Josiah "Rev. Vet" Stovall 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.
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.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Josiah by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
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