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Moses QUARLES[1]

Male 1727 - Abt 1801  (74 years)


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  • Name Moses QUARLES 
    Born 1727  Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Property 26 Jun 1749  , Prince William, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Prince William County, VA, Deed Book L, p. 21. Moses Quarles acknowledged he had received from Col. Thomas Harrison L35, 18s, 2 1/2d which was Moses' part of the estate of John Quarles. John Quarles died about 1729 [Stafford County, VA Tithables, 1730]. John's wife Anne married Thomas Harrison about 1731 [Five Generations of the Family of Burr Harrison of Virginia, John P. Alcock]. The money Moses acknowledge receiving was his portion of his father's estate, which his stepfather Thomas Harrison had held until Moses reached twenty-one.
    Property Bef 1755  , Brunswick, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Land patent (date uncertain). Moses acquired 88 acres on Red Oak Run in northern Brunswick County, VA before 1755. Among his close neighbors were James and Hubbard Quarles. Hubbard had descendents named Moses. The parents of James and Hubbard are unknown. It is even possible that they were cousins, rather than brothers, and cousins of Moses [1728-1801]. James and/or Hubbard provide a fairly strong argument that the older Moses [ca 1695-1734] actually did have a first marriage.
    Residence 1755  , Granville, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Moses Quarles is on the Granville County tax list for 1755. He is the only male over 16 shown in the household.
    Property 16 Sep 1755  , Brunswick, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Moses Quarles of St. Andrews Parish grants 88 A of Red Oak Run at Hubbard Quarles line and Joshua Frys to John Gunter. Wit. John Gunter Jr., Joshua Draper, Tho Terrill. Sold because moving.
    Residence 1761  , Granville, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Moses Quarles is on the Granville County tax list for 1761. He is the only male over 16 shown in the household.
    Residence 1762  , Granville, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    • Moses Quarles is on the Granville County tax list for 1762. He is the only male over 16 shown in the household.
    Property 1764  , Granville, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Granville County, NC Deed Book G, p. 360. Moses sold his Granville County land in 1764. No wife signed away her dower rights on the last deed, legally indicating Moses had no wife when he left Granville. The practice of a wife signing away her dower rights was sometimes ignored in colonial NC, so while there is evidence that Moses was a widower in 1764, the evidence isn't conclusive. The span of years between the birth years of Moses' last two known sons, David [1760] and John [1773] suggests Moses' first wife did die before 1764.
    Residence 1764  , Granville, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Moses Quarles is on the Granville County tax list for 1764. He is the only male over 16 shown in the household.
    Property 1765  Gaffney, , South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • NC Land Grants, File # 1337 Book 18, pp 242-243. Moses got a grant of 200 acres on both sides of Kings Creek just east of the Broad River near the present Gaffney, South Carolina. The site was believed to be in Mecklenburg County, NC at the time of the grant, 1765. When the error in locating the NC/SC border was discovered. Moses and his neighbors successfully petitioned King George to have their grants made valid in Craven (later York) County, SC [See Mecklenburg County, NC Deed Book 3, p 149-150; Colonial Records of NC, Vol IX, pp 1260-1263 and Vol XI, pp 250-254]. Kings Creek was, and still is, a good site for a colonial sytle water wheel.
    Property 3 Jul 1773  , York, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • York County, SC Deed Book C, p 47. Moses sold his land along Kings Creek. He was identified as a miller. Moses' wife Sarah signed the will, indicating this was Moses' last property in York County and she was signing away her dower rights to the property.
    Property 2 Dec 1773  Union County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Union County, SC, Deed Book A, pp 201-202. Moses bought 150 acres on the west side of the Broad River, including an island in the river. The location was just south of the present Lockhart, SC.
    Property 17 Dec 1785  Union County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Moses bought land in Union County, South Carolina, 17 December 1785. Union County RMC A, pp 80-82. 
    Census 1790  Union County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • "Moses Qualls" was enumerated in Union County, South Carolina. His household was listed with two white males 16 and upward, one white maile under 16, and 4 white females. "Thomas Qualls" is next door and "Eliz. M. Quals" is nearby.
    Property 1797  Spartanburg County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • In 1797, Nathaniel HAMMETT does a type of land lease to Moses QUARLES (father of David) for 65 acres (this may or may not be part of the 100 acres William THOMSON sold to Nathaniel HAMMETT in 1796). After Moses QUARLES dies, David QUARLES sells this land and wife Anne/Anna also signs the deed.
    Property 1799  Spartanburg County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Moses bought 100 acres in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, along the Pacolet River in 1799. Spartanburg Deed Book F, p. 299. The circumstances of this land purchase and return to its original owners after Moses died suggested that he leased the land for his declining years. The land was almost surrounded by the land of his son, David. Moses' son John and daughter-in-law Elizabeth also owned land within several hundred yards.
    Census 1800  Spartanburg District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • "Moses Qualls" is enumerated on the 1800 census. His household includes one male less than 10, one male 26-45, one male 45 and older, one female 26-45, and one female 45 or older.
    Property , Granville, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Granville County, NC, Deed Book F, pp 156-157. Moses bought 267 acres from Margaret Boggan. The land was on Knap of Reeds Creek, north of the present town of Butner, NC. Knap of Reeds Creek has silted up and become sluggish in the 240 years since Moses owned land along this waterway. It had a flow large enough to operate a waterwheel mill in Moses' day. The same can be said about Red Oak Run in Brunswick County, VA, the site of Moses' earlier holdings.
    Died Abt 1801  Spartanburg County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Probate 29 Oct 1801  Spartanburg County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Minutes of Spartanburg County Court of the Ordinary, page 8, contain a citation against the assets of Moses Quarles, deceased. David Quarles was named Administrator. The citation was dropped by the court 9 Nov 1801 because David Quarles refused to qualify or take an oath of an administrator.
    Notes 
    • Moses Quarles is the patriarch of many Quarles families originating in Upper South Carolina whose descendants migrated into and through Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana and eventually Texas.
    Person ID I2413  Kendrick-Hemphill
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2014 

    Father John QUARLES,   b. 1693, , King and Queen, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. , Stafford, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 3 Oct 1722  Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F235  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. John QUALLS,   b. Abt 1775, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1835, , Habersham, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F251  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. Mary QUALLS,   b. Abt 1768, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1868, , Lumpkin, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 100 years)
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F234  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S206] Quarles Family Research Site, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~quarles/., http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~quarles/southcarolina.html#elizabeth (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S206] Quarles Family Research Site, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~quarles/., http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~quarles/southcarolina/moses.html (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S206] Quarles Family Research Site, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~quarles/., http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~quarles/virginia/va8.gif (Reliability: 2).
      Typed transcript of handwritten research notes recording Quarles' mentions in Virginia.

    4. [S131] Internet, http://www.mindspring.com/~baumbach/1761tax01.htm (Reliability: 2).
      Transcription of Granville County North Carolina Tax List of Robert Harris 1761

    5. [S325] Qualls-Quarles RootsWeb Mailing List Archives, Trishh6056@aol.com; Re: [Qualls-Quarles] Hubbard Qualls/Quarles; 25 May 2005; accessed; 12 January 2008 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S174] 1790 United States Federal Census, Year: 1790; Census Place: , Union, South Carolina; Roll: M637_11; Page: 94; Image: 0044. (Reliability: 2).
      Name: Moses Qualls
      Residence Date: 1790
      Residence Place: Union, South Carolina
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1790usfedcen&h=394791&ti=0&indiv=try

    7. [S131] Internet, http://www.combs-families.org/combs/hammett/earlyrec.htm (Reliability: 3).
      This may be the same land, or a portion thereof, referenced as being bought or leased in 1799.

    8. [S209] RootsWeb Mailing List Archives, http://archiver.rootsweb.com., http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/Qualls-Quarles/2005-05/1117075874 (Reliability: 3).
      From: Trishh6056@aol.com
      Subject: Re: [Qualls-Quarles] Hubbard Qualls/Quarles
      Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 22:51:14 EDT

    9. [S181] 1800 United States Federal Census, Year: 1800; Census Place: , Spartanburg District, South Carolina; Roll: 50; Page: 173; Image: 337. (Reliability: 2).
      Name: Moses Qualls
      Residence Date: 1800
      Residence Place: Spartanburg District, South Carolina
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1800usfedcenancestry&h=499497&ti=0&indiv=try

    10. [S209] RootsWeb Mailing List Archives, http://archiver.rootsweb.com., http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/Qualls-Quarles/2005-05/1117075874 (Reliability: 3).
      Moses died between August 1, 1800 (the date of the 1800 Census) and October
      1, 1801 (the date on which the court appointed David Administrator of Moses'
      estate".
      From: Trishh6056@aol.com
      Subject: Re: [Qualls-Quarles] Hubbard Qualls/Quarles
      Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 22:51:14 EDT