John was born about 1676. John Tillery ... 
Marie Tillery Tauscher, Elva Pearl Dodd Merriott, Katherine Tillery Knox, Eunice Lanning Andrus, TILLERY FAMILIES: "JOHN TILLERY, son of John and Margaret Tillery, grandson of Samuel and Winnifred Tillery, great grandson of John and Margaret Tillery of North Farham Parish in Richmond County of the Colony of Virginia, enlisted in the Continental Army on Dec. 29, 1776, and was mustered out May 18, 1783. He was at Valley forge with George Washington and Dan Morgan, and served in the 5th, 11th, and 15th Virginia Regiments. After Yorktown, he served in Thomas Posey's light infantry Virginia Detachment (Rangers). He married Lettice Mathews and they, too, went to Georgia where they lived until about 1792 when they went to East Tennessee (Knox County). At the time of his death (in Knox County), he owned more than 400 acres within what is now Knoxville, Tenn., and several slaves. He died Feb. 24, 1831, and is buried in the old family graveyard on what is now called the Sterchi Farm. It has gone the way of many private burying places. The markers are broken and scattered. The following pages reflect the research and organization of many descendants of John and Lettice by four women who are themselves descendants. The order used by John in his will is followed as the various families are listed as actual birthdates and deathdates are, in some cases, unknown at this time. It is believed that Lettice lived some years after John's death. Issue: I. Samuel, II. Eleanor, III. John, IV. Elizabeth, V. Richard, VI. Sampson, VII. William, VIII. Margaret, IX. Lettice, X. Thomas." (p. 2)
North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Wills John TILLERY, NFP, will; 5 Mar 1743/44, 7 Apr 1746 wife Margaret; sons Rawleigh 50 ac. of land in Totuskey, Samuel, and George; four daus. [unnamed]; after the decease of Mr. John SHAPROW, all that est. to be eq. div. between three sons; ex: son George and William STONUM; wits: Thomas SCURLOCK, William DAVENPORT, Alexander SCURLOCK. [John and Margaret TILLERY had the foll. chil: George (b.1715), Elizabeth (b.1717), Maryanne (b.1720), and Joannah (b.1725) according to the NFPR, p.187.1 - John TILLERY, Inv; 5 May 1746
North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Wills George DAVENPORT, NFP, will; 22 Sep 1734, 3 Mar 1734/35 s-i-1 John TILLERY and Margaret his wife 150 ac. of land, after their deaths, plant. to go to grson. George TILLERY; remaining land to grson. William STONUM; grdau. Winifred RICE; Sarah MITCHEL (dau. of Robert MITCHEL); wife Ruth; no ex; wits: Robert MITCHEL, John STONUM, Daniel SCURLOCK. [George DAVENPORT was the son of John and Margaret DAVENPORT of Lanc. Co. WLC, p.64.]. - George DAVENPORT, inv; 7 Apr 1735. p.257 - William WOODCOCK, inv; 7 Apr 1735.
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- Diana McCauley, firsthand knowledge. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Diana and others.
- ↑ Entered by Diana McCauley, Sep 5, 2011
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