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Mary (Molly\Polly) Cotton Strickland

Female 1767 - Aft 1820  (53 years)


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  • Name Mary (Molly\Polly) Cotton Strickland  [1
    Born 1 Jul 1767  Nash County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1820  Pike County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The children of William and Mary Strickland Carter can be proven, in part, by gifts that were made to them by their family. The below listed DEED OF GIFT was made by Solomon Strickland (son of Solomon and Amy Strickland) to his sisters children, ath the approximate time of his departure from the Jackson-Elbert County area that later became Madison County, GA. It was contributed to the STRICKLAND SCENE newsletter (Vol 4, No 4, Fourth Quarter 1983) by Lily Carter Thurman:

      Georgia Jackson County

      Know all men by these presents that I SOLOMON STRICKLAND for & in consideration of the Natural love & affection which I have & bear toward my two nephews REDMON CARTER & WILLIAM CARTER, & my two Nieces UNITY & BETSY CARTER, sons & daughters of WILLIAM & MARY CARTER, have given and granted unto the said REDMON, WILLIAM, UNITY & BETSY the following property to-wit:  three Cows & yearlings, five feather beds & furniture, bedsteads & Cover, eleven head of hogs, one Cuppoard, twelve pewter plates, two decanters, one Coffee mill, one earthern dish, two tables, seven chairs, two Cotton Wheels, one pot, one Oven, all which property is now in the possession of their Mother, MARY CARTER, which said property I the said SOLOMON STRICKLAND do warrant & forever defend from the Claim of any person or persons unto them the said REDMON, WILLIAM, UNITY & BETSY, they & their heirs and assigns forever, In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand & Seal this third day of January 1807.

      SOLOMON STRICKLAND Signed Sealed & Delivered in presence of EZEKIEL STRICKLAND REUBEN BEAVERS EDW. ADAMS _____

      Recorded the 3rd Jany. 1807, EDW. ADAMS, Clk.

      (Editor's Note:  On Jan 12, 1805, Solomon & Ezekiel Strickland (brothers) witnessed the Will of Robert Beavers whose son was the above REUBEN BEAVERS. Solomon & Ezekiel were sons of Solomon and Amy Pace Strickland.)



      Ms. Carter Thurman also contributed the following deed to the STRICKLAND SCENE newsletter (Vol 7, No 4, Fourth Quarter 1986). This deed was recorded some 20 years later related to a gift by  Mary herself to her oldest grandchild:

      The State of Mississippi Lawrence County

      To all whom may see these presents Greetings. I Mary (Strickland) Carter in and for the love and Esteem which I have for my Grandchild Nancy Stricklin The eldest daughter of Noah Strickland and Mary Carter Strickland born in 1826 I do hereby give and bequethe the following property and its increase to the said Nancy Stricklin five head of cattle consisting of two cows and calves and one heefer 1 feather bed and Stead and furniture one mare. The aforesaid property I do declare by the presents that after my death to be in the rights and title of the said Nancy Stricklin her hairs and assigns forever in testimony of this being my last will and Testament I have hereunto set my name and affixed my seal this 13th day of June in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Six and of the Independance of the United States of America the Forty ninth and Fiftyth and in the presents of these witnesses.  her
                           Mary  (x)   Carter
                                     mark

      Atteste R. A. Hargis

      her
            Mary (X)  Stricklin
                     mark


      The State of Mississippi Lawrence County

      Personally appeared before me the undersigned Justice of the peace for said county the that she signed and sealed this within deed on the day and year herein mentioned as her act and deed and Also appeared Mary Stricklin one of the subscribing witnesses to the annexed deed who being first duly sworn deposeth and saith that she saw the above named Mary Carter sign and seal the within deed and that she saw the other subscribing witness sign the same in the presence of the said Mary Carter This Given under my hand and seal this 14th day of June 1826

      R.A. Hargis JP

      Filed August 2nd 1826 Harmon M. Runnels clk
    Person ID I109  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Solomon Strickland,   b. Between 1735 and 1742, Nash County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1818, Madison County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Mother Amey Pace,   b. Abt 1749, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1815, Madison County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married 19 Sep 1764  Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Date of bond, 19 Sept. 1764 Bondsman, Jacob Strickland witness Tho. Cavenas. From STRICKLAND SCENE Vol 3, No 1, First Quarter 1982. Submitted by Patty Rowsey.

      From Bruce Howard's book (pps 349 - 350)

      Edgecombe County, N.C, Mariage Bonds, Loose Papers, Archives

      Know all men by these presents that we Solomon Strickland and Jacob Strickland---are held and firmly bound unto his excellency Arthur Dobbs Esq Governor &c in the sum of Fifty pounds proc. money we bind ourselves and each of us our and each and every of our Heirs Ex'ors and assigns Jointly and Severally firmly by these---presents Sealed with our Seals and dated this 19th day of Septr--1764.

      THE CONDITION of this obligation is Such that wheras the above bound Solomon Strickland--Hath this day obtained a Lycense to be Joined together in the holy Estate of Matrimony with Amey Pace---of this County now if there shall there shall appear to you no lawful cause to Obstruct the Same otherwise to Remain in full force and Virtue

      Sealed & DeliveredSolomon ( + his mark) Strickland  (seal) In presence of Thomas CavenasJacob (S his mark) Strickland   (seal)
    Family ID F72  Group Sheet  |  Family chart

    Family William Carter,   b. Abt 1756, Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1814, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married Abt 1790  Amite County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Carter,   b. 6 Jul 1787, Jackson County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1873, Westville, Simpson County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. Una (Eunice) Carter,   b. 24 Sep 1793, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1870, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     3. Redmond Carter,   b. Abt 1794, Jackson County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1862, Pendleton, Sabine Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     4. William S. Carter,   b. 13 May 1799, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1837, Lawrence County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     5. Mary Elizabeth "Polly" Carter,   b. Abt 1809, Jackson County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1849  (Age ~ 40 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F110  Group Sheet  |  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Jul 1767 - Nash County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1790 - Amite County, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Aft 1820 - Pike County, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S416] Casagranda, Kathy "Sabine Parish The 1850 Census with added Family Information" (May, 1999: P.O. Box 2195, Palmer, Alaska 99645), p 84, 95 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S191] Matkin, Marianne--Family Researcher (correspondence).

    3. [S282] Pickett, Tony--Family Researcher (abpickett@aol.com).

    4. [S339] Betts, Leatha A--Family Researcher (jlabetts@burgoyne.com) 777 West 1000 South Woods Cross, UT 84087, (http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=leathaabetts), Shows Place of Birth as Nash County, North Carolina (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S416] Casagranda, Kathy "Sabine Parish The 1850 Census with added Family Information" (May, 1999: P.O. Box 2195, Palmer, Alaska 99645), p 95 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S461] White & Toole, "Sabine County Historical Sketches and Genealogical Records" c. 1972, p 58 (Reliability: 3).