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51  Shepphard, William Young (I11507)
 
52  Brame, Hazel (I11531)
 
53  Stamps, David J. (I11544)
 
54  Perry, Martha (I11548)
 
55  [Dodson], Georgiana Unknown (I11550)
 
56  [Bonner], Annie Unknown (I11551)
 
57  Bonner, John (I11552)
 
58 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I18746)
 
59  Bird, General Jehu (I20243)
 
60 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I24454)
 
61  Lea, William (I27330)
 
62  Compton, Artemus Aquilla (I27604)
 
63  Burton, Hutchins (I32644)
 
64 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I35197)
 
65  Cobb, Joseph P. (I36387)
 
66  Watlington, Armistead (I44360)
 
67 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I44624)
 
68 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I55626)
 
69 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I57160)
 
70 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I58785)
 
71 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I60978)
 
72 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I61376)
 
73  Aldridge, William (I61831)
 
74  Terry, James (I62289)
 
75 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I63096)
 
76 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I64219)
 
77  Gunn, Elmer (I79742)
 
78  Family (F5204)
 
79  Family (F11147)
 
80 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I30684)
 
81 "(4) Polly Lea married James Seargent and their daughter Phebe married her cousin Lawrence Lea."

Source: The Heritage of Caswell County, North Carolina, Jeannine D. Whitlow, Editor (1985) at 351 (Article #437, "James Lea" by Katharine Kerr Kendall).

Based upon the above there is some confusion as to the mother of Phoebe Sargent.
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"William Lea, Sr. son of James Lea Sr b 1747 Leasburg, N. C. Orange Co. N.C. Militia Rev. War, d 1806 Leasburg, N. C. (Will Bk E - p 289 Caswell Co) m Caty Van Hook, Issue: Lawrence (Larry) Lea Member North Carolina Legislature 1804, m Caswell Co, 23 Sep 1793 Phoebe Sergeant dau of Polly Lea Sargeant. He d 1808 Caswell Co and she m (2) Samuel Bowers, Issue: Washington Lea, William Lea, James Madison Lea m Polly Van Hook, Artemsia Lea. Family left Leasburg probably settled in Ala. James Lea m. Caswell Co 17 Aug, 1795 Nancy Dobbins, widow Burd. Issue: Franklin Lea, Aaron Lea, Nancy Lea. Eunice (Nice) Lea m William Donaho 8 Nov, 1797 Caswell Co. (Edwin Holmes Lea to F. P. Otken, marriage dates by AEC. Will Bk E p 418, Caswell Co.)"

"Polly Lea dau of James & Anne Lea of Leasburg b c 1752, m James Sergeant & they had a dau, Phoebe Sergeant who m (1) Lawrece Lea son of William Lea (1st cousin q.v.) She m (2) Samuel Bowers (Ref. Edwin Holmes Lea d 1917)."

Source: Amite County, Mississippi 1699-1890 (Volume #3): The Environs, Albert Eugene Casey (1957) at 553-554.
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Arkansas Wills & Probate Records 1818-1998; Monroe Cty Wills-Records Vol 1 A-B 1830-1865 pg 229/587 ancestry viewer: Will of Phebe Bowers, dated 12/27/1849- names Daughters Artamissia Lee, Phoebe R Sargent. Son Lemuel S Bowers, grandson Edward Green Bowers & granddaughter Rebecca Sargent. Will probated Dec 27, 1850.
 
Sargent, Phoebe (I30683)
 
82 "(4) Polly Lea married James Seargent and their daughter Phebe married her cousin Lawrence Lea."

Source: The Heritage of Caswell County, North Carolina, Jeannine D. Whitlow, Editor (1985) at 351 (Article #437, "James Lea" by Katharine Kerr Kendall).
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Mary "Polly", (b. @ 1752) m. James Sergant, (son of"Old" William Sergant) & Sarah (Lea?). Large family. Most migrate to TN. Dau. Phebe m. Lawrence, 23 Sep 1793. m. 2nd, Samuel Bowers, moves to AL.
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" Polly Lea dau of James & Anne Lea of Leasburg b c 1752, m James Sergeant & they had a dau, Phoebe Sergeant who m (1) Lawrece Lea son of William Lea (1st cousin q.v.) She m (2) Samuel Bowers (Ref. Edwin Holmes Lea d 1917)."

Source: Amite County, Mississippi 1699-1890 (Volume #3): The Environs, Albert Eugene Casey (1957) at 554. 
Lea, Mary (I3815)
 
83 ". . . There are issues related to the Fuqua line that are troubling. The parents of William Fuqua (m. Frankie Dunivant, 1792) are not known, although he is in the generation of the great-grandchildren of Guillaume Fouquet. He lived most of his married life in rural Caswell County, North Carolina. There is no record of land ownership so he may have been a sharecropper, supporting the family legend that we descend from sharecroppers. His daughter, Mary Fuqua, never married and had several out-of-wedlock children, the first at the age of twelve. Several of her daughters had out-of-wedlock children, including Fannie (Frances) who never married. This means that for two generations from 150 to 200 years ago, fatherhood was not identified and the family name was maintained by females. Even though this is not what you want to find when you research for ancestors, you must acknowledge that it is history and should appreciate the progress that has been made in the family over the last 150 years. It seems apparent that Fannie's second son, John Henry (my great-grandfather), started to upgrade the family genetically when he married Henrietta Brooks, a physician's daughter, probably the first literate person in the family. The generations that have followed in my line seem to have continued this upgrade through marriage, although I doubt that these were pragmatic decisions. It was Henrietta who changed the spelling of our name to Fuquay, perhaps to start a new genetic line. She may have instilled in the family an appreciation for the value of education. Both of her sons were literate. Two of her grandchildren earned college degrees (including my father) as did at least seven of her great-grandchildren with one earning a law degree and another a Ph.D. We never heard much about Henrietta when I was growing up, perhaps because she died before most of her grandchildren were born, but I believe that she is due a great deal of credit for the progress that has been made in the family over the last 125 years."
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1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Mary Fugua
Age: 50
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1800
Birth Place: Virginia
Gender: Female
Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Caswell, North Carolina
Household Members: Name Age
Mary Fugua 50
John Fugua 34
Francis Fugua 30 (Frances Fuqua)
Elizabeth P Fugua 25
Martha Fugua 21
Margaret C Fugua 18
Augustin W Fugua 6
Pinckney Fugua 3
John H Dunivant 18
Alexander Dunivant 13

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Betsy Fuqua
Age in 1860: 34
Birth Year: abt 1826
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1860: Caswell, North Carolina
Gender: Female
Post Office: Yanceyville
Occupation: Seamstress
Household Members: Name Age
Betsy Fuqua 34
Emiline Fuqua 33
William Fuqua 13
Eliza Fuqua 6
Henry Fuqua 3
Fannie Fuqua 2

1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Elizabeth Dunivant
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1834
Age in 1870: 36
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1870: Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina
Race: White
Gender: Female
Post Office: Yanceyville
Household Members: Name Age
Thomas Dunivant 35
Elizabeth Dunivant 36
Hersey Dunivant 7 (possibly Henry)
Martha Dunivant 5
Eliza Fuqua 14
Fannie Fuqua 12

She purportedly had three children out-of-wedlock before marrying Thomas Dunnivant in 1866. 
Fuqua, Elizabeth P. (I24732)
 
84 ". . . There are issues related to the Fuqua line that are troubling. The parents of William Fuqua (m. Frankie Dunivant, 1792) are not known, although he is in the generation of the great-grandchildren of Guillaume Fouquet. He lived most of his married life in rural Caswell County, North Carolina. There is no record of land ownership so he may have been a sharecropper, supporting the family legend that we descend from sharecroppers. His daughter, Mary Fuqua, never married and had several out-of-wedlock children, the first at the age of twelve. Several of her daughters had out-of-wedlock children, including Fannie (Frances) who never married. This means that for two generations from 150 to 200 years ago, fatherhood was not identified and the family name was maintained by females. Even though this is not what you want to find when you research for ancestors, you must acknowledge that it is history and should appreciate the progress that has been made in the family over the last 150 years. It seems apparent that Fannie's second son, John Henry (my great-grandfather), started to upgrade the family genetically when he married Henrietta Brooks, a physician's daughter, probably the first literate person in the family. The generations that have followed in my line seem to have continued this upgrade through marriage, although I doubt that these were pragmatic decisions. It was Henrietta who changed the spelling of our name to Fuquay, perhaps to start a new genetic line. She may have instilled in the family an appreciation for the value of education. Both of her sons were literate. Two of her grandchildren earned college degrees (including my father) as did at least seven of her great-grandchildren with one earning a law degree and another a Ph.D. We never heard much about Henrietta when I was growing up, perhaps because she died before most of her grandchildren were born, but I believe that she is due a great deal of credit for the progress that has been made in the family over the last 125 years." Fuqua, Martha (I24784)
 
85 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I2387)
 
86 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I48695)
 
87 "A Lost Art" by John Turk

While few would find fault with the ease of communication afforded by e-mail, texting, and twittering, those of us who study history understand that there are other aspects of communication that have been lost. Letter-writing seems to be becoming a thing of the past. Even handwriting (as once aught in public schools) is quickly becoming a lost art. In WNCHA's collections are several autograph books once owned by the descendants or in-laws of William Wallace McDowell and his wife, Sarah Lucinda McDowell--former owners of the Smith-McDowell House.

We docents at the museum like to show school children on tours examples from these books. "This, my young friends," we say, "is what handwriting looks like." They are always amazed. And we explain that what they are seeing was done with ink purchased at a local store and with a pen that was not all that different from the pen used to sign the Declaration of Independence. In addition, there was no such thing as erasing a mistake. As you were working with ink, there were no "do overs."

One of the autograph books was once the pride and joy of Ella Gertrude Graham (1862-1931). She was the wife of John Hardy McDowell and daughter-in-law of William and Sarah. It is what was known as a floral album. Every other page contains a color rendering of a different flower. The title page offers a guide to flowers and their meaning: geraniums stand for confidence, lilacs for first love.

Ella's book is not filled with the autographs of famous people. Rather it is simply a collection of signatures of friends and acquaintances. Many are dated, and most are accompanied by poems or words of wisdom. Some are true works of art--or, perhaps, examples of Victorian excess. M. M. Lemmond surrounded his signature with an enchanting bird on a nest with a ribbon in its beak. It shows exquisite changes in pen pressure and speed. G. N. Smithdeal of Salisbury, N.C.'s autograph, dated August 28, 1882, features scrolling branches and two birds, one atop a quill-tipped pen. The inscription reads: "May angels crown the with immortal flowers."

With today's emphasis on speed and its loss of concern regarding spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, or general neatness--not to mention its fascination with texting, shorthand (such as LOL for "laughing out loud) it is difficult to imagine a world where one could take half an hour or more simply to sign one's name.

Several of the autograph books are on display in the front parlor and the 1870s bedroom of the [Smith-McDowell House] museum. Ella McDowell's, because of its delicate condition, is housed in the museum's archives, but may be viewed upon request.

Source: WNCHA News: Newsletter of the Western North Carolina Historical Association, September/October 2011, Page 3. 
Graham, Ella Gertrude (I23630)
 
88 "A Tribute to the Late Grasty Crews," The Register (Danville, Virginia), Friday, 2 November 1951. This article revealed that John Grasty Crews practiced law in Danville, Virginia, served as President of Danville Power and Traction Company, was a Democrat involved in both local and state politics, and once chaired the Danville Electoral Board. Crews, John Grasty (I69559)
 
89 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I18408)
 
90 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I59414)
 
91 "Adeline Lea, called Addie, was born in Farmville Va. in 1842. After finishing school here she went to school in Richmond Va. for one term. She was very gifted in music. During the Civil War she taught in a private family in Patrick Co. Va., for a year. Later she taught in Dr. Charles Deems school at Wilson N.C. Soon after the war, she went to Jackson, Tenn. to teach music in Uncle Lorenzo's school there, in which also Prof. B. L. Arnold, a native Virginian, taught mathematics. The intimate association resulted in marriage, which was sonsummated in 1867. Their union was a short one, Addie, in 1871, dying very suddenly in Bolivar Tenn, where Mr. Arnold taught after leaving Jackson, leaving 2 children, the oldest Harry, 3 years old, and a baby, John Marshall, 8 months. (The baby lived only 2 weeks after his mother's death.)

"I was in Tenn. at the time and Mr. Arnold with me brought the children east. I took charge of the baby and he carried Harry to his father's home in Va. Harry, a year later, was brought here to stay with us. He, after his education and spending many years in the army lives now in Oregon to which state his father went soon after Addie's death. Mr. Arnold was President of a College at Corvallis, Oregon. After Addie's death he married again, Minnie White. They had one son, Ernest, who was highly educated and very musical. He lost his life when about 25 years of age, I suppose."

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. 
Arnold, John Marshall (I59415)
 
92 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I59416)
 
93 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I59417)
 
94 "And lastly to the north marked R was the home of Griffin Gunn whose widow Dorothy married John C. Harvey, one of the town's first commissioners. The other commissioners were Col. Thomas Graves, Thomas D. Johnston, Paul A. Haralson, and Dr. Allen Gunn. Dr. Gunn had purchased land marked S above to build his home. It was purchased from Thomas D. Johnston."

Source: The Heritage of Caswell County, North Carolina, Jeannine D. Whitlow, Editor (1985) at 76 ("Yanceyville 1833-1839" by Katharine Kerr Kendall).

It is possible that John C. Harvey was married a third time. The following marriage bond record has not been confirmed as applicable to the John C. Harvey of this entry and is placed here for research purposes only:

Groom: John C. Harvey
Bride: Susan M. Hodges (widow)
Bond Date: 11 January 1864
Bondsman/Witness: John Kerr
Location: Caswell County, North Carolina
Source: Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1778-1868, Katharine Kerr Kendall (1981) at 44.
 
Harvey, John C. (I40363)
 
95 "Andrew Lea b c 1748 m Elizabeth Dudley, Amelia Co Mar Book 23 Nov 1769. In tax list Halifax Co Va 1785 Andrew Lea has 6 white souls & 1 dwelling. (In Halifax Co Va John Lea m Mary McCarter 11 Feb, 1789 & Joseph Lea m Sarah Werley 11 Jan. 1794; across County line in Caswell Co N.C. Ambrose (X) Lea m Frances Whealer 10 Aug 1779 too old to be son of Andrew; several other Leas apparently sons or grandsons of William Lea of Amelia lived for a while in Caswell & Persons Co. N.C."

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, Andrew R. (I27368)
 
96 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I54362)
 
97 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I72757)
 
98 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I33292)
 
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