Anthony Chamness, Sr. (1713 - 1777) MP

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Birthplace: Smithfield, City of London, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in Snow Camp, Orange County (Present Alamance County), North Carolina, United States
Managed by: Richard Alan Welch
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About Anthony Chamness, Sr.

From the Martha's Extended Family page on Anthony Chamness:

http://martisgenes.info/p105.htm#i1178

Anthony Chamness[1],[2],[3],[4]

  • M, b. 5 February 1713, d. 20 September 1777
  • Father* John Chamness b. 1681
  • Mother* Ann Jones b. 1685
  • Birth* Anthony was born on 5 February 1713 in Smithfield, London, Middlesex, England.[5],[4] He was the son of John Chamness and Ann Jones.
  • Marriage* He married Sarah Cole on 24 November 1735 in St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland.[6],[5],[4]
  • Move* Anthony moved 1749 to Carver's Creek, Bladen County, North Carolina, from Fairfax, Loudoun County, Virginia.[7]
  • Move Anthony moved 7 December 1751 to Cane Creek, Orange County, North Carolina.[7]
  • Marriage* He married Rachel Beeson on 1 September 1766 in New Garden, Guilford County, North Carolina.[5]
  • Marriage* He married Margaret (?) on 9 May 1776 in Cane Creek, Orange County, North Carolina.[5]
  • Will* He made a will 24 November 1776 in Chatham County, North Carolina.[6]
  • Death* Anthony died on 20 September 1777 in Cane Creek, Orange County, North Carolina, at age 64.[5]
  • Burial* He was buried in September 1777 in Cane Creek, Orange County, North Carolina.[5]

Family 1

  • Sarah Cole b. 1 May 1718, d. 1763
  • Marriage* He married Sarah Cole on 24 November 1735 in St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland.[6],[5],[4]
  • Children
    • 1. Elizabeth Chamness b. 1 Oct 1737
    • 2. Susannah Chamness+ b. 31 Jul 1738, d. 4 Dec 1812
    • 3. Joseph Chamness+ b. 3 May 1740
    • 4. Sarah Chamness+ b. 11 Apr 1742, d. 20 Jan 1822
    • 5. Mary Chamness+ b. 11 Nov 1743, d. 22 Jun 1819
    • 6. Martha Chamness+ b. 11 Jan 1747
    • 7. John Chamness b. 6 Mar 1749
    • 8. Anthony Chamness b. 6 Apr 1751
    • 9. Rachel Chamness b. 29 Jan 1754, d. 19 Mar 1775
    • 10. Ann Chamness+ b. 4 Nov 1756, d. 31 Jul 1795
    • 11. Lydia Chamness b. 14 Dec 1758
    • 12. Joshua Chamness+ b. 5 Apr 1761

Family 2

  • Rachel Beeson d. 19 Mar 1775
  • Marriage* He married Rachel Beeson on 1 September 1766 in New Garden, Guilford County, North Carolina.[5]

Family 3

  • Margaret (?) b. 1721
  • Marriage* He married Margaret (?) on 9 May 1776 in Cane Creek, Orange County, North Carolina.[5]

Citations:

1. [S186] Eleanor M. Davis, Davis: A Quaker Family, Charles Davies, the Immigrant, to Pennsylvania about 1725, from there to North Carolina, His Wife, Hannah Matson, and Their Descendants, p. 892-4.

2. [S177] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, p. 348, 378, 544.

3. [S183] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, p. 481.

4. [S1047] World Family Tree Volume 57, tree 1712.

5. [S177] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy.

6. [S186] Eleanor M. Davis, Davis: A Quaker Family, Charles Davies, the Immigrant, to Pennsylvania about 1725, from there to North Carolina, His Wife, Hannah Matson, and Their Descendants.

7. [S183] William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy.

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http://www.garlock-elliott.org/archive/docu/anthony_chamness_will.html

Will of Anthony Chamness

I Anthony Chamness of Chatham County and State of North Carolina This twenty-first Day of the Eleventh month commonly called November in the year of our Lord One thousand seven Hundred seventy and six:, Being in health of Body and perfect Mind and Memory Blessed be God. . And Knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die: I do make and ordain this my last will and Testament, and as touching our worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to Bless me with. in this I give devise and dispose of in Manner following,

First I ordain and constitute my Eldest son Joseph Chamness to be my only and soal Executor of this my Last will and testament: I allow my funeral charges and just debts to be first paid out of my Estate: Also I give and Devise to my son John Chamness all that parcel of land whereon he now lives beginning at Betty Mayners southeast Corner Running thence north to Richard Kemps Corner thence west along Kemps Line to the petition fence: thence, of astrait Corner to Betty Mayners Line containing less or more to be freely possessed and enjoyed by him his heirs or assigns forever.....

Also I give to my son Joshua Chamness the Remainder part of my land that I now live on to be freely possessed and enjoyed by him his Heirs or assigns forever. But if my son Joshua should decease without an Heir Lawfully Begotten of his Body, then his share of Land to be sold and the Money to be Equally Divided Between my sons Joseph and Anthony. I also give to my son Joshua one feather bed furniture and Bedstead [?] the waggon and all the geers and the three Work Creatures with all the plantation tools as two plows and an Iron toothed Harrow and Mattock and hoes and the working tools Belonging to the plantation with chears table and chest and his [?] and Yearling the puter tankard fire tongs and shovel and the largest [?] and hooks and [?] Rack

Also I give and devise to my Daughter Ann Chamness the feather Bed furniture and bedstead that was called Elizabeths and the cow bell [?] and her [?] from this time with three puter basons and four puter plates and one puter dish

I also give and devise to my daughter Rachel [?] three puter plates and two puter basons...I give to my daughter Susannah Reynolds five shillings ...

I give to my daughter Sarah Vestal five shillings...

I also give to my daughter Mary Davis five shillings ...

I also give to my daughter Martha Husey five shillings ...

I also give to my son Anthony Chamness my worsted suit best hat and tea kettle

I also allow the Rest of my Cattle to be Equally divided Between my two sons Joseph and Joshua...I also allow my sheep to be equally devided Between my son Joshua and his Step Mother and the gees and the rest of the fowls with the hogs after they have been killed Their winters meat all to be Equally devided...I also allow her to have the half of the grain that is Raised on the plantation untill my son Joshua comes to age and after he comes to age if she pleases to live with him and to do for him and he pleases to let her then she may have the third of what is Raised and the flax also to be devided he is to [dress?] it and she to make it Ready for wearing - I also allow her all the goods and Chattles that she Brought here that was her former husbands to be her own and my children to have no clame therein

I also give to my daughter Lydia Ward the Case of Drawers the puter Quart and fine flackes.

I allow Sarah Wheeler to have the Course flackes I also allow Sarah Wheelers Eldest Dan Wellmet to have one Black Cow unmarked one puter dish The Coffy Pot and Canister and a tin spice box and a large puter Bason all which was Called her granmothers....

In witness and Testamony I Anthony Chamness do hereunto set my hand and seal the Day and Year first above written signed and sealed in the presence of ?

Witnesses

William Marshill

Joseph Cloud [?]

Jacob Marshill

His

X Anthony A. Chamness (Seal)

Mark

Chatham County, Nov [?] 1783 Duly proved in open Court by the Affirmation of William Marshill & ordered to be Recorded.

Copies held at the North Carolina State Archives



      
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Anthony Chamness, Sr.'s Timeline

1713
February 5, 1713
City of London, Middlesex, England
1735
November 24, 1735
Age 22
Baltimore County, Province of Maryland, (Present USA)
1737
August 1, 1737
Age 24
Baltimore County, Province of Maryland, (Present USA)
1738
March 31, 1738
Age 25
Baltimore County, Province of Maryland, (Present USA)
1740
March 3, 1740
Age 27
Baltimore, Baltimore County, Province of Maryland, (Present USA)
1742
February 11, 1742
Age 29
Frederick County, Virginia Colony, (Present USA)
1743
September 11, 1743
Age 30
Frederick County, Province of Maryland, (Present USA)
1746
November 11, 1746
Age 33
Frederick County, Province of Virginia, (Present USA)
1748
January 6, 1748
Age 34
Orange County, Province of North Carolina, (Present USA)
1749
January 6, 1749
Age 35