The information below was located by me during a trip to the Carter County Genealogical Society, located at 35 Sunset Drive, Ardmore, Oklahoma. While there I was able to locate a binder of information regarding the SUGG/SUGGS families.I have compiled some of the information below and am planning another trip there to collect more info at a later date.
This information starts with Thomas Sugg, son of George and Sarah (Ives) Sugg and will continue through information I have to date.
It is 42 pages long.I am listing this in hopes of helping others and possibly getting more information of others regarding this family.
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SOME HISTORY ON THE SUGG/SUGGS FAMILY
BY: Wynona G. Maxey
The information below was located by me, during a trip to the Carter County Genealogical Society, located at 35 Sunset Drive, Ardmore, Oklahoma.While there I was able to locate a binder of information regarding the Sugg/Suggs families.I have compiled some of the information below and am planning another trip there to collect more information at a later date.
I have started this with Thomas Sugg, son of George and Sarah Ives Sugg and will continue through what information I have to date.
Thomas Sugg, son of George and Sarah Ives Sugg was born about 1690.
From the Tithable List of Norfolk County, Virginia on 10 June 1730, Thomas was living next door to his father.This was the location being from the Suggs Mill to Deep Creek.By November 31, 1731, the Norfolk County Tithables gives his location between Mr. Sugg’s Mill and Mr. Bachelder’s Mill on the west side of the Southern Branch.When Captain Willis Wilson took the Tithable List for Norfolk County from Deep Creek to the Bridge and above Bridge to Northwest landing on June 10, 1736.Thomas Sugg was listed with negro in which was most likely Harey (Harry) who was listed in the Jun 10, 1735 Tithable List for Thomas Sugg.
Although information on his early life is scare, he is believed to be the Thomas Sugg who received a Grant of 400 acres (Deed Book 16, Pg. 229) in Anson County, North Carolina in 1758.
Proof that Thomas was in Anson County by October 23, 1759 is found in a record (Deed Book 19, Pg. 23) in which he appoints Solomon Hanbury as his Attorney to dock the initial of 75 acres of land he received from his father, so the land could be sold to John Mercer.Excerpts from George Sugg’s Will of September 2, 1734 are quoted in the document.Witnesses were Calib Wallis and Joel Sugg.
On the same day (October 23, 1759) Thomas sells back to his brother-in-law and sister, Jacob and Priscilla Allen (Deed Book 19, Pg. 23) the Mill and 10 acres left to Priscilla by her father.She was listed in her father’s Will as Priscilla Maund.However, the next year on March 30, 1735, she leased the Mill and land to Thomas and gave her name as Priscilla Caton.This Anson County, North Carolina document dated October 23, 1759 (Deed Book 19, Pg. 23) explains William Maund, the grandson of William Maund, Senior reference to “I given to Mother Prissila Allin” in his Will dated February 7, 1761 (Will Book 7, Pg. 27) in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.
Thomas Sugg may have originally settled in Bladen County, North Carolina after he left Virginia.On January 10, 1754 Thomas Sugg, called a carpenter, sold 300 acres in Bladen County, North Carolina to William Owen of Duplin County, North Carolina.A Thomas Sugg had received 400 acres on a branch of the Pee Dee River on July 1, 1763 (Deed Book 2, Pg. 206).
Anson County, North Carolina Tax List of 1763 shows a George Sugg, Thomas Sugg, Thomas Sugg, Jr. and Rasha Sugg.Rasha and George are polled by themselves with 1 Poll Tax where Thomas Sugg and Thomas, Jr. were together with 2 Poll Tax persons.
Thomas Franklin of Anson County, North Carolina, a blacksmith and his wife Ann, sold to Thomas Sugg, Junior 100 acres on March 22 1763, which was a Grant to Thomas Sugg, Senior on the West side of Little River July 1, 1758, adjoined Beck line.Witness Joseph Murpe, Frances Fedwork and Thomas Sugg, Senior (Deed Book 3, Pr. 49).
On November 4, 1763 in Anson County, North Carolina, Thomas Sugg and wife, May deeded 100 acres to William Spenser which “said” Thomas patented on July 1, 1758, with Ra(o)sha Sugg and James Attaway as witness with land adjoin to that of Thomas Randal(Deed Book 3, Pr. 108).
Two years later, on October 15, 1765, in Deed Book 3, Pg. 953, Thomas Sugg and wife, Mary, sold 100 acres to William Spenser “land granted to Thomas Sugg July 1, 1758 and by said Sugg to Thomas Franklin and from Thomas Franklin to Thomas Sugg, Junior now to Spenser.”Thomas Sugg, Jr. sold the land to Thomas Franklin and his wife, Ann, in March of 1763 with Thomas Sugg, Sr. as a witness.
Thomas received 640 acres in 1763 “on the middle of Little River” (Deed Book 18, Pr. 402) and Deed Book 15, Pg. 497).Spenser also bought 100 acres granted to Thomas Sugg on July 1 1758 from George Sugg and his wife, Saray, in 1767 (Deed Book H-I, Pg. 159).Thomas Sugg and wife, Mary, had deeded the land to George on February 2, 1769.No explanation for the discrepancies in the dates can be given; they are so recorded on the original documents.
Apparently Thomas Sugg, Sr. grandson of George and Sarah Ives Sugg married a woman named Mary, maiden name unknown.The dates are such that one could conclude the possibility of all these records being of the same man and his son’s.From records so far unearthed in Anson County, North Carolina, it would appear the children of Thomas Sugg, Sr. and Mary include: George, Harbert, Horatio, Raosha, Richard, Robert and Thomas Jr.The Ann, wife of Thomas Franklin could be a daughter.
Thomas Sugg and wife, Mary, sold to George Sugg, both of Anson County, North Carolina, on February 2, 1761 (Deed Book 6, Pg. 95) 100 acres which was granted to Thomas Sugg on July 1, 1758.This deed was witnessed by Jno. Jetfrey, Thomas Franklin and James Attaway.From the Anson County Taxables for the year 1763, George Sugg is shown with 1 Poll Tax.The Loyalist claims of Major James Cotton’s Accounts of 1776, list George Sugg among many who were on the outstanding debts due him.
Harbert Sugg is listed in the Petition to Governor, Council and Assembly of inhabitants of the upper end of Anson County for a division to form Montgomery County, this being in February 1779, list number 2.Some times the name Harbert is spelled Herbert.
From the Loyalist claims of Major James Cotton’s Accounts of 1776 list Horatio Sugg like his possible brother George Sugg were among many who were on the outstanding debts due him.
Tax List in Montgomery County, North Carolina shows in 1782 among list Rasha Si(u)ggs, invalid, 200 acres.From November 4, 1763 (Deed Book 3, Pg. 108) land that Thomas Sugg and wife, Mary sold to William Spencer of 100 acres was one of the witnesses.The Anson County Taxable for the year 1763, Rasha Sugg is shown with 1 Poll Tax.
On October 12, 1774 Court Minutes (CM 1774, Pg. 135) shows that Richard Suggs was a Constable according to the Anson County, North Carolina records.Benjamin Smith of Anson County, North Carolina sold 75 acres to William Yerly on July 25 1760 (Deed Book 6, Pg. 39) wherein witnesses were David Dumas, William Snuggs and Richard Snuggs.Anson County Court Minutes of 1771-1774, shows on January 14, 1773, list Richard Snuggs, Constable.Benjamin Griffin deeded to Richard Snuggs on Wednesday, April 13, 1774, which was proven by Robert Snuggs.
Robert Snuggs/Sugg along with Abraham Belyeu and John Cheek witnessed on February 1767 the deed of William Yearly (Irby) and wife, Margaret, who sold 75 acres on South side of Pee Dee beginning at Young’s Island on the River bank and Aaron Smith’s corner (Deed Book H-I, Pg. 21).On January 1772, John Davis deed to William Irby and proven by Robert Snuggs (Court Minutes 1771-1777, Pg. 72).
Thomas Sugg, son of George and Sarah Ives Sugg may have been the one who received and Land Grant in New Hanover County, North Carolina in 1749.The same Thomas who was named a Vestryman in Saint Gabriel’ Parish on March 17, 1749, when Duplin County was cut off from New Hanover County.Then it is possibly that this could have been the same man who was later in Anson County, North Carolina.
A Thomas Eldridge Sugg is mentioned in Duplin County on April 14, 1752, selling to Samuel Eldridge (Deed Book 1, Pg. 130) “land granted to Thomas Sugg by patent on 13 April 1749”.Whether or not the middle name “Eldridge” should correctly be applied to this man it is very questionable.It appears that perhaps the Elderidge has been crossed through and it is possible that the person making the record mixed up the surnames of the two men involved.
Some have also said that William Aldridge in North Cumberland County, North Carolina listed a daughter Sarah, wife of Thomas Sugg.However, this report is in error.The document cited for January 24, 1724 (WB 1718-1726, Pg. 359) list daughter, Sarah Sugg.
On the day after Thomas Sugg and Samuel Eldridge made their deal, Thomas Sugg sold to Tomas Alltaman (Deed Book 1, Pg. 132) land granted to “said” Sugg by patent April 13, 1749.
Thomas Sugg and wife Frances sold land to James Moore on April 29, 1769, land that Thomas purchased from William Magee on March 31, 1757 (Deed Book G, Pg. 186-188).When Thomas purchased the land from Magee he was listed as Thomas Sugg, Jr.
On November 15, 1753, a Thomas Sugg (more than likely son of George Sugg and Sarah Ives) of Duplin County, North Carolina received a 320 acre land grant.Could it be that the same man (Thomas, son of George Sugg and Sarah Ives) who is mentioned in the settlement of the Estate of John Holbrook in Bertie County, North Carolina in 1744 be one in the same?
Another Thomas Sugg appears in Craven County, North Carolina in 1762, when he sells (Deed Book 2, Pg. 382) 162 acres patented to William Sugg in 1739 to Joseph Rhem.William Sugg patented 140 acres on the north side of the Trent River on Wilson’s Creek (Colonial Records, Book 4, Pg. 440).Was this Thomas Sugg his son?
William Snuggs (Sugg) was on of three witnesses for the Benjamin Smith sell of 75 acres William Yearly on October 12, 1774 (Deed Book 6, Pg.39).
No factual determination has been made connecting Thomas Sugg of Duplin and the Thomas Sugg of Anson County.All records perhaps refer to the same individual or may not.Breakdown of the dates show that after 1752 in Duplin County only Thomas Sugg, Jr. and Thomas Sugg with wife, Frances are mentioned.
From this study of information it would seem possible Thomas Sugg, son of George Sugg and Sarah Ives may have married a Sarah possible Aldridge/Eldridge with family consisting of possible as follows:
Thomas Sugg, Sr. who married a Mary.
Kesiah Sugg who married possible a William McGee
Sarah Sugg who married possible a Thomas Attmore
Elizabeth Sugg who married possible a Joseph Rehem
Priscilla Sugg who married Possible a Ben Atkinson
Aquilla Sugg, Jr. who married Lucy Reading
John Sugg, Sr. who married Elizabeth Murphry
Absalom Sugg, Sr. who married possible a Vinil Bunn
(Absalom and Vinil were my 5th Great Grandparents)
Aquilla, Jr., John, Sr. and Absalom, Sr. may have left the New Hanover/Duplin County, North Carolina area after their possible father, Thomas Sugg’s death, where upon they settled on land granted to them in Johnston and Dobbs County, North Carolina.
Aquilla Sugg, Jr. may have been known as Captain Aquilla Sugg:
a) 21 March 1760, Captain Aquilla Sugg was granted (File # 22) 700 acres in Johnston County, North Carolina
b) 21 March 1760 Captain Aquilla Sugg was granted (Fail # 23) 605 acres in Johnston County, North Carolina
c) 13 January 1761 Aquilla Sugg was granted (File # 85) 527 acres in Johnston County, North Carolina
John Sugg, Sr. had the following grants:
a) 7 October 1756 JohnSugg was granted (File # 938) 250 acres in Johnston County, North Carolina (Bk. 15, Pg. 191)
b) 8 April 1778 John Sugg was granted (File # 434) 50 acres in Dobbs County, North Carolina (Bk. 15, Pg. 22)
c) 3 April 1779 John Sugg was granted (File # 444) 50/35 (and/or) acres of land in Dobbs County, North Carolina (Bk. 50, Pg. 27)
d) 24 January 1784 John Sugg was granted (File # 425) 274 acres in Dobbs County, North Carolina
e) 19 March 1784 John Sugg sold this above grant (File # 425) of 274 acres to John McNuse. Chain Carriers were Absalom and Josiah Sugg.Entry # 545 sheet says fifty acres and the Survey sheet #1599 for Entry # 545 says 35 acres.
Absalom Sugg had the following grants:
a) 9 April 1764 Absalom Sugg was granted (File # 602) 250 acres in Dobbs County, North Carolina (Bk. 23, Pg. 69).Cain B., John Sugg and Thomas Crans.
b) 20 December 1778 Absalom Sugg was granted (File # 639) 100 acres in Dobbs County, North Carolina (Bk. 56, Pg. 157).
GEORGE SUGG, JR.
George Sugg, Jr., son of George and Sarah Ives Suggs, was born about 1704, according to most estimates and died in 1758.He married Judith Tyson, according to the Tyson Records.From North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 1, Number 4, says his Will was written on October 29, 1758 in Halifax or Edgecombe County, North Carolina.Named children: Nimrod, Joel, George, Allen, Lucy, Tyson, Fanny and Sarah.
In 1758, George Sugg gave his son Joel Sugg 200 acres on the Tarr River near Tyson Creek.This was land that George Sugg had cleared for a wheat field and it was adjacent to land owned by Robert Williams (Deed Book 3, Pg. 399).That same year he gave his son George Sugg 200 acres on the north side of the Tarr River near Tyson Creek on the south side of the branch whereon the “farmyard” stood.Part of the land George Sugg had purchased from Richard Allen on March 12, 1749 and part he received fro the Agents of the Earl of Granville (Deed Book 3, Pg. 398).Also, in 1758, he gave his son Allen Sugg 500 acres on the north side of Tyson Creek and the Tan Yard branch.It was part of the land George bought from Richard Allen (Deed Book 3, Pg. 399).
George apparently received a 400 acre Grant in Edgecombe County on February 14, 1739/40 (North Carolina Colonial Records, Book 4, Pg. 340).On June 7, 1756, George Sugg sold to Frederick Harget both of Beaufort County, North Carolina, 400 acres as by Deed from Earl of Granville Agents on May 14, 1746 (Deed Book 3, Pg. 288).Witnesses were Henry Ellis and John Williams.Richard Allen bought 200 acres from George Sugg on the south side of the Tarr River on Pilkington’s line.George reserved for himself one acre of land at the landing adjoining the river, which was land he bought from Thomas Williams (Deed Book 3, Pg. 283).Witnesses were John Barrow and John (last name unknown).
In 1752, Moses Tyson of Beaufort County deeded to George Sugg and John Hardee, Administrators of the Estate of Benjamin Forbes of Beaufort County, 100 acres in Beaufort on the south side of the Tarr River beginning at Sam Tyson’s branch.The land was originally patented by Cornelius Tyson on November 11, 1739 (Deed Book 3, Pg. 94).Witnesses were Richard Allen, William Stafford and John Harrington.
Later in 1752, George Sugg bought from Major Tyson, land in Craven County (200 acres on Tyson Creek and Phillips Branch).This purchase was from Thomas Tyson, with witnesses Rachel and Sabra Tyson.
In 1755, the Court Records of New Bern, North Carolina shows Moses, John and Abraham Tyson against Edmond Tyson, concerning land on Tarr River, where Edmond Tyson lived which he had sold at venue to highest bidder, George Sugg (Deed Book 3, Pg. 255).Witnesses were Abraham Tyson and Robert Williams.
In 1757, George Sugg sold to Abraham Tyson 200 acres on the south side of the branch “whereon the farmyard” stands.Part of this land George purchased of Richard Allen by a deed of the Earl of Granville (Deed Book 3, Pg. 296) and witnessed by John Barrow and John (last name unknown).
Land records show he deeded land and a negro to Joel Sugg (Deed Book 3, Pg. 399) to George Sugg, (known as George Sugg, II; George A. Sugg and even George Augustus Sugg) and to Allen Sugg in 1758.The Tyson Records say that Lucy Sugg married Abraham Tyson, to whom George also deeded land.In 1760 (Deed Book 3, Pg. 492), Granville made a grant of 640 acres in Beaufort County, North Carolina to Abraham Tyson, in “Trust for Joel Sugg”.
A deed date 1 May 1798, (Deed Book 10, Pg. 299), shows that Richard Rives, Bird Dupree, Celea Dupree, Rebecca Forbes, Mary Brown, Elizabeth Williamson, William Gwaltney, George Suggs, Peter Suggs and Fanny Tyson, all of Pitt County, North Carolina, jointly sold a tract of land, which was formally sold to Peter Rives.
Nimrod Sugg, son of George Sugg, Jr. and wife, Judith Tyson no info has been found, except his mention in his father’s Will of 1758.
Joel Sugg, son of George Sugg, Jr. and wife, Judith Tyson was born about 1748 from most family researchers’ estimates and most likely Edgecombe County, North Carolina.He died on about April 3, 1781 in Pitt County, North Carolina (as seen on DAR Patriot Index Page 659 – Joel Sugg).He married Miss Sarah Patience Jones, daughter of Simon Jones and Abigail Carroll Bonner.She was born January 24, 1756 in North Carolina and died on August 18, 1855 in Union County, Kentucky, from burns suffered at her home, account can be found in the “History of Union County, Kentucky, Book Page 875.She left a Will written on December 1849, Codicil January 26, 1852 and Probated October 1, 1855 in Union County, Kentucky.Joel Sugg and wife, Miss Sarah Patience Jones had three sons:Simon Sugg, William Sugg (known also as Major William Sugg) and Joel Sugg Jr.
Simon Sugg, son of Joel Sugg and wife Miss Sarah Patience Jones birth is not known.He died in 1849, with burial near Providence, Kentucky at the Old Sisk Graveyard.His Will was probated in January of 1851 in Hopkins County, Kentucky.He married Mrs. Phoebe Cox, former wife of 1) Anderson Harrelson and 2) John Rankin, with Simon Sugg as the third husband on September 15, 1833.Simon Sugg was appointed Constable for the Grand Jury in November 1790.Simon Sugg was charged with assault and battery on Annor Shaw, wife of James Shaw in November of 1792.The last three references for Simon Sugg can be found in the publication “1770-1790 Census of the Cumberland Settlements” by Richard Carlton Fulcher on book page 117 and 118. Simon Sugg and Phoebe Cox Harrelson Rankin had three children:Carroll Sugg, Sallie Sugg Cox and Abigail Sugg.Mrs. Opal Avant of Henderson, Kentucky is a Magna Charta, Colonial Dames and DAC from the ancestor Sallie Sugg Cox lineage.
William Sugg (also known as Major William Sugg), son of Joel Sugg andwife Miss Sarah Patience Jones was born 28 June 1775 in Pitt County, North Carolina and died 10 August 1866 in Union County Kentucky.He married 7 December 1797 to Christian Dupree, daughter of Sterling Dupree.From the publication “History of Union County, Kentucky” book, page 875 is a good account for William Sugg and his family.Their children according to bible records and family researching of Mrs. Arminta Casner of Madisonville, Kentucky were: Susanna Sugg who married Kinchen Bell, Sophia Sugg who married Mr. Cannon, Christian Sugg, who married Hezekiah Edwards, Julia Ann Sugg who married George Payne, Joel Dupree Sugg, who married Barbara Ann Davenport, the daughter of Adrian and Nancy (Briscoe) Davenport (data on this couple can be located in “History of Union County, Kentucky” book, page 976).William Jones Sugg , born 25 December 1811 in Union County, Kentucky, died 3 January 1893 at Madisonville, Kentucky.He married Frances E. Berry, daughter of John Berry and Maria Bell Berry on August 12, 1840.The William Jones Sugg family Bible is owned by Mrs. Arminta Casner of Madisonville, Kentucky. Isabella Ferdinand Sugg married John Williams, Ashley Carroll Sugg married married Lucy Bosley and Mary Patience Sugg married William B.
George Sugg/George A. Sugg/George Augustus Sugg, son of George Sugg, Jr. and Judith Tyson was born about 1758 from most family researchers’ estimates and most likely Edgecombe County, North Carolina.He died about 5 October 1810 in Henderson County, North Carolina.It surmised he married 1) Frances Atkinson, daughter of Benjamin Atkinson of Pitt County, North Carolina.Their children: George A. Sugg, Jr., Peter Sugg and Fanny Sugg Tyson.From “Chronicles of Pitt County, North Carolina, 1982”, Executive Editor, Elizabeth H. Copeland, book page 660, family 1247 says…:Joel Tyson, b. around 1761, m. his cousin Fanny Sugg, daughter of Lucy Sugg Tyson’s brother George Sugg…”.That it was George A. Sugg, Jr., the surmised son of George/A./Augustus Sugg and Frances Atkinson was the one shown in the “Reports of Cases in Equity, Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of North Carolina”, Volume 1 Benjamin Briley V. George A. Sugg and Robert Williams June Term, 1836 of Edgecombe County, North Carolina.Also, that it was the surmised children George, Peter and sister Fanny Sugg Tyson who along with others in the 1 May 1798 deed were one in the same people.From the Benjamin Atkinson Will of Pitt County, North Carolina names a daughter, Frances Sugg as his heir with a George Sugg and Peter Sugg as his Executors which these authors think it must have been the same George and Peter referred to in above references if this Will does appear in the Pitt County records, no proof has been offered.
George Sugg/George A. Sugg/George Augustus Sugg, son of George Sugg, Jr. and Judith Tyson was born about 1758 from most family researchers, estimates and most likely Edgecombe County, North Carolina.He died about 5 October 1810 in Henderson County, North Carolina.His
Will has not been found, but his Estate was inventoried on February 12, 1816 in Henderson County, Kentucky.One account says, “George Augustus Sugg and born 4 July 1756 and ran a tavern in Nashville, Tennessee in 1790 as proved by a covenant with Elijah Robertson to let him buy liquor and meals “at usual tavern rates” to pay for corn Robertson was to deliver to him in November of 1790.This account comes from Davidson County, Tennessee records, where on is dated 29 June 1790.He married 2) Mrs. Sarah Patience Jones Sugg on 13 April 1781, the widow of Joel Sugg, brother to George A. Sugg.Their children:Wiley Sugg, Louisa Sugg, Allen J. Sugg, Lavenia Suggs, Martha Sugg and Zeletus Sugg.
1) Wiley Sugg was born 13 January 1784.He married Keziah (Other records show she was nee Keziah Hart Stanley, a descendant of Patriot Benjamin Hart - DAR # 120956 application.
2) Louisa Sugg was born about 1786.She married a Robert Robertson.
3) Allen J. Sugg was born 25 December 1791 and he married Sarah Dupree Mann.
4) Martha Sugg was born 28 August 1797 and she married Hiram Walker.
5) Lavenia Sugg was born 21 March 1806 and she married Richard Jones.
6.) Zeletus Sugg and she married Burwell Williams.
From the DAR # 44243 application of Mrs. Katherine Sugg McKnight, of Louisville, Kentucky gives the list of children for both marriages of Sarah Patience Jones Sugg’s husbands 1) Joel Sugg and 2) George A. Sugg.
George A. Sugg was summoned for Jury Duty for Davidson County,
North Carolina in 1778.He purchased land on Spencer’s Creek, formally Wilson County, North Carolina now Summer County.These two references come from “1770-1790 Census of the Cumberland Settlements” by Richard Carlton Fulcher, book page 117-118.George A. apparently moved to Tennessee along with his father’s people by 1789 for on 17th of January of that year, he received three Land Grants in Davidson County, Tennessee.On 18th of May 1789, he received six more Grants and on the 20th May two more for a total of 7, 680 acres.On 21st of December 1791 in Davidson County, Tennessee he sold for L100 currency of North Carolina a Negro Boy named Aaron about age six to Andrew Jackson.A few days earlier on the 5th of December, he had sold Simon Sugg a Negro Wench.Simon Sugg therefore apparently also moved to Tennessee.Simon Sugg was a nephew of George A. and half brother to his children.
In 1810, (Deed Book 8, page 174) Wiley Sugg of Henderson County, Kentucky, Attorney In Fact for George A. Sugg and Patience, his wife, turned her interest in her mother’s Estate to James and Caswell Armstrong.It is surmised these two men were sons of Sarah Patience Jones Sugg, sister in turn her nephews.
Allen Sugg – no records have been found on him, other than he is believed to be the Allen Sugg listed with Joel Sugg on the 1762 Tax List of Pitt County, North Carolina.
No further info has been found on George’s daughters, Fanny and Sarah.One record, undocumented says Lucy and Abraham Tyson had a daughter, Lucy Tyson, who was the second wife of a James Sugg, born 1736 in Virginia.James Sugg first wife listed as Jerusha Fort.This James Sugg is surmised to be son of William Sugg and wife Sarah Mathias.In turn this William Sugg being a son of Thomas Sugg, brother to George Sugg, Jr.
Priscilla Sugg, daughter of George Sugg is another confusing study.In her father’s Will, written in September of 1734 she was called Priscilla Maund, yet on the 30th of March 1735, a land record shows her leasing the 10 acres and water mill, Willed to her by her father, George Sugg and she signs herself Priscilla Caton.There are two (2) leases both bearing the same date, each says she was daughter of George Sugg and in one he is called, “Older George Sugg” thereby indicating there was a younger man of the same name.
The Johnston Family Historian, Hugh B. Johnston, says that Priscilla married first Lott Maund and had three children: Lott Maund, Jr., Hardy Maund and Esther Maund, who he says was born in 1752 just five months before her mother’s death.Johnston says Esther who was apparently named for her Aunt Esther Howell, was raised by her Uncle Aquilla Sugg and married in 1768 at his home to Col. Jonas Johnston.
From the Will of William Maund, Jr. of Norfolk County, Virginia (Deed Book 1, page 19) we find that he named no wife as of 6 April 1734, but did name a son, William.He said, “I give unto my well beloved son William all my part that now belongs to me. And the part thereafter coming to me of a ‘water mill’ to him and his heirs forever after the decease of his mother.”From this fact it would appear that Priscilla must have married William Maund, Jr. and had one son, William Maund. Therefore, sometime after 2 September 1734 when George Sugg wrote his Will naming “daughter, Priscilla Maund” Priscilla married a second time yet before 12 March 1735 when she signs as Priscilla Caton, wife of Thomas Caton.On 12 March 1735 Priscilla and Thomas Caton sold to Thomas Sugg for twenty shillings one tract of land containing about 10 acres with a water mill that Priscilla inherited for her father’s Will in 1734 (Deed Book 12, Pages 48-50).
Several years later on October 23, 1759 Priscilla is now Priscilla Allen and got the water mill and 10 acres back from Thomas Sugg.Priscilla and her now husband, Jacob Allen were now of Beaufort County, North Carolina and Thomas Sugg was of Anson County, North Carolina.The siblings lived in North Carolina, but the record is found in Norfolk County, Virginia (Deed Book 19, pages 23-25).
Therefore, Priscilla Sugg Maund did not die in 1752, five months after Esther Maund was born.From the book, “Historical Southern Families”, Volume II, page 285 we find that Col. Jonas Johnston was born in Virginia about 1740 and that in 1768 he married Esther Maund, daughter of Lott and Prudence Hughlett Maund of Norfolk County, Virginia. The birth of Esther Maund Johnston is recorded in Lower Norfolk County, Antiquary, Volume 1, page II as 15 February 1752.
It can also be noted that William Maund, the First, son of William Maund, Jr., left his Will dated 7 February 1761 (Will Book 7, pg. 27) named his wife, Mary, son Hardie, cousin, William Sugg, Uncle Aquilla Sugg and friend Robert Wright with witnesses James Bozeman and David Mace.In the Will, he gave “…Stock, reserving 6 cows which I give to Mother Priscilla Allen…”with this one can surely assume that Priscilla, daughter of George and Sarah Ives Sugg was first married to William Maund, Jr. who died in 1734, secondly to Thomas Caton who died between 1735 and 1759, thirdly to Jacob Allen.
It is not known for certain who the father of John Sugg was.He is said to have been a son of Aquilla Sugg and wife Elizabeth Maund.That information is contained in a 1946 DAR Submission Number # 357639.However, he was not mentioned in Aquilla’s Will in any dealings with Aquilla in Edgecombe County, North Carolina which Aquilla spent most of his life, nor in the Settlement of Aquilla’s Estate in Davidson County, Tennessee.
Some researchers maintain that John is a son of Aquilla Sugg and a wife previous to Elizabeth Maund.But others contend that he is more likely a son of Thomas Sugg, a brother to Aquilla.
However, recent information has been provided the authors which indicate that this John Sugg may not belong to this Sugg family at all, or that he might be descended from the third Sugg brother, Joseph Sugg in Norfolk County, Virginia.
Mrs. W. D. (Natalie Joyner) Sugg of New Bern, North Carolina recently cited a paper found among the records of a Martha Sugg Dixon, which she says was “either a Bible or Church Page” which says that John Sugg spent some of his early years in Williamsburg, Virginia.While this “Bible or Church Page” is not further identified, nor is Martha Sugg Dixon, it is possible this document is authentic.It is also possible that since it was known in “tradition” that John Sugg came from Virginia and Williamsburg is well known, that the “tradition” adopted Williamsburg rather than Norfolk.
It is believed based on Census Records that John was born about 1732.Since Aquilla Sugg did not marry Elizabeth Maund (as proven by the Wills of her father and brother) until about 1734, John Could not be the legitimate son of this couple.Therefore, much more study needs to be given to prove the father of John Sugg.
It has been said that John Sugg married Elizabeth Murphrey about 1755.DAR Records Number # 548984 and Number # 548985 both list this marriage date.It has been stated that Elizabeth was the daughter of John (Captain Jack) and Elizabeth Harrison Murphrey.
John Sugg spent much of his life in Dobbs (Greene) County, North Carolina.He received a Grant of 274 acres (Grant Number 425) in Dobbs County, North Carolina on 19 March 1784.It is not known if he was just moving to Dobbs County from elsewhere, or if he just received the Grant that year.
In 1790 Census, John Sugg, Sr. was shown in Dobbs County, North Carolina with a household consisting of one male under 16 years of age; two males over 16 years of age and three females.
Researchers who have seen the “Bible or Church Page” state that contained in that record are Christening Records for children of John and Elizabeth Murphrey Sugg.
John Sugg died sometime after the 1790 Census, allegedly at his plantation on Contenteny Creek in Dobbs County, North Carolina.
DAR Records indicate that John Sugg served in the Revolutionary War as a Private for a period of 36 months.
John Sugg and wife Elizabeth Murphrey’s children were: Hannah Sugg, Benjamin Sugg, John Sugg, Lucy Sugg, Robert Sugg, Elizabeth Sugg, Mary Sugg, Aquilla Sugg, Esther Sugg, Josiah Sugg, and Lemuel Sugg.
1. Hannah Sugg, born May 1st , 1757 at Williamsburg, Virginia.
2. Benjamin Sugg, born Jun 13, 1759 at Williamsburg, Virginia.
3. John Sugg, born September 9, 1760 at Williamsburg, Virginia and died about 1814 in Greene County, North Carolina.Married Martha Aldridge on January 15, 1787 in Dobbs County, North Carolina.She was born about 1770 according to DAR Number # 220832.Their children: Josiah Sugg, Nicey Sugg, Pridgen Sugg, Mary M. Sugg Harper, Martha Sugg Harper, John Jack, Drewery, Dr. Aquilla Sugg, Penelope Sugg, Elizabeth Sugg Gray and Tabitha Sugg.
a) Josiah Sugg, born 3-25-1789, died 5-27-1844.Married 1) Elizabeth Aldridge.Married 2) Susan (maiden name unknown).Their children: Edith Sugg, John Sugg, William Sugg, Drewery Aldridge Sugg McKinne(y), Adline Sugg, Mary Barrington Sugg Dixon, and Marindie Aldridge Sugg Exum.
i. Edith Sugg.
ii. John Sugg
iii. William Sugg
iv. Drewery Aldridge Sugg.Married Winifred Edwards McKinne(y).
v. Adline Sugg.
vi. Mary Barrington Sugg (1819-1899).Married Richard Dixon (1812-1880).
vii. Marindie Aldridge Sugg.Married 14 May 1835 to James Ethelred Exum.Died on 22 February 18??.
b) Nicey Sugg, born 6-8-1792.Married John Pridgen.
c) Mary M. Sugg, born 2-26-1794.Married Charles Hopton Harper about 1809.He was born 3-28-1790 and died 4-5-1846 according to DAR Number # 220832.
d) Martha Sugg married 1) Blaney Harper and 2) Delaney Harper, a brother to her first husband.
e) John Jack Sugg, born 4-4-1798.Married Elizabeth Pridgen.
f) Drewery Sugg, born 6-23-1801
g) Dr. Aquilla Sugg, born 3-10-1803.Married Mary “Polly” Sugg, daughter of Hardy and Julia Ann Gray Sugg.
h) Penelope Sugg, born 10-13-1805
i) Elizabeth Sugg, born 9-16-1807.Married Parrott Newborn Gray.
j) Tabitha Sugg, born 2-1-1814.Married Thomas W. Pridgen.
4. Lucy Sugg, born 20 April 1762 at Williamsburg, Virginia (a twin).
5. Robert Sugg, born 20 April 1762 at Williamsburg, Virginia (a twin)
6. Elizabeth Sugg, born 10 October 1764 at Williamsburg, Virginia.
7. Mary Sugg, born 19 December 1765 at Williamsburg, Virginia.
8. Aquilla Sugg, born 31 August 1768 at Williamsburg, Virginia (see later).
9. Esther Sugg, born 20 October 1770 in Williamsburg, Virginia.Tradition is said she married her father’s overseer.Her father (John Sugg) is said to have struck her face from a family portrait and never mentioned her name again.No name was given for the overseer in this tradition tale, but surely some of the early documents at Williamsburg, Virginia would reveal his name.
10. Josiah Sugg, born between 1755/74 according to the Census Record of Dobbs County, North Carolina.He married a Mary and/or Polly Sugg.Whom her parents were is unknown to these authors.They reportedly had no children, but the 1800 Census shows one female under 10 years of age.It is strange this person has no known birth date like his other brothers and sisters.It just may be the family moved between 20 October 1770 and sometime in 1774.
11. Lemuel Sugg, born 17 February 1778 and died 14 November 1852 in Dobbs/Greene County, North Carolina.He married Nancy Hardy about 1802 in Greene County, North Carolina.She was born about 1782 and died about 1844.Their children: Mary Sutton Sugg Byrd, Willis Sugg, Elizabeth Sugg Hill, Lemuel Sugg, Nancy Sugg, Susanna Sugg Arthur, John Sugg, Delaney Sugg, Edith Sugg Edmundson, France Sugg Ormond, Benjamin Hardy Sugg, and Josiah Sugg.
a) Mary Sutton Sugg, birth is listed as 7-18-1803.Married Richard Byrd.
b) Willis Sugg, birth is listed as 12-18-1803 (impossible).
c) Elizabeth Sugg, birth is listed as 2-3-1806.Married Lemuel Hill.
d) Lemuel Sugg, birth is listed as 4-29-1808 and died 11-22-1871.Married 1) Catherine Taylor, born 7-1811 and died 2-11-1843.Married 2) Catherine Dixon, born 4-8-1811 and died 2-2-1886.
e) Nancy Sugg, birth is listed as 4-29-1808, twin to Lemuel Sugg.
f) Susanna Sugg, birth is listed as 6-29-1810 and died 5-15-1901.Married Blount Arthur.
g) John Sugg, birth is listed as 1-27-1812.
h) Delaney Sugg, birth is listed as 9-9-1813.
i) Edith Sugg, birth is listed as 5-25-1815.Married Wright Edmondson.
j) Frances (called Fanny or Peggy) Sugg, birth is listed as 5-25=1817.Married Fletcher Ormond.
k) Benjamin Hardy Sugg, birth is listed as 12-11-1819.Married Nancy Cunningham.She being born 2-13-1814 and died 4-28-1895.
l) Josiah Sugg, birth is listed as 5-5-1821.Married 1) Mary Freeman who was born 5-20-1826.Married 2) Sarah W. Pridgen who was born 1-28-1835.
Aquilla Suggs, son of John and Elizabeth Murphrey Sugg was born between 1755/74 according to Census Record.DAR Records Number 548984 and Number 548985 both say born about 1768 in Greene County, North Carolina.Some cite a paper found among the records of a Martha Sugg Dixon which was “either a Bible or Church Page”, which they state says he was born in Williamsburg, Virginia on 31 August 1768.He reportedly married a Nancy Hill and died after the 1830 Census in Greene County, North Carolina.
This Aquilla Sugg, born about 1768 and/or 31 August 1768 must be the one who legitimized his “natural daughter” Avey Hill and gave her the name “Avey Sugg” in Greene County, North Carolina (Name Alteration Petitions Page 45 in the year of 1813).No date is given for this action, but it was referred to Committee by the Senate on 19 November 1813.Their children: Avey Sugg Pridgen, Henry Sugg, Elizabeth Sugg Gray, Aquilla Sugg, Hardy Sugg, Nancy Sugg and Mary Sugg Sugg.
Avey Sugg, born 27 May 1794 in Dobbs County, North Carolina and died 12 January 1868 in Greene County, North Carolina.Married Smith Pridgen on 30 August 1821 in Greene County, North Carolina.It is said Smith Pridgen died 23 July 1869.
Henry Sugg, born about 1795.Wrote his Will 15 February 1862 (Will Book 1, pgs. 121-123).His death is recorded as 6 March 1862 in a Bible owned by his brother Aquilla.He died in Greene County, North Carolina.He married 1) Nancy Hill, daughter of Robert (Robin) Hill.Married 2) Esther Aldridge Hill, widow of Richard Hill.It is said Esther Aldridge Hill Sugg wrote her Will in 1887.Their children: Willis Sugg, Robert H. Sugg, Thomas H. Sugg, Nancy Sugg Hill Hill and George Sugg.
Willis Sugg, born and died 1821.
Robert H. Sugg, (1823-1859).Married Peniny Harber(1832-1853).Their children: James Thomas Sugg, Nancy Henryetta Sugg, born 1849 and Mary Sugg (1851-1854).
Thomas H. Sugg, (1826-1855).Married 1) Martha (maiden name unknown).Married 2) Fanny (maiden name unknown).A Fanny Sugg’s Will is dated 10 March 1862 in Greene County, North Carolina wherein mentions Nancy Hill “half sister to my late husband, Thomas H. Sugg.”
Nancy Sugg, born 10 July 1837.Married 1) Thomas Hill, 2) John Hill.
George Sugg, born 1845 and died in Civil War.
Elizabeth Sugg, born 28 October 1897 in Greene County, North Carolina.Married Parrott Newborn Gray in Greene County, North Carolina.A twin to Aquilla H. Sugg.It is interesting to note here that Parrott Newborn Gray is shown as married to Elizabeth Sugg, daughter of John Sugg, Jr. who was born September 16, 1807 and also to Elizabeth Sugg, daughter of Aquilla Sugg who was born 28 October 1807.
Aquilla H. Sugg, born 28 October 1807 (twin to Elizabeth) in Greene County, North Carolina and died 5 October 1888 in Greene County, North Carolina.He married Winifred Pridgen about 1827 in Greene County, North Carolina.She was born 5 January 1806 in Greene County, North Carolina and died 26 October 1872 according to DAR Records Number 5448984 and Number 548985.Their children: Arvel Sugg, Mary Sugg Barrow, Martha Sugg Darden, Etheldred Sugg, Hardy Sugg, Roderick Sugg, Elizabeth Sugg, Aquilla D. Sugg and Edward P. Sugg.
Hardy Sugg, born 3 January 1814 in Greene County, North Carolina and died 24 December 1856 in Greene County, North Carolina.Married Julia Ann Gray.She was born 3 May 1818 and died 23 January 1886.
Nancy Sugg. (No information available).
Mary Sugg.Married Dr. Aquilla Sugg.He was born 10 March 1803, the son of John and Martha Aldridge Sugg.
AQULLIA H. SUGG
Aquilla H. Sugg, born 28 October 1807 (twin to Elizabeth) in Greene County, North Carolina and died 5 October 1888 in Greene County, North Carolina.He married Winifred Pridgen about 1827 in Greene County, North Carolina.She was born 5 January 1806 in Greene County, North Carolina and died 26 October 1872 according to DAR Records Number 548984 and 548985.Their children: Arvel Sugg, Mary Sugg Barrow, Martha Sugg Darden, Etheldred Sugg, Hardy Sugg, Roderick Sugg, Elizabeth Sugg, Aquilla D. Sugg and Edward P. Sugg.
Arvel Sugg, born April 28, 1828 in Greene County, North Carolina and died August 23, 1911 in Greene County, North Carolina.Married Mary Ann Davis on February 11, 1857 in Greene County, North Carolina.She was born October 28, 1828 in Lenoir County, North Carolina and died April 14, 1903 at Snow Hill, North Carolina.She was the daughter of Wendell Davis and Smithy Rouse.Their children: Wendell Davis Sugg, Clara Sugg Herring, James Gordon Sugg, Effa Senare Sugg and Laura Ann Sugg Sugg.
Mary Sugg, born May 19, 1831 in Greene County, North Carolina and died January 3, 1904 in Greene County, North Carolina.Married Taylor Barrow at Snow Hill, North Carolina.
Martha “Patsy” Sugg, born August 1, 1833 in Greene County, North Carolina.Married William S. Darden in Greene County, North Carolina.
Etheldred Sugg, born February 1, 1835 in Greene County, North Carolina and died May 10, 1913.Married Nancy Frink on November 3, 1855 in Columbus County, North Carolina.Their child: Betty J. Sugg.
Betty J. Sugg.Married her first cousin Wendell Davis
Sugg, son of Arvel Sugg and wife Mary Ann Davis.
Hardy Sugg, born September 25, 1836 in Greene County, North Carolina and died November 15, 1915 in Greene County, North Carolina.Married Martha A. Pridgen.
Roderick Sugg, born April 9, 1840 in Greene County, North Carolina and died January 19, 1904 in Pitt County, North Carolina.Married Emily Exum.
Elizabeth Sugg, born June 10, 1838 in Greene County, North Carolina and died November 2, 1856 in Greene County, North Carolina.
Aquilla D. Sugg, born March 28, 1845 in Greene County, North Carolina and died October 1910 in Greene County, North Carolina.Married Sarah Sugg year 1869 in Greene County, North Carolina.Who Sarah’s parents were unknown.
Edward P. Sugg, died in January 1832 probably as infant.
Arvel Sugg, born April 28, 1828 in Greene County, North Carolina and died August 23, 1911 in Greene County, North Carolina.Married Mary Ann Davis on February 11, 1857 in Greene County, North Carolina.She was born October 28, 1828 in Lenoir County, North Carolina and died April 14, 1903 at Snow Hill, North Carolina.She was the daughter of Wendell Davis and Smithy Rouse.Their children: Wendell Davis Sugg, Clara Sugg Herring, James Gordon Sugg, Effa Senar Sugg and Laura Ann Sugg Sugg.
Wendell Davis Sugg, born January 24 1860 in Greene County, North Carolina and died September 21, 1916 in Greene County, North Carolina.Married 1) Cousin Betty J. Sugg on December 9, 1886 in Snow Hill, North Carolina.Betty J. Sugg, born January 9, 1869 in Columbus County, North Carolina and died April 23, 1933 in Snow Hill, North Carolina.She was the daughter of Etheldred Sugg and wife, Nancy Frink.Children of Arvel and Betty J. Sugg were: Clayton Sugg, Council R. Sugg, Maybelle Sugg, Mamie Lee Sugg, Clara Sugg, Sadie Sugg, Arvil Sugg, Etheleen Sugg, Wendell Davis Sugg, George Sandlin Sugg, and Mary “Mamie” Sugg.Their children’s lives were as follows:
1) Clayton Sugg was born on September 3, 1887 in Greene County, North Carolina and died August 15, 1955 in Greene County, North Carolina.He married Olive Yount in Greene County, North Carolina.
2) Council R. Rugg, born April 9, 1888 in Greene County, North Carolina and died July 10, 1949 at Portsmouth, Virginia.He. Married Pauli Bradford on Dec. 20, 1911.
3) Maybelle Sugg, born Maxy 13, 1890 in Greene County, North Carolina and died Jan. 18, 1962 in Snow Hill, North Carolina.She married Stephen H. Hicks on May 18, 1910 in Snow Hill, North Carolina.
4) Mamie Lee Sugg, born April 3, 1893 in Greene County, North Carolina, and died Oct. 6, 1895 in Greene County, North Carolina.
5) Clara Sugg, born Feb. 18, 1895 in Green County, North Carolina and died in 1956 at Rocky Mt., North Carolina.She married Walter Williams on Nov. 26, 1913 in Snow Hill, North Carolina.
6) Sadie Sugg, born March 8, 1897 in Greene County, North Carolina and died Sept. 18, 1899 in Greene County, North Carolina.
7) Arvil Sugg, born Jan. 19, 1899 in Greene County, North Carolina and died 1962 in Greene County, North Carolina.Never married.
8) Etheleen Sugg, born June 7, 1901 in Greene County, North Carolina and died March 12, 194? .Married a) James Fordham on Jan. 1, 1923 and then married b) Frank Gibbs.
9) Wendell Davis Sugg, born July 24, 1903 in Snow Hill, North Carolina and died Jan. 1, 1962 in Craven County, North Carolina.He married Natalie Joyner on Dec. 30, 1925 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.She was the daughter of Samuel J. Joyner and Sarah Ginn Joyner.Their children were: William Davis Sugg, James Russell Sugg, Thomas Sugg, Betty Lee Sugg and Sarah Ann Sugg.
10) George Sandlin Sugg, born July 15, 1905 in Greene County, North Carolina and died with his burial at Richmond, Virginia.Never married.
11) Mary “Mamie” Sugg, born March 24, 1907 in Greene County, North Carolina and died 1977 in Pitt County, North Carolina.She married John Turner on Dec. 28, 1927.
WENDELL DAVIS SUGG
Wendell Davis Sugg, born July 24, 1903 in Snow Hill, North Carolina and died Jan. 1, 1962 in Craven County, North Carolina.He married Natalie Joyner on December 30, 1925 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.She was the daughter of Samuel J. Joyner and wife, Sarah (Ginn) Joyner.
They had the following children: William Davis Sugg, James Russell Sugg, Thomas Sugg, Betty Lee Sugg, and Sarah Ann Sugg.Children’s families are as follows:
William Davis Sugg married Mary Lillie Hill on Feb. 2, 1953 in Kinston, North Carolina.She was born Dec. 11, 1929 and the daughter of Arthur Hill.Children: Wendell Arthur, born Oct 29 1955 in New Bern, North Carolina; Cheryl Arlene, born Dec. 3, 1957 at New Bern, North Carolina; and William Davis, born Feb. 14, 1962 at New Bern, North Carolina.
James Russell Sugg married Jane Brinkley on March 29, 1958 in Thomasville, North Carolina.She was born May 23, 1932 at Thomasville, North Carolina and daughter of John Brinkley and Daisy (Myers) Brinkley.Children: James Russell, born Sept. 30, 1959 in Thomasville, North Carolina; John Brinkley, born Dec. 10, 1962 in New Bern, North Carolina; Samuel Johnston, born Sept. 14, 1965 in New Bern, North Carolina; and Andrew Myers, born May 20, 1969 at New Bern, North Carolina.
Betty Lee Sugg married David P. Meggs on Dec. 28, 1959 in New Bern, North Carolina.She was a member of the Richard Dobbs Spaight DAR Chapter Number 548985.David P. Meggs was born in March 1925 at Elizabeth City, North Carolina and the son of John Meggs and Minter (Sawyer) Meggs.Children: Cathy Lynn, born Dec. 4, 1961 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina and David Phillip, born Feb. 4, 1965 at Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
Sarah Ann Sugg, born Jan 17, 1937 in Pitt County, North Carolina.She married Lebert Woodard Hill on June 19, 1960 in New Bern, North Carolina.She was a member of the Richard Dobbs Spaight DAR Chapter Number 458984.Lebert Woodard Hill was born May 25, 1936 in Lenoir County, North Carolina and the son of Lebert Hill and Juanita (Rouse) Hill.Children: Lebert Woodard Hill, born Nov. 3, 1961 at Raleigh, North Carolina and Samuel Thomas Hill, born Sept. 11, 1965 at Raleigh, North Carolina.
THOMAS, HARBART AND GEORGE SUGG
These three men are believed to be brothers and sons of a Thomas Sugg.Which Thomas Sugg has not yet been determined, but it could well be the Thomas Sugg who had wife Mary and had land dealings in Anson County, North Carolina in 1763 and 1765 with William Spenser and in 1767 with George Sugg.
Some Sugg researchers say one Thomas Sugg married Mary Harbard(t).No documentation has been shown, but this is possible since it is known at least two men hand the given name Harbard Sugg.
In the History of Indian Territory , by D. C. Gideon (book page 328) featured some of the sons and grandson of the above mentioned George Sugg it was stated that George and his “brother” Harbard added the final S making the surname Suggs, rather than the Sugg it had previously been.Another reference to George Sugg adding the S to the surname is found in
A Standard History of Oklahoma,by Joseph B. Thoburn (book page 2182).
LIEUTENANT THOMAS SUGG
Thomas Sugg was born about 1761 in Anson County, North Carolina.He joined the Revolution at age 14.About 1783, he married Zerah or Terah Spenser, daughter of William Spenser and his wife, Hannah.
Thomas was born in that section of Anson County which in 1779 became Montgomery County.A Thomas Sugg with wife, Mary, on November 1763 sold 100 acres to William Spenser in Anson County, land patented to said Thomas Sugg on July 1, 1758.Spenser also bought a second 100 acres from Thomas and Mary on October 15, 1765 and a third 100 acres which was part of the 400 acres Thomas Sugg patented on July 1, 1758.He bought that 100 acres from George Sugg and wife, Saray in 1767.However, the record of Thomas and Mary selling it to George is not recorded until 1769.
It seems likely that William Spenser and Thomas Sugg involved in the 1763 and 1765 deeds were the parents of Thomas Sugg and Zerah Spenser.
Lieutenant Thomas Sugg died May 5, 1829 at age 68 in Franklin County, Alabama and was buried near the Mount Nebo Church according to Franklin County, Alabama History, Chapter V.Zerah Spenser Sugg died before the family moved to Alabama the history says.
Thomas and Zerah Spenser Sugg were the parents of eight children:William Sugg, Eli S. Sugg, Harbert Sugg, Spenser Sugg, Brantley Sugg, Mary Sugg, Susan Sugg, and Terah Sugg.
a) William Sugg born 11 August 1784, died 1852 in Franklin County, Alabama.He married on October 20, 1803 in North Carolina to Elizabeth Butler.Their children: Joshua, Elizabeth, Sarah, Susie, Catherine, Adaline, Eliza, Terrie, and Thomas.
b) Eli S. Sugg born about 1791 in South Carolina, died about 1871.His Will is said to be recorded in Aberdeen, Mississippi.He married Sarah Cook.Their children:
1. - Thomas Calvin, born about 1820 in Alabama and died 1887in Texas.He moved to Arkansas in about 1858 and married Mary Duprey who died in 1859.Their children:
William B. Sugg, born 1838
John W. Sugg born 1839
Mary Sugg born 1842
Andrew Sugg born 1844
Eastern Sugg born 1846
Cassie Sugg born 1849
Eli Calvin born 1850 and died 1902
Ikard Sugg born 1852
Joseph D. Sugg born 1854
2. – John David Sugg born May 7, 1822 in Franklin County, Alabama and died June 1, 1865 with burial at Hatley, Monroe County, Mississippi.He married Sarah Elliott who was born May 15, 1822 in Rockbridge County, Virginia and died September 8, 1876.Their children:
Lemuel Cook Sugg born Sept. 22, 1846
Sarah Isabella Sugg born April 14, 1848
Zack G. Sugg born Sept. 15, 1849
Dr. John David Sugg, Jr. born Aug. 30, 1853
William T. Sugg born Oct. 16, 1851
Joseph Calvin Sugg born 1857 and died 1930
c.Harbert Sugg married Elizabeth Harvey.
d.Spenser Sugg born Sept. 11, 1796 and died in Sept. of 1843.
He never married.
e. Brantley Sugg married first Sallie Mullings and secondly Jane
f. Mary Sugg married first Martin Wood, secondly Benjamin Arnold.
g. Susan Sugg born unknown and died July 31, 1854 in Franklin County, Alabama.She married Rabon Ellis Burgess.
h. Terah Sugg married James Myrick Kirk.
Harbard Sugg was also born about 1760 in Anson County, North Carolina, according to best estimates.He married abut 1780 to Zelphia Wright, daughter of William and Elizabeth Furr Wright.Harbard Sugg died prior to 1830, when Zelphia was over 70 and alone in Montgomery County, North Carolina census.Next door were Horatio, Wiley and Thomas Sugg, sons of Harbart Sugg and wife, Zelphia Wright Sugg.
Some have said Harbard Sugg was a son of Thomas Sugg and Martha Nelson, daughter of Horatio Nelson.That this Thomas was a son of John Sugg and wife whose maiden name was Harbard.It is said that John Sugg immigrated to America about 1700.No record of a John Sugg arriving in America about that time has been found.That this Thomas’ other children were: George, Jesse, John Henry, Thomas and William.No proof is offered so we must reject.
Harbard and Zelphia Wright Sugg had nine children: Martha, Wiley, Elizabeth, Zelphia, Nancy, William, Thomas, Horatio Nelson, and John.
Following is information on children:
1) Martha Sugg, called Patsy, born about 1783.She married JudgeJ.D. Gholson.
2) Wiley Sugg, born about 1802 in North Carolina, died about 1865 in Webster County, Mississippi.He married Vicey or Vigey, maiden name unknown.She was born about 1810 and died about 1865.Their children are as follows:
Harriet Sugg born about 1833 in North Carolina and died about 1852 in Mississippi.She married a Mr. Davis, given name unknown.
Martha Sugg born about 1835 in North Carolina and died about 1899 in Mississippi.She married Henry “Jim” Bingham.
Elizabeth Sugg born about 1838 in Mississippi.
Sara Virginia Sugg born about 1840 in Mississippi and died about 1873 in Mississippi.She married Eli Shaffer.
Mary Jane Sugg born about 1837 and died about 1908.She married Jim Conner.
William Sugg born about 1845 and he never married.
Jully Ann Sugg born about 1849 and past on about 1868.She married Bill Gullett.
Carolina Sugg born about 1851 and married W.B. Holland.
3) Elizabeth Sugg born 19 August 1795 in Moore County, North Carolina and died in 1893 at Kenny, Texas.She married John Duncan Harvey.He was born 20 Sept. 1815 in Montgomery County, North Carolina and died about 1843 in Texas.Their children were:
Harbert S. Harvey, born about 1817 or 1818 in Clarke County, Alabama.He married Miss Lindsay, given name unknown.
Zilphia Ann Harvey, born about 1820 in Clarke County, Alabama and died about 1901 in Austin, Texas.She married William H. Cleveland.
Mary S. Harvey, born about 1823 in Clarke County, Alabama.She married Joe Northcutt and then second marriage to a Mr. Cameron, given name unknown.
4) Zelphia Sugg, born about 1787.She married a Mr. Cagle, given name unknown.
5) Nancy Sugg, born about 1789.Nancy married a Mr. Beck, given name unknown.
6) William Sugg, born 26 Jul 1793 in Montgomery County, North Carolina and died 25 Jan 1864 at Pittsboro, Calhoun County, Mississippi.He married Mary Presnall, daughter of Absalom and Nancy (Wright) Presnall.She was born about 1800 in Virginia and died 25 Jan 1885 at Belton, Bell County, Texas.Their children were:
Horatio, Harbert, Julie, Martha, William, Elizabeth, John, Elvira, Mary, and Olivia.