Charity

Female 1739 - Aft 1790  (51 years)


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  • Name Charity  
    Born 5 Apr 1739 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1790 
    Notes 
    • 1780 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Charity Muse listed $4370 of taxable property (horses, cattle and money) including 1700 acres valued at $1350 and 6 slaves in Captain Seal's District

      1783 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      C. Muse listed $650 in Captain John Hunnicut's District

      1783, Jul 26 -- Deed Book 7 Page 132, Cumberland County, NC
      Charity Muse deeded William Dunn 250 acres located on both sides of McLendons Creek. Jesse Muse and Nathl. Norwood were witnesses.

      1783, Jul 26 -- Deed Book 7 Page 133, Cumberland County, NC
      Charity Muse deeded William Dunn a tract located on both sides of McLendons Creek. Jesse Muse and Nathl. Norwood were witnesses.

      1784, Aug 17 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 6
      Ordered that Jesse Muse be appointed overseer of the road from the widow Muse's to Dunams Creek.

      1784, Aug 17 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 6
      Ordered that William Dun be appointed overseer of the road from the widow Muse's to Bear Creek.

      1785, Aug 17 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 54
      Ordered that the whole of the estate of James Muse Dec'd. be restored to Cathrin [Charity?] Muse and children.

      1785, Nov 24 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 75
      Ordered that Wm. Dunn and Wm. Beazely overseers of the Muses Road build a bridge across McLendons Creek near Charity Muses.

      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.

      1789, May 20 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 232
      Deed from Daniel Muse to Samuel Dunn was proven by Charity Muse

      1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 153
      Charity Muse
      (0-16) 1M
      5F

      1795, Nov 2 -- Land Grant #1281, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Muse received 100 acres located on both sides of McLendons Creek near the McLendons Creek Bridge where his mother (widow Muse) now lives adjoining James Muse, his own line, Hodges and Kindred Muse. Robert Dickenson and Willis Dickenson were chain carriers.

      1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 243
      Kindred Muse
      (45+) 1F [may be Charity]
      (16-26) 1M 1F
      (0-10) 1M 1F
    Person ID I38607  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2020 

    DNA Tests  2 DNA tests are associated with Charity 

    Family James Muse, Jr.,   b. 2 Jan 1734, Prince William County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1781, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 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)
    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.
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F12484  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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