Is this Jacob Padgett. b. 1774-d. 1874 living in Rutherford or Lincoln counties in North Carolina at his birth or when he married
I am from Edmond Padgett-Susannah Louranie Hollifield, b. 1762, of Rutherford County, NC, and I am trying to work on both surname lines since William Padgett married Minerve/Manima Hollifield,b. 1759, and Rev. John Padgett married about 1788 to Celia/Cecilia Hollifield.All 3 women are said to be sisters to a Baptist minister named Jacob Hollifield.
This Jacob Hollifield was married twice, first to an Elizabeth Stone, per my grandmother's notes, and (2) Nancy Leake,
b. 5/19/1794, d. 11/19/1900, age 106 yrs, 6 months, daughter of John and Katy [Moreland] Leake.This (2) Nancy had a female child by William Lee.She later married Jacob Hollifield & had 2 children, both of whom were dead by1895.This Nancy Leake Hollifield's daughter by William Lee was a half-sister to Rev. Christenberry Lee, Methodist Minister who wrote about 1895 several pages of "reminiscenses that were published in the Forest City Ledger, and later published in booklet form".The Journal of N.C. Gen., p. 1674 says "Jacob Hollifield, born @ 1775, was a Baptist preacher.He married first Elizabeth, second Nancy (Leach or Lee?).Nancy died in 1900; she was at least 106 years old." [This is the Jacob, son of William born 1745].
Journal also says "Elijah Hollifield, born 1789, married Emily Padgett.They remained in Rutherford County when most of the family went to Burke.Descendants in Rutherford County and in Spartanburg, South Carolina."
"Emsey" Emily Padgett, b. 1795 [the daughter of William Padgett, b. 1764, & Minerve "Minima" Hollifield, b. 1759], married Rev. Elijah Hollifield [son of William Hollifield b. @1745].
Someone once told me that your Nancy Hollifield was a sister or a neice to the above mentioned 3 Hollifield sisters who married 3 Padgett brothers.I do not have documentation from him on this really.Think he was quoting a TN Heritage book, and some census records.
I think personally that the females in my line were of the line of William Hollifield who lived in Chester District of South Carolina in 1790 Census, and moved to Rutherford County, NC.In the Journal of North Carolina Genealogy, Summer of 1966, pp. 1672-1678, on p. 1674 there is listed
one "William Holyfield...born @ 1745.He was the father of Emsey, Eady S., Jacob, William Austin, Isaac, Esom, and Elijah Hollifield.The family lived in Chester County, South Carolina, in 1790; in the 1790s they moved to Rutherford County, North Carolina.Between 1810 and 1820 most of the family moved to Burke County (now Mitchell and McDowell Counties)."
It may be that our female Hollifields are children of William Hollifield b. @1745, by an earlier marriage than these children listed above, and that may be why they are not listed as his children.
Know Rev. John Padgett in his pension application said that he entered the Rev. War from Rowan County, NC. as a volunteer for 3 months, then "soon after this, Padgett, with his parents moved into Surry County, NC, where he again volunteered".Then John was in the 'horse troops' for another 3 months.Lastly, John volunteered in "Aug. of 1781....He was still living in Surry County, NC."
John stated in the application that he and his parents, sometime after the War, moved to "Chester District, SC, and remained there several years.From there, he moved to Rutherford County, NC...indicating that he settled in Rutherford County about 1802"
[Bridges to the Past, Vol. 2, pp. 21-22]
Logan's "History of the Broad River Association" [Baptist Church Association] is the source for "John Padgett married Celia Holyfield, a sister of Elder Jacob Holyfield, another Baptist minister."
[Quoted in B T T P, page 22]