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  • ID: I1859
  • Name: William HUMPHRIES
  • Given Name: William
  • Surname: HUMPHRIES
  • Title: Sr. (RevWar)
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1750 in Yorkshire, England
  • Death: 20 May 1827 in Rutherford County, North Carolina
  • Note:
    William Humphries, born 1750 in Yorkshire, England. Came to America, settled in Virginia on Monday, January 6, 1763. William married Mary Anna (Marianna), the daughter of Judge Walker in 1767 in Virginia. Mary Anna died in 1799 in Rutherford Co., North Carolina and in 1803 William married Francis Surratt who was a widow. Francis Surratt was allowed pension Jan. 3, 1846 at which time she was 93 years old and a resident of Cleveland County, North Carolina Pension #4000. Records procured from the War Department describe his service in the Rev War and show he served at different times under Cols. Campbell and James Williams in the SC Troops and brigade quartermaster in General Sumpter's brigade; also that he was at the battle of Kings Mountain. While in the service he was wounded by a ball passing through his thigh, from which he afterwards suffered. Service amounted to approx. 2 years. The site of his old residence is about one-fourth mile north of the North and South Carolina line. The DAR erected a marker on his grave in 1937. This marker was later found in a ditch by our ancestors and placed in the Camp's Creek Baptist Church cemetery. (It seems the farmer who bought the land decided it was in the way of his plow.)
    Information provided from the book "Cleveland Co. Heritage" and also in an article that was written for the Humphries Heirs Trust, 1932, by JC Coleman Humphries. The Humphries Trust was written to clarify this William Humphries from the other William Humphries from SC that served and received pension and another William from NC that did also. Both Williams have markers, placed side-by-side in the Camp's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Unfortunately, neither of these markers have dates, and as our ancestors that placed it there are on this earth no more, there is no way to tell which is which.
    The article states that it is known that 5 children are by Williams's second wife, Francis.
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    From Tom Humphries :

    William Humphries 1 (tradition is) born circa 1750 in Yorkshire, England. (Shire means like "county") died 30 May, 1827 in Rutherford County, N.C.(now Cleveland County) Married in 1768 in King George County, Va., to Marianna Walker.(or Mary Ann Walker) (probably Marianna). She was born circa 1750 in Va. She died in 1785.(I think in N.C.) Tradition is her father was a judge. Judge Col. John Walker, and her mother was Elizabeth Watson ( no proof). William 1 remarried to a widow of Richard Sarratt (1743-1784), Frances Sarratt, in 1788. (born 1753 died 22 Jan., 1848 in now Cleveland Co., N.C.(born in Person Co,. Granville Dist., N.C.-not proven)

    first marriage
    John b. 1768 d 1850 mar 1 to Frances Ellis mar 2 to Mary Clary
    William II b. 1769 d 1860 mar Elizabeth McCraw in 1798 ( b 1775 d 1854)
    David mar 1 Amy Moore 2 Polly McCraw
    Jesse

    second marriage
    Susannah b 1792 mar Thomas Huskey
    Frances (female) mar William Jones
    Anderson b 1800 mar Frances ?
    Samuel (male) died 16 April, 1849 Mar Nancy McCraw
    Henry
    Jane b 1814 mar James Huskey
    Margret (female) b 1818 mar Jesse Prichard

    step children by the first marriage of Frances Sarratt Humphries ( maiden last name unknown)
    Nancy Sarratt
    Leasy Sarratt
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  • Event: Revolutionary War - private Military Service
  • Note:
    served at King's Mtn 10/7/1781.

    Pension given two 2nd wife and widow: Francis Surratt 1/3/1846, at age 93 and resident of Cleveland County, NC, Pension #4000

    Records procured from the War Department describe his service in the Rev War and show he served at different times under Cols. Campbell and James Williams in the SC Troops and brigade quartermaster in General Sumpter's brigade; also that he was at the battle of Kings Mountain. While in the service he was wounded by a ball passing through his thigh, from which he afterwards suffered. Service amounted to approx. 2 years. The site of his old residence is about one-fourth mile north of the North and South Carolina line. The DAR erected a marker on his grave in 1937. This marker was later found in a ditch by our ancestors and placed in the Camp's Creek Baptist Church cemetery. (It seems the farmer who bought the land decided it was in the way of his plow.)
  • Change Date: 12 Apr 2005 at 23:26
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    Father: William HUMPHRIES b: 6 Dec 1720
    Mother: Sarah Ann WOOD b: Abt 1720

    Marriage 1 Mary Anna (Marianna) WALKER b: 1754 in Virginia
    • Married: 1768 in King George County, Virginia
    • Change Date: 12 Apr 2005
    Children
    1. Has Children William HUMPHRIES b: 1769
    2. Has No Children John HUMPHRIES b: 1768
    3. Has No Children David HUMPHRIES
    4. Has No Children Jesse HUMPHRIES

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