James Thomas Bradley II1

M, ID# 3361, (1900 - 1980)
     James Thomas Bradley II was born in 1900 at Alabama. He married Agatha Deaver a 1925. James Thomas Bradley II died in 1980 at Alabama.

Child of James Thomas Bradley II and Agatha Deaver

Citations

  1. [S555] Rita Talton Barrett Research.

Agatha Deaver1

F, ID# 3362, (a 1905 - )
     Agatha Deaver was born a 1905. She married James Thomas Bradley II a 1925.

Child of Agatha Deaver and James Thomas Bradley II

Citations

  1. [S555] Rita Talton Barrett Research.

Leanna Weathers1

F, ID# 3363, (c 1791 - 1846)
Father:James Weathers (a 1754 - 1810)
Mother:Jemima "Gimime" (Unknown) (a 1760 - )
     Leanna Weathers was born c 1791 at Lincoln Co, North Carolina. She was the daughter of James Weathers and Jemima "Gimime" (Unknown). Leanna Weathers married Peter Bess on 8 Dec 1810 at Lincoln Co, North Carolina. Leanna Weathers died in 1846 at Lincoln Co, North Carolina.
      Leanna Weathers' brother-in-law Samuel Hawkins signed her marriage bond. By 1840 Leanna, age 40 - 49, was on the Lower Regiment, Lincoln Co, NC census as a widow with 1 male age 30 - 39 and 2 females age 10 -14.

Citations

  1. [S695] John Weathers b1725 Records.

Peter Bess1

M, ID# 3364, (a 1785 - 1832)
     Peter Bess was born a 1785. He married Leanna Weathers, daughter of James Weathers and Jemima "Gimime" (Unknown), on 8 Dec 1810 at Lincoln Co, North Carolina. Peter Bess died in 1832 at Lincoln Co, North Carolina.

Citations

  1. [S695] John Weathers b1725 Records.

Franky Weathers1

F, ID# 3365, (a 1793 - )
Father:James Weathers (a 1754 - 1810)
Mother:Jemima "Gimime" (Unknown) (a 1760 - )
     Franky Weathers was born a 1793 at Lincoln Co, North Carolina. She was the daughter of James Weathers and Jemima "Gimime" (Unknown). Franky Weathers married John Smith on 1 May 1811 at Lincoln Co, North Carolina.

Citations

  1. [S695] John Weathers b1725 Records.

Unknown Weathers

M, ID# 3366, (a 1784 - )
Father:James Weathers (a 1754 - 1810)
Mother:Jemima "Gimime" (Unknown) (a 1760 - )
     Unknown Weathers was born a 1784. He was the son of James Weathers and Jemima "Gimime" (Unknown).

Jemima "Gimmie" Weathers1

F, ID# 3367, (a 1800 - )
Father:James Weathers (a 1754 - 1810)
Mother:Jemima "Gimime" (Unknown) (a 1760 - )
     Jemima "Gimmie" Weathers was born a 1800. She was the daughter of James Weathers and Jemima "Gimime" (Unknown). Jemima "Gimmie" Weathers married John Smith on 26 Oct 1819 at North Carolina.

Citations

  1. [S695] John Weathers b1725 Records.

John Smith1

M, ID# 3368, (a 1795 - )
     John Smith was born a 1795. He married Franky Weathers, daughter of James Weathers and Jemima "Gimime" (Unknown), on 1 May 1811 at Lincoln Co, North Carolina. John Smith married Jemima "Gimmie" Weathers, daughter of James Weathers and Jemima "Gimime" (Unknown), on 26 Oct 1819 at North Carolina.

Citations

  1. [S695] John Weathers b1725 Records.

Elijah Weathers1

M, ID# 3369, (a 1796 - )
Father:James Weathers (a 1754 - 1810)
Mother:Jemima "Gimime" (Unknown) (a 1760 - )
     Elijah Weathers was born a 1796. He was the son of James Weathers and Jemima "Gimime" (Unknown).

Citations

  1. [S695] John Weathers b1725 Records.

Sarah "Sally" Weathers1

F, ID# 3370, (a 1798 - )
Father:James Weathers (a 1754 - 1810)
Mother:Jemima "Gimime" (Unknown) (a 1760 - )
     Sarah "Sally" Weathers was born a 1798 at Lincoln Co, North Carolina. She was the daughter of James Weathers and Jemima "Gimime" (Unknown).

Citations

  1. [S695] John Weathers b1725 Records.

Nolan Murphy1

M, ID# 3371
Father:Conor T. Murphy
     Nolan Murphy is the son of Conor T. Murphy.

Citations

  1. [S1] "Virginia Winslett Research."

Mary "Polly" Francis Weatherly1

F, ID# 3372, (22 Oct 1801 - 1839)
Father:Joseph Weatherly (8 Oct 1774 - 1 Jun 1852)
     Mary "Polly" Francis Weatherly was born on 22 Oct 1801 at Sumner Co, Tennessee. She was the daughter of Joseph Weatherly. Mary "Polly" Francis Weatherly married Henry Clay Shrader on 6 Apr 1820 at Madison Co, Alabama. Mary "Polly" Francis Weatherly died in 1839 at Benton, Shelby Co, Alabama.

Child of Mary "Polly" Francis Weatherly and Henry Clay Shrader

Citations

  1. [S700] Weatherly Family Records.

(Unknown) George W. Merritt1

M, ID# 3373, (c 1844 - )
Father:Pvt James Merritt (1 Oct 1823 - 20 May 1904)
Mother:Harriet Ann Mariah Fleetwood (c 1827 - b 1861)
     (Unknown) George W. Merritt was born c 1844 at Georgia. He was the son of Pvt James Merritt and Harriet Ann Mariah Fleetwood.

Citations

  1. [S538] Merritt Family Records.

William Merritt1

M, ID# 3374, (c 1847 - )
Father:Pvt James Merritt (1 Oct 1823 - 20 May 1904)
Mother:Harriet Ann Mariah Fleetwood (c 1827 - b 1861)
     William Merritt was born c 1847 at Georgia. He was the son of Pvt James Merritt and Harriet Ann Mariah Fleetwood.

Citations

  1. [S538] Merritt Family Records.

Anna Merritt1

F, ID# 3375, (c 1864 - )
Father:Pvt James Merritt (1 Oct 1823 - 20 May 1904)
Mother:Sarah "Sally" Sidwell (c 1845 - )
     Anna Merritt was born c 1864 at Georgia. She was the daughter of Pvt James Merritt and Sarah "Sally" Sidwell.

Citations

  1. [S538] Merritt Family Records.

Elizabeth Merritt1

F, ID# 3376, (c 1867 - )
Father:Pvt James Merritt (1 Oct 1823 - 20 May 1904)
Mother:Sarah "Sally" Sidwell (c 1845 - )
     Elizabeth Merritt was born c 1867 at Georgia. She was the daughter of Pvt James Merritt and Sarah "Sally" Sidwell.

Citations

  1. [S538] Merritt Family Records.

James Thomas Merritt1

M, ID# 3377, (24 Nov 1868 - 30 Jul 1958)
Father:Pvt James Merritt (1 Oct 1823 - 20 May 1904)
Mother:Sarah "Sally" Sidwell (c 1845 - )
     James Thomas Merritt was born on 24 Nov 1868 at Greene Co, Georgia. He was the son of Pvt James Merritt and Sarah "Sally" Sidwell. James Thomas Merritt died on 30 Jul 1958 at Greene Co, Georgia, at age 89.

Citations

  1. [S538] Merritt Family Records.

Gordon Lenwood Merritt1

M, ID# 3378, (12 Dec 1871 - 5 Mar 1957)
Father:Pvt James Merritt (1 Oct 1823 - 20 May 1904)
Mother:Sarah "Sally" Sidwell (c 1845 - )
     Gordon Lenwood Merritt was born on 12 Dec 1871 at Greene Co, Georgia. He was the son of Pvt James Merritt and Sarah "Sally" Sidwell. Gordon Lenwood Merritt died on 5 Mar 1957 at Greene Co, Georgia, at age 85.

Citations

  1. [S538] Merritt Family Records.

Caroline Merritt1

F, ID# 3379, (c 1873 - )
Father:Pvt James Merritt (1 Oct 1823 - 20 May 1904)
Mother:Sarah "Sally" Sidwell (c 1845 - )
     Caroline Merritt was born c 1873 at Georgia. She was the daughter of Pvt James Merritt and Sarah "Sally" Sidwell.

Citations

  1. [S538] Merritt Family Records.

Essie Pearl Merritt1

F, ID# 3380, (28 Mar 1877 - 16 Sep 1916)
Father:Pvt James Merritt (1 Oct 1823 - 20 May 1904)
Mother:Sarah "Sally" Sidwell (c 1845 - )
     Essie Pearl Merritt was born on 28 Mar 1877 at Greene Co, Georgia. She was the daughter of Pvt James Merritt and Sarah "Sally" Sidwell. Essie Pearl Merritt died on 16 Sep 1916 at Greene Co, Georgia, at age 39.

Citations

  1. [S538] Merritt Family Records.

Virgil Thurston Merritt1

M, ID# 3381, (8 May 1880 - 15 Oct 1958)
Father:Pvt James Merritt (1 Oct 1823 - 20 May 1904)
Mother:Sarah "Sally" Sidwell (c 1845 - )
     Virgil Thurston Merritt was born on 8 May 1880 at Greene Co, Georgia. He was the son of Pvt James Merritt and Sarah "Sally" Sidwell. Virgil Thurston Merritt died on 15 Oct 1958 at Greene Co, Georgia, at age 78.

Citations

  1. [S538] Merritt Family Records.

Loverett Noal Merritt1

F, ID# 3382, (9 Sep 1884 - 29 Aug 1961)
Father:Pvt James Merritt (1 Oct 1823 - 20 May 1904)
Mother:Sarah "Sally" Sidwell (c 1845 - )
     Loverett Noal Merritt was born on 9 Sep 1884 at Greene Co, Georgia. She was the daughter of Pvt James Merritt and Sarah "Sally" Sidwell. Loverett Noal Merritt died on 29 Aug 1961 at Georgia at age 76.

Citations

  1. [S538] Merritt Family Records.

Otis Bell Merritt1

F, ID# 3383, (24 Apr 1875 - 20 Apr 1962)
Father:Pvt James Merritt (1 Oct 1823 - 20 May 1904)
Mother:Sarah "Sally" Sidwell (c 1845 - )
     Otis Bell Merritt was born on 24 Apr 1875 at Greene Co, Georgia. She was the daughter of Pvt James Merritt and Sarah "Sally" Sidwell. Otis Bell Merritt died on 20 Apr 1962 at Greene Co, Georgia, at age 86.

Citations

  1. [S538] Merritt Family Records.

Bulah Merritt1

F, ID# 3384, (c 1864 - )
Father:PVT Henry Clay Merritt (11 Mar 1837 - 12 Jun 1914)
Mother:Jerusha Caroline "Carrie" Williamson (1842 - b 1910)
     Bulah Merritt was born c 1864 at Georgia. She was the daughter of PVT Henry Clay Merritt and Jerusha Caroline "Carrie" Williamson.

Citations

  1. [S538] Merritt Family Records.

Clay Merritt1

M, ID# 3385, (c 1866 - )
Father:PVT Henry Clay Merritt (11 Mar 1837 - 12 Jun 1914)
Mother:Jerusha Caroline "Carrie" Williamson (1842 - b 1910)
     Clay Merritt was born c 1866 at Georgia. He was the son of PVT Henry Clay Merritt and Jerusha Caroline "Carrie" Williamson.

Citations

  1. [S538] Merritt Family Records.

Aula Merritt1

F, ID# 3386, (c 1868 - )
Father:PVT Henry Clay Merritt (11 Mar 1837 - 12 Jun 1914)
Mother:Jerusha Caroline "Carrie" Williamson (1842 - b 1910)
     Aula Merritt was born c 1868 at Georgia. She was the daughter of PVT Henry Clay Merritt and Jerusha Caroline "Carrie" Williamson.

Citations

  1. [S538] Merritt Family Records.

Elizabeth (Unknown)1,2

F, ID# 3387, (a 1795 - a 1821)
Charts:Amanda Ola Weathers lineage
     Elizabeth (Unknown) was born a 1765. She married John Merritt, son of William Merritt I and Elizabeth "Eliza" (Unknown), a 1783. Elizabeth (Unknown) was born a 1795. She died a 1821.
      Charles Rathbun identified two Elizabeths who could be the wife of John Merritt and atDNA may help solve this puzzle. Elizabeth could be Elizabeth Branch, daughter of William Branch who died in Halifax Co, NC in 1808 leaving a will that included a daughter named Elizabeth Merritt who was to receive five shillings.

Secondly, the 3 Mar 1801 will of William Vester in Nash Co, NC names a daughter Elizabeth Vester Merritt. William noted his wife Elizabeth and children Nathan, William, Polley Vester, Elizabeth Vester Merritt, Green Vester, Temperance Vester and Suckey (Susan?) Vester. The executor was Jethro Bass and the witnesses were Peter Ethridge, William Vester and Rebecca Jones. The will was probated in May 1801.

Children of Elizabeth (Unknown) and John Merritt

Citations

  1. [S666] Merritt Family Greene Co, GA Wills.
  2. [S702] Charles Rathbun Research.

James Davison1

M, ID# 3388, (a 1852 - )
     James Davison was born a 1852. He married Mary C. Merritt, daughter of John C. Merritt and Louisa F. Crawford, a 1893.

Citations

  1. [S666] Merritt Family Greene Co, GA Wills.

William Merritt I1,2,3,4

M, ID# 3389, (c 1729 - 1797)
Father:Thomas Merritt (c 1703 - 1768)
Mother:Mary (Unknown) (a 1705 - 9 Jan 1778)
Charts:Amanda Ola Weathers lineage
     William Merritt I was born c 1729. He was the son of Thomas Merritt and Mary (Unknown). William Merritt I married Elizabeth "Eliza" (Unknown) a 1764. William Merritt I married Mary "Polly" (Unknown) a 1783. William Merritt I died in 1797 at Edgecombe Co, North Carolina. His estate was probated in Feb 1797 at Edgecombe Co, North Carolina.
      On 28 Aug 1760 William Merritt was a witness along with John Stone for the sale from Egbert Haywood of Halifax Co to Peter Johnston of the same county, for 8 pounds proclamation money of 50 acres adjoining Conconary Swamp, Taylor's old line and Peter Johnston's land. (Bradley, DB 7, p. 310/273)

On 11 Feb 1766 when William and Ann Green of Westmoreland Co, VA sold John Gunter of Halifax Co, NC 160 acres which was part of the land Green had purchased from George and Martha Godwin of Edgecombe Co, the land adjoined the lands of Thomas Goodson, Thomas Burges and William Merritt, the latter believed to be William Merritt ~1729-1797. (Bradley, Deed Book 9, p. 1112/370)

William Merritt and Eliza Merritt deeded land to his younger brother James on 18 May 1769. Wm. Merritt of Halifax Co to James Merritt of same for 40 pounds proclamation money 210 acres on the south side of Licking Branch, joining the lands of Thomas Goodwin and Colo. Haywood, which was a Granville Grant to John Stone on 3 Jul 1760. Witnesses were Samuel Pitman and Thomas Ingram. Eliza Merritt relinguished her right of dower. Recorded in May 1769. The John Stone mentioned in the deed married Margaret “Pegee” Merritt, daughter of John Merritt Sr who died in 1757.

On 20 Jan 1770 William Merritt, Thos. Ingram and E. Haywood served as witnesses for the sale by Thomas Grace of Dobbs Co to Jno. Gunter of Halifax Co for 36 pounds proclamation money 160 acres which was part of a patent to Thomas Gardiner, deceased, and adjoined the land of John Gunter. (Bradley, DB 11, p. 1626/288)

Administration of William's estate was granted to Peter Morgan in Feb 1797. William's widow Polly petitioned the court for her dower in May 1797. The heirs of the deceased were noted in court as John Merritt; Thomas Merritt; William Merritt; Michael Wymbo, the husband of William's daughter Tamsey; and Peggy Merritt, a minor with Peter Morgan as her guardian. The administrator presented the estate inventory to the court in May 1797.

Note there was a contemporary William Merritt (c 1704-1784), whose father is not yet known, in the adjacent county at the same time buying land on the same Beech Swamp as our William's family owned land. Because of researcher Charlie Rathbun tracing the land deeds and abutting land features, the records of these two Williams were parsed. For example, this second man was the William from Edgecombe Co who on 19 Oct 1751 purchased 140 acres from Matthew Raiford on the north side of Beech Swamp, joining the land of Dr. Thompson and the swamp with Edward Brantley and James Bynam as two of the witnesses. (Hofmann, p. 210) This William Merritt had sons Absolom, Thomas and Richard, the latter son known to have had property along Beech Swamp. Charlie Rathbun traced this 140 acre purchase to when this William sold the land to his son Richard.

Children of William Merritt I and Elizabeth "Eliza" (Unknown)

Child of William Merritt I and Mary "Polly" (Unknown)

Citations

  1. [S702] Charles Rathbun Research.
  2. [S703] Dr. Stephen E. Bradley Jr., Deeds of Halifax Co, NC.
  3. [S704] David B. Gammon, Halifax Co, NC Estates.
  4. [S710] Margaret M. Hofmann, Edgecombe Co, NC Deeds.

Elizabeth "Eliza" (Unknown)1

F, ID# 3390, (a 1734 - )
Charts:Amanda Ola Weathers lineage
     Elizabeth "Eliza" (Unknown) was born a 1734. She married William Merritt I, son of Thomas Merritt and Mary (Unknown), a 1764.
      Researcher Charles Rathbun believes Elizabeth could be Elizabeth Goodson, who Thomas Goodson named as his daughter Elizabeth Merritt in his 1761 will. From Edgecombe Co records including Goodson's service in the Edgecombe Co militia in the 1750s, Rathbun ascertained that Thomas Goodson was likely a contemporary of brothers Thomas and John Merritt of Edgecombe Co rather than a generation older. If Goodson was a contemporary, then his children would have been potential spouses for John and Thomas Merritt’s children.
Other researchers instead show Elizabeth Goodson as the wife of William Merritt (c1700-1781), but Rathbun judged Elizabeth Goodson's likely dates do not fit that marriage.

Children of Elizabeth "Eliza" (Unknown) and William Merritt I

Citations

  1. [S703] Dr. Stephen E. Bradley Jr., Deeds of Halifax Co, NC.