Descendants of Robert Bruce

 

1.ROBERT BRUCE, (son of ROBERT (the SIXTH) BRUCE and ISABEL de CLARE) occupation ROBERT BRUCE the 7th and EARL of CARRICK, d. 1305, SCOTLAND.

†††† Robert Bruce was the seventh in succession of "Robert Bruce" and the Earl of Carrick by right of his wife, Marjory, daughter of Nigel, Earl of Carrick.

 

†††† He married MARJORY, (daughter of NIGEL and MARGARET STEWART).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 2.†††††† i††††† ROBERT the BRUCE b. 1274.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† EDWARD BRUCE, occupation KING OF IRELAND.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Edward Bruce was King of Ireland.

 

Second Generation

 

2.ROBERT the BRUCE, b. 1274, SCOTLAND, occupation KING OF SCOTLAND(1306-29), d. 1329, SCOTLAND.

†††† Robert the Bruce was the great champion of Scottish independence. He waged a long and uncertain war against Edward I, perhaps the greatest King of England, who almost succeeded in making Scotland a fief of England. Then Independence of Scotland and the title of "Bruce" to the throne were firmly established by the crushing defeat of Edward II at the battle of Bannockburn in 1314. The great place of Robert the Bruce in Scottish history is fully attested by the writings of standard historians and his fame is immortalized in literature. Robert the Bruce was married twice. His first wife was Isabella of Mar, by whom had only one daughter, Marjory, who later married Walter Stewart, the sixth holder of the hereditary title of High Steward of Scotland. His son by his second wife, Elizabeth de Burgh, was David Bruce who succeeded his father to the throne.

 

†††† He married (1) ISABELLA of MAR, in SCOTLAND, b. SCOTLAND, (daughter of DONALD EARL of MAR and HELEN of LEWELLYN) occupation QUEEN, d. SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 3.†††††† i††††† MARJORY BRUCE b. CIRCA 1297.

 

†††† He married (2) ELIZABETH de BURGH, in SCOTLAND, (daughter of RICHARD de BURGH and UNKNOWN) occupation QUEEN, d. SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† DAVID BRUCE, b. 1324, SCOTLAND, occupation KING OF SCOTLAND(1329-71), d. 1371, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married (1) JOAN OF THE TOWER, 1328, in SCOTLAND, b. ENGLAND, occupation QUEEN, d. 1362, SCOTLAND.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married (2) MARGARET LOGIE, 1363, in SCOTLAND, b. SCOTLAND, occupation QUEEN, d. SCOTLAND.

 

Third Generation

 

3.MARJORY BRUCE, b. CIRCA 1297, DUNDONALD, KYLE AYRSHIRE,SCOTLAND, d. 2 Mar 1316, SCOTLAND, buried: 1316, ABBEY of PAISLEY, SCOTLAND.

†††† Margery was the daughter of Robert I "the Bruce" King of Scotland from his marriage to Isabella of Mar. Margery married Sir Walter Stewart who was a young knight and sixth family holder of the High Steward of Scotland. This marriage produced a son Robert Stewart who was to later become Robert II, King of Scotland (1371-90). Robert's birth was considered something of a miracle since he was delivered by caesarian section from his mother's body who died after a fall from her horse. (source:Kings and Queens of Scotland).

 

†††† She married WALTER STEWART, 1315, in SCOTLAND, b. 1293, DUNDAONALD, KYLE, AYRSHIRE,SCOTLAND, (son of JAMES STEWART and UNKNOWN) occupation HIGH STEWARD OF SCOTLAND, d. 9 Apr 1326, BATHGATE CASTLE, W. LOTHIAN, SCOTLAND.

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†††† WALTER: The first recorded ancestor of the Stewarts was nobly born Breton named Alan, who was a "daipifer" or steward to the Count of Dol in the late eleventh century. Alan the "dapifer" had a son named Flaad who sought advancement in Britain, where he had land on the Welsh Marshes in the reign of Henry I. Flaad's grandson Walter won the favor of David I, who grantedhim the barony

†††† of Renfrew and appointed him High Steward of Scotland. The office became hereditary and hence the Stewart name. Walter was the sixth holder of title.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 4.†††††† i††††† ROBERT STEWART II b. Mar-1316.

 

Fourth Generation

 

4.ROBERT STEWART II, b. Mar-1316, PAISLEY, RENFREWSHIRE, SCOTLAND, occupation KING OF SCOTLAND, d. 14 Aug 1390, CASTLE of DUNDONALD, AYRSHIRE, SCOTLAND, buried: 1390, SCONE ABBEY, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††† When Robert II came to throne, a fourteen years' truce with England still had twelve years to run, though unofficial warfare on the border continued with England. Full scale war broke out in 1385 as a by-product of the Hundred Years' War between England and France. Scotland became involved through assistance to France. Throughout this period Robert II was ever weak in his control of the state. In 1384 he appointed his heir John, Earl of Carrick, to enforce authority on his behalf.

 

†††† He married (1) ELIZABETH MURE, CIRCA 1336, in SCOTLAND, b. 1330, ROWALLAN, SCOTLAND, (daughter of SIR ADAM MURE of ROWALLAN and UNKNOWN) occupation QUEEN, d. CIRCA 1355, SCOTLAND.

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†††† ELIZABETH: Elizabeth was Robert II's first wife, to whom he was related within the "forbidden degrees" of kinship. This required a papal dispensation to have their marriage and heirs recognized by the church and state. Robert II and Elizabeth may not have at first known of this requirement, for it was some years after the birth of their children that they applied for dispensation. This became a growing concern of Robert II's second family and heirs from his marriage to Euphemia of Ross following Elizabeth's death.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 5.†††††† i††††† JOHN STEWART b. 1337.

†††††† †† 6.†††††† ii†††† ROBERT STEWART b. CIRCA 1339.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† WALTER STEWART, b. CIRCA 1340, SCOTLAND, d. SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† MARGARET STEWART, b. CIRCA 1342, SCOTLAND, d. CIRCA 1410, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married JOHN de YLE, in SCOTLAND, occupation 7th LORD OF THE ISLES.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† ELIZABETH STEWART, b. 1343, SCOTLAND, d. CIRCA 1389, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married THOMAS HAY, 7 Nov 1376, in SCOTLAND, occupation EARL of ERROL.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† MARJORIE STEWART, b. CIRCA 1344, SCOTLAND, d. 13 Oct 1413, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married (1) JOHN DUNBAR, 11 Jul 1371, in SCOTLAND, occupation 2nd SON OF EARL of MARCH.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married (2) ALEXANDER KEITH, CIRCA 1391-1403, in SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† †† 7.†††††† vii††† ALEXANDER STEWART b. CIRCA 1345.

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† JANE STEWART, b. CIRCA 1350, SCOTLAND, d. 4 Nov 1382, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married JOHN LYON, 1376, in SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† ix††† CATHERINE STEWART, b. CIRCA 1362, DUNDONALD, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married DAVID LINDSAY, in SCOTLAND, b. 1359, GLENESK, SCOTLAND, occupation LORD CRAWFORD.

 

 

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†††† He married (2) EUPHEMIA (of ROSS) LESLIE, 2 May 1355, in SCOTLAND, b. SCOTLAND, (daughter of HUGH EARL OF ROSS and UNKNOWN) occupation QUEEN, d. 1387, SCOTLAND.

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†††† EUPHEMIA: Robert II married Euphemia following papal dispensation on 2 May 1355. Euphemia was the widow of John Randolph, Earl of Moray.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 8.†††††† x†††† DAVID STEWART b. CIRCA 1356.

†††††† ††† ††††††† xi††† WALTER STEWART, b. SCOTLAND, occupation EARL OF ATHOLL, d. SCOTLAND.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Walter was Earl of Caithness, on resignation of his niece Euphemia in 1390 and created Earl of Atholl in 1409.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married MARGARET de BARCLAY, 19 Oct 1378, in SCOTLAND, (daughter of DAVID de BARCLAY).

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† MARGARET:.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† xii††† ELIZABETH STEWART, b. CIRCA 1362, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married DAVID LINDSAY, 22 Feb 1374, in SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† xiii†† EDIGIA STEWART, b. CIRCA 1362, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married WILLIAM DOUGLAS, 1387, in SCOTLAND.

 

Fifth Generation

 

5.JOHN STEWART, b. 1337, SCOTLAND, occupation KING OF SCOTS (1390-1401), d. 4 Apr 1406, DUNDONALD, AYRSHIRC, SCOTLAND.

†††† John, Earl of Carrick, moved to the throne as Robert III. Robert III was considered a weak ruler. He delegated much of his authority to his brother, Robert, Earl of Fife (later Duke of Albany and Governor of Scotland). In 1393 Robert III decided to resume his responsibilities and relieved his brother of authority. In 1399 Robert III delegated his authority to his eldest son David, Duke of Rothesay. In 1401 David, who had proven himself incompetent to govern & refused to resign at his father's request was arrested and placed in his brother Robert's custody where he died in 1406.

 

†††† He married ANNABELLA DRUMMOND, CIRCA 1367, in SCOTLAND, (daughter of JOHN (of STOBHALL) DRUMMOND and UNKNOWN) occupation QUEEN, d. 1401, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† DAVID STEWART, b. 24 Oct 1378, SCOTLAND, occupation DUKE OF ROTHESAY, d. 26 Mar 1402, FALKLAND CASTLE, SCOTLAND.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† David was Steward of Scotland and Earl of Carrick. He was created Duke of Rothesay on 28 April 1398.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† ROBERT STEWART.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Robert died a young infant.

†††††† †† 9.†††††† iii†††† JAMES STEWART I b. 1395.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† MARGARET STEWART.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married ARCHIBALD 4TH EARL OF DOUGLAS.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† MARY STEWART, d. 1458, SCOTLAND, buried: 1458, STRATHBLANE CHURCH, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married (1) GEORGE DOUGLAS, 1397, in SCOTLAND.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† GEORGE: George was Earl of Angus.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married (2) JAMES (of DUNURE) KENNEDY, 1404, in SCOTLAND.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married (3) WILLIAM 1ST LORD OF GRAHAM, 1413, in SCOTLAND.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married (4) WILLIAM (of DUNTREATH) EDMONSTONE, 1425, in SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† EGIDIA STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† ELIZABETH STEWART.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married JAMES DOUGLAS.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† JAMES: James was Lord of Dalkeith.

 

6.ROBERT STEWART, b. CIRCA 1339, SCOTLAND, occupation DUKE OF ALBANY, d. 3 Sep 1420, STERLING CASTLE, SCOTLAND, buried: 1420, DUNFERMLINE ABBEY, FIFE, SCOTLAND.

†††† Robert, Earl of Fife and later Duke of Albany and Goveror of Scotland, was a man of ruthless ambition. His brother Robert III allowed him authority to run the affairs of state until 1393 when King Robert III reassumed his royal responsibilities for the next six years. Robert III then delegated his authority to his eldest son David. In 1401 David had proven to be so incompetent Robert III had him arrested and placed in custody of his brother Robert where he died. His brother the Duke was suspected to be responsible.

 

†††† He married (1) MARGARET MURDOCK GRAHAM, 9 Sep 1361, in SCOTLAND, b. 1334, SCOTLAND, (daughter of JOHN (of ABERCORN)GRAHAM and MARY Countess of MONTEITH) occupation COUNTESS of MENTIETH, d. 1380, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 10.†††† i††††† LADY MARJORY (MARGARET) STEWART b. CIRCA 1360.

†††††† †† 11.†††† ii†††† MURDOCK STEWART b. CIRCA 1362.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† JANET STEWART.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Janet was betrothed on 20 July 1372 as a child to David, infant son of Sir Bartholomew de Leon and Lady Philippa Moubray, but it is doubtful if the marriage took place.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† MARIA STEWART.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married WILLIAM (of SALTOUN), d. 14 Sep 1401, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† ISOBEL STEWART.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married (1) ALEXANDER LESLIE.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ALEXANDER: Alexander was Earl of Ross.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married (2) WALTER (of DIRLETON) HALIBURTON.

 

 

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†††† He married (2) MURIELLA KEITH, (daughter of WILLIAM KEITH and UNKNOWN).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 12.†††† vi††† JOHN STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† ANDREW STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† ROBERT STEWART.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Robert was Earl of Ross while living.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ix††† MARJORY STEWART.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married DUNCAN (of LOCHAW) CAMPBELL.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† DUNCAN: Duncan was First Lord of Campbell.

 

7.ALEXANDER STEWART, b. CIRCA 1345, SCOTLAND, occupation EARL of BUCHAN, d. 1 Aug 1405, SCOTLAND.

†††† Alexander was Earl of Buchan. He was also known as "The Wolf."

 

†††† He married UNKNOWN.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† MARGARET STEWART, b. CIRCA 1373, SCOTLAND, d. CIRCA 1439, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married ROBERT SUTHERLAND.

 

8.DAVID STEWART, b. CIRCA 1356, SCOTLAND, occupation EARL PALATINE OF STRATHEARN, d. CIRCA 1389.

†††† David was Earl Palatine of Strathearn and Earl of Caithness.

 

†††† He married EUPHEME LINDSAY.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 13.†††† i††††† EUPHEMIA STEWART.

 

Sixth Generation

 

9.JAMES STEWART I, b. 1395, SCOTLAND, occupation KING OF SCOTS (1406-37), d. 20 Feb 1437, DOMINICAN PRIORY, PERTH, SCOTLAND, buried: 1437, CHURCH OF CHARTERHOUSE OF PERTH.

†††† From the age of eleven to the age of twenty-nine King James I had lived in England, sometimes a prisoner in the Tower and sometimes a participant in the life of the Court. In 1424 he returned to Scotland with his new Queen and set about to restore order and law in his country. Perth became his favorite place of residence. James I fell victim of a conspiracy to put Walter, Earl

†††† of Atholl, the younger son of Euphemia of Ross, on the throne. On 20 Feb.1437 conspirators stabbed James to death in his bedchambers. Executions followed.

 

†††† He married JOAN BEAUFORT, 1424, in SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL, b. ENGLAND, occupation QUEEN, d. 1445, SCOTLAND, buried: 1445, CHURCH OF CHARTERHOUSE OF PERTH.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 14.†††† i††††† JAMES STEWART II b. 16--Oct-1430.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† ALEXANDER STEWART, b. 16 Oct 1430, SCOTLAND.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Alexander was Duke of Rothesay and died in infancy.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† MARGARET STEWART.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married LOUIS (of FRANCE) DAUPHIN, 24 Jun 1436, in SCOTLAND.

 

10.LADY MARJORY (MARGARET) STEWART, b. CIRCA 1360, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† She married DUNCAN CAMPBELL of LOCHOW, b. SCOTLAND, occupation LORD OF ARGYL.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 15.†††† i††††† SIR COLIN (of GLENURQUBY) CAMPBELL b. CIRCA 1382.

 

11.MURDOCK STEWART, b. CIRCA 1362, SCOTLAND, occupation 2nd DUKE OF ALBANY, d. 25 May 1425, STERLING, SCOTLAND (BEHEADED), buried: 1425, CHURCH OF THE BLACK FRIARS, STERLING.

†††††† When Robert Stewart Duke of Albany died at the age of about eighty-one, his son Murdock Stewart succeeded him as Governor of Scotland. His attempt at governing foundered after four years of futile misrule. In 1424 King James I, his cousin, returned to Scotland after eighteen years of imprisonment in England. Since James I's kingship had been at risk while imprisoned in

†††††† England, he did not intend for it to be threatened upon his return to Scotland. In 1425 he ordered Murdock & his two sons beheaded at Sterling.

 

†††††† He married ISABEL of LENNOX, 17 Feb 1391, in SCOTLAND, b. SCOTLAND, (daughter of DUNCAN of LENNOX and HELEN CAMPBELL) occupation COUNTESS OF LENNOX, d. CIRCA 1457, buried: CIRCA 1457, INCHMIRIAH CASTLE, LOCH LOMOND, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† ROBERT STEWART, b. Jul 1421, SCOTLAND, occupation MASTER of FIFE.

†††††† †† 16.†††† ii†††† SIR WALTER (of LENNOX) STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† SIR ALEXANDER STEWART, b. SCOTLAND, d. 25 May 1425, BEHEADED AT STERLING CASTLE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† †† 17.†††† iv††† JAMES MHOR (of ALBANY) STEWART the GROSS.

†††††† †† 18.†††† v†††† ISABELLA STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† DAUGHTER.

 

12.JOHN STEWART.

†††††† John was 3rd Earl of Buchan on the resignation of his father on 20 Sept 1406 and Chamberlain of Scotland soon after.

 

†††††† He married ELIZABETH DOUGLAS, (daughter of ARCHIBALD 4TH EARL OF DOUGLAS and UNKNOWN).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† MARGARET STEWART.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married GEORGE SETON.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† GEORGE: George was First Lord of Seton.

 

13.EUPHEMIA STEWART.

†††††† Euphemia was Countess Palantine of Strathearn and Countess of Caithness, which latter Earldom she resigned to her uncle, Walter Stewart. She married her cousin Patrick Graham of Kilpont.

 

†††††† She married PATRICK (of Kilpont) GRAHAM, Dec 1406, d. Oct 1415.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† MALISE GRAHAM.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He was 3rd Earl of Strathearn and was during his childhood divested of that Earldom on the pretense that it was a male fee and was created instead Earl of Mentieth on 6 Sept 1427.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† EUPHEMIA GRAHAM, d. CIRCA 1468-69.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married (1) ARCHIBALD 5TH EARL OF DOUGLAS, 1425, in SCOTLAND, d. 26 Jun 1439, SCOTLAND.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married (2) JAMES 1ST LORD OF HAMILTON.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† ELIZABETH GRAHAM.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married JOHN (of GLAMIS) LYON.

 

Seventh Generation

 

14.JAMES STEWART II, b. 16--Oct-1430, SCOTLAND, occupation KING OF SCOTS (1437-60), d. 3 Aug 1460, ROXBURGH CASTLE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† He married MARY GUELDRES, 3 Jul 1449, in SCOTLAND, (daughter of ARNOLD GUELDRES and UNKNOWN) d. 1 Dec 1463, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, buried: 1463, TRIN. COLL. CHURCH, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JAMES STEWART III.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† James was Duke of Rothesay and succeeded his father to the thrown as James Stewart III.

 

15.SIR COLIN (of GLENURQUBY) CAMPBELL, b. CIRCA 1382, SCOTLAND, occupation 1st of GLENORCHY, d. 1478, SCOTLAND.

†††††† Sir Colin Campbell was of the Laird of Glenurquby, Argyllshire, predecessor of Earl of Bradalbine.

 

†††††† He married MARGARET (of KEIR) STERLING, b. of KEIR, SCOTLAND, (daughter of LUKE STERLING of KEIR and UNKNOWN).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 19.†††† i††††† MARION (MARIOTA) HELEN CAMPBELL.

 

16.SIR WALTER (of LENNOX) STEWART, b. SCOTLAND, d. 24 May 1425, BEHEADED AT STERLING CASTLE, SCOTLAND, buried: 1425, CASTLE OF THE BLACK FRIARS, STERLING.

 

†††††† He married CAMPBELL, in SCOTLAND, b. SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† MARIOT STEWART, b. SCOTLAND.

 

17.JAMES MHOR (of ALBANY) STEWART the GROSS, b. SCOTLAND, occupation 1st of BALDORRAN, d. CIRCA 1451, IRELAND.

†††††† James reacted to his father's execution by leading an attack on Dumbarton, burning it and killing the governor of the castle, John Stewart. He fled to Ireland where he later died. He was ancestor to the Stewarts of Ardvorlich. James and Lady MacDonald were not married.

 

†††††† Partner LADY MACDONALD, NOT MARRIED, in SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† ANDREW STEWART, occupation LORD of AVONDALE.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† King James II invited Andrew, the eldest son of James, to return to Scotland and was appointed Lord Avondale in 1459.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† MURDOCH (of ALBANY) STEWART, b. SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† ARTHUR STEWART, b. SCOTLAND.

†††††† †† 20.†††† iv††† JAMES (1st of BALDORRAN) STEWART the BEAG.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† ROBERT STEWART, b. SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† MATILDA STEWART, b. SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† ALEXANDER STEWART, b. SCOTLAND.

†††††† †† 21.†††† viii†† WALTER (of MORPHIE) STEWART b. 1440.

 

18.ISABELLA STEWART.

 

†††††† She married SIR WALTER BUCHANAN, in SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† THOMAS BUCHANAN, b. SCOTLAND.

 

Eighth Generation

 

19.MARION (MARIOTA) HELEN CAMPBELL, b. SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† She married WILLIAM (2nd of BALDORRAN) STEWART, b. SCOTLAND, (son of JAMES (1st of BALDORRAN) STEWART the BEAG and ANNABEL BUCHANAN) occupation 2nd of BALDORRAN.

††††††

†††††† WILLIAM: His full name was William of Baldorran, Balquhidder, Perthshire. William received the office of hereditary Royal Baillie of Balquhidder. It was this William and his son Walter, who held the townships listed in the Exchequer Rolls of 1488. In the portioning of Balquhidder which took place during the sixteenth century, the descendants of Sir William Stewart of Baldorran gained hereditary tacks of land.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 22.†††† i††††† WALTER (4th of BALDORRAN) STEWART.

†††††† †† 23.†††† ii†††† JOHN (1st of GLENBUCKIE) STEWART b. CIRCA 1503.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† ANDREW (of GARTNAFUERARAN) STEWART, b. SCOTLAND.

 

20.JAMES (1st of BALDORRAN) STEWART the BEAG, b. IRELAND, occupation 2nd of BALDORRAN.

†††††† James returned to Scotland and was accepted and granted the lands of Baldorran.

 

†††††† He married ANNABEL BUCHANAN, (daughter of SIR PATRICK BUCHANAN and UNKNOWN).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 24.†††† i††††† WILLIAM (2nd of BALDORRAN) STEWART.

 

21.WALTER (of MORPHIE) STEWART, b. 1440, SCOTLAND, occupation KNIGHT OF MORPHY, d. 1513, SCOTLAND.

†††††† Walter was the grandfather of a later, Andrew Stewart, Second Lord Avondale in 1501.From this Andrew came three sons, Andrew Stewart, Third Lord of Avondale, later Lord Ochiltree; Henry Stewart created Lord Methven in 1528; and James Stewart of Beith, father of James, Lord Doune.

 

†††††† He married ELIZABETH ARNOT, b. SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 25.†††† i††††† ALEXANDER STUART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† JOHN STEWART, b. SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† GEORGE (of JOHNSTON) STEWART, b. SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† MARGARET STEWART, b. SCOTLAND.

 

Ninth Generation

 

22.WALTER (4th of BALDORRAN) STEWART, b. SCOTLAND, occupation 4th of BALDORRAN.

†††††† Walter succeeded his father as Royal Baillie. Walter's sword of that office hangs in the House of Ardvorlich. His brother, John Stewart founded the family of Stewarts of Glenbuckie in Balquhidder, who held that estate for almost three centuries.

 

†††††† He married EUPHEMIA REDDOCH, in SCOTLAND, b. SCOTLAND, (daughter of JAMES (of CULTOBRAGGAN) REDDOCH and UNKNOWN).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 26.†††† i††††† JAMES (5th of BALDORRAN) STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† ALEXANDER STEWART, b. 1560, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married MARGARET DRUMMOND OF DRUMMOND ERINOCH.

 

23.JOHN (1st of GLENBUCKIE) STEWART, b. CIRCA 1503, SCOTLAND, occupation 1st of GLENBUCKY.

†††††† John Stewart founded the family of Stewarts of Glenbuckie in Balquhidder. His family held that estate for almost three centuries.

 

†††††† He married BUCHANAN, (daughter of PATRICK (of MacCARTHE) BUCHANAN and UNKNOWN).

††††††

†††††† BUCHANA: She was the daughter of Patrick Buchanan of MacCarthe, ancestor of the

†††††† Laird of Arnprior, Ochlesy, MacCarthe, and Desclelles.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 27.†††† i††††† DUNCAN (2nd of GLENBUCKIE) STEWART.

†††††† †† 28.†††† ii†††† PATRICK STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† ROBERT STEWART.

 

24.WILLIAM (2nd of BALDORRAN) STEWART, b. SCOTLAND, occupation 2nd of BALDORRAN.

†††††† His full name was William of Baldorran, Balquhidder, Perthshire. William received the office of hereditary Royal Baillie of Balquhidder. It was this William and his son Walter, who held the townships listed in the Exchequer Rolls of 1488. In the portioning of Balquhidder which took place during the sixteenth century, the descendants of Sir William Stewart of Baldorran gained hereditary tacks of land.

 

†††††† He married (1) MARION (MARIOTA) HELEN CAMPBELL, (See marriage to number 19).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (See marriage to number 19)

 

††††††

†††††† He married (2) UNKNOWN.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† JAMES (of BALQUHIDDER) STEWART.

 

25.ALEXANDER STUART, b. SCOTLAND, occupation LORD of AVONDALE, d. SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† He married MARGARET KENNEDY of BLAIRQUHAN, in SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 29.†††† i††††† ANDREW (2nd LORD of AVONDALE) STUART.

 

Tenth Generation

 

26.JAMES (5th of BALDORRAN) STEWART, b. SCOTLAND.

†††††† James sold Baldorran to the Glorat family. Some researchers have suspected, without firm proof, that the son, Patrick, born of James (5th of Baldorran) Stewart and the MacLaren daughter of Patrick MacLaren of Balquhidder, was a "handfast marriage." This wasa Celtic custom where a couple could unite for a year on a trial contract and any children being born from this contract were the responsibility of the father.

 

†††††† He married (1) MacLAREN, (daughter of PATRICK (of BALQUHIDDER) MacLAREN).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† PATRICK STEWART.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Patrick was given the hereditary tack of Lednascriden in the Barony of Balquhidder circa 1533 and was considered to be the founder of the Stewarts of Lednascriden.

 

†††††† He married (2) STEWART, in SCOTLAND, (daughter of PATRICK STEWART and DAUGHTER to LECKY (of that ILK)).

††††††

†††††† STEWART: She was the daughter of Patrick Stewart of Glenbuckie, Perthshire.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 30.†††† ii†††† ALEXANDER (1st of ARDVORLICH) (ALASTAIR) STEWART b. CIRCA 1560.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† JOHN STEWART, b. SCOTLAND.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† John was the ancestor of the Stewarts of Annat, Ballachallan, and Craigtoun, Perthshire, Scotland. He was the progenitor of the Stewarts of Annat.

 

27.DUNCAN (2nd of GLENBUCKIE) STEWART,[1] b. SCOTLAND, occupation 2nd of GLENBUCKY.

†††††† This marriage forged a link with the old ruling house. The new marriage alliance established itself in several holdings in the district. In Robert the First Duke of Albany, later Robert II of Scotland, they shared a common ancestor with the king.

 

†††††† He married MacLAREN (of AUCHLESKIN), (daughter of MacLAREN CHIEF of CLAN LABHRAN and UNKNOWN).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 31.†††† i††††† ALEXANDER (3rd of GLENBUCKY) STEWART b. CIRCA 1553.

 

28.PATRICK STEWART.[2]

†††††† Patrick had twelve sons who came to maturity but died before his own death.

 

†††††† He married (1) DAUGHTER to LECKY (of that ILK), in SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 32.†††† i††††† STEWART.

 

†††††† He married (2) DAUGHTER to EDMONDSTON (of BROICH), in SCOTLAND.

 

29.ANDREW (2nd LORD of AVONDALE) STUART, occupation GROOM of the STOLE, d. 1548, SCOTLAND.

†††††† Andrew served as the Groom of the Stole to King James IV (1488-1513) of Scotland. Andrew exchanged the Lordship of Evandale-Annandale for the Barony of Ochiltree and became the ancestor of the Lords of Ochiltree. By his marriage to Margaret, he created the Earl of Arran on August 10, 1503.

 

†††††† He married (1) BEATRIX DRUMMOND, in SCOTLAND, b. SCOTLAND, (daughter of LORD JOHN DRUMMOND and UNKNOWN).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† ANDREW (3rd LORD of AVONDALE) STUART, b. CIRCA 1500, SCOTLAND.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Andrew inherited the title of Avondale and was also created as Lord Ochiltree.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† HENRY (LORD of METHVEN) STUART, b. CIRCA 1504, SCOTLAND.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Henry was created Lord of Methven in 1528.

†††††† †† 33.†††† iii†††† JAMES (of BEITH) STUART b. CIRCA 1506.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† CHRISTIAN STUART, b. CIRCA 1508, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married JOHN BOSSWELL of AUCHINLECK, in SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† MARJORY STUART, b. CIRCA 1514, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married JOHN KNOX, CIRCA 1563, in SCOTLAND, b. CIRCA 1514, GIFFORD, EAST LOTHIAN, SCOTLAND.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† JOHN: John Knox, Founder of Presbyterianism:

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The following is a laudatory biography from the Encyclopedia of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America by Alfred Nevin, 1884:

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He was born in 1505 at Gifford, in East Lothian, and was educated at Haddington and St. Andrew's. After he was created Master of Arts, he taught philosophy, most probably as a regent in one of the colleges of the University. His class became celebrated, and he was considered as equlling if not excelling, his master, in the subtleties of the dialectic art. About the same time (1530), although he had no interest [support from influencial men] but what was procured by his won merit, he was advanced to clerical orders, and ordained a priest before he reached the age fixed by the canons of the Church. At this time, the fathers of the Early Church, Jerome and Augustine, attracted his particular attention. By the writings of Jerome, he was led to the Scriptures as the only pure fountain of divine truth [revelation] and to believe the utility of studying scripture in their original languages instead of Latin in the opposite to those taught in the Romish Church, who while she retained his name as a saint in her calendar, had banished his doctine as heretical. From this time Knox renounced the study of Scholastic Theology.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Knox first betrayed his change of sentiment in certain lectures in the University at St. Andrew's where his youthful and noble countryman, Patrick Hamilton, for his advocacy of the doctrines of redemption, had perished in the fire. His defection aroused the clergy to denounce him as a traitor, and deprive him of his priesthood. He escaped death only by timely flight from the vengeance of Cardinal Beaton, who had engaged his emissaries to lay hold of him. Knox found protection under Douglas, of Langniddrie, and employment as a Tutor. Knox next appears in the company of George Wishart, the Scottish schoolmaster, who, having received the doctrinces of the Reformation, began to preach them, probably about 1536. The sword which was carried before the preacher after the attembt to assassinate him in Dundee was borne by Knox. On the night when the noble martyr was arrested, at the Cardinal's command, he ordered that the sword be taken from his zealous attendant. Knox begged for leave to follow him, but Wishart answered: "Nay, return to your bairnes" (meaning his pupils), "and God bliss you; ane is sufficient for a sacrifice."

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The cruel martyrdom of him whom Knox revered as his spiritual father, and whom, for his endearing qualities, he cherished as a brother, made a powerful impression on the ardent soul of the Reformer. Knox himself was in constant peril from the bloody foe. We find him, after the murder of the Romanist Beaton, seeking a refuge in St. Andrew's Castle, which the Cardinal's slayers held as a safe resort from the persecution of the Papists. There an event befell him which had the most serious bearing supon all his future. Unitl now, Knox's utterances in favor of Reformed doctrines had been private, consisting in Bible expositions to his pupils and his neighbors. He had never undertaken the place of public preacher, nor did he consider his office as priest enough to justify him in doing so, without a call from a Christian congregation. He received this call in the most unlooked for manner. Among the Protestants taking refuge in St. Andrew's Castle were Sir David Lindsay, of the Mount, the poet, and the scourger of the priesthood, Henry Balnaves, one of those stout barons who lent aid, by pen and sword, to the Scotch Reformation. These men quickly recognized in Knox's ability and skill in giving popular instruction to his pupils the germs of an energy and popular eloquence that were destined to earn him renown. They urged him to undertake the preacher's work. Knox, distrusting his own ability, and entertaining a lofty idea of the importance of the office steadfastly declined. At length, a call to preach having been given him, in such a solemn and unexpected way as to assure him that it came from God, though he feared and trembled, he accepted the office laid upon him. On the day appointed he appeared in the pulpit, and took his text from Daniel vii, 25; "And he shall speak great words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and think to change times and laws;" a choice which reveals directly his view of the Papacy, and the confidence with which he anticipated its overthrow. It was a memorable day in Scottish history when Knox first preached in the parish church at St. Andrew's. Brave men held their breath as they listened to his bold and sweeping utterances. Such preaching had not been heard in Scotland for ages. "Others hewed the brances of the Papistry, but he struck at the root." Some rejoiced and took courage, some doubted, some hoped, some feared, many were furious, but all felt that there was a new power in the world; while a few chosen spirits recognized John Knox as the ordained champion and leader of the revolution then beginning in Scotland.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Notwithstanding the opposition Knox met with from the clergy, he every day grew bolder in the cause, until the castle of St. Andrew's surrendered to the French, in July, 1547, when he was carried with the garrison into France, and remained a prisoner on board the galleys, until the latter end of 1549. Being then set at liberty, he passed over to England, and arriving in London, was licensed and appointed preacher, first at Berwick, and afterwards at Newcastle. In 1552 he was appointed Chaplain to Edward VI, and preached before the king at Westminster, who recommended Crnmer to give him the living of All-hallows, in London, which Knox declined, not choosing to conform to the English liturgy. On the accession of Queen Mary he went to Geneva, and next to Frankfort, where he took part with the English exiles, who apposed the use of the liturgy, but the other side prevailing. Knox returned to Geneva, and soon after went to Scotland. While engaged in the ministry, he received an invitation to return to Geneva, with which he complied, and in his absence, the bishops passed sentence of death upon him for heresy, against which he drew up an energetic appeal. In 1558 he published his treatise, entitled "The First Blast of the Trumpet against the Monstrous Regiment of Women," chiefly aimed at the cruel government of Queen Mary, of England, and at the attempt of the Queen Regent of Scotland to rule without a parliament. In April, 1559, he would have visited England, but was prevented by the resentment felt by Elizabeth at his late treatise. He therefore proceeded directly to Scotland, where he found a persecution of the Protestants just ready to commence at Stirling.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "His appearance at Edinburgh," says Prof. S.J. Wilson, "as sudden and unexpected as the appearance of Elijah at Samaria, created among his enemies as great a panic as though it had been the invasion of a hostile army. Although under sentence of outlawry, and liable at any hour to be arrested and executed, Knox resolved to stand with his brethren at Stirling, and share their dangers and their fate; "by life, by death, or else by both, to glorify God." But from this threatened danger the Lord preserved both him and them. Amidst the throes of incipient civil war, and in verification of his own prediction while a galley slave, he returned to St. Andrew's. The archibishop peremptorily forbade his preaching in the cathedral, and threatened that in case he should dare to do so he would be shot down in the pulpit, by the soldiers. In defiance of the archibishop's threat, and in spite of the remonstrances of his friends, he yet preached.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The effects and results of Knox's preaching at this time were marvelous. In the three days at St. Andrew's--the primal See of Scotland--Popery was utterly overthrown, the Reformed worship was set up, images and pictures were torn from the churches and monasteries were demonlished. Knox's doctirne was as fatal to Popish superstition as the fire which ran along the ground, in the plague of the hail, was fatal to the vegetable gods of Egypt. Wheresoever that doctrine went, and it ran very swiftly, Popish power and Popish idolatry, with all the paraphernalia thereof, melted before it. In less than a month after his triumphal appearance at St. Andrew's, Knox's voice was ringing among the rafters of St. Giles and of the Abbey Church at Edinburgh. Chosen at once as pastor of St. Giles, he entered upon his labors in that church, which his name has made historic throughout the world, and where so often "his voice, in an hour, put more life into men than six hundred trumpets could."

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† By the arrival of Queen Mary Stuart at Edinburgh (August, 1561), our Reformer was engaged in a new conflict. The young and beautiful Queen was received by her subjects with harrahs. But she brought from France a spirit steeped in the prejudices of the Romish Church, and a resolution, formed in concert with the House of Lorraine, to resote the old religion in her dominions. Knox was summoned to an interview with the Queen. She charged him, says Dr. MacCrie, "with stirring up her subjects against her, and among other things, upbraied him with sedition, by reason of his book on women's government." He vindicated himself from the charge of disloyalty. The conversation then turned on the nice point of popular resistance to civil power. Knox maintained that a ruler might be resisted, illustrating by the case of a father, who, through madness, tried to slay his children.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "Now, Madame, if the children arise, join together, apprehend the father, take the sword from him, bind his hands and keep him in prison till the frenzy be over, think you, Madame, that the children do any wrong? Even so, Madame, is it with the princes that would murder the children of God that are subject unto them."

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dazed by the boldness of this answer, the Queen sat some time in silent stupor, and then said, "Well, then, I perceive that my subjects shall obey you, and not me, and will do what they please, and not what I command."

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "God forbid," replied the Reformer, " "That ever I take upon me to command any to obey me, or to set subjects at liberty to do whatever pleases them. But my travail is that both princes and subjects may obey God. Queens should be nursing mothers to the Church."

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "But you are not the Church that I will nourish," said the Queen. "I will defend the Church of Rome, for it is, I think, the true Church of God."

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "Your will, Madame, is no reason, neither doth your thought make the Roman harlot to be the true and immaculate spouse of Jesus Christ."

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "My conscience is not so," siad the Queen. "Conscience, Madame, requires knowledge, and I fear that right knowledge you have none."

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "But I have both heard and read."

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "So, Madame, did the Jews who crucified Christ. Have you heard any teach but such as the Pope and the Cardinals have allowed? You may be assured that such will speak nothing to offend their own estate."

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "You interpret the Scriptures in one was, "said the Queen, evasively, "and they in another; whom shall I believe, and who shall be judge?"

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "You shall believe God," replied Knox, "who plainly speaketh in his Word, above your Majesty and the most learned Papists of all Europe." He offered to show that Papal doctrine had no foundation in God's Word.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "Well," said she, "you may perchance have opportunity therefor sooner than you think."

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "Assuredly," said Knox, "if ever I get that in my life, I shall get it sooner than I believe, for the ignorant Papist cannot patiently reason, and the learned and crafy Papist will never come in your audience, Madame, to have the ground of his religion searched out."

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† During this interview with the Queen and her attendant lords, on being questioned concerning his contumacy, Knox answered that he preached nothing but truth, and he dared not preach less. "But," answered one of the lords, "our commands must be obeyed, on pain of death; silence, or the gallows is the alternative." The spirit of Knox was roused by the dastardly insinuation that any human punishment could make him desert the banner of his Saviour, and with that fearless, indescribable courage which disdains the pomp of language or of action, he firmly replied,

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "My lords, you are mistaken if you think you can intimidate me to do by threats what conscience and God tell me I never shall do, for be it known unto you that it is a matter of no importance to me, when I have finished my work, whether my bones shall bleach in the winds of heaven or rot in the bosom of the earth." Knox having retired, one of the lords said to the Queen, "We may let him alone, for we cannot punish that man."

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Knox was twice married. His first wife, who died in her twenty-seventh or twenty-eighth year, was Marjory Bowes, the daughter of Richard Bowes, a Captain of Norman Castle, and a scion of a family of distinction in Northumberland. His second marriage (1563) was to a lady considerably younger than himself, Margaret Stewart, daughter of Andrew Lord Stewart of Ochiltree.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† During his ministry at Edinburgh our Reformer lived not only a very laborious life, being much engrossed with the public affairs of the nascent Church and at the same time devoted to his work as a parish minister, to say nothing of his continual and perhaps in his position unavoidable controversies, more or less personal with the ecclesiastical and political factions of the day, whom he regarded as his own and his country's enemies; but a life not without its social and family enjoyments. He had a fair stipend of four hundred merks Scots, equal to about forty-four pounds of English money of that day, and the value of which may be computed, when it is stated that the amount was considerable higher than that of the salaries of the Judges of the Sourt of Session in Scotland, and not much lower thatn those of the English Judges of the same times. Then he had a good house, which was provided and kept in repair by the municipality; a house previously occupied by the Abbot of Dunfermline. The house is still preserved, with little change, and forms a memorial, hitherto the only memorial of the great Reformer in the scene of so many of his labors. Nor was he, with all his severity of temper, a man indisposed in those days, to exchange friendly and kindly relations with his neighbors, many of whom in ever rank were among his intimate friends, or to give way, when the occasion fitted (perhaps even sometimes when it did not fit), to mirth and humor, of which, as of othe traits of his character, whi writings furnish abundant evidence.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† An interesting description of Knox's appearance, and especially of his style as a preacher in his later years, is furnished in the Diary of James Melville Melville was at the time a student in St. Andrew's and the period he refers to is the year 1571, when Knox, of rhis personal security, had, not for the first time in his life, taken refuge in that city. "Of all the benefits I had that year, was the coming of that most notable prophet and apostle of our nation, Mr. John Knox, to St. Andrew's who, by the faction of the Queen occupying the castle and town of Edinburgh, was compelled to removed therefrom, with a number of the best, and chose to come to St. Andrew's.. . . Mr. Knox would sometimes come in and repose him in our college-yards, and call us scholars unto him, and bless us, and exhort us to know God and his work in our country, and stand by the good cause; to use our time well and learn the good instructions and follow the good examble of our masters. . . He was very weak. I saw him every day of his doctrine go hulic and fear, with a furring of martriks about his neck, a staff in the one hand, and good, godly Richard Balantyne, his servant, holding up the other oxtar, from the abbey to the parish church, and by the said Richards and another servant lifted up to thepulpit, where he behoved to lean at his first entry, but as he had done with his sermon, he was so active and vigorous that he was like to ding that pulpit in blads and fly out of it."

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† John Knox died november 24th, 1572. He was buried in St. Giles Churchyard, Edinburgh, several lords attending the funeral services. By reason of changes which have since occurred, in the middle of the paved street in that city, the passerby now reads, upon a squre stone, this inscription:

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† J.K.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1572

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Beneath that spot over which now trundles the commerce of a great city, were once laid the remains of him who "never feared the face of man"

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Knox left many writings behing, some of them polimic, others practical, the majority suggested by occurrences in his life. His principal work was "History of the Reformation of Religion within the Realm of Scotland," etc., to the fourth edition of which are appended all his other works.

 

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†††††† He married (2) MARGARET HAMILTON, in SCOTLAND, (daughter of JAMES HAMILTON and UNKNOWN).

 

Eleventh Generation

 

30.ALEXANDER (1st of ARDVORLICH) (ALASTAIR) STEWART, b. CIRCA 1560, SCOTLAND.

†††††† Alexander acquired Ardvorlich, Perthshire, Scotland around 1580. This was an estate adjoining the eastern boundary of Balquhidder. The Stewarts of Ardvorlich still reside on the original estate. Alexander Stewart acquired Advorlich as a freeholder of the Crown.He became leader of a clan which, according to Duncan Stewart in his "History of the Stewarts", numbered about three hundered people.Alexander and his descendants were known by the Gaelic patronymic Mac-Mhic-Bhaltair, "sons of the son of Walter".

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†††††† Alexander Stewart acquired Advorlich in 1580 as a freeholder of the Crown.He became leader of a clan which, according to Duncan Stewart in his "History of the Stewarts", numbered about three hundered people.Alexander and his descendants were known by the Gaelic patronymic Mac-Mhic-Bhaltair, "sons of the son of Walter".

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†††††† This is the family that was allegedly responsible for the outlawing of the Clan MacGregor, though MacGregors today dispute the common historical record.

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†††††† The story goes like this:

†††††† Alexander's brother-in-law, John Drummond, who was keeper of the Royal Forest, found a group of MacGregors poaching in the forest.As punishment he cut off their ears and sent them home humiliated.The MacGregor clan rose in defence, killing Drummond and delivering his head to the dinner table of the Ardvorlich Stewarts while Alexander was away.At the sight of her brother's severed head on her dinner table, Margaret allegedly went nuts and ran off into the woods not to be found for days.Further legend has it that she was pregnant at the time and the shock sent her into labour and she delivered James Baeg in the forest.

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†††††† In 1592 Alister Stewart of Ardvorlich led a cattle raid in Lennox with two bagpipes leading the way.Whether or not Alister is the same this Alexander (Alister is Gaelic for Alexander) is not clear.Thus it's possible that there are two successive Alexander Stewarts of Ardvorlich (father and son) and that this person is a confusion of the two.

 

†††††† He married MARGARET DRUMMOND-ERNOCH, (daughter of JOHN DRUMMOND-ERNOCH).

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†††††† MARGARET: She was the daughter of the Drummond keeper of the Royal Forest of Glenartney. Margaret was also the sister of Drummond-Enoch who was shocked by the severed head of her brother delivered to her door by the MacGregors.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 34.†††† i††††† MAJOR JAMES BAEG (2nd of ARDVORLICH) STEWART b. 1589.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† WILLIAM STEWART, b. CIRCA 1592, SCOTLAND.

†††††† †† 35.†††† iii†††† DUNCAN STEWART b. CIRCA 1594.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† ISABEL STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† JANET STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† JOHN STEWART.

 

31.ALEXANDER (3rd of GLENBUCKY) STEWART, b. CIRCA 1553, SCOTLAND.

†††††† Alexander married his second cousin. He sold his right and title of Glenbucky to his next older brother, Duncan Stewart.

 

†††††† He married STEWART.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 36.†††† i††††† PATRICK (4th of GLENBUCKY) STEWART b. CIRCA 1572.

†††††† †† 37.†††† ii†††† DUNCAN (5th of GLENBUCKY) STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† ROBERT (of BROICHIE) STEWART, b. LAIRD OF GLENBUCKY, BALQUHIDDER SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† JOHN (of VOIL) STEWART, b. LAIRD OF GLENBUCKY, BALQUHIDDER SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† JAMES STEWART, b. LAIRD OF GLENBUCKY, BALQUHIDDER PARISH.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† WALTER STEWART, b. LAIRD OF GLENBUCKY, BALQUHIDDER PARISH.

 

32.STEWART, (See marriage to number 26.)

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33.JAMES (of BEITH) STUART, b. CIRCA 1506, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JAMES (LORD of DOUNE) STEWART, b. CIRCA 1530, SCOTLAND.

 

Twelfth Generation

 

34.MAJOR JAMES BAEG (2nd of ARDVORLICH) STEWART, b. 1589, BALDORRAN, CAMPSIE, STIRLINGSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† James Stewart was allegedly the gay lover of Lord Kilpont.Their homosexual relationship is denied by the family who describe them as just "intimate friends who shared a tent."After a dispute of some sort, James slew Lord Kilpont with his dirk and fled, abandoning his son Harry who had been mortally wounded in battle.

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†††††† The story was made legendary in Sir Walter Scott's book "A Legend Of Montrose". James had been fighting under Montrose, but could not return to Montrose's camp after slaying Kilpont, who was a friend of Montrose.So James Stewart switched sides and became a Major in the army of the Duke of Argyl.The hatred between Montrose and Argyle has been illustrated in the movie "Rob Roy".

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†††††† James resided in both Baldorran, Stirlingshire and Lochvenacher, Callendar, Perthshire.

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†††††† Ardvorlich House : 1620 - Cattle raiding between Clans was a way of life in highland Perthshire. A Macdonald of Glencoe raiding party were successfully repulsed by the Stewarts [James] of Ardvorlich House on the south side of Loch Earn. Seven Macdonalds died and are buried near the house. The site is marked by a large stone.

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†††††† James grew up to be a man of violent and erratic temper whose escapades where such that when he died, his friends were so afraid that his enemies would commit an outrage on his body that they buried it at a place known as "Coil-a Mhor" where today there is a stone which bears the inscription, "This stone marks the place of interment of Major James Stewart, afterwards removed to the family vault of Dundurn, Died about 1680." Dundurn is near St Fillans at the east end of Loch Earn.

 

†††††† He married KATHERINE MURRAY.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† BARBARA STEWART.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married JOHN McCRUDEN III.

 

†††††† †† 38.†††† ii†††† ROBERT (3rd of ARDVORLICH) STEWART b. 7 Nov 1625.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† HENRY (HARRY) STEWART, b. CIRCA 1629, d. 1 Sep 1644, SCOTLAND.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Henry died at the Battle of Tippermuir.

†††††† †† 39.†††† iv††† JOHN DUH MOHR STEWART b. 14 Feb 1630-31.

 

35.DUNCAN STEWART, b. CIRCA 1594, SCOTLAND.

†††††† Duncan Stewart is the patriarch of Branches 3 & 4 of the Stewarts of Ardvoirlich according to the Factor of Atholl's letter.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† ALEXANDER STEWART, b. SCOTLAND.

 

36.PATRICK (4th of GLENBUCKY) STEWART, b. CIRCA 1572, LAIRD OF GLENBUCKY, BALQUHIDDER PARISH.

 

†††††† He married CHRISTIAN DRUMMOND, in SCOTLAND, b. SCOTLAND, (daughter of SIR JOHN DRUMMOND of NIGANOR and UNKNOWN).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 40.†††† i††††† WILLIAM(1st of LEDCREICH) STEWART b. CIRCA 1600.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† DUNCAN STEWART, b. LAIRD OF GLENBUCKY, BALQUHIDDER SCOTLAND, d. 25 Jan 1665, LEDCREICH, BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.[3]

 

37.DUNCAN (5th of GLENBUCKY) STEWART, b. SCOTLAND.

†††††† Duncan was the next in succession of Glenbucky following the sale of right and title to him by his oldest brother, Patrick Stewart.

 

†††††† He married (1) CAMPBELL of ARDKINGLAFS, in SCOTLAND.

 

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†††††† He married (2) KATHARINE Mac-GRIGOR, in SCOTLAND, b. SCOTLAND.

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†††††† KATHARINE: Katharine was the granddaughter to Dougal Keir-Mac-Grigor, ancestor to innerlochlarg and Glengyle, said to be the last Cadet of the Laird of Mac-Grigor.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JOHN (6th of GLENBUCKY) STEWART, b. SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† WALTER STEWART, b. SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† DUNCAN STEWART, b. SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† PATRICK STEWART, b. SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† JOHN BEG STEWART, b. SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† ALEXANDER STEWART.

 

Thirteenth Generation

 

38.ROBERT (3rd of ARDVORLICH) STEWART, b. 7 Nov 1625, KILMADOCK, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 41.†††† i††††† JAMES (4th of ARDVORLICH) STEWART b. 1665.

†††††† †† 42.†††† ii†††† WILLIAM STEWART b. 1660.

 

39.JOHN DUH MOHR STEWART, b. 14 Feb 1630-31, KILMADOCH, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† John was described as a "rude and boisterous man" according to the Factor of Atholl.He allegedly witnessed the murder of Lord Kilpont by his father and transmitted the true version" of the events through his descendants by a grandson who was reputed to have lived over 100 years.This grandson carried the "true" story to the House of Ardvoirlich around 1800.John Dhu Mohr's version of the events is retold in the preface to Sir Walter Scott's "A Legend Of Montrose".

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†††††† John held the property of Dalveich, Lochearnside, Balquhidder Parish, Perthshire, Scotland.

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†††††† John is the patriarch of Branch 7 of the Stewarts of Ardvorlich, according to the Factor of Atholl's letter.

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†††††† John is known to have had two sons (possibly more) Charles and Murdoch.Murdoch had no children.It is suspected that John's line continued only through his son Charles, though the source of this information has since been lost.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† BARBARA STEWART, b. 6 Jan 1644-45, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† ALEXANDER STEWART, b. 4 Mar 1647-48, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† JONET STEWART, b. 5 Mar 1648, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† KATRING STEWART, b. 3 Dec 1649, SCOTLAND.

†††††† †† 43.†††† v†††† CHARLES STEWART b. 15 May 1651.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† MURDOCK STEWART, b. 17 Jun 1652, KILMADOCK, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

40.WILLIAM(1st of LEDCREICH) STEWART, b. CIRCA 1600, LAIRD OF LEDCREICH, BALQUHIDDER PARISH, d. 31 Jul 1683, LEDCREICH, BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.[4]

 

†††††† He married MARY MacGREGOR, in SCOTLAND, b. SCOTLAND, (daughter of DUNCAN MacGREGOR and UNKNOWN).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 44.†††† i††††† PATRICK (2nd of LEDCREICH) STEWART b. CIRCA 1635.

 

Fourteenth Generation

 

41.JAMES (4th of ARDVORLICH) STEWART, b. 1665, KILMADOCK, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† He married ELIZABETH BUCHANAN, 1682, in PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, b. 25 May 1651, KILMADOCK, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, (daughter of JOHN (22nd LORD of BUCHANAN) BUCHANAN).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† A SON, b. 9 Apr 1684, KILMADOCK, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† JAMES STEWART, b. 14 Mar 1684-85, KILMADOCK, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† JEAN STEWART, b. 5 Jul 1691, KINCARDINE NEAR DOUNE, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† ROBERT STEWART, b. CIRCA 1700, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† JOHN STEWART, b. 20 Jan 1710-11, CALLANDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

42.WILLIAM STEWART, b. 1660, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 45.†††† i††††† ROBERT (5th of ARDVORLICH) STEWART b. 1717.

 

43.CHARLES STEWART, b. 15 May 1651, KILMADOCK, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† He married KATHRIN WRIGHT.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JANET STEWART, b. 11 Aug 1677, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† JOHN STEWART, b. 15 Aug 1679, KILMADOCK, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† ROBERT STEWART, b. 1682, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† DUNCAN STEWART, b. 1688, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† ALEXANDER STEWART, b. 1700, SCOTLAND.

 

44.PATRICK (2nd of LEDCREICH) STEWART,[5] b. CIRCA 1635, LAIRD OF LEDCREICH, BALQUHIDDER PARISH.

†††††† Patrick served as a general in the English army of Charles I, Charles II, and James II. He fought in 25 battles, besides skirmishes, and suffered much financially because of his loyalty to the royal families. He was also of Stronslane, Perthshire, Scotland.

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†††††† In the Commissariot Record of Dunblain-Register of Testaments 1539-1800 (SRO), there are three wills recorded for Ledcreich. These are:(1) Duncan Stewart; 25 Jan 1665 and 6 Jan 1666; (2) Margaret Buchanan and Patrick Stewart her husband; 22 Aug 1682; (3) William Stewart 31 Jul 1683.

 

†††††† He married MARGARET BUCHANAN, in BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, b. SCOTLAND, (daughter of ROBERT (of DRUMLAIN) BUCHANAN and UNKNOWN).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 46.†††† i††††† ALEXANDER (of LEDCREICH) STEWART b. CIRCA 1676.

 

Fifteenth Generation

 

45.ROBERT (5th of ARDVORLICH) STEWART, b. 1717, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† He married MARGARET STEWART.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JEAN STEWART, b. 8 May 1748, COMRIE, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† MARGARET STEWART, b. May 1750, COMRIE, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† CATHARINE STEWART, b. Jul 1751, COMRIE, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† †† 47.†††† iv††† WILLIAM (6th of ARDVORLICH) STEWART b. Jun 1754.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† JEAN STEWART, b. Apr 1755, FORTINGALL, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† JOHN STEWART, b. Jan 1756, COMRIE, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† JAMES STEWART, b. Sep 1758, COMRIE, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

46.ALEXANDER (of LEDCREICH) STEWART, b. CIRCA 1676, LAIRD OF LEDCREICH, BALQUHIDDER PARISH, d. PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† Alexander was the only son of General Patrick Stewart of Ledcreich, an officer in the armies of Kings Charles I, Charles II, and James II. Alexander married a daughter of the Glenagle household, Catherine Stewart, daughter of Alexander Stewart who was the son of Duncan Stewart of Glenagle. Alexander lived in the South East district of Perthshire, Scotland and was considered a member of the Highlander clans.

 

†††††† He married KATHARINE STEWART, (daughter of ALEXANDER STEWART and UNKNOWN).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 48.†††† i††††† PATRICK STEWART b. 7 Feb 1697.

†††††† †† 49.†††† ii†††† WILLIAM STEWART b. CIRCA 1700.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† ROBERT STEWART, b. LEDCREICH,BALQUHIDDER, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† ALEXANDER STEWART, b. 11 Sep 1707, LEDCREICH, BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

Sixteenth Generation

 

47.WILLIAM (6th of ARDVORLICH) STEWART, b. Jun 1754, COMRIE, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† ROBERT (7th of ARDVORLICH) STEWART, b. CIRCA 1780, SCOTLAND.

 

48.PATRICK STEWART,[6],[7],[8] b. 7 Feb 1697, LAIRD OF LEDCREICH, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, occupation FARMER,[9] d. 1 May 1772, BLADEN CO., NORTH CAROLINA, buried: 1772, ST DAVID'S PARISH, CHERAW, SOUTH CAROLINA.[10]

†††††† Patrick Stewart and his wife Elizabeth Menzies came to America from Ledcreich in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland with six Argyllshire gentlemen and about 300 Highlanders from Scotland to Cape Fear in North Carolina, in 1739. (Note: the term "gentlemen" as used then denoted those entitled to bear arms). The group called itself the Argyll Colony because Argyll was the shire in western Scotland from which they sailed. They were the vanguard of what began as a trickle and grew into a flood of Highland emigrants to what was then Bladen County, North Carolina, later to be divided into Cumberland, Moore, Robeson, Harnett and Hoke Counties. The colony sailed from Scotland in June 1739. On 6 Juen, the customs office of Campbeltown, Argyll, cleared the "Thistle" (ship) of passengers for "Cape Fear in America." From Cambeltown, she sailed to Gigha to take on additional passengers and join the "Charming Molly" (ship), cleared at Belfast also to carry part of the colony.

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†††††† They arrived in North Carolina in September and probably spent most of their first winter in or near Newton (soon to be renamed Wilmington) because they had not yet decided on a specific location for settlement. Earlier settlers, mostly from Pennsylvania and Jersey, had already taken up most of the river frontage along the Cape Fear as far up as the mouth of Lower Little River, some twenty miles above Cross Creek. For that reason the Argyll Colonists had to go farther upriver to find available river frontage, the preferred location because, in the absence of roads at the time, the river was the most convenient highway. On 4 and 5 June 1740, some twenty-five men with Highland names were issued patents for a total of 14,000 acres in parcels of varying sizes on both sides of the river as far up as The Forks, the confluence of the Haw and Deep Rivers which form the Cape Fear, about fifty miies above Cross Creek.

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†††††† In 1740 Patrick Stewart received land grants for 320 acres in Bladen Co., N. Carolina. In 1756 he was granted land on Harnett's Branch, and in 1763 at Brown's Marsh, all in Bladen County. After the Stuarts failed to re-establish themselves on the throne of England and Scotland in 1746,Patrick is said to have decided to never return to Scotland and sold his estatein Ledcriech to his brother, Robert. On January 18, 1763, he and his son, Charles, wrote down his genealogy. Patrick and his wife Elizabeth later moved following his daughter, Catherine and her husband William Little, to South Carolina at the Cheraws where he died 1772.

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†††††† The will of Patrick Stewart of St Davidís Parish in the Cheraws District of North Carolina, dated 8-May-1772, divided his property among his wife, Elizabeth, son James, daughters Catherine Little and Margaret Caraway, and his grandson Charles Stewart Caraway. The executors were Catherine Little (who in 1774 married John Speed) and Alexander Gordon.

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†††††† The old written record of the Stewart ancestors which was dictated by Patrick Stewart, former Laird of Ledcreich, Balquhidder, Scotland, on January 18, 1763, and recorded by Patrick's son, Charles, was in thepossession of Patrick's granddaughter, Ann Gist (Ann was the daughter of Patrick's son, James) at the time of her death. Her surviving husband, Gist, sent this original record to Dr Morgan Brown who was married to Patrick Stewart's granddaughter, Elizabeth Little (daughter of Catherine Stewart). It has survived these many years in the Brown family bible and was pubished in the American Historical Magazine; University Press, Volume 8; Date: 1902.

 

†††††† He married (1) JEAN STEWART,[11] 1718, in KIRKTOWN OF BALQUIHIDDER, SCOTLAND, b. KIRKTOWN OF BALLQUHIDDER, SCOTLAND.

 

††††††††††† †††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† MARY STEWART, b. 8 Jan 1719, KIRKTOWN OF BALLQUHIDDER, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† KATHERINE STEWART, b. 1 Dec 1720, KIRKTOWN OF BALLQUHIDDER, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† He married (2) KATHRINE STUART,[12] 23 Nov 1728, in BALQUHIDDER PARISH, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, b. BALQUIDDER PARISH, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 50.†††† iii†††† JANET STEWART.

 

†††††† He married (3) ELIZABETH MENZIES, 13 Oct 1733, in BALQUHIDEER, PERTH, SCOTLAND, b. CIRCA 1715, PARISH OF DULL, SCOTLAND, (daughter of DR. DUNCAN MENZIES and MARGARET MENZIES) d. 1772, BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 51.†††† iv††† MARGRATE STEWART b. 3 Nov 1734.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† WILLIAM STEWART, b. 21 Dec 1738, PERTH, SCOTLAND, d. CIRCA 1739, PERTH, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† ALEXANDER STEWART.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Alexander died at birth.

†††††† †† 52.†††† vii††† CATHERINE STEWART b. CIRCA 1739.

†††††† †† 53.†††† viii†† JAMES STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ix††† CHARLESSTEWART, b. BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, d. 1765, WILLMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Charles was the youngest and favorite son of Patrick Stewart and Elizabeth Menzies. He died young and single at Wilmington, North Carolina in 1765. He is the family member who transcribed Patrick Stewart's family genealogy in 1763.

†††††† †† 54.†††† x†††† ELIZABETH STEWART b. 1744.

 

49.WILLIAM STEWART, b. CIRCA 1700, BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, occupation FARMER,[13] d. 2 Aug 1778, RALEIGH, WAKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, buried: 1778, SOUTH RIVER CHURCH, BLADEN CO., NC.

†††††† William immigrated with his brother Patrick from Perthshire, Scotland as a widower with several children to North Carolina in 1739. He settled in Bladen County, North Carolina on the Cape Fear River. William later located near Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina with his second wife, the widow Jannett McDougal Williamson.

 

†††††† He married (1) CATHERINE COLVIN, in BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, b. CIRCA 1693, BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, d. CIRCA 1755, BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, buried: CIRCA 1755, STEWART CEMETERY; BLADEN CO., NC.

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†††††† CATHERINE: The Old Stewart Cemetery is located between North Carolina Highway 210 and the South River near the intersection with U.S. Highway 701. The cemetery site consisted of a low brick rubble wall which was originally a triangular shape. On May 3, 1995 the site was inspected by Mark Wilde-Ramsing and Catherine Sloan and was found to be in poor repair but with evidence of the

†††††† original wall. No grave stones were apparent.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 55.†††† i††††† PATRICK STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† MARGARET STEWART, b. SCOTLAND.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Margaret lived a very unhappy life with Spiller for several years. They were seperated following the return of Spiller's first wife and family from Ireland. Margaret died not long afterwards without having had any children.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married SPILLER, occupation ATTORNEY.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† SPILLER: Spiller was an attorney from Ireland and came to America from Ireland leaving a wife and two or three children. He married Margaret Stewart here in American and did not tell her of his first marriage.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† HUGH STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† ROBERT STEWART.

 

†††††† He married (2) JANNETT McDOUGAL,[14] 1760, in BLADEN COUNTY, N. CAROLINA, d. 1793, BLADEN CO., NORTH CAROLINA, buried: 1793, SOUTH RIVER CHURCH, BLADEN CO., NC.

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†††††† JANNETT: Janet was a widower. Her first husband was Daniel Williamson.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† CATHERINE STEWART, b. 1761, BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married D. WONGHER.

 

†††††† †† 56.†††† vi††† CHARLES STEWART b. 16 Jan 1761.

†††††† †† 57.†††† vii††† DUNCAN STEWART b. 1763.

†††††† †† 58.†††† viii†† JAMES STEWART b. 1763.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ix††† JANNETT STEWART, b. 1765, BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jane married her cousin John Stewart.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married CAPTAIN JOHN (JOCK) STEWART, b. SCOTLAND, occupation HALF-PAY BRITISH OFFICER.

 

†††††† †† 59.†††† x†††† ANN STEWART b. 1767.

†††††† †† 60.†††† xi††† ELIZABETH STEWART b. 1769.

†††††† †† 61.†††† xii††† ELEANOR HELEN NELLIE STEWART b. 4 Mar 1771.

 

Seventeenth Generation

 

50.JANET STEWART, b. PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† She married JOHN McLEAN, 16 Mar 1754, in FORTINGALL, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JAMES McLEAN, b. 23 Feb 1756, FORTINGALL, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† PATRICK McLEAN, b. 2 Nov 1757, FORTINGALL, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† DUNCAN McLEAN, b. 12 Jun 1763, BLAIR ATHOLL, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† DONALD McLEAN, b. 11 Feb 1765, BLAIR ATHOLL, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† †† 62.†††† v†††† ALEXANDER McLEAN b. 22 Jul 1767.

 

51.MARGRATE STEWART, b. 3 Nov 1734, BALQUIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† She married (1) THOMAS STEWART, in CHERAWS DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA, b. CIRCA 1730, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, (son of DUGALD STEWART and UNKNOWN) d. CIRCA 1763, BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.

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†††††† THOMAS: Thomas was a planter of Cumberland County. In April 13, 1756, records indicated that he deeded to John Rea 200 acres of land which was part of a tract of 640 acres on the northwest branch of Cape Fear river which was granted by the king's patent April 13, 1740, to Dugald Stewart.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† ELIZABETH STEWART, b. CIRCA 1760, CAPE FEAR RIVER, CUMBERLAND CO., NC, d. 1812, CAPE FEAR RIVER, CUMBERLAND CO., NC, buried: 1812, CUMBERLAND CO., NORTH CAROLINA.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† In the "Abstracts of Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarterly Sessions of Cumberland County; October 1755-January 1779; Volume I (William Fields, Editor), the following was found:

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "February 1762 Term: Justices Present at this Term: Alexander McAlister, John Stewart, Ferquhard Campbell and Hector McNeill. February 16, 1762: John Carraway appointed guardian of Elizabeth Stewart, orphan daughter of Thomas Stewart, security: 300 pounds."

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "April 1774 Term: Justices Present at this Term: Thomas Mathews (Mathus), Alexander McDonald (McDonold), Wm Seal, Farqd Campbell, Robert Cochran, Robert Rowan, George Myline (Milne), Willm. Sprowel (Sprowl), David Smith, Duncan McNeill, James Hepbern, Robt. Cobb and Richard Lyon. April 29, 1774: Miss Elizabeth Stewart chose Farqd. Campbell, Esq., and Mr. Alexr. Gregory as her guardians; bond 200 pounds."

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Elizabeth died an old maid on her plantation on the Cape Fear river in Cumberland County, North Carolina. She willed 800 acres of her land to her cousins Robert Stewart, Hector Stewart and Dugald Stewart. She gave some slaves to her nieces, Eliza and Janet Caraway, daughters of James Caraway and Margaret Stewart, eldest daughter of Patrick Stewart and Elizabeth Menzies.

 

†††††† She married (2) JOHN CARRAWAY, in CHERAWS DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 63.†††† ii†††† JAMES CARRAWAY.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† CHARLES STEWART CARRAWAY.

†††††† †† 64.†††† iv††† THOMAS CARRAWAY.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† ROBERT CARRAWAY, b. CHERAWS DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† ELIZABETH CARRAWAY, b. CHERAWS DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† JANET CARRAWAY, b. CHERAWS DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA.

 

52.CATHERINE STEWART, b. CIRCA 1739, BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, occupation HOUSEWIFE, d. CIRCA 1789, RICHMOND CO., NORTH CAROLINA, buried: RICHMOND CO., NORTH CAROLINA.

†††††† Catherine was the first child of Patrick Stewart & Elizabeth Menzies to be born in America. She first married William Little of Edenton, N. Carolina in 1764. They had one daughter, Elizabeth Little, who married Morgan Brown in 1784. Catherine's second marriage in 1774 was to John Speed of Anson County (later in 1779, this part of Anson County wasnamed Richmond County east of the Pee Dee River), North Carolina. From early records of St Davidís Parish in Cheraw, SC, which is just twenty miles south of Rockingham, Richmond County, NC, John Speed is listed in 1778 as a vestryman of the parish. This marriage produced the next direct Speed descendants, James Stuart Speed, Sarah Speed, Catherine Speed, and Martha Patsy Speed. James later settled in Montgomery Co., Tennessee.

 

†††††† She married (1) WILLIAM LITTLE, JR., 25 Sep 1764, in CHERAWS, SOUTH CAROLINA, b. 27 Sep 1729, EDENTON, NORTH CAROLINA, (son of WILLIAM LITTLE and PENELOPE GALE) d. Oct 1766, CHERAWS, SOUTH CAROLINA.

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†††††† WILLIAM: Before William was nineteen, he had developed a weakness for gambling and soon lost the Occanecha estate that he had inherited from his late father. The man who won these and other lands around the Roanoke River from William was Robbin Jones. William also lost lands along the Pee Dee River on which the town of Snead's Borough (also known as Snead's Ferry) was formed. On his way toward Halifax after losing his land on the Pee Dee, he met a man by the name of Goleman Kimbrough, who with his daughter, were moving to South Carolina. He decided to travel with the man and his daughter because he was so struck by her beauty. He later married her and bought and settled on a tract of land on the Pee Dee River at the mouth of Hicks' Creek including the principal town of Cheraw, South Carolina. His father-in-law lived on the same tract of land with them. There he prospered gowing indigo.

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†††††† After his first wife died, William lived as a widower for seven or eight years, after which he met Catherine Stewart and married her. Catherine was twenty-six when she married William Little. Family records indicate that Catherine immediately reformed William of his weakness for gambling and lovingly accepted into their home his daughter from his first marriage. The daughter, Sarah, was about nine years old at the time William and Catherine married.

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†††††† Soon after his second marriage, William began to decline in health from something referred to then as "black jaundice or black bile." By the early 1800's this disorder was called "dyspepsia." His health continued to deteriorate until his death in September of October of 1766. When William died, he had considerable debt, but Catherine who was the sole administratrix, paid off all debts he estate owed in three or four years. It was a tedious undertaking and required her to make one or two trips to Charleston South Carolina, Cape Fear, and Edenton, North Carolina.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 65.†††† i††††† ELIZABETH LITTLE b. 14 Nov 1765.

 

†††††† She married (2) JOHN SPEED, Jul 1774, in CHERAW DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA, b. CIRCA 1745, NORTH CAROLINA, (son of WILLIAM SPEED and ELIZABETH) occupation FARMER & LAND APPRAISER,[15] d. 18 Feb 1806, RICHMOND CO., NORTH CAROLINA, buried: 1806.

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†††††† JOHN: John Speed was a captain and later a lieutenant colonel during the American Revolutionary War and served in the Richmond County, North Carolina Militia (formerly part of Anson County). Captain John Speed was wounded at the Battle of Stono Ferry, South Carolina on June 20, 1779. Stono Ferry was about eight miles west of Charleston on James Island in the Stono River. The State Records of North Carolina found in the North Carolina Archives reflect that Captain Speed of the North Carolina Militia was listed as wounded in the "Return of the Killed, Wounded, and Missing in the Action of Stono Ferry, 20th June 1779."In the North Carolina Archives, there are two Revolutionary War pension applications for veterans who served under Captain John Speed. From these and other archive records, it was learned that Captain John Speed served under Colonel Thomas Crawford.

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†††††† From early records of St Davidís Parish in Cheraw, SC, which is just twenty miles south of Rockingham, Richmond County, NC, John Speed is listed in 1778 as a vestryman of the parish. 1779 Jury List Records for Cheraws District of S. Carolina list John Speed as both a Grand Juryman and Petit Juryman in Civil Causes. Other references to John Speed are found in Stewart-Stuart Family history book (R929.125 B66 V.14). In the Stewart family history, John Speed is noted as marrying Catherine Stewart in 1774 (this was her second marriage). The common use of the Stewart/Stuart name was reflected in numerous descendants thereafter. Anson Co., N. Carolina deeds and abstracts (1756-1786) refer to John Speed several times.

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†††††† On April 21, 1784, John Speed took his seat in the North Carolina General Assembly representing Richmond County. He is listed in the 1790 U.S. Census of Fayette District of Richmond County, North Carolina. John Speed died 18 February 1806. His obituarywas published in the early North Carolina newspaper, "The Raleigh Register": "Died in Richmond County, on the 18th ult. of the smallpox, Colonel John Speed, a respectable citizen, who has frequently represented that county in the General Assembly of this State." The North Carolina Archives records reflect that James Stewart Speed was the administrator of his father's estate in Richmond County.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 66.†††† ii†††† JAMES STUART SPEED b. 16 Mar 1775.

†††††† †† 67.†††† iii†††† SARAH (SALLY) SPEED b. CIRCA 1777.

†††††† †† 68.†††† iv††† CATHERINE SPEED b. CIRCA 1788.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† MARTHA PATSY SPEED, b. CIRCA 1789, CHERAW DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married WILLIAM MICHAELS, in SOUTH CAROLINA.

 

53.JAMES STEWART, b. NORTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††† He married VOLPONTEAU, in DORCHESTER CO., S CAROLINA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† ANN STEWART, b. DORCHESTER CO., SOUTH CAROLINA, d. UNION COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ann and her first husband, Edward Tongue, had no children. Both Ann and her second husband, Gist, also lived their lives without children and died in Union County, South Carolina. The old written record of the Stewart ancestors which was dictated by Patrick Stewart, former Laird of Ledcreich, Balquhidder, Scotland, on January 18, 1763, and recorded by Patrick's son, Charles, was in Ann's possession at the time of her death. Her surviving husband, Gist, sent this original record to Dr Morgan Brown who was married to Patrick Stewart's granddaughter, Elizabeth Little (daughter of Catherine Stewart). It has survived these many years in the Brown family bible and was pubished in the American Historical Magazine; University Press, Volume 8; Date: 1902.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married (1) EDWARD TONGUE, b. CAIN ACRE NEAR THE RIVER POUPON.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married (2) GIST, in UNION COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA, d. UNION COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††† †† 69.†††† ii†††† WILLIAM STEWART b. 5 Jun 1771.

 

54.ELIZABETH STEWART, b. 1744, NORTH CAROLINA, d. 1795, ROBESON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††† She married JAMES STEWART, in BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.

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†††††† JAMES: James Stewart was his wife's cousin. It is unknown as to which Stewart

†††††† family.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 70.†††† i††††† JAMES STUART b. 3-Sep-1767.

†††††† †† 71.†††† ii†††† CATHERINE STUART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† ELIZABETH STUART.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married WILLIAM JORDAN.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† MARGARET STUART, d. SOUTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married POPE.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† CHARLES G. STUART, b. CIRCA 1775, BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, d. CIRCA 1817, ROBESON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Charles joined the patriots in Mexico and was never heard from again.

 

55.PATRICK STEWART,[16] b. SCOTLAND, d. 14 Dec 1777, WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA.

†††††† Patrick was an elder son of William Stewart. During the start of the American Revolution, he received an appointment of captain in the Minute Men of North Carolina and fought bravely at the battle of Moor's Creek Bridge, above Wilmington, against the Tories under McLeod and McDonald.But afterwards, he took offense at either the American cause or some of the officers in the American service, and resigned his commission and joined the British Army where he received an appointment as captain in the Queen's Rangers. He spelled his name Stuart, but his brother Duncan, who was favorable to the colonial cause, refused to spell his name the same as Patrick. "Patrick was progenitor of Captain Madison Bachelor of Vicksburg, Mississippi, who is representative of that family, being great-great-grandson of Patrick," 1891. reference: Stewart Clan Magazine, Vol.XIV, No.2, Beatrice, Neb., August, 1936. Patrick died before the close of the war.

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†††††† Although, Patrick never married he did have a son named, Walter, who was raised by the Stewart family and married in Stewart County, Tennessee.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† WALTER STEWART.

 

56.CHARLES STEWART, b. 16 Jan 1761, BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, d. WILKINSON CO., MISSISSIPPI, buried: STEWART TWO CEMETERY, WILKINSON CO.

†††††† Charles was a close brother to Duncan Stewart. He is buried at the Ventress place one mile north of the old Stewart Plantation estate in Wilkinson Co., Mississippi. He served in the fourth General Assembly representing Montgomery County in the House of Representatives from 1801-1803. Charles and his brother, Duncan, were the first Stewarts to leave Bladen County, North Carolina for Clarksville, Tennessee.

 

†††††† He married POLLY JONES, 11 Apr 1798, in BLADEN CO., NORTH CAROLINA, (daughter of COLONEL TIGNALL JONES and PENELOPE).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† PENELOPE STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† TIGNALL STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† DUNCAN STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† CHARLES STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† JEANETTE STEWART.

 

57.DUNCAN STEWART,[17] b. 1763, BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, d. 26 Nov 1820, WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, buried: 1820, STEWART TWO CEMETERY, WILKINSON CO., MS.

†††††† Duncan was a twin brother to James Stewart. He refused to spell his name Stuart as his brother Patrick did. He entered the Revolutionary War as a private and was promoted to the rank of colonel. In 1797, Duncanand his brother James went to Tennessee and settled at Clarksville, Montgomery Co. He was very wealthy, and was a member of the TN legislature. In 1803 part of of Montgomery Co. was set off and named Stewart Co. in his honor. Col Stewart moved to Mississippi in 1808 (Wilkinson Co.) & became Lt-Gov. of the state.

 

†††††† He married PENELOPE JONES, 19 Oct 1797, in BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, b. 1779, ORANGE CO., NORTH CAROLINA, (daughter of COLONEL TIGNALL JONES and PENELOPE) d. 23 Feb 1843, WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, buried: 1843, HOLLY GROVE PLANTATION, WILKINSON CO.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† WILLIAM STEWART, b. CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE, d. CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† William died in infancy.

†††††† †† 72.†††† ii†††† TIGNALL JONES STEWART b. 20 Apr 1800.

†††††† †† 73.†††† iii†††† CATHERINE MARY STEWART b. 3 Oct 1804.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† ELIZA STEWART, b. CIRCA 1807, CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married COLONEL W. S. HAMBLETON, in TENNESSEE, d. 1870, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††† †† 74.†††† v†††† JAMES A. STEWART b. 14 Jul 1811.

†††††† †† 75.†††† vi††† CHARLES DUNCAN STEWART b. 1813.

 

58.JAMES STEWART,[18] b. 1763, BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, d. 1818, WOODVILLE, WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, buried: 1818, STEWART TWO CEMETERY, WILKINSON CO., MS.

†††††† James and his brothers, Charles and Duncan went to Montgomery Co., TN when the county was organized from Davidson Co. in 1796-97. They located at Clarksville and had extensive holdings of land on the West fork of the Red River. While Duncan and brother, Charles moved to Wilkinson Co., MS in 1811, James stayed in Montgomery Co. and made his will April 19, 1818. It was

†††††† probated in that county on October 19, 1818. His executors were Henry Small, Bryan Whitfield, Thomas White, Charles Bailey, and Charles Hampton.

 

†††††† He married (1) CATHERINE (KNOWLAN) KNOWLAND, CIRCA 1792, in BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, b. BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, d. WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, buried: STEWART TWO CEMETERY, WILKINSON CO., MS.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 76.†††† i††††† WILLIAM STEWART b. 1793.

†††††† †† 77.†††† ii†††† NOLAN STEWART b. 16 May 1796.

†††††† †† 78.†††† iii†††† JAMES McDOUGAL STUART b. CIRCA 1798.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† JENNET STEWART, b. CIRCA 1800, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married ALEXANDER DICKERSON, in STEWART COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††† †† 79.†††† v†††† ROBINA E. STEWART b. CIRCA 1802.

†††††† †† 80.†††† vi††† MARY STEWART b. CIRCA 1804.

 

†††††† He married (2) JANE.

 

59.ANN STEWART, b. 1767, BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††† She married JAMES CARRAWAY, b. CHERAWS DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA, (son of JOHN CARRAWAY and MARGRATE STEWART).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JANE CARRAWAY.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† ELIZABETH CARRAWAY.

 

60.ELIZABETH STEWART, b. 1769, BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, d. 24 Mar 1825, WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††† She married LOVICH VENTRESS, d. 1822, WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† WILLIAM CHARLES VENTRESS, b. CIRCA 1804, TENNESSEE, d. 1883.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married AUGUSTA MARIA RANDOLPH, 7 Feb 1828, in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, b. 1811.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† JAMES ALEXANDER VENTRESS, b. 12 Feb 1805, CLARKSVILLE, MONTGOMERY CO., TENNESSEE, d. 26 Jun 1867, WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married CHARLOTTE DAVIS PYNCHON, 29 May 1848, in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, b. 25 May 1815, d. 10 May 1877, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† ELIZABETH (MARY) ANN VENTRESS, b. CIRCA 1807, CLARKSVILLE, MONTGOMERY CO., TENNESSEE, d. 1861.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married (1) PULASKI CAGE, in WOODVILLE, WILKINSON CO., MS.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married (2) ABRAHAM MORRELL FELTUS, 29 Dec 1823, in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, b. 1796, NEW YORK, d. 1861.

 

61.ELEANOR HELEN NELLIE STEWART, b. 4 Mar 1771, BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, d. 13 Jan 1844, NORTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††† She married THOMAS DEVANE III, 6 Jul 1792, b. 15 Jul 1762, d. 27 Jul 1831.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† STUART DEVANE, b. 1793, NORTH CAROLINA, d. 1861.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† IRETONE C. DEVANE, b. 1795, d. 1851.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† PATRICK DEVANE, b. 1795.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† RUFUS DEVANE, b. 1798, d. 1885.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† MARY JANE DEVANE, b. 1801, d. 1808.

†††††† †† 81.†††† vi††† THOMAS DEVANE IV b. 29 Jan 1803.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† WILLIAM K. DEVANE, b. 1805, d. 1846.

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† FRANKLIN DEVANE, b. 1807, d. 1837.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ix††† ELIZ A. DEVANE, b. 1813.

 

Eighteenth Generation

 

62.ALEXANDER McLEAN, b. 22 Jul 1767, BLAIR ATHOLL, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† He married CATHERINE FORBES, 23 Dec 1797, in FORTINGALL, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, b. 30 May 1773, FORTINGALL, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JOHN McLEAN, b. 10 Sep 1798, FORTINGALL, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† ANGUS McLEAN, b. 9 Aug 1799, FORTINGALL, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† GIRSEL McLEAN, b. 28 Oct 1801, FORTINGALL, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† JANNET McLEAN, b. 27 Mar 1803, FORTINGALL, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† ELIZABETH McLEAN, b. 1 Nov.

†††††† †† 82.†††† vi††† JOHN McLEAN b. 14 Aug 1813.

 

63.JAMES CARRAWAY, (See marriage to number 59.)

††††††

64.THOMAS CARRAWAY, b. CHERAWS DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††† He married CATHERINE STUART, (daughter of JAMES STEWART and ELIZABETH STEWART).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† MARGARET CARRAWAY.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† JAMES CARRAWAY, occupation PHYSICIAN.

 

65.ELIZABETH LITTLE, b. 14 Nov 1765, EDENTON, NORTH CAROLINA, d. 1829, MONTGOMERY CO., TENNESSEE.

†††††† In the Montgomery County, Tennessee1820 census, Morgan Brown is listed as

†††††† Head of Household.

 

†††††† She married MORGAN BROWN IV,[19] 22 Jan 1784, in RICHMOND COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, b. 13 Jan 1758, GRASSY ISLANDS on the PEEDEE RIVER, ANSON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, (son of MORGAN BROWN III and ELIZABETH CLOTHIER) d. 23 Feb 1841, NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

††††††

†††††† MORGAN: Morgan studied medicine but it is not clear if he ever practiced it. After marrying Elizabeth Little, they moved from Anson County, near Cheraw, South Carolina to Tennessee in 1795. They settled on the Cumberland River where Dr. Brown founded the town of Palmyra, which was made a port of entry, the only one at the time west of the Allegheny mountains. Both of his sons became judges, William as a member of the Supreme Court of Tennessee and Morgan as a judge of the United States District Court of Tennessee. Dr. Brown was an officer in the American Revolutionary War and received a pension from the government until his death.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 83.†††† i††††† ELIZABETH LITTLE BROWN b. 2 Feb 1792.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† WILLIAM LITTLE BROWN, b. 1790, CHERAW, SOUTH CAROLINA.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† While Judge William Little Brown only served a short time (1822-1824) on the state supreme court, he seemed to have been better known that his brother. His contemporaries at the bar spoke highly of his ability and was said to the most profound lawyer in the State of Tennessee.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married MARY McNEIL, (daughter of WILLIAM M. McNEIL and UNKNOWN).

 

†††††† †† 84.†††† iii†††† MORGAN W. BROWN b. 1800.

 

66.JAMES STUART SPEED, b. 16 Mar 1775, ANSON COUNTY,NORTH CAROLINA, occupation FARMER,[20] d. Dec 1816, MONTGOMERY CO., TENNESSEE, buried: 1816, MONTGOMERY CO., TENNESSEE.

†††††† In an October 1808 Richmond County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions court action, the following heirs of Colonel John Speed, deceased, are mentioned: "James S. Speed, William Peques in right of his wife Sarah (Sally), Elihue Winbourn in right of his wife Catherine, William Michael in right of his wife Martha, who are of full age, andJohn M. Speed, Rebecca Speed, Polly Speed, Elizabeth Speed, Wages Speed, who are infant children, and of whom Elizabeth is guardian."

††††††

†††††† A review of the Richmond County Court records following the death of Colonel John Speed seems to indicate some financial and family strife that began to occur in the years following Colonel John Speedís death in 1806. These court actions are noted:

††††††

†††††† 1. 1807 (July Term) A judgement entered for Abraham Harper against the estate of John Speed was again brought to Court in March 1809.

†††††† 2. 1809 (August Term) James S. Speed vs Elizabeth Speed and Moses Knight

†††††† 3. 1809 (September Term) A judgement for McFarland and Ellis vs James S. Speed, William Pegues and (wife) Sally, Elihue Winbourn and (wife) Catherine, William Michael and (wife) Martha Patsy.

†††††† 4. 1809 (September) A judgement for Archibald McNeil vs James S. Speed and H.W. Covington.

†††††† 5. 1809 (September to December) Philip Horn vs James S. Speed, Serving Administrator; Elizabeth is guardian of named children, heirs at law of deceased John Speed, who are John M. Speed, Rebecca Speed, Polly Speed, Elizabeth Speed, and Wages Speed.

††††††

†††††† After 1798, more and more of the Stewart, Speed, Brantly, and Brown family members from Bladen,Anson and Richmond Counties of North Carolina began moving to the Montgomery County area of Tennessee. They resided in the Wells Creek area and around the West Fork of the Red River at Fletcherís Branch and Barrow Springs. These areas were closer to settlements like Clarksville and Palmyra but with still great concern for Indian attacks. Both Duncan and Charles Stewart (James Speed's cousins) became active in state politics serving in the General Assemblies from 1801 to 1807, representing Robertson and Montgomery Counties.

††††††

†††††† Montgomery County, Tennessee Court Minutes: January term 1812 (Vol.4 1811-1813 pg.41) show James S. Speed allowed by the Court to keep the ferry on the Red River formerly owned by James Hambleton. He also entered into a bond with Thomas Smith and James Hambleton for $2000. See also pp 159, 91, 110, 195, and 201 where James S. Speed is noted as serving as a juror and where Nancy Speed (Pg. 201) is allowed to keep a ferry on the Red River with bond of $2000 held by James Stewart (James Speed's cousin) & James Hambleton. This gives some credence to a Speed family legend that at one time the family operated several ferries. Even after Jamesí death in December, 1816, the same court records show where his widow, Nancy Speed, was allowed to keep the ferry on the Red River for some time following his death.

††††††

†††††† It would appear that during this time the Speed familywas involved in moving goods commercially up and down the Red River. The early years of the 1800's were progressive ones, chiefly devoted to the building of roads, railroads and bridges.

††††††

†††††† All indications are that the family of Nancy Speed, widow of James Stuart Speed, raised her young family for a period of years by running the ferry and possibly farming. The 1830 Montgomery County, Tennessee census shows Nancy Speed as the head of a household with two males, one between twenty and thirty years of age and one between fifteen and twenty years of age. Another son, James Speed, was shown to be a head of household also living nearby with two males, one between ten and fifteen years of age and one under five years of age. The male between ten and fifteen appeared to be black.

††††††

†††††† Sometime before the 1850 census, Nancy Speed, the widow of James Stuart Speed, moved in with the family of her son, Charles Stuart Speed. Charles had moved to Weakley County, Tennessee sometime between 1841 and 1850. The 1850 Weakley County census showed Charles (age 33) , his wife, Martha (age 32), a twin son and daughter, Mary and George (age 4), a son, Robert (age 5), and Charlesí mother, Nancy (age 65).

 

†††††† He married NANCY (PAN) HINSON, CIRCA 1800, in RICHMOND CO., SOUTH CAROLINA, b. 17 Mar 1784, NORTH CAROLINA, occupation HOUSEWIFE, d. CIRCA 1869, HENRY CO., TENNESSEE, buried: CIRCA 1869, ALLMAN / ALMOND CEMETERY, NE of PARIS on HWY 79, HENRY CO., TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 85.†††† i††††† KATHERINE SPEED b. 16 Oct 1804.

†††††† †† 86.†††† ii†††† WILLIAM WASHINGTON SPEED b. 20 Dec 1805.

†††††† †† 87.†††† iii†††† JAMES J. SPEED b. 7 Jul 1807.

†††††† †† 88.†††† iv††† SARAH ANN SPEED b. 25 Sep 1809.

†††††† †† 89.†††† v†††† NANCY SPEED b. 7 May 1812.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† ELIZABETH SPEED, b. 30 Sep 1814.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Elizabeth and her husband lived and died in Henry County, TN. They had four children, two boys and two girls.

†††††† †† 90.†††† vii††† CHARLES STUART SPEED b. 04 Mar 1817.

 

67.SARAH (SALLY) SPEED, b. CIRCA 1777, RICHMOND CO., NORTH CAROLINA, occupation HOUSEWIFE, d. RICHMOND CO., NORTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††† She married WILLIAM PEGUES II, 16 Jan 1797, in NORTH CAROLINA, b. 29 Nov 1775, CHERAW DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA, (son of CLAUDIUS PEGUES, JR and MERCY (MARCY) SAUNDERS) d. 4 Nov 1857, MARLBOROUGH DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† CLAUDIUS PEGUES, b. 24 Oct 1797.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† MARCY PEGUES, b. 3 Feb 1800.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† JOHN PEGUES, b. 26 Apr 1802.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† MALACHI PEGUES, b. 6 Jun 1804, d. 1849.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married ANN LINDSAY, 12 Dec 1825, in CHERAW , SOUTH CAROLINA, b. 1805, d. 1873.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† JAMES PEGUES, b. 11 Dec 1809.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† BEDGEGOOD PEGUES, b. 22 Jan 1809.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† MARY PEGUES.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married ROBERT REYNOLDS.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† ANN TUNG PEGUES.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married ABRAM LEWIS POPE.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† ix††† CHARLES STUART PEGUES.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married MARY FRANCIS GUY.

 

68.CATHERINE SPEED, b. CIRCA 1788, CHERAW DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA, d. HARDIN COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††† She married ELIHUE WINBORN, in SOUTH CAROLINA, b. CIRCA 1780, NORTH CAROLINA, d. CIRCA 1848, HARDIN COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† ELIZABETH WINBORN, b. 1809.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† CHARLOTTE WINBORN, b. 1811.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† MARTHA WINBORN, b. 1813.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† JAMES S. WINBORN, b. 1818.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† CHARLEY WINBORN, b. 1823.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† REBECCA WINBORN, b. 1827.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† SAMUEL WINBORN, b. 1831.

 

69.WILLIAM STEWART,[21],[22] b. 5 Jun 1771, EDGEFIELD DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA, d. 23 Aug 1849, RAYMOND, HIND CO., MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††† He married SARA HANKS, CIRCA 1795, in SOUTH CAROLINA, b. 24 Jul 1776, SOUTH CAROLINA, d. 24 Jan 1842, RAYMOND, HIND CO., MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 91.†††† i††††† JOHN STEWART b. 30 Jul 1798.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† ALEXANDER STEWART, b. 25 Oct 1800, EDGEFIELD DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA, d. 30 Aug 1837, RAYMOND, HINDS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

†††††† †† 92.†††† iii†††† ROBERT STEWART b. 14 Feb 1803.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† WILLIAM B. STEWART, b. 24 Feb 1806, AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. 25 Mar 1837, AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† MARY (POLLY) STEWART, b. 8 May 1808, AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. 12 Aug 1824, AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married DENNEY.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† SARAH STEWART, b. 28 Aug 1811, AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. 17 Aug 1891.

†††††† †† 93.†††† vii††† REBECCA STEWART b. 4 Apr 1814.

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† JOSEPH WALLACE STEWART, b. 28 Mar 1816, AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. 23 Oct 1846.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married MATILDA PULLEN.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† ix††† MARGARET STEWART, b. 16 May 1819, AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. 1889.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married ALEXANDER D. NIX.

 

70.JAMES STUART, b. 3-Sep-1767, CAPE FEAR RIVER, NORTH CAROLINA, d. 24 Sep 1824, BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA.

 

†††††† He married LUCRETIA CALVIT, 25 May 1796, in NATCHEZ, NORTH CAROLINA, b. 6 Aug 1778, NORTH CAROLINA, (daughter of FREDERICK CALVIT and UNKNOWN) d. 11 Jul 1832, BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† ELIZABETH M. STUART, b. 28 Sep 1797, NORTH CAROLINA, d. 22 Sep 1821, LOUISIANA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married JOHN T. McNEILL, in NORTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††† †† 94.†††† ii†††† JAMES DUNCAN STUART b. 21 Jul 1799.

†††††† †† 95.†††† iii†††† MELISSA STUART b. 25 Oct 1801.

†††††† †† 96.†††† iv††† CLARA LUCRETIA STUART b. 6 Jan 1804.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† EMMELINE STUART, b. 8 Mar 1806, NORTH CAROLINA, d. 12 Oct 1821, LOUISIANA.

†††††† †† 97.†††† vi††† FRANCES ANN STUART b. 30 Jun 1808.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† MARY MONTFORD STUART, b. 10 Dec 1810, NORTH CAROLINA, d. 9 Oct 1852, AUSTIN, TEXAS.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mary died at the home of Dr. Peebles whose wife, Mary Ann Calvit was her

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† cousin.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married CAPTAIN MAY.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† ALEXANDER CALVIT STUART, b. 12 Apr 1815, NORTH CAROLINA, d. 9 May 1819, LOUISIANA.

†††††† †† 98.†††† ix††† ARCHIBALD McGEHEE STUART b. 19 Apr 1820.

 

71.CATHERINE STUART, (See marriage to number 64.)

††††††

72.TIGNALL JONES STEWART, b. 20 Apr 1800, CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE, d. 20 Mar 1855, WILKINSON CO., MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††† He married SARAH A RANDOLPH, in TENNESSEE, (daughter of PETER RANDOLPH and UNKNOWN) d. 1855, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 99.†††† i††††† SARAH JONES STEWART b. CIRCA 1830.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† PENELOPE STEWART, b. CIRCA 1833, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married CHARLES L. MATHEWS, b. WEST FELICIANA PARISH, LOUISIANA.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† ELIZA STEWART, d. 1870.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married WILLIAM SOUTHERLAND HAMILTON.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† CATHERINE STEWART, d. 1829.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married HARRY CAGE.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† JAMES A. STEWART, d. 1885.

 

73.CATHERINE MARY STEWART, b. 3 Oct 1804, CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE, d. 12 Feb 1829, WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, buried: 1829, HOLLY GROVE CEMETERY, WOODVILLE, MS.

 

†††††† She married JUDGE HENRY CAGE, in TENNESSEE, b. 5 May 1795, SUMNER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, (son of MAJOR WILLIAM CAGE and ANNE (NANCY) THANKFUL HALL) occupation JUDGE, d. 31 Dec 1858, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† PENELOPE CAGE, b. CIRCA 1822, d. 23 Aug 1824.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† PENELOPE JONES CAGE, b. 5 Sep 1824, d. 12 Aug 1825.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† DUNCAN CAGE, b. CIRCA 1825, MISSISSIPPI, d. 20 Jun 1885, BLADEN SPRINGS, ALABAMA.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Duncan was a colonel in the US Civil War.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married SARAH JANE CONNELL, 13 Jan 1848, in WOODVILLE, WILKINSON CO., MS, b. CIRCA 1830, d. 2 Mar 1922.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† ALBERT GALLATIN CAGE, b. 20 Jun 1827, MISSISSIPPI, d. 9 Nov 1870, RANCH PLANTATION, TERREBONNE, LA.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Albert was a captain in the US Civil War.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married ELVIRA SCOTT GAYDEN, 9 Dec 1852, in EAST FELICIANA PARISH, LOUISIANA, b. 6 Jul 1832, d. 14 Oct 1861, RANCH PLANTATION, TERREBONNE, LA.

 

74.JAMES A. STEWART, b. 14 Jul 1811, CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE, d. 28 Aug 1883.

 

†††††† He married JULIANNA RANDOLPH, in TENNESSEE, (daughter of PETER RANDOLPH and UNKNOWN) d. TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† PENELOPE STEWART, b. 1835, WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married JAMES B. STERLING, 1854, in MISSISSIPPI, b. LOUISIANA, occupation PLANTER, d. 1879.

 

†††††† †† 100.†† ii†††† DUNCAN B. STEWART b. 7 Oct 1836.

†††††† †† 101.†† iii†††† CATHERINE ELIZA STEWART b. CIRCA 1838.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† TIGNAL J. STEWART, b. CIRCA 1839.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tignal was a lieutenant in the US Civil War.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married MARY HEYWARD, in MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† ROSA STEWART, b. CIRCA 1841.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married (1) St CLAIR SUTHERLAND.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married (2) HIRAM SHARP, b. ALABAMA.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† HENRY STEWART, b. CIRCA 1843, d. CIRCA 1864.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Henry drowned while trying to save a passenger on a burning boat.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† CORNELIA STEWART, b. CIRCA 1845.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married ALBERT BACHELOR, b. POINT COUPEE PARISH, LA, occupation PHYSICIAN.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† IDA STEWART, b. CIRCA 1847.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married LENOX SIMPSON, b. WASHINGTON DC.

 

75.CHARLES DUNCAN STEWART, b. 1813, CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE, d. 7 Nov 1885, MISSISSIPPI, buried: 1885, ST STEPHEN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH CEMETERY.

 

†††††† He married JULIA BLACK, in TENNESSEE, b. 14 Sep 1825, d. 19 Nov 1867, MISSISSIPPI, buried: 1867, ST STEPHEN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH CEMETERY.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JOHN BLACK STEWART, b. CIRCA 1836, occupation AUTHOR.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married ELIZABETH LUZBY.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† SALLY JONES STEWART, b. 21 Sep 1851, d. 1 Sep 1857, MISSISSIPPI, buried: 1857, ST STEPHEN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH CEMETERY.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† PENELOPE JONES STEWART, b. 3 Sep 1853, d. 2 Aug 1858, MISSISSIPPI, buried: 1858, ST STEPHEN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH CEMETERY.

 

76.WILLIAM STEWART, b. 1793, BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, occupation BANKER,[23] d. 1835, WOODVILLE, WILKINSON CO., MISSISSIPPI.

†††††† William was educated in Tennessee and was, later in his career, President of Planters' Bank in Wilkinson County, Mississippi.

 

†††††† He married FRANCES MATHILDA SMITH, in WOODVILLE, MISSISSIPPI, b. May 1798, (daughter of CAPTAIN PETER SMITH and ANNA GOODBY).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† CATHERINE J. STEWART, b. 1820, WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. 1857.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Catherine and Charles had six children.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married CHARLES C. CAGE, in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, b. CIRCA 1816, WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, occupation JUDGE.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† PETER SMITH STEWART, b. CIRCA 1822, WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. CIRCA 1833, WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

†††††† †† 102.†† iii†††† COLONEL JAMES DUNCAN b. 1824.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† WILLIAM NOLAN STEWART, b. CIRCA 1824, WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† William was killed by "Jayhawkers" in the US Civil War. He and Mary Jane had

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† four children.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married MARY JANE RENEAU, in MISSISSIPPI, b. CIRCA 1829, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† ELIZABETH STEWART, b. 6 May 1828, WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. 1888, JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Elizabeth and Robert had four daughters and two sons.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married ROBERT LUTHER BUCK, in MISSISSIPPI, b. 1816, WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, occupation PHYSICIAN.

 

†††††† †† 103.†† vi††† MARY STEWART b. 1830.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† ELLEN STEWART, b. 1832, WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. CIRCA 1862.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ellen and Hugh had five children.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married HUGH CONNELL, in MISSISSIPPI, b. CIRCA 1828, WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† CAROLINE STEWART, b. CIRCA 1834, WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. 1861.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Caroline and Jones had two children.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married JONES STEWART HAMILTON, in MISSISSIPPI, b. 1 Dec 1857, WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

77.NOLAN STEWART, b. 16 May 1796, BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, occupation PLANTER, d. 11 Apr 1854, WEST BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, buried: 1854, OLD VAULT, SKIPWORTH PL, E. BATON ROUGE.

 

†††††† He married ELVIRA MOORE McCALOP, in WOODVILLE, MISSISSIPPI, b. 27 Jul 1801, LOGAN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, (daughter of JAMES McCALOP and LUCY RUSSELL GRAYSON) d. 17 Feb 1866, BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JAMES McCALOP STEWART, b. 23 Feb 1823, WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. 17 Mar 1837, MISSISSIPPI.

†††††† †† 104.†† ii†††† CATHARINE (KITTY) NOLAN STEWART b. 12 Jun 1825.

†††††† †† 105.†† iii†††† LUCY RUSSELL STEWART b. 19 Dec 1827.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† MARY DOUGLAS STEWART, b. 27 Nov 1833, WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. 1834, WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

78.JAMES McDOUGAL STUART, b. CIRCA 1798, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

†††††† James is said to have died young.

 

†††††† He married UNKNOWN, in MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 106.†† i††††† SARAH STUART b. 27 Feb 1825.

 

79.ROBINA E. STEWART, b. CIRCA 1802, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††† She married (1) BEN ROGERS, in WOODVILLE, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† KITTY ROGERS.

 

†††††† She married (2) JOHN WHITAKER, in WOODVILLE, MISSISSIPPI, b. CENTERVILLE, MISSISSIPPI.

 

80.MARY STEWART, b. CIRCA 1804, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††† She married JOHN HAMPTON, in CLARKSVILLE, MONTGOMERY CO., TN.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† GEORGE HAMPTON.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† MARY HAMPTON.

 

81.THOMAS DEVANE IV, b. 29 Jan 1803, d. 11 Oct 1847.

 

†††††† He married ELIZA ANNE HARVEY.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† CHARLES DEVANE, b. 1833, d. 1843.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† THOMAS DEVANE, b. 1837, d. 1865.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† MADELINE JANE DEVANE, b. 1843, d. 1898.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† ROBERT H. DEVANE, b. 1845, d. 1931.

†††††† †† 107.†† v†††† WILLIAM THOMAS DEVANE b. 24 May 1848.

 

Nineteenth Generation

 

82.JOHN McLEAN, b. 14 Aug 1813, FORTINGALL, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, d. 16 May 1865, GLEBE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† He married MARGARET LIVINGSTON, 26 May 1844, in CADDER, LANARK, SCOTLAND, b. 14 Aug 1815, BOWMORE, ARGYLL, SCOTLAND, d. 21 Feb 1874, GREENOCK, RENFREWSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 108.†† i††††† JAMES (ALEXANDER) McLEAN b. 1 Sep 1847.

 

83.ELIZABETH LITTLE BROWN, b. 2 Feb 1792, ANSON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, d. CIRCA Feb 1855, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††† She married SAMUEL VANCE III,[24],[25] 20 Oct 1807, in CLARKSVILLE, MONTGOMERY CO., TN, b. 1 Feb 1784, WASHINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA, (son of SAMUEL VANCE II and MARGARET LAUGHLIN) d. 2 Apr 1823, CLARKSVILLE, MONTGOMERY CO., TN.

††††††

†††††† SAMUEL: Samuel lived in Clarksville, TN during its early years and was a man of culture and refinement. He was only thirty-nine at the time of his death, but had amassed a handsome estate. When he died he left a sizeable fortune for his widow and five children.

††††††

†††††† On December 1, 1807, Morgan Brown (Elizabeth Brown's father) deeded all of his property on the Cumberland River and town lots in Palmyra, Montgomery County, TN as a wedding gift to Samuel Vance III. This land totaled nearly 4000 acres in Montgomery County, TN. In 1807, Samuel established residence in the town of Clarksville, TN where he acquired property, owning as many as fifty town lots. According to Samuel's grandson, Burton Vance, Samuel Vance owned a chain of mercantile stores along the Cumberland and Ohio Rivers and a line of small steamboats, used to transport supplies to his stores.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 109.†† i††††† MARGARET LAUGHLIN VANCE b. CIRCA 1809.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† SARAH VANCE, b. CIRCA 1811, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, d. CIRCA 1819, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sarah is buried beside her father in Clarksville, Tennessee.

†††††† †† 110.†† iii†††† MORGAN BROWN VANCE b. CIRCA 1813.

†††††† †† 111.†† iv††† WILLIAM LITTLE BROWN VANCE b. 26 Nov 1816.

†††††† †† 112.†† v†††† ELIZABETH LITTLE BROWN VANCE b. 18 Jun 1817.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† SAMUEL VANCE IV, b. CIRCA 1823, MONTGMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, d. CIRCA 1868.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Samuel was born after his father's will was written, however, he did receive his inheritance through his mother's life estate. Samuel never married. He was a captain in the Confederate Army.

 

84.MORGAN W. BROWN, b. 1800, CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE.

†††††† Morgan was admitted to the bar sometime prior to 1830. His service as United States District Judge covered a period of nineteen years, from his appointment in 1834 to his death in 1853, at the age of fifty-three. He died at his home in Nashville, Tennessee and is buried there.

 

†††††† He married ANNA MARIA CHILDRESS.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† ELIZABETH BROWN.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married VERNON K. STEVENSON.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† JANE BROWN.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married FRANK WILLIAMS.

 

85.KATHERINE SPEED, b. 16 Oct 1804, NORTH CAROLINA, d. 10 Feb 1831, MONTGOMERY CO., TENNESSEE.

 

†††††† She married WILLIAM BRANTLY, CIRCA 1828, b. CIRCA 1800, NORTH CAROLINA, (son of CHARLES BRANTLY and UNKNOWN) d. Apr 1844, MONTGOMERY CO., TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JOEL A. BRANTLY, b. 9 Jun 1829, MONTGOMERY CO., TENNESSEE, occupation FARMER.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† NANCY BRANTLY, b. 22 Nov 1830, MONTGOMERY CO., TENNESSEE.

 

86.WILLIAM WASHINGTON SPEED, b. 20 Dec 1805, NORTH CAROLINA, d. MONTGOMERY CO., TENNESSEE.

 

†††††† He married MRS. MARY SIMMS, 10 Jul 1846, in MONTGOMERY CO. TENNESSEE, b. 1811, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† GEORGE (SIMMS) SPEED, b. 1840, TENNESSEE.

 

87.JAMES J. SPEED, b. 7 Jul 1807, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, occupation FARMER, d. 09 Apr 1858, ILLINOIS OR INDEPENDENCE CO., ARKANSAS.

†††††† Family history submitted by Nickolas Allen Speed Jr, indicates that James & his wife Marion McNichols lived near Brown Lake (5 miles from Oil Trough, Arkansas). James had a neighbor who lived on the opposite side of the lake & had hogs that damaged James' crops. In ca 1850, James crossed the lake with his gun to hunt game. He came across two men whom he thought said, "there's old Speed, kill him!". James shot & killed both of them but later learned they were target practicing. James fled to Illinois where he later died.

††††††

†††††† Many of the immediate descendants of this family were buried in Maple Springs Cemetery near Rosie and Oil Trough, Arkansas.

 

†††††† He married MARION McNICHOLS, CIRCA 1826, in MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, b. CIRCA 1800, TENNESSEE, (daughter of SAMUEL Mc NICHOLS and UNKNOWN) d. 1865, INDEPENDENCE, ARKANSAS.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 113.†† i††††† SARAH ANNE SPEED b. 11 Apr 1825.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† SAMUEL N. SPEED, b. 12 Oct 1827, MONTGOMERY CO., TENNESSEE.

†††††† †† 114.†† iii†††† ELIZABETH JANE SPEED b. 1830.

†††††† †† 115.†† iv††† JAMES HENRY SPEED b. 1831.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† MARY M. SPEED, b. 1833, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married JOHN F. PERRY, 18 Jan 1853, in INDEPENDENCE CO., ARKANSAS, b. 1830.

 

†††††† †† 116.†† vi††† CHARLES CARROLL SPEED b. 7 Sep 1837.

†††††† †† 117.†† vii††† CATHERINE ROSE SPEED b. 1838.

†††††† †† 118.†† viii†† WILLIAM T. SPEED b. 4 Apr 1840.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ix††† MONROE M. SPEED, b. 1842, MISSISSIPPI.

†††††† †† 119.†† x†††† GEORGE WILLIAM SPEED b. 1843.

†††††† †† 120.†† xi††† DALTON M. SPEED b. CIRCA 1846.

†††††† ††† ††††††† xii††† MARION JANE SPEED, b. 1847, TENNESSEE, d. 23 Jan 1896, INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, ARKANSAS.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married JAMES BROWN, 9 Nov 1865, in INDEPENDENCE CO., ARKANSAS.

 

†††††† †† 121.†† xiii†† JOSEPHINE MARION SPEED b. CIRCA 1847.

†††††† ††† ††††††† xiv†† MARROW, b. 1850, ARKANSAS.

 

88.SARAH ANN SPEED, b. 25 Sep 1809, NORTH CAROLINA, d. 15 Sep 1871, HENRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, buried: 1871, ALLMAN / ALMOND CEMETERY, NE of PARIS on HWY 79, HENRY CO., TENNESSEE.

†††††† In the 1860 US Census, Henry Hinson and Sarah Speed Hinson are shown to be living in Henry County, Tennessee, District 14; page 292; dwelling 2003, family 2035. Along with their four children, Nancy Speed (wife of James Stuart Speed of Montgomery County, Tennessee) is also shown to living with them. Nancy apparently moved in with her daughter, Sarah, after the death of her son, Charles Stuart Speed of Weakley County, Tennessee in 1856. Prior to this, she was living with him. It is believed that Nancy is buried in Henry County, Tennessee along with her daughter and other family members at the Allman / Almond Cemetery, NE of Paris, TN on HWY 79.

 

†††††† She married HENRY HINSON, 20 Aug 1840, in MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, b. 19 Dec 1814, TENNESSEE, (son of OBADIAH HINSON and MARY) d. 18 May 1869, HENRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, buried: 1869, ALLMAN / ALMOND CEMETERY, NE of PARIS on HWY 79, HENRY CO., TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JAMES B. HINSON, b. 8 Aug 1841, TENNESSEE, d. 19 Apr 1908, HENRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, buried: 1908, ALLMAN / ALMOND CEMETERY, NE of PARIS on HWY 79, HENRY CO., TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married NANCY J. (JENNIE) VAUGHN, b. 9 Dec 1855, TENNESSEE, d. 6 Sep 1926, HENRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, buried: 1926, ALLMAN / ALMOND CEMETERY, NE of PARIS on HWY 79, HENRY CO., TENNESSEE.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† MARY ANN HINSON, b. 5 Feb 1843, TENNESSEE, d. 26 Mar 1869, HENRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, buried: 1869, ALLMAN / ALMOND CEMETERY, NE of PARIS on HWY 79, HENRY CO., TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married LEWIS.

 

†††††† †† 122.†† iii†††† WILLIAM HENRY HINSON b. 23 Oct 1844.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† ELIZABETH HINSON, b. 1848.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married VAUGHN.

 

89.NANCY SPEED, b. 7 May 1812, TENNESSEE, d. 11 Mar 1874, WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, buried: 1874, BALDRIDGE CEMETERY, MARTIN, WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

†††††† Nancy and Walter had five girls and two boys. A grandson of one of her daughters was named Walter Harper. He was a lawyer and served as Mayor of Martin, Tennessee and as a Tennessee State Legislator for several terms during the early 1900's.

 

†††††† She married ANDREW WALTER BALDRIDGE,[26] 14 Jun 1842, in WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, b. 15 Aug 1805, NORTH CAROLINA, (son of WILLIAM BALDRIDGE and ELIZABETH KULAND) d. 26 Mar 1855, WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, buried: 1855, BALDRIDGE CEMETERY, MARTIN, WEAKLEY CO., TENNESSEE.

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†††††† ANDREW: Andrew and his wife Nancy Speed Baldridge are buried in a small family cemetery prominently preserved in the"Y" formed by the Pair Road exit ramp and the south(west) traffic lanes of a new highway bypass a couple of miles southeast of Martin, TN.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 123.†† i††††† SARAH J. BALDRIDGE b. 16 Mar 1843.

†††††† †† 124.†† ii†††† JAMES K. BALDRIDGE b. 9 Jan 1844.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† MARY C. BALDRIDGE, b. 1847, WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† CHARLES A. BALDRIDGE, b. 1848, TENNESSEE, d. CIRCA 1920, UNION CITY, OBION COUNTY, TN.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† MARTHA BALDRIDGE, b. 1850, WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married J. P. BEARDEN, 3 Jun 1874, in WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† NANCY BALDRIDGE, b. 1850, TENNESSEE.

†††††† †† 125.†† vii††† SALUDA MAHALIA CALPURINIA BALDRIDGE b. 22 Feb 1853.

 

90.CHARLES STUART SPEED, b. 04 Mar 1817, MONTGOMERY CO., TENNESSEE, occupation FARMER,[27] d. 26 Aug 1856, WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, buried: 1856, PLEASANT HILL CEMETERY, WEAKLEY CO., TN.

†††††† Abstracts of deeds for Montgomery Co., Tennessee (Book O, pg.220, 1835) show that William Speed deeded to Charles S. Speed on Dec. 20, 1834, 86 acres on Spring Creek. This was an original land grant from the state of N. Carolina to David Lewis and later sold. Proved Jan. 19, 1835 by Wm. Speed. These records also show that Charles S. Speed deeded to Wm. D. Merriweather (Book S, pg.21) on Dec. 24, 1840, 86 acres on Spring Creek for $450. Proved by oath of witness Jan. 4, 1841.

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†††††† Sometime before the 1850 census, Nancy Speed, the widow of James Stuart Speed, moved in with the family of her son, Charles Stuart Speed. Charles had moved to Weakley County, Tennessee sometime between 1841 and 1850. The 1850 Weakley County census showed Charles (age 33) , his wife, Martha (age 32), a twin son and daughter, Mary and George (age 4), a son, Robert (age 5), and Charlesí mother, Nancy (age 65).

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†††††† Unfortunately, Charles Stuart Speed died on 26 August 1856 leaving his wife, Martha, to raise five children. Twins Mary (called Puss) and George were eight years old, son Robert was five years old, Henry Lewis (called Lute) was three years old, and the youngest son, Charles, was ten months old. This left Martha Cowell Speed with a formidable task in raising their young family alone. Charles was buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery located across from the Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church formed in 1835 just south of Martin, TN at the intersection of Troy Road and Pleasant Hill Road. This was quite near the old Speed farm between Troy Road and Mud Creek just west of Hwy 45E.

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†††††† When I first found my great great grandfather's grave, the top half of the tombstone was missing and you could not read the name. I had a local monument company probe the ground around the grave and they found the missing upper half of the tombstone. I then had an additional marker made and, along with the upper half of the original tombstone, had both placed in cement on the grave. I had my own name also placed in the marker in hopes that some other family member who might be researching this family line, would contact me if they saw who placed it there. I have since had two contacts made by distant cousins researching relatives buried in that old cemetery.

 

†††††† He married MARTHA ANN COWEL, 10 Jan 1847, in WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSS, b. 19 JAN 1819, ALABAMA, (daughter of SAMUEL COWEL and ANN ELIZABETH W. COOK) occupation HOUSEWIFE, d. 21 Feb 1872, WEAKLEY CO., TENNESSEE, buried: WEAKLEY CO., TENNESSEE.

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†††††† MARTHA: After Martha's mother, Elizabeth W. Cook, died, Richard Waggener and his wife, Keziah Cook Waggener,took the two children, Martha and William Henry Cowel, and raised them. He evidently was good to them and said that William Henry was too delicate to work on the farm and would have to learn a trade. After he was old enough, William was apprenticed to a tailor for four years. He also was a shoemaker and a school teacher. William Henry Cowel was also known as an amateur pharmacist. Edwin(a?)Gordon Burdette (granddaughter to William Cowell) also known as Aunt Eddie, identified Richard Waggener as Uncle Billy Waggener's grandfather.

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†††††† It is believed that Richard Waggener was directly related to this family because he took responsibility for raising Martha Ann Cowel and her brother, William Henry (Buck) Cowel, following their mother's death. It is probably through a family connection between Richard Waggener's wife, Keziah Birch Cook, and Martha Cowell's mother, Elizabeth Cook, which could have been that they were sisters. It is also possible that Elizabeth W. (Waggener?) Cook could have been a Waggener. Both the Cooks and the Waggeners lived in Barren County, Kentucky at the same time before moving to Weakley County, Tennessee.

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†††††† It was thought that Martha Ann Cowel was buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery along with her husband, Charles Stuart Speed, but an investigation by her great great grandson, Chuck Speed of Amarillo, TX, did not reveal any grave marker with her name. Charles Stuart Speed, however, is buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery next to Richard Waggener's grave.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 126.†† i††††† MARY (MOLLIE) ELIZABETH CAROLINE SPEED b. 20 Nov 1847.

†††††† †† 127.†† ii†††† GEORGE WILLIAM ANGELINE SPEED b. 20 Nov 1847.

†††††† †† 128.†† iii†††† ROBERT STUART SPEED b. 12 May 1851.

†††††† †† 129.†† iv††† HENRY ANDREW LEWIS SPEED b. 22 Nov 1852.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† CHARLES RICHARD FLANAGAN SPEED, b. 28 Oct 1855, WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, d. 16 Jul 1889, DALLAS OR DENTON COUNTY, TEXAS.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† There has been little found about Richard except that he never married and was living with his brother, Henry, and sister, Mollie, at the time the 1880 census was taken in Denton County, Texas. It is suspected that he may have died somewhere in Denton County and may be buried there.

 

91.JOHN STEWART, b. 30 Jul 1798, EDGEFIELD DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA, d. 10 Apr 1858, RAYMOND, HINDS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, buried: 1858, RAYMOND CEMETERY, RAYMOND, HINDS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††† He married WINIFRED STEWART, b. 1801, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JOHN H. STEWART, b. CIRCA 1822.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† ALEXANDER W. STEWART, b. 13 Feb 1825, GILSBURG, MISSISSIPPI.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† ROBERT STEWART, b. CIRCA 1826.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† JAMES WALLACE STEWART, b. 27 Nov 1827.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† ELIZABETH STEWART, b. CIRCA 1830.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† REBECCA C. STEWART, b. CIRCA 1832.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† MARY A. STEWART, b. CIRCA 1834.

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† JOSEPH A. STEWART, b. CIRCA 1835.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ix††† WINIFRED STEWART, b. CIRCA 1840.

†††††† ††† ††††††† x†††† ANDREW STEWART, b. CIRCA 1842.

†††††† ††† ††††††† xi††† CHARLES A. STEWART, b. CIRCA 1845.

 

92.ROBERT STEWART, b. 14 Feb 1803, EDGEFIELD DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA, d. 2 Apr 1846, AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††† He married ELIZABETH D. LOWERY, b. 15 Sep 1807, d. 5 Jan 1852, AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 130.†† i††††† WILLIAM JAMES STEWART b. 20 Nov 1834.

†††††† †† 131.†† ii†††† SARAH SUSANNAH STEWART b. 20 Mar 1831.

†††††† †† 132.†† iii†††† MARY JANE STEWART b. 11 Jun 1833.

†††††† †† 133.†† iv††† ELIZABETH STEWART b. 25 Oct 1833.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† MARTHA AMANDA STEWART, b. 21 Feb 1838, MISSISSIPPI, d. 20 Nov 1918, GILSBURG, MISSISSIPPI.

†††††† †† 134.†† vi††† ALEXANDER STEWART b. 14 Oct 1839.

†††††† †† 135.†† vii††† JOHN STEWART b. 5 Oct 1841.

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† REBECCA ALICE STEWART, b. 22 May 1843, AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. 25 Jun 1845, GILSBURG, MISSISSIPPI.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ix††† ROBERT JOSEPH STEWART, b. 14 Nov 1845, GILSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, d. 5 Oct 1847, GILSBURG, MISSISSIPPI.

†††††† ††† ††††††† x†††† JOSEPHINE STEWART, b. 14 Nov 1845, GILSBURG, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married JAMES M. TATE.

 

93.REBECCA STEWART, b. 4 Apr 1814, AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††† She married JAMES B. FAIRCHILD, b. Sep 1805, BALDWIN COUNTY, GEORGIA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JAMES CALHOUN FAIRCHILD.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† MARGARET A. C. FAIRCHILD.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† MARY JANE FAIRCHILD.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† SARA REBECCA FAIRCHILD.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† MARTHAA. (BOBBIE) FAIRCHILD.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† FELIX WILLIAM FAIRCHILD.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† HARRIET E. FAIRCHILD.

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† JOSEPH WALLACE FAIRCHILD.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ix††† MARGARET IDALE FAIRCHILD.

 

94.JAMES DUNCAN STUART, b. 21 Jul 1799, NORTH CAROLINA, d. 1 Jul 1852, LOUISIANA.

 

†††††† He married MARY GAYLE, in LOUISIANA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JAMES DUNCAN STUART, JR..

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† James served during the U. S. Civil War in the rank of Captain and was

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† killed in action.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† ROBERT SIBLEY STUART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† FRANCES STUART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† ELIZABETH STUART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† NOLAN ADAMS STUART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† ARABELLA KING STUART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† BAILEY STUART.

 

95.MELISSA STUART, b. 25 Oct 1801, NORTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††† She married JOHN T. McNEILL, in LOUISIANA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JOHN T. McNEILL, JR..

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† EDWIN McNEILL.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† ANGUS McNEILL.

 

96.CLARA LUCRETIA STUART, b. 6 Jan 1804, NORTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††† She married (1) JOSHUA V. THROOP, 17 Mar 1822, in NORTH CAROLINA, b. 1800, NORTH CAROLINA, d. 5 Sep 1823, NORTH CAROLINA.

 

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†††††† She married (2) JAMES BAILEY, 26 Mar 1827, in NORTH CAROLINA, b. 1779, d. 7 Sep 1829, NORTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JAMES BAILEY, JR., occupation DISTRICT ATTORNEY-LA.

 

†††††† She married (3) AMOS ADAMS, 1831, in WOODVILLE, MISSISSIPPI, b. 13 Aug 1798, LITCHFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, d. 1859, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 136.†† ii†††† CLARA L. ADAMS b. 9 Oct 1832.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† MARY LOUISA ADAMS, b. 16 Nov 1835, WOODVILLE, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married GEORGE PIKE, in LOUISIANA.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† JOSIE ADAMS.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married CHARLES McMURDO, in LOUISIANA.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† WILLAM HENRY ADAMS, b. 1845, LOUISIANA, d. 1905.

 

97.FRANCES ANN STUART, b. 30 Jun 1808, NORTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††† She married EDWIN CHEATHAM, occupation PHYSICIAN.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† LUCRETIA CHEATHAM.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married FRANCIS GARDERE HENDERSON.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† MARY CHEATHAM.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† EDWIN CHEATHAM, JR..

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married CORDELIA VAN LANDINGHAM.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† FRANK CHEATHAM.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† JAMES CHEATHAM.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† MARCUS CHEATHAM.

 

98.ARCHIBALD McGEHEE STUART, b. 19 Apr 1820, WILKINSON CO., MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††† He married SOPHIA TABOR, (daughter of WILLIAM TABOR and PERMELIA NEWTON).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 137.†† i††††† CLARA BELLE STUART b. 27 Oct 1865.

†††††† †† 138.†† ii†††† WALTER BYNUM STUART b. 21 Dec 1866.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† ARCHIE McGEHEE STUART, JR., b. 1869, d. 1890.

 

99.SARAH JONES STEWART, b. CIRCA 1830, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††† She married WILLIAM JOHNSON FORT, b. CATALPA PLANTATION, (son of WILLIAM FORT and MARY JOHNSON).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† SARAH (SALLIE) FORT.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married RICHARD ELLIS BUTLER, b. 12 Jan 1851, (son of THOMAS BUTLER and SARAH JANE SEMPLE) d. 15 Dec 1915.

 

100.DUNCAN B. STEWART, b. 7 Oct 1836, BAY ST LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI, occupation PLANTER.

 

†††††††† He married CAROLINE E. McGEHEE, (daughter of EDWARD McGEHEE and MARY BARRUSS).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† KATE B. STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† LOUISE F. STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† EDWARD McGEHEE STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† EUGENIA McGEHEE STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† GEORGE McGEHEE STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† HENRY MARTIN STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† IDA RANDOLPH STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† MARY B. STEWART.

 

101.CATHERINE ELIZA STEWART, b. CIRCA 1838.

 

†††††††† She married J. BURRUSS McGEHEE, (son of EDWARD McGEHEE and MARY BARRUSS).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† J. STEWART McGEHEE.

 

102.COLONEL JAMES DUNCAN, b. 1824, WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, occupation ATTORNEY.

 

†††††††† He married AMANDA YERGER, in MISSISSIPPI, b. CIRCA 1829, WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, (daughter of GEORGE YERGER and UNKNOWN).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† AMANDA STEWART, b. 1851, MISSISSIPPI, d. 1871, MISSISSIPPI.

†††††† †† 139.†† ii†††† IDA STEWART b. CIRCA 1862.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† NOLAND STEWART, occupation PHYSICIAN.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† WILLIAM N. STEWART, occupation PHYSICIAN.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† GEORGE YERGER STEWART, occupation DRUGGIST.

 

103.MARY STEWART, b. 1830, WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††† She married JOSEPH JOHNSON, in MISSISSIPPI, b. 8 Jan 1923, WOODVILLE, MISSISSIPPI, (son of WILLIAM JOHNSON and ELIZABETH RANDOLPH) occupation ATTORNEY & PLANTER, d. 1874, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† WILLIAM STEWAR JOHNSON, b. CIRCA 1852, MISSISSIPPI, d. 15 Jun 1890.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† HENRY JOHNSON.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† NOLAN JOHNSON.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† JOSEPH JOHNSON, JR..

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† PINCKNEY S. JOHNSON.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† JAMES JOHNSON.

 

104.CATHARINE (KITTY) NOLAN STEWART, b. 12 Jun 1825, WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. 26 Feb 1854, WEST BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, buried: 1854, OLD VAULT, SKIPWORTH PL., E. BATON ROUGE.

 

†††††††† She married ALFRED A. WILLIAMS, 15 Dec 1842, in BELAIR PLANTATION, LOUISIANA, b. 16 Aug 1816, VERMONT, occupation PLANTER, d. 1 Sep 1863, ST CHARLES HOTEL, NEW ORLEANS, LA, buried: 1863, LAFAYETTE CEMETERY, NEW ORLEANS, LA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JAMES McCALOP WILLIAMS, b. 30 Sep 1843, WEST BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, d. 17 Nov 1867, EAST BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† James died of yellow fever.

†††††† †† 140.†† ii†††† MARY (ANA) McDOUGAL WILLIAMS b. 4 Oct 1845.

†††††† †† 141.†† iii†††† NOLAN STEWART WILLIAMS b. 12 Oct 1848.

 

105.LUCY RUSSELL STEWART, b. 19 Dec 1827, WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. 15 Feb 1913.

†††††††† Lucy was educated by tutors at home and in Baton Rouge. Mammy Lucy, as she was called, stayed with their home during the Civil War and saved it from destruction. John owned Carolina Plantation in Louisiana.

 

†††††††† She married JOHN ALLEN DOUGHERTY, 31 Oct 1848, in EAST BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, b. CIRCA 1809, NEW YORK, d. 1890.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JAMES McCALOP DOUGHERTY, b. 1 Dec 1849, d. 7 Mar 1851.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† ELVIRA McCALOP DOUGHERTY, b. 10 Oct 1851, d. 31 Jul 1907.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married WILLIAM GARIG, in LOUISIANA, b. BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† NOLAN STEWART DOUGHERTY, b. 29 Sep 1853, ST LOUIS, MISSOURI, occupation STATE SECRETARY OF STATE, d. 14 Dec 1912.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married LILLIE McCONNELL, 1881, b. BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† WORDEN DOUGHERTY, b. 31 Mar 1855, d. 20 Oct 1880.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† JOSEPH W. DOUGHERTY, b. 5 Jan 1858, d. 5 Apr 1859.

†††††† †† 142.†† vi††† KATHERINE ELEANOR (NELLIE) DOUGHERTY b. 1 Jan 1864.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† JOHN ALLEN DOUGHERTY, JR., b. 16 Dec 1868.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married LUCY MANSUR, in BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† LUCY: John and Lucy married at Elvira Moore McCalop's home at 741 North Street

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

 

106.SARAH STUART, b. 27 Feb 1825, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, d. 4 Feb 1863.

 

†††††††† She married JOHN COBUN HUMPHREYS, occupation ATTORNEY & PLANTER.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† DAVID GEORGE HUMPHREYS.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† KATE COBIN HUMPREYS.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† MOREAU STUART HUMPHREYS.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† JOHN COBUN HUMPHREYS, JR..

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† JAMES LEON HUMPHREYS.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† BLOUNT STUART HUMPHREYS.

 

107.WILLIAM THOMAS DEVANE,[28] b. 24 May 1848, TOMAHAWK, SAMPSON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, d. 6 Jun 1923.

 

†††††††† He married ELIZABETH KEZIAH NEWTON, 1874, b. 27 Oct 1853, d. 22 Jun 1930.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 143.†† i††††† RAYMOND STUART DEVANE b. 14 Jan 1876.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† ADRIAN CHARLES DEVANE, b. 1878, d. 1919.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† WILLIAM THOMAS DEVANE, b. 1880, d. 1967.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† LEON NATHAN DEVANE, b. 1882, d. 1917.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† LUTHER JEFFERSON DEVANE, b. 1885, d. 1959.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† CLARENCE DIXON DEVANE, b. 1896, d. 1940.

 

Twentieth Generation

 

108.JAMES (ALEXANDER) McLEAN, b. 1 Sep 1847, GREENOCK, RENFREWSHIRE, SCOTLAND, d. 26 Dec 1924, LOCHVIEW, HELENSBURGH, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††† He married AGNES JENKINS CAMPBELL, 20 Nov 1879, in GREENOCK, RENFREWSHIRE, SCOTLAND, b. CIRCA 1851, GREENOCK, RENFREWHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, d. 16 Sep 1933, LOCHVIEW, HELENSBURGH, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 144.†† i††††† JAMES LIVINGSTON McLEAN b. 13 Feb 1881.

 

109.MARGARET LAUGHLIN VANCE, b. CIRCA 1809, CLARKSVILLE, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, d. Jul 1835, NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††† She married GEORGE CAMPBELL CHILDRESS, 12 Jun 1828, in MEMPHIS, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, b. 8 Jan 1804, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, d. 6 Oct 1841, GALVESTON, TEXAS.

††††††††

†††††††† GEORGE: George was known as the author of the Texas Declaration of Independence. He committed suicide in Galveston, Texas.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† CHARLES STUART CHILDRESS, d. 1862.

 

110.MORGAN BROWN VANCE, b. CIRCA 1813, UNION MILLS, JESSAMINE COUNTY, KENTUCKY, d. 8 Jun 1871, NEW ALBANY, FLOYD COUNTY, INDIANA.

 

†††††††† He married SUSAN PRESTON THOMPSON, 8 Jun 1845, in LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, b. 5 Oct 1822, SHAWNEE SPRINGS, MERCER COUNTY, KENTUCKY, (daughter of GEORGE CLAIBORNE THOMPSON and SARAH SIMPSON HART) d. 6 Jun 1915, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† MARY ODEN VANCE, b. 1846, d. 1853.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† SALLY HART VANCE, b. 1848, d. 1851.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† BROWN VANCE, b. 1850, d. 1851.

†††††† †† 145.†† iv††† HART VANCE b. 7 Mar 1852.

†††††† †† 146.†† v†††† SAMUEL MORGAN VANCE b. 24 May 1854.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† BURTON VANCE, b. 1856, d. 1930.

†††††† †† 147.†† vii††† HOWARD VANCE b. 9 Aug 1858.

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† SAMUEL VANCE, b. 1860, d. 1860.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ix††† MARGARET VANCE, b. 1861, d. 1863.

†††††† ††† ††††††† x†††† MARJORY PRESTON VANCE, b. 1864, d. 1896.

 

111.WILLIAM LITTLE BROWN VANCE, b. 26 Nov 1816, CLARKSVILLE, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, d. 13 Nov 1888, MEMPHIS, SHELBY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

†††††††† In 1825, William moved with his mother to Nashville, Tennessee where she remained. William attended Cumberland College and later, Nashville University where he graduated in October, 1834. In February, 1835, he left home on the steamer, Tobacco Plant, bound for New Orleans, but before arriving obtained temporary employment in Memphis as a clerk. He remained there until early July when he received news of the death of his oldest sister, Margaret Vance Childress, in Nashville. After returning to Nashville, his widowed brother-in-law, George C. Childress, invited him to join him along with George's younger brother, Jack Childress, and Elliott Fletcher on a horseback expedition to the Mexican Territory of Texas. In November 1835, they traveled down the Mississippi River to Nachitoches, Louisiana. From there, they traveled west to Robertson's Colony to the Falls of the Brazos River in the Texas territory. At the Falls, the presidio of the colony, they found the empressario, Sterling Robertson, the uncle of George Childress.

††††††††

†††††††† The Mexican government had granted a huge concession of many hundreds of thousands of acres to be granted in bodies of a square league (4,444 acres) to each settler of the colony. Because those who had settled in this territory were cash poor and willing to sell up to one quarter to one half of their portions of their land grants, William Vance and his brother, Jack Vance, and George Childress and Fletcher bought up as much land as they could afford between themselves and friends back home. They bought huge amounts of land at prices as low aseight cents an acre. After the independence of Texas, William sold 10,000 acres of this land for one dollar per acre making a sizable profit.

††††††††

†††††††† When word of Texas independence became known, William and George rode south to the town of Washington on the west bank of the Brazos River, some seventy miles north of the Gulf of Mexico. There George Childress became a delegate along with his uncle, Sterling Roberson, to the Revolutionary Convention from their colony. William Vance was present at the convention meeting when George Childress proposed wording for the document to be later known as the Texas Declaration of Independence. The fateful fall of the Alamo had occurred only a few weeks prior to the convention. Before the close of the convention, George Childress was elected as the new Texas Minister to the United States with William L. Vance elected as Secretary of the delegation. On April 12, 1835, Washington DC newspapers announced the arrival of the new Texas Minister, George Childress and the Texas delegation. General Andrew Jackson was President and was old friends and neighbors with George's father, John Childress. Although no official recognition was given the independence of Texas the delegation of Childress and Vance was warmly welcomed. While on this diplomatic tour, Texas won its independence from Mexico.

††††††††

†††††††† William ultimately made his home in Memphis, Tennessee where he was partners on many land speculations in the Memphis area with his brother-in-law, Robertson Topp, who was married to his sister, Elizabeth Little Vance. Although he was against succession, William did have to seek the help of President Lincoln to keep from having his lands confiscated by federal troops near the close of the civil war. With the help of introductions by Kentucky Senator John J. Crittenden and a successful meeting and discussion with the President, Lincoln allowed William to retain his land holdings. Still another amazing occassion occurred when William Vance was attending Ford's theatre purely by chance on the night that President Lincoln was assasinated.

††††††††

†††††††† Following the end of the Civil War, the Memphis area and William Vance prospered greatly due to the fact that Memphis became the military center for activity in the Southwest.

 

†††††††† He married LETITIA HART THOMPSON, 16 Oct 1844, in MEMPHIS, SHELBY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, b. 9 Mar 1826, SHAWNEE SPRINGS, MERCER COUNTY, KENTUCKY, (daughter of GEORGE CLAIBORNE THOMPSON and SARAH SIMPSON HART) d. 23 Apr 1896.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 148.†† i††††† VIRGINIA VANCE b. 1845.

†††††† †† 149.†† ii†††† ELIZABETH VANCE b. 1847.

†††††† †† 150.†† iii†††† SUSAN SHELBY THOMPSON VANCE b. 1850.

†††††† †† 151.†† iv††† GEORGE THOMPSON VANCE b. 4 Oct 1852.

†††††† †† 152.†† v†††† LETITIA HART VANCE b. 1854.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† WILLIAM LITTLE VANCE, b. 1858, d. 1858.

†††††† †† 153.†† vii††† WILLIAM LITTLE VANCE b. 1863.

†††††† †† 154.†† viii†† GUY PERCY VANCE b. 1865.

†††††† †† 155.†† ix††† PAUL OTEY VANCE b. CIRCA 1866.

†††††† ††† ††††††† x†††† MARGARET VANCE, b. 1867, d. 1867.

 

112.ELIZABETH LITTLE BROWN VANCE, b. 18 Jun 1817, CLARKSVILLE, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

†††††††† Elizabeth married Robertson Topp at the age of eighteen and came to Memphis, Tennessee as a bride in 1837. Memphis was at that time almost a wilderness. She made her home in the eastern portion of what was then the projected city.

 

†††††††† She married (1) ROBERTSON TOPP, 27 Apr 1837, in DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, b. 20 Apr 1807, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, (son of JOHN TOPP and COMFORT EVERETT) d. 13 Jun 1876, MEMPHIS, SHELBY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

††††††††

†††††††† ROBERTSON: Robertson moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1831 and became a prominent citizen of that town. He served as state representative from Shelby County for many terms. He built the Gayoso Hotel in Memphis and, with a business partner, built the Memphis and Ohio Railroad.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 156.†† i††††† EDWARD LEDCREIGH TOPP b. 1838.

†††††† †† 157.†† ii†††† CATHERINE ELIZABETH TOPP.

†††††† †† 158.†† iii†††† FLORENCE TOPP.

†††††† †† 159.†† iv††† BLANCHE TOPP.

†††††† †† 160.†† v†††† ALICE TOPP.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† JULIETT TOPP.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married DICKSON CUNNINGHAM, 1884, b. ST LOUIS, MISSOURI.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† EMMA TOPP.

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† ROBERTSON TOPP, JR.

 

†††††††† She married (2) WILLIAM THOMPSON, b. KENTUCKY.

††††††††

†††††††† WILLIAM: William was the first cousin of George Claiborne Thompson who married first, Sarah Thompson (William's sister) and second, Mary Madison McDowell. Thirdly, George Claiborne Thompson married Sarah Simpson Hart. Sarah Simpson Hart Thompson became the mother of Susan Preston Thompson and Letitia Hart Thompson.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 161.†† ix††† CATHERINE THOMPSON b. 1826.

†††††† †† 162.†† x†††† JOHN CLAIBORNE THOMPSON b. 1828.

†††††† †† 163.†† xi††† PHILLIP BURTON THOMPSON b. 1830.

 

113.SARAH ANNE SPEED, b. 11 Apr 1825, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, d. 16 Aug 1866, MARTIN, WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

†††††††† Sarah and her husband moved from Tennessee to Independence County,

†††††††† Arkansas. They had five boys and four girls. Three of the boys eventually

†††††††† moved to Texas about 1880. Two of the remaining boys stayed in Arkansas.

 

†††††††† She married WILLIAM A. COLE,[29] 6 May 1846, in WEAKLEY CO., TENNESSEE, b. 7 Jan 1824, NORTH CAROLINA, (son of JOHN ANDREW COLE and ELIZABETH) d. 15 Mar 1893, MARTIN, WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 164.†† i††††† JOHN ANDREW COLE b. 6 Jun 1847.

†††††† †† 165.†† ii†††† EUDORA ELIZABETH COLE b. 31 May 1848.

†††††† †† 166.†† iii†††† JULIA I. COLE b. 11 Aug 1849.

†††††† †† 167.†† iv††† MOSES HOWARD COLE b. 11 Feb 1851.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† HARRIETT C. COLE, b. CIRCA 1854, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married JAMES SMITH, in WEAKLEY CO., TENNESSEE.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† WILLIAM T. COLE, b. CIRCA 1855, TENNESSEE.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† JAMES B. COLE, b. CIRCA 1856, TENNESSEE.

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† LEANDER F. COLE, b. CIRCA 1857, TENNESSEE.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ix††† MARTHA S. COLE, b. CIRCA 1860, TENNESSEE.

 

114.ELIZABETH JANE SPEED, b. 1830, TENNESSEE, d. 1874, INDEPENDENCE CO., ARKANSAS.

 

†††††††† She married HARRISON FOSTER, 24 Feb 1855, in INDEPENDENCE CO., ARKANSAS, b. 1831, d. CIRCA 1859, INDEPENDENCE CO., ARKANSAS.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JAMES L. FOSTER, b. 1856.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† WILLIAM J. FOSTER, b. 1858.

 

115.JAMES HENRY SPEED, b. 1831, TENNESSEE, d. CIRCA 1861, OIL TROUGH, ARKANSAS.

 

†††††††† He married MARY JANE REDDIN, 8 Mar 1858, in INDEPENDENCE CO., ARKANSAS, b. 1842, TENNESSEE, d. OIL TROUGH, ARKANSAS.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JOHN SPEED, b. 1859.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† MOLLIE S. SPEED, b. 19 Sep 1866, OIL TROUGH, ARKANSAS, d. 2 May 1877, OIL TROUGH, ARKANSAS, buried: 1877, MAPLE SPRINGS CEMETERY, INDEPENENCE CO.

 

116.CHARLES CARROLL SPEED, b. 7 Sep 1837, MONTGOMERY, TENNESSEE, d. 8 Jul 1875, LAUDERDALE CO., TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††† He married (1) NANCY JANE PENDER, 24 Mar 1862, in HAYWOOD CO., TENNESSEE, b. 4 Aug 1830, d. 24 Jul 1865, HAYWOOD COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

 

††††††††

†††††††† He married (2) VIRGINIA CARDWELL, 14 Jan 1865, in OBION CO., TENNESSEE, b. 3 Jan 1841, SMITH COUNTY, TENNESSEE, d. 30 Oct 1926, DYER COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 168.†† i††††† RICHARD ANDERSON SPEED b. 29 Oct 1867.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† CLINTON OSMOND SPEED, b. CIRCA 1870, LAUDERDALE, TENNESSEE, d. CIRCA 1880, LAUDERDALE, TENNESSEE.

†††††† †† 169.†† iii†††† CORNELIA H. SPEED b. 31 Mar 1873.

†††††† †† 170.†† iv††† CHARLES CARROLL SPEED, JR. b. 28 Sep 1875.

 

117.CATHERINE ROSE SPEED, b. 1838, TENNESSEE, d. 1924, ARKANSAS.

 

†††††††† She married (1) FARR JACKSON, 2 Nov 1862, in INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, ARKANSAS.

 

††††††††

†††††††† She married (2) WILLIAM P. MORROW, in ARKANSAS, b. 27 Nov 1841, (son of MORROW and NANCY) d. 18 Jan 1895, ARKANSAS, buried: 1895, BLUE SPRINGS, ARKANSAS.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† CLINTON JACKSON MORROW, b. 1867.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† DORAH MORROW, b. 1872.

†††††† †† 171.†† iii†††† MAUDE MORROW b. 28 Sep 1876.

†††††† †† 172.†† iv††† LILLIE MORROW b. CIRCA 1878.

 

118.WILLIAM T. SPEED, b. 4 Apr 1840, MISSISSIPPI, d. 4 Apr 1886, INDEPENDENCE CO., ARKANSAS, buried: 1886, MAPLE SPRINGS, INDEPENDENCE CO., AR.

 

†††††††† He married MARTHA ADALINE BIVENS, 15 Mar 1866, in INDEPENDENCE CO., ARKANSAS, b. 1843, (daughter of BARNABOS S. BIVENS and MARY POLLY ADAMS).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† EDWARD SPEED.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† VESTON V. SPEED, b. 8 Feb 1860, OIL TROUGH, ARKANSAS, occupation FARMER, d. 23 Jan 1883, OIL TROUGH, ARKANSAS, buried: 1883, MAPLE SPRINGS CEMETERY, INDEPENCE CO.

†††††† †† 173.†† iii†††† NORA E. SPEED b. 16 Dec 1869.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† MARY BERTIE BELLE SPEED, b. 1883, OIL TROUGH, ARKANSAS, d. 5 Jan 1981, CHARLESTON, MISSOURI, buried: 1981, CHARLESTON, MISSOURI.

 

119.GEORGE WILLIAM SPEED, b. 1843, TENNESSEE, d. Feb 1884, OIL TROUGH, ARKANSAS.

 

†††††††† He married LAURA A. PARKER, 18 Feb 1877, in INDEPENDENCE CO., ARKANSAS, b. 1858, ARKANSAS, (daughter of ROBERT S. PARKER and MAHULDA) d. May 1884, INDEPENDENCE CO., ARKANSAS.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 174.†† i††††† BELLE SPEED b. 27 Dec 1879.

†††††† †† 175.†† ii†††† NICHOLAS ALLEN SPEED b. 1 Apr 1879.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† GEORGE WILLIAM SPEED, JR, b. 1891, OIL TROUGH, ARKANSAS, d. 16 Dec 1949, TEXAS.

 

120.DALTON M. SPEED, b. CIRCA 1846, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††† He married SOPHY ELIZABETH DAVIDSON, 5 Mar 1871, in INDEPENDENCE CO., ARKANSAS, b. 28 Jul 1851.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JAMES DAVIDSON SPEED.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† LULA SPEED.

 

121.JOSEPHINE MARION SPEED, b. CIRCA 1847, TENNESSEE, occupation HOUSEWIFE, d. 23 Jan 1896, INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, ARKANSAS.

 

†††††††† She married WILLIAM ALNEY DAVIDSON, 26 Jan 1871, in INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, ARKANSAS, b. 23 Sep 1840, TENNESSEE, (son of HUGH DAVIDSON and SUSAN HOWARD McLEAN) occupation FARMER, d. 19 Feb 1904, ARKANSAS.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 176.†† i††††† ROBERT MONTIE DAVIDSON b. 9 Jun 1873.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† IDA H. DAVIDSON, b. 19 Nov 1875, OIL TROUGH, ARKANSAS, d. 1891, OIL TROUGH, ARKANSAS.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† TULA CLEMENT DAVIDSON, b. 11 May 1875, OIL TROUGH, ARKANSAS, d. 30 Apr 1902, NEWARK, ARKANSAS, buried: 1902, BLUESPRING CEMETERY, NEWARK, ARKANSAS.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married ELI W. MAGNESS, 8 Jan 1892, in INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, ARKANSAS.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† MATTIE BELL DAVIDSON, b. 23 May 1877, OIL TROUGH, ARKANSAS, d. 1900, ARKANSAS.

†††††† †† 177.†† v†††† JAMES ALNEY DAVIDSON b. 27 Apr 1879.

†††††† †† 178.†† vi††† WILLIAM LABORN DAVIDSON b. 29 Aug 1881.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† EDWARD LEE DAVIDSON, b. 28 Apr 1884, OIL TROUGH, ARKANSAS, d. 11 Apr 1963, LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, buried: 1963, OAKLAWN CEMETERY, LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married BERTHA GERTRUDE STEWART, 30 Oct 1917, in ARKANSAS.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† LONIDAS CLINTON DAVIDSON, b. 28 Apr 1884, OIL TROUGH, ARKANSAS, d. 1896, ARKANSAS.

†††††† †† 179.†† ix††† GEORGE CLINTON DAVIDSON b. 30 Sep 1887.

†††††† ††† ††††††† x†††† GRACE DAVIDSON, b. CIRCA 1890, OIL TROUGH, ARKANSAS.

 

122.WILLIAM HENRY HINSON, b. 23 Oct 1844, TENNESSEE, buried: ALLMAN / ALMOND CEMETERY, NE of PARIS on HWY 79, HENRY CO., TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††† He married TALITHA G. C. BEARD, 9 Dec 1868, in HENRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, b. 6 Nov 1844-45, d. 19 Jan 1914, HENRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, buried: 1914, ALLMAN / ALMOND CEMETERY, NE of PARIS on HWY 79, HENRY CO., TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JOSEPH BEARD HINSON, b. 17 Oct 1872, HENRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, d. 14 Sep 1874, HENRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, buried: 1974, ALLMAN / ALMOND CEMETERY, NE of PARIS on HWY 79, HENRY CO., TENNESSEE.

 

123.SARAH J. BALDRIDGE, b. 16 Mar 1843, WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, d. 3 Apr 1900, WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††† She married SPENCER GREEN TAYLOR, 13 Feb 1859, in WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, (son of JOHN TAYLOR and DOSHA MALIN).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 180.†† i††††† JAMES ANDREW TAYLOR b. 24 Oct 1853.

†††††† †† 181.†† ii†††† MARTHA ANN TAYLOR b. 8 Jan 1860.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† WOODY TAYLOR, b. 10 Oct 1861, WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married J. H. DUNLAP, 3 Feb 1880, in WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† VIRGINIA TAYLOR, b. 1 Jan 1866, WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, d. Apr 1928, JACKSON, MADISON CO., TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married C. T. (BUD) DUKE, 31 Jan 1883, in WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††† †† 182.†† v†††† SARAH TAYLOR b. 1 Jan 1868.

†††††† †† 183.†† vi††† CHARLES TAYLOR b. 28 Mar 1870.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† SPENCER TAYLOR, b. 8 Mar 1872, WEAKEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, d. 1945, SCOOBA, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married MERDIE EVANS, 8 Jan 1903, in WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††† †† 184.†† viii†† THEOPHOLIS E. TAYLOR b. 7 Jan 1876.

†††††† †† 185.†† ix††† SHANNON ARTHUR (DOCK) TAYLOR b. 28 Jan 1878.

†††††† ††† ††††††† x†††† ELINOR (ELMA) J. TAYLOR, b. 2 Oct 1881, WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, d. Apr 1937, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married J. ELBERT HEATHSCOTT, 25 Dec 1901, in WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††† †† 186.†† xi††† ERA MAY TAYLOR b. 14 Mar 1884.

 

124.JAMES K. BALDRIDGE, b. 9 Jan 1844, WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, d. 3 Sep 1891, WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††† He married IDA A. ADAMS, 24 Jan 1877, in WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† EPPER C. BALDRIDGE, b. 1879, WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

 

125.SALUDA MAHALIA CALPURINIA BALDRIDGE, b. 22 Feb 1853, WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, d. 12 Mar 1927.

 

†††††††† She married (1) D. A. HARPER, in WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† SAM HARPER.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† D. WALTER HARPER, b. 24 Oct 1875, WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, d. 1954.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married (1) ETHA ELLIS, in WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married (2) NOLA COLLIER HARRIS, 30 Apr 1941, in MARTIN, WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

 

 

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†††††††† She married (2) MOSES HOWARD COLE, 1884, in WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, b. 11 Feb 1851, NORTH CAROLINA, (son of WILLIAM A. COLE and SARAH ANNE SPEED) d. 16 Apr 1936, WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS.

††††††††

†††††††† MOSES: Moses worked with the Wichita Falls Sash and Door Company for many years. He was superintendant or foreman until it burned and was never rebuilt.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† MARTHA ELIZABETH (DENA) COLE, b. 1885, WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, d. 1976.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† CAROLE COLE, b. 1887, WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, d. 1962, WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS.

 

126.MARY (MOLLIE) ELIZABETH CAROLINE SPEED, b. 20 Nov 1847, WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, d. 4 Feb 1929, LOS ANGELES COUNTY, COMPTON, CALIFORNIA.

†††††††† Mary Elizabeth Caroline Speed was born a twin to George William Angeline

†††††††† Speed. Mary Elizabeth Speed was affectionately referred to as "Aunt Puss"

†††††††† by nephews and nieces. Her husband, Sylvester, was a minister and performed

†††††††† the wedding ceremony for Mary's brother Henry Lewis Speed and Lucy Florence

†††††††† Abbott in Denton Co., Texas. It was Aunt Puss who sent copies of the Speed

†††††††† family bible to her brother Henry Lewis Speed (nicknamed Lute)

†††††††† tracing this line of the Speed family to James Stuart Speed (1775).

 

†††††††† She married SYLVESTER DECATUR (BESS) MOSALY, 11 Mar 1883, in DENTON COUNTY, TEXAS, b. 4 May 1850, NEWPORT, TENNESSEE, (son of ARNEDUS R. LOYD (A. R. L.) MOSALY and ANGELINA JULIANA MELISSA GILBERT) occupation MINISTER, d. 7 Jan 1924, COMPTON, CALIFORNIA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† CHARLES S. MOSALY, b. 24 Mar 1885, NEAR BOYD, WISE COUNTY, TEXAS, d. 14 Nov 1948, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, buried: FOREST LAWN, CALIFORNIA.

†††††† †† 187.†† ii†††† EARL M. MOSALY b. 20 Mar 1887.

 

127.GEORGE WILLIAM ANGELINE SPEED, b. 20 Nov 1847, WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, occupation FARMER, d. 1879, DENTON COUNTY, TEXAS.

†††††††† George William Angeline Speed was born a twin to Mary Elizabeth Caroline Speed.

 

†††††††† He married ANN E. LEWIS, 21 Aug 1876, in WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, b. 1850, TENNESSEE, (daughter of LEWIS and MARTHA LEWIS) occupation HOUSE KEEPING.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† FLORENCE SPEED, b. 1877, DENTON CO., TEXAS.

 

128.ROBERT STUART SPEED, b. 12 May 1851, WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, d. 14 Dec 1894, buried: 1894, NORTH OF CORDELL, OKLAHOMA (HATCHET CEMETERY).

†††††††† Robert had moved his family along with his brothers and sister to Denton County, Texas during the late 1870's. Around 1890, he again moved his family to Washita County, Oklahoma where he homesteaded and hauled freight between Texas and Oklahoma. During the winter of 1894, while hauling freight, he caught pneumonia from exposure to a freezing norther and died.

 

†††††††† He married NANCY CAROLINE (CALLY) BURGESS, 18 Dec 1873, in WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, b. 1852, TENNESSEE, occupation HOUSEWIFE, d. 1925, CLINTON, OKLAHOMA (HATCHET CEMETERY).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 188.†† i††††† ADELLA SPEED b. 1874.

†††††† †† 189.†† ii†††† CHARLES HOMER SPEED b. 29 Nov 1876.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† EDWARD ARTHUR SPEED, b. 1881, DENTON CO., TEXAS, occupation FARMER, d. 1906, FOSS, OKLAHOMA, buried: CLINTON, OKLAHOMA (HATCHET CEMETERY).

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Arthur owned several racing horses and was accidently kicked by one. He

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† suffered a brain hemmorage and died.

†††††† †† 190.†† iv††† EDNA SPEED b. CIRCA 1881.

†††††† †† 191.†† v†††† ADA SPEED b. CIRCA 1884.

†††††† †† 192.†† vi††† LELA ANNA SPEED b. CIRCA 1887.

 

129.HENRY ANDREW LEWIS SPEED, b. 22 Nov 1852, WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, occupation FARMER,[30] d. 21 Mar 1917, CLARENDON, DONLEY COUNTY, TEXAS, buried: 28 Mar 1917, CLARENDON, DONLEY COUNTY, TEXAS.

†††††††† Henry was called "Lewis" or "Lute". He was four years old when his father, Charles S. Speed, died leaving his mother with five children to raise. Although this early history does not reveal much of the detail of how they managed to survive, letters from cousins described how several related families by marriage would share a closeness and live within a close proximity of each other. Just as the Stewarts, Speeds, Brantlys, and Browns intermarried and supported each other in their move from North Carolina to Montgomery County, Tennessee, so too did the Speeds, Cowells, Waggeners, Coles, and Baldridges in their move from Montgomery County to Weakley County.

††††††††

†††††††† Following Martha Cowell Speedís death in 1872, it appears that the four brothers and one sister stayed near Martin, Tennessee in Weakley County until the late 1870's. On 24 August 1877, Henry Lewis Speed married Ada J. Waggener. Family records indicate that Ada died shortly after that during childbirth. Neither mother or child survived.

††††††††

†††††††† The three brothers and one sister all then moved to Denton County, Texas and areshown in the 1880 census for Denton County. A notation in the census indicates that George Speed, Mary Speedís twin, had died a year earlier. Living in one household at that time was Henry Lewis Speed (my great grandfather), his sister, Mary Speed, and youngest brother, Charles Speed, along with deceased George Speedís widow, Anne Lewis Speed, and their daughter, Florence Speed, and Anneísmother, Martha Lewis. In this census, Henryís occupation is shown as farmer. Anneís occupation is shown as housekeeper and Mary Speed is shown as assistant. Robert Stuart Speed and his wife, Cally Burgess Speed, were living in Denton County as a separate household.

††††††††

†††††††† During the 1880's, life for this Speed family was changing rapidly. Henry Lewis Speed married Lucy Florence Abbott on 13January 1884 in Denton County. Henry or "Lute" as his brothers and sister called him had already suffered a severe loss from his first marriage back in Weakley County to his cousin,Ada J. Waggener, when she died sometime in 1878 of child birth with the child not surviving either. Henry andLucy Florence Abbott were married by Sylvestor Mosaly, a preacher and new husband to Henryís sister, Mary, having married just a year before on 11 March 1883. During 1884, Robert Stuart Speed moved his family to Fort Worth, Texas where they lived until around 1890. Robert and his family then moved to Washita County, Oklahoma where they homesteaded at the time of the Oklahoma land rush. Charles Speed never married and died in Denton or Dallas County on 16-July-1889. Little is known about how he died or where he is buried. Nothing is known of whatever became of George Speedís widow, Anne Lewis Speed, and their daughter, Florence Speed.

††††††††

†††††††† During the 1880's, Henry Lewis Speed and Lucy Florence Abbott started their family with their firstson, Charles Griffin Speed bornin Elzabethtown, Denton County, Texas born on 16-February-1885. Over the next ten to twelve years, the family grew in number and moved from Denton County to Baylor County and to Archer County each time pursuing better farm land at cheaper prices. The other children born during this time were Clara Lavina Speed born 16 October 1887 and died as an infant on 9 August 1888, Edward Lewis Speed (my grandfather) born 26 July 1889, Mable Florence Speed born 8 February 1892, and Mary Bulah Speed born 4 December 1894. Each child was born in a different location as the family migrated west. Clara was born in Denton County, Edward was born in Argyle, Denton County, Mable was born in Baylor County, and Bulah was born in Archer City, Archer County. Baylor and Archer Counties are located south of Wichita Falls, Texas.

††††††††

†††††††† In 1897, Henry Lewis Speed is shown in land records to have homesteaded on land near Cordell, Oklahoma in Washita County.His last and youngest child, Esther Catherine Speed, was born 24 October 1899 in Cordell. Henry Lewis Speed lived there for approximately ten years when he sold his farm and homestead for $1,600 on 18 March 1908 and moved his family to Clarendon, Texas.

††††††††

†††††††† On 21 March 1917, Henry Lewis Speed died at his home. He had been suffering from a bad flu weeks earlier but had decided to get up out of bed to prepare his garden for spring seeding. Soon he was back in bed experiencing a relapse of the illness. When it became apparent that he was taking a turn for the worse, Henry called his family to his bedside. My grandfather, Ed Speed, always told us the story of how his father made him promise that he would marry and have sons. He was deeply concerned that his Speed line would end without male descendants to carry on the name. At the time, Edís brother, Charliewas married to Mary Eugenia Moore and had two daughters, Edith Clara Speed born 26 July 1910 and Catherine (Kitty) Leota Speed born 20 October 1912. Years later, my grandfather Ed would get tears in his eyes when he would tell this story and he would be emotional about how his only son, Homer Charles Speed, had three sons to carry on his Speed line.

††††††††

†††††††† .

 

†††††††† He married (1) ADA JANE WAGGENER, 24 Aug 1877, in WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, b. 16 Feb 1860, WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, (daughter of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN WAGGENER and EMERAN (EMMA) A. J. POTTS) d. CIRCA 1878, DIED IN CHILD BIRTH.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† CHILD DIED AT BIRTH.

 

†††††††† He married (2) LUCY FLORENCE ABBOTT, 13 Jan 1884, in DENTON COUNTY, TEXAS (E. W. DOSS HOME), b. 10 Sep 1864, COOK COUNTY, TEXAS, (daughter of EPHIHORN AARON ABBOTT and LUCY CATHERINE WALLACE) occupation HOUSEWIFE, d. 17 Oct 1923, CLARENDON, TEXAS, buried: 21 Oct 1923, CLARENDON, TEXAS.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 193.†† ii†††† CHARLES GRIFFIN SPEED b. 06 Feb 1885.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† CLARA LAVINA SPEED, b. 16 Oct 1887, DENTON COUNTY, TEXAS, d. 09 Aug 1888, DENTON COUNTY, TEXAS, buried: DENTON COUNTY, TEXAS.

†††††† †† 194.†† iv††† EDWARD LEWIS SPEED b. 26 Jul 1889.

†††††† †† 195.†† v†††† MABLE FLORENCE SPEED b. 8 Feb 1892.

†††††† †† 196.†† vi††† MARY BULAH SPEED b. 4 Dec 1894.

†††††† †† 197.†† vii††† ESTHER CATHERINE SPEED b. 24 Oct 1899.

 

130.WILLIAM JAMES STEWART, b. 20 Nov 1834, AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. 24 May 1880, AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††† He married ADELAIDE C. LOWREY, b. 10 Feb 1841, MARSHALL, TEXAS, d. 29 Oct 1912, AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 198.†† i††††† JOHN FRANCIS STEWART b. 18 Apr 1867.

†††††† †† 199.†† ii†††† CHARLES A. STEWART b. 6 Apr 1870.

†††††† †† 200.†† iii†††† MARY ELIZABETH (MAMIE) STEWART b. 26 Jan 1872.

†††††† †† 201.†† iv††† LEIA STEWART b. 27 Jun 1875.

†††††† †† 202.†† v†††† WILLIAM JAMES STEWART, JR b. 14 Jul 1877.

†††††† †† 203.†† vi††† HARVEY R. STEWART b. 3 Sep 1879.

 

131.SARAH SUSANNAH STEWART, b. 20 Mar 1831, AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. 10 Jun 1884, AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††† She married EPHRIAM J. S. BATES, b. 24 Dec 1824, d. 13 Mar 1878, AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 204.†† i††††† JANE ELIZABETH BATES b. 15 Nov 1856.

†††††† †† 205.†† ii†††† EMMA J. BATES b. 27 Dec 1858.

†††††† †† 206.†† iii†††† WILLIAM ALEXANDER BATES b. 25 Oct 1863.

†††††† †† 207.†† iv††† NINA BATES b. 7 Mar 1871.

 

132.MARY JANE STEWART, b. 11 Jun 1833, d. 7 Aug 1904, AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††† She married JEHU G. WALL, b. 25 Aug 1828, d. 14 Mar 1863, AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† LOUISE REBECCA WALL, b. 25 Jul 1850, d. 17 Aug 1933, GILSBURG, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married OLCOTT S. WATTS, b. 1844, NEWTON, MISSISSIPPI, d. 1882, GILSBURG, MISSISSIPPI.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† OLCOTT: Olcott was a veteran of the US Civil War. He was a member of the 13th Confederate Mississippi Infantry.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† ELIZABETH A. WALL, b. 19 Feb 1852, d. 4 Jun 1862, AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

†††††† †† 208.†† iii†††† MARSHALL A. WALL b. 4 Feb 1854.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† SARAH ELLEN WALL, b. 18 Oct 1855, d. 5 Apr 1861, GILSBURG, MISSISSIPPI.

†††††† †† 209.†† v†††† FRANCIS EUGENE WALL b. 8 May 1857.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† ADA I. WALL, b. 22 Jan 1859, d. 1 Oct 1938.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married WILLIAM C. BRABHAM, b. 16 Apr 1856, d. 3 Mar 1931.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† LILA ESTELLE WALL, b. 27 Dec 1860, d. 18 Aug 1869, GILSBURG, MISSISSIPPI.

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† JOHN S. WALL, b. 25 Jun 1863, d. 12 Jul 1863, GILSBURG, MISSISSIPPI.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† John was a twin to his brother, Jehu Wall.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ix††† JEHU G. WALL, JR, b. 25 Jun 1863, d. 17 Jul 1953, GILSBURG, MISSISSIPPI.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jehu was a twin to his brother, John Wall.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married EULA G. MULLINS, b. 1 Sep 1864, d. 7 Jan 1895, GILSBURG, MISSISSIPPI.

 

133.ELIZABETH STEWART, b. 25 Oct 1833, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††† She married WILLIAM PHARIS.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† LELIA IOLA PHARIS.

 

134.ALEXANDER STEWART, b. 14 Oct 1839, MISSISSIPPI, d. 1860-64, BATTLE OF ATLANTA.

 

†††††††† He married LUDIE HURST.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 210.†† i††††† JOHN THOMAS STEWART b. 29 Dec 1860.

 

135.JOHN STEWART, b. 5 Oct 1841, AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. 1 Nov 1921, GILSBURG, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††† He married JANE V. WALL, b. 6 May 1842, AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. 17 Jun 1901, GILSBURG, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 211.†† i††††† ALEXANDER STEWART b. 5 Aug 1866.

†††††† †† 212.†† ii†††† MATTIE A. STEWART b. 29 Apr 1868.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† WILLIAM O. STEWART, b. 9 Feb 1870, d. 25 Sep 1874, GILSBURG, MISSISSIPPI.

†††††† †† 213.†† iv††† MYRTIS C. STEWART b. 6 Dec 1872.

†††††† †† 214.†† v†††† SALLY S. STEWART b. 19 Feb 1874.

†††††† †† 215.†† vi††† EDWARD E. STEWART b. 21 Aug 1875.

†††††† †† 216.†† vii††† JANE V. STEWART b. 14 Feb 1877.

†††††† †† 217.†† viii†† CORNELIA ELIZABETH STEWART b. 12 Apr 1879.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ix††† ANNA STEWART, b. 21 Feb 1881, d. 12 Sep 1892, GILSBURG, MISSISSIPPI.

 

136.CLARA L. ADAMS, b. 9 Oct 1832, WOODVILLE, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††† She married WADE HAMPTON BYNUM, in MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† WADE H. BYNUM, JR, occupation MAYOR-BATON ROUGE, LA.

 

137.CLARA BELLE STUART, b. 27 Oct 1865, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††† She married GEORGE BURRIS.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† PIKE STUART BURRIS.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† WILLIAM BLAKE BURRIS.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† JOSIE BURRIS.

 

138.WALTER BYNUM STUART, b. 21 Dec 1866, WILKINSON CO., MISSISSIPPI, occupation SUGAR PLANTER, d. 20 Mar 1936, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, buried: 1936, ROSELAWN CEMETERY, NEW ORLEANS, LA.

†††††††† Walter was a prominent sugar planter of Ascension Parish, Louisiana. He was

†††††††† also a leader in civic, educational, and philanthropic activities.

 

†††††††† He married MARY ALICE MORGAN, d. 17 Aug 1959, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, buried: 1959, ROSELAWN CEMETERY, NEW ORLEANS, LA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† MARY EUGENIA STUART, b. 21 Jan 1891, LOUISIANA.

†††††† †† 218.†† ii†††† CLARA AGNES STUART b. 25 Feb 1892.

†††††† †† 219.†† iii†††† WALTER BYNUM STUART, JR. b. 9 Sep 1893.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† ARCHIBALD McGEHEE STUART III, b. 6 Nov 1895, LOUISIANA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married MILDRED KEARBY, 18 Nov 1923, in LOUISIANA.

 

†††††† †† 220.†† v†††† EVANDER MORGAN STUART b. 25 Dec 1897.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† OLIVE MATTIE STUART, b. 13 Nov 1899, LOUISIANA.

†††††† †† 221.†† vii††† ROBERTA LEE STUART b. 24 Feb 1902.

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† IRENE CUNNINGHAM STUART, b. 11 Jul 1904, LOUISIANA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married STERLING PRESCOTT GATES, 1932, (son of RICHARD GATES and LEILA FOSTER).

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† ix††† HELEN MORGAN STUART, b. 13 Nov 1909, LOUISIANA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married WILLIAM BERTRAND MURPHEY, 22 Jun 1940, in BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, (son of EDWIN CHARLES MURPHEY and WINNIE MALONE).

 

139.IDA STEWART, b. CIRCA 1862, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††† She married PERCY LEMLY, b. 3 Apr 1860, JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI, occupation GROCER.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† EILENE ALICE LEMLY.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† AMANDA LEMLY.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† EDNA HOUGH LEMLY.

 

140.MARY (ANA) McDOUGAL WILLIAMS, b. 4 Oct 1845, d. 1 Nov 1919, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA.

 

†††††††† She married (1) WILLIAM VON PHUL, 9 Apr 1866, in WEST BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, b. 30 Jun 1838, ST LOUIS, MISSOURI, d. 10 Oct 1876, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† HENRY GRAFF VON PHUL, b. 30 Jan 1867, d. 12 Oct 1869.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† ANTOINE PIERRE VON PHUL, b. 30 Aug 1868, d. 26 Apr 1869.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† WILLIAM VON PHUL II, b. 20 Jul 1871, LOUISIANA, occupation ENGINEER, d. 17 Apr 1949, LARCHMONT, NEW YORK, buried: 19 Apr 1949, GATE OF HEAVEN CEMETERY, NY.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married MARIE ALZIRE CADE, 19 Nov 1895, in LOUISIANA, b. 5 Dec 1869, BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, (daughter of ROBERT CADE and MARIE CORINE DUBROCA) d. Apr 1959, NEW YORK.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† CATHERINE (KATIE) VON PHUL, b. 28 May 1873, BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, d. 16 Oct 1886, LOUISIANA.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† NOLAN STEWART VON PHUL, b. 3 Oct 1874, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA.

 

†††††††† She married (2) SAMUEL STAFFORD, 1 Aug 1899, in ORLEANS PARISH, LOUISIANA.

 

141.NOLAN STEWART WILLIAMS, b. 12 Oct 1848, BELAIRE PLANTATION, W. BATON ROUGE, LA, d. 4 Mar 1900, ON A TRAIN BETWEEN NEW ORLEANS & MEMPHIS.

 

†††††††† He married MARGARET KEARNS COOKE, 12 Oct 1869, in ST LOUIS, MISSOURI, b. 3 Dec 1847, TERREBONNE PARISH, LOUISIANA, (daughter of WILLIAM MORDECAI COOKE and ELIZA SARAH VON PHUL) d. 12 Dec 1936, LAS CRUCES, DONA ANA COUNTY, NEW MEXICO.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† ELISE WILLIAMS, b. 18 Jul 1870, ST LOUIS, MISSOURI, d. 6 Sep 1959, LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married WILLIAM REYNAUD FAVROT, 29 Dec 1897, in TERREBONNE PARISH, LOUISIANA, b. 10 Jul 1871, W. BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, (son of HENRI MORTIMER FAVROT and FELICE CELESTINE DUBROCA) d. 30 Sep 1948, LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† NOLAN STUART WILLIAMS, b. 28 May 1872, ARDOYNE PLANTATION, HOUMA,TERREBONNE LA, d. 4 Dec 1957, SANTE FE, NEW MEXICO.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married NATHALIE DRAHOS, 31 Jul 1908, b. 1 May 1874, MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† LUCY ETHEL WILLIAMS, b. 26 Jan 1874, HOUMA, TERREBONNE, LOUISIANA, d. 29 Jun 1892, LOUISIANA.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† JAMES McCALOP WILLIAMS, b. 1875, HOUMA, TERREBONNE, LOUISIANA.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† DUNCAN CAGE WILLIAMS, b. 18 Mar 1876, HOUMA, TERREBONNE, LOUISIANA, d. 10 Aug 1849.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married DOROTHY CAGE, 2 Feb 1902, b. CIRCA 1878, HOUMA, TERREBONNE, LOUISIANA.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† GENEVIEVE EDMUNSON WILLIAMS, b. 30 Nov 1878, HOUMA, TERREBONNE, LOUISIANA, d. 12 Apr 1947, LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married ROBERT EDWIN McBRIDE, 12 May 1898, in HOUMA, TERREBONNE, LOUISIANA, b. 21 Feb 1871, THIBODAUX, LaFOURCHE, LOUISIANA, occupation PHYSICIAN.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† OLIVE HUNTINGTON WILLIAMS, b. 1 Mar 1882, HOUMA, TERREBONNE, LOUISIANA, d. 25 Mar 1960.

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† HARRY COOKE WILLIAMS, b. 27 Mar 1885, HOUMA, TERREBONNE, LOUISIANA, d. 31 Jan 1967.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married HARRIET KENNEDY CLARKE, 19 Jan 1910, b. 25 Jan 1884, (daughter of JOHN O'FALLON CLARKE and BEATRICE THERESA CHATEAU).

 

142.KATHERINE ELEANOR (NELLIE) DOUGHERTY, b. 1 Jan 1864, BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, occupation STAFF-LA STATE UNIV.

 

†††††††† She married ARTHUR TAYLOR PRESCOTT,[31] 4 Jan 1888.

††††††††

†††††††† ARTHUR: Arthur was a member of the faculty of Louisiana State University.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† ALLEN WORDEN PRESCOTT, b. 1 Feb 1889, LOUISIANA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married (1) ALICE NEARS, b. LUTCHER, LOUISIANA.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married (2) SYLVIA WRANOSKY, b. CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† ARTHUR TAYLOR PRESCOTT, JR, b. 16 Jan 1892, LOUISIANA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married DORIS McHUGH, b. BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† LUCY STEWART PRESCOTT, b. 21 Dec 1896, LOUISIANA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married CLIFFORD H. KING, b. GREENVILLE, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† BEN PRESCOTT, b. 1 May 1899, LOUISIANA.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† KATE TAYLOR PRESCOTT, b. 6 Sep 1903, LOUISIANA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married DUNCAN CONRAD, b. BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† KATHERINE ELEANOR PRESCOTT, b. 25 Aug 1906, LOUISIANA.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Katherine died in infancy. She was a twin to her sister, Elvira Garig Prescott.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† ELVIRA GARIG PRESCOTT, b. 25 Aug 1906, LOUISIANA.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Elvira was a twin to her sister, Katherine Eleanor Prescott, who died in infancy.

 

143.RAYMOND STUART DEVANE, b. 14 Jan 1876, d. 12 Nov 1967.

 

†††††††† He married ELOISE CROMARTIE, 18 Jan 1906, b. 13 Sep 1887, d. 25 Dec 1956.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 222.†† i††††† ELIZABETH DEVANE b. 17 Jan 1910.

 

 

 

 



[1]James Stewart, The Settlements of Western Perthshire-Land and Society North of the Highland Line 1480-1851(The Penland Press Ltd. 1990).

[2]Historical and Genealogical Account of the Royal Family of Scotland and of the Surname Stewart, by Duncan Stewart, M.A.; printed by W. Sands, etc. and distributed by A. Brymer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

[3]Commissariot Record of Dunblain-Register of Testaments 1539-1800 (SRO)(31 Jul 1683), Three 17th Century wills were recorded for Ledcreich. (1) Duncan Stewart; 25 Jan 1665 and 6 Jan 1666; (2) Margaret Buchanan and Patrick Stewart her husband; 22 Aug 1682; (3) William Stewart 31 Jul 1683.

[4]Commissariot Record of Dunblain-Register of Testaments 1539-1800 (SRO)(31 Jul 1683), Three 17th Century wills were recorded for Ledcreich. (1) Duncan Stewart; 25 Jan 1665 and 6 Jan 1666; (2) Margaret Buchanan and Patrick Stewart her husband; 22 Aug 1682; (3) William Stewart 31 Jul 1683.

[5]Family history dictated to and recorded by Charles Stewart from his father Patrick Stewart of Ledcreich on January 18, 1763 while living in South Carolina.

[6]G.T. Edison, Stewart Clan Magazine(Vol 12; No. 11; May 1935; page 122), "After the marriage of his daughter Catherine in 1764, he and his wife 'removed to South Carolina at eht Cheraws, where he died about 1772' The will of Patrick Stewart of St David's Parish [co-existensive with Cheraws District], South Carolina, divided his property among his wife Elizabeth, son James, daughters Catherine Little and Margaret Caraway, and his grandson Charles Stewart Caraway: the executors were Catherine Little and Alexander Gordon.".

[7]William C. Fields, Argyll Colony Plus(Journal of the North Carolina Scottish Heritage Society; Vol. 14 No. 1; March 2000.), pp 12-15.

[8]Duane Meyer, The Highland Scots of North Carolina (1732-1776)(Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press,1957-61.), p. 82.

[9]Stewart Clan Magazine, December 1956, Volume 34, number 6, "Stewarts in the Cape Fear Section of North Carolina".

[10]G.T. Edison, Stewart Clan Magazine(Vol 12; No. 11; May 1935; page 122), "After the marriage of his daughter Catherine in 1764, he and his wife 'removed to South Carolina at eht Cheraws, where he died about 1772' The will of Patrick Stewart of St David's Parish [co-existensive with Cheraws District], South Carolina, divided his property among his wife Elizabeth, son James, daughters Catherine Little and Margaret Caraway, and his grandson Charles Stewart Caraway: the executors were Catherine Little and Alexander Gordon.".

[11]Stewart Clan Magazine; Vol 35, No. 8, February 1958; page 244; G. T. Edson, editor; Olathe, Kansas.

[12]Stewart Clan Magazine; Vol 35, No. 8, February 1958; page 244; G. T. Edson, editor; Olathe, Kansas.

[13]"The Life of Duncan Stewart" by Bryan Saunders, 660 Old Hwy 79, Dover, TN, 1997, printed by Houston County Printing and Design, Erin, TN.

[14]Data received from ; email address: MoonsWish2@aol.com (Cary Bailey).

[15]Data compiled by Charles Stuart Speed and published in "Call From a Distant Drum" (page 190). A Copy is available in the Dallas Public Library.

[16]Stewart Clan Magazine, Vol.XIV, No.2, Beatrice, Neb., August, 1936.

[17]"The Life of Duncan Stewart" by Bryan Saunders, 660 Old Hwy 79, Dover, TN, 1997, printed by Houston County Printing and Design, Erin, TN.

[18]Stewart Clan Magazine; June, 1948; Vol. XXV: No. 12; Genealogical records of Stewart-Stuart families p.236; Editor George Thomas Edson, Olathe, Kansas.

[19]Morgan Brown IV, Sketches and Anecdotes of The Family of Brown and Others with Whome they Are Connected of From Whome They Have Descended(From Hand Written Notes dated 1826 and transcribed in 1890's), The followingaccounts and records of Morgan Brown IV were copied from enclosures in the Brown Family Bible (presumably by Ewing Thompson of Nashville, TN, a grandson of Morgan Brown IV). The long hand copy concerning the history of the Brown family is in a workbook of the Lousville & Nashville Railroad Co. bearing dates of the 1890's.

[20]Speed family bible given to Henry Andrew Lewis Speed.

[21]From data compiled by Professor Arthur Taylor Prescott, member of the faculty of Louisiana State University; prepared 1930.

[22]From data compiled by Ron Theriot; Fredericksburg, VA; email: THERIOT@erols.com.

[23]Stewart Clan Magazine, June 12, 1948, Volume 25, number 12, page 237.

[24]Vance Family Association Newsletter(January 1998), Samuel and Margaret Laughlin Vance and their Descendants by Mary Vance Norfleet.

[25]E. Polk Johnson, History of Kentucky and Kentuckians , Lists many land transactions involving Samuel Vance III in Montgomery County, TN. Volume III.

[26]Sharon Humes; email: s.humes@home.com (Hampton, Virginia) David Baldridge; email: hdbjr@mindspring.com.

[27]Weakley County Cemetery Listings; compiled by James Buckley Chapter, NSDAR; 1980.

[28]Elizabeth Stuart Wilkinson.

[29]From a letter written by John Andrew Cole (William Cole's son) to his cousin, Charlie Speed, dated July 11, 1934. From data supplied by Kelsey J. Williams; email: gkkwilliams@cowboy.net; address: 1012 Sunnybrook Dr.; Stillwater, OK74075.

[30]From family bible in possession of Henry Lewis Speed.

[31]From data compiled by Professor Arthur Taylor Prescott, member of the faculty of Louisiana State University; prepared 1930.