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Re: GORDIE FEARS HELP!!!
Posted by: Richard Jones (ID *****8662) Date: March 06, 2006 at 16:07:48
In Reply to: Re: GORDIE FEARS HELP!!! by Judith Shamp of 683

Judith - It appears to me that you have a will for a "Edmund FAIR". That's a big leap from the name of Edmund FEARS. I'm listing the 3 military references for Edmund and it's obvious that he's a "FEARS".

EDMUND FEARS, Capt., N.C. Militia at Kings Mountain. Oct. 1780.
The Kings Mountain Men - 172 - EDMUND FEARS, from Burke Co.
ROSTER of SOLDIERS from NORTH CAROLINA in the AMERICAN REVOLUTION
by the N.C. DAUGHTERS of the AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1932.

FEAR, EDMUND (EDMOND), Capt.
EDMUND FEARS, of Burke County, North Carolina, served as a Captain under the command
of Col. McDowell in the Battlle of King's Mountain.
DRAPER, p. 474 ; THE PATRIOTS AT KINGS MOUNTAIN by BOBBY GILMER MOSS
***********************************************************************************************************************
EDMUND - SON of ABSOLEM of VIRGINIA :
FEARS, EDWARD or EDMUND FEAR, R3474, Va. Line, Sol. appl. 7 Dec. 1835, White
Co., ILL., aged 71, sol. lived in Prince Edward Co., Va. at enl., in 1852 a daughter NANCY
PERRET aged 42 a res. of Bond Co., ILL. stated she was the sole heir of dec'd sol. &
that sol. died 15 Apr. 1844.
ABSTRACTS OF REV. WAR PENSION FILES, page 1167
NOTE: age 71 when applied in Dec. 1835 = born in "1764".


The census records for Burke Co., NC. does have some mis-spelling for FEARS but it's not FAIR.
Please notice the names that have * notations. These men also migrated to Richmond Co., Ga. and one m. a FEARS and one m. a FEARS/Watson dau.:
HEADS OF FAMILIES at the FIRST CENSUS of the UNITED STATES
TAKEN IN THE YEAR 1790 NORTH CAROLINA

Col. 1 Free white males of 16 years and upward, including heads of families.
Col. 2 - Free white males under 16 years.
Col. 3 - Free white females, including heads of families.
Col. 4 - All other free persons.
Col. 5 Slaves
The families * that migrated to Georgia. This list might not be exact but the same names
appear in both states.

BURKE COUNTY
Morgan District
Page 106 First Company:
McDOWELL, Jas.              1       2       2       ---       2
McDOWELL, Jno.              1       1       1       ---       1
McDOWELL, Jos, Jun              1       2       1       ---       9
* WILLIAMS, Henry              1       1       3       ---       ---       
Page 106 Second Company:
* MURRAY, Jno                     1       2       4       ---       ---       
* MURRAY, David              1       5       2       ---       ---
Page 107 Second Company:
CLARKE, Beverly              1       ---       3       ---       ---
* CLARKE, WILLIAM              1       ---       4       ---       ---
Page 107 Third Company:
WHITE, Ben                     2       3       3       ---       ---
WHITE, Thos, Jr.              1       6       4       ---       ---
WHITE, Reuben              1       2       2       ---       ---
WHITE, Thomas Sr.              1       ---       2       ---       5
SIMPSON, Jno.              1       2       3       ---       ---
BRANCH, Samuel              1       2       4       ---       ---
* SIMPSON, James              1       1       1       ---       --- In Warren County, Ga. In 1794.
Page 107 Fourth Company:
* BURGIN, Ben                     2       6       1       ---       ---
Page 107 Fifth Company:
MURPHEY, Wilm.              1       3       1       ---       3
WHITE, Joseph              1       2       4       ---       7
HICKMAN, George              3       4       5       ---       1
Page 108 Fifth Company:
* WHITE, Wm. Sen              5       ---       2       ---       12
Page 108 Sixth Company:
McDOWELL, Jno              2       2       4       ---       5
* GARDNER, Wm.              2       3       7       ---       3
Page 108 Seventh Company:
FAIS (Fears), Edmund       1       3       5       ---       ---
McDOWELL, Col. Jos.       2       ---       5       ---       10
* MURPHEY, Jas.              1       1       5       ---       5
FIASS, (Fears), Jonathan       1       2       2       ---       ---
Page 108 Eighth Company:
FLETCHER, Jas.              1       2       5       ---       ---
WHITE, LUKE                     1       3       7       ---       ---
Page 109 Eighth Company:
WHITE, Jonas                     1       1       2       ---       ---
* CLARKE, James              1       5       2       ---       ---
Page 109 Ninth Company:
MURRAY, Joshua              2       1       3       ---       ---
MURRAY, Jno.                     1       ---       1       ---       ---
MURRAY, Jno., Jr.              1       1       3       ---       ---
* THRASHER, Wm.              1       3       4       ---       --- William, son of Edmund, Jr.
married a Tabitha Thrasher in Clarke County, Georgia.

No, I do not have a M. bond for Silence & Edmund FEARS. I'm sure the name came from the same place that you found it. I'm listing the Burke Co. records so that all the researchers that are interested can form their own opinion.:
COURT and LAND RECORDS for EDMUND FEARS in BURKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA:
The BURKE COUNTY, NC. early records were burned when the Union Army came
through Morganton, NC. Most records that survived were transferred to the NC State Archives
in Raleigh. EDITH WARREN HUGGINS has gone through those records and published those
records in a four volume set. The data appearing in EDMUND FEARS' records and those of
his sons' followed by a VOL. and PAGE NO. are from EDITH WARREN HIGGINS' work.

CATAWBA River begins just west of Morganton, flows east and north of Hickory, turns due
south by the west side of Charlotte, into South Carolina by Rock Hill, Camden, and joins
with the Congaree to form the Cooper River that flows out into the bay at Charleston.

BURKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA INDEX to LAND GRANTS Entered in 1778.
EDMOND or EDMUND FEARS

31 MAR. 1778 - EDMOND FEARS 50 acres north side of Catawba River, beginning mouth of
Jumping Branch, down river for complement. Warrant ordered.
BURKE CO., NC. LAND RECORDS, VOLUME 1, 1778, PG. 133, ENTRY NO. 394.

23 MAY 1778 - EDMOND FEERES 300 acres on north side of Catawba River beginning Knoxes,
including own improvements, up river for complement.
BURKE CO., NC. LAND RECORDS, VOLUME 1, 1778, PG. 139, ENTRY NO. 412.

2 JUN. 1778 - EDMOND FEARS 50 acres on north side Catawba beginning above mouth of
Jumping Branch, down for complement.
BURKE CO., NC. LAND RECORDS, VOLUME 1, 1778, PG. 133, ENTRY NO. 394.

12 NOV. 1782 - Subponea docket for Tories: Tory Jeremiah Clarke - witnesses, SILENCE FARES
and Charles Wakefield; Tory Abraham Hasshu or Harshaw - witnesses EDMUND FARES and
SILENCE FARES; Tories Joshua Murray and David Murray - Witnesses EDMUND FARES and
SILENCE FARES.
BURKE CO., NC. SUBPOENA DOCKET for TORIES, NOV. 12, 1782.
NOTE: DAVID Murray had moved to Richmond Co., Ga. by 10-21-1791, Augusta Chronicle.

22 OCT. 1783 - James Blair - Adm. Bond: Anna Blair, EDMUND FEARES, Thomas Hayes,
Inv. 10 Nov. 1783, stock, furn., negroes, 300 acres Turkey Cock Mt., 400 acres in Wilkes
County (NC) , 250 acres on "head" Mulberry, 400 acres Broad River, 550 acres home plantation,
by James Powell grant to James Blair 15 Mar. 1780. George eldest son and heir, Deed from
James Davenport to James Greenlee, 12 Jan. 1786, the latter put tenants on it.
BURKE CO., NC. LAND RECORDS, VOLUME 2, PG. 162.

------ 1785 - Oct. Court 1785 and July Court 1786 EDMUND FEARS vs. John Murry.
BURKE CO., NC. CIVIL and CRIMINAL CASES, 1755 - 1790.
NOTE: JOHN Murry had moved to Richmond Co., Ga. by 11-3-1787, Augusta Chronicle.

-- OCT. 1787 - Samuel Hughey vs. William Welch, yeoman. EDMOND FEARS was one of
the jurors.
BURKE CO., NC. CIVIL and CRIMINAL CASES, 1755 - 1790.

-- OCT. 1794 - EDMOND and JAMES FEARS and others petition for a ?? near Powell's
Meeting House.
BURKE CO., NC. ROAD PAPERS, PETITIONS, ORDERS 1787 - 1795.
road crossing the Catawba at John Henesy to Bradford's Blacksmith Shop, crossing the lower
creek at Hugh McCay's, falling into the Wilks road.
THIS IS THE LAST KNOWN RECORD OF EDMUND FEARS (Rev. Soldier) OF NORTH
CAROLINA.
HIS SON , EDMUND, WAS RECORDED TO BE IN RICHMOND COUNTY, GA.
AT THIS TIME.
COURT and LAND RECORDS for EDMUND FEARS in BURKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA:
The BURKE COUNTY, NC. early records were burned when the Union Army came
through Morganton, NC. Most records that survived were transferred to the NC State Archives
in Raleigh. EDITH WARREN HUGGINS has gone through those records and published those
records in a four volume set. The data appearing in EDMUND FEARS' records and those of
his sons' followed by a VOL. and PAGE NO. are from EDITH WARREN HIGGINS' work.

CATAWBA River begins just west of Morganton, flows east and north of Hickory, turns due
south by the west side of Charlotte, into South Carolina by Rock Hill, Camden, and joins
with the Congaree to form the Cooper River that flows out into the bay at Charleston.

BURKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA INDEX to LAND GRANTS Entered in 1778.
EDMOND or EDMUND FEARS

31 MAR. 1778 - EDMOND FEARS 50 acres north side of Catawba River, beginning mouth of
Jumping Branch, down river for complement. Warrant ordered.
BURKE CO., NC. LAND RECORDS, VOLUME 1, 1778, PG. 133, ENTRY NO. 394.

23 MAY 1778 - EDMOND FEERES 300 acres on north side of Catawba River beginning Knoxes,
including own improvements, up river for complement.
BURKE CO., NC. LAND RECORDS, VOLUME 1, 1778, PG. 139, ENTRY NO. 412.

2 JUN. 1778 - EDMOND FEARS 50 acres on north side Catawba beginning above mouth of
Jumping Branch, down for complement.
BURKE CO., NC. LAND RECORDS, VOLUME 1, 1778, PG. 133, ENTRY NO. 394.

12 NOV. 1782 - Subponea docket for Tories: Tory Jeremiah Clarke - witnesses, SILENCE FARES
and Charles Wakefield; Tory Abraham Hasshu or Harshaw - witnesses EDMUND FARES and
SILENCE FARES; Tories Joshua Murray and David Murray - Witnesses EDMUND FARES and
SILENCE FARES.
BURKE CO., NC. SUBPOENA DOCKET for TORIES, NOV. 12, 1782.
NOTE: DAVID Murray had moved to Richmond Co., Ga. by 10-21-1791, Augusta Chronicle.

22 OCT. 1783 - James Blair - Adm. Bond: Anna Blair, EDMUND FEARES, Thomas Hayes,
Inv. 10 Nov. 1783, stock, furn., negroes, 300 acres Turkey Cock Mt., 400 acres in Wilkes
County (NC) , 250 acres on "head" Mulberry, 400 acres Broad River, 550 acres home plantation,
by James Powell grant to James Blair 15 Mar. 1780. George eldest son and heir, Deed from
James Davenport to James Greenlee, 12 Jan. 1786, the latter put tenants on it.
BURKE CO., NC. LAND RECORDS, VOLUME 2, PG. 162.

------ 1785 - Oct. Court 1785 and July Court 1786 EDMUND FEARS vs. John Murry.
BURKE CO., NC. CIVIL and CRIMINAL CASES, 1755 - 1790.
NOTE: JOHN Murry had moved to Richmond Co., Ga. by 11-3-1787, Augusta Chronicle.

-- OCT. 1787 - Samuel Hughey vs. William Welch, yeoman. EDMOND FEARS was one of
the jurors.
BURKE CO., NC. CIVIL and CRIMINAL CASES, 1755 - 1790.

-- OCT. 1794 - EDMOND and JAMES FEARS and others petition for a ?? near Powell's
Meeting House.
BURKE CO., NC. ROAD PAPERS, PETITIONS, ORDERS 1787 - 1795.
road crossing the Catawba at John Henesy to Bradford's Blacksmith Shop, crossing the lower
creek at Hugh McCay's, falling into the Wilks road.
THIS IS THE LAST KNOWN RECORD OF EDMUND FEARS (Rev. Soldier) OF NORTH
CAROLINA.
HIS SON , EDMUND, WAS RECORDED TO BE IN RICHMOND COUNTY, GA.
AT THIS TIME.


Since you stated that I was wrong I'll have to return the courtesy.
Hopefully you can find where your Edmund FAIR & his family migrated from or maybe they didn't migrate at all. Most of the movement was from north to south or east to west. Maybe he was born in Ky.???


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