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Descendants of Gamaliel Earle


Generation No. 2


2. CAPT. WILLIAM2 EARLE (GAMALIEL1)7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15 was born Abt. 1740 in Virginia, USA, and died January 1803 in Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA. He married ELIZABETH BENNETT16,17,18,19,20 1768 in Granville County, North Carolina, USA. She was born 1750 in Grainville County, North Carolina, USA, and died 1840 in Lincoln County, North Carolina, USA.

Notes for C
APT. WILLIAM EARLE:
Will of William Earle; Wills of Rutherford Co., North Carolina, Book B, page 15
      William Earle, planter. To son Nathaniel Earle, house where I now dwell at the S. Holy branch to back line, taking out of old tract until he has 100 acres next to the creek. Sons Pleasant & Elijah, other 200 acres (Pleasant to have his hundred acres where he now lives) To daughters Pressy Ledbetter, Lusey Earles, Margaret Earles, a negro named Cate. Two youngest Daughters [not named] 1 feather bed each. To three oldest Sons: Bennett, William & Joshua, 10 shillings each. To wife, Elizabeth, horses and balance of my estate.

Executor: son Nathan Earle
Witness: Robert Hardin, Martin Roberts, Jno. Roberts, William Earles.

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Information from James Earles:
      "Not sure what additional information you are looking for but the following is some of what I have written on the William Earle branch of the family:

My information indicates William Earle was the oldest son of Gamaliel & Martha Earle and was born about 1740, a few years after Gamaliel immigrated to Brunswick County in the Virginia Colony. The surname was clearly Earle upon arrival from England but is most often recorded as Earles or Earls and sometimes as Earl, Erle, Erls, Yearl, & Yearls. In the early 1740's the family moved across the Roanoke River to Granville County, NC but lived very near the boarder and over the years family members also owned land &, at various times, lived on the Virginia side.

William shows up on the Granville County, NC 1762 tax record as living with Gamaliel and, after the Bute County split from Granville in 1764, shows up on the 1766 & 1771 Bute county tax lists. He purchased 100 acres 13 Feb 1772 and was assigned 40 acres from Gamaliel 19 Aug 1772. On 12 Nov 1777 he sold the 100 acres and in Feb 1778 is one of those listed as taking the State Allegiance oath. William most likely was in the local Militia during the Revolutionary War but nothing has yet been found to indicate he served with an active military unit.

On 16 Mar 1778 William is listed as having land on both sides of Callier's road adjacent to the Granville County line. In 1779 Bute County became Warren County and William Earles is listed on the 1779 & 1781 tax lists. The 1781 tax list indicates William has left the county and in 1782 a William Earles pays taxes on 250 acres in Montgomery County, NC. The supposition that this is the same William is strengthened by Frederick, a younger son of Gamaliel, marrying in 1785 and immediately moving to Montgomery County where he shows up on the 786 census. In 1790 William is counted on the Montgomery County Salisbury District census but Frederick had moved to Rutherford County and is counted in the sixth company of the Morgan District. The connection between William & Frederick is further strengthened by the 1790 Rutherford County census showing John Roberts & Robert Harden living adjacent to Frederick, both of whom were witnesses to the William Earle 1803 Will.

It appears William had moved to near Frederick in Rutherford County by 1792 because 3 of his children (William Jr., Priscilla, & Bennet) married in 1792 & 1793 to families that were living in Rutherford County. Rutherford County land entry records for Jan & Mar 1796 show 300 acres were granted to William Earle "on a branch at the head of Hickory Creek on waters of the First Broad River." His 1803 Will says the homestead "begins at the Sholley Branch & runs up his Spring Branch," and he bequeathed 100 acres to each of his three youngest sons (Pleasant, Nathan, & Elijah).

Lincoln County records show William Jr. purchased land in the lower first Broad River basin on the waters of
Buffalo Creek. The 1800 census counts William, third son Joshua, & daughter Priscilla (Ledbetter) in Rutherford County and William Jr. & Bennet in Lincoln County.

William Earle died in Jan 1803 and his undated Will names six sons (William Jr., Bennet, Joshua, Pleasant,
Nathan & Elijah), three daughters (Priscilla, Lucy, & Margaret) & wife Elizabeth. Census data indicate there was a fourth daughter who died about 1802 and court records show Elijah died before April 1803. William left the 100 acre Rutherford County home farm (beginning at the Sholley Branch and running up Spring Branch) to Nathan and his other 200 acres to Pleasant & Elijah. William Jr., Bennet, & Joshua were left 10 shillings each. Elizabeth remarried in 1805 and an 1807 court record indicates Lucy had died by that date and the remaining 8 children (6 sons + Priscilla Ledbetter & Margaret Hardin) & Elizabeth sold 100 acres (probably the parcel left to Elijah) to Charles Love in Jan 1807.



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APT. WILLIAM EARLE:
Occupation: Planter
     
Children of W
ILLIAM EARLE and ELIZABETH BENNETT are:
  i.   WILLIAM3 EARLE, JR.21,22,23,24,25,26, b. 1770, Bute County, North Carolina, USA; d. Abt. 1869, Van Buren County, Tennessee, USA; m. (1) SARA OWENS27; b. Abt. 1800, Lincoln County, North Carolina, USA; d. Unknown; m. (2) MARY, Abt. 1792, Salisbury District, Montgomery County, North Carolina, USA; b. Abt. 1774, North Carolina, USA; d. Abt. 1842, Lincoln County, North Carolina, USA.
8. ii.   BENNETT EARLE, b. 1772; d. Unknown.
  iii.   JOSHUA EARLE27,28,29,30, b. 1774; d. Unknown.
  iv.   PRISCILLA EARLE31,32,33,34, b. 1776; d. Unknown; m. LAYHORN LEDBETTER; d. Unknown.
  More About PRISCILLA EARLE:
Nickname: 1776, Pressy

  v.   LUCY EARLE35,36,37,38, b. 1777; d. Unknown.
  More About LUCY EARLE:
Nickname: 1777, Lusey Earles

  vi.   DAUGHTER EARLE39,40,41, b. 1778; d. Abt. 1802.
9. vii.   PLEASANT EARLS, b. 1780, Warren County, Tennessee, USA; d. December 1844, White County, Tennessee, USA.
10. viii.   NATHANIEL EARLE, b. 1782, Virginia, USA; d. 1865, North Carolina, USA.
  ix.   ELIJAH EARLE42,43,44,45, b. 1785, Salisbury District, North Carolina, USA; d. Bef. April 1803.
  x.   MARGARET EARLE46,47,48,49, b. 1788; d. Unknown; m. UNKNOWN HARDIN; d. Unknown.
  More About MARGARET EARLE:
Nickname: 1788, Margaret Earles

  xi.   REBECCA EARLE50, b. 1797; d. 1869; m. JOHN COLLINS50, July 27, 1815.


3. THOMAS2 EARLES (GAMALIEL1 EARLE)51,52 was born Abt. 1742 in Virginia, USA, and died September 1831 in Crocus, Adair County, Kentucky, USA. He married MARY POLLY UNKNOWN Abt. 1766 in Granville County, North Carolina, USA. She was born Abt. 1746 in Granville County, North Carolina, USA, and died Abt. 1834 in Crocus, Adair County, Kentucky, USA.
     
Children of T
HOMAS EARLES and MARY UNKNOWN are:
11. i.   NANCY - ANN3 EARLE, b. Abt. 1768, Granville County, North Carolina, USA; d. September 18, 1839, Taylor County, Kentucky, USA.
  ii.   JUDAH EARLE, b. Abt. 1771, Granville County, North Carolina, USA; d. 1841, Adair County, Kentucky, USA; m. MATTHEW BATES, August 11, 1792, Halifax County, Virginia, USA; d. Unknown.
  iii.   DAUGHTER EARLE, b. Abt. 1773, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, USA; d. Unknown.
  iv.   MARY EARLE, b. Abt. 1776, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, USA; d. Unknown.
12. v.   SARAH L. EARLE, b. Abt. 1779, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, USA; d. Aft. 1841, Adair County, Kentucky, USA.
13. vi.   ELIZABETH EARLES, b. Abt. 1782, Warren County, North Carolina, USA; d. Abt. 1845, Marion County, Kentucky, USA.
14. vii.   THOMAS EARLES II, b. Bet. 1785 - 1786, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, USA; d. Abt. 1866, Casey County, Kentucky, USA.
15. viii.   MEREDITH EARLES, b. Abt. 1788, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, USA; d. Abt. 1848, Adair County, Kentucky, USA.


4. ELISABETH2 EARLS (GAMALIEL1 EARLE) was born September 10, 1749 in Fishing Creek District, Granville County, North Carolina, USA, and died March 08, 1842 in Cove Creek, Ashe County, North Carolina, USA. She married (1) JESSE EARLS Abt. 1772 in Granville County, North Carolina, USA. He was born Abt. 1745 in Brunswick County, Virginia, USA, and died Unknown. She married (2) GEORGE SMITH June 08, 1775 in Granville County, North Carolina, USA. He was born March 11, 1746/47 in Culpepper County, Virginia, USA, and died April 30, 1838 in Ashe County, North Carolina, USA.

Notes for J
ESSE EARLS:
Jesse Earls was a cousin to wife, Elizabeth Earles.
     
Child of E
LISABETH EARLS and JESSE EARLS is:
16. i.   CHARLES3 EARLES, b. December 1773, North Carolina, USA; d. May 23, 1848, Lawrence County, Ohio, USA.


5. OBEDIAH - OBADIAH2 EARLES (GAMALIEL1 EARLE) was born Abt. 1755 in Fishing District, Granville County, North Carolina, USA, and died Abt. January 1831 in Warren County, North Carolina, USA. He married JOICE - JOYCE CUNNINGHAM October 21, 1782 in Warren County, North Carolina, USA. She was born 1760 in Granville County, North Carolina, USA, and died Abt. 1830 in possibly Warren County, North Carolina or Marlboro County, South Carolina, USA.

Notes for O
BEDIAH - OBADIAH EARLES:
The surname was clearly Earle upon arrival from England but is most often recorded as Earles or Earls and sometimes as Earl, Erle, Erls, Url, Urls, Yearl, & Yearls. For example, Warren County records for the 1782 marriage of Obediah & Joyce Cunningham show the name as Urls.

Notes from Joe W. Stout on Obediah Earle, son of Gamaliel Earle:     
He resided in Warren County, North Carolina, purchasing land in both the northern parts and also in the northern areas of South Carolina. His sons William and Samuel resided on these farms until William's death in 1824 and Samuel's departure for Tennessee in 1834.

Obediah, and wife Joice were parents of three sons and four daughters. Obediah owned slaves as did one of his son and his son-in-laws. The families farmed in Warren, Nash, and Franklin Counties. The name of the oldest daughter is not known but second daughter, Sally, married John Cunningham and they were parents of a son & 2 daughters. Oldest son John and his wife Burchett Daniel were parents of 3 sons and two daughters with his oldest being a doctor. The third daughter, Elizabeth married John Daniel, a widower with 6 children, they were parents of 2 sons & 7 daughters. The second son, William, moved to Marlboro County, SC to assist his aunt Sarah who settled there after her marriage to George McDaniel. In 1818 he married his cousin, Sarah McDaniel, and they were parents of three sons and a daughter before his death in 1829. Third son, Samuel, also moved to Marlboro County, SC and married there about 1818 then moved to Weakley County, TN about 1832. Samuel & Mary were parents of 3 sons & a daughter before he died in 1839. It is not known if youngest daughter, Mary, ever married. A number of Obediah's descendants served with the confederate army during the War Between the States. After the war one grandson (who used the Earl spelling) moved his family to Arkansas.
     
Children of O
BEDIAH EARLES and JOICE CUNNINGHAM are:
  i.   INFANT3 EARLES, b. Abt. 1783; d. Unknown.
17. ii.   SALLY SARAH EARLES, b. May 25, 1785, Warren County, North Carolina, USA; d. September 07, 1849, Stayton, Dickson County, Tennessee, USA.
18. iii.   JOHN MINTOR EARLES, b. Abt. 1787, Warren County, North Carolina, USA; d. March 1842, Nash County, North Carolina, USA.
19. iv.   ELIZABETH M. EARLES, b. Abt. 1789, Warren County, North Carolina, USA; d. January 1848, Warren County, North Carolina, USA.
20. v.   WILLIAM EARLS, b. Abt. 1790, Warren County, North Carolina, USA; d. February 1829, Marlboro County, South Carolina, USA.
21. vi.   SAMUEL WILLIAM EARLS, b. Abt. 1794, Warren County, Tennessee, USA; d. Abt. 1839, Weakley County, Tennessee, USA.
  vii.   MARY EARLES, b. Abt. 1796, Warren County, North Carolina, USA.
22. viii.   CHARLOTTE EARLES, b. Abt. 1795, Warren County, North Carolina, USA; d. Abt. 1887, Dickson County, Tennessee, USA.


6. SARAH2 EARLES (GAMALIEL1 EARLE) was born Abt. 1758 in Granville County, North Carolina, USA, and died Bet. 1798 - 1799 in Marlboro County, South Carolina, USA. She married GEORGE MCDANIEL September 08, 1779 in Granville County, North Carolina, USA. He was born Abt. 1755 in Granville County, North Carolina, USA, and died July 31, 1826 in Marlboro County, North Carolina, USA.
     
Children of S
ARAH EARLES and GEORGE MCDANIEL are:
23. i.   SARAH3 MCDANIEL, b. Abt. 1790, Marlboro County, South Carolina, USA; d. Abt. 1830, Warren County, North Carolina, USA.
24. ii.   FRED MCDANIEL, b. 1798, Marlboro County, South Carolina, USA; d. December 21, 1855.


7. FREDERICK2 EARLE (GAMALIEL1) was born Abt. 1760 in Fishing Creek District, Granville County, North Carolina, USA, and died Abt. 1820 in Roane County, Tennessee, USA. He married LUCY WEAVER November 10, 1785 in Warren County, North Carolina, USA. She was born Abt. 1765 in Granville County, North Carolina, USA, and died Abt. 1815 in Cumberland County, Kentucky, USA.

Notes for F
REDERICK EARLE:
The 1786 North Carolina census lists Frederick in Montgomery Co., NC, indicating he moved to be near his brother, William, immediately after his wedding.

The 1790 census counts Frederick Earls in the Morgan District of Rutherford County, NC, with two sons and a daughter.

In 1800 Federick is listed on the Capt. McDonald Company tax list of Jefferson County, TN.

Adair County Land Records show that on 07 May 1804 Frederick "Yearl" made proof for 200 ac on Casey's Fork of Crocus Creek and on 03 Dec 1804 for 200 ac on Harrods Fork of the Crocus. Adair County 1805 tax records show that on June 20, Frederick paid taxes on 100 ac on Harrods Fork plus 1 white male +21 and 2 white males +16.

In 1810 Frederick Earles is counted on the Cumberland County, KY census with 3 daughters and a son under 10, a son 10-16, a son 16-26, and Wyatt Earles with a wife & daughter living next to Frederick. The daughter born before 1790 apparently had also married before 1810.

The 1820 census count Wyatt Earles in Green County, KY, but Frederick and other members of the family were apparently on their way to Roane County, TN where sons Thomas married in 1821, John Archibald in 1822 and Elizabeth in 1824. The brothers traded off as bondsmen for their marriage licenses so Frederick Sr. may have died soon after making the trip to Roane County.

     
Children of F
REDERICK EARLE and LUCY WEAVER are:
25. i.   FREDERICK3 EARLS, JR., b. 1788, Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA; d. Abt. 1840, Jasper, Roane County, Tennessee, USA.
26. ii.   WYATT EARLS, b. Abt. 1786, Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA; d. Abt. 1855, Marion County, Arkansas, USA.
  iii.   DAUGHTER EARLS, b. Abt. 1790, Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA; d. Unknown.
  iv.   THOMAS EARLS, b. Abt. 1798; d. Unknown; m. SALLY BLACKWELL, July 12, 1821, Roane County, Tennessee, USA; d. Unknown.
27. v.   JOHN ARCHIBALD EARLS, b. Abt. 1800, Jefferson County, Tennessee, USA; d. Abt. 1844, Green County, Missouri, USA.
  vi.   CANDIS EARLS, b. Abt. 1802; d. Unknown; m. WILLIAM HANKINS, August 02, 1823, Roane County, Tennessee, USA; d. Unknown.
  vii.   DAUGHTER EARLS, b. Abt. 1804, Cumberland County, Kentucky, USA; d. Unknown.
28. viii.   ELIZABETH EARLS, b. Abt. 1806, Cumberland County, Kentucky, USA; d. Unknown.


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