James Muse, Jr.

Male 1734 - 1781  (46 years)


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  • Name James Muse 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 2 Jan 1734  Prince William County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1781  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1753, Sep 11 -- 1752-1758 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Orange County, NC Page 35
      James Muse Senr. deeded his son James Muse Junr. his entire estate. Giles Tillet, Charles Seal and Alexander Going were witnesses.

      1755 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      James Muse Junr. listed 1 white poll

      1755, Jul 15 -- Deed Book 1 Page 29-31, Cumberland County, NC
      James Muse Jr. deeded James Muse Sr. all the estate formerly deeded by James Muse Sr. to James Muse Jr. Jacob Blocker and James Nicol were witnesses.

      1758, Mar 30 -- Deed Book 1 Page 241-242, Cumberland County, NC
      Will of James Muse, Dec'd. Heirs: wife Sophia, son James Muse [negro girl Penelope], daughter Liddy Ceal [negro Benjamin], son Thomas Muse [negro Nell], son Daniel Muse [negro Lucy], daughter Anne Muse [negro Belinda], daughter Annabarbury Muse, daughter Sophia Pope Runnels and her son William Ceal Muse. Executors: wife, son James Muse and Charles Ceal. Witnesses: Robert Dickinson, James Bain and Isaac Dickinson.

      1761, Feb 19 -- 1759-1765 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      Ordered that a road be laid from the mouth of Fork Creek to Captain Collins' road near Joseph Dunham's and the following appointed commissioners: Wm. Morgan, Thomas Knight, James Muse and Abel Lea.

      1761, May 21 -- 1759-1765 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      James Muse appointed constable from Beaver Creek to McClendons Creek and Wm. Arrington appointed constable from McClendons Creek to the upper bounds of the county including all within the Yadkin Road.

      1762, May 15 -- Deed Book 2 Page 121, Cumberland County, NC
      Charles Findly deeded Sterling Carroll 80 acres located south of Deep River at Cannon Landing being land that formerly belonged to James Barton. James Muse and Isaac Ramsay were witnesses.

      1762, May 17 -- Deed Book 2 Page 139, Cumberland County, NC
      Farquard Campbell deeded James Muse 150 acres located on McLendons Creek including Jonathan Ritchinson's improvement. John Overton was a witness.

      1764, May 18 -- 1759-1765 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      Ordered that James Muse be appointed constable in place of Jonathin Ritchison.

      1764, Nov 9 -- Land Grant #498 and #679, Cumberland County, NC
      James Muse received 250 acres located on McLendons Creek.

      1764, Nov 16 -- Land Grant #509 and #690, Cumberland County, NC
      James Muse received 150 acres located west of McLendons Creek and west of the Cane Patch adjoining his own line.

      1765, Feb 20 -- 1759-1765 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      James Muse ordered to return two negroes to Susannah Lawson that he had taken from her unlawfully.

      1765, Feb 22 -- 1759-1765 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      James Muse recorded his brand and mark.

      1765, Feb 23 -- 1759-1765 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      Joseph Carr appointed road overseer in place of James Muse.

      1765, Apr 23 -- Deed Book 2 Page 544, Cumberland County, NC
      James Muse secured a mortgage with John Overton for the following properties: 2 plantations on McLendons Creek in 2 surveys; 150 acres that was patented to Farqd. Campbell including Jonathan Rittenhouse's improvement; tract of land where James Muse now lives, patented to Muse; 150 acres on on Killetts Creek including mouth of Mill Swamp, patented to Charles Seal; 150 acres on upper plantation of the creek; 200 acres on Killetts Creek patented to James Muse. Security was negro girl named Pinnillipe. Joseph Stubbs and John Carroll were witnesses. Paid Sep 24, 1767.

      1765, May 11 -- Deed Book 2 Page 521, Cumberland County, NC
      John Smith (Sandhill) and Sarah Smith deeded Richard Tullos 200 acres located west of Mill Creek adjoining his old survey called the Mill land near Donahoe's line. James Cheney and James Muse were witnesses.

      1766, Apr 15 -- Land Grant #1455, Cumberland County, NC
      James Muse received 250 acres located on Killetts Creek adjoining his own line. Jacob McClendall and John Howel were chain carriers.

      1766, Aug 19 -- Deed Book 3 Page 27, Cumberland County, NC
      Charles Seale deeded James Muse 150 acres located on both sides of McLendons Creek. Richard Grove and William Seale were witnesses.

      1766, Sep 23 -- Land Grant #579 and 760, Cumberland County, NC
      James Muse received 300 acres located on McLendons Creek adjoining William Killett and John Wear.

      1767 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      James Muse listed 1 white poll

      1767, Apr 4 -- Land Grant #1441, Cumberland County, NC
      James Muse received 200 acres located on McLendons Creek on the land ridge mile below mouth of Mill Creek [Mill Swamp]. James Muse and Robt. Edwards were chain carriers.

      1767, May 2 -- Deed Book 3 Page 116, Cumberland County, NC
      Thomas Minard and wife Mary deeded Joseph Carr 200 acres located west of Richland Creek. William Seale and James Muse were witnesses.

      1767, Oct 17 -- Deed Book 3 Page 146, Cumberland County, NC
      James Muse deeded William Mears 100 acres located on a branch of McLendons Creek adjoining Francis Striplin and John Mairs including George Feagan's plantation at ford of Anderson's old path. George Feagan, Henry Dean and Thomas Rutherford were witnesses.

      1767, Oct 27 -- Deed Book 3 Page 290, Cumberland County, NC
      Leavin Ainsworth deeded James Collins 50 acres located north of Deep River adjoining Governor [Johnston] and Moore. James Muse and Conner Dowd were witnesses.

      1768, Jul 20 -- Deed Book 3 Page 227, Cumberland County, NC
      Mary Dickenson deeded Willis Dickinson 150 acres located south of Deep River, a mile above Buck Creek. Part of the 300 acres patented to Thomas Armstrong 1747 and sold to Robert Dickinson Dec'd. Robert Dickinson and James Muse were witnesses.

      1768, Sep 27 -- Land Grant #862, Cumberland County, NC
      Robert Edwards received 250 acres located on McLendons Creek adjoining Thomas McClendon and James Muse. William Seale and George Feagin Senr. were chain carriers.

      1768, Dec 22 -- Land Grant #855, Cumberland County, NC
      James Muse received 150 acres located on Killets Creek.

      1769, Mar 20 -- Deed Book 3 Page 403, Cumberland County, NC
      John Medlin deeded Joseph Dunn 100 acres located on Richland Creek adjoining Joseph Dunn, Weir and Henry Atkinson. James Muse and Benjamin Atkinson were witnesses.

      1769, Sep 16 -- Deed Book 3 Page 427, Cumberland County, NC
      Thomas McClendon deeded William Richardson 125 acres located on both sides of McLendons Creek adjoining Jerome Miller and Farquard Campbell. John Stewart and James Muse were witnesses.

      1769, Sep 28 -- Land Grant #1003, Cumberland County, NC
      William Mears received 100 acres located west of Killetts Creek and on Quarry Branch of McLendons Creek adjoining James Muse and Killett. John Howel and James Muse were chain carriers.

      1769, Oct 23 -- Deed Book 4 Page 19, Cumberland County, NC
      James Muse deeded John Howell 250 acres located on Killets Creek near Weirs Branch. Patented to James Muse 1767. William Garner and Thomas Rutherford were witnesses.

      1769, Nov 7 -- Land Grant #0444, Cumberland County, NC
      Thomas Seale received 150 acres located on upper side of Buck Creek adjoining Ferquhard Campbell. Francis Stribling and James Muse were chain carriers. [Editor's Note: Never granted]

      1769, Nov 7 -- Land Grant #1000, Cumberland County, NC
      Elijah Bettis received 200 acres located opposite of the mouth of Lick Branch on McLendons Creek adjoining James Muse. Francis Stribling and James Muse were chain carriers.

      1769, Dec 16 -- Land Grant #938, Cumberland County, NC
      James Muse received 150 acres located on Quarry Branch of McLendons Creek adjoining his own line.

      1769, Dec 16 -- Land Grant #939, Cumberland County, NC
      James Muse received 150 acres located on Killetts Creek of McLendons Creek adjoining his own line.

      1770, Feb 1 -- Deed Book 4 Page 13, Cumberland County, NC
      Jesse Pearse deeded Michael Hunsucker 50 acres located on McCallums Fork of Richland Creek adjoining Joseph Dunn. James Muse and Thomas Seale were witnesses.

      1770, Mar 29 -- Deed Book 4 Page 11, Cumberland County, NC
      Henry Atkinson deeded Joseph Kerr (of Orange County) 75 acres located on Richland Creek adjoining Jonathan Evans and Minyard. James Muse and Benjamin Atkinson were witnesses.

      1770, Jul 6 -- Land Grant #1008, Cumberland County, NC
      Robert Edwards received 150 acres located on Long Meadow of Buffalo Creek adjoining John Miers and his own line. Robert Edwards and James Muse were chain carriers.

      1770, Oct 9 -- Deed Book 4 Page 233, Cumberland County, NC
      Benjamin Atkinson deeded Joseph Cheston 100 acres located on Richland Creek and Weirs Branch. James Muse and Elizabeth Cheston were witnesses.

      1771, Jan 23 -- Deed Book 4 Page 227, Cumberland County, NC
      John Stainton and wife Abigail deeded Edward Moore 250 acres located on both sides of Deep River where Stainton formerly lived and Moore now lives. Patent by John Smith and sold to Stainton. James Muse and William Richardson were witnesses.

      1771, Aug 13 -- Deed Book 4 Page 409, Cumberland County, NC
      James Muse deeded Jacob Duckworth (of Chatham County) 200 acres located south of McLendons Creek in a gut, east of a place called the Sand Ridge. Patent to Muse 1767. John Overton and Joseph Duckworth were witnesses.

      1772, Jan -- Deed Book 4 Page 432, Cumberland County, NC
      William Mears deeded James Muse 100 acres located on McLendons Creek including William Mears' plantation adjoining Francis Stribling at the ford of Anderson's path, John Weir and John Weaver. Patent to James Muse 1756. Thomas Rutherford and William Seale were witnesses.

      1772, Jan 30 -- Deed Book 6 Page 256, Cumberland County, NC
      William Mears deeded Donald McDonald 15 acres located south Springs Branch of McLendons Creek adjoining Stribling, part of the plantation where William Mears now lives, patented to Andrew Killet 1759. James Muse and Jacob MacClendon were witnesses.

      1772, Jan 30 -- Deed Book 6 Page 257, Cumberland County, NC
      James Muse deeded Donald McDonald 100 acres located on Quarry Branch, Killets Creek and Striblings Creek adjoining Stribling. Elisha Hunter and John Walsh were witnesses.

      1772, Feb 25 -- Land Grant #1238, Cumberland County, NC
      James Muse received 300 acres located on Killetts Creek of McLendons Creek 250 yards below Cabo Branch adjoining his own line. William Mears and Henry Dean were chain carriers.

      1772, Feb 27 -- Land Grant #1104, Cumberland County, NC
      Joseph Howell received 200 acres located on Killetts Creek adjoining James Muse. James Singleton and Hardy Howell were chain carriers.

      1772, Feb 28 -- Land Grant #1222, Cumberland County, NC
      Niel McGathy received 150 acres located on McLendons Creek adjoining Robert Edwards, Thomas McClendon. James Muse and William Mears were chain carriers.

      1772, Feb 28 -- Land Grant #1226, Cumberland County, NC
      James Caddle received 200 acres located on McLendons Creek adjoining Thomas McClendon. James Muse and Joseph Carr were chain carriers.

      1772, May 16 -- Civil Actions, Cumberland County, NC
      Phillip Alston claimed that James Collins has taken up a stray mare owned by Alston. Elisha Hunter summons Alston and Collins to appear. Conner Dowd is security for Collins. Wm. Seale, James Muse, William Harden, John May, Josep Furr, Charles Shearin, Clem Hancock, Willis Dickerson, John Carrell, Starlin Carrell, James Phillips, James Russell and Phillip Colling are also listed. Unclear if they were witnesses, jury or other.

      1772, Jul 11 -- Deed Book 5 Page 71, Cumberland County, NC
      Michael Hunsucker deeded John Brownlow 50 acres located on McCollums Fork of Richland Creek adjoining Joseph Dunn. James Muse and Connor Dowd were witnesses.

      1772, Jul 11 -- Deed Book 5 Page 113, Cumberland County, NC
      Benjamin Atkinson deeded Richard Lyon and Co. 100 acres located on Richland Creek on a ridge between Locust and McCallums Branch. James Muse and Connor Dowd were witnesses.

      1772, Oct 24 -- Land Grant #1220, Cumberland County, NC
      Alexander McKay received 150 acres located on McLendons Creek adjoining Elijah Bettis. James Muse and Robert Edwards were chain carriers.

      1772, Oct 24 -- Land Grant #1237, Cumberland County, NC
      James Muse received 200 acres located on Waggon Road 1.25 mile below McLendons Creek. Jacob McClendon and Henry Howell were chain carriers.

      1772, Oct 29 -- 1771-1776 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      Wm. Seal granted a tavern license with security James Muse.

      1772, Dec 4 -- Deed Book 6 Page 26, Cumberland County, NC
      Levy Pennington and wife Martha deeded John McLoud 200 acres located on Richland Creek including the plantation where Pennington now lives adjoining Campbell. Patent to Nathan Smith 1768. James Muse and John Martin were witnesses.

      1773, Sep 24 -- Deed Book 6 Page 230, Cumberland County, NC
      John Stevens deeded Donald Shaw 70 acres located on McLendons Creek. Part of 150 acres patented to John Stevens 1770 excepting 80 acres of Damsy Watson. Wm. Seale and James Muse were witnesses.

      1773, Nov 19 -- Land Grant #1706, Cumberland County, NC
      James Muse received 100 acres located on McLendons Creek adjoining his own line and Howel. Moses Bland and William Bland were chain carriers.

      1773, Nov 23 -- Land Grant #1707, Cumberland County, NC
      Thomas Seale received 100 acres located on McLendons Creek adjoining John Overton and including his own improvement. James Muse and John Tollison were chain carriers.

      1774, Jan 2 -- Land Grant #1705, Cumberland County, NC
      James Muse received 300 acres located on McLendons Creek adjoining his own line, John Howell and Morrison. Daniel Muse and Richardson Feagin were chain carriers.

      1774, Apr 28 -- Deed Book 6 Page 308, Cumberland County, NC
      James Muse deeded Alexr. Morison 200 acres located northeast of the Wagon Road 1.25 mile below McLendons Creek. Patented to Muse 1773. Donald Shaw and Normand Morrison were witnesses.

      1774, Jun 19 -- Will, Cumberland County, NC
      Will of Jacob Rogers Dec'd. Heirs: wife Ruth, daughter Elizabeth Hancock, daughter Sarah Rogers, daughter Mary Ann Rogers, sons John and Enoch Rogers. Executors: wife Ruth and James Muse. Witnesses: William Manes, Charles Shearin and William Hancock. Proven Oct 26, 1774.

      1775, Jan 25 -- 1771-1776 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      Inventory of the estate of Jacob Rogers Dec'd. returned by executors James Muse and Ruth Rogers.

      1775, Apr 17 -- Deed Book 6 Page 374, Cumberland County, NC
      Joseph Carr (of Guilford County) deeded Alexander McRae 75 acres located north of Richland Creek adjoining Jonathan Evans and Minyard. Alexr. Morison and James Muse were witnesses.

      1775, Apr 27 -- Deed Book 6 Page 343, Cumberland County, NC
      Andrew Killet (of Dobbs County) deeded Daniel Muse 120 acres located on McLendons Creek adjoining Thomas McClendon and James [Jerome] Miller. James Muse and John Elwell were witnesses.

      1777 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      James Muse listed $2435 of taxable property in Captain Jacob Duckworth's District

      1778 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Jas. Muse listed $2812 of taxable property in Captain Duckworth's District

      1779 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      James Muse Sr. listed $6510 of taxable property in Captain Hunnicutt's District

      1779, Jan 27 -- 1778-1779 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      Jas. Muse was appointed overseer in the place of Jas. McDonald.

      1780, Jun 10 -- Will, Cumberland County, NC
      Will of James Muse, Dec'd. Heirs: wife Charity [Maner plantation where I now live and negroes Jo and Pen], son Daniel Muse [300 acres and 150 acres], son James Muse [plantation where he now lives and 150 acres joining Striblings Folly], daughter Ferriba Seale [200 acres where she now lives and negro girl Chloe], son Jesse Muse [the old plantation and 150 acres joining the Cain Patch], son Thos. Muse [150 acres at the mouth of the Mill Swamp formerly Charles Seal's and 150 acres between John Howell's and my old place], daughter Mary Muse [negro girl Venis], daughter Charity Muse [under age 16 -- negro girl Rachel], daughter Lidda Muse [200 acres joining Anthony Seal and taken up by Anthony Seal of Virginia and next child of negro women Pen], daughter Elizabeth Muse [under age 16 - 150 acres on the Mill Swamp joining Anthony Seal and taken up by Anthony Seal of Virginia and 300 acres on Road joining Morison], son Kindred Muse [Maner plantation where on he now lives -- at his Mother's death] and daughter Martha Muse [under age 16 - negro girl Luce]. Executors: wife Charity and sons Daniel and Jesse Muse. Witnesses: John Howell and Hannah Dun/Dean. Proven 1782.

      1782, Jan 30 -- 1779-1782 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Cumberland County, NC
      Will of James Muse proven by John Howell.

      1786, Jan 2 -- Estate, Cumberland County, NC
      Inventory of the estate of James Muse Dec'd. by Charity Muse

      1786, Nov 22 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 125
      Ordered that John Overton Sen., Robert Cheek and Geo. Glascock be appointed to lay off and divide the estate of James Muse Dec'd. to Charity Muse.

      1787, Feb7 -- Will Book A Page 310-311 Moore County, NC
      Geo. Glascock, John Overton and Robert Cheek appointed to allot the dowry to Charity Muse, widow of James Muse Dec'd.
    Person ID I38606  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2020 

    DNA Tests  3 DNA tests are associated with James Muse, Jr. 

    Father James Muse, Sr.,   b. 1710, Westmoreland County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar-Jul 1758, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Sophia Pope,   b. 1710,   d. Aft 1792  (Age 83 years) 
    Family ID F12485  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Charity,   b. 5 Apr 1739,   d. Aft 1790  (Age 51 years)  [1
    Married 27 May 1755 
    Children 
    +1. Daniel Brazil Muse,   b. 11 Feb 1756,   d. Bef Nov 1789, Fairfield County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
    +2. James Muse, III,   b. 27 Nov 1757,   d. 20 Jan 1843, Bedford County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +3. Jesse Franklin Muse, Sr.,   b. 26 Apr 1759,   d. 18 Oct 1820  (Age 61 years)
    +4. Ferriba Muse,   b. 28 Feb 1761,   d. 26 Dec 1834, Franklin County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. Elizabeth Muse,   b. 26 Feb 1762,   d. Bef 1780  (Age 17 years)
     6. Charles Muse,   b. 5 Apr 1764,   d. Bef 1780  (Age 15 years)
     7. Martha Muse,   b. Aft 1764
     8. Mary Muse,   b. 11 Mar 1767
    +9. Thomas Muse,   b. 2 Jan 1769,   d. Aft 28 Oct 1850, McNairy County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +10. Charity Muse,   b. 24 Nov 1770
    +11. Lydia Muse,   b. 30 Sep 1772,   d. Aft May 1811  (Age 38 years)
    +12. Elizabeth Muse,   b. 5 Aug 1774,   d. Aft 1850, McNairy County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +13. Kindred Muse,   b. 1776-1780,   d. 2 Dec 1815  (Age 35 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F12484  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Jan 1734 - Prince William County, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1781 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    1755 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
    1755 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
    Inaugural Tax List of Cumberland County. Includes some of the earliest land owners from present day Cumberland, Moore, Harnett, Lee and Hoke counties. Courtesy of NC Archives.
    1767 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
    1767 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
    Includes some of the earliest land owners from present day Cumberland, Moore, Harnett, Lee and Hoke counties. Courtesy of NC Archives.
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    DNA Results and Analysis for Moore County families including Allen, Barrett, Bean, Brewer, Britt, Brown, Caddell, Cagle, Carpenter, Chriscoe, Cockman, Cole, Comer, Davis, Deaton, Dunn, Furr, Garner, Hancock, Hardin, Hare, Horner, Hunsucker, Hussey, Jackson, Kennedy, Key, Lawrence, Maness, McIntosh, McNeill, Melton, Monroe, Moore, Morgan, Muse, Nall, Phillips, Richardson, Riddle, Ritter, Sanders, Seawell, Sheffield, Smith, Stewart, Stutts, Sullivan, Wallace, Williams, Williamson and Wright

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