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Some Children of Alexander Lemons 

 

 

 

By 1st Wife Sarah Grant:

 

 

William & Frances Lemons

 

This William can easily be confused with his uncle William, the son of John and Talitha Lemons.  That William also was married to a "Fanny". 

He was probably the man who served as a Captain, 6th Regiment, 8th Rockingham Brigade, being promoted to Major in 1817 before his resignation (#533).[1] 

9 Dec 1828: Along with Alexander and Thomas (x) Limon, William Limmon witnessed a deed from John Lindsay to James Strange of 3 1/3 acres, part of Lot #5 of the John Lemmonds estate.[2]

1830 Census, Rockingham County, NC: William Lemmons was listed with 1 male 40-50, 1 female under 5, 1 30-40; 1 slave.[3]

24 Feb 1840: He purchased 110 1/2 acres on the waters of Buffalo Creek for $1.00 from Alexander Lemonds.  The acreage adjoined [brother-in-law] John Robertson, [uncle]  James Lemons, and Harden Carter.  Witnesses: John Robertson and Thomas Pratt.  On that same day he was listed among the adjoining landowners in a deed from Alexander Limons to [brother] Thomas Limons for 110 acres on Tomlin's Fork Creek.  Others listed were John Robertson, Wiley Comer, and [brother-in-law] Hezekiah Jones.[4]  For creek locations, see Relevant Water Courses in Rockingham County.

c. 1840: William Limon and C. T. Carter witnessed a deed from Alexander Lemonds to John Robertson on Buffalo Island Creek adjoining James Lemons and John Cox.[5]  John Cox may have been the Cox who married William's daughter Peggy.

1840 Census, Rockingham County, NC: The William Lemmons household consisted of  2 males under 5, 1 5-10, 1 50-60; 1 female under 5, 1 5-10, 1 10-15, 1 20-30.  Listed next to William was Alexander Lemmons.[6]  Why the difference in Fanny's age from 1830 to 1840?  Was this another William Lemons?

30 Sep 1844: William Limons and Charles Strong, witnessed a deed from Thomas Lemons to Samuel F. Adams on the waters of Tomlin's Fork Creek adjoining the lands of William Lemmons and Conner.[7]

26 Feb 1846: Along with Thomas Limons, John Cox, and Charles Gates, William Limons was mentioned as an adjoining landowner in a deed from John Robertson to Alexander Lemmonds on the waters of Tomlin's Fork.[8]

2 Dec 1847: He and John C. Cox witnessed a deed of gift of one slave from Alexander Lemons and Archibald McDonnell to [brother-in-law and sister] John and Catherine Robertson.[9]  Archibald Mcdonald was married to Jane Lemons, William's half-sister.

16 Oct 1850 Census, Rockingham County, NC: Farmer William Lemonds 58, born NC, with property worth $200; Francis 38; Martha J. 22; Mary J. 17; William S. 12; Margaret 12; and Williamson 6.[10]

8 Nov 1856: He was listed as an adjoining property owner in a deed from [brother] Thomas (x) Lemons to Pleasant H. Price of 116 acres on Tomlin's Fork.  Others mentioned were Charles Gates, A. H. Barnes, and James Morgan.[11]    

1860 Census, , Rockingham County, NC (Elm Grove P.O.): Farmer William Lemmons Farmer 65, born NC, with real and personal property worth $500 and $3,324 respectively; Francis 45; William 21, born TN; Thomas 17.  They were enumerated between Charles Gates and A. H. Barnes.[12]  Thomas must have been identified as Williamson in the 1850 Census?

22 Oct 1860: He sold 66 acres on the waters of Tomlin's Fork adjoining A. H. Barnes, Nancy Shelton, P. H. Price, and Hardin Carter to Pleasant H. Price for $475.  Witnesses: Thomas A. Ragland and William Y. Thomas.[13]

William died in 1862.  On 22 Dec 1862, commissioners Hardin, Toliver, and A. J. Carter, Pleasant, Granville and T. R. Price, James Morgan, Z. P. Sneed, B. S. Roberts, William Y. Thomas, Richard Johnson, and Charles S. Gates laid off 86 acres, including the "mansion house" as the dower lands of Fanny Lemons.  This parcel adjoined H. Carter and Col. Johnson.[14]

24 Aug 1863: The division of the lands belonging to the William Lemons estate resulted in: 1) Thomas Lemons, 75 acres adjoining Richard Johnson, Price, and Hardin Carter; 2) Mary Grogan, 71 acres adjoining Richard Johnson; 3) Martha Bowers, 55 1/2 acres adjoining James Lemons; 4) Peggy Ann Cox, 55 1/4 acres adjoining Price.[15]

1870 Census, Leaksville Township, Rockingham County, NC: Farmer Fanny Lemons 67, with real and personal property worth $600 and $150; Thomas 25, a farm laborer [no doubt on the family farm] with $156 in real property.[16]

 

 

Children of William and Frances Lemons:

 

Martha J. Lemons (c. 1828 -     ; m. John Bowers 30 May 1850)

Mary J. Lemons (c. 1833 -     ; m. J. H. Grogan)

William S. Lemons (c. 1838 -     )

Margaret Ann "Peggy" Lemons (c. 1838 -     ; m. ______ Cox)

Thomas Williamson Lemons (c. 1844 -     )

 

 


 

 

John Lemons & Sarah "Sally" Somers

 

11 Apr 1791: John was born in Rockingham County, NC.[17]

Wife Sarah was the daughter of John's stepmother Catherine Arden Somer Lemons, who was the second wife of father Alexander Lemons.  

8 Mar 1813: John Limon and T. Searcy witnessed a deed from James (x) and Susannah (x) Oliver to Robert Strong for 44 acres on Buffalo Island Creek.[18]  This must be the son of Alexander, since John Junior had already moved to Williamson County, TN.

1815 Tax List, Rockingham County, NC: 250 acres valued at $250; 1 poll.  He was listed between Alexander  Lemons (as Trustee for Richard Austin)  and Jeremiah Hopper.[19]

16 Oct 1820: John Limon purchased 44 acres adjoining John Lindsay and Sneed Strong from the heirs of [aunt] Elizabeth Austin of Overton County, TN for $50.  Witnesses: Richard Austin and Alexander Limon.[20]

28 Nov 1820: He sold 44 acres purchased from the heirs of Elizabeth Austin for $100 to William R. Porter.  The deed was proved by John himself.[21]

16 Jun 1823: Along with Philip and A. Stuart of Wilson County, TN, John and Sally Lemmonds of Rockingham County, NC granted power of attorney to James Somers of Wilson County, TN to recover their shares in the estate of Katherine Lemonds and "our father" John Somers, the latter that part given to his widow Katherine Lemonds for her natural life.  Witnesses: R. Peay and Pleasant Ellington.[22]

1830 Census, Rockingham County, NC (Western District): John Lemmon's household consisted of 1 male 30-40; 1 female 30-40; 2 slaves.[23]

16 Dec 1833: He was probably the John Lemons who was among the commissioners laying off the dower lands of Mary Reynolds, widow of Edward Reynolds.[24]

August 1837: He proved a deed from Alexander Lemon to John Lindsay in court, although he'd not been one of the subscribing witnesses.[25]

He wasn't listed in the division of lands belonging to the estate of Alexander Lemons on 10 Dec 1858, but was mentioned among the heirs in a division of slaves on 17 Dec 1858.[26]

1873: John died.

 

 


 

Thomas & Jane Lemons

 

There was also a Thomas Lemons born c. 1827 residing with James Lemons in 1850, a laborer.  Thomas son of Alexander, on the other hand, was born c. 1801 - also according to the 1850 Census.

9 Dec 1828: William, Alexander, and Thomas (x) Limon witnessed a deed from John Lindsay to James Strange for 3 1/3 acres, part of Lot #5 of the John Lemmond estate.[27]  William was Thomas' brother; Alexander was Thomas' father.

1830 Census, Rockingham County, NC: 1 male 20-30; 1 female under 5, 1 20-30, 1 30-40.[28]

24 Feb 1840: He purchased 110 acres for $1.00 from Alexander Limons.  The parcel was located on Tomlin's Fork Creek adjoining William Limon, [brother-in-law] John Robertson, Wiley Comer, and [brother-in-law] Hezekiah Jones.  Witnesses: John Robertson and Thomas Pratt.  On that same day Thomas was listed among the adjoining landowners in a deed from Hezekiah Jones to Alexander Lemonds on the waters of Tomlin's Fork.  Others listed were the Widow Lindsey and John Robertson.[29]  Tomlin's Fork flows into Buffalo Island Creek from the south, just before the latter empties into the Dan River.

26 Jan 1841: Thomas (x) Lemon was among the commissioners laying off the dower lands of Mary Grogan, widow of Elijah Grogan.  The other commissioners were B. Roberts, Thomas Pratt, Pryor Reynolds, Abner Webster, Drury Price, James Dillard, Joseph Covington, Noah and John Joyce, Tilman Coleman, and Aaron Martin.[30]  Sister Mary was married to J. H. Grogan.

30 Sep 1844: Thomas Lemons sold 3 acres on the waters of Tomlin's Fork Creek adjoining William Lemmons and Conner to Samuel F. Adams and John Strong for $9.00.  The deed was witnessed by Charles Strong and William Limons.[31]

11 Dec 1845: Thomas (x) Lemons and Benton Fields witnessed a deed from Joseph Covington to Alexander Thompson on the waters of Buffalo Island Creek.[32]

31 Dec 1845: For $400 Thomas Lemmons purchased 100 acres on Tomlin's Fork Creek from Alexander Lemmons.  Witnesses: C. W. Strong and John Cox.[33]  John Cox may have been the Cox who married Thomas' sister Peggy.

26 Feb 1846: Thomas Limons was listed among the adjoining property owners in a deed from John Robertson to Alexander Lemmonds on the waters of Tomlin's Fork.  Others listed were John Cox, William Limons, and Charles Gates.[34] 

1 Dec 1846: Thomas Lemmons sold 12 and 3/4 acres on Tomlin's Fork Creek to Charles T. Gates for $38.25.  Witnesses: Hardin Gates and William T. Thomas.[35]  With Charles Gates being mentioned so often, was Thomas' wife Jane born a Gates?

24 May 1848: Thomas (x) Lemmons sold 71 and 1/2 acres adjoining Scales and Gates to David Price for $132.00.  Witnesses: Samuel T. Hopper, John W. May, and Columbus (x) Cox.[36]   There was also a deed from Thomas (x) Lemmons to David Price for 71 and 1/2 acres adjoining Gates for $132.00.  The latter was witnessed by Samuel T. Hopper and Columbus Cox.[37]  Was the first deed recorded twice or were there two separate parcels of the same acreage and price, indicating estate lots?

18 Oct 1850 Census, Rockingham County, NC: Farmer Thomas Lemonds age 49, born in NC, unable to read or  write, with property valued at $200; Jane 48; Sarah 19; Katherine 17; Alexander 15; John 11; twins Thomas and Mary age 8; Calvin A. age 4.  Next door was the family of farmer Rawley Galloway 29, with property worth $6,000; Sarah E. 31;; Alexander H. 11; and Martha Lemonds age 20. [38]

8 Nov 1856: Thomas (x) Lemons of Surry County, NC sold 116 acres on the waters of Tomlin's Fork adjoining Charles Gates, A. H. Barnes, William Lemons, and James Morgan to Pleasant H. Price for $700.  Witnesses: Philip Gates and Charles S. Gates.[39] 

                 

 

Children of Thomas and Jane Lemons:

 

Sarah Lemons (c. 1831 -     )

Katherine Lemons (c. 1833 -     )

Alexander Lemons (c. 1835 -     )

John Lemons (c. 1839 -     )

Thomas Lemons (c. 1842 -     )

Mary Lemons (c. 1842 -     )

Calvin A. Lemons (c. 1846 -     )

 

 


Katherine Lemons & John Robertson

 

3 Feb 1805: John was born  in  North Carolina, presumably in Rockingham County.

Katherine and John Robertson moved to Tennessee before 1828, but returned to Rockingham County between 1836 and 1840.

c. 1840 Alexander Lemonds sold 221 acres on Buffalo Island Creek adjoining [Katherine's brother] James Lemons and John Cox to John Robertson of Granger County, TN.[40]  For creek locations, see Relevant Water Courses in Rockingham County.

24 Feb 1840: John Robertson, [Katherine's uncle] James Lemons, and Harden Carter were mentioned as adjoining landowners in a deed of gift of 110 1/2 acres on the waters of Buffalo Creek from Alexander Lemonds to [Katherine's brother] William.  Along with Thomas Pratt, John also witnessed the conveyance.  On that same day John was listed among the adjoining landowners in a deed from Alexander Limons to [Katherine's brother] Thomas Limons for 110 acres on Tomlin's Fork Creek.  The other adjoining owners were Wiley Comer and [Katherine's brother-in-law] Hezekiah Jones.[41]

26 Feb 1846: John sold property on the waters of Tomlin's Fork to Alexander Lemmonds.  The land adjoined Thomas Limons, John Cox, William Limons, and Charles Gates.[42]

2 Dec 1847: Katherine and John received eight year old slave Minerva from Alexander Lemons and Archibald McDonnell for natural love plus $5.00.  Witnesses: William Lemon and John C. Cox.[43]  Archibald was married to Jane Lemons, Katherine's aunt.

1850 Census, Rockingham County, NC:  Missionary Baptist Minister aged 45, with property valued at $873;  Katherine 47; Martha 46; Joseph H. 22; Thomas B. 18; John K. 16;  William A. 14; Martha E. 14.  All the children were born in TN.[44]

Jan 1853: Along with William and Thomas Lemons, John was co-executor of the will of  Alexander Lemons.

10 Dec 1858: John and Katherine received 139 acres in the division of the Alexander Lemonds estate.  On 17 Dec 1858 they received their share in the division of slaves.[45]

14 Jul 1860 Census, Surry County, NC (Mt. Airy P.O.): Missionary Baptist Minister 55, born NC, with real and personal property valued at $1,000 and $4,000 respectively; K. 50, born NC; John K. age 24, born TN; Emily 15, born NC; Sarah 11, born NC.[46]

22 Apr 1880: John died.

7 Oct 1884: Katherine Lemons Robertson died.  Both she and John are buried in the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Mt. Airy.

 

 

Children of Katherine Lemons and John Robertson: There may have been others.  I'm assuming that Martha E. and Emily were the same daughter.

 

Joseph H. Robertson (c. 1828 -     )

Thomas B. Robertson (17 Oct 1832 -     )

John K. Robertson (c. 1835 -     )

William A. Robertson (c. 1836 -     )

Emily Robertson (c. 1845 -     )

Sarah Robertson (c. 1849 -     )

 

 


 

By 3rd Wife Obedience:

 

 

 

Jane Lemons & Alexander McDonald

 

c. 1812: Archibald McDonald was born in Scotland.[47]

1 Dec 1827: Jane was born in Rockingham County, NC.

30 Oct 1846: Archibald and Jane were deeded 297 acres on the north side of the Dan River for natural love plus $10.00 by [father] Alexander Lemons.  This was the tract upon which Alexander resided.  The deed stipulated that Alexander was to hold and occupy 1/2 of the acreage for life.  In addition the couple received five slaves from Alexander, again for natural love, plus $5.00.  In the deed Jane McDonald was described as "the only child of his said late wife Obedience.  Witnesses: A. M. Scales and David Smith.[48]

4 Dec 1846: Jane McDonald received two slaves in a deed of gift from Alexander, for natural love and $5.00.  Witnesses: Thomas Giles and George Irvin.[49]

2 Dec 1847: Archibald McDonnell and Alexander Lemons deeded one slave to John and [Jane's half-sister] Catherine Robertson for natural love plus $5.00.  Witnesses: William Lemon and John C. Cox.[50]  William was Jane's half-brother.

23 Jan 1857: Archibald died, "aged 45 y 3 m 10d".[51]  

16 May 1908: Jane died.[52]

 

 

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Any information is only as reliable as its source.  Evaluate the following sources accordingly.

[1] Kearney, Abstracts of Letters of Resignation of Militia Officers in North Carolina 1779-1840, p. 43

[2] Book 2D, p. 146

[3] Rockingham County 1830 Census, p. 282

[4] Book 2K, p. 225, 232

[5] Book 2K, p. 231

[6] Rockingham County 1840 Census, p. 173

[7] Book 2R, p. 164

[8] Book 2P, p. 221

[9] Book 2nd O, p. 477

[10] Rockingham County 1850 Census, p. 202

[11] Book 2T, p. 479

[12] James Hunter chapter, NSDAR, The 1860 Federal Census of Rockingham County, North Carolina, p. 47

[13] Book 2Y, p. 547

[14] Book 2W, p. 199

[15] Book 2W, p. 251

[16] Rockingham County 1870 Census, p. 41/206

[17] Julia Fewsmith

[18] Book P, p. 383

[19] Rockingham County Historical Society, The Journal of Rockingham County History and Genealogy, v. 5, n. 2, p. 37, Dec 1980

[20] Book T, p. 312

[21] Book T, p. 314

[22] Book Z, p. 317

[23] Rockingham County 1830 Census, p. 326

[24] Book 2F, p. 110

[25] Book 2H, p. 311

[26] Book 2U, p. 308, 310

[27] Book 2D, p. 146

[28] Rockingham County 1830 Census, p. 305

[29] Book 2K, p. 232, 230

[30] Book 2nd L, p. 193

[31] Book 2R, p. 164

[32] Book 2S, p. 74

[33] Book 2nd O, p. 265

[34] Book 2P, p. 221

[35] Book 2P, p. 247

[36] Book 2Q, p. 282

[37] Book 2Q, p. 259

[38] Rockingham County 1850 Census, p. 207/104

[39] Book 2T, p. 479

[40] Book 2K, p. 231

[41] Book 2K, p. 225, 232

[42] Book 2P, p. 221

[43] Book 2nd O, p. 477

[44] The 1850 Federal Census of Rockingham County, North Carolina, p. 78

[45] Book 2U, p. 308, 310

[46] Surry County 1860 Census, p. 10

[47] James Hunter Chapter, NSDAR, Cemetery Records of Rockingham and Stokes Counties, North Carolina, p. 83

[48] Book 2nd O, p. 361, 358

[49] Book 2nd O, p. 395

[50] Book 2nd O, p. 477

[51] Cemetery Records of Rockingham and Stokes Counties, North Carolina, p. 83

[52] Cemetery Records of Rockingham and Stokes Counties, North Carolina, p. 83

 

 

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