Help us find Daniel Vinson's ancestors and descendants! Our first clue is Daniel's possible parents from Kent, England on the Vinson Home Page. Here are more. We welcome more clues and puzzle pieces! 1. Daniel Vinson was said to be a river man--he used rafts to float people and goods down the river. (Mainly the Tennessee River.) 2. William Crowson came to Giles County, TN with his son-in-law, Eliab Vinson. They were among the first settlers of Giles County, TN. 3. My grandmother told me that while she was visiting her Vinson family in Giles County, TN, her grandmother said that she was born at the foot of Lookout Mt. 4. Lots of twins.
I just found some correspondence, dated August 1984, from a Mr. Peter Wilson of Urbanna, IL. He sent me some material - some his and some from a Mr. Eccles? "As you know, in 1790 Daniel Vinson resided in the 15th company (Census district) of Wilkes Co., North Carolina, near Henry Hereford, James Medows, Nathan Scott, Sam Munday, and John & Edward Barnes. None of them owned slaves." I found this corroborating evidence on the web: The 1790 Federal Census for Wilkes County, North Carolina Fifteenth Company Name White White White Slaves Males Males Females 16+ 16- Hereford, Henry 2 7 2 0 Vinson, Danl. 1 1 2 0 This shows Daniel with 1 male-adult (Daniel), 1 male-child- (Eliab?) and two females - an adult (Rosamond?) and a child? Could that second female possibly be that child Annie that Jim Vinson has on his list as being a first child. (1. Annie Vinson b. Feb. 27, 1789) We know for sure that Rosamond Heryford is the daughter of a Henry Heryford. Wouldn't you say this looks like our two families? They are neighbors - listed right next to each other in that list. Do you suppose that Daniel and wife lived with Henry? BTW - Neither Daniel nor Henry Heryford are on the 1787 Wilkes County Tax List. Why? I don't know. Either they hadn't moved there yet, or they were left out?
Clues from Alene AleneBrad@aol.com: Isham Bradshaw married to Susannah Vinson. GIDEAN ISHAN ISIAH2 BRADSHAW (GIDDEON1) was born 1820 in Adair, County, Kentucky, and died 1865 in Washington, County, Arkansas. He married SUSANNAH VINSON, daughter of DANIEL VINSON and ANN ENNIS. She was born 1821 in Adair, County, Kentucky, and died 1885 in Ava, Douglas, County, Missouri. --- NOTE - the Bradshaw name!!!!! --- From the My Family Search site: Daniel M. VINSON Born: Abt. 1797 Place: Burke, N.C. Married: 19 Feb 1818 Place: Adair, Ky Wife's Name: Annie ENNIS Born: 1801 Place: Burke, N.C. Died: 1844 Place: Madison, Ar Father: Zachariah ENNIS Mother: Anna BRADSHAW --- Again - note the BRADSHAW name. It looks as if perhaps Susannah Vinson married a cousin, Isham Bradshaw. --- Now - if OUR Daniel was born in/circa 1768 - then The above Daniel could be the son of a brother - and in North Carolina!
So often in our Vinson lines, family members repeatedly named a child after not only a father, grandfather, etc., but a brother as well. Daniel, William, Elisha, Rose variations, James, and John are some of the names repeated in our lines over and over. It is highly possible that a Daniel born in NC a generation after "our" Daniel, was named after him. Both lines had branches which included AR and MO areas. This could be the area of investigation that links some of the KY Vinsons to our lines.
Information passed on to Janice W e-mail by Darrow K. Little stated that: "Your Daniel Vinson was the brother of my Elizabeth (Vinson) Glenn and the son of Jesse Vinson and Esther Dawson. My Elizabeth (Vinson) Glenn was born c. 1770 in North Carolina, more likely in Northampton Co., NC." I was able to find the following information on the internet concerning Jesse and Esther/Ester/hettie Vinson: The Jones/Stiles Family Before Austin's Colony The Stiles Family "Henry Jones' father-in-law, William Stiles, Sr., was born in Mecklenburg County, Virginia on March 26, 1769. Hetty Vinson was born on July 4, 1769. Hetty Vinson's father was Jesse Vinson, who died on January 12, 1801. Her mother was Esther Vinson, born on April 11, 1721, and died on January 1, 1820--aged 98 years, 9 months, 1 day old. William and Hetty Stiles were married in Elbert County, Georgia on May 24, 1792, and may have also lived in Oglethorpe County Georgia prior to their move to Barren County, Kentucky before 1797--where John Stiles was born. William Stiles moved from Barron County about 1816/18 and lived at the mouth of Mulberry Creek on the Arkansas River, northeast of Fort Smith. The family lived briefly at the mouth of Mulberry Creek, but were forced to leave this property when it was ceded to the Cherokee Indians. Nuttall recorded the rocky ridges they had to pass and marveled that the Stiles family had crossed the mountains with their loaded wagon and family that included Stiles' mother-in-law, Hetty Vinson, who was blind and 98 years of age. Upon arriving at the Red River, William Stiles settled west of the Kiamicha River on the edge of a prairie surrounded by wooded hills, about four miles from the future site of Fort Towson, Oklahoma. The family probably consisted of the following: Esther Vinson (age 98), William Stiles (50), Hetty Stiles (49), Richard Stiles (26), John Stiles (22), William Stiles, Jr. (20), Nancy Stiles (14), Sally Stiles (12), and Hetty Stiles (11). Upon arriving at the Red River, William Stiles settled west of the Kiamicha River on the edge of a prairie surrounded by wooded hills, about four miles from the future site of Fort Towson, Oklahoma. The family probably consisted of the following: Esther Vinson (age 98), William Stiles (50), Hetty Stiles (49), Richard Stiles (26), John Stiles (22), William Stiles, Jr. (20), Nancy Stiles (14), Sally Stiles (12), and Hetty Stiles (11)." Then I found this will from Delaware. Could this be the Jesse that went to North Carolina? 1. Deed of Isaac Vinson Sussex Co., Delaware 1797 Isaac Vinson from Jesse Vinson Sarah Vinson Elizabeth Williams " We the aforesaid Jesse Vinson Sarah Vinson and Elizabeth Williams doth nominate constitute and appoint James P. Wilson Esq. and Thomas Fisher Sheriff our true and Lawful attorneys or either one of them for us and in our names and stead to appear before the Court of Common Pleas for the County of Sussex then and their to acknowledge this Deed of Bargain and Sail in do forum of Law and hearby Ratify and confirm the lawfull act of said attorneys or either one of them doeing the same for us to be in as good and as ample a manner as we ourselves might or could doe ware we parsonally present ourselves. " Does this mean that the three were NOT in Maryland? Could this be the Jesse that went to NC? They sold their shares to a brother?
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