Robert Keele1

M, b. circa 1680, d. between 1725 and 1750
FatherThomas Keele2 b. s 1640, d. 1682
MotherMary Butler3 b. s 1645, d. bt 13 Jan 1724/25 - 20 Aug 1725
     Robert Keele is mentioned in the biography of Capt Thomas Relfe; Relfe (Ralph, Relph, Rolfe) Thomas (ca 1645- 1713 or 1714) jurist, legislator, provost marshall, and surveyor general, was the son of Dr. Thomas and Dorothy Relfe, who moved from Virginia to the Carolina colony about 1663. it has been suggested that Dr. Relfe may have been the son of he early Jamestown settler John Rolfe and his Indian wife Pocahontas. The theory rests on circumstantial evidence and an assumption as to the "correct" spelling of the name Relfe (Rolfe) w hich has many variants in the old manuscripts. More substantial evidence would be necessary to establish the theory as a fact.
On 25 Sep 1663 Dr Relfe was issued a patent for 750 acres of land in the Carolina colony, then called Albemarle. About that time the family moved to the grant which was on the Pasquotank River. In addition to the parents, the family included son Thomas, then about eighteen years old, and a younger son, William. Several relatives of the Relfes moved to Albemarle about the same time, including the families of Richard Roads (Rhodes) and John and William Jennings, but the relationships are not clear. There also were other Carolina settlers named Relfe, but they appear in the records a little later and their relationship if any is unknown.
The sparse surviving records of Albemarle tell little about the Relfe family's early years in the colony. Dr. Relfe probably died before March 1680, when a court ordered John Jennings to return an account of the estate of a Thos. Roelph. No later reference to the doctor has been found, nor is there information respecting his wife.
By 6 Jan 1689/90 Thomas Relfe was a justice of Pasquotank Precinct Court, an office that he also held in1694 and 1700. No doubt he servd on the court in some or all of the intervening years, for their there are virtually no extant records of that court. By the 1690's Relfe bore the title of captain, whih suggests that he was active in the militia.
About 1683 Thomas Relfe married Mary Keile (Keele), widow of Thomas Kiele. Before her marriage to Kiele, Mary appears to have been married to one Butler and to have had a daughter, Ann, by him. She had three children by Keile - Thomas, Sarah, and Robert -- and she bore Relfe two children - Thomas and Dorothy. Relfe was guardian as well as stepfather to the Keile children. Yet another member of his household was William Roads, who also was Relfe's ward. Roads was either Relfe's nephew or his wife's.
Relfe continud to live in Pasquotank Precinct, where his parents had settled. he owned at least 600 acres of land in addition to that inherited from his father. His brother William also lived in Pasquotank and had extensive landholdings. Both Thomas and William servd on the Anglican church vestry for the Pasquotank parish. They were strongly opposed to permitting Quakers to serve in governmental positions.
In 1694 the General Court appointed Thomas and William Relfe administrators of the estate of Elizabeth Roads (widow of Richard Roads) as "nearest of kin" to the orphans. IN spite of their being designated "nearest of kin," a later court (in 1695) granted guarianship of two of the Roads orphans to Dorothy Jennings, wife of John Jennings, in compliance with a petition in which Dorothy identified herself as 'grandmother and nearest of kin' to the orphans. The William Roads who was reared by Thomas and Mary Relfe appears to have been a third orphan of Richard and Elizabeth Roads. These and other records indicate that Thomas and William Relfe were close kin to Dorothy Jennings and to either Richard Roads or his wife Elizabeth, but they do not make their relationships clear.
Thomas Relfe was politically active much of his life. In addition to sitting on the Pasquotank Court, he held offices significant to the entire colony. On 27 Sep 1794 he took oath as provost marshall (high sheriff) for Albemarle an office he held through December 1696. From July 1696 through March 1702/3 he served as deputy for the surveyor general. By commission dated 26 Aug 1703 Relfe himself was appointed surveyor general, a position he held until some date in 1705. He was a member of gthe Assembly in 1711 an perhaps other years. In July 1712 he became justice of the General Court, on which he sat through August 1713.
Relfe died between 26 Oct 1713, when he made a deposition in a lawsuit, and 10 Aug 1714, when the governor and Council ordered payment to Mary Relfe of money due her deceased husband. In the deposition he gavve his age as sixty-eight. For some reason his will, made in 1704, was not probated until 1720. in the will, Relfe named as legatees his wife Mary, his son Thomas, his daughter Dorothy, and William Roads.
Mary Relfe died between 13 jan 1724/25, when she made her will, and 20 Aug 1725, when her will was probated. Apparently, both of her children by Relfe and one of her sons by Keile already had died, for her legatees did not include her daughter Dorothy Relfe or her sons Thomas Relfe and Thomas Keile. Indeed, she bequeathed "the chest that was my son Thomas Relfes' to William Roads, as well as other items of substantial value, including land. Possibly the bequest of land was confirmation of a bequest by her husband, who had bequeathed a tract of land to William Roads on condition that "he stays with his aunt until he comes of age." Mary Relfe's legatees also included Wiliam Relfe's two grandchildren, Thomas and Mary Relfe as well as her daughters Ann and Sarah, her son Robert Kele, and members of their families.4 Robert Keele was born circa 1671 at Pasquotank County, North Carolina.1 He was born circa 1680 at Pasquotank County, North Carolina.5 He married Tamer ? say 1706 at Pasquotank County, North Carolina.5 Robert Keele died between 1725 and 1750 at Pasquotank County, North Carolina.3

Family

Tamer ? b. s 1686, d. bt 1707 - 1776
Child

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Worrell, Tracy, Olson, Adams, Pettigrew, jarman, Terry, other.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.
  4. [S1258] Mattie Erma E Parker, Relfe (Ralph, Relph, Rolfe) Thomas,.
  5. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, MJDeGraffenried Family Tree.
  6. [S182] John A Brayton, Rolfe/ Relfe- Jennings: The Unclosed Case of an Unclosed Case, p 17.

Edmund Chancy1

M, b. 1667, d. 1754
     Edmund Chancy was born in 1667 at Pasquotank County, North Carolina.2,1 He married Sarah Keele at Pasquotank County, North Carolina, in 1690.3,1 Edmund Chancy died in 1754 at Pasquotank County, North Carolina.1

Family

Sarah Keele b. 1667, d. 1754
Child

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Buxton-Baker-Stout-Brownell-Briggs-Dickenson Family Tree.
  2. [S182] John A Brayton, Rolfe/ Relfe- Jennings: The Unclosed Case of an Unclosed Case, p 16.
  3. [S182] John A Brayton, Rolfe/ Relfe- Jennings: The Unclosed Case of an Unclosed Case, p 9.
  4. [S2] Heather Schaub, 25 Aug 2001, Buxton-Baker-Stout-Brownell-Briggs-Dickenson Family Tree.

Sarah Keele1

F, b. 1667, d. 1754
FatherThomas Keele1 b. s 1640, d. 1682
MotherMary Butler2 b. s 1645, d. bt 13 Jan 1724/25 - 20 Aug 1725
     Sarah Keele was also known as Sarah Keile.3 She is mentioned in the biography of Capt Thomas Relfe; Relfe (Ralph, Relph, Rolfe) Thomas (ca 1645- 1713 or 1714) jurist, legislator, provost marshall, and surveyor general, was the son of Dr. Thomas and Dorothy Relfe, who moved from Virginia to the Carolina colony about 1663. it has been suggested that Dr. Relfe may have been the son of he early Jamestown settler John Rolfe and his Indian wife Pocahontas. The theory rests on circumstantial evidence and an assumption as to the "correct" spelling of the name Relfe (Rolfe) w hich has many variants in the old manuscripts. More substantial evidence would be necessary to establish the theory as a fact.
On 25 Sep 1663 Dr Relfe was issued a patent for 750 acres of land in the Carolina colony, then called Albemarle. About that time the family moved to the grant which was on the Pasquotank River. In addition to the parents, the family included son Thomas, then about eighteen years old, and a younger son, William. Several relatives of the Relfes moved to Albemarle about the same time, including the families of Richard Roads (Rhodes) and John and William Jennings, but the relationships are not clear. There also were other Carolina settlers named Relfe, but they appear in the records a little later and their relationship if any is unknown.
The sparse surviving records of Albemarle tell little about the Relfe family's early years in the colony. Dr. Relfe probably died before March 1680, when a court ordered John Jennings to return an account of the estate of a Thos. Roelph. No later reference to the doctor has been found, nor is there information respecting his wife.
By 6 Jan 1689/90 Thomas Relfe was a justice of Pasquotank Precinct Court, an office that he also held in1694 and 1700. No doubt he servd on the court in some or all of the intervening years, for their there are virtually no extant records of that court. By the 1690's Relfe bore the title of captain, whih suggests that he was active in the militia.
About 1683 Thomas Relfe married Mary Keile (Keele), widow of Thomas Kiele. Before her marriage to Kiele, Mary appears to have been married to one Butler and to have had a daughter, Ann, by him. She had three children by Keile - Thomas, Sarah, and Robert -- and she bore Relfe two children - Thomas and Dorothy. Relfe was guardian as well as stepfather to the Keile children. Yet another member of his household was William Roads, who also was Relfe's ward. Roads was either Relfe's nephew or his wife's.
Relfe continud to live in Pasquotank Precinct, where his parents had settled. he owned at least 600 acres of land in addition to that inherited from his father. His brother William also lived in Pasquotank and had extensive landholdings. Both Thomas and William servd on the Anglican church vestry for the Pasquotank parish. They were strongly opposed to permitting Quakers to serve in governmental positions.
In 1694 the General Court appointed Thomas and William Relfe administrators of the estate of Elizabeth Roads (widow of Richard Roads) as "nearest of kin" to the orphans. IN spite of their being designated "nearest of kin," a later court (in 1695) granted guarianship of two of the Roads orphans to Dorothy Jennings, wife of John Jennings, in compliance with a petition in which Dorothy identified herself as 'grandmother and nearest of kin' to the orphans. The William Roads who was reared by Thomas and Mary Relfe appears to have been a third orphan of Richard and Elizabeth Roads. These and other records indicate that Thomas and William Relfe were close kin to Dorothy Jennings and to either Richard Roads or his wife Elizabeth, but they do not make their relationships clear.
Thomas Relfe was politically active much of his life. In addition to sitting on the Pasquotank Court, he held offices significant to the entire colony. On 27 Sep 1794 he took oath as provost marshall (high sheriff) for Albemarle an office he held through December 1696. From July 1696 through March 1702/3 he served as deputy for the surveyor general. By commission dated 26 Aug 1703 Relfe himself was appointed surveyor general, a position he held until some date in 1705. He was a member of gthe Assembly in 1711 an perhaps other years. In July 1712 he became justice of the General Court, on which he sat through August 1713.
Relfe died between 26 Oct 1713, when he made a deposition in a lawsuit, and 10 Aug 1714, when the governor and Council ordered payment to Mary Relfe of money due her deceased husband. In the deposition he gavve his age as sixty-eight. For some reason his will, made in 1704, was not probated until 1720. in the will, Relfe named as legatees his wife Mary, his son Thomas, his daughter Dorothy, and William Roads.
Mary Relfe died between 13 jan 1724/25, when she made her will, and 20 Aug 1725, when her will was probated. Apparently, both of her children by Relfe and one of her sons by Keile already had died, for her legatees did not include her daughter Dorothy Relfe or her sons Thomas Relfe and Thomas Keile. Indeed, she bequeathed "the chest that was my son Thomas Relfes' to William Roads, as well as other items of substantial value, including land. Possibly the bequest of land was confirmation of a bequest by her husband, who had bequeathed a tract of land to William Roads on condition that "he stays with his aunt until he comes of age." Mary Relfe's legatees also included Wiliam Relfe's two grandchildren, Thomas and Mary Relfe as well as her daughters Ann and Sarah, her son Robert Kele, and members of their families.4 Sarah Keele was born in 1667 at Pasquotank County, North Carolina.1,3 She married Edmund Chancy at Pasquotank County, North Carolina, in 1690.5,6 As of 1690,her married name was Chancy.5,6 As of 1725,her married name was Sarah Chance.5 They witnessed Mary Butler's death at Pasquotank County, North Carolina, between 13 January 1724/25 and 20 August 1725. "Will of Mary Relfe
In the name of God Amen
The thirteenth day of January/ in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and / Twenty Four Five I Mary Relfe of the Precinct of / pasquotank in Ye county of Albemarle of the Province of Nor Carolina Widow being Very sick & weak in body but of Perfect Mind and Memory Praise be given to God for the same and at this present calling to Mind ye/ Mortality of This life and of my body Knowing it is/ appointed for all Men once to Die do Thearfore make/ ordain Constitute Authorize and Appoint This my proper Last will and Testament, Disanuling & Disalowing/ Renouncing & Revoking All and Every other and all/ other Wills Testaments Legacies bequeaths or bequests/ or any thing of Ye nature by me formerly made or / Given & Ratifying & Confirming This and onely this/ To be My proper last Will and Testament in this / Manner and Form Following
Imp I yeild my soul up to Almighty God Who Gave it to me/ and my body to be buried in a Christian like manner/ and ye Discretion of My Executor hereafter named
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Chance / My Mulatto Girl named Sarah [ ] all the Time She has/ to serve as by Indenture appears and if my Daughter Sarah/ Should decease before the Term of Th[ ] The Said / Melato Girl to be free
Item I give to my Sarah Chance To her/ and her heirs my Great Brass Kettle, one Warming pan one brass / Mortar Two brass candlesticks and my feather bed and furniture/ Which I always Slept on.
Item I give and bequeath tomy two granddaughters Mary & Ann Palin / my Chest and the effects therein to be Equally Divided be/Tween them & my two Trunks Ye Biggest to Ye eldest and the / Least to Ye youngest
Item I give & bequeath to my Granson Daniel Chance one of [ ] bed and furniture on Tr[ ] one cow with all her increase.
Item I Give Unto William Roads my Ovell Table and Ye Chest That Was/ My Son Thomas Relf's and all my Chaires and a peice of land up/ the River Ye Remaining part of his patent to him & his heirs/ for ever and a third part of all my Coopers & other tools
Item: I give to my granddaughter Mary Keell My Bble.1 Sarah Keele died in 1754 at Pasquotank County, North Carolina.3

Family

Edmund Chancy b. 1667, d. 1754
Child

Citations

  1. [S182] John A Brayton, Rolfe/ Relfe- Jennings: The Unclosed Case of an Unclosed Case, p 16.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S2] Heather Schaub, 25 Aug 2001, Buxton-Baker-Stout-Brownell-Briggs-Dickenson Family Tree.
  4. [S1258] Mattie Erma E Parker, Relfe (Ralph, Relph, Rolfe) Thomas,.
  5. [S182] John A Brayton, Rolfe/ Relfe- Jennings: The Unclosed Case of an Unclosed Case, p 9.
  6. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Buxton-Baker-Stout-Brownell-Briggs-Dickenson Family Tree.

Thomas Palen1

M, b. circa 1672, d. 1 August 1733
     Thomas Palen was also known as Henry Palin Jr.2 Thomas Palen was also known as Thomas Palin.3 He was born circa 1672 at Pasquotank County, North Carolina.3 He married Ann Butler at Pasquotank County, North Carolina, say 1690.4 Thomas Palen died on 30 January 1698/99 at Pasquotank County, North Carolina.2 He died on 1 August 1733 at Pasquotank County, North Carolina.3

Family

Ann Butler b. s 1663, d. 1714
Children

Citations

  1. [S182] John A Brayton, Rolfe/ Relfe- Jennings: The Unclosed Case of an Unclosed Case, p 16.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Peggy.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, The Rogers Family.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Worrell, Tracy, Olson, Adams, Pettigrew, jarman, Terry, other.
  5. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

Mary Palin1

F, b. 1693, d. 7 June 1740
FatherThomas Palen1 b. c 1672, d. 1 Aug 1733
MotherAnn Butler1 b. s 1663, d. 1714
     Mary Palin was born in 1693 at Pasquotank County, North Carolina.2,3 As of 16 December 1709,her married name was Glaister.3 She married Joseph Glaister on 16 December 1709 at Pasquotank County, North Carolina.3 They witnessed Mary Butler's death at Pasquotank County, North Carolina, between 13 January 1724/25 and 20 August 1725. "Will of Mary Relfe
In the name of God Amen
The thirteenth day of January/ in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and / Twenty Four Five I Mary Relfe of the Precinct of / pasquotank in Ye county of Albemarle of the Province of Nor Carolina Widow being Very sick & weak in body but of Perfect Mind and Memory Praise be given to God for the same and at this present calling to Mind ye/ Mortality of This life and of my body Knowing it is/ appointed for all Men once to Die do Thearfore make/ ordain Constitute Authorize and Appoint This my proper Last will and Testament, Disanuling & Disalowing/ Renouncing & Revoking All and Every other and all/ other Wills Testaments Legacies bequeaths or bequests/ or any thing of Ye nature by me formerly made or / Given & Ratifying & Confirming This and onely this/ To be My proper last Will and Testament in this / Manner and Form Following
Imp I yeild my soul up to Almighty God Who Gave it to me/ and my body to be buried in a Christian like manner/ and ye Discretion of My Executor hereafter named
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Chance / My Mulatto Girl named Sarah [ ] all the Time She has/ to serve as by Indenture appears and if my Daughter Sarah/ Should decease before the Term of Th[ ] The Said / Melato Girl to be free
Item I give to my Sarah Chance To her/ and her heirs my Great Brass Kettle, one Warming pan one brass / Mortar Two brass candlesticks and my feather bed and furniture/ Which I always Slept on.
Item I give and bequeath tomy two granddaughters Mary & Ann Palin / my Chest and the effects therein to be Equally Divided be/Tween them & my two Trunks Ye Biggest to Ye eldest and the / Least to Ye youngest
Item I give & bequeath to my Granson Daniel Chance one of [ ] bed and furniture on Tr[ ] one cow with all her increase.
Item I Give Unto William Roads my Ovell Table and Ye Chest That Was/ My Son Thomas Relf's and all my Chaires and a peice of land up/ the River Ye Remaining part of his patent to him & his heirs/ for ever and a third part of all my Coopers & other tools
Item: I give to my granddaughter Mary Keell My Bble.2 Mary Palin died on 7 June 1740 at Pasquotank County, North Carolina.3

Family

Joseph Glaister b. 1673, d. 30 Nov 1718

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S182] John A Brayton, Rolfe/ Relfe- Jennings: The Unclosed Case of an Unclosed Case, p 16.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Peggy.

Ann Palin1

F, b. say 1695, d. 19 February 1792
FatherThomas Palen1 b. c 1672, d. 1 Aug 1733
MotherAnn Butler1 b. s 1663, d. 1714
     Ann Palin was born say 1695 at Pasquotank County, North Carolina.2 They witnessed Mary Butler's death at Pasquotank County, North Carolina, between 13 January 1724/25 and 20 August 1725. "Will of Mary Relfe
In the name of God Amen
The thirteenth day of January/ in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and / Twenty Four Five I Mary Relfe of the Precinct of / pasquotank in Ye county of Albemarle of the Province of Nor Carolina Widow being Very sick & weak in body but of Perfect Mind and Memory Praise be given to God for the same and at this present calling to Mind ye/ Mortality of This life and of my body Knowing it is/ appointed for all Men once to Die do Thearfore make/ ordain Constitute Authorize and Appoint This my proper Last will and Testament, Disanuling & Disalowing/ Renouncing & Revoking All and Every other and all/ other Wills Testaments Legacies bequeaths or bequests/ or any thing of Ye nature by me formerly made or / Given & Ratifying & Confirming This and onely this/ To be My proper last Will and Testament in this / Manner and Form Following
Imp I yeild my soul up to Almighty God Who Gave it to me/ and my body to be buried in a Christian like manner/ and ye Discretion of My Executor hereafter named
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Chance / My Mulatto Girl named Sarah [ ] all the Time She has/ to serve as by Indenture appears and if my Daughter Sarah/ Should decease before the Term of Th[ ] The Said / Melato Girl to be free
Item I give to my Sarah Chance To her/ and her heirs my Great Brass Kettle, one Warming pan one brass / Mortar Two brass candlesticks and my feather bed and furniture/ Which I always Slept on.
Item I give and bequeath tomy two granddaughters Mary & Ann Palin / my Chest and the effects therein to be Equally Divided be/Tween them & my two Trunks Ye Biggest to Ye eldest and the / Least to Ye youngest
Item I give & bequeath to my Granson Daniel Chance one of [ ] bed and furniture on Tr[ ] one cow with all her increase.
Item I Give Unto William Roads my Ovell Table and Ye Chest That Was/ My Son Thomas Relf's and all my Chaires and a peice of land up/ the River Ye Remaining part of his patent to him & his heirs/ for ever and a third part of all my Coopers & other tools
Item: I give to my granddaughter Mary Keell My Bble.2 Ann Palin died on 19 February 1792 at Pasquotank County, North Carolina.3

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S182] John A Brayton, Rolfe/ Relfe- Jennings: The Unclosed Case of an Unclosed Case, p 16.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ann Palin in the US Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

husband Relf1

M, b. circa 1680, d. say 1718
     Husband Relf was born circa 1680 at North Carolina.2 He married Mary ? at North Carolina circa 1700.1 Husband died say 1718 at North Carolina.2

Family

Mary ? b. c 1680, d. 7 Dec 1725
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.

Mary ?1

F, b. circa 1680, d. 7 December 1725
     Mary ? was born circa 1680 at North Carolina.2 She married husband Relf at North Carolina circa 1700.1 She witnessed husband Relf's death at North Carolina say 1718.2 She married husband Jennings at North Carolina circa 1720.1 Her married name was Relf.1 Her married name was Jennings.1 Mary ? died on 7 December 1725 at Currituck County, North Carolina.1 She linkeage to John Relf is conjecture Abstracts of Wills 1690-1760, p. 185, Mary Jennings, Dec 7, 1725. Oct 7, 1729. Son: John Relf. Son-in-law and executor John Norton. Wit: David Linsey, Henry Smith, John Martyn, John Martyn, Clerk.1 She was Name-Standard.

Family

husband Relf b. c 1680, d. s 1718
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.

Margaret Relfe1,2

F, b. 1700, d. 1764
Fatherhusband Relf1 b. c 1680, d. s 1718
MotherMary ?1 b. c 1680, d. 7 Dec 1725
     Margaret Relfe was born in 1700 at Pasquotank County, North Carolina.1,2 Her married name was Norton.1 She married John James Norton at Pasquotank County, North Carolina, in 1731.1,2 Margaret Relfe died in 1764 at Currituck County, North Carolina.2

Family

John James Norton b. 1700, d. 3 Jul 1745

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Shannon Beacham Family Tree.

John James Norton1,2

M, b. 1700, d. 3 July 1745
     John James Norton was born in 1700 at Pasquotank County, North Carolina.2 He married Margaret Relfe at Pasquotank County, North Carolina, in 1731.1,2 John James Norton died on 3 July 1745 at Pasquotank County, North Carolina.2

Family

Margaret Relfe b. 1700, d. 1764

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Shannon Beacham Family Tree.

husband Jennings1

M, b. circa 1680, d. between 1721 and 1730
     Husband Jennings was born circa 1680 at North Carolina.2 He married Mary ? at North Carolina circa 1720.1 Husband Jennings died between 1721 and 1730 at North Carolina.2

Family

Mary ? b. c 1680, d. 7 Dec 1725

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.

Obadiah Ralph1

M, b. 1751, d. circa 1819
FatherThomas Ralph Jr1 b. c 1710, d. c 1774
MotherAlice "Else" Ralph1 b. 1720, d. 21 Feb 1800
     Obadiah Ralph was born in 1751 at Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island.1 He married Elizabeth Shearman on 20 September 1767 at Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island.1 Obadiah Ralph died circa 1819 at Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island.1 He WFT 6, #2096 'Obadiah Ralph, on list of recounts July 1780, Continental Army troops for Scituate. Age 29, 5ft, 5 in; born Cranston. Black hair, dark eyes, dark complexion (Military Papers, vol. 29, State Archives). Obadiah Ralph served in Captain Stephen Kimball's 1st Company of Scituate in the American Revolutionary War.' 1790 census Scituate Town, Providence County, RI Ralph Obadiah 1-0-3.1 He was Name-Standard.

Family

Elizabeth Shearman b. c 1750, d. c 1835
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

Elizabeth Shearman1

F, b. circa 1750, d. circa 1835
     Elizabeth Shearman was born circa 1750 at Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island.1 She married Obadiah Ralph, son of Thomas Ralph Jr and Alice "Else" Ralph, on 20 September 1767 at Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island.1 Her married name was Ralph.1 Her married name was Rolph for convenience only - no sources have this spelling. Elizabeth Shearman died circa 1835 at Scituate, Providence County, Rhode Island.1

Family

Obadiah Ralph b. 1751, d. c 1819
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

John Ralph1

M, b. 6 April 1769, d. 9 May 1841
FatherObadiah Ralph1 b. 1751, d. c 1819
MotherElizabeth Shearman1 b. c 1750, d. c 1835
     John Ralph was born on 6 April 1769 at Scituate, Providence County, Rhode Island.1 He married Mary Irons, daughter of Samuel Irons and Welthy Bullock, on 17 May 1792 at Foster, Providence County, Rhode Island.1 John Ralph died on 9 May 1841 at Meigs County, Ohio, at age 72.1 He WFT 6, #2096.1 He was Name-Standard.

Family

Mary Irons b. 15 Apr 1772, d. 26 Aug 1843
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

Mary Irons1

F, b. 15 April 1772, d. 26 August 1843
FatherSamuel Irons1 b. 29 Oct 1744, d. 9 May 1841
MotherWelthy Bullock2 b. 1747, d. bt 1773 - 1800
     Mary Irons was born on 15 April 1772 at Providence County, Rhode Island.1 She married John Ralph, son of Obadiah Ralph and Elizabeth Shearman, on 17 May 1792 at Foster, Providence County, Rhode Island.1 Her married name was Ralph.1 Mary Irons died on 26 August 1843 at Meigs County, Ohio, at age 71.1

Family

John Ralph b. 6 Apr 1769, d. 9 May 1841
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S74] FamilySearch.org, online www.familysearch.org, Samuel Irons.

Samuel Irons1

M, b. 29 October 1744, d. 9 May 1841
     Samuel Irons was born on 29 October 1744 at Gloucester, Providence County, Rhode Island.2 He married Welthy Bullock at Providence County, Rhode Island, say 1765.3 Samuel Irons died between 1811 and 1820 at Farmington, Ontario County, New York; familysearch has "after 6 Aug 1810."4 He died on 9 May 1841 at Meigs County, Ohio, at age 96.2

Family

Welthy Bullock b. 1747, d. bt 1773 - 1800
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, [Burns] McPhail Woods.
  3. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.
  4. [S74] FamilySearch.org, online www.familysearch.org, Samuel Irons.

Thomas Ralph1

M, b. 28 January 1793, d. 28 May 1814
FatherJohn Ralph2 b. 6 Apr 1769, d. 9 May 1841
MotherMary Irons2 b. 15 Apr 1772, d. 26 Aug 1843
     Thomas Ralph was also known as Perry Ralph.2 He WFT 6, #2096.2 He was born on 28 January 1793 at Foster, Providence County, Rhode Island.2,1 He died on 28 May 1814 at Meigs County, Ohio, at age 21.1

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Hutton Family Tree.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

Diana Ralph1,2

F, b. 12 January 1798, d. 1852
FatherJohn Ralph1 b. 6 Apr 1769, d. 9 May 1841
MotherMary Irons1 b. 15 Apr 1772, d. 26 Aug 1843
     Diana Ralph was born on 12 January 1798 at Rhode Island.1,2 She married William Saxton on 9 December 1818 at Gallia County, Ohio.1 Her married name was Saxton.1 Diana Ralph died in 1852 at Gallia County, Ohio.2

Family

William Saxton b. 4 Mar 1797, d. 17 Mar 1881

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Hutton Family Tree.

Stephen Ralph1

M, b. 27 August 1794, d. between 1861 and 1870
FatherJohn Ralph1 b. 6 Apr 1769, d. 9 May 1841
MotherMary Irons1 b. 15 Apr 1772, d. 26 Aug 1843
     Stephen Ralph was born on 27 August 1794 at Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island.1,2 He married Ann Gilmore on 9 April 1815 at Gallia County, Ohio.1 Stephen Ralph WFT 6, #2096.1 He was Name-Standard. He died between 1861 and 1870 at Meigs County, Ohio.1,2

Family

Ann Gilmore b. bt 1796 - 1798, d. c 1860

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Descendants of John Irons.

Obadiah Ralph1

M, b. 18 September 1800, d. 2 July 1877
FatherJohn Ralph1 b. 6 Apr 1769, d. 9 May 1841
MotherMary Irons1 b. 15 Apr 1772, d. 26 Aug 1843
     Obadiah Ralph was born on 18 September 1800 at New York.1 He married Sarah Smith on 19 September 1822 at Meigs County, Ohio.1 Obadiah Ralph died on 2 July 1877 at Gallia County, Ohio, at age 76.1

Family

Sarah Smith b. 13 Feb 1804, d. 13 Feb 1875

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

Erastus Ralph1

M, b. 8 August 1807, d. 2 June 1883
FatherJohn Ralph1 b. 6 Apr 1769, d. 9 May 1841
MotherMary Irons1 b. 15 Apr 1772, d. 26 Aug 1843
     Erastus Ralph was born on 8 August 1807 at Meigs County, Ohio.1,2 He married Mary Spilman on 31 December 1829 at Meigs County, Ohio.1 Erastus Ralph died on 2 June 1883 at Jay County, Indiana, at age 75.1,2

Family

Mary Spilman b. 1 Jul 1808, d. 7 Jun 1874

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Hutton Family Tree.

John Irons Ralph1

M, b. 1810, d. circa 1881
FatherJohn Ralph1 b. 6 Apr 1769, d. 9 May 1841
MotherMary Irons1 b. 15 Apr 1772, d. 26 Aug 1843
     John Irons Ralph was born in 1810 at Meigs County, Ohio.1,2 He married Hannah Spilman on 29 July 1838 at Gallia County, Ohio.1 He married Mary Layport at Gallia County, Ohio, on 15 August 1850.1,3 John Irons Ralph died circa 1881 at Missouri.1

Family 1

Hannah Spilman b. s 1818, d. bt 1839 - 1840

Family 2

Mary Layport b. 1830, d. bt 1881 - 1900

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, Mary Ralph.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mary Layport in the Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900.