64.SolomanJohnston, Sr., born Abt. 1727 in Sampson Co., NC; died Abt. 1787 in Sampson Co., NC.He was the son of 128. JonathanJohnston.He married 65. MaryHerring. 65.MaryHerring, born in Sampson Co., NC; died Unknown in Sampson Co., NC. Notes for Soloman Johnston, Sr.: The following paragraphs are quoted directly from "The Family of Cicero Howard Johnson and Eugenia Theodora Robinson - the Sixteenth Generation Descendants of Sir John de Johnstone" compiled by Merla Johnson Cline and Betty Gene Caison Best, (1989): "12. Soloman Johnston ca 1727 married Mary Herring; children - Soloman, Jr., Soasby, Ephriam, Samuel. "July 27, 1753, Soloman Johnston was issued a grant of land from George II, King of England, located on the north side of the Great Contentnea Creek.The Johnston County Land Grand records show that Soloman Johnston owned over nine hundred acres on Contentnea Creek.His brother Jacob Johnston is listed among the tax payers in Johnston County in 1769.Johnston county was formed from Craven in 1746.It was probably that section of Craven in which these gentlemen lived that was taken into the formation of Johnston county. "Soloman and his brother, Joab, settled in what is now Sampson County, coming from Contentnea, which is northeast of Sampson, shortly before the Revolutionary War.They settled on the head of Doctor's Creek and Clear Run. Soloman was a Methodist preacher. "Soloman Johnson, Jr.served in the Revolutionary War with two of his brothers, Ephraim Johnson and Soasby Johnson -- all in the same Jones Company, 10th Regiment.They enlisted June 15, 1781 for 12 months and served in Captain Samuel Jones' Company in North Carolina.This information is of record in 'State Records of NC,' by Walter Clark, in Volume XVI, 1782, page 1093.It is said the Tories captured these brothers and put them in Halifax jail because they would not fight with the Tories.While in jail they sung a patriotic song which they learned in jail: The French are full of envy, The city's full of pride The Parish is full of poverty And we can not abide. "These three brothers escaped from jail and rejoined the Revolutionary Army the same day in the same company as above mentioned." Children of Soloman Johnston and Mary Herring are:
Minson Brough Howard, born 15 Jan 1764; died 20 Dec 1829 in Sampson Co., NC; married (1) Anne Williams Abt. 1788; married (2) Dorcas White Abt. 1794 in Sampson Co., NC.
Thomas M. Howard, Jr., born Aft. 1770377; died Aft. 1860 in Sampson Co., NC377
More About Thomas M. Howard, Jr.: 1880 Federal Census: 1820, Sampson Co., NC - #306 Census 2: 1840, Sampson Co., NC - #18 Federal Census 1: 1850, Northern Dist., Sampson Co., NC - #363 Federal Census 2: 1860, Honeycutt Dist., Sampson Co., NC - #906
74.JohnC.Williams378, born 1745 in Sampson Co., NC378; died 1798 in Sampson Co., NC378.He was the son of 148. JohnWilliams and 149. KatherineGalbreth.He married 75. KatherineCarouth. 75.KatherineCarouth378, born 1745 in Sampson Co., NC378; died 02 Dec 1822 in Sampson Co., NC379. Notes for John C. Williams: One source referred to him as Captain John "She" Williams. Children of John Williams and Katherine Carouth are:
Thomas Williams380, born 17 May 1765 in Sampson Co., NC380; died 10 Oct 1844 in Sampson Co., NC380; married Catherin Culbreth 27 Feb 1808 in Sampson Co., NC380; born WFT Est. 1762-1791380; died WFT Est. 1813-1878380.
More About Thomas Williams and Catherin Culbreth: Marriage: 27 Feb 1808, Sampson Co., NC380
John Williams380, born 1766 in Sampson Co., NC380; died Aft. 1823 in Mississippi380
Anne Williams, born 1767 in Sampson Co., NC; died Abt. 1796; married Minson Brough Howard Abt. 1788.
Mary Williams380, born 1768 in Sampson Co., NC380; died Aft. 1824 in Sampson Co., NC380; married James Butler; died Unknown.
Sarah Williams380, born 1769 in Sampson Co., NC380; died Abt. 1840 in Sampson Co., NC380; married Duncan McLerran WFT Est. 1797-1828380; born WFT Est. 1752-1772380; died WFT Est. 1797-1858380.
More About Duncan McLerran and Sarah Williams: Marriage: WFT Est. 1797-1828380
William Williams380, born 1770 in Sampson Co., NC380; died Abt. 1826 in Sampson Co., NC380
Richard Williams380, born 1771 in Sampson Co., NC380; died Aft. 1824 in Sampson Co., NC380
Robert Williams380, born 1773 in Sampson Co., NC380; died Aft. 11 May 1830 in Sampson Co., NC380; married Margaret Carouth 03 Feb 1808 in Sampson Co., NC380; born Abt. 1786 in Cumberland Co., NC380; died Aft. 1860 in Sampson Co., NC380.
More About Robert Williams and Margaret Carouth: Marriage: 03 Feb 1808, Sampson Co., NC380
Elizabeth Williams380, born 1774 in Sampson Co., NC380; died Aft. 1824 in Sampson Co., NC380; married (1) Sampson Dees WFT Est. 1802-1821380; born WFT Est. 1757-1777380; died WFT Est. 1802-1863380; married (2) Robert Butler WFT Est. 1802-1821380; born Abt. 1771 in Craven or Duplin Co., NC381; died Abt. 1839 in Sampson Co., NC382.
More About Sampson Dees and Elizabeth Williams: Marriage: WFT Est. 1802-1821383
Catherine Williams383, born 1775 in Sampson Co., NC383; died Aft. 1824 in Sampson Co., NC383; married Joel Matthews WFT Est. 1803-1819 in Sampson Co., NC383; born 26 Aug 1772 in Anson Co., NC383; died 09 Jan 1821 in Sampson Co., NC383.
More About Joel Matthews and Catherine Williams: Marriage: WFT Est. 1803-1819, Sampson Co., NC383
76.FleetCooper, Sr., born 1721 in Philadelphia, PA384; died 1795 in Sampson Co, NC384,385.He was the son of 152. BenjaminCooper and 153. ElizabethKelly.He married 77. MargueriteCoore 1747 in Loudoun Co., VA386. 77.MargueriteCoore387,388, born Abt. 1725 in Virginia389; died Bef. 1795 in Sampson Co, NC390.She was the daughter of 154. ThomasCoore and 155. Margitt. Notes for Fleet Cooper, Sr.: Born in Philadelphia.Moved with his family in 1725 to Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.Grew up in Loudon Co., Virginia.On the 21st of January in 1764 he was living in Dobbs Co., NC when he bought 100 acres on Great Coharie river in Duplin Co., NC.This part of Duplin County would later become Sampson County.[Sampson Co., NC Deed Book 1, page 103] Over time, acquired much additional land on the west side of the "Great Cohera."Received 640 acres by Land Grant No. 281 on 26 October 1767. He was the 17th of 21 signers of the Duplin County Oath of Allegiance and Abjuration passed by the General Assembly at New Bern, the capital of North Carolina at the time, in November 1777. [Wheeler: N.C. Sketches, p. 138-139; also, McGowan: Flashes of Duplin's History and Government, p. 43] Fleet Cooper served as one of 12 Justices appointed by the Governorwhen Sampson County was formed .The first court session took place on 21 June 1784. "A bronze plaque at Concord Crossroads on Highway 24, 6 miles west of Clinton reads: 'Fleet Cooper, Sr. 1722-1795; Civil Officer; Judge, Court of Common Pleas, First Court in Sampson; Signer of Oath of Allegiance and Abjuration for Duplin County; wed Marguerite Coore 1747 and had issue: John; Fleet, Jr.; William; Coore; Elizabeth; Mary; Grace.'"["The Heritage of Sampson Co., NC," published by Sampson Co. Historical Society, 1983; Article #564 by Mamie C. Sawyer, p. 376.] The children of Fleet Cooper, Sr. had private schoolteachers and received a good education.["The Heritage of Sampson Co., NC," published by Sampson Co. Historical Society, 1983; Article #565 by Mary John Parker, p. 376.] Abstract of will: ....I give to the estate of my son John Cooper, dec'd, one cow and one calf, he having received part of his legacy in his lifetime....to my son Fleet Cooper 136 acres of land where he now lives and all the land I own on Sheppard's Branch....to my daughter, Elizabeth Wiggins, five shillings....to Polly Holmes, daughter of the said Grace Holmes, seventy five acres of land....set my hand and seal...this 2nd day of July 1795.Fleet Cooper - More About Fleet Cooper, Sr.: Dwelling: Jan 1764, Bought 100 acres on Great Coharie in Duplin Co., NC.391 Will Probated: Nov 1801, Proved in court by son, Fleet, Jr.Not recorded until 1828.391 Will Written: 02 Jul 1795, Sampson Co., NC Will Book 8, p. 255.
Notes for Marguerite Coore: Another source gives her location of birth as Northampton Co., NC.
More About Fleet Cooper and Marguerite Coore: Marriage: 1747, Loudoun Co., VA392 Children of Fleet Cooper and Marguerite Coore are:
Coore Cooper392, died Unknown; married Ester Magee 10 Mar 1790393; died Unknown.
More About Coore Cooper and Ester Magee: Marriage: 10 Mar 1790393
Mary Cooper394, died Unknown; married <?> Peterson; died Unknown.
Grace Cooper394, died Unknown; married Lewis Holmes; died Unknown.
John Cooper, born 1748 in Sampson Co., NC395; died Unknown; married Zylpha Williams; died Unknown.
Rev. Fleet Cooper, Jr., born 1750 in Duplin Co., NC; died 28 Jan 1828 in Sampson Co., NC; married Sarah Scott 1777 in Dobbs Co., NC.
William Cooper, born 1750 in Sampson Co., NC396; died 1821397; married Martha Thames; died Unknown.
More About William Cooper: Occupation: Bet. 1787 - 1790, Pastor of Great Cohara Church398
Elizabeth Cooper, born Abt. 1759399; died 13 Jul 1825 in Monroe Co., Alabama400; married William Wiggins, Sr. 1775 in Duplin Co., NC400; born Abt. 1755 in Johnston Co., NC400; died 06 Jun 1819 in Monroe Co., Alabama401.
Notes for William Wiggins, Sr.: Another source gives the name as William WILLIAMS.
More About William Wiggins and Elizabeth Cooper: Marriage: 1775, Duplin Co., NC402