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Isaac  Etheridge 

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John Etheridge
1745 - 1845


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Isaac Etheridge
1775 - 12/16/1836
Isaac Etheridge was born about 1775 in Brunswick County, North Carolina and died on December 16, 1836 in Lowndes County, Alabama. Actual date of birth is unknown. He lived to be about 61 years old.

He and his wife had twelve children:
  1. John C.,
  2. Willian Elias (1804) NC,
  3. Isaac Green (1805) NC - married Sallie Gore,
  4. Mary Elizabeth (1808) NC,
  5. Elias Jenerette (1810 NC - 1844 SC),
  6. Daniel O. (1812 NC - 1847 AR),
  7. Sarah E. (1815) NC,
  8. Solomon Reuben (1818 NC - 1867 AR),
  9. Eliza Jane (1820) NC,
  10. Benjamin F. (1825) NC,
  11. Thomas J. (1827) NC,
  12. Joseph James (1830 NC -1905 OK).
Census5/2/1800 Wilmington NC (Brunswick County) 25 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Isaac Etheridge.  page 21 - Isaac Etheridge -two Males - (Under 10), one Male (10 thru 15), one Male ( 16 thru 25), one Female (16 thru 25)

on page 20 - Robert Green - two Males ( Under 10), one Male(26 thru 44), one Female(Under 10), one Female(26 thru 44)  
Land Deed12/4/1809 NC (Columbus County) 34 yrs old 
Abstracts of Earliest Deed 1808 - 1818,Book A - 279 - Dec. 4, 1809, James Smith, L.. Smith, David J. Smith, & Solomon Smith to Isaac Etheridge, Dec. 4, 1809; $50 0, 4/5th of all that land descended to them from the estate of John Smith, Dec'd lying on Waccamaw River below the Seven Creeks known by name of Pireway,400 A. adj. Hosea Pickett & land conveyed to Joseph Long by James Smith. (James Smith being guardian for the minors of John Smith, Dec'd.)With. Joseph Long & Phillip Faulk. (A-279) 
Census1/1/1810 NC (Camden County) 35 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Isaac Etheridge.  page 9, #3 - I. Etheridge - four males under 10, one male age 10-15, one males age 16-25 2 males age 26-44, one female under age 10, one female age 10-15, one female age 16-25

one the next page #7 - J. Etheridge - one male age 16-25,one female age 16-25,
#31 - D. Etheridge - one male under age 10, one male age 10-15, one male age 26-44, one female under age 10, two females age 10-15, one female age 26-44.  
Land Deed1/18/1820 NC (Columbus County) 45 yrs old 
Abstracts of Deeds, 1829 -1840, Book E & F,18 Jan 1820 - Isaac Etheridge to Henry Long, Jan. 18, 1820; $50, 100 A.Wit: John Gore Jr. & Micajah Long. 
Census8/7/1820 NC (Columbus County) 45 yrs old 
page 3, #4 - Isaac Etheridge - Three Males - Under 10, Two Males - 10 thru 15, one Female - Under 10, one Female - 10 thru 15, one Female - 16 thru 25, one Female - 26 thru 44,
Slaves -one Male - Under 14, Slaves - one Males - 14 thru 25, Slaves -two Males - 45 and over, Slaves - one Females - 14 thru 25,
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1, Free White Persons - Under 16: 7, Free White Persons - Over 25: 1, Total Free White Persons: 9, Total Slaves: 5

Also on the same page
#20 -Henry Long - two males under 10, one male 10-15, one Male - 16 thru 25, one Males - 45 and over, one Females - 16 thru 25, one Females - 26 thru 44 Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1

#1 - Joseph Gore - one Male - 45 and over, Female - 45 and over,
Slaves - one Male - 26 thru 44, Slaves - three Females - Under 14, Slaves - three Females - 14 thru 25, Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1 
Census1/1/1830 NC (Columbus County) 55 yrs old 
page 13, #2 - Isaac Etheredge -three Males -( Under 5), two Males (5 - 9), one Male(15 -19), one Male (50- 59), one Female (Under 5), one Female (5 - 9), one Female (10- 14), one Female (40 - 49)  
Land Deed11/12/1832 NC (Columbus County) 57 yrs old 
Book E, Page 198
Know all men by these presents that I Joseph Gore Senr of the State of North Carolina and County of Columbus for and in consideration of the great good will and natural affection which I have and bear in mind toward my worthy and well beloved daughter Mary Reaves have given, granted fully and freely bestowed and delivered to her the said Mary Reaves and the lawful heirs of her body, two negro girls to wit, Jane of the age of nine years and Charlotte of the age of 5 years also Nan of the age of thirty with her youngest child (Mia?) which said negroes with issue, I warrant and defend unto her my said beloved daughter Mary as aforesaid against the lawful right title or demand of any person or persons whatsoever, In witness whereof I the said Joseph Gore Sr have hereunto set my hand and seal this 12th day of Nov 1831.

Isaac Etheridge
John G Grissett
Etheldred Bozman
Joseph Gore Senr {seal}

August Term 1832
This Deed was proved by the Oath of Isaac Etheridge and ordered to be registered. Chis Baldwin Clk Know all men by these presents that I Joseph Gore Senr of the County of Columbus and State of North Carolina for & inconsideration of the great good will & natural affection which I have & bear toward my well beloved son Joseph Gore Jr One negro boy named Ben of the age of ten years together with one negro woman named Dil of the age of twenty five years with her two children (Franses?) and Marium which said negroes with their lawful issue I warrant and defend unto him the said Joseph Gore his heirs & assigns forever In witness whereof I the said Joseph Gore senr have hereunto set my hand & seal the 12th of Nov 1831. Isaac Etheridge John G. Grissett Etheldred Bozman Joseph Gore August Term 1832 This deed was proved by the oath of Isaac Etheridge and ordered to be registered. Chs Baldwin Clk 
Other12/20/1836 Lowndes AL  62 yrs old 
Page: Scattergood, p. 29 (typed; original document p. 41):
State of Alabama ) I Wiley Borough of the County and State aforesaid do hereby Lowndes County ) certify that on Friday the 16th day of December 1836 I was present at the house in which the late Isaac ETHRIDGE resided in said County and had resided for more than a year and in which he died, and the said Ethridge was at that time extremely ill, that he was taken the day before in a violent manner discharging blood copiously from the lungs. The said Ethridge called me the said Borough and informed me that he expected to die soon and sudenly and that he had neglected to make a will in writing until that time and that he thought himself unable to do so then, and the said Ethridge then told me the said Borough that he wished to make a statement verbally what disposition he desired to make of his affairs after his death and he wished me the said Borough to take notice of the same and after his death have it put upon record and it was so to be his will saying to me at the same time that it would be as good as a written will. The said Ethridge then told me that it was his will and wish that all his property shall be kept together and used for the maintenance of his wife and younger children until his youngest child should become of age sufficient to work for themselves [sic] and also for the payment of his just debts and then at that time he wished his property to be divided as follows: He wished his daughter Sarah Turner to have for her share of the estate a negro girl named Hannah and he wished his daughter Eliza to have a negro girl named Barbara and the balance of his property he desired should be equally divided among all his other children with this express condition that he wished and desired that his son Elias Ethridge should receive in the division his share of the estate in money alone and no part of the property-- said Isaac Ethridge also said that he wished his administrator to pay the Burnsides debts with six head of steers if it can be done he also said that he wished me the said Borough to act as the administrator of his estate and to dispose of it as above stated--and I the said Borough also certify that I believe said Isaac Ethridge was during the time of making and speaking said Words was of sound mind and disposeing memory and that he believed his death near at hand and he departed this life during the succeeding night after speaking these words. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 20th of December 1836.

State of Alabama ) Wilie Borough came personally into court and after being Lowndes County ) duly sworn deposeth and said that the above and foregoing writing purporting to be the nun cupative [sic] will of Isaac Ethridge decd, made at his residence and during his last sickness and is truly his last nun cupative [sic] will and testament and that he was of sound disposing mind and memory at the time of making it and that this deponant [sic] did reduce the same to writing at the special request of the said decedant [sic] made a very short time before his death. Sworn to in open Court this 6th April 1837.
W. Borough 6th April 1837 examined and ordered to be recorded with usual entries. Peter Wilkinson C.C. The above and foregoing is a true copy of the original recorded this 30 May 1837. John Varner Ck by Amaziah Varne 

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27 1802 Georgia formally cedes western claims for its southern boundary at the 31st parallel -- which will become the north western border of FL and southern border of AL.
28 1803 Between 1803 and 1811 a horse trail is established connecting Milledgeville, Georgia to Fort Stoddert, American outpost north of Mobile. This is expanded into a road and called The Federal Road by 1811.
30 1805 Indian cessions opened up large portions of western (Choctaw) and northern (Chickasaw and Cherokee) Alabama to white settlers.
36 1811 Tecumseh visits the Creek Indians living in what will become Georgia and Alabama to try to persuade them to join his fight against the flood of white settlers. Some towns join forces with Tecumseh and become known as "Red Sticks".
37 1812 The Creek tribes in southern Alabama and Georgia find themselves under increasing pressure from white settlers. Led by Chief Weatherford, they accepted an alliance with Tecumseh and are nicknamed "Red Sticks".
38 1813 During 1813-14, Muskogee-speaking Creeks leave AL and move into areas in Northern FL in response to the Creek Civil War (also known as the Red-sticks War).
38 1813 Two battles begin the Creek Indian War: (1) Fort Mims Massacre - Fort Mims is attacked on August 13 by the Red Sticks while the inhabitants are eating their noon meal. The massacre brings an immediate response from the whites and soldiers are recruited from Tennessee, Georgia and other territories, and (2) The Battle of Holy Ground on December 1813.
39 1814 The Treaty of Fort Jackson is finalized on August 9, 1814. William Weatherford (Red Eagle) surrenders to Gen. Andrew Jackson and cede their lands to the federal government. This opens approximately half of present-day AL to white settlement.
39 1814 Battle at Horseshoe Bend on March 27, leaves the Creek Red Sticks scattered and unorganized. Those that survive the battle flee south into northern Florida and band together as the Seminoles. Red Eagle (Billy Weatherford) surrenders to General Andrew Jackson at Fort Jackson later in the year.
42 1817 Alabama Territory is created when Congress passes an act to divide the Mississippi Territory and admit it into the union as a state. Alabama will remain a territory for two more years.
44 1819 Alabama admitted to the United States
60 1835 Alabama gold rush begins in the east-centrl hill country.
2 1777 The concept of chemical compounds is conceived by Lavoisier
8 1783 The hot air balloon is invented by Michel and Montgolfier and the first people in modern history fly at an altitude of 1800 m.
10 1785 The power loom was invented by Cartwright to produce cloth.
18 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
24 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
25 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
32 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
39 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
55 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
1 1776 NEWS HEADLINES: July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
25 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
36 1811 NEWS HEADLINES: Tecumseh's emerging Indian Confederacy is defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe in Ohio. Afterwards, Tecumseh and his brother travel from their Shawnee homes in the north to recruit and unify the southern Indians.
37 1812 NEWS HEADLINES: War of 1812 begins and will continue for until 1814. Some call it the Second War of Independence because the US fights Great Britain to a stalemate, Americas independence was assured.
53 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
59 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
14 1789 The capitol of North Carolina moves from New Bern to Raleigh and North Carolina becomes the 12th state of the United States of America.
55 1830 The U.S. Government begins forcing Cherokee Indians from their homes in what becomes known as the Trail of Tears. Many Cherokee hide in the mountains of North Carolina and surrounding states.
1 1776 July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
3 1778 Alliance between United States and France
12 1787 Constitution of the United States is signed
18 1793 Alexander McGillivray, the head of the Creek Indian Nation, dies. A restlessness begins to grow among the Indians in what is now Georgia, Alabama and Northern Florida as town chiefs via for the vacant leadership role.
19 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
23 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
28 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
29 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
30 1805 Federal Road project begins after the Creek Indians give the U.S. permission to develop a “horse path” through their nation that will provide better mail delivery between Washington City (DC) and New Orleans. Soon settlers are traveling and settling along this path to settle the southern frontier.
31 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
36 1811 By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
45 1820 The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
55 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
60 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
4 1779 Spain declares war on England
5 1780 Josef II abolishes serfdom in Hungary; England declares war on Holland
8 1783 Peace established at Versailles between France, England, Spain and United States; Britain cedes all lands west to the Mississippi River
12 1787 Catherine the Great leads Russia into war with Turkey
13 1788 Russia begins war with Sweden
14 1789 French feudal system is abolished with the Declaration of Rights of Man. Outbreak of hostilities in France with the fall of the Bastille on July 14; Revolution in Austrian Netherlands declares independence as Belgium
17 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
18 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
20 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
21 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
22 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa
58 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

Elizabeth Green
Born about 1785 and died on an unknown day in December 1885
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The Children of Isaac Etheridge

John C. Etheridge
Born in Brunswick County, North Carolina about 1801 and died in Parish of Prince George, South Carolina about 1865. He was about 64 years old.

Annie and John had 13 children:
  1. Matthew (1827)
  2. John C. Jr. (1830)
  3. Elias (1833)
  4. Isaac (1838)
  5. William Henry (1840)
  6. R....
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