Monthly Archives: July 2018

Gideon II – NC & TN

After his father’s death, Gideon Jr. appears in the Chatham County, NC, grantee index, however, the deed is dated the thirtieth day of August on thousand seven hundred and ninety nine between William Kirksey  on the one part and Gideon … Continue reading

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Gideon’s Family

We know a little about Gideon’s children. They are mentioned in his will dated 3 May 1801 probated 11 Aug 1801 (WB A page 65).  His wife was Mary, his sons were Abraham, William, Gideon, and Isaac and William Poe Steward … Continue reading

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Gideon Kirksey – #1 in NC

Gideon first enters into the records in 1761 in Orange County on Road Jury, Grand Jury: Court of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions Sept 1752-Aug 1766 53-243 (Shields, page 68).   In the following years, we find the following recorded instances … Continue reading

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Thomas Rickman d. 1761

There are some early records which mention a Thomas Rickman but I will start in Henrico Co., Va. as I am not sure if the earlier records pertain to the same Thomas Rickman.   Thos Richman Pd by Inspector’s note (1736) … Continue reading

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Who is Rebecca Rickman?

Some think Rebecca Rickman is the wife of Edward Kirksey.  I don’t know what to think about this. Thomas Rickman wrote his will in 1761 and it is probated in Halifax Co., Virginia.  Per his will, “I give to my … Continue reading

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Edward Kirksey

#1 Edward Kirksey On 21 Aug 1751 a land entry for 300 acres in Bladen Co., NC was registered for Edward Kirksey. The deed was entered in Orange County. Earl of Granville Edward 300 acs. 3/8/1757 Wm. Churton p. 7 … Continue reading

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