Solomon Cherry, Sarah, & Sarah Eley

Solomon Cherry ca 1714 – 1777 | his grandparents
& ca 1734 Sarah ? ca 1715 – bef 1757 | her parents
& 1757 Sarah Eley 1738 – 1806 | her parents
of Norfolk County, VA
& Bertie County, NC

Descendents of Solomon Cherry ca 1714 – 1777


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


 

Solomon Cherry was born about 1714 in Norfolk Co, Va the son of William Cherry 1664 -1737 and his wife Elizabeth. William Cherry was the son of John Cherry 1619 – 1699 and Elizabeth Faithful.
It is said that Solomon was married twice both times to a Sarah.
He was married after the first Sarah’s death to Sarah Eley, on 20 July 1757.
Sarah Eley was born 8 April 1738 and died 13 Feb 1806.
Solomon died 14 Nov 1777 in Bertie County, North Carolina leaving a will.

Children of Solomon Cherry ca 1714 – 1777 and first wife Sarah ?:
1. Mary Cherry Norfolk Co, VA ca 1733 – 1802 Bertie Co
married James Jenkins ca 1718 – 1796 [I think prob she was 2nd wife]
son of John Jenkins and wife Anne
2. Cader Cherry ca 1741 – bef 1782 Edgecombe
married Judith [Judah] Burnett ca 1735 –
she married 2nd Robert Hardy
3. William Cherry ca 1755 – 1802 Bertie Co
married Susannah
Children of Solomon Cherry 1714 – 1777 and Sarah Eley 1738 – 1806:

4. James Cherry ca 1771 – bef Feb 1826
married bef 1797 Elizabeth Garrett
In 1796 James Cherry is son in law to Jesse Garrett. Bertie Co.
5. [Capt] Solomon Cherry ca 1759 – ca 1810 [Pitt Co?] age about 50
first appears on record as wit to deed 1763 Bertie Co
married 24 Sept 1779 Mary Walton ca 1757 [6 Jun 1760] – ca 1810
widow of Jacob Eason, daughter of William Walton and Rachel Hunter
6. Martha Cherry ca 1760 – 1818 Bertie Co her will
married ca 1775 James Ward died 1780 his will
married ca 1781 Solomon Freeman ca 1743 – 1788 his will
7. Elizabeth Cherry 10 April 1776 – 31 Oct 1827
married 24 Dec 1794 Irving Jenkins 28 Nov 1775 – 27 Feb 1827
son of John Jenkins and Mary Willoughby of Hickory Chapel, Hertford Co, NC

On May 16 1743, Solomon Cherry buys from Jonathan Stanley, Jun. 320 a . for 120£ on ss Cashy Swamp. Wit: Samuel Ormes, Edward Bryan. May Ct 1743.

Bertie Co, Taxable List 1757 by John Hill
Aaron Cherry – 1
Solomon Cherry -2

May 1759 Solomon Cherry, William Cherry, Cader Cherry wit deed: John Spring of Hide Co to Thomas Holder of Bertie Co.

Nov 1763 Cader Cherry and Martha Cherry wit deed: Jonathan Standley of Bertie Co to Henry Lee of Hertford Co.

Nov 1763 Thos. Perry and Solomon Cherry, Jr wit deed: Moses Spivey of Bertie Co to Benjamin Perry of same.

Jan 1764 Joseph Holland and William Cherry wit deed: John Barnes Jr of Bertie to John Jenkins of same.

Jun 1764 Cader Cherry, Martha Cherry, and Elizabeth Cherry wit deed: Lewis Wilcoson & his wife Sarah of Northampton Co & Sarah Duffield of same to Titus Edwards of same.

Oct 1763 William Cherry, Martha Cherry and Elizabeth Cherry wit deed: Thomas Wilson of Bertie Co to Cader Cherry of same. Mar Ct 1766.

Oct 1767 Cader Cherry, Jonathan Baker, Martha Cherry, and Emley Bunch wit deed: John Thomas of Cumberland Co to William Cherry of Bertie Co. Mar Ct 1769.

25 Dec 1767 25 Mar 1769 William Cherry to Jeremiah Bunch Jr.

6 Jul 1768 William Cherry, John Tulle, Mary Cherry wit deed: William Whealer & wife Elizth. to King Freeman.

Cader Cherry’s name of 1769 tax list Bertie Co.

7 Feb 1772 Cader Cherry, Martha Cherry, and James Cherry wit deed: Jonathan Standly to John Pritchard.

Aug 1772 William Cherry, Cader Cherry, and James Cherry wit deed: John Jinkins of Bertie Co to Henry Rhodes of same.

On 5 Mar 1773 Cader Cherry, Sollomon Cherry and Martha Cherry were witnesses to Jonathan Stanley’s will. Bertie Co.

Solomon Cherry wrote his will in Bertie County 14 Nov 1773 and it was proved at Aug Ct 1777. “very sick and weak in body…” Son William Cherry — cow, calf, lamb, bed. Son Keder Cherry — cow, calf, bed, sheets. Daughter Mary Jenkins — cow, calf, lamb, bed. Daughter Martha Cherry — cow, calf,sow, ewe, pot, bed, etc. Daughter Elizabeth Cherry — cow, calf,sows, bed, etc. Wife Sarah Cherry – my manor house and plantation where I now live. Son James Cherry — cow, calf, lamb, pot, bed, etc. Son Solomon Cherry – my manor house and plantation at my wife’s death, also cow, horse, bed, etc. his complete will

15 Feb 1775 Cader Cherry and wife Judah of Bertie to Jesse Haile.

8 Feb 1779 John Jinkins [has wife Mary] names William Cherry EX along with James Jinkins. has sons: Zadock, Charles, Reddick, Irvin, Ephraim, Isaac, Abram and daughters: Winnie Jinkins, Sally Jinkins, Keziah Jinkins

13 Apr 1780 James Ward names William Cherry and Solomon Cherry EXS of will.
has wife Martha. daughters Winnie, Susanna and unborn child, daughter Penelope Clifton given one shilling.

10 Jun 1780 Ephraim (X) Jinkins Feb Ct 1784 brothers: Irvin and Zadock his property. names William Cherry EX and WIT were James Howard and Mary Cherry.

3 Feb 1785 Jonathan Baker May Ct 1785 has wife Susanna. sons: Laury, John. daughters: Winnie Baker, Betsey Baker, Lua Baker, Clarry Baker, Molly Baker, Peggy Baker. names friend William Cherry and son John EXS. WIT: Robert Jinkins, John Oliver, Seth Reddick

Bertie census taken Feb 1787
John Cherry 1 – 1 – 2 – 0 – 0
Aaron Cherry 3 – 0 – 4 – 0 – 0
John Cherry 1 – – – – – — – – –
Solomon Cherry 1 – 2 – 5 – 3 – 7
William Cherry 1 – 3 – 6 – 1 – 2

23 Feb 1788 Solomon Freeman May Ct 1788 EXS: James Cherry and James Wilson.
Wit: William Cherry, James Tart, William Burridall. wife – Martha. sons: Joseph, Francis, John, David and daughter Anna. youngest children Sarah, James and unborn child.

1790 Heads of Families – Bertie Co, NC
Cherry, Solomon 1 – 1 – 5 – 0 – 14
” Thomas 1 – 0 – 3 – 0 – 0
” John 1 – 0 – 0 – 0 – 0
” William 1 – 3 – 4 – 0 – 3
” Aaron 1 – 0 – 0 – 0 – 0
” Jno 1 – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0
” Joshua 1 – 0 – 3 – 0 – 0

12 Aug 1791 John Sholar May Ct 1792 asks that friends William Cherry and Cader Powell are to settle and oversee and assist my EXS.

24 Jan 1793 wit to Henry Rhodes’ will are Solomon Cherry and Mary Cherry.

7 Nov 1792 William Cherry is a wit to the will of Abner Eason.

28 Sept 1791 Solomon Cherry wit to John Rhodes Sr’s will

22 Jan 1796 Wm Cherry wit to William Mitchell’s will.

14 Mar 1795 Thomas Ward names Solomon Cherry EX with his sons Isaac, James, and Joshua Ward

23Jan 1794 John Olliver names friend William Cherry EX.

1798 TAX LIST Bertie Co
John Cherry 160 a, 1 free poll
Solomon Cherry 1150 a, 1 free poll, 6 slaves
for David Outlaw 1225 a,
Thomas Cherry 160 a, 1 free poll, 1 slave

1800 Fed Census Bertie Co
John Cherry Jun. 1 0 0 0 1 – 1 1 0 1 0 – 0 0
John Cherry Sen 0 0 0 0 1 – 1 0 0 1 0 – 0 0
Solomon Cherry 1 0 1 0 1 – 2 2 1 0 1 – 0 9
Thomas Cherry 0 0 1 1 0 – 0 0 1 0 0 – 0 6
William Cherry 0 0 2 0 1 – 0 1 1 0 1 – 0 0

In 1802 Solomon Cherry, Jr, Moses Howard, and Elisabeth (x) Cherry are wit. to the will of Samuel (x) Duning.

1810 Fed. Census Bertie Co
Susannah Cherry 1 f 0-10, 1 f 16-26, 1 f over 45 3 slaves [William’s widow?]
Elizabeth Cherry 1 m 0-10, 1m 16-26, 1 f 16-26, 1f over 45 [John jun’s widow?]
Solomon Cherry sr 1m 16-26, 1m over 45, 2 f 10-16, 1f 16-26, 1f over 45 9 slaves
Solomon Cherry 1m 0-10, 1m 26-45, 2f 0-10, 1f 16 – 26, 7 slaves [William’s son]

5 Mar 1813 will of Susanna (S) Cherry proved May Ct 1814 Bertie Co
daughter: Elizabeth Baker. grandchildren: Lizza Baker, Jonathan Baker, David Baker. residue to be sold and divided 1/4 to the heirs of Elizabeth Baker,
1/4 to the heirs of Lewah Howard, 1/4 to the heirs of Larry Baker, and 1/4 to the heirs of Clarace Standley. EX: son Larry Baker, Richard Baker. wit: Joseph Eason, Joseph Eason Jr.

1815 TAX LIST Bertie Co
Elizabeth Cherry 75 a land
Solomon Cherry 375 a land, 4 slaves
James Cherry 450 a land, 1 free poll, 3 slaves
Solomon Cherry jr 410 a land, 1 free poll, 7 slaves
for Sally Cherry 100 a land
for Joseph Eason’s heirs 1000 a land, 7 slaves

Descendents of Solomon Cherry ca 1714 – 1777

Thomas Cherry ca 1755 – 1812 | his parents
& 1794 Rachel Outlaw | her parents
of Bertie Co, NC

Thomas Cherry married 7 Jan 1794 Rachel Outlaw daughter of Edward Outlaw and his wife Mary.

This Thomas Cherry appears to be the son of Aaron Cherry who was on the 1757 tax list of Bertie County. I feel certain that Aaron Cherry was also a descendant of John Cherry 1619 – 1699 and Elizabeth Faithful of Norfolk Co, VA.

I think this Aaron Cherry had sons John, Joshua and Thomas [see the census below.]

Bertie Co, Taxable List 1757 by John Hill
Aaron Cherry – 1
Solomon Cherry -2

Bertie census taken Feb 1787
John Cherry 1 – 1 – 2 – 0 – 0
Aaron Cherry 3 – 0 – 4 – 0 – 0
John Cherry 1 – – – – – — – – –
Solomon Cherry 1 – 2 – 5 – 3 – 7
William Cherry 1 – 3 – 6 – 1 – 2

1790 Heads of Families – Bertie Co, NC
Cherry, Solomon 1 – 1 – 5 – 0 – 14
” Thomas 1 – 0 – 3 – 0 – 0
” John 1 – 0 – 0 – 0 – 0
” William 1 – 3 – 4 – 0 – 3
” Aaron 1 – 0 – 0 – 0 – 0
” Jno 1 – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0
” Joshua 1 – 0 – 3 – 0 – 0

28 Sept 1812 will of Thomas (x) Cherry proved Nov Ct 1812 Bertie Co.
wife: Rachel Cherry. sons: Aaron Cherry, James Cherry, Theoplis Cherry, Thomas Cherry, Doctron Cherry. daughter: Milley Cherry EX: wife and Lodewick Pruden. Wit: Stephen Bazmore, Samuel (x) Hobs

Bertie County marriage bonds: Thomas (x) Cherry and Rachel Outlaw 7 Jan 1794, James Warren, Bm.

Edward Outlaw in 1798 has daughters: Rachel Cherry, Milly Askew, Mary Askew,
Anna Taylor, . sons: Aaron Outlaw, Lewis Outlaw, James Outlaw, Joshua Outlaw.
granddaughters: Selah Askew (daughter of Milly), Mary Outlaw (daughter of Lewis),

In 1807 James (x) Outlaw has brothers: Aron Outlaw, Lewis Outlaw, Joshua Outlaw, John Alexander Outlaw, Nephew James Cherry (son of my sister Rachel Cherry). Niece Mary Outlaw.

25 Oct 1807 will of John (x) Cherry proved Aug Ct 1808 Bertie Co
wife: Elisabeth. daughter: Sarah Cherry. EX: friends Thomas Cherry, William Thomson. wit: Noah Thomson, Matthew Thomson, James Donerson, Mary Donerson

Children of Thomas Cherry and Rachel Outlaw of Bertie County NC:
1. Aaron Cherry ca 1796 –
Bertie 1850 census shows farmer alone age 54
married 4 Nov 1852 Elizabeth Harmon
a. Mary E Cherry ca 1854 –
b. Ellen Cherry ca 1856 –
c. Katherine A Cherry ca 1861 –
2. James Cherry ca 1796 –
3. Theophilus Cherry 10 July 1800 – 18 Aug 1874 ts
married 17 Mar 1865
Christianna [Kida Elizur] Outlaw 1 Jan 1840 – 25 Aug 1901 ts
dau of Alexander Outlaw ca 1805 and wife Christine ca 1815
a. Annie Cherry 3 July 1866 – 21 Sept 1931 ts
married Junius Bridger 17 Oct 1861 – 14 May 1943 ts
b. Theophilus Cherry Jr 1867 – 1867 ts
c. Mary Cherry 4 May 1868 – 9 May 1933 ts
married Joseph Henry Nowell 11 Mar 1865 – 8 Dec 1943 ts
d. Janie Cherry 1869 – 30 Apr 1951
married 12 June 1889 James Jones Cobb 12 Apr 1866 – 1 May 1908 ts
e. Lizzie Cherry ca 1873 –
4. Thomas Cherry ca 1806
Bertie 1850 census shows farmer alone age 44

married 8 Oct 1851 Jane Mitchell
5. Doctron Cherry ca 1808 –
married 12 May 1849 Sally Ann Outlaw ca 1828 –
6. Milley Cherry 1807 –

Cherry-farma
locations of Cherry farms in ca 1862

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