(c) Compiled by Georgene Humphries, see additional info at:http://www.angelfire.com/id/deeproots.
Perhaps If I focus on the Collateral surname SHIVELY, a collateral lineage to BEASOR, I can paint a picture of why I believe John BEASOR may be the ancestor of Henry Alexander Breshears.
If we go back to SHIVELY in the Wm PENN grants, we find Shively under Snevelly pg 751 - 23 rd 7bt 1727: Minute Book “I”
(This is not clear as to where the location is, but may be Upper side of the Mouth of Sawatara Creek on the Sesquahannah River)
1727 ...John & Jacob Snevelly recommended by several old settlers to be issued land.(Not Named )
=============================================Tax Lists: Lancaster Co, PA
Tax Lists: 1771 Proprietary Tax List, Bethel Twp, Lancaster Co, PA
NAMEACRESHORSES COWS SERVANTS TAX
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William Bratchey is found in these records around 1717
Sneavley, Jno110228.0 (Shively)
PETITION FOR A NEW STATE
(List from "The Ten Mile Country and Its Pioneer Families"). Fayette, Washington & Greene Co PA and Ohio & MonogahelaCo VA
(From an original petition for a new state located in the Library of Congress.No date on document.Papers of the Continental Congress No 48, Folios 251-6, pages 89-96).The names in this petition, which is
not dated, seem at times to be taken from the militia rolls, and if circulated after 1780 contains names of persons deceased or
moved from the district.There is no attempt to conceal the fact that the signatures were written by the prime agitators of the movement as many of those names which appear here could only make their mark.
James Bryson (r); William Bryson (r)BRAYSOR?
Thomas Atchison (Atkinson): George Atkinson; Thomas Atkinson; William Atkinson; William Atkinson Joseph Blackburn ; James Blair;James Blair; John Blair; John Blair, Barruch Brashears; Basil Brashears; Benjamin Brashears; Otho Brashears; Thomas Brashears ; Zachariah Brashears, Ignatious Brashers; Otho Brashers;
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(Note: GH Ancestor Henry Hoover is tracked with the BRATCHERS in East TN, after 1799.
Ref: Northern Neck Warrants and Surveys (GS Bk # 975.5 R2i)
CUMBERLAND COUNTY PA: (GS Bk # 975. ????)
(Note: These records have been translated from German and so , ...many variations of the Surnames are prevalent. The "Old Cumberland County" PA., records give the family of John Bashore sic, he is relative tothe Shively family, Britchers sic and the Byers (sic Beazor), and is probably the JOHN BRAZIER sic that served in the militia from Pennsylvania 11th Regiment pre-Revolutionary.
1800 ...Washington Twp, Pennsylvania:
John BESOR: ( 000101010000)
Daniel BESOR: (000010101100)
1805...John BASHORE was issued letters of administration for one SAM
SNIVELY [sic Shively] Cumberland Co., PA. " Be it remembered that on the
24th of Mar A.D. 1805 letters of Adm., were issued in common form unto
JOHN SNIVELY on all and singular the goods and chatells rights and
credits which were of Samuel Snively, late of East Pennsborough TWP of
said County deceased inventory and ? to be exhibited in the appointed by
law. BAIL: Benjamin Eberly; John Bashore. Sum $ 4000.00"
JACOB SNIVELY'S Will is registered also pg 84 - said he was deceased but
the rest is not legible. SGN: John Armstrong (note John Armstrong Here!)
I think this John may be JOHN BEZAR Jr. [the 111], who was with the Claytons etc., of Chester County PA.
1750ish...A person by name ofBRASHERE,[No given name listed] and PHILIP SHIVELY remove to Fort Redstone from New Jersey. Relocated by WM PENN., this Low Dutch Colony later settled near Herrodsburg, KY, and
were known as Low Dutch. The Shivelys are mentioned extensively in the book"THE HARDINS OF KENTUCKY" and both SHIVELY and JOHN HARDIN pioneered to Tennessee with JAMES ROBERTSON and WILLIAM BASHAW [sic BRADSHAW alias BREASHEAR]. In the book “Northern Neck Land Grants
MEMOIRS OF JOHN M. SHIVELY
....JOHN M. SHIVELY was born 1804 in Shelby Co. KY, son of HENRY and MARY [BANTA] SHIVELY, Kentucky pioneers who had arrived separately at the Falls of The Ohio in 1780.Names of a number of these families are:
BASHERE [Dutch]; SHIVELY [German]; LANKASANG [German]; VANBUSKERK [German]; YODER [German]; VANDEVENTER [German]; BUILDERBUCK [Dutch or Holland]; GUTHRIE [French]; PHENOSDAUGH [French]; RINEARSON [Dutch];
HOWARD [Dutch]; HENDERSON [Dutch; DOMOREE [french unmixt]; and is the maiden name of JOHN M. SHIVELY's grandmother, a french lady who married a man by the name of BANTA, a Hollander unmixt. So I am made up of
French, Dutch and German. BENSON [Dutch]; BRUNER [Dutch ]; BAYSO(R?),[Dutch]; and is the maiden name of CHRISTIAN SHOVEL'S wife. ] DEMOTE [French]; LIST [French mix's; FLAYED [French]; BOON [Dutch]; BULLET [Dutch]; THOMAS [Dutch]. [ID:-9230].
...This mixt people formed a settlement in New Jersey and when PENN became owner and governor of Pennsylvania he induced many of them to emigrate to the western part of the state, now Brownsville on the Monogahelia River.
One JOHN FINLEY penetrated into Kentucky from North Carolina as far West as Tennessee. On his return to North Carolina he met DANIEL BOON who he prevailed upon to accompany him to Kentucky. There were seven of this
party so BOON and one otherwent out to hunt and when they returned to camp, FINLEY and the other four were missing and never heard of again.
It was at Brownsville [Shively's] that my father first fell in with DANIEL BOON who induced this Brownsville settlement to emigrate to Kentucky. The party that came with CHRISTIAN, HENRY & JACOB SHIVELY
[HARDINS were with this group also-GH], came down the Ohio in a row boat owned by a man named THOMAS.In the act of landing at the falls, they were fired upon from Corn Island, and the ball nearly spent lodged in THOMAS'S neck; and being a profane man, he cursed the Indians, their maker, and the stars behind the storm and with his own fingers extracted
the ball from his neck and madly threw it upon the deck of the boat.
This incident JOHN M. SHIVELY heard his father relate many times. It was at this point my father came and first settled at the Falls. They had quite a settlement at Louisville and was comparatively secure when
BOON visited them and prevailed on them to emigrate to Danville; but dole was the day when they took his advice. BOON was leading them to Danville, but they were destined to never reach there. They were surrounded on a stream named Benson in Henry Co., KY, and the greater portion of them massacred by Indians. [See also the account in "Hardins of KY"
."Here was indeed the bloody ground of Kentucky. Here one of my father's brothers was captured and "splintered" preparatory to being burned. The Indians were now surprised and had to run, so they dispatched him with their tomahawks, and had to run for their lives.
"...Scores of other near relatives were tortured in this dreadful exodus. The Indians would capture their stallions, cut a hole in their lower extremities so as to get to their intestines, and fasten it to a stake and shoot blank charges into their flesh and so drag out their bowels. Thus perish the men.
...There are women with children at their breasts; they are made prisoners; they can't keep up with their flying captors; they call a halt and make a fire and when a big bank of coals has accumulated, take the child from her arms, make a segment in the coals, and throw the child into the coals. Other times, if hurried they would jerk the child from the mother and take it by the heels and dash its brains out against a convenient tree. Sometimes these poor mothers would get away from the Indians; the forest is thickly grown up with green briars and cane brake which soon tear their cloths off to expose their person to the thorns of the briars and they arrive at some station nude and all streaming with blood from heads to the soles of their feet..."
1805...John BASHORE was issued letters of administration for one SAM SNIVELY [sic Shively] Cumberland Co., PA. " Be it remembered that on the 24th of Mar A.D. 1805 letters of Adm., were issued in common form unto JOHN SNIVELY on all and singular the goods and chatells rights and credits which were of Samuel Snively, late of East Pennsborough TWP of said County deceased inventory and ? to be exhibited in the appointed by law. BAIL: Benjamin Eberly; John Bashore. Sum $ 4000.00
JACOB SNIVELY'S Will is registered also pg 84, Cumberland County PA: -
said he was deceased but the rest in not legible. SGN: John Armstrong.
I think this John may be JOHN BEZAR Jr. [the 111], who was with the Claytons etc., of Chester County PA. MEMOIRS OF JOHN SHIVELY: Colony relocated by the PENNS from New Jersey. (Insert)
1753 ...DUNMORE COUNTY VIRGINIA
INSERT Shively Will)
1753: pg 17 ...John BEASOR, CC for WOLRICK PETERS, assignee of PETER TURNEY (note: I wonder if the James Turney Brashure of Maury Co., TN abt 1800 could be of this family?) , of Augusta County; no warrant, survd 10
Dec 1753; 243 acres on East side Nth River (The Bill of Sale shows 247 acres On S. Side Shanandoah). Including land whereon he (Turney) lives CC -
Daniel NEWLAND; Peter VANHORN; JOHN BEASOR Surv: Robert Rutherford
Note: The name TURNEYintrigues me. In the Maury County Tennessee (old Davidson), there is oneJames TURNEY Brashier and a Thomas C. Brashier ....one has to wonder where the middle name comes from.Others on the page I recognize as collaterals of the BRADSHAW (Beasor) family of Henrico, Eastern shore of
MD, Old State of Franklin and Green Co., TN. Are: William HOUGH (HOGG), Peter STEVENS; John ROBINSON; Mark HARDIN; John WHITE; John LEWIS; David LEWIS; Phillip, Andrew BERGER/BARGER (sic BRASHER ) , Alexander BACKER (sic BRASHER) . PG 13: Joseph REEDER; James BLAIR PG 13; John LOVE;
BERRY; John THOMAS, most of which may be traced to Spartenburg SC.
1756 ...Page 18: John WHITE; George HOGG; John LAWRENCE all descendants of ancestor’s of Georgene who married into the Bezer andWISDOM family, are mentioned by GEORGE ADAM BRIGHT assignee of John WHITE, son of Dr.
Robert WHITE decd, no warrant, surveyed 6 Feb 1756, 120 acres on west side of drains of HOGE creek, one of the branches of Potomack R. Adj: Robert WHITE; George HOGE; Elijah ODELL; McCOY’s survey;CC - Robert
WHITE; John LAWRENCE; SUR: Robert RUTHERFORD
SIGNED: Sig of Elijah Odell MARTIN. ( Martins are collateral to Bezer in Chester & Delaware County PA.)
1751 ...Page 33: JOHN BOUSIER sold to THOMAS CHINWORTH, 13 Apr 1751, 276 acres. On North side of Back Creek, where he lives and purchased from JOHN BOUSIER. ADJ: Phillip DORSET; Abraham PICKETT; CC - Phillip DORSET;
Denis SPRINGER. PILOT: Thomas Chiniworth SUV: John Mauzy
WHEN HAMPSHIRE WAS KNOWN AS FREDRICK COUNTY VA
1753 ...Page 54: John BOSSHER dec’d mentioned as having propertyadj John FLETCHER, assignee of Richard FLETCHER, assignee of Johathon POLK; no warrant, survd 27 Apr 1753. 150 acres of drs of Mill Creek, a branch
of OPECKON (where John Bezer lived) ; adj John BOZIOTH, James ANDERSON; John WADSON (Watson); CC - Jno CHENOWORTH; James
ANDERSON SURV: William BAYLIS.
1748 - 19 Jun - Polk to FLETCHERWtn: Edward WELBORN,
1766 ...27 Sep- Request by Richard Fletcher for a deed to be issued to his son John FLETCHER, for a tract whereon RICHARD FLETCHER lived ADJ: John BOSSHER Decd.(1748), John CRUMBLY decd and surveyed by Wm BAYLIS for Jonathan PAULK; WTN: Wm BOYD; Nethanl BELL; Wm HARTLEY/HARKLY; MORGAN JR.
HENRY BRADSHAW CONNECTION: I am looking at this entry for Henry BRADSHAW, given the fact that a HENRY BRADSHAW moved in to South
Carolina in 1768. His land was very near JOHN BUSHER of Cane Creek.
1750 ...4 Apr - WILLIAM HALL, no warrant, dated from surved N.d.; 582
a.CC - Michael SWARN & Henry BRADSHAW SURV: Guy BROADWATER. Henry BRADSHAW was CC for Tully Mckenny AND George PEMBERTON also. CC to Walter SHURLY with John STEPHENS (STEVENS)
(Note: see also Samuel and William GRUBB of New Castle Co., Delaware, both of Brandywine Hundred in New Castle Co., Delaware, pg 66)
SHIVELY and KENNEDY CONNECTION :
1762 ...15 Apr Michael SHIVELY assignee (1762) of John KENNEDY & Daniel KENNEDY, formerly survd for Peter TOASTEE, 30 Apr 1760; 245 acres at Fallin Waters or Yello Springs on Potomack & great Wagon Road (land the Kennedy’s father bought of Wm RICHEY, since removed to Carolina; ADJ: John SHIVELY.. 20 Apar 1763 - Michael SHIVELY wrote : John KENNEDY hathabscounded and left the Subscribers Bone ...in the hands of his mother Mary KENNEDY “ (Note: The John BRADSHAW son of WILLIAM BRADSHAW & Judith
SUGGS (SCRUGS) MARRIED A KENNEDY (CANADY).
19 Sep 1766 ...I can’t speak English ...Michael Shively. N.d. (Noted?)It appears John KENNEDY, elder brother sold to SHIVELY then left the colony. Danell KENNEDY is an infant & can’t make SHIVELY legal title ...
Hum ....Watching for the Cannedy BRADSHAW/BRATCHER connection of middle
Tennessee, post 1783, desc of William and Judith (Scruggs) Bratcher (Note - many James WRIGHT entries on pg 170), James WILSON mentions JOSEPH BEAKER(Beasher?)pg 166. Page 171 gives John LESHER (could be
BESHER) On Page 72, one can compile along list of names which include JACOB BEIZER; THOMAS CLAYTON; Henry BRINKER.(Brinkers to Livingston Co.,KY)Page 139 JOHN TAYLOR; pg 158 James GIBSON; PG 158 Joshua COLVIN
(CALVIN) PG 163 Jacob BEIZER.
HAMPSHIRE CO VIRGINIA (GS BK # 975.495 p28 , Minute book 1798-1799)
By following the divisions of counties by using the AniMap computer program by “Gold Bugg” (www.goldbug.com), it is possible to trace the counties that became finally Hampshire. We can see the subdivisions as
Old FREDRICK Co became DUNMORE CO VIRGINIA and then HAMPSHIRE CO W. VIRGINIA.
HAMPSHIRE CO VIRGINIA TAX LISTS 1786-1798:
LOOKING FOR THE FATHER OF THOMAS BRASHER WHO DIED AT FOREMAN’S DEFEAT:
1786-1798 ...Dated 10 June: John BRYSOR (Braysors of Gunpowder Hundred MD?)
MD?) ...N/A ....1, NA, 0,1, N/A (Must be the age ranges for family members?)
Jun 20-30 ...John BARGER; Henry BOWERS; John LEWIS; John BUTCHER (confirmed BOUCHER?);
Yeah ....Sep 22, John BOUCHER; John and Phillip BOUGHER pg 35 THOMAS CROUCHER (sic BOUCHER) ( In the Green Co., TN tax lists is oneJacob BOUGHER and from the military lists of Virginia is one Henry BOUGHER,that they cross reference to BRASHER.
WHEN HAMPSHIRE WAS SHANANDOAH CO 1782
Will Book A - pg 392: John S(h)ively, Shanano County ...mentions bro &
sis, viz: Jacob Sively; PeterSively; JosephSively; George Sively; Eve BROWN; Barbary Sively; Elizabeth Sively; Margaret Sively; Magdalene Sively; Mary Sively; and Betty Sively; Exec: Reuben MOORE WTN: _____(German) and John BROWN. dated 30 May 1782
HAMPSHIRE TAX LISTS:
1786-1798 ...Dated 10 May: JacobBISOR ...N/A ....1, NA, 0,3, N/A
1786-1798 ...Dated 10 May: BURGER, Simon & BURGER, Henry
1786-1798 ...Dated 10 June: Henry and Henry Jr. BOUGH; Oct 22 ...Henry BACKER;
1786-1798 ...Dated 10 June: John BROWN , Joseph REEDER; to name a few.
1786-1798 ...Dated 16 MAy: James BUTCHER (BOUSHER)
1786-1798 ...Dated 21 May : Jacob CREGAR (SIC) Seen also as Other Surnames listed , some from Georgene’s pedigree charts.: Totten; Hammock; Hogg; Taylors; Berry; Lewis; Hendricks; Hardin; Creasap (Brashear desc);
Collins; Hall; Colvins; The above variation in spelling reflect the various enumerators. The colony was Dutch/German basically which
accounts for the various spellings of the name which were translated from GERMAN.
FORT JACKSON on the MONOGAHELIA RIVER]
1777...About 1777 Thomas Brasgears, [sic], LT. of PA Militia, served at FORT JACKSON on the MONOGAHELIA RIVER] [ID98]
JAMES PRIBBLE made deposition in Pendleton Co KY and mentioned THOMAS BRASGEAR [sic] and GABRIEL EAKIN. ...James Pribble enlisted in March 1777 as a substitute for his father,
Stephen Pribble, under the command ofWILLIAM CRAWFORD and MAJOR THOMAS HUGHS (Relative of Hardin and Bezers).The company officers were JESSE PIGGMAN, LT. JOSEPH VAN METER and CHARLES SWAN. He marched to ASKINS Fort on Ten Mile Creek in WashingtonCo., PA. [He was at that time a resident of that County and State and remained at said Fort Headquarters and performed militia duty for 6
months.There were no troops at that fort in the year except the troops to which he belonged, and their business was to guard at the Forts and occasionally as the commanding officer.COLONEL CRAWFORD commanded, they ordered out detachments to range through the
country along the line settlements to prevent the Indians who were believed and said to be in alliance with the BRITISH, from entering the settlements. Washington Co, PA., was at that time a frontier section, and all male white people over 16 and under 45 were held as minute men in the militia of the State and held ready to march at a moment's notice
and to continue until the close of the Revolutionary War.All Forts, Garrisons, etc., were guarded to prevent the British and Indians from entering.A great number of young men would volunteer so the older men
with families could stay at home and raise crops.
In March 1778, while still living in Washington Co., PA, there was a call for the usual number of militia to go to the Forts.He at the time being 16 years of age, and held to duty, tendered his services to go to
the Forts and as a militia man to march against the same officers under
whom he served in the year 1777. In March 1779 there was another call for men, and he again enlisted in order that his father could remain home.He marched under Capt. Joseph Van Hester, brother to the Captain and Ensign John Manning as a Militia man and marched first to ANKIM'S Fort; then to Fort WHEELING, now the city of Wheeling, on the Ohio River, and at the mouth of Dunkerd's Creek which empties into the Monogahala River where they were frequently induced within small
detachment to retreat. In this year he served at least 5 months. In the year he was still held as a minute man, ready to march at a moments warning, under the same officers.
...He often met and marched with militia from Fort Jackson [mentions remembering THOMAS BRASGEARS, [sic] LT. of FT. JACKSON. THOMAS BRAZIER died at FOREMAN'S defeat-1777]
[QUESTION...Could this THOMAS BOSHEARS be the brother of WILLIAM BOSHEARS and is probably the THOMAS BRAZER who appears in the companies exploring Kentucky in 1773 with WILLIAM LYNN [sic LINN} and later appears with WILLIAM BRAZER with land warrants issued in KY [see THOMAS CLARK connection]. It may be his sons and nephews who were later issued
land in the Tennessee warrants. It may be his sons along with WILLIAM BRASHEAR and SARAH BRASHEARS who we are trying to account for.
THOMAS BOSHER [IF = BRASHEAR] served on the Continental Line under JAMES CLARK with service from NC.
Thomas BRAZIER and WM LINN CONNECTION
1777...Thomas BRAZIER and WM LINN CONNECTION, [Same as above?], mentioned in deposition given by ELIAS TOLIN at his house in Montgomery Co., KY 1804: [The Colvens were in same Co].
"That in 1775 himself in company with WILLIAM LYNN, THOMAS CLARK, ANDREW LYNN, and THOMAS BRASIER traveled and built cabins in the largest creek between upper Blue Licks and Slate Creek on west side of Licking and we
called it Flat Creek and have never heard any other name for it."
pg 572...deposition of ELIAS TOLIN , In the year 1775 Deponent came to KY in the company of WM LINN, ANDREW LINN, THOMAS CLARK, THOMAS BRAZIER, JN CRITTENDON, T.
FARROW, & GEO ROGERS CLARK.""And we came to Sommerset Creek and there camped and WILLIAM LINN turned from the company to explore the country and to kill deer, and after being out a short time came into camp with two large buckskins which he informed us he had killed them both at a lick and Thornton Farrow and Jn Crittendon and George Rogers Clark were
absent from camp for a short time and when they returned they informed us they had been making improvements and the next dayfollowing the deponent went out buffalo hunting and got lost from the company and fell into this creek below the lick and [there] fell upon the trail of the
company that had sent out before and followed on the same trail to this lick we are now at and there found, or rather, the two first letters of the name on a tree, and pursued the same trail into the above mentioned
camp, and there I mentioned of coming by the said lick where I was lost and William Linn replied that was Buck Lick and after that the company came to this lick and William Linn in presence of this deponent called it Buck Lick and after that we continued to call the lick and creek by that name. I suppose the distance from Sommerset Creek to thehead____10 miles. [this lick was later called GRASSEY LICK; SEE SAME PAGE]
1792 ...Claims adj in Treasury Dept - Certificated issued, claims settled under particular Circumstances (#E 255.C589 - 1991 "The Pension Lists of 1792-1795, pg 149) John BOSHER assignedCertificate dated 16 Jun 1794 - Settelment 5507- Type A, Matross of South Carolina Line.
Interest dated 1781 amt $ 346.89
1772...John Busher (Jr?) (#2?) received land on Cane Creek of Tyger River in Spartenburg South Carolina.(Mill's Atlas-Published 1828)
Insert John BRAZIR of Grainger Co., TN., 1799-1800