Thomas Muse

Male 1769 - Aft 1850  (81 years)


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  • Name Thomas Muse 
    Born 2 Jan 1769 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1790-1830  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1850  McNairy County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1850  Tippah County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Aft 28 Oct 1850  McNairy County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1788, Feb 20 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 185
      [Bill of sale] Thos. Muse to Lydda Muse was acknowledged

      1788, Mar 12 -- Land Grant #261, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Muse received 25 acres located on McLendons Creek including his own improvement. Hymrick Hill and Thomas Muse were chain carriers.

      1788, Mar 12 -- Land Grant #355, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Muse received 25 acres located on Richland Creek and both sides of the Wagon Road including Porch Corn Hill. Thomas Muse and Hymrick Hill were chain carriers.

      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.

      1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 159
      Thomas Muse
      (16+) 1M
      1F

      1790, Nov 16 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 290
      Ordered that Thomas Muse be appointed overseer of the road from McClendons Creek to McDonalds old field and have the same hands to work.

      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 21 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 336
      Ordered that Thomas Ritter be appointed overseer of the road that leads by the Widow Muses and have the following hands to work: Wm. Dunn & hands, Saml. Dunn, John Upton, Jesse Upton, Edward Upton, Richd. Upton, Jno. Dannelly, John Atkinson, Thos. Muse, Saml. Elkins, Jacob Stutts, Jno. Ritter, Everet Ritter, Jesse Bean, John Sowell, Jno. Quimby, Jno. McCaskill, Alexr. McCaskill, Jno. Hargrove, Kenneth Murchison, Duncan McIntosh, Martin Martin, Neil McIntosh, Simon Rheubottom and Ezekl. Rheubottom.

      1794, Nov 27 -- Land Grant #1168, Moore County, NC
      Joseph Dunn received 150 acres located on both sides of Richland Creek adjoining his own line and Campbell. Thomas Muse and Kindred Muse were chain carriers.

      1795, Aug 17 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 526
      Deed from James Hill to John Evans proven by Thomas Muse

      1797, Oct 21 -- Land Grant #1388, Moore County, NC
      Cornelius Dowd received 100 acres located west of McLendons Creek adjoining Ezekial Rubottom and his own line where he now lives called the Duck place. Tom Muse and Ruben Sheals were chain carriers.

      1797, Nov 29 -- Land Grant #1357, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Muse received 100 acres located on both sides of Lick Branch south of McLendons Creek adjoining James Muse, Campbell and Adam White. Jeremiah Deen and Tom Muse were chain carriers.

      1797, Nov 29 -- Land Grant #1797, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Muse received 50 acres located on both sides of Lick Branch of McLendons Creek adjoining James Hill, Adam White and his own line. Thomas Muse and Jeremiah Deean were chain carriers.

      1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page43
      Thomas Muse
      (26-45) 1M 1F
      (0-10) 2M 2F

      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.

      1810 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 597
      Thomas Muse
      (45+) 1M
      (26-45) 1M
      (10-16) 2M
      (0-10) 1M

      1811, Mar 29 -- Land Grant #2120, Moore County, NC
      John McIver received 250 acres located between Richland Creek and McLendons Creek on the Waggon Road and Barn Branch and the Island Ford road from the Waggon Ford adjoining Jesse Muse (where Samuel Elkins lived), Joseph Dunn, Jonathan Evans, Saml. Dunn (where John Richardson now lives), Jesse Sowel and Jeremiah Dean. Jesse Sowel and Thos. Muse were chain carriers.

      1815 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Thomas Muse Ser. listed 100 acres valued at $200

      1818-1823 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Thomas Muse listed 100 acres valued at $100

      1820 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 310
      Thomas Muse Sen.
      (45+) 1M 1F
      (16-26) 1M 1F
      (10-16) 1M 2F
      (0-10) 3F

      1830 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 465
      Thos. Muse Sen.
      (60-70) 1M
      (50-60) 1F
      (15-20) 2F
      (10-15) 2F

      1850, Sep 12 -- Census, Tippah County, MS Page 508-B
      Thomas Muse 82 M, Farmer, Born in NC
      Patsy Muse 78 F, Born in NC

      1850 -- Census, McNairy County, TN Page 73
      Nehemiah Burkhead 55 M, Farmer, $3000 Real Estate, Born in NC
      Susannah Burkhead 52 F, Born in NC
      Nancy Burkhead 31 F, Born in NC
      Edward Burkhead 24 M, Farmer, Born in NC
      James Burkhead 17 M, Farmer, Born in TN
      Mary Burkhead 15 F, Born in TN
      Susan Burkhead 11 F, Born in TN
      Eli Burkhead 8 M, Born in TN
      Sarah Burkhead 6 F, Born in TN
      Redie Burkhead 5 M, Born in TN
      Thomas Muse 80 M, Farmer, Born in NC
      Patty Muse 77 F, Born in NC
    Person ID I38613  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 14 May 2021 

    DNA Tests  2 DNA tests are associated with Thomas Muse 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Charity,   b. 5 Apr 1739,   d. Aft 1790  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 27 May 1755 
    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.
    Family ID F12484  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha "Patsy" 
    Children 
     1. Asa Muse,   b. 15 May 1796,   d. 3 Jul 1893  (Age 97 years)
    +2. Susannah Muse,   b. 1798
    +3. Warren William Muse,   b. 1801
    Last Modified 15 May 2021 
    Family ID F12886  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Histories
    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, Burns, Caddell, Cagle, Carpenter, Caviness, Chriscoe, Cockman, Cole, Comer, Davis, Deaton, Dunn, Furr, Garner, Hancock, Hardin, Hare, Horner, Hunsucker, Hussey, Jackson, Kennedy, Key, Kidd, Lawrence, Maness, McIntosh, McNeill, Melton, Monroe, Moore, Morgan, Muse, Nall, Phillips, Richardson, Riddle, Ritter, Sanders, Seawell, Sheffield, Smith, Stewart, Stutts, Sullivan, Wallace, Welch, Williams, Williamson and Wright