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John Stewart was among the Wataugians who volunteered in the battle of Point Pleasant in 1774. In 1819, John drafted a paper regarding the estate of his father, David Stewart, Stokes County, NC. John's mother was Abigail Harrison. John's grandparents were Samuel Stewart, b. ca 1700, Delaware, d. 1770, Rowan Co.,NC, and Lydia Harrison, d 1771, Surry Co., NC.
The STEWART Name
( Stewart & Stuart are of the same origin and used interchangeably. )
The Stewart name has been traced back to man of nobility who was a descendant of Norman knight. The man has a given name of Alexander. This Alexander was the Lord High Steward of Scotland. It is thought he took the surname Stewart in honor of his position of steward.
The House of Stuart ruled Scotland from 1371 to 1603 and were kings of England and Scotland until 1715. The infamous mary, Queen of Scots ( 1542 -1587 ), was an outstanding member of this family.
Mary became Queen of Scotland at the age of one week old in the wake of her father's death.
Mary was sent to France to become educated and was married by the age of 16 to a French prince. The prince became King, but died soon after the marriage.
After the death of her husband, Mary returned to Scotland where she entered into a long and very unhappy marriage to a cousin, Henry Stuart. The duration of her life was marked by murder and scandle, and she spent a great deal of her time in exile.
Mary was the cousin of Queen Elizabeth I of England and they were considered to be archrivals of each other. Their relationship was crisscrossed with claims of attempted assassinations.
This was a political, a personal and a religious struggle. One that ended with Mary being taken to court and being found guilty of attempted murder. On February 8, 1587, Mary was beheaded.
This is but one of many fascinating stories about the Stuart clan of Scotland.
Knox County, Kentucky
One, Alexander Stewart was a Justice of the Peace.
Knox County, Kentucky Court Clerk's Office - Land Records
S - 22 -Stewart,John and wife Mary, on No 1802 deed to Robert Langford in con 200L, 200 acres on Richland Creek, crossing State Road. Wit: Ambrose Arthur, James Button, John Ballinger.
Acknowledgement refers to going to house of Thomas Arthur,Sr., to examine Mary, wife of John about release of dower.
Washington County, Tennessee Court Records
May Court 26th day 1778
page 55.Ordered that :
Matthew Salsber* John StuartDavid McNabb
John HuggensIsaac HameltonJacob Brown
Jesse HarkinsJohn Cox,Jr.Wm.Trimble
Andrew TaylorWilliam WalkerSamuel Serville,Sr.
Adam ShervillesRobert CollwellJames Grimes
Andrew LittleIsaac Tittsworth,Sr.
be summoned to attend the next court as grand jurors.
1795 Kentucky Census
There are several John Stewarts listed on this census besides David's, Charles', Joseph's, Robert's, etc.
Stevins, James ClarkStewart, ThomasStevins
Stevinson, Alijah ClarkStevinson, Hugh Clark
Stevinson, John Clark
Stevinson, William Clark
Steward, Alexander Madison
Steward, James Jefferson
Steward, James Nelson
Steward, John Jefferson
Steward, John Nelson
Steward, Thomas Fayette
Steward, William Madison
Steward(?), John Jefferson
Steward(?), William Jefferson
Stewart, Alexander Nelson
Stewart, Archer Bourbon
Stewart, Banjamin Clark
Stewart, Benjamin Madison
Stewart, Charles Clark
Stewart, Charles Logan
Stewart, Charles Nelson
Stewart, Charls Clark
Stewart, David Bourbon
Stewart, David Clark
Stewart, David A Mercer
Stewart, Elisha Bourbon
Stewart, Ezekiel Clark
Stewart, H James Fayette
Stewart, James Bourbon
Stewart, James Clark
Stewart, James Jefferson
Stewart, James Mason
Stewart, James Nelson
Stewart, James Woodford
Stewart, Jesse Campbell
Stewart, John Bourbon
Stewart, John Campbell
Stewart, John Clark
Stewart, John Lincoln
Stewart, John Logan
Stewart, John Woodford
Stewart, Joseph Bourbon
Stewart, Joseph Clark
Stewart, Levy Clark
Stewart, Mathew Bourbon
Stewart, Reuben Lincoln
Stewart, Richard Bourbon
Stewart, Robert Bourbon
Stewart, Robert Mason
Stewart, Robert Mercer
Stewart, Samuel Madison
Stewart, WilliamBourbon,Campbell,Fayette,Madison,Mason,Mercer and Nelson
Stewart (?), MayichScott
Clay County, Kentucky 1820 Census
#18 Andrew Cope1 male ( 18-20 ) 1 male ( 45over ) 1 female ( 45over )
# 19 David Lewis1 male ( 18-20 ) 1 female ( under 10 ) 1 female ( 18-20
# 20 John Stuard2 males ( under 10 ) 1 male ( 26-45 ) 1 female ( under 10 ) 1 female ( 10-16 ) 1 female ( 16-18 ) 1 female ( 26-45 )
Also on this census were listed : Jesse Roberts, Ambrose Cobb, Peter Eversole, William Hurd, James Lewis,etc.
From the Augusta County, Virginia Court Records
Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia - Augusta County
David Stewart vs. William Harrison
Attachment, 2d September, 1747.
Defendant" is privately removing his effects out of the county. "
Rockingham County, North Carolina
No name given on will
January 11, 1799
No Probate date
wife:Elizabeth Stewartdaughter: Elizabeth Stewart
All my childrenEXRS:friends -James Hodge,William Hodge
Witness :Joseph Clark, Joseph Payne
Will of Robert Stuart
Hawkins County, Tennessee
Probated:October Sessions 1826
signed by : Robert Stuart
Executors:John Stuart, brother
Josiah Conley, nephew
Wit:John Stephenson, Matthew Stephenson, Isaac Smith
To brother, John Stuart, where I now live, adjoining Isaac Smith, Nelly Ferguson, Samuel Greer. To sister Nancy Conley, land with buildings an her son, Josiah Conley, a negro to be emancipated. To my nephew, Samuel Conley,$50.00. To my nephew, David Stuart, son of JOHN, my black colt. To my nephew,Robert, son of John, my sorrell colt. To my brother, Alexander Stuart, sisters Margaret Allen and Susan Ferguson, $15.00. Our father,DAVID STUART,deceased.
Knox County, KentuckyLand Records
S-22-Stewart, John and Mary his wife, on 3 Nov 1802 deed to Robert Langford in con 200L, 200 acres on Richland Creek, crossing state road.Wit:Ambrose Arthur, James Button, John Ballenger. Acknowledgement refers to going to house of Thomas Arthur,Sr. to examine Mary, wife of John about release of dower.
JOHN STEWART (DAVID5, SAMUEL4, SAMUEL3, DAVID2, JOHNl) was born Abt 1762 in Stokes County, North Carolina, and died Aft 1827 in Knox County KY.He married MARY CARR?. I got name Carr from someone, but I don't have a record of it.Carr may not be Mary's maiden name.Also, I am not 100 % sure about the children of John and Mary.John and Mary Stewart were early settlers in Knox County, Ky. They were living there when the county was organized in 1779, formerly part of Lincoln County.The Grand Jury at the court of quarter sessions for Knox County, which met August 25, 1800, at the house of John Logan, Jr., before a court house was built, consisted of John Bailinger, Thomas Godwin, Joseph Johnson, James Culton, James Mahan, John Reddish, George Bunch, Nathan Dixon, John Dean, John Stewart, William Gibson, David Deweese, Christopher Cox, WilliamCox, Nathaniel Curtis, Alexander Stewart, James Haile, and Thomas Sellers.On Feb14, 1801, John and Mary Stewart, along with others, "came into court and acknowledged their bonds in the of 40 pounds each... for their appearance before the judges of district court to be held in Danville the first case of next May term in behalf of the Commonwealth vs Terry Daniel, who was being tried for a felony."On Apr 28, 1801, John Stewart paid $250 to John and Hannah Ballinger, for 200 acres of land on the headwaters of Little Richland Creek.Richland Creek flows into the Cumberland River southeast of Barbourville.John and Mary sold thIs tract of land on Nov 3, 1802, to Robert Sanford.Mary made her relinquishment of dower that day at the house of Thomas Arthur, Sr. in the presence of John Bailinger and Alexander Stewart. John Stewart sued Jacob Grindstaff for a debt of $6, but lost the case before Alexander Stewart and Thomas Johnston, justices. He appealed on Aug 2, 1802 and got the judgement reversed.On June 8, 1807, the court ordered that John Stewart, Sr., be exempted from working on the roads in the county, "as he was then perhaps 45 years old."The census of 1810 shows John was over 45, his wife was under 45, but over 26, and a boy between 10 and 16 years of age was living with them.
This info provided : RE: Knox County Connections
H. Gene Newman
404 Joy Drive
O'Fallon, IL 62269
Received:August 23, 19982:41PM