Family: Leonard Furr / Elizabeth Stutts (f2157)  [1, 2, 3



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  • Father | Male
    Leonard Furr

    Born  1758  Cabarrus County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Between 1830 and 1835  Allen, Copiah County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Married     
    Father  Heinrich Furrer | F10861 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Russena Rosser | F10861 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Elizabeth Stutts

    Born  1753   
    Died  12 Jun 1845  Lincoln County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Father  Jacob Stutts | F2201 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Elizabeth | F2201 Group Sheet 

    Leonard Furr, Jr.Child 1 | Male
    + Leonard Furr, Jr.

    Born  7 Oct 1777   
    Died  29 Mar 1845   
    Buried    Moore County, NC at Sowell Family Cemetery #278 Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Nancy | F1522 
    Married     

    Child 2 | Female
    + Elizabeth Jane Furr

    Born  1778  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1827  MS Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Isaac Smith | F10661 
    Married     

    Child 3 | Male
    + Jacob Furr

    Born  1785  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  After 1860  Lawrence County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Lincoln County, MS at Jacob Furr Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 4 | Male
    + Paul M. Furr

    Born  1786  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  12 Jul 1867  Hall County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Hall County, GA at Bryant-Furr Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Sarah Griffith | F10677 
    Married  1815  Franklin County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Mahala Thompson | F10682 
    Married  8 Jan 1850  Franklin County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 5 | Female
    + Catherine Furr

    Born  1787   
    Died  Aft 1870   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Joel Lawhon | F2158 
    Married     

    Child 6 | Male
    + D. Henry Furr

    Born  15 Mar 1790  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  26 Jun 1880  Lincoln County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Beauregard, Lincoln County, MS at Henry Furr Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Mary M. Pierce | F10679 
    Married     

    Child 7 | Male
    + Christian Jacob Furr

    Born  15 Aug 1792  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  30 Aug 1850  Lawrence County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Lincoln County, MS at Jacob Furr Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Catherine Pierce | F10684 
    Married  20 Oct 1812  Franklin County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 8 | Male
    + Isham Furr

    Born  1794  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1837  Copiah County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Elizabeth | F10695 
    Married     

    Child 9 | Female
    Mary Furr

    Born  1796  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  Carpenter | F10646 
    Married     

  • Histories
    Furr Family of Moore County, NC - Miscellaneous Records
    Furr Family of Moore County, NC - Miscellaneous Records
    The enclosed is a timeline and accounting of early Furr references in Moore County and Cumberland County.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1125] The Stutts Families and Their Descent from Jacob Stutts of Moore County, NC [Second Edition], Katherine Shields Melvin, (1986, Fred McLeod, Dudley, NC).

    2. [S1126] Descendants of Ulrich Stutts and Descendants of William Maness II Website [http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/a/n/Ken--Maness/index.html] and Ancestry.com [http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/39615729/recent], Charles Kenneth "Ken" Maness, 101 N Wedgewood Drive, Yacht Club Cove, Washington, NC 27889-9231, 252-402-5986, ckmaness@suddenlink.net.

    3. [S1144] North Carolina Furr Descendants [http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~furr], Bill Furr, 75 Oldfield Circle, Montgomery, AL 36117, bfurr1@charter.net.
      LEONARD I (1758 - 1835) was the first Furrer born in North Carolina. Since he was born at the same time his family arrived at Cold Water Creek, his infancy may have been a major factor in his father's decision to remain there. With this in mind, it is ironic to note that all but one of his children left North Carolina to settle elsewhere, and in later life he himself moved to Mississippi. Leonard I was only 11 years old when his father died in 1769. Although he received an equal value of the estate, he did not inherit any land. He purchased land in Moore County and farmed it. He married Elizabeth Stutts, sister of Paul I's second wife, Mary Stutts. They had eight children: Leonard, Elizabeth, Jacob, Paul, Henry, Christian, Isham, and Mary. While Leonard II remained in North Carolina, Paul left for Georgia, and the rest of the children moved to Mississippi. Sometime after 1810, Leonard I moved to Mississippi where he died at the age of 77. He was buried in Copiah County near Allen, Mississippi.

      DESCENDANTS OF LEONARD I

      The descendants of Leonard I were primarily wealthy landholders and merchants in Mississippi and Georgia. They were Protestants, generally of the Baptist faith. The descendants of Leonard I intermarried with the Pierce family of Georgia. They too enjoyed large families and long lives.

      SONS OF LEONARD I

      PAUL FURR (1786 - 1867)

      Was born in Moore County, North Carolina. He moved to Banks County, Georgia in 1811 when he was 25. Here he bought land from the Cherokee Indians along Hagan's Creek. In 1813, he was commissioned an Ensign by Peter Early, the Governor of Georgia. He joined the 374th Georgia Militia and fought in the War of 1812 at the Battle of New Orleans for which he later received a pension. In 1815, he married Sarah Griffith. They had 11 children. He slept on a bearskin prior to his marriage. Four of his sons and one of his grandsons fought in the Civil War and three died in that war. In 1837, his first wife died, and in 1850 he married Mahala Dobbins. He was 64 years old at the time. Dying at the age of 81, he was buried in Hall County, Georgia.

      HENRY FURR (1790 - 1880)

      Was born in North Carolina but moved to Mississippi. He owned a very successful plantation in Mississippi along the Little Bahala Creek. He married Mary Pierce. They had 11 children. When he died at the age of 90, his estate was valued at $40,000. Henry and his family are buried in the Henry Furr private cemetery, located east of Beauregard, Lincoln County, Mississippi.

      CHRISTIAN FURR (1792 - 1850)

      Was born in North Carolina but moved to Mississippi. He also owned a plantation on Little Bahala Creek. In 1812, he married Catherine Pierce. They had 13 children. So like his brother, Henry, Christian lived on Little Bahala Creek and married a Pierce. Eight of his sons and one of his grandsons fought in the Civil War and two died in that war. When he died at the age of 58, his estate which included five slaves was valued at $20,000. He is buried in the Jacob Furr Cemetery, Lincoln County, Mississippi.

      ISHAM FURR (1794 - 1840)

      Like his brothers Henry and Christian, was born in North Carolina and moved to Mississippi. In 1836, he bought 40 acres of land from the United States for $1.29 per acre. The land was on Fords Creek that joins Little Bahala Creek at his brother's property. He had five children and died at the age of 46. His brother Jacob was administrator of his estate.