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182. Joshua MATSON was born on 11 Aug 1707 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Ct. He died on 6 Nov 1745 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Ct. He married Halida Aimee HALIDAY.

183. Halida Aimee HALIDAY was born in 1703. She died in 1778. [Parents]


200. George METSKER was born in 1746/1750 in Germany. He died on 10 Dec 1793 in Huntingdon Twp, Huntingdon Co, PA. He married Mary Elizabeth about 1770. [Parents]

LDS Web Site:
Husband's Name
Born: 1746 Place: Germany
Died: 1797 Place: Huntingdon County, Pa.
Father: George Valentin METZGER (AFN:21CQ-4XR)
Mother: Maria Elizabeth KEIBERT (AFN:21CQ-4Z0)
Wife's Name
Elizabeth (AFN:21CQ-4WK)
Born: Abt 1746 Place: <Germany Or Maybe Pa.>
1. Sex Name
Born: 1781 Place: Germany Or Maybe Pa.
Died: 5 Aug 1845 Place: Hillsboro, , , Ohio

Volume XXV, Guide to Decedents' Estates, Will Book One, 1787-1807, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, Page 138
Page 112; Letters of Administration on Est. of George Metzker, granted 6 February 1797
NOTE: George Midsker was assessed in Huntingdon Twp. in 1788. As George Metsker in 1790 his family included 4 males under 16, and 3 females - 1790 Census, 124.

George Metzger found in:
Genealogical Records: Pennsylvania Colonial Records, 1600s-1800s
Listed in: Persons Naturalized in Pennsylvania, 1740-73
Page number: 39
"On the 24th day of September, 1753, at the said Supream Court, before the said judges in pursuance of the aforesaid Act of Parliament, the following persons:" (Included in this list is George Metzker, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania, September 22, 1753)

1790 Census
Name: George Metsker
Township: Not Stated
County: Huntingdon
State: Pennsylvania
Year: 1790 Roll: M637_8 Page: 124 Image: 0321
1 male over 16, 4 males under 16, 3 females

Ancestry.com Family Trees:
ID: I1639
Name: George Metsker
Sex: M
Birth: ABT. 1750 in Germany
Death: 10 DEC 1793 in Huntingdon Twp, Huntingdon Co, PA
Note: 1753 Aug 26, naturalized to US in Lancaster, PA. If you have to be 21 years of age to be naturalized, then b. abt 1732 per Robert Metzker notes.

Marriage 1 Mary Elizabeth Unknown b: ABT. 1751
Married: ABT. 1770 in PA/VA
Jacob Metsker b: 6 MAR 1771 in VA
Adam Metsker b: 10 MAY 1773 in Washington Co, MD
Mary Metsker b: ABT. 1777
George Metsker b: ABT. 1779 in PA
Michael Metsker b: ABT. 1781 in VA
Rachel Metsker b: 10 DEC 1784 in Huntingdon Twp, Huntingdon Co, PA
David Metsker b: 25 DEC 1787 in PA

201. Mary Elizabeth was born about 1751. She died after 1800.

1800 Census
Name: Metzgar, Widow
Township: Earl
County: Lancaster
State: Pennsylvania
Year: 1800 Roll: M32_39 Page: 66 Image: 36


208. Thomas TILLERY was born on 13 Jun 1731 in North Farnham Parrish, Richmond, VA. [Parents]


Note: "By referring to the court house records in Halifax County, N.C., I find there was a Thomas Tillery who acquired 300 acres on the south side of Conway Creek in the year 1775." (Letter from George Lynch Tillery to Ed Tillery dated October 12, 1931)

Name: Tillery, Hilliard (Ancestry.com - Edgecombe Co, NC Vital Records, 1720-1880)
Birth Date: 1765
Marriage Date: 1861 (Obviously, this is wrong or the birth date is wrong)
Date of Death: During War
Spouse's Name: Hermione D. Ricks
Father: Thomas Tillery ----------------------->>
Location of Death/ Last Known Location: In Hospital
Other Notes/ Race/ Military Information: Co. E, 7th Inf. Reg.
Location of Birth: Craven co., NC...
Children: Thomas, William
Location of Marriage: Edgecombe co., NC

North Carolina Revolutionary War Soldiers (Ancestry.com):
Pierce'S Register
Reference: North Carolina State Records, Clark, Vol. XVI, 1782-1783
page 169
Name and Rank: Tiller, Thos., Pt.
Company: Carter's
Dates of Enlistment and Commission: 31 July '81
Period of Service: 12 mo.
Occurrences: Time out 28 July '82


210. MULL.


212. Leonard WEST was born in 1787 in Tennessee or NC. He died on 14 Sep 1855 in Walnut Creek, Madison Co., North Carolina. He married Mary Polly MCCOY in Buncombe Co, NC. [Parents]

Leonard West Buncombe, NC 1810 Census
1(26-45) - Leonard
2(0-10) - Anne
1(16-26) - Mary Polly

1840 Census - Yancey, NC
1(15-20) - Andrew
2(20-30) - Job, John and/or Benjamin
1(50-60) - Leonard
1(15-20) - Eliza or Jane
1(50-60) - Mary Polly

1850 Census - Yancey Co, NC
Leonard West, 63, TN, farmer
Mary, 62, SC

213. Mary Polly MCCOY was born about 1788 in South Carolina. She died in 1860/1870 in Madison Co, North Carolina.


216. Jacob VANDEVENTER was born on 27 May 1753 in Middlesex, New Brunswick, NJ. He died prob aft 1830. He married Elizabeth BIBLE (BIBB). [Parents]

Source: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=whvande&id=I329

1830 Census
Name: Vandeventer, Jacob
Township: Piscataway
County: Middlesex
State: New Jersey
Year: 1830
Roll: 83 Page: 182

217. Elizabeth BIBLE (BIBB) was born before 1761 in PA or VA.


224. Capt. Thomas ? COOK was born about 1745 in Of Virginia. He died after 1830 in Of Lawrence, TN. He married Margaret JOHNSON. [Parents]

Thomas Cooke foreman, William Bobbett, Dan'l Barrow, Adkin McLamore, George Bledsoe, Benjamin Kimbell, Nicholas Murphey, John Gibbs, Edward Young, George Winston, John Beal, William House, Edward Carlyle, Christopher Foster, Jenkins Deveny, John Edwards, John Bobbett, James Coppedge, Jesse Hunter, Solomon Dossey and David Walker. Bute County, North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1767-1779 9 November 1774

William Cheek, Thomas Harton, John Jackson, Thomas Cooke, Christopher Roberson, Charles Cooke, William Massey, George Brogdon, William Green, William Shearin, Israel Cogwell and Edward Richardson. Bute County, North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1767-1779 15 November 1771

By Virtue of a Commission produced & read from under the hand of his Excellency the Governor, Col'o Philemon Hawkins, Major John Hawkins Jun'r, Cap't Nathaniel Peebles, Cap't Thomas Cooke, Lieut Phil Hawkins Jun'r and Ensign Benjamin Kimball having taken the oaths appointed to be taken by Publick Officers, repeated and subscribed the Test &c. Bute County, North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1767-1779 13 February 1772
William Green Entry taker returned into Court a List of Caveats made and Entered in his office and Ordered to be recorded as P List viz Lawrence Lancaster against William Person &c, Philemon Hawkins against William Faulkner &c, Lidia Massey & James Merony against Mary Massey &c, John Arnold against Aaron Fussell, Philemon Hawkins against Solomon Dorsey &c. Thomas Piner, John Gwinn & Morris Railey ag't James Huckaby; John Richards against Drury - &c, Benjamin Cook against Edward Richardson(?); John Hawkins against James Burk & John - &c; James Merony against William Ball &c, Thomas Cook against Benjamin W-; William Morris against Mich'l Coilins &c; John Christmas against Young McLamore &c; Osborn Jeffreys against George Smith &c; Michael Dent, Osborn Jeffreys &c; Enoch Powell against John Hawkins Jun'r; William Ferrill against John Ferrill &c; Osborn Jeffreys against David Mimms &c; Gibson Martin against John Hogg &c; Stephen Beckham against Merryman Thorn &c; Philemon Hawkins against Osborn Ball &c; Samuel Taylor and Peter Brinkley against Thomas Young &c; Joseph Norris against James Cone &c; Rebecca Perry vs 126 against Thomas Arrendell &c; Burwell Perry against Daniel Potter &c; Philemon Hawkins ag't Samuel Morris &c; Osborn Jeffreys against Jesse Mabry &c; Thomas Person ag't Giles Bowers. Bute County, North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1767-1779 14 August 1778

1790 census
Charles Cook Franklin, NC 1790 (2-3-7) Image 3 - Listed near Thomas (b)
(a) Thomas Cook Franklin, NC 1790 (1-2-3) Image 3
(b) Thomas Cook Franklin, NC 1790 (2-2-2-0-11) Image 3 (11 slaves) - married Amy
Benjamin Cook Franklin, NC 1790 (1-1-7-0-1) Image 3 (1 slave)
John Cook Franklin, NC 1790 (1-0-2) Image 3 - Listed near Thomas (b)
Jacob Cook Franklin, NC 1790 (2-4-3) Image 3
John Cook Franklin, NC 1790 (2-2-5) Image 3
William Cook Franklin, NC 1790 (1-3-8) Image 3
William Cook Franklin, NC 1790 (2-2-8) Image 3
Allen Cook Franklin, NC 1790 (1-0-2) - Image 3
Shemuel Cook Franklin, NC 1790 (1-0-3-0-3) - Image 4
Blanton Cook Franklin, NC 1790 (1-0-3) - Image 4

1800 census
Charles Cook Louisburg, Franklin, NC 1800 (10011-12111) age 45+ Page 447
Elisabeth Cook Louisburg, Franklin, NC 1800 (02100-11010) age 26-45 Page 488
John Cook Louisburg, Franklin, NC 1800 (01201-12001) age 45+ Page 482
Shamael Cook Louisburg, Franklin, NC 1800 (20010-21010) age 26-45 Page 462
Thomas Cook Louisburg, Franklin, NC 1800 (01001-01001) age 45+ Page 455
William Cook Louisburg, Franklin, NC 1800 (32101-12501) 2 lines away from Thomas Page 455
NOTE: The Thomas who married Amy was in Franklin NC in 1790 - he died 1798

A Deed of Bargain & sale from Thomas Cook to John Huckaby for 680 acres dated the 3d day of November 1767, Ack'd. M. O. R. Bute County, North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1767-1779 Second Tuesday in February 1768

225. Margaret JOHNSON was born in Scotland.


232. Robert HUDDLESTON was born in 1739 in Buckingham Co, Virginia. He died about 10 Jan 1773 in Spotsylvania, Virginia. He married Elizabeth CARTER. [Parents]

Robert Huddleston found in:
Genealogical Records: Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850
Date: Oct 16, 1770 Location: Spotsylvania Co., VA Record ID: 45081 Description: Grantor's deceased Father Book Page: G Property: 113 a. in Berkeley Par., Spts. Co. Notes: This land record was originally published in "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800, Volume I" edited by William Armstrong Crozier.

Robt. Huddleston found in:
Genealogical Records: Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850
Date: Jan 10, 1773 Location: Spotsylvania Co., VA Record ID: 45276 Description: Deceased former owner Book Page: H Property: 113 a. in Berkeley Par., Caroline Co. Remarks: Robert Huddleston of Berkeley Par., Spts. Co., and Elizabeth, his wife, to Elijah Dismukes of Drisdale Par., Caroline Co. £40 curr. 113 a. in Berkeley Par., Caroline Co, conveyed by John Huddleston, heir-at-law of Robt. Huddleston, Decd., to the sd. Robt. Huddleston. No date of Record. Notes: This land record was originally published in "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800, Volume I" edited by William Armstrong Crozier.

Robt. Huddleston found in:
Genealogical Records: Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850
Date: Sep 18, 1766 Location: Spotsylvania Co., VA Record ID: 44815 Description: Witness Book Page: G Property: 95 a. in Spts. Co. on both sides Robinson's Swamp. Remarks: George Carter of Buckingham Co. to his brother John Carter of Spts. Co. £30 curr. 95 a. in Spts. Co. on both sides Robinson's Swamp. 2 Feb 1767. Notes: This land record was originally published in "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800, Volume I" edited by William Armstrong Crozier.

233. Elizabeth CARTER was born in 1747 in Buckingham, Virginia. [Parents]


234. Anthony WINSTON was born on 29 Sep 1723 in Hanover, Virginia. He died on 29 Jul 1783 in Buckingham, Virginia. He married Sarah ANN about 1763. [Parents]

Colonial Virginia Source Records, 1600s-1700s
Listed in: Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-1787
Page number: 139
Anthony Winston Sr. Buck.
Anthony Winston Jr. Buck.
Edmond Winston Camp.
Isaac Winston Gooch.
John Winston Loui.
Nathaniel Winston Caro.
Peter Winston Hen.
Samuel Winston Carol.
Wm. Overton Winston Camp.

ID: I2143 Name: Anthony WINSTON Surname: Winston Given Name: Anthony Sex: M Birth: 29 Sep 1723 in , Hanover, Virginia Death: 29 Jul 1783 in , Buckingham, Virginia

Sources of information: The Winstons by Alfred Winston- 1992 Birth: Marr: Death: F- Isaac Winston M- Mrs Isaac Winston S- (1) Alice Taylor (2) Ann or Nancy Notes: He was a judge and an uncle to Patrick Henry (ref. letter of Peter Francisco, a foundling discovered on the wharf at City Point, Hopewell Va who was turned over to Judge Anthony Winston and was raised by the Judge and his family. He became a Revolutionary War hero.) Judge Winston lived in Buckingham County at his home "Hunting Tower" located near the vilage of New Store. A description of his home is found in the book "A Courthouse Burned" by Pennington and Scott. A scale model of it is at the clerks office Buckingham County. His arm was known as "Huntington." He represented Buckingham County in the House of Representatives at Williamsburg in 1765 when Patrick Henry was opposing the Stamp Act imposed by the British. Tax list indicates death year and widow and 3 children (tithables)

235. Sarah ANN was born about 1745 in of Hanover, Virginia.


236. Lt. Col. Charles LEWIS died on 10 Oct 1774 in Rev. War. Battle at Big Kanawah River.

Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850
Chas. Lewis Mar 22, 1760 Augusta Co., VA Witness
Chas., Jr. Lewis Mar 3, 1764 Spotsylvania Co., VA Witness
Col. Charles Lewis Mar 2, 1775 Augusta Co., VA Deceased landowner
Col. Charles Lewis Mar 2, 1775 Augusta Co., VA Decedent
Col. Charles Lewis Sep 13, 1775 Augusta Co., VA Decedent
Samuel Lewis Feb 11, 1766 Augusta Co., VA Mentioned
Samuel Lewis Mar 14, 1768 Augusta Co., VA Mentioned
Samuel Lewis Mar 15, 1785 Augusta Co., VA Surety
Samuel Lewis May 22, 1761 Augusta Co., VA Mentioned

Genealogical Records: Early Tennessee Settlers, 1700s-1900s
Listed in: Some Tennessee Heroes of the Revolution
Page number: 135
Jacob Gillespie....entered service June 1774 in Augusta Co, Virginia under
Col. Andrew Lewis, Lt. Col. Charles Lewis. Lt. Col. Chas. Lewis was killed in the
battle at Big Kanawah River, Oct. 10, 1774.


240. Elijah SMALLWOOD Sr. was born about 1735/1740 in Charles Co, Maryland. He died about 1810 in Surry Co., NC. He married Sarah before 1763. [Parents]

Kentucky Land Grants
Smalwood, Elijah 200 33 10-17-1848 Harlan Wolf Cr
Smalwood, E 75 37 1- 7-1850 Rockcastle Round Stone Cr

Could this be another daughter of Elijah?
NC marriage records:
Joseph Collins Dillaney Smallwood 13 September 1818 Surry Co NC

Surry Co. Court Minutes 1768-1785 Volume I
3 May 1772 mentioned Elijah Smallwood vs William Forkner (no details)
14 May 1779 county divided into districts and justices and constables appointed – Elijah Smallwood appointed but not clear whether he is justice or constable. Also Elijah selected for jury duty.
15 Nov 1781 Elijah Smallwood selected for jury duty.
1785 Elijah Smallwood appointed constable or justice again.

Surry Co. Court Minutes 1786-1789 Volume II
15 Aug 1786 Deed – Elijah Smallwood to Sarah Smallwood (I wonder why this wasn’t in the Deed Books?)
18 Aug 1787 Elijah Smallwood claimed bounty for killing seven young wolves.
16 Feb 1788 Elijah Smallwood witness
11 Aug 1789 John Smallwood et al to oversee road improvements

Surry Co. Lost Tax Lists 1796-1800
1796-1800 Elijah Smallwood, Sr. 200 acres
1796-1800 John Smallwood 25 acres
1797 Elijah Smallwood, Jr. 150 acres
1799 Elijah Smallwood, Jr. 300 acres

Elijah, Sr. and Jr. and John also shown in the 1790-1795 tax lists.

North Carolina State Archives
Database Source County Records (Hertford - Yancey)
Smallwood, Elijah
Title: Smallwood, Elijah
Years: 1810
Call Number: WB-3/96(AR )
MARS Id: (Item)
Scope / Contents:
Recorded Copy: WB-3/96 (WB = Will Book)
Original: AR (Original will is in the North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh.)
Location where will was probated: Surry County (N. C.)
Index Terms: Geographic Names:
Surry County (N. C.)
Personal Names:
Smallwood, Elijah

Surry County, North Carolina Will Abstracts
3:96a. Will of Elijah Smallwood, 1 Nov. 1810. Wife Sarah to be exr. Wit: Drew Smyth, Nancy Smallwood, Eliza Smallwood. Prvd by Smallwoods. Rec. Nov. Ct. 1810. [Note: his name appears on the 1771 Surry Co. tax list. On the 1774 Surry tax list he has 1 poll in Martin Armstrong's Co. The 1782 tax list shows him with 300 a. The 1785 Surry Co. tax list of Capt. Willis's Dist. shows Elijah Smallwood with 200 a., 1 wp. The following year John Smallwood is also taxed for 1 wp, no acreage. Land entry #913, 11 Nov. 1778, Elijah Smallwood enters 100 a. on Dow Little Creek on the S side of the Piney Mountain "including my own improvement"; Land entry #828, 11 Nov. 1778, enters 100 a. on head of Beaver Creek on a fork called Flat Branch In Due Littles Gap, including an improvement made by Richard May; #1445, n.d. 100 a. on Beaver Creek adj his former entry. 1790 Surry Co. Census p. 186 - Elijah Smallwood family, Elijah, Jr. family and John Smallwood family.]
Sent by a Smallwood researcher

Smallwood, Elijah
State: NC
County: Surry Co.
Census/Enumeration year: 1771

1790 Census - Surry Co, NC
Elijah Smallwood
MALES: 2 over 16, 1 under 16

1800 Census Salisbury, Surry, NC
Elijah Smallwood SR
MALES: 1(0-10),1(10-16),1(16-26),0,1(45+)
FEMALES: 1(0-10),0,2(16-26),0,1(45+)
Elijah Smallwood Jr. (20010-10010)
?? Smallwood (00010-01010)
John Smallwood (01010-01010)

1810 Census - Surry Co NC
Elijah Smallwood Sr
Elijah Smallwood, Sr. 658
Males: 1(0-10) 1(10-16) 1(45+)
Females: 1(0-10) 2(26-45) 1(45+)
William Smallwood - could this be another son of Elijah?
Males: 5 1 0 1(26-45) 0
Females: 0 0 1(16-26) 0 1(45+)

Will filed with Surry Co in 1810

1790 Surry Co Tax List
Elijah Smallwood, 200 acres

1777 Surry NC Tax Lists - "Jabez JARVIS District" (Excerpted):
3rd Sheet:
Also on this list: Willoughby Broughton and Job Broughton

241. Sarah died after 1810.


244. Job BROUGHTON was born on 30 Oct 1750 in Brunswick Co., VA. He died on 27 Mar 1837 in Hammond, Knox Co., KY. He was buried in Friendship Church Cemetery, Knox Co., KY. He married Mary "Molly" LEWIS OR WOODARD on 26 Jun 1774. [Parents]

Kentucky 1835 Pension Rolls
AGE 79

CEMETERIES: Stinking Creek Cemetery, Hammons, Knox County, Kentucky
Contributed to the USGW Kentucky Archives by:
The Knox County GenWeb Page
Date: Sunday, March 14, 1999
BROUGHTON, Job 10/30/1750 03/27/1837 Rev. War Private
BROUGHTON, Mary 1756 1840
BROUGHTON, S. William 12/04/1787 12/24/1854
BROUGHTON, Elizabeth 1789 1875
BROUGHTON, Henry 1840 1854
BROUGHTON, John 1806 1870
BROUGHTON, Sarah Payne 1806 1870

Job Broughton, Pvt., served in Stephen Herd's fort in Wilkes County, Ga., "In fall of 1781 I was discharged and moved back to North Carolina, and on the road heard the firing at the Battle of Eutaw Springs. For my services as a minute man I was promised $8 per month, full rations for myself and my wife. The rations got best, as for the money I never got it, and if I had it would have taken $500 to buy a half pint of whiskey."

Knox County KY Rev War Pension Records:
BROUGHTON, Job, Pvt. Of Infantry & Cavalry, GA Militia, 9 Sept 1833, $60, age 79.

AGE 79

Job was a veteran of the Revolution, serving around the period 1775-1776. He and his wife were living in Surry County, North Carolina when he fought in the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge against the Tories on February 27, 1776. They moved to Wilkes County, Georgia on or around February 24, 1777. Here he re-entered the service and was stationed at Stephen Herd's Fort in 1777 and served until 1781. During this time he served as a Minuteman and was a spy for some 18 months, and later participated in the seige of Savannah.

Job later moved his family to Buncombe County, North Carolina, where he owned land on Choats Creek. They later moved to Knox County, Kentucky.

Kentucky Lineage by Broughton - page 58-59. "I volunteered under Colonel Martin Armstrong, Captain Jabes Jarvis, Lt. James Freeman, and an ensign (not remembered) for a tour of six weeks. I lived at that time in Surry County, North Carolina, on the Yadkin River. We marched from the shallow ford on the Yadkin where we rendevouzed to the crossroad, as it was called then, now Randolph Courthouse, where we joined Col. Martin with the troops he commanded. Thence to Campbelltown on Cape Fear, a distance of 160 miles from where I lived. There we were stationed until we were discharged........

During this year (1775) I volunteered several times to go against the Tories, but they were each of short duration, not exceeding 10 or 15 days."

Fought at the Battle of Moore's Bridge in Surry County, North Carolina on February 27, 1776.

1777 Surry NC Tax Lists - "Jabez JARVIS District" (Excerpted):

1790 Federal Census -
Name: Job Broughton
Township: Not Stated
County: Surry
State: NC
Year: 1790
Roll: M637_7
Page: 185
Image: 0297
Males: 1 over 16, 3 under 16
Females: 1
Living nearby: John Moore
Males: 2 over 16, 3 under 16
Females: 7
Living in same county:
Elijah Smallwood Not Stated, Surry, NC 1790
John Smallwood Not Stated, Surry, NC 1790

1800 Federal Census -
Name: Broughton, Job
Township: Morgan
County: Buncombe
State: North Carolina
Year: 1800
Roll: M32_29
Page: 160
Image: 70
Males: 0 1(10-16) 2(16-26) 1(26-45) 0
Females: 0 0 1(16-26) 1(26-45) 0

Jessie Broughton Not Stated, Buncombe, NC 1810 (20010-20100) age 26-45
William Broughton Not Stated, Buncombe, NC 1810 (10100-00100) age 16-26
Woodard Broughton Not Stated, Buncombe, NC 1810 (21010-20010) age 26-45
Job Brougton Not Stated, Buncombe, NC 1810 (00001-10001) age 45+

1810 Federal Census - Clay Co, Kentucky
Job or Joe Broughton - Is this a different Job Broughton or was he counted twice?
Males: 0 0 0 0 1(45+)
Females: 1(0-10) 0 0 0 1(45+)
William Broughton (10100-00100) age 16-26 - counted twice?

1820 Census - Stinking Creek, Knox, KY
Jobe Broughton
Males: 1 over 45
Females: 1 over 45
Arthur Edwards Stinking Creek,Knox,KY 1820
John Edwards Stinking Creek,Knox,KY 1820
Will Edwards Stinking Creek,Knox,KY 1820
John Lawson Stinking Creek,Knox,KY 1820

1830 Census - Laurel Co, KY
2(0-5) - J. N., Hezekiah III
2(5-10) - James, John
1(30-40) - Hezekiah
Females: 0 0 0 0 1(20-30) - Elizabeth
Next door: Samuel Owens 1 2 0 0 1(20-30) - 1 0 0 0 1
On other side: Woodward Broughton
Next to Samuel Owens: William Owens 0 0 0 0 1(20-30) - 1 0 0 1
On Same Page: Job Brotten 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1(70-80) - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1(70-80)

Broughton, Job Knox, KY 1835 N/A
Broughton, Job Unknown Townships, Knox, KY 1830

Burial: Friendship Church Cemetery, Knox Co., KY
Event: Military Service Revolutionary War; Private; Infantry & Cavalry, GA Militia
REFN: 6309
Revolutionary War Soldier:
Report from thr Secretary of War in relation to the pension establishment
of the US 1835
AGE 79
Knox County Kinfolk in the Revolutionary War
Job Broughton's Pension Papers, #W8395
"Broughton Genealogy" by Mrs. Lillian B. Creech:
"The pension papers of Job Broughton, my great great grandfather, are as
revealing as a visit to the past because they give such a vivid account
of his entire life.
He was born October 30, 1755, at Brunswick, Virginia, and married June
26, 1774. However, Mary, his wife, stated after his death that she
thought they married in 1772.
They went to Surrey County, North Carolina in the spring of 1775, where
he volunteered for service in the Revolutionary War under Colonel Martin
Armstrong, Captain Jabes Jarvis, and Lieutenant James Freeman.
There was an uprising of the Scotch in North Carolina to aid the British,
so the patriots mustered forces, marched across a shallow ford of the
Yadkin, and then rendezvoused at a crossroad, later known as Randolph
Courthouse. There they joined the forces of Colonel Martin Armstrong and
marched 160 miles to Campbelltown on Cape Fear. News reached them that
Caswell (or Lazwell) had defeated the uprising and this prevented them
from going any further.
Later in the year of 1775, he volunteered several more times to go
against the Tories, but each siege was of short duration.
On February 24, 1777, he removed his family to Wilkes County, Georgia.
Then that fall he enrolled as a minute man and took up quarters at
Stephen Herd's Fort.
The troops were divided into three groups: one marching against the
British, Tories, and Indians; one acting as spies; and the third guarding
the Fort and protecting the women when they went out to get milk or get
water at the spring.
Richard Austin was his Captain a short while, but was wounded
accidentally by one of his own men. At Captain Austin's death, he was
replaced by Captain Richard Herd.
Job Broughton was ordered out as a spy for 18 months, but was released
from service, not duty, before the entire period terminated.
Another important service during this period was to help besiege
Savannah. He served 31 days during this encounter under General
Linkhorn, Colonel John Doolie, and Captain John Stewart.
This was the only large engagement he participated in, but made many
skirmishes against the Indians while at Herd's Fort.
He remembers seeing General McIntosh, Count D'Estany, and Count Pulaski
sitting on a log when a cannonball hit. The log split but no one was
He received his discharge in the fall of 1781 and removed his family to
Bute County, North Carolina, which has now been divided into Warren and
Franklin Counties. Fighting was still going on at this time because he
stated that he could hear guns firing as they traveled along.
He spent several years in North Carolina and then came to Kentucky 25
years prior to August 26, 1833, the date he made application for a
pension, and had resided 13 of those years on Goose Creek, Knox County,
He stated that he could verify his age by the family Bible which was in
the possession of his sister, Winny Davis, in Surry County, North
On August 12, 1838, his widow, Mary Broughton, made a declaration that
she was 82 years old, and that he had died March 27, 1837. She said that
their 52-year old son, William Broughton, had been made administrator and
that she was making her home with him on Stinking Creek, Knox County,


CEMETERIES: Stinking Creek Cemetery, Hammons, Knox County, Kentucky
Knox County GenWeb:
BROUGHTON, Job 10/30/1750 03/27/1837 Rev. War Private
BROUGHTON, Mary 1756 1840
BROUGHTON, S. William 12/04/1787 12/24/1854
BROUGHTON, Elizabeth 1789 1875
BROUGHTON, Henry 1840 1854
BROUGHTON, John 1806 1870
BROUGHTON, Sarah Payne 1806 1870
Kentucky Land Grants (as per FTM CD650, part 1, Chapter VI, 1816-1873):

50 Acres (Book I, Pg. 327) Survey Date - 8 March 1821, Knox Co.: Goose Creek

245. Mary "Molly" LEWIS OR WOODARD was born on 10 Mar 1756 in North Carolina. She died in 1840 in Knox Co., KY. She was buried in Friendship Church Cemetery, Knox Co., KY.

Pension Application (Abstract of Pension Papers of Soldiers of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Indian Wars Who Settled in Knox County Kentucky, Compiled by Annie Walker Burns, 1835):
On the 12th day of August, 1838, Mary Broughton, aged 82, on 10th March next, and a resident of Stinking Creek, about 17 miles of Barbourville seat of Justice in Knox County Kentucky and made statement that she is a widow of John (Job) Broughton who was a private in the Revolutionary (war). She also declares that she was married to John (Job) Broughton in 1782 and that her husband died March 27, 1837; that she has been a widow ever since. That she is unable by bodily infirmity to go to the Court House when court is in session and knows of no one living by whom she can prove her marriage.

F. Adams, J.P.


246. Abram or Abraham ? BLUFORD OR BUFORD.

It is notproven that Abraham/Abram Buford / Bluford was the father of Elizabeth Bluford but he was living in Strinking Creek, KY just before the time that the Broughtons were there. He is the only Bluford / Buford listed. It is not known if he was the same Col. Abraham Bluford who led the troops in the Rev. War.

Alphabetical List of Officers of the Continental Army
Fifteenth Virginia
page 131
Buford, Abraham (Va). Major 14th Virginia, 13th November, 1776; Lieutenant-Colonel 5th Virginia, 1st April, 1777; Colonel 15th May, 1778; transferred to 11th Virginia, 14th September, 1778; transferred to 3d Virginia, 12th February, 1781, and served to close of war. (Died 30th June, 1833.)

Name: Abram Col BUFORD
Cemetery: Cem
Location: Georgetown, Scott Co KY 20
Reference: Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.1, p. Serial: 7783; Volume: 5

Abraham Buford Biography

BUFORD, Abraham, soldier, born in Virginia; died in Scott County, Kentucky, 29 June, 1833. He was appointed colonel of Morgan's llth Virginia regiment, 16 May, 1778. On 29 May, 1780, his command was surprised and massacred by Col. Tarleton's at Waxhaw Creek. They had set out for Charleston to relieve General Lincoln, but, hearing of his surrender, were on the return march. Tarleton's men surrounded the force, which consisted of 400 infantry and a small detachment of cavalry, with 700 cavalry and mounted infantry. While parleying, the British commander prepared for an attack, which was carried out so suddenly, when Col. Buford refused the offered terms, that the continental troops were thrown into confusion and were killed without quarter by the British. " Tarleton's quarter" after that came to be a synonym for barbarity.


About nine miles north of the present Lancaster Court House, and between twenty and twenty-three miles above Hanging Rock, upon the Waxhaw Creek, the regiment of Colonel Abraham Buford was massacred by Tarleton on the twenty-ninth of May, 1780. Sir Henry Clinton took possession of Charleston on the twelfth, and immediately commenced measures for securing the homage of the whole state. He sent out three large detachments of his army. The first and largest, under Cornwallis, was ordered toward the frontiers of North Carolina; the second, under Lieutenant-colonel Cruger, was directed to pass the Saluda, to Ninety-Six; and the third, under Lieutenant-colonel Brown, was ordered up the Savannah, to Augusta. Soon after he had passed the Santee, Cornwallis was informed that parties of Americans who had come into South Carolina, and had hurried toward Charleston to assist Lincoln, were as hastily retreating. Among these was Colonel Buford. His force consisted of nearly four hundred Continental infantry, a small detachment of Washington’s cavalry, and two field-pieces. He had evacuated Camden, and, in fancied security, was retreating leisurely toward Charlotte, in North Carolina. Cornwallis resolved to strike Buford, if possible, and, for that purpose, he dispatched Tarleton, with seven hundred men, consisting of his cavalry and mounted infantry. That officer marched one hundred and five miles in fifty-four hours, and came up with Buford upon the Waxhaw. Impatient of delay, he had left his mounted infantry behind, and with only his cavalry, he almost surrounded Buford before that officer was aware of danger. Tarleton demanded an immediate surrender upon the terms granted to the Americans at Charleston. Those terms were humiliating, and Buford refused compliance. 14 While the flags for conference were passing and repassing, Tarleton, contrary to military rules, was making preparations for an assault, and the instant he received Buford’s reply, his cavalry made a furious charge upon the American ranks. Having received no orders to defend themselves, and supposing the negotiations were yet pending, the Continentals were utterly dismayed by this charge. All was confusion, and while some fired upon their assailants, others threw down their arms and begged for quarter. None was given and men without arms were hewn in pieces by Tarleton’s cavalry. One hundred and thirteen were slain; one hundred and fifty were so maimed as to be unable to travel; and fifty-three were made prisoners, to grace the triumphal entry of the conqueror into Camden. Only five of the British were killed, and fifteen wounded. The whole of Buford’s artillery, ammunition, and baggage, fell into the hands of the enemy. For this savage feat, Cornwallis eulogized Tarleton, and commended him to the ministry as worthy of special favor. It was nothing less than a cold-blooded massacre; and Tarleton’s quarter became proverbial as a synonym to cruelty. The liberal press, and all right-minded men in England, cried shame.

After the battle, a large number of the wounded were taken to the log meeting-house of the Waxhaw Presbyterian congregation, where they were tenderly nursed by a few who had the boldness to remain, With the defeat of Buford, every semblance of a Continental army in South Carolina was effaced. This terrible blow spread consternation over that region, and women and children were seen flying from their homes to seek refuge from British cruelty in more distant settlements. Among the fugitives was the widowed mother of Andrew Jackson (the seventh President of the United States), who, with her two sons, Robert and Andrew, took refuge in the Sugar Creek congregation, at the house of the widow of the Reverend J. M. Wilson, near Charlotte. This was the first practical lesson of hatred to tyranny which young Jackson learned, and it doubtless had an abiding influence upon his future life.
Death at the Waxhaws

May 29, 1780

Nearly every war produces one or more actions which are remembered
more for their atrocious nature than military genius. The engagement
known as Buford's Massacre is one such battle. "Bloody Tarleton" and
"Tarleton's Quarter" are two phrases that were born at this battle and
are still well known today.

Colonel Abraham Buford was traveling from Virginia toward Charleston in
command of 380 Virginia Continentals and Colonel William Washington's
cavalry with the intention of reinforcing the city's defenses. However,
when news reached him that Charleston had fallen, he turned his small force
toward North Carolina. He collected what stores he could carry from
Camden and pushed on toward Salisbury, North Carolina.

Upon learning of Buford, Lieutenant General Charles Lord Cornwallis
detached Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton with about 270 soldiers
consisting of dragoons, infantry, and artillery to destroy Buford's
force. As he neared his foe, Tarleton dispatched a messenger to offer him terms
similar to those accepted by Lincoln at Charleston. Rejecting the
opportunity to surrender, Buford continued toward North Carolina.

When overtaken by Tarleton's dragoons Buford's rear guard was quickly
routed. When the main forces met, Buford's remaining forces were
virtually wiped out in a matter of minutes. His losses were 113 killed, 150
wounded, many of these died soon after, and 53 prisoners. Most of those escaping
were mounted.

Accounts of the battle vary. Few who have written of the engagement were
actually there. Some claim Buford was tricked and his men were cut down
after being offered quarter. Another account has Buford's men resuming
their arms and starting the bloodshed. Still another has Buford holding
fire until the dragoons were upon him, thus preventing any hope of a second
volley. Still another cites this as proof of the superiority of cavalry over infantry.

"I have cut 170 officers and men to pieces." Tarleton stated in a letter
to Cornwallis. An American officer who saw the wounded stated that the
average number of wounds was 16 to each man. One man who survived the
battle received 23 wounds. There is an account of a minister who was
helping bury the dead and was ordered to place a man still living into
the mass grave. When he refused, a British soldier raised his musket and
shot the soldier. The minister, his hand being between them, had one of his
fingers carried away by the shot.

After the battle the wounded were loaded onto wagons and taken to
Waxhaw Presbyterian Church. The dead were buried in the mass graves.
One holding 84 dead is marked by a ring of loose stones; another grave
holding 25 others is unmarked and at present its location is unknown.

The battle, apart from military significance, skill or error, brought
those who may have been indifferent to the war out to fight the British and
proved the people who settled this land were not to be coerced. The
echoes of battle reverberated into the South Carolina back country and
beyond. The result was an armed citizenry defeating the most powerful
army in the world in battle after battle across the South.

In 1860 a monument was erected with the following inscription:

Erected to the memory and honor of the brave and patriotic
American soldiers who fell in the battle which occurred at this
place on the 20th May 1780 between Col. Abraham Buford who
commanded a regiment of 350 Virginians and Col. Tarleton of the
British Army with 250 Cavalry and a like number of Infantry. Nearly
the entire command of Col. Buford was either killed or wounded,
84 gallant soldiers are buried in this grave. They left their homes
for the relief of Charleston, but hearing at Camden of the
surrender of that city, were returning. Here their lives were ended
in the service of their country.

The battle site is located on SC Hwy 522 one quarter mile south of SC
Hwy 9 between Lancaster and Pageland at what is known locally as Buford's

Written By Teddy Johnson III
II SC Regt.
Prepared by Charles M. Wallace
II SC Regt.

Leckie, Robert. George Washington's War. NY: Harper Collins Publishers,
Power, Tracy J. ""The Virtue of Humanity Was Totally Forgot": Buford's
Massacre, May 29th, 1780". South Carolina Historical Magazine, January
1992, p. 5.

(some snipped data)
On 29 May 1780, just 17 days after the surrender of Charleston British
Lieutenant-Colonnel BANASTRE TARLETON, an enterprising young officer of
CLINTON's command suprised and slaughtered at the "Waxhaws" near the
NC. with 700 cavalry and mounted infantry, the old 11th Virginia line,
commanded by Colonel Abraham BUFORD, arriving too late to reinforce the
garrison of Charleston, had retreated toward the north-east of the
state, they were the last "Continental" unit in South Carolina. Colonel Abrham
BUFORD himself, and a few who were mounted, about a 100 of the infantry,
saved themselves by flight. The rest, making no resistance, vainly sued
for quarter. None was granted. A 113 were killed on the spot; a 150 were too
badly hacked to be moved; 53 only could be brought into Camden, SC. as
prisoners. The tidings of this massacre, borne through the southern
forests, excited horror and anger; but Lieut-Col. Banastre TARLETON
received from Lord CORNWALLIS the highest encomiums.

The capture of Charleston, SC. suspended all resistance to the British
army. The men of Beaufort, of Ninety-Six, and of Camden capitulated under the
promise of security, believing that they were to be treated as neutrals
or as prisoners on parole. The attempt was now made to force the men of
Carolina into active service in the British army, and so to become the
instruments of their own subjection.

On the 3rd. of June, 1780 Sir HENRY CLINTON, by a proclamation which he
alone signed, cut up British authority in Carolina by the roots. He
required all the inhabitants of the province, even those outside of Charleston
"who were now prisoners on parole," to take an active part in securing the
royal government. "Should they neglect to return to their allegiance," so ran
the proclamation, "they will be treated as rebels to the government of the
king." He never reflected that many who accepted protection from fear or
convenience did so in the expectation of living in a state of
neutrality, and that they might say: "If we must fight, let us fight on the side of our
friends, of our countrymen, of America." On the eve of his departure for New York
he reported to GERMAIN: "The inhabitants from every quarter declare their
allegiance to the king, and offer their services in arms. There are few men
in South Carolina who are not either our prisoners or in arms with us."

Abstracts of pensions, soldiers of the Revolution, 1812 & Indian wars, who settled on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River. (ancestry.com)
Refers to Capt. Cole's Company and Col. Bluford's Regiment. He was defeated by the British at Hanging Rock in South Carolina.

Alternate spelling: Beauford, Bluford, Burford, Buford

Possible relatives of Elizabeth:
Henry Bluford Fayette, NC 1790 Census (Page 37)
Henry Bluford Laurel Co, KY 1830 Census (1 male age 20-30) could be Elizabeth's brother or nephew

It is not known if Abraham Bluford was related to Elizabeth:

Virginia Soldiers of 1776, Vol. 1
Data Concerning Quarles Family.
From Chalkieys Abstracts of Augusta, Vol. II., p. 493. Wilson Roberts made declaration, Oct. 12, 1832; that he was born in Albemarle Co. May 13, 1762; that he volunteered under Lieut. Robert Jouett; was in Division commanded by Lieut. or Capt. Howard of Baltimore afterwards in Regt. of Col. Abraham Burford (called Bluford), Brigade of Genl. Scott; was at Hanging Rock, or Warsaw Settlement when Blu-ford was defeated by Tarleton, May 29, 1780, only 25% of his Regt. escaped.

Scots-Irish in Virginia, Vol. 2
page 493
Wilson Roberts' Declaration, October 12th, 1832: Born in Albemarle, May 13th, 1762; volunteered under Lieutenant Robert Jouett; was in the Division commanded by Lieut. or Capt. Howard, of Baltimore, afterwards in the Regiment of Col. Abraham Burford (called Bluford), Brigade of General Scott; at Hanging Rock, or Warsaw Settlement, Bluford was defeated by Tarlton, May 29th, 1780; only 25 per cent of his Regiment escaped. In 1781 he was drafted under Capt. Robert Sharp and was present at Cornwallis' surrender; was discharged by Capt. Falkner of the Virginia Militia. Thomas Burton testifies that he was a fellow soldier with Roberts.

[p.5] Kentucky Counties in 1790
page 13
Bluford, Abram Mercer County 3/28/1789

State: KY
County: Mercer County
Township: No Township Listed
Year: 1789
Record Type: Tax list
Page: 045
Database: KY Early Census Index

Kentucky Land Grants:
Buford, Abraham 750 11 7-22-1786 Lincoln S Fk Stinking Cr
Buford, Abraham 1,000 11 7-21-1786 Lincoln Stinking Cr
Buford, Abraham 750 11 7-22-1786 Lincoln Stinking Cr
Buford, Ahraham 1,000 11 7-21-1786 Lincoln Stinking Cr
Buford, Abraham 1,500 15 9-25-1798 Lincoln N Fk Stinking Cr

Buford, Abraham 5,008 1/2 2 5-15-1784 Jefferson Chaplins Fk
Buford, Abraham 1,000 2 7-21-1784 Lincoln Br Rowling Fk
Buford, Col Abraham 1,000 9 3-29-1786 Military Whippowill Cr
Buford, Abraham 6,400 9 1-11-1786 Fayette Ohio R
Buford, Abraham 10,000 11 1- 9-1786 Fayette Fk of Big Bone Cr
Buford, Abraham 300 11 4-26-1785 Lincoln N Fk Rolling Fk
Buford, Abraham 707 11 11-25-1784 Jefferson Rock Lick Cr
Buford, Abraham 1,000 11 7-20-1786 Lincoln Cumberland R
Buford, Abraham 750 11 7-22-1786 Lincoln S Fk Stinking Cr
Buford, Abraham 1,000 11 7-21-1786 Lincoln Stinking Cr
Buford, Abraham 750 11 7-22-1786 Lincoln Stinking Cr
Buford, Abraham 1,000 5 11-25-1791 Military Little Muddy Cr
Buford, Abraham 340 7 12- 3-1794 Military Muddy R
Buford, Abraham 1,000 7 11-27-1796 Military Big Barren R
Buford, Abraham 10,000 10 9-29-1797 Montgomery State Cr
Buford, Abraham 123 1/2 11 4-21-1797 Mercer Elk Lick
Buford, Abraham 1,000 11 11- 1-\1797 Military Little R
Buford, Abraham 281 12 4-20-1797 Mercer None
Buford, Abraham 2,000 12 11-30-1797 Franklin Big Benson Cr
Buford, Abram 1,000 13 11-16-1796 Military Spring Cr
Buford, Abraham 700 14 9-28-1798 Green Brush Cr
Buford, Abraham 500 14 9-29-1798 Green Camp Cr
Buford, Abraham 500 14 9-25-1798 Green N Fk Pitman Cr
Buford, Abraham 400 14 10-23-1797 Lincoln Cumberland R
Buford, Abraham 1,000 15 12- 4-1797 Military Goose Cr
Buford, Abraham 1,500 15 9-25-1798 Lincoln N Fk Stinking Cr
Buford, Abraham 1,000 15 9-26-1798 Lincoln Cumberland R
Buford, Abraham 666 16 11-29-1797 Military Cumberland R
Buford, Abraham 250 16 11-21-1796 Military W Fk Red R


248. John MOORE was born about 1678 in Prince George, VA. He married Mary. [Parents]

ID: I2151
Name: John MOORE 1 2
Sex: M
Birth: ABT 1678 in Prince George, VA
Death: 14 JUL 1753 in Brunswick, VA
Burial: St. Andrews Parish, Brunswick, VA
Change Date: 26 JUL 2001
Father: Richard MOORE
Mother: Elizabeth ORRICK
Marriage 1 Mrs. Mary MOORE
George MOORE b: 23 NOV 1732 in Bristol Parish, Prince George County, Virginia
Drury MOORE b: in VA
John MOORE b: 9 MAY 1735 in VA

249. Mary.


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