Greenville Deatherage

Male 1802 - 1821  (19 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Greenville Deatherage was born 1802, Stokes County, North Carolina (son of Lewis Deatherage and Elizabeth Gaines Martin); died 1821.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Lewis Deatherage was born 1770, Spotsylvania County, Virginia (son of John Deatherage and Sarah Edwards Gale); died 1821, Simpson County, Kentucky.

    Lewis — Elizabeth Gaines Martin. Elizabeth was born Abt 1774, Stokes County, North Carolina; died 1841, Simpson County, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Elizabeth Gaines Martin was born Abt 1774, Stokes County, North Carolina; died 1841, Simpson County, Kentucky.
    Children:
    1. Martin Deatherage was born 1795, Stokes County, North Carolina; died 1879, Simpson County, Kentucky.
    2. James Deatherage, Sr was born 1797, Stokes County, North Carolina; died 1854, Warren County, Kentucky.
    3. 1. Greenville Deatherage was born 1802, Stokes County, North Carolina; died 1821.
    4. Alfred Deatherage was born 1804, Stokes County, North Carolina; died 1888, Shannon County, Missouri.
    5. Lewis C Deatherage was born 15 Feb 1805, Stokes County, North Carolina; died 29 Dec 1863, Morgan County, Ilinois; was buried Rogers Cemetery Waverly, Morgan County, Illinois.
    6. Milton Deatherage was born 1810, Stokes County, North Carolina.
    7. Elizabeth Deatherage was born 1811, Stokes County, North Carolina; died 1860.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Deatherage was born 1735, Spotsylvania County, Virginia (son of William Deatherage and Susanna Eastman); died 12 Feb 1801, Stokes County, North Carolina.

    Notes:

    It is documented that Robert, Philemon, John, and George were brothers.

    Source & Guide:
    Deatherage Book; Author: Richard W. Tobin II, Publication: Richard W. Tobin II3200 Wessynton Way Alexandria, VA 22309




    Laura Deatherage in Ancestry. Her GG Grandfather was George Washington Deatherage 11 Mar 1828

    Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 about John Deatherage
    Name: John Deatherage
    Date: 4 Jul 1768
    Location: Spotsylvania Co., VA
    Property: 200 a. in Spts. Co.
    Notes: This land record was originally published in "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800, Volume I" edited by William Armstrong Crozier.
    Remarks: John Deatherage of Spts.Co. and Sarah Edwards Deatherage, his wife, to Edward Brasfield of Caroline Co. 70. 200 a. in Spts. Co., bought by sd. Deatherage of John Gale and Sarah, his wife, etc. No witnesses. 4 Jul 1768.
    Description: Grantor
    Book date: G

    Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 about John Deatheridge
    Name: John Deatheridge
    Date: 4 Jul 1768
    Location: Spotsylvania Co., VA
    Property: 125 a. in Spts. Co.
    Notes: This land record was originally published in "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800, Volume I" edited by William Armstrong Crozier.
    Remarks: John Deatheridge of Spts. Co. to George Gravitt of afsd. Co. 15 curr. 125 a. in Spts. Co. No witnesses. 4 Jul 1768.
    Description: Grantor
    Book date: G


    Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 about John Detherage
    Name: John Detherage
    Date: 2 Jun 1759
    Location: Spotsylvania Co., VA
    Property: 330 a. in Spts. Co.
    Notes: This land record was originally published in "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800, Volume I" edited by William Armstrong Crozier.
    Remarks: John Gale of Spts. Co. and Sarah, his wife, to John Detherage of Spts. Co. 25 curr. 330 a. in Spts. Co. 2 Jun 1760
    Description: Grantee
    Book date: E

    From the DEATHERAGE FAMILY TREE in ANCESTRY:

    John purchased 330 acres of land in Spotsylvania Co. Virginia on June 2, 1759. He sold the land on July 4, 1768 and moved to North Carolina. There he purchased 640 acres with his brother George, in what is now Stokes County. John recieved 226 acres, and George 414. George mortgaged his parcel to John, but never paid off the mortgage. When John found the mortgage papers, he was near death and unable to settle with George. The mortgage passed to his heirs, and a lawsuit resulted between them and George's heirs.

    JOHN DEATHERAGE2 (William 1) was probably a son of William. John died intestate in Stokes Co., North Carolina, on 12 Feb 1801 [County Record]. His issue has been documented because of lawsuits between his heirs and the heirs of his brother George.

    John married Sarah Edwards Gale. Sarah was the daughter of Matthew Gale. Sarah died about July 1799 [County Record].

    John married second Rachel Mabe. Rachel, daughter of John Mabe, was born in Jun 1765 in Virginia [1850 Census age 85]. She died on 12 Oct 1855 aged 90 years old.

    John first appears in the records when he purchased 330 acres in Spotsylvania Co., Virginia, on 2 Jun 1759 from John and Sarah Gale. He sold this land on 4 Jul 1768 and moved to North Carolina. In North Carolina, John and his brother purchased 640 acres of land in what is now Stokes Co., North Carolina. John received 226 acres and George the remaining 414 acres. George mortgaged his parcel to John but never paid off the mortgage. When John found the mortgage among his papers he was close to death and was unable to settle with his brother. The mortgage passed to his heirs and when a settlement could not be reached a lawsuit resulted between George and John's heirs and after George's death between the heirs of George and the heirs of John. While this family squabble was unfortunate for those involved, it has provided a treasure trove of genealogical information on the families of John and George. Besides the 640 acres John also purchased other tracts of land which he deeded to his children.

    During the Revolutionary War John aided the patriot cause by providing supplies to the militia.

    More research needs to be done on this family, see also Appendix B. The following records seem pertinent. In 1790 Susannah Dickerson charged John Deatherage with "Bastardy". In 1795 Susannah Dickerson who had a child by the name of John charged John Deatherage as being the father. John gave the fine money to his brother George to pay. George gave the money to Susannah's mother who kept the money and Susannah spent some time in jail. In 1808 Susannah Dickerson was living in Greene County, Tennessee.

    Stokes County Court 30 March 1792: whereas John Deatherage is charged by Rachel Mabe a single woman that he had carnal knowledge of her body and that she, the said Rachel Mabe is now with child by him the said John Deatherage, which child when born will be a bastard. Then in March 1806 an appearance was issued for Rachel Deatherage to produce in Stokes County Court Nancy and David Deatherage "orphans of John Deatherage, Dec." and Molly and William Deatherage "Bastards of said Rachel Deatherage" and to answer the charge of improper care. Also Stokes County in 1806 Lee and Nancy Mayob (Mabe) orphans in suffering condition born of the body of Rachel Deatherage were given to Edwin Hustman as they had not received proper guidance and instructions. In an 1809 Stokes County deed, heirs of John Mabe sold land to Philip Mabe. Rachel who married a Mr. Deatherage was an heir of John Mabe in that deed. Sources

    issue: (of John and Sarah Deatherage)

    i. William c1760-1816 m. Mary Ralston

    ii. Philip 1762-1829 m. Milly Merry

    iii. Sarah -a1806 m. James Bradley

    iv. Mary Catherine 1767-1850 m. Joseph Easley

    v. Elizabeth -1803-7 m. Randolph Miller

    vi. Lewis c1770-1821 m. Elizabeth (Gains? or Martin ?)

    vii. Matthew c1772-a1840 m.Sarah Susannah Taylor

    viii. Phoebe -b1801 m. Lewis Conner



    issue of Susannah Dickerson (father John Deatherage)

    i. John c1790-



    issue of Rachel Mabe (father John Deatherage)

    i. Nancy c1794-1856

    ii. David



    issue: (of Rachel Deatherage)

    i. Molly

    ii. William c1805-l1895 m. Sarah N. Hill



    Sources

    JOHN DEATHERAGE

    1759, Jun 2 Spotsylvania Co., VA (SCV) Gale to Deatherage E

    1764, Mar 31 SCV mentions land of Deatherage F

    1768, Jul 4 SCV Deatherage to Gravitt C p.192

    1768, Jul 4 SCV Deatheage to C p. 194

    1772, Jan 12 SCV Mention of Sarah Edwards Deatherage in will of Matthew Gale probated 18 Feb 1779 Wb E part 1 p.286

    1783, Sep 1 NC paid to John Deatherage for supplies furnished the militia. Index to Revolutionary Army Accounts and Vouchers #640, v.9, p.2, f.3; #464; #11; and #3091. See also v.6, p.2, f.1 & p.56, f.2; v.8, p.69,f.3; and v.12, p.3,f.2.

    1790, 1800 Stokes Co., NC, federal census

    1801- Rachel Deatherage signed a consent to let William, Matthew, and Lewis Deatherage take care of Rachel's interests in the estate of John Deatherage, dec'd. Achilles Deatherage and Molly Deatherage were witnesses.

    1802- Stokes County, NC, Estate Records, CR 090.508.26 North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC. File of John Deatherage

    -Petitions of several heirs giving the following info and more

    --John Deatherage died 12 Feb 1801; Inventory 19 Mar 1801

    --At death John left a widow and seven children living William, Matthew, Philip, Lewis, Catherine Easley wife of Joseph Easley, Sarah Bradley widow of James Bradley, and Elizabeth Miller wife of Randolph Miller. Phoebe Conner wife of Lewis died during her father's life.

    Files of George Deatherage (there are two)

    -Depositions concerning a mortgage given by George to "his brother" John which was still owing at John's death and still had not been paid when George died

    -Other information John Deatherage's wife's name was "Sally", "Mary R" was the name of William Deatherage's wife

    1807, Mar 25 William, Phillip, and Lewis Deatherage, and Sally Bradley heirs; and Joseph Easley and Rachel Deatheage marriage heirs of John Deatherage to Matthew Deatherage their interest in John Deatherage's land Stokes Co., NC, Db 5 p.188 & 338

    1808, Feb 18 Deposition of William Lankford gives death date of Sarah Deatherage

    1808, Feb 18 Deposition of Rachel Deatherage states she was John's wife at his death

    North Carolina Land Grant Records Bk. 41, Files #203, #213, & #320; and Bk. 53, File #519

    Surry Co., NC, land records John and wife Sarah to: son William Bk. "B" p.418 son Phil B. "C" p.173

    Stokes Co., NC, land records son Matthew Bk."2" p..83, son-in-law Joseph Easley Bk. "3" p.2, son Lewis Bk. "5" p.418 & Bk. "7" p.18 1850 Stokes Co., NC, federal census, p.96A-97 (as transcribed by B. Favazza)

    1810, 1820, 1830, 1840 Stokes Co., NC, federal census

    John married Sarah Edwards Gale 1750, Virginia. Sarah was born Abt 1735. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Sarah Edwards Gale was born Abt 1735.

    Notes:

    Family gave this information. Not able to verify.

    Notes:

    Married:

    U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about John Deatherage
    Name: John Deatherage
    Gender: Male
    Spouse Name: Sarah Edwards Gale
    Marriage State: of VA
    Number Pages: 1

    Children:
    1. William Deatherage was born Abt 1760, Virginia; died Jan 1816, Stokes County, North Carolina.
    2. Phillip Deatherage was born 10 Mar 1762, Virginia; died 07 Sep 1829, Morgan County, Ilinois.
    3. Sarah Deatherage was born 1764, Virginia; died 1806.
    4. Mary Catherine Deatherage was born 05 Dec 1767, Spotsylvania County, Virginia; died 06 Aug 1850, Nelson County, Kentucky.
    5. Elizabeth Deatherage was born 1769; died Abt 1805.
    6. 2. Lewis Deatherage was born 1770, Spotsylvania County, Virginia; died 1821, Simpson County, Kentucky.
    7. Matthew Deatherage was born 1772, Virginia; died Aft 1840, Virginia.
    8. Phoebe Deatherage was born 1775.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  William Deatherage was born 1685, London, England (son of James Deatherage and Unknown Etherage); died 1780, Orange County, Virginia; was buried .

    Notes:

    William and his two brothers, John and George settled in Culpeper County, Virginia in 1675. They received 950 ares on the Rapid River in Saint Marks Parish with a grant from the King of England. It is said that they were the Kings Cavaliers and when Charles the I was in trouble they were forced to leave for America.


    From Ancestry:

    WILLIAM DEATHERAGE is probably the immigrant ancestor of the family. According to family tradition he married Susan Eastham and had five children: Robert, Susan, Achilles (who lived in Shenandoah County where he died in 1780 (sic), John (who married Sarah Edwards (sic) and lived in Spotsylvania Co., Virginia) and George. (This account is taken from "The Deatherage Family, "The Lookout: A Journal of Southern Society, 6 May 1916, v.17. Please note that Achilles did not die in 1780 and John married Sarah Edwards Gale.) William Deatherage first appears in the public records on 5 June 1734 when he witnessed a deed of gift executed by Philemon Cavenaugh of St. Mark's Parish, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia. The next year William received a royal patent for 950 acres in Orange Co., Virginia (see pages 1-2). He had apparently sold this land by 1747 but continued to live in Culpeper County as late as 1763-4 where he was involved in two lawsuits. In 1747 he was married to Anna - who was probably a second wife. No records have been uncovered which list any of William's children, give the name of his wife other than as noted above, or give his date or place of death. Came to America from England and settled in Virginia.

    A large part of the information contained in this Family-Tree database was provided by: Mr. George E. Deatherage XI 9211 216th S.W. Edmonds, Washington 98020. George has written that the Deatherage name came about by combing the names of D'Aith and Etherage. He goes on to write that one D'Aith came to England from Flanders in the train of William the Conqueror in the year 1066. The Etherage ancestor came from France a few years later, and upon the marriage of their descendants, the name Deatherage was derived. In the reign of Edward VI, William D'Aith married Ann Vaugh of Erith, and their son was Thomas D'Aith. Thomas married Joan Head and their son was Thomas II. Thomas II married Mary Barton and their son was James Deatherage. James Deatherage had six children: Thomas (who inherited the family estate and remained in England), James, George, William, John, and charity (who died at the age of eighteen). It is said that the sons William, John and George came to the New World in 1655. DRD NOTE: "The date 1655 can't be correct because William wasn't born until 1685. The 1655 date can't be correct or there is a missing generation before William. The ancestry of William is uncertain. There is more than one story about the ancestry of William and I have chosen just one of those stories for this accounting. William settled in Culpeper County, now called Rappahannock County Virginia, And his two brothers soon migrated to North Carolina. The Deatherage Estate in Virginia was in the family name from 1735 to 1954, some 219 years. On Saturday, October 23, 1954 it was sold at Public Auction to settle the estate. This historic dwelling, was constructed in two parts, the first of stone in 1754 and the second of brick in 1854




    Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 about Wm. Deatherage
    Name: Wm. Deatherage
    Date: 5 Jun 1734
    Location: Spotsylvania Co., VA
    Property: 400 a. in St. Mark's Par., Spts. Co., in fork of Rappk. River.
    Notes: This land record was originally published in "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800, Volume I" edited by William Armstrong Crozier.
    Remarks: Philemon x Cavenaugh of St. Mark's Par., Spts. Co., "to my daughter Elizabeth and John Conner, her lawful husband," etc. Deed of gift. l1 ster., 400 a. in sd. Par. and County, in fork of Rappk. River.
    Description: Witness
    Book date: C



    THE DEATHERAGE FAMILY The First Four Generations in America

    By: Richard W. Tobin II

    ABBREVIATIONS

    a-after b-before c-circa (about) dsp-died without children l-living m-married

    COPYRIGHT 1992 by Richard W. Tobin II

    PREFACE Back to Table of Contents

    BEWARE!!! This website may have errors in it. Any printed genealogy no matter how carefully done will usually contain errors. It can be used as a guide and a beginning but all the information should be checked.

    In this website I have traced the first four generations of the Deatherage family. I have not repeated family traditions for which there is no proof. I have also not traced the descendants of Deatherage daughters past a listing of their children (which is the recommended genealogical practice). The main reason for this is to make the genealogy more manageable and reduce the errors which occur when dealing with unfamiliar family names. Small roman numerals give an individual's order of birth while an arabic numeral means the individual is listed later in the pamphlet and had issue (children). Information on Deatherage's without children will be found with their parents, while information on families other than Deatherage was placed with the individual's spouse or mother with the maiden name Deatherage.

    If any errors or if additional information is found please notify me.

    This website is built on the work of others. It is based on my book The Deatherage Family: The First Four Generations in America, which is revised and updated. I have also added my sources for almost every event in the text, so that one can readily see where I got my information. I have not been able to check as many original records as I would have liked to. I have relied heavily on other researchers, so always check my work against the original sources for your lines. Happy hunting!

    RWT II Jul 1998

    INTRODUCTION Back to Table of Contents

    There are several items that must be kept in mind when using this genealogy of the Deatherage family: the calendar and the formation dates of several counties in Virginia and North Carolina.

    Before the year 1752 the Julian Calendar was in effect for the English Colonies. The first day of the year, until 1752, was 25 March and the last day of the year came on 24 March. The Georgian Calendar was adopted in 1752 which besides deleting 11 days made the first day of the year 1 January and the last day of the year 31 December.

    It is important to keep in mind when some of the counties in Virginia and North Carolina were formed. Spotsylvania County, Virginia, was formed in 1720-1. It is in the records of that county one finds the first record of the Deatherage family in the New World. The dates that the other pertinent counties were formed in Virginia and North Carolina are found on the charts below.

    VIRGINIA

    Spotsylvania County formed 1720-1 l Orange County 1734 l Culpeper County 1748 l Rappahannock County 1833

    NORTH CAROLINA

    Rowan county formed 1753 l Surry County 1770 Guilford County 1770 l Stokes County 1789 Rockingham County 1785

    DEATHERAGE ORIGINS Back to Table of Contents

    The pre-American origins of the Deatherage family are not known.1 Our ancestor was possibly William, son of John and Mary DITHERIDG, who was baptized on 31 May 1705 at Dudley St. Thomas, Worcestershire, England. He was not buried as an infant and there appears to be no later record of him in that county.2 Further proof is needed before we can claim this man as our forebear.

    In A Dictionary of British Surnames3 Deathridge is listed as a variation of Death. It also states that the rare occupational surname of DETHEWRIGHT, DEDEWRITHE, DEDEWRIGHTE which means "fuel tender" survives today as DEATHRIDGE and DETH(E)RIDGE4.

    While family tradition has been that the Deatherages were English, there is at least one book that says they were French Huguenot. Mr. Anderson Quisenberry relates the D'Etherage family was one of those French Huguenot families that spread to other parts of the United States from Monikin-Town (an old Indian town) in what was then Powhattan County, now Goochland County, Virginia.5

    The first record I have of our Deatherage family in America is a deed of gift6 executed by Philemon Cavenaugh of St. Mark's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Colony of Virginia, on 5 Jun 1734 witnessed by William Deatherage the probable immigrant.7 During this period William was issued a right or certificate for land that was surveyed on 11/12 April 1735. This original patent was located in present Culpeper Co., VA, just west of the town of Jeffersonton. By 1748 this land was in the hands of two Germans and Charles DeWitt. This is not the "Horse Shoe" Farm. See map on page 2. ______________________________

    1. I am aware of the story that the family is descended from the D'Aeth family of Kent County, England, but this is improbable. See Appendix A. 2. Letter J.S. Griffeth (an English Genealogist) to George E. Deatherage 21 Nov 1985. 3. Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of British Surnames, 1961. 4. Id. at 91-92. 5. Quisenberry, Anderson C. Extracted From Genealogical Memoranda of The Quisenberry Family and Other Families, 1897, at 1. I only have a photocopy of the first page of this book. I don't know what other information, if any, it may contain. 6. Spotsylvania County, VA, Deedbook C p.133 7. All persons with the Deatherage name are apparently descended from William, but proof is lacking. 8. The record of the issuance of the right or certificate has not been found. The date of the survey is found in Cognets, L. des, Jr. English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records, at 118 and 121. The patent was issued 9 months later on 10 Jan 1735.

    This map is found in Mary J. Browning, "Hackley's Maps of Early Settlements in the Little Fork," in An 18th Century Perspective: Culpeper County, ed. by Mary S. Jones (Culpeper, VA; Culpeper Historical Society, Inc., 1976) p.112. While the Deatherage patent is not listed on that map its location is shown in red below. The location of the original 1735 Deatherage patent is about 3/4 of a mile west of what is now Jeffersonton, Culpeper County, VA. (For citations see Sources this pamphlet.) William sold the eastern 50 acres to Charles DeWitt in 1747 and later that year he and wife Anna sold the western 327 acres to Henry Huffman (see smaller map). I have not yet determined how Frederick Fishback acquired the middle portion of the Deatherage patent.

    GENERATION I Back to Table of Contents

    1. WILLIAM DEATHERAGE is probably the immigrant ancestor of the family. According to family tradition he married Susan Eastham and had five children: Robert, Susan, Achilles (who lived in Shenandoah County where he died in 1780 (sic), John (who married Sarah Edwards (sic) and lived in Spotsylvania Co., Virginia) and George. (This account is taken from "The Deatherage Family, "The Lookout: A Journal of Southern Society, 6 May 1916, v.17. Please note that Achilles did not die in 1780 and John married Sarah Edwards Gale.)

    William Deatherage first appears in the public records on 5 Jun 1734 when he witnessed a deed of gift executed by Philemon Cavenaugh of St. Mark's Parish, Spotsylvania Co., Virginia. The next year William received a royal patent for 950 acres in Orange Co., Virginia (see pages 1-2). He had apparently sold this land by 1747 but continued to live in Culpeper County as late as 1763-4 where he was involved in two lawsuits. In 1747 he was married to Anna - who was probably a second wife. No records have been uncovered which list any of William's children, give the name of his wife other than as noted above, or give his date or place of death. Sources

    issue:

    i. Robert c1730-1777 m. Mary Strother

    ii Philemon -1778 m. Elizabeth

    iii. John -1801 m. 1) Sarah Edwards Gale 2) Rachel Mabe

    iv. George -1807 m. 1) Nancy Johnson 2) Mildred Bingham

    v. Achilles 1742-1807 m. Nancy Ann Lewis

    vi. daughter m. - Taylor

    (It is documented that Robert, Philemon, John, and George were brothers.)

    William married Susanna Eastman Abt 1709, Culpeper County, Virginia. Susanna was born Abt 1695. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Susanna Eastman was born Abt 1695.

    Notes:

    Family gave this information. Not able to verify.

    Children:
    1. Robert Deatherage was born 1730, Culpeper County, Virginia; died 1777, Culpeper County, Virginia.
    2. Philemon or Phillip Deatherage was born 1732, Spotsylvania County, Virginia; died 24 Jan 1778, Guilford County, North Carolina.
    3. 4. John Deatherage was born 1735, Spotsylvania County, Virginia; died 12 Feb 1801, Stokes County, North Carolina.
    4. George Deatherage was born 03 Jan 1740, Virginia; died 04 Jan 1807, Stokes County, North Carolina.
    5. Achilles Deatherage, I was born 23 Jun 1742, Virginia; died 05 Oct 1807, Madison County, Kentucky.
    6. Nancy Susanna Deatherage was born 1744, Spotsylvania County, Virginia; died 22 Mar 1825.


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