Selected Families and Individuals

Michael LOONEY [Parents] 1 was born about 1751 in Augusta, Virginia. He died on 12 Nov 1827 in Hawkins, Tennessee. He was buried in Looney Cemetery, Knox County, Tennessee. Michael married Temperance CROSS 2 in 1776 in Botetourt, Virginia.

*****Following from  Sandra Walls, at OneWorldTree *********
Michael's oldest daughter, Margaret Looney Rice was the grandmother of Georgia's most famous Governor, Joe W. Brown (OneWorldTree).

The government furnished the marker for Michael Looney, Sr. of Hawkins County, Tennessee. His last name was misspelled. On the army roster at the time of the Revolutionary War, it was spelled as Luney instead of correctly as Looney. Michael Looney served as a militiaman, a private in Capt. Henry Pauling's Co., Botetourt County, Virginia, at the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774---see Annals of Southwestern Va by L.P. Summers, page 1415, verified by # 287315 Place of residence durning the Revolutionary War was in Botetourt County, Virginia.
Fought at the Battle of Pleasant Point, Veteran of Lord Dunmore War. A Historical Monument erected at his grave. (OneWorldTree)

Margaret LOONEY b: 1777 in Stanley Valley, Hawkins County, Tennessee
John LOONEY b: 2 Oct 1779 in Hawkins County, Tennesse
Mary Ann LOONEY b: 14 Jan 1781 in Stanley Valley, Hawkins County, Tennessee
Rachel LOONEY b: 1782 in Hawkins County, Tennesse
Peter LOONEY b: 1783 in Hawkins County, Tennesse
William M. LOONEY b: 1785 in Stanley Valley, Hawkins County, Tennessee
Michael LOONEY b: 1787 in Hawkins County, Tennesse
Andrew LOONEY b: 1789 in Hawkins County, Tennesse
Absalom David LOONEY b: 5 Mar 1790 in Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tennesse
Benjamin LOONEY b: 1792 in Stanley Valley, Hawkins County, Tennesse
Robert LOONEY b: 1795 in Stanley Valley, Hawkins County, Tennesse
Coleman LOONEY b: 1797 in Hawkins County, Tennesse

******Following from I Shields, at OneWorldTree **********

Michael 3 Looney, first child listed in the will of his father Absalom 2 Looney, was born say 1751. From the 1830 census of Hawkins County, Ten., he was born 1765 +/- 5 and his wife was listed in the same age group and it must be remembered that his father had a family in 1753 or 1754.
Michael was in Captain Henry Pauling's Company as No. 30 on the list of those present at the Battle of Point Pleasant, W. Va. in 1774; also in Lord Dunmore's Wat, [War wbl] 1775. Descendants say he claimed Revolutionary War service. His name on the monument at Point Pleasant is spelled Mical Luney. (Hist. of W. Va.): D.A.R. Nos. 287313 and 290259.)

(William 6 Gaines Looney, son of James 5 Gaines Looney, in his MSS says Michael 3 reported himself born in Hagerstown, Md. in 1743. It is established that Robert 1 and Elizabeth Looney lived on the Virginia side of the Potomac River not far from Haberstown from ca. 1735 to ca 1740, and it has been reported that Michael possessed one or more old school books that appeared to have been used at Hagerstown. This may be the source of a tradition that the family came to Virginia from Maryland. Some of Michael's uncles may have attended a school at Hagerstown, but in view of census records the idea that Michael was born as early as 1743 must be rejected.)

Descendants say Michael m. in 1890 [1790 wbl] in Botetourt Co, Va., Temperance Cross, daughter of Brittain and Miss____(Cole) Cross, the mother of Brittain Cross being a Miss ____Lane. Tempa is said to have told a different tale: That she ran away from home and followed her lover on a later boat from Ireland but never found him. She worked 3 years at 12 1/2 cents a day to pay for her passage and after that soon met Michael. They probably married somewhat earlier that 1780, say ca 1778, because their 2d child was born 14 January 1781. It is said that Michael brought from Virginia only his gun, and "Tempa" her spinning wheel. They settled on the east fork of big Creek, ca 13 miles east of Rogersville in Stanley's valley, Hawkins County, in what is now East Tennessee. In August 1788 he purchased from Michael Edwards, at 12 1/2 cents per acre, a Stanley claim of 250 acres and a cabin, adjoining McMurray and David Gamble. Some say the purchase price was "a span of horses" or "a spotted horse and a long butcher knife." ) Hawkins Deed 1, p.) The old 2-story log house is said to date from 1782 or 1784.

In 1783 Michael with his younger brother Jonathan and their 1st cousin Benjamin 3 Looney (Robert2), aged ca 32, 22, and 35 years, went on a long hunting trip in Kentucky on which Jonathan was captured and Benjamin killed by Indians near Cumberland Gap. (See Robert 2 Looney, Jr. Branch.)

In 1793 absalom 3 and Michael 3 Looney testified in a suit, Simmons vs Tillery and Wilson, Washington District of Tenn. The land in question was on big Creek, Hawkins County, and they proved that Wilson paid 2 horses, seemingly on 1 Sept. 1787 (Bk, 1, page 276, Overton Co., Tenn., records).

In November 1779 Wm. McGraw's judgement vs. Benjamin Looney (Michael's youngest brother) was recorded, and his 158 acres on the north side of Holston river and north side of Big Creek, adjoining Evan Shelby, was sold 22 February 1800. In May 1800 Michael 3 Looney received sheriff's deed for the place.

On 16 April 1808 land on Big Creek was deeded to Michael Looney and the witnesses were Benjamin Looney and A. Looney, Probably Michael's kinsmen Benjamin 4 and Sheriff Absalom 4, sons of Benjamin 3 (Robert 2 Jr), both of whom lived in Stanley Valley at that time.

Michael made a deed to his son John in 1827, to son Absalom 18 May 1829, and to Benjamin Jr in 1830.

Michael 3 is said to have been 5 feet 10 inches in height and to have braided his hair in a queue. James 5 Houston Looney (1828-1900), grandson, said he remembered Michael's death about 1836 to 1839. Miss Sallie Eugenia Brown said he died 1 January 1839. She further says that he died at the home of his son Benjamin on the old home place where Michael had gone to live after Tempa's death. They are buried in the "old Looney grave yard, high up the mountain, on the old place."

Upon reference to census records one finds that in the a 1830 census Michael and a female in same age group are listed as 70-80 (i.e. b. 1755 +/- 5) and are living alone except for a male slave.


Temperance CROSS 1 was born in 1755 in Ireland. She died before 1840 in Stanley Valley, Hawkins, Tennessee. She was buried in Looney Cemetery, Knox, Tennessee. Temperance married Michael LOONEY 2 in 1776 in Botetourt, Virginia.

Absalom LOONEY [Parents] 1 was born about 1729 in Isle Of Man, England. He died on 28 Sep 1791 in Botetourt, Virginia. Absalom married Margaret Eleanor ROWLAND (MOORE) 2 in 1750 in Botetourt, Virginia.

Margaret Eleanor ROWLAND (MOORE) 1 was born in 1730 in Augusta, Virginia. She died in 1799 in Botetourt, Virginia. Margaret married Absalom LOONEY 2 in 1750 in Botetourt, Virginia.

They had the following children.

  M i Michael LOONEY was born about 1751. He died on 12 Nov 1827.

Robert LOONEY [scrapbook] 1 was born in 1692 in Ballagilley Farm, Maughold, Isle Of Man, England. He died on 14 Sep 1769 in Augusta, Virginia. Robert married Elizabeth STOVER (BARABAR) in 1715 in Ballagilley Farm, Maughold, Isle Of Man, England.

All the following from Barbara Anne Hearne OneWorldTree entry:
Name: Robert LOONEY
Sex: M
Birth: ABT 1692 in Ballagilley Farm, Maughold Parish, Isle of Man, Ireland/England
Death: 14 SEP 1769 in Looney's Mill Creek, Botetorte Co., VA
Burial: SEP 1769 Reed Creek, Botetorte Co., VA
Occupation: A Manx farmer from Ballagilley, Maughold Parish, Isle of Man
Occupation: Farmer
Occupation: Ran Looney's Ferry & Looney's Mill (Looney's Creek flows into the James River)
Will: 13 NOV 1770 Will probated in Botetorte Co., VA
Event: Event 1735 Entered the Quaker Colony of VA with Alexander Ross and Morgan Bryan of PA
Event: Event 12 NOV 1735 Received a Patent fron the Crown, George ll for 294 acres
Event: Event 30 JUL 1742 400 acres on "Lunnie's" Mill Creek
Immigration: 1731 To the Colonies
Probate: 14 SEP 1769 Botetorte Co., VA, Book A, p. 03
Reference Number: 5604

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Name: Robert LOONEY
Given Name: Robert
Surname: Looney
Sex: M
Birth: Abt 1692 in Ballagilley Farm, Maughold Parish, Isle Of Mann, Ireland/England
Death: 14 Sep 1769 in Looney's Mill Cr., Botetourte County, Virginia
Burial: Sep 1769 Botetourte County, Virginia, Reed Creek, Virginia
Reference Number: 1461
Event: Fact 1 Was A Manx Farmer From Ballagilley, Maughold Parish, Isle Of MAN
Will: 13 Nov 1770 Will Probated In Botetourt County, Virginia
Event: Fact 2 1735 Entered The Quaker Colony Of Virginia With Alexander Ross And Morgan Bryan Of Pennsylvania
Event: Fact 3 12 Nov 1735 Recieved A Patent From The Crown, George The 2ND For 294 Acres
Event: Fact 4 30 Jul 1742 400 Acres On "Lunie S" Mill Creek
Immigration: 1731 Immigrated To The Colonies
Event: [Name]Occupation Farmer, Ran Looney's Ferry And Looney's Mill
Probate: 14 Sep 1769 Botetourte Co., VA, Book A, P. 3
Change Date: 27 Mar 2002 at 08:26
In about 1724, Robert and Elizabeth Looney came to America from the Isle of Man, Great Britain, with their family, settling first in Philadelphia, PA and later in colonial Maryland. Soon thereafter they moved west to the new frontier and settled in Augusta County, Virginia on the James River. There on Looney Creek, Robert and Elizabeth raised their family, established the first ferry crossing of the James River, built a mill, grew crops and raised livestock. Due to the constant conflict between France and England, as well as the threat of Indian attack, a fort was ordered built in 1755 around the Looney home site. This fort was named Fort Looney and was at the junction of Looney Creek and the James River. This fort was part of a series of forts ordered built along the frontier to protect settlers and to keep the French from claiming the territory. Fort Looney was visited in 1756 by Col. George Washington, future first president of the United States.
The Looney sons were frontiersmen and pioneers. Some fought and died with the British against the French and Indians. Some were killed by Indians during frequent frontier raids on settlers while others helped to explore and expand the frontier boundaries first into southwestern Virginia and eventually into Tennessee Indian Territory. The Looney sons and grandsons fought against the British in the War of Independence.


Howard A. MacCord, Sr.

The Lipes Site (44, S0.1) lies on the right (south) bank of the James River, just west of the mouth of Looney Mill Creek, 15 miles west of the town of Buchanan, Virginia, and .4 miles east of the crossing of the James River by Interstate Highway 81. The site is about 25 feet above normal river stage and has rarely been flooded. Probably in prehistoric times, it did not flood at all. The site is owned by the Lipes family, to whom we are indebted for the privilege of making the present story of the site. We are also obligated to Mr. Stuart B. Carter of Buchanan for bringing the site to our attention, for helping make arrangements for the work, for help in the actual field-work, and for his hospitality to several of us during the time we worked at the site.

The site has been known to the archaeological world for many years. A letter in the files of the Valentine museum of Richmond, from a Mr. Charles L. Wilson, dated 9 July, 1903, reports the findings of burials on a point where Looney's Creek enters the James River. He reports that many burial's were found and not removed, and that the site yields pottery, axes, etc. The burials were found about 1892 when an ice house was excavated on the site. In addition, many local collectors of Indian relics have found the site a productive place to search after each plowing. About 1966, Mr. Stuart Carter (with permission of Mrs. Lipes) tested a spot near the river bank and found a deep refuse-filled pit, which he excavated. The materials found in this test are included in the analysis of the cultural materials found in the current work.

A farm road perpendicular to the river leads from the high ground south of the river valley to the river bank at the western edge of the site. A corresponding road leads north from the north bank of the river. The river between the two ends of the road is still and deep, and here was the only suitable place for miles for ferrying across the river. The present farm roads are the survivors of the "Carolina Road" along which so many pioneers moved during the mid-18th Century, and the ferry is the well-known Looney's Ferry.

Because of the ideal topography of the site and its proximity to the road and ferry site, it was almost inevitable that the site would have been settled at an early date. While the earliest history of the site is unknown, it is certain that on July 30, 1742, Mr. Robert Looney patented the site. Presumably, he also kept a tavern for lodging and feeding the travelers using his ferry and the Carolina Road.

With the growing threat of Indian attacks in 1754-55, Looney was obliged to fortify his homestead. He probably had enough men (he had 5 grown sons) at the tavern-ferry to run the fort for routine guard duty, and he could count on neighbors and travelers to augment this force if an attack came. The fort was already in existence in 1755 and was called Fort Looney. Apparently the fort was never attacked, possibly because it was too strong. In 1758 the fort at Looney's ferry was renamed Fort Faquier in honor of the newly arrived Governor of the Colony. The subsequent history of the fort is uncertain. We know that Robert Looney died in 1769, and one son (Absalom) pioneered into Tazwell County (Stoner, 1962). Looney's house continued to stand, with additions and changes until about 1914, when it was torn down. A solitary pear tree still stands as an indicator that the site was formerly a homestead. In addition, there are people in the neighborhood who can remember the house. The site is now a plowed field, and such debris from more than 175 years of occupation still litters the ground. Where the house formerly stood, the soil is filled with bricks and stones from the old foundations.

Migrated from the Isle of Man in 1730, to Virginia, settled on Looney Creek which flows into the James river.

Estate of David Looney, 10 Sept. 1814, Sullivan Co., TN

Knox Co., TN, Will Book 4, dated Aug 2, 1823, Moses Looney Will

Samuel Looney lived close to brother Moses Looney in Knox Co., TN

Annals of Southwest Virginia 1769-1800, By Lewis Preston Summers, Vol. 1, in two parts-Part 11, Botetourt Co., Wills 1770-73

A list of Early Marriages in Botetourt Co., VA (1769-1800), From Court Records.

In 1735 the Family of Robert Looney was one of seventy that entered the Quaker Colony of Virginia, with Alexander Ross and Morgan Bryan of the Providence of Pennsylvania. The colony bought 100,000 acres of land near Winchester, Virginia. Among the purchasers listed is Robert Looney. He also received a patent dated November 12, 1735 from the Crown, George the 2nd, for 294 acres on the south bank of the Cohongoronta, upper Potomac River, near the Samuel Owens plantation. He received a grant of 250 acres on the James River and on "Lunie s" Mill Creek, 400 acres on "Lunie s" Mill Creek on July 30, 1742. Robert purchased a large tract of land in Botetourt County on the upper James River, across the river from Buchanan, Virginia, a tract well over 1500 acres.

HOPEWELL FRIENDS HISTORY 1734-1934 Frederick County, Virginia
Chapter II The Fathers of the Colony.
Page 22
Robert Luna, 294 acres, on the south bank of the Potomac River. On June 13, 1766, Robert Looney signed a power of attorney empowering James Jack of Frederick County to sell for him a certain tract of 294 acres described as patent land granted him November 12, 1735, by authority of an order in council made to Alexander Ross and Morgan Bryan. It is stated in this instrument that Robert Looney was then a resident of Augusta County, Virginia. Witnesses, Wm. Thompson, David Looney, Thomas Jefferson, Peter Hogg, G. Jones. On November 4, 1766, Robert Looney of Augusta County, by his attorney James Jack, sold to Jeremiah Jack of Frederick County this same 294 acres. The property is described as being on the Potomac River and adjoining Samuel Owens.

Elizabeth STOVER (BARABAR) 1 was born about 1701 in Isle Of Man, England. She died on 20 Aug 1747 in Augusta, Virginia. She was buried in Virginia. Elizabeth married Robert LOONEY 2 in 1715 in Ballagilley Farm, Maughold, Isle Of Man, England.

They had the following children.

  M i Absalom LOONEY was born about 1729. He died on 28 Sep 1791.
  M ii Robert LOONEY Jr. was born in 1721. He died on 15 Feb 1756.

Barton Rutherford "Bart" SMITH [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 11 Oct 1883 in Berea, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He died on 4 Sep 1947 3. He was buried in Hamburg Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas 3, 4. Bart married 5, 6 Ada Ethel MCDOUGALD "Addie" on 5 Oct 1913.

Other marriages:
FARRAR, Amelia Carolyn

   Bart was born 11 Oct 1883 near Berea, Ashley Co., Arkansas.  He was the second of at least seven children born to Charles and Mollie.  Bart's early life would be filled with tragedies. Just before Bart turned 5, his older brother John would die. Then when Bart was 8, a deadly round of flu struck the family and he lost both of his parents, as well as a newborn brother and at least one other sibling. Bart and the surviving siblings would live with their uncle Sam Smith.
   As a teen Bart went to an academy in Wilma, Arkansas (West of Monticello) to learn to teach. The woman of the house where he was boarding supposedly had turnip greens to eat every day. Bart didn't like turnip greens, but quickly learned to like them! Bart began teaching when he was only 15 years old, and is thought to have taught in Berea [Ethyl Smith Shell]. (It is noted that at age 16, the 1900 census records Bart's occupation as "Farm Laborer", so if he was teaching at the time it was not his principal occupation).
   In 1900 at 16 years of age Bart is residing with his uncle, Sam Smith in Carter TS, Ashley Co., Arkansas. In 1910 at age 26, Bart was single and boarding in a hotel owned by Mittie Hill in Hamburg, Arkansas. His cousin, Guy E. Smith (Sam Smith's son) is also boarding there. It also appears Bart's occupation is with the insurance business, likely a precursor to his abstract business..
   Bart would marry Ada "Addie" McDougald in about 1913 and have two children. In January 1920 Bart and Addie were residing in Hamburg on Lincoln street and Bart's occupation is "abstractor." Bart's abstract business was located on the square in Hamburg [Ethyl Smith Shell].
    Addie died in January 1923, and within the year Bart married Amelia Carolyn Farrar on 2 October 1923. In 1930 Bart and Amelia's home is valued at $3500 and they owned a radio. Neighbors at this time include the Sawyer, Peoples and Barnes families.
   Bart died on September 4, 1947, at the age of 63 and after 23 years of marriage to Amelia.  He was buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

Ada Ethel "Addie" MCDOUGALD [Parents] 1 was born 2, 3 on 8 Oct 1887 in Arkansas. She died 3 on 30 Jan 1923 in Hamburg, Ashley Co., Arkansas. She was buried 4 in Hamburg Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Addie married 1, 5 Barton Rutherford SMITH "Bart" on 5 Oct 1913.

Died of cancer per Ethyl Smith Shell.

They had the following children.

  M i Edwin Leroy SMITH was born on 26 Jun 1915. He died on 9 Feb 1969.
  F ii Floretta Adelle "Delle" SMITH was born on 4 Nov 1917. She died about Jan 1981.

Hugh RANDOLPH was born 1 about 1793 in South Carolina. He died 1 after Oct 1850. Hugh married Elizabeth UNKNOWN before 1832.

Elizabeth UNKNOWN [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 15 Feb 1811 in South Carolina. She died on 7 Sep 1880 in Ashley Co., Arkansas. She was buried 1 in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Elizabeth married Hugh RANDOLPH before 1832.

Elizabeth was counted in a census 2 in 1870 in Bearhouse Twp, Ashley Co., Arkansas.

Headstone: Randolph, Elizabeth, Feb. 15, 1811, Sept. 7, 1880, Age 69 ys, 6 ms, 22 ds

They had the following children.

  M i
William A. RANDOLPH was born 1 about 1832 in South Carolina.
  F ii Ann Caroline RANDOLPH was born on 4 Oct 1833. She died on 11 Feb 1903.
  F iii
Mary I(?) RANDOLPH was born 1 about 1836 in Alabama.
  F iv Henrietta RANDOLPH was born on 3 May 1837. She died on 22 May 1892.
  M v
Zachariah RANDOLPH was born 1 about 1843 in Pickens Co., Alabama. He died 1 on 4 Oct 1861 in Pickens Co., Alabama. He was buried 1 in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Pickens Co., Alabama.

Randolph, Zachariah  “Zack”
Private—Enlisted in Co. L, 3rd Arkansas Infantry, at Latonia, Arkansas, July 1, 1861; died on sick furlough in Pickens county, Alabama, October 4, 1861; buried in Mount Olive Cemetery, Pickens county, Alabama; born in Pickens county, Alabama, 1843; listed in Ashley county 1860 census; occupation farmhand.

In January 1861, Zachariah joined Mt. Olive Baptist Church [Church Records, p. 4]

  F vi Frances E. RANDOLPH was born about 1845. She died in 1877.
  M vii
James C. RANDOLPH was born 1 about 1848 in Alabama.

Jechonias "John" WALDROP 1 was born before 1770. John married Margaret HARRISON 1.

Margaret HARRISON 1 was born before 1770. Margaret married Jechonias WALDROP "John" 1.

They had the following children.

  M i Zachariah "Zack" WALDROP was born on 25 Jan 1785. He died on 18 Feb 1867.
  M ii Robert "Rob" WALDROP was born on 25 Apr 1777. He died in 1851.
  M iii
Joseph "Joe" WALDROP.
  M iv
Ezekial WALDROP.

Rauley STONE [scrapbook] 1 was born about 1801 in South Carolina. He died 2 on 27 Jan 1892 in Razburg, Jefferson Co., Alabama. He was buried 1 in Mud Creek Baptist Church Cemetery #2, Jefferson Co., Alabama. Rauley married Tabitha PARSONS "Tabby" in South Carolina.

  Rauley STONE was born about 1801 in South Carolina, and married Tabitha "Tabby" PARSONS in South Carolina sometime prior to 1827. Between 1831 and 1836 Rolly and Tabby, along with four children, made their way to Jefferson Co., Alabama, where at least three additional children would be born.
  In 1839, two different land patents for 40 acres each would be issued to Rauley (SESE S7 T19-S R6-W and NENW S18 T19-S R6-W see the map with the scrapbook link in multimedia edition). It is presumed they settled on this land and this is where they would raise their family.
  In July, 1845 Rauley and Tabitha became members of the Mud Creek Baptist Church (Jefferson Co, AL), where they were members until May 1858. Several of their children also joined the church, all when they were about 16 or 17 years old. The children, and the month when they joined the church are as follows: Amanda, Dec 1844; Lucinda, Feb 1845; Nancy, Mar 1845; William, Aug 1847; and Merritt, Sep 1852.
  In 1850 Rauley's occupation is noted as "farmer" and their land was valued at $300. Also living in the household in 1850, with their approximate age, were wife Tabby (52), and the following children: Nancy (22), Amanda (20), William (18), Merritt (14), Sarah (10) and Robert (8).
  In May 1858, Rauley and Tabitha end their membership at Mud Creek Baptist Church. It is hypothesized that their membership there ended due to a move further to the west, as it is noted that in 1861 a land patent for an additional 240 acres was granted to Rauley (N½SE S12 T19-S R7-W and S½NE S12 T19-S R7-W). It was common for the patent to be issued some time after settling the land, and perhaps they moved to this land in 1858. (This new land was an additional mile or so from Mud Creek Baptist Church, which was already a considerable distance from their first land settled ca. 1839).
   Shortly after this time, their son William and daughter Sarah depart from Jefferson Co. AL with their spouses (who were also siblings) to settle in Ashley Co., Arkansas.  
   In 1860 Rauley and Tabby still resided in Jefferson Co, Alabama, in the Freelands Precinct. Only one child is living with them, Robert age 19. Also in the household were Lewis and Robert Burton, ages 16 and 14 (circumstance and relationship unknown). Five slaves are attributed to them in 1860: female, age 38; male, age 11; male, age 6; male, age 5; and female, age 4 (1860 Slave Schedule, Woods Precinct, Jefferson Co., AL).
   The Civil War would take it's toll on Rauley and Tabby. Their youngest son, Robert STONE, enlisted in the Confederate Army in Sep 1862 and serve in the 18th Alabama Infantry, Company G.  Robert died in the war less than a year from his enlistment date, about July 1863.
   In 1870 Rauley and Tabby are living alone in the Mud Creek area (T19, R6) of Jefferson Co, Alabama. Only he and Tabby are in the household. His real estate is valued at $200 and his personal property at $250.
  From "The Bessemer Journal" newspaper of February 4, 1892, a note written in by a subscriber states:
"(Razburg) Old Uncle Stone, who is somewhere in the nineties, until five or six months ago, was exceedingly spry...But for the last few months his tottering and stooping form refers us to the fact that old age must terminate in death..."  Two weeks later, under the death notices from "The Bessemer Journal" of February 18, 1892, the following is stated: "(Razburg, February 14) Uncle R. Stone passed quietly on January 27th, and left a goodly posterity to mourn his departure." So even the first article published on 4 Feb 1892 was already after his death.
  A headstone, which is thought to be Rauley's, is found in Mud Creek Baptist Church Cemetery #2, Jefferson Co., Alabama. However, it states "R. STONE, Aged 80 years". It is thought that this is his headstone, in spite of the erroneous age.  It was likely placed at a later date or by someone who did not know his actual age at death.

Tabitha "Tabby" PARSONS [Parents] 1 was born about 1800 in South Carolina. She died after 1870. Tabby married Rauley STONE 1 in South Carolina.

The PARSONS were some of the original settlers of Jefferson Co., Alabama. In the 1870 census of Township 19, Range 6 of Jefferson Co. Alabama (where Tabby and Rolly were living), there are numerous PARSONS, presumably all descendants of Tabby's grandfather, Joseph PARSONS.

They had the following children.

  F i Lucinda STONE was born about 1827.
  F ii Nancy STONE was born about 1828.
  F iii Amanda STONE was born on 19 Nov 1828. She died on 3 May 1887.
  M iv William Benton "Bill" STONE was born on 19 Dec 1830. He died on 22 Oct 1880.
  M v Merritt STONE was born about 1834.
  F vi Sarah Allie STONE was born on 10 Jan 1838. She died on 4 Oct 1912.
  M vii
Robert STONE 1 was born about 1841 in Alabama. He died in 1863.

Died in the Civil War while serving in the 18th Alabama Infantry Co. G.  He enlisted September 1862 at Camp Beulah, Mobile, Alabama and entered as a Private.  His "Reference Card" states "See Manuscript No. 1628 for burial, Dated: 31 July 1863".  Note that the 18th lost 300 of its 500 men at the Battle of Chickamauga, September 18-20, 1863, but apparently Robert died before that. A Private earned $11 per month compared to $80 per month for a Lieutenant.

Robert's body is thought to have not been returned to Jefferson Co. Alabama (Hueytown Historical Society).

Isaiah PARSONS [Parents] 1 was born about 1782 in Laurens Co., South Carolina. He died about 1853 in Jefferson Co, Alabama. Isaiah married 1 Martha TRAVIS 1 about 1800 in South Carolina.

From the 1850 Census, Isaiah was living in the Mud Creek precinct of Jefferson Co., Alabama and his occupation was "Farmer."  His real estate was valued at $500 and his approximate age from the census was 68.  He was living with "Mary" age 65 (and also born in South Carolina), and a child named Clister who was only 6 months old (and born in AL).

Martha TRAVIS 1 was born about 1782 in Laurens Co, South Carolina. Martha married 1 Isaiah PARSONS 1 about 1800 in South Carolina.

They had the following children.

  F i Tabitha "Tabby" PARSONS was born about 1800. She died after 1870.

Joseph Garrett PARSONS 1 was born about 1740 in England. He died in 1823 in Jefferson Co, Alabama. Joseph married Alcey GOOLSBY in 1763 in Laurens Co, South Carolina.

Alcey GOOLSBY [Parents] was born about 1740 in South Carolina. She died about 1795 in Laurens Co, South Carolina. Alcey married Joseph Garrett PARSONS 1 in 1763 in Laurens Co, South Carolina.

They had the following children.

  M i Isaiah PARSONS was born about 1782. He died about 1853.

James GOOLSBY 1 was born on 20 Jun 1716 in James City, Virginia. He died in Oct 1797 in Oglethorpe, Georgia. James married 1 Elizabeth KIRBY 1 in 1743 in Goochland Co, Virginia.

Elizabeth KIRBY 1 was born in 1728 in Goochland Co, Virginia. She died in 1814 in Goosepond, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Elizabeth married 1 James GOOLSBY 1 in 1743 in Goochland Co, Virginia.

They had the following children.

  F i Alcey GOOLSBY was born about 1740. She died about 1795.

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