Bruton Family

This information concerns three generations of the Bruton family.
1700-1900

 • Individuals are listed chronologically, and those in red show the line of descent.
 • Generations within a family are separated by a series of asterisks: * Generation # *.
 • Unknown or unsubstantiated data are marked with blanks or with question marks.

CAVEAT: Apart from census data, this information has not been confirmed by my personal research, and mistakes are likely present, so use at your discretion.

                               * Generation I *
   George born: (about 1750) in NC
married: Sarah Cherry ( ) in
children: William M., Thomas, Samuel, Elizabeth [Ephraim Gatlin], Tamer [Baxter Alexander], Sarah [David Thompson], Parsons,
Theora [John Hewing Petty], Marvel Madison [Priannah Elizabeth Petty]
died: (1834) in Stewart County, TN
buried:
census: On the 1790 census, he was (over age 16) in Montgomery County, NC; on the 1800 census, he was (age 26-45) with his wife in Montgomery County, NC; on the 1810 census, he was likely in Stewart County, TN; on the the 1820 census, he was (over age 45) with his wife in Stewart County, TN; on the 1830 census, he was (age 70-80) with his wife in Stewart County, TN; on the 1840 census, his widow was (age 60-70) with her son Marvel M. Bruton in Stewart County, TN
note: George Bruton apparently had 12 children. After his death, his wife received 1/4 of his land (50 acres) and the remaining 150 acres were divided into 12 parts of 12.5 acres each. His wife was the daughter of Susannah and William Cherry of Edgecombe County, NC. (After William Cherry died, Susannah married Moses Prescott Crisp about 1810, and divorced him (December 22, 1828) in Richmond County, GA.) Sally Bruton sold (May 21, 1822) to Prescott Crisp, her claim in land in Edgecombe County, NC, on Big and Little Conetoe Creeks, inherited from the estate of her deceased father William Cherry; administrator of the estate was Michael May; guardian of Sally Bruton was Roderick Cherry.

* Generation II *
   William
(children of George Bruton and Sarah Cherry)
born: (about 1800) in Montgomery County, NC (?)
married: ( ) in
children: (a) William Jr
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1820 census he was (age 16-26) in Stewart County, TN; on the 1830 census, he was (age 30-40) in Stewart County, TN;
note:
   next born: ( ) in
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census:
note:
   next born: ( ) in
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census:
note:
   Thomas born: ( ) in
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census:
note:
   Samuel born: (about 1810) in
married: ( ) in
children:
died: (after 1840) in Stewart County, TN
buried:
census: On the 1840 census, he was (age 40-50) in Stewart County, TN
note:
   Elizabeth born: (about 1786) in Montgomery County, NC (?)
married: Ephraim Gatlin (June 11, 1805) in Stewart County, TN
children: Delilah [John F. Weaks], Mary [William H. Coleman], George W. [Minerva Lucinda Gray], Ephraim C. [Martha E. Williams], James W.
died: (after 1850) in Stewart County, TN
buried: Gatlin Cemetery, Stewart County, TN
census: On the 1830 census, she was (age 20-30) with her husband in Stewart County, TN; on the 1840 census, she was (age 50-60) widowed with three sons in Stewart County, TN; on the 1850 census, she was (age 64) in Stewart County, TN
note: Ephraim Gatlin was the son of Mary Surls and James Gatlin. He was born March 4, 1785, and died August 23, 1837. He was a Baptist minister and is buried in the Gatlin Cemetery, Stewart County, TN.
   Tamar born: (about 1805) in NC
married: Baxter Alexander ( ) in
children:
died: (about February, 1860) in Calloway County, KY
buried:
census: On the 1850 census, she may have been (age 50) with her husband in Calloway County, KY;
note: Baxter Alexander was the son of Jane and Obediah A. Alexander of NC. Several of his siblings also were in Calloway County, KY: Zenos, Andrew, Eli.

caveat: This may NOT be the daughter of George Bruton who married Baxter Alexander, but it is a possibility. Her will was proven (February 23, 1860) in Calloway County, KY; her husband's will (dated April 1, 1852) was proven (October, 1859) in Calloway County, KY.
   Sarah born: ( ) in Montgomery County, NC (?)
married: David Thompson ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census:
note:
   Parsons born: (about 1801) in NC
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1830 census, he was (age 20-30) in Stewart County, TN; on the 1850 census, he was (age 49) with Marvel M. Bruton in St. Francis County, AR;
note:
   Theora
(Terry)
born: (February 25, 1805) in NC
married:
John Hewing Petty (May 19, 1825) in Dover, Stewart County, TN
children: George Bolivar [Mary Eliza Buckner], Elijah Parsons [Margaret Elizabeth Pinner], DeWitt Clinton [Mary Elizabeth Holland], Calvina Adaline [John Louis Cochran], Fredonia Lydia [Andew Dove], William, Pry Ann, Theora Jane [Charles Cabaniss Howerton],
Johnnie Adrianne [Lewellen Robison] [Rufus Flax Evans]
died: (April 17, 1878) in Seguin, Guadalupe County, TX
buried: King Ranger Cemetery, Seguin, Guadalupe County, TX
census: On the 1830 and 1840 census, she was with her husband in Stewart County, TN; on the 1850 census, she was (age 45) with her husband in Stewart County, TN; on the 1860 census, she was (age 54) with her husband in Guadalupe County, TX; on the 1870 census, she was (age 65) a widow listed twice: once with her daughter Johnnie and son-in-law Lewellen Robison in Guadalupe County, TX, and once with her daughter Theora and son-in-law Charles Cabaniss Howerton in Calhoun County, TX
note:
   Marvel Madison born: (about 1809) in NC
married:
Prianna Elizabeth Petty (August 11, 1834) in Dover, Stewart County, TN
children: John R. [ ], Elizabeth [ ], William M. [ ], David Petty [Mahala White] [Martha Jane Prince Hill]
died: (1870) in AR
buried: in
census: On the 1830 census, he was (age 20-30) with his wife in Crittenden County, AR; on the 1840 census, he was (age 30-40) with his wife in Stewart County, TN; on the 1850 census, he was (age 41) with his wife in St. Francis County, AR; on the 1860 census, he was (age 57) in St. Francis County, AR; on the 1870 census his widow was (age 65) with their son David Petty Bruton in Randolph County, AR; on the 1880 census, his widow was (age 68) with their son David Petty Bruton in Faulkner County, AR
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* Generation III *

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