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101 "Baby" Alvion Henderson (2010-2011)

Alvion Henderson

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"Baby" Alvion Henderson, 1, of 275 7th St., Sunvale Apt 4D [Yanceyville, North Carolina] died on October 21, 2011 at the residence. Born in Orange County, he was the son of Mr. Alvin Totten and Ms. Arnita Henderson of the home. In addition to his parents he is survived by one brother - Keyland Totten, Martinsville, VA; maternal grandparents - Pam Dillard and Arnold Henderson of Yanceyville; paternal grandparents - Carlton and Ingretta Totten of Yanceyville; great grandparents, Patsy Dillard, Theotis Totten, Albert and Monie Johnson all of Yanceyville, aunts - Amy Totten, Asherleo Dillard, and Sasha Dillard, uncles, Arnold Henderson, Jr. and Jamarion Winstead. He was preceded in death by two great-grandfathers, Americus Henderson, and Paul Dillard Sr., and one great-grandmother, Pearl Totten.

The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 PM Thursday, October 27, 2011 at Sassafras Grove Baptist Church of Yanceyville, NC, by Rev. Thomas Motley; Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family visitation will be from 1 - 2 PM at the church prior to the service. Public viewing will be Wednesday, October 26, 2011 from 2:00 - 8:00 PM in the Roy Blackwell Chapel of Blackwell Funeral Home, Burlington. At other times the family will receive visitors and friends at the residence. All arrangements for "Baby" Alvion Henderson are entrusted to Blackwell Funeral Home, Burlington. 
Henderson, Alvion (I53584)
 
102 "Baby" Dagwell was a female, b. 17 Jul 1900 d. 5 Nov 1900. Photos taken in Lakeview Cemetery in Mackinaw confirm the above dates, and the sex of the child ("DAU OF C. T. & N DAGWELL"). Her gravestone lies next to that of Thelma Dagwell. Source: Ron Dagwell Post-Em 17 June 2009 ron.dagwell@gmail.com). Dagwell, Baby (I37667)
 
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109 "But few men have played so large and important a role in public affairs in North Carolina as the subject of this sketch [Romulus Mitchell Saunders] did for a period of fifty years. His grandfather was James Saunders of Orange County, who had four sons, among them Colonel James Saunders, a patriot in Revolutionary Times, who represented Orange County in the Provincial Congress of April, 1776, that placed the State in a position to defend the liberties of the people, and declared for independence, and William. On the formation of the new Continental regiments in 1777, William Saunders, a son of James Saunders, although but a youth, became ensign in the 6th regiment, and in February, 1779, received his promotion to lieutenant, and he continued in service with General Greene until the end of the war in 1783. Shortly after peace was won, this young Continental officer returned home and was married to Hannah Mitchell, by whom he had two sons, Franklin and Romulus Mitchell, the latter being the subject of this sketch. . . . "

Source: Ashe, Samuel A'Court. Biographical History of North Carolina from Colonial Times to the Present, Volume 3. Greensboro (North Carolina): C. L. Van Noppen, 1906, Page 386.
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In the name of God, Amen. I, JAMES SANDERS Senior of the County of Orange and Province of North Carolina, being sick and weak, but of sound disposing mind and memory, thanks be to Almighty God for it, do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say.

First, I commend my soul to almighty God who gave it me hoping through the merits of my blessed Savior Jesus Christ to attain eternal Life and my body to be decently buried in such manner as my Executors herein after named shall appoint, and as to my worldly estate and effects, I devise and bequeath in manner and form following (to wit)

Item. I leave and bequeath to my son (Col) JAMES SANDERS the tract of land agreed upon together with the plantation he now lives on, also BACUS a negro man, and BECK a negro wench and all her issue, said BACUS' wife, likewise JESSE, JENNY and HARRY, three negroes together with the stock of all kinds and nature so ever.

Item. I leave and bequeath to my daughter SARAH, wife of WILLIAM TRIGG a proportionable or equal share of such goods and effects as I have reserved for the use of me and my wife during our lives, and also leave and bequeath to the said SARAH TRIGG the negro wench NANN and her issue, and the negro boy DANIEL now in her the said SARAH's possession, and all the other effects I gave her at the time of her marriage.

Item. I leave and bequeath to my daugher SUSANNAH wife of ROBERT TERRY the negro wench called BETT together with the mare, bed and cattle I gave her at the time of marriage.

Item. I leave and bequeath to my daughter FANNY wife of WILLIAM SANDERS the elder a negro wench named JANE and her issue; a horse and saddle, bed and six head of cattle.

Item. I leave and bequeath to my daughter CASANDRA's eldest daughter a negro girl named LILLY.

Item. I leave and bequeath to my son (Major) RICHARD SANDERS a piece of tract of land beginning at the upper end of my plantation, and to come as low down as a Locust Bush on the river bank cross to the spring branch to an Ash, down the edge of the low ground to a spring, from that spring south to the back line; also a negro man called BOB and a negro girl named SHADE, also a negro boy called MAJOR together with a horse, a sorrell mare and six head of cattle.

Item. I leave and bequeath to my son (Capt) WILLIAM SANDERS a piece or tract of land beginning at my son JAMES' and ending at my son RICHARD'S tract together with a negro lad called CHARLES, and a negro girl called DELEH and a negro boy called RANDALL also a horse and a gray mare with six head of cattle.

Item. I leave and bequeath to my grandson JEREMIAH TERRY son my daughter SUSANNAH a negro boy named TIM.

Item. I leave and bequeath the mill stones and utinsils thereunto belonging, also the still to be for the use of my son JAMES' plantation and the plantaion whereon I live, and likewise the wagon for the use of the plantation whereon I now dwell.

Item. It is my will that all the goods and effects I die possessed of except the Bequests and Legacies herein mentioned, shall be equally divided between my daughters SARAH, SUSANNAH, FANNY, and CASSANDRA.

Item. It is my will that the stock of hoggs (sic) shall at the time of division be equally divided between my sons RICHARD and WILLIAM SANDERS.

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal, acknowledging this to be my last Will and Testament, this 28th day of February in the year of our Lord Christ, one thousand severn hundred and seventy six 1776 and I appoint my son JAMES SANDERS, RICHARD SANDERS and WILLIAM TRIGG my executors of this my last Will and Testament

JAMES SANDERS

Signed, sealed & delivered in presence of us

ANDREW HADDOCK
JAMES SANDERS
ROBIN (ROBERT?) TERRY

May Court 1776 The execution of the within will was duly proved in open court by the oath of JAMES SANDERS one of the subscribing witnessed thereto and ordered to be recorded.

F. Nash C C (clerk of the court)
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Some show a William Saunders (born 1700) and wife Agnes Adams as the parents of the Saunders children listed here. Following is the support claimed for this position. They also reference the son named William Saunders, Jr., and the Williams Family Ancestral Outline (Caswell County Historical Association Newsletter, December 2008, page 5).

Saunders, Romulus Mitchell, statesman, was born in Caswell (then Orange) county, N.C., March 3, 1791; son of William Saunders (an officer in the 6th regiment, N.C. troops during the Revolutionary war, 1777-83, and an original member of the Society of the Cincinnati) and Hannah (Mitchell) Saunders, his wife; grandson of William [p.239] and ?? (Adams) Saunders of Dan River, N.C., and a descendant of the Saunders family of Lancaster county, Virginia, who settled on the great Wiscomico river in 1660. His father removed to Somerset county, Tenn., in 1791, on the death of his wife, and died there in 1803. Romulus was adopted by his uncle, Col. James Saunders, a member of the Halifax congresses. He attended the University of North Carolina, 1809-11; read law with Judge Hugh Lawson White of Tennessee; and was married Dec. 22, 1812, to Rebecca Paine Carter of Caswell county, N.C. He practised law at Milton on the Dan river, N.C., 1812-15; and was a member of the state house of commons, 1815-20, being speaker of the house, 1819. His wife died, Oct. 9, 1821, and he was married secondly, May 26, 1823, to Anna Hays Johnson, daughter of Justice William Johnson (q.v.). He was a Democratic representative in the 17th, 18th and 19th congresses, 1821-27; attorney-general of North Carolina in 1828-31, and a commissioner with George W. Campbell and John K. Kane, to distribute 25,000,000 francs secured by the treaty with France, 1831.

He was judge of the superior court of North Carolina, 1835-40; was defeated for governor of the state by John M. Morehead in 1840; was a representative in the 27th and 28th congresses, 1841-45; U.S. minister to Spain, 1846-49, and he conducted the confidential negotiations made by the government for the purchase of Cuba for $100,000,000, which were frustrated by Reynolds, U.S. secretary of legation, who accepted a bribe for publishing the negotiations and was dismissed by the U.S. government. Mr. Saunders was recalled at his own request in 1849; was again a member of the house of commons, 1850-52; was judge of the superior court, 1852-65, and was a member of the board of commissioners to revise the laws of the state. He was a trustee of the University of North Carolina, 1819-64. He died in Raleigh, N.C., April 21, 1867.

Source: Ancestry.com. Biographies of Notable Americans, 1904 [database online]. Orem, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 1997. 
Saunders, Colonel James (I8533)
 
110 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I60380)
 
111 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I67431)
 
112 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I69403)
 
113 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I69406)
 
114 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I65008)
 
115 "Clarence Franklin Frederick (Frank), b. Aug. 17, 1915, was a carpenter. He married Doris Berry. they had one daughter, Marlene."
Source: "Texas County, Missouri, Heritage". 
Frederick, Clarence Franklin (I3005)
 
116 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I3006)
 
117 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I3007)
 
118 "Company H, 24th North Carolina Troops, CSA -- Son of Reuben A & Barbaray Hawkins Allen"

Bartlett and Emily were the parents of:

Manerva Virginia Hasseltine Allen Blalock
John Egbert Allen
Thomas Nathaniel Allen
William Henry Allen
Reuben Malcolm "Mack" Allen
George Preston Allen
Emily Agatha Allen Hicks
Walter Gaston Allen
Eugenia Ann Allen
Cora Frances Allen Murdock
Washington Hasten Allen
Susan Esperan Allen
 
Allen, Bartlett Yancey (I79204)
 
119 "CURDER [Corder], William. Petition of Obed Florence of Caswell County [North Carolina] requesting duplicate warrants be issued for the entry claims of WILLIAM CORDER for 2 tracts, 300 and 150 [acres] respectively, in 1779. Saidd Corder was a Revolutionary War soldier who was killed "at the battle of Utaw" in 1781. He was survived by "a widow and five children, to wit, Hannah, Mary, Sarah, Vinniford and Elizabeth." Afterwards, the petitioner married the widow and became administrator to the said William Corder [decd] and guardian [to] the orphans. Diligent search has been made in the Secretary's office for the grants of both the entries, and they cannot be found. 1800." Source: North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, vol. 1, no. 3, July, 1975, at p. 151.

The deeds specifiy that they are for duplicate warrants. And they specify that Obed paid the "50 shillings for every hundred" for both tracts. The mention of Corder's service may be coincidental and simply to explain the relationship between Obediah Florance and Mrs. Corder. Corder was not killed at the battle but died within the year (1782, not 1781) from wounds received at the Battle of Eutaw Springs.
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North Carolina Census, 1790-1890
Name: William Corder
State: NC
County: Caswell County
Township: Gloverston District
Year: 1777
Database: NC Early Census Index 
Corder, William (I12775)
 
120 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I77752)
 
121 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I77754)
 
122 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I26105)
 
123 "Dr." Ernest Jones lived in the house directly across from High Street Baptist Church (Milton, Caswell County, North Carolina). He was probably bi-racial, but claimed to be Indian. He had a hospital somewhat in back of the Donoho farm on Highway 62 South, and treated patients with his own concoctions. Ernest Jones had a son (Eustace Jones) who followed in the father's footsteps. The son ordered oil of peppermint in gallon or larger jugs from Owens-Minor Drug Co., which jugs were delivered through Brandon's Store in Milton. Ernest Jones's house still stands in Milton, but is in very dilapidated condition (just across the street from the home of Vanessa Richmond-Graves). "Dr." Ernest Jones used Epsom salts with a heavy hand. The son, Eustace Jones apparently was barred from using the United States Postal Service as a result of fraud. "Dr." Ernest Jones corresponded widely, particularly in the North.
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7/8/1918 (possibly 1913 or 1915)
P.O. Box # 22
Milton, N.C.

?rs Isabella Tucker: Honerable Madam your request came safe to hand at the same time found me crowded more and i can do day and night people here from all direction, and in reply to yours will say: Madam i can help you as i have thousands of others, before saying much i rather that you would come that i could look your case over, and see as well as tell you just what needing because it is something wrong some where, because i see you should enjoy more hapiness in your home. my friend you got to get and atend to your self, it is time you were moveing and looking around your self, anf [and] I'm here to help you.

This from a friend ever,

Earnest Jones
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North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975
Name: Eustace C Jones
Gender: Male
Race: Black
Age: 47
Birth Date: abt 1910
Birth Place: Caswell, North Carolina, United States
Death Date: 3 Jul 1957
Death Location: Fayetteville, Cumberland
Spouse's Name: Sallie Allen Jones
Father's Name: Earnest Jones
Mother's Name: Susie Jones
Residence: Milton, Caswell, North Carolina 
Jones, Eustace C. (I49975)
 
124 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I49977)
 
125 "Drury (Allen) married in North Carolina to Elizabeth Yarbrough who was born 2 May, 1752 in Amelia Co. Va. and the daughter of Henry Yarbrough. She is the proven daughter from a deed when son, Stokes Allen had power of Attorney for his parents to sell land in Franklin Co. that she and her husband Drury Allen had inherited from her father, Henry Yarbrough."

Wife of Drewry Allen, Rev. War Sol. 
Yarbrough, Elizabeth (I74971)
 
126 "Drury (Allen) married in North Carolina to Elizabeth Yarbrough who was born 2 May, 1752 in Amelia Co. Va. and the daughter of Henry Yarbrough. She is the proven daughter from a deed when son, Stokes Allen had power of Attorney for his parents to sell land in Franklin Co. that she and her husband Drury Allen had inherited from her father, Henry Yarbrough." Wife of Drewry Allen, Rev. War Sol.

Source: Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 29 September 2018), memorial page for Drewry Allen (1 Dec 1749-20 Jan 1826), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28496204, citing Pines Golf and Country Club Cemetery, Reidsboro, Pike County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Buena Smith (contributor 47066779) . 
Allen, Drewry (I74970)
 
127 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I27331)
 
128 "Elizabeth (Betty) Lea b c 1755 South Hyco Creek Orange Co N C. is single 1778."

Source: Amite County, Mississippi 1699-1890 (Volume #3): The Environs, Albert Eugene Casey (1957) at 558.
 
Lea, Elizabeth (I8504)
 
129 "Elizabeth Lea b c 1734 m Benjamin Clark b 1730 d 1805 son of John & Eliza Clark (they lived Lunenburg Co Va)"

Source: Amite County, Mississippi 1699-1890 (Volume #3): The Environs, Albert Eugene Casey (1957) at 557.
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To the Court of Charlotte County, sitting in Chancery, your Orator, Martin Elliott, administrator of the goods and chattels of John Elliott, deceased, and William Elliott and James Elliott humbly show that in or about the year 1783, a certain John Lea departed this life, having first made and duly published his last will and testament which is recorded in the Court and is hereby prayed to be held and taken as part of this Bill, that among other clauses in the said testament there is the following, to wit:

"Item. My will and desire is that my three Negroes and my two horses and my feather bed, likewise eight thousand weight of tobacco in the hands of my brother Joseph Lea and saddle should be sold to the highest bidder and the money arising therefrom to be equally divided among my three brothers and six sisters, to wit, William Lea, Joseph Lea, and Andrew Lea, Elizabeth Clark, Mary Walden, Ann Bennett, Sarah Penn, Milly Elliott, and Lucy Green all which I give to them and the heirs of their body forever. But if my sister Lucy Green should die without heirs of her body, my desire is that her part should be equally divided among the eight aforementioned brothers and sisters."

And the said testator appointed his brothers William and Joseph Lea executors of this last will and testament, of whom the said Joseph Lea qualified according to law, and undertook the burthen of the said executorship; and your orator states that John Elliott, now deceased, (who having died intestate your Orator, Martin Elliott, has Legally qualified as his administrator) and your Orators William Elliott and James Elliott were children of Milly Elliott, deceased, and were entitled to the said Milly Elliott's share of the said estate, that on a partial settlement of the claim of the said John Elliott on the 17th of July 1795 he was entitled to 3574# of tob. that the said John Elliott received 1847# of tob. in part of the same and the balance amounting to 1727# of tob. is now justly due to the estate of the said John Elliot, that your Orators William and James Elliott are also entitled to their shares of the estate of the said John Lea, deceased which have never been settled and paid to them and fore as much as your Orators are without remedy at common law, To the end therefore that the said Joseph Lea, executor of John Lea, deceased, may be held as defendant to this Bill to answer the same on oath and may be compelled to render a true Account of his transactions in his Executorship and to pay to your Orators whatever sums of Tobacco and money shall appear to be justly due to your Orators the commonwealth Writ of Subpoena commanding the defendant &c and to grant your Orators such relief as the rules of Equity may require.

Wm Mumford Attorney for Complainants

[It is interesting that the children of brother Ambrose Lee (decd) are not named and shows that as of 1800, sister Milly is now Milly Elliott with two children James Elliott and William Elliot. It's all one sentence so it's difficult to read and I can't tell if Martin Elliott is also a son?. A Capt Thomas Dudley died about 1778-1779 as two men Robert B Dudley and Thomas Dudley are advertising for claimants in august 26, 1779 in the issue of Virginia Gazette (Williamsburg, Virginia) Published September 4, 1779 Since the death date of John Lee is 1783, it is probable that Milly's sons are not of age until 1800. She would have married John Elliott abt 1779-1780.] 
Lea, Elizabeth (I27369)
 
130 "Elmer Frederick, b. Aug. 4, 1900, in Shannon County, MO, d. Sept 16, 1989, Houston, MO, buried in Pinelawn Cemetery, married Carrie Ellen Smalley. They had one daughter, Betty Jean Frederick, who married Robert Thomas Dunn. Bob and Betty had three children: Robyn Lee married Bob Harlan Aug 7, 1976, one son, Scott; Robert Thomas Dunn Jr. married Anna Marie Scott; and Melissa Ellen Dunn.

Source: "Texas County, Missouri, Heritage [Frederick by Robyn Dunn Harlan]".
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"Elmer and Carrie Frederick owned and operated many businesses in Texas County, including the Ben Franklin Store on Grand Ave. in Houston which is still family owned by the three grandchildren and operated by the youngest grandaughter, Melissa Dunn. Granny [Carrie Frederick], who is 84, still works ten hours a day in "HER" store!"

Source: "Texas County, Missouri, Heritage [Frederick by Robyn Dunn Harlan]". 
Frederick, Claude Elmer (I2993)
 
131 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I2997)
 
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133 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I2998)
 
134 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I2999)
 
135 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I3000)
 
136 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I3001)
 
137 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I3002)
 
138 "Elmer Frederick, b. Aug. 4, 1900, in Shannon County, MO, d. Sept 16, 1989, Houston, MO, buried in Pinelawn Cemetery, married Carrie Ellen Smalley. They had one daughter, Betty Jean Frederick, who married Robert Thomas Dunn. Bob and Betty had three children: Robyn Lee married Bob Harlan Aug 7, 1976, one son, Scott; Robert Thomas Dunn Jr. married Anna Marie Scott; and Melissa Ellen Dunn.:
Source: "Texas County, Missouri Heritage."
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Carrie Ellen Frederick, 98, daughter of Frank and Mary Anthony Smalley, was born Aug. 28, 1908, at Houston, Texas County, Missouri. She died Sept. 13, 2006, at Houston House Nursing Center. Mrs. Frederick lived her entire life at Houston, where she began her business career in 1935 when she and her husband, Elmer Frederick, opened Frederick's Grocery Store at the corner of First and Pine. The business included Carrie's Bake Shop, where she made cakes and donuts. After selling the grocery store, Mr. Frederick went into the dairy business, and Mrs. Frederick bought the bus station on Grand Avenue, where she had a restaurant and bake shop during World War II. The restaurant had a jukebox, and on Saturday nights, soldiers came from Fort Leonard Wood to dance. She sold the restaurant in 1945, and started Frederick's Variety at the corner of Main and First. In 1947, she was approached to become a Ben Franklin Dime Store franchisee. She moved her business to Grand Avenue, where it remained until 1997, when she retired. In the mid-'60s, she discovered she loved to travel. The Fredericks traveled to many countries, bringing souvenirs to friends and family. She loved her family, traveling, her business associations, embroidery, knitting, bird watching, raising cattle with her husband and her rose garden. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, four sisters, one grandchild and her husband of 63 years. Surviving are her daughter, Betty Dunn of Houston; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services were Sept. 16 at the Evans Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kendall Ford officiating. Burial was in the Pine Lawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Care. Source: Houston Herald 
Smalley, Carrie Ellen (I2994)
 
139 "Executor of estate of Aron Swepson allowed 5% for settlement of account."

Source: Historical Abstracts of Minutes of Caswell County North Carolina. Wendell (North Carolina): Broadfoot's Bookmark, 1976, p.74. 
Swepson, Aaron (I71461)
 
140 "For all my adult life Mabel Nichols Brinkley has been my neighbor, and she is the best neighbor anyone could ever have. She is at home. That’s where she wants to be. Every Sunday she prepares a meal -- never knowing how many guests she will have, but always plenty for everyone. She is that kind of person. Never having had great means she has shared with anyone and everyone. She is the soul of generosity, and her mantra is that if she cannot divide what she has then she does not want anything. She is just that way. She has lived right here all her life, and probably has never been much more than a hundred miles from here.

"She did like to go to the mountains when getting around was a little easier. Mabel and Willard had seven children. The oldest one died in early childhood. Two others were severely handicapped, and in spite of the recommendations often and constantly that they be removed to institutional care, Mabel insisted that they were hers and that she would be responsible for them, and she was, with the tenderest of loving care. That’s her nature. She has been a good and loving mother to her four other children, and they have returned that loving loyalty to her. She knows where her grandchildren are and who they are, and now there are great grandchildren
and at least one great great grandchild, and they all know Granny Mabel, and love her.

"Not only has Mabel taken care of her own family, but also her siblings. She cared for them and their offspring
witih the same constancy, caring for them through their illnesses and troubles. She lived with her in-laws until their deaths, and cared for them in the same way. Nobody could help but love Mabel. She was proud of her family, and justly so, especially for their loyalty to her and to each other. Hers was the supoort that binds families together. This world needs more Mabels, plain, unassuming, gentle, considerate, nonjudgmental, simply live a good life where she was placed.

"On Sunday, Sept. 2, her children hosted a surprise 90th birthday party for her. They were careful in their planning and they were successful in the surprise. Friends and family from all around and from many years association came to pay tribute to a gentle and kind and generous and unassuming life. I said to her one day, 'Mabel, I believe you would give me the clothes off your back.' With no hesitation she answered, 'Well, I would, if I thought you needed them and could wear them.' Such is her nature. All those who came to honor her know her nature just as I do."

Source: "Milton Memories" by Jean Bradsher Scott. The Caswell Messenger (Yanceyville, North Carolina), 5 September 2012.
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1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Mabel F Nickolds [Mabel F Nichols]
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1923
Birthplace: North Carolina
Race: White
Home in 1930: Milton, Caswell, North Carolina
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: Flem Nicholds
Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
Mother's Name: Susie Nicholds
Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
Household Members: Name Age
Flem Nicholds 36
Susie Nicholds 35
Mary S Nickolds 16 [6]
Charlie L Nickolds 13
Walter J Nickolds 11
Mabel F Nickolds 7 
Nichols, Mabel (I60195)
 
141 "Frederick Brock was the eldest child of Rudolph Brock, born 2 February 1719, in Zweibreucken, Germany. He married about 1743; nothing is known of his wife; his eldest son Isaac was born a year later. Frederick is believed to have been a farmer who served from time to time as a chain carrier, an assistant to a surveyor, in the area near his father in Virginia. His name also appears on quite a few deeds as a chain carrier after he moved about 130 miles south into Orange County, North Carolina where he appeared on the 1755 and 1777 tax lists in the Gloucester District. There seems to be no firm record of him as a land owner during the 1750-1780 period in which he is believed to have lived there. Only one transaction has been found thus far which was a warrant he executed on 11 November 1755, granting his son William then about three years old, a future interest in 640 acres above Captain Bankson's line on North Hico (Creek), and presumably owned by him. He was also recorded as living on land marking the northeast corner of Gloucester District, which would be on Cobb Creek just below Leasburg, adjoining the present day Caswell Game lands, and three miles NE of the old Griers Presbyterian Church, established in 1753."

Source: Frederick Brock 1719-1807 His American Family, Clarence C. Brock, Jr. (1997) at 9. 
Brock, Frederick (I33386)
 
142 "G. L. Walker Jr trained pilots how to read instrument panels in the planes. While enlisted they brought in a group who taught the soldiers how to make frozen custard. After G. L. left the military he used that knowledge to open Pete's Frozen Custard in Burlington. He had a putt putt, and a coin operated laundry also. Later on he was at a coin operated trade show where he saw his first automatic car wash. He then used that knowledge to open Lil Donnie Walkers car wash named after his son Donald. G. L Walker Jr was a true visionary, he had a great eye for the future and where things were headed, also a great vision on locations for success. A very brilliant man!"

Source: Tyler James Chandler 1 December 2019 Post to the Caswell County Historical Association Facebook Page.
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Department of Veterans Affairs Death Index
Name: George Walker
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 13 May 1921
Death Date: 17 Oct 1973
SSN: 241189213
Branch 1: ARMY
Enlistment Date 1: 29 Oct 1942
Release Date 1: 15 Feb 1946 
Walker, George L. Jr. (I61392)
 
143 "Gabriel Lea followed the rest of his family, a merchant for many years in his native village, Leasburg, which was indeed the _____ of the Leas. He realized a handsome fortune and married into a family of wealth and high morals & position, a Methodist a civil _____, he has been greatly useful to the church, to society, raised a numerous family steady & industrious as the day was long, Grandfather of Edwin H. Lea."

Source: Lea, Wilhelmina. Reminiscences of Miss Willie Lea. Copied from Manuscript in Possession of Mrs. M. H. Moore (Weaverville, North Carolina). Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, North Carolina). June 1943. Mostly a narrative account of her family, with biographical data, dates, and relationships, written in the 1930s. Typescript was made in 1943 from a manuscript lent by Mrs. W. S. Dixon.
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Mrs. Phoebe H. Lea of Washington (Special to The Observer)

Greensboro, September 8: Mrs. Phoebe Holmes Lea died at her home in Washington, last Saturday, after a brief illness following a stroke of apoplexy. She was the wife of Mr. Gabriel M. Lea, who was treasurer of the North Carolina Railroad from 1867 to 1873, and mother of Captain Edwin H. Lee [sic], well known in Greensboro. Mr. R. G. Lee [sic], of this city, is a nephew of her husband, who has been an invalid for four years with paralysis.

Source: Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, North Carolina), 9 September 1905, Saturday, Page 3.
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1860 US Federal Census
E H Led [E H Lea]
Age: 4
Birth Year: abt 1856
Gender: Male
Birth Place: North Carolina
Home in 1860: Alamance, North Carolina
Post Office: Graham
Family Number: 671
Household Members:
Name Age
G B Led [Lea] 75
G W [M] Led [Lea] 34
P S Led [Lea] 25
E H Led [Lea] 4
J A Murray 22 
Lea, Edwin Holmes (I57358)
 
144 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I14814)
 
145 "Gabriel Lea son of James Lea Sr. Capt. Rev. War Member Legislature 1794 b 1758 1 mile West Leasburg, N. C. Justice of Peace d 1834 (Will Bk M p 433 Caswell Co) Exemplary Christian -- Methodist., m Elizabeth Ashburne b 1757 d 1840. Issue:

"Vincent Lea b 1774 Leasburg. Merchant. Lived Petersburg & Norfolk d 1863 m Mary Vangard or Voinard or Voinevel (French) of Petersburg Va. No issue.

"William Lea b 1776 Merchant Sheriff Caswell Co, Justice of Peace d. 1873. Leasburg m. his 2nd cousin Sarah McNeil (Wm. Lea Line).

"Gabriel B. Lea Merchant b 1783 d 1871 Alamance Co N.C. m. Mary McCauley of Pleasant Grove.

"Elizabeth Lea b 1786 Leasburg N C m Dr. Daniel Malone, Jr Caswell Co, 11 Dec 1801.

"James Lea, Merchant b 1792 d 1848 m 1836 Rebecca R Meade of Petersburg Va.

"Mary (Polly) Lea b 1789 d 1861 m Elijah Morton Caswell Co 5 Nov, 1811.

"Sallie Lea b 1791 m John Richmond Caswell Co 21 Dec, 1799. [Note problem with birth and marriage dates.]

"Phoebe Lea b 1796 m John C Van Hook Caswell Co 24 Nov 1819

"Barbara Lea b 1796 m (1) 4 Nov, 1813 Richard Hayes m (2) Stephen Winstead. (Edwin Holmes Lea; dates of Caswell Co marriages by AEC)."

Source: Amite County, Mississippi 1699-1890 (Volume #3): The Environs, Albert Eugene Casey (1957) at 554-555. 
Lea, Phoebe (I14820)
 
146 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I54212)
 
147 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I54213)
 
148 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I54214)
 
149 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I54325)
 
150 "Give my love to cousin John Kerr Graves. If he will come to Georgia I will ensure him a Wife."

Source: 11 April 1839 Letter from Leannah Graves Haralson to Paul Anderson Haralson. See: Paul Haralson Correspondence.
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Whether the mother of John Kerr Graves is Frances Williams or Mary Thomas Marshall is not known. He is shown as a child of the first wife of General Barzillai Graves, Frances Williams, based upon the possibility that he was the first son and named in part for his paternal grandfather, John Herndon Graves. 
Graves, John Kerr (I3171)
 

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