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Descendants of Henry Roach
Generation No. 1
1. HENRY1 ROACH was born Aft. 1658. He married UNKNOWN.
Child of HENRY ROACH and UNKNOWN is:
2. i. LITTLEBERRY2 ROACH, b. Bet. 1670 - 1680, Ireland.
Generation No. 2
2. LITTLEBERRY2 ROACH (HENRY1) was born Bet. 1670 - 1680 in Ireland. He married UNKNOWN.
Children of LITTLEBERRY ROACH and UNKNOWN are:
i. NANCY3 ROACH. ii. RHODA ROACH. 3. iii. WILLIAM HENRY ROACH, b. 1710, St Peter's Parish, (New Kent) VA; d. 1791, (Orange) NC. iv. LEWIS ROACH, b. 1715. v. JOHN ROACH, b. Bet. 1720 - 1733, (New Kent) VA. vi. THOMAS ROACH, b. Bet. 1725 - 1727, VA. vii. LITTLEBERRY ROACH, b. 1735, VA.
Generation No. 3
3. WILLIAM HENRY3 ROACH (LITTLEBERRY2, HENRY1) was born 1710 in St Peter's Parish, (New Kent) VA, and died 1791 in (Orange) NC. He married SARAH CATHERINE ASHCRAFT 1735 in (New Kent) VA. She was born Aft. 1712 in (New Kent) VA.
Notes for WILLIAM HENRY ROACH: St. Peter's, Virginia Parish Records 1680-1787. Publication : National Society of the Colonal Dames of America in the State of Virginia. Page: Richmond , VA: Clearfield Co. 1904, Page 125
Children of WILLIAM ROACH and SARAH ASHCRAFT are:
i. ASHCRAFT4 ROACH, b. 29 Oct 1736, (New Kent) VA. ii. SABRA ROACH, b. 08 Aug 1738, (New Kent) VA. iii. ABSALOM ROACH, b. Abt. 1739. iv. JAMES ROACH, b. 1740, VA. v. JOHN ROACH, b. 1745, (New Kent) VA. vi. WILLIAM ROACH, b. 1747, VA. vii. MARY ROACH, b. 1750, VA. 4. viii. LITTLEBERRY ROACH, b. 1753, VA; d. Bet. 1833 - 1835, (Anderson) SC. ix. LEWIS ROACH, b. 1755, VA.
Generation No. 4
4. LITTLEBERRY4 ROACH (WILLIAM HENRY3, LITTLEBERRY2, HENRY1) was born 1753 in VA, and died Bet. 1833 - 1835 in (Anderson) SC. He married (1) JANE UNKNOWN Abt. 1775. He married (2) MARGARET SEE 22 Mar 1823 in (Rutherford) NC.
Notes for LITTLEBERRY ROACH: Military Service: Served in the Revolutionary War
The Revolutionary War record of Littleberry Roach is filed in the SC State Archives under Revolutionary War Voucher SS6465-A, frame 380-85, roll 125. This record was a petition to the SC State Legislature dated 21 Nov 1831 in which he requested a pension. The transcription of the petition, as prepared by the SC Dept. of Archives and History, Columbia, SC, reads as follows:
"To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina your petitioner humbly sheweth that he were a soldier in the Militia during the Revolutionary war on the Liberty side, he were drafted and attached to Capt. William Jones Company in Col. Wades Rigiment and sent to South Carolina at & near the Cheraw Hills in General Greens Army he the Deponent were drafted in Orange County North Carolina and come on to this state and served a three month tour as above stated then he returned home to N. C. and turned out volunteer under Capt Nathaniel Christmas in Col. Paceleys Regiment and served a three month tour and peace were made before the day of Rendavouz. Your petitioner being old and infirm not able to labor for a support gives you a schedule of his property Viz an old still and vessels which I formerly run but now are too infirm to attend to them with my cloths and some few other articles and lives with my Daughter as one of the family and your petitioner Humbly Prayeth your Honorable Body will take his case into consideration and allow him what you in your Judgements may think he meeritts and he will ever Pray given under my hand thes 21st of Nov. 1831"Test. William Berry Littleberry Roach (his mark)
The petition was denied by the SC Legislature, but apparently he was paid two sums for his claim in NC under the name Berry Roach, as evidenced in the NC State Archives.
1831 Jan 3- (Anderson County, SC Deed Book T-Page 94) Littleberry Roach recorded a deed of gift to his son Henry and dau Mary, in Anderson Co. SC. as follows: "I Littleberry Roach in consideration for the natural love and affection which I bear to my afflicted daughter MARY ROACH and to my son HENRY ROACH both of the state and district aforesaid have given and granted and by them present do give and grant unto the said HENRY ROACH in trust for MARY ROACH her heirs, excutors, administrators, asignees; Three head of horses, 10 head of cattle, 12 head of sheep, a stock of hogs containing 40 or 50, all the household furniture that I am now possessed of consisting of bed and furniture, cooking utensils, cupboard (?) (curtains or contains) tables, loom,clock, and all other furniture in the house, with a wagon and plantation tools to have and to hold the said property as above discribed unto him the said HENRY ROACH. I have here unto set my hand and seal this 3rd day of Jan 1831.
(signed) LITTLEBERRY ROACH
Witnesses: Lazaras Moore John Green E. Buchanan William Berry justice of the peace
Recorded: 8 March 1831
Sources: 1) Anderson Co., SC deed records, Page: Vol F, p 208-9; Vol T, p 95-6 2) Homer Harold Bradley II, Atlanta, GA 3) Publication: Letter to Evelyn Pickett Branch, 18 Sep 1967, detailing his research on family and descendants of Littleberry Roach of NC 4) Othilla Thompson, Pottsville, AR 5) Gene Pool Individual Records [database online], Author: West, Edmund, comp., Publication: Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. 6) Audrey Viola Barnes Westerman, Thibodaux, LA. 7) Pension petition by Littleberry Roach to SC State Legislature, 21 Nov 1831 8) North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 10) 1794 Mar 24..Littleberry Roach bought 200 Acres on Golden Creek from John Patterson (Anderson Co., SC Deed Bk B p.252) 11) 1801 Mar 9- Littleberry Roach sold 200 Acres on Golden Creek to Jno. Patterson (Anderson County, SC Deed Bk F-pg 280) 12) 1806 Aug 4 Littleberry Roach bought 170 Acres on Waters of Big Generostee from Capt. James Turner. (Anderson Co., SC Deed Bk H-pg 392) 13) 1830 Census of Anderson Co. SC.: pg.125- Littleberry Roach......70 to 80 fem....................40 to 50 fem....................10 to 15 14) Anderson County, SC Deed Record Page: Volume F, Pages 208 - 209. Volume T, Pages 95 - 96.
Children of LITTLEBERRY ROACH and JANE UNKNOWN are:
i. JAMES S.5 ROACH, b. 04 Dec 1767, NC. ii. HENRY ROACH, b. 1782, VA. 5. iii. JEREMIAH ROACH, b. 1792, SC; d. 07 Nov 1866, Long Creek, (Oconee) SC. iv. WILLIAM ROACH, b. 1794, SC. v. LITTLEBERRY ROACH, JR., b. 1796, SC. vi. MARY ROACH, b. 1798.
Child of LITTLEBERRY ROACH and MARGARET SEE is:
vii. MARY5 ROACH, b. Bet. 1825 - 1830.
Generation No. 5
5. JEREMIAH5 ROACH (LITTLEBERRY4, WILLIAM HENRY3, LITTLEBERRY2, HENRY1) was born 1792 in SC, and died 07 Nov 1866 in Long Creek, (Oconee) SC. He married POLLY UNKNOWN Bet. 1810 - 1820 in SC. She was born Abt. 1800 in NC.
Notes for JEREMIAH ROACH: LAND TRANSACTION DEED BOOK 3C 401 Benson Turner 45 Acres Near Holly Springs Church
TO STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
Jeremiah Roach, OCONEE COUNTY
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that I, Benson Turner of the State and County aforesaid, do bargain sell and release unto Jeremiah Roach, a certain part or parcel of land, lying and being on Toxoway Creek, waters of Tugaloo River, containing Forty-Five acres, more or less, surveyed for Nancy Lee the 25th of January, 1861, bounded by John Roach's heirs and others, and having such form and marks as the plat represents, together with all and singular the rights thereunto belonging from me and my heirs and from all persons lawfully claiming the same or any part thereof unto the said Jeremiah Roach to have and hold to his use and benefit whereunto I have set my hand and seal, this the the 25th, day, 1868.
Test: John Roach his mark John H. Blackwell Benson x Turner.
For Plat See Plat Book B: Page 135. See Grant Book, Vol. 89, page 425, Secretary of State's Office, Columbia, S.C.
Recorded this 26th day of February 1919 & certified. John F. Craig, C.C.C.P.&.O.S.
SOURCES : 1850 Pickens District, SC, Western Div., p412, dwelling 619, family 651, 1850 Pickens District, SC, Western Div., p419, dwelling 710, family 746, 1860 Pickens District, SC, p69, 1056/1056: Benson TURNER 50 farmer SC; Lucy
SOURCE: 1860 Census SC, Pickens, 2nd Regiment, Page No. 69b
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JEREMIAH ROACH DATED NOVEMBER 3, 1866.
Recorded in Pickens County. Recorded Will Book 2, Page 183, Label 19, Package 210.
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JEREMIAH ROACH.
I, Jeremiah Roach, of the State of South Carolina, Pickens District, Farmer, believing that my resolution is near at hand, and being of sound mind, do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby making void and rescinding all former wills by me at any time heretofore made. And first I direct that my body be decently interned and that my funeral be conducted in a manner conforming with my estate and status in life, And to such worldly estate as it has pleased God to entrust me with I dispose of the same as follows
First I direct that all my debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon after my decease as soon as possible out of the first money that shall come into the hands of my executory from any portion of my estate real or personal.
Secondly I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Polly Roach all my estate both real and personal and all my cash in hand except the amount hereafter mentioned to have and to hold for her support during her natural life.
And I hreeby impower my wife aforesaid to sale and to make use of any of the personal property for her support in life aforesaid.
And after my wife's death I direct all of my property to be brought to sale if any left after the support of my wife and equally divided between my heirs to wit James Roach the heirs of Elizabeth Smith deceased John Roach Sally Swafford Nancy Roach Nancy Holbrooks Wm Roach Mary Holbrooks Milia Gasaway mine in numbers share and share alike.
Thirdly I will and bequeath to each of heirs the following amount to wit to my son James one dollar to the heirs of Elizabeth Smith, deceased one dollar my son John one dollar my daughter Sally one dollar my son Henry one dollar my daughter Nancy one dollar my son Wm one dollar my daughter Mary one dollar my daughter Milia one dollar to be paid to them severally by my wife out of my money now on hand after my deceased.
In witness thereof I Jeremiah Roach the testor having to this my will written one sheet of paper set my hand and seal this the third day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty six.
His Mark Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us who have subscribed in the Jeremiah Roach presents of each other Abel Robins August Arve Rizziah Dunn
THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
PICKENS DISTRICT BY W. E. HOLCOMBE Esquire, Ordinary.
PERSONALLY appeared before me Abel Robins of the Subscribing Witnesses to the foregoing Instrument of Writing, who made Oath on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God, that he saw
sign, seal, publish, pronounce and declare the same to be his last Will and Testament: that he was then of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, to the best of Deponent's knowledge and belief: and Deponent, together with August Arve and Rizziah Dunn signed their names thereto as Witnesses at his request, in his presence, and in the presence of each other: At the same time qualified therein named.
GIVEN under my Hand, this fourth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty seven and in the 91st year of American Independence. Abel Robins W. E. Holcombe O, P, D
1833 Nov 30 JERIMIAH ROACH sold MARY ROACH , the Plantation (Anderson Co., SC Deed (bk U- pg 74)
1833 Dec 24 JERIMIAH ROACH sold THOM SANDERS, 170 Acres on Big Generostee Creek
PICKENS COUNTY, SC DEED BOOK: 1) Book 3 pg 345 Jerry Roach sold to John Roach 150 acres on Chauga Creek. Jan 25, 1855 rec June 23, 1855 2) Book 5 pg 33 Jerry Roach sold to Elizabeth Smith 400 acres on Chauga Creek. Sept 25, 1858 rec Oct 18, 1858 3) Book 5 pg 184 Jerry Roach sold to Alexander Holbrooks 100 acres on Long Nose Creek. April 22, 1859 rec Sept 26, 1859 4) Book 5 pg 524 100 acres near Long Creek church sold JeremiahÆs (deceased) by Sheriff to J. Norton and A. Milly Gassaway August 17, 1866, highest bidders for $51. "And assigns forever the said tract piece and parcel of land with its appurtenances and all the estate right title and interest which the said Jeremiah Roach deceased and the said James Roach of right had of in and to the same." 5) Book B pg 261 Harriet Adaline Roach and John Roach û Conveyance to interest in Estate of Jeremiah Roach to J.J. Norton Feb 28, 1871 rec Feb 16, 1871 6) 1860 Census SC, Pickens, 2nd Regiment, Page No. 67b. 7) Anderson County, SC Deed Record Page: Volume T, Pages 411 -412. 8) Will of Jeremiah Roach, dated November 3, 1866. Pickens Co., SC. Page: Recorded Will Book No. 2, Page 183, Label 19, Package 210.
More About JEREMIAH ROACH: Burial: Long Creek Baptist Church, Long Creek, (Oconee) SC
Children of JEREMIAH ROACH and POLLY UNKNOWN are:
i. ELIZABETH6 ROACH. ii. MARY ROACH. iii. NANCY ROACH. iv. JAMES ROACH, b. 1816, SC. 6. v. JOHN ROACH, b. 1818, (Pickens) SC. vi. SALLY S. ROACH, b. 1824, SC. vii. HENRY ROACH, b. 1830, (Pickens) SC. viii. WILLIAM ROACH, b. 1832. ix. MARIANNE ROACH, b. 1836. x. MILLIE ROACH, b. 1837. xi. LINDA ROACH, b. 1840.
Generation No. 6
6. JOHN6 ROACH (JEREMIAH5, LITTLEBERRY4, WILLIAM HENRY3, LITTLEBERRY2, HENRY1) was born 1818 in (Pickens) SC. He married (1) JENNY WATKINS Abt. 1842 in SC, daughter of HENRY WATKINS and HANNAH JOHNSON. She was born 1825 in SC, and died Bef. 1860 in SC. He married (2) HARRIET ADALINE BURTON 1864. She was born 1850 in GA.
Notes for JOHN ROACH: October 09, 1858---Henry Watkins, Sr. , sold to Berry Roach, Jeremiah Roach, Samuel Roach and Sarah Roach, and Charity Roach 200 acres on Little Coxaway (?), waters of Tugaloo River, formerly granted to Garrin and Field, adjacent George Asider (?) and Spencer Chambers. Wit. John S. Young, Joseph Watkins. Joseph Watkins swore 21 February 1859, that he and Young witnessed signing of Deed recorded 21 March 1859 .
SOURCE: Pickens County, SC Deed Book 3 pg 344 John Roach sold to Masiah Long, 150 acres on Chauga Creek, land adjoining Masiah Long and James Roach " from there to a red oak . . .between Jerre and James Roach thence a conditional line marked out by Jerry and John Roach" March 17, 1856 rec March 18, 1856
SOURCE: Pickens County, SC Deed Book B pg 261 Harriet Adaline Roach and John Roach û Conveyance to interest in Estate of Jeremiah Roach to J.J. Norton
SOURCE: Pickens County, SC Deed Book 5 pg 99 John Roach sold to Henry Watkins 1 tract on Shouldre Bone Creek (Shoulder Bone waters of Chattuga River) $100 Oct 9, 1858 rec March 21, 1859
SOURCE: 1.) 1850 Census Pickens District, South Carolina Page: Family #350 2.) 1880 Census SC. Tuggaloo, Oconee, SC. FHL Film 1255236. National Archives Film T9-1236, Page 419D.
Children of JOHN ROACH and JENNY WATKINS are:
i. LITTLEBERRY7 ROACH, b. 1843, (Oconee) SC. 7. ii. JERRY ROACH, b. Sep 1849, Tugaloo (Oconee) SC; d. 03 Jun 1916, Tugaloo (Oconee) SC. iii. SARAH ROACH, b. 1849. 8. iv. CHARITY ROACH, b. 1851, SC; d. 18 Jun 1926, (Oconee) SC. 9. v. SAMUEL ROACH, b. 1855, (Oconee) SC.
Children of JOHN ROACH and HARRIET BURTON are:
vi. WILLIAM7 ROACH, b. 1865. vii. ELLA ROACH, b. 22 May 1866, SC. viii. NEWAL ROACH, b. 1867. ix. MARY ADALINE ROACH, b. 10 Mar 1868, (Oconee) SC. x. JODIE ROACH, b. 1867, (Oconee) SC. xi. MILLIE ROACH, b. 1873. xii. JOSEPH ROACH, b. 1876, (Oconee) SC. xiii. JANE ROACH, b. 1880.
Generation No. 7
7. JERRY7 ROACH (JOHN6, JEREMIAH5, LITTLEBERRY4, WILLIAM HENRY3, LITTLEBERRY2, HENRY1) was born Sep 1849 in Tugaloo (Oconee) SC, and died 03 Jun 1916 in Tugaloo (Oconee) SC. He married NANCY TURNER 1875 in Tugaloo (Oconee) SC. She was born 10 Oct 1855 in Tugaloo (Oconee) SC.
Notes for JERRY ROACH: DEATH NOTICE FOR JERRY ROACH Keowee Courrier Newspaper, Oconee County, SC. July 19, 1916; Page 3, Column C.
MR. ROACH AND MRS. LEE DEAD BOTH OCONEE CITIZENS
Jerry Roach, a well known citizen of the Holly Springs section, died Monday, July 3d, about 2 o'clock, at his home at the foot of Rider Mountain, He leaves a wife and eight childern to mourn his death. The childern are as follows: Thos. Roach of Walhalla, Robert Roach, of near Westminster, Samson Roach, of the Holly Springs section. Mrs G.M. Suttles, of the Westminster Knitting Mill, and four at home, William, Mollie, Liddie and Mary Roach. His wife has been in declining health for some time. She was stricken with paralysis weeks ago. The deceased is also survived by one brother, Sam Roach, of Westminster, and a sister, Mrs David Lee, of the Cross Roads Section. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. F.T. Burton at Holly Springs Church on the 4th after which the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery where it will await the great judgement morn.
SOURCE: Twelfth Census of the United States - 1900 Page: Sheets 1-6
Twelfth Census of the United States. 1900 Census (federal), South Carolina; Oconee and Orangeburg (part: E.D.'s 47-50 and E.D. 51, Sheets 1-6) Counties
Children of JERRY ROACH and NANCY TURNER are:
i. THOMAS8 ROACH, b. 1871, (Oconee) SC. ii. JULIA ROACH, b. 1874. iii. SAMSON ROACH, b. 1878. iv. ROBERT RUTLEDGE ROACH, b. Jan 1880, (Oconee) SC. v. JANIE ROACH, b. 03 Aug 1881, Tugaloo (Oconee) SC. vi. MOLLIE ROACH, b. Oct 1887, (Oconee) SC. vii. LIDIS ROACH, b. Apr 1890. viii. WILLIAM A. ROACH, b. Sep 1893. ix. MARY ROACH, b. Nov 1895. x. NANCY ROACH, b. Feb 1895.
8. CHARITY7 ROACH (JOHN6, JEREMIAH5, LITTLEBERRY4, WILLIAM HENRY3, LITTLEBERRY2, HENRY1) was born 1851 in SC, and died 18 Jun 1926 in (Oconee) SC. She married DAVID LEE. He was born Dec 1851 in SC.
Notes for CHARITY ROACH: SOURCE: Tugaloo Tribune (Westminster, SC) June22, 1926 Front page, column F
DEATH OF Mrs. LEE
We regret to learn the death of Mrs. David Lee, which occurred at her home on Westminster route 4, just west of the old Knitting mill on last Friday night. Mrs. Lee had been a sufferer of heart trouble a long time. Her maiden name was Miss Charity Roach and she was born and reared in the upper section of the county. She was about 75 years old. Before moving to Westminster Mr. And Mrs. Lee lived on Chauga creek, where they reared several children. There are many who deeply sympathize with Mr. Lee in the loss of his companion. The interment was in Holly Springs cemetery Saturday. Mrs. T.M. Suttles, of Westminster, is daughter of Mrs. Lee.
(Charity Roach Lee was the daughter of John Roach and Jenny Watkins)
SOURCE: 1.) 1880 Census SC. Pulaski, Oconee, SC. FHL Film 1255236. National Archives Film T9--1236. Page 367A 2.) Title: Oconee County, SC Cemetery Survey, Volume Two, @1983 Pendleton Chapter, SC Genealogical Society. Published by A. Press, INC., Greenville, SC, Page 153
More About CHARITY ROACH: Burial: Holly Springs Baptist Church, (Oconee) SC
Children of CHARITY ROACH and DAVID LEE are:
i. WILLIAM J.8 LEE, b. 1874. ii. ELIZABETH J. LEE, b. 15 Aug 1879, SC. iii. ELIZA J. LEE, b. 1880. iv. LULA LEE, b. 1889, (Oconee) SC.
9. SAMUEL7 ROACH (JOHN6, JEREMIAH5, LITTLEBERRY4, WILLIAM HENRY3, LITTLEBERRY2, HENRY1) was born 1855 in (Oconee) SC. He married SARAH TURNER 1878 in (Oconee) SC. She was born 11 Dec 1853 in (Oconee) SC.
Notes for SAMUEL ROACH: SOURCE: 1.) 1880 Cenus Tugaloo, Oconee, SC. Text: FHL Film 1255236. National Archives Film T9-1236, Page 421C
Children of SAMUEL ROACH and SARAH TURNER are:
i. WARREN8 ROACH, b. 1880, (Oconee) SC. ii. KANADY ROACH, b. 1881, (Oconee) SC. iii. JOHN S. ROACH, b. 1886, (Oconee) SC. iv. CHARLIE ROACH, b. 1891, (Oconee) SC.
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ID: I1708 Littleberry Roach Birth: BET. 1670 - 1680 in Ireland Death: AFT. 1735 in Virgina NOTE:The following text comes from Family Research Notes by Alfred L. Roach. He said he wrot e these pages primarily for his own family to read. However he gave permission to copy them.
Alfred L. Roach 10159 E. 22nd Place Tulsa, OK 74129
Chapter 1: Virginia Though there were other Roach family lines before 1700 in Maryland and others after 1700 on t he coasts of North Carolina and South Carolina, all information that I have researched indica tes that our line is descended from a Littleberry Roach who came into Virginia about 1700. Th e journal of a descendent of his is one source of details that is often referred to by some f amily researchers. The great-great grandson says Littleberry was a Baptist minister and a whe elwright who, although he was born in Ireland, had come to Virginia from Genoa, Italy about 1 700. He gives the names of Littleberry's children as Henry, John, Littleberry, Thomas, Lewis , Rhoda, and Nancy. Other descendants who have researched this family say family stories impl y the first Littleberry was a mariner since they were teased as children by older family memb ers about their ancestor being a pirate.
As a result of my having gathered and analyzed all information from Virginia tax lists for 17 82, 1783, 1787, 1800, and 1810: from Mormon L.D.S. records; from Virginia census records 179 0 through 1840; from Virginia marriage records for 1750 through 1840; and from writings and l etters by other researchers, the following pages are an account of the descendancy of our Roa ch line from Littleberry Roach who came into Virginia about 1700.
The location of the first Littleberry is not known, but sons Henry and John are first picke d up in New Kent County near the Atlantic Coast. St. Peter's Parish records of New Kent Count y lists Henry and Catherine (Ashcraft) Roach as the parents of Ashcraft, born October 29, 173 6, and Sabra, born August 8, 1738. In the same record are listed John and Sarah as parents o f Henry, born July 29, 1753; Oray (daughter) born February 26, 1755; Littleberry, born Februa ry 9, 1757; and Milly, born November 23, 1758.
Other researchers show this Henry and John of New Kent County as brothers and also sons of th e first Littleberry. Mrs. John Messing of Custer, Wisconsin, a descendent of John and Sarah t hrough their son Henry, reports that Henry and Littleberry, sons of John and Sarah, migrate d westward into Kentucky where they raised their families, remaining there until their deaths .
Mrs. Messing further states that this John and Sarah moved out of Virginia north into New Yor k. I have been unable to find any further information on them after they left Virginia abou t 1760.
Another interesting note is that Catherine who married Henry, son of Littleberry, was believe d to be the daughter of Thomas Ashcraft of New Kent County, Virginia. The fact that Henry an d Catherine named their first child, a boy, Ashcraft Roach seems to support Catherine's relat ion to Thomas Ashcraft. I have learned in researching land records for New Kent County that i n 1704 Thomas Ashcraft bought one hundred eighty acres of land from her majesty the Queen fo r one shilling per each fifty acres of land bought. What a buy! (About fifty cents)
The church records and the land records for New Kent County from 1704 to 1758 place Henry an d John Roach and likely Thomas Ashcraft there between 1700 and 1760.
Henry and Catherine married then about 1735; and although only two children were named in th e parish records for them, very likely there were other children born before they migrated in to the Shenandoah River Valley of interior Virginia. A descendent of their son Ashcraft, Mrs . Eleanor J. Covey, writes that he migrated westward along the James River into Amherst and A lbemarle Counties, arriving there before 1758. Since he would have been only twenty-two and s till unmarried at the time, I think it very likely his parents, Henry and Catherine, with the ir other children James born about 1740, John about 1745, William about 1747, Mary about 175 0, Littleberry about 1753, and Lewis about 1755, migrated along the James River into Amhers t County with Ashcraft. As the migration westward places Henry and Catherine in Albemarle and Amherst counties, findi ng other sons of the first Littleberry and brothers of Henry was not unexpected as I searche d records for this area of Virginia.
In Greenbriar county I found on the tax and census records Littleberry's son Littleberry an d Henry's brother. In Greenbrier, Monroe, and Augusta, adjoining counties, I found him and th e families of his children. I had known from Joan Messing that he had married Margaret See ab out 1758 there; and the census and marriage records gave me the names and families of his chi ldren. They were Absalom, Ann, Richard, Reuben, Jeremiah, David, Jonathan, Samuel, and Robert . The Absalom, our ancestor in Grainger County, Tennessee, had for a long while seemed relate d to the Absalom who had fought in the Revolutionary War from Greenbriar County, Virginia; bu t I had been unable to find the relationship until now. Absalom in Virginia was the son of Li ttleberry the brother to Henry the father to James, the father to our Absalom in Tennessee. O ur ancestor James in North Carolina, son of Henry, was then a cousin to the Absalom in Virgin ia; and James had named his first son Absalom for his cousin Absalom. There were about ten ye ars difference in the ages of the two Absaloms. Descended from our Tennessee Absalom are seve ral Absaloms including an uncle of Dad's and a cousin of Dad's. Other names likely brought fr om Virginia to North and South Carolina in the families of James' brothers John and Littleber ry are Reuben, Jeremiah, David, Thomas and Jonathan. The repetition of these family names sug gests that the families who migrated south had lived near the Virginia families before the mo ve about 1770-1775.
Another son of the first Littleberry and brother to our ancestor Henry found in central Virgi nia was Thomas. Thomas had married Ann Cooke December 28, 1755 in Stafford County. They had h ad ten children who had married in Stafford, Fairfax, and Loudon, adjoining counties' near Li ttleberry in Greenbriar and Monroe Counties. Thomas' children were James, Mary, Sarah, Richar d, Robert, Simon, Benjamin, John, George, and William.
This then places Henry, John, Thomas and Littleberry, sons to the first Littleberry, in centr al Virginia from about 1750 into the 1800's except for Henry and Catherine who had migrated i nto North Carolina about 1770-1775.
Although I was unable to find the brother Lewis, I did find a James in Orange County, Virgini a who likely was related to this line since I had found no other Roach lines in central Virgi nia at this time. Orange County was near to the other families--near enough that children o f Littleberry and Thomas had settled there in later years in the 1800's.
Is this James a brother that the diary of a great-great grandson of Littleberry's (the sourc e of the names of his children) did not name in the family? Or was Lewis's name James Lewis ? Whatever the answer, it is most likely this James is related and his age could have easil y placed him in the family with Henry, John, Thomas, and Lewis.
Henry and Catherine's son Ashcraft married Mary Magdalene Sea in Amherst County, Virginia i n 1758. With Mary Magdalene he had nine children and lived in Amherst, Albemarle, and August a Counties until his death in Amherst County in 1815 at the age of seventy-nine years. (Sourc es: Virginia State Tax Lists for 1782, 1783, 1787, 1800, and 1810; L.D.S, records; and Mrs. E leanor J. Covey, San Carlos, CA.). In 1789 Ashcraft married Elizabeth Fowler. They may have h ad children also but I have not been able to document any for them.
From East Tennessee Number One, a quarterly magazine published by Thomas Ed Roach of Rutledge , Grainger County, Tennessee, I have this information. Littleberry, James, Lewis, and William , all believed to be brothers, lived in Orange County, North Carolina from 1778 through the 1 780's. Another interesting bit of information is that living near them in Orange County wer e Thomas and John Ashcraft. In his will in Orange County in 1791, James Roach had made provis ion for his mother who lived in his home at the time. His mother was not referred to by name , just as "my mother". The close proximity of Thomas and John Ashcraft and the residing of Ja mes' mother in his home suggest to me a strong probability that Henry and Catherine (Ashcraft ) Roach had migrated along with her brothers Thomas and John Ashcraft southward from Virgini a into Orange County in the northern part of North Carolina. The first record of a Roach fami ly in Orange County, North Carolina was in 1778 and 1780 when James paid taxes there. In 179 0 Lewis was added on as a taxpayer.
Although there were no federal census kept until 1790, several states required a close accoun ting of their tax payers before 1790. Virginia required tax records be kept beginning in 178 2 and the people were under heavy penalties for not reporting during each year an accountin g was taken. Because of the threat of heavy penalties, the registration of the heads of house holds as tax payers is believed to be complete. I have searched the tax lists for 1782, 1783 , 1787, 1800, and 1810, the only years of accounting, and have been unable to find Henry an d Catherine nor any Ashcraft families except for one Jediah Ashcraft in Nelson County in 1800 . Eleanor J. Covey of San Carlos, CA., reports that Henry died in 1791. If he had been in Vir ginia in 1782, 1783, or 1787, he surely would have been head of a household or a registered t ax payer and voter. I can not find him on these records in Virginia during this time. This ca uses me to believe he must have migrated out of Virginia before 1782. Eleanor Covey gives Hen ry's birth year as 1710 and his death year as 1791. He would have been eighty-one when he die d. If James were Henry's son, as I believe, his mother living in his home in 1791 was Catheri ne who migrated with him along with Henry, his father, from Virginia about 1775. And if Henr y died in 1791 as Eleanor, a descendent of Ashcraft, has reported, he died in Orange County , North Carolina before James wrote his will.
After researching Virginia records, I have concluded that Henry and Catherine with their fami ly likely remained in Amherst and Albemarle Counties of Virginia until about 1770-1775 when t hey migrated south into Orange County, North Carolina.
I am not alone in my conclusion that James, William, Littleberry, Lewis, John, and Mary are d escended from the first Littleberry through his son Henry. Thomas Ed Roach, a descendent of J ames, notes the similarity of these names with those of Littleberry's children's names and im plies that he believes them to be related to the first Littleberry in Virginia. (Source: Tenn essee Number One 1984, by Thomas Ed Roach, Rutledge, Grainger County, TN page 242) Since Thom as Ed had been a serious researcher of this Roach line for several years before his death i n 1985 and since he had accumulated a vast amount of material, I do not take lightly his sugg estion of this relationship even though documentation has not been possible at this time. Als o Eleanor Covey said in a recent letter of February 28, 1992, that Thomas Ed had written he r in 1984 that he was certain Henry and Catherine of New Kent County, Virginia were related t o the Orange County, North Carolina Roaches.
In addition to the other information that seems to relate the James, Littleberry, Lewis, Will iam and John of North Carolina to Henry and Catherine of Virginia, I find the repetition of t he name Littleberry very interesting. I have been able to document ten Littleberry Roaches i n Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee who are all descendants ei ther of the first Littleberry, or of his son John, or of his son Henry of New Kent County, Vi rginia in the 1750's. The name is not so uncommon in the Roach line but it is unusual enoug h for me to believe these most likely are descended from one common ancestor, the first Littl eberry who came to Virginia about 1700 from his birth nation of Ireland by way of Genoa, Ital y.
Change Date: 17 Feb 2008 at 07:53:29
Marriage 1 Mrs. John Roach
Married: ABT 1711
Has Children Henry Roach b: ABT 1712 in , New Kent, Virginia Has No Children Lewis ROACH b: ABT 1715 in , , Virginia Has No Children Rhoda ROACH b: ABT 1717 Has No Children Nancy ROACH b: ABT 1720 Has Children John ROACH b: ABT 1723 in , , Virginia Has Children Littleberry ROACH b: ABT 1725 in , , Virginia Has Children Thomas ROACH b: ABT 1727
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From: DENISE ROACH <email@example.com> Subject: Re: [ROACH] Littleberry Roach and Margaret See had no surviving issue . . . more Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2000 17:20:17 -0700 References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <001701bfe135$280389a0$4e5dc440@pavilion>
I am a bit confused about The Virginia Military District information. According to history records I have read, the Virginia Military District was not established until 1784. (please correct me if wrong, I'm not a real good historian) So if this Littleberry Roach was killed, it was not at what is known as the Muddy Creek Massacre that took place in 1763. There was another confrontation at Muddy Creek in the 1770's. And also according the the history of Greenbrier, the baby that was killed by being bashed on a tree was the the child of the Clendenin's in 1763. Maybe another baby was bashed against a tree in 1770's near Muddy Creek? Sounds like maybe there may be some mixed up facts...but I sure as heck am not going to say what exactly happened back the 1700's.....I would love to hear the account from the Logan Society, maybe some day someone can print it on the net.....
> Hi Pam, > > Littleberry Roach and Margaret See only had one child and that was slain > during the Indian Massacre at Muddy Creek. You can read about this in "The > Settlement of the Virgina Military District Volume I-L" pgs. 73-79. The > title of the article is "A Trip West" and it was written by the president of > the Logan Society in the late 1700's. > > Happy hunting!!!! > Gina > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Pam Mike <email@example.com> > To: <ROACH-L@rootsweb.com> > Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2000 12:02 PM > Subject: [ROACH] Anita Silvey, where are you???? > > > Does anyone have a current email address for Anita Silvey? I've been > trying to reach her, but the message keeps getting bounced back to me. She > has Littleberry & Margaret See listed as Jonathan Roach's parents & I wanted > to see what providence she had.... > > > > Does anyone have anything on the Elijah Roach who married Wilmoth Owen in > Pittsylvania County, VA in 1860? Is this possibly a 2nd marriage for the > Elijah who married Hannah Keatley in Monroe County? > > > > Thanks for any help.... > > Pam > > > > > > ___________________________________________________________________ > > Get smart - get your FREE email at http://email.looksmart.com > > > > > > ==== ROACH Mailing List ==== > > Fred W. Reese firstname.lastname@example.org > > Listowner of ROACH-L, Rootsweb donor > > please visit http://members.home.net/jfroache/ > > > > ==== ROACH Mailing List ==== > Fred W. Reese email@example.com > Listowner of ROACH-L, Rootsweb donor > please visit http://members.home.net/jfroache/
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IF we are to believe that the Littleberry Roach who married Margaret See was killed in an Indian Massacre in 1763, we cannot believe that a long list of children some researchers attribute to that union were actually theirs. They may have had one child, possibly two, but not more. It is more likely those children belonged to one Ruben/Reuben Roach.
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Re: Littleberry Roach - Muddy Creek Massacre bbraune (View posts) Posted: 18 Aug 2007 6:59PM GMT Classification: Query Sorry, I was listing my surnames and hit something that sent this before I was ready to sign off.
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Person Sheet NameLittleberry ROACH Spouses 1Margaret SEE (ZEH) Birthabt 1745 FatherFrederick Michael SEE (ZEH) (~1710-1763) MotherCatherine VANDERPOOL (-1806) Notes for Littleberry ROACH Littleberry Roach was killed by the Shawnee Indians who took part in what has become known as the Muddy Creek massacre at the Virginia home of Frederick Michael See and his family in 1763. Mr. See was also killed and his wife and family, among others, taken prisoner by the Shawnees. Littleberry’s wife, Margaret, a daughter of Frederick Michael See, was among those taken prisoner.
-------------------- On Saturday July 15,1763 a party of Shawnee 80 or 90 led by Hakolequn better known as Cornstalk and assisted by the Great War Chief Puksinwah, they crossed over the Ohio and swept up the Kanawha river on a murderous rampage. Without warning the Indians killed and scalped Fredrick Michael See and son-in-law Littleberry Roach records state that Catherine and seven children were taken prisoner by the Shawnee and held captive at Old town for about one year. Then there was a prisoner exchange,however the youngest son of Catherine's , John left behind and raised by an Indian family that had lost a son. Later John's Uncle, Adam See, brother to Michael stolid him and took him back to Hampshire Co. Va. and raised him. Adam made the arrangements for ransom for Catherine and the other children. Daughter Elizabeth twin girl to Catherine was held captive for another nine years as the wife of Chief Cornstalk. Later forced to come back to the whites in a trade by the British, and Later married Peter Shoemaker. -------------------- On Saturday July 15,1763 a party of Shawnee 80 or 90 led by Hakolequn better known as Cornstalk and assisted by the Great War Chief Puksinwah, they crossed over the Ohio and swept up the Kanawha river on a murderous rampage. Without warning the Indians killed and scalped Fredrick Michael See and son-in-law Littleberry Roach records state that Catherine and seven children were taken prisoner by the Shawnee and held captive at Old town for about one year. Then there was a prisoner exchange,however the youngest son of Catherine's , John left behind and raised by an Indian family that had lost a son. Later John's Uncle, Adam See, brother to Michael stolid him and took him back to Hampshire Co. Va. and raised him. Adam made the arrangements for ransom for Catherine and the other children. Daughter Elizabeth twin girl to Catherine was held captive for another nine years as the wife of Chief Cornstalk. Later forced to come back to the whites in a trade by the British, and Later married Peter Shoemaker.
Beriah Roach, Jr.'s Timeline
Greenbrier Co., Virginia
July 29, 1762
Augusta, VA, USA
July 16, 1763
Greenbrier, VA, United States
The Muddy Creek Massacre
On Saturday, July 16, 1763, a party of 80 to 90 Shawnees, led by Hakolesqua, better known as Cornstalk, and assisted by the great war chief
Daughter Elizabeth, a twin girl of Catherine, was held captive for another
Orange, VA, USA