The Quaker Small Family of Virginia

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Information on these pages was researched by me using the following sources: Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy by Wm Wade Hinshaw; Early Quaker Records by Miles White; Men's minute books from the Quaker Collection at Hege Library, Guilford College; North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh NC; Library of Virginia. This family record was compiled using the above resources and was built based upon these records. Earlier genealogies are in error and were ignored.

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  • ID: I0250
  • Name: Benjamin Small
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1691 in Nansmond Co., VA
  • Death: AFT 1 JAN 1751 in Beaufort, Carteret Co., North Carolina
  • Burial: AFT JAN 1751 Carteret Co., NC
  • Note:
    (Benjamin Small's will appears in Vol. 29 of NC Wills:)
    Ye 30 of ye eleventh mo. called January 1751, I, Benjamin Small of Carteret, in the Province of North Carolina, being sick, but of perfect memory, thanks be to God and calling to mind the mortality of my body, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following.

    Principally, and first of all I recommend my soul to God and my body to be decently buried at the descretion of Executors hereafter named: As to my temperal and worldly estate that it has pleased God to bless me with: My will and desire is that first of all my just debts and funeral charges be paid.

    Item: I give to my loveing wife Meriam Small the house of my plantation and all the improvements belonging thereunto with one hundred acres of land and twenty joining to the same during her natural life, I likewise give to her all that part of my estate that was her property before I marryed her and that was given her by her Father since. I also give her two cows and calves, 1 bed and furneture, 1 tee cettle, 1 great Putter dish, 1 small still,, 1 hand mill, 1 gratre, 1 brass cettle, all the earthern with the corn and meat.

    Item: I give to my son Benjamin Small one bed tick that he filled himself and furniture I gave him, my desire to make up the feathers. I likewise give to my son Benjamin that plantation I bought of David Bally and is conveyed to him by a deed bareing date 1751, and 1 pott and two putter dishes, to him and his heirs forever.

    Item: I give to my son, Jonas Small one feather bead and furneture, two cows and calves, 1 grate chest one iron pott, tow? Vews? I likewise give to my son Jonas one hundred acres of land joining to my son Benjamin, be the same more or less, convaid to him by deed dated 1751, to him and his heirs forever.

    Item: I give to my son Amos Small one feather bed and furniture. 1 cow and calf, 1 ewe and lamb, and the acres of land joining to Thomas Jessops land to be laid out by a line from apon by the side of the grate-mash, and so up to the head line of my own land, to him and his heirs forever.

    Item: I give to my son John Knite Small one feather bed and furneture, 2 cows and calves. I likewise give to my son John Knite my manna plantation after my aforesaid wife's decease, to him and his heirs forever.

    Item: I give to my daufter Sarah Jessop one sile skin trunk, besides what I gave her at her marrage, which was one feather bed, two puter dishes and 3 plates, and since she moved to Core Sound I gave her fore cows and calves and two ewes and lambs.

    Item: I give the use of my water mill to my wife and fore sons, equally between them if they stay near this place, but if they or any of them removes out to have no right in her.

    Item: I give all the rest of my estate both real and personal not yet devided to be equally devided to my wife and fore sons, Benjamin, Jonas, Amos and John Knight Small. I further nominate, appoint and constitute my wife to be my executrix and my son Benjamin to be my executor of this my last will and testament to see the same lawfully executed.

    In witness whereof I have set my hand and fixed my seal in the presence of: Henry Stanton and Patience Bull

    (Will was copied as originally written)

    Sources:

    Abstract of North Carolina Wills. By J. Bryan Grimes. E. M. Uzzell & Co. State Printers & Binders. 1910. Raleigh NC Page 599. Index

    Small, Amos p.342, 343
    Small, Benjamin p.342, 343
    Small, Benjamin p.342 343 (son of Benjamin)
    Small, Elizabeth p.322
    Small, John Knight p.343
    Small, Jonas p.342, 343
    Small, Mariam p.343
    Small, Sarah p.322, 342
    Small, Thomas p.82

    North Carolina Wills - A Testator Index 1665-1900 by Mitchell, Will Book 028 DB-5/257 (Cartaret Co.) 1752
    Abstract of NC Wills, 1690-1760, Benjamin Small (My Manna plantation to John Knite Small, Daughter Sarah Jessop, wife and Executrix, Miriam, witness Henry Stanton, Patience Bull
    Clerk of the Court: George Read

    Small, Benjamin, Cravens Co., by Fred A. Olds, 2nd addition. Southern book Co., 1954. Baltimore.
    June Court 1756 sons, Benjamin and Jonas wife not named Executor; John Lovet; witnesses Lewis Welch, John Knights Small
    clerk of the Court; Jno., Smith.

    page 72, Craven Co., 1752 Benjamin Small, wife Miriam, children Benjamin, Jonas, Amos, Ephriam, John Knight, dau sarah Jessop, w/o Thomas Jessop, Jr.

    Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy by Wm. Wade Hinshaw Vol 1 Core Sound MM minutes state 5-1737 Benjamin and family rec'd on letter from Joseph Newby.

    10-1742 Benjamin Small is to Pale in the graveyard; John Small to fitt seats and windows for the womens meetings, Carteret Co, Core sound MM.

    Source:
    Martha P. Lewis Rt2 Box 871, Beaufort North Carolina 25816, 1982
    Donna Sears Chernick 1997
    Quaker Genealogy
    Carteret County Records
    Wills; deeds; census; marriage bonds

    LDS Virginia microfish page #29,398 list his birth in Nansemond . There are several listings for his birth.
    Family submission, c 1691
    unaltered original b. 1692
    unaltered original b. c. 1702
    Quaker records indicate 1689. This record will be used until another proof of exact date is found.

    This family migrated from Virginia to North Carolina in May 1737, presenting a letter to Core sound Monthly Meeting in Carteret County from Joseph Newby. He was appointed in 1742 to fence in the graveyard. His brother John was to "fitt seats and windows for the women's meetings." He had been granted 100 acres in Carteret County located on the West side of Deep Creek Swamp by the council that met at Wilmington 9-25-1741. Another 200 acres was granted 9-23-1742 with a second 200 acres on the North side of Newport River granted 9-25-1742. At the time the Spanish threatened Beauford harbour in 1747/48 Benjamin and his son appeared on the list of men who appeared to defend the town and the harbor. They served four days.

    Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy by Hinshaw, Vol 1, page 275 confirms the above information for the LDS, on May - 1737 Benjamin & family received on letter from Joseph Newby. Sent to Core Sound MM.

    On 5-5-1748 Benjamin and his wife requested a certificate to remove elsewhere.
    It is assumed that he left the Core Sound Monthly Meeting to attend a Meeting closer to his residance since this was the practice at that time. It is assumed that would have been the Carteret Meeting House.

    Benjamin's children were born in North Carolina, the marriage is recorded in LDS as Virginia. The siblings of this marriage indicate marriages and children in NC.

    page 343 Jan 11, 1751 March Court 1752, Carteret County NC
    Sons: Benjamin (Plantation bought of David Baly
    Jonas (land adjoining Benjamin)
    Amos (100 Acres of land adjoining Thomas Jesspo Jr.), husband of his sister Sarah.
    Amos also witnessed a Will, p.342 10-13-1755 Carteret County March court 1756. Will of jaocb Slobock, dated Oct 13, 1755, lists one son nathan. Executor and brother-in-law; James Smith Witnesses: Philemon Huntt, Amos Small

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    Source of birth and death: The Ancestry of Allen Grinnell Cleaver and Marth Irene Jessup, and 172 Allied Families, compiled by William Jessup Cleaver.

    "Benjamin Small born about 1691 or 1692 in Virginia. He died in Carteret County, North Carolina in 1751 or 1752, leaving a will dated 11 month 30, 1751/2 which was probated in the Carteret County, March 1752 Court. He married, first, Mary who probably was Mary Knight. Mary died in 1743 and Benjamin remarried in 1750, reported by Core Sound Monthly Meeting, Miriam Albertson. She remarried at Carteret Meeting House 5 month 11, 1755, Joseph Stanton.

    Benjamin Small and his family moved to North Carolina in 1737 presenting a letter to Core sound Monthly Meeting in Carteret county from Joseph Newby. He was appointed in 1742 to fence in the graveyard. His brother John was to 'fitt seats and windows for the women's meetings." He had been granted 100 acres in Carteret County located on the west side of Deep Creek Swamp by the Council that met at Wilmington 25 September 1741. Another 200 acres was granted 23 September 1742 with a second 200 acres on the north side of Newport river granted 25 September 1742. At the time the Spanish threatened Beauford harbour in 1747/8 Benjamin and his son appeared on the list of men who appeared to defend the town and the harbor. They served four days."

    His book gives a little history on Benjamin Small, including his will. His will also reports, "I give to my son John Knite Small one feather bed, furneture, 2 cows...." This would support the suggestion that Benjamin's first wife was indeed a Knight, and her father probably John Knight, found in Quaker records.

    The book further mentions the children of Benjamin Small and Mary as Sarah, died 1 month 6, 1757, Benjamin, Jonas, John Knight, and Amos. Sarah Small married at Carteret Meetinghouse about 1737 Thomas Jessup, Jr. son of Thomas and Rachel (Pease) Jessup. She was the mother of ten children and died in Guilford County 1 month 6, 1757 as recorded in the New Garden Monthly Meeting
    records.

    Also, in Abstract of Wills, 1690-1760, North Carolina, J. Byran Grimes,"Benjamin Small, Carteret County, January 11, 1751, March Court, 1752, sons Benjamin (plantation bought of David Baly) Jonas (land adjoining Benjamin) Amos (100 acres of land adjoining Thomas Jessop) John Knite Small (My manna plantation) Daughter, Sarah Jessop, Wife and Executrix: Miriam (would be 2nd
    wife) Witnesses, Henry Stanton and Patience Bull."

    Another source, One Ladd's Family, including Cousins, located in the D.A.R Library, Washington, D.C. basically repeated the same information. Provided to me by Paul M. Terrill, 1719 North Washington Street, Danville,
    Indiana 46122, on November 8, 1991 as a result of a query I placed in the Guilford Genealogist, Fall 1991. (this notation not mine)


    Source: Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Volume I North Carolina.

    10 ix Benjamin2 SMALL [319], born abt 1674/75 in Nansemond Co., VA; died bef 1707. p. 8, 36, 30, Vol. 6, VA, W. W. Hinshaw's new "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Geneaology." Chuckatuck MM, Nansemond Co., VA:
    Benjamin Small a rep. at the VA Yearly Meeting [1st surviving record is dated 1702.]
    1701, Feb 18. Benjamin suffered the seizure of 220 lbs. tobacco for priest's dews & church rates & 220 lbs. 'for your fine by Capt. Havell.'
    1702, 2, 3. Ben gave 520 lbs tobacco toward building a MH on the south branch of the Nansemond River; he was a member of this p.m. p. 39-43, (Ibid.)
    PAGAN CREEK MO. MTG., established 1737 when the Chuckatuck-Nansemond MM was divided. After 1752 it was known as the Black Water - Surry MM. It incorporated these counties: Nansemond, Surry, Sussex, Prince
    George, Didwiddie, Isle of Wight, Amelia, and Southampton. AMONG ITS EARLIEST MEMBERS: PERKINS, BELSON, GROVE Dr. John Grove was a leader in this group. In 1678, Letters mentioning Pagan Creek were sent from Cumberland, England, and among the names mentioned were JOHN SCOTT, and WILLIAM SCOTT. Dr. John Grove's will mentions the meeting house built at Pagan Creek. 11 x Joseph2 SMALL [14901], born 1676 in Nansemond Co., VA.

    According to Core Sound Monthly Meeting:
    1737,5,-. Benjamin & fam. received on letter from Joseph Newby.
    1748,5,5. Benjamin & wife requested certificate to remove elsewhere.
    **********************
    LDS confirms his parents as John and Alce. (short for Allison?) many researchers assume this is mis-spelled and insert Alice. Miles White Quaker records specifically show both Alce and her mother Alce in records, he spells it no other way, and since he was only copying Chuckatuck records, was careful to spell exactly as the records read in his transcription.



    Note: Benjamin Small died in Carteret Co., NC leaving a will which was probated in the Carteret Co. March 1752 Court. Benjamin and his family had moved to NC in 1737 presenting a letter to the Core Sound MM in Carteret Co. from Joseph Newby. Benjamin was appointed in 1742 to fence in the church graveyard. His brother, John was asked to "fitt seats and windows for the women's meetings." Benjamin had been granted 100 acres in Carteret Co., located on the west side of Deep Creek Swamp by the Council that met at Wilmington, NC on 25 Sep 1741. Another 200 acres was granted to him on 23 Sep 1742 with another 200 acres on the north side of Newport River granted to him on 25 Sep 1842. At the time the Spanish threatened Beaufort Harbor in 1747/1748, Benjamin and his sons were on the list of men who appeared to defend the town and the harbor. They served for four days.
    _____

    John Small [307], born 16 Feb 1663/64 in , Nansemond Co., VA; died aft.
    24 Jan 1715/16 in Nansemond Co., VA. He married on 25 Feb 1688/89 in
    Elizabeth River, Isle of Wight Co, VA, Alce or Alice (Hollowell) Small
    [308], born 16 Dec 1664 in West Branch, Elizabeth River, Nansemond, VA;
    died aft. 24 Jan 1715/16 in Nansemond Co., VA, daughter of Thomas
    Hollowell [323] and Alice or Alise ( ) [324]. Son of John and Ann
    Small.

    Children of John SMALL and Alce or Alice HOLLOWELL were as follows:
    1 Joseph Small [309], born abt. 1690 in , Nansemond Co., VA.
    2 Benjamin Small ((I)) [310], born abt. 1692 in , Nansemond Co.,
    VA; died Mar 1752 in Beaufort, Carteret, NC.
    3 John Small (Jr.) [311], born abt. 1695 in , Nansemond Co., VA.


    Benjamin Small's wife was the daughter of John Lovet and they had two sons, Benjamin Small Jr. and Jonas Small.

    Posted by: Robert G. Lewis, his source unknown
    Benjamin Small, William Borden, and Henry Stanton were among the early Quaker settlers in Carteret County. William Borden, who was a shipbuilder, relocated from Newport, Rhode Island, in 1732 or 1733, and settled on Newport River, just west of Harlowe Creek. He established a shipyard on the river, reputedly near the mouth of Mill Creek. The Bordens were founding members of the Quakers' Core Sound Meeting House, which was probably located on the east side of Core Creek. William Borden's son, William Borden II, was one of the largest land owners in Carteret County, with 44,250 acres in 1784. Benjamin Small likely moved to the area from Chowan Precinct in 1737, he and his family being received at the May 1737 monthly meeting of the Core Sound Quakers. In 1739, he purchased land on the west side of Harlowe Creek at the mouth of Alligator Creek from Charles Cogdell.


    Sept. 25, 1741 - Benj. Small was granted 100 acres in Carteret County on the W. side of Deep Creek Swamp about 3 Miles N. from Newport River, joining sd. swamp. (Note; Other land patents indicated that the land was near the head of Alligator Creek) (Patent Book 5, #2477, p. 140; CR IV, p. 602)

    Sept. 25, 1742 - Benjamin Small patented 200 acres in Carteret County on the N. side of Newport river and W. side of Harlows Creek, joining Ben Small, Samuel Negus and Pacquernett's line. (PB 5, #2435, p. 130)

    Mar. 21, 1743 - Jos Small was granted 100 acres in Chowan Co. (CR)

    1747-48 - Benj. Small and his son were among the "Men on Duty at Town (Beaufort) and on the Banks, when the Enemy Lay in the Bay and had Taken Several Vessels." (Spanish Alarm)


    The 1820 federal census of Carteret County between Core Creek and Newport showed William Bell and his family living between Jesse Hasket (sic) and Joseph Small.

    The 1830 census of Harlowe Creek: Joseph Small, 30 - 40, headed one of the households next to William Bell and Burton Hardesty headed the other. Jesse Hasket and Sally Small (60 - 70 year-old mother of Joseph) lived between William Bell and Tamer Bell.

    Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy by Wm Wade Hinshaw
    Vol. 1, Core Sound MM page 275
    1748, 5, 5. Benjamin & w rqc to rem elsewhere.
    1750, --, -- Benjamin, Cartrite Co., m Miriam Albertson, at Carterite MH [Core Sound]
    1753, 7, 3. Benjamin, s Benjamin & Mary, both dec, dis mou.

    "Ancestry of Allen Grinnel Cleaver and Martha Irene Jessup, and 172 Allied Families"
    compiled by William Jessup Cleaver.
    "Benjamin Small born about 1691 or 1692 in Virginia. He died in Carteret County, North Carolina in 1751 or 1752, leaving a will dated 11 Month 30, 1751/2 which was probated in the Carteret County, March 1752 Court. He married first, Mary who probably was Mary Knight. Mary died in 1743 and Benjamin remarried in 1750, reported by Core Sound Monthly Meeting, Miriam Albertson. She remarried at Carteret Meeting House 5 month 11, 1755, Joseph Stanton.
    "Benjamin Small and his family moved to North Carolina in 1737 presenting a letter to Core sound Monthly Meeting in Carteret County from Joseph Newby. He was appointed in 1742 to fence in the graveyard. His brother John was to 'fitt seats and windows for the women's meetings.' He had been granted 100 acres in Carteret County located on the west side of Deep Creek Swamp by the Council that met at Wilmington 25 September 1741. Another 200 acres was granted 23 September 1742 with a second 200 acres on the north side of Newport river granted 25 September 1742. At the time the Spanish threatened Beaufort Harbour in 1747/8, Benjamin and his son appeared on the list of men who appeared to defend the town and the harbor. They served four days."
    This book also gives more history on Benjamin Small, including his will. His will reports, "I give to my son John Knite Small one feather bed, furneture, 2 cows..." This would support the suggestion that Benjamin's first wife was indeed a Knight, and her father probably John Knight, found in Quaker records.
    The book further mentions the children of Benjamin Small and Mary as Sarah, died 1 month 6, 1757, Benjamin, Jonas, John Knight, and Amos. Sarah Small married at Carteret Meetinghouse about 1737, Thomas Jessup, Jr., son of Thomas and Rachel (Pease) Jessup. She was the mother of ten children and died in Guilford Co., 1 month 6, 1757, as recorded in the New Garden Monthly Meeting.

    death also listed as March 1751/52, not proved.

    The North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register (Hathaway's Register Vol 2)
    Pg. 450
    Abstract of Conveyances
    Benjamin Small to Thomas Norfleet, of Nansemond Co., VA., Sept 20, 1731 100 acres adjoining lands of John King, Daniel Pugh and Benjamin's brother Joseph Small.

    Benjamin Small and wife Mary, to Robert Coleman, of Nansemond co., VA., 167 acres near the head of Bennett’s Creek, adjoining land of Wm. Speirs and Daniel Pugh. 467 acres issued by grant to Jno Small, of Nansemond County, Va., June 16, 1715. This deed is dated July 16, 1734. Test, Thos. Rountree, Thomas Wallis.

    Quaker Marriage Certificates by Gwen B. Bjorkman
    p. 116 John, Matthew and Benjamin Small were witnesses to the marriage of Richard Ratcliff Jr. s/o Richard of Terascoe Neckes in Chuckatuck 14, 9m, 1706

    Carteret County Court Minutes for 1723-1820 in electronic format. (floppy disc)
    June Court 1743
    Edward Shepard came in open court and made oath that he saw Benjamin Small seal and deliver a deed unto David Bayley for one hundred acres of Land in the county of Carteret on the head of Alligator Creek and ordered to be registered.

    Carteret County Court Minutes for 1723-1820 in electronic format. (floppy disc)
    June Court 1744
    Benjamin Small appointed overseer of the road from Core Creek and on the south west side of Harlow's creek, the bridge near Capt. Mabson's house and from there to Jumping Run near John Lovetts.

    Carteret County Court Minutes for 1723-1820 in electronic format. (floppy disc)
    Sept Court 1744
    Elias Albertson in open court made affirmation being a Quaker that he saw John SMALL Senr sign seal and deliver a deed unto Henry Stanton Senr for Three hundred acres of land in Carteret County and by this court ordered to be registered.

    Sep 1745
    Benjamin Small sign, seal and deliver a deed unto David Bayley for one hundred acres of land in this county on Deep creek on Newport river and that he saw David Lewis evidence the same and by this court ordered to be registered.

    Edward Shepard in open court made oath that he saw David Bayley sign, seal and deliver a deed unto Benjamin Small for one hundred acres of land in Carteret county at the head of Alligator creek and Said Shepard declares that he saw David Lewis evidence the same and by this court ordered to be registered.

    Carteret County Court Minutes for 1723-1820 in electronic format. (floppy disc)
    June Court 1749
    Benjamin Small made affirmation that he saw John Small Sr. sign, seal, and deliver a deed unto Thomas Jessop for three hundred acres of land in this county and that he also saw John Small Jr. evidence the same and by this court ordered to be registered.

    June 1751
    Thomas Lovick Esq. made oath that he saw Benjamin Small seal and deliver a deed unto his son Benjamin for 100 acres of land near Harlow's creek, and that he also saw Neal Purcell evidence the same and ordered to be registered.
    Thomas Lovick Esq. made oath that he saw Benjamin Small seal and deliver a deed unto his son Jonas for 100 acres of land near Harlow's creek and ordered to be registered.

    Dec 1751
    Samuel Negus made oath that he saw Henry Stanton seal and deliver a deed unto Isaac White for 150 acres of land in this county and that he also saw Jonas Small evidence the same and ordered to be registered.

    Mar 1752
    Henry Stanton made affirmation that he saw Benjamin Small decd, sign and instrument of writing as his Last Will and Testament and that he also saw Patience Bull evidence the same and Miriam Small, Executrix therein appointed, qualified as the law directs.

    Amos Small petitioned this Court that his brother Benjamin may take the estate of the said Amos into his hands and granted, the said Benjamin giving bond and surety in the sum of thirty pounds proclamation money to deliver up said estate to said Amos or his guardian if he should choose one.

    Dec 1752
    Miriam Small hath exhibited an inventory of the estate of Benjamin Small dec'd.
    Mar 1753

    Benjamin Small prays that the administration of his brother Jonas estate may be granted unto HIM and granted he giving bond in the sum of twenty pounds proclamation.

    Sep 1756
    an inventory of the goods and chattles of Benjamin Small Dec'd Was proved in open Court by the oath of John Smith, Executor to the Last Will and Testament of the Dec'd.

    Jun 1756
    the Last Will and Testament of Benjamin Small Dec'd Was exhibited and proved in open Court by the oath of Lewis Welxh, one of the subscribing evidences thereto, that he saw John Knight Small, the other evidence sign at the same time and ordered the Secretary have notice to issue letters to John Lovett and Comfort Small, the two executors appointed in said will who qualified agreeable to law.

    Upon the prayer of John Knight Small, orphan, praying that Amos Small may be appointed his guardian, granted upon giving security agreeable to law.

    Upon a second prayer of John Knight Small, this court may pass an order that what estate effects remains in the hands of the the executors of his former guardian may be deliver to Amos Small, his present guardian, and granted for remaning estate be delivered to Amos Small

    June 1761
    A deed of sale from Amos Small to William Toulston for seventy five acres of land in Carteret county was proved in open Court by the oath of Lewis Welch, one of the subscribing evidences thereto and ordered to be registered.

    A deed of sale from John Small to Joseph Stanton of Carteret county for 122 acres of land in said county was proved by the oath of Lewis Welch, one of the Subscribing evidences thereto and ordered to be registered.

    Earliest Small's in Index, Carteret Co.:
    Benjamin Small, to John Simpson, 12 July 1739. (Deed Book D, p. 215)
    Benjamin Small sold land to David Baly on 8 June 1843, and again in Sept 1845. (Deed Book D, p. 307, & 381)
    John Small, Sr., to James Easton, Sept 1744. (Deed Book D, p. 364)
    John Small, Sr., to Thomas Jessop, June 1749. (Deed Book E, p. 207)
    Benjamin Small, Sr., to Benjamin Small, Jr., June 1751. (Deed Book E, p. 260)
    Benjamin Small, Sr., to Jonas Small, 13 June 1751. (Deed Book E., p. 262)
    Amos Small, to Thomas Jesop, Dec 1758. (Deed Book G, p. 19)
    John S. Small, to Joseph Stanton, June 1761. (Deed Book G, p. 44)




    Father: John Small b: 16 FEB 1664 in Nansmond Co., VA
    Mother: Alce Hollowell b: 16 FEB 1664 in West Branch, Eliz. River, Nansemond Co., VA

    Marriage 1 Mary Knight b: ABT 1690 in Possibly Nansemond Co., VA
    • Married: ABT 1712 in probably Nansemond Co., VA
    • Note:
      05-00-1737Benjamin & fam received on letter from Joseph Newby [Hinshaw 1:75]
      05-05-1748 Benjamin & w rqc to rem elsewhere [Hinshaw 1:75]
      1755, 7, 3. Benjamin, s Benjamin & Mary, both dec, dis mou. [Hinshaw 1:75]

      Small, Benjamin, Cravens Co., by Fred A. Olds, 2nd addition. Southern book Co., 1954. Baltimore.
      June Court 1756 sons, Benjamin and Jonas wife not named Executor; John Lovet; witnesses Lewis Welch, John Knights Small
      clerk of the Court; Jno., Smith.

      The marriage of Benjamin and Mary had to occur before 1736 when he was examined by Perquimans MM on his life and conversations, and definitely before he removed to Core Sound Carteret County in 1737. His known children were likely born in Virginia, except perhaps John Knight, who likely was born in Perquimans Co.
    Children
    1. Has Children Benjamin Small b: ABT 1713 in Core Sound MM, Carteret Co., NC
    2. Has No Children Jonas Small b: ABT 1715
    3. Has Children Sarah Small b: 3 JUN 1717 in of Cartaret Co., North Carolina
    4. Has Children Amos Small b: ABT 1719 in Of Cartaret Co., NC
    5. Has No Children Ephraim Small b: ABT 1721
    6. Has Children John Knight Small b: ABT 1736 in Perquimans Co., NC or Nansemond Co. VA

    Marriage 2 Miriam Albertson b: ABT 1690
    • Married: 12 FEB 1750 in Core Sound MM, Carteret Co., NC
    • Note:
      Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy by Wm Wade Hinshaw
      Vol. 1, Core Sound MM page 275;
      1750, 2, 22, Miriam rocf Pascuotank MM, to m.
      1750, --, --, Benjamin, Cartrite Co., m Miriam Albertson, at Cartrite MH [2-12-1750]



      Extracted from minute book, Core Sound MM, Hege Library, Guilford College, Greensboro NC July 14, 2005
      1750, 1st mo 6th
      Monthly meeting met before which Benjamin Small and Meriam Albertson, Henry Stanton, Junior, and Hope Borden laid their intentions of taking each other in marriage. Also a certificate from Cape Fear was read which manifested Friends unity and satisfaction with the visit of our esteemed Friend Silas Carpenter.
      He also requests one from us in order to remove to New England in order to a regular preceedings. the meeting appoints Nicholas Bryand and wife, William Hill and his wife to inquire into the conversations and clearness of all other incumberances of marriage of the two couples above named and also into the conversation of our Friend Carpinter and clearness in respect of marriage. No further business the meeting adjourns to meet in course.

      1750, 2nd mo 3rd
      Monthly meeting met at which the Friends appointed to inuire into Benjamin Small, Meriam Albertson, Henry Stanton, Junior, and Hope Bordens conversations & Clearness of marriage made return that they found nothing to the contrary but that they might be permitted to proceed except Meriam Albertson wants of a certificate from Pasquotank where she belonged which could not be obtained by reason of the distance of way in season. The meeting therefore concluded to adjourn to the 8th instant. Henry Stanton, Junior and Hope Borden is left to their freedom to appoint a time to proceed and William Hill and his wife is appointed to see that their marriage decently carried on according to the good order used amongst Friends.

      1750, 2nd mo 8th
      Monthly meeting held by adjournment from 3rd of 2nd mo to the 8th of the same inclusive. at wit. Benjamin Small and Meriam Albertson appered but had not yet obtaining a certificate. the meeting adjourned to 22 instant.

      1750 2nd mo 22nd Monthly meeting met. held by adjournment from the 8th of 2nd mo to 22nd of the same inclusive. at report of Benjamin Small and Meriam Albertson appeared for an answer. She the said Meriam Albertson producing a certificate from the monthly meeting of Friends in Pasquotank acceptable to this meeting. That being the only obstickle they are left to the freedom to proceed in marriage and William hill and his wife are appointed to see the wedding decently carried on according to the good order of Friends.

      1750 3rd mo 7th Monthly meeting met at which Friends understand two marriages accomplished between the 3rd of 2nd mo and this instant was carried on an orderly manner except some of the youth taking too great liberty beyond the limit of Friends orderly for which the friend appointed for that purpose reproved them and they decested. Certificates of which is here under recorded.

      Benjamin Small and Miriam Albertson
      Whereas Benjamin Small of the Province of North Carolina and County of Carteret and Miriam Albertson of the County of Pasquotank and Province above stated having declared their intention of taking each other in marriage before several publick meetings of the People Called Quakers in and according to the good order used amongst them whose proceeding therein after deliberate consideration thereof with regard unto the Righteous Law of God example of his People recorded in the Holy Scripture of Truth and that case was allowed of by the said meeting nothing appearing to hender their said intention and having consent of all concerned;
      Not these are to certify all whom it may concern that for the full accomplishing their said intention this 12th day of the second month in the year according to the English account one Thousand Seven hundred and fifty. They the said Benjamin Small and Miriam Albertson appearing in a Publick Meeting or Assembly of the aforesaid People and others met together at their Publick Meeting House in the County of Carteret and Province aforesaid and in a somumn manner he the said Benjamin Small taking the said Miriam Albertson by the hand and openly declaring as followeth: "Friends I desire you to be my witnesses that I take this my Friend Miriam Albertson to be my wife promising through the Lord's assistance to be to her a faithful and loving husband until it pleases God by Death to separate us", and then and there in the said assembly the said Miriam Albertson did in like manner declare as followeth: "Friends I desire you to be my witnesses that I take this my Friend Benjamin Small to be my husband promising through the Lord's assistance to be to him a faithful and loving wife till it shall please God by Death to separate us." and the said Benjamin Small and Miriam Albertson now Miriam Small s a further confirmation thereof did then and there to these present set their hands and we whoxse names are hereunto subscribed being present amongst others at the sollomnizing of their said marriage and superscription in manner aforesaid as witnesses hereunto have also to these presents subscribed our named the day and year above witnesses.

      [transcriber note: Two marriages took place on this date, the witness list for each marriage lists the same persons in the same order. This the marriage between Henry Stanton and Hope Borden. It therefore cannot be determined exactly who was there to witness the marriage celebration for which couple except for those who were likely siblings. Note, a Miriam Albertson was also a witness to the marriage besides the bride.]

      Benjamin Small

      Miriam Small

      Lydia StantonNicholas BryantHenry Stanton
      Katherine WhiteBenjamin SmallBenjamin Borden
      Sarah TibbitWilliam HallJoseph Stanton
      Mary Stanton Ephraim BullJoseph Borden
      Miriam AlbertsonWilliam SetgreavesJohn Tibbit
      Rachel HillJonas SmallWilliam Borden
      Rebecker BryantJohn BellThomas White
      Sarah MartainIsaac WhiteSilas Carpenter
      Catharine StantonBenjamin Stanton
      Mary Rustull

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