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Zephaniah Woolsey 1740-1807


Provided by 5th Great-grandson Steven Alsip
and Wilford Whitaker



ZEPHANIAH WOOLSEY (JOHN II5 , JOHN 4 , GEORGE "JORIS"3 , GEORGE SR2 , WILLIAM 1 WOLSEY ) was born June 03, 1740 in NY - Huntington, Long Island, Charistened on 1 June 1740, and died May 14, 1807 in TN - Camp Creek, Greene County. He married SARAH WOOLSEY (WILLIAM II 6 , WILLIAM5 , THOMAS4 , GEORGE "JORIS"3 , GEORGE SR2 , WILLIAM 1 WOLSEY ) February 20, 1766 in NY - Westchester County, daughter of WILLIAM WOOLSEY and SARAH LEWIS. She was born August 25, 1747 in NY - Bedford, Westchester, and died December 13, 1834 in TN - Greene County.

BURIAL: Zephaniah and Sarah Woolsey were buried in Camp Cree Cemetery, Green County, TN.




MARR: Old First Church on Main Street, Huntington, Long Island, New York, the oldest Presbyterian church. Copied by town historian Mr. Lott. "John Woolsey md Mary Sammis 15 Dec 1730. Joined church same day. "Zephaniah Woolsey bap 1 Jun 1740."

Zephaniah was an official in Marlborough, New York and a Revolutionary War veteran.
He and Sarah are 2nd cousins, one generation removed and were of the Baptist faith.

CORR:
Steven H Alsip, Cobin, KY)
They came to Greene County in 1789 and their son William is buried beside them. Cousins and friends Reed and Karen Cooper have been to their graves and have given me (S.H. Alsip) photos of their graves and farm. During the 1980's I (S.H. Alsip) stopped on a trip from South Carolina and did limited research in Greenville, Tenn., on the Hubbs, Woolsey, Hickey, Mahan, and Mackey families.

Zephaniah lived about 15 miles south east of Greeneville at the Gap near Camp Creek where he had plenty of grazing land and branch where it would be ideal for a cattle driver to spend the night...about a days drive to and from the market.

According to Sue Thompson, of the Greene County, Tennessee Genealogy Society, in a letter dated Jan. 1, 1987, Zephaniah is buried on Rev. Paul Woolsey's Farm, in a private Woolsey Cemtery and he died in 1807 at the age of 66. His wife S.W. Woolsey is also buried there beside him.

This marriage makes Woolsey my double line of descent. This information I (Steven Alsip) have compiled from information recorded in Greene County, Tenn., court and census records; Woolsey Bible records; Washington County, Tenn., records; State of Virginia records; vast amounts of correspondence with Cornell and Woolsey Descendents; Genelaogical dictionary of Rhode Island; "Climbing the Cherry Tree" by ???; and "the Benjamin Woolsey Family of Yarmouth England" by Katharine Susong Harmon. (end)

QUOTE From:
God, A Hundred Years and A Free Will Baptist Family by Rev. Paul Woolsey which states:
"One Summer afternoon as he was returning from a 'grist mill' (run by old fashioned wooden wheel) some few miles away, Zedekiah (penciled in is Zephaniah) noticed the tracks of a band of Indian warriors in a field of standing corn not too far from his house. He prepared for the attack by carefully loading each of the three old "flinklock long muskets" that he owned. Just before twilight, while two of the daughters were milking at the nearby barn, the Indians attacked. Zedekiah, with a prayer for his women fold and aged father-in-law, who was past ninety yeaers of age, made ready to defend his home with his life if necessary. One man and God against sixteen blood thirsty savages. he drew a "bead" on a warrior and it was fifteen to one. He reached for and fired the second musket which further reduced the band by one. However as he was ready to fire the thrid and last loaded gun, he was shot in the hand and his gun fell to the floor. One of his two daughters had made good her escape from the barn and now fired the last musket. The home was now defenseless except for the other and more powerful defender, the Lord himself. The warriors of this tribe carried their dead braves with them. Two having been slain and a long journey over the mountains with almost certain pursuit by the aroused settlers, caused the chieft to give the signal for retreat little dreaming that the homse was entirely at their mercy. In the meanwhile, as most of the braves attacked the house, two made for the two girls who were milking. As had been stated the first made her escape. However Mary, or Polly as she was called, caught her strong homespun dress on the paling of the fence and was seized by a brave who proceeded to take her scalp but, as he finished and was about to complete the task with the death blow from his tomahawk, the chief gave the signal to leave. Polly was only nineteen at the time. She married a man by the name of Doan and lived until she was past fifty and had several grandchildren. However she finally died from the 'bealing' of her head which never healed.

To illustrate the hot passions of the time it may be well to relate the aftermath of the above incident. Some years after the Indian raid, Polly's brother was at a still owned by a man named Kelly - an ancestor of W.S. Kelly, Esq. of Greeneville, Tennessee and a deacon in the Free Will Baptist Church. In those days most pioneers had their distilleries - they were quite within the law and the good graces of public opinion. On this particular day, the Indian (the Indians were now "civilzed") who had taken Polly's scalp was present and began boasting how years ago he had taken a fine red scalp in that very community. Quick as a wink, Polly's brother grabbed the Indian and threw him into the vat of 'boiling mash'. Instant death from scalding was the inevitable result. Needless to say the brother was never bothered by the law enforcing officers of those days.

INFO: Genealogical data - Frost and Allied Families - microfilm access #452:

QUOTE From:
Ready for the Grave by William B. Woolsey
(submitted to the Greeneville, Tenn., Sun Newspaper in 1983 by Mrs. E.S. Smithson)

"On the third of September 1773, a party of some fifteen Indians attacked the house of Zephaniah Woolsey on the south side of Nolechecky River, about ten miles south of Greeneville, Tenn., they shot his wife slightly though the head, she recovered. They caught one of the girls and scalped her, shot another, grazing her thigh with a ball. Mr. Woolsey, though shot through the breast, recovered. I will say more about the fight. The night before, grandfather was at Cove Creek at the home of a neighbor and said he would go home, but the man insisted not, when he said he was going home to fight Indians, that he had seen some of their signs and had stayed to go after night came so they would not see him. And sure enough the next morning while the girls were milking they hollowed, "Indians". The old man took down his gun and ran out and shot one and ran back in the house and got another gun and shot another. Thus two Indians were killed. He got another gun and presented, but the third Indian was too fast for him and shot him through the hand and breast. Great-grandfather was sitting in the corner shaving, and being asked how he could shave at such a time, he said he could not do anything in the fight and if the Indians killed him he would be shaved ready for the grave....."

WILL:
The last will of Zephaniah, transcribed by Karen Cooper, Oct. 1986, from a certified copy owned by Mrs. Paul Woolsey, Rt. 10, Box 321, Greeneville, Tenn., but not written by Zephaniah, differs from the one written in 1807 of which S.H. Alsip has a copy and in which Rebecca Hubbs was named.

Greene County, Tennessee Administrative Settlements, Book 2, Pages 195, 196, 187, 188, 189. Copy of Will recorded, Will Book A, Pages 67-69.

The following is from the Will of Zephaniah Woolsey, May 9, 1801, Greene County, Tenn.:
To wife Sarah, Dwelling, peach, apple and cherry orchards; daughter Sarah Brauser, $5.00; son Stephen, 50 acres; son William, 170 acres; and son Nehemiah, 170 acres. Executors were sons William and Nehemiah. Test; Wm. Mott, James Huston and James Williams. Signed by Zephaniah Woolsey

CORR:
2003 Jan 3 from Wendy L. Mathison:
My great grandmother was Cora Emma Woolsey. Her parents Newton Woolsey & Emma Woolsey were 2nd cousins - sharing as great grandparents Zephaniah Woolsey & Sarah Woolsey (who were 2nd cousins once removed through George Joris Woolsey's sons Thomas & John). Also Emma Woolsey's grandfather Gilbert Woolsey was also a descendant of Thomas via his son Richard Woolsey. My great grandmother Cora never spoke about her family so any of my family doing research has had to start from scratch.

I would like to know if anyone has found any stories concerning the Woolsey's involvement in the Revolutionary War - particularly Zephaniah (1740-1807)and Thomas Jr. (1760-1797). One website for Smyth County, VA indicated they may have fought at the Battle of Kings Mountain & the battle of Guilford Courthouse.

CORR:
2010 March 27 from Paul & Audrey Kinser

Zephaniah Woolsey b.1740 d. 1807 was my 5th g. grandfather. The monument in this picture shows Zephaniah and William Woolsey Sr. There was another monument next to this one showing 2 of William's sons. I'm assuming William is Zephaniah's father in law and the 2 sons are his brothers in law. Do you have any information on Zephaniah being in the Rev. War ? This monument is the only thing I have been able to find. I think this is the right Zephaniah, because it has William Sr. and his 2 sons also. I would appreciate any info you might care to share with me. Look forward to hearing from you. Warm Regards, Paul E. Kinser
(Memorial information came from Revolutionary War Veterans Monuments, Smyth County, VA by Jane Zengel Messer.

CORR:
2005 March 31 from Heather Blair
Subject: [WOOLSEY] Zephaniah Woolsey

I am reading a book on Tennessee while it was "The Territory South of the Ohio" right before it became a state. The book is Before Tennessee: the Southwest Territory 1790-1796 by Walter T. Durham (Overmountain Press, 1990) On p. 121 there is this paragraph:

"On September 3 [1793] about fifteen Indians beset the home of Zephaniah Woolsey on the south side of Nolichucky ten miles from Greene Court House. In the ensuing melee they shot Mrs. Woolsey through the head, shot a young woman through the thigh, scalped a small girl, and shot Woolsey through the breast and hand. All of the victims attained unlikely recoveries." There's a footnote to the Knoxville Gazette, September 14, 1793.

I'm not sure whether the Indians in question were the Creeks, who had been attacking the Cumberland settlement in Middle Tennessee, or a band of Cherokees, since that nation was split on how best to deal with the settlers.

Notes for SARAH WOOLSEY:
Sarah Woolsey moved from Marlsborough, Ulster, New York, with her parents and grandparents, to Virginia, then to Greene County, Tenn., in 1789 and in Aug. 1817 they left Greene County and
went to Carrol County, Missouri 1818-19, to Sugartree Township.



GENE: Hart, Ruth Gibbs & Karen L. Cooper. DESCENDANTS OF JOHN HUBBS 1763-1991 and ALLIED FAMILIES.

HIST: Le Fevre, Ralph. HISTORY OF NEW PALTZ, New York and its old Families, from 1678 to 1820,
including the Huguenot pioneers and others who settled in New Paltz previous to the Revolution.
Albany. Fort Orange Press. 1903. includes index.
p. 96. 1765 - Real Estate Taxation - New Paltz 1765:
Thomas Woolsey 1765 5 lbs 5 shillings 0 pence.
John Woolsey 1765 0 lbs 5 shillings 0 pence.
Jadediah Dean 1765 1 lbs 8 shillings 0 pence.

REV: Heidgerd, Ruth P. ULSTER COUNTY IN THE REVOLUTION (A guide to those who served). Ulster Co. Bicentennial Comm., Kenneth E. Hasbrouck, Chmn. 1977. Huguenot Hist. Soc. New Paltz,
New York.

MILITARY: REVWAR: ULSTER COUNTY IN THE REVOLUTION: A Guide to those who served: a project of the Ulster Co. Bicentennial Project". Kenneth E. Hasbrouck, Chairman, 1977. LDS book 974.734 D2h.
(Does not circulate outside of SLC LDS library). The Codes next to the name refer to where the information was found. SH = Senate House Library, Kingston, document/folder; R-196 = New York in the Revolution as a Colony and State. James A. Roberts, 2nd ed Albany, 1898; W-11 = Revolutionary War Times in Highland Area and Ulster Co, Beatrice Wadlin. ON-LINE: Submitted by Linda Gardner, GenForum.
p. 280. WOOLSEY, Zephaniah - sgr. New Marlborough (Syl, C1).

BIOGRAPHY: Rev. War. Sgt, New Marlborough, Ulster Co., NY. 1775. Signer of Articles of Association. 14 Jul 1775. VA militia.

REVWAR: American Archives (Series), 1774-1777 - Excerpts - by Peter Force, Wash. D.C. p. 349. Woolsey, Zephaniah. 1800 Census Cooksockey, Greene Co, NY.
p. 589. Woolsey, Zephaniah. 1775. New Marlborough, Ulster Co, NY.

REVWAR: Summer's Annals of Southwest, VA. REV. WAR SOLDIERS of SW Virginia:
p. 1379. p. 1410. Woolsey, Thomas
p. 1409 Woolsey, Thomas, McFarland's Company, Washington and Montgomery Counties
Woolsey, Zephiniah (Zephariah)
Woolsey, William (Sarah Woolsey's father who came to TN with Zeph. &
Sarah)
p. 1413 Woolsey, Richard, Pvt. in Capt. Wm Campbell's Co., in Fincastle Co. Battalion.

HIST: Cochrane, Charles H. THE HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MARLBOROUGH, ULSTER COUNTY, NEW YORK. ILLUSTRATED. POUGHKEEPSIE 1887. p. 91. 14 Jul 1775.
Signers of Pledge or Articles of Association: John Woolsey, John Montgomery, Nathaniel Plumbstead, Jonathan Woolsey, Benjamin Dusenbury, Benjamin Woolsey, Henrick Deyo, Jr., William Woolsey, George Woolsey, Richard Woolsey, Henry Deyo, Sr., Zephaniah Woolsey. p. 99. "C. M. Woolsey has in his office the commission of his ancestor, Wm. Woolsey, as ensign, dated 4 Jul 1778 and bearing the autograph of George Clinton, the first colonial governor of New York state."

LAND: Woolsey, C. M. HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MARLBOROUGH, ULSTER COUNTY, NEW YORK,
From its Earliest Discovery. Illus. Albany. J. B. Lyon Company. 1908. Designated as "CMW"
p. 96. Between 29 May & 14 Jul 1775, many came forward to sign the Pledge or Articles of Association, and includes the names of those who then resided in what is now Plattekill; they were the men of the town in those days, of 16 years of age and upward, and were intended to include everybody, including:
John Woolsey, Nathaniel Plumbstead, Jonathan Woolsey, Benjamin Dusenbury, Benjamin Woolsey, William Woolsey, George Woolsey, Richard Woolsey, Zephaniah Woolsey, and William Dusenberry.

ON-LINE:
DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM HOPKINS. geocities.com. "History of Southwest Virginia", 1746-1798, Washington County 1777-1870, p. 275-277. by Lewis Preston Summers, pub. Baltimore
1966 by Gen. Pub Co.
"In 1779, in VA all bank notes of the whole emisssions of 20 May 1777 and 11 Apr 1778 were taken out of circulation since counterfeits had been issued by "our enemies of New York and found to be
spreading, etc." In Washington county, VA 4 May 1778 (Annals of SW VA, 1768-1800, pt 2, Lewis Preston Summer), Francis Hopkins was held on suspicion of his feloniously counterfeiting or erasing,
altering sundry Treasury Notes ... knowing same to be bad ... He said he was in no way quilty ... but it is opinion of the Court that the said Francis Hopkins was guilty of passing Treasury Notes knowing the
same to be bad ..."
19 May 1778 the Grand Jury returned to the Bar and presented as followeth, 'viz Francis Hopkins for knowingly passing two bad ten dollar bills and buying bad money at an under rate.'
19 May 1778 - ordered that Francis Hopkins be fined 50 pounds lawful money of VA and 6 months imprisonment for passing counterfeit money.
20 Aug 1778 - Ordered that Francis Hopkins be imprisoned within the walls of Forest at William Cock's old Place on Renfroes' Creek alias Spring Creek until the County Gaol is completed except on some extraordinary emergency and then only by the permission of a magistrate if there is one within 5 miles of said Fort. His securities were Zachariah Wolsey, Frathia Wall, William Hopkins, and George Wolsey.
22 Apr 1779 - Estate of William Hopkins who had been taken and committed to Gaol of this county for Treasonable practices against this State ... had broken Gaol and escaped ... be sold and money deposited in Treasury ... appearing he has no family and no stated place of abode.
22 Mar 1780 - Escheator Indenture of Estate of William Hopkins
18 Sep 1782 - Joseph Cole was security for the good behavior of Williams Hopkins
20 May 1783 - William Hopkins forfeited above bond for stealing a horse. Now this is all that occurred in the County records, but 100 years later Draper started checking incidents of historical interest and according to his report, Francis Hopkins was hanged by William Campbell and a Negro, Thomas, about 1779. It was said he was a Tory and many other things ... but from a very careful study, the conclusion is that the occurrence was occasioned by the fact that the Scotch-Irish were unhappy with the people who migrated down from Connecticut, New Jersey and New York ... even in Draper's account, it appeared that Campbell chased Francis Hopkins and hanged him, only because he was told that he was a trouble-maker ..."

COURT: Montgomery County, Virginia, Court Minutes. Summers, Lewis Preston.
ANNALS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. Abingdon, Virginia. 1929. p. 781. Montgomery County. At a court held for Montgomery County 22 Feb 1785. Bates VS George Wolsey Dismissed.. . . Be it remembred that Zakhariah Wolsey, Frathias Wall, William Hopkins & George Wolsey this day in Court severally acknowledged themselves indebted to the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Sum of two Hundred pounds each lawful money of Virginia of their respective goods and chattles lands & tenements to be levied and to the said Commonwealth rendred yet upon this condition that if Francis Hopkins shall continue within the walls of the Fort to which he is commited by order of this Court for the term of six months from the 19th day of August 1778 unless removed upon some extraordinary emergency by the order of a magistrate if within five or six miles or unless sooner removed to the County Goal then this recognizance to be void otherwise to remain in full force & virtue.

Ordered that Francis Hopkins be imprisoned within the walls of the Fort at Wm. Cocks old place on Renfroes Creek alias Spring Creek until the County Goal is completed except on some extrordinary emergency and then only by the permission of a magistrate if there is one within five miles of said fort.

Ordered that Francis Hopkins be removed to the place of his confinement tomorrow by his Securities.

COURT: Washington County, Virginia. p. 1046. At a court held for 19 Aug 1779 - Richard Woolsey, John Pierce and Zephiniah Woolsey is allowed three days attendance for the suit of Woolsey vs Bates.

TAX: 1787 Virginia Tax Records. p. 964. Zephaniah Woolsey - self 1 0 0 1 horse 6 cattle. Washington Co.

LAND: Greene County, Tennessee. R28m Deed Book 1, page 67. 3 Aug 1789 George Dougherty and Zephaniah Woolsey of Greene County, North Carolina. 125 pounds paid. 500 acres
Wit: Frethias Wall, Richard Woods, Thomas Woolsey.

IBID. p. 173. 1 Nov 1792 John V. Hooser, Jefferson County & John Woolse of Greene County, Tennessee. for 30 pounds, 20 acres on Lick Creek patent # 316 & several others.

COURT: Greene County, Tennessee. p. 207. August Court 1791. Zephaniah Woolsey, a member of a Grand Jury called.

COURT: Greene County, Tennessee. p. 269. Feb Court 1793. Zephaniah Woolsey, with others appointed to a Grand Jury.

COURT: Greene County, Tennessee. p. 306. May court 1793. Ordered that a road be laid of from Greeneville to Carters Ill and that Thomas Woolsey, Zephaniah Woolsey, Nicholas Loyd, Jacob Beck,
Shadrach McNew, Thomas Johnson, John Chesnut, Evan Evans, Frederick Whitenberger, David Allison, Alex Mitchell and Major Temple view and mark the same and report next court.

HISTORY: Knoxville Gazette, 14 Sep 1793. "On 3 Sep about fifteen Indians beset the home of Zephaniah Woolsey on the south side of Nolichucky ten miles from Greene Court House. In the ensuing melee they shot Mrs. Woolsey through the head, shot a young woman through the thigh, scalped a small girl, and shot Woolsey through the breast and hand. All of the victims attained unlikely recoveries."

COURT: Greene County, Tennessee. August Court 1795. p. 396. A grand jury was called, which included Zephaniah Woolsey. Also on a jury US vS Robert Lowry for trespass. find the deft. guilty find $3.00. Also on a jury James Taylor VS Thomas Wray, new trial granted.

COURT: Greene County, Tennessee. p. 403. August Court 1795. Ordered that a road be laid off from Greeneville to Equilla Sherrills and that Anthony Moore, William Ross, David Rankin, William Hankins,
John Galbreath, Joseph Parks, Cornelius Newman, John Hays, David Reynolds, Zephaniah Woolsey, Francis Hughes, Benjamin Eddings, Lany Armstrong, Thomas Sternfield, Samujel Sternfield, David Russell, Abraham Howard and Hames Hall or any 12 of them view and mark the same report next court. issued.

ON-LINE: Greene County, Tennessee Tax List - 1798 - Taxable Returns of Captain Reese Gullock's Company for 1798.
NameLand White Polls Black Polls Stud HorseSquirrel Scalps
Goforth, Miles 150 1-- 25
Parman, Giles320 1-- 25
Parman, Giles for estate of
Thomas Woolsey
200--
Woolsey, Zepheniah30200--
Woolsey, Nehemiah501- 25
Woolsey, Stephen-1-- 25

GENE: Woolsey, Raymond. THE WOOLSEY WEAVE. from his book A STEP IN TIME.
Raymond Woolsey corresponded with Alice Woolsey, of Greene Co, TN. & Raymond Woolsey is corresponding with www 1998. Raymond Woolsey has him as a son of John Woolsey Jr. & Mary Sammis?

NAUVOO: Thomas Woolsey (son of Joseph & Abigail) said in 1841 that Zephaniah Woolsey was his great-uncle."

PROBATE: Greene County, Tennessee. [From Ferol Frost Hubbs: Zephaniah Woolsey had three sons and eight daughters. He mentions the sons and one daughter in his will written 9 May 1807 and probated at the next term of court which was in July 1807. But in an old will yet in the possession of Rev. Paul [Woolsey] which was written 29 Oct 1804 and which was not probated but is more valuable to us because he names all of his children: "beloved wife Sarah; sons Stephen, Wm and Nehemiah; daughters (no commas) Jemima St. John, Rebaca Hubs, Sarah Brosure, Mary Done, Ruth Runolds, Hipsabah Woolsey, Abegal Woolsey Hanah Woolsey."

PROBATE: Greene Co,TN. Will of Zephaniah Woolsey, probated 9 May 1807. To wife Sarah, dwelling, peach, apple and cherry orchard. To daughter Sarah Brasure, $5. To son, Stephen, 50 acres land. To son, William, 170 acres land. To son, Nehemiah, 170 acres land. Executors: Sons, William and Nehemiah Woolsey. Test: William Mott, James Huston, James Williams.
Probated July Court 1807. signed: Zeph. Woolsey

PROBATE: Wood, W. Herbert, B.A., F.A.S.G., New Haven, CT. THE AMERICAN GENEALOGIST.
Volume XXVI. 973 D25aga__ p.200-201. "Heirs of Noah5 Woolsey, Marlborough, N.Y." "Sarah, w. of Zephaniah Woolsey, a sister of the said testator, whose residence is unknown."

DEEDS: Greene County, Tennessee Deeds Deed Book 1:67. 3 Aug 1789. George Dougherty TO Zephaniah Woolsey of Greene County, North Carolina. 125 pounds paid - 500 acres. Wit: Frethias
Wall? Richard Woods Thomas Woolsey.

CORRES: The following letter which seems to be a personal letter is very badly torn and faded:
New Marlbrough Sept 11 1796 Living Brother and Sister I have taken opportunity to let you know that we are all well at present thanks be to the Lord for his mercys hoping these few Lines Will find you and your family in the same good health We Remember hours [our] kind Love to you and all your famly and [inquirings?] friends all ours Brothers are all well at present Richard has Lost his wife Last Spring I have nothing strang to wright at present But I remain your Loving Brother Sister Death [pin] wrot to you that I was Coming dow ther But I could not com this fall But I mean to come as quick as I can and I wont you [most of the next three lines missing, mostly torn or wron out] truily you can have we have had no letter this two years and of wont you to wright how times is there it is hard times hears at present I have a great family I have eight children I long to see you all or more I have nothing Strang to wright at present but I Remain your Loving Brother and Sister till do Death Jonathan and Rebeckah Woolsey to Zephaniah and Sarah Woolsey. In W. Herbert Wood file in NYG&B Society library.

GENE: Woolsey, Robert M. THE WOOLSEY FAMILY --- A Genealogy in the form of Annotated Family Charts (1939-1969). Zephaniah was in the (5th) Regiment from Ulster County, N.Y. during the
Revolution. Zephaniah settled near Camp Creek (Greene Co., Tenn. see map 1.049); he bought 500 acres, 300 of which he bought from George Dougherty just before George was killed by Indians!

HISTORY: [From Ferol Frost Hubbs] There is an old Indian story which has gone through the family for generations, it even was found in the Hubbs family which gave further proof of the union of these families. It was said, Zephaniah returning late one afternoon from hunting found Indian tracks in the corn field. He and his sons hurried home just in time to see Mary and a sister who had been at the barn milking, race for the house. The other girl made it but Mary's dress was caught on a pailing on the fence.

The Indians caught her and scalped her. Here shots were exchanged and three of the dozen Indians fell. Fearing a white uprising, they gathered up their three dead and fled. Mary married James Done (Doan) and lived to rear a family though she wore a cap all her life to hide her hairless head.

PROBATE: Greene County, Tennessee. [written with a quill pen and beautifully done]. Zephaniah Woolsey, dec'd. Wednesday 29 July 1807. William and Nehemiah Wolsey executors of the last Will and Testament of Zephaniah Wolsey, dec'd exhibited in Court an attested inventory of their Testator's estate, which was received and ordered to be recorded, and is as follows, to wit: July the 29th 1807 An Inventory of the property of Zephaniah Wolsey, Deceased, Dets, Departed, viz.:
one note $13 one note forty bushels of corn one note $1 a Boock of acunts $125.55 cash in stock $37.75 two horses and one mare, one waging and Gears, fourteen head of cattle and fore head of sheep and 49 head of Hogs, twenty one head of Gees Teen ducks, one plow two axes one Grubing hoe, two broad hoes and two straw knives, one Loom and fore slaes (sleighs) one long chane one grine stone one Iron wege one sithe and crade fore Beets haulter chane, one man's saddle and saddel Bags two hundred foot of plank three Bridles, two Beehives one case of Rasurs, one hone a quantity of flax one meet Tub one fat Tub two cages (kegs) fore sickles two side sadles a Quanty of Leather one pich fork one pad lock two clevises lilk (link?) one White riddle? eleven Bushels of Wheat Twenty one Bushels of oats two Kittles One pot One Dutch Oven One fire shovel two Iron Frannels (?), a pare of Dood irons one skillet one frying pan two smoothing Irons one peper Morter three Beedstids and beede and beeding two Tables nine chers One chist two little Wheels one check Reel one Cotton Wheel, one seet of Worping spools, two Bibles two speling Books one Hime Book one Testament and pare of chers aoaone looking glafs two gridge fore crocks and withan pan two pichers three Beols (bowls?) fore Delph plaits fore cups and Saucors fore tin cups one Cofy pot one peper box two Tumblers two puter Dishes and one Bason Twelve puter plaits five spoons, six knives and six forks one flax huckle, two pair of cars one Honey (Homney?) pot two washin Tubs one arrha Dish. Wm Woolsey Nehemiah Woolsey Executors.

REV: DAR Patriot Index - Centennial Edition Part 3. Zephaniah Woolsey: born 3 Jun 1740 d 14 May
1807 TN m Sarah Woolsey Sol VA

TAX: 1787 Virginia Counties TAX List. 1905744.
George Woolsey, p. 308 - Lincoln Co. self, 3 horses, 7 cattle List B
Randolph Woolsey, p. 251 - Brunswick Co, self, 1 horse 7 cattle List B
Richard Woolsey p. 964 - Washington Co. self, 3 horses 5 cattle List B
Thomas Woolsey p. 964 - Washington Co. self, 4 horses 8 cattle List B
Zephaniah Woolsey p. 964 - Washington Co. self, 1 m 16-21 1 horse 6 catt B

DAR: Stricklin, Carolyn West. "Membership Roster and Soldiers Tennessee State Society of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Vol. 3. 1970 - 1984. Pub. by Tennessee State Society NSDAR, Mrs. Dan Carmack Gary, State Regent. 1985. p. 752. Zephaniah Woolsey.
Members: Katharine Susong Harmon (Mrs. Roger) No. 478161. Mary Rowe Ruble, No. 457335 Zephaniah Woolsey, b 3/13 Jun, 1740, Huntingdon, Long Island, New York; d. 14 May 1807, Camp Creek , Greene Co, TN, md Sarah Woolsey, 20 Feb 1766, Greene Co., TN; res. during Revolution: Southwest Virginia. Service: Soldier, South West Virginia. (Annals of Southwest Va by Summers, p. 1410; Taxpayeers of VA, by Fethergills, p. 140; 1887 Edition History of TN; Hitching & Hiking along the Holston, DAR Library; DAR No. 569614.

GENE: Reierson, Art. WOOLSEY GENEALOGY. Columbia, South Carolina. 1998. p. 24. Art Reierson has assembled a Woolsey Genealogy from various sources, but usually does not document
his information. Must be used very carefully.

ON-LINE: posted 3 Jan 2003 by Wendy L. Mathison - "I am new to geneology via the Internet as of Oct of this year. My great grandmother was Cora Emma Woolsey. Her parents Newton Woolsey & Emma Woolsey were 2nd cousins - sharing as great grandparents Zephaniah Woolsey & Sarah Woolsey (who were 2nd cousins once removed through George Joris Woolsey's sons Thomas & John). Also Emma Woolsey's grandfather Gilbert Woolsey was also a descendanat of Thomas via his son Richard Woolsey. - I have greatly appreciated all the effort that went into this site and all the painstaking research Mr. Whitaker has done. I just found this site a couple weeks ago (as I am new to computers as well as the internet) and realized I needed to thoroughly research what you have here before I ask questions that you have already answered. I found the book by Rev. Paul Woolsey that I had been seeking. Thank you for putting that on-line. - I have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Woolseys. My great grandmother Cora never spoke about her family so any of my family doing research has had to start from scratch. Forgive my ignorance, but what is the best way to stay in touch with those researching the Woolsey family? I would like to know if anyone has found any stories concerning the Woolsey's involvement in the Revolutionary War - particularly Zephaniah (1740-1807) and Thomas Jr. (1760-1797). One website for Smyth Co, VA indicated they may have fought at the Battle of Kings Mountain & the Battle of Guilford Courthouse.

CORR:
2008 Jan 9, from Roger Woolsey
Thank you for the note Wilford! No, we have not corresponded before. I have recently taken the time to (attempt) to trace my family, and of course stumbled upon your fabulous work.
Woolsey Family… Roger Eugene Woolsey (1967-xxxx) son of Bill Eugene Woolsey (1945-1971, born in Springdale, Arkansas), son of Vernon Eugene Woolsey (1922-1989, born in Wynona, Oklahoma), son of Noah M. Woolsey (1893-????, born in Benton County, Arkansas), son of [I think unwed at time of his birth…] Mariah Woolsey (1873-1944, born in Kansas), daughter of Noah M. Woolsey (1837-???, born in Missouri), son of Noah Woolsey (1796-1861, born in Greene, Tennessee), son of Nehemiah Woolsey (1770-1834, born in Tennessee), son of Zephaniah John Woolsey (1740-1807, born in Ulster, NY), son of John Woolsey (1706-????, Born in Long Island, NY), son of Johannes Woolsey (1661-1721, Born in NY), son of George (Joris) Woolsey??? IF I have any of that right, the confusion really sets in above George/Joris Woolsey, the settler. Any advice of where to look? Any advice on confirming the above?

Estate of Zephaniah Woolsey
Transcribed by Becky Siple
ZEPHANIAH WOOLSEY, ESTATE . FHL #95946, Bond & Heirs pg 25-27
State of Missouri County of Carroll, The County Court of Carroll County. Page 25
Know all men by these presents that we Racheal Woolsey and Simeon Dolph as principles and Noah Woolsey and Edward N. Warren their securities all of the County of Carroll in the State of Missouri are held and ? by bound unto the State of Missouri aforesaid in the full sum of one thousand dollars good and lawfull money of the United States for the payment of which sum well which truly to be made we and each of us bind ourselves, our heirs Executors Administrators or assigns jointly severally and firmly by these presents given under our hands and seals this Seventh Day of May in the year of our Lord 1838. The condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bounded Racheal Woolsey administratrix and Simeon Dolph Administrator of all and singular the goods and chattels, lands and tenements rights and credits which were of Zepheniah Woolsey deceased do make or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods and chattels, lands and tenements, rights and credits said deceased which have come to the hands possession or knowledge of the said Racheal Woolsey and Simeon Dolph or into the hands or possession of any person or persons for them and the same is made to return and exhibit in the office of the Clerk of the County Court for the County of Carroll within such time and in such manner asked or may be prescribed by law and all and singular the moneys goods and chattels lands and tenements rights and credits of said deceased owing out of or accruing from his estate which shall come to the hands possession or knowledge of them the said Racheal Woolsey and Simeon Dolph shall will and truly administer according to law and pay the debts of said deceased as far as his assets will extend and the law does and furthermore make or cause to be made just and true accounts of their administration and make ? and proper settlements thereof from time to time according to law or the order sentence or decree of any court having competent jurisdiction and shall moreover ? . . . .. . illegible be null and void otherwise . . . l. force and virtue given under our hands and seals the day and year aforesaid. Attest: Joseph Dickson, D. K. Signed Racheal X Woolsey, Simeon Dolph, Noah
Woolsey, E. N. Warren
Page 26


In vacation May 7th 1838. Now at this day came Racheal Woolsey and Simean Dolphe and made application to the undersigned Clerk of the County Court of Carroll County for letters of Administration on the Estate of Zephaniah Woolsey, deceased, which is granted on condition that they enter into bond to the State of Missouri in the sum of one thousand dollars and with good and sufficient mind as their Security whereupon they tendered Noah Woolsey and ____________ [blank] as the ? Security which is accepted and they entered into bond according to law, and they the said Racheal Woolsey and Simean Dolph having taken the oath required by the ? it is therefore ordered that the the said Rachael Woolsey and Simeon Dolph be and they are hereby appointed administrators of all and singular the goods and chattels, lands and tenements, rights and credits of said Zephaniah Woolsey deceased and letters of administration and ---ered to issue to them accordingly which letters are in the words and figures following to wit:

State of Missouri, County of Carroll. The State of Missouri. To all who shall see these presents
Greetings. Know ye that whereas Zephaniah Woolsey died intestate as is Suggested and Racheal Woolsey and Simeon Dolph having given satisfactory security and otherwise complied with the law. Now therefore I Joseph Dickson, Clerk of the County Court of the County of Carroll aforesaid by ? and authority of the powers by law in me vested do and grant unto the said Racheal Woolsey and Simeon Dolph full power and authority to administer all and singular the goods [Page 27] and chattels, lands and tenements, rights and credits of said deceased. In testimony whereof I Joseph Dickson Clerk of the County of the County of Carroll aforesaid have ? to set my hand and offered my private seal at office there being no official seal yet procured this Seventh day of April 1838. Joseph Dickson Clerk.

We do swear that the heirs of said deceased are myself his Widow, Artelitha Woolsey aged about 12 years, George W. Woolsey, aged about 10 years, Abigail Woolsey, about eight years, Elizabeth S. Woolsey aged about Six years, Polly Adaline Woolsey aged about four years, Phebe Ann Woolsey aged about two years and Latitia Woolsey about four months old and we know of no others and that their residence is in Carroll County Missouri May 7th 1838.
I Joseph Dickson Clerk of the County Court of Carroll County Missouri do swear that the above was sworn to before me on the 7th day of May 1838. [signed] Joseph Dickson, Clerk. Received before delivery Joseph Dickson Clerk.


Zephaniah married (MRIN:4776) Sarah WOOLSEY-8844 daughter of Rev. William WOOLSEY Rev.War-8845 and Sarah LEWIS-8846 (MRIN:4766) on 20 Feb 1766 in , Westchester, New York. Sarah was born on 25 Aug 1747 in Bedford, Westchester, New York. She died on 13 Nov 1834 in , Greene, Tennessee. She was buried in Woolsey Farm, Greene, Tennessee.

FINDAGRAVE.COM:
This is Zephaniah Woolsey Cemetery. The stones are between and next to the two trees, and the trees are in the middle of a pasture field. This is a small family cemetery with not a lot of readable stones.
Birth: Aug. 25, 1747 Bedford Westchester County New York, USA
Death: Dec. 13, 1834 Camp Creek Greene County Tennessee, USA

Daughter of William and Sarah (Lewis) Woolsey. Wife of Zephaniah Woolsey, married on February 20,
1766 in Westchester Co., NY.

Burial: Woolsey Cemetery Camp Creek Greene County Tennessee, USA

GENE: Hart, Ruth Gibbs & Karen L. Cooper. DESCENDANTS OF JOHN HUBBS 1763-1991 and ALLIED FAMILIES.

GENE: Woolsey, Raymond. THE WOOLSEY WEAVE. from his book A STEP IN TIME.
Raymond Woolsey corresponded with Alice Woolsey, of Greene Co, TN. & Raymond Woolsey is corresponding with www 1998.

HISTORY: Knoxville Gazette, 14 Sep 1793. "On 3 Sep about fifteen Indians beset the home of Zephaniah Woolsey on the south side of Nolichucky ten miles from Greene Court House. In the ensuing melee they shot Mrs. Woolsey through the head, shot a young woman through the thigh, scalped a small girl, and shot Woolsey through the breast and hand. All of the victims attained unlikely recoveries."

PROBATE: Greene Co,TN. Will of Zephaniah Woolsey, probated 9 May 1801. To wife Sarah, dwelling, peach, apple and cherry orchard. To daughter Sarah Brasure, $5. To son, Stephen, 50 acres land. To son, William, 170 acres land. To son, Nehemiah, 170 acres land. Executors: Sons, William and Nehemiah Woolsey. Test: William Mott, James Huston, James Williams.
signed: Zeph. Woolsey

PROBATE: Wood, W. Herbert, B.A., F.A.S.G., New Haven, CT. THE AMERICAN GENEALOGIST.
Volume XXVI. 973 D25aga__ p.200-201. "Heirs of Noah5 Woolsey, Marlborough, N.Y." "On (31) Mar 1832, Richard I. Woolsey in a petition for Letters Testamentary in the matter of the estate of Noah Woolsey (William4, William3, Thomas2, George1) states that Noah Woolsey died on or about 5 Mar 1832 (aged 82 by gravestone) in the town of Marlborough and left Phebe, his wife, but no issue, and that the heirs at law are: . . . [Very few documents of this nature show so large a related group of people.
"

PROBATE: Wood, W. Herbert, B.A., F.A.S.G., New Haven, CT. THE AMERICAN GENEALOGIST.
Volume XXVI. 973 D25aga__ p.200-201. "Heirs of Noah5 Woolsey, Marlborough, N.Y." "Sarah, w. of Zephaniah Woolsey, a sister of the said testator, whose residence is unknown."

GENE: Woolsey, Robert M. THE WOOLSEY FAMILY --- A Genealogy in the form of annotated Family Charts. 1939-1969 The NYG&B Society. 2.127. 2.142.

CORRES: The following letter which seems to be a personal letter is very badly torn and faded: New Marlbrough Sept 11 1796 Living Brother and Sister I have taken opportunity to let you know that we are all well at present thanks be to the Lord for his mercys hoping these few Lines Will find you and your family in the same good health We Remember hours [our] kind Love to you and all your famly and [inquirings?] friends all ours Brothers are all well at present Richard has Lost his wife Last Spring I have nothing strang to wright at present But I remain your Loving Brother Sister Death [pin] wrot to you that I was Coming dow ther But I could not com this fall But I mean to come as quick as I can and I wont you [most of the next three lines missing, mostly torn or wron out] truily you can have we have ad no letter this two years and of wont you to wright how times is there it is hard times hears at present I have a great family I have eight children I long to see you all or more I have nothing Strang to wright at present but I Remain your Loving Brother and Sister till do Death Jonathan and Rebeckah Woolsey to Zephaniah and Sarah Woolsey.
In W. Herbert Wood file in NYG&B Society library.

GENE: Woolsey, Robert M. THE WOOLSEY FAMILY --- A Genealogy in the form (5th) Regiment from Ulster County, N.Y. during the Revolution.

CORRES: Van Gorden, Mary E. 809 North 8th Street, Black River Falls, WI 54615. (715) 284-7085. 2 Nov 1998. Working on a book for family members for the past 25 years.

ON-LINE: posted 3 Jan 2003 by Wendy L. Mathison - "I am new to geneology via the Internet as of Oct of this year. My great grandmother was Cora Emma Woolsey. Her parents Newton Woolsey & Emma Woolsey were 2nd cousins - sharing as great grandparents Zephaniah Woolsey & Sarah Woolsey (who were 2nd cousins once removed through George Joris Woolsey's sons Thomas & John). Also Emma Woolsey's grandfather Gilbert Woolsey was also a descendanat of Thomas via his son Richard Woolsey. - I have greatly appreciated all the effort that went into this site and all the painstaking research Mr. Whitaker has done. I just found this site a couple weeks ago (as I am new to computers as well as the internet) and realized I needed to thoroughly research what you have here before I ask questions that you have already answered. I found the book by Rev. Paul Woolsey that I had been seeking. Thank you for putting that on-line. - I have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Woolseys. My great grandmother Cora never spoke about her family so any of my family doing research has had to start from scratch. Forgive my ignorance, but what is the best way to stay in touch with those researching the Woolsey family? I would like to know if anyone has found any stories concerning the Woolsey's involvement in the Revolutionary War - particularly Zephaniah (1740-1807) and Thomas Jr. (1760-1797). One website for Smyth Co, VA indicated they may have fought at the Battle of Kings Mountain & the Battle of Guilford Courthouse.

Zephaniah and Sarah had the following children:
  1. STEPHEN WOOLSEY was born March 03, 1767 in NY - Marlborough, Ulster, and died in VA - Washington/Smyth County. He married CATHERINE WILKINSON July 26, 1786 in VA - Washington County, daughter of FRANCIS WILKINSON. She was born 1769 in NY - Bedford, Westchester.
    MARR: Washington County, Virginia 1782-1820 Marriage Register Page 499 - Registered the marriage of Stephen Woolsey to Catherine Wilkerson by Thomas Woolsey.

    MARR: Fleet, Beverley. VIRGINIA COLONIAL ABSTRACTS. The original 34 Volumes Reprinted in 3. Vol. III. Gene. Pub. Co., Inc. Baltimore 1988. page 3:471ff.
    "Washington County Marriage Register, 1782-1820." Marriages of Washington Co, VA. performed by Rev. Thomas Woolsey.

    CORR:
    1999 April 24, from Wilford W. Whitaker
    Stephen Woolsey md Catherine Wilkerson 1786 Washington Co., Virginia Land Records. Russell Co., Va DEED books compiled by Tom Colley. Athens, GA. Iberian Pub. Co. 1996? 1999. abt 1990? 4 vols. FHL# 975.5755 R28c. Indexes Vol. 3:109 [416]. Wilkerson et als. Deed to Woolsey 125 acres 30 Nov 1798.

    Indenture bet Stephen Woolsey of Greene Co., TN of the one part & Nathan Wilkinson admn, William Wilkinson, Enoch Carter, Henry Gray and Thomas Wilkinson, heirs of Francis Wilkinson, dec'd of same co & state of the other part. Heirs sell to Stephen Woolsey ... $171 ... 125 acres in Russell Co in the New Garden of Whitesides fork of Thompson creek the waters of Clinch river. Signed Nathan Wilkinson, William Wilkinson, Enoch X Carter, Thomas Wilkinson by his attorney William Wilkinson. Wit: John Wear, Senr., John Wear, Junr. Proven on oath of John Wear, Esqr, Dan Kennedy C.C.C. Oct session 1799.
    2. Catherine Woolsey md Wm Stephens 1786 Washington Co., VA

    [These are the only two Woolsey marriages I have found performed by the Rev. Thomas Woolsey of Washington Co., VA, although I found abt 80 marriages performed by him in Washington Co., these are the only Woolseys.]

    ON-LINE:
    Russell County, Virginia Deed Book 4 (1806-1814)
    Page 191 - August 3, 1803 between Stephen Wolsey of Green Co., TN and Richard Jackson...in the New Garden on Whitesides fork of Thomsons Creek, waters of Clinch River...125 ac by patent dated August 28, 1797...Beginning on the east side of the gap of a ridge...Signed: Stephen Woolsey & Catrin Woolsey. Witness: Abraham Musick, George Robinson & John Whitlock

    ON-Line:
    See Greene County Genealogy Page: Taxable Returns of Captain Reese Gullock's Company for the year 1798
    NameLandBlack PollsWhite PollsSquirrel Scalps
    Thomas Wilkinson 63 - 1 25
    Zephaniah Wolsey 30 - - -
    Nehemiah Woolsey 50 - 1 25
    Stephen Woolsey - - 1 25

    DEATH:
    1815
    Son of Zephaniah and Sarah Woolsey. Husband of Catherine (Wilkinson) Woolsey, married on July 26, 1786 in Washington County, VA. He died as a result of being scalped by Indians.

    BURIAL: Woolsey Cemetery Camp Creek Greene County Tennessee, USA

    ON-LINE: Greene County, Tennessee Tax List - 1798 - Taxable Returns of Captain Reese Gullock's Company for 1798.
    Name Land White Polls Black Polls Stud Horse Squirrel Scalps
    Goforth, Miles 150 1     25
    Parman, Giles 320 1     25
    Parman, Giles for estate
    of Thomas Woolsey
            200
    Woolsey, Zepheniah         30
    Woolsey, Nehemiah 50 1     25
    Woolsey, Stephen 1       25

    GENE: Woolsey, Robert M. THE WOOLSEY FAMILY --- A Genealogy in the form of annotated Family Charts. 1939-1969 The NYG&B Society. 2.142.

    LAND: Russell Co., VA deed books compiled by Tom Colley. Athens, GA. Iberian Pub. Co. 1996?1999, abt 1990. 4 vol. 975.5755 R28c. Indexes. Vol 3:109 [416] Wilkerson et als. Deed to Woolsey 125 acres 30 Nov 1798. Indenture bet Stephen Woolsey of Greene Co., TN of the one part & Nathan Wilkinson, admn, William Wilkinson, Enoch Carter, Henry Gray and Thomas Wilkinson, heirs of Francis
    Wilkinson, dec'd of same co & state of the other part. Heirs sell to Stephen Woolsey ... $171 ... 125 acres in Russell co in the New Garden of Whitesides fork of Thompson
    creek the water of Clinch river. Signed: Nathan Wilkinson, William Wilkinson, Enoch x Carter, Thomas Wilkinson by his attorney William Wilkinson. Wit: John Wear, Senr., John Wear, Junr. Proven on oath of John Wear, Esqr Dan Kennedy C.C.C. Oct session 1799.

    LAND: Russell Co., VA deed books compiled by Tom Colley. Athens, GA. Iberian Pub. Co. 1996?1999, abt 1990. 4 vol. 975.5755 R28c. Indexes. Vol. 4:173. 22 Oct 1807, bet. Samuel Estep & Polly AND William Adams ... on the waters of Copper Creek. Aoo acres, Beginning corner to Samuel Estep & Shadrach Estep... Signed: Samuel Estep & Polley Estep. Wit: Jeremiah Woolsey, Joseph Jeferis, Zachariah Fugate & James Davison.

    LAND: Russell Co., VA deed books compiled by Tom Colley. Athens, GA. Iberian Pub. Co. 1996?1999, abt 1990. 4 vol. 975.5755 R28c. Indexes. Vol. 4:191. 3 Aug 1803 bet Stephen Wolsey of Green Co, TN & Richard Jackson ... in the New Garden on Whitesides fork of Thomsons Creek, waters of Clinch River ... 125 acres by patent dated 28 Aug 1797 ... Beginning on the east side of the gap of a ridge ... Signed: Stephen Woolsey & Catrin Woolsey. Wit: Abraham Musick, George Robinson & John Whitlock.

    LAND: Russell Co., VA deed books compiled by Tom Colley. Athens, GA. Iberian Pub. Co. 1996?1999, abt 1990. 4 vol. 975.5755 R28c. Indexes. Vol. 4:172. 4 Jun 1808 bet George Flinn & Lucy AND Joseph Jefferis, on Copper Creek ... 40 ac Beginning on Copper Creek Bluff. Signed: George Flinn & Lucy Flinn. Wit: Young McLemore, Jeremiah Woolsey & William Adams.

    WAR1812: Woolseys in War of 1812 - ON-LINE: Stephen Woolsey in Wynne's 1st Regiment, W. Tennessee Militia and in Steele's 4th Reg't, West Tennessee Militia.

    WAR1812: ON-LINE: Jackson Co, TN - Col. John K. Wynn's 1st Reb. West TN
    Militia, Capt James Holleman's Co.
    Woolsey, Stephen, Sergeant. Woolsey, Thomas, Private.

    Stephen married (MRIN:5003) Catherine WILKINSON-9224 daughter of Francis WILKINSON-22767 on 26 Jul 1786 in Washington, Virginia. Catherine was born about 1769.

    GENE: Raymond Woolsey

    MARR: Fleet, Beverley. VIRGINIA COLONIAL ABSTRACTS. The original 34 Volumes Reprinted in 3. Vol. III. Gene. Pub. Co., Inc. Baltimore 1988. page 3:471ff.
    "Washington County Marriage Register, 1782-1820." Marriages of Washington Co, VA. performed by Rev. Thomas Woolsey."

    RESEARCH: FHL Automated Resources Center - Virginia Marriages GRS 3.04
    Banner Blue Software - Washington Co., VA CD W420 Woolsey, Stephen married W422 Catherine Wilkinson, 26 Jul 1786.

    GENE: Reierson, Art. WOOLSEY GENEALOGY. Columbia, South Carolina. 1998. p. 26, 37.
    Art Reierson has assembled a Woolsey Genealogy from various sources, but usually does not document his information. Must be used very carefully. Reierson states that Catherine was "scalped by Indians", but does not give his source.

  2. CATHERINE WOOLSEY was born 1769 in NY - Marlborough, Ulster. She married WILLIAM STEPHENS July 26, 1786 in VA - Washington County.
    This child was added to Zephaniah's children by Wilford Whitaker. Information from an old will lead him to believe that Catherine was Zephaniah's daughter.

    GENE: Reierson, Art. WOOLSEY GENEALOGY. Columbia, South Carolina. 1998. p. 26, 37.
    Art Reierson has assembled a Woolsey Genealogy from various sources, but usually does not document his information. Must be used very carefully. Reierson states that Catherine was "scalped by Indians", but does not give his source. (was this Catherine the wife of Stephen? or Catherine, the daughter of Zephaniah?)

    NOT in Ancestral File.
    GENE: Woolsey, Robert M. THE WOOLSEY FAMILY --- A Genealogy in the form of annotated Family Charts. 1939-1969 The NYG&B Society. 2.127. 2.142. She is not listed anywhere by Robert M. Woolsey. [www put her here because of Stephen Woolsey, her brother?]

    MARR: Catharine married William STEPHENS on 26 Jul 1786 in , Washington, Virginia. William was born about 1763 in of Washington, Virginia.

    MARR: Fleet, Beverley. VIRGINIA COLONIAL ABSTRACTS. The original 34 Volumes Reprinted in 3. Vol. III. Gene. Pub. Co., Inc. Baltimore 1988. page 3:471ff.
    "Washington County Marriage Register, 1782-1820." Marriages of Washington Co, VA. performed by Rev. Thomas Woolsey."

  3. JEMIMA WOOLSEY was born March 11, 1771 in NY - Ulster County. She married JOSEPH ST JOHN October 09, 1791 in TN - Greene County.

    MARR: Marriage information - "Greene county, Tennessee Marriages, 1738-1868" compiled by Goldene Fillers Burgner Witnesses: Stephan Woolsey

    GENE: Woolsey, Robert M. THE WOOLSEY FAMILY --- A Genealogy in the form of annotated Family Charts. 1939-1969 The NYG&B Society. 2.142.

    GENE: Woolsey, Raymond. THE WOOLSEY WEAVE. from his book A STEP IN TIME.
    Raymond Woolsey corresponded with Alice Woolsey, of Greene Co, TN. & Raymond
    Woolsey is corresponding with www 1998.

    Children of JEMIMA WOOLSEY and JOSEPH ST JOHN are:
    1. THOMAS ST JOHN, b. 1792.
    2. ZEPHANIAH ST JOHN, b. 1795.
    3. JOB ST JOHN, b. 1797.
    4. NOAH ST JOHN, b. 1799.
    5. WILLIAM ST JOHN, b. 1801.
    6. SARAH ST JOHN, b. 1803.
    7. DORCAS ST JOHN, b. 1805.
    8. JOHN ST JOHN, b. 1807.
    9. JEMIMA ST JOHN, b. 1810.

  4. REBECCA WOOLSEY was born on 27 Oct 1772 in NY - Ulster County, and died Bef. 1819 in TN. She married JOHN HUBBS SR October 05, 1795 in TN - Greene County. He was born December 25, 1763 in SC - Hanging Rock, Edgefield, and died September 12, 1844 in TN - Union County.

  5. NEHEMIAH WOOLSEY was born December 22, 1774 in NY - Marlboro, Ulster, and died August 22, 1832 in MO - Carroll County. He married MARY RUTH (CURTIS) COURTIS (It is possible that Mary's last name is Curtis.) November 23, 1794 in TN - Grundy County. She was born 1774 in VA - (possibly Grundy County, TN), and died Bet. 1838 - 1850 in MO - Carroll County.

  6. RUTH WOOLSEYwas born December 22, 1777 in NY - Marlborough, Ulster, and died Bef. 1831 in TN - Greene County. She married WILLIAM REYNOLDS January 14, 1800 in TN - Greene County, son of HENRY REYNOLDS and CATHERINE SKILES. He was born 1777 in TN - Greene County, and died January 14, 1838 in TN - Camp Creek, Greene.
    MARR:
    Source: Marriage information - Record #638 "Greene county, Tennessee Marriages, 1738-1868" compiled by Goldene Fillers Burgner Witnesses: Nehemiah Woolsey, Joseph St. John
    William Reynolds & Ruth Woolsey Marriage Bond
    John Kent & Sarah Reynolds Marriage Bond

    WILL: Will dated Aug. 22, 1834, probated May 5, 1838.

    CORR:
    April 25 from James Munsey:
    I was a personal friend of Rev. Paul and Nelle Woolsey of Greene County. I am a missionary to Mexico for the Free Will Baptists. I have a copy of Paul Woolsey's book, God a Hundred Years and a Free Will Baptist Family.

    In my own geneological research, I have discovered a link to the Woolseys through my Broyles line, and through the Birds, Wm Bonapart married Alice Bird. The Broyles line I have confirmed, but am unsure of how the Bird connects, as I cannot connect Amos Bird to my Philemon Bird.

    I notice you mentioned a William Reynolds, b. c 1781 in Greene. I descend from Henry Reynolds who moved to Greene c. 1779 (I am going from memory as we are on the road right now). Do you know anything about the Reynolds line, and if I connect to William? I know Henry came to Greene with 2 brothers, so I am sure this William must be from one of them.

    I also noticed a Mott as a witness in one of the Woolsey documents. I descend from Nasee Mott, b. c. 1776 in Va.? She married Jacob Crum in Greene, and had some kids with very Indian sounding names, or there were some very careless census takers! -
    James Munsey

    CORR: Phone
    2005 Feb 2 James Munsey died about 2002 per Esther Womack

    CORR:
    2005 Feb 2 from Esther
    Thanks for sending the researchers names and your websites. What a great website, very positive and fun to read.

    I am looking forward to sharing research as more becomes available for Greene Co., Tn. We may be barking up the wrong tree with our thoughts on our Sarah Reynolds m. John Kent. She was my 3-G grandmother and mother of my GGGrandfather Benjamin Kent. (another name that I did not mention which is also a Woolsey name).

    However, it's apparent that Henry Reynolds had a daughter named Sarah/Sally. Do you have any children listed for Wm. and Ruth Woolsey Reynolds?

    John Kent and Sarah Reynolds had children named: Sarah, William, Benjamin, John Jr., Abigail and Phoebe. John Kent and next wife Catherine LNU had three children Mary Jane, Samuel Jackson, and Willis Milton Kent.

    Here is the egroup site address. Please join the group to access the files and later you can unsubscribe, but don't think you can access them without membership. I believe that James Muncie's name will be found in the messages in 2000 (at the bottom of the main page click on the message boxes from that time period).

    Look for Descendants of John L Kent at "groups.yahoo.com/group/DescendantsJohnLKent".

    CORR:
    2005 Feb 3 from Esther
    To: Carolyn Woolsey Wilkerson:
    Thank you so much for sending the information. I do see that William Reynolds and Sarah Woolsey (2nd mgr.) had a daughter Sarah J. but Wm. and Sarah married after our Sarah Reynolds married John Kent.

    William and Ruth were married in 1800 so I too suspect that they had more children than Abigail b. 1813. John Kent and Sarah Reynolds named a daughter Abigail and I am thinking perhaps she named the daughter after her sister? I really need to go to Tn. or Tn. State Archives. Our delima over Ruth's Will is that we think our Sarah died abt. 1830 after Phoebe's birth because John L. had another wife and three more children in Tn. So Ruth probably wouldn' t have mentioned a daughter Sarah, but I certainly must get her will to see.

    John Kent's last deed (before he skipped town and left his last family behind) is for land adjoining McMurtry's place. Wm. Gregg (believed to be father of the John mentioned here) witnessed my 4G-grandfather Peter Kent's will of 1846 Greene Co. The Greggs and Kent's go back to Fairfax Co., Va. and 1744. I have found it strange that some families are still connected to the same circles 100 years later, but it really happened.

    I will forward a deed for Wm Randels who we think was the first William Reynolds in Greene Co., Tn. with a land grant. I still don't know if he was the same Wm. who married Ruth Woolsey or not. He certainly couldn't be the one b. 1777. So possibly he is a brother of Henry Reynolds.

    Thanks so much again for sharing. If I locate the information on Wm. and Ruth's children I will certainly share it with you. Most of all I want to get our line documented properly no matter who is the father of our Sarah. If that's possible! - Esther

    CORR:
    2005 Feb 3 from Esther: Sent copy of deed.
    To: Carolyn Woolsey Wilkerson:
    This is a deed that a Reynolds researcher sent to me. But this is the earliest deed. I don't know if this Wm. Randles/Reynolds is the one married to Ruth Woolsey or not. I think the date at the end is significant though.
    (asked Esther why they would believe that Randles was the same as Reynolds and she replied:

    2005 Feb 4 from Esther
    To: Carolyn Woolsey Wilkerson:
    Several Reynolds researchers have seen Reynolds spelled Randels; Runnels; Reynol; Rinnel, etc. much the same as on censuses and old deeds. I have also seen Randolph written as Randel. Due to the proximity of the land to other Reynolds of the same time period and locality, and the absence of any other persons named Randel, it is presumed to be Reynolds. Right or wrong? I don't know. I have however confirmed by phone today with Greene Co. Tn. librarian that there were 5 William Reynolds'. Where's that crying towel???? - Esther

    GENE: Woolsey, Robert M. THE WOOLSEY FAMILY --- A Genealogy in the form of annotated Family Charts. 1939-1969 The NYG&B Society. 2.142.

    GENE: Woolsey, Raymond. THE WOOLSEY WEAVE. from his book A STEP IN TIME.

    Raymond Woolsey corresponded with Alice Woolsey, of Greene Co, TN. & Raymond Woolsey is corresponding with www 1998.

    HISTORY: Knoxville Gazette, 14 Sep 1793. "On 3 Sep about fifteen Indians beset the home of Zephaniah Woolsey on the south side of Nolichucky ten miles from Greene Court House. In the ensuing melee they shot Mrs. Woolsey through the head, shot a young woman through the thigh, scalped a small girl, and shot Woolsey through the breast and hand. All of the victims attained unlikely recoveries."

    DAR: Stricklin, Carolyn West. "Membership Roster and Soldiers Tennessee State Society of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Vol. 3. 1970 - 1984. Pub. by Tennessee State Society NSDAR, Mrs. Dan Carmack Gary, State Regent. 1985. p. 752. Zephaniah Woolsey.
    Members: Katharine Susong Harmon (Mrs. Roger) No. 478161. Mary Rowe Ruble, No. 457335; Zephaniah Woolsey, b 3/13 Jun, 1740, Huntingdon, Long Island, New York; d. 14 May 1807, Camp Creek , Greene Co, TN, md Sarah Woolsey, 20 Feb 1766, Greene Co., TN; res. during Revolution: Southwest Virginia. Service: Soldier, South West Virginia.
    (Annals of Southwest Va by Summers, p. 1410; Taxpayeers of VA, by Fethergills, p. 140; 1887 Edition History of TN; Hitching & Hiking along the Holston, DAR Library; DAR No. 569614.

    GENE: Hart, Ruth Gibbs & Karen L. Cooper. DESCENDANTS OF JOHN HUBBS 1763-1991 and ALLIED FAMILIES.

    GENE: Woolsey, Robert M. THE WOOLSEY FAMILY --- A Genealogy in the form of annotated Family Charts. 1939-1969 The NYG&B Society. 2.1651. m. 1 May 1831, Wm Reynolds. 84p43.

    GUARDIAN: Houston, Sandra Kelton. Greene County, Tennessee, Guardians and Orphans court records, 1783 - 1870 and 1830 tax list. Southern Historical press, abt 1984. Easley, South Carolina. FHL # 976.891 P2h. p. 39 Gilbert Woolsey - 6 Apr 1857. Appointed Guardian of William W., George W., Zephaniah, Sarah J., Ruth M., John L., and Abraham Reynolds, minors. William B. Woolsey, Security.

    DAR: Stricklin, Carolyn West. "Membership Roster and Soldiers Tennessee State Society of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Vol. 3. 1970 - 1984. Pub. by Tennessee State Society NSDAR, Mrs. Dan Carmack Gary, State Regent. 1985.

    PROBATE: Greene County, Tennessee WILL RECORDS Mins. 18. p7.
    The Last Will and Testament of Henry Reynolds, dec'd. 8 Jan 1835 - probated: Monday 26 Jan 1835. To wife Charity Reynolds To beloved children: David Reynolds Ellander Reaves, William Reynolds, Joseph Reynolds, Richard Reynolds. Beloved children: Henry, Patsey, David, Salley, Ellander, William, Joseph, Richard.

    HIST: Goodspeed's History of Greene County, Tennessee. 1887. The first Baptist Church in the county was organized in 1793 or 1794 on Lick Creek. Among the first members were Phillip Hale, Robert Fristoe, William Johnson, B. Hopper, Samuel Baker, Thomas Wyatt and Richard Curtin. - Another church known as Flay Branch was organized at New Providence Meeting-house in 1803. Of its early members may be mentioned D. D. Shackleford, Nehemiah Woolsey, George Jones, Thomas D. Mason, V. Reynolds, Joshua Hardin, Frederick Dewitt, Joseph Reynolds, James Houston, J. Gilbert, H. Gilbert, Jeremiah Broyle, and Giles Parman. The name of this church in 1885 was changed to Mountain View.


    Children of RUTH WOOLSEY and WILLIAM REYNOLDS are:

    1. ABIGAIL REYNOLDS, b. March 11, 1813, TN - Greene County; d. November 01, 1888; m. (1) JAMES MCMURTRY (Rev War Vet), March 31, 1833, TN - Greene County; b. Abt. 1770; d. Bef. November 07, 1842; m. (2) JOHN GREGG, April 25, 1843. (Steven Alsip: Abigail's first husband was married before. After he died he left them well off. Her second husband drank and ran through the money.)

    2. SARAH REYNOLDS, b. Abt. 1801; m. JOHN KENT.


  7. MARY ANN WOOLSEY was born November 07, 1779 in NY - Marlborough, Ulster, and died Abt. 1829 in NC - Buncombe County. She married JAMES DOANE son of Hezekiah DOANE and Sarah BLAND on 26 Feb 1798 in , Greene, Tennessee. James was born about 1766 in Cane Creek, Burke, North Carolina. He died in 1829 in , Buncombe, North Carolina.

    Marriage License Bonds: FHL # 1148701, #519. 26 Feb 1798. bond of Daniel Matthews and Stephen Woolsey for marriage of James Doan and Mary Woolsey 26 Feb 1798.

    ON-LINE: Family Treemaker. Woolsey List. Donald and Joan Jones at 23 Apr 1999. "That is interesting information about Mary. I have been working on this family very hard with the co-operation of Kay Blair Hartman who is the historian for the Doane Family. It is quite a project but interesting. I am getting a book ready to go to the printers hopefully next week. First of all James owned property in Washington Co., VA in 1787 and was on the tax roll which mean that he was over twenty-one. The Woolseys also were property owners. They then left for Greene Co., TN about 1790 (1787). James was md to Susannah Herrin who was mother of John Doan. She died and he md Zephaniah and Sarah's dau Mary in Tennessee. Their children were: Patience, John dau, William, Dau, James and Hugh.

    The problem is that whoever did the original research put James' birthdate as 1776 (to young to own property in 1787) and the son of John Doan brother or half brother of Thomas who went to Greene Co. Kay and I feele that he was the son of Hezakiah and Sarah Bland Doane. Sarah father was James Bland. He was born about 1763. [She must mean James Doane, who md Mary Woolsey ] The children were: [she must mean Hezekiah's & Sarah Bland Doane's children] Hezekiah, James, Mary, Thankful, Benjamin, Sarah and Rebecca. It all seems of logical. Kay has a folder with additional information."

    3 Oct 2001. From Donald and Joan Jones. "My husband is descended from Patience Doan (1798-1883) who was the d/o Jame Doan and Mary Woolsey. She md Samuel R. Widener 30 Jun 1816 in Washington Co, VA. Their dau Melinda Widener md Hardin Jones who had a son John Hardin Jones who md Amanda Virginia Allison. They were my husband's great-grandparents. Joan R. Jones.

    RESEARCH: FHL Automated Resources Center. Greene County, Tennessee.
    James Doyne md Mary Woolsy. 26 Feb 1798.

    GENE: Woolsey, Robert M. THE WOOLSEY FAMILY --- A Genealogy in the form of annotated Family Charts. 1939-1969 The NYG&B Society. 2.142. Mary was scalped by Indians (wore a cap the rest of her life).

    HISTORY: Knoxville Gazette, 14 Sep 1793. "On 3 Sep about fifteen Indians beset the home of Zephaniah Woolsey on the south side of Nolichucky ten miles from Greene Court House. In the ensuing melee they shot Mrs. Woolsey through the head, shot a young woman through the thigh, scalped a small girl, and shot Woolsey through the breast and hand. All of the victims attained unlikely recoveries."

    HISTORY: [From Ferol Frost Hubbs] There is an old Indian story which has gone through the family for generations, it even was found in the Hubbs family which gave further proof of the union of these families. It was said, Zephaniah returning late one afternoon from hunting found Indian tracks in the corn field. He and his sons hurried home just in time to see Mary and a sister who had been at the barn milking, race for the house. The other girl made it but Mary's dress was caught on a pailing on the fence. The Indians caught her and scalped her. Here shots were exchanged and three of the dozen Indians fell. Fearing a white uprising, they gathered up their three dead and fled. Mary married James Done (Doan) and lived to rear a family though she wore a cap all her life to hide her hairless head.

    ON-LINE: Posted 30 Sep 2003 by Tommy Doan <tdoan@utdallas.edu> I've been looking for Mary (Woolsey) Doan (1779- ?) wife of James Doan (1776-1829), surname Doan often spelled Done as it appears in Zephaniah's probate record. My line descends from that marriage, want to get in touch with your sources. Thank you.
    Your efforts are greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Tommy Doan. Also posted 1 Oct 2003 with his line of descent. Again posted 8 Dec 2005 <tdoan@smu.edu> re: asking
    for any more info??

  8. WILLIAM WOOLSEY, was born January 25, 1782 in VA - Washington County, and died May 14, 1846 in TN - Greene County. He married SARAH WOOLSEY May 18, 1802 in TN - Greene County, daughter of THOMAS WOOLSEY and PHOEBE GILBERT. She was born November 15, 1782 in VA - Washington County, and died February 02, 1857 in TN - Greene County.

  9. SARAH "SALLY" WOOLSEY was born May 11, 1783 in NY - Marlborough, Ulster. She married JOHN BRAZIER July 08, 1802 in TN - Greene County. He was born 1778.
    Tom Chapman records state Sarah was born May 11, 1783 and married John Brashere

    Marriage License Bonds: Greene County, Tennessee. #823. Bond of John Brazier and Geo Farnsworth for the marriage of John Brazier and Sally Wolsey. 8 Jul 1802.

    GENE: Raymond Woolsey

    GENE: Woolsey, Robert M. THE WOOLSEY FAMILY --- A Genealogy in the form of annotated Family Charts. 1939-1969 The NYG&B Society. 2.142.

  10. HEPZEBAH WOOLSEY was born October 18, 1784 in VA - Washington/Smyth County. She married ENOS WILLIAMS May 24, 1808 in TN - Greene County. He was born 1786 in VA, and died in TN - Greene County.

  11. ABIGAIL MACKEY WOOLSEY was born May 22, 1788 in VA - Washington County, and died August 16, 1852 in MO - Buchannan, Atchinson. She married Judge GILBERT8 WOOLSEY (THOMAS JR7, THOMAS6, RICHARD5, THOMAS4, GEORGE "JORIS"3, GEORGE SR2, WILLIAM1 WOLSEY) was born December 28, 1785 in TN - Greene County, and died April 14, 1862 in MO - Buchannan, Atchinson.

  12. HANNAH WOOLSEY was born April 22, 1790 in TN - Greene County. She married THOMAS REYNOLDS September 24, 1808 in TN - Greene County, son of HENRY REYNOLDS and CATHERINE SKILES. He was born in 1787.

    MARR: Source: "Greene County, Tennessee Marriages, 1738-1868" compiled by Goldene Fillers Burgner, Witnesses: David Reynolds; Gilbert Woolsey





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