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Sutherlin Gen 4

Descendants of Alexander Southerland

Generation No. 4

 

7.  FENDALL4 SOUTHERLAND (JOSEPH3, GEORGE2, ALEXANDER1) was born 1715 in Prince George County or Mecklenburg County, Virginia, and died in North Carolina.  He married MARY CHILES.  She was born Abt. 1719 in Virginia, and died in North Carolina.

       

Child of FENDALL SOUTHERLAND and MARY CHILES is:

                      i.    WILLIAM5 SOUTHERLAND, b. Abt. 1742.

 

Notes for WILLIAM SOUTHERLAND:

This is the lineage for William Southerland b. 1742 that was obtained from

Mormon Archives in Salt Lake City.

 

A copy of Fendall Southerland's will does not show a William as his son.

 

 

8.  GEORGE4 SOUTHERLAND III (GEORGE3, GEORGE2, ALEXANDER1) was born Bet. 1710 - 1720 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, and died in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.  He married UNKNOWN. 

       

Children of GEORGE SOUTHERLAND and UNKNOWN are:

                      i.    PHILLIP5 SOUTHERLAND.

                     ii.    WILLIAM SOUTHERLAND, b. Abt. 1742.

 

Notes for WILLIAM SOUTHERLAND:

This is the lineage for William Southerland b. 1742 that has been proposed

by Robert Sutherlin of Iowa City, Iowa.

 

 

                    iii.    JESSE SOUTHERLAND.

 

 

9.  WILLIAM4 SOUTHERLAND (WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, ALEXANDER1) was born Abt. 1742 in Virginia or North Carolina, and died Abt. 1803 in Casey County, Kentucky.  He married MARY OWEN 1766 in Virginia or North Carolina.  She was born March 30, 1746, and died August 31, 1834 in Putnam County, Indiana.

 

Notes for WILLIAM SOUTHERLAND:

Note: This is the lineage for William Southerland b. 1742 proposed by the book,

          SUTHERLANDS AND THEIR TANGLED BRANCHES, by Robert J. Walsh.

 

Note: It is the favored proposal for this treatise and will be used throughout.

 

Note that the other proposals show William Southerland b. 1742 being fathered by George Sutherland III          b. Abt. 1715 or by Fendall Sutherland b. Abt. 1715.  Both of these are reflected in the appropriate          branches as individuals separate from this individual even though all three are, indeed, the same          person.  It was the only way I could represent this dilemma.

 

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    When William (b. 1742) was at the age of thirty he received the rank of Captain. The significance of this title is not known; he may have been a ship's Captain or in the Militia. For a short period of time he was associated with tobacco, however, growing tobacco was not popular at the time, because of the high taxes imposed upon the planters by the English Crown.         

   Stories were told by travelers that political, religious and living conditions were more favorable in the Colony of North Carolina. He may have moved to the Dan River region of North Carolina.   No marriage record was found in Virginia, which leads to belief he married in North Carolina. It appears he later returned to Virginia.

      

There is no absolute proof, but in the general consensus, he was the father of William, born Abt. 1742.

 

        In lineage records of the DAR it is stated that they were married in both Virginia and North Carolina, also, these same lineage records mention Mary's birthplace as both Virginia and North Carolina.

 

          WILLIAM and MARY were reported living in both Virginia and North Carolina at various times. The DAR records mention that their children were born in both states. It has been reported that Southerland - Sutherland families and their descendants had been living at the forks of the Big Dan River since 1665. They were later joined by those families from the northern and eastern counties of Virginia.

        These families apparently paid little attention to the boundary between the two colonies; moving back and forth at will. (This is one reason why it is so difficult to find detailed records.

        From the DAR records it is stated that WILLIAM SOUTHERLAND was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, attached to the First North Carolina Regiment with the rank of private.  There is evidence that MARY was living in Virginia while WILLIAM was at war. There were three children born to this couple in Virginia while he was in the service. It is assumed that WILLIAM returned to Virginia when he was discharged where he is shown on the first census in Pittsylvania County in 1780 with eight dependants.

        Apparently he and his family returned to North Carolina where he next appears in the 1790 census in Burke County. The 1990 census in Burke County shows a WILLIAM SOUTHERLAND with 7 females ( a wife and 6 daughters ) and 3 male children.

        There is a separate listing for a Frindal ( probably Fendall )  Southerland with 1 female. Presumably Fendall, the oldest son, was married before 1790.   

          It is reported that shortly after or in the year 1791, WILLIAM, with one of his sons made a trip west into the region originally known as Kentucky County, although still a part of Virginia at that time. (Kentucky became a state in 1792 ). This territory west of the mountains was divided in three counties - Jefferson, Fayette and Lincoln. The reason for the trip is not known. Perhaps he was seeking to claim land he received as a military grant.  

           Sometime around 1800 moved to what was then Lincoln County, Kentucky. The Lincoln County census in 1800 showed a William Southerland, Sr., a William Southerland, Jr. and a Fendall Southerland. Apparently both Fendall and William, Jr. were married by then. Surprisingly, the 1800 census in Burke County also lists a William Southerland M 16/26, and a Findel Southerland, M 26/45, It appears that Fendall and  William, Jr. may have  been counted in both states.

           WILLIAM died ca 1803 in what is now Casey County, Kentucky. His will was recorded in June, 1803 in the Lincoln County Courthouse (Will Book No. 8, Page 251) (Casey County was formed from part of Lincoln County in 1807 ).

 

         Apparently many Southerland/Sutherland families started changing the spelling of their name to Sutherlin around Danville, Virginia. The reason for this is not known. Sometime after WILLIAM's death, MARY and the rest of her family changed their name to Sutherlin.

         All of the children of William and Mary Southerland are listed by the name of Sutherlin.  Apparently they all used that spelling after William's death.

         Sometime around 1814 MARY and three of her sons and their families moved to Orange County, Indiana. (This is approximately the same time that Abraham Lincoln's family moved from Kentucky to Southern Indiana). The other son, Owen, stayed in Casey County, Kentucky. The 1820 census of Casey County shows Owen Sutherlin with a wife and 2 daughters. The 1850 census lists Owen as 70 years old and born in Virginia. That would translate into a birth date of 1780 for Owen. His wife Polly was listed as 63 years old and born in North Carolina.                               

         MARY and her sons and families moved to Putnam County, Indiana in the 1820s. Mary died in Putnam County on August 31, 1834. She is buried in the old Sutherlin Cemetery in Russell Township north of Morton, Indiana.      

 

Very little is known about the 6 daughters of William and Mary except that they were all mentioned in William's will.  It is presumed that they all stayed in Kentucky.

 

 

More About MARY OWEN:

Burial: August 31, 1834, Sutherlin Cemetery , Russell Township, north of Morton, Indiana

Note: Abt. 1814, Moved to Orange County, Indiana

 

More About WILLIAM SOUTHERLAND and MARY OWEN:

Marriage: 1766, Virginia or North Carolina

       

Children of WILLIAM SOUTHERLAND and MARY OWEN are:

10.                 i.    FENDALL5 SUTHERLIN, b. December 25, 1767, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; d. February 02, 1834, Putnam County, Indiana.

                     ii.    WILLIAM SUTHERLIN, JR., b. 1769, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; m. POLLY FRANKLIN, Bet. 1790 - 1800; b. Virginia or North Carolina; d. 1831.

 

Notes for WILLIAM SUTHERLIN, JR.:

They moved to Russell Township in Putnam County, Indiana in 1821. Polly died in 1831 and is buried in the old Sutherlin Cemetery in Russell Township.

 

Putnam County History (1966) states that William moved into another township of the County. However, there is no record of his death or burial place. There is no mention of any children.

 

 

More About WILLIAM SUTHERLIN, JR.:

Note: 1814, Moved to Orange County, Indiana

 

Notes for POLLY FRANKLIN:

Polly Franklin was a sister of Lidia Franklin, wife of Fendall Sutherlin (b. 12/24/1767).

 

More About POLLY FRANKLIN:

Burial: Old Sutherlin Cemetery, Russell Township, Putnam Cty, Indiana

 

More About WILLIAM SUTHERLIN and POLLY FRANKLIN:

Marriage: Bet. 1790 - 1800

 

                    iii.    BETHANY SUTHERLIN, b. 1773, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; m. JAMES HAWKINS; b. 1773.

 

Notes for BETHANY SUTHERLIN:

Nickname - Tenny.

 

 

 

                   iv.    MILLY SUTHERLIN, b. 1775, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; m. ? GOLDSMITH.

                    v.    SUSANAH SUTHERLIN, b. 1777, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; m. ? HARPER; b. 1777.

                   vi.    MARY SUTHERLIN, b. 1779, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; m. JACOBY JONES.

 

Notes for MARY SUTHERLIN:

Nickname - Polly.

 

 

11.             vii.    OWEN SUTHERLIN, b. Abt. 1780, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

                 viii.    JENNY SUTHERLIN, b. 1781, Burke County, North Carolina.

                    ix.    NANCY SUTHERLIN, b. 1784, Burke County, North Carolina; m. JOHNATHAN JONES, June 11, 1811.

 

More About JOHNATHAN JONES and NANCY SUTHERLIN:

Marriage: June 11, 1811

 

12.                x.    GEORGE W. SUTHERLIN, b. 1787, Burke County, North Carolina; d. 1841, Putman County, Indiana.