12. John Livesay
His wife's father John Campbell's trips into the Kanawha Valley of present day
West Virginia probably blazed the way for the Livesay Family's settlement of
Greenbrier County. He was a farmer in the Blue Sulphur Springs area of Greenbrier Co. John and Mary had 12 children.
68. Jesse J. Livesay
JESSE J. LIVESAY - was a son of John and Mary
(CAMPBELL) LIVESAY, both natives of Greenbrier County, and the family record is: John LIVESAY, born August 25, 1775, married Mary CAMPBELL, born May 15, 1777. They were married September 1, 1795, and their children were born: Sarah, July 20, 1796, died about 1850; James, April 3, 1798, died in Ohio: Thomas, March 20, 1800 died in Ohio; Nancy, March 28, 1802; John, May 3, 1804, died in
November, 1882; Betsy, August 21, 1806, lives in Ohio; Jesse, subject of this sketch, November 28, 1808, a farmer and grazier of Fort Spring District; Campbell, October 17, 1811; died in the West, July 1841; William, April 26, 1814, died in Ohio, March 15, 1850; Joseph, June 2, 1817, died in this county, April 22, 1841, Charles R., March 26, 1820, died in California. John, father of these children, died September 3, 1840, and his widow died September 3, 1849.
Jesse LIVESAY married, near Lewisburg, Eveline C.
TUCKWILLER, who was born near Lewisburg, October 28, 1819, a daughter of David and Sallie (LINSON)
TUCKWILLER, both natives of Greenbrier County, and now many years deceased. The record of the children of Jesse J. and Evaline C.(TUCKWILLER) LIVESAY is: Sarah F.
(CARAWAY), born February 26. 1835, lives on Muddy
Creek, this county; Samuel A., August 9. 1837, died October 4, 1879; Mary M., August 13, 1839, died August 1, 1858; Eliza T., September 13, 1841, lives at home; David T., September 24, 1843, lives in this county; Charles W., September 2, 1846, lives at home; Catharine L., March 18, 1849, lives in this county; Alfred E. W., June 8, 1851, lives at home; Elizabeth M. T., September 20, 1853, lives at Ronceverte; Nonnie C., June 9, 1856, died April 30, 1881; Martha H., September 17, 1858, died September 1, 1861; Annie R. M. (ERVIN), June 13, 1861, lives in this county; Jesse E., February 15, 1863, lives at home. The family postoffice address is Ronceverte, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.
15. William R. George Livesay
Lived in Richland W.V. where he owned and operated a grist mill and blacksmith
shop. The community today carries the name Livesay's Mill.
Another source is from Donna K. Livasy, Blacksburg, VA. This couple lived in
Richlands, Greenbrier Co. and operated Livesay's Mill.
WILLIAM R. LIVESAY - owns a farm in Lewisburg District of 1,500 acres of Blue Grass land, well watered and stocked. He is also the owner of LIVESAY Mill, on the Lewisburg and Williamsburg pike. His birth was in Falling Spring District, this county, January 6, 1817, and all his life has been passed here. He has been one year
president of the board of supervisors and two years justice of the peace. May 5, 1855, in this county he married Ann Elizabeth PATTERSON, and they had two sons: George, born May 5, 1857, died January 7, 1858; William Crawford, born July 12, 1860, lives at home, engaged in farming. Ann E., wife of Mr. LIVESAY, was born in Augusta County, Virginia, came to Greenbrier County about the age of twelve years, and died on her husband's farm July 19, 1862. She was a daughter of John and Jane (CRAWFORD) PATTERSON, and her parents, natives of Augusta County,
are deceased. Her father died in Augusta County, and her mother in Charlottesville, Virginia. September 8, 1864, William R. LIVESAY married Elizabeth Groves HERN, who was born in Augusta County, Virginia, May 28, 1829. She was a daughter of Joseph and Barbara (STRICKLER) HERN, who came to Greenbrier County when she was a girl, and died in this county, her father on the 7th of July, 1869, and her mother on the 20th of March, 1873. Joseph HERN was born in Shenandoah County, Virginia, in 1787, and Barbara, his wife, was born in Rockingham County, Virginia, October 7, 1797. William R. LIVESAY, who was born near Blue Sulphur, this county, December 14, 1780, and in
Pocahontas County married Mary SWITZER, who was born on Little Levels, Pocahontas County, August 3, 1786. They resided in Greenbrier County until death, and both died on the farm now owned by William R. George LIVESAY died March 21, 1865, and his wife died February 26, 1857. The brothers and sisters of William R. LIVESAY were Thomas, John, Rebecca, Andrew, Joseph, Elizabeth, Allen, Melinda Mary, Washington, Lucinda, and Harvey. William R.
LIVESAY's postoffice address is Richlands, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.
Transcribed and submitted by Valerie Crook,
firstname.lastname@example.org and Ed Johnson,
EDEAJ@aol.com , 1998.
18. Fountain Livesay
Moved to Missouri in 1833.
Subj:[LUFSEY-L] Fountain Livesay
Date:9/6/98 9:50:42 AM Pacific Daylight Time
This is information on Fountain Livesay as found in "The Livesays of Greenbrier Co. WVA" .
"Fountain Livesay, son of Thomas and Margaret Livesay, married Maary [Polly]Handley in 1809,
and in 1833, the couple and their family moved to the vicinity of Napoleon in Lafayette Co. Missouri.
This family was quite prominent in western Missouri affairs. The town of Livasy, Missouri was
named in honor of William Wallace Livesay, one of the sons of Fountain and Mary [Handley] Livesay.
Descendents live in Independence/Kansas City area today. "
" From their homes in Greenbrier Co. West Virginia, the descendants of Thomas and Margaret
Livesay moved out across West Va. In near Nicholas County, we have the town of Leivasy, West Va. founded by Valentine Leivasy, a descendent of Greenbrier Livesays. Recently a small town of
Levisay which was on Hominy Creek, branch of the Gauley River was discovered. They also
settled in Ohio, in Jackson Co. And an 1833 wagon train journey of Fountain Livesay to Lafayete Co. Missouri. From these early westward and southwestward journeys came moves to Tx, OK, Iowa and the far west as this branch of the family with roots in Lancashire in England made and continues to make its contributions to the building of this nation. "
Joyce in Ca.
Subj:[LUFSEY-L] Livesay Connections to VINCENT,GREENBRIER CO., Date:
9/24/98 8:51:16 PM Pacific Daylight Time
I think you may have hit paydirt here. :-) I have a great deal of information for you. Do you
by any chance have vol 8 of the WFT cds? There is a family tree on there for them. If you don't
have the cd, I will get information to you. Can you take a gedcom, or FTW, or FBC, or would you
rather I do doc. or rtf txts, or what form would you prefer? I also have several Handley and Livesay contacts which may enjoy this information, so will forward to the list. I am sure everyone will be pleased to know we have made another connection.
You have a friend named Betty, who has a grandmother named Mary Elizabeth LIVESAY [Bettie]
b. 1872 in MO. You are looking for her grandmother's parents. Thank you for all the good information, which helped me to find just the right people, I think. You list Bettie as marrying William Thomas JONES in 1897 in Labette Co. Kansas. No idea why they were married there instead of in Jackson Co. Mo, where they had been living prior to the marriage.
They lived in Jackson
Co. Mo. and also died there. They are buried in Salem Cem.
In the 1880 MO. census they are living with James RENICK and his wife Bettie.
Bettie's [grandmother] parents were from VA.
I can give you Bettie's parents. They were :
John LIVESAY b. 1815/1816 in VA.
Minerva PALLET b. WFT 1816-1853 and died 1875 in Odessa, MO. Lafayette Co.
This John Livesay is the son of William Fountain Livesay [also known as Fountain Livesay]
and Mary HANDLEY. Fountain is the brother of Peter LIVESAY of Greenbrier Co. VA who
married our Mary[Polly]LEGG, who is related to the VINCENT family of Greenbrier Co. Va., and
Kanawha, Monroe, and Shenandoah Co. I have much more; but will restrain myself and send
anything more to anyone personally who wants the information.
By the way, Linda, I bet your Betty is Bettie/Betty Ann CAMPBELL who married Fred CAMPBELL. I would love to know who his parents might be and if they are related to Sarah CAMPBELL who was
the mother of Mary HANDLEY who married Fountain LIVESAY.
Happy hunting, By the way, if you do not belong to the Livesay List, consider this your
invitation to join it. Let me know if you want the address.
Joyce in Ca.
19. Peter Fountain Livesay
Owned a 400 acre farm on Culbertson Creek near Williams burg, WV. Had 12 children and remained in Greenbrier County.
Joyce Cooper in California is a researcher of this line: Homepage:
Subj: [LUFSEY-L] Peter Livesay/Mary Legg
Date:9/13/98 10:15:58 AM Pacific Daylight Time
Here is another excerpt from that book, I have been studying recently. This is from "The
Livesays of Greenbrier Co., WVA" I do not verify the correctness of this material as I am only
putting down, what I see on the papers. It did come through the historian for Peter Livesay
from the LHS.
"Another child of Thomas Livesay, Jr. who remained in Greenbrier Co.
was Peter Livesay, who was born about 1790 in Greenbrier and who was married three times. He first married Mary [Polly] Legg, who was the mother of his children. His second marriage was to Polly Hess and his third wife was Delilah Johnson. He lived on Culbertson's Creek near Williamsburg and was known far and wide as a skilled blacksmith and a successful farmer of 400 acres of land. Helen Lindsley, in her description of a 1961 tour of Greenbrier Co. by the Livesay Family Association members made the following statement about Peter Livesay: "Both Peter and George were blacksmiths in their youth. Peter became sort of a wizard at gun smithing and other precision work and lived to a great age at Williamsburg." Helen was referring to the fact that Peter Livesay lived to be 93 years old and
died of cancer on Aug. 31, 1884. Miss Lindsley commented that the home of Harry Coe Livesay,
in Williamsburg, stands on the site of two log houses in which Peter lived. The Court Order Book of Greenbrier Co. for Oct. 1833, indicates that Peter Livesay and his wife, along with William Livesay and Fountain Livesay, his brothers and their wives, had inherited a lot in Frankford from their parents, Thomas and Margaret [Walton] Livesay. Peter and the others sold the lot in 1833. This entry, along with several others involving Thomas Livesay, Jr. and his family identifys Frankford as
a town in which the Livesay presence was strongly felt."
"Other entries in the Court Order Books of Greenbrier Co., show Peter Livesay supervising "hands",
who worked the public roads, witnessing wills, winning suits in court, and losing one, in
which he was fined one cent."
I will continue this information on another message, which will tell some of the
contributions which Peter and Mary's descendents made to their world. Hope this is
useful information for some of you.
Joyce in Ca.
Subj:[LUFSEY-L] Descendents of Peter Livesay and Mary Legg Livesay Date:
9/13/98 10:15:57 AM Pacific Daylight Time
Here is a little more information about Peter and Mary, from the book which I have been
Greenbrier Co. and the nation count among their most solid citizens, the descendents of Peter
and Polly [Legg] Livesay. Numbered among them is Everett Gray Livesay, deceased, who was an inventor, banker and business man in New York and Florida. He was also national champion of the left handed golfers three times and organized the Left Handed Golfers Association. Founder and owner of Livesay Window Co. of Miami, he had more than 100 patents issued to him as an inventor which included a special window for commercial purposes that was far advanced over windows then in current use. Among other valued and valuable members of the Livesay Historical Society, the descendants of Peter Livesay, who have made and are making outstanding contributions tothe Livesay Historical Society are one of the members, Lacy Livesay from Lakeland, Florida, and John R.[Bob] Livesay, of Ronceverte, in Greenbrier Co. Vice President of the LHS.
Joyce in Ca.
Mary (Polly) Legg
72. John Joseph Livesay
Subject:[LUFSEY-L] Mary "Levisay" Keenan
Resent-Date:Sun, 1 Nov 1998 15:28:54 -0800 (PST)
Date:Sun, 1 Nov 1998 18:22:55 -0500
From:"merv & libby lewis"
Joyce, Tina, & List,
>From the Archives I found that John J.
and Nancy Neal Livesay were married
in 1864. Mary "Levisay" Keenan's daughter, Elizabeth Oceola was born on 11 Feb, 1862. Now I need to find
who her parents could have been.
Oceola Elizabeth Keenan married James Addison Legg, son of Allen T. Legg (3 Oct 1834) and Jane Bell.
Allen T. was the son of James Legg (1792, Monroe Co) and Jane Ellis.
James and William Henry Legg were brothers.
Andy Keenan was the son of Andrew Raymond Keenan and Amy Gray.
Mary "Levisay" seems to have been his third wife out of four.
Legg information has been plentiful-
I've received a lot of help. Keenan information has been a little harder to find. Until the past week I hadn't even
started on the Livesay's. I don't know what happened to Mary Levisay Keenan.
25. Carter Livesay
Twelve children were born to this union. After Elizabeth Died in 1833 Carter
married Rachel Phillips on May 3, 1835. One child was born to this marriage.
His third wife was Mabel Perkens who he married on November 26, 1836 after Rachels death in March of the same year.
From the Book Descendants and Progenitors of Carter Livesay A 131.
Compiled by S. Luther Stapleton from the files of the Livesay Historical Society, 1992.
38. James Livesay
He was a farmer, gunsmith, and county official in Grayson County. He remained
there until 1834 when, with their youngest son , Joseph, he and his wife joined
the George Livesay family in Hawkins Co.
Virginia Pension Abstracts of the Revolution, 1812 and Indian Wars by Lucy McGhee, Washington D. C. 1959, Volume 5.
James Livesay drafted 18 Sept. 1814 at Grayson Co. Va. courthouse; discharged
ther 1 Feb 1815. Letter from Samuel Frost dated 6 June 1881 of Lee Co.
States he is around 40 and is son of Letha Livesay, widow of James Livesay and
that Livesay's first wife Nellie died 31 years ago and was buried on James's
farm now in Hancock Co., Tenn., then in Hawkins Co. After marriage, he died
over 20 years ago and was buried by his first wife. Letha and her family stayed on the farm until moving to Lee Co. Va. During the war and has resided
with her son. She could get necessary proof in Tenn. 10 or 12 miles away, but
is too feeble. There are not family records. In 1007 her address was Blackwater, Va.
James Livesay served in Capt. T. Doltons's Co. and received B. L. Wt. #38359
for 160 acres in 1866. He lived in Hancock Co. 1855. widow lived 1856, and she
lived at Hunter's Gap in Va. in Lee Co. in 1880.
First wife was Nellie Caldwell. Second wife was Leathy Goins. She married him
19 Feb. 1850 in Hancock Co. Tenn. The soldier died 11 April 1857 in Hancock
Date:12/1/98 8:36:57 PM Eastern Standard Time
From:VOLS@NETVA.COM (ALLISON, BOBBY D.)
Just saw you are researching Livesays in Grayson Co. I am back to SALLIE LIVESAY b. Sept20,l838 d.July 24,l915 -m. Joseph Roberts. They moved from Grayson Co to Smyth Co.,Va. l915. Am trying to find if Sallie's parents were James Livesay and Ellender Caldwell. Is this the line you are searching? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Oh yes-how about them VOLS? Thanks,
76. Andrew Livesay
Subj: [LUFSEY] Willilam H. LIVESAY
Date: 8/26/99 12:22:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (T Ellis)
This is a letter of introduction from Albert B. LIVESAY. He is searching for further information on William H. LIVESAY. I hope someone can help him.
Subject: Introduction to mail list members
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 1999 23:08:02 EDT
Just a short message to introduce myself and my line of Livesay's. I am a descendent of Thomas (A1) via George (A15) and both of his sons James (A151) and Enoch (A15a).
The James (A151) line is via Andrew (A151.1) and his daughter Emily, who was my great Grandmother.
The Enoch (A15a) line is via his fourth son William H. Livesay. This was my great Grandfather as he married Emily Livesay who was his 1st cousin, once removed.
William H. and Emily had my grandfather William E. Livesay. I have a good bit of data on Emily as she lived with my grandparents in her later years. However, I do not have very much data on William H. Livesay.
He died around 1880 when my grandfather was a young boy. I would like to know where he is buried and if he served in the Civil War. Any help will be appreciated.
I was born and finished High School in Jonesville, VA the County seat of Lee County. I came to Dayton Oh in 1953. My wife and I have two married daughters and three granddaughters. I like to watch most sports, play golf and I collect old metal toys. I retired from the U. S. Postal Service.
Albert B. Livesay
Subject:Re: [LUFSEY-L] Testerman, Livesay, Anderson
Resent-Date:Fri, 12 Feb 1999 18:04:58 -0800 (PST)
Date:Fri, 12 Feb 1999 20:55:59 -0500
References:1 , 2
Calvin Livesay (June 1834- Oct 1919) & John Granville Livesay (Sep 1840-Sep 1919) were brothers, both sons of James V. Livesay (1811-1900, born & died Grayson Co., VA) & Matilda Bird (1815-1886). James V.
Livesay was the son of James Livesay (1782-1857) & Ellender Caldwell (d 1849), and James was the first child of George Livesay (d. 1837) & Nancy Anderson (d. 1843). And George was the 5th child of immigrants Thomas Livesay (1730-1797) & Margaret Stones Livesay.
I'm a descendant of another son of James & Ellender Caldwell Livesay: Andrew Livesay (1802-1871), who married another Nancy Anderson. I'm also a descendant of (James' brother) Peter & Susannah Testerman Livesay, 1) through their son Thomas Testerman Livesay (mar Eliza Stapleton), 2) through their son Andrew Jackson Livesay (mar Mary Stafford Davis), and also 3) through their daughter Polly who married Abraham Testerman. All 4 of my father's grandparents were descendants of George & Nancy Anderson Livesay. If Abraham Testerman can be proved to be the son of Margaret Livesay & Peter Testerman, that would be my father's fifth line to George & Nancy (not to mention the multiple lines to Thomas & Mary Jane Testerman). So I have more than my share of some very good genes!
I'm especially interested in John Granville Livesay because a friend/cousin is a descendant of his & I suspect she may also have multiple Livesay lines.
I do know Mary Ann, but wasn't aware her book was out. Thanks! I'll write to her. She and her late husband George were very helpful in straightening out our Testerman lines. And she is the best person to check with on the location/existence of the will of Peter Testerman, said to mention sons George & Abraham.
Your multiple cousin,
Hi Wanda and Researchers, Thanks for the Census info for Andrew and Nancy "Livesay"/Livasy etc. I also list two more children of theirs from some of the compiling of information. Please anyone let me know if this information is incorrect. I list an Elizabeth "Livesay" as a child of theirs. She was b. in 1831 or thereabouts, and married Stephen Surgener. Here is what I have on census for them. It does not prove that she is a child of Andrew and Nancy, but since children were born around 1850, it was possible that Elizabeth would have been on her own in 1850 and not with the family. (I tried to check the 1850 census for Surgeners, but ancestry was being obstinate again today. :-) 1880 Census Jonesville, Lee, VA Stephen Seergener age 50 b. VA parents b. TN, Farmer Elizabeth age 49 b. VA parents b. VA Stephen Sergener age 12, b. VA Abraham age 9, b. VA Samuel Sergener age 7 b. VA I also list a Mock Livesay/Lievsay/Livacy as a child of Andrew and Nancy. Could that be an aka for one of the other children. At a quick look this a.m I did not find him. I will take another look after lunch. Joyce in CA http://www.geocities.com/jarmscoop -------Original Message------- From: Wanda Ellis Date: 02/08/04 17:33:19 To: LUFSEY-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Re: [LUFSEY] Alice Livesay CDS Kathy I am working with someone else on the line of Your Andrew Livesay. I am going to type out some Livesay Census for you to take a look at. It is 1850 Census and 1860 You will see your Andrew and son Sanders. The mother and wife is Nancy not Rachael. There is 27 year old daughter named Rachel in the 1850 Census. The Census is as follows (The name was spelled beginning with an S instead of an L.) In the 1850 Census it is spelled Sivissey and the ones that are spelled using the L is spelled Livissey. The name is spelled atleast 2 dozen ways across the country. 1850 Census of Lee County, Virginia, Enumeration District 32, Dwlg 196 - Family 209 Born Andrew Sivissey M 48 Farmer VA Nancy F 48 VA Rachel F 27 VA Sanders M 23 Farmer VA Willis M 21 Pipe Layer VA Robert H. M 20 Farmer VA Susannah F 16 VA Patrick M 12 VA Emily F 10 VA Anderson M 7 VA 1860 Census Of Lee Co., VA Pittsylvania, Western Div. Jonesville. Dwlg 1075 - Family 1107 Andrew Levisy (Andy) 58 M Farmer VA (Born in Grayson Co. VA Nancy 58 F VA Susannah 21 F VA Anderson 15 M VA Dwlg 1075/1106 Sanders Levisy 35 M Farmer VA Mariah 32 F TN (Hawkins Co., TN) Sarah J. 9 F TN John S. M. 2 M TN 1075-1109 Robert Levasy 29 M Farm Labor VA (Lee Co., VA) Elizabeth 21 F VA Louisa 5 F VA Thurman 4 M VA Emma L. 1 F VA 1075-1110 Patrick Levasy 22 M Farmer VA (Lee Co.,VA) Elizabeth 21 F TN (HancockCo., TN) Hyram 9/12 M TN (Hawkins Co.,TN) LOOK AT THIS THOROUGHLY. You will notice that in both Census years, the wife's name is Nancy, not Rachel. In the 1850 Census, you probably have all of the children, In the 1860 Census, there are some of the boys married and you will see their families. There may be some missing. This is how you prove your genealogy. I volunteer in a Genealogy library in Oklahoma. I hope this helps. Wanda Ellis firstname.lastname@example.org Hello Researchers, I have been trying to verify the information that I have about this part of the Livesays, so will pass along some of the census info that I have found, in case anyone needs it. 1880 Lee Co. (Jonesville) George Davis age 24 b. TN Sarah (Surgener/Sergener/Surgerner) age 18 b. TN Arnold age 3 b. VA Samuel age 1 b. VA Sanders Livesay age 54 b. VA Mariah age 51 b. TN Richard age 17 b. VA Nancy age 15 b. VA Charles age 10 b. VA Nancy Livesay age 79 mother (of Sanders) Joyce in CA http://www.geocities.com/jarmscoop Hello Researchers, I found this one which isn't the Abraham mentioned as being 8y and son of Stephen Sergener whose information that I sent earlier. Is it possible that you can tell me where this Abraham relates to Stephen Sergener who was age 50 in 1880 and apparently married Elizabeth Livesay/Livacy/Lievsay? 1870 Lee Co. Census A.R. Sergener age 44 b. TN Nancy age 38 b. TN Sarah C. E. James M. b. Lee Co. VA John E. b. Lee Co. VA Stephen S. age 8 b. Lee Co. VA The familysearch IGI says that Abraham Surgener was b. 12 May 1826 Lee Co. VA m. Nancy E. Moneyhun about 1846 in Lee Co. VA, and d. 7 Sept. 1895 Could he be a brother to Stephen S. Sergener, who m. Elizabeth Livesay? I had lots of fun with the various spellings of Sergener. :-) Happy Hunting, Joyce in CA http://www.geocities.com/jarmscoop
40. Peter Livesay
Peter married Susannah Testerman in about 1810 either in Grayson County VA or
Ashe County, NC. Peter and Susannah left Grayson County with George and Nancy
Livesay about 1816 and moved to Lee County, VA and then to the Kyles Ford area
of Hawkins County. TN. Peter and James shared the responsibility of leadership
of the family after the fathers. death.
41. Rachel Livesay
This family remained in Sowthwest Virginia and Western North Carolina area.
Had 11 children.
From a letter from Dr. L. Neal Testerman 12/19/96, West Hartford, CT
47. Joseph Livesay
Joseph was a teenager when his parents left Grayson Conty, VA, around 1816 and
moved to Lee County, VA and then to Hawkins Co. TN. He along with Edmond Livesay, had the largest families among the East Tenn. Livesays.
Joseph was a Union sympathizer in the Civil War. A story was told by one of
his descendants, (Edna Livesay Ramsey, Sneedville, Tennessee, that she had heard from her father) that a band of Confederate soldiers came by and arrested
several men in the community including Joseph. They tied them and dragged them
intending to hang them. Susanna (Mrs. Peter Livesay) a sister-in-law to Joseph, intervened and begged for Joseph's life, saying "He is a good man and
does not deserve that kind of treatment." They released him but hanged the
others. He received injuries at that time that resulted in his death a short
time later, August 15, 1962. There is a large, very old cemetery on Natty Branch, a few miles from the home place, many graves lonly marked wit field
stones. Some people in that area say that Joseph was buried there.
48. Enoch Livesay
This is taken from Hancock Co. and It's People.
Writen by Carolyn Mae Shuler. Who lives in Kingsport.
He was about 12 years old when the family moved from the New River area of Grayson Co. VA. He moved to Lee County where his brother James had bought land
and then in 1819 moved to Hawkins Co. with the fmily. Enoch and Polly Wilbourne had seven boys and one girl according to the 1840 census.