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From: "Lee R. Sherrell Jr." <>
Subject: Re: Samuel Sherrill
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 22:48:49 -0500
Dear Renea and all,
This is what I have found so far:
Descendants of Mary (Davidson)*
Generation No. 1
1. MARY2 (DAVIDSON)* (GEORGE1 DAVIDSON*) was born Abt. 17251, and died 29
November 1794 in Washington Co, TN1. She married (1) MR. (PRESTON)*. She
married (2) MR. (WHITE)*. She married (3) MR. (DAVIDSON?)*. She married (4)
SAMUEL SHERRILL* Abt. 17461, son of ADAM SHERRILL* and ELIZABETH CORZINE*.
Notes for MARY (DAVIDSON)*:
Mary's maiden name in controversy for years! Preston accepted but no proof.
Catherine Sherrill Sevier's granddaughter stated that it was White. 1909 DAR
record accepted Davidson, that she was daughter of George Davidson of the
Notes for SAMUEL SHERRILL*:
William A. Sherrill Manuscripts:
W. E. Sherrill Chart #3
Walter L. Kitchens
The Sevier Family by Madden.
Mary LaJean Davis Sherrill
Mrs. Lewis Sherrill
1. John 1st Governor of Tennessee
2. Samuels' station in Washginton Co., attacked by Indians, Feb. 1782 & 21
Sept. 1788. Plantation on Nolicichucky called "Daisy Fields." They were
3. 1st. child, Samuel and 3rd. child, Adam Sherrill, were on the Watauga Tax
List in 1776.
4. Adam Sherrill also in the "Battle of Boyd's Creek, 1780." [Brøderbund WFT
Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #5375, Date of Import: 15 Sep 1997]
In Washington Co. Tn will book vol 1, part one page 53. Will dated June 4,
1800. Served with John Sevier at battle of Kings mountain. One of the
signers of the Watauga Petition.
Children of MARY (DAVIDSON)* and SAMUEL SHERRILL* are:
i. (AQUILLA)3 SHERRILL*.
ii. (PHILLIP) SHERRILL*.
Notes for (PHILLIP) SHERRILL*:
1. (Phillip Sherrill) Before 1755, was on Tax List, Watauge, 1776.
iii. SAMUEL SHERRILL*, b. Abt. 1748, Rowan Co., NC1; d. Abt. 17911; m. ALTHA
iv. SUSAN SHERRILL*, b. Abt. 1750, Rowan Co., NC1; d. Abt. 17851; m. LEROY
TAYLOR*, Abt. 1770.
v. CATHERINE SHERRILL*, b. Abt. 1754, Yadkin River Section, Rowan Co, NC; d.
07 October 1836, Russelville, AL; m. JOHN SEVIER*, 14 August 1780, TN.
Notes for CATHERINE SHERRILL*:
Sources: For John Sevier and Catherine Sherrill Family --
William A. Sherrill Manuscripts:
W. E. Sherrill, Chart #3
Willard James Moore
Mrs. Lewis Sherrill - Sevier Family Hist.
Mary LaJean Davis Sherrill -- Sevier Family Hist.
1. in 1899, Kate was moved from Russelville, AL to Knoxville, TN. Buried
with John under a monument on Court House Lawn.
2. John was on Governor of the State of Franklin, 1st Govn'r TN.
3. Sevier -- "Xavier," Huegenots of Northen France, Anglicized to "Sevier"
vi. JOHN SHERRILL*, b. Abt. 1756, Rowan Co., NC; d. Abt. 1815.
vii. URIAH SHERRILL*, b. 12 February 1757, Sherrills Ford, Rowan, N.C.1; d.
April 1838, Macon Co., N.C.1; m. (1) FRANCES DOBSON*, 12 December 1778,
Burke Co., N.C.1; m. (2) ELIZABETH THOMPSON*, 08 April 1831, Macon Co.,
Notes for FRANCES DOBSON*:
[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #5375, Date of Import: 15 Sep 1997]
I got this information about the Dobson family from Wanda Clark. Her
information said it was from a Jackie Sherrill, compiler. The "Mackey"
family deeds- Ed Pfiefer pension Claims. Imigration Court Report 1757 -
Lunenburg Co. VA. Court minutes inventory 1791 - Now McDowell Co. N.C.
Update 1993- I now have a copy of a printed page about her fathers life.
viii. WILLIAM SHERRILL*, b. Abt. 1758, Rowan Co., NC1; d. WFT Est.
ix. ADAM SHERRILL*, b. 10 March 1758, Yadkin River Section, kRowan Co.,
N.C.1; d. 22 June 1812, Russellville, AL1; m. MARY CARMACK*, Abt. 1778,
x. MARY JANE SHERRILL*, b. Abt. 1760, Rowan Co., NC1; d. Aft. 1855, AL1; m.
(1) ISAAC TAYLOR*, Abt. 17851; m. (2) LITTLEPAGE SIMMS*, Abt. 1791; m. (3)
JOHN ROBERTSON*, 13 February 1855.
xi. GEORGE DAVIDSON SHERRILL*, b. Abt. 1761, Rowan Co., NC1; d. 18401; m.
ELIZABETH HUNT MORGAN*, Abt. 17861.
1. Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #5375, Date of Import: Aug 26, 1997
Donna A. Sherrell
From: Renea Burkholder <>
Date: Wednesday, February 18, 1998 2:10 PM
Subject: Samuel Sherrill
>Nancy and others,
>I have found in various published sources, the wife of Samuel Sherrill (b
>1725) as being Mary -Preston, Davidson, and White.
>I understand that their son George was named George Davidson Sherrill.
>Is that correct?
>If so, does that lend support to Mary being a Davidson- the daughter of
>Do we have supporting evidence for the other names?
>TNGenWeb Coordinator for Decatur Co., TN
>TNGenWeb Coordinator for Henry Co., TN