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Ancestors of Hugh Powell Whitted, Jr

      80. William Puryear302, born Abt. 1725 in Warwick Co, VA; died 1808 in Granville Co, NC. He was the son of 160. Sr. Samuel Puryear and 161. Elizabeth. He married 81. Rebecca Abt. 1750 in Lunenburg Co, VA302.

      81. Rebecca302, died Aft. 1788 in Granville Co, NC.

Notes for William Puryear:
**The following was taken from "The Puryear's of America" by John (Jay) Leslie Puryear III**

William Puryear was born in Warwick Co, VA in about 1725 and he moved to Lunenburg County (the area is now called Mecklenburg County). He had six sons there: John, Robert, William,Jr, Thornton, Thomas, and Samuel; and three daughters: Sarah, Elizabeth, and Nancy. Later William was to move to Granville Co, NC where he was a planter and court records show gifts of slaves to his sons Robert, William Jr and John. In the 1786 Census for the Country Line District of Granville Co, NC, William is listed as having just himself over 21 but under 50; no white males under 21; 1 white female of any age; one black over 12 but under 50; and 5 blacks over 50 or under 12.
Children of William Puryear and Rebecca are:
  40 i.   Robert Harmon Puryear, born Bet. 1755 - 1756 in Lunenburg Co, VA; died Bet. 1820 - 1821 in Granville Co, NC; married (1) Mary Ellen Stovall 1779 in Granville Co, NC; married (2) Rebecca Sneed 1802 in Granville Co, NC.
  ii.   John Puryear302
  iii.   William Puryear, Jr302
  iv.   Sarah Puryear302
  v.   Elizabeth P Puryear302
  vi.   Thornton Puryear302
  vii.   Thomas Puryear302
  viii.   Samuel Puryear302
  ix.   Nancy Puryear302

      88. Moses Walker303, born Abt. 1735 in Augusta, VA; died Sep 1806 in Person, NC. He married 89. Agnes in Person Co, NC.

      89. Agnes303, died Bet. 1769 - 1803.
Children of Moses Walker and Agnes are:
  44 i.   Jesse Walker, born 1760 in Orange Co, NC; married Frances Harrelson.
  ii.   Buckley Walker, born 10 Jun 1762 in Orange Co, NC; died 16 May 1838 in Person Co, NC; married Mildred Ramsey 1784 in Caswell Co, NC; born 1761 in VA; died Sep 1849 in Person Co, NC.
  iii.   Jemima Walker, born 1764 in Orange Co, NC; married Abner Chambers 23 Mar 1788 in Caswell Co, NC.
  iv.   Elizabeth Walker, born 1765 in Orange Co, NC; died 1831 in Person Co, NC; married Jacob Bull 12 Jul 1784 in Person Co, NC; born 24 Feb 1756 in Orange Co, NC; died Abt. 1820.
  v.   Martha Walker303, born 18 Jun 1768 in Orange Co, NC303; married Robert Donaldson in Caswell Co, NC303; born 1754 in Orange Co, NC; died Abt. 1830 in TN303.

      98. John Shearman, born Abt. 1710; died 24 Apr 1784 in Granville Co, NC. He married 99. Catherine.

      99. Catherine

Notes for John Shearman:

Will of John Shearman, Sr., of Granville Co, NC - 1784

In the name of God, Amen. I, John Shearman, sen. Of the County of Granville of State of NC being weak of body but of perfect sound mind & memory but calling to mind the imortality of my body & knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make ordain constitue & appoint this my last will & testament. Revoking all other wills heretofore made, That is to say first of all I recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it & my body to the earth to be buried at the discretion of my Exect. Hereafter named. And as touching my worldly estate that it hath been please God to bless me with I give & bequeath in the following manner to wit,

Item I give to my beloved wife Catherine Shearmon to be her own property to be by her given to whom she pleaseth one Negroe girl named Debbey about two years old, three feather beds & furniture & all my earthenware. Likewise I lend to my said wife during her natural life or widowhood the residue of my whole estate.

Item I give to my son Mishael Shearmon after the death or marriage of my said wife Catherine Shearmon the land on the South East side of little Creek a fork of Stoney Creek whereon I now live including my dwelling house & plntation to him and his heirs forever also four Negroes towit, Joe, Dorcas, George & Sue. Also my house clock & two work horses which he may choose out of all my stock & one case of bottles, fire dogs & my large iron pot, one pewter dish & bason, one cart together with all my working tools & books, two books excepted & one Iron potrack.

Item I give to my son John Shearmon one silver watch & two books of Bunyans works. One large & the other a small one.

Item I give to my daughter Ellenor Meadows my riding chair & all the geer thereunto belonging.

Item I give to my son in law Phillip Lewis one Negroe woman named Bet with her increase if any.. He paying two thirds of her value to my sons John Shearmon & Mishael Shearmon. Viz. One third part to each of them after the wench is valued by two honest men.

Item I give to my son in law John Cash one Negroe girl named Nan which is now in his possession to him & his heirs forever.

Item I give to my granddaughter Mercy Lewis wife of Thomas Lewis one Negroe girl named Amey to her & her heirs forever.

Item I give, after the death or marriage of my said wife Catherine Shearmon all the rest of my stock household goods & estate whatever that has not yet been given away to my sons John Shearmon & Mishael Shearmon to be equally divided between them two and lastly I do nominate & appoint my son in law Philip Lewis and Mishael Shearmon Executors of my will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this twenty fourth day of March A D one thousand seven hundred & eighty four

Signed, sealed published & declared in the presence of William Gill
John Shearmon

Elizabeth Parker
Priscilla Badget
James Brinkley

Whereas I john Shearmon Sen. Of the County of Granville & State of NC made the above will on the twentyfourth day of March last & therein did not leave nor give anything to my son in law Thomas Goss & am not fully satisfied with that part of my will and it is my desire that the before mentioned and former will as far as it respects my wife Catherine Shearmon, Mishael Shearmon, John Shearmon, Ellenor Meadows, Philip Lewis, John Cash, Mercy Lewis, Sarah Lewis and John Shearmon & Mishael Shearmon remain in full force but I do give 7 bequeath to the above said Thomas Goss five shillings current money to him & his heirs forever & it is my desire that this be esteemed a codecil or an amendment to the former will this fourth day of April one thousand seven hundred & eighty four.

Signed & acknowledged in presence of
John Shearmon

William Gill
Priscilla Badget
Elisabeth Parker
James Brinkley

Granville Co, May Court A D 1784 This will & Codecil of John Shearmon Sen. Was duly proved by the oaths of William Gill, Priscilla Badget & Elisabeth Parker and ordered to be recorded. Then Philip Lewis & Mishael Shearmon qualified as Executors to the said will.

Reuben Scarey, C.C.

More About John Shearman:
Will: 24 Mar 1784, Granville Co, NC
Children of John Shearman and Catherine are:
  49 i.   Eleanor Shearman, born Abt. 1739 in Bertie Co, NC; married James Meadows Abt. 1754.
  ii.   Francis Shearman, born Abt. 1740.
  iii.   Sarah Shearman304,305, born Abt. 1745305; married Phillip Lewis Abt. 1765305; born Abt. 1740 in NC305; died Aft. 14 Sep 1820305.
  More About Sarah Shearman:
Record Change: 26 Apr 2000305

  More About Phillip Lewis:
Record Change: 26 Apr 2000305

  iv.   John Shearman, Jr, born 28 May 1750 in Granville Co, NC; died Abt. 1795 in Caswell Co, NC; married Mildred.
  v.   Michael Shearman, born 05 Mar 1754; died 20 Aug 1804 in Granville Co, NC; married Mary; born 25 Feb 1756 in Granville Co, NC.
  vi.   Lucretia Shearman306,307, born in Virginia307; died 12 Feb 1810 in Person Co, NC307; married John Cash, Sr; born 03 Sep 1735 in Virginia308,309; died May 1810 in Person Co, NC309.
  More About John Cash, Sr:
Military service: Served in the Revolutionary War, DAR #614197
Will: 12 Feb 1810, Person Co, NC

  vii.   Mercy Shearman, married Thomas Lewis.

      100. William Goss, Jr310, born 1685 in NC310; died 310. He was the son of 200. William Goss and 201. Elizabeth Dixon. He married 101. Mary Fleming.

      101. Mary Fleming310, born Abt. 1687310; died 310.
Children of William Goss and Mary Fleming are:
  i.   William Goss III310, born 1731311,312312
  ii.   James Goss312, born 1732313,314314
  iii.   Zachariah Goss314, born Abt. 1733 in NC314; died Apr 1781 in Wilkesboro, Wilkes, NC314; married Ann Riddle; born Abt. 1725 in NC314; died 314.
  iv.   Matthew Goss314, born 1743315,316316
  50 v.   Thomas Goss, Sr, born 1730 in Granville Co, NC; died 18 Aug 1816 in Granville Co, NC; married Frances Shearman Abt. 1750.

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