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 Jonathon /Mullinix/

  • Born about 1735 - Virginia or Maryland
  • Deceased in 1800 - Jumping Branch, Kings Creek, York, South Carolina,aged about 65 years old


  • Jonathan Mullinax, born before 1705 - England, UK, deceased in 1790 - Anne Arundel County, Maryland,
    Tobacco planter

    Married in 1730, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, to
  • Rebecca Haslip, born 29 January 1708 - St James Parish, Anne Arundel County, MD., deceased in 1790 - Anne Arundel County, Maryland aged 82 years old

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Individual Note

One or more sources have confused one child from another family with the family of Jonathan Mullinax and Sarah Donnally. The child Greenberry Mullinax is the son of parents Jonathan Mullinix and Susannah Greenberry in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. I am in the process of clarifying his family, hoping to find their connection to this Mullinix/Mullinax line of our family.

There are two different places given as birthplace for John Mullinax (b 1737), son of Jonathan Mullinax: Camden, York, South Carolina, and Rockingham County, North Carolina. Dates also vary, with 1735 or 1737 most common. I have no way yet to determine the basis of this difference. The source from also reports the death year as 1810, rather than 1800, which I have allowed. Other seemingly credible sources with good details also support the Camden place of birth.

I have followed a source that gives the year of death as 1800. Some sources report John Mullinax dying in the 1870s. Deed books show him still conducting business in January 1799. Note that the following deed is dated Oct 3, 1798, but witnessed January 1799.

1793-1800 (Books 17, 18, 19) #999
Oct. 3, 1798
Book 19, p. 87
John Sloan (Spartanburg County, SC) to Henry Ettres (Lincoln County); for 50# sold 200 ac on a branch of Kings Creek near the "South" line; part of 400 ac granted to John Mullinax who sold to John West who sold to Dan Smith who sold to John Sloan. Signed John Sloan. Witness Sam Espey & Elizabeth Espey. Wit. oath Jan 1799 by Sam Espey. Book 19, p. 87.

At the following URL, you can view the picturesquely named site of Jumping Branch on King's Creek:
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Following from George Moss, Ancestry World Tree, edited (URL no longer valid)

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John was born about 1735-1740 (Note: Camden, York County, Census, 1790) and his wife Sarah was born about the same time. (York County Census 1810).

All indications are that John and his family migrated to Northwestern South Carolina along the border with NC some time prior to 1769. They either came via the Wilderness Road or on the Indian Trail near the coast of Virginia & North Carolina. (Note: A search of Savanah, GA & Charlestown, SC failed to show any Mullinaxes in that era. However, there were Mullinaxes at that time & before in PA, MD, VA, & NC.)

On July 26, 1769, John bought around 200 acres for 10 pounds on Jumping Branch on Kings Creek from Joseph Hardin. (Note: Lincoln County Deeds Book 1, pp. 60-61. This land was described as about one mile above John Hardin & joined John McKilmorry's land.) It was witnessed by Peter Johnson & George Potts and sworn to in open court before Ezekiel Polk, County Clerk.

On July 22, 1773, John and wife Sarah Mullenaux conveyed 400 acres on "a branch of Kings Creek" to James Patterson for fifty pounds.

Lincoln Co, NC, Deeds Book 2, p. 39-40. In this deed, John & Sarah described themselves as residing in Cravens Co, SC, and James Patterson is shown as being in Tryon County, NC. This was the area of dispute between North and South Carolina, and was finally surveyed and settled in 1782. Cravens County at the time embraced most of the northern half of South Carolina, including the areas in dispute between NC & SC. This area went from the Saluda River eastward to the coast and included all of present day Spartanburg, Cherokee, Union, and York Counties, plus other counties. Likewise, Tryon County, NC claimed most of this area, and since Cravens County never had a courthouse, most of the records from this area of dispute are found in North Carolina courthouses.

Jumping Branch Creek's headwater is in Whittaker Mountain in SC. The land is about two miles southwest of Antioch Baptist Church and East of Kings Creek in SC. However, because of the factors mentioned above, the deed was recorded in Lincoln County, NC. This error was a common one, it seems. Lincoln Co, NC was formed from Tryon County, NC. Tryon County was in turn formed from Mecklenburg County, NC in April 1769. The border between NC & SC was not extended beyond the Catawba River until June 4,1772. So NC & SC had been granting land in this same area since 1752.

The land sale was witnessed by Robert McAfee & John Logan and proved in July 1774 in open court by Ira Neil, County Clerk. John was shown as signing his name, but Sarah made her mark.

John Mullinax was found on the petit jury list for "New Acquisitions" in Camden District, SC, in 1778-1779. (Note: "The Jury Lists of South Carolina, 1778-1779" compiled by Hendrix and Lindsey, p. 56. "New Acquisitions" lay east of Broad River and south of NC near Kings Mt. in what is now Cherokee County, SC.)

On October 7, 1780, when the Battle of Kings Mountain was fought in the Revolutionary War, Sarah & Thomas, her son, among others of the family, were living about two miles from Kings Mountain. John was not at home and his son Thomas accompanied a neighbor woman to the mountains, where she found her dead Tory son. (Note: "Kings Mountain and its Heroes" by Lyman C. Draper, LLD, pp. 313-314.)

According to the Camden (York) County census (p. 29), John was married and had four sons and four daughters. Two boys were over 16 and two were under 16. (Note: This census does not give the ages of the females, it only divides the males as older or younger than 16.) Thus two boys were born before 1770 and two after. Also there was another person in the house, unidentified. Their son William and his wife Martha lived with their own family next door (p. 30). Older son John had moved to Pendleton District. Daughter Elizabeth may have moved there with him.

John and Sarah were not in York County for the 1800 census, but were living across the Broad River. They were noted as being over 45 and living alone. By the 1810 census, John was not listed (probably dead) but Sarah was the head of the household (age 45+). She had with her two boys (16-26) and two girls (10-16).

(Note: Why were Sarah and John alone in 1800, but then have Sarah with a house full of children in 1810? Did a couple of daughters & spouses move in?) The younger children were probably her grandchildren. Hezekiah Mullinax, James and another John Mullinax were householders near by. (Note: York census film for 1810 shows Sarah in house 655/273 and the others in houses 663/269, 659/271, 884/269, and 663/269 respectively.)

On Feb, 12, 1811, Sarah purchased 204 acres on Burrell's Branch (Note: Now called Mullinax Branch, says Ola Pruitt of Grover, NC, who played there as a youth), from her parents James and Martha Donnally, for 30 pounds. Note: James Donnally, in his July 10, 1818 will, left Sarah $2. If Sarah's husband John had still been alive at the time, her father would probably have left him money also, since he left money to James Kincaid, Sr, the husband of another daughter. [Dates of birth and death are somewhat uncertain, but it is thought that John Mullinax died about 1800.] This was recorded in York County Probate, case 17, file 699. James Donnally was listed in Camden (York) District in 1790, with three boys under 16, two daughters and one slave in the house.

Sarah was living on the land at the time. (Note: York County Deeds, Book G, p. 323. This land was originally granted to James Winn, says the description. James Donale was granted 216 acres on Burrell's and Phillip's Branches of King's Creek by Gov. Charles Pinckney. It was bounded on the northeast and southeast by Winn's land.)

It was witnessed by Robert Caldwell, William Caldwell and James Mullenax. William swore to it before Jonathon Newman, Justice of the Peace, on June 8, 1811.

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  • Individual: Hendrix and Lindsey - Jury Lists of South Carolina, 1778-1779 - p. 56
    Jack D. Mullinax - Mullinax Family of Northern South Carolina and Southern North Carolina - Name: Name: 1983 Chesnee Hardware, Chesnee South Carolina;; - Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Utah - - ource Quality: Bibliography: p. 202; detailed footnotes at end of each chapter. Includes index. Includes Dover, Maynor, Moss, Patrick, Peterson, Spencer and related families. John Mullinax II married Sarah Donnally, and settled in Cherokee County, South Carolina befor CALN 929.273 M917mj - Section II, p. 5-11 - - The first Mullinax of record in the northern part of South Carolina wa - s a John Mullinax, who settled in the northeast part of what is now Ch - erokee County sometime prior to 1769. It is not known just when he ca - me or from where, but it is believed he came from Virginia or Maryland - , down the Wilderness Road or Indian Trail through Virginia and Nort - h Carolina. On July 26, 1769, he purchased two hundred ares of land a - long Jumping Branch of Kings Creek from a Joseph Hardin. This land wa - s located, or at least was registered, in old Tryon County, North Caro - lina, later York County, South Carolina (now Cherokee County) and th - e deed was deposited in Lincoln County Courthouse, North Carolina. (se - e Cit. 2) John Mullinaux (so spelled in this document) and his wife S - arah sold four hundred acres on "a branch of king's Creek" to a Jame - s Patterson on July 22, 1773 (see Cit. 3). No record exists showing h - ow John acquired the four hundred acres that he sold, and it is not kn - own if it included the two hundred acres the he had purchased in 1769 - , but it may well have (In 1811, Sarah, John's widow, purchased two hu - ndred and four acres along Burrells Branch of King's Creek from her pa - rents. It is believed that this was the farm which her sons and grand - sons owned and farmed until their descedants sold it in 1878.) J - ohn married Sarah Donnally, daughter of James and Martha Donnally. I - t is not known if John and Sarah were married before he arrived in Sou - th Carolina, or if he found her there. Sarah's parents first bought l - and, along King's Creek, in 1787 (see Cit. 4), so it would appear tha - t John and Sarah may have been married before coming to South Carolin - a and her parents either accompanied them down or followed at a late - r date. In James Donnally's will, dated July 10, 1818 (see Cit. 5), h - e bequeaths the sum of two dollars to daughter Sarah Mullinax - . The name of John Mullinax is found on the petit jury list fo - r "New Acquisition," Camden District, South Carolina, in 1778-79 (se - e Cit. 6). "New Acquisition" lay east of Broad river near Kings Mount - ain, in present day Cherokee County, and very probably embraced the ar - ea along Kings Creek where John and Sarah lived. On the date o - f the battle of Kings Mountain, October 7, 1780, John and Sarah and fa - mily lived about two miles from the mountain. One of their sons, Thom - as, related years afterward that as they sat down for a late dinner th - at day a neighbor woman came running into their cabin lamenting that h - er son was in the battle of the British side. Thomas went with her t - o the mountain after the firing ceased and they found her son dead (se - e Cit. 7). On August 5, 1783 John Mullinax was issued a vouche - r by the State of North Carolina, Morgan District, in the sum of eigh - t pounds, fourteen shillings (see Cit. 8). This was probably for supp - lies sold to North Carolina Militia units, as there is no record of Jo - hn having been a Revolutionary War soldier. John was listed o - n the 1790 census roll, York County, Camden District (p. 29). He wa - s married with four boys and four girls. Two boys were over sixteen a - nd two under sixteen, so two were born prior to 1774 and two after 177 - 4. There was also another person in the house (probably a parent. - ) A probable son, William, and wife lived nearby (p. 30.) One of th - e two older sons at home appears to have been Thomas and the name of t - he other one is not known (see Cit 9). One of the two younger sons a - ppears to have been Hezekiah and the name of the other is not known - . The names or ages of the four daughters are not known. No age brac - kets were shown for females in the 1790 census. What is surmised abou - t them is shown hereinafter. John and Sarah were not found in Y - ork County for the 1800 census. There is a John Mullines, over 45, an - d wife over 45, shown in Union District in 1800 (p. 249), with no chil - dren. This could possible be the same John, but the absence of childr - en is most mysterious. It could be that they were still in York Count - y, and the census taker missed him for whatever reason. If son, the J - ohn in Union District cannot be accounted for. Sarah sows in Yo - rk County 1810 (p. 269) as head of a household, over 45, with two male - s 16-26, three females 16-26, and two females 10-16. The two younge - r females were probably granddaughters. John is not shown and presuma - bly died between 1800 and 1810 (or even earlier if he was not in Unio - n District in 1800.) Sarah did not show in the 1820 York County censu - s, and it is presumed that she died between the date that her father - , James Donnally, dated his will, July 10, 1818 and June 1820 when th - e census was taken. The only positive fact the writer can stat - e about the family of John and Sarah is that in 1790 York County the - y had in their household two sons under 16, two sons over 16, and fou - r daughters.
    York County Court Clerks - York County South Carolina -- Official Records - Deed Book A, p. 227-229
    Lyman C. Draper - Kings Mountain and Its Heroes - Gaffney SC Public Library Genealogy Section - - - p. 313-314 - One World Tree (sm) - Ancestry - - ource Medium: -
    State of North Carolina - State Archives, Revolutionary War Voucher No. 1063
    Jack D. Mullinax - Mullinax Family of Northern South Carolina and Southern North Carolina - Name: Name: 1983 Chesnee Hardware, Chesnee South Carolina;; - Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Utah - - ource Quality: Bibliography: p. 202; detailed footnotes at end of each chapter. Includes index. Includes Dover, Maynor, Moss, Patrick, Peterson, Spencer and related families. John Mullinax II married Sarah Donnally, and settled in Cherokee County, South Carolina befor CALN 929.273 M917mj - - Otto Mullinax states in his book Some Mullinax Roots, p. 24 and p. 89 - , that John and Sarah may have had two older sons who were married an - d had moved to Pendleton District by 1790. Their names were John, Sr - . and Isaac, Sr. The author has made no effort to verify his findings - .
    Lincoln, North Carolina, County Clerks - Lincoln County Deed Books - Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Utah - - Deed Book 1, p. 60-61
    1790 Federal Census, York County, South Carolina - York County, South Carolina, page 192 - One World Tree (sm) - Ancestry - - ource Medium: -
    Lincoln, North Carolina, County Clerks - Lincoln County Deed Books - Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Utah - - Deed Book 2, p. 39-40
    York County Court Clerks - York County South Carolina -- Official Records - Probate Judge, Case 17, File 699
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