RELEIGH AND RELATED FAMILIES, 1988, Carl J. Marsh, 2124 Sampson Drive, Tyler, TX, 75701, $25 includes postage.Mr. Marsh gave me oral permission to use his material online before he had a stroke, losing his speech. He is still living (8/8/03).
P. 16: "Chester Co. SC County Session Minutes of the Fall Term, 1821 contains a record of what appears to have been a real "family brawl," wherein there was an Indictment of Assault and Battery labeled:The State vs Elizabeth REILEY, JANE REILEY, ABNER REILEY, ISAIAH REILEY, AND VINCENT REILEY. [my ancestor]Witnesses to be subpoenaed in the case were:Lavenia Morris, Jas.Worthy, Sarah Worthy, WM. OTIS, Jno. Henderson, and (?) Morris.Lavenia Morris, Sarah Worthy,and MARY OTIS are believed to be the daughters of Vincent and Jane Raleigh....."
P. 17:"The children of Vincent and Jane Raleigh may have been as follows:Mary, b. abt. 1796, who m. WILLIAM OTIS; Lavenia, b.abt. 1798, who m. a Morris [possibly a John Henderson Morris] Jesse Mason, b. abt. 1800; James, b. abt. 1802; Sarah, b. abt. 1802/3 who m. James Worthy; Isaiah, b. abt. 1806; John, b. 1807, who m. first Polly unknown and m. second, Eliza unknown; William Daniel, b. 4 November 1810, m. Effie McLeod 3 May 1849 in Shelby Co., AL;Martha, b. abt. 1816, who m. Henry Gassaway 11 February 1838 (probably Shelby Co., AL); and possibly Irvin, b. abt. 1820.
MARY and WILLIAM OTIS remained in Chester County.In 1850 the family appeared as:WILLIAM OTIS, 52;MARY OTIS, 50; NANCY, 28; MATILDA, 20; JAMES, 18; MARY, 15; THOMAS S., 13; SARAH E., 9; and ROBERT WATTS, 4; all b. in SC. In 1860 the family is listed: WILLIAM OTIS, 64; MARY, 64; THOMAS, 23; ELIZA, 18; and JOHN, 16.Nearby is JAMES OTIS, 35; MARY, 25; William, 1."
The brackets and abreviations are mine. There are 50+ spellings of the name "RALEIGH."
LuJuana Cartwright Lipscomb