Charles Furr[1]

Male 1780 - Bef 1848  (< 68 years)


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  • Name Charles Furr 
    Born 1780 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1810  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1830  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1840  Dallas County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Bef 21 Feb 1848  Dallas County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1805, Feb -- 1798-1808 Trial and Appearance Docket, Moore County, NC Page 10
      1805, Feb -- 1785-1868 Index to Trial Docket, Moore County, NC Page 36
      Charles Furr v. Jsiah & John Lawhon

      1806, Jan 27 -- 1796-1841 County Accounts, Moore County, NC Page 38
      Charles Furr appears on a list of uncollected county debts

      1808, Feb-Feb 1810 -- 1798-1808 Trial and Appearance Docket, Moore County, NC
      Robert Wilson v. Charles Furr

      1809, Feb-Feb 1810 -- 1798-1808 Trial and Appearance Docket, Moore County, NC
      1810, Feb -- 1785-1868 Index to Trial Docket, Moore County, NC Page 27
      Fanning Moore v. Charles Furr

      1810 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 618
      Charles Furr
      (26-45) 1M
      (16-26) 1F
      (0-10) 4F

      1815 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Charles Furr lists 270 acres at $200

      1816, Nov 12 -- Land Grant #2289, Moore County, NC
      William Barret received 25 acres located East of McLendons Creek adjoining Goodwin, Elijah Bettis Jur., McKenzie, Roberts, Stewart and his own line(that he purchased from Charles Furr). John Barret and Sterlin Carrol were chain carriers.

      1819, Aug -- 1796-1841 County Accounts, Moore County, NC Page 27
      Fine collected from Charles Furr

      1820, Nov -- 1796-1841 County Accounts, Moore County, NC Page 41
      State v. C. Furr

      1827, Feb -- 1785-1868 Index to Trial Docket, Moore County, NC Page 60
      Charles Furr v. A. Sowell

      1830 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 456
      Charles Furr
      (40-50) 1M 1F
      (15-20) 1M 1F
      (10-15) 1M 1F
      (5-10) 1M 1F
      (0-5) 1M 1F

      1830, Aug 19 -- 1823-1831 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 321
      1830, Aug -- 1785-1868 Index to Trial Docket, Moore County, NC Page 65
      State v. Charles Furr

      1831, Feb 22 -- 1823-1831 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Jesse T. Muse v. Joseph Furr
      Charles Furr listed as security

      1835, Apr 20 -- Land Grant Vol. 51 Page 485, Dallas County, AL
      Charles Farr received 40.15 located in northeast quarter of the southwest quarter of section 7 in Township 15 and Range 5 in the Cahaba land district.

      1840 Census Dallas County, AL Page 90
      C. Furr
      (50-60) 1M
      (30-40) 1F
      (10-15) 1M 1F
      (5-10) 1M 1F
      (0-5) 2M

      1843, Apr 3 -- Will Book A Page 328-330, Dallas County, AL
      Will of Charles Furr Dec'd. Heirs: Wife Nancy, eldest daughter Nancy, second daughter Malvina, third daughter Mary, son Joseph, daughter Elizabeth, daughter Emeline, son James, daughter Malinda, daughter Josephy, son Leonard, son William Rily, youngest daughter Eliza and granddaughter Susan Furr. Executor: Moody R. Ellis. Witnesses: Jesse Pitts, Daniel Prator and Christian Weisinger. Proven Feb 21, 1848.

      1848, Apr 19 -- Estate Book G Page 375-376, Dallas County, AL
      Estate of Charles Furr Dec'd. by administrator M.R. Ellis. Items were purchased by David C. Chambers, Wm. Riley Fur, John H. Chambers, L. Cranford, J.P. Walker, Hanson Raiford, A.F. Rogers, Wm. C. Capps and John Jones.

    Person ID I00021  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2016 

    DNA Tests  atDNA-149984 Living
    atDNA-158622 Living

    Family Nancy Sowell,   b. 1790,   d. 18 May 1874, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Children 
     1. Eliza Ann Furr
     2. Elizabeth Furr
     3. James Furr
     4. Joseph Furr
     5. Josephine Furr
     6. Malinda Furr
    +7. Nancy Furr,   b. 1806, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1884, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +8. Malvina Furr,   b. Between 1810 and 1820,   d. Between 1870 and 1880  (Age ~ 60 years)
    +9. Mary Furr,   b. 22 Apr 1810,   d. 8 Sep 1881  (Age 71 years)
    +10. Emaline Furr,   b. 1814,   d. 8 Apr 1892, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +11. Leonard Furr,   b. 4 Dec 1828,   d. 7 Aug 1860  (Age 31 years)
    +12. William Riley Furr,   b. 1829
    Documents
    1843 Will, Book A Page 328-330, Dallas County, AL - Charles Furr [page 2]
    1843 Will, Book A Page 328-330, Dallas County, AL - Charles Furr [page 2]
    1843 Will, Book A Page 328-330, Dallas County, AL - Charles Furr
    1843 Will, Book A Page 328-330, Dallas County, AL - Charles Furr
    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.
    Family ID F0011  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1810 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1830 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 21 Feb 1848 - Dallas County, AL Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1835 Land Grant, Vol 51 Page 485, Dallas County, AL - Charles Furr
    1835 Land Grant, Vol 51 Page 485, Dallas County, AL - Charles Furr
    1843 Will, Book A Page 328-330, Dallas County, AL - Charles Furr [page 2]
    1843 Will, Book A Page 328-330, Dallas County, AL - Charles Furr [page 2]
    1843 Will, Book A Page 328-330, Dallas County, AL - Charles Furr
    1843 Will, Book A Page 328-330, Dallas County, AL - Charles Furr
    1848 Estate, Book G Page 375-376, Dallas County, AL - Charles Furr
    1848 Estate, Book G Page 375-376, Dallas County, AL - Charles Furr

    Histories
    1815 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1815 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    Earliest complete tax list for Moore County. It is a very large file and may take additional time to load. Courtesy of James V. Comer and the NC Archives. [Located in Treasurer and Comptrollers Papers, Box 6. Moore County]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1067] Fay Hoodock [Fay@thalia.org], 19 Jun 2009.
      Comments: I am delighted to hear from you and see your impressive research on the Wallaces and kin. As you know, my ancestor Charles Furr/Farr of Moore Co and Dallas Co AL is my ancestor. Nancy, his daughter m. Isham Wallace and stayed in Moore. Charles and his wife Nancy split. She also stayed in NC with some of their children and he took several of the younger ones with him to AL...The story is that my Ggrandfather William Columbus Lee Farr was son of Charles' son who was a doctor (probably Joseph) who "Went to the Mexican War and didn't come back" WCLF married Amanda Harmon in Selma,post Civil War and she died when my grandfather Bonner Farr, their only child, was born. There are many stories, but most not proven.

      CHARLES FURR AND FAMILY MOORE COUNTY N.C. AND DALLAS COUNTY AL
      Compiled by Fay F. Hoodock

      CHARLES FURR b. 1784-90 mc.1805 NANCEY (thought to be daughter of CHARLES SOWELL of Moore Co NC , OR -- Roy Fair has done research on a JOSEPH FAIR beginning in VA, then to Moore Co NC on Horseshoe Bend. He is associated with Sowells in VA and NC, but he married NANCY CHOATE, a full blood Cherokee and was accepted into the tribe himself. Since Charles apparently named his first son Joseph. This is of interest too.. Roy's work is available on the Fair Forum). CHARLES FURR died Feb 1848 Dallas Co. AL where he had lived (near Orrville) since the 1830's. He left a will naming all his children and the Alabama records further identified them showing a divided family and raising still unanswered questions: Were Charles and Nancy divorced as some believe? He called her his wife in his will. Why did he take the younger children with him to Alabama (except for Leonard, the youngest)?

      Charles bought land in Dallas Co in September 1834. A William, Furr and wife Susan bought land in the same area in Dec. 1834. A Jesse Furr also there. Both William and Jesse removed from Dallas to Shelby Co, Jesse possibly later to Talladega, William to Wilcox.

      The census of 1840 Dallas Co AL shows C. FURR 1 m 50-60 (Charles); 1m 10-15 (William Riley, Charles' son b. 1829) ; 1m 5-10 ( Charles, b. 1832 Winny and Joseph's son) 2m under 5 (James, W&J's son b.1840 , and ?) 1f 30-40 (Winny b.1809); 1f 10-15 (Eliza, Charles' daughter married before 1850); 1f 5-10 (Winny's dau Susan). The unknown boy could have died before '50. Winny's husband is conspicuously absent But WLCF is yet to be born in July 1841, so he must have returned. (NOTE: This distribution is my own theory, but the people and their ages fit perfectly)
      CHARLES FURR's will probated Feb. 21, 1848 Dallas Co. AL names these heirs:
      To receive $5 each: My eldest daughter Nancy; my second daughter Malvina;
      My third daughter Mary; my son Joseph; my daughter Elizabeth; my daughter Emaline;
      My son James; my daughter Malinda; my daughter Jessaphy; my (son?) Leonard;
      My wife Nancy. Presumably, since the sexes are mingled in the record, they are listed in order of birth.
      To receive property: my son William Rily (3 parcels of land in Dallas Co.); my youngest Daughter Eliza (land and improvements in Dallas Co.) All personal property to be divided between William Rily and Eliza except for one white and black heifer to grand daughter Susan Furr.

      I assume that Granddaughter Susan is the daughter of a deceased son Joseph, and that some provision had been made for her mother Winnie's family, though not mentioned in this DAR copied record (this does not imply a Revolutionary ancestor. It seems to be only civil records copied by DAR members in Dallas Co)

      William Riley, b. 1829 NC who inherited land, sold it and went first to Tuscaloosa Co Al (census 1850) then to Monroe Co MS, where he died after 1880.He m1 (Susan?) Caroline Willingham and 2. Lydia Wells. James was apparently also in Tuscaloosa. This raises the possibility that they were related to Barnabas Fehr/ Farr of NC and that Co. This could also apply to Joseph Fair, who became Farr in Moore Co NC. The name Fehr, which is German, would have been pronounced much like Fair. A group of brothers from Lexington Co SC, originally Fehr or Fuhr, migrated to Shelby Co AL about the same time that Charles moved to Dallas Co, and there were connections between the two families. Furr/Farrs located in Dallas Co c1830-1850 also include William, and Jesse, who both patented land close to Charles near Orrville AL, but left, appearing next in Shelby Co. Jesse might be the one by that name who d. in Talladega Co. William moved back south to Wilcox Co which adjoins Dallas, and stayed there until his death, after 1880. In 1850 he had living with him two young Farr men, who were sons of Michael Farr of Shelby Co, one of the brothers from SC. James and Joseph, a doctor, too young to have been the Joseph, son of Charles, a doctor said to have been killed in the Mexican War , father of WCLF b. 1841. James and Joseph were sons of Michael Pharr of Shelby from the Lexington SC line. This Joseph has been said to have been killed in the CW. James and wife Mary Conwill later moved to Monroe Co MS near William Riley, Charles? son

      1790 Moore Co NC census lists JOSEPH FURR 1m 16+, 4m 16-, 3f. Lived no. side Bear Creek, probably in the vicinity of Grassy Creek
      1777 Land Ownership Moore Co Joseph Furr 100 ac. Along Deep R. below Horseshoe and along McLendon's Creek
      Joseph and Nancy moved to Burke Co and lived among the Cherokee
      Charles Furr had 270 ac worth $200 in 1815. Jacob Furr had 137 ac., and 313 ac :Leonard Furr had 235 ac.

      Additional information from Alabama about Charles Furr's children children:
      MALVINA (m. ENOCH WALLIS/ WALLACE);
      NANCY (m.ISHAM WALLIS)
      MARY (m.DEMSY SOWELL);
      ELIZABETH (m.LEONARD HAIN);
      EMALINE (m. QUINCY/ QUIMBY SOWELL);
      MALINDA (m.CHARLES KATZE); Possibly CATES
      JOSEPHY (m. NATHAN TAYLOR) ;
      Eliza (m. JOSEPH W. HOLDICK 1845 ) ;
      JOSEPH;JAMES; LEONARD and WILLIAM RILEY spouses not named ; wife, NANCY

      These identifications were further clarified when Charles' Moore Co. roots were discovered and the following information was added from census records and family traditions:
      MALVINA m. ENOCH WALLIS (WALLACE) she gave her age as 31 in 1850. This does not agree with her position given by Charles. In 1870 she gives age 60, probably closer to the truth. Children in 1850 and 1860 census: Hiram, Hamilton, Isham, Spinks Christian. Lived in Moore Co

      NANCY m. ISHAM WALLIS/WALLACE. B. 1805-6 Lived in Moore Co. Children: Westley, Quimby,Lockey/Lovedy, Emsley, Samuel, James, Sampson, Virgil, John. Isham, b. 1801 d. Jan 13, 1882 buried Flint Hill Church Cem. Just south of Robbins , NC

      MARY m.DEMCY/DEMPSEY SOWELL. Children: Jason, James, Sarah, Catherine,Emeline, Elizabeth, Thomas S.L. Went to Arkansas in mid-'50s. both died in Little Rock and are buried in Primrose Cem.

      ELIZABETH m. LEONARD HAIN not yet found

      EMALINE m. QUIMBY SOWELL. Lived Moore Co. Children: Anderson Lendo, Rebecca, Mary Malinda, Clarky A., Asa, Joseph E., Archibald, Jason, John
      B. Quimby b. Jan 7, 1809 d. May 2,1859 Buried Flint Hill. Emerline, wife of Quimby d. Apr. 8, 1892 age 78, bur. Flint Hill. [ note: Lendo
      Sowell ancestor of Louise Seawell of Charlotte NC, who helped me with this data]

      MALINDA m. CHARLES KATZE not yet found, unless

      JOSEPHY m. NATHAN TAYLOR probably in Dallas Co. c.1836. b.1820 NC. Listed as Margaret Taylor in 1850, age 30 b. NC [ brother William Riley had a daughter Margaret Josephine] Ch:William 14;Henson(?) 10 F ; Mary 6; James 6;Benjamin 4; Alonzo 2 all b. AL

      ELIZA m. JOSEPH HOLDRIDGE in Dallas Co. 25 Sept. 1845. He was son of William and Frances mnu from Laurens Co sc Possibly went to Pontotoc Co. Miss. Maybe the Eliza Houlditch who married Hearn.

      WILLIAM RILEY in Tuscaloosa Co AL 1850. In Monroe Co. Miss. 1860, wife Caroline Willingham. Children :Charles, Sarah, Bama, Alexander, John, Margaret/Josephine(1850/60), William, Pleasant, Silas, Adeline, Benjamin. Wife in 1880 Lydia E.( Wells)

      LEONARD stayed in Moore Co. In 1850 he was living with his mother Nancy b. 1790. Probably the one who married Louise who d.1853, son Riley d. 1857. Leonard d. 1860.

      JAMES probably in Tuscaloosa 1850

      JOSEPH not yet found. Joseph, probably Charles' son by that name, asked for relief from creditors, including Jackson McElroy, May 12, 1838 Dallas County Court. He is probably the doctor who according to family tradition, went to the Mexican war and didn't come back. If so, his wife was Winnie and his childeen are those listed below. I am looking at the McElroys as possible kin of Winnie because in 1880, she says both her parents were b. in Ireland , and there is a John McElroy living close by in Dallas Co, who was called 'Irish John', and was b. in Ireland . He is not old enough to be Winnie's father, but could be a brother

      Joseph is possibly my ancestor. Winnie definitely is. A National Archives advisor in Washington told me that at the time, doctors were not in the military but were private contractors. He could find no mention of Joseph. Probably he died of one of the prevalent diseases that raged during that time, maybe cholera. It doesn't seem reasonable to me that a doctor would simply leave his wife, as some have suggested, without taking his medical books with him, which was the case.

      In the Dallas Co AL census 1850 Boug Chitto: Winny Farr age 40 housekeeper b. GA, Charles 18 b. GA, James 10 b. AL , Columbus 8 b. AL , Johnson Richie 30 b. GA, Susan Richie 16 b. AL (Winny's dau)

      Also in Dallas Co 1850 was William Rainey 35 Physician b. NC; Sarah Rainey (nee Olds) 27 b. AL; Nancy Rainey 66 AL; Frances 16 NC; Pamelia 10 NC Whether Rainey is related hasn't been determined. He and Sarah apparently split. In 1860 she was lining with her sister and he was living in Winnie's HH. She is 51 born in NC, He is 46 b. NC, Her son (my G-Grandfather) Columbus 22 actually 19) overseer b. AL is the only other. Later, Dr. Rainey is found in Arkansas with another wife. In 1870, Winnie is in Talladega Co AL with Susan and family. 'Winsey's occupation was Midwife. Columbus served in the 29th AL Inf. through the Civil War, was captured at Franklin TN in the later years of the war and imprisoned at Johnson's Island in Lake Erie, paroled in the spring as 2nd Lt, a battlefield commission, and returned home where he married Amanda Harmon who died giving birth to their only child, Bonner in 1867, The baby was cared for by an unknown relative . In 1870 census Wilcox Co, William Pharr, 29 (William Columbus Lee Farr's age) appears as head of a HH with three adult children of William Pharr the elder, who never showed a son William on the census. It is said that Columbus became a bitter wanderer after Amanda's death, and is said to have raised horses and taken them to New Orleans to race, and other times was a riverboat gambler. He was reunited by 1880 when his son was 13 and came with his grandmother o live with Columbus, then running a pool hall in Madison AL. When they met on the street and Bonner introduced himself, his father knocked him down in the road. Thinking he had killed a man in a brawl at the pool hall, Columbus fled to unnamed relatives in Mississippi. 'where he had kin'. In 1880 Jane Finley Holdridge, widow of George, whose nephew Joseph W. had married Eliza Ann Farr, daughter of Charles of Dallas Co in 1845. Maybe they were the relatives who took him in. Abandoned in Madison Station AL, Winnie soon died leaving teenaged Bonner to fend for himself. Sometimes sleeping in the barn of a farmer for whom he worked he eventually became a locomotive engineer for the NC&StL, married and raised a family in Tennessee. Columbus married again in MS, Annie Derry who was just two years older than Bonner and They had children, Winnie Elizabeth, Conley, Thomas, Jones, Robert Emmett, Shelley, and Mattie, whose twin died as an infnt Columbus died in Bridgeport AL 26 Mar. 1922 Buried in Mt. Carmel Cem. His brother Charles died at the first battle of Cold Harbor, 1862. James possibly lived in Huntsville AL. Susan Ritchey had a large family of children in Talladega Co.