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GENEALOGICAL NOTES AND ANECDOTES

   

ANTECEDENTS AND DESCENDANTS
of
PATRICK NAPIER, CHIRURGEON
(ABT 1634 - AFT 26 February 1668 and BEF 12 April 1669)

   

CLAN NAPIER, KILMAHEW

   

G0519A: Murdac of SCOTLAND [029]

Spouse: Unknown UNKNOWN

Child 1: Maldouen Mac MURDAC [M]: m. Unknown UNKNOWN

Note 1: Murdac of SCOTLAND was descended from Maine LEAMHAIN.

   

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G0518A: Maldouen Mac MURDAC [028]
Father: Murdac of SCOTLAND
Mother: Unknown UNKNOWN

Spouse: Unknown UNKNOWN

Child 1: Murdac, the MORMAER [M]: m. *Unknown daughter of Alwyn Mór MACARKYLL

   

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G0517A: Murdac, the MORMAER [027]
Floruit: 1136, Scotland
Father: Maldouen Mac MURDAC
Mother: Unknown UNKNOWN

Spouse: *Unknown daughter of Alwyn Mór MACARKYLL

Child 1: Alwyn, Earl of LENNOX (died BEF 1199, Scotland) [M]: m. Unknown daughter of Alwyn OGE.

Note 1: Alwyn Mór MACARKYLL, who flourished in the time of David I (1124 - 1153) was the son of Alwyn MACARKYLL, Seneschal of LENNOX (floruit 1070)

Note 2: Alwyn, Earl of LENNOX, was the second son of Murdac, the MORMAER.

   

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G0516A: Alwyn, Earl of LENNOX [026]
Death: BEF 1199, Scotland
Father: Murdac, the MORMAER (floruit 1136)
Mother: *Unknown daughter of Alwyn Mór MACARKYLL

Spouse: Unknown daughter of Alwyn OGE

Child 1: Donald (or Ethus) NAE-PEER (floruit ABT 1200) [M]: m. Unknown UNKNOWN, BEF 1190

   

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G0515A: Donald (or Ethus) NAE-PEER [025]
Floruit: ABT 1200, Scotland
Father: Alwyn, Earl of LENNOX (?, Scotland - BEF 1199, Scotland)
Mother: Unknown daughter of Alwyn OGE

Spouse: Adela BUCHANAN

Child 1: Robert le NAE-PEER [M]: m. Unknown UNKNOWN

Note 1: Donald (or Ethus) NAE-PEER possessed land in Fife and in Gosford.

   

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G0514A: Robert le NAE-PEER [024]
Father: Donald (or Ethus) NAE-PEER (floruit ABT 1200, Scotland)
Mother: Adela BUCHANAN

Spouse: Mary MURRAY (?)

Child 1: Johanes le NAE-PEER [M]: m. Unknown UNKNOWN

   

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G0513A: Johanes le NAE-PEER [023]
Father: Robert le NAE-PEER

Mother: Mary MURRAY (?)
Spouse: Unknown UNKNOWN

Child 1: Donald le NAE-PEER (?, Scotland - AFT 1255, Scotland) [M]: m. Unknown UNKNOWN

   

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G0512A: Donald le NAE-PEER [022]
Death: AFT 1255
Father: Johanes le NAE-PEER
Mother: Unknown UNKNOWN

Marriage: BY 1255, Scotland
Spouse: Unknown UNKNOWN

Child 1: Johanes le NAPER, Laird of Kilmahew (ABT 1255, Scotland - AFT 1285, Scotland) [M]: m. Unknown UNKNOWN

   

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G0511A: Johanes le NAPER, Laird of Kilmahew [021]
Birth: ABT 1255, Scotland
Death: AFT 1285, Scotland
Father: Donald le NAE-PEER (?, Scotland - AFT 1255, Scotland)
Mother: Unknown UNKNOWN

Marriage: BY 1285, Scotland
Spouse: Unknown UNKNOWN

Child 1: Johanes le NAPER, Laird of Kilmahew (ABT 1285, Scotland - AFT 1333) [M]: m. Unknown UNKNOWN

Note 1: The elder Johanes le NAPER was Laird of Kilmahew by 1280. He was, in 1304, the defender of Stirling Castle.

   

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G0510A: Johanes le NAPER, Laird of Kilmahew [020]
Birth: ABT 1285, Scotland
Death: AFT 1333, Scotland
Father: Johanes le NAPER, Laird of Kilmahew (ABT 1255, Scotland - AFT 1285, Scotland))
Mother: Unknown UNKNOWN

Marriage: BY 1315, Scotland
Spouse: Unknown UNKNOWN

Child 1: Duncan NAPIER, Laird of Kilmahew (ABT 1315, Scotland - AFT 1370, Scotland) [M]: m. Elizabeth ARDINCAPLE (MacAulay)

Child 2: William NAPIER [M]

Note 1: In 1333, Johanes le NAPER, Laird of Kilmahew was in the service of Malcolm, the fifth Earl of Lennox.

Note 2: A child of William NAPIER was Dugald NAPIER, Laird of Kilmahew.

   

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G0509A: Duncan NAPIER, Laird of Kilmahew [019]
Birth: ABT 1315, Scotland
Death: AFT 1370, Scotland
Father: Johanes le NAPER, Laird of Kilmahew (ABT 1285, Scotland - AFT 1333, Scotland)
Mother: Unknown UNKNOWN

Marriage: BY 1370, Scotland
Spouse: Elizabeth ARDINCAPLE (MacAulay)

Child 1: John NAPIER, Laird of Kilmahew (ABT 1370, Scotland - AFT 1407, Scotland) [M]: m. Unknown UNKNOWN

   

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G0508A: John NAPIER, Laird of Kilmahew [018]
Birth: ABT 1370, Scotland
Floruit: 1407, Scotland
Death: AFT 1407, Scotland
Father: Duncan NAPIER, Laird of Kilmahew (ABT 1315, Scotland - AFT 1370, Scotland)
Mother: Elizabeth ARDINCAPLE

Marriage: BY 1400, Scotland
Spouse: Unknown UNKNOWN

Child 1: John NAPIER, Laird of Kilmahew (ABT 1400, Scotland - 1462, Scotland)

   

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G0507A: John NAPIER, Laird of Kilmahew [017]
Birth: ABT 1400, Scotland
Floruit: 1441, Scotland
Death: 1462, Scotland
Father: John NAPIER, Laird of Kilmahew (ABT 1370, Scotland - AFT 1407, Scotland)
Mother: Unknown UNKNOWN

Spouse: Unknown UNKNOWN

Child 1: Duncan NAPIER, Laird of Kilmahew (floruit 1462, Scotland) [M]: m. Elizabeth MUSSET

   

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G0506A: Duncan NAPIER, Laird of Kilmahew [016]
Floruit: 1462, Scotland
Father: John NAPIER, Laird of Kilmahew (ABT 1400, Scotland - 1462, Scotland)
Mother: Unknown UNKNOWN

Marriage: 1470, Scotland
Spouse: Elizabeth MUSSET

Child 1: Robert NAPIER of Kilmahew (? - AFT 1500, Scotland) [M]: m. Agnes MAXWELL

Child 2: James NAPIER, Laird of Kilmahew (died 1512) [M]: m. Janet CUNNINGHAME

   

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G0505A: Robert NAPIER of Kilmahew [015]
Floruit: 1497, Scotland
Died: AFT 1500, Scotland
Father: Duncan NAPIER, Laird of Kilmahew (floruit 1462, Scotland)
Mother: Elizabeth MUSSET

Marriage: BY 1500, Scotland
Spouse: Agnes MAXWELL

Child 1: John NAPIER of Kilmahew (ABT 1500, Kilmahew, Scotland - December 1548, Kilmahew, Scotland) [M]: m. Margaret SEMPILL (ABT 1504, of Kilmahew, Scotland - ?)

Note 1: John NAPIER was the second son of Robert NAPIER

   

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G0504A: John NAPIER of Kilmahew [014]
Birth: ABT 1500, Kilmahew, Scotland
Death: December 1548, Kilmahew, Scotland
Father: Robert NAPIER of Kilmahew (? - AFT 1500, Scotland)
Mother: Agnes MAXWELL

Marriage: BY 1536, Scotland
Spouse: Margaret SEMPILL

Child 1: Patrick NAPIER of Blackyards, Tutor of Kilmahew (ABT 1536, Blackyards, Scotland - December 1585, Kilmahew, Scotland) [M]: m. Katherine NOBLE (ABT 1540, of Blackyards, Scotland - ?)

Child 2: Charles NAPIER (ABT 1538, Blackyards, Scotland - ?) [M]

Child 3: Robert NAPIER, Laird of Kilmahew (ABT 1540, Blackyards, Scotland - 1557, Scotland) [M]

Child 4: Walter NAPIER (ABT 1542, Blackyards, Scotland - 1557) [M]

Child 5: Agnes NAPIER (ABT 1544, Blackyards, Scotland - ?) [F]: m. William BUCHANAN

   

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G0503A: Patrick NAPIER of Blackyards, Tutor of Kilmahew [013]
Birth: ABT 1536, Blackyards, Scotland
Death: December 1585, Kilmahew, Scotland
Father: John NAPIER of Kilmahew (ABT 1500, Kilmahew, Scotland - 1548, Kilmahew, Scotland)
Mother: Margaret SEMPILL

Marriage: BY 1558, Scotland
Spouse: Katherine NOBLE (ABT 1540, <Blackyards>, Scotland - ?)

Child 1: Robert NAPIER (ABT 1558, <Blackyards>, Scotland - ?) [M]

Child 2: George NAPIER (ABT 1571 - ?) [M]

Child 3: Mungo NAPIER, Burgess of Dumbarton (ABT 1579, Dumbarton, Scotland - ABT 1633, London, England) [M]: m. Unknown UNKNOWN

Child 4: Margaret NAPIER (ABT 1581 - ?) [F]

   

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G0502A: Mungo NAPIER, Burgess of Dumbarton [012]
Birth: ABT 1579, Dumbarton, Scotland
Death: ABT 1633, London, England
Father: Patrick NAPIER of Blackyards, Tutor of Kilmahew (ABT 1536, Blackyards, Scotland - December 1585, Kilmahew, Scotland)
Mother: Katherine NOBLE (ABT 1540, <Blackyards>, Scotland - ?)

Marriage: BY 1606, Scotland
Spouse: Unknown UNKNOWN

Child 1: Mungo NAPIER (ABT 1606, <London>, England - 1617/18, buried 23 January 1617/18 at St. Andrew’s, London, England) [M]

Child 2: Patrick NAPIER, Burgess of Dumbarton (ABT 1608, <London>, England - November 1659, London, England) [M]: m. Joane WALLIS, 4 July 1628, St. Gregory’s, London, England

Note 1: The elder Mungo NAPIER, who was made Burgess of Dumbarton before 1600, moved to London in or about 1603.

Note 2: Patrick NAPIER was admitted as Burgess of Dumbarton 23 July 1633.

   

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G0501A: Patrick NAPIER, Burgess of Dumbarton, Gent., Barber to Charles I, King of England [011]
Birth: ABT 1608, <London>, England
Death: November 1659, London, England
Interment: 24 November 1659, St. Martin-in-the Fields, London, England
Father: Mungo NAPIER (ABT 1579, Dumbarton, Scotland - ABT 1633, London, England)
Mother: Unknown UNKNOWN

Marriage: 4 July 1628, St. Gregory’s Parish, London, England
Spouse: Joane WALLIS

Child 1: Valentine NAPIER (1626/7; christened 4 March 1626/27, St. Bride’s, Fleet Street, London, England - AFT 1677, Virginia) [M]: m. Sarah UNKNOWN, ABT 1645, London, England

Child 2: Christopher NAPIER (ABT 1629, London, England - 1669; interred 2 December 1669, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London, England) [M]

Child 3: Katherine NAPIER (1630; christened 10 March 1630/31, Chestnut Parish, Hertfordshire, England - ?) [F]

Child 4: Archibald NAPIER (1633; christened 29 October 1633, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London, England - 1657; interred 17 April 1673, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London England)

Child 5: Patrick NAPIER, Chirurgeon (ABT 1634, <London>, England - AFT 26 February 1668 and BEF 12 April 1669, Queen’s Creek, York County, Virginia, British North America) [M]: m. *Elizabeth BOOTH (15 November 1641, <York County>, Virginia, British North America - 1672, York County, Virginia, British North America), BEF 10 November 1658, Hampton Parish, York County, Virginia, British North America

Note 1: In 1622/3 the elder Patrick NAPIER was apprenticed, by servitude, to William Hanne. In Jan 1630/1 he was admitted to the Barbers’ and Surgeons’ Company of London. On 23 July 1633, he was admitted as Burgess in Dumbarton, Scotland. His son, Archibald, was admitted to the Barbers’ and Surgeons’ Company of London on 26 December 1657.

Note 2: Valentine NAPIER came to Virginia with his brother, Patrick, and was a physician in New Kent County. On 28 April 1665, he was granted 1000 acres in Maryland. In 1677, he was listed in probation of the estate of Jonathan Newel. A child of Valentine NAPIER and of his wife, Sarah, is Casander NAPIER, who was christened 12 January 1646/47 at St. Margaret’s, Westminster, London, England

Note 3: Christopher NAPIER was imprisoned, in London, 22 May 1652, on the charge of counterfeiting money. He obtained bail on 16 February 1653.

   

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G0500A: Patrick NAPIER, Chirurgeon [010]
Birth: ABT 1634, <London>, England
Death: AFT 26 February 1668 and BEF 12 April 1669, Queen’s Creek, York County, Virginia, British North America
Probate: Will proved, York County, Virginia, British North America, 12 April 1669
Father: Patrick NAPIER, Burgess of Dumbarton (ABT 1608, of London, England - November 1659, London, England)
Mother: Joane WALLIS

Marriage: BEF 10 November 1658, Jamestown, Hampton Parish, York County, Virginia, British North America
Spouse: *Elizabeth BOOTH (15 November 1641, <York County>, Virginia, British North America - 1672, York County, Virginia, British North America)

Child 1: Robert NAPIER (Sr.), Captain (2 May 1660, Hampton Parish, York County, Virginia, British North America - AFT May 1743, York County, Virginia, British North America) [M]: m. *Mary PERRIN (1671/75, New Kent or Henrico County, Virginia, British North America - 1705, New Kent or Henrico County, Virginia, British North America), 8 October 1688, Henrico County, Virginia, British North America

Child 2: Frances NAPIER (ABT 1665, New Kent County, Virginia, British North America - AFT 1672) [F]

Note 1: It seems that Patrick NAPIER, as an aspiring chirurgeon, was apprenticed, in Edinburgh, on 6 May 1649 to Alexander Pennycuik, chirurgeon. Pennycuik was surgeon to Sir Alexander Leslie's Scottish Troops who were defeated at the Battle of Dunbar by the army of Oliver Cromwell. And it seems that Patrick NAPIER emigrated to Virginia with other Scottish Royalists after the year 1650. He settled in Queen's Creek, Hampton Parish, York County, Virginia, as a planter and surgeon. On 25 March 1655, Peter Ford received 500 acres at Cacamount, Gloucester County, Virginia, for transporting ten persons to the colony, among whom Patrick NAPIER is listed. Patrick NAPIER became the proprietor of a 1500 acre plantation in Blisland Parish, New Kent County, Virginia. This plantation adjoined that of Major-General Mainwaring Hammond.

Note 2: The Last Will and Testament of Patrick NAPIER, York County, Virginia, was dated 20 February 1668 and proved 12 April 1669.

  In the name of God Amen. I PATRICK NAPIER of the prsh of Hampton in the County of Yorke phisician being sicke and sane in body but thanks be to God in pfect mind and memory do make and declare this my last will & testament. I comend my soule into the hands of my most mercifull creator and preserveror in full assurance to have all my sins pardoned in and through the meritts of my only savour Jesus XX_& my body to be decently buried at the discretion of my dear wife ELIZABETH NAPIER. And for that portion of earthly goods wherewith it hath pleased God to endure mee I doe by these presents dispose and bequeath of them as followeth. I doe by these presents give and bequeath unto my dear wife ELIZABETH NAPIER all that pcell of land lying in the prsh of Blessland in the county of New Kent in Virg containing by estimation fifteen hundred acres be it more or less as the same is situate and being in the prsh aforesd adjoining to the plantation of Major Hammond on the one side and Capt. George Lyddall on the other side To Have & to hold the said piece of land to my said deare wife ELIZABETH NAPIER for the home of her naturall life alsoe my will and pleasure is that my two deare children Robert Napier, Francis Napier shall have and enjoy the said piece of land or plantation in manner aforesaid as I doe hereby express that is to say I doe my these presents give and bequeath unto my dears sone Robert Napier the majority on one halfe of the said piece of land containing fifteen hundred acres as aforesaid to be divided equally at the discretion of my said deare wife ELIZABETH NAPIER. To have & to hold the said majority on halfe of the said piece of land unto my said deare sonne Robert Napier and his heirs forever. Also I dow by these presents give and bequeath unto my deare daughter Frances Napier the other majority or other halfe parte of the said plantation or piece of land containing as aforesaid and situate and being as aforeds to be layed out and separated from the other peace of land at the discretion of my said deare wife to have and to hold the said other parte or parcell of land to my sd deare daughter Frances Napier and her heirs forever. Also my will and pleasure is that if it should happen that my said Sonne Robert Napier should dye or depart this mortall life and leave no issue of his body lawfully begotten that then my will & pleasure is that my daughter Frances Napier shall have and enjoy the said halfe parte or piece of land that is hereby bequeathed to my sonne Robert. Also if it should happen that my said daughter Frances Napier should hapen to dye or depart this mortall life and leave noe issue lawfully begotten and that my said sonne Robert survive or any of heir issues, That then my will and pleasure is that my said sonne shall have and enjoy the same plan pcell of land bequeathed to my said daughter in as longe and ample manner and forme as my said daughter did could or might enjoy the same provided always notwithstanding that if it should happen that my said two children Robert and Frances should dye or depart this mortall life and leave noe issue behind then or either of them that then my will and pleasure is that the heirs of my sd deare wife ELIZABETH NAPIER shall & have & enjoy the same in as longe and ample manner as the heirs of my said sonne and daughter or either of them might have enjoyed the same. Also I doe by these presents bequeath all my moveable goods and coffills specified in a certain Inventory hereunto annexed unto my deare wife & my two children equally to be divided amongst them share and share like and not otherwise Alsoe I doe by these presents make and appoint my deare wife ELIZABETH NAPIER sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament. Also my desire is that my two very loving friends Mr. Thomas Ballard and Mr. James Vaulx will be overseers that this my will be performed according to the reale intents and purposes hereof and that they would give my said deare wife and children such assistance as they shall think fitt in the managing of this Estate alsoe I doe hereby further declare that the reall intent and meaning of this my will is that neither of my said children Robert or Frances shall be in possession of the said land or plantation or any pte or pcell thereof nor receive any profitts that shall accrue out of the same soo long as my said deare wife whall happen to live lastly I doe by these presents revoke all other wills herebefore made by me and declared this to be my last will and Testament I witnessd whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this six and twentieth day of February one thousand six hundred sixty & Eight signed sealed and delivered in presence of

Frances Haddin PAT NAPIER <SEALE>

John Hungerford

Mathew Culler

Probate in Cur Com Ebon 12 Anno 1669 & Testaments Frances Hadden John Hungerford & Mathew Culler it Recorded at due

& John Baskery to Clr Cur

Note 3: The last known record of Frances NAPIER is dated 1672.

   

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G0499A: Robert NAPIER (Sr.), Captain [009]
Birth: BEF 2 May 1660, Hampton Parish, New Kent County, Virginia, British North America
Christening: 2 May 1660, Hampton Parish, York County, Virginia, British North America
Death: AFT May 1743, York County, Virginia, British North America
Father: Patrick NAPIER, Chirurgeon (ABT 1634, <London>, England - AFT 26 February 1668 and BEF 12 April 1669, Queen’s Creek, York County, Virginia, British North America)
Mother: *Elizabeth BOOTH (15 November 1641, <York County>, Virginia, British North America - 1672, York County, Virginia, British North America)

Marriage: 11 October 1688, New Kent County, Virginia, British North America
Spouse: *Mary PERRIN (1671/75, New Kent or Henrico County, Virginia, British North America - AFT 3 April 1718, New Kent or Henrico County, Virginia, British North America)

Child 1: Booth (Bouth) NAPIER (1 February 1692, New Kent County, Virginia, British North America: christened 1 October 1692, St. Peter’s Parish, New Kent County, Virginia, British North America - BEF 21 February 1780, probably on or about 1 December 1779, Goochland County, Virginia) [M]: m. Sarah UNKNOWN (? - AFT 20 January 1767, Goochland County, Virginia, British North America)

Child 2: Frances NAPIER (5 February 1694, St. Peter’s Parish, New Kent County, Virginia, British North America - 1778, Fluvanna County, Virginia) [F]: m. Benjamin WOODSON (1682, Curles, Henrico County, Virginia - AFT 25 October 1777, Fluvanna County, Virginia), 1720, Henrico County, Virginia, British North America

Child 3: Robert NAPIER (Jr.) (16 September 1697, St. Peter’s Parish, New Kent County, Virginia, British North America - 12 May 1763, Albemarle County, Virginia, British North America) [M]: m. Mary Tarleton HUGHES (ABT 1696, Virginia, British North America - AFT 9 December 1755, Albemarle County, Virginia, British North America), AFT 8 January 1722/23, Henrico County, Virginia, British North America

Child 4: Katherine NAPIER (12 October 1700, St. Peter’s Parish, New Kent County, Virginia, British North America - ?) [F]: m. John ADAMS (ABT 1705, Church Hill, Fairfax County, Virginia, British North America - 1725, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America)

Child 5: Elizabeth NAPIER (25 October 1704, New Kent County, Virginia, British North America: christened 25 December 1704, St. Peter’s Parish, New Kent County, Virginia, British North America - AFT 19 July 1757) [F]

Note 1: Robert NAPIER (Sr.) was a landed proprietor in New Kent, King and Queen, King William, Henrico, and Goochland counties, Virginia. His principal crop was tobacco. From1690 through 1701, he received nearly 1300 acres for his importation of settlers. In the records of old King William County, Virginia, reference is made to him as "Captain," indicating that he was an officer in the colonial militia. See John Boddie, "Napier of Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi" in Southern Historical Families, vol 15, pp. 221-225.

Note 2: Concerning Robert NAPIER (Sr.) in Henrico County, Virginia, Records: 1688-89 (p. 74), the following is recorded: "Captain Soane had made an agreement to run his horse against one belonging to Mr. Littleberry Epes, which was backed by Mr. Robert NAPIER 10 lb a side. Mr. NAPIER did not produce the horse at the appointed time and the suit was for the amount of the stake, as an agreement had been made that the horse which did not appear should forfeit the whole amount." It is also recorded that Robert NAPIER (Sr.)’s wife Mary (PERRIN) once took him to court to prevent him from gambling away their children's patrimony and to ensure that he would spend a percentage of his income solely to support his family. In view of these two cases at law, it may be worth noting that Robert NAPIER (Sr.) was - by profession - an attorney and that, in his church in Hampton Parish, he held the office of vestryman.

Note 3: Mary PERRIN (sometimes spelled "PARIN") was the daughter of Richard PERRIN and his wife, Katherine ROYALL Katherine ROYALL’s father, Joseph ROYALL, was among the earliest settlers of Virginia, having arrived in the "Charitie" in July 1622; and, in the following year, he was listed at the Neck of Land in Charles City. (Hotten, ORIGINAL LISTS, p. 169).

Note 4: Benjamin WOODSON was the son of John WOODSON (1655, Curles, Henrico County, Virginia - Will proven1 May 1700, Virginia) and Mary TUCKER, who were married in 1677. Mary TUCKER was the daughter of Samuel TUCKER and Jane LARCOMBE. Mary Tucker WOODSON’s Will is dated 1710. The WOODSONs were Quakers.

Note 5: In May 1743, Robert NAPIER (Jr.) was sued for separation by his wife on the grounds of abuse. His Will is dated 9 December 1755 and was proven 12 May 1763. His wife, Mary Tarleton HUGHES, was the daughter of Jesse HUGHES and Sarah TARLETON, of Henrico County, Virginia. Robert NAPIER was a planter in Henrico, Goochland, and Albemarle counties, Virginia. He is thought to have inherited his father's plantation in a Will dated 1744, which has not been found. He is known to have received at least two royal grants of 300 acres in Goochland County, in1734 and 1735, by which time he had apparently moved inland, to the James River valley. In Goochland County, he deeded a negro girl to his wife on Jan 5, 1743; and he deeded a negro boy named Will to his daughter, Frances. He moved again to Albemarle County, Virginia, where he wrote his Will dated 9 December 1755.

Note 6: A Rene and a Patrick NAPIER are sometimes named as siblings belonging to this family-group. The reason for placing them in this family-group seems to be an unlikely tradition sustained in the family PERRIN. Rene and Patrick NAPIER, in fact, belong to the immediately succeeding generation of this line of the family NAPIER.

   

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G0498A: Booth (Bouth) NAPIER [008]
Birth: 1 February 1692, New Kent County, Virginia, British North America
Christening: 1 October 1692, New Kent County, Virginia, British North America
Death: BEF 21 February 1780, probably on or about 1 December 1779, Goochland County, Virginia
Father: Robert NAPIER (1658, New Kent County, Virginia, British North America - AFT May 1748, Goochland County, Virginia, British North America)
Mother: *Mary PERRIN (1671/75, New Kent or Henrico County, Virginia, British North America - AFT 3 April 1718, New Kent or Henrico County, Virginia, British North America)

Marriage: ABT 1713
Spouse: Sarah UKNOWN (? - AFT 20 January 1767, Goochland County, Virginia, British North America)

Child 1: Patrick NAPIER (1 February 1713, <Kaut County>, Virginia, British North America - 23 August 1774, Albemarle County, Virginia, British North America) [M]: m. Martha CLAIBORNE (ABT 1715 - ?), ABT 1735, Albemarle County, Virginia, British North America

Child 2: Rene (or Reni) NAPIER I (1715, Virginia, British North America - 13 October 1750, Goochland County, Virginia, British North America) [M]: m. *Winifred CHAMPION (ABT 1720 - AFT 1748), ABT 1737

Child 3: Sarah NAPIER (ABT 1720, <Goochland County>, Virginia, British North America - ABT 1756) [F]

Child 4: Robert NAPIER (ABT 1720 - ?) [M]

Child 5: Susannah NAPIER (ABT 1722, <Goochland County>, Virginia, British North America - ?) [F]: m. Reuben Skelton BROWN, 11 June 1761, Goochland County, Virginia, British North America

Child 6: Booth NAPIER (Jr.) (christening 1723, Henrico County, Virginia - 22 April 1770, Goochland County, Virginia) [M]: m. Christian(a) TERRIL NORVEL (BEF 1749 - ?), <Goochland County>, Virginia, British North America, 10 October 1765

Child 7: Mary NAPIER (ABT 1724, <Goochland County>, Virginia, British North America - ?) [F]

Child 8: Archibald NAPIER (ABT 1728, <Goochland County>, Virginia, British North America - 1815, buried in Franklin County, Virginia) [M]

Child 9: Frances NAPIER (ABT 1730, <Goochland County>, Virginia - ?) [F]

Child 10: Elizabeth NAPIER (ABT 1732, <Goochland County>, Virginia - ?) [F]

Note 1: Most investigators seem inclined to identify the spouse of Booth NAPIER either as Sarah LaForce or as Sarah Garland. Sarah LaForce, the daughter of Rene LaForce (the planter-physician of Huguenot extraction for whom Rene NAPIER is likely to have been named), was married to William Hardain (Harding) in Goochland County, Virginia, 7 November 1748. And Her marriage to William Hardain (Harding) is clearly indicated by the Will (dated 16 December 1756 and proven 18 July 1757, in Goochland County, Virginia) of her mother, also called Sarah. Of this Will, William Hardain was the executor. By William Hardain (Harding), Sarah LaForce engendered Giles Harding (15 June 1749, Goochland County, Virginia - 1810, Davidson County, Tennessee) [M], William Harding (1750, Goochland County, Virginia - 1797, Surry County, North Carolina) [M], Rene Harding (15 February 1753, Goochland County, Virginia - BEF 1766, Virginia) [M], Thomas Harding (3 October 1755, Goochland County, Virginia - 1805, Tennessee) [M]. If Sarah Laforce had first been the wife of Booth NAPIER then, since menopause usually occurs by the age of 55, she must have been no more than 12 years of age on the occasion of her first marriage. This is possible in abstracto but historically unlikely. The Will of Rene LaForce, dated 16 August 1728 and proved in 1728 (recorded in Book 1, pp. 37-38, 1728-1734, Goochland County, Virginia), names his daughter, Sarah La Force; and the Will of Sarah LaForce Harding was proven 23 March 1797 in Goochland County, Virginia. Alternatively, if Sarah Garland may be identified with the Sarah Elizabeth Garland (born at Pamunkey River, St Peter’s Parish, New Kent County, Virginia) who was the daughter of Edward Garland, then her marriage to Thomas Wingfield must be explained away. Of Sarah Elizabeth Garland’s children who can be definitely dated, the following may be noted: John Wingfield (20 July 1723, Hanover County [separated from New Kent County in 1720], Virginia - 3 February 1793, Wilkes County, Georgia) [M], Frances Wingfield (30 December 1736, Hanover County, Virginia - 20 November 1802, Wilkes County, Georgia) [F], and Susannah Wingfield (19 September 1741, Hanover County, Virginia - 1827, Fredrickstown, Washington County, Virginia) [F]. It is, therefore, reasonably supposed that Sarah Elizabeth Garland was married to Thomas Wingfield about 1720. Accordingly, in the present state of evidence, the surname - but certainly not the given name - of the wife of Booth NAPIER is indeterminate.

Note 2: The register of St. James Northam Parish, Goochland County, Virginia, British North America reports that, on 19 October 1765, Will Parsons NAPIER was born to Booth NAPIER (Jr.) and Christian TERRIL whose, surname, in secondary sources, is sometimes given as NORVEL. See "Register of St. James Northam Parish, Goochland County, Virginia," William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 15, No. 2. (October 1906), pp. 113-123.

Note 3: The funeral sermon of Booth NAPIER (Jr.) was preached 23 April 1770 at St. James Northam Parish, Goochland County, Virginia, British North America. See "Register of St. James Northam Parish, Goochland County, Virginia," William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 15, No. 4. (April 1907), pp. 249-255.

Note 3: Patrick NAPIER, in 1744, was deputy Sheriff in Albemarle County, Virginia. He was also a vestryman in St. Anne’s Parish. The children of Patrick NAPIER and Martha CLAIBORNE were: Thomas NAPIER (ABT 1736, Virginia - 1804, Columbia County, Georgia), Patrick NAPIER, Richard NAPIER, Rene NAPIER, Joseph Fox NAPIER, Mary Perrin NAPIER, Elizabeth Claiborne NAPIER, and Anne Fox NAPIER. In the given names of Mary Perrin and Elizabeth Claiborne NAPIER, compelling reason is found by which to include the deputy Sheriff of Albemarle County in this family-group.

   

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G0497A: Rene (or Reni) NAPIER I [007]
Birth: 1715, Virginia, British North America
Death: 13 October 1750, Goochland County, Virginia, British North America
Father: Booth (Bouth) NAPIER (1 February 1692, New Kent County, Virginia, British North America - BEF 21 February 1780, probably on or about 1 December 1779, Goochland County, Virginia)
Mother: Sarah UNKNOWN (? - AFT 20 January 1767, Goochland County, Virginia, British North America)

Marriage: ABT 1737
Spouse: *Winifred CHAMPION (ABT 1720 - AFT 1748)

Child 1: Rene NAPIER II (ABT 1738, Virginia, British North America - 1807, Elbert County, Georgia) [M]: m. Rebecca HURT (ABT 1754, Caroline County, Virginia, British North America - 1803, Elbert County, Georgia), 28 March 1765

Child 2: John F. NAPIER (ABT 1740, Virginia, British North America - ?) [M]: m. Mary CHAMPION (ABT 1744, Virginia, British North America - ?), 1 May 1764, Henrico County, Virginia, British North America

Child 3: Champion NAPIER (ABT 1741, Virginia, British North America - 1814, Virginia): m. Grace CURTICE (ABT 1752 - ?)

Child 4: Chloe NAPIER (ABT 1745, Virginia, British North America - AFT 1780): m. Thomas NAPIER (ABT 1736, Virginia, British North America - AFT 25 March 1804 and BEF 8 June 1804), Columbia County, Georgia) [son of Patrick NAPIER and Martha CLAIBORNE. See Child 1: Patrick NAPIER under G0498A: Booth NAPIER]

Child 5: Mary Julia NAPIER (ABT 1748, Virginia, British North America - ?) [F]

Note 1: Winifred CHAMPION was first married to Thomas HUDNALL of Prince William County, Virginia. She was, in 1757, named in a lawsuit which was lodged after Rene Napier I’s Will had undergone probate with her being named as executrix. Appended to the documents pertaining to the lawsuit note is made that "Winefred Napier, since commencement of this suit, intermarried with Thomas East." She was, in fact, married to Thomas EAST in 1751. Mary CHAMPION, the wife of John F. NAPIER, was the daughter of Moses CHAMPION and Frances HUDNALL (born 1710, Lancaster County, Virginia) who was the sister of Thomas HUDNALL, the husband of Winifred CHAMPION.

Note 2: Chloe NAPIER and Thomas NAPIER, who were husband and wife, were also first cousins, he being the son of Patrick NAPIER and Martha CLAIBORNE (See Child 1: Patrick NAPIER under G0498A: Booth NAPIER), Chloe NAPIER’s paternal uncle and - by marriage - aunt. Thomas and Chloe NAPIER resided in Virginia until moving to Elbert County, Georgia, in 1801. Among their children was Leroy NAPIER who, on 4 April 1825, in Putnam County, Georgia, was married to Matilda Louise MOULTRIE, the cousin of Gen. William MOULTRIE. And, among the children of Leroy NAPIER and Matilda Louise MOULTRIE was Edward NAPIER (born 16 May 1842, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia) who, after serving Georgia and the Confederacy during the War Between the States, settled as a planter in Montgomery and Bullock Counties, Alabama. The Thomas NAPIER, who is mentioned here as the husband of Chloe NAPIER, should not be confused with his cousin, Thomas B. NAPIER whose residences, in the 1790s, were in Elbert and Putnam Counties, Georgia.

Abstract of the Will of Thomas NAPIER:

  NAPIER, Thomas (Revolutionary War Soldier): Signed March 25, 1804, proved June 8, 1804. Heirs: daughters, Ann Fox HAMILTON (married James HAMILTON, Revolutionary War Soldier), Patsy C. PORTER, and Dolly RANDOLPH. Granddaughters: Elizabeth RANDOLPH and Patsy. Grandsons: Thomas HAMILTON and Thomas Peter RANDOLPH. Niece: Elizabeth RANDOLPH. Son: Augustus to be educated. Executors: James HAMILTON, Robert RANDOLPH, Peter Crawford, and Samuel Goode. Witnesses: H. HAMILTON, Rene Stone, Daniel Appling. [See Joseph T. Maddox and Mary Carter, Columbia County, Georgia: Early Deeds and Will Abstracts]
   

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G0496A: Rene (or Reni) NAPIER II [006]
Birth: ABT 1738, Goochland County, Virginia, British North America
Death: 1807, Elbert County, Georgia
Father: Rene NAPIER I (1715, Virginia, British North America - 13 October 1750, Goochland County, Virginia, British North America)
Mother: *Winifred CHAMPION (ABT 1720 - AFT 1748)

Marriage: 28 March 1765, St. James Northam Parish (recorded in Northam Parish but celebrated in Drisdale Parish)
Spouse: *Rebecca HURT (ABT 1754, Caroline County, Virginia, British North America - 1803, Elbert County, Georgia)

Child 1: Lucy NAPIER (19 January 1766: christened 17 August 1766, St. James Northam Parish, Goochland County, Virginia, British North America - ?) [F]

Child 2: Skelton NAPIER (29 May 1767: christened 22 December 1767, St. James Northam Parish, Goochland County, Virginia, British North America - ?) [M]: m. Elizabeth THROSDALL or THRASDALL, 13 February 1789, Goochland County, Virginia (or Rocky Mount, Franklin County, Virginia)

Child 3: Thomas B(ooth?) NAPIER (Sr.), Major (born 1 November 1768: christened 19 March 1769, St. James Northam Parish, Goochland County, Virginia, British North America - 30 September 1838, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia) [M]: m. *Tabitha ("Tabby") EASTER (1771, Goochland County, Virginia, British North America - 16 February 1814, Putnam County, Georgia), 1790, Putnam County, Georgia

Child 4: Sarah Garland NAPIER (22 January 1771: christened 24 May 1771, St. James Northam Parish, Goochland County, Virginia, British North America - AFT 1793) [F]: m. Matthew DUNCAN, 14 July 1793, Columbia County, Georgia

Child 5: Rene NAPIER III (born 11 April 1772: christened 1 May 1774, St. James Northam Parish, Goochland County, Virginia, British North America - ?) [M]

Child 6: Chloe NAPIER (born 12 January 1774: christened 27 February 1774, St. James Northam Parish, Goochland County, Virginia, British North America - December 1858, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia) [F]: m. Noah KELSEY (13 June 1765, Connecticut, British North America - 1829, Gadsden, Florida), 1 August 1808, Putnam County, Georgia.

Other Marriage: ABT 1780
Spouse: Susannah HORN (ABT 1751, <Goochland County>, Virginia, British North America - ?)

Child 1: Betsy Booth NAPIER (17 October 1781, Goochland County, Virginia - ?) [F]

Note 1: Ivan Napier, in his Napier Family: History of the Napier Family Name, and a Genealogy of the Napier Settlers in America (Rainelle, West Virginia: 1968), reported that the first of the family NAPIER to migrate to Georgia (Washington County) was Rene NAPIER II.

Note 2: For the marriage of Rene NAPIER and Rebecca HURT, see "Register of St. James Northam Parish, Goochland County," William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 15, No. 1. Jul., 1906), pp. 24-36. Here, Rebecca HURT's surname is given as "HART."

Note 3: For the name, birth, and parentage of Skelton NAPIER, see "Register of St. James Northam Parish, Goochland County," William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 15, No. 2.(October 1906), pp. 113-123.

Note 4: For the name, birth, and parentage of Thomas NAPIER, see "Register of St. James Northam Parish, Goochland County," William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 15, No. 2.(October 1906), pp. 113-123.

Note 5: For the name, birth, and parentage of Sarah Garland NAPIER, see "Register of St. James Northam Parish, Goochland County," William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 15, No. 2.(October 1906), pp. 113-123. Matthew DUNCAN was the son of Captain Joseph DUNCAN, who died in 1792.

Note 6: Noah KELSEY was the son of Nathan KELSEY and Sarah JUDD. Chloe NAPIER and Noah KELSEY settled in Kelsey District, Monroe County, Georgia.

   

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G0495A: Thomas B(ooth?) NAPIER (Sr.), Major [005]
Birth:1 November 1768, Goochland County, Virginia, British North America
Christening: 19 March 1769, St. James Northam Parish, Goochland County, Virginia, British North America
Death: 30 September 1838, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia
Interment: Cherry Street Cemetery, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia
Father: Rene (or Reni) NAPIER II (1724, Goochland County, Virginia, British North America - 1807, Elbert County, Georgia)
Mother: Rebecca HURT (ABT 1754, Caroline County, Virginia, British North America - 1803, Elbert County, Georgia)

Marriage: 1790, Putnam County, Georgia
Spouse: *Tabitha ("Tabby") EASTER (1771, Goochland County, Virginia, British North America - 16 February 1814, Putnam County, Georgia)

Child 1: Sarah ("Sally") Garland NAPIER (23 January 1791, Elbert County, Georgia - AFT 17 February 1832) [F]: m. Rev. Isaac HARVEY, Sr. (1786, Wilkes County, Georgia - 16 September 1838, Wetumpka, Autauga [now Elmore] County, Alabama) 22 December 1808, Putnam County, Georgia [See G0494A: Rev. Isaac HARVEY (Sr.) in Antecedents and Descendants of Rev. Isaac Harvey, Sr. (1786 - 16 September 1838)]

Child 2: Thomas B(ooth?) NAPIER (Jr.) (ABT 1792, Putnam County, Georgia - AFT 1832) [M]: m. Tabitha TURNER, 30 September 1815, Putnam County, Georgia

Child 3: Leroy S(kelton?) NAPIER (9 March 1794, Elbert County, Georgia - AFT 1832) [M]

Child 4: Martha NAPIER (ABT 1796, <Putnam County>, Georgia - AFT 1832) [F]: m. Hendly VARNER, 9 November 1819, Putnam County, Georgia

Child 5: Tabitha Easter NAPIER (ABT 1797, <Putnam County>, Georgia - AFT 1832) [F]: m. Nathan C. MUNROE, 5 June 1828, Bibb County, Georgia

Child 6: Freeman NAPIER (ABT 1798, Putnam County, Georgia - BEF 1832?) [M]

Child 7: Skelton NAPIER (8 March 1800, Putnam County, Georgia - AFT 1832) [M]: m. Jane Ector GAGE (1804, Putnam County, Georgia - ?), ABT 1834, Putnam County, Georgia

Other Marriage: AFT 16 February 1814
Spouse: Nancy UNKNOWN (1784 - 2 April 1839, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia)

Child 1: William W. NAPIER (AFT 1814? - AFT 1832?) [M]

Note 1: Wilkes County, it should be noted, is the parent county of Elbert County.

Note 2: Thomas B. NAPIER owned and paid taxes on real estate in Putnam, Elbert, and Twiggs counties. In Putnam County, according to the census of 1810, he owned 20 slaves; and, from the Tax Digest of Putnam County for 1813, it may be gathered that Putnam County, at that time, was his principal place of residence. Thomas B. NAPIER is also said to have been a carriage-maker and not to have been "strong on religion." See the memorandum by his great-grandson, John Calhoun COX, reproduced at G0493A: Amanda Melvina HARVEY in Antecedents and Descendants of Rev. Isaac Harvey, Sr. (1786 - 16 September 1838). Concerning John Calhoun Cox, see G0492A: John Calhoun COX in Descendants of John Cox (1 November 1727 - ABT 1804/05).

Note 3: According to Will Book A (1823 - 1851) for Bibb County, Georgia, Thomas B. NAPIER signed his Will on 17 February 1832. The document was proved 29 October 1838. It mentions his wife, Nancy; his children, William W. NAPIER, Thomas T. NAPIER, Leroy NAPIER, Shelton (i.e., Skelton) NAPIER, Martha NAPIER, Tabitha NAPIER, and Sarah HARVEY; and his son-in-law, Nathan C. MUNROE. Also mentioned is Singleton Holt. The document was witnessed by Scott Cray, J. Washburn, and Robert W. Fort.

  BIBB COUNTY, Georgia: Will Book A (1823-1851)
NAPIER, THOMAS 17 February 1832 - 29 October 1838, page 46

Wife: Nancy (land in Putnam County 202.5 acres adjacent to Hardy Waller and Negro Minty and her children Aberdeen, Nelly, Becky and her 2 children Flor and child with all their increase since the year 1826. Six Negroes to son William W. NAPIER delivered to Singleton Holt, his trustee. Sons, Thomas T. NAPIER, Leroy NAPIER, Skelton NAPIER, Daughters: Martha NAPIER, Tabitha NAPIER, already received $10,000 each. Daughter: Sarah HARVEY - property estimated $3,000 each to her and her children = total $12,000.

Executors: Sons, Thomas Leroy and Skelton NAPIER, Son-in-law: Nathan C. MUNROE

Witnesses: Scott Cray, J. Washburn & Robert W. Fort

Thomas B. NAPIER and Nancy UNKNOWN, his second wife, were interred at the Cherry Street Cemetery, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia. Their inscriptions are as follows:

  Sacred to the memory of Thomas NAPIER, a native of Virginia, and for about 50 years a resident of Georgia. Sept. 30, 1838
  Sacred to the memory of Nancy, wife of Thomas NAPIER, who departed this life April 2, 1839. Aged 55 years

Nancy, the second wife of Thomas B. NAPIER, is sometimes identified as Nancy MOULTRIE.

Nathan C. MUNROE was the son of Nathan MUNROE of New York, who died in Bibb County, Georgia between 16 March 1855 and 4 June 1855.

According to Will Book B (1851 - 1871) for Bibb County. Georgia, Nathan MUNROE of New York signed his Will on 16 March 1855. The document was proved 4 June 1855. It mentions his wife, Sarah, his son, Nathan C. MUNROE, and his friends, Peter M. Dox and John N. Dox of western New York. The document was witnessed by Peter Solomon, T. A. NAPIER, and Lloyd G. BOWERS, the husband of Sarah Tabitha BARTLETT. [See below, G0494A: Sarah ("Sally") Garland NAPIER, note 2.]

Note 4: From The Macon Telegraph, 7 August 1827, p. 11:

  BARBEQUE in the grove near the Academy in Macon to honor candidate Matthew Talbot, is being arranged by a committee of Timothy Matthew, M. Chisholm, Thomas NAPIER, Thomas Lundy, Samuel Tompkins, Mark D. Clarke, Baldwin Fluker, Harrison Smith, John B. Wick, Simon Parker, Robert Collins, Capt. B. Loyd, E. McCall.

Note 5: Sarah Garland NAPIER was named after her paternal aunt, also called Sarah Garland NAPIER. Her name, place of birth, date of birth, and place and date of marriage were best preserved among the descendants of her grandson, Elisha Carson COX (9 December 1836 - ?) [See G0493B: Oliver Wiley COX, Colonel in Descendants of John Cox (1 November 1727 - ABT 1804/05) and G0493A: Amanda Melvina HARVEY in Antecedents and Descendants of Rev. Isaac Harvey, Sr. (1786 - 16 September 1838)]. Her marriage to Rev. Isaac HARVEY, Sr. is demonstrated in Colonial Georgia Marriage Records from 1760 - 1810.

Note 6: According to The Macon Telegraph, Leroy S. Napier, a resident of Macon, Georgia, made the largest donation to the Confederate War Fund. He donated $58,000 in 1861.

Note 7: Previous investigators of the family NAPIER seem to have taken little or no notice of William W. NAPIER as a child of Thomas B. NAPIER; nor do they seem to have been much inclined to refer to Thomas B. NAPIER's subsequent marriage to Nancy UNKNOWN. One investigator, however, noted a William NAPIER born in Putnam County, Georgia, about 1810, to a Thomas NAPIER and his wife, Susannah, who may have been familiarly known as "Nancy." Accordingly, the placement here of William W. NAPIER as the offspring of Thomas B. NAPIER and Nancy UNKNOWN is deduced with reservations and may, with better knowledge, be subject to disproof. That, however, he was indeed the son of Thomas B. NAPIER, as is shown in note 3 above, is incontrovertible.

   

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G0494A: Sarah ("Sally") Garland NAPIER [004]
Birth: 23 January 1791, Elbert County, Georgia
Death: AFT 17 February 1832
Father: Thomas B(ooth?) NAPIER (Sr.), Major (1 November 1768, Goochland County, Virginia, British North America - 30 September 1838, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia)
Mother: *Tabitha ("Tabby") EASTER (1771, Goochland County, Virginia, British North America - 16 February 1814, Putnam County, Georgia)

Marriage: 22 December 1808, Putnam County, Georgia
Spouse: Rev. Isaac HARVEY (Sr.) (1786, Wilkes County, Georgia - 16 September 1838, Wetumpka, Autauga [now Elmore] County, Alabama) [See G0494A: Rev. Isaac HARVEY (Sr.) in Antecedents and Descendants of Rev. Isaac Harvey, Sr. (1786 - 16 September 1838)]

Child 1: Amanda Melvina HARVEY (July 1811, Butte County, Georgia - 1861, Leon or Smith County, Texas, Confederate States of America) [F]: m1. Samuel Waller COX (7 June 1808, Lincoln County, North Carolina - 1837 [BY 13 November 1837], Fayette County, Georgia), 7 February 1831, Henry County, Georgia: m2. John Dennis STELL (17 October 1804, Hancock County, Georgia - 27 October 1862, Tyler, Smith County, Texas) 2 January 1839 [See G0493A: Amanda Melvina HARVEY in Antecedents and Descendants of Rev. Isaac Harvey, Sr. (1786 - 16 September 1838)]

Child 2: Helen Marr HARVEY (July 1811, Butte County, Georgia - March 1881, Leon County, Texas: interment, under the same monument as Mary ["Mollie"] COX and James F. KENNEDY, at Jackson Cemetery, Leon County, Texas) [F]: m. Oliver Wiley COX (11 June 1802, Lincoln County, North Carolina - October 1852, Henry County, Georgia), 29 July 1830, Henry County, Georgia [See G0493B: Helen Marr HARVEY in Antecedents and Descendants of Rev. Isaac Harvey, Sr. (1786 - 16 September 1838).]

Child 3: Tabitha Napier HARVEY (1812, <McDonough, Henry County>, Georgia - 27 November 1847, Bibb County, Georgia) [F]: m. Dr. Myron BARTLETT (1798, Concord, Rockingham [later Merrimack] County, New Hampshire - 9 February 1848, Bibb County, Georgia), 20 July 1831, Bibb County, Georgia

Child 4: Isaac HARVEY (Jr.) (1825, <McDonough, Henry County>, Georgia - 7 November 1833, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia) [M]

Note 1: In the Georgia Messenger (Macon, Georgia), Saturday, 2 June 1832, Isaac HARVEY, Sr. is listed as a member of the Macon Temperance Society which, at the Baptist Church, elected officers on 18 May 1832. He was again listed as a member of the Macon Temperance Society at a meeting which occurred 20 November 1833 and which was reported by the Georgia Messenger (Macon, Georgia) on Thursday, 5 December 1833.

Note 2: About Isaac HARVEY, Sr. mention is made in the Georgia Messenger (Macon, Georgia), Thursday, 17 January 1833:

 

BANK OF DARIEN

The following gentlemen have been elected Directors of the Branch Bank of Darien in this city: William B. Rogers, Isaac HARVEY, John S. Childers, Thomas R. Lamar, Jeremiah Smith, Thomas T. NAPIER, Francis HARVEY.


Bank of Darien, Note Issued 1 October 1835, No. 35
Designed, Drawn, and Engraved by Freeman Rawdon
Printed by Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, New York

Balances are reported for the Bank of Darien from 1 January 1819 to 2 March 1842.

Note 3: About Isaac HARVEY, Sr. mention is made in the Georgia Messenger (Macon, Georgia), Thursday, 16 May 1833:

 

LEGAL NOTICES

Georgia, Bibb County: Will be sold before the Court House Door in said county on the first Tuesday in July, next, between the legal hours of sale, all the property belonging to the estate of William B. Rogers, late of said county, deceased. Sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of said estate. (Signed) Isaac HARVEY, Adm.

Georgia, Bibb County: All those indebted to the estate of William B. Rogers, deceased, or owed money by that estate, must make immediate payment or present their notes for payment. (Signed) Isaac HARVEY, Adm.

Note 4: About Isaac HARVEY, Sr. mention is made in the Georgia Messenger (Macon, Georgia), Thursday, 24 April 1834:

  Georgia, Bibb County: Will be sold before the Court House Door in said county on the first Tuesday in May, next, between the legal hours of sale, all the property belonging to the estate of William B. Rogers, late of said county, deceased. Sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of said estate. (Signed) Isaac HARVEY, Adm.

Note 5: Isaac HARVEY, Sr., according to the Georgia Messenger (Macon, Georgia) of Thursday, 21 November 1833, was a trustee of the Macon Academy:

 

MACON ACADEMY, BIBB COUNTY

Trustees: William P. Hunter, Isaac HARVEY, Joseph Washburn, Edward D. Tracy, Charles J. McDonald

Note 6: According to the Georgia Messenger (Macon, Georgia) of Thursday, 29 May 1834, Isaac HARVEY, Sr. served on the grand jury of the Bibb Superior Court for the May term of 1834. After this, there is no further mention of Isaac HARVEY, Sr. in the Georgia Messenger until his death in 1838.

Note 7: Sarah Garland NAPIER’s marriage to Rev. Isaac HARVEY, Sr. is verified in Colonial Georgia Marriage Records from 1760 - 1810. For a physical description of Rev. Isaac HARVEY, Sr., see G0493A: Amanda Melvina HARVEY, note 3 in Antecedents and Descendants of Rev. Isaac Harvey, Sr. (1786 - 16 September 1838).

In the United States Census of 1850 for District 70 of Putnam County, Georgia, taken 24 August 1850, there is record of a "Sarah HARVEY," born in Georgia about 1795, living in what appears to be a boarding house. This may have been Sarah ("Sally") Garland NAPIER (23 January 1791, Elbert County, Georgia - AFT 17 February 1832).

Note 8: The death of Rev. Isaac HARVEY, Sr. was reported in the Georgia Messenger (Macon, Georgia) on Thursday, 27 September 1838. He died two weeks previous to his father-in-law, Thomas B(ooth?) NAPIER (Sr.):

 

DIED

At Wetumpka, Alabama, on the 16th instant, of bilious fever, Isaac HARVEY, Esq., formerly a citizen of this place, aged about 52.

Note 9: Amanda Melvina HARVEY and Helen Marr HARVEY were identical twins who married brothers. Tabitha Napier HARVEY's marriage to Dr. Myron BARTLETT was reported in the Charleston Observer, issue of 30 July 1831, giving the date of marriage as 19 July:

  "Married on the 19th of July, Dr. Myron BARTLETT, Editor of the Macon Telegraph, to Miss Tabitha Napier HARVEY."

This marriage was also reported on 23 July 1831, in the Georgia Messenger (Macon, Georgia), indicating the matrimonial date of Tuesday, 19 July 1831, as follows:

 

MARRIED

On Tuesday evening last, by the Rev. Benjamin Pope, Dr. Myron BARTLETT, Editor of the Macon Telegraph, to Miss Tabitha Napier, daughter of Isaac HARVEY, Esq., of this town.

The date of 20 July is stated in Bibb County, Georgia, Marriage Book - A.

Myron BARTLETT was the son of Stephen BARTLETT (ABT 1764, Bath, New Hampshire - ?) and Abigail BAILEY (10 February 1768, Grafton, Haverhiill County, New Hampshire), who were married in 1792, probably in Bath, Grafton County, New Hampshire. Apart from Myron BARTLETT, they engendered: Stephen BARTLETT (ABT 1793 - ?) [M]; Cosam E. BARTLETT (ABT 1795 - ?) [M]; Abigail BARTLETT (ABT 1797 - ?) [F]; William K. BARTLETT (ABT 1799 - ?) [M]; Theron BARTLETT (ABT 1803 - ?) [M]; and Chloe BARTLETT (ABT 1805 - ?).

Myron BARTLETT married Tabitah Napier HARVEY, who is remembered by her descendants as the daughter of "Isaac HARVEY, Esq.," in Bibb County, Georgia, on 20 July 1831. Their offspring were: Oglethorpe BARTLETT (died in 1833 at the age of ten months) [M]; Munroe BARTLETT (died in 1839 at the age of seven months); and Sarah Tabitha BARTLETT (23 October 1834, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia - 8 May 1873, Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia: interment at Linwood Cemetery, Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia) [F]: m. Lloyd G. BOWERS (died AFT 16 March 1855 and BEF 8 May 1873), 21 August 1854, Christ Church, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.

Myron BARTLETT appeared on the 1835 Bibb County Tax list in Candler’s District (Microfilm Box 61/page 2, Georgia Archives) as owning 160 acres. Another BARTLETT and a COX apppeared under his name as also paying taxes. In 1836, Myron BARTLETT paid taxes on land in Crawford County, Newton County and Bibb County. BARTLETT and COX paid taxes on property in Macon. Myron BARTLETT was a stockholder in the Monroe Railroad and Banking Company of Macon and in the Central Railroad and Banking company of Savannah. In 1846 he paid taxes on land in Baker, Crawford, Coweta and Bibb Counties.

  "On February 9, 1848 Dr. Myron BARTLETT, former proprietor and editor of this paper died, age 50. He was a native of Concord, New Hampshire but a Georgia citizen for about 25 years." Macon Telegraph

Dr. Myron BARTLETT was the founding publisher and editor of the Macon Telegraph.

 

The following account of the Macon Telegraph is by Mary Bondurant Warren:

  "The Macon Telegraph, for a time called the Georgia Telegraph, began weekly publication on November 1, 1826 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia. Subscription price for The Macon Telegraph was $3 per annum if paid in advance, or $4 at the end of the year, and its publisher was Myron BARTLETT. The newspaper office was on Cherry Street, near the public square in Macon, Georgia. Between October 17, 1831 and December 21, 1832, Bartlett also published the Daily Macon Telegraph.

"Mr. BARTLETT reported in the October 22, 1831 issue that there were twenty newspapers published in Georgia. One in Athens, three in Augusta, one in Bainbridge, two in Columbus, four in Macon, one in MacDonough, three in Milledgeville, one in Mount Zion (Hancock County), two in Savannah, one in Warrenton, and one in Washington. Published in Macon in late 1831 were: The Macon Telegraph (weekly, and Daily), the Georgia Messenger, the Macon Advertiser & Agricultural and Mercantile Intelligencer, and the Georgia Christian Repertory (a Methodist paper)."

Adding to Warren's account, it should be noted that Dr. Myron BARTLETT founded the Georgia Telegraph in 1823, not long after the Georgia legislature, on 9 December 1822, had created Bibb County and named its county seat after Nathaniel Macon of North Carolina. Also in 1823, James Webb designed the plan of the city of Macon. It was on 1 November 1826, that the Georgia Telegraph became The Macon Telegraph and was issued as a weekly publication, from 17 October 1831 until 26 September 1832. Then, still under BARTLETT's editorship, the newspaper became the semi-weekly Macon Telegraph from 2 October 1832 through 21 December 1832. Concurrently, from 17 October 1831 until 21 December 1832, BARTLETT published the The Macon Daily Telegraph.

In 1869, the Telegraph, as it was then called, merged with the Messenger. The News was founded by Jerome Pound, at the age of 16, with an investment of $8 in 1884. In 1969, these newspapers joined the Knight-Ridder chain. The evening News and the morning Telegraph merged in 1983. In 1990, the paper was redesigned and renamed the Macon Telegraph. In December 1997, the Macon Telegraph acquired the Warner-Robins Daily Sun, The Buyers Guide, and the Byron Gazette. In the spring of 1998, this group of newspapers formed The Middle Georgia Newspaper Group

Note 10: The death of Isaac HARVEY, Jr. was reported in the Georgia Messenger on Thursday, 14 November 1833:

 

DIED

On the 7th instant, Isaac HARVEY, Jr., son of Isaac HARVEY, Sr., aged 8 years, of this city.

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References:

Lt. Col. John Hawkins Napier III. Dr Patrick Napier: His Ancestors and Some Descendants. (Oxford, Mississippi, The Guild Bindery Press: 1991)

Ivan Napier. Napier Family: History of the Napier Family Name, and a Genealogy of the Napier Settlers in America (Rainelle, West Virginia: 1968)

   

Clan Napier, Edinburgh

Clan Napier in North America

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