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  • ID: I465
  • Name: James BROCK
  • Given Name: James
  • Surname: Brock
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: 7B471F7509D45C4B9A8661E2A60244254EB4
  • Change Date: 30 Jul 2005
  • Note:
    Revolutionary War records show that James lived in
    Halifax, NC and that he served in both the Continental Army
    for 84 months and the State Militia in both SC and GA.
    James served in Bradley's Company 18 in 1779-80.

    After having his first 3 children in NC, his first wife
    disappears from the record between 1785-8. Her name is
    presently unknown. He married his second wife, Mildred
    Crane, the first wife of Jesse Bond, killed by Indians in
    1787, who also had 3 children.

    For his service in the Revolution he received after 1790
    several land grants in United States Territory South of the
    Ohio in the area around present day Knoxville, TN. Land
    records show that James owned the Swan Pond property in
    Knoxville where the first stone house in the territory was
    built in 1795 which is now known as the Ramsey house and
    is on the National Historic Register. But he also purchased
    other property in the area.

    In 1799 James signed the marriage bond for his oldest
    daughter with his mark, "X." Later he marked his
    documents with "B." Using this mark, James entered into a
    land transaction in Feb 1801 that eventually led to an
    extended legal dispute over compensation in which Nathaniel
    Evans is the complainant and James is the defendant. The
    court ruled in favor of James and costs were awarded to
    James in 1807.

    In 1803 James moved to Overton Co, TN where his daughter
    lived. James was admitted to the Clear Fork Baptist Church
    (Albany Clinton Co, KY) in Nov 1803. Church records have
    numerous entries for James and his family. In July 1813
    James was excluded from the church for unfriendly
    treatment of his wife and repeated swearing.

    In 1822 James received 250 acres in Cumberland Co (now
    Clinton Co), KY under the Kentucky Land Warrant Series.
    Nearing the end, James made his will in June 1831. This
    will is on file in Cumberland Co. His will mentions his
    daughter Elizabeth, his son Joel, and 2 grandson's William
    and Allen Lee.

    James Brock Will - Book C, Page 12. Typed and proof read.

    In the name of God amen, James Brock of Cumberland County and state of
    Kentucky being sound in mind and memory, but Knowing that it is appointed for
    all men to die, and laboring under some affliction of Body, I do make and
    ordain this my last will and testament, I commit my soul to God that Gave it
    and my body to the Ground to be buried in a decent Christian like manner at the
    discretion of my friends believing that I shall receive it again at the Great
    day of Judgment and touching such worldly substance as it hath pleased God to
    bless me with. I Give and dispose of the same in the following manner to wit
    that all my just debts be paid I give and bequeath to my wife Milly during her
    natural life the following property to wit one bay mare named Slily and saddle,
    two cows and calves such as she may choose, two beds and furniture as will be
    necessary as much of my Kitchen furniture as will be necessary for her to have
    my cupboard furniture together with the ceral and airning table all the chairs
    and one chest and as many hogs as my executors may Think necessary for her to
    have. I leave my negroe boy Ellock to my wife during her life to make on the
    farm or to be hired out as my executors may think proper for the support of
    wife together with my dwelling house and all that lott of land from a
    conditional line made with my self and Allen Brock west of said line which lies
    in the state of Kentucky all the above named property is to be under the
    control and direction of my executors have after named for the support and
    benefit of my wife Milly Brock, and I have neglected naming only there which
    would before her comfort and support. I wish the same furnished out of my
    estate and as much of the property as may Remain at my wives death that I Gave
    her I want equally divided amongst my children with the exception of my son
    Allen who is to have no interest in the Negroe boy Ellock provided he takes a
    piece of land which I will hereafter name the peace of land above named lies
    between George Brocks and Allen Brocks line, Beginning on a corner made by
    George Brock and my self running a strait line to a corner made by Allen Brock
    and my self west of said Allens in the swamp and case that said Allen thinks
    proper to take the above named peace of land hes to have no interest in the
    first division of property but in case he does not take the above named land
    then an equal interest with the rest of the of the heirs in all the property
    that I have and when the above named property is divided as directed all the
    balance of my property consisting of land and Negroes stock and property of all
    kinds to be equally divided with my children as hereafter directed, Elizabeth
    Crawford, Joel Brock, G.A. Brock, Polly Harris, Allen Brock, Malinda Pool,
    Marieae Guthery, these being lawful heirs. I wish them to divide my property
    by sale or otherwise as they can agree the children of my daughter Ann Lee I
    Give them one dollar a piece of Good and lawful and its all of my estate that I
    ever intended them to have who ever may get my negroe woman Rose it is my will
    and wish that she have liberty of taking with her the little property that she
    claims consisting of a bed, spinning wheel, bed stead, bed cora, bed clothes, I
    constitute and appoint my two sons George & Allen Brocks my Executors for the
    purpose in this my last will and testament, As witness my hand & seal this 19th
    of June 1831.
    James McDonnold
    C Noland
    John Crouch

    Kentucky Cumberland County SCT
    I Milton King clerk of the County Court for said County do Certify that the
    written last will of James Brock was produced at September Term 1831 and proven
    by the oaths of James McDonold C Noland and John Crouch and ordered to be
    recorded, The 2 subscribing witnesses and the same is truly entered of Record
    in my said office in Will Book C P 12. Given under my hand this 3 day of
    October 1831.

    Milton King

    1 2
  • Birth: 1750 in Surry Co., NC 3 4
  • Death: SEP 1831 in Cumberland, Kentucky 5

    Marriage 1 Living
      1. Has Children Joel BROCK b: 8 MAY 1785 in North Carolina
      2. Has Children Elizabeth (Betsy) BROCK b: 1782 in Halifax, North Carolina, USA
      3. Has Children Anna BROCK b: ABT 1784 in North Carolina

      Marriage 2 Mildred Milly CRANE b: ABT 1757 in Surry Co., NC
        1. Has Children George Ambrose BROCK b: 9 MAR 1789 in Knoxville, Tennessee
        2. Has Children Mary Polly BROCK b: ABT 1791 in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee
        3. Has Children Allen BROCK b: 13 APR 1794 in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee
        4. Has Children Malinda BROCK b: 22 JUN 1798 in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee
        5. Has Children Matilda BROCK b: 30 DEC 1806 in Jackson, Tennessee

        1. Abbrev: Crawford, Kevan Web Site
          Title: Kevan Crawford, http://pages.prodigy.net/dr_fission/family.htm
          Page: http://pages.prodigy.net/dr_fission/family.htm
        2. Abbrev: Raymond W. Schuknecht
          Title: Records form Raymond W. Schuknecht (609 North Broadway
          Knob Noster, MO 65336-1117)
          Knob Noster, MO 65336-1117.
          Text: Much of the information on James Brock and family was gathered from files from Raymond W. Schuknecht.
        3. Abbrev: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #5977, Date of
          Title: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #5977, Date of Import: Dec 28, 1996
        4. Abbrev: Broderbund WFT 1 Tree 822
          Title: Broderbund WFT 1 Tree 822
          Page: WFT 2 Tree 0323
        5. Abbrev: Raymond W. Schuknecht
          Title: Records form Raymond W. Schuknecht (609 North Broadway
          Knob Noster, MO 65336-1117)
          Knob Noster, MO 65336-1117.
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