Research I have been researching the Gause family since 1996. Along the way, I have found many new "cousins." I would like to thank each and every one of them, as well as, the persons who were not related, but willing to help just the same. Genealogical research is hard work, but very gratifying. It is a thrill to finally break through a barrier or "brick wall" that you thought you would never break through.
In this report, the format that I chose to use is explained here:
1. When you see a name in red, that means that this ancestor is directly related to us (Robert Lloyd Family).
2. The asterisk and number signify what generation that person is from the main ancestor.
Example: *6 Robert Lloyd Gause This would indicate that Robert is the 6th generation from William Gause, Sr., who would be Robert's great-great-great-grandfather.
I hope that you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed researching and putting it all together. I would like to point out that this is an ongoing project and more information will be constantly added to it. If you find any errors, please draw my attention to it so that it can be corrected.
William Gause, Sr. William Gause, Sr. was born around 1700-1710 in Virginia and died circa 1763 in Prince George Parish, South Carolina. William was one of the earliest settlers in what is now coastal Horry County, South Carolina, after the state became a royal province in 1729. According to Pre-Revolutionary Plats, Volume 2, William obtained grants to at least 400 acres of land in 1737 in what is now called the Windy Hill Beach area where he made his home as an innkeeper. A salt water inlet now known as "White Point Swash" was formerly known as "Gause's Inlet or Gause's Swash." According to Charleston County Misc. Records, Volume 78B, some years later, William purchased a plantation at Star Bluff on the Waccamaw River from Nathan Frink, including his livestock, plantation tools, and household furnishings, including 400 acres of land. The Frink and Gause families were closely entwined as several Gause children married into the Frink family. William Gause was the father of the Gause families found in the Shallotte and Lockwood's Folly areas of Brunswick County, North Carolina, after 1760. "Gause Landing" is off a secondary road paralleling U. S. Hwy. 17 in Brunswick County, lying on the inland waterway just opposite Ocean Isle Beach (formerly called "Gause Beach"). He married Ann Bryan and had six children:
* William Gause, Jr. (more will discussed regarding him later on)
* John Gause John Gause was born circa 1745 and died circa 1783 in South Carolina. John was a Revolutionary War Patriot. He married Susanna Frink (born 1748). Susanna is listed in the 1790 United States Census for Bladen County, Wilmington District, North Carolina. She is listed as having 1 Free White Male over the age of 16, 1 Free White Male under the age of 16, 2 Free White Females, and 19 Slaves. John and Susanna had six children: *2 Charles Gause *2 John Julius Gause John Julius Gause was born in 1774 and died in 1838. He served as a member of the North Carolina House of Commons (state legislature) from Brunswick County between 1825 and 1829. He married his first cousin, Elizabeth Bacot Gause (daughter of William Gause, Jr. and Elizabeth Bacot). After Elizabeth's death, he married Maria Theresa Bruard. After Maria's death on February 18, 1814, he married Emily R. Miller. He had eleven children between his three wives: *3 Elizabeth Gause
*3 Ann Marie Gause Ann Marie Gause was born in 1799 and died on September 18, 1837. She married her first cousin, William Willson (son of Martha Gause and Alexander John Wilson) on October 23, 1821. *3 Samuel S. Gause
*3 George Whitfield Gause
*3 John Peter Gause
*3 Julius L. Gause
*3 Jane Miller Gause
*3 Margaret L. Gause
*3 Frederick B. Gause
*3 Mariah J. B. Gause
*3 Julia E. Gause *3 James M. Gause
*3 Mariah T. Gause
*2 Elizabeth Gause *2 Needham Gause *2 Benjamin Gause (Sr.) *2 Charlotte Gause
* Needham Gause Needham Gause was born before 1733 in South Carolina and died after July 1, 1801 in Brunswick County, North Carolina. He is recorded as buying land in New Hanover County, North Carolina on August 19, 1763. Along with his brothers, he too served in the Revolutionary War. He is found in the 1790 United States Census for Brunswick County, North Carolina, as having 2 Free White Males over the age of 16, 4 Free White Males under the age of 16, 1 Free White Female , and 5 slaves. He married Hannah Frink. Needham and Hannah had five children: *2 Needham Gause, Jr.
*2 William Gause
*2 John Gause
*2 Elizabeth Gause
*2 Bryan Gause * Charles Gause Charles Gause was born circa 1746 in Prince George Parish, South Carolina. He died circa 1807 in Brunswick County, North Carolina. Charles also served in the Revolutionary War. He purchased 640 acres of land on Lockwood's Folly, Brunswick County, from his brother, William Gause, Jr. in 1773. Charles is found in the 1790 United States Census for Brunswick County, North Carolina, as having 1 Free White Male over the age of 16, 1 Free White Male under the age of 16, 4 Free White Females, and 15 slaves. Charles is given much credit for the founding of Smithville, now Southport, North Carolina. The name of his first wife is unknown. He married a second time to Eleanor Miller Leonard (who had a daughter, Elizabeth Leonard, by her first husband, Jacob Leonard). Charles had five children (it is not known as to who the mother of each child was): *2 Mary Gause
*2 Ann Gause
*2 Elizabeth Gause
*2 Sarah Gause
*2 Charles Gause, Jr.
* Benjamin A. Gause Benjamin A. Gause was born circa 1750. Benjamin is found in the 1790 United States Census for Brunswick County, North Carolina, as having 1 Free White Male over the age of 16, 2 Free White Males under the age of 16, 3 Free White Females, and 4 slaves. He, like his brothers, served in the Revolutionary War. He married Ann Frink.
* Bryant Gause
William Gause, Jr. William Gause, Jr. was born in 1745 in Craven County, South Carolina. He died on May 9, 1801 in Brunswick County, North Carolina. He is supposed to be buried in the Oakdale Cemetery in New Hanover County, North Carolina, according to Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Volume 2. However, no one has been able to find his grave.
William made his home at Gause's Landing, adjacent to the present day Ocean Isle Beach. It is said that he built a fine house that stood on a bluff, overlooking what then was a salt water creek but is now part of the Inland Waterway. It was part of a several thousand acre rice plantation. No trace of it remains today, as it was destroyed by a Yankee gunboat during the American Civil War. It is said that Gause Landing is where William and his descendants loaded their crops for shipment and received cargo from overseas. The ships came through one of the several inlets in that region. However, not far away is Brick Landing, and it is told that this was the place where Gause unloaded brick shipment from England for his house.
Evidence of his land ownership can be found: Colony of North Carolina, 1765-1775, Abstracts of Land Patents, Volume Two, page 181:
" William Gause received on April 9, 1770, 290 acres in Brunswick on the East side of Waccamaw, joining Edward Wingate, New Brittons old field, the Swamp side on New Brittons line, and Jennys Branch."
"William Gause received on April 9, 1770, 470 acres in Brunswick - being a tide Marsh between Jobs Inlet and Mad Inlet between Needham Gause, John Simmons, Gause's own land, Peter Allston, and Isaac Ludlan, joining the mouth of Spring Branch on Allstons Line, the Marsh side by Shelleys point, Gauses beach tract, the mouth of Morgans Creek, the beach, and the up land."
William served as a Private in the North Carolina Militia from Wilmington, North Carolina. He was wounded while in service during the Revolutionary War which resulted in the loss of a leg. William is listed in Ashe's expedition to Wilmington, North Carolina. The following paragraph is quoted from The Roster of Texas Daughters Revolutionary Ancestors, 1976, pg. 816:
"SERVICE: Private in the North Carolina Militia from Wilmington, North Carolina. He was wounded and lost a leg. He was a member of the Committee of Safety in July 1775. He was also a member of the Provincial Congress from Bladen County, N. C. William was also paymaster to the Militia in the Wilmington, N. C. District."
The following paragraph came from Heartening Heritage on a Carolina Crescent by J. M. M. Holden.
"Rebellion was spreading over Brunswick County. Field guns were sent from Wilmington for James Moore to erect a battery at Brunswick Town. Supplies were ordered for William Gause and the people at Lockwood's Folly."
From the Wilmington-New Hanover Safety Committee Minutes, 1774-1776, for Saturday, January 20, 1776, we find the following:
"On the Application of Wm. Gause & Others in behalf of themselves & the Inhabitants of Challottee [Shallotte] and Lockwoods folly setting forth their apprehensions of Danger from the people of Waggamaw and requesting of this Committee a small supply of powder to enable them to Act in their own defence in case they should be Attacked -
Ordered that 20 lbs of Gunpowder be supplied to Wm. Gause from the Stock of this Committee for the use of the Inhabitants of Lockwoods folly & Challottee when the said Gause apply's for the same."
The Colonial Records of North Carolina contain several references to William Gause, Jr. In Volume 12, Page 816: William was a member of the North Carolina House of Commons. The House journal, session beginning August 8, 1778, stated that "William Gause and Lewis Dupree, Esquires, were representing Brunswick County." In Volume 22, Page 36: Journal of Convention of 1789, Fayetteville, 3rd Monday in November says that William Gause was one of five representing Brunswick County. In Volume 22, Page 47, 48: William voted in favor of adoption of the United States Constitution. The vote carried 195 to 77. In Volume 13, Pages 375-376: March 5, 1778, states that William Gause, Justice of the Peace, and Needham Gause (William's son), a freeholder, were two of seven who constituted a court to try a slave, James, for murder of Henry Williams. James confessed and the court, "Ordered that the sheriff take the said Jimmy from hence to the place of execution where he shall be tyed to a stake and burnt alive."
The History of Brunswick County, North Carolina, by Lawrence Lee, gives numerous insights into the life of William Gause. In Chapter Nine, Government in a Free Land, William Gause and his brother, Needham, are listed among the first (19) justices for Brunswick County named by a 1776 Convention act. It was common practice for them to meet at the beginning of each year and choose five from among their number to hold court for that year.
General George Washington was apparently a good friend of William Gause's, for he paid William a visit on April 27, 1791. This visit is mentioned in The Diaries of George Washington, Volume VI, January 1790-December 1799:
"Wednesday 27th Breakfasted at Willm. Gause's a little out of the direct Road 14 Miles - crossed the boundary line between No. & South Carolina abt. half after 12 oclock which is 10 miles from Gauses. Dined at a private house (one Cochran's) about 2 miles farther and lodged at Mr. Vareens 14 Miles more and 2 Miles short of the long bay. To this house we were directed as a Tavern, but the proprietor of it either did not keep one, or would not acknowledge it. We therefore were en[ter]tained (& very kindly) without being able to make compensation."
A marker has been erected in North Carolina on Highway 17 between Shallotte and Grissettown commemorating the visit of General George Washington in the home of William Gause, Jr., during his Southern tour. The Gause family place was located at Gause's Landing, some four miles south of the site of the marker (The State Port Pilot, Southport, N.C., October 6, 1965).
The Gause family was also a friend of the famous Methodist minister, Bishop Francis Asbury. Bishop Asbury visited Brunswick County in March 1801 after a six-hundred-mile trip in "barrens, swamps, savannahs, rivers, and creeks in South Carolina." He wrote of his restful stay at Gause's Manor. On this visit to the area, he preached first at Gause's and at Shallotte meeting house. He again visited in 1802 when, upon arrival, found out that William Gause, Sr. had died.
We find William Gause, Jr. listed among numerous census records. They are, in chronological order:
St. Phillip's Parish, 1763, Head of Household Listing: "Gause, William"
Colonial America, 1607-1789 North Carolina Tax Lists:
"St. Phillip's Parish, Brunswick County 1769: Gawse, Wm. - 1 White Male, 3 Negro Men, and 4 Negro Women."
"St. Phillip's Parish, Brunswick County 1772: Gause, Wm. - 2 White Males, 7 Negro Men, and 5 Negro Women."
Brunswick County 1784: "Gause, Wm."
North Carolina 1790 Federal Census, Wilmington District, Bladen County:
"Name of Head of Family: Gause, William Free White Males of 16 years and upward, including heads of families: 2
Free White Males under 16 years: 3
Free White Females, including heads of families: 3
North Carolina 1800 Federal Census, Brunswick County:
"Head of family: Gause, Will Free White Males between 10-16 years: 1
Free White Males 45 years and older: 1
Free White Females 26-45 years: 1
William Gause, Jr. was married twice. His first wife was named Mary (last name unknown). They had four children:
*2 Sarah Gause Sarah Gause married Samuel Frink and had no children. *2 Needham Gause Needham Gause married Elizabeth Hankins, daughter of Dennis Hankins and had no children. He died about January 17, 1792 in Bladen County, North Carolina. *2 Mary Gause Mary Gause married Daniel Bellune and had four children: *3 Mary Bellune
*3 Sarah Bellune
*3 Elizabeth Bellune
*3 Michael Bellune *2 Samuel Gause Samuel Gause died in 1811. Samuel married Margaret Council of Bladen County and had seven children: *3 William James Gause William James Gause married his first cousin, Sarah Gause. *3 Mary Gause
*3 Sarah Gause
*3 Margaret Gause
*3 Hannah or Ann Gause
*3 Harriet Gause
*3 Samuel Cyrus
After Mary died, William married Elizabeth Bacot (born in 1746 in Prince George Parish, South Carolina, to Samuel Bacot and Rebecca Foissin; died in 1801 in Brunswick County, North Carolina). This was Elizabeth's second marriage. She was married first to John Smith on February 11, 1768 in St. George's Parish, Craven County, South Carolina. Elizabeth and William had: *2 William Bacot Gause (he will be discussed later)
*2 Elizabeth Bacot Gause Elizabeth Gause married her first cousin, John Julius Gause in 1798. (see paragraph written earlier regarding John and Elizabeth) *2 Martha Gause Martha Gause was born on October 17, 1780 and died in 1844. She married twice. Her first marriage on September 7, 1797 was to Alexander John Wilson of All Saints Parish, South Carolina. They had:
*3 Elizabeth Willson Elizabeth Willson was born on October 18, 1787 in North Carolina. She died on January 6, 1882 in Horry County, South Carolina. She married Josiah Cox on December 28, 1815 in Brunswick County, North Carolina. *3 William Alexander Willson William Willson was born in 1800 and died in 1879. He married his first cousin, Ann Marie Gause (daughter of John Julius and Elizabeth Bacot Gause) on October 23, 1821. Ann Marie died on September 18, 1837 at the age of 38 years. William and Ann Marie had: *4 Emeline Willson
*4 Julia Willson
*4 John J. Willson
After Alexander died, Martha married Joseph Tilley. They had no known children. *2 Peter Gause Peter Gause married Sarah Goodman on January 15, 1805 in Brunswick County, North Carolina. His father, William Gause, Jr. was the Bondsman.
William Bacot Gause William Bacot Gause was born on March 24, 1778 at the Gause Landing Plantation in Brunswick County, North Carolina. He died on April 7, 1860 at his residence in Southport, Brunswick County, at the age of 82 years.
William Bacot Gause is listed in The North Carolina Directory, 1822-23, as a local Methodist minister of the Brunswick Circuit. In 1859, Zoar, near Bolivia, was being served by C. C. Mercer, and William Gause helped in the general area (Heartening Heritage on a Carolina Crescent). Rev. Gause was possibly influenced to go into the ministry by his association with Bishop Francis Asbury who visited his father's home on several occasions. The church records of Southport show that he was a pastor there in 1859. After wandering around through Georgia, Louisiana, and other Southern states as a circuit Methodist minister, he came back to Brunswick County to spend his last days.
We find William Bacot Gause in the following census records:
1800 United States Census for Brunswick County, North Carolina William Gause (Head of Household)
1 Free White Male, Aged 16-26
1 Free White Female, Aged 16-26
1810 United States Census for Brunswick County, North Carolina William Gause (Head of Household)
1 Free White Male, Under 10
1 Free White Male, Aged 26-45
3 Free White Females, Under 10
1 Free White Female, Aged 26-45
1 Loom, 65 Cotton Cloth, 1 Spinning Wheel, 2 Unknown
1820 United States Census for Appling County, Georgia Wm. Gause (Head of Household)
1 Free White Male, Under 10
1 Free White Male, Aged 10-16
1 Free White Male, Aged 16-18
1 Free White Male, Aged 45 and over
1 Free White Female, Aged 10-16
1 Free White Female, Aged 45 and over
1840 United States Census for Brunswick County, North Carolina William Gause (Head of Household)
1 Free White Male, Under 5
3 Free White Males, Aged 10-15
1 Free White Male, Aged 60-70
1 Free White Female, Aged 30-40
0 Slaves listed
1850 United States Census for Brunswick County, North Carolina, Smithville District Gause, William (Head of Household), Aged 72M, Occupation: Farmer
Real Estate Value: $5,000
Piercy, Aged 45F, Wife
Emory, Aged 21M, Son, Occupation: Farmer
Francis, Aged 19F, Dtr.
Olin, Aged 13M, Son
Lucian, Aged 7M, Son
After William's death on April 7, 1860, his surviving wife, Piercy, and his family are listed in the following census record:
1860 United States Census for Brunswick County, North Carolina, Shallotte District Gause, Piercy, Aged 55F, Color: White, Occupation: Farmer, Real Estate Value: $7,000, Value of Personal Property: $29,105
Lucian A., Aged 17M, Color: White
Mary A., 18F, Color: White
Infant (not named), 5 Mos.F, Color: White
It would appear that this is Lucian Allston Gause and his wife, Mary, and their first child, George.
William Bacot Gause married twice. His first wife was Martha (or Elizabeth) Frink who died in 1828. Martha was born in 1776 to Thomas Frink and Elizabeth Hargrove. He and Martha had seven children: *3 Thomas Frink Gause Thomas Gause was born in 1805 in Horry County, South Carolina and died on November 1, 1868 in Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina. He was married three times. He first married Sarah Gause (daughter of Benjamin Gause, Sr. and Judith E. Jeffords Porter) on May 23, 1826 in Horry County, South Carolina. Sarah was born on April 24, 1806. They had ten children: *4 Thomas Summerfield Gause
*4 Mary Jeffords Gause Mary Gause was born about 1842 and died on September 13, 1843, from Diphtheria at 10 months of age. *4 Benjamin Gause Benjamin Gause was born about 1840 and died on September 11, 1843, from Diphtheria at 3 years of age. *4 Mary Durant Gause Mary Durant Gause was born about 1842 and died on September 13, 1843, from Diphtheria at 1 year of age. *4 Mary Martha Judith Gause Mary Martha Gause was born about 1838 and died on September 13, 1843, from Diphtheria at 5 years of age. *4 Sarah (Sallie) Gause
*4 Irwin Jeffords Gause Irwin Gause was born about Jan. 1830, and died on September 8, 1830, at 9 months of age. *4 William Drayton Gause William Gause was killed accidentally by the discharge of his gun on April 29, 1851, at the age of 19 years. *4 John Benjamin Gause John Benjamin Gause was born about 1843 and died on May 19, 1846 at 3 years of age. *4 Melvina Ann Gause
Thomas and Sarah Gause lived in Horry County, South Carolina for many years, but they moved to Wilmington, North Carolina between 1832-1837. Sarah died on July 24, 1844. After Sarah died, he married Margaret L. Robinson (born July 3, 1818 and died May 1865) on June 11, 1846. They had five children: *4 James Frank Gause He was born about 1886 and died on June 2, 1922 at 36 years of age in Wilmington, North Carolina.James is listed in the 1902 North Carolina, New Hanover County, Voter Registration. *4 Rosa Coddington Gause Rose was born about 1852 and died on January 15, 1855 at the age of 3 years. *4 Cyrus Smith Gause Cyrus was born about 1850 an died on December 14, 1853 at 3 years of age. *4 Peter W. Gause
After Margaret died, Thomas married Elizabeth (Betty) Betsy Ann Petit about 1865 and had no children.
*3 John William Gause John Gause was born on March 24, 1808 and married twice. His first marriage was to Lydia Russ (born August 8, 1811 and died January 5, 1851 in Slidell, Lousianna) on June 11, 1829 in Brunswick County, North Carolina. They had eight children: *4 Samuel Thomas Gause
*4 Amelia Francis Gause Amelia Gause married Napoleon Morse in Brunswick County, North Carolina on December 24, 1866. *4 Martha Emma Gause
*4 William Fletcher Gause
*4 Henry Clay Gause
*4 Jane Kimball Gause
*4 Alonzo Russ Gause
*4 Sarah Adeline Gause
After Lydia's death, John married Johanna Fredrica Van Hoom Kech and had one child: *4 Fredrick V. Gause
*3 Wesley Coke Asbury Daughtry Gause
Wesley Gause was born on March 8, 1815 and died on February 12, 1865 in the Prisoner of War Camp of Elmira, New York. He married Amelia Potter Russ (born March 1, 1814 to Semoronius Russ and Amelia Potter and died December 4, 1866 in New Orleans, Louisiana) on June 20, 1837 and had two children: *4 George Harrison Gause
*4 Thomas Albert Gause
*3 Elizabeth Gause Elizabeth Gause was born in 1817 and married a man by the name of Anderson.
*3 Samuel Peter Gause Samuel Gause was born on May 25, 1818 in North Carolina and died on February 5, 1875 at 56 years of age in Wilmington, North Carolina. He married Caroline Fergus on February 11, 1845. Caroline was born about 1825 and died on October 26, 1874 at 49 years of age in Wilmington, North Carolina. They had three children: *4 William Fergus Gause William Gause was born about 1851 and died on June 30, 1852 at 1 year of age. *4 Alice (Ella) Gause Alice Gause was born about 1850 in Wilmington, North Carolina, and died on April 2, 1876 in Wilmington at 26 years of age. She was unmarried. *4 Johnnie Gause Johnnie Gause was born about 1856 in Wilmington, North Carolina, and died on April 11, 1879 in Wilmington at 23 years of age. She was unmarried.
*3 William Fletcher Gause William Gause was born in 1820.
*3Benson Kennedy Gause Benson Gause was born on January 10, 1825. He died before September 1835.
After Martha died, William married Piercy Purefoy (born on August 23, 1804 in Georgia to William Purefoy and Mary Brothers; died on September 6, 1860 in Brunswick County at the age of 57 years) on November 29, 1827.
***An interesting note would be from a petition for division of slaves dated September term 1835 in Brunswick County, North Carolina, by Petitioners Thomas F. Gause, John W. Gause, Wesley C.A. D. Gause, and Samuel P. Gause, it is stated that on October 31, 1827 (before William's marriage to Piercy Purefoy) that their father had made a deed of gift of slaves to his sons and Benson Kennedy Gause was included. If one son should die before reaching maturity, then that son's part would be divided among the other sons. Benson Kennedy had died by September 1835 and Samuel P. Gause was still a minor. Samuel Frink was appointed guardian for Samuel P. Gause and the brothers received their shares of their deceased brother's slaves.***
William and Piercy had five children: *3 Emory (Emery) Purefoy Gause (he will be discussed later)
*3 Frances A. Gause Francis Gause was born on October 27, 1830 in Georgia. She married A.H. Steagall on May 31, 1854.
*3 MacCarroll Bangs Gause MacCarroll Gause was born on March 19, 1833. He died on October 18, 1900 in Texas. He served in the Confederate Army in Company G, 36th Regiment Infantry from North Carolina from September 8, 1862 until 1865. He was transferred from Company G to a regimental band on August 15, 1864. He married a Louisann J. (born about 1840 in Alabama) on May 11, 1854 in Russell County, Alabama.
*3 Olen (Olan) Bacot Gause Olen Gause was born on October 31, 1836 in Georgia. He died on November 29, 1876 in Terrell, Kaufman County, Texas. He served in the Confederate Army from 1862 until 1865. He was a member of Company A (Thomas Co. Dragoons) 20th Battalion Georgia Calvary. Olen was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge in Terrell. He married a Virginia A. (born about 1844 in North Carolina) on June 26, 1860 in Leon County, Florida.
*3 Lucian Allston Gause Lucian Gause was born on February 5, 1842 in Georgia. He died on January 16, 1901 in Texas. Lucian served in the Confederate Army as a Private under Captain John W. Galloway's Company, North Carolina Volunteers (Coast Guard). He enlisted on January 24, 1861 in Smithville, Brunswick County, North Carolina. He was enlisted until April 1865. He married a Mary A. (Mollie) (born about 1842 in South Carolina) on May 29, 1859 in Horry County, South Carolina. Mollie died on January 23, 1930 in Alto, Cherokee County, Texas. Lucian and Mollie had six children: *4 Nora Gause Nora Gause was born about 1860 in North Carolina. *4 George A. Gause
*4 William A. Gause William Gause was born about 1864 in North Carolina. *4 Sallie E. Gause Sallie Gause was born about 1865 in North Carolina. *4 Lucian H. Gause Lucian Gause was born about 1869 in North Carolina. *4 Jerry V. Gause Jerry Gause was born about 1873 in North Carolina. As a special note regarding Piercy Purefoy Gause, noted in the Marriage and Death Notice from the Southern Christian Advocate, September 27, 1860, is a quote from A. Purifoy:
"My sister, Mrs. Piercy Gause, widow of the late Rev. William Gause, died September 6, 1860, in Brunswick County, North Carolina, in the 57th year of her age...She embraced religion in Jasper County, Georgia, near our father's...at my residence on Little River, All Saints Parish, South Carolina. She married Bro. Gause in 1827...left four sons...her only daughter in Texas.
Emery (Emory) Purefoy Gause Emery (sometimes spelt "Emory") Gause was born on February 12, 1828 in Brunswick County, North Carolina. He died sometime between 1880 and 1900 in Texas. Emery is found in the following census records:
1860 United States Census for Brunswick County, North Carolina, Shallotte District Gause, Emery P., Aged 31MW, Occupation: Farmer, Real Estate Value: $5,990
Caroline, Aged 23FW, Wife
Lenora, Aged 7FW, Dtr.
Robert, Aged 3MW, Son
Mary, Aged 3FW, Dtr.
John W., Aged 1MW, Son
1880 United States Census for Red River County, Texas Gause, E. P., Aged 51WM, Head of Household, Occupation: Farmer
Caroline, Aged 43WF, Wife, Occupation: Keeping House
Henry C., Aged 15WM, Son, Occupation: Laborer
Josie E., Aged 15WF, Dtr., Occupation: Laborer
Olan B., Aged 12WM, Son, Occupation: Laborer
Billie V., Aged 8WF, Dtr., Occupation: At School
Fannie R., Aged 7WF, Dtr., Occupation: At School
Joe F., Aged 5WM, Son, Occupation: At School
John W., Aged 21 WM, Son, Occupation: Laborer
He married Caroline Narcissa Gardner (born in Barnsville, Georgia to Colonel Gardner and died sometime between 1880 and 1900 in Texas) on November 5, 1851 in Pike County Georgia. They had eleven children: *4 Leonora Alethea Gause Leonora Gause was born on November 23, 1852 in Corinth, Mississippi. She died on December 27, 1891 in Grayson, Texas. She married John Henry Hamman on April 14, 1870 in Corinth, Mississippi. John was born on August 10, 1839 in Valley Head, Alabama to Phillip H. Hamman, Jr. and Mary Ann Allen. He died on April 3, 1912 in New Boston, Bowie County, Texas. They had eleven children: *5 James Emory Hammonds James Hammonds was born on March 15, 1871 in Corinth, Mississippi. He died on December 27, 1891 in Naples, Texas. He married Tempie Carolina Smith on August 30, 1890.Tempie was born on January 20, 1876 in Illinois. She died on August 18, 1950 in Old Boston, Bowie County, Texas. *5 Lena Elizabeth Hammonds Lena Hammonds was born on August 17, 1873 in Corinth, Mississippi. She died on January 31, 1910 in Texas. She married Wince J. Perry.Wince was born on February 2, 1848 and died on November 8, 1925 in Texas. *5 Carrie Mae Hammonds Carrie Hammonds was born on May 1, 1875 in Corinth, Mississippi. She died on October 12, 1945. She married Ausker Smith (brother of Tempie Carolina Smith).Ausker was born on February 20, 1872 and died on October 24, 1914 in Carbondale, Texas. *5 Emily Josephine Hammonds Emily Hammonds was born on December 11, 1878 in Tyler, Smith County, Texas. She died on December 26, 1967 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. She married Jefferson Lycurgis Gaines on June 28, 1896 in Fannin County, Texas.Jefferson was born on February 20, 1875 and died on April 25, 1955 in Denison, Texas. *5 Virginia Mae Hamman Virginia Hamman was born on November 22, 1880 in New Boston, Bowie County, Texas. She died on December 1, 1934. She married Andrew Ephrim Brinkley in Grayson County, Texas, on July 8, 1896. Andrew was born on November 9, 1877 in Hopkins County, Texas. He died on August 7, 1956 in Weatherford, Texas. *5 George Hammonds George Hammonds was born on October 18, 1882. He died on June 4, 1883. *5 Terry Hammonds Terry Hammonds was born on October 18, 1882 (twin to George). He died on June 4, 1883. *5 Samuel M. (Sammie) Hammonds Samuel Hammonds was born on October 15, 1884 and died on March 12, 1907 in Denison, Texas. She married Billy Enochs. *5 Robert Terry Hammonds Robert Hammonds was born on November 3, 1886 in Van Alstyne, Texas. He died on June 24, 1964 in Smackover, Arkansas. He married Mattie Phemelis Jones. Mattie was born on August 4, 1891 in San Augustine County, Texas. She died in April 1978. *5 Mack Barnes Hammonds Mack Hammonds was born on August 19, 1888 in Texas. He died on November 15, 1935 in Maud, Bowie County, Texas. He married Willie Lee Scarborrough on March 25, 1907 in Bowie County, Texas. Willie was born on August 12, 1893 and died on April 3, 1991. *5 Joseph Zachariah Hammonds Joseph Hammonds was born on November 27, 1891 in Van Alstyne, Texas. He died on July 22, 1929 in Weatherford, Texas. He married Ida Warden on August 1, 1914 in Bowie County, Texas.
*4 Robert Emory Gause Robert Gause was born about 1855. He moved to Texas and married a Sophia and had: *5 Walter Gause Walter was born about 1877 in Mississippi. *5 Otis Gause Otis Gause was born about 1879 in Texas. He married and had: *6 Ralph Gause, M.D.
*4 Mary Gause Mary Gause was born about 1857. *4 John William Gause John Gause was born about 1859 in Georgia. *4 Martha Vorena Gause Martha Gause was born in 1861 and died in 1911. She married Nelson Bailey Hutchinson, Jr. in 1879.Nelson was the son of Nelson Bailey, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Bailey. They had eight children: *5 James Thomas Hutchinson, M.D. James Hutchinson was born in 1880 and died in 1957. He married Ione Moseley and had six children: *6 Benjamin Hutchinson, M.D. Benjamin Hutchinson married Louise Douglas. *6 Ruth Hutchinson Ruth Hutchinson married Frank Hudgins, M.D. *6 Thomas Nelson Hutchinson Thomas Hutchinson married Barbara Lunceford. *6 Robert Bailey Hutchinson, M.D. Robert Hutchinson married Ruby Black and had no children. *6 Nola Beatrice Hutchinson Nola Hutchinson married Irby Fires, M.D. and had no children. *6 Roma Vance Hutchinson Roma Hutchinson was born in 1886 and married Eggleston Strachan Shoaf. They had two children: *7 Anne Vorena Shoaf *7 Jacob Eggleston Shoaf
*6 Vida Roberta Hutchinson Vida Hutchinson married Elexis duPont Shoaf and had no children. *6 Elza Hutchinson Elza Hutchinson was born in 1896 and died in 1958. She married first, Gordon Hardy and had no children. She married second, Graf Hugo von Truchsas and had no children. *6 Leila Hutchinson Leila Hutchinson (twin to Elza) was born in 1896. She married Brodie Henry Ashby, Sr. in 1918. They had three children: *7 Geneva Ashby *7 Brodie Henry Ashby, Jr. *7 Robert Hutchinson Ashby *6 Vera Pauline Hutchinson Vera Hutchinson died young.
*4 Henry Clay Gause Henry Gause was born about 1868. *4 Oland (Olen) Brantley Gause (he will be discussed later) *4 Isabelle Gause
*4 Frances Gause Frances Gause was born about 1873. *4 Josephine Gause Josephine Gause was born about 1874. *4 James T. Gause James Gause was born on August 9, 1877. He married a cousin, Maggie Bramlett Smith, on January 26, 1897 and lived in Mississippi.Maggie was born on December 18, 1870 in Booneville, Mississippi to Fred Paige Smith and Mary Fralick. James' mother, Caroline Narcissa Gardner, and Maggie's grandmother, Mary Neal Gardner, were sisters. James and Maggie had five children: *5 Steve Taylor Smith Gause Steve Gause was born on December 3, 1897. *5 Una Gause Una Gause was born on January 3, 1901. *5 Eva Gause Eva Gause was born on January 31, 1903. *5 Mary Gause Mary Gause was born on April 27, 1905. *5 Reba Gause Reba was born on August 21, 1908.
Until about 1860, Emory Gause and his family lived on family lands in Brunswick County, North Carolina. Leaving Brunswick County, they went to Texas and settled at Whiterock in Red River County. Emery Gause is found in the 1860 Georgia Census for Barnesville, Pike County in the Slave Schedule.
We know that Emery moved his family to Texas around 1880 because they are found in the Red River County, Texas, Tax Roll for 1880. In this tax roll, he listed his property as the following:
* 1 carriage, buggy, or wagon Value: $ 5.00
* 1 horse or mule Value: $10.00
* 10 hogs Value: $ 5.00
* Misc. property Value: $26.00
Total Value: $46.00
He paid $2.96 in State and County Taxes. Also found listed in this same Tax Roll for the same area was Emery's brother, Lucian A. Gause.
Oland Brantley Gause Oland Brantley Gause (his name is spelt this way on his death certificate) was born on March 27, 1868 in Brunswick County, North Carolina. He died on April 17, 1937 in Henderson County, Texas. He married Lena Victoria Martin about 1897 in Kaufman, Kaufman County, Texas. Lena was born on May 25, 1878 in Arkansas to Pony Martin (born in Georgia). She died on April 2, 1931 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. Oland and Lena had five children: *5 Lawrence Gause Lawrence Gause was born about 1901 in Texas. *5 Robert Lloyd Gause
*5 Opal Gause
Opal Gause was born about 1908 in Texas. *5 Cuba Gause Cuba was born about 1909 in Texas. *5 Tincy Gause Tincy was born about 1911 in Texas.
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Francois Bacot Descendants
Francois Bacot was born in 1560 in Tours, Province of Touraine, France. He married Martha Daleu. They had one known child: *2 Pierre Bacot (Sr.)
Pierre Bacot, Sr. was born in 1597 in Tours, Province of Touraine, France. He married Jeanne Moreau on February 22, 1637 in France. They had fifteen children: *3 Pierre Bacot, Jr.
Pierre Bacot, Jr. was born on December 25, 1637 in Tours, Province of Touraine, France. He died on September 6, 1701 in Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina. He settled as a cotton planter on the west side of Ashley River near Charleston, South Carolina, in 1691. He married Jacquine (Menessier?) Mercier in June 1666 in Tours, Province of Touraine, France. Jacquine was born on April 4, 1649 in France to Abraham Menessier and Jacquine Phelypau. She died in October 1709 in Charleston, South Carolina. They had seven children: *4 Pierre Bacot Pierre Bacot was born on November 22, 1668 in Tours, France. He died on October 11, 1670. *4 Abraham Bacot Abraham Bacot was born on January 12, 1670 in Tours, France. *4 Peter (Pierre) Bacot (III)
Peter Bacot III was born about 1670 in La Rochelle, France. He married twice, the first time to Marianne Du Gue (daughter of Abraham Fleur de la Plaine). She died prior to 1716 with one child by her first marriage to Jacques Du Gue, Marianne Du Gue. She and Peter had no known children together. Peter then married Marie Peronneau in 1716. Marie was born envoyage (according to family accounts) to South Carolina in 1685 to Samuel Peronneau and Jeanne Collin. Marie died in 1778. They had four children: *5 Samuel Bacot, Sr.
Samuel Bacot, Sr. was born in 1716 and died about 1771 in the Darlington District of South Carolina. According to Huguenots of Colonial South Carolina by Arthur Henry Hirsch, Samuel Bacot, Sr. moved into the Darlington District, South Carolina, far into the back-country in 1769. The Bacot Family owned the Mars Bluff Plantation near Florence. There, with the assistance of a considerable amount of slaves, they grew cotton and other cash crops. Samuel married Rebecca Foissin on April 14, 1741 in Christ Church Parish, South Carolina. Rebecca was born to Elias (Elie) Foissin (a wealthy planter of Georgetown, South Carolina) and Louise Frisselle. She died about 1768 in Prince George Parish in South Carolina. They had five children: *6 Samuel Bacot, Jr. Samuel Bacot, Jr. was born in Charleston, South Carolina on March 3, 1745. He served as a Lieutenant of General Marion's South Carolina Rangers during the Revolutionary War. He was imprisoned at Camden on May 12, 1780, and while being removed to the "Black Hole" in Charleston, where the small-pox was raging, overcame the guard and escaped. Bishop Gregg in his History of the Old Cheraws relates several incidents in the life of Samuel during the war years. Samuel died in Darlington, South Carolina in 1795. Samuel married Sarah Margaret Allston on July 13, 1769. Sarah was born on December 1, 1748 to Peter Allston, Sr. and Sarah Bacot. Sarah died in 1797. and had six children: *7 Peter Hannabal Bacot *7 Maria Allston Bacot
*7 Cyrus Bacot
*7 Samuel Bacot III
*7 Rebecca Foissin Bacot
*7 Labon Bacot
*6 Elizabeth Bacot
Elizabeth Bacot was born about 1746 and died in 1801. Elizabeth married John Smith of Prince George's Parish, Craven County, South Carolina on February 11, 1768. After John's death, she marriedWilliam Gause, Jr.
*6 Mary Bacot
Mary Bacot was born in 1748 and died in 1795. She married Peter Allston on July 13, 1769. She was married in a double wedding ceremony with her brother Samuel and his wife in Darlington, South Carolina. They had four children: *7 Peter Allston
*7 Samuel Allston
*7 Sarah Jane Allston
*7 John Hays Allston
*6 Susannah Bacot Susannah Bacot was born prior to 1754. She married Edward Wingate, Jr. (son of Edward Wingate, Sr. of Prince George's Parish, Craven County, South Carolina). Edward died in 1798. They had two children: *7 William Bacot Wingate
*7 Elizabeth Wingate
*6 Peter Bacot Peter Bacot was born in 1754 and died on August 12, 1821, unmarried.
*5 Mary Bacot Mary Bacot was born in 1717 and died unmarried in 1806. *5 Elizabeth Bacot Elizabeth Bacot married in 1752, Charles DeWar who was a prominent merchant of Charleston. Elizabeth died in 1789. Elizabeth and Charles had six children: *6 Mary Dewar
*6 Robert Dewar
*6 Elizabeth Dewar
*6 Jane Dewar
*6 Ann Dewar *6 Sarah Dewar
*5 Peter Bacot, Jr. Peter Bacot, Jr. was born at Goose Creek in 1728. He emigrated to the States
from France by 1685. Land records show that Pierre, his father, received grants of land in 1696 and 1700, lands in part upon which now are located the grounds of Middleton Place, South Carolina. Huguenots had been settled at Goose Creek as early as 1680, and are thought to have had their own place of worship in this vicinity - a small church which had disappeared or had been swallowed up when the French lost their Huguenot ecclesiastical identity in 1706 to the Established Church. Probably Pierre and Jacquine were buried at the church site, as Peter Bacot, their son, is said to be buried near his father, either at Cherry Hill Plantation or at the Huguenot Chapel (Huguenots of Colonial South Carolina by Arthur Henry Hirsch).
He married Elizabeth Harramond (daughter of Henry Harramond and Elizabeth Muncrief) on November 11, 1764. Elizabeth was born on March 6, 1746 and died on September 19, 1799. Peter, Jr. left his father's lands and occupation to settle in Charleston as a junior partner in the mercantile business of his brother-in-law, Charles Dewar. He died on September 7, 1787, a highly respected citizen of Charleston. He and Elizabeth had: *6 Thomas Wright Bacot, Sr. Thomas Bacot, Sr. was baptized on August 19, 1765 and died on October 2, 1834. He was well-educated and highly respected in the community. He held the post of President of the Bank of South Carolina for many years. He was appointed Postmaster at Charleston by President George Washington in 1794, and served as such continuously until his death. He married Jane deSaussure (daughter of Henry deSaussure who died at the Seige of Savannah in the Revolutionary War) on March 6, 1788. They had twelve children: *7 Louis Bacot *7 Peter Bacot
*7 Jane Amelia deSaussure Bacot
*7 Henry William Bacot
*7 Thomas Wright Bacot, Jr.
*7 Daniel deSaussure Bacot
*7 Francis Augustine Bacot
*7 Elizabeth H. Bacot
*7 Mary D. Bacot After Jane's death, Thomas married Elizabeth Wainwright. They had two children: *7 Richard Wainwright Bacot
*7 Julianna Scott Bacot
*6 Peter Bacot III Peter Bacot III was born in 1766 and died young. *6 Elizabeth Henrietta Bacot Elizabeth Bacot was born in 1768 and died young. *6 Mary Bacot Mary (Maria) Bacot was born in 1770 and died in 1840. *6 Daniel Bacot Daniel Bacot was born in 1771 and died young. *6 Frances Bacot Frances Bacot was born in 1772 and married Joseph R. MacCay. *6 Hariette Bacot Hariette Bacot was born in 1773 and died in 1826. *6 William Locok (Loocock) Bacot William Bacot was born in 1775 and died young. *6 Elizabeth Beauford Bacot Elizabeth Bacot was born in 1776 and died young. *6 Henriette Bacot Henriette Bacot was born in 1777. *6 Henry Harramond Bacot Henry Bacot was born in 1780 and died in 1834. *6 Elizabeth Catherine Bacot Elizabeth Bacot was born in 1782 and died in 1824.
*4 Rene Bacot Rene Bacot was born on February 15, 1673 and died on August 21, 1677. *4 Daniel Bacot Daniel Bacot was born on September 30, 1674. He first emigrated to America, then to England. *4 David Bacot David Bacot was born on November 14, 1676 in Tours, France. He died in Tours in 1756. He married Magdeleine Villiers on February 17, 1711. They had four children: *5 David Bacot David Bacot was born in 1712 and died in 1712. *5 David Bacot David Bacot was born on July 31, 1713 and died in 1787. He married Anne du Moustier. *5 Pierre Bacot Pierre Bacot was born on September 3, 1714 and died in 1795. He married Renee-Catherine Barre. *5 Madeleine Bacot Madeleine Bacot was born on August 11, 1721. She married Pierre Bruere.
*4 Elizabeth Bacot Elizabeth Bacot was born in South Carolina after 1685 and before 1696. She married Jonas Bonhoste, Jr. (son of Jonas Bonhoste, Sr. and Catherine Allaire). They had one known child: *5 Elizabeth Bonhoste
*3 Essaye Bacot, Sr. Essaye Bacot, Sr. was born in Tours, France on January 30, 1639. He married Marguerite Baudoin (widow of Jean Baudoin) on January 12, 1670. Marguerite was born on August 14, 1644. They had seven children: *4 Essaye Bacot, Jr.
*4 Francoise Bacot
*4 Jeanne Bacot
*4 Gabrielle Bacot
*4 Marguerite Bacot
*4 Pierre Bacot
*4 Jean Bacot
*3 Jeanne Bacot Jeanne Bacot was born on February 19, 1640 in Tours, France. She married Hector Foucault on August 31, 1679. They had no children. *3 Marthe Bacot Marthe Bacot was born on September 1, 1641 in Tours, France. She married Rene Gilles on February 9, 1669. *3 Anne Bacot Anne Bacot was born on September 24, 1642 in Tours, France. *3 Francois Bacot Francois Bacot was born on May 3, 1644 in Tours, France. *3 Paul Bacot Paul Bacot was born on May 10, 1645 in Tours, France. *3 Jean-Christope Bacot Jean-Christophe Bacot was born on July 19, 1646 in Tours, France. *3 Etienne Bacot Etienne Bacot was born on January 6, 1648 in Tours, France. *3 Jean Bacot Jean Bacot was born on April 29, 1649 in Tours, France. *3 Daniel Bacot Daniel Bacot was born on August 10, 1651 in Tours, France. *3 Francoise Bacot Francoise Bacot was born on March 25, 1654 in Tours, France. *3 Francois Bacot Francois Bacot was born on April 5, 1656 in Tours, France. *3 Magdeleine Bacot Magdeleine Bacot was born on July 19, 1657 in Tours, France. *3 David Bacot David Bacot was born on March 9, 1659 in Tours, France. *3 Francois Bacot Francois Bacot was born on March 30, 1664 in Tours, France.
Foissin Line Nicholas Foissin (born in France, married Madeleine Poussin about 1599, and died about 1647) had: *2 Pierre Foissin, Sr.
Pierre Foissin, Sr. was born about 1600 in France. He married Esther Hauduroy about 1634. He died in 1686 in France. Esther was born in France to Louis Hauduroy and Genevieve Pariset and died about 1672 in France. Pierre and Esther had: *3 Pierre Foissin, Jr.
Pierre Foissin, Jr. was born on October 16, 1635 in Villiers-le-Bel, France. He married Marie Hardy on April 30, 1657 in Paris, France. He died on February 12, 1713 in Paris, France. Marie was the daughter of Pierre Hardy. She died on March 27, 1733 in Paris, France. Pierre and Marie had: *4 Elias (Elie) Foissin
Elias Foissin was born about 1670 in France. He married Louise Frisselle and died in 1739 in South Carolina. Louise was the daughter of Alexander Frisselle. Elias and Louise had: *5 Rebecca Foissin
Rebecca Foissin married Samuel Bacot and died about 1768. They are the parents of Elizabeth Bacot who married William Gause, Jr.
Frink Line The Gause and Frink families were linked thru the various marriages of their children. Our connection with the Frink family stems from William Bacot Gause marrying Martha Frink. The following is a genealogy of the Martha Frink family.
John Frink, Sr. married Mary Wood around 1635 in Ipswich, Massachusetts. They had one known child resulting from this union: *1 John Frink, Jr.
John Frink, Jr. was born on August 20, 1639 in Ipswich, Massachusetts. He married Grace Stevens (daughter of Henry Stevens and Elizabeth Gallup) about 1657 in Taunton, Massachusetts. He died on December 8, 1717. They had nine children: *2 Grace Frink
*2 Hannah Frink Hannah Frink married William Parke on December 3, 1684 in Preston, Connecticut. *2 Deborah Frink
*2 Samuel Frink
*2 Thomas Frink
*2 Judith Frink Judith Frink married Daniel Young on January 12, 1698 in New London, Connecticut. *2 John Frink, III John Frink, III was born on May 16, 1671 in Stonington, Connecticut. He died on March 2, 1717. He married Hannah Prentice (daughter of John Prentice and Hester Nichols) on February 15, 1693 in Stonington, Connecticut. They had ten children: *3 Benjamin Frink
*3 Esther Frink
*3 Hannah Frink
*3 John Frink
*3 Joseph Frink
*3 Mary Frink *3 Thankful Frink
*3 Thomas Frink
*3 William Frink *3 Zachariah Frink
*3 Nicholas Frink
Nicholas Frink was born on December 17, 1696 in New London, Stonington County, Connecticut. He died on July 8, 1749 in Little River, Horry County, South Carolina. He married Deborah Pendleton (daughter of Joseph Pendleton and Deborah Miner) on November 30, 1715 in New London. They had eight children: *4 Hannah Frink Hannah Frink was born in Craven District, Horry County, South Carolina. She married Needham Gause (son of William Gause, Sr.). *4 Nathan Frink Nathan Frink was born on October 12, 1716. He married twice, first to Ann Masters (daughter of Samuel Masters and Ann) and then to an Eleanor. *4 John Frink
John Frink was born on March 7, 1717 and died about 1761 in Horry District, South Carolina. He married Martha Masters (daughter of Samuel Masters and Ann) about 1740. They had six children: *5 Sarah Frink Sarah Frink married John Bellamy, Sr. about 1749. John was born about 1720 in the Georgetown District of South Carolina. They had two children: *6 John Dillard Bellamy, Sr. John Dillard Bellamy, Sr. was born on April 12, 1750 in Buck Creek, Georgetown District, South Carolina. He died in February 1826. He married twice, first to Sarah Frink and then to Elizabeth Vaught. *6 Abraham Bellamy Abraham Bellamy was born about 1752 in Buck Creek, Georgetown District, South Carolina. He died on March 28, 1828 in Monticello, Jefferson County, Florida. He married a Claramond.
*5 Ann Frink Ann Frink married Benjamin Gause (son of William Gause, Sr.) *5 John Frink
*5 Thomas Frink
Thomas Frink was born about 1742. He married Elizabeth Hargrove on December 26, 1769. Elizabeth was born on January 13, 1752. She died on October 7, 1817. They had four children: *6 John Frink John Frink was born about 1774. He died about 1806. He married Elizabeth Bellamy (daughter of Abraham Bellamy and Claramond), his first cousin. *6 Martha Frink
Martha Frink was born about 1776. She died about 1826. She married William Bacot Gause. *6 Samuel Frink Samuel Frink was born on September 1, 1786. He died on November 2, 1862. He married Elizabeth Bellune (daughter of Daniel Bellune and Mary Bossier) on July 16, 1807 in Brunswick County, North Carolina. Elizabeth was born on April 14, 1790. She died on September 20, 1843 in Brunswick County, North Carolina. They had twelve children: *7 Sarah Bellune Frink Sarah Bellune Frink was born on July 16, 1808 and died on February 16, 1829. She married Benjamin Gause, Jr. (son of Benjamin Gause, Sr. and Judith E. Jeffords Porter) on February 1, 1827. Benjamin was born on November 8, 1801 in Horry County, South Carolina. He died on March 4, 1860 in Marion District, South Carolina. He married twice more after Sarah's death: to Martha Ann Woodberry (1832) and Susan Edith Gregg (1859). Sarah and Benjamin had one child, Elizabeth Emma Sarah Bellune Gause (1829-1850) who married Thomas Jefferson Dozier. Benjamin and Susan had one child, Benjamin Gause, III. *7 Louisa Frink Louisa Frink was born on June 25, 1810. *7 Lorenzo Frink Lorenzo Frink was born on April 30, 1812. He died on October 14, 1889 in Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina. *7 Amanda Hargrove Frink Amanda Hargrove Frink was born on February 18, 1814. She died on February 26, 1839. *7 Theresa Jane Frink Theresa Jane Frink was born on July 12, 1815. She died about 1836. *7 Mary Elizabeth Frink Mary Elizabeth Frink was born on December 4, 1817. *7 Samuel Fletcher Frink Samuel Fletcher Frink was born on July 21, 1819. *7 Martha Rebecca Frink Martha Rebecca Frink was born on August 1, 1821. She died on August 19, 1826. *7 Robert Hargrove Frink Robert Hargrove Frink was born on October 21, 1823. He died on September 2, 1825. *7 Daniel Bellune Frink Daniel Bellune Frink was born on September 2, 1825. He died on August 23, 1826. *7 Lucian Orrin Frink Lucian Orrin Frink was born on September 23, 1827. He died on July 12, 1829. *7 Lenora Frink Lenora Frink was born on August 20, 1830. She died on November 9, 1848.
*6 Thomas Frink, Jr. Thomas Frink, Jr. was born before 1790 and died about 1809.
*5 Samuel Frink Samuel Frink was born about 1743. He died before 1795. He married Sarah Gause. *5 Susannah Frink Susannah Frink was born about 1748. She married John Gause (son of William Gause, Sr.).
Martha married again after John's death to Dennis Hankins, Sr. and had two children: *5 Dennis Hankins, Jr.
*5 Masters Hankins
*4 William Frink William Frink was born on October 30, 1719. *4 Deborah Frink Deborah Frink was born on June 15, 1722. She married twice, first to Leonard Outerbridge and then to John Smith. *4 Sarah Frink Sarah Frink was born on March 7, 1723. *4 Oliver Frink Oliver Frink was born on December 12, 1726. *4 Ephraim Frink Ephraim Frink was born on January 8, 1727. He married a Hannah. *4 Jabesh Frink Jabesh Frink was born on June 16, 1736 in Georgetown District, Horry County, South Carolina. He died about 1779 while fighting in the Revolutionary War. He was listed on the jury list in Prince George Parish, South Carolina for 1778-79. He married Ruth Brewton Pinkney (daughter of William Pinkney and Ruth Brewton). They had one known child: *5 Thomas Frink Thomas Frink was born about 1775 in the Georgetown District of South Carolina. He died after February 20, 1843. He married Rebeccah Ann Gore on June 30, 1792.
Purefoy (Purifoy) Line Thomas Purifoy was born in Leicestershire, England. He married Margerie Fitzherbert. Margerie was born in Norbury, County Derby, England, to Anthony Fitzherbert and Martha Nicholes. It is thru Margerie's line that we are related to Charlemagne, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, King of the Franks. Thomas and Margerie had: *2 Nicholas Purifoy
Nicholas Purifoy married Joice Hardwick, the daughter of John Hardwick. They had: *3 Humphrie Purifoy
Humphrie Purifoy was born in Warwickshire, England, and died in 1598. He married Alice Faunt, daugher of William Faunt. They had: *4 Thomas Purifoy, Sr. (Leutenant)
Thomas Purifoy, Sr. was born about 1578 in Warwickshire, England, the sixth son of Humphrie and Alice. He died about 1652-1655 in Elizabeth City County, Virginia, at his 1,000 acre estate, "Drayton." Thomas was the emigrant ancestor of this line. He came from England in 1621 aboard the "GEORGE" when he was 43 years of age. Captain John Smith founded the first English Colony at Jamestown, Virginia in 1607. Lt. Thomas Purifoy is named as one of the Early Virginia Pioneers from the 1624 records. In 1652, he was a member of the council. He was commissioner of Elizabeth City County in 1626, and was Burgess of the lower part of Elizabeth City County from 1629-1630. He was principal commander of Elizabeth City County in 1629 and was a member of the King's Council in 1631. In 1635, the mutiny in Virginia was reported by this same Captain Purifoy.
Land Office Patents & Grants:
September 20, 1628 - Lt. Thomas Purifoy bought 100 acres in Elizabeth City. Within the precincts of Elizabeth City, from the fields called Fort Henry. April 18, 1635 - Thomas Purifoy, county location unknown, 2000 acres. Part of the land beginning south from the Pocoson River at a point called by the name of Willoughby Point. May 10, 1631 - Thomas Purifoy, county location not given, 500 acres. Upon a point called Cross quarter. November 28, 1635 - Thomas Purifoy, Elizabeth City County, 100 acres. Northwest upon a creek next upon the fort field and northwest upon John Neals land. September 15, 1652 - Thomas Purifoy and Mrs. Temperance Peppett, county location not given, 76 acres. On the westward side of the North River, in Mackjack Bay. Beginning on the southward side of a creek which divides this land from the land of Thomas Symons, deceased.
He married Lucy Ransom in 1620. Lucy was born in 1598 in Leicestershire, England. She died about 1657-1660 in Elizabeth City County, Virginia. They had: *5 Thomas Purifoy, Jr.
Thomas Purifoy, Jr. was born about 1621 in England. He died about 1673-1675 in Gloucester County, Virginia. Thomas came to Virginia with his mother in 1629. Thomas patented 2,000 acres in the "Freshes of Rappahhannock" in 1655. He was a member of the Abingdon Parish Episcopal Church in Gloucester County, Virginia.
Land Office Patents & Grants:
March 13, 1655 - Thomas Purifoy, county location no given. In the freshes of Rappahhannock River and beginning at a point of Low Land on the south side of the river about 4 miles above Nanzamum Towne.
He married (name unknown) about 1650. They had: *6 Thomas Nicholas Purifoy, Sr.
Thomas Nicholas Purifoy, Sr. was born about 1657 in Gloucester County, Virginia. He died on February 28, 1686 in Middlesex County, Virginia. Family tradition says that Thomas was delicate and scholarly, and was educated in England. He married Judith Searies. Judith was born about 1661 in Wales, England. She died about 1715 in Craven County, North Carolina. It is said that she came to America for religious liberty.They had: *7 Thomas Nicholas Purifoy, Jr.
Thomas Nicholas Purifoy, Jr. was born about 1679 in Virginia. He died about 1770 in Craven County, North Carolina. Records indicate that he was persecuted for his religious beliefs. He helped to establish religious freedom in America. A full account of his persecution is given in Elder Henry Sheets' , A History of the Liberty Baptist Association from Its' Organization in 1832 to 1906.The North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume II, No. 2, Page 198, gives the petition of the Baptist brethren to build a house of worship in Newbern, North Carolina. The Rev. Nicholas Purifoy's name is signed to this petition. He married in 1711 (name unknown) and had: *8 Thomas Purifoy, Sr.
Thomas Purifoy, Sr. was born in 1716 and died in 1802. He married "Sallie" who was born in 1740 and died in 1807. They had: *9 "Unknown" Peurifoy "Unknown" Purifoy was born in 1766. *9 "Unknown" Peurifoy "Unknown" Purifoy was born in 1769. *9 William Peurifoy
William Peurifoy was born in 1771 in Craven County, North Carolina and died on May 9, 1829 in Putnam County, Georgia. William and his brothers, Arrington and John, came to Georgia from Craven County, North Carolina, in 1807-1808. John later moved to Alabama. He married Mary Brothers on November 12, 1795. Mary was born in 1779 and died on August 9, 1838 in Griffin, Georgia. They had: *10 Archibald Peurifoy Archibald Peurifoy was born about 1796 in Putnam County, Georgia. He died in Charleston, South Carolina. He was a physician, druggist, and a Methodist preacher. *10 Tillman Peurifoy Tillman Peurifoy was born about 1798 in Putnam County, Georgia. He died about 1872 in Edgefield County, South Carolina. He was a physician, druggist, and a Methodist preacher. He married Louisa Byrd. *10 McCarroll Peurifoy McCarroll Peurifoy was born about 1802 and died about 1859 in Monroe County, Alabama. He was a physician, druggist, and a Methodist preacher. He married Caroline Killebrew in 1829. *10 Stanley Peurifoy Stanley Peurifoy was born about 1804 in Putnam County, Georgia. He was a Methodist preacher, but never joined the conference. He married Martha Persons on June 14, 1827 in Upson County, Georgia. *10 Piercy Peurifoy
Piercy Peurifoy was born on August 23, 1804 in Georgia. She died on September 6, 1860 in Brunswick County, North Carolina. She married William Bacot Gause on November 29, 1827. *10 Sidney B. Peurifoy Sidney Peurifoy was born on April 13, 1807. She married twice, the first time to Ivey F. Steagall who was born on December 4, 1806. After Ivey's death, she married John Burgamy, her deceased sister's (Martha) husband. *10 Frances Peurifoy Frances Peurifoy was born about 1809 and married Eli Gray. *10 Martha Peurifoy Martha Davis Peurifoy was born on November 22, 1814 in Putnam County, Georgia. She died on April 16, 1857 in Griffin, Georgia. She married John Burgamy on December 1, 1830 in Putnam County, Georgia. John was born on February 6, 1809 in Houston County, Georgia to William Burgamy, Jr. and Margaret Leggett. He died on June 17, 1861 in Griffin, Georgia.After Martha's death, he married her sister, Sidney B. Peurifoy Steagall.Martha and John had thirteen children.
*9 Sally Peurifoy Sally Peurifoy was born in 1774 and married John Tingle on May 13, 1795. *9 Asa Peurifoy Asa Peurifoy was born in 1778 and married Anna Speight on May 24, 1814. *9 Thomas Peurifoy, Jr. Thomas Peurifoy, Jr. was married to Viney King on March 6, 1816. *9 Arrington Peurifoy Arrington Peurifoy was born in 1782. He married a "Pritchett." *9 John Peurifoy John Peurifoy was born on September 21, 1787 and married Nancy Williams in 1809. *9 Eliza Peurifoy Eliza Peurifoy was born in 1792 and married Ephraim Wiley.
*8 David Purifoy
*7 India Purifoy India Purifoy married William Searies, a cousin. *7 Sarah Purifoy Sarah Purifoy married a man named Chapman. *7 Mary Purifoy Mary Purifoy married Martin Whitford. *7 Thomas Purifoy
*7 John Purifoy
*7 David Purifoy
*6 Frances Purifoy Frances Purifoy was born about 1653 and married Richard Hand.
*6 "Unknown" Purifoy
Clovis "The Riparian" King of Cologne Due to the numerous amount of generations to show, this family line will only show the direct descendants from Clovis to Margerie Fitzherbert, who married Thomas Purifoy.
Clovis "The Riparian" King Cologne had Childebert King of Cologne. Childebert had Siegbert I, King of Cologne. Siegbert was also known as Siegbert, the Lame.
Siegbert had Cloderic "The Parricide", King of Cologne. Cloderic was murdered in 509 by agents of his kinsman, Clovis I.
Cloderic had Munderic, Lord of Vitry-en-Parthois. Munderic was born in 500 and died in 532. He revolted against Thierry I who killed him.
Munderic married Arthemia and had Bodegisel I. Bodegisel married Palatina in 562. Palatina was the daughter of Gallus Magnus, Bishop of Troyes. Bodegisel died in 581.
Bodegisel I and Palatina had Bodegisel II "Dux." Bodegisel II married Oda, who was a Suevian. They had St. Arnoul "De Heristal" Metz. Bodegisel died in 588. St. Arnoul was born on August 13, 582 in Heristal, Austrasia, France.
St. Arnoul married Dode (Ode) De Heristal. Dode was born in 586 in Old Saxony and died in 611. St. Arnoul died on August 16, 640. St. Arnoul and Dode had Ansigise, Mayor of Austrasia.
Ansigise was born in 602 in Austrasia, France. He was murdered in 685 in the Andene Monastery. Ansigise marrSt. Beggue, of Austrasia in 639. St. Beggue was born 613 in Landen, Liege, Belgium to Pepin, Mayor of Austrasia, and Iduberga Itta. She died in 689. They had Pepin, Mayor of Austrasia.
Pepin was born in 635 in Heristal, Liege, Belgium. He died on December 16, 714 in Junille, Meuse, France. Pepin was the Carolingian mayor of the palace who reunited the Frankish realms in the late Merovingian period. A grandson of Pepin the Elder, he succeeded to his position in the kingdom of Austrasia around 680. In 687, he extended Carolingian rule to the other Frankish kingdoms, Neustria and Burgundy, but retained members of the Merovingian dynasty as figurehead monarchs in all three. Two years later, he extended his control over the Frisians, a pagan people living on the North Sea Coast. Pepin's death was followed by a civil war and the succession of his illegitimate son, Charles Martel. He and one of his concubines, Alpaide, had Charles "Martel", Mayor of Austrasia. Alpaide was born in 654 in Heristal, Liege, Belgium. She died in Oplegranmonast, Brabant, Vosges, France.
Charles "Martel" was born in 676 in Heristal, Liege, Belgium. He died on October 22, 741 in Quierzy, Aisne, France. Charles ruled the Merovingian Franks from AD 719 to 741. He used only the title of Mayor of the Palace, but he actually had the power of a king. Most of the lawful Frankish kings of this period were weak. In 732, Charles defeated the invading Moslems in the famous Battle of Tours near Poitiers. For repeatedly attacking the Moslems, Charles later received the title of Martel, meaning the Hammer. He built an army of mounted men by seizing church estates. Charles supported Saint Boniface in his reform of the Frankish church. He married Rotrude (Chrotude), Duchess of Austrasia. Rotrude was born in 690 in Austrasia, France to Leutwinus Treves. She died in 724. Charles and Rotrude had Pepin "The Short" Franks.
Pepin was born in 714 in Austrasia, France. He died on September 24, 768 in St. Denis, Paris, Seine, France. Pepin "The Short" founded the Carolingian dynasty. Like his father, grandfather, and great-great-grandfather, Pepin served as mayor of the palace in the Merovingian kingdom in France and Germany. In each case, the mayor was the power behind the throne. In 751, an assembly of the Franks deposed Childeric, the last of the weak Merovingian kings, and proclaimed Pepin king. Pope Stephen II, who ruled Rome, asked Pepin for help against the Lombard king. Pepin sent his army to save Rome. The Lombards had captured Ravenna. Pepin recaptured the city and much of the nearby territory, known as "the Donation of Pepin," and helped build the political power of the pope. Pepin added Aquitaine to his own kingdom, and began many important religious and educational reforms. His son, Charlemagne, carried on these reforms. Pepin married Bertrada, Countess of Laon in 740. Bertrada was born in 720 in Laon, Aisne, France to Heribert, Count of Laon, and Bertrada. She died on July 12, 783 in Choisy, Haute-Savoie, France. Pepin and Bertrada had Charlemagne, Emperor of Holy Roman Empire, King of the Franks.
Charlemagne was born on April 2, 742 in Ingelheim, Rheinhessen, Hesse-Darmstadt. He died on January 28, 814 in Aachen, Rhineland, Prussia. Charlemagne was king of the Franks from AD 768 to 814 and "Emperor of the Romans" from 800 to 814. He became a key figure in the development of western Europe's medieval civilization. By his almost constant military campaigns, he created a vast empire in the West which included much of the western part of the old Roman Empire as well as some new territory. He was the first Germanic ruler to assume the title of emperor, and the "empire" he revived lasted in one form or another for a thousand years. Culturally and politically, he left his mark on the newly rising civilization of the West. From 768 to 771, Charlemagne shared Pepin's kingdom with his brother, Carloman. When Carloman died, Charlemagne became sole ruler. He married Hildegard, Countess of Vinzgau in 772. Hildegard was born in 757 in Aachen, Rhineland, Prussia to Gerold I, Duke of Swabia, and Imma, Duchess of Swabia. Hildegard died on April 30, 783 in Thionville, Moselle, France. Charlemagne and Hildegard had Louis I "The Pious" of the Holy Roman Empire.
Louis I was born in August 778 in Casseneuil, Lot-et-Garonne, France. He died on June 20, 840 in Near, Ingelheim, Rhinehessen, Hesse. Louis I became Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire in 814 succeeding his father, Charlemagne. In 817, he arranged for the succession after his death by dividing the empire among his three sons. After his first wife died, Louis married again, and a fourth son, Charles, was born. Louis redivided his empire in 829 in order to give Charles a share. The older sons resented the new division and revolted. Louis was removed from the throne in 833, but was restored the next year. The bitter struggle between his sons continued until Louis died.
Louis I married Judith, Empress of Holy Roman Empire in February 819. Judith was born in 800 in Bavaria to Welf I, Duke of Bavaria, and Hedwig, Duchess of Bavaria. She died on April 19, 843 in Tours, Indre-Et-Loire, France. They had Charles II, "The Bald", Holy Roman Emperor, King of Franks.
Charles II was born on May 15, 823 in Frankfurt, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia. He died on October 6, 877 in Brios, France. Charles arranged for his two half brothers to divide the great empire of their grandfather, Charlemagne. He accomplished this by the Treaty of Verdun in 843. Charles received the western portion, thus becoming the first to rule France as a separate kingdom. He married Ermentrude, Queen of Franks on December 14, 842 in Crecy, France. Ermentrude was born in 825 in Orleans, Loiret, France to Eudes, Count of Orleans, and Ingeltrude, Countess of Orleans. Charles II and Ermentrude had Louis II, "The Stammerer" Franks.
Louis II was born on November 1, 846 in France. He died on April 10, 879 in Compiegne, Oise, France. Louis II was briefly king in France after his father died in 877. When Louis died two years later, the nobles wanted to make Louis the Younger, King of Saxony, the king, but through the power of the major French nobles, Duke Hugh, Duke Boso, and Count Bernard, Louis III and Carloman, both sons of the late king, were made joint-kings of France.
Louis II married Adelaide, Queen of Franks in 875. Adelaide was born in 850 to Beggen (Bego), Count of Paris, and Alpaide (Alpais), Princess of the Holy Roman Empire. They had Charles III, "The Simple", King of the Franks.
Charles III was born on September 17, 879 in France. He died on October 7, 929 in Peronne, Somme, France. Charles succeeded Eudes as king of France in 893. In 911, he was forced to cede Normandy to the Norse leader, Duke Robert I. In 923, Charles was imprisoned by his chief nobles, most notably Duke Rudolph of Burgundy (later king of France). Rudolph succeeded as king. Charles died in prison in 929.
Charles III married Eadgifu Ogive, Queen of Franks on April 18, 907 in France. Eadgifu was born in 904 in Wessex, England to Sigehelm, Earl of Kent, and Edgiva, Queen of England. She died in 955. Charles III and Eadgifu had Louis IV, "Transmarinus", King of Franks.
Louis IV was born in 921 in Laon, Aisne, France. He died on September 10, 954 in Reims, Marne, France. He married Gerberge, Queen of Franks on April 25, 940. Gerberge was born in 913 in Nordhausen, Saxony, Prussia to Mathilda, Countess of Ringleheim and Heinrich I, "The Fowler", Germans, Duke of Saxony. She died on May 5, 984 in Reims, Marne, France. Louis IV and Gerberge had Charles, Duke of Lorraine.
Charles was the eldest son of Louis IV and Gerberge. He was excluded from the throne. He married Lady Agnes de Ver Mandois, the great-granddaughter of Alfred the Great, King of England. They had Charles, Duke of Lorraine.
Charles was heir to the throne of France, however, he was usurped by Hugh Capet and was exiled to Germany. He married and had Wigerius, Duke of Lorraine.
Wigerius was the father of Baldric Teutonicus. Baldric married a daughter of Richard Fitz-Gilbert de Tonebridge and was created Earl of Clare and justiciary of England.
Baldric had Nicholas de Baschaville. Nicholas was Lord of Castle Martel in Germany. He married a daughter of Herfastus, the Dane and a niece of Gunnara, Duchess of Normandy.
Nicholas had William de Martel. William, Earl of Gaurrena, or Warren, in Normandy, married a daughter of Rafe de Torta, a Danish nobleman, protector of Normandy during the nonage of Duke Richard I.
William had Sir Roger de Mortimer. Sir Roger was a companion of William the Conqueror.
Sir Roger had Ralph de Mortimer. Ralph, Lord of Wigmore Castle, also accompanied William the Conqueror. Ralph married Lady Millicent and had Hugh de Mortimer.
Hugh was the Second Baron Mortimer of Wigmore Castle. He died in 1185. He married Lady Maud. They had Roger de Mortimer.
Roger was the Third Baron de Mortimer of Wigmore Castle. He died in 1215. He married Lady Millicent, daughter of Robert de Ferres. They had Lady Joan de Mortimer.
Lady Joan married Walcheline de Beauchamp. Wacheline died in 1235. They had William de Beauchamp.
William died in 1298. He married Lady Isabel and had William de Beauchamp. William (son) was the Sixth Baron de Beauchamp, who was created Earl of Warwick. He married Lady Maud, daugher of John Fitz. William and Lady Maud had Guy de Beauchamp.
Guy was born in 1275 and died in 1315. He was the Second Earl of Warwick. He married Lady Alice, daughter of Ralph de Toni. Guy and Lady Alice had Lady Matilda de Beauchamp.
Lady Matilda died in 1359. She married Sir Geoffrey de Say, a Magna Charta Baron, second Baron de Say and Admiral of the King's Fleet. They had Lady Idonea de Say.
Lady Idonea married Sir John Clinton, Knight of Maxtock (Mantoch) and Amington, third Baron Clinton and governor of Warwick Castle. Sir John was born in 1326 and died in 1397. They had Sir Thomas de Clinton.
Sir Thomas married Margaret Meynell, daughter of Sir Ralph Meynell. They had Lady Anne de Clinton.
Lady Anne married Sir Robert Franceys. They had Margaret Franceys. Margaret married Nicholas Fitzherbert. Nicholas died in 1472. Margaret and Nicholas had Robert Fitzherbert.
Robert was born in Tissington and married Grace Eyre of Holme Hall, Bakewell. They had George Fitzherbert.
George died in 1515. He married Agnes Beresford of Newton Grange, Ashburn. They had Robert Fitzherbert.
Robert died in 1595. He married Elizabeth Bullock of Darley. They had Sir John Fitzherbert.
Sir John married Elizabeth (surname unknown). They had Anthony Fitzherbert.
Anthony married Martha Nicholes of Boycote, Salop. They had Margerie Fitzherbert.
***Margerie married Thomas Purifoy which eventually takes us down to our ancestor, Piercy Peurfoy who married our William Bacot Gause in 1827.***