I have collected and show info below that points to Job and Bithia Pearsall being Elizabeth's parents. I would like any information that puts a date on the Henry Begley and Elizabeth Pearsall marriage and any information that supports William Begley, (the William who married Winnie Sizemore and settled in SE Kentucky) as being their son. I have photo of court record on land/lot dispute listed below if anyone is interested in it, I can email as a .jpg document.
Info found at:
Sources for Job Pearsall,
18th Century Pioneer of West Virginia
By Brian Bowers
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“Early Records of Hampshire County, Virginia (Now West Virginia),”
Compiled by Clara McCormack Sage and Laura Sage Jones, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore.
July 28, 1761 – Samuel Earl and wife Elizabeth of Frederick County (lease and release) to Job Pearsal of Hampshire County Lot #10, 323 acres on South Branch. Recorded Aug. 10, 1762. Witness: J. Keith, Gabriel Jones and Henry Begly. Make note of this, Henry Begley most likely owned 50 acres of lot #11
Sept. 7, 1762 – John Hopkins of North Carolina (power of attorney) to Job Pearsall. Gives Job Pearsall authority to sell land to Thomas Cressap. Recorded Dec. 13.
March 10, 1762 – Job and wife Bithia make note of Bithia name Pearsal of Hampshire County (mortgage) to Bryan Bruen, Merchant of Winchester, 323 acres on South Branch. Recorded March 11, 1762. Witness: Sam Dew.
Nov. 10, 1766 – Job Pearsall of Hampshire County to Luke Collins of Hampshire County, 323 acres on South Branch. Recorded Nov. 12, 1766.
Dec. 12, 1763 – Job Pearsall of Hampshire County (lease and release) to Thomas Cressap of Frederick County, Md., Lot #64, 310 acres on South Branch. Recorded Dec. 13.
Surveys on Wappacomo – South Branch of Potomac. #16 to Job Pearsall and Sam Earl.
John Piersall – wrote will Feb. 13, 1809. Probate Nov. 18, 1811. Wife: Hannah. Eleanor Lyons and Amee Kearfoot, daughters of Cornelius Hoagland, deceased. Sister: Rachel Mooney. Brother: Benjamin. Sister: Margaret Jackson and Eleanor Hall or Hill. Sister: Rachel has 7 children, Rachel, Isaac, Edmund, and David Mooney; also Mordecia, Elijah, and John Berkley or Barkley. Benjamin has children named probably nieces and nephews. Kisiah Hill, Hannah Kelly, sister (?) Naomy McNary, (husband Ebenezer), her children to get Alleg. Co MD land. Exec. William Vance and John Snyder. Wit. Alex King, Wm. Fox, Vincent William and Lewis Dunn.
(Note: Question mark is in transcript.)
“Abstracts of Virginia’s Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys Hampshire, Berkeley, Loudoun, Fairfax, King George, Westmoreland, Richmond, Northumberland & Lancaster Counties 1697-1784, Vol. IV,”
Compiled by Peggy Shomo Joyner, Portsmouth, Va., 1995, pages 52-52.
JOHN PEARSALL, heir of Job Pearsall for whom survd, escheated from Joseph Hamlin; 10 Sept. 1769-17 Nov. 1769; this being part of a larger tract (Lot 11) granted Joseph Hamlin for 289 a. by this office 7 June 1749. Hamlin died intestate without known heirs (see following affidavits.). 230 a. on Pattersons Crk; adj. Christ (Lott 10), Parker (Lott 12), Bagley (part of Lott 11 Bagley bought of Joseph Hamlin), Beaver (Lott 9) house drawn of 230 a. tract. CC-Garrett Reasoner & Jacob Criss. Present – Henry Bagley & Power Hazell. Surv. Moffett.
The following notes are from numerous 1769 affidavits in a dispute after Hamlin’s death. John Parker sd Hamlin solicited Edwrd Pursell to come live with him but Purslee inclined to go to Carolina. Thos (X) Queen sd Hamlin told him Job Persall would get his land if he outlived him. Henry Cyger declared the same. Job Pearsall had his improvements on Hamlin’s place apprd by Robert Bell (?), John Carpenter & Michael Diebolt (GS) – at L80. Usley Crist, wife of John Crist, sd Hamlin told her that whosoever lived on his plantation & maintained him would have it. Elizabeth Seaver sd Hamlin told her his land should be divided equally between two orphans, a boy of Ann Pursell alies hampton named Jonathan & the other a girl belonging to Elizabeth Begley alias Brannon alias Persall named Bathia Brannon. John Ramsey sd he asked Hamlin if he had no children to leave his land & Hamlin said he had but they ware so far off that Before they came to prove themselves Hairs ye costs & trouble would overgo ye profit. It had been Pearsall’s home in sickness & health for a long time & Hamlin was determined to make old Mr. Pearsall his hair & that sum time before he had determined to give it to Bagley’s Wifes daughter & Edward Purcells Son, but now Pearsall should have it. (Bagley’s wife formerly married to Robert Brannon.) (Keep the Robert Brannon name in mind) Additional affidavits were taken from Noah Hampton, Nicholas Seaver, Zadok Wright, Nicohlas Crist, Mrs. Alexander Gibney & Martha Wilson. 15 May 1770 – Summons to Ann Purcell on behalf of son Jonathan, a minor, & Henry Begley to shew cause why Deed should not issue to John Pearsall, devisee of Job Pearsall, decd.
Will of Job Pearsall (copy) 20 May 1770, proved 14 Aug. 1770. Land to my son John after my wife’s decease. Son John to pay L20 to each of my daughters Margaret & Eleanor when 21 or Day of Marriage, the land given John of much greater value than what I had to give any of my other children. Execs John Pearsall & Samuel Dew (?). Proved by oaths of Joseph Branton & John Carpenter (?).
1771 – Lewis Green, aged 35, swore he was working for Job Pearsall on Joseph Hamlin’s planation on 1 Jan. 1768 & Hamlin sd he would leave land to Pearsall after his death. Thomas McGuire and Nathaniel Ware, aged 43, gave their affidavits. N.d. – His Lordship is of opinion Ann Purcell has no right to the land & Henry Bagley has left the colony. Deed to issue to John Pearsall.
(Note: All question marks are in transcript.)
“Abstracts of Virginia’s Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys 1653-1781, Vol. V,”
Compiled by Peggy Shomo Joyner, Portsmouth, Va., 1995, pages 91-92.
ROMNEY PLAN; 3 May 1811.
61. Job Pierceall – Assignd to John Piersall Heir at law to Job Piersall decd.
Note that the above indicates that Henry Bagley’s wife name was Elizabeth, that she had been married to Robert Brannon, and that she had a daughter named Bathia which is very similar to Job Pearsall’s wife’s name Bithia listed above.
infor on Bagley and Pearsall found at:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jami/gedtree/gp1050.htm July 18, 2002
Husband Samuel Newberry Born: BET 1725 AND 1730- Donegal, County Donegal, Ireland Marr: 1771 - Bland Co, VA Died: AFT 28 JAN 1787- Montgomery Co., VA Father: Mother: Other Spouses:
Wife Bethia Brannon -Bagley Born: ABT 1755 - Died: - Father: Robert Brannon Mother: Elizabeth Pearsall Other Spouses
Husband Robert Brannon Born: - Marr: - Died: - Father: Mother: Other Spouses:
Wife Elizabeth Pearsall Born: - Died: - Father: Job Pearsall Mother: Bethia Other Spouses:
Children Bethia Brannon -Bagley Born: ABT 1755 - Died: -
66. Robert BRANNON.
67. Elizabeth PEARSALL. Robert BRANNON and Elizabeth PEARSALL had the following children:
33 i. Bethia BRANNON -BAGLEY.
32. Samuel NEWBERRY was born between 1725 and 1730 in Donegal, County Donegal, Ireland. He had an estate probated on 28 Jan 1787 in Montgomery Co., VA. He died after 28 Jan 1787 in Montgomery Co., VA. He served in the military Revolutionary War in Virginia. He was married to Bethia BRANNON -BAGLEY in 1771 in Bland Co, VA.
33. Bethia BRANNON -BAGLEY was born about 1755. Samuel NEWBERRY and Bethia BRANNON -BAGLEY had the following children:
i. Rev. Samuel NEWBERRY was born on 25 Dec 1773 in Bland Co, VA. He died on 12 Feb 1857.
ii. James NEWBERRY was born about 1775 in Montgomery Co., VA. He appeared on the census in 1830 in Crawford Co., MO. He died about 1841 in Pulaksi Co., MO.
16 iii. Robert NEWBERRY.
iv. David NEWBERRY was born in 1780 in Montgomery Co., VA.
v. Joseph NEWBERRY was born in 1782 in Montgomery Co., VA.
vi. Elizabeth NEWBERRY was born in 1785 in Montgomery Co., VA. She resided Unknown location Early 1800's in Tennessee.
vii. Rachel NEWBERRY was born in 1787 in Montgomery Co., VA.
The above information shows the Pearsall, Brannon, Bagley connection. Note that Bithia, Bathia, Bethia is spelled a 3rd way with an e here.
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