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Ancestors of Patrick Martin Stevens, Jr.

Generation No. 7

      64. Henry Stevens222, born Abt. 1670; died Bef. 1727 in Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co., VA. He was the son of 128. John Stevens and 129. Mary Mumford. He married 65. Rebecca.

      65. Rebecca223, born Abt. 1675; died 07 October 1730 in Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co., VA224.

Notes for Henry Stevens:
Henry is possibly my sixth great-grandfather. His son Thomas Stevens sold 50 acres in St. Mary's Parish to Mumford Stevens in 1727. (Pamunkey Neighbors)


A note on the use of DNA for research: I strongly encourage male Stevenses to have their DNA checked and to post it on line, either with their identity shielded, as is offered for the Stevenses, or posted without restriction, as I have done.

Many have joined in this vast work, but it is only a start. I had FTDNA at <> check my Y DNA to determine common male descent and so far have several matches. While the 12 allele check is a way to start, I recommend the 25 allele results for more refined comparisons. Particularly valuable would be more from the male Stevens line in Europe, where additional results can begin to pin down the origin of the Stevens immigrants to the new world.

Children of Henry Stevens and Rebecca are:
  i.   Mary Stevens225, born 22 September 1689 in Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co., VA226,227; died in her youth.
  ii.   John Stevens228, born Abt. 1691 in Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co., VA?; married Elizabeth; born Abt. 1695.
  32 iii.   Major Joseph Stevens, born 07 January 1693/94 in Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co., VA; died 1766 in Caroline Co., VA; married (1) Ann Abt. 1725; married (2) Ann Dudley 1758.
  iv.   Benjamin Stevens229, born 14 July 1698 in Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co., VA230,231
  v.   Sarah Stevens232, born 29 December 1700 in Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co., VA.
  vi.   Thomas Stevens233, born 18 July 1703 in Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co., VA; died 1736 in Caroline Co., VA.
  vii.   William Stevens234, born August 1705 in Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co., VA; married (1) Mary Samuel 1735; born Abt. 1710; married (2) Mary Poole 05 February 1774235; born Abt. 1715.
  viii.   Henry Stevens236, born Abt. 1707 in prob. Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co., VA; married Elizabeth; born Abt. 1717.
  ix.   Ann Stevens237, born 12 March 1709/10 in Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co., VA238,239
  x.   Edmund Stevens240, born 30 June 1712 in Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co., VA241,242

      72. Martin Martin243, born Abt. 1677 in prob. Lancaster Co., VA, or Isle-of-Skye, Scotland244,245; died 20 March 1744/45 in Henrico Co., VA246. He married 73. Sarah Hix 10 February 1698/99 in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent, VA.

      73. Sarah Hix247, born Abt. 1680 in probably Williamsburg, James City Co., VA. She was the daughter of 146. Doorkeeper John Hixe and 147. Sarah Preston.

Notes for Martin Martin:
Martin is a processioner at St. Peter's New Kent Co., Va. in 1689. He apparently moved to Henrico Co. prior to 1735, where he patented 358 acres on the south side of the James. He owned land in New Kent Co., Va., in 1689 along with Henry, Thomas, and William Martin. (Vestry Book, St. Peter's Church.) The last mention in the Vestry Book of Martin Martin is 1698. The Parish Register contains the marriage of Martin Martin to Sarah Hix 10 Feb 1698/9. The children are listed with baptismal dates. The ten year gap in the children may mean that they are not the children of the same man.

A note at the site of: Bud Martin, <>, 7172 Swadley Ct., Arvada, CO 80004 says that Martin Martin was born 1665 in Isle-of-Skye, Scotland, and died March 20, 1744/45 in Goochland County, VA. He married SARAH HIX February 10, 1697/98 in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, VA, daughter of JOHN HIXE and SARA PRESTON.

One site claims that Martin came south from Boston.... Pauline, <>, said her source is an LDS one: "Ancestral File (TM) SHZQ-0V The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (TM), June 1998 (c), data as of 5 JAN 1998...." I have seen this nowhere save there and have no corroboration at all. (April, 2003)

In November 2001, I added information from the John R. Martin unpublished manuscript, "Valentine Martin of Cumberland County, Virginia," written about 1965. It was very kindly sent to me by Nancy Ann Rupp of Kentucky, another Martin descendant. A copy of the work is in the Logan County, Kentucky, library located in Russellville, Ky. about 20 miles from Bowling Green, Ky. It is also in the DAR Library in Washington, D.C.
Children of Martin Martin and Sarah Hix are:
  i.   Ameson Martin248,249, born 06 April 1706 in New Kent Co., VA250
  Notes for Ameson Martin:
I have seen her as Amelia.

  ii.   Elizabeth Anne Martin251,252,253, born 09 August 1708 in New Kent Co., VA254,255,256; married Merry Wenn Webb 1722 in Henry Co., VA; born 1705257.
  Notes for Merry Wenn Webb:
Subject: Merry Wenn Webb, 19 Feb 2001, From: Michael who is searching for info on Merry Wenn Webb, says: Should you ever come across anything that you think might help me, please pass it on! Michael Motes

In June 2007 Rick and Dee Webb Sparks at <> wrote with the following information:

Hello, My line is form This Merry Webb and Elizabeth Davidson. (through their son Henry Webb and Unknown.)

Meredith "MERRY" Webb

1776 List of Tithables Pittsylvania Co., Va
Merry Webb Sr. * died 1779 LWT 1774 Henry county VA.
Merry Webb Jr.*died 1816 TN
Martin Webb * died 1816 KY
James Webb *died

Has land deeds 1770 Henry Co., Va

1781 sales land in Henry Co. Va

Merry Webb , John Webb and Martin Webb Burk Co., North Carolina.

1784 Burk Co. North Carolina Merry WEBB

1787 Burk Co., N.C. Merry Webb listed as Loyalist.

1788 Nov. Merry Webb jury Duty p. 347-8 Buncombe Co., North Carolina.

1775-1800 Washington County District
Merry Webb 766 Acres on Indian Creek @ John Webb land.

1790 April 21st...Washington Co., TN
Robert Love, on behalf of Merry Webb of Buncombe Co., N.C. To John Evens: 766 acres on Indian Creek consigned 110 lbs. Adjacent John Webb. Signed R. Love, Ct August 1797

1790 Burk Co. (Morgan district) North Carolina
Mendoth (Meridith "Merry " ) Webb
3 males under 16
4 males 16 0r over
5 females
5 slaves

Edward Davidson (Elizabeth Davidson Webb father)
WILL June 5, 1794 Cambell Co., VA.
Left 30 Lbs. And 2 Slaves( Lucy and Daphne) to his son -in-Law ...Mary "Merry" WEBB

October 1794 Court Session Buncombe Co., North Carolina.

William Willson vs. Francis Goff. No 15. T. 2.6 Jury empand. & Charged to wit: Harman Reid, James Sams, Edwd. Williams, William Boyd, James Gillispie, John Biffle, Thomas Sheppard, John Ros, Benjamin Odell, Thomas Forster, Merry Webb, John Davidson
Non suit \

Nancy Nanny admrx. Of Isaac Nanny Decd. Vs. James Bridges. No. 8 appeal. Jury empand. & Charged to wit: Harman Reid, James Sams, Wm. Boyd, James Gillispie, John Biffle, Thos. Sheppard, Ben Odell, Thomas Forster, Merry Webb, Ebenezer Faine, John Davidson, John Patton.
The jury find for the plaintiff the sum of 9 pounds 14s and 6d costs. Appeal prayed.

Mary Anne Burn's into court and prayed liberty to administer on the estate of Samuel Burn's, gave bond and security according to Law to wit: Merry Webb, and William Alexander, bound in 600 pounds. Ordered that Letters of administration issue accordingly

January 1795 Court Session Buncombe Co., North Carolina
John Davidson vs. Adam Cooper: No. 7 Jury impanelled [sic] to wit: Walter Hogshead, Mark Forster, Robert Baker, John Gash, Norris Midcalf, William Dever Jr., James Love, Henry Warson, William Hunter, James Adams, Samuel Parks, Merry Webb
The jury find the defendant did not assume.

John Davidson vs. Robert St. Clair: No. 8 Appl. Jury impanelled [sic] to wit: Walter Hogshead, Mark Forster, John Craig, Robert Baker, James Matlock, Rich. Yardly, Moses Thompson, Joseph Sorrels, William Boyd, William Hunter, James Dever, Merry Webb
Justices Judgement below confirmed to wit 20 pounds and Costs, the plaintiff givers credit for 7.4 pounds a balance [sic] owing from the plaintiffs contract with the defendant.

Michael Harrison vs. Merry Webb: App'l.
Non suit.

Charles Robinson vs. Merry Webb: App'l.
Non suit.

July 1795 Court Session Buncombe Co., North Carolina
William Hunter vs. William Gilliahn: No. 10. Trover for a hog. Jury empand. & sworn to wit: Joseph Henry, Joseph Austin, James McMahan, John Box, Ben. Hawkins, James Dunsmore, William Young,, John Gooch, Edawrd [sic] Sams, Wm. Forster, Henry Biggs, Merry Webb.

Ben Odell, Rchd. Williamson, Ebenezer Faine, William Durham, Benjamin Davidson, George Cunningham, Benjamin Gudger, Thomas Alexander, Henry Hately, Hamilton Kyle, Samuel Denton, John Butler, David McCarson, John Osborn, John Hawkins, Moses Ashbrook, Ben. Greggory, William Bailey, John Chambers, David Greer, George Penland, James Gillespie, Joseph Hughes, John Edwards, James Poteet, John Likens, Merry Webb, William Findly, William Rice, John Webb Senr., William Whitson, John Patton, Daniel Smith, Jonathan McPeters, John Davidson, James Wilson, William Morrow, John Ashworth, Henry Warson, & John Gillihan.

1797 Knox Co., TN. To: The Honorable General Assembly of the State of Tennessee
The PETITION of Sundry Inhabitants of Knox County humbly sheweth that their Local situation is such as renders it very inconvenient for them to attend the usual place of holding Courts, General Musters, Elections, Ecta. Some of us having at least from 25 to 40 miles to travel & generally very bad roads, having sundry large Water-Courses, and Ridges to cross. Your Petitioners humbly conceive that their grievance might be much alleviated by a division of Knox County in the following manner Viz:
BEGINNING at the Cross Mountain, where the Knox Line intersects the Indian Boundary Line, Thence with that line to the River Clinch, Thence -------- -------- --------- Big Valley on a Ridge that divides the waters of Big Buffaloe from those of Little Buffaloe to the Chesnut Ridge, Thence along the extreme height of said Ridge to where the lower line of the Survey of Henderson ---- crosses the same, Thence along that Line to the Top of the Copper Ridge, Thence along the extreme height of said Ridge to the Mouth of Beaver Creek & Thence to any point on the Tennessee River that you in your wisdom may think proper; Thence along the Indian Boundary Line to the place of Beginning. Names of Petitioners: MERY WEBB, Sr. , HENRY WEBB, WILLIAM WEBB, THOMAS WEBB, MERY WEBB Jr. Also listed on the Petition is Jacob Pyburn (Pybourn) brother in law.
(Blount Co., TN from Knox Co., TN in 1795)

1797 Knox Co., Tn Tax list Merry Webb St. Henry Webb, william webb, Thomas Webb and Merry Webb Jr.

1803 Buncombe N.C. State vs Thomas Moore.. re: riout involving Merry Webb JR. Bro. Bird?, Merry Webb Sr., David Webb case contd

1804 Sept 4th Note Merry Webb Jr. and Merry Webb Sr. State vs Merry Webb.

1805 Mary( Merry ) Webb Tax list white Co., TN. ( Merry Webb Jr note: 1823 this part is Warren county TN.)

1806 Oct. 8th Superior Court Morgan District North Carolina Merry Webb convicted of crime of mayhem sentenced to imprisoned six months and pay fine... Was pardon for the Crime by the Govenor.

1808 Nov 16 Washington Co. TN. William jarvis to Merry Webb

1812 Feb. Washington Co., TN Merry Webb an Overseer

1814 Washington Co. TN Tax List Merry Webb ( Merry Webb Jr. is in White Co. /Warren Co., TN)

1816 LWT MERRY WEBB III last will & testament Marion Co., TN.
In the name of God, Amen, I Merry Webb being weak in body but of sound memory. Knowing that is appointed once for all men to die and after death the judgment make this my Last Will and Testament after committing my body to the grave to be buried in decent Christian burial and my soul to God who gave it.
I constitute and appoint my son Henry Webb and Jacob Pyburn as Executors of this my Last Will and Testament.
I first will and bequeath to my dear and loving wife Elizabeth Webb all my household furniture and a gray mare and saddle and a heifer. Also a negro woman named Hana during her natural life and after her death the negro woman is to go to my daughter Mary Pyburn. I bequeath to my oldest son David, a negro man named Bob.
I will and bequeath to my son John Webb one dollar.
I will and bequeath to my loving daughter Mary Pyburn a negro woman
named Sally.
I will and bequeath to my son Henry Webb a negro woman named Milly.
I will and bequeath to my son William Webb two hundred dollars to be
recovered off of John and Merry Webb for the hire of my negroes.
I will and bequeath to my daughter Martha Dover twenty-five dollars to
be raised out of the Hire of the negroes.
I will and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Webb one hundred and fifty
dollars to be Raised out of the hire of the negroes.
I will and bequeath to my son Thomas Webb a negro by the name of Joe
by his pay fifty Dollars to the heirs of Martha Dover and fifty to
the children of Elizabeth Williams.
I will and bequeath to my daughter Winny Sophia Peoples
a negro girl named Agnes.
I will and bequeath to the heirs of Martha Dover a negro girl named Judy.
Last of all after the money is recovered out of my son John Webb and my son Merry Webb for the use of Bob & Sally and Milly and Hannah at the rate of fifty dollars each year from March Eighteen hundred and twelve until this day and forty dollars for a wagon and geer (gear) this money is to be equally divided between all my children except my sons John and Merry Webb.
I make this Last Will and Testament of June the seventeenth day in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and sixteen in witness where of I have here unto set my hand and affixed my seal. '
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presents of His Merry X Webb Mark Test: John Deneau & James Harper

1819-1835 Washington Co., TN Land Grants of Merry Webb Jr.

1820 White Co. Tn Census
Mary "Merry " Webb over 45 ..000011-00001 Merry Webb Jr.

(MERRY WEBB is said to be buried at State Line Cemetery, Cole City, Georgia/Tenn. per the Pyburn family verbal history. ELIZABETH- Will in Wash. Co. TN in 1827)
(Hand written Will written in 1816, Marion Co., TN. in possession of his grandson THOMAS LOVE PYBURN)
(see will of Elizabeth Webb 1828 Washington Co., wife of MERRY #4.) (see 1797 Knox Co., TN road petition & 1805 land in White/Warren Co., TN.) Merry Webb may have died in Washington Co. TN. no proof that he is buried .

Son of Merry Webb who died 1816...

Merry Webb b. 1778/9 d.Sept 23,1864 Blount county TN

1819-1835 Washington Co., TN Land Grants of Merry Webb Jr.

1820 White Co. TN Census
Mary "Merry " Webb over 45 ..000011-00001 Merry Webb Jr.

1823 Warren Co. TN Merry Webb land Deed on the lines of Carter Harrison (cousin By Marriage) and George Williams ( could be brother N law)

1825 Washington Co. TN Merry Webb a and 1st wife Mary Divorce...

1825 Washington Co, Tn mother Elizabeth Davidson Webb LWT.

827 LWT Washington Co., TN. WILL of ELIZABETH WEBB with Slave "Hannah". (wife of MERRY WEBB #4))
"I Elizabeth Webb of the County of Washington State of Tennessee being of perfect mind and memory Thanks be to God, calling to mind that mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men to die, make this my last will and testament. First of all I give and recommend my soul unto God and my body unto the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial and touching my worldly, that God has been pleased to help me with in this life, I give & desire in the following manner.
First of all my black woman named HANNA, it becomes my wish and will when it is the will of GOD to take me out
Of this world that the said Hannah shall forever free from service of any ….person. That she be her own guardian to account and to transact business for herself and for interests, independent of all and intent of any other person to come and go….when and where she may think proper so long as she may live, and as to the balance of my estate if any there be after paying my funeral charges .
I wish the equal division among my children without any distinction to as not to disprove any of my legal ……..of
The remaining interest of my estate.
I do hereby discount any other will or …..this being my last will and testament. In testimony whereof I have here
Unto signed my name as it my last seal this 23 day of December in the year of our Lord, 1827. Elizabeth X Webb
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presents of said Elizabeth Webb. December 23, 1827
(very bad film) [FHC 082551 1779-1889]

1830 Washington Co. TN show 's no wife for Merry .

1833 Blount Co. TN James Moore to Merry Webb.

1835 Blount Co. TN Merry Webb married Fannie Couch

1838 Blount Co. TN. Meredith Webb bough land off Samuel Henry.

  36 iii.   Valentine Martin, born 18 June 1710 in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., VA; died Bef. 28 July 1760 in Cumberland Co., VA; married Jane Bridgewater Abt. 1730 in Cumberland Co., VA.
  iv.   Thomas Martin, born 04 June 1720 in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., VA258,259
  v.   Lucy Martin260, born 20 August 1726 in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., VA261

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