1757 - 1843 (85 years)
||James Muse |
||27 Nov 1757
||Moore County, NC
||20 Jan 1843
||Bedford County, TN
|Patriarch & Matriarch
| James Muse, Sr.
1710, Westmoreland County, VA d.
Mar-Jul 1758, Moore County, NC
(Age 48 years) (Grandfather) Charity
5 Apr 1739 d.
Aft 1790 (Age 51 years) (Mother)
- 1779 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
James Muse Jr. listed $230 of taxable property in Captain Hunnicutt's District
1780 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
James Muse Jur. listed $447 of taxable property (horses, cattle and money) including 250 acres valued at $270 in Captain Seal's District
1783 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
J. Muse listed $113 in Captain William Cox's District
1785, Feb 22 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 19
Two deeds from Anthony Seal to James Muse were proven by Daniel Muse
1785, May 19 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 44
Deed from Jams. Muse and wife to James Cadwell was acknowledged
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, Aug 18 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 59
Deed from William Dun to Jesse Muse was proven by Catherine Muse
1785, Dec 22 -- Land Grant #140, Moore County, NC
Nathaniel Norwood received 100 acres located on Killets Creek adjoining Peter Salter, Jas. Muse and including his own improvement. Jas. Muse and Geo. Fry were chain carriers.
1785, Dec 30 -- Land Grant #111, Moore County, NC
Jesse Muse received 50 acres located on Mill Swamp of McLendons Creek adjoining Muse. Jas. Muse and Uyle Duckman were chain carriers.
1786, May 15-16 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 94-95,97
Deed from James Muse to Geo. Glascock was proven by John Jackson Esq.
1786, Aug 24 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 118
Deed from Wm. Scoggin to Jesse Muse was proven by James Muse
1786, Aug 24 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 120
Ordered that Jams. Muse be appointed overseer of the road in place of Thos. Maples.
1786, Nov 22 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 126
Ordered that William Beazley be appointed overseer of the road from Muse's to Moore Court and have the following hands to work: John Beazley, Benjn. Fry, James Caddle Jur., Jesse Muse, Alexd. McLoud, Neel McLoud, James Muse, Hyman Hill, Thos.[?] Muse, Benjn. Caddle and Daniel Caddle.
1788, Aug 19 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 203
Ordered that a road be laid from road that will be laid from the Chatham County courthouse to the Moore courthouse and have the following hands to work: John Overton Senr., John Dunlap, Jos. Gilbert, John Carrol, Thomas Tison, Thomas Overton, Jas. Collins, James Muse, Willis Dickinson, Wm. Handcock, Rand. Cheek, John Phillips, Edw. Moore, Gabl. Harden, Richd. Street, Leonard Thomas, Rich. Feagan, Elijah Bettis, Jesse Muse and Saml. Dun.
1788, Nov 21 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 214
Ordered that the following work on the road from McClendon's Creek bridge to Dunham's Creek: Benj. Fry, Benj. Caddle, Danl. Caddle, Wm. Caddle, Julius Glascock, Jesse Muse, James Muse, Him. Hill, Thomas Muse and George Ludes.
1789, Feb 18 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 221
Ordered that the following be appointed to lay off a road from John Overton's road near William Cappes Junr. continuing along an old road commonly called Neil Tison's road to Deep River at the mouth of Governor's Creek where Anthony Street now lives continuing said road to where it comes into the Gulph Road near Pocket [?] Creek: Thos. Cole, Andrew Cole, Thos. Overton, Edwd. Moore, Wm. Payne, Joseph Fry, Elijah Batis, Jno. Dunlap, Jno. Overton Senr., James Hill, Richard Street, James Cadwell Senr., Mathew Cogins, Benjn. Fry, Richardson Fagin, James Muse, Neil McLeod, Wm. Martin and Leonard Thomas.
1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 156
1791, Nov 24 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 328
Ordered that the following be appointed to lay off a road from Moore courthouse to Chatham line: Thomas Overton, Richard Street, Richardson Feagin, James Muse, Reuben Shields, Hardy Perkins, Cornelius Dowd, Patrick Dowd, James Elkins, John Overton Jur., Josiah Maples, Thomas Muse, Elijah Bettis, John Dunlap, Samuel Elkins, William King, John Overton (son of Aaron) and Elijah Bettis Junior.
1792, Feb 23 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 345
Deed from James Muse to John Wadsworth was proven by Thomas Wadsworth
1792, Feb 23 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 346
Ordered that James Muse be appointed overseer of the new road from the courthouse to the road near Ruben Sheal's and have the following hands: Thomas Matthews, William Caddell and John Carroway's hands.
1792, Aug 21 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 363
Ordered that James Muse [be appointed] overseer of the road that leads by his house and have the former hands [to work] and Thomas Tyner, Matthew Coggin and John Blanchet.
1793 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
James Muse listed 1 poll insolvent on supernumerary taxes collected by Sheriff Malcom McNeill.
1793, Dec 3 -- Land Grant #521, Moore County, NC
James Holcombe received 21 acres located on Cox's Mill Creek adjoining his own line, James Muse and Jason Wadsworth. Jesse Muse and Jason Wadsworth were chain carriers.
1794, Feb 21 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 450
Deed from James Muse and John Wadsworth to Thomas Matthews proven by Overton Shields
1794, Feb 28 -- Land Grant #1191, Moore County, NC
Benjamin Caddle [assignee of William Barret] received 100 acres located on the drains of McLendons Creek adjoining James Muse and James Caddell. James White and James Muse were chain carriers.
1794, May 10 -- Land Grant #952, Moore County, NC
Jonathan Caddell received 100 acres located on Mill Swamp adjoining Thos. Collins and James Muse. James Muse and John Wadsworth were chain carriers.
1794, Jun 4 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
#794 Jesse Muse entered 100 acres on both sides of McLendons Creek adjoining his own line and where his mother (Widow Muse) now lives.
1794, Aug 19 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 472
Deed from James Muse to John Wadsworth was proven by William Mears Esq.
1797, May 15 -- Land Grant #1665, Moore County, NC
Adam White received 100 acres located between Lick Branch and Killetts Creek adjoining McGathie, William Harden and his own line. Jacob White and James Muse were chain carriers.
1798, Jun 20 -- Land Grant #1610, Moore County, NC
Adam White received 40 acres located on Toms Creek of McLendons Creek adjoining Malcolm Shaw, Jas. Muse, Feagen, Jno. McNeill and his own line. James Muse and Jacob White were chain carriers.
1799, Dec 26 -- Land Grant #1451, Moore County, NC
John Wadsworth received 100 acres located on both sides of Mill Swamp adjoining James Muse, Antony Seal and Holcombe. James Muse and Jno.than Caddle were chain carriers.
1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 55
(26-45) 1M 1F
(16-26) 2M 1F
1804, Jan 23 -- Land Grant #2024, Moore County, NC
Jesse Muse received 100 acres located northwest of McLendons Creek on both sides of the Waggon Road adjoining James Muse, Thomas Muse and his own line. James Muse and Thos. Muse were chain carriers.
1804, Jan 31 -- Land Grant #1823, Moore County, NC
Neill McLeod received 50 acres located northwest of McLendons Creek adjoining Edwards, Muse and his own line. James Muse and Jesse Muse were chain carriers.
1809, Sep 5 -- Land Grant #2114, Moore County, NC
Jesse Muse received 150 acres located northwest of McLendons Creek adjoining the land whereon Thomas Muse now lives, his own line, James Muse and McIver. James Muse and Saml. Elkins were chain carriers.
1809, Nov 10 -- Land Grant #2150, Moore County, NC
James Fry received 40 acres located on Lick Branch adjoining James Dowd, Adam White, Benjamin Cadwell and Jason Muse. Alexr. McLeod and James Muse were chain carriers.
1810 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 609
(45+) 1M 2F
||Moore County Wallaces
||20 Sep 2020 |
|| 6 DNA tests are associated with James Muse, III |
||James Muse, Jr., b. 2 Jan 1734, Prince William County, VA d. 1781, Moore County, NC (Age 46 years) |
||Charity, b. 5 Apr 1739 d. Aft 1790 (Age 51 years) |
||27 May 1755
||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.
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||1784 Petition, Cumberland County, NC - Creation of Moore County|
Apr 1784 - Jun 1784 General Assembly Session Records, Box 3 Folder 41
A Bill for dividing Cumberland County into two distinct Counties and for the other purposes therein mentioned.
In H. Commons 3 May 1785. Read for the first time and passed by order. 13 May 1784 read the second time amended and passed.
In Senate May 3rd 1784. Read the first time and passed by order. 4th May 1784 read the second time amended by consent of the Commons passed and order to be engrossed.
To the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina now setting. The petition pf the Inhabitants of Cumberland County have now showeth. Whereas your petitioners living in the Upper End of the said County do labour under great hardship in attending on Courts and Other Public meetings from their remote situation from the Court House, many of whom being upwards of sixty miles there from, do Humbly pray that the said County may be Divided To Wit: Beginning on the South Side of Cape Fare River, at Chatham County line where it crosses sd. River running from thence a direct course to Coles Bridge on Drowning Creek, And so to be bounded by the lines of the Adjacent Countys as to make a Distinct County, Nevertheless on to the Boundaries your petitioners most Humbly Submiths to your great Wisdom to which they ever think themselves in duty bound to pray.
Jas. Burges, Thos. Armstrong, James Dyer, Wm. Armstrong, John Armstrong, Michl. King, Charles Crawford [Capt.], Wm. Cox [Capt.], Wm. Seale, John Overton, John Overton Junr., John Phillips, Wm. Harden, John James, Elijah Bettis, Isaac Hardain, Joseph Furr, Nathl. Norwood, [torn] Hunnicutt, [torn] Dickinson, [torn] Collins, Theopilus Petty, John Hunnicutt, James Maples, Burrel Maples, Daniel Munk, Thos. Collins Jur., Ralph Davis, John Goldston, Martin Dye, Stephen Collons, George Nelson, Abraham Cole, Duncan Johnson, John Camron, Kenneth Camron, Archibald Munk, Thos. Gilmore, Kinchin Kitching, Stephen King [? very faded], Josiah Maples, Matthew Kitching, John Evans, William Kitching, John Cox, Joseph Fry, Johnathan Caddell, Richardson Feagin, John Jackson, Neil McLeod, Danl. Jones, Solomon Cox, James Wadsworth, James Hill, Jac. Caddell, Donald Makensey, George Grimes, Thomas Graham, John Ritter, Jacob Stuts, John Stuts, Eleck Autry, Frederick Autry, John Minyerd, Ritcherd Burd, Robert Burd, James Autray, Christopher Yow, John Leech, Angush Cambell, William Barrett Junior, Colin McLain, John Shufeild Junier, John Hair, Reubin Fremon, William Elmore, James Morgan, Peter (looks more like Frances) Hair, Lues Fels [Lewis Fields?], Donald McLeod, Norman McLeod, Normand McLean, Hector McLain, John Bohanan, Kenneth McDonald, Wm. Cox, Danold McKinnon [?], William Dunn, Thomas Dunn, John Keys, Moses Keyes, William [torn], Henry [torn], Bartholomew Dunn [torn but listed twice in a row ? likely Sr. and Jr.], Allan [torn ? likely Morrison], Norman [torn], Hart. Hunnicutt, John Dunlap, Benjamin Sheales, John Blanchet, William Dunn, Adam Keeling, John Blachett Junr., Robt. Davis, Willm. Martin Junr., Thos Tyson, John Carrell, Anthony Street, James Thorton, Charles Seale, Collins Hardy, Jacob Hardy, Jun., John Kenney, William Cockerham, Solomon Jones, Jacob Hardy, John Hunnicutt Ser., Thos. Maples, Jeremiah Collon, Thos. Agerton, Wm. McKinzie, Wm. Hodges, Edmon Hodges, Joseph Duckworth, Charles Campbell, Drurey Hodges, Anguish McDugal, Jason Wadsworth, James Morgin, James Caddell, Aaron Fagens, John Paitt, James Wadworth, James Muse, Duncan McIntosh, Alexr. McDonald, Anthony Mears, James Simmons, Jhon Warner, Jesse Muse, John Hurley, Thomas Seale, William Morgan, John Morgin, William Morgan Senr., Jesse Ritter, Robert Stephens, Samuel Tidwell, Ansil Melton, Nathaniel Melton, John Adkins, William Barrett, Solomon Barrett, Archibald McDonald, William Ashaly, [Jesse?] Bates, William Smith, John McLane, Richard [Nales?], Peter Shamburger, Wm. McLean, Thomas Grimes, Donald McLeod, Allan Martin, Donald McDonald, Donald McLeod, Murdock Betheun, Alexender Mckeever, John McCauly, Angush McAuly, John Kagel, Gorge Kagel, Nathan Maner, William Maner, Seth Maner, George Keringer, William Williamson, John Williamson, Robert Grimes, Nichlos Newton, Francis Tedwell, Samuel Barrett, William Smith, Nichlos Wallas, Lannard Furr, Nathan Smith, Everet Smith, Isum Smith, Henry Jackson, James Ledlow, Adam Comer, Leonard Cagel, Roger Cagel, William Constable and Peter Garner.
[Editor's Note: Many of the names are faded, torn and hard to read. Some are actual signatures or marks and clearly multiple names have been signed by one individual]
A Bill for dividing Cumberland County into two distinct Counties.
Whereas the County of Cumberland is so extensive that it is extremely inconvenient for the inhabitants to attends courts and public meetings. Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina and it is hereby enacted by the Authority of the same that from and after fourth day of July next the County of Cumberland shall be divided into two distinct Counties by a line beginning at Coles Bridge on drowning creek thence a direct line to the corner of Wake and Johnston Counties in Cumberland line and all that part of Cumberland laying to the north west of the new line shall be a separate and distinct county by the name of Moor County and [be it enacted by the authority afore said] hat the lower part of Cumberland County laying south east of said line shall be a separate and distinct county and known by the name of Fayette County and be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid that nothing herein contained shall be construed to debar the sheriff and Collector of taxes or other officers or any of them in the said county of Cumberland as it stood undivided from levying any collections or making districts for any taxes fees or other duties that may be due from the inhabitants thereof on or before the fourth day of July next in the same manner as if this act had never been made any thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding.
And be enacted by the authority aforesaid that the Courts for the County of Fayette be held at the place where the courts of Cumberland County are at present established on the fourth Monday in January April July and October in every year and that the Courts for the County of Moore hereafter shall be held at such place within the said County as the Commissioner herein after named shall appoint on the fourth Monday in February May August November in every year and that all causes please writs actions suits plaints process precepts recognizances and other matters and things in the Court of Cumberland depending from and immediately after the first day of August next shall stand adjourned and continued from the present Court House of the said County to such place as the said Commissioners or a majority of them shall direct and appoint as aforesaid and all appearances and returns which shall be made on the days appointed by law for holding in the said court of Cumberland shall hereafter be made to the first Court that shall be held for that county wherein the cause of action arose and all suitors and witnesses bound to appear there of in the same manner as if the said court had not been removed from the present Court House any law usage or custom to the contrary notwithstanding.
And be it also enacted by the authority aforesaid that Thomas Matthews, John Roberson, Willis Dickerson, Philip Alston and John Jackson or the majority of them shall be and hereby appointed Commissioner and impowered and directed to agree with workmen for erecting and building a Courthouse prison and stocks for the use of said County of Moor and for purchasing materials for that purpose and for enabling the said Commissioners to defray the expenses of said building a tax of one Shilling on every hundred pounds of taxable property within the said County of Moor as the same is established by this act and an equal sum on every unmarried man not possessed of the value of one Hundred pounds shall be levied and collected in the same manner as public taxes are or shall be levied and collected and all person who shall refuse or neglect to pay the taxes, by this Act impose upon them at the time and in the manner which is or shall be appointed by law for the payment of public taxes shall be liable to disthis [?] and sale of their property in the same manner as for non payment of public taxes and it is further declared that the said tax shall be collected by the officer or officers who is or may be appointed to collect the public taxes and such officer or officers shall give security to the said Commissioners for the faithfull discharge of his or their duty and shall be intitled to the same Commissions and liable to the same penalties restrictions process and remedy for enforcing the payment thereof as by law my be had against collectors or receivers of public monies.
And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid that the County Courts of Moore and Fayette shall nominate the following number of freeholders to serve as jurors of the Superior County for the District of Wilmington of which district the said Counties are hereby declared to be part that is to say for County of Boston [should be Moore] and for the County of Fayette any law or statute to the contrary notwithstanding and be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid that for running the dividing line Thomas Matthews & Jno Adkins be and they are duly appointed commissioners and imposed to lay off run and make the said dividing line agreeable to the direction of this act which said line when run by the Commissioners herein named shall be by them entered of record in the courts of the counties of which the said lines to be boundary and shall hereafter be deemed the dividing line between said counties.
||1815 Petition Moore County NC Taxation.pdf|
1815 -- Petition, Nov-Dec 1815 General Assembly Session Records, Box 2 - Petitions
The following citizens of Moore County petitioned the General Assembly regarding taxation and the valuation of property: [selected signers] John McAulay Junr., Robt, Graham, Ambrose Mainess, Leonard Furr, Jesse Ritter Senr., Allan McLane, Thos. Ritter, Jno, Ritter, Everet Ritter, Benajmin Dunn, William Wright, Alexander McIntosh, Neil McIntosh, Hector McNeill, Martin Martin, William Williamson, William Lewis, Amus Dowdy, Henry Stutts, Jams. Manes, James Morgan, Nord. Matheson, Malcolm Morison, Christopher Bethune, Norman McDuffey, Allan Morison, Alexanr. Morison, William Dunn (wet), Bartholomew Dunn Sr., Wm. Dunn, Saml. Dunn, Bartholomew Dunn Junr., John Newton, Normand McKinnon, Murdoch McAulay, Benjamin Britt, Christopher Stuts, Donald McLeod, Niel Matheson, David Richardson, Bartholo. Dun, Lewis Sowel, Melony Newton, William Sowel, Alexr. Morison, Stephen Davis, Burl Deaton, John McKinnon, Robert Melton, John Upton, John Smith, Jesse Brown, Jess Lankford, Niel McLeod, Norman McKinnon, Ansel Melton, Arington Sowel, Willis Dickinson, Thos. Dickinson, Jesse Carroll, Robert Cheek, James Cheek, Phillip Cheek, Joseph Farr, Matthais Teague, Benjn. Shields, Jno. Upton, Joseph Duckworth, John Carrel, Francis Myrick, James Harding, Willis Davis, Nathaniel Vick, Ansel Melton, John Martin, David Richardson, Harmon Brewer, Cornelius Kees, Jesse Brewer, Ambrose Brewer, Drewry Brewer, Abednego Maynor, Joseph Morgan, Alexr. Kennedy, William Hunsucker, George Kannedy, Levy Smith, George Hunsucker, Lennerd Stuts, David Caringer, James Williamson, Charles Brady, George Carringer, Jacob Carringer, Willis Brewer, Bradley Garner, Lewis Garner, John Garner, James Sowell, Georg Moore, David Kennedy, Benjamin Elkins, Adam Carpenter, Jonathan Bullock, Robert Burd, Nicholas Nall, Mikel Dickinson, Aaron Tyson, Thomas Graham (Capt.), John Overton, Ruben Shields, John Martin, George Fry, John McNeill, John Wadsworth, Wm. Feagin, Ignatious Wadsworth, Samuel Feagen, Thomas Feagen, John Carrell Junr., Benjin. Gilbert, David Overton, John Record, John Carrell Senr., Alexr. Carrell, John Gilbert, John Cheek, Joab Cheek, William Barrett JP, Wm. Cox, John Dunn, Eleazer Birckhead, Absalom Fry, John Daniely, Jesse Sowell, William Caddell, James Fry, Niel McLeod (Surveyor), Robert Graham Sen., Jason Wadsworth, Geo. Cox, John Sowell, James Holcomb, James Dowd, Jacob White, William Hardin, James Muse, Jason Muse, Benjn. Gilbert, Zachariah Smith, Thos. Muse, Kindred Muse, John Graham, Samuel Womble, James Elkins, Jas. Collins, Andrew White, Randal Cheek, Lewis Phillips, James Smith, James Handcock, Willis Elkins, Samuel Elkins, Solimon Phillips, Brother Carrell and Sterling Carrell.
- [S144] Dr Roger David Chambers, A Southern Legacy: Descendants of John Muse of Virginia, (2012).
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