Family: James Muse, Jr. / Charity (F12484)  [1

m. 27 May 1755


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  • Male
    James Muse, Jr.

    Birth  2 Jan 1734  Prince William County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Death  1781  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Burial     
    Marriage  27 May 1755   
    Father  James Muse, Sr. | F12485 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Sophia Pope | F12485 Group Sheet 

    Female
    Charity

    Birth  5 Apr 1739   
    Death  Aft 1790   
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    Male
    + Daniel Brazil Muse

    Birth  11 Feb 1756   
    Death  Bef Nov 1789  Fairfield County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Spouse  Hannah | F12486 
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    + James Muse, III

    Birth  27 Nov 1757   
    Death  20 Jan 1843  Bedford County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Spouse  Nancy | F12873 
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    + Jesse Franklin Muse, Sr.

    Birth  26 Apr 1759   
    Death  18 Oct 1820   
    Burial    Moore County, NC at Muse Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Joyce Hill | F1376 
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    + Ferriba Muse

    Birth  28 Feb 1761   
    Death  26 Dec 1834  Franklin County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Spouse  Anthony Seale | F12845 
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    Elizabeth Muse

    Birth  26 Feb 1762   
    Death  Bef 1780   
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    Charles Muse

    Birth  5 Apr 1764   
    Death  Bef 1780   
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    Martha Muse

    Birth  Aft 1764   
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    + Mary Muse

    Birth  11 Mar 1767   
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    Spouse  Samuel Dunn | F12872 
    Marriage  c1784   

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    + Thomas Muse

    Birth  2 Jan 1769   
    Death  Aft 28 Oct 1850  McNairy County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Spouse  Martha "Patsy" | F12886 
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    + Charity Muse

    Birth  24 Nov 1770   
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    Spouse  James Burkhead | F12870 
    Marriage  13 Jul 1790  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location

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    + Lydia Muse

    Birth  30 Sep 1772   
    Death  Aft May 1811   
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    Spouse  James Isaiah Holcombe | F12871 
    Marriage  27 Aug 1791  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location

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    + Elizabeth Muse

    Birth  5 Aug 1774   
    Death  Aft 1850  McNairy County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location
    Burial     
    Spouse  Eleazer Burkhead | F12888 
    Marriage     

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    + Kindred Muse

    Birth  1776-1780   
    Death  2 Dec 1815   
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    Spouse  Nancy | F12882 
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  • Histories
    1826-1838 Supreme Court Case #2580 Burkhead v. Colson, Davidson County, NC
    1826-1838 Supreme Court Case #2580 Burkhead v. Colson, Davidson County, NC
    1826-1838 -- NC Supreme Court Case #2580, Davidson County, NC
    James Burkhead and wife Charity v. heirs of Joseph Colson. Suit was brought by Charity Muse Burkhead claiming that her mother Charity Muse and her brother Jesse Muse illegally sold a slave Rachel that was bequeathed to her in her father's James Muse's will. Rachel was sold on 6 Dec 1790 to Joseph Colson. She asked the court to grant her all 18 descendants of Rachel. Numerous affidavits and testimony were filed. Charity Muse presented her birthdate from the family bible. Thomas Muse attested that the handwriting was their father's. A marriage certificate was produced to show her marriage to James Burkhead on 13 Jul 1790 by William Dunn, JP. On Feb 15 1827, Thomas Muse and Eleazer Burkhead were examined at the home of Thomas Muse in Moore County, NC. The following were examined at the home of Brinkley Phillips in Moore County, NC on 18 Jun 1827: Thomas Muse Senior, James B. Muse, Betsey Muse, Elizabeth Phillips, Malcom Blue and Hymrick Hill. The following were examined in Montgomery County, NC on July 4, 1827: Samuel Dunn and William Hall. Additional affidavits were filed by James Dowd and Cornelius Dowd. Key findings: Samuel Dunn attested that he married the sister of Charity Muse Burkhead and he also stated that his daughter Rhoda married Green Burkhead, son of James Burkhead and Charity Muse. James Dowd stated that Charity Muse died 2 or 3 years prior to Jesse Muse. Thomas Muse attested that the last time he saw the James Muse family record it was in the possession of Eleazer Burkhead. James B. Muse and wife Betsey Muse and Brinkley Phillips and wife Elizabeth Muse Phillips, daughter of Jesse Muse, attested that Charity was given land and livestock in compensation for Rachel. Thomas Muse stated that his sister Charity was given 300 acres on Killetts Creek and a mare and a colt for compensation. A copy of James and Charity Muse's family bible was entered into the record also.

  • Sources 
    1. [S144] Dr Roger David Chambers, A Southern Legacy: Descendants of John Muse of Virginia, (2012).