Poe Family in
Revolutionary War Image
Series: M805 Roll: 662 Image: 539 File: W21983 Page: 1 of 12
The document reads:
Rebecca S. Powe (widow of Calvin Spencer)
Rebecca S. Powe was born in 1765.
married April or May 1782
Calvin Spencer died 19th Jan 1801
1 December 1792
Richard Farr (Fear?) to William Ellerbee; for pounds 75 sterling sold 3 feather beds and all the furniture (long list of items) .... & a debt on the old "partnership" called Kershaw & Company; sold at the Chesterfield Co, SC, court house due to a judgement in Chesterfield Co court against Richard Far due to suit by William Ellerbee. (signed) Rd Farr; witness Erasmus Powe & Jo McFarlane; wit oath January 1794 by Erasmus Powe; book C2 p. 219
Erasmus Powe was a descendant of Marsom Poe (d.
1782). Thomas Powe, son of Marsom Poe, moved from
Spotsylvania Co, VA to the Cheraw District of South Carolina. The relationship,
if any, between the Simon Poe SR family and the Marsom
Powe family is unknown. There also is a William
Ellerbe Powe. The Auld family is married into both lines and in addition to
this proximity, we also find Wm Erasmus Poe in a
2189 (25) (SC)
21 January 1792
Powe, sheriff (
& Peter (sic)
"late" property of Richard Farr of Anson Co;
sold by virtue of his office [as sheriff] and "authority to Poe by John Chesnut; sold "this day towards" payment "and satisfaction" of a debt secured by a mortgage from Richard Farr to Joseph Kershaw, John Chesnut, Ely Kershaw, William Ancrum [or Anerum] & Aaron Lovcoch [or Loouch] for pounds 1,655.17.9 "old South" money, (signed ) Erasmus Poe, Shff CC; witness John Kershaw & Jno McFarlane; wit. oath April 1792 by John McFarlane; book C2 p25
In the next record, William Erasmus Poe is of the family of Marsom
Powe who died in Spotsylvania Co, VA. His son Thomas
Powe moved to the Cheraw Dist of
This land is very near John Poe and Simon Poe on Gum Log Branch.
8755. January 4, 1822. William Dismukes *(Anson Co) to William E. Poe (Chesterfield Dist. SC); for $5,500 sold 700 ac; border: begins at Thomas Threadgill's corner stake in the ford of Grindstone Cr. joins a road, Doctor Parker, & Jesse McLendon's field. (signed) W. Dismukes; (witness) Thomas D. Parke [only one witness[; January 1827 recorded; book V p. 422
9865. September 1823 Henry W. Harrington to Zachariah Robinson; for $650 sold 35 ac between Jones Cr & Island Cr and on both sides of the road from Haileys Ferry to Wadesborough; border: begins at a stake. (signed) H W Harrington; (witness) Thomas Diggs & Marshall Diggs; wit. oath Jan. 1831 by Thomas Diggs; Book X p. 441
Henry William Harrington married Rosanna Auld (1754-1826) in 1776.
Erasmus Powe (1768-1831) married (1st) Eleanor Ellerbe (1770-1853) in 1792
Thomas Powe (1747-1817) married (2nd) Rachel Allen
Thomas Powe, Jr. (1768-1843) married Martha Ellerbe (1793-1867) in 1804
James Auld Harrington (1785-1839) married Eleanor Wilson (1793-1843) in 1808
Thomas Ellerbe Powe (1800-1879) married (1st) Charlotte Harriet Harrington (1809-1859) in 1826
Rosanna Harrington, Will Book A, p. 164
Dated: 21 January 1828
Probated: January 1829
Sisters: Mrs. Mary Blakeney; Elizabeth Auld*
Niece: Mrs. Sarah Bogh
Daughter Caroline H. Chambers, wife of Otho Chambers
Daughters: Ross A. Troy; Harriet H. Strong
Granddaughter Mrs. Harriet H. Chambers, wife of Thomas Chambers, Esq.
Granddaughter Mrs. Ann P. (or C.?) Hall, wife of William W. Hall, Esq.
Granddaughter Mrs. Rosanna Lance (or Lanier) wife of John G. Lance (or Lanier)
son James A. Harrington and his daughter Charlotte H. Powe, wife of Thomas Powe
son Henry W. Harrington
Samuel Gillespie Godfrey (1837-1897) married 1863 Harriet Elizabeth Powe (b.1842)
Thomas Ellerbe Powe (1800-1879) married 1St 1826 Charlotte Harriet Harrington (1809 – 1859)
2nd Rachel Allen
James Auld Harrington (1785- 1834) married 1808 Eleanor Wilson (1793-1843)
Erasmus Powe (1768-1831) married 1st 1792 Esther Ellerbe (1770-1853)
Henry William Harrington married 1776 Rosanna Auld (1754-1826),
Thomas Powe (1747 –
1817) had charge of the Commissary Dept. at the fall of
9 March 1772
Benjamin Watts and Francis his Wife to William Dillard - 100 pds. - 133 a. on Robertson's Creek - joins John Landrum
Wit: William Petty Benjamin Watts
John Auld* Francis Watts (x)
this record connected Hannah, widow of Stephen Poe, son of Simon Poe and
William Poe Junr (who I think is son of Simon's son
William). James Howard is son-in-law of Simon Poe SR and this Clark family
seems to be the same as the John Clark family of
p. 416 (bottom)
13 February 1781 – Alexander Clark and Pheby his Wife to James Howard – 4700 pds. – 350 a. – all that tract or parcel of land whereon Simon Poe formerly lived – joins Mrs. Hannah Poe, William Poe, Junr. and the land formerly belonging to Morton (Morten) and Richard Kennon and the land whereon Younger Neal (Neil) now lives.
Wit: John Auld Alexander Clark
Jacob Dardin Pheby Clark (x)
Also. Note this Fayette County, AL data from the 1880 census
Census - Township 17, Hico,
Name Relation Marital Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Mother's
Status Birthplace Birthplace
M Male W 69
Marthy BLAKNEY Other M Female W 60 NC Keeping House NC NC
Dicy POE SisterL W Female W 75 NC NC NC
Rebecca ROBERTS SisterL S Female W 60 NC NC NC
Perry DRIVER Other S Male B 25 AL Farm Laborer AL AL
Julia NORRIS Other S Female B 19 AL Farm Laborer AL AL
9823. January 5, 1830 Richard Wallace sr (Anson Co) to James Smith (same); for $1,750 sold 1,100 ac on both sides of Little Jones Cr; border: begins at 2 large pines, joins Standfields Br, Smith, corner of an old 200 ac grant & a 100 grant to Stephen Pow, near Jones Spring, & joins beginning of the old 200 ac grant. (signed) Richard Wallace; (witness) John Grady Jr & Daniel May; wit. oath January 1831 by John Grady jr; book X p. 413
9691. March 24, 1830 Riley Warrick (Anson Co) to Thomas Rogers; Warrick owes Rogers $36.43; to secure payment sold 150 ac on waters of Beaverdam Cr; border begins at Isaac Marsh's beginning corner in Benjamin Keel's line on old Camden Road, joins William Powe's old corner on a pond, & Luke Bentley's beginning corner ; sale void if Warrick pays note by January 1 "next" otherwise Rogers can sell the land after advertising for 40 days in 3 public
9687. July 6, 1830 William Dismukes (Anson Co) first part to Alexander W. Brandon second part, & John P. Bates & Eleanor A. Bates third part; for $750 paid by E. A. Bates out of her own separate fund & for $5 paid by A. W. Brandon sold part of lots #9 & 38 in Wadesborough; border: begins where Wade Street & Rutherford Street intersect, 72 feet on Wade Street, 297 feet to Morgan Street, 72 feet to Rutherford Street, & to beginning; where Parker Trull lives; sold to A W Brandon in trust for use of Eleanor A Bates. (signed) William Dismukes (witness) John B Locke; July 1830 acknowledged; book X p. 314
9688. July 10, 1830 John P Bates & Eleanor A Bates to William Dismukes etc etc signed John P Bates, Eleanor Bates, & A W Brandon; (Witness) John B Locke, wit. oath (no date) by John B. Locke; Book X, p. 315
(there are other records from 1830 mentioned William Dismukes in Anson Co)
--------- This record from above showing Dismukes of Anson to Wm E. Poe of SC. Then in 1830 it says Wm E. Poe of Rowan Co.------
January 4, 1822. William Dismukes *(Anson Co) to William E. Poe (
9692. July 13, 1830 William E Powe (Rowan Co, NC) to James Terry Dejarnett (Anson Co); for $3,500 sold 700 ac; border: begins at Thomas Threadgill's corner stake in the ford of Grindstone Cr, joins an old road, Dr. Parker, McLendon's field, & David Gray. (signed) William E Powe; (witness) Joseph Medley; wit. oath July 1830 by Joseph Medley; book X p. 318.
Abstracts of vital
Death: William E. Poe (Powe) April 4 Rowan Co., NC April 22, 1845
9868. December 18, 1830 Abel Stack, gentleman (Anson Co) to Thomas Threet (Threat) (same); for $150 sold (omitted) ac; border: begins at Lewis Reeves' corner stake & joins an old field; being remainder of a grant (no date) Wilson English who sold to Cader Gewin deceased and to Alfred Gewin & Jane Thomas by heirship who sold to Abel Stack (signed) Abel Stack; (witness) John Stack & John Elliott; wit. oath January 1831 by John Stack; book X p. 443.
A Few Powe from: http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.htm
a few members of this family moved to
Powe, Ellerbe F.
Powe, Ellerbe F.
Infantry 21st Regiment,
Powe, Erasmas L.
Infantry 13th Regiment,
Powe, Erasmus W.
Infantry 13th Regiment,
Richmond County, North Carolina
Estate Settlements 1772-1933. Adams-Harbert. Book 1.
WILLIAM T. ELLERBE
John W. Cole, Adm'r of William T. Ellerbe, deceased, vs. W.L.T.E. Prince, Zack E. Powe, Thomas W. Powe, Ellerbe F. Powe, A. E. Drake, A. E. Ellerbe, G. W. Duvall and wife Sarah, William Powe, Madora Powe, Walker Powe, Catherine Powe, Charles Powe, Josephine Powe, Walker Powe, Thomas E. Powe, and the other heirs of Esther Powe, deceased,
John McIver & wife Margaret, Zack Ellerbe, B. F. Ellerbe and the heirs of John F. Ellerbe, deceased, Washington Ellerbe, Thomas Ellerbe, Neill Nicholson and wife Hannah, Henry Smith and wife Ann, John P. McQueen and Peter W. Stansill and wife Eliza. The petition of John W. Cole as adm'r of William T. Ellerbe, deceased, shows:
1. That Wm. T. Ellerbe, late of the State of South Carolina, County of Marlborough, died intestate leaving no wife or lineal descendants in A.D. 186-, possessed of an estate of considerable value in South Carolina, and seized and possessed of an estate also situated in Richmond County, North Carolina. consisting entirely of lands.
2. That administration was taken out upon his estate in South Carolina when it was found to be insolvent and a Bill to Marshal the assets of the estate of the said William T. Ellerbe for Marlborough County against his heirs at law and creditors by his administrator in that State, J. H. Gooch, complainants. A Decree of said Court was issued that all the assets, both real and personal, should be turned over to the Commissioner in Equity for Marlborough County; that he should sell such assets and apply the proceeds to the payment of the debts of said intestate.
3. That it appears from certified statements of the records of the Court of Common Pleas for the County of Marlborough and State of South Carolina dated March 29th 1870, which is herewith filed, marked 'A', that of the claims proven against the estate of the said Wm. T. Ellerbe before the Commissioner of Equity for the State of South Carolina, County of Marlborough of about seven thousand seven hundred and fifty seven dollars remain unpaid.
4. That letters of administration upon the estate of the said Wm. T. Ellerbe situated in Richmond County, North Carolina were granted to your petitioner by the Judge of Probate for said County on the 23rd day of August, AD 1869.
5. That no personal property whatever came into his hands as such administrator.
6. That no debts have been presented to your petitioner or administrator of the said William T. Ellerbe in this State for payment, but he supposed the cost and charges of administration will amount to about two hundred and fifty dollars.
7. That said William T. Ellerbe at
his death was seized and possessed of about three hundred acres of land
adjoining the lands of the estate of Malcom
Nicholson, deceased, and others situated in
8. That his said uncles and aunts are all dead and the names and residences of their representatives, as far as your petitioner has been able to ascertain them, after long and diligent inquiry are as follows, to wit.,
Zack E. Powe
Thomas W. Powe
Ellerbe F. Powe
A. E. Drake
A. E. Ellerbe
G. W. Duvall and wife Sarah
Thomas E. Powe
and other heirs of Esther Powe
John McIver and wife Margaret, whose P. Office address is Cash Depot, S. C.
Thomas Ellerbe, Washington Ellerbe, Neill Nicholson and wife Hannah, Henry Smith and wife Ann, John P. McQueen, whose Post Office address is DeKalb, Mississippi, and Peter Stansill and wife Eliza who reside in Rockingham, N. C.
9. That said W. T. Ellerbe at his death was seized and possessed of about one thousand acres of land adjoining the lands of David Sedberry and others comprised in various tracts, and also situated in Richmond County, North Carolina of the value of forty cents per acre, which descended as he is advised, to L. D. Prince, his brother of the half blood.
10. That L. D. Prince is dead leaving him surviving W.L.T.E. Prince, his only child and heir at law.
11. That W. L. T. E. Prince is an
infant of tender years whose Post Office address is
12. That a sale of the whole of said land is necessary to enable your petitioner to pay the cost and charges of the administration of the estate of said Ellerbe in this State, and to enable the Commissioner in Equity, or other proper Court or office having jurisdiction and control of the matter, to pay the debts proved against his estate in the action or proceeding to Marshal the assets of said estate instituted in the Court of Equity for Marlborough County, South Carolina by J. H. Gooch, Administrator of W. T. Ellerbe, dec' d, complainant.
13. Wherefore to the end that the
above described lands may be sold upon such terms as to the Court may seem fit
and proper and that proceeds may constitute assets in the hands of your
petitioner for the payment of the cost and charges of the administration in
this State. and that the residue or balance may be paid to the officer or other
person entitled by the laws of
1. February 3, 1846 Issue
2. February 15. 1843 Issue Fayetteville Observer: Married at the residence of Mr. Joseph Ellerbe, near Cheraw. SC., on the 26th, Capt. Alexander G. Nicholson of Richmond County to Miss Anna M. McQueen, of Chesterfield, SC. M&D Abstracts, 1841-1850 – Tyner
1. May 11, 1842 Issue