Puckett Ancestry

Ancestors of James M. Puckett

Generation No. 1

        1.  James M. Puckett, born 1828 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died January 03, 1870 in Laurens County, South Carolina.  He was the son of 2. William Smith Puckett and 3. Eliza Delilah Knight.  He married (1) Obediance Allen Bef. 1850.  She was born May 17, 1823 in Laurens County, South Carolina, and died June 10, 1896 in Laurens County, South Carolina.  She was the daughter of Stephen Allen and Wife.

 Notes for Obediance Allen:

In the probate file of William S. Puckett

I Obedience Puckett of the State and County aforesaid respectfully shows unto the court that I am the widow of James M. Puckett decd, whom Wm S. Puckett in his last will and testament gave a specific legacy of a certain farm within a proscribed boundary for a term of four years as mentioned in said will unto my husband James M Puckett to have and enjoy the use and benefits of the same which he and his family did for the term of two years when Wm A. Puckett the executor of Wm S Puckett decd forbid the further ocupancy of said farm by James M Puckett and family and at the insistance of said executor the farm was abandoned by James M Puckett.  Now I the said Obedience Puckett in my own rite and in behalf of my children viz WS Puckett, Sallie F Chandler wife of James F Chandler, PJ Puckett, JR Puckett, JA Pukett, GP Puckett and Mary Jane McKee wife of AL McKee all of whom have arrived at their majority respectfully present a claim against the said Estate of Wm S Puckett decd for  [no amount listed] dollars as the value of said farm for the two years which my husband was prevented from enjoying by Wm A Puckett.  This May 12, 1887[or2].  Respectfully submitted Obedience Puckett [her mark]   In the presence of RM Balentine

Obedience has an estate record in which her heirs against C F Chandler [for the land he apparently lived on].  The land was sold and after her debts were paid the money was split among her heirs.

her sons, George Preston Puckett  and John A. Allen death cert{s} list her as maiden name as Obedience Allen

 Generation No. 2

         2.  William Smith Puckett, born 1792 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died January 11, 1852 in Laurens County, South Carolina.  He was the son of 4. James D. Puckett and 5. Susannah Smith.  He married 3. Eliza Delilah Knight Bet. 1814 – 1815 in Brewerton, Laurens County, South Carolina.

        3.  Eliza Delilah Knight, born 1794 in Brewerton, Laurens County, South Carolina; died February 11, 1876 in Laurens County, South Carolina.  She was the daughter of 6. John Knight and 7. Betsy Douglas.

Notes for William Smith Puckett:

From Laurens County History Book

Harmony United Methodist Church

….”As to the charter members, we have been able to get the names of a very few, which are William Smith Puckett, and wife, Delilah Knight, married 1814, first members to join Harmony Church; Cason Bradford Puckett, married February 2, 1845, Margaret MAhala Clardy, at Harmony Church…..Catherine Delilah Puckett married William A. Reeves on January 19, 1865.  They were devout members of this Church.  Aunt Kate Puckett, as she was known, is remembered as an old timey shouting Methodist….”

“The Roots and Some of the Branches of The Puckett Family Tree”  by Christine South Gee

James’ son William Smith Puckett enlisted in the War of 1812 from Overton Co., TN.  The records were all destroyed in this county by Sherman’s armies during the War between the States’ so it was impossible to determine if James D. Puckett went to Overton to live.   His sons James D. Puckett and William Smith Puckett both returned to SC and are recorded in the 1830 Census of Laurens Co.  There is a very old man and a very old woman living in the family of James D. Puckett in that census.  So it is possible that his father and mother returned to SC in their old age.

As a small boy William Smith Puckett went to TN with his father.  He entered the War of 1812 from that state.  A letter to Mrs. T. I. Charles of Conestee, SC, alineal descendant of William Smith Puckett, from the Adjutant General’s Office in Washington, dated Feb. 6, 1932 states:

The records show that one William S. Puckett served in the War of 1812 as a private in Capt. Abel Willis’ Company of Infantry, in a regiment of West Tennessee Militia commanded by Col. Thomas McCrory.  He enlisted Oct. 4, 1813 and was discharged March 2, 1814. He was mustered into service at Fayetteville, TN and his residence was given as Monroe, Overton Co., TN.   treasurers certificate shows that he was discharged at NAshville, TN.  We do not know exactly when William Smith Puckett returned to SC but he was listed in the 1830 Census of Laurens Co.  He must have gone to Chester Co.  before that time as he was married to Delilah Knight there about 1814-1815.  She was the daughter of John Knight, a Revolutionary soldier, and his wife Betsy Rutledge, who was a widow at the time of her marriage to John Knight.  She was probably a Douglass of Lancaster or Chesterfield Counties before her first marriage.

There is in the National Archives an application for a pension by Delilah Puckett in which she says that William S. Puckett was a private in the company of Capt. Abel Willis.  The application says he volunteered at some place in TN.  She could not give the exact date of his entering the service.  She says she was married to the said William S. Puckett in Chester District, SC by one Francis Wilks, Esp and that she was Delilah Knight before marriage; that her husband died at his residence in LAurens Dist.  Jan. 11, 1852.  She spoke of the War as the War with the Creek Indians and that General Andrew Jackson was William S. Puckett’s commander-in-chief.

William Smith Puckett was issued a land warrant No. 5998 for 80 A of land.  This land must have been in the neightborhood of Harmony Methodist Church on the highway from Greenwood to Greenville, as they were charter members of this church and are buried in nearby Medlock Cememtery.  He acquired a good deal of land before he died in 1852, as the settlement of his estate shows.  His will is on file in Laurens Co,. Box 114, pkg. 16.  The will was dated Dec. 4, 1850.  The settlement after his death in 1852 was long drawn out, and there was much litigation over it.

All of the surrounding circumstances indicate that upon his return to Laurens Co. he lived first in the neighborhood of Cross Anchor, between that place and Clinton.  It was in that area that his father, James D. Puckett owned land which he sold when he went to TN.  Harmony Methodist Church of which William and Delilah were charter members was a Methodist Protestant Church and the one near Cross Anchor was one of the few in this section.

Will of William Smith Puckett

In the name of God Amen, I William S. Puckett of the State of South Carolina and District of Laurens being of sound and disposed mind and memory, but weak in body and bearing to mind the uncertainty of life and desirous to dispose of all such world estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with do make and ordain this my last will in manner following that is to say:

1. After death I desire my body decently buried and my funeral expences paid.

2. I desire all of my just debts to be paid.

3. I desire and wish my son James M. Pucket to have the undisturbed use of the place he nw lives on, known as the place where John L. Puckett formerly lived on for ther turn of four years rent free, from the rock corner near John L. Pucketts thence down the law to Thomas S. Taylors live including all of the plantation on said place.

4. I give and bequeath unto my wife Delila Puckett all the rest of my Eastate both real and personal of every nature and charachter whatsoever with the inception of one turn ______ bedstead and what I have above left my son James, I give this to my wife during life or widowhood and if she should marry, I desire that all of my estate both personal and real be sold and that my wife shall have one third of the net procedes of my estate.

5. I give the bedstead aboved excepted to my daughter Catharine Puckett.

6. If my wife Delila Pucket should remain a widow until death than I desire all of my estate both personal and real be sold and equally divided among all of my children, but if my wife should marry again, the remainder of my property after giving her the owed third I desire shall be equally divided among all of my children. Which I give to them forever.

And Lastly I do constitute and appoint my son William A. Pucket my executor of this my last will and testament by me here after made, in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal and I further request that all my children that is now living at home still remain at home with my wife until they marry of and settle to themselves and I further request that my son William live with his mother in order to take care of her mother in order to take care of her and the rest of the children.  I have left all my property to my wife in order that she may be able to raise and educate my children and live comfortable and free from want this the 4th day of December.   AD 1850

Signed, sealed, published and Declared as and from the last will and testament of the above named Wm S. Pucket in the presence of JM Eppes, Benjamin South, Thomas J. Sullivan

Children of William Puckett and Eliza Knight are:

i.    Essie L. Minor Puckett

Notes for Essie L. Minor Puckett:

From “The Roots and Some of the Branches of the Puckett Family Tree”  by Christine South Gee

Died at age of 5 or 6 years old

ii.    W. Alexander Puckett, married Martha Hicks.

Notes for W. Alexander Puckett:

From “The Roots and Some of the Branches of the Puckett Family Tree”  by Christine South Gee

Moved to Newnan, Georgia.  No further information about them.

iii.    William Rutledge Puckett

Notes for William Rutledge Puckett:

From “The Roots and Some of the Branches of the Puckett Family Tree”  by Christine South Gee

Died unmarried

iv.    John Smith Puckett, born October 29, 1817 in Brewerton Section, Laurens County, South Carolina; died December 06, 1869 in Waterloo, South Carolina; married (1) Catherine Boyd October 19, 1837 in Laurens County, South Carolina; born August 31, 1817 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died June 25, 1855 in Laurens County, South Carolina; married (2) Louisa Franklyn James Abt. 1858; born Abt. 1832 in South Carolina.

Notes for John Smith Puckett:

Son of William Smith Puckett and Delilah Knight

Listed as John Pucket in 1850 Census

Living next door to his father in 1850 census

Age in 1860: 43 Birthplace: !! Home in 1860: Not Stated, Laurens, South Carolina Gender: Male.

Roll: M653_1222 Page: 247 Year: 1860 Head of Household: Jno Puckett.

Jno, Louisa (wife?), Hampton, Sam, K., Jn. A., Louisa E. Also in the home are Sarah Willard, age 55 and Elizabeth Willard, age 53.

Year: 1850 County: Laurens Township: Laurens District State: South Carolina Roll: M432_855 Page: 301 Image: 198

John, Catherine, Hampton, Milissas/Milipas, Samuel, Cason R., Ilelia? C.. Also in the home is 25 year old James Bagwell. John’s occupation is Mechanic. Places of birth are not shown in this census record.

v.    Andrew Jackson Puckett, born 1818 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died February 14, 1865 in Coweta, Georgia; married Mary Francis Elizabeth Roberts 1837; born 1816 in Coweta, Georgia; died 1875 in Arkansas City, Arkansas.

Notes for Andrew Jackson Puckett:

From “The Roots and Some of the Branches of the Puckett Family Tree”  by Christine South Gee

Died young

vi.    Mary Caroline Puckett, born 1819 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died 1859 in Laurens County, South Carolina; married Jesse Ellis Clardy; born 1813 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died January 05, 1887 in Waxachachie, Ellis County, Texas.

Notes for Mary Caroline Puckett:

From “The Roots and Some of the Branches of the Puckett Family Tree”  by Christine South Gee

Moved to Ellis County, Texas

Descendants living there today

This family moved to Ellis County, Texas.  Your compiler after much correspondence located one granddaughter of this couple, Mrs. G. B. Kirkpatrick of Grandview, Ellis County, Texas.  In a letter she mentions two cousins, Mrs. S. O. Witten and Mrs. T. M. Kirkpatrick, also of Grandview.  They are descendants of Caroline and Jesse Clardy.  I was unable to get any more information.  In Texas this family spells the name Claridy.

vii.    Cason Bradford Puckett, born March 29, 1823 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died May 03, 1849 in Georgia; married Margaret Mahala Clardy February 07, 1845 in Ware Shoals, Laurens County, South Carolina; born December 29, 1819; died October 23, 1854.

Notes for Cason Bradford Puckett:

From Laurens County History Book

Harmony United Methodist Church

“… Cason Bradford Puckett, married February 2, 1845, Margaret Mahala Clardy, at Harmony Church…..”

viii.    William Anderson Puckett, born Abt. 1827; died February 14, 1865; married (1) Cassie Jordan; born August 27, 1837; died October 10, 1856; married (2) Annie M. Waters; born May 06, 1831; died May 02, 1919.

1               ix.    James M. Puckett, born 1828 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died January 03, 1870 in Laurens County, South Carolina; married Obediance Allen Bef. 1850.

x.    Sarah Elizabeth Smith Puckett, born January 01, 1829 in Princeton, Laurens County, South Carolina; died December 23, 1863 in Laurens County, South Carolina; married James Benjamin South December 23, 1850 in Laurens County, South Carolina; born October 14, 1825 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died April 15, 1875 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

Notes for James Benjamin South:

From “The Roots and Some of the Branches of the Puckett Family Tree”  by Christine South Gee

James Benjamin South was a Confederate veteran.  Joined Company A, 6th South Carolina Cavalry in Spring of 1862.  He was wounded at Trevilian Station.  Surrendered with his command at Greensboro, North Carolina

xi.    Adeline Puckett, born Abt. 1830.

Notes for Adeline Puckett:

From “The Roots and Some of the Branches of the Puckett Family Tree”  by Christine South Gee

Died unmarried

xii.    George Washington Puckett, born Abt. 1832; married Elizabeth Jordan.

Notes for George Washington Puckett:

From “The Roots and Some of the Branches of the Puckett Family Tree”  by Christine South Gee

Moved to Georgia

Tradition says there was a second marriage with children.  Your compiler has no information concerning this.

xiii.    Lucinda Douglas Puckett, born August 09, 1836; died May 27, 1909 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

Notes for Lucinda Douglas Puckett:

From “The Roots and Some of the Branches of the Puckett Family Tree”  by Christine South Gee

Died unmarried

xiv.    Catherine Delilah Puckett, born November 28, 1838 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died April 01, 1915 in Laurens County, South Carolina; married William A. Reeves January 19, 1865 in Ware Shoals, Laurens County, South Carolina; born January 22, 1844; died in Laurens County, South Carolina.

Notes for Catherine Delilah Puckett:

From Laurens County History Book

Harmony United Methodist Churc

“…Catherine Delilah Puckett married William A. Reeves on January 19, 1865.  They were devout members of this Church.  Aunt Kate Puckett, as she was known, is remembered as an old timey shouting Methodist….”

xv.    Nancy Mary Puckett, born September 1840 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died October 15, 1917 in Laurens County, South Carolina; married (1) Charles Clayton Henley; born 1834 in Randolph County, North Carolina; died June 17, 1865 in Harts Island, New York; married (2) William Preston Killingsworth 1871; born October 27, 1835 in South Carolina; died February 18, 1907.

Notes for Nancy Mary Puckett:

On the 1900 census she had 7 children; 6 still living

 Generation No. 3

        4.  James D. Puckett, died 1828 in Abbeville District, South Carolina.  He was the son of 8. Thomas Hobby Puckett and 9. Mary “Polly” ?.  He married 5. Susannah Smith.

        5.  Susannah Smith, born in Spotsylvania, Virgnia.  She was the daughter of 10. William Smith and 11. Elizabeth Ballard.

Notes for James D. Puckett:

“The Roots and Some of the Branches of The Puckett Family Tree”  by Christine South Gee

James D. Puckett who moved to SC and later to TN.  Thought to have married Susannah Smith of Lunenburg and Charlotte Counties.

In Worth S. Ray’s Tennessee Cousins, p. 200 we find at the first court held in Sevier Co., TN  July 4, 1796, the new officers are elected and James D. Puckett is made coroner.  Small job you say.  Well, almost everybody was a stranger to everybody else in these frontier counties and the county was just being organized, so he at least stood out in the crowd to a certain extent.  He seems not to have tarried long there, as we get glimpses of him in the Union Co., SC records in 1797 and 1798.

However, the lure of what was then the west seems to have gripped him, because we find in the Laurens Co. Deed Book H, p. 73 and 87, Aug. 13, 1804, that he is selling his land south of the Enoree River in Laurens Co to John Puckett, whom we believe to have been his uncle.  He describes himself as of Anderson County District of Jamilton, State of TN.  When he went back we do not know, but we know that his first cousin in Va, Richard Puckett, sold his land in Va in 1798 and soon afterwards moved to TN.

James’ son William Smith Puckett enlisted in the War of 1812 from Overton Co., TN.  The records were all destroyed in this county by Sherman’s armies during the War between the States’ so it was impossible to determine if James D. Puckett went to Overton to live.   His sons James D. Puckett and William Smith Puckett both returned to SC and are recorded in the 1830 Census of Laurens Co.  There is a very old man and a very old woman living in the family of James D. Puckett in that census.  So it is possible that his father and mother returned to SC in their old age.

“The Roots and Some of the Branches of The Puckett Family Tree”  by Christine South Gee

A James Puckett, son of Thomas, is living in Price Edward Co., and sells a negro, that he inherited from his father, Thomas Puckett, to Thomas Carter, Nov. 8, 1804.  [Lun. Co. Bk. 22, P. 107]

Notes for Susannah Smith:

I found information somewhere that she dies September 1790 in Virginia.  However, her son William Puckett wasn’t born until 1792 according to source records.  So her death information doesn’t seem correct.

Children of James Puckett and Susannah Smith are:

2                 i.    William Smith Puckett, born 1792 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died January 11, 1852 in Laurens County, South Carolina; married Eliza Delilah Knight Bet. 1814 – 1815 in Brewerton, Laurens County, South Carolina.

ii.    James D. Puckett, born 1799; married Rhoda ?; born Abt. 1811.

6.  John Knight, born 1747; died April 10, 1841 in Laurens County, South Carolina.  He was the son of 12. David Knight.  He married 7. Betsy Douglas Abt. 1793 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

7.  Betsy Douglas, born 1760; died 1810.

Notes for John Knight:

Laurens County Advertiser–June 10, 1981—Revolutionary War Soldier is Honored

Nestled in a small country cemetery on a hilltop near Ware Shoals, Revolutionary War Soldier John Knight lies buried.

Between summer showers Sunday, a marker for Knight’s grave in Medlock Cemetery was dedicated by Knight descendants and members of the Sullivan-Dunklin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution  [DAR].

Following the presentation of colors by a South Carolina National Guard unit and the reading of Knight’s biography, the grave marker was unvieled by Knight descendant Cynthia Finethy. A wreath and flag were placed on the grave of Knight descendants Sharon Beckham and Troy Beach.

The maker was dedicated by Mrs. Ernest McDaniel, vice-regent of the Sullivan-Dunklin Chapter of the DAR, and accepted by Mrs. J. Carlton Vaughn, regent of the South Carolina DAR. Also present at the dedicationceremony was Mrs. John V. Buffinton, a past state regent of the Virgnia DAR.

Knight was born in 1747 and died at his daughter’s home in Laurens County around 1841, according to biographical information compiled by Mrs. Charles S. Schneider, a Knight descendant. No one is certain where Knight was born.

Prior to the Revolutionary War, Knight was assigned 150 acres of bounty land in Granville County [now part of Laurens County] by the King of England. Medlock Cemetery, where Knight is buried, stands on part of that 150-acre grant. He was also given 300 acres in Craven County on the south side of the PeeDee River, Mrs. Schneider’s research shows.

According to documents, Knight enlisted in Kershaw Districtm South Carolina and served serveral tours of duty in the war under Captains John Weathers and Benjamin Hale and uner Colonels Taylor and Washington.  He also claimed to have served under Generals Sumter, Marion and Greene.

Knight fought at the battles of Warshaw, Hanging Hook, Camden, Kings Mountain, Rugley’s Mills and Eutaw Springs, research indicates. Knight was stabbed in the breast with a bayonet at the battle of Eutaw Springs.

Knight was a pensioner of South Carolina, but his pension was cut under 1834 legislation which dropped all Revolutionary War soldiers from the state roll.

The first marked grave in Medlock Cemetery belongs to Knight’s stepson, William Rutledge, who died in 1822.  The land at that time was owned by Knight, who sold it to James Medlock in 1832, Mrs. Schneider said.

Also buried at Medlock Cemetery are Knight’s daughter, Delilah Knight Puckett, and her husband, William Smith Puckett. Knight’s son, John, Jr. is also buried in the cemetery, Mrs. Schneider said.

Notes for Betsy Douglas:

she may have had a brother william and a sister polly

Children of John Knight and Betsy Douglas are:

3                 i.    Eliza Delilah Knight, born 1794 in Brewerton, Laurens County, South Carolina; died February 11, 1876 in Laurens County, South Carolina; married William Smith Puckett Bet. 1814 – 1815 in Brewerton, Laurens County, South Carolina.

ii.    John Knight, Jr., born March 04, 1795 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died March 14, 1875 in Laurens County, South Carolina; married Mary Jane “Polly” Jones Abt. 1821 in Laurens County, South Carolina; born March 02, 1799 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died August 29, 1885 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

iii.    Francis “Fanny” Knight, born Abt. 1800 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died in Pontotoc, Mississippi; married (1) Starling K. Smith; born Abt. 1804 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died Aft. 1850 in Pontotoc, Mississippi; married (2) Unknown Jones.

iv.    Elizabeth “Betsy” Knight, born Abt. 1800 in Brewerton, Laurens County, South Carolina.

Notes for Elizabeth “Betsy” Knight:

Living with sister, Delila Puckett on the 1850 census

v.    Jemima “Miny” Knight, married John Gregg.

vi.    Polly Knight

Notes for Polly Knight:

Was Married and left children, information unknown.

vii.    Nancy Knight

Notes for Nancy Knight:

Was married, left children; information unknown.

viii.    Melinda Knight, died Bef. 1815 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

Notes for Melinda Knight:

Not mentioned in brothers will, nor in the settlement of the estate.  She was drowned, probably before 1815.

 Generation No. 4

         8.  Thomas Hobby Puckett, died 1802.  He was the son of 16. Richard Puckett, Jr and 17. Sarah McCinnico.  He married 9. Mary “Polly” ?.

        9.  Mary “Polly” ?

Notes for Thomas Hobby Puckett:

“The Roots and Some of the Branches of The Puckett Family Tree”  by Christine South Gee

Buys land in Amelia Co., Nov. 7, 1777  [Bk. 14, p. 221]     He is in Lunenburg Co by 1779.

Will proved Dec. 9, 1802  [Lun. Deed Bk. 6, p. 13]

“To my beloved wife my whole estate during her lifetime.”  Mentions son Joel, Joel’s son Richard, to son James and James’ son James, son John, daughter Agnes.  If John had no heirs his portion to be divided among others.  Joel and son Richard are executors.  Signed, Thomas Hobby Puckett.

Children of Thomas Puckett and Mary ? are:

i.    Joel Puckett

ii.    John Puckett

Notes for John Puckett:

“The Roots and Some of the Branches of The Puckett Family Tree”  by Christine South Gee

It is thought that this John Puckett went to Spartanburg and later to Laurens County.  He signs his name both as John and John H.  We would guess that the H was for Hobby.  The Hobby family was well represented in Spartanburg at this time.  Other Pucketts from Charlotte and Lunenburg went to Spartanburg about this time.

iii.    Agnes Puckett, married James Davis.

Notes for Agnes Puckett:

“The Roots and Some of the Branches of The Puckett Family Tree”  by Christine South Gee

Lunenburg Will Bk. 6,  p. 199

4               iv.    James D. Puckett, died 1828 in Abbeville District, South Carolina; married Susannah Smith.

10.  William Smith, born 1687 in Abington, Glouchester, Virginia; died June 1734 in Spotsylvania, Virgnia.  He was the son of 20. Lawrence Smith and 21. Mary Hitchon.  He married 11. Elizabeth Ballard.

11.  Elizabeth Ballard, born 1687 in York, Virginia; died September 16, 1745 in York, Virginia.  She was the daughter of 22. Thomas Ballard and 23. Katherine Hubbard.

Child of William Smith and Elizabeth Ballard is:

5                 i.    Susannah Smith, born in Spotsylvania, Virgnia; married James D. Puckett.

12.  David Knight, born Abt. 1720; died Abt. 1780 in Orange County, North Carolina.  He was the son of 24. David Knight.

Children of David Knight are:

6                 i.    John Knight, born 1747; died April 10, 1841 in Laurens County, South Carolina; married Betsy Douglas Abt. 1793 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

ii.    James Knight, died 1807 in Lincoln County, Kentucky.

iii.    Robert Knight

iv.    Thomas Knight, born September 23, 1739 in Orange County, North Carolina; died May 1824 in Statesville, Wilson County, Tennessee; married Sarah Elizabeth Simpson Abt. 1768 in Guilford County, North Carolina; born September 23, 1739 in Baltimore County, Maryland; died Bef. December 16, 1824 in Wilson County, Tennessee.

Notes for Thomas Knight:

Thomas signed his will in Wilson Co. 5 August 1820

Thomas will was probated in Wilson County 4 Aug 1824, Book of Wills, Wilson County, TN WD 5 Aug 1820

He was a Rev. War Veteran Ref: Voucher #1173. Rev War accounts, Vol 5, page 39, folio 3 at NC Archives

Thomas was in Wilson County, TN by the 1820 census

Was a doctor in Wilson county and Rutherford County.

v.    Mary Charity Knight, born Abt. 1752 in Guilford County, North Carolina; died September 21, 1836 in Post Oak, Johnson County, Missouri; married Thomas Simpson Abt. 1765 in Rockingham County, North Carolina; born September 23, 1739 in Baltimore County, Maryland; died September 21, 1833 in Johnson County, Missouri.

vi.    William Knight, born Abt. 1759 in Orange County, North Carolina; married (1) Anna Matthews; married (2) Rhoday Linville.

vii.    Absalom Knight, born July 27, 1761 in Orange County, North Carolina; died 1837 in Benton County, Tennessee.

Notes for Absalom Knight:

Absalom was an early settler of Hurricane Creek in Wilson county, TN

He was mentioned in a deed with Benjamin and Nicholas Dodd as witnesses on Hurricane Creek in 1830

From the NC Genealogical Society Journal November 1985, page 242

Absalom Knight: Certificate of Samuel Edmiston, 1 July 1782, Bacon’s Bridge, that Absolom Knight, soldier in the NC Line drove a public team in the Southern Army from 1 October 1781 – 30 June 1782 at $4 specie per month, amounting to $36.

Discharge certificate of Absolem Night, Private in the NC Bn in Captain Clem Hall’s Company, having served 12 months dated 1 July 1782 at Camp near Bacon’s Bridge / signed by H. Murfree Lt Col Comt. NC Line

Deposition of Absolem Knight before Adam Sanders, JP, 19 July 1790, Caswell County, NC that he served in the 1st NC Line for 12 months and 9 months as a Waginner in the same Regiment.

Absolon served 12 months, possibly the first 3 as an infantry soldier and the last 9 months as a wagon driver all in the NC battalion. (Absolom probably took Joseph Mathews place as a “Waginner”

Per “Knight Cousins” by Jill Garrett

On 23 april 1833, Absalom Knight went to Reynoldsburg, county seat of Humphreys county and appeared before Dawsey P. Hudson, county court clerk and made the following decalration.

“That he was born in Orange county, NC on the 27th of July 1761 as he is informed, I believe, by his parents. He has now in his possession a slip of paper upon which his father kept the ages of his children which corresponds with the above statements but he has no other record of his age. After the death of his father, he went to live with his uncle in SC in District 96 and lived with him at the time he entered service of the US in the month of August 1780 or 1781 he volunteered for a tour of five months but before he entered the service he exchanged places with Joseph Mathews who had enlisted for a tour of 12 months in the Regular Service and he entered the service in a company commanded by Capt. Carter ????Dudby in the first regiment commanded by Col. Lytle and Major Armstrong. He recollects having been sometime at a place called the Found O and the Pond pond and also being a considerable time at Bacon’s Bridge.

“….was also during that campagn at the battle of the Eutaw Springs and was wounded with a bayonet..in the left arm…he frequestly saw General Green during the Battle but does not recollect any other of the regular officers in command on that day….a portion of the twelve months he was ordered to take charge of a wagon and was employed in hawling forage to the cavalry which was commanded by Col. Washington before the battle…he served his twelve months out and was discharged near Bacon Bridge and went home. Peace was made by the time he came home. “He received a discharge in writing he thinks signed by Captain Carter. He sold his the balance of the pay die him and transferred his discharge. He has no written evidence by which to prove his services nor does he know of any living witness by whom the same can be proven.

“After the war he returned to Orange County and got married and lived there about 15 years and them removed to Lincoln County, Ky and remained there 4 years…he then removed to Wilson County, TN and lived there 21 years and then removed to Humphreys county after remaining one year in Carroll County and has ever since lived in Humphreys County…he hereby relinguished all claim to any pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any agency of any state….” signed Absalom X Knight

Jacob Browning, a clergyman of Humphreys County and John Sarrett, a county resident, also appeared before Hudson and certified that they were well acquainted with Absalom Knight and that he is reputed I believe in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier in the revolution….

Thwe pension board in Washington approved his claim and gave his service as “Private” in the company commanded by Captain Cartle of the regiment commanded by Capt. Lytle in the NC line for one year.” He was inscribed on the roll and was given $40 per year. In 1836 his post office address was Chalklevel, Benton county, TN. Pension app #4483

He lived in Caswell County, NC in 1790 and was on the census.

Land Records, Orange County, NC

December 1795, Absalom Knight of Orange Co. buys 260 acres on Stag’s Creek for 65 pounds from John McMannany, Deed Book 5, page 518

25 April 1800, Absalom Knight of Orange Co. sells 260 acres on Stag’s Creek to Robert Kimbrough for $295, Deed Book 12, page 326

By 1805 Absalom Knight appears on the tax list of Lincoln Co., Ky, paying tax on land in District 1 on Dick’s River. In 1807, he is paying taxes on land on Negro Creek in Lincoln Co.

Hale and Merritt in their history of TN state: (about early settlers in Wilson Co., TN) On Hurricane Creek, Charles Warren, Joseph Stacey, Frank Young, John Merritt, Henry Mosier, Charles Cummings, John Gibson and Absalom Knight.” Vol III, page 840

The Knights are thought to have come to the county about 1808 or 1809 as the first Wilson county marriage for a Knight was recorded in 1809.

Absalom Knight received a grant of land from the state (#8883) for 10 acres on 12 March 1816. this land was in District 1 on Smith’s Fork. He was the assignee of William T. Lewis for this land. (Book M, page 726, General Grants, State Archives.)

Smith’s Fork is the first and principal tributary of the Caney Fork River in Wilson county, and named for an early explorer in the area, Col. James Smith. Statesville, a community on the fork is located at the juncture of Knight’s Creek and Rocky Branch today. Rocky Branch, Clover Creek and Knight Creek come together at Statesville and form Smith’s fork.

Absalom Knight, Sr. sold property on waters of Hurricane Creek, the Wm Nash tract to Joshua Woolen, 32 1/2 acres. Rec. 6 June 1830, Wilson Co. Deed Book N, page 166E

Absalom probably never lived in Humphreys county. He drew his pension in Benton Co. Until about 1835, Humphreys Co. extended across the TN River and encompassed what is now Benton Co.

30 Sep 1837 Entry Book, Benton Co: Absalom Knight by virtue of the occupant law of said state enters 39 1/2 acres of land as his occupant claim in said county, range 7, section 1, beginning 79 poles north of the SE corner of entry no. for 200 acres in the name of Wilkins Pinkston….Burrell Beard Locator….

This land was transferred to Pleasant Mullinax in 1845

viii.    Sarah Knight, born Abt. 1765; married Nathaniel Simpson September 03, 1785 in Guilford County, North Carolina; born Abt. 1745 in Baltimore County, Maryland; died Abt. 1830 in Guilford County, North Carolina.

 Generation No. 5

         16.  Richard Puckett, Jr, born March 07, 1718/19 in Bristol Parish, Prince George, Virginia; died 1798 in Franklin, North Carolina.  He was the son of 32. Richard Puckett and 33. Martha ?.  He married 17. Sarah McCinnico.

        17.  Sarah McCinnico

Notes for Richard Puckett, Jr:

“The Roots and Some of the Branches of The Puckett Family Tree”  by Christine South Gee

[Vestry Book of Bristol Parish]

We know that he is the son of Richard because in the Chesterfield County, VA Orphan’s Court, Oct. 5, 1725 “the church wardens of Bristol Praish hath bound Richard Puckett orphan of Richard Puckett unto John Puckett.”  Moreover in Henrico Order Bk. 1737-46, p. 38 he asks John Puckett, the exec of the estate of his father Richard Puckett to secure for him the gold ring left him by his grandfather, William Puckett, the father of Richard.

This Richard buys land in Amelia Co., Va., Aug. 27, 1740.  [Amelia Co. Deed Bk. 1, p. 259]

Children of Richard Puckett and Sarah McCinnico are:

8                 i.    Thomas Hobby Puckett, died 1802; married Mary “Polly” ?.

ii.    James Puckett, born 1731 in Virginia; died February 20, 1800 in Laurens County, South Carolina; married Martha Dabney; born 1742 in Cane Creek, Laurens County, South Carolina; died March 1810 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

20.  Lawrence Smith, born May 26, 1629 in Burnley Parish, Lancashire, England; died August 08, 1700 in Abington, Glouchester, Virginia.  He was the son of 40. Christopher Smith and 41. Elizabeth Townley.  He married 21. Mary Hitchon.

21.  Mary Hitchon, born 1639 in Burnley Parish, Lancashire, England; died 1687 in Glouchester, Virginia.

Child of Lawrence Smith and Mary Hitchon is:

10               i.    William Smith, born 1687 in Abington, Glouchester, Virginia; died June 1734 in Spotsylvania, Virgnia; married Elizabeth Ballard.

22.  Thomas Ballard, born 1655 in Middle Plantation, York, Virginia; died June 11, 1711 in Middle Plantation, York, Virginia.  He married 23. Katherine Hubbard.

23.  Katherine Hubbard, born 1660 in Essex, Virginia; died September 26, 1706 in Hampton, York, Virginia.

 

Child of Thomas Ballard and Katherine Hubbard is:

11               i.    Elizabeth Ballard, born 1687 in York, Virginia; died September 16, 1745 in York, Virginia; married William Smith.

 

24.  David Knight, born Abt. 1700.

 

Children of David Knight are:

12               i.    David Knight, born Abt. 1720; died Abt. 1780 in Orange County, North Carolina.

ii.    James Knight, born Abt. 1735 in Surry County, North Carolina; died Bet. 1797 – 1800 in South Carolina; married Margaret ? 1750.

Notes for James Knight:

From Union County, SC Deed Abstracts:

James Night (Knight) recieved a land grant of 100 acres in Union County, South Carolina on 18 July 1774. One witness was Reuben Night (Knight)

D, 70-72: 19 February 1795, Thomas Shockley of Pendleton County, SC, to James Night of Union County, for 40 pounds, tract on waters of Broad and Tyger Rivers on the great road leading from the fish dam ford to Tyger River, 100 acres granted 18 July 1774. Thomas Shockley (X) (Seal), Wit: John P. Sarter, Obediah Trimmier, Reuben Night. Proven in open court and recorded 6 April 1795

A Berriman Knight witnessed a gift / sale from Joseph McDaniel to Ely Cook 28 August 1807 because of Joseph’s love for Mary Tate.

There was a James Knight who served in Governor Lyttleton’s Expedition against the Cherokees 11 Oct 1759, 15 Jan 1760, in Captain Butler’s company. He was an ensign. A John Knight was a Sgt.

While serving under Col. Powell, James Knight used a cart owned by Mr. Pye and on 21 Oct 1759 he appraised a horse being confiscated by the Expedition

Sarah Knight was paid to serve draughts to the battalion

A James Knight was a Cheraw District Jurer 1778-1779

James was living in Old Ninety Six District before 1780

iii.    Abner Berryman Knight, born Abt. 1740; died 1802 in Stokes County, North Carolina.

iv.    Richard Knight

Notes for Richard Knight:

Thought to be in Kershaw / Lancaster County, SC in 1790 and later in Christian County, KY, just across the line from Stewart County, TN

v.    John Knight, Sr, born Abt. 1747.

Notes for John Knight, Sr:

Thought to be in Lancaster County, SC in 1790, possibly husband of Elizabeth Knight who died in Putnam County, GA

  Generation No. 6

        32.  Richard Puckett, born Abt. 1684 in Henrico County, Virginia; died Abt. 1720.  He was the son of 64. William Smith Puckett and 65. Anne Womack.  He married 33. Martha ?.

        33.  Martha ?, born Abt. 1684 in Henrico County, Virginia; died 1719 in Henrico County, Virginia.

Notes for Richard Puckett:

“The Roots and Some of the Branches of The Puckett Family Tree”  by Christine South Gee

In minutes of Henrico County, 1719-24 we learn that action was taken by William Randolph against John Puckett, executor of Richard Puckett for 278 Ibs tobacco.  Exact date of this action can be secured from Archives Division VA State Library, Richmond, Va.,

Children of Richard Puckett and Martha ? are:

16               i.    Richard Puckett, Jr, born March 07, 1718/19 in Bristol Parish, Prince George, Virginia; died 1798 in Franklin, North Carolina; married Sarah McCinnico.

ii.    Martha Puckett, born Abt. 1715 in Henrico County, Virginia; died Bef. February 25, 1783 in Goochland County, Virginia; married Henry Womack 1732; born Abt. 1715 in Henrico County, Virginia; died 1790 in Goochland County, Virginia.

40.  Christopher Smith, born May 18, 1592 in Burnley Parish, Lancashire, England; died April 16, 1638 in Colne, Lancashire, England.  He married 41. Elizabeth Townley.

41.  Elizabeth Townley, born 1598 in Colne, Lancashire, England; died 1679 in Burnley Parish, Lancashire, England.

Child of Christopher Smith and Elizabeth Townley is:

20               i.    Lawrence Smith, born May 26, 1629 in Burnley Parish, Lancashire, England; died August 08, 1700 in Abington, Glouchester, Virginia; married Mary Hitchon.

 Generation No. 7

        64.  William Smith Puckett, born 1655 in Henrico County, Virginia; died Abt. 1721 in Henrico County, Virginia.  He was the son of 128. John Puckett and 129. Anne Jefferys.  He married 65. Anne Womack 1676 in Bristol Parish, Henrico County, Virginia.

        65.  Anne Womack, born 1657 in Henrico County, Virginia; died May 1723 in Henrico County, Virginia.  She was the daughter of 130. William Womack and 131. Mary Jane Allen.

Notes for William Smith Puckett:

“The Roots and Some of the Branches of The Puckett Family Tree”  by Christine South Gee

In William’s deed to Richard Kennon, wife Anne signs, Dec. 8, 1688.

Thomas Womack’s will dated Jan. 21, 1697.  Probated Aug 1697.  Test. Henry Walthall, James Baugh.  To God son Thomas Puckett, new chest, 4 year old heifer, feather bed, small gun, pewter dishes, Cousin [often meant niece or nephew in old wills], Elizabeth Puckett 1 cow, 1 pewter plate; God-daughter, Catherine Baugh; to brother [brother-in-law] Thomas Puckett, 1 steer, 2 year old heifer, my hogs, my mare colt; brohter Abraham Womack, 1 suit stript serge; Mary Puckett, daughter of Will Puckett, pewter dishes; Frances Puckett, daughter of Thomas Puckett, 1 tankard.  All wool, linen not bequeathed, I give to Abraham Womack, William Puckett, Thomas Puckett and John Grainger.  All goods and chattels not bequeathed I give to Thomas Puckett and William Puckett, whom I leave executors.

This will is the chief basis for the belief that William Puckett married the sister of Thomas Womack.  John Granger may have married a Womack the first time, but he certainly married Mary Puckett after her husband Richard Womack died.  This Richard was Thomas Womack’s brohter.  Thomas Puckett had married Thomas Womack’s sitster, and when he includes William Puckett in a group consisting of one brohter and two brothers-in-law it is reasonable to suppose that the other William is his brother-in-law also.  There are other circumstantial evidences.  So we feel justified in thinking that Anne, the wife of William was a Womack, a sister of Richard Jr who married Mary Puckett.

“Pucketts and their Kin”  by Hester Elizabeth Garett

On page 100 of Henrico Deeds and Wills, 1677-1692, Bk 1 is found a list of Tithables for 1679 giving William Puckett, age about 22.  The name of William Puckett is mentioned in many Court Records in Henrico County.  In 1679 the property of his parents, John and Anne Puckett is divided between William, John, Thomas Puckett and Richard Womack.

Henrico Co., Va, Wills & Deeds, Bk 1, pg. 1–1688–William Puckett sells land to Richard Kennon and Anne, his wife, relinquishes her dower right.

In about 1723, William Puckett died (will was proved in May 1723, Henrico County, Virginia Court Minutes, 1719-1724, page 253).

Children of William Puckett and Anne Womack are:

32               i.    Richard Puckett, born Abt. 1684 in Henrico County, Virginia; died Abt. 1720; married Martha ?.

ii.    Mary Puckett

iii.    William Puckett, born 1680 in Henrico County, Virginia; died 1739; married Mary ?; born 1684 in Henrico County, Virginia.

Notes for William Puckett:

“The Roots and Some of the Branches of The Puckett Family Tree”  by Christine South Gee

There are three Pucketts whose land holdings are linked together, who seem to have been brothers, Thomas, William and Douglas Puckett.  Since one of them is described as bieng a son of William Puckett, we believe they all were.  In a deed of Thomas Puckett to William Walktall of 180 acres Thomas is described as son and heir of William Puckett, late deceased of Chesterfield, tract late int eh possession of Lewis Puckett, brother of said Thomas, Sept. 7, 1764.

These three had a 500 acre grant at Council held at Capitol, Oct. 29, 1742.  Also in Book 25, 1746 Va. Land Grants, we learn that they had a grant of 486 acres in Henrico County, June 5, 1746.  May have been the same grantm representing an accurate survey of same.

iv.    Abraham Puckett, died October 1735; married Susannah ?; died Bef. 1748.

Notes for Abraham Puckett:

“The Roots and Some of the Branches of The Puckett Family Tree”  by Christine South Gee

Will dated April 10, 1734 and proved Oct., 7, 1735.  [Deeds and Wills Henrico County, 1725-1737.  Part 1, p. 476]

Presented by his wife Susannah, sole exec.  Gives daughter, Rachel 5 pounds and plantation where he lives on.  child in the womb plantation in the woods adjoining Worsham Branch if it is a son; if a daughter 5 pounds and the plantation in the woods to be divided between her and Rachel.  Witnesses: John Puckett and Womack Puckett

v.    Womack Puckett, born 1686 in Virginia; married Mary Mabel Walthall; born 1698 in Virginia.

Notes for Womack Puckett:

“The Roots and Some of the Branches of The Puckett Family Tree”  by Christine South Gee

Married  the widow of his cousin, William Puckett  [son of Thomas Puckett] in 1720.  [Orphan’s Court, Chesterfield Co, Oct. 5, 1725.

“Womack Puckett had married Mabel, relict of William Puckett, dec’d.”

vi.    Elizabeth Puckett, born in Henrico County, Virginia; died in Henrico County, Virginia; married (1) James Westbrook January 06, 1696/97; married (2) Richard Womack, Jr Abt. 1707 in Henrico County, Virginia; born June 1676 in Bristol Parish, Henrico, Virginia; died March 1722/23 in Bristol Parish, Henrico, Virginia.

Notes for James Westbrook:

“The Roots and Some of the Branches of The Puckett Family Tree”  by Christine South Gee

These Westbrooks are closely related to the Henrico Co. Pucketts as several of them are mentioned in Puckett wills of the period.

 

Generation No. 8

        128.  John Puckett, born Abt. 1620 in Dorchester, Dorset, England; died June 02, 1679 in Henrico County, Virginia.  He was the son of 256. Henry Puckett and 257. Anne B. ?.  He married 129. Anne Jefferys.

        129.  Anne Jefferys, born Abt. 1628 in Henrico County, Virginia; died 1679 in Henrico County, Virginia.  She was the daughter of 258. Will Jeffries and 259. Mary Gould.

Notes for John Puckett:

“The Roots and Some of the Branches of The Puckett Family Tree”  by Christine South Gee

John Puckett did by his last will and testament make Anne Puckett, his relict, his executor, and said Anne Puckett was given authority to sell property.  Oct. 1, 1677.

By June 2, 1679 we know that both John and Anne are dead by an agreement acknowledged in the county between their children, William Puckett, John Puckett, Thomas Puckett  and Richard Womack, husband of daughter Mary Puckett, for the division of cattle and hogs of the estate of John Puckett and Anne, his wife.  The will of John Puckett seems to have been lost hence some legal agreement was necessary.

The census of 1790 shows the great majority of the Pucketts of VA in Chesterfield County, which was cut off from Henrico in 1749.  We can safely assume that all of the Pucketts of the South at the time of the first census were decendants of this originial John Puckett.

“Pucketts and their Kin”  by Hester Elizabeth Garett

The first proven record found on this John Puckett was a grant of land for 500 acres in Henrico County, Virginia dated January 27, 1665 granted for the transportation of 10 persons.  He died in 1677 and his wife, Anne, was given letters of administration on his estate.  She died in 1679 and the estate was divided among their children as follows:  “These presents witnesseth it is mutually agreed and concluded between William Puckett, John Puckett, Thomas Puckett, and Richard Womack, yet the said William Puckett have and is allotted for his full share of cattle belonging to the estate of his father, John Puckett, and Anne, his wife, both deceased, on oxe called Samuel, one red oxe killed, 1 young brown steer, 2 yrs old and to the share of John Puckett, 2 unbroke steers, 1 black and 1 pyed and 1 young bull without tail, to the share lot of Thomas Puckett, 2 oxen called Dick and Tom, 1 black 2 yr old steer, and to share a cott of Richard Womack [in right of his wife] 2 cows called Starre and Betty, one calfe, 1 black heifer, 2 sows, 2 burros [2 yr each] to be sent by the aforesaid Pucketts or either of them to be delivered without delay and the aforesaid parties hold themselves content with the division of the estate and after Richard Womecke has received parts of stock allotted the rest to be divided between William, John and Thomas.

Henrico County, Va, Deeds & Wills, 1677-1692, page 90, June 2, 1679

John Puckett is the first immigrant from Dorchester England to the Americas as a headright of John Graves in 1637. Landed in Elizabeth City Co.,VA. Was given 500 acres of land by the British Parish, Henrico Co.,VA for transporting 10 people to America. There are files of the society of Genealogists, Chaucer House, Mallet Place, WC London, and in the Dorset records presereved on the House of Lords and designated to Protestation Returns 1641-1642. Sue Puckett Payton wrote a book on Puckett’s in 1955.

Children of John Puckett and Anne Jefferys are:

64               i.    William Smith Puckett, born 1655 in Henrico County, Virginia; died Abt. 1721 in Henrico County, Virginia; married Anne Womack 1676 in Bristol Parish, Henrico County, Virginia.

ii.    John Puckett, Jr, born 1654 in Henrico County, Virginia; died Abt. May 1716 in Henrico County, Virginia; married (1) Jane Treble; married (2) Elizabeth Allen March 18, 1690/91; born 1672; died August 1735.

Notes for John Puckett, Jr:

“The Roots and Some of the Branches of The Puckett Family Tree”  by Christine South Gee

Marriage License granted March 18, 1690 by George Worsham, Securtiy.  He seems to have married later than his brothers.  He lived for a long time with his sister, Mary Womack.  The fact that he married later is indicated by his other records of this period.  A Timoty Allen, Sr and Jr; a Shippey Allen and Joseph Allen are found about this time and these anmes appear among 3rd, 4th, and 5th generation Pucketts, indicating that they were decended from John and Eliza Allen Puckett.  The name of Shippey Allen appears among the descendants of James Puckett who settled on Cane Creek and Saluda River, Ninety- Six District in SC about 1786.  The name Shippey is thought to have been a corruption of the name Sheppey, Shippey, Shippe of Virginia.

“Pucketts and their Kin”  by Hester Elizabeth Garett

Will dated May 12, 1716,  In August 1690 he made a deposition stating that he was aged about 40 making his birth year about 1650. He and his brothers, William and Thomas, and his sister, Mary, are mentioned in many court records.  In 1689 he was guardian to Will Jeffery, orphan of Will Jeffery.  The will of Will Jeffery, dated June 1, 1708, makes several gifts then leaves the remainder of his estate to Anne Puckett, daughter of John Puckett.  John Puckett was anmed as executor.

John Puckett left the following will:  Henrico county, Va, Misc Court Records, Vol. 2, pg. 429

May 12, 1716–I John Puckett, son of Bristol Parish in ye county of Henrico being weak of body but of a perfect sound mind and memory praised be Almighty therefore do this twelth day of May 1716 make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following Imprimis–I design my soul to God who gave it me and my body to the earth from whence it was taken hoping it be welcome through and by ye merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour at ye Gonarl resurrection my soul and body shall be united and rest — with my Maker and redeemer in glory Amen.  Second, I bequeath to my four sons, John, Joseph, Timmothy, and Abraham all my lands to be equally divided after my —– ye about four and each to have his equal share to hand should possess and enjoy each his full part to them and should forever after the decease of my wife, Elizabeth, which now is.  I bequeath to my daughter, Martha, now ye wife of Richard Puckett, one pewter dish and one plate.  I bequeath Ann one dish and plate.  I bequeath to my daughter Sarah one pewter dish and plate.  I bequeath to my daughter Judith one dish and plate.  I bequeath to ye child which my wife is now big with a feather bed and furniture.  The rest of my personal estate not bequeath I now bequeath to my loving wife Elizabeth which now is making and ordaining her solo executrix of this my last will and testament.

Witnesses:  John Granger and Richard Womack

Notes for Elizabeth Allen:

“The Roots and Some of the Branches of The Puckett Family Tree”  by Christine South Gee

Estate was apparised Aug. 4, 1735.

“Pucketts and their Kin”  by Hester Elizabeth Garett

No will has been found for Elizabeth but the invoice of her estate was made by John Puckett, Admin.  March 1, 1735-6 and included payments to John Puckett, Joseph Puckett, Major John Bolling, William Pride, Estate of Col. Robert Mumford.

Henrico Deeds & Wills, Reel 7A, pg. 503, gives the following inventory of the estate of Elizabeth Puckett–dated April 19, 1735.

iii.    Mary Elizabeth Ruth Puckett, born 1656 in Henrico County, Virginia; died February 01, 1691/92 in Henrico County, Virginia; married (1) Richard Womack, Sr; born 1655 in Bristol Parish, Henrico, Virginia; died March 22, 1683/84 in Henrico County, Virginia; married (2) John Grainger April 1690.

Notes for Mary Elizabeth Ruth Puckett:

“The Roots and Some of the Branches of The Puckett Family Tree”  by Christine South Gee

Mary was born about 1657.  [Jan. 2, 1679  Henrico Co. Records 1677-1692]  “Mary Puckett deposes she is about 22 years old.”   When her mother’s estate was settled in 1679, she was already marreid to Richard Womack  [Varina Parish Records, Henrico Co.  Vol. 1, p. 90]

At a court held in Henrico Co., Jan.2, 1679  Richard Womack deposes he is about 24 years old.  This would make his birth year 1655.  He is dead by 1683-84 as Mary Womack is granted administration papers on the estate of her husband, Richard Womack.

“Pucketts and their Kin”  by Hester Elizabeth Garett

A list of tithables lists Mary Womack about 2 dated in 1679.  She was already married to Richard Womack by 1679.  Richard is listed as age 24 in an agreement dividing the property of Mary Puckett Womack’s parents, John and Ann Puckett.  Richard Womack was undoubtedly a brother of Abraham Womack as well as of Thomas, who died in 1697.

Richard Womack died about 1683/4 when Mary was granted admin papers on the estate of her husband.  The records indicated that Mary had married John Granger by 1688. [Henrico Deeds and Wills, Reel 5, page 9 &14].  This is also indicated by the will of Thomas Womack who leaved property to John Granger.  John Granger’s first wife may have been a Womack.  In 1692, John Granger promised to bind over the estate to Peter Ashbrook and Thomas Puckett who were his security for payment of the estate left to the orphans of Richard Womack.  John Granger witnesses a transfer of land between Richard and William Womack, on Feb. 19, 1703.

On March 4, 1712 Mary and John are witnesses to a document made by Thomas Puckett making over his property to his son, William.

It is known that they had children as John Granger was guardian of the estate of the orphans of Richard Womack, dec’d.  Thomas Womack died without children and Abraham Womack deeds land to his son, Thomas Womack, about 1708.  On page 188 of Deeds and Wills 1697-1704, Reel 6 is found the marriage record of Martha, daughter of Abraham Womack to John Mosely dated Feb. 1708.  Since no other reocrd of children of Abraham can be found, it is assumed that other Womacks of this age group could be Richard Womack’s orphans.

iv.    Thomas Puckett, born 1658; died Abt. 1715; married Mary Womack; born Abt. 1657 in Bristol Parish, Henrico, Virginia; died in Henrico County, Virginia.

Notes for Thomas Puckett:

“The Roots and Some of the Branches of The Puckett Family Tree”  by Christine South Gee

From depositions made in court concerning the age of this Thomas we conclude that he was born in 1658.  Toerrence in his list of early Virginians says this was the year of his birth.  He married Mary Womack, sister of Richard Womack, who married Mary Puckett.  Thomas’ will was probated Oct. 3, 1715 in Henrico Co., Va.

“Pucketts and their Kin”  by Hester Elizabeth Garett

A reference dated Oct. 12, 1688 mentions Thomas Puckett, aged 32, as a witness in a court action involving Mary Granger, wife of John Granger.  On page 14, Mary Puckett age abt 26, was a witness in the same case.  This suggest that this Mary, was Thomas’s wife.

Will of Thomas Womack, dated Jan. 21, 1697 and probated in August mention brother: Thomas Puckett, and leaves residue of property to his brother: Abraham and to Will and Thomas Puckett and John Granger.

130.  William Womack, born 1620 in Kent, England; died August 01, 1697 in Henrico County, Virginia.  He was the son of 260. Charles Augustus Womack.  He married 131. Mary Jane Allen Abt. 1643 in Henrico County, Virginia.

131.  Mary Jane Allen, born 1620 in England; died 1685 in Henrico County, Virginia.  She was the daughter of 262. Timothy Allen, Jr and 263. Unknown Worsham.

Notes for William Womack:

The ancestor of most of the Womacks in America today is believed to be William Womack who was born about 1610 to 1620 presumably in England, county Norfolk. There are still Womacks in that area. On a tour of England in 1970 a Womack store was noticed in Sleaford. William is believed to have come to Henrico County, Virginia between 1630 and 1640. The five sons of William–William, Abraham, Richard, Thomas and John are mentioned in the Colonial Records of Virginia as was the ancestral home being Norfolk, England. There were two daughters, Ann and Mary.

http://www.gwest.org/womack2.htm

Children of William Womack and Mary Allen are:

65               i.    Anne Womack, born 1657 in Henrico County, Virginia; died May 1723 in Henrico County, Virginia; married William Smith Puckett 1676 in Bristol Parish, Henrico County, Virginia.

ii.    Richard Womack, Sr, born 1655 in Bristol Parish, Henrico, Virginia; died March 22, 1683/84 in Henrico County, Virginia; married Mary Elizabeth Ruth Puckett; born 1656 in Henrico County, Virginia; died February 01, 1691/92 in Henrico County, Virginia.

Notes for Mary Elizabeth Ruth Puckett:

“The Roots and Some of the Branches of The Puckett Family Tree”  by Christine South Gee

Mary was born about 1657.  [Jan. 2, 1679  Henrico Co. Records 1677-1692]  “Mary Puckett deposes she is about 22 years old.”   When her mother’s estate was settled in 1679, she was already marreid to Richard Womack  [Varina Parish Records, Henrico Co.  Vol. 1, p. 90]

At a court held in Henrico Co., Jan.2, 1679  Richard Womack deposes he is about 24 years old.  This would make his birth year 1655.  He is dead by 1683-84 as Mary Womack is granted administration papers on the estate of her husband, Richard Womack.

“Pucketts and their Kin”  by Hester Elizabeth Garett

A list of tithables lists Mary Womack about 2 dated in 1679.  She was already married to Richard Womack by 1679.  Richard is listed as age 24 in an agreement dividing the property of Mary Puckett Womack’s parents, John and Ann Puckett.  Richard Womack was undoubtedly a brother of Abraham Womack as well as of Thomas, who died in 1697.

Richard Womack died about 1683/4 when Mary was granted admin papers on the estate of her husband.  The records indicated that Mary had married John Granger by 1688. [Henrico Deeds and Wills, Reel 5, page 9 &14].  This is also indicated by the will of Thomas Womack who leaved property to John Granger.  John Granger’s first wife may have been a Womack.  In 1692, John Granger promised to bind over the estate to Peter Ashbrook and Thomas Puckett who were his security for payment of the estate left to the orphans of Richard Womack.  John Granger witnesses a transfer of land between Richard and William Womack, on Feb. 19, 1703.

On March 4, 1712 Mary and John are witnesses to a document made by Thomas Puckett making over his property to his son, William.

It is known that they had children as John Granger was guardian of the estate of the orphans of Richard Womack, dec’d.  Thomas Womack died without children and Abraham Womack deeds land to his son, Thomas Womack, about 1708.  On page 188 of Deeds and Wills 1697-1704, Reel 6 is found the marriage record of Martha, daughter of Abraham Womack to John Mosely dated Feb. 1708.  Since no other reocrd of children of Abraham can be found, it is assumed that other Womacks of this age group could be Richard Womack’s orphans.

 Generation No. 9

         256.  Henry Puckett, born 1590 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England; died 1681 in Henrico County, Virginia.  He married 257. Anne B. ? 1610 in England.

        257.  Anne B. ?, born 1595 in Dorchester, Oxfordshire, England; died 1675 in Virginia.

Notes for Henry Puckett:

I have read that Puckett was from France originally and spelled Pouquet. It filtered over to England where it was listed as Pocket or Pucket. The double tt on the end is of family preference. This name came over early in the founding of America to Virginia and continues to be spelled as Puckett usually. However, some family members have dropped one t and it remains Pucket

Child of Henry Puckett and Anne ? is:

128             i.    John Puckett, born Abt. 1620 in Dorchester, Dorset, England; died June 02, 1679 in Henrico County, Virginia; married (1) Anne Jefferys; married (2) Anne Pew/Pugh.

258.  Will Jeffries, born 1600 in England; died 1679 in Henrico County, Virginia.  He was the son of 516. Steven Jeffries and 517. Audry Harvey.  He married 259. Mary Gould.

259.  Mary Gould, born 1628 in Newport, Rhode Island; died 1675 in Henrico County, Virginia.  She was the daughter of 518. Jeremy Gould and 519. Priscilla Grover.

Child of Will Jeffries and Mary Gould is:

129             i.    Anne Jefferys, born Abt. 1628 in Henrico County, Virginia; died 1679 in Henrico County, Virginia; married John Puckett.

260.  Charles Augustus Womack, born 1605.

Child of Charles Augustus Womack is:

130             i.    William Womack, born 1620 in Kent, England; died August 01, 1697 in Henrico County, Virginia; married Mary Jane Allen Abt. 1643 in Henrico County, Virginia.

262.  Timothy Allen, Jr, born Abt. 1594 in England; died 1690 in Henrico County, Virginia.  He was the son of 524. Timothy Allen, Sr. and 525. Unknown Shippy.  He married 263. Unknown Worsham.

263.  Unknown Worsham  She was the daughter of 526. John Worsham.

Children of Timothy Allen and Unknown Worsham are:

i.    Timothy Allen

131            ii.    Mary Jane Allen, born 1620 in England; died 1685 in Henrico County, Virginia; married William Womack Abt. 1643 in Henrico County, Virginia.

 Generation No. 10

         516.  Steven Jeffries, born 1533 in England.  He married 517. Audry Harvey.

        517.  Audry Harvey, born 1547 in Chiddingly, Sussex, England; died 1574 in Sussex, England.  She was the daughter of 1034. Thomas Harvey and 1035. Mary ?.

Child of Steven Jeffries and Audry Harvey is:

258             i.    Will Jeffries, born 1600 in England; died 1679 in Henrico County, Virginia; married Mary Gould.

518.  Jeremy Gould, born 1581 in Hertfordshire, England; died 1654 in Hertfordshire, England.  He was the son of 1036. Richard Gould and 1037. Mary Colder.  He married 519. Priscilla Grover.

519.  Priscilla Grover, born June 03, 1582 in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England; died 1655.

Child of Jeremy Gould and Priscilla Grover is:

259             i.    Mary Gould, born 1628 in Newport, Rhode Island; died 1675 in Henrico County, Virginia; married Will Jeffries.

524.  Timothy Allen, Sr.  He married 525. Unknown Shippy.

525.  Unknown Shippy  She was the daughter of 1050. Thomas Shippy and 1051. Martha ?.

Children of Timothy Allen and Unknown Shippy are:

262             i.    Timothy Allen, Jr, born Abt. 1594 in England; died 1690 in Henrico County, Virginia; married Unknown Worsham.

ii.    Shippy Allen

526.  John Worsham

Notes for John Worsham:

“Pucketts and their Kin”  by Hester Elizabeth Garett

In 1690 John Worsham was appointed trustee for the cattle of Timothy Allen, Jr which indicates a possible relationship.

Child of John Worsham is:

263             i.    Unknown Worsham, married Timothy Allen, Jr.

Generation No. 11

        1034.  Thomas Harvey, born 1525 in Marldon, Devon, England; died 1590 in Devon, England.  He married 1035. Mary ?.

        1035.  Mary ?

Child of Thomas Harvey and Mary ? is:

517             i.    Audry Harvey, born 1547 in Chiddingly, Sussex, England; died 1574 in Sussex, England; married Steven Jeffries.

1036.  Richard Gould, born 1553 in Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire, , England; died May 25, 1597 in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England.  He was the son of 2072. Richard Gould and 2073. Jane Weden.  He married 1037. Mary Colder.

1037.  Mary Colder, born 1555 in Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire, England; died 1589 in Hertfordshire, England.

Child of Richard Gould and Mary Colder is:

518             i.    Jeremy Gould, born 1581 in Hertfordshire, England; died 1654 in Hertfordshire, England; married Priscilla Grover.

1050.  Thomas Shippy  He married 1051. Martha ?.

1051.  Martha ?

Child of Thomas Shippy and Martha ? is:

525             i.    Unknown Shippy, married Timothy Allen, Sr..

 

Generation No. 12

        2072.  Richard Gould, born 1530 in Hertfordshire, England; died 1558 in Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire, England.  He married 2073. Jane Weden.

        2073.  Jane Weden, born 1532 in Mandeville, Buckinghamshire, England; died March 29, 1560 in Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire, England.

Child of Richard Gould and Jane Weden is:

1036           i.    Richard Gould, born 1553 in Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire, , England; died May 25, 1597 in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England; married Mary Colder.

 

 

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