Name: William Canterbury
Death: BET. 1835 - 1850 in Sevier Co, Tennessee----SEE NOTES 1
Census: 1820 Sevier Co, TN agricultural census
Census: 1830 Sevier Co, TN male 60-70
Land grant JUN 1807 Sevier Co, Tennessee
Land grant AUG 1807 Sevier Co, Tennessee
There does not appear to be an existing 1810 and 1820 federal census for Sevier Co, TN. I presume it was lost in a fire or some other mishap.
1820 Sevier Co, TN agricultural census:
Corn & Ry
160 Bushels used annually
one man, one still and tubbs in operation
Sevier Co, TN Will Book 1
(My note: see the will of his daughter Sarah Atchley under her notes for further reference to his slave Scinth.)
I William Canterbury of the County of Sevier & State of Tennessee being Now old & mindful that is appointed to all men once to Die do make and ordain this to be my last will my Last testament in relation to the good things of this world with which it has pleased God to bless me
First I give & devise to the children heirs of Edward Calvert born of his wife Nancy my Daugher to wit Betsey Calvert James Calvert Pobuch (Patrick?) Calvert Alexander Calvert & also James Toomy my farm called the Calvert place to be Eqally devided among them & their heirs
Secondly I Give devise to Samuel Pate & his wife Hannah the plantation I Now live on & also the Atchley farm on Millican to be held & enjoyed by the said Samuel Pate & Hannah during her life & after her Death my will that the two said tracts of land shall go in Equal shares to the children of the said Hannah & there Heirs I also give & Bequeath to the said Samuel Pate & his wife Hanah my slaves Kizah & her child Marth also George Henry Preston & Pleas and to be held & prossessed by them during the life of the said Hannah & after her death my will is that the interest & prosperity of said slaves shall vest equally in the children & heirs the said Hannah.
Thirdly My plantation called the Moon place on Flat creek & one hundred Acres are called my Entry joining or nearby joining the said Moon place I give & devise to my Executor hereafter to be mentioned Named to be by them sold on a twelve months credit & the proceeds Thereof to equally divided Absolom Siverly & his wife Rebeckah & Thomas Guthery & his wife Polly or in case any of the parties share die before this my will takes effect then their presentatives to stand in the place of the deceased party as to said divide To the said Thomas Guthry & his wife Polly I also give & bequeath my slave Lane & her three children to be held & possessed by them during the life of the said Polly & after her Deceased it is my will that said Slaves go to the children of the said Polly in equal Shares & interest.
Fourthly to Daniel Atchley & his wife Sally I give & devise my two tracts of Land called the Campbell place where the said Daniel & his wife Now lives to be held & enjoyed by them & the survivors of them & after the Deceased of the Survivors heirs to the said Daniel Atchley & his said wife Sally I also give & bequeath my said slaves Fan Frank & Scinth to be by them owned & possessed during there Joint lives and the survivors of them & after their deceased to their heirs it is also my will that the said Daniel & Sally shall Mantain & support My old slave Fillis & if at any time they or survivors of them shall refuse to do so then & in that base their right to the salves here bequeathed to them shall cease & the right of said slaves shall vest in such of my heirs as shall provide a suitable maintainance and support for sd. Fillis.
Fifthly My slaves Abe Elisha I give & bequeath to Absolom Shiverly and his wife Rebeckah during their joint lives & after the death of the survivor to their children.
Sixthly my will & desire is that all my personally property except cash on hand & except such as has been here in before disposed of be sold on a credit of twelve months & that out of the proceeds there of one hundred dollars to be paid.
Absolom Siverly & his wife Rebekah or either of them it is my will that all the ballance of the proceeds of the said sale of personally property shall the cash on hand and such debts as may be collected shall after defraying the expenses of my burial out of cash on hand & paying of such littel debts as I may justly owe if any be equally divided between Absolom Siverly & his said wife Thomas Guthery & his said wife Samuel Pate and his said wife & Daniel Atchley and his said wife so that each man & his wife or their representatives shall receive one fourth part of the said proceeds debts & cash on hand
Seventhly It is my will that James Tommy & Daniel Atchley execute & carry in to effect this my will & that when it shall please God to seperate my Soul from my body it is my will that they bury my mortal remains in a decent Christian manner & pay the expence there of out of the money on hand In witness where of I have hear unto subscribed my name this day of February in the year of our Lord 1855(***1835?)
Signed in the presence of us
N B My slave Charles I have Long intended to make free I there fore give & bequeath him to his wife Jane & his heirs forever
It is also my will that my slave Fan here in before bequeathed to Daniel Atchley & wife be after the deceased Atchleys said wife? be free because she has been a good slave to me
***My note: The year stated in this transcription is currently under question. There is no trace of William on either the 1850 census or the 1850 slave owners census. He is possibly the male age 80-89 living in the home of Samuel Pate in 1840. There is a court record in Sevier Co concerning Pate, Atchely and Loomey dated 1835. Obtaining photocopies of these original documents is recommended.
Sevier CO, TN Land Grant Index:
CANTERBERRY-William Grant # 490
William Grant # 505
TERRITORY SOUTH OF FRENCH BROAD-LAND GRANTS
#490-WILLIAM CANTERBERRY-217 acres 1 rod 9 chains-Sevier County-on waters of Flat Creek-CC None, Granted August 1, 1807
#505-WILLIAM CANTERBERRY-302 acres 2 rods 1 chain-Sevier County-on the waters of French Broad River- CC None Surveyed June 30, 1807
Sevier Co Deeds:
Grandsons of William:
Calvert, Alexander Calvert, Patrick L. P.O. Atty Jan 19 1847 H 173
Calvert, Alexander Calvert, Patrick L. Convey Mar 19 1847 H 174
Betsy Ann Lawson b: 20 SEP 1768 in NC
6 AUG 1789
in Montgomery Co., VA 2
From Bill Porter's book William Lawson, A Scottish Rebel, Betsy Ann married William Canterberry(bury) and moved to Sevier County, Tennessee. Ordered copy of marriage record from Montgomery County, Virginia. It shows William Canterberry and Thomas Mallet swearing alligency to the Gov. of Virginia the 3rd day of August 1789 and paying $50.00 pounds current money to obtain a licence for his marriage with Betty Ann Lawson, daughter of William Lawson of this county. It is signed by William Canterberry and Thomas Mallet, test Abram Tripp.
Betty Ann Lawson
Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940
marriage 03 Aug 1789 —Montgomery County, Virginia
parents: William Lawson
spouse: William Canterberry
record title: Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940
groom's name: William Canterberry
bride's name: Betty Ann Lawson
marriage date: 03 Aug 1789
marriage place: Montgomery County, Virginia
bride's father's name: William Lawson
indexing project (batch) number: M86878-8
system origin: Virginia-EASy
source film number: 326
- Sarah Sally Canterbury b: 9 JUN 1790 in Virginia-Montgomery Co?
- Mary "Polly" Canterbury b: 2 FEB 1792
- Nancy Canterbury b: 19 MAR 1795
- Rebecca Canterbury b: 25 MAY 1797
- Hannah Canterbury b: 11 MAR 1799
- William Jr. Canterbury b: 19 AUG 1801
- Betsy Canterbury b: 2 DEC 1803
- Jane Canterbury b: 4 JUN 1806
Jane Calvert b: BET. 1751 - 1760
- Title: Date of will
- Title: Virginia marriages to 1800-Ancestry.com