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From: "Hal McCawley" <>
Subject: Re: [GEORGE] Parents of Thomas GEORGE & SEEs
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2010 18:32:51 -0800
Hi Harry, am re-reading your aging 2009 message and wondering if you have discovered anything additional on the GEORGE of Shenandoah Co, VA and/or Greenbrier Co, WV and the GEORGE mar by Rev Alderson??
I am still seeking ancestors for my gm Martha GEORGE who m my gf Geo SEE on 25 Dec 1777 in Greenbrier Co, WV by Rev Alderson.
I still suspect that the Hannah GEORGE that m John JACKMAN 25 Oct 1777 [also on Greenbrier by Rev Alderson] is her sister.
Hal McCawley 4178 Pindar Way, Oceanside, CA 92056 1-760-941-4716
Researching McCAULEY, TUCKER, LEDBETTER, GORDON &
YOUNG, SANDERS, WILSON, CHRISTIAN, BROWNLEE, SEE, CLEMMER, DETTRO..
----- Original Message -----
From: Harry Long
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2009 5:38 AM
Subject: Parents of Thomas George?
To: Hal McCawley
4178 Pinder Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
I am looking for the parents of my ancestor Thomas Moore (c1712-1790) of Moores Store, Shenandoah County, Virginia. In his will written 10 May 1785; proved 30 Dec 1790 and recorded in Shenandoah County, Virginia, Will Book C, page 244; Thomas Moore made this bequest: "ITEM, I give and bequest to my Nephew Thomas George if he doth stay with my son Joseph Moore till he doth come of Age the sum of twenty five pounds and a New Suit of Clothes to be paid him when he shall Come of Age by my son Joseph who shall also Teach the said Thomas George in the term to Read & wright ............."
There were two named Thomas George in this area. They were Thomas George and wife (not named) who were baptized Second Sunday in May 1762 by Rev. John Alderson Sr. at the Smith Creek Baptist Church and a younger Thomas George, a nephew of Quaker Thomas Moore (c1712-190), who was married, by Rev. John Alderson, Jr., on 7 Feb 1792 to Catharine McCoy (same as McKay).
I live at New Market, Virginia. About two and one-half miles north of New Market, in the year 1756, Rev. John Alderson, Senior, with assistance of people in this area erected the first Smith Creek Baptist Meeting House which was located on the south west corner of the 200 acres of land which Rev. Alderson had purchased from Samuel and Martha Newman. Samuel Newman was the scribe who kept the Church minutes. Rev. Alderson's home, I believe, was about 300 steps east of the Meeting House at what is now the home of dairy farmer, Bill Zirkle. When the Alderson's moved away the (Regular Baptist) Smith Creek Meeting House on Rev. Alderson's farm fell into disuse and in 1770 a new Smith Meeting House was erected, of logs, by Separate Baptist, Rev. James Ireland and his congregation in the present Town of New Market, on land donated for the church by John Sevier. There was quite a difference between Rev. Alderson's Regular Baptist and Rev. James Ireland's Separate Baptists. Later the Regular and the Separate Baptists were united.
Due to the distance and inconvenience for other Baptist from the Linvelle Creek and Runions Creek areas to travel to Smith Creek to worship Rev. Alderson established two more churches, the Linville Creek Baptist Church near Broadway, Rockingham County, Virginia and the Tunis Church on Runions Creek, west of Brocks Gap, both of which he was pastor. From the book: Lives of Virginia Baptist Ministers, by Rev. James B. Taylor, published 1837: Rev. John Alderson Jr., related: "My father being much away from home, and I being the oldest son, much dependence was placed on me to take care of the farm ."
John Alderson Junior, born 5 March 1738, eldest son of Rev. John Alderson, Senior and his wife Jane (Curtis) Alderson, in 1759, at age 21, married Mary Carroll. Mary was the eldest daughter of Quaker William Carroll, a farmer and large land owner on Smith who lived but a short distance to the south east of the Aldersons. ". About the last of October 1775 Jno. Alderson Jr., was accorded to regular order ordained minister at Linville Creek by Rev. John Marks." (See VIRGINIA VALLEY RECORDS, by John W. Wayland, pages 56 and 57).
In his will recorded in Frederick County Will Book 2, page 347, written 21 Dec 1758 and presented for probate 5 June 1759, William Carroll devised the bulk of his 1,759 acres of land to his sons George and Joseph, with 320 acres being willed to his eldest daughter Mary, the wife of John Alderson Jr. and 176 acres on Smith Creek jointly to his younger daughters, Katharine Carroll the wife of William Morris and Jane Carroll the wife of Adam Jackman. Adam Jackman was perhaps the brother of John Jackman who was married, in Dunmore (now Shenandoah) County, Virginia by Rev. John Alderson Jr., on 16 Jan 1777, to Hannah George.
MARRIAGES BY REV. JOHN ALDERSON JR.
16 Jan 1777 - John Jackman with Hanna GEORGE. They were married in Shenandoah County, Virginia. [I show they were m by Rev Alderson 'on the Greenbrier'??] John Jackman lived north of the Smith Creek Baptist Meeting House on land previously owned by William White. (Shen. Co. Will Book A, page 20)
25 Dec 1777 - George Lee [this is actualy my gf Geo SEE] with Martha George. They were married in Shenandoah County, Virginia.
8 Jun 1785 - Samuel Dunbar with Debrough George.
7 Feb 1792 - Thomas George with Catren McCoy. (Mc Coy or Mc Kay is same name)
As Thomas George (deacon of the Smith Creek Baptist Church) and his wife unknown was at that time the only George family living in present Shenandoah County he most likely was the father of the two girls, Martha and Debrough whose marriages are listed above. The only records found for him are:
__ August 1762 - According to the Church Records, Thomas George and wife (not named) were baptized by Rev. John Alderson Sr., at the Smith Creek Baptist Meeting House, located about 2 ½ miles north east of New Market, Virginia, which had been erected in 1756 on the south west corner of the 200 acres of land Rev. John Alderson, Senior had purchased from Samuel and Martha Newman. See Abstract of the Church Records, in Virginia Valley Records, by John W. Wayland, pages 48 and 52.
20 April 1765 - Thomas George was put on trial as deacon of the Smith Creek Baptist congregation.
1767 - Thomas George's cattle broke down the fence and ate or destroyed John Sevier's corn crop. John Sevier lived on his 378 acre plantation upon which the Town of New Market was later laid off. John Sevier, in 1773, went to Tennessee where he became a General and first Governor of that state. Although there is no record of Thomas George owning any land he was most likely a tenant farmer who leased and farmed land probably on the north side of New Market adjoining John Sevier's land.
I am looking for a Moore family that had a son Thomas, born around 1712, who had a sister who married a Mr. George. If we can find in what state and what county his sister married Mr. George we will have a good place to start looking for the parents of Quaker Thomas Moore of Moores Store, Shenandoah County, Virginia. I am hoping that some researcher, perhaps a descendant of Thomas George and Catharine McCay, may have found the names of this nephew Thomas George's parents.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Harry E. Long
New Market, VA 22844
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