Thomas Henry RIVES lived for awhile on the Nutbush in Warren. An old letter at NC Archives and repeated in The ALSTON'S and ALLSTON'S of North and South Carolina by Joseph Groves regarding the Rives family makes mention of the EDWARDS family across the creek. Thomas Henry Rives had been in Mecklinburg Cty., Va. prior to Warren but after Warren he removed to and died in Chatham Cty., NC in 1809. He was born in Va. ca1740. He m. first a Neal and 2nd Mary EDWARDS ca1769.
Ralph NEAL d. 1804 in Warren Co. and his wife, Elizabeth d. 1824 in Franklin Co., GA. Their children:
Major NEAL (ca 1756-1822) m. Nancy MAYFIELD 15 Dec 1801 Warren Co., NC
Ralph NEAL, Jr. (b. ca 1756-1762 d. ?)
Brooks NEAL m. Betsy WRIGHT 15 Apr 1797 Warren Co. NC
Stephen NEAL d. 1840 Present day Rockdale Co., GA m. Arcelia 'Cella/Sealey' PATTERSON ca 1792 Warren Co,NC
Cathy NEAL m. ___ WRIGHT.
Mary "Polly" NEAL (b. ca 1757 VA d. after 1850 Monroe Co., MS) m. Newsom HARRIS (b. ca 1760 d. 1829 Warren)
Reuben NEAL m. Sarah JORDAN 27 Dec 1779 Granville Co., NC
Richard 'Dickie' NEAL m. Nancy TOWNS 28 July 1801 Warren Co., NC.
Other connected families: BECKHAM, HUDSON, LANGSTON, WILSON, ROBERTSON, MITCHELL, JONES, MARTIN, BEEKS, & others.
NELMS, Anna m.BOOTH, George Conway, a Rev. War Vet. in Warren Co. NC in 1791. They moved on to Rutherford Co. TN.
BULL, Rebecca m.HARPER, William abt 1793 in Warren Co. NC They moved on to Sumner Co. TN. Have NO IDEA of Rebecca BULLs parents!
DICKERSON, Margaret m.GARROTT, Thomas abt 1770 in BUTE Co. NC. They moved on to Wake Co. NC, then line moved to Gibson Co. TN. Have NO IDEA of Margaret DICKERSONs parents.
THOMAS, Sarah m.WINSTON, Isaac in (I think) BUTE Co. NC. Sarah THOMAS d.Bute Co. abt 1773. These families probably spilled over into Franklin Co. as well.
Another set of THOMAS-WINSTON families comes from an Athanatius THOMAS and Gilly WINSTON marriage, but these families are recorded in Franklin Co.
I have located a NEWELL family in Warren County who I believe are ancestors of Peter. John Newell, Sr., and wife Lucy had 8 Children:
1. Elizabeth Newell - married a ROBINSON
2. William Newell
3. Rebecca Newell - married William MYRICK
4. John Newell
5. Edward Newell - married Sally MOODY
6. David Hyde Newell - married Nancy CHEEK
7. Sally Newell
8. Polly Hyde Newell
I believe Peter Newell to be the son of either John Newell or a William Newell but have no proof at this time. Peter and Susanna Newell left Warren Co. around 1810 moving to Kentucky (maybe Green then Simpson Counties).
Camp Plummer NEWELL married married Louise E., maiden name unknown. I have undocumented evidence that they had 3 children:
1. John Durham Newell,
2. Mary Susan Newell
3. James Gatewood Newell.
My g-g-g-grandparents were Jim H.(abt 1820-bef 1880) and Eveline BURGESS (1820-1906). Their family belonged to the Shiloh Baptist church in Arcola. She appears in the Warren Co 1880 census in the area called Fishing Creek.
They had the following children:
Junius 1820-1906 mar Mariah WILLIAMS
Cyrus 1840-1919 mar Nancy WILLIAMS
Haywood 1844-abt 1905 mar Laura BURT
Louisa 1845-? who mar Jack ALSTON
Albert 1850-1931 mar Rosetta ALSTON
James 1852-? mar Lizabeth ?
Eveline 1860-1923 mar Hardy ALSTON
My g-g-grandparents were Almyra WILLIAMS (1839-1921)and Junius BURGESS (1838-1918). In 1910 they were living on Grove Hill Road in Arcola. She appears in the Warren Co 1880 census in the area called Fishing Creek.
They had the following children:
William H. 1856-1925 mar Candis 1864-bef 1925
Lovett T. 1862-1932 mar Patty Williams PERRY
Melvina 1863-? mar Solomon RICHARDSON
Cyrus 1867-? mar Berta
Lucy 1869-1945 mar Matthew RICHARDSON
Doctor F. 1856-1923 mar Mariah WILLIAMS
Lila 1878-? mar James H. RICHARDSON
Corena R. 1886-?
My g-g-g-grandmother was Linny Alston, who with Jeff Alston, had the following children:
James T. (1831-?) mar Pitsy ALSTON (1839-aft 1910)
Joseph Epps (1842-1932) mar Pleasant WILLIAMS (1847-1875), mar Lucy ALSTON (1855-?)
Albert A. (1846-bef 1900) mar Elizabeth (Betsy) ALSTON (1847-bef 1896), mar Phyllis PERRY (1860-abt 1930)
James T. and Pitsy had the following children:
Henry (1868-?) mar Betty IRVIN
James T. (1878-?)
Joseph EPPS did not have any children. He married his 2nd wife in 1875 at P.G. ALSTON'S house. Joe EPPS, as he was called, and Lucy had nephew Gilbert WATSON (1879-?) and Thenis WATSON (1880-?) living with them during the 1900 census of Fork township. Linny was living with Joe in the 1880 census. She was 80 years old and blind.
Albert and Elizabeth had the following children:
James A. (1872-1929) mar Idella Jane RICHARDSON
Solomon A. (1875-1910) mar Melinda ALSTON
Albert A. (1879-1940)
Caswell (1880-1960) mar Lizzie ALSTON, mar Eliza Alston LOUIS (1883-1915)
Tempie (1887-1985) mar Waddell ALSTON
Mansfield (1899-1983) mar Hattie B. ALSTON
In the 1880 census Elizabeth says that she and her parents were born in Virginia.
Albert and Phyllis had one son Rufus (Pete)(1897-1979)
Phyllis PERRY was the widow of Louis PERRY (1858-bef 1900).
Albert was a preacher who, it is said, donated the land that Fork Chapel church was built on in that section of Warren County known as the Fork.
Benjamin and Frances had the following children:
Mary Copeland (1847-bef 1900) mar Rufus RICHARDSON (1844-1921)
James H. (1850-?) mar Mary
Margianne (1851-aft 1910) mar Wiley BURTON
Frances (1855-?) mar John Faulcon RICHARDSON (1854-?)
Benjamin (1855-bef 1901) mar Sally RICHARDSON (1858-?)
Jennie (1861-?) mar Alfred COPELAND (1856-?)
Mary COPELAND and Rufus RICHARDSON had the following children:
Matthew H. (1870-1931) mar Margaret WILLIAMS, mar Lucy BURGESS
Idella Jane (1873-1958) mar James A. ALSTON
Thomas Ann (1876-1948) mar Paul Taft ALSTON
James H. and Mary had the following children:
Margianne and Wiley Burton RICHARDSON had the following children:
Alice Anna (1877-?)
Charles (1878-?) mar Annie RICHARDSON
Lady V. (1887-?)
Benjamin and Sally RICHARDSON had the following children:
Lucy (1873-?) mar Henry SILVER
Penny (1879-?) mar
Jesse (1888-?) mar Windsor RICHARDSON
My g-g-g-g-grandmother was Caroline WILLIAMS (1810-aft 1880). Her son Haywood(abt 1825-?) mar Caroline THOMAS (abt 1825-?) had the following children:
John Wesley WILLIAMS (1844-1925)
Sprig T. WILLIAMS (1851-1926)
These 2 brothers married 2 sisters.
John Wesley mar Sally Boyd WILLIAMS (1845-1920)and had the following children:
Eliza (1870-1942)mar Ransom A. WILLIAMS
Margaret G. (1871-abt 1897)mar Matthew H. RICHARDSON
Haywood Wesley (1872-1918)
Annette B. (1873-1956) mar Ned STAMPER
Mariah (1880-1919) mar Doctor F. BURGESS
Caroline (abt 1881-?) mar William ALSTON and then mar Mark ALSTON
Sally B. (1884-1918) mar Worth JOHNSON
John WESLEY (1887-abt 1905)
Sprig T. married Annette WILLIAMS and they had the following children:
William L.(1877-?) mar Amy AUSTIN
Edward (1880-?) mar Emma P. WILLIAMS
Arthur B. (1886-1977) mar Margarite ARTIS
John W. (1887-1939) mar Rosa
Robert Lee (1890-?)
Sally Boyd WILLIAMS who married John Wesley WILLIAMS was my g-g-grandmother. Her parents were Sprig (abt 1820-bef 1883) and Eliza WILLIAMS (1825-aft 1900). Sprig and ELiza had the following children:
Sally Boyd (1845-1920) mar John Wesley WILLIAMS Whit (1852-?)
Annette (1853-1936) mar Sprig WILLIAMS
Edward C. (1858-?) mar Georgiana STAMPER
Nannie (1865-?)mar ? Newill
Corbin (1856-?)mar Olivia
Idella's father, Rufus b 1844 in Halifax, married Mary COPELAND and was the son of Nancy RICHARDSON b 1825 in Halifax. She was the daughter of Absalom b 1790 in Halifax, a blacksmith, and Rhoda RICHARDSON b 1796 in Edgecombe Co.
Absalom shows up in the 1850 Warren Co census. He is the owner of 1 slave. In the 1860 Warren Co census it is reported that he is a blacksmith in Grove Hill. Does anyone know if this was a section of Warren County or the name of a plantation?
Absalom and Rhoda's children:
Nancy (1825-abt 1895)
Hardy (1830-?) mar Mary SILVER
I am missing possibly 8 other people that were in the house in the Halifax Co 1840 census.
Rufus G. (1844-1921) mar Mary COPELAND
Lucy Ann (1846-bef 1896) mar William H. WOODARD
Ginnie (1849-?) mar James E. HOWELL
I do not know if Nancy was ever married.
Hardy married Mary SILVER; their children:
Sally Ann (1857-?) mar William BOONE
Absalom (1861-?) mar Hixie RICHARDSON
Matilda (1862-?) mar Ricks RICHARDSON
Mary (1864-?) mar James RICHARDSON, II.
It has been very difficult tracing the RICHARDSON'S because most of the records I am looking for are missing. There was a fire at the Halifax Co courthouse that destroyed many records.
Also need Nancy's parents. She was b. abt 1810-1820.