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Re: Margaret TROLINGER (c.1745-1832) VA to TN
Posted by: pat (ID *****0702) Date: July 17, 2005 at 18:38:41
In Reply to: Margaret TROLINGER (c.1745-1832) VA to TN by Paul Phelps of 200

Thought I would briefly answer on line as I see others are also searching this branch. I am direct decendant of John Drollinger and his 2nd wife Mary McCullough of Haw River ,NC

My John had been married prior to Mary in 1806 in NC name UNK.He had children from 1st marriage son John- dau Sarah-dau Orpha Jane-dau Mary and by 2nd marriage son William S.Drollinger b 1807 in Bedford Co Tn.He may have had other daus who were older and already married by 1820.

The area where my John lived in NC was near a Quaker and Moravian community. They were persecuted by Gov Tryon 1771 and during the battle of Alamance nearly 500 of the community fled to Montgomery Co Tn in the Cumberland Gap area and the Powell Valley.Among them were the Henry Drollingers and the Alexanders and others of the Quaker faith.

The Cloyds and Thompsons in that area of Va are also intermarried to my family..
Henry Jr,Adam and Margaret Drollinger are siblings of my John . Henry fought in the Rev War with Rev Joseph and Rev Ezekial Cloyd and several of my Thompsons. They were at Kings Mountain and Shallow swamp and other battles in NC.They briefly returned to NC where John met and married 1806 to Mary McCullough dau of William McCullough. They sold their land in NC some to William Drollinger/Trollinger assumed to be another sibling.

In 1806 my John and all his siblings listed above went to Bedford Co Tn. The Adam Drollingers then used the surname Trollinger along with Henry Jr.

Margaret had accompanied them with her husband Lewis Bond.And another family of Jerimiah Shaw who was exec later for Lewis Bond estate in TN. She was his 2nd wife.She had married him in Nc a few years before leaving for TN.This was her 1st marriage.

In 1812 both Henry and John are in the TN Militia and fight in several battles with Andrew Jackson. No more is learned of Henry and he either died or may have returned to NC..

Adam Trollinger remained in Bedford Co Tn and at least 2 of his children married to Thompsons.His decendants are there today and several moved to Ark.

John Drollinger and the Lewis Bonds and Shaws then because of a rift in their Church ( Old Salem Cumberland Presbyterian in Bell Buckle ) removed to Wilson Co TN spring of 1820 where they were members of the Suggs Ck church. Aquilla Suggs of NC had moved with them 1806 to Bedford then Wilson.

John died suddenly that year before June and is buried on the 220 acre farm he had. Mary then is the owner of the property along with Johns children. Her youngest William S.Drollinger is sent to school out of the county with his guardian Fleming P. Woods. John Jr is then bound
out to John Roach for several years.

Margaret's husband Lewis then also died and Mary and Margaret and their children sell their farms and move to west Wilson Co where they purchase property on Stoners Ck. They are living a short distance from Mt Juliet TN and go to the Cloyd's CP church .John Jr then marries to UNK and removes to ILL and becomes member of the Mormon Church. He died there and his 2 children are sent back to old Mary his mother to be raised. Patrick was listed as b 1829 ILL and an idiot and Virginia b 1843 ILL.I do not know what happened to either of them.

Margarets dau Elizabeth Bond married William S Drollinger(1st cousins) and her son married the oldest dau of John Sr named Sarah.I have a lot more on all of them. But Sarah became a widow and later married James Phelps of Weakley Co who then also died in 1849.He had a previous marriage, more on these some other time.

Margaret died in Wilson Co 1834. Mary then with all her family (minus John Jr) moved in Mar of 1840 to Weakley Co TN to build a new Church.This included my Milton McGehee who married in 1837 to Mary jr Drollinger and also Jabez Nooner (married Orpha Jane Drollinger) son of Nathan of Wilson Co who had also moved with the Alexanders and Drollingers etc to Bedford Co.They were aso Quakers. And Rev Joseph Cloyd,Alfred Hill others had come with to build the church.

A Note here . The Alexanders and Nooners had gone to NC from MD with many other Quaker families led by Daniel Boone a Quaker.Boone then took this large group from NC to Powell Valley in VA.

William S Drollinger and his mother had a large amount of land in Weakley Co in both Dist 7 and 11. In dist 7, My Milton McGehee b 1810 VA had 15 acres deeded as gift from Levi Clark for the church .He died suddenly in Oct 1846 and left a baby John Calvin McGehee. Mary Jr his wife had died in child birth Dec 1845. Old Mary Drollinger Sr then raised John Calvin.

William S was a blacksmith and he was in business with W.D.Blakemore.
Then in 1857 they sold off most of their land and went to Paragould Ark. John and his wife both died there. A son of Wiiliam S, John C. was in the war under Confederacy and was captured in MO. I have no more info on his fate.One of Williams daus married an Almond who was Mayor of Paragould,Greene Co Ark as his 2nd wife. A son of William S was H.H.H. Drollinger .He and several sisters and old Mary went back to Weakley Co after the war and Mary lived to be very old.They sold off the rest of their holdings to the RR and some of the listed heirs were from ILL and another surname. Mary was b 1785 and died in the 1870's in Weakley. She is buried in the church they built called New Salem Cumberland Pres Church. Her Son in law Jabez Nooner was an elder there for over 50 years.

I have a lot more details but this is enough for now.I believe the Margaret you have is a much earlier Margaret then mine married to Lewis Bond and died in Wilson Co.. Pat

PS A Drollinger son of William S . had come to see John Calvin McGehee in 1924 the year he died. They had 2 daughters and had been living out of the US in a place called Trinidad or some such place.


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