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Mary Jolly,

More up to date information on Charles Davis and the Strangeman Hutchens Lines from my records.

1. CHARLES1 DAVIES was born Abt. 1706 in Wales, England, and died 5/31/1801 at Cane Creek in NC. He married HANNAH MATSON December 09, 1732 in Philadelphia, PA, daughter of JOHN MATSON and HANNAH ?. She was born Abt. 1712 in ?PA, and died 1771 in Orange Co., NC.

An update on the parents of Nicholas Hutchens not in Rita Townsend's Book.

3. Strangeman Hutchens b. 1707 Henrico Co. Va d.. 2/10/1792 Surry/Yadkin Co. NC. He married Elizabeth Cox 1731 in Hanover, Va she was b. 2/25/1713 at Henrico,. Va and died 1816 in Surry/Yadkin Co. NC. Strangeman Hutchens was a Quaker Minister.

Strangeman Hutchens was the son of:

2. Nicholas Hutchens b. 1645 Henrico Co. Va. d.. 1729 Henrico Co. Va. He married 8/9/1701 Mary Watkins she was b. C1682 in Henrico Co. Va and died 8/2/1736 in Henrico Co. Va. Nicholas Hutchens was a ship owner at the Jamestown Colony.

Nicholas Hutchens was the son of

1. John Hutchens b. 1611 in Towcester, Northamptonshire, England and Polly Strangeman b. C1615 in Towcester, Northamptonshire, England.

I see that you have access to Rita Townsend's Books, Descendants of Strangeman Hutchens. Hutchens is almost always spelled with an E vs I.

Grandmother Elizabeth Davis who married Grandfather Thomas Vestal Sr. was the dtr of our Grandparents, Charles Davis and Hanah Manson as below: My line: Elizabeth Davis and Thomas Vestal Sr., Thomas Vestal Jr. and Amy Thompson, Elizabeth Vestal and John Hutchens, Sarah Hutchens and Jonathan Millsap. Sarah Hutchens b. 1802 was Vestal and Zachary Hutchens' Sister.

1. CHARLES1 DAVIES was born Abt. 1706 in Britain, and died WFT Est. 1753-1798 in NC. He married HANNAH MATSON December 09, 1732 in Philadelphia, PA, daughter of JOHN MATSON and HANNAH ?. She was born Abt. 1712 in ?PA, and died 1771 in Orange Co., NC.

iv. ELIZABETH DAVIES, b. December 12, 1737, Chester Co., PA; d. July 24, 1835, Chatham Co., NC; m. THOMAS VESTAL, July 06, 1754, Cane Creek MM, Orange Co., NC; b. WFT Est. 1709-1737; d. WFT Est. 1759-1824.

Notes for ELIZABETH DAVIES: children: Hannah b. 10/20/1755 Orange Co. m. 1774 John Piggott Mary b. 9/22/1757 " m. 1778 William Marshill William b. 1/29/1759 " m. 1791 Mary Wheeler Jemima b. 5/8/1762 " m. 1780 Joseph Doan Thomas b. 3/20/1764 " m1. 1784 Amy Thompson m2. 1823 Margaret (Todd) Rachel b. 6/10/1766 " m1. 1785 Stephen Hobson m2. 1810 John Bond John b. 8/2/1770 " ?m1. Hannah Dixon m2. 1795 Elizabeth Carter Jesse b. 10/5/1772 Chatham Co. m. 1794 Sophia McDonald David b. 11/23/1774 " m1. 1798 Elizabeth York m2. Rebecca Evans Silas b. 2/23/1776 " m. 1799 Rachel Culberson

Dear Pat and all of you WONDERFUL JESTERS, It was good to talk to you, Pat, when you were here with your research group last month. You are a great lady.. I have been an almost silent Jester for some time, reading e-mails and making notes. You can't imagine how much I have learned to love and appreciate so many of you and thank you for your dedicated research and willingness to share. If I were begin to tell you all of the reasons I have been a "Silent Jester", it would require a violin playing softly in the background while I related my sad stories. Really, I am so fortunate to be able to work on my old records and books to try and get things in order. This e-mail may be quite lengthy, but I do need to set some background regarding who I am and where I came from. Rather than fill in all dates and places on everything, I will cut some things short. If you need further information I would be happy to comply. Here goes! Thomas Vestal, s of Thomas Vestal and Elizabeth Davis md. Amy Thompson, dau of Samuel and Phebe (Allen) Thompson. Upon the death of Amy, Thomas Vestal md. (2) Margaret Zachary 13 Mar. 1823. Thomas and Margaret Zachary were the parents of a dau, Olivia. Olivia md. Nathan B. Dozier. (This brings in interesting family names later on ) Among the children of Thomas Vestal and Amy Thompson (they had several) Elizabeth Vestal b. 15 Apr 1785 at Yadkin Co., N.C d. 30 Sept 1840., Yadkin Co., md. 1 Jul 1802 to John Hutchins, s of Nicholas and Sarah (Ladd) Hutchins. Children of Elizabeth (Vestal) and John Hutchins: Rachael Hutchins b. 18 May 1803; m. Elijah Stanley Sarah Hutchins b.4 Oct 1804 m. John Adams Nicholas Hutchins b.1 Feb 1806 m. Elizabeth Rhodes

    • Vestal Hutchinsb. 2 Feb 1808 m. Elizabeth (Betty) Jester

Judith Hutchins b. 9 Dec 1808 m. George Potts Thompson Hutchins b. 3 Sept 1811 m. Sarah Caroline Phillips Charles Hutchins b 10 Nov 1813 m. Lydia Vestal (2) Ruth Davis

    • Zachary Hutchins b. 18 Sep 1815 m. Margaret Jester

Amy Hutchins b.23 Nov 1817 m. William Mikels Elizabeth Hutachins b.11 Feb 1821 m.Thomas Caudle Rhoda Hutchins b. 8 Mar 1824 m. Nathan J. Bond John Benjamin Hutchins b. 18 Dec 1825 m. Elizabeth Tolbert Isaac Hutchinsb. 21 Sept 1828 m. Susan Norman

If you are still with me, I need to call attention to the Hutchins above that I have noted ** Vestal who m Elizabeth (Betty) Jester Zachary who m. Margaret Jester.

Vestal Hutchins, s of John and Elzabeth (Vestal) Hutchins m.6 Feb 1838, Surry, NC Elizabeth (Betty) Jester, dau of James and Mary (Hickman) Jester b. 1818/20, Forbush Creek, Surry, NC d. 20 July 1870, Yadkin, NC Their children: William Saunders Hutchins. b. 10 Feb 1839 d. 30 Nov. 1891, Surry, NC md. 16 Apr 1857 to Eliza F. Simpson James Louis Hutchins b. 10 Oct 1840, Surry, NC d. 1 Jun 1916, md 21 Oct 1864 to Elizabeth Armstrong Mary Elizabeth Hutchins b. 19 Jul 1842, Surry NC d 7 Nov 1908 m. abt 1863 to William Lacy "Dock" Simpson Thomas Jefferson Hutchins b.28 Dec 1844, Surry, NC d. Ore., md 22 Dec 1867, Surry to Martha Scott Nathan Tolbert Hutchins b. 28 Dec 1846, Surry, NC d. 18 Apr 1929 md (1) Susan Armstrong (2) Martha Venable Sophrona Navella Hutchins b. 6 Jun 1848, Surry, NC d. 13 Mar 1917 md 29 Oct 1867 to Garland C. Marshall Annie Delphenia Hutchins b. 20Apr 1850, Surry, NC d. 18 Feb 1920, Mt. Airy, Surry, NC md abt 1871 to George Calvin Welch Rhoda Hutchins b. abt 1854, Surry, NC died young John Gurney Hutchins b. 26 May 1855, Surry, NC, d. 1914, Beagle, Miami Co., KS md. abt 1884 to Clara "Fanny" Hickman Mahlon Vestal Hutchins b. 13 Aug 1858, Surry, NC d 2 Apr 1907, Beagle, Miami Co., Ks md. abt 1880 to Sarah Jane "Jennie" Dunman Selena Frances Hutchins b. 10 Feb 1863, Surry, NC md. 1 Apr 1880 to James Milton Venable

Vestal Hutchins (above) md. 1875, Lucinda "Sinda" Holtfield or Holifield Their children: Rosa Ann Hutchins b. 8 Dec 1876, Surry, NC md. abt 1897 to Snyder Mills or Miller Lila Bell Hutchins b. 28 Oct 1878, Surry, NC d. 15 May 1931, md. abt 1898 to Samuel Miller

If you are still awake, I will continue. (This has been done in about three sessions at my computer)

Zachary Hutchins, s of John and Elizabeth (Vestal) Hutchins md. abt 1847 at Yadkin, NC. d. 11 Nov 1883, Cassville, Barry, Mo. bur. at Quaker Cem. Cassville Margaret Jester, dau of James and Mary (Hickman) Jester b. 5 May 1825, Deep Creek, Yadkin, NC. d. 26 Sept 1858, Mt. Airy, Yadkin, NC Their Children: Isaac Alexander Hutchins b. 17 May 1848 Forbush, Yadkin, NC d. 8 Mar 1922, Hagarville, Johnson Co., Ark m. 1869 at Forsyth, Taney, Mo. to Mary Ann Morris, b. 5 Apr 1851, Tenn. d.19 Dec 1898, Hagarville, Ar; dau of Robert and Tilda (Arnold) Morris He md. (2) Tempey Jane Shelton, b. 8 Apr, in Ar, d 2 Oct 1917 Dozier Evander Hutchins b. 28 Nov 1850 Yadkin, NC d. 11 Nov 1904, Cassville, Barry, Mo. md Nancy Jane Vaught b. 12 Apr 1852, Bluegrass Co., Ky d.9 Jun 1928. Seneca, Newton, Mo. Dozier and Nancy Jane are both buried at Cassville, Barry, Mo. Marshall Evan "Marsh" Hutchins b. 19 May 1853, Forbush, Yadkin, NC. d. 19 Aug 1925, Cassville, Barry Mo. m.1874 to Martha Ellen Hayes b. 23 Nov 1859 at Carrolton, Ark, dau of Lloyd and Mary Jane-----Hayes. d. 30 May 1946, Cassville, Barry Co., Mo (both bur. at Cassville Oak Hill Cem) Mary Ann Armilda Hutchins b. 23 Nov 1856, Forbush, Yadkin, NC. d. 25 Nov 1936, Cassville, Barry, Mo. m. 1876 at Barry Co.,to George Preston Cline b. 18 Mar 1858, Il, d. 25 Sept 1903, Nixie, Christian, Mo. s. of Benjamin and Elizabeth (McCartney) Cline. "Mollie" bur. at Crane, Stone Co., Mo and George at Nixie, Christian, Mo. Elizabeth Martisha Hutchins b. 2 Mar. 1858, Forbush, Surry, NC, d. 1 May 1932 at Payson, Utah Co., Utah. m. 24 June 1877 at Mt. Airy, Surry, NC. to Edmund Franklin Hiatt b. 21 Apr 1858, Mt. Airy, Surry, NC. d. 11 Oct 1940 at Provo, Utah Co, Utah. Both are buried at Payson, Utah Co., Utah Edmund Franklin, s of William and Mary (Taylor) Hiatt.

When Margaret (Jester) Hutchins died in Sept 1858, her dau, Elizabeth Martisha was only 6 mo. old. After the death of his wife, Zachary sold his farm and moved his family to Missouri. Before he left, his wife's sister, Elizabeth, (who was married to Zachary's brother, Vestal) begged him not to take tiny Elizabeth, "Betty", with the other children in his covered wagon. They asked Zachary to leave Elizabeth Martisha "Betty" with them until he could come back for her. As noted in the family above, "Betty " was born in Mar 1858 and Mahlon Vestal, their son was b. Aug. 1858. It was decided to leave little "Betty" with Elizabeth and Vestal. Zachary was never able to return to bring her back to her family. She was raised with "Pap" and Aunt "Betty"'s family until she married Franklin Hiatt when she was 18 yrs old.

My back is killing me, but I am determined to finish this much of my epistle before my next birthday, which is tomorrow, Apr. 15.

Betty and Frank Hiatt had ten children. Four while they lived in Mt. Airy, N.C. and another six when they joined the LDS church and moved to Utah. My mother is Celia Clementine Hiatt Jex. Another time I will fill in the rest of the family if anyone is interested. To bring a conclusion to this epistle tonight, my grandmother, Elizabeth Martisha Hutchins Hiatt "Betty", always longed to find and know about the family she had not seen when she was a baby. My mother finally made contact with a woman in Joplin, Mo., who found Grandma's sister, Mary Ann Armilda "Mollie" Cline, as well as a half sister, Rhoda Hutchins. This was in 1932, during the Depression. My father went to the bank and borrowed money to send my mother and grandma back to Missouri on the train. The sisters, Mollie age 74, Betty age 72 and Rhoda age 68. The rest of the family had all passed away. While mother and daughter were there, they gathered family records, visited, took a picture of the three sisters, etc. The last thing they did before they left for home was to each take a "start" of a rosebush that was growing by Zachary's grave at the Quaker Cemetery at Cassville. They were able to grow the rosebush at their homes. When grandma died the May after they got home, they planted a start of the rosebush by her grave. When my mother died, we also planted a bush by her grave. We call it "The Missouri Rose". I have a bush from the "start" growing in my back yard under my bedroom window.

Some other time I will tell you about Zachary's 2nd marriage to Margaret Quick Mathas. They had three children, but none of them had any issue.

Please excuse my typo's, etc. If you have any questions, I will try to answer as soon as I can. Thank you each and everyone for helping me finally learn more about my Jester families. You are really special people and I would like to meet each of you personally and say thanks again. With much gratitude, Mary Jex Jolley

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Thank you, Lynette, for that information. I am familiar with the Hyatt/Hiatt family, by name mostly, because it is a common surname in my area. I have been thinking I need to take one day each week to visit a library, in hope of finding family information that might not be available online. I will look for information on the Jester family also.
posted by Susan Wilson
I am so glad to see this post, which has several names I am either researching, or possibly connected to. I am a direct descendant of Charles Davies/Davis. I am Wilson-31949 on WikiTree.
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You might be interested in the Jester-List archives. I've been trying to collect the messages, but there are 6000+. Ancestry is insistent on attempting to discourage the use. Since they closed the lists down they have done everything they can to make it harder to use to find. Doris Hyatt Sheppard introduced me to the Hyatt/Hiatt, Hutchins, and Jester connection back in the 80s. And the hyperkitty link is now broken in their 3rd attempt to fix the archives.

Lynette Jester

posted by Lynette Jester