Selected Families and Individuals


Patrick RILEY 1 was born in 1740 in Antrim, Ireland. He died in 1823 in Laurens, South Carolina. Patrick married Alice Ann ENGLISH 1.

Some have attributed a Joseph Riley (b. abt 1790, Laurens Co., SC) as a son of Patrick and Ann.  However, this does not appear to be substantiated.

Alice Ann ENGLISH 1 was born in 1743 in Ireland. She died in Laurens, South Carolina. Alice married Patrick RILEY 1.

Alternate name of Anne English possible (OneWorldTree).


Nathaniel CARROLL. Nathaniel married Ann ROBERTSON 1.

An alternate wife is given for Nathaniel CARROLL (and she having the same children, to include Henrietta).  The alternate wife is Henrietta WEBB, b. 1803 (SC), d. 1870 (MS). The most likely spouse to which Henrietta was born is

Ann ROBERTSON [Parents] 1 was born in 1799 in Tennessee. She died in 1839. Ann married Nathaniel CARROLL.

Low confidence in this being the correct person...note that prior generations are linked from Ann ROBERTSON and therefore are suspect as well.

They had the following children.

  F i Lucinda M CARROLL was born about 1822.

Duncan ROBERTSON 1.

He had the following children.

  F i Ann ROBERTSON was born in 1799. She died in 1839.

Harmon NEWSUM 1 was born in 1792 in North Carolina. He died in Feb 1826 in Greene Co., Alabama. Harmon married Lucy MADISON 1 in 1812.

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OneWorldTree Entry:
DEATH: File #110 Probate Rec, Greene Co, AL. Inventory of Estatedated 9 Feb 1826.

GUARDIANSHIP OF CHILDREN: Will Rec Bk B, 1827-1841, Greene Co, AL,dated 12 Oct 1829. Meddes Thatch/Thach, guardian. Copies of courtrecords in possession of V Hagen.
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Lucy MADISON [Parents] 1 was born in 1792 in Greene Co., Alabama. She died in 1851 in Clarke Co., Mississippi. Lucy married Harmon NEWSUM 1 in 1812.

Alternate birth location and date given: 1797 in Tennessee (OneWorldTree).

They had the following children.

  F i Elizabeth A. "Betsy" NEWSUM was born on 7 Jun 1818. She died on 11 Jul 1897.

John MADISON 1.

He had the following children.

  F i Lucy MADISON was born in 1792. She died in 1851.

Samuel BRASHIER 1 was born about 1774 2 in Greenville District, South Carolina 2. He died on 17 Nov 1822 2 in Greenville District, South Carolina 2. Samuel married Mary Polly UNKNOWN 1.

Alternate individual available from OneWorldTree. Samuel Brashears b. 1750, Prince Georges, MD; d. 17 Nov 1822, Greenville, SC.

Mary Polly UNKNOWN 1 was born in South Carolina. Mary married Samuel BRASHIER 1.

They had the following children.

  F i Christian BRASHER was born about 1800. She died after 1860.

Unknown CARPENTER. Unknown married Mary SMITH.

Mary SMITH [Parents] was born about 1813 in Lawrence Co., Mississippi. She died 1, 2 after 1860 in Yazoo Co., Mississippi. Mary married Unknown CARPENTER.

Other marriages:
DOUGLASS, Jeptha

Mary remarried (a CARPENTER) after the murder of her husband. Her second husband apparently married her only to obtain her property; he threw her and her children out.  A granddaughter is Midge Eldgridge of Memphis, Tennessee. (Camella M. Butts, 23 October 1997).  Carpenter sold his wife's property and deserted the family.  She died in Yazoo County, Misssissippi (Camilla M. Butts 1991, A Gathering of Cousins - Madison, Sullivan, Raymond, Douglas, and Related Families, pp. 318 and 321).

- It is noted from the 1830 US Census that an Owen Carpenter is listed on the same page as Mary's first husband, Jeptha (and he is approximately the same age as Jeptha); might he be Mary's second husband?

- 1860 Mississippi census, Attala County p. 98, T13 R8, Post Office Center, 14 August 1860, dwelling 593, family 654. Mary CARPENTER. Also in household are Elizabeth Douglass 14, Eli S. Douglass 12, and Susan Douglass 6.

Death location from individual entry in OneWorldTree.


Elijah Calvin SMITH [Parents] 1 was born in 1786 in North Carolina. He died in 1872 in Sontag, Lawrence Co., Mississippi. He was buried in Near Sontag, Lawrence Co., Mississippi 1. Elijah married 2, 3 Mary Polly RULE 1 on 9 Jul 1805 in Adams Co., Mississippi.

The following is from a book by Edgar Lamar Douglas, "The John Douglass Family of Mississippi," published 1962:
   "One of the earliest settlers in Lawrence County (Mississippi) was Eli Smith who lived a few miles west of Tryus.  He had accumulated a large amount of land in western Lawrence County, which is today a part of Lincoln County.  As new settlers arrived he sold or leased this land to them."  (Three of Eli's daughter's married the sons of John Douglas, who had settled Eli's land).
   "Eli Smith never left Lawrence County.  He and his wife were buried near their home, which is only a short distance from Sontag, Mississippi."

Died in Sontag, Lawrence County, Mississippi (Camilla M. Butts 1991, A Gathering of Cousins - Madison, Sullivan,
Raymond, Douglas, and Related Families, pp. 318 and 321).

Mary Polly RULE [Parents] 1 was born in 1792 in North Carolina. She died in 1871 in Mississippi. She was buried in Near Sontag, Lawrence Co., Mississippi 1. Mary married 2, 3 Elijah Calvin SMITH 1 on 9 Jul 1805 in Adams Co., Mississippi.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary SMITH was born about 1813. She died after 1860.
  F ii Priscilla SMITH.
  F iii Anna SMITH was born on 18 May 1822.

Thomas RULE 1.

He had the following children.

  F i Mary Polly RULE was born in 1792. She died in 1871.

John SMITH 1 was born about 1750 in Goochland, Virginia. He died in 1808 in Wampee, Marion, South Carolina. John married Indian UNKNOWN 1.

Indian UNKNOWN 1. Indian married John SMITH 1.

Thought to be a Cherokee Indian (per Robert E. STONE). This is corroborative with the Indian nation locations in an 1820 map of the United States. The Cherokee Nation covered present day northern Georgia and western North Carolina. (Their son, Elijah Calvin SMITH was born in North Carolina).

They had the following children.

  M i Elijah Calvin SMITH was born in 1786. He died in 1872.

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