Luke McGloghon & Nancy Downing

– 3- great – grandparents of R A Holloman III

Luke McGloghon ca 1800 – 1858 | his parents
& Nancy Downing ca 1804 – ? | her parents
of Hertford County, NC


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


The name is found in the records spelled many different ways: McGloghon, McGlaughon, McGlohn, Gloghon, Glaughon, etc

Luke McGloghon married Nancy Downing.
Luke McGloghon died leaving a will in Hertford County in 1858.
Luke’s father was John McGlohon according to Dr. Jesse H Mitchell.
Luke had a brother James who died ca 1838.
James was married to Anna Brown. Alice McCollum

Children of Luke McGloghon and wife Nancy Downing:
1. Martha A McGloghon 1824/5 – Dec 1863
married July 1852 George Henry Mitchell 8 Sept 1828 – aft 1906
son of James L Mitchell of Bertie [had a younger brother]
his mother is listed as Lavinia Mitchell 1808 – in 1850 at Merry Hill in Bertie Co
a. Georgiana Mitchell died 1870 while a student at Chowan F B I
b. Martha L Mitchell living 1779
c. Dr. Jesse H T Mitchell 1857 – Dr. Mitchell of Ahoskie
married Rosa H Montgomery
i. Lloyd M Mitchell
ii. Dr. Paul H Mitchell
iii. Carl Mitchell of Ahoskie
iv. Dr. George W Mitchell of Wilson
married 1905 Lila Freeman [Eley]
2. Nancy McGloghon 1830 – Nov 1873
married Jesse Vann 1825 – 1852
a. Thomas J. Vann ca 1850 –
married Bettie Mitchell
b. Jesse John [Jack] Vann ca 1852 –
married Alice McRae
married 22 Dec 1864 George Henry Mitchell ca 1829 – aft 1906
c. Marie Emily Mitchell 1866 – dy
d. James Arthur Luke Mitchell 1869 –
married 14 June 1892 Nettie Askew of Bertie
George Henry Mitchell married 3rd 22 Dec 1874 Nancy A Northcott dau of James Esq
a. one child by 1879

1939 -Historical edition of the Hertford County Herald
Dr. George W Mitchell son of the late Dr. Jesse H Mitchell gives the following background of the town [Ahoskie] and the Mitchell interests:

“Ahoskie, located principally on the Luke McGloghon farm. is bounded on the South by Ahoskie Swamp, on the west by the lands formerly belonging to Thos. Jenkins and Jim Jenkins, on the North by the lands of Richard and Thomas Hayes, and on the east by the lands of Bill and Cad Jenkins. . . .The Luke McGloughon farm, which was left in a division of the Luke McGloughon holdings to his daughter who had married the father of Tom and Jack Vann and after his death became the wife of George H Mitchell. The latter, familiarly known as “Colonel” Mitchell had previously married a sister of Mrs. Vann and to that union several children were born among them Dr. Jesse H Mitchell. Of several children born to the union with Mrs. Vann, J. Arthur Mitchell was the only one to survive. On the death of the second Mrs. Geo. H Mitchell [mother of the Vann boys Jack and Tom] the Vann boys decided to sell their interest in the Luke McGloughon farm. Dr. J H Mitchell who had meanwhile married Miss Rosa H Montgomery purchased a 5/12th interest in the farm, Colonel George H Mitchell a 1/4 interest and J. Arthur Mitchell retained his 1/3 interest. From that time on Dr. Jesse H Mitchell rented the entire farm and made the present home his residence. The ownership continued the same after the purchase of the Vann boys interest until the death of George H Mitchell, when a division was made giving J. Arthur Mitchell that portion on the east side of the railroad and Dr. J. H. Mitchell the remaining part on the west side of the railroad.”

1860 Hertford County census
Nancy Vann head of a household, age 28
Thomas J. Vann, age l0
J. J. Vann, age 8
Nancy McGlaughon [obviously her mother] age 56
James Northcutt, age 22 overseer

1870 Hertford County census
G H Mitchell of St Johns 41 farmer
Nancy 40,
Jesse H T 13
Marie E 4
James — S 1
and Vann, Thos 20 at school

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