James Calvin Myrick

Male 1791 - Abt 1880  (88 years)


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  • Name James Calvin Myrick 
    Born 12 Aug 1791  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1820  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1830  Lauderdale County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1840  Lauderdale County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1850  Lauderdale County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Tishomingo County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Abt 1880  MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I07821  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2011 

    Father Francis Myrick,   b. Jul 1758, Warren County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1842, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Mother Susannah Carroll,   d. 19 Jan 1840 
    Married c1782  Warren County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1832, Jun 7 -- Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty, File R7547, Francis Myrick
      Francis Myrick [age 74], Moore County, NC resident, applied for a pension. Myrick stated that he was born in Warren County in Jul 1758. Moses Myrick, brother of Francis Myrick and resident of Chatham County attested to Francis Myrick's War service. On 1853, Sep 15, John Myrick, age 66, son of Francis and Susannah Myrick, attested that Francis Myrick died Jan 10, 1842 and Susannah Myrick died Jan 19, 1840. Francis and Susannah were married about 1782 in Warren County, NC. They later migrated to Moore County, NC. On 1853, Sep 10/1854, Apr 22, Alexander Carroll, age 79[1854], attests that Francis Myrick married his sister Susannah Carroll about 1785 in Warren County, NC and that Francis died in 1842 and Susannah died in 1840. Their surviving children are Moses, John, Polly, Huldah, Rebeca, Permelia and James.

      1842, Nov 1 -- Deed Book 21 Page 468-469-, Moore County, NC
      Wyatt Williamson and wife Mary deeded Enoch Maness her 1/9 share of 600 acres owned by Francis Myrick Dec'd. located on Deep River adjoining James Garner and John Maness. Francis Myrick died intestate with nine children: Moses, James, John, Sally, Huldah, Rebecca, Susannah, Amelia and Mary. Hiram Williamson and Martha Williamson were witnesses.
    Family ID F2053  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sallie Richardson,   b. 1800,   d. Bef 1850, Lauderdale County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 50 years)  [1
    Children 
     1. Cynthia Ann Myrick,   b. 30 Mar 1818, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1900, Lawrence County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     2. Elias C. Myrick,   b. 1820, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Howard County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Nancy Myrick,   b. 1 May 1824,   d. 27 Jul 1907, McCulloch County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. John Richardson Myrick,   b. 1825
     5. Isham M. Myrick,   b. 1829
     6. Mary Myrick,   b. 25 Dec 1830,   d. 10 Jun 1907  (Age 76 years)
     7. Hiram S. Myrick,   b. 1835
     8. Francis S. Myrick,   b. 1837
     9. Sarah Myrick,   b. 1839
     10. Henry Myrick,   b. 1841
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2011 
    Family ID F2449  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Aug 1791 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1820 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1830 - Lauderdale County, AL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1840 - Lauderdale County, AL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Lauderdale County, AL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1860 - Tishomingo County, MS Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Lauderdale County, AL Surveyor Map
    Lauderdale County, AL Surveyor Map
    Alabama Huntsville Meridian (Northern Part of Alabama) -- S and W R1 T1 - S and W R17 T22 [Courtesy of Ancestry.com]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1129] Liz Moore [lizcmoore@hotmail.com], 1 Feb 2002.

      From: "Elizabeth Claire Moore" < lizcmoore@hotmail.com >
      Subject: James Calvin Myrick from Moore Co, NC born 1791
      Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2002 22:18:15 +0800

      Hello List,
      I am going to start listing my research on James Calvin Myrick born August
      12, 1791 Moore County, NC died Abt. 1880 in Mississippi ( Probably
      Tishomingo County)

      James Calvin Myrick was the son of Francis Myrick and
      Susannah Carroll of Moore County, North Carolina.

      He is listed on the 1820 Census of Moore County, NC
      1820 Census of Moore County, North Carolina.
      1 0 0 1 0 - 1 0 1 0 0
      1 male under 10
      1 male 26-45
      1 female under 10
      1 female 16-26

      James Calvin Myrick married Sallie Richardson, the daughter of William and
      Elizabeth Richardson of Moore County, North Carolina.


      In the 1820's we know that James and Sallie along with members of Sallie
      Richardson's family left Moore County, North Carolina, and arrived in
      Lauderdale County, Alabama.

      From a letter written by Hiram Richardson ( Sallie's nephew) on June 11,
      1884.

      " I was the oldest of fathers family and quiet young to have as clear and
      distinct a recollection as I have of the approach of a covered wagon train,
      mostly drawn by oxen accompained by many men, women and children, cattle ,
      sheep, hogs, chickens, turkeys,last but not least dogs. This was quiet a eye
      opener to me,. Uncle Stephen RICHARDSON, for whom your father was named,
      Uncle Isham RICHARDSON with their large families and their belongings, their
      brothers-in-laws, that is men who married their sisters,viz; Uncle Jake
      STUTTS, Uncle John MOORE, Uncle Jim MYRICK and Uncle Jake MCGEE with their
      large families came. Some married and had small families and brought their
      belongings from NC to begin life anew in the wilderness of a new country.
      They all arrived after a toilsome journey across the mountains, the
      unbridged rivers and unbroken forests."


      "Uncle Jim Myrick and Aunt Sallie reared a large family. Some went west,
      other are still in their old home country. Some may have gone to Tennessee.
      After Aunt Sallie's death, sad but true, Uncle Jim shortened his life by
      excessive drink. He died in Mississippi since the war. Not withstanding his
      weakness on the drink line, he was honest, truthful and industrious."


      James Calvin Myrick is listed on the 1830 census of Lauderdale County,
      Alabama as follows
      1830 Census of Lauderdale County, Alabama.
      J. C. Myrick
      0 2 1 0 0 1 - 1 1 1 0 1 0
      2 males 5-10
      1 male 10-15
      1 male 30-40
      1 female 5-10
      1 female 10-15
      1 female 20-30

      and on the 1840 census of Lauderdale County, Alabama
      1840 Census of Lauderdale County, Alabama.
      J. C Myrick
      1 2 1 1 0 0 1 - 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 5 Sons and 4 Daughters
      1 male 0-5
      2 males 5-10
      1 male 10-15
      1 male 15-20
      1 male 40-50
      1 female 0-5
      1 female 10-15
      1 female 15-20
      1 female 20-30
      1 female 40-50

      and on the 1850 census of Lauderdale County, Alabama
      1850 Census of Lauderdale County, Alabama.
      James C. Myrick 59 NC
      Isam ( Isham) 21 AL
      Mary 20 AL
      Hiram 15 AL
      Francis 13 AL
      Sarah 11 AL
      Henry 9 AL

      These are the children that I have listed for James Calvin Myrick and Sallie
      Richardson
      1. Cynthia Myrick born 1819 married Sims " Lewis" Fields
      I have 5 children listed for them.
      2. Elias C. Myrick born 1820 married Ann Elizabeth Porter
      Had at least 8 children. Moved his family to
      Hempstead County, Arkansas.
      3. Nancy Myrick born May 1, 1824 married James M. C.
      Scott. They also moved to Hempstead County, Arkansas
      and then moved on to McCulloch County, Texas
      I have 8 children listed for them.
      4. John R. Myrick born 1825 married Adeline Estes.
      They had 10 children I know of. John moved his family
      to Tishomingo/Alcorn County, Mississippi.
      5. Isham M. Myrick born 1829 married Mary Woods.
      Isham and Mary also moved to Hempstead Co, Arkansas.
      They had 4 children by 1860 census of Hempstead Co,
      Arkansas. I have no record after 1860. It is not known
      if Isham died during the Civil War. ??????
      6. Mary Myrick born Dec 25, 1830 died June 10, 1907
      Mary did not marry and she is buried in McCulloch
      Co, Texas.
      7. Hiram S. Myrick born 1835 died during the Civil War.
      Married Ella Elvira Merritt Dec 27, 1860. Had one
      child I know of.After Hiram died, Elvira married
      William C. Lewis Jan 2, 1867 in Hempstead Co,
      Arkansas. The one child I know of for Hiram S. Myrick
      was Mary Hester Myrick born October 24, 1861 she
      married John Dotson Laster.
      8. Francis S. Myrick born 1837 died in the Civil War.
      Francis married Hester Ann Parker Jan 4, 1859 in
      Hempstead County, Arkansas. Francis and Hester had
      3 children before Francis died. Hester later
      married Samuel J Richardson. She died in Marion Co,
      Texas.
      9. Sarah Myrick born 1839 nothing more
      10. Henry Myrick born 1841 nothing more.
      ( note* could be James Henry Myrick)

      James Calvin Myrick moved his family to Tishomingo Co,
      Mississippi and was listed on the 1860 census.
      1860 Census of Tishomingo County, Mississippi.page 172/482 in Danville
      J. C. Myrick 69 Farmer NC
      Mary 31 AL
      Sarah 22 AL
      James 19 AL

      Sallie Richardson Myrick died between 1850-1860 census.


      The State of Alabama
      Lauderdale County.

      Whereas by virtue of an order of suit from the ? of the Circuit Court of
      Madison County, State of Alabama issued on the 8th day of March 1851 to be
      divided, Commanding me as sherriff to sell the forecoming discribed property
      to wit:
      The west half of the south west quarter of Section 26 Township one, Range 9
      west. Containing 79 60/100 acres to satify said order of sale issued on a
      judgement to said court, rendered on the 8th day of May 1840, in favour of
      the Branch of the Bank of the State of Alabama, at Huntsville. And against
      James C. Myrick, William Stine and James J. Calahan for the sum of six
      hundred and sixty
      ---- dollars.----- and twelve dollars and fifty cents court damages, ----
      cost of suit.
      Now by virtue of said order of ----- I Winston P. Pettus Sherriff of
      Lauderdale County, Alabama did on the first Monday in May being the 5th day
      of said month, 1851, at the door of the courthouse in the Town of Florence,
      offer for sale to the highest bidder at Public Outcry the said " West half
      of South West quarter of Section 26 Township 1 Range 9 and containing 79
      60/100 acres, at which time, the Branch of the bank of the State of Alabama
      at Huntsville being the highest and best bidder therefore became the
      purchaser, thereof at and for the sum of Four Hundred Dollars, and the said
      " The Branch of the Bank of the State of Alabama" at Huntsville for valuable
      consideration having ---- it's agents and attorney's duly transfered to
      Elias C. Myrick and John R. Myrick the bid-----, and divided and authorized
      the undersigned to make ----- to them. Now----- this indebtors----- that I
      the said " Winston P. Pettus Sherriff as---- for and in consideration of the
      ---- ------ ------ hereby grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said
      Elias C. Myrick and John R. Myrick all the right ---- Claim, and interest
      which the said James C. Myrick on 31st day of January 1851, has in and to
      the above discribed and together with all the app---- ---- belonging or
      in any - - - taining, to have and to hold the same unto the said Elias C.
      Myrick and John R. Myrick there heirs and assigns forever.
      In Testemony whereof I have ---- ----- my hand and seal on the 27th day of
      September A.D. 1851
      Signed: W.P Pettus Sherriff
      Of Lauderdale County,
      Alabama.

      A Walk Through the Past wriiten by William Lindsey McDonald Page 158
      " In the Early history of Green Hill was a the " Gun Manufacturing Center"
      for Northwest Alabama. This area was ideally located on Jackson Military
      Road used by pioneers going into the new west who needed well-made weapons.
      Hiram Kennedy established a gun plant at Green Hill sometime after 1823. His
      father, David Kennedy, joined him around 1836. David had been a gunmaker in
      upper Moore County, in North Carolina. His father, Alexander Kennedy, made
      the long rifle during the Revolutionary War, first in Pennsylvania, and
      later in North Carolina. In 1840, eighteen men were employed at the Kennedy
      Gun Factory in Green Hill, slaves were used in molding the barrels. In that
      year, a total of 428 small arms were produced.
      Other gunsmiths were soon in business at Green Hill, including some who
      arrived with the Kennedys. Jacob " Gunner" Stutts shipped rifles by wagons
      and boats.
      James Calvin Myrick's farm and gun shop were near Happy Hollow on Shoal
      Creek. A Veteran of the War of 1812, his first wife was said to have been
      full-blooded Indian.

      Note ********* In Lauderdale County, Alabama there were two Myrick
      marriages I can not placed in a family.
      These could be children of James from a first marriage.
      Ashley T. Myrick married Elizabeth Higgins July 28, 1842
      Azel Myrick married M. A. Coffee Jan 4, 1842

      For further information on James Calvin Myrick
      Please contact LizCMoore@hotmail.com
      Thanks
      Liz Moore