James Early & Grace Perry

James Early ca 1729 – 1786 | his parents
& ca 1746 Grace Perry ca 1731 – | her parents
of Bertie County NC


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!
with information contributed by Richard R Early


James Early married Grace Perry daughter of John Perry and his wife Sarah Walton.
James Early was the son of John Early and his wife Eliza Boone.

Children of James Early and Grace Perry:
1. Shadrack Early d 1798
married Sally Godwin
dau of Kerney Godwin
2. Lavinia Early ca 1747 – d. bef 1796
married ca 1763 [bef 1752] William Mitchell ca 1725 – 1796 Bertie Co NC
3. Mary Early
married bef 1786 Levi Baker
4. Elizabeth Early
married bef 1786 ? Jenkins
5. John Early
6. Sarah Early
7. Christian Early

Will of James Early [D/59] – 30 March 1786 – May Ct 1786, Bertie County NC
“..very sick and weak in body…”
Wife Grace – lend Negroes Rose and Viris, mare, bed, cow, pewter, chairs etc, and one-third part of the plantation where I now live, also household goods during her lifetime or widowhood.
Eldest son Shadrack Early — tools, plantation formerly called Morrises place with other land adj. it adj. Beaver Dam Swamp, Plumbtree Branch, John Oliver, Janos Hale, Cashy Road.
Younger son John Early – my remaining land, horse, gun, tools, etc.
Daughter Sarah Early — bed, wheel, animals
Daughter Elizabeth Jenkins – dish, basin, etc.
All money due me is to be paid to my executors and twenty pounds of that amount shall be laid out upon pewter and pots, and twenty pounds are to be equally divided among my two sons and two of my daughters Shadrack Early, John Early, Sarah Early and Christian Early.
Remaining estate to wife Grace and son John.
Negroes and personal effects lent to my wife shall be sold at her death with proceeds divided among my sons and five daughters Shadrack Early, John Early, Lavina Mitchell, Mary Baker, Elizabeth Jinkins, Sarah Early and Christian Early.
Ex: sons Shadrack and John
Wit.: Levy Baker, Benjamin Early & William Morris. [abstract by David Gammon]


Shadrack Early died 1798 | his parents
& Sally Godwin | her parents
of Bertie County NC


Shadrack Early married Sally Godwin daughter of Kerney Godwin.
Sally had married 2nd Noah Nicholls by Jan 25 1799.

Children of Shadrack Early and Sally Godwin:
1. James Early 1790 –
married Sarah ?
a. Andrew Jackson Early 3 Nov 1823 – 19 March 1897 Bertie Co age 73
married ca 1846 Mary Early 13 Oct 1826 – 6 June 1902 age 75
dau of ? Early and Hester [Hetty] Holloman of Hertford Co, NC
b. Lemuel Early ca 1831 –
c. Winifred Early ca 1839
2. Mary Lavinia [Vinyl] Early ca 1790 – ca 1870 age 80, Webster Co, KY
married in Wake Co, NC 1808 James Price ca 1788 – ca 1840 age 52
a. Nancy M Price
married Frederick [Bond] Farmer
married 2nd William Nichols 1777 – 2 Aug 1858 age 81
3. Nancy Pernecia Early 1792 – 1862 age 70
married Winfrey Bond 1781 -1842 age 61
a. Pernecey Bond
married Francis William Urey
4. Thomas Early 1794 –

Will of Shadrack [x] Earley [E/53] 29 Jan 1798 – May Ct 1798 Bertie County
“…being sick and weak in body…”
Wife Sally – lend the plantation where I now live, also the Morris field adj. Reuben Cook, the Plumtree Branch, also Negroes Rose, Mill and Carry, cows, etc. and at her death as follows: 1. if my wife marries I give her a bed and mare and Negro Mill, etc. 2. my plantation shall go to my sons James Early and Thomas Early at my wife’s death or marriage; 3. my Negro Rose shall go to my daughters Levince and Nancy; and 4. the remaining part of my estate shall be sold and residue divided among my four said children Levince Earley, Nancy Earley, James Earley and Thomas Earley.
Ex: wife, my brother John Earley
Wit: William Morriss sen, John Williford

Inventory 3 Mar 1798 by John Early and Salley Early, exrs, mentioning 250 acres of land. Account of sale 17 Mar 1798 by John Early and Salley Early and 25 Jan 1799 by John Early and Noah Nicholls.
Dower alloted the widow Sarah Nichoals 27 Apr 1799. Noah Nicholls was apptd gdn of the infants Nancy and Levina Early 12 May 1800. Acct current 4 Feb 1801 by John Early and Sally Early.
Division of estate 31 Oct 1801 among four unnamed representatives. Noah Nicholls filed a gdn account for Levina and Nancy Early from 1800 to 10 May 1802; John Early filed a gdn acct for the orphans of the dec’d from 1802 to 13 Aug 1808. Division of estate 13 Aug 1808 between Levina Price and Nancy Early.


Andrew Jackson Early 1823 – 1897 | his parents
& Mary Early 1826 – 1902 – | her parents
of Bertie County NC


Children of Andrew Jackson Early and Mary Early:
1. Josiah Early 24 March 1847 – 21 Nov 1924 Bertie Co age 77
married Hertford Co 28 Dec 1871 Celia F Askew 24 May 1852 -17 Jan 1912
dau of George Askew and Sarah [Sallie] Jenkins
a. Wiley Early 20 Oct 1872 –
b. Magruder Early 18 Nov 1874 –
c. Sally Early 4 Oct 1876 –
d. Alex Early 20 Jan 1879 –
e. Lenar Early 15 Mar 1881 –
f. Daisey Early 28 Mar 1883 –
g. boy Early 5 Mar 1886 – dy
h. Badger Early 20 Feb 1888 –
i. Shelton Early 20 Feb 1888 –
j. Posey Lee Early 14 June 1890 –
k. Joseph Merrill Early 17 Mar 1892 –
l. Scarboro B Early 11 May 1894 –
2. Thomas Othellow [Thellow] Early 20 July 1849 – 29 June 1928 age 78
3. Andrew Jackson Early 8 Feb 1854 – 1 March 1935 age 81 Bertie Co
married 23 Jan 1890 Sarah Jane Dilday 9 Nov 1872 – 18 Aug 1939 age 66
dau. of John Dilday and Sallie Williford
a. Nora Early 18 Dec 1890 –
b. Victoria Early 30 Oct 1893 –
c. Clyde Robert Early 25 July 1894 –
d. Delbert Worth Early 2 June 1899 –
e. Sally Mac Early 12 July 1902 –
f. Aletha Early 8 Nov 1908 –
g. A. James Early 23 May 1910 –
4. John Thomas Early 25 Mar 1856 -21 March 1930 age 73
married Nannie S Banks 1844 – 11 Nov 1940 age 96
5. Armitta [Mitta] Early 15 Oct 1857 – 17 July 1920 age 62
married 12 Oct 1886 Thomas Theodore Wynns 4 June 1851 – 6 Mar 1943 age 91
a. Mary Victoria Wynns 15 June 1888 –
b. Lula Virginia Wynns 29 Mar 1893 –
6. James David Early 21 May 1858 – 13 Sept 1937 age 79
married 20 Jan 1888 Lullu S Hoggard of Hertford Co
a. Spurgeon Yates Early 3 Nov 1888 –
married 14 Feb 1893 Elizabeth Theresa Hoggard 10 May 1864 – 11 July 1948 age 84
b. James Bertram Early 24 Feb 1900 –
7. Victoria Early 1861 –
8. Istelie Lee Early 1864 – 1890 age 26
9. Georgianna Early 1 May 1866 – 2 Feb 1949 age 82
married 11 Sept 1885 George Williford ? Dec 1856 – 13 June 1912 age 55
son of Asa W Williford and Eveline Holloman
10. Tobias Early 1873 –
married 5 Jan 1898 Ella Mitchell ca 1877 –

 


John Early ca 1700 – 1760/ 67| his parents
& Elizabeth [Eliza] Boone – | her parents
of Hertford County NC


John Early Jr married Eliza Boone, the daughter of James Boone and wife Elizabeth Smith [Sessums].

Children of John Early and Eliza Boone:
1. James Early ca 1729 –
2. William Early
3. Thomas Early
4. George Early
5. Benjamin Early

William Murfree Tax Receipt Book, Hertford Co NC 1768 – 1770
Benjamin Early 1770 to 1 Tax
George Early 1770 to 1 Tax
Thomas Early 1770 to 5 Taxes
William Early 1768 to 7 Taxes

from Will of James Boone 8 June 1733 – prob. Mar Ct 1735 Bertie Co NC
– wife Elizabeth Boone – [Elizabeth Smith [Sessums]]
– son-in-law John Early [named executor] – daughter Eliza Early
– son-in-law John Wynns [daughter Mary Wynns]
– son-in-law [step-son] Cullimur Sessums
– grandson James Early
– grandson George Augustus Wynns
[James and William Burk also appear to be grandsons]
residue after wife’s death to be divided between John Wynns; John Early; and James Burke


John Early est 1680 – 1740 | his parents
& est 1702 Mary Bush | her parents
& Ann ? [Wilson] – | her parents
of Bertie County NC


Children of Mary Bush and John Early:
1. Margaret Early ca 1703 –
married ca 1718 Dennis MacClendon [Mackhenry] wrote will 19 Jan 1725/26
a. Dennis MacClendon
b. John MacClendon
c. Mary MacClendon
d. Elizabeth MacClendon
2. John Early
married Eliza Boone dau of James
3. Martha Early
married Thomas
4. Mary Early
married Blake
5. Sarah Early
married Keef [Reaf?]
6. Elisabeth Early
married Alberson
7. Bethshaba Early
married Morris
8. Rebekah Early – aft 1759
married bef 1740 John Morris – 1759
a. Benjamin Morris
b. Nathan Morris
c. Jacob Morris
d. James Early Morris
e. Richard Morris
f. John Morris
g. William Morris
h. Mary Stalings
i. Ann Holms
j. Sarah Farmer
k. Elisabeth Morris
l. Jane Morris

Will of John Early 6 Aug 1740 – prob. Oct Ct 1740 Bertie Co NC
– wife Ann Early
– son John Early [named executor]
– daughters Margaret Mackhenry; Martha Thomas; Mary Blake; Sarah Keef; Elisabeth Alberson; Bethshaba Morris; Rebekah Morris
– son in law [step-son] William Willson [named executor]

One thought on “James Early & Grace Perry”

  1. I am trying to determine the father of Asa Early, listed in the 1790 and 1810 Bertie County census. Asa was living close to Sharack, Benjamin, James, and John. Could you please point me in the right direction?

    I am a great admirer of your research. I am descended from: Mitchell, Early, Rice, Dunning, Williford, Bazemore, etc.

    Thank you,
    Mary Audrey Mitchell Apple

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