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Atkins McLemore

Male Abt 1724 - 1791  (~ 67 years)


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  • Name Atkins McLemore  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1724  Bertie County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died May 1791  Warren County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Info below provided by sources cited, as well as from James L. McLemore III, Mark Freeman, C.L. Hammond and other descendants. Primary sources should be examined to verify.

      Bought 320 acres on Lyons Creek, on Roanoke River, from William EATON, by deed dated March 16, 1749/1750, and recorded in the August term of court, 1750 (Northhampton Deed Book 1, p. 443). Later sold this on Edward ROBERTSON on October 24, 1753 with deed recorded November Term, 1753. (Northhampton Deed Book 2, p 130).

      Sold 100 acres of his inheritance from his father to his brother Young by deed (witnessed by his cousin James Macklemore, Jr.) dated May 7, 1753  and recorded the May Term, 1753 (Northampton Deed Book 2, p 115).

      Sold, along with his brother Young, 100 additional acres to Edward ROBERTSON of Brunswick County, Virginia, who had previously bought land from Atkins.

      Bought 610 acres of land on the east side of Lee's Branch in Granville County, North Carolina in 1754. Also joined the Granville County Militia, commanded by Col William EATON (from whom he had bought land) and served in the company commanded by Capt. Sugar JONES. Atkins served as executor of Sugar JONES estate in 1761, and in 1765 he married Sarah JONES, his captain's daughter.

      Bought 685 acres in Granville adjoining Linches Creek, Joseph BRANTLEY and Samuel WILLIAMS.

      In 1769, BUTE COUNTY cut from Granville, and at least some of Atkins holdings fell within Bute, as he was listed as a gentleman and planter when he signed the Bute County Oath of Allegience on July 8, 1775. In 1779, WARREN County was split off from Bute and Atkin's is found there, acquiring another 18 1/2 acres on Lee's Branch.

      1790 Federal Census Warren County, NC Halifax District Atkins McLemore 1 male +16, 3 females, 16 slaves

      He died in Warren County in May, 1791, and his will, dated 15 September 1788, named his wife Sarah as executrix and left bequests to children Martha, Abigail, Young, Abraham, Robert, Atkins Jr, Sarah Jane and Priscilla. He devised land on Lynch's Creek in Warren and Franklin Counties, North Carolina. Also named were his brother, Young, and his son-in-law Nathaniel CHRISTMAS (Abigail's husband), and William CHRISTMAS. (James L. McLemore, III, pp 44, 45).

      The History of Carroll County, Tennessee, p. 257 notes that "in 4-1776 Atkins was appointed by the Provincial Congress of NC to "receive, procure and purchase fire arms for the use of troops" in preparation for the Revolutionary War. He served in the NC State House of Commons 1778-1779, and was one of six commissioners appointed in 1779 by the NC General Assembly "to lay off and establish a town in Warren Co., NC for the setting the Court House of said County."

      Robert McLemore Butler provided this extract from "North Carolina Revolutionary Soldiers, Sailors, and Patriots & Descendants" Vol II

      Akins McLemore, Sr. (R-PAT-NC) c 1735 - W/P 1791 (will probated) M. Sarah ? (very possible last name was Young) Children: Abraham, Young, Robert, Akins, Sarah

      Martha Hunt, in October 2914, shared the following additional details about the family of Atkins and Sarah McLemore:

      The family came from Granville, Warren and Franklin Counties in N.C.  They moved to Tennessee in the early 1800's after Tennessee was cut off from N.C. and became a state.   Atkins McLemore, Sr. had a large blacksmith's shop in Franklin County, NC, a foundry, where he was paid to make guns and ammunition during the Revolutionary War.  He died in Warren County, NC around 1792.  His will distributes slaves to his children.

      Some of Atkin McLemore's children, especially my 4th great grandfather - Abraham McLemore, moved their households to Tennessee.  Following is a list from the will of Atkins McLemore.

      Daughter, Martha Nicholson received 2 Negroes - Linda, Joe. 
      Daughter Abigail Christmas received 2 Negroes - Ollie and Plum.  (In 1789 Abigail was married to William Christmas.  Later on she married his brother). 
      Son, Young McLemore received 3 Negroes - Isham, Bott and young Butler. 
      Son, Nathaniel McLemore received 2 Negroes - Kigh and Dinah. 
      Son,  Abraham received 4 Negroes - Frank, Sarah, Hannah and Judey. 
      Son, Robert McLemore received 2 Negroes - Essia and Cherry.  (Might be Isaiah and Cherry)
      Son,  Atkins McLemore received 3 Negroes - Stephen, Milley and Hunneyball. 
      Daughter, Sarah Jones McLemore, 3 Negroes - Poll, Hardy and Green. 
      Daughter, Priscilla McLemore received 3 Negroes - Winney, Tom and Mingo. 
      To his wife Sarah, the following Negroes - Butler, Jim, George, Peter, Scot, Sal, Lydde, Sue, Aggy, and Vina. 

      Abraham, Abigail, Young and Robert Mclemore moved to TN.  Abraham lived in Gibson Co.,TN.  His sons Sugars and Young Atkins moved to Tennessee also. They purchased slaves, And the women who they married had slaves.
    Person ID I21663  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2015 

    Father Abraham Macklemore,   b. Aft 1664, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1735, Bertie County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Mother Mary Young,   b. Bef 1702,   d. Aft Feb 1737, Northhampton County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Married Abt 1720  [1, 4
    Family ID F7601  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Jones,   b. Aft 1735, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1808, Warren County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married Aft 1750  Granville County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Martha McLemore,   b. Between 1751 and 1766, Granville County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1804, Franklin County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
     2. Abigail McLemore,   b. Between 1760 and 1768, Granville County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1828, Williamson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     3. Nathaniel McLemore,   b. Abt 1762, Granville County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1824, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
     4. Abraham McLemore,   b. 11 Oct 1765, Granville County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1844, Gibson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. Young Atkins McLemore,   b. Between 1767 and 1770, Bute County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1823, Williamson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
     6. Robert McLemore,   b. 30 Nov 1769, Bute County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1823, Williamson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     7. Atkins McLemore, Jr.,   b. Between 1770 and 1776, Bute County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1821, Franklin County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
     8. Mary McLemore,   b. Abt 1771, Bute County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1789, Warren County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 17 years)
     9. Sarah J. McLemore,   b. Between 1774 and 1778, Warren County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1800  (Age ~ 27 years)
     10. Priscilla McLemore,   b. Between 1776 and 1780, Warren County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1795  (Age ~ 20 years)
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F7610  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1724 - Bertie County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Aft 1750 - Granville County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - May 1791 - Warren County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S321] Freeman, Mark (mwfgenealogy@verizon.net) "Mostly Southern" http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=markfreeman ; Ver. 2008-09-19 17:51:13.

    2. [S1094] Carroll County Homecoming '86 Historical Book Committee "History of Carroll County, Tennessee" (Turner Publishing Company, Paducah, KY) First Printing 1986, Second Printing 1998, p. 257 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S206] McLemore, James L. III ("The Early History of the McLemore Family of Virginia and the Carolinas"), p 43 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S206] McLemore, James L. III ("The Early History of the McLemore Family of Virginia and the Carolinas"), p 40 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S206] McLemore, James L. III ("The Early History of the McLemore Family of Virginia and the Carolinas"), p 44 (Reliability: 3).