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  • ID: I511
  • _UID: 66CD815AF956435FB35EFA9D15633E08656E
  • Name: Luke Mizell
  • Suffix: III 1 2
  • Reference Number: 520
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1680 in Surrey Co., VA, moved to Berti Co. NC
  • Death: 1748 in Berti Co., NC
  • Note:

    Mizell/Richardson Family Tidbits, Washington Parish, Louisiana Contributed by Sheila Martin


    My family's information shows the following family record for Benjamin RICHARDSON Sr. (b. 1740 NC) who married Sarah MI ZELL, the daughter of Luke MIZELL and Sarah SMITHWICK. Their children were reported to be:

    Hardy md. Francis "Fannie" MIZELL
    Penelope md. William WILLIAMS
    William md. Jane _______
    John md. Nancy ALBRITTON
    Frances Patterson md. ??
    Benjamin, Jr. md. Nancy Hendricks
    Amos md. Nancy ??

    Benjamin Sr. moved to GA with his wife's brother and cousin William MIZELL not long before the Revolution, locating i n St. Mathews Parish (which became Effingham in 1777). He was in Screven County when it was cut out of Effingham. He s erved as the first tax collector of Screven from 1793-1796. He was taken into Bulloch County when it was created out o f Screven. He died in Bulloch County in 1799. His widow Sarah was still alive as evidenced by land records.

    There is record of a passport to the Richardson and Williams families from Georgia "across the Indian lands" to Louisia na.

    In another DAR Book, the will of Luke MIZELL dated 1827 is abstracted.
    He was the son of William 2, son of William and Sarah GRIFFIN, who was
    the son of Thomas MIZELL of Martin Co, NC, brother of Joshua MIZELL of
    Bertie Co. NC.

    (Capitalization is mine)
    Luke MIZELL, of Screven County, Georgia
    Probated September, 1828
    Wife: Patience
    Daughter: Nancy PEAVY and grandson Guilford PEAVY
    Grandchild: Jincey (?) DOUGLAS
    Executrix: Patience MIZELL
    Executors: Daniel B. DOUGLAS and John MOORE
    Witnesses: Peter ROGERS, George NEWTON and James C. DIXON

    Bequests: To grandson Guilford PEAVY, one cow. To wife remainder of
    estate during her life. At her death estate to be equally divided
    between daughter Nancy PEAVY and her heirs and Jincy DOUGLAS and her

    The will reads (as best it can be made out from the microfilm copy)
    In the name of God Amen. I Luke Mizell of the State of Georgia and
    County of Screvin being weak in the body tho sound in mind and memory
    knowing that it is ___ for all men once to die do make publish ordain
    & constitute this to be my last Will and Testament the manner and form
    following after my just debts be paid my body be decently buried at the
    discretion of my Executors hereafter mentioned: Item the first I give
    to my beloved wife Patience Mizell one feather bed stead & furniture,
    one trunk one beaurer & one horse saddle and bridle to be at her own
    discretion forever(?). Also I next give to my grandson Guilford Peavy
    one cow ___ year old from the date of this writing and I farther give
    and bequeath to my beloved wife Patience Mizell all the remainder of my
    Estate both real as well as personal for and during her natural life.
    Item the second it is my will that the above stated Estate after the
    death of my beloved Wife Patience Mizell shall be equally divided
    between my beloved daughters Nancy Peavy and the heirs of her body &
    Jincy Douglass and the heirs of her body. Item 3d I Luke Mizell do by
    these presents make ordain & appoint Patience Mizell Dan'l B. Douglass
    and John Moore my sole executors to this my last Will and Testament
    revoking all former Will by me made. In witness wherof I have hereunto
    set my hand and seal this the in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight
    hundrd and twenty seven. Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
    us. Peter Rogers, George Newton, James C. Dickson (his mark).
    September 29th Luke Mizell (LS)
    Georgia Scrivin County: Personally appeared in open Court George Newton
    who being duly sworn deposeth and saith that he was present and saw
    Luke Mizell sign seal and acknowledge the within instrument of writing
    to be his last Will and Testament and deponent further saith that Peter
    Rogers and James C. Dickson signed the same as witness with himself.
    Sworn to in open Court 1st September 1828. Seaborn Goodall, Clerk.
    Record this 2d Sept 1828 Seaborn Goodall CCofSC

    The following was also recorded in the record as the Archives.

    A just & true Appraisement of the Estate of Luke Mizell decd.
    (NOTE: the f is a symbol for the monetary unit used in the record - Sheila M.)

    To 1 work steer f18 To 49 head of stock cattle at f4 50 cts pr head
    -- f225.50 --f243.50
    To 9 head of sheep at f1.5ct pr head f13.50 To 1 lot of hogs -- 25.00
    -- 38.50
    To cart f12 To 1 lot of hides $1 To 1500 wt of fodder--37-1/2 cts pr
    hundred --5.62-1/2--18.62-1/2
    To 50 Bs of corn at 40cts pr bsl f20 To 1 lot of plantation tools
    2.50 22.50
    To 1 lot of chairs & tables $4 To 1 bufat & furniture 3.00 7.00
    To 3 beds, stead, & furniture $35 To 1 set of fire logs .75 35.75
    To 2 flat irons & candlemoulds 50c To 1 pair of hand mill stones 2.00
    To 1 lot of leather & old tools f3.50 To 3 old spinning wheels
    3.00 6.50
    To 1 lot of kitchen furniture 4.50 to 1 churn & jug & jar 1.00
    To 1 Negro Peter $450 to 1 Negro woman Phillis 100.00 550.
    To 1 loom f3 to 1 safe & the contents therein 1.50 4.50
    To 700 wt of port at $4.50cts & 35.50 To 1 lot of potatoe slips 4.00
    to 1 lot of potatoes $4 to 1 lot of (?) Geese & 1 (?) Hene 2.87-1/2
    The Land & Plantation $150 1 (?) fros .25 150.25
    One cow beast appraised twice through mistake takes off $4.50
    The above is a just & rue appraisement of the Estate of Luke Mizell
    dec'd Given under our hands this thirty first day of January 1829.
    John Mills, J.P.
    George Newton, John Minsey, Joseph Doughtry, Wm. Barber
    Recorded this 25th day of February 1829 Seaborn Goodall, CC O SC

    The DAR Books included family records as follows for THE MIZELL FAMILY
    (Moselle - Mazel - Misell - Measle - Meazle - Mezell) noting that the
    information on the Mizell family was taken from "The Genealogy of One
    Smith Family" by Dr. E. V. Smith, Auburn, Alabama, 1960, which includes
    information on Smiths, Coxes, Mizells, Loves, Bryans, Crittendens,
    Mahones, Flournoys, Marshalls. Other information was taken from THE
    ALABAMA HISTORICAL QUARTERLY, Spring Issue 1957, Vol. 19, No. 1, "Dale
    County and Its People During the Civil War". (Reminiscences of Mary
    Love (Edwards) Fleming)

    Three brothers of Huguenot faith emigrated from the Moselle River
    section of France to Old Albemarle, of N.C., before 1702.

    Joshua Mizell and the unnamed brother settled in what was later Bertie
    County, N.C. Joshua was the father of:
    --Kader or Cader Mizell, died c. 1825. His descendants migrated to
    Kentucky, Illinois, Kansas, and Midwest.
    --(Probably) David Mizell, who settled in Florida.
    Thomas Mizell settled in what was later Martin County, N.C. He was the
    father of:
    --Luke Mizell, whose descendants migrated to Georgia.
    --William Mizell 1 whose descendants migrated to Georgia, Alabama,
    Florida, and Texas.
    --James Mizell, who moved to Jackson, Miss., ca 1810.

    Tidbit #2

    The family of William 1 Mizell. William Mizell 1, b. before 1700,
    married Sarah Griffin, daughter of Martin Griffin (probably of Chowan
    Precinct). Their children were: William, Luke, James, and possibly
    John, who moved to Georgia.
    Luke Mizell married Sukey Jones and moved to Georgia soon after his
    brother William 2.
    James Mizell married Eleanor _____, Bulloch Co GA. ca. 1783
    William Mizell 2, (follows)
    The family of William Mizell 2.
    William Mizell 2 b. ___ married 1st ____ and moved with his family to
    Georgia, about 1771. He settled in St. Philips Parish and had land
    (later in St. George's Parish).
    William Mizell 2 had four children by this first marriage. With this
    family he moved to Georgia.
    1. Luke Mizell, b. 1759, d. 1827, m. Patience.
    2. Sarah Mizell, b. 1760, d. 1807, m. David Hendrix.
    3. Susannah Mizell, b. 1763, m. John Fletcher - lived near Tallahassee,
    4. Griffin Mizell, b. 1767, near Savannah, Ga., d. in Telfair Co GA.,
    m. Susannah Carter.***

    William 2 married, 2nd, Susannah ______ They were the parents of:
    1. Winnie Mizell, b. 1777, m. Willie Williams, 1802.
    2. (Rev.) William Mizell, b. Feb 4, 1781, near Savannah, Georgia, in
    what was then Effingham or Burke County, d. March 7, 1857, Dale county,
    Ala., buried at Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery, married Mary "Pollie" Love,
    Oct. 27, 1802. She was born 1786, died 1867. 13 children: Luke
    Thomas; John Mizell; Winnefred; Amos Love; Mary Love; Charles Griffin;
    William; Susan; Hope Hull; Elizabeth; Adeline; Jane Love; Martha.

    (The article goes on to list the 13 children of Amos Love Mizell and
    traces this line in the census through 1880.)

    *** A Griffin Mizell appears in the 1840 Telfair Co GA., census, page
    290, which may be the son of William 2. There is a William at page 289.
    Also in the 1840 Census index in Camden County are John, Jonathan E. and
    William Mizels, on page 011, 012 and 009. In Talbot County there is a
    William Mizles in the 1840 index, page 207.

    In another DAR Book, there is the following:
    In 1827, Patience Mizell is a witness to the will of Robert Williams of
    Scriven County, Georgia. The Will is dated October 28, 1827, probated
    July 2, 1832. Names Sons: Robert and Theophilus and Daughters: Nancy,
    Penelope, and Sarah. Witnesses are Patience Mizell, Jimsey Gordon, Jane
    Mills and John Triggs.

    There is a recording of an Old Richardson Cemetery, located in Good
    Hope, Ga., in pasture on farm owned by Mrs. E. O. Poss (no date as to
    when recorded or by whom)
    Sacred to the memory of James Richardson born in New Kent Co., Virginia
    James Richardson B. 2-1780 D - 28 of Dec. 1855
    Emigrated to about the year of 1802 and was one of the original
    settlers of Walton County. he joined the Bethel Baptist Church in 1845
    and continued an acceptable and ardent member up to the time of his
    Mrs. Elizabeth N. last consort of James Richardson and Dtr. of David
    Clemons. D. 5-12-1817.
    Susannah Hinton, Dtr. of J. S. and E. N. R. B. 9-11-1808 --
    d 11-29-1837

    W. H. Richardson B. 12-25-1809 D. 9-28-1852
    Emma Richardson B. 9-15-1847 -- D. 2-1-1891
    Benjamin Clark son of William H. and E. S. Richardson B. 1853 --
    D. 1854
    Mary Margaret Richardson dtr of Rev. , E. Richardson baby
    In memory of Malinda Richardson b. 5-16-1825 - d. 9-13-1846
    Dr. Robert V. Richardson b. 5-2-1823 - d. 8-31-1842
    Ben J. S. Richardson, son of J. S. and E. N. R. B. 9-27-1827 -
    d. 7-17-1847
    (Other names in the cemetery are Dickinson and Sheats and Thurmond.)

    In a letter dated March 21, 1958, a Mrs. Doris Green of Natchez, Miss.,
    I understand you have a file in the Archives on Hardy Richardson. Could
    you send me a list of the datta in this file, as well as the charge for
    having it photostated?

    Where could I find Old newspapers of Bullock Co., Georgia? Hardy
    Richardson was Justice of the Peace in Bullock Co, Ga. 1806 when he
    resigned. Evidently to come to Louisiana. 1807 his brothers Benjamin
    and John received passports but there was no mention of Hardy.

    It is said that the wagon train was held up for two weeks because Hardy
    Richardson was bitten by a rattlesnake from which he died. Am wondering
    if he died in Georgia and if there might be an account of it in a
    newspaper? It looks like he would have gotten a passport otherwise,
    since his brothers did.

    I have found records of Phaney or Fanny in Louisiana but cannot find
    Hardy. Unfortunately the Washington Parish courthouse burned.
    ... Signed Doris Green

    For those who like to collect autographs, the Bulloch County loose
    papers also contained some old handwritten affidavits signed by citizens
    claiming damages due to marauding Indians or Creek Indians, including
    affidavits signed by:
    John Douglass as J.P. on the affidavit signed by Luke Mizell dated 11
    April 1803 as to the loss of a mare in 1778. William Mizell.
    Signature of William Mizell dated 16 January 1803
    Signature of Hardy Richardson dated October 4, 1802, in the affidavit of
    David Mizell
    Signature of David Mizell dated October 4,1802 on affidavit that he lost
    4 horses 2 roans and 2 grays and 2 saddles on or about 16 April 1789.
    Signature of Benjn Richardson, J.P. on the application for passport
    dated September 23 1807.
    On 18 October 1802 Mrs. Sarah Richardson made affidavit as to losses
    from the Creek Indians, but she signed by a mark.

    Tidbit #3

    In Book K page 192 in Camden County, there is a Deed of
    Gift from Charlton MIZELL of Camden County to his children (minors) -
    dated Aprl 13, 1819:

    Sally B.
    Polly Ann
    Wm. Jackson

    Sally B. may be Sarah B. Mizell who was listed in the Mizell Cemetery (the information that was
    sent in Tidbit #1). Joshua and Jehu appear in the 1850 Camden County census extract from
    Tidbit #1, along with Jackson. Can't tell if Wm. Jackson and Jackson are the same though.

    Can anyone link to this group of Mizell's

    Historian Herbert N. Mizell, Junior, of Panama City, Florida, reported that Charlton was a son of
    Luke, born 1680, and Susannah Smithwick Mizell (sometimes spelled "Meazle"). Susannah was
    either a daughter or granddaughter of Hugh Smithwick who arrived in Albamarle District, North
    Carolina, in 1664. Luke Mizell witnessed in 1714 a transfer of 200 acres of land on North Carolina's
    Morattuck River from Edward Smithwick to William Meazle (Mizell).

    Another testator William Charlton, a magistrate of much popularity, was probably the one for whom Luke's son Charlton w as named. Luke and Susannah Mizell's children were William, Charlton N. (already
    discussed), Edward B. (1730-1819), John, and Mary (1723-1738, married Edwin Collins).
    All were born in or near the present Edonton, Tyrrell County, North Carolina, where Luke had moved
    prior to 1703, Susannah's brother, by-the-way, donated 70 yards square of land in Chowan County,
    North Carolina, in 1702 for the reputed first church in the Carolinas (book W, Registration of Deeds, Chowan County) . Luke was a son of Luke (1653-1694) and Elizabeth. The elder Luke was a son of Luke (1614-1673) and Deborah. Luk e I came to the colonies in 1635 with Thomas Grey and settled in Virginia (one reason the Barbers never cared for the M izells is that the Mizell family arrived in America thirteen
    years earlier than they.)

    SURRY COUNTY, VA - DEEDS - Luke Measell to James Bynehanz, 2 Oct 1703

    Deeds: Luke Measell-James Bynehanz, Southmark Parish, Surry Co, VA


    To all to whom this deed indentured of bargaine and sale shall come. Know ye
    that I, Luke Measell of North Carolina for a valuable consideration of one
    thousand pounds of tobacco, cash to me in hand paid at and before ye ensealing
    and delivery thereof payed by James Bynehanz of Surry County in Virginia. The
    receipt hereof I hereby acknowledge, have bargained, sold, and delivered and
    do hereby bargain, sell, and delivered unto ye said James Bynehanz and to his
    heirs & assignes forever one hundred acres of land be ye same more or less
    lying and being in Southmark parish in the County aforesaid on the northside
    of the Blackwater Swamp beginning at the mouth of a great branch to up the
    said branch to the said line toe along the said line to a stake from thence
    along a line of markt trees to another branch toe along another branch to
    along the said branch to the first station, the said land being part of a
    tract of land sold by Robert Warren to Luke Measell.

    TO HAVE AND TO HOLD, the said one hundred acres of land be the same, more or
    less, with all said appurtenances thereto belonging to him, the said, James
    Bynehanz, his heires, and assignes forever in a full ample manner to all
    intents and purposes in ye law or the most learned can devise and I, the said
    Luke Measell, do hereby oblige myself? to warrant and defend this, my sale of
    the above said land and with the appurtenances, to him, the said James
    Bynehanz, his heires, and assigns forever against the claime of any person or
    persons whatsoever and to acknowledge this my deed either by myself or lawful
    attorney when thereto lawfully required.

    IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal this 2nd day of
    October 1703.

    Luke Measell . . .seal
    Signed sealed and witnessed
    in ye presence of:

    James Minge Jr.
    Francis Clements

    At a court held in Southmark for the County of
    Surry 2nd November 1703.

    This day Francis Clements appeared in court by virtue of a
    Power of Attorney from Luke Measell acknowledged the
    above deed which was ordered to be recorded
    and is recorded.
    Test. Francis Clements

    Source: Library of Virginia, Wills and Administrations,
    Surry Co, VA, Deeds, Wills, Etc. , 1694-1709, Reel 3

    Spelling is as it appeared on the original. Words not fully decipherable are
    followed by a question mark. Paragraphing was added by transcriber - there are
    no identifiable paragraphs in the original document.


    Copyright. All rights reserved.

    This file was contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives
    by: Von Mings Stachon,
  • Change Date: 12 MAY 2009

    Father: Luke Mizell b: 1653 in Surrey Co., VA
    Mother: Elizabeth Marriott b: 1648 in Surrey Co., VA

    Marriage 1 Sarah Smithwick Charlton b: ABT 1687 in Surry Co., VA
    • Married: 1708 in Surrey Co., VA
    1. Has No Children Sarah Mizell b: BET 1669 AND 1693 in Surrey Co VA
    2. Has No Children Elizabeth Mizell b: ABT 1670 in Surrey Co VA
    3. Has Children Luke Mizell b: 1706 in Chowan Precient, Albemaria, NC
    4. Has No Children Mary Mizell b: 1723 in Edonton, Tyrrell Co., NC
    5. Has No Children William Mizell b: 1725 in Edonton, Tyrrell Co., NC
    6. Has Children Charlton N. Mizell b: 1727 in Berti Co. NC, & Camden Co, Ga in 1790
    7. Has No Children Edward B. Mizell b: 1730 in Edonton, Tyrrell Co., NC
    8. Has No Children James Mizell b: 1745 in
    9. Has No Children John Mizell b: in Edonton, Tyrrell Co., NC
    10. Has No Children Martha Mizell
    11. Has No Children Susannah Mizell

    1. Title: (AFN: 5745-6R)
    2. Title: TITLE

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