Iam a descendant of Nancy Tolloseon and William Rueben Bryant who were first cousins.
Descendants of Erasmus Tolleson
Generation No. 1
1.ERASMUS1 TOLLESON was born 1710 in England, and died 1770 in Buzzard Roost, Spartanburg Co.S.C..
More About ERASMUS TOLLESON:
Burial: Buzzard Roost, Spartanburg Co.S.C.
Children of ERASMUS TOLLESON are:
2. i. SARAH SALLY2 TOLLESON, b. 1730, Prince Williams Vairginacolony of England; d. 17/12/1836, Spartanburg Dist. S. C..
3. ii. MAJ. JOHN TOLLESON, b. 1732, Prince Williams, Virgina colony of England; d. 02/03/1821, Blizzard Roost, S.C..
iii. ERASMUS TOLLESON, JR., b. Bef. 1740, S. C. or Va..
Generation No. 2
2.SARAH SALLY2 TOLLESON (ERASMUS1) was born 1730 in Prince Williams Vairginacolony of England, and died 17/12/1836 in Spartanburg Dist. S. C..She married WM. RUEBEN BRYANT, SR.1 Abt. 1765 in Buncombe, N. C..He was born 17/06/1741 in Brunswick Co. Va., and died 1834 in Spartanburg Dist. S. C..
Notes for WM. RUEBEN BRYANT, SR.:
James E. Welch
p. 197-200.3 April 1848. Deed of Conveyance. John T. Kirby &
Marcus Kirby to Stephen Kirby. Whereas Mrs. Lovicy Kirby
did on the 8th day of June A.D. 1847, make and Execute her last
will and testament which has been duly admitted of Record in the
ordinary office of Spartanburg Dist in which amongst other things
she made the following devise and bequest Viz My wish and
devise it that my Tract of Land be divided into Two Tracts Equal so
as not to injure the sales of Either and sold on a Twelve months
credit and the money arising from the sale by my Executors
Equally divided between my three sons John T. Kirby, Stephen
Kirby and Marcus Kirby - and whereas John T. Kirby and
Marcus Kirby have sold to Stephen Kirby all their right, title and
interest to the land in said last will and testament for $1,600 sold
450 acres on the south side of Packolette River, bounded by
Henry Harvy, Reubin Briant Jun, William Reid, Reubin Brian,
Sr., William Webster and others being the land owned by the said
Lovicy Kirby in her lifetime. Wit: James V. Trimmier, H.J. Dean.
Signed, Jno. T. Kirby, Marcus Kirby. Witness oath, 18 April
1848: Signed, H.J. Dean to J.B. Tolleson, Clk & Mag Ex iffo.
Release of dower, 2 March 1849: Signed, P. Kirby (wife of John
T. Kirby) to H.J. Dean, Not. Pub. & Mag. Release of Dower, 17
March 1849: Signed, Elizabeth J. [or I.?] Kirby (wife of Marcus
Kirby) to B.F. Bates, Not. Pub. & Mag. Ex iffo. Registered 20th
More About WM. BRYANT and SARAH TOLLESON:
Marriage: Abt. 1765, Buncombe, N. C.
Children of SARAH TOLLESON and WM. BRYANT are:
i. RUEBEN3 BRYANT, JR., b. Abt. 1767, Va.; d. 15/05/1863, Pacolet, Spartanburg .S. C.; m. (1) SARAH SALLY WHIDLEY; b. Abt. 1771, Virginia; m. (2) NANCY WYATT; b. Abt. 1770, Virginia; m. (3) NANCY TOLLESON, 1790, Spartanburg Dist. S. C.; b. Abt. 1767, N. C.; d. 07/1820, S. C..
More About RUEBEN BRYANT, JR.:
Burial: Bryant Family , Spartanburg S.C.
More About RUEBEN BRYANT and NANCY TOLLESON:
Marriage: 1790, Spartanburg Dist. S. C.
ii. JUDITH BRYANT, b. 1770, Spartanburg S.C.; d. 11/03/1851, , Spartanburg Dist. S. C.; m. THOMAS REID.
More About JUDITH BRYANT:
Burial: Gaucher Creek, Spartanburg S.C.
iii. RUTH BRYANT, b. 1772, Spartanburg S.C.; m. PETER PETERSON; b. Spartanburg S.C..
iv. JAMES RICHARDSON BRYANT, b. 1774, Trough Shoals , 96th dist. SC; m. GEMINA DILLARD; b. 11/08/1785, Augusta Ga..
Notes for JAMES RICHARDSON BRYANT:
p. 141-142.26 Aug 1848. Deed of Conveyance. Stephen Kirby
of Spartanburg Dist, to Reubin Briant of Spartanburg Dist, for
$100 sold 20 acres on waters of Packolet river it being a part of
the old Quinn Tract. Beginning on a chestnut on the Rosey West
tract. It being James Burgess corner of a Ten acre tract on the
branch. Then NW to a white oak near the Troft Shoal branch,
Reubin Briant's corner. Then N to the creek Henry Harvey's line.
Thence with the meanders of the creek to R. Briant's line. Thence
back to the white oak corner, to the spring. Thence down the
Rosey West branch to the beginning. Wit: James R. Briant,
William Harvey. Signed, Stephen Kirby. Witness oath, 22 Jany
1849: Signed, James R. Briant to J.B. Tolleson, Clk & Mag Ex
iffo. Registered 22nd Jany. 1849.
v. ANN BRYANT, b. 1776.
vi. MARTHA BRYANT, b. 1778, SC; m. JESSE CANNON; b. SC.
vii. ISHAM BRYANT, b. 1781, Buncombe , N C; m. HAMMI BRYANT.
viii. SARAH BRYANT, b. 1783.
ix. JOHNSTON BRYANT, b. 01/01/1785, Spartanburg S.C.; d. 05/03/1873, Union Co , ms; m. DORCAS DILLARD, Abt. 1810, Spartanburg Dist. S. C.; b. Unknown, Spartanburg S.C.; d. Bef. 1870, Greenville Co.S.C..
More About JOHNSTON BRYANT:
Burial: Mt Gilead Union Co ms.
More About DORCAS DILLARD:
Medical Information: partially deranged ,
More About JOHNSTON BRYANT and DORCAS DILLARD:
Marriage: Abt. 1810, Spartanburg Dist. S. C.
x. THOMAS BRYANT, b. 1788, Spartanburg Dist. S. C.; d. 1868, Spartanburg Dist. S. C.; m. NARCISSA CAMP, 1833; b. Abt. 1817.
Notes for THOMAS BRYANT:
p. 9-10.11 Apr 1848. Sheriff's Title. R.C. Poole, Sheriff of
Spartanburgh Dist, for $81.50 paid by Thos Brian sold 80 acres.
Whereas John Robertson, Elizabeth Robertson, Henry White
& Margaret White, William Carver & Mary H. Carver on or
about the 17th day of Jan 1848, did exhibit their Petition to the
Court of Ordinary at Spartanburg Court House setting forth that
John McLure departed this life intestate on [no date], seized and
possessed in fee 80 acres on the waters of North Pacolet River
bounded by P.S. Hunter & others, and division of said land yet
remained to be made, which they prayed might be done and
whereas afterwards on the 4th of February 1848, R. Bowden Esq
Ordinary of Spartanburg District ordered that the land be sold by
the Sheriff of Spartanburg on the first Monday in March. R.C. Poole
as Sheriff, after having duly advertised the Tract of Land for sale by
public outcry, on the 5th day of March 1848, did then openly and
publicly according to the custom of Auctions, sell and dispose of
the Tract of land unto J. Bryan for Thomas Bryan for the sum of
$81.50 being at that price the last and highest bidder for 80 acres
on the waters of North Pacolet river adjoining Peyton Hunter and
Thomas Bryan and McClure & Allison. Wit: J.W. Quinn, J.B.
Tolleson. Signed, R.C. Poole, S.S.D. Witness oath, 8 May 1848:
J.W. Quinn to J.B. Tolleson, Clerk & mag. Signed, J.W. Quinn.
Registered 8th May 1848.
More About THOMAS BRYANT and NARCISSA CAMP:
xi. WILLIAM F. BRYANT, b. 1789, Spartanburg Dist. S. C.; d. 03/1864, Calhoun, Lowndes Co., Ala; m. DELILAH DILLARD, 1811, Spartanburg Dist. S. C.; b. 1795, Spartanburg S.C..
More About WILLIAM BRYANT and DELILAH DILLARD:
Marriage: 1811, Spartanburg Dist. S. C.
3.MAJ. JOHN2 TOLLESON (ERASMUS1) was born 1732 in Prince Williams, Virgina colony of England, and died 02/03/1821 in Blizzard Roost, S.C..He met (1) MARY POLLY PEGGY SMITH.She was born Abt. 1748 in Spartanburg S.C..He married (2) ANNA MUSE2,3 1767 in Pine Tree, Crave County , S. C.4, daughter of JAMES MUSE and SOPHIA POPE.She was born 1732 in Prince Williams, Virgina, and died Unknown in N. C..
Notes for MAJ. JOHN TOLLESON:
Wed, 31 Dec 1996 18:00:00 +0000
"Robert J. Quinn"
A copy of the original will is on file in the Spartanburg County
Will of John Tolleson:
South Carolina . . In the Name of God , amen.I John Tolleson
District ofSpartanburg & State aforesaid being far advanced in
age but being
of a sound mind memory recollection & understanding/ do make &
declare this to
be my last will & testament in manner & form following viz. .
1st -- I will give & devise unto such of the children of my deceased
daughter Nancy Briant as may be living at my death one hundred dollars
each to be paid in property at valuation as they arrive at lawful age or may marry to
all but Wm. T. Briant who shall receive no part with the other children of
my deceasedaughter Nancy Briant. exclusive of what I may give them in my life
(this is not foundin Will on pg. 125,in the book,Spartanburg Co. S.C. Will Abstracts, 1787-1840, by Holcomb.)
2nd-- I will give & devise to my daughter Lydia Sparks at my
death one negro
boy named Isaac to her & the lawful heirs of her body forever.
what I may give them in my life time: --
3rd -- I will give & devise unto my son Dum John Tolleson five
to be paid to him at the pleasure of my executors. -----------
4th -- I will give & devise unto my daughter Levicey Kirby to her &
forever one negro man named Dick also seven hundred dollars to
be paid in
property at my death at valuation exclusive of what I may give her
in my life
5th -- I will give & devise unto such children of my daughter Anny
have living at my death one hundred dollars each to be paid in
valuation as they arive at lawful age or marry exclusive of what I
her or them in my life time.
6th -- I will give & devise unto my son Muse Tolleson & his heirs
negro man named Cooper & seven hundred dollars to be paid in
valuation exclusive of what I may give him in my life time: --
7th -- I will give & devise unto my son Ely Tolleson & his heirs
hundred dollars to be paid in property at valuation at my death
what I may give him in my life time: --
8th-- I will give & devise unto my son Stephen Tolleson & his heirs
one negro man named Dazo also seven hundred dollars to be paid
in property at
valuation at my death exclusive of what I may give him in my life
9th -- I will give & devise unto Berriman Quinn son of my daughter
five dollars at my death to be paid in property at valuation
exclusive of what
I have give his mother & I never intend on giving her any more: ----
10th -- I will & order that all the rest residue & reminder of my
real & personal of what nature or kind soever & every part thereof
be sold at
public sale & that out of the money arising from said sale all my
funeral expenses charges of proving this will & legacies herein
made shall be
paid the remainder of the money arising from said sale.I will &
my sons Muse Tolleson and Stephen Tolleson to be equally divided
to have & to hold the same to them & their heirs forever,
nevertheless all the
property mentioned in this will shall be divided according to the
will if not
sold or disposed of in my life time & if sold or disposed of the sale
And I do hereby nominate constitute & appoint my sons Muse
Tolleson, James Tolleson & Birdsong Tolleson also my friend
executors of this my last will & testament hereby revoking &
making void all
former wills and testaments at any time heretofore by me made &
this to be my last will & testament I witness whereof I have
hereunto set my
hand & seal this twenty fourth day of July in the year of our Lord
hundred & twenty.
Signed sealed declared & published by the above named John
Tolleson as & for
his last will & testament in the presence of us who at his request &
presence have subscribed our names thereto
Recorded in will book B page 6, box 29, package 10
Recorded 30th day of May 1821,Wm. Lancaster O.S.D
From the History of Pacolet:
The Royal Governor of South Carolina in 1784 issued several
grants of land to
Major John Tolleson, who became the first settler in what is now
the town of
Pacolet.At one time Major John Tolleson owned more than eight
in this area. This information is recorded in the deeds at the
County Court House.John Tolleson was licensed to operate a
tavern and sell
spirituous liquors.The tall log tavern was still standing over a
years later and was run as a bar room.Mills Atlas of 1824 locates
tavern on "Tolleson Road", the stagecoach road from Spartanburg
As was often the case, Major Tolleson maintained this section of
This tavern stood a few hundred feet back of Mrs. Sara McDowell
home, which is located on the corner of Church Street.Major
had a store which was used as a voting precinct for the area
As the community grew it is reputed to have been a drinking, fighting
and horseracing place which became known as "Buzzard's Roost".
More About MAJ. JOHN TOLLESON:
Burial: Aft. 1821, Blizzard Roost S. C.
Notes for ANNA MUSE:
Lorene says, AI have just recently obtained a copy of"Southern Legacy" by Dr. Chambers, in collaboration with Robert Muse.I believe it to be well documented.Here is what it has to say about Anna Barbary and Anne: Both named in father's will in 1758.@
Note from SOUTHERN LEGACY:Thomas Muse Sr. Deposition, 12 Oct 1819, Fairfield Co. SC, Book AA, p. 484:"Either Anna Barbary or Anne married John Tolleson.They separated and John Tolleson began living with one Peggy Smith.John Tolleson had nine children by his first wife and six children by his liaison with Peggy Smith.See will of John Tollison, 24 Jul 1820, proved 10 Apr 1821, Spartanburg Co, SC Will Book B, pp. 6-9."Also see information from Tollison Family Records compiled by Dr. J. Bland Pope (1979) in LDS Library, Salt Lake City, UT.
See UPPER SOUTH CAROLINA magazine Vol. XV, # 1, February 2001. pg.14 - 23.
Thomas Muse, His Oath Proving the Marriage of His Sister Anna to John Tollerson
Contributed by Dr. James L. Reid, 730 Walnut Hill Road, Campobello, SC 29322
Fairfield County, South Carolina Deed Book AA, pages 454, 455
South Carolina, Fairfield District) Personallyappeared Thomas Muse Senior before me Abner ross one of the
Justices assigned to keep the peace in the district aforesaid and made oath upon the holy Evangel of Almighty God
Saith that he was present when a mariage took place between a John Tollerson & his sister Anna Muse both of
Craven County at the time of the mariage being the later part of the year 1767 or 1768 and that the said mariage
Nuptial was performed by Parson Woodmason who was at that time a resident of Pine Tree near Camden The
aforesaid Parson Woodmason was a Publick minister of the Gospel [The following fragment was with a change of pen
if not a change of hand.] Further sayeth not
Sworn before me this 12thday of of October 1819
Abner ross JQ
recorded 14 October 1819
[The present-day grantor index has the following. Thomes Muse Sr. [grantor] to John Tallerow & Ann Muse.]
Upper South Carolina Genealogy &Histoty, August 1999, Vol. XIII, No. 3
@Note: [I believe Anna barbary should bepronounced as ANNA BARBARA., see Father's will, and sister ANNYsomewhere in time people shortened her name to ANNA and dropped the BARBARY as a mis-spelled word instead of leaving it as the ancestors spelled it. Same as with ANNYsomeone dropped the "Y"and added the " E" Eductors do not realize that word spelling has changed over the years, please, leave the old spellings alone, as you find them in records. . I have grandchildren with double names as one, Marybeth, Cheyann, Breanna. emc].
More About ANNA MUSE:
Alias: 1732, Anny could have been proper spelling
Burial: Unknown, N. C.
Marriage Notes for JOHN TOLLESON and ANNA MUSE:
Nuptial was performed by Parson Woodmason who was at that time a resident of Pine Tree near Carmden. The aforesaid Parson Woodmason was a Publick minister of the Gospel. as sworn the brother.
recorded in Fairfield County, South Carolina Deed Book AA, pages 454,455.
Transribed into the Upper South Carolina Genealogy & History August 1999, Vol. XIII, No. 3 by Dr. James Reid, 730 Walnut Hill Road, Campbello, S.C. 29322, a descendant.
More About JOHN TOLLESON and ANNA MUSE:
Marriage: 1767, Pine Tree, Crave County , S. C.4
Children of JOHN TOLLESON and MARY SMITH are:
i. JOSEPHUS3 TOLLESON, b. 1770, Spartanburg S.C..
ii. JAMES R. TOLLESON, b. 1774, Spartanburg S.C.; m. KATIE CATHRINE REID; b. 1818, Spartanburg S.C..
iii. LUCINDA TOLLESON, b. 1776, Spartanburg S.C..
iv. REV. BIRDSONG TOLLESON, b. Unknown, Spartanburg county,S. C.; d. 21/12/1856, Maritta, Cobb Co. Al.; m. (1) SUSAN DOBSON; b. 1805, S. C.; d. Aft. 1870, Cobb Co. Al.; m. (2) REBECCA GOSSETT; b. 1805.
Notes for REV. BIRDSONG TOLLESON:
Book- "Marriages and Death Notices from the Southern Christian Advocate, 1837-1860"
Rev Birdsong Tolleson died in Marietta, GA 21Dec1856, age 53 years. He was a native of Spartanburg Dist, SC.
Marriage of Nancy M Tolleson to Elan F Alexander, 5 Apr1853 in Marietta, GA. She was the second daughter of Rev Birdsong Tolleson.
v. ALFRED TOLLESON, b. 1772, Spartanburg S.C..
Children of JOHN TOLLESON and ANNA MUSE are:
vi. NANCY3 TOLLESON, b. Abt. 1767, N. C.; d. 07/1820, S. C.; m. RUEBEN BRYANT, JR., 1790, Spartanburg Dist. S. C.; b. Abt. 1767, Va.; d. 15/05/1863, Pacolet, Spartanburg .S. C..
More About RUEBEN BRYANT, JR.:
Burial: Bryant Family , Spartanburg S.C.
More About RUEBEN BRYANT and NANCY TOLLESON:
Marriage: 1790, Spartanburg Dist. S. C.
vii. LYDIA TOLLESON, b. 1777, Spartanburg Co.S.C.; m. JOSIAH SPARKS.
viii. JOHN B. TOLLESON, b. 1779, Spartanburg Co.S.C..
Notes for JOHN B. TOLLESON:
p. 542-543.8 May 1850. Deed of Conveyance. William B. Quinn
Sr. of Spartanburg Dist, for $100 paid by Robert C. Quinn of
Spartanburg Dist, sold 50 acres on the waters of Pacolet River,
part of a Tract I Purchased of Henry White known as part of the
Lot 1 assigned by John Tolleson Decd. to J.B. Tolleson in
division of John Tolleson's land amongst his heirs; bounded by
A. Tolleson, R. Bryant and Kinnett's old line. Wit: B.F. Bates,
G.J.S. Wood. Signed, Wm B. Quinn. Witness oath, 1 July 1850:
Signed, B.F. Bates to J.B. Tolleson Clk & Mag Exiffo. [Clerk's
statement states "B.B. Quinn Senr" instead of William B. Quinn
Senr]. Registered 2nd July 1850.
ix. LEVICEY TOLLESON, b. 1781, Spartanburg Co.S.C.; m. RICHARD KIRBY.
x. ANNA TOLLESON, b. 1783, Spartanburg Co.S.C.; m. MAJOR GOSSETT.
xi. ITY TOLLESON, b. Abt. 1789; m. JAMES L QUINN.
xii. MUSE TOLLESON, b. Unknown.
xiii. ELI TOLLESON, b. Unknown.
xiv. STEPHEN TOLLESON, b. Unknown.
1.James E. Welch.
2.JANE B JOHNSON, 59 EAST 400 NORTHPAYSON UT, USA 846551 unverified information, emc.
3.NANCY NORMANof Alanta Georgia, information on the James Muse family ,EVELINE CROCKERrecieved from W. TED STOUT, Lorene says, "I have just recently obtained a copy of"Southern Legacy" by Dr. Chambers, in collaboration with Robert Muse.I believe it to be well documented.Here is what it has to say about Anna Barbary and Anne: Both named in father's will in 1758.@Note from SOUTHERN LEGACY:Thomas Muse Sr. Deposition, 12 Oct 1819, Fairfield Co. SC, Book AA, p. 484:"Either Anna Barbary or Anne married John Tolleson.They separated and John Tolleson began living with one Peggy Smith.John Tolleson had nine children by his first wife and six children by his liaison with Peggy Smith.See will of John Tollison, 24 Jul 1820, proved 10 Apr 1821, Spartanburg Co, SC Will Book B, pp. 6-9."Also see information from Tollison Family Records compiled by Dr. J. Bland Pope (1979) in LDS Library, Salt Lake City, UT.
4.NANCY NORMANof Alanta Georgia, information on the James Muse family ,EVELINE CROCKERrecieved from W. TED STOUT.