James Daniel Caviness

Male 1798 - 1885  (86 years)


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  • Name James Daniel Caviness 
    Born 1 Aug 1798 
    Gender Male 
    Residence James D. Caviness Sr./Selena S. Kidd Homeplace, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 2 May 1885 
    Buried Moore County, NC at Garner Cemetery #213 Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • 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
      James Cavenes
      (40-50) 1F
      (30-40) 1M
      (15-20) 1M
      (10-15) 1M 1F
      Slaves
      (36-55) 1F
      (10-24) 2F
      (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
      James Cavendish
      (50-60) 1F
      (40-50) 1M
      Slaves
      (36-55) 1F
      (10-24) 1M

      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.

      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
    Person ID I39329  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2022 

    DNA Tests  26 DNA tests are associated with James Daniel Caviness 

    Father John Cuit Caviness,   b. 1750,   d. Bet. 1830-1840  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Sarah "Sally" Solomon,   b. 1762 
    Family ID F13127  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary "Polly" Powers  [2
    Children 
    +1. Enoch Spinks Powers,   b. 17 Feb 1820,   d. 14 Jun 1897  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F13134  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Frances "Franey" Garner,   b. Jul 1820,   d. Mar 1898  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Elias Garner,   b. 10 Apr 1840,   d. 18 Jun 1928  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F3730  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Susannah Lane,   b. 1779,   d. 1855  (Age 76 years) 
    Married c1822 
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F12706  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Selena Sylanda Kidd,   b. 31 Oct 1826,   d. 22 Mar 1904  (Age 77 years) 
    Married c1856 
    Children 
    +1. James Daniel Caviness, Jr.,   b. 5 Oct 1859,   d. 24 Nov 1940  (Age 81 years)
    +2. Martha Delaney Caviness,   b. 9 Apr 1861,   d. 18 Mar 1886  (Age 24 years)
    +3. Terrell "Dink" Caviness,   b. 31 Mar 1863,   d. 12 Feb 1944  (Age 80 years)
    +4. John Cuit "Jack" Caviness,   b. 5 Feb 1866,   d. 6 Nov 1954  (Age 88 years)
    +5. Robert Warren "Robin" Caviness,   b. 6 Jan 1870,   d. 6 May 1946  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F4732  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - James D. Caviness Sr./Selena S. Kidd Homeplace, Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    1849 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    1849 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1119] A Guide to Moore County Cemeteries, Anthony E. Parker, (1976, Moore County Historical Association, Southern Pines, NC).

    2. [S173] Come Take An Imaginary Journey With Me Down Deep River, Roy W. Caviness, (2010).