A William Maulsby and wife Ann is the earliest one of this surname that I have
located in New Madrid. He deeded his land to three brothers who were most
likey his sons. Elsa Kent Bernard in her Maulsby family hisory sates that a
Maulsby went from Virgina to New Madrid and was probbly descended from William
III or William IV in her list. The prooof of these connections has now been
made, see the notes at the end of this page. The IGI lists a William Maulsby in
Hinshaw's Quaker records note a William and Ann Maulsby who sold their
Virginia land about 1796 and now I can connect these three New Madrid Maulsby
brothers to this couple. Elsa Kent Bernard also quotes a statement of a Samuel
Maulsby that his grandfather had settled early near Wheeling and started the
earliest iron foundry but it was unsuccessful and they floated down the Ohio
and Mississippi to "near New Madrid". There is a Samuel Maulsby in and early
New Madrid census. My Maulsbys were at Point PLeasnt 20 miles south of New
Madrid where they had very large land holdings.
LDS film #1017441 New Madrid Probabe records, Drawer 9, Packet 215-232,
1805-1856: Daniel Norton, dec., Box 9, packet 230, 1823: letters of
administration dated 10 March, 1821 states that William Maulsby and
L.H.Maulsby are administrators. Included is a Dec. 18, 1827 affidavit of
Henry Cupp "as the surviving administrator of the estate of Daniel Norton".
On August 12, 1824 Lemuel H. Maulsby posted $200 bond as the guardian of James
and Sarah Norton, minor heirs of Daniel Norton.
On February 28, 1824 William Maulsby and Hezekiah D. Maulsby posted
securities of $1000 bond in the estate of Thomas Windsor, dec. Lemuel was the
administrator de bonis non and William and Hezekiah also were securities for
the estate of Christopher Windsor on the same date.
These dates are noted to roughly determine when William either moved or
died. I suspected he moved on to the Quaker settlement in Tennessee but have
not confirmed this.
PROOF THAT WILLIAM AND ANN DAVISSON MAULSBY ARE THE
PARENTS OF LEMUEL, HEZEKIAH AND HANNINIAH MAULSBY
HARRISON COUNTY VIRGINIA(WEST VIRGINIA) RECORDS 1785-1819
September 27, 1806, page 377: William Maulby, Benjamin Wilson, Jr., and James
Arnold witnesses to Sylvanus of Harrison County, Virginia to Sanford Bartlett
14-80: January 1, 1818, Daniel Favisson, Sr. of Clarksburg, Harrison County,
Virginia to Edwin S. Ducan, a lot in Clarksburgh on Mane Street, etc.;
Witnesses L.E.(Lemuel) Davisson, William Maulsby.(FHL film 843,828)
14-127: August 21, 1818, William Maulsby and Edwin S. Duncan attorney for Ann
Maulsby,his wife of new Madrid, MO Territry, to John Hutson of Harrison Co.,
VA, $100, lot 12 in town of New Salem. (FHL film 843,828)
17-116: April 22, 1825, Lemuel Davisson of Harrison County, VA to Edwin S.
Duncan of ame, $3000, land adj. town of Clarksburg, etc. (LDS film 843,828)
From Research file of Mary Ann Duncan Dobson:
References: Marriage records of Harrison County, WVAm /Deed Indexes 1786-1923
(C-D grantors on FHL film 844,112, etc. Marriages (FHL film 22407). Land
Grants FHL film 28,311.
V1,1801-1842: ...now occupied by Edwin S. Duncan, Witnesses: L.E.(Lemuel)
Davisson and William Maulsby(FHL film 843,828)
Harrison County, WVA Misc. Co Will Index 1788-1970 (FHL film 847,162)
Harrison County, WVA Law andChancery Records(FHL film 1,616,994)
Harrison County WVA Misc. Court Records(FHL film 847,164)
1912 "Genealogical and Personal History of the Upper Monongahela Valley, WVA"
by Bernard Lee Butcher.
"History of the Middle New River Settlements" by David E. Johnston,1906 in
Memphis Public Library: 975.45.172
"West VirginiaHistorical Magazine Quarterly" Vo 2 #2 April1902; bublished at
Charleston, WVA by WVA Historical and Antiquarian Society, Sutro Branch,
California State Library(Other vols on FHL film 1,425,607. item 4.
May 22, 1793: Thomas and Mary Barkeley and HEZEKIAH AND ANN DAVISSON, all of
Harrison Co, VA, sold to Randolph Academy for ten pounds, 1.25 acres,
northeast of the courthouse in Clarksburg George Jackson, William Martin AND
ANN DAVISSON, NOW WIFE OF WILLIAM MAULSBY, EXTX. OF HEZEKIAH DAVISSON,
DECEASED. Recorded August, 1796, WVA deed book 2, page 434, June 15, 1795.
August 17, 1795: Ann Davisson, eorge Jackson and William Martin, executors to
the estate of HEZEKIAH DAVISSON, DECEASED, sold to Sylvester Welch of
Hampshire Co., VA for 40 pounds,270 acres on Flag Run, adjoining William
Bartlett and George Jackson(Harrison Co., WVA Deed book 2, page 150)
From Monongalia County, Virginia Records of the District, Superior and County
Courts, Vol I, 1776-1799 by Melba Pender Zinn, Heritage Books, Inc, 1990,
page 14: 1b-1783 District Court, Mononongalia County, VA:
P. 104, 29a-1796: District Court, Harrison County: John Duvall complained
that Moses Sutton owec him 22 pounds and 15 shillings by virtue of a certain
writing dated 10 Aug, 1790: WILLIAM MAULEY AND LEMUEL HOWARD signed bail bond
for Sutton May 1, 1795.
Page 176, 40c 1799 District Court, Harrison Co., WILLIAM MAULSBY summoned to
answer LEMUEL HOWARD and clement Brooke in plea of covenant broken, 40,000
pounds damage 24 August,1797.
ANN DAVISSON shown to be the wife of WILLIAM MAULSBY AND DAUGHTER OF LEMUEL
dAVISSON. Ann and William shown to have removed to New Madrid, Missouri.
Names of Hezekiah (Howard) and Lemuel (Davisson) were names given to William
and Ann's sons. Lemuel, Hezekiah and Hannaniah Maulsby were born in Virginia.
WILLIAM AND ANN MAULSBY deeded without evidence of payment their land in New
Madrid to the three Maulsby brothers.