Name: Frederick Mayo
Given Name: Frederick
Birth: 6 Nov 1774 in North Carolina Formed 1712 From Carolina, First Settlement By Roger Green 1653
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Death: 1 Jun 1856 in Madison County, Tennessee Formed 1821 From Chickasaw Indian Cession.
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Burial: Mayo Cemetery, Madison County, Tennessee
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Reference Number: 120098 1 2
Change Date: 28 Oct 2004 at 11:42
Notes for Fredrick Mayo:
1820 Census Edgecombe Co., NC
4 2 0 2 0 1- 0 0 1 0 0 0
4 males under 10; 2 males 10-16; 0 males 16-18; 2 males 19-26; 0 males 26-45; 1 male 45+ 1 female 16-18.
Frederick Mayo and Martha Bass must have married soon after this census.
Frederick was 46 in 1820. Redmon, Stephen, and Jonas are three of the four under ten. Reuben and Joel are the two 10-16 Three males I can't account for. 1 under 10 and two 19-26. If we speculate that the youngest may have died the older two could have been brothers of Frederick or nephew's, although he was old enough to have had sons in the 19-26 range, he would have been young by the standards of the day when men married in their late 20's and early 30's. I believe that the oldest two were not his sons. The female is Lydia as I believe Lucy was married at this time, her first known child was born in 1821. Lucy was probably the oldest daughter, as Reuben was the oldest son.
1817 - Will - Edgecombe - William Worsley - owned land adjoining Robert
Cherry and Joshua Wilkinson (whose will here left to his wife land on east
side of Branch). His will also mentions "the highland lying on the S. side
of the Cypress Pocosin and Dam Branch down to Ballihack swamp". Wit. by
William Worsley, Frederick Mayo.
Pitt Co. NC Deeds.
DB P 286
12-21-1808 Job Stallings to Frederick May negroes; $200 wit Allen Mayo
There is a Job Stallings on the Edgecombe 1815 Tax list. Frederick Mayo
is on pg 35 Job Stallings pg 38 I do not have all of the 1820 census, I will
check to see if Job Stallings in on it.
1-27-1800 John May Sr. to Frederick May, son, Plantation and all belongings; with love and affection
Mentioned: Daniel May, son. Wit: John Walker, John Bedford
There is a John Bedford on the 1815 Tax list. Frederick Mayo is on pg
35 John Bedford in on pg39. There is a John Bedford on the 1820
Edgecombe Co. Census. John Bedford is on pg 35 Frederick Mayo
is on pg 39.
DB Q 325
12-291806 Frederick May to Jacob May, brother and Daniel May, brother. Mill plantation, tools, furniture, stock, at death of mother, love and affection.wit
Peter Rives, Sampson Cobb
DB Q 344
12-27-1806 Jacob May to Frederick May 160 a., $335 adj Allen Atkinson wit
Peter Rives, Sampson Cobb
DB BB 443
1-3-1820 Frederick May to Allen Atkinson 165 A., $400 Former owner Jacob
May adj William Cobb wit: Howell Cobb, William Atford
Mayo Graveyard is on the half acre Frederick provided in his will.
Frederick Mayo Martha Mayo
Born Nov. 6, 1774 Born Dec. 5, 1790
Died June 1, 1856 Died Sept. 5, 1842
blessed are the dead that Farewell, Mother we have missed
die in the Lord, from hence- thee, sadly missed thee at our
forth yea saith the Saviour home when in groups where we gather
labours and their works shall around the dear and sacred stone.
Sacred to the Memory of Hardy
Mrs. Susan M. Staton son of Frederick and & Martha Mayo
Born Dec. 11, 1816 Born Aug. 14, 1828
Departed this life Died Jan. 29, 1855
Feb. 16. 1860. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh
Aged 43 y's 2 m's 5 d's away, blessed be the name of the Lord.
The 1850 Census, first to list ages of all members of the families and states in which they were born, list Fred Mayo as 70 in that year (so born circa 1780) and born in NC. All of his children listed in Madison County, including the one believed to be the youngest Hardy born circa 1828, as shown in various census records to have been born in NC.There was a William Mayo in Madison Co. when it was formed in 1821.In MINUTE BOOK 1 (records commencing Dec of 1821 adn extending thru 1825), p-57 26 Sep 1822, William Mayo was one of a group appointed to have their hands work on the new road fro the northeast corner of the Public Square to Jones' Creek, where Deveroux Wynne is over-seer, to wit: "the hands of said Wynne, James Henderson, Dr. Wm. E. Butler, Martha Doak, Wm. Butler, Herndon Haroldson, James Johnson, William Mayo,......." p-125, March term of Court, 1823- Jury included William Mayo.
The first definitate record of Fredrick Mayo buying land in Madison County, TN is this: BOOK 3, p-281, DEED, dated 13 Dec 1832, Filed 5 Sep 1833: "John Chisum of the County of Hardeman and the Sate of TN, for $500, sold to Frederick Mayo of County of Madison, 134 1/4 acres in District 10, Range 2, Section 7. (John Chisum had bought this land from Wm. Stroud, 9 Jan 1827.)
Fredrick Mayo was married three times: THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT for Fredrick Mayo and Kiddy Bunton is recorded in Madison Co., TN. Court Records, Book 10 p-1, Dated 29 Jan 1845, Filed 8 April 1845.
Combining information from Fredrick Mayo's will and various County records, including marriage records, tombstone and census records we get a incomplete
picture of Fredrick's children.
WILL OF FREDRICK MAYO
(06 Nov 1774-01 Jun 1856)
This Will was copied from a copy made by Grace Puryear from the Courthouse records of Madison County, TN in May of 1963. Copied from WILL BOOK 7, P-9,
MADISON COUNTY, TENNESSEE. Dated 16 Feb 1856, Proved Jan. Term of Court, 1858. Probate minute book 8, p-141, Transcript from Circuit Court.
I, Fredrick Mayo, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and making void all other wills by me at any time made.
First- I commit my soul to God who gave it.
Second- I give and bequeath to my wife, Kitty Mayo, twenty acres of land including my dwelling house and other improvements during her life or widowhood, except one-half acre of land immediatedly aroung my family burying ground. This I researve and give to no person. I also give and bequeath to her, a Negro woman named Catherine and her child named York during her life or widowhood, and then to be sold with all her increase and equally divided amoung all my children. I also
give and beqeath to her all the money with interest which she had or has in her own name. This is hers to dispose of as she sees proper.
Third- I give and bequeath to my daughter, Lydia Bunton, a Negro woman named "Aliff", in addition to what I have heretofore given her.
Forth- I give and bequeath to my son Stephen, two Negroes named Andrew and Vina, in addition to what I have formerly given him.
Fifth- I give and bequeath to the heirs fo my daughter Luce (Lucy) Powell, a Negro girl named Rose and $200.00 in addition to what I have heretofore given her.
Sixth- I give and bequeath to my son Redman Mayo, a Negro man named Willis and $50.00, in addition to what I have given him.
Seventh- I give and bequeath to my son Reuben Mayo, two Negroes named Sarah and Ardin, in addition to what I have formerly given him.
Eighth- I give and bequeath to my son Joel, two Negroes named Freeman and Pink and their increase. In fact my will is that all the increase of all my Negroes shall belong to them to whom the parents are willed.
Ninth- I give and bequeath to my son Jonas, two Negroes named Peter and Irenny and their increase, in addition to what I have formerly given him.
Tenth- I give and bequeath to my children, Council, Polly, and the heirs of Hardy Mayo, the following Negroes, viz: Jemima, Mary, Little Willis, to be equally divided between the three- the heirs of Hardy having one-third.
Now my will is that James B. Neely, Robert T. Givens, and James V. Hoskins divide the above described Negroes equally between Council, Polly and the heirs of Hardy by sale or otherwise.
Eleventh- My will is that all the balance of my property both real and personal, which is not willed, shall be sold and equally divided among my children.
Lastly, I do hereby nominate and appoint my friend James B. Neely, my Executor to execute this my last Will.
In witness whereof, I hereby unto set my hand and affix my seal, this day of Febuary 1856.
Fredrick (his X mark) Mayo
Signed in our presence and we
subscribe our names at the request
of the Testator.
(Note: Probably he was too ill to sign his will, so he made his "mark". He has signed earlier papers.)
Regarding Will of Fredrick Mayo: MINUTE BOOK 8, p-177, 3 Mar 1858
PETITION TO SELL SLAVES FOR DIVISION: Council B. Mayo, James W. Givens and wife, Mary, Jackson J. Smith and Wife Sarah Jane (this is the widow of Hardy and the daughter of Robert H. Givens and now Mrs. Jackson J. Smith - mother of children, Robert C. Mayo and Martha L. who died since Dec 1857), and Robert C. Mayo by guardian, Robert H. Givens.
Fredrick Mayo, late of said County and State, departed this life on the ____day of May, 1856, after making his last Will and Testament. That said Will has been proven and admitted to record- he bequeathed the Petitioners the following named slaves, to wit: Jemima, aged about 61 years, Mary about 17 years, and Willis, about 14.
The said Sarah Jane Smith and Robert C. Mayo, ( and that he directed the same to be equally divived between them, either by sale or otherwise and said heirs of Hardy Mayo to recieve but one share) and it further appearing that James B. Neely renouced appointment as Executor and John J. Boon was appointed, it is found necessary to sell slaves to divide estate....
Slaves sold at Court House door by bid 5 Apr 1858
James Wilson Givens bought Mary for $1,200.00.
Council B. Mayo bought Jemima for $310.00.
Council B. Mayo bought Willis for $1150.00.
From Genealogical Greamings from the Deed Books 20-27 1857-1870 Madison Co., TN by Jonathan K.T. Smith
291-292 John J. Boon, adm of Frederick Mayo, dec, in keeping with the wishes expressed in the will of sme, sold on Jan. 3, 1859 114 acres for $1829.44 to James M. Hart. This is a clear deed for this transaction. March 4, 1864. Reg July 22, 1864. Wits J.B. Neely, T.L. Robinson.
369-370 John J. Boon, exec of Frederick Mayo's will, as such sold on Jan. 7, 1861 to Jonathan Terrell the dower of Mayo's wife as she was deceased this being 20 acres in Civil Dist. 3, on Johnson's Creek, Madison County. July 21, 1864. Reg Oct. 23, 1866. No wits.
208-209 Rubin Mayo, son of Fredrick Mayo, dec., Madison Co., Tenn. made a will and " it has been represented to me that centain of the next of kin of said Fredrick Mayo had a design to caveat the said will ." He gave POA to his brothers, Joel and Jonas Mayo, to receive his share of the estate, acting that way with James B. Neely, exec of Fredrick Mayo's will. Sep. 9, 1856. Reg Jul 29, 1867. Wits W.W. Pippin, L.S. Dunn.
I believe this Power of Attorney was given was because Reuben Mayo is the only known child of Frederick Mayo to remain in N.C.
Father: John Mayo b: Abt 1734 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia Formed 1637 From Warrosquyouke County Formed In 1634
Mother: Ann b: Abt 1730 in North Carolina Formed 1712 From Carolina, First Settlement By Roger Green 1653
Fanny Cobb b: Abt 1774
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28 Oct 2004
- Susan Luce (Lucy) Mayo b: 1799
- Lydia Mayo b: Abt 1800 in North Carolina Formed 1712 From Carolina, First Settlement By Roger Green 1653
- Reuben Mayo b: 17 Oct 1806
- Joel Mayo b: 17 May 1809 in North Carolina Formed 1712 From Carolina, First Settlement By Roger Green 1653
- Stephen Mayo b: Abt 1812 in North Carolina Formed 1712 From Carolina, First Settlement By Roger Green 1653
- Redmon Mayo b: Abt 1813 in North Carolina Formed 1712 From Carolina, First Settlement By Roger Green 1653
- Jonas T. Mayo b: Abt 1814 in North Carolina Formed 1712 From Carolina, First Settlement By Roger Green 1653
Martha Bass b: 5 Dec 1790 in North Carolina Formed 1712 From Carolina, First Settlement By Roger Green 1653
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7 May 2002
- Council Bass Mayo b: Abt 1820 in North Carolina Formed 1712 From Carolina, First Settlement By Roger Green 1653
- Mary "Polly" Mayo b: Mar 1826 in North Carolina Formed 1712 From Carolina, First Settlement By Roger Green 1653
- Hardy Mayo b: 14 Aug 1828 in North Carolina Formed 1712 From Carolina, First Settlement By Roger Green 1653
Catherine Kitty Buntin b: 1792 in North Carolina Formed 1712 From Carolina, First Settlement By Roger Green 1653
29 Jan 1845
in Madison County, Tennessee Formed 1821 From Chickasaw Indian Cession.
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- Change Date:
7 May 2002
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