(323) John10 HURST, (Absolom9
HURST, John8, John7, Samuel6, Garrett5, Garrett4, Garrett3, Billy2, Cova1)
was born Jan 9, 1699 in England, and in 1734 in Orange Co., Va, married
(324) Margaret Elizabeth BEELER who was born in 1703 in Frederick Co.,
Va. John died in 1800 in Va. Margaret Elizabeth died in Orange Co., Va.
325 Elijah11 HURST b. 1730
326 Thomas HURST b. 1733
327 John "Mill Creek" HURST b. 1735 d.
Dec 18 1817 (This is my line, Joe Payne on my fathers side)
328 William HURST b. 1737
277 + Absolom
329 Thomas HURST
(330) Tobias10 PHILLIPS,
(George9 PHILLIPS, Tobias8, Mary7, James6 QUISENBERRY, Nicotie5 QUESENBERRY,
Garrett4 HURST, Garrett3, Billy2, Cova1) was born Jul 12, 1687 in North
Farnham, Old Rappahonnack, Virginia, USA, and had a mistriss (331) Margaret
LAWRENCE who was born about 1700 in England. Tobias died on Nov
1, 1739 in North Farnham, Richmond Co., Va.
Notes for Tobias PHILLIPS: (This is my line on my mothers side) Another
This is proven in the Carroll 1765-1815 book page 134 when it tells of
young Tobias having a grandfather named Tobias making him a cousin to the
host of Goads in western and central Virginia. It mentions his grandmother
Hannah Goad Phillips' sisters who had married Dodsons back in Richmond
County. Wills of Richmond Co. , Va by Robert Headley, Jr. Will Book 5,pg
80 pg 354 Tobias Phillips: will; 19 Sept 1739, 7 Apr 1740.
son George; daus. Elizabeth, Hannah, Frances Dale; William Dale, the younger;
wife Hannah the use of my servants Joseph (Pecton) and Thomas Lawrence;
son George to pay Thomas Lawrence 500 lbs. of tobacco for his freedom dues;
the care of son George's est. and his tuition shall be to my ex; ex: wife
and William Glascock, wits: Godfrey Wilcocks, Wm. Forrester, Mary Howard.
Thomas Lawrence was a son of Tobias Phillips and his servant girl, Margaret.
Laurence. Old Rappahonnack Co. Va., Farnham and North
Farnham Parish Register, Preserved by the Circuit Court of Richmond Co.,
at Warsaw, Va; Photostat in the Virginia State Archives. The records prior
to 1692 were made in Old Rappahannock Couty, and are here listed as follow;
Born Tobias son of John and Elizabeth Phillips July 12, 1687
Notes for Margaret LAWRENCE:
From: Sandra Cole Sent: Friday, April 05, 1996 2:31 PM To: Joseph Payne
Subject: THOMAS LAWRENCE LETTER "A Southern Branch of the Lawrence
Family" has a chapter on Margaret Lawrence, another on the Phillips
family, and another on Thomas Lawrence which would interest you. There
is very little county history except that which relates to the family.
The majority of the book is about the branch Margaret>Thomas>John>Thomas.
He included chapters about the maternal lines of each generation. Mr. Pritchett
describes this family as mainly subsistence farmers who moved first south
then west. Robert Dean Lawrence wrote his book two years before Mr. Pritchett,
in 1986. Bob was the coordinator of the Lawrence descendants who hired
an English genealogist in an effort to find the ancestors of Margaret Lawrence.
Bob's book is about the branch of the Lawrence family Margaret>Thomas>John>James.
There is nothing in his book about the Phillips family, but as a result
of its publication, Bob heard from a Phillips researcher. The information
provided helped tie a lot of loose threads, and identify Thomas's father.
Bob can probably give you the names and addresses of other Phillips researchers.
His address is: Robert Dean Lawrence 4508 So. Oak, Wichita, KS 67217. You
may also be interested in a book I found in the library at Wilkes Co.,
NC. "The Genealogy of William Tobias Philips nee Alice (Elsie)
B. Henson c 1770─1989 plus fourteen Generations 1653-1989"
by Elza B. Cox 1989 Brown Printing & Publishing Co., Jefferson City,
Missouri 65101. I copied only the first seven pages which contain what
looks to be the ancestry of Thomas Lawrence through the Phillips branch.
It starts with John Phillips born about 1653 probably in England and died
1701 in Richmond County, VA. It looks like the book is primarily about
the descendants of William Tobias Phillips Jr. born c 1770 son of Tobias
Phillips and Margaret "Peggy" Jennings. I didn't copy this information,
though. I don't have Mrs. Cox's address, but you might find it through
the publisher or the Wilkes Co. Genealogical Society. BTW, my branch of
the Lawrence family is Margaret>Thomas>James. Unlike Bob's and Mr.
Pritchett's family, my Lawrences were well educated and well off financially.
My great grandfather and his brother attended university and I have a copy
of one letter that addresses him as Dr. Lawrence. He wasn't a physician
so this must have been a Phd. According to the census they were not rich,
but were more comfortable than most.They had good sized farms and owned
slaves. I haven't checked the schedules to find out how many slaves. I
do know from the letters that they worked in the fields and house along
side the slaves. They settled in east Tennessee in the 1790's and remained
there over 150 years. James Lawrence had other descendants in the 1800's
who were doctors, lawyers, merchants, and teachers. Thanks for the information
about the Descendants of Tobias Phillips. I have found that following the
descent of ancestor's siblings three or four generations can be very helpful.
Families seemed to move and settle near other relations. I have made several
connections though daughters' descendants who do not have the family name,
so I welcome all information on the family. The WP6.0 file came though
fine. Sandra Cole firstname.lastname@example.org Sandra Cole explains of
the following letter; "The letter is not signed, and apparently was
not mailed. It was found in a large collection of family correspondence
of John Lawrence's family from 1840 through 1870. From the information
in the letter, it can be assumed that John Lawrence wrote the letter. The
letter contains some inaccuracies, for instance, Lord Trent was really
Henry Trent. Other proff has been found for all the names except Baldwin,
they remain elusive. A group of Lawrence descendants pooled our money and
hired an English genealogist to find out more about Margaret Lawrence,
but not much was found other than a Transportation Bond dated 9 March 1730.
Margaret and nine others were convicted of several thefts and larcenies
and transported for fourteen years. The court documents for a short period
of time surrounding March 1730 have been lost so the nature of the thefts
is unknown. The list of children of Thomas is iffy at best. He apparently
remained near his half brother during much of his adult life, so any information
you can add on his half brother would be helpful in sorting through possible
connections. Dear Nephew, Your letter arrived a few days ago. The postmaster
says he had been derelict of duty, I could not then attend to it. John,
your request almost shames me. Our name comes to us a little out of the
order of things. My great grandmother called herself Lawrence and I have
been told that she emigrated from Europe in the early part of the last
century to old Virginia, and was there sold to a tobacco planter owning
a plantation 8 or 10 miles from home for seven years to pay her passage.
Her master settled her at that out place, she being almost his wife and
remained there united. She raised two sons. John, I think was the eldest
and Thomas was my grandfather. He was uneducated but was a man of good
mind. He spelled his name Laurence. But I, understanding he did not know
them to have been the letters used by his progenitors, altered it to Lawrence
which sound is the same. Thomas sometime before the Revolution moved from
Kinwiddie County to Goochland County, Virginia where they lived when Uncle
John joined the army. He then moved to Wilkes County, North Carolina where
he died. His consort's maiden name was Lucy Wammac whose mother was a Puckey,
whose mother ws the daughter of Lord Trent. My mother was a Cate. I am
not aware how many generations there are of them in America or whether
the name started here or not. Grandmother's name was Baldwin who was a
crop of what used to be called Low Dutch on a Walsh Lady. I have been told
that Great Grandmother sought every opportunity to come to America and
consented to be sold. No doubt server family oppression drove her. But
it seems to me the link is either broken or becomes very slender. My recollection
about Grandfather's brother is that some time after he was married and
before the Revolution he beging yet single went south I think to North
Carolina and if they ever heard of each other afterwards I am not aware
332 John11 LAURENCE b.c 1731.
333 Robert LAURENCE b.c 1734.
He also married in 1714, (334) Hannah GOAD, daughter of
Abraham GOAD and Katherine WILLIAMS, who was born in Nov 1695 in North,
Virginia, USA. Hannah was married to William DODSON.
Notes for Hannah GOAD: A SOUTHERN BRANCH OF THE LAWRENCE
FAMILY BY Wm. Pritchett pg. 15. Hannah, wife of Tobias Phillips, m/2
Wm. Dodson of Richmond Co., VA aout 1748. They had no children. Dodson's
will probated 6 Aug 1753 and witnessed by Thomas Lawrence. At the time
of Hannah's marriage to Wm. Dodson, Thomas Lawrence, became the servant
of his half─brother, George Phillips, who was only a few years older
than Thomas. Thomas Lawrence must have been of considerable help with those
responsibilities (running the Plantation) because he stayed on the plantations
with George, long after he was married and had served out any bond obligation.
335 Elizabeth11 PHILLIPS b. Nov 18 1715
336 Jane PHILLIPS b. 1718.
337 Frances PHILLIPS b. Mar 10 1717
338 Richard PHILLIPS b. Jan 20 1721
339 Hannah PHILLIPS b.c 1724. d.a
286 + George PHILLIPS b. 1725 d.a
(349) William10 PAYNE, (Sandford9 PAYNE,
George8, William7, Thomas6, Levi5, Walter4, Blanche3, ?2 LIVING,
Cova1 HURST) was born Aug 10, 1692 in Westmoreland, Virginia, and
on Feb 1, 1712/1713 in Richmond, Virginia, married (350) Alicia JONES,
daughter of .Edward JONES and Alicia SAMFORD, who was born in 1686.
William died on Aug 24, 1776 in Fairfax Co, Virginia. Alicia died on Oct
31, 1769 in Fairfax, Va.
351 Anne11 PAYNE b.c 1714
352 William PAYNE b. Jul 31 1724. d.
Jul 12 1782
353 Edward PAYNE b. Nov 18 1726. d.
May 17 1806
314 + Sandford PAYNE b.
d. Apr 7 1787
He also married on Mar 1, 1763 in Fairfax, Virginia, (354)
Anne JENNINGS who was born Feb 3, 1739/1740 in Va. Anne died on
May 11, 1827 in Georgetown, Ky.
355 John11 PAYNE b. Apr 8 1764 d.
Sep 9 1837
356 Mildred PAYNE b. Jun 20 1769
357 PAYNE b.bJun 20 1769
(340) James10 BOBBITT, (Diannah9
BOBBITT, Margaret8 JENNINGS, Mary7 PHILLIPS, James6 QUISENBERRY, Nicotie5
QUESENBERRY, Garrett4 HURST, Garrett3, Billy2, Cova1) was born in 1707
in Rocky Run, Prince George Co, Virginia, USA, and married (341) Elizabeth
DALTON, daughter of Timothy DALTON and ELIZABETH, who was born in 1715
in Lunenburg Co., Virginia, USA. James died in 1761 in Antrim Pr, Halifax
Co., Virginia, USA. Elizabeth was married to Richard BENNETT.
Notes for James BOBBITT: Proved in Halifax County in 1761 (Halifax, W.
B. 0-131) Additional information regarding birth and lineage added 1/26/94
from Churchs CD ROM. submitted by Melanie Crain
A very well-documented book by John W. Bobbitt, entitled "The Bobbitt
Family in America," Publ: Washington D.C. 1985, gives some different
and extended facts on this family and its relationship to the Dalton family.
Up to this time, Nancy Samuelson, authoress of "The Dalton Gang
Story" has been the major source for details about the Bobbitts
for me, Joe Payne. Excerpts below are extracted from the book of John W.
Bobbitt: p. 260: "James Bobbitt [1707-1761] was born and reared on
the plantation of William Bobbitt Junior who lived on Rocky Run in Prince
George County Virginia. He was trained to raise tobacco, and run a grist
mill. Apparently James Bobbitt did not marry until he was about 27 or 28
years old in the year of 1734. James Bobbitt married a widow by the name
of Elizabeth Bennett. Elizabeth a young widow had one child, a son, by
the name of Richard Bennett. The Bennett family was a well established
family of Surry County Virginiax" p. 261: "The interesting fact
of this marriage was that we have found that Elizabeth's maiden name was
Dalton. She was the daughter of Timothy and Elizabeth Dalton of Bedford
County Virginia. James Bobbitt took Elizabeth (Dalton) Bennett, and her
son, Richard Bennett, to his plantation on the banks of the Pigg River
[in Pittsylvania County]. At the time, Timothy Dalton owned land adjoining
the plantation of James Bobbitt. The Dalton family was a large family in
Pittsylvania County Virginia" [Three of James' land acquisitions are
quoted on this page; those in 1758 and 1759 were in Bedford County, two
of which were on the Otter River] "In 1752, James Bobbitt was counted
in a list of tithables by John Phelps and listed as being taxed for two
tithables. The two taxables were James Bobbitt, and his step son, Richard
Bennett. Timothy Dalton was in the same tax list with only one tithable."
p. 262: "In the Common Pleas Court, book 1, between 1752 and 1755,
James Bobbitt was called into court twelve times for failing to report
his taxable sonsx It took James Bobbitt several years and several thousand
pounds of tobacco to learn that he eventually had to comply with the lawx
"James Bobbitt became ill in March of 1761 and on March 13, 1761 he
wrote his will. He mentions all of his mature children in his will, including
his stepson, Richard Bennett, and his wife Elizabeth. The will was recorded
in Halifax County Virginia, in Will Book O, page 131." p. 263: Will
of James Bobbitt 1761, probated 20 Aug 1761: "I give to my son John,
law's Richard Bennit, the remaining part of the above mentioned tract of
land on the north side of Pigg River, according to the river courses of
the patentxalso a tract of land surveyed by John Adams adjoining the line
of the above said land to the said Richard Bennitt also to him and his
heirs forever in consideration whereof the said Richard Bennit is to pay
James Bobbitt eleven pounds at the time the said Bobbitt shall come of
age, provided he die before he shall have issue or come to age, the money
to be paid to Randall Bobbit." [The author was reading from a handwritten
will. Since the first line does not make absolute sense, the line may have
read: I give to my son "heir at" law Richard Bennit.] "xI
give to my son William Bobbitt that part of the tract of land I had of
Timothy Dalton lying on the south side of Pigg Rivert o him and his heirs
and assigns forever, he paying likewise to the said James Bobbitt Junior,
the sum of seven pounds in like manor as the said Richard Bennitx"
p. 264 [continuation of the Will] "xI give to my son John Bobbitt
the remainder of the tract of land I had of this said Dalton on the north
side of Pigg River, he paying the sum of eight pounds in mannor above as
to the above said Randall Bobbittx" "xI lend to my loving wife
Elizabeth during my [her?] widow[hood?], my negro, Joe, with all the rest
of my estate equally to be divided between my loving wife, Elizabeth Bobbitt,
Dinah Jinnings, Ann Hinson, Mary Bobbitt, Livisa Bobbit, James Bobbit,
and Randall Bobbitt. "xI do constitute and appoint my loving wife
Elizabeth Bobbit, executrix and my loving friends Robert Baber and Hugh
Innis, executors to this my last will and testamentx" Signed and delivered
in presence of: Benjamin Henkle [or Hensle?], Amos Choin? [Choice?], John
Dutton [or Dalton?] [─all brackets are those of Melanie. In this case
where the book's author apparently was having difficulty reading names,
I have suggested names which were known in the area. For 'Henkle' the obvious
misreading could be the 's' which looked like an 'f' or 'k' in contemporary
script.] pp. 264-5 Family Group of James and Elizabeth (Dalton) Bobbitt
"xa calculated list of ages of the eight [Bobbitt] children"
Richard Bennitt, stepson m. Mary Dalton Dinah Bobbitt b. 1739 m. Jonathan
Jennings Ann Bobbitt b. 1741 m. James? Henson John Bobbitt b. 1742 m. Sarah
Gibson William Bobbitt b. 1744 m. Ann McKenzie Livisa Bobbitt b. 1746 m.
James Cockran James Bobbitt, Jr b. 1748 m. Elizabeth McKenzie Randolph
Bobbitt b. 1752 m. Fanny Walden Mary Bobbitt b. 1754 m. Richard Bennitt
[I cannot explain the two Richard Bennitts above: one who marries Mary
Dalton and one who marries Mary Bobbitt.─MC] p. 267: "We do not
know what happened to Elizabeth Bobbitt. The last time she is mentioned
in any record is in the list of tithables taken in 1767: Elizabeth Bobbitt
and her negro Joe Bobbitt 1 tithable" [Here emerges a delicate little
problem: there is an Elizabeth Dalton who married William Arthur, Jr. in
1762, Bedford County, consent given by Timothy Dalton. The 1767 tithables
list of Camden Parish proves that the Elizabeth who married William Arthur
is not the Elizabeth who was James Bobbitt's widow. Can anyone add any
information to this dilemma?] p. 268: "We can find no evidence that
James Bobbitt was married before he married the widow Elizabeth Bennett.
The records indicate that all of the children mentioned in the will were
mothered by Elizabeth Bobbitt. The records show that the children considered
Timothy and Elizabeth Dalton of Bedford County Virginia to be their maternal
grand─parents. There are two deeds which prove that Elizabeth's maiden
name was Dalton, and that the Dalton family considered John and William
Bobbitt to be their grandsons. January 5, 1764 -Halifax County Virginia
records. "Timothy Dalton, and Elizabeth his wife, of the County of
Bedford, and John Bobbitt of Halifax County, for five shillings, paid by
John Bobbitt for 160 acres of land on the north side of Pigg River, being
the plantation whereon the said John Bobbitt now lives." January 6,
1764 ─ Halifax County Virginia records. "Timothy Dalton, and
Elizabeth his wife, of the County of Bedford, and William Bobbitt of Halifax
County, for five shillings, paid by William Bobbitt, for 240 acres of land
on the south side of the Pigg River, being land whereon the said William
Bobbitt now lives." "xFive shillings was token payment to make
the deeds legal and have the deeds recorded. xJames and Randolph were much
too young to be eligible to receive land gifts from their grandparents."
Tracking the Bobbitt heirs: DINAH and ANN p. 265: "Dinah Bobbitt Jennings,
and Ann Bobbitt Henson were married at the time of the will in 1761. Both
of these daughters were older and by the time of the list of tithables
[Pittsylvania County 1767 Tithables Liest] were living in Grayson county
Virginiax" JOHN BOBBITT p. 267: "John Bobbitt lived on the banks
of Pigg River until 1810 at which time he sold his land and moved to Montgomery
County where he died alone in 1814. x[His] descendants went to Amherst
and to Grayson County, later some of his descendants went to Kanawha and
Monroe counties." p. 269: Service in the Revolutionary War: 24 Sept
1778 ─ Court Order Book 4, pg 156, Pittsylvania Co: September Court:
John Bobbitt, producing a commission appointing him as Second Lieutenant
in the Militia of this County, took the oath by law prescribed." p.
531: "In 1776 Randolph Bobbitt married Fanny Walden, the daughter
of Richard and Candace (Hubbard) Walden." "Randolph lived his
entire life in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. He died at the age of 83
on land that originally belonged to his father on the south side of the
Pigg River near Frying Pan Creek." WILLIAM BOBBITT p. 664: William
was born in 1744 in Prince George County, Virginia. When William was 15
years old, his family moved to Halifax Co. p. 267: "William and his
brother James Bobbitt moved from the property in Pittsylvania County to
what was then called Fincastle County, later known as Montgomery County
Virginia. xThe descendants of William Bobbitt divided into Grayson County
Virginia and into Pulaski County Kentucky, later migrating to Missouri
and several western states." p. 269: Service in the Revolutionary
War: 4 Mar 1778 ─ Court Order Book 2, pg 164, Montgomery County: March
Court: William Bobbet was recommended as Captain in part of Captain Trigg's
Company. p. 668: 22 Feb 1802 ─ Grayson County, Book 1, pp 480─481
Two deeds on these pages included Daltons: John and William Dalton were
witnesses for one deed; William Dalton bought land in the other deed from
James Bennet, who had previously purchased the land from James Bobbitt.
The author notes that John and William Dalton were first cousins of Captain
William Bobbitt. p. 670: 27 June 1818: Grayson County: the sale of inventory
and personal property in the estate of William Bobbitt, dec'd. Those who
purchased items included: James Bobbitt, Nancy Bobbitt, Thomas Bobbitt,
Randolph Bobbitt, Robert Bobbitt, Timothy Dalton, William Bobbitt, Easau
Worrell, William Phillips. JAMES BOBBITT p. 267: "The descendants
of James Bobbitt went to Kentucky and some into Indiana." p. 270:
"xserved in the Revolutionary War under his brother Capt. William
Bobbitt. The federeal government set aside a large tract of land in Kentucky
and Tennessee to be granted to men who served in the war of the revolution.
James Bobbitt received 200 acres of land on Buck Creek, on October 27,
1798 in what was then Lincoln County, Kentucky and is today Pulaski County.
Book 26, page 365." p. 271: "The first record of James Bobbitt
outside of Pittsylvania County was in Montgomery County, Virginia in that
section that later became Grayson County, and later is today Carroll County:
'Survey for James Bobbitt, December 7, 1782, 150 acres of land on Big Reed
Island Creek, branch of New River.' xShortly after James Bobbitt received
the land grant located in Pualski County, Kentucky, he and his family moved
from Virginia. Many relatives moved with James, mostly the McKenzies, his
sister Jane Bobbitt Morgan, various members of the Williams family and
others from the Grayson County area." RANDOLPH BOBBITT p. 267: "Randolph
x the youngest son, lived and died near the ancestoral home property in
Pittsylvania County. x[His] descnedants remained for the most part in Pittsylvania
County, some did migrate to Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana." p. 269:
Service in the Revolutionary War: Mar 1781 ─ Court Order Bk 4, pg
359, Pittsylvania Co: March Court: Randolph Bobbitt, producing a commission
appointing him Ensign in the Militia of this County, took the oath by law
prescribed. May 1782 ─ Court Order Bk 4, pg 400, Pittsylvania Co:
Randolph Bobbitt is appointed First, and Bowker Smith Second, Lieutenants
to Captain Robert Daltons Company of the Militia of this County. p. 522:
Randolph and Fanny had a daughter, Mildred [daughter of Lewis Dalton],
who married Thomas Bobbitt on 9 Dec 1815. Other children were: Charles
W., Lewis, Randolph, Mourning, and Lucy. p. 619: Thomas and Mildred followed
their son James to Ohio in 1855; Thomas died in 1859 and was buried in
Antioch, Clinton Co, Ohio; Mildred died in 1884 and was buried next to
Notes for Elizabeth DALTON: * Query from James F. Klumpp
Does anyone know the evidence on which John Bobbitt concluded that Elizabeth,
wife of James Bobbit, was a Dalton and daughter of Timothy? This could
be reasoned from the fact that Timothy sells land cheap to two children
of this pair and grandparents often did that to grandchildren. But Timothy
originally sold the land in question to James Bobbit for considerably more
money and these small deeds could be seen as confirming the earlier (and
lost) deed after James' death. The grant of this land to the children is
contained in James' will included in the posting and James indicates that
he had already bought it. I can find no other deeds that "prove"
the children "considered Timothy and Elizabeth Dalton their grandparents."
In short, the cheap sale does not necessarily indicate that this is a sale
to grandchildren. It may have been cheap because it was simply confirming
an earlier sale. Can anyone prove my more doubtful theory wrong? The posting
from Bobbit's book noted the difficulty of the bonding for Elizabeth Dalton's
marriage to Timothy Dalton. My doubts about the marriage to James Bobbit
would be a solution to this problem.
295 Diannah11 BOBBITT b.c 1730. d.a
342 Ann BOBBITT b. 1741
343 John BOBBITT b. 1742. d.
344 William BOBBITT, Capt. b. 1744.
d. Aug 15 1817
345 Livisa BOBBITT b. 1746.
346 James BOBBITT, Jr. b. 1748.
347 Randolph BOBBITT b. 1752.
348 Mary BOBBITT b. 1754.
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