Monday, January 13, 2014

Richard E ECHOLS (1704-1778)

Richard Echols was the fifth son of English John Echols who married Caty Evans [Catherine EVANS] - he was my grandfather - and by her had fourteen children. Three died in infancy. The rest lived to raise families.
Richard E ECHOLS
Birth 1704 in King and Queen County, Virginia
Death 15 Jan 1778 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA

Catherine EVANS
Birth 1700 in Caroline County, Virginia
Death 1766 in Halifax County, Virginia

Richard married  Catherine "Caty" EVANS and had the following children: 
  • Mary ECHOLS (1719-1829) m. Thomas WYNNE Sr
  • Anna ECHOLS (1721-1806) m. James DANIEL
  • Elizabeth ECHOLS (1722-????) m. William RAINEY
  • Benjamin ECHOLS Sr (1734-1828) m. Sabra HENDRICK
    Benjamin Echols - wife Sabra, 1789
    SIGNATURES TO EARLIEST DEEDS, pg. 85
    FRANKLIN COUNTY, GEORGIA RECORDS
    COMP. BY FRANCES WYND
  • Drucilla ECHOLS (1735-????) m. William F OWEN Sr abt 1757 in Virginia
  • Joseph Moses ECHOLS (1736-1785) m. Elizabeth WYNNE (Sister of Thomas WYNNE Sr)
  • John ECHOLS (1737-1826) m. Lucy Anna MOORE
  • James David ECHOLS (1740-1825) m. Elizabeth Elsote MILNER
  • Sarah ECHOLS (1741-1833) m. John MILNER (Brother of Elizabeth Elsote MILNER)
  • Rev Joseph ECHOLS (1744-1814) m. Mary STAMPS
  • Rev Obediah Parks ECHOLS (1745-1843) m. Catherine McDANIEL; m. Lucy Atkinson JACKSON
Their first son was Moses [Joseph Moses ECHOLS] who married Betsy Wynne [Elizabeth WYNNE]. They raised a considerable family. Their first son was John who married Fanny Formby [Frances FORMBY] and moved from Virginia to Tennessee. I know but little of the family. He was a one-eyed man, he was very smart and had great property.
Joseph Moses ECHOLS
Birth 1736 in Caroline County, Virginia
Death 1785 in Halifax, Halifax, Virginia, USA

Elizabeth WYNNE
Birth 1741 in Lunenburg County, Virginia
Death 1778 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Joseph Moses ECHOLS married Elizabeth WYNNE abt. 1749 in Virginia and had the following children: 
  • John ECHOLS (1754-1817) m. Frances FORMBY 17 Beb 1784 in Halifax County, Virgina
  • Obediah ECHOLS (1756-????) m. Elizabeth TERRY 5 Jul 1791 in Pittsylvania County, Virgina
  • Moses ECHOLS (1758-1865) m. Elizabeth TERRY (cousin of brother Obediah's wife) 11 Feb 1797 in Pittsylvania County, Virgina; m. Sally FARMER 18 Mar 1799 in Pittsylvania County, Virgina
  • Evans W ECHOLS (1760-????) m. Anna TERRY (sister to brother Moses's wife) 18 Jan 1799 in Pittsylvania County, Virgina
  • Rebecca ECHOLS (1762-????) m. Edward AKIN
  • Drucilla ECHOLS (1763-????) m. David BATES 2 Feb 1782 in Halifax County, Virgina
  • Tabitha A ECHOLS (1764-1844) m. Nathan Gunn FORMBY Sr (brother to John's wife) 23 Jan 1783 in Halifax County, Virgina
  • Elizabeth ECHOLS (1766-1823) m. Marlin FARMER (brother to Moses's 2nd wife) 15 Sep 1788 in Pittsylvania County, Virgina
  • Lucy ECHOLS (1771-1837) m. Jonas MEADOWS 6 Jaan 1792 in Halifax County, Virginia
  • Frances E ECHOLS (1775-????) m. Levi SHELTON 1 Mar 1805 Pittsylvania County, Virgina
Their second son was Obediah. He married Betsy Terry [Elizabeth "Betsy" TERRY] [This Betsy is d/o Joseph TERRY & Susannah BIBB]. He died at about 65 years of age. I know but little of his family, only one son who lives in the western district of Tennessee by name of Champness Terry Echols, a Baptist preacher.
Obediah ECHOLS
Birth 1756 in Virginia
Death in Virginia, USA

Elizabeth "Betsy" TERRY
Birth 1750 in Virginia
Death

Obediah ECHOLS married Elizabeth "
Betsy" TERRY 5 Jul 1791 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia and had the following children:
  • Champness Terry ECHOLS (1805-1878) m. Agnes T CLEMENT 10 Oct 1825 in Campbell County, Virginia
Moses third son was by name of Moses who married a Miss Terry [Elizabeth "Betsy" TERRY] [this Betsy is d/o David TERRY & Elizabeth LUCK] [also married Sally FARMER] - cousin to his brother Obediah's wife. I know nothing of his family.
Moses ECHOLS
Birth 1758 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Death 16 Jan 1865 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA

Elizabeth
"Betsy" TERRY
Birth 17 May 1773 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Death

Moses ECHOLS married Elizabeth "
Betsy" TERRY 11 Feb 1797 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia

Sally FARMER
Birth
Death

Moses ECHOLS married Sally FARMER 18 Mar 1799 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Their fourth son was by name of Evans [Evans W ECHOLS] who married Anna Terry [Anna TERRY, also the d/o David TERRY & Elizabeth LUCK], sister to his brother Moses wife. They live in Virginia. I know no more of their family.
Evans W ECHOLS
Birth 1760 in Virgina
Death

Anna TERRY
Birth 8 Apr 1775 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Death 1850

Evans W ECHOLS married Anna TERRY 18 Jan 1799 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Old Moses daughters were by name of Rebecca, Priscilla [I find no records using Priscilla, I believe it should be Drucilla - marriage record for her and David BATES list her name as Drusillah Schols], Tabitha, Betsy [Elizabeth], Lucy and Frances. Rebecca married Edward Akin. I have no knowledge of their family.
Rebecca ECHOLS
Birth 1762 in Virginia
Death

Edward AKIN
Birth 1752 in Virginia
Death Feb 1850 in Halifax County, Virginia, USA

Rebecca ECHOLS married Edward AKIN
Priscilla [Drucilla] married David Bates in Halifax County, a very large man who offered for the legislature in the county that he was born and raised in when he was about twenty-five years old. He got every vote that was given in the county and the county was very large. He continued to go to the legislature as long as he stayed in Virginia. He then moved to Georgia, Wilkes County. He became a representative of Wilkes County in Senate and was once appointed President Senate pro tem - you can see his name in the digest of the laws of Georgia. He became so fat that it was supposed by the doctors that his fat melted in him, killed him before he was sixty years old. He weighed nearly four hundred pounds. He raised his family in Wilks [Wilkes] County, Georgia but after his death they moved to Tennessee. I have but little account of them since. He had one son named Randolph and one named Anderson. Of the rest I have no account only one daughter named Susanah [Susannah] who married James Johnson of Oglethorpe County.
Drucilla ECHOLS
Birth 1763 in Halifax County, Virginia
Death in Williamson County, Tennessee, USA

David BATES
Birth 1750 in Halifax County, Virginia
Death 1809 in Wilkes County, Georgia, USA

Drucilla ECHOLS married David BATES 2 Feb 1782 in Halifax County, Virginia, USA and had the following children:

  • James BATES 1783-????)
  • John BATES 1784-????)
  • Anderson BATES 1785-????)
  • Randolph BATES 1786-1850)
  • Susannah BATES 1788-????) m. James JOHNSON
  • Tarleton Francis BATES 1790-????)
  • Fleming BATES 1794-????)
  • Unity A BATES 1803-????)
Old Moses third daughter Tabitha married Nathan Formby. He moved from Virginia to Georgia and died in Walton County. He raised four sons and several daughters. His sons were named Moses, Obediah and Nathan. The other I don't know the name of [Aaron FORMBY], he married a Miss Harvie [Elizabeth G HARWELL] in Newton County and died there. Moses and Obediah live in Newton County. They both have families but I don't know the name of either of their wives. Nathan lives in Alabama. I know not of his family. One of old Nathan's daughters [Frances W FORMBY] married John Whitaker and one [Prudence FORMBY] married Henry Nichols. One [Sarah Ann FORMBY married] Israel Moore and one [Lucy FORMBY] married a Mr. Park [James PARKS]. I know nothing of the family.
Tabitha A ECHOLS
Birth 6 Sep 1764 in Halifax Hills, Pittsylvania, Virginia
Death 2 Oct 1844 in Troup County, Georgia, USA

Nathan Gunn FORMBY Sr
Birth 22 Aug 1760 in Powhatan County, Virginia
Death 18 Aug 1833 in Walton County, Georgia, USA

Tabitha A ECHOLS married Nathan Gunn FORMBY Sr 23 Jan 1783 in Halifax County, Virginia, USA and had the following children:

  • Mary Ann FORMBY (1784-1865) m. William DAY 17 Aug 1801 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia; m. William Howard MOORE 23 Sep 1805 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia
  • Fountain FORMBY (1786-????) m. Sophiah COOPER 10 May 1832 in Upson County, Georgia
  • Obediah FORMBY (1789-1876) m. Christian HARRIS 7 Sep 1813 in Jasper County, Georgia
  • Sarah Ann FORMBY (1791-1868) m. Israel MOORE 2 Dec 1807 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia
  • Elizabeth Gertrude FORMBY (1792-????) m. Joel CRAWFORD 16 Nov 1815 in Morgan County, Georgia
  • Frances W FORMBY (1794-????) m. Walton John WHITAKER 26 Nov 1815 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia
  • Moses FORMBY (1796-1860)
  • Lucy FORMBY (1799-1893) m. James PARKS 8 May 1831 in Walton County, Georgia, USA
  • Matthew Bates FORMBY Sr (1801-1851) m. Mary MEADOWS 29 Dec 1822 in Morgan County, Georgia
  • Prudence FORMBY (1803-????) m. Henry NICHOLS in Oglethorpe County, Georgia
  • Aaron FORMBY (1805-1905) m. Elizabeth G HARWELL 24 Feb 1829 in Newton County, Georgia
  • Nathan Gunn FORMBY Jr (1807-1855) m. Martha WELBORN 13 Jun 1829 in Newton County, Georgia
Burials:
Tabitha A ECHOLS Formby: Atchison Cemetery, Troup County, Georgia, USA
Mary Ann FORMBY Day Moore: Moore-Tison Cemetery, Troup County, Georgia, USA
William Howard MOORE: Moore-Tison Cemetery, Troup County, Georgia, USA
Walton John WHITAKER: Whitakers Chapel Cemetery, Enfield, Halifax, North Carolina, USA
Matthew Bates FORMBY Sr: Atchison Cemetery, Troup County, Georgia, USA
Mary MEADOWS Formby: Atchison Cemetery, Troup County, Georgia, USA
Nathan Gunn FORMBY Jr: Mountain Springs Cemetery, Tecumseh, Cherokee, Alabama, USA
Martha WELBORN Formby: Mountain Springs Cemetery, Tecumseh, Cherokee, Alabama, USA
Old Moses fourth daughter Betsy [Elizabeth] married Marlin Farmer. I know no more of the family.
Elizabeth ECHOLS
Birth 1766 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Death 1823 in Georgia, USA

Marlin FARMER
Birth 1750 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Death 1828 in Chatham, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA

Elizabeth ECHOLS married Marlin FARMER 15 Sep 1788 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA
His fifth daughter Lucy married Jonas Meadows and that's all I know about them.
Lucy ECHOLS
Birth 1771 in Halifax County, Virginia
Death 1837 in Georgia, USA

Jonas MEADOWS
Birth 1767 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Death 1836 in Henderson County, Tennessee, USA

Lucy ECHOLS married Jonas MEADOWS 6 Jan 1792 in Halifax County, Virginia, USA
His sixth daughter Frances married a man by the name of Shelton [Levi SHELTON]. I have no account of them further.
Frances E ECHOLS
Birth 1775 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Death in Virginia, USA

Levi SHELTON
Birth 1780 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Death

Frances E ECHOLS married Levi SHELTON 1 Mar 1805 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Old Richard Echols second son was named John. He married Lucy Koore [Lucy Anna MOORE], raised a large family by her. They had three sons and six daughters. Their oldest son was James. He married Nancy Winbush [Nancy WIMBISH] of South Carolina. He moved to Alabama in an early date, so I know but little of his family. I have heard that one son named George, a doctor [Dr George Moore ECHOLS], and another named Saml - that is all I know of them. [They had two sons named Samuel - Samuel Wimbish ECHOLS & Samuel Moore ECHOLS].
John ECHOLS
Birth 1737 in Halifax County, Virginia
Death 15 Feb 1826 in Madison County, Alabama, USA

Lucy Anna MOORE
Birth 1740 in Lunenburg County, Virginia
Death 1816 in Jasper County, Georgia, USA

John ECHOLS married Lucy Anna MOORE 6 Sep 1760 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, USA and had the following children:

  • Lucy Ann ECHOLS (????-1821) m. Nathan WILLIAMS abt. 1799 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia
  • John ECHOLS (1762-1817) m. Isabella MOORE 14 Sep 1807 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia
  • Lucinda Prudence ECHOLS (1762-1845) m. Christopher IRVIN(E) 1 Jan 1785 in Halifax County, Virginia
  • James ECHOLS (1764-1856) m. Nancy WIMBISH
  • Catherine ECHOLS (1769-????)
  • Temperence Wood ECHOLS (1769-1849) m. John ROGERS 6 May 1786 in Halifax County, Virginia
  • Martha ECHOLS (1774-1856) m. William Paul ELLIS Jr 3 Dec 1795 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia
  • Lydia ECHOLS (1780-1850) m. Skelton Daniel STANDIFER 5 May 1809 in Eatonton, Putnam, Georgia
  • Samuel Moore ECHOLS (1781-????) m. Jane M HOLLOWAY in Clarke County, Georgia
Burials:
Martha ECHOLS Ellis: Ellis Cemetery, Griffin, Spalding, Georgia, USA
William Paul ELLIS Jr: Ellis Cemetery, Griffin, Spalding, Georgia, USA
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Will of John Echols [husband of Lucy Anna MOORE]
In the name of God Amen. The fifth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, I John Echols, M.T. and Madison County being week in body but sound in memory do make this my last Will and Testament at the same time revoking all former wills by me made declaring this to be my last will and testament.

First: I give to my son Samuel M. Echols [Samuel Moore ECHOLS], five hundred dollars in money, one horse called Pompy, one iron pot, and one feather bed all of which he hath received.

I lend to my son John Echols [married
Isabella MOORE] two Negroes Pompy a Negro man and Silva a Negro girl during his natural life and if he should die without an heir lawfully begotten of his body, I will the said Negroes to be sold and one third of the money arising from the sail I will to my son John Echols widow and if my son John Echols should have an heir lawfully begotten heirs, but if my son John should die and have no heirs of his body then I will the two Negroes aforesaid to the lawful begotten heirs of Samuel M. Echols.

I lend to my daughter Lydia Standifer [married
Skelton Daniel STANDIFER] during her natural life five Negroes (viz) Hearuner a Negro woman, James a lad, Jonathan a boy, Silva a girl, and Sarah a girl these five Negroes with all their increase I will to the lawful begotten heirs of Lydia Standifer to be equally deviled among them at her death. I give to my daughter Lydia also two iron pots, one dutch oven, one iron tea cittle and copper spice mortor, all she hath received.

I give to my daughter Patsy [
Martha] Ellis [married William Paul ELLIS Jr] one Negro girl Doll which she hath received.

I give to my son James Echols [married
Nancy WIMBISH] one Negro boy by the name of Glasgow and two feather beds all he hath received.

I lend to my daughter Temperence Rogers [married
John ROGERS] during her natural life one Negro girl named Lucy and at her death I will said Negro girl with all of her increase to my granddaughter Caty Rogers, I give to my daughter Temperence Rogers one fether bed and furniture and one cow and calf all she hath received.

I give to my daughter Prudence Irvin [married
Christopher IRVIN(E)] two cows which she hath received, and also the whole residue of my estate not mentioned in my will at the same time I appoint my son John Echols and my friend James Irvin joint Executors of this my last will and Testament to which I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of November in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixteen

John Echols ( Seal )

In presents of John I. Owen
Daniel Yong

David L. Owen, State of Alabama, County Court of Madison County this 13th day of February 1826, The last will and testament of John Echols, deceased, was this day produced in open court… and ordered to be recorded, etc.

Recorded Madison County Alabama . Office of the probate Judge, recorded in Book 3 page 355
Transcribed By Bob & Linda Ellis Duluth Ga.
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Old Richard Echols third son was named James Echols [James David], a very large man, had a very singular mark in his features. He had one black eye and one blue eye. He married Elizabeth Palmer, widow of John Palmer of Richmond County, Virginia. Her maiden name was Elizabeth Milner [Elizabeth Elsote MILNER]. By her he had five sons, three daughters.
James David ECHOLS
Birth 1740 in Halifax County, Virginia
Death 9 Jul 1825 in Clarke County, Georgia, USA

Elizabeth Elsote MILNER
Birth 1742 in Richmond County, Virginia
Death 1789 in Halifax County, Virginia, USA
James David ECHOLS married Elizabeth Elsote MILNER on 16 Jul 1769 in Halifax County, Virginia; (Bride Listed As: Mrs. Elisabeth Palmer) and had the following children:
  • Abraham ECHOLS (may be a mis-transcription for Absalom)
  • Leah ECHOLS (1770-1854) m. Robert NORTH on Feb 1789 Unknown Place
  • Milner ECHOLS (1772-aft. 1850) m. Susannah SANSOM on 1790 in Louisa County, Virginia, USA
  • Mary ECHOLS (1774-1879) m. Rev Jeremiah REEVES Jr
  • Robert E ECHOLS (1774-????) m. Elizabeth DAVIS on 18 Mar 1800 in Wilkes County, Georgia, USA
  • Absalom ECHOLS (1775-1840) m. Nancy SANSOM
  • Elizabeth M ECHOLS (1782-????) m. Thomas M FAGG on 23 Oct 1817 in Clarke County, Georgia, USA
  • Samuel D ECHOLS (1784-????)
  • Rev Obediah Judson ECHOLS Sr (1785-1871) m. Elizabeth STRONG 29 Jun 1804 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia; m. Elizabeth A FLOURNOY 27 Mar 1808 in Putnam County, Georgia; m. Elizabeth DISMUKES 16 May 1813 in Putnam County, Georgia
Burials:
Nancy SANSOM Echols: Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Clarke, Georgia, USA
Rev Obediah Judson ECHOLS Sr: New Salem Cemetery, Carroll County, Mississippi, USA
Elizabeth DISMUKES Echols: New Salem Cemetery, Carroll County, Mississippi, USA
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Murder of Absalom Echols by Johnson Hammock
Columbus Enquirer Newspaper Article
16 Dec 1840, Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia, USA

Horrid Murder!!

500 dollars reward will be paid for the apprehension and delivery to the proper officers, of one Johnson Hammock, who on Tuesday last murdered Absalom Echols, at his residence in Macon county, Alabama. Said Hammock is five feet ten inches thigh; large, round, full and scared face, weighs about 180 pounds, a little round shouldered, little gouty in his feet, black hair and beard, with dark skin and keen black eyes; is very fond of drinking liquor, and while drinking often calls himself John, and brags much of his wealth in Texas and the United States, and often speaks of his town property in Mobile, and a check for fifteen hundred or two thousand dollars on the bank of Mobile. He is a carpenter by trade; is also fond of the lowest sort of gambling.

He had on a blue dress coat, with metal buttons, very thick on the breast; steel-mixed pantaloons, which fit very tight.

James W. Echols

Waverly Hall, Harris co. GA Dec 3

Columbus Enquirer December 16, 1840, p. 1
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His oldest son was Milner, who married Susannah Sansom, had ten children. Their first son was Samuel Dorril Echols [Samuel Dorrell], who married Betsy Wood [Elizabeth "Betsy" WOOD]. By her he had four sons and four daughters.
Milner ECHOLS
Birth 1772 in Halifax County, Virginia
Death
-aft. 1850 in Walton County, Georgia, USA

Susannah SANSOM
Birth 1768 in Louisa County, Virginia
Death 1860 in Walton County, Georgia, USA

Milner ECHOLS married Susannah SANSOM 1790 in Louisa County, Virginia and had the following children:

  • Leah ECHOLS (1791-1798)
  • Samuel Dorrell ECHOLS (1792-1869) m. Elizabeth WOOD 5 Jun 1808 in Clarke County, Georgia
  • James ECHOLS (1793-1798)
  • Richard ECHOLS (1795-1798)
  • Gen Robert Milner ECHOLS (1798-1847) m. Mary MELTON 8 Feb 1816 in Clarke County, Georgia
  • Thomas Jefferson ECHOLS (1801-1889) m. Mary Elizabeth HARPER 6 Feb 1821 in Clarke County, Georgia; m. Elizabeth HUFF 21 Sep 1848 in DeKalb County, Georgia
  • Martha ECHOLS (1803-1870) m. Joshua AMMONS 4 Mar 1824 in Clarke County, Georgia
  • Obediah ECHOLS (1804-1835) m. Hannah HOLDER 30 Jan 1827 in Clarke County, Georgia
  • William Sansom ECHOLS (1806-1882) m. Catherine HOLDER 18 Oct 1825 in Clarke County, Georgia (sister of Obediah's wife Hannah HOLDER)
  • Nancy ECHOLS (1812-????) m. Absalom Bonham ROSS 22 Apr 1828 in Clarke County, Georgia
Burials: 
Gen Robert Milner ECHOLS: Echols Family Cemetery, Windsor, Walton, Georgia, USA
Samuel Dorrell ECHOLS: Echols Cemetery, Yellowdirt, Heard, Georgia, USA
Elizabeth WOOD Echols: Echols Cemetery, Yellowdirt, Heard, Georgia, USA
Thomas Jefferson ECHOLS: Washburn Cemetery, Washburn, Sebastian, Arkansas, USA
Martha ECHOLS Ammons: Ammons Cemetery, Monroe, Walton, Georgia, USA
Joshua AMMONS: Ammons Cemetery, Monroe, Walton, Georgia, USA
William Sansom ECHOLS: Echols Cemetery, Powder Springs, Cobb, Georgia, USA
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A few words about the families that inter-married. John Echols married Frances FORMBY, she is the D/O Nicholas Gunn FORMBY & Sarah Ann AKIN. Frances's brother, Nathan Gunn FORMBY Sr, married John Echols' sister Tabitha A ECHOLS.

Since we are on the surname AKIN, we have Edward
AKIN married Rebecca ECHOLS. I still have not located his parents but here is more on the Akin inter-marriages - I assume he has to part of this same family. Sarah Ann AKIN is the D/O Thomas AKIN & Elizabeth GOODE. Thomas & Elizabeth had had another daughter, Jean AKIN, who married James FARMER. Two of the children of Jean AKIN & James FARMER, Sally & Marlin, married into the ECHOLS line. Sally married Moses ECHOLS (he was also married to Elizabeth "Betsy" TERRY - more on the TERRY'S below) and her brother Marlin married Elizabeth ECHOLS, the sister of Moses.

Now on to the surname TERRY. This one is/was a bit confusing. Here is what I've managed to put/piece together. Obediah ECHOLS married Elizabeth "Betsy" TERRY the D/O Joseph TERRY & Susannah BIBB. Another woman named Elizabeth "Betsy" TERRY,  that m. Moses ECHOLS, had a sister Anna TERRY that married Evans W ECHOLS who is the S/O
Joseph Moses ECHOLS & Elizabeth WYNNE. Elizabeth & Anna TERRY are sisters and the D's/O David TERRY & Elizabeth LUCK. The two Elizabeth "Betsy" TERRY girls are two different people and are cousins.

Let's move on to the surname WYNNE. Maj Joshua WYNNE married Mary Margaret JONES and had William M WYNNE Sr.. William Sr. married Mary Frances ECHOLS the D/O William ECHOLS I & Sarah TURNER. Thomas WYNNE Sr., the S/O William M WYNNE Sr & Martha Frances READ, married Mary ECHOLS, the D/O Richard E ECHOLS & Catherine "Caty" EVANS. The S/O Richard E ECHOLS & Catherine "Caty" EVANS,
Joseph Moses ECHOLS married Elizabeth WYNNE, the D/O William M WYNNE Sr. & Mary Frances ECHOLS. Mary ECHOLS, that married Thomas WYNNE Sr, parents Richard E ECHOLS & Catherine "Caty" EVANS, & Mary Frances ECHOLS, that married William M WYNNE Jr, parents William ECHOLS I & Sarah TURNER were brothers and S's/O John ECHOLS & Mary CAVE. The Echols girls were cousins.
While we're at it lets talk about the name IRVINE/IRVIN/IRWIN. These all seem to point to the same family members. It appears that initially Christopher used the spelling IRVINE (as shown at Early Colonial Virginia under Bedford County, VA) and his descendents dropped the "E" and used IRVIN. But, there are members of this part of the family that seems to have maintained a spelling of IRWIN as shown on some of the headstones [a son of Christopher and Prudence David IRWIN]. The two marriage records, or bonds actually, are handwritten and spell the name IRVIN. The marriage bonds are for Christopher & Louisa TUCKER.
Hopefully this will help clear up the relationships between these families and surname spelling variants.

2 comments:

  1. My name is Don Sanders of Columbus ,Ga. I am a descendant of Obadiah, James Walter, and James Walter (jr.?). My Great Grandmothers name is Emma Louise Echols McKoon. My Grandmothers name is Florence Louise McKoon Miles. I would be interested in contacting and meeting other descendants , atttending family reunions and discussing and learning more about my families heritage. Especially J W Echols the Elder. He sounds like a fascinating figure. my email is big_don_76543@yahoo.com. Thanks

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  2. I am related to William Day and Mary Polly Formby. They are my third great grandparents.
    Joyce Day Austin

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