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Selected Families and Individuals


William Henry Ramsey

Another spouse: Sallie B. Allen

Redick Arant

1850 Federal Census for Lowndes, Alabama
140B 38 Arant Redic 27 S Carolina pg0136a.txt
140B 39 Arant Catharine 27 S Carolina pg0136a.txt
140B 40 Arant Melvina 10 Ala pg0136a.txt
140B 41 Arant William 8 Ala pg0136a.txt
140B 42 Arant Ellender 6 Ala pg0136a.txt
141A 1 Arant John 4 Ala pg0136a.txt

Research needed:
Muscogee County, Georgia, Book C, Deeds Wm. Webb to Reddick Arant p 249, 1843 sold 10th dist #181.

Mary Martha Crow

Research needed, could this be Mary Martha and her family:
1860 Census for Marion, Union Parish, Louisiana, enumerated on the 3 August, 1860. A. C. Wade, Ass't Marshal
941 941
John Crow 46 M Farmer 960 1385 GA
Lecy Crow 43 F Housekeeper NC J.W. Crow 23 M Farmer 100 GA
S.R. Crow 21 M Farmer 100 GA
W.M. Crow 16 M Farmer GA X
J.M. Crow 14 M GA X
G.T. Crow 11 M LA X
J.A. Crow 9 F LA X
S.A. Crow 6 F LA
M.M. Crow 4 F LA
J.F. Crow 1 M LA
L.C. Crow 21 F LA X

John Chew

1587: Birth recorded in parish register.
1607: Might have sailed to Jamestown with Capt. John Smith.
1618 11 18: Granted land by Sir John Harvey. Location uncertain.
1621/22: Sailed to Virginia on the "Charitie".
1623: His wife Sarah followed on the "Sea Flower".
1623-1624 Burgess of Hogg Island.
1624: Lived at Hog Island, opposite Jamestown, granted one rood, nine poles near his house in James City, was York County Justice.
1636: Granted 1200 acres in Charles River (later York) County.
1639/40 01 17: Mentioned in father's will.
1642-1644: Burgess of York County.
1644-1650: Moved for a while to Anne Arundel Co., Maryland following a Puritan massacre.
1652: York County Justice.

Robert Chew's Book: The evolution of the Chew family name was from the following:
1050 de Cheux from Normandy
1086 le Cu from Devonshire
1100 de Chyu from Somersetshire
1150 del Cho from Lancashire
1220 del Chue from Lancashire
1250 le Keu from Suffolk
1280 de chue from Somersetshire
1320 de Chewe from Somersetshire
1390 Chewe from Worcestershire
1500 Chewe from Lancashire
1630 Chew from Virginia
1700 Chew from New Jersey. The word CHEW generally means winding water, the EW being a variant of the French EAU meaning water. The word CHEWER is a Western dialect for a narrow passage and CHARE is Old English for turning. The River Chew that runs through Somerset to the River Avon is a narrow, twisting river of water. Maryland many believe that the name CHEW began in Normandy as CHEUX, and came to England with the Norman Conquest during the 11th century. The earliest record of the name CHEW is in the Domesday Survey, the name CHEW appears as CHIWE when it states that the Bishop of Wells holds Chiwe. The city of Wells is in Somersetshire about forty miles from the Devonshire boundary. The belief that CHIWE refers to Chew Magna located about fifteen miles to the north. Note that Devonshire is where Le Cu was granted land (bounded by Somersetshire to the northeast). The name also appears as Chyu in 1164 at Bath, as Keu in 1260 at Suffolk and as Chewe as far north as Lancashire in 1430. It isn't certain when the surname CHEW or CHEWE became permanently adopted, but it was about the last half of the 14th century. There is a John Chewe at Salisbury in 1383. About 300 years after the name was Chiwe Magna was mentioned by the Bishop of Wells. It is believed that the name was taken from place names like CHEW MAGNA or CHEWTON. Genealogies...from the Maryland Historical Magazine 975.2 M369 V.1
John Chew came to Virginia in the Ship "Charity" or "Charitie" in 1621 or 1622 and his wife Sarah came about a year later in the "Sea Flower." Both were living at Hog Island, opposite Jamestown, in 1624 (Hotten's "Emigrants," page 237). He was a merchant and was evidently a man of substance since he owned a house at Jamestown shortly after his arrival, as is shown by a grant in 1624 to "John Crew, merchant," of one rood, nine poles, near his dwelling house in James City (Va. Mag., I. 87).
In 1636 he had grants for some 1200 acres "in the County of Charles River," later called York County, and had probably been living in that locality for some years previously (Va. Mag., V.341-342).
He represented Hogg Island in the Virginia House of Burgesses 1623-1624 and 1617, and was a member for York County 1642-1644 (Colonial Va. Register, pages 53, 54, 63).
He was also one of the justices of York County in 1624 and 1652 (Va. Mag., I.197).
His first wife Sarah died before 1651, and in that year he executed a deed (recorded in York County) in view of his intended marriage with Mrs Rachel Constable (Va. Mag., I. 197).
His sons Samuel and Joseph Chew are mentioned in the York County records 1657 and 1659 respectively, and it appears from the same records that in 1668 John Chew was dead and his son Samuel was living in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland. Birth date mentioned in Genealogy of the CHEW Family---16 July 1587---Listed as being found in the Whalley Parish Register and lists his name as Johannes, son of Johannes

Col. Samuel Chew

Note: If would be wise to verify the children listed, the last few are questionable.

Maryland Genealogies...from Maryland Historical Magazine 975.2 M369 V.1: p256;
He moved from Virginia to Maryland before 1659 and took up his abode in Anne Arundel County. He entered his rights, 16 July 1659, for transporting himself, Robert Crouch, Thomas Madders and Hannah Rogers, and received a warrant for 400 acres (Md. Land Office, Liber 4, folio 54).
He was a Colonel and lived at Maidstone, a land grant in Anne Arundel Co.

He also owned Sanetly, a tract of land adjoining Maidstone, but lying in Calvert County. Maidstone is marked by an old house which still stands just below the northern boundary of Calvert County. It was built by Col. Samuel Chew or his son Samuel.
In 1660-1718, Samuel Chew, Jr. acquired the tract called Popinjay.

He represented Anne Arundel Co. in the Maryland Assembly in 1661 (Md. Arch., I. 396), was High Sheriff of the county in 1663 (ibid., III.481), and was one of its justices in 1665 and 1668 (ibid., III.534; V.30). He was commissioned, 23 July 1669, a member of the Council of Maryland and a justice of the Provincial Court (ibid., V.54), and retained his seat in the council until his death (Liber M.D., folio 427; Md. Arch., II.254, 377, 433; XV.23, 75, 109, et seq.)

In 1675 he was a Colonel of the militia of Anne Arundel County (Md. Arch., XV.59) and in this capacity was ordered to raise forces for defense against the Indians (ibid., 47). He was also a member of the Council of War which convened 20 July 1676.

He died, according to his family record, on the 15th of March 1676/7 (old style), leaving, among other bequests, "his seale gold ring" to his brother Joseph Chew.