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From: "Cathy Cranford" <>
Subject: Re: [BRUTON] Bruton / Parsons?
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 19:19:06 -0500
Brian on the George and Susan Wilson Bruton, I have yet to see proof of
where she got the surname. As far as I can tell it came from Eric Bruton's
book but again, when I ask around, no answers, just keeps going. Anyone
have proof of her surname. I too, show it on my site, but again, no proof.
And are from Montgomery County, NC, though Montgomery County was taken from
Anson at one point.
There has been much written on this family, Parsons and Bruton yet much was
word of mouth, as well as not very well documented. I have not seen the
latest out yet, and have high hopes. I have been collecting census records
and other data which proves some errors, yet continue to see some listed in
the same manner, which leads me to think that folks are simply copying other
data without checking for accuracy.
I enjoy your work and look forward to anything you have to share or ponder
Ok, for Samuel Parsons, we have the following for 1790, in Moore County, NC,
next door to Montgomery (boundary changes again, I believe), Samuel Parsons
1-0-1 with 6 slaves living next to Bethune, Dunn, Robinson families that
married into the Parsons lines.
Doing a fast search on ancestry Too lazy to pull out my notes and notebooks
right now because if I do, then the Cranford work sits, and I am bound and
determined to catch that back up again(remember, I lost my database, am
redoing by my website and records again and have not worked on Parsons in
over 4 years or Bruton in 3 years)
He is the only Parsons listed in 1790.
In Rowan County, NC, Wayne, Cumberland, Martin, Johnston, and Craven
Counties have Parsons as well. Moore being our Samuel Parsons.
1800 is roll m32-33 and page 466
Samuel Parsons, head of household in Montgomery County, NC, this is my guy
2-1-0-0-1-1-2-1-0-1-0-1 and again, living near Robinsons.
There is a Francis Parsons living in Anson in 1800 and in Randolph there is
a Jesse Parson
1810 is Montgomery County, NC is the houses of Thomas and Joseph.
1810 is houses of Vincent and John Parsons in Anson Co. NC
1810 Randolph is Issac Parson
1820 is missing
1830 is Montgomery Co NC houses of James, Drury, John and Joseph Parsons.
1830 is Anson Co. NC is house of Vincent
1840 Montgomery East Pee Dee TWP is: both Samuel and Drury Parsons and in
West pee dee is both James and Thomas Parsons.
No 1840 Anson showing here
No 1840 randolph Co either
And from my 1850 transcriptions of the Montgomery Co NC Census is the
Bruton, James age 63 male farmer $600 born NC
Bruton, Diana age 60 female born NC
Bruton, Palestine age 24 female born NC
Bruton, David age 20 male laborer born NC
Bruton, Atlas J. age 22 male farmer born NC
Bruton, Mary A. age 22 female born NC
Bethune, Christian age 44 female $25 born NC
Bethune, William A. age 19 male laborer born NC
Bruton, Eliza age 19 female born NC
Lamons, Elizabeth age 14 female born NC
Bruton, David age 55 male farmer $1570 born NC
Bruton, Nancy age 50 female born NC
Bruton, James age 19 male laborer born NC
Bruton, Eliza E. age 14 female born NC
Bruton, David A. age 13 male born NC
Bruton, William E. age 10 male born NC
Bruton, John M. age 7 male born NC
Bruton, Sarah A. age 5 female born NC
Bruton, Turner age 33 male farmer $450 born NC
Bruton, Jane S. age 29 female born NC
Bruton, Mary A. age 8 female born NC
Bruton, Judith R. age 6 female born NC
Bruton, James D. age 3 male born NC
Caudle, Elizabeth age 65 female born NC
Bruton, Calvin J. age 23 male farmer $250 born NC
Bruton, Mourning age 18 female born NC
Bruton, William age 37 male farmer $800 born NC
Bruton, Caroline age 33 female born NC
Bruton, Eliza J. age 10 female born NC
Bruton, Martha E. age 8 female born NC
Bruton, Diana P. age 6 female born NC
Bruton, Nancy C. age 6 female born NC
Bruton, E. T. age 4 male born NC
Bruton, Jacob B. age 2 male born NC
Bruton, Geo. M. age 28 male farmer $200 born NC
Bruton, Martha S. age 22 female born NC
Bruton, William G. age 5 male born NC
Bruton, Edmund J. age 4 male born NC
Bruton, Joseph P. age 3 male born NC
Bruton, Mary A. age 5/12 female born NC
Bruton, George age 59 male farmer $1625 born NC
Bruton, Nancy age 56 female born NC
Bruton, Susan age 30 female born NC
Bruton, Richard age 28 male miner born NC
Bruton, James J. age 23 male student born NC
Bruton, Elizabeth age 21 female born NC
Bruton, Anne age 18 female born NC
Bruton, Frances age 26 female born NC
Bruton, Wilson T. age 36 male farmer $1000 born NC
Bruton, Mary J. age 32 female born NC
Boggan, Martha (omitted) age 18 female born NC
Christian, Jane R. age 6 female born NC
Bruton, Virginia E. age 1 female born NC
and for the 1850 Parsons families of Montgomery CO NC is:
Threadgill, Saml age 35 male farmer $1000 born NC
Threadgill, Sarah age 28 female born NC
Threadgill, Ann E. age 12 female born NC
Threadgill, Flora D. age 9 female born NC
Threadgill, Thos. A. age 6 female born NC
Threadgill, Wm. H. age 4 male born NC
Threadgill, James H. age 2 male born NC
Parsons, Munford, age 20 male laborer born NC
McRae, Nancy age 45 female born NC insane
McRae, Mary age 33 female born NC
McRae, Flora age 25 female born NC
Dunn, Margaret age 18 female born NC
Parsons, David age 22 male farmer $250 born NC
Parsons, Jane age 20 female born NC
Parsons, George T. age 2 male born NC
McDaniel, Martin age 7 male mulatto born NC
McCaskill, William age 35 male laborer born NC
Parsons, Drury age 48 male farmer $414 born NC
Parsons, Elexa age 42 female born NC
Parsons, Calvin age 18 male laborer born NC
Parsons, Ann Lilly age 14 female born NC
Parsons, Thomas A. age 8 male born NC
Parsons, Joseph age 5 male born NC
Parsons, John G. age 4 male born NC
McDaniel, Catharine age 55 female born NC pauper idiotic
Bethune, Margaret age 34 female born NC pauper idiotic
Parsons, Martin age 30 male farmer $250 born NC
Parsons, Euphemia age 26 female born NC
Parsons, Mary 4 female born NC
Parsons, Neill age 21 male born NC
Parsons, James age 60 male farmer $756 born NC
Parsons, Mary age 48 female born Scotland
Parsons, William age 18 male laborer born NC
Parsons, Rachel age 17 female born NC
Parsons, Alexander, age 14 male born NC
Parsons, James age 12 male born NC
Parsons, Elizabeth age 11 female born NC
Livingston, Duncan age 76 male born Scotland
Parsons, Duncan age 24 male farmer born NC
Parsons, Miranda age 23 female born NC
Parsons, John A. age 2 male born NC
Parsons, Joshua age 3/12 male born NC
then some other records are at:
and to toss this in because I happened to have it on hand (working on
cranfords at the moment, and messing with learning dna) I show the following
1910 Troy, Montgomery County, NC Census enumerated on 6 May 1910 by John
Ewing SD # 7 ED # 62 Sheet 22B
CRANFORD, Charlie, head, white male, age 26, married once for 8 years born
in NC, parents born in NC, worker in Cotton Mill
CRANFORD, Dene, wife, white female, age 23, married once for 8 years, 3
children born, 3 living, born in NC, parents born in NC
CRANFORD, Myrtle, dau, white female, age 6, single, born in NC, parents born
CRANFORD, Paul, son, white male, age 3, single, born in NC, parents born in
CRANFORD, Pines, son, white male, age 2, single, born in NC, parents born in
Living next door to Lester FAULKENBERRY at house number 204.204 and few
doors down from Joshua and Dicy PARSONS, with his mother in law, Eliza
Located by Cathy Cranford 1.1.04
Hope it helps some, let me know if it does, Brian.
Got to run, in the middle of a ton of stuff that if I stop will only side
track me worse.
But before I do go, these Bruton and Parsons, married into Jordans, lewis,
Robinson, Bethune, Green, McCaskill lines, to name just a few, Blake, etc.
Use the tree with caution, there are errors, I have not been able to update
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 10, 2004 5:04 PM
Subject: [BRUTON] Bruton / Parsons?
> Hello all and happy new year!
> I'm enjoying a very cold Saturday afternoon working through my pile of
> notes, trying in vain to keep up with organizing with my tidbits of
> My question today pertains to a Samuel Parsons. In seeking further
> on the family of Isabella Bruton Askew of Dobbs County, N.C., then
> Orangeburgh/Barnwell District, S.C., and then Tattnall County, Georgia, I
found a Samuel
> Parsons as a neighbor to Isabella's son-in-law, James Berry, in the 1820
> (Orangeburgh District, South Carolina, on reel 118, p. 212).
> Based on the age chart in the census ("26 to 45"), this Samuel was born
> between 1775 and 1794. The sole female in his house, his presumed wife,
> in the same time range. They have 2 boys in their household, both under
> (born between 1810 and 1820). Samuel owned 50 slaves, and had 36 people
> household engaged in agriculture.
> In western North Carolina in an earlier time period, there are records of
> different Samuel Parsons who knew David Bruton (before the border
> David was in Anson County, North Carolina; afterwards, he was in South
> Carolina) and Samuel Bruton. There are three such records:
> 1. "June 9, 1762, George Foulds, planter, to David Bruton, Planter, of
> Anson, for £24 proc. money. . . 100A on N side Densons fork of Little
> granted to said Fould 5 December 1760. . . George Foulds (seal). Wit:
> (x), Samuel Parsons."
> 2. "January 14, 1775. Ord. a road laid out from Samuel Parsons to James
> Allens. To do so: Luke Robertson, . . . Samuel Bruton, . . . ."
> 3. "April 14, 1775. Jury to lay off road from Saml. Parsons to Allens,
> Phillip Raifords, in room of Jury appointed last court, John Batts Baird,
> . Saml. Bruton, . . . ."
> In the George and Susan Wilson Bruton family of Anson County, one of their
> grandsons, James Ozier Bruton (b. 1787), married Dianna "Dicy" Parsons (b.
> It seems an interesting coincidence that three separate Bruton families
> to have connections to Parsons. Does anyone know more about the Parsons
> family of Anson County? Maybe there is some clue in records on the
> that might help connect the different Bruton families,
> Well, back to work, I thought I would share this observation and see if
> anyone has any further data or ideas on the subject.
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