Jeremiah could be the son of Jeremiah Mize or the son of James and Mary Mize. There is some evidence that he was the son of James and Mary, but most genealogists like him as Jeremiah's son since they share the same name. Therefore, he is listed as a son of Jeremiah since you cannot prove he is not Jeremiah's son.
Jeremiah's first appearance was in 1767 in Brunswick County Virginia. Nathaniel Wray of Meherrin Parish, Brunswick County, granted Jeremiah Mize of Meherrin Parish, Brunswick County, 150 acres in Meherrin Parish for love and affection and 20 shillings on 23 February 1767. Jeremiah had married Nathaniel's sister Edith "Edy" Wray. Assuming he was 18 at the time, he was born about 1748. That's a good guess. Could be older.
Jeremiah Mize voted in an election for Nathaniel Edwards Junior and William Thornton on 2 December 1768 in Brunswick County Virginia. He appears to have a daughter Mary who married Peter Wall on 19 December 1787 in Brunswick County. Jeremiah Mize purchased 100 acres from William Williams for 5000 pounds of tobacco on 22 August 1789.
Jeremiah appears on the tithe lists for Brunswick County, and paid 2 tithes in 1789, indicating a son was now of age who appears to be Jeremiah Mize Junior. Jeremiah Mize Jr. married Martha Mize on 24 Jan 1791 in Brunswick County. The surety was Jeremiah Mize Senior and Herbert Hill. The marriage was performed by John King (Baptist). Martha Mize is thought to be the daughter of John and Keziah Mize. Since Jeremiah Mize started paying 2 tithes in 1789, we can assume Jeremiah Mize Junior was born about 1773. The list for 1793 included Jeremiah Mize Senior as paying 2 tithes again, indicating another son born about 1777. This appears to be Dennis Mize.
Tabitha Mize married Richard Blalock on 29 December 1796 in Brunswick County Virginia. The Surety was Jeremiah Mize Junior and the marriage was performed by Edward Dromgoole. Tabitha may have been Jeremiah’s sister and daughter of Jeremiah Mize and Edy Wray.
Jeremiah Mize and Eddy, his wife, of Brunswick County deed part of a tract of land to Sterling Phillips on 13 November 1797. The land was described as being on the south side of the Meherrin River where Jeremiah Mize now lives.
Jeremiah Mize Jr and his wife Martha moved to Rockingham County North Carolina about 1805, leaving Jeremiah Sr. as the only Jeremiah in Brunswick County Virginia. Jeremiah Mize and Edy appear to have separated, as they are listed separately on the 1810 U.S. Census for Brunswick County Virginia. Anderson Wray, the son of Nathaniel Wray Senior and Mourning Anderson, married Nancy Gibbs on 20 January 1818 in Brunswick County. The bondsman was Jeremiah Mize (Uncle). Nathaniel Wray was Edy Wray Mize’s brother. Jerry Mize is also listed on the 1820 U.S. Census for Brunswick County. Jeremiah does not appear on any other records after 1820, indicating he must have died shortly after 1820. He was about 71 years old.
Some genealogists confuse this Jeremiah with the one that moved to Union County South Carolina about 1800. Since this Jeremiah remained in Brunswick County, it is clearly not the same Jeremiah.
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