Notes for Marmaduke Etheridge: Marmaduke Etheridge, a physician who was assassinated in 1829 in Wilcox County, Alabama, came to Alabama from Robeson County, North Carolina. He was born Marmaduke Boon of parents unknown, but used the Etheridge surname as his own for many years. Family legend says that he was a son of Revolutionary War soldier William Etheridge, but the LWT of WIlliam Etheridge does not verify that claim. Marmaduke married ca 1804 Abigail Broom, daughter of Rev War soldier Mark Broom and Elizabeth Copeland, of Robeson Co NC. Marmaduke bought and sold land under the Eth(e)ridge name for several years. In 1811, Marmaduke Boon, of Robeson Co, petitioned the NC General Assembly for a legal change of name from Marmaduke Boon to Marmaduke Ethridge. This was after he and Abigail had four children and were preparing to depart NC for AL. Dr."Duke" Ethridge left many descendants in AL and MS who will want to look anew at their Ethridge ancestry. Contact NC Archives re Laws of NC, passed in the 1811 Session of the General Assembly, p. 41, Article CXII for verification of this name change.
From "The Ethridge Family & Allied Kin" (Wm. N. Ethridge II, May 1, 1966): The following is a reply to a letter written by W.N. Ethridge II, from Columbus, MS, to Mrs. James Holley, of Jacksonville, FL, 7/10/13. It was signed "M.S. Holley", who is one and the same as Martha Ann Etheridge Holley. At the time of writing the letter, she was 75 years old. In an accompanying family chart sent and returned by her, she filled in the name of Marmaduke Ethridge's father as "William or James". All statements as to Marmaduke Etheridge family were verified by records. "I know of no record concerning [my great grandparents], excepting our great grandfather was an Englishman... I have no record of births or marriages of my grandparents. Grandmother's name was Abigail Broom. They left North Carolina when my father (Mark) was 12 year of age, and came to Monroe County, Alabama. I know not how long he (they) lived there. The next move was to Wilcox county, wher he (Marmaduke Etheridge) died in 1829 or 1830. [Grandfather's children were:] Marmaduke, who died in Louisiana; Elizabeth, who married Arthur Watson--they died in LA; mark, who married Mrs. Stuart--both died in Mississippi; solomon, who married Miss Lister--both died in MS; Isaac, who married Ann Collum--both died in MS; Agigail, who married Willis Collum--both died in LA; Sarah, who married Arthur Ingram--both died in MS; John, who married ann M. Davison--both died in MS." [Letter was dated July 15, 1913] Other sources of information regarding this generation include: North Carolina Patent Record book 112, Page 68, for Brunswick County lands; Robeson County, NC, Deed Book "K", Page 68; Deed Book "T", Page 9; and Probate Record Book 2, Pages 60,69,70,114, 115, 136, 150, 156, 208, 252, 365 and 432 of Wilcox County, Alabama; Judge George hamilton Ethridge's "My Ancesstry"; the sons and daughters of Marmaduke Etheridge changed the spelling of the surname from "Etheridge" to "Ethridge. Abigail Broom is shown by Robeson County, NC, records to have been a daughter of Mark Broom. In Deed Record "P", Page 204, of the Robeson County, NC Land Records, Marmaduke Etheridge is designated as "Planter", Marmaduke lived in Lumberton, NC, until he moved on to Alabama, whe4r he died and was buried. On 9/7/1797, an entry on 50 acres of land in Brunswick County, NC, was made to Marmaduke Etheridge. On 12/10/1800, a patent to him was issued thereon by the State of NC (as one of the original 13 states and sovereign in its land rights)--Patent Book 112, Page 68. There's a lot more info--including data on several land purchases by Marmaduke Etheridge--I have on this, and I'll see what I can do that will not be extraordinarily time consuming to get it on this genforum site. He married Abigail Broom, daughter of Mark Broom, of Robeson County, NC, about 1804. Mark Broom died between 11/2/1794 and 1/1/1796, leaving his widow, who shortly thereafter married Henry Livermore, and two daughters, Elizabeth and Sarah. Elizabeth married John Biggs, and Sarah married Stephen Combo, on 10/23, 1799. [Marriage Record Book, Page 15.] Marmaduke Ethridge II married Susan O'Gwin. They had seven (7) children: Mary Jane (married Hardy Powell Chisholm; Thomas Wiggins); Ellen; William; Susan Caroline (married __________ Holley--parents of James); Hardy; Abigail (married Thompson Wiggins); and Margaret (married Uzziah Talbert). [Sources: The Johh Ethridge family Bible; letter from Martha ann Ethridge Holley, wife of James Holley, daughter of Mark and Sallie Stuart Ethridge, and niece of Marmaduke Ethridge (dated 7/15/1913); and a letter from James Holley to George h. Ethridge (4/19/1928). james Holley was a grandson of Marmaduke and Susan Ethridge, his mother being Susan Caroline Ethridge Holley.
William N. Ethridge IV also responds in 143: From "The Ethridge Family & Allied Kin" (1966): " William Etheridge of Virginia (1745-1819) married Judith Marmaduke in 1768. Judith died in 1816, and three years later (1819) William died. Although documentary evidence is not available to prove this, considerable circumstantial evidence and family tradition show that one of the children of William and Judith Marmaduke Etheridge was Marmaduke Etheridge, born between 1769 and 1776." Note [see adjacent followup message] that the family "tradition" includes that of his granddaughter, Mrs. Martha Ann Ethridge Holley. Marmaduke was buying and selling land for several years PRIOR to 1811--land transaction (patent) records of 9/7/1797, 12/3/1800, 5/10/1808, and 12/25/1809 verify these transactions. An extract from a letter, dated 4/12/51, from Dr. W. C. Etheridge, a member of the faculty of the University of Missouri: "[William Etheridge (1745-1838) and Judith Marmaduke Etheridge (1740-1816)] had three sons--William, Marmaduke and Silas, my great grandfather. This was told me by my grandfather, Daniel (Valentine) Ethridge, who also showed me Grandmother Judith's grave." And: "My grandfather, Daniel Valentine Ethridge (1812-1899, was the son of Silas. Grandfather told me all of this and so did my father, Daniel Warren Etheridge. So this verifies one Marmaduke, and his time is ripe for identification as your Marmaduke. He would be my great-great uncle." This information would seem to, at the very least, substantially degrade the possibility that Marmaduke was not an Ethridge. When these letter and wills, etc., are read fully, in context, there is no doubt that Marmaduke's and his sibling's direct descendents did not even conceive of the possibility of his not being an Ethridge, for he was "Uncle" or "Great Uncle" or "Grandfather." The validity of his brotherhood with William and Silas was woven into the very fabric of the multifarious relationships Ethridge descendents have with each other.
And Helen Odum HARRELL responds in postings 150 and 151: Re Abigail Broom: She was the daughter of Rev War soldier Mark Broom and Elizabeth Copeland, daughter of Rev War soldier John Copeland. After Mark Broom died, his widow Elizabeth married NOT Henry Livermore, but rather Henry SIZEMORE. The author of "Ethridge and Allied Kin" seems to have misread the name. Henry Sizemore is listed frequently in Robeson Co NC deeds and court records in connection with the Copeland family, and also with his wife Elizabeth Sizemore "widow of Mark Broom." I have a copy of Ethridge and Allied Kin. I have read all the deeds of Robeson Co NC,pertaining to Ethridge and Broom, first on microfilm and later in a personal visit to the courthouse in the county. The Mrs. Holley who wrote the letter was an older sister of my grandmother, Sallie Ingram (Ethridge) Stuart. I have added the name of Rev. War soldiers Mark Broom and William Ethridge to my list of NSDAR ancestors, as well as the name of Willis Ethridge who was a proven patriot. For years, I have read and believed all the Ethridge histories tracing back to the beginning of the colonies. About two years ago, however, I was told that Marmaduke Ethridge had obtained a legal change of name. I was sure that such an event had not happened. Upon contacting the NC State Archives, I was furnished a certified document stating that Marmaduke Boon of Robeson Co. had petitioned the legislature for a change of name, and henceforth would be legally named Marmaduke Ethridge. How can we explain the petition of Marmaduke Boon, and the subsequent legal action of the NC legislature?? I cannot explain, but I have cited the source of the legislative action. Any one can obtain the document from Raleigh NC for $5.
See 1800 Edgefield Co. census, Lewis ETHRIDGE (grandfather of Aaron in the 1840 Kemp census) living beside an Allen BOON. Gideon STEPHENS, son in law of Jeremiah DUNCAN is on the same page.
The only other ETHERIDGES that Rootsweb gives as being from Robeson Co. are Cheraw and descend down a parallel line from the same line that Marmaduke was supposed to descend: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/ cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=familyties&id=I13054 Thomas ETHERIDGE b. 1604 m. Christina YATES Thomas ETHERIDGE b. 1645 m. Eleanor BRIGHT b. 1645 VA Thomas ETHEERIDGE b. 1671 Norfolk VA m. Jane b. 1670, in Cheraw lands NC Lemuel ETHERIDGE b. 1688 Norfolk 1/2 Cheraw m. Mary BUTT b. 1688 VA Children: Abiah b. 1703 m. Solomon BUTT; Atty b. 1704 (a daughter was born in Robeson) m. Sarah BUTT; Ethelred b. 1705; Martha b. 1706 m. Henry BUTT; Anna b. 1731 Robeson Co. NC. m. Edward STRONG 1762 Robeson. (Note here that Lewis ETHERIDGE of Edgefield Co., his father Caleb ETHEREDGE had as a sister Tabitha ETHERIDGE b. 1691 in VA. Tabitha ETHERIDGE married Radford BUTT b. 1690. Their children were Sarah BUTT b. 1720 and Joshua BUTT b. 1737 in Norfolk. Sarah BUTT married Atty EHERIDGE b. 1704 in VA. This Atty ETHERIDGE was a son of Lemuel ETHERIDGE and Mary BUTT above! So Lewis ETHERIDGE does indeed tie in with Robeson ETHERIDGE/BUTTS. Continuing with Henry BUTT and Martha ETHERIDGE's children: Alsey BUTT b. 1720 VA m. John THOMPSON Henry Butt THOMPSON b. 1750 Nash Co. NC d. 1826 Greene Co. AL (Choctaw Nation East) m. Francis NICHOLAS white, and Margaret MCCOY Choctaw-Chicasaw in 1787 Robeson and Flora MCLEAN 1799 in Robeson. He had children through 1807 in Robeson then in 1809 was in Twiggs Co. GA and then 1812 in Greene Co. AL. (Rebecca THOMPSON b. 1807 to MCLEAN, married John Aston POWELL 1826 Greene Co. AL and died 1875 Kemper Co. MS. Her 3nd husband was William B. COBB). John Nicholas THOMPSON b. 1786 by Henry and NICHOLAS m. Mary Elizabeth SEWELL b. Duplin NC. Married 1807 Robeson NC Thomas Sewell THOMPSON b. 1812 Twiggs Co. GA m. Frances H. FINCH b. 1811 TN. maarried in Greene Co. AL 1833 John Armstrong THOMPSON m. Margaret Ora Anna BOYD b. 1834 AL John William "Whistling Bill" Thompson b. 1853 Pike Co. AL married Lucy Jane BROOM. Her parents were Henry David BROOM b. 1831 SC and Julia Ann DOVER b. Habersham Co. GA. Henry David's parents were John BROOM and Margaret HEAD. The Thompsons made their way out to Carthage, Panola Co. TX.
Henry Butt THOMPSON, son of Henry BUTT and Margaret MCCOY, was born 1788 in Robeson. He married Drucscilla JACKSON b. 1789 in SC in 1810 BALDWIN Co. GA. (The family of LEWIS ETHERIDGE was in BALDWIN at this time.) Druscilla was Choctaw. He married a 2nd wife (polygamus), Priscilla JACKSON 1813 in Sumpter Co. AL. A son by Druscilla was Benjamin Jackson THOMPSON . 1812 who married Sarah Menefee DAVIS 1839 in Akron, AL. She was born 1818 in Autauga Co. AL. John Duncan THOMPSON b. 1810 and son of Henry Butt TOMPSON and Druscilla, married Rachel LACKEY then Sarah SHINPOCK 1815 in Limestone Co.AL. Archibald THOMPSON, son of Henry BUTT THOMPSON and Margaret MCCOY, married Elizabeth JACKSON 1824 in Greene Co. AL and was in Marengo Co. AL by 1829 (1824 Marengo CO. MS). http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/ cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=familyties&id=I00478 NOTE that Lewis ETHERIDGE's son CALEB (of Edgefield) died in Marengo Co. AL., father of Aaron who lived near Marmaduke BOON ETHERIDGE. pg. 22 KEMPER Mark POWELL same page as Isaac. - - - - 1 / - - - 1 page 19 is John POWELL. previous page: archibald ABERCROMBIE Claiborne PERRY C R WOLF Philips WOLF Jessie B? James Jones Araon ETHERIDGE Benjamin SMITH - - - - 1 / - - - - 1 John J. WOLF John W. BEADOW by 1850 is with William B. COBB Father: Lemuel THOMPSON b: ABT. 1756 in Robeson County, North Carolina Mother: Patience BRASWELL b: ABT. 1770 in Nash County, North Carolina Marriage 1 Mary Alford THOMPSON b: ABT. 1801 in Robeson County, North Carolina Married: ABT. 1811 Children Lucy THOMPSON b: 5 FEB 1812 in Robeson County, North Carolina Elizabeth Eliza THOMPSON b: ABT. 1813 in Robeson County, North Carolina m. David REVELS b. 1827. Elisha REVELS family p. 164 1810 Robeson census is all free other) Mary THOMPSON b: ABT. 1813 in Robeson County, North Carolina Julia Jane THOMPSON b: ABT. 1814 in Robeson County, North Carolina Sarah THOMPSON b: ABT. 1816 in Robeson County, North Carolina Patience THOMPSON b: ABT. 1818 in Robeson County, North Carolina
Children of Marmaduke and Abigail: Marmaduke b. 1800; Harriet b. 1802; Sarah Elizabeth b. 1804; Mark b. 1807; Solomon b. 1809; Isaac b. 1812 m. Ann COLLUM b. 1819 GA, daughter of David COLLUM and Elizabeth SMITH below; Abigail b. 1815 m. William James COLLUM 1831 in Wilcox Co. GA, son of David COLLUM b. 1775 in NC and Elizabeth SMITH b. 1780 in NC. Children by Sarah, second wife, married 1821 Wilcox Co: John b. 1821 Monroe Co. AL. Isaac m. Rachel Wolfe.
More About Marmaduke Etheridge: Record Change: January 01, 2004
More About Marmaduke Etheridge and Abigail Broom: Marriage: October 31, 1831, Wilcox County, Alabama.
Children of Marmaduke Etheridge and Abigail Broom are:
+Abigail Etheridge, b. 1815, North Carolina, d. January 25, 1893, Red River Parish, Louisiana.