Elisha_Stephen_Benjamin Waller - 3 brothers in 1798 Hancock Co GA
Looking for any info (parents, siblings, birth place, etc.) for 3 brothers Elisha, Stephen, and Benjamin Waller in Hancock Co GA 1795-1800. Elisha is my gggf.
Elisha, Jas (James), and Stephen Waller are listed on 1793 Muster Roll of Riflemen, 2nd Batl. 2nd Regt. in Greene Co GA(The Reconstructed 1790 Census of Georgia, Original in GA Dept Archives & History).
Elisha Waller is listed in the 1796 tax index for Hancock Co in the Butler District.Elisha, Stephen, Benjamin, Nathaniel, James, and other Wallers bought at estate sales in Hancock Co in 1798.
Elisha Waller m. Elizabeth ____ and moved to St Helena Parish Louisiana to settle 640 acres in 1804.His children include Zelphina (m Stanley Veirs in 1817 St Helena Parish LA), Matthew Harris Waller (m Olive Watson in 1826 St Helena Parish LA), and Balaam.Elisha Waller reportedly died near Natchez MS while on a trading trip sometime after 1827.His grave had not been found.
Stephen Waller (m Jane Dowdle) purchased land near his brother Elisha's LA land in 1803 and 1805, then sold it in 1817 and moved to Adams Co MS where he died in 1820.His children include Alsenath, James, Mary, William B, Nancy Jane, Joseph, Joshua Dow, Benjamin E, Jacob Wesley, and Elisha.Note that he named sons after his brothers.
Benjamin died in Hancock Co in 1800.His brother Stephen was the administrator of his estate, and no heirs were listed.
There was an Elisha Waller that received a land grant of 640 acres in Silluvan Co TN after NC gives up claim to TN (http://www.tngenweb.org/records/sullivan/land/nc_grants_sullivan.html).I'm not sure this in my ancestor, but the time an migration route fit.
The 3 brothers may have come from DE/MD/VA.However, I have not found any evidence that they are descents of John Waller or Joseph Waller, who served in the Revolutionary War.Legend says he came from Spotsylvania VA, but I can't find anything to confirm that.I also have not found anything to link to the Wallers of Sussex Co DE.
How can I find Elisha's parents without a will or census listing all names in the household?Can anyone suggest methods of research?