• Born 22 February 1755 - Essex Co, Virginia
  • Deceased 8 October 1834 - Elbert Co, Georgia,aged 79 years old
  • Buried - Elbert Co, Georgia

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

residence:[between 1787 and 1834]Elbert Co, Georgia(source: Upshaw.FTW - 1 REPO - 2 CALN - Other)

reference: U
2 CONC [Upshaw.FTW]

1. 1755, 22 Feb: Birth Date from University of GA Library, MSS Collections, "Upshaw Collection", manuscript #18.

2. 1776, 5 Mar: Amherst Co, VA, Marriage Record: John Upshaw & Amy Gatewood

3. 1776, 5 Mar: Marriage date from University of GA Library, MSS Collections, "Upshaw Collection", manuscript #18.

4. 1775-1787: Amherst Co, VA, Various records (need detailed list).

5. 1787: John Upshaw received Land Grant in Wilkes Co, GA (Georgia Surveyor General record)

6. 1787-1834: Elbert Co, GA, Various records (need detailed list).

7. 1790, 20 Apr: Elbert Co, GA, Deed Book A, page 20: Stephen Kersey to Richardson Hunt, both of Wilkes Co., for L60, in sd. co. on headwaters of Doves Creek, adj. N. by John Upshaw & Peter Stubs, all other sides by Richardson Hunt, 200 acres. (signed) Stephen (x) Kersey. Wit: John Jourden, Jno. Cunningham, J.P. Regd. 6 June 1791. (Farmer, page 5)

8. 1795, 27 Jan: Elbert Co, GA, Deed Book C page 11: John Staples to Larkin Gatewood, both of Elbert Co., for 1000 lbs, tobacco, 53 acres in sd. co., adj. when surveyed, John Upshaw, John Staples, sd. Gatewood. (signed) John Staples. Wit: John Upshaw, James Gatewood. Proved by the witnesses, 14 May 1795, before M. Woods, J.P. Regd. 14 May 1795. (Farmer, page 82).

9. 1797, 1 Dec: Elbert Co, GA, Deed Book E, page 23: John Staples to Lewis Phipps, both of Elbert Co., for L60, in sd. co. on branches of Beaverdam Creek, 189 acres, adj. William Bradley, John Upshaw, Francis Higginbotham. (signed) John Staples. Wit: A. Stinchcomb, J.P. Regd. 25 Mar. 1798. (Farmer, page 150).

10. 1797, 1 Dec: Elbert Co, GA, Deed Book E, page 34: John Staples to William Bradly, both of Elbert Co., for 8,000 lbs. of neet crop tobacco, in sd. co. on branches of Beverdam Creek, 200 acres adj. near a branch on Francis Higginbotham's line, John Upshaw, Thomas Penn, Francis Higginbotham, is including part of 3 surveys, in fee simple. (signed) John Staples. Wit: A. Stinchcomb, J.P. Regd. 18 Apr 1798. (Farmer, page 153)

11. 1797, 1 Dec: Elbert Co, GA, Deed Book E, page 48: Benjamin Higginbotham to John Staples, both of Elbert Co., for L50, in sd. co. on branches of Beaverdam Creek, 224 acres adj. John Upshaw, Francis Higginbotham, Larkin Gatewood, John Upshaw, was granted to Benjamin Higginbotham, 17 Feb 1795, in fee simple. (signed) Benjn. Higginbotham. Wit: A. Stinchcomb, J.P. Regd. 22 May 1798. (Farmer, page 156)

12. 1798, 17 Mar: Elbert Co, GA, Deed Book F, page 88: John Greenwood, Jun., exor. of the last will & Testament of John Greenwood, Sen., late of Oglethorpe Co., Ga., decd., to Joseph Brady, both of Elbert Co., Ga., for $300, tract in Elbert Co. on Doves Creek waters, adj. John Upshaw, Richardson Hunt, Larkin Gatewood, Fleming Greenwood, William Phelps & heirs of Richard Gatewood, decd., John Ham, 165 acres, including land deeded from Richardson Hunt to John Greenwood, Sen., in fee simple. (signed) John Greenwood. Wit: James Brady, Henry Gaines, George Greenwood. Elbert Co.: proved by James Brady, 18 Apr. 1798, Jno. Cunningham, J.P. Regd. 25 Dec. 1799. (Farmer, page 193)

13. 1798, 18 Apr: Elbert Co, GA, Deed Book E, page 29: Lewis Phipps & Tabitha, his wife, to Francis Higginbotham, all of Elbert Co., for $80, in sd. co., Beaverdam Creek waters, 99 acres, adj. William Bradley, John Upshaw, crossing two branches, Francis Higginbotham, crossing branch, is part of 239 acres granted to Benjamin Higginbotham, 17 Feb 1795, in fee simple. (signed) Lewis Phipps, Tabitha (x) Phips(sic). Wit: W. Higginbotham, J.P. Regd. 18 Apr 1798. (Farmer, page 151)

14. 1798, 18 Oct: Elbert Co, GA, Deed Book F, page 89: John Greenwood & George Greenwood, exors. of the last will & Testament of John Greenwood, late of Oglethorpe Co., decd., to John Ham, both of Elbert Co., tract in Elbert Co. on Doves Creek waters, 80 acres adj. bank of large branch, John Upshaw, crossing branch, sd. Upshaw, heirs of Richard Gatewood, in fee simple. (signed) John Greenwood, George (x) Greenwood. Wit: R. Hunt, J.P., Lewis Phipps. Regd. 25 Dec 1799. (Farmer, page 193)

15. 1799, 23 Dec: Elbert Co, GA, Deed Book F, page 89: Joseph Brady & Susannah, his wife, to John Ham, all of Elbert Co., for $300, in sd. co., on south fork of Doves Creek, 165 acres, adj. bank of creek, John Upshaw, R. Hunt, William Phelps, sd. Ham, in fee simple. (signed) Joseph (x) Brady. Wit: R. Hunt, J.P., Stephen (x) Williams. Elbert Co.: Susannah, wife of Joseph Brady, rel. dower rights, 23 Dec 1799. (signed) Susannah (x) Brady. Wit: R. Hunt, J.P. Regd. 25 Dec 1799. (Farmer, page 193)

16. 1801 Elbert Co, GA, Tax List; Capt. Higginbotham's Co: John Upshaw Sr., 5 slaves, 363 acres on W. Beaverdam Creek; John Upshaw Sr., 500 acres on Dove's Creek.

17. 1811, 11 May: Elbert Co, GA, Deed Book O, pp. 17: John Upshaw, Sr., to Enoch James, both of Elbert Co., for $100, on both sides of Beaverdam Creek, in sd. co., 75 acres, adj. Carter, being part of tract granted to Thomas Penn, 2 Feb. 1796, in fee simple. (signed) John Upshaw. Wit: Thomas Oliver, A. Stinchcomb, J.P., James Christian, J.P. Rec. 19 Feb. 1812. (Farmer, p. 185).

18. 1820 Census, Elbert Co, GA, page 189: John Upshaw Sr. household: 1 male 16-25 (George Upshaw?); 1 female 16-25 (Elizabeth (Tate) Upshaw?, wife of George?); 1 male over 45 (John Upshaw Sr.); 1 female over 45 (Amy (Gatewood) Upshaw).

19. 1830 Elbert Co, GA, census, page 160: John Upshaw: 1 male 20-30 (Middleton Cook Upshaw, grandson?); 1 male 70-80 (John Upshaw Sr.)

20. 1831, 26 Feb: Will of John Upshaw dated (Elbert Co, GA, Record Book 1830-1835, pp. 472-473).
John Upshaw of Elbert Co, GA. To son James Upshaw 196 acres where said James now lives & Negro Kisey. To son George Upshaw, "all the lands whereon I am now living" (acreage not stated). All property not heretofore mentioned to be divided among my children and two grandchildren, namely, Ann Stubbs, Catherine Smith, Leroy Upshaw, James Upshaw, George Upshaw, & Middleton C. Upshaw & Joel Hardman in right of his wife. "My five children heretofore named have share and share alike and my grandson Middleton C. Upshaw and Joel Hardman in the right (of his wife) have half a share each ..." Son James Upshaw, executor. Dated 26 Feb 1831. Test: Benajah Houston, Thomas Jones, Thomas J. Smith. Signed: John (X) Upshaw.

21. 1833, 16 Jul: John Upshaw application for Revolutionary War pension, Elbert Co, GA (see UFJ, Vol III pp. 83-84).
Cartificate of pension issued 15 Nov 1833; subscribed on the roll of Georgia at the rate of $20.00 per annum, to commence on the 4 Mar 1831. Total of $60.00 paid through 4 Mar 1834; recorded in Book E, Vol 6, page 105.

22. 1834, 11 May: Codicle of John Upshaw dated (Elbert Co, GA, Record Book 1830-1835, pp. 472-473).
To daughter Ann Stubbs, one Negro boy Daniel. To daughter Catherine Smith, one Negro boy Jackson. To son Leroy Upshaw, one Negro boy Willis. To son James Upshaw, one Negro woman Lucy. Dated 11 May 1834. Signed: John (X) Upshaw. Test: Haley Butler, William Bond. Proved 27 Oct 1834.

23. 1834, 8 Oct: Death Date from University of Georgia Library, MSS Collections, "Upshaw Collection", manuscript #18.

SECONDARY SOURCES:

1. William and Mary College Quarterly, Vol 18, page 86, 87.

2. Michal Martin Farmer, "Elbert County, Georgia Deed Books A-J 1791-1806" (Dallas, TX: Farmer Genealogy Co., 1997), pp. 5, 82, 150-151, 153, 156, 193.

3. Michal Martin Farmer, "Elbert County, Georgia Deed Books K-R 1806-1819" (Dallas, TX: Farmer Genealogy Co., 1997), pp. 185 (John Upshaw, Sr.).

COMMENTS:

1. Upshaw Family Cemetery; located about 1 1/2 mile west of Elberton, north
of State Hwy 72, in thick woods (see 1905 Elbert Co map). "Early Cemeteries and Gravestones - Elbert County, Georgia 1798-1919", Elbert County Historical Society, Elberton, GA, 1984, page 102:
Upshaw, M.C. 3 Jan 1808 - 20 Jun 1838
Hardman, J. dec'd 3 Oct 1831 (nearly illegible).
(Cemetery surveyed by T.O. Brooke; also present in this cemetery are two adjoining graves, 4' x 9', one of loose rocks piled 2 ft. high, the other of loose clay bricks piled 2 ft high. These two prominent unmarked graves are, I believe, those of John & Amy (Gatewood) Upshaw).

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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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