William Searcy

Male 1754 - 1841  (87 years)


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  • Name William Searcy 
    Born 27 May 1754  Granville County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1790-1810  Randolph County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1830-1840  Chatham County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _MILT Revolutionary War Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 20 Oct 1841 
    Notes 
    • 1790 -- Census, Randolph County, NC Page 291
      William Searcey
      (16+) 1M
      (0-16) 2M
      5F

      1800 -- Census, Randolph County, NC Page 340
      William Searcy
      (45+) 1M
      (26-45) 1F
      (16-26) 1M 2F
      (10-16) 1F
      (0-10) 1M 3F

      1810 -- Census, Randolph County, NC Page 54
      William Searcy
      (45+) 1M 1F
      (26-45) 1M
      (16-26) 1M 1F
      (10-16) 1F
      (0-10) 1M 1F

      1830 -- Census, Chatham County, NC Page 449
      William Searcy
      (70-80) 1M 1F
      (40-50) 1F

      1832, Aug 13 -- Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty, File R9342 William Searcy
      William Searcy (age 78), resident of Chatham County, NC applied for a pension. He testified that he was born in May 27, 1754 in Granville County, NC. At the time of the Revolution he was living at Searcy's Ford on Deep River in Guilford County [now Randolph] and now lives within 2.5 miles of the place in Chatham County. He joined Capt. John Williams' company of Light Horse from Granville County in Feb 1777 at the Chatham County courthouse. Later was ordered to return to Deep River to raise a party of rangers to suppress the Tory party operating the area. In 1781, his house was plundered by Tories under the command of David Fanning and his personal effects were destroyed or stolen. Nicholas Nall, Enoch Spinks (clergyman), James Johnston and Peter Craven (age 88 in 1833) testified they were acquainted with William Searcy and he served in the Revolutionary War. Sarah Searcy (age 84 in 1845), widow of William Searcy Dec'd., filed a claim on Apr 15, 1847. Eli Lambert, David F. Moore, Carey Searcy (daughter of William and Sarah), William Kidd (age 46 in 1847) and Olive Pearce (age 75 in 1845) submitted affidavits of support. A page from the family bible was submitted to show: Sarah Searsy, wife of William, was born Sep 11, 1760; Mary Searsy was born Jan 15, 1780; Peter Searsy was born Feb 6, 1782; Elisabeth Searsy was born Feb 5, 1784; Cary Searsy was born Nov 19, 1787; Aaron Searsy was born May 7, 1790 and Sarah Searsy was born Mar 12, 1793.

      1840 -- Census, Chatham County, NC Page 187
      Cary Searcy
      (80-90) 1M 1F
      (40-50) 1F


    Person ID I21171  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2017 

    Father William Searcy,   b. 1723, Nottingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Feb and May 1776, Guilford County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Keziah,   b. 1725, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1063  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah,   b. 11 Sep 1760 
    Married 30 Mar 1779  Guilford County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Searcy,   b. 15 Jan 1780
     2. Peter Searcy,   b. 6 Feb 1782
     3. Elizabeth Searcy,   b. 5 Feb 1784
     4. Cary Searcy,   b. 19 Nov 1787
     5. Aaron Searcy,   b. 7 May 1790
    +6. Sarah Searcy,   b. 12 Mar 1793,   d. 5 Feb 1852  (Age 58 years)
    Family ID F6438  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 May 1754 - Granville County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Mar 1779 - Guilford County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1790-1810 - Randolph County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1830-1840 - Chatham County, NC Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1823 Will, Randolph County, NC - Will of Windsor Pearce
    1823 Will, Randolph County, NC - Will of Windsor Pearce
    1776 Will, Guilford County, NC - Will of William Searcy
    1776 Will, Guilford County, NC - Will of William Searcy
    1776, Feb 4 [written] -- Will of William Searcey, Guilford County NC
    1776. May [proven]
    Heirs: wife Kezia; son William Searcy; daughters Keron Searcy and Mary Pearce; granddaughter Mary Pearce
    Witnesses: Arthur Smith, James Whittel and Adam Marmosh
    1783 Land Grant, Guilford County, NC #1032 - Cornelius Latham
    1783 Land Grant, Guilford County, NC #1032 - Cornelius Latham

    Histories
    1788 Petition, Randolph County, NC - Courthouse
    1788 Petition, Randolph County, NC - Courthouse
    1788, Nov 20 -- Nov 1788-Dec 1788, General Assembly Session Records Box 2, Folder 1

    To the Honourable the Gennerall Assembly for the State of North Carolina
    The Petition of the Inhabitance of Randolph County Humbly Sheweth That a Number of them Labour at a Great Disadvantage in Attending on Public Meetings Owing to the Place Whare the Coarte is held being so fare from the Center of the said County We your Humble Petitioners Beg that your Honourable Boddy Would Pass an Act Directing that Commishoners be Appointed for the Purpose of Centering the Said County & Erecting the Publick Buildings At or Neare the Center of the Said County and We your Petitioners are Ever Bound to Pray etc. [selected signers] Richard Bird, William Bird, Nimrod Brewer, Arther Reade, Isaac Redfarn, Jas. Ledlow, Jas. Lathem Junr., Wm. Reade Junr., Jno. Williamson, Wm. Needham, Math. Deaton, Eldrig Deaton, Windsor Pearce, Joseph Hix, Arther Smith, Michall Andrews, Howell Brewer Sen., Wm. Richeson, Jno. Lathem, Wm. Lathem, Drury Richeson, Jas. Needham, William Smotherman, Cornelias Lathom, Thoms. Cost Sen., Thos. Cost Junr., Jas. Lathom Senr., Johnson Lathom, William Searcy, Joseph Carr, Wm. Neadom, John Garner, Rolle Spinks, John Pearce, John Read, Wm. Argo, Robt. Carr, John Deaton, John Spinks, Lewis Spinks, Garrot Spinks, Enoch Spinks, William Read, Adam Andrews, Davis Andrews, Charles Stewart, William Pearce, Thos. Waddill, Dennis Carpender, John Needham Senr. and Wm. Smith.

    1785 Petition, Randolph County, NC and Moore County, NC
    1785 Petition, Randolph County, NC and Moore County, NC
    1785, Dec 6 -- Petition, Nov 1785-Dec 1785 General Assembly Session Records, Box 1 Folder 7
    Only the petition was included. No details but speculation is that it was a petition to erect a courthouse in the center of Randolph County, NC. Signers: [selected signers from Randolph County page 1 and 3] William Reader, John Graves, Evachel Hancock, John Lawley, Elisha Lawley, Uriah Wright and Nathanl. Tucker. The names listed on the second page are largely from Moore County and are listed in their entirety: Isaac Dun, William Dunn, William Smith, Bartholomew Dunn, John McAulay, Alexander Morrison, George Grimes, Bartholomew Dunn Junr., Normand McLeod, Nicolas Newton Senr., Allan Morison, Malcom McLeod, John Kees, George Ceagle [Cagle], Thomas Kees, Nathanyel Melton, William Kees, Richard Dunn Junr., Moses Keys, William Keys, Benja. Simmons, Jesse Brown, Vincent Davis, Averit Smith, William Maness, James Maness, John Shuffield Junr., David Davison, Ambrose Maness, Joseph Cockman, Wm. Smith Senr., Wm. Smith Junr., John Smith, Samuel Tidwell, John Cagle, Jacob Stutts Jur., Isom Smith, George Cagil, Thoms. Minyard, David Cagel, Nicolas Wallis, Stephen Richardson, Normand McLean, John Allin, Adam Shuffield, John Caringer, John Shuffield Senr., Isom Shuffield, Shadrack Manes, Meshach Manes, Hezekiah Dunn, James Munyard, Henry Cagle, Jacob Caringer, William Dunn, Nathan Smith, Jacob Stutts Senr., Richard Dunn Sen., John Morison, Murdoch McLeod, Hector McLean, James Bowdon, Travis Bowdon, Windsor Pearce, John Pearce, Gideon Meakins, John Caneday, Willm. Searcy, John Reade, Charles Stewart, Micaj. Hendry, John Garner, Edward Moore, Rolley Spinks, Alexd. Kanedy, David Kanedy, James Garner, Joseph Carr, Robt. Carr, John Spivey, James Mallett [?], Christopher Yow, John Spinks, Wm. Reade, Jessy Pitts, George Carringer Junr., John London [?], George Caringer Sen., Wm. Harris, Charles Grey, David Andres, John Powers, Adam Andres, Wm. Williams, Richd. Bird, James Deaton, Wm. Bird, Isaac Deaton [?], John Cagle and Elias Allred. [Editor's Note: While we can't be certain that these are in fact signers of the Randolph County petition we have been unable to locate a similar one for Moore County during the same time frame. Some of these names appear to be actual signatures while others are clearly written by the same person as other names around them. The Randolph County petition suffered from similar challenges including some signers that would be under 21 years old. Regardless, this is quite a list of northern Moore County residents during the late 1780's.]
    1790 Petition, Randolph County, NC - Courthouse Relocate
    1790 Petition, Randolph County, NC - Courthouse Relocate
    1790, Nov 22 -- Nov 1790-Dec 1790 General Assembly Records Box 3 Folder 26
    Petition to relocate courthouse to center of the county. Signers include: William Searcy, William Bowden, Edward Waddel, James Presnol, William Wright, Joseph Wright, John Graves, William Graves, Richard Graves, John Latham, John Larrance, Evachel Handcock, John Handcock, Enoch Spinks, Rolli Spinks, John Reed, Lambert Reed, Wm. Reed, George Onslot, John Onslot, John Larrance, Wm. Reeder, Jno. Reed Junr., James Graves, Samuel Graves, Thos. Cost Senr., Thomas Cost Junr., John Vanever, John Argo, William Argo, Amanuel Azbel, Elisha Lolly and Jno. Lolly.