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Re: FOLKES - Northhampton Co.N.C. 1700's
Posted by: Virginia Weeks Warbington (ID *****8373) Date: January 30, 2005 at 07:29:18
In Reply to: Re: FOLKES - Northhampton Co.N.C. 1700's by Betty Worley of 52

I have been trying to figure out the Carradine Family although I have no family connection whatever to them or the Folkes Family, but I do own those two books. The information you referred to is found in only one of them:

[Source: Brown, Ann Beckerson, Jefferson County, Mississippi Cemeteries, Etc., Volume I, pp. 9, 27, 196]
Jefferson Co., MS Marriages:
Baldridge, James - Stampley, Polly - 12 Jun 1806
Folkes, John M. - Baldridge, Elizabeth M. - 13 Oct 1836
Folks, Patsy - Griffing, William B. - 15 Feb 1841
Folkes, Mathilda - Snodgrass, James C. - 05 Oct 1850

[Source: Brown, Ann Beckerson, Jefferson County, Mississippi Cemeteries, Etc., Volume I, p. 197]
Folkes Cemetery #1:
Jefferson Co., MS Sec. 16, Twp. 8N, R1E
Located on the south side of Taylor Road at just about the first bend in the road. It is right on the south side of the road on a bank.
Copied by Ann and Jimmie S. Brown on 20 January 1995

Folkes, Frances - 1814
Died at 1 yr
Dau of James Senior & Amy Folkes

Folkes, James Sen. 1766 - 15 Sep 1823
Born in Northhampton Co.
in the State of North Carolina

Folkes, Amanda - 1824
Died at 5 yrs 10 mo.
Dau of James Senior and Amy Folkes

Folkes Cemetery #2
Jefferson County, Mississippi Sec. 46, Twp. 8N, R1E
Located .6 miles on the North side of Hwy 61. It is on private property and permission should be requested from land owner before attempting to view this cemetery.
Copied by Ann and Jimmie S. Brown on 20 January 1995

Foreman, Sarah Erwin 18 Jan 1768 - 28 Dec 1848
born in Lancaster Co., Penn.
Dau of William and Margaret Erwin
Wife of George Foreman

Folkes, Mrs. Elizabeth M. 17 Jan 1813 - 2 Dec 1838
Dau of James and Mary Baldridge

Folkes, Infant son of John M. & Elizabeth M. Folkes - 1838

Folkes, Mrs. Elizabeth M. 25 Jun 1798 - 13 Jun 1836
Dau of Abner & Rachel Marble

Folkes, John M. 12 Nov 1794 - 16 May 1873

Folkes, Clara - 27 Jan 1856
Died at 1 yr 8 mo & 3 da
Dau of John M. & Elizabeth Folkes

Folkes, James J. - 03 Apr 1858
Died at 17 yrs 3 da
Son of John M. & Elizabeth Folkes

Scott, Abigail 24 Aug 1792 - 27 Sep 1863
Consort of Gabriel Scott

Folkes, Susan - 05 Oct 1843
Died at 3 yr & 7 mo
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Here are the Folkes men listed as Heads of Household found in the Jefferson Co., MS 1820 Census Index:
Henry Folkes; James Folkes; John Folkes; John H. Folkes

Here's some additional Folkes information:
[Source: Jefferson Co., MS Website, Jefferson Co., MS Special Court Records, Page 69]
"Special County Ct. 18th Dec. 1826

At a Special County court for the County of Jefferson, summoned by the Sheriff agreeably to law for the trial of slaves this 18th day of December 1826.

Present the Honorable J. Remson Holmes presiding Justice & John L. Irwin Esquire associate Justice.
Charles H. Jordan Esq. Sheriff
Isaac Pipes Clerk of the County Court

The State of Miss. vs. Jacob a Negro man slave

Ordered that Levin L. Cartwright Esq. be appointed to prosecute in behalf of the State in this case, and that Putnam T. Williams be appointed on the part of the defense. The prisoner charged with burglary in breaking and entering the house of James Folkes in the night time & taking there out a trunk containing one hundred & ninety five dollars in Mississippi bank Bills, also one case of razors, value of $4.50, a Razor Strop value $1.00, one breast dirk value $7.00, and one hundred and ninety five dollars in cash, also one Spanish dirk knife value $1.00. I pr. pantaloons value $6.00. one clothes brush value $2.00. The prisoner brought into court and on arraignment pleads not Guilty & issue. Ordered that a jury be empanelled in this case whereupon there came a Jury to wit – Peter Emerick, John Berry, Philip Dixon, Chas. Trefoe, Seth Cocks, Mark Valentine, Hiram Baldwin, George Robinson, John Pickins, A. Hamberlin, James Dunbar, James Stuart, who being empanelled tried and sworn to well and truly try the issue between the parties aforesaid upon their oaths do say we of the Jury find the prisoner at the Bar not Guilty of Burglary, but we find him guilty of having received stolen goods, knowing them to have been Stolen.

Page 70
Ordered that the court adjourn till tomorrow morning 10 o’clock.

Tuesday Dec. 19th Court met pursuant to adjournment.
Ordered that the court adjourn till tomorrow morning 10 o’clock.

Wednesday Dec. 20. Court met pursuant to adjournment.

The State of Miss. vs. Jacob a Negro slave of Charles Lewis

Ordered that Putnam T. Williams be allowed the sum of twenty five dollars for defending as attorney in this case, and it is considered and adjudged by the court here that he do recover the said sum against Charles Lewis the owner of said slave.
Ordered that the court adjourn sine dine.
(Signed) J. Remson Holmes

Page 71
Special County Court 19th Dec. 1826

At a Special County Court for the trial of slaves summoned by the sheriff agreeably to the Statute, begun and holden at the court house in & for said county this nineteenth day of December 1826 –

Present the Honorable J. R. Holmes presiding Justice & John L. Irwin Esquire associate Justice.
Charles H. Jordan Esq. Sheriff
Isaac Pipes Clerk of the County Court

The State of Miss. vs. Edmund alias Jordan a Negro man slave

Ordered that Levin L. Cartwright Esq. be appointed to prosecute on behalf of the State in this case, and A. B. McLeod Esq. on the part of the accused.

The prisoner charged with Burglary for having on the night of the 30th of November last broken and entered the mansion house of James Folkes of the County of Jefferson and State aforesaid and taking there out one small trunk of the value of $2.00 containing one hundred & ninety five dollars in Mississippi State Bank Bills of the value of one hundred & ninety five dollars, also one case of razors, value $4.50, one Razor Strop of the value of $1.00, one breast dirk of the value of $7.00, one Spanish dirk knife value $1.00, I pair of pantaloons of the value of value $6.00, one clothes brush of the value of $2.00.

The prisoner brought into court and on arraignment pleads not Guilty & issue. The Sheriff having returned a list of persons summoned in this case the following persons names were drawn, empanelled and sworn to serve as Jurors, to wit –

Abijah Clark, William Stevenson, John Buell, Abram Frisby, William Kelly, Jacob Segrist, ---- Foreman, D. Wilson, James Lombard, James Boll, Church Dixon, James Jones, Jr. who being empanelled,
Page 72

tried, and sworn upon their oaths do say we of the Jury find the prisoner at the Bar guilty,

Ordered by the Court that the prisoner be remanded to the Jaol until Friday the twelfth day of January 1827 on which day to be taken from thence to a common gallows and there between the hours of two o’clock A.M. & three o’clock P.M. of the said day to be hanged by the neck until he be dead dead dead and that the sheriff execute this Order.

The State vs. Edmund

Ordered by the court that James Manifee deliver to James Folkes the sum of one hundred & fifty dollars, being the amount rec’d by him of the Negro man slave Edmund, who is now convicted of having stolen the same from said James Folkes.

Ordered that the court adjourn sine dine.
(Signed) J. Remson Holmes

Page 75

Special County Court 20th Dec. 1826

At a Special Term of the County Court for Jefferson County summoned by the sheriff according to the act of the Assembly in such case made and provided for the trial of slaves this 2oth day of December 1826 –

Present the Honorable J. R. Holmes presiding Justice & John L. Irwin Esquire associate Justice.
Charles H. Jordan Esq. Sheriff
Isaac Pipes Clerk of the County Court

The State of Miss. vs. Jacob a Negro man slave

Ordered that Ordered that L. L. Cartwright Esq. be appointed to prosecute on behalf of the State in this case, and Cicero Jefferson Esq. on the part of the defendant.

The prisoner charged with being accessory before the fact in feloniously inciting persuading moving procuring aiding & abetting a certain mulatto man slave named Edmund to do and commit the crime of burglary in breaking and entering the mansion house of James Folkes on the night of the 30th of November last with an intent to commit a felony and also on a charge of being accessory after the fact in feloniously receiving harboring assisting comforting and maintaining the said mulatto slave named Edmund well knowing the said Edmund to have done and committed the said crime of Burglary as aforesaid.

Ordered that the court adjourn till two o’clock,
Court met pursuant to adjournment.

Ordered that the sum of twenty dollars be allowed Putnam T. Williams for Prosecuting Mary Ann a Negro slave of James Surgets.

Page76
Dec 20th 1826

The State vs. Jacob a Negro slave – Ordered that nine dollars be allowed Isaac Pipes for three days services as clerk in attending this trial.

The State vs. Edmund a Negro slave - Ordered that three dollars be allowed Isaac Pipes for attending one day.

The State vs. Mary Ann - Ordered that six dollars be allowed Isaac Pipes for attending two days in this court as clerk.

The State vs. Jacob - - Ordered that three dollars be allowed Isaac Pipes for attending one day in this court as clerk.

The State vs. Mary Ann a slave - - Ordered that six dollars be allowed Isaac Pipes for attending two days on this court as clerk.

The State vs. Jacob a Negro man slave – On a charge of being accessory before & after the fact of Burglary. Ordered that a nole pros-e-que be entered in this case.

The State vs. Edmund, the State vs. Jacob,

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The State vs. Mary Ann & Jacob - Ordered that the sum of Eighty dollars be allowed Levin L. Cartwright for prosecuting in behalf of the State in these four cases.

The State vs. Edmund & the State vs. Mary Ann a Negro slave of James Surgets – Ordered that the sum of Fifty dollars be allowed A. B. McLeod for defending in these two cases.

The State vs. Jacob a Negro man slave of Charles Lewis – Ordered that C. Jefferson be allowed twenty five dollars for defending this case and it is considered and adjudged that he recover the same of Charles Lewis the owner of said slave.

The State vs. Tom a Negro man slave of Agnes Irwins – Ordered that the sum of twenty dollars be allowed Cicero Jefferson for prosecuting as attorney in this case.

The State vs. Mary Ann – Ordered that the sum of twenty dollars be allowed Charles H. Jordan in this case.

The State vs. Jacob as slave – Ordered that Eight dollars be allowed C. H. Jordan for his service in this case.

Ordered that the court adjourn sine dine.

Page 78

Adjourned County Court 20th Dec. 1826

At an adjourned meeting of the County Court for the trial of Mary Ann a Negro slave of James Surgets begun and held at the court house this 20th day of Dec. 1826.

Present the Honorable J. R. Holmes presiding Justice & John L. Irwin Esquire associate Justice.
Charles H. Jordan Esq. Sheriff
Isaac Pipes Clerk of the County Court

The State of Miss. vs. Mary Ann a Negro slave of James Surgets

On a charge of poisoning James Lee. Continued from the 29th day of Nov. 1826 till this day. Ordered that the prisoner be placed at the barr and ordered that a Jury be empanelled in this case whereupon there came a Jury to wit –

Isaac J. Ross
Josiah Neuman
W. W. Neely
John Clawson
Henry Platner
P. C. Goosey
Joseph Parmilee
Stephen Richey
L. K. Clifton
Thomas Clawson
James Folkes
John W. Bolls

who being empanelled tried and sworn to well and truly try the issue between the parties aforesaid upon their oaths do say we of the Jury find the prisoner at the Bar guilty.

Ordered by the court that the prisoner be remanded to the Jaol of said County and there to be kept till Friday the 12th day of January next on which day between the hours of 10 A. M. and three P. M. of said day to be taken from thence to a common Gallows and then and there

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hanged by the neck until she be dead dead dead and that the Sheriff carry this order into execution.

The State vs. Mary Ann – On motion of the prisoner by A. B. McLeod her attorney ordered by the court that a ---- issue for twelve good and discreet matrons to appear in the above case here on Wednesday next to try whether the accused be pregnant or not.

Ordered that the court adjourn till Wednesday next.
(Signed) J. Remson Holmes"
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[Source: Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records]
14 Sep 1835, Certif. #7792: James Folkes of Warren County, Mississippi purchased from the Mt. Salus Land Office the Aliquot part 3, Sec. 10, Twp. 15-N, R 5-E located in the Washington Meridian, Hinds and Warren Counties, Mississippi, containing 88.25 acres.

10 Feb 1840, Certif. #19735: James Folkes of Warren County, Mississippi purchased from the Mt. Salus Land Office the West half of Sec. 30, Twp. 19-N, R 9-W located in the Choctaw Meridian, Washington County, Mississippi, containing 320.78 acres.

10 Nov 1840, Certif. #5038: John More Folkes of Jefferson County, Mississippi purchased from the Washington Land Office the E half NW quarter and the SW quarter of the NW quarter of Sec. 40, Twp. 9-N, R 3-E located in the Washington Meridian, Jefferson County, Mississippi, containing 88.25 acres.

[Source: Jefferson Co., MS Website, Abstracted Newspaper items: April 9, 1858, Vol. I, No. 22, Whole Number 22 - Jefferson Journal]
"Death - James Folkes, age 15, son of John M. Folkes and E. Folkes on Friday last, of congestion of the lungs."

Jefferson Co., MS Census, Union Church, Twp. 8 R3E, 30 June 1870, hh #608-606, John R. Bowen, Enumerator, pg. 79:
Folkes, John M. 7(6?) M Farmer $4600/4000 b. SC
Folkes, Eliza 59 F b. La.(?)

Old Tavern Licenses Jefferson County, MS
15 March 1813 $300/William Clower, James Watson, John Folkes
/s/s by all 3/Exec by Wm. E. Parker, Clk.
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Jefferson Co., MS Marriages:
Carradine, Eliza - Folkes, James - 15 May 1823

Will of Parker Carradine
......Brother - George - to his daughter Eliza & Martha, to his sons Francis, George & James (my nephew, James’
youngest son of his brother George)...........
Dated : 19 March 1819
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