married Nannie Lee Daily in 1886.

6. Eugene Lovert McGough, Jr. was born February 2, 1865 and died as a child.

7. Nancy Elizabeth McGough was born September 6, 1866.

8. Andrew Franklin McGough (Frank) married Sara Case in Sabine Parish, La.. Two children

were born to them, a son and a daughter. The son was Elijah Thomas McGough (Tom), I

do not have the girl's name. Sarah died in Mansfield, La. in 1895. Frank then returned to

Nevada County, Arkansas and married Mattie Horniday in 1898.

9. Liddabellie McGough (Bell) married a Caplinger.

10. Talitha Caroline McGough was born December, 1872.

11. Joseph Sidney McGough was born May 11, 1875. He married Mary Frances Seagraves. She was born October 10, 1884 and died January 22, 1958. Sidney died December 24, 1954.

Nancy Matthews McGough died May 28, 1876 in Little River County, Arkansas. Lovert McGough's second wife Vashti Sneed. They married on March 11, 1877. Lovert's death came on July 10, 1898. Vashti died February 8, 1956 at the age of 95. They had two children born in Little River County, Ark.

12. Athalah McGough was born August, 1880 and died August 24, 1886.

13. George Lovert McGough was born March29, 1882 and died January 24,1960. He married Effie Viola Dalvin on January 15, 1913 in Ashdown, Arkansas.

7. Narcissa Jane McGough was born October 29, 1831 and died October 29, 1833,2 years old.

8. Lloyd Johnson McGough was born April 30, 1833 in Perry County, Alabama.

9. Elizabeth Ellen McGough was born October 30, 1835. She married George Finton on May29, 1855 in Union Parish, La.. George was born in Ireland. Witnesses to their marriage were Lovert McGough, E. E. McGough, and Thomas H. Page. George Fenton was born April, 1827 and died February 22, 1891. Elizabeth died March21, 1890. Both are buried in Taylor Cemetery. Their children were:

1. George Robert Fenton was born October 9, 1859 and died August 25, 1883

2. James Pressly Fenton was born October 15, 1861 and died June 29, 1905. He married Georgia Perryman. Georgia was born on July 29, 1863 at Greenville, Alabama and died April 3, 1955 at Farmerville, Louisiana.

Mary Elizabeth Fenton was born October 19, 1866. She married James Rayburn.

4. Nancy Jane Fenton was born December 18, 1868 and died August 15, 1950. Nancy married

Jefferson D. Baughman, born August 29,1861 and died November 19,1919. Miss Fay

Baughinan still lives in their large beautiful home two miles west of Farmerville, La. on the

Bernie highway. Miss Bauglirnan has the old family Bible of her great grand parents,Robert

and Nancy McGough.

5. John Daniel Fenton was born December 13,1872 and died September 11,1958. He married

Hattie Hartman. Hattie was born on May 19, 1876 in Deer Creek, Mississippi and died

February 28, 1906. One of their sons was born July 18, 1897 and died November 30, 1918.

His name was Robert Fenton.

10. Hezekiah George McGough was born August 4, 1837 in Perry County, Alabama. He married Louisa Futch in Union Parish, Louisiana. Hez was a Civil War veteran and died shortly after returning from the war, in November, 1865. The Probate Book no.2 pages 423-424 lists his family and minor children: His wife Louisa Futch McGough, daughter Elizabeth E. McGough, Daughter Ida L. McGough and son Hezekiah E. McGough born March 3, 1866, just after his father died. Hezekiah E. McGough's old home in Union Parish, La. is now standing (1970) between Marion, La. and the Alabama landing on the Ouchita River and is being occupied by Minor McGough, one of Hezekiah and Nettie Turnage McGough's sons.

11. James Presly McGough was born April 5, 1840 and died in Nevada County, Ark. on April

22, 1917. He married Martha Jane Matthews, born May 6, 1842 and died October 14, 1923. They are both buried in Laneburg Cemetery a few miles south east of Prescott, Ark. James was a veteran of the Civil War. He was a M.D.. The records show that he was captured near Petersburg on March25, 1865. He was sent to Point Lookout, Maryland on March 18, 1865 and released on June 29, 1865 on Oath. His description was: complication fair, hair red, eyes hazel, and height was 5 ft. 1 in. He made his residence in Union Parish, La.. Tradition says that he arrived home one year after his release, after walking home. He married Martha on returning home. Their children:

1. Idonia Samantha McGough

2. Lydia Permillia McGough married Gus Garett

3. Albert Sidney McGough was born January 5, 1873 and died January 8, 1942. He married Julia Munn.

4. Presly Randolph McGough was born January 15, 1875 and died February 11, 1952. He married Sarah Munn.

5. Joseph Tedford McGough married Ada Alsobrook.

6. Robert Bussy McGough was born October25, 1881 and died April 15, 1963. He married Lillie Rogers.

7. Lovert McGough died as and infant.

8. Florence Abigail McGough married George W. Duke.

9. Matthews McGough died as an infant.

12. Son born on February 10, 1842 died February 13, 1842, not named in Alabama.

13. John Lawrence McGough was born January 28, 1846 in Union Parish, La. and died in Nevada County, Ark. on March 2, 1910. He married Elizabeth Matthews. She was born on March26, 1845 and died November 6, 1884. They both are buried in Ephesus Cemetery in Nevada County, Ark, at Emmett, Ark. The church and cemetery lot were once in the property belonging to John McGough (1846-1910) and donated by him. John was also a veteran of the Civil War. He joined at the age of 16. His record states that he was a private in the 15th Louisiana Calvary. It doesn’t state where he was captured, but he was paroled from a P.O. W. camp on June 12, 1865. He made his residence in Union Parish, La.. John and Elizabeth's children were:

1. Jeanie McGough was born in 1868 in Union Parish, La. She moved with her parents in

1880 to Emmett, Ark. in Nevada county where her father, John McGough was merchant and farmer and was in the saw mill business. Jeanie McGough married John M. Haltom. They moved to Pocahontas, Ark., where he went into the automobile and tire business. They both lived there the rest of their lives and are buried there. John and Jeanie's children were:

1. Milber Haltom was a veteran of the First World War. He married Miss Jane __ I do not have her last name. They raised no children.

2. Muta Haltom married George Turner, they had no children. George is dead and Muta is 87 years old (1972)

3. Sue Haltom married Elmer Gattinger, they had one son, Joe Gattinger. Sue and Elmer are both dead. Joe is working for the government, Social Security Div..

4. Mickey Haltom married Tell White. He has retired from a railroad and both are living in Pocahontas, Ark.. They also had no children. Mickey in now 74 years old. Mickey and Muta are the only survivors. August, 1972.

2. John Lawrence McGough, 2nd was born December 13, 1870 in Union Parish, La.. He moved with his parents to Emmett, Ark. in 1878. He married Sally Parr on January 21, 1903 at Ashdown, Ark.. She was a widow with three children. Her husband was shot and killed while serving as Marshall at Wilson, Ark. (Hezekiah McGough, son of Lovert McGough). Lawrence was 32 years old and Sally was 40 years old. Their marriage didn’t work out. Lawrence moved to Union County, Ark. and started buying and selling timber. He had earlier taught school for two years after finishing high school and Old State Normal College. In Union County, Ark., he met Minnie Alice Sturdivant and they married September 18, 1908.She was born July 10, 1892 at Strong Ark. in Union County. Minnie died July 11, 1928 in Morehouse Parish, Beekinan, La... Lawrence died in 1938. They both are buried in the Beekman Cemetery, Morehouse Parish, La.. Their children:

1. John Lawrence McGough, 3rd was born June 24, 1909 at Strong, Ark.. He married Minnie Mae Hall.

2. James Calvin McGough was born at Strong, Ark. on April 14, 1911. He married Berthia Willis.

3. Joseph Miller McGough was born February 2, 1913 in Union Parish, La. He married Lillian Smith.

4. Eugene Lovert McGough was born August 16, 1916 in Morehouse Parish, La.. He married Opal Schockey.

5. Lonna Alice McGough was born July 11, 1919 in Morehouse Parish, La. She married Cornell Tripp.

6. Lloyd Presley McGough was born October 9, 1923 in Morehouse Parish, La. He married Margie Kobza.

7 Gertie Leona McGough was born March 12, 1926 in Morehouse Parish, La.. She married Lonny Nugent.

8. Minnie Margaret McGough was born February 26, 1922 and died October 10, 1924 at Beekman, La. and is buried between her father and mother.

3. Robert Presley McGough was born October 21, 1872 in Union Parish, La. and died May 15, 1896 in Emmett, Ark.. He is buried in Ephesus Cemetery. He never married.

4. Elizabeth (Betty) McGough was born October 6, 1876 in Union Parish, La.. Betty had a twin sister that died when seven days old and was not named. Betty married Bennett Miler Marshall. Ben was born March 8, 1870 and died June 25, 1930. Betty died June 1, 1946. Both departed this life at Gurdon, Ark. in Clark County, where they had raised all their children. Both are buried in the family cemetery at Emmett, Ark.. Their children were:

1. Jewel Marshall married Porter Mitchell. Jewel was born November 29, 1895 and died February 5, 1972 and is buried at Nashville, Ark..

2. Fay Marshall was born February 16, 1898. Fay married Ruby Jenkins. Fay retired several years ago from about 30 years service with the Missouri Pacific Railroad Co. They had two daughters. Ruby died when the girls were young and Fay never remarried. He is still living on his home place at Gurdon, Ark..

3. Bessie Marshall was born February 24, 1901. She married Clarence Foshee. Clarence and Bess raised their son and daughter at Gurdon, Ark. The son, C. B. Foshee, is owner and operating The Gurdon Machine Works that his father established in the 1920's. The daughter is an R.N. in Eldorado, Ark.. Bessie is living at their home at Gurdon. Clarence passed away 2 years ago.

4. William Marshall was born December 28, 1904, now retired. He married Edna Tubbs. They raised their family at Gurdon, Ark. William and Edna now live at their home in Gurdon. (1972)

5. Hansel Marshall was born September 8, 1908. He married in Little Rock to a Miss Pauline --?. They raised their family there. Hansel has retired as a railroad engineer from the Missouri Pacific Railroad.

6. John Morgan (JM) Marshall was born January 13, 1913. He married Norma Lee Cally at Gurdon, Ark., where they made their home. They have two sons, one is a college student and the other is in high school. JM works as a railroad engineer.

7. Helen Marshall was born September 4, 1915. She married B. W. Horniday. They have one daughter and she is married. Her husband is employed by Bell Telephone Co.. Their home is Arkadelphia, Ark..

John McGough and Elizabeth Matthews McGough had triplets born to them in 1881. After Elizabeth's death on November 16, 1884, John McGough married Matilda Emma Lowe on January 27, 1886 at Prescott, Ark. They had three daughters:

Dell McGough never married. She worked about 40 years for a large dry goods store and died in Texarkana, Texas at the age of 85.

Ezera McGough, now retired from many years’ service with a railroad Co., is living in a rest home in Texerkana. These three sisters were raised at Emmett, Ark. in Nevada County. Gladys McGough married a man by the name of Deaton. They had one son, he runs the radio station in Arkadelphia, Ark.. His parents are both dead. I don't have much information on these three aunts of mine. (John L. McGough 3rd)

ROBERT MCGOUGH

SON OF JOHN MCGOUGH

Robert McGough was born March28, 1785 in Abbeville, South Carolina. He was the son of John McGough and Elizabeth Carson McGough and grandson of Robert McGough, believed to be the original colonist whose wife was Matilda, presumed to be Mills or Carson.

Shortly after Robert's birth, the family settled in Green County, Georgia on a plantation known as "China Grove". On October10, 1811, he married Sandal Cabanas and in 1824, moved his family to Monroe County, Georgia.

Sandal Cabanas was born in 1797, the daughter of George Cabanas and Palita Harrison, of Virginia. George Cabanas was the son of Matthew Cabanas and his wife was Hannah Clay. His grandfather was Henry Cabanas, a French Huguenot who came to Virginia, "Mary and Ann" in 1687. Sandal Cabanas had a brother, E.G. Cabanas, who was a judge in Jones County, Georgia.

The children of Robert and Sandal McGough were:

1. John McGough was born September 15, 1812. He married Elizabeth Dawson.

2. Mary Ann Rebecca McGough was born in 1829. She married John Robert Minter.

3. Elizabeth McGough married Ezekiel Hollis and lived in Brundridge, Alabama.

4. Matilda McGough was born in 1818 in Georgia.

5. Matthew McGough was born in Georgia in 1814.

6. William J. McGough was born in Georgia and married but his wife's name is not known He was mortally wounded at the battle of New Hope Church and died in Atlanta, Georgia in July, 1864.

7. Columbus C. McGough never married and was killed at the battle of Gettysburg, Pa..

8. Sarah Bailey McGough was born February 29, 1816. She married Jacob A. Clements, born December 10, 1808 in Green County. Sarah died July 27, 1904. Both are buried in Buena Vista, Georgia.

9. George Lafayette McGough was a single merchant in Columbus, Georgia.

10. Robert Carson McGough was born in 1832. He married Margaret Hollis.

Sarah Bailey McGough and Jacob A. Clements had the following children:( names copied from Jacob's will. Dates of birth and death taken from Cemetery and family records.)

1. Thomas J. Clements

2. Peyton W. Clements married Susan J. Rockinan on April 29, 1857.

3. Sarah (Sallie) Ann Clements married Jason

4. Jane Baldwin Clements was born October 5, 1836 in Buena Vista, Georgia and died November 20.1910 in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. She married Richard Waley Melton on April 24, 1856 in Buena Vista, Georgia.

5. John w. Clements was born on November 22, 1838 and died February 13, 1911, single.

6. Harriet E. Clements was born in 1841. She married a TilIman.

7. William A. Clements was born in 1845 in Georgia.

8. Robert E. Clements was born February 18, 1854 and died January 9, 1923. He married Mattie McCall, born November 5, 1854 and died April 2, 1949. Both are buried at Buena Vista, Georgia.

ANDREW FRANKLIN MCGOUGH

SON OF EUGENE LOVERT MCGOUGH

Andrew Franklin (Frank) McGough was born July 24, 1868 in Nevada County, Arkansas. He married Sarah Case at Mansfield, Louisiana in 1892. From this marriage, one son was born, Elijah Thomas McGough, on July 26, 1893 in Mansfield, Louisiana. Sarah died in 1895. Frank moved back to Nevada County, Ark. There he married Mattie B. Horneday in 1898. From this marriage, they had the following children:

1. Robert Franklin McGough was born October 22, 1901 and died June 4, 1975.

2. Edgar Lovert McGough was born October 22, 1909

3. Albert Sidney McGough was born January 18, 1911 and died February 20, 1911.

4. Pearl Bell McGough was born June 2, 1912 and died October 12, 1913.

5. Nora Elzora McGough was born September 25, 1916 and died November 30, 1993.

6. Elizabeth Bell McGough was born July 31, 1919 and died October 17,1994.

Frank and his family farmed in Little River County, Ark. and McCurtain County, OK. In the winter months, Frank and the boys trapped and hunted fur-bearing animals for extra income. Frank was the son of Eugene Lovert McGough, born in Perry County, Alabama on June 15, 1830. His mother was Nancy Matthews, born May 6, 1839 in Montgomery County, Alabama. Lovert and Nancy were married on May 18, 1858 in Union Parish, Louisiana. Eugene died July 10, 1898 in Little River County, Ark. Nancy died May 28, 1876 in Little River County, Ark.. Frank died February 12, 1923.

Mattie Horneday McGough (Ma) was a very quite, sweet lady. I can't remember her raising her voice or loosing her temper with anyone. As a lot of old timers did in her time, Ma dipped snuff. Ma would use a small black gum twig chewed on the end until it was frayed like bristles of a toothbrush and brush her teeth with snuff. When she died and the age of 88, she still had all her natural teeth. She was born March 13, 1885 in Nevada County, Ark. and died June 30,1973. She is buried in Redmen Cemetery at DeQueen, Ark. next to her daughters, Nora and Elizabeth.

ROBERT FRANKLIN MCGOUGH

SON OF ANDREW FRANKLIN MCGOUGH

Robert Franklin McGough was born October 22, 1901 at Emmet, Arkansas. He was the oldest son of the second marriage of Andrew Franklin (Frank) McGough and Mattie Horneday McGough. Robert was a half brother to Elijah Thomas McGough, from the marriage of Frank and Sarah Case McGough in Mansfield, Louisiana. Robert was the grandson of Eugene Lovert and Nancy McGough.

When Robert was a small boy, he had blonde hair. He said that some of his friends called him "Cotton". He had small pox and scarlet fever at the same time and almost died. As a result of the illness, he lost his hair. When his hair came back, it was very dark. On his eight birthday, he got a baby brother, Edgar Lovert McGough.

Growing up and making a living at farming was hard and usually required some other income to make it. Back then, county roadwork was done by the people living in the county. Each man had to work some amount of hours per year on the road crews. If a person could hire someone else to work in their place, that was permitted. So, Robert did a lot of roadwork in other people's places for extra income to supplement farming.

When Frank McGough died in 1923, that left Maffie with two sons, ages 13 and 21, and two daughters, ages 3 and 6. After trying to support the family on the farm didn't work out, Robert moved the family to Wright City, OK. in 1924, where he worked at the lumber mill for 43 years, retiring in 1967. He explained to the man that hired him, Gordon Grammer, that he needed a steady job and work all the hours that he could. Mr. Grammer gave Robert a job oiling in the planer mill. He had been working seven days a week for six months, when Grammer came out one Sunday morning and asked Robert if the job was steady enough. He let Robert off that afternoon. Robert later became carpenter foreman. He held that job until 1946, when he became sawmill foreman. He held this job until he retired in 1967. During the years Robert worked at the mill, he also sold Wooden of the World insurance for 35 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was the first Mayor of Wright City.

Robert married Nettie Kimbrough on December 24, 1926. Nettie died on December 24, 1933 and is buried in the Old Wright City Cemetery. They had two children:

1. Madro Allen McGough was born May 12, 1928 at Wright City, Okla.. He died August 20,

1929 and is buried in the Old Wright City Cemetery.

2. Roberta McGough was born April 22, 1930 at Wright City, OK.

On June 18, 1934, Robert married Dorothy Brewer at Wright City, OK.. They lived the rest of their lives at Wright City. They had three sons:

1. Orion Franklin McGough was born May 11, 1935 at Wright City, OK.

2. Andrew Franklin McGough was born January 28, 1937 at Wright City, Okla.. He died January 3, 1961 at Reedsville, North Carolina and is buried in the Old Wright City Cemetery.

3. Albert Sidney McGough was born October 19, 1939 at Wright City, OK.

Dorothy Brewer McGough was born August 8, 1915 at Bokhoma, Okla. as the daughter of Orion Florman Brewer and Dullie Jeter Brewer. She taught us boys how to work and how to play. We always had a very large garden to work and we canned vegetables, soup, fruit, and berries. When we were caught up with our work, Mom always let us go to the swimming hole. On our trips to pick berries or go fishing, she taught us to identify most of the trees and plants in the woods. She showed us which were good to eat and those which were poison.

After the kids were out of school, Dorothy went to nurse's school in Texarkana, Ark.. After received her certification, she worked at De Queen General Hospital at De Queen, Ark. and at .McCurtain Memorial Hospital at Idabel, Ok.. She worked a few years as a private nurse m Kansas City, Missouri. Then after she retired, the people of Wright City would call her when they

were sick because die town didn't have a doctor. She was a member of the Eastern Star. She loved to grow flowers. Many of the people of Wright City would come by and get flowers from her to plant in their yard. Today, many of them can show you the flowers that they got from Dorothy McGough.

Robert McGough died June 4, 1975 at Wright City, Okla. and Dorothy McGough died in Texarkana, Ark. on September 23, 1993. Both are buried in the Old Wright City Cemetery, one on each side of their son, Andrew Franklin McGough.


Joe McGough Hicks

Note: J. M. Hicks married Dixie Terry, see, Index To Marriages 1914-1920, Vol. 19, page 140.


Minnie May Hicks

Research needed
Miney Hicks married Albert Hallen, see Index to Marriages to 1910, Union Parish Court House, Farmerville, Louisiana, Book 9, page 313.


Bart Lee Hicks

1900 Federal Census for Union Parish, Louisiana, Ward 5, Sheet 15B, Dwelling 199, Family 200, enumerated on June 18, 1900 by Janes G Bransford
Everybody was born in Louisiana
Line Name Relation Race Sex Month Yr age Status Yr/Married Occupation Read Write SK English
34 Leon H. Hicks Head W M Oct 1859 40 M 20 Farmer Y Y Y
39 Bart E. Hicks Son W M Sep 1886 13 S at school Y Y Y


Hugh Lee Sr.

Hugh's and Hannah's birthdays are deduced from affidavits they signed in Northumberland County on May 20, 1653 when they swore they were aged 44 and 37.

Joe Lee of Houston, Texas has found the birth record of Hugh I in Tilston, England in 1609. This date is verified in court records in Virginia. This is near Conaway on the north coast of Wales. This name was shortened from Aberconaway--the name Hugh II gave to his home in Prince George county. This makes a fairly good link between Hugh I and Hugh II.

Northumberland County Court, Virginia records:
100 acres on December 21, 1650 for importing himself and Rose Stockwell from Maryland (granted 50 acres per person under the headright program).
On January 20, 1652 his petition for a free school to be set up was granted.
On April 13, 1652 Hugh signed an oath to the Commonwealth of England (Cromwell) [Book 1, 72-3].
In 1654, he patented another 288 acres for importing another six persons; but he deserted this land and lost it.
On August 20, 1655 Hugh served as a County Commissioner.
Begining May 25, 1656 Hugh served as a Justice beginning May 26, 1656 [Book 14, 84].
He settled in Northumberland County prior to May 13, 1657 for importing 22 persons, including the widow Hannah Hewitt. [His wife]
In 1660 Hugh patented 400 acres in 1660 before his death before September 8, 1662 [book 2, 161].
He acted as agent for many men, including the collection of debts.

Another wife's name is: Ann Harrison Barnett, born: 1662.
Surname could also be BARRETT, Barnet, or Busse (Tidewater Families of VA) or HARRISON (Era Stinson of Bowling Green); both per Mary Norman.
Note: Different sources have differnt wives for Hugh Sr. Both wifes are listed as the mother of Hugh Lee Jr.. Ann is listed for all the rest of Hugh's children, not Hannah Huett.

Hugh's and Hannah's birthdays are deduced from affidavits they signed in Northumberland County on May 20, 1653 when they swore they were aged 44 and 37.

Joe Lee of Houston, Texas has found the birth record of Hugh I in Tilston, England in 1609. This date is verified in court records in Virginia. This is near Conaway on the north coast of Wales. This name was shortened from Aberconaway--the name Hugh II gave to his home in Prince George county. This makes a fairly good link between Hugh I and Hugh II.

Northumberland County Court, Virginia records:
100 acres on December 21, 1650 for importing himself and Rose Stockwell from Maryland (granted 50 acres per person under the headright program).
On January 20, 1652 his petition for a free school to be set up was granted.
On April 13, 1652 Hugh signed an oath to the Commonwealth of England (Cromwell) [Book 1, 72-3].
In 1654, he patented another 288 acres for importing another six persons; but he deserted this land and lost it.
On August 20, 1655 Hugh served as a County Commissioner.
Begining May 25, 1656 Hugh served as a Justice beginning May 26, 1656 [Book 14, 84].
He settled in Northumberland County prior to May 13, 1657 for importing 22 persons, including the widow Hannah Hewitt. [His wife]
In 1660 Hugh patented 400 acres in 1660 before his death before September 8, 1662 [book 2, 161].
He acted as agent for many men, including the collection of debts.


Hugh Lee Jr.

Another spouse name: Ann "Hannah" Barnett" and the following children: Henry, Samuel, Hugh Jr., John, and Thomas Lee.
Another child with Harrison: James Lee.

According to the records of land patents in Charles City County in book number 6, Page 480:
HUGH LEE. October 28, 1672. 374 acres 2 poles. On the south side of Appomattox river. Begining... to the Blackwater.

Prince George Co, Va Colonial Abstracts - © copyright 1999 by Linda L Chandler 22. Hugh LEE 1374 acres, 2 R, on south side of Appomattox River Bounded: at a corner formerly marked for the said LEE---to the Blackwater---The said land was due by the transporting of 27 persons 28 Oct 1673.
1. Richard CUTSON 11. Hugh LEE [his son?]
2. Andrew HUDENFORD 12. Ann LEE [his wife?]
3. Elizabeth HUGHEE 13. Tho. WILLIAMS
4. Francis HIGGS 14. Hugh LEE (7 times) (…very interesting!!!)
5. Jiromiah HUTT
6. John BURRAGE 15. Elizabeth DOWNING (2 times)
7. Martha HIATT 16. William DOWNING, son and
8. Simon HARWOOD dau.
9. John WEST ( two persons illegible)

Note: 1704/05 Rent Roll of Virginia
The following Lee's are listed:
Edwd Lee in Parish of St. Peters and St. Paul, 1704
Francis Lee in Tale Wighte County, 1704
Mr. Hancock Lee (diving Creeks) in Accomack
Jno Lee in Nansemond County, 1704
John Lee in King William County
Richard Lee, Esq. in Glocester, Petson Prish
Tho. Lee in Middlesex County, 1704
Wm. Lee in King and Queen county, 1704
Wm. Lee in York County, 1704

© copyright 1999 by Linda L Chandler
Prince George Co, Va Rent Roll 1704 page 2
LEIGH, Hugh.............762

Research needed to establish relationships
Prince George County, Virginia
Personal Property Tax Roll 1787 © copyright 1999 by Linda L Chandler
LEE, Thomas
LEE, John
LEITH, Stephen
LEE, Samuel
LEE, Peter
LEE, John
LEITH, James
LEE, Nathaniel
LEE, Edward
LEE, Simons
LEE, Amey
LEE, Jesse
LEE, Herbert
LEITH, Charles
LEE, John Taylor
LEE, James


Ann Harrison

Another wife's name is: Ann Harrison Barnett, born: 1662.

Surname could also be BARRETT, Barnet, or Busse (Tidewater Families of VA) or HARRISON

(Era Stinson of Bowling Green); both per Mary Norman.
Note: Different sources have different wives for Hugh Sr.. Both wives are listed as the mother of Hugh Lee Jr.. Ann is listed for all the rest of Hugh's children, not Hannah Huett.


Samuel Tatum

Prince George Co, Va Births Bristol Parish and others © copyright 1999 by Linda L Chandler
TATUM, John...7 Jun 1710 TATUM, William...26 Jun 1717 TATUM, Elizabeth...29 Nov 1718 TATUM, Francis...17 Apr 1721 TATUM, Frances D...6 Jun 1724 TATUM, Robert...30 Jun 1725 TATUM, Agnis...14 Oct 1727 TATUM, Littleberry...10 Apr 1731 TATUM, Peter...27 Jan 1742 TATUM, Nathaniel...30 Mar 1745

Prince George Co,Va Personal Property Tax Roll 1787 © copyright 1999 by Linda L Chandler
TATUM, Robert
TATUM, Eppes
TATUM, Littlebury
TATUM, Richard
TATUM, Eathel [Nathaniel?, Ethel?]


Brunswick County Militia, 1758
Transcribed from: Hening, William Waller 1820 The Statutes at Large
Being A Collection Of All The Laws Of Virginia
From The First Session Of The Legislature In The Year 1619. Volume VII
Franklin Press, Richmond, Virginia.
September 1758 - 32d George II.

CHAP. 1. An Act for raising the Sum of Twenty-five Thousand Pounds, for the better protection of the Inhabitants on the Frontiers of this Colony, and for other purposes therein mentioned. XXII. And whereas divers companies of the militia of the several counties of Prince William, Fairfax, and Culpeper, were lately drawn out into actual service for the defence and protection of the frontier of this colony, against the incursions and depredations of the French, and their Indian allies, whose names and the time they respectively continued in the said service, are contained in a certain schedule to this act annexed, and it is just and necessary that they should be paid for such their service, by the public, and also that the several sums of money in the said schedule charged for provisions, found for the use of the said militia, should be paid to the persons respectively entitled to the same, according to the said schedule; and for an encouragement to the militia of this colony to go out freely for the defence of their country in all times of danger, with a certain assurance of being paid for their services: Be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That the treasurer of this colony do, within six months after the passing of this act, pay in treasury notes, to be emitted by virtue of this act, to the several officers and private soldiers, particularly named in the said schedule, the several sums of tobacco to which they are respectively entitled, at the rate of ten shillings per hundred, and also the several sums of money charged in the said schedule, for provisions found for the use of the said militia, to the persons thereby respectively entitled to the same, and also the several tobacco claims, for provisions found for the said militia, to be discharged at one penny per pound, any thing in the acts relating to invasions and insurrections to the contrary notwithstanding. The SCHEDULE to which this Act refers. To the Militia of the County of Brunswick, and for provisions furnished by sundry inhabitants of the said County, viz.


Mary Moore

TATUM, MARY * VA-75-1-91
Will of Mary Tatum - 1715 (Deeds etc. 1713-28, page 91, Prince George Co.VA.)
IN The Name of God, Amen. The fourteenth day of December one thousand seaven hundred and fifteen, I Mary Tatum being sick & weak of body, yet of good and perfect memory thanks be to God do make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following. That is to say. First I bequeath my soul and spiritt into the Hands of Almighty God my heavenly father by whom of his m___ and onely grace I trust to be saved and received into Eternal rest through the Death of my savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ in whose precious blood I set the whole and only hope of my salvation, my wretched Body in hope of a joyful resurrection I committ to the Earth to be buried as my friends shall think fitt, and touching distribution of my Estate I dispose of the same as followeth, viz. I give to my Daughters Ann Lee and Rebecca Temple, each of them one shilling. I give to my son Samuell Tatum my brown Rugg. I give to Richard Carliles Daughter Mary one cow. I give to Thomas Mitchells Daughter Mary one Cow. I give to Jack Minge my old trading qunn. I give to my sonn Nathaniel Tatum all the rest of my Estate. I do appoint my sonn Nathaniel Tatum to be my full whole and only Executor of this my Last Will and Testament to see the same performed accordingly. And I do utterly revoke all former Wills and Testaments by me in any wise heretofore made or declared. In witness my hand this 15th day of December 1715. Mary(her+mark)Tatum Sealed wth. a wafer Sealed Declared and Delivered by the said Mary Tatum in the presence of the witnesses whose names are subscribed Test. Xtopher Tatum Richard Carlile Att a Court held for the County of Prince George on the second Tuesday in January Anno Dom: 1715 being the tenth day of the said month. The next before written Last Will and Testament of Mary Tatum dece'd. was presented into Court by Nathaniel Tatum the Executor therein named who made oath thereto and it being proved by the oaths of Witnesses thereto is admitted to Record and a Certificate granted the said Executor for obtaining a probate in due form. Test Wm.Hamelin ClCur (Transcribers Note: The discrepancy in the above dates is noted.)
Submitted by Russell L. Lawrence


William Lee Sr.

Lived in Charles City County now Prince George County, Virginia.

A second birth place: Meherrin Parish, Brunswick County, Virginia.

Will Book No. 3, page 371 and Probate: 25 May 1761, Brunswick County, Virginia.

Note: In the 1704/1705 Rent Rent Roll of Virginia, nine Lee's are listed, individual names on the copy I saw were not provided.

Research needed:
INDEX Virginia - Prince George County -- 1799 Land Tax List
Lee, Herbert 14
Lee, Isaac 14
Lee, Jesse 14
Lee, John (estate) 14
Lee, John, Jr 13
Lee, John, Sr 13
Lee, John, Sr 24
Lee, Joseph 14
Lee, Matthew 14
Lee, Nathan 13
Lee, Nathanial 13
Lee, Nathaniel 14
Lee, Nathaniel 25
Lee, Nathaniel 25
Lee, Peter 13
Lee, Samuel 13
Lee, Simmons 14


Rebecca Birchett

© copyright 1999 by Linda L Chandler
Prince George Co, Va Rent Roll 1704 BIRCHETT, Edward.........886

Marriage: Buckner EZELL to Elizabeth BIRCKETT---21 Jan 1786

INDEX Virginia - Prince George County -- 1799 Land Tax List
Birchett, Drury, Jr 1
Birchett, Drury, Sr 1
Birchett, Edward 2
Birchett, Elizabeth 2
Birchett, James 1
Birchett, James 2
Birchett, James 24
Birchett, Martha 2
Birchett, Robert 3
Birshett, William 1


Peter Lee Sr.

Peter Lee (Wills & Adm. of Middlesex Co. Va. Chapman) WR June 26, 1738. signed William Lee.
Appraised by Jacob Harris, Valentine White, Robert Lundy
In the 1800 Wayne County, North Carolina Census, a Batt Lee is listed as Head of Household on Microfilm#: M32-32 page #220 (Pg#849, Line 2 on the census record).
Batt Lee is listed as a free whilte male between the ages of 26 to 45. His wife is listed as a free white female between the ages of 16 to 26. They have one child: a free white female up to 10 years old. There is also an account of one slave in the household.


Elizabeth Lundy

WILLIAM AND MARY QUARTERLY - Brunswick County VA
1748 Poll List Vol. 26, No. 1, p. 59
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA.
Virginia Counties, Robinson, page 76: POLL LIST 1748 Brunswick Co. was created by Act of Assembly in 1720 from Prince George County with additions from Isle of Wight and Surry in 1732. The first court for Brunswick was held May 2, 1732, from which the records of this county date. The following poll list for 1748 gives the names of the residents of Brunswick voting for representatives in the House of Burgesses for the sessions of October, 1748, and April, 1749, and which resulted in the election of Sterling Clack and Drury Stith.
(Family names that were on that list)
Burge of H.-A pole of their votes:
James Hicks
Daniel Cato
John Cato
Robert Lunday
Thomas Tatum
Page 61
John Cato
Daniel Cato
Thomas Avant (maybe, Arant)

Pole for Drury Stith
Robert Hicks
John Hicks
James Hicks
j^athaniel Hicks
Jes^e Tatam (maybe, Tatum)
John Parker

Elizabeth Lunday's father could be: Robert Lunday. So far, the only male Lunday I've been able to locate in the right place at the right time. Some say that a Rev. Thomas Lunday is her father though.
Note: a possible marriage performed by Thomas Lundie (Lunday)
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, VA - INDEX TO MARRIAGES 1732-1850 located in the Brunswick County Courthouse, Lawrenceville, VA. Page 21 begins: "Copied from old marriage bonds, 1750-1850" 7-12-1750
7-1785 James ADAMS to Mary ADAMS; min. Thomas Lundie (maybe Lunday), Rector, St. Andrew's Parish
7-1786 William HOLT to Frances MABRY; min. Thomas lundie, Rector, St. Andrew's Parish
11-23-1789 James LAFFOON to Jincy SAMFORD; b. Matthew Laffoon; min. Thomas Lundie, Rector, St. Andrew's Parish


Note: By 1800 no Lundays were living in the Bruswick County, Virginia as tax payers.

Marriage Bonds at Lawrenceville, Brunswick County, Va.
William and Mary Quarterly., Vol. 7, No. 1 (Jul., 1898), pp. 37-38.
CONTRIBUTED BY JUNIA McKINLEY
William Lundy (maybe, Lunday) to Lydia Garris, October 29, 1776.