Richard Neville Nettles Family and Descendants
By Virginia Porter
Virginia Louise McManus was born June 19, 1956 at Barberton Citizens Hospital in Barberton, Summit County, Ohio. Her father, Richard Lydell McManus, was 30 years old and worked as a foreman for Poston Construction Company. Her mother, Joyce Nettles McGee, was 26 years old at the time. Virginia was the only child born to Richard and Joyce that was born in a hospital. All the other children had been born in the local Doctor's office in Wilcox County, Alabama.
She married STEPHEN DOUGLAS PORTER, SR., 28 Jun 1975. in Pinellas Park, Florida. He was born 17 Jul 1949 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. They separated in 2005. To this union were born 5 children:
Brandon, Crystal, Lewis, Stephen Jr., and Joyclyn.
Brandon is a disc jockey in Mobile, Alabama.
Crystal is a special child that has cerebral palsy but always has a smile.
Lewis just graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a BA in Animation and a BA in Illustration.
Stephen Jr. was stillborn and is buried in Sylacauga, Alabama.
Joyclyn is another special needs child that has Asperger’s Syndrome. She is very creative and does lots of art drawings.
I am a pianist for First Christian Church, Perry, GA. I also teach piano and have several students. I have played piano since I was 12 years old.
From 1994 to 1996, I studied piano and pipe organ with Ms. Sarah Scott in Alexander City, Alabama
From 1996 to 1997, I studied performance under world renown pianist Charles Edward Eikner at Wesleyan College for women in Macon, Georgia.
Inherited talent from both my mom and dad I think. Mom played piano and Dad played anything that had strings. His first love was steel guitar. I can remember mom playing for every church we attended.
In 1997, we got our first computer. By this time my parents and grandparents had passed on and I felt that my children were not connected to any of their relatives. Researching became my new love other than music. I started meeting cousins online and my kids now warn others not to get me talking about genealogy. Ha! Ha! My mother use to say that we had gypsy blood in our veins as we always moved so much. I have not proved this to be true. (I think this was just her love for traveling.) If you do not write down the stories of your childhood how will your grandchildren and grandchildren know of all the wonderful and not so wonderful experiences you had growing up. That is what I would like to do for my family. That is why I do what I do today.
I hope you enjoy the research that I and others have done. If we are not kin, somewhere our kin were neighbors for sure…
Virginia McManus Porter
In Loving Memory
Dr. James Dennis (Buddy) Nettles, Sr.
Thank you for your dedication, for your many hours of researching and traveling in search of our Nettles Heritage and leaving us with a better understanding not only of where we came from but of who we are.
This document is a work in progress. It deals with the family of Richard Neville Nettles (1517-1541) of London, England and his
descendants. Much of the genealogical information presented in this document has not been verified. Some of the information presented here was obtained from census records. Other sources of information used were birth certificates, death certificates, tombstones, newspapers, and family members. Every effort was made to be sure that the information was correct, however, some of it was obtained from other databases and certain assumptions were made that the information was accurate. If you would like to add information or correct errors please contact one of our family historians. Many thanks to all who have contributed their time and efforts to this wonderful and cherished project.
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According to one source, the Nettles family was of Welsh origin. The name originally had many spellings, such as Nettle, Nettl, and Nettels. Information compiled and arranged by Laura Powers Marbat and Sarah Powers Thielbar states that the Nettles family was English and settled in Ireland about 1620. As recorded in Burke's General Amory, John Nettles was granted
land. One record stated that sometimes before the late war it was found that a large sum of money was in the Bank of England for those of the Nettles name in America. Feverish efforts were made to find those descendants and genealogical lines were searched. About 70 families were found in Alabama and Mississippi, but the number in the Carolinas, Florida and Tennessee is not known. So far as in known, the money is still there. There is a recent claim of Italian descendancy, stating that the name was at first Nocadello, then Nadales. In the quest for accuracy, this information will be updated accordingly if records can be provided.
Coat of Arms
On the coat of arms the shield is "Gold: a red shevron between three Nettle leaves in natural color."Above the shield and helmet is the crest which is described as "A stag statant under a tree ppr." A translation of the crest description is "A stag standing under a tree in natural color." The motto recorded with the Nettles Coat of Arms is: "Nemo Me Impune Lacessit" -Nettles Coat of Arms
Descendants of Richard Neville Nettles
Generation No. 1
1. RICHARD NEVILLE NETTLES was born Abt. 1517 in London England, and died 18 Mar 1541/42 in England.
Notes for RICHARD NEVILLE NETTLES:
The very first record of the family name NETTLES was found in Yorkshire , which is located in England. The NETTLES family traces their ancestral roots back to Anglo Saxon origin before the year 1100. From here they branched and migrated, gaining prosperity as a notable family of England and later other countries.
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The nettles Family Coat of Arms traces its roots back to ancient times where it was carried onto the field of honor, with chivalry to defend family and allies, king and country. Components of the nettles Family Name Coat of Arms The Shield is: Black background with two snakes entwined, respecting each other.
The Crest is: A bear's paw.
The motto is: None
Available to Order: Yes, in Full Heraldic Color!
Child of RICHARD NEVILLE NETTLES is:
2. i. WILLIAM2 NETTLES, b. 08 Mar 1541/42, London, St. Leonard, Eastcheap.
Generation No. 2
2. WILLIAM2 NETTLES (RICHARD NEVILLE1) was born 08 Mar 1541/42 in London, St. Leonard, Eastcheap. He married MARY PARKER 13 Mar 1567/68 in London Parish of St. Martin Argar. She died 11 Nov 1619.
More About WILLIAM NETTLES and MARY PARKER:
Marriage: 13 Mar 1567/68, London Parish of St. Martin Argar
Children of WILLIAM NETTLES and MARY PARKER are:
i. WILLIAM3 NETTLES, b. 15 Jun 1570.
ii. MARY NETTLES, b. 10 Jun 1574; d. 10 Jun 1574.
iii. JANE NETTLES, b. 11 Dec 1575, December 11, 1575.
iv. CATHERINE NETTLES, b. 23 Aug 1579; d. 23 Aug 1579.
3. v. WILLIAM NETTLES, b. 21 Jan 1581/82, London England.
vi. EDWARD NETTLES, b. 27 Mar 1584; d. 27 Mar 1584.
vii. NICHOLAS NETTLES, b. 24 Aug 1586; d. 24 Aug 1586.
viii. ELLEN NETTLES, b. 14 Feb 1587/88; d. 14 Feb 1587/88.
Generation No. 3
3. WILLIAM3 NETTLES (WILLIAM2, RICHARD NEVILLE1) was born 21 Jan 1581/82 in London England. He married
PENELOPE 01 Oct 1620.
More About WILLIAM NETTLES and PENELOPE:
Marriage: 01 Oct 1620
Child of WILLIAM NETTLES and PENELOPE is:
4. i. CAPT. JOHN4 NETTLES, b. 01 Oct 1620, England; d. 26 May 1686, Lost at sea.
Generation No. 4
4. CAPT. JOHN4 NETTLES (WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, RICHARD NEVILLE1) was born 01 Oct 1620 in England, and died
26 May 1686 in Lost at sea. He married MARY REED 18 May 1647 in St. Dunston, London.
Notes for CAPT. JOHN NETTLES:
Is this referring to our Captain James Nettles maybe??
The crew of this ship must have been very brave men, indeed, to have laid hands on their Captain and confined him in the manner described. The Captain's behaviour must have been intolerable, even for those days, to have been driven to such lengths. Who was the owner? The ship's name is Scottish, there are some Scots surnames amongst the crew and money was raised for their defence in Glasgow. From GGGPa's scrapbook.
Owner unknown, barquentine, 300 tons, Captain William Graham. Crew members George Rose, John Harult, Richard Thomas Lacy, John McPhee, Robert Craig, Robert Wright, Daniel McLean, Charles Moffatt, Thomas Stratton and James Nettles were tried before Mr Justice Williams, at Exeter Assizes, “on Monday”, charged with piracy. They pleaded ‘Not Guilty’. The statute under which they were charged enacted that “if any seaman shall confine his captain, or shall make or endeavour to make a revolt ,he shall be deemed a pirate and a robber.” If found guilty, the sentence would have been transportation or imprisonment. Two of the men were Mates and others, seamen.
The vessel sailed on March 5th, 1847, for Batavia and Singapore. On March 29th, when off Cape Finisterre, Stratton was at the wheel and did, or said, something which displeased the Captain. The Captain told Stratton to leave the wheel and go and grease the masts. Stratton refused. The Captain then ordered all hands on deck and told the Mates to order the men to do it. The men still refused, saying it was the job of the deckboys to do it. The Captain then told the crew he would put them on short rations. There was some beef cooking and he ordered it to be taken aft, to his cabin. The men, though, refused to give up their meat. The Captain found that the Mates were inclined to encourage the crew in their misconduct so he armed himself with a cutlass and again ordered the men to take the beef aft. He said, “The first man who dares to interfere, I will cut him down.” The crew saw that the Captain was not to be trifled with and they allowed the steward to take the meat to the Captain’s cabin. The Captain then went to his cabin and ate his dinner.
Afterward, thinking he had done enough to assert his authority, he returned the meat to the men. He then received a message saying the men were on deck and wanted to speak to him. When he got there, the sailors surrounded him, one of them pinioned him and others put handcuffs on him, lashed his legs together and ordered him below. He asked the Mates, Rose and Harult, if they were going to stand by and see him treated in that manner. They replied that they had no choice, for the crew had taken over the ship.
The Captain was then carried bodily to his cabin which the Mates and steward had previously cleared out by removing the fire-arms, chronometers and nautical instruments. The vessel’s course was then altered towards Plymouth and the ship was put under the command of Rose. They removed the Captain’s irons only once, to enable him to change his clothes, and the whole time he was incarcerated a man was stationed outside his cabin door with a drawn cutlass. Upon arriving at Plymouth, the crew made a complaint against the Captain but they, themselves, were arraigned for piracy.At the trial, Stratton’s solicitor argued that, under the circumstances, the prisoners had a fair and reasonable ground for the apprehension that their lives might ultimately be in danger and they had therefore acted in the manner they did. The defence said it reflected the highest credit upon them.The Judge then asked the jury if they thought that this was true, to which the jury answered “Yes” and a verdict of “not guilty” was returned. The prisoners were discharged, to cheers. £150 had been subscribed in Glasgow for the purpose of the prisoners’ defence and a similar amount in Exeter.
More About JOHN NETTLES and MARY REED:
Marriage: 18 May 1647, St. Dunston, London
Children of JOHN NETTLES and MARY REED are:
i. JOHN5 NETTLES, JR., b. 18 Nov 1648, Talbot County, Maryland; d. 07 Aug 1723; m. ELIZABETH MANN.
More About JOHN NETTLES, JR.:
Will: 08 Aug 1723, Probated Talbot co, Maryland
ii. WILLIAM NETTLES, b. 1670, Middlesex, Virginia; m. DOROTHY HARGRAVES.
5. iii. ROBERT NETTLES, SR., b. 1677, Virginia or Maryland; d. 1725, Petsworth Parish, Glouchester County, Virginia.
iv. MARY NETTLES, b. 1680; m. JOSEPH HUTCHINSON.
Generation No. 5
5. ROBERT5 NETTLES, SR. (JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, RICHARD NEVILLE1) was born 1677 in Virginia or Maryland, and died 1725 in Petsworth Parish, Glouchester County, Virginia. He married (1) MARY BROOKLYN. He married (2) MARY VICARIS Abt. 1702 in Petsworth Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia, daughter of THOMAS VICARIS and DOROTHY PRITCHETT. She was born 1670 in Petsworth Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia, and died 02 May 1745.
Notes for ROBERT NETTLES, SR.:
Robert was a hard drinker and was dismissed from public office for drinking on the job, circa 1704. Records can be found of this in the records of Petsworth Episcopal Parish, Gloucester, Virginia 1677-1793, pages 210-213.
Alphabetical Rent Roll of Virginia 1704/05 (c) 1994
(For more information on the early Virginia planters, consult: Wertenbaker, Thomas J.,
The Planters of Colonial Virginia,
Russell & Russell New York, New York)
Nettles Robt Glocester, Petso Parish
INDEX TO GLOUCESTER COUNTY SURVEYOR'S BOOK---1733 - 1806
NETTLES, _____ Petsworth 1786 44
FROM THE BOOK
NETTLES KITH AND KIN, 1640-1981/ELLEN DOUBEK...
ROBERT NETTLES IMMIGRATED FROM ENGLAND TO GLOUCESTER COUNTY, VIRGINIA IN THE 1690s OR EARLIER. DESCENDANTS LIVED IN VIRGINIA, SOUTH CAROLINA, PENNSYLVANIA, NEW YORK, MISOURI, KANSAS, MONTANA AND ELSEWHERE.
The Nettles family was of Welch decent. Two brothers came by way of New York and arrived in Virginia in the 1660's. Land grants from different kings of England was given to the Nettles in Virginia. Records in Gloucester County, Virginia and 1728. They moved with these families to other states. Robert was a Surveyor and Road Commissioner.
Notes for MARY VICARIS:
After Robert died, his wife, Mary of Petsworth Parish, Glouchester County, Virginia bound out her children 14 and under to other families in compliance with an order from Glouchester County Court, dated August 22, 1728. Four children were indentured --
Records in Vestry Book of Petwswoth Parish 1677-1793. Information compiled and arranged by Laura Powers Marbat and Sarah Powers Thiedlbar states that the Nettles family was English and settled in Ireland about 1620. As recorded in Burke's General Armory John Nettles was granted land. It has been found in the Vestry Book of Petsworth Parish, Glouster County, Virginia., that one John Nettles died in Virginia. This source of information provides the basis for what is generally accepted as the beginning of the Nettles family in South Carolina and other Southern states. Though the Register Book has been lost, the Church Minutes in the Vestry Book show the following information: Thomas Vicaris was rector of the Parish as early as 1677, dying before 1696. On Oct. 13, 1697 the vestry paid Mrs. Vicaris, widow of the Reverand Thomas Vicaris, 3,000 pounds in back pay. Among their children, all minors, was a daughter named Mary, who married a Robert Nettles, who is shown in the Gloucester County records as a surveyor and County Commissioner. He died before 1795. According to the church records the widow was Mary Nettles (ne'e Mary Vicaris), daughter of minister Thomas Vicaris. At Robert's death Mary was left with seven children, four of whom were minors, who in 1728 were "bound out" as follows: Mary was bound to Conquest Watt and remained in Virginia. William, age 10, was bound to Edward Wyatt. He later moved to Fairfax County, Virginia., and later
still to Fairfield County, South Carolina He was the father of Zachariah and William, Junior. of Fairfield, and possibly others. George bound to Samuel Coleman came with him to the Pee Dee area, and Darlington County, South Carolina There were many descendants in that area, who later moved to Charleston County. Solomon was bound to Reverand John Reade, Minister of Stratton Major Parish, Virginia. 1734-1744. He is supposed to have come to Edgecombe County, N. C. in 1754. By this time he had reached maturity and, of course, was no longer bound; but he could have accompanied his benefactor to lend aid to the aged minister. It is Solomon's line that will now be traced. 98 When it became necessary to turn the children over to the church following Roberts death, Rev. John Reade on 11 Nov 1734 (page 392 of Petsworth Parish Virginia 1677-1793) offered to officiate.
Jacob Humble's wife was named Mary. Mary's maiden name was probably Nettles. There was a several generation geographical closeness and some intermarriage between the Humbles and the Nettles. I have been unable to connect any Nettles to Anson or Montgomery County, NC, but they were in Feliciana Parish, LA and Amite County, MS with the Humbles. Mary's and Jacob's son Henry named one of his daughters Mary Nettles Humble. One of Henry's sons, James, married a Mary Nettles.
A Mary Nettles, a widow, in 1728 in Glouchester County, VA bound out here four children. One of the children was Solomon Nettles, married Elizabeth, and lived in Edgecomb County, NC and Sumter County, SC. One of their children was Mary Nettles, born in 1747. She had a twin brother, John, about whom there is some information. Nothing more "official" about Mary. Based on date of birth and proximity I think this is probably Jacob's wife Mary. Jacob died in 1797. A widow Mary Humble is shown with one other female 16-26 in the 1800 census of Montgomery County.
This is from Page #567 of the 1810 Montgomery County, NC census.
Mary Humble 00000 00001
It indicates that Mary Humble aged above 45 years was the head of a household in Montgomery County. Some of her neighbors were members of the Randle family. David Humble, one of Jacob's sons, married a Randle. Theindications are that this Mary was Jacob's widow, Mary (probably) Nettles. Ossie Zeagler states that Mary Humble, widow, was in the Amite County, MS census of 1810. His assumption was that this was Jacob's widow and that she had gone to Amite County with her son Henry. Considering the state of travel in those days it seems unlikely that Mary would have been counted in both places even if the census did not take place simultaneously. It seems most likely to me that the Mary in North Carolina was the widow of Jacob, and my 4th great grandmother.
More About ROBERT NETTLES and MARY VICARIS:
Marriage: Abt. 1702, Petsworth Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia
Children of ROBERT NETTLES and MARY VICARIS are:
i. ROBERT6 NETTLES, JR., b. 1708, Petsworth Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia.
ii. VICARIS NETTLES, b. 1710, Virginia; m. MARGERET.
iii. JOHN NETTLES, b. 1712, Virginia.
6. iv. GEORGE NETTLES, SR., b. 1714, Stratton Major Parrish, King and Queen, Virginia; d. 18 Apr 1757, Darlington District , South Carolina.
v. MARY NETTLES, b. 12 Jun 1717, Petsworth Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia; d. 21 Jul 1789, Cross Swamp, Colleton County, South Carolina; m. JOHN PONDS, 1733, Stratton-Major Parish, King-Queen County, Virginia.
More About JOHN PONDS and MARY NETTLES:
Marriage: 1733, Stratton-Major Parish, King-Queen County, Virginia
7. vi. WILLIAM NETTLES, b. 1718, Virginia.
8. vii. SOLOMON NETTLES, b. 28 Feb 1720/21, Petsworth Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia; d. Bet. 1813 - 1820, Privateer Township, Sumter County, South Carolina.
Generation No. 6
6. GEORGE6 NETTLES, SR. (ROBERT5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, RICHARD NEVILLE1) was born 1714 in Stratton
Major Parrish, King and Queen, Virginia, and died 18 Apr 1757 in Darlington District , South Carolina. He married KATHERINE ELIZABETH CUSACK 17 Feb 1734/35 in Petsworth Parish,Gloucester,Va. She was born 1716 in Petsworth Parish, Gloucester, VA.
Notes for GEORGE NETTLES, SR.:
From the Petsworth Parish Vestry Book, Gloucester Co. VA 1677-1793, p. 213: 3 Feb 1728 An indenture between Samuel Coleman./a> and the Churchwardens to bind out the son of Mary Nettles, 14 yr. old George Nettles, to Samuel Coleman. Samuel and his heirs were obliged to give George Nettles three years of schooling or to "carefully teach" that he may read perfectly in the Bible. They were also to provide him with sufficient meat, drink, washing, lodging and apparel, and to teach him a trade or business so that he did not become a burden on the Parish. It is interesting to note that the 1728 indenture was for a period of three years, and Samuel married Ann Mourning Christian in 1731, three years after the initial indenture. He was indentured February. 3,1728 to Samuel Coleman. Moved to the PeeDee area of SC then onto Darlington, SC. Many of his descendents left Darlington and moved to Charleston, SC. George was the first Nettles to get a Kings grant after serving his indenture. He received a grant for 350 acres on Jefferys creek and then Caraven County. this area was later called Welsh neck.
Darlington County/District is part of the old Cheraw District and bordered on Marion, Kershaw, Sumter and Williamsburg County. This is where George Nettles and at least four of his sons settled when he moved to SC from Va. George Nettles' brothers Soloman and William both ended up moving to SC - Soloman lived in Edgecomb County, NC and moved to Sumter District where his son, William lived. Soloman's brother, William settled in Fairfield County, SC and was one of the well-known SC Regulators before the Rev. War - Soloman's son, William was the well known Captain in the Rev. War. (Their families are often confused) Your George Nettles of Charleston District's land was very close to Orangeburg;in fact, some of the plats I'm reconstructing are in Chas, Orangeburg, and Colleton County. Still nothing on the True Identity of James and George
Nettles; but we do know they acquired huge tracts of land and who their neighbors were. (nancy - NRPros@aol.com )
Original names was "Nadels" - changed to "Nettles" upon arrival in America.
Came to America about 1770.
Settled in Darlington District, South Carolina.
Moved to Fort Claiborne, Alabama in 1818; then to the Ridge in
Monroe County, Alabama.
Member of Ridge Baptist Church in 1824, (also called Zion Baptist).
More About GEORGE NETTLES and CATHERINE CUSACK:
Marriage: 17 Feb 1734/35, Petsworth Parish,Gloucester,Va
Children of GEORGE NETTLES and CATHERINE CUSACK are:
9. i. WILLIAM JOSEPH7 NETTLES, SR., b. 26 Apr 1741, Stratton Major Parrish, King and Queen, Virginia; d. 10 Sep 1806, Bigby River, Alabama.
ii. GEORGE NETTLES, JR., b. 1736, Gloucester County, Virginia; m. ANDERSON, 06 Aug 1766, Charleston, South Carolina.
More About GEORGE NETTLES and ANDERSON:
Marriage: 06 Aug 1766, Charleston, South Carolina
iii. ZECHARIAH NETTLES, b. 28 Jan 1736/37, Stratton Major Parrish, King and Queen, Virginia; d. 1803, South Carolina; m. LUCY BASS, 29 Jan 1758, South Carolina; b. 11 Mar 1741/42.
More About ZECHARIAH NETTLES:
Census: 1810, Zachariah Nettles, Fairfield, SC
More About ZECHARIAH NETTLES and LUCY BASS:
Marriage: 29 Jan 1758, South Carolina
iv. ROBERT NETTLES, b. 1739, Gloucester County, Virginia; m. ANN KENNEDY.
10. v. MARK NETTLES, b. 08 Feb 1746/47, Stratton Major Parrish, King and Queen, Virginia.
11. vi. GEORGE NETTLES, b. 1780, South Carolina; d. Aft. 1850, Wilcox County, Alabama.
7. WILLIAM6 NETTLES (ROBERT5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, RICHARD NEVILLE1) was born 1718 in Virginia. He
married DORCAS MARPOLE 1731 in Rutherford County, North Carolina.
Notes for WILLIAM NETTLES:
Bound to Edward Wyatt.
William Nettles of Edgecombe County deeded to Calhorn Elverton as gift on June 26, 1759 for 50 pounds sterling a list of household kitched furniture, books, two horses and other items. Witnesses John Alexander and William Alexander. DB 00-17
More About WILLIAM NETTLES and DORCAS MARPOLE:
Marriage: 1731, Rutherford County, North Carolina
Children of WILLIAM NETTLES and DORCAS MARPOLE are:
12. i. SHADRACH7 NETTLES, b. 1755, Rutherford County, North Carolina.
ii. SOLOMON NETTLES, b. 1764, Rutherford County, North Carolina.
8. SOLOMON6 NETTLES (ROBERT5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, RICHARD NEVILLE1) was born 28 Feb 1720/21 in
Petsworth Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia, and died Bet. 1813 - 1820 in Privateer Township, Sumter County, South Carolina. He married ELIZABETH MARLEY 1740 in North Carolina, daughter of JOHN MARLEY. She was born 10 Feb 1720/21 in Cumberland County, Virginia, and died 1813 in Sumter County, South Carolina.
Notes for SOLOMON NETTLES:
Solomon and Elizabeth were married for 72 years.
Besides his son Jesse, he was the father of three other sons. All four of them served in the American Revolution. 1754 Solomon moved to Edgecombe County, North Carolina 1763. RALPH VICKERS. Note of Solomon Nettles and Jacob Dunn to the exrs. SARAH VICKERS, Feb., 1763.
Records of Estates, Edgecombe County, NC 1761-1825, vol. I, by David Gammon, Loose Estate Papers, NC State Archives, Raleigh. Apr 1763 Thomas Harrell will probated Edgecombe Co NC, naming heirs: wife Rebecca Harrell, sons Simon Harrell and Edmund Harrell, daughters Sele Harrell , Elvey Harrell , Barberry Cain , Elizabeth Bryant , Sabra Bond exr: William Bryant and Jonathan Cain wit: Charles Evans, Thomas Bellcher, Solomon Nettles property: onRoanoke River in Bertie County adjoining Samuel Harrell in Edgecombe on N side of Tar River purchased from Robert Dunbar in Edgecombe on N side of Tar River purchased from Thomas Spell slaves: young man Peter, boy Tom, girl Easter, girl Dealer, woman Pat, woman Lucy, woman Sarah, man Caesar
More About SOLOMON NETTLES and ELIZABETH MARLEY:
Marriage: 1740, North Carolina
Children of SOLOMON NETTLES and ELIZABETH MARLEY are:
i. JACOB7 NETTLES, b. 15 Sep 1741, Edgecombe County, Virginia; d. 1797.
ii. WILLIAM NETTLES, b. 02 Apr 1743, Alexandria, Surry County, Virginia; d. 03 Nov 1833; m. (1) AMY ALEXANDER; m. (2) MARY MATHIS; m. (3) AMELIA SHIVERS.
More About AMELIA SHIVERS:
Census: 1830, Amelia Nettles St Georges Parish, Colleton, South Carolina
13. iii. JESSE NETTLES, SR., b. 04 Jun 1745, Gloucester County, Virginia; d. 13 Feb 1825, Sumter County, South
14. iv. JOHN NETTLES, b. 04 Dec 1747, Virginia.
v. MARY NETTLES, b. 04 Dec 1747, Virginia; d. Abt. 1815, Amite County, Mississippi; m. JACOB HUMBLE, Abt. 1760, Anson County, North Carolina; b. 1727.
More About JACOB HUMBLE and MARY NETTLES:
Marriage: Abt. 1760, Anson County, North Carolina
vi. MARLEY NETTLES, b. 21 May 1751, Edgecombe County, Virginia; d. Edgecombe County, Virginia.
vii. ELIJAH NETTLES, b. 21 Aug 1752, Virginia; m. ELIZABETH CRIDER.
viii. MOURNING NETTLES, b. 26 Jan 1754, Virginia.
15. ix. ISHAM NETTLES SR., b. 03 May 1758, Gloucester County, Virginia; d. 05 May 1829, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana.
x. MARTHA NETTLES, b. 29 Jan 1759, Virginia.
Generation No. 7
9. WILLIAM JOSEPH7 NETTLES, SR. (GEORGE6, ROBERT5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, RICHARD NEVILLE1) was
born 26 Apr 1741 in Stratton Major Parrish, King and Queen, Virginia, and died 10 Sep 1806 in Bigby River, Alabama. He married (1) ELIZABETH PERDUE 1765 in Florence,Darlington,Sc. She was born 1734 in Florence,Darlington,Sc, and died 1798 in Sommerville, Dorchester, Sc. He married (2) SARAH SIMMONS 1801 inSouth Carolina.
Notes for WILLIAM JOSEPH NETTLES, SR.:
William Joseph Nettles received a land grant from the King of 100 acreas in 1768. He resided in West Wateree TWP on 25 Mile Creek where Richland, Fairfield join Kershaw (in 1790 this area was know as Lancaster- Camden District). Military records show that William served from 1 Mar 1780 to February 1782 in the PeeDee Regiment of General Francis Marion. There is a record dated 14 Mar 1810 showing where William Joseph Nettles of St. James Goose Creek, Charleston sold all his slaves to his nephew James Nettles for $1500.00. This sale was witnessed by Benjamin Nettles, his son and John Blackman. George and Elizabeth moved from Darlington County, South Carolina to Charleston County, South Carolina in 1775. Here Mrs. Elizabeth Nettles died in 1798 and William married again in 1801. He moved with his new wife Sarah, Malachi, Joseph, Zachariah
and Mary to Bigby River, Alabama in 1812
More About WILLIAM NETTLES and ELIZABETH PERDUE:
Marriage: 1765, Florence,Darlington,Sc
More About WILLIAM NETTLES and SARAH SIMMONS:
Marriage: 1801, South Carolina
Children of WILLIAM NETTLES and ELIZABETH PERDUE are:
i. STEPHEN8 NETTLES, b. 11 Dec 1767, South Carolina; d. 01 Aug 1829.
16. ii. MALACHI NETTLES, b. 1769, Darlington District, South Carolina; d. Monroe County, Alabama.
iii. BENJAMIN NETTLES, b. 1771, South Carolina.
iv. ZACHARIAH NETTLES, b. 1773, Florence, Darlington, Sc.
v. SARAH NETTLES, b. 1774, Sumpter District, , Sc.
17. vi. WILLIAM JOSEPH NETTLES, JR., b. 10 Aug 1776, Darlington District, South Carolina; d. 20 Dec 1849,
Scottish Ridge, Monroe County, Alabama.
vii. LUCY NETTLES, b. 1777, Sumpter District, , Sc.
viii. ELIZABETH NETTLES, b. 1779, Florence, Darlington, Sc.
ix. MARY POLLY NETTLES, b. 1781, Florence, Darlington, Sc.
x. JANE NETTLES, b. 1783, Florence, Darlington, Sc.
xi. REBECCA NETTLES, b. 1785, Florence, Darlington, Sc; d. 1865.
xii. SUSAN NETTLES, b. 1787, Florence, Darlington, Sc.
xiii. ESTER NETTLES, b. 1789, Florence, Darlington, Sc.
10. MARK7 NETTLES (GEORGE6, ROBERT5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, RICHARD NEVILLE1) was born 08 Feb
1746/47 in Stratton Major Parrish, King and Queen, Virginia. He married DELPHINE PONDS 16 Dec 1766. She was born 1747.
More About MARK NETTLES:
Burial: Cross Swamp Pond Cemetery, Colleton County, South Carolina
Census: 1800, Mark Nettles St Bartholomew, Colleton, SC
More About DELPHINE PONDS:
Burial: Cross Swamp Pond Cemetery, Colleton County, South Carolina
Census: 1810, Delphy Nettles Colleton, SC
More About MARK NETTLES and DELPHINE PONDS:
Marriage: 16 Dec 1766
Children of MARK NETTLES and DELPHINE PONDS are:
18. i. JOHN R.8 NETTLES.
19. ii. WILLIAM D. NETTLES, SR., b. 07 Apr 1770; d. 10 Oct 1838.
11. GEORGE7 NETTLES (GEORGE6, ROBERT5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, RICHARD NEVILLE1) was born 1780 in
South Carolina, and died Aft. 1850 in Wilcox County, Alabama. He married MARY CREE 06 Aug 1797 in Charleston, South Carolina, daughter of JAMES CREE and SARAH ANN. She was born 1783 in Charleston District, South Carolina, and died Aft. 1850 in Wilcox County, Alabama.
Notes for GEORGE NETTLES:
There is some confusion as to the age of George Nettle, Jr. Son of George Nettles Sr. of SC.. is our George Nettles a grandson not son????
1790 South Carolina > Charleston > St Johns
3 Free White Males up to age 16
3 Free White Males over age 16
0 Free White Females
0 Other Free persons
1800 South Carolina > Charleston > St James
1 under 5
2 under 5
1810 South Carolina > Charleston > St James Goose Creek
2 under 5
1 under 5
1820 South Carolina > Charleston > St James Goose Creek
George Nettles 2 2 . . . 1 2 1 . 1 1 10 total in HH.
1 45 up
1 45 up
1830 Charles, St. James Goose Creek Parish, South Carolina
1 under 5 1825-1830 william
1 5-10 1820-1825 sylvester
2 10-15 1815-1820 james and George
1 15-20 1810-1815 samuel
1 40-50 1790-1800 George
1 under 5 1825-1830 mary
1 15-20 1810-1815 Elizabeth
1 40-50 1790-1800 Mary
( also found in St. James census is a William Nettles Jr around same age could he and George be brothers? ) Wilcox County Alabama Census 1850
810 1 873 NETTES George 70 M SC
810 2 873 NETTES Mary 67 F SC
810 3 873 NETTES Mary 27 F SC
810 4 873 NETTES William 24 M Farmer SC
plats from the SC Archives
There was a George Nettles in Charleston District; several to be accurate. And there was James Cree, Sr. and James Cree,
Jr.!! And neighbors to George Nettles, James Nettles and Joseph Nettles.....
1820 Wilcox County, Alabama Census:
James Nettles 1 5 1 3 10 0 16 26
George Nettles 1 0 0 1 2 0 3 5
More About GEORGE NETTLES:
Census: 1850, Wilcox County, Alabama
Notes for MARY CREE:
Wilcox County Alabama Census 1850
810 1 873 NETTES George 70 M SC
810 2 873 NETTES Mary 67 F SC
810 3 873 NETTES Mary 27 F SC
810 4 873 NETTES William 24 M Farmer SC
Notes from Buddy Nettles Research 5/18/1990
Mary Cree is supposed to be full blooded Cree Indian. Came from the Algonquin Indians of Toronto Canada to help run the whites out of South Carolina in the mid 1750's. firstname.lastname@example.org
Will of Sarah BLACKMON of St. James Parish, South Carolina - d. 1801
This is the will of Sarah Ann CREE, widow of Thomas [a] BLACKMON (who d. intestate before 1784, St. James Parish, South Carolina). The name is misspelled as "BLACKMAN". Children mentioned in her will were Mary CREE (Cree could be middle name or married name), Thomas [b] BLACKMON and Benjamin BLACKMON (b. 29 Dec 1770-d. 19 Oct 1831, SC; marr. Mary PYE). Son Thomas [b] BLACKMON and Mary HARRELL were the parents of John BLACKMON (marr. Letitia), Thomas [c] BLACKMON (b. 21 Feb 1788, St. James Parish, SC - d. 22 May 1848, Camden, Wilcox Co., AL; marr. in SC abt. 1811 Charlotte MURCHEY) and Sarah Ann BLACKMON (marr. Nathan McPHERSON). Mary HARRELL BLACKMON and her married children removed their families to Wilcox Co., Alabama, in the mid-1800s. Thomas [c] BLACKMON and Charlotte MURCHEY were my 2nd great grand-parents.
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From "Charleston Wills", Vol. 28, p. 143 - 023481, South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina - verbatim:
"WILL OF SARAH BLACKMAN:
In the Name of God Amen. I Sarah BLACKMAN of Wafsamsaw in Gooscreek Parish being sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God for it calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all people once to die do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary CREE six Negroes with their increase viz Charles and Hannah and their four Children, Nancy, Ned, Amiritter and Child Lucy to her and her heirs for ever. Item I give and bequeath all the rest of my property both real and personal to be equally divided to and amongst my two Sons Thomas and Benjamin BLACKMAN which property was my thirds of my husbands Thomas BLACKMAN'S estate share and share alike. And I do hereby constitute and appoint my two Sons Thomas and Benjamin BLACKMAN my whole and sole executors to this my last Will and Testament. In Witnefs whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Tafsamsaw (sic) this 28 day of April 1797. And in the twenty first Year of American Independence.
Sarah (her X mark) BLACKMAN (LS).
Signed, Sealed and acknowledged as her last Will and Testament In presence of: Nathaniel MCCANTS -----
Robert THORNLEY ----- Joseph GARLINGTON.
Proved before Charles LINING Esquire O.C.T.D. 30 Apr 1801. At same time qualified Thomas BLACKMAN,
Executor." Recorded in Will Book D 1800-1807, p. 160."
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Regarding names on Sarah BLACKMON'S will:
Nathaniel MCCANTS lived in St. James Parish;
Joseph GARLINGTON lived in St. John's Parish,
Major Robert THORNLEY, born 1745, "an officer in the militia from the beginning of the Revolutionary War.....Senator for the Parish of St. James Goose Creek", died at Wassamasaw "the place of his residence" on 5 May 1805. He is listed as a Representative in 1792-95 and a Senator in 1805. In 1801-03, he and Thomas (b, I presume) BLACKMON were Messengers from the Wassamassaw Baptist Church to the Charleston Conference. The LINING family shows up in the early Alabama records and is intermarried with a branch of our EADES family there.
Marriage Notices in The South-Carolina Gazette AND ITS SUCCESSORS. (1732-1801.)
Married, on Sunday last, by the Rev. Dr. Mills, Mr. George Nettles to Mrs. Anderson, widow of the late Dr. Anderson, of Wassamsaw. (Tuesday, August 8, 1797.)
Wassamassaw, Berkeley County, South Carolina
More About GEORGE NETTLES and MARY CREE:
Marriage: 06 Aug 1797, Charleston, South Carolina
Children of GEORGE NETTLES and MARY CREE are:
20. i. SAMUEL HENRY8 NETTLES, b. 07 Dec 1800, Darlington District, South Carolina; d. 12 Jun 1854, Monroe County, Alabama.
ii. ELIZABETH J. NETTLES, b. 08 Sep 1802, South Carolina; m. EDMOND M. PARKER.
21. iii. GEORGE WASHINGTON NETTLES, SR., b. 29 Oct 1811, Darlington District, South Carolina; d. Dec 1868, Wilcox County, Alabama.
22. iv. SYLVESTER J. NETTLES, b. 1814, Darlington District, South Carolina; d. Aft. 1880.
23. v. JAMES CREE NETTLES, b. 24 Jul 1815, St. James Goose Creek Parish, South Carolina; d. Aft. 1856, Wilcox County, Alabama.
vi. MARY L. NETTLES, b. 10 Apr 1819, South Carolina.
24. vii. WILLIAM JOSEPH NETTLES, b. Feb 1823, South Carolina.
12. SHADRACH7 NETTLES (WILLIAM6, ROBERT5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, RICHARD NEVILLE1) was born 1755
in Rutherford County, North Carolina.
Notes for SHADRACH NETTLES:
The following provide by Jerry Scott:
Shadrack Nettles was in Rutherford Co. NC and Settled in Wayne Co. Tn. by 1820.
1820 Census for Wayne County, Tennessee
William Nettles 1782
Jesse Nettles 1785
James Nettles 1790
Shadrack Nettles 1803 - age 16-26
Jesse Nettles was in Dyer Co. Tn by 1840.
William and James were in Clay/Greene Co. Arkansas by 1840-50.
Wills of the Court of Rutherford Co. NC , Shadrack, James, and Catherine Nettles as heirs to William Nettles 1796.
Children of SHADRACH NETTLES are:
i. WILLIAM8 NETTLES, b. 1782, South Carolina.
ii. JESSE NETTLES, b. 1785, South Carolina.
iii. JAMES NETTLES, b. 1790, South Carolina.
25. iv. SHADRACH L. NETTLES, b. 1803, Rutherford County, North Carolina; d. 05 Nov 1887.
13. JESSE7 NETTLES, SR. (SOLOMON6, ROBERT5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, RICHARD NEVILLE1) was born 04 Jun
1745 in Gloucester County, Virginia, and died 13 Feb 1825 in Sumter County, South Carolina. He married ANN STROUD 06 May 1768 in South Carolina. She was born 30 Nov 1755, and died 25 Jun 1820 in South Carolina.
Notes for JESSE NETTLES, SR.:
Will of Jesse Nettles
In the name of God Amen I Jefse Nettles of Sumter District and State of South Carolina Being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory and calling to Mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed For all men once to die, , do make and ordain this my last will And testament, that is to say. After my death, I desire that all my just debts should first be paid.
2ndy ) I give and bequeath to my four youngest Sons to wit, John Nettles, Harvey Nettles, Joseph M. Nettles, and Amos A Nettles, all the Land which I psfsefs at this time to be equally divided between them having reguard to quantity and Valuation, It is also my wish that my youngest Son Amos A. Nettles should have that part of my land whereon is my buildings and orchard. I also give to the Said Amos A. Nettles my Stile and one feather bed and furniture.
3ly ) I give and bequeath to my daughter Tabitha my young bay Horse Colt, my riding Chair, one Cow and Calf and one feather Bed and furniture,
4thy ) I give unto my son Joseph M Nettles twenty dollars which he is in due me, in leu of a feather Bed
5thly ) I give and bequeath to my Son Harvey Nettles one feather Bed and furniture
6thly ) I give and bequeath to my son John Nettles one feather Bed and furniture,
7thly ) I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary five Shillings as her full part of my Estate to be paid to her by my executers Six months after my decease.
8thly ) all the remaining part of my personal Estate not before bequeathed my will is that it be aprased by three or five disintrused persons to be chosen by my Executors, and the amount thereof devided into thirteen equal parts my Negros after being appraised as above mentioned to be devided into nine lots and drawn for by Jefse Nettles, Hezekiah Nettles, John Nettles, Harvey Nettles, Joseph M. Nettles, Amos A Nettles, Martha Rogers Temperance Holladay and Elcey Pack, each one paying over what his or her lot of Negros may bay be more than one thirteenth part of the whole of my personal Estate as mentioned above so as to make thirteen equal parts betwixt Jefse Nettles Hezekiah Nettles, John Nettles, Harvey Nettles, Joseph M. Nettles Amos A Nettles, Martha Rogers Temperance Holladay and Elcey Pack, the Children of Winney Brunson decd. one thirteenth part to be devided among them to be paid by my executors as they ceverally come of age or marry, Also the children of Elizabeth Atkins decd . the one thirteenth part amongst them Share ad Share to be paid them as they come of age or Marry. Also my three grand Children Namely Ann McKellar, James D. W. McKellar, and Jefse I. McKellar one thirteenth part amongst them to be paid to them as they come of age or marry, Should one or more of my three named grand Children die before they come of age or marry then the surviving brother or sister as the case may be to have his or her part. Lastly I likewise constitute make and ordain Jefse Nettles, Jr., Hezekiah Nettles and john Nettles my only and sole Executors, of this my last will and Testament, and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former Testament Will and Executors by me in any way before this time named and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament. In witnefs whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this twenty fourth day of May in the Year of our Lord on thousand eight hundred and twenty two-
Signed and acknowledged )
In presence of - ) Jefse Nettles (SEAL)
Josiah N. Nettles
Recorded Will book D-1, Page 79
Recorded Feb 21, 1825
William Potts, Ordy. S.D.
Bundle 74 &endash; Package 10
More About JESSE NETTLES and ANN STROUD:
Marriage: 06 May 1768, South Carolina
Children of JESSE NETTLES and ANN STROUD are:
i. JOSIAH8 NETTLES, b. 29 Jul 1770, South Carolina.
More About JOSIAH NETTLES:
Census: 1800, Josia Nittles St James, Charleston, SC
26. ii. WINNIFRED NETTLES, b. 29 Mar 1773, South Carolina; d. 30 Mar 1820, South Carolina.
27. iii. JESSE NETTLES, JR., b. 10 Aug 1775, Claremont County, South Carolina; d. 1839, Sumter County, South Carolina.
iv. ELIZABETH NETTLES, b. 01 Feb 1778, South Carolina; m. JAMES ATKINS.
v. ANNA NETTLES, b. 22 May 1779, South Carolina.
28. vi. HEZEKIAH NETTLES, b. 11 Apr 1782, Sumter, Camden District, South Carolina; d. 19 Apr 1860, Marengo
vii. MARTHA NETTLES, b. 17 Apr 1784, South Carolina; d. 07 May 1829; m. DAVID RODGERS; b. Marion Dist.,
viii. MARY REBECCA NETTLES, b. 25 May 1786, South Carolina; m. (1) WILLIAM PACK; m. (2) JAMES
MCKELLAR; b. Scotland.
ix. SARAH TEMPERANCE NETTLES, b. 21 Apr 1788, South Carolina; d. 12 May 1850, Sumter County, South
Carolina; m. JOHN HOLLADAY, JR., 1808, South Carolina; b. 1767, St. Mark's Parish, Sumter Dist.k, South
More About JOHN HOLLADAY and SARAH NETTLES:
Marriage: 1808, South Carolina
29. x. JOHN NETTLES, b. 30 Mar 1790, South Carolina.
xi. HARVEY NETTLES, b. 06 Sep 1792, South Carolina; d. 29 Jan 1844, Alabama; m. ELIZABETH MARY.
More About HARVEY NETTLES:
Census: 1830, Harvey Nettles Sumter, South Carolina
xii. ELSIE NETTLES, b. 02 Sep 1794, South Carolina; m. (1) ALEXANDER PACK; m. (2) JOSEPH PACK.
30. xiii. JOSEPH MARLEY NETTLES, b. 30 Nov 1796, South Carolina; d. Abt. 1870.
xiv. TABITHA NETTLES, b. 27 Jul 1799, South Carolina; d. 22 Feb 1825; m. JOHN COSKREY.
31. xv. AMOS ARTON NETTLES, b. 07 Mar 1801, Clarmont County, South Carolina.
14. JOHN7 NETTLES (SOLOMON6, ROBERT5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, RICHARD NEVILLE1) was born 04 Dec
1747 in Virginia. He married ELIZABETH. She was born 13 Jun 1750.
Children of JOHN NETTLES and ELIZABETH are:
i. OLIVE8 NETTLES, b. 25 Jun 1786.
ii. MOURNING NETTLES, b. 20 Jun 1788.
iii. ELIZABETH NETTLES, b. 24 Nov 1793.
iv. POLLY NETTLES, b. 1795.
15. ISHAM NETTLES7 SR. (SOLOMON6 NETTLES, ROBERT5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, RICHARD NEVILLE1) was
born 03 May 1758 in Gloucester County, Virginia, and died 05 May 1829 in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. He
married ANNA SIMMONS 1781 in Williamsburg, South Carolina. She was born 30 Nov 1755 in South Carolina.
Notes for ISHAM NETTLES SR.:
Isham (Isiom) Nettles was a Baptist Minister, according to JoAnn Pape, gggranddaughter of Nancy Nettles
McCollister This occupation caused the migrations of this branch of the Nettles family. [Source: e-mail titled
Solomon Nettles, 7/29/00, from JoAnn Pape, email@example.com on August 5, 2000, 9:01 a.m. to W. Griffin]
More About ISHAM SR. and ANNA SIMMONS:
Marriage: 1781, Williamsburg, South Carolina
Children of ISHAM SR. and ANNA SIMMONS are:
i. NANCY8 NETTLES, b. 18 Oct 1782, Williamsburg, South Carolina; d. 23 Mar 1860, Toro, Sabine Parish,
Louisiana; m. JOHN MCCOLLISTER, 29 Aug 1807, Wilkinson County, Mississippi; b. 10 Oct 1778, ME..
More About JOHN MCCOLLISTER and NANCY NETTLES:
Marriage: 29 Aug 1807, Wilkinson County, Mississippi
ii. ELIZABETH NETTLES, b. 1788, South Carolina; d. Aft. 1860, Rookhaven, Lincoln County, Mississippi; m.
JAMES NEATHERLAND, 20 Apr 1809, Amite County, Mississippi; b. 1785, Richmond County, Georgia.
More About JAMES NEATHERLAND and ELIZABETH NETTLES:
Marriage: 20 Apr 1809, Amite County, Mississippi
iii. MARY NETTLES, b. 28 May 1789, South Carolina; d. Louisiana; m. JAMES HUMBLE, 28 May 1809, Amite
County, Mississippi; b. 28 May 1789, Montgomery County, North Carolina.
More About JAMES HUMBLE and MARY NETTLES:
Marriage: 28 May 1809, Amite County, Mississippi
32. iv. ISHAM NETTLES, JR., b. 1793, South Carolina.
33. v. ELISHA WASHINGTON NETTLES, SR., b. 1794, South Carolina.
vi. ZACHARIAH NETTLES, b. 1796.
vii. WILLIAM NETTLES, m. ELIZABETH ASHLEY, 30 May 1809, Amite County, Mississippi.
More About WILLIAM NETTLES and ELIZABETH ASHLEY:
Marriage: 30 May 1809, Amite County, Mississippi
viii. ROBERT NETTLES, m. NOLOEY BAXTER, 18 Oct 1810, Amite County, Mississippi.
More About ROBERT NETTLES and NOLOEY BAXTER:
Marriage: 18 Oct 1810, Amite County, Mississippi
ix. MARTHA NETTLES, m. JOEL WEST, 24 Jul 1822, Opelusa, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.
More About JOEL WEST and MARTHA NETTLES:
Marriage: 24 Jul 1822, Opelusa, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana
Generation No. 8
16. MALACHI8 NETTLES (WILLIAM JOSEPH7, GEORGE6, ROBERT5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, RICHARD NEVILLE1)
was born 1769 in Darlington District, South Carolina, and died in Monroe County, Alabama. He married
ELIZABETH SINGLETON in South Carolina. She was born 1780 in South Carolina.
More About MALACHI NETTLES and ELIZABETH SINGLETON:
Marriage: South Carolina
Children of MALACHI NETTLES and ELIZABETH SINGLETON are:
i. BENJAMIN9 NETTLES, b. 1802, South Carolina.
34. ii. MALACHI THEOPHILUS NETTLES, b. 1804, South Carolina.
35. iii. JOSEPH M. NETTLES, SR., b. 1807, South Carolina; d. 1880, Monroe County, Alabama.
36. iv. ANDREW JOSEPH NETTLES, SR., b. 1814, South Carolina; d. Alabama.
v. ZACHARIAH NETTLES, b. 1816, South Carolina.
17. WILLIAM JOSEPH8 NETTLES, JR. (WILLIAM JOSEPH7, GEORGE6, ROBERT5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2,
RICHARD NEVILLE1) was born 10 Aug 1776 in Darlington District, South Carolina, and died 20 Dec 1849 in
Scottish Ridge, Monroe County, Alabama. He married MARY THORNLEY in South Carolina, daughter of ROBERT
THORNLEY and MARY.
Notes for WILLIAM JOSEPH NETTLES, JR.:
William Joseph Nettles was born on 10 Aug 1776 in Sumter District, South Carolina. He died on 20 Dec 1849 in
Pee Dee, South Carolina.
He was married to Mary Thornley (daughter of Robert Thornley and Unknown ). Mary Thornley was christened
on 20 Nov 1804 in South Carolina. William Joseph Nettles and Mary Thornley had the following children:
135 i. James Nettles died in 1868 in Peterman, Monroe County, Alabama. He was born in Darlington District,
136 ii. Mary Nettles was born on 15 Sep 1793 in Cheraw, South Carolina.
137 iii. William Joseph Nettles was born on 29 Dec 1799 in Darlington District, South Carolina. He died on 20
Dec 1849 in Monroe County, Alabama.
138 iv. Elizabeth "Betsy" Nettles was born about 1806. She died in Peterman, Monroe County, Alabama.
He was married to Elsie Nichols. William Joseph Nettles and Elsie Nichols had the following children:
+139 i. Malachi Nettles.
140 ii. Thomas Nettles was born about 1815.
141 iii. Jane Nettles was born about 1817. She died in died young.
142 iv. Elsie Nettles was born about 1819.
143 v. Nancy Nettles was born about 1821 in Alabama.
+144 vi. William Thames Nettles.
145 vii. Martha Nettles was born on 17 Jul 1825 in Alabama.
Marie Palmer firstname.lastname@example.org
Joseph Birch died 10 May 1950. married 1st. Mary Ann
Andress, my gg Grandmother and 2nd. Anna Johnson. William Joseph, Jr. d.
20 Dec. 1849 m. Mary Thornley, Joseph Birch's mother and 2nd. Elsie
More About WILLIAM NETTLES and MARY THORNLEY:
Marriage: South Carolina
Children of WILLIAM NETTLES and MARY THORNLEY are:
37. i. WILLIAM JOSEPH BIRCH9 NETTLES, b. 29 Dec 1799, South Carolina; d. 10 May 1850, Monroe County,
38. ii. ELIZABETH NETTLES, b. 1800, South Carolina; d. Peterman, Monroe County, Alabama.
39. iii. JUDGE JAMES NETTLES, b. 17 Jan 1804, South Carolina; d. 13 Dec 1875, Wilcox County, Alabama.
18. JOHN R.8 NETTLES (MARK7, GEORGE6, ROBERT5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, RICHARD NEVILLE1) He married
Child of JOHN NETTLES and JANE REBECCA is:
40. i. SAMUEL PERRY9 NETTLES, b. 1829, Georgia.
19. WILLIAM D.8 NETTLES, SR. (MARK7, GEORGE6, ROBERT5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, RICHARD NEVILLE1) was
born 07 Apr 1770, and died 10 Oct 1838. He married MARY BROXSON. She was born 16 Apr 1770.
Children of WILLIAM NETTLES and MARY BROXSON are:
41. i. WILLIAM D.9 NETTLES, JR., b. 1794, South Carolina.
42. ii. JESSE MARK NETTLES, SR., b. 05 Nov 1805, Colleton County, South Carolina; d. 19 Nov 1856, Islandton,
Colleton County, South Carolina.
20. SAMUEL HENRY8 NETTLES (GEORGE7, GEORGE6, ROBERT5, JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, RICHARD NEVILLE1)
was born 07 Dec 1800 in Darlington District, South Carolina, and died 12 Jun 1854 in Monroe County, Alabama.
He married MARY MARTHA OWENS 1830 in Monroe County, Alabama. She was born 09 May 1812 in
Charleston District, South Carolina, and died 25 May 1885 in Monroe County, Alabama.
Notes for SAMUEL HENRY NETTLES:
1850 Monroe County, Alabama Census:
6 860 860 Nettles Samuel H. 50 M Farmer 1,500 SC
7 860 860 Nettles Martha M. 40 F SC
8 860 860 Nettles Thomas H. 18 M Farmer SC
9 860 860 Nettles Sela 16 F SC
10 860 860 Nettles Rosaline 15 F Ala
11 860 860 Nettles George C. 11 M Ala X
12 860 860 Nettles Mary J. 9 F Ala X
13 860 860 Nettles Jesse S. 8 M Ala X
14 860 860 Nettles Geralden 5 F Ala
15 860 860 Nettles Samuel D. 2 M Ala
Samuel Henry Nettles was born Dec. 7, 1800 and died June 12, 1854. He married Martha Mary Owen. In the July
7, 1854 issue of the South Western Baptist newspaper, we find the following obituary: "Died at his residence in
Germany, Monroe County, Alabama, Samuel H. Nettles, Deacon of Concord Baptist Church, June 12, 1854, after
a painful illness of eight days of bloody flux. Brother Nettles was a native of South Carolina and was born
December 7, 1800, being at the time of his death fifty-three years, seven months, five days old. Brother Nettles
professed religion and with his excellent wife, Martha M. Nettles, was baptized into the fellowship of the Gravel
Creek Church, Wilcox County, in the fall of 1835. In the course of a year or two he removed from the
neighborhood of Gravel Creek to Allenton in the same county (Wilcox), He subsequently moved to Dallas
County, and was a member of the County Line Church. About nine years ago he settled at the place of his
Three of the sons served in the War Between the States. Thomas Henry Nettles starved to death in prison at Camp
Chase, Ohio. Jesse Nettles was never well after he came home, and George Calvin Nettles was wounded in the
Battle of Manassas, Virginia, but survived to raise a large family. The bullet from his arm is in the possession of
one of his many descendants.
More About SAMUEL HENRY NETTLES:
Burial: Buena Vista Cemetery, Monroe County, Alabama
Religion: Deacon of Concord Baptist Church
Notes for MARY MARTHA OWENS:
Martha Mary Owen Nettles, born May 9, 1812 in Charleston District, South Carolina, died at Buena Vista,
Monroe County, AL, May 26, 1885. Her obituary states that: "She had lived to raise a large family and was a
woman noted for her motherly kindness and goodness of heart. Her spirit has winged its way to ethereal heights
where sorrow and death are no more." Samuel Henry Nettles was born in Darlington District, SC. Both are buried
in Buena Vista Cemetery.
Order Book 3, Pg 448 – Monroe Co., Court of Probate, Special Term, May 24, 1858
Estate of ) Martha M. Nettles, admx with the will annexed, of said estate, having this day filed her application in
writing & under oath, praying for an order to sell certain real estate, described in said petition, for the purpose of
paying the debts due from estate, alleging that a sale of land will be more beneficial than a sale of slaves, or other
personal property, and upon the ground that the will of said dec’d gives no power to see the lands of said estate,
and that such a sale is not in conflict with the provisions of said will. And it appearing from an inspection of said
petition, that the heirs of said dec’d are Martha M. Nettles, widow, Thomas H. Nettles, Caroline C. Finklea, wife
of Enos Fiinklea, Rosaline V. Snell, wife of J. M. Snell, of full age, George C. Nettles, Mary J. Nettles, Sylvester
J. Nettles, Jordan W. Nettles, Lydia B. Nettles, & Laura A. Nettles, minor heirs of said decd. It is , therefore