Descendants of Arthur McGraw

 

Generation 1

 

1.      ARTHUR1 MCGRAW was born in 1680 in Ireland. He died in Fairfield Co, SC. He married STEPHANIE HARPER. She was born in 1682. She died in 1714 in Fairfield Co, SC.

           Arthur is my 5th Great Grandfather.

 

Arthur McGraw and Stephanie Harper had the following child:

 

2.               i. EDWARD (SR)2 MCGRAW was born in 1695 in Fairfield Co, SC. He died on 10 Jan 1784 in Fairfield Co, SC. He married Obedience Hogan, daughter of William Hogan and Mary Unknown on 01 Sep 1722 in Brunswick, Brunswick Co, VA. She was born between 1695-1704 in Virginia. She died before 1777.

 

Generation 2

 

2.      EDWARD (SR)2 MCGRAW (Arthur1) was born in 1695 in Fairfield Co, SC. He died on 10 Jan 1784 in Fairfield Co, SC. He married Obedience Hogan, daughter of William Hogan and Mary Unknown on 01 Sep 1722 in Brunswick, Brunswick Co, VA. She was born between 1695-1704 in Virginia. She died before 1777.

 

Notes for Edward (Sr) McGraw:

 

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I, Edward McGraw, Senr. of Craven County and Providence of South Carolina am weak in body but of perfect sound mind and memory expecting shortly to die and come to judgement, do make and ordain this my last will and testament and as I hope to die in the Christian Faith and be buried in a Christian like manner shall add no more words to that preamble-but as touching what worldly goods it hath been pleased God to bless me with I give and devise in manner and form following that is to say first of all it may be remembered that all my former children Viz. James McGraw, William McGraw, Edward McGraw, Arthur McGraw And Enoch McGraw, deceased, Sarah Sharpton and Mary Wrandel have formerly res'd their legacies of my estate and fully satisfied.

 

Item: I give and bequeath unto my son John McGraw one hundred acres of land laid out to him by marks and bounds known to be called his part of land: Elizabeth McGraw, Obedience, Lucy, Martha, Patience McGraw I give and bequeath to each and every one of them one shilling sterling to them and their heirs forever.

 

Item: I give and bequeath unto Jacob McGraw my one hundred acres of land already laid out to him, to him and his heirs forever.

 

Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Reuben McGraw one hundred acres of land to contain the plantation whereupon I now live. Observing that fifty acres of the same is already laid out to my son Benjm McGraw so that the hundred acres divided between my sons Benjm & Reuben McGraw to them and their heirs for ever: Percilla, Janit, Dorcas & Solomon McGraw my children also I give and bequeath unto each and every one of them one shilling sterling to them and their heirs forever. So that four substances of the whole my tract of land whereon I now dwell, containing three hundred acres is already divided between four of my sons to wit 100 acres to my son John; 100 acres to my son Jacob, 50 acres to my son Benjm and 50 acres to my son Reuben including the plantation whereon I now dwell, to them and their heirs for ever & as for the remaindr of what stock and house hold goods I have, I give and bequeathe unto my well beloved son Reuben, only observe to be lent to my well beloved wife Aimay McGraw her life time and then to return to my son Reuben & his heirs forever.

 

IN WITNESS thereof, have hereunto set my hand and seal the 10th day of January in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty one and in the twenty first year of his Majestys reign.

 

In presence of us Jacob Gibson Jesse Fort

 

Edward X McGraw {seal}His mark

 

Proved 3 February 1784 Kershaw Co. Wills, Vol.1 Wills Not Recorded p. 77-78 (Apt. 49, pkg 1743)

He was Baptist and was a member of Little River Baptist Church, the church where his father-in-law, Peter Stearns, and Solomon and Elizabeth Mcgraw had helped establish in 1770. According to church minutes, Edward was excluded (excommunicated) May 10, 1794 for "a hard spirit and neglecting to hear the church".

 

enlisted in the 3rd South Carolina Regiment, Eighth Company of Rangers, under Capt. Woodward, Commanded by Col. William Thompson. (Card #37197379, Book Mark R&P 436786, #1136). He filed a Revolutionary War Claim for 120 days duty as a Private August 29, 1783 and was paid 17 pounds, 2 shillings and ten pence, sterling. (#5063a, SC Dept. of Archives & History). He is also listed in the "return of the officers, non-commissioned officers and private belonging to the Eighth company of Rangers of Capt. Thomas Woodward, commanded by Col. William Thompson, now in camp at Mineral Springs, near the Congaree,

 

August 7, 1775". See DAR membership #0701338) He made his "mark" with a sideways E.

 

Edward McGraw, 100 acres Pine Tree Hill Oct. 1749. Changed to Camden 1758-1768. There he and his wife Obedience are named in an indent on the sale of Obedience McGraw's father's land in Brunswick County, Virginia.

  

Edward McGraw, 100 acres Pine Tree Hill Oct. 1749. Changed to Camden 1758-1768. There he and his wife Obedience are named in an indent on the sale of Obedience McGraw's father's land in Brunswick County, Virginia.

 

Notes for Obedience Hogan:

 

21

Notes From The County Court Records

 

Brunswick Co. Deed Book 2, pp. 171-173, 1 September 1742. Deed from Edward McGraugh and wife Obedience of Northampton County, North Carolina and Henry Lauter and wife Mary of Brunswick Co, and Richard Smith of Northampton Co., N. C.

to James Turner of Brunswick Co., Va, for five shillings, 100 acres in Brunswick on south side Meherrin River, part

of patent to Richard Smith (of Northampton Co., N. C.) 20 Feb, 1719 conveyed to William Hogan who was then inhabitor of

said 100 acres and by succession from aforesaid Hogan descendents by lawful inheritance on Obedience and Mary both daughters

and co-heirs of William Hogan, dec'd, the inheritance falling

to Edward McGraugh and Henry Lauter by intermarring Obedience and Mary... [description of land given]... next to land

 

formerly belonging to Joseph Turner dec'd father of said James Turner.

 

Edward (Sr) McGraw and Obedience Hogan had the following children:

 

i.        MARY3 MCGRAW. She died in 1781.

 

ii.       SARAH MCGRAW. She died in 1781.

 

iii.      JOHN MCGRAW was born in 1724. He died before 1755.

 

iv.      OBEDIENCE MCGRAW was born between 1723-1730 in Northampton County, North Carolina.

 

v.       PRISLAH MCGRAW.

 

vi.      WILLIAM MCGRAW was born between 1723-1730 in Northampton County, North Carolina.

 

3.               vii. EDWARD (JR) MCGRAW was born between 05 Aug 1745-1746 in Craven Co, SC. He died in 1832 in Fairfield County, South Carolina. He married Rhoda Stearns in 1768 in South Carolina. She was born in South Carolina.

 

viii.    BENJAMIN MCGRAW.

 

ix.      JOHN MCGRAW.

 

x.       JACOB MCGRAW.

 

xi.      ENOCH MCGRAW.

 

xii.     ARTHUR MCGRAW.

 

5.               xiii. JAMES MCGRAW was born between 1726-1740. He died about 1832 in Fairfield County, South Carolina. He married Rachel Corzine, daughter of John Corzine and Mary Unknown in Mecklenburg, NC. She was born in Mecklenburg Co, NC. She died about 1814.

 

Generation 3

 

3.      EDWARD (JR)3 MCGRAW (Edward (Sr)2, Arthur1) was born between 05 Aug 1745-1746 in Craven Co, SC. He died in 1832 in Fairfield County, South Carolina. He married Rhoda Stearns in 1768 in South Carolina. She was born in South Carolina.

 

Notes for Edward (Jr) McGraw: Edward was a Rev War Vet

 

Edward (Jr) McGraw and Rhoda Stearns had the following children:

 

i.        JOHN4 MCGRAW was born in 1724. He died before 1755.

 

ii.       WILLIAM MCGRAW was born between 1723-1730 in Northampton County, North Carolina.

 

iii.      OBEDIENCE MCGRAW was born between 1723-1730 in Northampton County, North Carolina.

 

iv.      PETER MCGRAW was born between 1770-1780 in Fairfield County, South Carolina.

 

v.       MARSHALL MCGRAW was born between 1800-1810 in South Carolina. He died in South Carolina. He married (1) JEMIMA EDRINGTON between 1818-1828 in South Carolina. She was born between 1800-1810. He married (2) JEMIMA EDRINGTON between 1818-1828 in South Carolina. She was born between 1800-1810.

 

vi.      RACHEL MCGRAW was born between 1800-1810 in Fairfield County, South Carolina. She died on 30 Dec 1844 in South Carolina.

 

vii.     JAMES MCGRAW was born between 1770-1795 in Fairfield County, South Carolina. He married SARAH VAN DIVIER. She was born between 1770-1795. He married SARAH VAN DIVIER. She was born between 1770-1795. He married MARY DUNN. She was born between 1770-1795. He married MARY DUNN. She was born between 1770-1795.

 

viii.    ENOCH MCGRAW was born between 1775-1788 in Craven County, South Carolina. He died in 1828 in South Carolina. He married (1) MARY MCRAE about 1806 in

                                          South Carolina. She was born between 1783-1788. He married (2) MARY MCRAE about 1806 in South Carolina. She was born between 1783-1788.

 

ix.      EDWARD (III) MCGRAW was born between 1770-1780 in Fairfield County, South Carolina.

 

x.       SIMEON MCGRAW was born between 1770-1795 in Fairfield County, South Carolina.

 

xi.      CHARLES MCGRAW was born about 1778 in Fairfield County, South Carolina. He married (1) JANE MCCRIGHT on 12 Feb 1842 in Wilcox County, Alabama. She was born between 1778-1783. He married (2) JANE MCCRIGHT on 12 Feb 1842 in Wilcox County, Alabama. She was born between 1778-1783.

 

xii.     TIMOTHY MCGRAW was born between 1800-1810 in Fairfield County, South Carolina.

 

5.               xiii. JAMES MCGRAW was born between 1726-1740. He died about 1832 in Fairfield County, South Carolina. He married Rachel Corzine, daughter of John Corzine and Mary Unknown in Mecklenburg, NC. She was born in Mecklenburg Co, NC. She died about 1814.

 

xiv.    ARTHUR MCGRAW was born about 1780 in Fairfield County, South Carolina. He died in South Carolina. He married (1) NANCY L TURNIPSEED between 1800-1805 in South Carolina. She was born between 1780-1785. He married (2) NANCY L TURNIPSEED between 1800-1805 in South Carolina. She was born between 1780-1785.

 

xv.     ABRAHAM MCGRAW was born between 1800-1810 in Fairfield County, South Carolina. He died in South Carolina.

 

4.      JAMES4 MCGRAW (Edward (Sr)2, Arthur1) was born between 1726-1740. He died about 1832 in Fairfield County, South Carolina. He married Rachel Corzine, daughter of John Corzine and Mary Unknown in Mecklenburg, NC. She was born in Mecklenburg Co, NC. She died about 1814.

 

Notes for James McGraw:

 

The first McGraw in Cabarrus Co, NC was James McGraw. He secured a NC state grant #395 of 180 acres on 2 Nov 1784 on Coldwater Creek in Mecklenburg (now Cabarrus) County. The grant included his own improvements and the farm was located near Frederick Carlock and Isaac Loftin.

4 males under 16

1 female

3 males 16 yrs. and up

2 males 10-16

1 male 26-45

2 males 16-26

1 male 45 and up

1 male under 10

1 male 45 and up

Wrote his will on 12 June 1810 and it was probated in the July Court Session in 1811. he gave sons, Nicholas, Benjamin and Enoch each 1/3 of his land. Benjamin, who did not marry, died in 1814 and had his estate divided evenly between his nine brothers and sisters. Benjamin McGraw Cabarrus will Book A, p. 9, Dated 19 June 1814 Land to be divided between brothers and sisters. Witnesses: James Lee & Joseph McGraw

 

Cabarrus County Will Book A, p. 5: Dates 12 June 1810 Probated July Session 1811

Wife, Rachel. Youngest dau.: Obedience McGraw; Nicholas McGraw: (given 1/3 of land, NW corner); Benjamin McGraw: (given 1/3 of land S side of Wm.Townsend) Enoch McGraw: (given 1/3 of land, NE corner of David Voils) Other children. Witnesses: J. Culpepper, Nicholas Corzine,

 

James Lee.

 

Deed Book K, pg 16 - 26 Nov 1773 Edward McGraw, Sr. of Craven Co., to William McGraw, for 100 pounds 200 acres in Craven County on Phillips Branch orig granted to Edward McGraw 14 Aug 1772. Witt: Jacob Gibson (don't have recording date)

 

 

The first McGraw in Cabarrus Co, NC was James McGraw. He secured a NC state grant #395 of 180 acres on 2 Nov 1784 on Coldwater Creek in Mecklenburg (now Cabarrus) County. The grant included his own improvements and the farm was located near Frederick Carlock and Isaac Loftin. 4 males under 16

 

1 female

3 males 16 yrs. and up

2 males 10-16

1 male 26-45

2 males 16-26

1 male 45 and up

1 male under 10

1 male 45 and up

Wrote his will on 12 June 1810 and it was probated in the July Court Session in 1811. he gave sons, Nicholas, Benjamin and Enoch each 1/3 of his land. Benjamin, who did not marry, died in 1814 and had his estate divided evenly between his nine brothers and sisters. Benjamin McGraw Cabarrus will Book A, p. 9, Dated 19 June 1814 Land to be divided between brothers and sisters. Witnesses: James Lee & Joseph McGraw

 

Cabarrus County Will Book A, p. 5: Dates 12 June 1810 Probated July Session 1811

Wife, Rachel. Youngest dau.: Obedience McGraw; Nicholas McGraw: (given 1/3 of land, NW corner); Benjamin McGraw: (given 1/3 of land S side of Wm.Townsend) Enoch McGraw: (given 1/3 of land, NE corner of David Voils) Other children. Witnesses: J. Culpepper, Nicholas Corzine, James Lee.

 

Deed Book K, pg 16 - 26 Nov 1773 Edward McGraw, Sr. of Craven Co., to William McGraw, for 100 pounds 200 acres in Craven County on Phillips Branch orig granted to Edward McGraw 14 Aug 1772. Witt: Jacob Gibson (don't have recording date)

 

James McGraw and Rachel Corzine had the following children:

 

i.        ENOCH5 MCGRAW was born between 1763-1781 in North Carolina.

 

ii.       OBEDIENCE MCGRAW was born between 1763-1781 in North Carolina. She married UNKNOWN GOODMAN.

 

iii.      JOHN MCGRAW was born between 1763-1781 in North Carolina.

 

iv.      DEBORAH BRIANS MCGRAW was born between 1763-1781 in North Carolina. She married UNKNOWN BRIANS.

 

v.       NICHOLAS MCGRAW was born between 1763-1781 in North Carolina.

 

vi.      CORZINE MCGRAW was born between 1763-1781 in North Carolina.

 

vii.     LEVI MCGRAW was born between 1763-1781 in North Carolina.

 

viii.    BENJAMIN MCGRAW was born between 1763-1781 in North Carolina.

 

ix.      WILLIAM MCGRAW was born in 1743 in North Carolina. He died on 29 Sep 1830 in Edgefield, Edgefield County, South Carolina. He married (1) ESTER PARR in 1765. She was born in 1750 in North Carolina. She died in 1844 in Edgefield, Edgefield County, South Carolina. He married (2) ESTER PARR in 1765. She was born in 1750 in North Carolina. She died in 1844 in Edgefield, Edgefield County, South Carolina.

 

Notes for William McGraw:

 

Deed Book E, pg 117 - 19 Oct 1790 William McGraw to Garrett Hendricks for 6 pounds sterling - 224 acres in Camden Dist.on Phillips Sh_____ Branch in Fairfield Co. granted to William McGraw 17 May 1787. Witt: Jacob Brubaker. Recorded 10 May 1791

 

Deed Bk R, Pg 205 - 15 Aug 1808 William McGraw, Fairfield Dist. to Enoch McGraw for $321.50 - 300 acres on East Side of Broad River, a branch thereof granted to Paul Porcher on the 13 day of May 1772. Witt: William McGraw Jnr., Jas. McGraw. Recorded 12 May 1809 Deed Bk R, pg 204 - 24 Sept 1808 William McGraw, Senr. Fairfield Dist. to Enoch McGraw for $100 - 33 acres on Northward or upper part of tract of 100 acres on Broad River granted to Jacob Lintner 24 Mar 1750 (hard to read) Witt: Mathew McGraw, James McGraw

 

Deed Bk BB, pg 135 - 2 Jan 1818 William McGraw Sen'r, William McGraw, Juh'r, Edward McGraw, James McGraw, Mathias McGraw, Amos McGraw, Corzine McGraw, Gracy Wood, Thos. Cowsert & Benjamin May, Senr. of Fairfield Dist. Wm. Stanton for $550 - 100 acres on Rocky Brancy of Broad R., Bounded by Amos McGraw, Aranamos Lyles & William Lyles. Witt: Elizabeth Ward & William Ward. (Note: Mathias is the only one shown to sign with a mark so apparently all the others could sign their names)

 

William McGraw served in the Rangers under Capt. Charles Heatley and Col. Thomson during 1775 in South Carolina. (Documented in the S. C. Historical and Genealogy Magazine Vol. II, Page 188; III, 73) Also Detailed account of his service on file at the S. C. archives, which

 

holds the original document, from his application for a pension which was granted based on his service.

 

Apparently William McGraw, Sr. lived in Fairfield Co., S. C. until about 1819 according to his pension application when he moved to Edgefield District, S. C., probably to be closer to his children. I also think he moved to Georgia for awhile after 1790 but came back to S. C. before 1819 as he was in Edgefield Co., S. C. by then.

 

William McGraw, Sr. names twelve children in his Will. His wife Esther Parr and in her statement to the D. C. Pension Board regarding William's death on 9/29/1830. She state she is living with her son Amos McGraw at his house. The state of S. C. gave her $30.00 a year pension based on William McGraw's service in the Revolution. William's pension was $60.00 a year. This information along with William's pension

 

application is on file in the SC. State Archives in Columbia, S. C. [edward mcgraw.FTW]

 

Deed Book E, pg 117 - 19 Oct 1790 William McGraw to Garrett Hendricks for 6 pounds sterling - 224 acres in Camden Dist.on Phillips Sh_____ Branch in Fairfield Co. granted to William McGraw 17 May 1787. Witt: Jacob Brubaker. Recorded 10 May 1791

 

Deed Bk R, Pg 205 - 15 Aug 1808 William McGraw, Fairfield Dist. to Enoch McGraw for $321.50 - 300 acres on East Side of Broad River, a branch thereof granted to Paul Porcher on the 13 day of May 1772. Witt: William McGraw Jnr., Jas. McGraw. Recorded 12 May 1809 Deed Bk R, pg 204 - 24 Sept 1808 William McGraw, Senr. Fairfield Dist. to Enoch McGraw for $100 - 33 acres on Northward or upper part of tract of 100 acres on Broad River granted to Jacob Lintner 24 Mar 1750 (hard to read) Witt: Mathew McGraw, James McGraw

 

Deed Bk BB, pg 135 - 2 Jan 1818 William McGraw Sen'r, William McGraw, Juh'r, Edward McGraw, James McGraw, Mathias McGraw, Amos McGraw, Corzine McGraw, Gracy Wood, Thos. Cowsert & Benjamin May, Senr. of Fairfield Dist. Wm. Stanton for $550 - 100 acres on Rocky Brancy of Broad R., Bounded by Amos McGraw, Aranamos Lyles & William Lyles. Witt: Elizabeth Ward & William Ward. (Note: Mathias is the only one shown to sign with a mark so apparently all the others could sign their names)

 

William McGraw served in the Rangers under Capt. Charles Heatley and Col. Thomson during 1775 in South Carolina. (Documented in the S. C.

 

Historical and Genealogy Magazine Vol. II, Page 188; III, 73) Also Detailed account of his service on file at the S. C. archives, which holds the original document, from his application for a pension which was granted based on his service.

 

Apparently William McGraw, Sr. lived in Fairfield Co., S. C. until about 1819 according to his pension application when he moved to Edgefield District, S. C., probably to be closer to his children. I also think he moved to Georgia for awhile after 1790 but came back to S. C. before 1819 as he was in Edgefield Co., S. C. by then.

 

William McGraw, Sr. names twelve children in his Will. His wife Esther Parr and in her statement to the D. C. Pension Board regarding William's death on 9/29/1830. She state she is living with her son Amos McGraw at his house. The state of S. C. gave her $30.00 a year pension based on William McGraw's service in the Revolution. William's pension was $60.00 a year. This information along with William's pension

 

application is on file in the SC. State Archives in Columbia, S. C.

 

6.               x. ELIZABETH MCGRAW was born in 1760 in North Carolina. She died about 1812 in Washington Co, IN. She married William Townsend Sr, son of Henry Townsend and Martha Ann Corely on 27 Jan 1781 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He was born on 05 Apr 1760 in Anson Co, NC. He died on 28 Mar 1838 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

Generation 4

 

5.      JAMES4 MCGRAW (Edward (Sr)2, Arthur1) was born between 1726-1740. He died about 1832 in Fairfield County, South Carolina. He married Rachel Corzine, daughter of John Corzine and Mary Unknown in Mecklenburg, NC. She was born in Mecklenburg Co, NC. She died about 1814.

 

Notes for James McGraw:

 

The first McGraw in Cabarrus Co, NC was James McGraw. He secured a NC state grant #395 of

180  acres on 2 Nov 1784 on Coldwater Creek in Mecklenburg (now Cabarrus) County. The grant included his own improvements and the farm was located near Frederick Carlock and Isaac Loftin.

4  males under 16

1  female

3  males 16 yrs. and up

2  males 10-16

1  male 26-45

2  males 16-26

1  male 45 and up

1  male under 10

1  male 45 and up

Wrote his will on 12 June 1810 and it was probated in the July Court Session in 1811. he gave sons, Nicholas, Benjamin and Enoch each 1/3 of his land. Benjamin, who did not marry, died in 1814 and had his estate divided evenly between his nine brothers and sisters. Benjamin McGraw Cabarrus will Book A, p. 9, Dated 19 June 1814 Land to be divided between brothers and sisters. Witnesses: James Lee & Joseph McGraw

 

Cabarrus County Will Book A, p. 5: Dates 12 June 1810 Probated July Session 1811

Wife, Rachel. Youngest dau.: Obedience McGraw; Nicholas McGraw: (given 1/3 of land, NW corner); Benjamin McGraw: (given 1/3 of land S side of Wm.Townsend) Enoch McGraw: (given 1/3 of land, NE corner of David Voils) Other children. Witnesses: J. Culpepper, Nicholas Corzine, James Lee.

 

Deed Book K, pg 16 - 26 Nov 1773 Edward McGraw, Sr. of Craven Co., to William McGraw, for

100  pounds 200 acres in Craven County on Phillips Branch orig granted to Edward McGraw 14 Aug 1772. Witt: Jacob Gibson (don't have recording date)

 

The first McGraw in Cabarrus Co, NC was James McGraw. He secured a NC state grant #395 of 180 acres on 2 Nov 1784 on Coldwater Creek in Mecklenburg (now Cabarrus) County. The grant included his own improvements and the farm was located near Frederick Carlock and Isaac Loftin. 4 males under 16

 

1 female

3 males 16 yrs. and up

2 males 10-16

1 male 26-45

2 males 16-26

1 male 45 and up

1 male under 10

1 male 45 and up

Wrote his will on 12 June 1810 and it was probated in the July Court Session in 1811. he gave sons, Nicholas, Benjamin and Enoch each 1/3 of his land. Benjamin, who did not marry, died in 1814 and had his estate divided evenly between his nine brothers and sisters. Benjamin McGraw Cabarrus will Book A, p. 9, Dated 19 June 1814 Land to be divided between brothers and sisters. Witnesses: James Lee & Joseph McGraw

 

Cabarrus County Will Book A, p. 5: Dates 12 June 1810 Probated July Session 1811

Wife, Rachel. Youngest dau.: Obedience McGraw; Nicholas McGraw: (given 1/3 of land, NW corner); Benjamin McGraw: (given 1/3 of land S side of Wm.Townsend) Enoch McGraw: (given 1/3 of land, NE corner of David Voils) Other children. Witnesses: J. Culpepper, Nicholas Corzine, James Lee.

 

Deed Book K, pg 16 - 26 Nov 1773 Edward McGraw, Sr. of Craven Co., to William McGraw, for 100 pounds 200 acres in Craven County on Phillips Branch orig granted to Edward McGraw 14 Aug 1772. Witt: Jacob Gibson (don't have recording date)

 

James McGraw and Rachel Corzine had the following children:

 

i.        ENOCH5 MCGRAW was born between 1763-1781 in North Carolina.

 

ii.       OBEDIENCE MCGRAW was born between 1763-1781 in North Carolina. She married UNKNOWN GOODMAN.

 

iii.      JOHN MCGRAW was born between 1763-1781 in North Carolina.

 

iv.      DEBORAH BRIANS MCGRAW was born between 1763-1781 in North Carolina. She married UNKNOWN BRIANS.

 

v.       NICHOLAS MCGRAW was born between 1763-1781 in North Carolina.

 

vi.      CORZINE MCGRAW was born between 1763-1781 in North Carolina.

 

vii.     LEVI MCGRAW was born between 1763-1781 in North Carolina.

 

viii.    BENJAMIN MCGRAW was born between 1763-1781 in North Carolina.

 

ix.      WILLIAM MCGRAW was born in 1743 in North Carolina. He died on 29 Sep 1830 in Edgefield, Edgefield County, South Carolina. He married (1) ESTER PARR in 1765. She was born in 1750 in North Carolina. She died in 1844 in Edgefield, Edgefield County, South Carolina. He married (2) ESTER PARR in 1765. She was born in 1750 in North Carolina. She died in 1844 in Edgefield, Edgefield County, South Carolina.

 

Notes for William McGraw:

 

Deed Book E, pg 117 - 19 Oct 1790 William McGraw to Garrett Hendricks for 6 pounds sterling - 224 acres in Camden Dist.on Phillips Sh_____ Branch in Fairfield Co. granted to William McGraw 17 May 1787. Witt: Jacob Brubaker. Recorded 10 May 1791

 

Deed Bk R, Pg 205 - 15 Aug 1808 William McGraw, Fairfield Dist. to Enoch McGraw for $321.50 - 300 acres on East Side of Broad River, a branch thereof granted to Paul Porcher on the 13 day of May 1772. Witt: William McGraw Jnr., Jas. McGraw. Recorded 12 May 1809 Deed Bk R, pg 204 - 24 Sept 1808 William McGraw, Senr. Fairfield Dist. to Enoch McGraw for $100 - 33 acres on Northward or upper part of tract of 100 acres on Broad River granted to Jacob Lintner 24 Mar 1750 (hard to read) Witt: Mathew McGraw, James McGraw

 

Deed Bk BB, pg 135 - 2 Jan 1818 William McGraw Sen'r, William McGraw, Juh'r, Edward McGraw, James McGraw, Mathias McGraw, Amos McGraw, Corzine McGraw, Gracy Wood, Thos. Cowsert & Benjamin May, Senr. of Fairfield Dist. Wm. Stanton for $550 - 100 acres on Rocky Brancy of Broad R., Bounded by Amos McGraw, Aranamos Lyles & William Lyles. Witt: Elizabeth Ward & William Ward. (Note: Mathias is the only one shown to sign with a mark so apparently all the others could sign their names)

 

William McGraw served in the Rangers under Capt. Charles Heatley and Col. Thomson during 1775 in South Carolina. (Documented in the S. C. Historical and Genealogy Magazine Vol. II, Page 188; III, 73) Also Detailed account of his service on file at the S. C. archives, which

 

holds the original document, from his application for a pension which was granted based on his service.

 

Apparently William McGraw, Sr. lived in Fairfield Co., S. C. until about 1819 according to his pension application when he moved to Edgefield District, S. C., probably to be closer to his children. I also think he moved to Georgia for awhile after 1790 but came back to S. C. before 1819 as he was in Edgefield Co., S. C. by then.

 

William McGraw, Sr. names twelve children in his Will. His wife Esther Parr and in her statement to the D. C. Pension Board regarding William's death on 9/29/1830. She state she is living with her son Amos McGraw at his house. The state of S. C. gave her $30.00 a year pension based on William McGraw's service in the Revolution. William's pension was $60.00 a year. This information along with William's pension

 

application is on file in the SC. State Archives in Columbia, S. C. [edward mcgraw.FTW]

 

Deed Book E, pg 117 - 19 Oct 1790 William McGraw to Garrett Hendricks for 6 pounds sterling - 224 acres in Camden Dist.on Phillips Sh_____ Branch in Fairfield Co. granted to William McGraw 17 May 1787. Witt: Jacob Brubaker. Recorded 10 May 1791

 

Deed Bk R, Pg 205 - 15 Aug 1808 William McGraw, Fairfield Dist. to Enoch McGraw for $321.50 - 300 acres on East Side of Broad River, a branch thereof granted to Paul Porcher on the 13 day of May 1772. Witt: William McGraw Jnr., Jas. McGraw. Recorded 12 May 1809 Deed Bk R, pg 204 - 24 Sept 1808 William McGraw, Senr. Fairfield Dist. to Enoch McGraw for $100 - 33 acres on Northward or upper part of tract of 100 acres on Broad River granted to Jacob Lintner 24 Mar 1750 (hard to read) Witt: Mathew McGraw, James McGraw

 

Deed Bk BB, pg 135 - 2 Jan 1818 William McGraw Sen'r, William McGraw, Juh'r, Edward McGraw, James McGraw, Mathias McGraw, Amos McGraw, Corzine McGraw, Gracy Wood, Thos. Cowsert & Benjamin May, Senr. of Fairfield Dist. Wm. Stanton for $550 - 100 acres on Rocky Brancy of Broad R., Bounded by Amos McGraw, Aranamos Lyles & William Lyles. Witt: Elizabeth Ward & William Ward. (Note: Mathias is the only one shown to sign with a mark so apparently all the others could sign their names)

 

William McGraw served in the Rangers under Capt. Charles Heatley and Col. Thomson during 1775 in South Carolina. (Documented in the S. C. Historical and Genealogy Magazine Vol. II, Page 188; III, 73) Also Detailed account of his service on file at the S. C. archives, which

 

holds the original document, from his application for a pension which was granted based on his service.

 

Apparently William McGraw, Sr. lived in Fairfield Co., S. C. until about 1819 according to his pension application when he moved to Edgefield District, S. C., probably to be closer to his children. I also think he moved to Georgia for awhile after 1790 but came back to S. C. before 1819 as he was in Edgefield Co., S. C. by then.

 

William McGraw, Sr. names twelve children in his Will. His wife Esther Parr and in her statement to the D. C. Pension Board regarding William's death on 9/29/1830. She state she is living with her son Amos McGraw at his house. The state of S. C. gave her $30.00 a year pension based on William McGraw's service in the Revolution. William's pension was $60.00 a year. This information along with William's pension

 

application is on file in the SC. State Archives in Columbia, S. C.

 

6.               x. ELIZABETH MCGRAW was born in 1760 in North Carolina. She died about 1812 in Washington Co, IN. She married William Townsend Sr, son of Henry Townsend and Martha Ann Corely on 27 Jan 1781 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He was born on 05 Apr 1760 in Anson Co, NC. He died on 28 Mar 1838 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

6.      ELIZABETH5 MCGRAW (James4, Edward (Sr)2, Arthur1) was born in 1760 in North Carolina. She died about 1812 in Washington Co, IN. She married William Townsend Sr, son of Henry Townsend and Martha Ann Corely on 27 Jan 1781 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He was born on 05 Apr 1760 in Anson Co, NC. He died on 28 Mar 1838 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

Notes for William Townsend Sr: Born: April 5, 1760 NC.

 

Service: Private in the North Carolina Troops Enlistsed for 9 months MECKLENBURG Co., NC

Served under Gen ASHE, Col ARCHIBALD, Capt James JACK, GOODMAN, CRAIG, COWAN< Thomas HARRIS, Gen GABES, Capts. Wm HUGHSTON and REESE. Proof: Pension S17152.

 

Died: March 28, 1838 Morgan Co., IN Burial Site:

 

Service: Private in the North Carolina Troops.

Enlisted first in Rutherford Co., NC and then later in 1781 in S Carolina.

Served under Col Wm GRIMES, Lt George TAYLOR, Col MIDDLETON and Capt Philip WATERS Proof: Pension W6313.

Married: Susan _____________

 

[cover] Indiana William Townsend of Morgan Co in the State of Indiana who was a private in the company commanded by Captain Jackson of the Regimental Commander by Col Archibald in the

 

?? Line for ? Mos Inscribed on the Roll of Indiana at the rate of $57 dollars Cents per annum to commence on the 4th day of March 1834. Certificate of Pension issued the 26th day of August 1833 and ??? Arrears to the 4th of March 100.00?? Allowance ending 20 Sept 25.00 Revolutionary ClaimAct June 7, 1832 Recorded by Dan Boyd clerk,Book E Vol 70 Page 131 [printed form with hand written answers] BRIEF in the case of William TownsendCounty of Morgan, in the State of Indiana(Act of 7th June, 1832) 1. Was the declaration before a Court or Judge? Judge 2. If before a Judge, does it appear that the applicant is disabled by bodily injury? No 3. How old is he? 72 years 4. State his service, as directed in the form annexed. Period Duration of ServiceRank Names of General and Field Officers under whom he served Enlisted in 17759 monthsPr Gen. Ash, Col. Archibald, Capt. Goodman, Capt Craig, Capt Cowan, Capt Th. Harrris1777 for Joseph Howell3 monthsPr Gen. Gates, Capt Wm Hughston, Capt. ReeseCalled out in 1778 and 17793 or more monthsPr Capt Jos Thoic(?) 5. In what battles was he engaged? Brier Creek, Camden, & Stone 6. Where did he reside when he entered the service? Macklinbourgh County, NC 7. Is his statement supported by living witnesses, documentary proof,

by traditionary evidence, by incidental evidence, or by the rolls? Traditionary

 

8.

Are the papers defective as to form or authentication? And if so, in what respect?

Correct

Certify

the foregoing statement and the answers agree with the evidence in the case above mentioned.

 

 

W.R. Turner, Examining Clerk State of Indiana

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)Morgan County

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On this 13th day of November, 1832 personally appeared before me the Honorable John

 

 

Matthews, Probate Judge of said county of Morgan, William Townsend, a resident of said county aged Seventy-two years who being duly sworn according to Law doth on this oath make the following declaration in order to obtain a pension the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress before June the Seventh 1832. That he enlisted in the Army of the United States in the year 1775 on or about the middle of May in said year for the term of nine months and ___ served in the fourth Regiment of the New ____ as they were then called under the following named officers to wit Colonel Archabald Lyttle who commanded Said Regiment the Lieutenants and Majors names not recollected, the captains name under who he served was James Jack. Lieutenant ____ Lewis, Ensign ____ Clark that he served under Said enlistment until some in the Month of August 1776. Nothwithstanding he enlisted in the Army in May in the year 1775 Yet he was not called on to March until about the first day of July in the Same year and that he was furlowed on the 24th day of August in the same year until the the first day of March 1776. But notwithstanding on or about the Sixth day of November 1775 he was called upon to Rendezvous at Charlotte it being the county seat of Mackinburgh County State of North Carolina from there the company to which he belonged marched to the ten miles house within ten miles of Charlestown in the State of South Carolina and there remained for a short time until the _____ companies Marched to said places and formed the Regiment and from thence the said Regiments marched to Puritsburgh (?)on the Savana River and from thence up the said river to Augusta from thence the army crossed the said River about sixy miles to the Mouth of Brier Creek at which place we had an Engagement with the British Army and Battle were Defeated by Said Army at Said Engagement and Battle. We were commanded by General Ash I believe as well as I recollect and from Said Battle Ground we were driven back acrosse Said Savana River. And the deponent Marched down to a place called the Black Swamp at which place was one or more regiments and when we got there we lay there for a short time and from thence we crossed the river and Marched into Augusta State of Georgia and from thence the army was Marched across over into the State of South Carolina and continued to March on toward Charlestown and when we got within about twenty miles of Charlestown to a place called Stono (?) We learned that the British had surrounded Charlestown and there we had a battle with the British which lasted about two hours or something like that time and from that place the company to which I belonged marched to a place called Blueford at which place I think as well as I can recollect we Stayed about eight or nine days from thence we marched backwards to a place called Bacons (Casons?) Bridge and from thence we continued on in the direction from where we Marched at first and when we got on some considerable distance we were ordered to encamp for the night and we deposited our guns in an old house and on the next day I received a printed discharge. The Blank of said discharge was filled up with writing signed by Captain Goodman during the foregoing campaign there were a number of new captains the names of which I believe was as follows to-wit James Craig David Cowan Thomas Harris and _____ Dunahoo. I got my discharge on or about the tenth day of August 1776 and further this declarer says that sometime in the summer of 1777 one Joseph Howel was Drafted for the term of Three months and that he hired to the said Howel as a substitute for and during the said term of three months and served in the Army of the United States for and in the place and _____ of the said Howel for and during the said term of three months that he Marched from Meklinburgh county on towards Camden under the command of Captain William Hughston Liutenant John White and ensign William Frazier and was there that by the British and was totally defeated by the Said enemy and lost all the Baggage belonging to our Army at which place and battle we were commanded by General Gates there was present also Generals Rutherford and Green when we discoved that we were defeated every man made his escape from the enemy in the best manner possible and the balance of the said three months we spent on the road homeward and in guarding the Settlements and in the latter part of said term I was commanded by Captain James Reese and received a written discharge from the Said Captain Reese at the expiration of Said term of three months And further this declarer says in the year 1778 or 1779 he was called out during the Spring Summer and Autumn Months of that year to prevent the toryes from doing Mischief to the Whigs and also to intimidate them that they should not encourage or aid the British in their state of warfare against the Americans it was in the county of Mecklinburgh and State of North Carolina he says he was called out for one day and sometimes for five or six days and sometimes for ten or twelve days when added together makes the number of three months as he easily believes or more The declarer says they were called Minute Men they were required to be ready at a Minute’s warning the Captains name he belived was calld Joseph Shin (?) The Lieutenants name was Robert Rupel one of the Last mentioned times he says he marched into the State of South Carolina to or near the Catahaw (?) River where the Catahaw Indians were it was said had a grant of land from the _______ He says he served in the Revolutionary War about 19 or 20 months in all And the said declarer in answer to the questions proposed by the court as required by Instructions from the War Department says that to the best of his knowledge and belief he was born on the 5th day of April in 1760 that he has a record of his age in a bible which his father gave to him. Which be believed was his fathers family record that he lived in Macklinburgh County in the State of North Carolina at the time he entered into the Army of the United States and between the times of the Service terms of Ser vice aforesaid and continued to live there until the year 1810 at which time he removed into the State of Indiana and remained there until the year 1820 at which time he removed into what was called the New Purchase in the Vicinity of White River in that part of which now is in the County of Morgan and State of Indiana where he now lives or near to that Place. As to the First Second Third Fourth and fifth Interrogatories are contained in his declaration above so far as this declarer can recollect as to the Sixth inquiry he says he had two discharges but has lost them both long time since as he did not ever expect to receive any benefit from them as to the Seventh inquiry I am known by George A. Phelps John ______ Thomas Easley John Gray James Craig Benjamin Huffman who can testify as to his character for veracity and their belief of his serving as a soldier of the Revolutionary War That he knows no persons whose testimony he can procure who can testify to his service and that he has no documentary evidence thereof He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except he present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state or territory. Sworn to and subscribed this _____ day of year aforesaid William X Townsend His mark We Hiram T Craig Clergyman residing in the Town of Martinsville Indiana and Wm H. Craig residing in the same place do hereby certify that we are well acquainted with William Townsend who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration that we believe him to be Seventy two years of age that he is reported and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier in the revolutionary war and that we concur in that opinionSworn to and Subscribed the day and year aforesaidHiram T. Craig, W H Craig

 

William Townsend Sr and Elizabeth McGraw had the following children:

 

i.        RACHEL6 TOWNSEND was born in 1782 in North Carolina. She died between 24 Apr 1865-1870 in Douglas, Clark Co, IL. She married William W Seals, son of Francis Seals and Sion Signe Sintha Olsen on 02 Jul 1803 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He was born in 1782 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He died on 24 Jan 1857 in Edgar, Edgar Co, IL.

 

ii.       JAMES TOWNSEND was born in 1785. He married Fannie Chamberlain on 15 Mar 1805 in Cabarrus Co, NC.

 

iii.      ALFRED TOWNSEND was born in 1788.

 

iv.      JACOB TOWNSEND was born about 1790.

 

v.       SILAS TOWNSEND SR was born about 1792 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He married (1) HANNAH VOYLES, daughter of William Voyles and Hanna Rhodecia Bundy on 01 Apr 1813 in Harrison Co, IN. She was born on 14 Feb 1795 in Cabarrus Co, NC. She died in 1821 in Washington Co, IN. He married (2) SUSAN THACKER about 1823 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

vi.      RUTH HANNAH TOWNSEND was born about 1796 in Cabarrus Co, NC. She died in 1866 in Morgan Co, IN. She married Moses Voyles, son of William Voyles and Hanna Rhodecia Bundy on 26 May 1812 in Washington Co, IN. He was born on 22 Jun 1790 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He died on 11 Jan 1840 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

vii.     WILLIAM TOWNSEND JR was born on 27 Feb 1797 in Mecklenburg Co, NC. He died on 02 Nov 1857 in Morgan Co, IN. He married Mary Hadley, daughter of Stephen Hadley and Rachel Voyles on 01 Apr 1813 in Washington Co, IN. She was born on 22 Feb 1797 in Mecklenburg Co, NC. She died on 23 Oct 1863 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

viii.    AARON TOWNSEND was born in Sep 1798 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He married Martha Neely on 27 Feb 1997 in Cabarrus Co, NC.