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This page is comprised of several family
group sheet listings. Each played an important part in some phase of the
early history of Claiborne County. I hope that some of you will send brief
text files so that time and space permitting I can update this page to
include your Claiborne County ties.
CARR born 2 May 1769 with wife Darcus MCCUBBINS born 6 Jun 1773
Annie CARR- 17 Mar 1794
Jesse CARR- 15 May 1796
John CARR-11 Mar 1799
James Cannon CARR- 5 Feb 1801
Sallie CARR- 1 Jul 1803
Betsy CARR- 9 Oct 1805
Teleta CARR- Mar 1808
Polly CARR- 13 Dec 1811
Lucinda CARR- 22 Dec 1813
Louisa CARR- 27 Jun 1818
The family of Moses (Moze) COLLINS born abt 1774 with wife Anna BOTTS
- Alexander COLLINS- Abt 1795
- Moses COLLINS- Abt 1796
- David COLLINS- Abt 1797
- Mathew C COLLINS- 1808
- Joshua COLLINS- Abt 1811
- Thomas COLLINS- 1823
- Lucinda COLLINS-
- Sarah COLLINS-
- Francis COLLINS-
- Mary COLLINS-
Another early settler was Thomas HENDERSON
born in 1770 and his wife Elizabeth Betsy MCGHEE daughter of Barclay MCGHEE
Barclay MCGHEE by Joe Payne
- Rhoda HENDERSON- Abt 1790
- Susan Susannah HENDERSON- Abt 1793
- Jeremiah HENDERSON- 1795
- Preston HENDERSON- 1795
- Clementine HENDERSON- 1 Feb 1809
Thomas HENDERSON's second wife was Elizabeth Susan HARDY born 1805.
File for Thomas HENDERSON by Joe Payne
Their children were:
- Eliza Martha HENDERSON- 1830
- Thomas HENDERSON- 1832
- John HENDERSON- 1834
- Louisa HENDERSON- 1836
- George HENDERSON- 1838
- Hugh Jessie HENDERSON- 1843
The family of James BREEDING born abt 1735 with wife SARAH GED2HTML File
- Jeremiah B. BREEDING- Abt 1764
- James BREEDING- Abt 1765
- Sylvia (Siley) BREEDING- 1767
- Bryant BREEDING- Abt 1770
- Byron BREEDING- 1772
- Elizabeth BREEDING- Abt 1775
The family of Jeremiah B. BREEDING bron abt 1764 with wife Elizabeth
HURST born abt 1766
- Johanna BREEDING- 26 Sep 1795
- Atheil BREEDING- 1799
- Russell BREEDING- Abt 1800
- Squire H. BREEDING- 1801
- William BREEDING- Abt 1802
- Preston BREEDING- Abt 1803
The family of Rev. Thomas H. HURST born
1764 with wife Sylvia (Siley) BREEDING born 1767
- Aaron HURST- 24 Jan 1787
- Sarah (Sallie) HURST- 27 Sep 1789
- Hiram HURST- 1792
- Thompson HURST- 25 Jul 1794
- Nancy HURST- 1797
- Sylvia HURST- Abt 1800
- Charles HURST- Abt 1805
- Henley HURST- Abt 1806
- Simpson HURST- 1807
- Olivia (ollie) HURST- Abt 1809
- Fetney HURST- 18 Feb 1812
The family of Bryant BREEDING born abt 1770 with wife Winny Ann NUNN
born abt 1775
- Isabel BREEDING- Abt 1790
- Rachael BREEDING- Abt 1794
- Milly BREEDING- Abt 1799
- Sena BREEDING- Abt 1800
The family of Bryant BREEDING born abt 1770 with second wife Frances
Fannie HARPER born abt 1791
- Tennessee BREEDING- Abt 1810
- Pryor BREEDING- Abt 1812
- Leander BREEDING- Abt 1815
- Malissa BREEDING- Abt 1820
- Patterson BREEDING- 7 Sep 1825
The family of Byron BREEDING born 1772, with wife Nancy BREEDING
- John BREEDING- 27 Jan 1797
The family of John BREEDING born 27 Jan 1797, with wife Elizabeth
Betsy STONE born 22 Apr 1808
- Mary Ann BREEDING- 14 Nov 1826
- Russell BREEDING- 24 Jan 1828
- Thomas Wesley BREEDING- 9 Jan 1830
- Samuel BREEDING- 4 Mar 1832
- Lottie BREEDING- 11 Feb 1834
- Lewritta BREEDING- 6 Feb 1836
- Celia BREEDING- 2 Feb 1839
- Fanny BREEDING- 4 Mar 1841
- Pryor L. BREEDING- 16 Mar 1843
- Virginia BREEDING- 18 Sep 1845
- James Monroe BREEDING- 29 Nov 1850
- Perry Commodore BREEDING- 31 Jan 1852
- Lewis Garrett BREEDING- 16 Sep 1853
The family of William STONE born 1744
in Virginia with wife unknown.
- Robert STONE- 1760
- Dorcas STONE- Abt 1770
- Mary STONE- Abt 1772
- John Thomas STONE- Abt 1775
- Susan STONE- Abt 1777
- William STONE- Abt 1780
The family of John Thomas STONE born abt 1775 with wife Susan Susannah
HENDERSON born abt 1793
- Thomas Henderson STONE- 12 Aug 1802
- Reuben Floyd STONE- 18 Sep 1804
- Mary Polly STONE- 1806
- Elizabeth Betsy STONE- 22 Apr 1808
- Susan STONE- 12 Sep 1812
- John Thomas STONE- Abt 1813
- James STONE- Abt 1814
THE WILLIAM STONE FAMILY
from "History of Washington Co. Tennessee" page 504.
of William Stone Family by Joe Payne and my Stone
During William Stone's residence in Washington Co., he was one of its most
prominent citizens and took an active part in church and community affairs.
Stone was a Baptist and he and his family are believed to have attended
the early Watauga River Church, which is said to have later become Sinking
Creek Baptist Church. His civic record was impressive. Besides appearing
regularly on the tax lists and in court records as a juror, he was appointed
Tax Assessor in 1780 and Captain of the militia in 1790. Moreover, records
show that he was a good businessman who bought and sold large tracts of
land. Finally after 18 years in Washington Co. in 1796, he and his son
Robert removed to newly formed Grainger Co., where they bought land and
William erected a grist mill on Richland Creek near the present-day town
of Blain. Both participated actively in local affairs, and made valuable
contributions to the organization and development of the new county. Some
believe William died in Grainger Co. around 1803 and others that in 1811
he removed to Missouri. William married in Virginia before moving to Tennessee,
but his wife's identity has never been determined.
Henry Stone and his son William are on the first tax list of Pittsylvania
Co., Virginia, having moved there, then Halifax Co., in 1767. William was
listed as being 23 years old in 1767. They both lived on the Dan River
near William Bean.
Henry was on the tax list in Watauga in 1787 so he must have come
with William and the Beans.
The Book "Leaves From the Family Tree" by Penelope
Johnson Allen in talking about the William Bean family from Pittsylvania
Co. Va and settled early in 1769 on Boone's creek, a tributary of Watauga
said he was joined by his kindred and friends from the same section of
Virginia where he had formerly lived, and such worthy pioneers as his son,
William Bean, Jr., William Stone, Thomas Hardiman and Capt. George Russell.
"THE HISTORY OF THE HURST FAMILY"
by Philip M. Hurst, Tazewell, Tn
File for Thomas Hurst
Grandfather Thomas Hurst, son of John Hurst
and Nancy Nunn, came to Claiborne Co., Tn, in the year 1806. He was the
last of his brothers and sisters to settle in Claiborne Co., but there
is evidence that he owned land in Claiborne Co., some years prior to that
Thomas Hurst was born in Frederick Co., Va in the year 1764 and died near
Big Springs (Springdale) on Dec. 25, 1847. He lies buried in Big Springs
churchyard. He married Sylvia Breeding (born in Va in 1767), on July 27,
1786. Sylvia Breeding Hurst died on May 12, 1854 at her home between Big
Springs and Sycamore Creek.
On October 4, 1796 Thomas Hurst purchased land on the east side of
the New River, Wythe Co., Va, from Zediel Morgan. On January 9, 1800 he
purchased from Sarah and James Breeding 100 acres on Little Reed Island
Creek in Wythe County. In 1804 he sold the two tracts above mentioned to
Absalom Hurst, Senior and James Breeding. The deeds mention him as "Thomas
Hurst of Lee county", where he resided from the years 1803-1806.
On July 10, 1801 Jeremiah Breeding (his brother-in-law) purchased
95 acres lying in Lee County, Virginia crossing Big Kentucky Branch on
Rocky Ridge, from Stephen Thompson for 100 pounds. On December 12, 1803,
Breeding sold this same tract to Thomas Hurst for the sum of 200 pounds.
On August 1, 1801, Jeremiah Breeding purchased from James Thompson, Jr.
100 acres of land lying on the south side of Powell's River, Lee Co., Va.
On December 12, 1803, Breeding conveyed this tract to Thomas Hurst.
While at Thompson's Settlement Church in Lee County, Virginia, Jeremiah
Breeding had some difference with Stephen Thompson. Thomas Hurst, a member
of the church, was appointed one of a committee on Saturday, august 18,
1804 to settle the difference. Thomas was chosen clerk at Thompson's Settlement
Church on the third Saturday in May 1806. He came to Claiborne Co., very
shortly after this.
From the records of Thompson's Settlement Church: February 3, 1806;
"Ordered the clerk to write a petition to the Rob Camp Church for
Brother Hezekiah Applegate's membership and appointed Thomas Hurst to carry
the petition for that purpose.
Thompson's Settlement Church was founded on the third Saturday in
December, 1800. Solomon white was given a land grant of 700 acres, lying
in Powell's valley in Lee county, and by deed, dated February 24, 1793,
Solomon White and wife, Catherine, conveyed the 700 acres to James Thompson,
where he and his family settled and thereafter became Thompson's Settlement.
(Rob Camp was the daughter church of the Thompson Settlement Church).
In Claiborne County on May 25, 1807, Thomas Hurst sold a Negro girl
named Dice, about eleven years old, to William Stround, for the sum of
$300.00. On October 29, 1807, Grandfather Thomas Hurst purchased from William
Stroud a tract of 330 acres of land on Tye's Branch of Sycamore Creek for
the sum of $900.00. Grandfather Hurst owned no less than fourteen tracts
of land until after the year 1829 when he began to sell and dispose of
some of his lands. According to Eathan Allen Hurst, great grandson of Thomas,
Grandfather Hurst owned the Big Springs lands and all lands along the State
Road from Big Springs to Sycamore Creek. The Hurst families owned nearly
all lands from the top of Wallen's Ridge, south to Clinch river, and from
the top of Powell's Mountain, west to Lone Mountain, or Ball Creek. Thomas
Hurst's home was a large two-story log house which stood on the State Road
between Big Springs and Sycamore Creek. Before his death, he deeded his
home and several Negro slaves to his daughter, Fetney Stone. In 1837 Thomas
Hurst sold 180 acres of land to John Breeding. This tract of land was the
homeplace of John Breeding after the above date.
Thomas Hurst became a member of Big Springs Church in February of
1807. In his will, dated October 7, 1846, he provided that two of his slaves,
Fanny and Louisa, should be the property of his wife, until her death,
and then that they be emancipated.
The children of Thomas and Syvia Hurst were: Aaron, Sarah, Hiram,
Thompson, Nancy, Sylvia, Mahala, Simpson, Olivia, Charles, Henley, and
FAMILIES OF REUBEN, RICHARD, WILLIS and EDMUND HARPER
From various sources. Harper GED2HTML
File by Joe Payne
The following is a quote from the Claiborne County Genealogical Newsletter
"Reflections" and from email correspondence with Gary E. Young,
128 S. Commerce, Centreville, Md. 21617 (email address below).
"In the early days of Claiborne Co., there were two young men named
Reuben Harper who served in the War of 1812, in different companies, and
who owned land in Claiborne Co. each leaving at different times during
the 1820's. It was known that Richard Harper, a Revolutionary War soldier
from Orange Co., NC, who settled in Claiborne Co. in its very first years,
was the father a son Reuben Harper, but which of the above was his son?
One Reuben Harper ended up in Carroll Co., Mo, where he d in 1870. The
other ended up in Logan Co. AK, where he d. in 1880. It is clear from the
evidence that the Reuben (wife Huddleston) who went to Arkansas was the
son of Edmund Harper, because Edmund Harper spent his last years in Reuben's
household. The Reuben who went to Carroll Co., Missouri, was the son of
Richard Harper. This Missouri Reuben named a son John Forrest Harper for
his maternal grandfather, John Forrest. Richard Harper had married Anne
Mary Hansard in her book "Old Time Tazewell" describes
the Richard Harper of Claiborne Co. and his family;
"Richard Harper a brother of Willis Harper, owned and lived
on a farm five miles west of Tazewell, the same that was owned by E. M.
Redmond. He was old in my earliest recollection. He had the misfortune
of losing one of his legs, having it amputated near the knee. I always
manifested a great sympathy for him and called him Uncle. I don't remember
his wife's maiden name. I was a great favorite of his. He never failed
to bring me a fine apple when he came to town. They raised only one child,
according to Mary Hansard's recollection. Mrs. Fannie Breeding (Married
Bryant Breeding, son of James Breeding) was a daughter of his. She owned
and lived on a farm on the hill this side of Springdale, owned at present
by Rev. Manis. She was a widow in my first acquaintance with her. Her husband
died leaving her in care of four sons and one daughter: Tennessee, Leander,
Prior, and Patterson; the daughters name was Malissa. Mr. Thomas Whitehead
was cripple and lived on the Richard Harper farm. He was the county trustee.
Some unknown burglars entered his house and robbed him of $1100 of the
county's money. I do not remember the exact date, but suppose it to have
happened some time in the forties. I do not know that they ever knew who
committed this theft. Mr. Tom Whitehead was a good citizen and much respected.
This is all I remember of his history".
Another brother named Edmund Harper, had arrived in Claiborne County
by Feb. 1814 when he served on the Jury. The same month Edmund petitoned
to keep an Ordinary. He appeared regularly in jury lists, etc. throughout
the decade, but never appeared in the deed records. Edmund Harper had moved
to Arkansas by 1860.
The 1860 Scott Co., AK Census in Revalee township.
Rhebuen Harper 64 farmer b. N.C.
Sarah 63 b. N.C.
Edmond 85 Retired farmer b. N.C.
J. H. Harper 26 farmer b. MO
Sarah 26 b. ARK
W. C. (male) 11 b. ARK
A. G. (male) 6 b. ARK
As to the father of these three Harper men there is only speculation: Reuben
Harper born ca. 1737 is thought to be their father. I will add here
through further correspondence with
Gary Young that "there is strong evidence for the parentage of Richard
though it is not easily summarized for the average person. In the 1784
tax list of Halifax Co., N.C. (before Reuben moved to Orange Co) Reuben
appears in one year with the name Richard Harper immediately following
as a non-landowning taxable. It was customary in those days that a son
often made his first appearance on tax lists with his father, so this constitutes
strong evidence when combined with other facts such as the migration of
both men to Orange Co., N.C. a few years later." Again with
help like this we can tie many loose ends when posting
information to this page.
It may be wise to mention that there were early land grants in Hawkins
Co., NC, later Tennessee that mentioned Harpers. As this line is by no
means considered accurate I will mention the names and where the deeds
Robert Goodlow Harper
Who registered land in Hawkins Co. in 1789.
Page 54, Registration Date March 23, 1789, Transcribed from Book
B, Page 26, in consideration of 50 Shillings, NC Grant No. 36, Issued at
Fairfield on July 11, 1788.
Grantee Jesse Harper 1250 acres Eastern District On the head of Bull
Run and Beaverdam Creek adjoining Henderson and Company's and Robert Goodlow
Harper's lines, Beginning at said Henderson's corner red oak then along
said Harper's line north ............. to a stake in William Reed's line
then the same due south eighty poles.......... then along Donelson's line
north forty five degrees ..........
According to the "GOODLOE Genealogy" page B-34
Abraham HARPER b 1705 Spotsylvania VA m 1732 Lettice GEORGE b 1713
- d 1797 (dau of Nicholas GEORGE)
I. Jesse HARPER b 1733 m 1753 Emily Diana GOODLOE b 1733
ii. Robert Goodloe HARPER b 1765 d 1825 m 1801 Catherine Carroll
(dau of Charles Carroll)
- Charles Carroll HARPER m Charlotte CHEFFELLE
- Emily Louise HARPER m William PENNINGTON
- Emily Goodloe HARPER b1755 m Robert HYDE
- Robert Harper HYDE
The family moved from Spottsylvania VA to Granville Co., NC ca 1770.
Robert Goodloe HARPER served under General GREENE until CORNWALLIS left
NC. Robert was educated at Princeton, taught school, studied law and became
a senator from MD. There were other children, all girls according to the
information I was given. I am researching a Jesse HARPER but it turned
out not to be this one. I kept the info anyway in hope of helping someone
else or maybe eventually tying it to my Jesse Harper. firstname.lastname@example.orgClaudia
with ties to Claiborne County are:
Gary E. Young
Beason, Botts, Collins, Cox, Dunn,
England, Francisco, Goin, Keck, Laffoon,
Mayes, O'Dell, Sowder
Sue Price Ikerd
Hansard, Hurst, Evans,
Stone, Greer, Day
Cupp, Mountain, England, Myers,
Duncan, Drummonds, Mays
Rose, McCubbins, Robinson, Hunt
Anna L Popejoy
Condley, Duncan, Mccrary
Hurst, Walker, Moore, Breeding, Green
Rosenbalm, Hurst (Picture
Payne, Day, Livesay, Hurst,
Brooks, Harrells, Parkers, Whitakers
A complete line-for-line alphabetical index of 20,000+ individuals
recorded by Paul Johnson, Cemeteries of Claiborne County, Tennessee
(2nd Edition). Includes cross-referencing of wives, with
possible maiden names and identification of children less than six-years-old.
Contact Denny Brubaker for
look-ups and additional information about the book.
Hi Joe, I have a home page about the 2nd
Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment. This was a Union Regiment in
the Civil War from East Tennessee. There is information about the regiment
plus information of about 1100 soldiers. Some of them were from Claiborne
County. I just wanted to let you know in case you have a place for links
about Claiborne County.
Thank you, Dave Mathews Cincinnati, Oh