"Separated January 8, 1828 leaving 6 small children"
Married January 22, 1817 - that is 11 yrs.
1 kid @ every 2 yrs., pregnant 9 mos. of that 2 yrs. leaving 1 1/2 yrs. during which time she was probably nursing.
(No bottles and baby food in those days - and it doesn't look like William could afford a wet nurse). (Note, she was on 1830 census with William).
Sary died at @ 41 yrs. old, probably from being bred and worked to death and I sincerely doubt she had any time to be "running off" - especially in those days when women had NO rights, even to their own children. She was probably sickly, and going somewhere for help in delivering her babies or with health issues. I can only find 3 children. Where are the other 3? Who are they?
Where is evidence for 2nd marriage of William?
This whole story stinks. William's divorce was initially denied, and when he tried again Sary was dead. Where is she buried? Why are her descendants allowing this unverified and insulting story to stand? Just because 13 ignorant men vouched for William's character does not prove anything. They have no idea how he treated his wife in private - or possibly didn't care. It is very rare that any woman leaves her children. Their last child was born in 1839,and it appears Sary died giving birth.
There is no evidence Sary was Indian. It appears she was not. The Person County Indians are not Cherokee. There is no evidence she ever used the names Staylong or Rutledge. There is no evidence of a 2nd marriage for either of them.
If you do have evidence of anything, please let me know.
Sary's parents are William Hargis and Elizabeth Jay.
The following family record of William Hargis is copied from the family record of said Hargis, in his own handwriting, and is on record at the Pension Bureau, Washington, D. C.
William Hargis was born in the year of our Lord God, one thousand, seven hundred and sixty, July 16, and married in the year 1782, and Elizabeth Jay Hargis was born in the year of our Lord God, April 22, 1766. These are the children of William Hargis and Elizabeth Hargisó
Abraham Hargis born Sept., 30, 1783
James Hargis born Oct. 10, 1785
Solomon Halley Hargis, born Feb. 6, 1788
Susannah Hargis, born March 29, 1790
Jean Hargis, born June 4, 1792
William Asa Hargis born Jan. 6, 1795
SALLY HARGIS born Nov. 16, 1798
Thomas Lea Hargis born Sept. 24, 1801--died Sept. 29, 1801
Beatsey Jay Hargis born March 8, 1804
Washington Green Hargis born Sept. 8, 1807
Her marriage to William Blaylock:
Sally Hargis, William Blalock, Person Co. Bond # 000094879 January 11, 1817, Bondsman: John W. McCracke, Witness: Joseph A. Woods
Name: William Blalock
Spouse: Sally Hargis
Marriage Date: 11 Jan 1817
Marriage County: Orange
Marriage State: North Carolina
Source Vendor: County Court Records - FHL # 0823664 and 0418148
Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT
Marriages of Orange Co., NC John W. McCracken, BM
Does anyone has a copy of divorce proceeding court papers? I will pay for copies and postage.
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