Josiah Stovall Sr.

Josiah Stovall Sr. (1749 - 1798)

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Pvt. Josiah Stovall Sr.
Born in Lunenberg County, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1768 in Granville, NCmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Lincoln County, Georgia, USAmap
Profile last modified 7 Oct 2018 | Created 5 May 2011
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Pvt. Josiah Stovall Sr. performed Patriotic Service in North Carolina in the American Revolution

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Biography

Josiah "Rev. Vet" Stovall [1]was born in 1749 in Henrico Co, Virginia, the son of John & Dorcas Stovall [who was who left Henrico County, Virginia and settled in Granville County, North Carolina prior to the War for American Independence and was baptized in Lunenberg Co, Virginia. He married Mary "Polly" Hicks in 1768. Josiah served as a private in the North Carolina Foot Militia during the war with Great Britain. His father was a patriot to the American cause which he supported with supplies. After the war Josiah received a grant of land in Wilkes County, Georgia from a lottery. In Wilkes County, Georgia he established himself and came to have a plantation on which he reared a very large family of seventeen children. John's will was dated 29 July 1781, Granville County, North Carolina. It was witnessed by Samuel Smithe, William Knight and John Young, and recorded in the November court. After his death in 1798 his widow, Polly Stovall, continued to live there for some time till around 1814 or earlier -- at which time she took all her children who were still minors (along with some grown) and her slaves and settled in the Mississippi Territory in what became Pike County and is today Walthall County in South Mississippi.

  • Military Service: 1771 American Revolution - Col. Richard Henderson's Regiment. / Capt. James Yancy's Company of Foot on the date of Oct. 3, 1771
  • HIS NAME APPEARS ON THE MUSTER ROLL OF GRANVILLE CO. MILITIA, 1754.
  • A LIST OF THE HIS NEGROES:AGGY, ANTHONY, JACOB, JANE, HANNER, PATT, FANNY, JAMES, PHILIS, DILSEY AND ABRAHAM.
  • RESIDENCES:
C1710- HENRICO CO., VA
C1732-C1748 GOOCHLAND CO., VA, DEEP CREEK
BY 1748-C1749 LUNENBURG CO., VA, COUCH'S CREEK
BY 1750 GRANVILLE CO., NC

Spouse and (18) Children:

Mary Hicks
  1. Mary Stovall
  2. Drury Stovall
  3. David Joseph Stovall
  4. Charles Stovall
  5. Josiah Stovall Jr
  6. Sarah Stovall
  7. Ralph Stovall
  8. William Stovall
  9. Rebecca Stovall
  10. Lucy Stovall
  11. Henry Stovall
  12. John Stovall
  13. Anna Stovall
  14. Elizabeth Stovall
  15. Lewis Stovall
  16. Pricilla Stovall
  17. Thomas Stovall
  18. Gilbert Stovall

Burial

Body lost or destroyed

Specifically: He is believed to be buried in a cemetery which was covered by a TVA lake.The development and creation of Clarke Hill Dam created a large reservoir that covered portions of Lincoln and nearby counties.

Find A Grave: Memorial #133114621

Sources

  1. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kfamily/stovall_family.htm

Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (http://www.dar.org/ : accessed Sep 7, 2018), "Record of STOVALL, JOSIAH ", Ancestor # A110795 .

Acknowledgments

  • Thank you to Robin Lee for creating WikiTree profile Stovall-363 on Sep 9, 2013.
  • This person was created through the import of Thornhill_2011-05-04.ged on 05 May 2011.
  • This person was created through the import of Holmes.ged on 20 May 2011.
  • WikiTree profile Stovall-114 created through the import of The-Direct-Lineage-of-Selby-Edward--Chip--Stokes--III-25-Aug-2011.ged on Aug 25, 2011 by Chip Stokes.


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On 12 Oct 2016 at 20:18 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Stovall-1398 and Stovall-52 appear to represent the same person because: from the description in the biography, this is the same person, no sources for the birth on Stovall-1398

On 10 Jun 2015 at 18:30 GMT Vic Watt wrote:

Hi,

I don't understand why the category "Great Britain" is on this profiles, as he was born, lived and died in Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia. Vic

Josiah is 14 degrees from T S Eliot, 16 degrees from Walter Howe and 12 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.