Melcher Rhem Descendants  

Generation One

1. Melcher1 Rhem married Rachel (Rhem) in Craven County, North Carolina. He died in 1769 in Craven County, North Carolina.

It is not known who the parents of Melcer were but there was an earlier Peter Rhem who probably had a son Peter Jr. Peter Jr. was a Serg. in the Rev. War and probably moved to Tenn to settle on his land just prior to 1790. He may have had a daughter who md Daniel Yates or Yates could have been his brother in law. Yates had a son Peter Rhem Yates. Peter Jr. appears to have inherited all the patents of his father which he sold prior to 1790. Peter Sr. may or may not have been part of the Paletine immigration of 1710. The name Peter does not appear anywhere in the family of Jacob. It is possible that Peter Sr. left Craven Co and went elsewhere, more than likely, Lancaster Co, Pa., and then returned. Maybe Melcher was a relative living in Pa.

 

It is not know whether Rachel was the mother of his children nor who she was.

 

WILL OF MELCHER RHEM SR.

 

Craven County, NC. Original found at the NC Archives.

 

In the name of God Amen. I Melcher Rhem of the County afore Being very sick & weak in body but Blessed be God of sound mine & memory doe make and ordain this my last will and Testament in manner and form

Followen

Impremis my will and desire first of all is that after my Decease my body be buryd in a Christian like Decent manner and form at the direction of my Executor hereafter to be named and as to the worldly goods which it hath pleased God to Bestowe on me I doe Dispose of them as follows Impremes I give & leave to my Beloved wife Rachell to her heirs forever Two Cows & Calves Two sows & piggs & the half of all my Kitchen furniture my Best feather Bed & the furniture belonging to it also – The Lent of a negro girl called Judy During the time she continues my widow or lives Unmaryed. Impremis my will & desire is that the survey or Tract of Land on which I now Live be Divided by a Direct Line from a stake on the South side of Bever Creek my Last Corner To the second Corner of the said Land being a pine and I Give & Bequeath to my sone Joseph Rehm The upper part or half of the said Tract of land to him & his heirs & assignes forever

Turnover

Item I give & Bequeath to my sone Jacob Rehm the other or lower part of the Tract of Land adjoining the land I now live on beginning at a stake the second Corner of the sd land and Running (with a Direct Line to the white oke Branch) being here the - next three words not readable – Down the Branch to the mouth To him & his Heirs & assigns forever. Item I give and bequeath To my Son in Law Samuel White the other or Lower Part of the Tract of Land a part of which I have already given to my sone Jacob Item I give & Leave to my Loving wife Rachell my Bay riding mare and one Hook & Harness & Tackle for plowing – also her widow hood in my Dwelling house & plantation Item my will & Desire farther is that all the Remainder of my Estate to be sold & after my Just Debts are paid & Discharged the Remainder to be Equaly Divided amonst all my Children & I Doe hereby Nominate & appoint my sone Jacob Rhem & my sone in law Samuel White my whole & Sole Executors of this my Last will & Testament in Testimony whereof I have Hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this Ninth Day of February in the year of Our Lord 1769.

Melcher Rhem

 

Signed Sealed & published in the presence of Wm. Lavender, Elizabeth Probart

 

June Craven County Superior Court 1769

Present His Majesty Justices

The within last Will and Testament of Melcher Rhem Deceased was Duly Proved in open Court by the oath of William Lavender one of the Witnesses hereto – at the same time Jacob Rhem and Samuel White Executors therein name Qualified as such

Chas Neal

 

ESTATE OF MELCHER RHEM – 1769

 

Estate sale 30 June 1769 – Jacob bought most of it.

Rachel (Rhem) died after __ ___ 1769.

Known children of Melcher1 Rhem and Rachel (Rhem) were as follows:

                 + 2        i.    Jacob2 Rhem married Hannah Harrold, daughter of Thomas Harrold and Elizabeth Franck, in Craven County, NC.

                     3       ii.    Joseph Rhem.

Girton" <girton@clis.com>

 

The Suggs/Sugg have a Thomas Sugg b 1690 in Norfolk, VA d abt 1763 in Duplin Co., NC with a daughter Elizabeth Sugg marrying Joseph Rhem. This time line would perhaps make this Joseph the son of Melcher. They didn’t list any children but it seems like my Mother said the Rhems were related to the Suggs. Also, I remember talking to a Sugg years ago & he said he was related to the Rhems, so the Sugg family thinks there is a connection also. Have you heard anything along those lines? I wonder if he is the Captain Joseph Rhem that is listed as a Loyalist in the book Loyalists in the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War by Murtie June Clark, pages 171, 175, & 177. I think the time period would be right.

 

Sandy.

                     4      iii.    Unknown Rhem married Samuel White before __ ___ 1769.

 

Generation Two

 

 

2. Jacob2 Rhem (Melcher1) was born circa __ ___ 1740. He married Hannah Harrold, daughter of Thomas Harrold and Elizabeth Franck, in Craven County, NC.[1] He died in 1816 in Craven County, North Carolina.

DAR - from Carolyn McCulley - For proof of Jacob Rhem's Rev. service, she cited NC Rev Army Accounts, Vol V, pg 12, Folio 3 and a Certificate from the NC Historical Commission dated 21 March 1923 and said he furnished supplies for the Rev. Army. (From a 1977 DAR approved application.)

 

 

NC Supreme Court Case #8498 – J. H. Jackson and wife and others vs E. H. Rhem, Jr., Adm’r & Others Dec 1860 – Case found at the NC Archives, Raleigh, NC and abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble

 

John Henry Jackson and wife, William J. Hunter and wife vs Edward Rhem Adm of Edward Rhem, dec – Petition to distribute shares of estate

 

John H. Jackson & wife Nancy and William J. Hunter & wife Christeanna of Lenoir County state that Edward Rhem late of the County of Craven died late in the year of 1855 – at Dec Court 1855 Edward Rhem Jr was appointed administrator – Edward Rhem dec had a large personal estate consisting of notes accountable worth about $5000, 30 negroes, a large amount of chattle property and he was not in debt – the administrator has had plenty of time to settle the estate and he hasn’t

 

Edward dec had next of kin as follows: a brother Jacob Rhem who lives in Craven Co; William B. Rhem and Susan wife of Joseph Kinsey children of deceased brother, William; William, Haywood and Edward Rhem (the said administrator) children of deceased brother, John; Elizabeth Gracy wife of H. G. Gracey, Hannah wife of Daniel Perry, Susan wife of Elijah Perry, John, Joseph and Priscilla Rhem children of deceased brother Amos; George W. and Jacob West the children of deceased sister Hannah West; Amos Simmons, Mary wife of George Hatch, and Sophia wife of Philip Forness children of deceased sister Elizabeth Simmons; Julia Sanderson daughter of deceased sister Christiana Foscue; and your petitioners Nancy Jackson and Christiana Hunter as the children of deceased brother Melcher Rhem.

The petitioners are entitled to 1/8 part and are desirous of receiving their share.

 

The following reside in Jones Co – Hannah Perry wife of Daniel Perry, Priscilla Rhem, Elijah Perry and wife Susan, Julia Sanderson and Susan King (sic) wife of Joseph King (sic). The following reside in Craven County – Jacob Rhem, Haywod Rhem, George W. West, Elizabeth Gracy, Joseph Rhem and Amos Simmons. The following reside in Lenoir County – Jacob West, John Rhem, John H. Jackson and wife Nancy and William J. Hunter and wife Christiana. The following are non residents of North Carolina – William B. Rhem, Mary Hatch wife of Joseph Hatch, Philip Forness and wife Sophia.

 

The estate should be settled as follows:

1/8 share – brother Jacob who is surviving

1/8 share – William B. Rhem and Susan wife of Joseph Kincey – children of dec brother William

1/8 share – William, Haywood and Edward Rhem – children of dec brother John

1/8 share – Elisabeth Gracy wife of H. G. Gracy, John, Joseph and Priscilla Rhem, Hannah wife of Daniel Perry, Susan wife of Elijah Perry – children of dec brother Amos

1/8 share – George W. and Jacob West – children of dec sister Hannah West

1/8 share – Amos Simmons, Mary wife of George Hatch, and Sophia wife of Philip Forness – children of dec sister Elizabeth Simmons

1/8 share – Julia Sanderson – child of dec sister Christiana Foscue

1/8 share – Nancy wife of John H. Jackson and Christiana wife of William J. Hunter – children of dec brother Melcher Rhem

 

Maringo County, Alabama Court – Sophia E. and Philip D. Forness resided in this county.

 

Answer of the defendants – many of the heirs deny that Nancy Jackson and Christiana Hunter were next of kin and further said they were not entitled to any part of the estate. They content Nancy and Christiana are the illegitimate children of Melcher Rhem as said Melcher Rhem never married.

 

The following were brought into evidence to support the marriage of Melcher Rhem

His Will,

His Marriage License - Melcher Rhem of Lenoir County makes application for a Marriage License on 21 May 1835 – his intended was Ally Davis – the cost of the License was 500 pounds and the WIT was Lewis C. Desmond

 

Depositions

NOTE: Many of these depositions said the same thing so only additional information is given for each deposition after the initial statements are covered

John Daugherty – 26 Feb 1858 - was acquainted with Melcher Rhem and Alice Davis for 30 years or more previous to the time they were said to be married – Alice lived on Melcher’s plantation 20 years ago and people thought they were married and they lived together until she died – I called her Mrs. Rhem but I was not present at the marriage. Mrs. Rhem had children before she lived with Melcher by the names of Eunice, Ann, William and Athenise?? – then she had two more children by the names of Nancy and Christiana who were twins – Melcher and Alice had co-habitated before their marriage and these children were called Davis then changed to Rhem – Melcher treated all his children alike

 

James Kilpatrick – 26 Feb 1858 – stated he had known Melcher all his life, 50 years, and had known his wife for 30 years – he was not sure they were ever married – Alice and the children attended Church in Rhem’s carriage but Rhem didn’t attend church

or if he did he went separately

 

Dr. Thomas Woodley – 26 Feb 1858 – stated Rhem and his wife had children William, Nancy and Christiana – stated he considered her Mrs. Rhem but he could not testify to their marriage as he (Woodley) was not a citizen of Lenoir Co at the time

 

Richard W. King – 26 Feb 1858 – stated they always acted as if married

 

Jesse Jackson – 27 Feb 1858 - stated he knew Melcher and Alice since 1835 and they treated each other as husband and wife and the children used the surname of the father – in 1846 Rhem requested me to have his three oldest children legitimized as I was a member of the NC Legislature – I asked him about his daughters Nancy and Christiana and his reply was they were born after his marriage with Alice and were legitimate – I wrote the Will of Rhem and I called his two oldest children illegitimate per his request – their names are Emily wife of John Rhem and Martha wife of George W. West and they were born before he married Alice – Alice joined the Church at Harriett’s Chappell in June 1843 as the wife of Melcher Rhem

 

P Hardee – 14 April 1858 - he did not marry them despite the rumor – he thinks that Rhem just got the license to keep from being indicted

 

Ann B. Bryan – 1 May 1858 – she did hear Rhem say he never married Alice and he told her this as Alice was laying dead in the house

(Note: although it does not say so there are indications that Ann was the wife of Lewis O. Bryan

 

James E. Edwards – 16 April 1858 – stated he herd Rhem say he never married Alice in 1847/48 but he (Rhem) intended to take care of all of his children in his Will

 

Alexander Tilghman – 8 June 1858 – stated he knows James E. Edwards and Edwards was generally considered a man of bad character and I would not believe anything he says – stated that Edwards was not of sound mind

 

John Jackson – June 1858 – stated he had known James Edward for 3 or 4 years and would not believe his oath – stated that Rhem treated Alice as his wife

 

Fred. G. Griffin – 8 June 1858 – stated he had known James Edward for 5 or 6 years and had a bad reputation for the truth – stated I lived about 8 miles from Rhem

 

Lewis O. Bryan – stated he heard Rhem say they had never married

 

Ann Bryan – said Rhem told her he never married Alice because of a promise

 

Shadrack Loftin – stated he lived 4 miles from Rhem and further stated that Rhem was displeased with the marriages of his twins and he never wanted them to inherit – stated that Rhem told him he intended to change his Will but he died before doing so

 

Superior Court Fall Term 1860 – in this document it states that Clinton Cox boarded with Rhem in 1836 and Rhem told him he used to keep Alice in a house in the old field about 300 yards from the main house and they had 4 children. Then Rhem moved her to the main house and had the twins who were about 9 months old in 1836 – he stated that Rhem told Cox he was not married to Alice and “he be dammed if he ever would marry her”

 

NOTE: According to the Craven Co Court case for the estate of Joseph Rhem, there were additional children of all the above brothers and sister; however, they were deceased at the time of the SC Case and their heirs were not listed.

 

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LENOIR COUNTY CROSS INDICES

 

BOOK 12 - 1779 - 1784

Fellyaw, John Jacob Rhem 182

Rhem, Jacob Benjamin Brown 67

 

BOOK 14 - 1789 - 1782

Goodman, James Jacob Rhem 294

 

BOOK 18 - 1798, 1799

Rhem, Jacob George Nobles (Noble) 229

Rhem, Jacob Joseph Jarmon (Jarman) 247

 

 

WILL OF JACOB RHEM

 

NOTE: The original appears to have been torn and did not copy well; therefore the original needs to be consulted at the NC Archives although I could not find it either there or in the Will book in New Bern.

 

In the Name of God Amen I Jacob Rhem of the County of Craven being of perfect mind and memory as it is once appointed for all men to die I do make and ordain this to be my last will and Testament that is to Say principally and first of all I give and Recommend my Soul into the hands of almity God that gave it ???? my body I Recommend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christain burial at the Descretion of my Executors nothing Doubting but I am at the General Resurection I shall Receive the Same again by the mighty power of God and as touching Such wordly Estate wherewith it hath Pleased God to bless me in This life I give Devise and Despose of the Same in the following manner and form

 

1st Item – first I Give and bequeath to my beloved son William Rhem – crease in paper – that he has in his possession to him his heirs and assigns for ever

 

2nd Item – my will is that my son E. H. Rhem Shall have all the Propperty that he has in his possession to him his heirs and assigns forever

 

3rd Item – my will is that my Daughter Elizabeth Simmons Shall have all the property in her posssion to her and her heirs and assigns for ever

 

4th Item – my will is that my Son Joseph Rhem Shall have all the property in his possion to him and his heirs and assigns forever

 

5th Item – my will is that my son Jacob Rhem Shall have all the property in his possion to him and his heirs and assigns forever

 

6th Item – my will is that my Daughter Creasea Fauscay Shall have all the property now in her possion to her and her heirs and assigns forever

 

7th Item – my will is that my son John Rhem shall have all the property in his posssion to him and his heirs and assigns forever

 

8th Item – my will is that my son Melcherdick Rhem shall have all the property in his possion to him and his heirs and assigns forever – and also the upper part of my Plantation – beginning at a gum near the Run of a Swamp ?? below the ??? Hole and ??? Direct ??? across the plantation to pine – and side of the fence thence continuing the Same Cours to the back line of my lands and also one half of Track of land lying on Moseleys Creek and also one bed and bead Stead and furniture to him his heirs and assigns forever

 

9th Item – my will is that my son Amos Rhem shall have the lower part of my Plantation from the Dividing line dowe the Swamp to the back line and also one half of a Track of land lying on Mosleys Creek to him and his heirs and assigns forever – also one ??? and one Dish and also all the property in his possion to him and his heirs and assigns forever

 

10th Item – my will is that I leave Six Negroes namely Dinah and Cholsc and Sil and Vinny Lewis and Derry in the hands of my Executors to Dispose of as they See proper for use of Supporting of my Daughter Hannah West & her children if any shall come to age or marry and if no Child at her death to be Divided amongst my Children

 

my will is that the Remainder of my Propperty Shall be sold at my death and be Equally Divided between five of my children – John Rhem, Melcherdick Rhem and Amos Rhem and Elizabeth Simmons and Hannah West after paying my Debts and giving Creasea Fauscay fifty dollars and giving Joseph Rhem fifty dollars and giving E. H. Rhem fifty Dollars to them and their heirs and assigns forever I do hereby nominate and ordain and appoint my my (sic) son E. H. Rhem and Joseph Rhem to be my Executors

 

I Revokeing all other will and acknowledge this to be my last will and Testament this and no other given under my hand this 22nd day of January 1816

Signed Jacob (x) Rhem

Signed sealed and Delivered in presents of us

James Davis

Melcher Rhem

 

I further add apart or Codill to my will

I give thirteen hundred Dollars and all the money that shall arise too negroes Andrew and Ben to be Equally Divided between all my children January 22nd 1816

Signed Jacob (x) Rhem

Test James Davis, Melcher Rhem

 

ABSTRACTS OF LAND PATENTS

#4255 - 7 June 1739 - Thomas Harrell - 390 acres in Craven Co, WS of River adj to the marsh

#73384 - Peter Andrews - 9 Nov 1764 - patent SS Trent adj John Philyaw, Samuel Hatch, Thomas Harrel

 

CRAVEN CO DEED BOOKS

 

NOTE: There are numerous deeds for Jacob and later generations that need to be consulted by the researcher

 

Book 18 – p 41 – Indenture – 27 Aug 1769 – Jacob Rhem and Hannah his wife, planter & scampster to Rasco Simpsey – 15 pds for 100 acres – tract on Trent River and being a part of a tract patented by old Mr. Harrold on 20 April 1745 for 300 aces

NOTE: I can’t find that patent. This deed is significant as it proven that Thomas and Elizabeth Franck Harrold had a daughter Hannah. Although this deed does not say so, it appears that Hannah Rhem was that Hannah Harrold. There is no deed to indicate how the land went from W. Harrold to anyone as there are no deeds that I can find for him. There may be court records. It has to be assumed the land came to Hannah by inheritance and this is the only deed where her name is given as the grantor along with Jacob. Also, their oldest son was William and the 2nd son was Edward H. More than likely the Edward was for her uncle Edward Franck and the H for Harrold. Edward Franck had no children so I have read and Hannah’s half brother was an heir so somewhere there are estate records for Edward that may prove without question her maiden name.

 

Book 21 p 169 – 16 Nov 1774 - Joseph Brock of Dobbs Co to Jacob Rhem of Craven – 230 pds – a tract in Craven and Dobbs Co both sides of the Trent River above sd Brock’s plantation – 200 acres by patent to William Randall on 4 Nov 1756 – another tract also adj sd Brock, High Hill Branch, Elisha Blackshear – this tract is SS of the river and part of the patent granted to William Randall on 13 Oct 1765

 

Jacob was of Dobbs Co on 15 Jan 1776 but most of the rest of the time he said he was of Craven Co

 

Book 34 p 107 – 9 Dec 1796 - Jacob of Craven to William Connerly – tract SS Flat Swamp, line where Thomas Wingate formerly lived, adj Christopher Heath except the burying ground I hold for my family of ¼ acre

 

Book 36 p 141 – 1802 – Jacob calls himself Sr so Jr is over the age of 21

30 July 1802 – Jacob Rhem Sr to Joseph, son of Jacob – love and affection – several tracts SS Neuse, ES Flat Swamp – being part of a tract granted to William Bryan, dec and Frederick Lane by patent on 10 July 1788 – near Pollock’s line, Jones’s old field, near to where Samuel Pryor erected a house, adj General Bryan – 200 acres – another tract adj General Bryan, Frederick Jones, Flat Swamp of 100 acres – sd land granted to Jeremiah Martin and wife by General Bryant and they sold to sd Jacob Sr.

WIT: D. West, John Rhem

 

Book 36 p 151 – 15 July 1802 – Jacob Sr. to E. H.. Rhem his son for natural love and affection – SS Neuse, ES Flat Swamp, Spring Branch, adj William Bryan, Samuel Pryor – by patent of 16 Dec 1791 – 100 acres – another tract SS River, WS Coor Creek adj Wm. Bryan, Wingate of 80 acres – another tract adj the above tract adj Samuel Pryor, Thomas Wingate, dec, Cypress Pond of 50 acres, another tract which I bought of Joseph Loftin

WIT: D. West, John Rhem

 

Book 36 p 152 – 1795 – Jacob to Malichi Russell for 25 pds – SS Neuse, ES Flat Swamp of 50 acres and patented by Peter Wingate

This time he signed by mark

WIT: Joseph Rhem

 

Book 36 p 300 – 13 July 1802 – Jacob Sr to Jacob Jr for natural love and affection – several tracks

Wit: D. West, John Rhem

 

BOOK 59 is missing or I could not find it.

Hannah Harrold died in Craven County, NC.

Known children of Jacob2 Rhem and Hannah Harrold were as follows:

                 + 5        i.    William3 Rhem was born circa __ ___ 1769 in Craven County, North Carolina. He married Elizabeth Brock, daughter of Joseph Brock, before __ ___ 1809.

                     6       ii.    Edward H. Rhem[2],[3],[4] was born circa __ ___ 1771 in Craven County, NC.[5] He died in 1855 in Craven County, NC, at age ~84.[6]

No issue.

 

This records needs to be studied in far more detail and I only briefly checked it.

ESTATE OF E. H. RHEM – 1855

 

Petition of Richard A. Rupell, Wm Rhem, Christianna Smith, Joel Kinsey, Nancy Simmons, Christianna Hunter, J. L. Rhem, John Rhem, Susan Perry, Furnifold Rhem, John R. Wooten, Albert Wooten, Laura Wooten, John Clemons, Julia Prescott and G. G. ?? Simmons, George West and Laura West – state that Edward died owning certain lands – this is probably the supreme Court case – land known as the Dower tracts, the Swan Tract, the Home tract, and the Yeats tract – land was sold on 12 Sept 1859 – etc – this gives the description of the land and who purchased

 

Had a number of slaves, extensive estate sale.

                 + 7      iii.    Elizabeth Rhem was born circa __ ___ 1773 in Craven County, North Carolina. She married Needham Simmons, son of Emmanel Simmons and Barbara Starbuckle, on 14 Jan 1797 in Craven County, North Carolina.

                     8      iv.    Joseph Rhem[7],[8],[9] was born on 6 Oct 1776 in Craven County, NC.[10] He married Elizabeth Becton Loftin. He married Penelope Gatlen on 22 Dec 1804.[11] He married Mary Avery on 31 May 1825.[12] He died on 12 Jan 1837 in Craven County, NC, at age 60.[13] He was buried in Rhem Cemetery, Lenoir County, NC.

It appears that one of his wives was Elizabeth Becton whose father was Joseph Loftin. It is not known if Becton was her middle name or she was a widow. His wives may not be correct and it would take further research. He had no issue as his large estate was divided among his siblings.

 

LENOIR CO CROSS INDICES

 

BOOK 27 - October 1828 to 1833

Loftin, Joseph William Holland 307

Same Joseph Rhem

 

BOOK 31 - 1 July 1846 to Dec 1849

Rhem, Joseph Dec'd Division of Real Estate 130 *

 

Craven Co Deed Book

BOOK 58 p 101 – to make partition of the lands of Joseph Rhem dec among the following heirs

 

Lot # 1 – we have laid off to the heirs of Elizabeth Simmons the wife of Needham Simmons 288 acres at Carmon Hill – adj main road just above the cleared land, to the old Pollock line, Johnson Bryan Lenoir Co (sic), Coor Creek to mouth of School House Branch – an additional 150 acres on Depr pocosin which the sd Joseph bought of Richard Fonville, dec

 

Lot # 2 – we have laid off to Melcher Rhem Sr – 277 acres in Pollock Neck – adj Lot # 1, Pollock’s line, Coor Creek, to the mouth of School House Branch

 

LOT # 3 – we have laid off to Edward Rhem, Sr – 312 acres – adj Lot # 2 – runs with the Pollock line, to Coor Creek, to Lot # 2

 

Lot # 4 – we have laid off to Jacob Rhem, Sr – adj Lot # 3, to Coor Creek, to the lower corner of Lot # 3, including the Manor House and other out building

 

Lot # 5 – we have laid off to Amos Rhem Sr. – 323 acres – adj Lot # 4, Flat Swamp to Coor Creek, lower corner of Lot # 4 including the old millseat – an additional 54 ½ acres of wood land known as the Swam Land and being the same purchased by sd Joseph from William Carmon on 8 June 1822

 

Lot # 6 – we have laid off to John Rhem Sr. – 300 acres, the old manor plantation where the sd Joseph formerly lived – for location refer to a deed made and executed by Jeremiah Martin and wife to Jacob Rhem dated 16 Jan 1794

 

Lot # 7 – we have laid off to Christiana Foscue – 750 acres – ES Moseley Creek, both sides of Harry’s branch – for location refer to Richard Blackledge’ss patent for 640 acres on 24 May 1793, and Luke Russell and Durant Lane deed dated 2 Jan 1827 for 200 acres – 125 acres sold out of the 640 acre patent and said lot being the more valuable divident and Lot # 1 being the less valuable and the sd Christiana is to pay to the heirs of Elizabeth Simmons dec $300

 

Lot # 8 – we have laid off to the heirs of William Rhem dec – on the waters of Moseley Creek known as part of the Blackledge lands of the 640 acre patent, fork of the creek and runs with the road and ditches, to the run of the SW prong of Moseley Creek then down the creek to the lower end of Blackledge’s patent line, ES of the creek – several hundred acres – also as much of the William Russell’s 640 acre patent that lies on the upper side of Folly Branch suppose to contain 100 acres

 

Lot # 9 – we have laid off to the heirs of Hannah West – adj Lot # 8, run of sd Creek to the lower end of Blackledge’s patent line – to embrace all of the Richard Blackledge and Fowler patents lying west of the line that have not been heretofore conveyed away by sd Rd. Blackledge – all allot 200 acres near the head of the E prong of Moseley Creek on both sides of the creek patented by Richard Blackledge – we also allot the residue of William Russell’s 640 acres patent on the ES of Folly Brtanch

 

We allot to Lot # 7 to John Rhem 100 acres lying on the pocosin adj line of Johnson Bryan patented by sd Joseph Rhem

23 April 1846 signed John Rouse, Jeremiah Fonville, Jeremiah Heath, Sam. L. Biddle

 

 

Craven Co Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions

Provided by Victor Jones

 

Very difficult to read

 

The only date is 183--- but on the back it says Nov Term 1837

 

Petition of Mary Rhem, widow of Joseph Rhem for dower

 

States that Joseph died in 183--- - with a large estate - heirs were

Living were brothers Edward, Jacob, John, Melcher and Amos and sister Christiana Foscue

 

Dec were brother William – William’s children were Polly who md Elijah Perry, Hannah who md Hardy Perry, Susan who md Joseph Kinsey, Betsy who md a Loftin, Joseph Jr., William Jr. and Melcher

According to the SC case, William only had the following living children in 1860 – William B. and Susan Kinsey

 

Dec sister Hannah who md Jesse West – her children Frederick, Daniel, Jacob and George

This includes some who must have died between 1837 and 1860

 

Dec sister Elizabeth who md Needham Simmons – Lemuel, Polly wife of Geo Hatch, Sophie (not married) – later in the document a son Amos is listed

SC case and my records give the son as Amos

 

Joseph owned a tract in Craven Co known as the Pollock land adj Johnston Bryan, Luke Russell

He also owned the homeplace adj Luke Russell and Moseley Creek land adj Jackson Kent ????

He also owned the Savannah tract of 150 acres

 

She also wants the slaves – names and numbers not mentioned

 

This document proves the brother William had a number of additional children, some who md into the Perry family, they died and the Perry men remarried back into the Rhem family. There is a Mary Loftin, wife of John Loftin in the Rhem Cemetery. It also gives additional children for other siblings.

 

 

 

JACOB WEST COLLECTION

 

This appears to be from a Court Case - Craven County - 18 April 1836 - JOSEPH

RHEM is plt and LEWIS WHITE is def - boundary dispute - survey of above property

taken by JESSE NOBLE - on the platt it says WM RUSSELL'S patent of 640 acres on

13 October 1772, WM COX'S 600 acres patent on 15 Oct 1793 - CHRISTOPHER HEATH'S

Patent - no date

 

INDENTURE - JACOB WEST TO GEORGE W. WEST

10 March 1846 - JACOB WEST of Lenoir to GEORGE W. WEST of Craven - $262.50 -

land in Craven known as Dover Plantation and inherited from the estate of JOSEPH

RHEM, dec

WIT K. T. WEST, BURWELL MOORE

Dec Term Craven Co 1847 on oath of KENION T. WEST

Registered Craven Co Book 58, folio 461 Stephen B. Parker, Reg

 

 

INDENTURE - SARAH DAVIS TO JACOB WEST

12 April 1852 - Lenoir Co - I SARAH DAVIS to JACOB WEST of Lenoir - $70 - land

which fell to my deceased husband FRED. WEST ? in the division of estate of the

late JOSEPH RHEM dec of Craven Co - lying in Craven Co on Moseley's Creek

Signed SARAH E. DAVIS

WIT JOSHUA F. NEALE, JOHN T. W. PEARSON

To Craven Co Court June Term 1852 on oath of JOSHUA NEALE J. Stanley, Clk

 

 

INDENTURE - JACOB WEST TO GEORGE W. WEST

15 June 1852 - JACOB WEST of Lenoir Co to GEORGE W. WEST of Craven - $66 - all

his rights to estate of JOSEPH RHEM, dec - whether the said interest has been

acquired by descent from sd JOSEPH RHEM or from DANIEL WEST by purchase from

SARAH WEST

WIT WM H. WASHINGTON

 

There is an extensive estate record at the archives for Joseph but I have not gone through it.

Elizabeth Becton Loftin was born circa __ ___ 1809. She died on 11 May 1831 at age ~22.

Penelope Gatlen[14] died before __ ___ 1825.[15]

                 + 9       v.    Jacob Rhem was born circa __ ___ 1780 in Craven County, NC. He married Sidney F. Gooding on 23 Feb 1819.

               + 10      vi.    Christiana Rhem was born circa __ ___ 1783. She married Simon Foscue on 30 Apr 1801 in Craven County.

               + 11     vii.    John Rhem was born circa __ ___ 1784 in Craven County, North Carolina. He married Nancy Greene on 12 Nov 1813 in Craven County, North Carolina.

               + 12    viii.    Melcher Rhem was born on 26 Mar 1785 in Craven County, North Carolina. He married Alice Davis in May 1835 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

               + 13      ix.    Amos Rhem was born on 18 Jun 1789 in Craven County, NC. He married Theressa (Rhem).

               + 14       x.    Hannah Rhem was born circa __ ___ 1795. She married Jesse West on 19 May 1813.

 

Generation Three

 

 

5. William3 Rhem (Jacob2, Melcher1)[16],[17],[18] was born circa __ ___ 1769 in Craven County, North Carolina. He married Elizabeth Brock, daughter of Joseph Brock, before __ ___ 1809. He died circa __ ___ 1833 in Jones County, North Carolina, at age ~64.

The children are not linked because I am not sure Elizabeth Brock was the mother nor am I sure that William was the one Elizabeth married. William Becton's middle name indicates his mother may have been a Becton.

 

WILL OF JOSEPH BROCK – daughter Elizabeth Rhem - 1809

 

 

WILL OF WILLIAM RHEM

Copied from the original found in Jones County Wills, NC Archives

 

In the name of God Amen

I William Rhem of the State of North Carolina & county of Jones, planter, being of sound & perfect mind & memory do make and ordain this my last will & Testament in manner of and following (to wit)

 

First, I hereunto confirm the property I have heretofore given to my daughter Mary I. Perry including the Negro woman Rene with her increase, and one dollar to her, her heirs & assigns forever

 

Second. I heareunto confirm the property I have heretofore given to my daughter Hannah Perry including the Negro woman Nancy with her increase & one dollar to her, her heirs & assigns forever

 

Third. I hereunto confirm the property I have heretofore given to my son Joseph Rhem including three Negroes Grace, Sal & Mary with their increase, and one dollar to him, his heirs & assigns forever

 

Fourth. I hereunto confirm the property I have heretofore given to my daughter Susan Kincey, and one dollar, to her, her heirs & assigns forever.

 

Fifth. I hereunto confirm the property I have heretofore given to my daughter Elizabeth B. Loftin including two Negroes, Lydia and Peggy with their increase & one dollar to her, her heirs & assigns forever.

 

Sixth. I give & bequeath to my son William B. Rhem all my Land on the East side of Bever Creek privileges of timber on the old plantation to be furnished as required to him his heirs and assignes forever.

 

Seventh. I give 7 bequeath to my son Melcher Rhem all my land lying on the West side of Bever Creek where I now live to him, his heirs and assigns forever.

 

Eighth. I give & bequeath all my Negroes at my death to be equally divided between my sons Melcher & William B. Rhem to them their heirs and assigns forever.

 

Ninth. My will and desire is that the residue of my property not named & given in this my Will be sold, and that my Executors pay the balance of the net proceeds after all due claims have been deducted to my sons William B. and Melcher Rhem to be equally divided to them, their heirs and assigns forever.

 

Lastly, I hereby constitute and appoint my beloved son William B. Rhem & Hardy Perry Executors to this my last will & Testament. In witness ??? I have hereunto set my hand and seal this the first day of May in the year of our Lord Eighteen Hundred and thirty.

William Rhem

 

Signed, sealed, published & declared by the said William Rhem in presence of us who were present at the time of signing & sealing thereof

John L. Koonce

Amos L. Koonce

 

Jones County Court of Please & Quarter Sessions December Term 1833. There was the above last Will & Testament of William Rhem dec proved in open Court in on the oath of John L. Koonce one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. At same time William B. Rhem one of the executors named qualified.

Hardy Bryan Clerk

 

 

The Will verifys that William did indeed have additional children who married. It is not known if they had issue.

 

The case in the Craven Co Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions provided by Victor Jones proves some of the spouses.

 

Dec were brother William – William’s children were Polly who md Elijah Perry, Hannah who md Hardy Perry, Susan who md Joseph Kinsey, Betsy who md a Loftin, Joseph Jr., William Jr. and Melcher

According to the SC case, William only had the following living children in 1860 – William B. and Susan Kinsey

 

LENOIR CO CROSS INDICES

 

BOOK 27 - October 1828 to 1833

Rhem, William Fred. B. Loftin 194

 

BRYAN FAMILY PAPERS - UNC

FOLDER 706 - 1838

 

1. JONES CO - Superior Court - Fall Term 1839 - petition of JOSEPH and SUSAN

KINSEY. SUSAN was the daughter of WILLIAM RHEM dec. RHEM had a will 1 May 1830

and gave SUSAN a Negro when she married but there was no deed - her brother

WILLIAM B. RHEM, was executor of the estate and would not let SUSAN have her

Negro

 

#3034 – KINCEY vs RHEM – 1841

NC Supreme Court Case found at the NC Archives, Raleigh, NC – abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble

 

Jones County - Sept 1838 – Joseph Kincey and wife Susan by their attorney James W. Bryan vs William B. Rhem exec of William Rhem dec – John Davis was Sheriff of Lenoir Co who sent to William B. Rhem on 1 Sept 1838 a request for petition

 

William Rhem was possessed of a large estate and had a will on 1 May 1830 and had several children including Susan who md Joseph Kincey – said Susan was to receive what had already been given to her plus $1.00 – upon the death of William, William B took into his possession all the goods more than enough to pay the debts – during his lifetime the said William upon the marriage of his daughter Susan gave her a Negro girl Alice or Elco and he often repeated she was to belong to sd Susan - said Negro gave birth to a daughter Fan and shortly thereafter died – just before William died he needed a small Negro girl in his house and said Susan loaned him the use of her but he acknowledge that the girl belonged to Susan but he never gave any deed for her and in his will he only stated she was to have what he had already given to her – he made similar gifts to his other children – if Susan does not obtain the Negro girl she would have nothing from her father’s estate – the exec, William B. Rhem took Fan into his possession as a part of the estate – they have petitioned for her return without success

 

Deposition by Mary Perry – daughter of William – it was the custom of her father to give a Negro upon the marriage of a child and Alice was given to Susan – Alice then had a daughter Fanny but she did not go to live with Susan and her mother but stayed at the father’s house but I don’t know why – Susan was the only daughter who did not receive any stock – her brother was given a Negro who also had a child and that child went to live with Joseph as his property – she said that Susan was given a bed and furniture when she married and she also stated there was a falling out between her father and Mr. Kincey regarding the Negro girl Alsy – Father wanted Susan and her children to have Alsy not Mr. Kincey – the daughter Fanny remained at Father’s house until his death – she stated that Mr. Kincey refused to go and get Alcy from her father before her death

 

Depositions at the house of Elijah Perry in Jones Co on 31 Sept 1839

Elijah Perry – had known the family of William Rhem for 23 years and in 1815 he married one of the daughters and Mr. Rhem gave my wife a Negro that he had always called hers as was his custom – Alcey was Susan’s and she had a daughter Fan but the child stayed with Mr. Rhem – he stated that Susan was not given any stock but the rest of the daughters were – said Mr. Rhem and Mr. Kinsey had a quarrel and the Negro Alcey went back to Mr. Rhem’s to live until she died

 

Deposition of Hardy Perry and Hannah Perry who was the daughter of William Rhem -

Hannah said her father said he would not give Kincey any of his property but would give it to Susan

 

Elijah Perry and Martin Brock stated Rhem was intoxicated when the quarrel happened with Kincey – Brock also stated that one son received 9 Negroes and the other one 1 Negroe

 

Melcher Rhem – someone (not clear whom) stated Melcher’s deposition should be questioned as it was irregular and he was jealous and he thought he had a stake in Fan

 

Abner Green and George Wilcox said some deposition was of a weak man under the influence of his brother (this is not clear but other information indicated Melcher was not mentally stable)

 

State of Alabama, Sumter Co – Deposition of Joseph Rhem – stated his father gave all his sisters Negros before their marriage and he gave Susan, Alice and her daughter Fanny – soon after this Alice ran away and was killed in the woods – 23 Aug 1831

 

Deposition of Emery Metts – had known Bryant Turner a long time and he was not of good character –

 

Deposition of Nathan Westbrook – said he knew Bryant Turner as he married his sister and he is of good character

 

Joseph Kinsey had a school house in Jones Co

 

John Heath said he had known Bryant Turner for many years and was of good character

 

John (x) Turner also stated the same thing

 

Abner Green and George Wilcox stated William B. Rhem sold the girl Fanny and her child to Richard Reynolds for $800 – Fanny has since had 2 more children and may be expecting again – Fanny is about 20 years old and her first child is a daughter about 4 years, the other two are sons one about 2 and the other 3 and they should be worth $1000 to $1200 – stated that Melcher was of a weak mind and was influenced by his brother in the transaction of his business – Wilcox stated that William Rhem was in the habit of consulting with Hardy Perry on his business and William B. also consulted Hardy

 

Hardy Perry – had known the dec since 1818 when he married one of the daughters – he stated the dec’s daughter Mary claimed the Negro Rhonda, Hannah claimed Nancy and Susan claimed Alsey – since Alsey had a child the rest of William’s daughters claimed that Susan had more than they did – Alsey ran away and was killed and Rhem wanted the daughter back

 

John Miller – said that Rhem and Hardy Perry discussed how to get Fan back

 

Mrs. Hannah Perry – Alsey belonged to Susan

 

Deposition of Bryant Turner in Lenoir Co – was employed by Joseph Kinsey and he discussed the girl Alsey and said he did not have a title for her – heard Kinsey speak in abusive terms about Mr. Rhem

 

Sumter Co, Ala – to take the deposition of Frederick B. Loftin in Aug 1840 – he married a daughter of William Rhem – said Rhem gave him a Deed of Gift for 2 Negroes – said Rhem said that Kinsey had treated him so mean he did not intend to give him anything other than what was in the will – said Rhem intended to give all the rest of his property to his two sons

Elizabeth the wife of Frederick and daughter of Rhem deposed – Neither Alsey or Fan were ever called Susan’s after the falling out between Kinsey and my father – he had given her a bed and furniture

 

Several other deposition in Jones Co that I can’t read

 

Benjamin Huggins – a dispute between Rhem and Kinsey regarding a Negro – Rhem complaining about the poor treated of said Negro woman – Kinsey said he had enough Negroes of his own and did not need Rhem’s

 

William Brown stated that Bryan Turner was a member of the Baptist church and his character was excellent – had heard that Turner had killed a deer?? that belonged to George King but he knows nothing of it

 

James Tippet – lived with Rhem 10 years before his death and never heard Rhem say he had give the Negro to his daughter Susan and he said he would not give Kinsey any of his property

 

Sumter Co, Ala – Melcher Rhem – said his father had not given Susan anything except the bed and furniture – said his father intended to cut Kinsey out of his will – said Fanny was born at his father’s house and he never intended to give her to Kinsey – Fanny was grown when his father died – 7 Aug 1841

 

Melcher was in Jones Co on 20 Feb 1841 when he turned over his rights to Fanny to his brother William B.

 

A copy of the will annexed

 

William B. Rhem – said Susan and Joseph md ca 1823 – his father had given Alsey to Susan but not her daughter because of the quarrel – Alsey was mistreated – Fanny was to go to the two brothers

 

Francis Gooding and William Rhodes stated Bryant Turner was not of good character

 

James Tippet deposition said that he never heard Mr. Rhem say he had given Fan to his daughter Susan – he heard Rhem say he would never given Kincey any of his property.

There were no known children of William3 Rhem and Elizabeth Brock.

Known children of William3 Rhem include:

               + 15        i.    Hannah4 Rhem married Hardy Perry circa __ ___ 1818.

                   16       ii.    Susan Rhem[19],[20] married Joseph Kinsey.[21]

 

KINSEY FAMILY HISTORY

Grandfather Joseph Kinsey married Vicy Blackshire, who died leaving no children. He then married Sarah Brock, the sister of Martin Brock. Grandfather's children by Sarah Brock were Mary, Percy, Joseph Brock (my father), John Isler Kinsey, James

Henderson Kinsey, and Issac Williams Kinsey. Gandmother Kinsey (Sarah Brock) then died and grandfather Kinsey married Susan Rhem. By her were born Jane, Joel, Jasper, Justus, Jonas, Jacob, Sallie, Jackson, Job, Jonathan, Jay and Susan. (Note this peculiarity, that the names of the boys begin with J.).

               + 17      iii.    Mary I. (Polly) Rhem married Elijah Perry before __ ___ 1830.

                   18      iv.    Elizabeth (Betsy) B. Rhem married Frederick B. Loftin before __ ___ 1830.

They moved to Sumter Co, Ala.

                   19       v.    Joseph Rhem.

JAMES W. COX PAPERS - Marriages

JOSEPH RHEM to MISS ANN ELIZABETH LOFTON - both of Lenoir County - 4

December 1826 - D. Caswell, Clerk

 

Was this the Joseph Ann Elizabeth Loftin married?

 

Joseph moved to Sumter Co, Ala.

                   20      vi.    Melcher Rhem was born circa __ ___ 1815. He married Sarah Ann Susan Perry. He died after __ ___ 1837.

Is the below Melcher this Melcher or was he the one who md the Tull?

 

Abstracts of Jones Co

 

P 841 – Deed Book 22

 

2 Jan 1850 – petition of Melcher Rhem Sr, Mary Ann, Wm., Edward, Christiana Rhem of Jones Co – the last 4 minors – tenants in common – tract known as the Koonce place – 250 acres adj John Dillahunt, Heirs of Furnifold Herritage – land to us from Silas Perry dec – William B. Rhem was high bidder

 

Will of Silas Perry – 16 Dec 1845 – children of sister Susan Rhem – 4 in number

 

From Sandy

More about the Perrys & Rhems-Melchor Rhem b. abt 1815 (son of William Rhem & Elizabeth ”Betsy” Brock md Sarah Ann Susan Perry b. Jan 8 1819 in Jones Co. NC d. Aug 24 1845 Jones Co. NC. Info. taken from Perry Family Vertical File(George Wolf Perry) at the New Bern-Craven Co. Public Library, New Bern, NC. Also, Jones Co. Records Deed Book 21 (1842-1848) reads June 25, 1842 Melcher & wife, Susan, of Sumter County, Alabama appoint George Perry of Jones Co. as attorney to sell or rent their interest in land on west side of Trent river in Jones Co. NC adjoining land of John Wood & Samuel Dillahunt, which land descended to Susan Rhem as one of heirs at law of Silas Perry deceased.

 

Sarah Ann Susan Perry was born on 8 Jan 1819 in Jones County, North Carolina. She died on 24 Aug 1845 in Jones County, North Carolina, at age 26.

                   21     vii.    William Becton Rhem[22],[23] was born circa __ ___ 1817. He married Sarah Eliza Dunn on 19 Dec 1837.

There may have been more than one William B. in this family. In 1860 this one lived out of state. This is probably the one who married the daughter of Walter Dunn who was active in the Disciples Church in Lenoir Co and Kinston. One W. B. was a minister at Southwest Christian Church.

 

W. B. Rhem paying court fines in the 1850's

 

1844 COURT CASES

WILLIAM B. RHEM vs NEHEMIAH H. WHITINGTON & SAMUEL WHITE - TRESPASS

 

LENOIR CO CROSS INDICES

 

BOOK 29 - January 1838 - December 1842

Dunn, Walter William B. Rhem 50

Loftin, F. B. & Wife Wm. B. Rhem 60

(Frederick B.)

 

 

BOOK 30 - Jan 1843 - June 1846

Dunn, Walter, Senr Sarah E. Rhem 142

Rhem, W. B. L. C. Desmond & others 411

 

 

Walter Dunn Bible

Sarah Eliza Dunn b 1820 – md William Becton Rhem – 19 Dec 1837

 

16 May 1834 - William Rhem, an orphan aged 17, bound to Marvis Jarvis as a tanner and currier

from David French.

 

 

7. Elizabeth3 Rhem (Jacob2, Melcher1) was born circa __ ___ 1773 in Craven County, North Carolina.[24],[25] She married Needham Simmons, son of Emmanel Simmons and Barbara Starbuckle, on 14 Jan 1797 in Craven County, North Carolina.[26],[27] She died on 27 Dec 1819 in Jones County, North Carolina, at age ~46.[28] She was buried in Simmons Cem. - Olivers Landing, Jones County, North Carolina.

Needham Simmons was born circa __ ___ 1772 in Craven County, North Carolina.[29] He died on 10 Feb 1822 in Jones County, North Carolina, at age ~50.[30] He was buried in Simmons Cem. - Olivers Landing, Jones County, North Carolina.

WILL OF NEEDHAM SIMMONS

 

Wishes to be deposited in father's cemetery - wife Elizabeth Simmons, one third of home plantation during her life, one large Bible and certain things till Amos arrives at 21 years or marries. Eldest son Lemuel H. Simmons, land purchased from Simon Foscue, Jr - 596 acres NS of Trent, 50 acres and 230 acres and 37 acres bought of Hezekiah Merrett, 56 acres bought of Abraham Kornegay, 23 acres bought of James Merrett, 85 acres bought of Isaac Kornegay.

 

Son Furnifold Green Simmons, if he dies before lawful age and without issue - goes to Lemuel and Amos

Daughter Polly Simmons "Branch Plantation" - NS Trent 380 acres

 

Youngest son Amos S. Simmons, youngest daughter Sophia Elnroy Simmons

 

Executors - Friend Durant Hatch and Edmond Hatch, Jr, Thomas Murphy Esq and Lemuel H. Simmons

 

WIT Thos Murphy, James Merrett

 

Several codocils - last one dated 31 Dec 1819 - Probated 1822

 

 

Source, Raleigh Register, January 14, 1820:

 

Murder~ On the Evening of the 27th ult. (says the New Bern Centinel) Needham Simmons, a wealthy farmer of Jones county, being in a state of intoxication, killed his wife. The following are the particulars, as furnished by one of his neighbors: Mrs Simmons, having gone to bed, and being disturbed by the noise of her husband, who was drinking in another room, threatened, if he did not desist, and come to bed, that she would throw his rum out of doors. She got up, went into the room, and it is supposed executed her threat, when she returned to bed. A few minutes afterwards, Mr S. discharged his gun through the door, which was shut, and lodged its contents in the right shoulder and side of the deceased. Mrs S, had but time to reach the hall, set down by the fire, & say to her daughter, "Mary, your father has killed your mother"-when she instantly expired.

 

The Jury of Inquest brought in a verdict of "wilful murder."

 

Mr Simmons having absented himself, we have been requested to publish the following description of his person, that he may be apprehended and brought to trial. He is between 45 and 50 years of age, 5 Feet 8 or 10 inches high, is bald and grey, and has a red face.

 

The following was contributed by Victor Jones.

 

In Craven County Superior Court Minutes (tries felony cases) for April 1820 states:

"[Thursday, 27 April 1820] The state vs. Needham Simmons} Murder--not guilty pleaded on arraigment. The prisoner being let to the bar & required to say whether he was prepared for his trial informs the Court that the bill on which he is charged & for trial on which he is called to the bar was found in the Superior Court of Law of Jones County for an offence alledged to be committed in that County; that by the Constitution & laws of the State he cannot be tried therefor in this County. And he protests against the court taking any cognizance of his case.--The Court considers that it has cognizance of the cause and orders the prisoner to be put upon his trial.

 

The following Jury duly elected, tried and sworn--viz. William Gatlin, Jacob Dudley, Jacob Gooding, Jeremiah Brown, Martin Miller, Elias Harry, Elijah Franks, Charles Tripp, Joshua Mitchell, John Green, James Smith, Asa Smith

Find the prisoner Needham Simmons is not guilty of murder but is guilty of Manslaughter-- Needham Simmons bound in $5000 & Lewis Foscue & Lemuel Simmons in $2500 each for the personal appearance of Needham Simmons at this Court from day to day and not depart the Same without leave.-- ...

 

[Friday, 28 April 1820] Needham Simmons Recognized in Five thousand dollars & John Snead and James Harrison each in two thousand five

hundred dollars for the personal appearance of Needham Simmons at the next term of the Superior Court of Law of Craven County and not to depart without leave."

Unfortunately, the minutes between the end of April 1820 and mid-1829 are missing (Archives does not have them). They do have Criminal Action Papers for that time period.

 

The Carolina Centinel (New Bern) on Saturday, April 29, 1820, did mention the case as follows: "The Superior Court for this county, Judge Daniel presiding, commenced on Monday last. On Thursday, came on the trial of Needham Simmons, charged with the murder of his wife. The trial occupied about eight hours, when the jury, after an hour's consultation, brought in a verdict of manslaughter."

Known children of Elizabeth3 Rhem and Needham Simmons were as follows:

                   22        i.    Amos4 Simmons.[31],[32],[33]

                   23       ii.    Mary Simmons[34],[35],[36] married George Hatch before __ ___ 1837.[37]

Was her husband's name George or Joseph - have both in the Case notes. In 1860 they lived out of state.

                   24      iii.    Sophia Simmons[38],[39],[40] married Philip Forness after __ ___ 1837.[41]

Lived in Maringo County, Alabama in 1860.

                   25      iv.    Lemuel Simmons died after __ ___ 1837.

                   26       v.    Furnifold Green Simmons.

 

9. Jacob3 Rhem (Jacob2, Melcher1)[42],[43],[44] was born circa __ ___ 1780 in Craven County, NC.[45] He married Sidney F. Gooding on 23 Feb 1819.[46] He died after __ ___ 1860.[47]

He may have also had a son, Bryan bc 1832 who was living with Furnifold on the 1850 Census.

 

CRAVEN CO WILL BOOK

 

Book C p 316 – 1830 – Sidney Fonville – to Farnifold Rhem son of Jacob Rhem and Sidney his wife – stock, money – Farnifold is under the age of 21 with no heirs – she also mentioned Hannah Sue and Louisa, daughters of Sidney Rhem. Her brother John Fonville received most of the estate

NOTE: Sidney Rhem may have been the niece of Sidney Fonville.

Known children of Jacob3 Rhem and Sidney F. Gooding were as follows:

                   27        i.    Hannah4 Rhem[48],[49],[50] was born circa __ ___ 1824.[51]

                   28       ii.    Furnifold Rhem[52],[53],[54] was born circa __ ___ 1826.[55]

This may be the F. Rhem who died in Black Mingo, SC in 1888 - b 1821 Craven Co - md a Miss Cook and had sons Durward and Furnifold. The son Durwood was called a nephew of Jos. L. Rhem of New bern in 1893 which may have him down the Amos Rhem line, not Jacob.

                   29      iii.    Louisa Rhem[56],[57],[58] was born circa __ ___ 1827.[59]

                   30      iv.    Julia Rhem[60],[61],[62] was born circa __ ___ 1834.[63]

 

10. Christiana3 Rhem (Jacob2, Melcher1)[64],[65],[66] was born circa __ ___ 1783.[67] She married Simon Foscue on 30 Apr 1801 in Craven County.[68] She died after __ ___ 1837.

Known children of Christiana3 Rhem and Simon Foscue are:

                   31        i.    Julia4 Foscue. Assume she married a Sanderson as she is called Julia Sanderson in the Supreme Court Case.

 

11. John3 Rhem (Jacob2, Melcher1)[69],[70],[71] was born circa __ ___ 1784 in Craven County, North Carolina.[72] He married Nancy Greene on 12 Nov 1813 in Craven County, North Carolina.[73] He died in 1851 in Craven County, North Carolina, at age ~67.[74]

One John's wife, Sarah, died on 3 Aug 1826. NB Sent

 

Another one was married to a Nancy and they had a daughter Mary A. b in 1818. She md C. W. Brock. from Brock Bible in Jones Co book by Roger Kammerer

 

Craven Co Will Book - Book D p 179 – John Rhem – 22 March 1851 – son Edward H Negroes – son Haywood negroes – brother – WHO was the brother – grandson Richard Brock – Negroes – son Edward to school grandson Richard who was under the age of 21 – grandson John E. Rhem 150 acres that I purchased of Thomas I. Pastuer in 1836 – his sons were executors

NOTE: Some of the Negroes may have come from his brother Joseph. It is not clear if the grandson Richard was a Brock or a Rhem nor did it state who the grandson John’s father was

 

1850 Craven Co Census

John – 66 – farmer – worth $2200.

Known children of John3 Rhem include:

                   32        i.    William4 Rhem.[75],[76]

               + 33       ii.    Edward H. Rhem married Mary Brock on 24 Mar 1835.

               + 34      iii.    Haywood R. Rhem was born circa __ ___ 1820. He married Julia Beasley on 30 Dec 1834.

Known children of John3 Rhem and Nancy Greene were:

               + 35        i.    Mary A.4 Rhem was born in 1818. She married C. W. Brock.

 

12. Melcher3 Rhem (Jacob2, Melcher1) was born on 26 Mar 1785 in Craven County, North Carolina.[77] He married Alice Davis in May 1835 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.[78] He died on 27 Oct 1851 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 66.[79] He was buried in Rhem Cemetery, Lenoir County, NC.

CENSUS RECORDS

Lenoir Co

1820 - Melcher - 1 male 26 - 44; 1 male over 45

 

1830 - Melcher - 2 males 5-10, one 40-50; no females - 13 male slaves, 4 female slaves

 

1840 - Melcher - 2 males 10-15, one 20-30, one 60-70; two females under 5, two 5-10, one 20-30 - 24 male slaves, 14 female slaves

 

 

1844 Lenoir Co Tax List

Melcher - 17 blacks, 693 acres - worth $11242

 

See Rhem Supreme Court Case. Melcher and Alice may or may not have been married and some of their children were born prior to their marriage.

 

WILL OF MELCHER RHEM

 

Original Will found at the NC Archives, NC Supreme Court Case #8498. Case notes will appear in a future HGS Newsletter. Submitted by Martha Mewborn Marble.

 

In the name of God, Amen. I, Melcher Rhem of the County of Lenoir and State of North Carolina, being at this time in good bodily health, and of Sound mind and memory, blessed be God for it. Knowing the uncertainty of life, and concious from my advanced age, and infirmities incident thereto that the time of my departure draweth nigh, do make this my last Will and Testament, in manner and words following: that is to Say, First I give my body to the dust, and my soul to God that gave it.

 

Secondly. The lands I now reside on in the County of Lenoir, and the lands I purchased on the Snow hills, the old Richard Watson plantation, all my lands lying and adjoining Moseley’s Creek and on the waters of said Creek, being in Craven County, comprehending all the land I possess in the aforesaid Counties I wish to be sold and the proceeds of the sale of said lands I give and bequeath equally amongst my four children viz: Emily Rhem, wife of John Rhem illegitimate child, Martha A. West, wife of George W. West also illegitimate, Christiana Rhem and Nancy Rhem legitimate heirs. For the last two mentioned heirs I give and bequeath the two hundred acres of land which fell to me by heirship from my deceased brother Joseph Rhem in Craven County, between flat Swamp and core Creek. This I want generally understood by all of my heirs. To my beloved daughter Emily Rhem, Martha A. West, Christiana Rhem and Nancy Rhem, I give and bequeath negroes Simon, Styre, Lunnun, Bob, Sam, Jim, Adam, George, Joseph, Benjamin, Else, Nancy, Sally, Primus, Aleck, Jeffrey, Venus, Abram, Carolina, Jacob, Penny, Julia, Phill, Mary, Eliza, Isaac, Henry, Edy, Betsy, Hannah, Henry, Susan, Primus, Harriet to be equally divided between the above mentioned heirs. To my beloved daughters Christiana Rhem and Nancy Rhem I give and bequeath each two beds, each with furniture complete. As for the remaining part of my property, I wish sold for to pay my just debts, funeral expences, and should there be more than sufficient I wish the proceeds to be equally divided between my four children, and I Melcher Rhem do by these presents constitute, make, and appoint my beloved son-in-law George W. West, Executor to this my last will and testament; hereby revoking all former wills and testaments by me heretofore make, and do by these presents formally declare this to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this nineteenth day of November; In the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and fifty.

Signed M. Rhem

Signed sealed before us as witnesses

Jesse Jackson

Lewis M. Loftin

 

State of North Carolina, Lenoir County – Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, January Term 1852. Then was the foregoing paper writing exhibited in open Court, by George W. West the executor therein named and the executor thereof as the last will and testament of Melcher Rhem dec’d duly proved by the oath of Jesse Jackson and Lewis M. Loftin the subscribing witnesses thereto. Let the same be recorded according to Law. And at the same time George W. West the executor therein named qualified as

W. C. Loftin, Clk

 

 

WEST BIBLE

 

Found in the JACOB WEST COLLECTION - NC Archives, Private Collection #1237.1

 

There is no front page

 

BIRTHS

 

George W. West Was Born the Sevn th Day of December 1819 Being the Son of Jesse

West and Hannah West

 

William A. Rhem was born January 14th In the Year of Our Lord 1828

 

Christianne Rhem was born July 12th In the Yeare of Our Lord 1835

 

Nancy Rhem was borne July 12th In the Yeare of Our Lord 1835

 

DEATHS

 

Alice Rhem Dide in the 54 Yeare of her age April 24th 1848

 

William A. Rhem Dide in the 22 year of his Age January 19th 1849

 

Martha Ann West Died May the 17th 1861

 

MARRIAGES

 

George W. West and Martha A. Rhem was married the 4th day of Nov. AD 1847

 

J. H. Jackson and Nancy Rhem was married June 15 1851

 

BIRTHS

 

Martha Ann West Was born the 14th day of January AD 1832

 

Hannah Florence West the daughter of Geo. W. West and Martha Ann his Wife was

born the 19th day of October In the year of our Lord 1848 One Thousand Eight

Hundred and Forty Eight

 

Iniz West the Daughter of G. W. West and Martha Ann West His wife Was Born the

23rd of January 1851

 

Georgannah West Was Born the 6th of February 1853 Being a Daughter of Ann and

G. W. West

 

William Washington West Was Born the 23 of May 1855

 

Rudolph West was born May 4 1861

 

 

LENOIR CO ROAD OVERSEERS

 

Jan 1840 - Mercher Rhem - extending from the cross roads below Mrs. Cobbs to the fork of the road at Jesse West plantation and work the usual hands.

 

LENOIR CO CROSS INDICES

 

BOOK 26 - January 1822 to October 1828

Davis, Jane Melcher Rhem 312

(James)

 

BOOK 31 - 1 July 1846 to Dec 1849

Hardee, Pinckney Trustee Mary L. Kilpatrick 120 *

(Warry)

Same Melcher Rhem

 

LENOIR CO DEED BOOK 7

P 302 – Indenture – 18 March 1852 - G. W. West to Jacob West – Melcher Rhem directed in his Will that his land was to be sold and George W. West was the exec – on 12 Jan 1852 the land was sold at public auction and Jacob West was the high bidder at $37 – tract SS Neuse adj Joseph Watson which is the entire western part of the old Reuben Watson land – 200 acres – sd land was purchased by sd Melcher Rhem from Pinckney Hardee trustee of James Daughety

WIT: Rich. W. King

Enrolled 1 Nov 1852, Stephen White, ROD

Re-enrolled 7 Nov 1885, B. L. Taylor, ROD.

Alice Davis was born in 1794.[80] She died on 24 Apr 1848 in Lenoir County, NC, at age ~54.[81] She was buried in Rhem Cemetery, Lenoir County, NC.

Known children of Melcher3 Rhem and Alice Davis were as follows:

                   36        i.    Elizabeth4 Rhem[82],[83],[84] was born in 1819 in Lenoir County, NC.[85] She died in Jun 1827 in Lenoir County, NC, at age ~8.[86] She was buried in Rhem Cemetery, Lenoir County, NC.

                   37       ii.    Athantas Rhem[87],[88],[89] was born on 13 Jun 1822 in Lenoir County, NC.[90] He died on 13 Jun 1822 in Lenoir County, NC.[91] He was buried in Rhem Cemetery, Lenoir County, NC.

               + 38      iii.    Mary Emily Rhem was born on 30 Apr 1826 in NC. She married John L. Rhem, son of Amos Rhem and Theressa (Rhem), on 20 Jan 1842.

                   39      iv.    William A. Rhem[92],[93],[94] was born on 14 Jan 1828 in Lenoir County, NC.[95] He died on 19 Jan 1849 in Lenoir County, NC, at age 21.[96] He was buried in Rhem Cemetery, Lenoir County, NC.

               + 40       v.    Martha Ann Rhem was born on 14 Jan 1832 in Lenoir County, NC. She married George W. West, son of Jesse West and Hannah Rhem, on 4 Nov 1847 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

                   41      vi.    Christiana Rhem[97],[98],[99] was born on 12 Jul 1835 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. She married William J. Hunter.[100]

Russell King gives this information for the 1850 Census

 

HUNTER, Nicholas/Nick 20 Jul 1819 Chiaquepin, Duplin Co. - 30 Oct 1879 Kinston

F: William M: Nancy WILLIAMS

Md: Oct 1853 Kinston Mary Ann WEST 1826 F: John Craven M: Nancy KING

William J. 1827 F: William M: Nancy WILLIAMS Md: 1852 Christianna RHEM

1835 F: Melchir

#686 No Land Kinston Clerk f Court (3 children in obit).

               + 42     vii.    Nancy Rhem was born on 12 Jul 1835. She married John Henry Jackson, son of John Jackson and Patsy (Puss) Grady, on 15 Jun 1851. She married Simeon Simmons, son of Abraham Simmons and Martha (Patsy) Sutton, after __ ___ 1865.

 

13. Amos3 Rhem (Jacob2, Melcher1)[101],[102],[103] was born on 18 Jun 1789 in Craven County, NC.[104],[105] He married Theressa (Rhem).[106] He died on 30 Jun 1853 in Lenoir County, NC, at age 64.[107]

CENSUS

 

1820 Lenoir Co Census - Amos - 2 males 0-10, one 26-44; two females 0-10, one 26-44 - 2 male slaves, 1 female slave

 

1830 - Lenoir - 2 males 5-10, 2 males 10-15, one 40-50; 2 females under 5, one 5-10, one 15-20, one 30-40

 

1850 Jones Co Census abstracts by Allen Humphrey

 

Amos 62, Tercey 56, Precilla 18, Susan 16

They were next door to Daniel Perry

He had 400 acres of cleared land, 1400 acres of uncleared – worth $8000

 

1844 Lenoir Co Tax List

Amos - 1169 acres worth $1169

 

1842 and 1844 COURT CASES

 

AMOS RHEM vs Adm of DANIEL DAUGHETY & JNO A. B.WATSON - TRESPASS

 

LENOIR COUNTY CROSS INDICES

 

BOOK 25 - August 1819 to December 1822

Gatlin, John Amos Rhem 422

 

BOOK 26 - January 1822 to October 1828

Daughety, Daniel Amos Rhem 317

Same Same 318

Daughety, William Amos Rhem 392

 

BOOK 27 - October 1828 to 1833

Watson, Joseph Amos Rhem 259 **

 

BOOK 28 - 1833 to December 1838

Cobb, John Amos Rhem 124

Heath, Samuel B. Amos Rhem 345

Watson, Joseph Amos Rhem 259

 

BOOK 30 - Jan 1843 - June 1846

Rhem, Amos Melcher Rhem 62

 

BOOK 31 - 1 July 1846 to Dec 1849

Rhem, Amos Jacob West 11

Rhem, Amos Lewis Loftin 306

Same John Rhem 316

 

New Bern Weekly News of May 14, 1853 reads, “Died. On Brice’s Creek, in this county, on Tuesday evening last, Mrs. Theresa Rhem, consort of Mr. Amos Rhem, aged 59 years, 2 weeks and 22 days. The deceased was an affectionate wife, a tender mother, and devoted christian.”

 

 

LENOIR CO DEEDS

 

DEED BOOK 4

P 28 – Deed of Gift – 23 Sept 1848 - Amos Rhem of Jones Co to John Rhem – for natural love and affection to my son – tract where the sd John Rhem now lives embracing several tracts or patents in my possession – adj corner of Loftin’s line that was sold to me by Melcher Rhem Sr, Wetherington, Heath, Juniper Swamp, Indian Springs at the edge of Snow Hills, Richard Watson – with the exception of 1 square acre containing the family burying ground which I reserve to myself – also I give him 100 acres on Traces Swamp being part of a 200 acre tract left to by the Will of Jacob Rhem to Melcher Rhem and myself and patented by the sd Jacob Rhem and yet undivided

WIT: Jacob West

Enrolled 3 March 1849, Stephen White, ROD

Re-enrolled 10 April 1882, B. L. Taylor, ROD

 

 

BOOK 7

P 299 – Indenture – 7 March 1846 – Amos Rhem of Jones Co to Jacob West of Lenoir Co - $1600 – several tracts – all SS Neuse – 1 tract I purchased of John Gatlin on the river bank adj Shadrack Loftin – 220 acres Sein Beach and 4 acres excluded – 2nd tract I purchased of Daniel Daughety adj to the above land, on river bank, to the beginning of a patent granted to Jonathan McPherson, Sawpit Branch, Gum Log Swamp, William Daughety of 294 acres – 3rd tract adj tract #2 and adj Daniel Daughety, Gum Log Branch and of 35 acres – 4th tract adj Lewis Cox, sd Rhem, Joseph McPherson’s line, Neal Watson, dividing line between Isaac and Levi Watson of 42 ½ acres

WIT: M. Rhem, G. W. West

Enrolled 11 July 1845, James E. Metts, ROD

Re-enrolled 6 Nov. 1885, B. L. Taylor, ROD

 

ESTATE RECORDS FOR AMOS

I went through this very fast at the archives and may have missed important information.

 

Joseph was the adm of Amos and Jacob

 

Accounts audited June Term 1855

 

Numerous names on accounts

 

Petition of Joseph L., John, Priscilla, Henry L or S Gracie and wife Elizabeth, Daniel Perry and wife Hannah, Elijah Perry and wife Susan – tenants in common of slaves Frank, Christopher or Kit, Toney, Joe, Isaac, George, Rachel, Nelly and her children, Stephen, Apsley and her four children, Ralph, Jim, Francis, and Amanda (not clear if last four were the children of Apsley

 

Several misc documents for estate of Jacob Jr. stated to be the brother of Joseph L.

 

At least one document that says Joseph L. was the adm for James Rhem – 1853. Was that another brother or a misprint?

 

Receipt for coffin and burial of Amos and a shroud, also one for coffin and burial for Jacob – 20 Aug 1850

 

There was an estate sale 29 Dec 1853 – rather extensive

 

From Sandy

Theresa Lane; Identified as Theresa Lane, wife of Amos Rhem in the Cole Vertical File #03689-1 & the Perry Vertical File #16462-4 & 5, Hyatt Collection at Lenoir Community College, Kinston, NC. The Perry File indicates two sets of parents were considered for Theresa Lane; George Lane b. 1763 d. 1843 & Esther Bell b. 1772 d. 1823. The second set was William Lane & Sarah Ann Gibbs. This isn’t the best evidence but I believe this is originally what made me think Theresa’s maiden name was Lane.

 

From Sandy,

Receipt for coffin and burial of Amos and a shroud, also one for coffin and burial for Jacob – 20 Aug 1850 I made a photo copy of some of the Joseph Rhem Estate Papers a while back and I saw the receipt listing the coffins and burials dated June 29, 1853 for Amos Rhem and July 20, 1853 for Jacob Rhem. I also saw the date at the bottom- 20th August 1850, but it has to be a mistake since Amos Rhem died June 30, 1853 and Jacob Rhem (Amos and Theressa Rhem’s first child) died July 12, 1853. Amos Rhem’s wife Theressa had already died May 10, 1853. I believe there was a yellow fever epidemic at this time but need to do more research on this.

Also listed from the March Term 1854 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Craven County is a division of slaves belonging to the estate of Amos Rhem among his next of kin as follows:

Lot No. 1. Joseph L. Rhem,

Lot No. 2. Elijah Perry (* md to Susan Rhem b Feb 12 1834 d Dec 1 1897)

Lot No. 3. Daniel Perry (* md to Hannah H. Rhem b abt 1828)

Lot No. 4. Henry L. Gracie (* md Elizabeth Rhem b abt 1826)

Lot No. 5. Pricilla Rhem

Lot No. 6. John Rhem.

Theressa (Rhem)[108] was born on 18 Feb 1794 in NC.[109],[110] She died on 19 May 1853 in Lenoir County, NC, at age 59.[111],[112] She was buried in Rhem Cemetery, Lenoir County, NC.

Known children of Amos3 Rhem and Theressa (Rhem) were as follows:

                   43        i.    Elizabeth4 Rhem[113],[114],[115] married Henry G. Gracey.[116]

Russell King gives his last name as Grady and on the 1850 Census gives the following information

son John bc 1839 - moved west, Ann, Harriet, Mary

 

From Sandy

Henry S. Gracie: The following obituary appeared in the New Berne Weekly Journal, on March 29, 1894; "Death of an Honored Citizen. Mr. H. S. Gracie died at his home, about five miles from New Berne, Thursday, aged 88 years. The deceased was so well known in this county that no words of eulogy can add to the esteem in which he was held. He was a generous warm-hearted citizen, and an excellent type of the old-time neighbor. A faithful Christian with hand and heart in activity and sympathy with the needs of mankind as long as he could. He leaves one daughter, four grandchildren and one great grand child. He died at peace with all who knew him and at peace with his maker, so far as human judgment can reach. The funeral will take place, from his residence, at half past ten o'clock this morning."

Henry G. Gracey[117] died in Mar 1894 in Craven County, North Carolina.

               + 44       ii.    John L. Rhem was born on 9 Mar 1816 in Lenoir County, NC. He married Mary Emily Rhem, daughter of Melcher Rhem and Alice Davis, on 20 Jan 1842.

                   45      iii.    Jacob Rhem[118],[119],[120] was born on 13 Sep 1822 in Lenoir County, NC.[121] He died on 12 Jul 1853 in Lenoir County, NC, at age 30.[122] He was buried in Rhem Cemetery, Lenoir County, NC.

               + 46      iv.    Joseph Lane Rhem was born circa __ ___ 1825. He married Ann Kilpatrick, daughter of Warre Kilpatrick Jr. and Patsy Freeman, on 23 Oct 1847. He married Sarah Catherine Tucker on 6 Mar 1855.

                   47       v.    Hannah Rhem[123],[124],[125] was born circa __ ___ 1828. She married Daniel Perry, son of Elijah Perry and Mary I. (Polly) Rhem.[126]

Daniel Perry.[127]

Daniel Perry was the son of Elijah Perry b. unknown d. 1844 and Mary I. Rhem b. unknown d. abt. 1854 (Mary I. Rhem was the daughter of William Rhem b. abt. 1776 d. May 1 1830 and Elizabeth (Betsy) Brock)

from Sandy.

                   48      vi.    Priscilla Rhem[128],[129],[130] was born on 29 Nov 1830 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.[131] She married John W. Taylor on 4 Jun 1857. She died on 14 Apr 1859 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 28.[132] She was buried in Rhem Cemetery, Lenoir County, North Carolina.

 

Russell King gives the following for the 1850 Census

TAYLOR, Eliza - 1796

John M. - 1831 - Md: 4 Jun 1857 Priscilla RHEM 29 Nov 1830 - 14 Apr 1859

Richard J. - 1834

Lewis H. - 1838

Celia - 1825

William J. - 1848 In 1860C listed as Lewis MALPASS

#472 - No Land

 

 

There were two Rhem girls that married Taylors: a) Priscilla Rhem b. Nov 29 1830 d. Apr 14 1859 the daughter of Amos Rhem & Theresa Lane, married John M. Taylor b. 1831 on June 4 1857. Don’t know parents of John M. Taylor. b) Emily Jacob Rhem “Jake” b. Mar 31 1854 d. Feb 15 1923, the daughter of John & Mary Emily Rhem, married John Williams Taylor b. Dec 30 1850 d. Jul 31 1925 on Feb 5 1880.

John W. Taylor was born circa __ ___ 1831. He was buried in Rhem Cemetery, Lenoir County, North Carolina.

                   49     vii.    Susan Rhem[133],[134],[135] was born on 12 Feb 1834 in Lenoir County, NC.[136],[137] She married Elijah Perry Jr., son of Elijah Perry and Mary I. (Polly) Rhem. She married Eli Hamilton Elsworth Franklin Perry, son of Hardy Perry and Hannah Rhem, on 20 Feb 1871. She died on 1 Dec 1897 in Lenoir County, NC, at age 63.[138] She was buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina.

 

Susan Rhem b. Feb 12 1834 d. Dec 1 1897, buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Kinston, NC married 1) Elijah Perry Jr. b. Feb 23 1830 d. Jul 27 1858 (son of Elijah Perry and Mary I. Rhem) and 2) Eli Hamilton Elsworth Franklin Perry b. Sep 22 1831 d. Dec 24 1912 and is buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Kinston, NC. They were married in New Bern, NC on Feb. 20 1871. EHEF Perry is the son of Hardy Perry and Hannah Rhem b. abt. 1776 d May 1 1830. Hannah Rhem was the daughter of William Rhem and Elizabeth (Betsy) Brock.

 

Elijah Perry Jr was born on 23 Feb 1830. He died on 27 Jul 1858 at age 28.

Eli Hamilton Elsworth Franklin Perry was born on 22 Sep 1831. He died on 24 Dec 1912 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 81. He was buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina.

 

14. Hannah3 Rhem (Jacob2, Melcher1)[139] was born circa __ ___ 1795. She married Jesse West on 19 May 1813.[140],[141] She died before __ ___ 1837.

Known children of Hannah3 Rhem and Jesse West were as follows:

                   50        i.    Daniel4 West died after __ ___ 1837.

                   51       ii.    Frederick West married Sarah (West). He died after __ ___ 1837.

JACOB WEST COLLECTION - NC Archives

INDENTURE - SARAH DAVIS TO JACOB WEST

 

12 April 1852 - Lenoir Co - I SARAH DAVIS to JACOB WEST of Lenoir - $70 - land which fell to my deceased husband FRED. WEST in the division of estate of the late JOSEPH RHEM dec of Craven Co - lying in Craven Co on Moseley's Creek

Signed SARAH E. DAVIS

WIT JOSHUA F. NEALE, JOHN T. W. PEARSON

To Craven Co Court June Term 1852 on oath of JOSHUA NEALE J. Stanley, Clk.

                   52      iii.    Jacob West[142],[143],[144] was born on 20 Mar 1818 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.[145] He married Julia Ann Richardson.[146] He died on 11 Dec 1866 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 48.[147]

Julia Ann Richardson[148] was born on 16 Dec 1836.[149] She died on 17 Jun 1921 at age 84.[150]

               + 53      iv.    George W. West was born on 7 Dec 1819 in Lenoir County, NC. He married Martha Ann Rhem, daughter of Melcher Rhem and Alice Davis, on 4 Nov 1847 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

 

Generation Four

 

 

15. Hannah4 Rhem (William3, Jacob2, Melcher1) was born circa __ ___ 1800. She married Hardy Perry circa __ ___ 1818. She died on 1 May 1830.

HARDY PERRY BIBLE

Surname: PERRY, RHEM

HARDY PERRY BIBLE RECORDS

 

These records were found in the Perry Folder in the Sybil Hyatt Collection, Lenoir County Public library, Kinston, NC. They were typed with no indication of the owner of the Bible.

 

Hardy Perry married Hannah Rhem daughter of William Rhem

Penelope Perry daughter of Hardy and Hannah Perry was born Jan. 1st, 1819

Hannah Perry dau. of Hardy and Hannah Perry was born Feb. 19th, 1820

Joseph Perry son of Hardy and Hannah Perry was born Jan. 5th, 1822

Oliver Hardy Perry son of Hardy and Hannah Perry was born April 5th, 1824

Furnifold Perry son of Hardy and Hannah Perry was born March 18, 1826

Calvin Perry son of Hardy and Hannah Perry was born May 16th, 1829

Eli Hamilton Elsworth Franklin Perry son of Hardy and Hannah Perry was born

September 22nd 1831

William T. Perry son of Hardy and Hannah Perry was born Dec. 3d, 1833

Erasmus H. Perry son of Hardy and Hannah Perry was born May 30, 1835.

Known children of Hannah4 Rhem and Hardy Perry were as follows:

                   54        i.    Penelope5 Perry was born on 1 Jan 1819.

                   55       ii.    Hannah Perry was born on 19 Feb 1820.

                   56      iii.    Joseph Perry was born on 5 Jan 1822.

                   57      iv.    Oliver Hardy Perry was born on 5 Apr 1824.

                   58       v.    Furnifold Perry was born on 18 Mar 1826.

                   59      vi.    Calvin Perry was born on 16 May 1829.

                   60     vii.    Eli Hamilton Elsworth Franklin Perry was born on 22 Sep 1831. He married Susan Rhem, daughter of Amos Rhem and Theressa (Rhem), on 20 Feb 1871. He died on 24 Dec 1912 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 81. He was buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina.

Susan Rhem[151],[152],[153] was born on 12 Feb 1834 in Lenoir County, NC.[154],[155] She married Elijah Perry Jr., son of Elijah Perry and Mary I. (Polly) Rhem. She died on 1 Dec 1897 in Lenoir County, NC, at age 63.[156] She was buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina.

 

Susan Rhem b. Feb 12 1834 d. Dec 1 1897, buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Kinston, NC married 1) Elijah Perry Jr. b. Feb 23 1830 d. Jul 27 1858 (son of Elijah Perry and Mary I. Rhem) and 2) Eli Hamilton Elsworth Franklin Perry b. Sep 22 1831 d. Dec 24 1912 and is buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Kinston, NC. They were married in New Bern, NC on Feb. 20 1871. EHEF Perry is the son of Hardy Perry and Hannah Rhem b. abt. 1776 d May 1 1830. Hannah Rhem was the daughter of William Rhem and Elizabeth (Betsy) Brock.

 

                   61    viii.    William T. Perry was born on 3 Dec 1833.

                   62      ix.    Erasmus H. Perry was born on 30 May 1835.

 

17. Mary I. (Polly)4 Rhem (William3, Jacob2, Melcher1) married Elijah Perry before __ ___ 1830. She died circa __ ___ 1854.

Known children of Mary I. (Polly)4 Rhem and Elijah Perry were as follows:

                   63        i.    Daniel5 Perry[157] married Hannah Rhem, daughter of Amos Rhem and Theressa (Rhem).[158]

Daniel Perry was the son of Elijah Perry b. unknown d. 1844 and Mary I. Rhem b. unknown d. abt. 1854 (Mary I. Rhem was the daughter of William Rhem b. abt. 1776 d. May 1 1830 and Elizabeth (Betsy) Brock)

from Sandy.

Hannah Rhem[159],[160],[161] was born circa __ ___ 1828.

                   64       ii.    Elijah Perry Jr was born on 23 Feb 1830. He married Susan Rhem, daughter of Amos Rhem and Theressa (Rhem). He died on 27 Jul 1858 at age 28.

Susan Rhem[162],[163],[164] was born on 12 Feb 1834 in Lenoir County, NC.[165],[166] She married Eli Hamilton Elsworth Franklin Perry, son of Hardy Perry and Hannah Rhem, on 20 Feb 1871. She died on 1 Dec 1897 in Lenoir County, NC, at age 63.[167] She was buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina.

 

Susan Rhem b. Feb 12 1834 d. Dec 1 1897, buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Kinston, NC married 1) Elijah Perry Jr. b. Feb 23 1830 d. Jul 27 1858 (son of Elijah Perry and Mary I. Rhem) and 2) Eli Hamilton Elsworth Franklin Perry b. Sep 22 1831 d. Dec 24 1912 and is buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Kinston, NC. They were married in New Bern, NC on Feb. 20 1871. EHEF Perry is the son of Hardy Perry and Hannah Rhem b. abt. 1776 d May 1 1830. Hannah Rhem was the daughter of William Rhem and Elizabeth (Betsy) Brock.

 

 

33. Edward H.4 Rhem (John3, Jacob2, Melcher1)[168],[169] married Mary Brock on 24 Mar 1835.[170]

rom: Anthony Brock <abrock@iname.com>

Subject: Rhem, Stanley, Brock

Date: Thu, 10 Sep 1998 18:27:00 -0400

 

Here is a list of information. If anyone finds any connections, or has any

information on any name listed here, I would appreciate all the help you

can give.

 

1. MARY BROCK (JOHN ISLER, JOSEPH) was born Abt. 1814. She married

EDWARD H. RHEM March 24, 1835 in Craven County, North Carolina.

 

Children of MARY BROCK and EDWARD RHEM are:

i.JOHN4 RHEM, b. Abt. 1836.

ii.ELIZABETH RHEM, b. Abt. 1839.

iii.CAROLINE RHEM, b. Abt. 1842.

iv.JOSEPH RHEM, b. Abt. 1844.

v.SUSAN RHEM, b. Abt. 1845.

vi.CURTIS RHEM, b. Abt. 1846.

vii.FRANNES RHEM, b. Abt. 1847.

viii.FURNIFOLD RHEM, b. Abt. 1850.

 

From Sandy

 

Children of Edward H. Rhem and Mary Brock:

John E. Rhem b abt. 1835

Elizabeth J. Rhem b. abt. 1839 d Apr 24 1900

Caroline A. (Carrie) Rhem b Sep 16 1842 d Jul 25 1927

Joseph A. Rhem b abt 1844 d Jun 23 1862

Susan Ann Rhem b. abt 1845

Curtis J. Rhem b. abt 1846 d Aug 4 1925

Frances E. Rhem b Jun 26 1848

Furnifold G. Rhem b Jan 1850 d Dec 8 1903

Sidney D. Rhem b Jul 4 1851 d May 4 1938

Virginia Isler Rhem b Mar 6 1853 d Feb 13 1936

Penelope Rhem b abt 1855

Sources: Obits., Craven County Cemetery Book, Vol 2A, Lane’s Chapel Cemetery, Craven Co., NC, 1860 Craven County Census, NC Troops 1861-1865, A Roster, 1966.

Known children of Edward H.4 Rhem and Mary Brock were:

               + 65        i.    Francis E.5 Rhem was born on 26 Jun 1848. She married John Bryan Kilpatrick, son of Bryan Kilpatrick and Elizabeth Burney, on 7 Nov 1871.

 

34. Haywood R.4 Rhem (John3, Jacob2, Melcher1)[171],[172] was born circa __ ___ 1820.[173] He married Julia Beasley on 30 Dec 1834.[174] He died in 1859 in Craven County, North Carolina, at age ~39.

Was this the one who md Julia and had a son John W. b in 1844 and buried in the Rhem Cemetery?

Sandy thinks this is correct.

 

The Marriage Bonds for Haywood and Julia were 1854 unless there was a mistake in the Bonds.

Sandy corrected this to 30 Dec 1834.

 

There is information on his children in the Amos Rhem Estate Records which have not been finished.

 

Estate of Haywood - only looked at briefly and it needs to be studied more

 

ESTATE OF HAYWOOD

 

Slaves divided that were property of John Rhem – Augustus, Ned and Sarah, between Edward H., Richard Brock and James H. Rhem adm of Haywood, they were heirs – 3 Aug 1860

 

A petition to divide the negros of Amos Rhem

 

Petition to the court to divide the land on Batchelor Creek and Caswell Branch of 500 acres formerly the property of Francis Hawks and also a lot in New Bern between Haywood Rhem and Julia his wife and Benjamin F. Tucker and Mary his wife as they are devisees of James Beasley – 2 Feb 1835

 

Haywood had Negroes and an extensive estate sale

 

Don’t see a list of heirs

 

From Sandy

I’ve never seen Haywood Rhem with an R. as a middle initial. From the 1850 Craven Co. Census I have Haywood Rhem being born abt 1815

He died in 1859 in Craven County, North Carolina, at age ~39.

In the Craven County Court of Equity, Spring Term 1859-Petition for division of land by the only heirs of Haywood Rhem - The petition indicates Haywood Rhem died sometime in the year 1858. It listed his children as James H. Rhem, William Rhem, Nancy G. Rhem, Christiana Rhem and John W. Rhem.

I have two additional children for Haywood Rhem and Julia Beasely

Andrew Rhem b abt 1847

Julia Rhem b abt 1849

Sources: 1850 Craven Co. Census

Was this the one who md Julia and had a son John W. b in 1844 and buried in the Rhem Cemetery? Yes, I think so. Headstone in Rhem Cemetery reads John W. Rhem B Nov 11 1844 D Aug 3 1903

Son of Haywood & Julia Rhem

_

The Marriage Bonds for Haywood and Julia were 1854 unless there was a mistake in the Bonds. I have the marriage date as Dec 30, 1834 from the Craven Co. Marriage Bonds.

_.

 

Known children of Haywood R.4 Rhem and Julia Beasley were as follows:

                   66        i.    Nancy G.5 Rhem.

                   67       ii.    William R. Rhem was born circa __ ___ 1837.[175]

                   68      iii.    James H. Rhem was born circa __ ___ 1838.[176]

                   69      iv.    Christiana Rhem was born circa __ ___ 1841.[177]

According to the 1850 Census this was a male not a female.

                   70       v.    John W. Rhem was born on 11 Nov 1844. He married Inez (Rhem). He died on 3 Aug 1903 at age 58. He was buried in Rhem Cemetery, Lenoir County, North Carolina.

Inez (Rhem) was born on 25 Jan 1851. She died on 15 Apr 1935 at age 84.

                   71      vi.    Andrew Rhem[178],[179],[180] was born circa __ ___ 1847.[181]

                   72     vii.    Julia Rhem[182],[183],[184] was born circa __ ___ 1849.[185]

 

35. Mary A.4 Rhem (John3, Jacob2, Melcher1) was born in 1818. She married C. W. Brock.

Known children of Mary A.4 Rhem and C. W. Brock are:

                   73        i.    Richard5 Brock.

 

38. Mary Emily4 Rhem (Melcher3, Jacob2, Melcher1)[186] was born on 30 Apr 1826 in NC.[187] She married John L. Rhem, son of Amos Rhem and Theressa (Rhem), on 20 Jan 1842.[188] She died on 19 Sep 1881 in Lenoir County, NC, at age 55.[189] She was buried in Rhem Cemetery, Lenoir County, NC.

John L. Rhem[190],[191],[192] was born on 9 Mar 1816 in Lenoir County, NC.[193],[194] He died on 17 May 1899 in Lenoir County, NC, at age 83.[195] He was buried in Rhem Cemetery, Lenoir County, NC.

 

An obituary appearing in the Kinston, NC newspaper, The Daily Free Press on Wednesday evening, May 17, 1899 reads, “Mr. John Rhem, aged 85 years, died today at 1 o’clock, at the home of Chief of Police John W. Taylor. Mr. Rhem left three daughters—Mesdames John W. Taylor, L. W. Dawson and W. B. Pearce; and four sons—Mess. Amos, Ed. Joe and Frank Rhem.” Obituary for Mary Emily Rhem appeared in the Kinston, NC newspaper The Journal on Thursday, September 29, 1881; “DIED. RHEM.—On Monday, September 19th 1881, at her home in Sand Hill township, Lenoir county, MARY EMILY RHEM, wife of Mr. John Rhem, aged 56 years. The deceased suffered long and patiently before yielding to the Summons.”

Marriage date and obits from Sandy Girton <girton@clis.com>

 

Most people think that Theresa was a Lane but no one has seen any proof.

 

According to Sandy, there is an existing Bible for this family and she is trying to determine who has it and get a copy.

 

 

1844 Lenoir Co Tax List -John Rhem - 1 white, 4 blacks

 

CENSUS

Lenoir Co

1850 - John 34, Emma 24, Melcher 4, Mary 2, Priscilla 4 months

 

1860 - John 44, Mary E. 34, Melcher 13, Mary A. 12, Priscilla 11, Theresa 8, Emily J. 6, Ida Snow 4, John A. 1

 

1870 - John L. 54, Mary E. 45, Mollie 21, Priscilla 19, Emily J. 16, Ida 13, Amos 10, Joseph 8, Robert L. 6, Franklin L. 3, Daniel Perry 13

 

1880 - John 64, Emma 54, Ida S. 23, Amos 20, Joseph W. 18, Robert E. L. 15, Francis L. R. (Male) 12

NOTE: Census states they were all his children

next door was Melcher E. 33, Lanie E. 28

 

 

DOWERS, DIVISIONS BOOK - Lenoir Co

SUTTON, Alex. and Fred SUTTON dec'd - sale of land - 15 Oct 1870 - 20 May 1874

John RHEM bought the land

 

LENOIR CO ROAD OVERSEERS by Russell King

 

Jan 1845 - John Rhem - from the crossroads below Mrs. Cobbs to the fork of the road at the Jesse West plan and work the usual hands.

 

Jan 1851 - John Rhem - from Mrs. Cobbs to the West Plan and work the usual hands.

 

Jan 1862 - John Rhem - from the cross roads below Mrs. Ann B. Cobb to the fork at W. H. Wests and work the hands of J. B. Bryan, Wm. F. Loftin, Jo Humphrey, W. H. West, his own and all others that may live in said district of Road.

 

LENOIR CO CROSS INDICES

 

BOOK 31 - 1 July 1846 to Dec 1849

Rhem, Amos Lewis Loftin 306

Same John Rhem 316

 

BOOK 33 - Jan. 1853 - Dec 1855

King, Rich'd W. & John Rhem 139

W. A. Pugh

Moye, Mary John Rhem 482

West, Geo. W. John Rhem 30

(George)

 

 

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I am not sure how this fits in

 

SUTTON FAMILY PAPERS

NORTH CAROLINA ARCHIVES - CR 028.508.17 - CRAVEN COUNTY ESTATE RECORDS

 

ESTATE OF ALEXANDER W. KILPATRICK - 1853

 

Worry Kilpatrick had sold land to Benjamin Sutton Sr. for $5,000. Benjamin died and Wm Sutton and heirs at law of Benj. Petition to have the land sold to divide the proceeds.

 

Superior Court Craven County, Fall Term 1871 - Edward Jones and John Kilpatrick by their next friend and Guardian Warry Kilpatrick to the Court.

 

"It is ordered in this case that notice be issued to the following persons viz. Worry Kilpatrick, Allen Sutton, Buck Sutton, Eli Sutton, George S. Sutton, Thos. Sutton, Daniel Sutton, Benj. H. Sutton, Gennett Turner, Mary A. Sutton, Nancy Dail, Chloe M. Parker, Sarah Bizzell, Betssey Caisey, Levi Sutton, Winniford Fields, Louisa Sutton, Mary Sutton and Thos Sutton guard,

Mary Smith, The Heirs at Law of Benj Sutton Sr. and John Rhem to appear at the next term of this Court the 4th Monday after the 4th Monday in February. To attend to their respective interests in proceedings to be had in the case.

Signed (I am not sure this is correct, but best I could do) J. or I. E. West"

 

 

LENOIR CO DEED BOOKS

 

DEED BOOK 1

P 407 – Indenture – 1 Oct 1880 – William H. West, trustee for Sarah A. West, S. B. West and his wife, Sarah A. West to John Rhem - $4000 – portion of a Kinston town lot – ES Queen Street, adj north front of Courthouse Square, NW corner of the square, Dr. V. E. Hughes and wife R. S. (Weyher’s line) – for reference see deed from L. Harvey to S. B.. West dated 1867 and sundrey deeds from Thomas Atkinson Trustee of St. Mary’s Church and one deed from H. C. Parrott, one deed from Trustees of St. Mary’s Church to Wm. H. West dated 14 June 1879 – land sold at auction and Rhem was the high bidder of $4,000

Enrolled 6 Oct 1880, B. S. Taylor, ROD

 

DEED BOOK 2

P 96 – Deed – 22 Jan 1881 – John Rhem and wife M. E. to Oettinger Brothers - $250 for a lot in Kinston – being all the part of the lot deeded to John Rhem by Speight B. West and wife Sarah A. by deed on 13 Jan 1874 – adj Oettinger Bros, S. H. Loftin, Woodly

John signed, M. E. used a mark

WIT: W. F. Loftin

Enrolled 21 Feb 1881, B. L. Taylor, ROD

 

DEED BOOK 3

P 563 – Deed of Gift – 10 July 1882 - John Rhem to Teresa Pearce of Craven Co – love and affection – tract both sides of Moseley Creek, S bank of the Neuse River, adj corner of the Lovick patent, Wright Morris, Alligator Branch, Wiley Kilpatrick, tar kiln, John Carlton, dividing line between William and James Kilpatrick, old mill –600 acres it being the tract sold by Warren Kilpatrick to Benj. Sutton and purchased by sd Rhem in the division of the heirs of sd Benjamin Sutton

Enrolled 11 Aug 1882, B. L. Taylor, ROD

 

DEED BOOK 4

P 7 – Indenture – 17 March 1852 – George W. West of Craven Co exec of the late Melcher Rhem, dec to John Rhem of Lenoir Co - $624 for several tracts – one tract in Lenoir Co adj Wm. A. Pugh, Lewis O. Bryan, Lewis M. Loftin and known as the Home Plantation – this was all the land the sd Melcher Rhem received from his father which was bought from James Davis – 600 acres – another tract of 73 acres – SS Neuse, ES Little Pocosin, adj Neal Watson, Redding Jones, John Tilghman, Nathan G. Blount – this land was granted to sd Melcher Rhem by patent on 1 Jan 1807

WIT: Jacob West

Enrolled 4 Nov. 1852, Stephen White, ROD

Re-enrolled 14 March 1882, B. L. Taylor, ROD

 

P 8 – Indenture – 18 April 1852 – Rich’d W. King and William A. Pugh to John Rhem - $140 – tract known as Dog Point Lands, and lots the property of Jno. A. Bedaton ??? and John C. Patrick – one tract known as the Torrans land on Moseley Creek adj Laurel Ridge, Weatherington – 420 acres as per patent dated ???? March 1775 – another tract purchased by Bryan Burnett ??? from Green Taylor and Abraham Simmons on 15 Jan 1836 – on Moseley Swamp – 200 acres – it being a part of a greater tract by patent on 26 Sept 1766 and was the property of the late Daniel Simmons of Jones Co and was devised by the Will of Sd Daniel Simmons to Abraham Simmons – another tract on SS of Tracey’s Swamp on Moseley Creek, SS Neuse , adj to the late John Tilghman as per patent dated 22 Feb 1837 and entered 6 Dec 1835 and granted to Nathan G. Blount, ??? Cobb, and Bryan Barnett – adj Tenas ??? and Melcher Rhem, Wetherington’s old patent line – 178 acres

WIT: John S. W. Pearce, John Tull

Enrolled 16 Jany 1853, S. White, ROD

Re-enrolled 15 March 1882, B. L. Taylor, ROD

 

P 10 – Grant – 10 Dec 1856 – 12 ½ cents per acre – granted to John Rhem – tract of 44 ½ acres – SS Neuse, WS Moseley’s Creek adj Jacob Blount, George W. West, swamp below Dog Point

Signed by Thomas Bragg

Enrolled 24 Aug 1857, Stephen White, ROD

Re-enrolled 13 March 1882, B. L. Taylor, ROD

 

P 11 – Grant – 27 Oct 1860 – 12 ½ cents per acre – granted to John Rhem – tract of 42 acres – SS Neuse, WS of the SW prong of Moseley’s Creek – adj Jacob Blount’s patent of 640 acres granted on 21 July 1779 – adj Dog Point, George W. West, to the patent line of a grant of 200 acres granted to Silas Seons ??? Stevenson on 9 Aug 1786

Signed John W. Ellis

Enrolled 25 Jan 1861, Reuben Barrow, ROD

Re-enrolled 15 March 1882, B. L. Taylor, ROD

 

P 12 – Indenture – 27 June 1861 – William F. Loftin to John Rhem - $375 several tracts – one tract SS Neuse – adj to Wetherington, Persimmon Tree Branch – of 40 acres which sd land was granted to Silas Seon ?? Stevenson by patent – the other tract adj Yate’s corner commonly called Heath’s corner, British Road, Wm. Loftin’s Wingate land, John Rhem’s Davis tract – of 12 acres

Enrolled 9 Nov 1861, Reuben Barrow, ROD

Re-registered 15 March 1882, B. L. Taylor, ROD

 

P 13 – Indenture – 16 Sept 1867 – Enoch F. Cox, Sheriff to John Rhem – on execution by the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in the name of Wm. B. Becton, Adm of Perry Cox, plf vs Evan Evans def for $107.53 – a debt was owned and not paid and several tracts ordered to be sold at public auction – SS Neuse, on river bank, old Loftin’s Landing formerly James Cox’s line, below Tilghman’s Sein Beach – 200 acres – another tract adj to the above tract, Wetherington’s patent on Juniper Swamp – 50 acres – auction was held on 16 Sept 1867 and sd Rhem was the high bidder at $180

WIT: John Taylor,, James Truman ??? Freeman ???

Enrolled 2 May 1868, Wm. W. N. Hunter

Re-enrolled 15 March 1882, B. L. Taylor, ROD

 

P 15 – Indenture – 24 Dec 1873 – John H. Avery and wife Susan C. to John Rhem - $175 for 20 acres – tract adj sd Rhem, Jacob West, big ditch, Evan Evans

Both signed by mark

Susan was privately examined

Enrolled 9 Feb 1876, Book 41, pp 307, 308, James K. Davis, ROD

Re-enrolled 15 March 1882, B. L. Taylor, ROD

 

P 16 – Deed – 13 Jan 1874 – Speight B. West and wife Sarah A. to John Rhem - $1000 for a lot in Kinston – lot adj Simon Eusteis ???, M. Harvey, W. F. Phillips, M. C. C. Lawson – beginning at the SE corner of Lot # GG ??, Jackson and Howard’s corner on Caswell Street, to the office now occupied by Wm. Nicol, Lot # 26, John F. Wooten, Thomas Woodley, Lot # 33 – it being a portion of Lot # 34

WIT: R. C. West

Enrolled 7 Feb 1874, Book 41, pp 309, 310, James K. Davis, ROD

Re-enrolled 15 March 1882, B. L. Taylor, ROD

 

P 28 – Deed of Gift – 23 Sept 1848 - Amos Rhem of Jones Co to John Rhem – for natural love and affection to my son – tract where the sd John Rhem now lives embracing several tracts or patents in my possession – adj corner of Loftin’s line that was sold to me by Melcher Rhem Sr, Wetherington, Heath, Juniper Swamp, Indian Springs at the edge of Snow Hills, Richard Watson – with the exception of 1 square acre containing the family burying ground which I reserve to myself – also I give him 100 acres on Traces Swamp being part of a 200 acre tract left to by the Will of Jacob Rhem to Melcher Rhem and myself and patented by the sd Jacob Rhem and yet undivided

WIT: Jacob West

Enrolled 3 March 1849, Stephen White, ROD

Re-enrolled 10 April 1882, B. L. Taylor, ROD

 

P 307 – Deed of Gift - 26 Feb 1882 – John Rhem to Priscilla S. Dawson of Pitt Co – natural love and affection for my daughter – tract in Kinston adj B. L. Taylor, M. Harvey, Blount Street

 

BOOK 5

P 68 – Deed of Gift - 22 Feb 1883 – John Rhem to J. A. Rhem – natural love and affection – tract adj George West, James Daughety, Briar Pocosin, Blackledge, British Road, Canal ditch to the Neuse River, Weatherington, Snow Hill – 300 acres

 

BOOK 27

P 370 – 29 April 1891 – Susan King vs John Rhem – an earlier mortgage was not paid on a lot in Kinston and Susan was selling the lot.

Known children of Mary Emily4 Rhem and John L. Rhem were as follows:

                   74        i.    Athumoas5 Rhem[196],[197],[198] was born on 13 Feb 1843 in Lenoir County, NC.[199] He died on 4 Sep 1843 in Lenoir County, NC.[200] He was buried in Rhem Cemetery, Lenoir County, NC.

                   75       ii.    George Rhem[201],[202],[203] was born on 21 Jun 1844 in Lenoir County, NC.[204] He died on 29 Sep 1846 in Lenoir County, NC, at age 2.[205] He was buried in Rhem Cemetery, Lenoir County, NC.

                   76      iii.    Melcher E. Rhem[206],[207],[208] was born on 28 Feb 1847 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.[209] He married Laney Rouse. He died on 20 Dec 1881 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 34.[210]

                   77      iv.    Mary A. Rhem[211],[212],[213] was born on 7 Oct 1848 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.[214] She married Adelphus Monroe. She married John T. Dawson on 11 Oct 1877. She died on 17 Sep 1898 at age 49.

From Sandy

John W. Dawson & Hannah Pitt Co.-I have a John Wooten Dawson b. abt 1811 d Oct 16 1900 in Pitt county who md a) Charity Wooten b) Hannah Jackson Carman on Feb 2 1851. Hannah Carman‘s name was taken from a Rootsweb site by Lisa Wallendorf Scarola. I haven’t verified the Carmen name yet, but I did find Charity Dawson in the 1850 Pitt Co. census and Hannah Dawson in the 1870 Pitt Co. census in the household of John W. Dawson. Also, info. taken from the Chronicles of Pitt Co.—John Dawson Family # 504

Two Rhem girls married two Dawson boys as follows: John W. Dawson & Charity Wooten had a son, John T. Dawson b. Oct 18 1838 in Pitt Co. NC d. Jul 30 1886 in New Bern, NC md 1) Mary Ann Gardner on Feb 22 1862 (source, Chronicles of Pitt Co. Family # 504) and 2) Mary Ann Rhem Monroe “Mollie” b. Oct 7 1848 d. Sep 17 1898 on Oct 11, 1877 (sources John Rhem Family Bible & John T. Dawson obit. Aug.18 1886, Freewill Baptist Newspaper, New Bern, NC). Mary Ann Rhem was the daughter of John & Mary Emily Rhem but had 1st married Adelphus Munroe(spelled Monroe also), a lawyer in Kinston, NC.

Levi W. Dawson b. Jun 1850 md. Priscilla Rhem “Puss”) b. Feb 3 1850 in Sand Hill, Lenoir Co. NC. Priscilla was the daughter of John & Mary Emily Rhem.

Levi W. Dawson b. Jun 1850 was the son of Levi Dawson b. abt 1817. Levi Dawson was the brother of John Wooten Dawson..

John T. Dawson was born circa __ ___ 1811. He died on 16 Oct 1900 in Pitt County, North Carolina, at age ~89.

                   78       v.    Priscilla Rhem was born on 3 Feb 1850 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. She married Levi W. Dawson circa __ ___ 1872.[215]

Unmarried in 1860 and lived in Jones Co.

 

P 307 – Deed of Gift - 26 Feb 1882 – John Rhem to Priscilla S. Dawson of Pitt Co – natural love and affection for my daughter – tract in Kinston adj B. L. Taylor, M. Harvey, Blount Street

 

From Sandy

I believe the Priscilla Rhem that was unmarried in 1860 in Jones Co. was the Priscilla Rhem who was b Feb 3 1850 and md Levi W. Dawson b Jun 1850 about 1872. This Priscilla was the daughter of John b Mar 9 1816 and Mary Emily Rhem.

 

 

 

There is also this deed I can't place

 

Lenoir Co Deed Book 3

P 108 – Indenture – 16 Oct 1867 – John W. Dawson and wife Hannah of Pitt Co to John Loftin, Trustee to Eliza Pelletier wife of Richard W. Pelletier – sd Loftin was appointed by a Marriage Contract between sd Richard W. and Eliza Pelletier on 9 ??? Oct 1864 - $900 for 300 acres– payable to sd Eliza on a note by sd John W. Dawson of 2 March 1864 – at that time sd Eliza was Eliza Taylor – the property was secured as a separate property of sd Eliza – tract on the S prong of Falling Creek, adj William Miller’s corner formerly Rachel Herring’s corner, Kinston road, bridge over the S prong of Falling Creek known as the Hughes “causeway”

WIT: J. F. Wooten

Hannah privately examined

Enrolled 1 Jan 1868, Wm. W. N. Hunter, ROD

Re-enrolled 23 Jan 1882, B. L. Taylor, ROD.

Levi W. Dawson[216] was born in Jun 1850.

               + 79      vi.    Theresa Rhem was born on 5 Apr 1853 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. She married William Brice Pearce on 10 Dec 1868 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

                   80     vii.    Emily Jacob (Jake) Rhem[217],[218],[219] was born on 31 Mar 1854 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.[220] She married John Williams Taylor on 5 Feb 1880. She died on 15 Feb 1923 at age 68.

From Sandy

There were two Rhem girls that married Taylors: a) Priscilla Rhem b. Nov 29 1830 d. Apr 14 1859 the daughter of Amos Rhem & Theresa Lane, married John M. Taylor b. 1831 on June 4 1857. Don’t know parents of John M. Taylor. b) Emily Jacob Rhem “Jake” b. Mar 31 1854 d. Feb 15 1923, the daughter of John & Mary Emily Rhem, married John Williams Taylor b. Dec 30 1850 d. Jul 31 1925 on Feb 5 1880

 

John W. Taylor; 1920 Lenoir County Census listed as 68 years old, and a member of Kinston NC City police, living on Blount St. with his wife Emily J.(RHEM)age 64, and son Jacob O. Hyatt age 31, and daughter in law Leona age 28.

 

John Williams Taylor was born on 30 Dec 1850. He died on 31 Jul 1925 at age 74.

                   81    viii.    Ida Rhem[221],[222],[223] was born on 12 Aug 1856 in Lenoir County, NC.[224] She died on 15 Jul 1880 in Lenoir County, NC, at age 23.[225] She was buried in Rhem Cemetery, Lenoir County, NC.

                   82      ix.    Francis L. R. Rhem[226],[227],[228] was born on 5 Nov 1857 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, 6 March 1967.[229] He married Alleno (Lena) Sutton on 30 Dec 1900. He died on 15 Jan 1934 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 76. He was buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina.

There is a death certificate for him and think there was a Will at the Lenoir Co Courthouse.

 

From Sandy

Francis L. K. Rhem (Frank) b Nov 5 1867 in Sand Hill, Lenoir County, NC d Jan 15 1934 and is buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Kinston, NC

md on Dec 30 1900 Alleno Sutton (Lena) b June 11 1874 in Sand Hill, Lenoir County, NC d Sep 27 1969, Kinston, NC and is buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Kinston, NC

Sources: Maplewood Cemetery marker, Kinston, NC and Frank Rhem Bible.

Alleno (Lena) Sutton was born on 11 Jun 1874 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. She died on 27 Sep 1969 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 95.

               + 83       x.    John Amos Rhem was born circa __ ___ 1858 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. He married Susan A. West, daughter of Alexander W. West and Elizabeth Daughty, on 15 Nov 1888 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

                   84      xi.    Joseph Rhem[230],[231],[232] was born circa __ ___ 1862 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.[233]

                   85     xii.    Robert E. L. Rhem[234],[235],[236] was born circa __ ___ 1864 in North Carolina, 6 March 1967.[237] He married Lovicey E. Arnold on 8 Jan 1891 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.[238]

 

40. Martha Ann4 Rhem (Melcher3, Jacob2, Melcher1)[239],[240],[241] was born on 14 Jan 1832 in Lenoir County, NC.[242],[243] She married George W. West, son of Jesse West and Hannah Rhem, on 4 Nov 1847 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.[244] She died on 17 May 1861 in Lenoir County, NC, at age 29.[245] She was buried in Rhem Cemetery, Lenoir County, NC.

George W. West[246],[247],[248] was born on 7 Dec 1819 in Lenoir County, NC.[249] He died on 14 Jul 1896 in Lenoir County, NC, at age 76.[250] He was buried in Rhem Cemetery, Lenoir County, NC.

Known children of Martha Ann4 Rhem and George W. West were as follows:

                   86        i.    Hannah Florence5 West was born on 19 Oct 1848 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

                   87       ii.    Inez West was born on 23 Jan 1851 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

                   88      iii.    Georgiannah Ann West[251],[252],[253] was born on 6 Feb 1853 in Lenoir County, NC.[254] She died on 17 Dec 1926 in Lenoir County, NC, at age 73.[255]

                   89      iv.    William Washington West was born on 23 May 1855 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

                   90       v.    Rudolph West was born on 4 May 1861 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

 

42. Nancy4 Rhem (Melcher3, Jacob2, Melcher1) was born on 12 Jul 1835.[256] She married John Henry Jackson, son of John Jackson and Patsy (Puss) Grady, on 15 Jun 1851; From West Bible. She married Simeon Simmons, son of Abraham Simmons and Martha (Patsy) Sutton, after __ ___ 1865.[257] She died on 24 Apr 1895 at age 59.[258],[259]

She is buried in the Jackson Cemetery on the banks of the Neuse where it is said her first husband was also buried. He was in the Civil War so she would not have married Simeon until at least 1865.

 

John H. and Nancy are on the 1860 census next door to John Jackson. He may have been married before Nancy as there was a son William H. age 8 on the 1860 census and that would be a bit old for Nancy to have been the mother, but it would be cutting it for her to be the mother of Susan F. b 1854 also.

 

Se Rhem Supreme Court Case.

 

John Henry Jackson was born on 18 Jan 1828. He died on 8 Sep 1866 at age 38.

Known children of Nancy4 Rhem and John Henry Jackson were:

                   91        i.    Susan E.5 Jackson was born circa __ ___ 1854.[260]

Simeon Simmons was born circa __ ___ 1832 in Jones County, North Carolina.[261] He married Sallie Ann Shelfer on 4 May 1858 in Jones County, North Carolina; At the home of Amos Shelfer.[262] He died BY December 1896 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.[263]

I have information that he married the widow of John Henry Jackson. He is buried on the banks of Neuse in the Jackson Cemetery near Southwest Church. A Confederate soldier, Company A (later Co. F.) 66th Reg. No issue.

 

He had a Will in Lenoir County and appears to have had no children. From the abstract

 

written 12 Feb 1879 proven Dec 1896

 

Mentioned - D. W. Taylor, Susan E. Jackson Taylor daughter of his wife Nancy Simmons

wife, Nancy dec in 1896

nephew - William Clyde Simmons son of Lemuel Simmons decd, brother

niece India L. Simmons dau of Lemuel Simmons, dec

Lizzie Simmons daughter of Lemuel, dec

sister - Sarah Barwick

sister Elizabeth Waters.

 

There were no known children of Nancy4 Rhem and Simeon Simmons.

 

44. John L.4 Rhem (Amos3, Jacob2, Melcher1)[264],[265],[266] was born on 9 Mar 1816 in Lenoir County, NC.[267],[268] He married Mary Emily Rhem, daughter of Melcher Rhem and Alice Davis, on 20 Jan 1842.[269] He died on 17 May 1899 in Lenoir County, NC, at age 83.[270] He was buried in Rhem Cemetery, Lenoir County, NC.

 

An obituary appearing in the Kinston, NC newspaper, The Daily Free Press on Wednesday evening, May 17, 1899 reads, “Mr. John Rhem, aged 85 years, died today at 1 o’clock, at the home of Chief of Police John W. Taylor. Mr. Rhem left three daughters—Mesdames John W. Taylor, L. W. Dawson and W. B. Pearce; and four sons—Mess. Amos, Ed. Joe and Frank Rhem.” Obituary for Mary Emily Rhem appeared in the Kinston, NC newspaper The Journal on Thursday, September 29, 1881; “DIED. RHEM.—On Monday, September 19th 1881, at her home in Sand Hill township, Lenoir county, MARY EMILY RHEM, wife of Mr. John Rhem, aged 56 years. The deceased suffered long and patiently before yielding to the Summons.”

Marriage date and obits from Sandy Girton <girton@clis.com>

 

Most people think that Theresa was a Lane but no one has seen any proof.

 

According to Sandy, there is an existing Bible for this family and she is trying to determine who has it and get a copy.

 

 

1844 Lenoir Co Tax List -John Rhem - 1 white, 4 blacks

 

CENSUS

Lenoir Co

1850 - John 34, Emma 24, Melcher 4, Mary 2, Priscilla 4 months

 

1860 - John 44, Mary E. 34, Melcher 13, Mary A. 12, Priscilla 11, Theresa 8, Emily J. 6, Ida Snow 4, John A. 1

 

1870 - John L. 54, Mary E. 45, Mollie 21, Priscilla 19, Emily J. 16, Ida 13, Amos 10, Joseph 8, Robert L. 6, Franklin L. 3, Daniel Perry 13

 

1880 - John 64, Emma 54, Ida S. 23, Amos 20, Joseph W. 18, Robert E. L. 15, Francis L. R. (Male) 12

NOTE: Census states they were all his children

next door was Melcher E. 33, Lanie E. 28

 

 

DOWERS, DIVISIONS BOOK - Lenoir Co

SUTTON, Alex. and Fred SUTTON dec'd - sale of land - 15 Oct 1870 - 20 May 1874

John RHEM bought the land

 

LENOIR CO ROAD OVERSEERS by Russell King

 

Jan 1845 - John Rhem - from the crossroads below Mrs. Cobbs to the fork of the road at the Jesse West plan and work the usual hands.

 

Jan 1851 - John Rhem - from Mrs. Cobbs to the West Plan and work the usual hands.

 

Jan 1862 - John Rhem - from the cross roads below Mrs. Ann B. Cobb to the fork at W. H. Wests and work the hands of J. B. Bryan, Wm. F. Loftin, Jo Humphrey, W. H. West, his own and all others that may live in said district of Road.

 

LENOIR CO CROSS INDICES

 

BOOK 31 - 1 July 1846 to Dec 1849

Rhem, Amos Lewis Loftin 306

Same John Rhem 316

 

BOOK 33 - Jan. 1853 - Dec 1855

King, Rich'd W. & John Rhem 139

W. A. Pugh

Moye, Mary John Rhem 482

West, Geo. W. John Rhem 30

(George)

 

 

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I am not sure how this fits in

 

SUTTON FAMILY PAPERS

NORTH CAROLINA ARCHIVES - CR 028.508.17 - CRAVEN COUNTY ESTATE RECORDS

 

ESTATE OF ALEXANDER W. KILPATRICK - 1853

 

Worry Kilpatrick had sold land to Benjamin Sutton Sr. for $5,000. Benjamin died and Wm Sutton and heirs at law of Benj. Petition to have the land sold to divide the proceeds.

 

Superior Court Craven County, Fall Term 1871 - Edward Jones and John Kilpatrick by their next friend and Guardian Warry Kilpatrick to the Court.

 

"It is ordered in this case that notice be issued to the following persons viz. Worry Kilpatrick, Allen Sutton, Buck Sutton, Eli Sutton, George S. Sutton, Thos. Sutton, Daniel Sutton, Benj. H. Sutton, Gennett Turner, Mary A. Sutton, Nancy Dail, Chloe M. Parker, Sarah Bizzell, Betssey Caisey, Levi Sutton, Winniford Fields, Louisa Sutton, Mary Sutton and Thos Sutton guard,

Mary Smith, The Heirs at Law of Benj Sutton Sr. and John Rhem to appear at the next term of this Court the 4th Monday after the 4th Monday in February. To attend to their respective interests in proceedings to be had in the case.

Signed (I am not sure this is correct, but best I could do) J. or I. E. West"

 

 

LENOIR CO DEED BOOKS

 

DEED BOOK 1

P 407 – Indenture – 1 Oct 1880 – William H. West, trustee for Sarah A. West, S. B. West and his wife, Sarah A. West to John Rhem - $4000 – portion of a Kinston town lot – ES Queen Street, adj north front of Courthouse Square, NW corner of the square, Dr. V. E. Hughes and wife R. S. (Weyher’s line) – for reference see deed from L. Harvey to S. B.. West dated 1867 and sundrey deeds from Thomas Atkinson Trustee of St. Mary’s Church and one deed from H. C. Parrott, one deed from Trustees of St. Mary’s Church to Wm. H. West dated 14 June 1879 – land sold at auction and Rhem was the high bidder of $4,000

Enrolled 6 Oct 1880, B. S. Taylor, ROD

 

DEED BOOK 2

P 96 – Deed – 22 Jan 1881 – John Rhem and wife M. E. to Oettinger Brothers - $250 for a lot in Kinston – being all the part of the lot deeded to John Rhem by Speight B. West and wife Sarah A. by deed on 13 Jan 1874 – adj Oettinger Bros, S. H. Loftin, Woodly

John signed, M. E. used a mark

WIT: W. F. Loftin

Enrolled 21 Feb 1881, B. L. Taylor, ROD

 

DEED BOOK 3

P 563 – Deed of Gift – 10 July 1882 - John Rhem to Teresa Pearce of Craven Co – love and affection – tract both sides of Moseley Creek, S bank of the Neuse River, adj corner of the Lovick patent, Wright Morris, Alligator Branch, Wiley Kilpatrick, tar kiln, John Carlton, dividing line between William and James Kilpatrick, old mill –600 acres it being the tract sold by Warren Kilpatrick to Benj. Sutton and purchased by sd Rhem in the division of the heirs of sd Benjamin Sutton

Enrolled 11 Aug 1882, B. L. Taylor, ROD

 

DEED BOOK 4

P 7 – Indenture – 17 March 1852 – George W. West of Craven Co exec of the late Melcher Rhem, dec to John Rhem of Lenoir Co - $624 for several tracts – one tract in Lenoir Co adj Wm. A. Pugh, Lewis O. Bryan, Lewis M. Loftin and known as the Home Plantation – this was all the land the sd Melcher Rhem received from his father which was bought from James Davis – 600 acres – another tract of 73 acres – SS Neuse, ES Little Pocosin, adj Neal Watson, Redding Jones, John Tilghman, Nathan G. Blount – this land was granted to sd Melcher Rhem by patent on 1 Jan 1807

WIT: Jacob West

Enrolled 4 Nov. 1852, Stephen White, ROD

Re-enrolled 14 March 1882, B. L. Taylor, ROD

 

P 8 – Indenture – 18 April 1852 – Rich’d W. King and William A. Pugh to John Rhem - $140 – tract known as Dog Point Lands, and lots the property of Jno. A. Bedaton ??? and John C. Patrick – one tract known as the Torrans land on Moseley Creek adj Laurel Ridge, Weatherington – 420 acres as per patent dated ???? March 1775 – another tract purchased by Bryan Burnett ??? from Green Taylor and Abraham Simmons on 15 Jan 1836 – on Moseley Swamp – 200 acres – it being a part of a greater tract by patent on 26 Sept 1766 and was the property of the late Daniel Simmons of Jones Co and was devised by the Will of Sd Daniel Simmons to Abraham Simmons – another tract on SS of Tracey’s Swamp on Moseley Creek, SS Neuse , adj to the late John Tilghman as per patent dated 22 Feb 1837 and entered 6 Dec 1835 and granted to Nathan G. Blount, ??? Cobb, and Bryan Barnett – adj Tenas ??? and Melcher Rhem, Wetherington’s old patent line – 178 acres

WIT: John S. W. Pearce, John Tull

Enrolled 16 Jany 1853, S. White, ROD

Re-enrolled 15 March 1882, B. L. Taylor, ROD

 

P 10 – Grant – 10 Dec 1856 – 12 ½ cents per acre – granted to John Rhem – tract of 44 ½ acres – SS Neuse, WS Moseley’s Creek adj Jacob Blount, George W. West, swamp below Dog Point

Signed by Thomas Bragg

Enrolled 24 Aug 1857, Stephen White, ROD

Re-enrolled 13 March 1882, B. L. Taylor, ROD

 

P 11 – Grant – 27 Oct 1860 – 12 ½ cents per acre – granted to John Rhem – tract of 42 acres – SS Neuse, WS of the SW prong of Moseley’s Creek – adj Jacob Blount’s patent of 640 acres granted on 21 July 1779 – adj Dog Point, George W. West, to the patent line of a grant of 200 acres granted to Silas Seons ??? Stevenson on 9 Aug 1786

Signed John W. Ellis

Enrolled 25 Jan 1861, Reuben Barrow, ROD

Re-enrolled 15 March 1882, B. L. Taylor, ROD

 

P 12 – Indenture – 27 June 1861 – William F. Loftin to John Rhem - $375 several tracts – one tract SS Neuse – adj to Wetherington, Persimmon Tree Branch – of 40 acres which sd land was granted to Silas Seon ?? Stevenson by patent – the other tract adj Yate’s corner commonly called Heath’s corner, British Road, Wm. Loftin’s Wingate land, John Rhem’s Davis tract – of 12 acres

Enrolled 9 Nov 1861, Reuben Barrow, ROD

Re-registered 15 March 1882, B. L. Taylor, ROD

 

P 13 – Indenture – 16 Sept 1867 – Enoch F. Cox, Sheriff to John Rhem – on execution by the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in the name of Wm. B. Becton, Adm of Perry Cox, plf vs Evan Evans def for $107.53 – a debt was owned and not paid and several tracts ordered to be sold at public auction – SS Neuse, on river bank, old Loftin’s Landing formerly James Cox’s line, below Tilghman’s Sein Beach – 200 acres – another tract adj to the above tract, Wetherington’s patent on Juniper Swamp – 50 acres – auction was held on 16 Sept 1867 and sd Rhem was the high bidder at $180

WIT: John Taylor,, James Truman ??? Freeman ???

Enrolled 2 May 1868, Wm. W. N. Hunter

Re-enrolled 15 March 1882, B. L. Taylor, ROD

 

P 15 – Indenture – 24 Dec 1873 – John H. Avery and wife Susan C. to John Rhem - $175 for 20 acres – tract adj sd Rhem, Jacob West, big ditch, Evan Evans

Both signed by mark

Susan was privately examined

Enrolled 9 Feb 1876, Book 41, pp 307, 308, James K. Davis, ROD

Re-enrolled 15 March 1882, B. L. Taylor, ROD

 

P 16 – Deed – 13 Jan 1874 – Speight B. West and wife Sarah A. to John Rhem - $1000 for a lot in Kinston – lot adj Simon Eusteis ???, M. Harvey, W. F. Phillips, M. C. C. Lawson – beginning at the SE corner of Lot # GG ??, Jackson and Howard’s corner on Caswell Street, to the office now occupied by Wm. Nicol, Lot # 26, John F. Wooten, Thomas Woodley, Lot # 33 – it being a portion of Lot # 34

WIT: R. C. West

Enrolled 7 Feb 1874, Book 41, pp 309, 310, James K. Davis, ROD

Re-enrolled 15 March 1882, B. L. Taylor, ROD

 

P 28 – Deed of Gift – 23 Sept 1848 - Amos Rhem of Jones Co to John Rhem – for natural love and affection to my son – tract where the sd John Rhem now lives embracing several tracts or patents in my possession – adj corner of Loftin’s line that was sold to me by Melcher Rhem Sr, Wetherington, Heath, Juniper Swamp, Indian Springs at the edge of Snow Hills, Richard Watson – with the exception of 1 square acre containing the family burying ground which I reserve to myself – also I give him 100 acres on Traces Swamp being part of a 200 acre tract left to by the Will of Jacob Rhem to Melcher Rhem and myself and patented by the sd Jacob Rhem and yet undivided

WIT: Jacob West

Enrolled 3 March 1849, Stephen White, ROD

Re-enrolled 10 April 1882, B. L. Taylor, ROD

 

P 307 – Deed of Gift - 26 Feb 1882 – John Rhem to Priscilla S. Dawson of Pitt Co – natural love and affection for my daughter – tract in Kinston adj B. L. Taylor, M. Harvey, Blount Street

 

BOOK 5

P 68 – Deed of Gift - 22 Feb 1883 – John Rhem to J. A. Rhem – natural love and affection – tract adj George West, James Daughety, Briar Pocosin, Blackledge, British Road, Canal ditch to the Neuse River, Weatherington, Snow Hill – 300 acres

 

BOOK 27

P 370 – 29 April 1891 – Susan King vs John Rhem – an earlier mortgage was not paid on a lot in Kinston and Susan was selling the lot.

Mary Emily Rhem[271] was born on 30 Apr 1826 in NC.[272] She died on 19 Sep 1881 in Lenoir County, NC, at age 55.[273] She was buried in Rhem Cemetery, Lenoir County, NC.

Known children of John L.4 Rhem and Mary Emily Rhem were as follows:

                   92        i.    Athumoas5 Rhem was born on 13 Feb 1843 in Lenoir County, NC. (see # 74).

                   93       ii.    George Rhem was born on 21 Jun 1844 in Lenoir County, NC. (see # 75).

                   94      iii.    Melcher E. Rhem was born on 28 Feb 1847 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. He married Laney Rouse. (see # 76).

                   95      iv.    Mary A. Rhem was born on 7 Oct 1848 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. She married Adelphus Monroe. She married John T. Dawson on 11 Oct 1877. (see # 77).

                   96       v.    Priscilla Rhem was born on 3 Feb 1850 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. She married Levi W. Dawson circa __ ___ 1872. (see # 78).

                   97      vi.    Theresa Rhem was born on 5 Apr 1853 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. She married William Brice Pearce on 10 Dec 1868 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. (see # 79).

                   98     vii.    Emily Jacob (Jake) Rhem was born on 31 Mar 1854 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. She married John Williams Taylor on 5 Feb 1880. (see # 80).

                   99    viii.    Ida Rhem was born on 12 Aug 1856 in Lenoir County, NC. (see # 81).

                 100      ix.    Francis L. R. Rhem was born on 5 Nov 1857 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, 6 March 1967. He married Alleno (Lena) Sutton on 30 Dec 1900. (see # 82).

                 101       x.    John Amos Rhem was born circa __ ___ 1858 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. He married Susan A. West, daughter of Alexander W. West and Elizabeth Daughty, on 15 Nov 1888 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. (see # 83).

                 102      xi.    Joseph Rhem was born circa __ ___ 1862 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. (see # 84).

                 103     xii.    Robert E. L. Rhem was born circa __ ___ 1864 in North Carolina, 6 March 1967. He married Lovicey E. Arnold on 8 Jan 1891 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. (see # 85).

 

46. Joseph Lane4 Rhem (Amos3, Jacob2, Melcher1)[274],[275],[276] was born circa __ ___ 1825.[277] He married Ann Kilpatrick, daughter of Warre Kilpatrick Jr. and Patsy Freeman, on 23 Oct 1847.[278] He married Sarah Catherine Tucker on 6 Mar 1855.[279] He died on 12 Mar 1901 in Craven County, North Carolina, at age ~76. He was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Craven County, North Carolina.

Was there more than one Joseph L.?

 

Craven Co Will Book - BOOK D p 305 – 1858 - Benjamin F. Tucker of New Bern – daughter Catherine wife of Joseph L. Rhem Negroes for her life and then to her children

 

From Sandy

Joseph Lane Rhem death date & where buried—sources, Cedar Grove Cemetery Addendum by Beauchamp & Murphy –Burials in Cedar Grove with No Tombstone 1866-1933, Cemetery Deed, & interview with Vickie Johnson, New Bern City Clerk.

Death date for Ann Kilpatrick Rhem – Obit. from New Bern, NC newspaper, Weekly News, August 20, 1853; “Died in this county Saturday the 13th, Mrs. Ann Rhem, consort of Mr. Joseph L. Rhem, aged 20 years”

 

WILL OF JOSEPH L. RHEM

In the name of God Amen

I, Joseph L. Rhem, of the City of New Bern and the State of North Carolina, being of sound and disposing mind do make and declare this to be my last will and testament.

Item 1, I desire my Executrix here after named to pay my funeral expenses and just debts,

Item 2, I give to my daughter Martha, the wife of George J. Dudley Five-hundred dollars,

Item 3, I give to my son Joseph F. Rhem one thousand dollars,

Item 4, I give and devise to my daughter Susan, the wife of Nathan Tisdale, the tract of land whereon she now resides being the same land which formerly belonged to Calvin J. Herring, free and discharged from any and all incumbrances on the same.

Item 5, I give and devise to my children Kate, Caroline, and Joseph all the residue of my estate of every kind whatsoever.

Item 6, In order to enable to my Executrix to pay my funeral expenses and debts as aforesaid including the debts which is secured by mortgage on the tract of land given to my daughter Susan the wife of Nathan Tisdale, I direct and empower my said Executrix to sell at public or private sale all or any part of my estate real personal and mixed except the said tract of land given to my daughter Susan., the wife of Nathan Tisdale but I direct that my household and kitchen furniture now used at my residence in the City of Newbern shall not be sold until my other property has been exhausted to pay said funeral expenses and debts,

Lastly, I nominate and appoint my daughter Kate E. Rhem Executrix of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have lastly, I nominate and appoint my daughter Kate E. Rhem Executrix of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 26th day of July, A.D. 1881 J L Rhem (seal)

_

Signed and sealed in presence of us who at the request of said Joseph L Rhem and in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our hands

as subscribing witnesses

 

 

J.U Smith H.C. Stevenson

_

Recorded and filed March 14th, 1901 in Craven County, NC Superior Court _

Joseph Lane Rhem b abt 1825 d Mar 12 1901 md

1)Ann Kilpatrick on Oct 23 1847 and had the following children:

Susan Rhem b Oct 13 1848 d Dec 23 1928

Martha A. (Patsy) Rhem b Jun 2 1851 d Aug 28 1905

Amos Rhem b abt Feb 1852 d Sep 10 1853

2) md Sara Catherine Tucker Gooding b abt 1835 d May 23 1880 on Mar 6 1855 and had the following children:

Joseph L. Rhem Jr. b abt 1858 d May 24 1871

Sarah C. (Ella) Rhem b abt 1859

Kate Eula Rhem b abt 1861 d Jan 12 1943

Lula Newbernia b May 30 1862 d Sep 10 1867

John Rhem b abt 1864 d Aug 13 1872

Caroline W. Rhem b Jul 1869

Dr. Joseph Franklin Rhem b Oct 1871 d Mar 22 1924

Bertha Rhem b abt 1875 d Aug 23 1877

_.

Ann Kilpatrick was born in 1833. She died on 20 Aug 1853 at age ~20. May 2000 - Rhem-Waldrop Papers at the archives - PC 1510.1

 

17 March 1853 Alexander Kilpatrick of Craven gentleman to Joseph L. Rhem of Craven and his wife Ann - for $1.00 all my rights in a lot of land in Craven - ES Moseley Creek corner of Lot #1 in division of land of Worry Kilpatrick dec adj William Smith - 48 acres - being ¼ part of the lot laid off the James Kilpatrick in division of land of Worry Kilpatrick to which sd Ann is entitled

 

WIT F. C. Meets

 

NOTE: By 1872 Joseph L was md to a Sarah

 

Was this the daughter Ann married to Joseph L. Rhem?

 

 

Ann – Mrs. Joseph L – 20 Aug 1853 – WN – p 3 Col 1.

Known children of Joseph Lane4 Rhem and Ann Kilpatrick were:

                 104        i.    Susan5 Rhem[280],[281],[282] was born circa __ ___ 1848.[283]

Sarah Catherine Tucker.[284]

2)Sarah Catherine Tucker Gooding Mar 6 1855 b. abt. 1825 d. May 23 1880. 1st husband of Sarah Tucker was James M. Gooding b abt 1815 d. Jan 31 1853 and they were married Jan 19 1851.

From Sandy.

There were no known children of Joseph Lane4 Rhem and Sarah Catherine Tucker.

 

53. George W.4 West (Hannah3 Rhem, Jacob2, Melcher1)[285],[286],[287] was born on 7 Dec 1819 in Lenoir County, NC.[288] He married Martha Ann Rhem, daughter of Melcher Rhem and Alice Davis, on 4 Nov 1847 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.[289] He died on 14 Jul 1896 in Lenoir County, NC, at age 76.[290] He was buried in Rhem Cemetery, Lenoir County, NC.

Martha Ann Rhem[291],[292],[293] was born on 14 Jan 1832 in Lenoir County, NC.[294],[295] She died on 17 May 1861 in Lenoir County, NC, at age 29.[296] She was buried in Rhem Cemetery, Lenoir County, NC.

Known children of George W.4 West and Martha Ann Rhem were as follows:

                 105        i.    Hannah Florence5 West was born on 19 Oct 1848 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. (see # 86).

                 106       ii.    Inez West was born on 23 Jan 1851 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. (see # 87).

                 107      iii.    Georgiannah Ann West was born on 6 Feb 1853 in Lenoir County, NC. (see # 88).

                 108      iv.    William Washington West was born on 23 May 1855 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. (see # 89).

                 109       v.    Rudolph West was born on 4 May 1861 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. (see # 90).

 

Generation Five

 

 

65. Francis E.5 Rhem (Edward4, John3, Jacob2, Melcher1) was born on 26 Jun 1848.[297] She married John Bryan Kilpatrick, son of Bryan Kilpatrick and Elizabeth Burney, on 7 Nov 1871.[298] Francis died on 4 Feb 1888 at age 39.[299]

John Bryan Kilpatrick was born on 6 Feb 1836.[300],[301] He married Holland Elizabeth Pridgen, daughter of James Bright Pridgen and Helen Holland Tucker, on 8 Feb 1866.[302] John died on 11 Oct 1909 at age 73.[303],[304] His body was interred in Pitt County, North Carolina, in Kilpatrick Cemetery 2. John Bryan served in the Civil War - CSA, 3rd Serg., Company E, 27th Reg. Inf. He enlisted 10 April 1861. On the 1860 Census he was living with his sister Louisa and her husband Lemuel Hardy Mewborn and he was a schoolteacher.

Known children of Francis E.5 Rhem and John Bryan Kilpatrick were as follows:

             + 110        i.    Lula6 Kilpatrick was born on 25 Jul 1874. She married Walter Gatlin Chapman.

                 111       ii.    Daniel Kilpatrick was born on 2 Nov 1875.[305] Daniel died on 7 Oct 1898 at age 22.[306] His body was interred in Pitt County, North Carolina, in Kilpatrick Cemetery.

                 112      iii.    Edward Kilpatrick was born on 25 Apr 1877.[307] Edward died on 5 Mar 1945 at age 67.[308] His body was interred in Pitt County, North Carolina, in Kilpatrick Cemetery.

                 113      iv.    Lucy Kilpatrick was born on 27 Nov 1878.[309] She married Paul Moore.

Buried in a cemetery near Gardnersville, Pitt Co; grave moved and current location unknown.

                 114       v.    Moses Kilpatrick was born on 28 Sep 1880.[310] Moses died on 25 Dec 1943 at age 63.[311]

Married a woman from Newport News, Va in his old age. Lived in Newport News.

                 115      vi.    Emma Kilpatrick was born on 30 Dec 1881.[312] She married Sal ? Worthington. She died in Pitt County, North Carolina. She was buried in Riverside Christian Church, Grifton, Pitt County, North Carolina.

             + 116     vii.    Isaac Kilpatrick was born on 2 Mar 1883. He married Maggie Worthington, daughter of Lemuel K. Worthington.

                 117    viii.    Jesse Kilpatrick was born on 10 May 1884.[313] Jesse died on 10 Oct 1945 at age 61. His body was interred in Kilpatrick Cemetery.

                 118      ix.    Paul Kilpatrick was born on 1 Sep 1886.[314] Paul died in 1947 at age ~61.[315] His body was interred in 1945 in Pitt County, North Carolina, in Kilpatrick Cemetery.

 

79. Theresa5 Rhem (Mary4, Melcher3, Jacob2, Melcher1)[316],[317],[318] was born on 5 Apr 1853 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.[319] She married William Brice Pearce on 10 Dec 1868 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.[320],[321] She died on 10 Jan 1905 at age 51. She was buried in Lane's Chapel Cemetery.

P 563 – Deed of Gift – 10 July 1882 - John Rhem to Teresa Pearce of Craven Co – love and affection – tract both sides of Moseley Creek, S bank of the Neuse River, adj corner of the Lovick patent, Wright Morris, Alligator Branch, Wiley Kilpatrick, tar kiln, John Carlton, dividing line between William and James Kilpatrick, old mill –600 acres it being the tract sold by Warren Kilpatrick to Benj. Sutton and purchased by sd Rhem in the division of the heirs of sd Benjamin Sutton

Enrolled 11 Aug 1882, B. L. Taylor, ROD

 

There is an article on William Brice Pearce in the Craven Co Heritage Book called to my attention by David French.

 

From Sandy

Teresa Rhem was born April 5, 1853 died Jan 10 1905 (Lane’s Chapel Cemetery marker) Children of Teresa Rhem and William Brice Pearce:

Emily Jemima Pearce b abt 1869

Susan Ella Pearce b

Priscilla Ann Pearce b Oct 20 1870 d Jun 27 1936

Sarah Pearce b Sep 16 1874 d May 21 1946

John S. W. Pearce b Dec 19 1875 d Feb 12 1955

Nina Alice Pearce b Oct 8 1876 d Oct 27 1916

George Fletcher Pearce b Aug 10 1880 d Mar 26 1952

Willie Blossom Pearceb May 1884

Mary Allan Pearce b Feb 1889

David Crossin Pearce b Jan 1895

Sources: Lenoir County Heritage Book, Russell King 1850 Lenoir Co. Census, 1870 Lenoir Co. Census, Lenoir Co. Cemeteries Vol 3 Maplewood & Cedar Grove, obits.

Known children of Theresa5 Rhem and William Brice Pearce were:

             + 119        i.    Nina Alice6 Pearce was born on 8 Oct 1876. She married Zelph Hallan Kilpatrick, son of John Washington Kilpatrick and Elizabeth Oxley Daughety.

 

83. John Amos5 Rhem (Mary4, Melcher3, Jacob2, Melcher1)[322],[323],[324] was born circa __ ___ 1858 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.[325] He married Susan A. West, daughter of Alexander W. West and Elizabeth Daughty, on 15 Nov 1888 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.[326]

 

Lenoir Co BOOK 5

P 68 – Deed of Gift - 22 Feb 1883 – John Rhem to J. A. Rhem – natural love and affection – tract adj George West, James Daughety, Briar Pocosin, Blackledge, British Road, Canal ditch to the Neuse River, Weatherington, Snow Hill – 300 acres

 

LENOIR CO COURTHOUSE

 

Marriage Lic. - J. A. Rhem 30 to Susan West 23 - 15 Nov 1888 - WIT Lottie West, Geo West

 

 

MARRIAGES IN THE FREE PRESS

22 Nov. 1888 - Amos RHEM to Sue WEST-home of bride's father Alex WEST-Lenoir Co. 15

Nov.

 

From Sandy

Children of John Amos Rhem and Susan A. West:

John Rhem b Sep 24 1889 d Mar 1 1963

Ida Elizabeth (Lizzie) Rhem b Apr 11 1891 d Sep 28 1937

Melcher Atha Rhem Apr 1 1893 d Oct 22 1951

Willie Alexander Rhem b Dec 19 1895 d Nov 21 1969

Emma Rhem b Sep 1898

Sources: Lane’s Chapel Cemetery Craven Co. NC , Craven Co. Heritage Book, 1920 Craven Co. Census, obits.

Susan A. West[327] was born on 3 Jan 1866 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.[328] She died on 20 Feb 1913 at age 47. She was buried in West Cemetery, Lenoir County, North Carolina.

Known children of John Amos5 Rhem and Susan A. West are:

             + 120        i.    Ida Elizabeth (Lizzie)6 Rhem married William Arthey Phillips on 12 Jan 1910 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

 

Generation Six

 

 

110. Lula6 Kilpatrick (Francis5 Rhem, Edward4, John3, Jacob2, Melcher1) was born on 25 Jul 1874.[329] She married Walter Gatlin Chapman.[330] Lula died on 23 Jan 1945 at age 70.[331] She was buried in St. John's Cemetery, Grifton, Pitt County, North Carolina.

The following has no date and no indication where it came from.

Notwithstanding the bad weather, quite a large crowd gathered at St. John's Church last night to witness the marriage of Walter Chapman to Miss Lula Kilpatrick. At 8 o'clock G. B. Kilpatrick entered with Miss Eliza Harding who presided at the organ. Then L. B. Mewborn led the way down the aisle followed by John Burney and L. C. Quinerly as ushers. Next came D. M. Johnson with Miss Martha Harding, W. F. Harding with Miss Bessie Kilpatrick, Frank Burney with Miss Bessie Chapman, W. C. Mewborn with Miss Fanny Burney. Then came Miss Lucy Kilpatrick and Miss Eliza Chapman. Miss Lucy carrying the wedding ring on a silver tray. The groom came from the vestry room with Sim Chapman as best man and met the bride at the altar as she entered on the arm of J. W. Quinerly, where they were pronounced man and wife by Rev. J. H. Griffith. The bridal party left immediately after for the home of the groom, where a bountiful supper awaited them.

Collection of Ima Mewborn.

Walter Gatlin Chapman was born on 3 Feb 1872.[332] Walter died in 1934 at age ~62.[333] He was buried in St. John's Cemetery, Grifton, Pitt County, North Carolina.

Known children of Lula6 Kilpatrick and Walter Gatlin Chapman are as follows:

                 121        i.    Alton Slade7 Chapman was born on 8 Oct 1901.[334] He married Janie Manning.

Janie Manning was born on 24 Dec 1905. She died on 14 Jul 1972 in Pitt County, North Carolina, at age 66. She was buried in St. John's Cemetery, Pitt County, North Carolina.

                 122       ii.    Fannie Rhem Chapman was born on 2 Oct 1906.[335] She married John Bell.

 

116. Isaac6 Kilpatrick (Francis5 Rhem, Edward4, John3, Jacob2, Melcher1) was born on 2 Mar 1883.[336] He married Maggie Worthington, daughter of Lemuel K. Worthington. Isaac died on 10 Jun 1962 at age 79.[337] His body was interred in Pitt County, North Carolina, in Kilpatrick Cemetery.

Known children of Isaac6 Kilpatrick and Maggie Worthington were:

                 123        i.    Isaac Lee7 Kilpatrick was born on 10 Feb 1907. Isaac died on 16 Feb 1957 at age 50. His body was interred in Pitt County, North Carolina, in Kilpatrick Cemetery.

 

119. Nina Alice6 Pearce (Theresa5 Rhem, Mary4, Melcher3, Jacob2, Melcher1) was born on 8 Oct 1876. She married Zelph Hallan Kilpatrick, son of John Washington Kilpatrick and Elizabeth Oxley Daughety. She died on 27 Oct 1916 at age 40.

Zelph Hallan Kilpatrick was born in Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 15 Jan 1876.[338] He married Sudie Hill.[339] Zelph died on 4 Jan 1948 in Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age 71.[340] His body was interred in Lenoir County, North Carolina, in Kilpatrick Cemetery 2.[341]

Known children of Nina Alice6 Pearce and Zelph Hallan Kilpatrick were as follows:

                 124        i.    Ella7 Kilpatrick married C. R. Jones. Ella died in May 1993.

                 125       ii.    Georgia Kilpatrick married Henry Wooten.

                 126      iii.    Teresa Kilpatrick.

                 127      iv.    John Washington Kilpatrick married Jo Anna Barwick.

                 128       v.    Lewis Kilpatrick married Mary Jane Lane.

                 129      vi.    Alice Kilpatrick.

                 130     vii.    Virginia Kilpatrick.

 

120. Ida Elizabeth (Lizzie)6 Rhem (John5, Mary4, Melcher3, Jacob2, Melcher1) married William Arthey Phillips on 12 Jan 1910 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.[342]

Dowers, Divisions Book - Lenoir Co, NC

 

WEST, Adeline, Sarah Elizabeth WEST FAULKNER wife of G. J., Bessie wife of John RHEM, Lizzie wife of W. A. PHILLIPS, Melcha RHEM, Willie RHEM and wife Lutie, Emily Rhem HILL infant by next friend Alpheus HILL, Alpheus HILL - divide lands - Sand Hill - 5 Jan 1920

NOTE: It is not clear whose estate this was

 

am sending this 1920 census because it mentioned a Melcher_ Rhem

_

Craven County January 16, 1920 Census_ Third_ Township

232 John_ Rhem____________ 30_ Head of House

_______ Bessie___ "_____________ 29 wife

233 Melcher Rhem______ 26 rents_ Head of household

234 Willie_ Rhem___________ 24 Head_ of House

_______ Rudie__ "__________________ 35 wife

_______ Mary E._ "________________ 3_ 2/12

_______ Anna Belle_ "________________ 3/12

______

All general farmers

_

June - Cpzb4@aol.com.

William Arthey Phillips was born on 26 Nov 1870 in Craven County, North Carolina. He married Mary Etta Thigpen on 29 Jul 1896 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

Known children of Ida Elizabeth (Lizzie)6 Rhem and William Arthey Phillips were as follows:

                 131        i.    Willie Lee7 Phillips.

                 132       ii.    Betty Lou Phillips.

                 133      iii.    William A. Phillips.

                 134      iv.    Freeman Murray Phillips was born on 28 Dec 1912.

                 135       v.    Durant Rhem Phillips was born on 29 Apr 1917.[343] He married Thelma Clorita Arthur, daughter of Guy Monroe Arthur and Lillian Lee Creech, on 13 Jun 1940.[344]

He was of the Moseley Creek, Craven County, NC Phillips family.

Thelma Clorita Arthur was born on 8 Jul 1921.[345]

                 136      vi.    Amos Warren Phillips was born on 1 Jan 1919.

                 137     vii.    Durbert Ray Phillips was born on 1 Jan 1922.

                 138    viii.    Cleo Aldridge Phillips was born on 23 Feb 1924.[346] He married Janice Coleen Arthur, daughter of Guy Monroe Arthur and Lillian Lee Creech, on 1 Nov 1949.[347] Cleo died on 9 May 1949 at age 25.[348]

Janice Coleen Arthur was born on 10 Aug 1930.[349] She married Robert Lee Booth, son of Russell Lee Booth and Emma Thomas, on 7 Nov 1958.[350]

                 139      ix.    Susan Elizabeth Phillips was born on 17 Jan 1925.

                 140       x.    Barbara Emily Phillips was born on 10 Dec 1927.

                 141      xi.    Mary Grace Phillips was born on 24 Apr 1930.

 

 

Prepared by: Martha Mewborn Marble on 8 May 2007



[1] Deed.

[2]J. H. Jackson E. H. Rhem, (1860).

[3]Ibid.

[4]Ibid.

[5]Ibid.

[6]Ibid.

[7]Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble, Heritage Place, LCC, Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina.

[8]Ibid.

[9]Ibid.

[10]Ibid.

[11] Marriage Bond.

[12]Ibid.

[13]Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble.

[15]Ibid.

[16]J. H. Jackson.

[17]Ibid.

[18]Ibid.

[19]Ibid.

[20]Ibid.

[21]Ibid.

[22]Ibid.

[23]Ibid.

[24] Tombstone.

[25]J. H. Jackson.

[27]J. H. Jackson.

[28]Tombstone.

[29]Ibid.

[30]Ibid.

[31]J. H. Jackson.

[32]Ibid.

[33]Ibid.

[34]Ibid.

[35]Ibid.

[36]Ibid.

[37]Ibid.

[38]Ibid.

[39]Ibid.

[40]Ibid.

[41]Ibid.

[42]Ibid.

[43]Ibid.

[44]Ibid.

[45]Ibid.

[47]J. H. Jackson.

[48]1850 Craven Co, NC Census.

[49]Ibid.

[50]Ibid.

[51]Ibid.

[52]Ibid.

[53]Ibid.

[54]Ibid.

[55]Ibid.

[56]Ibid.

[57]Ibid.

[58]Ibid.

[59]Ibid.

[60]Ibid.

[61]Ibid.

[62]Ibid.

[63]Ibid.

[64] Lenoir County Heritage Book.

[65]Ibid.

[66]Ibid.

[67]Ibid.

[69]J. H. Jackson.

[70]Ibid.

[71]Ibid.

[72]1850, Craven Co, NC Census.

[74]J. H. Jackson.

[75]Ibid.

[76]Ibid.

[77]Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble.

[78]J. H. Jackson.

[79]Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble.

[80]Ibid.

[81]Ibid.

[82]Ibid.

[83]Ibid.

[84]Ibid.

[85]Ibid.

[86]Ibid.

[87]Ibid.

[88]Ibid.

[89]Ibid.

[90]Ibid.

[91]Ibid.

[92]Ibid.

[93]Ibid.

[94]Ibid.

[95]Ibid.

[96]Ibid.

[97]J. H. Jackson.

[98]Ibid.

[99]Ibid.

[100]Ibid.

[101]Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble.

[102]Ibid.

[103]Ibid.

[104]Ibid.

[105]J. H. Jackson.

[106]Ibid.

[107]Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble.

[108]J. H. Jackson.

[109]Ibid.

[110]Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble.

[111]J. H. Jackson.

[112]Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble.

[113]J. H. Jackson.

[114]Ibid.

[115]Ibid.

[116]Ibid.

[117]Ibid.

[118]Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble.

[119]Ibid.

[120]Ibid.

[121]Ibid.

[122]Ibid.

[123]J. H. Jackson.

[124]Ibid.

[125]Ibid.

[126]Ibid.

[127]Ibid.

[128]Ibid.

[129]Ibid.

[130]Ibid.

[131]Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble.

[132]Ibid.

[133]J. H. Jackson.

[134]Ibid.

[135]Ibid.

[136]Ibid.

[137]Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble.

[138]J. H. Jackson.

[139]Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble.

[140]Ibid.

[142]J. H. Jackson.

[143]Ibid.

[144]Ibid.

[145]Ibid.

[146]Lenoir County Heritage Book.

[147]J. H. Jackson.

[148]Lenoir County Heritage Book.

[149]Ibid.

[150]Ibid.

[151]J. H. Jackson.

[152]Ibid.

[153]Ibid.

[154]Ibid.

[155]Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble.

[156]J. H. Jackson.

[157]Ibid.

[158]Ibid.

[159]Ibid.

[160]Ibid.

[161]Ibid.

[162]Ibid.

[163]Ibid.

[164]Ibid.

[165]Ibid.

[166]Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble.

[167]J. H. Jackson.

[168]Ibid.

[169]Ibid.

[171]J. H. Jackson.

[172]Ibid.

[173]1850, Craven Co, NC Census.

[175]1850, Craven Co, NC Census.

[176]Ibid.

[177]Ibid.

[178]Ibid.

[179]Ibid.

[180]Ibid.

[181]Ibid.

[182]Ibid.

[183]Ibid.

[184]Ibid.

[185]Ibid.

[186]Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble.

[187]Ibid.

[188]Ibid.

[189]Ibid.

[190]Ibid.

[191]Ibid.

[192]Ibid.

[193]Ibid.

[194]J. H. Jackson.

[195]Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble.

[196]Ibid.

[197]Ibid.

[198]Ibid.

[199]Ibid.

[200]Ibid.

[201]Ibid.

[202]Ibid.

[203]Ibid.

[204]Ibid.

[205]Ibid.

[206]Ibid.

[207]Ibid.

[208]Ibid.

[209]Ibid.

[210]Ibid.

[211]1850 Lenoir Co, NC Census.

[212]Ibid.

[213]Ibid.

[214]Ibid.

[215]Deed.

[216]Ibid.

[217]1850, Lenoir Co, NC Census.

[218]Ibid.

[219]Ibid.

[220]Ibid.

[221]Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble.

[222]Ibid.

[223]Ibid.

[224]Ibid.

[225]Ibid.

[226]1850, Lenoir Co, NC Census.

[227]Ibid.

[228]Ibid.

[229]Ibid.

[230]Ibid.

[231]Ibid.

[232]Ibid.

[233]Ibid.

[234]Ibid.

[235]Ibid.

[236]Ibid.

[237]Ibid.

[238] Marriage License.

[239]J. H. Jackson.

[240]Ibid.

[241]Ibid.

[242]Ibid.

[243]Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble.

[244]J. H. Jackson.

[245]Ibid.

[246]Ibid.

[247]Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble.

[248]Ibid.

[249]J. H. Jackson.

[250]Ibid.

[251]Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble.

[252]Ibid.

[253]Ibid.

[254]Ibid.

[255]Ibid.

[256] Tombstone, Lenoir County, NC.

[257]Will of Simeon Simmons, written 12 February, probated 28 December 1896, Lenoir County, NC.

[258]Ibid.

[259]Tombstone.

[260]Will of Simeon Simmons, written 12 February, probated 28 December 1896, Lenoir County, NC.

[261]Deed.

[263]Will of Simeon Simmons, written 12 February, probated 28 December 1896, Lenoir County, NC.

[264]Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble.

[265]Ibid.

[266]Ibid.

[267]Ibid.

[268]J. H. Jackson.

[269]Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble.

[270]Ibid.

[271]Ibid.

[272]Ibid.

[273]Ibid.

[274]J. H. Jackson.

[275]Ibid.

[276]Ibid.

[277]1850, Craven Co, NC Census.

[279]Ibid.

[280]1850, Craven Co, NC Census.

[281]Ibid.

[282]Ibid.

[283]Ibid.

[285]J. H. Jackson.

[286]Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble.

[287]Ibid.

[288]J. H. Jackson.

[289]Ibid.

[290]Ibid.

[291]Ibid.

[292]Ibid.

[293]Ibid.

[294]Ibid.

[295]Lenoir County, NC Cemetery Records, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble.

[296]J. H. Jackson.

[297]John Bryan Kilpatrick Family Bible.

[298]Ibid.

[299]Ibid.

[300]Ibid.

[301]Tombstone.

[302]John Bryan Kilpatrick Family Bible.

[303]Ibid.

[304]Tombstone.

[305]John Bryan Kilpatrick Family Bible.

[306]Ibid.

[307]Ibid.

[308]Ibid.

[309]Ibid.

[310]Ibid.

[311]Ibid.

[312]Ibid.

[313]Ibid.

[314]Ibid.

[315]Ibid.

[316]1850, Lenoir Co, NC Census.

[317]Ibid.

[318]Ibid.

[319]Ibid.

[320]Deed.

[321] Craven County Heritage Book.

[322]1850, Lenoir Co, NC Census.

[323]Ibid.

[324]Ibid.

[325]Ibid.

[326]Marriage License.

[327]Ibid.

[328]Ibid.

[329]John Bryan Kilpatrick Family Bible.

[330]Ibid.

[331]Ibid.

[332]Ibid.

[333]Ibid.

[334]Ibid.

[335]Ibid.

[336]Ibid.

[337]Ibid.

[338]Interview with Dingle Kilpatrick Smith, Lenoir Co, NC, by Martha Mewborn Marble, 1988.

[339]Ibid.

[340]Ibid.

[341]Ibid.

[342]Marriage License.

[343]Parrott Hardy Mewborn family group sheet, by Joseph Parrott Mewborn with Ima Eula Mewborn and Stella Mewborn, Savannah, Georgia.

[344]Ibid.

[345]Ibid.

[346]Ibid.

[347]Ibid.

[348]Ibid.

[349]Ibid.