Having interviewed Onnie Charlton last night by telephone, I am more sure than ever that this Charlton family has its roots in France. Onnie was born in Greene Co. Tennessee in the 1920's, a son of Joseph Charlton and grandson of Leman Charlton and great grandson of John R. Charlton and great great grandson of Simpson Charlton (b. 1801 Tenn). Onnie said that as a boy it was discussed in the family that their name was originally French and that their forebears had come from France to the Colonies. The names in the family seem to indicate this- Pointin, Harue, Mares, Curin- and the old testament names Jacob, Abraham, Moses seem to indicate Quaker or Jewish religion. Maybe they were Hugenot.
brothers are (I think)-
1.Ruebin Charleton -Wash. Co. Wills 1821(Could this be William R.?)
William C. Charleton, Thomas Charleton (married Jenny Glass 1805), and Simpson b. abt 1785 (married Eliz. Wilson 1805) could be the sons of Ruebin (William R?)
2.Pointin Charleton b. bef 1766
Pointen Charleton -1821 will Washington Co. Tenn
a. John abt 1789
b. Mary Ann "Polly" abt 1790
c. Pointen Jr. abt 1792
d. Thomas abt 1794
e. Margaret abt 1796 not in writing of will-could be Ruebin's daughter
f. Simpson b. 1801 Tenn.
Simpson Charlton b. 1801 had a 1st born son in 1833 called John R. (probably Ruebin) Charlton in a second marriage to a Susan Page. In this marriage he also had Moses 1837, Cata 1839, Martha 1840, Eleanor 1846, and Andrew 1849. These children are from the 1850 census. There may be more later.
William R. Charlton of Clark County IN had a son also named Simpson b in 1862. William R. Charlton could be from Simpson's first marriage to Sarah Collins 11 Dec. 1821 or he could be Simpson 1801's cousin, son of Ruebin.
Children of John R. Charlton 1833 and Elizabeth Ruth - from 1870 census Washington Co. Tenn
Elizabeth 39 1830 Virginia White District 13, Washington, TN Female
Joseph R 10.12 Tennessee White District 13, Washington, TN Male
Leman 13 1856 Tennessee White District 13, Washington, TN Male
Lucinda 9 1860 Tennessee White District 13, Washington, TN Female
Mares M 11 1858 Tennessee White District 13, Washington, TN Male
William J 6 1863 Tennessee White District 13, Washington, TN Male
Anna 7 1862 Tennessee White District 9, Washington, TN Female
Lemon J. Charlton (born October 1856 in Greene County, died February 09, 1934 in Greene County, Tennessee)
Nancy A. (from 1880 census)
Census Place: District 17, Greene, Tennessee
Source: FHL Film 1255258 National Archives Film T9-1258 Page 233C
Lemon CHARTON Self M M W 23 TN
Occ: Works On Farm Fa: TN Mo: TN
Nancy A. CHARTON Wife F M W 20 TN
Occ: Keeping House Fa: TN Mo: TN
Norris CHARTON Son M S W 9M TN
Fa: TN Mo: TN
TENNESSEE C. PULLIAM (born March 16, 1868) February 14, 1886 in Greene County, Tennessee
children-from 1900 census
1. OSCAR M. Feb 1887 Greene County, Tennessee
2. JOHN ABRAHAM Oct 1889 Greene County, Tennessee
3. JOSEPH Y. Jan 1894 Greene County, Tennessee
4. MIDDIA MAE13 CHARLTON, b. February 26, 1897, Greene County, Tennessee; d. December 31, 1989, Washington County, Tennessee; m. SAMBO ROBERTS, 1918, Greene County, Tennessee; b. October 11, 1894, Greene County, Tennessee; d. December 27, 1989
5. MARSY J. May 1899 Greene County, Tennessee
This is Lemon's uncle Moses below in the 1880 census- and younger brother to Lemon's father John born 1833. Moses is the son of Simpson Charlton b. 1801 and his 2nd wife Susan as seen in the 1850 census in Washington Co. which later became Greene Co..
Census Place: District 17, Greene, Tennessee
Source: FHL Film 1255258 National Archives Film T9-1258 Page 230B
Moses P. CHARLTON Self M M W 43 TN Occ: Farmer Fa: TN Mo: TN
Martha CHARLTON Wife F M W 34 TN Occ: Keeping House Fa: TN Mo: TN
Nancy J. CHARLTON Dau F S W 9 TN Fa: TN Mo: TN
Eli T. CHARLTON Son M S W 8 TN Fa: TN Mo: TN
JACK CHARLTON-or HARUE CHARLTON-?
John H. CHARLTON Son M S W 7 TN Fa: TN Mo: TN
Margaret S. CHARLTON Dau F S W 6 TN Fa: TN Mo: TN
ALEXANDER DUFF CHARLTON -
Alexander CHARLTON Son M S W 1 TN Fa: TN Mo: TN
Sister F S W 42 TN Occ: Keeping House Fa: TN Mo: TN
"Moses Charlton served as a private in G Co., 8th Tenn. Infantry. Enlisted on March 15, 1863, discharged on August 11, 1865. Was 26 years old, so that would put his birth date about 1837. He enlisted from Greene Co. Tenn. He married MARTHA WHITE,8 October 20, 1867 in Greenville, Tenn. She was born 1842 and died 1922,(this info from the pension records and marriage record that I have). His children are; TULL CHARLTON, JACK CHARLTON, JENNY CHARLTON, HARUE CHARLTON, ALEXANDER DUFF CHARLTON b. August 29, 1878. Tull Charlton is my great father. Moses ended up with I beleive about 500 acres of land in the Chiminey Top Mountain area of Tenn, which the family still owns most. (Otts Charlton (my grand father's brother)still lives in the old house). Moses also worked as mail Carrier and Post Master of Jeroldstown in Chuckey, Tenn., sometime after the war, so we're told. The connection that I found that may put him as Simpson's child came from another enrty on the World Tree Project."
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