Darcus Shearman

Darcus Shearman

Female 1775 - Bef 1840

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  • Name  Darcus Shearman 
    Born  1775 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  Bef 1840 
    Person ID  I439  All Family Connections
    Last Modified  24 Feb 2014 

    Family  Absalom Strutton,   b. 1774, , Rowan, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1852, , Monroe, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Oct 1806  , Wilkes, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. John Strutton,   b. 11 Oct 1799, , , NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1862, Acorn, Monroe, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Absolum Strutton,   b. 1803, , Burke, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1862, , McMinn, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Rhoda Strutton,   b. 1806, , , NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1880, Houston, Jackson, IN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Richard "Old Dick" Stratton,   b. 1809, , , NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1874, Calderwood, Blount, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Hezekiah Strutton,   b. 20 Apr 1810, , Burke, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1893, , Jackson, IN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Suzanne (Susan) Stratton,   b. 9 Aug 1813, , Burke, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1885, Franklin, Macon, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  25 Sep 2012 
    Family ID  F906  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Some Stratton researchers believe that Darcus Shearman was a widow and that Shearman was not her maiden name. This is possible, but I have found no record as of this date [1 Mar 2008] of a previous marriage.
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      «b»rdrdbrdrw10 rdrdbrdrw10 «i»ntblFrom:Edwin Harris«/b» (edwinharris.harris@gmail.com) This sender is in your «u»safe list «/u».ntbl Sent: Wed 5/22/13 6:12 PMntbl To: Shirley Dalton (kvala@msn.com) Shirley,

      I have been researching Hezekiah again and the more I pore over your notes back in 2009 in which you established approximate ages for him, Susannah, Absalom and the other children of one or both them the more I appreciate your work. Unfortunately, I have no hard facts to add to your reasoning. But I intend to keep digging. Sometimes I wish Everton's kept publishing the Genealogy Helper. I use to get some other leads there since only serious genealogists usually used it.
      I haven't found anything to help you with Joseph Stratton. The only one I found is the one in Orange co., NC prior to 1800, and haven't found anything much on him.
      Here is something I got from Krystyn Murphy a couple of years ago. I tend to believe she is correct.

      "Subject: RE: Dorcas Shearman Stratton

      I have been corrrsponding with a lady known as gmarie456 that has a private tree on Ancestry in a responce to a query on Dorcas Shearman for a few years now.She is getting a CD done with all the documents on the Strattons, I', still waiting. For references I have A marriage licence that shows Absolum pd 500Pounds to marry her since is was of another race and a will of John Shearman giving Dorcas to his wife Catherine who died not long after her husband John At this point I believe that that Dorcas either ran away or was freed. She met Absolum somehow and he paid the bond of 500 Pounds to marry her. I have both documents. They moved to TN and we know the rest.

      It is probable that Dorcas Shearman was a mulatto slave belonging to the Shearmans, and was the daughter of John Shearman - no relation to his wife."

      Edwin
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      Granville County, NC - Will of John Shearman, Sr., 1784

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      In the name of God, Amen. I, John Shearman, sen. Of the County of Granville
      of State of North Carolina being weak of body but of perfect sound mind &
      memory but calling to mind the imortality of my body & knowing that it is
      appointed for all men once to die do make ordain constitue & appoint this my
      last will & testament. Revoking all other wills heretofore made, That is to
      say first of all I recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it &
      my body to the earth to be buried at the discretion of my Exect. Hereafter
      named. And as touching my worldly estate that it hath been please God to
      bless me with I give & bequeath in the following manner to wit,

      Item I give to my beloved wife Catherine Shearmon to be her own property
      to be by her given to whom she pleaseth one Negroe girl named Debbey about
      two years old, three feather beds & furniture & all my earthenware. Likewise
      I lend to my said wife during her natural life or widowhood the residue of
      my whole estate.

      Item I give to my son Mishael Shearmon after the death or marriage of my
      said wife Catherine Shearmon the land on the South East side of little Creek
      a fork of Stoney Creek whereon I now live including my dwelling house &
      plntation to him and his heirs forever also four Negroes towit, Joe, Dorcas,
      George & Sue. Also my house clock & two work horses which he may choose out
      of all my stock & one case of bottles, fire dogs & my large iron pot, one
      pewter dish & bason, one cart together with all my working tools & books,
      two books excepted & one Iron potrack.

      Item I give to my son John Shearmon one silver watch & two books of Bunyans
      works. One large & the other a small one.

      Item I give to my daughter Ellenor Meadows my riding chair & all the geer
      thereunto belonging.

      Item I give to my son in law Phillip Lewis one Negroe woman named Bet with
      her increase if any.. He paying two thirds of her value to my sons John
      Shearmon & Mishael Shearmon. Viz. One third part to each of them after the
      wench is valued by two honest men.

      Item I give to my son in law John Cash one Negroe girl named Nan which is
      now in his possession to him & his heirs forever.

      Item I give to my grand daughter Mercy Lewis wife of Thomas Lewis one
      Negroe girl named Amey to her & her heirs forever.

      Item I give, after the death or marriage of my said wife Catherine Shearmon
      all the rest of my stock household goods & estate whatever that has not yet
      been given away to my sons John Shearmon & Mishael Shearmon to be equally
      divided between them two and lastly I do nominate & appoint my son in law
      Philip Lewis and Mishael Shearmon Executors of my will. In witness whereof
      I have hereunto set my hand & seal this twenty fourth day of March A. D.
      one thousand seven hundred & eighty four

      Signed, sealed published & declared
      In the presence of
      William Gill John (his mark) Shearmon
      Elizabeth (her mark) Parker
      Priscilla (her mark) Badget
      James (his mark) Brinkley


      Whereas I john Shearmon Sen. Of the County of Granville & State of North
      Carolina made the above will on the twentyfourth day of March last & therein
      did not leave nor give anything to my son in law Thomas Goss & am not fully
      satisfied with that part of my will and it is my desire that the before
      mentioned and former will as far as it respects my wife Catherine Shearmon,
      Mishael Shearmon, John Shearmon, Ellenor Meadows, Philip Lewis, John Cash,
      Mercy Lewis, Sarah Lewis and John Shearmon & Mishael Shearmon remain in
      full force but I do give 7 bequeath to the above said Thomas Goss five
      shillings current money to him & his heirs forever & it is my desire that
      this be esteemed a codecil or an amendment to the former will this fourth
      day of April one thousand seven hundred & eighty four.

      Signed & acknowledged in presence of John (his mark) Shearmon

      William Gill
      Priscilla (her mark) Badget
      Elisabeth (her mark) Parker
      James (his mark) Brinkley


      Granville Co., May Court A D 1784 This will & Codecil of John Shearmon Sen.
      Was duly proved by the oaths of William Gill, Priscilla Badget & Elisabeth
      Parker and ordered to be recorded. Then Philip Lewis & Mishael Shearmon
      qualified as Executors to the said will.

      Teste Reuben Scarey, C.C.

      Granville Co., Wills 1772-1954, Vol 1, p 402-3-4.
    • (Research):Bastardy Bonds North Carolina

      Shearman Squire 1808 p. 88
      Shearman Jamie 1808 p. 89
      Shearman Michael
      Granville Co; all are bondsmen


      Are any of these people connected to Darcus Shearman?

  • Sources 
    1. [S17] Marriage Bonds: North Carolina, 1741-1868, (Index to Marriage Bonds Filed in the NC State Archives. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Division of Archives & History, 1977), http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4802. (Reliability: 3).
      Bride: Darcas Shearman
      Groom: Absalom Strutton
      Bond Date: 25 Oct 1806
      County: Wilkes
      Record # 02 236
      Bondsman: John Kerbo
      Witnes: Wm. B. Lenoir
      Bond #: 000167566