This Howze query is an offshoot of research on Johnson and Johnston and Tillman families of Lancaster County SC. Does anyone know for sure whether one William Tillman married one Elizabeth Howze (Houze, House), probably in Brunswick Co, VA, and moved to South Carolina?
I am especially interested in the statements I have found on Ancestry that William Tillman and Elizabeth Howze (Houze, House) were parents of one Isaac Tillman. Isaac, Jesse, William, Susannah, Polly, and Nancy Tillman were siblings. I have reason to believe their father was named William.
The Howze or Houze family was one of the early families of the Camp Creek area of Lancaster Co SC, with Brunswick Co, VA associations; and they became neighbors of the Tillmans. On 20 Jan 1788, James HAWZE of Lancaster Co, SC to Daniel JONES and Isaac HOUZE of Franklin Co, NC 348 acres on Stony Hill run in Brunswick Co, VA (Bruns. Co VA 15, 164). I have seen on posting stating that one Elizabeth Howze married unknown Tillman, she being the daughter of Isaac and Mary (Mattox) Howze of Brunswick Co, VA. (William Tillman (senior) may have been related to the John Tillman with whom he was confused by earlier writers.) I am hoping that the research has been done show this Tillman and Howze marriage, if one existed, and is "out there" waiting for a query to tie it all together.
The first Tillman found in Lancaster County records was William, a blacksmith, and he is known to have had land there when Jesse was a little boy. When Jesse was old enough, he and William witnessed deeds for each other beginning in 1778. Next to appear in deeds was William Tillman Junior in 1779 who witnessed a deed along with William Tillman Senior. Later Isaac's name begins to appear.
In June 1782, Jesse Tilman bought from James Houze and wife Milley 166 acres on Camp Creek. In Oct 1784, a survey plat for Jesse Tillman shows adjoining land owned by James Houze on Dry Creek. In Jan 1786, Jesse Tilman's land adjoined that which James Houze had surveyed on Rockey Creek. In 1792, Jesse and William Tilman were named as adjoinees of land which James Houze gave to his sons on the Catawba River.
I have only a little more data which I shall post as queries on various boards mostly about other possible identifications.