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JEAN, Rev. William Sr. - of Guilford & Stokes Co., NC

Male 1735 - 1803  (68 )


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  • Name JEAN, William  [1
    Prefix Rev. 
    Suffix Sr. - of Guilford & Stokes Co., NC 
    Born 1735  Brunswick Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Fact Abt 1768  Bute Co. (Now Warren Co.), NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • The Rev William Jean moved to Bute about 1768 but he lived in the Northern part of the county, the part which became Warren County.
    Deed 26 Feb 1785  Guilford Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Book 4, page 80 
    • Joshua Hanna of Guilford Co., NC to William Jane Senr of same - for the sume of 150 pounds current money of the said state, to the said William Jean Snr a tract of land in Guilford Co., NC on the waters of Belewes Creek, containing 260 acres - adjoins William Bostick corner, George Pierces (? Vierces?) line - Wit: Tristian (?) Knott; __ ( I__?) Camins (?); and William Jean Junr - signed Joshua Hanna - proven Feb 1786 on oath of Justian (??) Knott
    1790 Census 1790  Salibury District, Guilford Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    page 153 
    • Jone Moore
      Phillip Jean - 1 male 16 & up; 2 males under 16; 1 female; 4 slaves
      Charles Madaris
      John Chambers
      Edward Jeans - 1 male 16 & up; 5 males under 16; 5 females; 1 slave
      Nathan Hill
      William Jean - 1 male 16 & up; 1 male under 16; 3 females; 2 slaves
      William Jean, Senr. - 2 males 16 & up; 1 male under 16; 1 female and 3 slaves
      Thomas Brown
    Tax List 1792-1797  Stokes Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1792 Tax List: Stokes Co., NC William Jean, 87 Acres, 1wp & 2bp
      1794 Tax List: Stokes Co., NC William Jean w/ 285 Acres, 1 wp & 2bp
      Note: he might be William Jeane w/ 1wp, but it seems
      more likely that is his son Wm.
      1797 Tax List: Stokes Co., NC William Jean, 306 Acres, 1wp & 2bp
    1800 Census 1800  Stokes Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    sheet 467, line 9 - Salisurry District 
    • Are he and his wife the male & female 45& up in the household of Joseph Jane
    Ancestral File # W9R9-1B 
    Will 31 Oct 1803  Stokes Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Vol. 2, page 42 
    • The will of William Jeans Sr., dated 31 Oct 1803, Stokes Co., NC mentions his wife Huldah, his son Joseph, his son William, his dau. Becky Morris, his dau. Betty Bobbit, and his "other seven children": Phillip Jean, John Jean, Joseph Jean, William Jean, Patty Pegram, Silva Cummings and Nancy Williamson - Appts sons William & Joseph Jean as executors - signed William "X" Jean - witness Boaz Sothern, Stephen Medearis & Betsy "*" Medearis - proven Dec 1803 in open court on oath of Boaz Sothern & Stephen Medearis

      Probate: via Winona Solomon - 31 Oct 1803. Will of William Jean, Senr.- December Term 1803. Wife Huldah, chattells, etc. Negroes Penny and girl Mary. Son Joseph, woman Penny and girl Mary at decease of wife. Daughter Becky Morris, 5 shillings. Daughter Betty Bobbit, 5 shillings. Other 7 children: Phillip, John Joseph, William, Patty Pegram, Silva Cummins and Nancy Williamson. Executors. William and Joseph Jean (sons). Witnesses: Boaz Southern, Jurat, Stephen Medearis, Jurat and Betsy (X) Mederis. Signed : William (X) Jean, Senr.

      Probate: "Stokes Co., NC Wills, Volumes I - IV, 1790-1864", by Mrs. W. O. Absher, pg. 30 - Page 41 31 Oct 1803, Will of William Jean, Sr., proven Dec Term 1803 - wife Huldah; son Joseph; dau Becky Morris; dau. Betty Bobbit; other 7 children: Phillip; John Joseph; William; Patty Pegram; Silva Cummins and Nancy Williamson {Note: that is only 6 children?}, Extrs: William and Joseph Jean (sons). Wit: Boaz Southern, Stephen Medearis, Betsy (x) Mederis, jurats

      Estate Records of Stokes Co., NC - file of William Jeans, 1803
      The will of William Jeans of Stokes Co., NC mentions his wife Huldah Jean, son Joseph jean, daughters Becky Moriss & Betty Bobbitt to receive 5 shillings each, "other 7 children": Philip Jean, John Jean, Joseph Jean, William Jean, Patty Pegram, Silva Cummins & Nancy Williamson - appts sons William and Joseph as executors - with: Boaz Southern, Stephen Medearis and Betsy Meadearis - Signed by his mark William "*" Jean - dated 31 Oct 1803
    Died Between 31 Oct 1803 and Dec 1803  Stokes Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (Research):26 September 1760, William Jean received Land Grant - Location: Brunswick Co., VA -Description: 104 acres on the branches of the Poplar Creek.

      From Bute Co., NC - MISC. - Bute County Safety Committee Meeting Minutes, 1775 - 1776 - William Jean - Oath of Allegiance - Bute Co. NC/The men had to sign the oath to vote in the election......Captain Weathers' District- Wm. Jean

      Bute Co., NC - "Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1767-1779", by Holcomb, Brent H. - 9 Aug 1775, page 350 Phillip Alston & William Jean processioners returned into Court the proceedings of their said processioning and the same was ordered to be recorded

      Guilford Co., NC Court Minutes - August Term of Court 1781 to May Term 1788 - Transcribed by Jane Smith Hill, page 88 - From page 171, August Term 1785 - Edmund Jean is appt. overseer of the road of Justin Knott and that the Hands: James Kinman; Alexander Nelson; Oliver Madeares; William Barren; Edward Tatom; Nath'l Clark, James Calton, Jr. & Sr.; James Knott; Justin Knott; Lea Clark & William Jean Sr.

      Guilford Co., NC Court Minutes - August Term of Court 1781 to May Term 1788 - Transcribed by Jane Smith Hill, page 135 - From page 264, May Term 1787 - Ordered that Philip Jean be appointed overseer of the road from Rockingham line to Surry Co. line near Mr. Cooks & with the hands to wit John Moore; Richard Perry; Isham Bobbets; John Woodside keep the same in good repair

      Note: Estate of Joseph Lawton, dec'd - June Term 1794 - Stokes Co., NC - List of balances due Joseph Lawton as books now stand includes: Wm. Beazley; Seth Coffin; Geo. Cummins, Jr. & Sr.; Archibald Campbell; William Janes, Jr.; Daniel Janes; Edmund Janes (Jeans); Phillip Jeans; Wm. Jeanes, Sr.; James Love, Sr.; Thos. Madairess; Charles Madaris
    Person ID I9776  Gean~ealogy Tree
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2016 

    Father JEAN, WARNING!!! Unknown of Multiple Generations,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F25680  Group Sheet

    Family EDMONDS OR BROWN, Hulda,   b. Abt 1739, Brunswick Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1803  (Age ~ 65 ) 
    Married Abt 1751  [1
    Children 
     1. JEAN, Rebecca "Becky",   b. 14 Nov 1753, Brunswick Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. JEAN, Rev. Edmond Sr.,   b. Abt 1755, Brunswick Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1802-1 Mar 1802, Stokes Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 )
     3. JEAN, Elizabeth "Betty or Betsy",   b. Between 1756 and 1757, Brunswick Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1847, Morgan Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 91 )
     4. JEAN, Rev. William Jr. - of Surry Co., NC & Lafayette Co., MO,   b. 11 Mar 1759, Brunswick Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1837, Lafayette Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 )
     5. JEAN, Martha "Patty or Patsey",   b. Abt 1760-1764, Brunswick Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1 Oct 1833  (Age ~ 69 )
     6. JEAN, Phillip of Warren & Guilford Co., NC,   b. 27 Oct 1762, Brunswick Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1847, Guilford Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 )
     7. JEAN, John of Sullivan Co., IN,   b. 1763, Brunswick Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850, Sullivan Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 )
     8. JEAN, Silva,   b. Abt 1767, Brunswick Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. JEAN, Nancy,   b. Abt 1769,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. JEAN, Joseph of Guilford Co., NC & KY,   b. 1771, Bute Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1840 and Sep 1850, Oldham Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 )
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2007 
    Family ID F3544  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S125] John Jean of Charles City Co., Solomon, Winona, (Winona Solomon.ged - 11246 E. Elena - Mesa, AZ 85208).

    2. [S914] Ancestral File, Chruch of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

    3. [S42] Jane/Jean/Jaynes Genealogy, Weaver, Alyce Jaynes, (Correspondence and Internet - Alyce Weaver [weweaver@vallnet.com]).

    4. [S124] Research of Renee Newman, Newman, Renee.