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Ancestors of Michael David Smart

      2998. John Tolleson, born in Virginia or South Carolina. He was the son of 5996. Erasmus Tolleson.

Notes for John Tolleson:
In the 1790 census, there is a John Tolleson living in the 96th District,
Spartanburg, S. C. and having 8 in the family. There was a John Tolleson in
Newberry County having 2 in the family.
Children of John Tolleson are:
  1499 i.   Sarah Tolleson, born Abt. 1742 in Virginia; died December 17, 1836 in Spartanburg County, SC; married William Ruben Briant Abt. 1765 in Virginia.
  ii.   Major John Tolleson, born Abt. 1739 in Pacolet Township, Spartanburg County, SC; died March 27, 1821 in Pacolet Township, Spartanburg County, SC; married Amy Dehart Abt. 1771; born Bet. 1741 - 1751; died Bet. 1848 - 1851.
  Notes for Major John Tolleson:
Maj. John Tolleson owned a tavern and inn used as a way station for travelers
on the way to and from Columbia. It is said that when he died, his estate was
worth about $80,000 in cash and notes, he owned 12,500 acres of land, the
general store in Spartanburg and the tavern in Pacolet.

His wife, Amy, left him after 25 years of marriage.

He possibly also married Charlotte Muse.

He also married Mary Smith, but it is uncertain if it was legal because Amy
said she never got a divorce.

"Record of the Deaths in Columbia, South Carolina and elsewhere as recorded by
John Glass 1859-1877" by Brent H. Holcomb: Pg. 81: "Jas. A. Tolleson, son of
A. Tolleson (merchant in Columbia) died Jany 17, 1867, of pneumonia."

"Marriage Notices from the Southern Christian Advocate 1867-1878" by Brent
Holcomb: pg. 108: "Married on the 16th of Nov. 1871 by Rev. F. B. Davies, Mr.
Joseph G. Tolleson to Miss S. Emma Talmadge, all of Monticello, Ga.

"Marriage and Death Notices From Baptist Newspapers of South Carolina Vol. 2,
1866-1887" by Brent Holcomb. Page 135: Issue of Feb. 19, 1880: By Rev. W. L.
Brown, Jan. 28t;h, Charles R. Meng and Miss Alice, youngest daughter of Rev.
John Tolleson, both of Union County, S. C."

(same as above) pg. 203, issue of Jan. 18, 1884: On the 25th of December 1883,
at the residence of Mrs. Mary Tolleson, the bride's grandmother, Miss M. A.
Wilkins and Mr. W. S. Grant, both of Union County, S. C."

Sarah, who married Wm. Briant, might have been Maj. John's sister.
John Tolleson in Craven County, SC in 1769 received a grant of land on the
Wateree River from the colonial Governor of SC. It is thought by some
researchers that this plat was in York Co, and would very well be the same
John Tolleson that received grants in Spartanburg Co from 1784 to 1797
totaling l,036 acres.

This John Tolleson is our Major John Tolleson who brings so much color to our
family history. John Tolleson also bought land on the Pacolet River, both
sides of Pacolet River, on the River and still later 52 acres between the
Pacolet River and Fairforest Creek. Many deeds are recorded to him the Sptbg.
Court House, totaling 8,338 including the grants. His modus operandi was not
always totally ethical.

From the Bryants of Spartanburg, by Jennings Bland Pope: My documentation is a
deposition by Amy (De Hart) Tolleson on record in the Spartanburg County Court
of Equity (Box 6, package 1, date 1825).
These records are now at the S.C. State Archives in Columbia.

Amy DeHart was the estranged wife of John Tolleson, who according to her own
statement, was given to drunkenness and who abused her offer. She separated
from him and moved to Greenville County. During this time, John Tolleson began
living with Polly Smith, and he kept on begetting offspring. These latter
off-spring were considered to be illegitimate by Amy, at least, and to bar
them from her husband's estate was the intent of her deposition.

John Tolleson died some time in 1820, but his daughter, Nancy (Tolleson)
Briant, wife of Reuben,Sr, died before John did. This latter circumstance
allowed for the opportunity for Amy (DeHart) Tolleson to list her
grandchildren by her daughter Nancy (Tolleson) Briant. We therefore have a
record preserved of the children of Reuben and Nancy, as well as all the
children of John Tolleson and Amy De Hart.

Document possibly is in Spartanburg County Probate -- John Tolleson Estate
Papers -- File No. 2033 (Muse Tolleson, Ex.). ~~~~~

  More About Major John Tolleson:
Occupation: Tavern Owner.

      3008. Hans Heinrich Schuler, born February 21, 1695/96 in Bibern, Ferenbalm, Canton Bern, Switzerland; died in South Carolina. He was the son of 6016. Hans Joerg Schuler and 6017. Christina Gotschmann. He married 3009. Juditha Rentz January 18, 1725/26 in Ferenbalm Parish, Canton Bern, Switzerland.

      3009. Juditha Rentz, born Abt. 1705 in Wileroltigen, Ferenbalm, Bern, Switzerland; died in Orangeburg District, SC.

Notes for Hans Heinrich Schuler:
Emigrated from Germany to Ornageburg, SC in 1737. Heinrich (anglicized to Henry) moved to Germany with his family and then came to America with Henry's brothers and others who had been recruited by Rev. Giessendanner to work on South Carolina farms.

The first record of Henry in America ia a land purchase in 1749 on the old Charleston Road near Bowman, SC.
Children of Hans Schuler and Juditha Rentz are:
  1504 i.   Phillip Jacob Shuler, born Abt. 1734 in Germany.
  ii.   Hans Nicholas Shuler, born October 16, 1726 in Bibern, Ferenbalm, Canton Bern, Switzerland; died Abt. 1787; married Verena Hoggins September 22, 1752 in Orangeburg District, SC; died 1764.
  iii.   Susan Shuler
  iv.   Ann Elizabeth Shuler, born Abt. 1728 in Germany; married Hans Jacob Geigelman 1740 in South Carolina.
  v.   N. Shuler, born 1730 in Germany; married Bernary Snell 1746 in Orangeburg District, SC.
  vi.   Mary Barbara Shuler, born Abt. 1732 in Germany; married John Frederick Ulmer September 26, 1752 in Orangeburg District, SC.

      3020. George Dickey, born Abt. 1690 in County Antrim, Ireland; died 1748. He was the son of 6040. Thomas Dickey and 6041. Jane Awl. He married 3021. Margaret Walker.

      3021. Margaret Walker
Child of George Dickey and Margaret Walker is:
  1510 i.   James Dickey, born March 1712/13 in Muckamore, County Antrim, Ireland; died October 1792 in Rutherford County, NC; married (1) Catherine Huet Abt. 1738 in Ireland; married (2) Mary ? 1757.

      3022. Anthony Huet, born Abt. 1685 in Worthe, Ireland. He married 3023. ? Abt. 1710 in Ireland.

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