These are my notes on these families. I hope that it helps you. A lot of the Tn. Dements
in the earlier years including Charles Dement went to Alabama and then on to Texas.
Hi Cousin. Please send me what you have. We can always use all information we can get.
Arly Dement of Arizona
ALBERT MILLER DEMENT:
Got information on his family from Cecile Sanderson that had been compiled by a mrs.
W. V. Helsley B. Oct, 2, 1902 Knoxville, Tennesee Feb. 22, 1972 and her infomation
came from MARY LOUISE DEMENT RUGG.
He had a second wife: Mina Preston, da of ____Preston, Woodbury, Tn. had one child
Albert Dement was buried at Wartrace, Tenn. He will long be remembered as promoting
the Tennessee Walking Horse Association and as the owner of the famous walking horse
I received the information on this family from a person who was accidently found when a
friend of mine was sending me an E-Mail and she got my Message because of her E-mail
being DEMENT @ also.
Albert Dement was way before his time in genetic engineering and spent his entire adult
life breeding horses for that one stud that would pass on a natural, head-nodding gait to
his offspring. He bred his best gaited buggy horse Named Gertrude, to an old, broken
down tease stud names Alan F-1 (who was to go on to be the #1 Foundation sire of the
Tennessee Walking Horse breed-therefore the F-1). Albert and a couple of his friends
saw in that old stud something that everyone else had missed.Gertrude produced for
Albert (by that old stud) one of the best TWH mares known to the breed by the name of
Merry Legs.He talked both of his friends to breed to that same stud and the old fellow
produced Roan Allen F-38 for Jim Brantley and Hunter's Allen for Bryce Hunter. Albert
bred Meery Legs to Hunter's Allen F-10 and in 1931, Merry Legs last foal (after 12 of
them) was born.Here it was, the stud that Albert had been breeding for all his life, LAST
Last Chance was bred to a number of excellent mared and produced the natural,
head-nodding, gaiting horses that Albert was trying to get.After those initial breeding,
Last Chance was never again bred to an outside mare.His daughters were bred back to
him, as well as his granddaughters, his Neice, etc.
Down through the years until Last Chance's death in 1956, all the horses bred to and from
Last Chance were 100% pure-blood, line-bred Last Chance horses, from then on called
Dements. For as long as the Dement family owned these horses, they were never bred
outside the Dement horse family.Albert had created a unique gene pool that exists to
when Albert died, he passed on his herd and his dream to his son Arthur and Arthur
continued his father's dream. When Arthur died in 1989, some of the Dement horses were
sold and crossed to the the Roan Allen and Wilson Allen lines of horses, but there still
remained a herd of Dement horses that had never been contaminated by outside blood.
Arthurs daughter, Betty Dement has that herd today, but most of them are very old and
some that aren't so old aren't breed able.there are only 8 living pure-blood, line0bred,
Dement mares alive today and I own 5 of them. There are 6 Dement studs alive to breed
to in order to continue this unique gene pool. I have 2 of the oldest mares in Ind. for
breeding to a Dement stud but found out tonight that only one is breed able. I already
have two daughters out of this same cross and a granddaughter from one of the daughters
and another Dement Stud.I am trying to increase the numbers of these wonderful horses
before the gene pool dies out completely. It looks like I may have managed to Increase it
by only one for next year. Betty DEMENT only owns two younger Dement mares that are
registered and I have been trying to buy them from her but in her father and grandfather's
memory, she is trying to hold on to them. There is one other man in TN. who has a mare
but I don't think she is breed able because there are no registered foals out of her.
Remember these horses are called Dements in memory of Albert, but they are also 100%
Tennessee Walking Horses, just by a completely different and unspoiled line.Now you
know what I am trying to do and why.
Found on LDS list from Salt Lake City on the computer at research center here in
Payson, AZ th following on Jan 10, 1997:
Albert DementB. 1823... Father: Abrahm Smith Dement ..Rutherford Co.,. Tenn..
Spouse: Polly Ann Huffman (SFN:8HB1-W4)???
I heard from a Billy Carrcbvacarr@3n.net and he sent me the following
information from 1 of 23 volumes of historic southern Familes by a John Bennett Boddie
and Mrs. John Bennett boddie may be found on cd#191 (Southern Genelogies #1
1600's-1800s) offered by Broderbund and the Genealogical Publishing Company.
Volume XVI of Historical southern Familes was written about the OUTLAW and
associated familes, one of the pioneer names prominent in Bertie Couty.
NSF , Vol VI page 46
"Mina Preston, born 1870, married Albert M. Dement, and has a daughter, Huda Dement
HSF Vol. IV, page 74
Cecelia williams Lowe, bl 1802 married John Dement.
JOSEPH ANDREW DEMENT
This was submitted by Jodie Helsley, Orange Park FL. in Bits Of Dement August 1995
Bride's Trunk Rides Horseback
by Jodie Sneed Helsley
daughter of Dr. D. H. Sneed and Della Dement
Joseph Andrew Dement, 1823-1909was the only son of Mary Andrews and Cader
Dement. Joseph married Margaret J. Lackey on 25 March 1847. She died January 19,
1851.Having been a widower for sometime, he then married on march 9, 1852 a Jane
Joanna McMillan, the daughter of Rev. Edward McMillan who lived at Gallatin, TN. She
had been a one room school teacher at nearby Porterfield, Rutherford Co. TN.Gallatin
was many miles from Joseph's plantation on the edge of Cannon and Rutherford Co. TN.
Joseph Dement began his journey to claim his bride-to-be by riding horse back fifteen
miles to Murfreeboro, TN and leading another horse for his bride to ride side saddle to
the home after the train ride to Murfreesboro. Jane Joanna McMillan Dement had
brought her trousseau in a samll leather bound trunk.After mounting their horses,
Joseph lifted the small trunk upon his horse in front of him where it rode until they reach
the plantation.The small trunk became a heritage after Grandma Jane Dement died in
1927, forty years after the horseback ride and eighteen years after Joseph Dement died.
Joseph and Jane's only daughter, Mattie Oresta Dement Hogwood, inherited the trunk.
Her grandson Miller Hogwood became the owner of the treasure in Miami, Fl. How it
was given to my mother I do not know.During the sale of her seventy-three year old
home. which had been vacant fifteen years, the little trunk was found under a stairway
full of memorabilia.What should be done with it? A nearby Grandson, nearly ninety
plus, was Arthur J. Dement, the son of Albert Dement and the grandson of Joseph and
Jane.He was so proud to have it as well as Grandma Jane's floor knitting basket.Arthur
Dement died in 1992 Age take it toll.At the age of ninety-two years, I wonder if the
small trunk that rode horseback one hundred and forty two years age finally graces the
home of another loved one of an antique shop.
On a List from Tennessee Library and Archives there is a marriage date for (James A.
Dement,) to Jane McMillan 3-9 1852Sumner Co. TN.
I also on this same list have a marriage for a Joseph A. Dement to Margaret J. Lackey
on March 24, 1847 in Rutherford Co. TN.
have a copy of 1850 Tennessee census:
Jos. A., 27, Margaret J. (Lackey) 27, Mary F., 2 James B., 2/12 T, Ca-629-873
CANNON COUNTY HISTORY OF TENNESSEE'
From the Earliest Time to the Present; Together with an Historical
and a Biographical Sketch of from Twenty-five to Thirty
Counties of East Tennessee, Besides a Valuable
Fund of Notes, Original Observations, Reminiscences,
J.A. Dement, an enterprising farmer of the First District, was born in Rutherford Count,
Tenn., in 1823. He was the only son of Cader and Mary (Andrews) Dement. The father
was born in Tennessee in 1777. He took part in the war of 1812 under Gen. Jackson. He
was a farmer by occupation, but filled some minor political offices. He was well known
and universally respected. He was three times married and raised thirteen children. His
death occurred in 1849. The subject of this sketch received his education in the schools
of his native county. In 1847 he married Margaret, daughter of Alexander Lockey of
Rutherford County. She died in 1851. A few years later our subject wedded Miss Jane J
McMillian, daughter of Rev. E. McMillian of Gallatin, Tenn. By this union there are
three children living: Mattie (widow of D. Hogwood), Albert M. and Wilson M. In 1847
Mr. Dement located where he now resides. He has always been an energetic, worthy
citizen and a generous supporter of all laudable enterprises. He has been a member of the
Presbyterian Church for fifty years; his wife belongs to the same church. He is a
Democrat, but was a Whigprevious to the war.
1860 Tennessee census:
Joseph A. Dement 33, Jane 30, Mary 12, David 5, William 2, Pricey 75(B) John M.
McMillon 20, Ca-3
From Cecile Sanderson and the peoplewhose who gavethe information andthe
person who compiled it.:
Mrs. Johns: Harris Dement,Myrtle Dement Johns, Mary Louise Dement Rugg, and a Mrs.
W. V. Helsley b. Oct 2, 1902, lived in Knoxville, Tennessee in Feb. 22, 1972 when she
compiled all this information
JOSEPH A. DEMENT (1823-1909) (1. CHARLES,1. CADER AND MARY
ANDREWS m 1821). Married MARGARET LOCKEY (1847), daughter of Rev.
EDWARD MCMILLAN (1804-1861), of Gallatin, Tenn., who was buried in Carlinsville,
Illinois. (He died in Atlanta, Ga., serving as a chaplin in the Union Army.) three of their
childrfen died in infancy and one, David, at age twenty-nine. other childred were
MATTIE DEMENT HOGWOOD, ALBERT MILLER DEMENT, and WILSON
MCMILLAN DEMENT who celebrated his one hundreth birthday last October (1971)
and who is still living in his father's home(bought 1849) in the Porterfield community.
The wife of Joseph always told my mother, DELLA DEMENT SNEED (1876-1967) da.
of DAVID, that CHARLES DEMENT (1740-1820) was a full-blooded Frenchman.
JOSEPH AND JANE J. are buried in Cooks Cemetery, Mliton, Tennessee. (She also has
a list of children ALBERT, MATTIE, DAVID, DAVID WILSON, WILSON Y. WEST
On a 1850 CensusTennessee
Jos. A. Dement age 17..., Margaret J. age 27...Mary age 2...James B. 1/12 T T
CADER DEMENT was a large landowner and planter who was given power of
attorney by his father CHARLES on December 26, 1816.The land involved was the
aforementioned 1000 acres plus the 680 acres on the East Fork of the Stones River.
Cader left many descendants in Middle Tennessee and served in the War of 1812.
DAVID DEMENT settled nearby along Bradley's Creek. DAVID in 1907, having
fathered 12, children by 2 wives. He is buried behind his home, which still stands on
Bradley's Creek Road. His Great Grandson, DAVID BARTON DeMent, Jr., was a
prominent attorney in Murfreesboro. He also served in the State House of
Representatives and Senate for 10 years with distinction. A World War II veteran, he died
at the age of 52. On January 26, 1965 a Senate Joint Resolution was adopted and later
approved which recognized his numerous contributions.
CADER was a large land owner in Rutherford co. TN . Farmer by trade. CADER and his
brother ABNER DEMENT signed the historic petition establishing Rutherford Co. TN.
from parent county August 10, 1803. He served in the War of 1812 in West Tennessee
Militia, 3rd Lt. in Capt. James Gault's Co. of Inf., 2 Reg't Tennessee Militia (Cocke's)
from November 13, 1814-May 1815. (War record received from General Services
Administration National Archives and Record Services.
Found on a list of THE WAR OF 1812 on Sierra Home Family Tree database research
Cader Dement 2 reg't (Cocke's) W. Tennessee Militia
He had 13 children by three different wives.
CADER DEMENT (1777-1820) ( 1 CHARLES) his land in Rutherford County lay
between the east fork and west fork of Stones River, near Bushnell Creek. (I think 21st
District. J,S.R.) Cader married three times: 1798, AGNES SMITH DOUGLAS: 1821
MARY ANDREWS: (NO HEIRS) ABRAM S. married POLLY: EDWARD T.
married------- ALLEN married 1824, CATHERINE ROBERTSON; GEORGE W.
married NANCY....; CHARLOTTE (LOTTIE) married 1821 JAMES TARPLEY; JOHN
B. married NANCY KILLERNON; CHARLES M., married SARAH TARPLEY; in 1820
ELIZABETH married JAMES FULLER in 1833; WILSON Y. married MARY B.
HARRISON; SUSAN C. married (1824 JAMES A HARRISON; JOSEPH (1823-1909)
only sons of MARY ANDREWS, married MARGARET LOCKEY, first, JANE MC
MILLAN, second, ; DAVID H. died in Missouri.
----------------DEMENT served in the War of 1812 under Andrew Jackson. Some of his
sons remained in Tennessee: CHARLES in old Tennessee Co., WILSON Y. in West
Tennessee; JOSEPH in the Porterfield area just over the line in Cannon county., which
probably, at one time, was a section of Rutherford.
CADERS burial place in Rutherford County has never been found.
I have a copy of an 1820 Tennessee Census Index which shows the following:
CADER DEMENT, Rutherford Co. TN.130410-11010 and ABNER DEMENT Also.
1830 Tn. Census Index Cader Dement Rutherford Co. 1832
Cader Dement Rutherford Co. 8018309FTM Book serach)
1840 CENSUS TENNESSEE
1850 Census TennesseePG 141
CADER DEMENTAGE 20 MARY AGE 23,T T , G-1640-483
the below information found by a Jean Alexander West and in Bits of Dement sNov
1996 page 89 Vol 14. number 4: this information is from state Archives Microfilm Roll
110, Rutherford Co. TN.
deed Book H Page 86, entry #69 dated Oct. 15, 1811
JOHN DICKSON, to CADER DEMENT, both of Rutherford Co. for $600. 200 acres,
partof land purchased by JOSEPH DICKSON from JOHN MC NAIRY, on fork of
Stones River adj. JOHN PRICE"S line.With herditaments and appurtenances.,
Witnesses: THOS. MITCHELL, ROBT MC COMBS, CHARLES DEMENTand
ABNER DEMENT.Reg. 16 Oct. 1811
Page 87, entry #70. dated 13 June, 1811. John Griffin, Sheriff of Rutherford Co. by fini
facias, dated 2 May 1811, by Jackson and Caffery against property of Hugh McKelvey.
123 acres to CADER DEMENT, highest bidder at public sale, adj. James Stewart's line,
Obadiah M. Bigges corner.Reg. 21 Nov. 1811
Found his marriage on FTM CD#3 for Rutherford Co. TN. Sec. IV. CH. 43
DEMENT, CADER,Spouse: ANDREWS, MARY M.....Marriage date: Oct 27,
1821(also found this Marr. on a CNIDR Isearch-sgi roots web for Rutherford Co.
Found on #Fishe 6087349 Census of 1810 and List of Taxpayers not in census: page
51 From Rutherford Historical Society Publication:
DEMENT, CADER,6 Males under 10...1 male under 26-45... 1 Female under 10...1
female 16-45... 3 Slaves.
on a state by state search on the internet, found the following information:Deed Book
JOHN WADLEY 68 acres of land lying on the waters of...conveyed by JAMES
TAYLOR. Registered 6th August 1823.
This indenture made this 20 day of Nov. in the year of 1822 between JAMES TAYLOR
of the County of Williamson and State of Tennessee of the one part and (to) JOHN
WADLEY of the county of Rutherford and state aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth
that the said JAMES TAYLOR for and in consideration of the sum of seven hundred and
fifty five dollars to him in hand paid by the said JOHN WADLEY...Sixty eight acres
lying in the County of Williamson State of Tennessee the bounds of the sixty eight acres
being as follow. Beginning twenty four poles west of Jeremiah SPAIR's or SPAW's or ?
north west corner of a line of a track of land granted to John McNary Thence south with
E line fifty poles to an stake..to an Ash William R____'s southwest boundary...Solomon
N_____line...and also another Track entered in the name of CADER DEMENT?
assignee of JAMES COTGROVE. Beginning at sink hole spring a few poles rather east
of South of a sinkhole spring used by WILLIAM HALBERT at a cedar and ash marked in
the east boundary line of of a track in the name of JOHN McNARY running thence south
with his line...to...tract entered in the name of CADER DEMENT assignee of WILLIAM
D.? LEWIS beginning at a elm SAMUEL WILSON'S south west...REEDER;s line or
Signed JAMES TAYLOR
Witnesses Johathan Heflin and William Taylor.
1840 COPY OF TENNESSEE CENSUS INDEX THAT CAME FROM THE
FLORENCE-LAUDERDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY IN APRIL 22, 1998:
Dement, Cader Ru-88A 002101001-0001002
CADER DEMENT (1777-1849), (1 CHARLES ) his land in Rutherford County lay
between the east fork and west fork of stones River, near Bushnell Creek. (I athin 21st
District. J.S.R.) Cader was married three times: 1798, AGNES SMITH DOUGLASS:
1821, MARY ANDRES JAMES (NO HEIRS): ABRAM S. married POLLY: EDWARD
TO. _______: ALLEN married 1824, CATHERINE ROBERTSON: GEORGE W.
married NANCY_____: CHARLOTTE (LOTTIE) married 1821 JAMES TARPLEY:
JOHN B. married NANCY KILLERNON: CHARLES M., married SARAH TARPLEY:
IN 1820: ELIZABETH married JAMES FULLER IN 1833: WILSON Y. married MARY
B. HARRISON: SUSAN C. married (1842) JAMES A HARRISON: JOSEPH
(1823-1909)only sons of MARY ANDREWS, married MARGARET LOCKEY, first,
JANE MCMILLAN, second, DAVID H. died in Missouri.
_______DEMENT served in the War of 1812 under Andrew Jackson. Some of his
sons remained in Tennessee: CHARLES in old Tennessee co., WILSON Y. in West
Tennessee; JOSEPH in the Porterfield ares just over the line in Cannon county., which
probably, at one time was a section of Rutherford. Cader's burial place in Rutherford
county has never been found.
Found PAGE 42- Cader DEMENT to Wm P. ANDERSON: On a Tennesse site on the
internet: Laudeerdale Co. Tn.
(Slave) Bills of Sale: source (book) Rutherford Co. Tn Co Court Minutes 1811-1815,
Carol Wells Heritage Books, Inc. 1540-#Pointer Fidge Pl bowie, MD 20716 (301)
390-7709 *SBN 1-55613-965-9
Negro boy- Jack Matthew MCCLANNAHAN to Wm P. ANDERSON: two negro
girls-Jenny and Hannah Wm P ANDERSON to Ison Monro GRAYSON: Negro boy-Jack
Wm P ANDERSON to Wm Preston GRAYSON: two negro girls-Jenny and Hannah
CHARLES DEMENT 1740 NC
Bertie er-tee County was formed in 1722 from Chowan. It was named in honor of
James Bertie, a Lords Proprietor. It is in the northeastern section of the State and is
bounded by Albemarle Sound Chowan River, and Washington, Martin, Halifax,
Northampton and Hertford counties. Its land area is 698.88 square miles and its
population in 1990 was 20,388. An act of 1743 provided that the courthouse, etc., "shall
be built between Cusby Bride and Will's Quarter Bridge." Windsor was established in
1766 and was made the county seat in 1774.
From an Article of Goodspeed Publishing: Rutherford County History in Tennessee
and its History. The first settlers in the county were mainly from VIRGINIA & NORTH
CAROLINA Those coming from VIRGINIA came mainly by water by way of the OHIO
& CUMBERLAND RIVERS: Those coming from NORTH CAROLINA over the
mountains on pack-horses. The parent State, NORTH CAROLINA,, as an inducement to
have the land on the(CUMBERLAND) settled up, offered 640 acres to each head of a
family who would live upon the land; hence the large number of 640-acre grants.DR.
THOMAS NORMAN, was born on the night following the completion of the survey of
the county, which had been assigned to WILLIAM NASH & COL. ROBERT
WEAKELY, consequently he was the first child born in Rutherford County. The County
was named in honor of GEN. RUTHERFORD, of NORTH CAROLINA, who is known in
the Revolutionary War, and also in contests with the Indians within the confines of this
county. It is notstrange that the county should have been named in honor of a NORTH
CAROLINIAN, when it is remembered that previous to 1796,TENNESSEE was a part of
that territory, RUTHERFORD COUNTY was formerly included in DAVIDSON AND
CHARLES & SELAH DEMENT's graves are in section (#26 (NW and SW1/4) in
Madison Co. Al. They have been well documented in the will of son JOHN DEMENT,
but the graves have never been found. CHARLES DEMENT lived in Tennessee and
owned property there, four years before Tennessee became a State in 1796.
FROM DEMENT's THROUGH THE AGES, FOURTH EDITION the following:
CHARLES DEMENT was born 1740, probably in Bertie Co. or Brunswick Co. North
Carolina. He died sometime after 23, Nov. 1820 in Huntsville, Alabama. Buried at
Beaver Dam Cemetery, Madison Co. Al. His fathers name probably named JOHN
DEMENT, with brothers named JAMES and JOHN. CHARLES DEMENT married
SELAH THOMAS, before October, 1780. SELAH born in Bertie Co. North Carolina and
died in Huntsville, Madison Co. Al. Buried in Beaver Dam Cemetery, SELAH was the
daughter of JAMES AND SARAH (BARNES) THOMAS. Granddaughter of JOSEPH
THOMAS of Bertie Co., North Carolina. The descendants of CHARLES and SELAH
DEMENT have searched for years to find their marriage license, but to no avail. We do
know that, SELAH THOMAS was Mrs. CHARLES DEMENT before October 1780,
when her fathers will was processed through probate court. However, SELAH was
perhaps CHARLES DEMENT's second wife. CHARLES GILBERT DEMENT &
REUBEN C. DEMENT may have been sons of CHARLES DEMENT'a first
This family scattered in many directions, once they reached Tennessee. We have found
evidence of their being in Sumner Co. TN. Rutherford Co. TN. Franklin Co. ILL.
Lauderdale Co. Al. and finally CHARLES DEMENT moved into Madison Co. Al. and
died there. We have learned since 1989 that CLARA EDWARD DEMENT, was actually
an adopted child (see Clarissa Edwards). MILBERRY DEMENT. MC REYNOLDS
descendants were located in IN.
FOUND ON A TENNESSEE SUMNER CO. SITE DIFFERENT ARTICLES:
WILLS, STORIES OF FAMILIES, AND FAMILY RECORDS AS WELL:
In April of 1798, the Sumner Co. court appointed MILLY EDWARDS, JAMES
DOUGLASS and CHARLES DEMENT, guardians for CLARISSA EDWARDS, JOHN
EDWARDS, WILLIAM EDWARDS & BENJAMIN EDWARDS orphans of JOHN
EDWARDS deceased. In October of 1798 reference was made in Sumner Co. Court
records to AMELIA EDWARDS, widow of JOHN EDWARDS Deceased.
Major strides have been made trying to locate additional information of the parents of
CHARLES DEMENT.DR. SAMUEL DEMENT of Nashville, TN. located a Rev. War
Oath of Allegiance for CHARLES DEMENT in Bertie Co. NC. Marjorie Rice and
Marilyn Holmes located a JOHN DEMENT listed as a Tory in Burke Co. NC. and was
being sued by the county of Burke Co. NC. During this trial in 1783, Burke co N.C. was
sending many men to trial because of their Tory loyalty and attempting to take away their
lands. Marilyn Holmes Located land recordsBurke Co. NC. where JOHNDEMENT
bought 500 acres and 100 acres in Burke Co. NC in 1781. Researchers have found land
transaction in Bertie Co. NC where JOHN DEMENT sold property to CHARLES
DEMENT in 1753. In these vital documents, names of JOHN DEMENT, MARY
DEMENT, CHARLES DEMENT are mentioned. However, in no document which we
have discovered to date. and the relationship of JOHN, MARY, AND CHARLES been
revealed. JOHN DEMENT died in 1783
MARY DEMENT, was located in the 1790 Morgan District, Burke Co. NC and in the
1800 Burke Co. NC census. CHARLES DEMENT was found with 1 male 21-60, 3 males
under 21 or over 60., and 2 females in Bertie Co. NC 1787 census and Edenton district.
Bertie Co. NC 1790. CHARLES DEMENT paid taxes in Jackson Co. TN. in 1802, and
Sumner Co. TN 1811 and a citizen of Rutherford Co. TN. and owned land in Madison
Co. Al. by 1815, CHARLES DEMENT deeded 100 acres of land to ELIAS CHAFFEN in
Burke Co. NC recordedsession 1799. As was mentioned in Nov. 1992 Bits of Dement
newsletter, MARY DEMENT lived next door to ELIAS CHAFFEN.
"Our Tennessee Pioneer"
by Samuel H. DeMent, M. D
Copy, Acquired by Arline L. Dement from Allen Public Library in 1998
CHARLES DEMENT appears to be the first man of the aforementioned surname to
enter the frontier lands of North Carolina beyond the mountains. The first record of his
presence in these parts was in January 1792 in Sumner County, when he acquired 320
acres from JAMES WILSON.
History records that CHARLES DEMENT left BERTIE Bertie County, North
Carolina in November 1790 at which time he sold his acreage to HENRY CLAY
MILBURN. The land was located on Wanton Swamp on the Cashie River and numbered
200 acres. He was living on the land at the time of sale.
CHARLES DEMENT was an active juror in BERTIE COUNTY, North Carolina from
the period of November 1774 until 1779. He was not mentioned again in BERTIE
COUNTY, until spring of 1783. CHARLES was probably the son of JOHN DEMENT
who first acquired a British Land Grant in November 1744. The Council at New Bern
records his Petition for 250 acres in EDGECOMBE COUNTY, North Carolina. He is
recorded in the EDGECOMBE COUNTY , North Carolina court minutes (Halifax
County) and sold the acreage in 1751 to JOHN HARDY. The actual deed recorded the
original land patent date as March 18, 1744. A witness to the land exchange was
WILLIAM DEMENT.In 1751 (September 6, 1751) JOHN DEMENT acquired 400 acres
from DANIEL HIGHSMITH on CASHIE SWAMP (WANTON SWAMP) in the area
now in the vicinity of Lewiston. Two Hundred acres of this land lying on the Northeast
side of CASHIE SWAMP was sold to WILLIAM EDWARDS on July 26, 1756.
CHARLES DEMENT and his brother JOHN DEMENT, JR. acquired a 200 acre land
grant in BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA (Oxpen branch of the Little
Shallot River ) in 1771.
Both were listed in 1772 BRUNSWICK COUNTYTax Records. In 1772 the 200 acres
were sold in two 100 acre tracts to WILLIAM GAUSE. On November 14, 1774,
CHARLES DEMENT was deeded the remaining 250 acres that his father JOHN
DEMENT owned on WANTON SWAMP.CHARLES DEMENT signed an Oath of
Allegiance to the independent government in either 1774 or 1777. In 1779 CHARLES
DEMENT registered his cattle mark (crop anda nick under right ear; half moon over
left:. He was a member of the North Carolina Militia from Bertie County. In 1780, 18
militiamen and 112 draftees from Bertie County refused to march to Hillsborough, North
Carolina until they had received bounty, since they were not supplied weapons. The
Militia rendezvous with General Jethro Sumner's North Carolina Continentals in 1780.
these patriots fought on the front line in several skirmishes and battles in the Southern
campaign in 1781. CHARLES DEMENT was noted in Bertie County Court Minutes
again in February 1783 as a juror and again in 1785 as guardian of SARAH THOMAS.
He (CHARLES) was mentioned in 1780 as the husband of SELAH Thomas in her father's
last will and Testament. CHARLES DEMENT is not mentioned in Bertie County after
October 18, 1790. He may have inherited land from JOHN DEMENT (father or brother)
in Burke County, North Carolina.
CHARLESwas mentioned in tax records as owning 326 acres in CAPTAIN ADAM'S
COMPANY in 1790. He sold several parcels over the ensuing years. (presumable as an
absentee landowner). On June 18, 1793, 120 acres was deed from CHARLES DEMENT
to a son DAVID DEMENT. DAVID DEMENT deed the 120 acres to MARY Dement
(widow of JOHN DEMENT). Mary later sold the land in 1800.On January 11, 1792,
CHARLES DEMENT acquired 320 acres from JAMES WILSON in Sumner County,
North Carolina. He sold this land in 1815 to JAMES DOUGLASS.Arline's notation
(This must have been when the DOUGLASS Family came onto the scene.) On May 27,
1795, CHARLES DEMENT and WILLIAM STANDLEY of Sumner County acquired
1000 acres along the East Side of the Main Fork of the Stones River in Davidson County,
North Carolina. The land was acquired from NOAH(Aqulla) sugg. a planter and
minister.CHARLES DEMENT later received the entire 1000 acres through the court
from WILLIAM STANDLEY. CHARLES DEMENT was active in the Sumner County
Court Record from 1792until July 1803. He was recorded as a Justice of the Peace in
1800. Sumner County court records are missing from 1804 until 1810.CHARLES
DEMENT received a Rutherford County land Grant (#4550) in the 1st District for 680
acres on November 5, 1812 from assignee WILLIAM LYTLE.,the land was situated on
the East Side of the Stones River near Jefferson. In 1809 and 1914 he received 2 quarter
sections of section #26 in the Mississippi Territory, Madison County (NW1/4 and SW
1/4) and was a taxpayer in Madison County Alabama in 1815. He resided on the Madison
County property at the time of his death in 1820. His son JOHN DEMENT confirmed his
burial site at Beaver Dam in his 1848 will.
CHARLES DEMENT'S impact on Middle Tennessee is best reflected by his
descendants. Two of his sons, ABNER and CADER, were among the first residents in
Rutherford County. Infact, they signed a historic petition which establishe