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Sergent-Sargent or any of the other 25 variations

Updated September 5, 2000

William Sargent 1710-1768 Orange County NC earliest known ancestor.
SERGENTS 1715-1993
Well Madison who are we
This family where you are the youngest one

A clan a group who love the land
Where farms pass from Father to Son

In Orange County North Carolina the first known lived
His name was William and they called him Bill

He raised a large family on the land
Owned slaves and yes he had a still

When old he set about to divide his things
At least that's what I am told

The land and slaves he gave away
But the still was to be sold for gold

Some of the children stayed there in North Carolina
While Stephen and his family moved on west

Not too far though did they go
To find a place that they liked best

There they carved out a homestead
In eighteen fifteen he left it all

To Ephraim and his other children
He left the land to answer God's call

Ephraim and wife Mary Hodge had David
Named after a Bible lad

He moved to Western Virginia
With his family and all that he had

His son Henry David was with them on the trek
A boy on a spotted horse then only a twelve year old lad

When he was twenty the farm came to him
Purchased from his brother, Jim

That establishes us here on Johnson Creek
Where now five generations have joined in

His Son William Madison, then Henry Carl
Followed by Robert Lawrence loved the land

Like all the generations before
They plowed, planted and planned

Now Mark Gerard your father
Has come to inherit the soil

To mix blood and sweat in this place
With not a little toil

So Madison look around you
This the place where you call home

Keep it, love it, but always return to it
Wherever you may roam
Started 2-15-93---Edited 5-1-95

Robert Lawrence Sergent
966 Johnson Creek
Walton, WV 25286
A-United States
304 577-6845

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