Joseph Upton

Male 1812 - 1891  (78 years)


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  • Name Joseph Upton 
    Birth 22 Nov 1812 
    Gender Male 
    Death 13 Aug 1891 
    Burial Gastonia, Gaston County, NC at Hickory Grove Baptist Church Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    Upton   (Father) 
    Elizabeth,   b. 1775  (Mother) 
    Notes 
    • 1840 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 177
      Joseph Upton
      (50-60) 2M 1F
      (20-30) 1M 1F
      (10-15) 1M
      [Editor's Note -- unsure is Joseph is listed as head of household at age [20-30] or if one of the older males is an older Joseph.]

      1840, Nov 17 -- Land Grant #3190, Moore County, NC
      Joseph Upton received 95 acres located on McCallums Fork adjoining William Dannelly, N. Mathews, his own line and Daniel McNeill. Thomas Dannelly and William Reavis were chain carriers.

      1842, Sep 23 -- A History of Sandy Creek Baptist Association by George Purefoy, Page 132
      Joseph Upton, J. Stafford and William Davis from Friendship Church (Moore County) were delegates to the Association meeting at Rocky River Meeting House in Chatham County, NC.

      1844, Apr 23 -- 1844-1847 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 7
      Ordered that Joseph Upton be appointed overseer of the road from George Moores to the branch near McQueens and have the following hands to work: Elisha Cagle, James Melton, Cornl. Mathews, George Williams, David Cockman, Joseph Cockman, Sampson Cockman, Isaac Williams, George Cockman, George W. Horner, Noah Richardson hands, Seburn Jones, John Cockman, Abram Hunsucker, William Williams, James Deaton, Quimby Sowell, William Richardson, John Jones, Allen Jones and Jeremiah Williams.

      1845, Jan 16 -- Land Grant #3272, Moore County, NC
      Joseph Caddell received 60 acres located on Horsepen Branch of McCallums Fork adjoining Presley Caddell, Joseph Upton, Samuel Rieves and McQueen. Michael Cockman and Joseph Upton were chain carriers.

      1846 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC, District 9
      Joseph Upton listed 360 acres valued at $150 and 1 white poll on McCallums Fork

      1850 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 240-B
      Joseph Upton 33 M, Farmer, $95 Real Estate, Born in NC
      Catharine Upton 30 F, Born in NC
      Thomas W. Upton 2 M, Born in NC
      Neill W. Upton 10/12 M, Born in NC

      1860 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 200-B
      1870 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 587-B
      1880 -- Census, Gaston County, NC Page 97
    Person ID I42365  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 26 Aug 2022 

    Father Upton 
    Mother Elizabeth,   b. 1775 
    Notes 
    • 1873, May 13 -- Deed Book 2 Page 598, Moore County, NC
      Mary Love deeded Devotion Davis a tract located on McCallums Fork that descended to Love and her brother Joseph Upton from their father adjoining Joseph Dunn and John Dannelly. A.H. McNeill was a witness.

      [Editor's Note - the tract being deeded above is the following: 1817, Jul 2 -- Land Grant #2334, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Upton received 100 acres on McCallums Fork of Richland Creek near the Waggon Road adjoining Joseph Dunn Junr. and John Danally. Thomas Danally and Wm. Danally were chain carriers. This raises two questions. It is possible that Jesse Upton was the father of these two or the father was a brother of Jesse who purchased the land from Jesse. Elizabeth could've been the mother of these children or could have been a close relative.]

    Family ID F13853  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Fry,   b. 1820 
    Children 
       1. Male Thomas W. Upton,   b. 1848
       2. Male Cornelius Washington "Neill" Upton,   b. 14 Sep 1849   d. 8 May 1918 (Age 68 years)
    Sarah Agnes Stroup  m. 20 Nov 1873
       3. Female Mary E. Upton,   b. 1852
       4. Female Sarah A. Upton,   b. 1856
       5. Female Rutha J. Upton,   b. 1864
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F13850  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    1843 Petition, Moore County, NC
    1843 Petition, Moore County, NC
    1843, Jan 20 -- Petition, Nov 1842-Jan 1843 General Assembly Session Records
    The following citizens of Moore County petitioned the General Assembly for relief from debts due to economic hardship. They requested the General Assembly pass a law preventing creditors from buying defaulted property unless the debtors was allowed 2/3 the value of the land: J.J. Alston, Carroll Brady, Bradley Brady, Jesse Hedgepeth, W.D. Tyson, John Warner, Pitate Ivey, N.S. Marley, Neill Peterson, John Oats, Duncan McIver, William Underwood, E.Q. Sowell, Thos. Fry, John D. McDonald, John Patterson, D.M.R. McIntosh (Cpt.), John McIver (Cpt.), Eli R. Sowe;l, Jesse Stafford, Aaron A.F. Sowell, Lewis Lawhon, George Hunsucker, Hugh McKenzie, Jacob Stutts, Daniel Muse, Alexd. Camerson, Wm. Wadsworth, Peter Black, George D. Ritter, J.H. Muse, Mathew Williams, Jesse Sanders, Jno. McDonald, W.K. Benjamin, J. Thomas, D.M. McIntosh, Joab Cheek, Corn, Shields, Fannin Moore, Bryan Boroughs, George Stutts, Henry Stutts, William Sears, Robt. L. Purvis, Stephen Beryman, Benj. Shields, Neill McNeill, Danl. McRae, Hugh Mathis, A. Munroe, A. Stutts, Neill Mathis, Brinkly Phillips, Thomas Muse, Thomas J. Pervis, Daniel McNeill, John Tyson, Balaam Stewart, Henry Stutts Jr., Levi Wright, John Ritter, John Dunlap, J.J. Phillips, Dempsey Sowell, Joseph Upton, John Oliver, Neill McQueen, Angus McCaskill, William B. Williamson, A. Harper, Jesse B. Caddell, Angus McCaskill, James B. Muse, M. McLeod, Green B. Fields, Martin Hunsucker, Newton R. Bryan, Peter Cornelison, Benjamin Phillips, Charles Brady, Elijah Y. Rice [?], Norman D. McDuffie, Wm. Brewer, Martin Shefield, Patrick Shields, William Dannelly, Eli Phillips and L.W. Lawhon. [Editor's Note: Petition rejected by the NC House]