Re: Joel Mullins, born VA @ 1772
Here is a something I got from E. (Mullins) Bradley of TN:
My family ancestor is John H. Mullins, SR. (1752-1807); he married Joanna Terry (born about 1754 and died after 1827)about 1775.Their children were:Edmund, Lucinda, Oney, Joel Franklin, Giles Collins, Thomas R., John H. Jr., and Collins.John H. Sr. died in 1807 in Charlotte County, VA.
In 1823, a sign was posted throughout Virginia that there was a wagon trail through Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.Six of Joanna's children and their families, along with Joanna, packed up and moved to Rutherford County, TN.
The story is told in our family that Joanna, during that trip, rocked in her big rocking chair that John had carved for her.When one of her sons said, "Momma, get on the wagon.It is time to go."Joanna asked "where does my rocker go?".When she was told there was no room for her rocker, she said, "if my rocker doesn't go, I don't go."So her rocker was tied to one of the animals.It is said that the first item taken off every afternoon and the last item put on every morning was Joanna's rocker.It is said that she rocked her way across Virgina, NC, and TN.They arrived in Rutherford Co., TN in 1824.
John H. Mullins, Jr. (1979-1861) Married Mary "Polly" Adams (1795-1860) in 1813 in VA.Their children:James, David Adam, John H. III, Mary "Polly", Jesse, and Martha.
This David Adam is the one somehow associated with my people in Wingo, Ky.I believe they arrived there in about 1840.