William Young Cavin 1798 - 1885 Fallstown Township Iredell County, NC
I am trying to clear up several questions regarding the family tree of William Y. Cavin. I have the family bible of James Y. Cavin (William Y.'s third son)that he purchased July 14, 1865. In it are the names, birth dates and some deaths of most of the family. He was apparently relying on his memory as there are some dates names and ages that either do not make sense or agree with the census information. William Y. seems to have 17 childern to his credit, the first born when he was 24 and the last when he was in his 70's! It looks as though he may have had a brother, but I have no other info on their parents or where they originated. Here are the names as listed in James Y.'s bible....
William Y. (Young) Cavin Nov 10, 1798 - Feb. 12, 1885
Married Elizabeth Miller Born ? died Jun 14, 1868
Rosannah July 22 1822 - Aug 31, 1843
William J. Sep 12, 1824 - ? 7th NC Regiment CSA
Jane Calina Dec 5, 1825 - ?
Rebella Loveina Jun 30, 1827 - Dec 10, 1899 (Perth Cemetary)
John Y. Nov. 28, 1828 - Dec 10, 1899
Aseneth Commilla Dec 27, 1830 - ?
Zylphia Rosanna July 30, 1832 - Sep 9, 1913 (Perth)
James Y. Dec 7, 1833 - ?(His Bible)
Dovey Neomi Aug 8, 1835 - ?
Julious W. Mar 23, 1837 - Sep 19, 1846
Sarah Jane Elizabeth Nov 11, 1838 - Jun 14, 1857
Martin Demsey Aug 8, 1840 - May 12, 1842
Martha Caroline Feb 25, 1847 - ?
Margret Ann Euphemia Mar 3, 1849 - Feb 9, 1905
Pinkney P. Jul 10, 1852 - Jul 24, 1854
William Columbus Pressley Jun 14, 1868 - Sep 7, 1962
William Columbus Pressley was my great grand father. The story is that his mother died when he was born and his father (William Y.) left the farm and baby for the two oldest daughters living at home to raise and care for. the old man - now in his 70's moved to China Grove, married and had another child. A son named Samuel.
Any additional information is greatly appreciated. I have a lot of William Y. Cavin tax reciepts and various other paperwork that I am going through now.
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