Leonard Furr

Male 1758 - Between 1830 and 1835  (72 years)


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  • Name Leonard Furr 
    Born 1758  Cabarrus County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Tax List 1783  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1790  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1800  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1810  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1824  Lawrence County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    MS State Census 
    Died Between 1830 and 1835  Allen, Copiah County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1783 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC, Captain John Cox's District
      Leonard Furr listed as paying $10

      1783, Nov 1 -- Land Grant #2063, Cumberland County, NC
      John Cox received a 100 acre Land Grant located on Flag Creek including Leonard Furr's improvement where he formerly lived. Thomas Penn and Richard Crooper were chain carriers.

      1785, Aug 19 -- Land Entry #82, Moore County, NC
      Thos. Matthews and J. Hinson entered 200 acres located on Buffalow Creek adjoining Cockman, Furr and Cagle.

      1785, Nov -- Will Book A, List of Marriage Licenses Granted, Moore County, NC Page 382
      Leonard Furr is listed as the surety for the marriage of John Spivey to Susanna Smith and the marriage of John Stutts to Bathaney Spivey

      1786, Apr 4 -- Land Grant #117, Moore County, NC
      Leonard Furr received a 50 acre Land Grant located on the Buffalo Creek adjoining Richard Bean and including his own improvement. John Viner [?] and Stephen Richardson were chain carriers.

      1786, Apr 20 -- Land Grant #148, Moore County, NC
      John Henson & Thos. Matthews received a 200 acre Land Grant located on Buffalo Creek adjoining Furr and Cockman.

      1786, Nov 14 -- Land Grant #142, Moore County, NC
      Joseph Cockman received a 50 acre Land Grant located on Long Meadow Branch adjoining Michael Hill. Leonard Furr and Michael Hill were chain carriers.

      1787, May 21 & 23 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 152 & 157
      Leonard Furr served Jury Duty

      1788, May 23 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 198
      Leonard Furr served Jury Duty

      1788, Aug 19 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 201
      Leonard Furr served Jury Duty

      1788, Nov 18 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 211
      Leonard Furr served Jury Duty

      1789, Feb 21 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 226
      Leonard Furr served Jury Duty

      1789, Mar 3 -- Land Grant #1595 and #0184, Moore County, NC
      Leonard Furr received a 50 acre Land Grant located on the head of Long Meadow Branch adjoining Solomon Barret. John Spivy and Jacob Stutts were chain carriers.

      1789, May 18 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 228
      Leonard Furr served Jury Duty

      1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 155
      Leonard Furrow
      (16+) 1M
      (0-16) 4M
      5F

      1790, Feb 16 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 256
      Leonard Furr appointed overseer of road in place of Joseph McGee [no location given]

      1790, Feb 18 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 263
      Leonard Furr served Jury Duty

      1790, May 17 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 266
      Leonard Furr served Jury Duty

      1790, Nov 18 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 296
      Leonard Furr served Jury Duty

      1791, Feb 19 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 298
      Leonard Furr served Jury Duty

      1791, Oct 6 -- Land Grant #401, Moore County, NC
      John Spivey received a 60 acre Land Grant located on Buffalo Creek adjoining Bean. Leonard Furr and Jacob Stutts were chain carriers.

      1792, May 22 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 348
      Leonard Furr served Jury Duty

      1793, Feb 19 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 376
      Leonard Furr served Jury Duty

      1793, Nov 21 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 433
      Leonard Furr served Jury Duty

      1793, Feb 18-20 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 437,441 & 445
      Leonard Furr served Jury Duty

      1793, Aug 20 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 479
      Leonard Furr served Jury Duty

      1793, Nov 17 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 482
      Leonard Furr served Jury Duty

      1794, May 20 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 524
      Leonard Furr served Jury Duty

      1794, Aug 14 -- Land Grant #847, Moore County, NC
      David Allison received a 245 acre Land Grant located South of Bear Creek adjoining Leonard Furr. Leonard Furr and Jacob Furr were chain carriers.

      1794, Sep 22 -- Land Grant #0195, Moore County, NC
      John Hargrove entered 100 acres located on Buffalo Creek. Lenard Furr and James Morgin were chain carriers. Hargrove sold the warrant to Beyhue Sowell. [note -- never granted]

      1794, Nov 11 -- Land Grant #634, Moore County, NC
      David Allison received a 320 acre Land Grant located on the drains of Flag Creek adjoining Leonard Furr. John McDonald and Angus McIver were chain carriers.

      1794, Nov 14 -- Land Grant #549, Moore County, NC
      David Allison received a 602 acre Land Grant located on Buffalo Creek adjoining Leonard Furr, Neil McLeod, James Melton and John McKoy. Jacob Cagle and Neal McIntosh were chain carriers.

      1794, Dec 10 -- Land Grant #658, Moore County, NC
      David Allison received a 529 acre Land Grant located East of Horse Creek adjoining Leonard Furr. John McDonald and Angus McIver were chain carriers.

      1795, Mar 25 -- Land Grant #1178, Moore County, NC
      Leonard Furr received a 50 acre Land Grant located West of Flag Creek adjoining his own line. John McDonald and Angus McIver were chain carriers.

      1795, Aug 18 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 528
      Leonard Furr served Jury Duty

      1795, Dec 26 -- Land Grant #881, Moore County, NC
      Christopher Stutts received a 150 acre Land Grant located East of Bear Creek adjoining John Gilliam. Leonard Furr and James Mainers were chain carriers.

      1797, Mar 14 -- Land Grant #1372, Moore County, NC
      George Cagle Jr. received a 30 acre Land Grant located between Cabin Creek and Bear Creek adjoining John Cagle and Brownlow. John McDonald and Leonard Furr were chain carriers.

      1797, May 10 (written)/1797, Aug (probated) -- Will Book A, Page 192-193, Moore County, NC
      Will of George Williams
      wife -- Ann Williams
      son -- James Williams
      dau -- Nelly Williams
      son -- Jeremiah Williams
      son -- Thomas Williams
      son -- William Williams
      dau -- Mary Williams
      dau -- Sally Williams
      Executors -- wife Ann Williams and Leonard Furr
      Witness -- Everet Wallis and William Dunn

      1797, Sep 20 -- Land Grant #1076, Moore County, NC
      Beyhue Sowell received a 50 acre Land Grant located on Buffalo Creek adjoining Leonard Furr. Alexander McCaskill and John Cambel were chain carriers.

      1797, Nov 23 -- Land Grant #1269, Moore County, NC
      Leonard Furr received a 50 acre Land Grant located on the both sides of Buffalo Creek adjoining Leonard Cagle Senr. Christopher Stuts and John Spivey were chain carriers.

      1797, Nov 29 -- Land Grant #1423, Moore County, NC
      Everet Smith received a 100 acre Land Grant located on North of Cabin Creek adjoining David Allison and his own line. Leonard Furr and Levy Smith were chain carriers.

      1797, Nov 29 -- Land Grant #1424, Moore County, NC
      Levy Deaton received a 100 acre Land Grant located on both sides of Cabin Creek adjoining David Allison and Everet Smith. Everet Smith and Leonard Furr were chain carriers.

      1797, Dec 4 -- Land Grant #1903, Moore County, NC
      Leonard Furr received a 100 acre Land Grant located North of Bear Creek adjoining Needham and Everet Smith. Leonard Furr and Levy Smith were chain carriers.

      1797, Dec 9 -- Land Grant #1217, Moore County, NC
      Stephen Richardson received a 50 acre Land Grant located on Long Meadow adjoining Edwards, Myre, Henson and Furr. John Richardson and John Martin were chain carriers.

      1798, Nov 20 -- Land Grant #1436, Moore County, NC
      Leonard Furr received a 125 acre Land Grant located on Flag Creek adjoining Peter McLean. Jacob Furr and Leonard Furr are listed as chain carriers.

      1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 48
      Leonard Furr
      (45+) 1M 1F
      (16-26) 2M 1F
      (10-16) 1M 1F
      (0-10) 3M 1F

      1800, Jun 12 -- Land Grant #1688, Moore County, NC
      John McAulay received a 50 acre Land Grant located on both sides of Bear Creek adjoining Leonard Furr, Wm. Needham [formerly Simon Hart], and William Maness. Amos Maness and Nameliss Maness were chain carriers.

      1801, May -- 1798-1808 Trial and Appearance Docket, Moore County, NC
      Leo'd. Furr v. William Needham and wife

      1803, Aug 30 -- Land Grant #1848, Moore County, NC
      Leonard Furr Junr. received a 100 acre Land Grant located on both sides of Flag Creek adjoining Jacob Furr. Leonard Furr Senr. and Jacob Furr are listed as chain carriers.

      1803, Sep 18 -- Land Grant #1850, Moore County, NC
      Jacob Furr received a 100 acre Land Grant located East of Flag Creek adjoining John Cox, Leonard Furr, Thomas Graham and Charles Sowell. Leonard Furr, Senr. and Leonard Furr, Junr. are listed as chain carriers.

      1810 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 599
      Lenard Furr
      (45+) 1M
      (26-45) 1F
      (16-26) 3M 1F
      (10-16) 1M 1F

      1810, Aug 23 -- Land Grant #2034, Moore County, NC
      Charles Sowell received a 50 acre Land Grant located on Flag Creek adjoining Jacob Furr, Williamson, his own line, George Cagle, Graham, and Leonard Furr. George Cagle and Jeremiah Williams were chain carriers.

      1811, May 13 -- Deed Book 95 Page 25, Moore County, NC
      William Williams deeded Leonard Furr 50 acres located on Flag Creek adjoining Charles Sowell, George Cagle, Graham and Leonard Furr. James Dunlap and Evrett Wallace were witnesses.

      1811, Aug 1 -- Land Grant #2137, Moore County, NC
      Leonard Furr Senr. received a 300 acre Land Grant located South of Cabin Creek adjoining Thomas Graham, George Cagle, William Cagle, John Cagle, Jesse Brown, John Smith, Matthew Deaton, and John Needham. Christian Stuts and Isaac Cagle were chain carriers.

      1811, Aug 2 -- Land Grant #2145, Moore County, NC
      Jacob Furr received a 150 acre Land Grant located on the Pond Branch of Flag Creek adjoining Leonard Furr, his own line, Thomas Graham and Charles Sowell. Charles Sowell and Bartholomew Dunn were chain carriers.

      1811, Nov 9 -- Land Grant #2153, Moore County, NC
      Leonard Furr Senr. received a 40 acre Land Grant located on both sides of Cabin Creek adjoining William Cagle, Neil McLeod, his own line and George Cagle.

      1812, Dec 14 -- Land Grant #2196, Moore County, NC
      David Kennedy received a 200 acre Land Grant located on Bear Creek adjoining Neil McLeod, Leonard Furr, John McAulay, his own line and Brown. Hiram Kennedy and William Kennedy were chain carriers.

      1813, May -- 1796-1841 County Accounts, Moore County, NC Page 4
      Elkin Jones v. Leonard Furr

      1824 -- State Census, Lawrence County, MS
      Leonard Furr
      Lists 1 person over 70 years of age

      1830 -- Census, Copiah County, MS Page 123-B
      Isham Furr
      (70-80) 1M [Likely father Leonard Furr]
      (30-40) 1M 1F
      (10-15) 2M
      (5-10) 1M 1F
      (0-5) 1F
    Person ID I06429  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2013 

    Father Heinrich Furrer,   b. 6 Jul 1727, Oberlangenhard/Zell, Canton Zurich, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1769, Cabarrus County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother Russena Rosser,   bur. Cabarrus County, NC at Furr Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1751 
    Family ID F10861  Group Sheet

    Family Elizabeth Stutts,   b. 1753,   d. 12 Jun 1845, Lincoln County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)  [1, 2, 3
    Children 
    +1. Leonard Furr, Jr.,   b. 7 Oct 1777,   d. 29 Mar 1845  (Age 67 years)
    +2. Elizabeth Jane Furr,   b. 1778, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1827, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    +3. Jacob Furr,   b. 1785, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 1860, Lawrence County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +4. Paul M. Furr,   b. 1786, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1867, Hall County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +5. Catherine Furr,   b. 1787,   d. Aft 1870  (Age 84 years)
    +6. D. Henry Furr,   b. 15 Mar 1790, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1880, Lincoln County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +7. Christian Jacob Furr,   b. 15 Aug 1792, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1850, Lawrence County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +8. Isham Furr,   b. 1794, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1837, Copiah County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     9. Mary Furr,   b. 1796, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    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.
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F2157  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1758 - Cabarrus County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1783 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1790 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1800 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1810 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - MS State Census - 1824 - Lawrence County, MS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Between 1830 and 1835 - Allen, Copiah County, MS Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Map of Furr lands in Moore County, NC on Flag Creek, Buffalo Creek and Long Meadow Branch
    Map of Furr lands in Moore County, NC on Flag Creek, Buffalo Creek and Long Meadow Branch
    Highlighted tracts include Leonard Furr Sr. [YELLOW], and his sons Leonard Furr Jr. [BLUE], and Jacob Furr [PURPLE]. The [+] symbol indicates the location of Leonard Furr Jr.'s tombstone in the Sowell Family Cemetery.
    1785 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #142 - Joseph Cockman
    1785 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #142 - Joseph Cockman
    1786 Land Grant #117, Moore County, NC - Leonard Furr
    1786 Land Grant #117, Moore County, NC - Leonard Furr
    1789 Land Grant #1595, Moore County, NC - Leonard Furr
    1789 Land Grant #1595, Moore County, NC - Leonard Furr
    1795 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #881 - Christopher Stutts
    1795 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #881 - Christopher Stutts
    1795 Land Grant #1178, Moore County, NC - Leonard Furr
    1795 Land Grant #1178, Moore County, NC - Leonard Furr
    1797 Land Grant #1269, Moore County, NC - Leonard Furr
    1797 Land Grant #1269, Moore County, NC - Leonard Furr
    1797 Land Grant #1903, Moore County, NC - Leonard Furr
    1797 Land Grant #1903, Moore County, NC - Leonard Furr
    1797 Will Book A Page 192/193, Moore County, NC - Will of George Williams
    1797 Will Book A Page 192/193, Moore County, NC - Will of George Williams
    1798 Land Grant #1436, Moore County, NC - Leonard Furr
    1798 Land Grant #1436, Moore County, NC - Leonard Furr
    1803 Land Grant #1850, Moore County, NC - Jacob Furr
    1803 Land Grant #1850, Moore County, NC - Jacob Furr
    1803 Land Grant #1848, Moore County, NC - Leonard Furr Jr.
    1803 Land Grant #1848, Moore County, NC - Leonard Furr Jr.
    1811 Land Grant #2145, Moore County, NC - Jacob Furr
    1811 Land Grant #2145, Moore County, NC - Jacob Furr
    1811 Land Grant #2137, Moore County, NC - Leonard Furr Sr.
    1811 Land Grant #2137, Moore County, NC - Leonard Furr Sr.
    1811 Land Grant #2153, Moore County, NC - Leonard Furr Sr.
    1811 Land Grant #2153, Moore County, NC - Leonard Furr Sr.
    1791 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #401 - John Spivey
    1791 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #401 - John Spivey
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1372 - George Cagle
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1372 - George Cagle
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1424 - Levi Deaton
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1424 - Levi Deaton
    1847 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3456 - Thomas Brown
    1847 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3456 - Thomas Brown
    1811 Deed Book 95 Page 25, Moore County, NC - William Williams to Leonard Furr
    1811 Deed Book 95 Page 25, Moore County, NC - William Williams to Leonard Furr
    1797 Land Grant #1076, Moore County, NC - Beyhue Seawell
    1797 Land Grant #1076, Moore County, NC - Beyhue Seawell
    1797 Land Grant #0195, Moore County, NC - Beyhue Seawell
    1797 Land Grant #0195, Moore County, NC - Beyhue Seawell

    Histories
    1783 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain John Hunnicutt's Military Districts only]
    1783 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain John Hunnicutt's Military Districts only]
    Captain Cox and Captain Hunnicutt's[formerly Duckworth] Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society.
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    Results of DNA tests on the following families: Britt, Brown, Caddell, Cagle, Cockman, Furr, Horner, Hunsucker, Maness, McNeill, Melton, Moore, Morgan, Richardson, Ritter, Sanders, Smith, Stewart, Sullivan, Wallace, and Williams.

  • 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.