Ancestors of Mandy "Maude" Dotson

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.    Mandy "Maude" Dotson, born December 25, 1886 in Monroe Co, TN; died July 19, 1953.  She was the daughter of 2. William Thomas

Dotson and 3. Julia Ann Williams.  She married (1) James Crisp.

 

         Children of Mandy Dotson and James Crisp are:

               i.      Grace Crisp, born 1908.

               ii.     James Crisp, born October 10, 1910.

               iii.    Gardy Crisp, born 1912.

               iv.     Juanita Crisp, born 1915.

               v.      Ben Crisp, born 1917.

               vi.     Hazel Crisp.

               vii.    Willie Elizibeth Crisp, born 1921.

               viii.   Mattie Crisp.

               ix.     Nealie Crisp.

               x.      Bud Crisp.

               xi.     Julia Crisp, born 1906.

 

 Generation No. 2

 

        2.  William Thomas Dotson, born June 04, 1862 in Monroe Co, TN; died September 12, 1944 in Monroe Co, TN.  He was the son of 4. John Floyd Dotson and 5. Martha Ammons.  He married 3. Julia Ann Williams August 01, 1885 in Monroe Co, TN.

        3.  Julia Ann Williams, born June 18, 1869 in Monroe Co, TN; died August 20, 1942 in Vonore, Monroe Co, TN.  She was the daughter of 6. William Williams , Pvt. and 7. Amanda Johnson.

 

Notes for William Thomas Dotson:

buried at Mt. Zion Cemetery; Vonore, TN

  

 Notes for Julia Ann Williams:

buried at Mt. Zion Cemetery; Vonore, TN

 

 

        Children of William Dotson and Julia Williams are:

               i.      Neva Nealie Dotson, born February 15, 1901 in Monroe Co, TN; died August 06, 1976 in Loudon, Loudon Co, TN; married (1) Elijah Cline; married (2) John Abner Chastain December 23, 1922.

 

Notes for Neva Nealie Dotson:

buried at Mt. Zion Baptist Cemetery; Vonore, TN

Notes for John Abner Chastain:

buried at Mt. Zion Baptist Cemetery; Vonore, TN

 

               ii.     Mae Dotson, born September 01, 1898 in Monroe Co, TN; died September 11, 1981 in Loudon, TN; married Henry Watts.

              iii.    Mandy "Maude" Dotson, born December 25, 1886 in Monroe Co, TN; died July 19, 1953; married James Crisp.

               iv.     William Dotson, born June 08, 1894 in Monroe Co, TN; died August 06, 1968 in Monroe Co, TN; married Zona Mae Thomas November 17, 1917 in Monroe Co, TN.

               v.      James A. Dotson, born August 28, 1896 in Monroe Co, TN; died January 21, 1966 in Monroe Co, TN; married Lona Mann.

               vi.     John Dotson, born November 14, 1889 in Monroe Co, TN; died May 06, 1922; married Della Crisp.

               vii.    Ike Dotson, born September 05, 1903 in Monroe Co, TN; died June 03, 1974 in Knoxville, Knox Co, TN; married Ludie Hodge.

               viii.   Cora Dotson, born May 15, 1892 in Monroe Co, TN; died October 31, 1965 in Monroe Co, TN; married Pete Costner August 05, 1908 in Monroe Co, TN.

               ix.     Cara Dotson, born December 15, 1887 in Monroe Co, TN; died August 27, 1932 in Monroe Co, TN; married William Cline.

               x.      Dora Dotson, born July 18, 1908 in Monroe Co, TN; died August 03, 1986 in Norwalk, CA; married Joe Bingham August 30, 1926 in Monroe Co, TN.

               xi.     Bessie Dotson, born 1906 in Monroe Co, TN; died in NC.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

        4.  John Floyd Dotson, born May 06, 1833 in Spring Creek, Polk Co, TN; died April 04, 1912 in Monroe Co, TN.  He married 5. Martha Ammons October 16, 1860 in Monroe Co, TN.

        5.  Martha Ammons, born June 22, 1843 in Polk Co, TN; died May 01, 1915 in Monroe Co, TN.  She was the daughter of 10. Young Ammons, Rev. and 11. Eleanor Cabe.

 

Notes for John Floyd Dotson:

Buried at Citico Cemetery; Monroe Co, TN

 

  Notes for Martha Ammons:

Buried at Citico Cemetery; Monroe Co, TN

 

         Children of John Dotson and Martha Ammons are:

        2       i.      William Thomas Dotson, born June 04, 1862 in Monroe Co, TN; died September 12, 1944 in Monroe Co, TN; married Julia Ann Williams August 01, 1885 in Monroe Co, TN.

               ii.     Onley Dotson , Rev., married Mary Jane Farr.

               iii.    Leddie Dotson, born December 27, 1875 in Monroe Co, TN; died March 10, 1955 in Monroe Co, TN; married Mat Shirk.

               iv.     Janey Dotson, born January 02, 1870 in Monroe Co, TN; died March 05, 1950 in Monroe Co, TN; married Jim Willis.

               v.      Nancy Corlion Dotson, born November 27, 1872 in Monroe Co, TN; died March 31, 1937 in Monroe Co, TN; married L. T. "Tip" Henry June 10, 1891.

               vi.     Henry Dotson, married Ida Harris.

               vii.    James Dotson, born April 15, 1865 in Monroe Co, TN; died April 12, 1896 in Monroe Co, TN; married Mary Jame McKelvey.

               viii.   Mary Dotson, born February 26, 1869 in Monroe Co, TN; died January 14, 1945 in Monroe Co, TN; married (1) Jim Whiteside , Rev. Abt. 1891; married (2) Butler Tipton , Rev. Aft. 1902; married (3) Leonard Weaver Aft. 1919.

               ix.     Boyd Dotson, born January 22, 1870 in Monroe Co, TN; died April 20, 1958 in Monroe Co, TN; married Annie McKelvey.

               x.      John Floyd Dotson , Jr., born 1874 in Jakes Creek, Monroe Co, TN; died 1969 in Monroe Co, TN; married Margaret Gooden.

 

        6.  William Williams , Pvt., born October 27, 1833 in Monroe Co, TN; died February 23, 1925 in Tellico Plains, Monroe Co, TN.  He was the son of 12. William W. Williams , Sr. and 13. Triphena Millsaps.  He married 7. Amanda Johnson Abt. 1857 in Monroe Co, TN.

 

        7.  Amanda Johnson, born May 1843 in TN; died January 21, 1876 in Monroe Co, TN.  She was the daughter of 14. Benjamine Johnson and 15. Eliza.

 

Notes for William Williams , Pvt.:

Buried at Williamsburg Baptist Cemetery (Ball Play Community); Monroe Co, TN.

 

Confederate Soldier.  Pvt. Co A, 29th NC Infantry - enlisted 17 Jun1861 in Cherokee Co, NC

 

He lived at and operated a toll gate near Deal's Gap.  Historic Marker 1E-37 reads as follows:  Early Tollgate - The chimney nearby marks the location of a tollhouse on the Tennessee River Turnpike, which operated in 1829.  Connecting Blount Co, TN with Macon Co, NC across the Great Smokies, it was an important route in livestock commerce between production centers in GA and the east TN region.

 

Notes for Amanda Johnson:

buried at Williamsburg Baptist Cemetery; Monroe Co, TN

 

 Notes for Lila Kirkland:

Buried at Williamsburg Baptist Cemetery (Ball Play Community); Monroe Co, TN.

 

         Children of William Williams and Amanda Johnson are:

        3       i.      Julia Ann Williams, born June 18, 1869 in Monroe Co, TN; died August 20, 1942 in Vonore, Monroe Co, TN; married William Thomas Dotson August 01, 1885 in Monroe Co, TN.

               ii.     Oliver Perry Williams , Rev., born April 24, 1859 in Monroe Co, TN; died February 19, 1935 in Bryson City, NC; married Artie M. Grant September 29, 1887.

 

Notes for Oliver Perry Williams , Rev.:

Preacher, Bible Student, Legislator, Teacher, Bank Cashier, Hunter, and Fisherman.

 

Represented Graham Co, NC in the State Legislature.

 

               iii.    W. Only Williams, born March 08, 1862; died May 08, 1931; married Thene McKelvey.

               iv.     Emily Williams, born 1872; died in Buckhead, GA; married George Davis.

               v.      Mary Williams, born 1857; married Marcus Rader.

               vi.     Edward Williams, born 1874; died in Happy Top Cemetary; Monroe Co, TN.

 

Notes for Edward Williams:

He was killed by Rowe Clay Powell.  Never married.

 

               vii.    Martha Evelyn Williams, born October 22, 1866; died Aft. April 1969 in OK; married Ingram.

 

        Children of William Williams and Lila Kirkland are:

               i.      J. Harvey Williams, born 1877.

               ii.     Brazil Williams, born 1878.

               iii.    Pearley Williams, born 1881.

               iv.     Blackburn Williams, born 1883.

               v.      Grover Williams, born 1885.

               vi.     Sarah Williams, born 1886.

               vii.    Dillard Williams, born 1888.

               viii.   Dora Ann Williams, born 1890.

               ix.     Mongo Williams, born 1893.

               x.      Gilburn Williams, born 1895.

 

 Generation No. 4

 

        10.  Young Ammons , Rev., born 1798 in NC; died Aft. 1860.  He was the son of 20. Ephraim Ammons and 21. Ann Hargrove.  He married 11. Eleanor Cabe June 14, 1822 in Haywood Co, NC.

        11.  Eleanor Cabe, born 1798 in NC; died Bef. 1860.  She was the daughter of 22. Samuel Cabe and 23. Catherine.

 

 Notes for Young Ammons , Rev.:

Baptist Preacher.  In Polk Co, TN in 1850 and Monroe Co, TN in 1860.

 

 

        Children of Young Ammons and Eleanor Cabe are:

        5       i.      Martha Ammons, born June 22, 1843 in Polk Co, TN; died May 01, 1915 in Monroe Co, TN; married John Floyd Dotson October 16, 1860 in Monroe Co, TN.

               ii.     Sarah Ammons, born 1833.

               iii.    William Ammons, born 1837; married Mary Ann Dotson.

               iv.     Joshua Ammons, born 1838.

               v.      Mary Ammons, born 1841.

               vi.     Samuel Ammons, born 1844.

               vii.    Thomas Ammons, born 1849.

 

        12.  William W. Williams , Sr., born 1804 in Surry Co, NC; died Aft. 1856 in Tapoco, Graham Co, NC.  He was the son of 24. Thomas W. Williams and 25. Sally Ward.  He married 13. Triphena Millsaps May 15, 1824 in Blount Co, TN.

        13.  Triphena Millsaps, born 1805 in Randolph Co, NC; died Aft. 1870 in Tapoco, Graham Co, NC.  She was the daughter of 26. Jesse Millsaps , Sr. and 27. Mary "Polly" Hyder.

 

 Notes for William W. Williams , Sr.:

Buried at Yellow Creek Cemetery; nr. Tapoco, NC.  He was traveling to his son, William's home on a mare.  The mare was frightened by some knives, spoons, and forks that he was carrying.  The mare passed under a low limb on a tree, such that William's head struck the branch and he was killed.

  

        Children of William Williams and Triphena Millsaps are:

        6       i.      William Williams , Pvt., born October 27, 1833 in Monroe Co, TN; died February 23, 1925 in Tellico Plains, Monroe Co, TN; married (1) Amanda Johnson Abt. 1857 in Monroe Co, TN; married (2) Lila Kirkland Abt. 1876.

               ii.     Mary Williams, born Abt. 1829 in TN; married Perry Johnson February 28, 1845.

               iii.    Jesse Williams , Pvt., born 1829; died December 04, 1864; married Minerva Johnson July 01, 1851 in Monroe Co, TN.

 

Notes for Jesse Williams , Pvt.:

Pvt, Union Army, Co H, 3rd TN Mounted Infantry.  Pension File W.O. 197757.  Killed by Guerrillas ("a Rebel named Jonn Burns") in Chilhowee Valley at Tallassee Ford in TN, 4 Dec 1864.

 

               iv.     James Williams, born 1823 in TN; died 1915 in New Zion Baptist Cemetary; McMinn Co, TN; married Susan Blair November 12, 1846 in Blount Co, TN.

               v.      Sarah Jane Williams, born 1832 in TN; died Abt. 1866; married John Brownlow Carringer Abt. 1850.

               vi.     George Williams , Pvt., born 1835 in TN; died January 10, 1865; married Elizabeth Kirkland July 29, 1852 in Yellow Creek, NC.

 

Notes for George Williams , Pvt.:

Pension File WC 164877.  He served with both the Confederate and Union Armys during the Civil War. 

 

Confeferate:  enlisted in Co A, 29th NC Infantry on 17Jun1861. 

 

Union:  was Pvt. Co H, 3rd TN Mounted Infantry - enlisted 28Jan1864.  He was captured on 7Dec1864 and taken to prison in Ashville, NC.  He escaped from prison and was killed on 10Jan1865 near the TN State line.

 

Buried at U.S. Cemetery, Knoxville, TN

 

               vii.    Rebecca Williams, born 1835; died in Shuler Cemetary; Yellow Creek, NC; married (1) Andrew Millsaps April 08, 1849 in Monroe Co, TN; married (2) John Brownlow Carringer February 03, 1867 in Monroe Co, TN.

               viii.   Avarilla Williams, born February 16, 1838; died December 24, 1913; married (1) Danniel Wesley Carringer March 02, 1851; married (2) Jackson L. Wilson August 08, 1875.

               ix.     Carson Williams, born 1840.

               x.      Bartley Williams , Pvt., born 1842; died January 10, 1865.

 

Notes for Bartley Williams , Pvt.:

He was captured on 7Dec1864 and taken to prison in Ashville, NC.  He escaped from prison and was killed on 10Jan1865 near the TN State line.

 

               xi.     Marion M. Williams , Pvt., born 1845; died 1873 in Towns Co, GA; married Nancy Deaver.

 

Notes for Marion M. Williams , Pvt.:

Died in Towns Co, GA from wounds received in Nov 1864.  Buried at Yellow Cr Cem at Yellow Creek, NC. 

Pension File DO 562963. Union Army - Co C, 3rd TN Mounted Infantary, enlisted July 1864.  States that Marion was "Absent at Madisonville.  Wounded in skirmish in NC on 4Dec1864 and cannot be moved". 

 

               xii.    Azalee Williams, born 1848; married (1) James Davidi Orr; married (2) Steve Smith.

               xiii.   Candis Williams, born 1850 in TN; died June 10, 1927 in Gracemont, OK; married Charles Anthony , Lt. May 24, 1866 in Blount Co, TN.

               xiv.    Ava Rilla Williams, married Daniel Wesley Carringer March 02, 1851.

               xv.     Alzena Williams, married Dave Orr.

               xvi.    Martha Ann Williams, born 1851; died December 05, 1947.

 

        14.  Benjamine Johnson, born Abt. 1792 in TN.  He married 15. Eliza.

        15.  Eliza, born Abt. 1792.

 

 

        Children of Benjamine Johnson and Eliza are:

        7       i.      Amanda Johnson, born May 1843 in TN; died January 21, 1876 in Monroe Co, TN; married William Williams , Pvt. Abt. 1857 in Monroe Co, TN.

               ii.     Minerva Johnson, born 1834 in TN; married Jesse Williams , Pvt. July 01, 1851 in Monroe Co, TN.

 

Notes for Jesse Williams , Pvt.:

Pvt, Union Army, Co H, 3rd TN Mounted Infantry.  Pension File W.O. 197757.  Killed by Guerrillas ("a Rebel named Jonn Burns") in Chilhowee Valley at Tallassee Ford in TN, 4 Dec 1864.

 

               iii.    Perry Johnson, born 1825 in TN; married Mary Williams February 28, 1845.

               iv.     Eliza Johnson, born 1827 in TN.

               v.      William Johnson, born 1839.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

        20.  Ephraim Ammons, born 1778 in Buncombe Co, NC; died 1856.  He married 21. Ann Hargrove Abt. 1798 in Buncombe Co, NC.

        21.  Ann Hargrove, born 1782 in Delaware; died August 1869.

 

         Children of Ephraim Ammons and Ann Hargrove are:

        10      i.      Young Ammons , Rev., born 1798 in NC; died Aft. 1860; married Eleanor Cabe June 14, 1822 in Haywood Co, NC.

               ii.     Jesse Ammons , Rev., born September 07, 1802 in Buncombe Co, NC; died July 1859; married Rhoda Elizabeth Peek.

               iii.    Ephraim Ammons, born June 29, 1814.

               iv.     Allen Ammons.

               v.      John Ammons, born 1821.

 

        22.  Samuel Cabe, born Abt. 1775 in Ulster, Ireland.  He was the son of 44. Jonathan McCabe.  He married 23. Catherine.

        23.  Catherine, born Abt. 1780.

 

 Notes for Samuel Cabe:

Samuel is living with his daughter Talythia Cabe, wife of William Murphy in 1850.

 

         Children of Samuel Cabe and Catherine are:

        11      i.      Eleanor Cabe, born 1798 in NC; died Bef. 1860; married Young Ammons , Rev. June 14, 1822 in Haywood Co, NC.

               ii.     James S. Cabe, born 1810 in NC; died Abt. 1870.

               iii.    Elizabeth Cabe, born Abt. 1800; married George Rogers February 10, 1821.

               iv.     John Cabe, born 1808.

               v.      David Cabe, born 1820.

               vi.     Eliza Cabe, born 1823.

               vii.    Isaac Crayton Cabe, born 1825.

               viii.   Talythia Cabe, born 1830; married William Murphy.

 

        24.  Thomas W. Williams, born December 13, 1753 in Surry Co, NC; died 1831 in Surry Co, NC.  He married 25. Sally Ward Abt. 1784 in Surry.

        25.  Sally Ward, born 1755 in Surry Co, NC; died Aft. 1805.

  

        Children of Thomas Williams and Sally Ward are:

        12      i.      William W. Williams , Sr., born 1804 in Surry Co, NC; died Aft. 1856 in Tapoco, Graham Co, NC; married Triphena Millsaps May 15, 1824 in Blount Co, TN.

               ii.     Isaac Williams, born October 20, 1785 in Surry Co, NC; died August 01, 1867; married Dicy Ridings August 24, 1812.

               iii.    Rachel Williams, born September 16, 1795.

               iv.     John Williams, born 1797.

               v.      Nancy C. Williams, born 1799.

               vi.     Polly Williams, born June 03, 1800.

               vii.    Thomas Williams, born 1801.

               viii.   Sylvia Williams, born 1802.

 

        26.  Jesse Millsaps , Sr., born 1768 in Randolph Co, NC; died May 08, 1845 in Nr. Tallassee, Monroe Co, TN.  He was the son of 52. Unknown and 53. Jane Millsaps.  He married 27. Mary "Polly" Hyder April 02, 1799 in Carter Co, TN.

        27.  Mary "Polly" Hyder, born 1770 in Washington Co, TN; died July 1860 in Monroe Co, TN.  She was the daughter of 54. Michael Hyder and 55. Elizabeth Woods.

 

Notes for Jesse Millsaps , Sr.:

Attended Sinking Creek Baptist Church in Carter Co, TN in 1810.  He is buried at Crowder Cemetery; Monroe Co, TN.    War 1812 (Tennessee Militia).

 

Will of Jesse Millsaps:  Book A, page 54, Monroe Co, TN

 

I, Jesse Millsaps, do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void all other wills by me at any time made.

 

1st, I direct that my funeral expenses and all my dets be paid as soon after my death as possible out of any money that I may die possessed of or may come to the hands of my executors.

 

2nd, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Polly Millsaps my estate real and personal during her life or widowhood and in case of second mariage the real estate then immediately to descent to my youngest son John E. Millsaps, as is intended by this my last will and testament.

 

3rd, I direct and allow my wife to give to my youngest daughter, Ludesa, any species of property and to the extent she may think proper.

 

4th, I hereby enjoin on my son John E. Millsaps to live and remain on the farm where he now lives to superintend and take care of his mother and at her death take possession of the premises.

 

5th, After the death of my wife my personal property to be equally divided between my daughters, towit:  Elizabeth, Trifina, Jemina, Polly, Jane, and Rebecca.  Ludesa first being provided for by her mother.

 

6th, To Have this my last will fully understood at the death of my wife, I bequeath my real estate to my son John E. Millsaps.

 

7th and Last, I do hereby nominate and appoint my wife, Polly Millsaps, and John E. Millsaps my executors.  In witness whereof, I do this my will set my hand and seal this 8th day of May 1845.

 

Jesse Millsaps (his mark)

 

Signed, sealed and published in our presence and we have inscribed our names hereto in presence of the testator, this 8th day of May 1845

 

J. S. Milligan

Benjamin Johnson

 

         Children of Jesse Millsaps and Mary Hyder are:

        13      i.      Triphena Millsaps, born 1805 in Randolph Co, NC; died Aft. 1870 in Tapoco, Graham Co, NC; married William W. Williams , Sr. May 15, 1824 in Blount Co, TN.

               ii.     James Millsaps.

               iii.    Jesse Wallace Millsaps.

               iv.     Mary Millsaps.

               v.      Michael Millsaps, born 1799.

               vi.     Andrew Millsaps, born 1801.

               vii.    Jonathan Millsaps, born 1809.

               viii.   Jane Millsaps, born 1810.

               ix.     William Clinton Millsaps , Rev., born 1811.

               x.      John E. Millsaps, born 1812.

               xi.     Elizabeth Millsaps, born 1814.

               xii.    Jimina Millsaps, born 1816.

               xiii.   Ladesia Millsaps, born 1819.

               xiv.    Rebecca Millsaps, born 1819.

 

 

Generation No. 6

 

        44.  Jonathan McCabe, born March 04, 1705/06 in Scotland.

 

 

        Children of Jonathan McCabe are:

        22      i.      Samuel Cabe, born Abt. 1775 in Ulster, Ireland; married Catherine.

               ii.     Stephen Cabe.

               iii.    Katherine Cabe, married Benjamin Stiles January 01, 1794.

               iv.     John Cabe, born 1799.

               v.      Jane Cabe, married Thomas Stiles.

               vi.     Zachariah Cabe, born 1787; married E. Penland.

               vii.    Mary Cabe, born 1780; married James Stiles.

 

        52.  Unknown.  He met 53. Jane Millsaps.

        53.  Jane Millsaps, born Abt. 1758 in Nash Co, NC; died December 12, 1846 in Cocke Co, TN.  She was the daughter of 106. Robert Millsaps and 107. Eleanor King.

 

 

 Notes for Jane Millsaps:

Samuel Yates / Jane Millsaps Bible Record

This Bible record was included in the pension record of Samuel Yates who served out of NC during the Rev. War. #R11927. He was born Aug. 24, 1757, joined the service in Nash Co. NC and died Apr. 18, 1844. His widow applied for pension from Cocke Co. Tn. in 1846 at age 87.,

therefore born ca. 1759. She md. Samuel Yates Jan. 1787 in Burke Co. NC. The Bible was copied for the purpose of applying for pension, because the original was in such poor shape. The corner was torn from the pages as a man named Ford wanted to use the births of two of the girls to apply for pension on behalf of his mother. Jesse Millsaps of Monroe Co. Tn. was illegitimate son of Jane Millsaps. It goes as follows:

Mary Yeats was born October 2, 1787

Jane Yates was born October the 18th 1789.

Samuel Yeats was bornd March 7th 1798

Elisabeth Yeats was born May 11, 1801

Nathaniel Yeats was bornd June 23, 1803

Lydia Freeman was born March 11th 1804 (she md. Samuel Yates, Jr.)

Samuel Yeats was born the 13th of March 1828 (child of Samuel and Lydia)

Nathaniel Jacin Yeats was bornd June 4th 1830 (child of Samuel and

Lydia)

Robert Yeats died in the service of war April in the year 1814

Samuel Yeats, Sr. died April the 18, 1844

Submitted by: Joy Locke

  

        Child of Unknown and Jane Millsaps is:

        26      i.      Jesse Millsaps , Sr., born 1768 in Randolph Co, NC; died May 08, 1845 in Nr. Tallassee, Monroe Co, TN; married Mary "Polly" Hyder April 02, 1799 in Carter Co, TN.

 

        54.  Michael Hyder, born 1739 in Hampshire, VA; died June 25, 1790 in Carter Co, TN.  He was the son of 108. Hans Michel Heider and 109. Katherine Chasteen.  He married 55. Elizabeth Woods December 02, 1764.

        55.  Elizabeth Woods, born 1745 in Frederick, VA; died January 03, 1841 in Carter Co, TN.  She was the daughter of 110. James Woods and 111. Elizabeth.

 

 Notes for Michael Hyder:

He signed the Halifax Petition of 1776. He was a member of the Watauga Assoc. He was in Ft. Watauga with his family on Jul. 21, 1776, when the Cherokee Indians attacked the fort. He was with John Sevier in almost all his expeditions against the Indians and the British, including the Battle of Musgrove's Mill in SC Thickety Fort and Cedar Springs. He was asked to stay behind and defend the fort when the men left to fight Maj. Patrick Ferguson at the Battle of King's Mtn. in SC. The militiamen had not been away long before Sevier received word from Hyder that an Indian party was on their way from the south to attack the settlement. The overmountain men headed west and met the war party at Boyd's Creek near presend day Sevier Co., Tn. just west of Knoxville. The Indians were soundly defeated. He had one of the first powder mills in the area. Powder from the mill was used at King's Mtn. His will dated 20 May 1790.

 

Came to the Watauge Settlement from Hampshire Co, VA in about 1767.  He is buried at Hyder Cemetery; Carter Co, TN.   Revolutionary Soldier - was at the Battle of Kings Mountain. 

 

Washington Co., TN Will Book 1, 28 May 1790 (August sessions).  Washington County, TN Will Abstracts, 1777-1872-Michael Hyder-28 May 1790  To wife Elizabeth, plantation with orchards and houses, also household furniture and stocks during her life.  To sons John, Michael, Adam, Jacob, and Joseph, 100 acres I bought of Matthew Talbot.   Executors:  Wife and son John.  Teste:  Edmond Williams, Robert English, Henry (X) English August Sessions, 1790 -- Signed:  Michael (X) Hider

 

His tombstone inscriptions reads:

Erected by his descendants

             to

Michael Hyder, Sr

died June 25, 1790

Member of Watauga Association

In Watauga Fort June 21, 1776

Took part in all the early IndianWars in Tennessee under Shelby, Sevier and Christian.  Was in the following battles of Revolution:  Thickety Fort, Cedar Springs,and Musgroves Mills in South Carolina.  Was detailed from Kings Mountain Expedition to

defend Watauga Settlement from Indian Invasion

 

 

 Notes for Elizabeth Woods:

  buried at Hyder Cemetery; Carter Co, TN.

 

 

        Children of Michael Hyder and Elizabeth Woods are:

        27      i.      Mary "Polly" Hyder, born 1770 in Washington Co, TN; died July 1860 in Monroe Co, TN; married Jesse Millsaps , Sr. April 02, 1799 in Carter Co, TN.

               ii.     John Hyder, born 1765; died 1833; married Rose English 1789.

               iii.    Michael Hyder , Jr., born 1767; died 1861; married Martha Lockard 1797.

               iv.     Martha Hyder, born 1775.

               v.      Adam Hyder, born 1776; died 1816.

               vi.     Jacob Hyder, born 1776; died 1854; married Hannah Elizabeth Rockwell 1798.

               vii.    Joseph Hyder, born 1779; died 1864; married Rhoda Edens 1802.

               viii.   Jonathan Hyder, born 1783; died 1861; married Jane Edens 1805.

               ix.     Ben Hyder, born 1784.

               x.      Nancy Hyder, born 1785; died in White Co, TN; married John Stoglin.

               xi.     Katherine Hyder, born Aft. 1786; married A. Moore.

               xii.    James Hyder, born Aft. 1786.

               xiii.   Elizabeth Hyder, born Aft. 1786.

 

 

Generation No. 7

 

        106.  Robert Millsaps, born Abt. 1720 in Belfast, Antrim Co, Ireland; died December 1793 in Randolph Co, NC.  He was the son of 212. Thomas I. Millsaps and 213. Mary Poplin.  He married 107. Eleanor King 1758 in Augusta Co, VA.

        107.  Eleanor King, born Abt. 1730 in VA; died Aft. 1793 in Randolph Co, NC.

 

Notes for Robert Millsaps:

Came to America with his parents at age 16 (about 1735).

 

Will of Robert Millsaps:  Probated 1793, in Book 1, p 126, Randolph Co, NC

 

In the rememberance of the uncertainty of him here I think to ___ so settle my affairs and do make this my last will and testament.  1st My will is that my just debts and funeral expenses be paid by my executors and give to my loving wife, Allendar Millsaps, my land and plantation where on I now live, with all the appertainte there unto during her natural life.  After my wife's death

 

2nd I give the said land to my three sons, namely, Moses Millsaps, Robert Millsaps, and William Millsaps to them and their heirs forever.

 

3rd  I give to my daughter Mary Millsaps one cow and calf, one feather bed with the furnature, one pot, one lining.  I also leave to my grandaughter, Sarah Millsaps, one heiffer that went by the name of ___,  I also leave to my son Joseph, 1 mare colt, that came of the black mare.  and I give the _____.  I give the remaining part of my estate to be equally divided between my before mentioned and I nominate and appoint William Hanner and my son Moses Millsaps executores to this my last will and testament.

 

signed, sealed, and delivered in the presence of

 

John Henly

John Taylor

 

 

        Children of Robert Millsaps and Eleanor King are:

        53      i.      Jane Millsaps, born Abt. 1758 in Nash Co, NC; died December 12, 1846 in Cocke Co, TN; met (1) Unknown; married (2) Samuel Yates January 1787 in Burk Co, NC.

               ii.     Ellen Millsaps.

               iii.    Thomas Millsaps, married Bathsheba Williams.

               iv.     James Millsaps.

               v.      Edward Millsaps.

               vi.     Joseph Millsaps.

               vii.    Moses Millsaps.

               viii.   Mary Millsaps, married Thomas Farmer.

               ix.     Robert Millsaps.

               x.      William Millsaps.

 

        108.  Hans Michel Heider, born Abt. 1704 in Palantine, Germany; died April 30, 1776 in Philadelphia, PA.  He married 109. Katherine Chasteen Bef. 1729.

        109.  Katherine Chasteen, born Abt. 1709 in Palantine, Germany; died Aft. 1746 in aft1746.

 

 Notes for Hans Michel Heider:

From Germany, arrived Philadelphia, PA- August 1729, settled in Hardy Co., WV- four of his children- Catrina, Michael II, Jacob, and Benjamin- moved to Carter County, TN Included in list of Palatinate Passengers, imported into Philadelphia in the ship Mortonhouse, James Coultas, Commander, from Rotterdam, August 17th, 1729.

 

         Children of Hans Heider and Katherine Chasteen are:

        54      i.      Michael Hyder, born 1739 in Hampshire, VA; died June 25, 1790 in Carter Co, TN; married Elizabeth Woods December 02, 1764.

               ii.     Johann Adam Hyder, born 1731.

               iii.    Anna Marie Hyder.

               iv.     Catrina Hyder, born 1736.

               v.      George Hyder, born 1744.

               vi.     Benjamin Hyder, born 1745.

               vii.    Jacob Hyder, born Aft. 1746.

 

        110.  James Woods, born Abt. 1720 in Frederick, VA; died in Frederick, VA.  He married 111. Elizabeth.

        111.  Elizabeth, born Abt. 1720 in Frederick, VA.

 

         Child of James Woods and Elizabeth is:

        55      i.      Elizabeth Woods, born 1745 in Frederick, VA; died January 03, 1841 in Carter Co, TN; married Michael Hyder December 02, 1764.

 

 

Generation No. 8

 

        212.  Thomas I. Millsaps, born 1679 in Belfast, Antrim Co, Ireland; died May 20, 1760 in Augusta Co, VA.  He was the son of 424. William Millsaps and 425. Elizabeth Wood.  He married 213. Mary Poplin 1706 in Belfast, Antrim Co, Ireland.

        213.  Mary Poplin, born 1684 in Belfast, Antrim Co, Ireland; died Aft. 1719 in Carter Co, TN.

 

 Notes for Thomas I. Millsaps:

Arrived Charleston SC from Eagle, ENG on 18 Aug 1718.  Settled in Augusta Co, VA about 1735.

 

Will of Thomas Milsaps

In the name of God Amen, the thirtieth day of October in the year of our

Lord 1759 I Thomas Millsaps of Augusta County & Colony of Virginia being

sick & weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto

God therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that

is is appointed for all men one to die do make make and ordain this my

last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I

give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it and for my

body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like manner at

the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the general

Resurection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God

and as touching with worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to

bless me in this life I give, devise and dispose of the same in the

following manner and form.

Imprimis it is my will and I do order in the first place all my just

debts and funeral chanrges be paid and satisfied. Item: my will is and I

do order that my well beloved wife Mary Millsaps shall have her equal

share of moveables with the rest of my children hereafter named and the

benefit of the house I now live in and the field and garden that is

joyning to the house during her widowhood. Item: my will is and I do

order that my son Robert Milsaps and Thomas Milsaps and my daughters

Eliner Milsaps and Mary Milsaps shall have their equal shares of my

moveables.  Item my will is and I do order that my daughter Jean Macgee

 shall have five shillings sterling my will is I do order that my

daughter Elizabeth Dillen have her part of the moveables. Item by will

is and I do order that my son Joseph Milsaps and my son William Milsaps

 shall have my land equally divided between them and my son Joseph shall

have that part of my land that is called Robins__ Cabbin and joyning on

William Carrols land and on my land line to him his heirs and assignees

forever and likewise his part of the moveables. Item my will is and I do

order that my son William Milsaps shall have the other part of my my

land where I now live to him his heirs and assignees forever only that

my wife shall have that part of it as is above mentioned to her during

her widowhood or life and then my son William shall have it and the

other part of my improvement to be ____ out for the benefit of my said

son William til he come of age and his part of the moveables and

likewise constitute, make and ordain my trusty friend Andrew Bird and my

well beloved wife Mary Milsaps my executor & executrix of this my last

will and testament I do hereby utterly disolve, revoke and disanul all

other former testaments, wills, legacys and executors by me before this

time named ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will

and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal

the day and year above written, signed, sealed published and pronounced

and declared by this Thomas Milsaps as his last will and testament in

the presence of us the subscribers. Note that before signing & sealing

my will is ordered that my son William Milsaps shall pay to his two

sisters Eliner & Mary Milsaps those pounds to each of them out of the

rent of the land.

Andrew Bird

John Phillips Thomas Milsaps

 

At a court held for Augusta County May 20th 1760, this last (will) and

testament of Thomas Milsaps deceased was proved by the oathes of

witnesses thereto subscribed and admitted to record and on the motion of

Mary Milspas and Andrew Bird executors therein named who made oath

according law certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate

thereof in due form they having with Mounce? Bird and William Mcgee

their securities acknowledged their bond according to law.

 

 

 

 

        Children of Thomas Millsaps and Mary Poplin are:

        106     i.      Robert Millsaps, born Abt. 1720 in Belfast, Antrim Co, Ireland; died December 1793 in Randolph Co, NC; married Eleanor King 1758 in Augusta Co, VA.

               ii.     Thomas Millsaps.

               iii.    William Millsaps, died in Nr. Cumberland Mt., KY.

               iv.     Joseph Millsaps.

               v.      Mary Millsaps.

               vi.     Jean Millsaps.

               vii.    Elizabeth Millsaps.

 

 

Generation No. 9

 

        424.  William Millsaps, born 1649 in Armagh Co, Ireland.  He married 425. Elizabeth Wood Abt. 1677 in Belfast, Antrim Co, Ireland.

        425.  Elizabeth Wood, born Abt. 1650 in Armagh Co, Ireland.

 

 

 

        Child of William Millsaps and Elizabeth Wood is:

        212     i.      Thomas I. Millsaps, born 1679 in Belfast, Antrim Co, Ireland; died May 20, 1760 in Augusta Co, VA; married Mary Poplin 1706 in Belfast, Antrim Co, Ireland.