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

m. 27 May 1755


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  • Father | Male
    James Muse, Jr.

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

    Mother | Female
    Charity

    Born  5 Apr 1739   
    Died  Aft 1790   
    Buried     
    Father   
    Mother   

    Child 1 | Male
    + Daniel Brazil Muse

    Born  11 Feb 1756   
    Died  Bef Nov 1789  Fairfield County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Hannah | F12486 
    Married     

    Child 2 | Male
    + James Muse, III

    Born  27 Nov 1757   
    Died  20 Jan 1843  Bedford County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Nancy | F12873 
    Married     

    Child 3 | Male
    + Jesse Franklin Muse, Sr.

    Born  26 Apr 1759   
    Died  18 Oct 1820   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Joyce Hill | F1376 
    Married     

    Child 4 | Female
    + Ferriba Muse

    Born  28 Feb 1761   
    Died  26 Dec 1834  Franklin County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Anthony Seale | F12845 
    Married     

    Child 5 | Female
    Elizabeth Muse

    Born  26 Feb 1762   
    Died  Bef 1780   
    Buried     

    Child 6 | Male
    Charles Muse

    Born  5 Apr 1764   
    Died  Bef 1780   
    Buried     

    Child 7 | Female
    Martha Muse

    Born  Aft 1764   
    Died     
    Buried     

    Child 8 | Female
    + Mary Muse

    Born  11 Mar 1767   
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  Samuel Dunn | F12872 
    Married  c1784   

    Child 9 | Male
    + Thomas Muse

    Born  2 Jan 1769   
    Died  Aft 28 Oct 1850  McNairy County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Martha "Patsy" | F12886 
    Married     

    Child 10 | Female
    + Charity Muse

    Born  24 Nov 1770   
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  James Burkhead | F12870 
    Married  13 Jul 1790  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 11 | Female
    + Lydia Muse

    Born  30 Sep 1772   
    Died  Aft May 1811   
    Buried     
    Spouse  James Isaiah Holcombe | F12871 
    Married  27 Aug 1791  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 12 | Female
    + Elizabeth Muse

    Born  5 Aug 1774   
    Died  Aft 1850  McNairy County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Eleazer Burkhead | F12888 
    Married     

    Child 13 | Male
    + Kindred Muse

    Born  1776-1780   
    Died  2 Dec 1815   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Nancy | F12882 
    Married     

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