Old King William Homes and Families; An Account of Some of the Old Homesteads and Families of King William County, Virginia, from Its Earliest Settlement

Old King William Homes and Families; An Account of Some of the Old Homesteads and Families of King William County, Virginia, from Its Earliest Settlement

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...Carolina. There was a Newman, whose first name is lost, who lived in Lincoln County, North Carolina, about 1775, whose wife was Rebecca, and who had a son Jonathan and a daughter Rachel. After the death of her husband Rebecca Newman moved to York District, South Carolina, with her children. On the 29th of October, 1795, articles of agreement were entered into between Mathew Black, of York District, South Carolina, and Jonathan Newman, of Lincoln County, North Carolina, by which Jonathan Newman subsequently came into possession of a farm in the latter place, which he transferred to William McElwee, from whom it descended to McElwee's son-in-law, Alexander Galloway, whose daughter Martha Plaxco now owns and lives thereon. There lived in the County Tyrone, Ireland, a William McElwee who had two sons, David and William. The latter (William) emigrated to America about 1750, when about thirty-two years of age, and settled first in Pennsylvania, where he married Janet Black. He moved thence to Virginia and afterwards to York District, South Carolina, locating on Clarke's Fork, near the battle-ground of King's Mountain. His son William was a distinguished soldier in the Revolutionary War under General Marion, participated in many engagements, and was a noted man in other respects. His tombstone records his services as well as his fine traits of character, and an account of some of his exploits has been published. He was born February, 1761, died November, 1854; married Rachel Newman, above referred to, and left numerous descendants; and his sister Elizabeth married Jonathan Newman, the brother of his wife Rachel Newman. Jonathan Newman moved to Monroe County about 1807, where he died in 1844. Of his children, Jonathan, junior, went to Texas, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236900804
  • 9781236900807