Data I have compiled regarding Norvill (Norvel) Mullican:
1. Norvel R. Mullican, son of Thomas Mullican Jr. and Mary Tillman was born about 1824 in Mississippi. He married Rachel Strahan, daughter of Asa Strahan and Sarah Hendry on 14 Dec 1848 in Copiah Co, Mississippi. She was born on 30 Sep 1827 in Mississippi. She died on 18 Feb 1895 in Copiah Co, Mississippi.
Notes for Norvel R. Mullican:
1850 census - Copiah Co, Miss Page 233a Line 1 HN 345 Family 345 Mullican-Norral R-26-M-Farmer-$300 -Mi;
1860 census - Copiah Co, Miss Page 829 Line 6 HN 372 Family 383 Mulliken-N.-R.--40-M-Farmer-$1,600-$4,000 -MS
1870 census - Copiah Co, Miss; P.O. Crystal Springs - page 138a - family 250 (name spelled Norrell) Mullican, Norrell - 50
From: "Marriage Records, Copiah County, Mississippi 1844-1859" Compiled by Miss Mary E. Thomas; page 28
502. Norvill R. Mullican and Rachel Strahan - Dec. 14, 1848; G. W. Strahan, Bondsman; James A. Sturgis, J.P.
There is a Copiah County record of marriage between Thomas Davis and Malinda Miller showing N. R. Mullican as bondsman. He was also bondsman for the marriage of George W. Strahan & Martha Miller. Malinda and Martha were his half-sisters. Norvel's wife Rachel was sister to George W.
Land Patent Records show the following land purchase in Mississippi by the authority of the April 24, 1820 Cash Entry Sale (3 Stat. 566). Under this act land could be purchased for $1.25 or by the highest bidder. The purchase by Norvel (name spelled Norvil on patent record) was in Copiah County and the land office was Jackson. Copies of the original can be obtained on line on the Internet at http://www.glorecords.blm.govhttp://www.glorecords.blm.gov.
Legal Land Descriptions:
Date - Nr.Aliquot - Sec/Blk - Township - Range - Fract. - Meridian - Acres - Parts - Sect.
3/1/1859 - 1 - S1/2NW - 31/ - 1-N - 2-W - N - CHOCTAW - 80
Notes for Rachel Strahan:
Rachel and daughter Laura are buried in Damascas Baptist Church Cemetery. It is located 1 mile north of Hazlehurst, Copiah Co, Mississippi.
Parents of Thomas and of Mary are best guess at this time.Further research is needed.
2. Thomas Mullican Jr., son of Thomas Mullican and Millie Routon was born between 1794-1800 in South Carolina. He died before Oct 1824 in Lawrence Co, Mississippi. He married Mary Tillman, daughter of Hayden Tillman and Sarah Martin on 04 May 1819 in Lawrence Co, Mississippi.
3. Mary Tillman, daughter of Hayden Tillman and Sarah Martin was born about 1800 in Georgia. She died after 1850 in Mississippi.
Notes for Thomas Mullican Jr.:
Thomas Mullikin listed as a taxpayer in Hinds County in 1822, along with a Richard K. Mullikin (CLW - probably should be Richard R.)
From Garvis White: “Thomas died before October 25, 1824. There is very little information in the Chancery Court Records in Monticello, Lawrence Co, Mississippi; Box 8, Case No. 5262; Hayden Tillman and Eli Garner, Administrator of Thomas Mulecan, deceased.”
Recorded in marriage records in Lawrence Co, Mississippi, two Mullicans are mentioned. One is Thomas Mulican's marriage to Mary Tilmon - applied 5/3/1819, returned 5/4/1819. Bondsmen were Haiden Tilman and Thomas Mulliken. Francis Tilman was the J.P.
The other is for George W. Miers and Nancy Pernell on 10/12/1822 with bondsman of Richard R. Mullican.
Candidates for Thomas' parents: Thomas Mullican & Millie Roten who have a son Thomas Jr born 1794-1800 - Greenville Co, South Carolina.
Some Rootsweb Trees show Thomas Mullican & Sarah Brown as the mother of Thomas. Family Search.org has records that disprove this. Thomas and Sarah were not married until 21 May 1791. By 1802 Thomas was remarried to Eleanor McKay. They had a son named Thomas who stayed in the Talbot County, Maryland area and died there in 1880. http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=/eng/search/ancestorsearchresults.asphttp://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=/eng/search/ancestorsearchresults.asp
Notes for Mary Tillman:
Mary as a daughter of Hayden and Sarah is a best guess at this time. More research is needed.
Tillmans (Tilmons) in the 1820 Lawrence Co Mississippi Census:
Mary Tillman Mullican MIller and her daughter Amelia Ann Mullican Clement were organizational members of the Bethesda Baptist Church that was organized February 21, 1846 by members coming out of the Palestine Baptist Church. Isaac Riser gave the land, the deed was dated March 31, 1846, Hinds County, Mississippi.
Mary's servants Nice and Paris were members, also.
Mary Tillman and Thomas Mullican Jr. had the following children:
i. Amelia Ann Mullican, daughter of Thomas Mullican Jr. and Mary Tillman was born in Sep 1822 in Copiah Co, Mississippi. She died after 1900 in Prob Ellis Co,Texas. She married William Sidney Clement, son of Stephen Duff Clement and Leanna Jones on 28 Dec 1837 in Crystal Springs, Copiah Co, Mississippi. He was born on 06 Dec 1807 in Edgefield Co, South Carolina. He died after 14 Oct 1875 in Ellis Co, Texas.
Notes for Amelia Ann Mullican: 1900 Census - Ellis County, Texas
Amelia Ann is living with her son William G. in Ellis County in 1900. She is 77 years old. The census shows that she was the mother of 5 children with 4 still living. Records indicate these would be Algernon, William, Dora, and Anna. The person that gave the information to the census taker may not have known that Amelia actually gave birth to 12 children. The census also shows that she could read, write, and speak English.
The 1900 census states that her father was born in South Carolina and her mother was born in Virginia.
Bethesda Baptist Church in Terry was organized February 21, 1846 by members coming out of the Palestine Baptist Church. Isaac Riser gave the land, deed dated March 31, 1846, Hinds County, Mississippi. The organizers were Rev S. Thigpen, R. Warner and Deacon M. Granberry.
Organizational members included Amelia A. Clement and her mother Mary Tillman Mullican Miller. In addition, the Martins (Eliza, Thomas, and Charles) were organizational members. They are William Clement's sister, brother-in-law, and nephew.
Winnie Thomson, daughter of Theodosia Dora Clement Thomson, wrote a letter dated April 15, 1966. In it she lists Amelia's siblings as:
Brother, Norval Mullican
Half brother and sisters, Aaron Miller, Martha Malinda Miller Davis, Mrs. Miller Strayhand. (Note from C. Wren - should be Malinda K. Miller Davis and Martha Miller Strahan)
Mississippi was admitted to the United States in 1817. Copiah County, Mississippi was formed from Hinds and Franklin Counties in 1823.
Notes for William Sidney Clement: 1830 Census - Bibb Co, Alabama 1840 Census - Hinds Co, Mississippi 1850 Census - Hinds Co, Mississippi
1860 Census - Hinds Co, Mississippi (Post Office-Terry's Depot) 1870 Census - Ellis Co, Texas
Clements in 1830 Census - Alabama - Bibb Co William with 1 male 20-30; 1 male 30-40; 1 male 40-50. Washington with 2 males 20-30; 1 female 15-20.
Land Patent Records show William purchased the following land by the authority of the April 24, 1820 Cash Entry Sale (3 Stat. 566). Under this act land could be purchased for $1.25 or by the highest bidder. Copies of the originals can be obtained on line on the Internet at http://www.glorecords.blm.govhttp://www.glorecords.blm.gov.
Purchased in Bibb Co, Alabama - Land Office Cahaba - St. Stephens Meridian on 7/1/1831; 159.24 acres; Part SE; Sec/Blk 30; Township Range 22-N/9E.
Purchased in Hinds Co, Mississippi - Land Office Mt. Salus - Choctaw Meridian on 12/10/1840; 80.03 acres; Part E1/2NW; Sec/Blk 32; Township Range 3N/1W.
The 1850 census shows a male named Oliver, age 19, living with the family in Hinds County, Mississippi. This is George Washington's son.
William Sidney and other Clement family members pledged contributions to support the "Mississippi Baptist", a denominational paper, published in Jackson. They were members of the
County Line Baptist Church.
Family tradition:The family plantation home was used by Union troops during the Civil War. Also, it was told that the family buried the silver in the back yard to keep the Yankees from taking it. After the war, conditions were dismal, so William sold his land and moved his family from Hinds County in 1866. They first settled in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana near Samuel Garrison, but stayed only a short time. Then family moved on to Ellis County, Texas arriving about 1867. The first record of William that I have found is in Ellis County is in the tax records for 1868.
Land records in Hinds County, Mississippi show that William Sidney purchased land from W.T. Moore and wife December 6, 1854; from P.C. Hardin December 29, 1855; from Leonora (Leanna, his mother) Clement December 9, 1861; from W. D. Terry June 28, 1862.
William’s children Rough and Ready, and Buena Vista were born after the Mexican War (April 1846 - September 1847). President Zachary Taylor participated in the Seminole Wars (1837-38), winning promotion to Brigadier general as well as the nickname Old Rough and Ready.
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