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Re: Children of Evan Pendarvis
Posted by: Randy Floyd Date: January 07, 2001 at 15:44:27
In Reply to: Children of Evan Pendarvis by j.pendarvis of 638

The Evan Pendarvis, son of Joseph and Rachel Pendarvis was born on Jan 4, 1809 and as confusing as it all is, is nearly certainly not the Evan Pendarvis born April 26, 1798. As best I can tell, the 1809 Evan married Caroline Brown in Leon Co., FL in 1830, shortly thereafter moved to LA and in 1853 married Anna Madden in TX. This couple then moved to New Orleans and raised a family of carpenters. Possibly this family died out in the male line. Joseph Pendarvis and his wife Rachel raised at least one Cherrytree who changed his name from Lewis Cherrytree to Lewis Pendarvis. It was made clear that Lewis was born legitemately in his name change decree. I've seen nothing to support that Rachel was a Cherrytree though it is a viable guess. This family travelled to Georgia after the War of 1812 and before 1820. They travelled with members of the Rumph, Patrick (including Wright Patrick), Nobles, Dewitt, May, and Linder families all from Colleton/Dorchester, SC to Wayne and Glynn Counties, GA. Interestingly Joseph Pendarvis and most of the Patrick families of 1810 Colleton were listed near each other and in the census as free, but non-white. As the other Pendarvis families of Colleton were considered free white by 1810, in spite of their descent from Parthenia, I have wondered if Rachel was visibly Indian and perhaps a Patrick or related individual. The Rumphs who moved with the group were the great-grandchildren of Parthenia and sons and daughters of Jacob and Elizabeth Cooner Rumph. Elizabeth Cooner was oft married and more than once subject to the tribulations of the era's widows. As the widow McPike, she and her children were considered non-white in 1810. I'm not sure there wasn't something political going on. Her youngest son Charles Frisch Rumph was named for a large planter and occassional money lender that various members of the extended Pendarvis and Rumph families dealt with. He was perhaps married to a relative, but I have no proof of it. Interestingly, Jacob Cherrytree, the near certain father of Lewis Cherrytree, was Charles Frisch's overseer.

The 1798 Evan was from a different branch. His mother, Sarah, travelled with the Varnadoes from Orangeburg to Pike Co., MS ca 1809-1814. There is an unaccounted for Sarah Varnadoe that could be her, though I've seen argument that she was a Noble/s. While the William Pendarvis that moved to Pike Co. with his wife Elizabeth Zeigler (heavily documented in Barnwell probate and general deeds) was the son of Joseph Pendarvis and grandson of Brand Pendarvis, I believe that Sarah was the widow of John Pendarvis, son of William Pendarvis and Catherine Pfund. He often signed on documents or appeared at auctions with his cousins William and James by Joseph (son of Brand) Pendarvis. He is listed in the census with a family that would otherwise be unaccounted for. Many think that John, son of William was killed in the Revolutionary War, but careful reading will prove that it is John, son of Brand, that was killed. At any rate, it was this Evan that married Anna Stephenson in 1825.


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