Ashworth Battles Carden Cardon McSpadden Smith


Major General John Hammond Garrett

Cherokee County History, Volume II by Mrs. Frank Ross Stewart. Paperbound, pages 241-482 including a full name index. Available from Mrs. Stewart at RFD 5, Box 109, Piedmont, AL 36272. Since 1957, Mrs. Stewart has embarked a prolific career as a genealogist and local historian with an emphasis on Alabama. To her credit are 29 titles in 55 volumes. This volume is part of the official county history prepared by Mrs. Stewart. This particular volume is bio- graphical in nature. It gives sketches of all the county officials from the formation of Cherokee County in 1836 until 1956. It also provides detailed genealogical information when known. (Grandparents and even great-grandparents are given. For example, on page 383 in the informa-tion on Earl S. Johnson b. 1889 it states that his great-grandfather Asa Johnson lived in Iredell County, NC!) Among the early South Carolinians presented are John Hammond Garrett born in SC on 28 Feb. 1798 and William R. Richardson born in 1807. Certainly, a great deal of effort went into this impressive book. In her letter to the editor, the author stated that she intends to run for President of the United States in 1996. If she can deliver half of what she has in her publishing, let's send her to the White House!

Mary Ann Counts

1880 Cherokee County Alabama Census
Township 10

Living with Samuel King McSpadden and Charlotte
Shows following:
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Mother F W W 77 SC

Robert Edmiston

CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA. AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT. WILL BOOK NO. 1. ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. page 16 Page 241.--6th April, 1749. Robert Edmiston's will--Wife (Jean?); legatee, Jean Edmiston; daughter, Dorothy Edmiston; son, James; son, William. Executors, Thos. McSpaden, Wm. Edmiston. Teste: Jno. Edmiston, Samuel Buchanan. Proved, 22d May, 1750, by Buchanan, and Edmiston summoned

Samual Anderson McSpadden


Rev. Samuel studied several years for the ministry under the famous
early Tennessee Presbyterian minister Thomas Craighead. Samuel is
listed in the early history of the church as one of the original founders
of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The church historical library
at Memphis, Tennessee and on the Internet have several citations to
Samuel and his works in their archives.

Sarah Scott

ID: I2279
Name: Sarah SCOTT
Sex: F
Birth: 2 JUN 1788 in Washington Co, Virginia
Death: in Warren County, Tennessee

Father: Samuel SCOTT

Marriage 1 John MCREYNOLDS
Married: 1805 in Virginia

Marriage 2 Andrew SMITH
Married: DEC 1828 in Warren Co. TN

Marriage 3 Rev. Samuel Anderson MCSPADDEN b: 10 JUN 1779 in Washington Co. Virginia
Married: JAN 1841 in Warren Co. TN

Francis Lee

Old Churches Ministers, and Families of Virginia. Article LIX. Since the foregoing article was written, I have received some further information concerning the first of the Lee family and his children, which is worthy of insertion. The will of the first Richard Lee, dated 1663, may be seen in Mr. Charles Campbell's History of Virginia, p. 157. From it I extract the following:--"I, Colonel Richard Lee, of Virginia, and lately of Stratford-Langton, in the county of Essex, Esquire, being bound out upon a voyage to Virginia aforesaid, and not knowing how it may please God to dispose of me in so long a voyage," &c. "First, I give and bequeath my soul to that good and gracious God that gave it me, and to my blessed Redeemer Jesus Christ, assuredly trusting in and by his meritorious death and passion to receive salvation, and my body to be disposed of, whether by sea or land, according to the opportunity of the place, not doubting but at the last day both body and soul shall be united and glorified." Here again we see the faith and the divinity of that day. He then directs that his wife and children, who it seems had not yet been to Virginia, should be sent there, except Francis, to whose option it was left. To his wife Anna he left Stratford-on-the-Potowmacke (to which he had removed from Cobbs) and Mock Necke, together with servants black and white, and other property during her life. To his son John he leaves his plantation called Matholic, with servants, &c. This is now the Mount Pleasant farm owned by Mr. Willowby Newton. To his son Richard he leaves his plantation called Paradise, and the servants there. To his son Francis he leaves his plantations called Paper-Maker's Neck and War Captain's Neck, with servants black and white. To his five younger children, William, Hancock, Betsy, Anne, and Charles, he leaves a plantation, including Bishop's Neck on the Potomac, four thousand acres on the Potomac, together with Stratford and Mock Neck at the death of their mother. To William he leaves his lands on the Maryland side; to Francis an interest in his two ships. He also leaves a fund for the better education in England of his two oldest sons, John and Richard.

Colonel William Ball

Old Churches Ministers, and Families of Virginia.

May it be a memento to all his posterity to look upward, and "seek the things which are above." On the back of the original copy of this armorial document are the following words, in a bold hand, such as was common in those days:--"The coat of arms of Colonel William Ball, who came from England with his family about the year 1650, and settled at the mouth of Corotoman River, in Lancaster county, Virginia, and died in 1669, leaving two sons, William and Joseph, and one daughter, Hannah, who married Daniel Fox. William left eight sons, (and one daughter,) five of whom have now (Anno Domini 1779) male issue. Joseph's male issue is extinct. General George Washington is his grandson, by his youngest daughter, Mary. Colonel Burgess Ball is the only child of Jeduthun, who was the third and youngest son of James, the third son of said William." On the tombstones around the church there is no inscription of the first William Ball or any of his children, but only of his grandchildren and other descendants. The first is over the grave of David Ball, seventh son of Captain William Ball, who was born in 1686. The others are the tombstones of Mildred Ball, Jeduthun Ball, Mary Ann Ball, daughter of the Rev. John Bertrand, of Jesse Ball, of Mary Ball, daughter of Edwin Conway, of James Ball, her husband, of William Ball, "who died in a steadfast faith in Christ and full hope of a joyful resurrection," of James Ball and Fanny, his wife, daughter of Raleigh, and Frances Downman, of Lettuce, third wife of James Ball, and daughter of Richard Lee, of Ditchley, of Colonel James Ball, of James Ball, second son of James and Mary.

Old Churches Ministers, and Families of Virginia.

P.S.--Since the above was written I have received a communication from a friend who has looked into the earliest records of Lancaster county, when Middlesex and Lancaster were one. They go back to 1650. A few years after this, in the absence of a vestry, the court appointed the Rev. Samuel Cole the minister of the whole county on both sides of the river. This is the same minister who appears on the vestry-book of Middlesex in the year 1664. The court also appointed churchwardens and sidesmen, as in the English Church, on both sides of the river. They were John Taylor, William Clapham, John Merryman, Edmund Lurin, George Kibble, and William Leech. Other names also appear on the records, as Thomas Powell, Cuthbert Powell, Edward Digges, W. Berkeley, Robert Chewning, Henry Corbyn, David Fox, John Washington, of Westmoreland. In the year 1661, a general vestry is formed, and Mr. John Carter, Henry Corbyn, David Fox, and William Leech, are appointed to take up subscriptions for the support of the minister. They were chosen from each side of the river. An instance is recorded at this early period of a man being fined five thousand pounds of tobacco by the court for profane swearing.