Caswell County, North Carolina
Will Book Index located at the Caswell County Courthouse Will Book C1792-1800
Isaac BELEW 1795 page 134
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS FOR RESEARCH ONLY ... (CDPhillips)
BURKE COUNTY, NC - BIOGRAPHIES - Early Settlers of Burke County, Part 3
The BALLEW FAMILY
"The BALLEWs of Burke, old pioneers and ancestors of numerous descendants, now living in McDowell, Caldwell and Burke counties, were of French origin.The spelling of the name anglicized the original orthography, which was BALLOU.From this paternal and maternal ancestry have sprung the BALLEWs of Caldwell County, the RUTHERFORDsand RUSTs of Burke County and the CONNELLYs of McDowell County and Caldwell County.They were all, so far as I know and have been informed, good religious, moral, highly respectable citizens of this county previous to the forming of Caldwell and McDowell, sustaining in all the walks of life, those characteristics that make the good citizen.PETER BALLEW, the ancestor of the Caldwell County branch, was elected to the State Legislature in the commons of 1825 and to the Senate in 1835."
Will of Stephen Billue of Waxhaw in Union Co., NC. Was Mecklenburg Co. when
will was written.
Stephen Billue I lived in Waxhaw, now Union Co., NC
STEPHEN BILLUE WAS A FRENCH HUGUENOT, SETTLING IN WAXHAW BEFORE THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR. HE SERVED IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR AS STATED ON A MONUMENT ON THE GROUNDS OF THE UNION COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN MONROE, N.C.
1UNION COUNTY CEMETERIES 1710-1914 AND ROSTER OF CONFEDERATE AND REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS BY LANEY, PAGE 183; PAGE 223 OF THIS SAME PUBLICATION STATES"STEPHEN BELLEW, REV. SOLDIER POLK'S N.C. REGT. IS BURIED AT BELLEW-McWHORTER FAMILY CEMETERY ON POTTER'S ROAD NEAR WAXHAW CREEK. HIS WILL WAS RECORDED IN MECKLENBURG COUNTY (1837).THERE ARE ONLY TWO GRAVES MARKED IN THIS CEMETERY
AND THOSE ARE GOVERNMENT MARKERS. " END QUOTE.
2.STEPHEN BILLUE'S WILL IS IN MECKLENBURG COUNTY INDEX TO WILLS-DEVISEE C.065, 80033 1763-1968 VOL.A-D, E-K. BOOK E. PAGE 203. WILL WAS WRITTEN ON THE 26TH DAY OF APRIL 1837.
3.IN NORTH CAROLINA BOOKLET,STATE ARCHIVES IN RALEIGH, VOL XII, JULY 1912 ON PAGE SIX "UNION COUNTY AND THE OLD WAXHAW SETTLEMENT" BY ROBERT NEY MCNEELY. ON PAGE 10 "BEFORE THE REVOLUTION THE ENTIRE TERRITORY WHICH HAD ONCE BEEN THE HUNTING GROUNDS OF THE WAXHAW INDIANS, AND WHICH IS NOW UNION COUNTY, HAD BECOME PARTIALLY SETTLED THROUGHOUT.............ETC. AMONG THESE SETTLERS OVER THE COUNTY WERE JOHN BELK, ESQUIRE, FROM MIDDLESBOROUGHT, ENGLAND; STEPHEN BILLUE, THOMAS COCHRAN , ETC.
4.ALSO WRITTEN IN A PUBLICATION FOUND IN THE N.C.ROOM OF THE CHARLOTTE CITY LIBRARY NCR. 975.6105 BY REDWINE ENTITLED "UNION COUNTY, N.C. PAGE 2 STATES:"AMONG THE EARLY SETTLERS DISTRIBUTED THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY WERE JOHN BELK, STEPHEN BILLUE"
5.D.A.R. RECORD OF CAROLYN BURGESS KNOTT, NATIONAL # 438959 LISTING STEPHEN BILLUE AS REVOLUTIONARY ANCESTOR.
6.IN "ROSTER OF SOLDIERS FROM N.C. SERVING IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION" PG.444IT IS STATED THAT AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF PENSION ON MARCH 4, 1831, SAID STEPHEN BILLUE WAS SEVENTY SEVEN YEARS OLD.THIS PUBLICATION MAY BE FOUND IN "N.C.PENSION ROLL, PAGE 11, 93, 94, 95"
7.D.A.R. files of Carolyn Burgess Knott, applicant. DAR PATRIOTS INDEX.
Will: Stephen BILLUE, Written on the 26th day of April 1837 Mecklenburg County Wills, 1837 C.R. 65011, pp1
"In the name of God, amen.I Stephen Billue being of a sound disposingmind but frail in body and aware of the uncertainty of the time when I may be called hence, do make this mylast will and testament in the words following:
First, I resign my body to the dust and my spirit to God who give it and will my funeral expenses, and all lawful debts be paid as soon after my internment as possible.
Second, I bequeath unto my lawful and beloved wife, Mary Billue the whole of my property real and personal. Houses, land, tenements, furniture, household and kitchen, farming utensils, cattle, hogs, horses, sheep and everything else that may belong to me at my decease for her benefit and use to be disposed of as she may desire or her necessities require during her life time.
Thirdly, after her decease, I bequeath the land to my son James R. Billue and the rest of the property that remains between Elizabeth Richmond, James Richmond, Agnes Owens, Stephen and Jane Wilson.
Appointing my wife Mary and son, Stephen manager of my estate."
UNION COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
FAMILY BIBLE RECORDS
Transcribed and submitted by Carolyn Burgess Knott of Sunset Beach, NC
1. THE FAMILY BIBLE OF STEPHEN BILLUE
This record was copied from "The Billue Family Bible" owned by Worth Baldwin of Orlando, Florida, son of Eva Burgess Baldwin. Transcribed in 1968. The Billue Family lived in Waxhaw, Union County, NC In the front of the Bible is written: "Stephen Billue's Book, January, 1856.
"AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY 12TH EDITION
Elizabeth Jane Billue January 22, 1831
Samuel James Billue September 23, 183?
William Howie Billue October 11, 1834
Robert Stephen Billue March 2, 1837
Suzanna Margaret Billue May 30, 1839
Nancy Ann Billue February 11, 1843
Roxanna Clementine Billue November 1, 1844
Emily Rachel Billue November 19, 1847
John Leroy Billue September 23, 1851
Nancy Elizabeth Billue August 23, 1858
Eddy Wincheter Cheatum BilllueJanuary 29, 1878
John L. Billue and Nancy E. Givens February 8, 1877
Samuel J. Billue February 17, 1857
Mary Billue August 8, 1858
William Billue October, 1862
Emily R. Billue November 28, 1863
Robert S. Billue August 7, 1884
Stephen Billue August 25, 1886
Nannie Givens Billue April 30, 1899
Suzannah M. Crow June 5, 1899
Elizabeth Jane Billue August 19, 1900
John Leroy Billue May 27, 1925
THE GEORGE HENRY BURGESS FAMILY BIBLE
George Henry Burgess was a medical doctor in the Waxhaw community.
This Bible is owned by Sara Masoner Burgess Hardage of Marietta, Georgia,
daughter of George Henry Burgess and Mary Elizabeth Adams Burgess.
Transcribed by Carolyn Burgess Knott in 1994.
"WILMORE'S ANALYTICAL REFERENCE BIBLE CONTAINING THE FOLLOWING FOUR INVALUABLE AIDS TO THE PROPER STUDY OF THE WORD OF GOD."
REVISED AND EDITED Phillip Schaff, D.D., LL.D. THE WHOLE BIBLE ARRANGED IN SUBJECTS Edited by Roswell D. Hitchcock, D.D., LL.D. CRUDEN'S CONCORDANCE TO THE BIBLE Revised by John Eadie, DD, LL.D.
Late professor of Biblical Literature in The United Presbyterian Church, Scotland
Henry F. Giere
Father's Mother J.M. Burgess
Father's Mother Sarah Ann Masoner
Mother's Father Samuel T. Adams
Mother's MotherRoxana C. Billue
G.H. Burgess4-3-1862Tennessee10-25-1945Waxhaw, NC
Mary E. Burgess12-15-1870N.C.5-11-1939Waxhaw, NC
They were married April 3, 1889 at Waxhaw, NC by Rev. Mr. Hill
Lola Burgess 1-19-189010-14-85
James L. Burgess 7-28-1891Inez McLeod 9-3-19214-23-64
Carl B. Burgess 8-31-1899Zelda Williams 9-18-19262-3-1975
Mary Edna Burgess8-3-1893Glenn Munday
Eva Burgess 8-12-1895Robert N. Baldwin 10-28-1979
Sara Masoner Burgess9-23-1903Hugh Hardage 6-6-1924
Ruth Elizabeth Burgess8-2-1901Joseph I. Eargle12-26-1985
Royall Burgess7-15-1906Emily B. Kelly5-31-19402-12-1960
William Jennings Burgess12-27-190712-19-1909
Included in the Family Bible is the following information: "All of the children were
born in NC except James L., Eva and Thomas.These children were born in
Lancaster Co., South Carolina.
Copied by Carolyn Burgess Knott from "The Carolina's Genealogical Society Bulletin 5-6, July 1969- June 1970".
"THE HOWIE-WOLFE BIBLE
Copied and submitted by Mrs. Laura G. Lundgren, Lancaster, PA"
Copy of the record of William Howie and Elizabeth Howie which is a portion of the above listed Family Bible.
William Howie was baptized February 6, 1756
Elizabeth Howie November, 1766
Ann Howie August 7, 1791
Margaret Howie November 10, 1793
John Howie January 17, 1796
Robert Howie October 28, 1798
Jean Howie May 29, 1801
W.S. Howie May 26, 1803
Elizabeth Milegen HowieSeptember 18, 1806
Samuel Howie September 18, 1806
Mary Howie August 18, 1810