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Nancy Scarborough (John) was born 1751.  She married John Turbyfill Abt. 1771.  He was born 1742.

  1. Littleberry Turbyfill, born 1772.

  2. Lodowick Turbyfill, born 1774.
  3. Elizabeth Turbyfill, born 1776.
  4. Nancy Turbyfill, born 1778.
  5. Wilson Coleman Turbyfill, born 1780.
  6. John Turbyfill, born 1783.
  7. Ann Turbyfill, born 1785.
  8. Holly Turbyfill, born 1788.
  9. Martha Turbyfill, born 1790.

Mary Scarborough (John) was born Abt. 1743 in NC.  She married John SR. Andrews, son of John Andrews and Lucretia Tharp.  He was born 1740, and died Jan 1831.

  1. Alexander Andrews, born Abt. 1761; died Oct 1837.

  2. John Jr. Andrews, born Abt. 1768.  He married Mary Edwards; born Abt. 1770.

  3. David Andrews, born Abt. 1760; died Aft. 1804 in TN.  He married Rebecca Turbyfill Bef. Jan 1778; born Abt. 1760.

  4. Sally Andrews, born Abt. 1781 in Brunswick county VA; died 07 Jul 1855 in Mt. Gilead, Montgomery Co. NC.  She married Samuel Clark; died Bef. 1850.

  5. Lucretia Andrews, born Abt. 1778; died 06 Jun 1870.

  6. James Andrews, born Abt. 1776; died in Stewart  Co TN.

  7. George Andrews, born 1775; died in Stewart  Co TN.

  8. Anderson Andrews, born 1779; died Sep 1857 in Stewart  Co TN.  He married Mina Scarborough

Rebecca Scarborough (John) was born Abt. 1765, and died Aft. 1830.  She married William J. Turbyfill 14 Dec 1785 in St. Andrews Parish, Brunswick County, VA.  He was born 20 Sep 1750 in Charles City, VA, and died Abt. 1836 in Robertson County, TN.

  1. Martha P. Turbyfill, born Abt. 1789; died Bef. 1850 in Va..  She married James Wrenn 27 Nov 1806 in Luneburg CO. VA; born 1777; died 02 Jul 1858 in Tillatoba, Yalsbusha CO. MS.
  2. Miles J. Turbyfill, born 1795; died 1866.  He married Amanda M. Unknown; died Bef. Sep 1866.
  3. Wilkes Spencer Turbyfill, born 1791; died 27 Mar 1836 in Goliad, Goliad Co TX.
  4. William J. Turbyfill, born Abt. 1805.

    MARY SCARBOROUGH & JOHN ANDREWS, SENIOR

     

                Mary Scarborough, whom we believe was the eldest child of John Scarborough and Rachel Elizabeth Johnson, was born about 1738 in Brunswick County, Virginia.

                Mary married John Andrews, Senior, son of Joseph Andrews and Lucretia Tharpe, about 1754 in Brunswick County, Virginia.  From their marriage nine children were born: David, Alexander, Anderson, John Jr., George, James, Lucretia, Sally and Mary.

                Mary, John and their children, with the exception of Alexander and his family, relocated about 1786 from Brunswick County, Virginia, to Montgomery County, North Carolina.  They followed fairly close behind Mary’s parents, John and Rachel Scarborough and other members of the Scarborough family who had located to Montgomery County, North Carolina, in late 1785.

                Soon after their arrival in Montgomery County, and after buying land and getting settled, John Andrews began looking to the spiritual needs of the local community.  In 1790 he marshaled several sons and sons-in-law and built a small log church in the northeast section of the area known as “Providence”.  The church was located about ½ mile north of the current town of Mt. Gilead on the Turnpike Road that was the main road in the area at that time.  The church was originally called “Providence” but later became known as the “Scarborough Meeting House” because Scarborough family members were so numerous and active in the church. 

                This log church was the first Methodist Church to be established in Mt. Gilead and was used until 1820 when it was replaced by another building erected on the same site.  Another church building was erected on the site in 1854 and is standing today.  A commemorative sign located at the front of the church reads “Zion Methodist Church”, organized as the Scarborough Meeting House 1786, building replaced by log house 1810, present building erected 1854”.  A nearby historical marker erected by the state of North Carolina, reads “Zion United Methodist Church, organized in 1786 by Rev. Hope Hull as Scarborough Meeting House”

                James Scarborough was reportedly a Methodist minister and possibly preached at the Scarborough Meeting House.  Since John William and James, Junior, married in Montgomery County, North Carolina, it would be interesting to know if they were married by their father.

                Alexander Andrews and his large family later relocated from Brunswick County, Virginia, to Montgomery County, North Carolina, in January 1797 where he joined his father and the Scarborough families who had migrated earlier. Alexander remained in Montgomery County and most of the Andrews in Montgomery County descend from this line.

                About 1804 four of John and Mary Andrews sons, David, James, George and Anderson and their families, joined James Scarborough, Senior, James Scarborough, Junior, John William Scarborough and their families in the stampede to the new state of Tennessee and settled permanently in Stewart County, Tennessee. 

                John Andrews died in January 1831 in Montgomery County, North Carolina.  An inventory of his estate taken by S. Andrews and Silas Andrews and reported to the court would indicate that he was at the time of his death a man of considerable means.

                Mary Scarborough Andrews died sometime after 1789 but her death date is unknown. 

               

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    NANCY SCARBOROUGH/JOHN TURBYFILL

     

                Nancy Scarborough, daughter of John Scarborough and Rachel Elizabeth Johnson, was born about 1751 in Brunswick County, Virginia.

                Nancy married John Turbyfill, son of John Turbyfill and Lucy, about 1771 in Brunswick County, Virginia.  Nancy was one of two Scarborough daughters to marry Turbyfill brothers.  Her sister, Rebecca Scarborough, married William Turbyfill.

                Nancy and John Turbyfill’s nine children were: Littleberry (1772 – unk) who married Martha Connelly, Lodwick (1774 – unk) who married but wife’s name is unknown, Elizabeth (1776 – unk) who married James Lee, Nancy (1778 – unk) who married John Long, Wilson Coleman (5 Feb 1780 – 6 Oct 1877) who married Sarah Robinson, John Junior (1783 – unk) who married but his first wife’s name is unknown, later married Mary Gildearin and then married Malinda Rumsey, Ann (1785 – unk) who married John Henderson Shook, Holly (1788 – unk) who married John Roberts, and Martha (1790 – unk) who married Reverend James May.

                In 1776 John Turbyfill was drafted into service in the Revolutionary War from Brunswick County, Virginia, each time for a period of three months.  His 1st tour of duty was in a company commanded by Captain Benjamin Simmons and Colonel Frederick Macklin.  His 2d tour of duty was under the command of Captain Charles Lucan and Colonel Elliott and his 3d tour of duty was under Colonel Thomas Edwards.  On this first tour he went to Pourtsmouth, on his second tour he was stationed at Cabin Point, and on his third tour he was stationed at Petersburg.  On his 4th tour he started to York but when within a short distance of York learned that General Cornwallis had surrendered and so he returned home.

                On 24 November 1788 John Turbyfill and his wife, Nancy, sold 400 acres of land in Brunswick County, Virginia, to Roger Mallory, Junior, for 300 pounds.  This was in all prob-ability in preparation for their move to Lincoln County, North Carolina.  John and Nancy and their family relocated from Brunswick County, Virginia, to Lincoln County, North Carolina, sometime between late 1788 and 1789 as the 1790 Census of Lincoln County, Morgan District, 10th Company, shows a Jno. Turbyfill with 3 white males over 16, 2 free while males less than 16, 6 free white females and 3 slaves.

                John purchased 248 acres of land on 11 March 1791 on the west side of the Catawaba River in Lincoln County, North Carolina, from James Henry.  This land had been granted to James Henry in 1782.

                On 5 January 1794 John Turbyfill of Lincoln County, North Carolina, deeded to his brother William Turbyfill of Brunswick County, Virginia, 1 Negro named Elijah, a Negro girl named Hannah, one tract of land containing 248 acres (purchased earlier from James Henry), 3 feather beds, etc., as John was indebted to his brother William for some unknown reason.

                William Turbyfill and his wife Rebecca of Lunenburg County, Virginia, on 11 September 1806, sold to John Turbyfill of Lincoln County, North Carolina, for the sum of $1.00, all of that tract of land containing 248 acres of land where John Turbyfill then lived on the west side of the Catawaba River.  The tract being the tract of land which was conveyed by the same John Turby-fill to William Turbyfill several years earlier.

                A court document in Montgomery County, North Carolina, dated 1 February 1816, shows John Turbyfill claiming the legacy of $237.00 due to Nancy Turbyfill from the estate of John Scarborough.

                Nancy Turbyfill died sometime after February 1832 and it is assumed she is buried in Lincoln County, North Carolina.

                On 15 September 1832 at a court in Lincoln County, North Carolina, John Turbyfill, age 91, made application for a pension for service during the Revolutionary War service.  In his application he stated that he entered service of the U. S. in Brunswick County, Virginia, in 1776 and that he had resided there prior to his being drafted.

                In 1832 Jacob Hill, Clergyman, and Francis Harwell gave character testimony regarding John Turbyfill and in the same year Shadrack Alley testified that he knew John Turbyfill, Senior, during the Revolutionary War and he knew him before he entered service in 1776.

    John Turbyfill was granted a pension, with the rank of Private, for $40.00 per annum on 18 January 1833 with pension issued the same date.

                On 6 April 1838 John Turbyfill died in Lincoln County, North Carolina, and it is assumed he is buried there.

                John Turbyfill, Junior, and Hiram Turbyfill appeared in court in Franklin County, Georgia, and made oath that they were personally acquainted with John Turbyfill of Lincoln County, North Carolina, that he had a pension of $40.00 per year, and that he had died on 6 April 1838 as stated in a Family Bible and that he had left no widow but did have children known to the Administrator of the Estate.

    On 10 March 1853 James and Nancy G. Grice made oath that they were acquainted with John Turbyfill who was a Pensioner of the U. S., that he had died in Lincoln County, North Carolina, on 6 April 1838, that he left no widow but did have children known to the Administrator.

    James Mays, Administrator of the estate of John Turbyfill, deceased, appeared before a Justice of the Peace in Lincoln County, North Carolina, on 12 April 1853 and made oath that the pension certificate issued to John Turbyfill from the Pension Department of the U. S. under an Act of October 7, 1832, had been lost or misplaced and could not be produced.

     

     

     REBECCA SCARBOROUGH/WILLIAM TURBYFILL

    Rebecca Scarborough, daughter of John Scarborough and Rachel Elizabeth Johnson, was born about 1765 in Brunswick County, Virginia.

    Rebecca married William Turbyfill, son of John Turbyfill and Lucy, on 14 December 1785 in Brunswick County, Virginia, with their marriage service performed by Reverend Thomas Lundie.  Surety for their marriage was Henry Andrews of St. Andrews Parish, Brunswick County, Virginia.

     Rebecca was the second daughter of John and Rachel Elizabeth Scarborough to marry a Turbyfill brother, the other being Nancy who earlier had married John Turbyfill.

                William Turbyfill reportedly had an earlier marriage to Bridget Gee sometime between 1774 – 1777, probably in Brunswick County, Virginia.  Their two children were Sylvia and John.

                Four children born to the marriage of Rebecca and William Turbyfill were: Martha Patsey (aft 17898 – unk) who married James Wrenn, Miles J. (abt 1795 – 1866) who married Amanda M., Wilkes Spencer (abt 1801 – 27 Mar 1836), and William J. (abt 1805 – unk).

                On 5 January 1794 John Turbyfill of Lincoln County, North Carolina, being indebted to his brother William Turbyfill of Brunswick County, Virginia, deeded to William a Negro man named Elijah, a Negro girl named Hannah, a tract of land containing 248 acres, 3 feather beds, etc.

                Rebecca and William Turbyfill relocated from Brunswick County, Virginia, to Lunenburg County, Virginia, sometime after 1795.

                William Turbyfill and his wife Rebecca of Lunenburg County, Virigina, sold to John Turbyfill of Lincoln County, North Carolina, on 11 September 1806, a tract of land on the west side of the Catawaba River in Lincoln County, North Carolina, containing 248 acres of land on which John Turbyfill then resided.  The tract of land was the same tract earlier deeded to William Turbyfill by John Turbyfill on 5 January 1794.

                Rebecca and William Turbyfill relocated from Lunenburg County, Virginia, to Mason County, Kentucky, sometime between the 1810 Census and 1816 as a court document of 1 Feb-ruary 1816 in Montgomery County, North Carolina, shows William Turbyfill claiming the legacy of $237.00 due Rebecca from the estate of John Scarborough, deceased.

    Rebecca and William Turbyfill later relocated from Mason County, Kentucky, to Robertson County, Tennessee, where in the 1850’s William applied for a pension as a Revolutionary War soldier.

                William was a farmer and was also a partner in the firm of Turbyfill and Darden while residing in Robertson County, Tennessee.

                Both Rebecca and William are assumed to have died in Robertson County, Tennessee, and are buried there.


 

 

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