I very much enjoyed this post on the Pullen family. I do not descend from them, but I research the Henry Henry family. Three of the children of Henry Henry married three of the children of Loftis Pullen / Pullin. I had long suspectd that Henry Henry was from Chester Co. or Lancaster Co. PA and this just adds more fuel to that belief.
Henry Henry lived between War Branch and Muddy Creek, in the part of Augusta Co. Va that became Rockingham, where Mt. Clinton is today. He turned tithable in Augusta Co. VA in 1750. I assume that he was born ca 1734. His children began to be born at least by 1760. His wife was Mary. I suspicion that there is a strong tie with the Chestnut, Curry, Callahan, Gilmore, and Pullen / Pullin families.
I have copies of the marriage bonds and the written notes from the father, Henry Henry, for the two girls to have permission to marry. They also have the signatures of the two Pullen boys. He signed them, Your Friend, Henry Henry, and I suspicion that he may have been an Irish Quaker, but I have no other proof of that.
The three children of Henry Henry and Mary who married children of Loftus Pullen / Pullin and Anne Jinny (Usher) are:
Thomas Pullen / Pullin married Jane Henry, 18 Feb. 1794, Rockingham Co., VA. Jane was born approximately 1760 and in the part of Augusta Co. that became Rockingham. She died 1855 in Pendleton Co. VA. (I am sure that her death date has come from something off the Internet.)
Samuel Pullen / Pullin married Sarah Henry, 2 Jan. 1793, Rockingham Co. VA. (Some people read this wrong and think it is signed by Henry Henry and Sarah (a wife). It is simply Henry Henry signing for his dau. Sarah.
Hugh Henry married Martha "Patsy" Pullen, 10 Jun. 1794, Bath Co. VA. Hugh was born ca 1772 and died in Jefferson Co. TN after the 1840 and before the 1850 census. Martha died in the same time period.As far as I can tell, they only had one child, Loftus P.(Pullen, I am sure, but no proof) Henry. Loftus P. Henry ended up with all their land and there was no will for Hugh. Loftus P. Henry named his first son Hugh and his first daughter, Martha.
It was this unusual name that helped me solve the Henrys!!! When Gendex used to be on the Internet, I was scrolling one Sunday morning through all the Hugh Henrys and when I found the marriage of Hugh Henry and Martha "Patsy" Pullen, I knew that I had the right Henry family!
There was quite a trek over the mountain between these two families. I think there had to be a strong link between the families perhaps in Chester Co. or Lancaster Co. PA for them to have three marriages.
Here are some of my posts on Henry Henry, their father. Th
See post 5198 on the Henry Genforum. This is just a tiny piece of the post. I trace the land back to when the King owned it and gave Royal Grants to land speculators.
Deed Book 11 Augusta Co. VA: Page 310.--15th February, 1763. William Chesnut, farmer, to Henry Henry, £5, 80 acres on Muddy Creek, a branch of the North River of Shanandoe, part of 400 acres on which Chesnut now lives. Daniel Callachan's land on Green's old line; line of Wood's land. Delivered: Andrew Johnston by your order, March, 1770.
Also you can see Henry Genforum 5121 with my post on Henry Henry and his children. Some corrections need to be made:
I know what happened to all of the children except Mary and James. John did serve in the Revolution but not at Kings Mt. He has a pension record. In President Abrahan Lincoln's uncle's pension there is found an affadavit for this John Henry of Jefferson Co.TN attesting the service of the Lincoln. The Lincolns lived on Linville Creek, just a short distance from Muddy Creek and War Branch in Rockingham Co. VA.
Son Joseph remained in Rockingham Co. on the home place unmarried until he died and his brother Samuel, a wealthy merchant, purchased the lands of Joseph.
Samuel bought out James, and James and his wife, Elizabeth Green, dau. of Francis,moved somewhere else. I have been unable to tell where they moved.
I don't know what happened to the daughter, Mary.
From what document or proofs do you gather the siblings for Loftus and determine his parents? The names of siblings certainly make sense when looking at the names of his children.
Thank you for your good research!!! Doris Noland Parton Co-http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~henrydna/administrator of the Henry DNA Surname Project