Pearce Noland

Pearce Noland (1789 - 1857)

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Judge Pearce Noland
Born in Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of and
Husband of — married in Adams County, Mississippimap
Descendants descendants
Died in Bovina (Sligo), Mississippimap
Profile last modified | Created 1 Jun 2012
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Categories: Mississippi First Families | Noland Name Study.

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Biography

This profile is part of the Noland Name Study.
Pearce was born in 1789 in Virginia. He was in Wilkes County, Georgia, with his father in 1800 when George Noland died. Pearce Noland and his brother Avery received their portion of their father's estate from Walter Billingslea,[1] who subsequently married George's widow, Elsy.[2]
Pearce went to Mississippi in 1801. Some descendants say he ran away, which is possible considering he would have been 12 or 13. However, his father had died and his uncle lived in Mississippi, so it may have been a joint decision with his guardian (Walter Billingslea). My father was told that Pearce received a passport through Indian Territory for his journey. I recently found a record of a December 1810 passport that included "Pearson" and "Averett":
Tues. 4th December 1810...ORDERED - That passports be prepared for the following persons to travel through the Creek nation of Indians, to wit, One for MR. JOHN HENDRESS, with his wife and two small children from Charleston District, South Carolina, One for MR. RANDOPLH JONES from the county of Columbia in this State, one for Messrs. PEARSON NOWLAN, AVERETT NOWLAN, and JOAB CAMPBELL, all from the county of Richmond in this State, and one for MR. WILLIAM HOGINS, with his Mother, his wife and one child all from the county of Washington in this State - which were presented and signed.[3]
Considering that Georgia records show that Pearce and Avery received their share of their father's estate in December and November 1810, respectively, this passport is undoubtedly for them. But whether it's the first they left Georgia or for their return to Mississippi is not known. I'm not sure how two sons could be a month apart, but it's likely that they received their share upon coming of age and then struck out on their own (Pearce, born 1789, would have been 21 by the end of 1810).
Pearce married Elizabeth Ann "Jane" Galtney on February 6, 1816, in Adams County, Mississippi. They had the following children:[4]
In 1830, Pearce Noland was named to be one of the founding members of the "Board of Trustees of the Institution of Learning under the care of the Mississippi Presbytery" (Oakland College, Mississippi).[10]
Pearce Noland passed away in 1857, at age 68, and is buried in the Batchelor-Noland Cemetery at Sligo, his plantation in Mississippi. He essentially willed his estate equally to his wife (named in the will as “Elizabeth Noland”) and two of his sons: T.V. & Henry. His other children were left $100 each, except for Elizabeth Norwood, who received $8,000. His son T.V. Noland was named sole executor.

  1. Possibly this Walter who's also an ancestor of Liz's maternal line, but there are other Walters who may have been Pearce's guardian
  2. or not. Researching Walter shows him married to an Elsy prior to George's death, and George's wife signed her father's will (as a witness) as Alec - another nickname for Alice. So it may be that the Elsy Jane Billingsley buried at Sligo, and who was assumed to be Pearce's mother, may have been his step-mother (wife of his guardian Walter Billingsley).
  3. page 75, Passports Issued by Governors of Georgia 1785-1820, by Mary G. Bryan, transcription posted on Rootsweb
  4. Noland family history, Ed Killian research (source of years in list), and Pearce's will.
  5. Noland family records show birth date as December 18, 1819, and the will lists "Eliza D. Batchelor" before Joseph, but Find A Grave also shows 1826 as birth year (December 10, 1826)
  6. Avery in will
  7. death date of 1934 was from Ed Killian; Noland family records show death place as possibly Shelbyville, Kentucky; a descendant of his wife's family contacted me in 2013 with his burial info, including the 1876 death date now listed, and confirming the location as Shelbyville
  8. Elizabeth Norwood in will
  9. I had "T.V." but he went by Vaughan. I think I got him confused with his grand-nephew, my Dad's Uncle T.V.
  10. I need more proof that this is Judge Pearce, but I believe it is. Dad always said that Judge Pearce helped found Oakland College.

Sources

  • Liz Shifflett, family knowledge and other documentation.
  • Early Records of Georgia: Wilkes County, Volumes 1-2 by Grace Gillam Davidson:
  • "Sept. 15, 1800. George Nowland, dec'd. Walter Billingslea appointed temporary Admr." (available online)
  • "Noland, George dec'd est. Walter Billingslea, admr. Receipt of Avery Noland in full of my share of my father George Noland's est. Nov. 1810. Receipt of Pearce Noland in full of his share Dec. 1810." (availabe online)
  • Passports Issued by Governors of Georgia 1785-1820, by Mary G. Bryan, transcription posted on Rootsweb
  • Ed Killian research (no longer online; some Rootsweb replies still available)
  • Sharon Noland's "Nolands in America" has a transcript of his will, written January 31, 1857. The only disconnect I see is the will says "Eliza D. Batchelor" and family records show that his daughter Ellen Dunlap Noland married Napoleon Bonaparte Batchelor. As another daughter is named Elizabeth, I'm assuming Eliza was a nickname for Ellen.[11]
  • Find A Grave memorial #27531259
  • Ellen D. (Noland) Batchelor's birth year of 1819 is supported by 1850 Census, which shows her as 30 years old
  • Constitution & Laws of the Institution of Learning Under the Care of the Mississippi Presbytery, Herald Office, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1831.

Acknowledgements

  • The WikiTree profile Noland-170 was created by Liz Shifflett on May 31, 2012. She also wrote the biography then and has updated it June 12, 2012, and January 12 and September 9, 2013.
Click the Changes tab for the details of edits by Liz and others.

All Footnotes

(footnotes for the biography follow the writeup and are duplicated here)

  1. Possibly this Walter who's also an ancestor of Liz's maternal line, but there are other Walters who may have been Pearce's guardian
  2. or not. Researching Walter shows him married to an Elsy prior to George's death, and George's wife signed her father's will (as a witness) as Alec - another nickname for Alice. So it may be that the Elsy Jane Billingsley buried at Sligo, and who was assumed to be Pearce's mother, may have been his step-mother (wife of his guardian Walter Billingsley).
  3. page 75, Passports Issued by Governors of Georgia 1785-1820, by Mary G. Bryan, transcription posted on Rootsweb
  4. Noland family history, Ed Killian research (source of years in list), and Pearce's will.
  5. Noland family records show birth date as December 18, 1819, and the will lists "Eliza D. Batchelor" before Joseph, but Find A Grave also shows 1826 as birth year (December 10, 1826)
  6. Avery in will
  7. death date of 1934 was from Ed Killian; Noland family records show death place as possibly Shelbyville, Kentucky; a descendant of his wife's family contacted me in 2013 with his burial info, including the 1876 death date now listed, and confirming the location as Shelbyville
  8. Elizabeth Norwood in will
  9. I had "T.V." but he went by Vaughan. I think I got him confused with his grand-nephew, my Dad's Uncle T.V.
  10. I need more proof that this is Judge Pearce, but I believe it is. Dad always said that Judge Pearce helped found Oakland College.
  11. added by Liz Shifflett July 28, 2012




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Collaboration

On 15 May 2018 at 18:10 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Estate records for John Dixon, from June 1850, name his slaves; none of the names match those listed in the book (p 59).

On 15 May 2018 at 18:06 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

I just had a chance to research info about the Dison family of slaves discussed in the book (pp 53-62, link below). I thought I might have had a lead for them, but the connection is several generations after Pearce's will.

Zachariah Dixon's granddaughter, Mary Aldridge, married into the Noland family in 1895 (wife of Vaughan Noland, grandson of Pearce). See Connection Finder.

However, it is still possible that the Noland/Dixon families knew each other in Pearce's day and the Dixon family on Sligo had come from Zachariah or his father John (both died in Mississippi - Zachariah leaving a will dated 1852; John died before 1850).

continued...

On 22 Oct 2016 at 06:24 GMT Eric Weddington wrote:

On 27 Apr 2014 at 20:11 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Dad's chart has Pearce's siblings as Avery, Ann, George and a dotted line adding Peyton (with 1793-5/26/1838 m 12/30/1821 Sarah Moseley, 1795-1856).



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