Hello.Thank you very much for your response to my post which was made awhile ago.Since that time I have found the correct set of parents for my paternal 2nd great grandmother who was Harriett ELLZEY, born:1824 in Jones County, Mississippi, who married John LEWIS, born:abt. 1820 in Jones County, Mississippi.While there is not a lot of information about her ancestry we are pretty certain that she was the daughter of Evan ELLZEY and his wife, Mary COLLINS, who moved to Jones County, Mississippi from South Carolina.I do have more information on some of their children but not their parents.
Harriett ELLZEY's husband, John LEWIS, born:abt. 1820 in Jones County, Mississippi, was the son of Howell LEWIS, born:bet. 1782-1788 in Granville County, North Carolina, and his wife, Nancy COPELAND, (daughter of Rachael TUCKER, born:abt. 1765 in North Carolina, (whose parents are still unknown but we believe that she is descended from (Captain) Robert (2) TUCKER, (son of Elizabeth COLEMAN and Robert (1) TUCKER of 1600s Virginia,) and either his wife, Elizabeth PARHAM or another wife, Martha "Patsy" EPP(E)S, but still trying to find more information.I descend in my maternal lineage through a brother of (Captain) Robert (2) TUCKER who was Joseph TUCKER who married Martha "Patsey" COLSON, (daughter of Winnifred ? and Isaac COLSON,) through their son, Joseph Tudor TUCKER, who married Lucretia WYNNE, (daughter of (Colonel) Robert (2) WYNNE, (son of Agnes STITH and (Captain) Thomas WYNNE, (son of (Colonel) Robert (1) WYNNE and wife, Mrs. Mary Frances? ?/SLOMAN POYTHRESS, (widow of her 1st husband, Francis POYTHRESS.)
The aforementioned Agnes STITH was the daughter of Mrs. Jane MOSBY GREGORY PARSONS, (parents unknown and MOSBY discerned as her maiden name shortly before the recent death of Carol MIDDLETON who has researched this family group extensively for many years,) and Agnes's father was (Major) John STITH.There was also confusion for many years over Agnes being his daughter which she has been proven to be through a codicile to his will and she did marry (Captain) Thomas WYNNE.Agnes STITH's sister, Ann(e) STITH married Robert BOLLING.
My information shows that my descent from the aforementioned Lucretia WYNNE, daughter of the aforementioned (Colonel) Robert (2) WYNNE and his wife, Martha JEFFERSON, (daughter of Mary Martha BRANCH, (daughter of Sarah ALMOND/ALLMOND, who escaped the Massacre of 1644 with her brother, William BRANCH, by hiding in a wooden box, (children of Samuel ALMOND/ALLMOND,) but no other information of Sarah available, and Sarah's husband, Christopher BRANCH, II, (son of Christopher BRANCH, I and wife, Mary ADDIE/ADDYE/ADDY, (daughter of (Sir) Francis ADDIE/ADDYE/ADDY,) and Mary Martha BRANCH's husband, Thomas (1) JEFFERSON, (son of Samuel JEAFFRESON, aka JEFFERSON, (who along with brother, (Captain) John JEAFFRESON/JEFFERSON, immigrated from England to the Leeward Islands in the West Indies in the Caribbean with their friend and neighbor, (Sir) Thomas WARNER, father of Augustine WARNER, I, (Member of the House of Burgesses,) who married Mary Margaret TOWNELEY, parents of Augustine WARNER, II, (Speaker of the House of Burgesses,) who married Mildred READE, daughter of Elizabeth MARTIAU, (daughter of Nicholas MARTIAU,) and Elizabeth's husband, George READE, (Speaker of the House of Burgesses.)
(Sir) Thomas WARNER was the Governor for life of the Leeward Islands first living on St. Kitts/St. Catherine's, according to my information, where he died with his descendants then immigrating into Virginia along with the JEFFERSON/JEAFFRESON family group.
The aforementioned Joseph Tudor TUCKER and Lucretia WYNNE were the parents of Martha TUCKER who married (Captain) Benjamin BELL, (son of Hannah STOKES and John BELL, Jr., (son of John BELL, Sr. and Ann BENNETT who descends from connecting BENNETT branchs as another of my ancestral paternal great grandfathers who was John BENNETT who was the 3rd husband of Mrs. Mattilda ALLERTON EARLE RUST BENNETT who married 1st husband, Samuel EARLE, I, (son of (Sir) John EARLE, born:abt. 1612 in Nye, Wynscomb, Somersetshire, England, died:1660 in Yeocomico Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia, who immigrated from England to St. Mary's County, Maryland in 1649 and quickly moved into Northumberland County, Virginia, along with Francis SYMONS who appears to have been the brother of the 1st wife of (Sir) John EARLE who was Mary SYMONS/SYMONDS, born:abt. 1617/1619 in Gloucestershire, England, died:1659 in Yeocomico Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia, immigrated in 1652 from England to St. Mary's County, Maryland, I believe, and then into Northumberland County, Virginia.Some of their SYMONS/SYMONDS family is said to have arrived in Maryland and/or Virginia in about 1639.
The aforementioned (Sir) John EARLE settled Yeocomico Parish in Northumberland County, Virginia after acquiring it from the Indians along with Thomas HALE(S)/HAILES/aka HAILLES/HAYLES who like (Sir) John EARLE had branches of his family group in New England at that time and he went back and forth between Virginia and New England.Thomas HALE(S) married Thomasina DOWCETT and they are believed to have been the parents of Bridget HALE(S) who was the 1st wife of Samuel EARLE, I, (my paternal 7th great grandparents,) and after the death of Bridget HALE(S) Samuel EARLE, I married as his 2nd wife, Mattilda ALLERTON, with the family at that time in the late 1600s into 1700s being in Westmoreland County, Virginia, (formerly Northumberland County,) where Isaac ALLERTON, Jr. was also during the same time frame as Mattilda ALLERTON.
Isaac ALLERTON, Jr. was a son of Isaac ALLERTON, Sr. and Fear BREWSTER, (daughter of William BREWSTER who immigrated on the original voyage of the ship, MAYFLOWER, with Fear BREWSTER and other family immigrating in 1623 on the ship, ANNE, (carrying many of the family members of those that originally came over on the MAYFLOWER,)and accompanying the ship, ANNE, was the ship, LITTLE JAMES, which arrived 7 - 10 days later.This same ship, LITTLE JAMES, at some point in time, but I'm not sure when, carried my MYRICK ancestor who was one of the 4 MEURIG/MEURIC/MEYRICK/MERRICK/MYRICK brothers who came out of the family in Wales in the late 1500s into England briefly in the early 1600s until immigrating to New England with our family's ancestor into Virginia and Maryland.
The MERRICK/MYRICK family in New England married into and is associated with the ALLERTON, BREWSTER and other connecting families which may include some of my other family groups including my PIERCE but there are so many connections that it is dizzying and while I have found many I am still wading my way through all of the connections.
Okay, back to the aforementioned (Sir) John EARLE whose 1st wife was Mary SYMONS/SYMONDS who died in 1659...just a few months after her death, (Sir) John EARLE married his 2nd wife whose name was Elizabeth.It is possible that she was a CAUSEY/CAWSEY by birth or that may have been the name of her 1st husband.After that Elizabeth CAUSEY/Mrs. Elizabeth ?/CAUSEY married as her 2nd husband a man who was named ? HOWELL but no clues yet as to his given name and then after his death Elizabeth married (Sir) John EARLE in 1660 and he died only a few months later at the age of 48 years old after which Elizabeth married her 4th husband who was William CLEMENT.Mary EARLE, daughter of Mary SYMONS and (Sir) John EARLE petitioned the court to remove Elizabeth and her new husband, William CLEMENT, as her guardian which was granted.Mary EARLE's attorney became her guardian and after the death of his wife he and Mary EARLE married and moved back to England.
Okay...that encompasses the BREWSTER and HOWELL connection # 1.
Then with that line from my paternal 7th great grandparents, Bridget HALE(S) and Samuel EARLE, I, there is also the connection that he had as the land grant partner to my paternal 11th great grandfather, (Major) John STITH mentioned above.And Samuel EARLE, I also owned different land that joined land owned by Augustine WASHINGTON, son of Lawrence WASHINGTON and Mildred WARNER, (daughter of the aforementioned Augustine WARNER, II, (Speaker of the House of Burgesses,) and his wife, Mildred READE, (daughter of George READE, (Speaker of the House of Burgesses.)
Samuel EARLE, I and Bridget HALE(S) were the parents of my paternal 6th great grandfather, Samuel EARLE, II, who married Phillis BENNETT, daughter of the aforementioned John BENNETT who was the 3rd husband of Mattilda ALLERTON after the death of her 1st husband, Samuel EARLE, I and then the death of her 2nd husband, William RUST, (and their RUST - ALLERTON family is related to my pateral PAYNE - JENNINGS family and my maternal LAMKIN - COX - DEMOURVILLE, aka DAMOURVELL lineage.)And Phillis BENNETT was either the stepdaughter or the natural daughter of Mattilda ALLERTON who was the stepmother of Phillis's husband, Samuel EARLE, II.Confusing!!!! to say the least!
Okay...then Phillis BENNETT and Samuel EARLE, II were the parents of my paternal 5th great grandfather, (Major) Samuel EARLE, III, born:abt. 1692 in Westmoreland County, Virginia, (1st Member of the House of Burgesses from Frederick County, Virginia, holding the seat that would later be held by (General/future President) George WASHINGTON, (son of the aforementioned Augustine WASHINGTON, (who owned land next to (Major) Samuel EARLE, III's grandfather, Samuel EARLE,I,)(with Augustine WASHINGTON being son of the aforementioned Lawrence WASHINGTON and Mildred WARNER, (daughter of the aforementioned Mildred READE and Augustine WARNER, II, (Speaker of the House of Burgesses.)
(Major) Samuel EARLE, III married as his 1st wife a woman named Anna SORRELL whom was descended from David CRAWFORD, immigrant, (son of immigrant John CRAWFORD,) and David CRAWFORD was the father of Elizabeth CRAWFORD who married Nicholas MERIWETHER, II, from whom it would appear that I descend through my aforementioned paternal 3rd great grandfather, Howell LEWIS, born:bet. 1782-1788 in Granville County, North Carolina.
After much research and while there are still problems discerning all of the men named Howell LEWIS that are direct descendants of Elizabeth WARNER, (sister of the aforementioned Mildred WARNER,) and Elizabeth's husband, (Colonel) John "Councillor" LEWIS,IV, (son of Isabella MILLER, (daughter of James MILLER and (Major) John LEWIS,) it would appear at this time that my paternal 3rd great grandfather, Howell LEWIS, born:bet. 1782 - 1788 in Granville County, North Carolina where this WARNER - LEWIS family group moved in a big family group to from Goochland County, Virginia, that my Howell LEWIS is most likely the son of another Howell LEWIS who was the son of the marriage of Frances LEWIS and her cousin, Robert (2) LEWIS.
Frances LEWIS was a daughter of (Colonel) Charles Lilburne "Of the Byrd" LEWIS, Sr., (son of Elizabeth WARNER and (Colonel) John "Councillor" LEWIS, III) and Charles's wife, Mary HOWELL, (daughter of James HOWELL, (believed most likely to have been the son of (Sir) John HOWELL whom is usually shown as the father of Mary HOWELL,) and James HOWELL's wife, Mary LANE, (daughter of Mary ? and (Captain) John LANE,) and Mrs. Mary LANE HOWELL, (sometimes in error shown as Mrs. Lane HOWELL,) married as her 2nd husband a man named Henry FIELDING and their daughter, Frances FIELDING, married (Colonel) John LEWIS, IV, (another son of John "Councillor" LEWIS, III and wife, Elizabeth WARNER.)
And Robert (2) LEWIS, (cousin and husband of the aforementioned Frances LEWIS,) was the son of Jane MERIWETHER, (daughter of the aforementioned Elizabeth CRAWFORD, (daughter of David CRAWFORD,) and Elizabeth's husband, Nathaniel MERIWETHER, II.)
In addition, Mary LANE and James HOWELL were also the parents of John HOWELL who married Mildred LEWIS, another of the children of Elizabeth WARNER and (Colonel) John "Councillor" LEWIS, III, and John HOWELL and Mildred LEWIS were the parents of Mildred HOWELL who married William LIGHTFOOT, son of Mary ARMISTEAD and Philip (2) LIGHTFOOT, (son of (Colonel) Philip (1) LIGHTFOOT and Alice CORBIN, (daughter of Alice ELTONHEAD and Henry CORBIN who were the parents of Gawen/Gawin CORBIN who married 3 times with one of his wives being Jane LANE who was the sister of the aforementioned Mary LANE and they were the daughters of Mary ? and (Captain) John LANE.
Their is also a man named ? LANE who married Ann JOYNER, sister of my maternal ancestral great grandfather, Bridgeman JOYNER, Sr. who married Ann HARRIS, daughter of Ann MARTIN and Thomas (2) HARRIS, son of Thomas (1) HARRIS, (son of (Sir) William HARRIS,) and Alice WEST.This HARRIS family also married into my MYRICK family group and other connecting family groups.From Bridgeman JOYNER, Sr. and Ann HARRIS, I descend through their son, John JOYNER, who married Elizabeth BROWN, (daughter of John BROWN,) and their daughter, Elizabeth JOYNER, born:abt. 1720 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia, who married John LOTT, born:abt. 1770, (probably son of John LOTT,) and they were either the parents or the grandparents of my maternal 4th great grandfather, Absalom LOTT, born:abt. 1758 in North Carolina, who married in abt. 1781 to my maternal 4th great grandmother, Martha Jane Dorsey? LIGHTFOOT, born:abt. 1763, possibly in Antigua/VA or ?, whom is believed to have been the daughter of one of the Philip LIGHTFOOT men descended from either the aforementioned (Colonel) Philip (1) LIGHTFOOT or his brother, (Captain) John (2) LIGHTFOOT,of the British Royal Navy, who died in Surinam(e) in the West Indies in the Caribbean after starting a family in Virginia, after immigrating with his brother and a sister named Elizabeth LIGHTFOOT, from London, England to Virginia.
I have another line of LOTT lineage from a Nancy LOTT, (daughter of Aaron LOTT back in late 1600s Virginia whom appears to be related to the John LOTT mentioned above but not sure yet precisely how they connect,) and this Nancy LOTT was a wife of one of the many Nicholas COPELAND men that I descend from but still trying to sort that out.)
Okay, now, from the aforementioned Howell LEWIS and wife, Nancy COPELAND, who was the daughter of Rachael TUCKER, born:abt. 1765 in NC, and Ripley COPELAND, Sr., (RS,) born:abt. 1761 in North Carolina, who lived in Sumter County, South Carolina, descended from several of the men named Nicholas COPELAND but there is serious disagreement back and forth with various researchers that I hear from regarding precisely who this line of COPELANDs descends from whether or not it is from Lawrence/Laurence COPELAND or not.
I find other COPELAND lineage emerges in my family and connects with another possible LOTT branch in my GRAVES lineage with James GRAVES, born:abt. 1737 in Culpeper County, Virginia, who married Mary COPELAND, who were the parents of William W. GRAVES, born:abt. 1770 in Georgia, who married a woman named Nancy ? whom I suspect was of the maiden name of either LOTT or MIDDLETON as two of her sons were named Lott GRAVES and Middleton GRAVEs and I descend from Nancy ? and William GRAVES through their daughter, Catherine GRAVES, (Twin,) born:1800 in Georgia, who married a man named DICKENS, aka DICKINS, and maybe aka DICKSON/DICKERSON, and his name may possibly be David or John but nothing yet to prove that.Catherine GRAVES is found on the 1850 Covington County, Mississippi census next to my her daughter, my paternal great grandmother, Jane DICKINS, aka DICKENS, born:1828 in Mississippi, probably in Covington County, whom is recorded in my family information as Rebecca Jane "Jane" but usually shown as DICKSON/DICKERSON but was Rebecca Jane "Jane" DICKENS who married in about 1850 in Covington County, Mississippi, to Isham Daniel HERRINGTON, (sometimes seen as Isom and sometimes with spelling of HARRINGTON.)
This Isham Daniel HERRINGTON, born:December 1828 in Covington County, Mississippi was the son of Enoch HERRINGTON, born:abt. 1800 in New Hanover County, North Carolina, (son of William HERRINGTON, Sr., born:bef. 1755 in Craven County, North Carolina, (said by one of the major HERRINGTON researchers to have been the son of John HERRINGTON, aka HARRINGTON, but no further information on him.Other researchers show our Wm., Sr. as the son of Charles HERRINGTON, son of John HERRINGTON/HARRINGTON, but, apparently, that is incorrect and Wm., Sr. is the son of John.)I descend also from Enoch HERRINGTON's brother, William HERRINGTON, Jr., born:abt. 1794 in New Haven County, North Carolina, and his wife, Cynthia "Sina" GRANTHAM, born:abt. 1800 in Robeson County, NC on the border of South Carolina, daughter of Richard GRANTHAM, Jr. and Elizabeth AMMONS, believed to have been the daughter of Elizabeth PARKER and John (2) AMMONS, II, (no other information on them except that they were probably born in abt. 1755 in Robeson County, NC.)
William HERRINGTON, Jr. and wife, Cynthia "Sina" GRANTHAM, were the parents of Phoebe Catherine HERRINGTON, born:April 1834 in Mississippi, who married William H. "Billy" MYRICK, born:1827 in Jones County, (later Jasper Co.,) Mississippi, who was the son of Elizabeth "Bettie" PIERCE, born:1790 in 96th District, South Carolina, and husband, William MYRICK, born:abt. 1790 in SC or GA.
William MYRICK is believed but not proven to be the son of (Colonel) James L. MYRICK, born: bet. 1740-1760, no word on his parents or where he was born but it was probably in the Bertie/Bute/Granville or Warren Counties areas of North Carolina or possibly Brunswick/Surry/Sussex Counties area of Virginia the MYRICK family group that he is believed to descend from came out of after immigrating in the 1630s from Wales and England into America through New England into Virginia, and his wife, Mary BROOKER, born:bet. 1740-1760, daughter of (Reverend) John BROOKER, no other info on him but I believe that this spelling of BROOKER may connect with surname spellings of RUCKER/ROOKER and BOOKER.
The aforementioned Elizabeth "Bettie" PIERCE, born:1790 in 96th District, SC, was the daughter of Hugh PIERCE, (RS,) born:abt. 1749 in Frederick County, Virginia, where my aforementioned paternal 5th great grandfather, (Major) Samuel EARLE, III was living in the same time period and was elected as the 1st member of the House of Burgesses from Frederick Co., VA, (holding the seat later held by (General/future Pres.) George WASHINGTON.I am finding more circumstantial evidence to lead me to believe that there are further connections between the PIERCE family and the families of the MERRICK/MYRICKs out of New England and Virginia and the EARLE families of Virginia and New England along with the BERRY - PRINCE/PRENCE - ALLERTON - BREWSTER and others out of Virginia and New England that may finally uncover some of the missing pieces...in addition to other family groups that connect out of Virginia with branches in New England such as the JENNINGS and PAYNE families and the WILLIAMS - BILLINGTON and WILLIAMS - PEMBERTON families that all along with PARKER out Maryland married into my lineage I descend from directly.
Okay...now the aforementioned Hugh PIERCE, (RS,) born:abt. 1749 in Frederick County, Virginia, may have been the twin of a man named Daniel PIERCE who was born in 1751 in Frederick County, Virginia and said to have been the son of a Richard PIERCE and his wife, Elizabeth ?, whom are thought to have been immigrants but I don't know more about that.
Hugh PIERCE, (RS,) born:abt. 1749 in Frederick Co., VA, married Sophia/Sofia HUNTER, (aka possibly as BOWLES and/or TOTER/TOATER,) who was approximately 3/4 CHEROKEE and was the daughter of mother:BEAVER TOTER/TOATER, found on the 1835 Cherokee rolls of Georgia and was found mentioned as a landowner listed in the book, CHEROKEE PLANTERS OF GEORGIA, along with her sons, Jim TOTER, Light TOTER and Hog TOTER.It was only shortly before the 1835 Cherokee rolls that there was a treatly making some of the CHEROKEE Chiefs landowners by deed so that makes me think that it is most likely that BEAVER TOATER/TOTER was a daughter of a Chief but I am still not enough familiar with the ways in which CHEROKEE society worked to know how land would pass as it is my understanding that it was a matriarchal society and I don't know how that dictates the naming of the children either so I am not sure why Sophia/Sofia HUNTER would have carried the name of HUNTER or if that is simply the way that some of the researchers and family referred to her after finding the name of her CHEROKEE father: BOLD HUNTER.
It is believed that this BOLD HUNTER who was born in abt. 1750 in North Carolina and died in the early to mid 1800s in East Texas is the same BOLD HUNTER who was also known as DUWLALI/D'IWALI/THE BOWL and born as John BOWLES and later known as Chief John BOWLES, Chief of the Texas Cherokee after being known as the Chief of the Arkansas Cherokee.This John BOWLES was, as were many of his contemporaries in the CHEROKEE tribe, a son of a SCOTTISH trader, (according to family legend,) and a CHEROKEE woman.However, I have begun to think that the father very well may have been of English descent...but just supposition on my part based on circumstantial information.
John BOWLES/aka Chief John BOWLES/BOLD HUNTER/DUWALI, etc. was born also in about 1750 in North Carolina and, as our BOLD HUNTER, made his way through the south, leaving Missourin 1811 immediately after the "GREAT EARTHQUAKE," moving into Arkansas and leaving Arkansas by 1819 where he led his people, (he was known as the Cherokee Moses,) into East Texas where they first attempted to settle along the Trinity River in what is now Dallas, Texas but finding other Indian tribes already settled there they moved further into East Texas settling in the area where he later died on July 16, 1839 near what is now Canton in Van Zandt County, Texas.My paternal 4th great grandmother, Mrs. Sofia/Sophia HUNTER PIERCE, died in 1849 in nearby Henderson, Rusk County, Texas, where she is buried.
The PIERCE family with the marriage of my 3rd great grandmother, Elizabeth "Bettie" PIERCE's brother, George PIERCE, married into the McCRACKEN - WILSON family and they were also related to the KUYKENDALL/KURKENDAHL family group that also, along with other families of DeLOACH/DESLOGES and others, moved into Texas.I believe it was George PIERCE who was a Texas Ranger and there was another of his siblings that was killed by the Texas Rangers along with a man named SLAUGHTER whom is probably descended from my SLAUGHTER family group.
My particular branch of my family settled in the Jones/Jasper Co., MS area as well as some were in Covington Co., MS and Perry County before descendants moving into Simpson County, Mississippi.
The aforementioned Enoch HERRINGTON, father of Isham Daniel HERRINGTON, married Isham's mother, Harriet STUCKEY, born:abt. 1802 in Georgia, and she is believed to have been the daughter of John STUCKEY, born:1771 in York County, Virginia, and he is believed to have been the son of an Edmond STUCKEY, (son of Charles STUCKEY and Ann(e) CARY, aka CAREY, (daughter of Judith LOCKEY and Henry CARY, (son of Miles CARY and Ann(e)TAYLOR, (daughter of (Captain) Thomas TAYLOR,) and Edmond STUCKEY's wife, Nancy HOWELL, daughter of Edmund HOWELL, II, (son of Katherine ? and Edmond HOWELL, I,) with Edmond STUCKEY marrying again a 2nd time after Nancy's death to Nancy's sister, Edith(a) HOWELL, also a daughter of Edmund/Edmond HOWELL,II, (son of Katherine ? and Edmund/Edmond HOWELL,I, (but that is all of the information that I have.)
Enoch HERRINGTON and Harriet STUCKEY's son, Isham Daniel HERRINGTON, (whom is found in the 1850 census in the household of relative John McCRANEY/McRANEY,) and in abt. 1850 Isham Daniel HERRINGTON married nearby Rebecca Jane DICKENS/DICKINS, (daughter of Catherine GRAVES and ? DICKENS, (the aforementioned daughter of William W. GRAVES and Nancy ?/LOTT?/MIDDLETON, (with possible connections to the MIDDLETON lineage that married into the MYRICK family group as well as my maternal lineage from Willis MIDDLETON of late 1700s Natchez, Adams County, MS family group who married into the BUCKLES/BUCKHOLTS, KILLIAN-GALTNEY, FORD, CALVIT/CALVET, DEAN, HIGDON family group that also married into the HARRINGTON/HERRINGTON family group as did the McCRANEY/McRANEYs and other of these family names including BARLOW, CONN and AINSWORTH who married into my GRANTHAM and MYRICK family group as well.
The aforementioned Rebecca Jane "Jane" DICKENS and Isham/Isom Daniel HERRINGTON were the parents of my paternal great grandmother, Harriet Katherine "Hattie" HERRINGTON, born:abt. 1868 in Mississippi, who married her 3rd cousin, Calvin Pierce "Callie" MYRICK, born:abt. 1858 in Jasper County, Mississippi, (son of the aforementioned William H. "Billy" MYRICK, born:1827 in Jones Co., (later Jasper Co.,) MS, and his wife, Phoebe Catherine HERRINGTON, born:April 1834 in MS.)
Calvin Pierce "Callie" MYRICK and Harriet Katherine "Hattie" HERRINGTON were the parents of my paternal grandfather, James Martin "Jim" MYRICK, born:1892 near Magee, Simpson County, Mississippi, who married my paternal grandmother, Allie Artimissa PARKER, born:August 11, 1892 near Braxton, Simpson Co., MS, daughter of Mrs. Rachael Moranda "Randa/Randy" LEWIS COLEMAN BRIGHT PARKER, born:abt. 1851 in Jones County, MS as Rachael Moranda LEWIS, nicknamed "Randa/Randy," and said to have married under the name of Moranda COLEMAN leading me to believe that she married a previously unknown time to a man named ? COLEMAN.The surname of COLEMAN enters our family the 1st time with my maternal lineage from Elizabeth COLEMAN and Robert (1) TUCKER, possibly twice descended from them with once being through Rachael Moranda's great grandmother, Rachael TUCKER, but still trying to find her parents.)And a 2nd time where the COLEMAN name enters is with the 2nd wife, Mrs. Sarah E. COLEMAN, (believed to have been COLEMAN by birth but may have married a COLEMAN as well,) who married my paternal 2nd great grandfather, Isham/Isom Daniel HERRINGTON after the death of Rebecca Jane "Jane" HERRINGTON.
Mrs. Rachael Moranda LEWIS COLEMAN as Moranda COLEMAN married her first known husband, Wesley BRIGHT, and after his death, she married my paternal great grandfather, Spencer B. PARKER, born:1859 in Smith or Rankin Co., MS, died:1930 in Simpson County, MS. Spencer B. PARKER's brother, Richard T. PARKER, married Rachael Moranda's daughter, Harriet Almeda "Mead" BRIGHT, daughter of Wesley BRIGHT and Mrs. Rachael Moranda LEWIS COLEMAN BRIGHT PARKER.
Spencer B. PARKER was the son of Jeremiah "Jerry" PARKER, born:1795 in Maryland, (no information on his parents or his whereabouts until he resurfaces on the 1830 and again on the 1840 Census for Copiah County, Mississippi with his 1st set of children along with his 1st or 2nd wife and then again in the 1850 Smith County, MS census with his 2nd set of children and his 2nd/3rd wife, my paternal great grandmother, Sarah "Sally" JENNINGS, born:1821/22 in Covington Co., MS, (census says Alabama,) who was the stepmother of the 2nd set of children she is shown with.It is possible that my Jeremiah "Jerry" PARKER may be the same Jeremiah PARKER who married in 1822 in Mississippi to a woman named Sarah BAZAR and that she may be the missing 1st and/or 2nd wife and the mother of the 1st and/or 2nd set of children.By the time of the 1870 Rankin County, Mississippi census, Sarah "Sally" JENNINGS/Mrs. Jeremiah "Jerry" PARKER, is seen as the Head of the Household and shown with her natural children who were the 3rd set of natural children for Jeremiah "Jerry" PARKER and include my paternal great grandfather, Spencer B. PARKER.
The aforementioned Sarah "Sally" JENNINGS, born:1821/22 in Covington County, Mississippi, was the daughter of Kitty EARLE, born:abt. 1795 in Virginia who was the 1st wife of Bailey JENNINGS, (Justice of the Peace of Covington Co., MS,) born:abt. 1789 in Virginia, probably in Richmond County, Virginia where his family lived since it was Rappahannock Co., VA when his paternal ancestry arrived there in the mid-1600s with immigrant ancestral grandfathers John JENNINGS, Sr., born:May 22, 1640 in St. Martin's Parish, Birmingham, Worcester County, England, who married Margaret PAYNE, believed to have been the daughter of John JENNINGS' neighbor, John PAYNE, immigrant, born:abt. 1615 in Yorkshire, England, died: 1689/90 when murdered in Maryland during the Maryland Protestant Revolution, buried at "Red House"/"Cedar Hill," Westmoreland County, Virginia, and his wife, Margaret/Margrett, believed to have been the daughter of early 1600s immigrant, Richard ROBINSON, uncle/great uncle of Christopher ROBINSON, and Richard immigrated to the early 1600s area of Tidewater, later Norfolk, in Virginia.
Mrs. Margaret PAYNE JENNINGS married 2nd husband, Christopher EDRINGTON, Sr..
The aforementioned Bailey JENNINGS was the son of John JENNINGS, Sr., (RS,) born:abt. 1748 in Richmond Co., VA, and wife, Rachel JORDAN, born:abt. 1750, (no info yet on her parents,) and John JENNINGS, Sr. was the son of Edward Salley JENNINGS, born:1720 in Richmond Co., VA, and his wife, Sarah MOORE, born:abt. 1720, probably in Richmond Co., VA, (parents unknown but whom I believe strongly is descended somehow from (Colonel) Augustine MOORE and Lucy SMITH or somehow related to their family group which is related in various ways to connecting family groups of CATLETT, etc..)
Edward Salley JENNINGS was the son of Ann KELLY, born:abt. 1696 in Richmond County, Virginia, died:1734/35 in Richmond Co., VA, and William JENNINGS, Jr., born:abt. 1695 in Richmond Co., VA, died:1733 in Richmond Co., VA.
After the deaths of his parents in their 30s, Edward Salley JENNINGS and one of his siblings, Calathan JENNINGS, were put under the guardianship of their paternal uncle, Augustine JENNINGS, born:abt. 1708 inRichmond Co., VA, who married Hannah WILLIAMS, said to somehow be related to the WILLIAMS - BALL - CUSTIS - PARKE - WASHINGTON family of the aforementioned (Pres.) George WASHINGTON.And I believe it is most likely that Hannah WILLIAMS is also related to my WILLIAMS lineage from my paternal 4th great grandmother, Tabitha WILLIAMS, born:1766 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., Virginia, (daughter of Catherine "Caty" ? and George WILLIAMS, (2nd son of his name,) born:1734 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., Virgina, son of Anne WILLIAMS, (descends from the BILLINGTON - WILLIAMS family lineage that immigrated in early 1600s from England to New England and then soon after into Virginia,) and Anne WILLIAMS' husband, Roger WILLIAMS, who descends from Shadrach WILLIAMS, (descendant of Alice PEMBERTON and James WILLIAMS through their son, Sydrach WILLIAMS, brother of (Rev.) Roger WILLIAMS, (founder and later Governor of Rhode Island.)
The aforementioned Tabitha WILLIAMS, (my paternal 4th great grandmother,) married Samuel EARLE, IV, (RS/Sgt.,)(2nd son of his name,) born:January 20, 1760 at "Town Run" Plantation, Fauquier Co., VA, (son of the aforementioned (Major) Samuel EARLE, III, born:abt. 1692 in Westmoreland Co., VA, and his 2nd wife, (much younger by abt. 41 years,)who was Elizabeth HOLBROOK, aka HOLDBROOK, born:abt. 1733 in Prince William County, Virginia, (daughter of Randolph "Randall/Randol" HOLBROOK, Jr., (son of Randolph "Ralph/Rafe" HOLBROOK, Sr. and his 2nd wife, Mary/Mrs. Mary ? WILCOXSON/WILLCOCKSEN,) (Randolph, Sr.'s 1st wife was Elizabeth HODGKISSON,) and Randolph, Jr.'s 2nd wife, Mrs. Jannet PATTISON - CONYERS, (2nd wife and widow of her 1st husband, Henry CONYERS.)Randolph, Jr.'s 1st wife was Ann STANWAY.
In addition, the aforementioned (Major) Samuel EARLE, III and his 1st wife, the aforementioned Anna SORRELL, were the parents of Samuel, III's 1st son who was named Samuel, IV who was born in 1727, died in 1752 and married a Miss ? PERKINS and, in addition, (Major) Samuel EARLE, III also had a grandson, among many other descendants, named Samuel EARLE who also hadppened to be born in Virginia in 1760 and is easily confused with (Major) Samuel EARLE, III's 2nd son to be named Samuel EARLE, IV who was my paternal 4th great grandfather and the father of my 3rd great grandmother, Kitty EARLE, born:abt. 1795 in Virginia, who married as the 1st wife of the aforementioned Bailey JENNINGS, born:abt. 1789 in VA, Justice of the Peace in Covington County, after marrying Kitty EARLE in December 1811 in Christian County, Kentucky.
The aforementioned Samuel EARLE, IV and wife, Tabitha WILLIAMS, are said to have been among those that settled the Christian County, Kentucky area with Daniel BOONE and his family along with a man named Moses McWATERS, possibly also known as WATERS, who married an Elizabeth EARLE who may have been one of the 6 daughters of Samuel EARLE, IV and Tabitha WILLIAMS.
In addition, Daniel BOONE's sister, Sarah BOONE, married a man named John WILCOXSON/WILLCOCKSEN, etc., whom I believe is related in some way to the grandmother of Samuel EARLE, IV, who was Mary/Mrs. Mary ? WILCOXSON/WILLCOCKSEN, etc..
In addition, Daniel BOONE's parents were Squire BOONE and Sarah MORGAN who, in addition to her Welsh descent, is descended from the aforementioned David CRAWFORD that it is believed that I descend from throught daughter, Elizabeth CRAWFORD, who married Nicholas MERIWETHER, II, through Jane MERIWETHER who married (Colonel) Robert (1) LEWIS, through son, Robert (2) LEWIS, through son, Howell LEWIS, through believed to be son, Howell LEWIS, born:bet. 1782-1788 in Granville Co., NC, through son, John LEWIS, born:abt. 1820 in Jones Co., MS, through daughter, Rachael Moranda LEWIS, who married 3rd husband, Spencer B. PARKER, son of Jeremiah PARKER and Sarah "Sally" JENNINGS, granddaughter of the immediately aforementioned Samuel EARLE, IV, (RS/Sgt.,) who settled Christian County, KY with Daniel BOONE and later died in Mobile, Alabama in 1845.
In addition, I noticed the mention of the surname NEEDHAM in your information and there is probably a connection with the 2nd wife of my 3rd great grandfather, Bailey JENNINGS, who was Mrs. Sarah "Sally" LEA LEE, (1st wife of her 1st husband and widow of William LEE, son of Needham LEE, Sr. of Simpson County, MS.)William LEE and Sarah "Sally" LEA had children in addition to Mrs. Sarah "Sally" LEA LEE and 2nd husband, Bailey JENNINGS, had 2 children, a boy and girl.The son Wiatt, I believe, was killed in the Civil War fighting for the Confederate Army and the daughter was either Margaret/Martha, forget right offhand, who was raised by some of the JENNINGS and LEE/LEA relatives after her parents died.
And before I forget..regarding part of your message:
<< ( Note:There was a fam. tree on the old Ancestry web #193748, John Hopkin Howell .
of John Hopkin Howell, and one of the reports
was Charles L. Lewis.).(also info. on the Fam.
tree of John Howell d. 1717, Surry Va.(and one on his son Nathaniel Howell, Surry Va.(theses have reports of the old line of Lawrence fam. of Ashton Hall withe the Lawrence fam. of Rumburg Suffolk, England added to the old line fam chart.>>
I keep finding conflicting information regarding the Johhn Hopkin HOWELL information and that of the James HOWELL, possible son of (Sir) John HOWELL, etc. that I mentioned above.Anything that you have regarding that?
Oops, almost forgot, the aformentioned William JENNINGS, Jr., born:abt. 1695 in Richmond Co., VA, died:1733 in Richmond Co., VA, was the son of Mary WILLOUGHBY, born:abt. 1670 in ?, (believed to have been descended from (Sir) Ambrose WILLOUGHBY,) and her husband, William JENNINGS, Sr., born:abt. 1668 in Rappahannock Co., VA, (son of the aforementioned John JENNINGS, Sr. and wife, Margaret PAYNE.)
And the aforementioned Isaac ALLERTON, Jr. married a woman named Elizabeth WILLOUGHBY who was the daughter of (Sir) Thomas WILLOUGHBY, descendant of (Sir) Ambrose WILLOUGHBY, whom I believe is somehow closely related to my paternal 7th great grandmother, Mary WILLOUGHBY, but not sure how.
In addition, the aforementioned William JENNINGS, Jr.'s wife, Ann KELLY, born:abt. 1696 in Richmond Co., VA, died:1734/35 in Richmond Co., VA, (daughter of (Captain) John KELLY, born:abt. 1660 in VA, (son of Penelope ? and Matthew (1) KELLY, born:abt. 1640 in ?/VA?,) and John's wife, Amy DONIPHAN, born:abt. 1662 in VA, (daughter of Aimee PARTRIDGE, born:abt. 1640 in England, and (Captain) Alexander DONIPHAN, Sr., whose 2nd wife was Margaret MOTT and his 3rd wife was Susannah ? but his parents names are unknown.
Aimee PARTRIDGE and siblings, Samuel, Elizabeth, Sarah and Mary were from England and lived in Rappahannock Co., VA and are believed to possibly have been the children or closely related to the George PARTRIDGE who immigrated from England into New England but not sure how.They also married into the COLCLOUGH, ROUZEE, and WILLSON/WILSON families as did the KELLY family and others connecting.
In addition, Aimee PARTRIDGE and (Captain) Alexander DONIPHANS's son, Alexander "Alex" DONIPHAN, Sr., married Sarah SALLIS, daughter of Sarah CATLETT, (daughter of (Colonel) John CATLETT and his wife, Elizbeth UNDERWOOD, who had several other marriages.Sarah CATLETT's 1st husband was Robert TALIAFERRO, Jr. and her 2nd husband was Samuel(l) SALLIS and then she married 2nd husband, Samuel(l) SHORT.
In addition, the aforementioned Mrs. Ann KELLY JENNINGS had two brothers who also became guardians for her other 3 children after her death and they were Alexander Doniphan KELLY and Matthew (2) KELLY.
Okay...that pretty much goes through the connections that are or may be pertinent to the information that you listed.
I am eager to hear back from you and would appreciate any information that you may have that could fill in some of the missing pieces or point in directions where I might look.
Thanks, again, for the information that you already posted.I will be looking into that further.
Bellinda Myrick - Barnett