John Daniel

#614, b. circa 1785, d. October 1850

Relationships3rd great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
6th great-grandson of Richard Couch
23rd great-grandson of Robert de Manners
ChartsDescent from Richard Couch to Researcher
Descent from Robert de Manners to Researcher
Descendants of John Daniel & Catherine Couch
FatherJohn Daniel b. c 1750, d. 27 Apr 1837
MotherSusannah Couch b. c 1750, d. Aug 1837

Major Life Events

     John Daniel was born circa 1785 in North Carolina or Virginia.1,2 He married Catherine Couch on 28 December 1814 in Orange Co., North Carolina.3 John died in October 1850 in Sumner Co., Tennessee.1

Children of John and Catherine Couch

Narrative

     Robert A. King sold 51 1/2 acres to John Daniel for #124 31 May 1836. Thomas Anderson sold 1 3/4 acres 20 poles to John Daniel for $48 on 28 January 1841. This totals 53 1/4 acres 20 poles.4

     On 9 April 1978, Nancy Lawrence and Elizabeth Daniel sold to Sarah J. West for a sum of $75 45 acres being the tract of land known as the old Daniel tract, formerly owned by John Daniel, our interest being one third each, inherited by us from said father John Daniel." What happened to Fanny's one third interest and what happened to the other 8 1/4 acres? On 9 April 1878 Lee Head, adm. of John W. Head, "sold to Sarah Jane West, wife of John West, the undivided 1/3 interest of his intestate in tract of land consisting of 45 acres and know as the old Daniel tract." This appears to be Fanny's 1/3 interest. John Head was born in 1822 and died intestate in 1874. His wife, Eveline, is buried beside him in the Gallatin Cemetery.4 Two of the grandsons of Fanny married women with the surname Head. It would appear that Fanny at some point sold her share of her father's estate to John Head who may have been the father or grandfather of the two women who married Fanny's grandsons, Joseph H. Bennison and Dave Bennison.

     John made a will on 17 August 1849. Will of John Daniel:

     I John Daniel of the County of Sumner and state of Tennessee, being of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby making all others that I may have written at any time _____ item first after my just debts are paid, I give to my beloved wife Catherine all of my estate both real and personal consisting of land, houses, hogs, sheep, all farming tools of every description, house hold and kitchen furniture, to have and to hold during her natural life or widowhood. If she marries then the land to be sold and the proceeds being all divided between my three daughters, Elizabeth, Nancy, and Fanny and at the decease of my wife Catherince it is my will all my furniture go to my daughter Nancy and at the death of my wife should there be any stock of any kind belonging to my estate it is my will all of her property both real and personal go to my daughter Fanny and her heirs to have and to hold during their natural life and further it is my will that the portion of property, stock that may be coming from my estate to my daughter Fanny I give alone to her and her heirs forever. It is my wish that the one third of the proceeds of my land above remain to my daughter Elizabeth, go to her and her heirs forever. Signed in our presence and we have subscribed our names in the presence of the testor August 17th, 1849. Signed A. V. Miller, J. S. Douglas; John Daniel (his mark).5

U. S. Census Records

Census1840John Daniel was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Sumner Co., Tennessee. Enumerated were:
          1 White Male 15-20, Unknown
          2 White Males 40-50, John
          1 White Female 15-20, Elizabeth, Francis
          1 White Female 20-30, Nancy
          1 White Female 40-50, Catherine.6

Citations

  1. [S570] 1850 Mortality Schedule, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee, page 24.
  2. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Couch-Couch Family Tree (John Daniel - Catherine Couch Family Group Sheet).
  3. [S521] Archives, Raleigh, NC, NC Master Marriage Microfiche.
  4. [S522] Jean M. Durrett, "John Daniel Research Report."
  5. [S524] Sumner Co. Loose Records A 5174m #413.
  6. [S1093] 1 June 1840, 1840 U. S. Census, Smith, Stewart, and Sumner Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 373.

Catherine Couch

#615, b. circa 1795, d. after 1870

Relationship3rd great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescent from Richard Couch to Researcher
Descent from Robert de Manners to Researcher
Descendants of John Daniel & Catherine Couch

     Conflicting evidence states that Catherine Couch was born circa 1790 in North Carolina.1,2

Major Life Events

     Catherine Couch was born circa 1795 in North Carolina.3,4,5 She married John Daniel, son of John Daniel and Susannah Couch, on 28 December 1814 in Orange Co., North Carolina.6 Catherine died after 1870 in Tennessee.5

Children of Catherine and John Daniel

Narrative

     Catherine was also known as Catey.

U. S. Census Records

Census1850In the Census of 1850 enumerated 9 October 1850, Catherine Daniel was listed as a head of household in Sumner Co., Tennessee. She was listed at age 60, occupation as a farmer with property value of $1,200, born in North Carolina. There are three children listed with her, Thomas age 10, Joshua age 8, and Mary age 6. It is uknown whether these are her children. They were not mention in the will of her husband, John Daniels, and with her age of 60 it seems unlikely that they are hers. Perhaps they are the children of an unknown son who is deceased. Also enumerated in the household: Thomas Daniel, Joshua Daniel and Mary Daniel.2
Census1860Catherine Daniel was listed at age 65, born in North Carolina, as a member of the household of Lemuel Lawrence in Sumner Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1860 enumerated 14 June 1860.7
Census1870Catherine Couch was listed at age 75, born in North Carolina, as a member of the household of Francis Marion Brown in Gordonsville, Logan Co., Kentucky, in the Census of 1870 enumerated 7 June 1870.8

Citations

  1. [S529] Information provided by Earl Lawrence Smith, Charts, notes, etc. Copy in researcher's file.
  2. [S486] 1850 U. S. Census, Sullivan, Sumner, Tipton, & Van Buren Cos., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, p. 172B, line 5, dwelling 623, family 623.
  3. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Couch-Couch Family Tree (John Daniel - Catherine Couch Family Group Sheet).
  4. [S894] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Sullivan and Sumner, Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 34, line 16, dwelling 221, family 221.
  5. [S1098] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, Logan Co., Kentucky, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 361, line 25, dwelling 44, family 44.
  6. [S521] Archives, Raleigh, NC, NC Master Marriage Microfiche.
  7. [S894] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Sullivan and Sumner, Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 34, line 8, dwelling 221, family 221.
  8. [S1098] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, Logan Co., Kentucky, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 361, line 22, dwelling 44, family 44.
  9. [S1093] 1 June 1840, 1840 U. S. Census, Smith, Stewart, and Sumner Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 373.

Robert Lawrence

#616, b. between 1760 and 1770, d. circa 1834

Relationship3rd great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherCharles Lawrence b. s 1728, d. a 1800
MotherAmey Joyner

Major Life Events

     Robert Lawrence was born between 1760 and 1770.1,2 He married Unknown ?. Robert Lawrence married Mary Daughtrey, daughter of Unknown Parker. Robert died circa 1834 in Sumner Co., Tennessee.

Children of Robert and Unknown ?

Family of Robert and Mary Parker

Narrative

     In the January 1801 Term of the Sumner County Court Minutes Robert Atkinson entered into bond in the sum of two hundred dollars with Robert Lawrence Security on a motion ordered that administration of the estate of Charleten Atkinsen decd. be granted to said Robert Atkinson.3

     Robert Lawrence was the administrator in the inventory of the estate of Starky Daughtry on 31 January 1818.4 Starky Daughtry is probably the brother of Elizabeth Daughtry wife of Charles Lawrence mentioned in the will of their father, Jesse Daughtry, in Northampton County, North Carolina in 1796.

     Mary's first husband Samuel Daughtrey died in February 1805. Her youngest son Henry Daughtrey was not mentioned in Samuel's will. She may have been pregnant with Henry at her husbands or Henry might be a child by some other male. Henry's birth date from census records range from 1807 to 1810, but possibly could have been as earlly as late 1805. She was mentioned as wife to Robert in his will written in 1828. Therefore, Robert and Mary probably married sometime between 1807 and 1828. Robert was born between 1760 and 1770 and could have had a first wife and family before he married Mary.

     In his will Robert mentions Benjamin and Nancy Gaines children of Patsy Gaines wife of Thomas Gaines. It's possible that Patsy was a daughter of Robert's from a first marriage. Another child could possibly have been John Lemuel Lawrence born in 1792 who married Nancy Ann Rogers.

     Robert made a will on 13 September 1828. He names his wife Mary, stepson Henry H. Daughtry, Benjamin Gaines and Nancy Gaines children of Patsy Gaines wife of Thomas B. Gaines.5 The sale of his estate did not occur until 1834, which indicates that he possibly did not die until 1834 and, therefore, could be the Robert, executor of the will of Charles Lawrence, that purchases land from Richard Vincent for the widow and heirs of Charles Lawrence in 1833. Some of the purchasers at the sale of his estate were Mary Lawrence, Nancy Lawrence, Hardy Lawrence, and Joel H. Daughtry.

U. S. Census Records

Census1830Robert Lawrence was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census in Sumner Co., Tennessee. Enumerated were:
          1 whte male 60-70 (Robert)
          1 white female 50-60 (Mary).2

Citations

  1. [S825] Charles Lawrence's Will.
  2. [S1017] August 7, 1820, 1820 U. S. Census, Giles, Maury, Rutherford, Shelby, Steward, and Sumner Counties, Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 206.
  3. [S1596] Sumner Co., TN Court Minutes Vol. 3, 1797-1801, page 406.
  4. [S823] Mrs. Gale Williams Bamman and Mrs. Debbie Williams Spero, Sumner Co., TN Inventories, Settlements, and Guardian Accounts, pages 38, 39.
  5. [S824] Edythe Whitley, Sumner Co., TN Will Books 1 and 2, page 57.

John Lawrence

#617, b. circa 1765, d. 11 August 1845

Relationship3rd great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherCharles Lawrence b. s 1728, d. a 1800
MotherAmey Joyner

Major Life Events

     John Lawrence was probably born in North Carolina circa 1765.1 He married Lydia Malone, daughter of James Vinson and Unity ?, on 29 August 1792 in Sumner Co., Tennessee.2 John died on 11 August 1845 in Tennessee.1

Family of John and Lydia Vinson

Narrative

     Based on the following information I believe that this John Lawrence is the John Lawrence who married Lydia Malone.

     On 18 June 1795, in the 19th year of American Independence John Lawrence and wife Lydia Lawrence, Exr of Lewis Malone, Dec'd Sumner Co., and Territory S of Ohio River deeded to James Campbell, (Lewis had made sale during his lifetime) 100 acres, L48, tr on Sinking Creek, part tr orig to James Clendening & abutting Henry Vinson. Witnessed by James Vinson and Robert Patton.

     On 2 January 1798, James Sanders deeded to John Laurance, for $200, 200 acres on branches running into Cumberland River on N. side, beg SW cor preemption orig granted James Clindinning. Witnessed by George Smyth. That deed reads as follows:3

     This Indenture made on the second Day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Ninety eight between James sanders of the County of Sumner & State of Tennessee of the one part & John Lawrance of the County and State aforesaid of the other part Withesseth that the said James Sanders for & in Consideration of the Sum of two hundred Dollars to him in hand paid by the said John Laurance the Receipt whereof he the Said James Sanders Doth hereby acknowledge hath granted bargained & sold and by these presents Doth grant bargain & Sell unot the said John Lawrance his heirs or assignes one Certain tract or parcel of land containing by estimation two hundred acres be the same more or less lying in Sumner County on some branches Runing into Cumberland River on the north side & Bounded as follows Begining at a Honey Lowst [sic] & Hickory the south west corner of a premeption originaly granted to James Clindinning thence Eastwardly with his line three hundred and twenty Six poles to his South East Corner poplar thence East thirty one poles to a Stake South ninety one poles to several pointers thence westerwrdly three hundred and fifty Six poles to a red oak North ninety one poles to the begining together with the appurtenances thence belonging to have and to hold the aforesaid tract of two hundred acres of land to the said John Laurance his heirs or assigns the said james Sanders for himself his heirs and assigns the said tract of two hundred acres of land to the said John Lawrance his heirs or assigns and the said James Sanders for himself his heirs and assigns the said tract of land [the repeated phrase as recorded] with all its appurtenances unto the said John Lawrence Lawrance his heirs and assigns against the Claim of all persons whomsomever will warrant & Defend In Testimony whereof the said James Sanders hath subscribed his name and affixed his Seal the Day and year first above written
Signed Sealed & Delivered
In presence of
Geo Smythe James Sanders (Seal)

     On the 1799 tax list John is listed with 200 acres "on Cumberland River" while his brother, Charles, is listed with John but with no acres indicating that Charles and his family probably were living on the land of his brother.

     On 25 December 1799, John Lawrence deeded to James Chapman for $515, tract on branches running into Cumberland River on N. side between mouth of Elliott's Branch and Asher's Creek, beg SW cor preemp orig granted James Clendining. Witnessed by Henry Belote and David Shelby.

     In Sumner County Court Minutes July 1801 Term deed from John Lawrence and Lydia his wife to James Campbell for 180 acres of land was proved by James Vinson.4

     In March of 1808, John Lawrence purchased a lot in the town of Cairo as follows:5

     Winchester & Cage deed to John Lawrence for a town lot in Cairo. Know all men by these presents that we James Winchester and William Cage Junior both of Sumner County and State of Tennessee for and in consideration of the sum of Seventeen dollars and fifty cents paid us by John Lawrence of Wilson County & State aforesaid the receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge do hereby give grant sale and convey to the said John Lawrence his heirs and assigns foever all that lot of land situate lying and being in the Town of Cairo, and distinguished in the plan of said Town by Number forty three South side of high Street and containing fifty perches of land which will more fully appears by reference thereto being had. To have and to hold the said granted and bargained premisses with the privileges and appurtenances thereof to the Said John Lawrence his heirs and assigns forever to his the their use and behoof forever and further that the Streets and allies as laid out in the plan of the Said town shalt forever remain common higways to the citizens thereof, and we the Said James Winchester and William Cage Jun. for ourselves our heirs executors and administrators do covenant with the Said John Lawrence his heirs and assigns that we are lawfully seized of the premises that they are free of all incumberances that we have a good right to sell and convey the same to the said John Lawrence his heirs and assigns forever to hold as aforesaid and that we will warrant and defend the same to the Said John Lawrence his heirs and assigns foever against the lawful claims and demands of all persons. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and Seals this fifteenth day of March in the Year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and eight.
Sign Sealed & acknowledged J. Winchester (Seal)
in presence of William Cage Jun. (Seal)
State of Tennessee Sumner County March Term 1808 --The within deed from James Winchester & William Cage Jun. to John Lawrence for a town lot in Cairo No. 43 was duly acknowledged by the Said Winchester & Cage & ordered to registration let it be registered.
David Shelby Clark of Sumner County Court
Registered and Exam'd 18th Nov. 1812 James Douglass Register
by Thomas Calbert Deputy
Register of Sumner County.

U. S. Census Records

Census1840John Lawrence was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Wilson Co., Tennessee.6

Citations

  1. [S1386] David Masters, "Vinson/Malone Family Information," e-mail to Paul E. Lawrence, 13 September 2004.
  2. [S1083] Edythe Rucker Whitley, Sumner Co. TN Marriages 1787-1838, page 2.
  3. [S306] Deed Books, Sumner Co., Tennessee, Deed Book A, page 40.
  4. [S1596] Sumner Co., TN Court Minutes Vol. 3, 1797-1801, page 441.
  5. [S306] Deed Books, Sumner Co., Tennessee, Deed Book 6, page 232.
  6. [S1415] June 1, 1840, 1840 U. S. Census, Williamson, Wilson, and Warren Counties, Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 274.