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Thursday, December 08, 2016

Nimrod Lundsford and Mary Morris Polly Stafford



Nimrod Lunsford and Mary Polly Stafford had a daughter named...
...Nancy Rebecca Lunsford who married William Hanes Reese and they had a son named...
......Bailey Bright Reese who married Lillian Vianna Conner and they had a son named...
.........William Wilford Reese who married Geneva Margaret Lamb and they had a daughter...
............Eleanor Elaine Reese who married Avery Huneycutt and they had a daughter...
...............ME!  They are my 3rd great grandparents

Nimrod Lunsford was born 1/1823 in Burke County, NC to Nimrod Lunsford (DOB 1760 in Iredell County, NC; DOD 4/21/1847 in Hickory, Alexander County, NC) and Rebecca Foster (DOB 1786 in Alexander County, NC; DOD 1860-1870 in Alexander County, NC). The first Nimrod Lunsford was married to Jennie Malinda Jane McCombs (1760-1807) and they had 4 children: Dolly Lunsford (possibly married James Sawyer), Thomas Lunsford (married Lourana Dockery and Magdalena Wehunt), John Levi Lunsford (married ?), William Lunsford (married Catharine Cotter and Isabelle Berry). He then married Rebecca Foster and they had 9 children: John Lunsford (married ?), Celia B. Lunsford (Jeremiah "Jerry" Price), Annis Anna Lunsford (married ? Page), Lavina "Vina" Lunsford (William Washington Stafford), Asenath "Sena" Lunsford (John Richard Stafford), Nimrod Lunsford, Jeremiah "Jerry" Lunsford (Nancy Stafford), John H. Lunsford (Mary Matila Pendergrass) and Mary Elizabeth Lunsford (Francis Lafayette "Fate" Seabolt and Andrew Jackson Dockery). Nimrod Lunsford may also have been married a 3rd time to Elizabeth Wyatt.

Will of Nimrod Lunsford, the elder (spelling intact)
State of NC............}.In the Name of God amen
Alexander County..}.The 18th Day of April A.M. 1847
I Nimrod Lunsford of the State and conty affor S I Being in good health of sound mind and memory Do make this my last will and Testament at same time utterly Revoking all other former wills made by me Declaring this to be my last will and Testament.....
1) First I gave and Bequeth to my beloved wife Rebecka Lunsford two milk cows the small bay horse one Blue sow and seven Shotes two stags now in the pen two Sheep all the poultry, one bed and funnature all the funature shuch as cuppord Drawers and other funnature belonging to the house one fifteen gallon cettle one pot one oven and bed one Skilet Also my farm Where on I now Dwell contaning 200 Acres With the house and primasis With sufficient Baken and Bread Stuff for her supoort until grain can be made to have and to hold During her life time or widowhood.....
2) I give and bequeth unto my Son Nimrod Lunsford the above named farm at the Dec. of his mother to be his right and property also one cow and calf....
3) Also I have 150 Acres of land on lower little River cald the Wiley place Which I wish my Executor to sell to the highest bidder on one and two years credit Also one other tract of land cald the cope place containing 200 Acres Adjoining David Bowman and others to be Disposed of as the above namd Also a certain parcel of land adjoining Solomon Fox and other to be Disposd of in the same way as above namd Also one certain parcel of land on land adjoining Elisha Fox, William Fox and including the farm Where Jerram Price Now Dwells to be Disposd of in the same as above namd. Also one other tract of land lying on Bannets Mountain containing 840 Acres to be Disposed of as before namd. Also one other parcel of land lying in middle little River Adjoining Manning Price and others containing 220 Acres to be Disposd of as before namd Also one other tract of land cald the Austin place 343 Acres Adjoining Joseph Stanns on the ? of middle little River to be Disposd of as before named Also one other parcel of land Adjoining George Bowman Daniel Fry and others containing by estimation 150 Acres to be Disposd of in the same way as before namd the proseed, of the Above lands to be Divided Equily With Annis Page Selah Price Lavina Stafford Sena Stafford With the Exception of fifty Dollars apeace to Each and Every one of my other lawful heirs after paying all my Just Depts.
At the same time I do appoint Ruben Watts of the Same county and State Excutor of this my last will and testament to which I have here unto set my hand and seal the day and date above written
Signed Seald and Delivered.}............His
in the presents of us.......}......Nimrod X Lunsford
Jos H. Row...................}...................Mark
Isaac A. Stafford.........}
State of N. Carolina.}.Court of Pleas to quarter
Alexander County.....}.June Term 1847
The foregoing paper writing was produced in open court by Ruben Watts the Executor therein named and on the oaths Joseph H. Row and Isaac A. Stafford the witnesses then to duly proved as the last will and testament of Nimrod Lunsford and ordered to be r... R. Carson, Clk

Land
200 acres to Rebecca Lunsford and then to Nimrod Lunsford
150 lower Little River called Wiley Place
200 adjoining David Bowman
? adjoining Solomon Fox
? adjoining Elisha Fox, William Fox and including the farm where Jerram Price now dwells
840 on Bannets Mountain
220 middle Little River adjoining Manning Price
343 Austin place adjoining Joseph Stanns (or Starnes) on the ? of middle Little River
150 adjoining George Bowman Daniel Fry
2,143 acres (not counting the two parcels that didn’t have the amount of acreage listed)!



Nimrod Lunsford married Mary "Polly" Morris Stafford (aka Mary "Polly" Mavis Stafford). She was born 1/14/1824 in Alexander County, NC to Alfred Monroe Stafford (1787-1870) and Martha Elizabeth Foster (1797-?).


This is suppose to be Mary "Polly" Stafford (found on Findagrave.com and Ancestry.com)

Nimrod Lunsford and Polly Stafford had 12 children:

1) John L. Lunsford (DOB Abt 1843 in Alexander County, NC; DOD ? in ? ) married Letty Jane Reeves (DOB 1838, DOD ? ). They had Clorra Lunsford, Asa Nimrod Lunsford (Asil, Asel Ansel Lunsford), Mary Lunsford, Orleana Lunsford (Arlena Lunsford), Joseph Ervin Lunsford (Joseph Erwin Lunsford), Clarence E. Lunsford, Maggie Lunsford.

2) Huldah Hannah Lunsford (DOB Abt 1844 in NC; DOD 12/18/1916 in Madison County, NC) married Jacob "Jake" Harrison Stines (aka "Yuck" Stines) (DOB 6/1844 in NC; DOD 4/20/1907 in Madison County, NC). They had George Franklin "Frank" Stines, Sarah Elizabeth Stines, Charles "Charlie" Jackson Stines (aka "Bud"), Logan Stines, Virgil Henry Stines, Leona Stines, Julius Stines.

3) Nancy Rebecca Lunsford (DOB Abt 1847 in NC; DOD Abt 1909 in Meadow Fork, Madison County, NC) married William Hanes Reese (DOB 4/1847 in Madison County, NC; DOD 8/30/1910 in Madison County, NC). They had Marion Franklin Reece, Martha Reece, Bailey Bright Reese, Harriett Robert "Bertie" Reese.

4) Martha Minerva Lunsford (DOB Abt 1848 in Alexander County, NC; DOD Abt 1897 in Morganton, Burke County, NC) married James Henry Hagan (DOB Abt 1856 in NC; DOD ? in ? ). They had Marion Hagan, Mary Elizabeth Hagan, Western Hagan, John Hagan, Harriet Hagan.

5) Cecenia "Senie" Catherine Lunsford (DOB 3/1841 in Madison County, NC; DOD 11/23/1928 in Madison County, NC) married William Ambrose Norris, Sr. (DOB Abt 1847 in Lincoln County, TN; DOD Abt 1894 in Madison County, NC). They had Sanie Seny Iowa Norris, Nancy Norris, Wixie Belvora Norris (aka Wecksey Belvora Norris), Matilda Norris, Joel W. Payne Norris.

6) Tempy Lunsford (DOB Abt 1853 in Buncombe County, NC; DOD ? in ? ) married William W. Lunsford.

7) Annis "Ann" Lavina "Vina" Lunsford (DOB Abt 1854 in Buncombe County, NC; DOD 1910-1920 in Madison County, NC) married Christopher "Christley" G. Hagan (DOB 8/27/1845 in NC; DOD 5/14/1922 in Madison County, NC). They had Mollie Hagan, James Hagan, Charlotte Hagan, Caledonia "Doan" Hagan, Annie May Hagan, Zilpha Hagan, Polly Hagan.

8) Alfred F. Lunsford (aka Alford F. Lunsford)(DOB 5/27/1857 in NC; DOD 1/9/1929 in Union County, SC) married Martha Ellen "Ella" Evans (DOB 6/13/1867 in NC; DOD 9/1/1953 in Union County, SC). They had Tiny Lunsford, Charles "Charlie" Alex Robert Lunsford, Bessie L. Lunsford, Mary Macey Lunsford, Lawin Hayden Roy Lunsford, James Ferdie Lunsford, Grady Franklin Lunsford, Orville R. Lunsford, Luther T. Lunsford, Joseph Clyde Lunsford.

9) Isabella Lunsford (DOB Abt 1858 in Buncombe County, NC; DOD ? in ? ) married ? .

10) Jane Lunsford (DOB Abt 1861 in Buncombe County, NC; DOD ? in ? ) married ? .

11) Harriett Lunsford (DOB 8/8/1863 in Pickens County, SC; DOD 8/21/1937 in White Oak, Haywood County, NC) married Robert Lafayette Green (DOB 5/12/1855 in Haywood County, NC; DOD 7/15/1924 in Haywood County, NC). They had Louie Greene, Francis L. Green, Henry L. Green, James R. Green, William F. Green, Minson C. Green, Grady Reeves Green, Brody Zachery Green, Sarah "Sally" Elvira Green.

12) Rachel E. Lunsford (DOB Abt 1866 in NC; DOD 1902 in ? ) married Levi Nelson Allen Lunsford (DOB 1/14/1858 in Madison County, NC; DOD 8/28/1922 in Marshall, Madison County, NC). They had Harriett Lunsford, John Lawson Lunsford, Emily A. Lunsford. Levi Nelson Allen Lunsford married 2nd Sarah Plemmons.



 1850 U.S. Census of Alexander County, North Carolina; Ancestry.com, Roll: M432_619; Page: 149B; Image: 302, Taken 9/14/1850, Family #703, Lines 24-30, "Nimrod Lunsford"
Nimrod Lunsford, 27 yrs old (DOB 1823), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $1,500 Real Estate Value, Born in NC
Mary Lunsford, 27 yrs old (DOB 1823), F, W, Born in NC, Cannot read or write
John Lunsford, 7 yrs old (DOB 1843), M, W, Born in NC
Huldah Lunsford, 6 yrs old (DOB 1844), F, W, Born in NC
Rebecca Lunsford, 4 yrs old (DOB 1846), F, W, Born in NC
Nerva Lunsford, 2 yrs old (DOB 1848), F, W, Born in NC
Rebecca Lunsford, 66 yrs old (DOB 1784), F, W, Born in NC, Cannot read or write



1860 U.S. Census of French Broad, Buncombe County, North Carolina; Ancestry.com, Roll: M653_889; Page: 263; Image: 74; Family History Library Film: 803889, Taken 6/1/1860, Family 5, Lines 26-35, "Nimrod Lunsford"
Nimrod Lunsford, 38 yrs old (DOB 1822), M(ale), W(hite), Farming, $0 Real Estate, $69 in Personal Estate VAlue, Born in NC Polly Lunsford, 39 yrs old (DOB 1821), F, W, Born in NC, Cannot read or write
John Lunsford, 15 yrs old (DOB 1845), M, W, Born in NC, Attended school during the year
Huldie Lunsford, 14 yrs old (DOB 1846), F, W, Born in NC, Attended school during the year
Rebeca Lunsford (sic), 12 yrs old (DOB 1848), F, W, Born in NC, Attended school during the year
Martha Lunsford, 10 yrs old (DOB 1850), F, W, Born in NC, Attended school during the year
Cena Lunsford, 9 yrs old (DOB 1851), F, W, Born in NC
Vina Lunsford, 6 yrs old (DOB 1854), F, W, Born in NC
Tempy Lunsford, 5 yrs old (DOB 1855), F, W, Born in NC
Isabella Lunsford, 2 yrs old (DOB 1858), F, W, Born in NC




1870 U.S. Census of Township 7, Madison County, North Carolina; Ancestry.com, Roll: M593_1147; Page: 414A; Image: 209742; Family History Library Film: 552646, Taken 8/17/1870, Family #78, Lines 33-40, next page, Lines 1-4, "Manfred Lunsford" (sic, it looks like Nimrod Lunsford but Ancestry.com has him indexed as Manfred Lunsford), Family #79, Lines 5-14, "Green Reese"
Nimrod Lunsford, 56 yrs old (DOB 1814), M(ale), W(hite), Farm laborer, Born in NC, Can read and write
Mary Lunsford, 57 yrs old (DOB 1813), F, W, Keeping house, Born in NC, Cannot read or write
Hannah H. Lunsford, 24 yrs old (DOB 1846), F, W, No occupation, Born in NC, Cannot read or write
Martha Lunsford, 20 yrs old (DOB 1850), F, W, No occupation, Born in NC, Cannot read or write
Sina Lunsford, 18 yrs old (DOB 1852), F, W, At home, Born in NC, Cannot read or write
Annis Lunsford, 17 yrs old (DOB 1853), F, W, At home, Born in NC, Cannot read or write
Tempy Lunsford, 13 yrs old (DOB 1857), F, W, At home, Born in NC, Cannot read or write
Isabella Lunsford 11 yrs old (DOB 1859), F, W, At home, Born in NC, Cannot read or write
Jane Lunsford, 9 yrs old (DOB 1861), F, W, At home, Born in NC
Albert F. Lunsford, 7 yrs old (DOB 1863), M, W, At home, Born in NC
Hanot C. Lunsford (sic, Harriet C. Lunsford), 5 yrs old (DOB 1865), F, W, At home, Born in NC
Rachel E. Lunsford, 4 yrs old (DOB 1866), F, W, At home, Born in NC
Family #79
Green Reese, 45 yrs old (DOB 1825), M, W, Farm laborer, $0 Real estate value, $0 Personal estate value, Born in NC, Can read and write
Telitha Reese (sic), 48 yrs old (DOB 1822), F, W, Keeping house, Bonr in NC, Can read and write
William H. Reese, 23 yrs old (DOB 1847), M, W, Farm laborer, Born in NC, Can read and write
Sarah J. Reese, 21 yrs old (DOB 1849), F, W, No occupation, Born in NC, Cannot read or write
James E. Reese, 18 yrs old (DOB 1852), M, W, At home, Born in NC, Cannot read or write
Mary E. Reese, 15 yrs old (DOB 1855), F, W, At home, Born in NC, Cannot read or write
Moses Reese, 12 yrs old (DOB 1858), M, W, At home, Born in NC, Cannot read or write
Susan A. Reese, 10 yrs old (DOB 1860), F, W, At home, Born in NC
John S. Reese, 7 yrs old (DOB 1863), M, W, At home, Born in NC
Elisha G. Reese, 5 yrs old (DOB 1865), M, W, At home, Born in NC




1880 U.S. Census of Fines Creek, Haywood County, North Carolina; Ancestry.com, Roll: 967; Family History Film: 1254967; Page: 208C; Enumeration District: 091; Image: 0410, Taken 6/23-24/1880, Family #195, Lines 48-50 next page Lines 1-5, "Nimrod Lunsford"
Nimrod Lunsford, W(hite), M(ale), 56 yrs old (DOB 1824), Head, Married, Farmer, Can read, Cannot write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Mary M. Lunsford, W, F, 57 yrs old (DOB 1823), Wife, Married, Keeping house, Cannot read or write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Alfred F. Lunsford, W, M, 17 yrs old (DOB 1863), Son, Single, Works on farm, Cannot read or write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Harriet C. Lunsford, W, F, 14 yrs old (DOB 1866), Daughter, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Christley Hagan, W, M, 34 yrs old (DOB 1846), Son-in-law, Married, Works on farm, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Annis L. Hagan, W, F, 26 yrs old (DOB 1854), Daughter, Married, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
James W.B. Hagan, W, M, 5 yrs old (DOB 1875), Grandson, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Charlotte A. Hagan, W, F, 3/12 mos old (DOB 1880), Granddaughter, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC



1900 U.S. Census of White Oak, Haywood, North Carolina; Ancestry.com, Roll: 1200; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0033; FHL microfilm: 1241200, Family #21, Lines 51-59, "Alfred Lunsford"
Alfred Lunsford, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born May, 1860, 40 yrs old, Married 6 yrs (DOM 1894), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer, Cannot read and write, Owned farm
Martha Lunsford, Wife, W, F, Born June, 1871, 28 yrs old, Married 6 yrs, 5 children with 5 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write
Tiny Lunsford, Daughter, W, F, Born Jan, 1889, 11 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Charles Lunsford, Son, W, M, Born May, 1891, 9 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Bessy Lunsford, Daughter, W, F, Born Nov, 1895, 5 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Mannessy Lunsford, Daughter, W, F, Born Feb, 1897, 3 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Laman O. Lunsford, Son, W, M, Born Apr, 1900, 1/12 mos old, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Nimrod Lunsford, Father, W, M, Born Jan, 1823, 77 yrs old, Married 57 yrs (DOM 1853), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write
Mary Lunsford, Mother, W, F, Born Jan, 1822, 78 yrs old, Married 57 yrs, 11 children with 10 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Cannot read or write



Nimrod Lunsford died in July, 1900 and is buried at White Oak Baptist Church, 7589 White Oak Road, Waynesville, Haywood County, NC, 28785 (35.666356, -83.018090)


FindaGrave.com
Nimrod Lunsford
Birth: Jan., 1822
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jul., 1900
Haywood County
North Carolina, USA
Family links:
Spouse: Mary Morris Stafford Lunsford (1822 - 1910)
Burial:
White Oak Baptist Church Cemetery
Haywood County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: April Phillips
Record added: Aug 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57013491

Mary "Polly" Morris Stafford
Birth: Jan., 1822
North Carolina, USA
Death: Dec., 1910
Haywood County
North Carolina, USA
Family links:
Spouse: Nimrod Lunsford (1822 - 1900)
Burial:
White Oak Baptist Church Cemetery
Haywood County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Beverly Wilson
Record added: May 31, 2015
Find A Grave Memorial# 147240666


Death Certificates of some of two of their children:

NC Death Certificate #254, Registration District #44-12, Certificate #3, Harriett Green, DOD 8/21/1937 in White Oak, Haywood County, NC
Female, White, Widower of Robert L. Green, DOB 8/8/1863 in Pickens County, SC, 74 yrs old
Father: Nimrod Lunsford, Born in SC
Mother: Polly Stafford, Born in SC
Informant: B.Z. Green, Cove Creek, NC
DOD 8/21/1937 at 2am
Cause of death: Pulmonary T.B., chronic
Buried: 8/22/1937 in Hyder Mtn

NC Death Certificate #142, Registration District #585762, Certificate #15, Hulda Stines, DOD 12/18/1916 in Madison County, NC
Female, White, Widow of  "Unknown", DOB (blank) in NC, about 80 yrs old (DOB 1836)
Father: Nimrod Lunsford, born in NC
Mother: - Stafford, born in NC
Informant: V. H. Stines (a son), Hot Springs, NC
DOD 12/18/1916
Cause of death: Paralysis cerebral hemorrhage
Buried: 12/21/1916 in Chestnut Hill

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