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Descendants of John Stewart

Generation No. 3


4. SAMUEL5 STEWART (DAVID4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, WALTER1) was born Bet. 1694 - 1710 in Delaware, and died 1770 in Rowan Co.,NC. He married LYDIA HARRISON in ?, daughter of ISAIAH HARRISON and ELIZABETH WRIGHT. She was born 1698 in ?, and died 1771 in Surrey Co.,NC.

Notes for S
AMUEL STEWART:
Samuel Stewart, born 1700, married Lydia Harrison. On Sept 1, 1748, a vendue of goods of Joseph Harrison was held at the house of Samuel Stewart by Jeremiah Harrison. On Sept 5, 1749, Samuel received a patent to 153 acres of land on the south fork of Linville Creek in Augusta County, Va. Samuel Stewart received a grant May 9, 1757, from Lord Cranville of 508 acres of land on the east (or south) side of the Yadkln River in Rowan (now Yadkin) County, N.J. Samuel and his family moved from Virginia and settled on this land, which after 1770 lay in Surry County, N.C. Samuel still owned the land in Virginia as Jeremiah Harrison and wife Catherine, in a deed Feb 17, 1761, in a deed to Samuel Semple, described their 19-acre tract at the great spring on the head of Linville Creek in Augusta County, as touching the corner of Samuel Stewart's land. Samuel and Lydia Stewart of North Carolina sold Aug 11, 1766 to Jacon Copelano for 25 pounds their 153 acres of land on Linville Creek. Samuel Stewart of Rowan County dated his will Aug 20, 1768, and it was witnessed by Preston Crawford, ElIzabeth Wlnscott, and 0. Harvey; the will was proved on Aug 4, 1770 in Rowan County. The executors were his sons David and Samiel. In the will Samuel gave all his moveable estate to his wife Lydia and left the tract of land on which he lived to his sons Joseph and Benjamin, to te equally divided. Lydia made her wIll on Jan 11, 1771, and it was proved at the November court, 1772, in Surry County. The witnesses were Christopher Stanton, Charles Hickerson, and Edward Hughes. She named as executors her sons, David and Samuel Stewart. She asked, "that out of my estate a title be obtained for a certain tract of land on the south side of the Yadkin River adjoining Benjamin Pettit's and James Carson's lands, and if such title can be obtained the same be sold and the value thereof be equally divided unto my beloved sons David, Samuel, John, and Joseph Stewart." She gave her son, Benjamin, "an iron pot now in his possession." I give unto my son Joseph's daughter Lydia a good heifer or a young cow." She gave her bed and furnishings to her grand-daughter Lydia, daughter of her son David. An inventory of her estate, made Feb 12, 1773, amounting to 135-6-10, was presented Feb 16, by David and Samuel Stewart.
This information taken from "The Stewart Clan Magazine" November 1938
            Children of Samuel Stewart and Lydia Harrison are:
            1.      DAVID STEWART, b. 1722, Virginia; d. 1807.
            2.      SAMUEL STEWART.
            3.      JOHN STEWART.
            4.      BENJAMIN STEWART.
            5.      JOSEPH STEWART.
            6.      ISAIAH STEWART.
. Samuel STEWART
1710 - BEF Nov 1780

BIRTH: 1710, Hempstead,Nassau,N.Y.
DEATH: BEF Nov 1780, Rowan/Yadkin Co.,North Carolina

Father: David STEWART
Mother: Mrs. David STEWART

Family 1 : Lydia HARRISON

MARRIAGE: ABT 1738, ,,North Carolina

#+David STEWART
# John J. STEWART
# Samuel STEWART
#+Joseph STEWART
# Isaiah STEWART
# Benjamin STEWART

] SOURCE: Research conducted by Dr. John Valentine. See letter at http://www.Stewartkin.com on the Stewart family written by Gilbert Stewart.

BIOGRAPHY: On the 9th of May 1757, Samuel purchased 508 acres of land on the East side of the Yadkin River in Rowan County, North Carolina. On August 10, 1762, he purchased
another 332 acres of land also located next to the Yadkin river. He's listed in the 1759, 1761, and 1768 tax lists of Rowan County. On August 11, 1766 Samuel sold his land of 153 acres
located in Augusta County, Virginia, to a Jacob Caplin for thirty pounds. This land was located on the South Fork of Linville's Creek, which was patented to Samuel on September 5,
1749. According to that deed, at that time Samuel was living in North Carolina
Research by Joyce Lindstrom.

WILL: In 1768 Samuel made a will (that was probated in 1770) which is as follows: In the name of God, Amen, I Samuel Stewart, being weak in body but in perfect mind and memory,
thanks be to God for it and knowing it is appointed fo all men once to die, do make and appoint this my Last Will and Testament. First, I commit my soul to almight God that gave it
and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian manner at the descretion of my Exectors. Item 1: I give and bequest all my movable estate to my well beloved wife LIDDY
STEWART, to use and dispose of at her own descretation.
Item 2: I give and bequest the tenement or tract of land I now live on to my so JOSEPH STEWART and to my son BENJAMIN STEWART, to be equally divided in quanity and
quality and I do constitute and appoint my son DAVID STEWART and my son SAMUEL STEWART, my Executors in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 20th day of
Aug 1768
In the same year that Samuel made the will, he passed away. On 11 January 1771, just three years later, Lydia made a will and as the records show, she undoubtedly died almost
immediately after making the will, because the death date and will date are shown on the record as the same day. This probably isn't the case, but certainly she didn't live long after she
made the will. Samuel had willed the specific property to his four older sons and so in Lydia's will she willed specifically to the other children, however, she did mention all the different
ones in the will.

BIRTH: The 1759, 1761, and 1768 tax lists of Rowan Co., North Carolina are use to determine the birth order of the children. The 1759 tax list records Samuel with his two adult sons,
David and John Stewart. The 1761 tax list records Samuel with his sons; David, John, Samuel, Joseph and Isaiah. The 1768 tax list records Samuel with David, John, Joseph, Isaiah and
Benjamin, the baby in the family. Researcher: Joyce Lindstrom.
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SAMUEL STEWART by: Gilbert Stewart and Georgina Stewart

Samuel (1710) lived with his family in three locations: Long Island, New Jersey, and Delaware. From there, he along with the
Harrison's moved to Augusta County, Virginia.

His wife's name was Lydia, and those who have done much research on it, particularly the Stewart Clan Magazine by Edson, has
assumed that Lydia was a member of the Harrison family. There has been much research done on the Harrison family to find if we
could locate a Lydia Harrison. However, we've never been able to find out for sure that her name was Harrison. Dr. Valentine found
all the Harrison's family names with the exception of Isaiah Harrison, and he couldn't find any of the children of Isaiah Harrison.
More research is needed to prove that Lydia was a Harrison and if she came from that family.

Samuel (1710), with his wife and other Stewart's as well as other Harrison's moved to Augusta County, Virginia. The records show
that on September 5, 1749, Samuel received a grant of land and lived on this property for some time. The genealogist, Dr. Valentine,
because of his extensive knowledge of the migration of those people and the settling of the different areas, says that undoubtedly
Samuel lived on this property for at least 10 years prior to receiving it as his own. And so, if that's the case, he moved into Augusta
County, Virginia in the late 1730's or early 1740's and lived there for some time.

(On the 9th of May 1757, Samuel purchased 508 acres of land on the East side of the Yadkin River in Rowan County, North
Carolina. On August 10, 1762, he purchased another 332 acres of land also located next to the Yadkin river. He’s listed in
the 1759, 1761, and 1768 tax lists of Rowan County. On August 11, 1766 Samuel sold his land of 153 acres located in
Augusta County, Virginia, to a Jacob Caplin for thirty pounds. This land was located on the South Fork of Linville’s
Creek, which was patented to Samuel on September 5, 1749. According to that deed, at that time Samuel was living in
North Carolina. Research by Joyce Lindstrom.)

In 1766 Samuel sold this property in Augusta Co., Virginia, to a David Copeland. Previous to this time, however, he had received a
grant of land in North Carolina, in 1762. It was bounded on one side by property owned by his son David, who was a very young
man and probably he had gone to N. C. ahead of other members of the family and had taken up a tract of land. On the other side of
his property that Samuel had received was the Yadkin River. We don't know when Samuel went to North Carolina but we would
assume that he was there when he received the property in 1762. So during that period of time he owned property in North Carolina
as well as that in Augusta County, Virginia, which he sold in 1766.

In 1768 Samuel made a will (that was probated in 1770) which is as follows:

In the name of God, Amen, I Samuel Stewart, being weak in body but in perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God for it and
knowing it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and appoint this my Last Will and Testament. First, I commit my soul to
almighty God that gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian manner at the discretion of my Executors.

Item 1: I give and bequest all my movable estate to my well beloved wife LIDDY STEWART, to use and dispose of at her own
discretion.

Item 2: I give and bequest the tenement or tract of land I now live on to my son JOSEPH STEWART and to my son BENJAMIN
STEWART, to be equally divided in quanity and quality and I do constitute and appoint my son DAVID STEWART and my son
SAMUEL STEWART, my Executors in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 20th day of Aug 1768.

In the same year that Samuel made the will, he passed away. On 11 January 1771, just three years later, Lydia made a will and as the
records show, she undoubtedly died almost immediately after making the will, because the death date and will date are shown on the
record as the same day. This probably isn't the case, but certainly she didn't live long after she made the will. Samuel had willed the
specific property to his four older sons and so in Lydia's will she willed specifically to the other children, however, she did mention
all the different ones in the will which is as follows:

"In the name of God, Amen. I, Lydia Stewart of Rowan County in North Carolina, being weak of body, but of perfect mind and
memory, thanks be given unto God, do dispose of my worldly estate as follows: I will that out of my estate, a list to be obtained for a
certain tract of land on the south side of the Yadkin River, adjoining Benjamin and James Herson's land, and if such title can be
obtained, to be sold and the sales thereof to be equally divided unto my beloved sons, David, Samuel, John, Joseph, and Isaiah
Stewart.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my granddaughter, Lydia, the daughter of my son David, my bed and furniture there unto belonging.

Item: I give unto my son DAVID, my bed and furniture thereunto belonging.

Item: I give unto my son Benjamin an iron pot now in his possession.

Item: I give unto my son Joseph's daughter, Lydia, a heifer or a young cow.

Item: I bequeath unto my beloved sons, David, Samuel, Isaiah and John Stewart, all the rest of my estate to be equally divided
amongst them, and their heirs. I do nominate and appoint my sons David Stewart and Samuel Stewart executors of this, my last will
and testament, Ratifying, allowing, and confirming this to be my Last Will and Testament and do utterly disannul all former wills by
me made in testimony whereof I set my hand and seal. January 11, 1771." (Please note that Lydia Stewart made out her will stating
she lived in Rowan County, North Carolina. Actually Surry Co, North Carolina was created from Rowan Co. in 1770.)

Others undoubtedly leased the property that had been willed for a few years after, because in 1774, Samuel Stewart sold that part of
the property that belonged to him and then in 1779 Benjamin and Joseph Stewart sold the property that they had received in their
inheritance to Edward Brooks. Now we don't know how long after they sold their property before they started the migration into
Tennessee, but possibly in a very short while. We've always thought that they went directly to Overton County, Tennessee from
North Carolina, and when I suggested this to Dr. Valentine, he said, "No, this wouldn't have been possible because at this early date,
Overton County, Tennessee had not as yet been settled." (Overton was made a county in 1806). He said the migration into Tennessee
started just over through the Cumberland Gap into eastern Tennessee and then slowly moved on through the territory. We found out
as we did further research that the Stewart's did own property in many places in the state, prior to getting in Overton County. They
would get property and prove up on it and then move on. Of course, a lot of the areas at that time would be under one county and
then a few years later, that county would be divided into many other counties. What I'm trying to say is that the property he had in
Overton County, Tenn., may have been in several counties prior to it being cut off into what is now Overton County, Tenn. But
they did own property in Green County and White County and other counties that they moved through as they moved from the east
to the west.

. Samuel STEWART by: Joyce Lindstrom and Dr. John Valentine
1710 - BEF Nov 1780

BIRTH: 1710, Hempstead,Nassau,N.Y.
DEATH: BEF Nov 1780, Rowan/Yadkin Co.,North Carolina

Father: David STEWART
Mother: Mrs. David STEWART

Family 1 : Lydia HARRISON

MARRIAGE: ABT 1738, ,,North Carolina

1.+David STEWART
2. John J. STEWART
3. Samuel STEWART
4.+Joseph STEWART
5. Isaiah STEWART
6. Benjamin STEWART

] SOURCE: Research conducted by Dr. John Valentine. See letter at http://www.Stewartkin.com on the Stewart family written
by Gilbert Stewart.

BIOGRAPHY: On the 9th of May 1757, Samuel purchased 508 acres of land on the East side of the Yadkin River in Rowan County,
North Carolina. On August 10, 1762, he purchased another 332 acres of land also located next to the Yadkin river. He's listed in the
1759, 1761, and 1768 tax lists of Rowan County. On August 11, 1766 Samuel sold his land of 153 acres located in Augusta County,
Virginia, to a Jacob Caplin for thirty pounds. This land was located on the South Fork of Linville's Creek, which was patented to
Samuel on September 5, 1749. According to that deed, at that time Samuel was living in North Carolina
Research by Joyce Lindstrom.

WILL: In 1768 Samuel made a will (that was probated in 1770) which is as follows: In the name of God, Amen, I Samuel Stewart,
being weak in body but in perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God for it and knowing it is appointed fo all men once to die, do
make and appoint this my Last Will and Testament. First, I commit my soul to almight God that gave it and my body to the earth to
be buried in a decent Christian manner at the descretion of my Exectors. Item 1: I give and bequest all my movable estate to my well
beloved wife LIDDY STEWART, to use and dispose of at her own descretation.
Item 2: I give and bequest the tenement or tract of land I now live on to my so JOSEPH STEWART and to my son BENJAMIN
STEWART, to be equally divided in quanity and quality and I do constitute and appoint my son DAVID STEWART and my son
SAMUEL STEWART, my Executors in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 20th day of Aug 1768
In the same year that Samuel made the will, he passed away. On 11 January 1771, just three years later, Lydia made a will and as the
records show, she undoubtedly died almost immediately after making the will, because the death date and will date are shown on the
record as the same day. This probably isn't the case, but certainly she didn't live long after she made the will. Samuel had willed the
specific property to his four older sons and so in Lydia's will she willed specifically to the other children, however, she did mention
all the different ones in the will.

BIRTH: The 1759, 1761, and 1768 tax lists of Rowan Co., North Carolina are use to determine the birth order of the children. The
1759 tax list records Samuel with his two adult sons, David and John Stewart. The 1761 tax list records Samuel with his sons;
David, John, Samuel, Joseph and Isaiah. The 1768 tax list records Samuel with David, John, Joseph, Isaiah and Benjamin, the baby
in the family. Researcher: Joyce Lindstrom.

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Notes for L
YDIA HARRISON:
Lydia HARRISON

ABT 1713 - 1771

BIRTH: ABT 1713, Oyster Bay,Nassau,New York
DEATH: 1771, ,Yadkin,North Carolina
AFN: BSNC-LN

Father: Isaiah HARRISON
Mother: Elizabeth WRIGHT

Family 1 : Samuel STEWART

MARRIAGE: ABT 1738, ,,North Carolina

#+David STEWART
# John J. STEWART
# Samuel STEWART
#+Joseph STEWART
# Isaiah STEWART
# Benjamin STEWART


_Thomas HARRISON ____+

_Isaiah HARRISON __|

| |_Catharine BRADSHAW _+

|--Lydia HARRISON

| _Gideon WRIGHT ______+

|_Elizabeth WRIGHT _|

|_Elizabeth TOWNSEND _+


SURNAME: For generations the surname of Samuel Stewart's wife, Lydia, has been assumed to be Harrison. The Harrison family of Sussex Co., Delaware definitely moved to
and settled in Augusta Co., Virginia. Since there was an Isaiah Harrison and Samuel and Lydia named a son, Isaiah, many people have assumed tha Lydia's maiden surname was Harrison.
But there's no proof concerning this, except that she named a son, Isaiah. Researcher: Joyce Lindstrom.

WILL: In the same year that Samuel made out his will, he passed away. On 11 January 1771, just three years later, Lydia made a will and as the records show she undoubtedly died almost
immediately after making the will, because the death date and will date are shown on the record as the same day. This probably isn't the case, but certainly she didn't live long after she
made the will. Samuel had willed the specific property to his four older sons and so in Lydia's will she willed specifically to the other children, however, she did mention all the different
ones in the will which is as follows:
"In the name of God, Amen. I, Lydia Stewart of Rowan County in North Carolina, being weak of body, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God, do dispose of my
worldly estate as follows: I will that out of my estate, a list to be obtained for a certain tract of land on the south side of the Yadkin River, adjoining Benjamin and James Herson's land,
and if such title can be obtained, to be sold and the sales thereof to be equally divided unto my beloved sons, David, Samuel, John, Joseph, and Isaiah Stewart.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my granddaughter, Lydia, the daughter of my son David, my bed and furniture there unto belonging.
Item: I give unto my son DAVID, my bed and furniture thereunto belonging. Item: I give unto my son Benjamin an iron pot now in his possession.
Item: I give unto my son Joseph's daughter, Lydia, a heifer or a young cow.
Item: I bequeath unto my beloved sons, David, Samuel, Isaiah and John Stewart, all the rest of my estate to be equally divided amongst them, and their heirs. I do nominate and appoint
my sons David Stewart and Samuel Stewart executors of this, my last will and testament, Ratifying, allowing, and confirming this to b my Last Will and Testament and do utterly
disannul all former wills by me made in testimony whereof I set my hand and seal. January 11, 1771." (Please note that Lydia Stewart made out her will stating she lived in Rowan
County, North Carolina. Actually Surry Co, North Carolina was created from Rowan Co. in 1770.)

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Children of S
AMUEL STEWART and LYDIA HARRISON are:
5. i.   DAVID6 STEWART, b. 1725, Kentucky; d. Stokes County, North Carolina.
6. ii.   JOSEPH STEWART, b. 1748, Kentucky.
  iii.   SAMUEL STEWART, b. 1727.
7. iv.   JOHN STEWART, b. Bet. 1736 - 1744, Augusta County, Virginia; d. 1770, Kentucky.
  v.   ISAIAH STEWART, b. 1742, Augusta County, Virginia; m. MARY COE, May 01, 1764, Rowan County, North Carolina.
  vi.   BENJAMIN STEWART, b. 1750, Kentucky.
  Notes for BENJAMIN STEWART:
Benjamin STEWART

ABT 1745 - 1841

BIRTH: ABT 1745, ,Augusta,Virginia
DEATH: 1841

Father: Samuel STEWART
Mother: Lydia HARRISON

Family 1 : Elizabeth WINSCOTT

MARRIAGE: 16 Aug 1769

NOTES: Benjamin Stewart sold his land 30 Aug 1779 in Surry County, North Carolina prior to moving to Washington County, Tennessee, where he's listed on the 1781 tax
list. Researcher: Joyce Lindstrom.

!MARRIAGE: Source Rowan Co., North Carolina Marriages. Researcher: Joyce Lindstrom.

BIRTH: The 1759, 1761, and 1768 tax lists of Rowan Co., North Carolina are use to determine the birth order of the children. The 1759 tax list records Samuel with his two adult sons,
David and John Stewart. The 1761 tax list records Samuel with his sons; David, John, Samuel, Joseph and Isaiah. The 1768 tax list records Samuel with David, John, Joseph, Isaiah and
Benjamin, the baby in the family. Researcher: Joyce Lindstrom.

!MARRIAGE: Source Rowan Co., North Carolina Marriages. Researcher: Joyce Lindstrom.

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