John Rhea

John Rhea

Male 1772 - 1839

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  • Name  John Rhea 
    Born  23 Feb 1772  , Augusta, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Buried  Feb 1839  Rhea Cemetery-Fayetteville, Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  5 Feb 1839  , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I8977  All Family Connections
    Last Modified  7 Apr 2012 

    Father  Archibald Rhea,   b. 1720, , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1804, , Amherst, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Jean McCausland,   b. Abt 1725,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Abt 1775  , , VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F6303  Group Sheet

    Family  Sarah Harris,   b. 24 Dec 1776,   d. 19 Aug 1847, , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  8 Mar 1797  , Grainger, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Altamira Rhea,   b. 1800,   d. 26 Sep 1860, , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Pleasant Vincent Rhea,   b. 1803, , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1864, , Washington, AR, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary M. B. Rhea,   b. May 1808, , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1877, , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Frances Glenn Rhea,   b. Abt 1811,   d. 27 Aug 1831, , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. William Bryson Rhea,   b. 20 May 1814, , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1861, , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Sarah Ann Rhea,   b. 11 Apr 1816, , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1859, , , TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Brice M. Garner Rhea,   b. 20 Sep 1818, , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1852, , , TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Susan M. Rhea,   b. 12 Sep 1820, , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1853, , , TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  7 Apr 2012 
    Family ID  F6309  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
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      Lincoln County, Tennessee Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Minute Book, 1810
      «/b»p. 2 26 Feb 1810 John Rhea elected County Treasurer
      p. 11 20 Jun 1810 John Rhea named venireman
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      of Grainger County
      First settlement of Grainger County was begun about 1785, along the valley south of Clinch Mountain, at the head of Flat Creek. Some of the first settlers were some who had resided originally in what is still Hawkins county. A prominent pioneer, James Ore, located at a place known as Oresville, about one mile east of Bean Station, near the close of the 18th century.
      The act creating Grainger County was passed on April 22, 1796, and the boundaries were described as follows: "Beginning on the main road leading from Bull's Gap to Hayne's Iron Works, on Mosey Creek, at the house of 'Felps' Read,; running a course to the Kentucky road on the north side of Holston River, then north fifty degrees west to the Virginia line, then west with said line to a point northwest of the end of Clinch Mountain, and to a ridge dividing Richland and Flat Creeks to Holston River at the upper end of the first bluff above Boyles' old place, then up the course of the river to the mouth of Panther Creek to near the houme of John Evans.
      The county court was organized on June 13, 1796 at the home of Benjamin McCarty, who lived approximately 2 miles below Rutledge. The magistrates present at this first court were ThomasHenderson, Elijah Chisum, James Blair, John Estes, Phelps Read, Benjamin McCarty, James Moore, John Bowen, John Kidwell, John Sims, William Thompson and Major Lea. This group elected the following officers:
      «tab» Ambrose Yancey, Clerk of the Court
      «tab»Martin Ashburn, Sheriff
      «tab»Phelps Read, Register
      «tab»John Estes, Ranger
      «tab»James Moore, Coroner
      The Constables appointed were:
      «tab» Reuben White
      «tab»William Smith
      «tab»Samuel Cox
      «tab»John Russell
      «tab»John Rhea
      «tab»Eliza Davis
      «tab»John Hibbert
      The location of the seat of justice caused much difficulty, and was not permanently settled until 1801, in Rutledge. Meanwhile the court was held at various places: John Bunch's, Martin Asburns', Mitchell's Spring, and occasionally at a place on the north side of Clinch Mountain. The first courthouse was completed in 1801, near the site of the present courthouse, and was erected by Francis Mayberry.
      In 1830 the population of Rutledge was given as 150, and it was made up of one school, one church, three stores, two taverns, two hatters, two blacksmiths, one saddler, and two tanners.
      The county academy, known as Madison Academy, was in operation about 1842, and the first building stood on a bluff south of the town. In 1865, a new two-story frame building was erected on a lot just east of the town.
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      International Genealogical Index™ v5.0«b»International Genealogical Index«/b» «b»1.«/b» John S. Rhea - International Genealogical Index - North America
      Gender: Male Birth: 23 FEB 1776 , Augusta, Virginia Death: 05 FEB 1839 , Lincoln, Tennessee Burial: Rhea Cemetery, Fayetteville, Lincoln, Tennessee
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      Will of John Rhea proved Mar 1839, Lincoln Co., TN
      Will of Sally Rhea signed 13 jun 1844, proved Sept Term 1847 Lincoln Co., TN
      Will of B.M.G. Rhea signed 5 Jul 1852, proved Aug Term 1852 Lincoln Co., TN
      Unpublished Court Records of Lincoln County, Tennessee
      Guardian & Settlement Records, 1838-1853:
      Settlements of Administration and Executors, 1847-1855

      Goodspeed's 1889 History of Washington County/pg. 1009-1010

      "Bulletin Series" Washington County Historical Society, Fayetteville, AR Bulletin #3 titled "Thirty Years in Arkansaw" by Rev. J.H. RHEA, 1896
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      «/i»Lincoln County, Tennessee Will Book 1827-1850, p 157-160
      I, John Rhea, of the County of Lincoln & state of Tennessee, do make, ordain & publish the following as my last will and Testament.
      First, It is my will & desire that my Just debts (which I have taken especial care, shall be few in number & small in amount) shall be settled & paid out of my personal estate as speedily as possible.
      Second, I give & desire to my son William B. Rhea all that part of my tract of land with its appurtenances situated in said County of Lincoln, lying on the waters of Norris Creek & bounded as follows: to wit, Beginning in the east boundary of my said tract of land twenty poles south of a dry branch or creek, which runs through old Wm. Shaws land, from thence to run a direct line westwardly down said branch or creek & paralel with the general course thereof so far that by running northwardly will run with the direction of the east line of the ferrel of the large field next to & adjoining Wm. Moffitts farm, to where a cross fence joins the same, thence westwardly to a cherry tree, latedly marked J.R. thence due north to William Moffitts line thence with his line east to my North East Corner thence South with my east boundary line to the beginning, I also give & bequeath to my son Wm. B. Rhea a negro boy, now in his possession named, Isaac.
      Third, I give & desire to my beloved wife Sally Rhea, the use of my dwelling house with all the buildings & appurtenances thereto belonging, together with all that part of my tract of land lying east of Main Norris Creek, not devised to William B.. Rhea, which said tract of land embraces my said dwelling house & out Houses, during her natural life. It is further my will & desire that the profits & benefits arising from my farm so devised to my wife Sally Rhea shall go to the support & maintenance of her & my three children, namely, Mary B. Rhea, Susan M. Rhea & Brice M. G. Rhea, so long as they shall remain with their mother in the same manner as if I were living. It is also my will & desire that after my said son Brice M. G. Rhea shall arrive at the age of twenty one years, provided he shall not marry before that period, that he still remain with his mother, if she should then be living, and aid & assist her in carrying on the farm. But uf my said son should he be desirous he may at his option have & occupy all my said farm except a fifteen acre field in the forks of the creek, & a Twenty acre field adjoining Wm. Soloman (commonly called the cotton field) which is set apart for my wife Sally Rhea during her natural life, together wit the orchard & orchard field with all the Houses on said farm. It is also my will & desire that my grand daughter Frances E. Smith shall remain with her grand mother & be supported & maintained from the proceeds of the farm, but in case her father should take her way, then that support & maintenance to cease. I also give & devise to my wife Sally Rhea during her natural life or until my son Brice M. G. Rhea shall arrive at age [?] the following negroes, to wit, Harry, Lewis, Manuel, Grace & her child Chaney & her increase who are to remain & be kept on the farm or hired out as my said wife shall think best & the profits & benefits arising from said negroes are in like manner to go to the maintenance of my said wife & Mary B., Susan M., Brice M.G. Rhea & my grand daughter Frances E. Smith. I further give & bequeath to my wife Sally Rhea all my stock of every description & my farming utensils, household & kitchen furniture of every description, with full power & authority to give, devise & convey sich part thereof to such of my children as she may think proper, or to sell & dispose of the same or any part thereof for her or their benefit.
      Fourth, I give & desire to my son Brice M.G. Rhea, all that part of my tract of land lying on the east side of main Norris Creek & not devised to William B. Rhea, subject nevertheless, to the life estate of my wife as herein before states.
      Fifth, It is my will and desire that all that part of my tract of land lying on the west side of Norris Creek be sold upon a credit of one & two years or rented out & the proceeds thereof to be equally divided between my daughter Allamira Isom for her use & her children by James Isom, Sally Ann Broyles, Mary B. Rhea & Susan M. Rhea.
      Sixth, I give & bequeath to my daughter Mary B. Rhea my negro boys, Ned & Tom.
      Seventh, I give & bequeath to my daughter Susan M. Rhea my negor boy named Robert, & negro girl named Nancy. It is my wish & desire that the before named negroes, Ned & Tom & Robert & Nancy remain with my wife Sally & be under control & management during her natural life or until my said daughters Mary B. & Susan M. shall marry, & then each said negroes to be delivered over to them, respectively. I also give & bequeath to my daughter Susan M. Rhea a young bay mare I got from Jonia Burrow.
      Eighth, I give & bequeath to my son Pleasant V. Rhea a negro boy named Peter.
      Ninth, I give & bequeath to my daughter Allamira Isom & her children by James Isom, a negro boy named Caswell.
      Tenth, I give & bequeath to my son Brice M.G. Rhea my negro men named Harry & Manuel, which negroes it is my will he shall possession of at the death of my wife, or at his arising at the age of twenty one years.
      Eleventh, I give & bequeath to my daughter Sally Ann Broyles a negro woman named Harriet & her child named Walker & her increase.
      Twelfth, I give & bequeath to my two grand children Rufus K. Smith & Frances E. Smith, a negro girl named Mary & her child Dorcas & their increase, to remain in possession of my wife & be under her control & management during her life or until they shall arrive at the age of twenty one years, to be hired out or remain on the farm & to be under her control & management & at her death if they or either of them should be living my son, William shall have & take charge & management of said negroes. I give to my son Wm. B. Rhea my blacksmith tools. I give & bequeath to my grand children Rufus K. Smith & Frances E. Smith one hundred dollars each to be loaned out upon interest and the same applied to their schooling & other necessary expenses, and the principal paid over to them as they shall severally arise at the age of twenty one years. I give & bequeath to my daughter Mary B. Rhea my negro boy named Ransom, I also give her my roan horse called Blue Skin. I give & bequeath to my daughter Susan M. Rhea, my negro boy named Isaac. I give & bequeath to my daughter Allamira, three hundred dollars to be held & paid over by my executor as she may need it. It is my will that the grain & forage now on hand remain & be for the use of the family. Upon the death of my wife it is my will that the four following negroes be equally divided between my sons, Pleasant V., Wm. B., Brice M.G., & my daughters, Mary B., Susan M., Sally Ann, & Allamira & my grand children, Rufus K. Smith & Frances E. Smith, that portion of said Allamira to be for use and benefit of her children by James Isom, to wit Lewis, Grace, Dave & Chaney, & the increase, if any. I give to my son Brice M.G. my still. I give to my son William, one hundred & thirty seven dollars & 50cts. due from Henderson Robertson. I give to my daughter --- one hundred dollars due from Joseph Hinkle. I give to my daughter Sally Ann Broyles one hundred dollars due from James M. Collins. I give to my daughter Susan one hundred dollars, due from Joseph Miller. I give to my wife Sally Rhea five hundred dollars.
      It is my will that the residue of my money, notes & all property or things not herein before specially disposed of, be converted into money, & the same place in such bank as my Executor shall think best & the principal & interest to be equally divided among all my children at such tim & in such terms as my said Executor shall think best for the interest & benefit of my said children. I hereby nominate & appoint James Bright, as Executor of this my last will & Testament, revoking all former wills by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal, this 29th day of December 1838. Signed. sealed & published in presence of
      Andrew Buchanan John Rhea, {seal}
      Hugh Shaw
      Charles McKinney
      This will was proved at the March Term 1839, of the County Court.

  • Sources 
    1. [S338] Tennessee Marriages to 1825, Dodd, Jordan, (Provo, Utah, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1997. Original data: Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in Tennessee.) (Reliability: 3).
      Spouse 1: Harris, Sarah Spouse 2: Rhea, John Marriage Date: 8 Mar 1797 Marriage Location: Tennessee
      Grainger County