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The children of Dr. John Rutledge and Sarah Hext were John (1739), Andrew 
(1740), Thomas (1741), Sarah (1742, Hugh(1745), Mary (1747), and Edward (1749).? 
Sarah married John Mathews and Mary married Roger Moore Smith.? 

Robert Missroon
Savannah, GA 


From: Kermit Rutledge <KDRutledge@webtv.net>
Sent: Mon, 6 Oct 2008 11:00 am
Subject: [RUTLEDGE] Penelope Rutledge




From: nioio@gate.net(JimR) 

Subject:  Penelope Rutledge 

Does anyone have info on Penelope Rutledge born 1728 as being a daughter
to Dr. John Rutledge father of the signers she married Abraham Rutledge
son of Michael & Hannah on Oct 13 1747 in St Paul's Balt MD 
thanks in Advance 
Jimr
++++++++++++++++++++++++

Jim, Dr. John Rutledge didn't marry until 1738, so if Penelope was
born in 1728...?  Also, in Dr. John's will [dated 1750] his daughters
named were Sarah and Mary.>>>

Kermit Rutledge



Hi folks,
 
Can anybody claim any of these folks?
 
Cyndi in Baltimore
 
    _RUTLEDGE, B  H_ (
http://www.researchonline.net/sccw/rosters/4thsc.htm)
SC 4th Infantry Battalion Reserves  FI   _RUTLEDGE, B.  H._

(http://www.researchonline.net/sccw/hist0004.htm)  SC Ordinance of Secession    _RUTLEDGE,  B._

(http://www.researchonline.net/sccw/rosters/haminfb.htm)  SC- Hampton's
Legion Infantry  B   _Rutledge,  B.C._

(http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit105.htm)  SC 2nd Infantry Regiment Rifles  A   _Rutledge,  B.H._
 

(http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit74.htm)  SC 4th Cavalry Regiment  F&S   _Rutledge,  B.S._
 

(http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit2.htm)  SC 1st Artillery Regiment  F  
_Rutledge,  Barney_ (
http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit105.htm)  SC 2nd
Infantry Regiment Rifles  A   _Rutledge,  Barnly C._
 

(http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit105.htm)  SC 2nd Infantry Regiment Rifles  A   _RUTLEDGE, Captain
B. H._ ()  SC 1st Cavalry Regiment  A   _Rutledge,  J.E._
 

(http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit127a.htm)  SC 7th Infantry Battalion  D   _Rutledge, 
J.E._

(http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit160.htm)  SC 27th Infantry Regiment 
D   _Rutledge,  J.H._ (
http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit129.htm)  SC 7th
Infantry Regiment  K   _Rutledge,  James H._
 

(http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit105.htm)  SC 2nd Infantry Regiment Rifles  A   _Rutledge, John  Berry_
 

(http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit115.htm)  4th Regiment, South Carolina
Infantry  E   _Rutledge, John  Berry_
 

(http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit115.htm)  SC 4th Infantry Regiment  E   _Rutledge,  R.S._
 

(http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit2.htm)  SC 1st Artillery Regiment  F   _Rutledge,  Robert S._
 

(http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit98.htm)  SC 1st Infantry Regiment
(Orr's Rifles)  C   _RUTLEDGE,  Robert_
 

(http://www.researchonline.net/sccw/rosters/1stbutf.htm)  SC 1st Infantry Regiment (Butlers) -  F   _Rutledge,  William
F._

(http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit127a.htm)  SC 7th Infantry
Battalion  D   _Rutledge,  William F._

 (http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit136.htm)
 SC 9th Infantry Regiment  F&S   _Rutlege,  B.C._

(http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit105.htm)  SC 2nd Infantry Regiment Rifles  A   _Rutlege,  J.H._


(http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit105.htm)  SC 2nd Infantry Regiment Rifles
 A   _Rutlidge,  R._

(http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit136.htm)  SC 9th
Infantry Regiment  A   _Rutlin,  George_

(http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit4a.htm)  SC 2nd Artillery Regiment  I   _Rutllegge,  John H._

(http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit155.htm)  22nd Regiment, South Carolina Infantry  D

http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/index/index223.htm_

(http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/index/index223.htm

RUTLEDGE MOST WANTED - "Brick Wall" listings:
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~donkelly/index.htm
Contact Don Kelly at ocollaugh@comcast.net to add your "brick wall" ancestor.
 


http://www.famousamericans.net/

[Edward] Rutledge married the wealthy daughter of Henry Middleton,
Henrietta, and subsequently built a home across the street from the
house of his brothers John and Hugh. Ned [Edward] was nearly bald
despite his age and "inclining toward corpulency", entered into public
life in 1774, when he was elected to the First Continental Congress,
with the help of his brother John and his father-in-law, who were both
respected politicians. Members of the plantation aristocracy entered
prominently into public life at an amazingly early age, and young
Rutledge was a member of congress before he was twenty-five.

However, he did not make too favorable an impression at this first
meeting. He excited the scorn of John Adams, never an admirer of the
South Carolinians, who wrote in his diary "Young Ned Rutledge is a
perfect Bob-o-Lincoln-a swallow, a sparrow, a peacock; excessively
vain, excessively weak, and excessively variable and unsteady; jejeune,
inane, and puerile."
 


History of Williamsburg Co. South Carolina 1788 page 143
It was decided to allow until April 16 1789 to others to present claims to 
titles to town lots and on that day to sell those claimed. Seven lots were 
claimed under original grants April 16 1789 as follows.
Date
1735 Andrew Rutledge...........heirs    Thomas Frierson,  Isaac Knight Lot
#184
 


NEW FROM COUNTY CAVAN IRELAND:

By The Rev Benjamin B. Smith

JOHN AND EDWARD RUTLEDGE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, A book by Professor James Haw, whetted the appetites of my wife and myself for a trip to Ireland. Dr. John Rutledge, my great-great-great-great-great grandfather, was a native of Ireland. He was the father of two South Carolina governors, John Rutledge, a signer of the U.S. Constitution, and his younger brother, Edward Rutledge, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The elder John Rutledge had followed his older brother, Andrew Rutledge, from Ireland to South Carolina. Andrew, an attorney, arrived around 1730, and John, a physician, a few years later. In South Carolina, they married well: Andrew married Sarah Boone, the daughter of Capt. John Boone of Boone Hall Plantation, the widow of planter Hugh Hext. Dr. John married Andrew's fourteen-year-old stepdaughter, Sarah Boone Hext. Both marriages gave the young Rutledges considerable property.

The first sentence in Dr. Haw's book states "Little is known of John and Edward Rutledges European ancestry." Dr. Haw wrote "The are said" to have owned land in County Cavan, "in Ballymagied, near Baronlog," Ireland. His footnotes cite "Notes from Anna Wells Rutledge, Aug. 4, 1977" in the Rutledge File, South Carolina Historical Society. That gave us a target. Go to Ireland and find information about the Irish background of the Rutledge family.

We discovered an opportunity when we received in the mail an International Elderhostel catalogue, which listed a late summer 1999 offering of a two-week course in Irish genealogy in Ireland. The time was right and, as both my wife and myself had Irish ancestors, we signed up.

The Internet is a rich source for genealogical information, and is one of the main reasons for the current boom in amateur genealogical research. The web page for the Irish Tourist Board lists a number of sites for genealogical information, including the County Cavan Heritage and Genealogy Centre. I wrote them requesting information on the Rutledges prior to 1730. They e-mailed back that they had no records that early.

But in another e-mail, they mentioned that a couple of years before, a retired senator named Simpson, from Cody, Wyoming, had visited Cavan to research the same family; his wife had Rutledge ancestors. I found the Cody Chamber of Commerce web page, and e-mailed them for information on this Senator Simpson. They responded promptly, with the name and address of retired U.S. Senator Alan K. Simpson. I wrote him requesting any information he may have found in County Cavan.

The evening before we were to leave for Ireland, I received a telephone call. The female voice said, "Ben, this is your cousin, Ann Simpson." She said she would send me a fax with information, but insisted that I telephone a relative of hers in Los Angeles who had a wealth of Rutledge information from his visit to County Cavan. Her relative's wife answered the phone, and when I mentioned the name "Rutledge," she told me he was visiting his parents in Cape Cod, and there was a Rutledge cousin from Ireland visiting them. I tried calling Cape Cod, but there was no answer.

The next morning, an hour before driving to the airport, I tried once more, spoke to the person from Los Angeles, who then put Noelle Rutledge on the telephone. She was the last of the Rutledges born on the Rutledge farm in County Cavan. She gave me her daughter's telephone number in a suburb of Belfast, and I promised to call her when we arrived. I was elated; she sounded charming, and we made connections. Our target seemed within reach.

Our first week in Ireland was spent in Galway on Ireland's west coast, walking streets that still follow their ancient medieval courses, and where parts of the ancient walls and towers still survive. We viewed the Lynch and Blake Castles, and wondered if they belonged to forebears of South Carolina families of the same names. We spent most of our time in lectures, on Irish history economics, the Potato Famine and the resulting mass exodus from Ireland, the keys to genealogical research, and the complex subject of Irish names. "Rutledge," we learned, was definitely an English surname perhaps originating in the English County Rutland, in the Midlands - the smallest county in England. We made side trips to castles and manor houses and ancient monasteries, and went by ferry to spend a beautiful sunny day in the bleak Aran Islands.

From Galway I phoned the County Cavan Heritage and Genealogy Centre, and learned that there was no such place as "Ballymagied" in County Cavan, but there was a "Ballymagirril"; perhaps someone had corrupted the spelling from an old hand-written record. The Rutledges in Ballymagirril had attended the Templeport Church, and the Killyran School; Ann Simpson had faxed me that information. But she was descended from a William Rutledge, who had emigrated to Australia in the 1820s. Were we really cousins?

I also learned from the Cavan Centre that a retired Roman Catholic bishop in the town of Cavan was researching the Rutledges from Ballymagirril. I called him, and was told that there were no Rutledges in Ballymagirril prior to 1801, but that land in County Cavan, in the Parish of Dubally, had been granted to Rutledges in 1610, but they had never occupied it.

Our second week was spent in Dublin, in the Irish National Library and the Irish National Archives. Most of the old Irish records, church registers, deeds, wills, had been destroyed by fire when the General Post Office in Dublin was burned in the Easter Uprising of 1916, and the Four Courts (including the Public Records Office) in Dublin was shelled and burned in 1922 during the Irish Civil War.

We found a microfiche of an 1849 large scale Ordnance Map, and learned that Ballymagirril was a Townland of about 155 acres. We considered hiring a car and driving to County Cavan, but our genealogy consultant suggested that would be a waste of time, because the records were in Dublin. We hit a dead end; try as hard as we could, we found no information on the Rutledges of County Cavan.

Our genealogy consultant suggested one last hope. Since Andrew Rutledge had studied law at the Inns of Court in London, we could seek from the National Library a book of records of admission to the Inns. The four Inns of Court, dating back to the fourteenth century, have exclusive right of admission of candidates to the English bar, where young men serve a four year apprenticeship to study law. The National Library had records of two of the four Inns, Grays Inn and the Inner Temple. They were interesting, because for each student admitted his Townland and his father's name was listed. We found no South Carolina names listed in either record.

We knew that both John and Edward Rutledge, the governors, had been members of the Middle Temple in London, and thought it likely they would have followed the footsteps of their Uncle Andrew. But there was no record of admissions to the Middle Temple (so named because the buildings originally belonged to the Knights Templars), in either the National Library or the Trinity College Library in Dublin. We had hit another dead end.

But the Elderhostel was well run, and we had learned a great deal. Ireland was lovely and the weather was good; we had not met our target, but would continue our work from home.

Back home in South Carolina, again on the Internet, I found the web page for the Middle Temple Library, and wrote to the librarian seeking possible information on Andrew Rutledge, who might have

Studied there. And on October 13, 1999, I received a reply from the librarian. Yes, Andrew Rutledge was admitted to the Middle Temple on February 1st, 1726. Yes, his home was in Ireland, and his father's name was listed. Not from Ballymagirril, County Cavan. His admission record reads:

"Andrew Rutledge, son and heir of Thomas R [utledge], late of Callan, County Kilkenny, Ireland, esq., decd."

Callan, County Kilkenny is in the South of Ireland, about 65 miles Southwest of Dublin. It is an area settled by the English beginning with the Norman Conquest of Ireland in the eleventh century. The name of the father of Andrew Rutledge and his brother Dr. John Rutledge was Thomas Rutledge, the grandfather of the distinguished John and Edward Rutledge, founders and governors of the State of South Carolina and significant founders of the American Republic.

Andrew Rutledge was perhaps the first of the South Carolina members of the Middle Temple. His nephews, John, Edward, and Hugh, and others sons of South Carolina - including Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Charles Pinckney, Arthur Middleton, Thomas Lynch, Jr., and Thomas Heyward, Jr. - followed him to the Middle Temple for their legal education in London. Four of these South Carolina Middle Templars signed the Declaration of Independence.

The record of the admission of Andrew Rutledge, with his father's name and his birthplace, has been kept in the Library of the Middle Temple for 273 years. The riddle of the Rutledge Irish origins had finally been resolved.

Now we have reason to return to lovely Ireland to see what more we can uncover about the history of this fascinating and distinguished American patriot family. The County Cavan suggestion led us to the North, rather than the South, of Ireland. As many genealogists know, we learn by trial and


 ABBEYVILLE:

Question? Do you know who this Reason was married to and who his offspring
were?  My gggrandfather Benjamin was supposedly the son of a Reason
Rutledge, but I haven't found such a link in print.  Benjamin was born in
Abbeville, SC, and is buried here in Haralson County, GA.  His brothers and
sisters, mother and father, were known to have been in Campbell County, GA
in the 1800's.  This might be the crack in a brick wall I've been searching
for . Thank you, Carol Rutledge.
 


 Hey, Roz, since no one else responded, I'll give it a shot.

 I believe the Joseph Rutledge who married Mary Hearn is a descendant of
 "Hanging Rock John" of Camden, SC (and later Fairfield and Kershaw).

 Joseph's father was John Rutledge, who is reportedly buried at Haynes
 Creek, Gwinnett County, GA.

 John was the son of Reason Rutledge, who was the son of "Hanging Rock
 John".

 Joseph and Mary (Hearn) Rutledge had a son, John, who died in 1852 and
 is also buried at Haynes Creek, Gwinnett County.

 John T. Cupit surmised in his book that "Hanging Rock John" was the son
 of John and Margaret (Dalton) Rutledge, and the grandson of William
 Rutledge, of Bucks County, PA.  If true, this line went from PA to VA to
 SC, and eventually, elsewhere.

 Kermit Rutledge
 


ABBEYVILLE:

From: gjarrell@pivot.net(Gloria Jarrell)

1. William Rutledge was born 1771 in Virginia, and died BEF 1820.

He was the son of 2. John Rutledge and 3. Elizabeth Grimke.

He married Matilda King ABT 1790 in Virginia, daughter of Peter King.
She was born 1775 in North Carolina, and died BEF 12 NOV 1844 in Barry,
Missouri. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Gloria, allow me to offer the following for your consideration.  Then
you can draw your own conclusions.

~Southern Historical Magazine:~

John Rutledge and Elizabeth Grimke had issue:  [Total: 10]

William Rutledge, b. 17__, died __1822; married Sep. 12 1797, Ann Grimke
Coslett (St. Phillips Register, No. 2).  She was his cousin, being the
daughter of Hon. Charles Matthews Coslett, an assistant Judge for SC,
and Ann Grimke, youngest daughter of John Paul Grimke, jeweller.  (SC
Gazette, Dec. 24, 1772).  The original marriage settlement was dated
Sep. 11, 1797, Mrs. Ann Coslett, widow, and Edward Rutledge, Trustees. 

William Rutledge and Ann Coslett had one child, Nancy, baptized Aug. 3,
1798 (St Phillips Register No. 2) who died young. 

A deed dated 22Feb1802, recites the marriage settlement of William
Rutledge and Ann Grimke, his wife; Hon. John F. Grimke and Mrs. Ann
Coslett, trustees;
states purchase by William and Ann Rutledge from Hon. Hugh Rutledge,
executor of Mrs. Sarah Rutledge, of a plantation in Christ Church Parish
[SC].

William Rutledge made his Will 12Mar1822, proved 29May1822.  Leaves his
brother Frederick Rutledge, Esq., all of his estate.  Requests to be
buried in St. Michael's Church yard [Charleston, SC] by the side of his
wife, Ann Coslett Rutledge.


Kermit Rutledge
 


WILLIAMSBURG:

History of Williamsburg Co. South Carolina 1788 page 143
It was decided to allow until April 16 1789 to others to present claims to 
titles to town lots and on that day to sell those claimed. Seven lots were 
claimed under original grants April 16 1789 as follows.
Date 1735 Andrew Rutledge...........heirs    Thomas Frierson,  Isaac Knight Lot #184
 


GREENVILLE mostly


My Rutledge ancestors as I know it. I have had to make a leap at Sudie C.  I
can' t put my hands on it right now. But, I know I have seen a census with 
Philip Spencer Rutledge's daughter of the right age being Susan rather than 
Sarah. I have also seen Terry Taylor Beacham's spouse as Sudie C. Hutledge. You 
input is most welcome.
tbeacham@aol.com
My great grandfather was Terry Taylor Beacham of Greenville, Abbyville,  SC.
He was married to Susan Caroline/Sudie C. Rutledge. Sudie’s line is as 
follows:
Philip Spencer Rutledge b. 1816 Greenville, Greenville, SC
Mary Ann Green  m. 1836  SC
Children 
Martha  b. 1839 Greenville,  Greenville, SC d. 1929 Miami, Dade, FL
Benjamin C. b 1842 SC
James b 1843 SC
Mary b. 1846 SC
Eliza Anna b. 1847 SC
Virginia b. 1850 SC
Sarah b. 1853 SC (I have long suspected that Sarah and my Sudie C are the 
same)
William b. 1855 SC
Philip’s Father
J. Paschal Rutldedge b. abt 1787 Abbeville, SC m. 1810 SC d. abt 1870  Perry,
AL
Mary Lester b. 1790 Greenville, Greenville, SC d. 1868 Perry,  AL
Children
Perry W. b 1812 Greenville, Greenville, SC
Paschal b. 1812 Abbeville, SC
Phillip Spencer b. 1816 Greenville, Greenville, SC
Phillip b. 1820 Greenville, Greenville, SC
Eliza A b. 1823 Greenville, Greenville, SC
James Henry b. 1825 Abbeville, SC d. Ripley, Tippah, MS
Mary L. b 1827 Greenville, Greenville, SC
Elizabeth b. 1829 SC d 1868
J. Paschal’s Father
Joseph Rutledge b. abt 1744 Amelia, VA m. abt 1765 Amelia, VA d. 1813 
Greenville,SC
Mary Atkins or Paschal b. abt 1745 Amelia, VA d 1819 Greenville  SC
Children
Thomas b abt 1766 Prince Edward, VA
Nancy b. 1768 Prince Edward, VA
Kiah male b. abt 1770 Prince Edward, VA
Joseph or Jr b. 1771 Prince Edward, VA d. 1843 Monroe,  MS
Robert b. abt 1774 Prince Edward, VA
James b abt 1778 Prince Edward, VA
Blanks b. abt 1779 Prince Edward, VA
Polly A b. abt 1788 Prince Edward, VA
Spencer B. b abt 1790 Prince Edward, VA
Little Berry male b abt 1791 Prince Edward, VA d abt 1860 Pickens,  SC
Joseph’s Father
James Rutledge b bef 1711 VA m. 1732 Bristol Parrish,  Prince George, VA     
           Sarah d. 1743 Amelia, VA
 


Alston family.
Title:          Alston family papers, 1846-1902.
Description:   0.75 linear  ft.
3 v.
Notes:         Family of  Charleston and Georgetown County,  South
Carolina, descendants of William Alston (1756-1839),  the
first of the Alstons to use a single "l" (instead  of
Allston).
Thomas Pinckney Alston (1795-1861) married  Jane
Ladson Smith (1800-1823), daughter of John Rutledge Smith  and
Susan Elizabeth Ladson in 1820. After her death  Alston
married Susan Elisabeth Smith (sister of Jane Ladson  Smith,
Alston's first wife) in 1825. By his first wife he had  nine
children including Jacob Motte Alston (1821-1909). By  his
second wife he had ten children, including Mary Brewton  (b.
1827) who married James J. Waring in 1856; John  Rutledge
Smith Alston (b. 1835), Capt. Co. H, 21st Texas Cavalry;  and
Rebecca  Hayne.
The collection includes family letters,  a
cookbook, and genealogical and biographical materials on  the
Allston, Alston, Petigru, Pinckney, and Smith families  of
Georgetown and Charleston  area.
Included are the family letters (ca.  1846-1902)
of Thomas P. Alston (1795-1861) and his children with  many
letters by Alston to his daughter Mary Brewton Alston  Waring.
The letters concern family matters with scattered  comments
concerning politics, travel, and health concerns.  Also
included are other letters to Mary Brewton Alston Waring  from
Rebecca B. Hayne, sister of Thomas P. Alston, and Sue  Alston,
and letters of George H. Waring and John R. Alston  including
one (August 20, 1863) concerning the death of John  R.
Alston's child. Letters are from Pawley's Island, True  Blue
Plantation (Georgetown Co., S.C.), Charleston, S.C.,  Ga.,
Va., New York, and  elsewhere.
The collection also includes Jacob Motte  Alston's
reminiscences written in the form of a letter (ca. 1890s)  to
his grandson, Motte Alston Read. The recollections  center
mostly on the Georgetown are but also include descriptions  of
visits to Charleston,  S.C.
Other items include a copy of Thomas P.  Alston's
will (1859); a cookbook (ca. 1851-1871) of Emma Clara  Pringle
Alston of Fairfield Plantation (Georgetown Co., S.C.),  the
wife of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Alston and  sister-in-law
of Thomas P. Alston  (1795-1861).
Reminiscences of Jacob Motte Alston Published  as:
Childs, Arney R., ed. Rice Planter and Sportsman (USC  Press,
1953).
Cite as: Alston family. Alston family  papers,
1846-1902. (11/016-016B).
Subjects:      Alston,  Emma Clara Pringle,  1803-1889.
Alston, Jacob Motte,  1821-1909.
Alston, John Rutledge Smith, b.  1835.
Alston,  Sue.
Alston, Thomas Pinckney,  1795-1861.
Hayne, Rebecca  Brewton.
Read, Motte Alston,  1872-1920.
Waring, George H., fl.  1865.
Waring, Mary Brewton Alston, b.  1827.
Allston  family.
Alston  family.
Petigru  family.
Pinckney  family.
Smith  family.
Cookery -- South  Carolina.
Genealogy -- South  Carolina.
Charleston (S.C.) -- History --  Sources.
Georgetown County (S.C.) -- History --  Sources.
South Carolina -- History --  Sources.
South Carolina -- Politics and  government.
South Carolina -- Social life and  customs.
Cookbooks.  aat
Letters (correspondence)  aat
Genealogies.  aat
Reminiscences.  aat
Wills. aat
Control No.:   ocm32144039 


Hi Peter,
I wrote a lengthy reply to your question, but the electricity went out for a
while in the neighborhood and I couldn't recover it. Essentially it was that
from what I have there was no member of the "Signer" family named George who
came to America. There definitely was no George who was brother to the signers
John and Edward. If you have info that Dr. John and Andrew had a brother named
George whose descendants came to America I would be interested in the
genealogy. What I have I cannot swear is accurate:
 
 1. George Rutledge of Griffinrath, County Kildare, Ireland. His will dtd.
1671 Office of 
        Arms, Dublin
 2. Edward Thomas Rutledge m. Elizabeth Graem Rutledge of Grove, County
        Kilkenny. Edward's will dtd. 1725. Elizabeth was the daughter of Sir
Andrew
        Graem of Glencairn.
 3. Andrew who came to Charleston in 1730 and Dr. John who came in 1735

Keith Rutledge
 


http://www.famousamericans.net/

[Edward] Rutledge married the wealthy daughter of Henry Middleton,
Henrietta, and subsequently built a home across the street from the
house of his brothers John and Hugh. Ned [Edward] was nearly bald
despite his age and "inclining toward corpulency", entered into public
life in 1774, when he was elected to the First Continental Congress,
with the help of his brother John and his father-in-law, who were both
respected politicians. Members of the plantation aristocracy entered
prominently into public life at an amazingly early age, and young
Rutledge was a member of congress before he was twenty-five.

However, he did not make too favorable an impression at this first
meeting. He excited the scorn of John Adams, never an admirer of the
South Carolinians, who wrote in his diary "Young Ned Rutledge is a
perfect Bob-o-Lincoln-a swallow, a sparrow, a peacock; excessively
vain, excessively weak, and excessively variable and unsteady; jejeune,
inane, and puerile."
=================================

Chill, John!!  Now, where's my dictionary?
I think he may have misspelled "jejune"? <BIG grin


Kermit Rutledge

 


Hi folks,
 
Can anybody claim any of these folks?
 
Cyndi in Baltimore
 
    _RUTLEDGE, B  H_ (
http://www.researchonline.net/sccw/rosters/4thsc.htm)
SC 4th Infantry Battalion Reserves  FI   _RUTLEDGE, B.  H._
(
http://www.researchonline.net/sccw/hist0004.htm)  SC Ordinance of Secession    _RUTLEDGE,  B._
(
http://www.researchonline.net/sccw/rosters/haminfb.htm)  SC- Hampton's
Legion Infantry  B   _Rutledge,  B.C._
(
http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit105.htm)  SC 2nd Infantry Regiment Rifles  A   _Rutledge,  B.H._
(
http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit74.htm)  SC 4th Cavalry Regiment  F&S   _Rutledge,  B.S._
(
http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit2.htm)  SC 1st Artillery Regiment  F  
_Rutledge,  Barney_ (
http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit105.htm)  SC 2nd
Infantry Regiment Rifles  A   _Rutledge,  Barnly C._
(
http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit105.htm)  SC 2nd Infantry Regiment Rifles  A   _RUTLEDGE, Captain
B. H._ ()  SC 1st Cavalry Regiment  A   _Rutledge,  J.E._
(
http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit127a.htm)  SC 7th Infantry Battalion  D   _Rutledge, 
J.E._ (
http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit160.htm)  SC 27th Infantry Regiment 
D   _Rutledge,  J.H._ (
http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit129.htm)  SC 7th
Infantry Regiment  K   _Rutledge,  James H._
(
http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit105.htm)  SC 2nd Infantry Regiment Rifles  A   _Rutledge, John  Berry_
(
http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit115.htm)  4th Regiment, South Carolina
Infantry  E   _Rutledge, John  Berry_
(
http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit115.htm)  SC 4th Infantry Regiment  E   _Rutledge,  R.S._
(
http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit2.htm)  SC 1st Artillery Regiment  F   _Rutledge,  Robert S._
(
http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit98.htm)  SC 1st Infantry Regiment
(Orr's Rifles)  C   _RUTLEDGE,  Robert_
(
http://www.researchonline.net/sccw/rosters/1stbutf.htm)  SC 1st Infantry Regiment (Butlers) -  F   _Rutledge,  William
F._ (
http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit127a.htm)  SC 7th Infantry
Battalion  D   _Rutledge,  William F._ (
http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit136.htm)
 SC 9th Infantry Regiment  F&S   _Rutlege,  B.C._
(
http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit105.htm)  SC 2nd Infantry Regiment Rifles  A   _Rutlege,  J.H._
(
http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit105.htm)  SC 2nd Infantry Regiment Rifles
 A   _Rutlidge,  R._ (
http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit136.htm)  SC 9th
Infantry Regiment  A   _Rutlin,  George_
(
http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit4a.htm)  SC 2nd Artillery Regiment  I   _Rutllegge,  John H._
(
http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/unit155.htm)  22nd Regiment, South Carolina Infantry  D
_http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/index/index223.htm_
(
http://ww.researchonline.net/sccw/index/index223.htm
 


R343 RUTLEDGE,  ANDREW            B530  BENNITT, REBECCA MRS        Jan 17 
1759
R343 RUTLEDGE,  ANDREW            G323  GADSDEN, ELIZABETH          Sep 29 
1767
R343 RUTLEDGE,  EDWARD            H642  HARLESTON,  JANE             Sep  05
1793
R343 RUTLEDGE,  EDWARD            H642  HARLESTON, JANE SMITH       Jan 14
1794
R343  RUTLEDGE,  ELIZA              L652 LAURENS, HENRY  JR           May 26 
1792
R343 RUTLEDGE, FREDERICK          H600 HORRY, HARRIOTT PINCKNE     Oct 11 1797
R343  RUTLEDGE,  HUGH               H260 HUGER, MARY GOLIGHTLY       Oct 04 
1788
R343 RUTLEDGE, JOHN  DR           H230 HEXT,  SARAH                  Dec 25
1738
R343 RUTLEDGE,  SARAH              M320 MATHEWS,  JOHN                May 01
1799
R343 RUTLEDGE,  WILLIAM           C243 COSLET,  ANNA GRIMKE         Sep 11
1797
R343  RUTLEDGE, WILLIAM            C243 COSSLET,  ANN                 Sep 12
1797
R343 RUTLEDGE,  WILLIAM           K520 KNOX,  JENET                  Apr 23
1741
File: SCMV053A.TXT Some 4,094 Marriages.
South Carolina  Mag. of Ancestral Research, Vol  5, # 3  (1675-1858)
 



History of Williamsburg Co. South Carolina 1788 page 143
It was decided to allow until April 16 1789 to others to present claims to 
titles to town lots and on that day to sell those claimed. Seven lots were 
claimed under original grants April 16 1789 as follows.
Date
1735 Andrew Rutledge...........heirs    Thomas Frierson,  Isaac Knight Lot
#184
 



HEXT, Charleston, SC.......also see EnglandBy The Rev Benjamin B. Smith

JOHN AND EDWARD RUTLEDGE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, A book by Professor James Haw, whetted the appetites of my wife and myself for a trip to Ireland. Dr. John Rutledge, my great-great-great-great-great grandfather, was a native of Ireland. He was the father of two South Carolina governors, John Rutledge, a signer of the U.S. Constitution, and his younger brother, Edward Rutledge, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The elder John Rutledge had followed his older brother, Andrew Rutledge, from Ireland to South Carolina. Andrew, an attorney, arrived around 1730, and John, a physician, a few years later. In South Carolina, they married well: Andrew married Sarah Boone, the daughter of Capt. John Boone of Boone Hall Plantation, the widow of planter Hugh Hext. Dr. John married Andrew's fourteen-year-old stepdaughter, Sarah Boone Hext. Both marriages gave the young Rutledges considerable property.

The first sentence in Dr. Haw's book states "Little is known of John and Edward Rutledges European ancestry." Dr. Haw wrote "The are said" to have owned land in County Cavan, "in Ballymagied, near Baronlog," Ireland. His footnotes cite "Notes from Anna Wells Rutledge, Aug. 4, 1977" in the Rutledge File, South Carolina Historical Society. That gave us a target. Go to Ireland and find information about the Irish background of the Rutledge family.

We discovered an opportunity when we received in the mail an International Elderhostel catalogue, which listed a late summer 1999 offering of a two-week course in Irish genealogy in Ireland. The time was right and, as both my wife and myself had Irish ancestors, we signed up.

The Internet is a rich source for genealogical information, and is one of the main reasons for the current boom in amateur genealogical research. The web page for the Irish Tourist Board lists a number of sites for genealogical information, including the County Cavan Heritage and Genealogy Centre. I wrote them requesting information on the Rutledges prior to 1730. They e-mailed back that they had no records that early.

But in another e-mail, they mentioned that a couple of years before, a retired senator named Simpson, from Cody, Wyoming, had visited Cavan to research the same family; his wife had Rutledge ancestors. I found the Cody Chamber of Commerce web page, and e-mailed them for information on this Senator Simpson. They responded promptly, with the name and address of retired U.S. Senator Alan K. Simpson. I wrote him requesting any information he may have found in County Cavan.

The evening before we were to leave for Ireland, I received a telephone call. The female voice said, "Ben, this is your cousin, Ann Simpson." She said she would send me a fax with information, but insisted that I telephone a relative of hers in Los Angeles who had a wealth of Rutledge information from his visit to County Cavan. Her relative's wife answered the phone, and when I mentioned the name "Rutledge," she told me he was visiting his parents in Cape Cod, and there was a Rutledge cousin from Ireland visiting them. I tried calling Cape Cod, but there was no answer.

The next morning, an hour before driving to the airport, I tried once more, spoke to the person from Los Angeles, who then put Noelle Rutledge on the telephone. She was the last of the Rutledges born on the Rutledge farm in County Cavan. She gave me her daughter's telephone number in a suburb of Belfast, and I promised to call her when we arrived. I was elated; she sounded charming, and we made connections. Our target seemed within reach.

Our first week in Ireland was spent in Galway on Ireland's west coast, walking streets that still follow their ancient medieval courses, and where parts of the ancient walls and towers still survive. We viewed the Lynch and Blake Castles, and wondered if they belonged to forebears of South Carolina families of the same names. We spent most of our time in lectures, on Irish history economics, the Potato Famine and the resulting mass exodus from Ireland, the keys to genealogical research, and the complex subject of Irish names. "Rutledge," we learned, was definitely an English surname perhaps originating in the English County Rutland, in the Midlands - the smallest county in England. We made side trips to castles and manor houses and ancient monasteries, and went by ferry to spend a beautiful sunny day in the bleak Aran Islands.

From Galway I phoned the County Cavan Heritage and Genealogy Centre, and learned that there was no such place as "Ballymagied" in County Cavan, but there was a "Ballymagirril"; perhaps someone had corrupted the spelling from an old hand-written record. The Rutledges in Ballymagirril had attended the Templeport Church, and the Killyran School; Ann Simpson had faxed me that information. But she was descended from a William Rutledge, who had emigrated to Australia in the 1820s. Were we really cousins?

I also learned from the Cavan Centre that a retired Roman Catholic bishop in the town of Cavan was researching the Rutledges from Ballymagirril. I called him, and was told that there were no Rutledges in Ballymagirril prior to 1801, but that land in County Cavan, in the Parish of Dubally, had been granted to Rutledges in 1610, but they had never occupied it.

Our second week was spent in Dublin, in the Irish National Library and the Irish National Archives. Most of the old Irish records, church registers, deeds, wills, had been destroyed by fire when the General Post Office in Dublin was burned in the Easter Uprising of 1916, and the Four Courts (including the Public Records Office) in Dublin was shelled and burned in 1922 during the Irish Civil War.

We found a microfiche of an 1849 large scale Ordnance Map, and learned that Ballymagirril was a Townland of about 155 acres. We considered hiring a car and driving to County Cavan, but our genealogy consultant suggested that would be a waste of time, because the records were in Dublin. We hit a dead end; try as hard as we could, we found no information on the Rutledges of County Cavan.

Our genealogy consultant suggested one last hope. Since Andrew Rutledge had studied law at the Inns of Court in London, we could seek from the National Library a book of records of admission to the Inns. The four Inns of Court, dating back to the fourteenth century, have exclusive right of admission of candidates to the English bar, where young men serve a four year apprenticeship to study law. The National Library had records of two of the four Inns, Grays Inn and the Inner Temple. They were interesting, because for each student admitted his Townland and his father's name was listed. We found no South Carolina names listed in either record.

We knew that both John and Edward Rutledge, the governors, had been members of the Middle Temple in London, and thought it likely they would have followed the footsteps of their Uncle Andrew. But there was no record of admissions to the Middle Temple (so named because the buildings originally belonged to the Knights Templars), in either the National Library or the Trinity College Library in Dublin. We had hit another dead end.

But the Elderhostel was well run, and we had learned a great deal. Ireland was lovely and the weather was good; we had not met our target, but would continue our work from home.

Back home in South Carolina, again on the Internet, I found the web page for the Middle Temple Library, and wrote to the librarian seeking possible information on Andrew Rutledge, who might have

Studied there. And on October 13, 1999, I received a reply from the librarian. Yes, Andrew Rutledge was admitted to the Middle Temple on February 1st, 1726. Yes, his home was in Ireland, and his father's name was listed. Not from Ballymagirril, County Cavan. His admission record reads:

"Andrew Rutledge, son and heir of Thomas R [utledge], late of Callan, County Kilkenny, Ireland, esq., decd."

Callan, County Kilkenny is in the South of Ireland, about 65 miles Southwest of Dublin. It is an area settled by the English beginning with the Norman Conquest of Ireland in the eleventh century. The name of the father of Andrew Rutledge and his brother Dr. John Rutledge was Thomas Rutledge, the grandfather of the distinguished John and Edward Rutledge, founders and governors of the State of South Carolina and significant founders of the American Republic.

Andrew Rutledge was perhaps the first of the South Carolina members of the Middle Temple. His nephews, John, Edward, and Hugh, and others sons of South Carolina - including Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Charles Pinckney, Arthur Middleton, Thomas Lynch, Jr., and Thomas Heyward, Jr. - followed him to the Middle Temple for their legal education in London. Four of these South Carolina Middle Templars signed the Declaration of Independence.

The record of the admission of Andrew Rutledge, with his father's name and his birthplace, has been kept in the Library of the Middle Temple for 273 years. The riddle of the Rutledge Irish origins had finally been resolved.

Now we have reason to return to lovely Ireland to see what more we can uncover about the history of this fascinating and distinguished American patriot family. The County Cavan suggestion led us to the North, rather than the South, of Ireland. As many genealogists know, we learn by trial and



South Carolina General surnames of Rutledge 

1   Rutledge, Armond  O: 3/18/1874
D: 1/5/1874
v37, #11, p44, c4   Walhalla, SC   Sp: Robert Kay
PR:    

2   Rutledge, Benjamin  O: 2/12/1873
v0, #0, p23, c3    Sp:
PR:    

3   Rutledge, C.T.  O: 10/28/1853
v17, #22, p88, c1    Sp: William O. Rutledge
PR:    

4   Rutledge, J.T., Jr.  O: 4/8/1945
v109, #10, p13, c2   Conway, SC   Sp:
PR: Dr. J.T. Rutledge   

5   Rutledge, John Thomas  O: 12/19/1974
v138, #50, p11, c3    Sp:
PR:    

6   Rutledge, Lizzie  O: 1/9/1958
D: 12/17/1957
v122, #2, p10, c2   Orangeburg, SC   Sp:
PR:    

7   Rutledge, Mary A.  O: 1/10/1895
D: 10/31/1894
v58, #30, p6, c4   Laurens, SC   Sp: S.W. Rutledge
PR: O.W. and S.L. Asbury   

8   Rutledge, Millie  O: 7/24/1872
D: 6/2/1872
v35, #29, p116, c5   Hanging Rock Church MEC,S.   Sp: Wm. F. Rutledge
PR: Anderson and Polly Daniel  Cauthen   

9   Rutledge, Nancy  O: 11/28/1845
v9, #25, p100, c1    Sp: Charles Rutledge
PR:    

10   Rutledge, Susan R.  O: 6/16/1864
v27, #24, p2, c4    Sp:
PR:    

429 North Church Street Spartanburg. S. C.   
 


ANDERSON COUNTY:

Found this information on 1850 Census Anderson County South Carolina
under Jesse Rutledge and wife Amanda her name is spelled on census  Armana
 
Jessie Rutledge born 11 Nov 1774 South Carolina
died April 10, 1857 Gwinneth co. Georgia
married Mrs. Amanda Kay born 1792 she has a daughter Catherine Kay living 
with them
on census Catherine born 1831 South Carolina. Census information from 
ancestry.


CHARLESTON:

Hoping to find some clues relating to (living) male Rutledge descendants
of John or Edward, of Charleston, SC, I attempted to track a couple of
individuals.

The first individual was Winston Underwood Rutledge.6  (Arthur
Middleton, Jr.5, Arthur Middleton.4, Henry Middleton.3, Edward.2, Dr.
John.1). 
I determined Winston died 1977, in Louisville, KY, and sent for a copy
of his obituary (12 bucks!).  According to the obituary only two
daughters were surviving as of that date.  No mention of any sons, or
brothers, living or dead.  I believe Winston had two brothers who died
in Louisville, also, circa 1930's.

The second individual was Archibald Hamilton Rutledge, dubbed "South
Carolina's first poet laureate", who died in 1973.  His lineage was
Henry Middleton.5, Frederick.4, Frederick.3, John.2, Dr. John.1.  I was
finally able to obtain a copy of his obituary (if you can call it that)
- even had a picture of "Arch"; but, it was basically a biography and
had very little genealogical value.  No mention of any relatives,
period.

Additional research indicates Arch had three sons by his first wife, and
that two of them predeceased him.  There is a possibility the third died
during the 1990's in Washington County, MD.  I haven't been able to
prove this, yet.

Kermit


CUMBERLAND COUNTY:

The National Society of the  Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 8 page 49 
Mrs. Leliah Elizabeth Gibson  Kerr.
DAR ID Number: 7150
Born in Missouri.
Wife of  Richard H. Kerr.
Descendant of Gen. George Descenda, of  South Carolina; John Gibson, of
Pennsylvania; Capt. Robert Hill, of North  Carolina.
Daughter of Dr. Joseph Miller Gibson and Martha Hill, his  wife.
Granddaughter of James Hill and Elizabeth Peters, his wife;  Capt. Hugh
Gibson and Elizabeth B. Granddau, his wife. 
Gr.-granddaughter of Caleb Hill and Nancy Flint, his wife; John Gibson  and
Sarah McDowell, his wife, and of George Gr.-gran. 
Gr.-gr.-granddaughter of Robert Hill and Martha Holbert, his wife. 
George George  served under Col. Isaac Shelby at King's  Mountain. He was
wounded in battle, and although he lived many years, he  suffered until his death
from the injuries received when fighting for  Independence.
[p.49] John Gibson, while serving in the Cumberland  county militia under
Col. John Davis, was wounded at Brandywine. 
Robert Hill served under different commands, and was a pensioner when  he
died at the age of eighty-five.


Archibald Rutledge was a direct descendant of both Edward and his brother
John Rutledge, the two signers. His father, a great-grandson of John married a
great-granddaughter of Edward. Archibald had two sons who would be in their
seventies now. They also had sons I think, but don't know for sure. The two boys
grew up at Hampton Plantation near Charleston which is now an historical museum
owned by the state of South Carolina. I was told by the guide at Drayton Hall
that the Charleston Historical Society (Not the SC Historical Society) kept
track of the Signer's genealogy and descendants. Perhaps the society would give
an address or forward mail to one of Archibald's children or grandchildren.
Keith
 


Donaldson, Rutledge

I need your imagination. My ancestor, Thomas  Donaldson, lived a long time
in Abbeville, SC, enlisted for the Revolution 5  SC Regiment, 2 April 1776,
died  intestate 1811, and his estate  settlement is in the Courthouse - I
mention He died intestate because that  gave me a list of his children. I
know he was married twice: 1st to Janet  Reeve, dau of William Rev who was
also a Rev Vet, 2nd to Mary Cook and I know  nothing about her parents. And
that is the sum of all I know about Thomas  Donaldson!

This is where your imagination comes in: the deeds for  Abbeville burned in
1873. I do not know when he first bought land, where he  lived, or where his
son-in-law Joseph Rutledge lived, or how long he lived in  Abbeville. I
believe he was born 1750/1755 in NC. Can you tell me how to get  this
information?
HELP!!
Gloria Donaldson  Wells
gdwells@bellsouth.net


It appears that Edward Rutledge (declaration of independence signer)  came
from a very large family (see article  below). So do we know how large of a
family that he came from ? Do we know  if Edward and John had other brothers
? If so, how many of these brothers got married and then also had sons to
carry on the the Rutledge family surname ? What happened to all of these
Rutledges? Because this article does
 mention that Edward's brother John and his wife had 10 children together.
 Which tells us that the other brothers (of Edward and John) could have
married and also had just as many children as John did. So we may be talking
about a lot of
 Rutledge descendants here. Let's just hope that eventually one of them will
 come to rootsweb and will run across this mailing list and help us to fill
in the blanks .

Bill

P.S. older brother John was a signer of the "Constitution of the United
States" not the Declaration of Independence. But both are important
documents. However, they are two different documents.



Read on...




 John Rutledge
 a Signer of the U.S. Constitution
 John Rutledge is regarded as one of the Founding Fathers of the United
 States of America. He was one of the signers of the Constitution of the
 United States of America. He was a delegate from South Carolina.
 John Rutledge was an Episcopalian.


 Some sources list the religious affiliation of John Rutledge as "Church of
England," which is also accurate, given that his father was an Anglican
minister (i.e., a minister of the Church of England). But John Rutledge was
born in the American colonies, where the Episcopal Church was the American
province of the Anglican Communion. John Rutledge can correctly be
identified as either an Anglican or an Episcopalian.


 He was identified as an Episcopalian by: the Library of Congress and A
Worthy Company: Brief Lives of the Framers of the United States Constitution
by M. E. Bradford. (Source: Ian Dorion, "Table of the Religious Affiliations
of American Founders", 1997).


 From: Robert G. Ferris (editor), Signers of the Constitution: Historic
Places Commemorating the Signing of the Constitution, published by the
United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service: Washington,
D.C. (revised edition 1976), pages 208-210:


Aristocratic lawyer-jurist Rutledge, a political moderate, headed the
 committee of detail and stood in the forefront of the delegates at
Philadelphia [at the Constitutional Convention]. Other highlights of his
public service included legislator and president of his State, Member of the
Continental Congress, and short periods on the U.S. Supreme Bench.


 John Rutledge, elder brother of Edward Rutledge, signer of the Declaration
of Independence, was born into a large family at or near Charleston, S.C.,
in 1739. He received his early education from his father, an Irish immigrant
and physician; an Anglican minister; and a tutor. After studying law at
London's Middle Temple, in 1760, he was admitted to English practice. But,
almost at once, he sailed back to Charleston to begin a fruitful legal
career and to amass a fortune in plantations and slaves. Three years later,
he married Elizabeth Grimke, who eventually bore him 10 children...


 In 1761 Rutledge became politically active. That year, on behalf of Christ
Church Parish, he was elected to the provincial assembly and held his seat
until the War for Independence...


  Rutledge died in 1800 at the age of 60 and was interred at St. Michael's
 Episcopal Church in Charleston.


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Portrait: from Robert G. Ferris (editor), Signers of the Constitution:
Historic Places Commemorating the Signing of the Constitution, published by
 the United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service:
 Washington, D.C. (revised edition 1976).

 Webpage created 19 November 2005. Last modified 29 November 2005.


 
 From: "Kermit Rutledge" <
KDRutledge@webtv.net
Wednesday, January 04, 2006 4:23 PM

 Arthur Middleton Rutledge (Jr) and Rosalie Winston reportedly had three
sons;  Arthur Middleton, III; Winston Underwood; and Edward.

Winston (1898-1977) was a physician in Louisville, KY, from about
1930-31. His wife's name was Virginia.  There is some evidence that
Edward lived in Louisville, also.  And for three consecutive years,
during the 1930's, there was a Rev. Arthur Rutledge listed in Louisville
at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.


 Kermit Rutledge
 


Happy New Years!
Do hope our Rutledge researchers in Oklahoma & Texas are alright.  Would be glad to send some of our rain your way.  Will keep you in our prayers.
Going through some of my notebook of notes that I haven't gotten on the computer I found some pages that were sent to a friend of mine from South Carolina genealogy society.  I was especially interested in the first part where some Rutledges unrelated to Dr. John were listed.  I am sending that part.
Would be interested in any comments you may have on these Rutledges.  Anybody know who the dancing teacher was?
Donna in rainy, wet, flooding Oregon

South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine Vol 30
Dr. John Rutledge, and is Descendants, compiled by Mabel I. Webber
I am only going to give you some excerpts.
"There were other families of this name in South Carolina which have no known connection with the one with which we are dealing.
 There was an Andrew Rutledge, dancing Master, in Charlestown about 1750, given as Andrew Rutledge Sr.  On 17th January 1759, he married Rebecca Bennett, widow, (source St. Phillips Church Register, No. 2) She died 22 May, 1774 and he was buried October 31, 1781.
 There was a Thomas Rutledge with a wife Margot or Margaret in Craven County before 1760 (Will of Phillip Railford, dated 18 Jan 1760, leaves Thomas and Margot Routledge as Executors and guardians.)  This Thomas Rutledge or another of the same name, seems to have come from Pennsylvania.  There are Rutledge wills to be found in Winnsboro, Laurens, Camden and probably other county seats; these have no known connection with the coast country family.
 One John Rutledge Senr. of Kershaw, planter, left a will dated 7 June, 1802, proved 20th February, 1803, in which he mentions, his wife elizabeth, daughter Jean harrel, son Edward Rutledge, daughter rebecca scott; son Richard Rutledge, son John Rutledge, daughters Fanny, Sarah, Nancy and Metilda Rutledge; sons abraham and Isaac Rutledge.  The fact of there being a similarity between the names of some of the children of this John Rutledge and the descendants of Dr. John Rutledge, has led to some confusion, and the descendants of John of Kershaw frequently claim, through error, the line and services of Dr. John of Charleston.

 


Dr. John Rutledge was the father of both John Rutledge and Edward Rutledge.  Dr. John has an elder brother, Andrew, who was an attorney of some prominence in early SC.  Andrew married Sarah Boone (Hext), a prominent widow in Christ Church Parish.  They did not have any issue.  However, Sarah had a daughter from her first marriage to Hugh Hext also named Sarah.  Dr. John Rutledge married his brother's step-daughter and he and Sarah Hext produced 7 Children.  They were John, Andrew, Thomas, Sarah, Hugh, Mary, and Edward.  John was the most influencial of the brothers.  He was a member of the colonial legislature and attended both Continental Congresses.  He left Phildelphia before the signing of the Declaration of Independance to serve as the first president of the independant state of SC.  He was replaced in Philadephia by his younger brother Edward who was then one of the signers of the Declaration of Independance.  He later served SC as governor and chief justice of the SC !
 supreme court.  He also represented SC at the Constitutional Convention and is one of the signers of that document.  He was an associate justice on the first US Supreme Court.  He left this appointment to serve as the chief justice of SC, which he considered a more important appointment.  He was nominated by George Washington to replace John Marshall as Chief Justice of the United States and served briefly in that capacity.  However, he was not confirmed by the Senate due to his opposition to Jay's Treaty.  Edward Rutledge also served a term as governor of SC. 
 
John Rutledge married Elizabeth Grimke and this union produced 10 children; Martha, Sarah, John, Edward, Frederick, Dr. Charles, Thomas, William, Elizabeth, and States.
 
Edward Rutledge married Henrietta Middleton, the daughter of Arthur Middleton.  I know that they produced children, but I don't have that in the records with me.
 
Mary Rutledge married Roger Moore Smith and they had 13 children; Thomas Rhett, Roger Moore, Mary Rutledge, Caroline, John Rutledge, Benjamin Burgh, Hugh Rutledge, Andrew Doria, Mary Sabina, Edward Nutt, Mary Sabina, and Ann Mariah.
 
I have a double dose of Rutledge in that I am descended from Dr. Charles Rutledge, the fourth son of John, and his cousin Caroline Smith, the daughter of Mary Rutledge.  However, my name is not Rutledge so I cannot be of help with the DNA testing.  My youngest son's name is Rutledge Missroon.  I own the book, John and Edward Rutledge of SC which I know has some information on the offspring of Edward.  I'll check it when I get home and add this information to my database.
 
Robert Missroon
Savannah, GA
rsroon@aol.com
 

I seem to recall an Andrew Rutledge bing mentioned as one of John/s brothers. I hve his biography and it describes his activities , but it does not give much genealogical information, except for brief mentionings of various kinfolk. I'll have to get it out and read it again and see what else I can glean from it.
 
Ron, in the woods
owlcreek@crosstel.net
----- Original Message ----- From: "Bill and Marcia Hale" <
bmhale@myexcel.com
To: <
RUTLEDGE-L@rootsweb.com
Sent: Monday, January 09, 2006 6:48 PM
Subject: [RUTLEDGE] S Carolina Rutledges - Descendants of Edward - In KY
 
 
 It appears that Edward Rutledge (declaration of independence signer) came  from a very large family (see article below). So do we know how large of  a family that he came from ? Do we know if Edward and John had other  brothers ? If so, how many of these brothers got married and then also had  sons to carry on the the Rutledge family surname ? What happened to all of  these Rutledges? Because this article does
 mention that Edward's brother John and his wife had 10 children together.
 Which tells us that the other brothers (of Edward and John) could have  married and also had just as many children as John did. So we may be  talking about a lot of
 Rutledge descendants here. Let's just hope that eventually one of them  will
 come to rootsweb and will run across this mailing list and help us to fill  in the blanks .
 
 Bill
 
 P.S. older brother John was a signer of the "Constitution of the United  States" not the Declaration of Independence. But both are important  documents. However, they are two different documents.
 
 
 
 Read on...
 
 
 
 
 John Rutledge
 a Signer of the U.S. Constitution
 John Rutledge is regarded as one of the Founding Fathers of the United
 States of America. He was one of the signers of the Constitution of the
 United States of America. He was a delegate from South Carolina.
 John Rutledge was an Episcopalian.
 
 
 Some sources list the religious affiliation of John Rutledge as "Church of
 England," which is also accurate, given that his father was an Anglican
 minister (i.e., a minister of the Church of England). But John Rutledge  was
 born in the American colonies, where the Episcopal Church was the American
 province of the Anglican Communion. John Rutledge can correctly be
 identified as either an Anglican or an Episcopalian.
 
 
 He was identified as an Episcopalian by: the Library of Congress and A
 Worthy Company: Brief Lives of the Framers of the United States  Constitution
 by M. E. Bradford. (Source: Ian Dorion, "Table of the Religious  Affiliations
 of American Founders", 1997).
 
 
 From: Robert G. Ferris (editor), Signers of the Constitution: Historic
 Places Commemorating the Signing of the Constitution, published by the
 United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service:  Washington,
 D.C. (revised edition 1976), pages 208-210:
 
 
 Aristocratic lawyer-jurist Rutledge, a political moderate, headed the
 committee of detail and stood in the forefront of the delegates at
 Philadelphia [at the Constitutional Convention]. Other highlights of his
 public service included legislator and president of his State, Member of  the
 Continental Congress, and short periods on the U.S. Supreme Bench.
 
 
 John Rutledge, elder brother of Edward Rutledge, signer of the Declaration
 of Independence, was born into a large family at or near Charleston, S.C.,
 in 1739. He received his early education from his father, an Irish  immigrant
 and physician; an Anglican minister; and a tutor. After studying law at
 London's Middle Temple, in 1760, he was admitted to English practice. But,
 almost at once, he sailed back to Charleston to begin a fruitful legal
 career and to amass a fortune in plantations and slaves. Three years  later,
 he married Elizabeth Grimke, who eventually bore him 10 children...
 
 
 In 1761 Rutledge became politically active. That year, on behalf of Christ
 Church Parish, he was elected to the provincial assembly and held his seat
 until the War for Independence...
 
 
 Rutledge died in 1800 at the age of 60 and was interred at St. Michael's
 Episcopal Church in Charleston.
 
 


John R. Rutledge (my 3G Grandfather), b. abt 1764, Wales or South
Carolina; d.10 Oct, 1832, Livingston County, Kentucky;  buried Lemon
Farm, near Salem, Livingston County, Kentucky. He is found on the 1820
US Census in Sandy Creek, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana.

His daughter, Sarah Ann Rutledge, was born in abt 1789 in South
Carolina; d. 1873, Salem, Livingston County, Kentucky; buried Lemon
Farm, near Salem, Livingston County, Kentucky. Living next door to John
in the 1820 census is William Lemon who  fought with Andrew Jackson in
the War of 1812 at the Battle of New Orleans and married Sarah Ann
Rutledge on 6 Jun 1806 in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. She is
shown in the US Census with William in 1820 in Louisiana and in both
1860 and 1870 living with her son Elias B. Lemon in Salem, Livingston
County, Kentucky. Lemon is also spelled Limon or Lemen.

 From: "Don Kelly" <
ocollaugh@comcast.net
 Date: Fri Dec 30, 2005  7:15:22  PM America/Phoenix
 To:
RUTLEDGE-L@rootsweb.com
 Subject: Re: [RUTLEDGE] Rutledge Association Website


 We still have a project to post our information to.

 
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~donkelly/index.htm

 My new tagline address is ocollaugh@comcast.net

 Cousin Don
 


 

My Brick Wall are the siblings and ancestry of my gggrand-father and mother.  Benjamin H. Rutledge was born 04/09/1822 in Abbeville Cty, SC and died 09/28/1884 in Haralson Cty, GA.  On 12/22/1844, he married Jane Rice of DeKalb Cty, GA.  Jane was born 01/09/1826 and died in 1936 (no dates on her tombstone).  Both are buried in the Union Hill Cemetery near my home.  Ben's supposed father was a Reason Rutledge born (1790-1800) in SC and died (1840-1850) in Campbell Cty, GA.  He married in approx. 1820, probably in SC, to a Nancy who was born approx. 1795 in SC, remarried to a William South or Smith in Campbell Cty, GA on 08/15/1854, and died after 1855.  I have no further information on gggrandmother Jane.  Ben's supposed siblings are brothers Albert and Hezechiah and sisters Esa and Polly. 

My Email for questions/responses is carut@bellsouth.net.
Thank you.  Carol

 


X-Message: #23
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 15:28:52 -0500 (Central Standard  Time)
From: "GD Wells" <
gdwells@bellsouth.net
Subject: Fw: Re: Fw:  Donaldson, Rutledge

Subject: Donaldson, Rutledge


I need your  imagination. My ancestor, Thomas Donaldson, lived a long  time
in
Abbyville, SC, enlisted for the Revolution 5 SC Regiment, 2 April  1776, died

intestate 1811, and his estate settlement is in the  Courthouse - I mention
he
died intestate because that gave me a list of  his children. I know he was
married twice: 1st to Janet Reeve, dau of William  Rev who was also a Rev
Vet, 2nd
to Mary Cook and I know nothing about her  parents. And that is the sum of
all I know about Thomas  Donaldson!

This is where your imagination comes in: the deeds for  Abbyville burned in
1873. I do not know when he first bought land, where he  lived, or where his

son-in-law Joseph Rutledge lived, or how long he  lived in Abbeville. I
believe
he was born 1750/1755 in NC. Can you tell me  how to get this information?
HELP!!
Gloria Donaldson Wells, 
gdwells@bellsouth.n
 


List,

I was reviewing the DNA results, and became curious about where the
Rutledge Families were located in the very early census.  Here are
the 33 families I found for 1790.  I see names here that I do not
remember being mentioned on the list, as well as familiar names in
locations I didn't know about.  Can we tie any of these names ito the
ancestor names on the DNA Project? 

1790 US

RUTLEDGE, GARRET (1790 U.S. Census)
SC, ABBEVILLE, NO TWP LISTED,
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RUTLEDGE, RUSSELL (1790 U.S. Census)
SC, ABBEVILLE, NO TWP LISTED,
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RUTLEDGE, ABRAHAM JR (1790 U.S. Census)
MD, BALTIMORE, MINE RUN HUNDRED,
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RUTLEDGE, ABRAHAM SR (1790 U.S. Census)
MD, BALTIMORE, MINE RUN HUNDRED,
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RUTLEDGE, EPHRIM (1790 U.S. Census)
MD, BALTIMORE, MINE RUN HUNDRED,
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RUTLEDGE, MICHEL (1790 U.S. Census)
MD, BALTIMORE, MINE RUN HUNDRED,
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RUTLEDGE, PETER (1790 U.S. Census)
MD, BALTIMORE, MINE RUN HUNDRED,
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RUTLEDGE, JOHN (1790 U.S. Census)
MD, BALTIMORE, MINE RUN HUNDRED,
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RUTLEDGE, JOSHUA (1790 U.S. Census)
MD, BALTIMORE, MINE RUN HUNDRED,
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RUTLEDGE, THOMAS (1790 U.S. Census)
MD, BALTIMORE, MINE RUN HUNDRED,
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RUTLEDGE, JNO PLANTA (1790 U.S. Census)
SC, BEAUFORT, NO TWP LISTED,
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RUTLEDGE, EDWARD (1790 U.S. Census)
SC, CHARLESTON, ST PHILLIPS & ST M,
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RUTLEDGE, JOHN (1790 U.S. Census)
SC, CHARLESTON, ST PHILLIPS & ST M,
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RUTLEDGE, JOHN RETURNED (1790 U.S. Census)
SC, CHARLESTON, ST PHILLIPS & ST M,
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RUTLEDGE, WM (1790 U.S. Census)
NC, WILKES, MORGAN DIST,
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RUTLEDGE, WILLIAM (1790 U.S. Census)
NC, SURRY, SALISBURY DIST,
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RUTLEDGE, MARY (1790 U.S. Census)
NC, SURRY, SALISBURY DIST,
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RUTLEDGE, SARAH EST (1790 U.S. Census)
SC, CHARLESTON, CHRIST CHURCH PARI,
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RUTLEDGE, JOHN (1790 U.S. Census)
SC, CLAREMONT, NO TWP LISTED,
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RUTLEDGE, THOMAS (1790 U.S. Census)
NC, DUPLIN, WILMINGTON DIST,
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RUTLEDGE, THOMAS ESQ (1790 U.S. Census)
NC, DUPLIN, WILMINGTON DIST,
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RUTLEDGE, JACOB (1790 U.S. Census)
MD, HARFORD, NO TWP LISTED,
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RUTLEDGE, SHADRICK (1790 U.S. Census)
MD, HARFORD, NO TWP LISTED,
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RUTLEDGE, WILLIAM (1790 U.S. Census)
NC, STOKES, SALISBURY DIST,
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RUTLEDGE, JOSEPH (1790 U.S. Census)
NC, SURRY, SALISBURY DIST,
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RUTLEDGE, WM (1790 U.S. Census)
MD, HARFORD, NO TWP LISTED,
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RUTLEDGE, CHAS (1790 U.S. Census)
NC, LINCOLN, MORGAN DIST,
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RUTLEDGE, JAS (1790 U.S. Census)
NC, LINCOLN, MORGAN DIST,
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RUTLEDGE, JNO (1790 U.S. Census)
NC, LINCOLN, MORGAN DIST,
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RUTLEDGE, WILLIAM (1790 U.S. Census)
NY, NEW YORK, E-WD,
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RUTLEDGE, JOHNSON (1790 U.S. Census)
NC, STOKES, SALISBURY DIST,
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RUTLEDGE, WILLIAM (1790 U.S. Census)
NC, STOKES, SALISBURY DIST,
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RUTLEDGE, WILLIAM (1790 U.S. Census)
NC, STOKES, SALISBURY DIST,
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-
- Larry Rutledge
- Houston, TX

-
- Larry Rutledge
- Houston, TX

 


From: "Don Kelly" <donkelly@grovenet.net
To: <RUTLEDGE-L@rootsweb.com
Subject: Re: [RUTLEDGE] Rutledge Cemetery
Date: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 9:49 AM

Thanks Kermit. I'll get this information posted to Most Wanted Rutledge in
states SC AL and TX.
Don
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kermit Rutledge" <KDRutledge@webtv.net
To: <RUTLEDGE-L@rootsweb.com
Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 9:45 AM
Subject: Re: [RUTLEDGE] Rutledge Cemetery



 I suspect "most" of the Rutledges in the Atascosa County Cemetery
 descend from William Calvin Rutledge. W. C. was born in SC about 1792,
 and married Rachel Williams in GA or AL (Dallas County?). Their sons
 were Garrett M., William R., John J., and Elisha C., all born AL. These
 Rutledges came to TX in the early 1850's.

 Garrett M. Rutledge (1824-1921) reportedly died in Fairview, Wilson
 County, TX, and was buried in Atascosa County; William R. (1835-1919);
 John J. (1831-1920) died in Poteet, Atascosa County, TX; Elisha C.
 (1840-1915) died in Zavala County, TX.


 Kermit Rutledge

 


As has been noted in several other responses, The mother of John and Edward Rutledge was Sarah Hext, the daughter of Hugh Hext and Sarah Boone.  She married Dr. John Rutledge, her stepfather's brother.  Sarah Boone was the daughter of Major John Boone.  John Boone was in the "first fleet" which was the first English settlers in SC.  He also established Boone Hall Plantation which is just north of Mt. Pleasant, SC.  Boone Hall is famous for its oak lined drive and has been the setting for many movies including the mini series North and South.  I have a book entitled "Fair Were Their Dreams" which covers the Boone family back to 1564 in Dartmouth.  If anyone is interested I would be happy to share what I have.

Robert Missroon
Rsroon@aol.com
Savannah, GA


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Larry,

I am directly descended from John Rutledge, the signer of the Constitution, through his son, Dr. Charles Rutledge and Caroline Smith.  To my knowledge there are no male descendants in this line.  The only child or Charles and Caroline that I have record of is Mary Elizabeth Rutledge.  She married Dr. Charles Parker.  Charles Parker is my connection to both the Drayton and Bull families of Charleston.  I do not have very good records regarding the other lines from Dr. John Rutledge, but I know that the Rutledge name is still common in Charleston.  If I run accross anyone the next time I'm there I will run the DNA test by them.  By the way, my third son's name is Rutledge Missroon.

Robert Missroon
 


Source:  Oklahoma Historical Society's Chronicles of Oklahoma, Vol 7,
No. 3, September, 1929.

-WAGONER MAN OWNS PORTRAIT BY SULLY-

-William ALSTON Has Heirloom in Great Grandmother's Picture That Cost
1,000 Guineas.

-Probably the only painting of the famous portrait painter, Thomas
SULLY, in the state of Oklahoma is owned by William ALSTON, who lives
four miles from Wagoner [1929].

-SULLY painted many portraits in his time, among them George Washington,
Thomas Jefferson, Lafayette and other famous men of America's early
days. <snip

-SULLY lived in Charleston, SC, for many years.  He painted portraits of
many of the planters and their families.  Among these is the painting
now owned by Mr. ALSTON.  It is a portrait of his great-grandmother,
Susan Elizabeth SMITH, who was the daughter of John RUTLEDGE, one-time
governor of South Carolina.  She married a grandson of Landgrave SMITH,
son of General Monk, who commanded the parliamentary army after the
death of Cromwell <snip

-This painting of Susan Elizabeth SMITH was painted in 1799 and for it
Mr. ALSTON's great-grandfather is said to have paid SULLY 1,000 guineas
<snip  The painting is about three feet by four feet in size. <snip

The Wagoner county William ALSTON went from South Carolina to Georgia
and from there came to Oklahoma in 1889, settling four miles north of
Wagoner <snip
 


Hi Group, I'm actually trying to reach Talmadge G.  Rutledge of our group and
a DNA member. Seems he's left AOL, and I  don't know how to contact him any
other way. So, if you are still out there  Talmadge, here's what I have to say:
I am the other Gwinnett Co. Rutledge  family: Bryant Spencer Rutledge. I was
researching deeds yesterday in Cobb Co.  and came across a 3-2-1847 Deed
between Joseph Rutledge and Alexander W.  Rutledge, both of Gwinnett Co. Seems
Joseph sold 40 acres, more or less to  Alexander W. Rutledge for the sum of $40 in
the 18th district, second section of  Cobb Co. Then, 1-4-1848 A. W. Rutledge
of Gwinnett Co. sold that same 40 acres  to James Patillo of Cobb Co for
'unknown dollars'. Also, neither Joseph or  Alexander could write, they put their
mark. Some of Bryant's family went to Cobb  Co. to live, such as me and mine.
Also, there is a Patillo name connection to my  family. Just interesting stuff!
 
Also, for your brickwall, John Rutledge, b: abt. 1750 SC. I have found  a
Cupit Bowan WFT that I have downloaded and use for reference sometimes.  There
are errors, for sure, but for the most part it pretty much runs as  correct. I
also believe this to be an older version. Yet, what I have found here  is that
your line runs to John (#1) Routledge b: abt 1680 in Middletown Bucks,  Pa. I
have found, somewhere else, that he's the son of William Rutledge b: abt. 
1654 Kirkenlin, Cumberland, England. Now this is not my research, just stuff I 
have found out there. It maybe some help to you or not. Just thought I would 
share.
 
Jane in GA


Charleston, South Carolina Rutledges:

As an attachment to the earlier post I made re: the Mabel L. Weber article
printed in the South Carolina Historical Society Magazine, "Dr. John Rutledge
and His Descendants" may I add the Foreword which might be of use to someone on
the List.

  Quoting the Foreword:
  There were other families of this name in South Carolina which have no
known connection with the one with which we are dealing.
  There was an Andrew Rutledge, dancing Master, in Charlestown about 1750,
given as Andrew Rutledge, Sr.  On 17th January, 1759, he married Rebecca
Bennett, widow; She died 22 May, 1774, and he was buried October 31, 1781 (St.
Philips Reg. No.2)
  There was a Thomas Rutledge with a wife Margot or Margaret in Craven County
before 1760 (Will of Philip Raiford, dtd 18 Jan. 1760, leaves Thomas and
Margot Routledge as Executors and guardians.) This Thomas Rutledge or another of
the same name, seems to have come from Pennsylvania.  There are Rutledge wills
to be found in Winnsboro, Laurens, Camden and probably other county seats;
these families have no known connection with the coast country family.
  One John Rutledge, Senr. of Kershaw, planter, left a will dated 7 June,
1802, proved  20th February, 1803, in which he mentions, his wife Elizabeth,
daughter Jean Harrel, son Edward Rutledge, daughter Rebecca Scott; son Richard
Rutledge, son John Rutledge, daughters Fanny, Sarah, Nancy and Metilda Rutledge;
sons Abraham and Isaac Rutledge.  The fact of there being a similarity between
names of some of the children of this John Rutledge, has led to some
confusion, and the descendants of John of Kershaw frequently claim, through error, the
line and services of Dr. John of Charleston.

Sargent


This might help answer some of the questions that keep coming up on the list
regarding John and Edward Rutledge of South Carolina.
Quoting from "John and Edward Rutledge of South Carolina," by James Haw, The
University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA, 1997.

Preface:
  The brothers John and Edward Rutledge of South Carolina were among the most
prominent figures of the American revolutionary era. Yet they have received
less research attention from historians than many of their distinguished
compatriots. There has been no published full-length biography of Edward Rutledge.
The only previous biography of John Rutledge, Richard Barry's "Mr. Rutledge of
South Carolina," (New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1942), is unreliable. I
have followed the advice of Professor George C. Rogers, Jr., to ignore Barry's
book in writing this biography. . . .

Chapter One, Page 1
  Little is known of John and Edward's European ancestry. Their father's
family was apparently of English origin. The direct forebears of South Carolina's
distinguished Rutledges went to Ireland in the 1650s as part of the English
settlement that followed Oliver Cromwell's conquest. They are said to have owned
land in County Cavan, in Ballymagied near Baronlog, for at least the next
several generations.
  The two brothers, Andrew and John, brought the Rutledge name to South
Carolina in the 1730s. Circumstances suggest that they may have been younger sons
who could not expect to inherit any of the family land in Ireland. Younger sons
of Irish landlords usually pursued their fortunes in trade, the army, or the
professions. Andrew Rutledge was a lawyer. His brother John, sire of the
colonial family, was a doctor.
  Andrew Rutledge, the first to come to South Carolina, apparently received
his legal training at the Inns of Court in London. His age when he came to
America around 1730 or 1731 is unknown. The first documentation of his presence, a
plat that he drew as deputy surveyor general of the colony, is dated December
11, 1731. It is not known whether an appointment to that position brought him
to South Carolina or whether his ability and education secured the post for
him after his arrival. . . .
  Page 2
  Andrew Rutledge's native ability and legal training enabled him to
capitalize on the boom conditions of the 1730s. Already in 1732 Governor Johnson
referred to him as "a lawyer of very good repute in this place." He began to
acquire land, including a thousand-acre tract in Williamsburg Township, Craven
County, and a town lot in Kingston along the Waccamaw River. So quickly did
Rutledge establish his reputation that he was elected in 1733 to represent Christ
Church Parish, just north of Charleston, in the Commons House of Assembly, the
lower house of the colony's legislature. He became adjutant general of the
militia in the same year, a justice of the peace in 1734 and a churchwarden of
Christ Church Parish in 1736.
  Page 3
  Andrew Rutledge's quick success enabled him to marry into South Carolina's
elite within five years of his arrival in the colony. His bride in 1735 was
Sara Boone Hext, a widow whose first husband, Hugh Hext, had been among South
Carolina's wealthiest men. At his death in 1732, Hext bequeathed to his wife a
life estate in their home plantation on Wando Neck in Christ Church Parish,
with twenty-three slaves. She also received during her lifetime unspecified lands
left to Hext by a relative, Sara Fenwick. Upon Sarah Hext's death these
properties would go to the Hext's only child, a daughter born on September 18,
1724, who bore her mother's name. By her father's will the girl would also receive
at age twenty-one or upon her marriage, whichever came first, two houses in
Charleston, a 530-acre plantation at Stono, and a 640-acre plantation "upon St.
Hellena in granvill County." Andrew and Sarah Boone Hext Rutledge enjoyed
eight years together before Sarah died in 1743. Young Sarah Hext remained her
mother's only child.
  Andrew Rutledge undoubtedly sent accounts of his rapid rise back to his
family in Ireland. Perhaps he urged his brother, John, to join him in South
Carolina, or perhaps Doctor John Rutledge did not need to be encouraged. At any
rate, the doctor is thought to have arrived in Charleston by 1735. There is no
record of his earliest activities in the New World, but his evident closeness to
his brother's family seems to have been one key to his fortunes. On December
25, 1738, John Rutledge married fourteen-year-old Sarah Hext, his brother's
stepdaughter. John thus acquired the two Charleston houses and the two
plantations that Sarah received at her marriage.
  John and Sarah Rutledge had seven children, the eldest born when his mother
was only fifteen. There is no record of the exact date in 1739 when the first
cries of John Rutledge echoed through his proud parents' brick mansion in
Christ Church Parish. Other children followed: Andrew was born in 1740, Thomas in
1741, Sarah on July 15, 1742, Hugh in 1745, Mary on November 27, 1747, and
the youngest, Edward, on November 23, 1749. . . .
  Page 4 .
. . .Doctor Rutledge was a popular man in Charleston society. A convivial
host, he was the first to concoct a "highly popular drink" known as "Officers
Punch." While operating his plantations, he also found time for public service.
Rutledge was a vestryman of Christ Church Parish from 1745 to 1750 and a
represented first St. Paul's Parish and then Christ Church in the Common House from
1743 to 1750. He achieved considerable influence in the assembly.
  Dr. John Rutledge died on December 25, 1750, when his eldest son, John, was
eleven and little Edward was only a year old. . . .

 


Abbeyville, South Carolina
 

My Brick Wall are the siblings and ancestry of my gggrand-father and mother.  Benjamin H. Rutledge was born 04/09/1822 in Abbeville Cty, SC and died 09/28/1884 in Haralson Cty, GA.  On 12/22/1844, he married Jane Rice of DeKalb Cty, GA.  Jane was born 01/09/1826 and died in 1936 (no dates on her tombstone).  Both are buried in the Union Hill Cemetery near my home.  Ben's supposed father was a Reason Rutledge born (1790-1800) in SC and died (1840-1850) in Campbell Cty, GA.  He married in approx. 1820, probably in SC, to a Nancy who was born approx. 1795 in SC, remarried to a William South or Smith in Campbell Cty, GA on 08/15/1854, and died after 1855.  I have no further information on gggrandmother Jane.  Ben's supposed siblings are brothers Albert and Hezechiah and sisters Esa and Polly. 
My Email for questions/responses is carut@bellsouth.net.
Thank you.  Carol

Rutledge is the last family listed at bottom of  page
Descendants of Elias Ball


Generation No. 1

1.  ELIAS1  BALL  was born 1676 in England, and died 1751 in South Carolina. 
He married (1) ELIZABETH  HARLESTON.  She died  1720 in South Carolina.  He
married  (2) MARY DELAMARE Jul 1721 in  South Carolina.  She was born  1701.
Children of ELIAS BALL and  ELIZABETH HARLESTON  are:
i.       ANN2 BALL, b. 1701, South  Carolina; d. 1765, South Carolina; m. (1)
GEORGE P. DAWES; m. (2)  GEORGE  AUSTIN.
ii.       ELEANOR BALL, b. 1707, South Carolina; d. 1725, South  Carolina.
2.              iii.       ELIAS BALL, b. 1709, South Carolina; d. 1786,
South  Carolina.
iv.       ELIZABETH BALL, b. 1711, South Carolina; d. 1746, South Carolina;
m.  (1) JOHN  ASHBY;  m. (2) JOHN VICARDIGE; m. (3)  RICHARD  SHUBRICK, 15 Oct
1740; b. 1712.
3.               v.       JOHN COMING BALL, b. 1714, South Carolina; d. 1765,
South  Carolina.
Children of ELIAS BALL and  MARY  DELAMARE are:
vi.       SARAH2 BALL, b. 1722, South  Carolina; d. 1757, South Carolina.
vii.       DELAMARE BALL, b. 1723, South Carolina; d. 1725, South  Carolina.
viii.       WILLIAM BALL, b. 1726, South Carolina; d. 1727, South  Carolina.
ix.       GEORGE BALL, b. 1728, South Carolina.
4.                x.       ELEANOR BALL, b. 1731, South Carolina; d. 1770,
South  Carolina.
xi.       MARY BALL, b. 1733, South Carolina; d. 1751, South  Carolina.

Generation No. 2

2.  ELIAS2  BALL  (ELIAS1) was born 1709  in South Carolina, and died 1786 in
South Carolina.  He married LYDIA CHICKEN.  
Children of ELIAS BALL and  LYDIA  CHICKEN  are:
i.       ELIZABETH3 BALL, b. 1748, South  Carolina; d. 1750, South Carolina.
ii.       ELIAS BALL, b. 1752, South Carolina; d. 1810, South  Carolina.
iii.       ISAAC BALL, b. 1754, South Carolina; d. 1776, South  Carolina.
5.              iv.       LYDIA BALL, b. 1757, South Carolina; d. 1843, South
 Carolina.
6.               v.       JOHN BALL, b. 1760, South Carolina; d. 1817, South 
Carolina.
3.  JOHN COMING2  BALL  (ELIAS1) was born 1714  in South Carolina, and died
1765 in South Carolina.  He married (1) CATHERINE  GENDRON.    He married (2)
JUDITH BOISSEAU.  
Children of JOHN BALL and  CATHERINE GENDRON are:
7.                i.       ELIAS3 BALL, b. 1744, South  Carolina.
ii.       ELIZABETH BALL, b. 1746, South Carolina; d. 1787, South Carolina;
m.  HENRY  SMITH.
iii.       JOHN COMING BALL, b. 1747.
iv.       WILLIAM BALL, b. 1750.
v.       CATHERINE BALL, b. 1751, South Carolina; d. 1774, South Carolina; m.
 MAY  B.  SMITH.
vi.       ANN BALL, b. 1753, South Carolina; d. 1826, South Carolina; m. 
RICHARD  WARING.
Children of JOHN BALL and  JUDITH  BOISSEAU are:
vii.       JANE3 BALL, b. 1757, South  Carolina; d. 1760, South Carolina.
viii.       JOHN COMING BALL, b. 1758, South Carolina; d. 1792, South 
Carolina.
ix.       DAVID BALL, b. 1760, South Carolina; d. 1760, South  Carolina.
8.                x.       JANE BALL, b. 1761, South Carolina; d. 1804, South
 Carolina.
xi.       ELEANOR BALL, b. 1765, South Carolina; d. 1827, South Carolina; m. 
(1) JOHN  WILSON;  m. (2) KEATING SIMONS.
4.  ELEANOR2  BALL  (ELIAS1) was born 1731  in South Carolina, and died 1770
in South Carolina.  She married HENRY LAURENS.  
Children of ELEANOR BALL and  HENRY  LAURENS  are:
i.       MARTHA3 LAURENS.
ii.       HENRY LAURENS.
iii.       MARY E. LAURENS.
iv.       JOHN LAURENS, b. 1754, South Carolina; d. 1782, South  Carolina.

Generation No. 3

5.  LYDIA3  BALL  (ELIAS2,  ELIAS1) was born 1757  in South Carolina, and
died 1843 in South Carolina.  She married (1) EDWARD SIMONS.    She married (2) 
JOHN  BRYAN.  
Children of LYDIA BALL and  JOHN  BRYAN  are:
9.                i.       ELIZABETH4 BRYAN, b. 1784, South  Carolina; d.
1812, South Carolina.
ii.       JOHN BRYAN, b. 1791, South Carolina; d. 1849, South  Carolina.
6.  JOHN3  BALL  (ELIAS2,  ELIAS1) was born 1760  in South Carolina, and died
1817 in South Carolina.  He married (1) JANE BALL, daughter of  JOHN  BALL 
and JUDITH BOISSEAU.  She was born 1761 in South Carolina, and  died 1804 in
South Carolina.  He  married (2) MARTHA CAROLINE  SWINTON.  
Children of JOHN BALL and  JANE  BALL  are:
10.              i.       JOHN4 BALL, b. 1782; d.  1834, South Carolina.
ii.       ELIAS BALL, b. 1784.
11.            iii.       ISAAC BALL, b. 1785, South Carolina; d. 1825, South
 Carolina.
iv.       WILLIAM JAMES BALL, b. 1787.
v.       EDWARD BALL, b. 1788.
Children of JOHN BALL and  MARTHA  SWINTON  are:
vi.       CAROLINE O.4 BALL, b. 1806, South  Carolina; d. 1828, South
Carolina; m. JOHN LAURENS.
vii.       MARTHA A. BALL, b. 1806, South Carolina; d. 1816, South  Carolina.
12.          viii.       ALWYN BALL, b. 1807, South Carolina; d. 1835, South 
Carolina.
ix.       HUGH SWINTON BALL, b. 1808, South Carolina; d. 14 Jun 1838, South 
Carolina; m. ANNA CHANNING, 1827, New York City New York; b. Boston, 
Massachussetts; d. 14 Jun 1838, At Sea due to explosion of ship  Pulaski.
13.              x.       ELIAS OCTAVUS BALL, b. 1809, South Carolina; d.
1843, South  Carolina.
xi.       SUSANNAH A. BALL, b. 1810, South Carolina; d. 1841, South Carolina;
m.  WILLIAM  HASKELL.
xii.       ALPHONSO C. BALL, b. 1812, South Carolina; d. 1822, South 
Carolina.
xiii.       ELIZA LUCILLA BALL, b. 1814, South Carolina; d. 1849, South
Carolina; m.  R.  D.  SIMONS.
xiv.       LYDIA C. BALL, b. 1816, South Carolina; d. 1858, South Carolina;
m.  T.  M.  WARING.
xv.       EDWARD W. BALL, b. 1816, South Carolina; d. 1816, South  Carolina.
xvi.       ANGELINE BALL, b. 1818, South Carolina; d. 1819, South  Carolina.
7.  ELIAS3  BALL  (JOHN COMING2,  ELIAS1) was born 1744  in South Carolina. 
He married  CATHERINE GILLARD.  
Children of ELIAS BALL and  CATHERINE GILLARD are:
i.       CATHERINE4 BALL, b. 1766, South  Carolina; d. 1827, South Carolina;
m. JOHN MOULTNE.
ii.       JOHN COMING BALL, b. 1768, South Carolina; d. 1792, South 
Carolina.
iii.       ELIAS BALL, b. 1769, South Carolina; d. 1769, South  Carolina.
iv.       LYDIA BALL, b. 1770, South Carolina.
v.       ELIZABETH BALL, b. 1773.
vi.       ANNE BALL, b. 1775.
vii.       ELEANOR BALL, b. 1779.
8.  JANE3  BALL  (JOHN COMING2,  ELIAS1) was born 1761  in South Carolina,
and died 1804 in South Carolina.  She married JOHN BALL, son of  ELIAS  BALL 
and LYDIA CHICKEN.  He was  born 1760 in South Carolina, and died 1817 in South 
Carolina.
Children are listed above  under (6) John Ball.

Generation No. 4

9.  ELIZABETH4  BRYAN (LYDIA3  BALL, ELIAS2,  ELIAS1) was born 1784  in South
Carolina, and died 1812 in South Carolina.  She married JOHN BALL, son of 
JOHN  BALL  and JANE BALL.  He was  born 1782, and died 1834 in South Carolina.
Children of ELIZABETH  BRYAN  and JOHN BALL are:
i.       ELIAS5 BALL, b. 1805, South  Carolina; d. 1834, South Carolina; m.
CATHERINE  DAWSON.
ii.       LYDIA JANE BALL, b. 1807, South Carolina; d. 1841, South Carolina;
m.  FRANCIS  WARING.
iii.       ELIZABETH B. BALL, b. 1809, South Carolina; d. 1826, South 
Carolina.
iv.       ELEANOR S. BALL, b. 1811, South Carolina; d. 1817, South  Carolina.
v.       JOHN COMING BALL, b. 1812, South Carolina; d. 1845, South  Carolina.
10.  JOHN4  BALL  (JOHN3,  ELIAS2,  ELIAS1) was born  1782, and died 1834 in
South Carolina.  He married (1) ELIZABETH BRYAN, daughter of JOHN BRYAN and 
LYDIA  BALL.  She was  born 1784 in South Carolina, and died 1812 in South
Carolina.  He married (2) ANN SIMONS.  
Notes for ANN SIMONS:
Ann acquired the nickname  of Captian Nancy for her military style if running
the Ball  planatation.
page 304 A slave in my  family.
Children are listed above  under (9) Elizabeth Bryan.
Children of JOHN BALL and  ANN  SIMONS  are:
i.       ANN5 BALL, b. 1815, South  Carolina; d. 1859, South Carolina; m.
ELIAS DEAS.
ii.       KEATING SIMONS BALL, b. 1818, South Carolina; d. 1891, South 
Carolina.
iii.       JUDITH B. BALL, b. 1820, South Carolina; d. 1823, South  Carolina.
11.  ISAAC4  BALL  (JOHN3,  ELIAS2,  ELIAS1) was born 1785  in South
Carolina, and died 1825 in South Carolina.  He married ELIZA POYAS.  
Children of ISAAC BALL and  ELIZA  POYAS  are:
i.       ISAAC5 BALL, b. 1818, South  Carolina; d. 1824, South Carolina.
ii.       ELIZA C. BALL, b. 1821, South Carolina; d. 1824, South  Carolina.
iii.       WILLIAM JAMES BALL, b. 1821, South Carolina; d. 1891, South
Carolina; m.  (1) JULIA CART; d. Jul 1858; m. (2) MARY H. GIBBS, 1880; b.  1854.
Notes for WILLIAM JAMES BALL:
As young masters, William  and Julia Ball thus controlled three plantations,
Quenby, Hyde  Park,
and Limerick, within the  month of William and Julia's marriage they acquired
the plantation  of
Halidon Hill, downstream  from Limerick. and in 1850 he bought from a cousin
Cedar  Hill.
iv.       JANE BALL, b. 1823, South Carolina; d. 1905, South Carolina; m. 
JOHN  G.  SHOOLBRED; d. 1842, Quenby Plantation Charleston South  Carolina.
v.       JOHN BALL, b. 1825, South Carolina; d. 1852, South Carolina; m. 
MARIA  L.  GIBBS.
12.  ALWYN4  BALL  (JOHN3,  ELIAS2,  ELIAS1) was born 1807  in South
Carolina, and died 1835 in South Carolina.  He married ESTHER MCCELLAN 1826 in South 
Carolina.  
Notes for ALWYN BALL:
Among the many Ball men in  the rice business, there was a playboy youth,
Alwyn Ball. In 1826 Alwyn 18 and  newly married inherited some money from the
estate of his father John Ball Sr.  Alwyn used the cash to buy Elwood plantation
in a foreclosusre sale from the  sheriff of Charleston, South Carolina
and moved onto the land.  Three years later Alwyn took possession of 82
people valued  at
&18, 601.00 who lived  at another Ball tract, Pimlico, in a division of more
of his father's  property.
These workers moved to  Elwood.
page 276 Slaves in the  Family.
In July 1835 Alwyn Ball  died of malaria at age 28. The executors of his
estate sold Elwood and its  people to a partnership consisting of Dr. William
Moultrie and John  Harleston.
John Harleston moved to  Elwood, together with his brother William 
Harleston.
Children of ALWYN BALL and  ESTHER  MCCELLAN are:
i.       MARTHA C.5 BALL, b. 1827, South  Carolina; m. T. L. BULOW.
ii.       JOHN ALWYN BALL, b. 1828.
iii.       MARY C. BALL, b. 1830.
iv.       ISAAC BALL, b. 1831, South Carolina; d. 1858, South Carolina; m. 
CAROLINE  RUTLEDGE.
v.       ALWYN BALL, b. 1834, South Carolina; m. ALICIA BUTLER.
Notes for ALWYN BALL:
page 354 Alwyn Ball  Jr.
son of Alwyn Ball moved t  New York and became an Alcholic." I went one and
half years ago to an asylum for  intempreance, Alwyn wrote from the North in
1872 "spent one year and have been  home
six months and can truly say  that with God's help I have been effectually
cured fo all desire for  drink".
Alwyn needed money to  suffoprt his family. He sold his silver to pay
creditors, and desperate, seized  on the idea of a little retail business in New
York, "butter stand in the main  market." Alwyn wrote William to ask for the money
$300.00 to buy the  booth.
13.  ELIAS OCTAVUS4  BALL  (JOHN3,  ELIAS2,  ELIAS1) was born 1809  in South
Carolina, and died 1843 in South Carolina.  He married AMELIA WARING 1829 in
South  Carolina.  
Children of ELIAS BALL and  AMELIA  WARING  are:
i.       AMELIA WARING5 BALL, b. 1832; m.  HUGH  ROSE  RUTLEDGE; b. 10 Nov
1823; d. 06 May  1925.
ii.       ELIAS NONUS BALL, b. 1834, South Carolina; d. 1872, South Carolina;
m.  ANNIE  ODENHEIMER.
iii.       HUGH SWINTON BALL, b. 1836, South Carolina; d. 1900, South
Carolina; m.  ROSA  LUCAS.
iv.       SOPHIA M. BALL, b. 1837, South Carolina; d. 1891, South Carolina;
m.  WILLIAM  H.  ODENHEIMER.
Amelia Waring died 1892, I  am not sure about Hugh Rose Rutledge death date
he would have been over 100  years old, and  is possible its correct.
Chart taken from the book Edward  Ball
"Slaves in the Family"  Published by the Ballantine  Publishing Co
Copyright 1998, 1999 by Edward Ball.-- pictures of the  Elias Ball family 

 


Hi,
My 5 greats grandmother was Sarah Hext who married Dr. John Rutledge.
My line:
John Rutledge and Elizabeth Grimke
  Thomas Littleberry Rutledge and Caroline Horry
    James Sanders Rutledge and Elizabeth Townsend
      Robert Spencer Rutledge and Margaret Ellen  (Riley) Duncan
       Lillie Waller Rutledge and William  Hardy McKee
         William Frank McKee and  Esther Gerstner
CJ
P.S.  This is not my main e-mail address. The one I use the most is 
irishauges@aol.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
In a message dated 2/21/05 3:02:59 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, 
Rsroon@aol.com writes:

As has  been noted in several other responses, The mother of John and Edward
Rutledge  was Sarah Hext, the daughter of Hugh Hext and Sarah Boone.  She
married  Dr. John Rutledge, her stepfather's brother.  Sarah Boone was the 
daughter of Major John Boone.  John Boone was in the "first fleet" which  was the
first English settlers in SC.  He also established Boone Hall  Plantation which
is just north of Mt. Pleasant, SC.  Boone Hall is famous  for its oak lined
drive and has been the setting for many movies including the  mini series North
and South.  I have a book entitled "Fair Were Their  Dreams" which covers the
Boone family back to 1564 in Dartmouth.  If  anyone is interested I would be
happy to share what I have.

Robert  Missroon
Rsroon@aol.com
 


Hi-

I may not be answering your question directly. But a Dr John Rutledge emigrated to the colonies
from Cty Tyrone about the  time in question. He became quite wealthy and had about 7 children.

John Rutledge (1739-1800) was born in Charleston SC and became Governor of SC. He was a
signer of the US Constitution and a t the end of his life he was a US Supreme Court Justice.

Edward Rutledge(1749-1800) was born in Christ Church SC and was a signer of the Declaration
of Independence and later became Governor of SC.

Perhaps, some of the siblings resettled to MO.

Hope this helps.

Robert Telford
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JOHN W. RUTLEDGE SR. ONE OF BEDFORD COUNTYS  FARMERS,
BORN JAN 12 1823, BEDFORD CO. TENN. SON OF JOHN  RUTLEDGE
AND SARAH DAVENPORT NATIVES OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
THE PARENTS WERE MARRIED IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND CAME  TO
BEDFORD CO. TENN VERY EARLY SETTLEMENT OF THE  COUNTY.
JOHN W. RUTLEDGE AT THE AGE OF 27 MARRIED, HE CONTINUED  TO
FARM AND DEAL IN LIVE STOCK EXTENSIVLY. HE NOW OWNS 108 ACRES  OF LAND WITH
75 ACRES UNDER CULTIVATION. HE MARRIED NOV 22 1849 TO EUNICE M  WARNER DAUGHTER
OF JOHN AND EUNICE (DIXON) WARNER NATIVES OF NORTH CAROLINA.  THEY CAME
TO SUMNER CO. TENN. WHEN SMALL AND THENCE TO BEDFORD COUNTY  WHERE THEY LIVED
AND DIED. THE FATHER WAS BORN
1783 AND THE MOTHER IN 1792 THEY WERE MARRIED NOV 11  1810.
THE FATHER WAS A SHERIFF OF BEDFORD CO. HE DIED MAY 17 1834  AND THE MOTHER
DIED OCT 2 1852.
MR. AND MRS RUTLEDGE ARE PARENTS OF FOUR CHILDREN
1 JOHN G. RUTLEDGE WHO DIED YOUNG
2. WARNER G. RUTLEDGE
3. EUNICE M. RUTLEDGE THE WIFE OF  THOMAS LTHOMPSON
4. JOHN W. RUTLEDGE
 
WARNER G. RUTLEDGE MARRIED DEC 4 1874 TO JULIA L.  PHILLIPS
WHO DIED JAN 16 1876 AFTER THE BIRTH OF CHILD JULIA L.  WHO
ALSO DIED JULY 16 1876. HE IS A STORE KEEPER AND GAUGER IN THE  REVENUE
SERVICE IN MIDDLE AND WEST DIVISIONS OF TENN.
 
RUTLEDGE AND THOMPSON DEALERS IN A GENREAL LINE  OF
GROCERIES PROVISIONS IN SHELBYVILLE, TENN.
JOHN W. RUTLEDGE BORN JULY 20 1860 SON OF JOHN W.  RUTLEDGE
HE MARRIED DEC 26 1884 TO kATIE NEASE AND THEY HAVE ONE SON
JOHN H. RUTLEDGE MR RUTLEDGE IS CAPTIAN OF THE SHELBYVILLE  HOOK AND LADER
COMPANY
THOMAS L. THOMPSON WAS BORN AUGUST 4 1850 PARENTS
THOMAS THOMPSON AND TRANQUILLA STEPHENS. BOTH  PARENTS
WERE NATIVES OF BEDFORC COUNTY THE MOTHER BEING OF  NORTH
CAROLINA ANCESTRY. THOMAS L. WAS REARED ON A FARM
HE WAS MARRIED FEBRUTARY 25 1875 TO MISS EUNICE M. RUTLEDGE  DAUGHTER OF JOHN
W. RUTLEDGE SR.
FOUR CHILDREN HAVE BEEN BORN TO THIS MARRIAGE
THOMAS L THOMPSON
MARY A. THOMPSON
JOHN W. THOMPSON
HIRAM S. THOMPSON
THE FIRM OF RUTLEDGE AND THOMPSON ALSO DEALS IN MULES AND FINE  HORSES.
4.

 

 

I'll get it into the SC section, but what other states were they in before 1900?   Don

----- Original Message ----- From: shirjobeen@aol.com To: donkelly@grovenet.net Sent: Monday, September 20, 2004 1:06 PM Subject: BOLLINGER, BONNER, BUCKNER, COLEMAN, LAMB, LANE, SARGENT
  All my family originated in Charleston and surrounding rural areas.  Thomas Nathan Lane and wife, Emma Lee Bollinger; Albert Bonner and wife, Dovie Lane; John F. Coleman and wife, Mary Francis Buckner; Roy Coleman and wife, Mary "Babe" Sargent; George Sargent and wife, Annie Pal Lamb.  Looking for info on these ancestors and the locations of Cross, Coleman, Parks, Nixon and Spencer Cemeteries.  All help appreciated.  
shirjobeen@aol.com   09-20-04

Mary Shubrick Eveleigh was the widow of Col. Nicholas Everleigh. Mary and 
Edward Rutledge did not have any children. Edward wanted to marry Mary Shubrick.
 His mother wanted him to marry Henrietta Middleton. He bowed to her wishes. 
Edward and Henrietta had three children, Henry Middleton Rutledge, Edward 
Rutledge, and Sarah "Sally" Middleton Rutledge. Henry married his cousin, 
Septima Sexta Middleton. They were the founders of Rose Hill in Nashville, TN. 
Edward, b. 1778 d. 1780 - burned to death at home.  CJ
 
 
In a message dated 9/16/2004 11:13:26 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
KDRutledge@webtv.net writes:

Edward  Rutledge (1749-1800), son of Dr. John and Sara (Hext), married
Henrietta  Middleton in 1774.  Children attributed to them are:  i.  Henry
Middleton Rutledge (1775-1844);  ii. Child, not named, born  1778, died
young;  iii. Sarah, (1782-1855).  Never  married.

Henrietta died in 1792, and Edward married Mary Shubrick  Everleigh.
Edward and Mary had one child; Sarah. (Two daughters named  Sarah?)

One source indicated Edward made a will, 25Sep1798, which was  probated
1800.  Copies of those might prove interesting.  Edward  died 23Jan1800.

Edward's siblings are said to be:  John, Andrew,  Thomas, Sarah, Hugh,
and Mary.


Kermit D.  Rutledge
 


I'm relatively new to computer genealogy and wasn't able to post a query on your web site Most Wanted; I saw the above email address and decided to try it.  On the Georgia Rutledge list, a Kathye ? inquired about the Haralson County, Ga. marriage book listings.  I'm related to most, if not all, the Rutledge's listed in her query.  On the South Carolina Rutledge list, Florence King mentioned a Benjamin Rutledge, his wife Jane, and their 12 children.  My great grandfather was their child #5 named John Spencer Rutledge.  Since her email address was listed, I've sent her an email.
This looks like quite a good site with many "cousins" sharing information.  Please advise me on how or what you might suggest I do to become involved.  You'll probably have to keep it quite simple because I'm not a computer expert; I'm still a novice at this.
Thank you for your time.    Carol Rutledge

 


Letters of Delegates to Congress: Volume 22 November 1, 1784 - November 6,
1785
Richard Henry Lee to John Rutledge


Sir, New York Jany 24th 1785
I have the honor to enclose you an Act of Congress for forming a fOEderal
Court to determine a controversy, respecting territory, that subsi[s]ts between
the States of Massachusets and New York.(1) The future concord and happiness of
the United States depends so eminently upon the wise and early settlement of
such disputes that both Congress and the Parties will be well pleased to find
this court a full one, by the acceptance of all the Judges appointed to form
it.(2)
I have the honor to be with the highest esteem and regard, Sir, Your Most
Obedient and very humble Servant,
Richard Henry Lee

LB (DNA: PCC, item 16). Addressed: "The Honorable John Rutledge Esqr."
1 For this December 24 "Act," see JCC, 27:709--;10. For the context in which
this letter was sent, see Massachusetts and New York Agents to James Monroe,
December 28, 1784.
2 For Rutledge's March 26 response declining this appointment, see JCC,
28:351--;52; and PCC, item 78, 19:479--;82.


Page 131
JANUARY 24, 1785
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Reason Rutledge (born 1790-1800 in SC) (married about 1820 in SC to Nancy ? (born 1795 in SC)/Reason died between 1840-1849 in GA).  Nancy remarried 08/15/1854 to William South in Campbell Cty, GA.  Their children:  Albert born about 1820 in Abbeville Cty, SC; Benjamin H. born 04/09/1822 in Abbeville Cty, SC; Hezekiah born in 1827 in Abbeville Cty, SC; Esa W. born between 1830-1835 in Anderson Cty, SC; Polly A. born between 1835-1840 in Anderson Cty, SC. Albert, Esa, & Polly are llisted with their mother in the 1850 Campbell Cty, GA census.  Benjamin was married with 3 children and Hezekiah was married with 2 children in the 1850 Campbell Cty, GA census. Note:  not all the information on Reason and Nancy has been verified yet.
Benjamin was my great-great-grandfather. He married 12/22/1844 in Campbell Cty, GA to Jane Rice who was born 01/09/1826.  They are both buried in the Union Hill Cemetery in Haralson Cty, GA.  Benjamin died 09/28/1884 and Jane lived to be about 110 when she died in 1936.  Their children:  Susan born in 1845 was married to Thomas Underwood 06/04/1861 in Campbell Cty, GA.  They had 2 children listed in the 1870 Carroll Cty, GA census.  Ellen was born in 1848 and married William E. Hicks 12/07/1865.  Thomas R. (aka TSB) was born 05/2/1850 and married Elizabeth White 12/22/1873.  They had several children, grandchildren, etc, some of whom still live in Carroll Cty, GA.  Margaret was born in 1853 and married a Doctor Cain 11/10/1870 in Carroll Cty, GA.  John Spencer was born 02/09?/1856 and was married to Jo Anna Whitton 12/27/1877.
This is my greatgrandfather and mother; they had 5 surviving children and many grandchildren, etc, that are scattered throughout Haralson, Carroll, Cobb, and other counties.  Benjamin (Jr?) was born in 1857 and possibly married a Nancy (Whitton?).  James A. was born 02/25/1860 and married a Luana? who is buried with him in the Piney Woods Cemetery in Haralson Cty, GA.  William J. was born in 1861 and married Isabella Whitton 09/18/1884 in Haralson Cty, GA.  They had many children, grandchildren, etc.  There's an annual Whitton Family Reunion in September.  Jane was born 02/28/1864 and married William Washington Whitton 10/11/1881.  There's quite a number of descendants from them.  Joseph was born in 1865 and married H. A. Morgan 06/01/1890.  Benjamin and Jane's last 2 children were Ephraim born 1868 and Henry F. born 1870;  I've not found them anywhere except the 1870 Haralson Cty, Ga census.
Hope this info helps someone out there.     Carol
 


Is there a pedigree for John Rutledge, the former Governor of SC and a signer
of the Constitution, anywhere online? Including info on the spouses and
children of Rutledge's children. I know he had something like 10 children. I am
helping a friend to trace his ancestors. He is related to Dr. John W. Kirk, a
wealthy plantation owner (Rose Hill, in Bluffton SC), through his mother's
family. He was also told that he is descended from John Rutledge, and we're having a
hard time proving the Rutledge link. The Kirk link is for certain. Here is a
link to some info on the Kirk we are tracing, to see if it does indeed lead to
the Rutledge line.

http://www.rosehillmansion.com/page/page/466363.htm

Thanks for any help, ideas, suggestions, etc.

Julie Patrick Clark
Virginia
With roots in Camden County, NC

 


My direct line:

Isaac Rutledge, Cumberland Co., PA  d. 1760
John Rutledge, migrated from PA to Rowan County, N.C.  b. 1712  d. 1775
Joseph Rutledge, migrated from N.C. to KY.  b. 1749  d. 1832
John Rutledge, Clark County, KY. b. 1777  d. 1848
Joseph Rutledge, Cumberland County, KY.  b. 1802  d. 1826
John Jefferson Rutledge, migrated from KY to Boone County, AR.  b. 1825  d. 1908
James Bell Rutledge, migrated from AR.to King County, WA.  b. 1851 d. 1935
John Jefferson Rutledge, King County, WA.  b. 1881  d. 1916
John Elwood Rutledge, migrated from King Co, WA to Lane Co., OR.  b. 1911  d. 1989
John Duane Rutledge... still hanging out in Eugene OR....

Co-lateral families, that I'm working on, include Speer/Spear, Murphey, Garrett, Holt, Gray, Coombs, Colson/Colsen, LaBrie.

John Rutledge in Oregon
 


Kate. On the John of SC. I have several census listings of SC. It not to say
they are all there is or the only census records for that year, but this is
only what I have. And keep in mind there is the famous Charleston brothers of
John and Edward Rutledge.

1790 SC census
John Rutledge - Charleston - St. Pillips parish
John Rutledge - (plantation) Beaufort Co
John Rutledge - Claremont Co., no twp listed

1800 SC census
John Rutledge - Charleston - St Pillips parish
John Rutledge Jr. - Kershaw Co., no twp listed
John Rutledge Sr - Kershaw Co., no twp listed
Jonathan Rutledge - Beaufort Co., St. Peters parish

1820 SC census
John -EST (I think this means estate)

I plan to get back to SC soon for more lookups. I'll be sure to look for John
and Elizabeth Downs marriage as well as his first wife Hannah.

Do any of these John's pop out as a possiblity of yours?

Jane in GA
 


Here's something on Paul Lawrence.
RUTLEDGE, PAUL LAWRENCE, SR. (1904-1961). Paul Lawrence (Red) Rutledge, Sr., educator and community leader, son of Sam A. and Catherine C. (Warren) Rutledge, was born at Hempstead, Texas, on September 19, 1904. His parents were one of the pioneer black families to settle the area of Bishop, Texas, around 1911. Catherine Rutledge taught school for forty-two years. Paul Rutledge received his elementary education in the public schools of Round Rock and Bishop. He completed his secondary education at the Junior-Senior Academy, Prairie View Normal, and graduated with B.S. and M.S. degrees in agricultural education from Prairie View A&M in 1931. He later earned an M.A. from that institution. He also studied at Tuskegee Institute and Atlanta University. During his college career at Prairie View, he served as president of the class of 1931 and was a member of the debating team and an honorary society. Rutledge began his teaching career at Domino, Texas, in 1931. He served as princip!
 al and vocational agriculture teacher at Flint Hill (1933-37) and Green Bay (1937-42) high schools in Anderson County. He helped organize the Anderson County Teachers Association in the 1930s. He joined the Texas Education Agencyqv in Vocational Agricultural Education in 1942 as supervisor of Area 2, a post he held until his death in 1961. In the early 1950s Rutledge helped secure National Education Association affiliation for black educators. Rutledge joined the Baptist Churchqv at an early age and was a member of Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church Tucker Community at the time of his death. He was a member of the American Woodmen, Camp 66, Palestine, Texas. On September 24, 1933, Rutledge married Johnnie L. Cephas (1908-1994) of San Marcos. They had three sons. Paul L. Rutledge, Sr., died on December 28, 1961, and was buried in Magnolia Brotherhood Cemetery near Long Lake, Texas. In 1993 members of the Anderson and Houston county historical commissions dedicated a Texas Historic!
 al Commissionqv marker at his gravesite.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Houston County Courier, January 24, 1993. Palestine Herald Press, January 26, 1993.
Gladys Rutledge Edwards

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From: Katheryn Hyde [mailto:k_hyde@bellsouth.net]
Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2004 1:58 PM
To: Rutledge List
Cc:
Barry.K.Hedden@bge.com
Subject: {not a subscriber} FW: {not a subscriber} Elizabeth RUTLEDGE b.
1834, Greenville Dist., SC, m. Elisha HEDDEN II


Barry, I have passed on your request to the Rutledge mailing list hoping
someone will have some information to help you.  Please consider joining the
list by sending a subscription request to
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Kathye Hyde,
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From: Hedden, Barry K [mailto:Barry.K.Hedden@bge.com]
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'RUTLEDGE-L@rootsweb.com'
Subject: {not a subscriber} Elizabeth RUTLEDGE b. 1834, Greenville
Dist., SC, m. Elisha HEDDE N II


Looking for the parents and siblings of Elizabeth RUTLEDGE b. 1834,
Greenville Dist., SC, m. Elisha HEDDEN II. She lived in Rabun Co, GA and
Macon Co., NC. Elizabeth's husband (my great-granduncle) died of disease
while serving as pvt., Co. A, 20th SC, CSA.  Hedden family legend says that
she was a direct descendant of the SC Rutledges who were signers of the
Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution.

Any information on her family would be appreciated.
 


Hello, 
 I am searching for any info regarding marriages between Rutledge and Robinson (or possibly Robertson) in the period from 1770-1800, particularly in NC and SC. 
I believe that I am descended from a female Rutledge, relation to Governor John Rutledge of SC, through Martha (Patsy) Robinson, born 1794-99 in NC.
I would greatly appreciate any help in this search.

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From: Will and Felomina Garvin

To: donkelly@grovenet.net

Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2003 5:50 AM

Subject: Rutledge Ancestry
Aloha Don,         My ancestry includes John Knight Jr. born 1795, son of John Knight and Betsy Rutledge (or Betsey Rutledge or Polly Rutledge).  Betsy would have been born about 1760 to 1775 probably.  John Jr. died In Laurens, SC.  I surmise that Betsey could have been related to Andrew the attorney or John the doctor but I do not know.         Perhaps you have a lot on the Rutledge family and my ancestor will show up.  Please tell me what you can.    

 




Florence King
fking@pipeline.com

  Benjamin RUTLEDGE was born about 1824 in South Carolina.  (1860 census
- birthplace GA)  He died after the 1880 census.  He was a farmer and
blacksmith. 

[Family story stated that his name was James and that he taught the
planter's kids.  However, 1850 census states that he cannot read or
write; this is not present on any other census--perhaps an error since
in the 1870 census, his wife is the one who cannot write.  Three
children, ages 15-11, in 1870 census cannot read or write-this could
have been because of the war years.  Was his father's name James-was he
the one who taught the planter's kids?] 

His parents' birthplaces listed in census as South Carolina.

He was married to Jane RICE on 22 Dec 1844 in Campbell County, Georgia.
Jane RICE was born about 1827 in Georgia.  (1900 census states
birthplace as South Carolina --was this confusion with husband's
birthplace since both parents' birthplaces listed as South Carolina?)
She was buried after 1880.  Benjamin RUTLEDGE and Jane RICE had the
following children:

2 i. Susan RUTLEDGE was born in 1845.
+3 ii. Ellen RUTLEDGE was born on 23 Jun 1848 in
Campbell County, Georgia.  She died on 4 Dec 1920 in Blum, Hill County,
Texas.  She was married to William Francis HICKS (son of Green HICKS and
Mahala UPTON) on 7 Dec 1865 in Carroll County, Georgia. 
+4 iii. Thomas R. RUTLEDGE.
5 iv. Margaret RUTLEDGE was born about 1852 in
Campbell County, Georgia.
6 v. John RUTLEDGE was born about 1855 in Campbell
County, Georgia.
7 vi. Benjamin RUTLEDGE was born about 1858 in
Campbell County, Georgia.
8 vii. William L. RUTLEDGE was born about 1862.
9 viii. Jane RUTLEDGE was born about 1864.
10 ix. Joseph RUTLEDGE was born about 1866.
11 x. Ephriam RUTLEDGE was born about 1868.
12 xi. Henry F. RUTLEDGE was born in Apr 1870 in
Carroll County, Georgia.

(On 25 Dec 1984:  Ione Read stated, "We had an aunt we called Aunt Mag
and one Aunt Susan...the sisters of Ellen Rutledge Hicks." ) 

Is Nancy Rutledge, born SC, abt 1795, as head of household in 1850
Campbell County, GA, census, the mother of Benjamin?  In household are
Albert (m) age 29, Esa (f) age 14, Polly (f) age 11.


Ann RUTLEDGE (1816-1835), became famous as Abraham LINCOLN's first sweetheart. Romantic stories of their tragic love affair are based more on legend that on fact. Ann was the daughter of the innkeeper in New Salem, IL, where Lincoln lived for a time. She was engaged to John McNAMAR, a wealthy settler. He left for the East, and there were doubts that he would return to marry Ann. Meanwhile, she accepted Lincoln's proposal of marriage. But shortly afterward, she became ill and died.

John RUTLEDGE (1739-1800), born in or near Charleston, SC, was a descendent of Ulster immigrants. He studied law in England and began practicing law in South Carolina in 1761. He was a member of the Continental Congress, and served from 1774 to 1776 and 1782 to 1783. A well-known lawyer and orator, he was one of the first to urge independence for the 13 colonies. During the American Revolution, he was involved in drafting SC's state constitution. He later became governor of the state from 1778 to 1782. Rutledge's first term on the U. S. Supreme Court was between 1789 and 1791, when he resigned in order to return as SC's chief justice. In 1795, President George WASHINGTON appointment Rutledge as chief justice of the U. S. Supreme Court. Because the Senate did not confirm his appointment, he only served for one term. RUTLEDGE spoke often in favor of the slaveholders.

His brother, Edward RUTLEDGE (1749-1800) was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Like his brother, he studied law in England and practiced in Charleston. He served in the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1776, and in the provincial congress. In 1780, the British captured him during the siege of Charleston. After the Revolutionary War, he served in the legislature. From 1798 to 1800, he was governor.


John Dill said: A couple I expected and did not see are Lorenzo Dow,Littleberry, and Jackson Middleton. Littleberry and kin are of course my cousins IF my Thomas? is indeed the missing Thomas, son of Joseph Rutledge who had a will probatedin Greenville, S.C. There is circumstantial evidence that he is, but I feel I would need better proof before I consider him proven as such. Even if they were not brothers of my Thomas, I would bet that they were reasonably close kin. Was this Joseph the same Joseph recorded on census in Abbeville, S.C. in 1800 and 1810? An Evelyn R. Westwood once, many years ago (1966), submitted LDS family group sheets which stated that William Rutledge's father (the William whowas laterproven to be an older brother of my Benjamin) was a Joseph Rutledge. Apparently she based this on internal family records she had. I believe she was partially in error and that William (and siblings) wasmore likely to bea grandson of Joseph (again assuming Thomas was Joseph's son). It is my understanding (I don't have a copy of her records) that she believed William Rutledge was born in Abbeville. Jackson Middleton is an interesting problem. It sure is a coincidence that there was a Henry Middleton Rutledge living in Franklin County, TN. He was said to be a grandson of the famous John Rutledge of the first Congress etc... (source: Chosen Exile by Mary Wheeler and Genon Neblett) Where does the "Middleton" come from?


Christ Church Parish, Charleston, South Carolina Greetings from SC. The following site has tons of RUTLEDGE info with dates.
Click here: south_carolina
URQ
"I've joined this list just recently, so I'm sure that I've missed a lot of this discussion. I did a lot of reading at our State Library about the Rutledges of S.C. and TN. but haven't made a connection with them. I'm sure that William was the father but I can't find the notes. I did find notes from Vol.II of the Irish Settlers in America by O'Brien. pg.57:
"Edward Rutledge was a son of Dr. John Rutledge, a native of Longford, Ireland. While his biographers assume he was born in South Carolina, no entry of his birth or baptism can be found in church records of the province, but the inscription on the tombstone of Dr.John Rutledge at Charleston indicates that it was subsequent to Edward's birth that he imigrated to America. It is assumed Edward was a native of Ireland. He wa a delegate from South Carolina to the Continental Congress, took an active part in the discussions which preceed the Declaration of Independence and was one of it's signers. He was a commander of South Carolina Artillary in the Revolutin, was a govenor of the state 1798-1800, and was appointed Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States but declined the office. He was Treasurer and Secretary of the "Friendly Brothers of St.Patrick", a patriotic Irish Society founded at Charleston in 1771.
"John Rutledge was the elder brother of Edward Rutledge and was born in Longford, Ireland. In 1776, he became president of South Carolina and was Commander-in-chief of it's military forces in the Revolution. He was delegate to the Continental Congress, but was not a signer because he was in the field battling with the enemy. In 1779, hfe was Governor of South Carolina and Chancellor in 1784; was a member of the convention to frame the Constitution of the U.S. and signed that instrument. In 1797, he ecame Judge of the Court of Chancery and was successively Chief Justice of South Carolina and Judge of the Supreme Court of the U.S. and became Chief Justice of that august body. Both brothers had enviable reputations as orators and patriots and no names are more honored among the leading men of the south. John Rutledge was also a member of the "Friendly Brothers of St.Patrick" as well as the Hibernian Society, founded at Charleston in 1799."
pg.177 "Andrew Rutledge from Longford, Ireland, who came to Charleston in 1730, was one of its distinquished lawyers and in time became Attorney General of the Province and Speaker of the Commons House of Assembly; his brother Dr. John Rutledge also a native of Longford, was one of Charleston's leading Physicians, and three of his sons became famous in the history of the state. Edward Rutledge and Thomas Lynch of Charleston of the same race of "red-blooded men", pledged their sacred lives and fortunes to their country when they signed the Declaration of Independence."
Sorry if this is repetitious from the past. If I find the other information, I'll send it along for what it's worth. Mary


From: Carolyn Gardner To: RUTLEDGE-L@rootsweb.com Date: Friday, June 23, 2000 6:59 PM Subject: [RUTLEDGE] Re: William A. RUTLEDGE ca. 1821 SC Mike Rutledge wrote: I spoke to another family from Alpine, Chattooga County GA yesterday. I found this in my census info re. William A. RUTLEDGE (which I identified in my files as R-WI-025): Benton Co. AL census, 18 Jul 1850, p. 363: William A. RUTLEDGE 29 SC Nancy 27 GA John A. 6 GA Francis M. 5 GA Casswell 2 GA Benj. 2/12 GA Calhoun Co. AL census, 25 Jul 1860, p. 407: W. A. RUTLEDGE 39 SC Nancy M. 37 GA John A. 16 GA C. M. 12 GA Benj. N. 10 GA Margret J. 8 AL Rachel T. 6 AL Betsy A. 4 AL Lelia A. 2 AL Hope this helps. Best wishes, Darryl __________________ Thank you Darryl. I have already sent the information to my friends. I think with all those Rutledges living in Chattooga county at the same ime( Bryant S. my James and William A) there has to be some connection. All these families lived within 10 miles of each other. They at least knew each other. The problem is I don't. Mike Rutledge, Boaz AL

Hello,

From: Subject: Re: [RUTLEDGE-L] Dr. John & Sarah Rutledge The children of Dr. John and Sarah were: John b. 1739 Andrew b. 1740 Sarah b. 1742 Thomas b. 1743 Hugh b. 1745 Mary "Polly" b. 1747 Edward b. 1749 CJ

I believe he is Arthur Middleton RUTLEDGE Sr. (1817-1875 or 1876), who m/1 Elizabeth UNDERWOOD, m/2 Marie ADAMS. Someone said that Marie is part of the ADAMS family of which there are two US presidents. AM is the 6th of 8 children born to Henry Middleton RUTLEDGE and wife Septima Sexta MIDDLETON.

And in case you're wondering, yes, they are part of the RUTLEDGE family of Charleston SC.

Best wishes,

Darryl

Darryl,
I'm really perked up here this morning... I noticed the Sheltons on
another emailr and now the Adams on this one. I am trying so hard to
connect with the Rutledge family and have been praying for a breakthru.
Well now this morning there are two familiar allied families showing up.
I have Robert Adams who married Mourning Lewis as part of my Douglass
line. I know that he is related to the President Adams family. Maybe I
have to connect thru one of my other lines before I can hook up thru my
Rutledge line. I have several Adams in this line, but don't see any
Marie. Can you elaborate on that branch any? Thanks, Jan Rutledge Roggy


In a message dated 12/30/99 4:12:44 PM Central Standard Time, donkelly@grovenet.net writes: in a book named "Chosen Exile " there are three Henry Middeltons listed.
1--Henry Middelton 1717/1784 who married Mary Williams
2--Henry Middelton- Governor 1770/1846 married first Cousin Septma Middelton
3--Henry Middelton -- 1797/1876
There is many references made in this book to the Middeltons and Rutledges and is a history of Septma Sexta Middleton Rutledge The authors are Mary Bray Wheeler and Genon Hickerson Neblett. Published by the Rutledge Hill Press p.o. Box 140483 Nashville TN. 37214 Ed Rutledge

Edward Thomas RUTLEDGE of grove County, Kilkenny, Ireland d. 1725 county Kildare, Ireland Owned and operated a small farm in County Tyrone, Ireland. Owned a tavern on the edge of his land. He lived and farmed in County Tyrone, also lived in Kilkenny, Ireland.
He m. Elizabeth GRAEM only known (to me) children:
Andrew b. 1706 d. 1755 immigrated from Longford, Ireland m. Sarah (BOON) HEXT no issue for them but she had a daughter from previous marriage to Hugh HEXT. This daughter, Sarah, m. Andrew's brother, Dr. John Rutledge.
Dr. John Rutledge b. 1713 d. 25 Dec 1750 Charleston, SC immigrated 1735 m. 1738 Christ Church Parish, SC to Sarah HEXT b. 1724 d. 1792 Charleston, SC She married at age 14, had 7 children and was a widow by age 27. t
heir children:
John b. 1739 d. 1800 m. Elizabeth GRIMKE
Andrew b. 1740 d. 1772 m. Elizabeth Rebecca GADSDEN
Sarah b. 1742 d. 1819 m. John MATHEWS
Thomas b. 1743 d. 1783 m. Margaret DEVEAUX
Hugh b.1745 d1811 m(1) Sarah SMITHm(2) Ann SMITHm(3) Mary "Polly" Golightly HUGER
Mary "Polly" b. 1747 d. 1832 m. Roger Moore SMITH
Edward b. 1749 d. 1800 m. Mary Henrietta MIDDLETON CJ

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Linage of James Sanders RUTLEDGE
Cavan RUTLEDGE m. Katherine ______ their son:
George RUTLEDGE m. unknown their son:
John RUTLEDGE m. unknown their son:
Edward Thomas RUTLEDGE m. Elizabeth GRAEM their son:
Dr. John RUTLEDGE m. Sarah HEXT their son:
John RUTLEDGE m. Elizabeth GRIMKE their son:
Thomas Littleberry RUTLEDGE m. Caroline HORRY their son: James Sanders RUTLEDGE m(1) Elizabeth TOWNSEND
m(2) Martha SUTTLES
m(3) Amanada DOYLE

The following was posted on the Rutledge Genforum page. I know that some of us may have seen this info before but it never hurts to repeat information
Carole G in CA
Hello RUTLEDGE Researchers:
I have a little info on the South Carolina RUTLEDGE Family.
Andrew RUTLEDGE, a Barrister, arrived in Charles Town in the year 1730. "He came penniless to the New world, with the degree of LL.B from Trinity College, Dublin, and some knowledge not contained in books. He was under thirty, lanky, with impressive dignity and discreetly silent as to his origin."
"His father owned a small farm in County Tyrone, Ireland. The family was numerous and humble, being originally Norman and crossing to Ireland from France in the time of (King) Edward III."
Andrew RUTLEDGE married the young widow Sarah BOONE HEXT in 1733. He became stepfather to her young daughter, Sarah HEXT.
Sarah BOONE HEXT RUTLEDGE was first married to Colonel Hugh HEXT, a man many years her senior. He died in 1732.
No children were born of the union between Andrew & Sarah RUTLEDGE. Sarah was too frail.
Daughter, Sarah HEXT was the richest heiress in South Carolina. Her fortune came from her father Hugh and his brother Thomas. Another uncle, Francis, made the little girl his heiresss as well.
Andrew wrote his brother, Doctor John RUTLEDGE and requested he come to Charles Town. John arrived circa 1736 and settled in town.
December 25, 1738 at Christ Church the marriage of "Doctor John" and Miss Sarah HEXT took place. She had celebrated her 14th birthday in September of the same year.
[Dr John RUTLEDGE born Ireland 1713 died 12-25-1750 at Charles Town]
Their first child was a boy named John, said to have been born September 1739. His mother was barely fifteen years of age.
This John RUTLEDGE is one of the greatest unsung heroes in our country's history. [This is my personal opinion, folks...and I am not related to him in any way. RLG]
John RUTLEDGE framed the Constitution while we were still "the colonies."
His brother Edward signed the Declaration of Independence and is buried at St. Michael's Church in Charleston.
John "was buried obscurely in St. Michael's churchyard, under a slab of sandstone bearing only this inscription: John Rutledge June 21, 1800 aged 61 years."
The information given is from the book, "Mr Rutledge of South Carolina." [Published 1942, author, Richard Barry] Other sources were: The late Mabel Webber's study of the descendants of Dr John Rutledge.[Miss Webber was a noted South Carolina genealogist. RLG] Regards, Rachal Leigh Grizzle "


I'm looking for information regarding John R. RUTLEDGE (my 4G Grandfather)
who was born abt 1764 in either Wales or SC. He lived in E. Feleciana, LA
and died in Livingston Co., KY. He's buried at the Lemon Farm, near Salem,
Livingston Co., KY.

His daughter, Sarah Ann RUTLEDGE (3G Grandmother) was b. 1789 in East
Feleciana, LA and d. 1873 in Salem, Livingston Co., KY and is buried in the
same cemetery as her father. She married William LEMEN 6 Jun 1806 in E.
Feleciana, LA. She may be found in the 1820 census in E. Feleciana and in
the 1860 census (it says she was born in SC.) she is in Livingston Co., KY
living with E. B. LEMEN and his wife Elizabeth HOGARD LEMEN.
Sarah Ann applied for a pension as a widow of a veteran of the War of 1812.
At first her claim was disallowed. She went to considerable trouble to prove
her right to a pension. She applied for and received bounty land grants for
land of Sands, Warsaw, Missouri. [Record of the General Land Office Bounty Land Warrant No. 101213 dated 5 September 1854 for 40 acres was
issued to Sarah Ann Lemon, a widow of Wm. Lemen, a private in Capt.
Barefield¹s Co., La. Militia. Sarah Ann sold this warrant. No. 87572 dated
21 October 1856 for 120 acres also in Warsaw, MO was also issued to her. She
sold this warrant too]
Sarah A. LEMEN made a will 21 January 1871. She named children: Elisha F.
LEMEN, Eli M. LEMEN, Elias B. LEMEN, and Mary A. (LEMEN) STEWART to receive
$5 apiece. The remainder of the estate she left to her first-born son, John
E., who was to care for her until her death. She was to be buried in the
graveyard near his residence, between the graves of her deceased husband and
her mother.

Thanks for any help.

Sara Bradley Mason

Check out the Rutledge Family Association page
http://www.rootsweb.com/~rutledge/
and the Rutledge Brick Wall page at
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~donkelly/index.htm


Richard,

Thomas Rutledge died in County Kilkenny, Ireland and I assume that he was
born there. His two sons, Andrew and Dr. John were born in Ireland and again
I assume that it was in Kilkenny. John Rutledge, the famous American
Patriot, was born in Charleston, SC. All of my other ancestors in this line
down to my father were born in Charleston also. My father was born in
Bucksport, SC near Georgetown. I and my three sons were born in Savannah,
GA. My next task is to try and trace Thomas Rutledge from Callan, Kilkenny,
Ireland back to Scotland. Unfortunately there are not enough hours in the
day.

Robert Missroon
Rsroon@aol.com



I'll respond to two separate postings with this one. Yes, Richard I know
that the name Rutledge originated in Midlands on the English - Scottish
border and that the Rutledges were part of a group that lived at times on
both sides of the border. They were also part of the Protestant migrations
to Ireland. My earliest Rutledge ancestor to date is Thomas Rutledge, Esq.
who died prior to 1736 in Callan, County Kilkenny, Ireland, thus my Irish
reference. I suppose that Scotch-Irish would have been a more appropriate
designation. My last name, Missroon is also believed to be Scotch-Irish
although I have only been able to trace back to James Missroon, born 1772, in
Londonderry, Ireland. My son's middle name, Gunning is a derivative of
O'Caining so it is apparently original Irish. The second part of the post is
a response to Don Kelly's request for a more detailed list of my lineage as
related to the Rutledges.

+Thomas Rutledge d bef 1736
?
+Dr. John Rutledge b 1700
Sarah Hext b 1724
+John Rutledge b 1739
Elizabeth Grimke b 1742
+Dr. Charles Rutledge b 1773
Caroline Smith b 1773
+Mary Elizabeth Rutledge b 1801
Dr. Charles Parker
+Charles Rutledge Parker b 1822
Susan Jane Holmes
+Anna Caroline Parker
James Missroon
+James Missroon b 1872
Amanda Elizabeth Dix b 1880
+James Frampton Missroon b 1899
Almeda Cornelison b 1908
+Robert Lucas Missroon b 1934
Barbara Kay Dent b 1941
+Robert Lucas Missroon, Jr. b
1960 ME
Nora Nicole O'Leary b 1962 My
Wife
+Robert Lucas Missroon III b
1994
+Daniel O'Leary Missroon b
1996
+Rutledge Gunning Missroon b
2001

Also in my lineage Caroline Smith is the daughter of Mary Rutledge, the
sister of John and Edward, and the wife of Roger Moore Smith. Yes, Charles
Rutledge married his first cousin, Caroline. I'd be happy to share anything
else I
have with anyone. I also have a relatively rare book that gives some detail
on the relationship of the Rutledge family to the Boone and Hext families in
SC. If anyone is interested I would be happy to share that info as well.

Robert Missroon
Rsroon@aol.com


I do not recognize this Alexander Rutledge but I have several Alexander's in
my Rutledge line.
Alexander W. Rutledge b. 1814, SC son of Joseph b. 1770 SC and Mary Rutledge
b. 1775.
John Alexander Rutledge b. 1842, Ga. Son of John Rutledge b. 1794, SC,
Alexander S. Rutledge b. 1866 Ga. son of Joseph N. Rutledge.
My line came from Abbeville District, SC to Gwinnett Co. Ga abt. 1830. Other
common male given names in my line were William, Benjamin Joseph, John,
James, Thomas, Dewitt.
My Joseph b. 1770 and Mary Rutledge b. 1775 are not to be confused with the
Joseph and Mary of Abbeville SC from Va.,parents of Littleberry etc. Both
famiies were in Abbeville at the same time but Joseph, father of Littleberry,
died there abt. 1816 and Mary also died in SC several years later. It is
possible my some of line also came from Va./NC and other family members may
have gone to Tn. (No proof) Tee Rutledge



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donkelly@grovenet.net to add your "brick wall" ancestor.


Hext, of South Carolina
We

HEXT, Hugh and wife Sarah Boone

John and Elizabeth Boone have a daughter, Sarah Boone, who becomes the second
wife of Hugh Hext on 11/2/1723. Hugh dies in 11/1732. Hugh and Sarah have a
daughter, Sarah Hext, b:9/18/1724, who marries Dr. John Rutledge on
12/25/1738. John came to Carolina about 1735.

After Hugh Hext dies, Sarah Boone Hext marries Andrew Rutledge, older brother
of Dr. John Rutledge. Sarah Boone Hext Rutledge dies 11/2/1743, and is buried
under her pew in ChristChurch. Andrew Rutledge dies 11/1755.

A Hugh Hext is listed as marrying Susannah Beresford, widow of Michael
Beresford, on 4/29/1742. This Hugh Hext is listed as dying in Nov.1744.

HEXT FAMILY GENEALOGY: from (**from S.C.Genealogies – S.C. Historical Society)

Hugh Hext, the immigrant, comes to Carolina with family about 1686. Wife not
identified

Alexander Hext
Edward Hext
Francis Hext
David Hext
Thomas Hext
Amias Hext B:unk; D:abt 1722; wife named Mary.
Hugh Hext B:unk; D:11/1744, marries 4/29/1742, Susannah Boone Beresford,
widow of Michael Beresford. Susannah has brother, William Boone.
1. Thomas Hext B: abt 1743

Amias Hext
Mary Hext
Hugh Hext B:unk; D:11/1732, marries on 11/2/1723 to Sarah Boone, daughter of
John and Elizabeth Boone
Amelia Hext
Katherine Hext
Martha Hext


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According to my book there is no known connection between the SC Boones and
the family of Daniel Boone, the famous pioneer. However, both Boone Families
originated in Devonshire, England so there is probably a connection, just not
proven yet. Major John Boone came to SC with the "First Fleet", the first
group of English Settlers in SC. He founded Boone Hall Plantation in Christ
Church Parish. Boone Hall has been the setting for several movies and TV
series including the mini series North and South with Patrick Swayze. He was
also the Great-grandfather of John and Edward Rutledge, the famous patriots
and politicians from SC. His daughter, Sarah Boone married Andrew Rutledge,
a lawyer of note himself. The couple was childless. Andrew's brother, Dr.
John Rutledge married Sarah Hext, the daughter of Sarah Boone and her first
husband, Hugh Hext. I can supply anyone interested with more info in the
Boone ancestors of the SC Rutledge if they are interested.

Robert Missroon
Savannah, GA
Rsroon@aol.com


RUTLEDGE DUDLY LIEUT. COL. NIXON'S REG'T MISSISSIPPI IL PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE JOSEPH LIEUT. COL. NIXON'S REG'T MISSISSIPPI MIL. PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE ABRAHAM 7 REG'T CAV. (STREETT'S), MARYLAND MILITIA. PRIVATE PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE ALEXANDER 3 REG'T (COPELAND'S) WEST TENNESSEE MIL. PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE ALEXANDER 4 REG'T (STEELE'S) W. TENNESSEE MILITIA. PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE ANDREW T 28 REG'T (RUTLEDGE'S) SOUTH CAROLINA MIL. PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE BENJAMIN 1 REG'T (METCALFE'S) W. TENNESSEE MILITIA. PRIVATE PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE BLANKS 6 REG'T (SHARP'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA. PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE BLANKS 98 REG'T (GREEN'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA. PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE CHARLES 1 REG'T (WYNNE'S) W. TENNESSEE MILITIA. PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE DAVID 2 REG'T (CHEATHAM'S) W. TENNESSEE MIL. PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE DAVID 4 REG'T (GREENHILL'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA. PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE EDWARD 5 REG'T (MCDOWELL'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA. PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE EDWARD 7 REG'T, CAV. (STREETT'S), MARYLAND MILITIA. PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE ELIJAH 1 REG'T (HALL'S) TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS. PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE ELIJAH 3 REG'T (ROULSTON'S) WEST TENNESSEE MIL. PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE ELIJAH R 6 REG'T CAV. (MOORE'S), MARYLAND MILITIA. PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE ELISHA 13 REG'T (GRAY'S) KENTUCKY MILITIA. PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE EPHRAIM 41 REG'T (HUTCHINS') MARYLAND MILITIA. PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE FOUNTAIN 7 REG'T (FRANCESCO'S) KENTUCKY MILITIA. PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE GEORGE 75 REG'T (FEB., 1815), VIRGINIA MILITIA. PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE HENRY BATTALION 3 (WOODFOLK'S) TENNESSEE MIL PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE HENRY 17 REG'T (FRANCESCO'S) KENTUCKY MILITIA. PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE ISAAC 1 REGIMENT (SUTTON'S), OHIO MILITIA. PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE JAMES 5 REGIMENT VIRGINIA MILTIIA. PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE JAMES 14 REG'T (MITCHISSON'S) KENTUCKY MILITIA. PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE JOHN NACE'S REGIMENT, MARYLAND MILITIA. 1 SERGEANT 65 602
RUTLEDGE JOHN 42 REGIMENT (SMITH'S) MARYLAND MILITIA. PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE JOHN 49 REG'T (VEAZEY'S) MARYLAND MILITIA. PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE JOHN BOWLING'S DETACHMENT GEORGIA MILITIA. SERGEANT 65 602
RUTLEDGE JOHN YOUNGBLOOD'S REG'T, SOUTH CAROLINA MIL. PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE JOHN 1 REG'T (WYNNE'S) W. TENNESSEE MILITIA. PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE JOHN 3 REG'T (RUTLEDGE'S) SOUTH CAROLINA STATE TROOPS LT COLONEL 65 602
RUTLEDGE JOHN 10 AND 20 CONSOLIDATED REGIMENT, LOUISIANA MILITIA. PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE JOHN E BATT'N ART'Y (DUNSCOMB'S), NEW YORK PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE JOSEPH 4 REGIMENT (BOOTH'S), GEORGIA MILITIA PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE JOSHUA 1 RIFLE REG'T (ALLEN'S), KENTUCKY VOLS. PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE JOSHUA 9 REGIMENT (SIMRALL'S), MOUNTED, KENTUCKY OLS. SERGEANT 65 602
RUTLEDGE JOSHUA 13 REG'T (GRAY'S) KENTUCKY MILITIA. SERGEANT 65 602

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RUTLEDGE MICHAEL 3 REGIMENT (HAYE'S), OHIO MILITIA. CORPORAL CORPORAL 65
602
RUTLEDGE PETER 1 REG'T (BYRNE'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA. PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE ROBERT BATTALION 3 (WOODFOLK'S) TENNESSEE MIL. PRIVATE 65
602
RUTLEDGE RUSSEL DE CLOUET'S REGIMENT, LOUISIANA MILITIA. PRIVATE
65 602
RUTLEDGE RUSSEL 2 REG'T (JENKINS'), GEORGIA VOLS. AND MILITIA, PRIVATE
PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE SAMUEL DECLOUET'S REGIMENT, LOUISIANA MILITIA. PRIVATE 65
602
RUTLEDGE SAMUEL MCCRORY'S REG'T, WEST TENNESSEE MILITIA. PRIVATE
65 602
RUTLEDGE SAMUEL CAPT. BENJ. REYNOLD'S CO., MTD. RANGERS,TENNESSEE MILITIA.
PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE SAMUEL 3 REGIMENT (FEW'S), GEORGIA MILITIA. PRIVATE 65
602
RUTLEDGE SAMUEL J 2 REG'T (BENTON'S) TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS. PRIVATE
65 602
RUTLEDGE SHADRACH WATKINS' COMMAND, MARYLAND MILITIA. PRIVATE 65
602
RUTLEDGE SHADRACH 40 REGIMENT MARYLAND MILITIA. PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE SHADRACH 42 REGIMENT (SMITH'S) MARYLAND MILITIA. PRIVATE
65 602
RUTLEDGE SHADRACH 49 REG'T (VEAZEY'S) MARYLAND MILITIA. PRIVATE 65
602
RUTLEDGE THOMAS HOWARD'S DETACHMENT, SOUTH CAROLINA MILITIA. PRIVATE
PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE THOMAS 2 REG'T (THOMAS'S), GEORGIA MILITIA. PRIVATE 65
602
RUTLEDGE THOMAS 6 REG'T (SHARP'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA. PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE THOMAS 75 REG'T (FEB., 1815) VIRGINIA MILITIA. PRIVATE 65
602
RUTLEDGE THOMAS 98 REG'T (GREEN'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA. PRIVATE 65
602
RUTLEDGE WILLIAM ALENXANDER'S BATT'N RIFLEMEN, GEORGIA MIL. PRIVATE
65 602
RUTLEDGE WILLIAM GEN. LUCAS AND STAFF, OHIO MILITIA. BR INSPECTOR BR
INSPECTOR 65 602
RUTLEDGE WILLIAM MCCRORY'S REG'T, WEST TENNESSEE MILITIA. PRIVATE
65 602
RUTLEDGE WILLIAM FLYING CAMP (MCDOWELL'S), VIRGINIA MIL. PRIVATE
65 602
RUTLEDGE WILLIAM NASH'S REGIMENT, SOUTH CAROLINA VOLS. PRIVATE 65
602
RUTLEDGE WILLIAM PRYOR'S DETACHMENT, VIRGINIA MILITIA. PRIVATE 65
602
RUTLEDGE WILLIAM CAPT. RUTLEDGE'S MOUNTED CO., OHIO MIL. CAPTAIN
65 602
RUTLEDGE WILLIAM SHANCK'S DETACHMENT, PENNSYLVANIA MIL. PRIVATE 65
602
RUTLEDGE WILLIAM 2 REG'T L. INF. (BACHE'S) PENNSYLVANIA MIL. PRIVATE
PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE WILLIAM 2 REG'T (CHEATHAM'S) W. TENNESSEE MIL. PRIVATE 65
602
RUTLEDGE WILLIAM 2 REG'T (LILLARD'S) EAST TENNESSEE VOLS. PRIVATE
QUARTERMASTER 65 602
RUTLEDGE WILLIAM 3 REG'T (WIMBERLY'S), GEORGIA MILITIA PRIVATE 65
602
RUTLEDGE WILLIAM 3 REG'T (WIMBERLY'S), GEORGIA MILITIA. PRIVATE 65
602
RUTLEDGE WILLIAM 5 REGIMENT VIRGINIA MILITIA. PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE WILLIAM 40 REGIMENT MARYLAND MILITIA. PRIVATE 65 602
RUTLEDGE WILLIAM 42 REGIMENT (SMITH'S) MARYLAND MILITIA. PRIVATE
65 602
RUTLEDGE WILLIAM 49 REG'T (VEAZEY'S) MARYLAND MILITIA. PRIVATE 65
602
RUTLEDGE WILLIAM E 4 REGIMENT VIRGINIA MILITIA. LIEUTENANT LIEUTENANT 65
602


Subject: The Signers and County Kilkenny, Ireland

I have just communicated with Sean Ruttledge. He sent a

cautionary note about the email that Caven Rutledge might be an ancestor of John Rutledge..... saying erroneous information had somehow crept into the IGI and is referred to as a Pedigree of the SC Rutledges. He sent the research of Benjamin Smith to refute it and if I can cut and paste, I think we should all read it before going off the deep end. The research of Rev Benjamin Smith, descendant of the signers shows that they came from County Kilkenny and not County Cavan. Sean hasn't had time to add this to his home page but will, soon. Carol

"Still the Indomitable Irishry"

A Genealogist Searches for the Rutledge Family's Irish Origins

By The Rev Benjamin B. Smith

JOHN AND EDWARD RUTLEDGE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, A book by Professor James Haw, whetted the appetites of my wife and myself for a trip to Ireland. Dr. John Rutledge, my great-great-great-great-great grandfather, was a native of Ireland. He was the father of two South Carolina governors, John Rutledge, a signer of the U.S. Constitution, and his younger brother, Edward Rutledge, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The elder John Rutledge had followed his older brother, Andrew Rutledge, from Ireland to South Carolina. Andrew, an attorney, arrived around 1730, and John, a physician, a few years later. In South Carolina, they married well: Andrew married Sarah Boone, the daughter of Capt. John Boone of Boone Hall Plantation, the widow of planter Hugh Hext. Dr. John married Andrew's fourteen-year-old stepdaughter, Sarah Boone Hext. Both marriages gave the young Rutledges considerable property.

The first sentence in Dr. Haw's book states "Little is known of John and Edward Rutledges European ancestry." Dr. Haw wrote "The are said" to have owned land in County Cavan, "in Ballymagied, near Baronlog," Ireland. His footnotes cite "Notes from Anna Wells Rutledge, Aug. 4, 1977" in the Rutledge File, South Carolina Historical Society. That gave us a target. Go to Ireland and find information about the Irish background of the Rutledge family.

We discovered an opportunity when we received in the mail an International Elderhostel catalogue, which listed a late summer 1999 offering of a two-week course in Irish genealogy in Ireland. The time was right and, as both my wife and myself had Irish ancestors, we signed up.

The Internet is a rich source for genealogical information, and is one of the main reasons for the current boom in amateur genealogical research. The web page for the Irish Tourist Board lists a number of sites for genealogical information, including the County Cavan Heritage and Genealogy Centre. I wrote them requesting information on the Rutledges prior to 1730. They e-mailed back that they had no records that early.

But in another e-mail, they mentioned that a couple of years before, a retired senator named Simpson, from Cody, Wyoming, had visited Cavan to research the same family; his wife had Rutledge ancestors. I found the Cody Chamber of Commerce web page, and e-mailed them for information on this Senator Simpson. They responded promptly, with the name and address of retired U.S. Senator Alan K. Simpson. I wrote him requesting any information he may have found in County Cavan.

The evening before we were to leave for Ireland, I received a telephone call. The female voice said, "Ben, this is your cousin, Ann Simpson." She said she would send me a fax with information, but insisted that I telephone a relative of hers in Los Angeles who had a wealth of Rutledge information from his visit to County Cavan. Her relative's wife answered the phone, and when I mentioned the name "Rutledge," she told me he was visiting his parents in Cape Cod, and there was a Rutledge cousin from Ireland visiting them. I tried calling Cape Cod, but there was no answer.

The next morning, an hour before driving to the airport, I tried once more, spoke to the person from Los Angeles, who then put Noelle Rutledge on the telephone. She was the last of the Rutledges born on the Rutledge farm in County Cavan. She gave me her daughter's telephone number in a suburb of Belfast, and I promised to call her when we arrived. I was elated; she sounded charming, and we made connections. Our target seemed within reach.

Our first week in Ireland was spent in Galway on Ireland's west coast, walking streets that still follow their ancient medieval courses, and where parts of the ancient walls and towers still survive. We viewed the Lynch and Blake Castles, and wondered if they belonged to forebears of South Carolina families of the same names. We spent most of our time in lectures, on Irish history economics, the Potato Famine and the resulting mass exodus from Ireland, the keys to genealogical research, and the complex subject of Irish names. "Rutledge," we learned, was definitely an English surname perhaps originating in the English County Rutland, in the Midlands - the smallest county in England. We made side trips to castles and manor houses and ancient monasteries, and went by ferry to spend a beautiful sunny day in the bleak Aran Islands.

From Galway I phoned the County Cavan Heritage and Genealogy Centre, and learned that there was no such place as "Ballymagied" in County Cavan, but there was a "Ballymagirril"; perhaps someone had corrupted the spelling from an old hand-written record. The Rutledges in Ballymagirril had attended the Templeport Church, and the Killyran School; Ann Simpson had faxed me that information. But she was descended from a William Rutledge, who had emigrated to Australia in the 1820s. Were we really cousins?

I also learned from the Cavan Centre that a retired Roman Catholic bishop in the town of Cavan was researching the Rutledges from Ballymagirril. I called him, and was told that there were no Rutledges in Ballymagirril prior to 1801, but that land in County Cavan, in the Parish of Dubally, had been granted to Rutledges in 1610, but they had never occupied it.

Our second week was spent in Dublin, in the Irish National Library and the Irish National Archives. Most of the old Irish records, church registers, deeds, wills, had been destroyed by fire when the General Post Office in Dublin was burned in the Easter Uprising of 1916, and the Four Courts (including the Public Records Office) in Dublin was shelled and burned in 1922 during the Irish Civil War.

We found a microfiche of an 1849 large scale Ordnance Map, and learned that Ballymagirril was a Townland of about 155 acres. We considered hiring a car and driving to County Cavan, but our genealogy consultant suggested that would be a waste of time, because the records were in Dublin. We hit a dead end; try as hard as we could, we found no information on the Rutledges of County Cavan.

Our genealogy consultant suggested one last hope. Since Andrew Rutledge had studied law at the Inns of Court in London, we could seek from the National Library a book of records of admission to the Inns. The four Inns of Court, dating back to the fourteenth century, have exclusive right of admission of candidates to the English bar, where young men serve a four year apprenticeship to study law. The National Library had records of two of the four Inns, Grays Inn and the Inner Temple. They were interesting, because for each student admitted his Townland and his father's name was listed. We found no South Carolina names listed in either record.

We knew that both John and Edward Rutledge, the governors, had been members of the Middle Temple in London, and thought it likely they would have followed the footsteps of their Uncle Andrew. But there was no record of admissions to the Middle Temple (so named because the buildings originally belonged to the Knights Templars), in either the National Library or the Trinity College Library in Dublin. We had hit another dead end.

But the Elderhostel was well run, and we had learned a great deal. Ireland was lovely and the weather was good; we had not met our target, but would continue our work from home.

Back home in South Carolina, again on the Internet, I found the web page for the Middle Temple Library, and wrote to the librarian seeking possible information on Andrew Rutledge, who might have

Studied there. And on October 13, 1999, I received a reply from the librarian. Yes, Andrew Rutledge was admitted to the Middle Temple on February 1st, 1726. Yes, his home was in Ireland, and his father's name was listed. Not from Ballymagirril, County Cavan. His admission record reads:

"Andrew Rutledge, son and heir of Thomas R [utledge], late of Callan, County Kilkenny, Ireland, esq., decd."

Callan, County Kilkenny is in the South of Ireland, about 65 miles Southwest of Dublin. It is an area settled by the English beginning with the Norman Conquest of Ireland in the eleventh century. The name of the father of Andrew Rutledge and his brother Dr. John Rutledge was Thomas Rutledge, the grandfather of the distinguished John and Edward Rutledge, founders and governors of the State of South Carolina and significant founders of the American Republic.

Andrew Rutledge was perhaps the first of the South Carolina members of the Middle Temple. His nephews, John, Edward, and Hugh, and others sons of South Carolina - including Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Charles Pinckney, Arthur Middleton, Thomas Lynch, Jr., and Thomas Heyward, Jr. - followed him to the Middle Temple for their legal education in London. Four of these South Carolina Middle Templars signed the Declaration of Independence.

The record of the admission of Andrew Rutledge, with his father's name and his birthplace, has been kept in the Library of the Middle Temple for 273 years. The riddle of the Rutledge Irish origins had finally been resolved.

Now we have reason to return to lovely Ireland to see what more we can uncover about the history of this fascinating and distinguished American patriot family. The County Cavan suggestion led us to the North, rather than the South, of Ireland. As many genealogists know, we learn by trial and error. ·

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Cousins,
I found this information in Zella Armstrong's "Notable Southern Families"
Vol. V, originally printed at Chattanooga TN in 1928. She was a professional
genealogists who with several assistants researched several southern families
with prominent members. In researching the roots and descendants of David
Crockett (the famous Davy) she recorded the following:
CATHERINE CROCKETT (dau. of Samuel Jr.)
Born Nov. 18, 1771, Augusta Co. (now Wythe), Va.; m. Robert RUTLEDGE , Mar.
24, 1795. He a son of William Rutledge* and Eleanor Caldwell, both of
Ireland.

*George Rutledge, born in Scotland, was a Presbyterian and a dissenter of the
Episcopal church (Church of England, the official church). On account of
Cromwell's War (the English Civil War and aftermath, 1642 to 1660) he and his
family removed to Ireland. He married Nelly Gamble, a descendant of Joseph
Gamble, who emigrated from Londonderry, Ireland, to Winchester, Va.
The eldest of George Rutledge and Nellie Gamble was William, b. in Tyrone
Co., Ireland in 1728, and married Elinor Caldwell (b. in Cavan Co., Ireland)
in Augusta Co., Va. 1751. They moved with their family of three girls and
two boys to Sullivan Co., Tenn. in 1777.
Their youngest son Robert married Catherine Crockett of this sketch; Robert's
brother, George was in the Revolutionary War and fought in the battle of
King's Mtn. He married Annis Armstrong. (This family of Rutledge moved from
Scotland to America, some going to Virginia, some to the Carolinas.)

Robert RUTLEDGE served as an ensign in the battle of King's Mountain under
Gen. Shelby.
Children of Robert RUTLEDGE and Catherine Crockett
(From Bible records)
l. Jinny (Jane) b. Dec. 24, 1797; m. William RUTLEDGE. a cousin and lived in
Miss. Died 22d of Mar., 1810.
2. Nelly, b. Mar. 1st, 1799; m. George Keyes
3. William, b. June 12, 1801; m. Elzira Crockett
4. Priscilla, b. 29 May 1804; died in infancy.
5. John Crockett, b. 22 Sept. 1806; m. Sallie Cobb.
6. Samuel, b. 5 Sept. 1808; m. Elsie O'Dell.
7. George, b. 11 June 1813; m. Delia Telford.
***********************************
There is a genealogy of the descendants of Nelly Rutledge and George Keyes if
anyone is interested, I will pass it on, too. Next, I will pass on the
descendants of William RUTLEDGE (son of Robert) I don't want to make this
too long for one day.

Keith


More...

Marriage Notices in The South-Carolina Gazette AND ITS SUCCESSORS.
(1732-1801.)

Last Sunday evening, John Rutledge, Esq., attorney at law, was married to
Miss Elizabeth Grimke, daughter of Frederick Grimke, Esq. (Saturday, May 7,
1763.)

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Marriage Notices in The South-Carolina Gazette AND ITS SUCCESSORS.
(1732-1801.)

Last Tuesday Mr. Andrew Rutledge, merchant, was married to Miss Elizabeth
Gadsden, daughter of Christopher Gadsden, Esq. (Monday, October 5, 1767.)

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Marriage Notices in The South-Carolina Gazette AND ITS SUCCESSORS.
(1732-1801.)

Last Thursday Mr. Roger Smith, merchant, was married to Miss Polly Rutledge,
eldest daughter of the late John Rutledge, Esq. (Monday, April 11, 1768.)


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Marriage Notices in The South-Carolina Gazette AND ITS SUCCESSORS.
(1732-1801.)

Last Tuesday evening Edward Rutledge, Esq., was married to Miss Henrietta
Middleton, eldest daughter of the Hon. Henry Middleton, Esq., (Monday, March
7, 1774)


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Marriage Notices in The South-Carolina Gazette AND ITS SUCCESSORS.
(1732-1801.)

The same evening (Thursday) the Hon. Hugh Rutledge, Esq., Speaker of the
House of Representatives, was married to the amiable Miss Ann Smith, daughter
of Thomas Smith, Esq., of Broad street. (Wednesday, October 15, 1783.)

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Marriage Notices in The South-Carolina Gazette AND ITS SUCCESSORS.
(1732-1801.)

Married: Last Thursday evening, Francis Kinloch, Esq., to the amiable and
accomplished Miss Martha Rutledge, eldest daughter of the Honorable John
Rutledge, Esq., of this city. On Saturday the 3d inst., Mr. William Smith,
merchant, Coosawhatchie, to Mrs. Margaret Vanbebber, Pocotaligo, widow of the
deceased Jacob Vanbebber, Esq. (Monday, December 12, 1785.)


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Marriage Notices in The South-Carolina Gazette AND ITS SUCCESSORS.
(1732-1801.)

Married, on Tuesday evening last, at Sullivan's Island, by the Rev. Mr.
Frost, Henry Middleton Rutledge, Esq., major in the army of the United
States, to Miss Septima Sexta Middleton, daughter of the late Arthur
Middleton, Esq. (Friday, October 18, 1799.)

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Marriage Notices in The South-Carolina Gazette AND ITS SUCCESSORS.
(1732-1801.)

Married, on Tuesday evening, by the Rev. Dr. Frost, Charles Rutledge, Esq. to
Miss Caroline Smith, daughter of Roger Smith, Esq (Friday, March 28, 1800.)


(There were lots for NC, but I didn't copy them--if someone needs a lookup in
the ancestry.com NC marriages please let me know who you need and I'll check
for you)

Looking for a marriage record for James and Ann Owen... Any clues anyone???
Cyndi in Baltimore


I collect cookbooks, so when I found one written in 1832 by Mary Middleton Rutledge Fogg, I was doubly interested. Its a republished book edited by a descendent Professor Edmund B.Stewart of Charleston, SC. The cover of the book has an extensive history of the family that might be of interest to you.
"About the owner. Mary Middleton Rutledge represented the State of Tennessee on the Board of Regents for the restoration of Mount Vernon.......


"Her two middle names stand tall in the birth of this country; both of her grandfathers were signers of the Declaration of Independence, Edward Rutledge and Arthur Middleton of South Carolina. Arthur Middleton wrote political essays using the pen name Andrew Marvel, and succeeded his father, Henry, as a deldgate to the Continental Congress in 1775. Edward Rutledge died in office as Governor of South Carolina, and left in his estate 75,000 acres of land along the Elk River in Tennessee, given to him for his service during the Revolution by a "grateful Congress".

His son, Henry Rutledge, served as Secretary to Charles Cotesworth Pinckney who was appointed as Minister to France by President Washington in 1799. Returning to Charleston, Henry served in the state legislature, but did not find politics to his liking. In 1816, when Mary was fifteen years old, he left Charleston with his wife Septima Sexta Middleton, (whom he married on her sixteenth birthday) their four children, twenty wagons and more than fifty slaves.


"While her mother Septima Sexta has perhaps a greater place in the history of Nashville, her daughter Mary made many contributions that stand as a monument to her sense of public responsibility. She, with her mother, established the first public school in Tennessee. She wrote at least seven books, the most noteworthy being Barrinton's Elements of Natural Science, 1858.

The use of a pen name is reasonable, since she denounced a commonly-held theory that the origins of the Negro race differed from that of the Caucasian. "....the human race is specifically one: there is no permanent or specific difference between one race and another. We would ask whether the black side of a cow or cat is of a differnet species from the white."

" Mary and her husband Francis Brinley Fogg were close friends of Andrew Jackson and his wife Rachel. When Mrs. Jackson died shortly before Jackson became the seventh president, Mary Fogg sent him a book that apparently provided some consolation."

Also in the book it tells that her son, Henry served in the Confederate Army as aide-de-camp to General Felix K. Zollicoffer.

The general and Major Fogg were killed on Lanuary 19, 1862 at the Battle of Fishing Creek, Kentucky. Mary's brother, Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Middleton Rutledge, was also at Fishing Creek commanding an artillery unit the day his nephew was killed.


Don,
Henry Middleton RUTLEDGE son of Edward RUTLEDGE, signer of the Declaration of
Independence, and Septima Sexta (MIDDLETON) had a son named Arthur Middleton
RUTLEDGE b. 1 Apr 1817 d. 17 Jun 1876 TN
He received an appointment from Andrew Jackson to West Point military academy
at age sixteen . He married Elizabeth "Light" UNDERWOOD and had four
children, one of whom was named Arthur Middleton RUTLEDGE b. 4 Nov 1855
d. 1933. This Arthur Middleton m. Rosalie WINSTON, they had three children,
one named Arthur Middleton RUTLEDGE
b. 31 Dec 1896. CJ


I've joined this list just recently, so I'm sure that I've missed a lot of this discussion. I did a lot of reading at our State Library about the Rutledges of S.C. and TN. but haven't made a connection with them. I'm sure that William was the father but I can't find the notes. I did find notes from Vol.II of the Irish Settlers in America by O'Brien. pg.57:
"Edward Rutledge was a son of Dr. John Rutledge, a native of Longford, Ireland. While his biographers assume he was born in South Carolina, no entry of his birth or baptism can be found in church records of the province, but the inscription on the tombstone of Dr.John Rutledge at Charleston indicates that it was subsequent to Edward's birth that he imigrated to America. It is assumed Edward was a native of Ireland. He wa a delegate from South Carolina to the Continental Congress, took an active part in the discussions which preceed the Declaration of Independence and was one of it's signers. He was a commander of South Carolina Artillary in the Revolutin, was a govenor of the state 1798-1800, and was appointed Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States but declined the office. He was Treasurer and Secretary of the "Friendly Brothers of St.Patrick", a patriotic Irish Society founded at Charleston in 1771.
"John Rutledge was the elder brother of Edward Rutledge and was born in Longford, Ireland. In 1776, he became president of South Carolina and was Commander-in-chief of it's military forces in the Revolution. He was delegate to the Continental Congress, but was not a signer because he was in the field battling with the enemy. In 1779, hfe was Governor of South Carolina and Chancellor in 1784; was a member of the convention to frame the Constitution of the U.S. and signed that instrument. In 1797, he ecame Judge of the Court of Chancery and was successively Chief Justice of South Carolina and Judge of the Supreme Court of the U.S. and became Chief Justice of that august body. Both brothers had enviable reputations as orators and patriots and no names are more honored among the leading men of the south. John Rutledge was also a member of the "Friendly Brothers of St.Patrick" as well as the Hibernian Society, founded at Charleston in 1799."
pg.177 "Andrew Rutledge from Longford, Ireland, who came to Charleston in 1730, was one of its distinquished lawyers and in time became Attorney General of the Province and Speaker of the Commons House of Assembly; his brother Dr. John Rutledge also a native of Longford, was one of Charleston's leading Physicians, and three of his sons became famous in the history of the state. Edward Rutledge and Thomas Lynch of Charleston of the same race of "red-blooded men", pledged their sacred lives and fortunes to their country when they signed the Declaration of Independence."
Sorry if this is repetitious from the past. If I find the other information, I'll send it along for what it's worth. Mary




From: Carolyn Gardner To: RUTLEDGE-L@rootsweb.com Date: Friday, June 23, 2000 6:59 PM Subject: [RUTLEDGE] Re: William A. RUTLEDGE ca. 1821 SC Mike Rutledge wrote: I spoke to another family from Alpine, Chattooga County GA yesterday. I found this in my census info re. William A. RUTLEDGE (which I identified in my files as R-WI-025): Benton Co. AL census, 18 Jul 1850, p. 363: William A. RUTLEDGE 29 SC Nancy 27 GA John A. 6 GA Francis M. 5 GA Casswell 2 GA Benj. 2/12 GA Calhoun Co. AL census, 25 Jul 1860, p. 407: W. A. RUTLEDGE 39 SC Nancy M. 37 GA John A. 16 GA C. M. 12 GA Benj. N. 10 GA Margret J. 8 AL Rachel T. 6 AL Betsy A. 4 AL Lelia A. 2 AL Hope this helps. Best wishes, Darryl __________________ Thank you Darryl. I have already sent the information to my friends. I think with all those Rutledges living in Chattooga county at the same ime( Bryant S. my James and William A) there has to be some connection. All these families lived within 10 miles of each other. They at least knew each other. The problem is I don't. Mike Rutledge, Boaz AL

Hello,

From: Subject: Re: [RUTLEDGE-L] Dr. John & Sarah Rutledge The children of Dr. John and Sarah were: John b. 1739 Andrew b. 1740 Sarah b. 1742 Thomas b. 1743 Hugh b. 1745 Mary "Polly" b. 1747 Edward b. 1749 CJ

I believe he is Arthur Middleton RUTLEDGE Sr. (1817-1875 or 1876), who

m/1 Elizabeth UNDERWOOD, m/2 Marie ADAMS. Someone said that Marie is
part of the ADAMS family of which there are two US presidents. AM is the

6th of 8 children born to Henry Middleton RUTLEDGE and wife Septima
Sexta MIDDLETON.

And in case you're wondering, yes, they are part of the RUTLEDGE family
of Charleston SC.


Best wishes,

Darryl




Darryl,
I'm really perked up here this morning... I noticed the Sheltons on
another emailr and now the Adams on this one. I am trying so hard to
connect with the Rutledge family and have been praying for a breakthru.
Well now this morning there are two familiar allied families showing up.
I have Robert Adams who married Mourning Lewis as part of my Douglass
line. I know that he is related to the President Adams family. Maybe I
have to connect thru one of my other lines before I can hook up thru my
Rutledge line. I have several Adams in this line, but don't see any
Marie. Can you elaborate on that branch any? Thanks, Jan Rutledge Roggy


In a message dated 12/30/99 4:12:44 PM Central Standard Time, donkelly@grovenet.net writes: in a book named "Chosen Exile " there are three Henry Middeltons listed.
1--Henry Middelton 1717/1784 who married Mary Williams
2--Henry Middelton- Governor 1770/1846 married first Cousin Septma Middelton
3--Henry Middelton -- 1797/1876
There is many references made in this book to the Middeltons and Rutledges and is a history of Septma Sexta Middleton Rutledge
The authors are Mary Bray Wheeler and Genon Hickerson Neblett. Published by the Rutledge Hill Press p.o. Box 140483 Nashville TN. 37214 Ed Rutledge




Edward Thomas RUTLEDGE of grove County, Kilkenny, Ireland d. 1725 county Kildare, Ireland Owned and operated a small farm in County Tyrone, Ireland. Owned a tavern on the edge of his land. He lived and farmed in County Tyrone, also lived in Kilkenny, Ireland.
He m. Elizabeth GRAEM only known (to me) children:
Andrew b. 1706 d. 1755 immigrated from Longford, Ireland m. Sarah (BOON) HEXT no issue for them but she had a daughter from previous marriage to Hugh HEXT. This daughter, Sarah, m. Andrew's brother, Dr. John Rutledge.
Dr. John Rutledge b. 1713 d. 25 Dec 1750 Charleston, SC immigrated 1735 m. 1738 Christ Church Parish, SC to Sarah HEXT b. 1724 d. 1792 Charleston, SC She married at age 14, had 7 children and was a widow by age 27. t
heir children:
John b. 1739 d. 1800 m. Elizabeth GRIMKE
Andrew b. 1740 d. 1772 m. Elizabeth Rebecca GADSDEN
Sarah b. 1742 d. 1819 m. John MATHEWS
Thomas b. 1743 d. 1783 m. Margaret DEVEAUX
Hugh b.1745 d1811 m(1) Sarah SMITHm(2) Ann SMITHm(3) Mary "Polly" Golightly HUGER
Mary "Polly" b. 1747 d. 1832 m. Roger Moore SMITH
Edward b. 1749 d. 1800 m. Mary Henrietta MIDDLETON CJ


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Linage of James Sanders RUTLEDGE
Cavan RUTLEDGE m. Katherine ______ their son:
George RUTLEDGE m. unknown their son:
John RUTLEDGE m. unknown their son:
Edward Thomas RUTLEDGE m. Elizabeth GRAEM their son:
Dr. John RUTLEDGE m. Sarah HEXT their son:
John RUTLEDGE m. Elizabeth GRIMKE their son:
Thomas Littleberry RUTLEDGE m. Caroline HORRY their son: James Sanders RUTLEDGE m(1) Elizabeth TOWNSEND
m(2) Martha SUTTLES
m(3) Amanada DOYLE


The following was posted on the Rutledge Genforum page. I know that some of us may have seen this info before but it never hurts to repeat information
Carole G in CA
Hello RUTLEDGE Researchers:
I have a little info on the South Carolina RUTLEDGE Family.
Andrew RUTLEDGE, a Barrister, arrived in Charles Town in the year 1730. "He came penniless to the New world, with the degree of LL.B from Trinity College, Dublin, and some knowledge not contained in books. He was under thirty, lanky, with impressive dignity and discreetly silent as to his origin."
"His father owned a small farm in County Tyrone, Ireland. The family was numerous and humble, being originally Norman and crossing to Ireland from France in the time of (King) Edward III."
Andrew RUTLEDGE married the young widow Sarah BOONE HEXT in 1733. He became stepfather to her young daughter, Sarah HEXT.
Sarah BOONE HEXT RUTLEDGE was first married to Colonel Hugh HEXT, a man many years her senior. He died in 1732.
No children were born of the union between Andrew & Sarah RUTLEDGE. Sarah was too frail.
Daughter,Sarah HEXT was the richest heiress in South Carolina. Her fortune came from her father Hugh and his brother Thomas. Another uncle, Francis, made the little girl his heiresss as well.
Andrew wrote his brother, Doctor John RUTLEDGE and requested he come to Charles Town. John arrived circa 1736 and settled in town.
December 25, 1738 at Christ Church the marriage of "Doctor John" and Miss Sarah HEXT took place. She had celebrated her 14th birthday in September of the same year.
[Dr John RUTLEDGE born Ireland 1713 died 12-25-1750 at Charles Town]
Their first child was a boy named John, said to have been born September 1739. His mother was barely fifteen years of age.
This John RUTLEDGE is one of the greatest unsung heroes in our country's history. [This is my personal opinion, folks...and I am not related to him in any way. RLG]
John RUTLEDGE framed the Constitution while we were still "the colonies."
His brother Edward signed the Declaration of Independence and is buried at St. Michael's Church in Charleston.
John "was buried obscurely in St. Michael's churchyard, under a slab of sandstone bearing only this inscription: John Rutledge June 21, 1800 aged 61 years."
The information given is from the book, "Mr Rutledge of South Carolina." [Published 1942, author, Richard Barry] Other sources were: The late Mabel Webber's study of the descendants of Dr John Rutledge.[Miss Webber was a noted South Carolina genealogist. RLG]
Regards, Rachal Leigh Grizzle


Hi Don, Got back from Memphis yesterday about 6pm. Found a will for a John Rutledge and had it copied straight from the archives. Also found the marriage for Nathan Franklin Rutledge.

Now,today I went to my Dallas library and searched for SC Rutledges, trying to get a grasp on the 7 children of Dr. John Rutledge. I found HEXT, MIDDLETON, HORRY, and PINCKNEYS. What I found were marriages and notices that were published in the SC Gazette or researched done by A.S.Salley,Jr, Caroline T.Moore,and Brent Holcomb.

From: The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, published by Brent Holcomb,Vol.15,pgs 81-83.

(Washington District,Pg 146-151) Estate of William Rutledge. John Knight sheweth that William Rutledge on 11 Dec 1816 made a will in which he made the following bequests: That all my personal Estate be sold together with a certain tract of land which I purchased from William Daniel whereon I now live containing 50 acres...I leave in the hands of my Executors the two plantations or tracts of land which I purchased of William Maddox and Aaron Crump to be by them guarded & kept for my dear brother John Knight for the term of eight years, at the expiration of which time he is fully to possess the said land & from my death he is to cultivate or have the profits arising therefrom....and made several bequests of his personal Estate and appointed Cornelius Cook and Joseph Rutledge executors.

Now, in some other paragraphs, he mentions again that John Knight is a half brother and Knight also has a sister named Sally Knight to which he leaves a bequest....the balance of my lands to be sold...and the money with all the rest of my money to be equally divided between my half sister Betsey Knight and my half sisters children and (Uncle) Joseph Rutledge's two youngest sons.

The said William Rutledge departed this life leaving no Wife or lineal descendants, father or mother, brothers or sisters of the whole blood, or brothers or sisters children of the whole blood, but having your orator John Knight, William Puckett & Eliza his wife, Sartin Smith and Fanny his wife, John Griggs & Jamima his wife, & Elizabeth Knight, brotehrs and sisters of the half blood, as heirs and next of kin. William Rutledge apparently died between 15 Feb 1821 and 15 Jan 1823 when he made another will. Exhibit B. Will of William Rutledge, being now confined of a destructive malady..my body to be decently buried by Arthur Williams and Jesse Gant whom I appoint as Executors..Witnessed by Benjamin Mattison and certified by David Anderson, Book E, pg 222.

Now my question is, the John Rutledge,M.D. died in 1750 with 7 children, and his son was also named John Rutledge (1739-1800) and a grandson(?) was also named John? Is is possible this William is one of Dr. John's 7 children not named in his last Will?

Mr/Mrs Rutledge
CHildren: John Rutledge, MD., Edward MD, WILLIAM-no heirs,ANDREW,HUGH?
Andrew Rutledge (dancing master) mar Rebecca Bennitt widow 17 Jan 1759
s/ Andrew Rutledge mar Elizabeth Gadsden Oct 2, 1767, d/o Christopher
Gadsden
Hugh Rutledge mar s/ Hugh mar ________

Dr. John Rutledge mar Sarah Hext 1738;
CHILDREN:
1. Sarah, baptized in 1742 and she married ??
2. Polly mar Roger Smith Apr 11, 1768
3. John Junior mar Elizabeth
4. Mary Rutledge mar Roger Smith, Apr 8, 1768
5. Edward mar Jane Smith.
CH: Jane Smith Rutledge & Jane Harleston Rutledge baptised 1796/1797
6. Frederick mar Harriott Pinckney Ch: Edward & Frederick
7. Hugh mar Mary Golightly

How many of the 7 children are known and/or named or have been identified by searchers on Rutledge-list? Do you know this??

Found these Baptisms records for St. Phillips Church Parish, SC pg 89, by Caroline T. Moore 22 Oct 1742, Sarah, d/o Dr. John & Sarah (Hext) wife, was baptized.
1 April 1795,Elizabeth, d/o John (Jr?) & Sarah Hext Rutledge was ".
10 April 1796, Jane Smith Rutledge, d/o Edward & Jane S Rutledge was ".
9 Nov, 1800, Edward, s/o Thomas and Frances Pinckney Rutledge was ".
27 Feb, 1801, Frederick s/o Frederick & Hariott Pinckney Rutledge was ". --N D-----, Ann Sarah, d/o Hugh and Mary Golightly Rutledge was Bapt.
Brothers: Edward & Fredrick Rutledge s/o Fredrick & Harriott Pinckney Rutledge.
Mar 27, 1800, Edward Cotesworth s/o Fredrick & Harriot P Rutledge bapt.
Feb 27, 1801, Frederick s/o Frederick & Harriot P Rutledge baptized.
22 July,1774, Thomas, s/o John (Jr?) & Elizabeth Rutledge was baptized.

MARRIAGE: Aug 4, 1774, Thomas Ferguson & Elizabeth [nee Gadsden] Rutledge, widow were married, by Rev Mr. Clarke, St Phillips Church.

So, John Rutledge Jr died after the baptism of his son Thomas and his widow Elizabeth Gadsden remarried a Thomas Ferguson??

Didn't intend to bombard you with so many questions, but in trying to locate my Rutledge parents of Matilda, Jane, Sarah and John Rutledge who married Gaws, didn't realize there were so many different lines in SC to hunt.

Found a lot of marriages and baptisms and a few wills, but nothing really simple that defined whose children were who.
1-1 Mr/Mrs ______ Rutledge - 1700's CH: Dr. John, William, Andrew, Hugh, Edward, Thomas (?),
2-1 Dr. John Rutledge mar Sarah Hext, had 7 children
3-1 John Jr mar
3-2 Polly
3-3 Mary
3-4 Andrew mar Elizabeth Gadsden oct 2, 1767
3-5
3-6
3-7
Can you shed any light on this??
Thank you in advance
jean gawbuck@swbell.net


To those looking at descendants of John Rutledge and Sara Hext, the following is what I have on 4th generation. I believe that I have done enough research to make this researc valid. If you have more questions send me a e-mail note. You can also find a lot of this on my ged com file. Rachel Demaree Clemons RDCLEMONS@aol.com
Generation No 4 1. FREDERIC WILKES4 RUTLEDGE (JOHN3, JOHN2, EDWARD THOMAS1) was born 01/Mar/1768 in Charleston, Charleston Co., SC, and died 12/Apr/1821 in Charleston, SC. He married HARRIOTT PINCKNEY HORRY.
Notes for FREDERIC WILKES RUTLEDGE: IGI:Batch #: M505491, Source Call #: 975.791/C1 V26S
OTHER:Prodigy--Carol Treptow WKCT13A
OTHER:SC Genealogies, Articles from The SC Historical (& Gen.) Magazine Vol. IV Rhett-Wragg pub 1983 --compiled by Mabel L. Webber, "Dr. John Rutledge & His Descendants.pg 95 V31--Frederick Rutledge, died intestate 12th Apr 1821, bur in St Michael's Church yard.
Notes for HARRIOTT PINCKNEY HORRY:
OTHER:SC Hist. & Gen. Mag.--Dr John Rutledge and His descendants by Mabel Webber. Harriett Pinckney Horry, dau of Daniel Horry & Harriett Pinckney. She died Oct. 13, 1858 & Is bur in St. Michael's Church yards. Her will dated 11 Feb 1850, proved 15 Nov 1858 made as Harriett Pinckney Rutledge of Charleston SC, widow, gives to her dau-in-law Rebecca Motte Lowndes, & grd dau's Elizabeth Rutledge & Harriett Horry Rutledge,...1 piece of plate.
Names her four children, Edward Cotesworth, Harriett Pinckney Holbrook, Eliza Lucas, & Frederick Rutledge. Gives Son Edward Cotesworth Rutledge plantation called Hampton, St. James Santee, with furniture, pictures, etc and after his death to son Frederick Rutledge and then to his oldest son. Said Hampton plantation "has been in our family for five generations." request it not to be sold out of the family.
MARRIAGE:SC Marr. 1688-1799--Rutledge, Frederick of Charleston, Esq. & Harriott Pinckney Horry of same, spinster, 11 Oct 1797; Gen. Charles Coteswowrth Pinckney, Maj Thomas Pinckney, Charles Lucas Pinckney Horry, trustees; Henry Laurens, David Deas, wit Mar Sat 3; 162-165
Children of FREDERIC RUTLEDGE and HARRIOTT HORRY are:
2. i. EDWARD COATSWORTH5 RUTLEDGE, b. 1798; d. 24/Nov/1860, SC.
3. ii. FREDERICK RUTLEDGE, b. 28/Oct/1800, Charleston, Charleston Co., SC; d. 07/Jul/1884, Flat Rock, NC.
iii. ELIZABETH PINCKNEY RUTLEDGE, b. Nov/1801, SC; d. 21/Feb/1828, Charleston, SC.
Notes for ELIZABETH PINCKNEY RUTLEDGE: IGI:Batch #: C505491, Source Call #: 975.791/C1 V26S
OTHER:SC Hist. & Gen. Magazine, Dr. John Rutledge and his Descendants by Mabel Webber Batch #: 7210119, Sheet #: 18, Source Call #: 820296
iv. HARRIETT PINCKNEY RUTLEDGE, b. 05/Nov/1802, Charleston, SC; d. 12/Oct/1862, Charleston, SC; m. JOHN EDWARD HOLBROOK. Notes for HARRIETT PINCKNEY RUTLEDGE:
OTHER:SC Hist & Gen. Magazine, Dr. John Rutledge & His Descendants by Mabel Webber
CENSUS:1860, Charleston Neck, St Phillips Dist., Harriett age 55, wife of John Edw Holbrook.
Notes for JOHN EDWARD HOLBROOK:
CENSUS:1860 Charleston, SC, Charleston Neck st. Phillips Dist, age 65, farmer, Real Estate, $40,000.00, personal $18,0k00., bp SC
v. MARIA RUTLEDGE, b. 1803; d. 14/Jun/1838.
Notes for MARIA RUTLEDGE: SC Hist. Socs. & Gen. Jan 1930 says Maria was lost on the "Pulaskie, June 14, 1838"
vi. THOMAS PINCKNEY RUTLEDGE, b. 1805; d. 1838; m. FRANCIS BLAKE.
vii. JOHN HENRY RUTLEDGE, b. 1809; d. 1830.
viii. ELIZA LUCAS RUTLEDGE, b. 1810; d. 1893.
Generation No. 5
2. EDWARD COATSWORTH5 RUTLEDGE (FREDERIC WILKES4, JOHN3, JOHN2, EDWARD THOMAS1) was born 1798, and died 24/Nov/1860 in SC. He married REBECCA MOTTE LOWNDES.
!OTHER:SC Hist. & Gen. Mag, Dr. John Rutledge and His Descendants, by Mabel Webber. Edward Cotesworth Rutledge was left plantation called Hampton, on St James Santee. He was a Capt. U.S. Navy. Mrs Webber quotes her source: St Philip's Regester, No 2, and Marriage Settlement (Columbia SC Hist. Comn) Gen. Chas. Cotesworth Pinckney, Major Thomas Pinckney, Charles Lucas Pinckney Horry and Mrs. Harriott Horry trustes.. Also Author of Charleston the Place land the People Ed. of Life and Letters of Eliza Lucas etc.
Notes for REBECCA MOTTE LOWNDES:
OTHER:parents, Wm. Lowndes and Elizabeth Pinkney from Mabel Webber Children of EDWARD RUTLEDGE and REBECCA LOWNDES are:
i. ELIZABETH6 RUTLEDGE, b. 15/Apr/1830; d. 23/Feb/1912; Notes for ELIZABETH RUTLEDGE:
CEMETERY:Flat Rock NC, St Johns in the Wildnerness
ii. HARRIETT HORRY RUTLEDGE, b. 1832; d. 1912; m. ST. JULIEN RAVENEL.
3. FREDERICK5 RUTLEDGE (FREDERIC WILKES4, JOHN3, JOHN2, EDWARD THOMAS1) was born 28/Oct/1800 in Charleston, Charleston Co., SC, and died 07/Jul/1884 in Flat Rock, NC. He married HENRIETTA MIDDLETON RUTLEDGE 15/Oct/1825 in Davidson, Co., TN.
!MARRIAGE:Mar. Records, KY Mar., U.S. Ken V25 C61 by Clift
OTHER:SC Historical Soc & Gen. Jan 1930 gives mar date as 1823
OTHER:Memorials & Toombstone Inscriptions, Flat Rock, NC.
MARRIAGE:Ref 929.3768 W687MD Geneal, Marr of Davidson Co., Tenn, by Whitley, Marr Bk 1, 1789-1837, pg 86--sol. Oct 15, 1825, A.D. Campbell LM.G. 1860 Census Charleston, SC, Goose Creek Parrish, PO S. Santee Ferry [g 118. dw 75 Frederick Rutledge, age 60, farmer, $10,000.00, personal prop. $90,000.00, bp SC, living in hh is N. Hyatt 48, Clergyman, $Personal $12,000.00, bp NY
Notes for HENRIETTA MIDDLETON RUTLEDGE: Batch #: M520095, Source Call #: 895866
OTHER:Memorials and Tombstone Inscriptions, Flat Rock, NC., Harrieta, wife of Frederick Rutledge, d 27 Sept 1842, in 35th year. (2). Children of FREDERICK RUTLEDGE and HENRIETTA RUTLEDGE are:
i. ELIZABETH PINCKNEY6 RUTLEDGE, b. 1830; d. 1912.
ii. SARAH HENRIETTA RUTLEDGE, b. 1832; m. CHARLES COTESWORTH PINCKNEY.
iii. ALICE JOSEPHINE IZARD RUTLEDGE, b. 1832; d. 1854.
iv. EDWARD RUTLEDGE, b. 1836; d. 1856.
4. v. HENRY MIDDLETON RUTLEDGE, b. 05/Aug/1839; d. 10/Jun/1921, Flat Rock, NC.
5. vi. EMMA FREDERICK RUTLEDGE, b. 1841; d. 1919.
Generation No. 6
4. HENRY MIDDLETON6 RUTLEDGE (FREDERICK5, FREDERIC WILKES4, JOHN3, JOHN2, EDWARD THOMAS1) was born 05/Aug/1839, and died 10/Jun/1921 in Flat Rock, NC. He married (1) MARGARET HAMILTON SEABROOK. He married (2) ANNA MARIE BLAKE.
Notes for HENRY MIDDLETON RUTLEDGE:
OTHER:Memorials and Tombstone Inscriptions, Flat Rock, NC. - Henry Middleton, Col, 25th N.C. Reg. C.S.A. 1839-1921 (2); Margaret Hamilton Seabrook, wife of Henry Middleton Rutledge, 1849-1925 (6) Children of HENRY RUTLEDGE and MARGARET SEABROOK are:
i. HENRY MIDDLETON7 RUTLEDGE, b. 1882; d. 1893.
ii. ARCHIBALD RUTLEDGE, b. 1883; d. 1973; m. FLORENCE HART.

5. EMMA FREDERICK6 RUTLEDGE (FREDERICK5, FREDERIC WILKES4, JOHN3, JOHN2, EDWARD THOMAS1) was born 1841, and died 1919. She married WILLIAM BROWN REESE.
Child of EMMA RUTLEDGE and WILLIAM REESE is:
i. WILLIAM7 REESE.


MARRIAGE NOTICES IN THE SOUTH-CAROLINA GAZETTE AND ITS SUCCSSORS, (1732-1801)." Compiled and edited bt A. S. Salley, Jr. (From the files in the Charleston Library Society, Charleston, SC.) Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, Baltimore. 1976 (Orig Pub Albany, 1902, Reprint Balt 1965)
REF #s scheme:
#1= The SC Gazette (1732-1775)
#2= The Gazette of The State of SC (1777-1785)
#3= The State Gazette of SC (1785-1817)
#4= The S-C State Gazette and Timothy's Daily Advertiser
REF #1
Last Sunday evening, John RUTLEDGE, esq, attorney at law, was married to Miss Elizabeth GRIMKE, d/o Frederick Grimke, esq. (Sat, 7 May 1763)
Last Tuesday Mr Andrew RUTLEDGE, merchant, was married to Miss Elizabeth GADSDEN, d/o Christopher Gadsden, esq. (Mon 5 Oct 1767
Last Thursday Mr Roger SMITH, merchant, was married to Miss Polly RUTLEDGE, eldest d/o the late John Rutledge, esq. (Mon 11 Apr 1768)
Last Tuesday evening Edward RUTLEDGE, esq, was married to Miss Henrietta MIDDLETON, eldest d/o the HonHenry Middleton, esq. (Mon 7 Mar 1774)
REF #2
Married last Thursday evening the Hon Hugh RUTLEDGE, esq, Speaker of the House of Representatives, was married to the amiable Miss Ann SMITH, d/o Thomas Smith, esq of Broad St. (Wed 15 Oct 1783)
REF #3
Married: Last Thursday evening, Francis KINLOCKH, esq. to the amiable and accomplished Miss Martha RUTLEDGE, eldest d/o the Hon John Rutledge, esq, of this city. (Mon 12 Dec 1785)
REF #4
Married on Tuesday evening last, at Sullivan's Island, by the Rev Mr Frost, Henry Middleton RUTLEDGE, esq, Major in the Army of The United States, to Miss Septima Sexta MIDDLETON, d/o the late Arthur Middleton, esq. (Fri 18 Oct 1799)
Married on Tuesday evening, by the Rev Dr Frost, Charles RUTLEDGE, esq, to Miss Caroline SMITH, d/o Richard Smith, esq. (Fri 28 Mar 1800)
I hope this one can help also!
JerrySanford


SOURCE: "MARRIAGES AND DEATH NOTICES FROM PENDLETON (SC) MESSENGER, 1807-1851," By The Rev Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr (Copyright 1977); Southern Historical Press. ISBN 0-89308-049-7
"The Pendleton Messenger was the first newspaper in the up-country of SC, having its beginning in 1807. It was printed in the town of Pendleton, which was the seat of Pendleton Dist. These marriages and death notices are from the entire state."
"Issue of 20 Feb 1828: Married on Thursday last by the Rev Mr. Crowther, Mr Samuel STARK of Abbeville to Miss Rosa, daughter of Mr Jesse RUTLEDGE of this Dist."
"Issue of 13 Aug 1828: Married on Tuesday, 31 Jul 1828 by the Rev Sandford Vandiver, Mr James HAWTHORN of Abbeville Dist, to Miss Louisa, daughter of Mr Jesse RUTLEDGE of Anderson, Dist."
Hope this helps someone.
JerrySanford


NOTE from From: Lesa Russell

I am seeking information on the mother of Robert Rutledge Moore, son of George Moore and (?) Rutledge. My Rutledge family lived in Rutherford County, TN in the early 1800s. I have found several references to Robert Rutledge associated with George Moore. Does anyone have any information?

I am also interested in finding out who the Henrietta Rutledge was who married Frederick Rutledge in Davidson County, TN in 1826. Does anyone have any information on these two Rutledge families? Someone please help!

Answer from Marie

Henrietta Rutledge & Frederick Rutledge are both from the Dr. John Rutledge family. There is an extensive genealogy on line. I get it on my home page through I can't think of what it is but you should be able to get this file through GENEALOGY then RUTLEDGE then DR JOHN RUTLEDGE. let me know if you don't find it and I will look it up for you. Marie


Margaret's (William Newton's) and Jim Small are descended from the Edward Rutledge - Sarah Armstrong union. William Newton's father, George Rutledge m. Mary Ann Mathers. They left Augusta County 1835 and George became a Methodist Circuit rider in Southern, IL. William Newton was also a circuit rider in the same area.

Note from Don.....keep me straight gang. I am doing the best I can to match follow-up information with the correct original Most Wanted Post. I hope both these Edwards are the same one because the first post did not mention a marriage to Sarah Armstrong.


RUTLEDGE, Abraham
Abraham and brother Richard came from Kershaw Co. SC to Clark, Wilcox and Moregno Cos. AL One of Richard's sons went on to Karnes Co. TX. Anyone claim these brothers? Information provided by Regena B. Williamson regena@cvtv.net


RUTLEDGE, James
Born ca 1790 NC. Unknown: father, mother, siblings. Went to and died 1852 MO
Brickwall ancestor of Mary Ann Prentice.
RUTLEDGE, Joseph
Joseph born abt. 1810 poss SC or GA. Unknown father, mother, siblings.
Brickwall ancestor of Richard Reddick.



RUTLEDGE, Mary
Born ca 1760 at ? d. Aft 1830 Greenville Co, SC; m. Thomas P. SAN(D)FORD c1780 (Possibly in VA, NC, SC) moved from Rowan Co, NC c1787 to Greenville Dist, SC; Children: William SAN(D)FORD b. c1780 @ ?, m. Mary (Molly) CHAMBERS in SC; Hezekiah P. SAN(D)FORD b. c1782 at Rowan Co, NC m. Priscilla CHAMBERS in SC; Two Daughters also b. SC , m. __ CHAMBERS (Brothers of the above Sisters).
Which bunch of Rutledges do I belong to! JerrySanford @ EttersPa


Susan Caroline (Sudie C) Rutledge
Born 1853 South Carolina. Father (speculation) Phil S. Rutledge. Mother (speculation) Mary Ann Green. Siblings unknown? SC. d. 1921 Atlanta, Georgia.
Brickwall ancestor of Tim Beacham.


RUTLEDGE, George
Born abt 1723. Unknown: father, mother, siblings. Died abt 1779 Tyrone Co. NC.
Brickwall ancestor of Faye Goodner.
Joseph Rutledge
Born abt 1810 poss. South Carolina or Georgia. Father unknown. Mother unknown. Siblings unknown. Brickwall ancestor of Richard Reddick.


Marriage Records



Hey Rooters!
Found some more kin!

Returned to library tonight and discovered this in the North Carolina side of shelves. , NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA MARRIAGE RECORDS, PG 178, Compiled and Edited by William Montgomery Clemons, 1927, renewed 1955

RUTLEDGE, Andrew and Elizabeth Gadsden, 29 Sept 1767, Charleston SC
Rutledge, Charles and Carolina Smith, 24 MArch 1800, Charleston, SC
Rutledge, Edward and Henrietta Middleton, 1 March 1774, Charleston SC
Rutledge, Elijah and Frances Urie, 6 Aug 1801, Mecklenburg Co, NC
Rutledge, George and Rachel McComb, 18 Mary 1799, Mecklenburg, NC
Rutledge, Henry M.& Septima Middleton, 15 Oct 1799, Sullivans Island SC
Rutledge, Hugh and Ann Smith, 8 October 1783, Charleston, SC
Rutledge, John and Elizabeth Grimke, 1 May 1763, Charleston, SC
Rutledge, Martha and Francis Kinlock, 8 December 1785, Charleston, SC
Rutledge, Polly and Roger Smith, 7 April 1768, Charleston SC




I am helping a friend of mine to trace his ancestors. His deceased family
members had told him that they were descended from John, and perhaps Edward,
Rutledge, the former governors of SC. Most of my friend's family and ancestors
were from SC. I am trying to find out how the Rutledges may be related to him. I
have copied a partial list of names that we've been able to track, maybe
something in there would be helpful in getting a clue as to where to look. I'm
surprised that I cannot find a pedigree chart anywhere online on the Rutledges!

Thanks for your time.

Julie Patrick Clark
Virginia
___________________________________
James W. Kirk (1780-1850)
Married Mary Baldwin (1793-1851)
Children of James and Mary

1. Dr. John W. Kirk (1803-1868)
Married Caroline Kirk (first cousin) (1817-1864)

Children of John and Caroline:

1. Emily Kirk (1839-1931)
2. William J. Kirk

Emily married Edward Moore
Edward Moore (1823-1864)

Children of Emily Kirk and Edward Moore
1. Morton Kirk Moore (1862-?) (never married)

2. Edward Kirk Moore (1864-?)
Edward Kirk Moore married Willie Emma Buchanan in the 1888.

Children of Edward Kirk Moore and Willie Emma Buchanan
1. Emily Moore
2. ?
3. ?
4. ?

Emily Moore married Malcolm S. Webb

Children of Emily Moore and Malcolm Webb
1. Edward Kirk Webb (died 2001)
2. Emily ? Webb
3. William G. Webb
4. Molly ? Webb