Sarah (-----) (Negro Slave)1

F, b. circa 1660
Last Edited17 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1660Sarah (-----) (Negro Slave) was born circa 1660.1 
Married Namecirca 1680 As of circa 1680,her married name was Driggers.1 
Marriage*circa 1680She married Devorax (of Em & Frances) Driggers (Negro Slave), son of Emanuell 'Mandell' Driggers (Rodrigues) (Free Negro) and Frances (-----) (Negro slave), circa 1680.1 
Est Settm't Husb's*7 June 1710Sarah (-----) (Negro Slave) was named in her husband's estate settlement on 7 June 1710 at Somerset Co, MD. The settlement of the estate of Devorix Drigrous showed payments were made to wife (unnamed), to the administrator, to Sarah Drigerous, Mr. John Bozman & Mr. Peter Dent. Administrator: John Jarman.1 

Citations

  1. [S2200] Maryland Probate Records 1674-1774, CD #5206, Prerogative Court Abstracts, 1708-1711, p. 53 (settlement of the estate of Devorix Drigrous).
  2. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Devorax (of Dev of Em) Driggers (mulatto)1

M, b. circa 1680
FatherDevorax (of Em & Frances) Driggers (Negro Slave)1 b. c 1656, d. b 14 Mar 1708/9
MotherSarah (-----) (Negro Slave)1 b. c 1660
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1680Devorax (of Dev of Em) Driggers (mulatto) was born circa 1680 at Somerset Co, MD.1 
Tithable list*1696He was on the list of tithables at Accomack Co, VA, in 1696. He was shown as Devorax Driggers, mulatto, in Jonathan Owen's houseold.1 
Biography*1704He was sued in Accomack County court by Robert Houston on 7 August 1704 [Orders 1690-7, 222a, 224, 235; 1703-9, 30a]. He and (his wife?) Arendia Driggas were witnesses with Thomas Purnell to the 24 December 1720 Somerset County will of Henry Hudson, Sr., a wealthy planter [Maryland Wills 16:279; Baldwin, Maryland Calendar of Wills, 5:36]. He was taxable in Thomas Purnell's Bogerternorten Hundred, Somerset County household in 1724 [List of Taxables, 1724]. In 1731 he purchased 75 acres in Somerset County on St. Martins River in present-day Worcester County [Land Records, Liber SH:324]. He and his wife Ann sold this land in 1734 and were renting it in 1748 [Worcester County Debt Book, 1748, 190].1 
Will - Witnessed*24 December 1720Devorax witnessed a will on 24 December 1720 at Somerset Co, MD. Devorax and Arendia (his wife?) Driggas and Thomas Purnell witnessed the will of Henry Hudson Sr.1 
Lived*1748He lived in 1748 at St. Martins River, Worcester Co, MD. He and his wife Ann sold 75 acres of land here in 1734 and were renting it in 1748.1 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Frances (of Thos of Em) Driggers1

F, b. circa 1677
FatherThomas (of Em & Frances) Driggers (Rodrigus) (Negro Slave)1 b. c 1644, d. b 25 Mar 1694
MotherSarah Tony (Negro Slave)1 b. 1651, d. a 28 May 1700
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1677Frances (of Thos of Em) Driggers was born circa 1677 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Biography*1694Frances Driggers/Drighouse was presented by the Northampton County court for the sin of fornication on 28 May 1694 for which she received thirty lashes and an extension of her indenture by two years. On 28 May 1695 she was presented by the court for bastard bearing and named her master John Brewer as the father, but the court accepted his testimony that he had been over a hundred miles from home when the child had been conceived [OW 1689-98, 274, 279, 314, 322]. She was called the daughter of Thomas and Sarah Driggus on 18 September 1695 when she petitioned the Accomack County court for her freedom, stating that she had attained the age of eighteen, was free born, that John Brewer had sold her indenture to Thomas Mills, and that Mills intended to transport her where her freedom could not be proved. Brewer produced a letter from her mother Sarah, but the court ruled that it was not a formal indenture and set Frances free [Orders 1690-97, 158a, 169a-170]. On 28 February 1699/1700 she was "called Frances Driggus Negro" in Northampton County court when she was given thirty lashes for stealing goods from Arthur Roberts. She was also charged with stealing meat from Charles Trelfo. On 29 December 1702 she failed to answer a summons for bastard bearing [OW&c 1698-1710, 35, 36, 122, 129]. On 28 September 1703 she was called "ye daughter of Sarah Drighouse decd., being a free born negro" when she indentured herself and her unnamed three-week-old daughter to Captain Isaac Foxcroft and his wife Bridget in Northampton County, herself for ten years and her daughter (and any children born during her indenture) until the age of twenty-five in consideration of Foxcroft paying a debt she owed Thomas Clark [DW 1692-1707, 348-9]. On 30 November 1703 she complained to the court that Foxcroft's widow had assigned her indenture to Thomas Ward. On 28 January 1703/4 the court ordered Sarah Drighouse, alias Landman, to pay her for attending four days as a witness in a case in which Sarah was sued by Colonel John Custis [OW&c 1698-1710, 176, 178, 182].1 
Bastard Mother of*28 May 1695She was named as the mother of a bastard child on 28 May 1695 at Northampton Co, VA. She was presented for bastard bearing.1 
Bastard Mother of29 December 1702She was named as the mother of a bastard child on 29 December 1702 at Northampton Co, VA. She failed to answer a summons for bastard bearing.1 
Court - nam in petit*28 December 1703She was named in a petition that was recorded in court records on 28 December 1703 at Northampton Co, VA. Fran Drighouse petitioned the court against Sarah Drighouse, alias Landman, for 4 days attendance, in a difference depending between the Honorable Col. John Custis and by aforesaid Sarah Landman, alias Drighouse, the said Fran. Drighouse making it appear that she attendered the aforesaid 4 days as witness of the aforesaid Drighouse, alias Landman, forthwith pay it with cost.2 

Family

Children 1.Comfort (of Frances) Driggers1 b. b 28 May 1695
 2.Thomas (of Frances of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro)+1 b. b 29 Dec 1702, d. b 14 Jun 1757

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.
  2. [S2144] Frank V. Walcyzk, Northampton Co, VA, Bk 14, Orders & Wills, 1698-1710, Vol 1 (1698-1703), p. 135 (28 Dec 1703 Court).

Comfort (of Frances) Driggers1

F, b. before 28 May 1695
MotherFrances (of Thos of Em) Driggers1 b. c 1677
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*before 28 May 1695Comfort (of Frances) Driggers was born before 28 May 1695 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Bastard Mother of*4 March 1712/13She was named as the mother of a bastard child on 4 March 1712/13 at Accomack, VA. Comfort was presented by the Accomack County court for bastardy on 4 March 1712/3 and on 8 April 1715. Francis Johnson paid her fine for the first child and John Watts was her security for the second [Orders 1710-4, 56a, 58; 1714-17, 7a, 9].1 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Thomas (of Frances of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro)1,2

M, b. before 29 December 1702, d. before 14 June 1757
MotherFrances (of Thos of Em) Driggers1 b. c 1677
Last Edited19 Mar 2021
Birth*before 29 December 1702Thomas (of Frances of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro) was born before 29 December 1702 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1725He married Jean 'Jane' Becket (Free Negro) circa 1725 at Northampton Co, VA.2 
Biography*Thomas Drighouse may have been the illegitimate child born to Frances Driggers in 1702 [OW&c 1698-1710, 122, 129]. He was tithable in 1727 with his wife Jean Beckett, called Jane Drighouse in his household in 1728, and called Jane Beckett in 1729. She was called Jane Drighouse when she was tithable in his household from 1737 to 1744. Other tithables in their household were (her daughter) Sarah Beckett in 1737 and 1738, "Sarah and Comfort" in 1739, (her daughter) Comfort Beckett in 1740 and 1741, Nathaniel Drighouse in 1742 and 1743, and their daughter Esther Drighouse in 1744 [Bell, Northampton County Tithables, 127, 136, 163, 194, 198, 228, 266, 272, 285, 308, 317, 332, 353, 362]. Jane Drighouse was taken into custody in April 1740 as security for the court appearance of her daughter Sarah Becket to answer for having a bastard child [Mihalyka, Loose Papers II:124]. On 14 May 1751 Thomas was security for Comfort Morris's administration of the estate of her deceased husband Jacob Morris [Orders 1748-51, 377]. He called himself a "free Negro" in his 21 April 1757 Northampton County will which was proved 14 June 1757 [WB 21:281]. He named (his wife) Jane Beckett and her three daughters: Hester, Betty, and Lydia Beckett.1 
Security on Admin*14 May 1751Thomas (of Frances of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro) was security on the administration of an estate on 14 May 1751 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Jacob Morris was granted to Comfort Morris with Garner Crosley, Thomas Drighouse securities on a £50 bond. Appraisers Richard Haze, William Roan, Henry Gascoygn & William Westerhouse.3 
Will*21 April 1757Thomas made a will on 21 April 1757 at Northampton Co, VA. In his will Thomas Drighouse, free Negro, gave to Jane Becket bed and furniture for life and then to her dau. Betty, mare "Dapple", and all my hogs. To Betty and Lydia daus. of Jane Becket 3 cows and pewter dishes. To Jane Becket and her daus. Hester, Betty, and Lydia all my sheep. To Betty mare "Pleasure". To Lydia one red chest. Hester Morris to have no part. Jane Becket extrx. Witt: Thomas Barlow, Garner Crosley. Probate - Extrx. is Jane Becket, free Negro.2
 
Death*before 14 June 1757He died before 14 June 1757 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was proved.2 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.
  2. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 371 (will of Thomas Drighouse, free Negro, wife Jane Becket, free Negro).
  3. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 342 (adm of Jacob Morris to Comfort Morris).

Elizabeth (of Thos of Em) Driggers (Negro Slave)1

F, b. circa 1678
FatherThomas (of Em & Frances) Driggers (Rodrigus) (Negro Slave)1 b. c 1644, d. b 25 Mar 1694
MotherSarah Tony (Negro Slave)1 b. 1651, d. a 28 May 1700
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1678Elizabeth (of Thos of Em) Driggers (Negro Slave) was born circa 1678 at Northampton Co, VA.1 

Family

Child 1.Azaricum (of Eliz of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro)+1 b. c 1699, d. b 12 Sep 1738

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Azaricum (of Eliz of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro)1,2

M, b. circa 1699, d. before 12 September 1738
MotherElizabeth (of Thos of Em) Driggers (Negro Slave)1 b. c 1678
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1699Azaricum (of Eliz of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro) was born circa 1699 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Biography*Azaricum Drigghouse may have been the illegitimate child Elizabeth Driggers had by John Pash in Accomack County in 1699 [Orders 1697-1703, 59a]. He was bound apprentice in Northampton County to Richard Carver between 1715 and 1717 with the stipulation that he receive two months of schooling each fall [WD&c 1711-18, 83]. He was a "Negro" Northampton County tithable in Jonah Batson's household in 1721, in his own household in 1722, tithable with his wife Margaret Drighouse in 1724, tithable in 1725 and 1726 with his wife Margaret Drighouse and Tabitha Copes. On 8 June 1725 he paid Tabitha's fine and posted bond to keep the parish harmless from her bastard child [Orders 1722-9, 189]. This suggests that his wife may have been the daughter of Margaret Copes who had a "Maletto Barstard" child in 1699 [OW&c 1698-1710, 36]. He was a "negro" tithable with "malatto" wife Margaret Drighouse and "mallatos" Jacob and Tabitha Carter in 1727, tithable with wife Margaret in 1728, tithable with wife Margaret and a slave named Stephen in 1731, and tithable with his wife Margaret in 1737 [L.P 1721-1727; Bell, Northampton County Tithables, 16, 34, 47, 65, 92, 115, 127, 145, 165, 167, 202, 213, 221, 254]. He was committed to the stocks on 16 April 1726 for misbehavior before the court. He sued Jeremiah Townsend for assault and battery on 14 February 1726/7 and sued Thomas Downs for trespass and assault on 11 March 1731/2. His suit against Jacob Carter was agreed on 12 March 1728/9. He was presented for profane swearing on 10 December 1734 [Orders 1722-9, 240, 273, 279, 377; 1729-32, 138]. He had acquired a slave named Bridget by 13 July 1736 when her age was adjudged at nine years and a slave named Harry before 13 September 1737 when his age was adjudged at twelve years [Orders 1732-42, 142, 146, 222, 275]. He wrote his 2 June 1738 will which was proved 12 September the same year. He left two slaves to his son Isaiah and named sons Jacob and Josiah [WB 18:279]. His two page inventory, including a bible, was presented in court on 14 December 1742 by "Mark Beckett who Intermarried with the said Decedent's Widow & Executrix" [Orders 1742-8, 33, 56]. Margaret Drighouse was tithable in Henry Japson's household in 1738 and in her own household with her son Isaiah Drighouse and William Carter in 1739. She had married Mark Beckett by June 1740 when she was taxable in his household [Bell, Northampton County Tithables, 277, 292, 305].1 
Marriage*circa 1720He married Margaret 'Peggy' Copes (mulatto), daughter of Margaret Copes, circa 1720 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Will*2 June 1738Azaricum made a will on 2 June 1738 at Northampton Co, VA. In his will Asaricum Drighouse gave to my beloved wife [no name] the two ns. during her widowhood and then the said ns. to be div. by all. To my son Isaiah all my tools. Remaining estate to be div. by my wife and my two sons Isaiah and Jacob. Wife and Isaiah Drighouse extrs. Witt: Ralph Pigot, Elizabeth Mack Donald, Henry Jephson, Stratton Capell. Probate - The testator is further identified as a Negro. The name of the will appointed extrx. is Margaret Drighouse.2 
Death*before 12 September 1738He died before 12 September 1738 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was proved.2 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.
  2. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 301 (will of Asaricum Drighouse, wife Margaret Drighouse).

John (of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (free mulatto)1

M, b. circa 1680, d. before 9 September 1729
FatherThomas (of Em & Frances) Driggers (Rodrigus) (Negro Slave)1 b. c 1644, d. b 25 Mar 1694
MotherSarah Tony (Negro Slave)1 b. 1651, d. a 28 May 1700
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1680John (of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (free mulatto) was born circa 1680 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1720He married (-----) (-----) (Free Mulatto) circa 1720 at Northampton Co, VA.2 
Death*before 9 September 1729John (of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (free mulatto) died before 9 September 1729 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of John Drighouse was granted to Gertrude Harmanson. The widow [no name] of the dec'd refused to admr. Appraisers: Hillary Stringer, John Savage, Thomas Coffigan(sic) & Abraham Collins.2 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.
  2. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 254 (adm of John Drighouse to Gertrude Harmanson).

Nathaniel (of Jno of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse)1

M, b. 1 July 1720
FatherJohn (of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (free mulatto)1 b. c 1680, d. b 9 Sep 1729
Mother(-----) (-----) (Free Mulatto)2 b. c 1700
Last Edited19 Mar 2021
Birth*1 July 1720Nathaniel (of Jno of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) was born on 1 July 1720 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Bound Out*10 February 1729/30He was bound out on 10 February 1729/30 at Northampton Co, VA. He was bound to Benjamin Dunton in Northampton County on 10 February 1729/30 [Orders 1729-32, 4].1 
Biography*between 1739 and 1794Nathaniel Drighouse was taxable in Northampton County in Thomas Westerhouse's household in 1739, in Thomas Drighouse's household in 1742, and in the household of John Custis Matthews in 1743 and 1744. Jonathan Tilney sued him for trespass on 12 June 1744, but the case was dismissed on agreement of the parties. Thomas Marshall, Gent., sued him for minor debts on 10 July 1750 and 10 June 1752 [Orders 1742-8, 162; 1748-51, 241; 1751-3, 243]. He was head of a household with (his wife?) Bridget Drighouse and Rebecca Reed in 1765, with Bridget in 1769 [Bell, Northampton County Tithables, 354, 371, 399], and taxable from 1782 to 1801: called Nathan, Sr., in 1794 and 1801 [PPTL, 1782-1823, frames 4. 95, 172, 193, 306]. Perhaps Bridget was the Bridget Drighouse who registered as a "free Negro" in Northampton County on 12 June 1794 [Orders 1789-95, 358].1 
Marriage*circa 1760He married Bridget (-----) (Free Negro) circa 1760 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
BiographyNathaniel may have been the ancestor of:
i. Sarah, born 11 June 1743, a four-year-old orphan bound apprentice to William Holland in Northampton County on 13 October 1747 [Orders 1742-8, 463] and taxable in the household of Edmund Custis in 1765 [Bell, Northampton County Tithables, 379].
ii. Elizabeth, born say 1760, mother of Esther Drighouse who was nine years old the 15th August next when she was bound by the Northampton County court to William Simkins, Jr., on 9 June 1789 [Minutes 1787-9, 285].
iii. Nathan2, born 10 May 1768, two years old when he was bound apprentice to Francis Costen in Northampton County on 15 August 1770 [Minutes 1765-71, 382]. He was taxable in Northampton County from 1790 to 1813, called Nathan Driggers, Jr. [PPTL, 1782-1823, frames 115, 172, 191, 306, 533]. He married Elizabeth Bingham, 23 January 1794 Northampton County bond, Reubin Reed surety; and second, Polly Jeffry, 24 July 1810 Northampton County bond, Abraham Lang surety.
iv. Leah, registered as a "free Negro" in Northampton County on 12 June 1794 [Orders 1789-95, 358], married Lightly Collins, 3 January 1795 Northampton County bond, Thomas Lewis surety.
v. George, born say 1777, registered as a "free Negro" in Northampton County on 13 June 1794 [Orders 1789-95, 364], married Peggy Land (Lang), 2 March 1798 Northampton county bond, Abraham Lang surety, and was taxable in Northampton County from 1795 to 1798 [PPTL, 1782-1823, frames 193, 245].
vi. Jacob, registered as a "free Negro" in Northampton County on 13 June 1794 [Orders 1789-95, 364] and was a "free Negro" taxable in Northampton County from 1796 to 1797 [PPTL, 1782-1823, frame 208].
vii. Dilly, registered as a "free Negro" in Northampton County on 12 June 1794 [Orders 1789-95, 358], married Revel Morris, 7 September 1801 Northampton County bond, James Smith surety. She was still called Dilly Driggus when she was a "Negro" listed in the Indian town of Northampton County in 1813 [PPTL 1782-1823, frame 533] and head of a Northampton County household of 7 "free colored" in 1820 [VA:216A], called Dilly Drighouse on 22 June 1824 when she consented to the marriage of her daughter Sukey Drighouse to Littleton Sample.
viii. Elishe, married Daniel Liverpool, 25 June 1799 Northampton County bond, Josias Liverpool surety.
ix. William8, born say 1780, married Ann Bingham, 25 September 1802 Northampton County bond, Samuel Beavans surety. He was taxable in Northampton County from 1796 to 1809, a "N"(egro) living in the Indian town in 1809 [PPTL, 1782-1823, frames 208, 469]. Ann Drighouse was a "Negro" living in the Indian Town of Northampton County in 1813 [PPTL 1782-1823, frame 533].1 

Family

Bridget (-----) (Free Negro) b. c 1740
Child 1.Nathan Driggers Jr. (Drighouse) (Free Negro)1 b. 10 May 1768, d. b 8 Feb 1808

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.
  2. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 254 (adm of John Drighouse to Gertrude Harmanson).

Johnson (of Jno of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (free mulatto)1

M, b. August 1727
FatherJohn (of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (free mulatto)1 b. c 1680, d. b 9 Sep 1729
Mother(-----) (-----) (Free Mulatto)2 b. c 1700
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*August 1727Johnson (of Jno of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (free mulatto) was born in August 1727 at Northampton Co, VA.1 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.
  2. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 254 (adm of John Drighouse to Gertrude Harmanson).

Solomon (of Jno of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse)1

M, b. June 1728
FatherJohn (of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (free mulatto)1 b. c 1680, d. b 9 Sep 1729
Mother(-----) (-----) (Free Mulatto)2 b. c 1700
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*June 1728Solomon (of Jno of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) was born in June 1728 at Northampton Co, VA.1 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.
  2. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 254 (adm of John Drighouse to Gertrude Harmanson).

William (of Thos of Em) Driggers1

M, b. circa 1682, d. before 7 May 1722
FatherThomas (of Em & Frances) Driggers (Rodrigus) (Negro Slave)1 b. c 1644, d. b 25 Mar 1694
MotherSarah Tony (Negro Slave)1 b. 1651, d. a 28 May 1700
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1682William (of Thos of Em) Driggers was born circa 1682 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Marriage*before April 1708He married Mary Winslow before April 1708 at Somerset Co, MD.1 
Death*before 7 May 1722William (of Thos of Em) Driggers died before 7 May 1722 at Somerset Co, MD. It was on this date that his will was proved.1 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Mary Winslow1

F, b. circa 1685
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1685Mary Winslow was born circa 1685 at Somerset Co, MD.1 
Married Namebefore April 1708 As of before April 1708,her married name was Driggers.1 
Marriage*before April 1708She married William (of Thos of Em) Driggers, son of Thomas (of Em & Frances) Driggers (Rodrigus) (Negro Slave) and Sarah Tony (Negro Slave), before April 1708 at Somerset Co, MD.1 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

William (of Wm of Thos of Em) Driggers1

M, b. circa 1702
FatherWilliam (of Thos of Em) Driggers1 b. c 1682, d. b 7 May 1722
MotherMary Winslow1 b. c 1685
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1702William (of Wm of Thos of Em) Driggers was born circa 1702 at Somerset Co, MD.1 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Winslow (of Wm of Thos of Em) Driggers1

M, b. circa 1705
FatherWilliam (of Thos of Em) Driggers1 b. c 1682, d. b 7 May 1722
MotherMary Winslow1 b. c 1685
Last Edited19 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1705Winslow (of Wm of Thos of Em) Driggers was born circa 1705 at Somerset Co, MD.1 
Biography*between 1724 and 1729Winslow Driggers was taxable in the Baltimore Hundred, Somerset County, Maryland household of Jane Drigus in 1724 and in the household of Isabee Parkins in 1725 [List of Taxables]. He may have been identical to ___ Drigers who was taxable in William Beckett's Little Creek Hundred, Kent County, Delaware household in 1727 and ___ Driggers who was taxable in the Murderkill Hundred, Kent County household of ___ Perkins (Isaac Perkins) in 1729 [Kent County Assessments, Film RG3535, reel 1, frame 354, 364].
He may have been the ancestor of:
i. Drake, taxable in Indian River and Angola Hundreds, Sussex County, Delaware, from 1770 to 1787 [Assessments, Delaware Archives film RG 2535]. Administration of his Sussex County will was granted to John Wiltbank on 2 September 1788. He named his sister Rhoda Hodgskin [de Valinger, Calendar of Sussex County Probate Records, 195].
ii. Rhoda, sister of Drake Driggers, married Jonas Hodgskin.
iii. Richard, taxable in Kent County, Delaware, in 1773 [Kent County Assessments, frame 0183].
iv. Luke, taxable in Lewes and Rehobeth Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, in 1774.
v. Benjamin, taxable in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, in 1777.
vi. William5, born say 1765, a delinquent taxpayer in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, in 1787, taxable in Dover, Kent County in 1788, and head of a Sussex County, Delaware household of 6 "other free" in 1800 [DE:425].
vii. Betty, married Peter Beckett on 27 November 1788 at Lewes and Coolspring Presbyterian Church [Wright, Vital Records of Kent and Sussex Counties, 132].
viii. Noval, head of a Sussex County, Delaware household of 3 "other free" in 1800 [DE:425].1 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

John (of Wm of Thos of Em) Driggers1

M, b. circa 1710
FatherWilliam (of Thos of Em) Driggers1 b. c 1682, d. b 7 May 1722
MotherMary Winslow1 b. c 1685
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1710John (of Wm of Thos of Em) Driggers was born circa 1710 at Somerset Co, MD.1 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Sabra (of Wm of Thos of Em) Driggers (mulatto)1

F, b. circa 1722
FatherWilliam (of Thos of Em) Driggers1 b. c 1682, d. b 7 May 1722
MotherMary Winslow1 b. c 1685
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1722Sabra (of Wm of Thos of Em) Driggers (mulatto) was born circa 1722 at Somerset Co, MD.1 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Johnson (of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drigus) (mulatto)1

M, b. circa 1686, d. after 21 December 1760
FatherThomas (of Em & Frances) Driggers (Rodrigus) (Negro Slave)1 b. c 1644, d. b 25 Mar 1694
MotherSarah Tony (Negro Slave)1 b. 1651, d. a 28 May 1700
Last Edited26 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1686Johnson (of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drigus) (mulatto) was born circa 1686 at Northampton Co, MD.1 
Lived*1731He lived in 1731 at Great Bridge & Sugg's Mills, Norfolk Co, VA.1 
Court - appeared in*11 August 1752He appeared in court on 11 August 1752 at Craven Co, NC. Johnston Driggers came into court & made oath that his family consisted of seven black persons, for which he claimed headrights.2 
Land deed named in*21 December 1760He was named in a deed on 21 December 1760 at Lower Broad Creek, Craven Co, NC. His son was called "Johnson Driggers, free Negro, son of Johnston Driggers" in the deed by which he bought 75 acres on the east side of the head of Lower Broad Creek [DB 2:84]. (NOTE: Normally if he was dead at this time, they would have showed him as "Johnston Driggers, dec'd.")1 
Death*after 21 December 1760He died after 21 December 1760 at Craven Co, NC.1 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.
  2. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition, p. 431.

Johnson (of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers Senr. (Drigus) (mulatto)1

M, b. circa 1716, d. after 20 January 1800
FatherJohnson (of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drigus) (mulatto)1 b. c 1686, d. a 21 Dec 1760
Last Edited19 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1716Johnson (of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers Senr. (Drigus) (mulatto) was born circa 1716 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Biography*between 1732 and 1793Johnson Driggers was taxable in 1732 in Norfolk County, Virginia [Wingo, Norfolk County Tithables 1730-50, 55]. He was listed with Caleb Drigers at the end of the 8 March 1754 muster roll of Captain Casson Brinson's Craven County, North Carolina Company [Clark, Colonial Soldiers of the South, 701; Troop Returns, box 1, folder 26]. On 21 December 1760 he was called "Johnson Driggers, free negro, son of Johnston Driggers" in the deed by which he bought 75 acres in Craven County on the east side of the head of Lower Broad Creek [DB 2:84]. In 1764 he was taxed in Beaufort County on himself and his wife: Driggott, John & wife 2 Black tithes [SS 837].
He was living near the Bay River when he sold 60 acres of his Lower Broad Creek land on 31 August 1793 [DB 32:301]. Since he was not living there when he sold it, he may have been the subscriber who placed the following ad in the 10 April 1778 edition of the North Carolina Gazette of New Bern: Broad Creek on Neuse River, April 9. On Saturday night, April the 4th, broke into the house of the subscriber at the head of Green's Creek, where I had some small property under the care of Ann Driggus, a free negro woman, two men in disguise, with marks on their faces, and clubs in their hands, beat and wounded her terribly and carried away four of her children, three girls and a boy, the biggest of said girls got off in the dark and made her escape, one of the girls name is Becca, and other Charita, the boy is named Shadrack ... [Fouts, NC Gazette of New Bern, I:65-66].1 
Land bought*21 December 1760He bought land on 21 December 1760 at Lower Broad Creek, Craven Co, NC. He was called "Johnson Driggers, free Negro, son of Johnston Driggers" in the deed by which he bought 75 acres on the east side of the head of Lower Broad Creek [DB 2:84].1 
Census head*1790Johnson was listed as a head of household in the census of 1790 at Craven Co, NC. He was shown as head of a household with 4 "other free" persons.1 
Census head*1800Johnson was listed as a head of household in the census of 1800 at Beaufort Co, NC. After selling his 40 acres on Bay River in Craven Co, NC, in January 1800, he moved to Beaufort County where he was head of a household of 10 "other free" in 1800 called "Johnston Griggers Senr."1 
Land sold*20 January 1800He sold land on 20 January 1800 at Bay River, Craven Co, NC. Johnson Driggers and (his son-in-law?) Joshua Lindsey sold his 40 acres on the south side of Bay River [DB 34:361].1 
Death*after 20 January 1800He died after 20 January 1800 at Beaufort Co, NC. He died sometime after selling his land and after the 1800 census.1 
BiographyAccording to this source he was the father of the following children. However, this source shows him living to the age of 110 years and selling 80 acres in Beaufort Co, NC with his wife Mary on 28 Nov 1801. I'm assuming it was his son Johnston Driggers Jr. who married Mary on 15 July 1801 and it was his son Johnston Jr who sold the 80 acres with his wife Mary on 28 Nov 1801. Below are his children as shown by this source, which is different then shown in the MilesFiles family structure, per my interpertation of the information based primarily on ages.
i. Elizabeth3, born say 1745.
ii. Eleanor, born say 1750, a "Black" taxable in Craven County in 1769 [SS 837].
iii. Ann, born say 1755.
iv. William6, born before 1776, head of a Buncombe County household of 3 "other free" in 1820 [NC:79].
vi. Sucky Drigg, married William Godett, 25 May 1806 Craven County bond, Elijah George bondsman.
vi. Johnston3 Jr., born say 1775, head of a Beaufort County household of 4 "other free" in 1800 [NC:8]. He married Mary Driggers, 15 July 1801 Craven County bond with Shadrack Driggers bondsman.
vii. ?Max, born before 1776, head of a Craven County household of 5 "free colored" in 1830. The sheriff sold 60 acres of his land on the north side of the Neuse River and north side of Northwest Creek for $40 in order to satisfy a debt of $25 with interest from 1 January 1813 which Max owed Nathan Smith [DB 49:32].
viii. Peregrin, born about 1800, head of a Craven County household of 4 "free colored" in 1830. He and Churchill Driggers sold 200 acres on Chapel Creek on the north side of Bay River on 21 October 1833 for $10, being land descended to them by the death of their mother Polly Driggers [DB 55:303].
ix. Churcwell/ Churchill.
x. Sena, purchased land on the west side of Muddy Street at the northeast corner of Lot 398 in New Bern on 6 October 1829 [DB 47:188].1 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Mark (of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drigus) (mulatto)1

M, b. circa 1723
FatherJohnson (of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drigus) (mulatto)1 b. c 1686, d. a 21 Dec 1760
Last Edited19 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1723Mark (of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drigus) (mulatto) was born circa 1723 at Norfolk Co, VA.1 
Land patented*11 October 1749He patented land on 11 October 1749 at Craven Co, NC. Mark Driggers received 100 acres joining a branch of Gum Swamp and Jumping Run [Hoffman, Land Patents, II:256].1 
Land sold*18 December 1760He sold land on 18 December 1760 at Craven Co, NC. Mark Driggers sold 100 acres joining a branch of Gum Swamp and Jumping Run [DB 2:126].1 
Land patented17 February 1767He patented land on 17 February 1767 at Reedy Creek, Little Pee Dee River, SC. Mark Driggers received 100 acres at this location, based on a plat of 2 Sept 1766 [S.C. Archives, series S213184, vol. 8, p. 549; series S213019, 14:243].1 
Census head*1790Mark was listed as a head of household in the census of 1790 at Cheraw District, SC. He was head of a household of 3 whites.1 
Census head*1800Mark was listed as a head of household in the census of 1800 at Marlboro Co, SC. He was head of a household of 7 whites.1 
Biography*He may have been the father of the following children:
i. Ephraim, born before 1755, a "Molato" taxable in Bladen County in 1776 [Byrd, Bladen County Tax Lists, I:64, 77], head of a Liberty County, South Carolina household of 14 whites in 1800 [SC:798].
ii. Matthew2, head of a Cheraw District household of 5 whites in 1790 [SC:49] and 12 "other free" in Marlboro County in 1800 [SC:59].
iii. Naomi, head of a Marlboro County household of 9 "other free" in 1800 [SC:59]. Administration on her estate was granted to Gilbert Sweat on 3 May 1815 in Marlboro County court on $250 bond, Benjamin and Solomon Sweat bondsmen [Minutes of the Court of Ordinary, 123].
iv. Thomas5, taxable on 1 "Mullators & free Negroes & other slaves" in Prince Frederick Parish, South Carolina, in 1784 [S.C. Tax Returns 1783-1800, frame 45], counted as white in 1790, head of a Cheraw District household of 2 males over 16, 4 under 16, and 5 females [SC:49] and head of a Marlboro County household of 8 "other free" in 1800 [SC:59]. He recorded a plat for 200 acres in Craven County, South Carolina, near Buck Swamp on 27 January 1767 [South Carolina Archives, Series S213184, 9:149], and he (signing) and his wife Betty were in Prince George Parish on 20 October 1778 when they sold this land for , 3,000 with James Shoemake (signing) as witness [Marion County DB F:108].
v. John2, head of a Marlboro County household of 7 "other free" in 1800 [SC:59].1 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Thomas (of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drigus) (mulatto)1

M, b. circa 1724, d. after 31 August 1759
FatherJohnson (of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drigus) (mulatto)1 b. c 1686, d. a 21 Dec 1760
Last Edited19 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1724Thomas (of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drigus) (mulatto) was born circa 1724 at Norfolk Co, VA.1 
Biography*Thomas was sued in Chowan County General Court in March 1745 by Susannah Lister but "was not to be found" [Chowan County General Court Dockets, 1742-45, Actions Returnable to March 1745 General Court, Docket #102]. He purchased 100 acres in Craven County known by the name of Branches Ridges from Thomas Philips on 20 September 1748 for 100 pounds and was a resident of Craven County on 18 December 1770 when he sold this land known by the name of "Braun Ridges" [DB 4:277; 19:103]. He entered 100 acres in Bladen County south of Drowning Creek on 31 August 1759 [Philbeck, Bladen County Land Entries, no. 1147] and may have been the Thomas Driggers who was in Bedford County, Virginia, on 27 July 1779 when he proved in court that he had served as a regular soldier among the new levies under the command of Col. Byrd in the Year 1760 (in the French and Indian War) [Minutes 1774-82, 241].1 
Death*after 31 August 1759He died after 31 August 1759 at Bladen Co, NC. He entered 100 acres south of Drowning Creek on this date.1 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Matthew (of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drigus) (mulatto)1

M, b. circa 1725, d. before 13 July 1765
FatherJohnson (of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drigus) (mulatto)1 b. c 1686, d. a 21 Dec 1760
Last Edited19 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1725Matthew (of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drigus) (mulatto) was born circa 1725 at Norfolk Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1755He married Catian Driggers (widow) circa 1755 at South Carolina.1 
Death*before 13 July 1765Matthew (of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drigus) (mulatto) died before 13 July 1765 at Prince George's Parish, SC. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Matthew Driggers was granted to Gideon Gibson, his greatest creditor [SCH&GM: 23, 35].1 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Caleb of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drigus) (mulatto)1

M, b. circa 1730
FatherJohnson (of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drigus) (mulatto)1 b. c 1686, d. a 21 Dec 1760
Last Edited19 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1730Caleb of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drigus) (mulatto) was born circa 1730 at Norfolk Co, VA.1 
Biography*Caleb was number 43 in the 8 March 1754 muster roll of Captain Casson Brinson's Craven County Company, listed next to Johnston Drigers [Clark, Colonial Soldiers of the South, 701].1 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

William (of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers1

M, b. circa 1737, d. 1822
FatherJohnson (of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drigus) (mulatto)1 b. c 1686, d. a 21 Dec 1760
Last Edited26 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1737William (of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers was born circa 1737 at Norfolk Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1755He married Mary Kirby, daughter of Charles Kirby and Sarah (-----), circa 1755 at Cumberland Co, NC. There is no firm documentation on William Driggers' marriage. The prevailing opinion is that his wife was Mary Kirby (Wm having been Admrr of her father's estate) whose grandfather came from England. No Native American ancestry.2 
Land acknowledged de*1758William (of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers acknowledged deed in 1758 at Cumberland Co, NC. William purchased 100 acres on Raft Swamp in Cumberland County, North Carolina, in 1758 for 25 pounds and sold this land on 1 March 1764 for 60 pounds [DB 1:333; 2:357].1 
Land sold*1 March 1764He sold land on 1 March 1764 at Cumberland Co, NC. William sold this land on 1 March 1764 for 60 pounds [DB 1:333; 2:357].1 
Land deed named in*22 July 1769He was named in a deed on 22 July 1769 at Gum Swamp, Drowning Creek, Bladen Co, NC. His improvements on Gum Swamp east of Drowning Creek were named in a 22 July 1769 Bladen County deed [DB:91].1 
Est Settm't F-in-law*December 1788He was named in the settlement of his father-in-law's estate in December 1788 at Marlboro Co, SC. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Charles Kirby was granted to William Driggers.1 
Death*1822He died in 1822 at Bulloch Co, GA.2 

Family

Mary Kirby b. c 1738
Marriage*circa 1755He married Mary Kirby, daughter of Charles Kirby and Sarah (-----), circa 1755 at Cumberland Co, NC. There is no firm documentation on William Driggers' marriage. The prevailing opinion is that his wife was Mary Kirby (Wm having been Admrr of her father's estate) whose grandfather came from England. No Native American ancestry.2 
Child 1.Jonas (of Wm of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers+2 b. 1755, d. 3 Nov 1822

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.
  2. [S3120] Sandra Lea Todd, African-American Origins for Sandra Lea Todd (Descent from Manuel Rodigrues born Angola, Africa, circa 1620), p. 18.

Winslow (of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drigus) (mulatto)1

M, b. circa 1739, d. after 1770
FatherJohnson (of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drigus) (mulatto)1 b. c 1686, d. a 21 Dec 1760
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1739Winslow (of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drigus) (mulatto) was born circa 1739 at Norfolk Co, VA.1 
Biography*between 1759 and 1770Winslow Driggers was number 12 in the muster roll of Captain Alexander McKintosh's Company of Colonel George Gabriel Powell's Battalion of South Carolina Militia "Serving in the Late Expedition Against the Cherokees from October 11, 1759 to January 15, 1760" [Clark, Colonial Soldiers of the South, 892]. He was a notorious leader of one of the outlaw, back-country communities which were said to be composed of both white and mixed-race men. In the fall of the year 1770 he escaped from jail in Savannah, Georgia, and returned to the area of the Little Peedee River in North and South Carolina where he continued his outlaw career. He was described as: about six Feet; Complexion, black; Visage, pale, being much reduced by Sickness; Hair, black and long, generally cued. The following year a band of ex-Regulators captured him at his hideout near Drowning Creek and used the provisions of the Negro Act as an excuse to hang him on the spot [Brown, South Carolina Regulators, 29-31, 103; Saunders, Colonial Records of North Carolina, IX:725, 771].1 
Death*after 1770He died after 1770 at Drowning Creek, Bladen Co, NC.1 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Jean 'Jane' Becket (Free Negro)1

F, b. circa 1705
Last Edited24 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1705Jean 'Jane' Becket (Free Negro) was born circa 1705 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Married Namecirca 1725 As of circa 1725,her married name was Driggers. 
Marriage*circa 1725She married Thomas (of Frances of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro), son of Frances (of Thos of Em) Driggers, circa 1725 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Will - Husb's*21 April 1757Jean was named in her husband's will on 21 April 1757 at Northampton Co, VA. In his will Thomas Drighouse, free Negro, gave to Jane Becket bed and furniture for life and then to her dau. Betty, mare "Dapple", and all my hogs. To Betty and Lydia daus. of Jane Becket 3 cows and pewter dishes. To Jane Becket and her daus. Hester, Betty, and Lydia all my sheep. To Betty mare "Pleasure". To Lydia one red chest. Hester Morris to have no part. Jane Becket extrx. Witt: Thomas Barlow, Garner Crosley. Probate - Extrx. is Jane Becket, free Negro.1 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 371 (will of Thomas Drighouse, free Negro, wife Jane Becket, free Negro).
  2. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Betty Becket1

F, b. circa 1730
FatherThomas (of Frances of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro)1 b. b 29 Dec 1702, d. b 14 Jun 1757
MotherJean 'Jane' Becket (Free Negro)1 b. c 1705
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1730Betty Becket was born circa 1730 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*21 April 1757Betty was named in her father's will on 21 April 1757 at Northampton Co, VA. In his will Thomas Drighouse, free Negro, gave to Jane Becket bed and furniture for life and then to her dau. Betty, mare "Dapple", and all my hogs. To Betty and Lydia daus. of Jane Becket 3 cows and pewter dishes. To Jane Becket and her daus. Hester, Betty, and Lydia all my sheep. To Betty mare "Pleasure". To Lydia one red chest. Hester Morris to have no part. Jane Becket extrx. Witt: Thomas Barlow, Garner Crosley. Probate - Extrx. is Jane Becket, free Negro.1 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 371 (will of Thomas Drighouse, free Negro, wife Jane Becket, free Negro).

Hester Becket (Free Negro)1

F, b. circa 1728
FatherThomas (of Frances of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro)1 b. b 29 Dec 1702, d. b 14 Jun 1757
MotherJean 'Jane' Becket (Free Negro)1 b. c 1705
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1728Hester Becket (Free Negro) was born circa 1728 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*21 April 1757Hester was named in her father's will on 21 April 1757 at Northampton Co, VA. In his will Thomas Drighouse, free Negro, gave to Jane Becket bed and furniture for life and then to her dau. Betty, mare "Dapple", and all my hogs. To Betty and Lydia daus. of Jane Becket 3 cows and pewter dishes. To Jane Becket and her daus. Hester, Betty, and Lydia all my sheep. To Betty mare "Pleasure". To Lydia one red chest. Hester Morris to have no part. Jane Becket extrx. Witt: Thomas Barlow, Garner Crosley. Probate - Extrx. is Jane Becket, free Negro.1 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 371 (will of Thomas Drighouse, free Negro, wife Jane Becket, free Negro).

Lydia Becket (Free Negro)1

F, b. circa 1732
FatherThomas (of Frances of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro)1 b. b 29 Dec 1702, d. b 14 Jun 1757
MotherJean 'Jane' Becket (Free Negro)1 b. c 1705
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1732Lydia Becket (Free Negro) was born circa 1732 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*21 April 1757Lydia was named in her father's will on 21 April 1757 at Northampton Co, VA. In his will Thomas Drighouse, free Negro, gave to Jane Becket bed and furniture for life and then to her dau. Betty, mare "Dapple", and all my hogs. To Betty and Lydia daus. of Jane Becket 3 cows and pewter dishes. To Jane Becket and her daus. Hester, Betty, and Lydia all my sheep. To Betty mare "Pleasure". To Lydia one red chest. Hester Morris to have no part. Jane Becket extrx. Witt: Thomas Barlow, Garner Crosley. Probate - Extrx. is Jane Becket, free Negro.1 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 371 (will of Thomas Drighouse, free Negro, wife Jane Becket, free Negro).

Margaret 'Peggy' Copes (mulatto)1

F, b. 1699
MotherMargaret Copes1 b. c 1680
Last Edited19 Mar 2021
Birth*1699Margaret 'Peggy' Copes (mulatto) was born in 1699 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Married Namecirca 1720 As of circa 1720,her married name was Driggers.1 
Marriage*circa 1720She married Azaricum (of Eliz of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro), son of Elizabeth (of Thos of Em) Driggers (Negro Slave), circa 1720 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Will - Husb's*2 June 1738Margaret was named in her husband's will on 2 June 1738 at Northampton Co, VA. In his will Asaricum Drighouse gave to my beloved wife [no name] the two ns. during her widowhood and then the said ns. to be div. by all. To my son Isaiah all my tools. Remaining estate to be div. by my wife and my two sons Isaiah and Jacob. Wife and Isaiah Drighouse extrs. Witt: Ralph Pigot, Elizabeth Mack Donald, Henry Jephson, Stratton Capell. Probate - The testator is further identified as a Negro. The name of the will appointed extrx. is Margaret Drighouse.1 
Married Namecirca 1741 As of circa 1741,her married name was Becket.1 
Marriage*circa 1741She married Mark Becket (Free Negro) circa 1741 at Northampton Co, VA.1 

Family 2

Mark Becket (Free Negro) b. c 1700

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.
  2. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 301 (will of Asaricum Drighouse, wife Margaret Drighouse).

Margaret Copes1

F, b. circa 1680
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1680Margaret Copes was born circa 1680 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Bastard Mother of*1699She was named as the mother of a bastard child in 1699 at Northampton Co, VA. Margaret Copes had a "Maletto Barstard" child in 1699.1 

Family

Children 1.Margaret 'Peggy' Copes (mulatto)+1 b. 1699
 2.Tabitha Copes1 b. c 1702

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Tabitha Copes1

F, b. circa 1702
MotherMargaret Copes1 b. c 1680
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1702Tabitha Copes was born circa 1702 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Bastard Mother of*8 June 1725She was named as the mother of a bastard child on 8 June 1725 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that Azaricum Drighouse paid Tabitha Copes' fine and posted bond to keep the parish harmless from her bastard child. [Orders 1722-29, p. 189]1 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Isaiah (of Aza of Eliz of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (mulatto)1

M, b. circa 1720, d. before 12 April 1743
FatherAzaricum (of Eliz of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro)1 b. c 1699, d. b 12 Sep 1738
MotherMargaret 'Peggy' Copes (mulatto)1 b. 1699
Last Edited19 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1720Isaiah (of Aza of Eliz of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (mulatto) was born circa 1720 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*2 June 1738Isaiah was named in his father's will on 2 June 1738 at Northampton Co, VA. In his will Asaricum Drighouse gave to my beloved wife [no name] the two ns. during her widowhood and then the said ns. to be div. by all. To my son Isaiah all my tools. Remaining estate to be div. by my wife and my two sons Isaiah and Jacob. Wife and Isaiah Drighouse extrs. Witt: Ralph Pigot, Elizabeth Mack Donald, Henry Jephson, Stratton Capell. Probate - The testator is further identified as a Negro. The name of the will appointed extrx. is Margaret Drighouse.1 
Marriage*circa 1740He married Sarah (of Jane Becket) Becket (Free Negro), daughter of Thomas (of Frances of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro) and Jean 'Jane' Becket (Free Negro), circa 1740 at Northampton Co, VA.2 
Death*before 12 April 1743Isaiah (of Aza of Eliz of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (mulatto) died before 12 April 1743 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that his widow Sarah Drigghouse asked the court to appoint someone to divide his estate.2 
Biography*(His mother) Peggy Beckett returned the division of his estate to the court two months later on 14 June. On 13 July 1743 Mark and Margaret Beckett brought a bill in chancery against Jacob Drighouse (Isaiah's brother) and Leah Drighouse (Isaiah's orphan), petitioning for the sale and division of slave Bridget and her son Paul who descended to them by the will of Azaricum Drighouse [Orders 1742-8, 97, 101, 107-8, 112]. Isaiah's widow Sarah Drighouse was taxable in Mark and Margaret Beckett's household from 1740 to 1743 and taxable in her own household in 1744 [Bell, Northampton County Tithables, 305, 328, 334, 350, 361]. Isaiah was probably identical to Isaac Draghouse who was listed among the soldiers who died on 9 June 1741 while serving aboard His Majesty's ship Princess Caroline [Clark, Colonial Soldiers of the South, 142]. Sarah Drighouse, a "free Negro," received 5 pounds on 21 September 1744 for the services of her unnamed husband who died in the expedition against the Spanish [McIlwaine, Journals of the House of Burgesses, 87, 101]. Sarah died before 10 July 1745 when the sheriff was ordered to pay Mark Beckett 1 pound, 8 shillings from the sale of her estate [Orders 1742-8, 230].2 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 301 (will of Asaricum Drighouse, wife Margaret Drighouse).
  2. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Jacob (of Aza of Eliz of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (mulatto)1

M, b. circa 1728
FatherAzaricum (of Eliz of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro)1 b. c 1699, d. b 12 Sep 1738
MotherMargaret 'Peggy' Copes (mulatto)1 b. 1699
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1728Jacob (of Aza of Eliz of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (mulatto) was born circa 1728 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*2 June 1738Jacob was named in his father's will on 2 June 1738 at Northampton Co, VA. In his will Asaricum Drighouse gave to my beloved wife [no name] the two ns. during her widowhood and then the said ns. to be div. by all. To my son Isaiah all my tools. Remaining estate to be div. by my wife and my two sons Isaiah and Jacob. Wife and Isaiah Drighouse extrs. Witt: Ralph Pigot, Elizabeth Mack Donald, Henry Jephson, Stratton Capell. Probate - The testator is further identified as a Negro. The name of the will appointed extrx. is Margaret Drighouse.1 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 301 (will of Asaricum Drighouse, wife Margaret Drighouse).

Josiah (of Aza of Eliz of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (mulatto)1

M, b. circa 1730
FatherAzaricum (of Eliz of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro)1 b. c 1699, d. b 12 Sep 1738
MotherMargaret 'Peggy' Copes (mulatto)1 b. 1699
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1730Josiah (of Aza of Eliz of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (mulatto) was born circa 1730 at Northampton Co, VA.1 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Anthony Jenden (Free Negro)1

M, b. circa 1615, d. before 28 November 1660
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1615Anthony Jenden (Free Negro) was born circa 1615.1 
Will*13 November 1660Anthony made a will on 13 November 1660 at Northampton Co, VA. In his will Anthony Jenden gave to dau. Jone one cow, a bull calf, my new chest, feather bed and green rug. To Sangos['s] dau. Johana the 1st cow calf of the cow given to Jone. To my son Peter a suit of clothes. To my dau.'s son a gun and hat. To my other grandchild Jane one rug and blanket and one heifer. My friends John Wise and George Truett to oversee. Witt: Daniel Till, John Casader. Probate - Proved by the oaths of John Wise and Daniel Till.1 
Death*before 28 November 1660He died before 28 November 1660 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was proved.1 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 62 (will of Anthony Jenden, Negro).

Jone (of Anthony) Jenden (Free Negro)1

F, b. circa 1640
FatherAnthony Jenden (Free Negro)1 b. c 1615, d. b 28 Nov 1660
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1640Jone (of Anthony) Jenden (Free Negro) was born circa 1640 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*13 November 1660Jone was named in her father's will on 13 November 1660 at Northampton Co, VA. In his will Anthony Jenden gave to dau. Jone one cow, a bull calf, my new chest, feather bed and green rug. To Sangos['s] dau. Johana the 1st cow calf of the cow given to Jone. To my son Peter a suit of clothes. To my dau.'s son a gun and hat. To my other grandchild Jane one rug and blanket and one heifer. My friends John Wise and George Truett to oversee. Witt: Daniel Till, John Casader. Probate - Proved by the oaths of John Wise and Daniel Till.1 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 62 (will of Anthony Jenden, Negro).

Peter (of Anthony) Jenden (Free Negro)1

M, b. circa 1642
FatherAnthony Jenden (Free Negro)1 b. c 1615, d. b 28 Nov 1660
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1642Peter (of Anthony) Jenden (Free Negro) was born circa 1642 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*13 November 1660Peter was named in his father's will on 13 November 1660 at Northampton Co, VA. In his will Anthony Jenden gave to dau. Jone one cow, a bull calf, my new chest, feather bed and green rug. To Sangos['s] dau. Johana the 1st cow calf of the cow given to Jone. To my son Peter a suit of clothes. To my dau.'s son a gun and hat. To my other grandchild Jane one rug and blanket and one heifer. My friends John Wise and George Truett to oversee. Witt: Daniel Till, John Casader. Probate - Proved by the oaths of John Wise and Daniel Till.1 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 62 (will of Anthony Jenden, Negro).

Sangos (of Anthony) Jenden (Free Negro)1

F, b. circa 1635
FatherAnthony Jenden (Free Negro)1 b. c 1615, d. b 28 Nov 1660
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1635Sangos (of Anthony) Jenden (Free Negro) was born circa 1635 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Will - Father's*13 November 1660Sangos was named in her father's will on 13 November 1660 at Northampton Co, VA. In his will Anthony Jenden gave to dau. Jone one cow, a bull calf, my new chest, feather bed and green rug. To Sangos['s] dau. Johana the 1st cow calf of the cow given to Jone. To my son Peter a suit of clothes. To my dau.'s son a gun and hat. To my other grandchild Jane one rug and blanket and one heifer. My friends John Wise and George Truett to oversee. Witt: Daniel Till, John Casader. Probate - Proved by the oaths of John Wise and Daniel Till.1 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 62 (will of Anthony Jenden, Negro).

Johana (of Sangos of Anthony) Jenden1

F, b. circa 1655
MotherSangos (of Anthony) Jenden (Free Negro)1 b. c 1635
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1655Johana (of Sangos of Anthony) Jenden was born circa 1655 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Will - GrFath's*13 November 1660Johana was named in her grandfather's will on 13 November 1660 at Northampton Co, VA. In his will Anthony Jenden gave to dau. Jone one cow, a bull calf, my new chest, feather bed and green rug. To Sangos['s] dau. Johana the 1st cow calf of the cow given to Jone. To my son Peter a suit of clothes. To my dau.'s son a gun and hat. To my other grandchild Jane one rug and blanket and one heifer. My friends John Wise and George Truett to oversee. Witt: Daniel Till, John Casader. Probate - Proved by the oaths of John Wise and Daniel Till.1 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 62 (will of Anthony Jenden, Negro).

Jane (of Sangos of Anthony) Jenden (Free Negro)1

F, b. circa 1657
MotherSangos (of Anthony) Jenden (Free Negro)1 b. c 1635
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1657Jane (of Sangos of Anthony) Jenden (Free Negro) was born circa 1657 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Will - GrFath's*13 November 1660Jane was named in her grandfather's will on 13 November 1660 at Northampton Co, VA. In his will Anthony Jenden gave to dau. Jone one cow, a bull calf, my new chest, feather bed and green rug. To Sangos['s] dau. Johana the 1st cow calf of the cow given to Jone. To my son Peter a suit of clothes. To my dau.'s son a gun and hat. To my other grandchild Jane one rug and blanket and one heifer. My friends John Wise and George Truett to oversee. Witt: Daniel Till, John Casader. Probate - Proved by the oaths of John Wise and Daniel Till.1 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 62 (will of Anthony Jenden, Negro).

(-----) (-----) (Free Mulatto)1

F, b. circa 1700
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1700(-----) (-----) (Free Mulatto) was born circa 1700 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1720She married John (of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (free mulatto), son of Thomas (of Em & Frances) Driggers (Rodrigus) (Negro Slave) and Sarah Tony (Negro Slave), circa 1720 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Married Namecirca 1720 As of circa 1720,her married name was Driggers.1 
Est Settm't Husb's*9 September 1729(-----) (-----) (Free Mulatto) was named in her husband's estate settlement on 9 September 1729 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of John Drighouse was granted to Gertrude Harmanson. The widow [no name] of the dec'd refused to admr. Appraisers: Hillary Stringer, John Savage, Thomas Coffigan(sic) & Abraham Collins.1 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 254 (adm of John Drighouse to Gertrude Harmanson).

Sarah Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro1

F, b. circa 1690, d. before 10 July 1745
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1690Sarah Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro was born circa 1690 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Death*before 10 July 1745She died before 10 July 1745 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Sarah Drighouse was granted to granted to the Sheriff to sell the estate.1 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 336 (adm of Sarah Drighouse to the sheriff).

Jacob Morris1

M, b. circa 1700, d. before 14 May 1751
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1700Jacob Morris was born circa 1700 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1725He married Comfort Morris circa 1725 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Death*before 14 May 1751Jacob Morris died before 14 May 1751 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Jacob Morris was granted to Comfort Morris with Garner Crosley, Thomas Drighouse securities on a £50 bond. Appraisers Richard Haze, William Roan, Henry Gascoygn & William Westerhouse.1 

Family

Comfort Morris b. c 1700

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 342 (adm of Jacob Morris to Comfort Morris).

Comfort Morris1

F, b. circa 1700
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1700Comfort Morris was born circa 1700 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1725She married Jacob Morris circa 1725 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Administrator*14 May 1751Comfort was named as administrator of an estate on 14 May 1751 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Jacob Morris was granted to Comfort Morris with Garner Crosley, Thomas Drighouse securities on a £50 bond. Appraisers Richard Haze, William Roan, Henry Gascoygn & William Westerhouse.1 

Family

Jacob Morris b. c 1700, d. b 14 May 1751

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 342 (adm of Jacob Morris to Comfort Morris).

Garner Crosley1

M, b. circa 1700, d. before 10 March 1761
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1700Garner Crosley was born circa 1700 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Security on Admin*14 May 1751He was security on the administration of an estate on 14 May 1751 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Jacob Morris was granted to Comfort Morris with Garner Crosley, Thomas Drighouse securities on a £50 bond. Appraisers Richard Haze, William Roan, Henry Gascoygn & William Westerhouse.1 
Will - Witnessed*21 April 1757Garner witnessed a will on 21 April 1757 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that Thomas Barlow and Garner Crosley witnessed the will of Thomas Drighouse, wife Jane.2 
Death*before 10 March 1761He died before 10 March 1761 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Gardner Crosley was granted to Joseph Dolby. Appraisers: Zerobabel Downing, Posthumous Core, Edmund Core & John Joynes.3 

Citations

  1. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 342 (adm of Jacob Morris to Comfort Morris).
  2. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 371 (will of Thomas Drighouse, free Negro, wife Jane).
  3. [S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802, p. 383 (adm of Gardner Crosley to Joseph Dolby).

Isaiah Carter (Free Negro)1

M, b. circa 1800
FatherIsaiah Carter (Free Negro)2 b. c 1775, d. b 13 Apr 1818
Last Edited19 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1800Isaiah Carter (Free Negro) was born circa 1800 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Anecdote*after 1813 In 1813 this tract was surveyed and found to contain 690 acres, which were divided into 27 lots and formally deeded in fee simple to the surviving members of the Gingaskin tribe of Indians, resident in the County of Northampton, but this time a heterogeneous mixture of Indian, Negro and white blood. Almost immediately they began converting their individual holdings into cash, which was soon dissipated, and most of them became subjects of charity once more. Of the 27 lots, Whitelaw only reported on three of them: N50A assigned to Ann Drighouse who married Charles Pool, N50B assigned to Betty Drighouse who married Isaiah Carter and N50C later owned by Miers W. Fisher.3 
Est Settm't Father's*13 April 1818He was named in the settlement of his father's estate on 13 April 1818 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Isaiah Carter was granted to Isaiah Carter Jr. with a bond of $100. The audit & settlement of Isaiah Carter Senr., Isaiah Carter Jr. admr. was recorded on 11 Jan 1819.2 
Marriage*circa 1825He married Betty Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro) circa 1825 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Land sold*1831Isaiah Carter (Free Negro) sold land in 1831 at tract N50B, south-east of Eastville, Northampton Co, VA. This is on Lot 17 containing 25 acres which was assigned to Betty Drighouse who married Isaiah Carter. In 1831 the Carters sold to Newton Harrison who with is wife Thamer resold to John Adams, who acquired additional acreage. It may have been soon afterward that Adams built the existing house called Powhatan.1 

Citations

  1. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 286 (tract N50B).
  2. [S1003] Dr. David R. Scott, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1800-1854, p. 255 (adm of Isaiah Carter to Isaiah Carter Jr).
  3. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 283-286 (tract N50).

Betty Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro)1

F, b. circa 1800
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1800Betty Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro) was born circa 1800 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Anecdote*after 1813 In 1813 this tract was surveyed and found to contain 690 acres, which were divided into 27 lots and formally deeded in fee simple to the surviving members of the Gingaskin tribe of Indians, resident in the County of Northampton, but this time a heterogeneous mixture of Indian, Negro and white blood. Almost immediately they began converting their individual holdings into cash, which was soon dissipated, and most of them became subjects of charity once more. Of the 27 lots, Whitelaw only reported on three of them: N50A assigned to Ann Drighouse who married Charles Pool, N50B assigned to Betty Drighouse who married Isaiah Carter and N50C later owned by Miers W. Fisher.2 
Married Namecirca 1825 As of circa 1825,her married name was Carter. 
Marriage*circa 1825She married Isaiah Carter (Free Negro), son of Isaiah Carter (Free Negro), circa 1825 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Land sold*1831Betty Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro) sold land in 1831 at tract N50B, south-east of Eastville, Northampton Co, VA. This is on Lot 17 containing 25 acres which was assigned to Betty Drighouse who married Isaiah Carter. In 1831 the Carters sold to Newton Harrison who with is wife Thamer resold to John Adams, who acquired additional acreage. It may have been soon afterward that Adams built the existing house called Powhatan.1 

Family

Isaiah Carter (Free Negro) b. c 1800

Citations

  1. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 286 (tract N50B).
  2. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 283-286 (tract N50).

Charles Pool (Free Negro)1

M, b. circa 1800
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1800Charles Pool (Free Negro) was born circa 1800 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Anecdote*after 1813 In 1813 this tract was surveyed and found to contain 690 acres, which were divided into 27 lots and formally deeded in fee simple to the surviving members of the Gingaskin tribe of Indians, resident in the County of Northampton, but this time a heterogeneous mixture of Indian, Negro and white blood. Almost immediately they began converting their individual holdings into cash, which was soon dissipated, and most of them became subjects of charity once more. Of the 27 lots, Whitelaw only reported on three of them: N50A assigned to Ann Drighouse who married Charles Pool, N50B assigned to Betty Drighouse who married Isaiah Carter and N50C later owned by Miers W. Fisher.2 
Marriage*1 January 1820He married Anne Driggers (Driggus) (Free Negro) on 1 January 1820 at Northampton Co, VA. Cudjo Stephens was security on the M.L.B. of Charles Levern Pool and Anne Driggus (Free Negroes). They were married on 4 Jan 1820.3 

Citations

  1. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 286 (tract N50A).
  2. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 283-286 (tract N50).
  3. [S622] Jean M. Mihalyka, Northampton Co, VA, Marriages, 1660/1-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses, Minister Returns, and other sources).

Anne Driggers (Driggus) (Free Negro)1

F, b. circa 1800
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1800Anne Driggers (Driggus) (Free Negro) was born circa 1800 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Anecdote*after 1813 In 1813 this tract was surveyed and found to contain 690 acres, which were divided into 27 lots and formally deeded in fee simple to the surviving members of the Gingaskin tribe of Indians, resident in the County of Northampton, but this time a heterogeneous mixture of Indian, Negro and white blood. Almost immediately they began converting their individual holdings into cash, which was soon dissipated, and most of them became subjects of charity once more. Of the 27 lots, Whitelaw only reported on three of them: N50A assigned to Ann Drighouse who married Charles Pool, N50B assigned to Betty Drighouse who married Isaiah Carter and N50C later owned by Miers W. Fisher.2 
Married Name1 January 1820 As of 1 January 1820,her married name was Pool.1 
Marriage*1 January 1820She married Charles Pool (Free Negro) on 1 January 1820 at Northampton Co, VA. Cudjo Stephens was security on the M.L.B. of Charles Levern Pool and Anne Driggus (Free Negroes). They were married on 4 Jan 1820.1 

Family

Charles Pool (Free Negro) b. c 1800

Citations

  1. [S622] Jean M. Mihalyka, Northampton Co, VA, Marriages, 1660/1-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses, Minister Returns, and other sources).
  2. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 283-286 (tract N50).

Catharine Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro)1

F, b. circa 1775
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1775Catharine Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro) was born circa 1775 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Married Name23 June 1800 As of 23 June 1800,her married name was Pool.1 
Marriage*23 June 1800She married Anderson Pool (Free Negro) on 23 June 1800 at Northampton Co, VA. Jacob Holland was security on the M.L.B. of Anderson Pool and Catharine Drighouse (Free Negroes).1 

Family

Anderson Pool (Free Negro) b. c 1775

Citations

  1. [S622] Jean M. Mihalyka, Northampton Co, VA, Marriages, 1660/1-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses, Minister Returns, and other sources).

Anderson Pool (Free Negro)1

M, b. circa 1775
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1775Anderson Pool (Free Negro) was born circa 1775 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Marriage*23 June 1800He married Catharine Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro) on 23 June 1800 at Northampton Co, VA. Jacob Holland was security on the M.L.B. of Anderson Pool and Catharine Drighouse (Free Negroes).1 

Citations

  1. [S622] Jean M. Mihalyka, Northampton Co, VA, Marriages, 1660/1-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses, Minister Returns, and other sources).

George Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro)1

M, b. circa 1775
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1775George Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro) was born circa 1775 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Marriage*2 March 1798He married Peggy Lang (Free Negro) on 2 March 1798 at Northampton Co, VA. Abraham Land was security on the M.L.B. of George Drighouse and Petty Lang (Free Negroes).1 

Family

Peggy Lang (Free Negro) b. c 1780

Citations

  1. [S622] Jean M. Mihalyka, Northampton Co, VA, Marriages, 1660/1-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses, Minister Returns, and other sources).

Peggy Lang (Free Negro)1

F, b. circa 1780
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1780Peggy Lang (Free Negro) was born circa 1780 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Married Name2 March 1798 As of 2 March 1798,her married name was Driggers.1 
Marriage*2 March 1798She married George Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro) on 2 March 1798 at Northampton Co, VA. Abraham Land was security on the M.L.B. of George Drighouse and Petty Lang (Free Negroes).1 

Citations

  1. [S622] Jean M. Mihalyka, Northampton Co, VA, Marriages, 1660/1-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses, Minister Returns, and other sources).

Nathan Driggers Jr. (Drighouse) (Free Negro)1

M, b. 10 May 1768, d. before 8 February 1808
FatherNathaniel (of Jno of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse)2 b. 1 Jul 1720
MotherBridget (-----) (Free Negro)2 b. c 1740
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*10 May 1768Nathan Driggers Jr. (Drighouse) (Free Negro) was born on 10 May 1768 at Northampton Co, VA.2 
Marriage*23 January 1794He married Elizabeth 'Betty' Bingham (Free Negro) on 23 January 1794 at Northampton Co, VA. Reubin Read was security on the M.L.B. of Nathan Drighouse Jr. and Elizabeth Bingham, widow (Free Negroes). They were married 23 Jan 1794.1 
Death*before 8 February 1808Nathan Driggers Jr. (Drighouse) (Free Negro) died before 8 February 1808 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Nathan Drighouse was granted to Betty Drighouse. Appraisers: Nathaniel Holland, Henry Guy, John Kendall Jr. and Thomas Dillion. No administration records.3 

Citations

  1. [S622] Jean M. Mihalyka, Northampton Co, VA, Marriages, 1660/1-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses, Minister Returns, and other sources).
  2. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.
  3. [S1003] Dr. David R. Scott, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1800-1854, p. 235 (adm of Nathan Drighouse to Betty Drighouse).

Elizabeth 'Betty' Bingham (Free Negro)1,2

F, b. circa 1775
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1775Elizabeth 'Betty' Bingham (Free Negro) was born circa 1775 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Married Name23 January 1794 As of 23 January 1794,her married name was Driggers.1 
Marriage*23 January 1794She married Nathan Driggers Jr. (Drighouse) (Free Negro), son of Nathaniel (of Jno of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) and Bridget (-----) (Free Negro), on 23 January 1794 at Northampton Co, VA. Reubin Read was security on the M.L.B. of Nathan Drighouse Jr. and Elizabeth Bingham, widow (Free Negroes). They were married 23 Jan 1794.1 
Est Settm't Husb's*8 February 1808Elizabeth 'Betty' Bingham (Free Negro) was named in her husband's estate settlement on 8 February 1808 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Nathan Drighouse was granted to Betty Drighouse. Appraisers: Nathaniel Holland, Henry Guy, John Kendall Jr. and Thomas Dillion. No administration records.2 

Family

Nathan Driggers Jr. (Drighouse) (Free Negro) b. 10 May 1768, d. b 8 Feb 1808

Citations

  1. [S622] Jean M. Mihalyka, Northampton Co, VA, Marriages, 1660/1-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses, Minister Returns, and other sources).
  2. [S1003] Dr. David R. Scott, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1800-1854, p. 235 (adm of Nathan Drighouse to Betty Drighouse).

Polly Jeffrey (Free Negro)1

F, b. circa 1790
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1790Polly Jeffrey (Free Negro) was born circa 1790 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Married Name24 July 1810 As of 24 July 1810,her married name was Driggers.1 
Marriage*24 July 1810She married Nathan Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro) on 24 July 1810 at Northampton Co, VA. Abraham Lang was security on the M.L.B. of Nathan Drighouse and Polly Jeffrey (Free Negroes).1 

Citations

  1. [S622] Jean M. Mihalyka, Northampton Co, VA, Marriages, 1660/1-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses, Minister Returns, and other sources).

William Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro)1

M, b. circa 1780
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1780William Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro) was born circa 1780 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Marriage*25 September 1802He married Ann Bingham (Free Negro) on 25 September 1802 at Northampton Co, VA. Samuel Beavans was security on the M.L.B. of William Drighouse and Ann Bingham (Free Negroes).1 

Family

Ann Bingham (Free Negro) b. c 1780

Citations

  1. [S622] Jean M. Mihalyka, Northampton Co, VA, Marriages, 1660/1-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses, Minister Returns, and other sources).

Ann Bingham (Free Negro)1

F, b. circa 1780
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1780Ann Bingham (Free Negro) was born circa 1780 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Married Name25 September 1802 As of 25 September 1802,her married name was Driggers.1 
Marriage*25 September 1802She married William Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro) on 25 September 1802 at Northampton Co, VA. Samuel Beavans was security on the M.L.B. of William Drighouse and Ann Bingham (Free Negroes).1 

Citations

  1. [S622] Jean M. Mihalyka, Northampton Co, VA, Marriages, 1660/1-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses, Minister Returns, and other sources).

Sally (of Nathan) Driggers (Free Negro)1

F, b. circa 1811
FatherNathan Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro)1 b. c 1790
MotherPolly Jeffrey (Free Negro)1 b. c 1790
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1811Sally (of Nathan) Driggers (Free Negro) was born circa 1811 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Married Name15 November 1831 As of 15 November 1831,her married name was Custis.1 
Marriage*15 November 1831She married Turner Custis (Free Negro) on 15 November 1831 at Northampton Co, VA. Nathan Drighouse was security on the M.L.B. of Turner Custis and Sally Drighouse, daughter of Nathan Drighouse (Free Negroes). Jno. W. Leatherbury as to Custis' age.1 

Family

Turner Custis (Free Negro) b. c 1810

Citations

  1. [S622] Jean M. Mihalyka, Northampton Co, VA, Marriages, 1660/1-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses, Minister Returns, and other sources).

Turner Custis (Free Negro)1

M, b. circa 1810
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1810Turner Custis (Free Negro) was born circa 1810 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Marriage*15 November 1831He married Sally (of Nathan) Driggers (Free Negro), daughter of Nathan Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro) and Polly Jeffrey (Free Negro), on 15 November 1831 at Northampton Co, VA. Nathan Drighouse was security on the M.L.B. of Turner Custis and Sally Drighouse, daughter of Nathan Drighouse (Free Negroes). Jno. W. Leatherbury as to Custis' age.1 

Citations

  1. [S622] Jean M. Mihalyka, Northampton Co, VA, Marriages, 1660/1-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses, Minister Returns, and other sources).

Bridget (-----) (Free Negro)1

F, b. circa 1740
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1740Bridget (-----) (Free Negro) was born circa 1740 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Married Namecirca 1760 As of circa 1760,her married name was Driggers.1 
Marriage*circa 1760She married Nathaniel (of Jno of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse), son of John (of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (free mulatto) and (-----) (-----) (Free Mulatto), circa 1760 at Northampton Co, VA.1 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Nathan Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro)1

M, b. circa 1790
Last Edited18 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1790Nathan Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro) was born circa 1790 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Marriage24 July 1810He married Polly Jeffrey (Free Negro) on 24 July 1810 at Northampton Co, VA. Abraham Lang was security on the M.L.B. of Nathan Drighouse and Polly Jeffrey (Free Negroes).1 

Citations

  1. [S622] Jean M. Mihalyka, Northampton Co, VA, Marriages, 1660/1-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses, Minister Returns, and other sources).

Isaiah Carter (Free Negro)1

M, b. circa 1775, d. before 13 April 1818
Last Edited19 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1775Isaiah Carter (Free Negro) was born circa 1775 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Death*before 13 April 1818He died before 13 April 1818 at Northampton Co, VA. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Isaiah Carter was granted to Isaiah Carter Jr. with a bond of $100. The audit & settlement of Isaiah Carter Senr., Isaiah Carter Jr. admr. was recorded on 11 Jan 1819.1 

Family

Child 1.Isaiah Carter (Free Negro)1 b. c 1800

Citations

  1. [S1003] Dr. David R. Scott, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1800-1854, p. 255 (adm of Isaiah Carter to Isaiah Carter Jr).

Johnston (of Johnson of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers Jr. (Free Negro)1

M, b. circa 1775
FatherJohnson (of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers Senr. (Drigus) (mulatto)1 b. c 1716, d. a 20 Jan 1800
Last Edited19 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1775Johnston (of Johnson of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers Jr. (Free Negro) was born circa 1775 at Craven Co, NC.1 
Census head*1800Johnston was listed as a head of household in the census of 1800 at Beaufort Co, NC. He was head of a Beaufort County household of 4 "other free" in 1800.1 
Marriage*15 July 1801He married Mary 'Polly' Fulsher (Free Negro), daughter of Maximillian Fulsher, on 15 July 1801 at Craven Co, NC. Shadrack Driggers was security on the M.L.B. of Johnson Driggers and Mary Fulsher.1 
Land sold*28 November 1801Johnston (of Johnson of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers Jr. (Free Negro) sold land on 28 November 1801 at Beaufort Co, NC. Johnson and Mary Driggers sold 80 acres in Beaufort County on the north side of the Bay River [DB 2-3: 209].1 
Land bought*5 February 1803He bought land on 5 February 1803 at Craven Co, NC. He purchased 50 acres on the north side of Bay River and west side of Campbells Creek.1 
Tax list (land)*1815He was on the real estate tax list in 1815 at Craven Co, NC. He was taxable on 150 acres and no polls. [T&C, Box 1, p. 29].1 
Land sold*4 October 1826He sold land on 4 October 1826 at Craven Co, NC. Johnson Driggers, Peregrin Driggers and Churchwell Driggers sold for $100, 175 acres on the north side of Bay River at the head of Chapel Creek, which had been devised to his wife Mary by her father Maximillian Fulsher [DB 47:373].1 

Family

Mary 'Polly' Fulsher (Free Negro) b. c 1780, d. b 21 Oct 1833
Marriage*15 July 1801He married Mary 'Polly' Fulsher (Free Negro), daughter of Maximillian Fulsher, on 15 July 1801 at Craven Co, NC. Shadrack Driggers was security on the M.L.B. of Johnson Driggers and Mary Fulsher.1 
Children 1.Peretrin (of Johnston of Johnson of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers (Free Negro)1 b. c 1802
 2.Churchill (of Johnston of Johnson of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers1 b. c 1804

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Mary 'Polly' Fulsher (Free Negro)1

F, b. circa 1780, d. before 21 October 1833
FatherMaximillian Fulsher1 b. c 1750
Last Edited19 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1780Mary 'Polly' Fulsher (Free Negro) was born circa 1780 at Craven Co, NC.1 
Married Name15 July 1801 As of 15 July 1801,her married name was Driggers.1 
Marriage*15 July 1801She married Johnston (of Johnson of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers Jr. (Free Negro), son of Johnson (of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers Senr. (Drigus) (mulatto), on 15 July 1801 at Craven Co, NC. Shadrack Driggers was security on the M.L.B. of Johnson Driggers and Mary Fulsher.1 
Death*before 21 October 1833Mary 'Polly' Fulsher (Free Negro) died before 21 October 1833 at Craven Co, NC. It was on this date that Peregrin and Churchill Driggers sold 200 acres on Chapel Creek on the north side of Bay River for $10, being land descended to them by the death of the thier mother Polly Driggers [DB 55:303].1 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Maximillian Fulsher1

M, b. circa 1750
Last Edited19 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1750Maximillian Fulsher was born circa 1750 at Craven Co, NC.1 

Family

Child 1.Mary 'Polly' Fulsher (Free Negro)+1 b. c 1780, d. b 21 Oct 1833

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Peretrin (of Johnston of Johnson of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers (Free Negro)1

M, b. circa 1802
FatherJohnston (of Johnson of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers Jr. (Free Negro)1 b. c 1775
MotherMary 'Polly' Fulsher (Free Negro)1 b. c 1780, d. b 21 Oct 1833
Last Edited19 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1802Peretrin (of Johnston of Johnson of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers (Free Negro) was born circa 1802 at Craven Co, NC.1 
Census head*1830Peretrin was listed as a head of household in the census of 1830 at Craven Co, NC. Peregrin was head of a household of 4 "free colored".1 
Land sold*21 October 1833He sold land on 21 October 1833 at Craven Co, NC. Peregrin and Churchill Driggers sold 200 acres on Chapel Creek on the north side of Bay River for $10, being land descended to them by the death of the thier mother Polly Driggers [DB 55:303].1 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Churchill (of Johnston of Johnson of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers1

M, b. circa 1804
FatherJohnston (of Johnson of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers Jr. (Free Negro)1 b. c 1775
MotherMary 'Polly' Fulsher (Free Negro)1 b. c 1780, d. b 21 Oct 1833
Last Edited19 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1804Churchill (of Johnston of Johnson of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers was born circa 1804 at Craven Co, NC.1 
Land sold*21 October 1833He sold land on 21 October 1833 at Craven Co, NC. Peregrin and Churchill Driggers sold 200 acres on Chapel Creek on the north side of Bay River for $10, being land descended to them by the death of the thier mother Polly Driggers [DB 55:303].1 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Catian Driggers (widow)1

F, b. circa 1735
Last Edited19 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1735Catian Driggers (widow) was born circa 1735.1 
Marriage*circa 1755She married Matthew (of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drigus) (mulatto), son of Johnson (of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drigus) (mulatto), circa 1755 at South Carolina.1 
Deposition*7 May 1785Catian Driggers (widow) gave a deposition on 7 May 1785 at Marion Co, SC. Catin Driggers (probable wife of Matthew Driggers) signed an affidavit swearing that Pilisha Bruinton had always passed as a white woman and was "clar of any Negro blood, Indian or Muste" [Marion County DB C:186].1 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Corse (of Mat of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers (Free Negro)1

M, b. circa 1756
FatherMatthew (of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drigus) (mulatto)1 b. c 1725, d. b 13 Jul 1765
MotherCatian Driggers (widow)1 b. c 1735
Last Edited19 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1756Corse (of Mat of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers (Free Negro) was born circa 1756 at Prince George's Parish, SC.1 
Census head*1790Corse was listed as a head of household in the census of 1790 at Georgetown District, Prince George's Parish, SC. Corse Driggers was head of a household of 2 "other free" persons.1 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Devorix (of Mat of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers1

M, b. circa 1758
FatherMatthew (of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drigus) (mulatto)1 b. c 1725, d. b 13 Jul 1765
MotherCatian Driggers (widow)1 b. c 1735
Last Edited19 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1758Devorix (of Mat of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers was born circa 1758 at Prince George's Parish, SC.1 
Rev War Enlisted*15 June 1778He enlisted in the Rev. War on 15 June 1778. He was shown as Devorix Driggers [NARA, M853, https://www.fold3.com/image/291771387].1 
Land acquired*28 August 1784He acquired land on 28 August 1784 at Beaver Dam Creek, near the Tugaloo River, Ninety Six District, SC. Devorix Driggers recorded a plat for 200 acres on a branch of Beaver Dam Creek [South Carolina Archives, Series S213190, 13:199].1 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

William (of Mat of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers (Driggus) (Free Negro)1

M, b. circa 1762
FatherMatthew (of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drigus) (mulatto)1 b. c 1725, d. b 13 Jul 1765
MotherCatian Driggers (widow)1 b. c 1735
Last Edited19 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1762William (of Mat of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers (Driggus) (Free Negro) was born circa 1762 at Charleston District, SC.1 
Land bought*between 1798 and 1799He bought land between 1798 and 1799 at Charleston District, SC. William Driggus purchase land by release proved between 1798-9 [Lucas, Index to Deeds of South Carolina, U-6:408].1 
Census head*1810William was listed as a head of household in the census of 1810 at Sumpter District, SC. William Driggus was head of a household of 5 "other free".1 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Lisha (of Mat of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers1

F, b. circa 1764
FatherMatthew (of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drigus) (mulatto)1 b. c 1725, d. b 13 Jul 1765
MotherCatian Driggers (widow)1 b. c 1735
Last Edited19 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1764Lisha (of Mat of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers was born circa 1764 at Charleston District, SC.1 
Land bought*1800She bought land in 1800 at South Carolina. Lisha purchased land by deed recorded in South Carolina in 1800 [Lucas, Index to Deeds of South Carolina, A-7:149].1 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Feriba (of Mat of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers1

F, b. circa 1760
FatherMatthew (of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drigus) (mulatto)1 b. c 1725, d. b 13 Jul 1765
MotherCatian Driggers (widow)1 b. c 1735
Last Edited19 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1760Feriba (of Mat of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers was born circa 1760 at South Carolina.1 
Census head*1830Feriba was listed as a head of household in the census of 1830 at Marion District, SC. She was shown as Ferbia Driggers, a head of houshold of 3 "free colored."1 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Mark Becket (Free Negro)1

M, b. circa 1700
Last Edited19 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1700Mark Becket (Free Negro) was born circa 1700 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1741He married Margaret 'Peggy' Copes (mulatto), daughter of Margaret Copes, circa 1741 at Northampton Co, VA.1 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Sarah (of Jane Becket) Becket (Free Negro)1

F, b. circa 1720
FatherThomas (of Frances of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro)1 b. b 29 Dec 1702, d. b 14 Jun 1757
MotherJean 'Jane' Becket (Free Negro)1 b. c 1705
Last Edited19 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1720Sarah (of Jane Becket) Becket (Free Negro) was born circa 1720 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Married Namecirca 1740 As of circa 1740,her married name was Driggers.1 
Marriage*circa 1740She married Isaiah (of Aza of Eliz of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (mulatto), son of Azaricum (of Eliz of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (Free Negro) and Margaret 'Peggy' Copes (mulatto), circa 1740 at Northampton Co, VA.1 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Leah (of Isaiah of Aza of Eliz of Thos of Em) Driggers1

F, b. 31 August 1739
FatherIsaiah (of Aza of Eliz of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drighouse) (mulatto)1 b. c 1720, d. b 12 Apr 1743
MotherSarah (of Jane Becket) Becket (Free Negro)1 b. c 1720
Last Edited19 Mar 2021
Birth*31 August 1739Leah (of Isaiah of Aza of Eliz of Thos of Em) Driggers was born on 31 August 1739 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Biography*She was a nine-year-old orphan when she was bound apprentice in Northampton County in 1748 to Richard Hanby, a neighbor of Mark and Margaret Beckett. She was probably the illegitimate child for which Sarah Beckett was whipped on 8 April 1740. She petitioned the court against Richard Hanby on 15 February 1758. She was called Leah Drighouse, orphan, when her guardian Mark Freshwater returned an account of her estate to court on 8 August 1749 [Orders 1732-42, 394; 1748-51, 3, 113, 120; 1753-8, 489]. A Leah Beckett was presented for bastard bearing on 13 May 1766, but the case was dismissed--perhaps because she had left the county [Minutes 1765-71, 39, 59]. She was probably identical to Leah Drighouse who was a "free negro" tithable in Norfolk County in 1769. Isaky Drigshews, a Norfolk County tithable in 1778, was probably a close relation [Wingo, Norfolk County Tithables 1766-80, 269, 87].1 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Elizabeth (of Johnson of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers1

F, b. circa 1745
FatherJohnson (of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers Senr. (Drigus) (mulatto)1 b. c 1716, d. a 20 Jan 1800
Last Edited19 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1745Elizabeth (of Johnson of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers was born circa 1745 at Craven Co, NC.1 
Biography*She may have been the mother of:
i. Joshua, born about 1771, a "Mollato Orphan Lad aged 14 years," apprenticed as a blacksmith to Thomas Clayton by the 18 March 1785 Craven County court [Minutes 1784-86, 13a].
ii. Makey, born say 1788, married Sarah Kelly, 24 December 1809 Craven County bond, Joshua Lindsey bondsman.1 
Census head*1790Elizabeth was listed as a head of household in the census of 1790 at Craven Co, NC. Elizabeth Griggers was head of a household of 5 "other free" [NC:134].1 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Ann (of Johnson of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers1

F, b. circa 1755
FatherJohnson (of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers Senr. (Drigus) (mulatto)1 b. c 1716, d. a 20 Jan 1800
Last Edited19 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1755Ann (of Johnson of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers was born circa 1755 at Craven Co, NC.1 
Biography*4 April 1778The following ad was in the 10 April 1778 edition of the North Carolina Gazette of New Bern:
Broad Creek on Neuse River, April 9. On Saturday night, April the 4th, broke into the house of the subscriber at the head of Green's Creek, where I had some small property under the care of Ann Driggus, a free negro woman, two men in disguise, with marks on their faces, and clubs in their hands, beat and wounded her terribly and carried away four of her children, three girls and a boy, the biggest of said girls got off in the dark and made her escape, one of the girls name is Becca, and other Charita, the boy is named Shadrack ... [Fouts, NC Gazette of New Bern, I:65-66].
They were:
i. a daughter who escaped, perhaps the Elizabeth Gregers who married Benjamin Mitchell, 27 August 1788 Craven County bond, Benjamin Moore bondsman. Benjamin Mitchell was head of a Craven County household of 3 "other free" in 1790 [NC:130].
ii. Becca.
iii. Charita, born say 1771, married David Johnston, 20 December 1796 Craven County bond, Joshua Lindsey bondsman.
iv. Shadrack, born about 1773, called "Shadrack Lindsay a free Molatto Boy of the Age of 10 son of Ann Driggos" in Craven County court on 9 December 1783 when he was bound apprentice to John Avery to learn the trade of house carpenter [Minutes 1772-78, 62c]. He married Lucy Seat, 15 July 1801 Craven County bond with Johnston Driggers bondsman. She may have been the Lucy Grigus whose lease from William Farris was proved in Beaufort County court in June 1814 [Minutes 1809-14, n.p.].1 

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Eleander 'Ellen' (of Wm & Milly) Driggers1

F, b. July 1813
FatherWilliam Driggers1 b. 1776, d. 1879
MotherAmelia Emily 'Milly' Lastinger1 b. 1784
Last Edited19 Mar 2021
Birth*July 1813Eleander 'Ellen' (of Wm & Milly) Driggers was born in July 1813 at Emanuel Co, GA.1 
Married Namecirca 1828 As of circa 1828,her married name was Lastinger.1 
Marriage*circa 1828She married Seaborn Lastinger, son of Andrew (of Jno) Lastinger and Mary Parker, circa 1828 at Lowndes Co, GA.1 

Family

Seaborn Lastinger b. 1 Nov 1805
Child 1.Nancy Lastinger1 b. 10 Feb 1830, d. 1908

Citations

  1. [S3119] Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia, Volume X, p. 260 (Seaborn Lastinger).

Seaborn Lastinger1

M, b. 1 November 1805
FatherAndrew (of Jno) Lastinger1 b. c 1780
MotherMary Parker1 b. c 1780
Last Edited19 Mar 2021
Birth*1 November 1805Seaborn Lastinger was born on 1 November 1805 at Emanuel Co, GA.1 
Marriage*circa 1828He married Eleander 'Ellen' (of Wm & Milly) Driggers, daughter of William Driggers and Amelia Emily 'Milly' Lastinger, circa 1828 at Lowndes Co, GA.1 

Family

Eleander 'Ellen' (of Wm & Milly) Driggers b. Jul 1813
Child 1.Nancy Lastinger1 b. 10 Feb 1830, d. 1908

Citations

  1. [S3119] Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia, Volume X, p. 260 (Seaborn Lastinger).

Andrew (of Jno) Lastinger1

M, b. circa 1780
FatherJohn Lastinger (R.S.)1 b. c 1740
MotherAnna Barber Huber1 b. c 1740
Last Edited19 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1780Andrew (of Jno) Lastinger was born circa 1780 at Effingham Co, GA.1 
Marriage*circa 1802He married Mary Parker circa 1802.1 

Family

Mary Parker b. c 1780
Child 1.Seaborn Lastinger+1 b. 1 Nov 1805

Citations

  1. [S3119] Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia, Volume X, p. 260 (Seaborn Lastinger).

Mary Parker1

F, b. circa 1780
Last Edited19 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1780Mary Parker was born circa 1780.1 
Married Namecirca 1802 As of circa 1802,her married name was Lastinger.1 
Marriage*circa 1802She married Andrew (of Jno) Lastinger, son of John Lastinger (R.S.) and Anna Barber Huber, circa 1802.1 

Family

Andrew (of Jno) Lastinger b. c 1780
Child 1.Seaborn Lastinger+1 b. 1 Nov 1805

Citations

  1. [S3119] Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia, Volume X, p. 260 (Seaborn Lastinger).

Nancy Lastinger1

F, b. 10 February 1830, d. 1908
FatherSeaborn Lastinger1 b. 1 Nov 1805
MotherEleander 'Ellen' (of Wm & Milly) Driggers1 b. Jul 1813
Last Edited19 Mar 2021
Birth*10 February 1830Nancy Lastinger was born on 10 February 1830 at Lowndes Co, GA.1 
Death*1908She died in 1908.1 

Citations

  1. [S3119] Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia, Volume X, p. 260 (Seaborn Lastinger).

Mary Kirby1

F, b. circa 1738
FatherCharles Kirby2 b. c 1720, d. b Dec 1788
MotherSarah (-----)2 b. c 1720
Last Edited26 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1738Mary Kirby was born circa 1738 at Cumberland Co, NC.1 
Married Namecirca 1755 As of circa 1755,her married name was Driggers.1 
Marriage*circa 1755She married William (of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers, son of Johnson (of Thos of Em) Driggers (Drigus) (mulatto), circa 1755 at Cumberland Co, NC. There is no firm documentation on William Driggers' marriage. The prevailing opinion is that his wife was Mary Kirby (Wm having been Admrr of her father's estate) whose grandfather came from England. No Native American ancestry.3 
Deed of Gift - Rec'd*March 1788Mary Kirby received by deed of gift in March 1788 at Marlboro Co, SC. It was on this date that Sarah Kirby gave a deed of gift to Mary Driggers. [Minutes 1785-1808, p. 52 & p. 53].2 

Family

William (of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers b. c 1737, d. 1822
Child 1.Jonas (of Wm of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers+3 b. 1755, d. 3 Nov 1822

Citations

  1. [S3120] Sandra Lea Todd, African-American Origins for Sandra Lea Todd (Descent from Manuel Rodigrues born Angola, Africa, circa 1620).
  2. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.
  3. [S3120] Sandra Lea Todd, African-American Origins for Sandra Lea Todd (Descent from Manuel Rodigrues born Angola, Africa, circa 1620), p. 18.

Charles Kirby1

M, b. circa 1720, d. before December 1788
Last Edited26 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1720Charles Kirby was born circa 1720.1 
Marriage*circa 1738He married Sarah (-----) circa 1738 at Cumberland Co, SC.1 
Death*before December 1788Charles Kirby died before December 1788 at Marlboro Co, SC. It was on this date that administration on the estate of Charles Kirby was granted to William Driggers.1 

Family

Sarah (-----) b. c 1720
Child 1.Mary Kirby+1 b. c 1738

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Sarah (-----)1

F, b. circa 1720
Last Edited26 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1720Sarah (-----) was born circa 1720.1 
Marriage*circa 1738She married Charles Kirby circa 1738 at Cumberland Co, SC.1 
Married Namecirca 1738 As of circa 1738,her married name was Kirby.1 
Deed of Gift - Gave*March 1788Sarah (-----) gave by deed of gift in March 1788 at Marlboro Co, SC. It was on this date that Sarah Kirby gave a deed of gift to Mary Driggers.1 

Family

Charles Kirby b. c 1720, d. b Dec 1788
Child 1.Mary Kirby+1 b. c 1738

Citations

  1. [S3118] Paul Heinegg, Free Africian Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina (from the Colonial Period to about 1820), Vol I & II, Fifth Edition.

Jonas (of Wm of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers1

M, b. 1755, d. 3 November 1822
FatherWilliam (of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers1 b. c 1737, d. 1822
MotherMary Kirby1 b. c 1738
Last Edited26 Mar 2021
Birth*1755Jonas (of Wm of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers was born in 1755 at Cumberland, Cumberland Co, NC.2,3 
Marriage*circa 1776He married Eleanor Millie 'Ellen' Lastinger, daughter of George Thomas Lastinger and Anna Barbara Huber, circa 1776 at Cheraws Co, SC. There is no hard documentation to back it up, but a lot of family trees list Jonas Driggers Sr's wife Eleanor as "Eleanor Lastinger". At least one other Lastinger woman married into the Driggers family; and the Lastingers lived in the same areas as the Driggers. The Lastingers were not Native American, but German.2 
Death*3 November 1822Jonas (of Wm of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers died on 3 November 1822 at Bulloch Co, GA.2 
Biography*Jonas Driggers, a forefather of the Driggers connection of Wiregrass Georgia and North Florida, was born in North Carolina about 1755, son of William Driggers, R. S. Just before the Revolutionary War the family moved from Cumberland Co. N. C. to Cheraw District S. C. After the war Jonas moved to Effingham County, Georgia, his parents moving there also, but others of the family remaining in South Carolina. In 1796 they were detached from Effingham and cut into Bulloch County when it was created partly out of Effingham and Screven counties. Jonas Driggers wife was Elenor (or Ellen); maiden name unknown.
They had the following known children:
1. John, B. abt. 1774 Cheraw District S. C., married Nancy ?, moved
to Macintosh, Co. Georgia.
2. Matthew, B. abt. 1775 Cheraw district S. C., married Mary Crawford.
3. William, B. 1776 Cheraw District S. C. Married Mrs. Millie
Lastinger Parker on November 3, 1806. Millie was formerly married
to William Parker. The family moved moved to Madison County,
Florida.
4. Jonas Jr., B. 1777 Cheraw District S. C., married Clemantine ?
5. Dennis, B. 1778 Cheraw District S. C.. Married Elizabeth Nevill,
March 9, 1799. She was the daughter of John Nevill. They moved to
Madison Co. Florida
6. Henry, B. abt. 1780 Cheraw District S. C.
7. Elizabeth, B. abt. 1781 Cheraw District S. C.
8. Simeon, B. 1785 GA. Married Mary ?
9. Catherine B. 1792 GA. Married Robert Woods on March 21, 1814
Mr. Driggers and his father, William Driggers, served in the South Carolina Militia in the Revolutionary War under General Marion. He died in Bulloch County, Georgia in 1822, His place of burial is unknown. His widow, Elenor, was appointed administratrix of his estate.
Bulloch county deed records show a gift instrument conveying cattle and other personality from Mrs Ellen Driggers to her grandchildren, Johnson Woods, William Woods, Dennis Woods Elenor Woods and Elizabeth Woods, all of Bulloch county, dated March 28, 1826. (Deed Book AAA, pg 505)
Above information provided by: Find A Grave contributor Friends of Family.3 
Anecdote* According to the "Origins of Sandra Lea Todd" this information is from the book "Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia" by Judge Folks Huxford.4 

Family

Eleanor Millie 'Ellen' Lastinger b. 1760, d. 1860
Child 1.William Driggers+4 b. 1776, d. 1879

Citations

  1. [S3120] Sandra Lea Todd, African-American Origins for Sandra Lea Todd (Descent from Manuel Rodigrues born Angola, Africa, circa 1620), p. 18.
  2. [S3120] Sandra Lea Todd, African-American Origins for Sandra Lea Todd (Descent from Manuel Rodigrues born Angola, Africa, circa 1620), p. 24.
  3. [S2259] findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/67892544/jonas-driggers
  4. [S3120] Sandra Lea Todd, African-American Origins for Sandra Lea Todd (Descent from Manuel Rodigrues born Angola, Africa, circa 1620), p. 27.

Eleanor Millie 'Ellen' Lastinger1,2

F, b. 1760, d. 1860
FatherGeorge Thomas Lastinger3 b. 20 Feb 1739, d. 4 Feb 1803
MotherAnna Barbara Huber3 b. 7 Mar 1744, d. 1809
Last Edited26 Mar 2021
Birth*1760Eleanor Millie 'Ellen' Lastinger was born in 1760 at Effingham Co, GA.4 
Married Namecirca 1776 As of circa 1776,her married name was Driggers. 
Marriage*circa 1776She married Jonas (of Wm of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers, son of William (of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers and Mary Kirby, circa 1776 at Cheraws Co, SC. There is no hard documentation to back it up, but a lot of family trees list Jonas Driggers Sr's wife Eleanor as "Eleanor Lastinger". At least one other Lastinger woman married into the Driggers family; and the Lastingers lived in the same areas as the Driggers. The Lastingers were not Native American, but German.4 
Death*1860Eleanor Millie 'Ellen' Lastinger died in 1860 at Bulloch Co, GA.4 

Family

Jonas (of Wm of Johnson of Thos of Em) Driggers b. 1755, d. 3 Nov 1822
Child 1.William Driggers+5 b. 1776, d. 1879

Citations

  1. [S3120] Sandra Lea Todd, African-American Origins for Sandra Lea Todd (Descent from Manuel Rodigrues born Angola, Africa, circa 1620), p. 24 & 27.
  2. [S2259] findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/68029953/…
  3. [S3120] Sandra Lea Todd, African-American Origins for Sandra Lea Todd (Descent from Manuel Rodigrues born Angola, Africa, circa 1620), p. 25.
  4. [S3120] Sandra Lea Todd, African-American Origins for Sandra Lea Todd (Descent from Manuel Rodigrues born Angola, Africa, circa 1620), p. 24.
  5. [S3120] Sandra Lea Todd, African-American Origins for Sandra Lea Todd (Descent from Manuel Rodigrues born Angola, Africa, circa 1620), p. 27.

George Thomas Lastinger1

M, b. 20 February 1739, d. 4 February 1803
Last Edited26 Mar 2021
Birth*20 February 1739George Thomas Lastinger was born on 20 February 1739 at Langenaltheim, Weissenburg-Gunzenhausen, Bayern, Germany.1 
Marriage*circa 1760He married Anna Barbara Huber circa 1760 at Effingham Co, GA.1 
Death*4 February 1803George Thomas Lastinger died on 4 February 1803 at Bulloch Co, GA, at age 63.1 

Family

Anna Barbara Huber b. 7 Mar 1744, d. 1809
Child 1.Eleanor Millie 'Ellen' Lastinger+1 b. 1760, d. 1860

Citations

  1. [S3120] Sandra Lea Todd, African-American Origins for Sandra Lea Todd (Descent from Manuel Rodigrues born Angola, Africa, circa 1620), p. 25.

Anna Barbara Huber1

F, b. 7 March 1744, d. 1809
Last Edited26 Mar 2021
Birth*7 March 1744Anna Barbara Huber was born on 7 March 1744 at Oberlennigen, Donaukreis, Wurttemberg, Germany.1 
Marriage*circa 1760She married George Thomas Lastinger circa 1760 at Effingham Co, GA.1 
Married Namecirca 1760 As of circa 1760,her married name was Lastinger.1 
Death*1809Anna Barbara Huber died in 1809 at Bulloch Co, GA.1 

Family

George Thomas Lastinger b. 20 Feb 1739, d. 4 Feb 1803
Child 1.Eleanor Millie 'Ellen' Lastinger+1 b. 1760, d. 1860

Citations

  1. [S3120] Sandra Lea Todd, African-American Origins for Sandra Lea Todd (Descent from Manuel Rodigrues born Angola, Africa, circa 1620), p. 25.

Celeste 'Lynn' Costin1

F, b. 10 May 1954, d. 29 March 1975
FatherEdwin Bryan Costin Jr.1 b. 1929, d. 1994
MotherAgnes Celeste Bonnewell1 b. 29 Jul 1932, d. 3 Aug 2019
ChartsDescendants of William Andrews (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of William Burton (Gentleman, Metompkin)
Descendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Thomas Harmanson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of William Jones (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Nathaniel Littleton (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Obedience Robins (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
John Elliott, Private, with Capt. John Blair & Col. Thomas Fleming in the 9th Regt.
Last Edited27 Mar 2021
Birth*10 May 1954Celeste 'Lynn' Costin was born on 10 May 1954 at Northampton Co, VA.1 
Married NameSeptember 1974 As of September 1974,her married name was O'Kusky.1 
Marriage*September 1974She married Richard Thomas O'Kusky in September 1974.1 
Death*29 March 1975Celeste 'Lynn' Costin died on 29 March 1975 at age 20.1 
Burial*Celeste was buried at Mount Holly Cemetery, Onancock, Accomack Co, VA.1 

Family

Richard Thomas O'Kusky b. 1951, d. 29 Mar 1975

Citations

  1. [S3121] Cathy Costin Potts, Ancstors of Cathy Costin Potts.

Richard Thomas O'Kusky1

M, b. 1951, d. 29 March 1975
ChartsDescendants of William Andrews (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of William Burton (Gentleman, Metompkin)
Descendants of John Fisher (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Thomas Harmanson (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of William Jones (Burgess at Jamestown)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Descendants of Nathaniel Littleton (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Obedience Robins (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Smith (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Charlemagne (741-813, King of the Franks & Holy Roman Emperor of the West)
John Elliott, Private, with Capt. John Blair & Col. Thomas Fleming in the 9th Regt.
Last Edited27 Mar 2021
Birth*1951Richard Thomas O'Kusky was born in 1951.1,2 
Marriage*September 1974He married Celeste 'Lynn' Costin, daughter of Edwin Bryan Costin Jr. and Agnes Celeste Bonnewell, in September 1974.1 
Death*29 March 1975Richard Thomas O'Kusky died on 29 March 1975.1 
Burial*Richard was buried at Mount Holly Cemetery, Onancock, Accomack Co, VA.1,2 

Family

Celeste 'Lynn' Costin b. 10 May 1954, d. 29 Mar 1975

Citations

  1. [S3121] Cathy Costin Potts, Ancstors of Cathy Costin Potts.
  2. [S502] Jean Merritt Mihalyka & Faye Downing Wilson, Graven Stones of Lower Accomack County, Virginia.

Henry Levi (of Levi) Riggin1

M, b. 24 December 1869, d. 14 July 1938
FatherLevi Riggin (Riggins) b. 3 May 1841, d. 23 Aug 1890
MotherAra Jane Phillips b. 26 Feb 1842, d. 21 Dec 1911
Last Edited28 Mar 2021
Birth*24 December 1869Henry Levi (of Levi) Riggin was born on 24 December 1869 at York Co, VA.1 
Census w/parents*1870Henry was listed with his parents in the census of 1870 at Poquoson, York Co, VA. HH#181 was headed by Levi Riggins, a 30 year old farmer with real estate valued at $300. Listed with him were the following Riggins: Arry J., age 30; Christianna, age 9; Sarah E., age 3; and Levi H., age 9/12.2 
Census w/parents*1880Henry was listed with his parents in the census of 1880 at Poquoson, York Co, VA. HH#110 was headed by Levi Riggins, a 40 year old farmer. Listed with him were the following Riggins: Mary, a 40 year old wife & house keeper; Sarah, an 11 year old daughter; Henry, a 9 year old son; Franklin, a 4 year old son. Also listed with him was Christian Willis, an 18 year old daughter.3 
Death*14 July 1938He died on 14 July 1938 at Poquoson, York Co, VA, at age 68.1 
Burial*Henry was buried at Emmaus Baptist Church Cemetery, Poquoson, York Co, VA.1 

Citations

  1. [S2259] findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/16231004/…
  2. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1870 Federal Census, York Co, VA.
  3. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1880 Census, York Co, VA.

Charlotte Edwards1,2

F, b. circa 1841
Last Edited28 Mar 2021
Birth*circa 1841Charlotte Edwards was born circa 1841 at Poquoson, York Co, VA.3 
Married Namecirca 1862 As of circa 1862,her married name was Riggin.4 
Marriage*circa 1862She married William H. Riggin Sr. (Riggins), son of Isaac Riggin and Ellen Lawson, circa 1862 at York Co, VA.4 
Census w/husband*1870Charlotte was listed with her husband in the census of 1870 at Poquoson, York Co, VA. HH#264 was headed by William Riggins, a 63 year old ship carpenter, born in MD, with real estate valued at $600 and personal property valued at $100. Listed with him were the following Riggins: Charlotte, age 29; George, age 20; Daniel W., age 18; Edward S., age 13; William H., age 6; and Alexander, age 1.3 
Census head*1880Charlotte was listed as a head of household in the census of 1880 at Poquoson, York Co, VA. HH#186 was headed by Charlotte Riggins, age 35. Listed with her were the following Riggins: Lee, a 15 year old son; Alex, a 13 year old son; Henry, a 10 year old son; and Maggie, a 4 year old daughter.1 
Death Cert Named Pat*12 June 1924She was named in a death certificate as a parent on 12 June 1924. The death certificate of Alaxandrew Riggins, shows him as age 55, born 1889 & died 12 Jun 1924 in Elizabeth City, VA, the son of William Riggins and Charlett Edwards. 

Family

William H. Riggin Sr. (Riggins) b. 1811, d. 7 Mar 1876
Children 1.William H. Riggin Jr. (Riggins)3 b. c 1863
 2.Alexander Riggin (Riggins)3 b. 17 Mar 1869, d. 12 Jun 1924
 3.Henry Sidney (of Wm H) Riggin+1 b. 1871, d. 1942
 4.Maggie Riggin1 b. c 1876

Citations

  1. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1880 Federal Census, York Co, VA.
  2. [S3121] Cathy Costin Potts, Ancstors of Cathy Costin Potts.
  3. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1870 Federal Census, York Co, VA.
  4. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, Henry S. Riggins & Claressa L. Moore in the Virginia, U.S., Select Marriages, 1785-1940.

William H. Riggin Sr. (Riggins)1

M, b. 1811, d. 7 March 1876
FatherIsaac Riggin2 b. 1774, d. 1839
MotherEllen Lawson2 b. 1778
Last Edited28 Mar 2021
Birth*1811William H. Riggin Sr. (Riggins) was born in 1811 at Somerset Co, MD.2 
Marriage*9 December 1831He married Sarah 'Sallie' Phillips on 9 December 1831 at York Co, VA. They were shown as William Riggins and Sarah Phillips.3 
Census head28 June 1860William was listed as a head of household in the census of 28 June 1860 at Halfway House P.O., York Co, VA. HH#145 was headed by Wm. Riggins, age 33(sic) (53?), a master carpenter, with real estate valued at $700 and personal property valued at $400, born in Maryland (everyone else born in Virginia). Listed with him were the following Riggins: Sarah, age 45; Martha, age 21; Thomas, a 20 year old carpenter; Levin, an 18 year old farmer; Cassandra, age 15; Sarah, age 14; Eugenia, age 13; George, age 9; Daniel, age 7; and Edward, age 4.4 
Marriage*circa 1862He married Charlotte Edwards circa 1862 at York Co, VA.1 
Census head*1870William was listed as a head of household in the census of 1870 at Poquoson, York Co, VA. HH#264 was headed by William Riggin, a 63 year old ship carpenter, born in MD, with real estate valued at $600 and personal property valued at $100. Listed with him were the following Riggins: Charlotte, age 29; George, age 20; Daniel W., age 18; Edward S., age 13; William H., age 6; and Alexander, age 1.5 
Death*7 March 1876He died on 7 March 1876 at Poquoson, York Co, VA.2 
Burial*William was buried at Dryden Cemetery #2, Poquoson, York Co, VA. His tombstone shows him as William H. RIggin, born 1811, died 1876.2 

Family 1

Sarah 'Sallie' Phillips b. c 1815, d. c 1861
Marriage*9 December 1831He married Sarah 'Sallie' Phillips on 9 December 1831 at York Co, VA. They were shown as William Riggins and Sarah Phillips.3 
Children 1.Martha Riggin4 b. c 1839
 2.Thomas Riggin4 b. c 1840
 3.Levi Riggin (Riggins)+4 b. 3 May 1841, d. 23 Aug 1890
 4.Cassandra Riggin4 b. c 1845
 5.Sarah Riggin4 b. c 1846
 6.Eugenia Riggin4 b. c 1847
 7.George W. Riggin6 b. c 1850
 8.Daniel Webster Riggin (Riggins)7 b. 1 Jan 1856, d. 25 Jul 1921
 9.Edward Sylvester Riggin (Riggins)8 b. 16 Mar 1857, d. 1 Apr 1925

Family 2

Charlotte Edwards b. c 1841
Marriage*circa 1862William H. Riggin Sr. (Riggins) married Charlotte Edwards circa 1862 at York Co, VA.1 
Children 1.William H. Riggin Jr. (Riggins)5 b. c 1863
 2.Alexander Riggin (Riggins)5 b. 17 Mar 1869, d. 12 Jun 1924
 3.Henry Sidney (of Wm H) Riggin+1 b. 1871, d. 1942
 4.Maggie Riggin9 b. c 1876

Citations

  1. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, Henry S. Riggins & Claressa L. Moore in the Virginia, U.S., Select Marriages, 1785-1940.
  2. [S2259] findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/16230217/…
  3. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, William Riggins & Sarah Phillips in the Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850.
  4. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1860 Federal Census, York Co, VA.
  5. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1870 Federal Census, York Co, VA.
  6. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, Geo. W. Riggins & Eliz. Jane Callis in the Virginia, U.S., Select Marriages, 1785-1940.
  7. [S2259] findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8261496/…
  8. [S2259] findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8261495/…
  9. [S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1880 Federal Census, York Co, VA.