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Ancestors of Dixie Elizabeth STEELE


      196. Edward MOTT, born May 11, 1673; died Abt. 1735. He was the son of Nathaniel MOTT and Hannah NILES. He married 197. Penelope NILES December 09, 1695 in Block, Island, Rhode Island.

      197. Penelope NILES, born Abt. 1669; died Abt. 1750. She was the daughter of John NILES and Abigail ???.
     
Children of Edward MOTT and Penelope NILES are:
  i.   John MOTT
  ii.   Hannah MOTT, married John MOTT October 05, 1732.
  iii.   Sarah MOTT, married WILLIAM THORNE July 16, 1738.
  iv.   Samuel MOTT, married HANNAH KNOWLES.
  v.   Mercy MOTT, married John LEWIS.
  vi.   Patience MOTT, married NICHOLAS HOLWAY May 08, 1726.
  vii.   Abigail MOTT
  viii.   Phebe MOTT, married CYRUS RICHMOND March 27, 1734.
  98 ix.   Ebenezer MOTT, born Abt. 1714; died Bef. August 03, 1770 in Northampton Township (or Mt. Holly), Burlington, New Jersey; married (1) Elizabeth Southwick; married (2) Sarah COLLINS Bef. March 15, 1744/45.


      198. John William COLLINS, born June 28, 1679 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts; died October 20, 1755 in Charlestown, Rhode Island. He was the son of John COLLINS and Abigail JOHNSON. He married 199. Susannah DAGGETT January 13, 1704/05 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts.

      199. Susannah DAGGETT, born February 06, 1683/84 in Saco, Maine; died January 14, 1753 in Charlestown, Rhode Island. She was the daughter of William DAGGETT and Rebecca WORMSTALL.
     
Children of John COLLINS and Susannah DAGGETT are:
  i.   Samuel COLLINS, died August 18, 1753 in EGG HARBOR, RI.
  ii.   Hezekiah COLLINS, born August 18, 1707 in WESTERLY MM, RI; died October 10, 1775 in HOPKINTON, RI; married CATHERINE GIFFORD November 06, 1735 in WESTERLY, RI; born June 15, 1718; died May 13, 1801 in HOPKINTON, RI.
  99 iii.   Sarah COLLINS, born June 18, 1709 in Westerly MM, Rhode Island; married Ebenezer MOTT Bef. March 15, 1744/45.
  iv.   Jedediah COLLINS, born November 05, 1711 in WESTERLY MM, RI; married Hannah WORDEN August 13, 1736 in SOUTH KINGSTON, RI.
  v.   Lydia COLLINS, born 1714 in WESTERLY, RI; died November 20, 1809 in WATERFORD, CT; married WILLIAM GORTON 1736.
  vi.   John COLLINS, born March 21, 1715/16 in CHARLESTON, RI; died October 01, 1778 in HOPKINTON, RI; married MEHITABLE BOWEN March 15, 1743/44 in SOUTH KINGSTON, RI; born August 22, 1725 in REHOBOTH, MA.
  More About John COLLINS:
Fact 1: FRIENDS CEMETERY, HOPKINTON, RI



      224. Isaac SHARP, born 1712 in Palatinate of Germany; died 1783 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of [Unknown] SHARP and ???. He married 225. Margarette A. WEBBER Abt. 1734.

      225. Margarette A. WEBBER, born Abt. 1715.

More About Isaac SHARP:
Fact 1: Reference/ GENDEX 1056
     
Children of Isaac SHARP and Margarette WEBBER are:
  i.   Margaret SHARP, married George PRITZ.
  ii.   Veronica SHARP, married Jacob SETTER.
  iii.   Barbara SHARP, married Valentine KINTZER.
  iv.   Rebecca SHARP, died 1816 in KY.
  112 v.   Heinrich (Henry) SHARP, Sr., born May 04, 1735 in Germany; died 1814 in Harrison Township, Preble County, Ohio; married Barbara [Barbary] GRAVES 1759 in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
  vi.   Isaac SHARP, born 1740 in Probably East Hanover; died January 1782 in Orange County, North Carolina; married Maria Philopena GRAVES 1765; born August 15, 1751 in Philadelphia Township, Pennsylvania; died March 04, 1815 in Orange County, North Carolina.
  Notes for Isaac SHARP:
Will of Isaac Sharp, dated June 27, 1781, and probated February 1782. Will mentions sons John, Boston, Peter, Christian, and daughters Elizabeth and Philopena. John Sharp, Sr., was one of the executors of this will.

  Notes for Maria Philopena GRAVES:
Name found in the will of Isaac Sharp, dated June 27, 1781, and probated February 1782.

  vii.   John Joseph SHARP, Sr., born 1753 in Orange Co. NC ?; died January 20, 1830 in Anderson Co., TN; married Phyllis (Philopeni?) EFLAND 1778; born 1759 in Orange Co., NC; died 1841 in Anderson Co., TN.
  Marriage Notes for John SHARP and Phyllis EFLAND:
The date of marriage is unknown, but occurred soon after 1770. Date
of 1772 is estimated.
.



      226. Johann Sebastian GRAFF, born Abt. 1703 in German Platinate, S.W. Germany; died 1804 in Sharps Chapel, Union County, Tennessee. He married 227. Maria Magdalen ??? Abt. 1745 in Pennsylvania or Orange County, North Carolina.

      227. Maria Magdalen ???, born 1705 in Germany; died WFT Est. 1752-1816 in Union County, Tennessee.

Notes for Johann Sebastian GRAFF:
John Graves (1) is believed to have been born about 1703 in the German Palatinate. William Carroll Graves, a greatgrandson of John, in a genealogical outline written in 1870, says that John died in 1804 at the age of 101.

Although the date of his arrival in America is uncertain, it was probably 1730. According to Roy Stockwell, the following record is from Pennsylvania Colonial Records, vol. 3, p. 386: "At the courthouse in Philadelphia, Sept. 5, 1730, a list was presented of the names of forty-six Palatines who, with their families making in all 130 persons, were imported here in the ship Alexander and Ann, William Clymer, master, from Rotterdam, but last in Deal." In this list of Palatine families on the ship appears the name of Johann Sebastian Graff. It is probable that this is the man whose name is recorded as John Graff, the father of Jacob and Sebastian Graff, born in Berks Co., Pa., in 1746 and 1747. This may explain the origin of the name Boston, the anglicized form of the name Sebastian, which "Old John" gave to one of his children. The family name was probably not changed from Graff to Graves until the family moved to North Carolina. The earlier birth records establish that the family likely resided in Berks County, Pennsylvania before moving to North Carolina, and the name "Graff" did not appear in records before the family resided in North Carolina.

In what is now Alamance Co., but until 1848 was Orange Co., N.C., was a settlement of Pennsylvania Dutch. The prevailing sect was the German Reformed Church, and services continued in German until about 1800. On Stinking Quarter Creek, not far from the present Burlington, N.C., was the Graves Church about where "Old John of Stinking Quarter" lived. In the 1750's many "Pennsylvania Dutch" migrated to western North Carolina. Old John moved there prior to 1757 (presumably from Berks Co., Pa.), and settled on Stinking Quarter Creek, a branch of the Alamance. A deed dated 1764 in Orange County, North Carolina shows land purchased by "John Graves."

W. C. Graves says that John moved from North Carolina to East Tennessee when he was quite old. John's name appeared on the list of "Regulators" of the Alamance in 1768 (as "John Graves"), and also on the 1780 tax list for Orange County, North Carolina (also as "John Graves), so he had not removed to Tennessee before those dates. Records in Orange Co., N.C., show that John deeded some of his property in Orange Co. to his son Jacob on Nov. 22, 1799, so it is probable he moved to Tenn. about 1800. He lived in Tenn. with his grandson John (son of Jacob). He died on his grandson's farm and was buried on Dr. A. H. Longmire's farm near an old (and now defunct) Presbyterian church in Big Valley, Claiborne County, Tennessee. His grave was relocated 14 May 1935 due to the building of the Norris Dam by the T.V.A.

The name of John's wife is unknown. The list of arrivals contains nothing to indicate whether he was married or had children prior to his arrival in America. It is believed that John had a large family, perhaps 17 children. According to Roy Stockwell, the names of only five are known, not necessarily born in the order shown. However, T. H. R. Neal also names William. (R-200, R-203) Additionally, there is some contention on the identify of the father of Barbara Graves. Some historians designate a person named "John Michael Graves" as the father of Barbara Graves. Other records indicate Barbara's father to be John Sebastian Graves. [See "Nicholas Gibbs and His Descendants 1733-1977"].



More About Johann Sebastian GRAFF:
Burial: 1804, New Loyston Tva Cemetery, Union County, TN
Fact 1: had at least 17 children
Nickname: Old John of Stinking Quarter
Occupation: Farmer

  Notes for Maria Magdalen ???:
Gendex 1773 notes: Eugene Sharp, Spokane, Washington, has record which shows the spouse of John Graves to be a "Katherine", unknown surname. Neither of these records have been proven. Possibly her maiden surname was "Coble".
     
Children of Johann GRAFF and Maria ??? are:
  113 i.   Barbara [Barbary] GRAVES, born 1743 in Greenwich Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania; died Bet. 1795 - 1805 in Union County, Tennessee; married Heinrich (Henry) SHARP, Sr. 1759 in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
  120 ii.   John Jacob ("Jacob Graff") GRAVES, born March 08, 1745/46 in Greenwich Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania; died April 10, 1820 in Alamance County, North Carolina; married Anna Dorothea [Dorothy] [Thorley/Turley] COBLE 1771 in Alamanche County, North Carolina.
  iii.   Boston (Sebastian) GRAVES, born October 01, 1747 in Greenwich Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania; died April 01, 1840 in Knox County, Tennessee; married Sarah EFLAND June 17, 1769 in Orange County, North Carolina; born 1751 in New Jersey; died December 28, 1842 in Knox County, Tennessee.
  More About Boston (Sebastian) GRAVES:
Fact 6: blacksmith290
Fact 11: served in American army, Rev. War290
Fact 13: Boston290
Occupation: Blacksmith

  iv.   Conrad GRAVES, born Abt. 1749 in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
  v.   Maria Philopena GRAVES, born August 15, 1751 in Philadelphia Township, Pennsylvania; died March 04, 1815 in Orange County, North Carolina; married Isaac SHARP 1765; born 1740 in Probably East Hanover; died January 1782 in Orange County, North Carolina.
  Notes for Maria Philopena GRAVES:
Name found in the will of Isaac Sharp, dated June 27, 1781, and probated February 1782.

  Notes for Isaac SHARP:
Will of Isaac Sharp, dated June 27, 1781, and probated February 1782. Will mentions sons John, Boston, Peter, Christian, and daughters Elizabeth and Philopena. John Sharp, Sr., was one of the executors of this will.

  vi.   Peter GRAVES, born July 13, 1753 in Greenwich Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania290; died November 13, 1794 in Sharps Chapel, Union County, Tennessee290; married Lucy [???] Abt. 1764 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.
  Notes for Peter GRAVES:
Peter Graves (5) was born in North Carolina, and died 13 Nov. 1794 at Sharps Chapel, Tenn. According to William H. Thomas (Roy Stockwell's book), "On Nov. 13, 1794, Indians killed and scalped Peter Graves near Sharp's Fort. While he was outside the Sharp's Station fort, the Indians lured him away with a turkey call, then shot him, wounding him. He ran into the woods and the Indians chopped him to death with a sword, leaving about 6 inches of the sword in his body. In December following, the fort was again assaulted, but Boston Graves, Henry Sharp, Conrad Sharp and Levi Hinds defended and drove off the foe, the other men of the settlement being at that time at Great Saltpeter Cove making gun powder in anticipation of another raid. Peter Graves was the first white man buried at Sharp's Fort."

Peter was married in North Carolina, but the name of his wife is not known. He was thought to have been married more than once, with his first marriage about 1754 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

  vii.   John GRAVES, born 1746 in Orange County, North Carolina; died 1844 in Morgan County, Indiana; married Maria [Mary] Elizabeth COBLE; born October 17, 1743 in Guilford County, North Carolina; died in North Carolina [?].
  Notes for John GRAVES:
John Graves moved to Indiana about 1820. He married and had six children.



      228. Johann Martin (Moser) MOSIER, born Abt. 1700; died 1740 in Goshenhoppen, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He married 229. Margaretta UNK.

      229. Margaretta UNK, born Unknown; died in PA ?.

Notes for Johann Martin (Moser) MOSIER:
A Martin Moeser(Moser) and Hans Adam Moesser(Moser), believed to be
brothers, arrived on ship James Goodwill, from Rotterdam. They were
Palatines, from Germany - cleared from the officers of the Customs on
15 Jun 1728 at Philadelphia. Martin settled in Montgomery county, PA.
Hans Adam settled near present-day Myerstown in Lebanon County, PA.
One of these brothers was probably the father of Frederick.

Administration papers were granted to this individual on Oct 6, 1744
and mention. among others, an oldest son, Frederick, who appears to
have been born earlier than 1730.

More About Johann Martin (Moser) MOSIER:
Immigration: June 15, 1728, Arrived in Philadelphia, PA on ship "James Goodwill" from Rotterdam
     
Children of Johann MOSIER and Margaretta UNK are:
  114 i.   Frederick (Moser) MOSIER, born Bef. 1730 in Berks County, Pennsylvania; died 1800 in Orange County, North Carolina; married Maria Barbara LUSER April 23, 1750 in New Hanover Lutheran Church, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
  ii.   Philip (Moser) MOSIER, born 1730 in Lebanon Co., PA; died in Unknown.


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