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S: Ancestors of James Lloyd Ellis and Myrtle Elizabeth Howard Ellis

BC: Researched and Compiled by Mary Wrenn Ellis Book created July 2012 | Picture painted by Don Ellis in 1960 1417 19th Street

FC: Ancestors of James Lloyd Ellis and Myrtle Elizabeth Howard Ellis

1: Our Ancestors | Section One James Lloyd Ellis Ancestors Starting with his Mother and Father Ben and Katie Matthews Ellis Section Two Myrtle Elizabeth Howard Ellis Ancestors Starting with her Mother and Father Tom and Louise Tart Howard

2: James Lloyd Ellis Born Hertford Co., NC 10 Feb 1910 Died Greensboro, NC 20 Feb 1994

3: Myrtle Elizabeth Howard Born Harnett Co., NC 10 Sept 1913 Died Greensboro, NC 26 Jan 1999

4: Great Grandparents | Parents | Benjamin Baird Ellis b: 1883 d: 1967 | George Nathan Ellis b: 1857 d: 1926 | Anna Norflet Curl b: 1862 d: before 1903 | Nathan Ellis b: about 1826 d: 1867 | Priscilla Blow b: about 1829 d: Unknown | Norfleet Curle b: 1826 d: 1862 | Mary Jane Curle b: 1822 d: Unknown | John Curle | Margaret (Last Name Unknown) | Benjamin Blow | Lucy Revell | -- Father of James Lloyd Ellis

5: Great Grandparents | Parents | Nellie Katherine Matthews b: 1891 d: 1912 | James Addison Matthews b: 1868 d: 1935 | Rosa Lee Sanders b: 1874 d: 1904 | Slade Benjamin Matthews b: abt 1823 d: 1892 | R. J. Saunders | Nancy (Last Name Unknown) | Nancy Fergeson | Mother of James Lloyd Ellis -- | David Matthews | Amanda Langston

6: Benjamin Blow | John Blow Jr. | Lucy Booth | Priscilla Blow | Lucy Revell | Holladay Revell Jr. | Sarah W. Whitfield | John Blow | Priscilla Ellis | Arthur Booth | Sarah Anne Bailey | Holladay Revell, Sr. | Grace Jones | Benjamin Whitfield | Mary | Blow Line from Priscilla Blow to John Blow | From page 2

7: Priscilla Ellis | Continued Priscilla Ellis | Benjamin Ellis | Elizabeth Rogers | Jeremiah Ellis | Edward Ellis abt. 1600 | Mary Skinner | William Rogers | Elizabeth Cartwright | John Rogers | Mary Adkins | Robert Cartwright | Elizabeth Orchard

8: Benjamin Baird Ellis | Nellie Katherine Matthews First wife of Ben

9: Benjamin Baird Ellis b: 11 Dec 1883 in NC m: 27 Nov 1904 in Northampton County, NC d: 04 Oct 1967 in Guilford Co., NC Nellie Katherine Matthews b: 09 Mar 1891 Hertford Co., NC d: 26 Aug 1912 NC He married Elizabeth Robbins in 22 Mar 1914 and had a daughter Katie Bell Ellis b: 13 Aug 1915 He next married Annie Arnold on 18 Sep 1922 d: 02 Jul 1955 | Children were: James Lloyd Ellis Married Myrtle Elizabeth Howard Catherine Lillie Ellis Catherine married a man with the last name King. Lassari 'Lessie' Marie Ellis She married Julius Baseley Gerald and lived in Richmond Co., NC. They had 17 Children with 5 or 6 of them still living.

10: George Nathan Ellis | Anna Norflet Curl

11: George Nathan Ellis b: Mar 1857 in Hertford Co., NC m: 25 Feb 1883 in Murfreesboro, Hertford Co., NC d: 03 July 1926 in Rocky Mt., Nash Co., NC Anna Norflet Curl b: Dec 1862 in Hertford Co., NC d: bef. 1903 in NC | George then married his second wife, Mary W. "Maxie" Jones (George's daughter Nora married Maxie's father) | George Nathan and Anna had 11 children Ben was the oldest Nora Webb, Clarence Dixon, George Dillard, Murray S., India S., Rhue Gray Lewis Ervin, Betty Sue, and a set of twins that died very young. | George and Maxie had 5 children Arthur Pollard, Millard T., an infant that died at birth, and Luther and Melvin Ellis

12: The father of Nathan Ellis is unknown, his mother was Margaret, her maiden name is unknown. Nathan was born sometime around 1826 in Southampton County, Va. and died about 1867. | Martha Jordan He first married Martha Jordan who was born about 1829 in Chowan Co., NC, and died sometime between 1850 and 1854. They were married on 06 Oct. 1849 in Southampton Co., Va. I have no record of children for this union.

13: Priscilla Blow | Nathan's second marriage is with Priscilla Blow. Not much is known about her birth and death date but she was probably born about 1829. She has a long ancestry behind her on both the Blow side which includes her great grandmother Priscilla Ellis, and the Revell side. | Certificate of Marriage Date: January 24, 1855 Place: Southampton Co., Va Name: Nathan Ellis Priscilla Blow Race: Not stated Not stated Age: 29 23 Single: Widowed Single Birthplace: Chowan Co., NC Hertford Co., NC Residence: Not Stated Not Stated Parents: Margaret Benjamin Blow and Lucy Revelle Ceremony Performed by: Robert L. Barnes Reported by: L. R. Edwards Clerk of: Circuit Court, Southampton Co., Va. Page: 176 Line: 15 | Nathan and Priscilla's Marriage Record is found in Southampton Co., Va. | Revell is sometimes spelled Revelle.

14: Some Blow Family History The first mention of the name in Virginia is in 1610, that of John Blower (or Blow, spelled both ways in the early records). He came to the Colony in the ship "Star," with his wife, Frances, for whose "head rights" he was granted 50 acres of land. He was one of the earliest settlers on the Eastern Shore. (See S.M. Ames, VIRGINIA EASTERN SHORE IN THE 17TH CENTURY, Page 21) The basis for Land Patents for meritorious service and head rights may be illustrated by the Patents of three men, 1625-6: Sir George Yeardley, Thomas Savage and John Blower, who were the only Patentees on the Eastern Shore at this early date. John Blow patented 150 acres on old Plantation Creek. He was called the "Ancient Planter." He died in 1628, the last mention of the name on the Eastern Shore. The name of Blow next appears on the Surry Count records. The sons of the settlers on the Eastern Shore drifted to the mainland, among them the sons of John Blow, George and Richard, patenting land in Surry County as early as 1661. George Blow, brother and heir of Richard Blow, with his wife, Elizabeth, the widow Barrow, are shown to have been the parents of Richard and George Blow. Richard Blow, son of George and Elizabeth died in 1762. Samuel, son of Richard, died in 1766. He married Martha Drew, daughter of William Drew, and lived in Southampton County; his will is recorded there. Richard Blow, born 1746, son of Samuel Blow and Martha Drew, died in Portsmouth, Va., March 1833. He was a prominent merchant and importer of Norfolk and Portsmouth, owning 13 ships, among them a ship, "Count de Grasse," belonging to Baker and Blow, with 14 guns and 80 men. Richard Blow as 1st lieutenant, 4th Va. Regt., in the Revolutionary War, date of commission, 1776. He was bearer of dispatches at the Battle of Great Bridge and aided the colonies with his ships. "He was the owner of many successful privateers which annoyed the commerce of the Enemy and supplied the Continental Army with clothing and supplies at great cost of privations and suffering. As a militia officer he rendered some important services to the Committee of Safety of Virginia." The Embargo of 1812 so crippled all shipping that he accepted the presidency of the Farmer's Bank of Norfolk, on the corner of Granby Street and College Place from 1812 to 1833. He was the first president of the Dismal Swamp Canal.

15: After the "Washington Ditch," surveyed by William Byrd, proved too small to drain the swamp, the second canal promoted by Richard Blow was opened in 1822 and completed in 1828. Vessels passing through Norfolk to Albemarle Sound and Pamlico Sound in North Carolina now use this route. In 1896 the canal was again widened and deepened and completed in 1899. Richard Blow was presiding Magistrate of Norfolk County for many years, also a large land owner in Sussex and Southampton Counties, where his agents operated stores at Smithfield, Cabin Point and Tower Hill, Sussex County. These stores were supplied with merchandise from his ships - Jamaica rum, sugar, coffee, syrup, etc., from the Bahamas and South American ports. His agents in Liverpool furnished a variety of merchandise for which he exchanged tobacco and the products of America. It was the packing houses of Baker and Blow at Smithfield that first made famous at home and abroad the far-famed Smithfield ham. On April 5, 1786, Richard Blow married Frances Wright, daughter of Stephen Wright, who came to Virginia prior to 1624. She died in 1833. A monument in Cedar Grove Cemetery marks their graves. George Blow, the only son of Richard, above, was born Feb. 3, 1787. He graduated at Belfield Academy and William and Mary College. He served in the War of 1812 as 1st Lt., 4th Va. Regt. and Col., 15th Va. Militia. He held many important positions in Sussex County, where he resided at Tower Hill. He was Commissioner to receive bids on the new Courthouse in 1825, Examiner of the Clerk's Office, etc. He was a planter by profession; his acreage amounted to about 6000. He married Eliza Waller, daughter of Robert Hall Waller of Williamsburg, Dec. 12, 1807. She died July 18, 1841. He died Oct. 21, 1870 at Tower Hill. A monument marks their grave at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Va. They had 13 children. The Blow Family papers were given to the College of William and Mary. Found on Ancestry.com

16: James Addison Matthews -Father of Katie- | Florence Jones Matthews -Second Wife of James- -Step Mother of Katie- | This page continues the family of Nellie Katherine Matthews, wife of Benjamin Ellis.

17: James Addison Matthews b: 17 Oct 1868 in Hertford Co., NC. m: Rosa Lee Sanders 13 March 1890 in Hertford Co., NC. James died 24 March 1935 Rocky Mt. Nash Co., NC. Rosa Lee Sanders b: 30 Oct 1874 in NC. d: 10 May 1904 James Married Florence Idonia Jones 23 Oct 1904. She raised Rosa's 6 children and had 9 of her own. Florence was born 22 Sept 1886 in Hertford Co., NC and died 12 Oct 1969 in Rocky Mt. Nash Co., NC. Florence is pictured on the preceding page. | James and Rosa had 6 children: Nellie Katherine James Luther Robert Slade Rosa May Rebecca Elizabeth and Nellie Lee Matthews | James and Florence had 9 children: James Thomas Thomas Lenwood Willie Cecil Rosevelt A. Isaac Troy Daisy Virginia John Melvin Florence G. and Effie Louise Matthews

18: Slade Benjamin Matthews | No picture of Amanda Langston available. | Slade Matthews, from Hertford County, NC, enlisted on the 12 Sept 1861 in Hertford County, NC. into the Confederate Army. He enlisted as a Private at the age of 40 into Company G, 31st Infantry Regiment NC. He was discharged from Company G, 31st Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 15 Sept 1862.

19: Slade Benjamin Matthews b: about 1821 in Southampton Co., VA. m: 1859 d: 1891 in Winton,Hertford Co., NC. Slade first married Rebecca Adkins sometime before 1846. Rebecca was born about 1825 and died before his marriage to Amanda in 1859. Rebecca had three children: Julia Mathews George T. Mathews and John H. Mathews Second Marriage Amanda Langston b: 1825 d: 1870 Both She and Slade are buried at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church. | Slade Benjamin Matthews and Amanda Langston had three children: Nanny Matthews Antonette H. Matthews and James Addison Matthews | Slade's Father and mother were: David Benjamin Matthews b: 1801 in Cumberland Co., NC. d: sometime Aug 1850 Nancy Fergeson b: 20 Aug 1799 d: 21 Mar 1872 in VA.

20: James Addison Matthews Family with Florence his second Wife. All the Children except Kate are James and Florence's.

21: Pages from Matthews Family Bible

22: Section Two Myrtle Elizabeth Howard Ellis Ancestors Starting with her Mother and Father Tom and Louise Tart Howard | Our Ancestors | Tree of Knowledge

23: Infant son of Wm and Civil Tart | Lee A. Tart son of Wm and Civil Tart | Whitfield Tart, Sr. | Minnie Tart West with twins Ruby and Robert | Nathan and Catherine Hall | Susan and David Lee

24: Great Grandparents | Parents | Thomas Elias Howard b: 30 Jun 1886 d: 27 Jun 1936 | John William Howard b: 12 Aug 1858 d: 27 Apr 1936 | Litha Carolyn Moore b: 29 Jan 1868 d: 15 Mar 1915 | Stephen Howard b: 16 Oct 1827 d: 13 Apr 1904 | Mary 'Polly' J. Pope b: abt 1840 | Bright Moore b. 1832 d: 19 Mar 1909 | Mary Eason b: 1832 | Jesse B. Moore | Margaret (last name unk) | Father of Myrtle Elizabeth Howard | Charles Howard | Sarah Fowler | James Eason | Charlotte 'Lottie' Moore

25: Great Grandparents | Parents | Louise Elizabeth Tart b: 22 Jun 1892 b: 20 Feb 1976 | Westbrook Tart Jr. b: 07 Nov 1861 d: 04 Nov 1949 | Ridley Audious Hall b: 09 Nov 1863 d: 01 Jun 1953 | Westbrook Tart, Sr. b abt 1838 d: 04 Apr 1864 | Love A. Hall b: 05 Jun 1836 d: 02 Dec 1897 | Mary Ann Lucas b: 20 Mar 1844 d: 22 Apr 1905 | Mother of Myrtle Elizabeth Howard-- | Winifred Lee b: 18 Jan 1836 d: 29 Nov 1922 | Nathan Hall | Kitsey Lee | Furniford 'Furney' Tart | Kitty Simmons | John Lucas | Mary J. (last name unk) | Thomas Martin Lee | Elizabeth Hodges

26: Thomas Tart, Jr. | Thomas Tart, Sr. | Elizabeth Mitchell | Furniford Tart | Elizabeth Westbrook | Nathan Tart, Sr. | Martha | James Westbrook | Martha Lee | Furney Tart to Nathan Tart, Sr. | William Westbrook

27: Thomas M. Lee | Thomas Martin Lee to Peter Lee, Jr. | Obediah Lee | Edney West | David 'Short' Lee | Peter Lee, Jr. | Anna Eldredge | Willis West | Sallie Gainey | Mary Cato | Samuel Eldredge

28: Thomas Elias Howard (only picture available of Thomas) Louise Elizabeth Tart

29: Thomas Elias Howard b: 30 Jun 1886 Cumberland Co., NC. m. 03 Sept 1907 in Harnett Co. NC. d: 27 Jun 1936 in Cumberland Co., NC. Louise Elizabeth Tart b: 22 Jun 1892 Harnett Co., NC. d: 20 Feb 1976 Guilford Co., NC. Tom died unexpectedly in a car wreck traveling to Cumberland County with some friends three days before his birthday. Louise Elizabeth was called Grandma Howard by all her grandchildren and was living with Lloyd and Myrtle at time of death. | Tom and Louise had 14 children: Coy Lee Reuben Thomas Herman Harper Myrtle Elizabeth Hattie Bertha Thomas Henry Lewis Henry Gladys May Gladis Bonnie Bess Mabel Caroline William Paul West Brooks Margaret 'Peggy' Louise

30: John William Howard -No Picture Available- | Litha Carolina Moore -No Picture Available-

31: John and Litha had 10 Children: William Matthew Thomas Elias Libby Bennett 'Benny' Daniel Craven Hettie Laura Ann Marvin Lee Lester and Lotti | John William Howard b: 12 Aug 1858 prob. in NC. m: 14 Aug 1883 in Cumberland Co., NC. d: 27 Apr 1936 in Linden, Cumberland Co., NC. Litha Carolyn Moore b: 29 Jan 1868 in Cumberland Co., NC. d: 15 Mar 1915 in Cumberland Co., NC.

32: Stephen Howard Married first Mary 'Polly' Pope. Stephen's second wife was Hannah Eliza Farris. | This picture is of Stephen Howard and his second wife Hannah Eliza Farris. Hannah was from Missouri. | Pay Stub from Civil War

33: Stephen Howard b: 16 Oct 1827 Duplin Co., NC. m: 14 Dec 1858 d: 13 Apr 1904 in Miller Co., MO. First married Mary J. 'Polly' Pope b: abt. 1840 in NC. Death information unknown Second married Hannah Eliza Farris b: 12 Jun 1842 Moniteau Co., MO. m: 22 Mar 1864 in Sherman, Grayson Co., TX. d: 19 Jul 1910 in Bagnel, Miller Co., MO. | Stephen and Mary J. Pope had 3 children: John William Narcissa J. Elias He and Hannah has 9 children. James 'Jimmie' Charles 'Charlie' Josephine Margaret Belle 'Maggie' Annie Jane Mary Pearl William A. 'Lon' Johnie P.

34: HOWARD, Stephen, Private Born in Duplin County and resided in Cumberland County where he was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Sampson or Cumberland County at age 34, March 27, 1862. Present or accounted for until he deserted on November 11, 1862. Returned to duty in March-April, 1863. Present or accounted for until he deserted at Sullivan's Island, Charleston, South Carolina, August 21, 1863. Returned to duty on October 30, 1863. Present or accounted for until captured at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia, May 16, 1864. Confined at Point Lookout, Maryland, May 19,1864. Released at Point Lookout on June 7, 1864, after taking Oath of Allegiance and joining the U. S. Army. Assigned to Company K, 1st Regiment U. S. Volunteer Infantry. Two Pope's joined the same day as Stephen. The were James D. Pope and Josiah O. Pope. James has always wondered if they were Polly's brother's. James D. is in Hair Cemetery posted on Cumberland County Web Site. He is listed as J. D. Pope. -Nancy Scott (Apr 25, 2001)

35: Cumberland, Sampson, Duplin, Columbus, Robeson, and New Hanover: I, Stephen Howard, born in Duplin County, North Carolina, age thirty-seven years, and by occupation a farmer, DO HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE, to have volunteered this seventh day of June 1864, to serve as a soldier in the "Army of the United States of America", for a period of three years, unless sooner discharged by proper authority: So, also, agree to accept such bounty, pay, rations, and clothing, as are, or may be, established by law for volunteers. And I, Stephen Howard, do solemnly swear, that I will bear true faith and Allegiance to the United States of America, and that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies or opposers whomsoever; and that I will observe and obey the orders of the President of the United States of America, and then orders of the Officers appointed over me, according to the "Rules and Articles of War". Sworn and subscribed to, at Point Lookout, Maryland this seventh day of June 1864. Before E. Williams, 2nd Lt. 1st U.S. Volunteer Infantry. Stephen Howard: I certify, ON HONOR, that I have carefully examined the above named volunteer, agreeably to the General Regulations of the Army, and that, in my opinion, he is free from bodily defects and mental infirmity, which would in any way disqualify him from performing the duties of a soldier. Rob Miller, Asst. Surgeon, 4th RW Examining Surgeon. I certify, ON HONOR, that I have minutely inspected the Volunteer, Stephen Howard, previously to this enlistment and that he was entirely sober when enlisted: that, to the best of my judgment and belief, he is of lawful age; and that, in accepting him as duly qualified to perform the duties of an able-bodied soldier. I have strictly observed the Regulations which govern the recruiting service. This soldier has blue eyes, dark brown hair, fair complexion, is five feet nine and one-half inches high. E. Williams, Lt., 1st Regiment of the U.S. Volunteers, Recruiting Officer. Stephen was married to Mary 'Polly' when he went into the service, there is no indication of when she died or that he divorced her. When he was forced to fight for the Union he went to Texas and somewhere he met Hannah and they married. Was it legal or was he a bigamist? We may never know.

36: Father of Stephen was Charles Howard we have no information on him except that he was in North Carolina and that he married a lady named Margaret. Also he must have been in Duplin County for a while because Stephen was born there in 1827.

37: Louise Elizabeth Howard "Grandma Howard" | Bonnie, Hattie, Peggy, Reuben, Myrtle, Lewis, Mabel and Paul. | Children of Louise E. Tart and Thomas Howard

38: Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories. | Westbrook Tart, Jr and Ridley Audious Hall -No Pictures Available-

39: Westbrook Tart, Jr. b: 07 Nov. 1861 in Harnett Co., NC. m. about 1882 in Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC. d: 04 Nov. 1949 in Guilford Co., NC. Ridley Audious Hall b: 09 Nov. 1863 Cumberland Co., NC. d: 01 Jun. 1953 Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC. | Westbrook and Ridley had 10 children: Nathaniel Gaston Minnie Laura Seth Eldridge Minnie Kathryn Mary Elisa Winfred Louise Elizabeth William Paul N. C. John Robert Barney B.

40: Westbrook Tart, Sr. and Winifred Lee -No picture available of either one- | Westbrook Tart, Sr. b. about 1838 Harnett Co., NC. m: 1857 in Harnett Co., NC. d: 04 Mar 1864 in Smithville, Brunswick Co., NC Winifred Lee b: 18 Jan 1836 d: 29 Nov 1922 in Dunn, Harnett Co. NC. | Westbrook and Winifred had at least four children: Kitsey Elizabeth William McKinley Westbrook, Jr. and a boy that was not named in any record.

41: State Of North Carolina,} County of Harnett } On this 20 day of June A. D. 1885, personally appeared before me, James W. Atkins, C. S. C., in and for the State and County aforesaid, Winniford Tart , age 49, years, and a resident at Wade post-office in said County and State,and who being duly sworn, makes the following declaration in order to obtain the pension under the provisions of an act entitled "An Act for the relief of certain soldiers in the late war between the States," ratified March 11th, 1885 that she is the widow of the late W B Tart who enlisted in Co. B, 10 Reg. Bat. N. C. State Troops, on or about the 24 day of March , 1862, to serve in the armies of the late Confederate States, and that while in performance of duty in said Company and Regiment,Bat. in the State of NC on or about the 4 day of March, 1864 he received a wound or wounds was taken sick which terminated his life in the Hospital near Smithville N.C. She further states that she holds no office in the United States, State or County, from which she is receiving the sum of three hundred dollars in fees or as a salary, that she is not worth in her own right or the right of her late husband, property at its assessed value for taxation to the amount of five hundred dollars ($500), and that she has never remarried. Sworn and subscribed to before me, this 20 day of June , 1885. her J W Atkins Winneford x Tart Signature of C.S. C. mark Also, personally appeared before me, Nathan Norris ,who resides at Wade post-office, in said County and State, a person whom I know to be respectable and entitled to credit, and being by me duly sworn, says that he is acquainted with Winneford Tart, the widow of the late W B Tart of Company B, 10 Regiment Bat., North Carolina State Troops, and that he believes her to be the identical person she represents herself to be, and that the facts set forth in her affidavit are correct to the best of his knowledge and belief, and that he has no interest direct or indirect in this claim. Sworn and subscribed to before me, this 20 day of June , 1885 J W. Atkins Nathan Norris Signature of C.S. C. Signature of Witness

42: STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, } Harnett County. } To the Auditor of the State of North Carolina: We certify that we have carefully examined the application of Winneford Tart the widow of the late W B Tart , who enlisted in Company B , 10 Bat Regiment, North Carolina State Troops, for a pension under the provisions of an act entitled "An Act for the relief of certain soldiers in the late War Between the States," ratified the 11th day of March, A.D. 1885, and the proofs filed in support thereof; that we are satisfied that the said Winneford Tart is the widow of the late W B Tart who enlisted in Company B , 10 Bat Reg. N.C. State Troops, on or about the 4 day of March 1864, and who lost his life in consequences of a wound received in sickness battle on or about the 4 day of March 1864, that she is now a bona fide resident of the County of Harnett in this State; that she does not own either in her own right or in the right of her late husband, property of the assessed value of five hundred dollars; that she is not in the receipt of a salary or fees arising from any office in the County, State or Nation, to the amount of $300 annually, and that she has never remarried, and therefore her application is correct under the act. {Seal} B T Sha?? Ch'mn Board Com'rs. M V Primm? Commissioner. James Carnere? " (IMPRESS COUNTY SEAL HERE) Thos Matthews " J. S. Harrington " J.A. Green Sheriff. No. 587 {Seal} J W Atkins Clerk Superior Court. WIDOWS CLAIM FOR PENSION ACT OF MARCH 11th 1885 ========================== Mrs. Winneford Tart Widow of W B Tart Company B , 10 Regiment, Bat. North Carolina State Troops Heer is proof as identity Name??? (? Name on record?) Approved ============================ Filed by board of Inquiry of Harnett County, N.C. 15 day of July 1885. Disease

43: State of North Carolina, * AUDITOR'S DEPARTMENT* Raleigh, July 25 1887 (In circle) AUDITORS DEPARTMENT, State of North Carolina MADAM:--- Your application No. 587, for a pension as the widow of W. B. Tart, who it is alleged was a member of Company B , in the 10 Regiment Bat., North Carolina State Troops, has been considered by the State Board on Inquiry. consisting of the Governor, Attorney-General and Auditor, and I am directed by said Board to inform you that final action has been postponed in order that further evidence may be furnished on the following facts: Held: Proof as to your husbands identity His name not on muster roll. Where or when did he die? Suporting? below I am further directed to say, that the testimony must be from persons having no interest in the pension; must be made in writing, verified by the oath of the applicant and accompanied by the affidavit of one or more credible witnesses. Whenever possible, the testimony of the person having personal knowledge of the facts will be required. The additional proofs should be filed in this office on or before the 1st of August, 1887, and must in every case be verified by the signature and seal of the Clerk of the Superior Court. Very Respectfully, W P Roberts Auditor

44: To Mrs. Winniford Tart Wade Post-Office Harnett County, N.C. (Hand Written letter) North Carolina } Harnett County } Personally Appeared before me J A Cameron, CSC, Winniford Tart Wife of W.B. Tart applicant No. 587 for pension as widow of W.B. Tart who belonged to Co. B 10 Bat. NC Troops and makes oath that she is the identical widow of W.B. Tart of Co. B 10 Bat NC troops who died at Smithville N.C. ( of Smallpox) in the month of February in the year 1864 and that she is entitled to a pension under the existing laws of the state her Winniford X Tart mark Sworn to and subscribed before me on this 9 day of Aug 1889 J A Cameron CSC Personally appeared before me J A Cameron CSC G W Neighbors & H C Avera who were personally acquainted and served with W B Tart of Co. B. 10 Bat N.C. Troops. And H C Avera and G W Neighbors each maketh oath for himself that the said W B Tart dec'a died at Smithville NC in the month of Feby 1864. Sworn to and subscribed before me H C Avera on this 9 day August 1887 G W Neighbors J A Cameron CSC (Note on separate piece of paper) W.B. Tart dide in Feb 1864 at Smithifel Hospilt NC Misspellings were on the original

45: Furniford 'Furney' Tart and Kitsey Lee Furniford 'Furney' Tart b: 19 Dec 1811 in Johnston Co., NC m: 1832 in NC d: 29 Sep 1888 Harnett Co., NC Kitsey Lee b: 25 May 1807 in Cumberland Co., NC d: 23 May 1878 in Harnett Co., NC | Furney and Kitsey had at least 10 children these were found in the 1880, 1900 and 1910 Census Records Furniford Jr. Westbrook Sr Phereby Mary Francis Thomas Nathan Joseph J. W. and Andrew

46: Thomas Tart, Jr. b: about 1790 in Johnston Co., NC. m: abt. 1810 in NC. d: Apr. 1850 in Sampson Co., NC. Elizabeth Westbrook b: about 1791 in Johnston Co., NC. her death date is unknown. | Thomas Tart, Jr. and Elizabeth Westbrook | Thomas and Elizabeth had at least 12 children: Nathan James Elizabeth Furniford 'Furney' Mary 'Polly' Thomas Sarah 'Sally' James William John Nancy Phebe and Kitsy 'Susan'

47: Thomas Sr and Elizabeth had 10 children: Phebe John Sarah William Elizabeth Thomas, Jr. Nancy Nathan Martha 'Patsy' and James | Thomas Tart, Sr. b: 07 Feb 1761 Nansemond Co., VA. m: about 1783 d: May 1849 Newton Grove, Sampson Co., NC. Elizabeth Mitchell b: about 1765 Bertie Co., NC. d: in Sampson Co., NC. date unknown. | Thomas Tart, Sr. and Elizabeth Mitchell

48: Thomas Tart was a soldier in the American Revolution, having enlisted July 27, 1778 in Bertie County where he was living with his father. He served one year and ten months. This is more fully described in the chapter on Old Soldiers, in The Heritage of Sampson County, North Carolina 1784-1984 TART, Thomas 1761-1850 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, SAMPSON COUNTY On this 15th of August, 1833, personally appeared before us, James Bennett and John King, two of the justices of peace in and for the county Aforesaid, Thomas Tart, a resident of Sampson County in the state of North Carolina, aged 72 years. Who being first duly sworn according to Law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7th, 1832. That he entered the Service of the United States under the following named officers and Served as herein stated. That as near as he can recollect, it was in the month of June, 1779 (Actually enlisted July 20, 1778), a draft was to take place in the Company to which he belonged, for the term of nine months, that the Company was to furnish six men, that in order not to stand the draft, the Company made up two hundred dollars continental money to any one who would volunteer. Rather than be drafted he took the money and volunteered under command of captain William Williams; and that himself and what men were drafted from the regiment rendezvous at Windsor, Bertie County and remained there about a week, and from Windsor they were Marched to the town of Halifax in Halifax County. Before they arrived at Halifax they met some continental officers who took command of the Militia. When they arrived at Halifax, there was a considerable army Stationed there. He was then placed in a regiment commanded by Colonel Hogan, Major Thomas Hogg, Captain Redding Blount and Lt. Rueben Wilkinson.

49: They were stationed there as much as three or four weeks. They then Marched from Halifax to west point fort on the north river, and as he Understood, to fill up the Third North Carolina Regiment. They marched Under command of the continental officers already named. When the regiment got to New Kent County, Virginia, Lt. Wilkinson, got a parole, as he supposed, to visit his father in said county, and took him (Thomas Tart) along to wait on the lieutenant. After staying with the father of Lt. Wilkinson for some time, they took off after the army, but never over took them until they got to West Point. They went through Richmond, Fredericksburg, Alexandria in Virginia, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Princeton, NJ. When they arrived at West Point they found their regiment back of the Fort on the commons. There was several armies stationed there and about the area. There was a large chain stretched across the river, as he reported, to prevent the British shipping from going up river. Thomas Reported that he was never in any battles but nearly all the time for Which he volunteered he had to wait on his captain and lieutenant. Lt. Wilkinson and Lt. Yarborough of another company fought a duel, and Lt. Wilkinson was wounded in the left arm. They went up the river to a town called New Windsor and to the hospital. While there and the care of a doctor, time expired on our enlistment (April 20, 1779). Our Commander, Big William Matfoot, John Male, John Hoggard, Patrick Hoggard, And Nathan Cobb were all discharged and left for Bertie County North Carolina, Lt. Wilkinson sent Thomas to Philadelphia to find Colonel Hogan To get his discharge. Hogan by then was a general and he ordered Thomas to be inoculated for the Smallpox. Thomas was sent to the hospital in Philadelphia. And before he was over the Smallpox, he was taken ill with The Putrid fever and his life was for some time despaired of.

50: When Thomas was well enough to leave the hospital, he returned to General Hogan and this time obtained a discharge. He was told that he could go home, however he was still feeble and unable to make the long walk alone to North Carolina and was at a loss as what to do. He was told that he might get a job aboard a ship to the West Indies on a trading voyage. Thomas signed up on the ship Clay (actually named Jay), formerly called the ship Liverpool. (This 18-gun vessel with Captain Courter also had 100 men as American Privateers.) They sailed from the port of Philadelphia in August of 1779, and when they were three days out from the Cape of Delaware, they captured English Brig (called Pitt) laden with rum and sugar for the English Army at Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was sent to Alexandria, Virginia. They then Sailed to an island called St. Eustatius in the West Indies where they unloaded their tobacco and stores. They loaded up with salt and returned to the United States. The ship was commanded by Captain Steerman Coulter, John Douglass, and Lt. Tanner A. Fisher. When they got as far as Chester on the Delaware River the ice prevented the ship from going any farther. (About Jan. 1780. Ed.) Thomas then Went into Chester and worked with a shoemaker for his victuals while he waited for the prize money from the ship's load of salt. When all issues were resolved he returned to his father's home in Bertie County in May of 1780, being absent one year and ten months. Questions asked Thomas Tart by James Bennett and John King, Justices of The Peace, during the application for this pension. Question 1: Where and what year were you born? Answer: I was born in Nansemond Country in the state of Virginia, the 7th of February, 1761. Question 2: Have you any record of your age, and if so, where is it? Answer: I have it on a slip of paper from my father's (Nathan Tart) large Family Bible.

51: Question 3: Where were you living when called into the service? Where have you lived since the revolutionary war and where do You now live? Answer: When I was called into the service, I lived with my father in Bertie County. I was absent by land and sea for one year and ten months. After my return, I married. I moved to the state of Virginia near where I Was born. I stayed one year, then I moved back to Bertie County and from thence about thirty-three (33) years ago (1800), I moved to the place That I now live on the north side of Kill Peacock Swamp and east side of The Great Coharie, Sampson County North Carolina. Question 4: How were you called into the service, were you drafted? Did You volunteer? Were you a substitute and if a substitute, for whom? Answer: When the draft was pending for a term of nine months, our company Was to furnish a quota of six men. The company offered to give any men that volunteer two hundred dollars Continental Money. Rather than run the Risk of being drafted, I took the money and volunteered for a term of Nine months. Question 5: State the names of some of the regular offices who were with The troops where you served, such continental and militia regiments as you can recollect, and the general circumstances of your service? Answer: Colonel Hogan and Major Higgs commanded the regiment where I Served, and Captain Redding Blount and Lieutenant Rueben Wilkinson Commanded the company to which I belonged. I have no recollection of any militia or regiments, nor do I remember who the officers were that commanded At West Point. Our regiments were encamped on the commons back of the Fort, and the soldiers of the fort and the soldiers of the regiment had No communication with each other. My employment was to wait on the Captain and lieutenant. Question 6: Did you ever receive a discharge from the service and if so, By whom was it given and what has become of it? Answer: I received a discharge from the army from Colonel then General Hogan in Philadelphia After my return from waiting on Lieutenant Wilkinson. I know not what has Become of it. When I received it, I had no idea of it being of any advantage to me, and I then entered on board the Ship Clay by Letter of Marque on a cruise to the West Indies. Question 7: State the name of person who can testify as to your character for veracity and their belief of your service as a soldier of the Revolution? Answer: I know of no person who can testify at this time as To my service as a soldier of the Revolution. A few years back I could have done so. I don't know whether any of them are yet alive or if alive, I know not where they live. As to my character for veracity, I will state the names of Thomas Thornton Sr. and Westbrook Lee, who have know me for about thirty-three years, the time that I have resided in this county.

52: We Thomas Thornton, Sr. and Westbrook Lee, farmers residing In Sampson County in the state aforesaid do hereby certify that we have know and are well acquainted with the applicant Thomas Tart who has subscribed to the above declaration, that we believe him to be seventy-two years of age, that he is believed and reputed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the revolution and that we concur in that opinion, and that we believe him to be a man of veracity. Sworn and subscribed to the day and year aforesaid: Westbrook Lee and Thomas Thornton, farmers. We John King and James Bennett, Justices of the Peace as aforesaid do hereby declare as our opinion, after the investigation of this matter and After putting the interrogations prescribed by the war department, that The above named applicant was a revolutionary soldier and served as he States; we further certify that Westbrook Lee and Thomas Thornton who signed the preceding certificate are very respectable farmers of the county; that they are creditable persons, and that statement is entitled To credit. We further state that we have know the applicant and believe him to be a man of veracity. Given under our hands the day and year above written. John King, JP and James Bennett, JP. Submitted by: Jerome Tew jdtew@esn.net http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncrevwar/participant.html#tart A search of our Patriot Index provided the information found below. TART, Thomas Birth: VA. 7 Feb 1761 Service: NC. Rank: Pvt Thomas Tart is buried about three miles east of Newton Grove and south of HW55 on the plantation that he cleared and farmed. [FBecket@aol.com Frances Becket]

53: Lloyd, Myrtle and Grandma Howard. | Reuben Howard | Reuben and Bonnie Howard (Brother and Sister) | Hattie, Bonnie, Reuben and Myrtle | Peggy, her son either Jo or Vinnie, Grandma Howard and Hattie

54: Myrtle, Reuben, Bonnie and Lewis Howard | R | Lewis Howard | Paul and Peggy Howard Brother and Sister | James Lloyd Ellis | West Brooks and Tina Howard | Lived with the Stafford family after his mothers death

55: Peggie Howard Monoco now and then | Thomas Howard then and now | Belle Tart | Paul Howard and Wife Peggy | Pat and Reuben Howard | Pat | Grandma Howard | Hattie and Bonnie Howard

56: Bernard Arthur Ellis | Bruce Clifford Ellis | Ruby Christine Ellis Robertson | Betty Sue Ellis Robertson Ketchem | Children of James Lloyd and Myrtle Howard Ellis

57: Donnell Howard Ellis, Sr. | Paul Daniel Ellis | Timothy Rodney Ellis | Christine, Bruce, Bernard, Myrtle, Lloyd, Don (baby) and Sue | Christine, Bernard, Bruce and Sue (baby)

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