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3951 WILLIAM LUCAS' VIRGINIA WILL CHALLENGED IN TENNESSEE - Contributed by
Harry M. Cleveland, 2064 Montreat Drive, Memphis, TN 38134
BILL OF COMPLAINT 20 OCT 1827, CHANCERY COURT MINUTES, CARTHAGE, SMITH CO TN
The bill of complaint of Jacob BURRUS and Susannah, his wife; Daniel ~10CK and
Polly, his wife; Brice MARTIN; William Martin; Joseph CLEVELAND, administrator of
Martha Cleveland, deceased of Smith County; Archelous HUGHES and Nancy, his wife of
Henry Co TN and Joseph G. WALLER, administrator of Elizabeth Waller of Virginia.
Humbly praying beg leave to show to your honor that on the 20th of May 1813, William
LUCAS of Orange County Virginia made his last will and testament and sometime shortly
thereafter, perhaps in that same year, he departed this life and the said will was
duly proven and recorded with a codicil thereto dated the 9th of August of the same
year and letters testamentary granted to Robert CAVE and John Lucas, the executors
named therein.
The testator died seized and possessed of a very considerable estate both real and
personal and left a large family of children and grandchildren. It will be seen by
reference to the will ..•that it was the habit of the testator when his children
married or left him to lend them a portion or portions of his property holding the
right in himself and which he afterwards disposed of at his own will or pleasure.
His daughter Sarah Lucas intermarried with Joseph Martin and complaintants Susannah,
Polly, Brice, William, Martha, Nancy and Elizabeth are the issue of that marriage
and were all living at the testators death except Elizabeth. In the will William
Lucas states that he lends Rachel Martin 3 negroes during her life and after her decease
negroes go to Sarah's children and also lends to Rachel and her husband Brice
one half of a 400 acre tract of land during their lives. Rachel had intermarried at
an advanced age being upwards of 40 years old against the will and consent of her
father. They went to live at a considerable distance from the old man, say about 200
miles, his opposition was not such as to prevent her visiting him, which she and her
husband occasionally did, but he did not do anything for them until about 7 years
after their marriage. She is now a very old woman perhaps between 75 and 80 years
old, living in Henry Co VA, never having had any issue. Joseph and Sarah Martin
lived in the same county. During this time the slaves have had several children, of
which some are in Rachel's possession and one in possession of Nancy Martin, now
living in Overton Co TN. Brice, a widower when he married the said Rachel, had 2
children, Joseph and William, by a former marriage. William married Nancy and after
moving to TN died. Slaves are now in possession of Thomas SMITH who married a
daughter of William Martin. (William Martin, who died intestate 1817/18, left the
following heirs: wife Nancy, Brice, John, Thomas, Joseph and Unity who married
Thomas Smith.)
Your complaintants are advised and believe that they are in great danger of losing
the bounty and bequest of their grandfather under this management of the life estate
and setting up of interests wholly inconsistent with and in opposition to their remainder.
To the end therefore that the said Nancy Martin of Overton Co TN and
Thomas Smith of Co TN together with Rachel Martin of Henry Co VA be made defendants
to this bill and severally answer the same, particularly let them set forth
and discover the names, ages, descriptions and value of the said negroes and to enjoin
them from selling them•••
Another bill of complaint in the nature of a bill of review was filed 10 Nov 1829.
Depositions were taken from Brice Edwards, Susan C. Waller and James Edwards in July
term 1829. Rachel Martin died in Virginia 1828 since the filing of the original
bill of complaint.
Ansearchin 1989-2 
Smith, Thomas (I70027)
 
3952 William M Smith?s death certificate reads:
B: 20 Nov 1860 (age 64 y 6 mo 14 days) D: 4 June 1925 in Dumont, TX
Birth Place: Monroe Co, TN
Occupation: Farmer
Name of Father: William Smith
Birthplace of Father: TN
Maiden name of Mother: Elizabeth Hudgings
Birthplace of Mother: TN

I found further confirmation in a book: A History of California and an Extended History of Southern Coastal Counties also Containing Biographies of Well Known Citizens of the Past and Present, Volume 2 - by JM Guinn, secretary and late president of the Historical Society of Southern California and Member of the American Historical Association of Washington, DC.

The book states, ??Of southern birth and lineage he [William M Smith] was born in Monroe County, TN, Nov 20, 1860, a son of William and Elizabeth Hudgings Smith, both natives of the same state, where the father engaged as a farmer until his death, which occurred shortly before this son was born [1860]. His mother, whose grandfather Hudgings server in the Revolutionary war, lived in Tennessee until her death, which occurred at the age of 55. She was the mother of two children?.?

I believe the next 2 paragraphs are the family of William and Elizabeth even thought the spelling of the Elizabeth?s surname is different, but am still researching for confirmation this is true.

Further digging has yielded a marriage record provided to me by the Tennessee State Library shows a marriage license #224 was issued to William P Smith and Eliza J Huggins in McMinn County, TN (one county over from Monroe). They were married on 27 Dec. 1857. They also provided a US Federal mortality schedule for 1860 in McMinn County, TN which indicates that William P Smith (born approx 1837), a farmer, died in April 1860 at the age of 23, killed by B. Jack. I have recently submitted a request for the Circuit Court transcript for this killing.

Further research (census records) indicate that Elizabeth Smith moved to Monroe County where her parents lived and gave birth to her son, William. If I have found the correct family, Elizabeth?s parents were Hicks and Mary Hugins. According to the 1880 census record, William Smith, age 19, resided with his grandparents, Hicks and Marthy Hugins in Monroe County, TN.

In summary: I believe the parents of William M Smith to be:
William P Smith who resided in McMinn County, TN. Born approx 1837 in TN and killed in April 1860 in McMinn County, TN.
Married
Elizabeth/Eliza Hudgings/Huggins 27 Dec 1857 in McMinn County, TN. Resided in Monroe County, TN in Nov 1860 (where she gave birth to William M Smith).
William Smith age 19, lived with his grandparents, Hicks and Marthy Hugins in 1880, in Monroe County, TN.

In addition to this, I found the 1850 US Census - William Smith age 13 (born 1837) living in McMinn County, TN, with his mother, Elizabeth (born in S.C.), and 7 siblings. Neighbors are listed on the same census by the surname of JACK; a coincidence that William was killed 10 years later by a B. Jack in McMinn County?
 
Smith, William M (I21413)
 
3953 WILLIAM MALON SMITH was born March 21, 1885 in Campbell Co, TN, and died August 02, 1966 in Campbell Co, TN. He married LOUELLA SPARKS356 1907 in Campbell Co, TN, daughter of JOHN SPARKS and SARAH SEXTON. She was born April 03, 1890 in Westborne, Campbell Co, TN, and died April 18, 1971 in LaFollette, Campbell Co, TN.

Children of WILLIAM SMITH and LOUELLA SPARKS are:
MILLARD FILMORE SMITH, b. June 19, 1921, Campbell Co, TN; d. July 04, 2008, At the Homestead, Campbell Co, TN. 
Smith, William Malon (I24076)
 
3954 William Perry Holt was my 2nd great grandfather. His daughter Carrie Belle Holt Jones was my great grandmother and my grandmother ,her daughter in law wrote in a family bible that she gave me in 1972 that William Perry Holt was born 8-25-1853 in Harris co Georgia and died 11-26-1922 in Columbus Georgia.

Jennifer Jones Page
Jenniferpage65@Yahoo.com 
Holt, William Perry (I37843)
 
3955 William Pitt Smith
http://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/new-york-genealogical-and-bio...
nealogical-and-biographical-record-ayw/page-4-the-new-york-genealogical-and-biographical-record-ayw.shtml
shtml
 
Smith, William (I30786)
 
3956 WILLIAM SMITH



It is unknown where William Smith was born or who his parents were. Was he born in America, or did he come from England? From Judy?s research, his wife?s name started with ?Fnu??. He died between 1760 and 1761 in Essex County, Virginia. Their children were: Augustin, Robert, Thomas, Elizabeth and Mary. On April 21, 1760 William Smith Sr. of Parish of Southfarnman in the County of Essex, Virginia was paid 22 pounds by Augustin for plantation and parcel of land whereon William Smith now lives. This land formally belonged to Charles Burnett. The land was to go to Augustin upon the death of William Smith. Signed by Wm. Smith. One of the witnesses was William Burnett. On May 20, 1765, William Burnet motion and ordered Thomas Roane and John Upshaw to settle the administrative account of William Smith, Deceased.



In my research, I have found that there are many William Smith?s listed in many documents. Under Family Search?s master index there are over 100 William Smith?s listed from 1680 to 1736. In all probability, the William Smith above is the correct one because of the will listing Augustin as one of his sons. In addition there are also many Augustin and Augustine Smith?s listed between the late 1600?s and the 1700?s.

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Will

Essex County, Virginia, Will Boox 11, Page 293

William Smith's will is recorded in Essex County, Va. Will Book 11, p. 293. The text is as follows:

In the Name of God Amen. I William Smith of the Parish of Southfarnham in the County of Essex, planter, being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God therefore call in unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and Recommend my Soul unto the hand of od that gave it and for my Body I recommend it to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian like and Decent manner at the Discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall the same again by the mighty Power of God and as touching such Worldly Estates wherewith it hath please God to give one in this life I give Devise and Dispose of the same in manner of form following.
IMPREMIS ITERN. I give Mary Woodin Alis Smith one cow called Beauty and her heighfer and one feather bed and furniture. All the rest of my Estate to be Equally Divided among my six children, William Smith, Robert Smith, Thomas Smith, Augustine Smith, Elizabeth Burnett, Mary Woodin Alis Smith and Lastly I make constitute and ordain my Loving Son Robert Smith and William Burnett to be my sole Executors of this my Last Will and Testament hereby Revoking and Disannuling all former Wills and Testaments made by me. In witness thereof I have set my hand and seal this 14th Day of December One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty.

Signed, Seal'd & Delivered William Smith
Jas. Burnett
Leonaid Burnett
Augustine Smith (There was an X with the words "His Mark"
In court held for Essex County at ----- this 19th day of January 1761 this last Will and Testament of William Smith, Deced. was this day presented in court by the Executors therein named who made Oath thereto according to Law and was proved by the oaths of the Witnesses thereto and order to be recorded and is recorded.

Test.
John Lee
 
Smith, William (I30749)
 
3957 William Smith b.circa 1800, Harbury, Warwickshire, England, married Catherine CROSS, 17 Apr 1828 at Harbury. William's occupation was "Woodsman Smith, William (I44695)
 
3958 William Smith came to Houston Co GA in 1820 from Virginia-Tom Dean Family F23838
 
3959 William Smith of Bucks Co PA m 1st 20 Sep 1690 Mary Crossdale in the home of John Chapman in the Middleton Meeting. Quaker Records of PA give a full account of the wedding including guest list. Wrightstown Quaker MN Bucks Co PA  Family F852
 
3960 William Smith rites held at Bluff Springs

William Smith died July third at the St. Dominic Hospital. Services were conducted July fifth from the Bluff Springs Methodist Church with Rev. Beasley and Rev. R. L. Long of Corinth officiating.

Burial was in the church cemetery under the direction of Lee Funeral Home.

Mr. Smith was born in Carroll County, November 23, 1876 and was married in 1913 to the former Miss Mattie Flowers who survives. He was a member of the Bluff Springs Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife; eight daughters, Mrs. B. F. Fisher, Winona, Mrs. J. R. Sanders, Greenwood, Mrs. Claude Clark, Mrs. J. G. Pollard and Mrs. R. B. Fogg of Jackson, Mrs. C. A. Nail of Dallas, Texas, Mrs. G. S. DeFoore, Waco, Tex as, Mrs. Carter Lake of Clinton; five sons, W. H. Smith, Vicksburg, T. W. Smith, Belzoni, J. L. Smith, Leland, Lloyd Smith, Jackson and B. W. Smith of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; one sister, Miss Addie Lou Smith, Hattiesburg; one brother, Lee Smith of Money.

Pallbearers were Howard Fisher, Walter F. Fisher, George Fisher, Walter Smith, Buddy Chain, James R. Sanders, Charles Brewer and Jimmy Smith.

The Winona Times
Winona, MS
July 11, 1963 
Family F24449
 
3961 William Smith [ some say he was the one born 1732 but evidence puts him born ca 1745 in Orange Co. VA.
He married ca 1768 to Elizabeth "Betty" James probably in Culpeper Co. VA. They came to Surry Co. NC ca 1786/
He died 1818 and his Inventory was 1822 when Betty died.= MaryAnne S Pippin 
Smith, William (I25109)
 
3962 William Smith, a Russian Jew, aka Vasili Seibert was born in Russia, went to Russian Alaska as a bookkeeper for a trading company. When the US bought Alaska (Seward's Icebox), he gained citizenship by remaining the prescribed time.

He divorced his wife there (Kodiak, AK) and sailed to San Francisco with son Julian. He married Rachel Reuben, a Jewish native of San Francisco. He took a job as a bookkeeper for Brown Brother's Men's Clothing. Wm & Rachel had four kids including my grandfather, Walter Smith. He bought title to a gold claim in Tehachapi, CA in 1895. Rachel died in 1899 and he took off for the mines. The last record found of him was a modification to his claim, removing his son-in-law from it who failed to work the prescribed time. Hey, it was the high desert! He is not in the 1920 census and there is no death record or grave site for him. Likely died at the mine.

Lotsa fun but I don't know where he came from or where and when he died. His claim is now within the Tehachapi wind farm. No local records or info found 
Family F9522
 
3963 William Starke Smith, the second son of L.A. Smith and his first wife Paulina Pool, was born at Curdsville on July 18, 1869. As a young man he moved to Richmond and got a job as a streetcar operator. On November 21, 1894, he married Grace M. Burton, a neighbor in Ca Ira. As it turned out, they had only one child. William -- I don't believe he was ever called Bill -- continued to work for the streetcar company his entire career, and he and Grace continued to live in the same house with their daughter even after her marriage. He broke with his family's Episcopal tradition, joining first his wife's Baptist church and then his son-in-law's Methodist church. He died in Richmond on July 20, 1945, two days after his 76th birthday and just a few weeks after I was born.
http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/families/smith_of_gloucester.htm 
Smith, William Starke (I80188)
 
3964 William Starmer Smith, b. 30 Jan 1854, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, d. 5 Dec 1901, Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. Married Sarah Ann JOHNSON, circa 1877. Emigrated to Canada, circa 1882. William's occupations were: Contractor, Painter, Paperhanger, Estate Agent. Family F16165
 
3965 William, Thomas, and three other brothers are all believed to be sons of Samuel Smitherman.
Two sons, born 1766 and 1769, came to Tennessee and their name changed to Smotherman. They had three brothers in Virginia, North Carolina and Alabama and they all stayed Smitherman.
 
Family F23123
 
3966 William’s tombstone shows his date of birth as 1870 but he does not show up on the 1870 Union Co. KY census with his father, mother, and older sister Hattie. He is on the 1880 Spotsville KY census with his family and is 6 years old but he seemed to use the 1870 b.d. most of his life. William and Sudie purchased four lots in Baskett and owned a third of a lot with L.S. and Hope Austrew and C.K. and Etta Browder throughout the 1890’s and early 1900’s. By 1917 most of it had been sold., , , , , , , , , , , , DILL, William Edward (I184)
 
3967 Wilson Co TN Family F16583
 
3968 Wimpfen, an ancient town north of the Black Forest in Baden,Germany near Heilbronn, Grossgartach, and Biberach. LINCK, Hans III (I02484)
 
3969 Witnesses of their marriage: Nils Persson of Rotahult Farm, H. Karin Persdotter of L. Wasterbotorp Farm Nils...... SWENSSON, Gise (I06296)
 
3970 Wm and Mary Qt Vol 5 pg 578 Holmes, Ann (I14146)
 
3971 Wm G Stephens died, leaving his widow Susan Reynolds.
Thomas Washington Smith then marries Susan Reynolds who had 3 children with previous husband Wm Stephens. (he was also married to Sarah Bolen)
Thomas adopts the 3 children, thus giving them the Smith surname.
Are the children Smith or are they Stephens? 
Family F24045
 
3972 Would like to see William Smith b c 1800 TN m Sarah Clark's line test
Some of his children are said to be Annice Smith, Aaron Smith, John H Smith, A R Smith, J W Smith, William C Smith, G W Smith, Delany Smith, J Logan Smith, Jasper N Smith, C P Smith and R H Smith. 
Smith, James E (I18873)
 
3973 Wreck of the Babe
http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=document&guid=c25c86a8-ac52-4743-9748-2e3d1568a32f&tid=1238075&pid=9

Common Grave
http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=document&guid=a274f85d-e285-4889-84df-3d34b881d88e&tid=1238075&pid=9

Irene Madden and Alonzo Smith
http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=4e83036e-8e21-44ba-ab32-7d07fe3dfc91&tid=1238075&pid=9

GRANDA~1
http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=be6c6dbd-dff1-4834-acb1-9430e61dfbd2&tid=1238075&pid=9

Smith Family at the beach
http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=a1f99a92-734a-4ca7-b069-f12403e6662e&tid=1238075&pid=9 
Madden, Nannie Irene (I00009)
 
3974 WWI Civilian Draft Registration 1917-1918
William Louis Smith
b 17 Aug 1889 Lorain OH
Lowndes MS  
Smith, William Louis (I27359)
 
3975 Field, Mary Ann (I27408)
 
3976 y!Jakob Dorner Family History by Nancy R. Kiddoo. Beckenbaugh, Anna Maria (I02881)
 
3977 y!Jakob Dorner Family History by Nancy R. Kiddoo. Biser, Anna Catherine (I02879)
 
3978 y!Jakob Dorner Family History by Nancy R. Kiddoo. Shafer, John Junior (I02880)
 
3979 You show his parents as John and Margaret: John died in 1610, and Margaret in 1616. If his parents are John and Margaret (either Archdale or Willis), they were born in 1589 (John), and 1590 (Archdale and Willis). The other line for Archdale is 1641, John of London and Elizabeth Lovett. Lovett stayed in England, so he would have been born in Soulbury. Unfortunately, birth record for Virginia has not been located, so most are accepting the 1641 line. However, thee is no evidence that Archdale (1641) ever made it to Virginia. My thinking is he was born in Virginia.

Ron Combs
cron158@yahoo.com 
Combs, Archdale (I02778)
 
3980 You will note that before Attleborough was so
named in the latter part of the 17th century, it had been part of the
larger and older REHOBOTH, an area associated with the ancestry of
Thomas Fugate Smith and the others who trace their lines back to Henry
Smith, who died there, I believe. Either my line and Michael Fuller's
line crosses the Smiths in that area by blood or crosses the line
there only coincidentally and thus does not cross (or, I guess I
should say, come down from it) till somewhere farther up the line
across the Pond, I assume in England. 
Fuller, James (I67809)
 
3981 You will notice that the gedcom in kit 16461 indicates that the ancestor of Alfred M Smith is one Gabriel Smith of North Carolina. I am leaving that in in respect for the kit taker's belief, based on a reference in a county family book, that this is so. However, there is no source for Alfred's father being Gabriel. And in fact, in tracing back the families through the census, plus the marriage record, it is strongly apparent that Alfred M Smith b c 1836 was born in Georgia and is a son of James, grandson of Jesse.

Here is the line of proof for that.

1850 Franklin Co GA- Alfred Smith 13 in household of James Smith, 50 GA (that makes him born c 1837)

1860 Franklin Co GA/Carnesville -Alfred Smith, age 23 in household of James Smith 60 GA

Nov 2 1861- Alfred M Smith m Sophronia Murphy in Franklin Co GA (source: Hunting for Bears: Georgia Marriages 1699-1944)

1880- Alfred M Smith, S E (wife) and H N in Habersham Co GA. Note that H N has it that his parents were born in GA, I believe the NC on Albert M is a mistake.

That said, we here are always open to correction, and welcome sourced information in support of Gabriel. Otherwise, our strong presumption based on the above is that Alfred M Smith was one of the sons of James Smith, b c 1800 d c 1861 Franklin Co GA. We do have another Gabriel Smith b 1761 NC whose descendants went to Carroll Co GA-these are not a DNA match with the Jesse Smith group.  
Smith, Alfred M (I36543)
 
3982 Your George Washingon Smith b. 1807 KY and died 21 May 1880 in Grant Township, Greenville SC m. Elizbeth Unknown. Please check Greenville SC census and you will find this.

They had a son George W. "Wash" Smith b. 1838 in Greenville SC m. Eliza Jane Cooper b. 30 May 1834 Greenville SC d. 26 Nov 1905 Greenville SC. They are buired at the Cooper Cemetery on Saluda River which is on the line between Greenville and Pickens SC. This George was not the one in Anderson Co SC. The one in Anderson Co SC is from the Job Smith line.
L Cheek 
Smith, George Washington (I31787)
 
3983 Zadock Purnell Truett died in civil war at VA: Battle of the Wilderness May 1864. They had one child, a daughter Signora Cordelia Truett b 1860. She was married to my great uncle, James Travis Smith. Truett, Zadock Purnell CSA (I38491)
 
3984 [March 1840]

The execution of a Bill of Sale from Gaston Perry Sheriff was
acknowledged in open court & was on motion ordered to be Registerd.
-----
The CommiSsioners who were appointed to set apart one years allowance
to Rebecca Smith out of the Crop Stock & provisions of Goodman Smith
decd. returned their report which is Confirmed by the Court 
Family F7150
 
3985 [Note: Harvey Loy's birth record indicates that he is the fifth child of John Smith (57 yrs, b. WV), and Susan Jane Ware (37 yrs, b. WV).] Smith, Harvey Loy (I80274)
 
3986 [Some show Elizabeth COLLIER, Josiah's first wife, as mother of Rodah.
Nobody I've found has been able to absolutely prove it either way -- Jemima seems more likely to Hubert Armstrong & Bill Pittman who have worked on the SMITH genealogy for over 25 years and I've deferred to their judgment on it.]
-nokomts@ktc.com 
Smith, Josiah (I24755)
 
3987 “Bethel M.E. Church: The Bethel M.E. Church was organized about 1840. The charter members were William Pitt, Elizabeth Pitt...Samuel Mahan, Margaret Mahan...Asa Mahan. p. 48, Bethel Cemetery: The first burial place in Jackson Township was what is now known as Bethel Cemetery. William Pitt, one of the first residents of this township, gave an acre and a half to be used as a burial place.” p. 49 PITT, William A. (I3760)
 
3988 “David and Isabella emigrated from Nairn, Scotland to New York state as bride and groom. They lived in New York state several years before moving to Columbiana County, about fifteen miles from the county seat, Wellsville, Ohio. After several years, tiring of the wilderness that was known as Rose’s Run, David Rose bought one hundred acres seven miles from Wellsville, Ohio, named it Inverness, and had the post office in his home. Later, his son (?) John Johnson, was Postmaster during the Civil War. The home, Inverness, still stands (date uncertain) and is owned by two of his great-granddaughters, Anne Pennian Blood and Marion Frances Blood.” “Evan McPherson...came over from Scotland in the ship ‘Francis’ of new Orleans in 1812...In the same ship with Evan McPherson, Alex Dallas and David Rose came over from Scotland. They stopped some time, however, at New York, but settled eventually in Washington, Dallas where William Garside now lives, and Rose upon the Rose place, at Highlandtown.” David is living with his son, John, and his family in 1860. Son, Daniel is living a couple houses away. Applied for citizenship in 1833. Called David of Balacheannich on the David, Daniel Rose and Isabella Lineage Chart, , , , , ROSE, David (I152)
 
3989 “The first grocery store, and the only store, was located in a hut built by Hugh McGary, fronting on Water and Main. This store was started in this building by Wm. McKnitt, whose daughter was Mrs. James Steele and who still resides here. Mrs. Steeles’s mother, Mrs. McKnitt, was a sister of Benona and John B. Stinson., who settled on a farm below town in 1812, on or about McGary’s time.” Listed as early taxpayer in Pigeon Township, Evansville, IN, in the years 1837 and 1838, p. 122 Listed as a member of the 2nd Company, 6th Regiment of the Delaware State Militia for the year 1803., , McKNITT, William (I1605)
 
3990 “When in 1843 Isaac LONG spied out the land in Ogle County he started something destined to have much to do with the future of our church in this section. He liked the prairies but he loved a maiden in Maryland so he went back home and married Catherine HIGHBARGER. His report of the West was so so glowing that in the summer of 1845 his father, Jacob LONG, and nine or ten children, along with three or four other families, one of which was the Isaac ROWLAND family, decided to come west too. They loaded into heavy wagons that were drawn by four or six hourses such of their possessions as they could bring with them. They drove their cattle through. On June 19th they bade farewell to their Hagerstown friends and began their tedious trek towards the setting sun, arriving at the cabin of John FRIDLEY, LONG’s brother-in-law, on July 31.

Consider the LONG family. There were the parents, Jacob, an elder, and Catherine; their three daughters, Susanna and husband, Henry COFFMAN; Catherine and husband, David BUTTERBAUGH; Sarah and husband, Joshua SLIFER; all of these except COFFMAN were members of the church. In addition to these were six other chldren: Isaac and wife, Catherine; four sons and one daughter, unmarried. The LONG families entered the government land north and east of what is now Maryland. These families became the nucleus from which the West Branch Congregation grew. The following spring the tenth of the LONG children, Mary and her minister husband, Samuel GARBER, also came west and settled at the villiage of Maryland, living in the house a few rods from the present Old Order Meetinghouse.” p. 26 Jacob Long was elder in charge in the early years of the West Branch church. p. 27 “...Rev. Jacob Long a native of Washington County, Maryland born in 1784 and who was the son of Isaac Long, a native of Pennsylvania of German ancestry....Jacob Long grew to manhood in his native country and there married Catherine Friedly (sp), a native of Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and daughter of Andrew Fridley, of Swiss descent.” p. 155 Note: Andrew is the brother of Catherine. John is her father., , , 
LONG, Jacob (I523)
 

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