Gideon Hunt Macon, Sr. (1715 - 1761)

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Birthplace: New Kent County, Virginia Formed 1654 From York, James City Counties
Death: Died in Macon Manor, Granville County, North Carolina
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About Gideon Hunt Macon, Sr.

Gideon Hunt Macon was born in Virginia, but moved to North Carolina in the early 1740s. He and Priscilla were married in North Carolina in 1744. Gideon Hunt Macon built "Macon Manor" and became a prosperous tobacco planter. Nathaniel, born at Macon Manor, was the sixth child of Gideon and Priscilla, and he was only five when his father died in 1764. Upon his death, Gideon possessed 3,000 acres (12 km2) of land and 25–30 slaves. Nathaniel was bequeathed two parcels of land and all of his father’s blacksmithing tools. Gideon also left his son three slaves: George, Robb, and Lucy. In 1766, Priscilla Macon arranged for the education of two of her sons, Nathaniel and John, along with the two sons of her neighbor Philemon Hawkins. For this purpose, they engaged Mr. Charles Pettigrew who later became the Principal of the Academy of Edenton in 1733. The two brothers and their neighbors, Joseph and Benjamin Hawkins, were instructed by him from 1766–1773. Three of the four boys (Nathaniel counted among them) continued on to further their education at the "College of New Jersey" at Princeton.

Gideon Hunt Macon was born to John and Ann Hunt Macon in 1720. He was born in Goochland County, Virginia, where his father, John, had his 400 acre plantation. In 1744, he married Priscilla Jones. She was born in 1729, and died in 1780.

Soon after they were married they moved to North Carolina. Gideon Hunt established a plantation there called “Macon Manor”. It was in Granville County, later called Warren County. There was a Granville Co. deed in 1755 that transferred land from William Kendrick to Gideon Macon, (4kb). It was located near the border of Virginia, on Shocco creek. Today, there is a city, called Macon, near the location of the plantation site. “Macon Manor was built near what is today the “new” court house”.

Gideon Hunt was a cousin to Francis and John Dandridge, Martha Washington’s parents. Francis’s mother, Martha Macon married Orlando Jones. This Jones family was the same Jones family as his wife, Priscilla Jones. Also, Martha was named after her grandmother, Martha Macon. The “White House” in Washington D.C., is named after Martha’s plantation, “The White House plantation”, in Virginia, left to her by her first husband, John Custis. Martha’s plantation bordered on Col. Gideon Macon’s plantation, Mount Prospect.

Gideon Hunt Macon was a tobacco farmer, Justice of the Peace, and a Vestryman at St.John parish church at the time of his death in 1761.

Gideon and Priscilla had 6 children, (some people say they had 8). They were all born in North Carolina at Macon Manor. -------------------- http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=67176856

Gideon and Priscilla (Jones) Macon, Sr. resided at "Macon Manor" in Granville Co., NC.

Son of John and Anne (Hunt) Macon

Husband of Priscilla (Jones) Macon ~ married 1743, Granville Co., NC

Their children were ...

1. Maj. John Macon "RWS" (m. Joanna Tabb) 2. Martha "Pattie" Macon (m. Joseph Seawell) 3. Sarah "Sallie" Macon (m. John Hawkins) 4. Harrison Macon (m. Hannah Glenn) 5. Gideon Hunt Macon, Jr. (m. Mary "Polly" Greene) 6. Nathaniel Macon (m. Hannah Plummer) 7. Anne Hunt Macon (m. Capt. John Gideon Alston) 8. Mary Macon


-------------------- http://cagemacon.blogspot.com/2010/11/gideon-macons-son-john-to-robert.html -------------------- http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=67176856

Gideon and Priscilla (Jones) Macon, Sr. resided at "Macon Manor" in Granville Co., NC.

Son of John and Anne (Hunt) Macon

Husband of Priscilla (Jones) Macon ~ married 1743, Granville Co., NC

Their children were ...

1. Maj. John Macon "RWS" (m. Joanna Tabb) 2. Martha "Pattie" Macon (m. Joseph Seawell) 3. Sarah "Sallie" Macon (m. John Hawkins) 4. Harrison Macon (m. Hannah Glenn) 5. Gideon Hunt Macon, Jr. (m. Mary "Polly" Greene) 6. Nathaniel Macon (m. Hannah Plummer) 7. Anne Hunt Macon (m. Capt. John Gideon Alston) 8. Mary Macon



      
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Gideon Hunt Macon's Timeline

1715
1715
New Kent County, Virginia Formed 1654 From York, James City Counties
1741
1741
Age 26
Edgecombe County, North Carolina Formed 1741 From Bertie County
1744
1744
Age 29
Macon Manor, Granville, North Carolina
1749
1749
Age 34
Granville County, North Carolina Formed 1746 From Edgecombe County
1750
February 20, 1750
Age 35
Granville County, North Carolina Formed 1746 From Edgecombe County
1751
1751
Age 36
Granville County, North Carolina, United States
1755
March 10, 1755
Age 40
Granville, North Carolina, USA
1757
December 17, 1757
Age 42
Macon Manor, Granville County, North Carolina
1758
March 26, 1758
Age 43
Granville County, North Carolina Formed 1746 From Edgecombe County
1761
December 20, 1761
Age 46
Macon Manor, Granville County, North Carolina