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272. Thomas CALCOTE

RECORD: Research by Jim Ashe of Clinton, MS, manuscript given to Billy H. Parker of Simpson, LA (undated), prior to 1976.

Thomas Calcote is mentioned in the will of Susannah Brock as her son. In 1729 Thomas Calcote appraised the will of Thomas Goodson (C11-47). Thomas died before Jan. 23, 1737 as his will was appraised as Thomas Calclough on that date. On April 6, 1753, Thomas Calcote (evidently his son had his will recorded and mentioned sons, Joseph and James, a grandson Henry Calcote, a daughter Mary (Mrs. James Wentworth), and a grand-daughter Anne Beven.

RECORD: Calcote Family Journey, Frances Calcote Brite, Gateway Press, Baltimore, MD, 1997

Isle of Wight Co., VA extant records show many deed and estate records and parish registers involving Thomas Calcote. He bought and sold land, appraised estates, witnessed wills, was named power of attorney by his son-in-law who went to sea.

By 1752, Thomas Calcote was deceased. His unsigned will, recorded in Isle of Wight Co., VA, estate accounts in 1753, named children, James Calcote, Mary Wentworth, and Joseph Calcote, and grandchildren Henry Calcote and Ann Beven.

Children of Thomas and Ann Calcote:

1. James Calcote, born about 1701
2. Mary Calcote, born about 1702; md Samuel Wentworth before 1739
2. Joseph Calcote, born about 1704, died about 1754; md. Elizabeth
3. Elizabeth Calcote, born about 1706.

352. Thomas JACKSON

RECORD: Jane Parker McManus, Pioneers West Of Appalachia;; Privately Printed 1984; p Page 212;

Thomas Jackson moved to Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. He married Ann (?) of west Marlborough, were parents of several children.

353. Ann

RECORD: McManus, Jane Parker, Pioneers West of Appalachia, 1984.
Page 212:
Thomas Jackson moved to Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. He married Ann (?) of west Marlborough, were parents of several children.

354. James MILLER

RECORD: McManus, Jane Parker, Pioneers West of Appalachia, 1984.
Page 212:

The Millers were of Chester County, Pennsylvania and practiced the Quaker faith.

400. Aquilla GREER Sen.

RECORD: DAR Lineage Book;; National Nsdar, Vol. 142, Pg. 266

RECORD: Floy G. Leverton, St. Johns, Az, Family Group Sheet Collection; LDS Library, Salt Lake City, UT

RECORD: Green Co. GA Wills - Will Of Aquilla Greer Senr.

404. Henry HAYNES Sen.

RECORD: Benta N. Wheeler, Genealogical Soc. Of Utah-OEH, Family Group Sheet Collection, LDS Library, Salt Lake City, UT; Family group sheet cited sources: correspondence with Mrs. E. S. Crabb (Greer family records)

RECORD: Strieby, Haycock, & Homann, Brief Sketches Of Henry Haynes; 1964; Cited Bible records of Parmenas Haynes

RECORD: Henry Co., VA Court Session, 23 Dec. 1784; Transcribed from commentary by unknown author:

"At the session of court, held on the 23rd day of Dec., 1784 in Henry Co., Va., the last will and testament of HENRY HAYNES, dec., was exhibited by PARMENAS and HENRY HAYNES, the Executors. They took the oath prescribed by law and with their securities, RENTFROW (?) and WILLIAM GREER, were bonded and the will was ordered recorded and probated. The witnesses to the will were PHILLIP REALEY, JOHN CLARKSON, and JOSEPH CLARKSON, the last named signing by (x), his mark. The text of the will is as follows."

In the name of God, Amen, I HENRY HAYNES of Henry County being of sound sense and memory thanks be to Almighty God for the same but calling to mind the uncertainty of this sublunary World and that all flesh must yeald when it pleaseth God of his Mercy to Call do therefore make and Constitute this my last Will and Testament and desire it may be received by all Persons as such. First I resign my soul to Almighty God from whence it came and my body to the Earth to be buried at the discretion of Executors hereafternamed and as touching my Wourldly Estate I dispose of them as followeth (to-wit): my Will desires that all Just and Lawfull debts be paid...Item, I give to my son WILLIAM HAYNES my Negro Boy named Willsby to him forever. Item, I give to my son JOHN HAYNES one hundred pounds cash that he justly is Indebted to me one horse and one cow and calf forever. Item, I give to my daughter DINAH ENGLISH my Negro Boy named Barnaby during her life and after her decease to my Grandson HENRY ENGLISH forever and also my using Skillett to her forever. Item, I give to my son HENRY HAYNES my Negro Woman Violet and child named Tobe and allso two hundred acres of land that he now lives on to him forever. Item, I give to my son GEORGE HAYNES my negro Woman named Margarett and the Bed I now lie on one Cow and Calf also two hundred acres of land that he now lives on to him forever. Item, I give to my daughter MARY GREER my negro man named Frank to her forever. Item, I give to my son PARMENAS HAYNES my tract of Land lying Creador Creek [probably Craddock's Creek in Bedford Co.] and also my negro man named Sam and my bay horse to him forever. Item, I give to my Daughter ANN GREER my negro man named Booker to her forever. Item, I give my Grand Daughter MARY ANN GREER the Bed that she used to lie on with one Cow and Calf to her forever. And my Will and desire is that my two sons PARMENAS and HENRY HAYNES being Executors of this my last will and Testament.
In witness hereof I hereunto do set my hand and seal this fifth day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty four.

Following is commentary from unknown source:

Henry Haynes, 1701-1784; "The birth and death records of HENRY HAYNES below originally came from the Bible of Capt. Parmenas Haynes, his son, which was once in the possession of a descendant, Miss Ella May Thornton, State Librarian, State Capitol, Atlanta, Ga., in 1942 and known personally to this compiler. According to this record, HENRY HAYNES was b. Dec. 24, 1701 and d. Dec. 2, 1784. The parents of HENRY HAYNES are unknown. His father may have been the WILLIAM HAYNES who m. LETTICIA CADE on Aug. 8, 1703 according to the records of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., Va., from which King and Queen Co., had been taken in 1691. This WILLIAM HAYNES may have been married previously to his marriage to LETTICIA CADE. This may have been the same WILLIAM HAYNES whose name appeared on the Quit Rent Rolls for King and Queen Co. in 1704 for 494 a. taken by Robert Bird, Sheriff (Va. Mag. of Hist. 2nd Biol. 32:149, 1924), and/o the WILLIAM HAYNES whose estate was administered in Lunenburg Co., Va. in 1747-48. HENRY'S wife, MARY, d. May 2, 1782, age 81, which would place her birth year also as 1701. Various persons have speculated on the maiden name of MARY through the years. There is no proof at the present time that she was the daughter of Rev. GUY SMITH, of Gloucester Co., Va., whose name appeared on the Quit Rent Rolls for Gloucester Co., in 1704 (Va. Mag. of Hist. and Biog., 32:340, 1924), and who had eight children among whom were MARY, b. c. 1700; Col. JOHN, bap. June 3, 1701; GUY, bap. Dec. 12, 1704; CONSTANTINE, b. Sept. 16, 1717 who lived in King and Queen Co., Va., and Lawrence, b. Sept. 16, 1719. It has been suggested that this MARY SMITH was the wife of HENRY HAYNES and that the latter was born in King and Queen Co., proof of which is lacking. Col. JOHN SMITH m. ANN BOWKER who had a brother PARMENAS. The children of JOHN and ANN were JOHN, b. Sept. 23, 1725, who d. in Pittsylvania Co., Va., and another son, BOWKER, bap. Mar. 1723, who d. in Bedford Co., Va. A third son was Guy Smith. From land rec. a close association of the SMITH and HAYNES family is evident. Some descendants are inclined to place significance on the fact that one of the slaves of HENRY HAYNES was named Booker but this may be merely coincidental. The children of HENRY were: (The exact source of their birth dates are unknown, except #7, however, ages for #1, #4, and #5, appearing on their Oaths of Allegia offer proof of year of birth.)

405. Mary

Speculation by some researchers is that Mary is daughter of Rev. Guy Smith and she may have been married to a Thurgood.

412. Lawrence BANKSTON

RECORD: A Genealogy of the Bankston (Benkestok) Family; Edna (Robertson) Vacher; 1947, Library of Congress CS71 B2269 1947 copy 2

Lawrence Bankston lived in Pennsylvania where three of his children were born. He moved to North Carolina in 1744, during Gov. Gabriel Johnson's administration. As an early settler at the Council held in New Bern on 24 Nov 1744, Lawrence was admitted to prove his rights in Edgecombe County. At the Council held at New Bern, NC on 26 May 1757, his name appeared in the Colonial Records as being admitted to the Council of North Carolina 24 Nov. 1744 (North Carolina Records, Vol. 4, p 384, 709). He was a vestryman of St. Matthew Parish, Orange County, North Carolina, was appointed Justice of the Peace of Orange County in 1757.

413. Ann MAJOR

RECORD: A Genealogy of the Bankston (Benkestok) Family; Edna (Robertson) Vacher; 1947, Library of Congress CS71 B2269 1947 copy 2;

Following the death of her husband in 1774 in North Carolina, Ann Bankston moved
to Wilkes County, Georgia with her son Lawrence Bankston, Jr. and other children.

416. Richard PACE IV

Following is a description of Richard Pace IV as given by his grandson Barnabas in a letter to his son (written 1844-1850).

"I have seen the handwriting of my grandfather. He wrote an elegant hand, spelt well, and was a man of good English education. I have often heard him spoken of by old men who knew him as a man of good sound sense, a plain unassuming man, a good citizen, a good neighbor, a kind husband, and as a parent, skilled in managing a family and training his children in the pathway of virtue, honesty and economy. He knew how to govern himself and his family".

RECORD: Pace Society of America Bulletin #7 March 1969; Richard Pace IV

Richard Pace IV married Elizabeth Cain about 1723. She was apparently not the daughter of William Cain whose will of 1732 was witnessed by Richard IV. Cain lists no daughter Elizabeth. His widow was named Elizabeth, but she became a widow nine years after Richard married.

The Bulletin compares Richard Pace IV to the patriarch Abraham. When his land on Urahaw Swamp, in Northampton County, lost its fertility, and when his older sons were reaching maturity and needed plantations of their own, he decided on an exodus to a place where it was still wilderness, and where fertile land could be obtained by grant.

Richard Pace IV sold his 740 acres in North Carolina in 1744 and he set out with his nine sons and four daughters, heading for Georgia. Although Barnabas Pace in his letter states that the exodus consisted of sons, daughters-in-law, daughters and sons-in-law, most of the children were too young to have been married by that time. Probably only his oldest two children had spouses when they moved to Georgia.

The journey was difficult. The Barnabas Pace letter states they took with them 400 head of cattle and a fine stock of horses, and "everything necessary to make a settlement in the Wilderness". They had to cross many rivers and creeks, travelling on horseback and in wagons. By 1749 they had reached Georgia, for it was then that Richard Pace IV petitioned the government of Georgia for a grant of 100 acres of an island in the upper Savannah.

According to Barnabas Pace, Richard Pace IV died in his seventies at about the time of the Revolution. He and Elizabeth had thirteen children.

A later article in the Pace Bulletin No. 10, December 1969, indicated that when Richard Pace IV sold all his land in Northampton County, NC in 1744, he did not, as indicated by his grandson Barnabas, go directly to Georgia. He went only as far as Craven County, NC, where, in November 1745, he recorded two deeds, one for 273 acres, the other for an adjacent 300 acres, along the north side of the Neuse River in a part of Craven County that later became Johnston County. Several of Richard IV's sons also took up land in Johnston County as they came of age.

Richard Pace IV probably traveled to Georgia about 1758 to take a look at the open country. On February 14, 1759 he petitioned the Georgia Council in the city of Savannah "setting forth that he was settled in the Province, had no land, and was desirous to obtain a grant of land for cultivation. Therefore praying for 100 acres on an island in the Savannah River about one-half mile below an island called Johnson's Island, and about thirty-two miles above Augusta, which, if granted, he engaged to cultivate and improve same".

The petition was granted. The record reads: "Resolved that on condition only that petitioner doth take out a grant for such land within seven months from date thereof that his Majesty may not be defrauded of his suit rent."

The Cherokee war evidently caused delay, as the grant was not recorded until November 18, 1762, and included two smaller islands, of 22 and 15 acres each.

Either Richard IV or his son Drury who inherited the islands established a ferry. This would have been a profitable enterprise, for during the years following 1733, a flood of immigrants came down from Virginia and North Carolina into Creek "Indian Lands" on the Georgia side of the river, which opened for settlement in that year.

The whole family did not accompany Richard IV to Georgia in 1758, as Barnabas believed. Several of his sons and their families were established in Granville County, NC. Richard V may have been the only son who came with Richard IV that early.

The first Cherokee War developed almost immediately after the arrival of Richard IV. In February 1759 the Indians turned on the settlers on the South Carolina side and massacred many of them in the Long Can and Stevens Creek area, just east of Pace's Island, in what was later called Ninety-Sixth District. Every able-bodied man, including a Richard Pace (probably Richard V, as Richard IV was about 60 years old), was called up to serve the Militia.

When the war broke out, most of the family moved back to North Carolina, according to the Barnabas Pace account, where they stayed for two years. Following the signing of the treaty in 1761, the Paces in North Carolina began selling out and moving to Georgia.

Richard and Elizabeth Pace returned to their island and probably lived there for the remainder of their lives. They died, according to the Barnabas Pace letter, just before the Revolution, which could mean between 1774 and 1779, when the war reached Georgia.

418. Charles BUSSEY

The Bussey family

In his letter, written between 1844 and 1850, the Reverend Barnabas Pace talks about his mother's family:

"I shall now speak of my mother's family and of her especially, as I have said that she was the daughter of Charles Bussey, who like my great grandfather, was of the English stock and moved out from the eastern shore of Maryland in the year 1765, or thereabout, and settled on Savannah River, 8 or 10 miles above Augusta, Edgefield District, South Carolina, bringing with him six sons and my mother, the only daughter, and the youngest in the family. George, Edward, Charles, Joshua, Malachia and Thomas, all of whom I have seen. (Note, also Hezekiah whom he evidently had not seen). They were large, coarse, boney men (all but Uncle Edward, who like myself and your Uncle Richard, was very fleshy, weighing near four hundred pounds, and his fat was the cause of his death) not noted for their talents but as makers of hog and corn, frequently I have heard Uncle Thomas say, when an old man, that he never bought but one and a half bushels of corn in his life and but few years he had to move his old corn to make room for the new.

"They were all Whigs, and Thomas and Malachia were in several hard battles, and many skirmishes with the Indians and Tories. They were none of them to say rich, but all in good circumstances and were so called in their day, owning many slaves. Grandfather in early life bought an African negro girl that lived to the rise of 120 years, she had 18 children, four boys and 14 girls, and when I was some 25 years old, myself and two cousins made a calculation of the number and there was the rise of 150 and that was at that time Alice and all in the possession of our family, and the Bussey family, none of them ever buying a slave, but Father and Uncle Charles, and they only bought one apiece, who were husbands of their girls. One was plundered by the Tories and never was got or heard of.

"Charles Bussey was one among the first Baptist preachers of South Carolina, assisted in and planted many churches, baptized hundreds, assisted in ordaining many preachers, labored much in the ministry, was a man of plain, unassuming manners, had a good English education, but was by no means a man of great talent, speaking after the manner of men, but was great in being good. Often, my son, have I seen him when he came to the house of God the crowd would gather around him, anxious to get hold of his hand, both old and young, and what was remarkable, instead of his countenance becoming animated, or the pleasing smile playing on or in his countenance, often the tears would run down his aged cheeks, and his thanks be lifted to God for his goodness and kindness in sparing them to meet once more at the house of prayer.

"What was the noblest trait in his character was that in all he did the honor and glory of God was kept constantly in view, his preaching was worn from the heart, in praying he prayed assisted by the spirit.

"He was the owner of a large farm of first rate bottom land, made large crops of corn and raised a great many hogs, always had corn and bacon to sell, and his price 50 cents for corn and 12-1/2 cents for bacon, high or low. It was often said by corn buyers, let us go down to Egypt to buy corn, meaning old Charles Bussey. His rule in selling was first the poor and then the men of money. He had a large fishery, caught thousands of white shad besides thousands of other fish. Many were the poor that camped around his fishery in the fish season and carried away loads and loads.

448. Simon CROWELL

RECORD: The Simon Crowell Family, compiled by Judith Jo Wakeman:

Simon Crowell was a son of Peter and Catherine Crowell (Croul). Simon had three brothers: William, George, and Deitrich. William's branch has been researched by Kate Crowell Reese who published her book, "The William Crowell Family in the United States." George's branch has been researched extensively by Darse Fant who has written an unpublished manuscript on him and his descendants. Nothing further was ever found about Deitrich. It is possible he never married. And now work is progressing on the Simon Crowell branch."

Simon Crowell (1732 - 1 May 1837, NC, buried in old cemetery near Emanuel, Union Co., NC) married Elizabeth __?__ (born 1736). Simon was the son of Peter and Catherine Croul.