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Descendants of William Worrell

Generation No. 3


5. WILLIAM3 WORRELL (RICHARD2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1694. He married ANN SEAY in Isle of Wight County, VA.

Notes for W
ILLIAM WORRELL:
There is a William Worrell's will on file in Southampton County, VA, in 1765. That William's family includes wife Ann, and children Elizabeth, Richard, Benjamin, Nathan, William, Elizabeth (?), John, and Celah (Selah). Elizabeth married Dempsey Johnson of the Isle of Wight County Johnsons/Johnstons, and Celah married John Council abt 1753. This may be our correct branch or at least a branch of cousins. The names are too similar to later generations to pass them over, but I have not listed all the children here in this tree until I can pursue this further. This could be the son William mentioned in will of above William or son William of Richard and Dorcas below.
     
Child of W
ILLIAM WORRELL and ANN SEAY is:
11. i.   RICHARD4 WORRELL, b. 1696, Isle of Wight County, Virginia.


6. RICHARD SR.3 WORRELL (JOHN SR2, WILLIAM1)2 was born Abt. 1742, and died 1807 in Wayne County, North Carolina (Craven). He married SUSANNA. She died Aft. 1807.

Notes for R
ICHARD SR. WORRELL:
Will index records in Raleigh, NC, list Wife: Susanna; Sons: Isaiah and Richard; Daughters: Sally and Nancy; Executors: Isaiah and Richard Worrell; Witnesses: Stephen Peacock and Polly Peacock. Dated Oct. 9, 1807, Feb. Ct. 1808. (I assume Sally was a nickname for either Sarah or Mahala, but I don't know which one.)

There is a Richard Worrell listed in the 1790 Newbern District, Wayne County, NC, census, but I can't verify that it is our Richard. There were too many Richards, Johns, and Williams in these early generations! It is confusing.

November 2004 notes: At the Worrell reunion recently the conversation turned to the old story about someone in the family marrying an Indian. Ethel Allred reports that someone said it was a Tuscarora Indian in Alabama. I can not figure out who would be a likely Worrell candidate in Alabama unless Exum had a brother, Exum had a wife before he married Sarah Terry, or if the Indian connection is in Sarah Terry's family which I know almost nothing about. Sarah's mother could be a Martian for all I know. Sarah's mother seems the most likely candidate, in my uninformed opinion. If there was any family animosity (this is pure conjecture) about Indian-marrying, it would also explain why I have not been able to document a connection between Alexander and the rest of the Terry family that has been well researched. Given the general neglect of our paternal ancestors to tell us anything about the mothers' families in our family tree, I can hardly imagine the Indian story would have made it this far if it was very far back in a maternal line.
Since the Tuscaroras were run out of North Carolina, possibly the connection is farther back. Perhaps Isaiah's mother was the Indian? Susannah is not necessarily Isaiah's mother, for one thing, although she was Richard's wife at the time of his death. I think that Richard's mother Priscilla was a Peacock. Momma said Daddy always said there was an Indian in the family but she doesn't remember him saying anything specific. Too much is known about the McNair connections for it to be one of them. If it was in Mammy's family, the story would not be spreading in the John Worrell line. I have no idea where to look, and I have not had much luck searching for Tuscarora information on the internet, other than they were the latest addition to the Iroquois confederation, they fled north after they were run out of NC, and there are now a handful of them in upper New York.


Notes for S
USANNA:
The 1820 Wayne County, NC, census shows Worrell households of Needham #486, Richard #486, and Susanna #487. This must be Richard Jr. if Richard Sr. died in 1807.

The 1830 Wayne County, NC, census shows Worrell households James Jr., James Sr., Needham, Rebecca #518, and Susan #522


More About S
USANNA:
Census: 1820, Wayne County, North Carolina
     
Children of R
ICHARD WORRELL and SUSANNA are:
  i.   SRAH4 WORRELL.
  ii.   MAHALA WORRELL.
  iii.   NANCY WORRELL.
  iv.   RICHARD JR. WORRELL, b. Abt. 1784, Wayne County, North Carolina; d. Aft. 1830; m. ELIZABETH HOWELL.
  Notes for RICHARD JR. WORRELL:
Richard Worrell is listed in the 1820 Wayne County, NC, census, #486. Needham Worrell is also listed, 486. Susanna is listed, #487.

The 1830 census shows Needham Worrell, James Jr., James Sr., and Rebecca, #518 . Susan is in #522. Richard is not listed.

Wayne County, NC, Deed Book 10, Page 371, April 3, 1816: Richard Worrell and wife Elizabeth to George Herring for her one seventh part of the lands that descended to her as one of the heirs of Admiral Howell deceased which was alloted to his widow Sarah Howell as her dower April 3, 1816.

Richard is reported to have "moved to Indiana and was not thereafter heard from." His wife's family was from Wayne County, NC. "On April 3, 1816, Richard and Elizabeth sold land on the east side of Little River in Wayne Co., part of the estate of [Admiral] Howell. On Sept. 19, 1817, he sold lands on the south side of the old plantation formerly belonging to Richard Worrell Sr., deceased, and willed to Richard by him. On Feb. 16, 1825, Richard and Elizabeth sold lands inherited by her from Daniel Howell. Finally, on April 23, 1828 and Feb. 28, 1829, Richard sold land on the south side of Nahanta, Crane Pond [the Worrell family graveyard excepted]. It must have been about this time that Richard departed for Indiana, for he was not enumerated in the Wayne County census of 1830."

Wayne Co. deed book 10 page 371, April 3, 1816: Richard Worrell and wife Elizabeth to George Herring for her one seventh part of the lands that descended to her as one of the heirs of Admiral Howell deceased which was alloted to his widow Sarah Howell as her dower April 3, 1816. [Note that John Howell was a witness on John Worrell's will 1788]


  More About RICHARD JR. WORRELL:
Census: 1820, Wayne County, North Carolina

12. v.   ISAIAH WORRELL, b. 11 May 1785, Wayne County, North Carolina; d. Aft. 1860, Lebanon, Hinds County, Mississippi.


7. WILLIAM3 WORRELL (JOHN SR2, WILLIAM1)3 was born Abt. 1744, and died 1816 in Wayne County, North Carolina. He married RACHEL.

Notes for W
ILLIAM WORRELL:
It is very possible that I have attached these children to the wrong William Worrell. I am including them here based on William's birth date and assumed connection to Richard.
     
Children of W
ILLIAM WORRELL and RACHEL are:
  i.   EDEA4 WORRELL, b. Bef. 1816; d. Bef. 1816.
  Notes for EDEA WORRELL:
Or Edith


  ii.   SAMSON WORRELL, d. 1821.
  iii.   STEPHEN WORRELL, b. Bef. 1770; d. Aft. 1840, Jefferson County, Georgia.
13. iv.   JOHN WORRELL, b. 1802.
  v.   ARIES WORRELL.
  vi.   ALEXANDER WORRELL, b. Bef. 1770; d. Aft. 1840, Jefferson County, Georgia.
  vii.   JAMES WORRELL, b. 1809; d. 17 March, Wayne County, North Carolina.


8. PRISSILLA3 WORRELL (JOHN SR2, WILLIAM1) was born 1745, and died 1805. She married JOHN PEACOCK 1760 in Wayne County, North Carolina, son of JOHN PEACOCK and PATIENCE?. He was born 1740 in Virginia, and died 1829 in Wayne County, North Carolina.

Notes for P
RISSILLA WORRELL:
Note that Stephen and Polly Peacock are listed as witnesses on Prissilla's brother Richard Worrell Sr.'s will of 1807. I don't know their connection to John and Prissilla Worrell Peacock. Prissilla's mother Prissilla (wife of John Worrell) is believed to be a Peacock.

Notes for J
OHN PEACOCK:
From the DAR Lineage Book: John Peacock (1740-1829) served as private in Col. John Patten's regiment of North Carolina. He was born in VA, died in Wayne County, NC.

John Peacock also married Elizabeth Bishop. John has several children, but I'm not sure which children belong to Elizabeth and which to Priscilla. "Lame John" is the only one I am fairly sure was Priscilla Worrell's child. Daughter Rebecca married John Worrell, so I have listed her as Priscilla's daughter even though I don't know for sure if she was. Priscilla has been reported by some researchers to be the mother of all of John's children.
     
Children of P
RISSILLA WORRELL and JOHN PEACOCK are:
  i.   REBECCA4 PEACOCK, m. JOHN WORRELL.
  More About REBECCA PEACOCK:
Census: 1830, Wayne County, North Carolina

  Notes for JOHN WORRELL:
I am not sure how this John Worrell fits into the Wayne County family.

14. ii.   JOHN 'LAME JOHN' PEACOCK, b. 1760, Dobbs County, North Carolina; d. 30 April 1828, Wayne County, North Carolina.


9. BENJAMIN3 WORRELL (JOHN SR2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1746, and died Bet. 1825 - 1830 in Columbus County, North Carolina. He married MARY.
     
Children of B
ENJAMIN WORRELL and MARY are:
  i.   ELIJAH4 WORRELL, d. 1832, Columbus County, North Carolina.
  ii.   BENJAMIN JR. WORRELL.
  Notes for BENJAMIN JR. WORRELL:
Real Estate 160 in 1858 in Henry Co, AL.


15. iii.   DEMPSEY WORRELL, b. 1775, Isle of Wight County, Virginia; d. 1850, Columbus County, North Carolina.
  iv.   AMELIA WORRELL.
  v.   POLLY WORRELL.
  vi.   DELILA WORRELL.
  vii.   PERSIA WORRELL.


10. ELIZABETH3 WORRELL (JOHN SR2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1748 in Johnston County, North Carolina. She married VAUGHN HILBURN Bef. 1767.

Notes for V
AUGHN HILBURN:
Fourth of six children is Woodward A. Hilburn -- Posted by Robert Edwards at Hilburn forum. Children unproven. Other children listed in multiple posts by jeannie at Hilburn forum.

Vaughn's ancestry: possibly son of John who started showing up in NC records in 1754, son of Vaughn of Isle of Wight County, VA, son of John died bef. 1736. Earliest Hilburn records in Virginia 1722. Quaker Hilburns in PA and NJ earlier. Quaker Hilburns from England late 1600s. Will of John Vaughn of Isle of Wight County, VA, mentions Vaughn Hilburn as an heir. Connections unproven. [Posted by jeannie at Hilburn forum.]

I'm not sure of any these connections for Elizabeth Worrell but it gives a place to start for anyone who wants to pursue it further. Other researchers have spelled her name Worrel.
     
Children of E
LIZABETH WORRELL and VAUGHN HILBURN are:
  i.   JOHN4 HILBURN, b. 1767, Dobbs County, North Carolina.
  ii.   VAUGHN HILBURN, b. 1769, Dobbs County, North Carolina.
  iii.   BENJAMIN HILBURN, b. 1774, Dobbs County, North Carolina; d. Alabama.
  iv.   LUKE OR WOODWARD? HILBURN, b. Abt. 1775.
  v.   HENRY FRANCIS HILBURN, b. 1776, Dobbs County, North Carolina; d. Alabama; m. NANCY SIKES.
  vi.   JAMES HILBURN, b. 1780, Wayne County, North Carolina.
  Notes for JAMES HILBURN:
In the war of 1812 James served with Moores Bruinswick Regiment, NC Militia, as a Lieutenant (roll box 99/roll extract 602). There are dozens of deed transactions for Hilburn/Hilbourne in the 1800s for Bladen County, NC.





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