John Dawkins; widow: Susannah; Issued May 16, 1833; Act of June 7, 1832; at $22.50 per annum fro March 4, 1831; Service rendered in North Carolina; Rank - Private; Application, August 2, 1831; Age 81/82; Residence at date of application: Richmond County, NC. Served under Capt. Speed and Col. Medlock in Mounted Militia against the Indians for 3 months. After his return, he served three months under Col. Crawford. He served as a Minute Man all during the Revolutionary War. Martin D. Crawford, Clerk or Court, deposed that the court approved or believed his statements. John McAlister deposed that he saw John Dawkins in service under Capt. Wall. John Dawkins deposed that he was born 1750 in Virginia; when an infant, moved to Randolph County, North Carolina, thence to Richmond County, North Carolina. Claim is allowed.
Richmond County, NC Census:
1800: John Dawkins Samuel Dawkins William Dawkins
1850: Rockingham District: Eli Dawkins, 40, Laborer, b. NC; Mary, 40, b. NC; Catherine, 20, b. NC; William, 16, Laborer, b. NC; Wesley, 14, b. NC; Elizabeth, 12, b. NC; Asariah (?), 8, b. NC; Holden (?), 6, b. NC; Lewis, 1, b. NC
Louis Journagen m. Catherine McLane, Bondsman: Samuel Dawkins Atlas Dawkins m. Martha Dunn, 1/14/1853, Bondsman: R. S. McDonald Wm. Dawkins m. Mary Ann Priest, 11/29/1854, Bondsman: Elijah A. Dawkins; Witness: B. H. Knight, Dpty.
Richmond County, NC Court Minutes:
12/12/1804, Thomas Pollard vs. Hardy Stephens; juror: Samuel Dawkins, Jr. 12/11/1805, ordered that the following men work on the road from Webb's Ferry to the cross road at Mrs. Williams: Micajah Dawkins 3/1806, Mary Overstreet vs. Moses Knight; juror: John Dawkins
Richmond County, NC Slave Records:
October 13, 1821; investigation into the murder, by stabbing, of Ned, slave of Israel Watkins, by Burgess, slave of Elijah Thomas; witness: Henry Dawkins January 17, 1861; State vs. Alex, slave of Stephen W. Covington, charged with murder; Coroner's Jury: William Dawkins
VARIOUS RICHMOND COUNTY, NC RECORDS:
Richmond Co. Court Records:
1823: Men assigned to lay off and allot dower of Sarah McPherson: Samuel Dawkins, John McKinnon, Issac Yates, James Yates, Daniel mcSween, D. McLeod, Daniel Campbell, John McLauchlin, Murdock McKinnon, Peter Martin, Alex. Douglas, Moses Knight, John Haley, David Britt
1842: Superior Court of Law and Equity; Petition of Allen Dawkins against Eliza Dawkins, his wife, humbly complaining, sheweth unto your Honor, that your petitioner intermarried with the Defendant, Eliza Dawkins, sometime in the year of our lord 1835, or thereabouts. That he lived with her, supporting, cherishing and protecting her, and in peace and harmony, until about six weeks after they were married. That about the period last mentioned said Eliza Dawkins departed from his home and went to her father's, Samuel Dawkins, without any cause or provocation known to your petitioner. There remaining, studiously avoiding an interview with your petitioner and refusing to return, notwithstanding the frequent and repeated efforts of your petitioner to get her so to do. That she started with her father to Alabama and, as your petitioner is informed and believes, was married in Cheraw, SC, to a man by the name of John Hall, with whom she lived in adultery. That her father, after the marriage of his daughter to said Hall, returned to this County and remained a year, during which time the said Eliza Dawkins, as your petitioner is informed, left her second husband (Hall) and came back to her father's house. After her arrival in this County, her father again started to Alabama, carrying with him your petitioner's wife, Eliza Dawkins. When in that country, your petitioner understands and verily believes, she was married again (the third time) to a man whose name your petitioner has forgotten. That some time in January, 1841, her father, Samuel Dawkins, returned to this State, bringing with him Eliza Dawkins.......Your petitioner therefore prays your Honor to grant him such other and further relief, as the nature of the case may require. May it please your Honor to grant your petitioner the States Writ of Subpoena, empowering the Clerk of our Court to issue a copy of this Petition and Subpoena as prayed for and as in duty bound, your petitioner will ever pray. Francis A. Terry, for Petitioner. Sworn to before me, Elisha T. Long, J. P.
1853: Thomas Gibson, Admin. of Warner Chance, Sr., deceased, left as surviving heirs: Samuel, Elijah, Nelson, Benj., Richard, Warner, Wm. and Agnes Chance, who intermarried with William Snead, Nancy Gibson; Harriet Chance, who intermarried with James Watson; the children of Elizabeth Chance, deceased, who had intermarried with John Dawkins, Abijah Dawkins, Sally Dawkins, John Dawkins, Fanny Dawkins, Aaron Dawkins and Atlas Dawkins; and the children of Sarah Chance, who intermarried with Joseph Smith, Rachel Smith, Charles Smith, Thomas Smith, Agnes Smith, Jane Smith and Sarah Ann Smith; and Warner Chance, son of Dorry Chance; children and heirs at law of the said Warner Chance, Senior. That the decedent died possessed of 460 acres in Richmond County, adjoining the lands of Frank Surgenor and John Dawkins.......necessary to sell in order to pay indebtedness.......that Samuel Chance, Nelson Chance, Nancy Gibson and Warner Chance, son of Dorry, reside beyond the limits of this State; and that Aaron Dawkins, Warner Dawkins, and Fanny Dawkins, Rachel Smith, Charles Smith, Thomas Smith, Agnes Smith, Jane Smith, Sarah Ann Smith and Warner Chance, son of Dorry, are infants of tender years without any regularly appointed guardian. John Worthy Cameron, Sol Pro Petitioner. M. L. Douglas is appointed guardian Ad litem to the Dawkins Children, the Smith Children and Warner Chance, son of Dorry.
1854: Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions appointed jurors for the Fall Term for the Superior Court of Law and Equity, to be held at the Courthouse in Rockingham: Asa Dawkins, Archibald McCormick, Allen McCaskill, Richmond Yates, John C. Stewart, John L. McColl, John M. Covington, James McPherson, Elisha t. Long, John A. Morrison, Sanders M. Ingraham, Duncan Campbell, Mitchell Webb, John W. Thomas, N. T. Bowdon, Peter McLean, Culliver Britt, Jr., Daniel Stewart, Daniel McKay, Benj. Covington, Daniel McKinnon, Clinton Lisk, Samuel Gibson, Simeon McLean, Daniel McIntyre, Isaac McLendon, Dougald McLaurin, Joseph McMillan, Duncan McIntyre, Tho. M. Wright, Sandburn McKeither, Elijah C. Everette, Charles Stewart, John Covington, James P. Covington, Selvis R. Thomas, John r. McLeod, Wiley H. Covington, Archibald Priest, Daniel mcIntyre, Thomas Covington, James Northam, Green d. Tyson and Charles C. Terry, CCC Louis H. Webb, Deputy Wm. Buchanan, Sheriff.
Two letters written during the Civil War by Martin R. McDonald, were found among Richmond County Court Records at NC Dept. of Archives and History: 2/23/1864 "My Dear Brother, This morning finds me enjoying very good health. I have nothing new to write you, the same routine of drawing rations, cooking and eating them is our daily business. When we look out, we see nothing but ice, all the time. The weather has moderataed and is now quite pleasant. It reminds me very much of my own Spring mornings, only we do not hear the birds singing. There was a lot of prisoners sent from here week before last, about 320 men. They went to Point Lookout (MD). They have reached their destination safely and are well pleased with the change. There is nothing said about sending off any more. William Covington was one of the number. Ugley Daniel's son, James Chappell, is in good health. Let me know whether our old neighbor Walter Lovin does not live in this State and his address and I will let him know of the death of his father and brother-in-law. Give my love to Judah and the children and my sisters. Do the best you can to keep things moving. Let me know how the girls are doing and what arrangements they had made for this year. Give my regards to Starling Gibson [son of William and Mary Dawkins Gibson, married Mary Lovin], M. D. Bethune, Dr. McFadgyen and all my old neighbors. Tell Uncle Nat and Riley "Howdy." Your Brother, Martin R. McDonald"
1842: DAWKINS children above 5 and under 21 years in Hedgecock Free School District, County of Richmond: Martha Dawkins, Catharine Dawkins, William Dawkins, Wiley Dawkins, Walter Dawkins, John W. Dawkins
1852: DAWKINS children above 5 and under 21 years attending school, County of Richmond (district unknown): Henry Dawkins, Jane Dawkins, Elijah Dawkins, Samuel Dawkins, William Dawkins, Elizabeth Dawkins, George W. Dawkins, Frances Dawkins
1853: DAWKINS children above 5 and under 21 years in Hedgecock District, County of Richmond: Richard Dawkins, Rebecca Dawkins, Abner Dawkins, Julia H. Dawkins, Stephen Dawkins, Mary Jane Dawkins, Jane Dawkins, Wiley Dawkins, Susan Dawkins
1854: DAWKINS children above 5 and under 21 years in Hedgecock District, County of Richmond: Wiley Dawkins, Fanny Dawkins, Rebecca Dawkins, Richard Dawkins, John Dawkins, Jane Dawkins, Martha Dawkins, Wiatt Dawkins, Tyresa Dawkins, Jane Dawkins, Charlotia Dawkins, Susan Dawkins
1857: Election held in the Beaverdam or 24th District: We, the undersigned managers, certify the following to be a true statement of all the votes given in the Beaverdam District on April 4th. Voters: Asa Dawkins, Richard Dawkins, Warner Dawkins, Atlas J. Dawkins, Neal L. Currie, John Thrower, Wm. Wallace, Malcom Currie, Wiley Bounds, Dempsey Gibson, Hector B. Currie
1857: DAWKINS children above 5 and under 21 years in Beaverdam or 24th District; (School Committee: Asa Dawkins, Hugh McLean, Wiley Bounds) Frances Dawkins, Sarah J. Dawkins
1858: DAWKINS children above 5 and under 21 years in District 37, County of Richmond: Comodore Jefferson Dawkins, Sarah Jane Dawkins
1860: DAWKINS children above 5 and under 21 years in District 37, County of Richmond: Jincy Dawkins, Sarah Dawkins
1861: DAWKINS children above 6 and under 20 years in District 42, County of Richmond: Comodore P. Dawkins, Jincy Dawkins, Sarah J. Dawkins,
1871: Names of parents and number of children (district unknown): J. H. Dawkins: 1; John F. Dawkins: 2; John W. Dawkins: 5; Bishop Dun: 2; Walter Dunn: 1; H. B. Currie: 2; J. W. McLean: 8; John D. Lovin: 2; J. T. McLeod: 4; Nelson Gibson: 3; N. T. Currie: 2; T. F. Gibson: 4; Luke Gibson: 4; J. P. Harris: 2; M. M. Chance: 7; Jessie Austin: 1; M. A. Currie: 3
1872: DAWKINS parents and number of children, Beaverdam School District, County of Richmond: Warner Dawkins: 2; Atlas J. Dawkins: 5; Sarah Dawkins: 1; Wm. Dawkins: 3
Richmond County Testators: Eli Dawkins, 1884 Samuel Dawkins, 1850
Richmond County, NC Dawkins Confederate Soldiers:
A.; 72nd Regiment Abner; 5th Battalion A. G.; 38th Regiment, died Elijah; 38th regiment George; 52nd Regiment, born Richmond Co., enlisted New Hanover Co. at 37 on 3/14/1862 H. W.; 38th Regiment John; 38th Regiment John. J.; 38th Regiment John W.; 23rd Regiment, wounded Richard; 33rd Regiment Richard; 38th Regiment Richard; 5th Battalion Samuel; 38th Regiment S. B.; born Richmond Co., enlisted New Hanover Co. at 26, on 3/14/1862, served in 52nd Regiment, died Drewry Bluff, VA, 8/10/1862 Walter; 5th Battalion Warner; 32nd Regiment Wiley J.; 5th Battalion William B.; 5th Battalion Richmond County, NC; William Ussery's Account Book, 1854 - 1871:
1/14/1854, Charge to Estate of Washington Dawkins; 1 small coffin; 3.00 [Washington Dawkins, 12/1826-11/1853, married Nancy McRae, 1830-10/1866] 11/30/1854, Charge to James; coffin for Wiley Webb; hire Ely Dawkins to dig grave and carry out corpse; 1.00 [Eli Dawkins, 10/1806-11/1884, married Mary "Polly" Terry, 1806-9/1871]
Dawkins Buried in Richmond County, NC Cemeteries:
A. W., 1843 - 6/1/1875, Green Lake Church Cemetery Asa, d. 2/20/1884 (?), Dawkins Cemetery #2 C. Perry, 5/26/1851 - 1/31/1929, Green Lake Church Cemetery Catherine, 7/22/1832 - 12/28/1913, dau. of Eli & Polly, Dawkins Cemetery Daniel B., 4/24/1877 - 7/31/1897, Green Lake Church Cemetery Edna, 2/14/1814 - 1/8/1883, wife of W. D. Dawkins, Dawkins Cemetery #1 Eli, 10/23/1806 - 11/14/1884, Dawkins Cemetery Eliza C., 2/11/1856 - 10/19/1927 (?), wife of J. W. Dawkins, Green Lake Church Cemetery Elizabeth, 9/21/1847 - 4/15/1885, dau. of W. D. & Edna, Dawkins Cemetery #1 Ella, 8/8/1878 (?) - 8/21/1901, Dawkins Cemetery #2 Elmira Edna, 6/21/1887 - 8/21/1887, dau. of J. T. & M., Dawkins Cemetery #1 Esther May, 9/30/1892 - 9/30/1892, dau. of C. P. & M. E., Green Lake Church Cemetery Francis J., d. 5/3/1882, wife of Richard Dawkins, Dawkins Cemetery #2 Gladys Aline, 1/2/1921 - 1/4/1921, dau. of E. C. & Annie Holden, 7/22/1846 - 5/13/1884, Dawkins Cemetery Irene, b. 10/10/1899, wife of J. R. Dawkins, Green Lake Church Cemetery J. T., 9/23/1850 - 12/31/1923, Dawkins Cemetery #1 J. W., d. 4/6/1882, Dawkins Cemetery John H., 12/20/1856 (?) - 4/25/1926 (?), Green Lake Church Cemetery John P., 10/31/1895 - 5/6/1929, Green Lake Church Cemetery John W., 5/31/1854 - 7/14/1911, Green Lake Church Cemetery Lewis Thomas, 7/17/1848 - 4/24/1927, Dawkins Cemetery Lucy C., 6/24/1851 - 3/16/1932, wife of Wm. B. Dawkins, Dawkins Cemetery #1 Madora, 5/18/1854 - 2/9/1924, wife of J. T. Dawkins, Dawkins Cemetery #1 Maggie, 10/6/1886 - 9/11/1930, Green Lake Church Cemetery Martha E., 4/15/1855 - 4/20/1900, wife of C. P. Dawkins, Green Lake Church Cemetery Mary, 8/29/1840 - 2/4/1912, Dawkins Cemetery #2 Nancy J. (McRae), 1830 - 10/6/1866, wife of Washington Dawkins, b. Long Dairy Place Nancy (possibly 'Mandy'), d. 8/17/1860, Dawkins Cemetery #2 Parthens, 4/22/1807 - 9/15/1835, dau. of Wm. & Ermin LeGrand, wife of Wm. Dawkins, Baldwin-LeGrand Cem. Penelope, 6/5/1864 - 1/26/1920, wife of J. F. Dawkins, Green Lake Church Cemetery Polly (Terry), 1806 - 9/2/1871, wife of Eli Dawkins, Dawkins Cemetery Rebecca, Dawkins Cemetery #2 Richard, Sr., d. 2/19/1884 (?), Dawkins Cemetery #2 Sarah, 7/1/1844 - 5/12/1922, wife of W. W. Dawkins, Old East Side Cemetery, Rockingham Susan, d. 9/22/1860, Dawkins Cemetery #2 W. D., 1813 - 10/1/1903, Dawkins Cemetery #1 W. S., 9/19/1862 - 6/13/1909, Dawkins Cemetery #2 Walter, 7/19/1887 - 3/30/1890, son of W. S. & E. Dawkins, Dawkins Cemetery #2 Walter, 8/28/1828 - 12/14/1901, Dawkins Cemetery #2 Washington, 12/7/1826 - 11/15/1853, b. Long Dairy Place Wiley, 12/2/1835 - 4/26/1914, Old East Side Cemetery, Rockingham William B., 10/8/1845 - 2/3/1931, Dawkins Cemetery #1 William, 1/22/1883 - 7/3/1911, son of Eli & Polly Dawkins, Dawkins Cemetery Willie, 8/6/1875 - 9/22/1887, son of W. W. & S. A. Dawkins, Old East Side Cemetery, Rockingham
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Early Inhabitants of the Natchez District; English Land Grants in Mississippi, 1768-1779 Samuel Osbourn, July 22, 1769
Natchez Court Records 1777. Samuel Osborn, listed in book of Debits/Credits in an estate case.
11/24/1781. On notice received of the death of Samuel Osborn, residing in this District on Cole's Creek, Commandant appointed Jane Osborn, his widow, as guardian of their four children: Samuel, 11, "Bud" [later listed as "Boyd"] 8, Sarah, 6, and "Buldah," 4 and of the child yet to be born [at the time of her death in 1784, only the 4 children named survived]. Wit.: Isaac Johnson, Josiah Flower, Philip Pleasant Turpin. Earl Douglass and James Simmons apptd. appraisers. Inventory; household goods, tools and utensils, slaves (2), animals. Tract of 300 arpents at Cole's Creek, bounded by land of Jeremiah Routh on one side and by Jeremiah Bryan, four houses, with parks and enclosures, orchard and garden $300. (Note: The second son is called "Boyd.") Debts outstanding: the said widow declares that there is an account in favor of the estate against Thaddeus Lyman in the hand of Don Juan de Villebeuvre, of which she does not recollect the amount; an account of $50 against James Ellison, which he acknowledges; acct. of $43 agst. Thomas James; $19 John Bloomart. Total appraisal, $2,123. 19 Jan. 1782. Widow, Jane Osborn, requested that the whole of the estate of her late husband, Samuel Osborn, as contained and described in inventory many be allowed and adjudged to her for the amount of the appraisement, which was allowed and she to give good and sufficient security for such part as may be inherited by the children from their late father. James Truly voluntarily offered himself as joint surety of the widow Jane Osborn for the whole estate, not only for any losses or damage occurring to the said estate of the children, but also if the same should be destroyed or carried off by the Indians.
1/28/1783. Personally appeared Peter Hawkins, resident of thie District, who sells to Widow Jane Osborn a negro woman named "Mary" of the Senegal Nation, and a daughter, named "Emelia" aged about 5 months, for $450, which the said widow has engaged to pay at two terms, 2500 pounds of pork at this time and as the 2nd payment, 1/1/1783, the balance in pork and tobacco in equal quantities, at the current prices thereof, for such is the agreement of the parties. Wit.: Isaac Johnson and James Truly. Charles de Grandpre. Receipt of Peter Hawkins for $250 acct of sale of negro woman and child, for which sum he fully releases the Widow Osborn, 1/28/1783. Before Grandpre.
12/28/1784. Notice received of the death of Joanna Osborn [in all other records name listed as 'Jane'], widow of late Samuel Osborn and, since, wife of Elijah Routh, said Joanna died at Cole's Creek and left 4 children, 2 sons and 2 daughters, lawful issue by her first marriage, the boys, Samuel and Boyd, one 14 and the other 11; the daughters, Sarah and Buldah. Curators appointed: Isaac Johnson and James Truly, of District, who accepted the charge. Appraisers of above estate Richard Harrison and John Burnet, both residents and planters of said District, who accepted. 1/1/1785. Inventory and appraised $2435. Nothing more being found on account of Elijah Routh, last husband of the deceased Joanna Osborn, having absconded on 26 of last month, taking two children, Samuel and Boyd, three slaves and seven horses and sundry other effects, belonging to the four minors. Signed, James Truly and Isaac Johnson. Wit.: John Burnet, John Joseph Rodriguez.
2/7/1785. Elijah Routh vs. the estate of Samuel Osborn. Elijah Routh represents that since the death of his wife, who was before the widow of Osborn, the property belonging to your petitioner has been inventoried with the estate of Samuel Osborn, deceased. Asks that a negro wench, two horses, a number of cows and hogs, and household furniture inserted in said inventory belonging to your petitioner and not the said estate.
9/18/1789. James Elliot to Don Manuel Gayoso de Lemos, 350 arpents on Cole's Creek, by lands of Adam Bingman, William Smith, Cato West and William Ford Banks, which said land was mortgaged to Thomas Wilkins with whose consent I now sell the same for $2000 (Mexican) paid in an order on the Royal Treasury; said tract having been purchased at the public sale of estate of Samuel Osborn.
3/24/1804. Claimant: Samuel Osborn [likely the son of above Samuel]. Wit.: Caleb Potter. Certificate D-20 issued September 14, 1806, Samuel Osborn, a citizen of the Miss. Terr., Jefferson Co., claims the right of preference in the purchase of 67 acres of land in said county, on the Mississippi river. The abovenamed Samuel Osborn did actually inhabit and cultivate the aforesaid tract prior to and on the 3rd March 1803, he being at that time above the age of 21 years and the head of a family. (Signed) Samuel Osborn.
3/24/1804. Claimant: Henry Platner. Wit.: Samuel Osborn
3/24/1804. Claimant: Caleb Potter. Wit.: Samuel Osborn.
3/24/1804. Claimant: John Maylone. Wit.: Samuel Osborn.
Claiborne County, MS Deeds
2/7/1813; Joseph and Peggy McRaven and John Norton, all of Claiborne County, MS Territory, to John W. Hamilton and James Hart, both of TN, for $3,000, 500acres adjoining Indian boundary line, known as Smith's Old Stand or Red Bluffs, certificate issued to William Smith as preemption claim. Witnesses: John B. Willis, Noble Osborn, L. D. Carson
Tensas Parish, LA Land Records, 1837:
William Wayne Osborne; section: 49; township: 13.0 N; Range: 13.0E; Meridian: 18; total acres: 108.51; Sign Date: 6/15/1837
Tensas Parish, LA 1850 Mortality Schedule Persons who died during the year ending 1st June, 1850, in Western Distric in Tensas Parish, LA: William Osborn, age 9, male, August, Born - LA, Cause of death: Inflamation-Brain
Tensas Parish, LA 1860 Federal Census: St. Joseph, LA [notation on census 'Waterproof with St. Joseph written in margin'] W. W. Osborne, 33, Manager, Property: $3,500; born MS [my 2-g-grandparents, Wm. and Mary Osborne] Mary M., 30; born MS Martha, 8; born MS Elizabeth J., 6; born MS Ella S., 11; born MS [this should read, 'b. LA--my g-grandmother was born in Waterproof, Tensas Parish, LA] Fuonia, 11 months; born LA Maulda Osborne, 56, born GA [I have William's mother's name as 'Matilda']
Tensas Parish, LA Property Owners, 1899: Bobby Osborne Robert B. Osborn, Sr. Ruby Osborne Alexander
Tensas Parish, LA Civil War Roster Roster of The Tensas Cavalry, mustered into the Confederate Service at Memphis, TN, August 29, 1861; information given by Maj. E. s. McCall: James C. Osborne
Louisiana Confederate Pension Applications Index: Carrie (David) Osborne Napoleon B. Osborne SarahOsborne Mrs. William Osborne Billie Osborn Mrs. Clark Osborn Rachael Osborn
Tensas Parish, LA Osborne Marriages: Sarah Ann Osborne m. Samuel W. Thomas; 12/8/1852 Ichabod S. Osborn m. Bertha G. Howard; 12/11/1872
Claiborne County, MS Osborne Marriage Bonds 5/11/1817; Mary Osborn m. Samuel SMITH of Choctaw Agency; surety: Joseph Moore 4/22/1829; Samuel H. Osborne m. Sarah Ann WALKER Jefferson County, MS Osborne Marriages Mary m. John HUNT, 1825 Elizabeth A. m. George W. JOHNSON, 1846 Huldah m. Moses NORMAN, 1819 John m. Matilda IVY, 1816 Lizzie m. John W. BAILEY, 1900 Louisiana m. James H. HARRELL, 1848 Martha A. m. E. M. KNAPP, 1869 Mary Jane m. Robert HAMILTON Samuel D. m. Katie NEWMAN, 1879 William m. Viola BUIE, 1882 William W. m. Mary Jane BALDRIDGE, 12/19/1849 Willie Ivie m. J. M. WATSON, 1884 J. C. m. Jimmie R. BOWEN, 12/11/1884 Levina m. Jesse W. EVANS, 1/29/1834 Mary Anne m. John HUNT, 1825 Thomas m. Levina J. FOREMAN, 12/17/1830
COPIAH COUNTY, MS OSBORNE MARRIAGES
Adelaide m. Andrew T. WOLFE, 1865 Lucy A. m. T. J. SIMS, 1866 Josie m. James Y. CLARK, 1869 Malinda m. David LLOYD, 1870 Margaret E. m. W. A. JONES, 1859 Oziah m. Mrs. Mary BAGGETT, 1859
From a Brookhaven, MS Newspaper
Pearly Freeman, the husband of Mary Ella King Freeman (Mary Ella is the daughter of William Winston and Mary Caroline Hamilton King; Mary Caroline is the daughter of Robert and Mary Osborn Hamilton) was shot and killed by his son. They were out in the field, opening up some ditches, when Pearly saw a rabbit. He called to his son and, as the boy turned to look, the gun went off and shot his father. He lived about four hours.
The aged Veteran, Mr. Wince King, 88, was buried at Ben Salem on Monday, just three weeks after the funeral of his wife. The family lived 3 miles west of Caseyville and Messers. Bob, Jim and Sam King mourn deeply the death of their parents. Dr. C. W. Grafton officiated at the funeral. The family had lived in Allen, RFD #1, Copiah County [about 10 miles up Hwy 28 from Union Church]. Notes: Wince King's wife was Mary Hamilton. Mr. King had lost his left eye in the Battle of the Wilderness in the Civil War and, by the time he applied for a pension, he had become totally blind.
[I don't know the date of the following articel, but it was apparently around the turn of the century. This article concerns John James King, son of William Winston and Mary Hamilton King. He was born in 1871 in Allen, Copiah County, MS and died on December 26, 1934 in Lincoln County and buried in Ben Salem Presbyterian Church Cemeteery. He married Irene Ferguson.]
...............According to eyewitness, of which there were a number, when the party [who was coming home from a prayer meeting] reached Mr. Beacham's front lot gate and were going in, Jim King and Prentiss Easterling, two young men of the neighborhood, rode up and King called to Mr. Bufkin that he wanted to see him in regard to a difficulty a few days previous between a small son of Bufkin and a little brother of King, at the time of which, Bufkin was reported as reprimanding the King boy. As soon as Bufkin turned and advanced to meet king, who had meantime dismounted from his mule, the latter opened fire on him with a pistol. He received two deadly wounds in the breast, when he turned to retreat and was followed by King and shot several times more in the back. It is alledged that as soon as Bufkin started to retreat, young Easterling drew his pistol and began shooting from his horse in the road. The whole shocking affair took place in full view of Bufkin's children, Mrs. Beacham and several other. When reached by Mr. Godbold and others, immediately after the shooting, Mr. Bufkin was leaning against the fence in a dying condition. He never spoke after being shot, and expired a short while after being carried into the house. Bufkin, who was a peaceable and respected citizen of the Caseyville community, had taken a leading part in the prayer meeting at the church and among other things, asserted during his remarks, that there was nothing he so much desired as to be right and do right. King and Easterling have surrendered to the authorites since the killing and are now in jail. It is learned that King will undertake to justify himself by pleading that Bufkin was attempting to strike him with a walking stick he carried, while young Easterling will plead that he did not participate in the shooting at all. Hon. A. C. McNair and Messrs. Cassedy and Cassedy have been retained for the defence and Messrs. Chrisman and Brennan and Hon. R. N. Miller have been employed to prosecute. The preliminary trial will be held before Justice Bartlett Smith next Wednesday. Sometime later: The trial of Jim King for the murder of Joseph Bufkin at Caseyville last October, consumed three days and was not given to the jury until late Thursday night. This seemed to be regarded as a kind of test case, a test as to whether or not there was enough of virility and love of law and justice left in the people of Lincoln county, to convict and hang a white man for killing in cold blood one of his fellows. During the trial the large courtroom was crowded as we have never seen it, before by people of all classes, including a large number of ladies, manifestting the deep interest felt in the outcome of the issue which had been joined. The case was elaborately argued by counsel on both sides. The speeches of the lawyers began about half after 7 Wednesday evening and the last one was not finished until 9 p.m. Thursday night. On the side of the prosecution, speeches were made by Charles Chrisman, Esq., District Attorney Greaves and Hon. R. N. Miller, and for the defence, by Messrs. H. Cassedy, Jr., A. c. McNair and Judge Cassedy. The closing speech in the case was made by Mr. Miller, and was one of great power and clearness. A packed audience gathered to hear this celebrated criminal lawyer, who appeared for the first time before a jury in a murder trial in Lincoln County, and hundreds were captivated by his eloquence, tact and knowledge of the law. Friday norning the case of Prentiss Easterling, also charged with the murder of Bufkin, was taken up. As Easterling and King had been indicted jointly and the jury in the King case was still out when Easterling's case was taken up, it became necessary to send to the jury room for the joint indictment before the trial could proceed. This was made the ground for an exception by counsel for King and Easterling. The trial was concluded Tuesday night at 9 p.m. after an able closing speech by lawyer Brady. [James King was apparently found guilty, however, my friend and fellow researcher, Willie King, who shared all of the above newspaper articles with me, writes a note to accompany this one, saying that James King was not hung, but was given a pardon.]