• Born between 1770 and 1772 - Bedford County, VA
  • Deceased after 1850 - Bienville or Natchitoches Par, Louisiana
  • Buried after 1850 - Bienville or Natchitoches Par, Louisiana?

 Parents

 Spouses and children

 Siblings

 Half-siblings

On the side of Leroy Upshaw ca 1750-1826/

 Notes

Individual Note

source: Upshaw.FTW - 1 REPO - 2 CALN - OtherDate of Import: 21 May 2010

residence:[between 1817 and 1823]Madison Co, Georgia(source: Upshaw.FTW - 1 REPO - 2 CALN - Other)

reference: 538
2 CONC Children

Upshaw, Forrest Tinsley
Upshaw, John
Upshaw, Haston
Upshaw, Adkin
Upshaw, Elizabeth
Upshaw, William
Upshaw, Nancy ??
Upshaw, Sarah "Sally"
Upshaw, James
Upshaw, Middleton

Father: Upshaw, Leroy
Mother: Bradley, Elizabeth

Upshaw, Leroy
Birth : Abt 1750 Essex County, Virginia
Death : After 1826 Carter County, Tennessee ?
Gender: Male
Parents:
Father: Upshaw, Forrest
Mother: , Ann

Family:
Marriage: 24 Oct 1769 in Bedford County, Virginia
Spouse:
Bradley, Elizabeth
Birth : 1751 Virginia ?
Death : After 6 Nov 1818 Elbert County, Georgia ?
Gender: Female
Parents:
Father: Bradley, William
Mother: Christian, Elizabeth

Upshaw, Forrest
Birth : 1718 Essex Co. VA
Death : Abt 1759
Gender: Male
Parents:
Father: Upshaw, William
Mother: Forrest, Hannah

Upshaw, William
Birth : 1666
Death : 1 Jun 1720 Essex County, Virginia
Gender: Male
Parents:
Father: Upshaw, Jeremiah ??
Mother: Waring, Cordelia

Family:
Marriage: Bef 1694 in Virginia
Spouse:
, Susannah
Gender: Female

Waring, Cordelia
Birth : Bef 1680 Probably England
Death : After 16 Dec 1716 King & Queen Co, Virginia ??
Gender: Female
Family:
Marriage: England
Spouse:
Upshaw, Jeremiah ??
Birth : Ca 1622? England
Death : Bef 1704 Gloucester Co., Virginia
Gender: Male

Children:
Upshaw, William[Upshaw.FTW]

1. 1790: AUGUSTA CHRONICLE, issues of October 2, 16 & 23, 1790 (tax defaulters list for 1790).

2. 1791, 7 Jul: Elbert Co., GA, Land Plat Book 1, p. 7.

3. 1795, 14 Nov: Elbert Co., GA, Deed Book C, p. 67;
Wilkes Co., Ga.: 14 Nov. 1795, David Creswell of Wilkes Co., to Abel Howell of Elbert Co., Ga., for L50, 200 acres in Elbert Co. on Doves Creek waters, adj. Forrester Upshaw, Creswell, in fee simple. (signed) David Creswell. Test: John Depriest, E. Offutt. Proved by John Depriest, M. Woods, J.P. Regd. 23 Dec. (Farmer, p. 95).

4. 1795, 14 Nov: Elbert Co., Ga., Deed Book L, p. 55:
Wilkes Co, Ga.: 14 Nov. 1795, David Criswell of sd. co., to Forrester Upshaw of Elbert Co., Ga., for L50, 200 acres in Elbert Co. on Doves Creek waters, adj. Harve, Criswell, in fee simple. (signed) David Criswell. Wit: John Depriest, E. Offutt, Elbert Co.: 10 Feb. 1796, proved by John Depriest, John Staples, J.P. Rec. 29 Oct. 1808. (Farmer, page 60).

5. 1795, circa: Elbert Co, GA, signed petition to "the Convention of the State of Georgia" from Elbert Co, GA, re the Yazoo Land Fraud (Telemon Cuyler Collection, MSS 1170, UGA Library, Athens, GA)

6. 1796: Oglethorpe Co., GA, tax list: 1796 (#4).

7. 1796, 8 Apr: Elbert Co., GA, Deed Book F, p. 67: Oglethorpe Co, GA; 8 Apr, 1796, Forester Upshaw of sd. co., to James Halely (Healley) of Elbert Co., for L50, 200 acres in Elbert co. on Doves Creek waters, adj. Howel, Creswell, in fee simple. (signed) Forester Upshaw. Wit: Wm. Brawner, Eli Eeavinson, A. Stinchcomb, J.P. Regd. 3 Aug. 1799. (Farmer, page 188).

8. 1797, 30 Jun: Oglethorpe Co., Ga., Deed Book B, page 175: I release and discharge Richard Bailey for not taking bail of Adkinson Upshaw & Passons Upshaw & for taking insufficiet bail of Forrester Upshaw in my cause against Adkinson Upshaw, Passons Upshaw & Forrester Upshaw & all accounts and things which Richard Bailey has done in the premises as sheriff of Oglethorpe Co. being fully satisfied wioth Richard Bailey as sheriff. (signed) Saml. Moore, 30 June 1797. (Farmer, page 68).

9. 1798, 19 Apr: Elbert Co., GA, Superior Court Minutes, Jury List.

10. 1800, 9 Dec: Elbert Co., GA., Deed Book Q, page 5:
9 Dec 1800, John Staples to Zachariah Faulkner, both of Elbert Co., for $300, part of a tract formerly the property of John Williamson & deeded by sd. Williamson to John Staples, the part that lies to S. side of creek, (acreage not given), which creek is a branch of Doves Creek, except a small neck that is now in possession of Thomas Burges, in fee simple. (signed) John Staples. Wit: Forrister(sic) Upshaw, Wm. Faulkner, Thos. B. Scott, J.P. Rec. 23 Dec. 1816 by D.S. Booth, clk. (Farmer, page 288).

11. 1800/01: Elbert Co., GA, tax list: 1800/01, p. 180.

12. 1801, 11 Feb: Elbert Co., GA, Inferior Court Minutes, 11 Feb 1801.

13. 1802, 2 Jan: Elbert Co., Ga, Deed Book H, page 140:
Elbert Co., GA; 2 Jan 1802, Joseph Dd Wyler & Ellias, his wife, of sd. co., to John Christian of Franklin Co., Ga., for $100, 100 acres, orig. granted to Edmund Johnston, adj. Jo. Dd Wyler & Martin Dd Wyler, Forerster Upshaw, & Jo Ded Wyler, E. side of & down branch, quit claim. (signed) Jos. Dd Wyler, Eales (x) Dd Wyler. Wit: Ro R. Christian, Thos. B. Scott, J.P. Mrs. Eales Dd Wyler rel. dower rights, 2 Jan 1802, Thos. B. Scott, J.P. No Regd. (Farmer, page 286).

14. 1805, 12 Sep: Pendleton Dist., SC, Deed Book H, p. 385.

15. 1806, 8 Sep: Pendleton Dist., SC, Deed Book H, p. 447.

16. 1807, 21 Dec: Elbert Co., GA, Deed Book K, p. 234:
Franklin Co, Ga., 21 Dec 1807, before Joel Yowel, J.P. of Franklin Co., appeared Ann Upshear(sic), wife of Forrester Upshear(sic), & rel. her dower rights. (signed) Ann (x) Upshaw. Wit: Joel Yowell, J.P. Rec. 24 Dec. 1807. (Farmer, page 41-42). (Note: this is a curious item which indicates that Forrester Upshaw sold land in Franklin Co, GA, but there is no record of him buying or selling land there, and he does not appear on the tax lists there).

17. 1813, 28 Sep: Elbert Co., GA, Deed Book T, page 87:
Forester Upshaw was witness to deed from Peter Faulkner to Abraham Coker, 157 acres on Deep Creek waters. no recording date. (Farmer, page 76).

18. 1817: Madison Co., GA, tax list: 1817.

19. 1818, 28 Feb: Madison Co., GA, Deed Book BDE, p. 442-3.

20. 1818, 3 Aug: Madison Co., GA, Inferior Court Minute Book A, p. 45.

21. 1819, Feb: Madison Co., GA, Inferior Court Minute Book A, p. 47.

22. 1820: Madison Co., GA, census: 1820, page 286: Forrester Upshaw household:
3 males, age under 10 (these would be Allen Jones Upshaw, b 1811; James Upshaw, b 1814; & Middleton Upshaw, b 1817); 2 males, age 16-18 (these would be Adkin Upshaw, b 1801; & William Upshaw, b 1805; these are included in the 4 males age 16-26); 4 males, age 16-26 (these would be Forrest Tinsley Upshaw, b 1796; John Upshaw, b 1799 (although he was married to Tabitha Lawless in 1818, he was not enumerated in his own household in the 1820 census - thus, he was evidently living in his parents' household in 1820); Adkin Upshaw, b 1801; William Upshaw, b
1805); 1 male, age 45 & up (this would be Forrester Upshaw, b about 1772); 3 females, age 10-16 (these would be Mary Elizabeth Upshaw, b 1803; Sarah Upshaw, b 1807; Nancy Ann Upshaw, b 1809); 1 female, age 16-26 (this would be Tabitha (Lawless) Upshaw, daughter-in-law of Forrester & wife of John Upshaw); 1 female, age 45 & up (this would be Ann (Faulkner) Upshaw, b 1770-1775). (Note: Haston Upshaw, the only other child of Forrester and Ann, had married in 1817 and was enumerated in his own household in Madison Co, GA, page 276, in the 1820 census).

23. 1820, 17 Jan: Madison Co., GA, Inferior Court Minute Book A, p. 62.

24. 1820: Madison Co., GA, tax list: 1820.

25. 1821, 7 Apr: Madison Co., GA, Deed Book BDE, p. 442.

26. 1821: Madison Co., GA, tax list: 1821.

27. 1821, 18 Dec: Madison Co., GA, Deed Book BDE, p. 555-6.

28. 1821: 1821 LAND LOTTERY OF GEORGIA (Easley, SC: Georgia Genealogical Reprints, 1973).

29. 1822, 9 Feb: Madison Co., GA, Estrays, Vol. E-B, 2-9-1822.

30. 1822, 4 May: Early Co., GA, Deed Book A, p. 521.

31. 1822, 15 Jul: Madison Co., GA, Inferior Court Minute Book A, p. 115.

32. 1823: Morgan Co., GA, tax list: 1823.

33. 1823, 3 Nov: Morgan Co., GA, Inferior Court for Ordinary Purposes, 1822-1834, page 49: Foister (sic) Upshaw named as appraiser (among others) of widow's dower of Hollan Herring, widow of John Herring, decd.

34. 1824: Morgan Co., GA, tax list: 1824.

35. 1824, 23 Oct: Upson Co., GA, Deed Book A, p. 33.

36. 1824, 28 Dec: Madison Co., GA, Deed Book BDE, p. 443-4.

37. 1824, 29 Dec: Madison Co., GA, Deed Book F, p. 447.

38. 1826: Morgan Co., GA, tax list: 1826.

39. 1826, 23 Mar: Elbert Co., GA, Superior Court Minutes, Book 1825-27, term of 23 March 1826 (fi fa by Peter Faulkner in Henry Co., GA)

40. 1826, 8 Jul: Madison Co., GA, Deed Book BDE, p. 556.

41. 1828, 29 Jul: "The Athenian", Vol. II, No. 30, Tuesday, July 29, 1828:
At the courthouse in Danielsville, Madison county, on the first tuesday in Sept. next., the following property will be sold, to wit: 200 acres of land adjoining Upshaw and others: levied on as the property of Lee Johnson, by virtue of a fi. fa., Edward Cox vs. Lee Johnson. (Poss, page 144).

42. 1830, 1 Jan: Morgan Co., GA, Deed Book I, p. 34.

43. 1830: McMinn Co., TN, census: 1830, page 197: Forrester Upshaw: 2 males, age 15-20 (these would be Allen Jones Upshaw, b 1811; James Upshaw, b 1814; (Note: Middleton Upshaw, b 1817, other son of Forrester, was evidently left with relatives in Georgia); 1 male, age 50-60 (this was Forrester, b abt 1772); 1 female, age 20-30 (uncertain; Nancy Ann Upshaw, b 1809, married Andrew Torbert, probably about 1828 in McMinn or Monroe Co, Tn, as their first child, Emily Josephine Torbert, was born 9 Oct 1829); 1 female, age 50-60 (this was Ann (Faulkner) Upshaw, b 1770-1775).

44. 1835, Jan: Talladega Co, AL; joined Alpine Baptist Church by letter.

45. 1836, Apr: Talladega Co, AL; left Alpine Baptist Church by letter.

46. 1840 census: Forrester Upshaw not located.

47. 1849, 23 Jan: Coweta Co., GA, Bills of Sale Book B, p. 8.

48. 1850, 16 Feb: Meriwether Co., GA, Deed Book K, p. 62-63:
Forrister (X) Upshaw, witness to deed from Joseph C. Mims of Meriwether Co., to James Upshaw of Meriwether Co., $450 for 101 1/4 acres the east half of lot # 56 in the tenth Dist. (note: this is located approximately 2 miles north of Rocky Mount, Meriwether Co., GA). Dated 16 Feb 1850, recorded 15 Feb. 1853.

49. 1850 census: Forrester Upshaw not located, although he was in Meriwether Co, Georgia in February of this year.

SECONDARY SOURCES:

1. Lenora Higginbotham Sweeny, "The Upshaw Family of Essex" WILLIAM AND MARY QUARTERLY, second series, Vol 18 (January 1938), p. 85, 86.

2. Sophie W. Upshaw, "Captain William Upshaw, Gent. Planter of Virginia and Allied Families", Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1975, pp. 28-32.

3. Michal Martin Farmer, "Elbert County, Georgia Deed Books A-J 1791-1806" (Dallas, TX: Farmer Genealogy Co., 1997), pages 95, 188, 286.

4. Michal Martin Farmer, "Elbert County, Georgia Deed Books K-R 1806-1819" (Dallas, TX: Farmer Genealogy Co., 1997), pages 41, 60, 288.

5. Michal Martin Farmer, "Elbert County, Georgia Deed Books S-W 1820-1835" (Dallas, TX: Farmer Genealogy Co., 1998), page 76.

6. Faye Stone Poss, "Clarke County (Athens) Georgia Newspaper Abstracts 1826-1829" (Saline, MI: McNaughton & Gunn, 1999), page 144.

7. Michal Martin Farmer, "Oglethorpe County, Georgia Deed Books A-E, 1794-1809" (Dallas, TX: the author, 1999), page 68.

8. Michal Martin Farmer, "Morgan County, Georgia Inferior Court for Ordinary Purposes, 1808-1834 and Will Books A & B, 1808-1830" (Dallas, TX: the author, 2003), page 147.

COMMENTS:

1. Marriage date by Mrs. Grace E. Jared, undocumented.

2. His father, Leroy Upshaw, in 1787 Buckingham Co, VA, tax list, reported no white males above age 16 and under 21, so Forrester was born no earlier than 1772.

3. Residences: VA (Bedford Co), 1772-1773; VA (Amherst Co), 1773-1780; VA (Buckingham Co), 1780-1790; GA (Elbert Co), 1791-abt 1803; SC (Pendleton Dist), abt 1804-1806; unknown, 1807-1816; GA (Madison Co), 1817-1823; GA (Morgan Co), 1824-1830; TN (McMinn Co), 1830; unknown, 1831-1834; AL (Talladega Co), 1835-1836; unknown (LA?), 1836-1849; GA (Coweta Co), 1849; GA (Meriwether Co), 1850; LA (Bienville or Natchitoches Parish), after 1850.

4. Forrester Upshaw may have died in Louisiana while visiting one of his sons there and is buried in unknown cemetery, Bienville or Natchitoches Parish, LA (per information from Mrs. Cora Lou (Upshaw) Herndon)Line in letter in TOB Upshaw letter file).

-- GEDCOM (INDI) --1 BIRT2 DATE ABT 17722 PLAC Bedford Co, Virginia2 SOUR Upshaw.FTW - 1 REPO - 2 CALN - Other - Date of Import: 21 May 2010

Family Note

Marriage with x Unknown:

reference: 4589

Marriage with Ann Faulkner:

reference: 187672

 Sources

  • Spouse 2, death, burial: Upshaw.FTW - 1 REPO - 2 CALN - Other - Date of Import: 21 May 2010

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