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Demansy Justice – (Could this be kin to Dempsey Justice of NC/GA?)

RootsWeb’s WorldConnect Project: Justice Family Connections


1 John JUSTICE b: 1696 d: 1766 
+ Mary HOUGE b: 1683 d: 1778 
	2 John JUSTICE b: 1725 d: 1803 
	+ Mary SLONE 
		3 John JUSTICE b: 1762 d: 13 JAN 1831 
		+ Amy NEAL b: 1766 d: 26 JUL 
			4 Temperacne JUSTICE b: 1781 d: UNKNOWN 
			4 Amos JUSTICE b: 1782 d: UNKNOWN 
			4 Didema JUSTICE b: 1784 d: UNKNOWN 
			4 Jonathan JUSTICE b: 1786 d: 1868 
			+ Hanna DOTY b: 1790 d: UNKNOWN 
				5 Malinda JUSTICE b: 1802 d: UNKNOWN 
				5 Sarah Leanna JUSTICE b: 1804 d: UNKNOWN 
				5 Susanna Francis JUSTICE b: 1806 d: UNKNOWN 
				5 Jackson JUSTICE b: 1808 d: UNKNOWN 
				5 Lucinda JUSTICE b: 1810 d: UNKNOWN 
				5 Allison "Allenson" JUSTICE b: 1812 d: 1900 
				+ Joyce "Ivy" HUBBARD b: 1816 d: UNKNOWN 
					6 Solomon JUSTICE b: 1836 d: UNKNOWN 
					+ Virginia Jane "Jennie" COOK b: UNKNOWN d: UNKNOWN 
						7 James Allenson JUSTICE b: 1856 d: UNKNOWN 
						7 Sheridan JUSTICE b: 1857 d: UNKNOWN 
						<b>7 Demansy "Dee" JUSTICE </b>b: 1858 d: UNKNOWN

Could this be a distant relative of “our ” mysterious Dempsey Justice [1766-1827] who is seen on records in North Carolina and Georgia ? Demansy is located from these notes, in West Virginia.

I think it may be a strong possibility…what do you think?

— Cathy Abernathy

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

Descendants of William W. Edwards

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[Site excerpt]

The Edwards Family

Descendants of William W. Edwards

1.  WILLIAM W. EDWARDS  was born July 12, 1790 in Chatham County, North Carolina, and died June 01, 1854 in Edwardsville, Cleburne County, Alabama.

He married ELIZABETH CLAYTON about 1809.  She was born June 01, 1785 in Tennessee, and died February 22, 1854 in Edwardsville, Cleburne County, Alabama.
Notes for WILLIAM W. EDWARDS:
Information sent to me by Lem Pen.  The E-Mail address is as follows: lemPen@aol.com
More About WILLIAM W. EDWARDS:
Cause of Death: Killed by Lightning
Census: 1850, Benton County ,Alabama
Occupation: 1850, Farmer
Residence: 1833, came to Cleburne County, Alabama
More About ELIZABETH CLAYTON:
Census: 1850, Benton County, Alabama
More About WILLIAM EDWARDS and ELIZABETH CLAYTON:
Marriage: Abt. 1809

Children of WILLIAM EDWARDS and ELIZABETH CLAYTON are:
i.    PETER EDWARDS, b. April 20, 1815, South Carolina; d. November 30, 1902, Cleburne County,Alabama.
ii.    MARY EDWARDS, b. August 30, 1810.Died in Infancy
iii.    LEMUEL EDWARDS, b. November 16, 1812, South Carolina; d. July 15, 1903, Edwardsville, Cleburne Co., Alabama.
iv.    KATHERINE EDWARDS, b. December 14, 1814, South Carolina; d. December 14, 1814, South Carolina. Died in Infancy
v.    STEPHEN EDWARDS, b. September 27, 1818, South Carolina; d. July 11, 1909, Cleburne County,Alabama.
vi.    ELIZABETH CAROLINE EDWARDS, b. August 20, 1823, Georgia; d. April 12, 1853.
vii.    WILLIAM MITCHELL “BILLY” Sr. EDWARDS, b. July 12, 1825, Georgia; d. August 1880, Edwardsville, Cleburne County, Alabama.

viii.    DICIE EDWARDS, b. March 31, 1826, Georgia; d. January 1874, Tallapoosa, Haralson County, Georgia; m. RICHARDSON L. JR. CHANDLER, August 08, 1850, Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama; b. March 05, 1829, Georgia; d. February 08, 1905, Georgia.
More About DICIE EDWARDS:
Census: 1870, Haralson County,Georgia
More About RICHARDSON L. JR. CHANDLER:
Burial: 1905, Salem Baptist Church Cemetery,Tallapoosa, Haralson County,Georgia
Census: 1870, Haralson County,Georgia
More About RICHARDSON CHANDLER and DICIE EDWARDS:
Marriage: August 08, 1850, Anniston, Calhoun Co., Alabama

ix.    JOHN JOSIAH “JOE” EDWARDS, b. October 09, 1829, Hall County,Georgia; d. May 06, 1904, Heflin, Cleburne County, Alabama.
x.    SARAH JANE EDWARDS, b. June 24, 1832, Alabama.
xi.    NANCY CAROLINE EDWARDS, b. June 19, 1834; d. October 02, 1913, Albertville, Marshall County, Alabama.
xii.    LOUISA EDWARDS, b. June 12, 1836, Alabama; d. 1871.

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Posted by on September 23, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

Teague = Tadhg, Proper Names

Ancient Irish Proper Names

Tadhg (modernized Teige) originally meant “a poet;” it is the root of the sirnames Teague, MacTague, Tighe, Montague, etc.

 
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Posted by on September 23, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

Teague (English) = Theigue (Irish) = Tadhg (Celtic)

Celtic Surnames

So much for our surnames. If havoc has been played with them in the course of a century or two, still greater havoc has been made with our Christian names. Mr. Laurence Ginnell, in his interesting article in a late number of the New Ireland Review, has pointed out that the Highlanders have preserved their Celtic Christian names much better than we have preserved ours. Even when their surnames may have changed, still we find such markedly Gaelic Christian names as Angus and Malcolm and Duncan and Murdoch and Kenneth and Donald quite popular amongst them, and sometimes even in Lowland families. Of thousands of Celtic Christian names current amongst us, so late even as a couple of centuries ago, scarce half a hundred survive: among the most usual being Brian, Colman, Donagh (Ir. Donnchadh, Scottish ‘Duncan’) Felim, Fergus, Finnian (Ir. Finnghin), Fintan, Kieran (Ciarán), Kevin (Ir. Caoimhghin) Jarlath (for Iarfhlaith), Mogue (Maodhóg), Murtagh (Muircheartach), Neill (for Niall), Owen (Eoghan), and Theigue (for Tadhg). And most of these are very rare. No doubt a great many more are used in Irish, but they are generally Englished by some travesty, as when Diarmuid (‘Dermod,’ ‘Dermot’) is rendered by ‘Jeremiah,’ or ‘Darby,’ Domhnall (‘Donald’) by `Daniel,’ Conchubhar (‘ Conor ‘) by ‘Cornelius,’ Cathal (‘Cahal’) by ‘Charles,’ Flaithri by ‘Florence,’ Maol-Mhuire by ‘Miles’, ‘Myles,’ &c.

 
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Posted by on September 23, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

Garrett, Howell – Celtic/Irish Origins

Celtic Surnames

Many Norman families assumed the Mac having given up the style and title of Norman barons and adopted those of Irish chiefs. Hence we have MacWilliam, MacHenry, MacWalter–which in the Isle of Man became shortened to Qualter and Qualters–MacFheorais, shortened to ‘Corish’ and ‘Coriss’ from Feoras, a weakened form of Peoras or Piaras, i.e., Piers or Pierce, in modern French Pierre; MacRicard and Crickard, which latter may be compared with the Welsh-Norman Prichard. The Norman Fitz became Mac in Irish; hence Fitzgerald became MacGearailt, while from Gerauld or Geraud came the Christian name Gearóid, sometimes anglicised ‘Garrett’; Fitzgibbon became MacGiobúin, Fitzmaurice MacMuiris, &c. Of names originally Welsh, MacHale (for Mac Heil, i.e., MacHoel from Howell or Hywell), and MacArthur are instances, but there are others not so well known. No purely English names appear to have taken the Mac–any that may seem to be English, being really Danish or Norman.

 
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Posted by on September 22, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

Brian Boru – Emperor of the Irish

StateMaster – Encyclopedia: Brian Boru

Brian Boru, Emperor of the Irish
Reign 1002 – 1014
Full name Brian Bóruma mac Cennétig
Predecessor Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill
Successor Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill
Father Cennétig mac Lorcáin
Mother Bé Binn ingen Murchada

Brian Bóruma mac Cennétig (926 or 941[1]–23 April 1014) (known as Brian Boru in English) was High King of Ireland from 1002 to 1014. Image File history File links Brian_boru_scaled. … Engraving is the practice of incising a design onto a hard, flat surface, by cutting grooves into it. … Events November 13 – English king Ethelred gives order to kill all Danes in England, leading to the St. … Events February 14 – Pope Benedict VIII recognizes Henry of Bavaria as King of Germany July 29 – Battle of Kleidion: Basil II inflicts not only a decisive defeat on the Bulgarian army, but his subsequent savage treatment of 15,000 prisoners reportedly causes Tsar Samuil of Bulgaria to die of shock… Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill (died 2 September 1022), sometimes called Máel Sechnaill Mór or Máel Sechnaill II, was king of Mide and High King of Ireland. … Cennétig mac Lorcáin (died 951) was an Irish king. … In Early Irish mythology, Bébinn was a goddess associated with birth and the sister of the river-goddess, Boann. … Events Bohai is conquered by the Khitan Births Emperor Murakami of Japan Deaths Categories: 926 … Events Oda the Severe becomes Archbishop of Canterbury Births Charles dOutremer son of Louis IV of France Deaths Categories: 941 … is the 113th day of the year (114th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. … Events February 14 – Pope Benedict VIII recognizes Henry of Bavaria as King of Germany July 29 – Battle of Kleidion: Basil II inflicts not only a decisive defeat on the Bulgarian army, but his subsequent savage treatment of 15,000 prisoners reportedly causes Tsar Samuil of Bulgaria to die of shock… The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. … This does not cite its references or sources. … Events November 13 – English king Ethelred gives order to kill all Danes in England, leading to the St. … Events February 14 – Pope Benedict VIII recognizes Henry of Bavaria as King of Germany July 29 – Battle of Kleidion: Basil II inflicts not only a decisive defeat on the Bulgarian army, but his subsequent savage treatment of 15,000 prisoners reportedly causes Tsar Samuil of Bulgaria to die of shock…

Although the exact details of his birth are unknown, he was born in the mid tenth century near Killaloe (Kincora) (in modern County Clare). His father was Cennétig mac Lorcáin, King of Thomond and his mother was Bé Binn ingen Murchada, daughter of the King of West Connacht. After his brothers death he became leader of the Dál gCais, and subsequently gained control over Munster. By 1002 the reigning High King of Ireland, Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill, passed his title to Brian. Boru sought to make good the title of High King in a way that previous holders had not; to make himself the actual ruler of Ireland rather than in name only. By 1011 all of the regional rulers of Ireland recognised him as their superior, this however was short lived. The following year the King of the province of Leinster with the support of the Norse king of Dublin and Viking mercenaries rebelled against Brian’s authority and, although the rebel forces were decisively defeated in 1014 at the Battle of Clontarf, Boru was killed along with most of the leaders of the province of Munster.

 
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Posted by on September 22, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

King Brian Boru, of Ireland

BRIAN HISTORY

1. KING BRIAN “BORU”

The Brian family must have shared in the crumbs that have fallen from the table of the Abrahamic Covenant, promising seed, “as the dust of the earth.” They are a prolific group and are widely scattered over Europe and America. The name Brian was taken from the Celtic language and means strong. It is interesting to note that the spelling from the beginning was Brian, but in its travel in time and place the spelling has been changed in many ways, such as Brien, O’Brien, Bryant, Briant, O’Brian, just a few of the many changes in the name.

Records prove that all of the Brians had their origin with King Brian, ruler of Munster, Ireland, 1002 AD History gives that he was born about 927 AD and became king of Thomond and Munster when he was fifty-five years old (note map). First serving as a general in his father’s army, he soon became one of the most noted princes in the Island Country, thereby prosecuting a war against the Danish and driving them as a whole from Ireland. Because of this he gained his title “Boru, 11 meaning “One to whom tribute is to be paid.” So we have the name, King Brian Boru.

The ruler proved himself a man of broad intellect. Under his reign schools and colleges thrived, roads were built, an efficient army and navy were organized. He turned the tide against Danish idolatry greatly advancing the early struggles toward Christian standards, He also passed a decree that all people kin to him must take the name Brian as a surname. From this time surnames became fixed and permanent in Ireland. Notice that we get Surname from the word Sire, which means, one who begets.

Another thing of great interest, King Brian had a son whom he named Morgan. Morgan grew up and also became a great warrior. He was very proud of his king father and when he signed his name he signed it as follows Morgan O’Brian. The letter “O” in the Celts means the, so his name spelled this way, Morgan the son of Brian. King Brian also had five other sons, namely: Charles, William, James, Thomas and Dessex. Notice the Brian Coat of Arms on another page. History gives that King Brian was married more than one time and some of the sons may have been half-brothers.

 
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Posted by on September 22, 2009 in Uncategorized