1798 - 1885 (86 years)
||James Daniel Caviness |
||1 Aug 1798
||James D. Caviness Sr./Selena S. Kidd Homeplace, Moore County, NC
||2 May 1885
||Moore County, NC at Garner Cemetery #213 
|Patriarch & Matriarch
- 1826, Aug 22 -- Land Grant #2730, Moore County, NC
James Caviness received 10 acres located north of Deep River adjoining England, McLeod, his own line (formerly William Waddle), James Gains and Kelly.
1826, Aug 26 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 144
Deed from Wm. Waddell to James Cavanest acknowledged
1828, Feb 20 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 200
Ordered that James Caviness be appointed overseer of the road from Bear Creek to Williamsons and have the following hands to work: Bradly Garner's hands, Wm. Williamson's hands, Thomas Person's hands, Hiram Williamson, William Williamson, Jas. Garner's hands, Wm. Gains, Hiram Davidson, John Myrick, Wm. Deaton, Edward Moore and Arch. McDonald.
1828, May 21 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 219
Ordered that James Caveness be appointed overseer of the road from Bear Creek to Williamson's and have the following hands to work in addition to the former hands: Jeremiah Williams, David Brewer and Josiah Kennedy.
1830 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 455
(10-15) 1M 1F
(0-10) 4M 3F
1830, Feb 17 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 297
Ordered that Hiram Williamson be appointed overseer in place of James Caviness of the road from Bear Creek to Williamson's and have the following hands to work: James Caviness, Thomas Person hands, Wm. Williamson hands, Bradley Garner, Wm. Williamson, James Gaines hands, Wm. Gains, Hiram Davidson, John Myrick, Wm. Deaton, Edward Moore, Arch. McDonald, Jeremiah Williams, David Brewer and Josiah Kennedy.
1830, Feb 20 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 304-305
The 270 acres of land of George Moore, Dec'd. was partitioned and divided and his Widow Delila Moore received 90 acres located on Buffalo Creek adjoining John Ritter. The following commissioners were appointed: James Melton, Abner Brown, Jos. J. Person, Neill McIntosh, James Caveness, William Ritter, John McLeod, Jethro Denson, Andrew Yow, William Dannelly, Jeremiah Williams and Joseph G. Moore.
1831, Aug-May 13, 1834 -- Estate, Chatham County, NC
Petition of Madison Purvis, Thomas Wilson and wife Elizabeth "Betsy", Wm. Jordan and wife Rebecca, Robert Purvis, John Purvis, Joseph Purvis by their guardian Tidence Lane and Carey Purvis by her guardian James Caveness, Wm. Aldred and wife Mahaly, Cornelius Johnson and wife Susan/Airy, Frederick Brewer and wife Jane/Jinney v. Wm. Purvis, Exr. of Robert Purvis, Dec'd., John Purvis and Polly Purvis. Robert Purvis died in 1818 leaving widow Catharine Purvis who died in Jul 1827. Wm. Purvis, Executor and son of Robert Purvis sold negroes Tabb, Hannah, Earny, Miles, Viney, Louisa, George and Joe. Madison Purvis and minors Robert, John, Joseph and Carey are children of Andrew Purvis, Dec'd. who was son of Robert Purvis. John Purvis and Polly Purvis reside out of state and have received their share of the estate already.
1840 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 176
1842, Nov 22 -- Deed Book 11 Page 158-160, Moore County, NC
Moses Myrick deeded James Caviness 97 acres located north of Deep River adjoining Johnson, Neill McLeod and Pennington. Enoch Maness and J.A. Gaines were witnesses.
1844, Apr 27 -- 1844-1847 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 27-29
Deed from James Caveness to Cary Purvis acknowledged
1844, Apr 27 -- 1844-1847 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 32
William Martindale v. Nancy Martindale and others. Appearing that Joseph Pearson and wife Eleanor and Thomas Martindale have been advanced land in their lifetime by Samuel Martindale, and that Betsy Culbertson and all of her children are dead without issue they are not entitled to a share in the partition of the land of Samuel Martindale, Dec'd. on Deep River. Jeremiah Phillips, Robert L. Purvis, Bradly Brady [Big], James Cavines and Powell Person appointed to divide the lands of Samuel Martindale Dec'd. and allot William Martindale 75 acres where William Martindale lives and all other land to Nancy Martindale.
1844, Jul 27 -- 1844-1847 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 60-62
Jeremiah Phillips, Robert L. Purvis, Bradly Brady [Big], James Cavines and Benjamin P. Person appointed to divide the lands of Samuel Martindale Dec'd. for his children William Martindale and Nancy Martindale in the following manner: [Lot 1] 75 acres to William Martindale located on Cedar Creek [Lot 2] 326 acres to Nancy Martindale located on Cedar Creek excluding 50 acres within the bounds that were deeded to James Moore and wife Elizabeth by Samuel Martindale.
1850 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 225
James Cavendish 52 M, Farmer, $475 Real Estate, Born in NC
Susannah Cavendish 70 F, Born in NC
Frances Cavendish 15 F, Born in NC
1850 -- Census, Slave Schedule, Moore County, NC
Owner - James Cavendish
60 F, Black
22 M, Black
||Moore County Wallaces
||20 Jul 2022 |
||1849 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9|
Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer.
||Moore County, NC 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
- [S1119] Anthony E. Parker, A Guide to Moore County Cemeteries, (1976, Moore County Historical Association, Southern Pines, NC).
- [S173] Roy W. Caviness, Come Take An Imaginary Journey With Me Down Deep River, (2010).