• Born 19 April 1801 - Elbert Co, Georgia
  • Deceased 18 September 1885 - Carroll Co, Georgia,aged 84 years old
  • Buried - Carroll Co, Georgia

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On the side of Forrester Upshaw 1770..1772-1850/

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Individual Note

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

census:[1820]Madison Co, Georgia(source: Upshaw.FTW - 1 REPO - 2 CALN - Other)

census:[1830]Walton Co, Georgia(source: Upshaw.FTW - 1 REPO - 2 CALN - Other)

census:[1840]Coweta Co, Georgia(source: Upshaw.FTW - 1 REPO - 2 CALN - Other)

census:[1870]Carroll Co, Georgia(source: Upshaw.FTW - 1 REPO - 2 CALN - Other)

residence:[between 1838 and 1862]Coweta Co, Georgia(source: Upshaw.FTW - 1 REPO - 2 CALN - Other)

reference: 20
2 CONC [Upshaw.FTW]

1. 1801, 19 Apr: Birthdate from tombstone, Upshaw-Routon Family cemetery, Carroll Co, GA.

2. 1820, Madison Co, GA, census, page 286; Forrester Upshaw household: 1 male 16-26 (Adkin)

3. 1824, 9 Sep: Adkin Upshaw md. Martha Herrin [sic] (Morgan County, GA Marriage Book 1822-1834, page 33, 34). License issued by John N. Porter, C.C.O. & marriage performed by Jesse Wooton, J.I.C.

4. 1830 Walton Co, GA, census, page 157: Adkin Upshaw household: 1 male under 5 (John R.); 1 female under 5 (Holland); 2 males 20-30 (Adkin & Richard Jr?); 1 female 20-30 (Martha)

5. 1834, 7 Mar: Coweta Co., GA, Deed Book D, page 221: Adkins Upshaw, of Coweta Co., Ga., from Sarah Adams, admr. of the estate of William Adams, deceased, of the City of Savannah, dated 7 Mar 1834; $690 for 202 1/2 acres, Lot #29, in the 1st Dist. of Coweta Co., and was drawn in the name of the said William Adams; wit: Jno. E. Davis, Bevis? Heftall J.P.; rec. 11 Jul 1835.

6. 1835, 11 Sep: Coweta Co., Ga., Deed Book F, page 140: Adkin Upshaw of Coweta Co., Ga., to William Selby of Union Dist., S.C., For $1600, 202 1/2 acres in Coweta Co., in the old first Dist., Land Lot 29. Wit: William Russell, Wm. L. Rush. Sworn to 5 Mar 1839, rec. 14 Mar 1839.

7. 1838, 9 June: Chambers Co., AL, Mt. Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church: Adkin Upshaw received by Church letter ("Tap Roots", Vol. 31, page 176).

8. 1838, 15 Nov: Coweta Co., Ga., Deed Book G page 189: Greenberry Autrey, of Coweta Co., Ga., to Adkins Upshaw of Chambers County, Ala., for $1500 in Coweta Co., in the 4th Dist., Land Lot No. 8; Wit: Wm. S. Allen, Samuel Patton. Sworn 5 Sep 1842, Rec. 6 Oct 1842.

9. 1838, 11 Dec: Chambers Co., AL, Mt. Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church: Adkin Upshaw dismissed by Church letter ("Tap Roots", Vol. 31, page 176).

10. 1839, 1 Aug: Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States, General Land Office: Document no. 3970, Patentee: "Adkins Upshaw of Talladega County, Alabama", Mardisville Land Office; 39.84 acres in the southwest quarter of the northwest quarter, Section 6, Township 20 of Range 8, in Clay County, Alabama; (Note: Adkins apparently sold this land in Clay County, Alabama, as he is in Coweta Co, GA, in 1840).

11. 1840 Coweta Co, GA, census, page 7: Adkins Upshaw household: 1 male 5-10 (William A.); 1 female under 5 (Bedy J.); 1 male 10-15 (John R.); 2 females 5-10 (Susan F. & Curacy); 1 male 20-30 (unknown); 1 female 10-15 (Holland); 2 males 30-40 (Adkin & unknown); 1 female 20-30 (Martha/30-40?); 1 female 70-80 (Holland Herring).

12. 1845, 13 Jan: Coweta Co., Ga, Deed Book G page 437: William Jones of Coweta Co., Ga., to Adkin Upshaw of Coweta Co., Ga., for "$5.00 in hand and whereas the said Jones promised to pay the said Upshaw or bearer $463.40 on or before the 7th day of January 1847 for value received.", 202 1/2 acres in the original 5th Dist. of Coweta Co., land lot No. 196, also, 2 Negroes: a man named George and a woman named Nancy. (signed) William Jones; wit: William B. Brown, B.H. Conyers, J.P.; rec. 13 Jan 1845.

13. 1847, Dec: Coweta Co., Ga., Deed Book H, page 390: "Stock mark of Adkin Upshaw: an underbit in each year(sic)", recorded December 1847.

14. 1849, 20 Dec: Coweta Co., Ga., Deed Book I page 187: Adkin Upshaw of Coweta Co., Ga., to George Stephens of Coweta Co., Ga., $2500 for 202 1/2 acres in Coweta Co., in the 4th Dist., Lot #8. Wit: George A.J. Stephens, John Eason, J.P. Rec. 6 Aug 1850.

15. 1849, 20 Dec: Coweta Co, Ga., Deed Book K page 399: George Stephens of Coweta Co. to Adkins Upshaw of Coweta Co., $2500 for 431 acres, less 10 acres in lot no. 217 where Kinsey's Mill now stands, in the 5th zdist., parts of Lot nos. 199, part of 200, part of 217, ... beginning at a stake in the run of Richland Creek where the line of lot no. 218 crosses said creek, thence east along the line of said lot to the corner of lot 217, thence, etc., etc. Wit: George A.J. Stephens, John Eason, J.P. Rec. 19 Feb 1856.

16. 1850 Coweta Co, GA, census, dwelling #750: 19th Division, 20 Oct 1850: Adkin Upshaw, age 49, b GA, farmer, $4,000 Real estate; Martha Upshaw, age 41, b GA; John R. Upshaw, age 22, b GA; Susan F. Upshaw, age 17, b GA; Wm. A. Upshaw, age 15, b GA, (attended school with year); Bedy J. Upshaw, age 12, b GA, (attended school within the year); Jos. T. Upshaw, age 8, b GA, (attended school within the year); Robinson V. Upshaw, age 5, b GA, (attended school within the year); Holland Herring, age 85, b NC, (cannot read & write); David Upshaw, age 16, b GA; (note: David Upshaw is orphan of Haston Upshaw, brother of Adkin)

17. 1852, 4 Sep: Coweta Co, GA, Will Book B, page 63: will of Jesse T. Kersey; wit: Adkin Upshaw, James Stamps, Simeon G. Rogers, W.A.J. Beavers. (Coweta County Genealogical Society, "Early Wills, Coweta County, Georgia 1827-1910" (Newnan, GA: the Society, no date), page 15).

18. 1860 census, Coweta Co, GA, "The Several Districts", 16 Aug 1860, page 797, dwelling #998: Adkin Upshaw, age 59, b GA, (farming; $5000 Real Estate, $14124 Personal Estate); Martha Upshaw, age 50, b GA; Jennie B. Upshaw, age 21, b Ala; Joseph T. Upshaw, age 18, b GA, (attended school within the year); Roberson V. Upshaw, age 14, b GA.

19. 1860 census, Coweta Co, GA, "The Several Districts", 1 Sep 1860, page 35, line 36: Adkin Upshaw, 225 acres of improved land, 275 acres of unimproved land, $5,000 value of farm, $365 value of farming implements and machinery, 2 horses, 4 asses and mules, 4 milch cows, 2 working oxen, 6 other cattle, 50 swine, $1140 value of livestock, 100 bushels of wheat, 750 bushels of indian corn, 50 bushels of oats, 37 bales of ginned cotton, 400 lbs. each, 80 lbs. of wool,

20. 1862, 7 Oct: Coweta Co., Ga., Deed Book Q, page 512: Adkins Upshaw of Coweta Co., to Woodson L. Ligon of ----, $4,000 for 441 acres in the 5th Dist., part of lots. no. 199, part of lot no. 217, where lot 218 crosses Richland Creek. (signed) Adkin Upshaw; Wit: Jennie Upshaw, N.B. Wilkinson, Ordinary; Rec. 29 Sep 1885. (Note: this is where Adkin Upshaw sold out his land in Coweta County and moved to Heard County, Ga., where he stayed until 1865 when he moved to Carroll County.)

21. 1865, 1 Dec: Carroll Co., Ga., Deed Book EE, page 360,361: F,W. Smith of Carroll Co., Ga., to A. Upshre(sic) of Heard Co., Ga., for $500, (acreage not stated), the north half of land in the fifth District of Carroll County, Lot. No. 213; also 50 acres of the north side of lot 236 in the fifth District. (signed) F.W. Smith; Wit: Joseph Sticher, James M. Cheves, J.I.C. Rec. 16 Dec 1905.

22. 1866 Carroll County Tax Digest; 714th Dist; Adkin Upshaw: 9 sheep, 1 dog; 0 children between 6 & 18; 150 acres, lot #215, Dist. 5, Sect. 5, in Carroll Co., $600 value; $25 in solvent debts; $370 value of all other property; $3470 aggregate value of all property.

23. 1867, 21 Jan: Carroll Co, GA, Marriage Book D, page 23: A. Upshaw & Catherine Rowden(sic), 21 Jan 1867.

24. 1867, 21 Jan: Carroll Co, GA, Marriage Book 1858-1868, page 194: A. Upshaw & Catherine Rowden (sic), 21 Jan 1867.

25. 1870 Carroll Co, GA, census, page 44, Carrollton District, #302: Adkin Upsher(sic), age 69, b GA, ($800 Real Estate, $1000 Personal Estate); Mary C. Upsher, age 41, b GA; Robinson V. Upsher, age 24, b GA, ($325 Personal Estate); Mary J. Rouden(sic), age 17, b GA; Ida Rouden, age 14, b GA; Ella Rouden, age 7, b. GA.

26. 1874, 7 Jan: Carroll Co., Ga., Deed Book N, page 223: Adkin & Mary C. Upshaw of Carroll Co., to J.R. Gay of Carroll Co., $600 for 101 1/43 acres in the 5th Dist., the north half of lot #205. (signed) Adkin Upshaw, Mary C. Upshaw; (wit) T.B. McLaw?, T.H. West. Rec. 19 Jan 1874.

27. 1880 Carroll Co, GA, census, page 172, 714th G.M.D., 10th District, Dwelling #255: Adkins Upshaw, age 80, GA-VA-NC; Mary C. Upshaw, age 52, GA-GA-GA, (wife); Georgia E. Rowden(sic), age 16, GA-GA-GA, (step daughter).

28. 1884, 10 Jan: Carroll Co., Ga., Deed Book R, page 449: Adkin Upshaw and Mary Catharine Upshaw to James M. Spurlock; $84 for 5 5/8 acres off lot 213, commencing at the northeast corner of said lot and running west 65 rods to a public road, thence south along said road 11 rods, thence southwest to original east line 24 rods south of the northeast corner or place of beginning; (signed) Atkin (x) Upshaw, Mary C. Upshaw; Wit: John D.A. Moncrief, J.D. Jordan. (rec) 4 Mar 1884.

29. 1885, 23 Mar: Carroll Co., Ga., Deed (Mortgage) Book B, page 488: Adkin Upshaw & Mary C. Upshaw to W.T. Holderness: $35.00 due on or before 1 November 1885. Note is secured by mortgage of 50 acres of the northwest corner of land lot 213 in the 5th Dist. of Carroll Co, "which is my property free from any judgement and other lien ..." (agrees to pay 8 % interest); (signed) Adkin Upshaw, Mary C. Upshaw, per R.V. Upshaw; (wit): J.J. Juhan, E.B. Merrell, N.P. & J.P.; (rec) 30 Mar 1885.

30. 1885, 18 Sep: Death date from tombstone, Upshaw-Routon family cemetery, Carroll Co, GA.

31. 1885, 25 Sep: "Carroll Free Press": DEAD
Mr. Adkin Upshaw died at his home near here, on last Tuesday, in the 85th year of his age. The deceased was well and favorably known throughout this county where he has lived since 1865.
"Uncle Adkin", as he was familarily called, was born in Virginia but moved to Georgia when he was about 8 years of age. When about 35 years of age, he moved to Coweta (County) where his family was raised. In 1863 he moved to Heard County and in 1865 to this County to the place where he died.
The deceased was one of the leading members of the Primitive Baptist
Church, in the faith of which he died. To the many relatives and friends in the County we extend our condolence.

32. Concord Primitive Baptist Church, Minute Book 1884-1902, page 22 (published in Carroll County Genealogical Society Quarterly):
Adkin Upshere (Upshaw) born VA, 17 Apr 1801. His father moved to Elbert Co, GA when Adkin was 8. Joined church at age 25. Ordained a deacon in 1850 at Mount Paran church, Coweta Co, GA. Married Miss Martha Herrin in 1824. She died 1863 or 1864. At close of the war he moved to Carroll. 1868 or 1869 he married Sister Mary C. Rowden. Died 22 Sep 1885.

33. Concord Primitive Baptist Church minutes 1884-1902, page 10; "names of the present members of Concord Church, Carroll County, Georgia": "Deacon, #2: Adkin Upshere, by letter 1867, died 1885". (Source: Georgia Archives, Microfilm Library, drawer 263, box 46).

34. 1885, 16 Oct: "Carroll County Times": Obituary.
Died, at his residence near Carrollton Sept. 22nd 1885, Adkin Upshaw, aged 84 yrs., 5 months, and 3 days.
He was born in Virginia, April 19th 1801. Moved to Georgia in 1809. Joined the Primitive Baptist Church at the age, 25. Lived a consistent member till death.
In the days of his strength, he had heard the preaching of Mosely, Henderson and others who had so successfully filled the pulpits of Georgia and so forcibly taught the doctrines of his Church.
Brought up under their teaching, it is not a matter of wonder, that he should have remained so firmly fixed in his faith. When Brother Upshaw joined the Church by the preaching of the Gospel wise men were made wiser, and bad men were made better. It was a time when the world was forced to acknowledge the divine power of the Gospel.
In the latter part of his life he, especially, devoted himself to the reading and study of the Bible. It was his comfort in this life and hope for the world to come. Quiescat in Pace. A Friend.

35. 1885, 2 Nov: Carroll Co, GA, Will Book A, page 221, 222: The last will and testament of Adkin Upshaw.
State of Georgia/ In the name of God, amen. I, Adkin Upshaw of said State and Carroll County / County, being of advanced age and knowing that it is appointed once for men to die, do make this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all others heretofore made by me.
1st Item: I desire that my body be buried in a plain and decent manner, my Soul, I trust will return to God who gave it, as I hope, for eternal Salvation, through the merits and atonement of the blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
2nd Item: I desire and direct that all my just debts be paid without delay by my executors, herein after appointed.
3rd Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Mary C. Upshaw, all of the tract of land whereon I now live, containing one hundred and fifty acres, more or less, with all the rights, members, and appertenances to said tract of land in anywise belonging to her own proper use, benefit and behoof forever with full power to dispose of the same at any time previous or by will or deed at her death as she may think proper. I do also give and bequeath to my beloved wife, in the same unreserved manner, all my farming utensils, horses, mules, cattle, hogs, sheep, buggies, wagons and household and kitchen furniture belonging to and used on said plantation.
4th Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Beady Jane Smith five dollars in money at par.
5th Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Holland K. Urquhart ten dollars in money at par.
6th Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Curacy Ann Marchal ten dollars in money at par.
7th Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Susan F. Darden five dollars in money at par.
8th Item: I will and desire that the remainder of my estate be equally divided between my beloved wife Mary C. Upshaw and my three sons, John R. Upshaw, Joseph T. Upshaw, and Robinson V. Upshaw.
9th Item: I hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife Mary C. Upshaw executrix and my worthy son, J.R. Upshaw executor of this my last will and testament.
This April __ 1873
Adkin Upshaw LS
Signed, sealed, declared, and published by Adkin Upshaw as his last will and testament in the presence of us, the subscribers, who subscribed our names hereto in presence of the testator at his special instance and request and of each other.
April __, 1873
R.D. Reid
J.P. Reid
N.D. Reid
(Will produced and sworn to by witnesses 2 Nov 1885)

36. Mt. Paron Primitive Baptist Church record book (1884-1902), page 22: (from Coweta County Genealogical Society Magazine, Vol 4 #1, 2):
Adkin Upshere (Upshaw) born VA, 17 April 1801. His father moved to Elbert Co., GA when Adkin was 8. Joined church at age 25. Ordained a deacon in 1850 at Mount Paran church, Coweta Co., GA. Married Miss Martha Harrin(sic) in 1824. She died 1863 or 1864. At close of war he moved to Carroll. 1868 or 1869 he married Sister Mary C. Rowden. Died 22 Sep 1885.

SECONDARY SOURCES:

1. Sophie W. Upshaw, "Captain William Upshaw, Gent. Planter of Virginia and Allied Families" (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1975), pp. 30-32.

COMMENTS:

1. Buried at Routon-Upshaw-West family cemetery, north of Carrollton, Carroll Co, GA; a new marker was placed at his grave on March 4, 2004 by Ted O. Brooke; the inscription on his original broken marker seems to read: "Servant of God, All Done,__________________, wake to love." photographs in file of Ted O. Brooke.

2. Residences: 1817-1822: Madison Co, GA; 1823-1824: Morgan Co, GA; 1825-1832: Walton Co, GA; 1833-1835: Coweta Co, GA; 1835-1838: Chambers Co, AL; 1839 Talladega Co, AL; 1840-1862: Coweta Co, GA; 1862-1865: Heard Co, GA; 1865-1885: Carroll Co, GA.

Family Note

Marriage with Martha Herring:

reference: 176997

Marriage with Mary Catherine Hay:

reference: 150878

 Sources

  • Birth, Spouse 2, death, burial: Upshaw.FTW - 1 REPO - 2 CALN - Other - Date of Import: 21 May 2010
  • Spouse 1:
    - Morgan County, Georgia. - Original record - 1 REPO - [
    NAME Morgan County Probate Court
    ADDR Madison, Georgia] - Marriage Book 1822-1834, pages 33-34.Note recorded 13 October 1826
    - Upshaw.FTW - 1 REPO - 2 CALN - Other - Date of Import: 21 May 2010

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