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Lemuel Samuel CHERRY

Male 1685 - 1754  (69 years)


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  • Name Lemuel Samuel CHERRY 
    Born 1685  Norfolk Cnty., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Sep 1754  Beaufort Cnty., North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • Source:
      The Cherry Families Of Early Norfolk Co Virginia And Northeast North Carolina, compiled By John E Young, John H Cherry And Others

      Lemuel Cherry [C1a8],was born about 1685 in Lower Norfolk Co VA. He inherited 200 acres on the head of Indian Creek in Norfolk Co from his father in 1735. Lem was married first to Mary Courtney in VA about 1717. She was a daughter of James Courtney and Mary Jenkins. Lemuel was in the 30 June 1730 tithable listing of Norfolk Co (shown in some printed books as one of two "Samuel Cherry" men; the Samuel was probably Lemuel's brother), but after 1730 he is not found in Norfolk Co. He sold his land in VA and moved south to Beaufort Co NC, where he had a grant for 200 acres in 1733 (see map page ??). Beaufort Co deed book 2, page 161, records a deed dated 12 March 1733 from George Moye of Beaufort Precinct to Lemuel Cherry "of said province" for ú150 a certain plantation or tract of land containing 60 acres on Tranter's Creek (usually called the Herring Run) on the north side of the Pamlico River. Witnesses were James Campen and Roger Jines. Lemuel married second to Gatsey Ann Llewellyn about 1730, probably in NC; she was a daughter of Captain George Llewellyn. Lemuel Cherry was on the 1742 Beaufort Co tax roster. In NC patent book 5, Lemuel Cherry was granted 200 acres on 20 April 1745 in Beaufort Co on the north side of Briery Branch adjoining William Congleton and the branch. His 1745 patent was with Charles Cherry and William Cherry, probably his sons. This would place Charles' and William's birth dates by the late 1720s, or before. Part of this Pitt Co tract was later sold to Lemuel Cherry's neighbor Joseph Jolly Sr, who sold it to Isaac Knox in August 1763, and he sold it to John Griffin in March 1764. In March 1771 John Cherry sold some of this same tract to Joseph Holiday.

      Lem left a will in Beaufort Co NC dated 14 July 1754; it was not written by him, but was clearly signed by him as "Lem Cherry." Witnesses were William Willis, Griffin Floyd, and Peter Floyd. Lem died by early September 1754 because his will was proven in the September court, and an inventory of his estate was made on 10 September 1754 and then presented to the court. The persons who made the inventory were John Cherry and William Willis (per WD), who were also the executors.

      Lemuel Cherry's will, dated 14 Jul 1754, recorded in 1754 in Will Book A, page 94, Beaufort Co NC, proven in the September 1754 Court, at Bath Town, Beaufort Co:
      I Lamuel Cherry of the County of Beaufort in the province of north
      Carilina Planter being very Sick and Weak of body ...
      Item to my Well Beloved Daughter Mary Cherry I will and Bequeath my
      negroe Girl named Joan and one feather bed.
      Item to my Beloved Daughter Rebecah Hodges I Give and Bequeath my negroe boy named Ben
      Item to my Beloved Son John Cherry I will and Bequeath my manner plantation my negroe man named Jeam together with my gold Sleave buttons and the one half of my Wearing aparrel and one Set of Coopers tools
      Item to my Beloved Daughter Courtney Cherry I Will and Bequeath my negroe Girl named Rose
      Item to my Beloved Son Wm Cherry I will and Bequeath my negroe boy named Sutton and one mesage or track of Land Lien over the Beaver Dam Containing fore hundred acres and the other half of my Wearing apparel together with my Silver Shave Buckles

      Item to my Beloved Son Cado Cherry I will and Bequeath one Mesage or track of Land on the South Side of Briery Swamp Containing two hundredand fifty Acres
      Item to my Beloved Son Charles Cherry I will and Bequeath one mesage of track of Land Lien on the Meado Branch further More It is my Will that the Suckceding Ishues of my two negroes Wommen Maryann and Rachel at the Expiration of fifteen years from the Date thereof I give and Bequeath to my ten youngest Children thare names Is as folows Charles Cherry, Elizabeth Cherry, Cador Cherry, Samuel and Solomon Cherry, Abigail Cherry, Lamuel Cherry George Cherry Willis Cherry Patience Cherry furthermore it is my Will that my ten youngest Children aforementioned may inherit the Suckceding Ishue as thare Birthright follows the oldest of the Suckceding Issue as the Shall In age one after other and In Case of mortality of any of these my ten Children afore mentioned and In that Cace to be an Equall Division of these my two negro Women further it is my Will that If Ishue Enough arises at any term of time the Number Amounting to Eight that then and in that Case It is my Will my negroe Woman named Maryan should be Given with her Increase To my Beloved Son Willis Cherry and my other negroe Woman named Rachel to my Beloved Daughter Patience Cherry with the Increase aforementioned hereafter Arising.
      The Rest Remainder and Residue of my Estate and Worldly Goods Chathels Cattel household furniture and all other Goods Chattels to me In any Wise Belong or apertaining not Devised to be Equaly Devided among my fifteen Children aforementioned I Do nominate Chse and apoint my Beloved Son John Chery and Wm. Willis to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament That it may be understod.,

      Sined Sealed published and Declared this foreteenth Day of July In the Year of our Lord God Everlasting -- one thousand Seven hundred and Fiftyfore. Lem Chery (seal)

      Wm. Willis
      Griffin Floyd
      Ash Peter Floyd
      Proven second Tuesday Sept 1754, Beaufort Co., NC

      Lem named his married daughters with their married name; daughters not married were given the Cherry name. Lem had five children with Mary Courtney and ten from his marriage with Gatsey Llewellyn. By January 1765 his young son Willis was still a minor, and was bound to William Willis. Lem's wife was not named in his will, but all fifteen children were. The order of birth of his ten youngest children was determined from his will which named "my 10 youngest children" in the order given; some of the birth years are estimates-

      a. Rebecca Cherry, b abt 1721 and lived in SC.

      b. Mary Cherry, b c1722

      c. John Cherry, b c1724, lived mostly in Tyrrell Co NC.

      d. Courtney Cherry, b c1725

      e. William Cherry, b c1728, lived in Craven Co NC.

      f. Charles Cherry, b c1730, lived in Pitt and Beaufort Counties.

      g. Elizabeth Cherry, b c1733, lived in Pitt Co.

      h. Cader Cherry, b c1735, lived in Edgecombe Co Co.

      i. Solomon Cherry, b 20 Oct 1736, lived in Pitt Co.

      j. Lemuel Cherry, b 20 Oct 1736, lived in Pitt Co.

      k. Samuel M Cherry, b 1739, lived in Pitt Co.

      m. Abigail Cherry, b c1742

      n. George Cherry, b c1746, lived in Pitt Co.

      p. Willis W Cherry, b c1748, lived in Duplin Co.

      q. Patience Cherry, b c1750 in Beaufort Co NC, may have married a Mr Hodges.

      Lemuel Cherry is often incorrectly called Samuel Cherry because of the similarity between 18th Century handwritten letters S and L. His signature on his will and its following probate court records make it clear that the name should be Lemuel and not Samuel. Slaves named in Lemuel's estate inventory were James, Rachel, and Maryann. (77,57,86, 89,114,DK,WD, C,4pt, 7z,5p)
    • The following was sourced from the Whitley-Cherry History based on material provided by Mary Elizabeth Whatley Jones.

      SAMUEL CHERRY, II, b. 1685, Va. d. 1754, Beaufort Co. N.C.; m. 1st in Va. Mary Courtney; m. 2nd Gatsey Llewellyn, (dau of Capt. George Lewellyn.) He sold his land in Va and removed to Beaufort Co, N.C. where in 1733 he had grant for 200 acres. A stream ran through his property and is still called "Cherrys Run." According to his Will he had acquired right much property before his demise. His will, unrecorded, State Archives, dated July 14, 1754, proved Sept. Ct. 1754, names children, Wife Gatsey deceased.

      CHILDREN (Family Records)
      Mary Cherry, 1st wife of Shirley Wheatley; Rebecca Hodges; John Cherry; m. Mary Jordan. See later; Courtney Cherry (dau.); William Cherry.
      Second Marriage:

      Cader Cherry; Charles Cherry; Elizabeth Cherry; Samuel Cherry, b 1736, d. 10/2/1815, Edgecombe Co. (Raleigh Register); m. Onslow Co. N.C. 1756, Mary Moore, b. 8/18/1739, (BPR), d. 8/20/1800, Pitt Co. N.C. See; Solomon Cherry, b. 1737, Beautfort Co. d. 1810, Edgecombe Oct. 29, 1808, names: Wife, Clary; daus. Sarah and Tabitha; son, Samuel, (Moved to Pendleton, S.C. one of 29 men establishing Farmers Exchange 1815) son William; dau Martha Ross; dau Elizabeth Manning; dau Lydia Stancil; dau Susannah Cherry; John and Dorcas Smith. The infant my wife carries to be named David or Clary. Exrs. David Fore, James Pitt. Wit: H. Waller, John Wilkinson and Samuel Cherry); Abigail Cherry; Lemuel Cherry; m. Nancy Moring. See later; George Cherry; Willis Cherry, Rev. War. N.C. Continental Line, Grant of 228 acres on waters of Barton's Creek (assigned to James Hicks) Wilson Co. Tenn. No. 1 issued Dec. 12, 1801, #3386, Entered Aug. 19, 1800, Book 114, p. 91); Patience Cherry.

      John Cherry, (son of Samuel and Mary Courtney); m. Mary Jordan, dau of Jesse Jordan of Pitt Co. d. Tyrrell Co. N.C., 1766, his will names wife: Mary, daus: Elizabeth and Martha; sons Jesse (Rev) and Daniel (d. Rev. War) pvt. Darnell's Co. 5th Regt. Col. Edward Buncombe, commanding. He d. 10/18/1777, and son John. See.

      John Cherry; m. Sarah ---. Returned to Beaufort Co, d. before 1790. Served 7 years in Rev. War. Bounty Land Grant from State of N.C. No. 305, Davidson Co. Tenn, 640 acres, Grant No. 291, issued May 3, 1787, entry No. 1156, Book 63, p. 109, south side of Red River. Assigned to Andrew Breakey by Jesse Cherry, heir of John Cherry. Jesse was his only child that lived.

      Jesse Cherry; m. Elizabeth Gainer. Represented Martin County in House of Commons 1801. He d. Pitt Co 1836. Book HH, p. 258, Feb. 23, 1837: Dower of Elizabeth Cherry laid off by Noah Bedford, Frances Brooks, Benj. Corey, Luke Albritton, Charles Green, et al, to Elizabeth Cherry, widow of Jesse, dower of 115 acres. 1790 census showed him living Martin Co. Also his uncle Jesse and family living there. Children; may not be in order, may be others.
      (1) Daniel Cherry, b. 10/20 1782; m. 3/10/1810, Smith Co. Tenn, Sallie Turner, (dau of Frederick Turner), b. 9/22/1787, d 7/15/1870. He d. 11/3/1843. His home was a "show place" in Tenn. He was active in politics and affairs of his country and state.
      (A) Narcissa Cherry, b 10/8/1811; m. 7/4/1827, John Herbert
      (B) Benjamine Franklin Cherry, b. 6/2/1813, d. infant
      (C) LouAnna Cherry, b 2/24/1815; m. 7/9/1829, Hiram Partee
      (D) Norman Turner Cherry, b. 4/6/1817; m. 12/18/1839, Amanda Clay
      (E) Louisa Cherry, m. 7/19/1831, Capt. Edwin R. Jones, of New Bern , NC
      (F) Calvin Washington Cherry, b. 2/15/1821; m. 1st: Anna Williamson;


    • 20 Apr 1745 | Patent Bk.5 pg.332 => Samuel Cherry | 200 acres in BeaufortCounty on the Nort h side of the Briery branch, joining William Congletonand the sd. branch | HC-3342

      20 Apr 1745 | Patent Bk.5 pg.419 => Samuel Cherry | 200 acres in BeaufortCounty on the N. sid e of Briery branch, joining the branch and WilliamCongleton | HC-3754

      22 Jul 1758 | Granville bk.11 pg.65 => Mrs Elizabeth Smith | 164 acres inBeaufort County in S t Thomas Parish on the N. side of Grindal Creek,joining a branch and the sd. creek | Wits: W m Mackey, Eleanor Mackey |SCC: John Cheary, Dove Williams | BF-294

      Samuel/Lemuel (will 1754): These seem to be the same person, as 'Samuel'patents land in '45 , and there are many later references to 'Lemuel's1745 patent. The '45 patent was along Bri ery Branch, which is north ofTarr. Samuel Cherry died in '54, leaving a will; he left his B rieryBranch land to his son Cado (or Cade). Cade is not seen in the recordsafter this. Th e '45 patent land passed somehow to William Cherry,somehow to John Cherry, and was sold by Jo hn in '71 to Joseph Holiday.The executors were William Willis, who had land on the east ban k ofTranters Creek, and his son John. The witnesses John and Griffen Floydpatented land eas t of Tranters Creek in '56 (they were associated withJoesph and Moses Hodges, and John Lillin gton).

      Samuel Cherry will 14jul1754 pbt. Sept Ct '54 - from Grimes Wills.
      Sons: John ("manner plantation"); William (400 Ac. on the Beaverdam);Cado (400 Ac. on Brier y Swamp), Charles (land on Meadow Branch), Samuel,Solomon, George, Willis. Daughters: Eliza beth, Abigail, Patience, Mary,and Courtney Cherry, Rebeckah Hodges. Executors: John Cherry ( son) andWm. Willis. Witn: Wm Willis, Griffin Floyd, Peter Floyd.

      CHERRY, SAMUEL.

      Beaufort County.

      July 14, 1754. September Court, 1754. Sons: JOHN (┘Smanner plantation┘T), WILLIAM (400 acres la nd on the Beaverdam), CADO (400 acres of land on Briery Swamp), CHARLES (land on Meadow Branc h), SAMUEL, SOLOMON, SAMUEL, GEORGE, WILLIS. Daughters: ELIZABETH, ABIGAIL, PATIENCE, MARY an d COURTNEY CHERRY, REBECKAH HODGES. Executors: JOHN CHERRY (son) amd WM. WILLIS. Witnesses: W M. WILLIS, GRIFFIN FLOYD, PETER FLOYD. Clerk of the Court: WALLEY CHAUNCY.
    Person ID I40943  Johnson & Hanson
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2014 

    Father Samuel Maund CHERRY,   b. 1663, Norfolk Cnty., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1734, Norfolk Cnty., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Frances BALLENTINE,   b. 1669, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1734, Norfolk, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 1684  Norfolk Cnty., Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14610  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary COURTNEY,   b. 1689, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1732, Virginia,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 1718  Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rebecca CHERRY,   b. 1721,   d. 1790  (Age 69 years)
     2. John CHERRY,   b. 1724,   d. 1766, Tyrrell Co. N.C Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     3. Courtney CHERRY,   b. 1725,   d. 1775  (Age 50 years)
     4. William CHERRY,   b. 1728, Pitt County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1823, Pitt County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
    Last Modified 30 Aug 2009 
    Family ID F14609  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Gatsey Ann LLEWELLYN,   b. 1689, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1754, Beaufort, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 1730  North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Cader CHERRY,   b. 1730, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Charles CHERRY,   b. 1732, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1850, Beaufort, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 118 years)
     3. Elizabeth CHERRY,   b. 1733, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1734  (Age 1 years)
    +4. Lemuel CHERRY,   b. 20 Oct 1736, Beaufort Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1815, Edgecombe Co. (Raleigh Register) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +5. Solomon CHERRY,   b. 1737, Beautfort County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1810, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +6. Lieutenant Samuel CHERRY,   b. 1736, Edgecomb, Cnty., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Oct 1815, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     7. Abigail CHERRY,   b. 1739, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1754  (Age 15 years)
     8. George CHERRY,   b. 1743, Beaufort County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +9. Willis W. CHERRY,   b. 1745, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1801, Duplin, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     10. Patience CHERRY
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F14608  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart