Surname Listing – ROUNTREE (Ireland – England)

I’m counting down my ancestral lines… on to my 4th Great Grandparents.
Many of these lines I have little information on as they are moving into the 1700s. If the line originates already in the country of origin, I’m skipping over it. If they do not have a known last name, obviously, I am skipping it.
I am only listing those families that have American origins and the immigrant person still missing, or the family tie to the country of origin.

Today, #81… Nancy ROUNTREE
7 generations of ROUNTREE connected through:

4. Charles Ernest Loops II (1906-1977)
5. Laura Melba Dekle (1908-1994)

10. Deroy “D.R.” Dekle (1880-1958)
11. Levietta Serena “Levie” Williams (1879-1955)

20. Remer Dekle (1858-1902)
21. Mary Jane Bowen (1858-?)

40. John “Squire” Dekle (1821-1896)
41. Mary Mercer (1830-1875)

80. GEORGE DEKLE was born on 30 May 1781 in Effingham Co.,Ga.. He died on 10 May 1845 in Campelton,Jackson Co.,Georgia.
81. NANCY ROUNTREE was born on 7 May 1785 in NC. She died on 4 May 1856 in Campbellton,Jackson,Ga

Children of George and Nancy: Sarah Dekle (1803-1874), Grissom Dekle (1806-1883), William Dekle (1808-?), Littleton Dekle (1811-?), Minton Dekle (1813-?), Ellen/Eleanor Dekle (1815-1876), Thomas Cummings Dekle (1817-1860), Cynthia Dekle (1819-?), John “Squire” Dekle (1821-1896), Theresa Dekle (1823-1896), Nancy Dekle (1825-1909).

162. JOHN ROUNTREE was born on 12 Oct 1762 in Pennsylvania. He died on 27 Jul 1821 in Emanuel Co.,Ga..
163. NANCY MANNING was born about 1766 in Orange Co.,NC

Children of John and Nancy: Joshua Rountree (abt 1783-1851), George S. Rountree (abt 1783-?), Nancy Rountree (1785-1856).

324. THOMAS ROUNTREE was born on 10 Nov 1733 in Armagh,Armagh,Ireland. He died on 23 Mar 1772 in Hillsborough,Orange Co.,NC.
325. EVA STURGESS was born on 1 Feb 1739/1740 in Ireland. She died in 1810 in Orange Co.,NC. She was buried in Little River Cemetery,Orange Co.,NC

Children of Thomas and Eva: William Rountree (?), Charles Rountree (?), Andrew Rountree(?), Thomas Rountree (?), Rachel Rountree (?), Lydia Rountree (?), John Rountree (1762-1821), Joseph Rountree (1782-1874)

648. CHARLES ROUNTREE was born in 1680 in Armagh, Armagh, Ireland. He died in 1759 in Northern Ireland.
649. LYDIA MCMAN was born in 1712 in Northern Ireland. She died about 1750
(a note is placed that her dates MAY be 1682-1747)

Children of Charles and Lydia: Charles Rountree (abt 1710-?), Thomas Rountree (1733-1772)

1296. FRANCIS ROUNTREE was born in 1649 in Ireland He died in 1723.
1297. SARAH COLEMAN was born in Ireland

Children of Francis and Sarah: Robert Rountree (abt 1665-1720), John Rountree (abt 1668-?), Thomas Rountree (1670-1748), Francis Rountree (1672-1746), William Rountree (abt 1674-1766), Moses Rountree (1676-1755), Charles Rountree (1680-1759), Jesse Rountree (?), Rebecca Rountree (?), Susanna Rountree (?), Christian Rountree (?)

2592. JOHN ROUNTREE was born in 1622 in England. He died about 1680.
2593. JANE HARDY was born in 1625 in England. She died in 1684 in England

Children of John and Jane: Elizabeth Rountree (abt 1647-?), Francis Rountree (1649-1723), Charles Rountree (abt 1660-1704)

5184. JOSEPH ROUNTREE was born in 1598 in England. He died in 1660.
5185. REBECCA TOMS was born in 1601 in England. She died in 1656 in England.

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Note on Francis Rountree (1649-1723):
Francis Rowntree who I thought was our Ancestor embarked forVirginia from the north of Ireland with six of his seven sons the year ofa smallpox epidemic. (His youngest son Charles Rowntree came down withsmall pox just as the ship was about to leave and he and his motherstayed behind in Ireland. The father and the other brothers all embarkedfor America as they had “already paid their passage.” as Joseph Rountreerelated below. Joseph’s ancestor emigrated ca 1750. We are also told byWalter Rountree who emigrated to New York City in 1896, anotherdescendant of Charles that some died from “ship fever on the voyage.”

ref: Rowntree and Rountree Family History by Joseph Gustave RountreeII+ family & official records

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Surname Listing – MCELVEEN

I’m counting down my ancestral lines, working with my 3rd Great Grandparents.
Today, #43… Margaret McElveen.

I am very confused on this family line, so have left it only at Margaret for now. Can you help?

Connected to Margaret MCELVEEN through:

4. Charles Ernest Loops II (1906-1977)
5. Laura Melba Dekle (1908-1994)

10. Deroy “D.R.” Dekle (1880-1958)
11. Levietta Serena “Levie” Williams (1879-1955)

20. Remer Dekle (1858-1902)
21. Mary Jane Bowen (1858-?)

42. SILAS EVERETT BOWEN was born on 5 Jan 1815. He died on 14 Sep 1886 in Bulloch Co., Ga.
43. MARGARET E. MCELVEEN was born on 10 May 1822. She died on 18 Nov 1879 in Bulloch Co., Ga.

Children of Silas and Margaret: Elisha W. Bowen (1844-1865), Macey Ann Bowen (1846-1921), John Basal Bowen (1848-?), James Elias Bowen (1850-?), Moses Jackson Bowen (1852-1936), Deborah Bowen (1856-?), Mary Jane Bowen (1858-?).

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I have previously had in my database, Margaret’s parents as William Emanuel McElveen and Elizabeth “Betsey” Wise, but she is listed as a FOSTER CHILD. So, because this is genealogy research and not “where they lived” research, I’m not adding those as her parents.

Additionally there seems to be some confusion with another Margaret McElveen listed as the child of William and Susannah Harvey. This might be possible, but as of yet, I do not have any sources other than “online trees”, and we all know how that goes.

If you have any information, sources, details, etc. to share on this family, please leave me a comment!

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If you have any information on this family, please leave me a comment!

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Surname Listing – LESTER

I’m counting down my ancestral lines. Moving on through my 2nd Great-Grandparents… LESTER.
I need to do some work on this family (note to self!).

4. Charles Ernest Loops II (1906-1977)
5. Laura Melba Dekle (1908-1994)

10. Deroy “D.R.” Dekle (1880-1958)
11. Levietta Serena “Levie” Williams (1879-1955)

22. HENRY ROBERT WILLIAMS was born on 11 Jun 1856 in Excelsior, Bulloch Co., Ga. He died on 4 Feb 1936 in Statesboro, Bulloch Co., Ga.
23. LAURA MOZELLE LESTER was born on 24 Jan 1860 in Bryan Co., Ga. She died on 20 Feb 1936 in Statesboro, Bulloch Co., Ga. She was buried in Eastside Cemetery,Bulloch Co.,Ga.

Children of Henry and Laura: Levietta Serena Williams (1879-1955), John Clyde Williams (1884-1979), Ruby Williams (1884-?), Mabel Williams (1888-1890), Ouida Williams (1893-1984), Robert Lee Williams (1894-1912), Sibyl Williams (1900-1944).

46. MALCOLM BRINSON LESTER was born on 31 Jul 1817 in Statesboro, Bulloch Co., Ga. He died on 11 Oct 1864 in Guyton,Effingham Co.,Ga. He was buried in Ash Branch Cemetery,Bulloch Co.,Ga.
47. MARY ANN ROYSTON was born on 31 Jan 1831 in Bulloch Co., Ga. She died on 30 Apr 1883. She was buried in Ash Branch Cemetery,Bulloch Co.,Ga

Children of Malcolm and Mary Ann: Robert F. Lester (1853-1903), Daniel B. Lester (abt 1851-?), Laura Mozelle Lester (1860-1936).

92. DANIEL LESTER was born about 1785. He died in 1836 in Bulloch Co., Ga.
93. MARY “Polly” BRINSON was born about 1791 in Burke Co.,Ga. She died about 1871.

Children of Daniel and Polly: William B. Lester (1811-1883) and Malcolm Brinson Lester (1817-1864).

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Daniel died in Bulloch Co., but it is unknown where he was born. Must find more information on this family!!!

Here are Charles Pittman’s notes on Malcolm Brinson Lester.

Malcolm Brinson Lester died during the Civil War from a severerespiratory illness. Listed below are the facts pertaining to his servicerecord with the CSA and the illness that eventually killed him. Thesefactswere gathered from his “Compiled Service Record” by the GeorgiaDepartment of Archives and History.

M. B. Lester, Private, enlisted in the CSA on April 2, 1864 in Savannah,Ga., Chatham County. He joined Company D of the 22nd. Battalion HeavyArtillery, “Oglethorpe Siege Artillery”, under the command of Lt. Col.William F. Pritchard. Malcolm was present for the Muster Roll of April1864.

It appears that shortly after his enlistment he became ill with some form of lung disease because during the 1864 July/August Muster Roll he had been transferred from the 22nd. Battalion to the Infantry Reserves. Hewas assigned to the 1st. Regiment, Georgia Infantry Reserves, Company C,Chatham County, under the command of Col. William R. Symons. This transfer occurred only 90 days after his enlistment.

Malcolm obviously became gravely ill and was transferred to the Guyton,Ga. hospital which is approximately 20 miles northwest of Savannah, Ga.in Effingham County. During the September/October 1864 Muster Roll he isshown as “Died at Guyton Hospital October 10, 1864”.

The next document in the Service Record was a Confederate Army DeathRegister (Certificate #277) that stated he “died October 10, 1864 atGuyton Hospital of Congestive Failure.” (Confederate Archives, Chapter10,File No. 4, page #150) At this time most references to “congestive”related deaths were due to lung diseases such as tuberculosis orpneumonia. The most likely candidate was T.B..

Malcolm’s great granddaughter, Martha Sue Williams Pittman, vividly remembers her grandmother, Laura Mozelle Lester, telling the story about a slave being sent in a buckboard wagon to Guyton Hospital to pick up the body of her father and bring him home for burial. Laura was only four years old when her father died. Malcolm was laid to rest in Ash Branch Cemetery in Bryan County when he was 47 years old.

It is reasonable to assume that Malcolm’s illness was so grave that he was transferred to Guyton Hospital so that he could be near his home and family during his final days. It must have been a foregone conclusion that this illness would be fatal.

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Surname Listing – BOWEN

I’m counting down my ancestral lines. Moving through my 2nd Great-Grandparents… BOWEN.

The Bowen family is rich in South Georgia history, around Statesboro, Bulloch Co.

4. Charles Ernest Loops II (1906-1977)
5. Laura Melba Dekle (1908-1994)

10. Deroy “D.R.” Dekle (1880-1958)
11. Levietta Serena “Levie” Williams (1879-1955)

20. REMER DEKLE was born on 9 Feb 1858 in Georgia. He died on 13 Jan 1902 in Georgia.
21. MARY JANE BOWEN was born in Nov 1858 in Georgia. She died in unknown

Children of Remer and Mary Jane: Deroy “D.R.” Dekle (1880-1958), Laura Pearl Dekle (1882-1978), George Adams Dekle (1884-1970), Carl Dekle (1886-1896), John Harvey Dekle (1888-1971), Silas Mark Dekle (1890-1967), Remer Gary Dekle (1892-1981), Michell Duran Dekle (1895-1981), Mary Edna Dekle (1898-1987)

Mary married 2nd James J. Williams.

42. SILAS EVERETT BOWEN was born on 5 Jan 1815. He died on 14 Sep 1886 in Bulloch Co., Ga.
43. MARGARET E. MCELVEEN was born on 10 May 1822. She died on 18 Nov 1879 in Bulloch Co., Ga.

Children of Silas and Margaret: Elisha W. Bowen (1844-1865), Macey Ann Bowen (1846-1921), John Basal Bowen (1848-?), James Elias Bowen (1850-?), Moses Jackson Bowen (1852-1936), Deborah Bowen (1856-?), Mary Jane Bowen (1858-?).

84. ELISHA BOWEN was born on 19 Jan 1778. He died in 1826.
85. PENELOPE EVERETT was born on 19 Oct 1782 in Jones Co.,NC. She died on 7 Feb 1849.

Children of Elisha and Penelope: Macy Ann Bowen (?), Robert Bowen (1804-?), Deborah Bowen (1805-1866), Emmaline/Emmalee Bowen (1809-1884), Sarah Bowen (abt 1813-?), Silas Everett Bowen (1815-1886), John Hunter Bowen (1817-?), James Jackson Bowen (1819-?).

168. JOHN BOWEN was born about 1735. He died in 1823.
169. SARAH ANN HUNTER was born about 1737.

Children of John and Sarah: Robert Bowen (?), Emaline Bowen (?), Sarah Antinetta Bowen (?), William Bowen (?), John Bowen Jr. (1774-?), Elisha Bowen (1778-1826).

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I am still working with other researchers to find more on John Bowen. Currently do not know where he was born, nor where he died.

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