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Herring Nancy [Female] b. ABT 1765 Duplin Co. North Carolina - d. 1842 North Carolina

"Whitfield Record" from North Carolina
William Whitfield came from England the early part of the 18th century, married Elizabeth Goodman in 1713, eventually moved to Rockford, Lenoir Co., N.C.
They had four sons and six daughters. Two of the daughters are in our line.
Mary Whitfield married John Grady, had a large family, among them, Charity Grady who married Michael Herring. Their daughter Nancy married Jonathan Keathley, and their daughter Annie Keathley married Alexander O'Daniel. Annie is our line and is buried in the Walnut Grove Baptist Cemetery in Gibson County, Tennessee.
Charity Whitfield married Frederick O'Daniel and their son William is the father of Alexander (above) who married Annie Keathley.
This same info was also in our family records.

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Herring Michael [Male] b. 1722 Bertie County, N.C. - d. 1805 North Carolina

ABSTRACT OF NORTH CAROLINA WILLS - Cat. no 67-28615 Microfiche in Tremonton, Utah Gen. Lib.
Samuel Herring's Will 1750 Johnston County, North Carolina
He mentions children Anthony Herring, Stephen Herring, Michael Herring, Barthena Herring. Leaves "the plantation wheron I now live,
my wife to have her lifes time in it." to beloved son Michael Herring.
22nd day of October (1750)

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Grady Charity [Female] b. 1732 North Carolina - d. 1805 North Carolina

will of John Graddy (sic) (CR.035801.5/A-152
drafted 9 February 1773
settled during 1787 term of court

wife Mary 1 father bed & furniture, 1 horse, Bridle & saddle, 5 cows & calves
and the plantation Whereon I now live dureing hir Widdowhood; dau. Mary
10 shillings proclamation money; son Williams 10 shillings proclamation money;
son John 10 shillings proclamation; dau. CHARITY HARRING 10 shillings proclamation money; dau. Ann Croom 10 shillings proclamation money; son
Alexander 10 shillings proclamation money; son Lewis 10 shillings proclamation
money; dau Elesabuth Outlaw 10 shillings proclamation money; Son in Law Isaac Dawson 10 shillings proclamation money; Son in law William Laws 10 shillings proclamation money; grandson James son of my dau. Ann Graddy 1 good father
Bed and furnniture, 1 horse, Bridle & Saddle; son Fradrick Land and plantation
Where on I now Live, remandir part of my houe hold goods, Stock of horses, cattle and hogs, Blacksmiths Tools

extr: son Fradrick

wit: Willm Whitfield, Bryan Whitfield

signed: John Graddy (made his mark)

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O'Daniel Frederick [Male] b. ABT 1700 Donegal, Ireland

Frederick O'Daniel and Charity Whitfield married in England and came to the United States in 1723.
They settled in Nansemond Co. VA, near Suffolk. Then moved to Bertie Co. NC, near Windsor, then to Duplin Co. NC, about 1738.

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Whitfield Charity [Female] b. ABT 1707 Lancashire Co. England

"Whitfield Record" from North Carolina
William Whitfield came from England the early part of the 18th century, married Elizabeth Goodman in 1713, eventually moved to Rockford, Lenoir Co., N.C.
They had four sons and six daughters. Two of the daughters are in our line.
Mary Whitfield married John Grady, had a large family, among them, Charity Grady who married Michael Herring. Their daughter Nancy married Jonathan Keathley, and their daughter Annie Keathley(married Alexander O'Daniel. She is our line and buried in the Walnut Grove Baptist Cemetery in Gibson County, Tennessee.
Charity Whitfield married Frederick O'Daniel and their son William is the father of Alexander (above) who married Annie Keathley.
This is the same info was also in our family records.

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Rucker Peter [Male] b. 1661 Bavaria, Germany - d. 23 FEB 1743 Spottsylvania, VA

Peter Rucker was issued naturalization papers in 1704, so it is estimated that he came to this country about 1690. Probably on the ship The Rising Sun. Family legend states that Peter and a few others were able to swim to shore or cling to driftwood after the ship wrecked off the Virginia coast near the mouth of the James River.

Mary Rucker's brother, Ephraim had a daughter, Mary Rucker, who married William Vawter, and the two Marys have caused a lot of confusion.
MARY OFFELL (Offill, Offil, Offal) married DAVID VAWTER.

"The Rucker Families" by Sudie Rucker Wood (1932) provides information about the descendants of Peter Rucker. It does not go farther back.

Orange County, Virginia
Will Book 1, p. 299
Probated Feb. 23, 1743
In the name of God amen
I Peter Rucker of Saint Marks Parish in the County of Orange planter being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my Last will and Testament in manner following: Imprimis I do order that all my Just Debts and funeral charges be paid and satisfied.
Item I lend unto my beloved wife Elizabeth Rucker all my Estate both real and Personal during her natural life and after her Decease to be Devided in the following manner.
Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Margaret Tinsley and my Son in-law Isaac Tinsley a negro boy name Yorkshire to them and their heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my beloved son Ephraim Rucker a negro Girl named Fillis to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Ann Cook and my son-in-law Shem Cook a negro girl named Jeney to her and her increase to them and their heirs forever.
Item I do Desire that all the Remainder of my Estate both real and personal after my wifes Decease as aforesaid to be sold by my Exr. hereafter named at public auction to the highest bidder on six months credit for Current Money the Buyer giving Good Security and the money arising by Sale to be Equally Devided amongst my beloved Children by name as followeth Thomas Rucker, Elizabeth Pierce, William Rucker, MARY OFFELL, James Rucker, Ephraim Rucker and Ann Cook and to their heirs forever, and lastly I do Constitute and appoint my beloved Sons James Rucker and Ephraim Rucker to be my Whole and sole Executors of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking and Disannuling all other Testaments and wills by me made Confirming this and no other to be my Last will and Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this eighteen day of January 1742/43.
Signed sealed. Published in the presence of
Wm. Jackson
Wm. Offell
Peter (X) Rucker
Mich. Holt
At a Court held for Orange County on Thursday ye 23 Day of Febry. 1743. .....probate granted.

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Fielding Edward [Male] b. 1645 Neunhan Pardox, Worcester, England - d. 1686 England

Edward Fielding's will was probated 3/2/1693, in Bristol, England.
He left a large estate to his wife Elizabeth and his children, ELIZABETH, Susannah, Martha, Mary, Anna and William.
The 500 acres in Northumberland County in Virginia, was left to his nephew, Edward, the son of his brother Ambrose.
A copy of his will can be found in The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 12, p 99-101.

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Brown Leonard [Male] b. ABT 1804 Tennessee - d. AFT 1880 Henderson Co. TN

1840 Carroll Co. TN. census:
Leonard Brown -Males_111_1, Females 2111_1

1850 Henderson Co. TN. Census:
Lenard Brown..........46......... TN......Farmer
Elizabeth Brown.............44......... NC
EDWARD BROWN...........21....... TN.......Farmer
Susan Brown.......... 20............. TN
Eliza I. Brown............18........ TN
William A. Brown...........16...... TN
Mary Brown..........15........ TN
(Sarah) Elizabeth...........12........TN
Albert M(ason) Brown.........10...... .TN
(Martha) Catherine Brown......... 8........ TN
Charles G(rantville) Brown........ 5........ TN
(Margaret) Diemitia Brown........ 3......... TN

1860 Henderson Co. TN Census:
Leonard Brown....... 56......... TN
Elizabeth Brown........55......... TN
Sarah E Brown....... 21......... TN
Albert M Brown........20......... TN
Martha C Brown.......18......... TN
Charles G Brown..........16......... TN
Margaret D Brown.........14......... TN
Gideon T Brown........ 9......... TN
Julia A. Brown......... 8......... TN
Elvenia K. Brown......... 1....TN (removed from child list. must be grandchild. )

1870 Henderson Co. TN. Census:
Leonard Brown....... 66......... TN
Catherine Brown.........26......... TN
Margaret D Brown.........22......... TN
William Parrett.......15..... (worker)

living next door:
Charles G & Sarah Brown

1880 Henderson Co. TN Census:
Lenard Brown........77......parents born in Virginia
Caty Brown.........31......... TN......daughter
M D Brown..........28......... TN.....daughter
living next door:
C G & Salley Brown and children

from findagrave: Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Carroll CO. TN
Elizabeth Crawford Brown, wife of Leonard Brown
Birth year is from census. More than likely, she died in Henderson County, Tennessee, District 1, where they were living.
Inscription:
Wife of Leonard Brown; Aged 64 years (Leonard is not listed in this cemetery.)
Also says "maiden name not known " ??

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Vawter Benjamin Silas [Male] b. 28 AUG 1831 Buckingham Co. VA - d. 05 JAN 1910 Washington, DC

1880 Appomattox, VA census:
Benj S Vawter.....48.....Physician......VA...VA...VA

1880 Nelson, VA census:
Sally Watts....B....23...VA..VA..VA
Edmund Watts....6...VA
Ann Marie (?) Watts....2....VA
Levia Watts.....13....VA.....sister
Mary Watts....15....VA.....niece

1900 Washington DC census:
Sarah Vawter......B....May 1857.......43......VA...M....27.......8 children, 5 living
Edmoud Vawter...B...Aug 1875.......24.....VA
Anna M Vawter.....B....Mch 1878......22.....VA
George H Vawter....B....July 1880.....19.....VA
David D Vawter....B....Mch 1882.....18......VA
Enock M Vawter....B....April 1888......12.....VA

1900 Appomattox, VA census:
E A Walton......Aug 1850......49.....VA
Nannie C Walton......Jan 1862.....VA
7 children
and
Bettie C Abbitt......June 1846......53....VA.....sister......widow
Mary E Abbitt......Dec 1881......18......VA......niece
Annie Mitchell......Oct 1848.....51.....VA.....sister.....widow
B S Vawter......Aug 1831......68......VA.....uncle

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Margaret [Female]

There is no documentation that Margaret's maiden name was Boulware. The Boulware's lived next door and had many dealings with the Vawters, but that is all the evidence at this time.

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Vawter John [Male] b. 1749 Culpepper, Virginia - d. 1817 Elberton, Georgia

John did not leave a will.

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Rucker John [Male] b. 1687 Orange Co., VA - d. 1742 Orange Co. VA

Will made Jan 11 1742/43. Orange Co. VA

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Rucker Mary [Female] b. 1702 Virginia

David Vawter's wife has been a source of confusion for many years, and a lot of researchers have thought David Vawter married Mary Rucker, daughter of Ephraim Rucker. W.T. Vawter made this mistake in his Sons of American Revolution application. And they didn't know the difference.
To recap: Ephraim Rucker's daughter Mary Rucker married William Vawter. Ephraim's sister Mary Rucker married William Offill. And their daughter Mary (Offill) married David Vawter. If you read the Rucker Family Genealogy carefully, they are correct. Peter Rucker is the father of Mary Rucker Offill..

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Reynolds Elizabeth [Female] b. 1690 - d. 1788 Culpeper Co. VA

Will of Martha Reymonds, Sept 18 1753, mentions Daughter Elizabeth Rucker
and son-in-law Thomas Rucker is one of the executors.

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Fielding Elizabeth [Female] b. 1660 Bristol, Gloucester, England - d. 1752 Orange Co., VA

There does not seem to be conclusive evidence that Elizabeth's maiden name was Fielding. Some researchers think it was Coghill and the Ruckers and the Coghills were closely associated.

Orange County, Virginia
Will Book 1, p. 299
Probated Feb. 23, 1743
In the name of God amen
I Peter Rucker of Saint Marks Parish in the County of Orange planter being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my Last will and Testament in manner following: Imprimis I do order that all my Just Debts and funeral charges be paid and satisfied.
Item I lend unto my beloved wife Elizabeth Rucker all my Estate both real and Personal during her natural life and after her Decease to be Devided in the following manner.
Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Margaret Tinsley and my Son in-law Isaac Tinsley a negro boy name Yorkshire to them and their heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my beloved son Ephraim Rucker a negro Girl named Fillis to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Ann Cook and my son-in-law Shem Cook a negro girl named Jeney to her and her increase to them and their heirs forever.
Item I do Desire that all the Remainder of my Estate both real and personal after my wifes Decease as aforesaid to be sold by my Exr. hereafter named at public auction to the highest bidder on six months credit for Current Money the Buyer giving Good Security and the money arising by Sale to be Equally Devided amongst my beloved Children by name as followeth Thomas Rucker, Elizabeth Pierce, William Rucker, MARY OFFELL, James Rucker, Ephraim Rucker and Ann Cook and to their heirs forever, and lastly I do Constitute and appoint my beloved Sons James Rucker and Ephraim Rucker to be my Whole and sole Executors of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking and Disannuling all other Testaments and wills by me made Confirming this and no other to be my Last will and Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this eighteen day of January 1742/43.
Signed sealed. Published in the presence of
Wm. Jackson
Wm. Offell
Peter (X) Rucker
Mich. Holt
At a Court held for Orange County on Thursday ye 23 Day of Febry. 1743. .....probate granted.

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Warren Charles Crumpton [Male] b. 21 JUL 1900 Milford, Texas - d. 09 DEC 1959 Hillsboro, Hill, Texas

1940 Hill Co. TX census:
Charles C Warren.........39......TX
Mary Love Warren......31.....TX
Charles Clayton Warren......10......TX
Lovey Warren.......3......TX
Bertha L Martin......67.....TX.......mother-in-law....widow

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Offill Mary [Female] b. ABT 1735 Virginia - d. 1797 Kentucky

David Vawter's wife has been a source of confusion for many years, and a lot of researchers have thought David Vawter married Mary Rucker, daughter of Ephraim Rucker. Mary Rucker married William Vawter.
Ephraim's sister Mary Rucker married William Offill. And their daughter MARY (Offill) married DAVID VAWTER.
Peter Rucker is the father of Mary Rucker Offill, and our line.
Also, Ephraim Rucker was married to Margaret Vawter, David's sister.

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Margaret [Female]

Several entries on Ancestry.com suggest the maiden name of Margaret was Elzaphan.
No proof, although one son was named Elzaphan and called Elzy.

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Rucker Lemuel [Male] b. 15 APR 1754 Virginia - d. 04 MAR 1842 Ohio

The birth date for Lemuel comes from "The Rucker Family" book.

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Page Thomas R [Male] b. 01 MAY 1603 Boxted, England - d. 16 MAY 1677 Old Rappahannock Co., Essex, Virginia

Thomas Page emigrated from England to Virginia in 1652. (Virginia Immigrants, 1623-66

He was granted land 281 1/2 acres on the south side of Rappahannock River between two branches of a Creek. 21 Apr 1657.

He was granted land 600 acres on the south side of Rappahannock River and adjoineth to the land of H. Powell. 20 Feb. 1662.

He was granted land 3075 acres in Rappahannock County, on the south side the river. Adjoining the land of Peter Cornchill, Thomas Lucas and Robert Pine. 3 Apr 1667 in Old Rappahannock County, Virginia.

He was granted land 783 acres in Rappahannock County on the south side the river, in freshes about 2 poles from the road, being the eastermost corner of a tract of land formerly taken up by Will Hodgson. 3 Apr 1667 in Old Rappahannock County, Virginia.

He was granted land 600 acres on the south 290 acres adjoining land of Francis Sowerby, Nicholas Merrywether, and Daniel Regan. 20 Oct. 1688 in Surry County.

The Will of Thomas R. Page
In the name of God Amen I Thomas Page being very sich in body but of perfect memory glory be to God do make and ordain this my last will and testament.
Imprimis: I do give into Richard West eldest daughter Elizabeth West one cow with her increase being called Starr.
Item - I do give unto my grandchild Samuell Allen my plantation of land belonging to it which I formerly lived upon to him and his heirs forever.
Item - I do give unto my son (in-law ?) Valentine Allen two hundred acres of land where he now lives to him and his heirs forever.
Item - I do give unto William Hodges {Hodgson ?} children three hundred acres of land being part of a devident where my son Allen now lives to be equally devided between them and their heirs forever.
Item - All the rest of my estate my debts being paid I do give unto my daughter Mary Allen for ever.
Item - I doe make my daughter Mary Allen my Sole Executrix.
As Witness my hand and Seale this 10th day of March 1676.
Signed Thomas Page
Witnesses: William Fogge and Robert R. Rederford.

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