• Born 24 September 1789 - Wilkes (Elbert) Co, Georgia
  • Deceased 4 November 1846 - Bartow Co, Georgia,aged 57 years old
  • Buried - Bartow Co, Georgia

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

residence:[between 1836 and 1846]Cass (Bartow) Co, Georgia(source: Upshaw.FTW - 1 REPO - 2 CALN - Other)

reference: 7160
2 CONC [Upshaw.FTW]

1. "Upshaw Collection", Manuscript no. 18, University of Georgia library, Special Collections, Athens, GA.

2. 1789, 24 Sep: Birthdate from James Upshaw tombstone inscription, Upshaw family cemetery, Bartow Co, GA.

3. 1809, 13 July: Elbert County, GA, Deed Book M, page 52: Inquisition of Reuben Lindsay, lunatic (continued). Book Accounts from Lindsay's store, 13 July 1809: (includes name of) James Upshaw. (Farmer, page 92).

4. 1812, 17 Feb: Elbert Co., Ga., Deed Book O, page 49: Elbert Co.: 17 Feb. 1812, Thomas S. Carter & Charles Carter, admrs. of the estate of Thomas Carter, decd., to LeRoy Upshaw, all of Elbert Co., by an order of the Inferior Court of sd. co. authorizing sale of the real estate of Thomas Carter, decd. Wit: Jas. Upshaw. Rec. 12 July 1812. (Farmer, page 193).

5. 1812, 29 July: Elbert Co., GA, marriage bond of James Upshaw & Leroy Upshaw for marriage of James Upshaw & Lusindy(sic) Ham. (source: original marriage bond, Elbert Co., GA, Probate Office).

6. 1815, 17 July: Elbert Co., Ga., Deed Book P, page 130: 17 July, 1815, William Woods, exor. of Middleton Woods, decd., to John Booth, both of Elbert Co., by order of Inferior Court of sd. co., Feb. Term 1811; Wit: James Upshaw, J.P. Regd. 11 Sept. 1815. (Farmer, page 257).

7. 1815, 27 Nov: Elbert Co., Ga., Deed Book P, page 217: 27 Nov. 1815, FRances Higginbotham & Dolly, his wife, to William King, all of Elbert Co., for $300, on Doves Creek waters in sd. co.; wit: James Upshaw, J.P. Rec. 2 Aug. 1816. (Farmer, page 281-282).

8. 1815, 27 Dec: Elbert Co., Ga., Deed Book Q, page 7: 27 Dec. 1815, Gabriel Christian to John Upshaw, Junr., both of Elbert Co., for $262, quit claim, tract where the mansion house now stands, 125 acres on Doves Creek, Wit: James Upshaw, J.P. (Farmer, page 288).

9. 1815, 27 Dec: Elbert Co., Ga., Deed Book Q, page 8: 27 Dec. 1815, Gabriel Christian to John Upshaw, Junr., both of Elbert Co., for $300, on Doves Creek, adj. sd. John Upshaw, ... 170 acres Wit: James Upshaw, J.P. Rec. 23 Dec. 1816. (Farmer, page 289).

10. 1815, 27 Dec: Elbert Co., Ga., Deed Book Q, page 9: 27 Dec. 1815, Gabriel Christian of Elbert Co., to John Upshaw, Junr. of Ga., for $88. on W. side of Doves Creek, adj. William King, etc. Wit: James Upshaw, J.P. (Farmer, page 289).

11. 1816, 27 Nov: Elbert Co., Ga., Deed Book Q, page 9: 27 Nov. 1816, Gabriel Christian to John Upshaw, Junr., both of Elbert Co., for $150, in sd. co. on Doves Creek, adj. Elijah Crittentun, William King, sd. Upshaw, Levi Stinchcomb, 51 acres, in fee simple. Wit: James Upshaw, J.P. Rec. 23 Dec. 1816. (Farmer, page 289).

12. 1820 census, Elbert Co, GA, page 189: James Upshaw household: 1 male under 10 (John James Upshaw); 5 females under 10 (Polly M., Matilda Ham, Julia Ann, Sarah Elizabeth, Martha Gatewood Upshaw); 1 male 26-44 (James Upshaw); 1 female 26-44 (Lucinda).

13. 1830 census, Elbert Co, GA, page 140; James Upshaw: 1 male under 5 (Thomas S.); 2 females under 5 (Emily, Mildred); 1 male 15-20 (John James); 2 females 5-10 (Clara, Lucinda); 1 male 40-50 (James); 3 females 10-15 (Julia, Sarah, Martha); 2 females 15-20 (Polly, Matilda); 1 female 40-50 (Lucinda).

14. 1840 census, Bartow (Cass) Co, GA, page 110; 827 Dist: James Upshaw: 2 males 10-15; 1 female 5-10; 1 male 15-20; 2 females 10-15; 1 male 50-60 (James); 2 females 15-20; 1 female 20-30; 1 female 50-60 (Lucinda).

15. Copy of material from Upshaw family Bible written by William Omar Weems, Jr., (dec'd), and a copy of a letter written by Luannah G. Vincent (dec'd 1944) to Marvin Vincent, 1929, sent by Mrs. Dorothy Barnum, which corroborates it (location of Bible now unknown).

16. James Upshaw will; Bartow Co., Ga., Will Book A, page 38, 39.
James Upshaw, of Cass Co., Ga.
To son, John J. Upshaw, one negro boy Richmond and other property
To daughter, Julia Ann Maxwell, one negro girl Harriet and other property
To daughter Matilda Pierce, one negro girl Lisa and other property.
The rest of my estate, both real and personal, to remain in the hands of my wife Lucinda Upshaw, during her life or widowhood, for her to deliver to my hereinafter named children., to wit, Polly M., Sarah E., Martha E., Lucinda C., Clara G., Thomas S., Emily C., Mildred A., and Jannette S. Upshaw.
Executor: wife, Lucinda Upshaw.
Dated: 24 March 1747 (note actually 1846; misdated)
Signed: James Upshaw
Lindsay Johnson, Edward Barrett, Lindsay Oglesby

17. 1846, 4 Nov: Death date from James Upshaw tombstone, Upshaw family cemetery, Bartow Co., Ga.

SECONDARY SOURCES:

1. Cunyus, "History of Bartow", page 99.

2. Upshaw Family Journal, April 1981, page 58, 59.

3. Michal Martin Farmer, "Elbert County, Georgia Deed Books K-R 1806-1819" (Dallas, TX: Farmer Genealogy Co., 1997): page 92, 193, 257, 281-282, 288-289.

4. Etowah Valley Historical Society, "Bartow County, Georgia Formerly Cass Cemeteries Volume I" (Alpharetta, GA: W.H. Wolfe Associates, 1993), page 464.

COMMENTS:

1. Buried at the Upshaw family cemetery, G.M.D. 827, northeast Bartow Co, GA.

2. It is believed that James and Lucinda (Ham) Upshaw had two other children who died in infancy.

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

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