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Martha Elizabeth LYTLE

Female 1831 - 1864  (33 years)


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  1. 1.  Martha Elizabeth LYTLE was born 13 Jan 1831, Burke County, North Carolina (daughter of Thomas LYTLE and Jennie MCENTIRE); died 8 Aug 1864, , McDowell, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1840, West Of North Fork, Burke, North Carolina
    • Census: 1850, , McDowell, North Carolina
    • Census: 1860, Georgia Militia District 825, Murray, Georgia

    Notes:

    Census:
    "Thos Lytle" was enumerated as head of household and the only male age 40 to 50. Also in the household are one female age 40 to 50 (Jennie, 43), three males under 5 (William 5, John 3, unknown), one male 10 to 15 (could be either George or Thomas Y), one male 15 to 20 (Joseph 19), one female under 5 (Rebecca, 0), 2 females 5 to 10 (Martha, 9 and Clarissa, 7), one female 10 to 15 (Susannah, 15), and one female 15 to 20 (Mary, 17).

    Census:
    Martha (19) appeared in the household of Thomas Lytle (53). She was born in North Carolina. Other household members included Jane (53), George W. (21), Clarissa (17), William (15), and John (13).

    Census:
    Martha E. (28) appears in the household of Benjamin Hemphill (32). She was born in North Carolina.

    The household includes Mary J. (4), Elisabeth (2 weeks), James Hemphill (25), and Rhoda (20).

    Died:
    Name: Martha Elizabeth Lytle
    Birth Date: 13 January 1831
    Birth Place: McDowell CO, NC
    Death Date: 8 August 1864
    Death Place: McDowell CO, NC

    Martha married Benjamin Burgin HEMPHILL Aft 18 Dec 1854, , McDowell, North Carolina. Benjamin (son of Thomas Mcentire HEMPHILL and Malinda BURGIN) was born 10 Feb 1826, Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina; died 13 Oct 1909, Murray County, Georgia; was buried Aft 13 Oct 1909, Hemphill-Mcentire Cemetery, , Murray, Georgia. [Group Sheet]

    Notes:

    Married:
    Benjamin Burgin Hemphill and Martha Elizabeth Lytle were first cousins once removed. His father, Thomas McEntire Hemphill, and her grandmother, Martha Hemphill, were siblings.

    Marriage Bond:
    Treasure Chest Thursday: Marriage of Ben Hemphill and Martha Lytle

    Children:
    1. Mary Jane HEMPHILL was born 30 Sep 1856, Murray County, Georgia; died 23 Mar 1923, Near Waco, Mclennan County, Texas; was buried 25 Mar 1923, White Hall Cemetery, Woodway, Mclennan, Texas.
    2. Thomas L. HEMPHILL was born 8 Jan 1858; died Dec 1859, Murray County, Georgia.
    3. Malinda Josephine HEMPHILL was born 27 May 1860, Murray County, Georgia; died 16 Nov 1933, Murray County, Georgia; was buried 17 Nov 1933, Ramsey Cemetery, Ramhurst, Murray, Georgia.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Thomas LYTLE was born 6 Jun 1797, Burke County, North Carolina (son of Captain Thomas LYTLE and Susannah PERKINS); died 17 Apr 1883, Crooked Creek, McDowell, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1800, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Census: 1810, Morganton, Burke, North Carolina
    • Census: 1820, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Property: 24 Mar 1834, Crooked Creek, Burke, North Carolina
    • Property: 25 Oct 1836, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Property: 7 Feb 1837, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Census: 1840, West Of North Fork, Burke, North Carolina
    • Property: 30 Jan 1844, , McDowell, North Carolina
    • Property: 17 Aug 1847, , McDowell, North Carolina
    • Census: 1850, , McDowell, North Carolina
    • Census: 1860, , McDowell, North Carolina
    • Property: 18 Apr 1860, Crooked Creek, McDowell, North Carolina
    • Census: 1870, Crooked Creek, McDowell, North Carolina
    • Census: 1880, Old Fort, McDowell, North Carolina
    • Probate: 7 May 1883, , McDowell, North Carolina

    Notes:

    Original County Estates Papers available at NC State Archives
    Index to McDowell County Estates, 1830, 1832, 1842 - 1939
    Box No. C.R.064.508.60
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncmcdow2/estindex.htm

    Birth:
    1797, North Carolina -> age 53 on 1850 census

    Census:
    "Thomas Little" was enumerated as head of household and the only male age 45 and over. The household includes a female age 26 to 44 (Susannah 44), two males under 10 (Thomas, Jr 3 and unknown), one male 10 to 15 (Millington 11), one male 16 to 25 (likely George 15), and one female under 10 (Elizabeth 10). There are also 11 slaves.

    Census:
    Thomas Lytle (Sr) was enumerated as head of household. He is the only male over 45. Also in the household are one male aged 10 to 15 (likely Thomas Lytle Jr., 13), one male 16 to 25 (likely Millington, 21), one male 26 to 44 (likely John, 36), one female 10 to 15 (likely Elizabeth, 15), one female 16 to 25 (likely George's wife Ann Clark, 25), and one female 45 and over (likely Susannah Potillo Lytle). There were also seven slaves.

    Census:
    Thomas Lytle, Sr. is enumerated as head of household, the free white male, aged 45+. The household also includes a FWM aged 16-25, likely Thomas Lytle, Jr, a free white female aged 16-25, likely Jennie McEntire, a FWF aged 26-44, likely Elizabeth Lytle, and a FWF aged 45+, likely Susannah Potillo. There are also 5 male slaves under 14, 1 male slave aged 14-25, 1 male slave aged 26-44, 2 female slaves aged 14-25, and 2 female slaves aged 26-44. Brother Millington Lytle is enumerated next door.

    Property:
    Grant number 5903. 50 acres on both sides of Cane Creek waters of Crooked Cr. Book, page: 145:109.
    Issued: 10 Dec 1838
    Entered: 24 Mar 1834

    Property:
    Grant number 5902. 50 acres bounded by said Lytle on the waters of Catawba river. Book, page: 145:109
    Issued: 10 Dec 1838
    Entered: 25 Oct 1836

    Property:
    Thomas acquired seven tracts of land on Catawba River from the heirs of Thomas McEntire. Deed book 4 page 41 of McDowell County shows a deed date of 2-7-1837 to Thomas Lytle from heirs of Thomas McEntire for the sum of $1,000.00.

    [McDowell County was created in 1842, so at the time of this transaction, the land was in Burke County.]

    Census:
    "Thos Lytle" was enumerated as head of household and the only male age 40 to 50. Also in the household are one female age 40 to 50 (Jennie, 43), three males under 5 (William 5, John 3, unknown), one male 10 to 15 (could be either George or Thomas Y), one male 15 to 20 (Joseph 19), one female under 5 (Rebecca, 0), 2 females 5 to 10 (Martha, 9 and Clarissa, 7), one female 10 to 15 (Susannah, 15), and one female 15 to 20 (Mary, 17).

    Property:
    Grant number 33. 100 acres on waters of Catawba River. Book, page: 149:412.
    Issued: 06 Dec 1844
    Entered: 30 Jan 1844

    Property:
    Grant number 170. 50 acres, begin on a hickory. Book, page: 153:29.
    Issued: 11 Oct 1849
    Entered: 17 Aug 1847
    Remarks: Lytle (Crooked Cr.)

    Census:
    Thomas Lytle (53) appeared as head of household. He was a farmer, with real estate as $4000 (the neighborhood average was $954). He was born in North Carolina. Other household members included Jane (53), George M (21), Martha (19), Clarissa (17), William (15), and John (13).

    Census:
    Thomas Lytle was enumerated as head of household. His age is given as 62 and birthplace as North Carolina. His occupation is farmer; the value of his real estate is 12000 and personal estate is 15000. Other household members include Jane (62 - Jennie), William (24), Jane (27), and William Cordray (25).

    Property:
    Grant number 458. 33 acres on the waters of Crooked Creek. Book, page: 164:372.
    Issued: 21 Mar 1862
    Entered: 18 Apr 1860

    Census:
    Thomas Lytle, Sr. was enumerated as head of household. His age is given as 73 and birthplace as North Carolina. He is a farmer; the value of his real estate is 10000 and personal estate is 1200. Other household members include Janie (73 - Jennie), John P (18), Rosa J (16), Martha (14), George (12), and Mary E (10).
    George and Rosa also live with Thomas in 1880 and are identified as his nephew and niece.

    Census:
    Thomas Lytle, Sr. was enumerated as head of household. His is a widower and his age is given as 88. His occupation is given as farmer. His birthplace is given as North Carolina, father's North Carolina, and mother's North Carolina. Other household members include George (nephew, age 21) and Rosy (niece, age 19).

    Probate:
    The will of Thomas Lytle, Jr. was dated 4-1-1878 and probated 5-7-1883. It was recorded in will book 2, page 127, McDowell County, North Carolina.

    I give unto Mary E. and Josephine, heirs of my daughter Martha, 600 acres of land, more or less, known as my fathers and J.P. Lytles land adjoining my own.

    2nd. I give to Jane White, J.L. Burgin, Louisa Goforth, Martha Burgin, Eliza Settlemyre, Thomas L Burgin, John R. Burgin, George Burgin and Bulow Burgin, heirs of my daughter Susannah, 300 acres of land known as Merritt Burgin Land. Said land to be divided when Bulow Burgin becomes twenty-one.

    Third I give unto Thomas Young Lytle, heir of my daughter Mary Louisa, and George Lytle, heir of my son George W. Lytle, land known as Jesse Burgin Land plus another tract got from mother, to George W. when he becomes eighteen.

    Forth I give unto Rosa Jane Lytle, Martha Settlemyre, George L. Lytle, Mary E. Lytle, Joseph Hix Lytle, heirs of son Joseph Lytle, land said to contain 800 acres. I give
    unto Rosa Jane Lytle and Mary E. Lytle the large black mule named Beck and one cow and a calf a piece, and the household and kitchen furniture and what hogs that I may have at my death and one hundred bushels of corn.
    Original will is in the NC State Archives in Raleigh.

    Thomas married Jennie MCENTIRE 1820, Burke County, North Carolina. Jennie (daughter of Thomas Young Hemphill MCENTIRE and Martha HEMPHILL) was born 6 Jan 1797, Burke County, North Carolina; died 1873, Crooked Creek, McDowell, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Jennie MCENTIRE was born 6 Jan 1797, Burke County, North Carolina (daughter of Thomas Young Hemphill MCENTIRE and Martha HEMPHILL); died 1873, Crooked Creek, McDowell, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1800, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Census: 1820, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Census: 1840, West Of North Fork, Burke, North Carolina
    • Census: 1850, , McDowell, North Carolina
    • Census: 1860, , McDowell, North Carolina
    • Census: 1870, Crooked Creek, McDowell, North Carolina

    Notes:

    Name:
    Jennie McEntire -> Murray County Heritage

    Connection to parents:
    Thomas Y. H. McEntire and Martha Hemphill are named as her parents in Murray County Heritage.

    Birth:
    1797, North Carolina -> age 53 on 1850 census
    1797 -> Murray County Heritage

    Census:
    "Thomas McIntire" was enumerated as head of household and the only male age 26 to 44. There was one female age 16 to 25 (Martha, 25 or 26), one male 16 to 25 (unknown), four females under 10 (Mary 5, Jennie 3, Rosanna 2, and Martha 0). There were three slaves.

    Census:
    Thomas Lytle, Sr. is enumerated as head of household, the free white male, aged 45+. The household also includes a FWM aged 16-25, likely Thomas Lytle, Jr, a free white female aged 16-25, likely Jennie McEntire, a FWF aged 26-44, likely Elizabeth Lytle, and a FWF aged 45+, likely Susannah Potillo. There are also 5 male slaves under 14, 1 male slave aged 14-25, 1 male slave aged 26-44, 2 female slaves aged 14-25, and 2 female slaves aged 26-44. Brother-in-law Millington Lytle is enumerated next door.

    Census:
    "Thos Lytle" was enumerated as head of household and the only male age 40 to 50. Also in the household are one female age 40 to 50 (Jennie, 43), three males under 5 (William 5, John 3, unknown), one male 10 to 15 (could be either George or Thomas Y), one male 15 to 20 (Joseph 19), one female under 5 (Rebecca, 0), 2 females 5 to 10 (Martha, 9 and Clarissa, 7), one female 10 to 15 (Susannah, 15), and one female 15 to 20 (Mary, 17).

    Census:
    Jane (53) appeared in the household of Thomas Lytle (53). She was born in North Carolina. Other household members included George M (21), Martha (19), Clarissa (17), William (15), and John (13).

    Census:
    "Jane Lytle" was enumerated in the household of Thomas Lytle (62). Her age is given as 62 and her birthplace as North Carolina. Other household members include William (24), Jane (27), and William Cordray (25).

    Census:
    "Jane Lytle" was enumerated in the household of Thomas Lytle, Sr. (73). Her age is given as 73, occupation as Keeping House and birthplace as North Carolina. Other household members include John P (18), Rosa J (16), Martha (14), George (12), and Mary (10).

    Children:
    1. Joseph Mcentyre LYTLE was born 5 Sep 1821, Burke County, North Carolina; died 14 Aug 1862, , McDowell, North Carolina.
    2. Mary Louise LYTLE was born 5 Aug 1823, Burke County, North Carolina; died , , McDowell, North Carolina.
    3. Susannah Adeline LYTLE was born 10 Jul 1825, Burke County, North Carolina; died Between 1867 and 1870.
    4. Captain Thomas Young LYTLE was born Feb 1827; died Bef 1850.
    5. George Watson LYTLE was born 17 Feb 1829, Burke County, North Carolina; died 17 May 1864, Civil War.
    6. 1. Martha Elizabeth LYTLE was born 13 Jan 1831, Burke County, North Carolina; died 8 Aug 1864, , McDowell, North Carolina.
    7. Clarissa Jane LYTLE was born 22 Jan 1833, Burke County, North Carolina; died 15 Aug 1869, Montford Cove, Mcdowell, North Carolina; was buried Aft 15 Aug 1869, Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Marion, Mcdowell, North Carolina.
    8. William LYTLE was born 1835, Burke County, North Carolina.
    9. John Patillo LYTLE was born 1837, Burke County, North Carolina.
    10. Rebecca Rosannah LYTLE was born Abt 1840, Burke County, North Carolina; died 18 Sep 1842.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Captain Thomas LYTLECaptain Thomas LYTLE was born 6 Jun 1750, Anson County, North Carolina; died 31 May 1835, Burke County, North Carolina; was buried Aft 31 May 1835, Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • FAN: Benjamin Burgin
    • FAN: John Burgin
    • FAN: Peter Stroud
    • FAN: Thomas Hemphill
    • Military: 1776, American Revolutionary War
    • Military: 1780, American Revolutionary War
    • Property: 1782, Burke County, North Carolina; N.C. Land Grant, 440 acres on McCorkles Creek; Address:
      n/a
    • Property: 1783, Burke County, North Carolina; N.C. Land Grant, 250 acres on Hall's Creek.; Address:
      n/a
    • Property: 1 Aug 1783, Burke County, North Carolina; Grant number 1360. 200 acres on both sides of bull creek. Book, page: 77:144.
    • Census: 1790, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Census: 1800, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Census: 1810, Morganton, Burke, North Carolina
    • Census: 1820, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Military: 1833

    Notes:

    Possibly married to Susannah PERKINS, per Rowan County marriage records. Thomas Lytle and Susannah Perkins were married in Rowan County in 1772.

    http://www.geocities.com/~lytle/lytlefam/states/NC_mar.html


    Mrs. Lytle and her Beaver Hat
    http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=document&guid=d5b4e717-6f07-4fd9-8c69-438de4edfd1a&tid=3721570&pid=-1691958006

    Revolutionary War
    http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=document&guid=4009a895-cad9-4907-8824-91230d1c74ad&tid=3721570&pid=-1691958006

    Military:
    "Captain Thomas Lytle entered military service in Rowan Co., N. C. in 1776 serving under Colonel Christopher Beekman. Captain Lytle commanded a company of troops in the Cross Creek Expedition against the Scotch Tories in March, 1776. This expedition was the sequel to the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge which occurred several weeks earlier, in February, 1776.

    In the summer of 1776, Lytle commanded a company of men in Rutherford's Cherokee Expedition. This campaign was in the late summer and fall of 1776 directed against the Overhills Cherokees.

    After return to Burke County, Lytle took command of the western Catawba frontier forts at Fort Cathey, Fort Davidson, and Fort Wofford."

    Military:
    "In 1780 he served under Lt. Col. Robert Holmes and Colonel Frederick Hambright at the seige of Charleston. Most of these troops returned home just before the fall of Charleston in May 1780.

    Under Colonel Hugh Brevard, of Burke County, Lytle served as a company commander and was at King's Mountain, but did not participate in the battle."
    --> Emmett White book

    Captain, Brevard's NC Legion --> tombstone

    Property:
    Issued: 16 Nov 1790
    Entered: 01 Aug 1783
    Name: Thomas "Little"

    Census:
    "Thom Litle" was enumerated as head of household and the only male age 16+. The household also includes one female (Susannah 34) and three males under 10 (John 6, George 5, and Millington 1). There is one slave.

    Census:
    "Thomas Little" was enumerated as head of household and the only male age 45 and over. The household includes a female age 26 to 44 (Susannah 44), two males under 10 (Thomas, Jr 3 and unknown), one male 10 to 15 (Millington 11), one male 16 to 25 (likely George 15), and one female under 10 (Elizabeth 10). There are also 11 slaves.

    Census:
    Thomas Lytle (Sr) was enumerated as head of household. He is the only male over 45. Also in the household are one male aged 10 to 15 (likely Thomas Lytle Jr., 13), one male 16 to 25 (likely Millington, 21), one male 26 to 44 (likely John, 36), one female 10 to 15 (likely Elizabeth, 15), one female 16 to 25 (likely Millington's wife Mary Potillo, 18), and one female 45 and over (likely Susannah Potillo Lytle). There were also seven slaves.

    Census:
    Thomas Lytle, Sr. is enumerated as head of household, the free white male, aged 45+. The household also includes a FWM aged 16-25, likely Thomas Lytle, Jr, a free white female aged 16-25, likely Jennie McEntire, a FWF aged 26-44, likely Elizabeth Lytle, and a FWF aged 45+, likely Susannah Potillo. There are also 5 male slaves under 14, 1 male slave aged 14-25, 1 male slave aged 26-44, 2 female slaves aged 14-25, and 2 female slaves aged 26-44. Son Millington Lytle is enumerated next door.

    Military:
    Applied for Revolutionary War Pension. He was awarded $217.33 per annum.

    Buried:
    Tombstone Tuesday: Captain Thomas Lytle

    Thomas married Susannah PERKINS 1772. Susannah was born 1752; died 17 Nov 1840. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Susannah PERKINS was born 1752; died 17 Nov 1840.

    Notes:

    Married:
    While, some sources say that Captain Thomas Lytle was married to Susannah Patillo, I don't think this is accurate. A Thomas Little (Lytle) did marry a Susannah Petillo in Tryon or Lincoln county, however that marriage took place in 1783, after the Revolution, which would discount the stories referring to her during the war (although to be fair, none of the stories referencing "Mrs. Lytle" mention a first name, so it's possible he was married more than once).

    Additionally, the book _Revolutionary War Soldiers of Western North Carolina_ says he was married to Susannah Perkins and that the marriage took place in Rowan County.

    However, their first recorded child was born in 1784, which argues for the Susannah Petillo marriage in 1783.

    Children:
    1. John P LYTLE was born 1784, Burke County, North Carolina; died Aft 1861, , McDowell, North Carolina.
    2. George W LYTLE was born 27 Nov 1785, Burke County, North Carolina; died 29 Jan 1858, , McDowell, North Carolina; was buried Aft 29 Jan 1858, Old Fort, McDowell, North Carolina.
    3. Millington LYTLE was born 1789, Burke County, North Carolina; died 1874, Buncombe County, North Carolina.
    4. Elizabeth Sophoronia LYTLE was born 23 Jul 1795, Burke County, North Carolina; died 16 Jun 1837, Burke County, North Carolina.
    5. 2. Thomas LYTLE was born 6 Jun 1797, Burke County, North Carolina; died 17 Apr 1883, Crooked Creek, McDowell, North Carolina.

  3. 6.  Thomas Young Hemphill MCENTIRE was born Jan 1772, , County Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland; died 23 Apr 1813, Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Immigration: Bef 1790
    • Occupation: From 1792 to 1795, Burke County, North Carolina; Sheriff
    • Misc: 8 Dec 1796, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Occupation: From 1798 to 1801, Burke County, North Carolina; Sheriff
    • Property: 8 Sep 1799, Burke County, North Carolina; purchased a male slave from John James of Brunswick County
    • Census: 1800, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Misc: 1802, Burke County, North Carolina; proved a deed in court
    • Occupation: 1802, , , North Carolina
    • Occupation: 1805, Burke County, North Carolina; Justice of the Burke County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in 1805.
    • Property: 25 Jan 1809, Clear Creek, Burke, North Carolina; Grant number 3488. 50 acres on W. side of Clear Creek. Book, page: 125:112.
    • Property: 25 Jan 1809, Clear Creek, Burke, North Carolina; Grant number 3493. 150 acres on W. side of Clear Creek. Book, page 125:114.
    • Property: 1810, Burke County, North Carolina

    Notes:

    Name:
    Thomas Young Hemphill McEntire -> Murray County Heritage

    Birth:
    Date:
    1772 -> Murray County Heritage

    Place:
    County Tyrone, Ireland -> Murray County Heritage

    Immigration:
    Thomas Young Hemphill McEntire came to this country with relatives, possibly an uncle, cousin, and/or brother, named James McEntire, Sr. He settled on land along the Catawba River near Old Fort, North Carolina (in what was then Burke County.)

    Occupation:
    He was the 9th Sheriff of Burke County.

    Misc:
    Dec 8. Report of the Committee of Claims on the claim of Thomas McEntire of Burke

    Committee rejects the claim of McEntire, sheriff of Burke County, requesting reimbursement for those expenses paid by him for ironing criminals in the district jail of Morgan, due to the absence of sufficient vouchers.

    Occupation:
    He was also the 11th Sheriff of Burke County.

    Census:
    "Thomas McIntire" was enumerated as head of household and the only male age 26 to 44. There was one female age 16 to 25 (Martha, 25 or 26), one male 16 to 25 (unknown), four females under 10 (Mary 5, Jennie 3, Rosanna 2, and Martha 0). There were three slaves.

    Occupation:
    He was a member of the Legislature.

    Property:
    Issued: 06 Dec 1809
    Entered: 25 Jan 1809

    Property:
    Issued: 15 Dec 1809
    Entered: 25 Jan 1809

    Property:
    In 1810, Thomas McEntire, Sr. was one of the ten largest slaveholders in Burke County, owning 19 slaves. -> "Slavery in Microcosm"

    Thomas married Martha HEMPHILL 1794. Martha (daughter of Captain Thomas HEMPHILL and Mary Ann MACKIE) was born 14 Mar 1774, near Old Fort, Rowan, North Carolina; died 17 Nov 1835, Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina; was buried Aft 17 Nov 1835, Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Martha HEMPHILLMartha HEMPHILL was born 14 Mar 1774, near Old Fort, Rowan, North Carolina (daughter of Captain Thomas HEMPHILL and Mary Ann MACKIE); died 17 Nov 1835, Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina; was buried Aft 17 Nov 1835, Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1790, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Census: 1800, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Census: 1820, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Property: 1820, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Will: 12 Jan 1824, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Property: 1830, Burke County, North Carolina

    Notes:

    Name:
    Martha (Hemphill) McEntire -> Murray County Heritage
    Martha McEntire - Captain Thomas Hemphill's will

    Connection to parents:
    *She is named as the daughter of Captain Thomas Hemphill and Mary Ann Mackay in Murray County Heritage.
    *She is named as a child in Captain Thomas Hemphill's will.

    Birth:
    Date:
    1774 -> Murray County Heritage

    Place:
    near Old Fort, NC -> Murray County Heritage

    Census:
    "Thos Hemphill" was enumerated as head of household and one of two white males 16+. The other white male in this age group is probably Samuel (15). The household also includes two white males under 16 years (likely James 10, and Andrew, 8), seven white females (likely Mary Ann 32, Martha 16, Rosannah 13, Mary 12, Jane 5, Elizabeth 2, Rachel 0) and 11 slaves.

    Census:
    "Thomas McIntire" was enumerated as head of household and the only male age 26 to 44. There was one female age 16 to 25 (Martha, 25 or 26), one male 16 to 25 (unknown), four females under 10 (Mary 5, Jennie 3, Rosanna 2, and Martha 0). There were three slaves.

    Census:
    "Martha McEntire" was enumerated as head of household. She is the free white female aged 45 and upward. The household also includes two free white males under ten (likely William 8 and James 11), one free white male aged 10 to 15 (likely John 13), one free white male aged 16 to 18 (likely Joseph), one free white male 16 to 25 (again, Joseph), one free white female under ten (likely Rebecca), one free white female 10 to 15 (likely Nancy 15), and one free white female aged 16 to 25 (likely Martha 20). Four members of the household are engaged in agriculture. There are also two male slaves under fourteen, two male slaves aged 14 to 26, two male slaves 26 to 44, four female slaves under fourteen, and two female slaves 26 to 45.

    Property:
    In 1820, Martha McEntire (widow of Thomas McEntire, Sr.) owned 12 slaves. -> "Slavery in Microcosm"

    Will:
    Thomas Hemphill bequeathed to "Martha McEntire" a 1/7th portion from the sale of two tracts of land that he owned in Madison County, GA lying on the waters of Broad River. - > Captain Thomas Hemphill's will

    "Martha m. McIntyre" mentioned in her father's will. -> Rev. War Soldiers

    Property:
    In 1830, Martha McEntire (widow of Thomas McEntire, Sr.) owned 18 slaves. -> "Slavery in Microcosm"

    Died:
    Date:
    17 Nov 1835 -> Murray County Heritage

    Notes:

    Married:
    Date:
    1794 -> Murray County Heritage

    Children:
    1. Mary Howard MCENTIRE was born 14 Jun 1795, Burke County, North Carolina; died 20 Oct 1880, Greenlee, Mcdowell, North Carolina.
    2. 3. Jennie MCENTIRE was born 6 Jan 1797, Burke County, North Carolina; died 1873, Crooked Creek, McDowell, North Carolina.
    3. Rosannah MCENTIRE was born 14 Sep 1798, Burke County, North Carolina; died 26 Dec 1870, , Cherokee, Alabama.
    4. Martha Hemphill MCENTIRE was born 14 Mar 1800, Burke County, North Carolina; died 10 Jul 1841, Murray County, Georgia.
    5. Thomas Young MCENTIRE was born 16 Dec 1801, Burke County, North Carolina.
    6. Joseph Alexander MCENTIRE was born 1 Dec 1803, Burke County, North Carolina; died 27 Nov 1879, Murray County, Georgia; was buried Aft 27 Nov 1879, Hemphill-Mcentire Cemetery, , Murray, Georgia.
    7. Nancy Clarcy MCENTIRE was born 20 Nov 1805, Burke County, North Carolina.
    8. John Cunningham MCENTIRE was born 17 Aug 1807, Burke County, North Carolina; died 15 Oct 1860, Murray County, Georgia; was buried Aft 15 Oct 1860, Murray County, Georgia.
    9. James Lette MCENTIRE was born 28 Aug 1809, Burke County, North Carolina; died 8 Jan 1885, Murray County, Georgia; was buried Aft 8 Jan 1885, Murray County, Georgia.
    10. William Mckey MCENTIRE was born 16 Jan 1812, Burke County, North Carolina; died Bef 25 Sep 1876; was buried 1876, Hemphill-Mcentire Cemetery, , Murray, Georgia.
    11. Rebecca MCENTIRE was born 13 Dec 1813, Burke County, North Carolina; died 22 Aug 1864, Burke County, North Carolina; was buried Aft 22 Aug 1864, Old Ebenezer Cemetery/Old Siloam Cemetery, Old Fort, Mcdowell, North Carolina.


Generation: 4

  1. 14.  Captain Thomas HEMPHILL was born 9 Jul 1746, , possibly Chester, Pennsylvania (son of James HEMPHILL and Susannah PATTON); died 4 May 1826, Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina; was buried Aft 4 May 1826, Old Ebenezer/Siloam Cemetery, Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Property: 9 Aug 1771, , Rowan, North Carolina
    • Military: 1776, American Revolutionary War; Military
    • Property: 28 Jan 1778, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Property: 7 Aug 1778, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Property: 29 Oct 1778, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Property: 28 Dec 1779, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Military: 1780, American Revolutionary War
    • Probate: 8 Aug 1784, , Rowan, North Carolina
    • Property: 6 Sep 1786, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Census: 1790, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Property: 1790, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Property: 21 Apr 1790, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Property: 1 Jun 1791, , Elbert, Georgia
    • Property: 2 Sep 1791, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Property: 27 Nov 1791, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Property: 4 Jan 1792, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Property: 4 Jan 1792, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Property: 4 Jan 1792, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Property: 27 Nov 1792, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Property: 23 Apr 1793, Brevards Creek, Burke, North Carolina
    • Residence: 1797, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Property: 19 Oct 1798, , Elbert, Georgia
    • Census: 1800, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Property: 1800, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Property: 16 Feb 1808, Burke County, North Carolina; transferred 200 acres to Thomas Hemphill Jnr.
    • Census: 1810, Morganton, Burke, North Carolina
    • Census: 1820, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Will: 12 Jan 1824, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Probate: 24 Mar 1830, Burke County, North Carolina

    Notes:

    possibly born in Ireland

    Birth:
    9 Jul 1746; possibly Chester County, PA -> Descendants of James Hemphill
    9 Jul 1746; Chester County, PA -> MacFarlane email

    Property:
    "Thomas registered his stock mark, 'a crop and Two Slits in the Left Eare and a Swallowfork in the Right Eare.'"

    Military:
    He "furnished wagons to be used in the Cross-Creek Expedition of February-March. This was a campaign against the Tory elements of Central and Southeastern N. Carolina, culminating in the battle of Moor's Creek Bridge (Feb. 27, 1776). The Salisbury forces arrived later, assisted in confiscation of property and in conveyance of prisoners to places of confinement."

    Property:
    Land grant number 1185. 640 acres in the big Cove on Sandy Mush Creek. Book, page: 71:53.
    Issued: 18 May 1789
    Entered: 28 Jan 1778

    Property:
    Land Grant Number 1035. On the south side of Catawba Riber at Two Small Persimmons in the Bottom. Book, Page: 65:394
    Issued: 07 Aug 1787
    Entered: 07 Aug 1778

    Property:
    Grant 0273 Silver Creek

    Property:
    Land Grant Number 1001. 50 acres on the North side of the Catawba River and West side of Newberry Fork.
    Entered: 28 Dec 1778
    Issued: 07 Aug 1787

    Military:
    "In January 1780, Hemphill joined a mounted rifle company commanded by Capt. Robert Patton. Hemphill served as lietenant. In early April, the company then began a march toward Charleston, S. C., then under partial siege by the British. They arrived at Monck's Corner, South Carolina, coming under the combined command of Gen. Isaac Huger. The day after they arrived, in a pre-dawn, the British completely routed and dispersed the Americans (April 14, 1780). By this action, the encirclement of Charleston was completed. Patton, Hemphill, and the remnants of their command later joined in with the the mounted troops of Col. William Washington, remained at Camden for a while, and then marched to Cross Creek. At Cross Creek, they came under the command of Col. Charles McDowell. Col. McDowell and his troops marched back toward Charlotte and eventually to Lincoln County.

    Hemphill and his men, being mounted, advanced quickly into Burke County. He, in the meantime, had received a Captain's Commission, and began to organize a company at Burke Court House. From Burke Court House, he and his company marched to Ramsour's Mill and took part in that battle, June 20, 1780. Afterwards, Hemphill and his men accompanied the McDowells in the S. C. skirmishes in the summer of 1780 and in the King's Mountain campaign that followed."

    Probate:
    James Hemphill bequeathed to "my son Thomas Hemphil my Blew thick cloth coat to him and his Heirs and assigns."

    Will was written on 08 Aug 1784 and probated 04 May 1786.

    Property:
    Land Grant number 1243. 100 acres on both sides of Davidsons Mill Creek. Book, page: 71:75.
    Issued: 18 May 1789
    Entered: 06 Sep 1786

    Census:
    "Thos Hemphill" was enumerated as head of household and one of two white males 16+. The other white male in this age group is probably Samuel (15). The household also includes two white males under 16 years (likely James 10, and Andrew 8), seven white females (likely Mary Ann 32, Martha 16, Rosannah 13, Mary 12, Jane 5, Elizabeth 2, Rachel 0) and 11 slaves.

    Property:
    In 1790, Thomas Hemphill was one of the ten largest slaveholders in Burke County, owning 11 slaves. -> "Slavery in Microcosm"

    Property:
    Land grant number 1401. 600 acres with James McDowell on Jonathans Creek. Book, page: 75:413.
    Issued: 04 Jan 1792
    Entered: 21 Apr 1790

    Property:
    He purchased 300 acres from David and Mary (Hemphill) McClesky on the South Fork of Bluestone Creek for 250 pounds. Samuel Mackie, Thomas Mackie, and John Crosby witnessed the deed. "(Deed Book A, page 55, Elbert Co., Ga.)."

    Property:
    Land grant number 1626. 150 acres on the bank of Newfound Creek. Book, page: 80:74.
    Issued: 27 Nov 1792
    Entered: 02 Sep 1791

    Property:
    Land grant number 642. 50 acres on Davidson Mill Creek. Book, page: 80:69.
    Issued: 27 Nov 1791

    Property:
    Land grant number 1396. 100 acres on Jonathans Creek. Book, page: 75:411.
    Issued: 04 Jan 1792

    Property:
    Land grant number 1397. 300 acres on W. fork of Jonathans Creek. Book, page: 75:411.
    Issued: 04 Jan 1792

    Property:
    Land grant number 1405. 600 acres with James McDowell on Jonathans Creek. Book, page: 75:414.
    Issued: 04 Jan 1792

    Property:
    Land grant number 1551. 50 acres on Davidsons Mill Creek. Book, page: 80:39.
    Issued: 27 Nov 1792

    Property:
    Land grant number 1321. 50 acres on Brevards Creek. Book, page: 88:33.
    Issued: 22 Aug 1795
    Entered: 23 Apr 1793

    Residence:
    Tax Records: CPT Thomas Hemphill's Company, 1797

    Property:
    Purchased land from James McClesky. Assigned power-of-attorney re: said land on Archer Skinner on 17 Apr 1811. "(Deed Book N, pages 137 and 138, Elbert Co., Ga.)."

    Census:
    There are two Thomas Hemphills in Burke County in 1800; neither census record matches perfectly, but this one seems most probable. Thomas (54) is the only male in the household over the age 45. There is one female over 45 (Mary Ann, 42), one male under 10 (Thomas M, 4), four females under 10 (Ruth Bertha, 6; Rebecca,8; maybe Rachel, 10; and unidentified), three females 10 to 15 (maybe Elizabeth, 12; Jane, 15; and Mary, 22). There are also two undidentified males, one aged 10 to 15 (possibly James, 20) and one aged 16 to 25 (possibly Samuel, 25). There are 12 slaves.

    Property:
    In 1800, Thomas Hemphill was one of the ten largest slaveholders in Burke County, owning 12 slaves. -> "Slavery in Microcosm"

    Census:
    Thomas Hemphill was enumerated as head of household and the only male aged 45+. Other household members include a male aged 10 to 15 (likely Thomas McEntire Hemphill, 14), a female aged 10 to 15 (likely Ruth Bertha, 14), four females aged 16 to 25 (likely Rebecca 18, Rachel 20, Elizabeth 22, and Jane 25), and one female aged 26 to 44 (likely daughter, Mary (Polly). There are 14 slaves.

    Census:
    Thomas was enumerated as head of household. The household also includes two females aged 26-44 (this is likely Mary, Jane, and/or Rebecca, but at this point, I can't determine which two). There are also 6 male slaves aged 14 to 25, 3 male slaves age 45+, 4 female slaves under 14, 1 female slave aged 14-25, 1 female slave aged 26-44, and 2 females slaves 45+.

    Will:
    His last will and testament was dated 12 Jan 1824.

    Probate:
    Thomas' will was dated January 12, 1824. It was contested and affirmed in 1826, then appealed and finally affirmed at appeal in March 1830.

    Captain Thomas Hemphill’s Will – page 1
    Captain Thomas Hemphill’s Will – page 2
    Captain Thomas Hemphill’s Will – page 3
    Captain Thomas Hemphill’s Will – page 4
    Captain Thomas Hemphill’s Will – page 5
    Captain Thomas Hemphill’s Will – page 6
    Captain Thomas Hemphill’s Will – page 7
    Captain Thomas Hemphill’s Will – page 8
    Captain Thomas Hemphill’s Will – The Last Page

    Buried:
    The cemetery is in what is now McDowell County.

    Thomas married Mary Ann MACKIE 1 Mar 1773, , Rowan, North Carolina. Mary (daughter of Thomas MACKIE and Rosannah MCINTYRE) was born 5 Dec 1758, , County Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland; died Sep 1804, Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina; was buried Sep 1804, Old Ebenezer Cemetery/Old Siloam Cemetery, Old Fort, Mcdowell, North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  2. 15.  Mary Ann MACKIE was born 5 Dec 1758, , County Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland (daughter of Thomas MACKIE and Rosannah MCINTYRE); died Sep 1804, Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina; was buried Sep 1804, Old Ebenezer Cemetery/Old Siloam Cemetery, Old Fort, Mcdowell, North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Residence: 1761, , County Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland
    • Immigration: Abt 1770
    • Residence: Abt 1770, , , Pennsylvania
    • Census: 1790, Burke County, North Carolina
    • Will: 23 Jul 1796, , Elbert, Georgia
    • Census: 1800, Burke County, North Carolina

    Notes:

    Mary Ann Mackie -> MacFarlane email

    Birth:
    5 Dec 1758; County Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland -> MacFarlane email

    Residence:
    "Thomas Mackie was residing in Tyrone County, Ireland in 1761, and came to America with his wife and children c1770 (Pension Recs of s. Samuel)."

    Immigration:
    "Thomas Mackie was residing in Tyrone County, Ireland in 1761, and came to America with his wife and children c1770 (Pension Recs of s. Samuel)."

    Residence:
    "[Samuel] came to America while a lad with his father's family. Their first residence in this country was probably in Pennsylvania." -> Mackeys and allied families

    Census:
    "Thos Hemphill" was enumerated as head of household and one of two white males 16+. The other white male in this age group is probably Samuel (15). The household also includes two white males under 16 years (likely James 10, and Andrew, 8), seven white females (likely Mary Ann 32, Martha 16, Rosannah 13, Mary 12, Jane 5, Elizabeth 2, Rachel 0) and 11 slaves.

    Will:
    Thomas Mackie left his daughter, Mary Hemphill, $5.00 in his will.

    Census:
    There are two Thomas Hemphills in Burke County in 1800; neither census record matches perfectly, but this one seems most probable. Thomas (54) is the only male in the household over the age 45. There is one female over 45 (Mary Ann, 42), one male under 10 (Thomas M, 4), four females under 10 (Ruth Bertha, 6; Rebecca,8; maybe Rachel, 10; and unidentified), three females 10 to 15 (maybe Elizabeth, 12; Jane, 15; and Mary, 22). There are also two undidentified males, one aged 10 to 15 (possibly James, 20) and one aged 16 to 25 (possibly Samuel, 25). There are 12 slaves.

    Died:
    Sep 1804; Old Fort, Burke, NC -> MacFarlane email

    Notes:

    Married:
    Thomas and Mary Ann lived in the part of Rowan County that became Burke County in 1777.
    In the program from the DAR/SAR service, Margaret Anthony reports the Hemphill-Mackie children as follows:
    "Their children include: (1) Martha Hemphill, who married Thomas Young Hemphill McEntire, (2) Mary ?Polly? Hemphill, who died young and was never married, (3) James Hemphill, (4) Andrew Hemphill, who married Catherine McDonald, (5) Ann Hemphill, who married Moses Whiteside (some sources say she died young), and (6) Thomas McEntire Hemphill, who first married Malinda Burgin and who secondly married Margaret Hemphill Dysart. Other children may include: (7) Rebecca Hemphill, (8) Rachel Hemphill, who married Foster Whiteside, (9) Ruth Hemphill, who married John Underwood Whiteside, (10) Samuel Hemphill, (11) Rosannah Hemphill , (12) Jane Hemphill, and (13) Thomas Hemphill."
    Emmett White reports the Hemphill-Mackie children based on those listed in Thomas Hemphill's will:
    Andrew, Thomas Jr., Polly, Rebecca, Martha m. McIntyre, Ann m. Whitesides, Rachel m. Whitesides, Ruth m. Whitesides.
    Hemphills in North Carolina reports the children of Thomas Hemphill and Mary Ann Mackie as:
    Martha (born March 14, 1774), Mary (Polly)(born Oct. 26, 1778), James (born July 25, 1780), Andrew (born Nov. 8, 1782), Ann (born Feb. 4, 1788), and Thomas McEntire (born July 9, 1796). The book says there may have been other children.

    Children:
    1. 7. Martha HEMPHILL was born 14 Mar 1774, near Old Fort, Rowan, North Carolina; died 17 Nov 1835, Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina; was buried Aft 17 Nov 1835, Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina.
    2. Samuel HEMPHILL was born 3 Mar 1775, Old Fort, Rowan, North Carolina; died Bef POSS 12 Jan 1824.
    3. Rosannah HEMPHILL was born 6 Feb 1777, Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina; died Between 5 Mar 1851 and Jun 1851, Buncombe County, North Carolina.
    4. Mary HEMPHILL was born 26 Oct 1778, Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina; died 26 Jul 1848, Old Fort, McDowell, North Carolina; was buried Aft 26 Jul 1848, Old Fort, McDowell, North Carolina.
    5. James HEMPHILL was born 25 Jul 1780, Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina; died 5 Oct 1857, Old Fort, McDowell, North Carolina; was buried Aft 5 Oct 1857, Old Ebenezer Cemetery/Old Siloam Cemetery, Old Fort, Mcdowell, North Carolina.
    6. Andrew HEMPHILL was born 8 Nov 1782, Old Fort, , North Carolina; died 22 Nov 1858.
    7. Jane HEMPHILL was born 9 Feb 1785, Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina.
    8. Elizabeth Ann HEMPHILL was born 4 Feb 1788, Burke County, North Carolina; died 14 Aug 1838, Cross Plains, Benton, Alabama.
    9. Rachel HEMPHILL was born 5 Mar 1790, Burke County, North Carolina; died 3 Apr 1833, Bills Creek, Rutherford, North Carolina.
    10. Rebecca HEMPHILL was born 26 Aug 1792, Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina.
    11. Ruth Bertha HEMPHILL was born 4 May 1794, Burke County, North Carolina; died 23 Mar 1847, , Benton, Alabama.
    12. Thomas Mcentire HEMPHILL was born 9 Jul 1796, Old Fort, Burke, North Carolina; died 8 Aug 1874, Old Fort, McDowell, North Carolina; was buried , Old Ebenezer Cemetery/Old Siloam Cemetery, Old Fort, Mcdowell, North Carolina.