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Descendants of Charles Queen

Generation No. 2

2. CHARLES2 QUEEN (CHARLES1) was born 1752, and died Abt. 1815 in Gnatty Creek, Harrison County, Virginia. He married MAY HALEY 1773, daughter of BENJAMIN HALEY. She was born 1755, and died 1813 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, Virginia.

Notes for C
[Charels Queen Desendants.FTW]

There was a son (born in 1752) to CHARLES QUEEN and his young wife while they were here in America, and was given the name of CHARLES QUEEN, JR., and they did not remain here for long in America, but returned to England, and CHARLES QUEEN, SR., soon died, and as it was the law of that country that the parents of children had to give their sons a trade of some kind, the mother of CHARLES QUEEN, JR. bound him out to the weaver's trade, and when he had served his time at his trade, he then had to serve a time in the English army, so when he had reached his majority, and was a free man, he longed and desired to see the land of his birth, in America, so the son, CHARLES QUEEN, JR., returned to America in or near the year 1770, and took possession of the old homestead on Gnatty Creek at the mouth of Peeltree. At this time he was not married, but soon did marry Miss May Haley in 1773. A search of very early records by Ireta ( Queen ) Randolph could not confirm that Charles Queen did return to the area of Gnatty Creek and Peel Tree Creek. A later search done by Hartzel Strader, Author of The Strader Family History, turned up much information on the Queen family which he shared with Ireta ( Queen ) Randolph. Mr. Strader's maternal Grandmother was Sarah Catherine ( Queen ) Meadows
daughter of Rezin P. and Rebecca ( Clark ) Queen.
Hartzell Strader relates that the records he found show Charles Queen, Jr did return to this country about 1770. He may have spent some time in Pennsylvania as he married Mary Haley in 1773 and she was possibly from the Philadelphia area. After his marriage he migrated to the Shenandoah Valley.
By 1785 he had moved to the South Branch of Potomac River in Hampshire County and it appears that most of his children were born in that area. The 1790 census shows a Charles Queen with a family of seven. It seems that Charles Queen came to the area of Gnatty Creek and Peel Tree Creek between 1793 and 1796. The first land deed record is in Volume 4, page 88, dated April 15, 1799 showing William Hayman ( Haymond ) Conveying to Charles and Mary Queen 90 Acres of land for $90.00 on Rooting Creek. Tax list in 1800 show Charles Queen owning 90 Acres and his son John Queen owning 158 Acres.
Charles Queen,Jr. is buried on the old homestead, East Of the Highway between Clarksburg and Buckhannon, now WV. RT. 20.
Children of C
3. i.   JOHN J.3 QUEEN, b. 1776, Hampshire County West VA.
4. ii.   ARMSTEAD QUEEN, b. 1777; d. 1847, Johnstown, Harrison County, Virginia.
  iii.   LEVI QUEEN, b. 1779.
5. iv.   SARAH H. QUEEN, b. 1780.
6. v.   CORNELIUS QUEEN, b. 1782; d. 1866.
7. vi.   MARY QUEEN, b. 1783; d. 1828.
  vii.   ELIZEBETH QUEEN, b. 1786.
  viii.   CHARLES QUEEN, b. 1790; d. Gallia County, Ohio.
  Notes for CHARLES QUEEN:
[Charels Queen Desendants.FTW]

John and Charles migrated to some place in the State of Ohio.
Charles was never married and died in Ohio.

  ix.   WILLIAM QUEEN, b. Aft. 1790.
8. x.   ELIZABETH HALEY QUEEN, b. May 29, 1774, Gnatty Creek, Monongalia County, VA; d. Abt. 1861, Pecks Run, Garrett County, Maryland.
  xi.   WILLIAM C. QUEEN, b. November 22, 1775, Gnatty Creek, West Augusta District, Virginia; d. February 02, 1882, Gnatty Creek, Harrison County, West Virginia; m. (1) MARGARET GREGORY, March 28, 1813; m. (2) MARGARET JEFFRIES, 1819, Harrison County Virginia.
  Notes for WILLIAM C. QUEEN:
[Charels Queen Desendants.FTW]

William C. Queen died on the family homestead, dates are not known.
There is a land warrant, no.6044, in book 6 page 253, for the sale of land to a Jos Johnson on October 18, 1817 and signed by Governor J. R. Poseton on October 26, 1819. Mr. Johnson took possesion in February 1820.

9. xii.   JOHN HALEY QUEEN, b. Abt. 1776, Gnatty Creek, Monongalia County, Virginia; d. Abt. 1824, Meigs County Ohio.
10. xiii.   LEVI L. QUEEN, b. Abt. 1779, Peel TreeCreek and Gnatty Creek , Monongalia County, VA.; d. Abt. 1850, Peel Tree, Harrison County, Virginia.

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