i am sure this was just a slip but in your original post you had that reeves martin's 1st wife was sarah goode martin, daughter of samuel martin when i now know you meant to say that she was sarah goode, daughter of samuel goode.
" There were also older children listed who were the children of Reeves Martin by his first wife, his cousin Sarah Goode Martin. She was the daughter of Samuel Martin, a brother to Frances Goode Martin. "
of course, i know that samuel goode was the oldest son of our mackerness goode, sr and brother of our mackerness goode, jr.
frances goode, sister of our samuel goode and mackerness goode, jr, sons of our mackerness goode, sr, was my frances goode harris, also daughter of our mackerness goode, sr and wife of my/ our william harris, sr of lunenburg co, va-------
who, along with my/ our william harris, jr/ frances rodgers; our mackerness goode, sr; our mackerness gooode, jr; john cargill, sr/ rachel tinsley; and their son, cornelius cargill/ sarah, obtained these ca 1770 grants there in berkley/ laurens co, sc.
i have no marriage record stating that my frances goode harris was the daughter of our mackerness goode, sr but this is exactly what the records show both there in lunenburg/ charlotte cos, va as well as laurens co, sc.
almost every record in lunenburg co, va connects my/ our william harris, sr with either his father, our william harris/ judith hudson, or his father-in-law our, mackerness goode, sr, and/ or the same individuals and families.
as an example, our william harris, sr, who was born ca 1726, and as a young man just married to our frances goode, daughter of our mackerness goode, sr, served as the overseer for william marable's platation, finneywood, from 1746-1749 there in lunenburg co, va.
in 1750, our william harris, sr/ frances goode had a suit with william marable and our mackerness goode, sr and his son, our samuel goode, who had married jemimah davenport, daughter of joseph davenport of granville co, nc, gave depositions re this suit and, to follow, are copies of their depositions re this suit.
our mackerness goode, sr states that our william harris, sr had married our frances goode but does not say they had any family when they first moved on to william marable's plantation, finneywood, in 1745/ 1746.
it is not as important what our samuel goode said as he stated he was about age 30 in 1750, thus born ca 1720 and, again, would have been a contemporary of my/ our william harris, sr/ frances goode who was, again, born ca 1726.
i know from the laurens co, sc deeds that our samuel goode/ jemimah davenport was the oldest son of our mackerness goode, sr so that our mackerness goode, jr was also probably born ca 1724/ 1726.
here, as i say, are the depositions re our mackerness goode, sr and his son, our samuel goode/ jemimah davenport and the reason i know that this was our mackerness goode, sr, and besides the fact that this took place in early lunenburg co, va, is that our mackerness goode, sr signed his name with a mark whereas our mackerness goode, jr signed his name as m. goode.
Chancery Court William Marrable vs William Harris
The Deponent in ye other side further Saith that according to ye Plaintiff's
desire in the year 1745/1746 he see measured & lofted (?) on ye said Plaintif
Plantation Eighteen barrells of Indian Corn or there abouts, that was a crop of
the late Overseer Wilkins & this Deponent further saith that ye Defendant soon
after mov'd to ye said house with his Wife and four Negroes, further Saith
Aug ye first 1750
Abr: Martin; Mackerness +(his mark) Goode
The Deposition of Samuel Good taken for William Marble in a Suit of Chancery
now Depending in Lunenburgh County betwixt the said Marable Complainant and
William Harris Defendant
This Deponent being of the Age of Thirty years or there abouts being first
sworn Doth say
That he had of the said Harris Ten Barrells of Corn (as he believes) for a
horse. That he was to have had the ten Barrells made up Fifteen but that he
never received more than two or three Barrells more & one Peck being Informed
by Harris his Corn fell Short.
This Deponant being asked the year he received this Corn of Harris sais, he
believes it was part of the first Crop Harris made on Marrables Plantation
And being further asked if the Corn he had of Harris was made in the year
1746 or 1747 sais (unreadable or blank)----And this Deponent further …first
year Harris worked on the Plantation
here is also a copy of these berkley/ laurens co, sc grants and memorial/ taxes paid on these grants in charleston, sc.
you will note that joseph davenport, father-in-law of our samuel goode, paid the tax/ memorial for our mackerness goode, sr's 100-acre ca 1770 grant there in berkley/ laurens co, sc.
the fact that this was our mackerness goode, sr, who obtained this 100-acre grant and which, then, became the property of his oldest son, our samuel goode/ jemimah davenport, is confirmed by also the following laurens co, sc deeds.
survey for mackerness goode, jr, pursuant to precept dated 3 march 1767, 500 acres in berkley county on branch of little river called beaverdam branch; bounded east by cornelius cargill; northeast by david craddock; nw by john box; sw by william arthur and west by aquilla hall. survey certified may 19, 1767. john caldwell, d.s.
memorial by mackerness goode, jr, 500 acres in berkley co.....survey certified may 19, 1767; quit rent to commence in 2 years. signed m. goode. john caldwell, d.s.
survey for mackerness goode, sr, pursuant to precept dated 1 march 1769, 100 acres in berkley county on the waters of the little river, bounded west by daniel osborne, east by mackernees goode, jr. survey certified 21 june, 1769. john caldwell, d.s.
memorial by mackerness goode, sr, in berkley co on waters of little river....certified 6 feb 1771 and granted 12 april 1771; quit rent to commence in 2 years. signed 13 may 1771 by joseph davenport, delivered 7 oct 1773. john caldwell, d.s.
survey for cornelius cargill pursuant to precept dated 3 march 1767, 400 acres in berkley co, sc on little river called beaverdam branch bounded west by john cargill; david taggert and james ryan; west by mackerness goode. survey certified 19 may 1767. john caldwell, d.s.
memorial by cornelius cargill, 400 acres on branch of little river called beaverdam branch......signed 6 dec 1767 by m. goode. john caldwell, d.s.
survey for william harris, jr, pursuant to precept dated 2 february 1768; 150 acres in berkley county on branch of little river called north's creek; bounded northeast by andrew rodgers; southeast by william harris, senr. survey certitfied 26 feb 1768. certified by order of council 6 nov 1771. john caldwell, d.s.
memorial for william harris, jr; 150 acres in berkley county on north's creek of little river.....survey certified 6 nov 1771; granted 7 jan 1772. quit rent to commence in 2 years. signed by john caldwell, d.s. delivered 6 april 1772 to cornelius cargill.
survey for william harris, sr, pursuant to precept 2 feb 1768; 300 acres in berkley county on north's creek of little river; bounded on all sides by vacant land. survey certified 26 feb 1768; certified by order of council 1 sept 1772. john caldwell, d.s
memorial for william harris, sr; 300 acres in berkley county on a branch of little river called north's creek.....survey certified 1 sept 1772. quit rent to commence in 2 years. signed 15 jan 1773 by patrick cunningham. john caldwell, d.s.
again, the following laurens co, sc deeds show that our samuel goode/ jemimah davenport was the oldest son of our mackerness goode, sr and who had inherited this 100-acre grant of his father, our mackerness goode, sr, who had died intestate there in laurens co, sc before 1789, and that he and his brother, our mackerness goode, jr, had sold these grants there in laurens co, sc to richard shackleford.
laurens co, sc deed book C, page 193, 1789, samuel goode, gentleman, to richard shackleford, pastor of the baptist chuch, for 100 pds, 100 acres on the little river, original grant 4/ 12/ 1771 to mackerness goode, sr, who died intestate and samuel goode, his heir at law. witnesses: joseph cox; francis brooks; alexander stewart. silvanus walker,
laurens co, sc deed book C, page 192, 1789, mackerness goode, gentleman, of edgefield co, sc to richard shackleford, pastor of the baptist church, for 500 pds, 500 acres on the beaverdam creek of little river, original grant 10/ 30/ 1767 bordered on cornelius cargill; david craddock; john box; william arthur. witnesses: samuel goode; joseph cox; francis brooks. silvanus walker, j.p.
here is also the laurens co, sc deed showing that our related mackerness goode, jr, again, son of our mackerness goode, sr, sold other land to our related patrick cunningham/ ann harris also there in laurens co, sc.
again, the records of laurens co, sc show that ann harris cunningham, wife of patrick cunningham, and who was born ca 1747, was the sister of my/ our william harris, jr/ frances rodgers b ca 1748, children of our william harris, sr/ frances goode.
laurens co, sc deed book E, page 76, 1793, mackerness goode, planter, of edgefield co, sc to patrick cunningham, planter, in laurens, for 400 pds sterling, 900 acres on the beaverdam creek of little river in laurens co, sc: 1) 200 acre grant by bull 4/ 12/ 1771; 2) 200 acre grant to william martin, decd, 4/ 29/ 1768 by montague conveyed by reeves martin, oldest son and heir of william martin, decd; 3) 100 acre original grant to william mc laughlin by montague 10/ 13/ 1767, conveyed; 4) 150 acre original grant to samuel caldwell by montague, conveyed by john caldwell, oldest brother and heir of samuel caldwell, decd; 5) 250 acres bordered on christopher rowland; john osborne; john walker; original grant to moses yarbrough by bull 7/15/1768, conveyed. witnesses: james burnside, jr; john bowman; john dunklin. angus campbell, j.p.
again, what confirms that this was our related mackerness goode, jr, who sold this land to our related patrick cunningham/ ann harris is the info posted earlier by gwen downey on the edgefield forum and also our mackerness goode, jr's 1793/ 1795 edgefield co, sc will:
again, part of this land our mackerness goode, jr sold to our related patrick and ann harris cunningham had been sold to him by reeves martin, son of william martin/ frances goode, daughter of our mackerness goode, jr, who had remarried a mr edwards.
again, this info i also cited shows that our frances goode martin had re-married a mr edwards and that she was the mother of reeves martin and it is, again, our frances goode martin edwards who is named as a daughter in our mackerness goode, jr's 1793/ 1795 edgefield co, sc will.
this info here re reeves martin and his parents, our related william martin/ frances goode martin edwards, daughter of our mackerness goode, jr, who died there in 1793/ 1795 in edgefield co, sc was posted by gwen downey on the edgefield co, sc forum # 1256.
From Edgefield County Records, by Janie Revill
MARTIN, William - Edgefield Ct. Min. Bk. Page 133 Oct 1787
Mrs. Frances Edwards, late widow of William Martin, Dec'd, who proved the will of the dec'd in common form and produced the renunciation of the other executor, Macness Goode, ordered that she be qualified as an executrix.
Same Page - "Mrs. Wesley Martin and Rieves Martin being of full age the guardianship of the aforesaid Wesley and Rieves was granted to Garland Goode on the giving bond and seniority --who gave William Matthews and Drury Matthews for the faithful discharge of the sum of 2000 pounds. Order Apportionment of estate Wm. Martin
here, again is also an excerpt from the 1793/ 1795 edgefield co, sc will of our mackerness goode, jr naming frances goode martin edwards as his daughter and also showing, of course, that our mackerness goode, jr had several bonds with our related patrick cunningham/ ann harris, sister of our william harris, jr/ frances rodgers, children of our william harris, sr/ frances goode, daughter also of our mackerness goode, sr and sister of our mackerness goode, jr and samuel goode/ jemimah davenport.
INGMIRE, Frances S.: Edgefield County, South Carolina Old Wills, Book A-B,
1787-1806, Volume I; Copyright, 1982 by Frances Terry Ingmire; Published,
1982, by F. T. Ingmire, St. Louis, MO, USA. p. 68
Will Book A, pp. 80-81 by R. TUTT, Clerk of Edgefield Co., SC, Court, Box
#38, Pkg. #1492 Will dtd. 31 Aug 1793; Prob. March Term 1795
The Will of Mackerness GOODE
In the Name of God Amen, I Mackerness Goode of Edgefield County in the
State of South Carolina, being weak in body but of sound mind and memory
bless be God therefore do this day make and publish this my Last Will and
Testament, in manner and form following
that is to say~ Imprimis~ I recommend my soul unto almighty God, he gave it
to men and my body to the earth from whence it came, in hopes of a joyful
resurrection through the mertis of my saviour Jesus Christ, and as for the
worldly estate it has pleasedGod to Bless me with, I dispose thereof as
First I give to my son John Goode three certain bonds from Patrick Cunningham for the payment of one hundred pounds sterling each first of
which will be due the twenty second day of May 1795, the second year after
and the third the twenty second day of May 1797.
I give unto my son Garland Goode one negro man named Jack, and one negro
woman named Uyna and also all the furniture and stock of horses, cattle and
hogs that he now has in his possession.
I give to my son Lewwilling Goode [Llewellin] one negro man named Adam
and one negro woman named Matt, together with all the stock of horses,
cattle and hogs and household furniture now in his possession,
and I hereby confirm what I have already given to son Samuel Good and my
daughter Frances EDWARDS and it is my will and desire that in case of my son
John should die before he received payment of the above mentioned bonds or
in case he should now be dead, in that case it is my desire that the same be
equally divided between my sons Garland and Lewwilling [Llewellin] and do.......
marge, thank you for the information that our samuel goode/ jemimah davenport also died in 1801 there in edgefield co, sc and that our related reeves martin was the executor.
do you have info from these estate papers of our samuel goode which you can cite?
again, this was also reeves martin's sister, and also daughter of our william martin/ frances goode edwards, daughter of our mackerness goode, jr, ursula martin who married james bullock, son of john bullock/ mary mitchell, who was also the brother of my/ our nathaniel bullock/ mary hawkins, whose daughter fanny bullock married my george allen who died in 1806 in oglethorpe co, ga, parents of my henry allen/ elizabeth colbert and their son stephen n. allen/ lucinda colbert were the parens of my great-grandmother amanda allen who married my great- grandfather martin alonzo harris in 1874 in paulding co, ga.
again, the more i learn the more involved this becomes.
we are participating in the harris dna project and like our goode family, our harris family also traces back to henrico co, va to our major william harris, who died in 1678 there in henrico co, va, son of our captain thomas harris 1611 of jamestown.
also, per the henrico co, va records, both our william harris/ mary, son of our major william harris/ alice, and our john goode, father of our samuel goode/ martha jones, were involved with the same allason clark there in henrico co, va.
again, i would be glad to hear more from you.
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