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Elizabeth "Lydia" Stewart (Harrison)

Birthplace: Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York
Death: Died in Rowan County, North Carolina
Place of Burial: Yadkinville, Yadkin County, NC
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Isaiah "The Emigrant" Harrison, I; Isiah Harrison, I; Elizabeth Harrison and Elizabeth Harrison
Wife of Samuel Stewart and Samuel Stewart
Mother of Joseph Stewart; Samuel Stewart; David Stewart; John Stewart; Isaiah Stewart and 2 others
Sister of Isaiah Harrison, II; John Harrison, I; Gideon Harrison and Mary Cravens
Half sister of Daniel B. Harrison, Sr.; Thomas Harrison; Jeremiah Harrison; Abigail Herring and Samuel Harrison

Managed by: Erica "the Disconnectrix" Howton
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About Elizabeth "Lydia" Stewart

Elizabeth Harrison 1698

Records and information: "Settlers by the Long Grey Trail", by J. Houston Harrison

"In the ancient town Book B, of Oyster Bay, fol. 19a, there occurs a quaint old record reading as follows: (lists all Isaiah's children with Elizabeth)

1. Elizabeth Harison the Daughter of ye said Isaiah Harrison was Born in Oysterbay ye 30th of March Annoq Domini 1698.

"These are the Sons and Daughters which the said Isaiah Harrison begat by Elizabeth Harrison. His wife the daughter of Gideon Wright of Oysterbay, aforesaid Deceased."

Many genealogists refer to Elizabeth as Lydia and I find no evidence of Lydia as other than a nickname of Elizabeth . They are one and the same. There is no other Lydia Harrison, however the name is used everywhere....as was the case so often with nicknames.

The records of Isaiah Harrison's children do not..do not include an extra child named Lydia.

(5) Elizabeth "Lydia" Harrison married Samuel Stewart. David Stewart is also mentioned in the records of the friends and family who moved with Isaiah Harrison. "Elizabeth Wright died shortly after her daughter, Elizabeth, was born about 1698." ( Although Lydia and Elizabeth are one and the same) About 1700, Isaiah married second Abigail (Smith). On April 20, 1702, he sold all of his Oyster Bay lands, his wife Abigail joining him in signing the deeds. The same day he bought 500 acres of land on the western bank of the Nissequogue River, at Smithtown, Long Island, to which he removed with his family. There he bought 200 acres more, September 23, 1708, this land being on the eastern side of the river opposite his home tract."

Note: "Settlers by the Long Grey Trail", p. 134 Excerpts from the records: "Here various Stewarts and Shanklins frequently appear on the early records." "Robert Cravens bought his land in Sussex of Samuel Stewart." Next is found on the Orange County records, "Samuel Stewart appointed as one of the "overseers," along with John and Daniel Harrison, for building the old Indian Road." Also Jeremiah Harrison succeeded Thomas Stewart as constable." Robert Cravens married Mary Harrison, step-sister to Elizabeth "Lydia".

Elizabeth Harrison married Samuel Stewart, mentioned in the records above. She was called "Lydia", perhaps to distinguish her from her mother who was also Elizabeth. (This was often the nickname for Elizabeth and nicknames were often used widely in court records for the person as was the case with Elizabeth..."Lydia".

Elizabeth is listed in the records in the "Settlers on the Long Grey Trail" as the daughter of Isaiah Harrison and Elizabeth Wright.

Will of Lydia Stewart (Lydia Harrison)

January 11, 1771 In the the name of God Amen, I, Lydia Stewart of Rowan County in North Carolina, being Weak in Body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God do dispose of my Worldly Estate as followeth: Imprimise, I will that out of my Estate a list to be obtained for a certain tract of land on the south side of the Yadkin River adjoining Benjamin Pettit and James Herron’s lands and if such title can be obtained the same to be sold and the sales thereof to be equally divided unto my beloved sons, David, Samuel, John J., Isaiah Stewart.

Item, I give and bequeath unto my granddaughter, Lydia, the daughter of my son David, my bed & furniture thereunto belonging.

Item, I give unto my son Samuel the bed and furniture usually called his bed.

Item, I give unto my son Benjamin an iron pot now in his possession.

Item, I give unto my son Joseph’s daughter, Lydia, a good heiffer or a young cow.

Item, I bequeath unto my beloved sons David, Samuel, Isaiah, & John Stewart all the rest of my estate to be equally divided amongst them and their heirs and I do nominate & appoint my said sons David Stewart & Samuel Stewart executors of this my last will and Testament ratifying allowing and confirming this to by my last will and Testament and do utterly disannual all former wills by me made in Testimony whereof I have set my hand and seal Jan. 11th, 1771.

Lydia X Stewart (Seal) (Here she is called Lydia) Signed, sealed & published In the presence of us; Christopher Stanton Charles Hickerson Edward Hughs, Jr.

Marriage 1 Samuel Stewart  b: 1700  in , Sussex, Delaware

Married 1720, Yadkin, North Carolina

Also Elizabeth "Lydia" Harrison signs Lydia in the following land transaction:

Samuel Stewart’s Deed

Samuel Stewart (1710 – before 1780)

Deeds of Augusta County, Virginia, pages 55-56

Sold 143 acres of land for five shillings

August 11, 1766

This indenture made the 11 Day of August in the year of our Lord 1766 between Samuel Stewart of the Province of North Carolina yeoman of the County of Rowan of the one part and Jacob Coplin of the County of Augusta and colony of Virginia of the other part witnesseth that the said Samuel Stewart for in consideration of the sum of 5 shillings current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said Jacob Coplin at or before the sealing and delivery of these present the receipt whereof hereby acknowledged hath granted, bargained and sold unto the said Jacob Coplin and to his heirs forever a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Augusta on the south forks of Linnville Creek containing 143 acres granted to said Stuart by patent bearing the date 5 Sept. 1749 bounded as follows:

Beginning at a white oak and a red oak on the east side of the branch and runneth thence north 80 degrees and west 19 poles to Ralson’s line and with the same 48 degrees west 136 poles to his corner and thence with his line North 3 degrees West 111 poles to a white oak thence north 80 west 53 poles to a white oak and thence south 10 degrees west 68 poles to a white oak in Patterson’s line and with the same south 19 East 119 poles to a white oak corner to said Patterson’s and south 80 west and 99 poles to a white oak and thence north 24 degrees East 180 poles to the beginning. And all house buildings orchards waterways, water courses, profits commodities hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the said premises hereby granted or any part thereof belonging or any wise appertaining and the revision and revisions remainder and remainors rent of issue and profits thereof to have and to hold the said and all and singular other the premises hereby granted with all the appurtenances unto the said Jacob Coplin his executors, administrators, and assigns from the day before the date thereof forever and during the full term and time of whole one year from thence next ----- to be complete and end yielding and paying therefor the rent of one pepper corn on said day next if the same shall be lawfully demanded to the intent and purpose that by virtue of these present or of the statue for transferring use unto possession of the said Jacob Coplin may be in actual possession of the premises and he hereby enabled to accept and take grant and lease of the reversion and inhabitance thereof to him and his heirs in witness thereof the said Samuel Stewart hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year aforesaid above written and seal and deliver in presence of

William Cravens

Samuel Stewart

Lydia Stewart

Robert Black

Maggie M. Black

Court held 20 Aug. 1766 this base for land from Samuel Stewart to Jacob Coplin was proven by the oath of William Craven & Robert Black.

These two documents prove that Elizabeth was known as Lydia.

Note:glw: About the people in the Will of Lydia Harrison: In consideration of the connections of this will to Samuel Stewart and Lydia to her "sons equally divided unto my beloved sons, David, Samuel, John J., Isaiah Stewart."

David Stewart: If we examine who David is in the family, we find the following: David Stewart married Abigail Harrison, but she was of a different Harrison line. Her father was John Harrison according to the following records:

John Harrison born 1710, Virginia; died 25 Aug 1772, Westmorland, Virginia. 16 Jul 1761

This is the only record I have ever found that matches the dates of Abigail with her father. I was delighted to find John Harrison, but did not find him with a wife. Since I found her separately, she may be incorrect. He does not seem to fit any of the many Harrisons in my tree already, perhaps with time. Here are the records as I found them.

(This following information would indicate he married Susan Daniel and that Abigail Harrison who is mentioned in his will is this Abigail Harrison, his daughter. He calls John his son, and names his son, George, his son, Robert and a grandson who he calls Robert Harper; who may be Robert Harper Harrison. Not clear) glw

Westmoreland County Wills Book XV. Name: John Harrison (b. 1710) Will dated 04 Apr 1769 proved 25 Aug 1772. The heirs of my son George Harrison ; son John ; dau. Abigail Harrison; (1729?) son Robert ; grandson Robert Harper (this would indicate he was the son of his daughter, but I do not find her; however his middle name may be Harper and he may be a Harrison. glw

Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills, 1654-1800

John Harrison Decedent (Will dated) 4/Apr/1769 Harrison, John, (Date) 4 Apr. 1769; (Will proved) 25 Aug. 1772. To heirs of son George 1 shilling; son John all land; dau. Abigail; son Robert; grandson Robert Harper; personal estate to all children.

This would assume he had another daughter who married a Harper, because Abigail, the only daughter listed, was married to David Stewart; however the grandsons name could be Robert Harper Harrison, in which case, his mother or his grandmother could have been a Harper.

Children: Abigail Harrison b. 1729 Stokes County, NC m. David Stewart George Harrison ca 1730 Stokes County, NC John Harrison ca 1731 Stokes County, NC Robert Harrison ca 1732 Stokes County, NC

Research: Family Data Collection - Births about John Harrison Name: John Harrison Father: William Harrison Mother: Hannah Christopher Birth Date: 1710 County: Essex State: VA Country: USA

Family Data Collection - Individual Records * Research: about John Harrison Name: John Harrison Spouse: Sarah Daniel Parents: William Harrison , Hannah Christopher Birth Place: Essex, VA Birth Date: 1710 Marriage Place: Caroline, VA Marriage Date: 1734 Death Place: Halifax, VA Death Date: 16 Jul 1761

Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 Name: John Harrison Date: 10 Aug 1772 Location: Augusta Co., VA Notes: This land record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley. Remarks: Tract patented to John Harrison, deceased, 20 Sep 1751, and devised to grantor by John, his father. Description: Deceased landowner Book_Date: 18-487

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: Chalkley, Lyman. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1965. Originally published in 1912.

Note: glw: The above record would indicate that the father, John Harrison died 20 Sep 1751 and was inherited by John 1710, his son, who is now deceased, 10 Aug 1772. Will was probated 25 Aug 1772, or 15 days later.

David Stewart, son of Samuel Stewart had two daughters, Abigail and Lydia Stewart:

Abigail Stewart/m. James Curd

son Ezekiel Curd m. Mary Polly Potter

Lydia Curd/m. Alexander Greer

Lydia Stewart m. Abraham Potter This is the Potter Connection:

dtr of Abraham

Mary Polly Potter m. Ezekiel curd

drt Lydia Curd

Lydia Curd/m. Alexander Greer

It would appear Mary Polly Potter and Ezekiel Curd were first cousins.  These are Greer connections.
Lydia is in her grandmother's will as the daughter of her son David.

Joseph's daughter Lydia mentioned in the will of her grandmother was Lydia Stewart who married Abraham Howard.

Lydia and Abraham Howard had eight (8) Children of record. They had a son, John Howard who had a daughter Malinda Howard who married Levi Stewart.

Levi Stewart was born 18 Apr 1812, Madison, Illinois.  On 12 Feb 1833, Levi married Melinda Howard, daughter of John Howard and Jane Van Hooser of Effingham, Madison County, Illinois.

After they moved to Big Cottonwood, Melinda had three more children, the last two being twin girls making ten children. A month later, Melinda died of a blood clot, or phlebitis.

When the Mormons prophet approved plural marriages, Levi took a second wife, Charity Holdiway. She was not happy with the situation and they separated for a period of time. Levi also married Margery Wilkerson and Artemacy Wilkerson Cassidy, sisters. He also married Susan Eager, but they were divorced. History records of Levi from the website of Joni Harris.


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Elizabeth "Lydia" Stewart's Timeline

Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York
Age 27
Yadkin, Rowan County, North Carolina, United States
Age 27
Age 29
Gallatin, TN, USA
Age 34
Age 37
Sussex, Delaware, USA
Age 44
North Carolina, USA
Age 47
Age 47
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